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Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

Transcription: Obituary for Charles G. Blythe

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This is my transcription of the obituary for Charles G. Blythe (2nd great grandfather to Mark) from The Hoosier Genealogist, Indiana Historical Society, June 2001, Vol. 41, No. 2.

 

Obituary for Charles G. Blythe
Obituary for Charles G. Blythe.

Blythe, Charles G.

Birthplace: England
Occupation: Farmer
Entry into service: 1861, Pvt. 8th Btry
Final discharge: May 1864; Cause: End of war
Length of service: 4 months [sic]
Mustered into GAR. Mar. 1911
Died. 13 Jan. 1914

Obituary “C. G. Blythe Dies at Daughter’s Home,” Covington Friend, Jan. 1914, p. 1, col. 1: Blythe Was born in Lincolnshire, England, on 12 July 1840. He was the youngest son of Thomas and Mary Blythe. Charles came to America when he was fifteen years of age with his parents and three older brothers. At first they Went to Chicago. The father’s goal was to see his three sons started Well in life in this country and then the father planned to return to his native land. Unfortunately the father became ill and soon died. The boys were scattered to different parts of the country Charles Went to Wisconsin about the time of the Civil War. He enlisted 21 Nov 1861 in the light artillery. He received a bayonet Wound in his arm at Lookout Mountain, Which made him nearly an invalid for the rest of his life. He was honorably discharged in Aug. 1865. After the War he returned to his farm in Wisconsin and was married to Mary Elizabeth Keefer. They had four sons and two daughters, who all survive him. They are: Jennie M. of Urbana, Ill., Charles E. of Danville, Ill. Robert of Newell, S. Dak., Olive L. of lsanti, Mich. [Ipsilanti, Mich. or lsanti, Minn.‘?], and Clayton W. and Wesley E. of Covington. He died in Urbana on 15 Jan. 1914 after having been an invalid for more than a year. Rev E. W Strecker of the Methodist [Episcopal] Church officiated. He is buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

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Transcription: North Somercotes, Lincolnshire Parish register for 1721-1722.

Transcription: North Somercotes, Lincolnshire Parish register for 1721-1722.

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The following is my transcription of the North Somercotes, Lincolnshire Parish register for 1721-1722; Lincolnshire Marriage Index.

 

83

1721

Marriages

24 Aprill Edward Saul & Elizabeth Olin
27 Aprill Thomas Skoopham & Elizabeth Crosby
May 1st John Tharot & Sarah Riggal
Wm. Kirke Vicar

Cning for the year 1722

June 20th Joseph the Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Collingwood.
Septembr 22d Sarah the Daughter of James & Mary Bagby.
Decembr 15th Henry the Son of Robert & Elizabeth Tull.
January 12th Anne the Daughter of John & Frances Store.
February 10th Richd the Son of James & Mary Grason.
Febraury 15th John the Son of James & Susanna King.
February 16th Thomas the Son of Robert & Anne Johnson.
March 2d Thomas the Son of Thomas and Sarah West.

 

84

1722

Cnings

March 18h Mary the Daughter of Wm. & Mary Green.
March 24th Eleanor the Daughter of Arthur & Mary Tyson.

Marriages for the year 1722

Aprill 9th Wm. Pitchell & Mary Joyce
July 26th Thomas Horby & Marriot Camplin.
August 26th John Haborgson & Mary Smith
Septembr 13th Edward Dawson & Frances Physick
Decembr 19th Charles Douse & Eleanor Cooke
Novembr 14th John Barton & Hannah ?imsdale
Decembr 24th John Willoughby & Bridget Barrett

Burials this year 1722

April 17th Anne the Daughter of James & Mary Grason.
July 14th Anne the Daughter of Edward and Mary Leach
July 18th Wm. Harrison

 

Horby, Thomas and Chamlin, Marriott; Lincolnshire, England; 1732 marriage.
Horby, Thomas and Chamlin, Marriott; Lincolnshire, England; 1732 marriage.

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Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Richard Chatterton of Caenby, Lincolnshire, 1657.

Transcription: Last Will and Testament of Richard Chatterton of Caenby, Lincolnshire, 1657.

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The following is a transcription to the best of my abilities of the last will and testament of Richard Chatterton of Caenby, Lincolnshire, 1657.

He was 9th great grandfather to my children and the son of Rachell Chatterton of Glentham, whose 1653 will also appears on this site.

 

Featured image: St.Nicholas at Caenby. Although originally built in medieval times, it was retored 1795 and 1869. © Copyright Richard Croft and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.  

 

Last Will and Testament of Richard Chatterton of Canby
Last Will and Testament of Richard Chatterton of Canby.

