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Thomas BIRKETT
Husbandman and farmer of Lambrigg, Westmorland
Ancestors
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John BIRKETT
~1653 - ~1728
of Windermere, Westmorland
George BIRKETT
~1684 - bur.1731
Husbandman and farmer of Windermere, Westmorland
 
Agnes SATTERTHWAITE
~1643 - ~1723
of Hawkshead, Lancashire
Thomas BIRKETT
~1706 - bur.1756
Husbandman and farmer of Lambrigg, Westmorland
 
Isabel COOKSON
~1684 - ~1759
of Kendal, Westmorland
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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Thomas BIRKETT
~1706 - bur.1756
Husbandman and farmer of Lambrigg, Westmorland
  m. Abigail FAWCETT? (~1706 - ~1791)
 
Isabell BIRKETT
bap.1741 - ~1800
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Nicholas GIBSON (~1735 - ~1798)
 
George BIRKETT
bap.1743 - ~1803
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Agnes SAWREY (~1730 - ~1805)
 
Ann BIRKETT
bap.1746 - ~1806
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Edward MACHELL (~1740 - 1824)
 
John MACHELL
bap.1766 - bur.1825
of Kendal, Westmorland
Isabella MACHELL
1768 - ~1818
Mary MACHELL
bap.1769 - ~1819
of Kendal, Westmorland
Thomas MACHELL
bap.1771 - 1854
Farmer of Grayrigg, Westmorland
  m. Mary ROWLANDSON (1782 - 1859)
 
Edward MACHELL
1803 - 1870
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Forbes HENDERSON (~1811 - ~1861)
 
Mary Ann MACHELL
1835 - ~1885
of Midlothian, Scotland
Forbes Reid MACHELL
1836 - ~1886
of Midlothian, Scotland
Isabella MACHELL
1840 - ~1890
of Midlothian, Scotland
Thomas MACHELL
1842 - ~1892
of Midlothian, Scotland
Margaret MACHELL
1844 - ~1894
of Midlothian, Scotland
Thomas MACHELL
bap.1806 - ~1856
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Isabella (1811 - ~1861)
 
John MACHELL
1808 - 1840
Farmer of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Jane KENDAL (1811 - 1849)
 
Nancy MACHELL
1835 - ~1898
Housemaid of Sedbergh, Yorkshire
Jane MACHELL
1837 - 1916
of Natland, Westmorland
  m. John GREAVES (~1840 - ~1906)
 
Elizabeth MACHELL
1839 - 1892
Farmer of Natland, Westmorland
  m. John SCOTT (1837 - 1913)
 
John William SCOTT
1867 - 1933
General labourer of Everton, Lancashire
Thomas SCOTT
1869 - 1906
Cabinet maker of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Jessie Maria WATKINS (1866 - 1948)
 
Thomas SCOTT
1892 - ~1952
Sawyer (tobacco manufacturer) of Liverpool, Lancashire
Edith SCOTT
1895 - ~1955
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. John Joseph BROWN (1896 - ~1956)
 
George A BROWN
1917 - ~1967
of West Derby, Lancashire
Eileen BROWN
1922 - ~1981
of West Derby, Lancashire
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Mabel SCOTT
1897 - ~1957
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Richard BROADHURST (~1885 - ~1960)
 
Ivy SCOTT
1901 - 1901
of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Charles SCOTT
1903 - 1903
of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Jessie Maud SCOTT
1904 - 1979
Packer (toy factory) of Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Elizabeth Ann SCOTT
1871 - 1872
of Everton, Lancashire
Edith SCOTT
1873 - 1956
Dressmaker of Everton, Lancashire
  m. John Richard EVANS (1876 - 1921)
 
Lillian Edith EVANS
1901 - 1914
of Liverpool, Lancashire
Harold EVANS
1904 - 1943
Stereotyper of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Mabel NEWMAN (1911 - 1969)
 
Francis R 'Frank' EVANS
1934 - 2008
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
Winifred EVANS
1907 - ~1973
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. Hugh Tryfan GRIFFITHS (1907 - 1970)
 
