The Watson family of Allendale and Staindrop (Watson 1)

 

Hugh Watson = Hannah Coates

     |         other children

Joshua Watson = Rachel Grainger

      |         other children

Margaret Watson = George Binns

      |         other children

Lucy Binns = William Pollard

      |         other children

Francis Edward Pollard = Mary Spence Watson

 

L1. MARGARET BINNS born WATSON

Margaret Watson was born on the 31st July 1786 at Staindrop, Durham.1

signature of Margaret WatsonOf Staindrop, she married [K2] George Binns there on the 30th January 1805. Their children were: Eliza (1805–1861), Ann (1808–1876), Henry (1810–1880), Thomas Watson (1811–1812), Rachel (1814–1832), George (1815–1847), John (1817–1875), William (1819–1866), Watson (1820–1905), Margaret (1822–1851), Frederick (1825–1911), Sarah (1826–1894), Edward (1827–1902), Sophia (1828–1855), [K1] Lucy (1830–1908); all were born at Sunderland.2

At least during the period 1818–1821 she and George regularly attended local monthly meetings and, in 1818, the Ackworth General Meeting. In the summer of 1820 they spent three weeks "on a very pleasant journey" in Lancashire. In August 1821 she was appointed by Newcastle Monthly Meeting as overseer in Sunderland meeting.3

It is known that she bottle-fed her son Frederick. She was much better loved by Frederick than was George Binns, his father. In 1832, 1833, and 1835 she witnessed the birth of three of her grandchildren.4

In 1834 she was co-executor of her husband's will. In February 1836 she was described as Relict, of Sunderland, Durham.5

She died on Christmas Eve, 1836, and was buried at Nile Street, Bishopwearmouth, on the 29th.6

Margaret Watson was one of the daughters of [L2] Joshua and [L26] Rachel Watson.7

 

1 TNA: RG 6/626, /628, /775, 1149

2 Watson Binns obit. in Ackworth Old Scholars' Association Report No 24,  1905; TNA: RG 6/527, /628, /775, /1149

3 David Binns, Ms diary (photocopy of transcript in my possession); minutes of Newcastle Monthly Meeting, TWAS MF 169

4 Reminiscences of Frederick Binns; photocopy possessed by Margaret Viney; genealogical notes by Sidney Beck; RG 6/1149

5 TNA: IR 26/1140, IR 27/1140

6 RG 6/228, /1151

7 DQB; Ms Pedigree in Watson box, Society of Genealogists' library document collection


L2. JOSHUA WATSON

Joshua Watson was born on the 28th April 1747 at Staindrop, Durham.1

He was apprenticed to John Ecroyde [(Acroyd(e)], apothecary, of Kendal, Westmorland, for a term of seven years and for a premium of 45 pounds sterling. His indenture was dated 23 March 1762, which means that he was 14 or 15 years old when he began his apprenticeship—a typical age.2

He lived in Staindrop at the time of his marriage, on the 27th February 1770, to [L26] Rachel Grainger. They married in Raby, the last ever marriage at the old meeting house. Their children were: Joseph (1770–1839), Grainger (1772–1838), William (1773–1858), Elizabeth (1775–1853), Hannah (1777–1783),  Sarah (1780–1837), Henry (1782–1867), Hannah (1784–1785), [L1] Margaret (1786–1836), and Rachel (1788–1845); all were born at Staindrop.3

