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Abbot††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Pell††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† ††††††††† Buckinghamshire
Aiscough††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Plomer††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5††††††††††† Castle Thorpe†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9
Alliston††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Pool††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Fenny
Amos†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5††††††††††† Pritchett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Grandborough†††††††††††††††††††† 5,23
Andrew††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Pulsford††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5,6††††††††††† Linford Magna†††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Balaam††††††††††††† 2-5,9,13-18,21-24††††††††††† Roberts††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Barret†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5††††††††††† Sanders††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††
Berry††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† Seaton††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5
Bliss†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14††††††††††† Segary†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5,7††††††††††† ††††††††† Greater
Booth†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18††††††††††† Signy††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Hammersmith††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5
Bradshaw††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16††††††††††† Sleack†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20†††††††††††
Brigstock†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Slinn†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Paddington†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6
Brown†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10,20††††††††††† Smith†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12,20†††††††††††
Bull Collins††††††††††† 13,15,16,21,22††††††††††† Spence†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9†††††††††††
Burbridge††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Talbot††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† ††††††††† Northamptonshire
Butlin†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8††††††††††† Tebbutt††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16††††††††††† Castle Ashby††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Callis††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Tombs††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Cold Ashby††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Chambers††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Treslove††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† all††††††††††† Daventry†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14
Chapman†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Turner††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6††††††††††† East Farndon††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9
Commin††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 17††††††††††† Vores††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Greens Norton††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9
Coulson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Walls††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† Harrington†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9
Cox†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4,5,8††††††††††† Warner†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2††††††††††† Holcot††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Dibbs†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Wilkinson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7,11††††††††††† Kislingbury†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Elliott††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† Woolley††††††††† 3-7,11,18,19,21,23††††††††††† Long Buckby††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Fairy†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Woolston†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 17,21††††††††††† Moulton††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10
Farrin††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Wright†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Newnham††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Fazey††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† ________________________†††††††††††
Gaudern†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Saitherborough††††††††††††††††††††† 17
Gibson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stowe††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10,20
Gill†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18,19††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Thornby††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10
Gurford††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wallgrave††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Haynes††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Whitfield†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Hickman†††††††††††††††††† 2,18,19,22,23††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wellingborough†††††††††††††††††††† 16
Hill††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yardley††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20
Lightfoot†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††
Marriott†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Camberwell††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6
Mattison††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 17††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Peckham††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3, 6
Palmer††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††
††††††††††† In this article we consider in detail one of the TRESLOVE families of
the Town of Northampton, Northamptonshire (NTH), England and associated
families including BALAAM, DARNELL and HICKMAN, among others.† Individuals of more than passing interest are
assigned boldface numbers in the order in which they appear.† All events took place in the Town of
††††††††††† The only vital (b,m,d) records available for the years
prior to 1800 are contained in the parish registers of four Church of England
churches Ė All Saints, St. Giles, St. Peterís, and the Church of the Holy
Sepulchre (called St. Sepulchre in the registers).† Volume 3 of the ďVictoria History of the
The TRESLOVE Family
††††††††††† The earliest member of this family
who I can positively identify as my ancestor is Thomas TRESLOVE (? - 1750), tailor of
††††††††††† The TRESLOVE name itself is quite
scarce.† There are only 45 entries (exact
spelling) in the IGI for the
1.†† Thomas TRESLOVE, tailor
††††††††††† Thomas TRESLOVE (1)
was baptized 28 Oct 1707 as an adult in All Saints, just over a year prior to
his marriage to Elizabeth HICKMAN (2),
daughter of Samuel (3) and Rebecca (4) HICKMAN, on† 6 Feb 1708/9 in St. Sepulchre, though both
were of the parish of All Saints.†
†††† 6†††††††† i.††††† Samuel,
††††††††††††††† ii.††††† John,
†††† 7††††††† iii.†††††
†††† 8††††††† iv.††††† Thomas,
†††† 9††††††† v.††††† John,
†† 10††††††† vi.††††† Ann, born
††††††††††††† vii.††††† Rebecca,
†††††††††††† viii.††††† Mary, buried
††††††††††† In his brief will made 2 Dec 1746 and probated 6 Dec 1750 [3a], Thomas TRESLOVE gives his dwelling on Gold St. in the Town of Northampton to his son Samuel (6) and the remainder of his personal estate to his five surviving children Samuel (6), Elizabeth (7), Thomas (8), John (9) and Ann (10).† Curiously, he does not mention his wife Ann (5):
††††† In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Treslove of the Town of Northampton in the County of Northampton Taylor do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and Form following that is to say† Imprimis I give and devise unto my son Samuel Treslove and to his Heirs and Assigns forever all that my Messuage with the Appurtenances wherein I now dwell situate and being in the Parish of all Saints in the said Town of Northampton on the North side of a certain street called the gold street Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Samuel the sum of One hundred Pounds† Item all the Residue and Remainder of my personal Estate of what nature or kindsoever after payment of my just debts and Funeral Expences I give and bequeath unto my said son Samuel and to my four other Children to wit Elizabeth John Thomas and Anne equally to be divided between them share and share alike and I do hereby constitute and appoint my said son Samuel sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament and do hereby revoke all former Wills In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the second day of December in the Twentieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tho: Treslove††† [seal]
††††††† Signed Sealed and Published in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our hands as Witnesses in the Presence of the Testator and of each other.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ann Battin†††† Robert Shortgrave†††† Sam Lyon
††††† This Will was proved at London before the Worshipful Robert Chapman Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful John Bettesworth also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully Constituted the sixth day of December in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Fifty by the Oath of Samuel Treslove the son of the deceased and Sole Executor named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased being first sworn duly to Administer.† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† Ex.d
††††††††††† The will of Thomas TRESLOVEís second wife Ann, made
6.†† Samuel TRESLOVE, tailor
††††††††††† Samuel TRESLOVE (6)
and Penelope PEACOCK (12), both of
the parish of All Saints, were married by license
†† 13†††††††† ii.††††† Samuel, born
†† 14††††††† iii.††††† Penelope, born
†† 15††††††† iv.††††† Thomas, born
†† 16††††††† v.††††† Ann,
†† 17††††††† vi.††††† Mary, born
†† †††††††††† vii.††††† John, born
†† 18††††† viii.†††††
††††††††††† In his will made 2 Mar 1778 and probated 23 May 1785 [4b], Samuel TRESLOVE the elder, gentleman, leaves his real estate and household goods to his wife Penelope for her use during her lifetime, and after her decease to his children Samuel TRESLOVE (13), Penelope (14) the wife of William BALAAM (20), Thomas TRESLOVE (15), Ann TRESLOVE (16), Mary (17) the wife of Edward COX (21), and Elizabeth TRESLOVE (18) as tenants in common, the remainder of his personal estate to be divided equally between them.
