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118.CHARLES BOWDLER16 MUCKLESTON (JOHN15, JOHN14, EDWARD13, EDWARD12, ROWLAND11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born 08 May 1766, and died 14 Mar 1806 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.He married MARY SMITH 07 Aug 1787 in St. Julian's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire., daughter of EDWARD SMITH.She was born Abt. 1763, and died Aug 1819 in Wyle Cop, St Julians.

Notes for CHARLES BOWDLER MUCKLESTON:

Occupation-Grocer

His wife was daughter, and co-heir, of Edward Smith, of Salop, Gent.

Sworn Burgess of Shrewsbury - 1795.

Shropshire Monumental Inscriptions - St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, ( In the Chapel ):

"Mucklestone, Charles, Died 1806, Aged 40."

1806

WILL OF

CHARLES MUCKLESTON

Grocer of Shrewsbury.

Source: Public Record Office. Prob 11/1443

This is the last will and testament of me Charles Muckleston of Shrewsbury in the county of Salop Grocer. I direct that ll my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid and satisfied. I give and devise all that my Manor or Lordship of Aston Rogers, Bromlow Meadow Town and Medlicott with the royalties and rights to the same belonging and all and singular my messuages, cottages, lands, estate wastes and hereditments within the same Manor subject to the disposition I shall hereinafter make with respect to the timber and mines in and upon the estate and manor unto my brother John Muckleston Clerk and James Thomas Woolstapler and their heirs upon the trust and to and for the uses, intents and purposes hereinafter mentioned, that is to say upon trust to pay to my wife and her assigns during such time as she as she shall continue my widow the clear yearly sum of over and above what is due to her from our settlement which I hereby confirm payable half yearly at Michealmas and Lady Day, the first payment to on such of the said days as shall next happen after my decease and I charge the same estate with such annual payment accordingly and subject thereto I direct that my said Trustees and their heirs shall stand seized of the same manor and estate subject as aforesaid to the use of my eldest son CharlesMuckleston and his assigns for life sans waste and from and after the determination of that estate by forfeiture or otherwise to the use of the same cottagers and their heirs during the life of my said son in trust to preserve contingent remainder and from and after his decease to the use of the first and other sons of my said eldest son and the heirs of their bodies lawfully issuing and in default of such issue to my second son Edward Muckleston and his assigns for life sans waste with remainder to my said Trustees and their heirs during his life to preserve contingent remainder and from and after his decease to the use of the first and other sons of my said son Edward and the heirs of their bodies lawfully issuing and in default of such issue, To the use of my son John and his assigns for life sans waste with same to my said Trustees to support contingent and remainder with remainder to the first and other sons of my said son John and the heirs of their bodies issuing with .... As the use of any after born son by me begotten on the body of my said wife and the heirs of his body lawfully issuing and in default of such issue to the use of my daughter Mary Muckleston and any after born daughter of mine by my said wife and the heirs of her and their bodies lawfully issuing to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and using the name of Muckleston and in default of such issue I direct to my said executors and their heirs to stand seized of the same manor and estate in trust by and out of the rents and profits thereof to erect and support a school on Brownlow Hill for the fine education of poor cottagers children in that neighbourhood forever. I direct that my said children being sons shall have a power of settling a jointure upon any wife when he shall come into possession of my said estate so as such jointure does not exceed the sum of fourty pounds a year for the life of such wife in that they shall have a power of charging such estate with any sum not exceeding five hundred pounds for the benefit of younger children of the marriage. I give to