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I know from her brother Edward's will that she was still alive in May 1743. She is not mentioned in the will of her father Edward in 1751.
He does not seem to mention his daughters. Why not? The date that I have put in for her burial comes from the parish records. There does not seem to be an MI.
She witnessed the deed from William Timms to Thomas Taylor in 1745. She is noted as the daughter of Edward Timms.
There is a marriage by banns of a John Marshall and a Judith Timms in Tredington, on October 5, 1745. They are both noted as being "dwellers in this parish". That is a very unusual wording. Could this be my Judith? Check children of John and Judith Marshall It must be because in his will, Judith's bother John leaves money to his nephew William Marshall of Tredington.
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I am, of course, guessing at her year of birth based on her MI.
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I could not find his baptism; it is in that period for which the parish registers seem somewhat sparse. The burial date I took from parish records and I went from his uncle's will which refers to his brother as a butcher.
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The dates of his baptism and burial are taken from the parish records for Whichford. He was Henry's twin. They both died within a very short time. If I have their parents correct, then they were born before the marriage? No, one must not forget that March 1737/38 was really March 1738. That is they were born just about nine months after the marriage. Perhaps Mary was a "bit pregnant" when they got married.
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The dates of his baptism and burial are taken from the parish records for Whichford. He was John's twin. They both died within a very short time of their birth. If I have their parents correct, then they were born before the marriage? No, one must not forget that March 1737/38 was really March 1738. That is they were born just about nine months after the marriage. Perhaps Mary was a "bit pregnant" when they got married.
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There were two Mary Timms, widows, who died about the same time: Mary Timms of Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, buried 12 August 1772 and Mary Timms of Stourton buried 10 March 1787. I have chosen the latter as more likely, since the family lived in Stourton.
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The date for his baptism is taken from the Whichford parish records. Beyond that, things get a little tricky. There were just too many Edwards marrying too many Elizabeths around the same time. For the longest time, I thought that this Edward Timms married Elizabeth Sturch on June 23, 1768, in Stourton. However, I later discovered that the marriage date was off by 10 years and that the Edward Timms who married her was a widower. Now I am reasonably certain that he was married to Elizabeth Wilkes first. Then he re-married to Elizabeth Sturch. He had two surviving children from the first marriage and two from his second one. As he has an Edward with each wife, it gets a bit confusing.
In the marrige register for Sutton under Brailes, it says that he and Elizabeth Wilkes were married by license and that Katherine Wilkes and Ann Timms were the witnesses. On June 3, 1768, Katherine Wilkes married William Hopkins. Edward was a witness for that marriage. J. Seagrave, Curate performed both marriages.
June Timms believes strongly that the second Edward married Anne Tennant. I am proceeding on that presumption.
In any event, here is his will:
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Edward Timmes of Stowerton in the parish of Whichford and county of Warwick yeoman I do make constitute and ordain This was my Last Will and Testament on manner and From following................................................................. ....... First I Give and Bequeath unto my well beloved wife Elizabeth Timmes Twelve Pounds of good and Lawful money to be paid to her yearly and Every year During the time of her Natural life to be paid to her quarterly by Even and Equal payments the first payment to be made or paid upon the first quarter day that Shall Happen or come Next after my Decease also my will and desire is that my wife shall have free liberty to live in the house wherein I now live during the time of her natural life otherwise that my son Edward Shall pay her Five guineas a year in lieu thereof also my Will is that my son Edward Shall provide and take home to my wifes Habitation Three loads of Faggot Wodd and Half a tun of Cole free from expenses at what time she may with ***
Likewise I Give and Bequeath unto my Wife Elizabeth Timmes all and Singular the Furniture of the Best Room and Two Pairs of Such Sheets as She may think well of
I Give and Bequeath unto Elizabeth Jaques, Wife of Moses Jaques of Newbold the Sum of one Hundred Pounds of Good Lawfull money to be paid to Her within Twelve months after my decease, I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Son William Timmes his Heirs and Afsignes for ever all and Singular the Estate I Lately Bought of John Slatter also I Give unto my Son William Timmes the Remainder of my Household Furniture after His mother has got her part. The Brewing and Dairy utensils I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Edward and my son William to be Equally divided between them Share and Share alike Immediately after my Decease also I Give and Bequeath unto my Son Edward and my Son William all and Singular my Stock of Cattle Hay corn *** of growing with all Implements of Husbandry utensils to be divided between them Share and Share alike Immediately after my decease my further Will and desire is that if Either of my son Edward or my Son William Shall depart this life without Issue or Heirs Lawfully begotten of their bodeys that at the deceases Share of either free Land or Chattels Shall fall to the Survivor Lastly I Revoke all former or other Wills heretofore by me made and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament all the rest residue and remainder of my real and Personal Estate not before given I Give and Bequeath to my Son Edward his Heirs and Afsignes for Ever whome I appoint Sole Executor desiring Him to pay me Just debts funeral Expenses Legacies according to the true Intent and meaning of *** Presents In Witnefs Whereof I Have Hereunto Set my Hand and Seal the Twelfth day of April in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Eight Hundred and three
Sealed Signed Published and declared by Edward Timmes the Testator for and as His Last will and Testament In the presents of us who at this request and in his presents and in the presents of Each other have Subscribed our Names
William Duff, Ann Steel, William Gibbs
The oath was taken on July 9, 1806.
From the administration with will annexed, of the will of Mary Wilkes, in September 8, 1788, there were only two children who survived from the marriage of Edward and Elizabeth Wilkes. They were still alive later that year when Mary Wilkes died. Elizabeth had married Moses Jacques by then.