John Bickley

(before 2 April 1780 - )
     John Bickley was born before 2 April 1780 in Fox Court, Holborn, London. He was christened on 2 April 1780 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. He was the son of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.

John Bickley

(before 1755? - )
     John Bickley was born before 1755?. He was the son of Benjamin? Bickley. John Bickley was listed in a directory dated 1784 as John Bickley, upholder at Theobalds Row, London. He and William Bickley were listed in a directory dated 1785 as John & William Bickley, stove grate makers at Vineyard Walk, Clerkenwell, London. There were no Bickleys in 1780-82 directories nor in 1786.
     The Stamford mercury 22 May 1789 reported the bankruptcy of: James McNaughton, of Coldbath fields, Mdx, iron founder, dealer & chapman, partner with John Bickley of Coalboath-Fields, Mdx, iron founder, dealer & chapman. John Bickley was listed in a directory dated from 1790 to 1792 as John Bickley, Iron founder at Dorrington St, Cold Bath Fields, London.
     The Times advertised on 8 Sep 1791: Phoenix Iron Foundry. To be disposed of. The lease of those valuable and extensive premises, situate in Dorrington-street, Cold bath Fields, together with implements, stock, etc. The premises have been considerably improved, at a great expence, and are in complete repar; consisting of an excellent dwelling-house, and every necessary convenience for carrying on the Foundry Business to a great extent, and are well adapted for any other kind of manufactory, 35 years of the lease unexpired. Enquire of Mr John Bickley, on the premises.
     The Times on the 3rd & 12th Feb 1795 reported: Gray's-Inn-Lane: to be peremptorily sold, by Mr Smith. At Garrawy's on Friday, Feb 13, ast 12 o'clock, by orders of the assignee of Mr John Bickley, iron-founder. A desirable leasehold estated, held by a term of 90 years, comprising a substantial well furnished dwelling house, with spacious warehouse and premises adjoining, eligibly situate on the west side of Gray's Inn Lane, near the capital improvemenets now carrying on in that neighbourhood. The house contains two handsome rooms on each floor, with a private entrance, and spaces for shop, an area, suitable offices and cellaring - To be viewed three days previous to the sale. Particulars may be had at Garraways and of Mr Smith, no. 62, Broad street.
     The Times reported from the London gazette 10 Feb 1795: Dividends: March 7. John Bickley, North-place, Gray's-inn-lane, whitesmith.

Juliet Bickley

(before 6 September 1770 - )
     Juliet Bickley was born before 6 September 1770 in Gray's Inn Lane, Holborn, London. She was christened on 6 September 1770 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.

Martha Bickley

(circa 1757 - 20 September 1817)
     Martha Bickley was born circa 1757 Her age at death was given as 59 which suggests a 1757 birth.
A John & Ann Darby baptised a daughter Martha on 15 Oct 1758
at St Paul's Shadwell, but she seems to be buried there on 14 Nov 1758, of Dean St.
A Martha Beckley was also baptised 13 May 1762 at St Dunstan Stepney, the daughter of Thomas & Mary.
Another Martha Bickley was baptised at Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire 25 May 1760 daughter of William & Mary. The daughter of Ben seems a possibility as her daughter (Mary Bickley/Hooper) had a son William Benjamin. She was the daughter of Benjamin? Bickley and Elizabeth Unknown (Bickley).
     Martha Bickley had a long term relationship with George Darby, son of Unknown Darby.
     In George Darby Bickley's will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London, Martha Bickley was named as heir; Whereas I George Darby Bickley of Friendly Place Castle Street by the will of my late father George Darby of Coleman Street am intitled to the sum of five hundred pounds and divers other sums subject to various ... circumstances ... I do by this my last will give and bequeath the same as follows and so ... ... and appoint Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southbank as my executor to whom I give twenty pounds for the trouble he may have in the .... hereof Also I give unto my executor all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both in possession and reversion in trust and on condition that he do pay and satisfy all my just debts, funeral expences and the proving this my will and out of the residue give unto my mother Martha Bickley within three months after my decease the sum of eighty pounds also to my sister Martha Darby Jennings ten pounds for her use and profit Also to my sister Mary Hooper the sum of ten pounds Also to my sister Ann Darby Bickley the sum of one hundred pounds free from all deductions whatsoever which sum I direct to be paid her within three months after my decease ... her being under the age of 21 ... and as to all the rest and residue of my estate and effects ... I give the same to my brother William Darby Bickley ... notwithstanding he may not have attained the age of 21years and I do hereby will and direct that my said executor shall and may reimburse himself.... this 16th day of February 1810.
     Martha Bickley made a will dated 3 September 1817. I Martha Bickley being of sound mind and body do make this my last will and testament I give & bequeath to my daughter Martha Jennings all my cloaths and to my son William Darby Bickley all the remainder of my property consisting of furniture plate linen china money etc. after paying my just debts and funeral expenses and my books - Martha Bickley - witness Elizth Pococke Witness D Stringer Chapel St Pentonville Sept 3 1817.
     Martha died on 20 September 1817 in 10 Featherstone St, City Rd, London. The City Rd Wesleyan Chapel records a Martha Darby died 20 Sep 1817, aged 59 years. [buried] 26 Sep, of no.10 Featherstone St, City Road. This seems likely as her son Mr George Bickley Darby as buried from there on 25th Sep 1810, along with Gabriel & Rebecca in 1797 & William in 1818. She was buried on 26 September 1817 in London.
     Her will was proved on 31 January 1818 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Proved at London 31 January 1818 by the oath of William Darby Bickley the son and the executor according to the tenor of the will.

