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.2A

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.3

In 1834 she was co-executor of her husband's will. In February 1836 she was described as Relict, of Sunderland, Durham.4

She died on Christmas Eve, 1836, and was buried at Nile Street, Bishopwearmouth, on the 29th.5

Margaret Watson was one of the daughters of [L2] Joshua and [L26] Rachel Watson.6

 

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

2 Watson Binns obit. in Ackworth School Book 1905; PRO RG 6/527, /628, /775, /1149

2A David Binns, Ms diary (photocopy of transcript in my possession); minutes of Newcastle Monthly Meeting, TWAS MF 169

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

4 PRO IR 26/1140, IR 27/1140

5 DQB; RG 6/228, /1151

6 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.1A

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.2

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.3

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:3A

 

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.4

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/1151

1A 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

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

3 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

3A RG 6/1151; Durham Probate Records, DPRI/2/43/669-672; Newcastle Journal, 1832-09-01

4 RG 5/1549


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.2A

In 1763 he was appointed one of the trustees under the terms of the will of Mary Dixon of Cockfield.2B

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.3

Hugh Watson was the fourth child, and first son, of [L4] Joshua and [L10] Ann Watson.4

 

1 TNA: PRO 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)

2A Hexham manorial court rolls

2B Longstaff

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

4 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 – ?).2

In 1704/5 he acted as administrator of his father's estate.2A

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.3

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."4

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.5

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript); www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915

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

2A father's admon

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

4 DQB; Corder (1914); www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915

5 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.2A

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."3

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).4

Anthony Watson was the second child and second son of [L6] Hugh and [L7] Jane Watson.5

 

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: PRO RG 6/1271; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915

2A photocopied will, administration, inventory and journal articles supplied to me by John Ayton

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

4 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

5 Corder (1914)


L6. HUGH WATSON

Hugh Watson of the Holmes married [L7] Jane ____. Their children were: William (? – ?), [L5] Anthony (? – 1704/5), Robert (? – 1699), Cuthbert (? – 1674), and Elizabeth (? – ?).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 (? – 1699), Cuthbert (? – 1674), and Elizabeth (? – ?).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. Wintrip gives 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; TNA: PRO RG 6/1271 (which gives her surname as ‘Neving’)

2 Corder (1914); www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915

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 – ?).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: PRO RG 6/1092

2  PRO RG 6/1271, /1616A;

3  DQB; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915

4  DQB; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915


L11. ROBERT RUTTER

Robert Rutter was baptised at Stokesley, in the North Riding of Yorkshire, on the 8th January 1643.0

He married [11E] Mary Trowsdale on the 11th May 1679, at Great Broughton meeting house, in the North Riding. Robert Rutter lived in Appleton, Yorkshire, in 1679/80. Their only known child was [L10] Ann (1679/80–1726/7).1

He made his will on the 13th May 17292:

 

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).2

Robert Rutter was the third child and third son of [L12] Thomas and [L15] Isabel Rutter.3

 

0  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915

1  Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends’ House Library, typescript); www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915

2  Robert Rutter’s will, transcript by John Wintrip; www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915

3  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915



L12. THOMAS RUTTER

Thomas Rutter was baptised at Stokesley, Yorkshire, on the 6th March 1609.1

He married [L15] Isabel ____. Their children were: John (1634 – ?), George (1638–1703), Thomas (1640–1657), [L11] Robert (1643–1729), and Elizabeth (? – ?); all the boys were baptised at Stokesley.2

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

 

1–4  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915



L13. JOHN RUTTER

John Rutter married (1) ____ ____ (? – 1596), with whom he had a daughter, Elizabeth (1591 – ?), and two unnamed children who died in infancy.0

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.1

He was buried at Stokesley on the 8th October 1634.2

 

0 information from Jon Wicken

1–2  FamilySearch



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

 

1–2  FamilySearch

 


