Hurd ~ Third Generation

    Issue of William Hurd and Elizabeth  
1.   Elizabeth HURD
Mentioned in Will of her mother Elizabeth Hurd in 1762 with bequest (see previous generation). She had guardians appointed to her so she was probably born after 1741.
No further information found.
 
    Issue of Elezabeth Hurd and John Heastings  
1.   Mary HEASTINGS
Bap of Mary Heastings 30 Nov 1718 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, dau of John & Elizabeth Heastings (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
 
2.   Elizabeth HEASTINGS
Bap of Elizabeth Heastings 6 Dec 1719 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, dau of John & Elizabeth Heastings (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
 
3.   John HASTINGS
Bap of John Hastings 11 (?) Dec 1720 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of John & Elizabeth Hastings (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
Burial of John Hastings 13 Dec 1720 at Countesthorpe, son of John & ELizabeth Hastings (ref fmp image immediately after).
 
4.   Robert HASTINGS
Bap of Robert Hastings 14 Apr 1723 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of John & Elizabeth Hastings (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
 
5.   William HASTINGS
Bap of William Hastings 31 May 1724 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of John & Elizabeth Hastings (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
 
    Issue of Terringham Hurd and Alice Mason  
1.   William HURD (HEARD)
Occupation Framework Knitter.
Bap of William Hurd 20 May 1734 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of Teringham & Alice Hurd (ref FamilySearch England Births & Christenings).

Marriage 15 Nov 1756 at Countesthorpe of William Heard to Catharine GILLAM; both of this parish; Banns; witnesses Josiah Johnson, Thomas Lord; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Banns and Marriages, image). Bap of Catherine Gillam 28 Jan 1738/39 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, dau of Thomas & Jane Gillam (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image). Catherine's parents were Thomas Gillam (1712-1772) and Jane Meadows (1708-1776), and there are many generations of the family going back in Countesthorpe. These are documented in many Ancestry Public Trees and I have not attempted to create the very large tree that would be required. Source documents are in all the usual family tree collections.

William was mentioned in Will of his aunt Elizabeth Hurd in 1762 with bequest (see previous generation). William appears to have inherited the Frameworkknitter business at Great Wigston from his uncle and aunt (William and Elizabeth); William and Catharine definitely moved between 1762 and 1766 (see children) so he may have inherited the property and business on the widow Elizabeth's death.

William was listed in the Poll Book of 1775 with Freehold at Hinkley, Wigston Magna (ref Ancestry).

In 1795 and 1796 William took on 2 apprentices in Great Wigston as Frameworkknitters, William and John Clifford (ref fmp Apprentices records).

Burial of William Heard 23 Mar 1803 at Wigston Magna; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).
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WILL OF WILLIAM HEARD 1803
This is the last Will and Testament of me William Heard of Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Frameworkknitter as follows. Imprimis. All this my Messuage or Tenement Shop Outbuildings Yard Garden and Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in my own Occupation I Give and Devise unto my Wife Katharine Heard her Heirs and Assigns for Ever. Item All my Household Goods and Furniture three Stocking Frames Ready Money Securities for Money and all other my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever Subject to the payment of my Funeral Expenses and Debts I Give and Bequeath unto my Wife Katharine Heard for her own use and Benefit And Lastly Thereby constitute and appoint my said Wife Katharine Heard Sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and Revoke all former Wills and Testaments by me made. In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal this first day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and three.
The Mark of William Heard.

Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above named William Heard the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses thereto.
George Parsons, William Gibbins, Thos. Siddans

