32. Simon FENN of Offton , son of Robert FENN  and Mary SMITH , was born about 1712, was baptised on 28 Feb 1713/14 in Offton SFK, and was buried on 2 Jan 1780 in Baylham SFK. Another name for Simon was Simon FYNN.
Proving the antecedents of Simon Fenn/Fynn snr is now a focus, there appears on information searched to date that two family's had a Simon Fenn at the time in question, that is the first quarter of the 18thC. Simon may be Simon Fenn 
Presently (2014) the focus is on proving/disproving the Fenn family of Kenton into the line.
Simon's surname and that of his family were spelt Fynn in the Offton Registers, but all following records of Simon's sons, Simon and Robert found in the Parish Registers and Village records of Coddenham and Hemingstone where they settled are spelt Fenn. Whether this occured because of phonetics or spelling remains unclear.
Accordingly it appears that the reason why Simon's ancestors were proving difficult to trace was that the researcher was looking for Fenn, research will now continue (2005) on the spelling Fynn and the remaining, presently untraced, family of Simon Snr.
Simon Fynn son of Robert & Mary baptised February 28.
Simon Fynn son of Abraham & Alice baptised October 4.
Mike Fenn has this Simon Fynn born 1724 Baylham unmarried.
At Simon's second marriage in 1778 he is reported as aged 66 making for a birth year of abt 1712
Simon Fenn was a witness at the following marriages in Baylham.
1778 9 June Miles Hollery and Ann Fenning
1779 8 August James Dorking and Elizabeth Garnham
1779 10 August Thomas Ward widower of Battiford and Bridget Steward.
1779 31 October John Lambert and Mary Read
1779 4 November John Garrard and Elizabeth Copping.
Ipswich Marriage Licences.
15 Mar 1940/41 Simon Fenn of Offten single and Mary Fouger of Battisford single.
Simon Fynn & Mary Folger were married by licence (sighted). A Relative? John Fenn was present.
A2A Ipswich RO Loraine Archive HA61/436/12210 Jul 1609
8/2000 searched Often, Partridge Transcript, one birth ;30 May 1709 Sarah Fenn da of Thos & Eliz of the Parish. ? sister of Simon? No Fenn deaths or marriages.
A relative John Fenn is recorded at the marriage in 1740 in Battisford, IGI. unchecked.
Boyd's Marriages shows Simon & Mary's marriage recorded also in Barking & Ipswich?.
National Burial Index for England & Wales
SURNAMES OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
A CONCISE ETYMOLOGICAL DICTIONARY
BY HENRY HARRISON 1912
FENN (Eng.) Dweller at a FEN [O.E. fenn =
Thomas atte Fenne.-Cal. Inq. P.M.
FYNN = Finn, q.v.
FINN (Teut.) the O.Teut. Fin, Finn : the national name [Fin-land supp. Fen-land, the Finns calling themselves Suoma-laiset, 'people of the fens' (Finnish suoma, a fen or marsh) In the genealogy of the sons of Woden
(A.-Sax. Chron., A.D. 855) Finn is the great-great-grandfather of Woden. In the Snorra Edda Finn-r is VntSinn's (Odin's) grandfather. Fin(p, a Frisian prince, is mentioned in Beowulf'.
Also in The Scop's Tale, 11. 55-6 Fin Folcwalding [weold] Fresna cynne. . . . .
(Fin, Folcwald's Son, [ruled] the Frisians' kin. . . . .)
As well as in the fragment on The Fight at Finnesburg, 11. 71-3
Swurd-leOma stod, Swylce cal Finns buruh Fyren waere. . . . . (Sword-gleam stood, As if all Finn's stronghold on fire were. . . . .)
(Scand.-Celt.) WHITE, FAIR (the ancient Scandinavians app. also borrowed
the Celt, name Fionii)
(Celt.) WHITE, FAIR (Irish. and Gael. Fionn-fionn, white, lair, pale, clear)
(A.-Fr.-Lat.) FINE, ELEGANT (Fr. fin, L.Lat. fin-us, fine ; Lat. finire, to finish)
Email correspondance with Rachael Reason Sept 04 over the transmutation of the surname Fynn into Fenn.
That is Simon Fynn bap 16 Jan 1741/2 took up the lease of Valley Farm Coddenham 1791 as Simon Fenn retaining that spelling to the end of his life in 1806. His family continued as Fenn, as did his brother Robert's.
Just a quick response to say how pleased I am to hear from you. I don't believe too much emphasis should be placed on the spelling of the surname as my view is this was not a "spelling mistake" nor however an intentional change of surname. Parish clerks were by no means better educated than they are today. "spelling" was not standarised since compulsory education came into effect only in the latter part of the 1800s in England and Wales and then not everyone attended school! The "spelling" of surnames in particular was a rather hit and miss affair and people who could write and then at best just their own names and nothing more often wrote phonetically and parish clerks were no different. It is through writing phonetically variants of the same surname arose.
You asked for an example of Fynn changing to Fenn. All my material is in files and so takes a little time to put into some order. . . . .however I have found an example which demonstrates this reasonably well by showing the two variants of the same surname in one document together with an obvious error by the parish clerk for good measure!
Firstly there was a mix up of the surnames of Thomas Fynne who married Anne Death. People would be drawn from the surrounding community and asked to act as witnesses for such events and it appears Thomas Death was one such person and had witnessed several other marriages in the parish.
I believe this is Simon the younger's sister Anne. Anne's marriage took place at Baylham. . . . .
Thomas Fenn single man and Anne Death single woman of this parish were married in this church by licence 27 December 1773. He signed as Thomas Death and she made a mark - her name is recorded as Anne Fynne.
Interestingly the witnesses to Anne's marriage were Simon Fenn and John Banyard. I am not sure whether this is Simon the elder or his son Simon the younger. As I concentrated on my direct ancestral line everything else which was thrown up in the process was a bonus and I do not have a date of death for Simon the elder.
However I am now retracing my family tree to flesh out each generation. I have, the other day requested a piece of research of both Thomas and Simon's siblings to see what happened to each of them and in particular I have asked for a date of death and/or burial for Simon the elder. I feel if Simon the elder were still alive it would be Anne's father and not her brother who witnessed her marriage. I should be delighted to send you the details when I receive them.
The second witness was a John Banyard. A tradition which appears in other branches of mine and Derek's families the adding on of a spouse's maiden name. Family groups who either worked or lived closely together usually had a close marital connection possibly to ensure continuity of friendship loyality and financial benefit.
It may be that John Banyard is connected in some way to the
Banyard Coates' sons who later marry Simon the younger's daughters. It was not just the aristocracy who created dynasties! If this is correct then it's possible a female relative of John Banyard's may have married someone whose surname was Coates and retained her maiden name of Banyard.
According to Anne's baptism date of 2 January 1757 in Baylham she would have been around 16 years of age when she married Thomas Death. Consent for girls at this time was around 12 and so marriage at 16 was not impossible.
We are in the process of updating our computer and hope to install an all in one photocopier/printer and scanner. It should be possible for me to scan some documents to you if you wish?
Hope to hear from you soon.
From: Edward Fenn
Sent: Saturday, September 25, 2004 6:55 AM
Subject: The Fynn/Fenn
Thank you for your details on the Fynn family which I had not realised was so extensive.
This presents me with the problem of deciding if Simon Fynn and Mary Folger are indeed the parents of my Simon Fenn died Coddenham 11 Nov 1806
I have taken it as a reasonable view because Simons age at death was 65 which fits with the bap 16 Jan 1741/2 and the death entry in the Coddenham Register says "Simon son of Simon and Mary late Fulger. . . . ."
However Simon had a brother Robert the executor of his Will born about 1750 when calculated from his age at death I had not found his birth/baptism details but he appears to be the Robert born of Simon & Mary bap 27 Jan 1750/1 at Baylham?
You mention Thomas the miller in Coddenham I am most interested he was a cousin as he is clearly reported as using the name Fenn
Do you have any evidence of any others in the family assuming the name Fenn instead of Fynn, was Fynn a way of writing Fenn at the time not just a wrong spelling.
If the Fynns turned in some cases into Fenns a new chapter opens for me as I had viewed the entry of Simons bap in 1741/2 as a mis-spelling
I await you reply with fascination
Every best wish
Early Norfolk occurrences or the surname Fenn are largely concentrated in the district around the Broads in east Norfolk, with a smaller number in the fens around the Wash in the west.
In the Norfolk subsidy for 1329-39, there are 28 persons called Fen (including atte fen, etc) and of these, 21 are in the Broads area, especially around Wroxham, three are in the west Norfolk Fenland and the remaining four are widely dispersed in other parts of the county. Other early occurrences of the name Fen, and of surnames formed from compounds (Overfen, de Westfen, de Blackfen, de Fenrowe, ate Fenhous, etc) show a similar pattern of distribution.
The name FENN was also common in Suffolk. Twenty-five persons of the name occur in the Suffolk 1327 subsidy rolls, and are rather widely distributed. Nine are in the extreme north-east of the county, where there are marshes along the rivers Yare and Waveney, 12 are dispersed in central Suffolk, and three others are in the coastal areas of the south east.
The name is absent in this subsidy from the Fens in the extreme north west of the country, the Breckland area in north-west Suffolk, and from the south west of the county.
If the distribution of the name Fenn in 1327 is compared with the distribution of the same surname in the Suffolk returns for the subsidy granted in 1523, it can be seen that by the 16th century the situation had largely changed, and that by the later date the name was widely distributed over most of Suffolk, though still noticeably absent from the north-west of the county.
In certain early 16th Century sources for Norfolk, the surname was fairly widespread in the east of the county, though it was still more common in the Broads district than anywhere else; in the Fenlands
Ref: Whisley/Ayres family Tree.
Lease and release (at Alston's request) by William Lloyd, gent. of Penpedwast, Pembrokeshire and Phillip Thomas, gent. of More Critchel, Dorset to Samuel Alston  gent. of CODDENHAM, Suffolk of Sicklemore House and Farm (occupied by John Gosse) Tye Farm (occupied by Edmund Garrard) and Bullen Farm (occupied by Daniel Somers) - ref. Ipswich R.O. HA61/436/587 - date: 23 & 24 Dec 1717.
1. Coddenham and surrounding Villages: 1885 1900.
Courtesy National Library of Scotland.