Children of Martha Bickley and George Darby

Martha Darby Bickley

(say 1780 - 2 October 1820)
     Martha Darby Bickley was also known as Martha Darby in records. She was born illegitimate say 1780. She was the daughter of George Darby and Martha Bickley.
     Martha Darby married Joseph Jennings on 28 August 1798 in St Andrew's, Enfield, Middlesex. They were both single of this parish, signed Joseph Jennings & Martha Darby in the presence of John Jennings & Alexr Young. Martha Darby Bickley was listed in a directory dated between 1808 and 1810 as In 1809 & 1810 Darby, Jennings & Company are listed as Annatto & Sealing Wax manufacturers at Great Warren St, Coldbath Fields at Gt Warren Street, Coldbath Fields, London.
     In George Darby Bickley's will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London, Martha Darby Bickley was named as heir; Whereas I George Darby Bickley of Friendly Place Castle Street by the will of my late father George Darby of Coleman Street am intitled to the sum of five hundred pounds and divers other sums subject to various ... circumstances ... I do by this my last will give and bequeath the same as follows and so ... ... and appoint Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southbank as my executor to whom I give twenty pounds for the trouble he may have in the .... hereof Also I give unto my executor all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both in possession and reversion in trust and on condition that he do pay and satisfy all my just debts, funeral expences and the proving this my will and out of the residue give unto my mother Martha Bickley within three months after my decease the sum of eighty pounds also to my sister Martha Darby Jennings ten pounds for her use and profit Also to my sister Mary Hooper the sum of ten pounds Also to my sister Ann Darby Bickley the sum of one hundred pounds free from all deductions whatsoever which sum I direct to be paid her within three months after my decease ... her being under the age of 21 ... and as to all the rest and residue of my estate and effects ... I give the same to my brother William Darby Bickley ... notwithstanding he may not have attained the age of 21years and I do hereby will and direct that my said executor shall and may reimburse himself.... this 16th day of February 1810.
     Martha died on 2 October 1820. Martha Jennings, aged 39, of Plummer St. From 28 April 1829 Emma Jennings became a legatee of the will of George Darby. She was buried on 6 October 1820 in London.

Children of Martha Darby Bickley and Joseph Jennings

Mary [Darby] Bickley

(1 October 1784 - 11 October 1839)
     Mary [Darby] Bickley was also known as Darby in records. She was born illegitimate before 1 October 1784 in Blackfriars, London. She was christened on 1 October 1784 in St Ann Blackfriars, London. She was the daughter of George Darby and Martha Bickley.
     In George Darby's will dated 3 March 1804 in Coleman Street, London, Mary [Darby] Bickley was named as heir; He left the goodwill of his business and a box containing his recipe for making annatto to his children Mary & George.
This is the last will and testament of me George Darby of Coleman St in the City of London, Blue and Annatto manufacturer made this third day of March 1804 I give and bequeath to my brother John Darby and my sisters Elizabeth Williams and Mary Morris the sum of 10 guineas each for mourning to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease
And I direct that my executors hereinafter named do and shall within six months after my decease lay out the sum 100 pounds in the purchase of such articles of household furniture linen and wearing apparel as they shall think proper and shall deliver the articles so purchased to Martha Bickley who is now living with me for her own use and benefit
And I give and bequeath the good will of my trade or business of a manufacturer of Blue annatto and other articles and also a certain box marked (a) now in my possession wherein is deposited a certain receipt for making annatto together with such receipt and all other rects used or employed in carrying on my said trade unto Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southwark Oilman and William Bickley of Gt Russell St in the parish of St George Bloomsbury Mdx stove grate maker upon trust to permit and suffer my son George Darby Bickley and my daughter Mary Bickley or any person with whom she may happen to intermarry for and in lieu of her the said Mary Bickley to carry on the said trade as co-partners and to have receive and take the profits therefrom in equal shares until my said son George Darby Bickley shall attain the age of 21 years and immediately upon his attaining that age the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall stand possessed of the same upon trust for the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley in equal shares as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants to and for their own use and benefit
But in case either of them the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley shall happen to depart this life or shall refuse or decline to continue in the same trade and to carry on the same co-partners The said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall from the time of such refusal stand possessed of the same upon such trusts as are herinafter declared concerning the residue of my personal estate and effects And I direct that the said box marked "a" shall in no event be opened or inspected by any person or persons whomsoever save and except by the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley until the same shall be delivered to the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley for the purpose of being used and employed in their said joint trade
And I give and bequeath all my stock in trade and all my ready money securities for money goods chattels estate and effects whatsoever not herinbefore specifically disposed of unto the said Anthony Sterry and the said William Bickley upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to sell dispose of collect get in convert into money and thereout paying my just debts funeral expences and the expences of proving this my will and the several legacies herinbefore bequeathed upon the trusts following that is to say
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Upon Trust thereout within the space of twelve months after my decease to set apart and invest in the purchase of public or Government stocks or securities such sums as shall be sufficient to produce the several annuities of 25 pounds, 21 pounds 70 guineas and 50 pounds or in case they shall think proper to purchase absolutely from any person or persons four annuities of equal amount or any of them for the Lives of the several persons for whose lives the same are respectively hereinafter direct to be paid such annuities so purchased to be secured in such manner as my trustees shall think proper And upon further trust to pay the same annuities to the persons following
that is to say the said annuity of 25 pounds to my daughter Elizabeth King Poole widow for the life of her mother my wife Elizabeth Darby without such proportionable part as hereinafter mentioned with respect to the other annuitants
the said annuity of 21 pounds to my sister Elizabeth Williams of Bermondsey St widow for her life

