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11.DINAH3 MUCKLESTON (EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born Abt. 1815, and died Bef. 1863.She met (1) /[--?--]/.She married (2) SAMUEL HALLWORTH 1851 in Ampthill Bedfordshire.

Notes for DINAH MUCKLESTON:

Buttermilk Farm, Little Brickhill, Newport Pagnell

Thomas Goodman55FarmerNo

Ann Goodman45No

Richard Goodman25FarmerNo

John Goodman15No

William Goodman20No

Harry Goodman12No

Ann Goodman15No

Lilphab Goodman10No

Sarah Goodman7No

Dinah Muckleston25Female ServantNo

Died Before her father. He died in 1863.

More About DINAH MUCKLESTON:

Occupation: 1841, Servant on a farm

Child of DINAH MUCKLESTON and /[--?--]/ is:

25.i.GEORGE4 MUCKLESTON, b. Abt. 1833; d. 04 Dec 1898, Woburn,Bedfordshire..

Child of DINAH MUCKLESTON and SAMUEL HALLWORTH is:

ii.SRAUTIS4 HALLWORTH..

12.RICHARD3 MUCKLESTONE (EDWARD2 MUCKLESTON, EDWARD1) was born 1819 in Westoning, Beds, and died 25 Dec 1886 in Reg Ampthill[age 67].He met (1) CHARLOTTE BLISS.She died Bef. 1851.He married (2) ANN MORRIS 08 Aug 1849 in Old Church St Pancras London, daughter of THOMAS MORRIS.She was born Abt. 1818, and died 28 Mar 1851 in St Mary Magdalene, Westoning Bedfordshire.He married (3) MARY HILLYARD 1852 in Ampthill Bedfordshire.She was born Abt. 1810 in Barton Le Clay Beds, and died 1885 in Registered Ampthill age 77.

Notes for RICHARD MUCKLESTONE:

Occupation - Corndealer and Blacksmith.

1841 census entry

HO107/5/37

Gunel Hall Farm, Westoning

Edward Muckleston, 60, Farmer

Mary Muckleston, 60

Mary Muckleston, 25

Hanah Muckleston, 20

Richard Muckleston, 15

George Muckleston, 5

Thomas Cork, 15, Male Servant

all born in this county.

In 1863 and 1886 he is given as of Westoning in Bedfordshire.

1851 Census entry

77 ??, Westoning

Richard Muckleston, Head, Widower, 31, Corn Dealer and Blacksmith.

1861 Census

RG9/ 1001

The Village, Westoning

Richard MucklestonMarriedHead41 CorndealerWestoning, Beds

Mary MucklestonMarriedWife49GrocerMarston

Susan MucklestonUnmarried Niece29Assistant to GrocerShitlington, Beds

Mary A MucklestonUnmarried Niece11ScholarShitlington, Beds

1871 census

RG10/1555

Westoning Village, Beds

Richard Mucklestone MarriedHead50CorndealerWestoning Beds

Mary MucklestoneMarriedWife59Barton

Susan Hillyard Unmarried Niece38General Domestic ServantShitlington

Annie RobertsVisitor12Sharpenhoe Beds

Mary Ann HillyardUnmarried Niece21DressmakerShitlington

1881 Census entry

Living at Central Village, Westoning, Bedford, England

Richard Muckleston, Head,M, 61, Corn Dealer b Westoning Bedford, England

Mary Muckleston, Wife, M, 71, b Barton Le Clay Beds

Susan Hillyard, Neice, Domestic, U, 49, b Lidlington, Bedford, England

1851 Census entry

77 ??, Westoning

Richard Muckleston, Head, Widower, 31, Corn Dealer and Blacksmith.

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RICHARD MUCKLESTON

Will Proved : 10th February 1887

Index entry:-

1887

Muckleston Richard

10th February. Personal Estate £4,116 8s 5d

The will with a codicil of Richard Muckleston late of Westoning in the county of Bedford Corn dealer who died 25th December 1886 at Westoning was proved at the principle registry by Blackhall Joseph Yarrow of Springfield Cottage New Southgate in the county of Middlesex Gentleman and Susan Hillyard of Westoning spinster the executors.

