The Watson family of Allendale (Watson 2b)

 

Joseph Watson = Rachel Wigham

     |         other children

Esther Watson = Joshua Watson

      |         other children

Joseph Watson = Sarah Spence

      |         other children

Robert Spence Watson = Elizabeth Richardson

      |         other children

Mary Spence Watson = Francis Edward Pollard

 

M9. ESTHER WATSON born WATSON

Esther WatsonEsther Watson was born at Ryding in Allendale on the 16th January 1786.1

Described as of Riding, near Allendale Town, she married [M4] Joshua Watson on the 27th August 1806, at Allendale. They had three children: [M3] Joseph (1807–1874), William Wigham (1809–1847), and Joshua (1811–1888), all being born in St John's parish, Newcastle.2

She was one of two Newcastle women representatives appointed to attend Women’s Monthly Meeting in October 1806, November 1808 (with Deborah Richardson), January 1809, November 1809 (with Deborah Richardson), February and October 1810, January 1811 (with Deborah Richardson), January 1812, January, September, and October 1813, and January and February 1814. On the 30th January 1828 she was appointed an overseer by Newcastle Monthly Meeting. She was present at Monthly Meeting in February 1835, and in February 1836 signed the Monthly Meeting testimony to Thomas Richardson.2A

In 1836, described as of Bensham, she witnessed the birth of her grandson William Joshua Watson. In March 1837 and February 1838 she attended Monthly Meeting at Sunderland. In November 1839 she was one of five signatories to a letter re the reinstatement of Hannah Richardson, and in December 1840 she signed the Monthly Meeting testimony to Margaret Bragg.2B

In 1841 she lived at Bensham with her family, a female servant, and a cheesemonger apprentice. In May that year she inherited a quarter of her father's lands and estates. She was appointed a representative of Newcastle Preparative Meeting to Monthly Meeting in Sunderland in July 1843. She represented Newcastle at Monthly Meeting of Ministers and Elders in September and December 1845, and in March, June and December 1846. In June 1847 she was one of six who visited Mary Chambers re her application for membership. In January 1848 she signed the Monthly Meeting testimony to Rachel Wigham.3

In 1851 the census recorded her living at Bensham Grove, Gateshead with her son, her daughter-in-law and grandson, and a house servant. In 1855 she contributed 5/- to the Highland Destitution Fund.3A

In April 1858 she was the tenant of 22 Cumberland Row, her tenancy to last at least until November 1860; her landlord was Phillip Holmes Staunton, the rent from November 1858 being £28 p.a. The 1861 census recorded her as a house proprietor, living at 22 Cumberland Row, St John, Westgate, Newcastle, with her son, her daughter-in-law and grandson, and a house servant.4

signature of Esther WatsonAn Elder of her meeting, she was described by her grandson Robert Spence Watson as "a gentle, loving woman, of a quiet and retiring disposition, but calm and wise in counsel, much beloved by all who knew her, and she exercised a powerful restraining influence upon her somewhat impetuous and impulsive husband."5

She died on Sunday the 8th June 1862, at 22 Cumberland Row, Westgate, Newcastle, after several months of senile gangrene of foot—a long and painful illness, which she bore with great patience and resignation. She was buried on the 12th at Westgate Hill cemetery; the funeral was attended by a large circle of relatives and friends, by whom she was much beloved; a very solemn meeting was held.6

Esther Watson was the second child and second daughter of [M10] Joseph and [M17] Rachel Watson.7

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/304, PRO HO 107/2492 f140 p58 and RG 9/3812 f19 p35 [Allendale]

2 The Newcastle Courant, 1806-08-30, issue 6777; RG 6/355, /628; minutes of Newcastle Monthly Meeting, Tyne & Wear Archives Service MF 167

2A Minutes of Newcastle Preparative Meeting (Women’s) 1761–1815, TWAS MF 194; minutes of Newcastle Women’s Monthly Meeting 1803–814, TWAS MF 182; minutes of Newcastle Monthly Meeting, TWAS MF 169

2B RG 6/1149; minutes of Newcastle Preparative Meeting (Women’s) 1834–1878, TWAS MF 194; minutes of Newcastle Monthly Meeting, TWAS MF 169

3 HO 107/296/9 f34 p15; minutes of Newcastle Preparative Meeting (Women’s) 1834–1878, TWAS MF 194; minutes of Newcastle Monthly Meeting of Ministers & Elders, TWAS MF 180; minutes of Newcastle Monthly Meeting, TWAS MF 169; Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1841/W8

3A HO 107/2492 f140 p58; The Friend

4 documents donated to Tyne & Wear Archives Service 2005; RG 9/3812 f19 p35

5 RSW, in John William Steel: A Historical Sketch of the Society of Friends 'in Scorn called Quakers' in Newcastle & Gateshead 1653–1898. London & Newcastle, Headley Bros. 1899: 68; 1863 Annual Monitor

6 death certificate; DQB; Gateshead Observer 1862-06-14; death/burial digest; The Friend 1862-07-01 p. 184

7 DQB


M10. JOSEPH WATSON

Joseph Watson was born at Allendale, Northumberland, on the 21st December 1753.1

In 1776, described as of Riding, he was appointed one of five trustees for the meeting house and graveyard at Winnowshill meeting, Northumberland.1A

He married [M17] Rachel Wigham on the 3rd July 1782, at Conwood, at which date he lived at the Riding, near Allendale, Northumberland. Their children, all born in Northumberland (all but Hannah definitely born at Ryding, Allendale), were: Hannah (1784–1803), [M9] Esther (1786–1862), William (1788–1856), Rachel (1790–1850), and Joseph (1792–1822). Described as a carpenter of Riding, in 1803 he witnessed the marriage of Robert Hudspeth and Sarah Wigham, at Allendale. The Riding was also his recorded residence from 1806 to 1812.2

White’s 1827 Directory lists a Joseph Watson, farmer, of Warburton Place, Gateshead. This may have been him, but in 1832 he is still described as of Allendale. He made his will on 16 August 1838:

 

In the Name of God Amen

I Joseph Watson of the Riding in the Parish of Allendale in the County of Northumberland yeoman Do make Publish pronounce and declare this to be my last Will and testament in manner and form following that is to say, First I order and direct all my just Debts and funeral Expences to be paid and discharged by my Executors hereafter named from and out of my Estates as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And I leave and bequeath unto my dearly beloved Daughter Rachael Pattinson, all my Household furniture of every description with Beds Bedsteads Hangings and every other thing or article that is in my house for her own use and benefit absolutely And I also leave and Bequeath unto my son William Watson my Daughter Esther Watson Wife of Joshua Watson my Daughter Rachael Pattinson and my Grand daughter Ann Watson only Daughter of my late son Joseph deceased all my Houses and Lands that I am Possessed of in this Word [sic] to be Divided equally amongst them share and share alike

