Ellen Besnard

(17 October 1839 - 13 May 1917)
     Ellen Besnard was born on 17 October 1839 in Kangiaroo, Yass, New South Wales. She was the daughter and second of 10 children of Nicholas Richard Besnard (1801-1882) & Frances (Fanny) Burdell? Keefe (1818-1880)..
     Her family were well known in the Yass/Young/Burrowa region as Nicholas was appointed magistrate there in 1837, a position he held for over 25 years. His family property was situated between Burrowa & Yass was called "Kangiaroo" which is where most of his family including Ellen were born.
Further Besnard family information may be found at Lorraine Egan's website: www.radleysofcork.bigpondhosting.com. She was christened on 11 August 1842.
     Ellen Besnard married Edward Augustus Phillips, son of James Phillips and Lydia Ballard, on 14 June 1860 in Kangiaroo, Yass, NSW. Or 7th!.
     Ellen died on 13 May 1917 in Young, New South Wales, aged 77. DEATH OF MRS E PHILLIPS. Mrs Ellen Phillips, aged 77, an old identity of Young, succumbed to an attack of double pneumonia early yesterday morning. The deceased lady, who was born at Kangiara Station, Yass (which estate had been in the possession of the Besnard family for many years), was a popular figurehead in the town. Her late husband predeceased her by some years. A family of three sons and three daughters survive, namely, Messrs. N R, J H, and J B Phillips (Young), Mrs Roberts (Sydney), Mrs G Regan (Young) and Mrs K L Barnett (Ipswich, Queensland). Mrs Poplin, Mrs. Beaumont, and Mrs James Hayes are sisters of the deceased. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon. The remains were first conveyed to St John's Church and later laid to rest in the Church of England portion of the Young cemetery, the Rev. S A T Champion officiating at the graveside.

Children of Ellen Besnard and Edward Augustus Phillips

Elizabeth Best

( - before 16 April 1728)
     Elizabeth Best was born. She was the daughter of Sir Elias Best, Knt who was Lord Mayor of Dublin 1683-4.
     Elizabeth Best married Rev Matthew Handcock, son of William Handcock and Abigail Stanley, in Ireland.
     Elizabeth died before 16 April 1728 in Dublin. She was buried on 16 April 1728 in St Patrick's, Dublin. Late wife of the Revd Dr Mathew Handcock, interrd in the Cathedral Churchyard.

