Hurd ~ Fifth Generation

    Issue of William Heard and unknown  
1.   William HEARD
Born after 1777 (based on age of his father).

"I Give and bequeath Unto my Grandson William Heard Son of my late Son William Heard Deceased the Sum of One Shilling"
(Grandmother Catharine Heard's Will, written 1811, granted 1825).
 
    Issue of Terringham Heard and Sarah Harrison  
1.   William HEARD (1)
Bap of William Heard 1 Jun 1788 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Terringham & Sarah Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).
Burial of Wm Heard 18 Aug 1789 at Wigston Magna; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).
"Aug. 18. Wm. S. of Terringham Heard" (ref image)
 
    Issue of Terringham Heard and Elisabeth Ward  
2.   John HERD (HEARD)
Birth of John Herd 18 Apr 1798, bap 23 Apr 1798 at Wigston Magna Independent, Leicestershire, son of Tyrinham & Elizabeth Herd (ref findmypast England & Wales Non-Conformist Births & Baps)

Marriage (1) 27 Feb 1820 at Wigston Magna of John Heard to Mary CLEAVER; both of the parish; Banns; witnesses John Saxton, Thos. Harrison (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Mary was born c1798 (ref death).

Burial of Mary Hurd 19 Oct 1821 at Wigston Magna, age 23, Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image).

Marriage (2) 5 Oct 1823 at Wigston Magna of John Hurd to Sarah WARD; both of the parish; Banns; witnesses Charles Davenport, Thos. Ward (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Sarah was born c1800 (ref death).

Burial of Sarah Hurd 25 Aug 1830 at Wigston Magna, age 30, Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).
No further information found about John.
 
    Children of John Herd (Heard) and Mary Cleaver  
  1. George Gabriel HURD (HEARD) born c1819, bap 1822 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. Caroline HEARD bap 1820 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Thomas HURD (HEARD) born 1821, bap 1822 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
    Children of John Hurd (Heard) and Sarah Ward  
  4. John Isaac HURD (HEARD) bap 1823 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  5. Samuel HURD bap 1825 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
3.   Mary HERD (1)
Birth of Mary Herd 1 Jul 1800 at Great Wigston, bap 25 Jul 1800 at Wigston Magna Independent, Leicestershire, dau of Tyringham & Elizabeth Herd (ref findmypast England & Wales Non-Conformist Births & Baps)
Burial of Mary Hurd 12 Feb 1802 at Wigston Magna, dau of Terringham Hurd; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image).
 
4.   William HERD (2)
Birth of William Herd 27 Apr 1802 at Great Wigston, bap 9 May 1802 at Wigston Magna Independent, Leicestershire, son of Tyringham & Elizabeth Herd (ref findmypast England & Wales Non-Conformist Births & Baps)

Burial of William Hurd 21 Nov 1830 at Wigston Magna,age 28; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials image).
 
5.   Thomas HEARD
Bap of Thomas Heard 26 Oct 1803 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Terringham & Eliz Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).

Marriage 23 Oct 1825 at Wigston Magna of Thomas Hurd to Jane WHITE; both of the parish; witnesses John Heard, Thos. White (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Bap of Jane White 9 Feb 1806 at Wigston Magna, dau of John & Elizabeth White; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with children Mary (14), Thomas (11), William (9), Isaac (5):
Thomas Heard. Age 35. Wollen Hosery M. Born in Leicestershire.
Jane Heard. Age 30. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bullhead Street.
Together with son Isaac (15), grandson Thomas Henry Hurst, son of Mary (5) and Thomas's mother Elizabeth Heard (79):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 47. Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Jane Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 43. Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bull Head St.
Together with grandsons George Hurst, son of Mary (13) and William Heard, son of William (8):
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 58. Frame Work Knitter. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Jane Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 55. Frame Work Knitter's Wife. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Death reg of Thomas Heard Dec qtr 1869 at Blaby dist age 65 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Margaret. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 5 Samuel Street.
Together with her son William (40), his wife and 5 children:
Jane Heard. Mother. Wid. Age 65. Born Great Wigston Leicestershire.

Death reg of Jane Heard Jun qtr 1876 at Blaby dist age 70 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.






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    Children:  
  1. Mary HEARD born c1826 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire; bap 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. Thomas HEARD born c1829 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire; bap 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. William HEARD bap 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Isaac HEARD bap 1835 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
6.   Samuel HEARD
Bap of Samuel Heard 20 Nov 1805 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Tyrryngham [sic] and Elis[sic] Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).
Burial of Samuel Heard 27 Dec 1805 at Wigston Magna, son of Tyrrhyngham Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Burials).
 
7.   Mary HEARD (2)
Bap of Mary Heard 18 Jan 1807 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Terringham & Eliz Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).
No further information found.
 
8.   Isaac HEARD
Bap of Isaac Heard 8 Sep 1809 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Terringham & Eliz Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).
No further information found.
 
9.   Gillam HEARD (1)
Bap of Gilliam [sic] Heard 20 Nov 1811 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Terringham & Eliz Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).
Burial of Gilliam [sic] Heard 2 Feb 1812 at Wigston Magna, son of Terringham Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Burials).
 
10.   Gillam HURD (2)
Bap of Gillam Hard [sic] 26 Feb 1815 Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Ferringham [sic] & Elizabeth; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms, index incorrect).
"1815 Feby 26. Gillam Son of Teringham & Elizabeth Hurd. Abode Wigston. Stocking Maker." (ref image).

Possible burial.
Burial of Gillam Hurd 2 Nov 1817 at Wigston Magna; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).
His age is omitted (ref image).
 
    Issue of Mary Heard and Thomas Glover  
1.   William GLOVER
Bap of William Glover 16 Oct 1794 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Thos & Mary Glover (ref fmp Parish Registers).
 
2.   Thomas GLOVER
Bap of Thomas Glover 25 Dec 1796 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Thomas & Mary Glover (ref fmp Parish Registers).
 
3.   Sarah GLOVER
Bap of Sarah Glover 13 Jul 1801 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Thomas & Mary Glover (ref fmp Parish Registers).
 
4.   Anne GLOVER
Bap of Anne Glover 11 Jul 1804 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Thos & Mary Glover; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image)

Ann(e) was mentioned in the Will of her uncle Thomas Heard in 1825 and received a legacy; Thomas had the property sold and the proceeds split among his relatives.
 
    Issue of Joseph Heard and Mary Cawthorn  
1.   Thomas HEARD
Thomas was born c1795 according to census records and his death. No image has been found.

Marriage 27 Sep 1819 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire of Thomas Heard to Mary VANN; Anglican; both were of the parish; Banns; witnesses John Twain, Samuel Freer (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). The most likely baptism for Mary Vann is 5 Apr 1797 at Wigston Magna, dau of William & Mary (nee Herbert) Vann (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms). There are several within 2 years apart. The Mary baptised in 1795 appears to be the one who married John Sampson, see my Sampson tree. The one in 1799 is probably the one who married Thomas Cooper in 1825.