And I also appoint my son William Watson and my Son in Law Joshua Watson sole Executors of this my last Will and testament, And I do hereby utterly disalow revoke and disanul all and every other former Will or Wills by me in any ways before named, Willed, or bequeathed ratifying and confirming this and no other to be my last Will and testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 16th day of August 1838signature of Joseph Watson

 

 

[witnesses: John Nevin, Jos. Roddam, John Smith]

A yeoman, late of Holly Hill in the Chapelry of Heworth, Durham, he died of old age on the 15th July 1840, at Holly Hill. His will was proved in the Consistory Court of Durham on 18 May 1841, his goods, chattels and credits being affirmed as worth under £100 (£4,410 at 2005 values).3

Joseph Watson was the youngest child of [M11] Joseph and [M12] Esther Watson.4

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/1155, /1271

1A www.gravetext.co.uk/Quaker_Burials/Quaker_Burials_at_Winnows_Hill.pdf#search=%22%22joseph%20watson%22%20newcastle%22 [accessed 2006-09-24]

2 RG 6/188, /334, /355, /1155

3 White’s History, Directory & Gazetteer of Durham and Northumberland; Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1841/W8; death certificate; 1834 Annual Monitor (entry for granddaughter Rachel Watson); Newcastle Journal, 1840-07-18

4 DQB



M11. JOSEPH WATSON

Joseph Watson was born at Allendale on the 28th September 1720.1

In 1730 he was left £12 in the will of his grandfather Robert Rutter.1A

He married [M12] Esther Moor on the 14th September 1745, at Alston. Until at least 1753 they lived at Huntwell, where Joseph was a shopkeeper. They had three children: Joshua (1746–1805), Jacob (1748/9 – after 1786), and [M10] Joseph (1753–1840).2

In 1748 he inherited £40 under the terms of his father-in-law's will.2A

By 1782 he lived at the Ryding, Allendale, Northumberland; in this year he witnessed his son's marriage, at Conwood.3

He died at home at the Riding on the 14th April 1794, and was buried at Wooley burnfoot on the 16th. His will was proved on the 1st May 1794, by his son Joseph.4

Joseph Watson was the thirteenth child and fifth son of [L4] Joshua and [L10] Ann Watson.5

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/312; Percy Corder: The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley, 1914; Corder (1914) says July, presumably a mistake in interpreting 'seventh month'

1A Robert Rutter's will, transcript by John Wintrip

2 Corder (1914); Ms Pedigree in Watson box, Society of Genealogists' library document collection; PRO RG 6/1271 [of Huntwell 1748]

2A Durham Original Wills DPRI/1/1748/M12

3 RG 6/355

4 RG 6/312; Corder (1914)

5 Corder (1914)


M12. ESTHER WATSON born MOOR

Esther Moor was born at Allendale, Northumberland, on 21 February 1718/9.1

She married [M11] Joseph Watson on the 14th November 1745, at Alston. They lived at Huntwell until at least 1753, and had three children: Joshua (1746–1805), Jacob (1748/9 – after 1786), and [M10] Joseph (1753–1840).2

She died at home at the Riding, on the 15th June 1789, and was buried at the Meeting House on the 17th.3

Esther Moor was the fifth child and second daughter of [M13] Jacob and [M16] Deborah Moor.4

 

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/312, /1271; Percy Corder: The Life of Robert Spence Watson. London: Headley, 1914

2 Corder (1914); PRO RG 6/1271

3 RG 6/312; Corder (1914)

4 RG 6/1271

 


M13. JACOB MOOR(E)

Jacob Moore was born in August 1667.1

He married [M16] Deborah ____, and lived at Wellgill in Aldstonemoor until his death. Their children were: John (1696/7 – ?), Isaack (1698/9 – ?), Joshua (1701–1762), Margaret (1703/4 – ?), Deborah (1705–1706), and [M12] Esther (1718/9–1789).2

He made his will on 16 Aug 17483:

 

I Jacob More of Wellgill in the pariash of aldston and County of Cumberland being under afliction of body yet in perfect mind and Memery Do hereby make and ordain my will and Testament in the Settling of & Desposing of my temporal Goods in Manner & forme following viz.

1st I give and bequeath unto Joseph Walton of Nenthead the Some of forty pounds to be paid by my Executor, heare after menchened with the Space of twelve months after my Decese or in Case the Said Joseph Walton Should die before the above menchend time to be payd to his heirs Executors administrators or assignes

also I give and bequeath unto Joseph Watson of huntwell in the parish of Allandle and the County of Northumberland the Some of forty pounds to be payd by my Executor heere-after menchened within the Space of twelve months after my Decese or in Case the Said Joseph Watson Should die before ye above Menchend time to be payd to his heirs Executors Administrators or assignes

Also I give and bequeath unto Aron Walton of Grasefield the Some of forty five pounds to be paid by my Executer here after Menchened within the Space of twelve months after my Decese or in Case the Said Aron Walton Should die before the above mentioned time to be paid to his hers Executors Administratours or asignes

Lastly all the risedue viz houses Lands good & Chattels I give and bequeath unto my Sone Joshua Moore whome I apointe my Sole Executer of this my Laste Will and tistament revoking all othirs I Declair this to be my Laste Will and Testament. Witeness my hand and Seal this 16 Day of august in the year 1748

 

 

[Witnesses: Geo: Lancaster, Joseph Lee, Thos Brown]

Of Wellgill, he died on 18 August 1748, and his body was buried at Aldstone Friends' graveyard on the 21st.4

His will was proved at Durham on 30 September 1748 by Joshua Moore and Thomas Brown.5

Jacob Moore was the seventh child and fourth son of [M14] John and [M15] Margaret Moore.5

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/1271

2 PRO RG 6/1271; Durham Original Wills DPRI/1/1748/M12

3 Durham Original Wills DPRI/1/1748/M12

4 RG 6/1271

5 Durham Original Wills DPRI/1/1748/M12

6 RG 6/1271

 


M14. JOHN MOORE

John Moore married [M15] Margaret ____. Their children were: Hannah (? – after 1695), Margaret (1651–1697), Wm (1653–1681/2), Ann (1656 – ?), Joseph (1659/60 – ?), Isaack (1661–1673), (R)achell (1664 – ?), [M13] Jacob (1667 – ?), Deborah (1670–1672), and Rebecca (1673/4 – after 1695). All whose birth details are known were born at their home at Wellgill. He lived at Wellgill, Cumberland, from 1651 until his death.1

He made his will on 5 July 1694:

In the name of God amen July the fifth Day Anno Dom~ni 1694 I John Moor of Wellgill in ye p~ish of Aldstone and County of Cumberland yeoman, being sick and weak of Body but of a sounde and p~fect Remembrance praised be God for ye same and calling to minde ye uncertaine estate of this transatory Life here on earth, and being desireous to Settle things in order I doe make and declare this my last Will and testatment, Revocking all other Wills, in manner and form following first I commit my soul into ye handes of Almighty God my maker hopeing to Receive free p~dn & Remission of all my Sinnes and transgressions by ye previous Death and meritorious sufferings of Christ Jesus my Redeemer and my Body to ye Earth from whence it was taken, to be Buried att ye discretion of my Executor herein hereafter named and as for those externall Blessings of temporall goods which God in his mercy hath sent me I give and bequeth them in manner and form following first I give and bequeth unto my Wife Margaret ye one halfe of my Messuage or Tenement scituate and being att Wellgill for and soe long as it shall please almighty God to ensue with Life naturally my said Wife Margaret and my Will is yt she have ye half wch I doe here appointe her and men~con it as followeth, viz one p~cell of Meadow grounde called ye Stralleys one p~cell of pasture ground lieing up ye syde near Wellgill, together with one moeyty or halfe of ye Broade field and also one halfe of ye pasture called ye intacks together with ye Slater house with all Roomes Chamers and Byars contained under ye said Roofe also I will yt my said wife have fower of my best milch kine of her own choseing from, all ye Rest of my kine wch I have about my house also twenty two sheep and my Will is further yt my said Wife have all my household stuff of what kinde soe ever whether pewther Brasse Bedclothing or of what kinde or nature soe ever they be to be whole ly att her disposeing also I give unto my Wife one paseing Black Mare Item I give unto my daughter Rebecka ye sum~e forty poundes to be paid her att the feast of pentecost com~only called whitsuntide which shall and will be in Anno Dom~ni 1695 Item I give unto my Daughter Hannah ye sum~e of Fowerty pounds to be paid her att ye feast of pentecost in Anno Dom~ni 1695 Item I give unto my sone William Highington ye sum~e of Ten poundes Item I give unto my Sone John Hightingon ye sum~e Ten poundes. Item I give unto my sone John Harrison ye sum~e of Ten poundes.

And my Will is yt these Respective sum~es of Money be each of them paid to ye Respective p~sons to whome they are soe given att ye expira~on of one whole year and six months next ensueing after my decease Item I give unto Sarah Harrison ye sume of Two poundes to be paid her att ye feast of pentecost in Anno Dom~ni 1695 Item I give unto my son Jacob Moore all my Whole Mes~uge or Tenement scituate lieing and being att Wellgill aforesaid to enter upon ye one halfe of ye said Tenement (as it is already parted to answering ye halfe which I have set and appointed for my Wife, att my decease and upon ye other halfe att ye Death of Margaret my Wife, and soe to have it to him and his heirs for and dureing ye Remainder of ye thousand yearss lease yt is yet to come and unexpired, and my Will is yt if it please God yt my Sone Jacob Moore Die without heirs Male or female lawfully Begotten yt then my Messuage and Tenement goe equally and dividually among ye daughters and also I give unto my said sone Jacob Moore all ye Rest of my Goods as well Reall as personall moveable or unmoveable and also all Bills or Bondes or other Writeings wch did appertaine or belong unto me of what kinde soe ever they be and I doe make him the full whole and absolute executor of this my last Will and Testament and my Will is yt he pay all my Debts and legacies and funeral expences In Wittnesse whereof I have here unto put to my hand and seale the day and year above written Annoque Domi~ni 1694

[Witnesses: Matthew Bateson, John Bell, John Walton]

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; Durham Original Wills DPRI/1/1694/M12

2 Durham Original Wills DPRI/1/1694/M12

 


M15. MARGARET MOORE born ____

Margaret ____ married [M14] John Moore. Their children were: Their children were: Hannah (? – after 1695), Margaret (1651–1697), Wm (1653–1681/2), Ann (1656 – ?), Joseph (1659/60 – ?), Isaack (1661–1673), (R)achell (1664 – ?), [M13] Jacob (1667 – ?), Deborah (1670–1672), and Rebecca (1673/4 – after 1695). All whose birth details are known were born at their home at Welgill.1

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; Durham Original Wills DPRI/1/1694/M12

 


M16. DEBORAH MOOR born ____

Deborah ____ married [M13] Jacob Moor. Their children were: John (1696/7 – ?), Isaack (1698/9 – ?), Joshua (1701–1762), Margaret (1703/4 – ?), Deborah (1705–1706), and [M12] Esther (1718/9–1789). She lived at Wellgill in Aldstonemoor throughout this period. She died on 25 August 1734, and was buried at Alston on the 27th.1

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/1271

 


M17. RACHEL WATSON born WIGHAM

Rachel Wigham was born on the 12th June 1763, in Allendale.1

She married [M10] Joseph Watson on the 3rd July 1782, at Cornwood, Northumberland. Their children, all born in Northumberland (all but Hannah definitely born at Ryding, Allendale), were: Hannah (1784–1803), [M9] Esther (1786–1862), William (1788–1856), Rachel (1790–1850), and Joseph (1792–1822).2

She was called to the ministry about her 24th year. "Altho her Words were few, yet being savoury often administered Grace to those that heard. In private Life she was very exemplary", and she was a loving wife and affectionate mother.3

She was privileged with the nursing care of her valuable mother, who took up her residence in their family, and with whom she travelled as companion, in one of her last journeys, in the exercise of her ministry.4

She died on the 20th June 1794, after a short illness, and was buried on the 23rd on the east side of the Friends' burying ground at Wooleyburnfoot.5

Rachel Wigham was the youngest child of [M18] William and [M31] Rachel Wigham .6

 

1 TNA: PRO RG 6/312, /1271

2 PRO RG 6/334, /355

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

4 George Richardson (1848) Some Account of the Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood in Northumberland, especially in connexion with the family of Cuthbert Wigham. London: Charles Gilpin, pp. 36-7

5 RG 6/312

6 Richardson (1848), op. cit.


M18. WILLIAM WIGHAM

William Wigham was baptised at Haltwhistle, Northumberland on 30 August 1723. He married [M31] Rachel Teasdale on the 20th February 1746. They had seven children: Hannah (1747–1807), [P3] John (1749–1839), James (1751–1824), Thomas (1753–1812), William (1756–1826), Cuthbert (1759–1828), and [M17] Rachel (1763–1794), all of whose births were registered by Cumberland & Northumberland Quarterly Meeting.1

Described by his son as "a very industrious man", he was not sufficiently aware of the danger to which his son was exposed when he put him to work with the servants.1A

Burnhouse, Hargill House, and Coldshield—the main Wigham farming properties—had all been bequeathed to him, but he predeceased his father, dying at home at Hargill House, Coanwood, on the 16th April 1777; he was buried on the 20th.2

William Wigham was the eldest child of [M19] Cuthbert and [M28] Elizabeth Wigham.3


1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 6 December 2014), William Wigham, 30 Aug 1723; citing HALTWHISTLE, NORTHUMBERLAND, reference FHL microfilm 0252510, 0252513, 0252510-0252513;  George Richardson: Some Account of the Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood in Northumberland, especially in connexion with the family of Cuthbert Wigham. London: Charles Gilpin 1848

1A John Wigham (1842) Memoirs of the Life, Gospel Labours and Religious Experience of John Wigham. London: Harvey and Darton; p. 3,

