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Elizabeth BEEBY
of Hungerton, Leicestershire
Alternative names
Elizabeth WELDON (Married)
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Elizabeth BEEBY
~1642 - bur.1714
of Hungerton, Leicestershire
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Elizabeth BEEBY
~1642 - bur.1714
of Hungerton, Leicestershire
  m. William WELDON (bap.1648 - 1708)
 
Robert WELDON
bap.1675 - 1740
Tailor of Syston, Leicestershire
  m. Anne UGDEN (bap.1684 - bur.1752)
 
William WELDON
bap.1710 - bur.1720
of Syston, Leicestershire
Robert WELDON
bap.1713 - bur.1761
of Syston, Leicestershire
  m. Jane ROYLE (bap.1724 - bur.1754)
 
Thomas WELDON
bap.1751 - bur.1807
Framework knitter of Syston, Leicestershire
  m. Elizabeth JOYCE (bap.1739 - bur.1823)
 
Robert WELDON
bap.1769 - ~1819
of Syston, Leicestershire
Thomas WELDON
bap.1771 - 1807
Framework knitter of Syston, Leicestershire
  m. Rebecca 'Rachel' HASLEWOOD (bap.1774 - 1837)
 
Ruth WELDON
bap.1811 - ~1853
of Syston, Leicestershire
Elizabeth WELDON
bap.1811 - ~1854
of Syston, Leicestershire
Esther WELDON
bap.1811 - ~1855
of Syston, Leicestershire
Joseph WELDON
bap.1811 - ~1856
of Syston, Leicestershire
John WELDON
bap.1811 - ~1859
of Syston, Leicestershire
Thomas WELDON
bap.1811 - ~1859
of Syston, Leicestershire
Hannah WELDON
1807 - 1883
Seamer of Syston, Leicestershire
  m. John GARNER (1806 - 1865)
 
William GARNER
bap.1827 - ~1896
Framework knitter of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Ann [GARNER] (~1827 - ~1894)
 
Emely GARNER
~1849 - ~1905
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
~1851 - ~1906
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Ann GARNER
~1859 - ~1910
of Burbage, Leicestershire
William GARNER
~1861 - ~1931
Shoe finisher of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Mary Ann [GARNER] (~1862 - ~1931)
 
William P GARNER
1882 - ~1960
Invoice clerk of Leicester, Leicestershire
  m. Emma A [GARNER] (1882 - ~1960)
 
Olive M GARNER
1916 - ~1978
Printing bench hand of Leicester, Leicestershire
Grace Anne GARNER
1921 - 1999
Cake shop assistant of Leicester, Leicestershire
  m. William L LINDSAY (~1911 - ?)
 
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Edith A GARNER
1885 - ~1943
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Edwin J GARNER
1886 - ~1943
Shoe clicker of Leicester, Leicestershire
Bertram GARNER
1889 - ~1945
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Sidney GARNER
1891 - ~1946
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Nellis GARNER
1894 - ~1947
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Millicent GARNER
1896 - ~1948
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Betsy GARNER
~1863 - ~1913
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Martha GARNER
bap.1829 - ~1879
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Esther Elizabeth GARNER
~1830 - 1893
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Richard GARNER
bap.1835 - 1909
Agricultural labourer of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Harriett SMITH (~1844 - ~1918)
 
Arthur GARNER
~1863 - ~1922
of Burbage, Leicestershire
John GARNER
1839 - 1901
Builder of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. Esther BAILEY (1843 - 1882)
  m. Elizabeth PICKERING (~1838 - 1915)
 
Arthur Bailey GARNER
bap.1863 - 1885
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Thomas GARNER
bap.1864 - 1934
Carpenter of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Barbara GREEN (~1859 - ~1931)
 
Elsie GARNER
1891 - ~1946
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Captain John Bailey GARNER MC and Bar
1891 - ~1955
Acting Captain - Leicestershire Regiment of Hinckley, Leicestershire
 
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Clive GARNER
~1893 - ~1943
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Gladys Esther GARNER
1896 - 1978
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Walter HADDON (~1885 - ~1960)
 
Jeffrey E HADDON
1919 - ~1969
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
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  m. Reginald EATWELL (~1911 - ?)
 
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Arthur Stanley GARNER
~1904 - 1974
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Dorren Alma Hackett [GARNER] (~1904 - ?)
 
