Note N921 Index
The birth date comes from her MI but fits with the census.
Note N922 Index
According to the MI, she died as an infant.
Note N923 Index
According to the MI, he died as an infant.
Note N924 Index
He is referred to as a clerk in the marriage registration of his son William.
Note N925 Index
Her name in spelled Merrion in the 1911 census.
Note N926 Index
Who was she? There is a Mary Timms, of Stourton, buried on 11th January, 1824, at 43 years of age. That would make her born in 1781, which would be the same year as her husband. But there is no baptism for her that year in Whichford. Was it elsewhere?
Note N928 Index
The dates of death for her and her spouse come from the fact that they are both the "late" in will of Jane Timms of November 9, 1839.
Note N929 Index
Irene Connelly says that she died before the birth of the twins in 181
Note N930 Index
I take her death date from the fact that her will was proven on March 4, 1857, and from an entry in the parish records.
I am not certain who George Bailey mentioned in her will was, but in the 1851 census, he is shown as a widower.
Note N931 Index
In her will, Jane Timms describes her aunt Kezia Coyton.
Note N932 Index
In her will of November 9, 1839, Jane Timms describes him as her "late brother William." When he was born and when and where he died is unknown to me.
Note N933 Index
There is a discrepancy between his noted date of death in the MI and his burial date in the parish records.
It would seem that he never married. But, in his will dated May 28, 1855, he speaks of his two illegitimate sons Anthony Bartlett and John Bartlett, previously called Anthony Timms and John Timms. He names them as the children of his late housekeeper, Elizabeth Bartlett
In the 1851 census, he is listed as the head, age 72, along with his son John Timms, age 26, and his housekeeper, Elizabeth Bartlett, age 55. I am not sure where the son Anthony was.
I cannot find either son in 1861.
Note N934 Index
Irene Connelly (Timms) says that he gained the middle name Middleton later in life. I wonder from where? The 1851 census shows him born in 1780 and his son Henery born in 1820. I have to wonder why those are so wrong.
I have his will which reads as follows:
Note N937 Index
Irene Connelly says that none of their children ever married. She has Edwin's sketch book.
In the 1851 census, William and Kezia are together with the then two alive children, as well as Kezia's mother Kezia and Edward Timms, age 49, who is described as William's brother in law.. But Kezia had no brother named Edward. So who was he? There is also a visitor, Elizabeth Cowley, age 65, from Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. In the will of Hannah Timms of Hook Norton, from 1854, she speaks of her sister in law, Elizabeth Cowley, sister of her late husband.
In the 1881 census, he is still at home with his father.