Children of Elizabeth Best and Rev Matthew Handcock

Elizabeth Odell Best

(9 July 1828 - December 1896)
     Elizabeth Odell Best was also known as Betha in records. She was christened on 9 July 1828 in St Mary, Hampton, Middlesex. She was the daughter of Rev George Best and Elizabeth Stanser.
     Elizabeth Odell Best and Elizabeth Stanser were recorded on the 1851 census in 18 Stanhope St, Regent's Park, St Pancras, London, Middlesex. In i of 3 households at this address lived Lucy Parker, Lodger, Widow     55, Late Husband In Army Receiving Pension, born Halifax, Nova Scotia; Elizabeth     Best, Lodger, Widow, 53, Clergymans widow Annuitant, born Halifax, Nova Scotia, Elizabeth O Best, daughter, unmarried, 23, born Hampton, Mdx.
     Elizabeth Odell Best married Major Walter Lawrence Ingles on 11 October 1855 in St Nicholas, Rochester, Kent. Oct 11, at Rochester, Walter Lawrence Ingles of the 74th highlanders, fourth son of Rev C Ingles, of Sydney, Cape Breton, to Elizabeth Odell, only daughter of the Rev G Best, late Archdeaocn of New Brunswick, North America.
     Elizabeth Odell Best and Elizabeth Stanser appeared on the 1861 census in 23? Clarence St, Portsea, Hampshire. Elizabeth Best, widow, 63, annuitant, born Nova Scotia; Elizabeth O Inglis, daughter, married, 33?, wife of Captain in the Army, born Hampton, Mdx; Henry S L?, grandson aged 1, born Ceylon, with a nurse. Elizabeth Odell Best was mentioned in a letter from Elizabeth Stanser Robinson dated 23 July 1864. The letter mentions Mrs Best (who is spitting blood and very weak) and Mrs Giles, Captain & Mrs Ingles who are to join the depot of the Regiment in Ireland in the Autumn, Isabel & Charley Bowker, both their mothers, Mr, Mrs & Miss Bingle.
Mrs Best & Mrs Giles send their love
Fir Grove,
West Town nr Bristol
July 23, 1864
My dear cousin,
I intended writing by the Southern post? Mail but waited for the last day as I thought it possible the mail might be in that day, but on the 18th I was so poorly I could not write. We have not received any letters this time, we hope nothing serious has occurred to prevent your writing. I daresay you were occupied with your mother if the floods have permitted her to pay her long promised visit. How glad you would be to see her.
We trust all the children are well. Has Isabel seen her little brother Charley yet? I suppose she has returned home long ago.
I have not any news to send you, so I am afraid you will find this a very stupid epistle. We have had an extraordinarily fine warm summer, the heat has been very great and fears were entertained that there would be a serious want of water; especially in Bristol but we have had rain two days which has done good. More is wished for but it is very fine again today. My dear Mother felt the heat rather weakening but she is pretty well considering all things, and a day or two ago she was induced to go and drink tea with a kind friend of ours, a lady of 84 years of age who lives at the other end of the village, and who is very brisk and lively. My mother had not done such a thing for several years. Our roses have been beautiful this year, but the hot weather scortched (sic) many of the flowers. Her last months accounts from Mrs. Best were not very good; she spits blood so frequently and--she is very weak: she has some hopes that Captain and Mrs. Ingles may join the depot of the Regt. in the Autumn; it is in Ireland. George McNair took cold as soon as he returned to Scotland; we have not heard very lately how he is. And I can only give the same account of Mrs. Giles & Eleanor.
We hope your mother has derived benefit from her visit to you, if she has been able to make it. I suppose baby has been christened; admitted into the Good Shepherd's visible fold; may He guide & guard him and all your little ones, and bring them to His heavenly fold at last[?]. How is Richard now? Not overworking himself I hope. The winter is generally the busiest time for his profession. Your little ones must now be very amusing and must occupy a great deal of your time. Remember us very kindly to Miss Bingle and hope she is well, and Mr. & Mrs. Bingle also. Have you read The Graver Thoughts of a Country Parson? It was sent to me a short time ago & we like it very much. In another style I like "The Chronicles of the Schornberg Cotta Family: we are acquainted with the Mother and some other relations of the Authoress. I suppose all our best books find their way to Australia.
The long talked of suspension bridge from St Vincents Rocks across the Avon, is nearly completed, I will send you a photograph of it if I can get one by the time the next mail leaves. It is a very pretty object. In construction it is very like our old neighbour the Menai Bridge but the scenery around it is very different. I hope you received my letter by the last mail; I was obliged to trust it to a gentleman to post it for me at Bristol as I could not get the paper stamps at our village Post Office. I am glad the intention of doubling the postage between England and Australia was abandoned, so many poor people have friends there that it would have been cruelly felt by many. We hope we shall hear from you next month and receive a good account of all. My dear mother joins me in best love to Richard, yourself and your dear children & with every good wish, believe me my dear cousin,
Ever your affectionate, Elizabeth S Robinson
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     Elizabeth Odell Best lived at Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire.
     Elizabeth Odell Best and Major Walter Lawrence Ingles appeared on the 1871 census in Vingtaine Petite Longueville, Channel Islands, UK. Walter L Ingles 42, Major Half-pay, born Nova Scotia, wife Elizabeth O Ingles 43, born England, Henry L S Ingles 11, born Ceylon, George F S Ingles 9, born England, Robert S Ingles 7, born Nova Scotia, Ethel St C Ingles 4, born Nova Scotia, Walter C S Ingles 2, born England, Bridget Cass 26, domestic servant, born Ireland.
     Elizabeth Odell Best appeared on the 1881 census in 49 Warwick Gardens, Kensington, Middlesex. Elizabeth O Ingles, married aged 51, born Hampton, Middlesex was living with her children Edith St Cyr Ingles, aged 14, born Nova Scotia and Walter C S Ingles, aged 12, born Colchester, Essex.
     Elizabeth's death was registered in the quarter ending in December 1896 in Brentford, Middlesex.

Children of Elizabeth Odell Best and Major Walter Lawrence Ingles

George Best

(circa 1847 - before 5 October 1849)
     He is not likely to be ours.. George Best was born circa 1847 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the son of Rev George Best.
     George died before 5 October 1849 in Halifax, NS, Canada. He was buried on 5 October 1849 in St Paul's, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Rev George Best

