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Was the only daughter of Thomas Jeffreys (2346) of Willcott, Shropshire, and sister, and sole heir, of Thomas Jeffreys (2349) of Liverpool.

From Somerset House Probate Indexes:

1873.Muckleston, Elizabeth, effects under #100. 11th December.

The will of Elizabeth Muckleston, late of Shrewsbury in the county of Salop, widow, who died 28

June1873, at Shrewsbury, was proved, at Shrewsbury, by Mary Louisa Muckleston of Shrewsbury,

spinster, the daughter and sole executrix.

Elizabeth was 87 years old when she died.

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Will Proved : 11th december 1873

Index entry:-


Muckleston Elizabeth

11th December Effects under £100

The Will of Elizabeth Muckleston late of Shrewsbury in the county of Salop Widow who died 28th June 1873 at Shrewsbury was proved at Shrewsbury by Mary Louisa Muckleston of Shrewsbury Spinster the daughter the sole Executrix

Transcript of the Will:-

I Elizabeth Muckleston of Shrewsbury in the County of Salop Widow hereby revoke all Wills Codicils and other testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last Will and Testament I give devise and bequeath all and singular the real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever of in or to which I or any person or persons in trust for me am is are or shall be seized possessed entitled or interested at the time of my decease including as well real and personal estate over which I have or shall have a general power of appointment unto and to the use of my daughter Mary Louisa Muckleston her heirs Executors administrators and assigns absolutely according to the nature and quality thereof respectively to and for her and their own benefit and disposal and I constitute and appoint my said daughter Mary Louisa Muckleston sole executrix of this my Will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty five

Signed and acknowledged by the above named Elizabeth Muckleston as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto William Lyon Ford Salop Jno S Newton Solr Birmingham

Proved at Shrewsbury the eleventh day of December 1873 by the oath of Mary Louisa Muckleston Spinster the daughter the sole Executrix to whom administration was granted. The Testatrix Elizabeth Muckleston was late of Shrewsbury in the county of Salop Widow and died on the 28th day of June 1873 at Shrewsbury aforesaid Under £100 J S Newton Solr Birmingham


Elizabeth Muckleston

Born circa 1786

Married Edward Muckleston 18th sept 1818 (St Chads Shrewsbury)

Died 28th June 1873 (Shrewsbury) nee Jeffreys


150.i.REV. EDWARD18 MUCKLESTON, b. 06 Jun 1819, Shrewsbury, Shropshire; d. Dec 1913, Warwick, Warwickshire. [aged 94].

151.ii.ELIZABETH MUCKLESTON, b. 17 Sep 1820, St. Mary's Shrewsbury; d. Aft. 1891.

iii.MARY LOUISA MUCKLESTON, b. 09 May 1825, Shrewsbury; d. 25 Mar 1909, Shrewsbury.



Excutrix of her mothers will in 1873

At the time of the 1881 census she is living with her widowed sister, Elizabeth Lyon,at Ford Hall, Ford, Shropshire

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Will Proved : 26th May 1909

Index entry:-


Muckleston Mary Louisa

Muckleston Mary Louisa of Maple Cottage London Road Shrewsbury spinster died 25th March 1909 Probate London 26th May to Frederick Corbett Lyon Esquire Effects £3963 3s 2d.

Transcription of the Will:-

I Mary Louisa Muckleston of Rose Cottage Wenlock Road Shrewsbury in the county of Salop Spinster hereby revoke all wills codicils and testamentary instruments heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will I bequeath the following pecuniary legacies free of duty namely to my nephew Charles Edward Muckleston two hundred pounds and to Henry Shakespeare Salt (the only child of Colonel Thomas Henry Salt ) and to Reginald Nowell Salt of Shrewsbury Solicitor fifty pounds each I bequeath to my nephew Frederick Corbett Lyon all my books and pictures and to my niece Mary Julia Lyon all my jewellery and personal ornaments to whom also I bequeath my shares in Lloyds banking company limited (purchased with the one thousand pounds left to me by the Reverend Rowland Muckleston ) or the investments or money by which the same shall be represented at the time of my decease I bequeath to Minnie Saviour of 3 Elm Street Greenfields Shrewsbury spinster the proceeds of my policy for fifteen pounds twelve shillings in the Royal London Friendly Society I give devise and bequeath all the residue of my real and personal estate effects (subject to the payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and the legacies given by this will or any codicil hereto and the duty on any legacies given free of duty) as to two thirds thereof to the said Frederick Corbett Lyon absolutely and as to the remaining one third thereof to the said Mary Julia Lyon absolutely and I appoint the said Frederick Corbett Lyon sole executor of this my will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of June one thousand nine hundred and six - MARY LOUISA MUCKLESTON - signed by the said Mary Louisa Muckleston the testatrix in our presence and by us in her presence S G Lello Clerk to Messrs Salt and Sons Solicitors 10 Belmont Shrewsbury G H Jones Clerk to Messrs Salt and Sons