my said second son Edward Muckleston and his heirs the messuages or dwelling house in which I now live on the Wyle Cop in the same town of Shrewsbury and the piece of land called Gwerrau Elyan in the county of Montgomery with the hereditments and appurtenant to the same belonging respectively and in case he shall die before he attains the age of twenty one years then I shall give and devise the same house and land to my other children, their heirs administrators and executors equally. I give to my son John Muckleston and his heirs all that my *** of a house and land at Wellington in the said county of Salop and a further sum of four hundred pounds of lawful British money out of my personal estate and I direct that the same money be laid out or continuedon good freehold security at the best interest for his benefit and education and maintenance and I direct that in case he shall die without issue before the age of twenty one years then I give the same *** and four hundred pounds equally between any other children and their heirs and representatives. I give to my daughter Mary Muckleston the sum of five hundred pounds of lawful British money the interest whereof I direct shall be laid out for her maintenance and education and in case she dies before her age of twenty one years unmarried or if she marries contrary to the consent of my wife then I give the same sum of five hundred pounds equally among my other children. I direct that my stock in trade shall be valued by two tradesmen and after my just debts my wife during her widowhood be permitted to have the use of the remaining stock for her benefit she paying an interest for the same after the rate of four pounds per cent but from and after her decease or second marriage I give the same equally among my children. I give her likewise during her widowhood the use of my household furniture, plate and linen and from and after her decease or second marriage I give the same equally among all my children except my said wife shall have remained my widow and give the same by her will to her children there I direct that the same shall be divided among the children as she shall direct. I give to my said Trustees for their trouble twenty guineas apiece. I give to my son Charles my Gold Watch and Ring to Edward the two sets of silver shafted knives and forks in lieu of a watch, to my son John my Silver Watch, and to my daughter Mary my metal Watch. I give to any other child of my said wife born in due time after my decease the sum of four hundred pounds and as to all the rest residue and remainder of my real and personal estate over which I have disposing power I give devise and bequeath the same equally among all my children, their heirs, executors and assigns. I direct that if there be discovered and worked any mine in my Manor of Bromlow then I give to each of my children an eighth of my royalty or share arising there from and to my wife during her widowhood another eighth to enable her to keep one horse chaise ( I give the other shares to my eldest son).I direct that my sons when they shall respectively come into possession of my Brownlow estate shall have the privilege and liberty of felling any timber which may be on the same estate the produce of which timber shall be laid out in making trails for and discovering mines upon the same estate. I appoint my said trustees and my dear wife executrix and executors of this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me made. I desire to be buried by my deceased children in St Marys Chapel and direct that there may be a brick vault made there for the use of my familywithout disturbing my dear relations buried there. I desire that I may have a good oak or lead coffin and that each of my tenants including cottagers may attend my funeral and have a pair of gloves and half a crown each and that a chariot hearse and mourning coach attend my funeral. In witness whereof I have to the first three sheets hereof put my hand and to the last sheet hereof My hand and seal this fourteenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine. Charles Muckleston (LY). Signed sealed and published and declared by the said Charles Muckleston in the presence of us who in his presence have subscribed our names in witnesses thereto. William Copeland Jn *** David Lloyd.