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Wigston Magna.
Thomas Heard. Age 45. Cotton Hosery M. Born in Leicestershire.
Mary Heard. Age 40. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 56. Manufacturer of Hosiery. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Mary Heard. Wife. Age 54. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Thomas Heard. Head. Mar. Age 66. Framework Knitter. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Mary Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 64. Framework Knitter. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Death reg of Mary Heard Mar qtr 1871 at Blaby dist age 73 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Thomas died 24 Mar 1871. Death reg of Thomas Heard Mar qtr 1871 at Blaby dist age 76 (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Thomas Heard 25 Mar 1871 at Wigston Magna, age 76; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Parish Registers).
"HEARD Thomas. Effects under 300. 23 May. The Will of Thomas Heard late of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester Manufacturer of Hosiery who died 24 March 1871 at Wigston Magna was proved at Leicester by William Heard of Wigston Magna Frame-work Knitter and John Heard of Wigston Magna Manufacturer of Hosiery the Brothers the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)
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WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Heard of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester Manufacturer of Hosiery I give and bequeath to my brother William Heard four Freehold Houses and a Shop together with the yard garden and appurtenances thereto belonging situate and being in Newgate End in the Parish of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester and now in the occupation of Thomas Boulter Charles Hurst Ann Spence and David King for his sole and separate use absolutely. I also give and bequeath to my Brother William Heard aforesaid all my household goods and furniture whatsoever and wheresoever together with all my stock of Hosiery goods. I give and bequeath to my Brother John Heard the Freehold House Shops Garden and all the appurtenances thereto belonging which I now occupy situate in Moat Street in the Parish of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester. I also give and bequeath to my Brother John Heard aforesaid Five other Freehold Houses together with the yards gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging which joins the first named Messuage situate in Moat Street in the Parish of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester now occupied by Samuel Green Henry Dann Thomas Silverwood Joseph Glover and Henry Hill The aforesaid Property which I have given and bequeathed to my Brother John Heard aforesaid shall be subject to the following Legacies. I give and bequeath to my Sister Ann Hill the Wife of Samuel Hill of Leicester the sum of Fifty Pounds free from Legacy Duty for her sole and separate use and free from the control and debts of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same. I give and bequeath to my Sister Hannah Preston the Wife of Thomas Preston of Wigston Magna the sum of Fifty Pounds free from Legacy Duty for her sole and separate use and free from the control and debts of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same. I give and bequeath to my Sister Harriet Groves the Wife of William Groves of Mountsorrel the sum of Fifty Pounds free from Legacy Duty for her sole and separate use and free from the control and Debts of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same. I give and bequeath to my deceased Sister Mary Gales Children the sum of Fifty Pounds in equal portions share and share alike for their own sole and separate uses and free from the control and Debts of their Husbands at the time of my decease and their receipts alone shall be a good discharge for the same. I give and bequeath to my brother Joseph Heard the sum of Ten pounds and his receipt shall be a good discharge for the same. I give and bequeath to my Sister Sarah Coltman the Wife of Thomas Coltman of Leicester the sum of Ten Pounds for her sole and separate use and free from the control and Debts of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same. I give and bequeath to my Sister Sophia Davenport the Wife of Charles Davenport of Wigston Magna the sum of Five pounds for her sole and separate use and free from the Debts and control of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same. I give and bequeath to my Niece Catherine Boulter the Wife of Thomas Boulter of Wigston Magna the sum of Five Pounds and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same. I give and bequeath to my Niece Ruth Newby the Widow of Thomas Newby of Wigston Magna the sum of Five Pounds and her receipt shall be a good discharge for the same and I give and bequeath to my Niece Mary Weston the Wife of John Weston the sum of Five pounds and her receipt shall be a good discharge for the same. The aforesaid Legacies shall be paid within six Calendar Months of my decease. I give and bequeath to my Nephew Thomas Heard of Wigston Magna all my Machinery Framework and all the Implements belonging to the aforesaid Machinery. I give and bequeath to my Brother William Heard aforesaid and to my Brother John Heard aforesaid all my money and securities for money not before disposed of Upon the following trust to pay all my just Debts, Funeral and Testamentary Expenses, if there should be any money left in their hands after the aforesaid Expenses are paid it shall be equally divided and paid to all my surviving Brothers and Sisters. And lastly I do nominate and appoint my Brother William Heard aforesaid and my Brother John Heard aforesaid Executors of this my Will. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of February one thousand eight hundred and seventy one.
Thos. Heard. Signed by the said Thomas Heard the Testator in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other attest and subscribe our names as Witnesses thereto.
Robert Screaton Wigston Magna, Henry Hill Wigston Magna
Proved at Leicester the twenty third day of May 1871 by the Oaths of William Heard and John Heard Brothers of the deceased the Executors to whom Administration was granted. The Testator Thomas Heard was late of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester Manufacturer of Hosiery and died on the twenty fourth day of March 1871 at Wigston Magna aforesaid.   Under 300.
Extracted by J. and S. Harris Solicitors Leicester
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Note: Niece Catherine Boulter, the wife of Thomas Boulter, was born 1810, daughter of Joseph Vann and Catherine Davenport. This Joseph, born in 1786 to William & Ruth Vann was probably the half brother of Mary Vann above, daughter of the same William, and Mary Herbert, after Ruth died.
Ruth Newby, the widow of Thomas Newby, born 1808, was Catherine Boulter's sister.
Mary Weston was another Vann relative.








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2.   William HEARD (1)
Bap of William Heard 2 Feb 1796 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Joseph & Mary Heard (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms image, missing from index). Presumably died young before 1803, record not found.
 
3.   Sophia HEARD
Born c1797. Her baptism is probably the one with blank first name and surname Heard 20 Feb 1797 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son [it has "s" in image] of Joseph & Mary Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms image). Despite it stating 's' for son, this is the best fit for Sophia, and her brother Thomas, the only other uncertainty, appears to be about 2 years older.

Marriage 20 Aug 1821 at the parish of Great Wigston, County of Leicester of Sophia Heard of this parish to Charles DAVENPORT of this parish; Banns; witnesses John Boulter, Thos. Ward, Clerk (ref findmypast Leicestershire Marriages image). Bap of Charles Davenport 21 Mar 1798 at Wigston Magna, son of John & Mary Davenport; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Little Hill.
Together with Ann Gale (13), dau of Sophia's sister Mary:
Charles Davenport. Age 44. Publican. Born in Leicestershire.
Sophia Davenport. Age 40. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Little Hill.
Together with Sarah Gale (15), dau of Sophia's sister Mary:
Charles Davenport. Head. Mar. Age 54. Licensed Victualler. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sophia Davenport. Wife. Mar. Age 54. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Leicester. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 61 Welford Road "Marquis Granby".
Together with Selina White (10), daughter of James and Mary Gale's eldest daughter Ann, after Ann died:
Charles Davenport. Head. Mar. Age 63. Victualler. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.
Sophia Davenport. Wife. Mar. Age 64. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.

In 1871 Sophia received a legacy from her brother Thomas:
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my Sister Sophia Davenport the Wife of Charles Davenport of Wigston Magna the sum of Five pounds for her sole and separate use and free from the Debts and control of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with Selina White (20), as before:
Charles Davenport. Head. Mar. Age 73. Retired Publican. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sophia Davenport. Wife. Mar. Age 74. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Death reg of Sophia Davenport Mar qtr 1877 at Blaby dist age 80 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.
Burial of Sophia Davenport 15 Mar 1877 at Wigston Magna, age 80 (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).