From 1772 to 1777 he was recorded as a surgeon, but in 1780 and 1782 as an apothecary; the Medical Register of 1783 lists him as one of four surgeons and apothecaries in Staindrop. From 1786 to 1809 his occupation was again given as surgeon. On 13 and 14 November 1787 he made a "Lease and Release of all his real and personal estate, including messuages in High Row and Richardson's Garth, Darlington, and of lands in Staindrop, for the benefit of his creditors" (listed). On 25 March 1788 the London Gazette announced that Joshua Watson of Staindrop, apothecary, retail druggist and dealer, had been declared bankrupt, and was required to surrender himself to the commissioners both at the Talbot in Darlington on 14 and 15 April and at the Wheat Sheaf in Framwell Gate, near Durham, on 10 May, to make discovery and disclosure of his estate and effects, and for his creditors to prove their debts. On 16 April 1788 the commissioners of bankruptcy made a bargain and sale, for the benefit of his creditors, of two dwelling houses in Staindrop, one on the North Row and one at the east end, and dwelling houses and shops in High Row and Richardson's Garth, Darlington (tenants named). On 6 May 1788 the Gazette carried a notice inviting creditors to a meeting with the assignees of his estate, to be held at the Talbot in Darlington on 2 June that year. On 8 May 1789 the assignees of Joshua Watson, apothecary and druggist of Staindrop, were among the parties of the first part to a lease for one year of a close in Staindrop, formerly part of the glebe of Staindrop. On 27 September 1791 the London Gazette recorded that Joshua Watson of Staindrop, apothecary, retail druggist and dealer, having conformed to legal requirements in regard to his bankruptcy, would have his certificate allowed and confirmed by 22 October, unless cause were shown. By 15 February 1806 Joshua Watson had sold a parcel of land at the lower end of Staindrop to Christopher Atkinson the elder of Staindrop. In early 1823 he was living, with his wife and daughter Sarah, next door to the Staindrop drapery managed by David Binns. The latter found them "very kind neighbours", and "deeply sympathized" with Binns in his difficulties, saying, at the onset, “I wonder thou does not run away”. Binns refers to Watson’s wife and daughter as "very worthy members" of Staindrop meeting, but omits reference to Joshua himself; possibly he had been disowned for bankruptcy.  Rachel and Joshua were born next-door neighbours, and at Rachel's death in 1826 had lived together nearly 58 years in the same house. Pigot’s Directory for 1828/9 lists him as a gentleman in Staindrop.4

Late surgeon of Staindrop, he died on 29 August 1832, and was buried at Staindrop on 2 September. His will, made on 25 September 1820, was proved at Durham on 26 October 1832 by his son-in-law George Binns:5

 

