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Brig.-Gen. William HANDASYD [Parents] was born about 1693 in Ireland. He died 1 about 27 Feb 1744/1745 in St James, Westminster, Middlesex, England. He was buried 2 on 20 Feb 1744/1745 in St Paul, Hammersmith. He married Susanna BUNBURY.

From Oxford University Alumni (Alumni Oxonienses), 1500-1886:

Handasyd, William, s. Tho., of Ireland, arm. UNIVERSITY COLL., matric. 27 March, 1710, aged 16.

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Last Will and Testament of Col. William HANDASYD, dated Feb 05, 1733/1734. Proved Jun 07, 1745. PRO Catalogue Ref: Prob 11/740, Image Ref: 216.

In the name of God Amen I William Handasyd of the parish of St Oswald in the City of Chester being (thanks to Almighty God) in good health of Body and of sound Mind and Memory do make ordain and constitute this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following

first and principally I commend my Soul into the Hands of my Blessed Redeemer. And as to my Body I desire it may be buried in the most private manner it possibly can leaving it to my dearest Wife to appoint the place. After my Debts and funeral Expences are paid I give and bequeath the Rest and Residue of my Real and personal Estate in the manner following

I give and bequeath unto my dearest beloved Wife Susannah Handasyd all the Goods furniture Plate Horses Coach Cattle and other Moveables of both my Houses at Chester and Willington in Flintsh and also her Watch Rings and all her other Ornaments of Dress to be disposed of as she shall think proper

Item. I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Susannah Handasyd the Interest of all my Real and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever during the Term of her natural Life and after her Death I give and bequeath all my Real and Personal Estate both Principal and Interest unto my Daughter Susannah Handasyd but my will and pleasure is that in case my Daughter should be unmarried before her Mother dies Then my will is that all my Real and Personal Estate both Principal and Interest should go to my dearest Wife Susannah Handasyd to be disposed of as she thinks proper but if my said Daughter Handasyd should be married before her Mother's Death and should die and leave a Child or Children behind her then my will is that after my Wife's Death such Child or Children should succeed to the Personal and Real Estate both Principal and Interest so left to my said Wife Susannah Handasyd by me. But if my dearest Wife should die before my Daughter is married or should attain to her one and Twentieth Year Then my Will is that all my Real and Personal Estate in case my Daughter is not married or does not live to the Age of one and Twenty Years should go unto my younger Brother Clifford Handasyd's Children to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike.

In witness whereof I have put my Hand and Seal this 5th day of Feb'ry 1733/4

W. Handasyd

Witness

Joseph Phillips,
William Cooper

On the seventh day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and forty five Administration with the Will annexed of the Goods Chattels and Credits of William Handasyd formerly of the parish of Saint Oswald in the City of Chester but late of the parish of St. James Westminster in the County of Middlesex Esq're deceased was granted to Susannah Handasyd widow the Relict of the said Deceased and Residuary or principal Legatee for Life named in the said will (for that no Executor is named therein) being first sworn duly to administer. Ex'd.

Susanna BUNBURY [Parents] was christened on 05 Mar 1700 in Chester Cathedral, Chester, Cheshire, England. She died 1 on 22 Oct 1764 in New Windsor, Berkshire, England. She was buried 2 on 23 Oct 1764 in St John the Baptist, New Windsor, Berkshire. She married Brig.-Gen. William HANDASYD.

Appointed Housekeeper at Windsor Castle from Jan 17, 1756.

They had the following children:

  F i Susannah HANDASYD was christened 1 on 21 Dec 1724 in Saint John the Baptist, Chester, Cheshire, England.

Col. Roger HANDASYD OR HANGINGSHAW [Parents] was born about 1614 in Elsdon, Northumberland, England. He married Margaret? about 1639.

Commanded a regiment under Oliver Cromwell?

Margaret?.Margaret? married Col. Roger HANDASYD OR HANGINGSHAW about 1639.

They had the following children:

  M i Gerrard HANDASYD
  F ii Ann HANDASYD
  M iii Major-Gen. Sir Thomas HANDASYD
  M iv Roger HANDASYD

MAYNARD. married Ann HANDASYD.

Ann HANDASYD [Parents] was born about 1644. She married MAYNARD.


Gen. Roger Peter HANDASYD [Parents] was christened 1 on 11 Mar 1689 in Heusden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. He died 2 on 04 Jan 1763 in Hanover Square, Westminster, London, England. He was buried 3 on 13 Jan 1763 in St Andrew, Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire. He married 4, 5 Elizabeth THORNYCROFT on 03 Feb 1709/1710 in St Botolph Aldgate, London, England.

From "History of Parliament : Huntingdonshire Constituencies & Biographies of MPs 1715-1754" by R. Sedgewick (1970), County Record Office Huntingdon, Ref. G 90a.

HANDASYDE, Roger (c.1684-1763), of Gaines Park, Great Staughton, Hunts.

Huntingdon 1722-1741
Scarborough 1747-1754

b. c.1684, 1st s. of Maj.-Gen. Thomas Handasyde of Gaines Park, gov. of Jamaica, by his 1st w. (d. 1704). educ. Westminster, m. (lic. 21 Jan. 1710) Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Thornycroft, 1st Bt., of Milcombe, Oxon., s.p. suc. fa. 1729.
Ensign 28 Ft. 1696; exchanged to 22 Ft. c.1702; capt. 1703; lt.-col. c.1709; col. 22 Ft. 1712-30; col. 16 Ft. 1730-d.; brig.-gen. 1735; lt. gov. Fort St. Philip, Minorca, 1737-?47; maj.-gen. 1739; lt.-gen. 1743; gov. Berwick-upon-Tweed 1745; c.-in-c. Scotland Oct.-Dec. 1745.

In an army career of 67 years General Handasyde, of a Northumberland family,(1) appears to have seen little active service. During Marlborough's wars he was in Jamaica with his father, whom he succeeded as colonel of the 22nd Foot in 1712. 'A bitter Whig'.(2) he was brought in unopposed by Lord Hinchingbrooke (q.v.) at Huntingdon in 1722, voting with the Administration in all recorded divisions until 1740. His only two known speeches were on army matters: in a debate on the land forces on 14 Feb. 1735 he defended the part played by his regiment in Edinburgh during the recent election of representa­tive peers; and on the mutiny bill of January 1741 he opposed a proposal to cut down the private soldier's daily allowance of beer. He lost his seat in 1741 to the nominees of the young Lord Sandwich, then in opposition.

In the Forty-five, as commander-in-chief in Scotland in succession to Sir John Cope (q.v.), Handasyde occupied Edinburgh on 14 Nov., while Prince Charles Edward was marching into England. In February 1747 he complained to Newcastle that the command in Scotland had once more been given to his inferior in rank.(3) By this time he had joined the Prince of Wales in opposition.(4) Lord Sandwich learned that

"his Royal Highness has persuaded my old antagonist Handasyde to endeavour to give me what trouble he could in Huntingdonshire, and I believe it is as represented because I can no other way account for his forgetting the most formal and public promises he has made me without any kind of condition to support my interest both in town and county. He now talks of opposing me in both, but it is absolutely out of his power to do me the least hurt in either, except hurting my pocket.(5)"

At the general election of 1747 Handasyde did not stand for Huntingdonshire but was returned for Scarborough by Lord Carlisle (Lord Morpeth, q.v.) as a Leicester House candidate. On 22 Jan. 1751, described as 'a blundering commander on the Prince's side', he spoke strongly against a libellous attack on the Duke of Cumberland.(6) Though reported in September 1752 to have been nominated for Huntingdonshire 'by a majority of the gentle­men of the greatest property in this county as candidate ... at the next general election',(7) he did not stand again. His approaches to Newcastle for a 'better regiment' in 1752, and for the colonelcy of a troop of Horse Grenadier Guards in 1760,(8) met with no success. He died 4 Jan. 1763, aged 78.

