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Abbot††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Pell††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† ††††††††† Buckinghamshire

Aiscough††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Plomer††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5††††††††††† Castle Thorpe†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9

Alliston††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Pool††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Fenny Stratford††††††††††††††††††††† 11

Amos†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5††††††††††† Pritchett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Grandborough†††††††††††††††††††† 5,23

Andrew††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Pulsford††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5,6††††††††††† Linford Magna†††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Atterbury††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Richardson††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Stone†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5,23

Balaam††††††††††††† 2-5,9,13-18,21-24††††††††††† Roberts††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Barret†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5††††††††††† Sanders††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††† Dorset

Beckett†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† Scarborough†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Poole††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14

Berry††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† Seaton††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5

Bliss†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14††††††††††† Segary†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5,7††††††††††† ††††††††† Greater London

Booth†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18††††††††††† Signy††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Hammersmith††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5

Bradshaw††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16††††††††††† Sleack†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† London†††††††††††††† 5-9,11,13,15,24

Brigstock†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Slinn†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Paddington†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6

Brown†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10,20††††††††††† Smith†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12,20††††††††††† Westminster††††††† 5,6,8,17,23,24

Bull Collins††††††††††† 13,15,16,21,22††††††††††† Spence†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9†††††††††††

Burbridge††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Talbot††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† ††††††††† Northamptonshire

Burton†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3-5,7††††††††††† Taylor††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† Brampton†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10

Butlin†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8††††††††††† Tebbutt††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16††††††††††† Castle Ashby††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Callis††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Tombs††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Cold Ashby††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Chambers††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Treslove††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† all††††††††††† Daventry†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14

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Commin††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 17††††††††††† Vores††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Greens Norton††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9

Cook†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Walker††††††††††††††††††††††† 12,14,15,24††††††††††† Harlestone††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10,12

Coulson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 12††††††††††† Walls††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††† Harrington†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9

Cox†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4,5,8††††††††††† Warner†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2††††††††††† Holcot††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Danker††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18,20††††††††††† Warren†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††† Isham†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Darnell††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2,13,20,21††††††††††† Watts†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 11††††††††††† Kettering†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15

Dibbs†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††† Wilkinson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7,11††††††††††† Kislingbury†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Dickinson††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14††††††††††† Williams†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8††††††††††† Little Harrowden††††††††††††††††††† 11

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††††††††††† ________________________††††††††††† Northampton, Town of†††††††† all

Flower†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2,9††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Preston††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 21

Gaudern†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 15††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Saitherborough††††††††††††††††††††† 17

Gibson†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 7††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Stowe††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10,20

Gill†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18,19††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Thornby††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10

Gray††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Upton near Northíton†††† 4,7,23

Gurford††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wallgrave††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Harris†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 10††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Watford†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 21

Haynes††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Whitfield†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Hickman†††††††††††††††††† 2,18,19,22,23††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wellingborough†††††††††††††††††††† 16

Hill††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 14††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Yardley††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Jarman†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 13,15†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Kingston††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 18,19††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††† Oxfordshire

Kirshaw††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 16,21††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Henley†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20

Larue†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5,6†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Lightfoot†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 8††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††† Surrey

Marriott†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 20††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Camberwell††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6

Marshall††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 9††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Dulwich†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6

Mattison††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 17††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Peckham††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3, 6

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Palmer††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 19††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††† U. S. of A.

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††††††††††† 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 Northampton, NTH unless stated otherwise.

††††††††††† 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 County of NorthamptonĒ series contains photographs and floor plans of the four churches.Except for St. Peterís, there are no Bishopís Transcripts to fall back on.Marriages that took place in St. Peterís during the years 1655-1812 are also covered in Boydís Marriage Index. The b,m,d data reported on this website were extracted by me from the microfiche collection of the LDS Family History Library (Table, p. 22).The All Saints parish registers appear to be complete but some parts of the 1600s and early 1700s are in very poor condition and virtually unreadable.All vital (b,m,d) data reported in this article are taken from the parish registers of these four churches unless indicated otherwise.





††††††††††† The earliest member of this family who I can positively identify as my ancestor is Thomas TRESLOVE (? - 1750), tailor of Northampton, NTH.There are a few earlier Treslove entries in the parish registers of all four churches, the earliest being the marriage of Margaret TRACELOVE and Thomas FLOWER in 1608, but no earlier wills back to 1510 [1,2]. Since Thomas TRESLOVE was baptized as an adult it seems doubtful that his parents will ever be known.

††††††††††† The TRESLOVE name itself is quite scarce.There are only 45 entries (exact spelling) in the IGI for the British Isles, 12 of them in Northamptonshire. There are no Tresloves in the surname index of the Family History Library Catalog and no listing for the Treslove Family in GenForum before I applied for one in 2002.The IGI has many more entries for TRUSLOVE (484), TRASLER (158), TRESLER (128) and a few TRACELOVE (6) in the British Isles, which leads me to believe that TRESLOVE is a regional pronunciation in the Midlands for the surname TRUSLOVE.


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, on6 Feb 1708/9 in St. Sepulchre, though both were of the parish of All Saints.Elizabeth was baptized _ Nov 1679 in All Saints and buried 29 Dec 1736, in St. Peterís; for further details see the HICKMAN family on pp. 17-18.On 8 Aug 1745 Thomas married Ann WARNER (5) in St. Sepulchre, both being of the parish of All Saints.Thomas died before Dec 1750 when his will was probated [3a], and Ann was buried 23 Nov 1770 in St. Peterís.Children of Thomas and Elizabeth TRESLOVE, all baptized in All Saints:




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†††† 6†††††††† i.††††† Samuel, born 23 Feb 1709/10 (bapt. 6 Mar), buried 9 Mar 1785 in St. Peterís.

††††††††††††††† ii.††††† John, born 20 Aug 1711 (bapt. 3 Sep), buried 19 May 1712 in All Saints.

†††† 7††††††† iii.††††† Elizabeth, born 20 Feb 1712/3 (bapt. 9 Mar), buried 19 Jun 1783 in St. Peterís.

†††† 8††††††† iv.††††† Thomas, born 19 Apr 1714 (bapt. 10 May), died 14 Dec 1790 in Peckham, Surrey [3a], buried 20 Dec 1790 in St. Peterís.

†††† 9††††††† v.††††† John, born 28 Feb 1715/6 (bapt. 8 Mar).

†† 10††††††† vi.††††† Ann, born 21 Jul 1717 (bapt. 26 Jul), buried 31 May 1805 in All Saints.

††††††††††††† vii.††††† Rebecca, born 24 Aug 1721 (bapt. 17 Sep), buried 1 Dec 1721 in All Saints.

†††††††††††† viii.††††† Mary, buried 10 May 1726 in All Saints.