the said annuity of 70 guineas to the said Martha Bickley for her life
and the said annuity of 50 pounds to Sarah Slodden the wife of Isaac Slodden (blank) for decease of the said annuitant such proportional parts of the stocks funds or securities so purchased not appropriated for the payment of the said annuities shall be considered part of the residue of my personal estate and I do hereby direct that in case the said Martha Bickley or Sus[anna]h Slodden or either of them shall transfer assign or otherwise part with either ... the said annuities hereinbefore directed to be paid them then in every such case the annunities to be paid to the person so assigning the same ... were actually dead...
Upon the trusts following that is to say as to two equal parts thereof the whole into 6 equal parts to be divided upon trust for my two sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley as when they attain the age of 21 years ... to pay the interest to my daughters Elizabeth King Poole, Martha Darby Jennings, Mary Bickley and Ann Darby Bickley respectivley...

and I do direct that from and after the decease of my said wife Elizabeth Darby the sum of one said trustees from the share which my said daughter Elizabeth King Poole and her children would otherwise be entitled to of and the residue of my personal estate
and I further declare it may be lawful for the trustees as they think proper to advance to Joseph Jennings the present husband of my daughter M D Jennings or to the husbands of any other daughters in case they should marry the monies... I appoint the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley executors of this my will and guardians of my said sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley until they shall respectively attain the age of 21 years and of my daughter Ann Darby Bickley until she shall attain that age or be married. Geo Darby.
Witnesses: Danl Renland, clerk to Mr Kibblewhite, Grays Inn Place - John Gibson Wilmot's Buildings Bere?

     Mary [Darby] Bickley married William Hooper, son of John Hooper and Mary Fawler, on 1 May 1804 in St Mary, Islington, London. William Hooper, bachelor of this parish & Mary Bickley, spinster of this parish, were married by banns, by Thomas Poole Hooper, AM, vicar of New Shoreham, Sussex. Both signed in the presence of John Hooper & John Parker.
     In George Darby Bickley's will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London, Mary [Darby] Bickley was named as heir; Whereas I George Darby Bickley of Friendly Place Castle Street by the will of my late father George Darby of Coleman Street am intitled to the sum of five hundred pounds and divers other sums subject to various ... circumstances ... I do by this my last will give and bequeath the same as follows and so ... ... and appoint Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southbank as my executor to whom I give twenty pounds for the trouble he may have in the .... hereof Also I give unto my executor all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both in possession and reversion in trust and on condition that he do pay and satisfy all my just debts, funeral expences and the proving this my will and out of the residue give unto my mother Martha Bickley within three months after my decease the sum of eighty pounds also to my sister Martha Darby Jennings ten pounds for her use and profit Also to my sister Mary Hooper the sum of ten pounds Also to my sister Ann Darby Bickley the sum of one hundred pounds free from all deductions whatsoever which sum I direct to be paid her within three months after my decease ... her being under the age of 21 ... and as to all the rest and residue of my estate and effects ... I give the same to my brother William Darby Bickley ... notwithstanding he may not have attained the age of 21years and I do hereby will and direct that my said executor shall and may reimburse himself.... this 16th day of February 1810.
     Mary died of apoplexy on 11 October 1839 in Finchley, London , aged 55. From 30 October 1840 J J Hooper, W B Hooper & E A Cox became legatees of the will of George Darby.

Children of Mary [Darby] Bickley and William Hooper

Phebe Bickley

(before 1 March 1778 - )
     Phebe Bickley was born before 1 March 1778 in Baldwins Gardens, Holborn, London. She was christened on 1 March 1778 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.

Rachel Bickley

(28 December 1767 - )
     Rachel Bickley was born before 28 December 1767 in Bell Court, Holborn, London. She was christened on 28 December 1767 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.

Rebecca Darby Bickley

(16 May 1787 - 15 July 1797)
     Rebecca Darby Bickley was born illegitimate before 16 May 1787 in Blackfriars, London. She was christened on 16 May 1787 in St Ann Blackfriars, London. She was the daughter of George Darby and Martha Bickley.
     Rebecca was buried on 15 July 1797 in City Road Chapel (Wesleyan), London.

Sarah Bickley

(16 March 1772 - 7 March 1833)
     Sarah Bickley was born before 16 March 1772 in Spread Eagle Court, Holborn, London. She was christened on 16 March 1772 in St Andrew, Holborn. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.
     Sarah Bickley married William Mannering on 19 October 1801 in St George, Bloomsbury, Camden. William Mannering of the parish of St Pancras in the county of Middlesex, bachelor and Sarah Bickley of this parish, spinster, were married in this church by licence this 19 Oct 1801. Both signed in the presence of W Bickley & S Bickley.
     Sarah was buried on 7 March 1833 in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London. Sarah Mannering, aged 56, of Trafalgaar Place, Kentish Town.

Child of Sarah Bickley and William Mannering

Sarah Bickley

(9 October 1750 - )
     Sarah Bickley was christened on 9 October 1750 in St Botolph Bishopsgate, London. She was the daughter of Benjamin? Bickley and Elizabeth Unknown (Bickley).

Sarah Bickley

(25 April 1749 - before October 1750)
     Sarah Bickley was christened on 25 April 1749 in St Botolph Bishopsgate, London. She was the daughter of Benjamin? Bickley and Elizabeth Unknown (Bickley).
     Sarah died before October 1750 in London.

