Note N1247 Index
The witnesses at the marriage were Martha Mary Ann Golding and John Ralph Bunce. The officiant was Charles Henry Corbin, who was presumably the minister at Christ Church, Croydon where the marriage took place. Both his father and her father were noted to be deceased. Frank was a soldier. His father was a horsekeeper and hers a traveller.
Note N1249 Index
I have a Christmas card with her photo sent to my grandmother Isabel Bryant in 1916. It says "With Kind Love From Your Loving cousin Lucy to Isabele Wishing you a Merry Christmas 1916" I found her in the 1911 census working as a general domestic servant in the home of Robert Chapman, solicitor.
Note N1250 Index
I have a Christmas card with her photo sent to my grandmother Isabel Bryant in 1916. It says "With Love From Cousin Maud To Isable Wishing you and Your a Happy Christmas 1916" In the 1911 census, she was working as a general domestic servant in the home of Charles Bennett, insurance agent.
Note N1251 Index
The witnesses were her brother James and john Spicer, probably his brother. The revern seems to be a Thomas L. Snow. They were married by license.
Note N1252 Index
I have chosen to give her the family name Hiron because in his will Stephen speaks of hos brothers in law John and Samuel Hiron. However, I cannot find a Susanna Hiron baptised in Cherington at the right time.
Note N1253 Index
IN his will he speaks of his sons Stephen and John and his two brothers in law John and Samuel Hiron. As he does not mention his wife, she presumably died before him - that is consistent with her burial. He names a number of grandchildren. Susanna, Abigail, Elizabeth, and Mary seem to have the same last name which appears to be Ellen, but I am not sure. He also names four Jarrett grandchildren: John and Mary, and Hannah and Stephen. He speaks of money owing to him from Anthony Dickins of ?, Humphrey White of Ascot, John Jones of Whichford, Edward Croft of ?
Note N1254 Index
I have located his will. He gives the primary portion of his estate to his son Robert. He gives his daughter elizabeth, wife of Edward Timms, 60 pounds to be delivered to her one year after his death. He gives his wife a gift that I cannot quite discern, plus a laod of wood to be cut once a year, plus 8 pounds a year. That money was to be paid one half on the 5th day of April and one half on the 4th day of October every year. The will was witnessed by Thomas Watkins, Ambron Thornett, and Richard Godson.
Note N1255 Index
There is a Thomas Timms who marries a Mary Mailings in 1770 in Ettington. If this is they, why would they move to Whichford? I tend to think that it is not they.
In the 1799 list of persons qualified to serve on juries, there is a Thomas Timms, gentleman listed in Ascot and a Nicholas Timms, farmer, there as well.
Note N1256 Index
If I am reading correctly the will of John Timms of Ascot, dated March 19, 1764, then it appears as if he married this Margaret Timmes of Ascot. I say that because in his will he names his wife Margaret and his brothers-in-law, Nicholas Timmes of Buryfield, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, and Thomas Timmes of . He also speaks of his nephews William Timmes and John Timmes, sons of his late brother William Timmes, and his sister-in-law, Mary Slatter, wife of William Slatter of Ascot, and his sister-in-law Margaret Thornett, wife of Ambrose Thornett of Sutton under Brailes. Mary Slatter probably refers to his wife's sister Mary, but that may not be correct. The only marriage that I can find for a William Slatter in Whichford to a Mary is on April 16, 1724, to a Mary Pettipher. Might she have been a widow? Presumably not as it does not say so. He also names his mother-in-law, Mary Timmes.
He disposes of a tremendous amount of land, money, montages, leases, and goods.
The will was witnessed by Richard Gibbs, Richard Styles(?), and William Steel.
But then there is a fifth page and a sixth page too. Page 5 is a codicil dated April 12, 1764, which seems to give a specific bequest to the child or children of his brother-in-law Thomas Timmes. The witnesses were ?
The will and codicil were proved by Margaret Timmes on August 7, 1765 in London and administration granted to her. Interestingly, administration of the goods, chattels, and credits of John Timmes was granted to Edward Eyre, of Grey's Inn, Middlesex, on February 18, 1818. Margaret is said to be deceased, as are the executors. If I am following it correctly, John was given a lease of some lands in Whichford for a term of 1500 years in 1750 - beyond that, I do not follow it.