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William Brunt (1791 - 1833)

William Brunt
Born in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 17 Oct 1813 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdommap
Descendants descendants
Died in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdommap
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William Brunt was born in early 1791 to William and Sarah Brunt. He was baptised on 24 Apr 1791 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire[1]

Elizabeth Perkins married William Brunt on 17 Oct 1813 in Biggleswade[2]

William and Elizabeth had nine children (although two of them Thomas Perkins and Eliza Larkins have Mary listed as their mother). Four of the children did not survive childhood.

In all likelihood William was a draper like his father even though his son William listed his occupation as a dealer in earthenware on his marriage certificate.

On 21 June 1827 William Brunt of Biggleswade was committed to Bedford County Gaol in the debtors cells for three days. Occupation - draper. No age was listed but given that his father died the following year with considerable wealth it is likely this is the correct William [3]
The following month William was again sent to the debtors' cells on 10 July 1827 where he served over a month - being released on 16 August 1827. [4]

William died in Oct 1833 aged 42 and was buried on 17 Oct 1833 in St Andrew Church, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire[5]

Partial Press Copy Abstract of his father's will conveyance relevant to William and his descendants.

(I) will of 17 Sep 1827 of William Brunt the elder of Biggleswade, gentleman:

- devising other hereditaments not the subject of this abstract to his trustees upon trust to raise the legacy of 900 and weekly sum of 1 to his wife, Elizabeth and son William for their joint lives; upon trust for all children of his son William as tenants in common;

- William Brunt junior had 9 children, 2 of whom had died in infancy before their grandfather's will and 2 of whom (Charles and Frederick) had died in infancy after their grandfather's will, and that the rest (William, John, Thomas Perkins, Mary Ann and Sarah) had attained 21; - death of William Brunt junior in Oct 1833 intestate, his eldest son William being his heir at law and entitled to the shares of the dead Charles and Frederick; - death of William Brunt the grandson on 4 Mar 1860 intestate leaving a widow Louisa Brunt (now Louisa Allen) and two children William, eldest son and heir at law and John; - death of great grandson William Brunt on 28 Mar 1878 intestate leaving a widow Sarah Ann Brunt and only son William Perkins Brunt who was his heir at law; - death of testator William Brunt's second son John on 18 Dec 1862 intestate without widow or issue with William Perkins Brunt as his heir at law; - death of Thomas Perkins Brunt, testator's third son in 1869 intestate leaving a widow Caroline Brunt and 4 children of whom William Brunt was eldest and heir at law; - Mary Ann Brunt, testator's 4th child was married to William White and died on 16 Nov 1879 leaving her husband and 5 children of whom William White was eldest son and heir at law; - Sarah Brunt, testator's 5th child married James Race and died on 11 Apr 1861 leaving her husband and her eldest child and heir at law James Samuel Race; - death of James Race on 28 Feb 1864; - death of James Samuel Race on 25 Oct 1867 leaving 2 children Elizabeth Sarah and Alice Maud Mary, wife of [blank] Bell as joint heirs;

Schedule of ownership of (a)-(b) - one moiety: Louisa Allen of 52 Fitzroy Street, Cambridge, widow of William Brunt, eldest son on William Brunt, son of testator William Brunt (dower in 3/7ths); Sarah Ann Brunt, widow of William Brunt, eldest son of William Brunt, grandson of William Brunt the testator (dower in 4/7th subject to Louisa Allen's prior claim); William Perkins Brunt (4/7ths); Caroline Brunt, widow of Thomas Perkins Brunt of Cambridge, grandson of William Brunt the testator (dower in 1/7th); William Brunt of Old Barn Inn, High Street, Chatham [Kent], eldest son of Thomas Perkins Brunt, grandson of William Brunt the testator (subject to mother's dower of 1/7th); William White of Biggleswade, husband of Mary Ann White (interest in 1/7th); William White of Bunyan Road, Hitchin [Hertfordshire], eldest son of Mary Ann White, granddaughter of William Brunt the testator (subject to father's interest in 1/7th); Elizabeth Sarah Race and Alice Maud Mary Bell, co-heiresses of Sarah Race, granddaughter of William Brunt the testator (1/7th); - other moiety: Helen Perkins (1/4th); Emma Perkins (1/4th); Mary Larkins Perkins (1/2)[6]


  3. Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service, Bedfordshire Gaol Register, Brunt William, Reference Doc: BLARS QGV15/1, Record ID: 37425
  4. Bedfordshire Archives and Records Service, Bedfordshire Gaol Register, Brunt William, Reference Doc: BLARS QGV15/1, Record ID: 37426

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