2 TNA: PRO RG 6/312; L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966; DQB

3 Coombes (1966)


M19. CUTHBERT WIGHAM

Cuthbert Wigham was born about 1704. He was still a minor when his father died. Though educated in profession with the Church of England, he appears to have known little of the influence of religion; but took pleasure in loose and unprofitable company, delighting in vain sports, &c.1

He married [M28] Elizabeth Dixon on the 19th October 1722, by licence, at Hexham parish church. They had seven children: [M18] William (1723–1777), Mary (1726 – ?), Thomas (1727/8–1785), Mabel (1730–1781), Hannah (1732–1732), John (1733–1787), and James (1739 – ?); John's birth was recorded by Yorkshire QM, James's by Cumberland & Northumberland QM; all except James were baptised at Haltwhistle.2

There is every likelihood that the Wighams made full use of their position as landowners, although there is only one record of a lease and that in 1727 when Cuthbert granted a lease for 21 years for coal mining to Richard Harrison and Charles Errington of Corbyates in Alston Moor for £14 per annum and one third of the profits. . . . That Cuthbert Wigham did engage in mining on his own account is revealed in a brief note which states "the shaft ye had ye Dick [dyke] in it cost me with cutting the dike and sinking ye shaft £2 12s. 4d. Drowned out in this pitt." Probably this was for local use and the lease of mines to a large consumer such as the London Lead Co. would be much more profitable. All these facts suggest, for the most part indirectly, that coal mining played some part in the Wigham fortunes, but a closer connection cannot be shown and it would be unwise to draw definite conclusions.3

He was convinced about 1734, as a result of experiencing temporary blindness as he returned from a card party. A visit to the area by Benjamin Holmes was probably also instrumental in his convincement. It is related of him, that about 1734, one day as he was walking, having continued his habit of wearing a sword, it accidentally caught his heel; whereupon he hastily uttered one of those profane expressions, which had been his familiar practice; but for which he felt deep compunction; especially on overhearing one of his servants, who was near, exultingly exclaim, "Our master is no Quaker yet." In 1735 he obtained a licence from the Quarter Sessions and settled a meeting in his own home, Bournhouse, Coanwood, Northumberland. About a year after his convincement he became a minister. "His ministry was not with enticing words of Man's Wisdom, but in the power, and demonstration of the spirit, often had to magnify that power that had redeemed his Soul out of the horrible pit . . . ." In 1739 he and his wife built a farmhouse at Coldshield; their inscription is on the lintel above the back door. A tannery was operating in the Tanpits Ravine from before 1750 to about 1780, owned by the Wigham family from Burn House. In 1753, with John Pattinson, he journeyed on foot to several towns and villages where there were no Friends, and held meetings there. He also visited meetings in Cumberland, Durham, parts of Yorkshire, Westmorland, and Scotland on various occasions, and attended Yearly Meeting at Edinburgh. He was especially helpful to young convinced Friends.4

He was a man of considerable influence, as he owned a large estate, with manorial privileges over 2000 acres. He was frequently referred to as 'Lord Wigham'. He put forward some of his sons in business, but they proved unworthy of his confidence, wasting much of his property, and caused him much grief. Others of them, however, were of a different disposition.5

In his zealous desire that his household should be an example of that simplicity of apparel which Quakerism enjoined, he spoke to one of his servants of the vanity of indulging in the use of gaudy attire, in ribbons, &c. She quickly turned upon him, by proposing that he should relinquish the unnecessary use of tobacco, and she the practice of wearing ribbons; to which, with true self-denial, he consented.6

For reasons unknown, in the summer of 1758 he sold his lordship of the manor of East Coanwood, to one William Ord. In a letter dated 11th August 1758 Cuthbert Wigham wrote to William Gibson, his lawyer, asking him to see that "all things were done justly" when he sold "the tenants and royalets and his share of part of the common", stipulating that (1) William Ord was to have no land or common but what fell to his share for being lord of the manor, (2) that Ord pay compensation upon all lands when mining took place, two men "to set ye damage" as had been the custom, and (3) a parcel of land called Hargill Rigg, part of which was pasture when purchased but now enclosed about 40 years, should remain out of purchase, being his son William's freehold. This is now the site of Hargill House, which is still occupied by a Wigham today, in direct descent. The sale of the manorial rights of Coanwood occurred exactly a century after their purchase by Cuthbert Wigham's grandfather, but with the farms of Burnhouse, Coldshield, the Mill, Woodhouse and Hargill House in the possession of the family they were still substantial farmers. The loss of manorial rights meant also the loss of mineral rights and this loss may have been financially considerable.7

In 1760 he gave a piece of ground 30 yards square, on which to build a meeting house, and form a burial ground, and generously contributed towards the building, which cost £104.8

He appears to have been as a burning and shining light; and it is probable that his savoury example, in life and conversation, as well as his ministerial and other labours, were blessed to many. It appears that he sometimes found it his duty to convey to his neighbours his religious concern for their welfare in writing. On one of these occasions, he attempted to reason with himself against it; considering that he frequently saw the individual in question; and that he had opportunities to express his feeling toward him personally. But, keeping under his mental exercise, he at length wrote a letter, which, happening to fall into the hands of the wife of the individual to whom it was addressed, she had the curiosity to open it: the consequence was, that she became convinced of the rectitude of those religious principles, which, in the time of her ignorance, she had despised and condemned.9

On a lighter note, the following anecdote is told of him: When that courteous, kindly, but bashful gentleman, William Beaumont, shook hands with Cuthbert Wigham at Quarterly Meeting, he said, hospitably,—"Cuthbert, wilt thou come up at three o'clock and pick a bone with me?" "Na, na, Willum," was the reply, "if I wait till three o'clock I mun hae something better than a bone to pick."10

Though, through age and bodily infirmities, his natural faculties became much impaired, yet his mind appeared to be redeemed out of all evil, having the hope set before him in the gospel, as an anchor to his soul; being brought to the innocency of a little child. And, though perfectly sensible of his approaching dissolution, he was enabled to look forward to it with cheerfulness: "I will wait in patience till my change come; oh, it is a fine thing to be ready." Indeed the patience and resignation which appeared depicted in his countenance, evidently denoted the calmness and serenity of his mind. He died on the 9th February 1780, and was buried on the 12th in the Friends' burial ground, Coanwood.11

Cuthbert Wigham was the eldest child of [M20] William and [M25] Mabel Wigham .12

 

1 George Richardson: Some Account of the Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood in Northumberland, especially in connexion with the family of Cuthbert Wigham. London: Charles Gilpin 1848: 1; L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966; Piety Promoted

2 Coombes (1966); FamilySearch

3 Coombes (1966)

4 Richardson (1848): 2; Piety Promoted; Coanwood.com, accessed 2009-10-31

5 Richardson (1848): 3-4; Coombes (1966); Richardson (1848) gives acreage as over 2800

6 Richardson (1848): 3-4

7 Coombes (1966); Richardson (1848); PRO RG 6/1271 [1759 of Bournhouse, Coanwood]

8 Coombes (1966)

9 Richardson (1848): 8 & 40

10 Robert Spence Watson in John William Steel: A Historical Sketch of the Society of Friends 'in Scorn called Quakers' in Newcastle & Gateshead 1653–1898. London & Newcastle, Headley Bros. 1899: 131