L15. ISABEL RUTTER born ____

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

Isabel Rutter was buried at Stokesley on the 3rd December 1680.2

 

1–2  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915



L16. MARY RUTTER born TROWSDALE

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

She married [L11] Robert Rutter on the 11th May 1679, at Great Broughton meeting house, in the North Riding. Their only known child was [L10] Ann (1679/80–1726/7).2

She died at Busby, North Riding, on the 3rd March 1720, and was buried at Browton Friends’ burial ground.3

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

 

1–4  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915



L17. JOHN TROWSDALE

John Trowsdale married [L18] Alice Watson in 1632, at Westerdale, in the North Riding. Their children were: Helen (1633 – ?), Richard (1636 – ?), John (1638–1679), Bernard (1641 – after 1689) and [L16] Mary (1644–1720); all were baptised at Westerdale.1

 

1  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915; two John Trowsdales, with different fathers, were baptised at Westerdale in 1602 and 1606—Yorkshire baptisms

 


L18. ALICE TROWSDALE born WATSON

Alice Watson married [L17] John Trowsdale in 1632, at Westerdale, in the North Riding.1

Their children were: Helen (1633 – ?), Richard (1636 – ?), John (1638–1679), Bernard (1641 – after 1689) and [L16] Mary (1644–1720); all were baptised at Westerdale.2

 

1–2  www.wintrip.org.uk/john/a10.htm#i915


L19. HANNAH WATSON born COATES

Hannah Coates was born on the 15th October 1709, at Case Lee.1

She married, first, John Dixon, probably shortly after 25 March 1728/9 (when they gave notice of their intention to marry); they lived in Langley-dale, and had two children: Michael (1736–1739), and Margaret (1738/9–1777); Margaret was born at Raby. After the 4th March 1745/6 Hannah took as her second husband [L3] Hugh Watson. The Watsons lived at Raby, where their three children were born: [L2] Joshua (1747–1832), Michael or Mitchell (1749–1827), and Joseph (1753–1759).2

A widow of Staindrop, she made her will on 3 July 1784:2A

 

This is The Last Will and Testament of me Hannah Watson of Staindrop in the County of Durham Widdow, In Manner following that is to Say, I will and direct that all My Just debts and Funerall expences be paid by my Executor herinafter named, I give and bequeath unto my Son Joshua Watson of Staindrop in the County afforesaid Surgeon Two Hundred Pounds to be paid unto him within Twelve Months after my decease, I give and bequeath unto my Daughter in Law Rachell Watson of Staindrop One Moiety of my weareing Apparrell, I Give and bequeath the other Moiety of my weareing Apparrell unto My Daughter in Law Ann Watson of Staindrop, I Give and bequeath unto my Grandson Joseph Watson Son of Joshua Watson Ten Pounds to be paid unto him At the age of Twenty One Year's if he be Liveing and if dead to be paid unto his Father at the time he would have Attained the age of Twenty One Year's, I Give and bequeath unto my Grandson John Simpson, Son of the Late James Simpson & Margarett Simpson of Kirby Moor Side in the County of York deceased Fifty Pounds to be paid unto him when he Shall Attain the age of Twenty One Year's and not Sooner and in Case he dye before he attain the age of Twenty One Year's then I will and direct that the Said Legacy shall be paid unto my Grandaughter Hannah Simpson when Shee shall attain the age of Twenty One Year's I Give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Hannah Simpson Daughter of James and Margarett Simpson afforesaid Fifty Pounds to be paid unto her when shee Shall attain the age of Twenty One Years in Case She dye before Shee attain the age of Twenty One Year's then I will and direct that the Said Legacy Shall be paid unto her Brother John Simpson when he attains the age of Twenty One Year's In Case they both dye before they Attain the age of Twenty One Year's then I will and direct that the Said Legacyes of John Simpson and Hannah Simpson Shall be kept & Retaind in the Hand of My Executor for his Own Use and bennifitt and not paid to any other person whatever I give and bequeath unto my Grand Daughter Hannah Simpson if She Live to attain the age of Twenty One Year's and not Otherwise Two Silver Table Spoons marked HxD and one Pair of Quild Sheeted Marked HxS, I Give and bequeath unto My Grand Daughter Elizabeth Watson Daughter of Joshua Watson A Dressing Chest Standing in the Parlour where I Lodge, I do hereby Constitute and Appoint Edward Pease of Darlington Mercer and Joseph Pease of Darlington in the County of Durham Woolcomber Trustees of this my Last Will and Testament and in Case they be put to any Expence in Executing the Said Trust It is my mind & will they Shall Be paid the Same out of my Effects. As to all the rest and Residue of my Effects and Personall Estate whatsoever I give & bequeath it to My Son Michael Watson of Staindrop in the County of Durham Shopkeeper whome I appoint Sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament herby Revokeing all Former Wills by me heretofore made; In Witness whereof I have to this my Last Will and Testament Set my hand and Seal This Third Day of July in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Eighty four