Charles died 6 Apr 1877. Death reg of Charles Davenport Jun qtr 1877 at Blaby dist age 79 (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Charles Davenport 9 Apr 1877 at Wigston Magna, age 79 (ref fmp Leicestershire Burials).
"DAVENPORT Charles. Effects under $300. 19 June. The Will of Charles Davenport late of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester who died 6 April 1877 at Wigston Magna was proved at Leicester by John Heard Hosier and Samuel Thorpe Carpenter both of Wigston Magna the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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WILL OF CHARLES DAVENPORT (signed 24 Feb 1877; deceased 6 Apr 1877; proved 19 Jun 1877)
This is the last Will and Testament of me Charles Davenport of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester retired Publican. I give and bequeath to my Wife Sophia Davenport all my Money and securities for Money with all the Furniture and all other effects belonging to me whatsoever and wheresoever for her life. After her Death I give and bequeath to my Niece Selina Thorpe, Wife of Samuel Thorpe all the aforesaid Furniture and all other Effects belonging to me. I give and bequeath to my Sister Jane Gamble the sum of Ten Pounds. I give and bequeath to my Sister Ann Hill the sum of Ten Pounds. I give and bequeath to my Sister Hannah Preston the sum of Ten Pounds. I give and bequeath to my Sister Sarah Coltman the sum of Ten Pounds. I give and bequeath to my Sister Harriet Groves the sum of Ten Pounds. I give and bequeath to my Nephew Charles Davenport the sum of Ten Pounds. I give and bequeath to my Niece Selina Thorpe, Wife of Samuel Thorpe the sum of Ten Pounds, and I also give and bequeath to Annie Sophia Thorpe and to Selina Thorpe (Daughters of Samuel and Selina Thorpe) the sums of Nineteen Pounds and nineteen shillings each and I do hereby authorise my Trustees hereinafter named to invest the two last named Legacies (amounting to Thirty nine Pounds and eighteen shillings) on good and legal security so that each child may have when they severally attain the age of Twenty one years not only the Legacy but the Interest arising from the aforesaid Investment. And as to the residue and remainder, if any, of my Money or Securities for Money whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath the same to Selina Thorpe the Wife of Samuel Thorpe aforesaid and I do nominate and appoint John Heard of Wigston Magna and Samuel Thorpe of Wigston Magna aforesaid Executors of this my Will in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fourth day of February One thousand eight hundred and seventy seven.
The mark of Charles Davenport.
Signed by the said Charles Davenport, the testator, in the presence of us present at the same time, who, in his presence, and in the presence of each other, attest and subscribe our names as Witnesses thereto.
Robert Screaton – Wigston Magna- Joseph Truman – Wigston Magna
Proved at Leicester on the Nineteenth day of June 1877 by the Oaths of John Heard and Samuel Thorpe the Executors to whom Administration was granted.
The Testator Charles Davenport was late of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester and died on the Sixth day of April 1877 at Wigston Magna aforesaid. Under 300.
J. and S. Harris Solicitors Leicester.
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NOTE: Jane Gamble and Charles Davenport not on this tree. The Thorpe family is on the Gale tree.









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4.   Joseph HEARD
Bap of Joseph Heard 26 May 1799 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Joseph & Mary Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).

There is a record in Ancestry from the UK Royal Hospital Chelsea: Regimental Registers of Pensioners, listing Joseph Heard, Regiment 73rd Foot, Residence Date: 12 Jan 1831, Document Type: Regimental Registers of Pensioners. He was listed as a Chelsea Pensioner in the 1851 census.

Marriage 31 Jan 1834 at Gedling, Nottinghamshire of Joseph Heard to Naomi PARR (ref Ancestry England Select Marriages incorrectly indexed as Hoard, no image). Naomi was born c 1816 at Arnold, Nottinghamshire. In Ancestry, England Select Births & Christenings is the following index (no image): Name: Nesmy Par. Birth Date 23 Apr 1815. Birh Place: Presbyterian or Independent, Selston, Nottingham. Father: Richard Par. Mother: Caterinor. (FHL Film Number 0825364)

Ref 1841 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Arnold. Registration district of Basford. Address: High Street.
Together with children William (7), Sarah (5), Hannah (3):
Samuel [sic] Heard. Age 40. F.W.K. Not born in Nottinghamshire.
Naomi Heard. Age 25. Born in Nottinghamshire.

Ref 1851 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Parish of Basford. Registration district of Basford. Address: Mansfield Road.
Together with children William (16), Sarah (14), Hannah (12), Thomas (9), Joseph (7), Richard (3):
Joseph Heard. Head. Mar. Age 51. Frame Work Knitter and Chelsea Pensioner. Born Leicester Great Wigston.
Naomi Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 36. House Duties. Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

Ref 1861 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Radford. Registration district of Radford. Address: Back of Russell Place, Hyson Green.
Together with children Joseph (18), Richard (16), Mary (8), Catherine (5), Sophia (3):
Joseph Heard. Head. Mar. Age 62. Frame Work Knitter Cotton. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Naomi Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 46. Seamer (Hose). Born Nottinghamshire Arnold.

Ref 1871 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 60 Woolpack Lane.
Together with daus Mary (19), Catherine (17), Sophia (12):
Joseph Heard. Head. Mar. Age 71. Framework Knitter and Pensioner. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Naomi Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 55. Lace Work. Born Nottinghamshire Bagthorpe.

In 1871 Joseph received a legacy from his brother Thomas:
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my brother Joseph Heard the sum of Ten pounds and his receipt shall be a good discharge for the same.

Death reg of Joseph Heard Sep qtr 1872 at Nottingham dist age 72 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1881 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of Sneinton. Registration district of Nottingham. Address: 1 Bond St.
Together with dau Mary Fox and her husband:
Naomi Heard. Head. Wid. Age 66. Lace Hand. Born Bagthorpe Notts.

Ref 1891 census. Nottinghamshire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration District of Nottingham. Address: 43 Martin St.
Naomi Hurd [sic]. Lodger. Wid. Age 78. Parish Relief. Born Nottingham.

Death reg of Naomi Heard Sep qtr 1893 at Nottingham dist age 80 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.










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    Children:  
  1. Wiliam HEARD bap 1834 at St Mary, Arnold, Nottinghamshire  
  2. Sarah HEARD born c1836 at Arnold, Nottinghamshire  
  3. Hannah HEARD born 1838 at Arnold, Nottinghamshire  
  4. Thomas HEARD born 1841 at Arnold, Nottinghamshire  
  5. Joseph HEARD born 1843 at Arnold, Nottinghamshire  
  6. Richard HEARD born c1848 at Frickley, Derbyshire  
  7. Mary HEARD born 1852 at Carrington, Nottinghamshire  
  8. Catherine HEARD born 1855 at Carrington, Nottinghamshire  
  9. Sophia HEARD born 1859 at Sneinton, Nottinghamshire
 
5.   Mary HURD (1)
Bap of Mary Hard [sic] 17 Jan 1802 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Joseph & Mary Hard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).
Burial of Mary Hurd 3 Mar 1802 at Wigston Magna, dau of Joseph Hurd; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Burials image).
 
6.   William HEARD (2)
Bap of William Heard 18 Apr 1803 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Joseph & Mary Heard, Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).

William was a member of the British Army in Canada, in 48th Foot, 17th Foot, 1st Battn (ref an undated listing in Ancestry).
His UK Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner Soldier Service Records state that he was in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, enlistment year 1823, discharge year 1846 (ref Ancestry).

Marriage 16 Feb 1829 at St Mathews, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada of William Heard to Sarah Jane WATT (ref APT). Sarah was born 1810 at Halifax, Nova Scotia (ref APT). The children were born 1828-1830 in Canada, 1834 in Kent, England, 1837-1843 in Canada, 1845 in Kent, 1847-1851 in Leicestershire.

In 1836 at the baptism of son Thomas, William was described as "Gunner in Captain Camerons Company Sixth Battalion of His Majesty's Royal Artillery" (ref Ancestry, Quebec Vital and Church Records".

In 1841 they were still in Canada, returning to England between 1843 and 1845 while still on active service.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Barrack Yard.
Together with children Thomas (14), Jane (11), Elizabeth (6), Julia (3):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 46. Pensioner Royal Artillery Chelsea & Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 41. Born Nova Scotia Halifax.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with children Jane (21), Julia (13), Arther (9):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 57. Framework & Chelsea Pensioner. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 51. Stitcher of Socks. Born N America Halifax.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Together with children Jane (31), Julia (23), Arthur (19):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 67. Chelsea Pensioner & Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershire Leicester.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 61. Seamstress. Born Nova Scotia Halifax.

