Benjamin Bickley

(25 June 1766 - )
     Benjamin Bickley was christened on 25 June 1766 in Bilston, Staffordshire, England. He was the son of William Bickley and Sarah Homer.

Benjamin? Bickley

(before 1720 - )
     Benjamin? Bickley was born before 1720.
Benjamin? Bickley married Elizabeth Unknown (Bickley).

Children of Benjamin? Bickley and Elizabeth Unknown (Bickley)

Children of Benjamin? Bickley

Elizabeth Bickley

(20 September 1782 - )
     Elizabeth Bickley was born before 20 September 1782 in Fox Court, Holborn, London. She was christened on 20 September 1782 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.

Elizabeth Bickley

(7 October 1781 - )
     Elizabeth Bickley was christened on 7 October 1781 in St Andrew Holborn, London. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Sarah Browne.

Elizabeth Bickley

(20 August 1767 - )
     Elizabeth Bickley was christened on 20 August 1767 in Bilston, Staffordshire, England. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Sarah Homer.

Gabriel Darby Bickley

(15 February 1797 - 24 July 1797)
     Gabriel Darby Bickley was born illegitimate before 15 February 1797 in Blackfriars, London. He was christened on 15 February 1797 in St Ann Blackfriars, London. He was the son of George Darby and Martha Bickley.
     Gabriel was buried on 24 July 1797 in City Road Chapel (Wesleyan), London. Gabriel Darby of Holloway, aged 6 months.

George Darby Bickley

(8 May 1789 - 20 February 1810)
     George Darby Bickley was born illegitimate before 8 May 1789 in Blackfriars, London. He was christened on 8 May 1789 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, George Darby Bickley was named as heir. An unknown person was an annatto & sealing wax manufacturer between 1808 and 1810, in London. He inherited his father's business goodwill & secret recipe for anatto. Note in the 1822-3 directory: Geo Darby, Barge & boat builders, City Canal, Limehouse.
George Darby Bickley and Joseph Jennings were listed in a directory dated between 1808 and 1810 as Darby, Jennings & Co at Gt Warren Street, Coldbath Fields, London. George Darby left the goodwill of his business and a box containing his recipe for making annatto to his children Mary & George. In 1809 & 1810 Darby, Jennings & Co. are listed as Annatto & Sealing wax manufacturers at Great Warren St, Coldbath Fields.
     George Darby Bickley made a will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London. 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.
     George died on 20 February 1810 in Friendly Place, London, aged 20.
     His will was proved on 22 February 1810 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. He was buried on 25 February 1810 in City Rd Chapel, London. Mr Geo Bickley Darby died 20 Feby 1810, aged 21 years. No. 1 Friendly Place, City Road, buried 25th. Thos Charles undertaker, 5 Ball Alley, Lombard Street, pd 1 guinea.

Hannah Bickley

(before 4 October 1775 - )
     Hannah Bickley was born before 4 October 1775 in Spread Eagle Court, Holborn, London. She was christened on 4 October 1775 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.

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.
John Bickley 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 1790 as From 1790, he was listed as an iron founder & metal worker at Dorrington St, Coldbath Fields, London.
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.
John Bickley was declared bankrupt in January 1796 in Middesex. John Bickley now or late of North Place, Gray's Inn, Mdx, whitesmith, dealer and chapman, at Guildhall , London.

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.

Margaret Bickley

(24 May 1771 - )
     Margaret Bickley was christened on 24 May 1771 in Bilston, Staffordshire, England. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Sarah Homer.

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.
Yet another was baptised on 15 March 1758 at St Philip's Birmingham, daughter of Wiliam & Elizabeth. She was the daughter of Benjamin? Bickley and Elizabeth Unknown (Bickley).
     Martha Bickley had a long term relationship with George Darby, son of George? Darby.
     In George Darby Bickley's will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London, Martha Bickley was named as heir.
     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 1781 - 2 October 1820)
     Martha Darby Bickley was also known as Martha Darby in records. She was born illegitimate say 1781. 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 witnessed Isaac Slodden and Susanna Darby?/Townsend?'s wedding before 1804.
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.
     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 City Rd Wesleyan Chapel, London. Martha Jennings died the 2nd October, aged 39 of Plummer St, no. 33.

