Hurd ~ Fourth Generation

    Issue of William Heard and Catherine Gillam  
1.   William HEARD
Bap of William Heard 9 Mar 1757 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of William & Catharine Heard (ref fmp England Births & Baptisms, index incorrectly has Katharine, image is clearly Catharine).

William married, but no details found. William died by 1811 leaving a son; see his mother's Will (ref previous page).
 
    Child:  
  1. William HEARD born after 1777
 
2.   Thomas HEARD
Occupation Framework Knitter.
Bap of Thomas Heard 14 Jan 1759 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of William & Katharine [sic] Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).

Thomas married (between 1779 and 1811 presumably) but not information found. No mention of children in his will.

In his Majesty's Service, alive 1811, also his wife was alive, see his mother Catharine's Will (previous generation). It is very likely that Thomas was engaged in the Napoleonic Wars of 1793 to 1815, as there is a Searjeant Thomas Heard listed in UK Military Campaign Medal and Award Rolls (ref Ancestry).
The following battles are mentioned under his entry:
"In the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro (3–5 May 1811), the British-Portuguese Army under Lord Wellington checked an attempt by the French Army of Portugal under Marshal André Masséna to relieve the besieged city of Almeida.
At the Battle of Vitoria (21 June 1813) a British, Portuguese and Spanish army under General the Marquess of Wellington broke the French army under Joseph Bonaparte and Marshal Jean-Baptiste Jourdan near Vitoria in Spain, eventually leading to victory in the Peninsular War." (ref Wikipedia entries).

Thomas must have returned from His Majesty's Service between 1813 and 1825 and set up as a Frameworkknitter. It appears that he inherited the property from his mother.

Thomas's wife pre-deceased him; she is referred to in Thomas's mother's Will in 1811 but is not mentioned in Thomas's Will of 1825.

On Thomas' death he had the property sold and the proceeds split among his relatives.
Burial of Thos Hurd 25 Sep 1825 at Wigston Magna age 66; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image).

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WILL OF THOMAS HEARD WRITTEN 1825
Sheet 1
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Heard of Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Frameworkknitter as follows First All this my Messuage or Tenement Frameworkknitters Shop Yard Garden Outbuildings and premises thereto belonging wherein I now dwell I Give and Devise unto Thomas Jackson of Great Wigston aforesaid Grazier and Thomas Siddans of Great Wigston aforesaid Schoolmaster Upon trust that they the said Thomas Jackson and Thomas Siddans or the survivor of them or the Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns of such Survivor do and shall as soon as convenient after my Decease sell and dispose of the same either by Public Auction or Private Contract in one or more Lots for the most Money and the best price or prices that can or may be had or gotten for the same Then upon this further trust after payment of the Expenses attending thereto pay and dispose of the residue of the said purchase Money Unto and amongst my Brothers and Sister Tyrringham Heard Joseph Heard Gillam Heard and Mary Glover their Executors Administrators or Assigns equally share and share alike and that the receipt of my said Sister Mary Glover shall be a sufficient discharge for the same notwithstanding her Coverture  And I do hereby declare that the receipt of the said Thomas Jackson and Thomas Siddans or the Survivor of them or the Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns of such Survivor shall be a sufficient discharge to the purchaser or purchasers of all or any part of my said Messuage or Tenement Frameworkknitter Shop and premises thereto belonging and that after giving and signing such receipt or receipts such purchaser or purchasers shall not be answerable or accountable for the noneapplication or misapplication of such purchase Money Item my Rib’d Stocking Frame marked No 4 I Give and bequeath Unto my Niece Ann Glover

The mark of Thomas Heard
Witnesses hereto Thomas Laundon John Snowden Thomas Ainge