William Bickley

(say 1740 - before 4 September 1809)
     The British Museum website lists:
John & William Bickley; also known as
Bickley, John & William; Bickley, John; Bickley, William; Bickley & Macnaughtan; Bickley & Compignes
Address: Phoenix Iron Foundry, Dorrington Street, Cold Bath Fields, London No.2, Berners Street, near Middlesex Hospital, London No.115, Great Russell Street, London
Trade cards in Heal Collection. Heal, 85.29 advertises "John Bickley, Phoenix Iron-Foundry...Great Variety of Reg. Pantheon & Bath-Stoves, Pedestal & Vase Stoves, Kithchen Ranges, &c: &c: All Sorts of Iron-Castings, in the neatest manner." Heal,85.32 advertises "Phoenix Foundery. Bickley & Macnaughtan, Iron-Founders, Dorrington Street...Great Variety of new Pattern, Register, Pantheon & Bath Stoves." Heal,85.30 advertises "J. & W. Bickley, near the Vine Yard, Cold Bath Fields, London, Make & Sell all sorts of Steel & Cast Iron Stoves, Grates, Register &c. in the newest taste & most reasonable terms. N.B. Smoak Tacks [sic] on the best principle, Iron doors, Book Cases, &c. Patent Register Stoves, an effectual Cure for Smoaky Chimnies. Kitchen Range. Fine Steel and Ornamental Stoves." Heal,85.31 advertises "William Bickley's Stove-Grate Ware-Rooms...A very large & elegant Assortment of Ornamental Steel & Japann'd Registers & Stove Grates. Warming Stoves on a New Principle. Kitchen Ranges, with Ovens of the best Constructions, Smoak-Jacks, Bath Stoves, &c." Heal's annotations on mount: "1793 Directory gives Wm. Berry, patent iron & steel stove manufacturers, Berners St. & Tabernacle Walk, Cold-bath Fields. 1802 Directory gives Wm. Bickley at 115 Great Russell St." Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.136) advertises "William Bickley's Stove-Grate Ware-Rooms, No.2 Berniers Street near Middlesex Hospital, Supplied from his Manufactory & Iron-Foundry, the back of Spa Chapel, Cold Bath Fields; A very large & elegant Assortment of Ornamental Steel & Japann'd Registers & Stove Grates, Warming Stoves, on a New Principle. Kitchen-Ranges, with Ovens of the best Constructions, Smoak-Jacks [sic], Bath-Stoves, &c." Trade card in Banks Collection (D,2.236) advertises "Bickley & Lardner Stove-Grate Makers & Furnishing Ironmongers... A very large & elegant Assortment of Ornamental Steel & Japann'd Register Stove Grates, with Warming Stoves, on a New Principle. Kitchen-Ranges, with [illegible] of the best Constructions, Smoak-Jacks, Bath [illegible], &c." On the verso is "Bickley & Lardner. Compleat [sic] Sets of Kitchen Furniture of Copper, Iron, Double block Tin, &c. Ranges with Ovens, Boilers, Ironing Stoves, &c." Trade card in Banks Collection (,2.967) advertises "Bickley & Compignes, Phoenix Iron Foundry, Dorrington Street, Cold Bath Fields, London. Great Variety of new Pattern Register, Pantheon & Bath Stoves."
. William Bickley was born say 1740. He was the son of Benjamin? Bickley.
     William Bickley married Ann Kitchen on 24 December 1762 in St James, Westminster. His marriages are just suppositions which don't even fit!. William Bickley and John Bickley were listed in a directory dated 1785 as John & William Bickley, stove grate makers at Vineyard Walk, Clerkenwell, London. There were no Bickleys in 1780-82 directories nor in 1786. William Bickley was listed in a directory dated from 1787 to 1791 as William Bickley at Coldbath Fields, London. He was listed in a directory dated 1790 as William Bickley, stove grate manufactory at Vinegar Walk, Clerkenwell, London.
     In May 1793, he advertised in The Times: Berner's Street, third door from Oxford-street, Portico in front - Bickley and Larder, Stove Grate manufacturers, iron-founders, and furnishing ironmongers....
     William Bickley married secondly Sarah Cann? on 16 December 1798?. A William Bickley, bachelor of this parish and Sarah Brown, spinster of the same, were married in this church by banns 23 Nov 1775. Both signed in the presence of Thomas Cousins and Hannah Bickley, at St Mary Islington.
A William Bickley of the parish of St George in the East, widower, and Sarah Cann of this parish, spinster had banns published 28 Oct - 11 Nov 1798 at St Bartholomew the Great, The marriage took place at St George in the East - William Bickley of this parish, widower and Sarah Cann of the parish of St Bartholomew the Great, London, spinster were married in this church by banns, 16 Dec 1798. He signed and she made her mark in the presence of Thos Inglesby & Thos Harmar Lacon? They had issue at the same time as Wiliam & Ann, so cannot be a second marriage.
     The London gazette advertised: Notice is hereby given that the partnership between William Bickley and John Lardner, of Berners' Street, Oxford Street, Mdx, stove grate manufacturers and furnishing ironmongers, was dissolved on the 15th day of December last by mutual consent and that the business in future will be carried on by the said John Lardner alone. 11 May 1799, William Bickley, John Lardner.
     Middlesex (to Wit) December Session, 1799: William Bickley of great Russell Street in the parish of Saint Giles in the fields in the County of Middlesex Iron Mongar Maketh Oath and Saith that he is in Occupation of a part of Certain held promises situate and being in Great Russell Street aforesaid and which he holds as Tenant thereof to David Sands of Pall Mall in the County of Middlesex Gentleman And this Deponent further saith the said David Sands did in or about the Month of April last past employ divers workmen to make some alteration and Buildings thereon And this Deponent further saith that to his knowledge and belief the said David Sands hath made many and repeated applications to John Hale Esq. of Charlotte Street Bloomsbury the district Surveyor to come and inspect and survey the said Alterations and repair according to the Directions of an not passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of his Present Majesty's King George the third Intitled the "Building not in order that the said Alterations and referein the said promises
in a few days And which information he this Deponent believes to be true And this Deponent further saith that although the said several applications and many others for the said purpose of coming to inspect the said Buildings had been made to the said John Hale and the said Notice in writing had as before mentioned been given he did not attend thereto and come and inspect the said works and buildings this Deponent further saith that many days after the said written Notice had been served he this Deponent saw the said John Hale passing by the said premises in Great Russell Street aforesaid where the said Building was began and that this Deponent went up to and stopped the said John Hale and at the Door of the said premises and in the presence and hearing of William Bickley and requested him the said John Hale to come in and examine the said Building but the said John Hele then execused himself from so doring at that time but promised he would in a few days or words to that or the like effect And this Deponent further saith that the said John Hele hath ever totally neglected evaded and refused to inspect the said Alterations and Buildings on which account Deponent and the Workman have desisted from continuing their said work And this Deponent also saith that the said Buildings and premises now and have been for several Months past in an unfinished state without a roof falling into decay to the material Injury and damage of this
Deponent. Sworn in Open Court this 7th. day of December 1799 Hall



