Eagles ~ First Generation
Born c1741 (ref fmp Cheshire Marriage licence bonds and allegations).
His occupation was Mariner. At the time of his marriage he lived in the parish of Liverpool, Lancashire. One possibility for him is the baptism of Thomas Eagles on 12 Mar 1747 at Birmingham, Warwick, son of Thomas Eagles (ref fmp).
Marriage 19 Nov 1767 of Thomas Eagles to Elizabeth SALISBURY; she was born c1750 (ref fmp Cheshire Marriage licence bonds and allegations).
In the licence bond and allegation document dated 17 Nov 1767 at the parish of Bebington, Cheshire, Thomas was age 26, residence Liverpool, Lancaster, Mariner, bachelor; Elizabeth was age 17, residence Tranmoor, Bebington, single, dau of Saml Salisbury who gave his permission (ref fmp licence bond and allegation image).
Mr Thomas Eagles of the Parish of Liverpool in the County of Lancashire Mar. and Elizabeth Salisbury of the parish of Bebington in the County of Chester were married in this Church by Licence this 19th day of November 1767, witnesses James Carruthers, Adam (?) (illegible) (ref fmp Cheshire Chester Parish Marriages image).
Probable baptism of Elizabeth SALISBURRY (sic) 1 Jun 1750 at Liverpool, Lancashire, dau of Samuel (ref fmp England Births & Baptisms).
Thomas appears in Land Tax Assessments in fmp in 1792, 1796, 1797, 1798, 1800, 1801, 1805 and 1821. For example, at Tranmere in 1782, his amount paid was 1 pound 1 shilling 8 pence; in the same document, Samuel Salisbury paid 2 pounds 2 shillings 8 pence. Thomas is usually listed with three different properties.
However, as he died in 1800, the later ones must refer to his son Thomas. Curiously, his son Thomas is not mentioned in his Will.
Thomas wrote his Will, below, in 1798.
The following notice appeared in the Chester Courant on Tuesday 5 Feb 1799.
"TO BE SOLE OR LET.
BY PRIVATE CONTRACT.
All that DWELLING HOUSE and GARDEN, situate in Tranmore, in the county of Chester, consisting of a good dining-room and parlour, vestibule, two stair-cases, two [?], and butler's pantry, on the ground floor, a very excellent drawing-room or tea-room, and six good bed-rooms above stairs, kitchen, pantry and cellars underneath; together with a yard and stabling for three horses, shipping for three cows, a calf-crib, dairy, hen-house and pig-styes, also a pump of good spring water, close at the back door, the whole in good repair, and now in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Eagles.- This house stands in a most delightful situation, and commands a very extensive and pleasing view of the county, the river Mersey and Liverpool; is about one mile from the Woodside-ferry, half a mile from the Rock-House-ferry, and two miles from Bebbington Church, in which is a good new seat belonging, and to go with the house.
The above may be entered upon and possession given on the 1st day of April next, and any part of the furniture and fixtures taken as they stand at a fair valuation.
ALSO TO BE SOLD
Two FIELDS, containing six Cheshire acres, situate in Tranmore aforesaid, and belonging under the said Mr. Eagles, one known by the name of Town-field, the other The Grange-way, both in high cultivation, having been marked the summer before last.
ALSO TO BE SOLD
Two MESSUAGES or TENEMENTS, situate in Tranmore aforesaid, and the property of the said Mr. Eagles, with three pieces of ground adjoining thereto, and used as gardens, containing about half a Cheshire acre.
Further particulars may be known by applying to Mr. Stanley, Bold-street, Liverpool, or Mr. Eagles, on the premises." (ref British Newspaper Archive)
Thomas Eagles died on 1 Oct 1800 (ref newspaper). Burial of Thomas Eagles 4 Oct 1800 at Liverpool St Nicholas, Lancashire, age 59, Mariner, residence Everton, late of Tranm.(re Ancestry Bishops Transcripts).
"Wednesday the 1st inst. died, at Everton, in the 59th year of his age, Captain Thomas Eagles, late of Tranmore, in the hundred of Wirrall." (ref British Newspaper Archive, Chester Courant, Tue 21 Oct 1800".