7.†† Elizabeth TRESLOVE
††††††††††† Elizabeth TRESLOVE (7) and Samuel TRESLOVE (22), staymaker, both of the parish of
All Saints, were married by license
†† 23†††††††† i.††††† John,
††††††††††† In his will made 23 Mar 1754 and
probated 10 Feb 1762 [4c], Samuel TRESLOVE, staymaker (22) bequeathes his brother [in
law] Samuel TRESLOVE, tailor (6)
the sum of £150 in trust for the support and education of his son John (23) until he should attain the age of
25, and the remainder of his personal estate to his wife Elizabeth.† In a codicil dated
8.†† Thomas TRESLOVE, Esq., haberdasher
††††††††††† Thomas TRESLOVE (8) and Sarah (24), daughter of William and Hannah PLOMER, were married
††††††††††† i, ii.†††††† Sarah and Finetta (twins), born
†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Maria,
††††††††††† Sarah TRESLOVEís will, made 7 Sep 1765 and probated 2 Feb 1771 [3b], provides for the disposition of her share of a £2,000 trust fund being distributed to her and her former husbandís brothers and sisters according to the terms of an Indenture of Settlement dated 14 Aug 1758.† The will reveals that Sarah was previously married to John AMOS, haberdasher of the parish of St. Dunstanís in the West in the City of London, that John AMOS was one of six children three of whom are since deceased, and that by this will she provides for the distribution of her share of the trust, £500, to various relatives since she herself has no [surviving] children of her own ďof the said Thomas Treslove upon my body begotten.Ē† Administration of the will was granted to her husband Thomas TRESLOVE, Esq. after John PLOMER, the sole executor named in the will, renounced the execution thereof.
††††††††††† The relationship between Sarah TRESLOVE and her executor John PLOMER is not revealed in her will but was obviously close because she calls Mary, one of the daughters of John and Mary PLOMER, her godchild.† It seems likely (though not proven) that the family in question is that of the John PLOMER and Mary AMOS who were married 21 Mar 1754 in St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster [9b] and whose children Mary, Sarah and Elinor were baptized in Stone, Buckinghamshire .† If so, John PLOMER would be Sarahís cousin.
††††††††††† Thomas TRESLOVEís will, written 30
Apr 1787 and probated 7 Jan 1791 [3c], provides further confirmation that his
own children were long since deceased††
By spreading his considerable wealth among a large number of relatives,
almost all of whom are named and identified, he enables us to confirm many of
their relationships.† In this will he
bequeathes the bulk of his assets to his sister Ann WOOLLEY (10), to his four nephews Samuel
TRESLOVE (13), Thomas TRESLOVE (15), Thomas WOOLLEY (25) and Henry Kilsby WOOLLEY (26), and to his nine nieces Ann
TRESLOVE (16), Elizabeth TRESLOVE (18), Penelope BALAAM (14), Ann WOOLLEY (27), Mary COX (17),
Elizabeth BURTON (19), Mary BARRET (28), Frances SEATON (29) and Rebecca SEGARY (30).†
Also mentioned are ďAnn COX, daughter of my† cousin Ann COX late of Colchester
decíd at this time my present faithful servantĒand her brother William COX; his
cousin Henry TRESLOVE; his late partner Mr. Henry PULSFORD; and numerous other
individuals including Mr. William BALAAM (20),
Mr. Edward COX (21), Mrs. Susanna
LARUE (31) of Hammersmith, and
various manservants and maidservants.† An
interesting provision of the will is his desire to be buried in St. Peterís
††††††††† ē†††† Thomas TRESLOVE of
††††††††† ē†††† Account reimbursed by County Treasurer to Treasurer of County of Worcester for money paid by him to Overseers of the Poor of township of Stourbridge for subsistence of Joseph MABERLEY, substitute in militia for Thomas TRESLOVE of St. Martin in the Fields (no age given) .† This probably pertains to Thomas the nephew (15) because Thomas the uncle (8) at 68 years of age would have been too old to be called up for military service.
††††††††† ē†††† Thomas TRESLOVE served as juror at the Old
Bailey on eight occasions between 1747 and 1778 and as the victim on
††††††††††† Thomas TRESLOVEís will shows that he maintained a house on
within the Greater London inner borough of Lambeth.
9.†† John TRESLOVE, purser
††††††††††† John TRESLOVE (9) was in the naval service as a purser on his Majestyís Ship
††††††††††† His wife Mary TRESLOVE (33), widow of Paddington, Middlesex also left a will, made 13 Sep 1775 and probated 27 Jun 1776 [3e], in which she appoints her brother-in-law Thomas TRESLOVE Esq. (8) of Camberwell, Surrey trustee for the distribution of bequests to the following individuals:† her sister Susannah LARUE (31) for her sole and separate use for and during her natural life, the leasehold property in Paddington wherein she (Mary) now dwells, and the proceeds from three other leasehold properties in the Greater London area; her brothers-in-law Samuel TRESLOVE Sr. (6) and Henry WOOLLEY (11); her sisters-in-law Ann WOOLLEY (10) and Elizabeth TRESLOVE, widow (7); Thomas TRESLOVE Jr. of St. Martinís Lane, button seller (15) £100; and other personalty to the wives (unnamed) of her nephews Thomas TRESLOVE (15) and Thomas WOOLLEY (25) and the wife (unnamed) of her cousin Samuel TRESLOVE.† There are some inconsistencies in this will; Henry WOOLLEY (11), in particular, is called nephew of her (unnamed) husband in some instances and brother-in-law in others.