In 1871 William was an Executor for his brother Thomas:
"HEARD Thomas. Effects under 300. 23 May. The Will of Thomas Heard late of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester Manufacturer of Hosiery who died 24 March 1871 at Wigston Magna was proved at Leicester by William Heard of Wigston Magna Frame-work Knitter and John Heard of Wigston Magna Manufacturer of Hosiery the Brothers the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my brother William Heard four Freehold Houses and a Shop together with the yard garden and appurtenances thereto belonging situate and being in Newgate End in the Parish of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester and now in the occupation of Thomas Boulter Charles Hurst Ann Spence and David King for his sole and separate use absolutely. I also give and bequeath to my Brother William Heard aforesaid all my household goods and furniture whatsoever and wheresoever together with all my stock of Hosiery goods.
I give and bequeath to my Brother William Heard aforesaid and to my Brother John Heard aforesaid all my money and securities for money not before disposed of Upon the following trust to pay all my just Debts, Funeral and Testamentary Expenses, if there should be any money left in their hands after the aforesaid Expenses are paid it shall be equally divided and paid to all my surviving Brothers and Sisters. And lastly I do nominate and appoint my Brother William Heard aforesaid and my Brother John Heard aforesaid Executors of this my Will

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Newgate End.
Together with dau Jane (41):
William Heard. Head. Mar. Age 78. Chelsea Pensioner. Born Leicester Wigston.
Sarah Jane Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 71. Seamstress. Born Halifax Nova Scotia.

William died 18 Jan 1889. Death reg of William Heard Mar qtr 1889 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire age 85 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEARD William. Personal Estate 18 12s. 2d. 17 April. Administration (with the Will) of the Personal Estate of William Heard late of Newgate End Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester Army Pensioner who died 18 January 1889 at Wigston Magna was granted at Leicester to Sarah Heard of Newgate End Widow the Relict the Universal Legatee for Life." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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WILL OF WILLIAM HEARD (Signed 19 Mar 1888; deceased 18 Jan 1889; proved 17 Apr 1889)
William Heard. Wigston. March 19th 1888. This is the last will and testament of William Heard residing in Newgate End, Wigston, in the County of Leicester. I hereby give and bequeath to my wife Sarah Heard all my property both personal and real for her own use as long as she lives. And at her death all the said property both personal and real is to be sold and after all claims upon the same property are paid the remainder is to be equally divided among my four children Thomas Heard, Jane Cooper, Julia Keats, and Arthur Heard. I give to my granddaughter, the only child of my Son William Heard my military medal.
Signed by me in the presence of the following witnesses.
William Heard
Edward P. Cooper Thomas Tebbutt Witnesses
Affidavit of due execution filed.
At Leicester on the seventeenth day of April 1889 Administration (with the Will annexed) of the Personal Estate and Effects of William Heard late of Newgate End Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester Army Pensioner deceased who died on the eighteenth day of January 1889 at Wigston Magna aforesaid was granted to Sarah Heard Widow the Relict of the said Deceased, the Universal Legatee for life named in the said Will she having been first sworn.
No Executor being named in the said Will.
Gross Effects 18.12.2. No deduction.
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Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: Newgate End.
Sarah J Heard. Head. Widow. Age 81. Seamer of Hosiery. Born Nova Scotia Halifax.

Death reg of Sarah Jane Heard Dec qtr 1899 at Blaby dist, age 89 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.










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    Children:  
  1. William HEARD born c1829 at Nova Scotia, Canada  
  2. Sarah HEARD born 1830 at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada  
  3. Charles HEARD born 1834 at Woolwich, Kent  
  4. Thomas HEARD born 1837 at Quebec, Canada  
  5. Jane HEARD born 1840 at Kingston, Montreal, Canada  
  6. Harriet HEARD born 1843 at Kingston, Montreal, Canada  
  7. Elizabeth HEARD born 1845 at Woolwich, Kent  
  8. Julia HEARD born 1847 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  9. Arthur HEARD born 1851 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
7.   Mary HEARD (HURD) (2)
Bap of Mary Heard [sic] 18 Mar 1805 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Joseph & Mary Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms).

Marriage 6 Nov 1825 at the parish of Great Wigston, County of Leicester of Mary Hurd of this parish to James GALE of this parish; Banns; witnesses James Jarvis, Thos. Ward (ref findmypast Leicestershire Marriages image). Bap of James Gale 3 Jan 1802 at Oadby, Leicester (ref IGI). See the GALE tree for further information.

In 1871, Mary's daughters received a legacy from their uncle Thomas Heard:
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my deceased Sister Mary Gales Children the sum of Fifty Pounds in equal portions share and share alike for their own sole and separate uses and free from the control and Debts of their Husbands at the time of my decease and their receipts alone shall be a good discharge for the same.

Death reg of Mary Gale Mar qtr 1838 at Blaby Union dist, Leicestershire, age 34 (ref GRO Index).
James and Mary had five daughters.

FROM WHOM LIBBY SHADE IS DESCENDED




See GALE TREE
8.   Anne HEARD (1)
Bap of Anne Heard 28 Feb 1808 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Joseph & Mary Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms image).
Presumably died young but record not found..
 
9.   Ann HEARD (2)
Bap of Anne [sic] Heard 26 Jul 1810 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Joseph & Mary Heard; Anglican (ref findmypast Leicestershire Baptisms image).
Always called Ann.

Marriage 6 Nov 1825 at Wigston Magna of Ann Hurd to Samuel HILL; both were of the parish; witnesses James Jarvis, Thos. Ward (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). Bap of Samuel Hill 17 Jul 1803 at Wigston Magna, son of Zechariah & Anne Hill (ref fmp Parish Registers).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond St.
Together with children Harriet (16), William (14), Eliza (9), Emma (7), Mary Ann (3):
Samuel Hill. Age 37. Setter up of Frames. Born in Leicestershire.
Ann Hill. Age 34. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with children William (23), Emma (17), Mary Ann (12), Sarah J (7), Ellen (6), Arthur J (4), Adelaide (2):
Samuel Hill. Head. Mar. Age 46. Framesmith. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Ann Hill. Wife. Mar. Age 42. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 10 East Bond St.
Together with children Eleanor (17), Arthur John (14), Adelaide (12), Agness (9):
Samuel Hill. Head. Mar. Age 56. Framesmith. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Ann Hill. Wife. Mar. Age 48. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Death reg of Samuel Hill Sep qtr 1870 at Leicester dist age 67 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Martin. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 8&10 New Bond St.
Together with married dau Eleanor Sibson (26), and dau Agness (19):
Ann Hill. Mother. Wid. Age 64. Housekeeper. Born Leicester Wigston.

In 1871 Ann received a legacy from her brother Thomas Heard (oddly, he refers to wife of Samuel Hill who had already died):
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my Sister Ann Hill the Wife of Samuel Hill of Leicester the sum of Fifty Pounds free from Legacy Duty for her sole and separate use and free from the control and debts of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same.

In 1877 Ann received a legacy from her brother-in-law Charles Davenport:
WILL OF CHARLES DAVENPORT (signed 24 Feb 1877; deceased 6 Apr 1877; proved 19 Jun 1877)
I give and bequeath to my Sister Ann Hill the sum of Ten Pounds.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Ann Hill. Head. Wid. Age 74. Seamer. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: 4 Court B Bell St.
Ann Hill. Head. Wid. Age 84. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Death reg of Ann Hill Mar qtr 1895 at Blaby dist age 88 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.







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    Children:  
  1. Harriet HILL born 1825, bap 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. William HILL born 1827, bap 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Henry HILL born 1829, bap 1831 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Eliza HILL born c1832 in Leicestershire  
  5. Emma HILL born c1834 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  6. Mary Ann HILL born 1838 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  7. Sarah J. HILL born c1844 in Leicestershire  
  8. Elenor Hill born 1844 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  9. Arthur John HILL born 1846 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  10. Adelaide HILL born 1849 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  11. Agnes HILL born 1851 at Leicester, Leicestershire
 
10.   Sarah HEARD
Born c1811 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire (ref census records).
No baptism found at Wigston Magna.
Mentioned in Will of her brother John. Before she married, she had an illegitimate son William.