(1) F. Cundall, Govs. of Jamaica in first half of the 18th Cent. 27; Arch. Aeliana (ser. 3), iv. 142-5; VCH Hunts. ii. 362. (2) Nathaniel Mist to James Edgar, 7 Aug. 1733, Stuart mss 163/183. (3) Newcastle to Handasyde, 28 Nov. 1745, Add. 32705, f. 389; Handasyde to Newcastle, 19 Feb. 1747, Add. 32710, f. 219; W. B. Blaikie, Origins of the Forty-five (Sc. Hist. Soc. ser. 2), ii. 345. (4) HMC Fortescue, i. 108. (5) Sandwich to Newcastle. 21 Mar. (N.S.) 1747, Add. 32807, f. 209. (6) Walpole, Mems. Geo II, i. 10. (7) Manchester to Devonshire, 24 Sept. 1752, Devonshire mss. (8) Handasyde to Newcastle, 5 May 1752, 17 Mar. 1760, Add. 32727, f. 86; 32903, f. 342.
R.S.L.

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ROGER HANDASYDE, M.P. FOR HUNTINGDON (12 S. iii. 28).
Roger Handasyde or Handasyd was son of Thomas Handasyde, who was colonel of the 22nd Foot. It is not known when he entered the army, but he was made a brigadier-general, November, 1735; major-general, July, 1739; lieutenant- general, March, 1743; and general, March, 1761. He was colonel of the 22nd Regiment of Foot from April, 1712, to July, 1730, and of the 16th Regiment of Foot from that time to his death on Jan. 4, 1763, at which time he was one of the oldest generals in the army. He was Governor of Fort Philip in Minorca for a time, and was M.P. for Huntingdon from 1722 to 1741, and M.P. for Scarborough from 1747 to 1754.

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From "Historical Record of the 22nd Foot or The Cheshire Regiment of Foot - An Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1689, and of its Subsequent Services to 1849" compiled by Richard Cannon, Esq.

ROGER HANDASYD.
Appointed 3rd April, 1712.
THIS Officer served many years in the TWENTY-SECOND regiment, and was promoted by Queen Anne to that lieut.-colonelcy of that corps, which he commanded some time at the island of Jamaica. He succeeded his father in the colonelcy of the regiment in 1712; was removed to the sixteenth foot in 1730,--promoted to the rank of brigadier-general in 1735,--to that of major-general in 1739,--and to lieut.-general in 1743. He died in 1763.

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Last Will and Testament of Roger Peter HANDASYD, dated Jan 12, 1756. Proved Jan 08, 1763. PRO Catalogue Ref: Prob 11/883, Image Ref: 186.

In the name of God, Amen I Roger Peter Handasyd of Gainshall in the county of Huntingdon Lieutenant General of his Majesty's forces being in perfect Health and of a sound and disposing mind memory and understanding praised be God for the same do make this my last Will and Testament. I commend my Soul unto the Hands of Almighty God hoping and entrusting to be saved and to have all my Sins forgiven through the Merits of our Lord Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ. My body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named.

And as for all my Estate both Real and Personal which I shall die seized or possessed of or any way interested in or intitled unto and which I have a power to devise or dispose of I give devise and bequeath the same in manner following that is to say

In the first part I give and bequeath to my Wife Elizabeth Handasyd all the Rings Watches and Jewels which She usually wears as ornaments to her person and now are in her Custody or possession. I also give to her the fine Needleworked Bed which was formerly her Mother's and all her family pictures and the pair of Silver Candlesticks which are double masted[?] and were formerly her father's. My Will likewise is that upon payment of five hundred pounds by my said Wife Elizabeth Handasyd within the space of one Calendar Month after the time of my Death unto Mrs. Frances Rigg Widow late of Turnstyle Holbourn but now of the parish of Saint Mary Le Bon in the County of Middlesex She my said Wife shall have power to detain and keep for her own sole use and Benefit all the Household Goods furniture China Linen room pictures and live Stock which shall be in and about my House at Walton upon Thames in the County of Surry and in the park adjoining to my said House there at the time of my decease but not to meddle with or be intitled unto any other of my plate there except the said pair of Silver Candlesticks hereinbefore given to her. But in case she shall not within the time aforesaid pay the said sum of five hundred pounds unto the said Mrs Frances Rigg then and in such case my Will is and I hereby give to the said Mrs. Frances Rigg the said Household Goods furniture China Linen pictures plate and live stock in and about my said House at Walton and the park there except the said family pictures worked Bed and the said pair of silver Candlesticks which I have herein before given to my said Wife as aforesaid Unto the said Mrs Frances Rigg absolutely to and for her own use and Benefit. I also give and bequeath to the said Mrs. Frances Rigg for her own use all my Household Goods furniture plate China Linen Study of Books and the presses or Cases wherein the same are placed and all my Guns Pistols Swords and all other my fire and Military Arms and the Coppers Brewing Vessells Liquors and all my Horses Cows Cattle Sheep Coaches Chariots Carriages Waggons Carts and all my Implements of Husbandry and Stock of Corn and Hay which shall be in or about my House called Gayns Hall in the said County of Huntingdon and my Lands and Estates there at the time of my Death and all my Deer in the Paddock belonging to my said House and also all other my Goods Chattels Effects and Personal Estate of what Nature or kind soever which I shall die possessed of or intitled to and are not herein before given and bequeathed to my said Wife.

Also I give and devise unto Joseph Smithson of Devonshire Street near Red Lyon Square in the County of Middlesex Apothecary and Thomas Barnard of Lincolns Inn in the said County of Middlesex Gentleman their Heirs and Assigns all my Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever and in what places soever situate lying and being which I have power to dispose of Upon Trust to sell the same to the best purchaser or purchasers that can be got or obtained for the same and by and out of the Money arising by such Sale or Sales in the first place to pay and discharge all my just Debts and funeral Expences and in the next place to pay to my Sister Mrs Ann Proby in case she shall happen to survive me the Sum of five hundred pounds and my Will and Meaning is that until my said Real [Estate] be sold that the Rents and profits thereof shall be received by my said Trustees and be applied by them towards the payment and Satisfaction of my said Debts and for the trouble my said Trustees Joseph Smithson and Thomas Barnard may have in the Execution of the Trusts reposed in them by this my Will I do hereby desire they will accept of the Sum of fifty pounds a piece to buy them Mourning.

And after payment of my said Debts funeral Charges and the said Legacys to my said Sister and Trustees then I give and bequeath all the Residue and Remainder of the Money to arise by the Sale or Sales of my Real Estate unto the said Mrs Frances Rigg to and for her own use and Benefit and I do make constitute and appoint the said Mrs Frances Rigg and Thomas Barnard joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the twelfth day of January one thousand seven hundred and fifty six.

Roger Pr. Handasyd

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Testator Roger Peter Handasyd as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at the desire and in the presence of the said Testator have set our Names as Witnesses hereunto

Jno Brady
Amb Cox Bayley
James Hunt

This Will was proved at London on the eighth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty three before the Worshipfull George Harris Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Worshipfull Sir Edward Simpson Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of Frances Rigg Widow and Thomas Barnard the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased was granted they having been first sworn duly to administer Ex'td.

Elizabeth THORNYCROFT [Parents] was born on 09 Sep 1689 in Milcomb, Oxfordshire, England. She died in 1772 in Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey, England. She was buried 1 on 01 Jan 1773 in St Mary, Walton-upon-Thames. She married 2, 3 Gen. Roger Peter HANDASYD on 03 Feb 1709/1710 in St Botolph Aldgate, London, England.

Last Will and Testament of Elizabeth HANDASYD, dated Apr 24, 1772. Proved Dec 29, 1772. PRO Catalogue Ref: Prob 11/983, Image Ref: 221.

In the name of God, Amen I Elizabeth Handasyde of the Parish of Walton on Thames, in the county of Surry Widow being in Health and of Sound Memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following Imprimis

I give devise and bequeath my house and estate and Manor of Millcomb in the parish of Bloxham in the County of Oxon with all thereunto belonging to Hanshaw Thornycroft of the parish of Presbury and Township of Siddington in the County Palatine of Chester and his heirs Male as also all my estate and manor of Stockwell in the parish of Lambeth in the county of Surry and all thereunto belonging as also my House and Estates at Walton on Thames and all thereunto belonging also my two farms of Teaton in Northamptonshire and Brook End in Buckinghamshire in like manner as also three Houses in Friday Street in the occupation of the Widow Witts Thomas Hughes and John Johnson as also two houses in Queenhith in the occupation of Goodale also the Boars Head Tavern in Cannon Street in the Occupation of Raymond also one house in Little Eastcheap in the Occupation of Girford also an house and Land at Brixton Causeway in the county of Surry in the Occupation of William Heath in like manner as aforesaid to the said Hanshaw Thornycroft and his Heirs Male.