Transcript of the Will:-

I Richard Muckleston of Westoning in the county of Bedford Corn dealer hereby revoke all former Wills codicils and other testamentary dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. I bequeath to my wife Mary Muckleston the sum of fifty pounds to be paid to her within one month after my decease for her immediate use. I bequeath to my friend Blackhall Joseph Yarrow of New Southgate in the county of Middlesex Clerk in the bank of England the sum of nineteen pounds nineteen shillings provided he accept the trusts reponed in him by this my will and subject to such legacies to my said wife and the said Blackhall Joseph Yarrow. I give devise and bequeath unto my said wife, the said Blackhall Joseph Yarrow and Susan Hillyard of Westoning in the county of Bedford spinster niece of my said wife and now residing with me, all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever of or to which I shall at my death be seized possessed or entitled or over which I shall at my death have a power of appointment in trust to pay to my said wife or allow her to receive during her life the merits issues profits dividends and income thereof and after the death of my said wife I give devise and bequeath all my said real and personal estate unto and to the use of the said Susan Hillyard for her own absolute use and benefit subject nevertheless to the payment of the following legacies which I hereby bequeath. Namely to George Muckleston of Oxted near to Redhill in the county of Surrey Publican the sum of five hundred pounds. To Francis Hallworthof Pulloxhill in the county of Bedford now in the employ of the Great Northern Railway Company the sum of four hundred pounds. To Mary Ann Emertonthe wife of George Emerton of Liverpool Road Islington London the sum of four hundred pounds. To Phoebe Elliot Hillyard of Ampthill in the county of Bedford Spinster daughter of Robert Hillyard of the same place the sum of three hundred pounds.To Sarah Hillyard sister of the said Phoebe Elliott Hillyard the sum of three hundred pounds. To Florence Mary Emerton daughter of the said George and Mary Ann Emerton of Liverpool Road Islington aforesaid the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid to her attaining the age of 21 years, but in case the said Florence Mary Emerton shall die before attaining that age leaving any children or child the said sum of one hundred pounds shall be equally divided between such children or paid to such child of the said Florence Mary Emerton and in case the said Florence Mary Emerton shall die under the age of twenty one years without leaving any child then I give the said sum of one hundred pounds to her brother Arthur Emerton but only if he shall be living at the death of the said Florence Mary Emerton. I appoint my said wife and the said Blackhall Joseph Yarrow and Susan Hillyard executors and trustees of this my will in witness whereof I the said Richard Muckleston have herewith set my hand this fourteenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and seventy nine -RICHARD MUCKLESTON- signed by the said Richard Muckleston in the presence of both of us and by both of us in his presence - C. Crichton S. Benning solicitor Dunstable -Charles Wren his clerk.

THIS IS A CODICIL to the last will and testament dated the fourteenth day of August 1879 of me Richard Muckleston of Westoning in the county of Bedford Corn dealer whereas I have by my said will devised and bequeathed all my real and personal estate (after the death of my wife Mary which event has happened) to Susan Hillyard for her own absolute use and benefit subject nevertheless to the payment thereof of certain legacies amongst which are legacies to George Muckleston then of Oxted near Redhill in the county of Surrey Publican of the sum of five hundred pounds and to Francis Hallworth of Pulloxhill in the county of Bedford then in the employ of the Great Northern Railway Company of the sum of four hundred pounds. Now I hereby revoke the said legacies of five hundred pounds and four hundred pounds respectively and also the said devise and bequest of my real and personal estate to Susan Hillyard but so far only as relates to fourteen acres of land included therein situate at Toddington in the county of Bedford and adjoining the road leading from Toddington to Tancott and in lieu of the said legacies to the said George Mucklestonand Francis Hallworth equally between them as tenants in common and in all other respects I confirm my said will in witness whereof I have set my hand this twenty first day of December 1886 -R. MUCKLESTON- Signed by the said Richard Muckleston in the presence of both of us and by both of us in his presence -Edward Scott Westoning Agent - C. Chrichton S. Benning Solicitor Dunstable.