11 Richardson (1848):44; Piety Promoted

12 Coombes (1966)


M20. WILLIAM WIGHAM

In 1694 William Wigham served his apprenticeship at Chapell with Matthew Baxter as a skinner and glover.0

He married [M25] Mabel Hutchinson. Their children were: [M19] Cuthbert (1704–1780), Esther (1706 – before 1764), Rebecca (before 1708 – after 1716), Hannah (1712 – after 1716), and William (1715–1720).1

He was lord of the manor of East Coanwood. In 1700 the tenement of Townhead was surrendered to him by his brother Cuthbert. In 1699 his brother surrendered the tenement of Townfoot, Gorbut Hill, to William's use. Townfoot could be Tanpits as we know it now, and this could have been the start of the local Wigham's tannery, as William would now have been a qualified skinner and glover. He made his will in 1708/9 and 1715.2

 

In the naime of god amen the first day of January of ye year of our Lord god Lord 1708 I william Wigham of burn house yeoman being very sick and weak in body body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to god theirfore Calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is apointed for all men once to die die [sic] I do make this my Last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soull unto the hands of god that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the earth to be buryed in a Christian life and decent maner at ye discretion of my executors nothing doupting but at the generall Resurrection I shall Receive the same againe by the mighty power of god and ass touching such worldly Estate wherewith it hath plesed god to bless me In this life I give devise and dispose of ye same in the following maner and form ——

Imprimiss I give and bequeath to ester my well beloved daughter the summ of therty pounds of good and lawfull money Item more I give to my well beloved daughter Rebecca the summ of therty pounds of good and lawfull money to be payd by the heir Cuthbert Wigham when they come to perfect age ——

Item I give to my well beloved wife mabell whom I likewise Constitute make and ordain my onely and sole executor of this my last will and testament all and singular my goods and Chattells whatsoever and she is to take Caire and bring up my Children untill they Come at perfect age and if she mary the heir my son Cuthbert Wigham is to pay her for her Joyntter six pounds yearly for her life and I doe hereby utterly [disavow?] revoke and disanull all and every other former testaments wills and Legacies Requests and executors by me in any wise ways before this time naimed and no other to be my last will and testament In witnes whereof I have here unto set my hand day and year above writtensignature of William Wigham

[signed William Wigham, witnesses William Reay and Matthew Wigham]            

[continues overleaf, apparently as 1715 codicil:]

furder more att my death I Leave unto my well beloved son william four score pounds Likewise I leave unto my well beloved daughter Hanah therty pounds of good and Lawfull meney to be payd by the heir Cuthbert Wigham when they come to perfect age further more I leave unto my Brother Matthew wigham all my Cloathes Likwise I Leave unto my sester Ann Wigham twenty and eighteen pence Likewise I Leave unto my sister Alice Hucthinson one pound one shilling and sixpence which my Executor is for to pay this addition being the just and true meaning of this my will and testament

[not signed further, but witnessed by William Colson, Matt Wigham, and John Pattison]2A

He died in 1715, and was buried at Haltwhistle on the 6th September. The inventory of his property, taken on 21 September by Robert Hutchinson, John Pattison, Myles Birkett and Matt: Wigham,  showed him to have been in possession of 11 kine, 2 calves, 1 bull, 2 heifers, 2 pigs, 4 steers, 112 sheep, and 2 horses (a mare and a gelding), as well as poultry; he had nearly four times as many sheep as his predecessors. His crop of hay and corn was valued at £40. Individual legacies totalled £170. The total value of the inventory was £144.18.6d (£12,282 at 2005 values). It appears that William had seen years of increasing though modest wealth.3

William Wigham was the second son of [M21] Mathew and [M24] ____ Wigham.4

 

0 Coanwood.com

1 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966; FamilySearch; will

2 Coombes (1966); Coanwood.com, accessed 2009-10-31

2A Durham Probate records, DPRI/1/1716/W14

3 Coombes (1966); Durham Probate records, DPRI/1/1716/W14

4 Coombes (1966)


M21. MATTHEW WIGHAM

Matthew Wigham was in 1673 High Constable of the West Division of Tindale Ward. One of the duties which fell to him was the collection of the proportion of his division of a tax of over £1,000,000 authorised by Parliament, in six quarterly payments, payable to Mr Patrick Crow of Ashington. A surviving court roll of 1676 describes Mathew Wigham as Lord of East Coanwood. He sold Nine Dargs in 1684.1

Matthew Wigham married [M24] ____ ____. Their children were: [M20] William (? – 1715), Matthew (? – after 1715), Cuthbert (? – ?), Anne (? – after 1715), Alice (? – after 1715), Thomas (? – ?), Mary (? – ?), and Jane (? – ?).2

On 1 May 1700 Thomas Wallis, Lord of the Manor of West Coanwood, and Matthew Wigham, Lord of the Manor of East Coanwood, together with their 20 customary tenants, rode the boundary between Chriswell Bourne and Old Lough Foote, Whitfield. The boundary was agreed and signed by all.2A

He made his will on 6th May 1702:

 

In the name of God amen the sixth day of may 1702 According to the computation of the Church of England I Matthew Wigham of burnhouse in the county of Nothrumberland and paresh of Haltwisell yeaman Being of perfect memory and Remembrance praised Be god do make and ordaine this my Last will And testament In manner and form following

ffirst I bequeath my my [sic] soul Into the hands of Almighty god my maker hoping that through the meritorious death and passion of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to Receive free pardon and forgivenesse of all my sins and as for my body to be buried In Christian burial att the discretion of my Executrize hereafter nominated

Item I give unto my second son Matthew Wigham twenty pounds and the gray gelend [gelding] Item I give unto my son Thomas Wigham three skore pounds, Item I give unto my daughter Mary Wigham Therty pounds Item I give unto my dauthter Jane Reay five pounds Item all the Rest I give unto my sonn William Wigham houses Lands and Leasese goods And cattells whatsoever to Receive and to pay All my debts and Ligessies and do Leave him my soole Executer of this my Last will Revooicking All wills and other testaments.

And thereto I put my hand seall abovewritten.

Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of

signature of Matthew Wigham

 

John Wigham

John Pattison

Thomas wigham

Matthew wigham2B

He was buried at Haltwhistle on the 8th May 1702; the burial register describes him as "Lord Wigham of Cornwood Roe". His will was proved at Durham. The inventory of his farm stock, taken a week later, showed him to have possessed 9 kine, 5 calves, 1 bull, 4 heifers, 1 pig, 6 steers, 16 ewes and lambs, 15 hogs, and 1 Galaway horse, poultry and household goods, of a total value of £50-8-6; there is no information on crops.3

Matthew Wigham was the son of [M22] Cuthbert and [M23] ____ Wigham.4

 

1–2 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966; Durham Probate records, DPRI/1/1716/W14

2A Coanwood.com, accessed 2009-10-31

2B Durham Probate records, DPRI/1/1716/W13

3 Durham Probate records, DPRI/1/1716/W13; L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966

4 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966

 


M22. CUTHBERT WIGHAM

Cuthbert Wigham married [M23] ____ ____. Their children were [M21] Mathew (? – 1702) and Alice (? – after 1673).1

In 1634 he was a weaver of Nine Dargs, Allendale. He purchased Burnhouse in Coanwood in 1640, from Christopher Hornesby, for £100, with customary rent of 13/4 payable to Albany Featherstonhaugh as lord of the manor of East and West Coanwood.2

On the 13th December 1658 Nicholas Byerly gave bond of £424 to Cuthbert Wigham that he would keep the conditions of an indenture of bargain and sale, made between Nicholas Byerly, Albany Featherstonhaugh, and Thomas Selby, on the one part and Cuthbert Wigham & John Ridley of Hardriding on the other. There is no indication of the nature of this sale but a document dated 20th April 1659 is a declaration that the sale of the manors East and West Coanwood, with 14 tenements of 500 acres, comprising 100 acres of arable, 100 acres of meadow and 300 acres of furze, heath and common pasture, by Albany Featherstonhaugh, Nicholas Byerly and Thomas Selby to Cuthbert Wigham for £300 had been recorded by the Court of Common Bench at Westminster. Probably only East Coanwood was actually involved.3

He made his will in 1673, the year he died:

 

Memorandum aboute ye i6th of May Anno Dom~ 1673 Cuthbert Wigham of Burne house— being sick of body but of good and p~fect remembrance did make and ordaine his Last Will and Testament by word of mouth —Noncupatively in manner and forme following; (vizt) I give unto my wife six pounds yearly during her life naturall if she cannot other waies agree wth my son Mathew Wigham, and I give unto my [sonse?] son three hogs, and I give unto my daughter Alice ffoure oxen and one Quie & thirty five shillings wch she is oweing me, & fforty shillings in Mr: John Blenkinsops hands and I give all my Lambes to be equally divided between my daughters Children & my mide maide Barbarie Hutchinson, and I give Henry Sheild & Hugh Sheild ten shillings betweixt them, all my other goods moveable & unmoveable I give to my sonne Mathew Wigham wth all my stocke of [illeg. word] whome I make my sole exectores, and to pay all my debts and ffunerall Charges; all wch words or words to ye like effect were spoken in ye heareing of Henry Sheild, Willm Carrack, John Wigham jurat & Barbary Hutchison

[only witness to sign: John Wigham]

The inventory, made on 26 May 1673, shows farm stock of 10 kine, 1 bull, 9 quies, 5 stotts, 28 sheep, and 2 horses; there is no information on crops. The total value of the inventory was £60 3s. 8d. (£4998 at 2005 values), (which included £21 3s. 4d. in cash owing to him from fourteen named individuals).4

 

1–4 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966; Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1673/W19


M23. ____ WIGHAM born _____

____ ____ married [M22] Cuthbert Wigham. Their children were [M21] Mathew (? – 1702) and Alice (? – ?).1

She was alive in 1673, when she was named in her husband's will.2


1–2 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966


M24. ____ WIGHAM born ____

____ ____ married [M21] Mathew Wigham. Their children were: [M20] William (? – 1715), Matthew (? – after 1715), Cuthbert (? – ?),Anne (? – ?), Alice (? – ?), Thomas (? – ?), Mary (? – ?), and Jane (? – ?).1


1 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966


M25. MABEL WIGHAM born HUTCHINSON

Mabel Hutchinson married [M20] William Wigham. Their children were: [M19] Cuthbert (1704–1780), Esther (1706 – before 1764), Rebecca (before 1708 – after 1716), Hannah (1712 – after 1716), and William (1715–1720).1

She was executor of her husband's will in 1715, and made her own will on the 22nd May 1716:2

 

In the name of god amen the twenty second day of may in the yeare of our Lord god one thousand seven hundd and sixtene I mabell wigham of burnhouse Relict of william wigham deceased being very week in body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be unto god calling to mind the mortalyty of my body and knowing that it is Appoanted for all men and women once to die do so make and ordaine this my Last will and testatment that is to say prentipellly and first of all I give and Recommend my soull unto the hands of god that gave it me and for my body I Recommend it to the Earth to be buryed in a Christian Like and decent maner att the descretion of my Executer nothing doubting but att the generall Resurrection I shall Receive the same againe by the mighty power of god and as tuching such worldly goods where with it hath pleased god to bless me in this Life I give devise and dispose of the same in following manner and form I give and bequath unto my son william four pounds Likewise I bequath unto my daughter Esther two pounds Likewise I bequath unto my daughter Rebeccah two pounds Likewise I bequath unto my daughter Hanah two pounds and all the Rest of my good I Leave unto my Son Cuthbart wigham moveable and unmoveable and do so make him my sooll Executor of all my goods and Chattell in case he pay of all my debts and Legessses and bury my body in Christian buryall and further my extr is to bring up my children till perfet age and do so make this my Last will and testament Revoaking all other wills and testaments my just meaning for my Executor to pay Each of them when they com to perfect age further more I leave and desire Robert Hutchinson and Matthew Wigham to give there assestence to help to Right and assest and so that may Children soffer no wrong as witnesses my hand

[Witnesses: John Pattison, Matthew Hutchinson, Henry Wigham, George Pearson]

She died at Burnhouse, Coanwood, and was buried at Haltwhistle on the 3rd June 1716. Her will was proved at Durham. Her inventory, taken on 9 July, includes bedding and three bedsteads valued at £3, followed by the pewter and brass at £2 10s. 0d. Two other bedsteads existed, but apparently without bedding. Other items included sheets and table linen, two iron pots and a yeatling, a wooden vessel, two spinning wheels and a stock of wool, eight chairs, two tables and frames, a cupboard, a dresser table and a presser. Livestock included ten cows, a bull, two oxen, two little steers, 4 calves, 80 sheep, and 31 lambs. The total valuation came to £72 11s, but after deduction of monies owing to four individuals, and funeral expenses of £1 14s. 3d, the net balance was £19 3s 6d (£1625 at 2005 values).3

Mabel Hutchinson was the daughter of [M26] ____ and [M27] ____ Hutchinson.4


1 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966; FamilySearch; husband's will

2 Coombes (1966); Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1716/W13; DPRI/1/1716/W14

3 Coombes (1966); Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1716/W13

4 Coombes (1966)

 


M26. ____ HUTCHINSON

____ Hutchinson married [M27] ____ ____. Their children were [M25] Mabel (? – 1716), and Mathew (? – ?).1

 

1 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966


M27. ____ HUTCHINSON, born ____

____ ____ married [M26] ____ Hutchinson. Their children were [M25] Mabel (? – 1716), and Mathew (? – ?).1

 

 