10.†† Ann TRESLOVE
††††††††††† Ann TRESLOVE (10) and Henry WOOLLEY (11),
gentleman, both of the parish of All Saints, were married by license
†† 19†††††††† i.†††††
†† 25†††††††† ii.††††† Thomas, buried
†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Ann, buried
†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Ann,
†††††††††††††† v.††††† Sarah, born
†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Henrietta,
††††††††††††† vii.††††† Henry,
†††††††††††† viii.††††† Ann,
†† 28††††††† ix.††††† Mary, born
†† 27††††††† xi.††††† Ann, born
†† 29†††††† xii.†††††
†† 26††††† xiii.††††† Henry Kilby, born
†† 30††††† xiv.††††† Rebekah, born
††††††††††† Elizabeth and Thomas do not appear in the baptism
registers of any of the four Northamp-ton churches during the period 1741-1746,
perhaps because Henry was a schoolmaster somewhere else during this
period.† In his will made 3 Sep 1782 and
probated 2 Mar 1785 [4b] Henry WOOLLEY bequeaths his real and personal property
to his brother-in-law Thomas TRESLOVE Esq. (8) of the City of London and to his son the Rev. Thomas WOOLLEY (25), clerk to be held in trust for his
wife Ann (10) until she dies or
remarries, after which the real estate is to be sold and all of the proceeds
and the personal property divided equally amongst his children Thomas WOOLLEY (25), Elizabeth BURTON, widow (19), Ann WOOLLEY (27), Frances WOOLLEY (29)
and Rebecca SEGARY (30).† Henryís son Thomas WOOLLEY, A.M. (25),
13.†† Samuel TRESLOVE, tailor
TRESLOVE (13), bachelor, and Esther
GIBSON, spinster, were married by license 19 Feb 1765 in All Saints, this
marriage being witnessed by Samuel TRESLOVE (6) and John GIBSON.† Esther
died and was buried 8 Jun 1768 in St. Peterís, after which Samuel, widower
married Alice WILKINSON, spinster by license 7 May 1770 in All Saints, this
marriage being witnessed by Samuel TRESLOVE (6) and Henry WILKINSON.†
Samuel died in 1800 as indicated above, and his wife Alice of Augustine
St. in the Parish of All Saints was buried in St. Peterís
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Thomas, buried
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Sarah Anne, born
††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Thomas,
††††††††††††††† iv.†††† John,
††††††††††††††† v.†††† Ambrose,
††††††††††††††† vi.†††† James,
†††††††††††††† vii.†††† Penelope,
14.†† Penelope TRESLOVE
††††††††††† Several records show Penelope
TRESLOVE (14) to be the wife of
William BALAAM (20), painter of
12 May 1742 (baptized ? May) in All Saints and was buried
15.†† Thomas TRESLOVE, button seller
TRESLOVE (15) and Harriett LIGHTFOOT
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Harriett,
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Thomas,
††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Penelope,
††††††††††††††† iv.†††† Thomas Crosby, bapt.
††††††††††††††† v.†††† Frances
††††††††††††††† vi.†††† William Lightfoot, bapt.
16.†† Ann TRESLOVE
††††††††††† Ann TRESLOVE (16)
and William WILLIAMS were married
††††††††††††††† i.††††† John, bapt.
††††††††††††††† ii.††††† Evan, bapt.
17.†† Mary TRESLOVE
††††††††††† Mary TRESLOVE (17),
spinster and Edward COX (21),
bachelor were married by license
††††††††††††††† i.††††† Maria,
††††††††††††††† ii.††††† Treslove,
†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Harriet,
†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Edward,
†††††††††††††† v.††††† Edward,
†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Edward Treslove, born
††††††††††††† vii.††††† Penelope,
†††††††††††††† ix.††††† George
†††††††††††††† x.††††† Eliza, b.
18.†† Elizabeth TRESLOVE
††††††††††† Elizabeth TRESLOVE (18),
spinster of All Saints and James BALAAM (32)
of the Parish of St. Margaret,
Margaret TRACELOVE and
Thomas FLOWER married
Edward† TRUELOVE and Anna TALBOT of Northíton married
Thomas TRESLOVE† and Ann TAYLOR married _ Dec 1669 in All Saints.
Mary, dau. of
John TRESLOVE, born
Ann, wife of Edward
dau. of John TRESLOVE, bapt.
Samuel TRESLOVE and three
others take inventory of the estate of Henry CUMBERLIDGE of
Samuel, son of Samuel TRESLOVE, bodyís maker, bapt. 25 May 1693 in All Saints.
John, son of Samuel TRESLOVE, taylor, bapt.