In the name of God Amen the eight and twentyeth day of August one thousand six hundred fifty seaven I Richard Chatterton of Canby in the county of Lyncolne, yeoman being weake of body but of ??????? remembrance (God be praised) do ordaine this to be my last will and testament In the first place I command my soule unto the hande of Almighty God resting in a moderate christian and comfortable observance which is wrought in me by God the Holy Ghost that by the ????? ??????? and ???????? of God the Sonn all my sinns and fully and freely forgiven me And that whomsoever my soule and body shalle separated and shall enjoy the joy of those heavenly places that are prepared for the ????? of God In the ???? place I commit my body to the earth from whence it came there to be paid up in a  common ??????????? and ???????? till my saviour ??? second coming nothing doubting but that I shall have a joyfull ??????? that day of the ???? will resurrection and divine the sonne may be decently interred in the ???????? and I happen of ????? And as ??????????? that would ?? ? estate whom with God hath blessed me and doe dispose of the same as followeth In the first place and give and bequeath unto John Chatterton my sonne tenn pounds of lawfull english monie  to be paid unto him within one yeare after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto his two children each of them one ewe sheepe and one lambe to be delivered into theire ?????????? custodie for theire use and benefit within one month next after my decease Item I give to George Chatterton my sonn tenn pounde of lawfull english monei to be paid within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto his daughter two ewes and two lambes to be delivered to the said Georg within one month next after my decease to and for the use and benefit of the said childe Item I give to Richard my sonne threescore pounds of good and lawfull english monie to be paid unto him when he shall attaine to the age of twentye and one yeares And  if it happen the said Richard shall prove a good husband and dutifull and obedient and loveing unto Ellen his mother and give a signall testimonie of his paines and diligence unto my supervisors in this my will mentioned then I give unto my sonn Richard fortie pounde more to be paid unto him when he shall attaine unto the age of twenty and one yeares Item I give unto Rachell Williamson my daughter sixteene pounde thirteene shillinge and foure pence of lawfull english monye to be paid within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto Richard Williamson her sonne one two yeares old colt Item I give unto Robert Williamson another of her sonns one two yeares old colt both of them to be delivered to Rachell theire Mother within one yeare next after my decease to and for theire use and advantage Item I give unto the daughter of my daughter Mary (H or F)owler  one ewe and one lambe to be delivered to her mother for the use of her daughter within one yeare next after my decease from whereas William (H or F)owler of Bromby in the County of Lyncolne gent before the intermarriage of his sonn William (H or F)owler unto Mary my daughter promised to make her a good and lawfull ???????? for her life of all his lande in the County of Lyncolne if it happen the said William shall hereafter make her a good and lawfull ????????? of all his lande which he is now seized of for her life in the Countye of Lyncolne I then give and bequeath unto Mary my daughter fortie pound to be paid within one yeare next after such assurance be made and perported Item I doe constitute ordaine and make Ellen my wife the sole Executrix of this my last will and testament to debte whome I give and bequeath all the residue of my goods chattels ????? ready monye ????? and household staffe whatsoever unbequeathed my debte first paid my loyaryes satisfied and my ???? ???? discharged in assured confidence that I have rather that shee will faithfully and justly performe the same and will be loveing unto and holyfull to all my other children And I doe hereby appoint my welbeloved brothers John Chatterton and Robert Maultby supervisors of this my last will And my desire is they will use theire best endeavours to see the same performed according to the ?????????????? ?????? And if any ambiguitie question or doubt shall hereafter arise about anything therein contained I doe hereby give full power and authority unto them and the survivor of them to determine the same And what is soe determined I doe hereby will and I doe give my brother John Chatterton forty shillinge and to my brother Maultby forty shillinge for theire paines to be taken therein above all charges they shalle put unto And my will is in ???? any legatees herein named be not contented with such determination of my said supervisors then I doe give unto him or them soe discontented the sume of two shillinge and six pence only And doe will that they shoe or be soe displeased shall have noe other benefit by this my will In witness whereof, unto this my will I have set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above-written Richard Chatterton his marke and seale signed sealed and published in the ???????? of John Chatterton ????? Ba?iton Williame Hughs marke

This will was proved at London before the Judges for probate of wills and granting Administrations lawfully authorized the second day of December in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fifty seaven by the oath of Ellen Chatterton Relict and sole Executrix named in the said will to whome Administration was Committed of all and singular the goods Chattells and debte of the said deceased shee being first sworne by Commission ?????? to Administer

 

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Chatterton, Richard, d. 1657; Will

Chatterton, Richard, d. 1657; Will 2

Chatterton, Richard, d. 1657; Will 3

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Will the real John Blyth, son of Edward and Mary Blyth, please show up?

Will the real John Blyth, son of Edward and Mary Blyth, please show up?

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I’m constantly stumbling upon questions needing answers and mysteries needing solving. This is just the latest that resulted from an email I received in June.

 

Now I have to ask, “Will the real John Blyth, son of Edward and Mary Blyth, please show up?

 

Will the real John Blyth, son of Edward and Mary Blyth, please show up?
St. Mary’s Church, Marshchapel.

On June 30, 2015, I received an email inquiring about my perceived connection of John Blythe, b. 1752 of Marsh Chapel, Lincolnshire as the son of Edward and Mary Blyth of Louth, Lincolnshire.