Sheet 2
Glover immediately after my Decease Item my Best Watch mark’d Thomas Palmer I Give and bequeath unto Gabriel Heard Son of my Nephew John Heard immediately after my Decease Item I Give and bequeath unto Mary Wife of Thomas Coltman Framesmith the Sum of One Pound immediately after my Decease All the rest residue and remainder of my Household Goods and Furniture Stocking Frames ready Money securities for Money Book Debts and all other my Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I Give and bequeath unto the said Thomas Jackson and Thomas Siddans Upon trust that they do and shall convert such part of my Personal Estate into Money as doth not consist of Money at the time of my Decease and by and out of the Money arising from such Sale together with my ready Money In the first place pay my Funeral Expenses and Debts and in the next place pay for a Gravestone to be Erected to the Memory of myself and my late Wife Deceased In the next place pay and retain to themselves all such necessary Expenses they may be put unto in the Execution of this my Will And in the next place pay and dispose of the residue thereof Unto and amongst my aforesaid Brothers and Sister their Executors Administrators or Assigns equally share and share alike And Lastly thereby nominate and appoint the said Thomas Jackson and Thomas Siddans Joint Executors 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 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 the Eighteenth Day of September in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty five

The mark of Thomas Heard
Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas 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 hereto.
Thomas Laundon John Snowden Thomas Ainge
 
3.   Tyrringham HEARD
Bap of Terringham [sic] Heard 7 Dec 1761 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of William & Katherine; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).

Marriage (1) 5 Nov 1787 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire of Tyrringham Heard to Sarah HARRISON; both resident Wigston Magna; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Marriages).

Burial of Sarah Heard 11 Nov 1793 at Wigston Magna; Anglican; spouse name Terringham (ref findmypast Leicestershire Burials).

Marriage (2) 18 Mar 1798 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire of Tyrringham Heard to Elizabeth WARD; both resident Wigston Magna; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Marriages as Elisabeth). She was called Elizabeth in all later records found. She was born c1771 (ref her death) or c1776 (ref 1841 census).

Tyrringham was an Executor and a recipient from his mother's Will, written in 1811 and granted in 1825 (see previous generation).
Terringham (Tyrringham) was mentioned in the Will of his brother Thomas Heard in 1825 and received a legacy; Thomas had the property sold and the proceeds split among his relatives.

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street, Wigston Magna.
Tyringham Heard. Age 75. Wollen Hosery M. Born in Leicestershire.
Elizabeth Heard. Age 65. Born in Leicestershire.

Death reg of Terringham Heard Mar qtr 1844 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire age 82 (ref GRO Index). No probate found.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with son Thomas (47) and family:
Elizabeth Heard. Mother. Widow. Age 79. Pauper Family Dressmaker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Death reg of Elizabeth Heard Mar qtr 1854 at Blaby dist age 83 (ref GRO Index).
Burial of Elizabeth Heard 19 Mar 1854 at Wigston Magna; age 83; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Burials). No probate found.















1841 census





1851 census
    Child of Terringham and Sarah:  
  1. William HEARD (1) bap 1788 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
    Children of Terringham and Elizabeth:  
  2. John HERD (HEARD) born 1798, bap 1798 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Mary HERD (1) born 1800, bap 1800 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. William HERD (2) born 1802, bap 1802 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  5. Thomas HEARD bap 1803 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  6. Samuel HEARD bap 1805 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  7. Mary HEARD (2) bap 1807 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  8. Isaac HEARD bap 1809 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  9. Gillam HEARD (1) bap 1811 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  10. Gillam HURD (2) bap 1815 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
4.   Elizabeth HEARD
Born c1766 (estimate).
Burial of Elizabeth Heard 14 Jan 1767 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of William Heard (ref fmp England Births & Baptisms, no image)
"Elizabeth D of William Heard Bur. Jan 14" [1767]. (ref fmp image)
 
5.   Mary HEARD
Bap of Mary Heard 6 Nov 1768 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of William Heard (ref fmp England Births & Baptisms).
"Mary D of William Heard. Nov. 6" [1768] (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image)

Marriage 20 Apr 1794 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire of Mary Heard to Thomas GLOVER; both resident Wigston Magna; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Marriages).