(27 December 1793 - 2 May 1829)
     Rev George Best was born on 27 December 1793 in Holy Cross, Pershore, Worcestershire, England. He was the son of George Best (1759-1812) and Jane Barton (1755-1815)..
     He was an Anglican clergyman educated at Westminster School, London, and he also studied architecture, although he may not have received any formal training in the field. In June 1817, as a catechist or perhaps a deacon of the Church of England, he applied to work overseas as a missionary with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel and by 30 Oct. 1818 had arrived in the parish of Granville in the Annapolis valley of Nova Scotia, where he served until 1823. He loved Granville and took a particular interest in the schools for black children.
In April 1823, on the death of the Reverend James Milne, the Anglican congregation of Fredericton recommended Best’s appointment as rector there. He began his duties in July, and also acted as his father-in-law’s ecclesiastical commissary in New Brunswick. In September he was ordained priest in the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity at Quebec by Bishop Jacob Mountain. His positions in Fredericton were not confirmed until after the arrival of Sir Howard Douglas* as lieutenant governor of the province in 1824.
Early in 1825 the diocese of Nova Scotia was divided into four archdeaconries and George Best was appointed the first archdeacon of New Brunswick. Thus he became responsible for the province’s ecclesiastical affairs under the direction of John Inglis*, who had replaced Robert Stanser as bishop of Nova Scotia. Best’s energy and enthusiasm in the performance of his duties are illustrated by a long report on the state of religion in the province which he prepared for Sir Howard Douglas in 1825. This study gives figures on population generally and on the number of souls and church buildings in each county. Using late returns which came in after the 1824 census had been published, Best estimated the population of New Brunswick at 79,176. There were 16 resident Anglican clergymen serving 26 churches. Only two of the clergymen, however, served in the eastern half of the province. Best was enthusiastic about the potential for “the Established Church,” and his report points out areas where the condition of religion demanded improvements. More missionaries were required, and they should be “men of mild and humble dispositions, who will assimilate themselves with the people, amongst whom they may be sent and endeavour to unite themselves with their interests, and their hopes.” Best’s study shows a tolerant attitude towards most of the ministers of other denominations, with the exception of the Baptists. It also displays a marked respect for the people among whom he ministered. “The people of this Country who gain a livelihood by their manual labour, for of the lower order there are none,” he wrote, “are in intellect and sagacity superior far to those of the same stamp in the Mother Country – they are, for the most part, shrewd and intelligent, and, generally speaking, well versed in the Scriptures.”
As archdeacon, Best travelled through the province supervising the clergy and schoolmasters. His “active and valuable superintendence” was appreciated by a great many people. Bishop Inglis, who in 1826 made the first Anglican episcopal visitation to New Brunswick in decades, was impressed by the schools for which Best was responsible and found them to be “generally well attended and well appointed.” In describing the need for additional clergymen as “even greater than I had supposed,” Inglis underlined one of his archdeacon’s constant concerns. In February 1827 Best hired the Reverend George McCawley* as his curate and encouraged him to undertake missionary journeys to isolated areas of the province. He also promoted the building of “small temporary churches in remote districts.”
George Best played a significant part in the construction of a new building to house the College of New Brunswick. In 1825 he was one of three people to submit architectural designs to the college council, which decided in October that John Elliott Woolford*’s plan was the most appealing. That December Sir Howard Douglas chose as the site of the new structure a lot owned by Best, who insisted on being paid £500 for his property. Best became a member of the board of the college in January 1826, and the following month he was appointed to determine “what ornamental parts” of Woolford’s plan might “be dispensed without injury to the convenience and comfort of the interior.” In March he formed a committee with William Franklin Odell* to choose “Stone or Brick as they may judge best,” yet not to spend more than £12,000. The committee chose stone but cut costs by replacing the planned dome with a pediment.
In 1828 the College of New Brunswick was reconstituted as King’s College, Fredericton. The royal charter issued at that time designated the archdeacon of the province as titular president of the institution. Best was not happy with the new honour. He protested that he was not a university man and was disturbed that he was being assigned significant responsibilities without being provided with an additional income; Fredericton, he complained, was an expensive place in which to live. Nevertheless, he prepared to assume his new duties, and asked the SPG to make some provision for scholarships.
George Best’s dedication to his ministry made him an able leader of the Church of England in New Brunswick in the 1820s. Described by a contemporary as “full of genuine gentleness and unaffected piety,” he seems to have had the ability to avoid confrontation, and his broadmindedness helped to ease tensions both within his own communion and between denominations. The Reverend Benjamin Gerrish Gray*, for example – a restless, temperamental exponent of broad-church principles – looked upon Best as a fellow spirit who also desired to bring evangelical Christians into the Anglican communion. Best’s bishop was impressed by his activities. “The Archdeacon,” Inglis wrote, “is sometimes a little hurried by his zeal, but he is notwithstanding a very worthy officer, and I have a very warm regard for him.” Best was also on good terms with the administration and was friendly with Sir Howard and Lady Douglas from the time of their arrival in New Brunswick. Although it had already been arranged at the Colonial Office in England that the Reverend Frederick Coster should be transferred from Saint John to Fredericton, the lieutenant governor soon found Best to be “in every way so fit for the situation” that he insisted that he continue as rector of Fredericton. The clergyman was a great favourite with Lady Douglas and her younger children and may have shared their enthusiasm for drawing and gardening.
In April 1828 Best’s request for a leave of absence to visit England was granted. He died at Bath in May 1829 and was buried in Claverton Down churchyard. The Reverend George Coster* succeeded him as archdeacon of New Brunswick.
Carolyn A. Young
PAC, MG 24, A3, 3; C43 (mfm.) PANB, MC 211, MS4/5/1; RG 7, RS75, A, 1828, George Best. PRO, CO 188/32, 188/39 (mfm. at PANB). UNBL, Dennis Harvey to [John Anderson], president of the Univ. of N.B., 11 Dec. 1976; C. McN. Steeves to secretary, SPG, 15 May 1945; UA, “Minute-book of the governors and trustees of the College of New Brunswick,” 1800–28. USPG, C/CAN/NB, 4, folder 181; C/CAN/NS., 3, folder 16 (mfm. at PAC). New-Brunswick Royal Gazette, 21 Oct. 1823. G. H. Lee, An historical sketch of the first fifty years of the Church of England in the province of New Brunswick (1783–1833) (Saint John, N.B., 1880). J. D. Purdy, “The Church of England in New Brunswick during the colonial era, 1783–1860” (MA thesis, Univ. of N.B., Fredericton, 1954)
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     Rev George Best married Elizabeth Stanser, daughter of Bishop Robert Stanser and Mary Aust, on 21 August 1820 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was described as the second daughter in the newspaper account of her marriage. The ceremony was performed by the Rev Dr John E W Inglis (177-1850), rector of St Paul's and later the third Lord Bishop of Nova Scotia 1825-1850, and son of the Rev. Charles Inglis (1734-1816), first Lord Bishop of Nova Scotia, 1787-1816. Robert Brymer Stanser was a guarantor for the marriage bond.
     Rev George Best lived at Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He was described as the late Archdeacon in Fredericton, New Brunswick at his son Robert's death in Jan 1848.
     George died on 2 May 1829 in 9 Miles Buildings, Walcot, Bath, Somerset, aged 35. He was buried at Claverton Church, near Bath on 6 May 1829. There are two memorial plaques in Ciaverton
Church which read:- "In Memory of the Venerable George Best, M.A., December 1793 - May 1829, First President, King's College, Fredericton,
later the University of New Brunswick, Canada, January- May
1829. His tomb lies outside this wall.
His obituary from the 'New Brunswick Courier' of 20th June, 1829, reads:
"At Bath, England... whither he went for the benefit of his
health, the Rev. George Best, A.M., Rector of Fredericton and
Archdeacon of the Province".
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Children of Rev George Best and Elizabeth Stanser