The Will of Thomas Eagles is reproduced below:
WILL of Thomas EAGLES. Occupation Gentleman Residence Tranmere. Cheshire Wills and Probate. (fmp)
I Thomas Eagles of Tranmore in the County of Chester Gentleman do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to my First I will order and direct that all my just Debts Funeral Expences and Charges of the Probate of this my Will be paid out of my Personal Estate and I will and direct that as soon after my decease as conveniently may be an Inventory or Account shall be taken and made of all the Household Goods and Furniture Plate and china belonging to me and I do hereby give the use and enjoyment of such Household Goods and Furniture Plate and China to my Dear Wife Elizabeth Eagles during her life and from and after the death of my said Wife I give and bequeath such Household Goods and Furniture Plate and China to my two Daughters Barbara the Wife of John Stanley of Liverpool in the County of Lancashire Merchant and Elizabeth Eagles to be equally divided between them to and for their own use and benefit and to their respective Executors and Administrators I give and devise all and every my Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments situate at Tranmore aforesaid or elsewhere in the Kingdom of Great Britain with their and every of their Appurtenances and also all my Monies Securities for Money and all other my Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever as well Real as Personal of what nature or kind soever unto my said Dear Wife Elizabeth Eagles and I appoint my said son in law John Stanley their heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns according to my Estate and Interest therein upon the trusts following, that is to say, upon Trust for my said Wife Elizabeth Eagles and her assigns, for and during the term of her natural Life and from and after the decease of my said Wife And to one Moiety or equal half part of the said Hereditaments and premises situate at Tranmore aforesaid or elsewhere and also as to one Moiety of the residue of my said personal estate upon Trust for my said Daughters Barbara Stanley and Elizabeth Eagles their several and respective Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants And as to the remaining Moiety or equal half part of the said Hereditaments and Premises situate at Tranmore aforesaid or elsewhere and also as to the remaining Moiety of the residue of my said personal estate upon Trust for my Sons Samuel Eagles, Richard Eagles, Charles Eagles and Willoughby Eagles in equal proportions their several and respective Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns as Tenants in Common and not as joint Tenants Provided always and I do hereby declare it to be my Will and Mind that if any of my said children shall behave undutifully to my said Wife that then and in such case my said Wife and the said John Stanley their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns shall stand seized and possessed of the share or shares of such of my said child or children as shall so behave undutifully upon Trust for such other or others of my said Children in such proportion manner and form as she my said Wife by her last Will and Testament to be by her executed in the presence of three or more credible Witnesses shall direct or appoint And I do hereby declare it to be my Will and Mind that all and every the Sum and Sums of Money which I have already lent and advanced to or for my said Son in Law John Stanley and also all such further Sum and Sums of Money as I shall or may hereafter advance or lend to or for him shall be taken and considered as part of the Fortune of his said Wife Barbara and be accordingly deducted from what she may be entitled unto by virtue of this my Will And I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made and I do nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife and my said Son in law John Stanley Executrix and Executor of this my Will In Witness whereof I the said Testator have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Tenth Day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight.
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Testator Thomas Eagles as and for his last Will and Testament in our presence and attested and subscribed in his presence and in the presence of each other by us
Clerks to Ward Dennetts & Greaves
Note: the document appears to say Tranmore, but the current spelling is Tranmere.
(Ref fmp, Cheshire Wills and Probate Transcriptions, occupation Gentleman, residence Tranmere, Probate Year 1830)
Elizabeth was still alive at the time of the writing of the Will.
|1.||Thomas EAGLES bap 1770 at Bebington, Cheshire|
|2.||Samuel EAGLES bap 1772 at Bebington, Cheshire|
|3.||Barbara EAGLES bap 1773 at Bebington, Cheshire|
|4.||Richard EAGLES (1) bap 1774 at Bebington, Cheshire|
|5.||Richard Burgus [Burgess] EAGLES (2) born 1776, bap 1776 at Bebington, Cheshire|
|6.||Charles EAGLES born 1778, bap 1778 at Bebington, Cheshire|
|7.||Willoughby EAGLES born 1782, bap 1782/83 at Bebington, Cheshire|
|8.||Elizabeth EAGLES born 1786, bap 1786 at Bebington, Cheshire|
Updated 21 Apr 2017