And I do also give devise and bequeath all my Personal Estate of what nature or kind whatsoever to the said Hanshaw Thornycroft whom I do appoint my sole Executor to this my last Will and Testament as Witness my Hand and Seal this twenty fourth day of April 1772.

Eliza. Handasyde

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the Testatrix in the Presence of us

William Shakespeare
John Stevensone
Charles Plummer

This Will was proved at London the twenty ninth day of December in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy two before the Worshipful Andrew Coltee Ducarel Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful George Hay Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Lawfully constituted by the oath of Henshaw otherwise Hanshaw Thornycroft the Sole Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to Administer Ex'd.


Major Thomas CONGREVE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 01 Nov 1714 in Highgate, Middlesex, England. He was christened 2 on 01 Dec 1714 in St Michael Highgate, Middlesex, England. He died 3 on 08 Apr 1777 in Fleet Prison(?), London, England. He was buried 4, 5 on 20 Apr 1777 in Family tomb, St Michael Highgate. He married 6, 7, 8 Anne 'Catherine' HANDASYD on 06 May 1740 in St Stephen Walbrook, London, England.

Administration of Thomas CONGREVE, granted in London on Sep 13, 1777. Ref: Records of the Congreve family of Congreve and Stretton: D1057/D/14, Staffordshire Record Office, Stafford.

Frederick by Divine Providence Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England, and Metropolitan, To our well-beloved in Christ:

William Daniell a Creditor of Thomas Congreve late of the Parish of Saint Bridget otherwise Bride London deceased Greeting Whereas the said Thomas Congreve

Intestate ; having whilst living, and at the Time of: his, Death, Goods, Chattels or Credits, in divers Dioceses or Jurisdictions ; by reason whereof the sole ordering and granting Administration of all and singular the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, and also the auditing, allowing and final discharging the Accompt thereof are well known to appertain only and wholly to us, and not for any inferior Judge : WE being desirous that the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, may be well and faithfully administered, applied and disposed of according to Law, DO therefore by these Presents grant full Power and Authority to you, in whole Fidelity we confide, to administer and faithfully dispose of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, and to ask, demand, recover, and receive whatever Debts and Credits which, whilst living, and at the Time of: his Death, did any way belong to: his Estate ; and to pay whatever Debts the said Deceased, at the Time of: his Death, did owe, so far as such Goods, Chattels and Credits will thereto extend and the Law requires : You, having been already sworn: - well and faithfully to administer the same, and to make a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, and to exhibit the same into the Registry of Our Prerogative Court of Canterbury, on or before the last Day of: March next ensuing ; and also to render a just and true Account thereof on or before the last Day of: September which shall be in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy: Eight And We do by these Presents ordain, depute and constitute you: Administrator of all and singular the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased.

Anna Catharina Congreve, Widow the Relict of the said deceased having first renounced the Letters of Administration of the Goods of the said deceased, and William Congreve, Anna Catharina Schneider (Wife of John Henry Schneider), Mary Congreve, Cliffordia Elizabeth Congreve, Adelaida Sarah Congreve and Charlotte Congreve Spinsters Six of the natural and lawful Children of the said deceased having also first renounced the Letters of Administration of the Goods of the said deceased and the said Anna Catharina Congreve Widow the natural and lawful Mother and Curatrix or Guardian lawfully assigned for Martha Marinna[sic] Powella Congreve Spinster a Minor the other natural and lawful Child of the said deceased having first renounced the Letters of Administration of the Goods of the said deceased, Given at London the thirteenth Day of September in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and Seventy Seven and in the ninth Year of Our Translation.

John Stevens
Henry Stevens
Geo : Gostling Jr.} Deputy Registers

By Decree.

Extracted by
R. Jenner, Proctor
Doctors Commons

Anne 'Catherine' HANDASYD [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 06 May 1718 in Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. She was christened 2 on 19 May 1718 in Nieuwe Kerk, Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. She died on 24 Jun 1779 in Ludlow, Shropshire, England. She was buried 3, 4 on 28 Jun 1779 in St Giles, Ludford, Shropshire. She married 5, 6, 7 Major Thomas CONGREVE on 06 May 1740 in St Stephen Walbrook, London, England.

Family genealogy attributed to Anne 'Catherine' CONGREVE (1718-1779). Unsigned & undated letter in her handwriting, thought to have been sent about 1778 to Erasmus DARWIN (1731-1802) father of Dr. Robert Waring DARWIN (1766-1848) and grandfather of Charles Robert DARWIN (1809-1882).

Charles Darwin Papers - Cambridge University Library. DAR227.8 : 108
Transcript from 600dpi color digital photograph of original manuscript, received Feb 23, 2010.

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Anna Catharina Congreve Born Feb ye 23 1740 at One 'oclock in the Day in Red Lyon Square in the Parish of St George the Martyr Bloomsbury Middlesex her God Father Was her Grand Father Congreve & her God Mother General Willm Handasyds Wife and Mrs Fitzherbert of Derby -

Mary Congreve Born the 6th of July 1742 liv'd but 8 Days only Privately Baptiz'd at Walton in the Parish of Baswich Staffordshire -

William Congreve Born June ye 23 1743 at 3 in the afternoon his Godfathers were William Fitzherbert Esqr and the Revd Mr Arch Deacon Congreve God Mother his Grand Mother Handasyd Christen'd At Baswich in Staffordshire

Mary Congreve Born May ye 12 1745 at 6 in the Morning her Godfathers were General Roger Handasyd and Dr Handasyd her God Mothers Mrs Niccoles of Highgate & Mrs Fitzherbert Junior of Tisington [Tissington] Christen'd at Baswich Staffordshire

Cliffordia Elizabeth Born July the 20th 1747 at 10 at Night her Godfathers were Mr Wheatley and Captn Brown God Mother Mrs Bassoon Christen'd at Baswich Staffordshire -

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Thomas Congreve Born Oct ye 10 1749 at Six in the Morning Godfathers Dr Handasyd & Lieut George Handasyd God Mother the present Mrs Handasyd he Died March ye 8 1751 Christen'd in Red Lyon Square in the Parish of St George the Martyr Bloomsbury Middlesex -

Sarah Adelaida Congreve Born March ye 1 1751 at 4 in the Morning her Godfathers were George Anson Esqr God Mother the Rt Honble Dow'ger Lady Gower & Captn Browns Wife Christen'd in the Parish of Baswich Staffordshire

And they all had the Small Pox in the Aprill following the youngest had but three Kitty but Seven and Billy About forty the two Others pretty thick'y[?]

Molly was Buried at Baswich in Staffordshire faceing the Reading Desk

Thomas in the New Bur'ing Ground belonging to St Andrews Holborn Aged 16 Months

Charlotte Congreve Born Decber ye 13 1754 at Six at Night at Walton in the Parish of Baswich Staffordshire her Godfather the Revd Mr Richard Congreve God Mother Mrs Congreve of Aldermaston Mrs Handasyd Captn Thos Handasyds Wife -

Martha Mariana Powella Congreve Born Decber ye 19th 1758 at Highgate in the Parish of Hornsey Middlesex her Godfather John Powell Esqr Mrs Horsley & Mrs Downman Godmothers -

She and Charlotte had the Small Pox in the latter End of October 67 at Ludlow in Shropshire all in the Natural Way and very Favourable I thank God

Thomas Congreve Father to all the above children Born in the House in the Green Highgate in the 1 of Novber 1714 Died Aprill ye 8 1777 -

Anna Cath Congreve Mother of the before mentioned children Born May ye 6 1716 at Delft in Holland Christen'd at the New Church - [Note: her birthdate was probably 1718 May 06, since christening was 1718 May 19 -gg]

They had the following children:

  F i Anna 'Catharina' CONGREVE
  F ii Mary* CONGREVE was born 1 on 06 Jul 1742 in Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford, England. She was christened 2, 3 on 11 Jul 1742 in St James, Baswich, Stafford, England. She died on 14 Jul 1742 in Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford, England. She was buried 4, 5, 6 on 15 Jul 1742 in St James, Baswich, Stafford.

