Noad

Arnold J Noad

From an Assent of the property of the late Arnold John NOAD dated 25 May 1951

THE SCHEDULE

Firstly All that freehold messuage or dwellinghouse formerly called Catherine Cottage and now called “Irondale” -together with the outbuildings and appurtenances thereto adjoining and belonging situate and being in the Parish of Southwick in the County of Wilts formerly in the occupation of the said Arnold John Noad but now of Elsie Louise Noad and conveyed to the said Arnold John Noad by a Conveyance dated the Thirty-first day of December One thousand nine hundred and thirty and made between Bertha Marjory Thring, Beatrice Janet Langley, Gertrude Margaret Langley and The Reverend William Thomas Victor Langley of the one part and the said Arnold John Noad of the other part

Secondly All that coach house or smithy situate at High Street Rode aforesaid adjoining property on the south side thereof formerly belonging to the said Arnold John Noad but recently sold to Edith Washington (No. 65 High St) and on the north side thereof by a coach House forming part of the firstly hereinbefore described premises (Forge Cottage)

Thirdly All that freehold dwellinghouse or tenement (formerly two cottages) situate at High Street Rode aforesaid (formerly called Upper Street) together with the garden in the rear thereof now in the occupation of the said Edward John Noad (No. 63)

Fourthly All that freehold dwellinghouse cottage or tenement situate at High Street Rode aforesaid (formerly described as Upper Street, Rode) together with the garden in the rear thereof which said premises were formerly in the occupation of John Packer but now of Fred Wingrove� Together with and subject to all easements if any now belonging or incident thereto conveyed to the said Arnold John Noad by a Conveyance dated the Twenty fourth day of June One thousand nine hundred and three and made between Sidney Fussell of the one part and the said Arnold John Noad of the other part (No. 61 High St)

Fifthly All those three freehold cottages and premises known as Nos. 1, 2 and 3 Box Cottages Rode in the County of Somerset in the respective occupations of Albert Cayford, John Middleton and Leslie Lawrence comprised in an Assent dated, the Twenty ninth day of July One thousand nine hundred and thirty

Sixthly All those two freehold cottages and premises situate in Nutts Lane Rode aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Frank Moore and H. Bull but now in the occupation of Agnes Moore and George Laurence comprised in an Assent dated the Twenty ninth day of July One thousand nine hundred and thirty

Seventhly All those three freehold cottages and premises and the freehold cottage (formerly described as a cottage and shop) situate at -the Green Rode aforesaid (formerly known as Upper Street Rode aforesaid and in the occupation of G. Francis, F. Francis, Miss Frere and F. Bull) now in the occupation of Douglas Archard, Cecil Keen, Frank Baker and Lucy Lloyd Together with two derelict cottages and premises adjoining the last named and comprised in an. Assent dated the Twenty ninth day of July One thousand nine hundred and thirty

Eighthly All that freehold dwellinghouse with -the garden thereto adjoining situate at Rode Hill in the Parish of North Bradley in the County of Wilts and now known as Langham Place Rode aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Samuel Humphreys but now of Percy Harris and conveyed to the said Arnold John Noad by a Conveyance dated the twelfth day of May One thousand nine hundred and thirty six made between Ernest John White of the one part and the said Arnold John Noad of the other part

Ninthly All those two freehold cottages and premises situate at Newtown Rode aforesaid now in the occupation of Beatrice Jupp and William Bourne

Tenthly All that freehold piece or parcel of land called Common piece situate at Rode Hill Rode aforesaid (now or formerly in the Parish of North Bradley) with the Barn thereon which said piece of land is numbered 16l on the Tithe map for the tything of Southwick in the Parish of North Bradley and contains Ten acres three roods twenty one perches (more or less) now in the occupation of Mrs. C. G. Osborne and W. J. Broadway as tenants thereof

Eleventhly All those two pieces of pasture land situate at Rode aforesaid containing 1.179 acres and 1.265 acres and numbered 212 and 213 on the Ordnance Survey Map first Edition now in the occupation of Mrs. C. G. Osborne as tenant thereof conveyed to the said Arnold John Noad by a Conveyance dated the ninth day of November one thousand nine hundred and twenty one and made between Edward Silcocks of the one part and the said Arnold John Noad of the other part

Twelfthly All that close of pasture land situate in the Parish of Rode aforesaid and containing by estimation two acres (more or less) bounded on the East by a lane called Coopers Lane bounded on the West by a lane called Straight Lane which said close of pasture land is known as Little Southfield Tyning and is numbered 315 on the Tithe Map for the said Parish of Rode now n the occupation of W. J. Broadway as tenant thereof

Thirteenthly All that close of arable land situa-be in the said Parish of Rode and containing by estimation Four acres (more or less) bounded on the east and west by the said Lanes called Coopers Lane and Straight Lane and which said close of arable land is known as Great Southfield Tyning and numbered 317 on the Rode Tithe Map now in the occupation of Norman Brunt as tenant thereof