She was wondering if perhaps her ancestor John Blyth who married Dorothy Smith was the true son of Edward and Mary Blyth.
This initial email led to a long string of emails back and forth, exchanging information we each have to try to find the true answer to our dilemma.

One thing this writer did point out was that my John Blyth’s death certificate stated his age to be 46 years old in 1805. This points to a 1759 birth year. This is an inconsistency, but it’s not unlikely that the birth date was reported wrong. This frequently happened.

Another seeming inconsistency, was that all other recorded information about my John Blyth showed him to be a resident of Marsh Chapel and South Somercotes, while Edward and his family were in Louth. Although this is true, Marsh Chapel, South Somercotes and Louth are all situated quite close in Louth County, Lincolnshire, making it highly feasible that John could have relocated from Louth early on. (Note that both wills mention North Somercotes, which further indicates that there may be a geographic connection.)
My John predeceases Edward, seemingly along with all of his brothers except Thomas. All of his brothers seem to have died by 1820 according to the records I can find. Thomas being the only surviving son of Edward and Mary would explain his being the only son mentioned in Edward’s will of 1820.
And finally, the writer of the email pointed out that my John’s wife shows in most records as ‘Margaret.’ This is true but it was quite common for the name Margaret to be shortened to ‘Mary’ for everyday, familiar use. There is also a baptism record for my John Blyth’s daughter Mary, showing his wife as ‘Mary,’ supporting this supposition.

County: Lincolnshire
Place: Marshchapel
Church: St Mary
Register Number:
Date of Birth:
Baptism Date: 04 May 1807
Forename: Mary
Sex: F
Father Forename: John
Mother Forename: Mary
Father Surname: BLYTH
Mother Surname:
Abode:
Father Occupation:
Notes:
File Number: 11901

Based on the information I have found to date I have made a circumstantial, speculative connection of my John Blyth as the son of Edward and Mary Blyth.
Below is the detailed examination I wrote and sent to Hilary outlining the information and sources I had, and the conclusions I drew.

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Examination of the relationship between John Blyth, b. 1752 and Edward and Mary Blyth.

To begin examining the family of Edward Blyth (father to John), born in 1725 and agreeing with your stated death date of 1820, I took a look at the will of an earlier Richard Chatterton who died in 1657, and who is Edward’s wife Mary’s (maiden name Chatterton) great grandfather.

Date of will (death): 1657

                Will of Richard Chatterton.

In the name of God Amen the eight and twentyeth day of August one thousand six hundred fifty seaven I Richard Chatterton of Canby in the county of Lyncolne, yeoman being weake of body but of ??????? remembrance (God be praised) do ordaine this to be my last will and testament In the first place I command my soule unto the hande of Almighty God resting in a moderate christian and comfortable observance which is wrought in me by God the Holy Ghost that by the ????? ??????? and ???????? of God the Sonn all my sinns and fully and freely forgiven me And that whomsoever my soule and body shalle separated and shall enjoy the joy of those heavenly places that are prepared for the ????? of God In the ???? place I commit my body to the earth from whence it came there to be paid up in a  common ??????????? and ???????? till my saviour ??? second coming nothing doubting but that I shall have a joyfull ??????? that day of the ???? will resurrection and divine the sonne may be decently interred in the ???????? and I happen of ????? And as ??????????? that would ?? ? estate whom with God hath blessed me and doe dispose of the same as followeth In the first place and give and bequeath unto John Chatterton my sonne tenn pounds of lawfull english monie  to be paid unto him within one yeare after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto his two children each of them one ewe sheepe and one lambe to be delivered into theire ?????????? custodie for theire use and benefit within one month next after my decease Item I give to George Chatterton my sonn tenn pounde of lawfull english monei to be paid within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto his daughter two ewes and two lambes to be delivered to the said Georg within one month next after my decease to and for the use and benefit of the said childe Item I give to Richard my sonne threescore pounds of good and lawfull english monie to be paid unto him when he shall attaine to the age of twentye and one yeares And  if it happen the said Richard shall prove a good husband and dutifull and obedient and loveing unto Ellen his mother and give a signall testimonie of his paines and diligence unto my supervisors in this my will mentioned then I give unto my sonn Richard fortie pounde more to be paid unto him when he shall attaine unto the age of twenty and one yeares Item I give unto Rachell Williamson my daughter sixteene pounde thirteene shillinge and foure pence of lawfull english monye to be paid within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto Richard Williamson her sonne one two yeares old colt Item I give unto Robert Williamson another of her sonns one two yeares old colt both of them to be delivered to Rachell theire Mother within one yeare next after my decease to and for theire use and advantage Item I give unto the daughter of my daughter Mary (H or F)owler  one ewe and one lambe to be delivered to her mother for the use of her daughter within one yeare next after my decease from whereas William (H or F)owler of Bromby in the County of Lyncolne gent before the intermarriage of his sonn William (H or F)owler unto Mary my daughter promised to make her a good and lawfull ???????? for her life of all his lande in the County of Lyncolne if it happen the said William shall hereafter make her a good and lawfull ????????? of all his lande which he is now seized of for her life in the Countye of Lyncolne I then give and bequeath unto Mary my daughter fortie pound to be paid within one yeare next after such assurance be made and perported Item I doe constitute ordaine and make Ellen my wife the sole Executrix of this my last will and testament to debte whome I give and bequeath all the residue of my goods chattels ????? ready monye ????? and household staffe whatsoever unbequeathed my debte first paid my loyaryes satisfied and my ???? ???? discharged in assured confidence that I have rather that shee will faithfully and justly performe the same and will be loveing unto and holyfull to all my other children And I doe hereby appoint my welbeloved brothers John Chatterton and Robert Maultby supervisors of this my last will And my desire is they will use theire best endeavours to see the same performed according to the ?????????????? ?????? And if any ambiguitie question or doubt shall hereafter arise about anything therein contained I doe hereby give full power and authority unto them and the survivor of them to determine the same And what is soe determined I doe hereby will and I doe give my brother John Chatterton forty shillinge and to my brother Maultby forty shillinge for theire paines to be taken therein above all charges they shalle put unto And my will is in ???? any legatees herein named be not contented with such determination of my said supervisors then I doe give unto him or them soe discontented the sume of two shillinge and six pence only And doe will that they shoe or be soe displeased shall have noe other benefit by this my will In witness whereof, unto this my will I have set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above-written Richard Chatterton his marke and seale signed sealed and published in the ???????? of John Chatterton ????? Ba?iton Williame Hughs marke