Died as infant - age: 8 days.
  M iii Major-Gen. Sir William CONGREVE
  F iv Mary CONGREVE was born 1 on 12 May 1745 in Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford, England. She was christened 2, 3 on 19 May 1745 in St James, Baswich, Stafford, England. She died on 02 Feb 1823 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. She was buried 4, 5, 6 on 07 Feb 1823 in Holy Trinity, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Last Will and Testament of Mary CONGREVE, dated Jul 09, 1822. Proved Jul 08, 1823. PRO Catalogue Ref: Prob 11/1672, Image Ref: 439.

The last Will and Testament of Mary Congreve Spinster of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop. I Mary Congreve do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say.

I give and devise unto my dear nephew S'r William Congreve Bart. now residing in Cecil Street in the Strand London and to Rob't Snow Esq. Banker Temple Bar all my monies deposited in the different funds with the Bank of England viz four thousand three hundred fifty pounds seventeen shillings and two pence with three P'r C'ts Consolidated Annuities likewise one hundred and twenty two pounds fourteen shillings and five pence Bank Stock likewise two hundred and twenty four pounds ten shillings and nine pence in the three P'r. C'ts reduced ann's likewise thirteen pounds pr ann Long Annuities likewise five hundred pounds navy five P C'ts upon trust for the following purposes.

Item. I give and bequeath to my sister Adelaide Sarah Congreve for the term of her natural life the interest of one thousand pounds in the three P C'ts Consolo. an'y to be placed to her Draft half yearly as the div'ds become due the aforesaid thousand pounds to remain in the funds for the purpose of paying the interest regularly to my above named sister Adelaide Sarah Congreve by Mess'rs Snow & Co. Bankers who now receive & pay our dividends. After the decease of the above named sister Adelaide Sarah Congreve I give and bequeath the above named sum of One thousand pounds in the three P C't Consol. Annuities to my niece Mrs Charlotte MacLean.

Item. I give and bequeath to my niece Mrs Maria Augusta Wistinghausen the sum of one hundred and twenty two pounds fourteen shillings and two pence Bank Stock.

Item. I give and bequeath to my niece Mrs Charlotte MacLean the sum of two hundred pounds navy five P C'ts.

Item. I give and bequeath to my dr. nephew Sir Wm Congreve natural son [of] William Congreve the sum of one hundred pounds in the navy five P C'ts.

Item. I give and bequeath to Dr. Rob't Waring Darwin the sum of ten guineas for a ring as a trifling remembrance of many kindnesses he has shown myself and sisters.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my dear nephew Sir Wm Congreve all my pictures except that of my brother which I bequeath to Mrs Charlotte MacLean. I likewise leave to my aforesaid dr. nephew all my silver Spoons and Soup Ladle except four table spoons marked MC which I leave to my sister Adelaide Sarah Congreve. I give and bequeath all my house linen blankets that are good for any thing and Counterpanes to my niece Mrs Charlotte MacLean they are of little value they may be of use to her having so large a family. I leave my large India Screen and large Cabinet to my nephew S'r Wm Congreve my small Cabinets and other ornaments in my drawing room I leave to my dear niece Mrs Charlotte MacLean with all my Ad China of every description either ornamental or other with Delph Jars &c. The Painted Table in my drawing room done by Miss Bather I desire may be returned to her as it would be totally spoild in car'g and I ever valued it much.

Being entitled by the last Will and Testament of Mrs Ann Jermy [Janny] to the residue of her property after all her lawful debts and legacies were paid and having reason to believe that all lawful demands upon her property are paid and that the property now containing consists of one entire share with the Grand Trunk Canal and my nephew S'r William Congreve has now in his hands four hundred and thirty seven pounds some shillings having disposed of the Paving bond and there being three hundred and thirty seven pounds some odd shillings overplus when he sent me the last amount. I give and bequeath two hundred pounds of that money to Mrs Birchall sister of the late Cap'n Layter[?] of the Artillery and second cousin to Mrs Jermy [Janny]. When I was in Town my nephew informed me there was still something due to the Stamp Office on account of Mrs J's affairs which I was very sorry to hear. I much wanted it to be paid long ago and which I now beg may be immediately discharged.

I give and bequeath to Rob't Snow Esq'r the sum of fifty pounds for his trouble.

There is still remaining to me one whole share in the Grand Trunk Canal the income of which I leave to my dear nephew S'r Wm Congreve for the term of his natural life and at his death to natural son William Congreve with a strict injunction that he never parts with it as it may in time become something tolerable to depend upon as it is an improving concern. The three thousand three hundred and fifteen pounds seventeen shillings now in the three P C'ts Consol. Stock likewise two hundred and twenty four pounds ten shillings and nine pence in the three P C't reduced ann's likewise thirteen pounds P ann's long annuities may all remain in the different funds as they now stand and as Mr Snow has been for so many years the receiver of our dividends that he will pay the interest of the above sums to the order of my dear nephew S'r Wm Congreve. It is so little that I much fear it will not pay for a pair of horses for a close Carriage which I much wish him to keep for his own safety but I hope he will make use of it as far as it will go for that purpose. After the death of my dear nephew Sir Wm Congreve the above mentioned sums in the funds to be divided between the unmarried daughters of my niece Mrs Charlotte MacLean.

It is some part of what my fathers aunt left us which if she had not we would have been in a much worse way. False friends and designing Enemies have wronged me of much yet I have endeavoured as far as I have been able by the strictest economy to supply the place being certain that I had no right to spend it whilst there was likely to be some of the family scantily provided for. I hope those that marry will not want such a trifling addition as a P't of that income would be.

I would have all my furniture sold except such as I have before mentioned (or may hereafter mention) towards paying my debts and funeral expences. Debts I hope to leave none but such as are unavoidable viz house rent and servants wages &c as there is two hundred pounds not disposed of in the navy five P C'ts and two hundred and thirty seven pounds in my nephews hands with the sale of my furniture will I hope be sufficient to defray all expences it is my particular wish that everything concerning this my Will may be called in three months after my death as I well know the longer these things are in hand the greater the expence.

I give and bequeath my books to be divided between my niece Mrs Charlotte MacLean's daughters if their father thinks them worth the car'g to Town.

The five hundred pounds I have mentioned in the navy five P C'ts is now I believe called the New four P C'ts but I hope that will make no difference as to my disposal of the money. If after my debts legacies and funeral expences are paid there should be any surplus I leave it to my dear nephew S'r William Congreve appointing him Executor to this my last Will and Testament tho God knows all that I have to dispose of is very little yet I hope those I have bequeathed to will accept with good will. I know the interest of what I have left my dear nephew S'r Wm Congreve for his life can be of very little use to him yet I hope he will make use of it to pay for a pair of horses to a close Carriage for his comfort and happiness and as I have so little to give I wish that little to be of use to him.

This is my last Will and Testament written with my own hand and sealed with my own seal this ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.

Mary Congreve S.S.

Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of

Edith Bage
Jane Vaughan

Proved at London 8th July 1823 before the Judge by the Oath of Sir William Congreve Baronet the nephew the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted being first sworn duly to Adm'r. /Ex'd.

On the 18th April 1837 Administration with the Will Annexed of the Goods Chattels and Credits of Mary Congreve late of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop Spinster deceased left unadm'd by Sir William Congreve Baronet deceased whilst living the Nephew of the said Deceased and the sole Exor and Residuary Legatee named in the said Will was granted to John Dyneley Esq'r the Admon (with the Will annexed) of the Goods of the said Sir William Congreve deceased having been first sworn duly to administer. The said Sir William Congreve made his Will and therein named his Wife Dame Isabella Congreve sole Executrix who renounced the Probate and Execution thereof (as by Acts of Court appears.)
  F v Cliffordia Elizabeth CONGREVE
  M vi Thomas* CONGREVE was born 1 on 10 Oct 1749. He was christened 2 on 05 Nov 1749 in St George the Martyr Queen Square, Middlesex, England. He died on 08 Mar 1750/1751. He was buried in St Andrew Holborn (New Burying Ground).

Died as child - age: 1 year, 4 months, 26 days.
  F vii Sarah 'Adelaide' CONGREVE was born 1 on 01 Mar 1750/1751 in Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford, England. She was christened 2, 3, 4 on 10 Mar 1750/1751 in St James, Baswich, Stafford, England. She died on 01 Jul 1836 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. She was buried 5, 6, 7 on 09 Jul 1836 in St Giles, Ludford, Shropshire.

