1730 - 1808
Thomas's mark, on his will of 1800 (27)
|Children||Alice, Mary, Jane, William, Hannah, Thomas, Martha, Joseph, Ann, George|
Thomas was born in Chelmorton in 1730, the son of William and Alice (1). He had two older brothers, Jospeh (2) and Benjamin (3), and an older sister Hannah (4). His mother died when he was just a year old (5). However his father was married again in a little under six months! (6) Thomas's eldest half brother John was born in 1734(7), followed by Martha in 1736 (8) and William in 1738 (9). His older brother Benjamin died around his 18th birthday in 1745 (10), and his father in 1850 (11).
Thomas married a woman called Martha and they lived in Flagg, where their first child Alice, was born in 1758 (13). She was followed by another daughter Mary in 1760 (14), although she only lived a few months (15). Another daughter Jane was born in 1761 (16), and then the eldest son, William followed in 1762 (17). He was followed by daughter Hannah in 1765 (18)and son Thomas in 1767 (19).
Thomas's mother died in Februrary 1769 (20). His daughter Martha was born later the same year (21), and then son Joseph two years later (22), but he died aged just one (23). Youngest daughter Anne was born in 1776 (24), and finally youngest son George in 1780 (25). One of his daughters, either Anne or Martha, died in 1779, and the other one sometime over the next twenty years (26), before he wrote his will in the summer of 1800 (27). In his will he leaves everything to his wife during her life, then his farm was left to his sons Thomas & George. The major bequest going to his second and third sons implies that had probably already given eldest son William his inheritance.
Thomas died in October 1808 (28), and was buried in Chelmorton (29). His wife survived him by a little over a year (30).
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