Simon married Mary FOLGER (FOULGER) of Battisford  on 15 Mar 1740/41 in Battisford (Barking). Mary was born about 1720 in Baylham SFK and died before 20 Nov 1778.
Children from this marriage were:
16 i. Simon FENN  (baptised on 16 Jan 1741/42 in Barking SFK - died on 11 Nov 1806 in Coddenham SFK)
ii. Mary FENN  (baptised on 20 Jun 1743 in Offton with Lt Bricett - died in 1767 in Baylham SFK)
iii. John FENN  (baptised on 1 Sep 1745 in Offton with Lt Bricett)
iv. Elizabeth FENN  (baptised on 24 Apr 1748 in Baylham SFK)
v. Robert FENN  (baptised on 27 Jan 1750/51 in Baylham SFK - died on 26 Dec 1836 in Barham SFK)
vi. William FENN  (baptised on 24 Apr 1754 in Baylham SFK - buried on 27 Aug 1776 in Baylham SFK)
vii. Anne FENN  (baptised on 2 Jan 1757 in Baylham SFK - buried on 26 Oct 1849 in St Mary Coddenham SFK)
viii. James FENN  (baptised on 24 Aug 1760 in Baylham SFK - buried on 13 Dec 1761 in Baylham SFK)
ix. James FENN  (baptised on 16 May 1762 in Baylham SFK)
Simon next married Ann GARROLD  on 20 Nov 1778 in Baylham SFK. Ann was born about 1762 in Baylham SFK and was buried on 29 Jul 1791 in Swilland SFK. Another name for Ann was GARRARD/ GARROD.
Marriage Notes: Witness's to this marriage William and Elizabeth Farthing
The Public Advertiser
Tuesday, December 1, 1778,
Ipswich - Nov 28. last week was married at Bailham, Mr Simon Fynn to Miss Ann Garrard of the same place : the Bridegroom is 66 years of Age, and the Bride only 16." Witnesses were William and Elizabeth Farthing.
Ref: Mike Fenn
Spouse's first name(s)
Spouse's last name
Suffolk Marriage Index
Children from this marriage were:
i. Sarah FENN  (baptised on 10 Jan 1779 in Baylham SFK)
ii. Ann FENN  (baptised on 14 Nov 1779 in Baylham SFK)
33. Mary FOLGER (FOULGER) of Battisford  was born about 1720 in Baylham SFK and died before 20 Nov 1778.
8/2000 searched Battisford for baptisms 1730-60, none.
A Robert Foulger was buried at Hemingstone 13 Mar 1792, aged 72 years.
Mary's marriage alternative date 1740 Bayhlam from IGI not proven.
Mary's birth is unproven source IGI
Mary married Simon FENN of Offton  on 15 Mar 1740/41 in Battisford (Barking). Simon was born about 1712, was baptised on 28 Feb 1713/14 in Offton SFK, and was buried on 2 Jan 1780 in Baylham SFK. Another name for Simon was Simon FYNN.
36. Robert LIVEING , son of Robert LIVEING  and Martha VINYARD , was baptised on 16 Jan 1713/14 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 28 Apr 1785 at age 71, and was buried on 6 May 1785 in Harwich Churchyard.
The Liveing Family Archive has been collected and conserved by many generations from the 19th century. At this time of writing, 2011, it is being digitalised and transcribed by Claudia Buxton and Edward Fenn, into this record. One of the earliest items in the collection concerns the Houses in Harwich, below.
Robert son of Robert Liveing and Martha is wife was baptised upon the 16th day of January 1714 as appears by the Register of the Parish of St Nicholas Harwich in the County of Essex, examined this 28th day of April 1773 by me. Thos Gibson Minister.
Several entries in the Harwich Baptism Register show Robert & Sarah's surname as Liven however their family is reconfirmed by his and his son Robert's Will
To be Lett and Enter'd upon immediately.
The Oyster LAYS and PITS in the Creek between the Ray and Dovercourt, late in the Tenure or Occupation of Mr Robert Liveing.
For further particulars enquire of Mr Griffith Powell, Attorney at Law, at Harwich.
Ref: The Ipswich Journal Saturday, 19 October 1751.
Robert built a new fishing smack in 1765 details of some of the costs on file at the Essex Record Office ref D/DU 208/8.
Houses in Harwich.
See photograph of sketch made by Mary Kate Liveing about 1860.
Liveings of Harwich.
Captain Thomas Liveing by grandfather was born and died in a house (1). He died October 1836 aged 77 in his 78? Year. His wife died at Nayland at her son Edward's (my father) January 1837 in her 76th year. They were married when 25 and 23. Captain Thomas Liveing's father R Liveing lived in the same house before him and was manager of the fishing company in possession of 45 Smacks, he is buried with a stone slab inscribed over him in the pavement of the chancel of Harwich Church
He was buried before the present church was built (? EHL) in the old churchyard and the present church was built over his grave. He had nine children of whome Thomas was the youngest his eldest son William (probably in the fishing trade) had a son William (2) and a daughter Elizabeth. This William (2) appeared to his cousin Henry Thomas Liveing, when a child as old as his own father Captain Thomas.
William's sister Elizabeth kept house for her uncle Captain Saunders R.N. Commander of the R. . . . . Cutter Argus (who picked up Major Money in his balloon - he had one leg).
Captain Saunders was a fine genteel looking man rubicund he was terribly addicted to swearing and getting into a passion when he would take off his wig throw it on the ground and stamp on it. He married Martha daughter of Robert Liveing, sister of Captain Thomas Liveing, her father gave them a farm at Wheatley Essex for a . . . . . tion and Captain Saunders left it back to Captain Thomas Liveing at his death.
Captions beside the sketch of Kings Street Harwich about 1860.
(1) Captain Thomas Liveing's house, before about 1814 had tiled gable roof like (4).
(2) Captain William Liveing's house built by Captain T.L in place of a cottage formerly there for his son.
(3) Captain Macdonough his wife of famous mems (sic) with shoulder of mutton hand - who wopped her daughter Suzanne uncle Henry's baby sweetheart - she also returned Dr Bailey his medicine untasted and said she had deducted it from his bill and said she expected him to give her servants are present.
(4) Mr Baxter the cabinet maker whose son, Charles Liveing shot in the hinder parts
Liveing Archive: The Red Book
Essex Record Office D/DU 206/10
DEED DEPOSITED BY GUILDHALL LIBRARY
Scope and Content:
Release of legacies under the will of Robert Liveing of Harwich, gent. by Robert Liveing of Harwich, gent., 19 July 1785, by Thomas Liveing of Harwich, gent., 24 August 1785, by Joseph Threadgill of Harwich, fisherman and Martha his wife, 25 August 1785 and by Richard White of Coggeshall, esq., his wife Anne, Thomas Hearn of Harwich and William Hearn of Coggeshall, 9 March 1786;
Essex Record Office D/DU 206/8
Petition by children and grandchildren of William Hearn, deceased, late of Harwich, fisherman requesting Robert Liveing, surviving executor of William Hearn to sell remainder of Hearn's goods chattles property, 20 August 1774; estimates for the sails, 'cordage and anchors etc.' and 'Casks Tubbs etc.' on the 'William & Sarah', 1774; inventory and conditions of sale of sloop 'William and Sarah' of Harwich, 16 September 1774;
Petitioners included: Robt Liveing Jnr, William Liveing, William Hearn Jnr, Thos Hearne, William Jackson, Mary Jackson, John Hines for his children Mary Roger and Maurice, William Hearn, G Ward, Elizabeth Ward, Edmund Hunt, Mary Hunt, Richard White, Ann White, see the image of the document and their signatures.
Note of agreement between Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman and Henry Carter of Monewden, Suffolk, farmer to sell for L1050 to Carter the copyhold messuage of the manor of Easton Hoo Chasfield Marlby Hall and Monewden with Solyard occupied by Thomas Emmerson and Henry Carter, 14 October 1774;
Book entitled 'The Accounts of Smiths work from Mr Francis Stevens for Mr Robert Liveing's vessel Building for him by Mr Turner', with detailed accounts of iron used 'for Robert Liveing's new smack', 1765 (16 pp.), accounts of stock bought by Mrs Ann Hearn and Robert Liveing, executors of Captain Thomas Hearn's will 1766, and receipts given by Mary Jackson, daughter of Ann and Thomas Hearn, 1769-1785;
Essex Record Office D/DU 206/7
2 DEEDS DEPOSITED BY GUILDHALL LIBRARY
Dates of Creation
Scope and Content:
Conveyance (Lease and Release) for L196 John Blacksell of Harwich, merchant Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman One third part of messuage in Harwich occupied by Robert Liveing, John Brazier, Robert Perry, Elias Loveday and William Thruston and previously part of the estate of Robert Liveing, deceased.
Essex Record Office D/DU 206/7
Dated 22 June 1750
Indenture between John Blacksell of Harwich merchant and Robert Liveing of Harwich of Harwich fisherman whereby John Blacksell being about to marry one of the daughters of the late Robt Liveing of Harwich, claims one third of the net estate of Robert Liveing deceased under a Bond dated 31 Sept 1739 whereby Robt Liveing now deceased bound himself by Will at his death to this daughter's entitlement to one equal third part of his estate, there being only three children. To wit Robert party to this indenture and two daughters.
All matters relating to the personal estate being now settled, Robert Liveing the party to these presents and John Blacksell aforesaid do agree on a sum of one hundred ninety and six pounds as the share due under the aforementioned Bond settled by the Lease and Release above at the signing of this Indenture.
Signed John Blacksell
MS on file 2008
Ipswich Borough Archives. Reference to Robert Liveing and James Cook.
Apprenticeship Indenture, James Cook, single men, bound to Robert Liveing of Harwich(Essex) fishermen, 2 March 1774.
THE WILL OF ROBERT LIVEING OF HARWICH
Dated 17 April 1785
The Will of Robert Liveing of Harwich gent, being of sound mind memory and understanding.
First I desire that my body be decently buried and my just debts etc. . . . . be paid and satisfied.