Last Will and Testament of Sarah 'Adelaide' CONGREVE, dated Sep 25, 1835, with Codicils dated Jan 09, Feb 23, and Feb 25, 1836. Proved Sep 29, 1836. PRO Catalogue Ref: Prob 11/1866, Image Ref: 355.

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Adelaide Sarah Congreve of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop Spinster. First I direct all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expences to be fully paid and satisfied and I direct that I may be interred by my late dear mother at Ludford near Ludlow in this County.

I give and bequeath the sum of Ten Guineas to Frances Harper of Shrewsbury Widow of […] Harper Esq'r late of Stoke Castle to and for her own use and benefit. I also give and bequeath to Mary wife of Charles Rooke of Shrewsbury aforesaid Coachman all my wearing apparel rings broaches necklaces and watch chains & seals to and for her own absolute use and benefit. I give and bequeath to Frederick William Congreve oldest son of the late Sir William Congreve of London the sum of ten Guineas to and for his own absolute use and benefit. I also give and bequeath to my God daughter Catherine Adelaide Mathias the sum of ten Guineas and to my Nephew John Schneider the sum of ten Guineas and to Lady Maclean wife of General Sir Joseph Maclean of Woolwich the sum of ten Guineas to and for their own use and benefit respectively. I also give and bequeath to the before named Mary wife of Charles Rooke in addition to my former bequest the further sum of two hundred pounds she having been a faithful servant to me for many years to & for her own absolute use and benefit. I also give and bequeath to my friend Sophia Martha Everett of Shrewsbury Spinster the sum [of] thirty pounds to and for her own absolute use and benefit.

I revoke all former wills by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last and only will and testament.

I give and bequeath to John Loxdale of Shrewsbury the sum of five Guineas to purchase a ring in remembrance of me. I nominate and appoint my nephew the before named John Schneider of London Merchant Executor of this my last will and testament.

I give and bequeath all the residue of my property whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore disposed of to my said nephew John Schneider and my niece Anne Catherine Nicholay Widow now living with her daughter at Brompton near London equally to be divided between the said John Schneider and Anne Catherine Nicholay share and share alike to and for their own absolute use and benefit respectively dated this 25 day of Sep'r 1835.

A. S. Congreve

I direct that all the legacies mentioned in my Will shall be paid to the respective legatees free from duty by my executor as soon as conveniently may be after my decease also I give and bequeath to my God son Frederick William Congreve oldest son of the late Sir William Congreve the Crest of the late Sir William Congreve now in my possession and in all other respects I confirm my Will as hereinbefore set forth dated this 9th day of Jan 1836.

A. S. C.

I do hereby revoke the disposition of one moiety of the residue of my property given by my Will as hereinbefore mentioned to Anne Catherine Nicholay and do give and bequeath the interest and dividends upon such moiety to Lady Maclean wife of Gen'l Sir Joseph Maclean during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease I give and bequeath such moiety of the residue of my property to & amongst the children of the said Lady Maclean who shall be home at her decease to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike and if there be only one child of the said Lady Maclean living at her decease I give and bequeath such moiety of the residue of my estate to such one child. I give and bequeath to Theodore[?] Henry Schneider nephew of the said John Schneider the sum of one hundred pounds dated this 23 day of Feb'y 1836 in all other respects I confirm my Will & Codicil as hereinbefore set forth.

A. S. Congreve

I Adelaide Sarah Congreve of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop do make the following addition to my will & codicils on the foregoing sheet of paper that is to say.

I give and bequeath to Frederick William Congreve oldest son of the late Sir William Congreve the sum of one hundred pounds in addition to the bequest of ten Guineas given to him in my Will. I also give and bequeath to my God daughter Adelaide Sarah Mathias the sum of one hundred pounds in addition to the bequest of ten Guineas given to her in my Will by the name of Catherine Adelaide Mathias her name being Adelaide Sarah Congreve and not Catherine Adelaide Congreve.

I do hereby revoke all the bequests made in my Will and Codicils on the foregoing sheet of paper as to the residue of my property and I give and bequeath one third part of the clear residue of my property to my nephew John Schneider one other third part of such reside to my niece Anne Catherine Nicholay and as to the remaining third part of such residue I give and bequeath the interest and dividends to arise therefrom to Lady Maclean wife of General Sir Joseph Maclean during the term of her natural life and after her decease I give and bequeath such remaining third part of the residue of my property to & amongst the children of the said Lady Maclean who shall be living at her decease to be equally divided amongst them share and share alike and if there be only one child of the said Lady Maclean living at her decease I give and bequeath such remaining third part of the residue of my property to such one child. By Lady Maclean wife of General Sir Joseph Maclean I mean Charlotte Maclean the present wife of General Sir Joseph Maclean dated the 25 day of Feb'y 1836.

A. S. Congreve

In the Goods of Adelaide other'w Adelaida Sarah Congreve Spinster Deceased
Appeared Personally John Loxdale of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop Attorney at Law Anne Loxdale of the same place wife of the said John Loxdale Sophia Martha Everett of the same place Spinster and Mary Rooke wife of Charles Rooke of the same place Coachman and having carefully viewed and perused the paper writings hereunto annexed marked A and B purporting to be and contain the last will and testament with three codicils thereto of Adelaide otherwise Adelaida Sarah Congreve late of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop aforesaid Spinster dec'ed the said will beginning thus "This is the last will and testament of me Adelaide Sarah Congreve" ending thus "for their own absolute use and benefit respectively dated this 25 day of Sep'r 1835" and thus subscribed "A. S. Congreve" the first Codicil thereto beginning thus "I direct that all the legacies" ending thus "I confirm my will as hereinbefore set forth dated this 9th day of Jan'y 1836" and being subscribed with the Initials of the same dec'ed "A. S. C." the second Codicil thereto beginning thus "I do hereby revoke the disposition of one moiety" ending thus "dated the 23rd day of Feb'y 1836 in all other respects I confirm my will & codicil as hereinbefore set forth" and having the subscription thereto "A. S. Congreve" written on a piece of paper all used at the last of the second codicil by a wafer the said will and two codicils being written on the paper writing markes & the third codicil beginning thus "I Adelaide Sarah Congreve of Shrewsbury" ending thus "dated the 25 day of Feb'y 1836" and thus subscribed "A. S. Congreve" and being written on the paper marked A & B jointly and severally made oath and first the said John Loxdale for himself maketh oath and saith that he is the drawer and writer of the said will of the said dec'ed that he was present on the twenty fifth day of September last past when the said deceased duly executed the same in the presence of this deponent and also of Anne Loxdale this deponent's wife and he further saith that shortly after making the said will to wit on the ninth day of January one thousand eight hundred and thirty six he was sent for by the said dec'ed and by her directions added[?] the aforesaid first Codicil thereto and the same having been read over to her the said testatrix approved thereof and subscribed the same by writing her initials thereon in the manner the same now appears in the presence of this deponent and of the said Sophia Martha Everett she the said dec'ed not being at that time able to write her name and this deponent further saith that on the twenty third day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty six he was again sent for by the said dec'ed and by her directions wrote the aforesaid second Codicil and the same having been read over to her she the said dec'ed approved thereof and reached from a closet a small piece of paper with her name written thereon for the purpose of attaching the same to the said codicil as her signature thereto but he this deponent expressing a desire to the said testatrix that she would endeavour to sign her name to the said Codicil instead of affixing the said signature thereto she the said testatrix took a pen and endeavoured to sign her name to such Codicil but from her advanced age and having been afflicted with a paralytic stroke she was unable to do so and he this deponent at her request put a wafer on the said piece of paper and the said dec'ed then in the presence of this deponent and of the said Mary Rooke affixed the same to the said Codicil in manner the same now appears and declared the same to be a Codicil to her said Will and this deponent further saith that on the 25th day of February one thousand one hundred and thirty he was again sent for by the said dec'ed and by her direction made the aforesaid third Codicil to the said Will that such Codicil was then read over to the said testatrix who approved thereof and executed the same in the presence of this deponent and of the said Mary Rooke that she the said dec'ed then desired this deponent to take charge of the said Will and Codicils which he accordingly did and the same remained locked up in the deponent's possession until after the death of the said dec'ed that this deponent on the several occasions of his so being present when the said dec'ed executed her said Will and Codicils as aforesaid entirely[?] through inadvertency omitted to have the same duly witnessed and having now carefully viewed and perused the same and particularly the obliteration of the words "the contents of" in the fifteenth line and the interlineation of the words "and watch chain & seals" between the said fifteenth and sixteenth lines from the top of the first side of the said Will the obliteration of the name "Snyder" in the fourth line and the name "Schneider" written thereover the obliteration of the words "I nominate" in the eighteenth line and the obliteration of the whole of the nineteenth twentieth twenty first and twenty second lines from the top of the second side the interlineation of the words "last and" between the second and third lines the obliteration of the words "the said" in the fourth line the interlineation of the words "of Shrewsbury" between the fourth and fifth lines from the top of the third and last side of the said Will he saith that the said obliterations and interlineations were so made therein previous to the execution thereof by the said dec'ed and that the said Will is in all respects in the same plight and condition as when executed as aforesaid and the said Anne Loxdale for herself maketh oath and saith that she was present at the house of the said dec'ed in Shrewsbury on the twenty fifth day of September one thousand eight hundred and thirty five and that the said dec'ed then and there in this deponent's presence and in the presence of her said husband duly executed her aforesaid Will as the same now appears and the said Sophia Martha Everett and Mary Rooke for themselves made oath and say that they knew and were well acquainted with the said dec'ed for many years before and down to the time of her death which happened on the ninth day of July one thousand eight hundred and thirty six and the said Sophia Martha Everett for herself further saith that she saw the said dec'ed execute the first Codicil to her said Will on the day of the date thereof in the presence also of the said John Loxdale and that on or about the twenty third day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty six (being the date of the aforesaid second Codicil to the said Will she this deponent frequently observed the said dec'ed trying to write her name on pieces of paper and that from often having seen the said dec'ed write [and write] and subscribe her name she is thereby become well acquainted with her manner and character of handwriting and subscription) that she verily and in her conscience believes the name "A. S. Congreve" written on the piece of paper affixed to the said second Codicil and the name appearing subscribed to the said third Codicil to be of the proper handwriting and subscription of the said dec'ed and the Mary Rooke for herself maketh [oath] and saith that she saw the said dec'ed execute the aforesaid second Codicil to her said Will on the day of the date thereof in the presence also of the said John Loxdale and that the said dec'ed then in their presence affixed thereto the piece of paper with her name written thereon as before deposed to by the said John Loxdale and as the same now appears and she further saith that she was also present at the house of the said dec'ed on the twenty fifth day of February one thousand eight hundred and thirty six and together with the said John Loxdale saw the said dec'ed duly execute the aforesaid third Codicil to her said Will in manner as the same now appears.