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Robert GARNER
~1906 - ~1956
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Ada GARNER
1867 - 1868
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Esther Elizabeth 'Lizzie' GARNER
1871 - 1911
Monthly nurse of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. William Edward WEAVER (1869 - 1960)
 
William John 'Laddie' WEAVER
1904 - 2000
Building Contractor of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Ena Flora EDWARDS (1908 - 1983)
 
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  m. Beryl Stuart FIDLER (1936 - 2007)
 
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Ralph Willoughby WEAVER
1911 - 1987
of Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
  m. Maisie 'Bunty' BAILEY (1910 - 1993)
 
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Catherine Elizabeth WEAVER
1951 - 2007
 
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Willoughby 'Wink' GARNER
bap.1874 - ~1937
Shop assistant (silversmith) of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Ada Elizabeth RANSLEY (~1875 - ~1938)
 
Margery Elizabeth GARNER
1900 - 1902
of London, Middlesex
John Willoughby 'Jack' GARNER
1901 - 1962
of London, Middlesex
Mildred Ada GARNER
1904 - ~1968
of Brentford, Hounslow, Middlesex
  m. Harold G HANNAFORD (~1899 - ~1974)
 
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  m. Edward 'Teddy' BROWN (~1907 - ?)
 
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  m. Eric M T RIDLEY (~1906 - ?)
 
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Arnold Willoughby GARNER
1912 - ~1962
Estate Agent
Monica Agnes Henrietta 'Monica' GARNER
1915 - ~1976
of Brentford, Hounslow, Middlesex
  m. Bernard HARRIS (~1903 - ~1978)
 
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Christopher BENTLEY
1963 - 2002
of Belper R.D., Derbyshire
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John Weldon GARNER
bap.1877 - 1886
of Hinckley, Leicestershire
Stephen GARNER
1841 - ~1846
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Ann GARNER
1845 - ~1913
Stocking maker of Burbage, Leicestershire
  m. William BRIGHTMORE (~1846 - ~1895)
 
Ada BRIGHTMORE
~1871 - ~1926
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Charles BRIGHTMORE
~1872 - ~1927
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Ann BRIGHTMORE
~1873 - ~1927
of Burbage, Leicestershire
Emily BRIGHTMORE
~1877 - ~1929
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Willoughby BRIGHTMORE
~1879 - ~1930
of Leicester, Leicestershire
Ellen Esther BRIGHTMORE
1883 - ~1961
of Leicester R.D., Leicestershire
  m. Harry Ernest IRELAND (1886 - ~1962)
 
Ernest T IRELAND
1912 - ~1962
of Hinckley R.D., Leicestershire
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  m. WALKER (~1916 - ?)
 
Nellie IRELAND
1917 - 1987
Flatlock machinist (underwear) of Hinckley, Leicestershire
  m. Charles W PAYNE (~1908 - ?)
 
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Sarah WELDON
bap.1773 - ~1823
of Syston, Leicestershire
Hannah WELDON
bap.1773 - bur.1773
of Syston, Leicestershire
Robert WELDON
bap.1753 - ~1803
of Syston, Leicestershire
John WELDON
bap.1715 - ~1765
of Syston, Leicestershire
Anne WELDON
bap.1717 - bur.1717
of Syston, Leicestershire
Sarah WELDON
bap.1717 - bur.1717
of Syston, Leicestershire
William WELDON
bap.1721 - ~1771
of Syston, Leicestershire
John WELDON
bap.1679 - ~1729
of Syston, Leicestershire
William WELDON
~1683 - ~1733
Narrative and Notes

According to the transcription of Phillimore - the only surviving record of this marriage - "Elizabeth BEELY (or BEEBY)" was married to William WELDON on 2 Feb 1674 in Hungerton. Robert was a tailor from nearby Syston.

Elizabeth and Robert had three children: Robert 1677, John 1679 and William (for whom no baptismal record has been identified.)

Elizabeth was widowed in 1708 and she died five years later in 1713 in Syston. During this period she was given a cottage in Syston and was taken care of by her son Robert as part of her late husband's will.

No baptisms of BEELYs have been found locally but there were BEEBYs baptized, so BEEBY was almost certainly the right surname. Beeby is a village 3 miles SE of Syston, so the surname may have come from the place or vice versa.

Based on her marriage date, her husband's age and children's baptismal dates, she was likely born 1647-1653.

Possible baptisms:

- Elizabeth BEEBY, the daughter of George and Elizabeth BEEBY was born 7 Mar 1653 in Hoby (5 miles NE of Syston and 7.5 miles N of Hungerton). Her father George died the following year which may have been a reason to relocate and/or remarry. This Elizabeth would have just turned 21 if she had married in 1674.

- Elizabeth BEEBY, the daughter of John BEEBY carpenter and his wife Ann, in Tilton on the Hill in 1641. This is likely too early, making her 34 when she first married, but the location is close to Hungerton and all of their known baptisms were within 5 years of their marriage consistent with an older mother. This Elizabeth would be 6 years older than her husband.

It is also possible that Elizabeth BEEBY was a widow when she married, however no suitable marriage of an Elizabeth to a BEEBY has been identified. George's widowed wife above would have been too old.

Available BEEBY wills from the 1670's to 1720's have been checked but no Elizabeth BEEBY/WELDON has been mentioned.