I give and devise all that my Messuage or Tenement brew house store house outhouses, yards appurtenances situate lying and being on the east side of Kings Head Street in Harwich aforesaid and now in my own tenure and occupation and all such fixtures therein. Also all that my Messuage or Tenement with the yards wash house and appurtenances hereto belonging adjoining on the north side of the aforesaid Messuage or Tenement situate lying and being the same east side of the aforesaid street and now in the tenure and occupation of Jacob Squirrell, also all that my Tenement or Shop situate at the corner of Saint Austins Lane on the same east side of the aforesaid street and now in the occupation of the said Jacob Squirrell unto and to the use of my son Thomas Liveing his heirs and assigns for ever.
I give and devise all that my Messuage or Tenement with part of a wash house and yard and store house out house and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate on the east side of Church Street in Harwich aforesaid now in the tenure or occupation of my daughter in law Elizabeth Liveing her under tenants or assigns and all my fixtures therein and also all that my Messuage or Tenement with the other part of the said last above mentioned wash house and yard and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying and being on the same east side of Church Street aforesaid and now in the tenure or occupation of John Nunn his under tenants or assigns unto and to the use of my eldest son Robert Liveing his heirs and assigns for ever.
I give and devise all and every my copyhold Messuage or Tenement with the barns stables store house yards orchards lands meadows pastures floodings ways waters hereditaments and appurtenances there unto belonging called or known by the names of Brook House Farm and Barkers containing containing about fifty one acres more or less and all my parcel/s of Copyhold Land called May Pole Land and Brook Land containing about ten acres more or less situate in the Parish and Manor of Weeleigh co Essex now in the tenure or occupation James Gunn and Ann his wife relict of Joseph Whice the younger deceased the same being surrendered to the use of my will unto and to the use of my daughter Martha Saunders wife of John Saunders her heirs and assigns for ever she and they paying to my said son Robert Liveing the sum of two hundred and ten pounds and unto my son Thomas Liveing the sum of sixty pounds within ten months next after my decease
To my daughter in law Elizabeth Liveing widow my grandson William Liveing and my granddaughter Elizabeth Gill Liveing the sum of five pounds each for mourning
To Martha Saunders and Thomas Liveing my executors all my household goods furniture plate china linen . . . . . now in the possession of my said daughter in law and which are particularly mentioned in a bill of sale thereof made to me by my late son William Liveing deceased dated the eleventh day of February 1780 upon trust that they my said executors do permit my said daughter in law to have occupy use and enjoy the same until my said grandson and grandaughter respectively attain their age of twenty one years when they shall have an equal half part or share of the said household goods . . . . .
To my executors the fishing or coasting smack or smacks or vessel and vessels which I shall die possessed of with all and singular the masts sails sailyards anchors cables ropes cords tackle apparel furniture boats oars and appurtenances whatsoever which at the time of my decease shall belong to me also all my household goods plate china linen woollen furniture and other goods chattels ready money securities mortgages bonds notes stock and other estate both real and personal upon trust that they my said executors do and shall as soon after my decease as conveniently may be sell and dispose for the best price that can be gotten of all and every the said smack smacks etc . . . . . household goods chattels etc . . . . . and shall with all convenient speed lay out or place at interest in such public stocks or funds mortgage or mortgages etc . . . . . the sum of three hundred and thirty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain and shall apply the interest dividends or product thereof for and towards the maintenance education bringing up or benefit of my said grandson William Liveing and my said Grandaughter Elizabeth Gill Liveing until they shall respectively reach their age of twenty one years when they shall be paid out an equal half part or share of the said principal sum of three hundred and thirty pounds . . . . .
I will that my executors do and shall pay all the residue and remainder of the monies which shall arise by the sale of my estate as aforesaid unto and amongst my said sons Robert and Thomas and my said daughter Martha to whom I give and bequeath the same equally to be divided between or amongst them my said sons and daughter share and share alike . . . . .
I do make nominate constitute and appoint my said daughter Martha Saunders and my said son Thomas Liveing executrix and executor of this my last Will and Testament . . . . .
I do revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made . . . . .
Signed: Robert Liveing
Witnesses: Ann Hearn Jacob Squirrell John Hull
Proved: London the 16 June 1785 by Martha Liveing and Thomas Liveing
On file to be transcribed are deeds involving Roberts sons Willian & Robert concerning Roberts Will.
Robert was aged 71 at his death.
Essex Record Office
Reference Code D/DU 206/6 Dates of Creation 1730-1746 Extent 14 items Scope and Content Marriage bond between Arthur Lowe Bowman of Ratcliff, Middlesex, gent. and Sarah Narbrow, daughter-in-law of Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman, that Robert Liveing will assign one child or one third part of his estate to Arthur Lowe Bowman on the death of himself and his wife Martha, 7 July 1730; deed of sale of one quarter of the 'Robert and Martha' of Harwich (46 tons) for L.100 by Robert Liveing the elder of Harwich to Robert Liveing the younger of Harwich, fisherman, with Robert Liveing the younger to be sole master, 4 April 1732; bond for the payment of L.80 by Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman to Rebecca Hudspeth of Harwich, widow, 7 July 1735; bond for the payment of L.100 by Robert Liveing of Harwich, mariner to John Goodman of St. Mary at Hill, City of London, 24 August 1741, with acknowledgement of full payment received, 28 March 1746; bond for the payment of L.100 by Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman to Samuel Lucas, previously of Harwich, but now of Chelmondiston, Suffolk, esq. at the rate of L.5 a year as payment for one eighth of the 'Robert and Martha' purchased 26 January 1720, 26 January 1743; acknowledgement by John Blacksel of Harwich, merchant that his father-in-law Robert Liveing spent L.80 in 1730 on household goods for him and that he paid half his rent, L.49 10s. and that both these sums are part of 'my Fortune' following the death of Mrs Liveing, 18 January 1745; inventory of goods on estate of Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman, deceased 1745, including the 'Robert & Martha' and the 'Daniel & Philips' fishing boats, 13 June 1745 (two copies); note of L.510 15s. wages due to Robert Liveing, the son of Robert Liveing, as master for 13 years 5 weeks at 15s. a week 'the usual wages paid masters in that employ', May 1745; letters of administration appointing Robert Liveing as executor, 8 June 1745; account of Robert Liveing as administrator for the estate of Robert Liveing, 1746, with (itemised) list of debts paid and account of discharge of outstanding bonds to Samuel Lucas, John Goodman and Rebecca Hudspeth.
Date From 1730 Date To 1746
Essex Record Office Level:
Reference Code D/DU 206/7 Dates of Creation 21/22 June 1750 Extent 2 items Scope and Content Conveyance (Lease and Release) for L.106
John Blacksell of Harwich, merchant
Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman
One third part of messuage in Harwich occupied by Robert Liveing, John Brazier, Robert Perry, Elias Loveday and William Thruston and previously part of the estate of Robert Liveing, deceased.
Date From 1750 Date To 1750
Essex Record Office.
Reference Code D/DU 206/8 Dates of Creation 1763-1785 Extent 16 items Scope and Content Detailed inventory (8 pp.), with rough inventory and valuation of fishing vessel, made at the death of William Hearn, includes the entry for 'Wages paid the ship's company upon account of the last voyage to Norway which was 7 weeks. . . . .', 12 June 1763; agreement between the children of William Hearn, deceased to let his vessel go to sea uninsured, 19 October 1763; book entitled 'The Accounts of Smiths work from Mr Francis Stevens for Mr Robert Liveing's vessel Building for him by Mr Turner', with detailed accounts of iron used 'for Robert Liveing's new smack', 1765 (16 pp.), accounts of stock bought by Mrs Ann Hearn and Robert Liveing, executors of Captain Thomas Hearn's will 1766, and receipts given by Mary Jackson, daughter of Ann and Thomas Hearn, 1769-1785; attested copy of bond between William Jackson of Ipswich, printer and Thomas Hearn of Harwich, mariner, made on the separation of William Jackson and his wife Mary, formerly Mary Hearn, granddaughter of William Hearn and a beneficiary under his will, 16 December 1771; petition by children and grandchildren of William Hearn, deceased, late of Harwich, fisherman requesting Robert Liveing, surviving executor of William Hearn to sell remainder of Hearn's property, 20 August 1774; estimates for the sails, 'cordage and anchors etc.' and 'Casks Tubbs etc.' on the 'William & Sarah', 1774; inventory and conditions of sale of sloop 'William and Sarah' of Harwich, 16 September 1774; list of deeds and papers ('writeings') and plate taken from house, valuation of fishing vessel property of Mrs Sarah Hearn deceased and inventories and conditions of sale of house in St. Nicholas, Ipswich, Suffolk of Sarah Hearn, widow, 23 September 1774; inventory and conditions of sale of house in Kings Head Street, Harwich occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland, 30 September 1774; note of agreement between Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman and Henry Carter of Monewden, Suffolk, farmer to sell for L.1050 to Carter the copyhold messuage of the manor of Easton Hoo Chasfield Marlby Hall and Monewden with Solyard occupied by Thomas Emmerson and Henry Carter, 14 October 1774; rough inventory of William Hearn's fishing vessel with rough estimate of value.
Date From 1763 Date To 1785
1. Robert Liveing: Petition by Family of William Hearn to wind up Williams his estate, 18th C Harwich.
Robert married Sarah HEARN  on 17 Oct 1746 in Ramsay ESS. Sarah was born circa 1723, died on 21 Jul 1772 aged about 49, and was buried on 24 Jul 1772 in Harwich Churchyard.
Children from this marriage were:
i. Robert LIVEING (LIVEN)  (baptised on 26 Oct 1747 in Harwich ESS - died on 10 Aug 1786, buried in Harwich Churchyard)
ii. William LIVEING  (baptised on 1 Aug 1749 in Harwich ESS - died before 17 Apr 1785)
iii. Sarah LIVEING (LIVIN)  (baptised on 10 Jul 1751 in Harwich - buried on 24 Mar 1759 in Harwich Churchyard)
iv. Philip LIVEING (LIVEN)  (baptised on 8 Aug 1753 in Harwich ESS - buried on 17 Aug 1753 in Harwich Churchyard)
v. Martha LIVEING (LIVEN)  (born about 1754, baptised Harwich ESS - died on 8 Aug 1797, buried in Harwich Churchyard)
vi. Philip LIVEING (LIVEN)  (baptised on 25 Mar 1757 in Harwich ESS - buried on 12 Oct 1762 in Harwich Churchyard)
18 vii. Commander Thomas LIVEING R N  (born on 16 Mar 1760, baptised Harwich ESS - died on 30 Aug 1836, buried in Harwich Churchyard)
viii. Philip LIVEING  (baptised on 26 Sep 1762 in Harwich ESS - buried on 18 Nov 1777 in Harwich Churchyard)
37. Sarah HEARN , daughter of William HEARN  and Sarah SIMKIN , was born circa 1723, died on 21 Jul 1772 aged about 49, and was buried on 24 Jul 1772 in Harwich Churchyard.
