Harriet Silvester

     Harriet Silvester was born. I have lost the source of this child? She is not mentioned in the wills of either parent or her brother or her uncle John. She was the daughter of Thomas Silvester and Sarah Clay.

Henry Silvester

(before 1676 - before 15 March 1708/9)
     Henry Silvester was born before 1676. He is mentioned in the will of his father and his presumed step-mother, in 1679 and January 1679/80.. He was the son of Thomas Silvester and Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester).
     In Thomas Silvester's will dated 17 August 1679 in Ecclesfield, Henry Silvester was named as heir; Memorandum ... I Thomas Silvester of Chapeltown within the parish of Ecclesfield .... gives five pounds each to his son John of Portsmouth, daughters Sarah & Anne & sons Thomas and Edward. The remainder to his younger children Priscilla, Henry, Martha & Elizabeth to be equally divided and appoints his wife Mary Silvester and son Nicholas Silvester joint executors. Witnessed by William Smith, John Silvester.
     Henry Silvester was mentioned in the will of Mary Smith dated 28 January 1679/80.
     Henry Silvester married Jane Smith?, daughter of Robert Smith? and Ann Unknown (Smith).
     Henry Silvester made a will dated 5 March 1707/8 in Portsmouth, Hampshire. The will of Henry Silvester. gentleman of Portsmouth mentions his wife Jane, his brother Thomas and his wife and their seven children; his sister Priscilla Smith and her six children; Thomas' daughter Gilbert, his sister [in-law] Mary Silvester, widow [of Edward] and her three children - two sons & a daughter; his sister Anne Silvester; his niece Sarah Sculthorpe; his father and mother-in-law Robert & Anne Smith; his brothers-in-law Henry & William Smith; his nephew John Smith, son of his late brother John Smith deceased to receive his property at Mortomley, Yks; his nephew Thomas Smith, son of his late brother John Smith, property at Portsmouth; the rest to his brother John Silvester who is to be executor.
     Henry died before 15 March 1708/9. He was described as 'of Portsmouth'. He is not identified in the Hampshire burial index.
     His will was proved on 15 March 1708/9 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

John Silvester

(say 1630 - before 25 August 1699)
     John Silvester was born say 1630. He was the son of Nicholas Silvester and Isabel Senior.
     John Silvester married Ann Unknown (Silvester).
     John Silvester and John Silvester were mentioned in the 1672 hearth tax list in Darton, Yorkshire. There were two Johns listed in the parish, one with 3 hearths, the other with 1 linked with the widow Mabson; and another at Kirkgate, Wakefield wit 3 hearths.
     John died before 25 August 1699 in 'Newland Hall', Normanton, Yorkshire. John Sylvester of Newland, gent. He was buried on 25 August 1699 in Normanton.

John Silvester

(circa 1653 - 5 May 1722)
     John Silvester was born circa 1653 in Chapeltown, Yorkshire. He was the son of Thomas Silvester and Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester).
     John Silvester and John Silvester were mentioned in the 1672 hearth tax list in Darton, Yorkshire. There were two Johns listed in the parish, one with 3 hearths, the other with 1 linked with the widow Mabson; and another at Kirkgate, Wakefield wit 3 hearths.
     John Silvester lived at Portsmouth, Hampshire, 1679.
     In Thomas Silvester's will dated 17 August 1679 in Ecclesfield, John Silvester was named as heir; Memorandum ... I Thomas Silvester of Chapeltown within the parish of Ecclesfield .... gives five pounds each to his son John of Portsmouth, daughters Sarah & Anne & sons Thomas and Edward. The remainder to his younger children Priscilla, Henry, Martha & Elizabeth to be equally divided and appoints his wife Mary Silvester and son Nicholas Silvester joint executors. Witnessed by William Smith, John Silvester.
     He was the famous smith to the Tower of London.
In 1694 John Silvester purchased property in 'Newland Hall', Normanton, Yorkshire, in 1694. He bought Birthwaite from the Burdetts. In 1694 Edmund Bunny sold Newland to John Silvester "of the Tower of London, anchor smith". (YAJ iii, 13). He was succeeded by his nephew John Smith in 1732. He was also described as a Chapeltown blacksmith who had made a fortune as an anchorsmith working in Portsmouth and London. While at the Tower of London, he made an iron chain designed to be drawn across the Thames in case of invasion by the Dutch fleet.
     John Silvester was mentioned in the will of Edward Silvester dated 14 November 1696.
     February 1703, assignment (lease and release) of property mortgaged to Edmonds, to Thomas Silvester: Deeds of sale: Whereby Henry Cutler of Stainbrough Hall and John Cutler his younger brother, and Thomas and John Silvester (as the mortgagees), convey to the Rt. Hon. Thomas, Lord Raby, the manor, town and lordship of Stainbrough, the capital messuage called Stainbrough Hall, and messuages in the tenures of (named tenants), the chapel of Stainbrough, and other property; for £14,150.
     John Silvester and Thomas Silvester were mentioned in a deed dated 2 & 3 February 1704/5 in Stainborough, Silkstone. Deed of security (lease and release). Sir Gervase Cutler of Stainbrough Hall, Henry Cutler his son and heir and John Cutler, his second son, to Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London, esquire and John Silvester of Birthwaite, Yks, esquire; for £10,000 paid to Cutler and sundry creditors (details). To John Silvester: the manor town and lordship of Staynburgh, the manor house called Staynburgh Hall and all the manorial rights and the tithes thereof; and all other messuages etc. in Stainbrough, Dodsworth & Silkstone. Subject to equity of redemption on repayment of £10.500.
     Conveyance - Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London Middlesex, esquire, and John Silvester of Burthwaite, York esquire, with the consent of Henry Cutler of Stainbrough, Yorkshire, son and heir of Sir Gervas Cutler of the same, deceased, and John Cutler his younger brother, to Henry Carrington of Worbrough (sic) gentleman. The manor of Stainbrough commonly called Stainbrough Low, and the manor house called Stainbrough Hall; reciting mortgages entered into by Sir Gervas Cutler.
     In Anne Silvester's will dated 14 August 1711, John Silvester was named as executor of the estate. He was mentioned in the manor court roll dated 5 February 1714/15, in Epworth, re property at Belton. Manor of Epworth: Surrender by Robert & Richard Poplewell, in the presence of John Poplewell and Robert Moody, to the use of John Silvester Esq. and Henry Caister.
Property: all the copyhold properties of Robert & Richard in Belton, subject to trusts expressed in a deed bearing even date herewith, between Robert & Richard of the first part, John and Henry of the second part, and Elizabeth Smith, daughter of John Smith of Ecclesfield, Yorks., gent. deceased, and niece to John Silvester, of the third part
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     He endowed a school in Kexbrough township in 1719, he gave £5 a year from the rents he receieved from his tanants to employ a schoolmaster to teach eight poor children to read and write.
One of the most interesting persons to hold the Lordship of Birthwaite and Kexborough was one John Silvester of Birthwaite Hall. He endowed the hamlet with a school, and in his capacity as Smith to the Tower of London, constructed a strong chain to be drawn across the width of the Thames when it was supposed that the Dutch Fleet would attempt to sail up river as far as London Bridge. This work was thought to be impossible to achieve at the time. The marble effigy of John Silvester now rests in the South Chapel of Darton Parish Church. From web site: http://www.y-pas.demon.co.uk/Local%20History.html#anchor424388.
     2 Jan 1720: Taken out of the last will of John Sylvester, esq., late of Birthwaite Hall, bequeathing (inter alia) the manor of Newland with Newland Hall in Normanton to William Wentworth and John Nevile in trust for his niece, Sarah Sculthorpe, remainder to John son of his sister Priscilla Smith.
     John Silvester made a will dated 5 January 1719/20 in Darton, Yorkshire. Abstract of the will of John Silvester of Birthwaite, dated 1719. He mentions Edward, son of my late brother, Edward Silvester of the Tower of London, who was to inherit Birthwaite; John Smith, son of my sister Priscilla Smith; William, eldest son now living of my brother Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London, deceased (who was to also receiver property at Portsmouth); Thomas youngest son of my brother Thomas; my niece Sarah Sculthorpe who was to inherit the Newland property; niece Sarah Smith daughter of Priscilla; Thomas and Hannah, younger children of my late brother Thomas; my niece Sarah Gilbert, eldest daughter of my brother Thomas; her husband Thomas Gilbert and their children; niece Elizabeth Gilbert wife of William Gilbert & their children, niece Mary Serjeantson, her husband and her children; niece Elizabeth Popplewell and her husband; Nephew John Denton & Anne his wife; niece Susanna Gardner and her husband; all the children of my late brother Thomas, sister Priscilla Smith, sisters [in-law?] Sarah & Mary Silvester. His nephews Edward Silvester & John Smith to be executors.
     John died on 5 May 1722 in 'Birthwaite Hall', Kexborough, Darton, Yorkshire. His last court [at Newland] was held on October 23 1718. He was succeeded by his nephew John, son of John Smith of Ecclesfield, by his sister Priscilla. He was buried on 10 May 1722 in Darton. Memorial at Normanton church. Tomlinson quoting Hunter states there is a handsome marble monument.
At Darton: This is a marble monument in the Silvester Chapel standing on a huge pediment in the figure of a man, flanked by two seated women, one of whom has three children. The other one hold up an empty glove. The monument was sculpted by Peter Scheemake, a fleming by birth, who lived in England between 1716 and 1771. This translation was copied from James Dearnley; History of Darton Church, and was translated by Mr Phelps, schoolmaster at Darton.
Beneath this marble are buried the ashes of John Silvester esquire, an excellent and most upright man, for from his earliest days, he was so unwittingly dilligent in the conduct of his affairs that he was held a spirited enemy sloth and luxury. To such an extent did he cultivate moderation, that he would not indulge in the least pleasures of elegance, nor in sleep of a morning. Also in his performance of all the duties of life there was justice, and that alone. Next is to that old time virtue of the ancients, he added simplicity. No-one had a keener insight into, or understood more deeply the character of men and the variety of their natures. Besides, there was in him no unworthy or uncouth harshness, but he lived with gentleness and kindliness, even on occasion showing a nimble humour, seriousness being put on one side. It is clear that he managed his household frugally, so that with worthy mind he might bestow more abundantly, that he might give more munificently. Wise in himself and carefully provident, he was liberal to others and unfailingly gracious. Truly, those many gifts which he made to kinsman, to friends and to the wretched and suffering, Christ, the defender of the poor and judge of all, will requite at last most abundently in the presence of the Angels. This he exercised himself solely in the arts of liberality and well doing and grew old in happiness, until, having dearly earned the rewards of the virtuous and being ripe for the glory of the Saints, he laid aside the covering of the body on the 5th day of May, in the year of our Lord 1722 and in the 70th year of his age. Edward Silvester (heir by will) in affectionate remembrance of his most lamented Uncle, has therefore erected this memorial in gratitude.
In the register at the end of the entry of his death is written "Ah Me". Silvester bought Nether Haig and Birthwaite Hall from Sir Francis Burdett in the late 16th or early 17th century. The Silvesters came from Chapeltown and Ecclesfield district. John was Smith to the Tower of London and was supposed to have forged the chain to stretch across the Thames to prevent invasion by the Dutch Fleet. He made a chain arrangement under the floor of Birthwaite Hall, which operates double doors into the drawing room. He was a benefactor of Kexbrough and erected a schoolroom there in 1709, giving £5 per year from the Birthwaite estate for the support of the master.
There is also a statue of a naked man believed to be him, in the orchard of Birthwaite Hall.
     His will was proved on 8 October 1722.