Signed Sealed publish'd and Declared by the Said Testatorix as and for her Last Will and Testament in the presence of Us who at her request and in her presence and in the presence of Each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses hereto The word (not) being first interlined before the Execution hereof.

Edward Dean Junr

Edward Robson

Of Staindrop, she died on the 25th May 1785, and was buried there on the 27th. Her will was proved at Durham on 2 June 1785, by Edward Robson and Michael Watson.3

Hannah Coates was the second surviving child and daughter of [L20] Michael and [L34] Margaret Coates.4


1 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family (Friends' House library, TS); TNA: PRO RG 6/653 and /1150 suggest birth year of about 1707

2 Ms Pedigree in Watson box, Society of Genealogists' library document collection; Green (1906), op. cit.; Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript); Longstaff

2A Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1785/W6

3 Dictionary of Quaker Biography; PRO RG 6/653, /1150; Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1785/W6

4 DQB


L20. MICHAEL COATES

Michael Coates was born on the 24th December 1675, at Woodland in Lynesack.1

He married [L34] Margaret Welfoot, after the 5th May 1702. Their children were: Hannah (1703–1704), Sarah (1704–1706/7), Sarah (1706–1729), [L19] Hannah (1709–1785), Margaret (1712 – after 1743), Elizabeth (1715–1783), Rachel (1718/9–1782), Ann (1722 – after 1755), and Mary (1725 – c. 1755). The first six were born at Case Lee, the last three at Langleyford.2

He inherited from his father the Case Lee farm and homestead.3

He was a God-fearing honest yeoman, respected by his neighbours and in good esteem with the Society of Friends, of which he was a member, and his name appears on the Monthly Meeting books as attending the select meeting at Durham in 1726 and 1731 and in 1727 the Meeting of "Ministering ffrds" at Durham; he is named as a representative at Bishop Auckland in 1732, at Lartington in 1736 where he is appointed to attend a marriage at Raby 1745, etc., etc. Thomas Raylton speaks of his virtuous character with his brethren as a youth.4

On the 15th February 1750 he made his will, at Langleyford; he bequeathed his lands, tithes, etc., at South Bedburn and Barnard Castle and part of a house in York, after the death of his sister-in-law Hannah Ward of York (the widow of his brother Joseph Coates who had remarried with Robert Ward), to his sons-in-law Edward Pease and Hugh Watson, they paying to his married daughters Margaret Stansfield, Hannah Watson, Elizabeth Pease, Rachel Dixon and Ann Raw, each £100; to his grandson William Raine £50, to his grand-daughter Margaret Dixon £50. He left his daughter Mary Trotter a farm at Lynesack, and appointed as his executors his sons-in-law, Joshua Stansfield, Edward Pease and Hugh Watson.5

He died on the 13th January 1752, at Pierce Bridge, Gainford, near Darlington, and was buried at the Friends' burial ground in Raby. His will was proved at York in 1752.6