Marriage 14 Dec 1831 at All Saints, Leicester, Leicestershire of Sarah Heard to Thomas COLTMAN; both were of that parish; Banns; witnesses Yeore Holyoak, Ann Hill [sister] (ref fmp Parish Registers image). Birth of Thomas Coltman 20 Mar 1812 at Wigston Magna; there are conflicting reports of his baptism on 25 Mar 1812 and 28 Mar 1812 in different documents in fmp (ref fmp Leicestershire Parish Births & Baptisms).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with children George (9), Maria (7), Eliza (2), Thomas (1):
Thomas Coltman. Age 25. Framesmith. Born in Leicestershire.
Sarah Coltman. Age 30. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Leicester All Saints. Registration district of Leicester. Address: East Bond Street.
Together with children George (18), Maria (17), Eliza (13), Albert (9), Clara (3):
Thomas Coltman. Head. Mar. Age 39. Framesmith. Born Gr Wigston Leicestershire.
Sarah Coltman. Wife. Mar. Age 40. Born Gt Wigston Leicestershire.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary Leicester. Registration district of Leicester. Address: No 3 Regent Street.
Together with dau Julia (9):
Thomas Coltman. Head. Mar. Age 49. Framesmith. Born Wigston Magna Leicestershire.
Sarah Coltman. Wife. Mar. Age 50. Born Wigston Magna Leicestershire.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Mary. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 11 Regent St.
Together with dau Julia (19) and her husband Albert Bentley:
Thomas Coltman. Head. Mar. Age 59. Machinist - Framesmith. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sarah Coltman. Wife. Mar. Age 60. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

In 1871 Sarah was a recipient of a legacy from her brother Thomas Heard:
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my Sister Sarah Coltman the Wife of Thomas Coltman of Leicester the sum of Ten Pounds for her sole and separate use and free from the control and Debts of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same.

In 1877 Sarah was a recipient of a legacy from her brother-in-law Charles Davenport:
WILL OF CHARLES DAVENPORT (signed 24 Feb 1877; deceased 6 Apr 1877; proved 19 Jun 1877)
I give and bequeath to my Sister Sarah Coltman the sum of Ten Pounds.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Leicester St Mary. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 13 Regent St.
Thomas Coltman. Head. Mar. Age 69. Framesmith. Born Gt Wigston Leicestershire.
Sarah Coltman. Wife. Mar. Age 70. No birth place.

Death reg of Thomas Coltman Sep qtr 1887 at Leicester dist age 75. No probate found.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of St Mary. Registration district of Leicester. Address: 15 Regent Rd.
Together with a Lodger:
Sarah Coltman. Head. Wid. Age 80. Builder. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Sarah received a legacy from her brother John:
WILL OF JOHN HEARD (signed 12 Jul 1886, deceased 19 Apr 1891, proved 10 Jun 1891) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
Upon Trust to pay a Legacy of Twenty Pounds free of Duty to my said sister Sarah Coltman and a like Legacy of Twenty Pounds free of Duty to my sister Hannah Preston

Sarah died 29 Jun 1894. Death reg of Sarah Coltman Sep qtr 1894 at Leicester dist age 83 (ref FreeBMD).
"COLTMAN Sarah of 28 York-road Leicester widow died 29 June 1894 Probate Leicester 23 July to Albert Coltman [son] mechanic Effects 40." (ref Ancestry National Probate).

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THE WILL OF SARAH COLTMAN   (signed 30 Sep 1893, deceased 29 Jun 1894, probate granted 23 Jul 1894)
This is the last Will and Testament of me Sarah Coltman of 19 Regent Road in the County Borough of Leicester Widow I give devise and bequeath all my property both real and personal unto my son Albert Coltman of 28 York Street in the County Borough aforesaid Mechanic And I appoint the said Albert Coltman sole Executor of this my Will In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this my Will this thirtieth day of September One thousand eight hundred and ninety three.
Sarah Coltman.
Signed by the Testatrix Sarah Coltman as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Harry Keites, Solicitor, Leicester.
Albert Collin, Clerk to Messrs Hincks & Keites, Solicitors, Leicestor.
On the twenty third day of July 1894 Probate of this Will was granted at Leicester to Albert Coltman the Son the sole Executor.









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    Child of Sarah:  
  1. William HURD (HEARD) bap 1829 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
    Children of Sarah and Thomas:  
  2. George COLTMAN bap 1833 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Maria COLTMAN bap 1836 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Eliza COLTMAN born 1838 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  5. Thomas COLTMAN (1) born 1840 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  6. Albert COLTMAN born 1842 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  7. Thomas COLTMAN (2) born 1844 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  8. Clara COLTMAN born 1847 at Leicester, Leicestershire  
  9. Julia COLTMAN born 1851 at Leicester, Leicestershire
 
11.   John HERD (HEARD)
Bap of John Herd [sic] 21 Feb 1813 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, son of Joseph & Mary; Stocking Maker; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).

Marriage 8 Jul 1832 at Wigston Magna of John Heard to Sarah GREEN; both were of the parish;witnesses Anthony Lord (?) and Hannah Heard (his sister) (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages). Bap of Sarah Green 2 Sep 1811 at Wigston Magna, dau of Thomas & Eleanor Green; Anglican (ref fmp Parish Registers image).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Wigston Magna.
John Heard. Age 25. Wollen Hosery M. Born in Leicestershire.
Sarah Heard. Age 24. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
John Heard. Head. Mar. Age 38. Framework Knitter Master Emp 15 (?). Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 39. Framework Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bushlow End.
John Heard. Head. Mar. Age 48. Framework Knitter. Born Lestershire Gt Wigston.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 49. House Work. Born Lestershire Gt Wigston.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bushloe End.
Together with nephew Enoch Foulston (12), son of Harriet:
John Heard. Head. Mar. Age 58. Master Hosier (employing 10 men & 1 boy). Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 59. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

In 1871 John was an Executor for his brother Thomas:
"HEARD Thomas. Effects under 300. 23 May. The Will of Thomas Heard late of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester Manufacturer of Hosiery who died 24 March 1871 at Wigston Magna was proved at Leicester by William Heard of Wigston Magna Frame-work Knitter and John Heard of Wigston Magna Manufacturer of Hosiery the Brothers the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my Brother John Heard the Freehold House Shops Garden and all the appurtenances thereto belonging which I now occupy situate in Moat Street in the Parish of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester. I also give and bequeath to my Brother John Heard aforesaid Five other Freehold Houses together with the yards gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging which joins the first named Messuage situate in Moat Street in the Parish of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester now occupied by Samuel Green Henry Dann Thomas Silverwood Joseph Glover and Henry Hill [subject to some other legacies]
I give and bequeath to my Brother William Heard aforesaid and to my Brother John Heard aforesaid all my money and securities for money not before disposed of Upon the following trust to pay all my just Debts, Funeral and Testamentary Expenses, if there should be any money left in their hands after the aforesaid Expenses are paid it shall be equally divided and paid to all my surviving Brothers and Sisters. And lastly I do nominate and appoint my Brother William Heard aforesaid and my Brother John Heard aforesaid Executors of this my Will

In 1877 John was an Executor for his brother-in-law Charles Davenport:
"DAVENPORT Charles. Effects under $300. 19 June. The Will of Charles Davenport late of Wigston Magna in the County of Leicester who died 6 April 1877 at Wigston Magna was proved at Leicester by John Heard Hosier and Samuel Thorpe Carpenter both of Wigston Magna the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)
WILL OF CHARLES DAVENPORT (signed 24 Feb 1877; deceased 6 Apr 1877; proved 19 Jun 1877)
I do nominate and appoint John Heard of Wigston Magna and Samuel Thorpe of Wigston Magna aforesaid Executors of this my Will in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fourth day of February One thousand eight hundred and seventy seven.
The mark of Charles Davenport.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Long St, Fox's Lane.
Together with nephew Enoch Foulstone (21):
John Heard. Head. Mar. Age 68. Stocking Maker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Sarah Heard. Wife. Mar. Age 69. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Death reg of Sarah Heard Jun qtr 1883 at Blaby dist, age 71 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: Durham Ox Lane.
John Heard. Head. Widower. Age 78. Retired Manufacturer. Born Wigston Leicestershire.
Together with a housekeeper, Annie Woolfe.

