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Jeff Mason says that there were no children from his second marriage. he also says that sometime between 1833 and 1843, William with his 2nd wife Elizabeth and his seven children from his previous marriage, moved to Broadmarston in Gloucestershire. It was there where Timothy Mason married Priscilla Clarke 6 February 1843. Their son Henry was born 10 Sep 1848 at Pebworth. Timothy, Priscilla and family moved from Pebworth to Leamington sometime between 1848 and 1851, and then between 1851 and 1858, they moved to Bilston in Staffordshire. From there the family split up somewhat, but everyone wound up in Edwards County, Illinois by about 1890.
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Herewith her birth registration from Helen Dunn:
Index reference - 1951 (Sept quarter) - page 408 - Belfast - Mary I Allely.
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Herewith her birth registration from Helen Dunn:
Index reference - 1951 (Dec quarter) - page 717 - Newry - Shirley A Alley
Shirley daughter of Herbert Reginald Allely & Mary Moore formerly Best.
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This may be his will:
In Dei Nome Amen I Thomas Mason of Cherington in the countie of Warwick yeoman being ? & weeke in bodie but blessed be unto god of good & perfect memorie Doe make & ordayne this my last will & testament in maner & forme followinge
And I give & bequeath my soule unto Allmightie god my maker & Redeemer & my bodie to be buried in the parish Churchyard of Cherington aforesaid Item I give unto the ? of Cherington -56- Item I give unto the poore of Cherington -56 Item I give unto my Daughter Margarett Sturch my Bigger Brasse pott ? the Bede I lie upon & the furniture All the rest of my goodes the table ? I give unto Thomas my sonne whome I make my full ? to pay my Debts & to see my bodie honestly brought to Chrystian burrial Item I make ? to this my last will & Testament my loving friende John Jarrett oblig(?) his sonne heir or ? I give today ? ? ?
In Wittness whereof I have putt to my Mark the xiiy day of March in the yeare of our Lord 1635
? The Mark of Thomas
Thomas Rogers Mason
I say it may be his will based on the reference to his daughter Margaret Sturch and his son Thomas.
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In the IGI her husband is William Stubbs. I believe that it is far more likely that her husband was someone with the last name Sturch. I say that based on her father's will. I did not find a William Sturch in the parish records for Cherington. There is however, a Nicholas Sturch with various children, including a Margaret.
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Her will is below. The intriguing question from my perspective was which Timms her daughter Ann married. I am now quite convinced that it was Eward, son of Henry.
In the name of God Amen. I Judeth Masson of Cherington in the County of Warwick widow being weak and sick of body but of good and perfect memory // and // to the Almighty God for it. I do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form a following. That is to say.
First I bequeath my body to be buried in the parish church or churchyard of Cherington wherein I live and for those my transitions and worldly goods wherewith god hath been // to bless me and to bestow upon me I bequeath them in manner and form following that is to say.
Item I give and bequeath unto John Mason my grandchild, son unto my son Richard Mason, twenty pounds to be paid under him when he comes to the age of one in twenty years if he shall so long live and the // shall think fit or else not to be paid unto him // two years after.
Item I give and bequeath unto my grandchild Judeth Mason daughter onto my son Richard Mason twenty pounds to be paid to her when she come to the age of four and twenty years if she shall so long live and my executors shall think fit or else not to be paid unto her till three years after.
Item I give and bequeath unto the four sons of my son Thomas Mason and the two sons of my daughter Elizabeth Eden and the son of my daughter Ann Times five shillings // to be paid to them within half a year after my deceased.
Item I give unto my daughter Ann Times a pair of blankets and two pair of sheets and the middle // // and her two daughters each of them one pair of sheets aforesaid.
Item I give unto the two daughters of my daughter Elizabeth each of them one pair of sheets aforesaid.
Item I give unto my son Ffrancis Masons three daughters each of them one extra platter aforesaid.
Item I give unto Jane Mason daughter onto my son Thomas Mason one flaxen tablecloth and one towel.
And if // John Mason his sister Judeth Mason the children of my son Richard Mason shall die and that or both of them die before they come to receive their several sums of money // to leave it to my overseers to dispose of it among my grandchildren when they think it most //.
Item I make my son Thomas Mason and my son Ffrancis Mason // of this my last will and testament.
Item I make my son John Mason my sole and only executor and do grant and bequeath unto him all my goods chattels and chatteles whatsoever that are not herein mentioned. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seals this f/ day of January and in the year of our lord god 1668.
Signed and deliverd in the presence of Thomas Mason his mark