Michael Coates was the eldest child of [L21] George and [L27] Elizabeth Coates.7


1–2 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family (Friends' House library, TS); TNA: PRO RG 6

3 Green (1906); digest of Durham Quaker burials: index

4–5 Green (1906)

6 Ms Pedigree in Watson box, Society of Genealogists' library document collection; Green (1906)

7 Green (1906)


L21. GEORGE COATES

George Coates was baptised on the 29th September 1643, in Cockfield.1

He married [L32] Elizabeth Shaw on the 6th May 1674, at Cockfield parish church. He joined the Quakers on his marriage. The couple lived at Woodland in Lynesack, where George was a yeoman and blacksmith, and where their children were born: [L20] Michael (1675–1752), [L39] Henry (1679–1763), George (1682–1759), Sarah (1685–1748), Ralph (1688/9 – ?), and Joseph (1691/2–1727).2

In 1675, a resident of Woodland, he voted in the county election, for Sir James Clavering. In 1679 he voted for Milbanke, in the county election. In 1681 he was a resident of Hindon.3

He was mentioned at a Monthly Meeting at Raby on 6.ii.1686 as "Representative to Durham next Sixth day with account of ye sufferings of their Meeting". He was also named as being on a Monthly Meeting appointment at Raby as early as 1699, and he was frequently mentioned on the Monthly Meeting books as representative and on other appointments from 1713 to the end of his life.4

He used to allow his apprentice blacksmith Thomas Raylton to "read much by candle-light, my master and mistress allowing it, and were in the practice of themselves, being honest friends that feared God, with all their children, who were dutiful to their parents, and kept very much out of the evil communication of the world, so that we were a comfort to one another, as we kept to that which was good."5

In some account of the Coates family by John Coates, of Darlington, solicitor, written in 1825, when he was about 20 years old he says that his ancestor George Coates was an upright member of the Society of Friends, was generally respected and beloved by his neighbours, and that once having refused to discharge some ecclesiastical demand and having been taken into custody and about to be imprisoned, a neighbour voluntarily paid the sum demanded saying that "George Coates should never go to jail for such a sum."6

For some years prior to his death he lived with his daughter Sarah Grainger, at Raby. He settled his considerable property on his three sons (the farm of Case Lease in Hamsterley, Lynesack in Cockfield, and Smelt House in Witton-on-Wear). At his death he was said to be of West Pits, i.e. Cockfield. He was described as "a most excellent righteous man, and a consistent Friend."7

His son George Coates the younger left this account of his father:

 

Seeing it hath pleased the Lord to remove from us my dear father George Coates, there being I thought an incumbent duty upon me to keep these his worthy Counsels unto us upon record; he was to me an affectionate and tender father and great was his care for us his children that we might be kept in the fear of the Lord, often repeating unto us the advice that Christ gave to his Followers, first to seek the Kingdom of God and the righteousness thereof and all other things should be added; and indeed what he advised others unto he practised himself, and the Lord blessed (him) both inwardly and outwardly.

He was well esteemed amongst his neighbours being often a Peacemaker. Although he had considerable concerns in the world I have heard him say that he never sued anybody at law in all his life. Great was his care for his Brethren and near Relations, he being very helpful unto them in several cases; when any by their disorderly walking lost truth, he used sorrowfully to say that if they lost truth they lost all.

He was often advising his children to keep themselves loose from the world; he had himself for some years left off all business, and went to live with his daughter at Raby, where he was near Meeting, which he constantly attended both first and week days, and when at Meetings a diligent Labourer for refreshment from the Lord; by his true breathings and fervent labour the Meeting I believe has reaped advantage, and glad he was when the power of God was over all, which was his wonted sensible expression.

