I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…

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Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

Amanuensis Monday: Another Hugh Filbee

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Hugh Filbee of Lewknor, Oxfordshire, Letters of Administration 30 May 1772 Oxfordshire Records Office: ref Arch b.32 f.66  

[page] 66

                                         May 30th 1772

“Appeared personally Hugh PhFilbee and alledged that Hugh PhFilbee late of the parish of Lewknor in the County of Oxford deceased died in the Month of April last a Widower intestate without making a will and that he the Appearer is his natural and lawful son Wherefore he prayed Letters of Administration of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased to be granted to him on giving the usual Security—

             Let Administration pass as prayed              the said Hugh PhFilbee    having              been sworn duly to administrator as              usual Before me                            D Burton, Chancellor                            Present Andw Not. Pub.”

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    Amanuensis Monday: Will of Hugh Filbee of Lewknor, 1756

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    Yeoman Hugh Filbee was buried in St Margaret’s churchyard in Lewknor, Oxfordshire, on 14 January 1767. Here is a transcription of his will. While it sheds light on the names of his children, and suggests his wife had predeceased him, it provides few if any clues which help distinguish him from the various Hugh Filbees who had been baptized at St. Margaret’s and were living in Lewknor in the mid 18th century. Still, it’s a start

    Will of Hugh Filbee of Lewknor, Oxfordshire   Made 24 May 1756; proved 26 January 1767 Oxfordshire Records Center: ref 24/3/3 [To facilitate online viewing, the following transcription does not reflect the line breaks of the original document.]

    “In the Name of God Amen. The Twenty Fourth day of May [word scratched out] in the Twenty Ninth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God (…more)

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    Amanuensis Monday: Will of Spinster Sarah Collcutt of Oxford, 1835

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    Sarah Collcutt of Oxford (1750-1838), the daughter of grazier John and Sarah Collcutt, was quite wealthy, although the means by which she came by that wealth remains a mystery. Having no children of her own, she left her money and personal estate to her many nieces and nephews. Her will, made in 1835, is a virtual treasure trove of genealogical information. (Sarah Collcutt Will, 1835, The National Archives Public Records Office – Catalogue Reference:Prob 11/1895)

    In the name of God Amen I Sarah Collcutt of the parish of Saint Aldate in the City of Oxford Spinster considering the uncertainty of this life and the certainty of death and being at this time of sound and disposing mind and memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following that is to say I nominate and appoint my Niece Mary Godfrey Talmage Executrix of this my will and (…more)

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    Amanuensis Monday: 1814 Will of John Denchfield of Burston House

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    When John Denchfield, dairyman of North Marston, died in 1799, he left property in North Marston to his sons John and Richard. John inherited the enclosure land which had been allotted to the senior John’s father, John Denchfield, some years before. The fields were situated between the property of Mr. Lewis and Mr. Eaton. Richard, upon reaching full age, was to inherit the John’s messuage near the church, currently occupied by William Buckingham, and the messuage and close John had recently purchased from James Burnham of Winslow. The bulk of John’s estate including, presumably, the house he and his wife Mary lived in, was left jointly to Mary and son John.

    Sometime during the next 10 years, this Denchfield family rather inexplicitly relocated to Aston Abbotts. John’s widow Mary, in her 1809 will transcribed here, left small financial bequests to each of her children and grandchildren, with the bulk of her (…more)

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    Amanuensis Monday - 1817 Will of Mary Denchfield of Aston Abbotts

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    In the Name of God, Amen I Mary Dench=

    field of the Parish of Aston–Abbots in the County of Bucks

    (and Widow of the late John Denchfield of North–Marston~

    in the same County Dairyman) being weak in Body but

    of sound and perfect memory and Understanding do

    make and declare this to be my last Will and Testament,

    as follows:— I give and bequeath unto my Son ~~

    Richard the Sum of Fourscore Pounds:—I give

    unto my Daughter Elizabeth Fifty Pounds:—I give to

    my Daughter Sarah, the Wife of John Parrott of East~

    Claydon, the Sum of Twenty Pounds:— I give unto my

    Daughter Ann, the Wife of William Baker of North–~

    Marston aforesaid, Forty Pounds:—I give to Susanna

    the Wife of William Curtis (my Daughter) of Denham,

    Forty Pounds:—I give unto my Servant and Grand–

    son John Chantrel, Twenty pounds, all which before=

    mentioned Legacies I desire my (…more)

