John Fawler

(9 April 1670 - 7 February 1725/26)
     John Fawler was christened on 9 April 1670 in Chatham, Kent. He was the son of John Fawler and Joan Boeman or Bowman? John was a Navy surgeon from 28 April 1690. On 28 April 1690 he entered "HMS Resolution" from "HMS Duke" as 'Chyryrgeon's crew'. He was discharged into "HMS Falcon" on 8 May 1690 (ADM 36/2832). From 1691 to 1693 he was surgeon of "HMS Mermaid" (ADM 82/4/97 & 5/11), entering "HMS Resolution" on 23 July 1693. She was then at New England, and sailed the next month to Newfoundland, which she left at the end of September. She arrived at Portsmouth in Jan 1693/4, in April moved to Spithead, and went to sea the next month. She was at Barcelona at the beginning of August, then went to sea until October, arriving at Cadiz that month (ADM 36.2834). She left Cadiz in March 1695, moving to Malaga, and went to sea in May.
On 23 July John Fawler was discharged into "HMS Falmouth" (ADM 36/) .... He served in the "Falmouth" until 1697 (ADM 82/6/12) and then in the "HMS Essex" until 1698 (ADM 2/6/14), when he went to the "Griffin" Guardship (ADM 82/6/46). He was still with the "Griffin" in the first quarter of 1700.
In 1712 and 1714 he was at Deal, Kent, and from 13 January 1714 to 30 September 1717 he was surgeon on "HMS Burlington" (ADM 82/9/27).
On 19th June 1725 he entered the "Katherine" Yacht at Deptford as surgeon, being discharged 15 November following into the "Edinburgh" Guardship (ADM 36/1593). This ship was stationed at Kithole, when he entered her on 17 November 1725. He was discharged dead on 7 February 1725/6 at Chatham (ADM 36/980).
He was also a Citizen and Barber Surgeon of London and took apprentices ... e.g. John son of Caleb Kirke? in 1724.
     In John Fawler's will dated 1 November 1692 in Chatham, John Fawler was named as heir; In the name of God Amen The first day of November 1692 I John Fawler of Chatham in the County of Kent Chirurgeon being Sick and weake in body but of Sound disposing memory praised be God therefore Doe make and declare this my last Will and Testamt in manner following Vizt
Impris I surrender my Soul into ye hands, of Almighty God and my Body to ye Earth decently to be interred and buried at ye discretion of my Executrix hereafter named
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving sonne John Fawler the sume of £5 to be paid by my Executrix at his return from Sea upon his lawfull demand
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Elizabeth Fawler the sume of £5 to be paid by my said Executrix within six months next after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto Sarah my loving Wife All and every such sume or sumes of money which at the time of my decease shall be owing or payable to me either upon Bond or Bonds o r otherwise howsoever And all and every my ready moneys Beds rBedding Linnen Woollen Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever which at the time of my decease I shall be possessed of or have right title or interest in or to (the said SARAH paying my debts and Funeral Charges and my Legacies before mentioned)
Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint ye said Sarah my said Wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament Hereby revoking and makeing void all other Wills by me at any time made heretofore or declared
In witness &c Jo: Fawler senr - Witnesses: William Glover Anne Glover Walter Dyer.

John Fawler was mentioned in the register of duties paid for apprentices' indentures on 2 January 1712 in Deal, Kent. John Fawler of Deal, co.Kent, surgeon took an apprentice John Couchman.
     John Fawler married secondly Mary Grayson on 13 July 1714 in St Benet, Paul's Wharf, London. John Fawler of Deale, Kent, W & Mary Grayson of St Botolph, Aldgate, by licence. His first wife is unknown.
     John Fawler made a will dated 22 September 1719 in Chatham. In the name of God Amen I John Fawler in the parish of Chatham in the county of Kent surgeon being weak in body but of sound and disposing mind and memory do constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to my first and principally I commend my soul to God my create ye maker of all things in a firm dependence of my acceptance with his upon the account of the full satisfaction and mediation of Jesus Christ my redeemer and next I commit my body to the dust in hopes of a glorious resurrection to be interred at the charge and discretion of my executrix hereafter named and as to that estate which it has pleased God to bless me with all (my debts and funerall expences being first paid) I give and bequeath as following that is to say I give to my dear and well beloved wife Mary Fawler all my reall and personall estate whatsoever that I am now possessed of or ever shall in law and equity become mine I give to my said wife and her heirs for ever to no other person or persons whatsoever I do by these presents declare my said wife Mary Fawler sole executrix of this my last will and testament I do by these presents disanull and revoke all former wills or conveyances by me before made In witness etc. 22 Sep 1719 J: Fawler - Witnesses: Anne Streve, Mary Dalby, Jam: Fearne.
     John died on 7 February 1725/26 in Chatham, Kent, aged 55. He was buried on 13 February 1726 in St Mary, Chatham.
     His will was proved on 15 February 1725/26 at the Rochester Consistory Court.