††††††††††† 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 sayImprimis 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 PoundsItem 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 8 Nov 1768 and probated 26 Dec 1770 [4a], does not identify her husband by name but itís clear from the contents of the will that she was Thomas TRESLOVEís widow but not the mother of his children.In this will she gives £10 to each of the children of her late [unnamed] husband, to wit Samuel TRESLOVE the elder (6), Elizabeth TRESLOVE widow (7), Thomas TRESLOVE widower (8), John TRESLOVE (9) and Ann (10) the wife of Henry WOOLLEY(11), and various personal items to Samuel TRESLOVE the elderís wife Penelope (12) and to her late husbandís grandchildren Samuel TRESLOVE the younger (13), Penelope BALAAM (14), Thomas TRESLOVE (15), Ann TRESLOVE (16), Mary TRESLOVE (17), Elizabeth TRESLOVE (18), and Henry WOOLLEYís daughter Elizabeth BURTON (19).




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Second Generation

6.†† Samuel TRESLOVE, tailor

††††††††††† Samuel TRESLOVE (6) and Penelope PEACOCK (12), both of the parish of All Saints, were married by license 2 Mar 1740/1 in Upton near Northampton [5].This village, so called to distinguish it from another Upton in the same county, lies 1ĺ miles west of the Northampton railway station.It contains just 7 houses and 36 inhabitants but nevertheless has its own parish church, St. Michaelís [6].Penelope was buried 4 Apr 1785 in St. Peterís; her origins are unknown (fur further details see the PEACOCK family on p. 19).Children of Samuel and Penelope TRESLOVE, all baptized in All Saints:


††††††††††††††† i.††††† Elizabeth, born 13 Jan 1741/2 (bapt. 19 Jan)..

†† 13†††††††† ii.††††† Samuel, born 3 Jul 1744 (bapt. 30 Jul), buried 2 Nov 1800 in St. Peterís.

†† 14††††††† iii.††††† Penelope, born 2 Nov 1745 (bapt. 21 Nov).

†† 15††††††† iv.††††† Thomas, born 5 May 1747 (bapt. 2 Jun).

†† 16††††††† v.††††† Ann, born 20 Sep 1748 (bapt. 17 Oct).

†† 17††††††† vi.††††† Mary, born 19 Dec 1749 (bapt. 23 Dec), buried 30 May 1833 in St. Peterís.

†† †††††††††† vii.††††† John, born 1 Jun 1751 (bapt. 13 Jul), buried 23 Sep 1751 in St. Peterís.

†† 18††††† viii.††††† Elizabeth, born 22 Jul 1753 (bapt. 16 Aug).

††††††††††† 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 7 Dec 1744 in St. Peterís.Samuel was buried 9 Dec 1761 in St. Peterís. If he was one of the twins born 12 Sep 1720 (bapt. 9 Oct in All Saints) to Robert and Elizabeth TRESLOVE (see this family under unplaced , p. 10), and if their fathers were brothers, Samuel and Elizabeth would be first cousins, but their actual relationship is unknown.Only child of Samuel and Elizabeth TRESLOVE, baptized in All Saints:


†† 23†††††††† i.††††† John, born 12 Dec 1745 (bapt. 3 Jan 1745/6)


††††††††††† 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 29 Mar 1759 he reduces the legacy to his son to £100.In her will made 7 Oct 1782 and probated 23 Jun 1783 [4d], Elizabeth TRESLOVE, widow bequeathes personal property to her brothers Thomas (8) and Samuel (6) TRESLOVE, to her sister Ann (10) the wife of Henry WOOLLEY (11) and to her niece Elizabeth BURTON (19), widow.Since she does not mention her son John (23), he is presumed to have died sometime between 1759 and 1782.




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8.†† Thomas TRESLOVE, Esq., haberdasher

††††††††††† Thomas TRESLOVE (8) and Sarah (24), daughter of William and Hannah PLOMER, were married 25 Sep 1740 in Grandborough, Buckinghamshire [7].Sarah was baptized 28 Dec 1716 in Stone, Buckinghamshire [8] and buried 9 Feb 1766 in St. Peterís, Northampton.Children of Thomas and Sarah TRESLOVE, all baptized in St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex [9a]:


††††††††††† i, ii.†††††† Sarah and Finetta (twins), born 28 Jun 1743 (bapt. same day).

†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Maria, born 18 Oct 1744 (bapt. 26 Oct).


††††††††††† 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.ĒAdministration 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 [8].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 mycousin 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 Church in Northampton (where he was in fact buried 20 Dec 1790) and to have a monument erected there in memory of himself and his father, for which he provides his executors £150 to cover expenses.His two nephews Samuel (13) and Thomas (15) TRESLOVE and James BALAAM (32) of Monument Yard, London, Fish Merchant are named joint Executors of his will.




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††††††††† ē†††† Thomas TRESLOVE of St. Martinís Lane in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields and Sarah his wife:Assignment re. lands in West Wycombe, 9 Aug 1765 [10].

††††††††† 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) [11].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 29 Jun 1785 when Mary GREEN was charged with simple grand larceny in the theft of 26 oz. of white silk, value 20 shillings, from Thomas TRESLOVE and Henry PULSFORD on 25 Jun 1785 [12].Thomas and Henry were partners in the firm ďTreslove, Pulsford & Son, Button-sellers and Haberdashers, 40 St. Martinís Lane, WestminsterĒ [13].

††††††††††† Thomas TRESLOVEís will shows that he maintained a house on St. Martinís Lane in the City of Westminster as well as a country home in Peckham, Surrey.Sarah TRESLOVEís address at the time of her decease was Dulwich, Surrey.Peckham and Dulwich at that time were hamlets in the Parish and District of Camberwell, Surrey just a few miles SSE of St. Paulís [6], but were swallowed up by London during its southward expansion in the nineteenth century and are now

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 Boston at the time he made his will on 2 Jul 1751 [3d].In it he leaves all of his estate both real and personal to his wife Mary (33) of Panton Square, Parish of St. James Westminster, expressing his desire that she provide for her sister Susannah TURNER (31), an orphan who has no person but himself to introduce her into the world and care for her well being.His will, probated 30 Sep 1773 (twenty-two years later), further provides that after his decease all of his assets are to be sold or valued, divided into six equal parts and distributed equally among his brothers Samuel (6) and Thomas (8) TRESLOVE, sisters Elizabeth TRESLOVE (7) and Ann WOOLLEY (10), brother-in-law [blank] TRESLOVE (22) and sister-in-law Susannah TURNER (31).The time and place of his marriage to Mary TURNER (33) are unkown.

††††††††††† 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.




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10.†† Ann TRESLOVE

††††††††††† Ann TRESLOVE (10) and Henry WOOLLEY (11), gentleman, both of the parish of All Saints, were married by license 5 Apr 1741 in Upton near Northampton [5].Henry, the son of Richard and Martha WOOLLEY, was baptized 7 Apr 1719 in St. Peterís and died before 2 Mar 1785 when his will was probated [4b].Children of Mr. Henry WOOLLEY, schoolmaster (but stationer 1750-54) and his wife Ann, all but the first three baptized in All Saints:


†† 19†††††††† i.††††† Elizabeth

†† 25†††††††† ii.††††† Thomas, buried 10 Apr 1797 in St. Peterís.

†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Ann, buried 10 Jun 1746 in All Saints.

†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Ann, born 13 Dec 1746 (bapt. 24 Dec), buried 31 Dec 1746 in All Saints.

†††††††††††††† v.††††† Sarah, born 6 Apr 1748 (bapt. 21 Apr), buried 13 Jun 1748 in All Saints.