Thomas TRUELOVE of All
Saints and Elizabeth WALLS of Castle Thorpe in the
Edward TRESLOVE buried
dau. of Samuel and Mary THRASHLER, born
Sarah TROWELOF and Thomas
ELLIOT both of Greens Norton married
Ann TRESLOVE and John
BECKETT, barber both of the Town of
Samuel TRESLOVE and Anne SPENCE married _ Aug 1707 at Harrington, listed in All Saints register.† Child of Samuel (taylor) and Anne, baptized in All Saints:
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Hannah,† born
Elizabeth TRASLOVE and Henry FAZEY married
Ann TRASLER and John BERRY
Samuel Tracelove, son of
Thomas and Judith MARSHALL, born
Mary, dau. of
Benjamin and Mary TRACELOVE, born
Widow TRACELOVE buried
Samuel TRACELOVE, weaver, bapt. (as adult)
William TRESLOVE and Mary
SIGNY both of
Eliz. TRASLER and John PELL of
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Samuel,
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Esther,
††††††††††††††† iv.†††† William,
††††††††††††††† v.†††† Richard, born
Ann TRACELOVE and Alexander CHAPMAN married
Elizabeth TRESLOVE and John
WARREN of Moulton married
Thomas TRASLER of
Harlestone, NTH, baker and Hannah HARRIS married
††††††††††††††† Thomas TRASLER, baker of Harlestone in the County of Northampton left a will made 9 Aug 1766 and probated 28 May 1785 [4b] in which he bequeaths one moiety or half part of his real and personal estate to his son Thomas TRASLER and the other moiety or half part to his wife Hannah for and during the term of her natural life.† After her decease the sum of £300 is to be taken from her moiety and given to his daughter Ann the wife of Simon CALLIS, the remainder to go to his son Thomas.† Administration of the estate was performed by the surviving executor, Thomas, as the other executor, Hannah, was no longer living.† The estate was valued at less than £300.
Hannah TRESLOVE and Joseph
Samuel TRESLOVE buried _ Sep 1743 in St. Giles.
Henry TRESLOVE, staymaker,
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Sarah,
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Henry,
††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Samuel,
††††††††††††††† iv.†††† Samuel,
Mary TRESLOVE and John POOL married
Samuell TRACELOVE of All Saints buried
Benjamin TRESLOVE and Martha
WRIGHT both of All Saints married
Mary TREASLER, maiden buried
Elizabeth TRESLER and William BROWN married
Elizabeth TRESLOVE of All
Saints and John GURFORD of Thornby married
Benjamin TRESLOVE of
Benjamin TRESLOVE, weaver,
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† [unreadable], born
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Sarah,
††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Ann,
††††††††††††††† v.†††† James, born
Robert TRASLER (Treslove,
Tresluv, Tresler), alderman, buried
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Thomas, bapt.
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Thomas,
††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Robert,
††††††††††††††† iv.†††† Charles,
††††††††††††††† v.†††† Sarah, born
††††††††††††††† vi.†††† Ann,
†††††††††††††† vii.†††† John,
††††††††††††††† In his will probated 20 Apr 1804 [4e], Robert TRASLER of the Town of Northampton, Gentleman bequeaths his real estate on Sheep St. in Northampton now occupied by the Rev. James LUMLEY and the adjacent property to the south now occupied by Mrs. Ann WOOLLEY (10), together with two closes in Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, to his son-in-law Robert SCARBOROUGH of the City of London, Button Maker and his two friends Thomas HALL and Charles FREEMAN of Northampton, Gentlemen, in trust to receive and disburse the rents, issues and profits therefrom to his daughter-in-law Phillis TRASLER and his two granddaughters Sophia and Sarah TRASLER until they attain the age of twenty-one.
Elizabeth TRESLER, widow buried
Mary TRASLER (but signed Martha) and Richard ALLISTON
of St. Sepulchre married
Sarah TRESLOVE, widow buried
William TRESLER of St.
Sepulchre, baker and Elizabeth VORES, widow of All Saints were married by
††††††††††††††† In his will made 19 Jun 1783 and probated 10 Feb 1812 [4f], William TRASLER bequeathes his two cottages on Abington St. in the Parish of St. Giles, Town of Northampton now in the possession of himself and John GUTTERIDGE and all of his personal estate to his wife Elizabeth for the term of her natural life, and after her decease to her children by him begotten, if any.† His estate was valued at less than £2,000.
James TRESLOVE, infant buried
William TRESLOVE, infant buried
Mr. Samuel TRESLOVE buried
Sarah TRASLER of St. Giles
and William CHAMBERS of the Parish of Fenny
Joseph TRESLOVE (poor) buried
Samuel, son of James and
Frances TRESLOVE, born
William TRESLOVE (poor) buried
Charlotte TRESLOVE (poor) buried
[unreadable], dau. of Robert and
Phillis TRASLER, bapt.
Samuel TRESLOVE mentioned as an assignee of Castle Hills, Níton [19d].
Thomas TRASLER, bachelor and
Sarah SLINN, spinster married by license
John TRESLAR, bachelor and
Elizabeth ATTERBURY, spinster married by license
dau. of John and Elizabeth TRASLER, bapt. privately
Benjamin, son of William and
Sarah TRUELOVE, born
Edward TRESLOVE (Trassler,
Treyslove) and Peggy (Margaret) TOMBS married
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† [unreadable] dau.,† born
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Henry, bapt.
William, son of William and
Sarah TRESLOVE, born
William TRESLOVE, shoemaker buried
George, son of William and Sarah TRESLOVE,
William, illegitimate son of Lucy TRESLOVE,
Maria TRUSLER and Charles SMITH married
George, baseborn son of Sarah TRESLOVE,
Martha TRESLOVE, spinster
and Richard Burcombe PRITCHETT, bachelor married
William TRASLER buried
Samuel TRASLER, age 10 days
of the South Quarter, illegitimate, buried
Sarah TRESLER and Richard
Sarah TRULOVE, 36 of Horse Market, buried
Mary TARSLOVE, 80 of the All Saints Workhouse
Elizabeth TRESLAR, 85 of
William TRESLER, 19 months of
George TRASLER and Matilda BURBRIDGE married
Thomas TRASLER of
Harlestone, NTH and Bethia WALKER married
Sarah TRESLER, 7 of
Rhoda TRESLER, 2 of
William TRESLAR, age 21 weeks of
Eleanor TRASLER, 2 of Mounts buried
George TRESLER and Ester BRIGSTOCK married
Mary Ann TRASLER, 9 months
of Horse Market, All Saints Parish, buried
Thomas TRESLOVE mentioned as an assignee of Castle Hills, Níton [19d].