ON the 10th February 1887 Probate of this will with a codicil was granted to Blackhall Joseph Yarrow and Susan Hillyardthe executors.

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Richard Muckleston

Born circa 1819

Married Mary ??? 1852

Died 25th December 1886.

They were both of full age and living at St Pancras at the time of the marriage,

More About RICHARD MUCKLESTONE:

Baptism: 24 Jul 1820, Westoning, Bedfordshire

Occupation: Bet. 1842 - 1851, Corndealer and Blacksmith

Notes for MARY HILLYARD:

1861 Census

RG9/ 1001

The Village, Westoning

Richard MucklestonMarriedHead41 CorndealerWestoning, Beds

Mary MucklestonMarriedWife49GrocerMarston

Susan MucklestonUnmarried Niece29Assistant to GrocerShitlington, Beds

Mary A MucklestonUnmarried Niece11ScholarShitlington, Beds

Maiden name may have been Hillyard as she had a spinster niece born about 1832 called Susan Hillyard.

1871 census

RG10/1555

Westoning Village, Beds

Richard Mucklestone MarriedHead50CorndealerWestoning Beds

Mary MucklestoneMarriedWife59Barton

Susan Hillyard Unmarried Niece38General Domestic ServantShitlington

Annie RobertsVisitor12Sharpenhoe Beds

Mary Ann HillyardUnmarried Niece21DressmakerShitlington

1881 Census entry

Living at Central Village, Westoning, Bedford, England

Richard Muckleston, Head,M, 61, Corn Dealer b Westoning Bedford, England

Mary Muckleston, Wife, M, 71, b Barton Le Clay Beds

Susan Hillyard, Neice, Domestic, U, 49, b Lidlington, Bedford, England

Child of RICHARD MUCKLESTONE and CHARLOTTE BLISS is:

i.GEORGE4 MUCKLESTONE, b. 13 Jan 1842, Harlington,Bedfordshire.; m. /[--?--]/, 1879, Islington, London.

Notes for GEORGE MUCKLESTONE:

Birth certificate available

George was Illegitimate.

Occupation-Publican.

His father was a Corn Dealer.

May have married in 1879 in Islington.

He was living with his grandfather (Edward Muckleston ) at the time of the 1851 census, his father was given as a widower! and his age as 16 and place of birth as Flitwick.

More About GEORGE MUCKLESTONE:

Occupation: 1885, Publican of Oxted Surrey

13.SARAH3 MUCKLESTON (THOMAS2, EDWARD1) was born 07 Oct 1827 in Bap Harlington Bedfordshire.She married JOHN DICKINS 15 Dec 1848 in Sundon Beds.He was born Abt. 1830 in Luton Beds.

Notes for SARAH MUCKLESTON:

She may have been the Sarah showing as a Servant on the 1841 census at Wills Farm, Toddington.

as follows

HO107/5/34

Wills Farm, Toddington.

Harry Kirby

Sarah Muckleston13ServantYes

More About SARAH MUCKLESTON:

Occupation: 1851, Straw Bonnet Sewer

Notes for JOHN DICKINS:

There is a John Dickens showing as a widower on the 1881 census - not sure if the same - cannot find any Sarah Dickens in Bedfordshire in 1881.

Dwelling:High Street Bidwell Hill

Census Place:Houghton Regis, Bedford, England

Source:FHL Film 1341393PRO Ref RG11Piece 1647Folio 39Page 23

MarrAgeSexBirthplace

John DICKENSM57 MTebworth, Bedford, England

Rel:Widower (Head)

Occ:Farmers Engine Driver

Aurther DICKENSU20 MHorton, Buckingham, England

Rel:Son

Occ:Butcher

George DICKENSU18 MHorton, Buckingham, England

Rel:Son

Occ:Farm Labourer

Alfred DICKENSU16 MHorton, Buckingham, England

Rel:Son

Occ:Farm Labourer

Henery DICKENS13 MStudham, Bedford, England

Rel:Son

Occ:Errand Boy

More About JOHN DICKINS:

Occupation: 1851, Straw Plait Dealer

Child of SARAH MUCKLESTON and JOHN DICKINS is:

i.WILLIAM H4 DICKINS, b. Abt. 1849, Hixton Herts.

