Note N513 Index
The MI described him as being from Stowerton, Lanes End. As he died before his father's will in 1840, he is not noted therein.
Note N514 Index
His baptism and his burial are in the parish records.
Note N515 Index
Like his brother, he was described on his MI as being from Lanes End, Stowerton. I have his will of October 19, 1849. He speaks of his brother William and his mother Elizabeth and an uncle John Rouse. One could infer from that he was never married. He is described as being from Lanes End in the will too.
In the 1851 census, he is living with his mother in Stourton, along with John Timms Wells, George Bennett and Ann Hands a servant. Interestinly enough, he is shown as a widower. So, when, where and to whom did he marry? I would guess that he never had children since he left all of his estate to his nieces and nephews.
He leaves all of the real estate to his brother William which means that since his father Edward left "Six Boys" to Henry, then it should have passed by this will - I think
He leaves his personal estate to his nephews and nieces. See the following:
This is the last will and testament of me Henry Timms of Stourton located in the parish of Whichford in the County of Warwick, farmer. I give, devise and bequeath all my closes(?) lands tenements and hereditments and other my real estate with their appurtenances and also the residue of my personal estate unto and for the use of my uncle John Rouse of Little Compton in the County of Gloucester and my friend William Henry Attwood of Cherrington in said County of Warwick their heirs executors and administrators and assigns as upon trust and ? ? my said trustees to pay over all the rents ? ? and profits of all my real estate unto my mother Elizabeth TymMs during her natural life for whom I give the ? then after her decease I then give and bequeath the ? that is my real estate wheresoever and whatsoever unto my brother William Timms absolutely. And as to all my personal estate wheresoever and whatsoever I give and devise unto my nephews and nieces that shall be living at my death be equally divided as soon as they shall attain the age of twenty one years and I direct my said trustees to take and ? of all my personal estate as early as convenient after my decease and to convert into money and pay the same out at interest upon such security as they may approve of. And I direct that each nephew and niece shall take their shares as soon as they shall attain the age of twenty one years. And I exempt(?) my ? and ? and also my trustees of my will from all liability for losses occurring without their or his own willful neglect or default and I authorize each of my executors and trustees to retain all expenses incidental to the said ownership and trusteeship and all fees and charges which they or he may pay to counsel attorneys or solicitors for advice and all other expenses whatsoever in respect of the said executorship and trusteeship or in any manner relating thereto. And I direct that my said executors and said trustee or trustees for the time being shall not be answerable or accountable for the acts ? or defaults of each of them. And I nominate and appoint my mother Elizabeth Timms my executrix and my brother William Timms and my uncle John Rouse my executors of this my will. In witness whereof I the said Henry Timms the testator have to this my will set my hand this nineteenth day of October in the year of our lowered one thousand eight hundred and forty nine.
Signed and declared by the said Henry Timms testator to be his last will and testament in the presence of us persons together and at the same time who have in his presence subscribed our names as witnesses thereto.
Mary Rouse. William Henry Attwood.
Proved at Stourton 13th March 1854 before the judge by the oaths of William Timms the brother and John Rouse the uncle two of the executors to whom admin was granted having been first sworn by ? duty to administer power ? of making the life grant to Elizabeth Timms the mother the other executor when she shall apply for the ?
Note N516 Index
Her marriage recorded in 1833 was witnessed by a Henry Timms, presumably her brother. She married with her father's permission, but given that she was 21 years old, I wonder why? In her mother's will, she is referred to as "my late daughter, Elizabeth Wells." In her father's will of 1840, she is referred to as my deceased daughter, Elizabeth Wells.
Note N517 Index
I know of his existence from his grandmother's will in 1854, as well as from his grandfather's will in 1843.
There is a very interesting set of paper re him at the Shakespeare Trust in Stratford. They are papers and correspondence in defence of E.J.T. Wells, 13 Broad Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, against charge of false pretences respecting a watch. I wonder if he was convicted?
In 1851 he was living with his grandmother Elizabeth Timms and his uncle Henry Timms in Stowerton. He was said to be born in Stourton.
By 1861 he had married and was living in Hook Norton, Oxfordshire.
By 1881, he and his wife Hannah were living in Stratford with four children.
By 1891 he and Hannah were still in Stratford with three of their children.