Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last will and Testament of John BECK

I wonder what happened to all this. Would love to know who Mrs Elizabeth TODD is - she ended up with the family bible!!!

Transcript

I John BECK of Old Brentford in the parish of Ealing in the county of Middlesex formerly carrying on the trade of Linen Draper but now of Gardening do constitute this my last will and testament 

first I give and bequeath to Mrs Elizabeth ? TODD a large family bible

the residue of my property of any or what description that shall or do belong to me at my decease but particularly the household furniture in the dwelling house formerly in my possession as tenant but now tenanted by Mrs Edmund TREDAWAY at which place I now reside the following goods furniture described as follows viz -
  • Goose feather bed
  • 4 good ditto ditto
  • 5 bolsters & 4 pair pillow
  • 5 Bedsteads
  • 3 Mattress
  • 3 Bed funitures
  • 5 (8?) pair sheets
  • 6 pair blankets
  • 6 quilts
  • 6 pair pillow cases
  • 2 large Table Cloths
  • 6 small ditto
  • 1 Double Chest of Drawers
  • 1 Bureau
  • 1 large Mahogany table
  • 3 small Mahogany tables
  • 3 Deal ditto
  • 1 Wainscot ditto
  • 1 Dozen Rush bottomed chairs
  • 6 Mahogany chairs
  • 1 ditto ditto
  • 1 stand
  • 1 painted ditto
  • 1 night chair
  • 1 knife Cast
  • 1 dozen knives and forks
  • 3 tea trays
  • 1 small ditto and Bread Basket + 2 decanters & stands
  • 1 dozen Glasses
  • 6 (runners or rummers) of Salts Cut Glass
  • 2 sets of China cups & Saucers & full set of Blue & White Dinner Service
  • 2 large trunks
  • 4 looking glasses and 1 dressing Glass
  • 40 books various and one Large Family Bible
  • 2 Tea Chests
  • one pair Plated Candlesticks
  • 6 Brass ditto
  • Large Copper
  • 5 Stoves
  • 4 sets Fire irons
  • 4 Fenders
  • 2 large Carpets
  • 3 pair bedside ditto
  • 2 hearth rugs
  • copper coal scuttle and copper tea ? kettle and 2 ? watches with the fixtures of the shop

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Great read

This is such a good read, (print is a bit on the small side).


Monday, December 14, 2015

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

New books at the Library

There are a lot of new 'Family History' books at the library.
Here is one



Go and browse shelve 929.



Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The ASHER family

The ASHER Family left - right
 Walter Herbert (Bert) b. 31/07/1893 Lincoln 
Alfred E (Ern) b. 1892 Lincoln
William (Sgt Royal Marine Artillary) b.1865 Potter Hanworth
Laura (nee HUTTON) b.1869 York
Laura Cecilia (Polly) b.1905 Portsmouth





Monday, November 23, 2015

1939 & all that!

The 1939 register that was taken on the 29th September (six months after my Gran had died) has thrown up some more info on the Bobbett family.

Arthur J Bobbett male born 6 November age 60 married Publican retired
Maria A Bobbett female born 12 September age 77 married Incapacitated
Cecily M Batson female born 2 August age 67 widow  Paid Domestic Duties
How do I know Cecily is part of my family? She is the younger sister of Maria (nee Jackson), my Gran, Emma Louisa family. So - my great Aunt.
The address is 36 Kingston Road, Teddington, I wonder if this is the house I went to. Maria (who I called Auntie Marie) died in 1941, Arthur died in 1945 & Cecily died in 1954.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Sunday, November 1, 2015