Other information:

The Elizabeth BEEBY, daughter of William and Joan BEEBY baptized 12 May 1648/9, in Hoby could not be be this Elizabeth BEEBY. The couple also baptized John in 1647, Elizabeth, Dorothy, William, Joan, John and Ann all between 1647 and 1663 in Hoby so no obvious connection to Hungerton. Also William's will of 1780 names almost all these children including his daughter "Elizabeth BEEBY" who would have been "Elizabeth WELDON" by 1780, so this cannot be the right baptism. Do not confuse Willian Joan of Hoby with the William BEEBY junior of Halstead and his wife Joan YATES who baptized Joan 1654 and Anne BEEBY 1657 in Tilton on the Hill (close to Hungerton). This was probably the same William of Halstead who, with wife Anne, baptized Richard 1634 and Mary 1637 in Tilton on the Hill.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
1674/75
33
Residence 
Hungerton, Leicestershire
2 Feb 1674/75
33
Marriage to husband William WELDON 
1
Hungerton, Leicestershire
19 Dec 1675
33
Baptism of son Robert WELDON 
2
Syston, Leicestershire
29 Jun 1679
37
Baptism of son John WELDON 
3
Syston, Leicestershire
1708
66
Death of husband William WELDON 
4
Syston, Leicestershire
14 Sep 1709
67
Marriage of son Robert WELDON and Anne UGDEN 
5
Barkby, Leicestershire
6 Feb 1713/14
72
Burial 
6
Syston, Leicestershire
1740
98
Death of son Robert WELDON 
7
Syston, Leicestershire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Phillimore Marriage Registers 1531-1913

1697] Hungerton Marriages. 35

John Noble & Mary Beely [or Beelb] ... 6 Apr. 1667

William Weldon & Elizabeth Beely [or Beeby] 2 Feb. 1674

2 - Syston Parish Records

Robert the son of William Weldon and Eliz. his wife was Bapt. December.19.75

3 - Syston Parish Records

Christenings Anno Dni 1679

John the son of William Weldon & Eliz. his wife was bapt: Jun: 29th

4 - Will and Inventory of William Weldon 1708

in the name of God Amen the 8th and 20th day of May Anno Dom 1708 in the seventh year of the reigne of our Soveraign Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland Queen defender of the faith etc I William Weldon of Syston in the County of Leicester Taylor do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first I will that all those debts and duties as I owe in right or conscience to any person or persons whatsoever shall be well and fully paid within convenient time after my decease by my executor hereinafter named

and I do revoke renounce frusterate and make void all wills by me formerly made and declare and appoint this to be my last will and testament

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne John Weldon the sum of ten pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for to be paid unto him within one year after my decease and the disease of Elizabeth my now wife by my executor hereinafter named and if it shall happen that my said sonn John Weldon shall die before it becomes due and leave no issue then it shall be to my son William Weldon

Item I give and bequeath unto my sonne William Weldon his frame or stockinge loume for him to have it at the day of my death

item I further give and bequeath unto my said sonne William Weldon the sum of fforty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain full to be paid unto him within one year after my decease and the decease of Elizabeth my now wife by my executor hereinafter named and if it shall happen that my said sonne William Weldon shall depart this life before it becomes due and have no issue then the one half of it shall be to my sonne Robert Weldon and the other half of it shall be to my sonne John Weldon

Item my will and mind is and I do order and appoint it so to be that for the none payment of the summes of ten pounds and the summe of fforty pounds unto my said son John Weldon and unto my said son William Weldon as aforesaid that then it shall and may be lawful to and for I said sonne John Weldon and my said sonne William Weldon to enter upon all my houses lands and tenements with their appurtenances in Syston aforesaid and hold and enjoy them to their own Proper use and behoofed until the said somme of ten pounds and the said summe of fforty pounds be fully paid as aforesaid

Item my will is that all my household goods shall stand and be in my house as they now be full and during the Term of the natural life of Elizabeth my now wife and at her disease then to be equally divided between my three sons Robert Weldon John Weldon and William Weldon

Item my will and mind is that my son Robert Weldon shall maintain and provide for Elizabeth my now wife he having that with she has during the term of her natural life if she lives with him and if she shall happen to go from him then he shall pay her 20 shillings a year yearly during the term of her natural life

Item I give and devise unto my son Robert Weldon and to his heirs and assigns forever all my dwelling house out houses gardens orchards and backsides and all my arable land meadow ground pastures sheep domons and premisses with their appurtenances situate in Syston aforesaid thereof my goods chattells & chattells unbequeathed I give and bequeath (my debts and funerall discharged) unto Robert Weldon my sonne whom I make soul whole and lawful Executor of this my last Will and Testament

in witness whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale the day and year first above written

William IX Weldon his mark [his seal]