Essex Record Office D/DU 206/8
16 DEEDS DEPOSITED BY GUILDHALL LIBRARY
Dates of Creation
Scope and Content:
Detailed inventory (8 pp.), with rough inventory and valuation of fishing vessel, made at the death of William Hearn, includes the entry for 'Wages paid the ship's company upon account of the last voyage to Norway which was 7 weeks. . . . . ', 12 June 1763;
Rough inventory of William Hearn's fishing vessel with rough estimate of value.
Agreement between the children of William Hearn, deceased to let his vessel go to sea uninsured, 19 October 1763;
Attested copy of bond between William Jackson of Ipswich, printer and Thomas Hearn of Harwich, mariner, made on the separation of William Jackson and his wife Mary, formerly Mary Hearn, granddaughter of William Hearn and a beneficiary under his will, 16 December 1771;
List of deeds and papers ('writeings') and plate taken from house, valuation of fishing vessel property of Mrs Sarah Hearn deceased and inventories and conditions of sale of house in St. Nicholas, Ipswich, Suffolk of Sarah Hearn, widow, 23 September 1774;
Inventory and conditions of sale of house in Kings Head Street, Harwich occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland, 30 September 1774;
The marriage entry read "Robert Liven and Sarah Hearn of Harwich single persons 17 Oct 1746" Ramsay ESS
Alternative Burial date 24 Jul 1772
The dates and spellings of Sarah's family have been double checked, Baptism's searched to 1766 and burials to 1768 at Harwich.
Sarah married Robert LIVEING  on 17 Oct 1746 in Ramsay ESS. Robert was baptised on 16 Jan 1713/14 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 28 Apr 1785 at age 71, and was buried on 6 May 1785 in Harwich Churchyard.
38. Thomas HARROLD , son of HARROLD , was born in 1726 and died on 31 Oct 1791 at age 65.
Thomas was of Harwich he is said to have had a position in Customs.
His Will was dated 6 Dec 1791 and proved for L5000 on the 21 Jan 1792.
ERO D/DU 206/10
Probate, 21 January 1792 and copy of will of Thomas Harrold of Harwich, gent., appoints wife Deborah Harrold and son-in-law Thomas Liveing of Harwich executors, bequeaths to wife Deborah all money in public stocks at his death for life, on her death to be divided equally between children Thomas Churchman Harrold, Edward Betts Harrold and Harriet Liveing, with the condition that a sum not to exceed L300 can be advanced to any of the children by the executors during his wife's lifetime, 11 August 1791 [proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1792, reference January 25]
Papers and accounts of Captain Thomas Liveing, son in law and executor of Thomas Liveing's will, 1791-1809; release of legacy under the will of Thomas Harrold of Harwich, gent. for L1000 invested in 3% consolidated bank annuities by Edward Bettes Harrold of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, surgeon and apothecary, 15 August 1809.
In memory of Thomas Harrold who died Oct 31 1791 aged 65.
also of Deborah his wife who died July 14 1809 aged 74 years
Ref: Transcribed by Edward Liveing May 1874
Reference: D/DU 206/10 ERO
MISCELLANEOUS DEEDS ETC.
DEEDS DEPOSITED BY GUILDHALL LIBRARY
Scope and Content:
Release of legacies under the will of Thomas Hearn of Harwich by Thomas Hearn of Harwich, mariner, eldest son, 8 August 1767, by William Hearn of Harwich, draper, 15 October 1770 and by Richard White, baize maker of Coggeshall and Anne his wife (formerly Hearn), 26 August 1774; release of legacies under the will of Robert Liveing of Harwich, gent. by Robert Liveing of Harwich, gent., 19 July 1785, by Thomas Liveing of Harwich, gent., 24 August 1785, by Joseph Threadgill of Harwich, fisherman and Martha his wife, 25 August 1785 and by Richard White of Coggeshall, esq., his wife Anne, Thomas Hearn of Harwich and William Hearn of Coggeshall, 9 March 1786; probate, 21 January 1792 and copy of will of Thomas Harrold of Harwich, gent., appoints wife Deborah Harrold and son-in-law Thomas Liveing of Harwich executors, bequeaths to wife Deborah all money in public stocks at his death for life, on her death to be divided equally between children Thomas Churchman Harrold, Edward Betts Harrold and Harriet Liveing, with the condition that a sum not to exceed £300 can be advanced to any of the children by the executors during his wife's lifetime, 11 August 1791 [proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1792, reference January 25]; papers and accounts of Captain Thomas Liveing, son in law and executor of Thomas Liveing's will, 1791-1809; release of legacy under the will of Thomas Harrold of Harwich, gent. for £1000 invested in 3% consolidated bank annuities by Edward Bettes Harrold of Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, surgeon and apothecary, 15 August 1809; attested copy of will [for registered copy see D/ABR 33/372] of Sarah Stow of Harwich bequeaths £5 and wood and coal in cellar to Ann wife of Jeremiah Durrant of Dovercourt, gardener, to Mrs Liveing wife of Thomas Liveing of Harwich, gent., her double chest of drawers, two large china bowls and the residue of her estate, to Elizabeth Thorogood Liveing, daughter of Captain William Liveing silver milk pot, locket and beads, to Robert Liveing Fenn and Thomas Harrold Fenn, sons of Mrs Harriett Fenn a silver table spoon each, to Harriett Fenn two silver table spoons, to Elizabeth Mary Logan, wife of Thomas Logan of Harwich, surgeon two large china bowls, to Mrs Mary Sansum, wife of John Sansum of Harwich, gent. two china bowls, to Isabell Ann Kelly, daughter of Thomas Kelly of Harwich, mariner, six china cups and saucers, to her lodger Mrs Mann six silver teaspoons, 14 July 1830; account of executor of will of Sarah Stow, 1830.
Dates of Creation:
Will: Release of legacies under the will of Thomas Hearn of Harwich, 1770-1786.
Thomas married Deborah BETTS . Deborah was born in 1726 and died on 14 Jul 1809 at age 83.
Children from this marriage were:
19 i. Harriet HARROLD  (born on 4 Dec 1762 - died on 24 Jan 1837 in Nayland SFK)
ii. Dr Thomas Churchman HARROLD  (born on 29 Jan 1765, baptised Harwich ESS - died on 3 Jul 1849, buried in St Marys Wiston SFK)
iii. Edward Betts HARROLD  (born on 4 Aug 1769 - buried on 25 Sep 1849 in St Mary Cheshunt Hertford)
39. Deborah BETTS , daughter of Edward BETTS  and Deborah , was born in 1726 and died on 14 Jul 1809 at age 83.
Deborah Betts has been placed as the daughter of Deborah based on her name and earlier birth date
Deborah's death date uncertain taken to be 14 Jul 1809.
Ref: Edward L Fenns book of notes pg 46 notes by Harriet Liveing Nov 3 1832.
Deborah married Thomas HARROLD . Thomas was born in 1726 and died on 31 Oct 1791 at age 65.
40. Samuel ALSTON , son of John ALSTON Snr  and Mary (Martha) STOCK of Wethersfield ESS , was born about 1690, died on 20 Feb 1754 aged about 64, and was buried on 1 Mar 1754 in Edwardstone SFK.
Cresswell's pedigree, took Samuels parents to be John from a tattered handwritten pedigree Pg 371 Alstoniana, there was some contention at the time (1898) from others in the family over this view, Dr Fenn pg 357 Alstoniana.
A portrait of a John Alston  born c1680, living 1754, hung in hall of Alston Court (Grooms) Nayland, Cresswell had him as a half brother to Samuel, father John Alston of Edwardstone, bap 1666 Newton, IGI puts his mother Elizabeth Harris. Had issue John, Thomas, Jacob. Mary (Martha) Stock of Wethersfield remains unaccounted for, as does Samuels birth and Samuel and Sarah's wedding. No record in the IGI, or in Edwardstone or Gt Waldingfield registers, or Boyds Marriages in Suffolk or Essex.
A John Alston (943) assigned to Samuel Alston of Edwardstone Maltster a messuage called "Snows" on the 27 July 1731.
MANOR OF GROTON 1737
Ref: HD 1525/6 Bury Record Office
In the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty eight before Ralph Cole Gentleman Steward there
The Homage: George Denyon William ffrench Gent Samuel ffrench Gent Sworn George ffrench Gent
At this Court came Samuel Alston of Edwardston in the County of Suffolk Maltster and Informed the sd Court that the Principal money or sum of two hundred pounds secured to the sd Saml Alston from John Campion one of the Customary Tenants of this Manor by a certain Conditional Surrender after a Recovery Suffered by the said John Campion at a Special Court held for the tenant aforesd on Tuesday the one & Thirtieth of January now last past of a Customary or Copyhold Messuage or Tenement Situate lying & being in Groton aforesd in a certain street there called Boxford Street with the House Stables Outhouses Yards Gardens & Orchards to the same belonging with the appurts formerly in the tenure or occupancy of Joseph Whiteing or his Assigns & now in the tenure or occupation of the said John Campion his Assigns or Assignee and all & every other the Messuages or Tenements & lands & Residences whatsoever of him the said John Campion now of the sd Manor by the sd Court Roll and is still due & unpaid to the said Saml Alston AND THEREUPON he the said Samuel Alston humbly prays of the Lord of the said Manor to be Admitted Tenant to all and every his said Messuage or Tenement & pledges with his Appurtenances to him Surrendered by the said John Campion as aforesaid To which said Saml Alston his Lord of the Manor by the hands of his said Steward did Grant and deliver Seisin thereof by the Rod TO HOLD to him the sd Saml Alston his Heirs & Assigns forever of the Lord by the Rod at the Will of the Lord According to the Custom of the Manor by the Yearly Rents & Services therefore due & of right Accustomed SUBJECT nevertheless to the power & Equity of Redemption to him the sd John Campion his Heirs & Assigns in & by the sd writes [rights] Surrender reserved mentioned & Expressed & he gave the Lord his ffine and was thereof Admitted tenant the right of every one being Saved & so forth.
