FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HEZEKIAH CLARKE AND
HEZEKIAH CLARKE was
christened 5 September 1708 in Spondon,
Derbyshire, England, the son of Robert and Catherine
Clarke. He married Martha Cordon 23 April 1731 in South Wingfield, Spondon
parish. Martha was christened 2 October 1705 in Spondon,
the daughter of Henry and Anne Cordon. Hezekiah died in
1799, leaving a will dated 26 November 1793:
I Hezekiah Clarke of Spondon in the County of Derby, yeoman, do make this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say I give and devise all that my messuages, house or tenement with the appurtenances thereto belonging situate and being in Spondon aforesaid, and now in the occupation of my grandson Robert Clarke. Unto him my said grandson Robert Clarke and to his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless to and charged with the payment of the legacies or sums of ten pounds apiece to my two grandsons, John Clarke and Hezekiah Clarke, and to my granddaughter Elizabeth Clarke, to be paid to them respectively by said my said grandson Robert Clarke, his heirs or assigns within.twelve months next after my death. Also I give and devise all that my close situtate at Spondon aforesaid called Alford Meadow. Also all that my other close or new inclosure in Spondon aforesaid call the fflaxhill adjoining to the said Alford Meadow unto my son in law William Tebbutt of Spondon aforesaid and to his heirs and assigns for ever subject, nevertheless to and charged with the payment of the several legacies following, that is to say - the sum of thirteen pounds ten shillings to my daughter Catherine Ashby, and the sum of forty pounds to my daughter Anne Sawman to be paid to them respectively by my said son in law, William Tebbutt, his heirs or assigns within twelve months next after my death. I also give and devise all that my messuages, house or tenement with the appurtenances which I purchased of Joseph Freckleton situate at Burrowash in the said county of Derby unto my daughter Martha Winters, her heirs and assigns. And as to all other my messuages, closes, lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate and all my personal estate and effects of what nature or kind soever and wheresoever I give, devise, and bequeath the same unto my said son in law William Tebbutt, his heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns. And I do hereby constitute and appoint the said William Tebbutt sole executor of this my will hereby revoking all former and other wills by use at any time heretofore all forever and other wills by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I the said testator Hezekiah Clarke have to this my last will and testament, setting hand and seal the twenty sixth day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety three.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said testator Hezekiah Clarke as and for his last will and testament in the presance of us who have hereunto set our hands as witnesses hereto in the presence of the said testator and of each other. John Cade, John Moe, John Parker
Proven 15 October 1799
Hezekiah Clarke's signature on his will
Hezekiah and Martha had the following children:
*1. Mary, christened 10
September 1732 in Spondon, Derbyshire; married William
Theobald (the son-in-law William Tebutt mentioned in
Hezekiah's will) 22 September 1760 in Spondon. Mary may have
died before 1793, as she is not mentioned in her father's
2. Rebecca, christened 9 November 1735 in Spondon, buried 23 November 1735 in Spondon.
3. Martha, christened 12 February 1737 in Spondon; married John Winters 22 October 1760 in Ockbrooke, Derbyshire; died 8 November 1809 in Ockbrooke.
4. John, born about 1740 in Spondon; married Mary Kirk 16 February 1768 in Breaston, Derbyshire; had children Robert, John, Elizabeth and Hezekiah.
5. Catherine, christened 6 April 1743 in Spondon; married Francis Ashby 26 December 1763 in Spondon; died 10 August 1813 in Alveston, Derbyshire.
6. Anne, born in about 1745 in Spondon; married Mr. Sawman.
SOURCE: IGI, Spondon parish register;
www.familysearch.org; www.ancestry.com; will of Hezekiah
Clarke proven 15 October 1799, from Lichfield Records
ROBERT AND CATHERINE CLARKE
Robert Clarke was
born in about 1664 of Chaddesden, Derbyshire, the son of
John Clarke and Elizabeth Holbrook. He married Catherine
in about 1693.
Robert died, leaving a will written 9 April 1728. In the will his occupation is listed as a mulitioner, or miller.
Imprimis, I give & bequeath unto my Loving Son Hezekiah Clarke the parte of my house & garden & forward unto Mr Carrington Pates which I purchased of my brother Hezekiah Cockers widow & children & to his heirs & assigns for over ite being seven yards in breadth after my wifes decease.