John Loxdale
Anne Loxdale
Sophia Martha Everett
Mary Rooke

On the 20th day of Sep'r 1836 the said John Loxdale Anne Loxdale Sophia Martha Everett and Mary Rooke wife of Charles Rooke were duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit by virtue of the annexed Commission before me.

John Yardley - Officiating Minister of the Parish of St Chad Shrewsbury, Corum

Proved at London with three Codicils 29th Sept'r 1836 before the Worshipful John Danbeny Dr of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of John Henry Powell Schneider (in the will written John Schneider) the nephew the sole exor to whom admon was granted having been first sworn duly to adm'r. John Loxdale a legatee named in the said will having first released his legacy in order to become a competent witness. /Ex'd.
  F viii Charlotte CONGREVE was born 1 on 13 Dec 1754 in Walton-on-the-Hill, Stafford, England. She was christened 2, 3, 4 on 15 Dec 1754 in St James, Baswich, Stafford, England. She died on 13 Mar 1795 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. She was buried 5, 6 on 16 Mar 1795 in St Giles, Ludford, Shropshire.
  F ix Martha Mariana Powella CONGREVE was born 1 on 19 Dec 1758 in Highgate, Hornsey, Middlesex, England. She was christened 2 on 17 Jan 1759 in St Michael, Highgate, Middlesex, England. She died on 03 Jun 1808 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. She was buried 3, 4 on 07 Jun 1808 in St Giles, Ludford, Shropshire.

Last Will and Testament of Martha Mariana Powella CONGREVE, dated Mar 25, 1801. Proved Jun 21, 1808. PRO Catalogue Ref: Prob 11/1480, Image Ref: 301.

The Last Will & Testament of Martha Mariana Powella Congreve Sp'r of Salop

In the Name of God Amen I Martha Mariana Powella Congreve Spinster of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop make this my last Will & Testament. I request my dear Sister Mary Congreve to be the Executrix to this my last Will and Testament and I give and bequeath to this my Executrix all I may die possessed of save and except the requisite sum for paying the following legacies.

To my sister Cliffordia Elizabeth Schneider I give and bequeath two hundred and five pounds Bank Stock and in case of her Refusal to accept it I should choose her to have five Guineas for a Ring and the aforesaid Bank Stock I would have transferred to my Niece Mrs Maria Augusta Wilsinghausen. I likewise give & bequeath to my Nephew William Congreve two hundred pounds. To my Nephew Thomas Ralph Congreve one hundred pounds. And twenty pounds to my Sister Adelaida Sarah Congreve out of respect to my dear Mother's Memory. To our friend Miss Walcot Ten Guineas my best striped muslin Gown and the Cloak that my Sister Bessy gave me and the Ring of my Sister Bessy's […?]. Mrs Bage I would wish to have five Guineas for a Ring and to Miss Marian Darwin I give and bequeath my share in the Ellesmere Canal and my best Edition of Shakespeare's plays and any other of my Books that my Sister Mary may think worth giving her the Remainder of my Books I would wish Miss Walcot to have. I beg my dear Sister Mary will dispose of my clothes as she pleases except what I mentioned for Miss Walcot. And all my Trinkets I beg my Sister Mary's acceptance of except the Ring mentioned for Miss Walcot.

It is my wish to be buried by the side of my dear Sister Charlotte my funeral to be the same and if possible to have the same persons attend me.

I once more repeat that all I die possessed of whether Monies or other property of any Description whatsoever shall become the immediate property of my dear Sister Mary Congreve after paying the above mentioned Legacies and funeral expenses. Signed by me this Twenty fifth Day of March One thousand Eight hundred and one.

Martha Mariana Powella Congreve

This is my last Will and Testament written with my own hand and sealed with my own Seal the twenty fifth Day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and one

Martha Mariana Powella Congreve S.S.

Signed Sealed Published and declared in presence of

Chas. Bage
Margt. Bage

This Will was proved at London on the Twenty first Day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Eight before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Ct. of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Mary Congreve Spinster the Sister of the deceased and the sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Admon was granted of all and Singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to Administer. /Ex'd.

Roger HANDASYD [Parents] was christened 1 on 25 Jan 1723/1724 in Hail Weston, Huntingdonshire, England. He died before 1772. He married 2, 3 Ann Elizabeth BARLOW on 07 Mar 1743/1744 in St Michael, Highgate, Middlesex, England.

From "British Officers Serving in America, 1754-1774. in The New England historical and genealogical register (1874) vol 48":

http://www.archive.org/stream/newenglandhisto69unkngoog#page/n463/mode/1up

Name.: Handasyd, Rog. Tho.
Rank.: Ensign
Regiment.: 16
Date of Commission.: 13 February, 1762.

Ann Elizabeth BARLOW died after 1772. She married 1, 2 Roger HANDASYD on 07 Mar 1743/1744 in St Michael, Highgate, Middlesex, England.


Gerrard HANDASYD [Parents] was born about 1640. He was buried 1 on 08 Nov 1735 in St Michael, Alwinton, Northumberland. He married Isabel about 1674 in Elsdon, Northumberland, England.

Last Will and Testament of Gerrard HANDASYD, dated Apr 14, 1733. Proved Jun 26, 1736. Durham diocesan probate court (Durham University Library DPRI/1/1736/H2/1).