John Silvester

(say 1690 - before 12 June 1728)
     John Silvester was born say 1690. He was the son of Edward Silvester and Mary Brattle or Battell.
     John Silvester married Mary Sargent before 1724.
     He was of the Six Clerk's office. He appears to have offended his uncle John and was acccordingly passed over in the distribution of his property.
     John died before 12 June 1728 in Pledwick, Yorkshire. John Hobson's diary records: 12th June 1728: Mr Sylvester, of Pledwick, brother to the late Mr Sylvester, of Burthwaite, buried at Darton. He was buried circa 12 June 1728 in Darton, Yorkshire.

Child of John Silvester and Mary Sargent

John Silvester

     John Silvester lived at Bramhope, Otley, Yorkshire. He was born in England. He may the John baptised 13 Sep 1670, son of John & Mary, at St Botolph without Aldgate. He was mentioned in the will of his grandmother Mary Silvester in 1724.. He was the son of John Silvester and Mary Sargent.

Martha Silvester

(1716 - before 28 January 1812)
     Martha Silvester was born in 1716 in Wickhambrook, Suffolk.
     Martha Silvester and Thomas Cocksedge obtained a marriage licence on 6 December 1752 in Suffolk. Thos. Cocksedge, s.m. 41 years, of Bury St Edmunds, & Martha Silvester, of Wickhambrook, s.w. 36 years at St at BSE.
     Martha Silvester married Thomas Cocksedge, son of John Cocksedge and Susan Gipps, on 7 December 1752 in St Mary, Bury St Edmunds.
     Martha died before 28 January 1812 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. She was buried on 28 January 1812 in Bury St Edmunds. Martha Cocksedge, aged 95.

Children of Martha Silvester and Thomas Cocksedge

Martha Silvester

(before 1679 - before 6 April 1683)
     Martha Silvester was born before 1679 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Silvester and Mary Smith.
     In Thomas Silvester's will dated 17 August 1679 in Ecclesfield, Martha Silvester was named as heir; Memorandum ... I Thomas Silvester of Chapeltown within the parish of Ecclesfield .... gives five pounds each to his son John of Portsmouth, daughters Sarah & Anne & sons Thomas and Edward. The remainder to his younger children Priscilla, Henry, Martha & Elizabeth to be equally divided and appoints his wife Mary Silvester and son Nicholas Silvester joint executors. Witnessed by William Smith, John Silvester.
     In Mary Smith's will dated 28 January 1679/80 in Mortomley, Ecclesfield, Martha Silvester was named as heir; Memorandum that I Mary Silvester of Mortomley in the parish of Ecclesfield, widdow do declare that this is my last will and testament as followeth; And I devise John Smith junior of Nortley (?) and John Silvester (?) of Burton to be supervisors of this my last will and testament Imprimis I devise my father William Smith see my body decently buried and all my funeral expenses discharges and all my just debts and legacies out of my personal estate to sell ... and discharged and the rest of my goods chattels debts whatsoever I do give and bequeath to my two daughters Elizabeth & Martha equally to be divided between them;
     And if it shall happen that either of them shall die before they attain the age of one and twenty years then my mind and will is that her part shall be paid to the survivor;
     Item I give unto Priscilla Silvester 2/6
     Item I give unto Henry Silvester 2/6;
     Item I give unto Martha Samuel (?) and Jeremiah Smith children (?) of my sister Janie Smith, each of them 2/6 and I do ordain and appoint my father William Smith of Mortomley sole executor. 28 January 1679/80, Mary Silvester. Witnessed by George Allen his mark, Charles Smith his mark, John Silvester.

     Martha died before 6 April 1683 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. She was buried on 6 April 1683 in Ecclesfield.

Mary Silvester

(25 April 1668 - 1668)
     Mary Silvester was christened on 25 April 1668 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Silvester and Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester).
     Mary died in 1668 in Ecclesfield. John of Birthwaite mentions his sister Mary Silvester in his will dated 5 Jan 1719/20, but this could refer to his sister-in-law.

Nicholas Silvester

(20 November 1603 - )
     Nicholas Silvester was christened on 20 November 1603 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. He was the son of Edward Silvester and Lucy Oxspring.
     Nicholas Silvester married Isabel Senior, daughter of Edmund Senior and Ann Tyngle, on 3 November 1623 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire.
     A Nicholas Silvester had 1 hearth at Kimberworth in the 1672 hearth tax.

Children of Nicholas Silvester and Isabel Senior

Nicholas Silvester

(10 October 1658 - before 26 September 1702)
     Nicholas Silvester was christened on 10 October 1658 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. He was the son of Thomas Silvester and Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester).
     Nicholas Silvester married Mary Unknown (Silvester). A Mary Hirst/Hurst married Nicholas Silvester 30 Jan 1667/8 at Rotherham, but he would be too young.
     In Thomas Silvester's will dated 17 August 1679 in Ecclesfield, Nicholas Silvester was named as executor of the estate.
     Nicholas died before 26 September 1702 in Ecclesfield. He left no issue. He was buried on 26 September 1702 in Ecclesfield.

Priscilla Silvester

(before May 1663 - 8 May 1730)
     Priscilla Silvester was born before May 1663 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Thomas Silvester and Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester). Priscilla Silvester was christened on 3 November 1663 in Ecclesfield.
     In Thomas Silvester's will dated 17 August 1679 in Ecclesfield, Priscilla Silvester was named as heir; Memorandum ... I Thomas Silvester of Chapeltown within the parish of Ecclesfield .... gives five pounds each to his son John of Portsmouth, daughters Sarah & Anne & sons Thomas and Edward. The remainder to his younger children Priscilla, Henry, Martha & Elizabeth to be equally divided and appoints his wife Mary Silvester and son Nicholas Silvester joint executors. Witnessed by William Smith, John Silvester.
     Priscilla Silvester was mentioned in the will of Mary Smith dated 28 January 1679/80.
     Priscilla Silvester married John Smith, son of John Smith, before 1686 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. The registers are deficient.
     Priscilla died on 8 May 1730 in Northgate, Wakefield, Yorkshire. She was buried on 10 May 1730 in the quire at All Saints, Wakefield. Here lyeth the body of Priscilla Smith, wife of Mr John Smith of the parish of Ecclesfield who died 8 May 1730 aged 67 years. The register states Mrs Smith in Northgate.