Fourteenthly All that close of pasture ground called Common Allotment numbered 496 on the Tithe Map of Rode (formerly called Road) and therein stated to contain one acre one rood and thirty one perches and also all that close of pasture land called Late Collins numbered 446 on the said Map and stated to contain three acres one rood and thirty two perches which said closes of land are all situate at Rode in the County of Somerset and now in the occupation of W. Doel as tenant thereof

Fifteenthly All that piece of land and buildings thereon situate in the Parish of Southwick (formerly forming part of a larger piece of land called Birchen Leaze numbered 158 on the Tithe Map of the Parish of North Bradley containing six acres three roods and eleven perches) which said piece or parcel of land contains in area three roods and three perches or thereabouts and is now in the occupation of Mrs. C. G. Osborne as tenant thereof conveyed to the said Arnold John Noad by a Conveyance dated the Twenty ninth day of September one thousand nine hundred and twenty two and made between William Henry Laverton of the one part and the said Arnold John Noad of the other part

Deeds of Arnold Noad�s Property (held by Graham Noad)

Deeds Common to Several Properties

14th January 1815����������������� will of John Wheeler

17th April 1834 ��������������������� will of Henry Wheeler

1st July 1862�������������������������� court ruling on administration of will of Henry Wheeler

20th April 1887���������������������� will of Henry James Wheeler

9th March 1915���������������������� valuation of land by District Valuer for Miss S Wheeler

29th July 1930������������������������ assent of property from Susanna Wheeler to Arnold John Noad

25th May 1951 assent of property from Arnold John Noad to to Mrs E L Noad

10th July 1962 to������������������� sale of 1, 2, 3 & 4 The Green, The Cottage Langham Place, The

13th November 1968������������� Cottages Nutts Lane, The Derelict Cottage Nutts Lane, 1 & 2 Newtown,4 & 6 Marsh Road re the estate of Arnold John Noad.

2, 4 and 6 Marsh Road

26th September 1709 ����������� sale by John Nott to William Stephens

26th July 1716 ����������������������� marriage agreement including assignment by William Stephens to John Stephens

14th November 1737 ������������ sale by John Stevens to William Stevens the elder of Road Inn holder

9th June 1759 ������������������������ will of William Stevens, executor William Gawen

15th March 1762������������������� mortgage from William Gawen and John Stevens to Edmund Moody

17th August 1769 ������������������ assignment from Edmund Moody to his son Robert Moody

15th September 1780 ����������� lease from William Gawen to Rev Dart? of Bath

6th September 1783 ������������� bond of Robert Moody to Jonathan Noad reciting release from R Moody to J Noad of the same date

14th February 1791 �������������� lease from Messrs Noad and Drewett to Mr Collier in trust for Mr John Wheeler

38 High Street

4th April 1737������������������������ marriage agreement including assignment by William Stevens to John Batten and Thomas Stevens

5th April 1737(x2)������������������ lease and release by William Stevens and his son William to John Batten and Thomas Stevens

24th March 1777������������������� lease by Sarah Stevens and her children to John Wheeler and William Collier

14th April 1777���������������������� lease by John Wheeler and William Collier to Esau Reynols

15th April 1777���������������������� mortgage by John Wheeler and William Collier to Esau Reynols

28th October 1777����������������� lease by John Wheeler, William Collier and Esau Reynols to Hugh Rabbitts

28th February 1802��������������� lease by John Wheeler and William Rabbitts to Thomas Harris and John Sibree

34 and 36 High Street

21st January 1719/20������������ sale by Ann Fricker and children to John Pockeridge

22nd January 1719/20(x2)����� sale by Ann Fricker and children to John Pockeridge

29th April 1725���������������������� levy of a fine by Thomas Barnes and John Batten on Samuel Millar

29th March 1733������������������� mortgage by Ann Miller to Ann Crabb

29th April 1737���������������������� mortgage by Samuel Miller and family to Thomas� Barnes

21st May 1752����������������������� mortgage by Samuel Miller and family to George Thresher

7th December 1785��������������� will of Joseph Miller

3rd January 1824������������������� mortgage by Joseph Cromwell to John Wheeler

13th April 1826���������������������� will of Joseph Cromwell

8th and 9th January 1969������� letters from solicitors to Mrs E. L. Noad re Miss Bunns

29, 31 and 33 Church Lane

12th August 1806������������������� conveyance Mr Cabell to Agur Baverstock

12th October 1810����������������� appointment and demise from Agur Baverstock to James Hart

12th October 1810����������������� IOU by Agur Baverstock to James Hart

27th January 1813����������������� lease by Agur Baverstock to John Wheeler

28th January 1813����������������� release by Agur Baverstock to John Wheeler

1835�������������������������������������� abstract of title of Miss Ann Clark as mortgagee

1849�������������������������������������� abstract of mortgage by Mrs Ann Wheeler to Francis Theodosius Clark

15th February 1849 (2)���������� auction purchaser Thomas Coombs

5th April 1849������������������������ grant and conveyance from Miss Ann Clark to Thomas Coombs

3rd March 1860��������������������� sale by William Bissey Matthews to George Watts

25th November 1861������������� grant and conveyance from Thomas Coombs to Thomas Middleton