†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Henrietta, born 25 Apr 1749 (bapt. 15 May), buried 16 Sep 1749 in All Saints.

††††††††††††† vii.††††† Henry, born 20 Jun 1750 (bapt. 9 Jul), buried 2 Apr 1753 in All Saints.

†††††††††††† viii.††††† Ann, born 11 Jun 1751 (bapt 9 Jul), buried 26 Jul 1752 in All Saints.

†† 28††††††† ix.††††† Mary, born 5 Aug 1752 (bapt. _ Sep).

†††††††††††††† x.††††† Frances, born 18 Nov 1753 (bapt. 23 Nov), buried 1 Dec 1753 in All Saints.

†† 27††††††† xi.††††† Ann, born 24 Dec 1754 (bapt. 26 Dec), buried 9 Feb 1784 in All Saints.

†† 29†††††† xii.††††† Frances, born 24 Dec 1754 (bapt. 26 Dec).

†† 26††††† xiii.††††† Henry Kilby, born 30 Mar 1757 (bapt. 17 May).

†† 30††††† xiv.††††† Rebekah, born 23 Sep 1759 (bapt. 24 Oct).


††††††††††† 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), Lincoln College, Oxford and Master of the Free School, Northampton, was appointed joint curate of St. Peterís (Northampton) and St. Michaelís (Upton near Northampton) parishes on 21 Dec 1770 [5].



Third Generation

13.†† Samuel TRESLOVE, tailor

††††††††††† Samuel 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 23 Mar 1827 at age 79.Children of Samuel and Alice TRESLOVE, all baptized together on 26 Jul 1784 in All Saints:




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†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Thomas, buried 4 Jun 1771 at St. Peterís.

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Sarah Anne, born 17 Aug 1774.

††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Thomas, born 25 Jul 1775.

††††††††††††††† iv.†††† John, born 7 May 1776.

††††††††††††††† v.†††† Ambrose, b. 26 Aug 1780.

††††††††††††††† vi.†††† James, born 9 Nov 1781.

†††††††††††††† vii.†††† Penelope, born 16 Jul 1784.


14.†† Penelope TRESLOVE

††††††††††† Several records show Penelope TRESLOVE (14) to be the wife of William BALAAM (20), painter of Northampton, but no record of their marriage has been found.William was born

12 May 1742 (baptized ? May) in All Saints and was buried 27 Apr 1794 in St. Peterís.For further details see the BALAAM family in the next section of this report, pp. 13-18.


15.†† Thomas TRESLOVE, button seller

††††††††††† Thomas TRESLOVE (15) and Harriett LIGHTFOOT were married 13 Feb 1770 in St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex [9c].Harriett was baptized 9 Aug 1748 in St. James Westminster, daughter of William and Hannah LIGHTFOOT [15] and was buried 15 Dec 1778 in St. Peterís, Northampton.Children of Thomas and Harriett TRESLOVE, all baptized in St. Martin in the Fields:


†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Harriett, bapt. 30 Dec 1770, buried 5 Apr 1784 at St. Peterís.

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Thomas, bapt. 29 Dec 1771.

††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Penelope, bapt. 17 Jul 1774; married 8 Nov 1806 Thomas BUTLIN in St. George Hanover Sq., Middlesex.

††††††††††††††† iv.†††† Thomas Crosby, bapt. 27 Sep 1775; will probated 12 May 1841 [3f].

††††††††††††††† v.†††† Frances Mary, bapt. 20 Jul 1777.

††††††††††††††† vi.†††† William Lightfoot, bapt. 27 Dec 1778.


16.†† Ann TRESLOVE

††††††††††† Ann TRESLOVE (16) and William WILLIAMS were married 31 Jul 1788 in St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex [9c].They are probably the Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS who witnessed the opening of the box containing Thomas TRESLOVE (8) Esq.ís will by his housekeeper at his house in Peckham, Surrey on 14 Dec 1791, the day of his death, according to a deposition of James BALAAM, Fishmonger of New Fish St., London, one of the executors of the will [3c].Children of William and Ann WILLIAMS, both baptized in St. Martin in the Fields [9a]:


††††††††††††††† i.††††† John, bapt. 16 Nov 1784.

††††††††††††††† ii.††††† Evan, bapt. 26 Feb 1786.


17.†† Mary TRESLOVE

††††††††††† Mary TRESLOVE (17), spinster and Edward COX (21), bachelor were married by license 2 Mar 1774 in All Saints; the marriage was witnessed by Samuel (13) and Ann (16) TRESLOVE.Edward COX, joiner was brought from All Saints Parish and buried in 15 Jan 1802 in St. Peterís at age 65.Mary COX of Kings Head Lane, Northampton was buried 30 May 1833 in St. Peterís at age 83.Children of Edward and Mary COX, all baptized in All Saints:




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††††††††††††††† i.††††† Maria, born 6 Mar 1775 (bapt. 16 Mar), buried 20 Feb 1776 in St. Peterís.

††††††††††††††† ii.††††† Treslove, born 16 Feb 1776 (bapt. 2_ Apr), buried 17 May 1776 in St. Peterís.

†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Harriet, born 3 Jul 1777 (bapt. 2≠_ Jul).

†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Edward, born 10 Jul 1778 (bapt. 20 Jul), buried 9 Apr 1779 in St. Peterís.

†††††††††††††† v.††††† Edward, born 26 Jan 1780 (bapt. 2_ Feb), buried 2 Nov 1780 in St. Peterís.

†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Edward Treslove, born 16 Jul 1781 (bapt. 1_ Aug).

††††††††††††† vii.††††† Penelope, born 15 May 1783 (bapt. 2_ May), buried 23 May 1783 in St. Peterís.

†††††††††††† viii.††††† Georgina, born 17 May 1785 (bapt. 4 Jun), buried 7 Feb 1786 in St. Peterís.

†††††††††††††† ix.††††† George William, born 17 Sep 1787 (bapt. 5 Oct).

†††††††††††††† x.††††† Eliza, b. 30 Oct 1789 (bapt. 23 Jan 1790).


18.†† Elizabeth TRESLOVE

††††††††††† Elizabeth TRESLOVE (18), spinster of All Saints and James BALAAM (32) of the Parish of St. Margaret, New Fish St., London were married 23 Jun 1787 in All Saints; the marriage was witnessed by P. BALAAM (14) and Thomas TRESLOVE Esq. (8).For further details see the BALAAM family in the next section of this report.



Margaret TRACELOVE and Thomas FLOWER married 21 Sep 1608 in St. Sepulchre.

EdwardTRUELOVE and Anna TALBOT of Northíton married 3 Jan 1662/3 by banns in St. Peterís.

Thomas TRESLOVEand Ann TAYLOR married _ Dec 1669 in All Saints.

Mary, dau. of John TRESLOVE, born 4 Nov 1678 (bapt. 19 Nov) in All Saints.

Ann, wife of Edward TRESLOVE, buried 27 Dec 1680 in St. Peterís (also listed in the St. Giles register).

Sarah, dau. of John TRESLOVE, bapt. 8 Feb 1681/2 in All Saints.

Samuel TRESLOVE and three others take inventory of the estate of Henry CUMBERLIDGE of East Farndon on 11 Nov 1683 [2].