On the 26th day of May 1909 Probate of this will was granted to Frederick Corbett Lyon the sole executor


Mary Louisa Muckleston

Born 9th May 1825

Died 25th March 1909


1841 census

1841 census reads

Quarry Place, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Edward Muckleston, Married, Head, 50, Independant means, of this county

Elizabeth Muckleston, married, wife, 50, of this county

Elizabeth Muckleston, unmarried, daughter, 20, of this county

Louisa Muckleston, unmarried, daughter, 15, of this county

Sarah Fleet, servant, 40, female servant, not of this county

Sarah Carswell, servant, 20, female servant, not of this county

1851 census reads


2 Quarry Place, Shrewsbury

Edward MucklestonMarrHead69 Magistrate, Captain in Army on Half Pay Shrewsbury

Elizabeth Muckleston MarrWife61Shrewsbury

Mary Louisa MucklestonUnmarried Dau24Shrewsbury

George NewnesServant22Gentlemans ServantBattlefield Salop

Ellen WallServant20Housemaid

Mary EvansServant34CookPontesbury

1861 census reads


Ford Village, Ford Shropshire

William LyonMarriedHead46 Landed ProprietorWeston Cheshire

Elizabeth LyonMarriedWife40Shrewsbury Salop

Ann Marie LyonUnmarried Daughter14 ScholarLlanyblodwell, Salop

May Julia LyonUnmarried Daughter12 ScholarLlanyblodwell, Salop

Elizabeth Muckleston WidowMth in Law74 Officers WidowShrewsbury Salop

Mary Louisa Muckleston UnmarriedSister in Law35Bicton Salop

Mary Francis Fletcher Unmarried Governess24 GovernessDerby Derbyshire

Ann MorrisWidowServant45 CookBucknell Radnorshire

Mary BirchUnmarried Servant24 HousemaidBroomfield Salop

Jane C MorrisUnmarried Servant19 Ladies MaidShrewsbury Salop

John HughesUnmarried Servant21 Footman? Montgomery

1871 census


Cotton Hill, Shrewsbury Salop

Elizabeth Muckleston WidowHead86 Widow of Late LieutenantShrewsbury Salop

Mary L MucklestonUnmarried Daughter45Bicton House Salop

Elizabeth J BrooksUnmarried Servant20 CookHadnell Salop

Mary E AstleyUnmarried Servant16 HousemaidHadnell Salop

1881 Census entry: RG11/2645

Ford Hall, Ford Shropshire

Elizabeth Lyon, Head, W, 60, b Shrewsbury Shropshire

Frederick Corbett Lyon, Son, U, 33, b Llanyblodwell Shropshire

Ann Maria Lyon, Dau, U, 34, b Llanyblodwell Shropshire

Mary Julia Lyon, Dau, U, 32, b Llanyblodwell Shropshire

Amelia Jane Paddock, Servant, U, Cook, b Shrewsbury Shropshire

Louisa Lee, Servant, U, 22, Housemaid, b Shrewsbury Shropshire

Thomas Robert Pickering, U, 22, Footman, b Withington, Shropshire

Mary Louisa Muckleston, Sister, U, 56, b Shrewsbury Shropshire

1891 census

Ford Hall, Ford, Shropshire

Fred Corbett LyonSingleHead43Living on own meansLlanyblodwell Salop

Elizabeth LyonWidowMother70Living on own meansSt Mary Shrewsbury

Mary Julia LyonSingleSister45Living on own meansLlanyblodwell Salop

Mary Louisa Muckleston Single Aunt65Living on own meansSt Chads Shrewsbury

Jane Amelia Paddock SingleServant34Cook Domestic ServantBicton Salop

Louisa LeeSingleServant32Waitress Domestic ServantShrewsbury

William NicholSingleServant26Coachman Domestic ServantBurleydam Cheshire

1901 census reads:

Rg13/2537 139 pg 31

7, Drawwell Street Shrewsbury Salop

John Powell, Married, Head, 63, Railway Locomotive Foreman, Chirbury Shropshire

Jane Powell, Married, Wife, 50, Llangollen Denbighshire

Louisa MMuckleston, Unmarried, Boarder, 75, Living on own means, Bicton Shropshire


Baptism: 17 Jun 1825, St Chads Shrewsbury

Burial: 29 Mar 1909, St Chads Shrewsbury

134.MARGARET JANE17 MUCKLESTON (RICHARD JEFFREYS16, JOHN15, EDWARD14, ROWLAND13, EDWARD12, ROWLAND11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born 01 Mar 1824 in Shrewsbury Shropshire, and died Aft. 1881.She married (1) JAMES BROUGH 26 Aug 1851 in St Alkmund Shrewsbury Shropshire, son of JOHN BROUGH and MARY HUKME.He was born 1803 in Leek Staffordshire, and died 05 Nov 1854 in Leek Staffordshire.She married (2) RICHARD PLACE 08 Mar 1862 in Old Church St Pancras London.He died Bef. 1881.


1851 census


1 Pride Hill, Shrewsbury

Richard J Muckleston MarrHead54 Town Councillor and Shoe Manufacturer Shrewsbury

employing 100 men.

ElizabethMuckleston MarrWife52Shrewsbury

Margaret J Muckleston Unmarr Dau27Shrewsbury

Elizabeth Muckleston UnmarrDau20Shrewsbury

Samuel R Muckleston Unmarried Nephew 3Shrewsbury

Mary ButcherServant18Condover Salop

William Lewis16Apprentice to Shoe TradeOswestry Salop

In her uncles will dated 1878 her surname is given as Place

By 1881 she was a widow for the second time. She was at the time the census was taken, visiting some friends at St neots, Huntingdon with her eldest son . Her friends names were John G Mellor and his wife Sarah. He was a chemist and druggist.


Baptism: 03 Mar 1824, St Alkmund Shrewsbury


177. James Brough (John Brough , William Brough , John Brough , Thomas Brough , Thomas Brough , Lionel Burgh (Brough) , Thomas Burgh , John Burgh , Thomas Burgh , Richard De Burgh , Reginald De Burgh , Elias (II) De Burgh , Elias (I) De Burgh , William De Burgh , Elias De Burgh , John De Burgo , Hamon De Burgo (De Plardiwick) , Hamon De Burgo , Hamon De Burgo , (Mr.) , Robert , Ralph ) was born about 1803 in of Leek, Staffordshire, England and was christened on 3 Feb 1804 in Leek, Staffordshire, England. He died on 5 Nov 1854 in Leek, Staffordshire, England and was buried on 10 Nov 1854 in Leek, Staffordshire, England.


James married Margaret Jane Muccleston, daughter of Richard Jeffryes Muckleston and Jane, on 26 Aug 1851 in St. Ackmund Parish, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.Margaret was born about 1824 in Pride Hill, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England and was christened on 3 Mar 1824 in Saint Alkmund, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England.

They had the following children:

205 M i James Rowland Brough was born in 1852 in Leek, Staffordshire, England.

James married Fanny Gertrude Tidmarsh, daughter of James Tidmarsh, in 1881 in England.Fanny was born about 1856 in of Highbury, Middlesex, England.

206 F ii Elizabeth (Ella) Brough was born in 1854 in Leek, Staffordshire, England.

Elizabeth married Henry Arthur Hughes in 1879 in England.Henry was born in of Meole Brace, Salop, England.[Notes]


Baptism: 03 Feb 1804, Leek Staffordshire

Burial: 10 Nov 1854, Leek Staffordshire

Occupation: Owned Silk Mills in Leek Staffs


her second husband


i.JAMES ROLAND18 BROUGH, b. 1852, Leek Staffordshire; m. GERTRUDE FANNY TIDMARSH, 1881; b. 1856, Highbury Middx.


Had 9 children.


Occupation: 1881, Paper Merchant

152.ii.ELIZABETH BROUGH, b. 1854, Leek Staffordshire.




Baptism: 1827, St Pancras