John Fawler

(12 January 1668/69 - 7 June 1744)
     John Fawler was christened on 12 January 1668/69 in Chatham, Kent. He was the son of George Fawler and Elizabeth Lunne. John was a Naval dockyard employee from 1684. In the 3rd quarter of 1684 he appears as an "instrument of the Clerk of the Survey" at Deptford Yard, with a salary of £20 p.a. In the 2nd quarter of 1685 this was raised to £30 p.a. (ADM 42.381). He was discharged 6 Sep 1688 (ADM 42/382) having already entered Chatham Yard, where his Master had been transferred, on 16th August. But he does not appear in the next quarter's list (ADM 42/4).
On 15 Nov 1705 John Fawler had a warrant to act as Deputy to the Secretary of the Lord High Admiral, Prince George of Denmark (ADM 6/8/202), and another Warant was issued in the same terms on 28 June 1707, appointing him deputy to the Secretary of Prince George's successor (ADM 6/9/78). He was appointed a Commissioner of the Navy to control the Victualling Accounts in June 1731.
     John Fawler married Mary Welsh on 3 June 1695 in St Swithin, London Stone, London. Mr John ffawler of St Margaret's Westminster & Madam? Mary Welsh of Wansted? in the county of Essex, were married by a provincial? lycence.
     John Fawler Esq, assistant to Josiah Burchet was appointed as Secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
     He was mentioned in the will of Captain John Bennett who died 30 Jan 1716/7 at barking (previously of Poole) where John Fawler, Commissioner of the Navy was given £10 for mourning.
     His Majesty has been pleas'd to constitute and appoint ... John Fawler ... to be principal officers and commissioners to His Majesty's Navy... John Fawler, esq, commissioner to comptroll the victuallying accompts.
     On 2 Sep 1739, Commissioner Richard Hughes, Portsmouth Dock. Receipt of letter from Commissioner Fawler enclosing an admiralty order for the Princess Amelia, Bristol, Rochester and Ludlow Castle to be stored and men to be entered on them.
     John Flood, shipwright. Plymouth Dockyard. Petition for a servant having served his apprenticeship with Mr. Fawler, Master caulker and late brother of John Fawler, Commissioner
8 Oct 1740.
     John Fawler made a will dated 2 February 1743/44 in St Olave, Hart St, London. He was described as John Fawler of St Olive, Hart St Crutched Friars, City of London where he wished to be buried. His coffin was to be borne by his brethren at the Navy Board and his wife Mary his executrix. £1000 of his estate was left to his daughter Harriott Long, he mentions her husband Thomas Long, his son-in-law Thomas Rawstorn esq and daughter Anne Rawstorn; his sister Jane Newson, widow of Caleb Newson; his nephews George Thomas John & Henry Fawler and their sisters Elizabeth Purkey, Susannah, Sarah & Mary Fawler and his nephew Thos Newson; his unmarried daughters Mary Amy and Frances, and his unfortunate daughter Charlotte.
     John died on 7 June 1744 in Walthamstow, Essex, aged 75. He lived in the parish of St Olave, Hart St. His widow Mary, later lived at Walthamstow Essex. The General advertiser on 8 June announced: Wednesday morning died in an advanced age, at his house in Walthamstow Essex, John Fawler, Esq., Comptroller of the Victualling Accounts at the Navy Office.
The Daily gazetter
on 6 June announced: On Monday last died, at his house in Walthamstow, John Gawler, Esq., one of the Commissioners of the Navy, which place he had enjoyed upwards of thirty years..
London Evening Post (London, England),
June 5, 1744 - June 7, 1744; announced: Yesterday morning .... He was buried on 11 June 1744 in London. John Fawler Esquire, in the chancel vault.
     His will was proved on 13 June 1744 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Children of John Fawler and Mary Welsh