Mary was a recipient from her mother's Will, written in 1811 and granted in 1825 (see previous generation).

Mary was mentioned in the Will of her brother Thomas Heard in 1825 and received a legacy; Thomas had the property sold and the proceeds split among his relatives. Her daughter Ann Glover had a legacy from her great uncle Thomas Heard (see previous generation).

Death reg of Mary Glover Dec qtr 1839 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire age 72 (ref GRO Index). No probate found.
Burial of Mary Glover 5 Oct 1839 at Wigston Magna age 71; Anglican (ref fmp Parish Registers image).
 
    Children:  
  1. William GLOVER bap 1794 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. Thomas GLOVER bap 1796 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Sarah GLOVER bap 1801 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Anne GLOVER bap 1804 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
6.   Gabriel HURD
Bap of Gabriel Hurd 9 Nov 1772 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, twin son of William Hurd; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).
"Nov. 9. Gabriel & Joseph. Children of William Hurd." (ref image)
Not mentioned in mother's Will 1811. No further information found anywhere in Leicester so his early burial may have been omitted.
 
7.   Joseph HURD (HEARD)
Bap of Joseph Hurd 9 Nov 1772 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, twin son of William Hurd; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).
"Nov. 9. Gabriel & Joseph. Children of William Hurd." (ref image)

Marriage 20 Dec 1794 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire of Joseph Heard to Mary CAWTHORNE; Joseph's residence was Wigston Magna; Mary's residence was Wigston Magna; Anglican (ref findmypast Parish Registers index). Bap of Mary CAWTHORN 8 Apr 1775 at Wigston Magna, dau of William Cawthorn (ref fmp Parish Registers image).

Joseph was a recipient from his mother's Will, written in 1811 and granted in 1825 (see previous generation).
Joseph was mentioned in the Will of his brother Thomas Heard in 1825 and received a legacy; Thomas had the property sold and the proceeds split among his relatives.

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with William Heard (10), illeg. son of their daughter Sarah:
Joseph Heard. Age 65. Wollen Hosery M. Born in Leicestershire.
Mary Heard. Age 65. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Joseph Heard. Head. Mar. Age 78. Pauper (Framework Knitter). Born Leicestershire Gt. Wigston.
Mary Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 76. Pauper (Framework Knitter). Born Leicestershire Gt. Wigston.

Death reg of Mary Heard Jun qtr 1853 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire age 78 (ref GRO Index).
Burial of Mary Heard 3 Apr 1853 at Wigston Magna, age 78; Anglican (ref fmp Parish Registers).

Death reg of Joseph Heard Mar qtr 1858 at Blaby dist age 85 (ref GRO Index).
Burial of Joseph Heard 26 Jan 1858 at Wigston Magna, age 85; Anglican (ref fmp Parish Registers).

FROM WHOM LIBBY SHADE IS DESCENDED.












1841 census




1851 census
    Children:  
  1. Thomas HEARD born c1795 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. William HEARD (1) bap 1796 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Sophia HEARD born c1797 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Joseph HEARD bap 1799 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  5. Mary HURD (1) bap 1802 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  6. William HEARD (2) bap 1803 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  7. Mary HEARD (HURD) (2) bap 1805 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  8. Anne HEARD (1) bap 1808 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  9. Ann HEARD (2) bap 1810 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  10. Sarah HEARD born c1811 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  11. John HERD (HEARD) bap 1813 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  12. Hannah HURD (HEARD) bap 1815 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  13. Harriet HURD (HEARD) bap 1818 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
8.   Gillam HURD (HEARD)
Bap of Gilliam [sic] Hurd 6 Nov 1775 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, twin son of Willm; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms, index incorrect as Gilliam).
"Nov 6. John and Gillam. Sons of Willm. Hurd" [1775] (ref image)

Marriage 12 Apr 1807 at Wigston Magna of Gillam Heard to Mary ARCHER; both were of this parish; Banns; witnesses John Robinson, Mary Harrison (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Mary was born c1776 in Leicestershire (ref census).