Due to the fold in the roll there is a section missing here but I do not think it matters
. . . . . Lord according to the customs of the sd Mannor by the Rents & Services thereof due and of right accustomed but his ffine was excused and his ffealty asserted AND AFTERWARDS at this Court came the sd George Baker in full court and Surrendered by the Rod unto the hands of the Lord by the hands of his Deputy Steward according to the custom of the Mannor aforesd SETT THAT the aforesd. Messuages or tenemt with the lands and the appurts at this Court Surrendered as aforesd TO the life and behoof of him the sd. John Campion and his heirs forever which said John Campion being present here in Court humbly prayed of the Lord to be Admitted Tenant to the premises aforesd with the appurts to whom the Lord of the said Mannor by his Deputy Steward did declare thereof Seisin by the Rod TO HOLD the same forever with the appurts to him the sd. John Campion and his heirs forever of the Lord of the sd Mannor at the Will of the Lord According to the custom of the said Mannor by the Court Services thereof due and of rights Accustomed and he gave the Lord his ffine and did him ffealty and is admitted thereof Tent. And so forth AND afterwards sitting the Court the aforesd Thomas Mills George Baker and Jermyn Moyle in Open Court before the Homage by the Rod Recognised Released and forever quit claims to the aforesd John Campion in his Actual possession & Seisin now being and to his seisin forever. SETT the Estate Right Title Interest Property Claim and demand whatsoever of them the sd Thomas Mills George Baker and Jermyn Moyle & every of them of in and to the same premise and every part and particle thereof so that neither they nor any of them nor their or any of their heirs any Estate right Title or Interest forever of in or to the premises aforesd or any part thereof from . . . . . shall have claim or seisin and by of and from the same but are and shall be wholly there from Excluded henceforth and ever debarred.
AFTERWARDS the sd John Campion still sitting in the full and Open Court Surrendered by the Rod the hands of the Lord of the Mannor by the hands of his deputy steward and All and singular his messuage or tenement lands & hereditaments and premises aforsd with the appurts To the only life and behoof of Saml Alston of Edwardston in the said County Samuel Alston his heirs and assigns forever. Upon this condition nevertheless that of the sd John Campion his heirs Extors Adms & aforesd send one or two of them do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Saml Alston his heirs exetors Adms or Asss some or one of the full and Just Sum of one hundred pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain with lawfull Interest for the same on the twenty sixth day of October which shall be in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & thirty seven at or in the now dwelling house of the sd Saml Alston situate and being in Edwardston aforesaid without fraud or coin then the same Surrender to be void or else to be and remain in full forte power and virtue AND AFTERWARDS sitting the said Court the sd John Campion in Open Court did Surrender by the Rod unto the hands of the Lord of the Mannor by the hands of the sd deputy Steward according to the Custom of the sd Mannor SETT and every those messuage or tenement lands hereditaments & premise to which he was just now Admitted to and for such use and used as are or shall be declared in and by his last Will and Testament.
The rest of the Roll relates to other Court business.
John did not repay Samuel Alston and so lost his property
Transcribed and supplied by Jill Christensen 2011
Bury St Edmunds Quarter Sessions
21 July 1746
Alstons Malt Lost.
It appears to this Court that on the 13 day of May last between the hours of two and three of the clock in the morning a fire broke out in the Kiln belonging to the Malting Office of Samuel Alston the Elder of Edwardstone in the said County which totally destroyed the roof and the malt chambers and thereby the malt of eighty quarters of barley.
(from here on the entry becomes progressively illegible, but appears to refer to relief of duty due or paid on the malt?)
On file 2003.
Articles of Agreement here made and concluded upon this 27th Day of July Anno Dui 1731
BETWEEN John Alston the Elder of Edwardstone in the County of Suffolk Yeoman and John Alston the younger of Stoke near Nayland in the said County Yeoman of the one part and Samuel Alston of Edwardstone aforesaid Maltster of the other part
WHEREAS by Articles of Agreement bearing the date the first day of September Anno Dui 1730 made between him the said John Alston the Elder of the one part and the said Samuel Alston of the other part he the said John Alston the Elder did demise and to . . . . . lett unto the said Samuel Alston all those two Messuages or Tenements with all and singular the houses and outhouses buildings . . . . . stables gardens orchards fruit trees ways ponds waters . . . . . passages. . . . . right of common thereunto belonging AND also all those three closes and fields of arable land thereunto near adjoining containing by estimation six acres be the same more or less AND also all that meadow or pasture ground containing by estimation five acres be the same more or less AND also all that close or field of arable land containing by estimation seven acres called Grovefield or otherwise with the appurtances AND all that field commonly called Thornfield containing by estimation six acres by the same more or less As all and singular the same premises late were in the . . . . . or occupation of the said John Alston the Elder or his Assigns and are situate lying and being in Edwardstone aforesaid To hold the same Premises to him the said Samuel Alston his Executors and Administrators from the feast of St Michael the Arch Angel thou last passed for the Term of 31 years from . . . . . . . . . . ensuing at & under a yearly rent of eighteen pounds as herein is mentioned AND whereas all & every the same premises are by assignment of certain mortgages . . . . . down to and vested in the said Samuel Alston for the remainder of two . . . . . Terms of five hundred years and one thousand years for securing payment to the said Samuel Alston his Executors and Administrators on assigning four hundred and fifty pounds and interest for the same now it is agreed by and between the said parties and the said Samuel Alston for himself his Executors and Administrators doth by these presents covenant and agree to and with the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger or either of them their or either of their heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns that if the said John Alston the Elder and John Alston the younger or either of them their or either of their Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns do and shall pay off and discharge the aforesaid sum of fourhundred and fifty pounds and interest to grow due for the same and also to Francis Green of Preston twenty pounds and to Mary Kirks widow fourteen pounds and interest within the space of four years next ensuing the date hereof then the aforesaid Lease shall be void and of nowe effect from and after one years end after the said four years shall be expired otherwise to remain in full force for the remainder of the said term of one and thirty years.AND it is agreed that the said Samuel Alston shall accept and take the yearly rent and proffits of the premises in leiu of full satisfaction of the yearly interest to grow due on the said assignment of the said mortgages and he the said Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators or Assigns shall not nor will cut or cropp any of the trees growing on the premises within the said term of five years nor afterwards if the said principle money or sum of four hundred and fifty pounds and interest and the said money due to the said Francis Green and Mary Kirks with interest thereof and charges be fully paid off within the said term of four years next to come from the day of the date hereof in . . . . . whereof the said John Alstron the Elder and John Alston the younger hereby covenant and agree and with the said Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators and Assigns maintain and keep all and singular the premises in good substance and condition of all sort of repairs from the day of the date hereof during the term of five years from there next ensuing.
Witness their hands and seals the day and year first herein written.
John Alston. John Alston Jnr.
Sam Alston signed and delivered in the presence of us R. Cole Henry Pyne this is a copy of the origional Articles of Agreement lodged in the hands of John Alston ye younger and was examined by us R Cole Henry Pyne. (in whose hand it is)
Ref. Bury RO 391/6.2 (2001)
An inscription on an Altar Tomb in churchyard of St Mary the Virgin Edwardstone, reads "Here likewise lieth the body of the aforesaid Saml Alston late of this parish Malster,who departed this life the 23rd day of February 1754 Aged 64 years". Tomb located 2000, cleared by Mrs Tregear of Edwardstone, and photographed.
His portrait signed Beeston Coyte 1752 was gifted in 2003 by E N A Hadwen (nee Fenn) to Christchurch Mansion Ipswich with the other paintings of the family by Coyte. It is inscribed on the back "Mr Sam Alston of Edwardstone aged 62 Beeston Coyte 1752" sighted E L Fenn 2001. Portrait now at Christchurch Mansion Ipswich SFK. 2004.
Small oval oil painting of Samuel & Sarah was given to Charles Alston by Catherine Mary Downing and transferred by Charles Barron Alston to Dr E L Fenn in whose possesion they are now (1907). Whereabouts unknown to researcher E L Fenn in 1998.
Will on file, page 162 Alstoniana.
There is a portrait of Samuel Alston at Nayland (?) and probate on his will was granted on March 12th 1754 at Bury St. Edmunds.
THE WILL OF SAMUEL ALSTONE OF EDWARDSTONE
Dated 12th Dec. 1751.
In the Name of God Amen, I Samuel Alston the Elder of Edwardstone in the County of Suffolk Maltster being in good health and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praise be God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following chiefly commending my soul into
the mercifull hands of Almighty God my Creator.
My body I commit to the Earth to be decently interr'd at the discretion of my Executor hereafter named and as to what wordly estate wherewith it hath please God to bless me I dispose thereof as follows
First I give and devise all and singular my Messuages Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my Son Samuel Alston and his heirs for ever.
Next I order and direct that all my just Debts be duely paid and satisfied.
Then I give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah the wife of William Sudell of Colchester in the County of Essex Mariner the Sum of One Hundred and fifty Pounds of lawfull money of Great Britain.
Also I give and bequeath to my Daughter Mary Alston the sum of two Hundred and Sixty Pounds of like lawful money which said Legacies so given to my said daughters Sarah and Mary I will shall be paid to them respectively by my Executor hereafter named within one year after my decease.
