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Children of RICHARD MUCKLESTON and SARAH COWKLEY are:

i.ELIZABETH COWKLEY14 MUCKLESTON, b. 22 Jul 1716, (bap) St. Mary's. Shrewsbury, Shropshire.; d. An infant..

Notes for ELIZABETH COWKLEY MUCKLESTON:

Died an infant. Date not known.

94.ii.SARAH MUCKLESTON, b. 15 May 1718, Bap St Mary Shrewsbury Shropshire; d. Aft. 1782.

iii.ELIZABETH COWKLEY MUCKLESTON, b. 18 Jan 1720/21, (bap) St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.; d. 20 Apr 1722, St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire,(buried)..

79.ROWLAND13 MUCKLESTON (EDWARD12, ROWLAND11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born 27 Dec 1692 in Bap Preston Gubbals Shropshire, and died Abt. 1738.He married ELIZABETH WASE.

Notes for ROWLAND MUCKLESTON:

A Mercer of Shrewsbury

Shropshire Monumental Inscriptions

Shrewsbury - St Julians (In the church? In the Churchyard)

Muckleston Rowland Mercer died 1738A Saddler of Shrewsbury

More About ROWLAND MUCKLESTON:

Occupation: Mercer of Shrewsbury

Children of ROWLAND MUCKLESTON and ELIZABETH WASE are:

95.i.ROWLAND14 MUCKLESTON.

ii.ANN MUCKLESTON, b. 08 Jun 1716, (bap)Preston Gubbals, Shropshire.; d. 13 Jul 1716, Preston Gubbals, Shropshire..

iii.ANNE MUCKLESTON, b. 03 Oct 1718, (bap)St. Mary's Shrewsbury, Shropshire..

iv.JOHN MUCKLESTON, b. 01 Oct 1719, St Chad Shrewsbury (bap).

96.v.EDWARD MUCKLESTON, b. Abt. 1723; d. Abt. 1781.

vi.DOROTHY MUCKLESTON, b. 24 Jan 1723/24, (bap) St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.; m. JOSEPH FARRO, 10 Mar 1742/43, St. Julian's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire..

vii.ELIZABETH MUCKLESTON, b. 30 Sep 1725, (bap)St. Chad"s, Shrewsbury, Shropshire..

Notes for ELIZABETH MUCKLESTON:

A Possible Shropshire / London Link?

In the last issue we mentioned the marriage of Elizabeth Mucklestone to William Austin in Southwark Surrey. This event took place in 1791 and witnesses were Rowland and Rebecca Muckleston. Brian Muckleston pointed out that we had a family in Shropshire with (amongst others) siblings called Elizabeth, Rowland and Rebecca. Information on many members of this family is missing after their births so it is possible that they moved to London. We know that Rowland was married twice once in 1745 and secondly in 1762 in Shropshire. Elizabeth was baptised in 1725 which would have made her 45 at the time of her marriage and that is old for a first marriage in the 1700’s. We are now looking for additional proof to confirm this is actually this family group and connection to London.

viii.REBECCA MUCKLESTON, b. 05 Jun 1730, Bap St Chad Shrewsbury Shropshire.

Notes for REBECCA MUCKLESTON:

A Possible Shropshire / London Link?

In the last issue we mentioned the marriage of Elizabeth Mucklestone to William Austin in Southwark Surrey. This event took place in 1791 and witnesses were Rowland and Rebecca Muckleston. Brian Muckleston pointed out that we had a family in Shropshire with (amongst others) siblings called Elizabeth, Rowland and Rebecca. Information on many members of this family is missing after their births so it is possible that they moved to London. We know that Rowland was married twice once in 1745 and secondly in 1762 in Shropshire. Elizabeth was baptised in 1725 which would have made her 45 at the time of her marriage and that is old for a first marriage in the 1700’s. We are now looking for additional proof to confirm this is actually this family group and connection to London.

ix.BENJAMIN MUCKLESTON, b. 20 Apr 1732, (bap) St. Chad's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire..

Notes for BENJAMIN MUCKLESTON:

Died young.

x.ELIZABETH MUCKLESTON, b. 13 Aug 1734, (bap) St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire..

80.ANNE13 MUCKLESTON (EDWARD12, ROWLAND11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born 12 Jan 1696/97 in (bap)Preston Gubbals, Shropshire..She married WILLIAM WALFORD 05 Jul 1718 in Newtown, Wem, Shropshire., son of WILLIAM WALFORD and JANE MORCHALL.He was born 19 Jul 1699 in Aston Wem Shropshire, and died 04 Sep 1722.

Notes for ANNE MUCKLESTON:

May be the same person as Anne Muckleston (reference number 0226) with an error made, with regard

to the mother's name, at the time of baptism.Possible confusion with another Anne Muckleston born on the same date in Preston Gubbals to Edward

Muckleston and Jane. (see 0226a). They could be the same person with the wrong name of the mother

given at baptism.