Elizabeth TRASLER, 3 weeks
Sarah TRASLER, 48 of
John TRASLER, 38 of
Edgar TRASLER, 44 of
Catherine TRESLER, 35 of
Betty TRUSLER, 5 of
Elizabeth TRESLAR, 72 of Black Lion Hill
George TRUSLER, 7 weeks of S. Peterís
Sarah TRUSLER, 31 of
Henry TRUSLER, 6 of
George TRUSLER, 4 of
Matthew TRUSSLER, 2 of
Mary Anne TRUSLER, 18 of
Henry, son of George (shoemaker) and
Elizabeth TRASLER, bapt.
The BALAAM Family
††††††††††† Browsing the internet for the name BALAAM produces very entertaining results, centered mainly around the biblical story of Balaam and his Ass as told in the book of Numbers, chapters 22 to 24 (King James version).† This is no doubt the origin of the surname, but for other opinions as to its origin see http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~baalham/meaning.htm on the BAALHAM website .
††††††††††† I was able to find only one BALAAM in the records of the
four churches of
35.†††† Robert BALAAM, sadler
BALAAM (35) and Elizabeth DARNELL (36), both of the Parish of All Saints,
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† John,
†††† 37††††††† ii.†††† Charles, born
†††† 20†††††† iii.†††† William, born
†††† 38†††††† iv.†††† Mary, born
†††† †††††††††† v.†††† Sarah, born
†††† 39†††††† vi.††††
†††† ††††††††† vii.†††† Phúbe, born
††††††††††††† viii.†††† Jenney,
††††† ††††††††† ix.†††† Robert, born
†††† 32†††††† x.†††† James,
††††††††††† Robert BALAAM, gentleman left a will made 8 Apr 1785 and probated 27 Mar 1788 [4f] in which he bequeathes all of his estate both real and personal to his sons William BALAAM (20) of the Town of Northampton and James BALAAM (32) of Fish St. Hill, London, in trust for his wife Elizabeth during her natural life and after her decease to be distributed equally between his sons William (20), Robert and James (32) BALAAM and his daughters Mary BULL COLLINS (38), Sarah the wife of [blank] HAYNES, Elizabeth (39) the wife of Job JARMAIN, and Pheby BALAAM.† William BALAAM (20), one of the executors of the will, deposed that at the time of his death the deceased was not possessed of a personal estate to the amount of £100.
36.†††† Charles BALAAM, sadler
††††††††††† Charles BALAAM (37),
bachelor and Ann HILL (40) (word ďspinsterĒ crossed out) were
married by license
††††† 41†††††† i.†††† Charles,
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Anna Maria, born
††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Harriett,
††††† 42††††† iv.†††† Thomas, born
††††† ††††††††† v.†††† Penelope, born
††††††††††††††† vi.†††† John,
††††††††††††† viii.†††† Mary
††††††††††††††† ix.†††† James,
his will made 11 Mar 1785 and probated 23 May 1785 [4b], the same day as Samuel
Treslove the Elder (6), Charles
BALAAM names his wife Ann (40), his
brother William (20) and his friend
Samuel Treslove (13) executors of
his will and makes provision for the support of his children till they should
come of age without naming any of them individually.† The main provision for their support comes from
two £50 loans from certain Aldermen of the Town of
20.†††† William BALAAM, painter
††††††††††† Several records show Penelope TRESLOVE (14) to be the wife of William BALAAM (20), painter of
†††† 43†††††† i.††††† Penelope,
born about 1763, buried
††††††††††††††† ii.††††† William Treslove, born
†††† 44††††† iii.††††† William, born
†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Thomas Treslove, born
†††††††††††††† v.††††† Clarissa, born
†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Clarissa,
†††† 45†††† vii.††††† Samuel, born
†††††††††††††† viii.†††††† Penelope,
†††††††††††††††††††††††††† All Saints, witnessed by her mother Clarissa BALAAM.
††††††††††† * This is the authorís line.† Josiah Wesley WALKER, son of Josiah Henry and Clarissa WALKER, emigrated to Australia in 1848, followed a year later by his wife Anne, seven children.† and two servants.† For details of this story see Kathy Pearsonís article in the First Families 2001 series at http://www.firstfamilies2001.net.au/firstfamily.cfm?id=50219.
38.†††† Mary BALAAM
BALAAM (38) and Benjamin, son of
John BULL COLLINS, sadler and Mary his wife, were married
39.†††† Elizabeth BALAAM
BALAAM (39), spinster of All Saints
and Job JARMAN, bachelor of St. Sepulchre were married by banns
32.†††† James BALAAM, fishmonger
BALAAM (32) of the Parish of St.
††††††††††††††† b.†††† Harriet,
††††††††††† James is mentioned in Robert BALAAMís will [4f] and also in Thomas TRESLOVE
Esq.ís will [3c].†
40.†††† Charles BALAAM Jr., sadler
BALAAM Jr. (41) and Mary GAUDERN
††††††††††† In his will made 8 Oct 1796 and probated 18 May 1807 [4g], Charles BALAAM, sadler leaves all of his real and personal estate to his wife Mary and appoints his wife Mary, his brother-in-law Luke KIRSHAW, innholder and his cousin William BALAAM [Jr.] (43), painter coexecutors of his will.† His estate is valued at under £100.† In her will made 5 Jun 1838 and probated 15 Oct 1838 [4g], Mary BALAAM, widow bequeaths £100 to her daughter Mary, wife of George BRADSHAW, farmer, now or late of Collinsville, Madison County, State of Illinois, [USA], North America, and various personal items to her nephew Stephen Gaudern KIRSHAW and to her four nieces Elizabeth KIRSHAW, Jane, widow of her late nephew Charles KIRSHAW, Mary Ann, wife of Joseph GRAY, and Georgina TEBBUTT.† Her estate is valued at under £200.