Next I order, direct,and appoint my Said Son Samuel Alston my Executor hereafter named to place out the Sum of One Hundred and fifty pounds part of my personal Estate at Interest on good Security as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and pay the Interest arising therefrom to my daughter Ann the wife of Jacob Alston of Boxford in the Said County of Suffolk Maltster for her Sole Use and benefit and during the term of her natural Life my will being that her receipt for the same whether she be sole or covert and notwithstanding her Coverture shall be a legal and sufficient Discharge to my said Executor and from and immediately after her decease I give and bequeath the said One Hundred and fifty pounds to and amongst such child or children of my said Daughter Ann as shall be living at the time of her decease to be equally divided between them share and share alike at their several and respective attainments at the age of 21 years or Days of Marriage which shall first happen and in the mean time and until they shall attain such Age or Days of Marriage as aforesaid I desire the same may be placed out at Interest on Good Security In trust for my said Daughter Anns child or children by my said executor for their Use and benefit and the Interest thereof applyed towards their maintenance and Education but in Case my said Daughter Ann shall depart this life without Issue lawfully begotten
Then I give the said sum of One Hundred and fifty pounds after my said daughter Anns decease as aforesaid to my said two daughters Sarah and Mary to be equally divided between them share and share alike and if either of my said two daughters Sarah and Mary shall happen to dye before my said daughter Ann without Issue lawfully begotten
Then I give the sum of one Hundred and fifty pounds to the survivor of them the said Sarah and Mary and as to all the rest Residue and remainder of my Goods Chattles, Moneys and personal estate of what Nature or Kind soever and wheresoever after all my just Debts as aforesaid Legacies funerall charges charge of the Probate of this my will and other incident charges are paid and satisfyed I give and bequeath the same to my Son Samuel Alston his Executors Administrators and Assigns provided always and my Will and mind is that in Case my personal estate shall not be sufficient to pay off and discharge my just Debts and Legacies aforesaid that the several Legatees in this my will named shall bear an equal part and share of such Deficiency or Deficiencys in proportion and according to the Bigness of the several Legacies herein before given to them respectively And my mind and will further is that my said Executor shall not be answerable for any loss or losses that may happen in placing out the said sum of One Hundred and Fifty pounds or any part thereof at Interest (in Trust as aforesaid) or in any ways in the execution of this my Will unless the same be caused by their wilfull default or neglect and I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said son Samuel Alston sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and herby revoking all former and other Will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made I publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament.
In withness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in two sheets of paper set my hand and seal to each sheet and my seal to the Label by which they are affixed together this twelfth Day of December in the twenty-fifth year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Brittain ffrance and Ireland King Defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord one thounsand seven hundred and fifty one.
SAMUEL ALSTON, Senr.
Signed Sealed, published and declared by the said Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses: Martha Bayles Martha Abbott Thos Bayles.
Proved 28th March 1754 by the oath of the Executor.
Samuel Alston  bap 1680 St Giles Cripplegate LON may be Samuel  ? Did Samuel marry Sarah in London?
Access to the Edwardstone Hall archive may assist in confirming Alston relationships in Edwardstone. As far as the researcher is aware they have not been approached for access.
The archive was given to the Bury RO at one point but withdrawn in the 1950's.
11 June 1719 Alston (groom) married Light.
Canterbury Vicar General Licences 1694-1850
What role did Rachel Bonner (Bowen) fulfill in the Alston household that she should warrant her portrait being painted with the family by Beeston Coyte in 1754
COYTE, BEESTON - Adm.sizar (aged 16) at Peterhouse Feb 17th 1726/7. Of Suffolk. School Ipswich. Matric 1727; Scholar 1727; BA 1730-1. Artist. Died at Kingston, Jamaica. (T. A. Walker, 256.)
("Admitted sizar" - In the 19th century, a sizar was one of a body of students who, having passed a certain examination, were exempted from paying college fees and charges. They were probably so called from being thus employed in distributing the size, or provisions)
Edwardstone was once of considerable note, on account of the lords that lived here. In the Conqueror's time Hubert de Monte Canisio, or Montechcnsy, Guarin or Waryn, of this family, was so wealthy, that he was called the English Croesus, and according to Camden died worth 200,000 marks. Here was formerly a religious house, a cell to the monastery of Abingdon, near Oxford j but about the year 1160, the monks were removed to the priory of Colne, in Essex.
Ref Excursions in the county of Suffolk.
Samuel married Sarah . Sarah was born about 1692, died on 20 May 1732 aged about 40, and was buried in Edwardstone SFK.
Children from this marriage were:
20 i. Samuel ALSTON  (born in 1721 in Edwardstone SFK - died on 3 Jun 1796, buried in Family Vault Nayland Church)
ii. Sarah ALSTON  (baptised on 3 May 1724 in Edwardstone SFK - died about May 1760 in St Leonards Churchyard Colchester ESS)
iii. Anne ALSTON of Groton  (baptised on 6 Feb 1725/26 in Edwardstone SFK - died in 1761)
iv. Martha ALSTON  (baptised on 23 Dec 1726 in Edwardstone SFK - buried on 27 Dec 1726, died in Infancy.)
v. Elizabeth ALSTON  (baptised on 21 Jan 1727/28 in Edwardstone SFK - buried on 10 Mar 1727/28, died in Infancy.)
vi. John ALSTON  (baptised on 19 Jan 1728/29 in Edwardstone SFK - died in Infancy.)
vii. Mary ALSTON  (baptised on 6 Feb 1731/32 in Edwardstone SFK - died on 14 Apr 1768, buried in Family Vault Churchyard Edwardstone SFK)
41. Sarah  was born about 1692, died on 20 May 1732 aged about 40, and was buried in Edwardstone SFK.
An altar tomb in Edwardstone Churchyard reads "here lieth the body of Sarah wife of Saml Alston of this Parish Maltster who departed this life the 25th day of May 1732 aged 40 years" Inscription checked in 2002.
Sarah married Samuel ALSTON . Samuel was born about 1690, died on 20 Feb 1754 aged about 64, and was buried on 1 Mar 1754 in Edwardstone SFK.
42. Jacobus VANDERZEE , son of Cornelis Cornelisz VAN DER ZEE of Delft.  and Cornelia Jans CLOECK , was born about 1688, was baptised on 1 Aug 1688 in Austin Friars Dutch Church Dulwich London., died on 23 Aug 1746 aged about 58, and was buried on 23 Aug 1746 in inside Nayland Church SFK.
The Zee family may have emigrated to England following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes?
Baptism: 1 Aug 1688 Zee Van der Jacobus f Cornelis & Cornelia.
Austin Friars Church London. Image on file.
The records of the Dutch Reformed Church Austin Friars London colated and indexed in book form by W C J Moens ref. London Met. Archive 60.57 (Dut) shows Jacobus van der Zee was baptised at Austin Friars 1 Aug 1688, son of Cornelius and Cornelia. There are no references to Zee in the marriage or burial records.
There is a further entry as follows:
1674 (ref 1369) Thursday 19 July David Clinquant preacher at Delft in the name of the Consistory - (b) Balte van der Zee - (c) The Bretheren Overseers of the Community of Jesus Christ in England - (d) Delff, 19 July 1674 - (f) Printed Dutch; Printed Seal.
Jacobus Vanderzee practised in London before settling in Nayland. An Indenture between Mr Vanderzee and Mr William Boys of Colchester dated July 1739 contains a sentence to the following effect "The said Jacobus Vanderzee shall and will allow provide and find sufficient meat drink washing and lodging for the said William Boys the younger during the said term when and so long as he shall reside and be with the said Jacobus Vanderzee in the country and also shall and ask allow and pay unto the said William Boys the younger seven shillings weekly and every week in lieu of meat drink and washing and find and provide for him convenient lodging when he shall reside with the said Jacobus Vanderzee in London during the said term of five years"
In this Indenture Mr Vanderzee is described as one of the Attorneys of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster.
Ref: Dr Edward L Fenns book of notes pg 9
Jacobus no doubt went to London from time to time to conduct legal business on behalf of his Nayland clients.
The earliest mention of Jacobus (Jacob) in Nayland found by Dr E L Fenn was 1728, and about 1734 he occupied "Grooms" later named "Alston Court" by Dr E L Fenn, Jacobus practised as an Attorney at Law in Nayland with the long established law practise of Thomas Paris (died 1728) and his son Thomas (died 1735).
Oct 14 1733
Appeared personally Jacobus Vanderzee of ye parish of Nayland in the County of Suffolk aged 21 years and upwards and alledged he intends to marry with Mary Gusterson of ye same parish aged 27 years.
He not knowing or believing any lawfull let or impediment by reason of any precontract consanguinity affinity or otherwise whereby to hinder the said intended marriage of the truth of which he made oath and prayed licence for them to be married in the parish church of Alresford in the County of Essex.
Sworn before me
Ref: Copy on file.
Marriage Licence Bond
KNOW all men by thefe prefents That We Jacobus Vanderzee of the parish of Nayland in the County of Suffolk and John Potter of the parish of Alresford in the County of Essex are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God Edmund by divine permission Lord Bishop of London;
in Two Hundred Pounds of good and lawful money of Great Britain; To be paid under the faid Right Reverend and Father in God or to his certain Attorney his executors adminiftrators or affigns: To which payment well and truly to be made, We oblige ourfelves; and each of us by him felf for the whole our and everyones of our Heirs Executors and Adminiftrators firmly by thefe Prefents fealed with a seals. Dated the fourteenth day of October in the seventh year of the Reign of a Sovereign Ld George by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King defender of the Faith and fo forth: And in the year of our Lord One thoufand feven hundred and thirty three.
The condition of the above written Obligation is fuch, That if there fhall not hereafter appear any lawful Let or Impediment by reafon of any Pre-Contract, Consanguinity, Affinity, or any other juft caufe whatfoever; but that the above bounden Jacobus Vanderzee of the parish of Nayland in the County of Suffolk single man and Mary Gusterson of the same parish single woman may lawfully marry together: and that there is not any Suit depending before any Judge ecclefiaftical or Civil, for, or concerning any fuch Pre-Contract: And that the confent of the Parents, or others the Governors of the faid Parties, be thereunto firft had and obtained; And that they caufe the faid Marriage to be openly folemnised in the Face of the Parish Church of Alresford in the County of Essex between the Hours of Eight and Twelve of the Clock in the Forenoon; And do and fhall fave harmlfs and keep indemnified the abovenam'd Bishop of London his Surrogates and all others his Officers and Succeffors in Office, for, and concerning the Premifes:
Then the faid obligation to be void; or elfe to be and remain in full Force and Virtue.
Sealed and Delivered (being first duly stamped) in the presence of
John Potter his mark.
Copy on file.
England Law Lists.
Admitted 13 Feb 1737 - Jacobus Vanderzee of Nayland Gent - Before Judges S Burroughs & Allen - Enrolled 13 Feb 1737.
Jacobus is recorded on the Chancery List
Ref: Dr Edward L Fenns book of notes pg 10
On 21 Sept 1739 Jacobus was appointed Steward of the Manor of Nayland by Mr Samuel Gibbs Gt Horksley Park, Lord of the Manor.