A true lover of honest friends, it was just life to him to be in company with true Gospel labourers, it was his delight to hear of truth's prosperity and to be rehearsing unto others some Scripture passage, so that he might invite them to seek the Lord while he could be found; indeed it was his practice whilst he had his children with him at the night as we sat together by the fireside, to rehearse unto us some Scripture, telling us of the excellency of the fear of the Lord. I pray God, we his children may follow his example in our families and not forget his tender and fatherly advice.

My dear father was taken ill of an ague, which continued more than two weeks, and during that time much fatherly and tender advice he gave to his children, charging them to love one another, and to keep out of the inordinate love of the world. In the time of his sickness he was fully resigned to the will of God, being borne up on a very quiet frame of spirit, never complaining of the afflictions that attended his body. He alluded to the great nearness of God unto him during his Pilgrimage in this world, severally blessing his children and grandchildren, desiring them to be careful to live in the fear of the Lord, and then they need not doubt but (that) they would prosper. I sincerely desire that we his children may put in practice the many good advices he gave unto us.

Thus he continued his suitable admonitions unto us and most of young people that came to visit him, many times to the tendering of the standers-by, until growing weaker and weaker in body, he departed this life the 17th (day) of 2nd month, 1723, in the 80th year of his age . . .

Of West Pits, he was buried in the Friends' burial ground in Raby.8

George Coates was apparently the third child and third son of [L22] George and [L27] Elizabeth Coates.9


1–7 J.J. Green: History of the Coates Family. 1906 (Friends' House library, TS)

8 TNA: PRO RG 6/1549; Green (1906)

9 Green (1906)


L22. GEORGE COATES

George Coates was baptised in Cockfield on the 29th August 1613.1

He married [L27] Elizabeth Baxter on 8 March 1640/1, at Cockfield. Their children were: Thomas (1641 – after 1693), [L21] George (1643–1723), and perhaps also: ?Jane (1645–1685), Anne (1650 – ?), ?Christopher (1653 – ?), ?John (1657–1722), and ?William (1661–1721); Christopher and John were born at High Row; the last three sons possibly relate to different parents.2

He is said to have been of Cockfield, "query of" High Row, High Row Field and Hindon, Parish of Cockfield.3

Described as of Hindon, he was buried in Cockfield on the 23rd July (or September) 1681. An inventory of the effects of "Georg Cotes, of Hindale within the pariss of Cockfeld" was made on 14 September 1681. This showed him to have had livestock and household goods to the value of £27 16s. 5d, but to have owed £14 at his death.4

George Coates was the second child and second son of [L23] Henry and [L26] ____ Coates.5


 

1 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS)

2 Green (1906); Paul M. Street gedcom; Cockfield marriages; information from Jon Wicken

3 Green (1906)

4 Green (1906); Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1681/C13

5 Green (1906)


L23. HENRY COATES

Henry Coates married [L26] ____ ____. Their children were: Christopher (1611–1681), [L22] George (1613–1681), and Thomas (1615 – ?).1

Described as of High Row, Cockfield, he was buried on the 3rd December 1658.2

Henry Coates was apparently the third child, and second son, of [L24] Christopher and [L25] Elizabeth Coates.3


 

1 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS); information from Jon Wicken

2–3 Green (1906)


L24. CHRISTOPHER COATES

Christopher Coates of Woodlands, parish of Cockfield, apparently married [L25] Elizabeth ____. Their children were apparently: Isabel (? – 1604), Christopher (? – 1625), and [L23] Henry (? – 1658).1

He was alive in 1563, but died before 1570.2

 

 

1–2 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS)


L25. ELIZABETH COATES born ___

Elizabeth ____ apparently married [L24] Christopher Coates. Their children were apparently: Isabel (? – 1604), Christopher (? – 1625), and [L23] Henry (? – 1658).1

She was still living in 1570, when she was Christopher's assignee as leaseholder of Woodlands under the Manor of Raby.2


 

1–2 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS)