More About WILLIAM WALFORD:

Baptism: 23 Jul 1699, Lee Brockhurst Shropshire

Children of ANNE MUCKLESTON and WILLIAM WALFORD are:

i.WILLIAM14 WALFORD, b. Abt. 1719; d. 03 Jun 1719, Wem Shropshire.

ii.WILLIAM WALFORD, b. Aft. 1719; d. 23 Mar 1722/23, Wem Shropshire.

iii.WILLIAM WALFORD, b. Aft. 1723; d. 23 Mar 1724/25, Wem Shropshire.

81.MARY13 MUCKLESTON (WILLIAM12, JOHN11, RICHARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) died 09 Dec 1786.She married ELISHA BURGE in United States of America.He was born 1731.

Notes for MARY MUCKLESTON:

Was she related to Lucy Mucklestone who married David Beach?

BIRGE, Elisha, of Joseph; m. Mary Muggleston (or Mudestone). She perished in a snow storm, Dec. 9, 1786, about 25 rods southwest from her house.

Tryphena, b. July 18, 1757

James, b. Oct. 16, 1758; d. Feb. 10, 1850

Benjamin, b. April 19, 1761

Sarah, b. Nov. 27, 1763

Joseph, d. Sept. 24, 1854, age 86.

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I am not related to this family, I am just passing on this information, which comes from a book titled "A Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants of the Town of Litchfield, Conn." by George C. Woodruff.

Joyce

Child of MARY MUCKLESTON and ELISHA BURGE is:

97.i.TRYPHENIA14 BURGE, b. 18 Jul 1757; d. 18 Jul 1836.

82.LUCY13 MUCKLESTON (WILLIAM12, JOHN11, RICHARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born Abt. 1746 in Goshen Litchfield Connecticut, and died WFT Est. 1775-1839.She married DAVID BEACH 24 Jan 1765 in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, son of SAMUEL BEACH and HANNAH BENHAM.He was born 24 Mar 1742/43 in Wallingford V.r., and died 29 Jul 1806 in Litchfield Connecticut.

Notes for LUCY MUCKLESTON:

If Lucys birth date is correct this william cannot be her father!

the magazine of American history with notes and queries vol xi 1884 By Mrs Martha J. Lamb

I have managed to obtain a copy of this book – be it in poor condition - a very interesting read which included references to a Muckleston who went to America in the very early years.

Pg358

“A SCRAP OF UNWRITTEN HISTORY - William Muckleston MD, of the old English gentry, born in Oswestry County of Salop, removed in early manhood in the State of Connecticut, leaving behind him his father and an elder brother who was by English laws, heir to the whole property. He made his home in Middletown, Conn., and there married and became the father of two daughters, Mary and Lucy. While Lucy was yet an infant, Dr Muckleston received news from home of both his father and his elder brother; which left him sole heir to the great English estate. Making temporary arrangements for his family, he sailed alone to England with a view to the settlement of affairs, and perished at sea, never reaching his destination. This event owing to difficult communication in that early day, remained for a long time unknown, and no effort was ever made to obtain possession of the inheritance, which indisputably belonged to the American descendants of Dr Muckleston, Mary the eldest daughter, married Elisha Burge of Connecticut, then and by some of his descendants now, erroneously spelled Birge, and was the mother of the late James and Joseph Burge of Lichfield, Connecticut, and also of Tryphena Burge (details some of her descendants).

Lucy, second daughter of Dr William Muckleston, married David Beach of Connecticut. Among her descendants was the late Jesse Beach, a revolutionary officer and father of Mrs William Humphreys, formerly of Humphreysville and Derby Connecticut.

The Muckleston family trace their ancestry to Hocskin Muckleston, boen in 1345, who married Gertrude, daughter of Hugh Kynaston. The estate of Merrington came to the Mucklestons by the marriage of Edward Muckleston with Mary, daughter and heir of Thomas Colefaxe, of Merrington. The curious in such matters will find to-day the following entries among the parish records of Oswestry:

John Muckleston, of Oswestry, Gentleman, buried April 6 1682. Aged 64 year.

John Muckleston, eldest son of above, born 1652. Buried July 16, 1702 aged 50 years. [This one died without issue]

William Muckleston. Born April 5 1663. there is no record of his marriage or death.”

Children of LUCY MUCKLESTON and DAVID BEACH are:

98.i.ORANGE14 BEACH, b. 04 Jun 1766, Litchfield, Connecticut; d. WFT Est. 1799-1857.

99.ii.JESSE BEACH, b. 14 Jul 1769, Litchfield, Connecticut; d. WFT Est. 1809-1860.

iii.LUCINDA BEACH, b. 18 Apr 1772; d. WFT Est. 1800-1866; m. SAMUEL WOODWARD, WFT Est. 1800-1834; b. WFT Est. 1755-1775; d. WFT Est. 1800-1861.