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.
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.
     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 - )
     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

(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.

Sarah Bickley

(20 June 1779 - 7 March 1833)
     Sarah Bickley was born on 20 June 1779 in Holborn. Sarah Bickley, daughter of Willm Bickley and Sarah Bickly his wife, who was daughter of Nicholas Browne, was born in Shoe Lane, in the parish of St Andrews Holborn, in the Cityof London this twentieth day of June, 1779 at whose birth we were present: Eliz Bickley & Susanna Browne. Registered at Dr Williams Library. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Sarah Browne.
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 Bickley was mentioned in the will of William Bickley dated 14 August 1806.
     Sarah was buried on 7 March 1833 in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London. Sarah Mannering, aged 56, of Trafalgar Place, Kentish Town.

Child of Sarah Bickley and William Mannering

William Bickley

(before 1740 - 1789)
     William Bickley was born before 1740. He was the son of Benjamin? Bickley.
William Bickley married Ann Kitchen on 24 December 1762 in St James, Westminster. Much confusion with the Wm & Sarah Bickleys.
     William died in 1789 in Spa Fields, London. He may be the William Bickley died/buried at the Countess of Huntongdon's Connexion burial ground at Spa Filds, Clerkenwell, aged 60, of St Andrews Holborn. Others buried there were: Elizabeth on 11 Jun 1793 aged 73 of St Bartholomews; Mary on 27 Feb 1793, of St James Westminster; Sarah on 16 Jun 1813 aged 33, of St Andrews Holborn..
William Bickley married secondly Sarah Cann? on 16 December 1798? In London. 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? The dating seems unlikely.

Children of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen

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. Which William & Sarah?. He was the son of William Bickley and Sarah Browne.

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 resided at 26 Goswell St, London.
     William died before 11 August 1820 in London. He was buried on 11 August 1820 in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London.

William Bickley

(circa 1752 - before 4 September 1809)
     William Bickley was also known as William Bickley (Nonconformist) in records. He was born circa 1752. He was the son of Benjamin? Bickley.
William Bickley married Sarah Browne, daughter of Nicholas Browne, on 23 November 1775 in St Mary, Islington, Middlesex. 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..
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.
William Bickley 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....
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
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William Bickley was possibly the brother of Martha Bickley as he was 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 on 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. Kent's directory also listed them separately: Willliam Bickley, stove grate maker,115 Gt Russell St, Bloomsbuy at 2 Berners St, Oxford St, London.
William Bickley and Sarah Browne witnessed William Mannering and Sarah Bickley's wedding on 19 October 1801 in St George, Bloomsbury, Camden. He witnessed George Darby's will dated 3 March 1804 in Coleman Street, London.
William Bickley 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.
William Bickley 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.
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, Kitchen 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 (D, 2.967) advertises "Bickley & Compignes, Phoenix Iron Foundry, Dorrington Street, Cold Bath Fields, London. Great Variety of new Pattern Register, Pantheon & Bath Stoves."
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Children of William Bickley and Sarah Browne

