Family History Jottings

Thursday, 8 April 2027 10:35 pm
kjthistory: (Poole)
This site doesn't pretend to be a "Family History Website" - it's just a collection of bits and pieces, a Work in Progress.

I'll be posting narratives for various of my ancestors as and when I get round to tidying them up. Names which are underlined in bold will at some point be hyperlinked to narratives for those people.

If you'd like to make contact, click on the blue pencil above to reply to this post. Comments are screened to protect your privacy.


Narratives: 

William ANDREW 1793 - 1849 (brother of ggg-grandfather James ANDREW)

Edward COLE (sr) 1831 - 1860 (ggg-grandfather)

Frederick John COOK 1879 - 1940 (great grandfather)

Frederick HAYDON 1858 - 1912 (great-grandfather)

Betsy McPHERSON 1865 - 1935 (great grandmother)



Wills and Testaments: 

Thomas ANDREW of Woolfardisworthy, d1838 (brother of 4g-grandfather James Andrew)

John BASKERFIELD of Woughton on the Green, Wheelwright, d1753

Joseph BASKERFIELD of North Crawley, Iorn-Smith, d1752

Richard BASKERFIELD of North Crawley, Husbandman, d1671

William BASKERFIELD of North Crawley, Husband, d1715

William BASKERFIELD of Woughton on the Green, Blacksmith d1772

Thomazin CLEVERDON (née SHORT) of Woolfardisworthy, d1840 (5g-grandmother)

Mary ESTMENT/Eastment (née BASKERFIELD) of Woughton on the Green, 'Widow Woman', d1763

Kirby FRANCIS of Canterbury, Plumber, Glazier and Painter, d1843 (brother of 4g-grandfather George Francis)

George McPHERSON of Milngavie, d1845, (brother of ggg-grandfather Donald McPherson)

William PENGILLY of Clovelly, d1819 (4g-grandfather)



Overseers of the Poor:

William ANDREW b1793 - Settlement Examination 1823

William ANDREW b1793 - Removal Order 1823



Family Tree Diagrams:

Matilda OXFORD b1853



Certificates: 

COWANs of Dundee
kjthistory: (Woughton_Baskerfield)
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Richard Baskerfield is in my opinion a strong candidate to be the father of William Baskerfield, Husbandman of North Crawley who was 8g-grandfather to my children.

(Two Baskerfield wills of North Crawley each name a William as the oldest son: that of Thomas Baskerfield, Husbandman dated 1655 and that of Richard, shown below, dated 1669/70. William the son of Thomas was apprenticed to a Plumber in London, while William the son of Richard inherited the tools of “my employments of husbandry”.)

I have made a reasonable attempt to preserve the original spelling of the will, but my main concern was simply to have a more accessible record of the contents.


Will of Richard Basterfeild of North Crawley )
kjthistory: (Woughton_Baskerfield)
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Having found the Will of Joseph Baskerfield, and given the occurrence of the names Susannah and Rebecca amongst the children of Thomas Baskerfield of Woughton on the Green, Blacksmith, I am now fairly confident that William Baskerfield the Elder is the father of Joseph and the said Thomas.

Will of William Baskerfield the Elder d1715 )
kjthistory: (Woughton_Baskerfield)
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I bought this Will with several other random Baskerfield Wills, in the rather unrealistic hope that one of them would mention "my brother Thomas Baskerfield in Woughton on the Green", or some such. To my delight, this one literally did say that!

Will of Joseph Baskerfield d1752 )
kjthistory: (Woughton_Baskerfield)
My children are descended from Birds and Baskerfields of Woughton on the Green in Buckinghamshire. They were Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights. The testator's sister, Rebecca Baskerfield, is my children's 6g-grandmother.

The text below is in some places paraphrased or abridged.


I, Mary Estment of Woughton in the County of Bucks Widow Woman...

I give and dispose in the following manner:

To my sister Rebecca Baskerfield, the sum of Ten Pounds

To my sister Martha James, the sum of Four Pounds and my bed and bedding for her use and ??behoof??

To my brother William Baskerfield, Fifteen Pounds and one Gold Ring to his use and ??behoof??

To my three sisters, Susanna Higgins, Rebecca Baskerfield and Martha James, all my wearing apparel to be equally divided between them

To my sister Rebecca Baskerfield, my sister Martha James and my brother William Baskerfield, all my household goods to be equally divided between them, except for my Clock, my great Kettle and my largest Brass Pott

To my brother Thomas Baskerfield, all my dwelling house in which my father Estment now dwells

All my money in pocket, and debts due to me, and my Clock, my great Kettle and my largest Brass Pott previously excepted, to my brother Thomas Baskerfield, who I appoint to be my Sole Executor.

Signed: 14th February 1763

Witnesses: William Underwood, Richard Hall, William Pierce

Proved: 6th April 1763
kjthistory: (Woughton_Baskerfield)
My children are descended from Birds and Baskerfields of Woughton on the Green in Buckinghamshire. They were Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights. The testator's brother, Thomas Baskerfield, is my children's 7g-grandfather.

The text below is in some places paraphrased or abridged.

Will of John Baskerfield d1753 )
kjthistory: (Woughton_Baskerfield)
My children are descended from Birds and Baskerfields of Woughton on the Green in Buckinghamshire. They were Blacksmiths and Wheelwrights. I'm not currently sure where this particular Baskerfield fits into their tree.

The text below is in some places paraphrased or abridged.


Will of William Baskerfield d1772 )

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