Note N198 Index
The marriage register spells her name "Symonds" but she seems to spell her name "Simmons." I took her date of birth from the MI.
Note N199 Index
I could not actually find any baptism record for this person. I am reasonably confident that he was the Henry Timms who was buried on September 17, 1826 at age 77, which means that he was born between September 1748 and September 1749. He does not mention any children so I expect that he may not have married or have had any legal children. The reason that I am so confident stems from the mention of his sisters. The MI is recorded as saying 1836 which is a typo I assume, as the burial records and the age would otherwise be wrong.
I am proceeding on the working assumption that he is the son of Henry and Ann and the brother of my great x4 grandfather.
Below is his will:
In the Name of God Amen I Henery Timms of Cherington in the County of Warwick Gent. Being in Perfect and of Mind and Memory thanks being Given onto God. Calling Unto mind the Mortality of my Body and knowing that it is appointed for all Men once to die. I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. That is to say he financially(?) and first of all I give and recommend my Sole into the Hands of Allmighty God that gave it. And my Body I recommend to the Earth to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor Edward Timms or his Haires or afsigns. Nothing Doubting but at the General Discretion I shall receive the same again by the allmighty Power of God. And as touching such Worldly Estate wherewith it as pleased God to bless on me in this life. I Give Devise and Dispose of the same in the following Manner and Form.
First I give and bequeath to William Baldwin and his Brother James Baldwin late of Framington(?) the sum of Ten Pounds Each of Good and lawful Money of Great Britain to them or their heires or afsignes.
Allso I give and bequeath to their sisters Mary and Ann Baldwin late of Framington the sum of Twenty Pounds Each of Good and lawful money of Great Britain to them or their Heires or Afsigns.
Allso I give and bequeath to my sister Ann Jarrett and my sister Sarah Holtom the sum Fifty Pounds Each of Good and lawful Money of Great Britain to them or their Heires or Afsignes.
Allso I give and bequeath unto my Niece Hannah Jarrett the Daughter of John Jarrett the sum of
forty Pounds of Good and lawful money of *** to her and her Heires & Afsigns
Allso I give & bequeath to My Nephew John Timms the Son of John Timms a Close or piece of Land called framptons Infield Ground Situate Within the *** of Stowerton in the County of Warwick to him to freely Enjoy and his Heires for Ever. With all the Timber that Now Standing and Growing on the said Close or Shall be Now in the Occupation of John Holtom.
Allso I Doe give & bequeath to my Sisters that is to say Ann Jarrett and Sarah Holtom as before Mentioned all My House Hold Goods. Except all the fixtures are to remain as they are to the said Dwelling House. The same to be Divided by my Executor's Equally to Each of them. Also all the Remainder of my Estates in Land and Property Goods or Chattels that is ***out of my Will. I do Give and bequeath to my Brother Edward Timms his Heires freely to in joy for Ever without any Intrusion or Molestation.
The said Legacy to be paid quarterly that is to say by four Installments at the end of Twelve Month after my Decease. I do hereby utterly disavow)?) Revoke and *** all and every other former Testament. Wills. Afsigns. Bequests and Ex***tors by me in any way before named. Willed and Bequeathed. Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament
In Witness Whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand and Seal this Fifteenth Day of February in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty One
Signed Sealed Published *** and *** by the said Henery Timms Henery Timms
to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence
and in the presence of Each other who have set our own Hands to
Witness William Rose Witness Richard Williams
The X of his Wills is Mark and Witnesses
[The oath was taken by Edward Timms on February 20, 1827]
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In one parish record, he is noted as having a twin brother Henry. I have never found a Henry but should look.
I have taken the baptismal record from Sutton under Brailes as his birth date. His baptism and his sister's are recorded there. Edward's is recorded in Cherrington. Why were they done in Sutton? Were they following a particular rector?
I have taken the facts from a MI from Cherrington because of the match of age. I may be wrong.
Did they have children? I think not. There is a William Timms in Cherrington in the 1851 census. He is 33 years old, which means he was born in 1817-1818. He lived with his cousin Sarah Timms, age 35, so she was born 1815-1816. Finally his 20 year old nephew John Timms lived with him. None of them were there in 1861.
I believe that I finally found this William in the 1851 census - or did I - in Stourton. There is a William Timms there, widow, who is 57 years old. As the census was done at the beginning of April 1851, this William should have been 58 years old. That is not a big discrepancy and thus it is probably him. With him were Hannah Reaving, a servant; and Hannah Brain a 60 year old visitor, born in Stowerton. However, that would mean that I have the wrong date for Sarah's death, the wrong Sarah or the wrong wife.