1 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966


M28. ELIZABETH WIGHAM born DIXON

Elizabeth Dixon was baptised on the 8th November 1699, at Knaresdale.1

She married [M19] Cuthbert Wigham, by licence, on the 19th October 1722, at Hexham parish church. They had seven children: [M18] William (1723–1777), Mary (1726 – ?), Thomas (1727/8–1785), Mabel (1730–1781), Hannah (1732–1732), John (1733–1787), and James (1739 – ?); John's birth was recorded by Yorkshire QM, James's by Cumberland & Northumberland QM; all except James were baptised at Haltwhistle.2

She died on the 29th July 1759, and was buried on the 2nd August in Burnhouse graveyard.3

Elizabeth Dixon was the daughter of [M29] Thomas and [M30] Elinor Dixon .4


1 L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966

2 Coombes (1966); FamilySearch; TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; William Evans and Thomas Evans, eds (1854) Piety Promoted, in a collection of dying sayings of many of the people called Quakers . . . . Philadelphia

3 Coombes (1966); PRO RG 6/1271

4 Coombes (1966)

 


M29. THOMAS DIXON

Thomas Dixon of Far House, Knarsdale, married [M30] Elinor ____ and was alive in 1699.1


1 John Hall Shield: Genealogical Notes on the Families of Hall, Featherston, Wigham, Ostle, Watson &c.; L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966


M30. ELINOR DIXON born ____

Elinor ____ of Far House, Knarsdale, married [M29] Thomas Dixon, and was alive in 1699.1


1 John Hall Shield: Genealogical Notes on the Families of Hall, Featherston, Wigham, Ostle, Watson &c.; L.C. Coombes: 'Wigham of Coanwood.' Overprint from Archaeologia Aeliana, 4th ser. vol. xliv, 1966


M31. RACHEL WIGHAM born TEASDALE

Rachel Teasdale was born around 1722 in Alston in Cumberland.1

She was drawn to a religious life when very young and by the grace of God was protected as she grew up from the snares and temptations of the world.2

She married [M18] William Wigham on the 20th February 1746. They had seven children: Hannah (1747–1807), [P3] John (1749–1839), James (1751–1824), Thomas (1753–1812), William (1756–1826), Cuthbert (1759–1828), and [M17] Rachel (1763–1794), all of whose births were registered by Cumberland & Northumberland Quarterly Meeting. In the training up of her children, she was very vigilant; her mind being attentive to the voice of pure wisdom, she was enabled to guide her household with admirable discretion.3

Soon after her marriage she appeared in the ministry and became an able minister, in which capacity she continued about 65 years. Her service was very great in the monthly meeting to which she belonged; and she was several times drawn forth in Gospel love, to visit the meetings of Friends in divers counties of England and Wales, and also in Scotland and Ireland, in all which services it was believed her labours of love tended to the edification of Friends, and her own peace. She was a sharp reprover of such as took undue liberties, but cherished every appearance of good with the utmost candour. She was an affectionate wife, a tender and circumspect mother, a sincere friend and good neighbour; sympathizing with the afflicted and charitable to the poor, of every denomination; she also cherished the most tender regard for the animal creation.4

After her husband's death in 1777 she continued to live at Hargillhouse, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, at least until 1782, in which year she witnessed her daughter's wedding at Conwood. Some time thereafter she moved to Allendale, to live with Joseph and Rachel Watson; she spent the rest of her days there. After Rachel's early death, in 1794, she became the active counsellor, and care-taker, over her late daughter's rising offspring, greatly to their benefit. She was very useful in her new meeting, and often appeared in lively testimony.5

Apparently she was notable for smoking a pipe.6

In her old age she became weak, and lost her sight; she was confined to the house nearly six years, and for a considerable time to her bed. She bore these infirmities patiently, and meetings often took place in her room.7

Around September 1808 she was visited at Allendale by her son John, who described her as "confined to bed a considerable time, in great bodily affliction, and quite blind,—but sweetly alive in spirit." In April 1810 she was visited by William Forster, who found her "now in an enfeebled state."7A

For about three years before her decease, her intellectual faculties were much impaired, and she was reduced to a very helpless state, having only short intervals of perfect consciousness, but without appearing to have much pain. Of Riding in Allendale, she died there quietly on the 6th April 1813. Her body was buried on the 9th, at Wooleyburnfoot in Allendale.8

The 1815 Annual Monitor records the following9:

 

RACHEL WIGHAM, of Allendale, a minister about 66 years. ......         91              6  4 Mo. 1813.

On some particular occasion, this venerable pilgrim had to observe: "I have passed through a long scene of affliction; yet I well know that the Lord is able to sanctify every affliction; and, blessed be his holy name! he hath done it; and at times given me a foretaste of the joys that are eternal."

How animating is the view of one who has endured so long a season of probation, extended nearly to one hundred years; and who was able to bear such a testimony to the goodness and all-sufficiency of the Divine Power"

Rachel Teasdale was the daughter of [M32] John and [M33] Jennet Teasdale.10

 


1 TNA: PRO RG 6/385, /465

2 Dictionary of Quaker Biography (Friends' House Library, typescript)

3 TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; Annual Monitor; William Evans and Thomas Evans, eds (1854) Piety Promoted, in a collection of dying sayings of many of the people called Quakers . . . . Philadelphia; George Richardson: Some Account of the Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood in Northumberland, especially in connexion with the family of Cuthbert Wigham. London: Charles Gilpin 1848

4 Richardson (1848)

5 RG 6/355; DQB; Richardson (1848); David Sands: Journal of the Life and Gospel Labours. London: Charles Gilpin, 1848

6 Friends' Quarterly Examiner 28:194

7 Richardson (1848); DQB

7A John Wigham (1842) Memoirs of the Life, Gospel Labours and Religious Experience of John Wigham. London: Harvey and Darton, p. 96; Earlham College download

8 Richardson (1848); RG 6/385, /465

9 Annual Monitor 1815

10 John Hall Shield: Genealogical Notes on the Families of Hall, Featherston, Wigham, Ostle, Watson &c.

 


M32. JOHN TEASDALL or TEASDALE

John Teasdall was baptised at Ousby, Cumberland, on 25 January 1679.0

He married [M33] Jennet Reay on the 28th December 1718, at Limestonebree. Their children were [M31] Rachel (cal 1722–1813), and Thomas, John, Jane and Margaret (all living in 1746).1

In 1722 he lived in Alston, Cumberland.2

Some of his advice on religious matters and right living is reported by his daughter Rachel, in Richardson's Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood.3

John Teasdale made his will on 11 December 1746:3A

 

In the name of God Amen I John Teasdale of High-Roderup in Aldston Moor and County of Cumberland Yeoman being sick and weak in Body but of sound and perfect Memory (praised be God for the same) do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in Manner following (that is to say) I give and divise to my eldest Son Thomas Teasdale all that my half Messuage or Tenement commonly called or known by the Name of High-Roderup with all Appurtenances thereunto belonging to hold to him his Heirs and Assigns for ever, he paying out of the same the sum of Three Pounds to my younger Son John Teasdale, and likewise the Sum of Three Pounds to my eldest Daughter Jane Teasdale, and the like Sum of Three Pounds to my younger Daughter Margaret Teasdale. Likewise I give and bequeath to my said younger Son John my Setting Dog two Nets and a Gun and my great Chest. And I give and bequeath to my said Daughter Jane my Press and half of my Pewter, a Bed a Bedstead and a beding of Cloths, also my great yetling and a Table Cloth. Likewise I give to my said Daughter Margaret the other half of my Pewter and my Cupboard and little yetling and a beding of Cloths. All the Rest and Residue of my Stock Goods Chattels and personal Estate whatsoever I give to my said Son Thomas Teasdale whom I make sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament. In wittness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Eleventh Day of December 1746.

