GEORGE FAMILY OF CRUDWELL


Elizabeth George was born in about 1675. She married Robert Cowley 19 January 1701 in Crudwell, Wiltshire. No christening record has been found for Elizabeth, but she is mentioned in a will for John George of Crudwell in 1722:


Will of John George of Crudwell 1722, Probate Records of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire

In the name of God Amen I John George of Cheglow in the parrish of Crudwell in the County of Wilts yeoman being of good dsposeing sent & memory paysed be God doe make this my last will & testament in manner & form following, first of all I give & bequeath my pretious & immortall soule into the hands of Almighty God hopeing thorough the meritorious death of Jesus Christ my redeemer to have free pardon & forgiveness of all my sins & transgretions and as to the worldly goods as the Lord have lent me I give & dispose as followeth viz. Item I give unto my Brother William George one shilling. Item I give & bequeath unto my Sister Elizabeth the wife of Robert Cowly one shilling. All the rest of my goods & chattels as alsoe my free land & all & singular the rest my household goods & all that is mine I give and bequeath to my loveing wife Ann George whom I make sole heyres & executrix of this my last will & testament revoking all former wills by me hereto made in wittnes wherof I set my hand & seale this seventh day of September in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred thwenty one 1721.
The hand & seale of John George

Sealed & delivered in the psents of Andrew Packer, George Harewell, Nathaniall Poneck



John George of Chedgelow, Elizabeth's brother, died and was buried 10 September 1721 in Crudwell. He had married Ann Pinnock 28 May 1705 in Crudwell. John mentioned another brother, William. William married Esther Scott 1 April 1711 in Crudwell. William died and was buried 30 October 1739 in Crudwell.

Elizabeth, William and John George are not listed in the Crudwell christening records. There is a mention of John George buried 27 November 1712 in Crudwell. John is likely their father. No other members of the George family are found in the Crudwell parish register in this time period, and the family may have come from a nearby parish.


John
        George burial

Burial record for John George in Crudwell



John and his wife had the following children:


1. Elizabeth, born in about 1675; married Robert Cowley 19 January 1701 in Crudwell; buried 22 March 1746 in Crudwell.


2. John, married Ann Pinnock 28 May 1705 in Crudwell; buried
10 September 1721 in Crudwell.


3. William, married Esther Scott 1 April 1711 in Crudwell; buried 30 October 1739 in Crudwell.



SOURCES: Crudwell parish register; will of John George of Crudwell, 1722, Probate Records of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire; www.ancestry.co.uk