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Mary Dawes

1617 - 1668

Father Thomas Dawes
Mother  
Husband John Prime
Children Dorothy, Francis, Richard, Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Peter, Nathaniel, John, un-named


Mary was born in 1617 in the parish of Mackworth, the daughter of Thomas (1). She had an older brother Francis(6) and younger sisters Elizabeth & Anne(7).

She married John Prime in on 19th May 1641(8). Their residence for the first 9 years after marriage is not known, but they were living somewhere in Darley parish by the time of their daughter Mary's baptism there in 1650(9). Another daughter Elizabeth followed in 1652 by which time they were living in Wensley(10). A son John was born in 1654(11), then Daniel in 1656(12), Peter in 1657(13) and Nathaniel in 1661(14). Their son John died in 1662(15) but when they had another son the following year he was also named John(16). She had another child in 1664 but they died before they were even baptised(17). There were also another 4 children whose dates of birth are not known - Dorothy, Richard, Francis and Ann(18). These were probably her eldest children, born between her marriage and the baptism of daughter Mary in 1650.

She died in March 1668 and was buried in Darley(19). Her husband in 1679(20).


Brief details of his children:



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  1. Mary was baptised in Mackworth on 12/4/1617 (2). That this baptism is her is substantiated by the combined contents of the wills of three of her uncles(3)(4)(5). She is named as a niece in her uncle John's will, but not named as a daughter in the wills of his brothers Francis & Adrian. Two other brothers of these three are named - Thomas and Edward. Only Thomas had children baptised in Mackworth where she was later married (her uncle Edward may have also had a daughter Mary baptised in Allestree, but that birth was too late to be the Mary who married John Prime in 1641). Notably, of the three uncles who wrote a will, two had moved to the Darley area like her husband John. This matching migration could indicate a strong link between the families which predates their marriage (c.f. her husband John's father being named supervisor in her uncle Francis's will).
  2. Parish Register of All Saints, Mackworth includes the entry:
    [1617] Bap: Maria filia Thoma Dawse 12o die Aprilis
  3. Will of Francis Dawes (ref: B/C/11/Francis Dawes, Weston Underwood, 1649 @ Lichfield Record Office) reads:
    
    Weston Underwood October 12 1646
    In the name of god amen, I Francis Dawes of Weston aforesaid
    being weake in body but of perfect mynd and memory (blessed be
    god) doe make and ordaine my last will and Testament in man=
    ner & forme as followeth In the first place I comitt my soule
    to god in assurance of salvation by Christ Jesus my body to
    the earth from whence it was taken to be enterred according
    to the discretion of my executors and all my worldly estate I dis=
    pose of as followeth.
    Item I give and bequeath to my loving wife Twenty poundes
    in mony tenne sheepe one cowe two kettles and one bed in the Chamber
    wth thinges belonging.
    Item I give and bequeath to my three servants eviry of them twelve
    pence to my brothers children 12 pence apeece & likewise god children
    Item I give and bequeath to the three oversiers of this my last will to
    every of them three shillings fowre pence.
    Item all the rest of myne estate Cattells and Chattells and all other goods
    moveable and umoveable I give and bequeath to my son John Dawes
    Item I appoint my sonne John Dawes to be sole executor of this
    my last will and Testament And doe in treat my loving brother
    John Dawes and my loving freinds & neghbors Francis Burton &
    John Pryme to be oversiers of this my last will in witness where
    of I have heare unto put my hand and seale the day & yeare above
    written.
    sealed in the presents
    of theise witnesses
    Edward Poole
    John Pryme
    Dorothy Pryme
    
    Inventory taken 4/12/1648 by Nicholas Woodcocke, James Hall, Robert Horobin & Francis [Kidd]
    Probate granted 11/5/1649
  4. Will of Adrian Dawes (ref: B/C/11/Adrian Dawes, Winster, 1647 @ Lichfield Record Office) reads:
    