[marked and sealed]

[Witnesses: John Teasdale, Richard Teasdale, John Brommell]

He endured much pain in the last three weeks of his life. His will was proved at Durham on 15 August 1747.4

John Teasdall was the son of [M32A] Thomas and [M32D] Elsabeth Teasdall.5

 


0 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 6 December 2014, John Teasdall, 25 Jan 1679; citing OUSBY, CUMBERLAND, reference FHL microfilm 90,651

1 John Hall Shield: Genealogical Notes on the Families of Hall, Featherston, Wigham, Ostle, Watson &c.; TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; George Richardson (1848) Some Account of the Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood in Northumberland, especially in connexion with the family of Cuthbert Wigham. London: Charles Gilpin; Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1747/T2

2 PRO RG 6/1271

3 Richardson (1848)

3A Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1747/T2

4 Richardson (1848); Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1747/T2

5 FamilySearch

 


M32A. THOMAS TEASDALL

Thomas Teasdall was baptised at St Andrew's, Penrith, Cumberland, on 14 March 1647.1

He married [M32D] Elsabeth Bird on 15 February 1671, at Ousby, Cumberland. Their children were: Jennet (1669–1736), Marie (1671–1727), Sarah (1674–1742), Elsabeth (1674 – after 1728), [M32] John (1679–1747), Anne (1681 – ?), and Anne (1685 – ?), all b. Ousby.2

His body was buried in St Cuthbert's churchyard, Edenhall, Cumberland, in September 1711.3

Thomas Teasdall was the son of [M32B] Robert and [M32C] Elzbeth Teasdall.4

 

 

1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Thomas Teasdall, 14 Mar 1647; citing ST ANDREWS, PENRITH, CUMBERLAND, reference FHL microfilm 962,149, 962,150

2 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, Thomas Teasdall and Elsabeth Bird, 15 Feb 1671; citing Ousby, Cumberland, reference FHL microfilm 0090651 IT 3, 4; FamilySearch

3 Find a Grave

4 FamilySearch


M32B. ROBERT TEASDALL or TEISDELL

Robert Teisdell married [M32C] Elzbeth Wilson on 7 July 1639, at St Andrew's, Penrith, Cumberland. Their children were: Ann (1640 – ?), Robert (1642 – ?), Elizabeth (1643–1643), Luke (1644 – ?), [M32A] Thomas (1647 – ?), all bapt. St Andrew's, Penrith.1

His body was buried at St Mary's, Carlisle, Cumberland, on 22 August 1670.2

 

1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, Robt Teisdell and Elzbeth Wilson, 07 Jul 1639; citing St Andrews, Penrith, Cumberland, reference FHL microfilm 0962149 IT 2, 0962149 IT 3, 0962149 IT 4, 0962150 IT 1, 0962150 IT 2; FamilySearch

2 "England Deaths and Burials, 1538–1991," database, FamilySearch: 24 December 2014, Rob. Toasdoll, 22 Aug 1670; citing reference FHL microfilm 90,582


M32C. ELZBETH TEISDELL born WILSON

Elzbeth Wilson married [M32B] Robert Teisdell on 7 July 1639, at St Andrew's, Penrith, Cumberland. Their children were: Ann (1640 – ?), Robert (1642 – ?), Elizabeth (1643–1643), Luke (1644 – ?), [M32A] Thomas (1647 – ?), all bapt. St Andrew's, Penrith.1

Her body was buried at Kirkoswald, Cumbria, on 8 July 1690.2

 

1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, Robt Teisdell and Elzbeth Wilson, 07 Jul 1639; citing St Andrews, Penrith, Cumberland, reference FHL microfilm 0962149 IT 2, 0962149 IT 3, 0962149 IT 4, 0962150 IT 1, 0962150 IT 2; FamilySearch

2 "England Deaths and Burials, 1538–1991," database, FamilySearch: 24 December 2014, Elizabeth Teasdale, 08 Jul 1690; citing reference FHL microfilm 1,472,355


M32D. ELSABETH TEASDALL born BIRD

Elsabeth Bird married [M32A] Thomas Teasdall on 15 February 1671, at Ousby, Cumberland. Their children were: Jennet (1669–1736), Marie (1671–1727), Sarah (1674–1742), Elsabeth (1674 – after 1728), [M32] John (1679–1747), Anne (1681 – ?), and Anne (1685 – ?), all b. Ousby.1

 

 

1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, Thomas Teasdall and Elsabeth Bird, 15 Feb 1671; citing Ousby, Cumberland, reference FHL microfilm 0090651 IT 3, 4; FamilySearch


M33. JENNET TEASDALE born REA(Y)

Jennet Rea was baptised at St Nicholas, Whitehaven, Cumberland, on 24 July 1698.1

Jennet Reay married [M32] John Teasdale on the 28th December 1718, at Limestonebree. Their children were [M31] Rachel (cal 1722–1813), and Thomas, John, Jane and Margaret (all living in 1746).2

In 1722 she lived in Alston, Cumberland.3

Some of her religious advice and sayings to her children are recorded in Richardson's work, cited above.4

She survived her husband about a year, dying, after five days' illness, of a disorder sharp in its attack, and which, with the effects of old age, impaired her memory.5

Jennet Rea was the only known child of [M34] John Rea.6


1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Jennett Rea, 24 Jul 1698; citing ST NICHOLAS, WHITEHAVEN, CUMBERLAND, reference FHL microfilm 90,658

2 John Hall Shield: Genealogical Notes on the Families of Hall, Featherston, Wigham, Ostle, Watson &c.; TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; George Richardson (1848) Some Account of the Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood in Northumberland, especially in connexion with the family of Cuthbert Wigham. London: Charles Gilpin; Durham Probate Records, DPRI/1/1747/T2; International Genealogical Index, 1988 edn has the baptism of Jennett Rea, daughter of John Rea, on the 24th July 1698, at St Nicholas, Whitehaven.

3 PRO RG 6/1271

4–5 Richardson (1848)

6 FamilySearch


M34. JOHN REA

John Rea was alive in 1698.1

 

1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Jennett Rea, 24 Jul 1698; citing ST NICHOLAS, WHITEHAVEN, CUMBERLAND, reference FHL microfilm 90,658


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