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Mary White

1710 - 1787

Father Francis White
Mother unknown
Husband Samuel Allen
Children Samuel, Sarah


Mary was born in about 1710 (1), the eldest daughter (2) of Francis, and baptised at Chelmorton on 2nd May (1) that year. Her younger Brother Ralph was born in 1713 (11), and her sister Elizabeth in 1716 (3).

She married Samuel Allen of Upper Haddon on 18th October 1737 at St John the Baptist's in Tideswell (4). He presumably moved to Flagg straight after their marriage, and they were certainly living there by late 1741 when their son Samuel was born (6). Their daughter Sarah was born about 18 months later (7).

Her father's will of 1740 names her as a beneficiary and he leaves her his property in Monyash that was adjoining to "Tag Lane End" (2). She would have come into possession of this sometime after her father's probate was granted in 1743 (10). (Note: Tagg Lane ran east from Monyash towards Sparklow, but its unlcear where the property was exactly. A map from c1900 shows two possible farms: "The Whim" and "Henmoor")

Her husband Samuel died in 1768 (8). Her brother Ralph died in 1782, leaving his home in Flagg to her (and after her death to her son Samuel) (12). Mary died in 1787, having lived all her life in Flagg. She was buried at Monyash on 30th March (9).


Brief details of her children:



Sources:

  1. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton, includes the entry:
    Mary the Daughter of Francis White was baptized May the 2d 1710
  2. Will of Francis White (Top half, Bottom half) (ref: B/C/11/Francis White, Flagg, 1743 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen January 19 1740 = in the fourteent year of
    the Reige of our Soverenge Lord King Georg the second by the Grace of God
    over Great Brittaine & Annoqu Dommeni: 1740 I Francis Wite of Flagg in
    the parish of Bakewell & County of Darby yeoman Being Weak of Body
    but of sound mind ad perfect memory blessed be God Do make and ordaine this
    My last Will and Testament in manner and forme folloing furst and prinsapally
    I Commend my soul in to the hands of allmighty God my maker hopeing to
    Receve free pardon of all my sinns; and my body to the Earth to be Decently buryed
    at the discrestion of my Exect hear after named and as for such temporall Estate as it
    hath pleased allmighty God to bestow upon mee I give devise and bequeath the saime
    as followeth Imprimis my Will and mind is that all my funeral Charges bee Discharged
    and all the Dets I ow to anny person be honestly paid as for and concerning all my meseuages
    lands & Tenements my will and mind is that my Wife Doth Injoy for or Dureing her nateral
    life those crofts commonly coled by the name of thurstain crofts and the long accers bothem
    belonging to mee sitteating lying or being in the town of Flagg wich I do nomenate and apoynt
    in the Room of her Therds and one Cow wich she shall chuse and one bed vu I Give and bequeath
    unto Mary Allen my eldest Douter and to her Eyrs Lawfully born of her own body all that housing
    lying or being in the town of Monne Ash belonging to mee ajoyning to tag lane end butt for want
    of Eyrs of her own body my will and mind is that the same housing Return to my son Ralph and
    his Eyrs Vis I give and bequeath unto my Douter Elezebeth forty five pound to bee paid her by my
    Execter here after named and as for the Rest of my Estate Goods Cattels I give & bequeath unto
    my son Ralph and I do nommenate and apoynt my son Ralph Wite to bee my sole Execter
    of this my last Will and Testament by mee
                                        Francis White
    Tested in the presens of
    John Bott
    Joseph Bott
  3. Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton includes the following entry:
    [1716] Apr 16 Bapd Elizabeth daughter of Francis White
  4. Even though the entry from the parish register (5), doesn't give her christian name, it does state that she was surnamed White and from Flagg. Samuel's wife is known to have been called Mary from their children's baptisms, and Francis White's daughter Mary is known to have married an Allen (2).
  5. Entry in the parish register of St John the Baptist's in Tideswell reads:
    [1737, October] 18 Married Samuel Allen of Upper haddon &         White of Flagg
  6. Baptism entry in Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1741, 9ber] 22d Baptized Samuel Son of Samuel Allen of Flagg & Mary his wife
  7. Baptism entry in Parish register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton reads:
    [1743, May] 29th Baptized Sarah dau of Samuel Allen of Flagg & Mary his wife
  8. Her husband Samuel's burial entry in the parish register of St Leonard's in Monyash reads:
    [1768] April 24th Burd Samuel Allen of Flagg.
  9. Burial entry from the parish register of St Leonard's in Monyash reads:
    [1787, March] 30 Burd Mary Allen Flagg Widow
  10. Probate of Francis White (ref: B/C/11/Francis White, Flagg, 1743 @ LRO) reads:
    Bakewell Aprill 22d 1743
    Let a Probat of this will be granted to Ralph
    Wite Sole Executor herein named
                                        Oath made before
                                        Thos Groor Surrogate
  11. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St John the Baptist's, Chelmorton, includes the entry:
    Ralph the son of Francis White of Flagg bapt: August the 4th [1713]
  12. Will (page 2, page 3) of Ralph White (ref: B/C/11/Ralph White, Flagg, 1782 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God Amen, I Ralph White of
    Flagg in the parish of Bakewell in the county of Derby
    yeoman being of sound and disposing mind and memory
    (Praised be to god for the same) Do make publish and declare
    this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following
    that is to say, First I will that all my just Debts the Legacy
    hereinafter by me given and bequested my Funeral Expenses
    the charges of proving and all other charges attending the execution
    of this my will, be paid of and discharged by my Executor and
    Excutrix hereinafter named by and out of any personal estate.
    Also I Give and Devise All that my Messuage
    Dwelinghouse or Tenement situate standing and being
    in Flagg aforesaid wherein I do now inhabit and dwell with
    the Barn Stable Cowhouse Coalhouse Carthouse Fold or
    yard and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging
    And also all those several closes pieces or parcels of
    inclose Land meadow or pasture ground situate lying
    and being in Flagg aforesaid and hereinafter particularly
    mentioned, that is to say, the Barn close, the Top close, the
    Longacres and the Hiden yard unto my loving Sister Mary
    Allin and her assigns for and during the Term of her natural
    life and from and immediately after her decease Then I Give
    and Devise the same Messuage Dwellinghouse or Tenement
    Barn Stable Cowhouse Coalhouse Carthouse Fold or yard
    closes pieces or parcels of inclosed land meadow or pasture
    ground hereditaments and premises unto my Nephew
    Samuel Allin his heirs and assigns for ever. Whereas my
    said Nephew Samuel Allin owes me upon his promissory
    note or note of hand or some other security or securities the
    sum of one hundred and forty seven pounds and ten shillings
    or thereabouts with Interest for the same after the rate of
    four pounds for an hundred pounds for a year which
    said sum of one hundred and forty seven pounds and ten
    shillings and all Interest which shall be due at the time
    of my death or shall afterwards grow or become due for the
    same I do hereby will order and direct
    shall be charged upon all my said Messuage
    Dwellinghouse or Tenement Barn Stable Cowhouse
    Coalhouse Carthouse Fold or yard closes pieces or
    parcels of inclosed land meadow or pasture ground
    hereditaments and premises hereinbefore mentioned
    to be hereby by me given and devised to my said Nephew
    Samuel Allin (from and immediately after the decease
    of my said sister Mary Allin as aforesaid) And I do
    hereby make subject and liable the same real Estate and
    every part thereof with the payment thereof accordingly
    Also I give and Devise All those two small closes
    pieces or parcels if inclosed land meadow or pasture
    ground situate lying and being in Flagg aforesaid and
    commonly called or known by the names of Thurstone
    Crofts unto my loving sister Elizabeth Webster her heirs
    and assigns for ever Provided always nonetheless and
    my will and mind is that in case my said sister Elizabeth
    Webster shall neglect or refuse in her life time either by
    Deed or Will or some other Instrument in writing to sell give
    or dispose of the said two small closes or parcels of Land
    called Thurstone Crofts , Then and in such case I do hereby
    Will order and direct that the said wo small closes or
    parcels of land called Thurstone Crofts shall go to and be
    equally divided between and amongst all and every her
    child or children which shall be living at the time of her
    death share and share alike to take as Tenants in common
    and not as joint tenants and I do hereby Give and Devise
    the same estate and every part thereof to them and their
    heirs forever accordingly. Also I Give and Bequeath
    unto my niece Sarah Webster the sum of one hundred
    pounds Sterling to be paid by my Executor and
    Executrix hereinafter named within a twelvemonth after
    my decease by and out of my personal Estate. All the rest
    residue and remainder of my personal Estate whatsoever
    and wheresoever or of what nature or kind soever I Give
    and Bequeath unto my Nephews and niece Matthew
    Sarah Francis and James Webster in equal
    proportions share and share alike. And lastly I do
    hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said nephew
    and niece Matthew and Sarah Webster joint Executor
    and Executrix of this my last Will and Testament
    hereby revoking and making void all former and
    other Wills by me at any time heretofore made. In
    Witness whereof I the said Ralph White the Testator
    have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand
    and seal the twenty sixth day of August in the year
    of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy
    nine.
                       Ralph White
    Signed sealed published and declared
    by the aid Ralph White the Testator
    as and for his last Will and Testament
    in the presence of us who as Witnesses
    thereto have subscribed our names in
    the presence and at the request of the
            said Testator.
            [..] Webster jun
            Wm Willgoose
    William Roberts
              At Bakewell 18th October 1782
              Let a probat of this will be granted to Matthew
              Webster and Sarah Webster spinster the Executor
              and Executrix.
    Undr 100



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