A true inventory of the goods & chattells of Robte. Clark of Spondon late deceased, April the 9th 1728
For his purse & apparel 0 15 0
For the fire irons 0 05 0
For one brass pott & 2 little kettles 0 06 8
Four pewter dishes & 3 plates 0 05 0
One table 2 chairs & a little dresser 0 05 0
In the parlour 1 bed 1 cheste 1 little table and 2 chairs 0 03 0
In another parlour 2 forms & a buffett 0 03 0
In a chamber 2 old boxes & a kneading tubb 0 02 6
In another chamber 1 bed 1 box and one chair 0 15 0
In the kitchin one old copper & 2 tubbs 0 10 0
In a celler 4 barealls 0 08 0
For all other lumber 0 02 0
In the stable 2 littles horses 3 05 0
In the cowhouse 2 cows & a calf 4 00 0
For one sow 0 15 0
An acre of wheate 4 00 0
One little acre of peas 1 01 0
18 03 2
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Robert and Catherine had the following children:
1. Matthew, christened 3
September 1694 in Spondon,
Derbyshire; buried 4 September 1694 in Spondon.
2. Elizabeth, christened 7 September 1695 in Spondon; married Mr. Charnsworth before 1728; mentioned in father's will of 1728.
3. Robert, christened 12 May 1698 in Spondon; mentioned in father's will of 1728
4. John, christened 12
March 1699 in Spondon; buried 6 December 1722 in Spondon.
5. Katherine, christened 7 December 1701 in Spondon; mentioned in father's will of 1728.
6. Sarah, christened in December 1703 in Spondon.
7. Katherine, christened 18 December 1705 in Spondon; mentioned in father's will of 1728.
8. Francis, christened 11 March 1706 in Spondon; buried 14 March 1708 in Spondon.
*9. Hezekiah, christened 5 September 1708 in Spondon; married Martha Cordon 23 April 1731, in South Wingfield, Derbyshire, England; mentioned in father's will of 1728.
10. Mary, mentioned in father's will of 1728.
11. Rebecca, christened 16 May 1711 in Spondon; mentioned in father's will of 1728.
SOURCE: IGI, Spondon parish register; will of Robert Clarke, 1728 on www.findmypast.co.uk.
JOHN CLARKE AND
John Clarke was born in
about 1635 of Chaddesden, Derbyshire. He married
Elizabeth Holbrook 5 May 1660 in Spondon. John and
Elizabeth had the following children:
*1. Robert, born in about
1664 of Chaddesden; married Catherine; died before 1 October
2. Ann, christened 16
August 1663 in Chaddesden.
3. Mary, christened 24
January 1666 in Chaddesden.
4. Elizabeth, christened 8
March 1669 in Chaddesden.
5. Joseph, born in about
1670 of Chaddesden; married Catherine 9 September 1690.
SOURCE: IGI; will of father Henry Clarke, 1684, on www.findmypast.co.uk.
In the name of God Amen, I Henry Clarke of Chadesden in the County of Derby, weaver, being sicke & weake of body but of perfect memory praysed be God for it do make this my nuncupative will as followeth in the presence of William Ireland, Henry Rowe, John Stamford & Millicent Hill.
Imprimis, My will & desire is that William Chambers my son in lawe of Cluaston & Mary his wife shall have the use of five pounds for one yeare next after the date hereof.
Item, my son in lawe John Stamford & Jane his wife being provided for I make no further provision.
Lastly, I make my son John Clarke executor & my deare sister Mary Clarke executrix jointly of this my last will & testament bequeathing to them equally all my goods, cattels & chattels whatsoever after the payment of my debts, dues & demands, I xxx 28 day of November Anno Dom nord Caroli secund Ang: Scot & Hibne, ____ 1684.
Published as my will mind & desire in the presence of us whose names are hereunto subscribed.
A true inventory of the goods, cattels & chattels of Henry Clarke late of Chaddesden, deceased, prized and praysed by Henry Rowe William Ireland & Tho Paden as followeth:
Imprimis, his purse & apparel 02 00 00
Oweing to him uppon bond 15 00 00
2 cowes 15 00 00
2 heifers 02 10 00
1 yeare ould calfe 00 13 04
1 swine 00 13 04
1 bedstedd, beadsheeting & pillowbeers 01 10 00
1 table fframe & forms in the house 00 06 08
1 cubbord & couch cheare in the house 00 06 08
1 chest in the parler 00 03 06
Stooles 00 01 00
Wheate 01 03 00
Barley 00 13 04
Peayse 00 13 00
Hay 00 01 00 00
Sheepe 01 10 00
Coales 00 004 00
Linnen yarne 01 10 00
Butter 01 10 00
Cheese 00 06 08
Other by depts 00 08 00
Things praysed & unpraysed 00 00 06
Depts oweing by the sayd Henry Clarke at the time of his death 10 11 05
Inventory 27 08 07
SOURCE: Will of Henry Clarke of Chaddesden, 1684 on www.findmypast.co.uk.
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