41.†††† Thomas BALAAM
BALAAMís wife is known to be
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Frances Anne, born
††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Thomas Burton, born
††††††††††††††† iv.†††† Henry, buried
††††††††††††††† v.†††† Julia, buried
††††††††††††††† vi.†††† Charles Burton, buried
1814 Thomas BALAAM (42), hairdresser
as sole surviving heir to the estate of his father Charles BALAAM (37) found himself firmly bound to the
Lord Bishop of Peterborough in the amount of £100, representing the two £50
loans mentioned above in connection with Charles BALAAMís will and again in
connection with his aunt, Mary BULL COLLINS (38).† On
††††††††††† ďWhereas Charles Balaam (37) late of the Town of Northampton aforesaid Sadler sometime since departed this Life having first duly made and published his last Will and Testament in Wri-ting bearing date on or about the eleventh day of March which was in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty five and thereof duly constituted and appointed his Wife Ann Balaam (40) his Brother William Balaam (20) and his Friend Samuel Treslove (13) Executors .... except as to a certain Term of one thousand Years raised ..... upon a certain Messuage ..... in the Town of Northampton aforesaid in and by one Indenture bearing date on or about the twentieth day of February  and made or mentioned to be made between Benjamin Bull Collins Son and Heir of John Bull Collins Sadler deceased and Mary Bull Collins (38) Widow and Relict of the said John Bull Collins and Mother of the said Benjamin Bull Collins of the one part and Ann Honour Spinster of the other part And which said Term of one thousand Years by divers mesne Assignments thereof and particularly by an Indenture of Assignment bearing date the twenty fourth day of June which was in the year of our Lord  and made between Catherine Morris the Executrix named and appointed in and by the last Will and Testament of the said Ann Honour deceased and also the residuary Legatee therein named of the first part John Shortgrave Ironmonger of the second part Robert Balaam (35) Sadler one of the Aldermen of the said Town
††††††† of Northampton of the third part and the said Charles Balaam (37) a Person named in Trust for the said Robert Balaam of the fourth part was assigned to or otherwise became vested in the said Charles Balaam his executors administrators and assigns for all the remainder thereof In Trust to attend the Inheritance of the said Premises And whereas the said Ann Balaam William Balaam and Samuel Treslove have all since departed this Life and the said Ann Balaam afterwards Ann Walker survived her Co-Executors the said William Balaam and Samuel Treslove but died intes-tate ..... Then the above written Obligation to be void and of none effect.Ē
43.†††† Penelope BALAAM
assignment is based on the fact that Penelopeís address given in the St.
Peterís burial register was
44.†††† William BALAAM Jr.,, painter
††††††††††† William BALAAMís wife Anne Maria ó ?
ó† was buried
††††††††††††††† i.††††† Anne
†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Richard Bosworth, born
†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Penelope,
†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Amelia,
45.†††† Samuel BALAAM
††††††††††† This may be the Samuel BALAAM who married Susanna,
daughter of John and Jane COMMIN and had the following children, all baptized
†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Susanna,
†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Penelope,
††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Jane, bapt.
Xtofer (Christopher) BALAM of Saitherborough and Elizabeth MATTISON married
John, son of William and
Jane BALAAM, bapt.
Phebe BALAAM, spinster and
Joseph WOOLSTON, bachelor, both of All Saints, married 14 Oct 1759 by banns in
All Saints, witnessed by Chas. BALAAM and Alexander PHILLIPS.† Joseph, a tapster, was buried
Thomas BAALAM [sic] buried
Edward BALAAM, infant, buried
Henry BALAAM, 10 of
William BALAAM, 5 months of The Mounts buried
Mary BALAAM, 20 of The Mounts buried
Louisa BALAAM, 16 of Black Lion Hill buried
The HICKMAN Family
3.†††† Samuel HICKMAN, carrier
††††††††††† Several records show Rebecca (4) to be the wife of Samuel HICKMAN (3), carrier of
††††††††††††††† i.††††† John, bapt.
†††††† 2†††††† ii.††††† Elizabeth, bapt.
_ Nov 1679, buried
†††† 46††††† iii.††††† Ann, bapt. _ Apr 1682.
†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Mary, bapt. _ Mar 1683/4; married Francis BOOTH
of St. Peterís
†††††††††††††† v.††††† Samuell, bapt.
†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Samuell,
††† 47††††† vii.††††† Rebecka, bapt.
†††††††††††† viii.††††† John, bapt.
†††††††††††††† ix.††††† John, bapt.
††† 48†††††† x.††††† Matthias,
††† 49†††††† xi.††††† Jane, bapt.
††††††††††† In his will made 17 Sep 1722 and probated 31 Dec 1722 [4i], Samuel HICKMAN (2), carrier of Gold St. in the Town of Northampton bequeaths all his shop goods and household goods to his wife Rebecca (3) and the remainder of his real and personal estate to his son Matthias (48) in trust for the support of his daughters Ann HICKMAN (46), Rebecca GILL (47), Elizabeth (2) the wife of Thomas TRESLOVE (8), and Jane (49) the wife of John KINGSTON.† The special provisions made for Ann, 40 years old at the time this will was written, suggests that she was not fully capable of caring for herself.
††††††††††† The baptismal records for Matthias (48) and the third John both list their father as ďSamuell Hickman,
2.†††† Elizabeth HICKMAN
††††††††††† For further details see Thomas TRESLOVE, tailor (1) above.
47.†††† Rebecca HICKMAN
††††††††††† No record was found of Rebeccaís marriage to ó ? ó GILL, but the All Saints registers between 1700 and 1720 are in very poor condition and large parts of it are unreadable.† No GILL was found among the baptism and burial registers that might have revealed her husbandís first name.