In 1739 he was living in a house in Fen St, owner Elizabeth Gray widow. Nayland Rentals 1735 - 1740 Ref Ips HA108/1/4/10 entry no. 56. Fenn St - Edward Gray for the house he lives in - with a later entry J Vanderzee tenant.
1742 - Jacobus was living in another house in Fen St, owner Mrs Jane Fisher
In 1744 he had taken a home in Town St known as How's Hse next to the Rose Inn, lately occupied by Abraham How, glazier. It is recorded that Joseph Smyth owner of the Rose Inn objected to the use of his yard for access and Jacobus was required to pay 1/- p.a. for the right.
Ref: Dr Edward L Fenns book of notes pg 22
Laft Week Mr Vanderzee, of Nayland in the County of Suffolk, an eminent Attorney at Law, was by the Lord High Chancellor of Great-Britain, appointed a Master Extraordinary in the Court of Chancery.
Ref: The London Poft and Advertifer. Monday, December 1, 1740. numb 1905.
(In England there are two kinds of Masters in Chancery, the ordinary, and the extraordinary. The Masters Extraordinary perform the duty of taking affidavits touching any matter in or relating to the Court of Chancery, taking the acknowledgment of deeds to be enrolled in the said court, and taking such recognizances, as may by the tenor of the order for entering them, be taken before a master extraordinary.
Ref: books.google.co.nz/books?id=zmc8AAAAIAAJ. . . . . )
Jacobus practiced in London before this date.
Return of Writs Oath of Jacobus Vanderzee, master extrordinary in Chancery.
PRO C202/128/2 14 Geo II Mich.
Portrait by William Keable of Jacobus dated 1743 in possession E L Fenn Auckland NZ 1998. William Keable a barber and peruke (wig) maker of Nayland, was a client of Jacobus in 1731.
Jacobus Vanderzee attorney of Nayland Master, Apprentice Thomas Baylis parent Martha Baylis widow, date of Indenture 23 Jun 1744, date of Duty 6 Jul 1744, Term 5 years, Fee L105.0.0 Ref:The Genealogist IR 1/17
April 1745 - Jacobus writes he is confined to the house with a violent fit of gout.
Ref: Dr Edward L Fenns book of notes pg 27
Jacobus's Will dated 6 Dec 1745 proved 19 Sep 1746 leaves his estate in its entirety to his wife Mary, no other family members mentioned. Copy on this file
The Will of Jacobus Vanderzee
Dated 6 Dec 1745.
In the name of God Amen
I Jacobus Vanderzee being of sound mind and memory make this my last Will and Teftament and do hereby give devise and bequeath unto my dear and loving wife Mary all singular my mefsuages lands tenements and hereditaments and estate both real and personal to hold to her her heirs and afsigns for ever and appoint her sold executrix hereof
Witnefs my hand and seal the sixth day of December in the year of our Lord 1745.
Signed Jacobus Vanderzee
Signed sealed publifhed and declared by the said teftator in the presence of us and attested by us in his presence. Nicholas G Syme, Thomas Bayles, Thomas Scott.
This Will was proved at London before the right worshipful John Rettesworth Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commifsary of the Perogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted the nineteenth day of September in the year of our Lord 1746 by the oath of Mary Vanderzee widow the Relict of the deceased and sole executrix named in the said Will to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased being first sworn by commifsion duly to administration.
Appended in the margin of the Will.
On the 4th day of February 1829 Admons of the good chattels and credits of Jacobus Vanderzee late of Nayland in the County of Suffolk deceased listed by Mary Vanderzee widow deceased whilst being the relict and sole executrix named in the said deceased Will was granted to Joseph Awthy of Chelmsford in the county of Essex gentleman as a person for that purpose named by and on the part and behalf of the Rev George Tufnell of Wormingford in the County of Essex Clark certified as far only has concerned all the rights title and interest of him the said deceased in and to a certain messuage or tenement hereditaments premises with the appurtenances called . . . . . Bingham situate in Wormingford in the County of Essex and all other lands tenements hereditaments and premises situate in Wormingford aforesaid and the residue and remainer of a certain term of 500 years therin granted and assigned to him the said deceased by a certain Indenture of three parts dated the 20th day of February 1744 and . . . . . and unexpired and all benefits and advantages to be had enjoyed and taken that from but no further or other with or in any other manner whatsoever having been first sworn by Adnosn duly to administer The said Mary Vanderzee made her Will and appointed Samuel Alston and others whose names are . . . . . executives who . . . . . deceased which having proved the same.
Ref Public Record Office PROB 11/749 Will on file
Ref: HA541/2/6/19 - ALSTON Papers, refer to Alston Court (Nayland) and are torn out of an old exercise book written with a fountain pen - not dated and unsigned.
M.I. - Here lyethe the body of/ Jacobus van der Zee/ who died the 23rd August/ 1746/ aged 32 (Error should be 58) he that is without sin let him cast a stone 8 c St.John 7.
On the left side of this stone lieth the body of Mary van de Zee wife of the said Jacobus van der Zee formerly Mary Gusterson, spinster, who die on the 17th day of February 1762 aged 56 years.
On the right side of this stone lieth the body of John van der Zee, late of Furnivall's Inn, Attorney at Law who died the 30th day of March 1777, aged 39 years.
NOTE: these graves lie close to the font in Nayland church. The inscriptions recorded above are no longer legible. Mary the daughter of Jacobus and Mary van der Zee married my great grandfather, Samuel Alston of Nayland. Samuel Alston and his wife are buried in the family vault under the tower.
(signed) A A F (Arthur Alston Fenn c 1950).
NOTES ON ALSTON COURT - Nayland & Wissington Conservation Society.
Album lent by Mrs Nancy Hadwen
East Anglian Times (around 1900?)
Dr Fenn's great-great-grandfather was Jacob Vanderzee, a solicitor, and he came into the occupation of the house about 1734, succeeding a Mr Thomas Paris, also a solicitor, who had been in practice there since the days of William III. Mr Samuel Alston married a daughter of Mr Vanderzee and succeeded to his practice in this old house, which is still in the occupation of his granddaughter Miss Alston.
Death of Miss Alston, Saturday lst March 1902.
Her grandfather Samuel Alston commenced practising as an attorney-at-law in Nayland in 1746, when he succeeded his father-in-law Mr Jacobus Vanderzee, who appears to have settled in Nayland in 1728. Mr Alston was succeeded by his son George and his grandson Samuel (d.1887).
Country Life c.1920. Article by Christopher Hussey entitled 'Alston Court in Nayland, Suffolk; the residence of Mrs E.L.Fenn'.
[Looking down the village street] to the right was Mr Holmes Family Drapery and Grocery Shop [now Church Mews], said by tradition to be an old bay and say factory backing upon the churchyard. To the left was the baker's, formerly the guildhall. . . . . and beyond it the White Hart Inn. . . . . The Queen's Head, built 500 years ago as a weaving mill, with the master's house adjoining, on the banks of the millstream. . . . .
The older part [of Alston Court]. . . . .has been attributed to the reign of Edward IV. There is evidence to support this view, and to date the building about 1472. The hall. . . . .seems somewhat later, about 1510, and the wings forming the south and west sides of the court are later still in the sixteenth century. . . . . In the space between the west wing and the brick wall bordering the street, which at present is a strip of garden, where a house called Chamberlayne's seems to have stood..: At the end of the eighteenth century, when it (Alston Court] had been for fifty years the home of a branch of the Alstons, it was known as Groom's. A clothier of the name of Grome is found to have worked in Lavenham.
East Anglian Times February 1922. In the East Anglian Miscellany of 1912, Mr Farrer described the appearance of Alston Court in 1900 . . . . . On Miss Alston's death, it passed to her nephew, Dr Fenn of Colchester. He had it repaired, made it his home and. . . . . christened it Alston Court . . . . .The heraldic glass is evidence that it was built for the Payne family. The Will of John Payne of Nayland was proved in 1526.
Other references : Articles by K.Morrison in Ideal Home Dec 1926, 450-452, Woman's Journal 1927, 169-171, and Town. & Country Homes 1927?, 12-13.
On file to be transcribed a Letter of Attorney between The Revd Mr Smythies Rector of Polstead and Jacobus Vanderzee of Nayland - 2007 ref D/5
Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch
Rowley of Tendring Hall
ROWLEY OF TENDRING HALL
Catalogue Ref. HA 108
TENDERING HALL ESTATE TITLE DEEDS
MISCELLANEOUS DEEDS AND PAPERS RELATING TO THE TENDRING ESTATE
FILE - Messuage in lane the entrance to which is apposite the Crown Inn, later the White Hart and adjacent toft with fennage in Nayland - ref. HA 108/2/133 - date: 1682-1772
1745 Aylewood to Jacobus Vanderzee of Nayland
1758 Mary Vanderzee to John Boor of Nayland
To find out more about the archives described below, contact Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch <http://www.hmc.gov.uk/archon/searches/locresult.asp?LR=173>
1. Jacobus Vanderzee: Baptism and image, 1688 1743. Record of Jacobus's baptism at Austin Friars Dulwich LND and image in charcoal with dorse
2. Jacobus Vanderzee: Nayland Rates for Grooms (later Alston Court), 1746 1747, Round The Church. The ancient courtyard at Grooms
Jacobus married Mary GUSTERSON  circa Oct 1733 in Alresford nr Colchester ESS. Mary was born in 1706, was baptised on 21 Apr 1706 in Nayland SFK, died on 17 Jan 1762 at age 56, and was buried on 22 Jan 1762 in Nayland SFK.
Children from this marriage were:
i. Ester VANDERZEE  (born in 1734, baptised Nayland SFK)
22 ii. James VANDERZEE  (born in 1737, baptised Nayland Register. - died on 13 Aug 1785 in Billericay ESS)
iii. John VANDERZEE  (born on 11 Dec 1738, baptised Nayland SFK - died on 31 Mar 1777 in Nayland SFK)
21 iv. Mary VANDERZEE  (born in 1740, baptised Nayland Register. - buried on 11 May 1803 in Vault With Husband Nayland SFK)
v. Henry VANDERZEE  (born on 22 Dec 1741 in Nayland SFK - buried on 2 May 1742 in Nayland SFK)
vi. Constance VANDERZEE  (baptised on 22 Feb 1742/43 in Nayland SFK - buried on 1 Mar 1742/43 in Nayland SFK)
vii. Thomas VANDERZEE  (born on 8 May 1744 in Nayland SFK - buried on 10 Sep 1744 in Nayland SFK)
viii. Elizabeth VANDERZEE  (born in 1745 in Nayland SFK)
ix. Henry VANDERZEE  (born in 1747, baptised Nayland SFK - buried on 24 Sep 1747 in Nayland SFK)
43. Mary GUSTERSON , daughter of Henry GUSTERSON  and Constance HOLTON , was born in 1706, was baptised on 21 Apr 1706 in Nayland SFK, died on 17 Jan 1762 at age 56, and was buried on 22 Jan 1762 in Nayland SFK.