William Bickley

(1 July 1735 - )
     William died in Bilston, Staffordshire, England. He was christened on 1 July 1735 in Bilston, Staffordshire.
William Bickley married Sarah Homer on 30 May 1765 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England.
     William Bickley made a will dated 14 October 1799 in Bilston, Staffordshire. 1] In the name of God Amen
2] I William Bickley of Bilston in the County of Stafford
3] Ironmaster
being of sound and disposing mind
4] memory and understanding praised be God for the
5] same do make ordain and publish this my last Will
6] and Testament in manner and form following (that
7] is to say) First I will order and direct that all my
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1] just debts Legacies and Funeral Charges be fully
2] paid and satisfied Also I give and bequeath unto
3] my beloved Wife Sarah Bickley for her own use
4] and benefit and to be at her own disposal all my
5] Household Goods bedding Plate Linnen and China and
6] all other Household Effects which shall be in and about
7] my dwelling House at the time of my decease Also I
8] give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Bickley
9] the Sum of One thousand and Five hundred Pounds to
10] be paid her within twelve Months next after my
11] decease with Interest for the same from the time of my
12] death after the rate of Four Pounds and ten shillings
13] Per Centum Per Annum Also I give and bequeath
14] unto Ambrose Tibbatts of Aston in the County of Salop
15] Gentleman and my Nephew Benjamin Bickley of
16] the City of Bristol Merchant
the Sum of One thousand
17] and five hundred Pounds to be paid within twelve Months
18] next after my decease with Interest for the same from
19] the time of my death after the rate of Four Pounds
20] and ten Shillings Per Centum Per Annum In Trust
21] nevertheless that they the said Ambrose Tibbatts and
22] and my said Nephew Benjamin Bickley or the Survivor
23] of them or the Executors or Administrators of such
24] Survivor do and shall pay the Interest of the said
25] Sum of One thousand and Five hundred Pounds from
26] time to time as they shall receive the same unto
27] my said Wife Sarah Bickley and her Assigns for
28] and during the term of her natural life for her own
29] use and benefit and for that purpose I direct that
30] the said Ambrose Tibbatts and my said Nephew
31] Benjamin Bickley or the Survivor of them or the
32] Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall and
33] do put place and continue the same out at Interest
34] on Real or Government Security and the same or any
35] part thereof to call in and replace out at Interest as
36] Occasion shall require and from and after the decease
37] of my said Wife Sarah Bickley then I direct the said
38] Ambrose Tibbatts and my said Nephew Benjamin
39] Bickley or the Survivor of them or the Executors or
40] Administrators of such Survivor shall pay apply
41] and dispose of the said principal Sum of One thousand
42] and Five hundred Pounds or so much thereof as shall
43] or may be necessary in Aid of the other Legacies
44] by me hereinafter given and bequeathed in case
45] they shall not be all paid off in my said Wifes life
46] time but if the same shall be then discharged then
47] to pay the same or so much thereof as shall not
48] be wanted to pay off and discharge such Legacies
49] in manner as I have hereinafter given and disposed
50] of the Residue of my Personal Estate Also I give
51] and bequeath unto my Son John Bickley the Sum
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1] of two thousand pounds to be paid him within
2] twelve Months next after my decease in case he
3] shall then have attained his Age of twenty One
4] Years but in Case he shall be then under that Age
5] then on his attaining that Age and I direct that
6] Interest for the said Legacy shall be paid from the
7] time of my decease until the same shall be paid at
8] the rate of four Pounds and ten Shillings per Centum
9] Per Annum such Interest or a Competent part thereof
10] in the mean time to be applied in the Education
11] and bringing up of my said Son John Bickley Also
12] I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah
13] Bickley and to the said Ambrose Tibbatts and Benjamin
14] Bickley the Sum of One Thousand Pounds In Trust
15] nevertheless that in case my said son John Bickley
16] shall make it appear at the expiration of three years
17] after he shall have received his aforesaid Legacy of
18] two thousand pounds that he has improved the same
19] and my said Trustees shall be fully convinced that he
20] will apply the same said Sum of One thousand Pounds to
21] advantage and not waste or lessen the same then to
22] pay my said Son John Bickley the said Sum of One
23] Thousand Pounds for his own use and benefit but in
24] Case my said Son shall not succeed in Business and