John died 19 Apr 1891. Death reg of John Heard Jun qtr 1891 at Blaby dist age 78 (ref FreeBMD).
"HEARD John. Personal Estate 38 1s 1d. 10 June. The Will of John Heard late of Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Hosier who died 19 April 1891 at Great Wigston was proved at Leicester by Arthur Foulston Boot and Shoe Manufacturer and Enoch Foulston Hosier both of Great Wigston the Nephews the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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WILL OF JOHN HEARD (signed 12 Jul 1886, deceased 19 Apr 1891, proved 10 Jun 1891) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Heard of Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Hosier First I appoint my nephews Arthur Foulston and Enoch Foulston both of Great Wigston aforesaid (sons of my sister Harriet Groves by her first marriage) joint Executors and Trustees of this my Will I Give and Devise All that my Messuage or Tenement with the yard garden outbuildings and appurtenances thereto belonging And also All that my two storey Warehouse and those by two Frameworkknitter’s shops adjoining or near thereto respectively situate and being in Hospital Lane Great Wigston aforesaid and all now in my own occupation Subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of one half part of the Mortgages for Five hundred Pounds now due thereon and on the Messuages hereinafter devised Unto and To the use of my said Trustees their heirs and assigns Upon Trust after payment thereout from time to time of the expense of keeping the same in repair and insured against loss by Fire and paying the interest on the said half part of the said Mortgage debts to pay to or otherwise permit and suffer my said Nephew Enoch Foulston and his assigns to occupy or receive the rents and profits thereof for and during the term of his natural life And from and after his decease I give and Devise the same Messuage or Tenement Warehouse and Frameworkknitter’s Shops with the appurtenances subject as aforesaid To such uses for the benefit of all or any one or more of the Children and other issue of the said Enoch Foulston (such other issue being born in his lifetime) as he shall by his Will or any Codicil thereto appoint And in default of any and subject to every such appointment To the use of the Children if more than one equally or the child if only one wholly of the said Enoch Foulston in fee simple with cross limitations of the shares original and accruing of each of them on his or her dying under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue To the use of the others equally or the other wholly in fee simple And in the even of there not being any Child of the said Enoch Foulston who shall attain the said age or die under that age and leave issue Then To the use of the said Enoch Foulston in fee simple And as concerning All outbuildings and appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Moat Street Great Wigston aforesaid and now in the respective occupations of Thomas Chambers John Robinson and Benjamin Hackett Subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of one fourth part of the said Mortgages for Five Hundred Pounds now due thereon and on the Messuage and premises hereinbefore and the Messuages next hereinafter devised I give and devise the same Unto and To the use of my said Trustees their heirs and assigns Upon Trust after payment thereout from time to time of the expenses of keeping the same in repair and insured against loss by Fire and paying the interest on the said one fourth part of the said Mortgage debts to pay to or otherwise permit and suffer my said Nephew Arthur Foulston and his assigns to receive the rents and profits of my said three Messuages or Tenements with the appurtenances for and during the term of his natural life And from and after his decease I Give and Devise the same three Messuages or Tenements with the appurtenances subject as aforesaid To such uses for the benefit of all or any one or more of the Children and other issue of the said Arthur Foulston (such other issue being born in his lifetime) as he shall by his Will or any Codicil thereto appoint And in default of any and subject to every such appointment To the use of the Children if more than one equally or the Child if only one wholly of the said Arthur Foulston in fee simple with cross limitations of the shares original and accruing of each of them on his or her dying under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue To the use of the others equally or the other wholly in fee simple And in the event of there not being any Child of the said Arthur Foulston who shall attain the said age or die under that age and leave issue Then To the use of the said Arthur Foulston in fee simple And as concerning All those my three other Messuages or Tenements with the yards gardens outbuilding and appurtenances thereto belonging situate in Moat Street Great Wigston aforesaid and now in the respective occupations of Henry Dand, Joseph Glover and Edward Hill subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of one fourth part of the said Mortgages now due thereon and on the Messuages Warehouse and premises hereinbefore devised I give and devise the same Unto and To the use of my said Trustees their heirs and assigns Upon Trust after payment thereout from time to time of the expense of keeping the same in repair and insured against loss by Fire and paying the interest on the said one fourth part of the said Mortgage debts to pay to or otherwise permit and suffer my Nephew William Heard the son of my sister Sarah Coltman and his assigns to receive the rents and profits of my last mentioned three Messuages or Tenements with the appurtenances for and during the term of his natural life And from and after the decease of the said William Heard Upon Trust after paying the expense of repairs and insurances and the said interest as last aforesaid to pay to or otherwise permit and suffer my said Nephew Arthur Foulston and his assigns to receive the rents and profits of my same last mentioned three Messuages or Tenements with the appurtenances for and during the term of his natural life And from and after his decease I Give and Devise the same three Messuages or Tenements with the appurtenances subject as aforesaid To such uses for the benefit of all or any one or more of the Children and other issue of the said Arthur Foulston (such other issue being born in his lifetime) as he shall by his Will or any Codicil thereto appoint And in default of any and subject to every such appointment To the use of the Children if more than one equally or the Child if only one wholly of the said Arthur Foulston in fee simple with cross limitations of the shares original and accruing of each of them on his or her dying under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue To the use of the others equally or the other wholly in fee simple And in the event of there not being any Child of the said Arthur Foulston who shall attain the said age or die under that age and leave issue Then To the use of the said Arthur Foulston in fee simple And as concerning All those my six Messuages or Tenements adjoining each other situate in Moat Street Great Wigston aforesaid with the outbuildings yards gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging now in the respective occupations of John Driver William Hackett Harriet Groves William Green Benjamin Carter and Thomas Folwell Subject nevertheless to and charged and chargeable with the payment of the Mortgages for Four hundred Pounds now due thereon and also subject to and charged and chargeable with the payment of a Legacy of Twenty pounds to my said sister Harriet Groves to whom I Give and bequeath the same Legacy which I direct to be paid at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease I Give and Devise the same Unto and To the use of my said Trustees their heirs and assigns Upon Trust after payment thereout from time to time of the expenses of keeping the same in repair and insured against loss by Fire and paying the interest on the said Mortgage debts of Four hundred pounds to pay to or otherwise permit and suffer my Niece Harriet Knight Wife of Thomas Knight and daughter of my said sister Harriet Groves and her assigns to receive the rents and profits of my same six Messuages or Tenements in Moat Street aforesaid with the appurtenances for and during the term of her natural life for her separate use And from and after the decease of my said Niece Harriet Knight I Give and Devise my same six Messuages or Tenements in Moat Street aforesaid with the appurtenances subject as aforesaid To such uses for the benefit of all or any one or more of the Children and other issue of my said Niece Harriet Knight by her present or any future Husband (such other issue being born in her lifetime) as she shall by her Will or any Codicil thereto appoint And in default of any and subject to every such appointment To the use of the Children if more than one equally or the Child if only one wholly of the said Harriet Knight in fee simple with cross limitations of the shares original and accruing of each of them on his or her dying under the age of twenty one years without leaving issue To the use of the others equally or the other wholly in fee simple And in the event of there not being any Child of the said Harriet Knight who shall attain the said age or die under that age and leave issue Then To the use of the said Harriet Knight in fee simple I give and bequeath all my Stocking Frames and Machinery to the said Enoch Foulston And as concerning All my household Goods and Furniture plate linen china books prints and pictures and other Household Effects And my Stock in Trade debts due and owing to me Moneys securities for money and all and singular other my personal estate and effects not hereinbefore bequeathed or disposed of I Give and bequeath the same Unto the said Arthur Foulston and Enoch Foulston their executors administrators and assigns Upon Trust that they the said Arthur Foulston and Enoch Foulston or the survivor of them his executors or administrators or their or his assigns do and shall sell collect and convert into money such part of my said Personal Estate as shall not consist of money or debts owing to me and collect and get in such Debts And as to the money arising and to be produced from the sale collection and conversion of my said Personal Estate and also my ready money I direct that my said Trustees or Trustee shall stand and be possessed thereof Upon Trust thereout in the first place to pay all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the expenses incurred in the execution of the Trusts of this my Will and then Upon Trust to pay a Legacy of Twenty Pounds free of Duty to my said sister Sarah Coltman and a like Legacy of Twenty Pounds free of Duty to my sister Hannah Preston And after payment thereof Upon Trust to pay and divide all the then residue of my said Trust moneys and personal estate unto and between the said Arthur Foulston Enoch Foulston and William Heard in equal shares and proportions to whom I Give and bequeath the same absolutely And I empower my Trustees for the time being to deduct and mutually to allow to each other all expenses incident to the execution of the Trust of this my Will And I declare that each Trustee shall be responsible for his own acts receipts and defaults only and not for any loss whatsoever which may occur without his wilful neglect or default Lastly I revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by me In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained on five sheets of paper set my hand this twelfth day of July One thousand eight hundred and eighty six. John Heard.
Signed by the said John Heard the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
T. K. Barlow, Dan Hackett, Clerks to Messrs. J.N.S. Harris, Solrs. Leicester.

