Person:Edward Thompson (40)

Edward Thompson
Facts and Events
Name Edward Thompson
Gender Male
Burial[1] 12 Jun 1673 Swettenham, Cheshire, England

It seems reasonably likely that Edward was the father of the Ellen Thompson who married John Fernihough in 1684; Edward lived at Swettenham and his will of 1673 refers to a daughter Ellen, and the Ellen who married John Fernihough was living in Swettenham in 1684.

  1. Church of England. Parish Church of Swettenham (Cheshire). Parish registers of Swettenham, Cheshire, 1570-1890. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1999).

    Anno Dom[ini] 1673 / Edward Tompson buried the 12th day of June 1673

  2.   Cheshire Wills and Probate (Cheshire Archives and Local Studies, Chester /

    In the Name of God Amen the sixth day of June in the yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred seventy and three I Edward Tompson of Swettenham in the County of Chester yeoman being sick of body but in perfect mynd and memory Praised bee unto Good God therefore and being desirous whilst I have tyme soe to settle worldly Concernements that the same may remayne accordinge to my mynd and will herein declared doe make this my last will and testam[en]t in manner and forme Followinge Imprimis I Committ and Commend my soule into the hands of Almighty God my Creator & master and of Jesus Christ his sonne my alone Saviour and redeemer by whose alone merritts I hope to gane remisseon of all my sinnes and to be received into glory my body to be decently buryed as to my exec[uto]r hereafter herein named shall seeme meete And as touching my reall and personall estate my will and Mynd is And I doe hereby Give devise and bequeath the same as Follweth Imprimis my will and mynd is that my debts and funerall expences shal bee payd and discharged out of my personall estate soe farr forth as my p[er]sonal estate will extend to pay and satisfy And what my personall estate falls short to pay shall be raised out of the proffitts of my lands & heredittaments in Swettenham aforesaid by my executor hereafter herein named till my debts be all fully payd allowing out of the same nevertheless to my wife ten pounds p[er] annum in mony or lands at her elenris[?] she keeping two children till my debts are payd And afterwards I give & bequeath to my said wife dureing her life one annuity or yearely rent of ten pounds to bee issueing out of the premisses & payable to her at two paym[en]ts towitt halfe yearely by equall porcions with power to distrayne & retayne & distresse for non paym[en]t thereout Item I give & devise to my eldest daughter & the heires of her body all my lands & tenem[en]ts aforesaid charged as aforesaid she paying to my other daughter Ellen the sume of one hundred & fifty pounds when my said eldest daughter shall or may attayne the age of one and twenty yeares & in default of paym[en]t to pay interest to her till Payd & that my exec[uto]r & th[ei]r heires shall in default of paym[en]t thereof stand & bee seised of all my said lands & premisses to the use of my younder daughter Ellen & her heries till the said sume of one hundred & fifty pounds & interestt be fully payd charged nevertheles with the s[ai]d annuity to my wife Item my will & mynd is that incase my eldest daughter Catherine shall happen to dye without issue law[fu]lly begotten of her then I give all my lands & tenem[en]ts & p[re]misses (charged as afores[ai]d) to my s[ai]d daughter Ellen and the heires of her body law[fu]lly to be begotten and incase both my childrn dye without issue liveing then I give my said lands & premisses to my brother Thomas Tompson and the heires of his body begotten or to be begotten And in default of such issue to my own right heires Item I nominate ordayns & make my brother in lawe Thomas Smith & my deare wife to bee my executors of this my last will & testam[en]t & doe hereby Revoke all former wills by me heretofore made In wittness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand & seale the day & yeare first abov written
    Edward Thomson
    Signed sealed & published in the presence of
    Edward Adams
    Susinaer[?] Woods

    14o No[vem]bris 1673
    [probate in Latin]
    [damaged inventory not transcribed]