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William JOHNSON

Male Abt 1738 - Bef 1815  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name William JOHNSON 
    Born Abt 1738 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 41B1988813974599BC6167B79C98F78E8E53 
    Died Bef 19 Dec 1815  Boxted, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Dec 1815  Boxted, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The transcript below of William's Will was provided by Darren Beddingfield, March 2014. Darren comments:
      "I recently uncovered a couple of siblings of Mary Johnson - wife of the Boxted patriarch Edward Minter (1765-1854), Ann and Susan [this should read Sarah] and their respective marriages to Thomas Beardwell and Robert Page located in the Boxted register confirmed through the will of none other that Mary's father William Johnson, proved not in Essex where it may be expected to but at London in [March] 1816. The will confirms the relationship of all Edward Minter's children including that of his daughter Mary to James Bruce. William, a farmer, also left land and money to his Minter descendants. He was buried 'of Langham' in Boxted on 19 December 1815 aged 77."

      The Will:
      In the name of God amen I, William Johnson of Boxted in Essex, farmer, hereby revoking all former wills whatsoever by me at any time..do make this my last will in manner following and do appoint my son in law Thomas Beardwell and my grandson Robert Page executors and I give them twenty pounds apiece £20 apiece for their trouble in the execution of this my will and I give and devise unto my son in law Edward Minter the husband of my daughter Mary and his heirs all that freehold messuage wherein i now now dwell with the freehold barns, stables and outhouses and freehold lands, meadows and pastures...situated in Boxted aforesaid now in any occupation of my assigns and which I purchased of Robert Whiley - chargeable with the payment of £100 to my grandchild Mary the wife of James Bruce and with the payment of £100 to my granddaughter Sarah the wife of John Aymer (sic) to be paid to them respectively at the end of one year (after) my decease.
      Next I give and devise unto my grandson Robert Page and his heirs all those several pieces of copyhold land called Pennels otherwise situated in Boxted aforesaid containing by estimation 14 acres more or less now in my occupation or of my assigns and which I have only surrendered to the use of my will chargeable with the sum of £100 to my grandson John Minter to be paid to him one year after my decease.
      Next I give and deivise unto William Minter the eldest son of my aforesaid daughter Mary Minter and his heirs all that copyhold tenement or messuage called Ives or otherwise with the buildings and copyhold land...containing by estimation 3 acres more or less situated in Boxted aforesaid now in my occupation or that of my tenants and which i have only surrendered to my will and my will is that my said daughter Mary Minter use and occupy the said tenement and land called Ives until my said grandson William Minter attains the age of 21.
      I give and devise unto my grandson Thomas Beardwell and his heirs all those freehold lands...situated in Boxted containing by estimation 9 acres more or less in my own occupation or of my tenants of which I lately purchased of (blank) Lambe esquire chargeable with the sum of £100 to my granddaughter Hannah Minter and like sum of £100 to my granddaughter Susannah Minter to be paid to them respectively (at) the age of 21 years.
      I give unto my wife Sarah the sum of £120 to be paid to her one month after my decease....I give to my grandson Thomas Minter the sum of £100 to be paid at his attainment of the age of 21 years and without leaving issue of their bodies
      I direct my said son in law Thomas Beardwell and my grandson Robert Page as soon as soon as conveniently after my decease to dispose of singularly all my goods, chattels, household goods, plate, linen and woollens and the monies arising from the sale thereof and (including) all my ready money...and all other personal estate after payment of my just debts legacies aforesaid, funeral and testimonial expenses I give and bequeath unto my nine grandchildren, the said Mary wife of James Bruce, Sarah the wife of the said John Aylmer, Hannah, Susannah, Thomas and Elizabeth Minter, Thomas Beardwell and Robert Page...equally to be divided amongst them. But in case any of my said grandchildren of my daughter Mary minter should happen to die under the age of 21 years lawfully...I bequeath unto the survivors of the said grandchildren of my daughter Mary Minter to be equally divided amongst them.
      In witness William Johnson have set my hand and set my seal this 25«sup»th«/sup» day of March in this year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen.

    Person ID I2953  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2014 

    Family 1 Rose WILBY,   b. Abt 1732,   d. Bef 14 Dec 1807, Boxted, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 23 Apr 1765  Little Horkesley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Banns called on 31 March, 7 and 14 April. Marriage on 23 April 1765, William Johnson of Great Horkesley, bachelor labourer and Rose Wilby of this parish spinster. Both marked. Witnesses Robert Munson (sign), Elizabeth Thelgate (mark).
    Children 
     1. Mary JOHNSON,   b. Bef 4 May 1766, Great Horkesley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 9 Aug 1841, Boxted, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years)
     2. Sarah JOHNSON,   b. Bef 20 Mar 1768, Great Horkesley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Jul 1768, Great Horkesley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     3. Sarah JOHNSON,   b. Bef 15 Apr 1770, Great Horkesley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ann JOHNSON,   b. Bef 23 Aug 1772, Great Horkesley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 3 Oct 1799, Boxted, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F980  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah APPLEBY 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F997  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Apr 1765 - Little Horkesley, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 19 Dec 1815 - Boxted, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Dec 1815 - Boxted, Essex Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S304] Little Horkesley Parish Registers at SEAX, October 2013.