    June the Twentith day 1647.
    The last will of Adrian Dawes of Winster in the County
    of Derby Webster that hee made by word of mouth as
    followeth.
    First I give to my wife Elizabeth Dawes my house & backside
    dureinge the tyme of her naturall life, & two kyne dureinge her
    said tearme and two Closes ye sd tearme of life, if
    the said Closes continue soe longe in lease as shee the sd Elizabeth
    shall live, the one called by the name of Held Bancke and
    the other Called the Riddinge shee the sd Elizabeth pauinge the
    yearly Rente of Twenty shillings for ye sd two Closes, And
    after I give the sd Goods to John Stone my now sonne in law
    It I give to Joane Dawes the now wife of Francis Dawes of
    Weston two Bayes of my Barne to make her a house, & a convenient
    Gardenstead, att the upper end of the same dureinge the tearme of
    her natrall life, if shee the sd Joane shall [stain] in neede
    to use it her selfe, or else not,
    It I give to Agnes Stones the daughter of my sonne in law John
    Stones & to her heirs lawfully begotten for ever my house & Barne
    and Backside with the Appurtenances belonginge to the same in Winster
    after ye death of Elizabeth my now wife & Joane Dawes my sister
    in law and all ye rest of my lands in Winster whatsoever I give
    to the sd Agnes & to her heirs lawfully begotten for ever, And for
    want of heirs lawfull of the sd Agnes Stones I give the said
    house & lands to Elizabeth Stones, the second daughter of my sonne
    in law John Stones & to her heires lawfully begotten for ever, and
    for want of lawful heirs of the sd Elizabeth Stones I give
    the sd house & lands to Alice Stones, the third daughter of the
    said John Stones, & to her heires lawfull begotten for ever, And
    for want of heires of the sd Three daughters, I give the said
    house & lands to the next surviving heire of John & Alice
    Stones my daughter And for want of heires of the sd John
    Stones my sonne in law & Alice his wife my now daughter I
    give ye sd house & lands with the appurtenances to John Dawes the
    now sonne of Francis Dawes of Weston & to his heires lawfully
    begotten for ever, And for want of heires of the sd John Dawes
    I give ye sd house & lands in Winster with the appurtenances
    belonginge to the same, to the next heire male of my name
    & to his heires lawfully begotten for ever.
    Item I give to John Stones my sonne in law one Bay horse
    hee the sd John giveinge to my wife every yeare for yespace
    of tenn yeares , tenn horse loade of Coles if shee the said
    Elizabeth shall live soe longe
    It I give unto Elizabeth Stones the second daughter of my
    sonne in law John Stones all my sheepe whatsoever, hee
    the sd John keepeinge the sd sheepe & [...........] the
    Commoddity of the same for himselfe until shee the
    sd Elizabeth shall come to lawfull yeares of age.
    It I give to Alice Stones the third daughter of my sonne
    in law John Stones the [monies] which is in the hands of John
    Stones the now Father of my sonne in law John Stones
    It I give to John Dawes of Weston my sword
    It I give to James Bestall the monies hee oweth me, hee
    the said James writinge my will for the same.
    It I give to John Stones my sonne in law all the rest of
    my Goods whatsoever and I make the sd John my full
    & sole executor of this my last will & Testament
    accordinge to my true intent & meaning herein.
    
    Probate granted 7/6/1648 to John Stone
  5. Will of John Dawes (ref: B/C/11/John Dawes, Darley, 1660 @ Lichfield Record Office) reads:
    
    In the name of God Amen; I John Dawes of Bridge=
    towne in the parish of Darley & Country of Darby weaver
    Beeinge in Reasonable good health & of good & perfect
    memory (Blessed Be god) doe make & ordaine this my
    Last will & testament; Bequeathinge my soule Into
    the hands of Almighty god Trusting to Be saved By
    The merits of Jes: Xst And for my worldly estate
    I dispose of it in Manner & forme followinge;
    I give to Margery my neece the wife of James Bestall ten pound
    & a Side Saddle; I give to my neece Anne the wife
    of Thomas Adams five pound sixe shillinge & eight pence
    I give to My neece Mary the wife of John Prime
    five pound sixe shillinges & eight pence; To widow
    Ales Stone I release sixteene shillinges & give to her
    five shillinges; I give to my nephew John Dawes the
    sonne of Francis Dawes deceased Sixe shillinges & eight
    pence; To my neece Ellen {Gorse] three shillinges; To
    my Brother in law Hugh Goodwin 10s: To my sister in law
    Jane Bennet 6s 8d; To my nephew Francis Dawes
    the sonne of Thomas Dawes deceased fifty shillinges
    I give to my nephew Thomas Dawes my shoppe with
    with all the Loomes & Materialls Beloginge to the
    trade; [Provided] that all give to Richard Goodwin my
    wives nephew fifty shillinges; And one Loome with
    gears which Thomas Dawes Bought of George Alcock
    Lastly I make & ordaione my welbeloved wife Joane
    Dawes sole executor of this my last will & testament
    Giving to her All the rest of my estate; And have put
    to my hand & seale ye sixteenth of December: 1659:
    Witnesses: John Pott              The seale & marke
               the marke of           of John Dawes
               Thomas Needham
    