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    Amanuensis Monday: Richard Denchfield of Whitchurch, 1749 ( an ongoing series)

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     Richard Denchfield, labourer of Whitchurch, wrote a will in 1749, probably from his death bed a day or two before he died in early October. His estate, probated on the 28th of that same month, consisted of no inventory (Note 1). He was survived by his widow, Mary Cheshire, and their only son,  11 year old Thomas. It’s not clear what happened to the widow Mary, although there is a record of a Mary Denchfield marrying Thomas Rickart in Whitchurch in 1752 (Note 2). Richard’s son Thomas grew up to marry Mary Henley on 15 July 1762 and fathered 10 children.  Who was this Richard, labourer of Whitchurch? I suspect he was the son of Richard Denchfield and his first wife Elizabeth, baptized in North Marston on 12 June 1709. That Richard was a farmer in North Marston, likely the son of ironmonger John and Parnell Denchfield. The elder Richard had inherited his father John’s house (…more)

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    Ammanuensis Monday: 1766 Will of John Denchfield (part of a series)

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    John Denchfield made the following will on 4 December 1766 and, 11 years later on 4 January 1777, he added a clause regarding his wife Mary. The evidence from this document provides an important clue to solving the John Denchfield/Mary Gurney mystery I wrote about previously here. The will was proved on 6 December 1788.

    In The name of God Amen I John Denchfield Elder

    of Northmarston in the County of Bucks being in perfect

    Mind and Memory do make and Ordain this my Last Will

    and Testament. First of all I Give and reccomend my Soul

    into the hands of Almighty God hopeing to be Saved by

    his Mercy and the Merits of our Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ

    And my Body to the Earth to be Buried in a Christian like and

    Decent manner at the discretion of my Executor hereinafter

    named:  And as Touching that Little worldly (…more)

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    Amanuensis Monday: Awdry Denchfield of Thornborough, Bucks

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    When John Denchfield, maltster of North Marston, made his will in 1689, he instructed that his beloved wife Audrey was to receive food and lodging for three months following his death as, he rather cryptically noted,  she was otherwise well provided for.

    Audrey’s own will, written 4 August 1704, a few months before her death, offers an explanation of how she was cared for after John’s death, and hints at who Audrey Denchfield was.

    The Last Will & Testament of Awdry Denchfield made ye 4th day of Agust 1704

    In the Name of God Amen I Awdry Denchfield of Thornborough in the County of

    Bucks Willow being in sound & pfect mind & Memory though weak in Body——

    praise be given to Almightly God do make & Ordaine this my present Last Will and —

    Testament in manner & forme following (…more)

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    Amanuensis Monday: Another Denchfield Will (part of a series)

    Eli was an enormous help with the transcription :-)

    John Denchfield was the son of Mathew Denchfield, whose own will is transcribed HERE…. John was born 30 November 1639, and at the age of 19 was, as we know from his father’s will, engaged in an apprenticeship, which most likely involved the iron trade, as John made his living as an iremonger.*

    Although there is no record of a marriage  in any of the existing Buckinghamshire parish registers, it appears John was married at least twice: first to Parnell, with whom he had seven children, and then to Audrey who is named in his will.

    Eli was an enormous help with the transcription

    Here is the transcription of John’s (rather long-winded) will, made 18 June 1689. It was proved in November of the same year. It’s a lot to digest….I’ll be back later in the week with an abstract and some thoughts on what this document (…more)

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    Amanuensis Monday: Matthew Denchfield Will 1658

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    amanuensis noun \ə-,man-yə-’wen(t)-səs\ one employed to write from dictation or to copy manuscript

    from the Latin (servus) a manu slave with secretarial duties first known use 1619

    ~Merriam-Webster

    Mathew Denchfill [Denchfield] (1601-1660)

    Mathew was the son of Richard Denchfield of North Marston, and grandson of Gefferie Deanchfield whose will is transcribed here.

    We know from the St. Mary’s register that Mathew was baptized on 7 March 1601. (His name in the register is spelled “Matthie.”) His first wife, Joan Stream of Oving, Bucks, died in October 1632, less than two years after they were married in Oving on 30 June 1631.

    Matthew’s second marriage, to Mary Spencer, took place in North Marston on 25 January 1633, and it was this marriage that produced four children:

    Prudence DENCHFIELD (10 Nov 1633 – 17 Jun 1680)

    Richard DENCHFIELD (13 Feb 1637 – after (…more)

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