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Thomas HERNE [9839]
(1608-Abt 1666)
Anne [9840]
William HERNE [6248]
(1642-)
Sarah SANCROFT [18678]

William HEARN [9851]
(1696-1763)

 

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Sarah SIMKIN [6257]

William HEARN [9851]

  • Christened: 22 Nov 1696, St Nicholas Harwich ESS
  • Marriage: Sarah SIMKIN [6257]
  • Died: 12 Jun 1763 aged 66
  • Buried: 13 Jun 1763, St Nicholas Harwich ESS
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Essex RO D/Du 206/8 1774
We whose names are hereunto subscribed Children and Grandchildren of William Hearn deceased late of Harwich in the County of Essex Fishermen to desire Mr Robert Liveing to surviving Executor of the last Will and Testament of the said William Hearn to sell and dispose of all the Messuages or Tenements in Harwich late of the said William Hearn with the vessel and all the fishing utensils and all the remaining household goods plate and furniture of him the said William Hearn for the best price or prices can be got for the same in order that the produce may be divided or put out at interest according to the directions of the said Will and We do hereby promise and agree to sign seal and deliver any Deed or Deeds Writing or Writings that shall on our part or parts be required for the authorising making or confirming such Sale or Disposal of all or any part or parts of the premises when required.
Witness our hands this 20th day of August in the year of our Lord 1774.
William Hearn, G. Ward, Elizabeth Ward, Edmund Hunt, Mary Hunt, Robert Liveing Jnr., William Liveing, William Hearn Jnr., Thomas Hearn, William Jackson, Mary Jackson, John Hines for my children - Mary Hines, Roger Hines, Maurice Hines.
Signed by William Hearn, George Ward, Elizabeth Ward, Edmund Hunt, Mary Hunt, Robert Liveing the younger, William Liveing, William Hearn the younger, Thomas Hearn, Mary Jackson, and John Hines for his children, Richard White and his wife Ann.
In the presence of us: B Didier, . . . . . Didier
Signed by William Jackson in the presence of us - John Philby William . . . . .

William had a fishing boat called the "William & Sarah" which was sold by auction Sept 1774. ERO D/DU 206/8
Robert Liveing was the sole surviving executor of Williams estate.

D/DU 206/8
Repository: Essex Record Office
Level: Category Miscellaneous
Level: Fonds MISCELLANEOUS DEEDS ETC.
Level: Sub-Fonds DEEDS DEPOSITED BY GUILDHALL LIBRARY
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 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 to 1785
This document has been indexed. The indexes are listed below.
Index TypeIndex TermsDescription
Subjects Boats Accounts of iron used 'for Robert Liveing's new smack', Harwich 1765, inventories etc. 1763-1785.
Subjects Farmer Henry Carter of Monewden Suffolk farmer, 1774.
Subjects Fisherman William Hearn deceased late of Harwich fisherman and Robert Liveing of Harwich, fisherman, 1763-1785.
Subjects Fishing Inventories, conditions of sale, accounts etc. boats in Harwich, 1763-1785.
Subjects Insurance Agreement between the children of William Hearn deceased to let his vessel go to sea uninsured 1763.
Subjects Mariner Thomas Hearn of Harwich mariner, 1771.
Subjects Plate List of plate taken from house of Mrs Sarah Hearn, 1774.
Subjects Printers William Jackson of Ipswich printer, 1771.
Personal Names Ann Hearn Executor of Captain Thomas Hearn, 1766, 1769-1785.
Personal Names Francis Stevens Account of iron used in the construction of fishing smack, 1765.
Personal Names Henry Carter Of Monewden Suffolk farmer agreement to purchase copyhold messuage of the manor of Easton Hoo Chasfield Marlby Hall and Monewden with Solyard, 1774.
Personal Names John Rudland Inventory and condtions of sale of house in Kings Head Street Harwich occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland 1774.
Personal Names John Rudland Inventory and condtions of sale of house in Kings Head Street Harwich occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland 1774.
Personal Names Mary Jackson Receipts given by Mary Jackson daughter of Ann and Thomas Hearn for money received under will 1769-1785, bond on separation from husband William 1771.
Personal Names Nathaniel Westhorp Inventory and condtions of sale of house in Kings Head Street Harwich occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland 1774.
Personal Names Robert Liveing Account of iron used for new smack, 1765, account of stock purchased as executor, 1766, petition to sell property of William Hearn and agreement for sale, 1774.
Personal Names Sarah Hearn Inventory and conditions of sale of house in St Nicholas Ipswich Suffolk of Sarah Hearn widow 1774, valuation of fishing vessel. Personal Names Thomas Emmerson Part occupant of copyhold messuage of manor of Easton Hoo Chasfield Marlby Hall and Monewden with Solyard, 1774. Personal Names Thomas Hearn Of Harwich mariner, bond with William Jackson on separation from wife Mary Jackson formerly Hearn, 1771.
Personal Names William Hearn Detailed inventory, 1763, agreement for vessel to sail uninsured, 1763, petition by descendants to executor to sell property, 1774. Personal Names William Jackson Of Ipswich printer attested copy of bond with Thomas Hearn of Harwich mariner made on separation from wife Mary formerly Mary Hearn 1771.
Personal Names Captain Thomas Hearn 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 1769-1785.
Personal Names Mr Turner Built new fishing smack for Robert Liveing, 1765.
Place Names Harwich Inventory and conditions of sale of sloop 'William and Sarah' of Harwich 1774.
Place Names Norway 'Wages paid the ship's company upon account of the last voyage to Norway', William Hearn, Harwich, 1763.
Place Names Suffolk, Monewden Agreement for sale of copyhold messuage of the manor of Easton Hoo Chasfield Marlby Hall and Monewden with Solyard, 1774. Place Names Kings Head Street Harwich Inventory and condtions of sale of house occupied by Nathaniel Westhorp and apartment occupied by John Rudland 1774.
Place Names St Nicholas Suffolk, Ipswich Inventory and conditions of sale of house in parish of Sarah Hearn widow 1774.
Place Names St Nicholas Suffolk, Ipswich Inventory and conditions of sale of house in parish of Sarah Hearn widow 1774.
Document TypesAccounts Iron used 'for Robert Liveing's new smack', Harwich 1765.
Document Types Bond 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 1771.
Document Types Conditions of sale Sloop 'William and Sarah' of Harwich 1774.
Document Types Inventory House in St Nicholas Ipswich Suffolk of Sarah Hearn widow 1774.
Document Types Petition Of descendants of William Hearn deceased late of Harwich fisherman requesting Robert Liveing surviving executor to sell remainder of Hearn's property 1774.
Document Types Petition Of descendants of William Hearn deceased late of Harwich fisherman requesting Robert Liveing surviving executor to sell remainder of Hearn's property 1774.
Document Types Receipt Given by Mary Jackson daughter of Ann and Thomas Hearn under will of father 1769-1785.
Document Types Valuations Of fishing vessel property of Mrs Sarah Hearn deceased.
Institutions 'William and Sarah' Inventory and conditions of sale of sloop 'William and Sarah' of Harwich 1774.
Institutions Manor of Easton Hoo, Suffolk Agreement to sell copyhold messuage, 1774.
ESS R/O 2013 http://seax.essexcc.gov.uk/result_details.aspx?ThisRecordsOffSet=1&id=26701.