John Fawler

(24 February 1736/37 - 4 October 1817)
     John Fawler was christened on 24 February 1736/37 in Chatham, Kent. He was the son of George Fawler and Sarah Newson. John was a lawyer, London. He was admitted Attorney and Solicitor in Chancery at Michaelmas Term 1758.
     John Fawler and Elizabeth Keep obtained a marriage licence on 7 April 1760 in London. They were both of the parish of St Ethelburgh.
     John Fawler married Elizabeth Keep on 13 April 1760 in St Ethelberga, Bishopgate, London. Married by licence.
     John Fawler, attorney of the City of London paid tax on an aprrentice Sam Denison.
     He may be the John Fawler, attorney of the City of London who paid the indenture tax in April 1761. John Fawler of Staples Inn, attorney paid again on 10 Jul 1778 for an apprentice Francis Le Strange and of Cliffords Inn, attorney who paid tax on another 8 Apr 1788.
     In Capt John Fawler's will dated 17 July 1766 in Chatham, Kent, John Fawler was named as executor of the estate. He was an executor of Capt John Fawler's estate on 4 August 1766 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     John Fawler lived at Lambeth, Surrey, 1776. He later he lived at Kennington Lane, Lambeth, in 1776 at William St Lambeth and East Street Lambeth where he died.
     John Fawler, attorney of Staples Inn, London paid tax on an aprrentice Francis Le Strange. He was an executor of George Fawler's estate on 7 August 1782 in PCC. John Fawler was listed in a directory dated 1784 as attorney at Mr King's, Cutlers hall, London. He was listed as a Freeman of the city of London. He was a scrivener.
     John Fawler made a will dated 28 April 1817 in Lambeth, Surrey. I John Fawler at present residing at Lambeth in the County of Surry Citizen and Scrivener of London margin: Born at Chatham in Kent only Son of GEORGE and SARAH admitted an Attorney and a Solicitor in Chancery in Michas Term 1753 aged 80 years being of sound mind memory and understanding (praised be God for the same) and whilst in my sound senses do male publish and declare this Writing as and for my last Will and Testament as follows viz , Therefore (to prevent litigation between my three Daughters and their Husbands after my death)
First I desire my Executors to call in all my Securities for Money and Debts (except as hereinafter expressed) and thereout to pay and discharge my own debts and funeral expences and to lay out the General residue thereof (after giving £7 for Mourning to my daughter SOPHIA BALL for Mourning for herself and Children after mentioned)
I give devise _and bequeath unto my Friends WILLIAM MASON of Staple Inn London Gentleman WILLIAM DEAN of Oxford Street Middlesex Surgeon and my Cousin JOSEPH HOOPER (in whom I place great trust and confidence) to fulfill this my Will all that, my Freehold Estate House Garden and Premises situate in Charles Street Upper Deptford in the County of Kent with their Appurtenances In Trust nevertheless to receive and take the Rent and Profits thereof and to pay the same unto the hands of my youngest daughter SO[PHIA BALL (separate and apart from her Husband who ran into my means who set him up in Business to maintain himself) [margin: 40 Guineas I lent W™ BALL to set him up in the Upholstery business not thank for it I have experienced enough in my profession in Chancery and Bankrupts between Husbands and their Wives] and which I direct to be by her Solely paid and applied for and towards the maintenance and education of her Infant Children SOPHIA ELIZA FRANCES and HENRY BALL and the survivor of them until they shall respectively attain their ages of 14 years when I order and direct my said Daughter SOPHIA to put them out Apprentices to some slight Trades and Business [margin: their Father knew the want of it to his prejudice but would not be taught to write by me J Fr] and such only as my said Trustees and their Mother shall then approve of who shall find them in Wearing Apparel suitable to their Stations until out of their times of Apprenticeship [margin: In the present age its the Fashion to spend all their Childrens Fortune and give them no education or business] and on their compleating thereof then I give devise and bequeath my said Estate in Kent unto their Mother for and during her life independent of her Husband WILLIAM BALL and to be at her own seperate use and disposal and not to be in any ways subject or liable to his Debts Power Controul or Engagements and I do hereby declare that her receipt alone to my said Trustees and without his Joining therein, shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my said Trustees and from the quarter day next after my said Daughters decease Then I give devise and bequeath my said Estate and Premises in Kent unto her said, three Children the said SOPHIA BALL ELIZA FRANCES BALL and HENRY BALL during their respective lives with benefit of survivorship in case any or either of their, deaths and to the Heir of the Survivor whether Male or Female upon the like conditions and restrictions as to Husbands To hold as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants upon condition, that they keep all my Estate in substantial repairs I Give devise and bequeath Unto my Son in Law WILLIAM BALL the Rent of my Freehold Estate at Thames Ditton in the County of Surry until his Son arrives at the age proper to put him out Apprentice to some Trade or Business and to find him in Board and Education and Cloaths during his Servitude or Apprenticeship and when out of his time to buy him Tools suitable to his Business when I give devise and bequeath unto his Son HENRY BALL my said Estate and Premises with the Right of Common thereunto annexed to set him up in his Business and on his decease then I give such Estate unto his mother and Sisters or the then survivors of them their Heirs and Assigns (independant of any Husband they may chance to marry with) which I direct to be settled on either of them during their respective lives and afterwards on their Children whether Males or Females and their Heirs I give and bequeath [margin: Its more than she deserves having like her Sister SKELTON deserted me when lame in my Feet £2l] all that my Term of Years Right Title, and Interest of and in Leasehold Messuage Bakehouse Shop and Premises situate in the Coney Walk (now called Lambeth Walk) in the said County of Surry subject to the Crowns Rent and Covenants in Lea se thereof contained and of which I paid off the mortgage thearon paid by me to Mr JOHN PHILPOTT of Bath [margin: It cost me £320 I paid off the Mortgage with Interest Mrs BALL can prove it] as my Daughter SOPHIA BALL well knows (notwithstanding what my Son in Law WILLIAM SKELTON and his Wife who I maintained during her widowhood and gave her present Husband an account thereof and have the Title Deeds in my possession as proof thereof) (sic) In Trust nevertheless for the sole use and benefit of her Sister SOPHIA BALL for the term five years and on the expiration thereof to her two daughters during the remainder of my then term therein equally between them share and share alike I give and bequeath all that my Right Share and Interest of in and to the Golden Lane Brewery and the dividends and produce thereof and arising therefrom Unto my said Daughter SOPHIA BALL until her two Daughters SGHPIA and ELIZA shall attain their respective ages of 21 years and after that I will order and direct that the Capital Interest and dividends payable thereon shall fall into and be considered as part of the general Residue of my Personal Estate and be paid and applied as such and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my Personal Estate and Effects not hereinbefore given devised or bequeathed I recommend my said Trustees and Executors to lay out and invest the same in the Bank of England In Trust in their names and the names of my said Daughter SOPHIA BALL and my Grand Children SOPHIA and BLIZA BALL and the survivor of them Upon Government Securities carrying the best rate of Interest which Interest I direct shall be laid out and accumulated until a good Mortgage of a Freehold Estate (in the Register County of Middlesex) (margin: there is no other county (except Yorkshire) Save for Mortgages I have experienced it in business] can be procured wherein to invest the Capital and Interest thereof all which (when invested) or laid out in such Mortgages I give devise and bequeath unto my said daughter SOPHIA BALL :[margin: my daughter SOPHIA is called by her Sisters my favorite and attended me in my Lameness and wants the most] Independent of her Husband during her natural life and from her decease Then I give devise and bequeath such Government Securities and Mortgages and the Interest thereof unto her said two Grand children (sic) the said Sophia BALL and Eliza Frances BALL or the Survivor of them and if then married I will order and direct shall be settled by their Husbands during their respective lives with full power and authority to dispose thereof after their deaths leaving no Children as they in their discretion to he Husband Children or Issue of their marriages (sic)
I give to HENRY BURGH Esq my Cunningham’s Law Dictionary and to his Clerk Mr JOSEPH EDWARDS my ancient Hand Bell
I give to Mr John Barnes all that my Law Books be sold and my other Books to be given my Grandchildren and the survivor of them and request their Mother to take care of them till of age for their benefit
I give to my Daughter ELIZABETH SKELTON my Mourning Ring for my late Cousin Mrs MARY HOOPER and my Mourning Ring for my Friend ROBERT WYNTER Esq’re to my Executor WILLIAM MASON I give to my Son in Law Mr GEORGE WALKER my Silver Shoe Buckles and one Shilling to search for my Will he and his Wife SARAH MARY WALKER take no notice of me being amply provided for by the Wills of my Cousin LONG and RAWSTRONE through my Relationship to both of them and cannot want during her and her Husband and Daughters lifetimes and my Daughter SKELTON through Mr CHAPPELL and her present husband wants no assistance from and despises me they both kept and their daughters their secret and new good fortune :from me [margin: All secret Keepers are confounded Liars] and their Sister BALL and I always detested Secrets and their Keepers as is too well known by my whole Family
I desire to be buried in the Parish of Saint Pauls Deptford in a plain decent manner and near my respective Father Grave (as possible) by Mr HAMPSHIRE and that only my Daughter BALL my Cousin JOSEPH HOOPER and my Friends the said WILLIAM MASON and my surgeon who saved my life (if his business does not prevent him) may only attend my last remains and to whom I give 8 Guineas as a small acknowledgement for his care and attendance on me in the Inflammation in my Legs when given over by my Cousin Doctor THOMAS HOOPER M.D. who very generously gave me his advice without charging me any emoluments for it as I do not want any Hypocritac Tears shed over my remains by any other of my Family without any sincere regard for me since their respective Marriages and I hereby appoint them the said WILLIAM MASON WILLIAM DEAN and JOSEPH HOOPER Trustees for my said Daughter SOPHIA BALL and my said Grand Child during their minorities and Executors of this my Will and hope that they will accept the same for my sake (all wrote with my own hand) hereby revoking and making void all former and other Will and Wills and Codicils by me at any time heretofore made and executed In witness &c 28 April 1817 John Fawler omnia vincit veretas - Witnesses: Joseph Conder Pipe Office Somerset House William Henry Waldo Pipe 0ffice Somerset House . Joseph Edwards Pipe Office Somerset House
A Codicil made by me to this my annexed last Will and Testament which I desire may be taken and executed as a further part thereof whereas by and under the last Will and Testament of my late worthy cousin Ann RAWSTRONE late of Lexden in the County of Essex single woman thereby left to me only £300 (instead of £3000 as promised) in the Royal Exchange Assurance Office which I have accepted as her Heir at Law on her Mother side and have informed her Executor and Executrix thereof and paid the Stamp Duty due thereon according to the value of that stock on the day of transfer [margin: £39.12 + 1.12 = 4.12] I therefore desire and request that my Trustees and Executors do and shall invest on a Freehold Estate in the County of Middlesex and request them to pay the Interest thereof (as received) into the proper hands of my said Daughter SOPHIA BALL during her life (exclusive of her Husband) and after her decease then I give and bequeath the Principal and Interest thereof to be paid and applied as I have by my last Will and Testament directed the general residuum of my Personal Estate and Effects and to be considered as such I will order and direct my said Son in Law WILLIAM BALL and SARAH (sic) his Wife within one Month after my decease to Insure my two Freehold Houses to the amount or value thereof and to keep the same Insured during the Term of his Wifes life otherwise the devises thereof by my said annexed Will shall cease and be void and on her decease he shall assign the policies thereof to my said Trustees for the benefit of their Children
I give to Mrs ANN HARRISON a Black Gold Ring
I give to my Friends THOMAS GEORGE NICHOLS (sic) my Explanation and Remarks on the Holy Bible and to Mr ABRAHAM CLATON and Mr [blank] all my woolen Apparel (except my Linen) and desire that it may be deemed and taken and executed as part thereof (sic)
I desire to be put in a plain Elm Coffin not to be covered with any black or [blank] Shroud black Nailed with my name and age without any Feathers or Mutes and Black hearse and Coach with my Trustees and Executors only [blank] and by Day Light and my Will to be proved by Mr GROJAN my Proctor within ten days after my decease and executed as [blank]
Witness my hand this [blank] John Fawler - All that is and are remaining in my room at my death to be preserved for Grand Daughters SARA ELIZA FRANCES [blank] my last Will and Codicil this in great agony John Fawler Witness: Wm Whitebrook margin: the left blank is illegible
15 November 1817 Appeared Personally WILLIAM DEAN of Oxford Street in the County of Middlesex Surgeon and JOSEPH MULLETT of the Pipe Office Somerset House in the Strand in the County of Middlesex Gentleman and being respectively sworn on the Holy Evangelists made Oath as follows and first the said WILLIAM DEAN for himself made oath that, he is one of the Executors named in the last Will arid Testament with a Codicil of JOHN FAWLER formerly of William Street but late of East Street Lambeth in the County of Surry deceased the probate and execution whereof he has renounced and that about seven or eight days previous to the said deceased’s death which happened on the fourth day of October last the Testator being then in a very dangerous state and apprehending his dissolution was very fast approaching sent to this Deponent his said last Will and Testament with a Codicil under Cover and sealed up with a request that the Deponent would keep the same in his possession until after his the deceased’s death this Deponent therefore took the same, into his Custody where; they remained in the same state as when first delivered to him until the 14 October last on which day he the Deponent brought the said Will and Codicil sealed up as aforesaid to Mr ROBERT GROJAN of Doctors Commons for the purpose of taking his professional advice thereon and who by this Deponents desire broke the seal of the Cover and read the Contents of the same over to this Deponent at which time the Deponent observed the several obliterations interlineations erasures and marginal observations appearing thereon and then left the Will and Codicil in the hands of the said ROBERT GROJAN in whose possession he is informed and verily believes it has ever since remained and the said WILLIAM DEAN lastly made oath that he verily and in his conscience believes that the said Will and Codicil was now in the same plight and condition as when the same were sent to him by the said deceased under cover and sealed up as aforesaid and the said JOSEPH MULLET for himself made Oath that he knew and was intimately acquainted with the said deceased, for several years before and down to the time of his death and he has frequently seen him write and thereby become well acquainted with his manner and character of hand writing and subscription and having now carefully viewed and inspected the paper writing hereunto annexed purporting to be the last Will and Testament with a Codicil of the said deceased this Deponent made Oath that he verily and In his Conscience believes the whole body and contents of the said Will ant Codicil including the several Interlineations and Marginal Observations aforesaid to be the proper Hand writing and subscription of the said JOHN FAWLER deceased - Wm Dean Joseph Mullett
On 25 November 1317 Administration of the Will and Codicil annexed of the Goods &c of John FAWLER formerly of William Street but late of East Street Lambeth in the County of Surry deceased was granted to SOPHIA BALL (Wife of WILLIAM BALL) the daughter and Residuary Legatee for life WILLIAM MASON WILLIAM DEAN and JAMES HOOPER (in the Will written JOSEPH HOOPER) Executors and Residuary Legatees in Trust having first renounced
On 7 May 1845 Administration (with the Will annexed) of the Goods Chattels and Credits of John FAWLER formerly of William Street but late of East Street Lambeth in the County of "Surrey deceased left unadministered by SOPHIA BALL (Wife of WILLIAM BALL) deceased whilst living the Daughter and the Residuary legatee for life named in the said Will was granted to SOPHIA THOMPSON (Wife of THOMAS THOMPSON formerly BALL Spinster) and ELIZA FRANCES MARTIN (Wife of ROBERT MARTIN formerly BALL Spinster) the Grand daughters and the Residuary legatees substituted in the said Will having, been first, sworn duly to Adr
On 24 November 1871 the Administration with Will and Codicil annexed of the Personal Estate and Effects of JOHN FAWLER formerly of William Street and late of East Street Lambeth in the County of Surrey deceased who died on 4 October 1817 at East Street aforesaid left unadministered by SOPHIA BALL wife of WILLIAM BALL deceased whilst living the Daughter of the said Deceased and the Residuary Legatee for life named in the said Will also by Sophia THOMPSON wife of THOMAS THOMPSON formerly BALL Spinster and ELIZA'FRANCES MARTIN wife of ROBERT MARTIN formerly BALL Spinster respectively deceased whilst living the Granddaughter of the said Deceased and Residuary Legatees substituted by the said Will was granted to ROBERT MARTIN the Husband and Administrator of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said ELIZA FRANCES MARTIN deceased he having been first-sworn.