48.†††† Matthias HICKMAN
††††††††††† An M. HICKMAN (Matthias ?) was one of the witnesses to Samuel TRESLOVEís (22) will of 1762 [4c].† A codicil dated 21 Jul 1783 attached to Henry WOOLLEYís (11) will reveals that Matthias HICKMAN (48), like his father before him, was a Cambridge carrier by occupation [4b]:
††††† ďWhereas John Palmer late of the Town of Northampton in the County of Northampton Oxford Carrier did by his last Will and Testament in Writing duly executed and attested bearing Date on or about the Twentieth day of October One thousand seven hundred and fifty eight appoint Matthias Hickman late of the Town of Northampton aforesaid Cambridge Carrier and myself Executors of his said Will and also Trustees under the same for the several purposes therein particularly mentioned And whereas as surviving Executor under the said Will I have now in my Hands the Sum of One Hundred and twenty Pounds the Interest whereof (the Wife of the said John Palmer being dead) is payable to Mary his Daughter for her Life upon whose Decease the said Principal Sum of One hundred and twenty Pounds and all Interest then due thereon will descend to me my Executors Administrators and Assigns as in and by the said in part recited Will Reference being thereunto had will more fully appear In Order therefore to secure the regular Annual Payment of the Interest of the aforesaid Sum of One hundred and twenty Pounds to the said Mary Palmer during her Natural Life I Henry Woolley do by this Codicil annexed to my Will which Will bears Date on or about the third day of September which was in the Year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and eighty two direct my loving Wife to pay legal Interest to the said Mary Palmer for the said Sum of One hundred and twenty Pounds ....Ē.
49.†††† Jane HICKMAN
††††††††††† Jane HICKMAN (49)
and John KINGSTON, both of All Saints, were married
††††††††††††††† i.††††† John, buried
††††††††††††††† ii.††††† Samuel, buried
†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Mathias Hickman of All Saints buried
Amie HICKMAN of Wallgrave and Thomas SLEACK of Holcot
Richard HICKMAN and Elizabeth SMITH of Newnham married
John HICKMAN and Mary DANKER married
ó ? ó HICKMAN, letter carrier died 1672/3 in Isham, NTH .
Richard HICKMAN buried
John HICKMAN buried
Joseph, son of Will. HIKMAN, a traveler, bapt.
Elizabeth HICKMAN and Richard MARRIOTT both of
Mary HICKMAN of Stowe and Robert ROBERTS of Whitfield
Frances HICKMAN and Richard BROWN of Potterspury
Robert HICKMAN of Linford Magna, Buckinghamshire and
Rebecca RICHARDSON of
Sarah HICKMAN and Charles COOK, both of All Saints,
Sarah HICKMAN, infant buried
Anne HICKMAN, infant buried
Martha HICKMAN of Long Buckby and David ANDREW of St.
William HICKMAN and Charlotte ABBOT married
The PEACOCK Family
††††††††††† There are no PEACOCK entries in the
Bishopís Transcripts for Upton near Northampton other than the marriage of
Penelope PEACOCK (12) to Samuel
TRESLOVE (6), and only two entries
in the parish registers of the four Northampton churches for PEACOCK from other
places in the county (see unplaced), though a few POCOCK were found. The
personal name index [19c] has several cards for PEACOCK in the county but only
Richard PEACOCK of Níton [19c].
John PEACOCK and Mary DIBBS of Castle Ashby, NTH
William PEACOCK and Rachel FAIRY of Yardley married
Mary PEACOCK of Henley, Oxfordshire and Robert
AISCOUGH of Cole Ashby, NTH married
Sarah and Anne, twin daughters of Richard and
Elizabeth POCOCK, born
Sarah POCOCK, pauper, buried
The DARNELL Family
50.†††† Richard DARNELL, hostler
††††††††††† Richard DARNELL was buried
††††††††††††††† ii.††††† ó ? ó [unreadable],
††††††††††† There are several DARNELL listings
in the indexes of wills [1,2] and in the personal name
index [19a] for Northamptonshire.
Richard DARNELL of
Richard DARNELL of
Frederick DARNELL, 5 of Weston Row, buried
Elizabeth DARNELL, 40 of Chalk Lane, buried
Eliza DARNELL, 8 months of Weston Row, buried
Joseph DARNELL of
Government of the Town of
††††††††††† It is noteworthy that several of the persons named in this study served as Aldermen of the Town of Northampton in addition to their regular occupations:† Robert BALAAM (35), identified as an Alderman in Thomas Balaamís ďAdconĒ , Henry WOOLLEY (11) in his burial record in All Saints, Robert TRASLER in his burial record in St. Giles, and Samuel TRESLOVE (13) in his burial record in St. Peterís.† The book The Records of the Borough of Northampton  shows just how deeply some of our ancestors were involved in town government.
††††††††††† The Town of
Joseph WOOLSTON Jr. (husband of Phoebe BALAAM):† Bailiff 1737/8, Chamberlain 1738-9 (vol. 2, pp. 564, 569).
Robert BALAAM (35):†† Bailiff 1751-2, Chamberlain 1764-5, Mayor 1765-6.† ďIt was under the rule of Robert Balaam, mayor in 1765-6, that Ďthe antient custom of having Plumb cakes at the Mayorís choice was dropt, to the vexation of many.íĒ (vol. 2, pp. 40, 554, 564, 569).
Robert TRASLER, merchant:† Bailiff 1760-1, Mayor 1777-8 (vol. 2, pp. 123, 554, 565).
Henry WOOLLEY (11):† Bailiff 1768-9, Mayor 1769-70 (vol. 2, pp. 554, 565).
William BALAAM (20):† Bailiff 1776-7.†† ď3rd part of Close, near St. Pulchreís [sic] Church, leased to William Balaam from 11 Mar 1779 to Lady Day 1799 for annual rent of 2£ 6s 8dĒ (vol. 2, pp. 370, 371, 565).
Charles BALAAM (37):† Bailiff 1780-1.
Charles BALAAM Jr. (41):† Serjeant-at-Mace, 1801-06.† ďIn 1804 the great mace was cleaned by Charles Balaam, the mayorís serjeant, for 5s, and a like sum was paid him for a similar duty in 1806Ē (vol. 2, pp. 82, 85, 565, 571).
Samuel TRESLOVE (13):† Bailiff 1785-6, Mayor 1786-7 (vol. 2, pp. 554, 565).
Luke KIRSHAW (Charles BALAAM Jrís brother-in-law.):† Bailiff 1802-3, Chamberlain 1806-7, Mayor 1807-8 (Vol. 2, pp. 554, 566, 570).