Samuel, son of Samuel TRESLOVE, bodyís maker, bapt. 25 May 1693 in All Saints.

John, son of Samuel TRESLOVE, taylor, bapt. 20 Jan 1694/5 in All Saints.

Thomas TRUELOVE of All Saints and Elizabeth WALLS of Castle Thorpe in the County of Buckingham married 25 Jul 1695 in St. Sepulchre.

Edward TRESLOVE buried 25 Apr 1696 in St. Peterís (also listed in the St. Giles register).

Judith, dau. of Samuel and Mary THRASHLER, born 28 Apr 1697 (bapt. 4 May) in St. Giles.

Sarah TROWELOF and Thomas ELLIOT both of Greens Norton married 6 Mar 1703/4 in St. Sepulchre.

Ann TRESLOVE and John BECKETT, barber both of the Town of Northampton married 29 Jan 1705/6 in St. Sepulchre (also listed in the All Saints register).

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 30 Apr 1709 (bapt. 3 May).

Elizabeth TRASLOVE and Henry FAZEY married 7 Oct 1708 in All Saints.

Ann TRASLER and John BERRY married 15 Jan 1713/4 in All Saints.

Samuel Tracelove, son of Thomas and Judith MARSHALL, born 13 Dec 1715 (bapt. 15 Dec) in St. Giles.

Mary, dau. of Benjamin and Mary TRACELOVE, born 26 Mar 1717 (bapt. 28 Mar) in St. Giles.

Widow TRACELOVE buried 3 Jul 1717 in St. Giles.




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Samuel TRACELOVE, weaver, bapt. (as adult) 23 Jun 1718 in St. Giles.

William TRESLOVE and Mary SIGNY both of Stow married 25 Sep 1725 in St. Sepulchre.

Eliz. TRASLER and John PELL of Moulton married 6 Jan 1729 by banns in St. Giles.

Robert TRACELOVE, buried 22 Dec 1729 at All Saints.Children of Robert and his wife Elizabeth, all baptized in all Saints:

†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Samuel, born 12 Sep 1720 (bapt. 9 Oct).

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Esther, born 12 Sep 1720 (bapt. 9 Oct).

††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Elizabeth, born 13 Jul 1723 (bapt. 4 Aug).

††††††††††††††† iv.†††† William, born 18 Sep 1725 (bapt. 17 Oct), bur. 4 Mar 1728/9.

††††††††††††††† v.†††† Richard, born 28 May 1728 (bapt. 19 Jun).

Ann TRACELOVE and Alexander CHAPMAN married 28 Jan 1730/1 in All Saints.

Elizabeth TRESLOVE and John WARREN of Moulton married 24 Oct 1731 by banns in St. Giles.

Thomas TRASLER of Harlestone, NTH, baker and Hannah HARRIS married 15 Jun 1734 in All Saints.

††††††††††††††† 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 FARRIN married 20 Sep 1738 in All Saints.

Samuel TRESLOVE buried _ Sep 1743 in St. Giles.

Henry TRESLOVE, staymaker, buried 19 Nov 1767 at All Saints Church.Children, all baptized in All Saints:

†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Sarah, born 12 Jun 1734 (bapt. _ Jul), buried 13 Oct 1740.

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Henry, born 20 Dec 1738 (bapt. 6 Jan 1738/9).

††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Samuel, born 20 Dec 1739 (bapt. _ Feb 1739/40), buried 16 Mar 1739/40 in All Saints.

††††††††††††††† iv.†††† Samuel, born 14 Jan 1742/3 (bapt. _ Jan).

Mary TRESLOVE and John POOL married 25 Aug 1742 in All Saints.

Samuell TRACELOVE of All Saints buried 24 Apr 1743 at St. Peterís.

Benjamin TRESLOVE and Martha WRIGHT both of All Saints married 5 Feb 1744/5 by license in All Saints.

Mary TREASLER, maiden buried 30 Dec 1746 in All Saints.

Elizabeth TRESLER and William BROWN married 22 Mar 1752 in All Saints.

Elizabeth TRESLOVE of All Saints and John GURFORD of Thornby married 30 Feb 1753 by license in All Saints.

Benjamin TRESLOVE of Brampton and Elizabeth HARRIS of All Saints married 4 Mar 1753 by banns in All Saints.

Benjamin TRESLOVE, weaver, was buried 6 Feb 1770 in St. Catherineís Church Yard.His wife Mary was buried 28 Aug 1747 in All Saints.Children, all baptized in All Saints:

†††††††††††††††† i.†††† [unreadable], born 30 Sep 1721 (bapt. 16 Oct).

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Sarah, born 21 Oct 1723 (bapt. 17 Nov), buried 7 Apr 1730.

††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Ann, born 14 Jan 1725/6 (bapt. 12 Feb).

††††††††††††††† iv.†††† Elizabeth, born 16 Mar 1727/8 (bapt. 28 Mar 1728).

††††††††††††††† v.†††† James, born 13 Jan 1730/1 (bapt. 22 Jan).




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Robert TRASLER (Treslove, Tresluv, Tresler), alderman, buried 26 Jan 1804 in St. Giles, married (1) 16 Aug 1755 Ann WILKINSON (buried 18 Sep 1763 in St. Giles) in St. Giles and (2) 16 Oct 1765 by license Alice WATTS in St. Giles.There are two references to Robert TRESLER the elder of St. Giles, baker, in the personal name index for Northamptonshire [19d].Children, all baptized in St. Giles:

†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Thomas, bapt. 9 May 1756, buried 23 May 1756 in St. Giles.

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Thomas, bapt. 10 Apr 1757, buried 8 Sep 1757 in St. Giles.

††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Robert, born 2 Jun 1758 (bapt. 11 Jun).

††††††††††††††† iv.†††† Charles, born 7 Jun 1759, buried _ Jun 1759 in St. Giles.

††††††††††††††† v.†††† Sarah, born 14 Jul 1760 (bapt. 21 Aug).

††††††††††††††† vi.†††† Ann, born 19 Oct 1761 (bapt. _ Nov), buried 29 Apr 1762 in St. Giles.

†††††††††††††† vii.†††† John, born 5 Sep 1763 (bapt. 5 Sep), buried 8 Sep 1763 in St. Giles.

††††††††††††††† 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 22 Jun 1769 at All Saints.

Mary TRASLER (but signed Martha) and Richard ALLISTON of St. Sepulchre married 16 Jan 1772 by license in St. Giles, witnessed by Robt. TRASLER and others.

Sarah TRESLOVE, widow buried 29 Jan 1773 at All Saints.

William TRESLER of St. Sepulchre, baker and Elizabeth VORES, widow of All Saints were married by license 29 May 1777 in All Saints.William was buried 29 Jan 1812 in St. Giles.Elizabeth was buried 15 Feb 1821 in All Saints at age 85.

††††††††††††††† 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 14 Aug 1777 at St. Peterís.

William TRESLOVE, infant buried 2 Oct 1778 at St. Peterís.

Mr. Samuel TRESLOVE buried 20 Jul 1789 in St. Peterís.

Sarah TRASLER of St. Giles and William CHAMBERS of the Parish of Fenny Stratford, Bucks. married 7 Nov 1786 by license in St. Giles, witnessed by Robt. TRASLER Jr.