Child of Rev George Best

George Granville Best

(1826 - 17 February 1849)
     George Granville Best was born in 1826 in Nova Scotia. He was the son of Rev George Best and Elizabeth Stanser.
     George died on 17 February 1849 in Jamaica.

Rev Robert Stanser Best

(6 February 1823 - 12 January 1848)
     Rev Robert Stanser Best was born on 6 February 1823 in Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was the son of Rev George Best and Elizabeth Stanser.
     Robert matriculated at Queens' College, Cambridge University, in 1842. Admitted pensioner Queens' College, Cambridge, entered Michs. 1842, died Jan. 12, 1848; Adm. pens. at Queens', Oct. 20, 1842. [S. of George, Archdeacon of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and grandson of Robert Stanser, D.D., Bishop of Nova Scotia. B. Feb. 1823. School, Clergy Orphan.] Matric. Michs. 1842; B.A. 1846. Ord. deacon (Norwich) Aug. 23, 1846. Died Jan. 12, 1848, aged 25, at Malta. (Clergy Orphan Sch. Reg; G. Mag., 1848, I. 446.) Robert was a clergyman at Henley, Suffolk. Stipendiary Curates licences - Rev. Robert Stanser Best, curate at £50 p.a. dated 24 Aug. 1846.
     Robert died on 12 January 1848 in Malta aged 24. Died 12th January 1848, the Reverend Robert Stanser Best, B.A., aged 25 years, of CaiuisCollege Cambridge. Born at Granville, Nova Scotia, the son of Archdeacon Best of New Brunswick. Grandson of the Bishop of Nova Scotia. Born 6th February 1823.

     On the 12 inst., at Malta, aged 25, the Rev Robert Stanser Best, BA, of Queen's College, Cambridge, eldest son of the late Archdeacon Best, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, and grandson of the late Right Rev. Robert Stanser, DD, formerly Bishop of Nova Scotia.

Maria Bestwick

(circa 1775? - 17 July 1854)
     Maria Bestwick was born circa 1775?.
     Maria Bestwick married William Wafford, son of William Patriarch? Wafford and Ann Nicol, on 16 May 1796 in St Anne, Soho, Westminster. By banns.
     Maria Bestwick and Maria Aberey appeared on the 1841 census in John St, Hackney South, London. John Brown, carpenter aged 40, Mary Brown 40, Maria Wafford aged 70, Independent, Y, Catharine Wafford 8 (in male column), all born in the county/ Which Maria? Is the Brown significant - but they were Scottish.
     Maria died on 17 July 1854 in Hackney, London. Which Maria Abery or Bestwick?.

Children of Maria Bestwick and William Wafford

Ann Elizabeth Bettison

     Ann Elizabeth Bettison married Robert Sigsworth Martin, son of Robert Duncan Martin and Eliza Frances Ball, in March 1865 in Charlton RD. Ann Elizabeth Bettison and an unknown person were divorced between 1873 and 1874. She and Robert Sigsworth Martin were divorced on 26 May 1874. Martin v Martin and Beaver. Petition 6/5/1873; R S Martin Fitter and Brass Finisher; Married 1/2/1865, lived various addresses in Plumstead, no issue.
On or about 1/4/1873 at 9 North Street Portsea A E Martin committed adultery with one Dennington Beaver. D B, in default of appearance as co-respondent for citation issued against him, ordered to pay costs.
AEM appeared in person, her address 17 Hardings Manor Way Charlton. Oral evidence has been given before court today. Decree Nisi 11/11/1873; Final Decree 26/5/1874.