REFERENCE - FINDMYPAST, LEICESTERSHIRE WILLS AND PROBATE RECORDS, 1500-1939

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Catharine wrote an extensive Will in 1811.
Catharine died either in late Dec 1816 or 1st Jan 1817, and was buried on 2 Jan 1817 at Wigston Magna, age 77.
Probate of her Will appears to have been granted in 1825.
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WILL OF CATHARINE HEARD OF GREAT WIGSTON
WRITTEN 1811, GRANTED 1825
(Sheet 1)
This is the last Will and Testament of me Catharine Heard of Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Widow as follows First All this my Messuage or Tenement wherein I now dwell Outbuildings Stockingmaker Shop Yard Garden and Appurtenances there belonging I Give and Devise unto my son Tyrringham Heard and Thomas Siddans of Great Wigston aforesaid Schoolmaster their Heirs and Assigns Upon trust that they the said Tyrringham Heard and Thomas Siddans or the survivor of them his Heirs or Assigns do and shall within twelve calendar months after my Decease buy and raise by Mortgage of all or any part of my said Messuage or Tenement and premises to any person or persons the sum of Forty Pounds together with such further sum or sums of Money as shall be oweing by Mortgage upon the said premises or that I shall be any otherwise Indebted Also the Expenses attending my funeral Also proving this my Will and also the Expenses of raising thereof and attending the execution of the Trust hereby in him and them reposed And I do hereby declare that the receipt of the said Tyrringham Heard and Thomas Siddans or the survivor of them his Heirs or Assigns shall be a good and sufficient Discharge to such Mortgage or Mortgagee for such Mortgage Money and that such Mortgagee or Mortgagees shall not be answerable for the noneapplication or misapplication of such Mortgage Money And by and out of such Trust Moneys in the first place pay my Funeral and Testamentary Expenses and Debts and such Sum that I shall owe by Mortgage or other wise In the next place pay the Sum of Ten Pounds part of the aforesaid Forty Pounds Unto my said Son Tyrringham Heard his Executors Administrators or Assigns In the next Place pay the Sum of Ten Pounds other part thereof Unto my Son Joseph Heard his Executors Administrators or Assigns In the next place pay the Sum of Ten Pounds other part thereof Unto my Son Gillam Heard his Executors Administrators or Assigns In the next place pay the Sum of Ten Pounds being the residue of the said Forty Pounds Unto my Daughter Mary Glover her Executors Administrators or Assigns And in the next place pay the remainder of the said Money so raised by Mortgage as aforesaid to and for the Expense of raising thereof and the Expenses attending the trusts hereby in him and them reposed And so Subject as aforesaid I Give and Devise my said Messuages or Tenement Outbuildings Stockingmakers Shop Yard Garden and Appurtenances thereto belonging Unto my Son Thomas Heard his Heirs and Assigns for ever In case he shall procure his Discharge from His Majesty’s Service and return to Great Wigston But in Case my said Son shall Depart this Life before he gets such Discharge and returns to Great Wigston then I Give and Devise my said Messuage or Tenement Outbuildings Stockingmakers Shop Yard Garden and Appurtenances thereto belonging Unto my Sons Tyrringham Heard Joseph Heard Gillam Heard and Daughter Mary Glover their Heirs and Assigns for ever equally   …

The Mark of Catharine Heard
Witness Thereto Thomas Laundon George Parsons Z- (?) The Mark of Thos Newton

(sheet 2)
equally share and share alike to take and hold the same as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants they paying Unto my Daughter in Law Wife of my said Son Thomas Heard the Sum of Five Pounds if she be then living Also upon this further trust that they the said Tyrringham Heard and Thomas Siddans do and shall take the Rents Issues and profits of my said Messuage or Tenement and premises Untill my said Son Thomas Heard shall procure his Discharge and return to Great Wigston or Depart this Life which of those Events first happening And that they do and shall out of such rents pay the interest of such Sum or Sums of Money as shall be oweing thereon and for the repairs thereof And in Case my said Son shall procure his Discharge and return to Great Wigston then to pay the residue of such rent if any remains unapplied as aforesaid Unto my said Son Thomas Heard But in Case he shall Depart this Life before having procured his Discharge and returning to Great Wigston then to pay the remainder of such rent if any Unto my Sons and Daughter Tyrringham Heard Joseph Heard Gillam Heard and Mary Glover their Executors Administrators or Assigns equally share and share alike Item I Give and bequeath Unto my Son Thomas Heard my Clock, Copper and Shelves for his own use and benefit in Case he shall procure his Discharge and return to Great Wigston But in Case he shall Depart this Life before he procures his Discharge and returns to Great Wigston then I Give and bequeath my said Clock, Copper, and Shelves Unto my Sons Tyrringham Heard Joseph Heard Gillam Heard and Daughter Mary Glover equally share and share alike Item I Give and bequeath Unto my Grandson William Heard Son of my late Son William Heard Deceased the Sum of One Shilling Item I Give and bequeath Unto my Son Gillam Heard his Executors or Administrators the Large Oval Table, Chest and Stocking Frame that he now works in for his own use and benefit Item all my Clothes or Wearing Apparel I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Glover her Executors or Administrators for her own use and benefit Item all the rest residue and remainder of my Household Goods and Furniture Stocking Frames and all other my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever (not before Disposed of) I Give and bequeath unto my Sons and Daughter Tyrringham Heard Joseph Heard and Mary Glover their Executors Administrators or Assigns equally share and share alike And lastly I do hereby Constitute and appoint my said son Tyrringham Heard and the said Thomas Siddans joint Executors of this my last Will and Testament and that thereby I revoke all former Wills and Testaments by me made In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained on two sheets of Paper to the first sheet thereof set my hand and to this second and last sheet set my hand and Seal this Fourth Day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eleven.