    Inventory taken 23/8/1660 by Rowland Bestall, John Statham, Richard [B......] & Antho: [Steanes]
    Probate granted 29/8/1660
  6. Parish Register of All Saints, Mackworth includes the entry:
    [1614] Bapt Francisci fil Tho Dawes [T.....] 5o die Januarii
  7. Parish Register of All Saints, Mackworth includes the entry:
    [1620] Bap: Elizabetha & Anna fill Tho Dawes 21o Decembris
  8. Parish Register of All Saints, Mackworth includes the entry:
    [1641] Matrim inter Joh: Prime de Darleigh et Mariam Dawe de Mackworth Maii 19
  9. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Christeninges 1650] Mary the daught of John Prime baptized 4th of April
  10. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Christeninges 1652] Elizabeth the daughr of John Prime of Wendsley baptized 29th of February
  11. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Christeninges 1654] John ye sonne of John Prime [Bapt.....] 6th of January
  12. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Christeninges 1656] Daniell the sonne of John Prime was baptized 28 day of March 1656
  13. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Christeninges 1657] [Peeter] the sonne of John Prime of Wensley Baptized the 6 day of November
  14. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Christeninges 1661] Nathaniell the sonne of John Prime was Baptized the twentieth day of Jamuary
  15. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Burialls 1662] John the sonne of John Prime of Wensley Buried the the second day of may
  16. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Christeninges 1663] John the sonne of John Prime was Baptized the fifteenth day of march
  17. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Burialls 1664] A childe of John Prime of Wensley Buried the the 27th of June
  18. Will of John Prime (ref: B/C/11/John Prime, Wensley, 1680 @ Lichfield Record Office) reads:
    In the name of god Amen. The 21th day of December in the one and thirtith yeare of or souvraigne
    lord king, Charles the second ~ I John Prime of Wendsley yeoman being weake in body but of sound
    and perfect memory praised bee god for the same and calling to remembrance the uncertainty of this transitory
    life, and being desirouse to settle things in ever do make constitute and appoint this my last will and testament in
    manner and form following. That is to say first and principally I commend my soul to almighty god my creator
    hoping & fully trusting and beleeveing that I shall receive full pardon for all my sinns & be saved through
    the merits of my Saviour and redeemer jesus Christ and my body to the earth to be buried in such decent
    manner as to my executors herein named shall seeme [meet]. And as touching my worldly estate my will and meaning
    is the same shall bee imployed and bestowed as hereafter by this my last will is expressed. Imprimis I give and
    bequeath unto my sonne Richard Prime The house in Wendsley whereing he now liveth with the barnes stable and
    what other housing thereunto belongs together with the croft and garden adjoyning and belonging to the same house
    to him and his Heirs for ever. Item I give unto my sonne Daniel Prime our old house in Wendsley
    aforsd Adjoyning to Widdow Gothards house with a little back side thereto belonging to him and his heirs
    for ever. Item I give unto my sonne Nathaniel Prime The dwelling house in Wendsley wherein I
    now live together with all out houses gardens and Croft there unto belonging to him and his heirs for ever.
    Item I give and bequeath unto my two sonnes Richard and Nathaniel and to their heirs for ever my twenty
    fourth part of all those grooves in Wendsley aforsd called by the names of the Milne Close grooves
    Blackwells grooves straw [coes] oldfield head groove [Shimie] Arbour Old wood and New wood and all shafts
    mears of ground and soughs whatsoever belonging to the grooves aforsd or to any of them. They the
    sd Richard and Nathaniel Prime paying and discharging all my debts wherein I stand angaged or indebted
    in to any person or persons whatsoever, And also paying and discharging all those legacies which hereafter in this
    my last will are expressed. I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Prime the sum of fifty pounds
    that is to say twenty five pounds to be paid her within one yeare after my desease and other twenty and
    five pounds two yeares after my deseace. Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Daniel Prime
    the sum of Thirty pounds, to be paid within one yeare and a day after my deseace. Item I give and
    bequeath unto my Grandchild Lydia Maddock the sum of tenn pounds to be paid two years after
    my deseace. Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne Francis Prime the sume of five pounds to bee
    paid within one yeare after my deseace, Also I give unto sd sonne Francis (one bond from George
    Maddock and Robert Maddock made to mee with obligation of forty pounds for the true payment of
    twenty pounds) which sd sum I do impower my sonne Francis to sue for recover and take to his owne
    proper use as well as I my self might or ought to have done. Item I give unto my daughter Anne the
    Wife of John Bentley the sum of five pounds to bee paid two years after my deseace. Also I
    do hereby order and appoint my two sonnes Richard and Nathaniel to [lend] unto my daughter Dorothy the
    wife of George Maddock one Cow to [unlimted with milke] so long as shee shall [b....] and stand in [....].
    Item I give and bequeath all my household goods unto my sonne Daniel Prime and to my sonne Nathaniel
    Prime and to my daughter Mary Prime to bee equally divided amongst them. Also I do constitute ordaine and
    appoint my sonn Richard Prime and my sonne Nathaniel Prime the executors of this my last will and testament.
    And further I do desire my brother Edward Prime of Sheffield gent and my brother William Prime of Farley
    to take care and oversight of this my last will and to see it bee performed accordingly. In witnesse whereof I
    have here unto set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written.
    Sealed and published
    in the presence of                                                         John Prime
    Anth Rishton
    Samuel Bond O his mark
    Antho: Alsop
    
