Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Thomas Saddington of Market Harborough, Leicestershire - Banker's Clerk - died 1833

From The National Archives - Catalogue Reference: Prob 11/1814 - transcribed by me, with a little help from the Private Client Department at my place of work.

This is the last Will and Testament of me Thomas Saddington of Market Harborough in the County of Leicester Bankers Clerk being of sound mind memory and understanding ffirst I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the wife of John Webb the sum of twenty five pounds to be paid by my Executrix hereinafter named to and for her sole and separate use outright And I do declare that the receipt of my said daughter Mary Webb alone shall be a sufficient discharge to my said Executrix notwithstanding her coverture nor shall the same be liable to the debts engagements control or intermeddling of the said John Webb and all and singular my household goods and furniture plate linen and china and all my monies securities for money money in the public stock or funds and all other my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and where I have power to dispose I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anna Saddington to and for her own use and benefit absolutely she paying thereout all my just debts funeral expenses the said legacy and testamentary charges and I do hereby nominate and appoint my said daughter Anna Saddington sole Executrix of this my Will hereby revoking and making void all former and other will and Wills by me at any time heretofore made and do declare this and this alone to be and contain my last Will and Testament in witness whereof I the said Thomas Saddington the testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this fifth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twentynine - Tho Saddington

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Thomas Saddington the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses - Felix Falkner, Wm Andrews Solr Harborough

Proved at London 9th October 1833 before the Judge by the Oath of Anna Saddington Spinster the daughter and sole Executrix to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn by Grantor duly to administer.

Leicestershire and Rutland Record Office - Market Harborough Parish Registers
DE1587/11 - Marriages 1801-1812

No. 103
John Webb of the Parish of St Martin Borough of Leicester Bachelor & Mary Saddington of this Parish were Married in this Chapel by Licence this sixth Day of Decembr in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred and seven by me E Dardy Minister

This Marriage was Solemnized between us - John Webb, Mary Saddington
in the Presence of - Sarah Bats(?), Geo Webb, Henry Martin

If these events relate to your family, please let me know.

Sunday, 24 June 2007

Family of James and Frances Saddington of Wapping, London

Having finally escaped from the nightmare which is exams, this entry is a follow up of sorts to the marriage certificate mentioned in my 29 May 2007 entry.

Firstly, the family of James and Frances Saddington of Wapping, London as per the 1891 census.

RG12/290 Folio 81 Page 2 and Folio 82 Page 3

Schedule No. 11 - 248 High Street, Wapping, London

James Saddington Head M 51 Lighterman Employed Huntingdon St Neots
Frances Saddington Wife M 51 - London City
Frances Saddington Daur S 27 Dressmaker Employed London St George's E.
Amelia R Saddington Daur S 20 Chemical Packer Employed London Wapping
Samuel H Saddington Son S 19 Wharf Labourer Employed London Wapping
Elizabeth Saddington Daur S 16 - London Wapping
David T Saddington Son S 11 - London Wapping
Edith G F Saddington Daur S 9 - London St George's E.
Violet B Saddington Daur S 7 - London St George's E.

Then two marriage certificates, courtesy of Howard Benbrook's Stepney Marriage Challenge:

Married on 1 August 1897 at St Paul's, Shadwell, London, after Banns

Samuel Henry Saddington, 25, Bachelor, Ship's Checker, 386 Cable Street, James Saddington (deceased), Lighterman
Rose Emily Elliott, 26, Spinster, -, 386 Cable Street, Robert Elliott, Pier Master

Witnesses: Robert Elliott, Miriam Jane Elliott, James William Edward Saddington

and then:

Married on 3 April 1899 at St Paul's, Shadwell, London, after Banns

James William Edward Saddington, 34, Bachelor, Lighterman, 386 Cable Street, James Saddington (deceased), Lighterman
Margaret Theresa Blake, 28, Spinster, -, 386 Cable Street, William Blake, General Labourer

Witnesses: G Stubley?, Georgina Alexander

Any further information on this family would be gratefully received, including any ideas as to where Amelia was packing chemicals and what sort of chemicals they might have been.

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

Saddingtons in Brooklyn, New York (Part 2)

Apologies for the gap in postings, but Real Life, in the form of my sister moving house and a temporary loss of Internet access, have intervened.

Following on from my first post on this subject, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper also had a number of references to a second Saddington family.