Their wedding date is sourced from ESS Mar Lic Colchester Library Ref E 929.3 u-y pg c12. Alternative date 1735.
Near the Font in Nayland Church is a Brass, reading "On the left side of this stone lieth the body of Mary Vanderzee the wife of the said Jacobus Vanderzee formerly Mary Guster Spinster who died on the day of January 1762 aged . . . . . years" Mary was aged 56 at her death. Note: not visible 1999. The Nayland Conservation Soc.? has a tree with a death date of 22 Feb 1766.
Mary married Jacobus VANDERZEE  circa Oct 1733 in Alresford nr Colchester ESS. Jacobus was born about 1688, was baptised on 1 Aug 1688 in Austin Friars Dutch Church Dulwich London., died on 23 Aug 1746 aged about 58, and was buried on 23 Aug 1746 in inside Nayland Church SFK.
44. Jacobus VANDERZEE , son of Cornelis Cornelisz VAN DER ZEE of Delft.  and Cornelia Jans CLOECK , was born about 1688, was baptised on 1 Aug 1688 in Austin Friars Dutch Church Dulwich London., died on 23 Aug 1746 aged about 58, and was buried on 23 Aug 1746 in inside Nayland Church SFK.
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45. Mary GUSTERSON , daughter of Henry GUSTERSON  and Constance HOLTON , was born in 1706, was baptised on 21 Apr 1706 in Nayland SFK, died on 17 Jan 1762 at age 56, and was buried on 22 Jan 1762 in Nayland SFK.
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46. George MEAD  .
George married Margaret .
The child from this marriage was:
23 i. Philadelphia MEAD  (baptised on 29 Dec 1737 in Gt Burstead ESS - died on 28 Oct 1802 in Billericay ESS)
47. Margaret  .
Margaret married George MEAD .
48. William JULIUS of Basseterre , son of Capt William JULIUS R N , was born in 1695 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean, died in 1752 in St Thomas Basseterre St Kitts. at age 57, and was buried on 25 Apr 1752 in St Thomas Basseterre St Kitts.
William was born at and lived in St Kitts, it was said that he never left the Islands. He had considerable Estates worked by slaves as was the custom of the time. The French when in occupation of the Island had expelled many of the aboriginals from the estates and brought in Africans to cultivate the plantations.
However no one of the name Julius is recorded in the lists of inhabitants of St Kitts 11 Jan 1707/08 or Nevis 13 Mar 1707/08.
Julius of St Kitts.
William Julius of St Kitts, born about 1695, had 3 sons, Caesar, William John, and John, president of St Kitts, baptised at Christchurch Nicola town, 18 April 1733/34, and 2 daughters, Fanny and Katharine. Surname of his wife "Ann Mary" and names of other children.
Ref: Caribbeana page 48.
Register of St Thomas, Middle Island and St Christoher 1729-1832.
Burials 1752 April 25 Wm. Julius from Basseterre.
http://dloc.com/UF00075409/00005/47?search=julius Caribbeana Vol 4A Pg 43
Picture courtesy Caroline Macpherson 2013
IGI, London records show Capt William Julius birth abt 1696 , marriage abt 1721 The birth record refers to a relative Henry Lindsey who may have registered it for the family in St Kitts.
IGI, London records, shows the birth of several children which have been added to William's family, identified as sourced IGI.
Note in the Registers of St Thomas Bassitterre that the 1760/61/62 Registers were damaged in the 1772 Hurrycane (sic)
William married Frances (Anne) Mary CHARLES  about 1721 in Reg In London. Frances was born in 1700, died in 1737 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean at age 37, and was buried on 14 Apr 1737 in St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts. Another name for Frances was Anne Mary CHARLES.
Children from this marriage were:
i. Mary JULIUS  (buried on 10 Mar 1747/48 in St George & St Peter Basseterre)
ii. Sarah JULIUS 
iii. Ann JULIUS  (born in 1721 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean - died 29 Sep1793 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean)
24 iv. William JULIUS  (born on 12 Nov 1726 in St Kitts (Reg In London) - died on 18 Feb 1780 in London.)
v. Nancy JULIUS  (born about 1727 - died on 29 Sep 1793 in Cayon Diary St Kitts)
vi. Suzannah H JULIUS  (born in 1728 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean - buried on 2 Nov 1729 in St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts)
vii. Catherine JULIUS  (born about 1728 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean - died in Queen Anne's St Cavendish Sq.)
viii. Martha JULIUS  (born on 13 Jun 1732 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean - died in 1741, buried in St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts)
ix. John JULIUS  (born on 21 Jan 1733/34 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean - died on 18 Nov 1813 in Laura Pl Bathwick SOM)
x. Frances (Fanny) JULIUS  (born in 1735 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean)
William next married Anne PERCIVAL  on 15 Jul 1739 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts.
Marriages Christ Church Nichola Town St Kitts.
1739 Jul 15 William Julius senr and Anne Percival
Searched by Jill Christensen at the SOG London 2011
Children from this marriage were:
i. Caesar JULIUS  (born about 1739 - buried on 24 Sep 1744 in St George Basseterre St Kitts)
ii. Jane De Saussay JULIUS  (baptised on 6 May 1740 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts)
iii. Lucretia JULIUS  (baptised on 6 May 1740 in Christ Church Nicola Town St Kitts)
iv. Lecorat JULIUS  (baptised on 29 Jun 1744 in St George Basseterre St Kitts)
v. Julius Caesar JULIUS  (baptised on 24 Sep 1744 - died in Sep 1774 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean)
49. Frances (Anne) Mary CHARLES  was born in 1700, died in 1737 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean at age 37, and was buried on 14 Apr 1737 in St Thomas Middle Island St Kitts. Another name for Frances was Anne Mary CHARLES.
A Mrs William Julius is recorded as being born abt 1700 London, and married abt 1721 London. She may have been named Mary or Ann Mary.
Register of St Thomas, Middle Island and St Christoher 1729-1832.
Burials 1737 Apr 14 Mary wife of Wm. Julius.
Ref: Caribbeana Vol 4A Pg 37
Picture courtesy Caroline Macpherson 2013
Frances married William JULIUS of Basseterre  about 1721 in Reg In London. William was born in 1695 in St Kitts Leward Is Carribean, died in 1752 in St Thomas Basseterre St Kitts. at age 57, and was buried on 25 Apr 1752 in St Thomas Basseterre St Kitts..
50. Dr Robert EDWARDS of Antigua  was buried on 3 Sep 1762 in Basseterre St Kitts.
John Hill writes 2009
I am as sure as I can be that Jane Smith Julius (nee Edwards) was the daughter of a Dr. Robert Edwards and his wife Catherine JULIUS (nee Smith). Dr Robert Edwards was a medical practiitioner in Antigua where Jane was born, and maybe also in St Kitts where he died on 3 Sept 1762 in Basseterre; on his gravestone is engraved "chirurgeon" and the records confirm this. I have not yet been able to find out his parentage, and the nearest I got was a certain Rev. William Edwards , a clergyman in Shropshire who had a son named Robert who was born in 1700 and went to Wadham College, Oxford in 1717. I am trying to find out where he studied medicine.
Robert married Catherine JULIUS . Another name for Catherine was Catherine SMITH.
The child from this marriage was:
25 i. Jane Smith EDWARDS  (born on 15 Feb 1733/34 in Antigua - died on 27 Jun 1823, buried in Bunhill Fields Burial Grounds Bristol GLS)
51. Catherine JULIUS  . Another name for Catherine was Catherine SMITH.
Catherine married Dr Robert EDWARDS of Antigua . Robert was buried on 3 Sep 1762 in Basseterre St Kitts..
Catherine married someone JULIUS .
52. Jonathan GELDER of Burton Westmorland , son of Aron GELDER  and Jane JOSH , was born about 1691 in St Michaels Appleby WES and was buried on 29 Jan 1760 in St Michaels Appleby WES.
Burton is a remote and isolated locality at the base of the Roman Fell in the Pennines.
Post-medieval Burton consisted of Burton Hall - which was built on the same site as the second medieval manor house and incorporated some of the features of this earlier building. It is believed that the second medieval manor house at Burton was constructed during C15. Nothing of this second medieval house along with the post-medieval Burton Hall survives above ground. Had moat and fishponds, possibly fortified.
Jonathan was recorded as "of Burton Hall" at the baptism of his son Jonathan, he may have been leasing it from the Wybergh family, owners from 1720 to 1942 when the War Dept., requisitioned the property and the buildings were leveled.
Jonathan married Elizabeth SANDER . Elizabeth was born in 1697, died on 2 May 1756 at age 59, and was buried in St Michaels Appleby WES.
Children from this marriage were:
i. John GELDER  (born on 9 Aug 1719 in St Michaels Appleby WES)
ii. Christopher GELDER  (born on 20 Aug 1727 in St Michaels Appleby WES - died on 26 Apr 1792 in St Michaels Appleby WES)
iii. Elizabeth GELDER  (born about 1730)
iv. Hannah GELDER  (born on 7 Dec 1732 in St Michaels Appleby WES)
26 v. Rev Jonathan GILDER  (baptised on 19 May 1735 in St Columba Warcop WES - died in Jul 1779, buried in St Mary Aspenden HRT)
vi. Jeremiah GELDER  (died on 7 Dec 1800)
53. Elizabeth SANDER  was born in 1697, died on 2 May 1756 at age 59, and was buried in St Michaels Appleby WES.
Elizabeth was aged 59 at her death.
Elizabeth married Jonathan GELDER of Burton Westmorland . Jonathan was born about 1691 in St Michaels Appleby WES and was buried on 29 Jan 1760 in St Michaels Appleby WES.
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