This will was proved at London before the Judges for probate of wills and granting Administrations lawfully authorized the second day of December in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fifty seaven by the oath of Ellen Chatterton Relict and sole Executrix named in the said will to whome Administration was Committed of all and singular the goods Chattells and debte of the said deceased shee being first sworne by Commission ?????? to Administer

Facts denoted in the will:

Richard’s wife: Ellen

Sons:

William Chatterton with lands in Saltfleetby, North Somercotes, Thealby, Crosby, Scunthorpe;

John Chatterton;

George Chatterton;

                                and a daughter.

Between the Richard of the 1657 will and the following Richard of the 1772 will, there is another Richard who married Frances Coates. This relationship to Richard Sr. is supported by the second Richard’s baptism record:

“England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” Richard Chatterton, 1689

name: Richard Chatterton gender: Male baptism/christening date: 17 Aug 1689 baptism/christening place: Frodingham, Lincoln, England birth date: birthplace: death date: name note: race: father’s name: Richard Chatterton father’s birthplace: father’s age: mother’s name: Frances mother’s birthplace: mother’s age: indexing project (batch) number: C02844-3 system origin: England-VR source film number: 1450417 reference number: 2:3NK9PLS

Citing this Record: “England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org /pal:/MM9.1.1/N6Z4-WJY : accessed 17 Sep 2012), Richard Chatterton, 17 Aug 1689; citing reference 2:3NK9PLS, FHL microfilm 1450417.

This relationship is also supported by the baptism record of their daughter Rachel:

“England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” Richard Chatterton in entry for Rachel Chatterton, 1691

name: Rachel Chatterton gender: Female baptism/christening date: 23 Sep 1691 baptism/christening place: Frodingham, Lincoln, England birth date: birthplace: death date: name note: race: father’s name: Richard Chatterton father’s birthplace: father’s age: mother’s name: Frances mother’s birthplace: mother’s age: indexing project (batch) number: C02844-3 system origin: England-VR source film number: 1450417 reference number: 2:3NK9QR1

Citing this Record: “England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org /pal:/MM9.1.1/J76C-QV1 : accessed 17 Sep 2012), Richard Chatterton in entry for Rachel Chatterton, 23 Sep 1691; citing reference 2:3NK9QR1, FHL microfilm 1450417.

and their son, George:

“England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” Richard Chatterton in entry for George Chatterton, 1683

name: George Chatterton gender: Male baptism/christening date: 06 Feb 1683 baptism/christening place: Frodingham, Lincoln, England birth date: 04 Feb 1683 birthplace: death date: name note: race: father’s name: Richard Chatterton father’s birthplace: father’s age: mother’s name: Frances mother’s birthplace: mother’s age: indexing project (batch) number: C02844-3 system origin: England-VR source film number: 1450417 reference number: 2:3NK9MV4

Citing this Record: “England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org /pal:/MM9.1.1/J9NP-YRF : accessed 17 Sep 2012), Richard Chatterton in entry for George Chatterton, 04 Feb 1683; citing reference 2:3NK9MV4, FHL microfilm 1450417.

The son of this Richard Chatterton is the Richard Chatterton who died and left the following will dated 1772. This Richard was married to Mary Brumby and this relationship is supported by the following will:

Copy of a will.  Sheff/A/40/1  21st. January 1772

Contents:

Testator: Richard Chatterton gent. of Louth.