The Mark of Catharine Heard

Signed Sealed published and Declared by the above named Catharine Heard the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Thomas Laundon George Parsons – (?) The Mark of Thos Newton

REFERENCE - FINDMYPAST, LEICESTERSHIRE WILLS AND PROBATE RECORDS, 1500-1939


FROM WHOM LIBBY SHADE IS DESCENDED

    Children:  
  1. William HEARD bap 1757 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire  
  2. Thomas HEARD bap 1759 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire  
  3. Tyrringham HEARD bap 1761 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire  
  4. Elizabeth HEARD born c1766 in Leicestershire  
  5. Mary HEARD bap 1768 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  6. Gabriel HURD bap 1772 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire [twin]  
  7. Joseph HURD (HEARD) bap 1772 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire [twin]  
  8. Gillam HURD (HEARD) bap 1775 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire [twin]  
  9. John HURD bap 1775 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire [twin]
 
2.   Gabriel HURD (HEARD)
Bap of Gabrill [sic] Hurd 19 Jul 1736 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of Teringham & Alice; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms image).

Marriage (1) 1762 at St Mary Leicester of Gabriel [sic] Heard [sic] to Elizabeth BATES, maiden name unknown; Licence Date 27 Jul 1762; Gabriel was age 26, occupation Felmonger, bachelor, residence St Mary Leicester; Elizabeth was age 30, born c1732, widow, residence St Mary Leicester; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Marriage Licences 1604-1891). The marriage took place on 28 Jul 1762 at St Mary de Castro, Leicester of Gabriel Heard and Elizabeth BATES; Licence; witnesses Robert Hawley, Squires Palmer (?) (ref findmypast Leicestershire Marriages).
Her death not found.

In 1768 he was listed in UK Poll Book or Electoral Register for electing two Burgesses to Parliament:
"Hurd, Gabriel, Red-cross-street, Leicester" (ref Ancestry)

Marriage (2) 16 Sep 1784 at St Mary de Castro, Leicester of Gabriel Heard to Frances DARBYSHIRE; their residence was St Mary de Castro; Anglican; Gabriel was age 47, Woolsorter, Widower, residence Saint Mary, Leicester; Frances was age 21 (?), single; witnesses Wm. Watkinson, George Dean (ref findmypast Leicestershire Marriages & Licences). Note - the actual licence dated 15 Sep 1784 in fmp does not mention her age and the implication may be that she was 21 or over. Bap of Frances DERBYSHIRE [sic] 20 Aug 1741 at Leicester St Mary de Castro, dau of James Derbyshire (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms). Her brother James was baptised 1746.

Death of Gabriel Hurd [sic] 10 Sep 1792 in England (ref Ancestry, Musgrave's Obituaries Prior to 1800, parts 3&4, in England Extracted Parish & Court Records, no image)
Burial of Gabriel Heard 13 Sep 1792 at St Mary de Castro, Leicester, age 58; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Burials).

Burial of Frances Heard [sic] 28 Feb 1799 at St Mary de Castro, Leicester, age 62 (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image). [Probably aged 59]
James Derbyshire, Framework Knitter, her brother, Jonathan Glover of Blaby, Farmer and George Harris of Leicester, Needlemaker, applied for the Administration of her estate; in it it was specifed that Frances was a "Widow without Issue or Parent" (ref fmp Administration Bond image).


3.   Elizabeth HURD
Bap of Elizabeth Hurd 8 Aug 1738 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, dau of Teringham & Alice Hurd (ref FamilySearch England Births & Christenings).