25] improve the said Sum of two thousand Pounds and
26] convince my said Trustees thereof then I direct my said
27] Trustees to pay the Interest of the said Sum of One
28] thousand Pounds unto and for the Use of my said Son
29] John Bickley in such manner as they shall or may
30] in their discretion think proper and to divide the
31] principal equally amongst his Children after his
32] decease in case he shall have any Children him
33] Surviving but if my said Son John Bickley shall die
34] without Issue then the said Sum of One thousand
35] Pounds to go to and to be equally divided unto and
36] amongst my three Grandaughters Margaret Sarah
37] and Mary Furse Daughters of Philip Furse by my
38] late Daughter Margaret
with benefit of Survivorship
39] in case any or either of them shall die in the life
40] time of my said Son John Bickley without Issue but
41] in Case of the death of either of my said Grand
42] Daughters leaving Issue then the share of her so
43] dying to go to and be equally divided amongst such
44] Issue Also I give and bequeath unto my Son William
45] Homer Bickley the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds to
46] be paid him within twelve Months next after my
47] decease And Whereas my said Son William Homer
48] Bickley hath been unsteady in his Conduct now in
49] order to make some further provision for him I do
50] hereby give and bequeath unto my said two Friends
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1] Ambrose Tibbatts and my said Nephew Benjamin
2] Bickley the Sum of One thousand and five Hundred
3] Pounds In Trust nevertheless that they the said Ambrose
4] Tibbatts and my said Nephew Benjamin Bickley or
5] the Survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators
6] of such Survivor do put place and continue the said
7] Sum of One Thousand and five Hundred pounds out
8] at Interest on Real or Government Security and do
9] and shall from time to time pay the Interest of the
10] said Sum of One thousand and five hundred Pounds
11] into the proper hands of my said Son William Homer
12] Bickley and not to any Assignee or Assignees of my
13] said Son William Homer Bickley during his natural
14] life for his Maintenance and support and in such
15] shares and proportions either Weekly or Monthly or
16] otherwise as my said Trustees shall in their discretion
17] think proper and subject to the Proviso hereinafter
18] mentioned and from and after the decease of my said
19] Son William Homer Bickley then In Trust to pay the
20] said Sum of One thousand five hundred pounds or such
21] part thereof as shall not have been sooner applied
22] pursuant to the proviso hereinafter mentioned unto
23] and amongst all and every the Child and Children of
24] my said Son William Homer Bickley to be lawfully
25] begotten equally share and share alike at his her and
26] their Age and Ages of twenty One Years and with benefit
27] of Survivorship in case any or either of them shall die
28] without Issue under the said Age of twenty One Years
29] but in Case of their death leaving Issue then the share
30] of him or her so dying shall go to such Issue equally
31] share and share alike but in Case my said Son William
32] Homer Bickley shall die without Issue or leaving
33] Issue they shall all die before their parts or shares
34] shall become due and payable then I direct the said
35] Sum of One thousand and five hundred Pounds or so much
36] thereof as shall not be sooner paid and advanced (pursuant
37] to the proviso next hereinafter mentioned) shall sink
38] into the Residue of my Personal Estate Provided always
39] nevertheless and it is my Will and intent and I do hereby
40] order and direct that my said Trustees Ambrose Tibbatts
41] and my said Nephew Benjamin Bickley or the Survivor
42] of them or the Executors or Administrators of such
43] Survivor shall and may if they shall hereafter be
44] convinced by the future conduct of my said Son William
45] Homer Bickely that he is become more prudent and they
46] shall have reason to believe that he will attend to
47] Business then and in that Case I will and direct that my
48] said Trustees Ambrose Tibbatts and my said Nephew
49] Benjamin Bickley or the Survivor of them or the Executors
50] or Administrators of such Survivor shall and may advance
51] and pay unto my said Son William Homer Bickley the
52] Sum of three hundred Pounds part of the aforesaid Legacy
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Children of William Bickley and Sarah Homer

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.
     In George Darby Bickley's will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London, William Darby Bickley was named as heir.
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 [could this be spouse??].
     William died on 14 June 1818 in London aged 23. He was buried on 18 June 1818 in City Road Chapel (Wesleyan), London.