Beneficiaries: son William Chatterton – lands, tenements etc. at North Somercotes, 2 closes of pasture at Saltfleetby, cottage and land, and 1/3 of a farm at Scamblesby, ½ of a farm at Thealby, cottage at Crosby, ¾ oxgang of moor at Scunthorpe, 6 gads in Gunhouse Ings, close of pasture in North Cotes, after his death property in Crosby to go to testator’s grandson Robert Chatterton with lands etc. in Scunthorpe, Gunhouse Ings and Thealby; property at Saltfleetby to grandson William Chatterton; property at Scamblesby to grandson Richard Chatterton; property at North Somercotes and North Cotes to grandson John Chatterton.

Daughter Mary Blyth, dwelling house in Louth.

And the Mill Closes in Louth, 2 closes of pasture in Louth called Hagarths, messuage in Louth, 2 closes of pasture in Skidbrooke; after her decease to her sons John and Thomas Blyth.

Grandchildren Robert Chatterton £100

William Chatterton £100

Richard Chatterton £100

John Chatterton £100

Frances Chatterton £100

John Blyth £200

Thomas Blyth £200

Residue to son William and daughter Mary

Executors: son William and daughter Mary.

and by the following baptism record for their daughter Mary:

County: Lincolnshire

Place: Frodingham

Church: St Lawrence

Register Number:

Date of Birth:

Baptism Date: 19 Nov 1731

Forename: Mary

Sex: F

Father Forename: Richard

MotherForename: Mary

Father Surname: CHATTERTON

Mother Surname:

Abode:

Father Occupation:

Notes    :

File Number: 5772

This Mary was also the wife of Edward Blyth, as supported by the 1772 will mentioned above.

Their sons were William (b. 1751), John, Thomas and William (b. 1755). The first William I would assume died prior to 1755, although I have not yet found a death or burial record for him. The second son, John, is the John in question. This relationship is supported by the 1772 will above which mentions daughter ‘Mary Blyth’ in addition to his baptism record:

County: Lincolnshire

Place: Louth

Church: St. James

Register Number:

Date of Birth:

Baptism Date: 07 Mar 1752

Forename: John

Sex: M

Father Forename: Edward

Mother Forename: Mary

Father Surname: BLYTHE

Mother Surname:

Abode:

Father Occupation:

Notes:

FileNumber: 2718

With regards to your John Blyth:

According to the information you sent in your last email, he was born in 1755, which is not possible according to the information I’ve compiled above unless he were a twin of William’s, who is recorded as baptised in 1755. If that were the case, it is most likely their baptisms would be recorded together. The John in my records was born in 1752, which coincides with the baptism record above showing him as son to Edward and Mary.

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I also found a lengthy written exchange about this dilemma online at British Genealogy & Family History Forums.

According to the information in this exchange, there is another John Blyth who died in 1807 who is a likely candidate to be Edward and Mary’s son. If this is the case, then who are this John’s parents?

If you know of or have any information, documents or sources that could help solve this dilemma, please do either comment below or contact me by email.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Transcription: 1564 will of Thomas Blyth of Louth, Lincolnshire.

Transcription: 1564 will of Thomas Blyth of Louth, Lincolnshire.

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The following is  my transcription of the 1564 will of Thomas Blyth of Louth, Lincolnshire, England.

In the name of God Amen.

The xxvijth Daye of ffebruary in the year of our Lord God a thousand five hundreth sixtie and four I Thomas Blyth of Louth ??????? draper ???? in boddie and parfecte in remembrance doth ordaine and maketh my laste will and testamente in manner and form following. First I bequeath my soule to God almightie my only creator and ?????? and my boddie to be buried in the Church or Churchyarde ?????? ?? shall please God to call me to I give and bequeath to the pore people of sssssss sssss shilings and ?????? pence. ???? give to ye poore people of Thorneton three shillinge and ?????? pence.

Item I give to the poore people of O??ersby five shillinge. Then I give to the reper????? of the Cathedrill Churche in Lincolne si? pence.

Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth my wife fortie pounds with than half parte of my household and my new cupboard in the ????? parlor only ??????.

Item I give and bequeath to Edward John William and Jonathan, my sonnes to ???? out of them twentie pounts. And if it please God that any of my sonnes decease before they be of the age of xxj yeres, than my will is that the parte or parts of them for deceased shalbe evenly divided amongest the bretheren that livest.

Item my will and my ??? is that Edward Blyte my sone shalbe kept three yeres at Lo?oth or some other good scoole of my ????, and if his ?????? think it be apte to take l???ing, than my will is that he shall goe to Cambridge for ??? yeres his twentie poundes will disthan?e ??ym.

Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth and Grace my daughters either of them twentie poundes, and if either of them dye before they be married, then my will is that her parte that is dis????ed be equally divided betwixt Edward Blyth and John my sonnes, and the daughter that lyveth. And if they both dye, than my will is that my foure sonnes aforesaide shall have it ????? ??????? them.