1736
Test'm Jerrard Handasyd
late of Harehaugh
in the parish of
Holystone & County
of North'land Gen'l
Regn

Jarrard Handasyd's
last Will & Testament

In the Name of God Amen I Jarrard Handasyd of Harehaugh in the parish of Holystone & County of Northumberland Gent being of sound & perfect memory praised be almighty God for the same Do make Testifie & Declare this my last Will and Testament in manner & form following. Imprimis I Commend my Soul unto the mercies of Allmighty God hoping through the merits of his Dearly beloved Son & mine only Saviour for the Freed pardon of my Sins. And my body to a Christian burial at the discretion of my Executors hereafter named and as for my worldly goods which God of his goodness has been pleased to Endow me with I Leave & bequeath as follows

Item. I Leave and bequeath to my Grand Son Thomas Handasyd Ensign in Briggadear Gen'l Wm Barrol's Reg'mt of Foot now at the Island of Minorca and his Heirs male Lawfully begotten all my Lands Tenements & Freeholds Lying & being in Harehaugh afor'sd and failing him and his Heirs male I Leave the Same to my Son Jesper Handasyd and his Heirs male Lawfully begotten and failing him and his Heirs male my Will is that the Same Shall Come to my Brother Roger Handasyd and his Heirs male Lawfully begotten and failing him and his Heirs male my Will is that the Same Shall Come to my nephew Collon'll Roger Handasyd and his Heirs male Lawfully begotten and failing him & his Heirs my Will is that the Same Shall come to my nephew Lieu't Collonell William Handasyd and his Heirs male Lawfully begotten and failing him and his Heirs Male my Will is that the Same shall Come to my nephew Clifford Handasyd and his Heirs Male Lawfully begotten and failing him and his Heirs male my Will is that the Same Shall come the Heirs next a Kin in the name of Handasyd. And further my Will is that if my Lands Tenements & Freeholds Shall fall by Descent as afor'sd to my Brother Roger Handasyd or any other of the persons mentioned after him That the Sum of forty pounds a piece Shall be paid to my four Daughters Elean'r, Margaret, Isabel & Elizabeth or their Heirs out of my Lands Tenements & Freeholds afor'sd within Six Months after Such Descent. And for Default of payment of any of the Said Sums to my s'd Daughters or their Heirs as afor'sd that it shall & may be Lawfull to & for my s'd Daughters their Heirs or assigns to enter upon the premises afor'sd and the Same Detain & keep Untill the s'd Sum or Sums be fully Satisfied & paid.

Item. I Leave to my Brother Roger Handasyd one Guinea to be p'd by my Exec'rs when he shall Demand the Same.

Item. I Leave to my four Daughters Elean'r Clark, Marg't Charters, Isabel Richardson & Elizabeth Gledstones a Guinea apiece.

Item. I Leave to my Grand Daughter Barbara Clark one Guinea to be paid within Twelve months after my Decease.

Item. I Leave to my Grand Son Handasyd Charter five pounds to be paid within Twelve months after my Decease.

Item. I Leave to my Daughter Isabel Richardson's Children a Guinea apiece to be paid within Twelve months after my Decease.

Item. I Leave to my Grand Son John Gledstones Three Guineas and to my Grand Daughter Margaret Gledstones five Guineas to be paid within Twelve months after my Decease.

Item. I Leave to my Grand Daughters Elean'r Detchen, Isabel Charter, Mary Charter, Margaret Charter and my Grand Son George Charter each of them a Guinea apiece to be paid within Twelve months after my Decease.

Item. I Leave to my Grand Daughter Ann Handasyd one Guinea to be paid within Twelve months after my Decease

Item. I Leave Three Guineas to be applied by my Exec'rs towards the buying Communion Plate for the Holystone Altar Table.

And as for the rest of my goods & Chattells Bills Bonds ready moneys and all other my personal Estate my Debts Legacys & funeral Expences first Discharged I leave to my Grand Son William Charter and Son in Law John Gledstones whom I make Sole & Joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills by me heretofore made. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand & Seal this fourteenth Day of April In the year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred & Thirty Three

Jarrard Handasyd S.S.

Signed Sealed Published and Declared
In the P'sence of

Major Humble
Christopher Humble
Christo. Little


June the 26th 1736

Christo. Little a Wittness was sworn to the due Execution hereof and William Charter and John Glaidstones sole Exe'rs well and faithfully to Execute and perform the same.

Before me

W. Forster Sur.

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From: Hodgson, J. Crawford (1908). Holystone; Archaeologia Aeliana, Series 3, Volume 4, p. 143:

Re. "I leave three guineas to be applied by my executors towards the buying of a Communion plate for the Holystone altar table."

This legacy was expended in the purchase of a chalice still existing, which has the following inscription : 'The gift of Gerard Handaside to the Church of Holystone Anno dni 1735.' Cf. Proc. Soc. Antiq. Newcastle, 2 ser., vol. IV, p. 296.

Isabel was born about 1644. She was buried 1 on 07 Mar 1722 in St Michael, Alwinton, Northumberland. She married Gerrard HANDASYD about 1674 in Elsdon, Northumberland, England.

They had the following children:

  F i Eleanor HANDASYD
  M ii Roger HANDASYD
  F iii Margaret HANDASYD
  F iv Isabel HANDASYD
  F v Elizabeth HANDASYD
  M vi Jasper HANDASYD was christened 1 on 27 Jun 1686 in Elsdon, Northumberland, England. He died about 1746 in Jamaica, British West Indies.

See:
Index to Early Wills of Jamaica, 1655-1816, E-L:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jamwgw/el.htm#H

Handayside Jasper RGO/SpTw Liber 26 1746-1747

Roger HANDASYD [Parents] was born in 1677. He was christened 1 in 1677 in Elsdon, Northumberland, England. He was buried 2 on 04 Jul 1720 in St Michael, Alwinton, Northumberland. He married Isabel about 1702 in Elsdon, Northumberland, England.

Last Will and Testament of Roger HANDASYD, dated Jul 01, 1720. Proved Apr 24, 1722. Durham diocesan probate court (Durham University Library DPRI/1/1722/H5/1-2).

H5 1722
Testamenti
Rogeri Handydide
nup de Hare Haugh
Par de Hallystone
Cou'y de North'ud
Desti
Q

Roger Handyside his
last Will & Testament
1720

In the Name of God Amen The first day of July 1720 I Roger Handyside of Hare-haugh in the parish of Hally-stone and County of Northumberland being Sick & weak of body but of perfect & good memory, thanks be to God, do make and ordain this my last Will & Testament; That is to say,

Principally & first of all, I recomend my Soul into ye hands of God that gave it; and my body I recomend to ye earth to be decently & Christianly buried at ye discretion of my Executor. And as to my estate & worldly goods, wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me in this life, I give, demise & dispose of the same in ye following manner & form

First, I give and Bequeath to Isabel, Eleanor, & Ann Handyside my three lawful daughters, all my household goods, my stock, crop, chattels & other goods whatsoever, together with all my ready money, and what debts are owing me at ye hour of my death, either by bond, Bill, notte, or any other way wheresoever, to be amongst them equally divided, and if any of my s'd daughters shall dy before they come to p'fect age of one & twenty years, or be unmarried, then & in ye case, that part & portion w'ch is their due shall fall unto to ye sister or sisters surviving equally to be divided; And if it shall so please God, ye the three sisters my s'd daughters shall die, my said effects to them then belonging shall fall in to my only lawful son Thomas Handyside my sole Executor always provided that funeral charges & just debts be first discharged.

Item, I leave & bequeath to my Father Gerhard Handyside & my brother in Law John Gladstone, the whole care and charge of my four dear children, & that they see that my last Will & Testm't duly executed according to the true intent & meaning thereof, paying off my just debts & funeral charges; And I do hereby utterly revoke & disannul, all & every other Will & Testm't, legacies, or bequests, ratifying and confirming this to be my last Will & Testm't. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal, day & year above written

Rog: Handyside S.S.

Sign'd, Seal'd, published & declar'd by ye s'd Roger Handyside in presence of us the subscribers

George Charter jun'r
Ralph his + mark Anderson
Wm Hall

Know all men by these p'sents, That whereas I Roger Handisyde within named, have made & declared my last Will & Testament in writing bearing date with these p'sents. I ye Roger Handyside do hereby ratify & confirm my s'd last Will & Testament; and do leave and bequeath to my only lawful Son Thomas Handyside all ye my Estate of Freehold, lying and being in Davy Sheel, comonly called & known by ye name of Davy-Sheel Hill; and also my estate comonly call'd & known by ye name of ye Loaning Burn, both estates lying & being in ye parish of Elsdon, & County of Northumberland, together with all rights, priviledges & appurtenances to ye same belonging, to be by him enjoy'd & if my s'd Son shall dy minor, or without heirs lawfully begotten then my s'd estate shall with its appurtenances, descend to my said three daughters to be by them equally possessed & divided. And my meaning is that this be adjudged to be part & parcel of my s'd last Will & Testament, & that all things herein mentioned be faithfully & truly p'formed in every respect, as if ye same were so declared and set down in my s'd last Will & Testm't. Witness my hand day & year above written.