Children of Priscilla Silvester and John Smith

Rebecca Silvester

(say 1695 - )
     Rebecca Silvester was born say 1695. She was not mentioned in the will of her uncle John in Jan 1719/20 so she may have died young. However Mrs Rebecca Sylvester & Mr John Wadsworth married 21 March 1714/5 at Sheffield. She was the daughter of Thomas Silvester and Sarah Clay.
     Rebecca Silvester and Sarah Silvester, Elizabeth Silvester, Edward Silvester, William Silvester, Hannah Silvester, Thomas Silvester, Elizabeth Gilbert, Mary Gilbert and Sarah Gilbert were beneficiaries in Thomas Silvester's will dated 28 February 1710 in London.

Richard Silvester

(16 February 1605/6 - )
     Richard Silvester was christened on 16 February 1605/6 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. He was the son of Edward Silvester and Lucy Oxspring.
     Richard Silvester married Margaret Robert on 13 January 1634/35 in Ecclesfield.

Children of Richard Silvester and Margaret Robert

Richard Silvester

(4 July 1634 - )
     Richard Silvester was christened on 4 July 1634 in Penistone. He was the son of Richard Silvester and Margaret Robert.

Robert Silvester

( - 1583)
     Robert Silvester married Elizabeth Unknown (Silvester).
     Robert died in 1583.

Child of Robert Silvester and Elizabeth Unknown (Silvester)

Sarah Silvester

(circa 1685 - )
     Sarah Silvester was born circa 1685. She was the daughter of Thomas Silvester and Sarah Clay.
     Sarah Silvester married Thomas Gilbert before 1705.
     Sarah Silvester and Elizabeth Silvester, Edward Silvester, William Silvester, Hannah Silvester, Thomas Silvester, Rebecca Silvester, Elizabeth Gilbert, Mary Gilbert and Sarah Gilbert were beneficiaries in Thomas Silvester's will dated 28 February 1710 in London.
     Sarah Silvester was mentioned in the will of John Silvester dated 5 January 1719/20.

Children of Sarah Silvester and Thomas Gilbert

Sarah Silvester

(before 1660 - )
     Sarah Silvester was born before 1660. She was the sister of John Silvester of Birthwaite, Esquire.. She was the daughter of Thomas Silvester and Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester).
     Sarah Silvester married Love or Loue Sculthorpe on 10 August 1679 in St James, Duke Place, London.
     In Thomas Silvester's will dated 17 August 1679 in Ecclesfield, Sarah Silvester was named as heir; Memorandum ... I Thomas Silvester of Chapeltown within the parish of Ecclesfield .... gives five pounds each to his son John of Portsmouth, daughters Sarah & Anne & sons Thomas and Edward. The remainder to his younger children Priscilla, Henry, Martha & Elizabeth to be equally divided and appoints his wife Mary Silvester and son Nicholas Silvester joint executors. Witnessed by William Smith, John Silvester.

Children of Sarah Silvester and Love or Loue Sculthorpe

Susannah Silvester

(say 1693 - )
     Susannah Silvester was born say 1693. She was the daughter of Edward Silvester and Mary Brattle or Battell.
     A marriage settlement between Susannah Silvester and John Gardner was made on 22 October 1717. John Gardiner of Thundridgebury (1); John Silvester of Birthwaite, Yorks, esq, Susanna Silvester of Tower of London, spinster, and Daniel Pettiward of Putney (2).
Manor of Brockholds and lands at Levens Green (fully set out) and various farms and land at Thundridge (except T/bury). Seals. Signatures.
     Susannah Silvester married John Gardner on 19 December 1717 in St Paul's Cathedral, London. John Gardiner Esquire of Thundridge in Hertfordshire and Susanna Silvester of the Tower in London, spinster by virtue of a licence by the Bishop of London's office, were married in the cathedral chruch of St Paul 19 Dec 1717, in the presence of Sam Bentham.
     Susannah Silvester was mentioned in the will of John Silvester dated 5 January 1719/20.

Child of Susannah Silvester

Thomas Silvester

(9 May 1624 - August 1679)
     Thomas Silvester was christened on 9 May 1624 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. He was the son of Nicholas Silvester and Isabel Senior.
     Thomas Silvester married Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester) circa 1645. There is a report of a clandestine & bigamous marriage between Thomas Silvester of Ecclesfield & Anne Silvester, 'his pretended wife' in 1635. The minister thought Silvester's first wife 'was dead of childbirth' see Birth, Marriage, and Death: Ritual, Religion, and the Life-cycle in Tudor via Googlebooks.
     Thomas Silvester married secondly Mary Smith in 1670 in Yorkshire. They were not married at Ecclesfield.
     Thomas Silvester was mentioned in the 1672 hearth tax list in Ecclesfield, with 3 hearths and another entry for 1 hearth for which he refused to pay without a trial which indicates that it was a smithy.
     Thomas died in August 1679 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, aged 55. Only fragments of the relevant page of the register survive, he died between the 17th & 21st.
     Thomas Silvester made a will dated 17 August 1679 in Ecclesfield. Memorandum ... I Thomas Silvester of Chapeltown within the parish of Ecclesfield .... gives five pounds each to his son John of Portsmouth, daughters Sarah & Anne & sons Thomas and Edward. The remainder to his younger children Priscilla, Henry, Martha & Elizabeth to be equally divided and appoints his wife Mary Silvester and son Nicholas Silvester joint executors. Witnessed by William Smith, John Silvester. He was buried on 21 August 1679 in Ecclesfield.
     His will was proved on 26 November 1679 at York.

Children of Thomas Silvester and Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester)

Children of Thomas Silvester and Mary Smith

Thomas Silvester

(3 September 1661 - before 8 February 1711)
     Thomas Silvester was christened on 3 September 1661 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. He was the son of Thomas Silvester and Eleanor or Ellen Unknown (Silvester).
     In Thomas Silvester's will dated 17 August 1679 in Ecclesfield, Thomas Silvester was named as heir; Memorandum ... I Thomas Silvester of Chapeltown within the parish of Ecclesfield .... gives five pounds each to his son John of Portsmouth, daughters Sarah & Anne & sons Thomas and Edward. The remainder to his younger children Priscilla, Henry, Martha & Elizabeth to be equally divided and appoints his wife Mary Silvester and son Nicholas Silvester joint executors. Witnessed by William Smith, John Silvester.
     Thomas Silvester married Sarah Clay before 1685?. She is thought to have brought to him the manor of Mexbro'.
     Thomas Silvester mortgaged property from 1695 to 1702 in Stainborough, Silkstone. Assigment of mortgages to William Wentworth of Woolley, Thomas Watson Wentworth of Wentworth Woodhouse, Susan Barber, widow of Gawber Hall and Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London, anchorsmith 1695-1702. He received a mortgage from 1703 to 1706 in Stainborough, Silkstone . The Silvesters lent the Cutlers £12584/17/7 in all. 2 & 3 Feb 1703/4: Assignment of mortgage between Susan Barber of Gawber Hall, widow & Nicholas Burley of Old Barnsley, with Sir Gervase Cutler of Stainboro Hall, Kt, to Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London, esquire ... all the property in Gawber Hall & Darton mortgaged to Susan Barber in a deed of 8 & 9 September 1698 together with Hawkesworth Farm & its lands in Stainboro for £1000.
     Thomas Silvester and John Silvester were mentioned in a deed dated 2 & 3 February 1704/5 in Stainborough, Silkstone . Deed of security (lease and release). Sir Gervase Cutler of Stainbrough Hall, Henry Cutler his son and heir and John Cutler, his second son, to Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London, esquire and John Silvester of Birthwaite, Yks, esquire; for £10,000 paid to Cutler and sundry creditors (details). To John Silvester: the manor town and lordship of Staynburgh, the manor house called Staynburgh Hall and all the manorial rights and the tithes thereof; and all other messuages etc. in Stainbrough, Dodsworth & Silkstone. Subject to equity of redemption on repayment of £10.500.
     Conveyance - Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London Middlesex, esquire, and John Silvester of Burthwaite, York esquire, with the consent of Henry Cutler of Stainbrough, Yorkshire, son and heir of Sir Gervas Cutler of the same, deceased, and John Cutler his younger brother, to Henry Carrington of Worbrough (sic) gentleman. The manor of Stainbrough commonly called Stainbrough Low, and the manor house called Stainbrough Hall; reciting mortgages entered into by Sir Gervas Cutler.
     Thomas Silvester made a will dated 28 February 1710 in London. He was of the Tower of London and left large sums of money to his children and names his son in law Thomas Gilbert, citizen and dyer of London, etc. Simplified transcript: In the Name of God Amen The eight and Twentieth day of February in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine and in the eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c . I Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London Esqr. being somewhat indisposed in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory All praise be given to God And being mindful of the frail and uncertain condition of this Transitory life Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer by whose mercy and merits I believe and do assuredly hope to obtain free pardon and remission of all my sins and offences and to inherit among the Elect the joys and fruition of eternal life
My body I commit to the earth from whence it was extracted to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named in sure and certain expectation of a joyful Resurrection at the last day
In respect of that Worldly Estate which God of his exceeding bounty hath endowed me with I order and dispose the same in manner and form following (that is to say)
Imprimis I give devise and bequeath all that my Manor of Mexborough with the appurtenances in the County of York And all other my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever in the [said]County of York unto my dear and loving wife Sarah Silvester for and during the term of her natural life And from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same unto my Son Edward Silvester his Heirs and Assigns forever
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Silvester the sum of Two hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain Item I further give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Silvester all her wearing apparel jewels and ornaments usually worn by her and all my plate and household goods utensils and implements of household which shall remain and be in my house in the Tower of London and in my house at Richmond in the County of Surrey
Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Brother John Silvester of Birthwaite in the County of York Esqr. my loving friend Mr. Robert Edwards of London Ironmonger and my Son in Law Mr Thomas Gilbert Citizen and Dyer of London their Executors Administrators and Assigns the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain upon trust that the same shall from time to time during the natural life of my said wife Sarah Silvester be placed forth at interest and the interest and profits of the same shall be paid unto my said Wife during her life And after her decease the said principal sum of One Thousand Pounds shall be paid to and divided amongst all my children Sarah Gilbert Elizabeth Edward William Hannah Thomas and Rebecca Silvester equally and indifferently part and part like
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son Edward Silvester the sum of Two Thousand Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain over and beside what I have given to him The same Two Thousand Pounds to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son William Silvester the sum of Three Thousand pounds of like money to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son Thomas Silvester the sum of Two Thousand and Five hundred pounds of like money to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Elizabeth Silvester the sum of Three Thousand pounds of like money to be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first and next happen next after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Hannah Silvester the sum of Two Thousand pounds of like money to be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first and next happen after my decease
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Rebecca Silvester the sum of Two Thousand pounds of like money To be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first an next happen after my decease
And I will and appoint that if my said Sons Edward William and Thomas Silvester or any or either of them do decease before the said age of one and twenty years or if my Daughter Elizabeth Hannah and Rebeckah Silvester or any or either of them do decease before the said age and before marriage that then the portion and portions of each and every of them so deceasing shall remain and be to the survivors and survivor of them my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca and my Daughter Sarah Gilbert Wife of the before named Thomas Gilbert part and part like between them to be divided
Item I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughters Elizabeth Mary and Sarah Gilbert Children of my said Daughter Sarah Gilbert and to all and every the Child or Children of my said Daughter Sarah Gilbert which shall be borne and be living at the time of my decease and to such other Child or Children as my said Daughter Sarah shall be enceinte with at the time of my decease in case such Child or Children be born alive after my decease To each and every of them the sum of Four Hundred pounds a piece of lawful money of Great Britain To be paid to their said Father Thomas Gilbert for their use whose receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same
Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen Sarah Turner the sum of One Hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain
Item I give and bequeath unto my said Sons Edward Silvester and William Silvester all my Stock of Iron which shall be in my Shops and Workhouses at the time of my decease And also all and singular my Working Tools and Utensils for work whatsoever To be equally divided between them share and share alike
Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Mary Silvester the sum of Ten pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for mourning
The rest and Residue of all and singular my Goods Chattels Debts to me owing ready money and all other my Estate whatsoever (my Debts due unto others my Legacies herein bequeathed and my funeral charges being thereout first defalked paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Silvester and my said Children Sarah Gilbert Edward Silvester William Silvester Thomas Silvester Elizabeth Silvester Hannah Silvester and Rebecca Silvester to be equally divided between them share and share alike to be paid and delivered to my Daughter Sarah Gilbert her part thereof as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And to my said Sons Edward William and Thomas Silvester severally their respective parts thereof as they shall respectively attain the age of one and twenty years And to my said Daughters Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester severally their respective parts thereof as they shall attain the said age of one and twenty years or shall be married which shall first next happen after my decease
And I will that if my said Sons Edward William and Thomas Silvester or any or either of them shall dye before the said age of one and twenty years Or if my said Daughters Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester or any or either of them shall dye before the said age and before marriage That then and in such case the part and share of every of them so deceasing of and in the said Residue of my said Estate shall remain and be to the survivors and survivor of my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester and my said Daughter Sarah Gilbert part and part like between them to be divided A I do further will and declare That the said several Legacies and sums of money herein before by me given to my Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca ^ Silvester are to be and shall be to them and every of them in full payment satisfaction and bar of and for all such Legacies bequests sum and sums of money and demands whatsoever which my said Children and every of them can or may have demand or claim by from or against me for or in respect or by reason or means of the last Will and Testament of my late Brother Henry Silvester deceased provided always and I do hereby expressly will devise and declare That if my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester together with the Husbands of such of my said Daughters as shall be married respectively shall not severally and respective upon request make seal deliver and execute unto my Executrix and Executors herein after named or the survivors or survivor of them his or her Executors or Administrators such sufficient releases and discharges of and for all [such] Legacies bequests sum and sums of money and demand whatsoever which each and every of them my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester respectively or the Husbands of my said Daughters in their right can or may have or claim or be intituled unto by virtue of the last Will and Testament of my said late brother Henry Silvester deceased by my said Executrix and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them his or her Executors or Administrators shall reasonably require That then the proc[i]on legacies devise and estate herein before given and devised to him her or them refusing to execute such Releases shall cease determine and be utterly void and of none effect to all intents and purposes Any thing here in contained to the contrary notwithstanding Provided also and my mind and will is And I do hereby further expressly will devise and declare that in case my Estate after payment of my Debts and Funeral charges shall not be sufficient and extend fully to make good and satisfy all and every the Legacies and sums of money by me given and bequeathed as aforesaid That then and in such case I do will and appoint that a proportionable abatement shall be made out of all and every the said several and respective Legacies herein before by me given and bequeathed
Item I make and ordain my said Wife Sarah Silvester my said Brother John Silvester the said Mr Robert Edwards and my said Son in Law Thomas Gilbert joint Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament
And I do desire Mr Edward Gilbert of London Scrivener to lend his best assistance to my said Executrix and Executors in the execution of this my Will And I do hereby give and bequeath my said Brother John Silvester and to the said Robert Edwards Thomas Gilbert and Edward Gilbert for their care and pains to be taken in the execution of this my Will the sumHe was of the Tower of London and left large sums of money to his children and names his son in law Thomas Gilbert, citizen and dyer of London, etc. Simplified transcript: [ITAL:]In the Name of God Amen The eight and Twentieth day of February in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine and in the eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c . I Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London Esqr. being somewhat indisposed in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory All praise be given to God And being mindful of the frail and uncertain condition of this Transitory life Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer by whose mercy and merits I believe and do assuredly hope to obtain free pardon and remission of all my sins and offences and to inherit among the Elect the joys and fruition of eternal life My body I commit to the earth from whence it was extracted to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named in sure and certain expectation of a joyful Resurrection at the last day In respect of that Worldly Estate which God of his exceeding bounty hath endowed me with I order and dispose the same in manner and form following (that is to say) Imprimis I give devise and bequeath all that my Manor of Mexborough with the appurtenances in the County of York And all other my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever in the [said]County of York unto my dear and loving wife Sarah Silvester for and during the term of her natural life And from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same unto my Son Edward Silvester his Heirs and Assigns forever Item I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Silvester the sum of Two hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain Item I further give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Silvester all her wearing apparel jewels and ornaments usually worn by her and all my plate and household goods utensils and implements of household which shall remain and be in my house in the Tower of London and in my house at Richmond in the County of Surrey Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Brother John Silvester of Birthwaite in the County of York Esqr. my loving friend Mr. Robert Edwards of London Ironmonger and my Son in Law Mr Thomas Gilbert Citizen and Dyer of London their Executors Administrators and Assigns the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain upon trust that the same shall from time to time during the natural life of my said wife Sarah Silvester be placed forth at interest and the interest and profits of the same shall be paid unto my said Wife during her life And after her decease the said principal sum of One Thousand Pounds shall be paid to and divided amongst all my children Sarah Gilbert Elizabeth Edward William Hannah Thomas and Rebecca Silvester equally and indifferently part and part like Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son Edward Silvester the sum of Two Thousand Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain over and beside what I have given to him The same Two Thousand Pounds to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son William Silvester the sum of Three Thousand pounds of like money to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son Thomas Silvester the sum of Two Thousand and Five hundred pounds of like money to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Elizabeth Silvester the sum of Three Thousand pounds of like money to be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first and next happen next after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Hannah Silvester the sum of Two Thousand pounds of like money to be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first and next happen after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Rebecca Silvester the sum of Two Thousand pounds of like money To be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first an next happen after my decease And I will and appoint that if my said Sons Edward William and Thomas Silvester or any or either of them do decease before the said age of one and twenty years or if my Daughter Elizabeth Hannah and Rebeckah Silvester or any or either of them do decease before the said age and before marriage that then the portion and portions of each and every of them so deceasing shall remain and be to the survivors and survivor of them my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca and my Daughter Sarah Gilbert Wife of the before named Thomas Gilbert part and part like between them to be divided Item I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughters Elizabeth Mary and Sarah Gilbert Children of my said Daughter Sarah Gilbert and to all and every the Child or Children of my said Daughter Sarah Gilbert which shall be borne and be living at the time of my decease and to such other Child or Children as my said Daughter Sarah shall be enceinte with at the time of my decease in case such Child or Children be born alive after my decease To each and every of them the sum of Four Hundred pounds a piece of lawful money of Great Britain To be paid to their said Father Thomas Gilbert for their use whose receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen Sarah Turner the sum of One Hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain Item I give and bequeath unto my said Sons Edward Silvester and William Silvester all my Stock of Iron which shall be in my Shops and Workhouses at the time of my decease And also all and singular my Working Tools and Utensils for work whatsoever To be equally divided between them share and share alike Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Mary Silvester the sum of Ten pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for mourning The rest and Residue of all and singular my Goods Chattels Debts to me owing ready money and all other my Estate whatsoever (my Debts due unto others my Legacies herein bequeathed and my funeral charges being thereout first defalked paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Silvester and my said Children Sarah Gilbert Edward Silvester William Silvester Thomas Silvester Elizabeth Silvester Hannah Silvester and Rebecca Silvester to be equally divided between them share and share alike to be paid and delivered to my Daughter Sarah Gilbert her part thereof as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And to my said Sons Edward William and Thomas Silvester severally their respective parts thereof as they shall respectively attain the age of one and twenty years And to my said Daughters Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester severally their respective parts thereof as they shall attain the said age of one and twenty years or shall be married which shall first next happen after my decease And I will that if my said Sons Edward William and Thomas Silvester or any or either of them shall dye before the said age of one and twenty years Or if my said Daughters Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester or any or either of them shall dye before the said age and before marriage That then and in such case the part and share of every of them so deceasing of and in the said Residue of my said Estate shall remain and be to the survivors and survivor of my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester and my said Daughter Sarah Gilbert part and part like between them to be divided A I do further will and declare That the said several Legacies and sums of money herein before by me given to my Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca ^ Silvester are to be and shall be to them and every of them in full payment satisfaction and bar of and for all such Legacies bequests sum and sums of money and demands whatsoever which my said Children and every of them can or may have demand or claim by from or against me for or in respect or by reason or means of the last Will and Testament of my late Brother Henry Silvester deceased provided always and I do hereby expressly will devise and declare That if my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester together with the Husbands of such of my said Daughters as shall be married respectively shall not severally and respective upon request make seal deliver and execute unto my Executrix and Executors herein after named or the survivors or survivor of them his or her Executors or Administrators such sufficient releases and discharges of and for all [such] Legacies bequests sum and sums of money and demand whatsoever which each and every of them my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester respectively or the Husbands of my said Daughters in their right can or may have or claim or be intituled unto by virtue of the last Will and Testament of my said late brother Henry Silvester deceased by my said Executrix and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them his or her Executors or Administrators shall reasonably require That then the proc[i]on legacies devise and estate herein before given and devised to him her or them refusing to execute such Releases shall cease determine and be utterly void and of none effect to all intents and purposes Any thing here in contained to the contrary notwithstanding Provided also and my mind and will is And I do hereby further expressly will devise and declare that in case my Estate after payment of my Debts and Funeral charges shall not be sufficient and extend fully to make good and satisfy all and every the Legacies and sums of money by me given and bequeathed as aforesaid That then and in such case I do will and appoint that a proportionable abatement shall be made out of all and every the said several and respective Legacies herein before by me given and bequeathed Item I make and ordain my said Wife Sarah Silvester my said Brother John Silvester the said Mr Robert Edwards and my said Son in Law Thomas Gilbert joint Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament And I do desire Mr Edward Gilbert of London Scrivener to lend his best assistance to my said Executrix and Executors in the execution of this my Will And I do hereby give and bequeath my said Brother John Silvester and to the said Robert Edwards Thomas Gilbert and Edward Gilbert for their care and pains to be taken in the execution of this my Will the sum[m]e of Twenty pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain for mourning And for the encouragement of my said Executrix and Executors to undertake the Trust hereby committed to them I do hereby direct will order and appoint That my said Executrix and Executors and the survivors and survivor of them his and her Executors and Administrators shall from time to time and at all times as soon as conveniently they may or can during the respective minorities of my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester and until the Legacies or Estates belonging to them by this my Will shall become due and payable to them loan out at Interest such moneys as shall belong to my said Children so under age respectively and shall not be expended in their educations or maintenances upon security or securities to be taken in the names of my said Executrix and Executors their Executors and Administrators And the Interest and Profits arising by the loaning thereof in the mean time to go and be applied for the respective maintenances and educations of my said Children so under age or for the increase of their respective Fortunes and Estates as my said Executrix and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of the same survivor shall think most convenient And I do further will and appoint that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executrix and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them his her or their Executors or Administrators at any time or times after my decease to sever take out and dispose of such part or parts of the several Legacies or portions hereby given to my said Sons [William and Thomas Silvester any Sum or Sums of money as they in their Discretions shall think fit for the placing them my said Sons] respectively forth apprentices or to learn any profession or Employment as to them my said Executrix and Executors shall seem meet and convenient provided always and my mind and will is and I do hereby expressly will and declare that in case my said three Daughters Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca or any or either of them shall marry without the consent of my Executrix and Executors before named or the survivors or survivor of them his or her Executors or Administrators That then the Legacies and sums of money herein before by me given to her or them so marrying without such consent as aforesaid shall not be paid as I have herein before directed and appointed shall cease and be void and I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto my said Executrix and Executors and the survivors and survivor of them his her or their Executors or Executor or Administrators to be by them or the survivors and survivor of them his her or their Executors or Administrators applied upon such Trusts and for such intents and purposes as they or the survivors or survivor of them her or their Executors or Administrators shall think fit And I do further will and appoint that my said Executrix and Executors and their Executors and Administrators shall be indemnified and saved harmless and may deduct to themselves out of my Estate Real or personal all such costs damages and expenses as they any or either of them shall sustain or be put unto or about the Trust hereby committed to them or in the management or execution thereof or of this my Will and shall be answerable only for so much of my Estate Real or Personal or the profits thereof as they shall respectively actually receive and no more nor the one for the other nor with or for the acts defaults or receipts the one of the other And shall not be chargeable with or for the loss of any sum[m] or sums of money so to be put forth and loaned out at Interest as aforesaid And finally I do hereby revoke renounce and make utterly void all former and other Wills by me appointed ordained or made declaring and pronouncing this present Testament to be my true and only last Will In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Silvester have to this my last Will and Testament contained in four sheets of paper and this part of a sheet subscribed my name and set my seal to each of the same sheets and have also affixed my seal to the top of the same sheets the day and year in the first sheet written. Tho: Silvester ./. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas Silvester the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence and subscribed and attested by us in his presence this 28 day of February 1709. William Smith Edw.d Deere Tho: Reason[:ITAL]e of Twenty pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain for mourning
And for the encouragement of my said Executrix and Executors to undertake the Trust hereby committed to them I do hereby direct will order and appoint That my said Executrix and Executors and the survivors and survivor of them his and her Executors and Administrators shall from time to time and at all times as soon as conveniently they may or can during the respective minorities of my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester and until the Legacies or Estates belonging to them by this my Will shall become due and payable to them loan out at Interest such moneys as shall belong to my said Children so under age respectively and shall not be expended in their educations or maintenances upon security or securities to be taken in the names of my said Executrix and Executors their Executors and Administrators And the Interest and Profits arising by the loaning thereof in the mean time to go and be applied for the respective maintenances and educations of my said Children so under age or for the increase of their respective Fortunes and Estates as my said Executrix and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of the same survivor shall think most convenient And I do further will and appoint that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executrix and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them his her or their Executors or Administrators at any time or times after my decease to sever take out and dispose of such part or parts of the several Legacies or portions hereby given to my said Sons [William and Thomas Silvester any Sum or Sums of money as they in their Discretions shall think fit for the placing them my said Sons] respectively forth apprentices or to learn any profession or Employment as to them my said Executrix and Executors shall seem meet and convenient provided always and my mind and will is and I do hereby expressly will and declare that in case my said three Daughters Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca or any or either of them shall marry without the consent of my Executrix and Executors before named or the survivors or survivor of them his or her Executors or Administrators That then the Legacies and sums of money herein before by me given to her or them so marrying without such consent as aforesaid shall not be paid as I have herein before directed and appointed shall cease and be void and I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto my said Executrix and Executors and the survivors and survivor of them his her or their Executors or Executor or Administrators to be by them or the survivors and survivor of them his her or their Executors or Administrators applied upon such Trusts and for such intents and purposes as they or the survivors or survivor of them her or their Executors or Administrators shall think fit
And I do further will and appoint that my said Executrix and Executors and their Executors and Administrators shall be indemnified and saved harmless and may deduct to themselves out of my Estate Real or personal all such costs damages and expenses as they any or either of them shall sustain or be put unto or about the Trust hereby committed to them or in the management or execution thereof or of this my Will and shall be answerable only for so much of my Estate Real or Personal or the profits thereof as they shall respectively actually receive and no more nor the one for the other nor with or for the acts defaults or receipts the one of the other And shall not be chargeable with or for the loss of any sumHe was of the Tower of London and left large sums of money to his children and names his son in law Thomas Gilbert, citizen and dyer of London, etc. Simplified transcript: [ITAL:]In the Name of God Amen The eight and Twentieth day of February in the year of our Lord Christ One Thousand Seven Hundred and Nine and in the eighth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c . I Thomas Silvester of the Tower of London Esqr. being somewhat indisposed in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory All praise be given to God And being mindful of the frail and uncertain condition of this Transitory life Do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator and of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer by whose mercy and merits I believe and do assuredly hope to obtain free pardon and remission of all my sins and offences and to inherit among the Elect the joys and fruition of eternal life My body I commit to the earth from whence it was extracted to be decently buried according to the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named in sure and certain expectation of a joyful Resurrection at the last day In respect of that Worldly Estate which God of his exceeding bounty hath endowed me with I order and dispose the same in manner and form following (that is to say) Imprimis I give devise and bequeath all that my Manor of Mexborough with the appurtenances in the County of York And all other my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever in the [said]County of York unto my dear and loving wife Sarah Silvester for and during the term of her natural life And from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same unto my Son Edward Silvester his Heirs and Assigns forever Item I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Silvester the sum of Two hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain Item I further give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Silvester all her wearing apparel jewels and ornaments usually worn by her and all my plate and household goods utensils and implements of household which shall remain and be in my house in the Tower of London and in my house at Richmond in the County of Surrey Item I give and bequeath unto my loving Brother John Silvester of Birthwaite in the County of York Esqr. my loving friend Mr. Robert Edwards of London Ironmonger and my Son in Law Mr Thomas Gilbert Citizen and Dyer of London their Executors Administrators and Assigns the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain upon trust that the same shall from time to time during the natural life of my said wife Sarah Silvester be placed forth at interest and the interest and profits of the same shall be paid unto my said Wife during her life And after her decease the said principal sum of One Thousand Pounds shall be paid to and divided amongst all my children Sarah Gilbert Elizabeth Edward William Hannah Thomas and Rebecca Silvester equally and indifferently part and part like Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son Edward Silvester the sum of Two Thousand Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain over and beside what I have given to him The same Two Thousand Pounds to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son William Silvester the sum of Three Thousand pounds of like money to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years Item I give and bequeath unto my said Son Thomas Silvester the sum of Two Thousand and Five hundred pounds of like money to be paid unto him at his age of one and twenty years Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Elizabeth Silvester the sum of Three Thousand pounds of like money to be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first and next happen next after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Hannah Silvester the sum of Two Thousand pounds of like money to be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first and next happen after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto my said Daughter Rebecca Silvester the sum of Two Thousand pounds of like money To be paid unto her at her age of one and twenty years or day of marriage which shall first an next happen after my decease And I will and appoint that if my said Sons Edward William and Thomas Silvester or any or either of them do decease before the said age of one and twenty years or if my Daughter Elizabeth Hannah and Rebeckah Silvester or any or either of them do decease before the said age and before marriage that then the portion and portions of each and every of them so deceasing shall remain and be to the survivors and survivor of them my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca and my Daughter Sarah Gilbert Wife of the before named Thomas Gilbert part and part like between them to be divided Item I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughters Elizabeth Mary and Sarah Gilbert Children of my said Daughter Sarah Gilbert and to all and every the Child or Children of my said Daughter Sarah Gilbert which shall be borne and be living at the time of my decease and to such other Child or Children as my said Daughter Sarah shall be enceinte with at the time of my decease in case such Child or Children be born alive after my decease To each and every of them the sum of Four Hundred pounds a piece of lawful money of Great Britain To be paid to their said Father Thomas Gilbert for their use whose receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same Item I give and bequeath unto my Cozen Sarah Turner the sum of One Hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain Item I give and bequeath unto my said Sons Edward Silvester and William Silvester all my Stock of Iron which shall be in my Shops and Workhouses at the time of my decease And also all and singular my Working Tools and Utensils for work whatsoever To be equally divided between them share and share alike Item I give and bequeath unto my Sister Mary Silvester the sum of Ten pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for mourning The rest and Residue of all and singular my Goods Chattels Debts to me owing ready money and all other my Estate whatsoever (my Debts due unto others my Legacies herein bequeathed and my funeral charges being thereout first defalked paid and discharged I give and bequeath unto my said Wife Sarah Silvester and my said Children Sarah Gilbert Edward Silvester William Silvester Thomas Silvester Elizabeth Silvester Hannah Silvester and Rebecca Silvester to be equally divided between them share and share alike to be paid and delivered to my Daughter Sarah Gilbert her part thereof as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And to my said Sons Edward William and Thomas Silvester severally their respective parts thereof as they shall respectively attain the age of one and twenty years And to my said Daughters Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester severally their respective parts thereof as they shall attain the said age of one and twenty years or shall be married which shall first next happen after my decease And I will that if my said Sons Edward William and Thomas Silvester or any or either of them shall dye before the said age of one and twenty years Or if my said Daughters Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester or any or either of them shall dye before the said age and before marriage That then and in such case the part and share of every of them so deceasing of and in the said Residue of my said Estate shall remain and be to the survivors and survivor of my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester and my said Daughter Sarah Gilbert part and part like between them to be divided A I do further will and declare That the said several Legacies and sums of money herein before by me given to my Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca ^ Silvester are to be and shall be to them and every of them in full payment satisfaction and bar of and for all such Legacies bequests sum and sums of money and demands whatsoever which my said Children and every of them can or may have demand or claim by from or against me for or in respect or by reason or means of the last Will and Testament of my late Brother Henry Silvester deceased provided always and I do hereby expressly will devise and declare That if my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester together with the Husbands of such of my said Daughters as shall be married respectively shall not severally and respective upon request make seal deliver and execute unto my Executrix and Executors herein after named or the survivors or survivor of them his or her Executors or Administrators such sufficient releases and discharges of and for all [such] Legacies bequests sum and sums of money and demand whatsoever which each and every of them my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester respectively or the Husbands of my said Daughters in their right can or may have or claim or be intituled unto by virtue of the last Will and Testament of my said late brother Henry Silvester deceased by my said Executrix and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them his or her Executors or Administrators shall reasonably require That then the proc[i]on legacies devise and estate herein before given and devised to him her or them refusing to execute such Releases shall cease determine and be utterly void and of none effect to all intents and purposes Any thing here in contained to the contrary notwithstanding Provided also and my mind and will is And I do hereby further expressly will devise and declare that in case my Estate after payment of my Debts and Funeral charges shall not be sufficient and extend fully to make good and satisfy all and every the Legacies and sums of money by me given and bequeathed as aforesaid That then and in such case I do will and appoint that a proportionable abatement shall be made out of all and every the said several and respective Legacies herein before by me given and bequeathed Item I make and ordain my said Wife Sarah Silvester my said Brother John Silvester the said Mr Robert Edwards and my said Son in Law Thomas Gilbert joint Executrix and Executors of this my last Will and Testament And I do desire Mr Edward Gilbert of London Scrivener to lend his best assistance to my said Executrix and Executors in the execution of this my Will And I do hereby give and bequeath my said Brother John Silvester and to the said Robert Edwards Thomas Gilbert and Edward Gilbert for their care and pains to be taken in the execution of this my Will the sum[m]e of Twenty pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain for mourning And for the encouragement of my said Executrix and Executors to undertake the Trust hereby committed to them I do hereby direct will order and appoint That my said Executrix and Executors and the survivors and survivor of them his and her Executors and Administrators shall from time to time and at all times as soon as conveniently they may or can during the respective minorities of my said Children Edward William Thomas Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca Silvester and until the Legacies or Estates belonging to them by this my Will shall become due and payable to them loan out at Interest such moneys as shall belong to my said Children so under age respectively and shall not be expended in their educations or maintenances upon security or securities to be taken in the names of my said Executrix and Executors their Executors and Administrators And the Interest and Profits arising by the loaning thereof in the mean time to go and be applied for the respective maintenances and educations of my said Children so under age or for the increase of their respective Fortunes and Estates as my said Executrix and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of the same survivor shall think most convenient And I do further will and appoint that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Executrix and Executors or the survivors or survivor of them his her or their Executors or Administrators at any time or times after my decease to sever take out and dispose of such part or parts of the several Legacies or portions hereby given to my said Sons [William and Thomas Silvester any Sum or Sums of money as they in their Discretions shall think fit for the placing them my said Sons] respectively forth apprentices or to learn any profession or Employment as to them my said Executrix and Executors shall seem meet and convenient provided always and my mind and will is and I do hereby expressly will and declare that in case my said three Daughters Elizabeth Hannah and Rebecca or any or either of them shall marry without the consent of my Executrix and Executors before named or the survivors or survivor of them his or her Executors or Administrators That then the Legacies and sums of money herein before by me given to her or them so marrying without such consent as aforesaid shall not be paid as I have herein before directed and appointed shall cease and be void and I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto my said Executrix and Executors and the survivors and survivor of them his her or their Executors or Executor or Administrators to be by them or the survivors and survivor of them his her or their Executors or Administrators applied upon such Trusts and for such intents and purposes as they or the survivors or survivor of them her or their Executors or Administrators shall think fit And I do further will and appoint that my said Executrix and Executors and their Executors and Administrators shall be indemnified and saved harmless and may deduct to themselves out of my Estate Real or personal all such costs damages and expenses as they any or either of them shall sustain or be put unto or about the Trust hereby committed to them or in the management or execution thereof or of this my Will and shall be answerable only for so much of my Estate Real or Personal or the profits thereof as they shall respectively actually receive and no more nor the one for the other nor with or for the acts defaults or receipts the one of the other And shall not be chargeable with or for the loss of any sum[m] or sums of money so to be put forth and loaned out at Interest as aforesaid And finally I do hereby revoke renounce and make utterly void all former and other Wills by me appointed ordained or made declaring and pronouncing this present Testament to be my true and only last Will In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Silvester have to this my last Will and Testament contained in four sheets of paper and this part of a sheet subscribed my name and set my seal to each of the same sheets and have also affixed my seal to the top of the same sheets the day and year in the first sheet written. Tho: Silvester ./. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas Silvester the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence and subscribed and attested by us in his presence this 28 day of February 1709. William Smith Edw.d Deere Tho: Reason[:ITAL] or sums of money so to be put forth and loaned out at Interest as aforesaid And finally I do hereby revoke renounce and make utterly void all former and other Wills by me appointed ordained or made declaring and pronouncing this present Testament to be my true and only last Will
In Witness whereof I the said Thomas Silvester have to this my last Will and Testament contained in four sheets of paper and this part of a sheet subscribed my name and set my seal to each of the same sheets and have also affixed my seal to the top of the same sheets the day and year in the first sheet written.
Tho: Silvester ./. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas Silvester the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence and subscribed and attested by us in his presence this 28 day of February 1709. William Smith Edw.d Deere Tho: Reason.
He added a codicil to his will on 31 October 1710. Whereas by my last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the eight and twentieth day of February last past before the date hereof I have given and bequeathed unto my loving Brother Mr. John Silvester my loving friend Mr Robert Edwards and my Son in Law Mr. Thomas Gilbert their Executors Administrators and Assigns the sum of One Thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain Upon Trust that the same shall from time to time during the natural life of my Wife Sarah Silvester be placed forth at interest and the interest and profits of the same shall be paid unto my said Wife during her life And after her decease the said principal sum[ITAL:]Whereas by my last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the eight and twentieth day of February last past before the date hereof I have given and bequeathed unto my loving Brother Mr. John Silvester my loving friend Mr Robert Edwards and my Son in Law Mr. Thomas Gilbert their Executors Administrators and Assigns the sum of One Thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain Upon Trust that the same shall from time to time during the natural life of my Wife Sarah Silvester be placed forth at interest and the interest and profits of the same shall be paid unto my said Wife during her life And after her decease the said principal sum[m]e of One Thousand pounds shall be paid to and divided amongst all my Children Sarah Gilbert Elizabeth Edward William Hannah Thomas and Rebecca Silvester equally and indifferently part and part like Now I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Brother John Silvester the said Mr. Robert Edwards and Mr. Thomas Gilbert their Executors Administrators and Assigns (over and above the said One Thousand pounds) the sum of One Thousand pounds more of like lawful money of Great Britain Upon the same Trusts and to the same uses intents and purposes as the said sum of One Thousand pounds by my said Will given to them is therein and herein before mentioned and declared concerning the same Item whereas my Grand daughter Sarah Gilbert is dead since the making of my Will Now I do hereby give and bequeath unto my two surviving Grand daughters Elizabeth and Mary Gilbert the sum of Four hundred pounds by my said Will mentioned to be given to my said Granddaughter Sarah to be equally divided between my said Granddaughters Elizabeth and Mary Gilbert share and share alike To be paid to their Father the said Thomas Gilbert for their use over and above the Four Hundred pounds apiece by my said Will given to my said Granddaughters Elizabeth and Mary Gilbert And I do hereby will and appoint that these presents and every thing herein contained shall be adjudged and taken as a Codicil to my said last Will and Testament and confirm it to be of full force and virtue In Witness whereof I have to this Codicil annexed to my said Will set my hand and seal the one and thirtieth day of October Anno Domini 1710 and in the ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c Tho: Silvester. Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator Thomas Silvester as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in our presence and subscribed and attested by us in his presence this Edwd. Gilbert Tho: Reason[:ITAL]e of One Thousand pounds shall be paid to and divided amongst all my Children Sarah Gilbert Elizabeth Edward William Hannah Thomas and Rebecca Silvester equally and indifferently part and part like Now I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said Brother John Silvester the said Mr. Robert Edwards and Mr. Thomas Gilbert their Executors Administrators and Assigns (over and above the said One Thousand pounds) the sum of One Thousand pounds more of like lawful money of Great Britain Upon the same Trusts and to the same uses intents and purposes as the said sum of One Thousand pounds by my said Will given to them is therein and herein before mentioned and declared concerning the same Item whereas my Grand daughter Sarah Gilbert is dead since the making of my Will Now I do hereby give and bequeath unto my two surviving Grand daughters Elizabeth and Mary Gilbert the sum of Four hundred pounds by my said Will mentioned to be given to my said Granddaughter Sarah to be equally divided between my said Granddaughters Elizabeth and Mary Gilbert share and share alike To be paid to their Father the said Thomas Gilbert for their use over and above the Four Hundred pounds apiece by my said Will given to my said Granddaughters Elizabeth and Mary Gilbert And I do hereby will and appoint that these presents and every thing herein contained shall be adjudged and taken as a Codicil to my said last Will and Testament and confirm it to be of full force and virtue
In Witness whereof I have to this Codicil annexed to my said Will set my hand and seal the one and thirtieth day of October Anno Domini 1710 and in the ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith &c Tho: Silvester. Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator Thomas Silvester as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in our presence and subscribed and attested by us in his presence this Edwd. Gilbert Tho: Reason
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     Thomas died before 8 February 1711 in London. He is mentioned several times in his brother John's will of 1719, sometimes as deceased. He was also of the Tower of London..
     His will was proved on 8 February 1711 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Proved was this will with a codicil attached at London before the Worshipful William Phipps, Doctor of Laws, Surrogate of Right Honorable Lord Charles Hedges, Knight, also Doctor of Laws, Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, lawfully constituted, on the eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ten. By the oaths of Sarah Silvester and Thomas Gilbert, two of the executors named in the said will, to whom was granted the administration of all and singular of the goods, rights and credits of the said deceased for well and faithfully administering the same, sworn on the Holy Gospels of God, with power reserved to John Silvester and Robert Edwards, the other executors named in this will when they come seeking the same. Examined.