Marriage 1 Jun 1762 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire of Elizabeth Hurd to John TAYLOR (ref Ancestry England Select Marriages, no image).
 
    Children:  
  1. Joseph TAYLOR bap 1762 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire  
  2. Alice TAYLOR bap 1765 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire [twin]  
  3. Jane TAYLOR bap 1765 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire [twin]
 
4.   John HURD (HEARD)
Bap of John Hurd 29 Mar 1741 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of Teringham & Alice Hurd (ref FamilySearch England Births & Christenings).

In 1768 he was listed in UK Poll Book or Electoral Register for electing two Burgesses to Parliament:
"Hurd, John, Friar-lane, Leicester" (ref Ancestry)

Marriage 8 Nov 1770 at Leicester All Saints of John Heard to Maria BAYLY; both of the parish; witnesses Saml. Coleman, John Page (ref fmp Leicestershire Banns& Marriages image). Maria was born c1745 (ref burial).

Probable witness to sister in law Elizabeth's marriage in 1782, and daughter Ruth's marriage in 1790.

Burial of John Heard 20 Jul 1797 at St Mary de Castro, Leicester age 56 (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image). No Will found.
Burial of Maria Heard 20 Feb 1818 at St Mary de Castro, Leicester age 73 (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image). No Will found.


    Children:  
  1. Ruth HEARD bap 1771 at Leicester All Saints, Leicestershire  
  2. William HEARD bap 1773 at Leicester All Saints, Leicestershire
 
5.   Joseph HURD (HEARD)
Bap of Joseph Hurd 14 Apr 1745 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of Teringham & Alice Hurd (ref FamilySearch England Births & Christenings).

In 1768 he was listed in UK Poll Book or Electoral Register for electing two Burgesses to Parliament:
"Hurd, Joseph, Friar-lane, Leicester" (ref Ancestry)

Marriage 6 Jun 1782 at Leicester All Saints of Joseph Heard to Elizabeth HICKING; bachelor and spinster; his residence was All Saints, hers Newton Lenford; Licence; witnesses Wm Jamieson, Maria Heard [sister-in-law] (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages). Joseph was a Victualler, bachelor; Elizabeth was single; ages are listed as 30 and 21 in the index but are inaccurate (ref Marriage Licence).

Possible burial of Joseph Heard 29 Dec 1783 at St Mary de Castro, Leicester, no age given (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image).


6.   Sarah HURD
Bap of Sarah Hurd 10 Apr 1748 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, dau of Teringham & Alice Hurd (ref FamilySearch, England Births & Christenings).

Marriage 6 Oct 1773 at Leicester St Mary de Castro of Sarah Heard to Samuel SYMONDS; Licence; Samuel was of the parish of St Martin, Sarah of St Mary de Castro; witnesses Nathl. Eames, John Hester (ref fmp Leicestershire marriages).
 
    Children:  
  1. William SIMONS bap 1774 at Leicester St Mary de Castro, Leicestershire  
  2. Catharine SIMONS bap 1774 at Leicester St Mary de Castro, Leicestershire
 
    Issue of Mary Hurd and Robert Bellamy  
1.   Elizabeth BELLAMY
Bap of Elizabeth Bellamy 12 Oct 1732 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, dau of Robard [sic] and Mary Bellamy; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
Burial of female Bellemy [sic] 16 Oct 1734 at Countesthorpe, dau of Robert and Mary Bellemy [sic] (ref fmp England Births & Baptisms [sic]).
 
2.   William BELLAMY
Bap of William Bellamy 23 Mar 1734/35 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of Robert and Mary Bellamy; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).

Mentioned in Will of his aunt Elizabeth Hurd in 1762 with bequest (see previous generation).
 
3.   John BELLAMY
Bap of John Bellamy 15 Feb 1736/37 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of Robert and Mary Bellamy; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
 
4.   Robert BELLAMY
Bap of Robert Bellemy [sic] 15 Feb 1740/41 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of Robert and Mary Bellemy [sic]; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
Burial of Robert Bellemy [sic] 4 Jun 1751 at Countesthorpe, son of Robert & Mary Bellemy [sic] (ref fmp England Births & Baptisms [sic]).
 

Updated 14 Apr 2018