Annie EVANS
1912 - ~1962
of West Derby, Lancashire
Maude SCOTT
1875 - 1889
of Everton, Lancashire
Edward SCOTT
1878 - 1961
Joiner of West Derby, Lancashire
  m. Annie Theresa GELLING (1879 - 1940)
 
Emily Theresa SCOTT
1898 - 1956
of West Derby, Lancashire
  m. William WEBSTER (~1894 - ~1969)
 
Clara Louise SCOTT
1900 - 1971
of Liverpool, Lancashire
  m. William LASHLEY (1904 - 1965)
 
A Private Individual
Charles LASHLEY
1929 - 2002
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
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A Private Individual
Joanne LASHLEY
1960 - 1963
of Liverpool, Lancashire
A Private Individual
Catherine SCOTT
1902 - ~1956
of West Derby, Lancashire
Annie SCOTT
1904 - ~1957
of West Derby, Lancashire
Edward SCOTT
1905 - ~1972
Electric plater of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Kathleen HARVEY (1907 - ~1973)
 
A Private Individual
Hilda SCOTT
1936 - 1992
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
Kathleen SCOTT
1937 - 1993
of Liverpool, Lancashire
 
A Private Individual
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Claire Louise SCOTT
1942 - 2002
of Liverpool, Lancashire
John 'Jack' SCOTT
1908 - ~1909
of West Derby, Lancashire
Florence SCOTT
1910 - ~1960
of Liverpool, Lancashire
Maud SCOTT
1912 - 1966
of West Derby, Lancashire
  m. Henry HARGREAVES (1910 - ~1975)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
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A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
George SCOTT
1914 - ~1977
Builder's labourer of West Derby, Lancashire
Robert SCOTT
1917 - ~1978
Electrician of West Derby, Lancashire
A Private Individual
  m. RIDDELL (~1920 - ?)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Charles SCOTT
1880 - 1944
Upholsterer of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Martha Ada ROBERTS (1883 - 1965)
 
Gladys Irene SCOTT
1913 - ~1983
Staff Nurse of Liverpool, Lancashire
Randolph SCOTT
1885 - 1950
Cinema electrician and operator of Everton, Lancashire
  m. Eleanor BEEVERS (1884 - 1940)
 
Randolph SCOTT
1905 - 1910
of Everton, Lancashire
Edna May SCOTT
1908 - 1994
Cotton Weaver (Part time) of Everton, Lancashire
  m. John 'Jack' FORREST (1907 - 1972)
 
Firth Scott FORREST
1937 - 1937
of Blackburn, Lancashire
A Private Individual
 
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Mona Irene SCOTT
1912 - 1914
of Everton, Lancashire
Edith Annie SCOTT
1915 - 1916
of Blackburn, Lancashire
James MACHELL
1810 - ~1860
of Kendal, Westmorland
William MACHELL
1812 - ~1875
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Margaret WILSON (~1806 - ~1881)
 
Nicholas MACHELL
bap.1814 - ~1864
of Grayrigg, Westmorland
A Private Individual
 
Richard MACHELL
1818 - ~1884
Farmer's son of Grayrigg, Westmorland
George MACHELL
bap.1820 - ~1822
of Whinfell, Westmorland
Rowlandson 'Ronson' MACHELL
1822 - ~1881
of Grayrigg, Westmorland
Leonard MACHELL
~1825 - ~1888
Farmer's son of Killington, Westmorland
James MACHELL
bap.1773 - ~1823
George MACHELL
bap.1776 - ~1826
of Grayrigg, Westmorland
Edward MACHELL
bap.1788 - bur.1803
of Grayrigg, Westmorland
Mary BIRKETT
bap.1755 - ~1813
of Kendal, Westmorland
  m. Thomas SHARP (~1748 - ~1811)
 
Narrative and Notes

Thomas was the husband of Abigail, mother of Ann BIRKETT who married Edward MACHELL in 1766. He lived at Lambrigg Park, Lambrigg. Lambrigg Park was a long lofty fell rather than major house or estate. He farmed sheep, cattle, bigg (four rowed barley) and oats.