Joseph TRESLOVE (poor) buried 12 Sep 1792 at All Saints.

Samuel, son of James and Frances TRESLOVE, born 16 Dec 1792 (bapt. 24 Jan 1793) in All Saints.

William TRESLOVE (poor) buried 9 Jan 1793 at All Saints.

Charlotte TRESLOVE (poor) buried 29 Jan 1793 at All Saints.

[unreadable], dau. of Robert and Phillis TRASLER, bapt. 5 Mar 1797 in St. Sepulchre.

Samuel TRESLOVE mentioned as an assignee of Castle Hills, Níton [19d].

Thomas TRASLER, bachelor and Sarah SLINN, spinster married by license 19 Feb 1798 in All Saints.Thomas was buried 16 Apr 1801 in St. Peterís.




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John TRESLAR, bachelor and Elizabeth ATTERBURY, spinster married by license 30 Oct 1799.

Martha, dau. of John and Elizabeth TRASLER, bapt. privately 3 May 1800 in St. Peterís and acknowleged publicly 19 Apr 1801.

Benjamin, son of William and Sarah TRUELOVE, born 12 Mar 1802 (bapt. 19 Mar) in All Saints, buried 13 Jan 1839 in All Saints at age 37.

Edward TRESLOVE (Trassler, Treyslove) and Peggy (Margaret) TOMBS married 12 Sep 1802 in St. Sepulchre by banns.Children, both baptized in St. Sepulchre:

†††††††††††††††† i.†††† [unreadable] dau.,born 20 Mar 1804 (bapt. 29 Mar).

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Henry, bapt. 29 Jan 1807, buried 6 Mar 1808 in St. Sepulchre.

William, son of William and Sarah TRESLOVE, born 10 Aug 1804 (bapt. 24 Feb 1805) in All Saints.

William TRESLOVE, shoemaker buried 19 Jan 1806 at All Saints.

George, son of William and Sarah TRESLOVE, born 2 Sep 1806 (bapt. 13 Oct) in All Saints.

William, illegitimate son of Lucy TRESLOVE, born 1 Nov 1806 (bapt. 23 Dec) in All Saints.

Maria TRUSLER and Charles SMITH married 7 Sep 1807 by banns in St. Sepulchre.

George, baseborn son of Sarah TRESLOVE, buried 5 Jun 1808 at All Saints.

Martha TRESLOVE, spinster and Richard Burcombe PRITCHETT, bachelor married 12 Feb 1809 by license in All Saints.

William TRASLER buried 29 Jan 1812 in St. Giles.

Samuel TRASLER, age 10 days of the South Quarter, illegitimate, buried 9 Mar 1814 in All Saints.

Sarah TRESLER and Richard COULSON married 14 Sep 1815 in St. Peterís, witnessed by Elizabeth TRESLER.

Sarah TRULOVE, 36 of Horse Market, buried 5 Dec 1815 in All Saints.

Mary TARSLOVE, 80 of the All Saints Workhouse buried 5 Jun 1816 in All Saints.

Elizabeth TRESLAR, 85 of Abingdon St. buried 15 Feb 1821 in All Saints.

William TRESLER, 19 months of Scarlet Well Lane buried 4 Nov 1821in St. Sepulchre.

George TRASLER and Matilda BURBRIDGE married 3 Aug 1823 by banns in All Saints.

Thomas TRASLER of Harlestone, NTH and Bethia WALKER married 13 Oct 1823 by banns in All Saints, witnessed by Jon[atha]n Walker.

Sarah TRESLER, 7 of Scarlet Well Lane buried 4 May 1824 in St. Sepulchre.

Rhoda TRESLER, 2 of Scarlet Well Lane buried 5 Jul 1824 in St. Sepulchre.

William TRESLAR, age 21 weeks of Woolmonger St., buried 19 Sep 1824 in All Saints.

Eleanor TRASLER, 2 of Mounts buried 28 Feb 1826 in St. Sepulchre.

George TRESLER and Ester BRIGSTOCK married 18 Oct 1826 in St. Peterís.

Mary Ann TRASLER, 9 months of Horse Market, All Saints Parish, buried 4 Jan 1829 in St. Sepulchre.

Thomas TRESLOVE mentioned as an assignee of Castle Hills, Níton [19d].

Elizabeth TRASLER, 3 weeks of Scarlet Well Lane buried 8 Jun 1830 inn St. Sepulchre.

Sarah TRASLER, 48 of Cow Lane buried 21 Apr 1833 in St. Sepulchre.

John TRASLER, 38 of Mayfair buried 28 Jan 1837 in St. Peterís.

Edgar TRASLER, 44 of Green St. buried 26 Feb 1837 in St. Peterís.

Catherine TRESLER, 35 of Wellington St. buried 23 Jul 1837 in All Saints.

Betty TRUSLER, 5 of Bridge St. buried 15 Apr 1840 in All Saints.

Elizabeth TRESLAR, 72 of Black Lion Hill buried 25 Oct 1843 in St. Peterís.

George TRUSLER, 7 weeks of S. Peterís St. buried 11 Dec 1844 in All Saints.

Sarah TRUSLER, 31 of Castle St. buried 28 Apr 1845 in All Saints.




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Henry TRUSLER, 6 of Bridge St. buried 28 Apr 1845 in All Saints.

George TRUSLER, 4 of Bridge St. buried 16 Sep 1845 in All Saints.

Matthew TRUSSLER, 2 of Bridge St. buried 14 Aug 1847 in All Saints.

Mary Anne TRUSLER, 18 of Bridge St. buried 3 Apr 1853 in All Saints.

Henry, son of George (shoemaker) and Elizabeth TRASLER, bapt. 30 Apr 1854 in St. Peterís.



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 on the BAALHAM website [18].

††††††††††† I was able to find only one BALAAM in the records of the four churches of Northampton earlier than Robert BALAAMís marriage of 1735. No BALAAM wills were recorded in the entire County of Northampton between 1510 and 1710 [1,2].The IGI lists 471 BALAAM (exact spelling) in the British Isles, none of them in Northamptonshire.


35.†††† Robert BALAAM, sadler

††††††††††† Robert BALAAM (35) and Elizabeth DARNELL (36), both of the Parish of All Saints, were married 12 Oct 1735 by license in All Saints.Mr. Robert BALAAM was buried 29 Nov 1787 in St. Peterís..Mrs. (Elizabeth) BALAAM was buried 4 Feb 1788 in St. Peterís.Children of Robert and Elizabeth BALAAM, all baptized in All Saints:


†††††††††††††††† i.†††† John, born 31 May 1737 (bapt. 22 Jun).

†††† 37††††††† ii.†††† Charles, born 11 Oct 1739 (bapt. 29 Oct), buried 3 Apr 1785 in All Saints.

†††† 20†††††† iii.†††† William, born 12 May 1742 (bapt. _ May), buried 27 Apr 1794 in St. Peterís.

†††† 38†††††† iv.†††† Mary, born 26 Sep 1744 (bapt. _ Oct), buried 3 Feb 1800 in All Saints.

†††† †††††††††† v.†††† Sarah, born 19 Aug 1746 (bapt. 5 Sep);married ó ? ó HAYNES.