Appeared personally - William Copeland of the town of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop Attorney at Law. David Lloyd of the same town, Gentleman, and Thomas Povall also of the same town Grocer, and being severally sworn as the Holy Evangelists to depose the truth jointly and severally made oath as follows and first the said William Copeland for himself sayeth that in or about the month of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine, he was applied to by Charles Muckleston, late of the town of Shrewsbury aforesaid to draw out and prepare for him his last will and testament who gave him this despondent accordingly from such instructions drew out the paper writing hereunto annexed which was then considered and settled with the said deceased and on account of the alterations in the same this despondent wishes that it should be copied for execution but that the deceased being very impatient to have his will completed desired that he might execute it immediately and that if there was occasion he would afterwards further reconsider it and which this despondent recommended to him that accordingly on the fourteenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine being the day of the date of the said will he this despondent was then present with the deceased and was the same over to him prior to the execution thereof and the despondent now viewing the said will and more particularly the several obliterations and inter lineations appraising therein he further deposes and says that the obliterations of part of the twenty second line, the whole of the twenty third and twenty fourth and part of the twenty fifth lines, also part of the twenty ninth, the whole of the thirtieth, part of the thirty first line, the inter lineation of the words "sans waste" interlined between the obliteration of the twenty fourth and twenty fifth lines, the inter lineation of the words " my son John and his assigns for life sans waste with remainder to my said trustees to support contingent remainder with remainder to the first and other sons of my son John and the heirs of their bodies issuing with remainder" interlined between the thirty first and thirty second lines the obliteration between the thirty first and thirty second lines immediately following the last mentioned inter lineation the words to the use ofwritten in the margin opposite the thirty second line and the words "and the" interlined and afterwards struck through between the thirty third and thirty fourth lines all on the first sheet of the said will. The interlineation of the words "and using the name of Muckleston" between the first and second lines the obliterations in the sixth, fourteenth and eighteenth lines and the interlineation of the words "other children, their heirs, Executors and Administrators equally" between the seventeenth and eighteenth lines, the interlineation of the word "out" between the twentieth and twenty first lines, the obliteration of the part of the twenty fifth and twenty sixth lines and the interlineation of the words "other children and their heirs and representatives" between the twenty fourth and twenty fifth lines and also the figure 500 appearing in the margin opposite the twenty sixth line, all in the second sheet of the said will. Also the interlineation of the words "except my said wife shall have remained a widow and given the same by her will to her children then I direct that the same shall be divided among the children as she shall so direct" between the sixth and seventh lines the obliteration in the said seventh and in the eighth lines the interlineation of the words "I give the other shares to my eldest son" appearing between the eighteenth and nineteenth lines, the obliteration of part of the twenty fourth, the whole of the twenty fifth and part of the twenty sixth lines and also the interlineation of the word "brick" between the twenty eighth and twenty ninth lines, all on the third sheet of the said will. Also the interlineation of the word "each" and the words "my funeral" between the second and third lines of the last sheet of the said will were all to the best of this deponents recollection and belief severally and respectively made and done by him this deponent at the desire or with the approbation of the said deceased previous to the execution of the said will and that he the deceased placed the initial letters of his name "CM" in the several places in the said margin of the said will opposite or near to the most material of the before recited interlineations and obliterations in the manner as the same therein now appears in token of his approval or knowledge thereof and he the said deceased there executed the said will in the presence of him the deponent and of ****** and David Lloyd whose names appear subscribed as witnesses thereto and was at the time of such execution of sound and disposing mind and the deponent now also viewing the obliterations of the word "two" and "ten shillings" in the third line and the word "four" written over the said word "two" and the interlineations of the words "dear" and "executrix and" between the twenty sixth and twenty seventh lines of the said third side of the said will. He further deposes and says that he verily believes the said last recited obliterations and interlineations were so made and same in the said will subsequent to the said deceased's having executed the same and the said David Lloyd and Thomas Povall for themselves jointly and severally deposes that they knew and were well acquainted with the said Charles Muckleston deceased for some time before and to the time of his death and also with his manner and character of hand writing having seen him frequently write and having carefully viewed the said last will and testament of the deceased hereinbefore particularly mentioned and more particularly the word "four" and also the word "dear" and the words "executrix and" appearing respectively interlined in the third sheet of the said will and hereinbefore deposed of they so depose that they so verily and in their conscience believe the said words so as aforesaid recited as to be written by and with the proper hand of the said Charles Muckleston deceased. Wm Copeland, David Lloyd, Thomas Plovall. The seventh day of May 1806, the said William Copeland, David Lloyd and Thomas Plovall were duly sworn to the truth of this affidavit by virtue of the commission annexed before me Wm G Rowland Commissioner.