Thomas died in 1756 as evidenced by his will which passed probate on 18 Sep 1756. He left provision for his widow Abigail and sums for his four children: £80 and the real estate for George and £30 each for Isabel, Ann and Mary, provided that they didn't display "coilfulness obstinacy or disobedience". He also ensured that the children's education was completed. Abigail was the sole executor and his trustees were Richard WARD of High house and Leonard Ewan of Green Dikes. The value of the estate was a considerable £422.

Thomas' father was George BIRKETT, husbandman of Lambrigg Park, whose will passed probate on 27 Apr 1732. Thomas may have named his only son after his father. George was buried on 7 Nov 1731, probably in Kendal Parish.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
Residence 
Lambrigg, Westmorland
Occupation: Husbandman and farmer 
 
Death 
1
 
7 Nov 1731
25
Burial of father George BIRKETT 
23
Kendal, Westmorland
25 Jan 1741
34
Baptism of daughter Isabell BIRKETT 
4
Kendal, Westmorland
4 Oct 1743
37
Baptism of son George BIRKETT 
5
Kendal, Westmorland
8 Apr 1746
39
Baptism of daughter Ann BIRKETT 
6
Kendal, Westmorland
btw 1753 and 1754
47
Birth of daughter Mary BIRKETT 
 
19 Jun 1756
50
Burial 
78
Kendal, Westmorland
20 Jun 1760
54
Marriage of daughter Isabell BIRKETT and Nicholas GIBSON 
9
Kendal Parish, Westmorland
23 Apr 1763
56
Marriage of son George BIRKETT and Agnes SAWREY 
10
Kendal, Westmorland
Apr 1766
59
Marriage of daughter Ann BIRKETT and Edward MACHELL 
11
Kendal, Westmorland
24 Dec 1772
66
Marriage of daughter Mary BIRKETT and Thomas SHARP 
12
Kendal Parish, Westmorland
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Will and Inventory of Thomas Birkett 1756

Thomas Birkett

Last Will and Testament

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In the name of God Amen I Thomas Birkett of Lambrigg park being infirm of body but of sound mind and memory

praised be God for the same do make and ordain this my last will and testament

in manner and form following (that is to say) I commend my soul into the hands

of almighty God who gave it me and my body to the ground to be decently buried

in hopes of a Joyful Resurrection through the Meritts and by the Mediation of my Blessed

Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ, And as for such worldly goods as itt hath pleased God in his

great mercy to bestow upon me I give and devise of them in manner and form following

First I give and bequeath to my dearly beloved wife Abigail Birkett all that my Reale Estate

Lyeing and being at Lambrigg Park Aforesaid consisting of one dwelling house poathouse garden and Orchard during the term of her Naturall life or so

Long as she shall continue my widow together with all my personal estate cattle horses and

sheep household stuff and influence of husbandry she being charged with and paying such legacies

as shall be hereof or mentioned And it is my will and mind that my aforesaid wife whom

I make executor of this my last will and testament do pay and discharge all my just

debts and funeral expenses and then I give and bequeath to my son George Birkett

the sum of eighty pounds item I give to my daughter Isabel Birkett the sum of

thirty pounds item I give to my daughter Anne Birkett the sum of thirty pounds

item I give to my daughter Mary Birkett the sum of thirty pounds all which said severale

legacies it is my will and mind shall be paid to my said children as they attain the age

of twenty one years and in case any of my set children die before that age and without

issue then it is my will and mind that such legacies be equally divided share

and share alike amongst the rest of my surviving children or to their heirs or assigns

and being further will and mind that as soon as my aforesaid son George Birkett shall attain

the age of twenty one years that then the he shall share and divide equally with his mother

my aforesaid executor all my cattle force says sheep household stuff and implements of husbandry