L26. ____ COATES born ____

____ ____ married [L23] Henry Coates.1

Their children were: Christopher (1611 – ?), [L22] George (1613–1681), and Thomas (1615–1658).2


 

1–2 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS)


L27. ELIZABETH COATES born BAXTER

Elizabeth Baxter was probably born in 1619, and baptised on 21 December that year at Barnard Castle, Durham; she married [L22] George Coates on 8 March 1640/1, at Cockfield. Their children were: Thomas (1641 – after 1693), [L21] George (1643–1723), and perhaps also: ?Jane (1645–1685), Anne (1650 – ?), ?Christopher (1653 – ?), ?John (1657–1722), and ?William (1661–1721); Christopher and John were born at High Row; the last three sons possibly relate to different parents.1

She was apparently still living in 1685.2

Elizabeth Baxter was probably the eldest child of [L28] William and [L29] Anne Baxter.3

 


1 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS); Paul M. Street gedcom; information from Jon Wicken; Cockfield marriages; FamilySearch

2 Green (1906), op. cit.

3 information from Jon Wicken, citing Thomas Shaw's will


L28. WILLIAM BAXTER

William Baxter married [L29] Anne Shaw on 4 May 1619, at Cockfield. Their children were: probably [L27] Elizabeth (1619 – after 1685), George (1622 – ?), and probably William (? – ?).1

 

1 information from Jon Wicken; transcribed extract from Cockfield parish register; FamilySearch


L29. ANNE BAXTER born SHAW

Anne Shaw was baptised at Cockfield on 20 November 1598.1

She married [L28] William Baxter on 4 May 1619, at Cockfield. Their children were: probably [L27] Elizabeth, George (1622 – ?), and probably William (? – ?).2

Ann Shaw was the daughter of [L30] Ralph and [L31] ____ Shaw.3

 

1–2 information from Jon Wicken; transcribed extract from Cockfield parish register


L30. RALPH SHAW

Ralph Shaw married [L31] ________. Their children were: [L29] Anne, Thomas (? – 1671), and Elizabeth (? – ?).1

He was buried at Cockfield on 28 June 1639.2

 

1-2 information from Jon Wicken; transcribed extract from Cockfield parish register


L31. ____ SHAW born ____

____ ____ married [L30] Ralph Shaw. Their children were: [L29] Anne, Thomas (? – 1671), and Elizabeth (? – ?).1

 

1 information from Jon Wicken; transcribed extract from Cockfield parish register


L32. ELIZABETH COATES born SHAW

Elizabeth Shaw married [L21] George Coates on the 6th May 1674, at Cockfield parish church. They lived at Woodland in Lynesack, where their children were born: [L20] Michael (1675–1752), [L35] Henry (1679–1763), George (1682–1759), Sarah (1685–1748), Ralph (1688/9 – ?), and Joseph (1691/2–1727).1

A worthy wife of an excellent husband, she died at Lynesack on Boxing Day 1717.2

Elizabeth Shaw was the daughter of [L33] Michael and [L33A] Jane Shaw.3


 

1 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS); International Genealogical Index, 1988 edn shows the baptism of an Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Thomas and Anne Shaw, at Bishop Middleham on the 16th November 1649, and the marriage of Thomas Shaw and Anne Knausdell on the 10th February 1638, at Sockburn.

2 Green (1906); Green says that she was 'presumably' the son of Thomas Shaw of Hindon, but seems now to have been disproved

3 will of Michael Shaw, Durham Original Wills DPR/I/1/1666/S6/1-2; information from Jon Wicken

 


L33. MICHAEL SHAW

Michael Shaw, yeoman, of Langleydaile, Durham, married [L33A] Jane Shaw. They had three children: Ralph (? – ?), Thomas (1642 – ?), and [L32] Elizabeth (? – 1717). In 1660 he witnessed the will of Nicholas Botcherbie, of Cockfield. He made his own will on 22 September 1665:1

 