     John died on 4 October 1817 in East Street, Lambeth, Surrey, aged 80. He was buried on 12 October 1817 in St Paul, Deptford, Kent.
     His will was proved on 25 November 1817 at PCC. Adminstration with will and codicil annexed of the goods of John Fawler formerly of William Street, but late of East St, Lambeth by his daughter Mrs Ball. James Hooper (written as Joseph in the will) and others having renounced. Further grants were made on 7 May 1845 to her daughters Mrs Thompson and Mrs Martin, and on 24 Nov 1871 to Robert Martin, the widower of Mrs Martin.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Eliza Frances Ball and Sophia Elizabeth Ball on 7 May 1845 On 7 May 1845 Administration (with the Will annexed) of the Goods Chattels and Credits of John FAWLER formerly of William Street but late of East Street Lambeth in the County of "Surrey deceased left unadministered by SOPHIA BALL (Wife of WILLIAM BALL) deceased whilst living the Daughter and the Residuary legatee for life named in the said Will was granted to SOPHIA THOMPSON (Wife of THOMAS THOMPSON formerly BALL Spinster) and ELIZA FRANCES MARTIN (Wife of ROBERT MARTIN formerly BALL Spinster) the Grand daughters and the Residuary legatees substituted in the said Will having, been first, sworn duly to Adr.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Robert Duncan Martin on 24 November 1871 On 24 November 1871 the Administration with Will and Codicil annexed of the Personal Estate and Effects of JOHN FAWLER formerly of William Street and late of East Street Lambeth in the County of Surrey deceased who died on 4 October 1817 at East Street aforesaid left unadministered by SOPHIA BALL wife of WILLIAM BALL deceased whilst living the Daughter of the said Deceased and the Residuary Legatee for life named in the said Will also by Sophia THOMPSON wife of THOMAS THOMPSON formerly BALL Spinster and ELIZA FRANCES MARTIN wife of ROBERT MARTIN formerly BALL Spinster respectively deceased whilst living the Granddaughter of the said Deceased and Residuary Legatees substituted by the said Will was granted to ROBERT MARTIN the Husband and Administrator of the Personal Estate and Effects of the said ELIZA FRANCES MARTIN deceased he having been first-sworn.