†††† 39†††††† vi.†††† Elizabeth, born 12 Sep 1748 (bapt. 30 Sep).

†††† ††††††††† vii.†††† Phúbe, born 4 Aug 1750 (bapt. 8 Aug), buried 7 Jun 1792 in All Saints.

††††††††††††† viii.†††† Jenney, born 8 Sep 1753 (bapt. 4 Oct).

††††† ††††††††† ix.†††† Robert, born 24 Oct 1755 (bapt. 26 Oct).

†††† 32†††††† x.†††† James, born 14 Apr 1758 (bapt. 16 Apr).


††††††††††† 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.




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Second Generation

36.†††† Charles BALAAM, sadler

††††††††††† Charles BALAAM (37), bachelor and Ann HILL (40) (word ďspinsterĒ crossed out) were married by license 23 Jan 1772 in All Saints.After Charlesís death in 1785 Ann, widow and Thomas Fox WALKER, widower of St. Giles were married by license 25 Nov 1790 in All Saints. Thomasís first wife was Mary DICKINSON who he married 27 Jan 1767 in St. Giles.Children of Charles and Ann BALAAM, all baptized in All Saints:


††††† 41†††††† i.†††† Charles, born 22 Nov 1772 (bapt. 27 Nov), buried 18 Dec 1806 in All Saints.

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Anna Maria, born 31 Oct 1773 (bapt. 2 Dec).

††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Harriett, born 13 Jan 1775 (bapt. 17 Jan).

††††† 42††††† iv.†††† Thomas, born 11 Apr 1776 (bapt. 2 May), buried 27 Dec 1855 in St. Edmundís, Northampton.

††††† ††††††††† v.†††† Penelope, born 12 Jul 1777 (bapt. 11 Aug), married Moses MILLER of the Parish of Daventry, NTH 29 Mar 1802 in All Saints, witnessed by Charles and Penelope BALAAM.

††††††††††††††† vi.†††† John, born 15 Feb 1780 (bapt. 19 Apr), buried 1 Nov 1780 in All Saints.

†††††††††††††† vii.†††† Charlotte, born 18 May 1781 (bapt. 14 Jun);married John BLISS 7 Apr 1818 in All Saints.

††††††††††††† viii.†††† Mary Anne, born 12 Jun 1782 (bapt. 11 Jul), buried 12 Jan 1784 in St. Catherineís burying ground (but recorded in All Saints).

††††††††††††††† ix.†††† James, born 6 Mar 1785 (bapt. 31 Mar), buried 3 May 1786 in All Saints.


††††††††††† In 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 Northampton.This indebtedness was never settled and was eventually passed down to his son Thomas BALAAM (42) (see below).


20.†††† William BALAAM, painter

††††††††††† Several records show Penelope TRESLOVE (14) to be the wife of William BALAAM (20), painter of Northampton, but no record of their marriage has been found.Children of William and Penelope BALAAM, all baptized in All Saints:


†††† 43†††††† i.††††† Penelope, born about 1763, buried 15 Apr 1832 in St. Peterís at age 69.

††††††††††††††† ii.††††† William Treslove, born 17 Sep 1767 (bapt. 29 Sep), buried 25 Dec 1767 in All Saints.

†††† 44††††† iii.††††† William, born 6 Aug 1769 (bapt. 15 Aug), buried 1 Jul 1835 in St. Sepulchre at age 65.

†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Thomas Treslove, born 11 Jul 1774 (bapt. 21 Aug), buried 12 Mar 1775 in St. Peterís.

†††††††††††††† v.††††† Clarissa, born 10 Oct 1778 (bapt. 6 Nov), buried 21 Nov 1779 in St. Peterís.††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††




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†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Clarissa, born 30 Sep 1780 (bapt. 26 Oct), died 6 Nov 1832 in Poole, Dorset; married Josiah Henry WALKER of the parish of Kettering, NTH 13 Aug 1808 in All Saints, witnessed by his sister Elizabeth Sarah WALKER.*

†††† 45†††† vii.††††† Samuel, born 4 Mar 1782 (bapt. 5 Apr).

†††††††††††††† viii.†††††† Penelope, born 4 Mar 1785 (bapt. 14 Jun); married 10 Oct 1804 William SANDERS 10 Oct 1804 in

†††††††††††††††††††††††††† 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


38.†††† Mary BALAAM

††††††††††† Mary BALAAM (38) and Benjamin, son of John BULL COLLINS, sadler and Mary his wife, were married 5 Mar 1765 in All Saints.Benjamin, who was buried 4 Jan 1784 in All Saints, and his widowed mother Mary were party to an Indenture of Assignment dated 24 Jun 1769 that passed down through several heirs to Thomas BALAAM (42), son of Charles BALAAM (37), deceased, leaving Thomas indebted to the Lord Bishop of Peterborough in the amount of £100.Details of these actions are given under Thomas BALAAM (p. 15).


39.†††† Elizabeth BALAAM

††††††††††† Elizabeth BALAAM (39), spinster of All Saints and Job JARMAN, bachelor of St. Sepulchre were married by banns 4 Jun 1775 in All Saints, the marriage being witnessed by Ann BALAAM.Job JARMAN was buried 15 Jun 1788 in All Saints.Elizabeth had an illegitimate son, George Wilding BALAAM, b. 13 Nov 1773 (c. 24 Nov), bur. 26 Oct 1774 in All Saints before she married Job JARMAN.


32.†††† James BALAAM, fishmonger

††††††††††† James BALAAM (32) of the Parish of St. Margaret, New Fish St., London and Elizabeth TRESLOVE (18), spinster of the Parish of All Saints were married 23 Jun 1787 by license in All Saints.The marriage was witnessed by P. BALAAM (14) and Thomas TRESLOVE Esq. (8).Children of James and Elizabeth BALAAM, both baptized in All Saints:


††††††††††††††† a.†††† Frederick, born 14 Dec 1793 in London (bapt. 15 Jan 1794).

††††††††††††††† b.†††† Harriet, born 20 Apr 1797 (bapt. 10 May 1799).


††††††††††† James is mentioned in Robert BALAAMís will [4f] and also in Thomas TRESLOVE

Esq.ís will [3c].Elizabeth left a will probated in London in April 1857 [18].



Third Generation

40.†††† Charles BALAAM Jr., sadler

††††††††††† Charles BALAAM Jr. (41) and Mary GAUDERN were married 29 Dec 1793 in All Saints, the marriage being witnessed by William BALAAM Jr.(43) and Penelope BALAAM (14).Mary died 7 Jun 1838 in St. Thomasís Alms House at age 70 and was buried 10 Jun 1838 in All Saints.




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††††††††††† 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

††††††††††† Thomas BALAAMís wife is known to be Elizabeth, but no record of their marriage has been found.They lived on the Drapery, in the center of the Town of Northampton.Children of Thomas and Elizabeth BALAAM, all baptized and buried in All Saints:


†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Elizabeth, born 5 Sep 1809 (bapt. 28 Sep), buried 22 Oct 1823 at age 14.

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Frances Anne, born 20 Apr 1811 (bapt. 17 May), buried 18 Dec 1817 at age 6.