Rog: Handyside S.S.

Sign'd, Seal'd, published & declar'd by ye Roger Handisyde, as part & parcel of his last Will & Testam't in presence of us

George Charter jun'r
Ralph his + mark Anderson
Wm Hall

Isabel was born about 1683. She married Roger HANDASYD about 1702 in Elsdon, Northumberland, England.

They had the following children:

  M i Thomas HANDASYD was born about 1703. He died about 11 Oct 1749 in Minorca, Spain.

Administration Bond in the estate of Thomas HANDASYD, dated Oct 11, 1749. Durham diocesan probate court (Durham University Library DPRI/3/1749/A74).

KNOW all Men by these Presents, that we: Cuthbert Armorer of the parish of Elsdon in the County of Northumberland Yeoman, Anthony Potts and Edward Potts of the parish and County aforesaid Yeomen are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God EDWARD, by Divine Providence Lord Bishop of Durham, and to the Right Worshipful Richard Chandler, Master of Arts, Vicar General, Official Principal, lawfully appointed, in the Penal Sum of: One Hundred Pounds, of Good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be paid to the said Reverend Father in God, his said Official, or to their certain Attorney, their Executors, Administrators or Assigns : To which Payment, well and truly to be made, we oblige ourselves, and each of us by him:self, jointly and severally, for the Whole, our and every of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators, firmly to these Presents, sealed with our Seals, dated the: eleventh Day of: October in the: Twenty third Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord: George the 2nd by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, and so forth, and in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and forty: nine

THE Condition of this Obligation is such, that if: the above bounden Cuthbert Armorer Administrat:or of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits of: Thomas Handyside Esquire late of the parish of Elsdon but dyed at Minorca do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased, which have or shall come to the Hands, Possession or Knowledge of: him the said: Cuthbert Armorer or into the Hands and Possession of any Person or Persons for: him ; and the same so made, do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Register of the Bishop's Consistory Court at Durham, at or before the the: last day of: March next ensuing ; and the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, and all other the Goods, Chattels and Credits of the said Deceased at the Time of: his Death, which at any Time after shall come to the hands or Possession of the said: Cuthbert Armorer or into the hands and Possession of any other Person or Persons for: him do well and truly administer according to Law. And further do make or Cause to be made a true and just account of: his said Administration at or before the: last day of: October in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and: fifty : And all the Rest and Residue of the said Goods, Chattels and Credits, which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrat:ors Account, the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court, shall deliver and pay unto such Person or Persons respectively, as the said Judge or Judges by his or their Decree or Sentence, Pursuant to the true Intent and Meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the Two and twentieth and Three and twentieth Years of the Reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second, intitled, An Act for the better settling of Intestates Estates, shall limit and appoint. And if it shall hereafter appear, that any Last Will and Testament was made by the said Deceased, and the Executor or Executors therein Named do exhibit the same into the said Court, making Request to have it allowed and approved ; accordingly, if the said: Cuthbert Armorer above bounden, being thereunto required, do render and deliver the said Letters of administration (approbation of such Testament being first had and made) in the said Court, then this Obligation to be void ; or else to remain in full Force and Virtue.

Cuthbert Armorer
Anthony the mark of + Potts
Edward the mark of + Potts

Signed, sealed and delivered (being first
Duly stamped) in the Presence of

Salkeld Hutchinson Notary Publick

The Day & Year above written the
above bounden Cuthbert Armorer was
sworn well & truly to Administer

Before me

Wm Caxon Surrogate


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  F ii Isabel HANDASYD
  F iii Eleanor HANDASYD
  F iv Ann HANDASYD
  F v Elizabeth* HANDASYD was christened 1 on 14 Apr 1709 in Elsdon, Northumberland, England.

Lieut.-Col. Thomas HANDASYD [Parents] was born about 1692 in Ireland. He died on 04 Oct 1729. He was buried 1, 2 on 11 Oct 1729 in St Andrew, Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire. He married 3, 4, 5 Penelope HOWE on 24 Oct 1713 in St Andrew, Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire, England.

From Oxford University Alumni (Alumni Oxonienses), 1500-1886:

Handasyd, Thomas, s. Tho., of Ireland, arm. UNIVERSITY COLL., matric. 27 March, 1710, aged 17.

Penelope HOWE [Parents] was born about 1695. She died about 1742 in Romsey, Hampshire, England. She married 1, 2, 3 Lieut.-Col. Thomas HANDASYD on 24 Oct 1713 in St Andrew, Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire, England.

Last Will and Testament of Penelope HANDASYD, dated Aug 10, 1733. Proved May 03, 1742. PRO Catalogue Ref: Prob 11/718, Image Ref: 150.

In the Name of God Amen I Penelope Handasyd Widow now residing in Romsey in Hampshire do make this my last Will and Testament in my own Hand Writing as follows

first I commend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently interred in the parish Church yard where I shall dye desiring to be carried to my Grave by the poor Men of the said parish to each of which I would have given five shillings. I would not have any pall Bearers pall or any Bell Toll but desire ten pounds may be given to the poor of the parish soon after my Burial.

Item. I desire my just Debts and funeral Expences may be in the first place duly paid and discharged.

Item. I give and bequeath unto my Sister Letitia Pauncefort all my Wearing Clothes both Silks Linen and Laces as also my Diamond Ear Rings.

Item. I give and bequeath all my Books Plate and Gold Watch to Mr. Daniel Bruneval.

Item. I give and bequeath to Edward Pauncefort Son[?] to my Sister Letitia Pauncefort one Hundred Guineas.

All the Rest of my Estate whatsoever or wheresoever I give and bequeath jointly unto Mr. Daniel Bruneval and my Sister Letitia Pauncefort whom I constitute and appoint to be joint Executor and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and that all other Wills heretofore made shall stand void and do only allow this to be my last Will and Testament as Witness my hand

Penelope Handasyd

August ye 10th 1733 Signed sealed and published in the presence of

George Hunt
Francis Biggs
Elizabeth Jones

This Will was proved at London the third day of May in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven Hundred and forty two Before the Worshipful John Audley Doctor of Laws Surrogate to the Right Worshipfull John Bettesworth also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted By the oath of Daniel Bruneval one of the Executors named in the said Will To whom was granted Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the Deceased being first sworn duly to administer. Power reserved to make the like Grant to Letitia Pauncefort (Wife of Robert Pauncefort) the other Executor when she shall apply for the same Ex'd.


William PROBY was born about 1693 in Huntingdon, England. He died before 1755. He married 1, 2 Ann HANDASYD on 10 Jun 1718 in St Benet Paul's Wharf, London, England.

Ann HANDASYD [Parents] was born about 1697 in Ireland(?). She died on 06 Dec 1777. She was buried 1, 2 on 12 Dec 1777 in St Andrew, Great Staughton, Huntingdonshire. She married 3, 4 William PROBY on 10 Jun 1718 in St Benet Paul's Wharf, London, England.

Last Will and Testament of Ann PROBY, dated Apr, 1755. Proved Feb 11, 1778. PRO Catalogue Ref: Prob 11/1039, Image Ref: 210.

In the name of God Amen I Ann Proby of the parish of Saint James within the Liberty of Westminster in the County of Middlesex Widow considering the uncertainty of this life and the sudden Changes[?] from it to another Do now while I enjoy Health and understanding make this my last Will and Testament

in the first place I give and bequeath to Ann Perry my God Daughter five pounds five Shillings for a Mourning Ring. And I do hereby as a mark of the Love and Affection which I have for Gulielma Maria Sharpe of the parish aforesaid Spinster give and bequeath unto her all the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever. And I do appoint the said Gulielma Maria Sharpe Executrix of this my Will

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal the [blank] day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty five.

Ann Proby

Signed sealed published and declared by the said Ann Proby as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us

Richard Walton
Jas. Moss

This Will was proved at London the eleventh day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight before the Worshipful George Harris Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Worshipful Sir George Hay Knight also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of Gulielma Maria Sharpe Spinster the sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased having been first Sworn duly to administer. Ex'd/.

They had the following children:

  F i PROBY was born before 1725.

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