Frances Betts

(before 1615 - )
     Frances Betts was born before 1615 in Suffolk.
     Frances Betts married Edward Bland, son of Edward or Edmund Bland and Barbara Hynard, on 29 December 1631 in Fornham St Martin, Suffolk.

Child of Frances Betts and Edward Bland

Martin Alfred William Betts

(1881 - )
     Martin Alfred William Betts was also known as Martin Alfred Willis in records. He was born in 1881 in Hadleigh, Suffolk.
     The marriage of Martin Alfred William Betts and Mary Maud Bullett, daughter of James Bullett and Susannah Osborne (Firman), was registered in Cosford RD, Suffolk, in the December 1906 quarter.

Rebecca Betts

(circa 1766 - before 22 October 1826)
     Rebecca Betts was born circa 1766 in Brentwood, Essex.
     Rebecca Betts married Francis Cocksedge, son of Richard Cocksedge and Elizabeth Baxter, on 28 January 1796 in Gt Ashfield, Suffolk.
     Rebecca died before 22 October 1826 in Woolpit, Suffolk. She was buried on 22 October 1826 in Woolpit.

Children of Rebecca Betts and Francis Cocksedge

Baldwin de Betune

( - 1212)
     Baldwin was Earl of the Isle in Flanders. Earl of Albemarle jure uxoris.
     Hawise le Gros married thirdly Baldwin de Betune in 1195. He was buried in 1212 in Meaux Abbey, Yorkshire.
     Baldwin died in 1212 in Yorkshire. 13 John.

Child of Baldwin de Betune and Hawise le Gros

Alice Betune

     Alice Betune was the daughter of Baldwin de Betune and Hawise le Gros.
     Alice Betune married William Marshall Earl of Pembroke in 1203. According to The Honour of Skipton by Farrer, she married in 1203 William, son of William Marshal, earl of Pembroke, she died before 1221.

Ruth Bevan

(1879 - 15 November 1940)
     Ruth Bevan was born in 1879 in Tool..., Victoria. Daughter of Henry Bevan and Elizabeth Flack.
     Ruth Bevan married Christopher William Colbert, son of Edmond Colbert and Catherine MacRae, in 1904 in Victoria.
     Ruth died on 15 November 1940 in Middle Brighton, Victoria. She was buried in Burwood.

Children of Ruth Bevan and Christopher William Colbert

William Bevan

     William Bevan married Elizabeth Horn in March 1897 in Okehampton RD.

Samuel John Bever

     Samuel John Bever married Frances Armstrong, daughter of George Armstrong and Constantia Maria Armstrong, on 25 April 1805 in Parsonstown or Birr, Ballybritt barony, Offaly, Ireland.

Mary Beville

     Mary Beville was born in Gwarnick, Cornwall. She was the daughter of John Beville of Gwarnick.
     Mary Beville married Sir John Arundell, son of Sir John Arundell and Jane Grenville.

Marie Louise Bevis

(circa 1822 - )
     Marie Louise Bevis was born circa 1822.
     Marie Louise Bevis married Ebenezer Mackglew, son of Robert Mackglew and Anna Maria Sleight, on 3 June 1843 in St Bride Fleet St, London.      
Marie Louise Bevis and Ebenezer Mackglew emigrated from England in 1852 to New York, New York, USA. Ebenezer Mackglew 38, Louisa Mackglew 30 & Maria Louisa Mackglew 7, emigrated to New York with the Bevis family.

Child of Marie Louise Bevis and Ebenezer Mackglew

Christopher Bi...

     Christopher Bi... married Unknown Ryther, daughter of Christopher Ryther and Sybil Walker, before 1654.

Ann Bickley

(circa 1630 - )
     Ann Bickley was born circa 1630 in Hallaughton, Warwickshire. She was the daughter of Richard Bickley of Hallaughton, Warwickshire & Sarah his wife (daughter and co-heir of John Rugeley); niece of Sir Francis Bickley, 1st.
     Ann Bickley married Rev Dudley Ryder, son of Robert Ryder of Wisbech and Anne Pope.

Children of Ann Bickley and Rev Dudley Ryder

Ann Bickley

(4 September 1763 - )
     Ann Bickley was born before 4 September 1763 in Brook's Market, Holborn, London. She was christened on 4 September 1763 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.