This is the last Will and Testament of me Joshua Watson of Staindrop in the County of Durham Gentleman I Give and devise unto my Sons Joseph Watson of Watling Street in the City of London Merchant and William Watson of Liverpool Druggist and my Son in Law George Binns of Sunderland near the Sea in the said County of Durham Draper All that my messuage or dwelling house with the outbuildings yard Garden and premises thereunto belonging situate at Staindrop aforesaid and now in my own occupation To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Joseph Watson William Watson and George Binns their heirs and assigns for ever Upon the trusts following that is to say In trust for my wife Rachael Watson and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life And from and after her decease upon trust as soon as conveniently may be to sell and dispose of the same messuage and premises either by public auction or private Contract for the best price that can be reasonably gotten for the same and to apply the money by such sale or sales arising in manner hereinafter mentioned And I declare and direct that the receipt or receipts of the said Joseph Watson William Watson and George Binns or the survivors or survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor under his or their hand or hands respectively shall effectually discharge the purchaser or purchasers of the said hereditaments and premises hereby directed to be sold as aforesaid or any part or parcel thereof of and from so much of his or their purchase money as shall be therein acknowledged or expressed to be received and that such purchaser or purchasers shall not afterwards be answerable or accountable for any loss misapplication or nonapplication of such purchase money or any part thereof I Give and bequeath all my household furniture beds bedding plate linen and china to the said Joseph Joseph Watson William Watson and George Binns their Executors administrators and assigns upon the trusts following, (that is to say) In trust to permit and suffer my said wife Rachael Watson to hold and enjoy the same during her life and from and after her decease Upon trust to sell and dispose of the same And I direct that the money therefrom arising shall be applied and disposed of in manner hereinafter mentioned And as to all my ready money and money upon any securities and all the residue of my personal Estate whatsoever not herein otherwise disposed of I Give and bequeath the same unto the said Joseph Watson William Watson and George Binns their Executors administrators and assigns upon trust to get in and convert into money the same and by and out of the money therefrom arising to pay all my just debts and funeral and Testamentary expences and to place out or and invest the surplus which shall remain after such payments in or upon Government or real securities at Interest and from time to time to call in and dispose of the principal money so to be placed out or invested and to place out or invest the same again in or upon other Government or real securities at Interest until the same shall become payable by virtue of the trusts of this my will And I declare and direct that the said Joseph Watson William Watson and George Binns their Executors administrators and assigns shall be possessed of the money hereinbefore directed to be placed out at Interest as aforesaid Upon trust to pay the Interest dividends and yearly proceeds therefrom arising to my said wife Rachael Watson and her assigns for and during her natural life And from and after the decease of my said wife I direct that the said Joseph Watson William Watson and George Binns their Executors administrators and assigns shall stand and be possessed of and interested in the monies to arise and be produced by sale of my messuage and premises as aforesaid and from my personal Estate and also the monies directed to be placed out at Interest as aforesaid and all other my personal Estate In trust for my children the said Joseph Watson Grainger Watson the said William Watson Henry Watson Elizabeth Brady Sarah Watson Margaret Binns and Rachael Rowntree equally to be divided amongst them share and share alike And I declare and direct that in case any of my said children shall die before he she or they shall have received his her or their share or shares of the monies hereinbefore directed to be divided amongst them as aforesaid having issue lawfully begotten living at their decease or born alive afterwards in that case the share which each of my said children so dying would have been entitled to of and in such monies if he or she had lived to receive the same shall go to and be in trust for such issue in equal shares if more than one and shall be paid to such issue as and when he she or they shall respectively attain the age of twenty one years and the Interest in the meantime shall be applied for or towards his her or their respective maintenance education or benefit But in case any of my said children shall die before he she or they shall have received his her or their share or shares of the said monies without having issue lawfully begotten living at their decease or born alive afterwards in that case the share which each of my said children so dying as last aforesaid would have been entitled to of and in such monies if he or she had lived to receive the same shall go to and be In trust for the next of kin of such child or children so dying without issue as aforesaid And I hereby nominate and appoint the said Joseph Watson William Watson and George Binns Executors of this my will And I declare and direct that the said Joseph Watson William Watson and George Binns their Executors administrators or assigns shall not be answerable or accountable the one for the others or other of them nor for the acts receipts neglects or defaults of the others or other of them but each of them for his own acts receipts neglects or defaults only and by no means for involuntary losses And also that they respectively shall and may by and out of the said trust Estates monies and promises retain to and reimburse themselves respectively all their costs charges damages and expences to be occasioned by the execution of the trusts in them reposed by virtue of this my will or any wise in relation thereto And I hereby revoke all my former wills In witness whereof I have to this my last will and Testament contained in three sheets of paper set my hand and seal, that is to say, my hand at the bottom of the first two sheets thereof and my hand and seal to this third and last sheet thereof the twenty fifth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty—Joshua Watson (Ss)

[Witnesses: John Watson, Joseph Weatherall, Henry Leyburn]

Joshua Watson was the eldest child of [L3] Hugh and [L19] Hannah Watson.6

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1151

2 email to me from Dee Cook, Archivist to the Society of Apothecaries, 2002-07-04, citing P.J. & R.V. Wallis, Eighteenth Century Medics, 2nd edition 1988

3 Ms Pedigree in Watson box, Society of Genealogists' library document collection; TNA: RG 6/527, /626, /1012, /1157; George Dixon

4 RG 6/527, /626, /1156, /1157; Pigot & Co’s Directory of Cheshire, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Durham &c.; South Durham Deeds, 293, Durham University Archives & Special Collections; Durham RO D/St/D1/14/105; David Binns, Ms diary (photocopy of transcript in my possession); London Gazette; South Durham Deeds; The Medical Register for 1783; Durham County Advertiser, 1826-05-20

5 RG 6/1151; Durham Probate Records, DPRI/2/43/669-672; Newcastle Journal, 1832-09-01

6 RG 6/1549


L3. HUGH WATSON

Hugh Watson was born on the 23rd December 1702 at Allendale, Northumberland. In 1727 he was left 10s. in the will of his uncle William Fairless; and in 1730 he was left £5 in the will of his grandfather Robert Rutter.1