Children of John Fawler and Elizabeth Keep

John Fawler

(5 July 1710 - )
     John Fawler was born on 5 July 1710 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London. He was the son of John Fawler and Mary Welsh. John Fawler was christened on 19 July 1710 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster.

Capt John Fawler

(5 September 1712 - 31 July 1766)
     Capt John Fawler was christened on 5 September 1712 in Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. He was the son of Thomas Fawler and Susanna Hulbert. John served in the Royal Navy from 1726. He entered the Navy by Warrant of 3 Feb 1725/6 for "Mr John Fawler within the age to be a Volunteer in the Winchester (ADM 6/13/101). HMS Winchester, complement 280, was then at Plymouth ... John Fawler had been appointed 1st Lieut. on 1 July 1740, and on 28 Aug 1740 Wm Smith was discharged. Charles Cotterell succeeding him as Commander. HMS Lyon was at Spithead by the end of September, and to sea at the end of the next month. She reached Port Royal Jamaica, at the beginning of Jan 1740/41, leaving the end of the same month, and was off Cartagena by the beginning of April. She returned to Port Royal a month later, and leaving at the beginning of June made several cruises out of Cumberland Harbour, Cuba (ADM 36/1882). John Fawler was discharged 6 Oct 1741 into the Boyne (ADM 36/1883). ... On 22 Aug 1742 he was discharged into the Deptford Store Ship (ADM 36/381). By commission of 23 Aug 1742 he was appointed Commander of this ship, with 120 men, in which he sailed for Piscattaqua, New England, arriving at the beginning of December. He remained there until mid April 1743, when the Deptford set sail, and reached the Downs at the end of May, from whence they made their way up the Thames, and arrived at Deptford on 10 June 1743 (ADM 36/774). The Deptford store ship left Deptford again on 24 Oct 1743 and got to sea from the Nore on 29 Nov following. ... She then returned to England and going into Portsmouth Harbour on 10 Dec 1744. ... then to Gibraltar, etc.
     By Commission of 2 Dec 1745 he became Captain of the Sterling Castle 480 men, then lying at Gibraltar, on which ship his brother George Fawler was Carpenter. ... Returned to Chatham 21 Dec 1747. Against his name in the Muster book for April and May 1746 is the entry 'Mulcted of all his personal pay by a Court Martial 7 Oct 1746 as per Admiralty's order 5 December 1746 to be applied to the Chest at Chatham" and in the Musters for January to May 1747 is the entry "To be mulcted of all his personal pay & to be applied to the Chest at Chatham P.A.O 5 Decr 1746" [ADM 36/3640].
     There is a brief account of his career in Job Charnock's Biographia Navalis V p.375.
     Capt John Fawler and Mary Poole obtained a marriage licence on 17 October 1743 in London.
     Capt John Fawler married Mary Poole, daughter of John Poole and Elizabeth Geere, on 18 October 1743 in St Peter Cornhill, London. By his marriage he became Lord of the manor of Lancing. (Smith mss v.9 p.157). She was described as the daughter of John Poole, master shipwright of Sheerness, Kent. He was of Deptford.
     In 1744, Captain John Fawler, the Deptford Storeship, Portland, aquaints the Board of his arrival at Portland with Commodore Long's Squadron from Port Mahon, together with a bill of lading. He also requests a replacement longboat.
     De Lage stood over to the coast of Spain where, on April 4th, off Cape St. Martin, the Volage, which had
chased out of sight of the squadron, was taken, after an obstinate
resistance, by Captain John Fawler, of the Stirling Castle, 70. On the following morning her consorts hove in sight ; and Fawler, believing himself to be in no fit condition to engage them, cut adrift
the prize, which he had taken in tow. She was therefore retaken, and with her, a lieutenant and twenty-five men. Fawler was tried by court-martial at Gibraltar on October (3th and 7th following ; and the court, though it acquitted him for not engaging de Lage, condemned him for not destroying the prize, which, as he had had possession of her all night and had learnt from the prisoners that her consorts were in the neighbourhood, he should and could
have done
.
     Capt John Fawler made a will dated 17 July 1766 in Chatham, Kent. His will left his estate to his son Thomas Fawler and daughter Mary Fawler, his nephew John Fawler gentleman of London to be sole executor. If both children died before 21 his estate was to go to his nephews John Fawler of London gentleman and John Pucky of Woolwich shipwright.
     John died on 31 July 1766 in Maidstone, Kent, aged 53. He was buried on 1 August 1766 in St Mary, Chatham.
     His will was proved on 4 August 1766 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     Devon Record Office, Dunsford parish: Overseers of the Poor, Parish Documents: John Fawler and Mary, his wife, order quashing removal to St Thomas - ref. 4572 A-99/PO 4/42-43 - date: 1782 - this is unlikely to be connected.