Item I bequeath to Catheren my daughter fortie pounds and my will is that George South shall have the order of her, to before as he shall ??????? mete for her proffitt.

Item I doe require my brothers George South, Patrick Blyte and Will Blyth to be helpers and aff??????? to myne Executor in all his needes and ?????? and for these payments I doe give ????? ????? of them one olde ??yere.

Item I doe require and ????????? ? ????? ??????? to be the supervisor of this my last will and for yis payment I doe give hym fortie shillings.

Item I give and bequeath to my younge master William after fortie shillings and I ???? ?????? requiring hym to be good in???? my ?????????? children the residue of all my goodes my debts payed and funerall expense deducted I give and bequeath to Thomas Blyth my oldest sonne, ??????? ?????? the sole Executor of this my last will and testament provided alwayes that if uppon the ???? of my goods my debts beinge payede and my funerall expense deducted, that it shall appe?? that myne Executors ?????? shall not amounte to the ??ere valu of fortie poundes then my will is ???? ??????? my daughter shall abate of her legacie before written to the valu of f????? poundes and every childe to abbate for morhe of theire portons at the saide ?????ing ? ????? my ???? ?????? ?onth shall declare equally by theire dis????ons. ?oe that my full meaning is that my Executors parte shalbe fortie poundes. And my will and mynde further is that my saide Executor shall not declare noe will uppon my goods that were myne during three yeres ???? ????ing this present daye except he be married.

And then if it shall soe come to passe that myne E????? shall disease within the saide three yeres, then my will is that ??????? my saide wife, yf the ?? ???ing shalbe the sole Eecutrix sholde have had ??? ?? ha?? lyved, the saide three yeres ???? whereas I am indebted ?oute the children of my late brother Thomas ??????? in certaine somes of monney my mynde and will is that forte poundes thereof shalbe payed on to the handes of the saide George South ymmediatly after my disease, uppon ? dis??????? and the rest to be payed within three yeres, if they per????? any ?????????? in my saide Executor and yf my saide Supervisor and my brother So??the think my saide Executor to ?????? in  his fulfillment, then they be theire dis??????? to ta?? ????? as my saide brother ?????????? children maye be affirmed uppon theire ???? ymmediatly. In Witnes hereof onto this, my last will and testamente I have subscribed my name with my ????? hande in the presense of Thomas Otleye, Davide Johnson, Lawrence Troydall, and Willm Baylye, and Christofer Willinson ????? George So??the provided always, that yf it shall fort??? either that my wife shall marry, or my sonne Thomas to marrie, or that they cannot ????? that then and ymmediatly after ????? marriage or disagreemente that my wife shall have my lease of my farme in ???saye for the terme of ten yeres that ?? ???????? ????????? hath promised me in the same.

Probatum (continues in Latin… unable to read or translate)

Transcription of the 1564 will of Thomas Blyth of Louth, Lincolnshire, England.
Transcription of the 1564 will of Thomas Blyth of Louth, Lincolnshire.

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John Blyth, Edward Blyth and Richard Chatterton, Sr.: Examination of their relationship.

John Blyth, Edward Blyth and Richard Chatterton, Sr.: Examination of their relationship.

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Since I previously posted about the John Blyth and Richard Chatterton families of Lincolnshire, England, I have received a few inquiries about my sources and other information as some have conflicting information.

 

John Blyth and Richard Chatterton families in Lincolnshire.
Chatterton family crest.

Blyth / Blythe being such a common surname in Lincolnshire at the time, and the given names in question of John, Mary, etc. also being so common, it’s easy for mistakes to be made in the connection of families while researching. This is where it’s important to attach sources to each and every fact they apply to in one’s database – not just the individual’s name.

These source attachments make it easy to assess whether there any common sources between two individuals and their facts – thereby supporting the relationship.

In the most recent case, I received inquiries about John Blyth, son to Edward and Mary (Chatterton) Blythe.

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To begin examining the family of Edward Blyth (father to John), born in 1725 and died in 1820, I took a look at the will of an earlier Richard Chatterton who died in 1657, and who is Edward’s wife Mary’s (maiden name Chatterton) great grandfather.

Date of will (death): 1657
Will of Richard Chatterton.

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Richard Chatterton Will
Last Will and Testament of Richard Chatterton