This will was proved at London the fourteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and six before the Right Honourable Sir William Wynne Knight Doctor of Laws Master Keeper of Commissionary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oaths of the Reverend John Muckleston Clerk, the brother of the deceased, and Mary Muckleston widow, the relict of the deceased and two of the executors named in the said will to whom administration was granted of all and they having been first sworn by commission duly to administer. Power reserved of making the like grant to James Thomas the other executor named in the said will when he shall apply for the same.

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Will Summary

Dates:Written 14th April 1799. Proved 7th May 1806.

Property: At Aston Rogers, Bromlow Meadow Town, Medlicott, house in Wyle Cop and land called Gwerrau Elyan inMontgomery, house in Wellington

Requests: To be buried with his deceased children in St Marys Chapel where he desired a brick vault to be built.

Bequests: Lands in trust for his eldest son Charles, [if he didnot survive to his 2nd son Edward] and their heirs,also a gold watch and ring

To second son Edward house in Wyle Cop Shrewsbury and land in Montgomery, also two sets of silver shaftedknifes and forks in lieu of a watch.

To son John house at Wellington plus £400, a silver watch

To daughter Mary Muckleston £500, a metal watch

To wife household items and any stock remaining once debts have been paid.

To the trustees twenty guineas apiece for theirtrouble.

Executor: Wife Mary Muckleston plus his trustees

Trustees: John Muckleston [brother] and James Thomas.

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Genealogical Information

Charles Muckleston[Ref 0315]

Occupation:Grocer

Born:8th May 1766

Married:Mary Smith 7th August 1787 St Julian Shrews [she died 1819]

Died:14th March 1806.

Buried:20th March1806 at St Marys Shrewsbury.

Children:Charles, Edward, Mary, Henry, John [possibly more]

More About CHARLES BOWDLER MUCKLESTON:

Burial: 20 Mar 1806, St Mary's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Occupation: Grocer

Notes for MARY SMITH:

She was the daughter, and co-heir, of Edward Smith, of Salop, Gent.

More About MARY SMITH:

Burial: 14 Aug 1819, St Mary, Shrewsbury

Children of CHARLES MUCKLESTON and MARY SMITH are:

i.MARY17 MUCKLESTON, m. EDWARD SHAW, 05 Jul 1814, St Julians Shrewsbury.

Notes for EDWARD SHAW:

Of Condover Grange Salop

ii.CHARLES MUCKLESTON, b. Abt. 1788; d. 30 Jul 1810, St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire..

Notes for CHARLES MUCKLESTON:

Unmarried.

Shrewsbury School Register, 1798 - 1898:

Entered in 1799 - Charles Muckleston of Merrington Hall, County Salop.

More About CHARLES MUCKLESTON:

Burial: 03 Aug 1810, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Education: 1799, Shrewsbury School (entered)

133.iii.EDWARD MUCKLESTON, b. 28 May 1790, (bap) St. Julian's, Shrewsbury.; d. 21 Jun 1851, Shrewsbury.

iv.JOHN MUCKLESTON, b. Abt. 1797; d. Oct 1814, Wyle Cop.

Notes for JOHN MUCKLESTON:

Unmarried - 3rd Son

More About JOHN MUCKLESTON:

Burial: 13 Oct 1814, St Mary Shrewsbury (age 17)

v.HENRY BOWDLER MUCKLESTON, b. Abt. May 1797; d. 05 Dec 1797, St. Mary's, Shrewsbury, Shropshire. (buried) An infant..

119.SARAH16 MUCKLESTON (JOHN15, EDWARD14, ROWLAND13, EDWARD12, ROWLAND11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) died Bef. 1878.She married HENRY BURFIELD 25 Jun 1825 in St Alkmund Shrewsbury.

Notes for HENRY BURFIELD:

Of Norfolk Street, Strand London

Children of SARAH MUCKLESTON and HENRY BURFIELD are:

i.MARGARET LAURA17 BURFIELD.

ii.HENRY JOHN BURFIELD.

Notes for HENRY JOHN BURFIELD:

Vicar of St Marks Leicester - see his uncle Williams will.

More About HENRY JOHN BURFIELD:

Occupation: 1878, Vicar of St Marys Church Leicester

iii.ELIZABETH BURFIELD.