††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Thomas Burton, born 10 Oct 1812 (bapt. 9 Nov.), died 20 Jan 1874 in Wellingborough, NTH [18].

††††††††††††††† iv.†††† Henry, buried 2 Dec 1817 at age 21 months.

††††††††††††††† v.†††† Julia, buried 15 Oct 1824 at age 5.

††††††††††††††† vi.†††† Charles Burton, buried 15 Oct 1824 at age 2.


††††††††††† In 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 1 Feb 1814 Thomas acknowledged this obligation [16a] and was offered relief on condition that he perform a true and perfect inventory of his fatherís estate within one year from that date.He reported on 7 Dec 1814 that the estate was valued at less than £20, whereupon the obligation was discharged [16b].The details of this indenture are as follows [16b]:


††††††††††† 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 [1764] 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 [1769] 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




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††††††† 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

††††††††††† This assignment is based on the fact that Penelopeís address given in the St. Peterís burial register was Newland St., Northampton, the same as her brother William and his children.Itís unusual but not unheard of for a family to have two children of the same name, and itís difficult to account for her in any other way.


44.†††† William BALAAM Jr.,, painter

††††††††††† William BALAAMís wife Anne Maria ó ? ówas buried 2 Oct 1829 in St. Sepulchre at age 48.No record of their marriage has been found.According to the burial registers, the family lived on Newland St. in the north end of town.Children of William and Anne Maria BALAAM, the first three baptized in All Saints:


††††††††††††††† i.††††† Anne Maria, born 7 Mar 1807 (bapt. 27 Mar 1809).

††††††††††††††† ii.††††† Frederick, born 14 Sep 1809 (bapt. 3 Oct).

†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Richard Bosworth, born 7 Jun 1811 (bapt. 4 Jul), died 1871 in Wellingborough at age 59 [18].

†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Penelope, buried 21 Feb 1819 in St. Peterís at age 1.

†††††††††††††† v.††††† Elizabeth, buried 21 Mar 1822 in St. Peterís at age 2.

†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Amelia, buried 22 Jul 1824 in St. Peterís at age 2.


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 in St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex [17]:


†††††††††††††††† i.†††† Susanna, bapt. 30 Apr 1817.

†††††††††††††††† ii.†††† Penelope, bapt. 14 Feb 1819.

††††††††††††††† iii.†††† Jane, bapt. 16 Feb 1821.



Xtofer (Christopher) BALAM of Saitherborough and Elizabeth MATTISON married 21 Nov 1636 in St. Peterís

John, son of William and Jane BALAAM, bapt. 16 Apr 1736 in St. Giles.Here is a record of another BALAAM family contemporary with Robertís (35).Were William and Robert brothers?Were William and Jane the parents of Phebe BALAAM?

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 7 Oct 1761 in All Saints.

Thomas BAALAM [sic] buried 6 Feb 1777 in All Saints.




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John BALAAM, buried 1 Nov 1780 in All Saints.Itís uncertain whether he is the son of Robert (35) or Charles (37) BALAAM.

Edward BALAAM, infant, buried 3 Sep 1790 in St. Peterís.

Henry BALAAM, 10 of Gold St. buried 31 Oct 1815 in St. Peterís.

William BALAAM, 5 months of The Mounts buried 26 Sep 1828 in St. Sepulchre.

Mary BALAAM, 20 of The Mounts buried 28 Dec 1828 in St. Sepulchre.

Louisa BALAAM, 16 of Black Lion Hill buried 26 Jul 1836 in St. Peterís.



The HICKMAN Family


3.†††† Samuel HICKMAN, carrier

††††††††††† Several records show Rebecca (4) to be the wife of Samuel HICKMAN (3), carrier of Northampton, but no record of their marriage has been found.Samuel was buried 19 Oct 1722 and Rebecca 31 Oct 1740, both in St. Peterís.Children of Samuel and Rebecca HICKMAN, all but the first John baptized in All Saints:


††††††††††††††† i.††††† John, bapt. 25 Feb 1677/8 in St. Peterís, buried 19 Oct 1692 in St. Peterís.

†††††† 2†††††† ii.††††† Elizabeth, bapt. _ Nov 1679, buried 29 Dec 1736 in St. Peterís.

†††† 46††††† iii.††††† Ann, bapt. _ Apr 1682.

†††††††††††††† iv.††††† Mary, bapt. _ Mar 1683/4; married Francis BOOTH of St. Peterís 31 Dec 1712 in St. Sepulchre.

†††††††††††††† v.††††† Samuell, bapt. 27 Jun 1686.

†††††††††††††† vi.††††† Samuell, bapt. 25 Feb 1686/7, buried 17 Mar 1699/1700 in St. Peterís.

††† 47††††† vii.††††† Rebecka, bapt. 7 Jun 1688.

†††††††††††† viii.††††† John, bapt. 14 Dec 1690.

†††††††††††††† ix.††††† John, bapt. 17 Oct 1692, buried 19 Oct 1692 in St. Peterís.

††† 48†††††† x.††††† Matthias, bapt. 14 Jan 1693/4, buried 1 Aug 1773 in St. Peterís.

††† 49†††††† xi.††††† Jane, bapt. 26 May 1695, buried 29 Mar 1776 in St. Peterís.


††††††††††† 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, Cambridge carryerĒ.The position was subsequently passed down to Samuelís only surviving son Matthias as evidenced by Henry WOOLLEYís will [4b] discussed below.An index of personal names in Northamptonshire [19b] contains a card for ďHickman the letter-carrierĒ who died in Isham, a parish about ten miles from Northampton, in 1672/3.Of four possibilities, the card writer suggests that this is most likely the John HICKMAN of Northampton who married Mary DANKER 8 May 1671.Could these be Samuelís parents?




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Second Generation

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.


††††††††††† Oxford and Cambridge are two of the many counties that border on Northamptonshire.It appears that each county at that time had one or more letters carriers whose duty was to deliver the mail to or from one of the adjacent counties.


49.†††† Jane HICKMAN

††††††††††† Jane HICKMAN (49) and John KINGSTON, both of All Saints, were married 1 Nov 1720 in All Saints.The groomís name in the register is unreadable, but compatible with the name given in Samuel HICKMANís will.John was buried 26 Apr 1767 and Jane 29 Mar 1776, both in St. Peterís.Children of John and Jane KINGSTON:


††††††††††††††† i.††††† John, buried 6 May 1722 in St. Peterís.

††††††††††††††† ii.††††† Samuel, buried 30 Jan 1723/4 in St. Peterís.

†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Mathias Hickman of All Saints buried 22 Apr 1728 in St. Peterís.




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Amie HICKMAN of Wallgrave and Thomas SLEACK of Holcot married 22 Jun 1645 in St. Sepulchre.

Richard HICKMAN and Elizabeth SMITH of Newnham married 19 Apr 1665 by license in St. Giles.

John HICKMAN and Mary DANKER married 8 May 1671 in Northampton [19].

ó ? ó HICKMAN, letter carrier died 1672/3 in Isham, NTH [19].

Richard HICKMAN buried 16 Mar 1678/9 in St. Sepulchre.

John HICKMAN buried 21 Jul 1684 in St. Peterís.