William TRASLER:† Bailiff 1803-4 (vol. 2, p. 566).
John BULL COLLINS (son of Robert BALAAMís daughter Mary (38):† Bailiff 1806-7 (vol. 2, p. 566).
††††††††††† Two others were involved in the election of burgesses to
serve as Members of Parliament in
Table 1.† Sources of Vital Data Extracted from the Parish Registers
(Number of microfiches in each group given in parentheses)
††††††††††††††† ††††††† Baptisms†††††††††††††††††††††††† Marriages†††††††††††††††††††††††† Burials†††††††††††††††††††††††† Fiche No.
††††††††††††††††††† 1560-1722 (24)†††††††††††††††††† 1559-1722 (8)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1559-1722 (15)†††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,174
††††††††††††††††††† 1722-1812 (29)†††††††††††††††††† 1721-1754 (4)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1721-1812 (15)†††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,175
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1754-1828 (44)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,184-6
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1813-1904 (11)†††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,198-9
††††††††††††††††††† 1559-1746 (13)†††††††††††††††††† 1559-1747 (10)†††††††††††††††††††††† 1559-1748 (8)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,286
††††††††††††††††††† 1748-1812 (10)†††††††††††††††††† 1748-1765 (2)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1748-1812 (12)†††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,287
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1754-1812 (4)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,294-5
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1813-1837 (4)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,308
††††††††††††††††††† 1578-1737 (2)†††††††††††††††††††† 1578-1736 (2)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1578-1736 (2)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,350
††††††††††††††††††† 1737-1797 (1)†††††††††††††††††††† 1737-1754 (1)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1737-1797 (1)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,351
††††††††††††††††††† 1796-1812 (1)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1796-1812 (1)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,352
††††††††††††††††††† 1813-1856 (2)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,353
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1756-1837 (2)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,358-60
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1813-1963 (3)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,364-5
††††††††††††††††††† 1571-1721 (7)†††††††††††††††††††† 1566-1723 (7)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1571-1722 (6)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,366
††††††††††††††††††† 1723-1778 (8)†††††††††††††††††††† 1723-1753 (5)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 1723-1778 (6)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,367
††††††††††††††††††† 1779-1812 (4)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1779-1812 (3)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,368
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1754-1812 (4)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,382-3
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1813-1834 (4)†††††††††††††††††††††††† 6,128,403
The Great Fire of 1675
††††††††††† The baptism register for St. Sepulchre contains a first-hand
account of the great fire of 1675, mentioned in Volume 3 of the ďVictoria
History of the
††††††††††††††† ďThe 20.th day of September 1675 happened a most dreadful ffire in this towne of Northampton beginning in ye west end of St. Maryís Street which consumed & burnt downe in three or ffour hours almost all the towne & disinhabitted about 700 famalies with the Church of All Saints & ye Crosse it burnt all ye horse market next part of ye Gold Street all ye Checker part of ye Bridge Street part of ye Steer market all Newland almost all Abington Street & all St. Giles Street except here & there a odd house.Ē
† 1.†††††† W.P.W.
Phillimore, Ed., A Calendar of Wills
Relating to the Counties of
† 2.†††††† L. Drucker, Ed., Administrations in the Archdeaconry of Northampton (1667-1710), British Record Soc., London, 1947, vol. 70, viii + 855 pp;† Krauss reprint 1979.
† 3.†††††† Probate
Registry, The Prerogative Court of
† 4.†††††† Probate Registry, The Archdeaconry Court of Northampton.† (a) LDS Film No. 187758 (Ann TRESLOVE, 1770).† (b) LDS Film No. 187773 (Samuel TRESLOVE, Thomas TRASLER, Henry WOOLLEY and Charles BALAAM, all 1785).† (c) LDS Film No. 187750 (Samuel TRESLOVE, 1762).† (d) LDS Film No. 187771 (Elizabeth TRESLOVE, 1783). (e) LDS Film No. 187792 (Robert TRASLER, 1804).† (f) LDS Film No. 187,802 (William TRASLER, 1812).† (f) LDS Film No. 187776 (Robert BALAAM, 1788).† (g) LDS Film No. 187795 (Charles BALAAM Jr., 1807).† (h) LDS Film No. 187831 (Mary BALAAM, 1838).† (i) LDS Film No. 187651 (Samuel HICKMAN, 1722).
† 5.†††††† Bishopís
† 6.†††††† John
M. Wilson, ďThe Imperial Gazetteer of
† 7.†††††† IGI, Grandborough, Buckinghamshire, batch no. M073272.
† 8.†††††† IGI, Stone, Buckinghamshire, batch no.C130112.
† 9.†††††† IGI,
10.††††††† Deeds, Bundle 6, http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk/.
11.††††††† Miscellaneous Sessions Papers for 1782, http://www.a2a.pro.gov.uk/.
12.††††††† Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 to 1834, http://hri.shef.ac.uk/.
14.††††††† J. Charles Cox, Ed., ďThe Records of the Borough of NorthamptonĒ, Corp. of the County Borough of Northampton, xii + 602 pp. (1898), in LDS Film No. 973,132.
15.††††††† IGI, St. James,
16.††††††† LDS Film No. 187804.† (a) Administration Bond (Thomas BALAAM et al., 1814).† (b) Bond for Adcon de bonis non cum Test.o annex.o (Thomas BALAAM, 1814).† ††††††††††
17.††††††† Dr. Williams Library for
19.††††††† Personal Name Index (to records in the Northamptonshire
20.††††††† Castle Ashby Marriage Register 1721-1753, LDS Fiche No. 6,126,965.
††††††††††† I am deeply indebted to Bruce Edwards whose seminal research traced our Australian Walker line back to Josiah Henry WALKER (p. 14) and beyond, providing me the starting point for this research.† I am also grateful to Kathy Pearson for her researches on other branches of our family tree and to Barbara Stoodly, Deirdre Sandes and others for helpful discussions and encouragement.