    A true and perfect inventory of the goods chattells and
    cattells of John Prime of wendsley lately deceased
    taken and priced by Robert Cliffe gent, William Prime,
    John Ocspring and Anthony Alsop upon the 14th day
    of January in the thirty first yeare of the reigne
    or our Sovreigne lord Charles the second and in
    the yeare or our lord 1679.
                                                                 li     s     d
    Imprimis his purse and apparell                               3     0     0
    Item Three cows two bullocks two stirks
               and four calves                                   17     0     0
    Item Twenty four sheep                                        2    10     0
    Item Two horses one colt and one Fillie                       9    13     4
    Item one swine                                                0    13     0
    Item Hay and corne                                            4     0     0
    Item Husbandry ware                                           0    13     4
                                                                 ______________
                                                                 37    11     8
    Household goods in the nether chamber
        2 chests a kimnell and shelves                            0    15     0
    Item In the little chamber 2 beds one cubbord a cheste
        a box and 2 cheares                                       4    10     0
    Item In the nether parlour a table 2 stools & 2 cheares       1     5     0
    Item in the little parlour one bed one cubbord one
        table two stools and two cheares                          4     0     0
    Item In the upper parlour one bed                             1     0     0
    Item In the upper chamber one bed & empty bed stead           0    10     0
    Item In the house one table one forme a seiled seat
        2 cheares one stoole one little square table & a cubbord  2    16     0
    Item A clock and a gun                                        2     0     0
    Item Seven [let] cushions and 6 other cushions                0    13     0
    Item Five paire of sheets besides what are on the beds
        2 table clothes 6 napkins and a [dibor] towel             2     6     8
    Item Peuter and brasse                                        4     2    16
    Item One iron pott frying pan fire irons another iron
        within the Chimney and one great chest in the entry       1    12     0
    Item For litts tubbs barrells wheeles & other wooden ware     1     0     0
                                                                 ______________
                                                                 26    12     6
    Robert Cliffe     Will Prime
    John Ocspring     Antho Alsop                 Sum totall     63     4     2
      his mark
    
    Probate granted 5/5/1680 to Richard Prime & Nathaniel Prime
  19. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Burialls 1668] Mary the wife of John Prime was Buried the the ninth day of march
  20. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley includes the entry:
    [Burialls 1679] John Prime of Wensley was buryed Decemb. 26



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