Gillam was a recipient from his mother's Will, written in 1811 and granted in 1825 (see previous generation).
Gillam was mentioned in the Will of his brother Thomas Heard in 1825 and received a legacy; Thomas had the property sold and the proceeds split among his relatives.

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Wigston Magna.
Gilliam Heard. Age 66. Wollon Hosery M. Born in Leicestershire.
Mary Heard. Age 65. Born in Leicestershire.

Death reg of Mary Heard Dec qtr 1843 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire age 68 (ref GRO Index).
Burial of Mary Heard 8 Dec 1843 at Wigston Magna age 68; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image).

Death reg of Gillam Heard Mar qtr 1847 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire age 71 (ref GRO Index).
Burial of Gillam Heard 1 Feb 1847 at Wigston Magna, age 72; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image).

They don't appear to have had any children in Wigston Magna.










1841 census
9.   John HURD
Bap of John Hurd 6 Nov 1775 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, twin son of Willm; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).
"Nov 6. John and Gillam. Sons of Willm. Hurd" [1775] (ref image)

Burial of John Hurd 10 Dec 1775 at Wigston Magna, son of William Hurd; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).
"Dec. 10. John S. of Willm. Hurd" [1775] (ref image)
 
    Issue of Elizabeth Hurd and John Taylor  
1.   Joseph TAYLOR
Bap of Joseph Taylor 12 Dec 1762 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, son of John & Elizabeth Taylor; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
Burial of Joseph Taylor 15 Sep 1766 at Countesthorpe, son of John & Elizabeth Taylor (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials index).
 
2.   Alice TAYLOR
Bap of Alice Taylor 26 Mar 1765 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, dau of John & Elisabeth Taylor; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image). [twin]
Burial of Alice Taylor 29 Mar 1765 at Countesthorpe, dau of John & Elisabeth Taylor (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials index).
 
3.   Jane TAYLOR
Bap of Jane Taylor 26 Mar 1765 at Countesthorpe, Leicestershire, dau of John & Elisabeth Taylor; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).[twin]
Burial of Jane Taylor 29 Mar 1765 at Countesthorpe, dau of John & Elisabeth Taylor (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials index).
 
    Issue of John Hurd (Heard) and Maria Bayly  
1.   Ruth HEARD
Bap of Ruth Heard 6 Aug 1771 at Leicester All Saints, Leicestershire, dau of John & Maria Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).

Marriage (1) 7 Mar 1790 at Leicester St Martin's of Ruth Hurd to Thomas VERNEY; Ruth was resident All Saints, Thomas resident St Martin's; Licence; witnesses John Heard, Sarah Verney (ref fmp Leicestershire marriages image).

Death of Thomas not found.

Marriage (2) 11 Apr 1813 at Leicester St Martin's of Ruth Verney to William JOHNSON; William was a Jeweller of this parish; Ruth was of St Margaret in Leicester; Licence; witnesses Eliza (?), Benjamin Daws (ref fmp Leicestershire marriages image).

Not found in 1841 census.
Death reg of Ruth Johnson Dec qtr 1847 at Leicester dist age 76 (ref GRO Index). No probate found.
Burial of Ruth Johnson 7 Dec 1847 at Leicester St Martin's, age 76, residence Millstone Lane (ref fmp Leicestershire burials image).
 
    Child of Ruth and Thomas:  
  1. George VERNEY born 1791, bap 1791 at Leicester All Saints, Leicestershire
 
2.   William HEARD
Bap of Wm Heard 9 Mar 1773 at Leicester All Saints, Leicestershire, son of John & Maria Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).

Marriage 24 Apr 1811 at Leicester St Margaret's, Leicestershire of William Heard to Susannah MARSON; both resident St Margaret's; William was a bachelor, Grocer, age 37; Susannah was a spinster, age 30; witnesses J Jackson, Mary Marson (ref fmp Leicester Licences and Marriages, images). Susannah was born c1781.