Signed sealed published pronounced and declared by the said William Weldon as his last will and testament in the presence of us

John [mark] Fewkes his mark

Jarves [mark] Plumer his mark

John Reeve

INVENTORY

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A true and perfect Inventory of ye goods cattell and chattells of William Weldon Late of Syston in ye County of Leics as valued and prized by us under written

Item his purse and Apparrell - 1-0-0

Item ye goods in ye house and chimney - 4-1-0

Item in ye parlour next the house one bed and beddings and chest 2 boxes and a cubbard one little table and other od things - 3-10-0

Item in ye buttery barrills and thralls and other lumber - 0-10-0

Item in ye new parlour 5 chairs - 0-4-6

Item in ye chamber over ye parlour next to ye house one bed and beddings + tubbs one krinnill and other od things - 1-2-6

Item the chamber over the house two bedds and beddings one cradle 2 blankits and other lumber - 2-15-0

Item in ye chamber over ye new parlour corne and mault cheeses and other od things - 2-0-0

Item in ye yard s stone traaues [troughs?] 2 ladders one cheese presse - 0-8-0

Item in ye garden 3 hive of bees - 0-9-0

Item coales and wood and other lumber in ye yard - 0-10-0

Item one store pigg - 0-6-8

Item 3 cows - 4-0-0

Item ye crapp ye is growing on ye ground - 5-15-0

Item mony owinge - 10-0-0

Things unseen - 0-1-0

Loast ye whole sume is 36-12-8

John Goddard

Ye mark of John [mark] Fewkes

Robert Weldon

5 - Barkby Parish Records

Marriages Anno Dni 1709

Robert Welden of Sisston and Anne Ugden of Barkby Thorpe were married 9ber 14th

6 - Syston Parish Records

Burials Anno Do:ni 1713

Elizabeth Welden Widow buried Feby ye 6th

7 - Will of Robert Weldon 1740

In the name of God Amen I Robert Weldon of Syston in the County of Leicester Taylor being in health of body and of sound mind and memory do make an ordained this my last will and testament in manner and form following

First I commit my body to the earth to be interred at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named and nice to my temporal estate I give and advised the same in manner following

First I will that my debts an funeral expenses be paid and discharged

Then all my messuage cottage and tenement situate and being insistent aforesaid wherein I now dwell together with all the rights members and appurtenances thereof and thereto belonging I give and devise to my son Robert Weldon and to his heirs forever accepting that my said son Robert Weldon shall not be in actual possession of my aforesaid dwelling house till twelve months after my decease

Also I give and devise to my said son Robert Weldon all those several pieces and parcels of arable land meadow pasture and grass ground and one cow pasture with their appurtenances lying being within the fields and Liberty's of Syston aforesaid containing by estimation one acre that is to say one half acre of land in every field that I bought and purchased of John Brown of Syston and one half acre of land in every field that I bought and purchased off Edward Skinner of Syston aforesaid

And also one acre of meadow ground in Syston meadow aforesaid I give and devise to my son Robert Weldon and his heirs forever but provided my son Robert Weldon should die without issue than my will and pleasure is that what I have hereby given and devised to my son Robert Weldon shall in such case be equally divided between my son's John and William Weldon

And all that messuage cottage or tenement with the appurtenances situate and being in Syston aforesaid near the wooden bridge and not being since built and near to the last mentioned cottage or tenement I give and devised to an my wife for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her to cease then to my son John Weldon and to his heirs and assigns forever

All that other messuage and college cottage or tenement with the appurtenances situate standing and being in Syston aforesaid and near the wooden bridge and near to the last mentioned cottage or tenement I give and devise to an my wife for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease to my son William Weldon and to his as forever

Also all my other lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever situate and being in Syston aforesaid or within the Lordship or Liberty's thereof I also where I give and devise to my wife for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease then to my son Robert Weldon and to his heirs for ever

I give and bequeath to my son William Weldon my Engen or Frame to Knitt or make stockings upon with all the implements and appurtenances thereto belonging.

Moreover I give and bequeath to my two sons John Weldon and William Weldon the sum of twenty pounds apiece to be paid twelve months after my decease but in case either of them should die unmarried or leave no issue then I will the legacy or sum of money of him so deceased shall be paid to the survivor of them all the rest residue and remainder of my goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever not before here given and disposed of I give and bequeath to and my beloved wife who I make my sole and full Executrix of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills and testaments by me formerly made In Witness whereof of I the said Robert Weldon first above named have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of May in the 13th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second King of Great Britain etc : Anno Dom 1740

The mark of Robert Weldon Senr [W mark] [Seal]

Signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament of the above named Robert Weldon the testator in the presence of us who attested the same in his presence and at his request the words and not long since build in the 17th line being first interlined

Thos Cropper

Ann Pickard

The mark of Dorothy Stones [X]