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Ann Redfearn

1778 - 1828

Father Joseph Redfearn
Mother Hannah Eyre
Husband Joseph Bocking
Children un-named, Joseph, Mary, Hannah, Joseph, Elizabeth, un-named, Sarah, Thomas


Ann was born in Abney in 1778, the daughter of Joseph and Hannah (1). She had an older sister Mary, and an older brother Joseph (2). Her father died when she was just one year old (3).

Her grandfather named her (as Nancy) in his will of 1780, bequeathing her five shillings when to got to the age of 20 (4). Her mother remaried in 1784 to Ralph Bramwell, and four half brothers for Ann followed - Francis, two Abrahams and Ralph. Both Abrahams and Ralph died in their infancy though (5).

Nothing else is known of her until she married Joseph Bocking, on 21st August 1796 at St Peter's in Hope (6). Their first child was born soon afterwards, but it died an infant (7). Their luck didn't improve the following year when another son, Joseph, survived for only a few days (8)(9). Things got a little better after this though. Their daughter Mary was born in 1799 (10), followed by Hannah in 1801 (11). A second Joseph was born about 1803 (12), followed by another daughter, Elizabeth, in 1806 (13). Another child died in infancy in 1810 (14), before their youngest daughter Sarah was born in 1811 (15), and youngest son Thomas in 1814 (16).

Ann died, aged 50, in 1828 (17). Her mother survived her by seven years (18), and her husband by ten (19).


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [April 1778] Ann Dau: of Joseph & Hannah Redfearn Abney   2
  2. See her father's page.
  3. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [July 1779] Joseph Redfearn Junr of Abney   3
  4. Will (page 1, page 2) of Joseph Redfearn (ref: B/C/11/Joseph Redfearn, Abney, 1781 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen,
    I Joseph Redfearn of Abney in the Parish of Hope
    and County of Derby Farmer, being but weak of Body
    but of sound and perfect mind and memory (praised be God for
    the same) do make and publish this my last Will and Testament
    in manner and form following (that is to say)
    First I recommend my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God, hoping of
    the Merits of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to receive full
    and free pardon of all my Sins. And my Body I recommend to the Earth to
    be decently buried at the discretion of my Well beloved Son and Executor
    herein after mentioned, and as to such worldly Estate as it hath pleased God
    to bestow upon me, I give and bequeath thereof as followeth.
    I hereby Will that all my just Debts and Funeral expences be paid and discharged.
    Item I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Grandson Joseph Redfern
    the Sum of twenty Pounds to be paid to him when he shall arrive at the
    age of twenty one Years, if he liveth to that age, but if he happen to
    die before that time, It is my Will that the said Sum of twenty Pound
    be paid and divided equally share and share alike between my two
    Granddaughters Mally Redfearn and Nancy Redfearn seperately
    and severaly, when they each arrive at the age of twenty one years,
    but if it happen that either of my wo said Granddaughters dies before
    she arrives at twenty one Years of Age, it is my Will that the Survivor
    of them shall be paid the Sum of twenty Pounds at the age of twenty
    one Years, my Grandson being dead also.
    Item I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Granddaughter Mally
    Redfearn, the sum of Five Shillings
    Item I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved Granddaughter
    Nancy Redfearn, also the sum of Five Shillings these two legacies
    to be paid as the each arrive severally at the age of twenty years.
    And all the rest residue and remainder of my worldly Estate and
    Effects, I give and bequeath to my wellbeloved Son Samuel Redfearn
    (that is to say) My two Cottages, with all every, the Rights, Privieges, and
    Appurtenances thereunto belonging. Also the good Will and my tenant
    Right of my Farm, I give to my said Son Samuel Redfearn, by and with the
    Consent and Approbation of my Landlord Bradshaw Galliard Esqr if he
    be pleased to admit him Tenant, Together with all and every my stock
    in Cattle, Husbandry Gears, and all my Household Furniture, and all and
    every the Debts, dues and demands whatsoever and wheresover and of
    what nature and kind soever due to me.
    And I also nominate constitute and appoint my said Son Samuel
    Redfearn Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament, And I
    hereby revoke all and every former Will or Wills or Deed of Gift by me
    heretofore made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my
    Hand and Seal the twenty eighth Day of December in the year of
    out Lord one thousand seven Hundred and Eighty.
    Signed Sealed published and declared
    by the aforenamed Joseph Redfearn
    to be the last Will and Testament                 Joseph Redfearn his+mark
    in the Presences of us, who subscribed
    our Names in the presence of the
    Testator and of each other
          Anthony Frith
          John How
          George Robinson
     
    Probate granted to Samuel Redfearn at Bakewell on 16/10/1781
  5. See her mother's page.
  6. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the marriage entry:
    Joseph Bocking of this Parish Bachelor
    and Ann Refearn of this Parish Spinster were
    Married in this Church by Banns
    this twenty first Day of August in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred
    and ninety six By me John Ibotson Curate

    The Marriage was solemnized between Us Joseph Bocking
    Ann herXmark Redfearn
    In the Presence of Francis Eyre
    Nathan Woodroofe
  7. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [April 1797] Infant of Joseph Bocking Abney   23
  8. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [May 1798] Joseph Son of Joseph & Nanny Bocking Abney Grange   11
  9. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [May 1798] Joseph Son of Joseph Bocking Abney grange   20
  10. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [July 1799] Mary Dau: of Joseph & Ann Bocking Abney-grange   21
  11. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [November 1801] Hannah Dau: of Joseph & Ann Bocking Grange   29
  12. See her husband's page.
  13. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [December 1806] Elizabeth Dau: of Joseph & Ann Bocking Abney grange   28
  14. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [January 1810] Infant of Joseph Bocking Abney   19
  15. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [March 1811] Sarah Dau: of Joseph & Ann Bocking Abney   28
  16. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    When
    baptized  
    Child's
    Christian Name  
    Parents Name   Abode   Quality, Trade
    or
    Profession  
    Christian Surname
    27th
    February
    [1814]
    Thomas
    Son of
    Joseph
    &
    Ann
    Bocking Abney Farmer
  17. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Ann Bocking Abney 2d August
    [1828]
    50
  18. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Hannah Bramwell Litton Sep 10th
    [1835]
    yrs
    85
  19. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    Name Abode When buried Age
    Joseph Bocking Abney June 18th
    [1838]
    67



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