Ann Darby Bickley

(4 March 1792 - )
     Ann Darby Bickley was born illegitimate before 4 March 1792 in Blackfriars, London. She was christened on 4 March 1792 in St Ann Blackfriars, London. She was the daughter of George Darby and Martha Bickley.
     In George Darby's will dated 3 March 1804 in Coleman Street, London, Ann Darby Bickley was named as heir; He left the goodwill of his business and a box containing his recipe for making annatto to his children Mary & George.
This is the last will and testament of me George Darby of Coleman St in the City of London, Blue and Annatto manufacturer made this third day of March 1804 I give and bequeath to my brother John Darby and my sisters Elizabeth Williams and Mary Morris the sum of 10 guineas each for mourning to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease
And I direct that my executors hereinafter named do and shall within six months after my decease lay out the sum 100 pounds in the purchase of such articles of household furniture linen and wearing apparel as they shall think proper and shall deliver the articles so purchased to Martha Bickley who is now living with me for her own use and benefit
And I give and bequeath the good will of my trade or business of a manufacturer of Blue annatto and other articles and also a certain box marked (a) now in my possession wherein is deposited a certain receipt for making annatto together with such receipt and all other rects used or employed in carrying on my said trade unto Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southwark Oilman and William Bickley of Gt Russell St in the parish of St George Bloomsbury Mdx stove grate maker upon trust to permit and suffer my son George Darby Bickley and my daughter Mary Bickley or any person with whom she may happen to intermarry for and in lieu of her the said Mary Bickley to carry on the said trade as co-partners and to have receive and take the profits therefrom in equal shares until my said son George Darby Bickley shall attain the age of 21 years and immediately upon his attaining that age the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall stand possessed of the same upon trust for the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley in equal shares as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants to and for their own use and benefit
But in case either of them the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley shall happen to depart this life or shall refuse or decline to continue in the same trade and to carry on the same co-partners The said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall from the time of such refusal stand possessed of the same upon such trusts as are herinafter declared concerning the residue of my personal estate and effects And I direct that the said box marked "a" shall in no event be opened or inspected by any person or persons whomsoever save and except by the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley until the same shall be delivered to the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley for the purpose of being used and employed in their said joint trade
And I give and bequeath all my stock in trade and all my ready money securities for money goods chattels estate and effects whatsoever not herinbefore specifically disposed of unto the said Anthony Sterry and the said William Bickley upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to sell dispose of collect get in convert into money and thereout paying my just debts funeral expences and the expences of proving this my will and the several legacies herinbefore bequeathed upon the trusts following that is to say
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Upon Trust thereout within the space of twelve months after my decease to set apart and invest in the purchase of public or Government stocks or securities such sums as shall be sufficient to produce the several annuities of 25 pounds, 21 pounds 70 guineas and 50 pounds or in case they shall think proper to purchase absolutely from any person or persons four annuities of equal amount or any of them for the Lives of the several persons for whose lives the same are respectively hereinafter direct to be paid such annuities so purchased to be secured in such manner as my trustees shall think proper And upon further trust to pay the same annuities to the persons following
that is to say the said annuity of 25 pounds to my daughter Elizabeth King Poole widow for the life of her mother my wife Elizabeth Darby without such proportionable part as hereinafter mentioned with respect to the other annuitants
the said annuity of 21 pounds to my sister Elizabeth Williams of Bermondsey St widow for her life

the said annuity of 70 guineas to the said Martha Bickley for her life
and the said annuity of 50 pounds to Sarah Slodden the wife of Isaac Slodden (blank) for decease of the said annuitant such proportional parts of the stocks funds or securities so purchased not appropriated for the payment of the said annuities shall be considered part of the residue of my personal estate and I do hereby direct that in case the said Martha Bickley or Sus[anna]h Slodden or either of them shall transfer assign or otherwise part with either ... the said annuities hereinbefore directed to be paid them then in every such case the annunities to be paid to the person so assigning the same ... were actually dead...
Upon the trusts following that is to say as to two equal parts thereof the whole into 6 equal parts to be divided upon trust for my two sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley as when they attain the age of 21 years ... to pay the interest to my daughters Elizabeth King Poole, Martha Darby Jennings, Mary Bickley and Ann Darby Bickley respectivley...

and I do direct that from and after the decease of my said wife Elizabeth Darby the sum of one said trustees from the share which my said daughter Elizabeth King Poole and her children would otherwise be entitled to of and the residue of my personal estate
and I further declare it may be lawful for the trustees as they think proper to advance to Joseph Jennings the present husband of my daughter M D Jennings or to the husbands of any other daughters in case they should marry the monies... I appoint the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley executors of this my will and guardians of my said sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley until they shall respectively attain the age of 21 years and of my daughter Ann Darby Bickley until she shall attain that age or be married. Geo Darby.
Witnesses: Danl Renland, clerk to Mr Kibblewhite, Grays Inn Place - John Gibson Wilmot's Buildings Bere?