might According to due from of Low come Thirty within the meaning of the said Not And this Deponent further saith that he remembers that one day the said John Hale was standing in the Door of the said Premises in Great Russell Street aforesaid whereon the said Attractions and repairs were going on when the said David Sands in the Presence and hearing of this Deponent went up to the said John Hale and requested him to come, into the Premises and examine the said Building but the said John Hele then excused himself from so doing at that time but Promised he would in a few days or in Words to that effect. Sworn in Court the seventh day of December 1799.
     William Bickley was possibly the brother of Martha Bickley as trustee and executor of George Darby's will and guardian to their children - he was described as Stovegrate maker, of Gt Russell St. in the parish of St George Bloomsbury Middlesex.
In 1790 a Samuel Bickley married 6 April at St George Hanover Square, London.
1790 Directory: Bickley, Thomas, clock & watchmaker 195 Ratcliffe Hwy.
Ditto, woollen draper 22 Cloth fair Smithfield.
George & Co. wholesale medicine warehouse, Gt Surrey St., Blackfriars.
1794 Bickley,Thomas, woollen draper, 22 Cloth Fair, Smithfield.
By 1846 there are three Bickleys listed in Kelly's PO Directory: George, Solicitor, 5 Barge Yard, Bucklersbury; James, chandler's shop, 15 Earl Street east, Lisson Grove and Samuel, insurance broker, Lloyds. Samuel is also listed in the court section as Esquire, 11 Albion Grove, Thnhl rd.
Samuel & Ann Bickley had a son Benjamin William Bickley baptised 5 Feb 1823. William Bickley was listed in a directory dated 1800 as Bickley & Lardner, stove grate makers at 2 Berners St, Oxford St, London. He and Sarah Cann? witnessed William Mannering and Sarah Bickley's wedding on 19 October 1801 in St George, Bloomsbury, Camden.
     In George Darby's will dated 3 March 1804 in Coleman Street, London, William Bickley was named as executor of the estate. He was listed in a directory dated 1804 as stove & grate makers at 115 Gt Russell St, St George, Bloomsbury, London.
     William Bickley made a will dated 14 August 1806 in Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London. His will mentions his wife Sarah, daughter Sarah and her husband William Mannering and their son Bickley Mannering, a minor.I William Bickley of Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury in the county of Middlesex ... bequeath unto my beloved wife Sarah Bickley all [property] in ... Street, in Fitzroy Square, Middlesex... and bequeath unto my son in law the said William Mannering... my daughter Sarah Mannering... He added a codicil to his will on 13 December 1808? In Trafalgar, Kentish Town, London. He mentions his grandson Bickley Mannering.
     William died before 4 September 1809 in London. He was buried on 4 September 1809? In Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London. William Bickley, aged 57, brought from Mary le bone,4 Sept 1809.
     His will was proved on 13 December 1809 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. He was listed in a directory dated from 1814 to 1819 as a furnishing ironmonger at 115 Gt Russell St, Bloomsbury, London. Presumably his son-in-law carried on the business in Bickley's name.

Children of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen

Children of William Bickley and Sarah Cann?

William Bickley

(15 November 1773 - )
     William Bickley was born before 15 November 1773 in Spread Eagle Court, Holborn, London. He was christened on 15 November 1773 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. He was the son of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.

William Bickley

(13 April 1783 - )
     William Bickley was christened on 13 April 1783 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. He is not mentioned in his father's will dated 1804. He was the son of William Bickley and Sarah Cann?

William Bickley

(before 30 June 1765 - before 1773?)
     William Bickley was born before 30 June 1765 in Brook's Market, Holborn, London. He was christened on 30 June 1765 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. He was the son of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.
     William died before 1773?.

William Bickley

(circa 1756 - before 11 August 1820)
     William Bickley was born circa 1756.
     William died before 11 August 1820 in London. He was buried on 11 August 1820 in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London.