Children of Capt John Fawler and Mary Poole

John Elphick Fawler

(18 October 1745 - )
     John Elphick Fawler was born on 18 October 1745 in Gillingham, Kent. He was the son of Capt John Fawler and Mary Poole. John entered the Navy as Instrument to the Storekeeper at Deptford on 16 Feb 1761, at a salary of £30 p.a. From the third quarter of 1761 he appears as John Fawler. He was discharged on 25 Feb 1764 from 1761 to 1764.
     John served in the 22nd Regiment of Foot in 1766. He enlisted in the 22nd Foot on 12 June 1766, deserted on 26 July following, returned on 2 August, and was discharged on 12 Sep 1766. While at Dover Castle on 12 Sep 1766 he conveyed the Manor of Lancing to John Brown of Harsham, who was Steward of the Manor.
     He was not mentioned in his father's will of July 1766. He and James Hooper witnessed John Hooper and Mary Fawler's wedding on 27 February 1769 in St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, England.
     John died in West Indies. Of John Fawler little appears to be known beyond the fact that he was in the army, that he went to " the Indies " and was not again heard of, but is supposed to have died there.

John George Fawler

(1766 - )
     John George Fawler was born in 1766. He was the son of John Fawler and Elizabeth Keep.

Martha Fawler

(before 1658 - )
     Martha Fawler was born before 1658 in England. She was the daughter of Thomas Fawler and Mary Groome?

Martha Fawler

(1 July 1666? - 1 July 1666)
     Martha Fawler was buried on 1 July 1666 in St Mary, Chatham. Died on the plague & buried same day.
     Martha died of the plague on 1 July 1666 in Chatham, Kent. She was born on 1 July 1666? In Chatham, Kent. She was the daughter of Thomas Fawler and Mary Groome?

Mary Fawler

(28 July 1749 - 13 November 1802)
     Mary Fawler was born on 28 July 1749 in Gillingham, Kent. Only daughter of Captain John Fawler, R.N., of Chatham Kent, and heiress of her brother Thomas Fawler of Clapham, Surrey, and of her uncle Thomas Poole of New Shoreham, Sussex. She was the daughter of Capt John Fawler and Mary Poole.
     In Capt John Fawler's will dated 17 July 1766 in Chatham, Kent, Mary Fawler was named as heir; His will left his estate to his son Thomas Fawler and daughter Mary Fawler, his nephew John Fawler gentleman of London to be sole executor. If both children died before 21 his estate was to go to his nephews John Fawler of London gentleman and John Pucky of Woolwich shipwright.
     Mary Fawler married John Hooper, son of Robert Hooper and Margery Dawson, on 27 February 1769 in St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, England.
     Mary Fawler was mentioned in the will of Thomas Fawler dated 8 July 1784.
     Mary died on 13 November 1802 in Bentinck St, St Marylebone, Westminster, aged 53. She was buried on 18 November 1803 in St Mary le Haura, New Shoreham, Sussex. There is a memorial in the side chapel.

Children of Mary Fawler and John Hooper

Mary Fawler

(6 October 1644 - 14 August 1657)
     Mary Fawler was christened on 6 October 1644 in Chatham, Kent. She was the daughter of John Fawler and Beatrice Unknown (Fawler).
     Mary was buried on 14 August 1657 in St Mary, Chatham, Kent.

Mary Fawler

(26 November 1680 - before 1692?)
     Mary Fawler was christened on 26 November 1680 in Chatham, Kent. She was the daughter of John Fawler and Sarah Page.
     Mary died before 1692?. She was not mentioned in her father's will.

Mary Fawler

(before 1727 - after 1733)
     Mary Fawler was born before 1727 in England. She was the daughter of Thomas Fawler and Susanna Hulbert.
     Mary died after 1733.

Mary Fawler

(4 October 1714 - )
     Mary Fawler was born on 4 October 1714 in London. She was the daughter of Henry Fawler and Sarah Unknown (Fawler). Mary Fawler was christened on 10 October 1714 in St Anne, Soho, Westminster, London. Images of this record are not yet available online to check date discrepancy.

Mary Amy Fawler

(circa 1701 - 4 February 1797)
     Mary Amy Fawler was born circa 1701. She was the daughter of John Fawler and Mary Welsh.
     Mary Amy Fawler was mentioned in the will of John Fawler dated 2 February 1743/44.
     Mary Amy Fawler and Frances Fawler lived at Clay Street, Walthamstow, Essex. Mary Amy Fawler was an executor of Mary Amy Fawler's estate on 30 April 1781 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     Mary Amy Fawler made a will dated 11 December 1781 in Walthamstow, Essex. She wished to be buried in the family vault at St Olave Hart St near her parents. She left her estate to her sister Harriott Long, then Harriott's children Mary, Harriott, John. She mentions her late sister Frances Fawler to whom she was executrix .... to be continued
Her last codicil makes provision for her kinswoman Mary Fawler now the wife of John Hooper second son to inherit her property at Walthamstow in case of the deaths of the others without issue. She added a codicil to her will on 11 July 1783. She added a codicil to her will on 5 October 1792. Plus 27 April 1793, 5 November 1793 and 22 September 1794.
     Mary died on 4 February 1797 in Walthamstow, Essex. She was buried on 13 February 1797 in St Olave, Hart St, London. Mary Amey Fawler, in the middle chancel.
     Her will was proved on 22 February 1797 at PCC.

Rebecca Fawler

(19 September 1715 - 10 August 1720)
     Rebecca Fawler was christened on 19 September 1715 in Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. She was the daughter of Thomas Fawler and Susanna Hulbert.
     Rebecca was buried on 10 August 1720 in Devonport, Devon.

Richard Fawler

(23 May 1630 - 13 July 1666)
     Richard Fawler was christened on 23 May 1630 in Chatham, Kent. He was the son of John Fawler and Beatrice Unknown (Fawler). Richard was a chirurgeon in Chatham, Kent.
Marriage banns for Richard Fawler and Ann Bunce were published after 28 February 1657 in Chatham, Kent. The banns were read on 14, 21 & 28 February.
     Richard Fawler married Ann Bunce on 16 March 1657/58 in Borden, Kent.
     Richard Fawler married Martha Bowes on 26 January 1662/63 in Chatham, Kent.
     Richard was buried on 13 July 1666 in St Mary, Chatham, Kent. Of the plague.
     The administration of his estate was granted to John Fawler on 12 November 1666 at the Rochester Consistory Court. Administration was granted to John Fawler & John Jefferies.

Children of Richard Fawler and Martha Bowes

Sarah Fawler

(6 May 1670 - before 11 May 1670)
     Sarah Fawler was christened on 6 May 1670 in Chatham, Kent. She was the daughter of Thomas Fawler and Mary Groome?
     Sarah died before 11 May 1670 in Chatham, Kent. She was buried on 11 May 1670 in Chatham.

Sarah Fawler

(15 July 1679 - before 1692?)
     Sarah Fawler was christened on 15 July 1679 in Chatham, Kent. She was the daughter of John Fawler and Sarah Page.
     Sarah died before 1692?. She was not mentioned in her father's will.
     Sarah Fawler married George Baynard on 7 December 1697 in Chatham, Kent.

Sarah Fawler

(before 1726 - after 1733)
     Sarah Fawler was born before 1726 in England. She was the daughter of Thomas Fawler and Susanna Hulbert.
     Sarah died after 1733.

Sarah Fawler

( - before 27 October 1778)
     Sarah Fawler was the daughter of George Fawler and Sarah Newson.
     Sarah died before 27 October 1778 in Deptford, Kent. She was buried on 27 October 1778 in St Paul, Deptford, Kent.

Sarah Mary Fawler

(15 March 1761 - )
     Sarah Mary Fawler was born on 15 March 1761 in London, England. She was the daughter of John Fawler and Elizabeth Keep. Sarah Mary Fawler was christened on 10 April 1761 in St Lawrence Jewry, London.
     Sarah Mary Fawler married George Walker before 1789.

son Fawler

(circa 1715? - before 1733)
     Son Fawler was born circa 1715? In London, England. He was the son of John Fawler and Mary Welsh.
     Son died before 1733.

Sophia Fawler

(1 April 1718 - )
     Sophia Fawler was christened on 1 April 1718 in St Olave, Hart St, London. Sophia, daughter of Mr John Fawler & Mrs Mary his wife was baptised. She was the daughter of John Fawler and Mary Welsh.

Sophia Fawler

(circa 1770 - before 3 November 1844)
     Sophia Fawler was born circa 1770 in London. She was the daughter of John Fawler and Elizabeth Keep.
     Sophia Fawler married John Dunn on 4 August 1795 in St Pancras, London. John Dunn, widower, & Sophia Fawler, spinster of St Mary Lambeth. Both signed in the presence of John Fawler & Eliza Toft?.
     Sophia Fawler married William Ball as her second husband, on 25 November 1804 in St Ethelberga, Bishopgate, London. Benjamin Ball, bachelor married Sophia Dunn, widow, both of this parish at St Ethelburga Bishopsgate by banns, 25 Nov 1804. He signed William Ball and she signed Sophia Dunn, in the presence of John Francis & Ann Smith.
     Sophia died before 3 November 1844. She was buried on 3 November 1844 in All Souls cemetery, Kensall Green, England. Sophia Ball of 129 Gt Portland St, St Marylebone aged 74.

Children of Sophia Fawler and William Ball

Susanna Fawler

(17 December 1721 - )
     Susanna Fawler was christened on 17 December 1721 in Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon. She was the daughter of Thomas Fawler and Susanna Hulbert. Susanna was an apprentice Michael Hatton, Citizen & Girdler, for £50 premium, Susannah, daughter of Thomas Fawler of Plymouth; 2/6 bond bond on 18 May 1737 in London, England.

Susannah Fawler

(20 August 1753 - )
     Susannah Fawler was born on 20 August 1753 in Rotherhithe, Surrey. She was the daughter of Henry Fawler and Ann Taylor. Susannah Fawler was christened on 14 September 1753 in St Mary, Rotherhithe.
     Susannah Fawler married Richard Pritchard in 1787 in St Martin in the Fields, London. Judith Harris wrote: He was a widower and had a child,Mary Ann Pritchard, by his first wife Ann. Mary Ann married William Clement, a shipwright at Deptford Docks, 1804 and they named their first child Mary Elizabeth Puckey Clement. They were mentioned in John Puckey's will, 1789 which led to the
Fawler connection. William Clement and Mary Ann named another child Susannah Fawler Clement. It was Fawler in memory of her step mother..

Thomas Fawler

(circa September 1623 - 5 January 1669/70)
     Thomas Fawler was born circa September 1623 in Chatham, Kent. He was the son of John Fawler and Beatrice Unknown (Fawler). Thomas Fawler was christened on 28 December 1623 in Chatham. Thomas was a chirurgeon.
     Thomas Fawler married Mary Groome? before 1658.
     Thomas was buried on 5 January 1669/70 in St Mary, Chatham, Kent.
     The administration of his estate was granted in January 1669/70 at the Rochester Consistory Court.

Children of Thomas Fawler and Mary Groome?

Thomas Fawler

(11 August 1673 - 20 November 1727)
     Thomas Fawler was christened on 11 August 1673 in Chatham, Kent. He was the son of George Fawler and Elizabeth Lunne. Thomas was servant to a shipwright in December 1688, in Chatham, Kent. He entered Chatham Yard as Servant to Matthew Hanch, Shipwright, in Dec 1688 (ADM 42/146). He was discharged in the 3rd quarter of 1693 (ADM 42/151). On 16 June 1697 Thomas Fawler entered Woolwich Yard as a shipwright, being discharged on 4 May 1698, when his wages were paid to Henry Hulbert (ADM 42/1852). A Warrant of
29 April 1698 had appointed "Thomas Fawler carpenter of the New Third Rate at Woolwich to be Master Carpenter of His Majesty's Ship the Northumberland" (ADM
6/5/18), and he entered the ship, then in Ordinary at Chatham, on 5 May 1698 (ADM 42.7). HMS Northumberland was discharged on 15 January 1701/2, and on 13 Feb following a Warrant appointed "Thomas Fawler Master Carpenter of the Northumberland to be Master Carpenter of His Majesty's Ship the Vanguard" (ADM
6/7/9). This ship was in Ordinary at Chatham when Thomas Fawler entered on 16 Feb 1701/2, succeeding William Wall, his wife's uncle (ADM 42/8). He was discharged from her on 9 Sep 1708 (ADM 42/9), following a Warrant of 24 Aug 1708 appointing "Thomas Fawler Carpenter of the Vanguard to be Master Carpenter of Her Majesty's Ship the Royal William" (ADM 6/8/181). HMS Royal William was in Ordinary at Portsmouth, and Thomas Fawler entered her on 10 Oct 1708, being discharged on 11 March following (ADM 42/1053), after a Warrant of 28 Feb 1708/9 appointing "Thomas Fawler Carpenter of the Royal William to be Master Caulker of Her Majesty's Yard at Plymouth" (ADM 6/10/37). He entered on 18 March 1708/9 at a salary of £80 p.a. (ADM 42/684), and held this position until he was discharged dead on 20 Nov 1727, his wages being paid to his widow Susannah. Thomas was a shipwright on 16 June 1697, in Woolwich, Kent. On 16 June 1697 Thomas Fawler entered Woolwich Yard as a shipwright, being discharged on 4 May 1698, when his wages were paid to Henry Hulbert. Thomas was Master Carpenter from 29 April 1698 to January 1701/2, in Chatham, Kent. A Warrant of 29 April 1698 appointed "Thomas Fawler carpenter of the New Third Rate at Woolwich to be Master Carpenter of His Majesty's Ship the Northumberland" (ADM 6/5/18), and he entered the ship, then in Ordinary at Chatham, on 5 May 1698 (ADM 42.7). HMS Northumberland was discharged on 15 January 1701/2.
     Thomas Fawler and Susanna Hulbert obtained a marriage licence on 24 January 1698/99 in London.
     Thomas Fawler married Susanna Hulbert, daughter of Henry Hulbert and Rebecca Unknown (Hulbert), on 28 January 1698/99 in St Swithin, London Stone, London. Mr Thomas Fawer, singleman & Mrs Susanna Hoalbert, singlewoman of Chatham in the county of Kent, both were marryed in the parish church of St Swiithin, London on the 28 day of February 1698/9. Thomas was Master carpenter of the Vanguard on 13 February 1701/2, in Chatham, Kent. On 13 Feb 1701/2 a Warrant appointed "Thomas Fawler Master Carpenter of the Northumberland to be Master Carpenter of His Majesty's Ship the Vanguard" (ADM 6/7/9). This ship was in Ordinary at Chatham when Thomas Fawler entered on 16 Feb 1701/2, succeeding William Wall, his wife's uncle (ADM 42/8). He was discharged from her on 9 Sep 1708 (ADM 42/9).. Thomas was Master carpenter on 24 August 1708, in Portsmouth, Hampshire. A Warrant of 24 Aug 1708 appointed "Thomas Fawler Carpenter of the Vanguard to be Master Carpenter of Her Majesty's Ship the Royal William" (ADM 6/8/181). HMS Royal William was in Ordinary at Portsmouth, and Thomas Fawler entered her on 10 Oct 1708, being discharged on 11 March following (ADM 42/1053). Thomas was a Master Caulker on 28 February 1708/9, in Plymouth, Devon. A Warrant of 28 Feb 1708/9 appointed "Thomas Fawler Carpenter of the Royal William to be Master Caulker of Her Majesty's Yard at Plymouth" (ADM 6/10/37). He entered on 18 March 1708/9 at a salary of £80 p.a. (ADM 42/684), and held this position until he was discharged dead on 20 Nov 1727, his wages being paid to his widow Susannah (ADM 42/692).
     Sacrament Certificates: 1717 - ref. QS/21/1717/91 - date: 1717 : Thomas Fawler, master caulker in HM Dockyard; Stoke Damerel.
     Thomas died on 20 November 1727 in Plymouth, Devon, aged 54. He was discharged dead on 20 Nov 1727, his wages being paid to his widow Susannah. He was buried on 23 November 1727 in Devonport, Devon.
     On 8 Oct 1740 John Flood, shipwright. Plymouth Dockyard. Petition for a servant having served his apprenticeship with Mr Fawler, Master caulker and late brother of John Fawler, Commissioner.

Children of Thomas Fawler and Susanna Hulbert

Thomas Fawler

(19 February 1687/88 - before 1692?)
     Thomas Fawler was christened on 19 February 1687/88 in Chatham, Kent. He was the son of John Fawler and Sarah Page.
     Thomas died before 1692?. He was not mentioned in his father's will of 1692. A Thomas Fawler of Oxfordshire had his will proved in November 1717 at the PCC (PROB11/560, sig 207).
     A Thomas Fawler married Elizabeth Chatterton on 12 March 1719/20 at All Hallows, London Wall.