He married [L19] Hannah Dixon, after the 4th March 1746. The Watsons lived at Raby, where their three children were born: [L2] Joshua (1747–1832) Michael or Mitchell (1749–1827), and Joseph (1753–1759). They settled in Staindrop, where Hugh was a shopkeeper.2

On 4 April 1758 Nathan Hedley of Darlington was admitted to a tenement in East Allendale called Over Coaten-Hill, the property of Hugh Watson of Raby.3

In 1763 he was appointed one of the trustees under the terms of the will of Mary Dixon of Cockfield.4

He died on the 15th April 1767, the event being recorded by Raby Monthly Meeting. On the 22nd June the administration of Hugh Watson of Staindrop was granted to Hannah, the widow and sole executrix.5

Hugh Watson was the fourth child, and first son, of [L4] Joshua and [L10] Ann Watson.6

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1271, /1549; photocopied will, administration, inventory and journal articles supplied to me by John Ayton; Robert Rutter's will, transcript by John Wintrip

2 Dictionary of Quaker Biography; Ms Pedigree in Watson box, Society of Genealogists' library document collection; the latter refers to him as 'Sir' Hugh Watson; digest of Durham Quaker births: index; J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS)

3 Hexham manorial court rolls

4 Longstaff

5 DQB; Percy Corder: The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley, 1914; TNA: RG 6/1012, /1549

6 RG 6/1271, /1616A


L4. JOSHUA WATSON

Joshua Watson was born at Huntwell, Allendale, Northumberland on the 10th September 1672, his birth being registered by Allendale Monthly Meeting.1

signature of Joshua WatsonHe married [L10] Ann Rutter on the 16th December 1697, at Rounton, Yorkshire. They lived in Huntwell, Allendale, Northumberland, and had 14 children: Elizabeth (1698/9–1754), Mary (1700–1791), Sarah (1701 – after 1728), [L3] Hugh (1702–1767), Joshua (1704–1704/5), Hannah (1706 – after 1746), Joshua (1708 – ?), Robert (1710–1777), Phebe (1712–1806), Ann (1714–1715), Ann (1716–1783), Deborah (1717/8–1783), [M11] Joseph (1720–1794), and Jacob (1724–1813).2

In 1704/5 he acted as administrator of his father's estate.3

He consistently bore testimony against oaths and against payment of tithes. In 1717 alone, for example, he and two other Friends were amerced in May for refusing to take the juryman's oath at Hexham Head Court, and pewter was seized to cover the amount in October; in July he suffered distraint of 12 lambs worth £1.16s for small tythes, and in December of 8 sheep worth £2.11s.6d; and on the latter occasion "they took forcibly out of his Pockett in Money" 5s.6d. He witnessed the will of his brother-in-law William Fairless in 1727. In 1730 he was left £10 in the will of his father-in-law Robert Rutter.4

He died on the 14th June 1757 and was buried at Bournfoot on the 17th. The Newcastle Journal of the 2nd July 1757 carried a note of his death. This estimated the number of his descendants within his lifetime at 97, and remarked on the general regret felt in the neighbourhood at his death, "for he was and had long been a very useful man in his neighbourhood being well skilled both in classical learning and the laws of his country, which added to good natural parts, great probity and a candid disposition, made him frequently be chosen referee and often umpire on matters of difference and dispute among his neighbours. He was from his youth a great lover and encourager of planting, the fruits of which accompanied him to his grave, for his corpse was buried in a coffin made out of a tree of his own raising."5

Joshua Watson was the fifth child, and by the death of his brother Hugh in January 1693 the eldest surviving son, of [L5] Anthony and [L8] Elizabeth Watson.6

 

1 TNA: RG 6/1271; Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript); www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [dead link, and not on archive.org]

2 Percy Corder (1914) The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley; TNA: RG 6/1271, /1616A

3 father's admon

4 DQB; photocopied will, administration, inventory and journal articles supplied to me by John Ayton; Robert Rutter's will, transcript by John Wintrip

5 DQB; Corder (1914); www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [dead link, and not on archive.org]

6 RG 6/1271


L5. ANTHONY WATSON

Anthony Watson lived in Allendale in 1660. In that year, with others, he was

 

. . . taken by Wm. Errington, papist Justice & other papists, and by them Carried to Hexham, and put in a Stinking Dungeon, and by the Gaoler there kept several dayes, who would scarce suffere anything to come to them; but walled up the window where severall of them were kept severel weeks, and then Carried to Morpeth Gaole, and there Continued Prisoners till the King's proclamation. They were taken at a meeting at New Shele, being there met together to Worship God, and Committed to Gaol for no other cause. All cleared at Quarter Sessions.