Proved at Leicester on the tenth day of June 1891 by the Oaths of Arthur Foulston and Enoch Foulston the Nephews of the Deceased (sons of his sister Harriet Groves by her first marriage) the Executors to whom Administration was granted.
The Testator John Heard was late of Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Hosier and died on the nineteenth day of April 1891 at Great Wigston aforesaid.
Personal Estate Gross @38:1:1. No deduction.
J.N.S. Harris, Solicitors, Leicester.



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12.   Hannah HURD (HEARD)
Bap of Hannah Hurd [sic] 8 Nov 1815 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Joseph & Mary; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).

Witness to her brother John's marriage in 1832.

Marriage 26 Aug 1836 at Wigston Magna of Hannah Heard to Thomas PRESTON; bachelor and spinster, both of the parish; Banns; witnesses William Wardel, Maria Vann (ref fmp Parish Registers image). Bap of Thomas Preston 11 Nov 1810 at Wigston Magna, son of Thomas & Sarah Preston (ref fmp Parish Registers image).

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with Thomas's Father Thomas Preston (65) and daughters Thirza (3), Selina (1)
Thomas Preston. Age 25. Grocer. Born in Leicestershire.
Hannah Preston. Age 25. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Leicestershire, England. Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with children Thirza (13), Selina (10), Thomas Willson (5), Edwin Arthur (2):
Thomas Preston. Head. Mar. Age 40. Cordwainer & Grocer. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.
Hannah Preston. Wife. Mar. Age 35. Born Leicestershire Gt Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with children Thirza (25), Selina (20), Edwin A (12), George A (6):
Thomas Preston. Head. Mar. Age 50. Grocer. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Hannah Preston. Wife. Mar. Age 45. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Bell Street.
Together with children Thirza (29), E Arthur (23), G Alfred (16):
Thomas Preston. Head. Mar. Age 60. Grocer & Baker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.
Hannah Preston. Wife. Mar. Age 55. Grocer & Baker's Wife. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

In 1871 Hannah received a legacy from her brother Thomas:
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my Sister Hannah Preston the Wife of Thomas Preston of Wigston Magna the sum of Fifty Pounds free from Legacy Duty for her sole and separate use and free from the control and debts of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same.

Death reg of Thomas Preston Dec qtr 1873 at Blaby dist age 63 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

In 1877 Hannah received a legacy from her brother-in-law Charles Davenport:
WILL OF CHARLES DAVENPORT (signed 24 Feb 1877; deceased 6 Apr 1877; proved 19 Jun 1877)
I give and bequeath to my Sister Hannah Preston the sum of Ten Pounds.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: 18 Bell St.
Together with children Thirza (40), Edwin A (32):
Hannah Preston. Head. Wid. Age 64. Provision Dealer & Baker. Born Leicestershire Wigston Magna.

Ref 1891 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration District of Blaby. Address: 18 Bell St.
Together with dau Thirza (50):
Hannah Preston. Head. Wid. Age 74. Grocer & Baker. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

In 1891 Hannah received a legacy from her brother John Heard:
WILL OF JOHN HEARD (signed 12 Jul 1886, deceased 19 Apr 1891, proved 10 Jun 1891) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
Upon Trust to pay a Legacy of Twenty Pounds free of Duty to my said sister Sarah Coltman and a like Legacy of Twenty Pounds free of Duty to my sister Hannah Preston.

Ref 1901 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Tintern House, Aylestone Lane.
Together with dau Thirza (62):
Hannah Preston. Head. Wid. Age 84. Retired Grocer. Born Wigston Leicestershire.

Hannah died 22 Dec 1907. Death reg of Hannah Preston Dec qtr 1907 at Blaby dist age 92 (ref FreeBMD).
"PRESTON Hannah of "Tintern" Aylestone-lane Great Wigston Leicestershire widow died 22 December 1907 Probate Leicester 9 January [1908] to Edwin Arthur Preston head master council school and George Alfred Preston gentleman. Effects 961 14s. 3d." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

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WILL OF HANNAH PRESTON (signed 23 Jul 1898, deceased 22 Dec 1907, proved 9 Jan 1908) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
I Hannah Preston of Aylestone Lane Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Widow hereby revoke all Wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made and declare this to be my last Will. I appoint my Sons Edwin Arthur Preston and George Alfred Preston Executors and Trustees hereof. I give devise and bequeath All my real estate and all my personal estate Unto my Trustees As to my household furniture and effects In trust to permit my Daughter Thirza Preston to have the use and enjoyment thereof during her life And as to the residue of my personal estate In Trust to collect receive and convert the same into money and after payment thereout of my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts to invest the net residue and pay the income thereof to my said daughter Thirza for her life And as to my real estate In Trust to permit my said daughter to receive the rents and profits thereof or to occupy any part thereof for her life she nevertheless or they in case of her default keeping the same in good and tenantable repair and insured against loss or damage by fire and paying and defraying all outgoings in respect thereof And from and after the decease of my said daughter Thirza As to my two houses in Aylestone Lane Great Wigston aforesaid I direct that my Trustees shall stand seized thereof To the use of the said George Alfred Preston in fee simple subject nevertheless to and charged with the payment by the said George Alfred Preston to the said Edwin Arthur Preston of the sum of One hundred and sixty Pounds with interest thereon from the death of the said Thirza Preston till payment of the said sum at the rate of Four Pounds per centum per annum And as to all the residue of my real estate and my personal estate I declare that the same shall be held by my Trustees In trust for themselves the said Edwin Arthur Preston and George Alfred Preston in equal shares as tenants in common I declare that in case either or both of them the said Edwin Arthur Preston and George Alfred Preston shall died in my lifetime or shall survive me and die in the lifetime of the said Thirza Preston leaving children or a child him or them surviving who shall attain the age of Twenty one years such children shall take equally between them per stirpes the share or respective shares which his her or their parent or respective parents would have taken if he or they had survived me and been living at the decease of my said daughter Thirza Preston In witness whereof I the said Hannah Preston the Testatrix have hereunto set my hand this twenty third day of July One thousand eight hundred and ninety eight.
Hannah Preston
Signed by the said Hannah Preston the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Geo. Nichols, Philip Sampson, Clerks to G. Stevenson & Son, Solrs. Leicester
On the ninth day of January 1908 Probate of this Will was granted at Leicester to Edwin Arthur Preston and George Alfred Preston, the Sons, the Executors.  