Extracts from The Will of William Hearn
16 Oct 1759.
In the Name of God Amen.
I William Hearn in the County of Essex fishermen being in good health of body and of a sound and disposing mind and memory . . . . . I therefore this 16th day of October in the year of our Lord 1759 make and declare this is my last Will and Testament in manner and form following . . . . . my body to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my loving wife Sarah . . . . . I give and bequeath unto Sarah my beloved wife my Messuages, Tenements Lands in Monewden and towns adjoining in the county of Suffolk . . . . . in the tenure of John's Steptoe . . . . . the copyhold part whereof held of the several Manors of Hoo Hall Monewden with Solyards and Hoo-Charsfield . . . . . Also my vessel and all my fishing utensils and also all my mortgages bonds notes household goods plate and furniture and all other my estate goods chattels and effects whatsoever all and singular for and during the term of her natural life.
After my wife's decease my son Thomas Hearn and my son-in-law Robert Liveing whom I have hereinafter appointed executors of this my last Will . . . . . make sale of my said Messuages, Tenements Lands in Monewden and towns adjoining in the county of Suffolk . . . . . in the tenure of John's Steptoe the copyhold part whereof held of the several Manors of Hoo Hall Monewden with Solyards and Hoo-Charsfield . . . . . Also my vessel and all my fishing utensils and also all my mortgages bonds notes household goods plate and furniture and all other my estate goods chattels and effects whatsoever . . . . . and the money arising from the sale thereof shall divide equally amongst such of my children as shall be then living share and share alike and in case any of my children shall depart this life leaving child or children before the death of my said wife . . . . . such child or children shall enjoy and take such part and share as their father and mother would have had . . . . . And whereas I have given to my daughter Martha Hines L100 and to my daughter Sarah Liveing L105 and to my daughter Elizabeth Ward L100 . . . . . to go in part of their several and respective shares of my estate And whereas I gave my daughter Elenor late wife of Joseph Dean the sum of L100 I do hereby declare that I do not intend her or her children any further benefit by this my Will only I do hereby give and devise unto my grandson William her son the sum of L50 to be paid him when he shall arrive at his age of 21 years . . . . . Also all my wearing apparel whatsoever I give and bequeath to my son's Thomas and William Hearn equally between them . . . . . I do hereby name . . . . . my said loving wife Sarah executrix together with my son Thomas Hearn and my son-in-law Robert Liveing both of Harwich aforesaid executors of this my last Will . . . . . and do give to each of them two guineas for a ring on accepting the care as my executors . . . . . To this my last Will . . . . . I set my hand and seal.
William Hearn
Witnesses J. Orlebar, Isaac Crow, William Truelove.
This Will was proved at London the 12th day of August 1763 by the oaths of Sarah Hearn widow and relict Thomas Hearn son Robert Liveing executors.
Copy of Will on this file.

bullet  Research Notes:


Placing William as son of William baptised Mistley 1642 is pure conjecture.
E L Fenn 2009.

Baptism has ? by researcher for some reson


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William married Sarah SIMKIN [6257] [MRIN: 2085], daughter of George SIMKIN [21825] and Sarah SCOTT [21826]. (Sarah SIMKIN [6257] was christened on 8 Jan 1701/02 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS, died on 9 Aug 1774 and was buried on 12 Aug 1774 in St Nicholas Harwich ESS.)


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