William Darby Bickley

(28 November 1794 - 14 June 1818)
     William Darby Bickley was christened on 28 November 1794 in St Ann Blackfriars, London. He was the son of George Darby and Martha Bickley.
     In George Darby's will dated 3 March 1804 in Coleman Street, London, William Darby Bickley was named as heir; He left the goodwill of his business and a box containing his recipe for making annatto to his children Mary & George.
This is the last will and testament of me George Darby of Coleman St in the City of London, Blue and Annatto manufacturer made this third day of March 1804 I give and bequeath to my brother John Darby and my sisters Elizabeth Williams and Mary Morris the sum of 10 guineas each for mourning to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease
And I direct that my executors hereinafter named do and shall within six months after my decease lay out the sum 100 pounds in the purchase of such articles of household furniture linen and wearing apparel as they shall think proper and shall deliver the articles so purchased to Martha Bickley who is now living with me for her own use and benefit
And I give and bequeath the good will of my trade or business of a manufacturer of Blue annatto and other articles and also a certain box marked (a) now in my possession wherein is deposited a certain receipt for making annatto together with such receipt and all other rects used or employed in carrying on my said trade unto Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southwark Oilman and William Bickley of Gt Russell St in the parish of St George Bloomsbury Mdx stove grate maker upon trust to permit and suffer my son George Darby Bickley and my daughter Mary Bickley or any person with whom she may happen to intermarry for and in lieu of her the said Mary Bickley to carry on the said trade as co-partners and to have receive and take the profits therefrom in equal shares until my said son George Darby Bickley shall attain the age of 21 years and immediately upon his attaining that age the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall stand possessed of the same upon trust for the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley in equal shares as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants to and for their own use and benefit
But in case either of them the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley shall happen to depart this life or shall refuse or decline to continue in the same trade and to carry on the same co-partners The said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall from the time of such refusal stand possessed of the same upon such trusts as are herinafter declared concerning the residue of my personal estate and effects And I direct that the said box marked "a" shall in no event be opened or inspected by any person or persons whomsoever save and except by the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley until the same shall be delivered to the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley for the purpose of being used and employed in their said joint trade
And I give and bequeath all my stock in trade and all my ready money securities for money goods chattels estate and effects whatsoever not herinbefore specifically disposed of unto the said Anthony Sterry and the said William Bickley upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to sell dispose of collect get in convert into money and thereout paying my just debts funeral expences and the expences of proving this my will and the several legacies herinbefore bequeathed upon the trusts following that is to say
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Upon Trust thereout within the space of twelve months after my decease to set apart and invest in the purchase of public or Government stocks or securities such sums as shall be sufficient to produce the several annuities of 25 pounds, 21 pounds 70 guineas and 50 pounds or in case they shall think proper to purchase absolutely from any person or persons four annuities of equal amount or any of them for the Lives of the several persons for whose lives the same are respectively hereinafter direct to be paid such annuities so purchased to be secured in such manner as my trustees shall think proper And upon further trust to pay the same annuities to the persons following
that is to say the said annuity of 25 pounds to my daughter Elizabeth King Poole widow for the life of her mother my wife Elizabeth Darby without such proportionable part as hereinafter mentioned with respect to the other annuitants
the said annuity of 21 pounds to my sister Elizabeth Williams of Bermondsey St widow for her life

the said annuity of 70 guineas to the said Martha Bickley for her life
and the said annuity of 50 pounds to Sarah Slodden the wife of Isaac Slodden (blank) for decease of the said annuitant such proportional parts of the stocks funds or securities so purchased not appropriated for the payment of the said annuities shall be considered part of the residue of my personal estate and I do hereby direct that in case the said Martha Bickley or Sus[anna]h Slodden or either of them shall transfer assign or otherwise part with either ... the said annuities hereinbefore directed to be paid them then in every such case the annunities to be paid to the person so assigning the same ... were actually dead...
Upon the trusts following that is to say as to two equal parts thereof the whole into 6 equal parts to be divided upon trust for my two sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley as when they attain the age of 21 years ... to pay the interest to my daughters Elizabeth King Poole, Martha Darby Jennings, Mary Bickley and Ann Darby Bickley respectivley...

and I do direct that from and after the decease of my said wife Elizabeth Darby the sum of one said trustees from the share which my said daughter Elizabeth King Poole and her children would otherwise be entitled to of and the residue of my personal estate
and I further declare it may be lawful for the trustees as they think proper to advance to Joseph Jennings the present husband of my daughter M D Jennings or to the husbands of any other daughters in case they should marry the monies... I appoint the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley executors of this my will and guardians of my said sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley until they shall respectively attain the age of 21 years and of my daughter Ann Darby Bickley until she shall attain that age or be married. Geo Darby.
Witnesses: Danl Renland, clerk to Mr Kibblewhite, Grays Inn Place - John Gibson Wilmot's Buildings Bere?