In the name of God Amen the eight and twentyeth day of August one thousand six hundred fifty seaven I Richard Chatterton of Canby in the county of Lyncolne, yeoman being weake of body but of ??????? remembrance (God be praised) do ordaine this to be my last will and testament In the first place I command my soule unto the hande of Almighty God resting in a moderate christian and comfortable observance which is wrought in me by God the Holy Ghost that by the ????? ??????? and ???????? of God the Sonn all my sinns and fully and freely forgiven me And that whomsoever my soule and body shalle separated and shall enjoy the joy of those heavenly places that are prepared for the ????? of God In the ???? place I commit my body to the earth from whence it came there to be paid up in a  common ??????????? and ???????? till my saviour ??? second coming nothing doubting but that I shall have a joyfull ??????? that day of the ???? will resurrection and divine the sonne may be decently interred in the ???????? and I happen of ????? And as ??????????? that would ?? ? estate whom with God hath blessed me and doe dispose of the same as followeth In the first place and give and bequeath unto John Chatterton my sonne tenn pounds of lawfull english monie  to be paid unto him within one yeare after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto his two children each of them one ewe sheepe and one lambe to be delivered into theire ?????????? custodie for theire use and benefit within one month next after my decease Item I give to George Chatterton my sonn tenn pounde of lawfull english monei to be paid within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto his daughter two ewes and two lambes to be delivered to the said Georg within one month next after my decease to and for the use and benefit of the said childe Item I give to Richard my sonne threescore pounds of good and lawfull english monie to be paid unto him when he shall attaine to the age of twentye and one yeares And  if it happen the said Richard shall prove a good husband and dutifull and obedient and loveing unto Ellen his mother and give a signall testimonie of his paines and diligence unto my supervisors in this my will mentioned then I give unto my sonn Richard fortie pounde more to be paid unto him when he shall attaine unto the age of twenty and one yeares Item I give unto Rachell Williamson my daughter sixteene pounde thirteene shillinge and foure pence of lawfull english monye to be paid within one yeare next after my decease Item I give unto Richard Williamson her sonne one two yeares old colt Item I give unto Robert Williamson another of her sonns one two yeares old colt both of them to be delivered to Rachell theire Mother within one yeare next after my decease to and for theire use and advantage Item I give unto the daughter of my daughter Mary (H or F)owler  one ewe and one lambe to be delivered to her mother for the use of her daughter within one yeare next after my decease from whereas William (H or F)owler of Bromby in the County of Lyncolne gent before the intermarriage of his sonn William (H or F)owler unto Mary my daughter promised to make her a good and lawfull ???????? for her life of all his lande in the County of Lyncolne if it happen the said William shall hereafter make her a good and lawfull ????????? of all his lande which he is now seized of for her life in the Countye of Lyncolne I then give and bequeath unto Mary my daughter fortie pound to be paid within one yeare next after such assurance be made and perported Item I doe constitute ordaine and make Ellen my wife the sole Executrix of this my last will and testament to debte whome I give and bequeath all the residue of my goods chattels ????? ready monye ????? and household staffe whatsoever unbequeathed my debte first paid my loyaryes satisfied and my ???? ???? discharged in assured confidence that I have rather that shee will faithfully and justly performe the same and will be loveing unto and holyfull to all my other children And I doe hereby appoint my welbeloved brothers John Chatterton and Robert Maultby supervisors of this my last will And my desire is they will use theire best endeavours to see the same performed according to the ?????????????? ?????? And if any ambiguitie question or doubt shall hereafter arise about anything therein contained I doe hereby give full power and authority unto them and the survivor of them to determine the same And what is soe determined I doe hereby will and I doe give my brother John Chatterton forty shillinge and to my brother Maultby forty shillinge for theire paines to be taken therein above all charges they shalle put unto And my will is in ???? any legatees herein named be not contented with such determination of my said supervisors then I doe give unto him or them soe discontented the sume of two shillinge and six pence only And doe will that they shoe or be soe displeased shall have noe other benefit by this my will In witness whereof, unto this my will I have set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above-written Richard Chatterton his marke and seale signed sealed and published in the ???????? of John Chatterton ????? Ba?iton Williame Hughs marke
This will was proved at London before the Judges for probate of wills and granting Administrations lawfully authorized the second day of December in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred fifty seaven by the oath of Ellen Chatterton Relict and sole Executrix named in the said will to whome Administration was Committed of all and singular the goods Chattells and debte of the said deceased shee being first sworne by Commission ?????? to Administer

Facts denoted in the will:

Richard’s wife: Ellen

Sons:
William Chatterton with lands in Saltfleetby, North Somercotes, Thealby, Crosby, Scunthorpe;
John Chatterton;
George Chatterton;
and a daughter.

Between the Richard of the 1657 will and the following Richard of the 1772 will, there is another Richard who married Frances Coates. This relationship to Richard Sr. is supported by the third Richard’s baptism record:

“England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” Richard Chatterton, 1689

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name: Richard Chatterton gender: Male baptism/christening date: 17 Aug 1689 baptism/christening place: Frodingham, Lincoln, England birth date: birthplace: death date: name note: race: father’s name: Richard Chatterton father’s birthplace: father’s age: mother’s name: Frances mother’s birthplace: mother’s age: indexing project (batch) number: C02844-3 system origin: England-VR source film number: 1450417 reference number: 2:3NK9PLS
Citing this Record
“England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org /pal:/MM9.1.1/N6Z4-WJY : accessed 17 Sep 2012), Richard Chatterton, 17 Aug 1689; citing reference 2:3NK9PLS, FHL microfilm 1450417.

