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Edward Jeffs (abt. 1725 - 1786)

Edward Jeffs
Born about in St. James Garlichythe Church, St James Garlickhithe, London, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Homerton, Middlesex, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Nov 2021
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Biography

Edward was born in about 1724, the son of Edward Jeffs and Martha.
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Edward Jeffs was born in the City of London, England.

He was baptised on 29 November 1724 in St James Garlickhithe, London, England.[1]

Edward married Mary before 1752 when their first child was born.

Mary died in 1764 and was buried on 9th February 1764 at Bunhill Fields burial ground, used by nonconformists. the burial record states she was Mrs Jeffs from Bread Street. On the 13th February 1764 a head stone and foot stone was installed on her grave at the cost one pound and four shillings [2]

Edward remarried in about 1765 to Ann.

In 1776 his friend Daniel Wakelin (abt.1720-1777) appointed Edward as his executor to his will and Edward then proved the will on 22nd November 1777 in London [3] `Both men were members of the London Sandemanian church.

He died on 10 August 1786 according to the Sandemanian membership list[4].

He was buried on 14 August 1786 at Bunhill Fields burial ground, used by nonconformists [5]. The burial record states he was from Homerton [6].

Will of Edward Jeffs

I Edward Jeffs of Bread street Hill London Grocer do make and publish this my will as follows first I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses be fully paid and discharged then I give and bequeath to Mary Jeffs (~1752 - ), Dorothy Jeffs (1753 - ), Edward Jeffs (1754 - ) and Margaret Jeffs (1756 - ) my four children by my former wife Mary Jeffs the sum of one guinea a piece and no more they being well provided for all the rest residue and remainder of my lands tenements goods chattels estate and effects whatever both real and personal whatsoever the same may be or whatsoever the same way consist I do give devise and bequeath the same and every part and parcel thereforeof unto my dear wife Ann Jeffs and to my four children Elizabeth Ann Sarah and Charles Seawark (unclear) Jeffs equally to be divided between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and to their respective heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever And I do hereby constitute my said wife Ann Jeffs and my good friend Mr William Limbery Grosvenor of Cornhill London Stationer Executrix and Executor of this my last will and in case the above said Mr Grosvenor will accept of the said trust I give him twenty pounds but not otherwise and lastly I revoke all former wills made by me and declare this to be my only last will and testament In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of August 1786 Edward Jeffs signed sealed published and declared by the said Edward Jeffs the testator...

This will was proved at London the fifteenth day of August seventeen hundred and eighty six ...(to) Ann Jeffs Widow the relict of the deceased and William Limbery Grosvenor the executors ... [7].

Points of interest from the will include

Membership of the Sandemanian Church

Edward was a member of the Sandemanian Church

Edward was admitted into membership of the London Sandemanian Church on 23rd March 1762 according to the membership records. The records state that he died on 10th August 1786. [8]

See London Sandemanian Church membership list 1762 – 1868 for the full membership list.

Research Notes

In his will he names Elizabeth, Ann, Sarah and Charles as the children from his second marriage, but no records can be found to confirm

He was a Sandemanian when they were born, so unlikely they were christened in an Anglican church

See Also

The family tree of the Seamark and Jeffs families

Sources

  1. Baptism: "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    FamilySearch (accessed 30 November 2021)
    Edward Jeffs baptism on 29 Nov 1724 in St James Garlickhithe, London, England, United Kingdom.
  2. Burial: "England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1936"
    The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; General Register Office: Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths Surrendered to the Non-Parochial Registers Commissions of 1837 and 1857; Class Number: RG 4; Piece Number: 4288
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 2972 #2731096 (accessed 24 November 2021)
    Mrs Jeffs burial (died in 1764) on 9 Feb 1764 in London, Middlesex, England.
  3. Will of Daniel Wakelin, Broker of Saint James Westminster , Middlesex National archives https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D463215 Accessed by Trevor Pickup on 1st November 2021
  4. London Sandemanian Church membership records Held by Dundee University Archives MS 9/1/3, Membership lists of the churches in the UK and America Page 1 Copies of originals ordered and accessed by Trevor Pickup on 15 June 2021
  5. Burial: "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"
    Citing p. 253, Bunhill Fields, London, record group RG4, Public Record Office, London.
    FamilySearch (accessed 24 November 2021)
    Edward Jeffs burial on 14 Aug 1786 in Bunhill Fields, London.
  6. Burial: "England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1936"
    The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; General Register Office: Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths Surrendered to the Non-Parochial Registers Commissions of 1837 and 1857; Class Number: RG 4; Piece Number: 3986
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 2972 #1899101 (accessed 24 November 2021)
    Mr Edward Jeffs burial (died in 1786) on 14 Aug 1786 in London, Middlesex, England.
  7. Will: "England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858"
    The National Archives; Kew, Surrey, England; Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Series PROB 11; Class: PROB 11; Piece: 1145
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry uk Record 5111 #492066 (accessed 24 November 2021)
    Will of Edward Jeffs, granted probate on 15 Aug 1786. Died Abt 1786.
  8. London Sandemanian Church membership records . Page 1


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