It is not quite clear which proclamation of the King's is alluded to above, as he made two, ostensibly in favour of the Protestant Dissenters, but it is probably that of December, 1662, which was not sanctioned by Parliament.1

He married [L8] Elizabeth Nevin on the 29th March 1663, at the Steel. Their children were: Jane (1663 – after 1691), Elizabeth (1665 – after 1694), Ann (1666/7–1702), Hugh (1670/1–1692/3), [L4] Joshua (1672–1757), Sarah (1675/6 – after 1727), and Joseph (1678–1724).2

In 1682 "Anthony Watson, of Huntwell, yeoman, was fined five shillings for himself for being at a meeting at Burnfoot, and fifteen shillings for the supposed poverty of another Friend for being at two meetings, one of which meetings A. Watson was not at, for which was taken a heifer worth £1 10s. 0d." On the 28th November that year he was fined 10s for being present at a Conventicle on the 11th November at the dwelling house of Francis Shield at Bournefoot.3

In 1694 he lived in Huntwell; he and three others "in scorn called Quakers, were commit to prison ye 1st day of ye third month, 1694, and soe continued prisoners about a year and six months, till freed at the assizes, upon pleading the statute called the Act of Grace after the death of Queen Mary." "The Gaoler was moderate, and gave them liberty sometimes to go home and there abide until he sent for them, which made their imprisonment pretty easie."4

He died in 1704/5, at which time he was living in Swinhopesheel, Allendale. He was buried at Allendale on 5th February 1704/5. His inventory shows him possessed of the following:

£ : s : d

His horse purse & apperral

10:00:00

The household goods

10:00:00

Four kine & three hiefers

14:00:00

A kow & a hiefer

  3:00:00

Four Mares

  8:00:00

68 English sheep

15:00:00

34 hogs

  6:00:00

66 Scots sheep

13:04:00

The husbandry geer

  1:10:00

The hay

  6:00:00

The Apprizal amounts to:

86:14:00

He was owed £16:13:06, but had debts of £227:13:09. After deduction of funeral expenses of £7:05:00, his estate was £131:11:03 in the red (£10,076 at 2005 values).5

Anthony Watson was the second child and second son of [L6] Hugh and [L7] Jane Watson.6

 

1 Percy Corder (1914) The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley; photocopied will, administration, inventory and journal articles supplied to me by John Ayton; Joseph Besse (1753/2000) Sufferings of Early Quakers. Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham & Northumberland, Isle of Man, Lancashire. ed. Michael Gandy. York: Sessions: 173-4

2 Corder (1914); TNA: RG 6/1271; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [dead link, and not on archive.org]

3 photocopied will, administration, inventory and journal articles supplied to me by John Ayton

4 Corder (1914); photocopied will, administration, inventory and journal articles supplied to me by John Ayton

5 Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript); photocopied administration, inventory and journal articles supplied to me by John Ayton; according to John Wintrip he was buried at the Holmes, Allendale, but the National Burial Index shows the burial at St Cuthbert’s, Allendale

6 Corder (1914)


L6. HUGH WATSON

Hugh Watson of the Holmes married [L7] Jane ____. Their children were: William (? – ?), [L5] Anthony (? – 1704/5), Robert (1635–1699), Cuthbert (? – 1674), and Elizabeth (1639 – ?).1

He was among the first of the Allendale folk who fell under the powerful influence of George Fox.2

He made his will on the 23rd May 16743:

 

In the name of God Amen The Twentiethird day of May In the Six and Twentieth year of the Reigne of our Soveraigne Lord Charles the Second by the grace of God King of England Scotland France & Ireland defender of the Faith etc Annoque Dmi 1674 I Hugh Watson the Elder of the Holmes in the parish of Allenton and County of Northumberland yeoman Being Sick of Body yett of Good and perfect Remembrance praise be to almighty God therefore Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testamt in manner and forme following That is to day First I Com~end my Soule and Spirit to Almighty God and to his Son Jesus Christ my his Saviour & Redeemer and to the Holy Ghost Three persons & one God most humbly beseeching the most holy Blessed & gloriouse Trinity to have mercy on my Soule and to pardon and Forgive me all the rest my Sins and offences Soe that I may after this mutable and uncertaine life arise with the Elect; and have the Life and Fruition of the God Head by the Death & passion of our Saviour Jesus Christ according to his mercifull promise in that behalfe / And by My body In hope of a Joyfull Resurrection I comitt to the Earth to be Buried att the descretion of my Executors hereafter named

And touching the distribution of my worldly Goods I dispose of the same as Followeth First I will that all such Debts as I owe Shall be truly paid

Item I give and bequeath unto every one of my GrandChildren (to witt) my Son's Children & my Daughters Children (Except my Grandson Hugh Watson of Hindley Wray) one Ewe and one Lambe a peece

Item I give and bequeath unto my Dear wife Jane Watson my Grey Nagg or Gelding And all my Houshold Stuffe

Item I give & Bequeath unto my Son Robert Watson the sum of Ten pounds to the use and behoofe of his Sonn Benjamin Thirlew Watson als Thirleway to putt him to an apprentice withall or otherwise as the said Robt shall thinke Fit

Itm I give unto my Grandson Michael Stokoe one Tagged Quie Item I give unto my Grandson Hugh Watson of Hindlewrey one Little Bay Filly

Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Heslopp the Sum of Five shillings And to Benjamin Watson alias Thirleway the like Sum of Five shillings

Item I give unto my Two servts Thomas Rodham & Jane Wilkinson the Sum of Five shillings a peece And my will & minde is that the rest of my Goods be equally divided among my Five Children to witt Anthony Watson William Watson an Robert Watson & Cuthbert Watson & Elizabeth Stokoe

Itm I make and ordain my Son in Law Roger Stokoe & my Son Cuthbert Watson to be my Full whole and onely Executors of this my last will & Testament In Witnesse whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and sett to my Seale the day & year first above written

 

 

[Witnesses: John Sheeld, Thomas Woodmas]

 

 

1–2 Percy Corder (1914) The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley

3 will; Corder (1914)


L7. JANE WATSON born ____

Jane ____ married [L6] Hugh Watson. Their children were: William (? – ?), [L5] Anthony (? – 1704/5), Robert (1635–1699), Cuthbert (? – 1674), and Elizabeth (1639 – ?).1

She was buried on the 20th November 1675, at the Holmes.2

 

1–2 Percy Corder (1914) The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [dead link, and not on archive.org]. Wintrip gave the date as 20 Jan 1676.


L8. ELIZABETH WATSON born NEVIN

Elizabeth Nevin married [L5] Anthony Watson on the 29th March 1663, at the Steel, Allendale. Their children were: Jane (1663 – after 1691), Elizabeth (1665 – after 1694), Ann (1666/7–1702), Hugh (1670/1–1692/3), [L4] Joshua (1672–1757), Sarah (1675/6 – after 1727), and Joseph (1678–1724).1

She died at Huntwell and was buried at the Holmes on the 7th August 1679.2

Elizabeth Nevin was the daughter of [L9] Thomas Nevin.3


1 Percy Corder (1914) The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [dead link, and not on archive.org]; TNA: RG 6/1271 (which gives her surname as ‘Neving’)

2 TNA: RG 6/1271

3 Corder (1914)


L9. THOMAS NEVIN

Thomas Nevin flourished before 1647.1

 

1 Percy Corder (1914) The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley


L10. ANN WATSON born RUTTER

Ann Rutter was born on the 19th February 1679/80 at Busby, Yorkshire.1

She married [L4] Joshua Watson on the 16th December 1697, at Rounton, Yorkshire. They lived in Huntwell, Allendale, Northumberland, and had 14 children: Elizabeth (1698/9–1754), Mary (1700–1791), Sarah (1701 – after 1728), [L3] Hugh (1702–1767), Joshua (1704–1704/5), Hannah (1706 – after 1746), Joshua (1708 – ?), Robert (1710–1777), Phebe (1712–1806), Ann (1714–1715), Ann (1716–1783), Deborah (1717/8–1783), Joseph (1720–1794), and Jacob (1724–1813).2

She died at Huntwell on the 11th January 1726/7, and was buried at Bournfoot on the 14th.3

Ann Rutter was the only known child and daughter of [L11] Robert and [L16] Mary Rutter.4

 

1  TNA: RG 6/1092

2  TNA: RG 6/1271, /1616A

3  RG 6/1271; DQB

4  DQB; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [link now dead, and not found on archive.org]


L11. ROBERT RUTTER

Robert Rutter was baptised at Stokesley, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on the 8th January 1643.1

Of Little Busby, Yorkshire, he married [L16] Mary Trowsdale on the 11th May 1679, at Gilbert Watson's house, Great Broughton, Yorkshire. Robert Rutter lived in Appleton, Yorkshire, in 1679/80. Their only known child was [L10] Ann (1679/80–1726/7).2

He made his will on the 13th May 17293:

 

In the name of God amen, I Robert Ruter of Huntwell in the Parish of Allendale and county of Northumberland yeoman being of good sound and perfect memory, thanks be to God for it, I do make and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form folowing and revolking and disanuling all other will and wills and testament by me at any time heartofore made by these presents ratifie confirm and apoint this my last will and testament and no other

Imprimis I comit my soul to Almighty God that gave it and my body to be buryed in decent maner at the descretion of my executors hearafter mentoned.

Item I give to Joshua Watson senior and son in law the sum of ten pounds

Item I give to Sarah Watson daughter of Joshua Watson the sum of forty pounds

Item I give to Hanah Watson daughter of Joshua Watson the sum of forty pounds

Item I give to Phebe Watson daughter of Joshua Watison [sic] the sum of one hundred pounds when she comes to the age of 23 years of age and no soner

Item I give to Ana Watson daughter of Joshua Watson the sum of twenty pounds

Item I give to Deborah Watson daughter of Joshua Watson the sum of twenty pounds

Item I give to Hugh Watson son of Joshua Watson the sum of five pounds

Item I give to Joshua Watson son of Joshua Watson the sum of forty and five pounds

Item [I] give to Robart Watson son of Joshua Watson the sum of forty and five pounds to be paid out of the morgage which I have of Midlope and the ten pounds which I set my son in law to be paid out of it which makes up the hundreth pounds in all

Item I give to Joseph Watson son of Joshua Watson the sum of twenty pounds

Item I give to Jacob Watson son of Joshua Watson the sum of twenty pounds

And my will and mind is that none of the legaces shall be paid before a ful end of a year after my decease nor then neither to such of the persons above menconed as shall then beunder the age of twenty and one year and then each of them shall have their severall shares and legacies paid to several persons as soon as he or she comes to the age of twenty years Phebe only exceped as above

Item I give to my neice Mary Hala the sum of five pounds and to each brother and sister of the said Mary Halla the sum one pound at the end of six months I give to my neice Ana Fairwhether the sum of one pound one shiling within six months

Item I make and apointe Aplby Bowron of Cutterstone and Philip Harop living at Homes in Alandale my sole excutors of this my last will and testament

And I define Nicholas Robinson of Rounton in the County of York and Archabell Glaspe of Redlemell to see that my will be excuted and lastly my will and mind that all my just debts and funeral expenses with alowances to the said truses and my excutors for the truble then what remains of my efects be equally devided betwixt my executors

In witnes hearof I have hearunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundreth and twenty and nine

Sealed signed and deliver[ed] in the presence of us:

[marks of Thomas Smith, William Rimer, and Henry Present; seal of Robart Ruter]

He died at Huntwell on the 20th November 1729, and was buried at Burnfoot, Northumberland, on the 23rd. Probate was granted in the Prerogative Court of York on the 15th May 1730, the estate being valued at £1,000 (£85,980 at 2005 values).4

Robert Rutter was the third child and third son of [L12] Thomas and [L15] Isabel Rutter.5

 

1  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [link now dead, and not found on archive.org]

2  TNA: RG 6/1092; Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends’ House Library, typescript)

3-4 Robert Rutter’s will, transcript by John Wintrip; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [link now dead, and not found on archive.org]

5  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [link now dead, and not found on archive.org]



L12. THOMAS RUTTER

Thomas Rutter was baptised at Stokesley, Yorkshire, on the 5th March 1608/9.1

He married [L15] Isabel ____. Their children were: John (1634 – ?), George (1638–1703), Thomas (1640–1657), and [L11] Robert (1643–1729); all were baptised at Stokesley.1

He was buried on the 18th February 1677, at Stokesley.3

Thomas Rutter was the third child and eldest son of [L13] John and [L14] Elizabeth Rutter.4

 

1 bishop's transcript

2–4  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [link now dead, and not found on archive.org]



L13. JOHN RUTTER

John Rutter married (1) ____ ____ (? – 1596), with whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth (1591 – ?), and two unnamed children who died in infancy.1

He married (2) [L14] Elizabeth Wilkinson at Stokesley, Yorkshire, on the 8th May 1598. Their children were: Ann (1599 – ?), Jane (1606 – ?), [L12] Thomas (1609–1677), Margaret (1611 – ?), Averyll (1614 – ?), and Jone (1618 – ?); all were baptised at Stokesley.2

He was buried at St Peter and St Paul, Stokesley on the 8th October 1634.3

 

1 information from Jon Wicken

2 FamilySearch

National Burial IndexFamilySearch



L14. ELIZABETH RUTTER born WILKINSON

Elizabeth Rutter married [L13] John Rutter at Stokesley, Yorkshire, on the 8th May 1598.1

Their children were: Ann (1599 – ?), Jane (1606 – ?), [L12] Thomas (1609–1677), Margaret (1611 – ?), Averell (1614 – ?), and Joan (1618 – ?); all were baptised at Stokesley.2

Her body was buried at St Peter and St Paul, Stokesley on 13th September 1634.3

 

1–2  FamilySearch

3 National Burial Index

 


L15. ISABEL RUTTER born ____

Isabel ____ married [L12] Thomas Rutter. Their children were: John (1634 – ?), George (1638–1703), Thomas (1640–1657), and [L11] Robert (1643–1729); all were baptised at Stokesley.1

Isabel Rutter was buried at St Peter and St Paul, Stokesley on the 3rd December 1680.2

 

1  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [dead link, and not on archive.org]

National Burial Index



L16. MARY RUTTER born TROWSDALE

Mary Trowsdale was baptised at Westerdale, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on the 10th May 1644.1

Of Westerdaile, she married [L11] Robert Rutter on the 11th May 1679, at Gilbert Watson's house, Great Broughton, Yorkshire. Their only known child was [L10] Ann (1679/80–1726/7).2

Of Busby, North Riding, her body was buried at Browton Friends’ burial ground on the 3rd March 1720.3

Mary Trowsdale was the fifth child and second daughter of [L17] John and [L18] Alice Trowsdale.4

 

1  parish register

2  TNA: RG 6/1092; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [dead link, and not on archive.org]

3  TNA: RG 6/1092

4  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915 [dead link, and not on archive.org]



L17. JOHN TROWSDALE

John Trowsdale married [L18] Alice Watson in 1632, at Westerdale, in the North Riding. Their only known child was [L16] Mary (1644–1720), baptised at Westerdale.1

On the 4th April 1672 Guisborough monthly meeting was held at his house. His body was buried at Danby, Yorkshire, on the 11th April 1679.2

 

1  parish register; two John Trowsdales, with different fathers, were baptised at Westerdale in 1602 and 1606—Yorkshire baptisms

2  TNA: RG 6/1092

 


L18. ALICE TROWSDALE born WATSON

Alice Watson married [L17] John Trowsdale in 1632, at Westerdale, in the North Riding. Their only known child was [L16] Mary (1644–1720), baptised at Westerdale.1

 

parish register


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