This relationship is also supported by the baptism record of their daughter Rachel:

“England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” Richard Chatterton in entry for Rachel Chatterton, 1691

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name: Rachel Chatterton gender: Female baptism/christening date: 23 Sep 1691 baptism/christening place: Frodingham, Lincoln, England birth date: birthplace: death date: name note: race: father’s name: Richard Chatterton father’s birthplace: father’s age: mother’s name: Frances mother’s birthplace: mother’s age: indexing project (batch) number: C02844-3 system origin: England-VR source film number: 1450417 reference number: 2:3NK9QR1
Citing this Record
“England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org /pal:/MM9.1.1/J76C-QV1 : accessed 17 Sep 2012), Richard Chatterton in entry for Rachel Chatterton, 23 Sep 1691; citing reference 2:3NK9QR1, FHL microfilm 1450417.

and their son, George:

“England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” Richard Chatterton in entry for George Chatterton, 1683

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name: George Chatterton gender: Male baptism/christening date: 06 Feb 1683 baptism/christening place: Frodingham, Lincoln, England birth date: 04 Feb 1683 birthplace: death date: name note: race: father’s name: Richard Chatterton father’s birthplace: father’s age: mother’s name: Frances mother’s birthplace: mother’s age: indexing project (batch) number: C02844-3 system origin: England-VR source film number: 1450417 reference number: 2:3NK9MV4
Citing this Record
“England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org /pal:/MM9.1.1/J9NP-YRF : accessed 17 Sep 2012), Richard Chatterton in entry for George Chatterton, 04 Feb 1683; citing reference 2:3NK9MV4, FHL microfilm 1450417.

The son of this Richard Chatterton is the Richard Chatterton who died and left the following will dated 1772. This Richard was married to Mary Brumby and this relationship is supported by the following will:

Copy of a will.  Sheff/A/40/1  21st. January 1772

(There is no download as this was a transcription from online.)

Contents:
Testator: Richard Chatterton gent. of Louth.
Beneficiaries: son William Chatterton – lands, tenements etc. at North Somercotes, 2 closes of pasture at Saltfleetby, cottage and land, and 1/3 of a farm at Scamblesby, ½ of a farm at Thealby, cottage at Crosby, ¾ oxgang of moor at Scunthorpe, 6 gads in Gunhouse Ings, close of pasture in North Cotes, after his death property in Crosby to go to testator’s grandson Robert Chatterton with lands etc. in Scunthorpe, Gunhouse Ings and Thealby; property at Saltfleetby to grandson William Chatterton; property at Scamblesby to grandson Richard Chatterton; property at North Somercotes and North Cotes to grandson John Chatterton.
Daughter Mary Blyth, dwelling house in Louth.
And the Mill Closes in Louth, 2 closes of pasture in Louth called Hagarths, messuage in Louth, 2 closes of pasture in Skidbrooke; after her decease to her sons John and Thomas Blyth.
Grandchildren Robert Chatterton £100
William Chatterton £100
Richard Chatterton £100
John Chatterton £100
Frances Chatterton £100
John Blyth £200
Thomas Blyth £200
Residue to son William and daughter Mary
Executors: son William and daughter Mary.

and by the following baptism record for their daughter Mary:

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County: Lincolnshire
Place: Frodingham
Church: St Lawrence
Register Number:
Date of Birth:
Baptism Date: 19 Nov 1731
Forename: Mary
Sex: F
Father Forename: Richard
MotherForename: Mary
Father Surname: CHATTERTON
Mother Surname:
Abode:
Father Occupation:
Notes    :
File Number: 5772

This Mary was also the wife of Edward Blyth, as supported by the 1772 will mentioned above.

Their sons were William (b. 1751), John, Thomas and William (b. 1755). The first William I would assume died prior to 1755, although I have not yet found a death or burial record for him. The second son, John, is the John in question. This relationship is supported by the 1772 will above which mentions daughter ‘Mary Blyth’ in addition to his baptism record:

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County: Lincolnshire
Place: Louth
Church: St. James
Register Number:
Date of Birth:
Baptism Date: 07 Mar 1752
Forename: John
Sex: M
Father Forename: Edward
Mother Forename: Mary
Father Surname: BLYTHE
Mother Surname:
Abode:
Father Occupation:
Notes:
FileNumber: 2718

With regards to the John Blyth of the most recent inquiry:

The information relayed to me indicated he was born in 1755, which is not possible according to the information I’ve compiled above unless he were a twin of William’s, who is recorded as baptised in 1755. If that were the case, it is most likely their baptisms would be recorded together. The John in my records was born in 1752, which coincides with the baptism record above showing him as son to Edward and Mary.

This John is shown to be married to Dorothy Smith, while the John Blyth mentioned in Richard Chatterton’s 1772 will above was married to Richard’s daughter, Mary Chatterton.

I am continuing to search for more records to more strongly confirm the identity of this John Blyth.

Do you have any records for John Blyth proving he either is or is not a son to Edward and Mary Blyth?


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