     In George Darby Bickley's will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London, William Darby Bickley was named as heir; Whereas I George Darby Bickley of Friendly Place Castle Street by the will of my late father George Darby of Coleman Street am intitled to the sum of five hundred pounds and divers other sums subject to various ... circumstances ... I do by this my last will give and bequeath the same as follows and so ... ... and appoint Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southbank as my executor to whom I give twenty pounds for the trouble he may have in the .... hereof Also I give unto my executor all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both in possession and reversion in trust and on condition that he do pay and satisfy all my just debts, funeral expences and the proving this my will and out of the residue give unto my mother Martha Bickley within three months after my decease the sum of eighty pounds also to my sister Martha Darby Jennings ten pounds for her use and profit Also to my sister Mary Hooper the sum of ten pounds Also to my sister Ann Darby Bickley the sum of one hundred pounds free from all deductions whatsoever which sum I direct to be paid her within three months after my decease ... her being under the age of 21 ... and as to all the rest and residue of my estate and effects ... I give the same to my brother William Darby Bickley ... notwithstanding he may not have attained the age of 21years and I do hereby will and direct that my said executor shall and may reimburse himself.... this 16th day of February 1810.
     William Darby Bickley married S Prouse before 1818. On 27 October 1829 she became a legatee of George Darby, as relict of the late William D Bickley.
     William died on 14 June 1818 in London, aged 23. He was buried on 18 June 1818 in City Road Chapel (Wesleyan), London.

Mary Bidwell (Scot)

( - 2 July 1781)
     Mary Bidwell (Scot) married Andrew Armstrong, son of William Armstrong and Rebecca Henzell, before 1764. See Burke p. 347 for their issue.
     Mary died on 2 July 1781.

Cecily Bigod

(circa 1086 - )
     Cecily Bigod married William D'Aubigne (Brito I), son of Patriarch D'Aubigne.
     She was of Belvoir. K S B Keats-Roahan wrote in Prosopon no. 9 (July 1998): In 1129 the sole surviving issue of Robert de Tosny were his younger daughters Adelisa Bigod and Agnes de Beaufour, who was then already married to Hubert de Ryes. At that date his Bigod granddaughter Matilda de Albini was probably already dead and her sister Gunnor not long removed from her second marriage to Haimo de St Clair. Of their siblings, only Hugh Bigod and Cecilia, then wife of William de Albini Brito, survived. The Carta returned by Hugh Bigod in 1166 shows him holding the fee of his aunt Albreda de Insula.[15] At the same date William de Albini Brito II held the fee of Belvoir. The conclusion from this must be that Adelisa succeeded Albreda in the fees of both Berengar and Robert de Tosny as next surviving sister. When she in her turn died she left issue of both sexes. Her sole surviving son Hugh succeeded his aunt Albreda - and by extension, her eldest brother Berengar - as heir both to Berengar's tenancy-in-chief in Lincolnshire and the Norman lands of Robert de Tosny of Belvoir. His tenancy of Robert's Norman lands is shown in a Norman record of 1172 where he is named as holding land of the fee of Conches and Tosny.[16] More important in terms of size in England, the lordship of Belvoir was nonetheless the lesser of the two Tosny lordships because it as not associated with their Norman heritage. As the inheritance of a woman married to an important tenant-in-chief it could be expected to pass to one of her younger children and not her husband's principal male heir. Since she had no surviving younger sons after 1120, the devolution of Belvoir to one of her daughters was inevitable. Gunnor and Matilda had long since been provided for from their father's inheritance by the time, after c. 1115/1118, that Adelisa succeeded to Belvoir. Consequently it was the youngest daughter Cecilia - quite probably a mere infant at her father's death in 1107 - who became her mother's heiress. She was, of course , an heiress whose marriage could advantageously be used to reward one of the king's loyal new men. Cecilia's marriage to William de Albini Brito has been said to have occurred as early as 1107 on the basis of a Belvoir charter given by Ralph de Raines and attested by Roger Bigod, but it certainly took place much later. The Belvoir charter just mentioned probably begins to the early 1140s . It was attested by William de Albini senior and his wife Cecilia, their son William junior, Roger Bigot, Robert de Toteneio, Ralph de Albeneio and others.[17] Since William, Robert and Ralph were certainly sons of William and Cecilia it is clear that Roger Bigod was also, as is confirmed by the order of their sons William, Robert, Roger, listed in the Thorney Liber vitae (BL Add, 40,000, fol. 2r). Cecily Bigod was born circa 1086. She was the daughter of Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk and Adeliza de Tosny.

Children of Cecily Bigod and William D'Aubigne (Brito I)

Hugh Bigod 1st Earl of Norfolk

     Hugh Bigod 1st Earl of Norfolk was the son of Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk and Adeliza de Tosny.

Child of Hugh Bigod 1st Earl of Norfolk

Hugh Bigod Earl of Norfolk

( - 1177)
     Hugh Bigod Earl of Norfolk was the son of Robert le Bigod de Loges.
     His father Roger came from Normandy, France, being Seigneur of Les Loges, Calvados, arr.Vire, cant. Aunay-sur-Odon. From Keats-Rohan's "Domesday People", pub 1999 by The Boydell Press, pp. 396-8.

Hugh Bigod, 1st Earl of Norfolk, rebelled against Henry II in 1174 (CP 9:584-5: "On 24 July Henry encamped at Sileham, and next day Hugh surrendered and did homage...in 1176 the King destroyed Hugh's castles of Framlingham and Bungay, Hugh himself seems to have remained quiescent until his death in the following year.), so suffered the consequences of failure (he died in 1177), and it was not until 1189 that his son Roger was restored as Earl of Norfolk.
     Hugh died in 1177.

Maud Bigod

(circa 1088 - )
     Maud Bigod married William d'Aubigne Pincerna. They were the parents of William d'Aubigny, 1st Earl of Lincoln and 1st Earl of Arundel (c. 1109 – 25 Sep 1176), also known as William d'Albini. Maud Bigod was born circa 1088. She was the daughter of Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk and Adeliza de Tosny.

Robert le Bigod de Loges

     Robert le Bigod de Loges was born in Normandy, France.
     He was among those who were awarded lands in recognition of their loyalty and success with William 'The Conqueror'. He was called Robert le Bigod de Loges who had held lands in Normandy at Malitot, Chanon and Loges, all in Calvados. He had gained the favour of William after disclosing the intended treachery of William of Mortain, being appointed Seneschal in William's household. Both Robert and his son Roger appear to have fought at the Battle of Hastings.

Children of Robert le Bigod de Loges

Roger Bigod 2nd Earl of Norfolk

(circa 1150 - )
     Roger Bigod 2nd Earl of Norfolk was born circa 1150. He was the son of Hugh Bigod 1st Earl of Norfolk.
     Roger Bigod 2nd Earl of Norfolk married Ida de Tosny, daughter of Radulph/Ralph/Raoul (5) de Tosny and Marguerite de Beaumont.

Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk

(circa 1045 - 9 September 1107)
     Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk was born circa 1045 in Normandy. Vavasor in Les Loges & Savenay; lord of Framlingham ca 1101, sheriff of Suffolk 1072–1075/81, 1086 & 1101/07, sheriff of Norfolk 1086 & 1100–1107, a royal steward. He was the son of Robert le Bigod de Loges.
     He served at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 in Hastings, Sussex. Roger received the forfeited estates of Ralph de Guader, Earl of Norfolk, and by 1086 was in possession of 6 Lordships in Essex, 117 in Suffolk, including Bngay Castle, and 13 in Cheshire. He then served as King's Dapifer or steward under William Rufus and HenryI form who he received the manor of Framlingham where he improved and strengthened the castle to make it his main stronghold. In 1103 Roger founded the Abbey of Whelford in Norfolk where he was buried..
     Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk married Adeliza de Tosny, daughter of Robert de Tosny and Adelais, before 1085. Roger was previously believed to have married firstly an "Adelaide (Adelidis)" of unknown parentage, and secondly Alice de Toeny (CP ix 577, 578).
But Keats-Rohan, "Domesday Descendants", p. 396, argues that these are both the same woman, and lists sons Hugh, William and Humphrey and daughters Cecilia, two Matildas and Gunnora (no Jane)
.
     Roger died on 9 September 1107 in Earsham, Norfolk. He was succeeded by his eldest son William who was appointed steward to the household of Henry I. Unfortunately his mother Lady Framlingham and her charge, Henry I, son Prince William and William were all drowned when the 'White ship" in which they were travelleing form the continent foundered in a severe storm on 26 November 1120. He was buried in the Cathedral, Norwich, Norfolk.
     K S B Keats-Roahan in Prosopon no. 9 wrote: The elder of Robert de Tosny's younger daughters was Adelisa, wife of Roger Bigod at his death in 1107. It is probable that Roger was married only once, although he is usually credited with two wives of the same name on the inconclusive evidence of a pro anama clause in a charter of his son William.[11] Roger and his wife Adelisa gave charter for Rochester priory which referred to their sons and daughters and was attested by their children William, Humphrey, Gunnor and Matilda.[12] This charter tellingly refers to King Henry, making it highly unlikely that Roger acquired a second wife and second family before his death in 1107. It is likely that Rogers' children were born from the late 1090s onwards, and that the youngest of them were Hugh and Cecilia.[13] Roger's daughters Gunnor and Matilda were married soon after 1107. Gunnor's marriage to Robert fitz Swein of Essex had perhaps been arranged by her father. Matilda was married to William de Albini pincerna by Henry I who bestowed 10 Bigod fees on her as a marriage portion. The marriages certainly took place before Adelisa de Tosny became the heiress to Belvoir on the death without issue of her eldest sister Albreda, some time between 1115/18 and 1129, when Adelisa, as widow of Roger Bigod, accounted for her father's land of Belvoir.

Children of Roger Bigod Earl of Norfolk and Adeliza de Tosny

Rebecca Billilng

     Rebecca Billilng married Richard Ruby on 31 March 1806 in Devonport, Stoke Damerel, Devon. Richard Ruby, boatswain of HMS La Resolue? & Rebecca Billing of this parish were married by banns. They both signed in the presence of Alexander & Elizabeth Murray.

Henry Billingsley

( - 22 November 1606)
     Henry Billingsley was born in London. He was a son of William Billingsley, haberdasher and assaymaster of London, and his wife, Elizabeth Harlowe. Wikipedia states: He entered St. John's College, Cambridge, in 1551,[1] and also studied at Oxford, where, under the tutelage of a former Augustinian friar named Whytehead, he developed an interest in mathematics. He did not take a degree but apprenticed to a London merchant. He became a haberdasher, becoming a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers by patrimony in 1560, He was married 5 times.
     Henry Billingsley married Mary Killigrew, daughter of Sir John Killigrew and Mary Wolverston, on 24 February 1602/3 in St Katharine Coleman, London. Henry Billingsley, esquire & Mary Killigrew , married by licence 24 Feb 1602.
     Henry died on 22 November 1606 in London, England.

Catherine Elizabeth Bills

(December 1860 - )
     Catherine Elizabeth Bills's birth was registered in the quarter ending in December 1860 in Lambeth, Surrey. She was the daughter of George Bills and Catherine Wafford. George and Catherine were listed as the children of George Bills in the 1861 census in 30 Portsmouth Place, Lambeth, Surrey.

Emmeline Bills

     Emmeline Bills married Edward Melville Ryther in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.

Child of Emmeline Bills and Edward Melville Ryther