In the name of God Amen the two & tentith day of Septembr In ye yeare of or Lord One thousand Six hundred Sixtie & five I Michaell Shaw of Langleydaile In ye Countie of Duhm yeoman being att ye makeing heire-of Sick In Boddie yitte In full & Perfect Remembrance, for wch I give unto god hartie thanks for ye Same; Doe make this my Last will & testamt In manner Ande forme following: first I give & Commend my Soule In to the hands of Almightie god My maker And Redeamer: fully Assureing my Selfe to have fre pardon And for giveness of my Sinnes by ye death & mirrits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; And my Boddie to be buried In ye parish Church yarde att Staindrop, the duties theire unto And customes [?] to be honnestly Conted [?} & paid Alsoe I give and be queath unto my Sonn Ralph one parchell of land Sittuate Lying att west Henddon wth ye Appurtanances theire unto belonging; Also I give & bequeath unto my Sonne Thomas Shaw my full Tithe and Intrust of my Tenimt or Farme In being Sittuate & lying by Billie loneing. Alsoe I give unto my Sd Sonne Thomas all my my Husbandry Geare wth all my Hack wood and Boordes As Alsoe one stand Bedde well furnished wth bedding alsoe one table In the forehouse One Longe Setle & one chist; Alsoe I give unto My Sonn Thomas a sum of money owne to me by George Baxter George Coats & Thomas Shaw as is apparant by a Bond from them to me my heirs Executors Administrators and Assignes. And I give my son Thomas my white Gray mare; And Give to my sonn Ralph Shaw one stand Bedd in the low parlor wth A matteris & Nessesary Bedclothes & alsoe A Chist; Also I give and be queath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Shaw Fortie poundes of Lawfull English money And all ye Remainder of my Houshold goods wth my yonge white Cow and my fillie fole The foale to be kept by ye Executors till it be three yeares ould. Also I ordaine And make ye sd Thomas Shaw morte And Ralph Shaw Joynt Executors of this my last will and Testamt: And my will & desire is yt they love god And truly serve him And yt they love one Another: And Agree Amonge themselves As they ought do doe I give to my maid tenn shillings: Now my will is yt if Any of my Sd Childern should die wthout will or Issue if then wt hee or shee dye possesste of shall be Equally divided betwixt ye Othr two: Lastly I bequeath ye Care of my Daughter to my Lo: friends Christopher Steephenson to see yt: she be not wronged of herr Right In this my last will & Testamt:

[Witnesses: Tobias Hodgsson, Christopher Stephenson, Will: Raynes]

He must have died very soon afterwards, as an inventory was taken on 10 October 1665:2

 

A true & perfect inventory of all the goods & Chattells & credits of Michael Shaw of Langley dale in the county of Durham yeoman deceased prized & taken at his house at Billy Loaning head By Cuthbert Sigswicke William Raine Tobyas Hodgson & Raiph Sigswicke the tenth day of October Anno dni 1665.

    li-s-d.
Imprimis his purse & apparell   10-00-00
Itm In the fore house one table two one Cupborde one ambry, one chaire one long settle one chest one bedstead wth other implemts 4-0-0
Itm Fourteen pewter dishes four salts three candlesticks one great pot one peuter bowle three kettles two pots foure pans wth spoones & other implements. 3-0-0
Itm Tubs kirns bowles, skeels, cans, cheese fats dishes trenshers wth other implements wth a Line wheele & a spinning whele 2-0-0
Itm In the Chamber three bedsteads one old amry, 4 chests wth boards & shelves 2-0-0
Itm Two feather beds two mattrises wth boulstes & rods belonging thereunto wth sheets Linnen & harden wth pillowes tables clotahes & napkins wth other Linnen. 10-0-0
Itm The woole 12-0-0
Itm The Butter & cheese 1-0-0
Itm One girdle one frying pan, two pairs of tongs, two cooking crooks wth Spoots & other implemts together wth husbandry geere 1-0-0
    45-0-0
Itm Worne [?] bigg coates 3-10-0
Itm Goods moveable.  
Imps Twelve kine & whies & one bull 24-00-00
Itm Sixe stears 10-0-0
Itm Sixe stirks 0
Itm Seaven stirks 5-0-0
Itm Three calves 1-0-0
Itm Three mares & one foale 6-0-0
Itm one hundred & sixty old weathers 40-0-0
Itm Eighty ewes & sheer weathers & 20 lambs 16-0-0
Itm The hay 20-0-0
Itm   125-10-0
Itm des  
Itm A partiall of ground at [?]ack rent 2-0-0
Itm for oake wood 0-10-0
 

