The Kings Candlesticks - Family Trees
Richard DICKSON [7072]
Sarah [22470]
(-1709)
Elizabeth DICKSON [513]
(1675-1714)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John SKRINE of Warleigh Manor [16537]

2. Richard DOWNING of Warleigh SOM [512]

Elizabeth DICKSON [513]

  • Baptised: 1 Jan 1674/75, St Paul Covent Garden
  • Marriage (1): John SKRINE of Warleigh Manor [16537] on 26 Jun 1690 in St James Clerkenwell LND
  • Marriage (2): Richard DOWNING of Warleigh SOM [512] about 1698
  • Died: 18 Jan 1713/14 aged 39
  • Buried: 25 Jan 1713/14, St Giles in Fields Camberwell
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Elizabeth's marriage settlement, 24 Jun 1690, was for L3,000 from her father. The marrage licence, dated 25th June 1690, describes her as Elizabeth Dickson. spinster. of St. Paul's. Covent Garden. Middlesex.

Her Will is dated 9th August 1713, and it was proved on 29th January 1713-14 by her son, Richard Skrine, then aged 22 years. Three days later, 1st February 1713-14 administration was granted to her father, Richard Dickson, as guardian of her infant son Dickson Downing, the child of her second marriage.

Elizabeth in her will, desires to be buried in Bathford Church by her two husbands; but if she die in London, in St. Giles' Church by her mother's grave. She died 25th January 1714, aged 40, and was buried at St. Giles'.
She makes her father guardian of her son Dickson Downing, whom she makes whole and sole executor of all that she has, and leaves him all her plate, jewels and household stuff at Warley and in London. She recommends all her children to her dear father's care; and makes a number of small bequests to the poor of Bathford, to her father, to her son Dickson, to her daughter Sarah Maria, and to her son Skrine. She also speaks of a granddaughter, who is mentioned immediately after her son Skrine. This was Anne, his daughter by his first wife, Anne Delmas.

Ref: http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/strype/TransformServlet?page=book4_081
http://www.beanweb.net/ft/frippuk/pafn143.htm#3731

The middle Pillar on the North side of St Giles in the Fields church has the following inscriptions.
Elizabeth Downing, Daughter of Richard Dickson, Esq; Died Jan. 18. 1713. Also for Mrs. Sarah Dickson, Oct. 2. 1709.

Skrine of Warleigh
Chapter 3-A
The Skrines of Warleigh Manor.
. . . . .John Skrine's Will is dated 10th January 1697, and it was proved on 8th March 1697 (P.C.C. 85 Lort) by his widow; thus he was not yet 40 years old when he died. The Will was afterwards again proved on 9th April 1712, under a power reserved, by his son, Richard, on his attaining the age of 21.

In the Will he states that his father-in-law, Mr. Dickson, has promised to give his daughter, Sarah Maria, a very good fortune "when she shall be capable"; he, therefore, out of fatherly kindness gives her in addition 1,000 out of the trust money of his marriage articles. The remainder of this trust money he gives to his son Richard. He gives money for handsome mourning rings to his wife's father and mother; to his wife 50 to buy mourning, and all his household stuff, plate, etc., so long as she remains widow, also his charriott and horses in London and his coach in the country. He makes provision for any posthumous child that may be born to him; and gives his books in the Temple and in the country to his son. The "mixt lands" which he lately purchased from Mr. William Fisher of Hampton (Bathampton) are to remain to his wife during widowhood, afterwards to his son Richard and his heirs. Should his widow re-marry, his plate, jewels and household stuff are to be shared equally by his son and daughter. He orders that the walk is to be made up to his house from the Mill Lane. He makes gifts of money to his wife, to Mr. Josiah Woodward, to all his servants and to the poor of Bathford and Warley. His father-in-law, his wife, and Mr. Josiah Woodward are appointed executors in trust for his son, Richard, who is made sole executor.

Elizabeth, his widow, did in fact marry again before very long. Her second husband was Richard Downing, Esqr., who is, thereafter, described as Mr. Downing of Warley, co. Somerset. He predeceased his wife, who was granted administration of his estate 22nd October 1701 (P.C.C.), and he was buried in Bathford Church near the grave of her former husband. She lived until 1713, being then described as Elizabeth Downing, widow, of St. Giles' in the Fields, London.

Her Will is dated 9th August 1713, and it was proved on 29th January 1713-14 by her son, Richard Skrine, then aged 22 years. Three days later, 1st February 1713-14 administration was granted to her father, Richard Dickson, as guardian of her infant son Dickson Downing, the child of her second marriage. She desires to be buried in Bathford Church by her two husbands; but if she die in London, in St. Giles' Church by her mother's grave. She died 25th January 1714, aged 40, and was buried at St. Giles'. She makes her father guardian of her son Dickson Downing, whom she makes whole and sole executor of all that she has, and leaves him all her plate, jewels and household stuff at Warley and in London. She recommends all her children to her dear father's care; and makes a number of small bequests to the poor of Bathford, to her father, to her son Dickson, to her daughter Sarah Maria, and to her son Skrine. She also speaks of a granddaughter, who is mentioned immediately after her son Skrine. This was Anne, his daughter by his first wife, Anne Delmas.

Reference must be introduced here to the family of Liveing, which traces descent from this lady, Elizabeth Dickson. The facts were apparently well known to the late H.D.S., who was a personal friend of the late Edward Liveing, Esqr., M.D., F.R.C.P.; and the connection was referred to by the late Professor George Downing Liveing, F.R.S., President of St. John's College, Cambridge, then 96 years old, in conversation with the late Rev. Dr. John Huntley Skrine (third son of H.D.S.) when the latter was at Cambridge to preach before the University in May, 1923, only a few days before his sudden death. Professor G. D. Liveing, Dr. Edward Liveing, Registrar of the Royal College of Physicians, and Dr. Robert Liveing were the three sons of Edward Liveing, Esqr., a surgeon practising in Suffolk, and were the great-great-great-grandsons of Elizabeth and Richard Downing. But the writer had been unable to discover the intermediate steps of their descent from Dickson Downing.
Ref: http://www.jimvallance.com/02-family-folder/skrine-family-folder/ainley-walker-book/skrine-book-03.1-chptr-3-a.html


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Elizabeth married John SKRINE of Warleigh Manor [16537] [MRIN: 5908], son of John SKRINE of Warleigh [21951] and Unknown, on 26 Jun 1690 in St James Clerkenwell LND. (John SKRINE of Warleigh Manor [16537] was born in 1658 and died about 1697.)


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Elizabeth next married Richard DOWNING of Warleigh SOM [512] [MRIN: 147], son of Abraham DOWNING [26276] and Ann PREW [26287], about 1698. (Richard DOWNING of Warleigh SOM [512] died about 1701 in Bathford SOM.). The cause of his death was shooting.


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