This was the family of William S Saddington, and his wife, Jennie. According to the 1880 United States census, William was an Englishman, who had emigrated to the States, and Jennie's parents were both English. It is likely that Jennie's maiden name was Adams, as the household contains one Phoeby S Adams, a single woman, who is described as 'SisterL', and whose parents were also both English.

This Saddington family were also involved in the social life of Brooklyn, but perhaps to a less publicised extent.

The Brooklyn Eagle tells us that, in July 1896, William S Saddington was installed as Noble Grand in the Principle Lodge, No. 48, I.O.O.F. - I believe that this is likely to be some kind of fraternal society like the Foresters or the Freemasons.

In September 1896, William was appointed as a delegate of the Twenty-Sixth Ward Prohibition Association to attend the County convention to be held the following month. The article states that the members of the Association 'take considerable interest in the party of their choice', which leads me to believe that the County convention would be either a Republican or Democrat political convention.

The William S Saddingtons attended the Bedford Avenue Congregational Church, as evidenced by a reference to Mrs William Saddington hosting a cake sale to raise money for the building fund in the autumn of 1897.

The last reference to the family to be found in the on-line archive tells us that Miss Lillian M Saddington, daughter of Mr and Mrs Wm. S. Saddington has become engaged to a Mr Frank B Kerby. As the notice is dated 26 December 1901, perhaps Miss Lillian found a diamond ring under the Christmas tree that year.

If anyone can confirm, correct or add to any of the above information, please let me know.

Monday, 4 June 2007

Leicester Registration District Marriages 1837-1871

Again courtesy of Jenny Reeve, this time via her Leicester Registration District Marriage Challenge, I have copy certificates for 14 Saddington marriages, as follows:

30 April 1840 - Joseph Brown, son of William Brown, married Ann Saddington, daughter of Joseph Saddington, at St Margaret, Leicester

29 June 1840 - John Saddington, son of Thomas Saddington, married Mary Goodwin, daughter of Francis Hardy, at St Margaret, Leicester

27 March 1842 - Joseph Saddington, son of John Saddington, married Susanna Richards, daughter of William Richards, at St Margaret, Leicester

31 August 1846 - Joseph Saddington, son of Joseph Saddington, married Maria Snaithe, daughter of Thomas Snaithe, at St Margaret, Leicester

22 November 1846 - William Frost, son of John Frost, married Mary Saddington, daughter of John Saddington, at St Margaret, Leicester

22 April 1848 - Daniel Saddington, son of Joseph Saddington, married Frances Ann Siddons, daughter of William Siddons, at St Nicholas, Leicester

28 February 1849 - William Saddington, son of John Saddington, married Mary Ann Herbert, daughter of Thomas Herbert, at St Margaret, Leicester

15 September 1849 - John Hurdborough, son of John Hurdborough, married Elizabeth Saddington, daughter of Thomas Saddington, at St Margaret, Leicester

24 November 1855 - Thomas Moore, son of Thomas Moore, married Hannah Elizabeth Saddington, daughter of John Saddington, at St Mary de Castro, Leicester

23 November 1856 - Thomas Saddington, son of John Saddington, married Maria Matts, daughter of William Matts, at St John the Devine, Leicester

8 November 1857 - William Saddington, son of Thomas Saddington, married Ann Shipley, daughter of Joseph Shipley, at St Margaret, Leicester

28 March 1863 - James Wright, son of Thomas Wright, married Leah Saddington, daughter of John Saddington, at St Margaret, Leicester

8 September 1864 - William Page, son of Isaac Page, married Elizabeth Ann Saddington, daughter of Joseph Saddington, at St Margaret, Leicester

31 October 1870 - Joseph Taylor, son of Henry Taylor, married Ann Saddington, daughter of Joseph Saddington, at St Margaret, Leicester

Points to note - 1840 John and his bride were both widowed, 1842 Joseph and his bride were both minors, 1848 Daniel came from Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, and 1863 Leah and her groom were both minors, as were 1864 Elizabeth Ann and her groom.

For anyone with Saddington ancestry in Great Bowden, Leics, 1857 William was the third son of Thomas Saddington (1800-1883)and Hannah Deacon (1809?-1851) of Great Bowden. William and his wife later moved down to London. In addition, 1870 Ann's father, Joseph, was the youngest brother of Thomas Saddington (1800-1883). 1846 Joseph was also from Great Bowden. His parents were Joseph (1788?-1819) and Hannah (1791?-1866) Saddington.

If anyone has an interest in any of these marriages, please let me know.