     In George Darby Bickley's will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London, Ann Darby Bickley was named as heir; Whereas I George Darby Bickley of Friendly Place Castle Street by the will of my late father George Darby of Coleman Street am intitled to the sum of five hundred pounds and divers other sums subject to various ... circumstances ... I do by this my last will give and bequeath the same as follows and so ... ... and appoint Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southbank as my executor to whom I give twenty pounds for the trouble he may have in the .... hereof Also I give unto my executor all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both in possession and reversion in trust and on condition that he do pay and satisfy all my just debts, funeral expences and the proving this my will and out of the residue give unto my mother Martha Bickley within three months after my decease the sum of eighty pounds also to my sister Martha Darby Jennings ten pounds for her use and profit Also to my sister Mary Hooper the sum of ten pounds Also to my sister Ann Darby Bickley the sum of one hundred pounds free from all deductions whatsoever which sum I direct to be paid her within three months after my decease ... her being under the age of 21 ... and as to all the rest and residue of my estate and effects ... I give the same to my brother William Darby Bickley ... notwithstanding he may not have attained the age of 21years and I do hereby will and direct that my said executor shall and may reimburse himself.... this 16th day of February 1810. She was buried on 8 September 1833? In St Marylebone. She may be: Ann Bickley, aged 36, of Little Church St.

Benjamin Bickley

(3 April 1752 - before 24 August 1851)
     Benjamin Bickley was christened on 3 April 1752 in St Botolph Bishopsgate, London. He was the son of Benjamin? Bickley and Elizabeth Unknown (Bickley).
     Benjamin Bickley appeared on the 1841 census in Little Park St, St Marylebone, London. Ann Harla 58, Susan Harla 19, John Goodfllow 30, George Goodfllow 30, Benjn Bickley 72, Alfred Bickley 12, Sarah Fisher 50, George Fisher 52, Margaret Bies 30, William Bies 29, George Roberts 62; all born in the county.
     Benjamin died before 24 August 1851. He was buried on 24 August 1851 in St Marylebone. He may be: Benjamin Bickley, aged 82, of Edward St D. S; however the age is incorrect but it matches the Ben in the 1841 census.

Benjamin? Bickley

(before 1720 - )
     Benjamin? Bickley was born before 1720.
     Benjamin? Bickley married Elizabeth Unknown (Bickley).

Children of Benjamin? Bickley and Elizabeth Unknown (Bickley)

Children of Benjamin? Bickley

Elizabeth Bickley

(20 September 1782 - )
     Elizabeth Bickley was christened on 20 September 1782 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.

Elizabeth Bickley

     Elizabeth Bickley was the daughter of William Bickley and Sarah Cann?

Gabriel Darby Bickley

(15 February 1797 - 24 July 1797)
     Gabriel Darby Bickley was born illegitimate before 15 February 1797 in Blackfriars, London. He was christened on 15 February 1797 in St Ann Blackfriars, London. He was the son of George Darby and Martha Bickley.
     Gabriel was buried on 24 July 1797 in City Road Chapel (Wesleyan), London. Gabriel Darby of Holloway, aged 6 months.

George Darby Bickley

(8 May 1789 - 20 February 1810)
     George Darby Bickley was born illegitimate before 8 May 1789 in Blackfriars, London. He was christened on 8 May 1789 in St Ann Blackfriars, London. He was the son of George Darby and Martha Bickley.
     In George Darby's will dated 3 March 1804 in Coleman Street, London, George Darby Bickley was named as heir; He left the goodwill of his business and a box containing his recipe for making annatto to his children Mary & George.
This is the last will and testament of me George Darby of Coleman St in the City of London, Blue and Annatto manufacturer made this third day of March 1804 I give and bequeath to my brother John Darby and my sisters Elizabeth Williams and Mary Morris the sum of 10 guineas each for mourning to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease
And I direct that my executors hereinafter named do and shall within six months after my decease lay out the sum 100 pounds in the purchase of such articles of household furniture linen and wearing apparel as they shall think proper and shall deliver the articles so purchased to Martha Bickley who is now living with me for her own use and benefit
And I give and bequeath the good will of my trade or business of a manufacturer of Blue annatto and other articles and also a certain box marked (a) now in my possession wherein is deposited a certain receipt for making annatto together with such receipt and all other rects used or employed in carrying on my said trade unto Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southwark Oilman and William Bickley of Gt Russell St in the parish of St George Bloomsbury Mdx stove grate maker upon trust to permit and suffer my son George Darby Bickley and my daughter Mary Bickley or any person with whom she may happen to intermarry for and in lieu of her the said Mary Bickley to carry on the said trade as co-partners and to have receive and take the profits therefrom in equal shares until my said son George Darby Bickley shall attain the age of 21 years and immediately upon his attaining that age the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall stand possessed of the same upon trust for the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley in equal shares as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants to and for their own use and benefit
But in case either of them the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley shall happen to depart this life or shall refuse or decline to continue in the same trade and to carry on the same co-partners The said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall from the time of such refusal stand possessed of the same upon such trusts as are herinafter declared concerning the residue of my personal estate and effects And I direct that the said box marked "a" shall in no event be opened or inspected by any person or persons whomsoever save and except by the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley until the same shall be delivered to the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley for the purpose of being used and employed in their said joint trade
And I give and bequeath all my stock in trade and all my ready money securities for money goods chattels estate and effects whatsoever not herinbefore specifically disposed of unto the said Anthony Sterry and the said William Bickley upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to sell dispose of collect get in convert into money and thereout paying my just debts funeral expences and the expences of proving this my will and the several legacies herinbefore bequeathed upon the trusts following that is to say
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Upon Trust thereout within the space of twelve months after my decease to set apart and invest in the purchase of public or Government stocks or securities such sums as shall be sufficient to produce the several annuities of 25 pounds, 21 pounds 70 guineas and 50 pounds or in case they shall think proper to purchase absolutely from any person or persons four annuities of equal amount or any of them for the Lives of the several persons for whose lives the same are respectively hereinafter direct to be paid such annuities so purchased to be secured in such manner as my trustees shall think proper And upon further trust to pay the same annuities to the persons following
that is to say the said annuity of 25 pounds to my daughter Elizabeth King Poole widow for the life of her mother my wife Elizabeth Darby without such proportionable part as hereinafter mentioned with respect to the other annuitants
the said annuity of 21 pounds to my sister Elizabeth Williams of Bermondsey St widow for her life