in all

173-00-00
    l-s-d
  Debts due to the deceased 45-2-0
Itm for funerall expenses 10-1-4
  Debts wch the deceased oweth to William Raine 20-0-0
    li.s.d
  The total sum of All wth the 45li 2s added thereto is 218-2-00
  Debts to be deducted 30-1-4
  & then costs due in all 188li 2-08

 

1 will of Michael Shaw, Durham Original Wills DPR/I/1/1666/S6/1-2; "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Thomas Shaw, 30 Nov 1642; citing STAINDROP, DURHAM, reference FHL microfilm 91,111; information from Jon Wicken

2 inventory, Durham Original Wills DPR/I/1/1666/S6/3-4

 


L33A. JANE SHAW born ____

Jane ____, married [L33] Michael Shaw. They had three children: Ralph (? – ?), Thomas (1642 – ?), and [L32] Elizabeth (? – 1717).1

 

 

1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Thomas Shaw, 30 Nov 1642; citing STAINDROP, DURHAM, reference FHL microfilm 91,111

 


L34. MARGARET COATES born WELFOOT

Margaret Welfoot, of St Helens Auckland, married [L20] Michael Coates after the 5th May 1702. Their children were: Hannah (1703/4–1704), Sarah (1704–1706/7), Sarah (1706 – ?), [L19] Hannah (1709–1785), Margaret (1712 – after 1743), Elizabeth (1715–1783), Rachel (1718/9–1782), Ann (1722 – after 1755), and Mary (1725 – c. 1755). The first six were born at Case Lee, the last three at Langleyford.1

"We have no information as to her character, but she was unquestionably a good woman and with her husband trained her children in the fear of the Lord." Her grand-daughter Margaret Pease who married Thomas Robson of Darlington was named after her.2

She died on the 4th December 1747, at Langleyford.3

Margaret Welfoot was the daughter of [L35] Robert and [L36] Francis Welfet.4


1–2 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS)

3 Green (1906); Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript)

4 Green (1906)


L35. ROBERT WELFET

Robert Welfet married [L36] Francis Bee on 27 September 1679, at Durham Cathedral, and was alive in 1702. Their children were: [L34] Margaret (? – 1747), Frances (? – ?), and another daughter (? – ?).1


1 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS); "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, Robtus Welfoot and Franciscam Bee, 27 Sep 1679; citing Cathedral Church, Durham, Durham, reference FHL microfilm 845,233; 'International Genealogical Index (IGI),' database, FamilySearch: accessed 2015-06-18, entry for Robert Welfoot shows the baptism of Robert, son of George Welfoot, at Heighington on the 7th September 1645.


L36. FRANCIS WELFOOT born BEE

Francis Bee married [L35] Robert Welfoot on 27 September 1679, at Durham Cathedral.1

Their children were: [L34] Margaret (? – 1747), Frances (? – ?), and another daughter (? – ?).2

She was still alive in 1702.3


1 J.J. Green (1906) History of the Coates Family, (Friends' House library, TS); "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, Robtus Welfoot and Franciscam Bee, 27 Sep 1679; citing Cathedral Church, Durham, Durham, reference FHL microfilm 845,233

2–3 Green (1906)


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