14.ANN3 MUCKLESTON (THOMAS2, EDWARD1) was born 28 May 1837 in (bap )Streatley, Bedfordshire., and died 1907 in Reg Luton Beds.She married RICHARD FARMER HARRIS 18 Oct 1858 in St Pancras Parish Church,St Pancras London, son of SAMUEL HARRIS and ANN FARMER.He was born 13 Mar 1838 in Eversholt Beds, and died Sep 1891.

Notes for ANN MUCKLESTON:

1841 census

HO107/4/31

Streatley, Bedfordshire

Thomas Muckleston54FarmerYes

Thomas Muckleston11Yes

Ruth Muckleston8

Elizabeth Muckleston6

Ann Muckleston4

Susanna Burge 65

Susanna Muckleston21

John Pain18Ag Lab

George Muckleston10

Thomas Harris29Ag Lab

Ann Harris26

Joseph Harris2

May be the Ann who married Richard Farmer Harris in 1858.

On the 1851 census she can be found in Ivinghoe Buckinghamshire.

It may be a school for the disabled - it is not quite clear. The head is Alfred Hart age 39 a general teacher, his wife and a governess are also shown on the census along with a servant and 13 scholars including Ann. The census ref is 1756 /415/0160.On this census her place of birth is given as Arlington (Harlington) Bedfordshire and she is age 14.

1851 census

HO107/1756

Boarding School Ivanhoe Beds includes:

Ann MucklestonScholar14ScholarHarlington Beds

May have an connection to Elizabeth Muckleston - witness at her wedding.

Ann's father is given as Thomas Muckleston deceased.

Could she possibly be the Ann Muckleston born in 1837 to ThomasMuckleston of Streatley - she also had a sister born 1835 who may also have married in St Pancras London - a year later to Alfred Reeves Wild.

They were both minors when their father died and were left in the care of their maternal grandfather.

In 1861 she and her husband were living with her father and mother in law in Eversholt Bedfordshire.

77 Church End, Grocers shop and House

Samuel Harris aged 60 Ag Lab and Grocer born Maulden Beds

Ann Harris wife aged 61 Laundress born Eversholt Beds

Richard Harris son age 33 Carpenter employing 1 man born Eversholt Beds

Ann Harris dau in law age 31 Laundress born Streatley Beds

William Harris grandson age 8 scholarborn eversholt

John Harris grandson age 5 scholar born eversholt beds

In 1881 she and her husband are living at 69 Church End with her widowed mother in law living next door. She is still working as a laundress.

By 1891 her husband is a postmaster and she is a postmistress living at 58 Church Lane Eversholt, his widowed mother is living with them and no children are at home.

By the time of the 1901 census she was a widow. She is still the postmistress and her son Harry now aged 28 is living with her at 57 church end and is recorded as a carpenter. Her sister Elizabeth Burnham also a widow aged 64 is living with her.

More About ANN MUCKLESTON:

Occupation: 1861, Bonnet Sewer

More About RICHARD FARMER HARRIS:

Baptism: 15 Apr 1839, Eversholt Beds

Occupation: Carpenter

Children of ANN MUCKLESTON and RICHARD HARRIS are:

i.ELIZABETH MINNIE4 HARRIS, b. 1860, Eversholt Beds; d. 1864.

ii.WILLIAM HARRIS, b. 1864, Eversholt Beds.

More About WILLIAM HARRIS:

Occupation: 1881, Coach Builder

iii.JOHN HARRIS, b. 1866, Eversholt Beds.

More About JOHN HARRIS:

Occupation: 1881, Carpenter

iv.HARRY HARRIS, b. 1873, Eversholt Beds.