the said annuity of 70 guineas to the said Martha Bickley for her life
and the said annuity of 50 pounds to Sarah Slodden the wife of Isaac Slodden (blank) for decease of the said annuitant such proportional parts of the stocks funds or securities so purchased not appropriated for the payment of the said annuities shall be considered part of the residue of my personal estate and I do hereby direct that in case the said Martha Bickley or Sus[anna]h Slodden or either of them shall transfer assign or otherwise part with either ... the said annuities hereinbefore directed to be paid them then in every such case the annunities to be paid to the person so assigning the same ... were actually dead...
Upon the trusts following that is to say as to two equal parts thereof the whole into 6 equal parts to be divided upon trust for my two sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley as when they attain the age of 21 years ... to pay the interest to my daughters Elizabeth King Poole, Martha Darby Jennings, Mary Bickley and Ann Darby Bickley respectivley...

and I do direct that from and after the decease of my said wife Elizabeth Darby the sum of one said trustees from the share which my said daughter Elizabeth King Poole and her children would otherwise be entitled to of and the residue of my personal estate
and I further declare it may be lawful for the trustees as they think proper to advance to Joseph Jennings the present husband of my daughter M D Jennings or to the husbands of any other daughters in case they should marry the monies... I appoint the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley executors of this my will and guardians of my said sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley until they shall respectively attain the age of 21 years and of my daughter Ann Darby Bickley until she shall attain that age or be married. Geo Darby.
Witnesses: Danl Renland, clerk to Mr Kibblewhite, Grays Inn Place - John Gibson Wilmot's Buildings Bere?
An unknown person was an annatto & sealing wax manufacturer between 1808 and 1810, in London. He inherited his father's business goodwill & secret recipe for anatto. Note in the 1822-3 directory: Geo Darby, Barge & boat builders, City Canal, Limehouse. He and Joseph Jennings were listed in a directory dated between 1808 and 1810 as Darby, Jennings & Co at Gt Warren Street, Coldbath Fields, London. George Darby left the goodwill of his business and a box containing his recipe for making annatto to his children Mary & George. In 1809 & 1810 Darby, Jennings & Co. are listed as Annatto & Sealing wax manufacturers at Great Warren St, Coldbath Fields.
     George Darby Bickley made a will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London. Whereas I George Darby Bickley of Friendly Place Castle Street by the will of my late father George Darby of Coleman Street am intitled to the sum of five hundred pounds and divers other sums subject to various ... circumstances ... I do by this my last will give and bequeath the same as follows and so ... ... and appoint Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southbank as my executor to whom I give twenty pounds for the trouble he may have in the .... hereof Also I give unto my executor all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both in possession and reversion in trust and on condition that he do pay and satisfy all my just debts, funeral expences and the proving this my will and out of the residue give unto my mother Martha Bickley within three months after my decease the sum of eighty pounds also to my sister Martha Darby Jennings ten pounds for her use and profit Also to my sister Mary Hooper the sum of ten pounds Also to my sister Ann Darby Bickley the sum of one hundred pounds free from all deductions whatsoever which sum I direct to be paid her within three months after my decease ... her being under the age of 21 ... and as to all the rest and residue of my estate and effects ... I give the same to my brother William Darby Bickley ... notwithstanding he may not have attained the age of 21years and I do hereby will and direct that my said executor shall and may reimburse himself.... this 16th day of February 1810.
     George died on 20 February 1810 in Friendly Place, London, aged 20.
     His will was proved on 22 February 1810 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. He was buried on 25 February 1810 in London. Mr Geo Bickley Darby died 20 Feby 1810, aged 21/22 years. No. 1 Friendly Place, City Road, buried 25th. Thos Charles undertaker, 5 Ball Alleym Lombard Street, pd 1 guinea.

Hannah Bickley

(before 4 October 1775 - )
     Hannah Bickley was born before 4 October 1775 in Spread Eagle Court, Holborn, London. She was christened on 4 October 1775 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. She was the daughter of William Bickley and Ann Kitchen.