Burial of William Heard 29 Jul 1835 at Leicester St Mary de Castro age 62 (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials). No Will found in fmp.

Susanna not found in 1841 census.

Death reg of Susanna Heard Dec qtr 1846 at Leicester dist age 63 (ref GRO Index). No probate in Ancestry, but Will found in findmypast.
Burial of Susanna Heard 4 Dec 1846 at Leicester St Mary de Castro age 63 (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).
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WILL OF SUSANNAH HEARD (signed 16 Apr 1838, deceased 1846, proved 1851 )
This is the last Will and Testament of me Susannah Heard of Leicester in the County of Leicester Widow. I Give and Bequeath all and singular my household goods furniture plate linen and china and all my wearing apparel unto my daughter Susannah Marston [sic] Heard her Executors Administrators and Assigns for her own use. I give and bequeath all and singular any monies securities for money debts and all the rest residue and remainder of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever unto my brother Joseph Marston of Cadeby in the said county of Leicester Farmer and my friend Mr. Benjamin Jackson of Leicester aforesaid Draper their Executors and Administrators upon Trust that they my said Trustees of the survivor of them his Executors or Administrators do and shall call in and convert into money such part of the said trust monies as shall not consist of money or securities for money and lay out and invest the same in Government or Real Securities and from time to time alter and vary such securities as they or he shall think proper. And I do hereby declare that my said Trustees and the survivor of them his Executors and Administrators shall stand possessed of the said trust monies stocks funds and securities and the interest dividends and annual produce thereof after paying thereout all my just debts funeral and testamentary expences upon trust fo rmy said daughter Susannah Marston Heard her Executors Administrators and assigns. But in case my said daughter shall depart this life under the age of twenty-one years without having been married then I direct that my said trustees and trustee for the time being shall stand possessed of such part of the said trust monies and premises as shall remain undisposed of in trust for my niece Mary Looms Marston and my nephew Benjamin Marston children of my brother Joshua Marston their Executors and Administrators in equal shares and proportions provided always and I do hereby declare that during the minority of my said daughter Susannah Marston Heard it shall be lawful for my said trustees and the survivor of them his Executors and Asministrators at their or his discretion to apply the whole or any part of the said trust monies and premises and the dividends interest and produce thereof for or towards the maintenance and support or advancement in the world of my said daughter or otherwise for her benefit as they or he shall think propeer. And I do hereby further declare that my said trustees their Executors or Administrators shall not be liable to make good any involuntary loss which may happen to the said trust monies and premises or any part thereof so as the same happen without their or either of their wilful neglect or default nor shall my said trustees or either of them be answerable or accountable the one for the other of them but each of them for his and their own acts deeds receipts payments and engagements only. And I do hereby declare this writing to be and contain my only true last Will and Testament and do appoint the said Joseph Marston and Benjamin Jackson joint Executors thereof. In witness whereof I the said Susannah Heard the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the Sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight.
Susanna Heard.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Testator Susannah Heard as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. M. Losely, John Nicholson Weston.
 
    Children:  
  1. Maria HEARD bap 1812 at Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire  
  2. Susanna Marson HEARD bap 1823 at Leicester St Margaret, Leicestershire
 
    Issue of Sarah Hurd (Heard) and Samuel Symonds  
1.   William SIMONS
Bap of William Simons 24 Feb 1774 at Leicester St Mary de Castro, Leicestershire, son of Samuel & Sarah Simons (ref fmp Leicestershire baptisms image).
 
2.   Catharine SIMONS
Birth of Catharine Simons 24 Dec 1784, bap 24 Dec 1784 at Leicester St Mary de Castro, Leicestershire, dau of Samuel & Sarah Simons (ref fmp Leicestershire baptisms image).
 

Updated 16 Apr 2018