Children of Thomas Silvester and Sarah Clay

Thomas Silvester

(say 1693 - before 6 June 1727)
     Thomas Silvester was born say 1693. He was the son of Thomas Silvester and Sarah Clay.
     Thomas Silvester and Sarah Silvester, Elizabeth Silvester, Edward Silvester, William Silvester, Hannah Silvester, Rebecca Silvester, Elizabeth Gilbert, Mary Gilbert and Sarah Gilbert were beneficiaries in Thomas Silvester's will dated 28 February 1710 in London.
     Thomas Silvester was mentioned in the will of John Silvester dated 5 January 1719/20.
     Thomas Silvester made a will dated 7 April 1727 in the Tower of London. His will left £2000 his mother Sarah Silvester, he leaves bequests (£200) to his brother William Silvester & his sisters Hannah Silvester, Elizabeth Gilbert Wife of William Gilbert of Pancras Lane London, his brother in law Mr Thomas Gilbert of Thames Street London. Smaller bequests (£100) were given to his cousin Sarah Turner of the Tower of London Spinster, his cousin Anne Clay of the Tower of London Spinster, [his later brother in law] Mr William Berrisford Mariner now belonging to the good ship the Princess of Wales in the service of the East India Company and friend Mr Thomas Harrison of the parish of St. Botolph Aldgate linen draper and £50 to Mr Robert East of the parish of St. Olave Hart Street London now apprentice to Mr Plant Wine Merchant when he turned 21.
He also gave to his brother William Silvester £100 in trust to place the same out at interest or otherwise improve the same on parliamentary security to pay quarterly to his Uncle Hezekiah Clay and Mary his wife.
He also gave £100 to share between his mother and brother William along with the residue of the estate and appointed them executors.
Signed, and witnessed by Edwd Short Jno. Travis Alex. Bolton Clerke to Mr Brent.
     Thomas died before 6 June 1727.
     His will was proved on 6 June 1727 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Unknown Silvester

     Unknown Silvester was the daughter of Unknown (Edward?) Silvester.
     Unknown Silvester married Unknown Clay. Unknown Silvester was living in November 1696.

Unknown (Edward?) Silvester

( - 1672)
     Unknown (Edward?) Silvester was the son of Nicholas Silvester and Isabel Senior.
     Edward Silvester was an anchorsmith who lived and worked in Gosport from around 1656. From 1664 to his death in 1672 he was under contract to the Crown to make an iron mooring chain 26, later reduced to 175 fathoms long. Each link was three feet long and weighed over 168 pounds. The location of his workshops is unknown but it would likely have been close to the harbour so that raw materials and finsihed product could be easily shipped to the dockyard.
     Unknown died in 1672.

Children of Unknown (Edward?) Silvester

William Silvester

(say 1691 - before 22 October 1741)
     William Silvester was born say 1691. He was the son of Thomas Silvester and Sarah Clay.
     William Silvester and Sarah Silvester, Elizabeth Silvester, Edward Silvester, Hannah Silvester, Thomas Silvester, Rebecca Silvester, Elizabeth Gilbert, Mary Gilbert and Sarah Gilbert were beneficiaries in Thomas Silvester's will dated 28 February 1710 in London.
     William Silvester was mentioned in the will of John Silvester dated 5 January 1719/20.
     In Thomas Silvester's will dated 7 April 1727 in the Tower of London, William Silvester was named as heir; His will left £2000 his mother Sarah Silvester, he leaves bequests (£200) to his brother William Silvester & his sisters Hannah Silvester, Elizabeth Gilbert Wife of William Gilbert of Pancras Lane London, his brother in law Mr Thomas Gilbert of Thames Street London. Smaller bequests (£100) were given to his cousin Sarah Turner of the Tower of London Spinster, his cousin Anne Clay of the Tower of London Spinster, [his later brother in law] Mr William Berrisford Mariner now belonging to the good ship the Princess of Wales in the service of the East India Company and friend Mr Thomas Harrison of the parish of St. Botolph Aldgate linen draper and £50 to Mr Robert East of the parish of St. Olave Hart Street London now apprentice to Mr Plant Wine Merchant when he turned 21.
He also gave to his brother William Silvester £100 in trust to place the same out at interest or otherwise improve the same on parliamentary security to pay quarterly to his Uncle Hezekiah Clay and Mary his wife.
He also gave £100 to share between his mother and brother William along with the residue of the estate and appointed them executors.
Signed, and witnessed by Edwd Short Jno. Travis Alex. Bolton Clerke to Mr Brent.
     He was his mother's heir.
     In the Beaumont of Whitley family & estate records, William Silvestor of the Tower of London, esquire is party to a lease dated 25 July 1738, for one year of land at Kirkheaton, Lepton, Dalton and Gawthorpe with Richard Whitton of Lupsett in the parish of Wakefield, eldest son & heir of Richard Witton of Wakefield, esq., deceased. The consideratin was five shillings and a peppercorn rent. The record is held at Kirklees branch of the Yorshire Archves ref: DD/WBD/1/166a.
     William Silvester made a will dated 10 October 1741 in the Tower of London. His will mentions his niece Elizabeth Gilbert, his manor of Mexborough to go to his nephew and godson William Beresford, the son of his sister Hannah and her husband William Beresford, his nephew Thomas Gilbert, his late brother Thomas Silvester, his cousin John Smith of Newland, his niece Mary Reeve, the wife of Thomas Reeve, Doctor of Physick, nephew Edward Gilbert, niece Sarah Gilbert, his Cousin Sarah Turner the Daughter of my Uncle John Turner late of Eckington in the County of Derby deceased, his Cousin Anne Clay the Daughter of my Uncle Samuel Clay of Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln Clockmaker, his my cousin Sarah Pitts Wife of Richard Pitts of Tower Street London Butcher and he wished to be buried in the Tower Chapel.
     William died before 22 October 1741 in London.
     His will was proved on 22 October 1741 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Norman Campbell Sim

(20 November 1907 - 31 May 1993)
     Norman Campbell Sim was born on 20 November 1907 in Victoria.
     Norman Campbell Sim married Veronica Mary Kearns, daughter of Daniel Patrick Kearns and Annie Veronica Dunbar, on 15 May 1934 in Victoria, Australia.
     Norman died on 31 May 1993 in Victoria, aged 85.

Emma Simmonds

(circa 1825 - 29 January 1860)
     Emma Simmonds was born circa 1825.
     Emma Simmonds married Frederick Killigrew Dunbar, son of Rev John Dunbar and Frances Holmes Halahan, on 6 May 1850 in the old church, Calcutta, West Bengal, India. Frederick Killigrew Dunbar aged 23, bachelor, H C Marine, both of Cooley Bazar, son of John Dunbar , by licence, to, Emma Simmmonds, 25, daughter of Isaac Cave Simmonds. Witnessed by John Cleghorn & John Digney..
     Emma died of nervous exhaustion on 29 January 1860 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She was buried the next day at Fort William by the Chaplain of Kidderpore.

Children of Emma Simmonds and Frederick Killigrew Dunbar

Kathleen Mary Simmons

(24 March 1914 - 12 March 1988)
     Kathleen Mary Simmons was born on 24 March 1914 in East Finchley, London, England.
     Kathleen Mary Simmons married Harry Walter Wakeford, son of Harry Edwin Wakeford and Alice Eliza Death, on 6 March 1943 in Palmers Green, London, England.
     Kathleen died on 12 March 1988 in Foxhole, St Austell, Cornwall, England, aged 73. She was buried on 18 March 1988 in St Austell, Cornwall, England.

Eliza Simons

(circa 1839 - )
     Eliza Simons was born circa 1839 in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire.
     Eliza Simons married Arnold William Denman, son of Arnold Denman and Frances Heatherly Lay, on 6 May 1861 in St John's, Fulham, Kensington RD, Middlesex.
     Eliza Simons and Arnold William Denman appeared on the 1871 census in Heathfield Villas, Sydney Rd, Cuckfield, Sussex. Arnold W Denman, head, married, 39, retired farmer, born Willingdon; with his wife Eliza aged 33, born Ruddingham, Notts and son Francis A, aged 2? born Ruddingham, with one domestic servant.
     Eliza Denman and Frances Heatherly Lay appeared on the 1891 census in 1 Park Road, Nottingham. Frances Heatherly Denman, widow, 85?, born Hackney, was a visitor along with Eliza Denman, widow, 53, born Ruddingham, Ntt, in the household of Thomas Knight Pendred 38, draper, his wife Sarah Ann 29/39?, their two children, his sister and his mother in law Alice? Murden aged 61, all born in Notts.

Children of Eliza Simons and Arnold William Denman

Christina Simpson

     Christina Simpson married Alexander Bain.

Child of Christina Simpson and Alexander Bain