Joseph, son of Will. HIKMAN, a traveler, bapt. 29 Jan 1685/6 in St. Giles.

Elizabeth HICKMAN and Richard MARRIOTT both of Kislingbury married 2 Oct 1704 in St. Sepulchre.

Mary HICKMAN of Stowe and Robert ROBERTS of Whitfield married 27 Oct 1708 in St. Sepulchre.

Frances HICKMAN and Richard BROWN of Potterspury married 27 Dec 1711 in St. Peterís.

Robert HICKMAN of Linford Magna, Buckinghamshire and Rebecca RICHARDSON of Northampton married 23 May 1715 in St. Sepulchre.

Sarah HICKMAN and Charles COOK, both of All Saints, married 22 Feb 1729/30 in All Saints.

Sarah HICKMAN, infant buried 17 Apr 1748 in St. Sepulchre.

Anne HICKMAN, infant buried 8 Oct 1748 in St. Sepulchre.

Martha HICKMAN of Long Buckby and David ANDREW of St. Peterís married 21 Dec 1828 in St. Peterís.

William HICKMAN and Charlotte ABBOT married 2 Nov 1835 in St. Peterís.



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 one for Northampton.Obviously the surname is not native to the Town of Northampton.



Richard PEACOCK of Níton [19c].

John PEACOCK and Mary DIBBS of Castle Ashby, NTH married 1 Jun 1717 in St. Giles.

William PEACOCK and Rachel FAIRY of Yardley married 29 May 1729 at Castle Ashby [20].

Mary PEACOCK of Henley, Oxfordshire and Robert AISCOUGH of Cole Ashby, NTH married 26 May 1731 in St. Sepulchre

Sarah and Anne, twin daughters of Richard and Elizabeth POCOCK, born 1 Dec 1783 (bapt. 5 Dec) in All Saints.

Sarah POCOCK, pauper, buried 7 Feb 1784 in St. Sepulchre.



The DARNELL Family


50.†††† Richard DARNELL, hostler

††††††††††† Richard DARNELL was buried 12 Oct 1718 in All Saints.He and his wife Jane ó ? ó had three daughters, all baptized in All Saints:


††††††††††††††† i.††††† Elizabeth, born 2 Sep 1710 (bapt. 10 Sep).

††††††††††††††† ii.††††† ó ? ó [unreadable], born 3 Jan 1712/3 (bapt. 11 Jan).

†††††††††††††† iii.††††† Elizabeth (36), born 1 May 1717 (bapt. 13 May).




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††††††††††† There are several DARNELL listings in the indexes of wills [1,2] and in the personal name index [19a] for Northamptonshire. Elizabethís parents may have been listed in the early All Saints registers but I was unable to find them because of the poor condition of the registers.



Richard DARNELL of Watford, NTH, will book I 269 (1545-48) [1].

Richard DARNELL of Preston, NTH, will book M 18 (1547-57) [1].

Frederick DARNELL, 5 of Weston Row, buried 21 Apr 1842 in All Saints.

Elizabeth DARNELL, 40 of Chalk Lane, buried 18 Dec 1843 in St. Peterís.

Eliza DARNELL, 8 months of Weston Row, buried 15 Dec 1844 in All Saints.

Joseph DARNELL of Northampton, 1875, 1882 [19a].



Government of the Town of Northampton


††††††††††† 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 [16], 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 [14] shows just how deeply some of our ancestors were involved in town government.

††††††††††† The Town of Northampton had been governed from ancient times by a governing body called the Company of Eight and Forty whose members were nominated and elected from within the Company and served for the duration of their natural lives unless removed from office for just and reasonable cause.Mayors and Bailiffs were elected for 12 month terms and lesser officials for longer terms.The term Alderman was applied to any member of the Company who held or had previously held the office of Mayor or Bailiff.Letters Patent issued to the Town of Northampton in 1796 by King George III, reproduced in full in Vol. 1, reaffirms the townís charter and provides detailed lists of the officials who were serving at that time.Among the Company of 48 were William BALAAM , Charles BALAAM, Thomas TRESLOVE, William TRASLER, Robert TRESLER the Younger and John BULL COLLINS (vol. 1, p. 160).Those of our ancestors or their relatives who served in higher office are as follows:


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.




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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 Westminster.In 1601 Mr. Henry HICKMAN, Ďdoctor of the lawesí, made an unsuccessful bid to be one of the burgesses for Northampton (vol. 2, p. 495), and in 1768 John HICKMAN, confectioner, cast votes for two burgesses as a resident of a house in Gold St. but his votes were disallowed when the landlord testified that he was not his tenant (vol. 2, p. 503).


Table 1.Sources of Vital Data Extracted from the Parish Registers

(Number of microfiches in each group given in parentheses)

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††††††††††††††† ††††††† Baptisms†††††††††††††††††††††††† Marriages†††††††††††††††††††††††† Burials†††††††††††††††††††††††† Fiche No.

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All Saints

††††††††††††††††††† 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


St. Giles

††††††††††††††††††† 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


St. Peterís

††††††††††††††††††† 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


St. Sepulchre

††††††††††††††††††† 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

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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 County ofNorthampton, which destroyed most of the Town.This account, whose author was probably the Curate or one of the church wardens, follows:


††††††††††††††† ďThe 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 Northampton and Rutland, 1510-1652, British Record Soc., London, 1888, vol.. 1, xv + 210 pp;Krauss reprint 1968.

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 Canterbury, London, available on order from the Public Records Office via PROB 11/784 (Thomas TRESLOVE, 1750).(b) PROB 11/964 (Sarah TRESLOVE, 1771).(c) PROB 11/1201 (Thomas TRESLOVE Esq., 1791).(d) PROB 11/991 (John TRESLOVE 1773).(e) PROB 11/1021 (Mary TRESLOVE, 1776).(f) PROB 11/1946 (Thomas Crosby TRESLOVE, 1841).

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 Transcripts for Upton near Northampton, 1708-1857, LDS Film No. 1966303, item 5.

6.†††††† John M. Wilson, ďThe Imperial Gazetteer of England and WalesĒ, Fullerton, Edinburgh, 1870; LDS Reference Collection No. 6,020,308-336 (29 microfiches).

7.†††††† IGI, Grandborough, Buckinghamshire, batch no. M073272.

8.†††††† IGI, Stone, Buckinghamshire, batch no.C130112.

9.†††††† IGI, St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, Middlesex.(a) Batch no. C001457. (b) Batch no. M001457.(c) Batch no. M001452.

10.††††††† Deeds, Bundle 6,

11.††††††† Miscellaneous Sessions Papers for 1782,

12.††††††† Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 to 1834,




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13.††††††† ďKentís Directory for the Year 1794: Cities of London and Westminster, & Borough of SouthwarkĒ,

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, Westminster, Middlesex.Batch No. C135538.

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 England & Wales, LDS Film No. 816016 (1824), cited in the British Vital Records Index..


19.††††††† Personal Name Index (to records in the Northamptonshire Records Office, Northampton), (a) CUR to DIC, LDS Film No. 1,911,652.(b) HAS to HIG, LDS Film No. 1,911,127.(c) PEA to PIP, LDS Film No. 1,912,119.(d) THO to TUR, LDS Film No. 1,912,253.

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.