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    Children:  
  1. Thirza PRESTON born 1838 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  2. Selina PRESTON born 1840 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  3. Thomas Willson PRESTON born 1845 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  4. Edwin Arthur PRESTON born 1848 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  5. George Alfred PRESTON born 1854 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire  
  6. Anne Laura PRESTON born 1857 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire
 
13.   Harriet HURD (HEARD)
Bap of Harriett Hurd [sic] 13 Dec 1818 at Wigston Magna, Leicestershire, dau of Joseph & Mary; Framework Knitter; Anglican (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms image).
Marriage (1) reg Sep qtr 1838 at Blaby dist, Leicestershire of Harriett Heard to William FOULSTON (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 4 Sep 1838 at Great Wigston; both were full age, bachelor and spinster; William was a Laborer, resident Gt Wigston, son of Joseph Foulston, Laborer; Harriet was a Frame Work Knitter, resident Gt Wigston, dau of Joseph Heard, Frame Work Knitter; Banns; witnesses Samuel Keble, Hannah Preston [sister]; his own signature is Foulstone (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages). Bap of William FOULSTONE 21 Feb 1813 at Darfield, Yorkshire, son of Joseph & Martha Foulstone; abode Wombwell, Labourer (ref fmp Parish Baptisms image). It is not known why he also used the name Jones; I have included that name with each child, as have others in Ancestry Public Trees.

Ref 1841 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat St.
Together with children Thomas (2), William (10 mths):
William Foulston. Age 25. Railway Lab. Not born in Leicestershire.
Harriet Foulston. Age 20. Born in Leicestershire.

Ref 1851 census. Gloucestershire, England. Parish of Chipping Campden. Registration district of Shipston On Stour. Address: Broad Entry.
Together with children Thomas (13), William (11), Charles (9), Joseph (7), Harriett (5), Edwin (3), John (1):
William Jones. Head. Age 33. Carpenter. Born Yorkshire Hardsley.
Harriett Jones. Wife. Age 35. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Ref 1861 census. Kent, England. Civil Parish of Beaksbourne. Registration district of Bridge. Address: Railway Hut Nr 2.
Together with children Harriet (15), Edward (13), John (11), Arthur (9), George (7), Elizabeth (5), Enock (3), all listed with surname Jones:
William Jones. Head. Mar. Age 47. Bricklayer. Born Yorkshire Wombwell.
Harriot Jones. Wife. Mar. Age 43. Bricklayer's Wife. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

William died between 1861 and 1869, his death not found.

Marriage reg (2) Dec qtr 1869 at Leicester dist, Leicestershire of Harriet FOULSTONE to William GROVES (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 17 Oct 1869 at the parish church of St Margaret, Leicester; William was aged 44, Widower, Cord Wainer, residence Royal East St, son of Saml. Groves, Cord Wainer: Harriet was age 50, Widow, residence Bond St, dau of Joseph Heard, F.W.K.; Licence; witnesses John Sherrard, Adelaide Hill (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages). William was born c1825 at Hinckley, Leicestershire (ref census).

Ref 1871 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Montsorrel South. Registration district of Barrow upon Soar. Address: Main St, Stag & Pheasant.
Together with children Arthur Foulston (19), Elizabeth Foulston (14):
William Groves. Head. Mar. Age 46. Cordwainer & Inn Keeper. Born Leicestershire Hinckly.
Harriett Groves. Wife. Mar. Age 51. Frame Work Knitter. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

In 1871 Harriet received a legacy from her brother Thomas:
WILL OF THOMAS HEARD (Signed 20 Feb 1871; deceased 24 Mar 1871; proved 23 May 1871)
I give and bequeath to my Sister Harriet Groves the Wife of William Groves of Mountsorrel the sum of Fifty Pounds free from Legacy Duty for her sole and separate use and free from the control and Debts of her husband at the time of my decease and her receipt alone shall be a good discharge for the same.

Death reg of William Groves Sep qtr 1875 at Blaby dist, age 50 (ref FreeBMD). No probate found.

In 1877 Harriet received a legacy from her brother-in-law Charles Davenport:
WILL OF CHARLES DAVENPORT (signed 24 Feb 1877; deceased 6 Apr 1877; proved 19 Jun 1877)
I give and bequeath to my Sister Harriet Groves the sum of Ten Pounds.

Ref 1881 census. Leicestershire, England. Civil Parish of Wigston Magna. Registration district of Blaby. Address: Moat Street.
Harriet Groves. Head. Wid. Age 63. Out Door Beer Seller. Born Leicestershire Wigston.

Harriet died 18 Mar 1890. Death reg of Harriett Groves Mar qtr 1890 at Blaby dist age 73 (ref FreeBMD).
"GROVES Harriet. Personal Estate 40 19s. 3d. 2 April. Administration of the Personal Estate of Harriet Groves late of Moat-street Great Wigston in the County of Leicester Widow who died 18 March 1890 at Great Wigston was granted at Leicester to Harriet Knight (Wife of Thomas Knight) of Abergwynfi near Bridge End in South Wales the Daughter and one of the Next of Kin." (ref Ancestry National Probate, Will not found in fmp)

If she had been alive she would have received a legacy from her brother John Heard:
WILL OF JOHN HEARD (signed 12 Jul 1886, deceased 19 Apr 1891, proved 10 Jun 1891) (ref fmp, Leicester Probate Registry Administration Registers)
.... charged and chargeable with the payment of a Legacy of Twenty pounds to my said sister Harriet Groves to whom I Give and bequeath the same Legacy which I direct to be paid at the end of twelve calendar months next after my decease ....









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    Children of Harriet and William Foulstone:  
  1. Thomas Jones FOULSTONE born c1838 at Wigston, Leicestershire  
  2. George FOULSTONE born 1839 at Wigston, Leicestershire  
  3. William Jones FOULSTONE born 1840 at Wigston, Leicestershire  
  4. Charles Jones FOULSTONE born 1842 at East Ashford dist, Kent  
  5. Joseph Jones FOULSTONE born c1844 at Wigston, Leicestershire  
  6. Harriet Jones FOULSTONE born c1846 at Ipswich, Suffolk  
  7. Edwin (Edward) Jones FOULSTONE born c1848 at Greenwich, Kent  
  8. John Jones FOULSTONE born 1849 at Hastings, Sussex  
  9. Arthur Jones FOULSTONE born c1852 at Campden, Gloucestershire  
  10. George Jones FOULSTONE born c1854 at Campden, Gloucestershire  
  11. Elizabeth Jones FOULSTONE born c1856 at Marks, Yorkshire  
  12. Enoch Jones FOULSTONE born 1859 at Guisborough, Yorkshire
 
    Issue of Ruth Heard and Thomas Verney:  
1.   George VERNEY
Birth of George Verney 4 Jan 1791, bap 8 Jan 1791 at Leicester All Saints, Leicestershire, son of Thomas & Ruth Verney (ref fmp Leicestershire baptisms image).
Burial of George Verney 15 Mar 1792 at Leicester All Saints, son of Thos Verney (ref fmp Leicestershire burials).
 
    Issue of William Heard and Susanna Marson  
1.   Maria HEARD
Bap of Maria Heard 11 Jan 1812 at Leicester St Margaret's, dau of Willm & Susanna (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).
No further information found. Presumably she died before her mother's Will was written in 1838.
 
2.   Susanna Marson HEARD
Bap of Susanna Marston Hurd [sic] 16 Jul 1823 at Leicester St Margaret's, dau of Willm & Susanna (ref fmp Leicestershire Baptisms).
A.K.A. Marston.

In 1851 Susanna received a legacy from her mother:
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.

Marr reg Sep qtr 1862 at Leicester dist of Susanna Marson HEARD to William HEARD (ref FreeBMD); the marriage was 26 Jul 1862 at the parish church of St John Leicester; both were full age, bachelor and spinster; William was Sergeant Major of Artillery, resident Woolwich; son of William Heard, Soldier; Susanna was resident London Road, Leicester, dau of William Heard, Grocer; witnesses Benjamin Marson and Jane Heard (ref fmp Leicestershire Marriages image). William was born c1829 at Nova Scotia, Canada.

See generation 6 for further details.
 

 

Updated 5 Jun 2020