And I do give and bequeath to my said son George Birkett all that my real estate lying

and being at Lambrigg Park before said consisting of one dwelling house poat house garden and

orchard with all the privileges appurtenances for conveniences thereunto belonging after the

death of my aforesaid wife or as soon as she shall cease to be my widow And I likewise give

to my said wife the tuition of my set children with the care and education of them while they shall

attain the age of twenty one years hoping she will faithfully discharge the same

but if in case my said wife shall think it moot and do marry again then it is my

will and mind at all gifts grants privileges and advantages which might arise to her as

executor of this my last will and testament be revoked disannulled and made void she having only

in that case one pair of bedstocks with one bed of close made up after the usual manner

of a widow bed together with such a part or past soul of household stuff as she and the

trustees something named shall think moot and convenient for her the same not to exceed the

value of five pounds And I do hereby name and appoint Richd Ward of High house and Leonard Ewan

of Green Dikes to be trustees of this my last will and testament desiring theyll see the same duely

Executed and it is my will and mind that if my said wife do marry again then it is my mind

that the trustees do take upon them the tuition care and education of my sad children file they

Come to the age of twenty one years being allowed such reasonable expenses in such case

as may be deemed and thought honest and equitable and it is my further will and mind

facts up home an after the death or marriage of my said wife Abigail Birkett that

then my household stuff implements of husbandry with the capital of every sort be

Immediately sold and the money arising there from together with the remainder

of my personal estate undisposed of be equally divided share and share

alike amongst my aforesaid children or to their heirs and assigns (such children

excepted who by their Coilfulness Obstinacy or Disobedience shall render them-

selves incapable and unworthy to receive such further Benefits And it is

my will and mind that such forfeited part shall be disposed of among the other

Children or their Heirs as my aforesd wife and trustees in their prudence shall

Think moot & proper In Wittness that this in My Last Will and

Testament I have hereunto sett my hand and seal this thirteenth Day of May and in the Year of our Lord 1756 in the presence of

we whose names are hereunto subscribed

Signed sealed and delivered

By the Testator as his Last

Last Will and Testament

In the Presence of Us

Wittness

Rowland Ewan

Ellenor Birkett

Leonard Ewan

Thomas Birkett [seal]

Sept 18th 1756

The within named Abigail Birkett widow and sole executrix

Of Thomas Birkett dec'd was sworn well and duly to perform the

Same and so forth before me Thomas Symonds Jun

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D Kendale 1756

Birkett Thomas late of Lambrigg

Park in the Parish of Kendale

Dec'd his will

Invy 422.0.0

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An inventry of the Goods and Chattels of Thomas Birkett of Lambrigg Park deceased as they were taken and apprized by Will Scales Richard Ward and Leonard Ewan on the 24 of May 1756

L:s:d

Imprimis Purse and Apparrell 13:0:0

Goods in the forehouse 3:0:0

Goods in the Parlour 2:15:0

Goods in the Kitchen 3:0:0

Goods in the Buttery 2:0:0

Goods in the Buttery Loft 4:10:0

Goods in the Parlour Loft 2:10:0

Goods in the House Loft 3:10:0

Goods in the Kktchen Loft 1:10:0

Goods in the Garrett 2:0:0

Goods in the Cellar 1:0:0

Husbandry Hear Hay etc 5:0:0

Black Cattles 84:0:0

a 100 sheep 28:10:0

3 horses 20:0:0

Bigg & Oats 7:0:0

Meadow 12:0:0

Grass 15:0:0

Money upon Interest 221:7:0

Totals 422:0:0

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Debitory

Rent for Lambrigg Park 34:0:0

Rent for Lock Parrock 1:12:6

To Richd Hardson 10:0:0

To John Hoggarth 1:8:0

To Ellen Birkett 5:0:0

Totals 52:0:6

Leonard Ewan

Richard Ward

Will Scales

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George Birkett

England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990

Name:

George Birkett

Event Type:

Burial

Event Date:

7 Nov 1731

Event Place:

Cumbria, England, United Kingdo

3 - Archdeaconry of Richmond

Lancashhire Archive

Reference number WRW/K/R416B/28

Title Probate records

Date 27 Apr 1732

Description Testator's name: GEORGE BIRKETT

Occupation/status: HUSBANDMAN

Place: LAMBRIGG PARK, KIRKBY KENDAL

Deanery: Kendal

County: Westmorland

Comments:

Contents: W, I, A/WRAPPER

Where:

A = Administration bond

A with W annexed = Administration with Will annexed

AFF = Affidavit

AFFIRM = Affirmation

APP OF ADMIN = Appointment of Administrator

APP OF ATT = Appointment of Attorney

CERT = Certificate

COD = Codicil

COMM = Commission

COMM & RET = Commission and Return

CONF PRBT & ADMNR = Confirmation of Probate and Administrator

CUR = Curation bond

DEP = Deposition

I = Inventory

LETT = Letter

LTD = Limited Administration bond

MEMO = Memorandum

MON = Monition

NUNC W = Nuncupative will

PROXY OF REN = Proxy of Renunciation

REN = Renunciation

TUON = Tuition

W = Will

WRAP(PER) = Wrapper

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Isabell Birkett

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Name:

Isabell Birkett

Event Type:

Christening

Event Date:

25 Jan 1741

Event Place:

Kendal, Westmorland, England

Event Place (Original):

Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Gender:

Female

Father's Name:

Thomas Birkett

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Geo Birket

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Name:

Geo Birket

Event Type:

Christening

Event Date:

4 Oct 1743

Event Place:

Westmorland, England, United Kingdom

Event Place (Original):

Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Gender:

Male

Father's Name:

Thos Biirket

Mother's Name:

Abigail Birket

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First name(s) Ann

Last name Birkett

Gender Female

Birth year -

Birth place -

Baptism year 1746

Baptism date 08 Apr 1746

Place Kendal

County Westmorland

Country England

Father's first name(s) Thos

Father's last name Birkett

Mother's first name(s) -

Mother's last name -

Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Baptisms

Collections from England, Great Britain

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Thomas Birkett

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Name:

Thomas Birkett

Event Type:

Death

Event Date:

19 Jun 1756

Event Place:

Kendal, Westmorland, England

Event Place (Original):

Kendal, Westmoreland, England

Gender:

Male

8 - Archdeaconry of Richmond

Lancashhire Archive

Reference number WRW/K/R493/58

Title Probate records

Date 18 SEP 1756

Description Testator's name: THOMAS BIRKETT

Occupation/status: HUSBAND OF ABIGAIL

Minor place: LAMBRIGG PARK

Township: LAMBRIGG

Parish: KENDAL

County/Country: WESTMORLAND

Other information: None

Contents: W, I, A,

Where:

A = Administration bond

A with W annexed = Administration with Will annexed

AFF = Affidavit

AFFIRM = Affirmation

APP OF ADMIN = Appointment of Administrator

APP OF ATT = Appointment of Attorney

CERT = Certificate

COD = Codicil

COMM = Commission

COMM & RET = Commission and Return

CONF PRBT & ADMNR = Confirmation of Probate and Administrator

CUR = Curation bond

DEP = Deposition

I = Inventory

LETT = Letter

LTD = Limited Administration bond

MEMO = Memorandum

MON = Monition

NUNC W = Nuncupative will

PROXY OF REN = Proxy of Renunciation

REN = Renunciation

TUON = Tuition

W = Will

WRAP(PER) = Wrapper

9 - Archdeaconry of Richmond

Lancashhire Archive

Reference number ARR 11

Title Marriage Bond

Date 20/06/1760

Description Groom surname: Gibson

Groom forename(s): Nicholas

Groom age: 24

Groom occupation/status: Husbandman

Groom marital status: not given

Groom domicile:

Place 1: Lambrigg

Place 2: Kendal

Place 3: Westmorland

Bride surname: Birkett

Bride forename(s): Isabel

Bride age: 19

Bride marital status/occupation: Spinster & Minor

Bride domicile:

Place 1: Lambrigg

Place 2: Kendal

Place 3: Westmorland

Place of marriage:

Church: not given

Place 1: Kendal

Place 2: Kendal

Place 3: Westmorland

Notes: Bondsman John Rook of Dillicar, Kendal, Carpenter

10 - Archdeaconry of Richmond

Lancashhire Archive

Title Marriage Bond

Date 23/04/1763

Description Groom surname: Birkett

Groom forename(s): George

Groom age: 31

Groom occupation/status: Husbandman

Groom marital status: not given

Groom domicile:

Place 1: Preston Patrick

Place 2: Burton in Kendal

Place 3: Westmorland

Bride surname: Sawrey

Bride forename(s): Agnes

Bride age: 24

Bride marital status/occupation: Spinster

Bride domicile:

Place 1: Preston Patrick

Place 2: Burton in Kendal

Place 3: Westmorland

Place of marriage:

Church: not given

Place 1: Kendal

Place 2: Kendal

Place 3: Westmorland

Notes: Bondsman Thomas Barker of Kirkland, parish of Kendal, Inn-holder.

11 - Archdeaconry of Richmond

Lancashhire Archive

Know all Men by these presents , that we Edward Machell of Whinfell in the Parish of Kendal in the County of Westmorland Husbandman, and John Rook of Lambrigg in the Parish aforesaid House Carpenter

are held and firmly bound unto the Right Reverend Father in God Edward by divine permission Lord Bishop of Chester, in two hundred Pounds of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be paid to the said Right Reverend Father, or to his certain Attorney, his Executors, Administrators or Assigns to which Payment well and truly to be made, We oblige ourselves and each of us, by himself for the whole, Our and each of our Heirs, Executors and Administrators firmly by these Presents, Sealed with our seals, dated the Twenmty sixth Day of April in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Six.

The COnsition of this Obligation is such, that if there shall not hereafter appear any Lawful Let or Impediment, by Reason of any Pre-contract, Consanguinity, Affinity or any other just Cause whatsoever, but that

the above bound Edward Machell and Anne Birkett of Lambrigg in the Parish of Kendal spinster (a minor with the consent of her mother Abigail Birkett, widow

may Lawfully Marry together, and that there is not any suit depending before any judge ecclesiastical or civil for or concerning any such pre-contract and that the consent of the parents or others the governors of the said parties, be thereunto first had and obtained, and that they cause their said marriage to be openly Solemnised in the Face of the Parish Church of Kendal between the hours of Eight and Twelve in the Forenoon, and do and shall save harmless and keep indemnified the above named Lord Bishop his Commissary, his Surrogates and all other his Officers and Successors in Office for and concerning the Premises, then this obligation to be void or else in Force.

Sealed and delivered in the presence of

Thomas Symond

George Birkett

Edward Machell [seal]

John Rook [seal]

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The 26th Day of April in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six The within-named Edward Machell aged 25 years and upwards appeared Personally abd alledged that he intended to marry woth Anne Birkett within named aged 20 years, and that he knoweth of no lawful Let or Impediment by Reason of any Pre-contract, Consanguinity, Affinity or any other Lawful Cause whatsoever to hinder the said intended Marriage, of the Truth of which he made Oath, and that the usual place of abode of the said Party for four weeks [?] past have been in the Parish of Kendal

Sworn before me Thomas Symonds, Surr

12 - Archdeaconry of Richmond

Lancashhire Archive

Reference number ARR 11

Title Marriage Bond

Date 24/12/1772

Description Groom surname: Sharp

Groom forename(s): Thomas

Groom age: 24

Groom occupation/status: Husbandman

Groom marital status: not given

Groom domicile:

Place 1: Firbank

Place 2: Kirkby Lonsdale

Place 3: Westmorland

Bride surname: Birkett

Bride forename(s): Mary

Bride age: 19

Bride marital status/occupation: not given

Bride domicile:

Place 1: Lambrigg Park

Place 2: Kendal

Place 3: Westmorland

Place of marriage:

Church: not given

Place 1: not given

Place 2: not given

Place 3: not given

Notes: