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Old 06-02-15, 11:12
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Default Elizabeth Coldham

Name - "official" name and what they were known as
Elizabeth Coldham
Date and place of birth
About 1709 (as she was 29 on the marriage allegation in 1738)
Names of parents
Unknown
Date and place of baptism - if applicable
Unknown
Details of each of his or her marriages - if any
Married Richard Highland 9 Sept 1738 at Holy Trinity, Hounslow by licence. Both were of Petersham, Surrey
Occupation(s) - if any
Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on (if s/he lived in census times!).
1738 Petersham, Surrey when she married
1739-1741 baptised 2 children (Richard and Patrick) at St Marylebone, Middlesex. Baptism of a daughter Elizabeth, mentioned in Elizabeth's Will, not found
1748 Parish of St Margaret's, Westminster when her husband made his Will
1787 Westminster

Date, place and cause of death
Bet. 16 Jun 1787–29 Mar 1794
Date and place of burial.
Not known
Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
Will made 16 Jun 1787, proved 29 March 1794
Summary:
1.To Mrs Audrey Johnson of Barbadoes widow, £40
2.To Richard and George Johnson, £50 divided between them when the youngest comes of age, their mother Audrey to receive the interest until that time
3.To son Patrick’s wife Ann, £250 Old South Sea annuities in trust, to receive the interest for her life free of her husband’s control
4.After Ann’s decease, her husband Patrick to receive the interest
5.After Patrick’s death, the £250 Old South Sea annuities to be divided amongst Patrick and Ann’s children as they come of age
6.To her daughter Elizabeth Fox the interest on £50, after her death the interest to go to her husband James Fox, and after his death the money to be split between their sons George and Gilbert Fox.
7.To Mr Joseph Fox one guinea for a ring to acknowledge the many favours received from him
8.To Mistress Mary Fox and Mistress Ann Gibbons a guinea for a ring
9.To son Patrick, £15
10.To James Fox £10
11.James Fox appointed the sole executor

[The mention of Audrey Johnson and her sons might be significant, as Elizabeth's granddaughter Mary Ann married a Thomas Johnson. No idea if there's a connection as I can't find any trace of an Audrey Johnson]
Memorial inscription - if any
Not known

Link to husband Richard:http://www.genealogistsforum.co.uk/f...chard+highland
Link to son Patrick:
http://www.genealogistsforum.co.uk/f...trick+highland
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Lindsay, I think it says Mercy Johnson, not Audrey.
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Looking at FamilySearch, they list the baptism of Richard Johnson 2 Jan 1774 St Thomas, Barbadoes, son of Richard and Mercy, and George Johnson 2 Dec 1775, same place, same parents. There is also Elizabeth Fox Johnson 21 May 1778, same place, same parents. Richard Johnson married Mercy Boyce 11 Apr 1773 at St Thomas, Barbados.
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That's brilliant, thanks! My transcribing skills still leave a bit to be desired

Interesting that the name Fox crops up in the Johnson family - it makes it seem more likely that Elizabeth has family ties to the Johnsons and the Foxes (especially as Mercy is the first person mentioned in her Will)
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By Googling, I found a Rootsweb post from 1998 by someone else researching Elizabeth's will and wondering what the connection was with Mercy Johnson! I wonder whether he ever solved it. I don't suppose he still has the same email address...


http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.co...-11/0911760004
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Ooh, and he mentions an earlier Highland connection to Barbados.

I'll try emailing him.
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Old 10-02-15, 19:35
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Well, the email bounced - hardly surprising!

However, googling has brought up an author by the name of Coldham writing about bonded immigrants in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - I wonder if he had a personal interest?

...off to dig a little deeper and try to make some connections.
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Ooh, and he mentions an earlier Highland connection to Barbados.

I'll try emailing him.
Lindsay...I've sent you a PM. But you can email me at my current [email protected]
Eric

Ps Peter Wilson Coldham died in 2012.

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Old 15-02-15, 18:40
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Hi Eric!

I have sent your wife a PM.
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