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Joseph Redfearn

1720 - 1781

Father Robert Redfern
Mother Mary Bamford
Wife Sarah Barker
Children Joseph, Samuel


Joseph was born in Abney in 1720, the eldest son of Robert and Maria (1). His sister Elizabeth was born in 1723 (2), and his brother William was probably born next (3). His sister Margaret was born in 1727 (4), and finally his brother Nicholas in 1730 (5). His brother William died the following year (6).

He married Sarah Barker on 16th November 1743 (7), and their eldest son Joseph was born just under a year later (8). Their youngest son Samuel was born in 1746 (9).

Joseph's mother died in 1755 (10), and his father three years later (11).

He wrote his will in December 1780 (12), perhaps all to aware of his own mortality following the death of his eldest son the year before (13), and his wife the month before (14). He lived for another 8 months, dying in August 1781 (15).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [October 1720] Josephus fil Rob: et Maria Redfearn de Abney   20
  2. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [July 1723] Elizabeth fil Robert et Mary Redfearn de Abney   21
  3. No baptism is recorded for William - his existence is only known from his burial in 1731 (6). As there was a fairly length gap between the baptisms of Elizabeth (2) and Margaret (4), he seems most likely to have been born between them.
  4. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [February 1727] Margrett fil Rob: et Mary Redfern de Abney   2
  5. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [May 1730] Nichalas fil Robert et Mary Redfearn de Abney   21
  6. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [June 1731] Will: fill Robert Redfern de Abney   14
  7. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the marriage entry:
    [November 1743] Josph Redfern & Sarah Barker Hope parish   16
  8. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [October 1744] Joseph fil: Joseph & Sarah Redfern Abney   20
  9. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the baptism entry:
    [December 1746] Samll Son Joseph & Sarah Redfern Abney   25
  10. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [May 1755] Mary Wife of Robt Redfern Abney   13
  11. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [October 1758] Robt Redfern of Abney   18
  12. 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
  13. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [July 1779] Joseph Redfearn Junr of Abney   3
  14. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [November 1780] Sarah Wife of Joseph Redfern of Abney   11
  15. Parish Register of St Peter's, Hope includes the burial entry:
    [August 1781] Joseph Redfearn of Abney   22



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