25th November 1861������������� sale by George Watts to Thomas Middleton

25th November 1861������������� grant and conveyance from Thomas Middleton to Frome Permanent Building Society

14th June 1873����������������������� grant and conveyance from Thomas Middleton to John Henry Middleton

14th June 1873����������������������� grant and conveyance from John Henry Middleton to Frome Permanent Building Society

14th June 1873����������������������� schedule of deeds of John Henry Middleton by Frome Permanent Building Society

9th December 1875��������������� auction notice, purchaser Henry James Noad

15th December 1875������������� auction notice, purchaser Henry James Noad

4th January 1876�������������������� redemption of mortgage by John Henry Middleton

6th January 1876�������������������� grant and conveyance by John Henry Middleton

30th September 1922������������� agreement to sell by Arnold John Noad to Arthur

Cottages in Nutts Lane (now demolished)

16th August 1854������������������� IR death duty form for 3 cottages in Nutts Lane owned by Elizabeth Lawson

3rd May 1876������������������������� letter from A Williams to Mr Pike

1st March 1878���������������������� IR death duty form for 2 cottages in Nutts Lane owned by Elizabeth Lawson

28th September 1878������������ letter from solicitor for Owen Williams to solicitors of H. Wheeler

17th December 1878������������� letter from solicitor for Owen Williams to H J Wheeler

16th January 1879������������������ agreement to sell by Owen Evan Williams to Susanna Wheeler

18th January 1879����������������� declaration of heirship of Owen Evan Williams to Elizabeth Lawson

1879�������������������������������������� abstract of title of Owen Evan Williams

25th January 1879����������������� sale by Owen Evan Williams to Susanna Wheeler

30th January 1879����������������� letter from Cruttwell Daniel & Cruttwell to H. J. Wheeler

5th February 1879������������������ solicitors account from Cruttwell Daniel & Cruttwell to Miss Susanna Wheeler

1879 ������������������������������������� abstract of title of Owen Evan Williams

16th August 1948������������������� assent in favour of A J Noad. Letters between A J Noad and Sylvester & Mackett, solicitors, indicate that the original assent dated 29th July 1930 was lost and a new one was made

1st June 1963������������������������� conveyance from Mrs E L Noad to Mr M G Noad

1968?������������������������������������ list of deeds

Cottage in Langham Place

8th April 1936 April 1943������� letters and documents re purchase by A J Noad of cottage occupied by Mr Humphreys and dispute over the right of use to a closet

Houses (possibly 6 to 10) in Lower Street

1825�������������������������������������� abstract of title with refs. back to 1768 and to Andrews, Wilson, Wheeler, Catherine Mark, Guy�s and Gerrish�s

Other documents

17th April 1730���������������������� Will of Thomas Gerrish

12th November 1736������������� release of cottage in Church Row from Susanna Cole to James Gerrish

9th June 1759������������������������� Will of William Stevens

25th January 1819����������������� lease for one year of property in Frome Selwood leased by Henry Wheeler to John Wheeler

9th September 1823��������������� assignment by Joseph Moon and his wife Mary to Henry Wheeler as security for work carried out by Henry Wheeler on factory in Lullington owned by Joseph Moon

29th October 1826����������������� mill and house and cottages at Orchardleigh Wheeler

27th January 1827����������������� deed of gift of money by Martha Holmes to her children, including Ann, wife of Henry Wheeler and grandchildren, including Elizabeth Jane Wheeler, Ann Wheeler and Henry James Wheeler

12th October 1827 ���������������� agreement concerning a trust fund sold by Henry Wheeler to John Wheeler

12th October 1827����������������� assignment from Henry Wheeler to John Wheeler of 1) Kirches mill and house and cottages at Orchardleigh bought from James Fussell 2) certain houses in Road left to Henry Wheeler by his father John Wheeler snr of Road millwright in will dated about 14th Jan 1815

16th January 1828����������������� assignment of the estate of the bankrupt Henry Wheeler millwright in trust for his creditors from John Wheeler and John Clark to Henry Wheeler the younger

20th June 1848����������������������� Will of James Noad

28th August 1849������������������� Administration of estate of Ann Wheeler

4th July 1851�������������������������� I.R. form listing estate of Ann Wheeler

!7th� January 1852����������������� deed of separation of Louis Bedele and his wife, Elizabeth Jane Caroline (nee Wheeler)

1861�������������������������������������� abstract of title of Anne Ledyard

1861 & 1862�������������������������� several documents about court ruling on will of Henry Wheeler

5th December? 1866������������� letter to �Father� from daughter, S Wheeler in Guernsey.

January 1874�������������������������� letter about unnamed land sold by H J Wheeler to Mr Oke

9th August 1876��������������������� document giving extract of will of Charles Cole including �600 bequest to his niece Susanna Wheeler

7th November 1876��������������� notebook of Susanna Wheeler containing births, marriages & deaths info of relatives

14th February 1878��������������� 3 tax forms relating to land in Road owned by the Skurray family

1878�������������������������������������� documents relating to bequests from Ellen Fussell to her daughter Virtue Noad

22nd February 1881��������������� administration of the effects of Henry James Noad

11 October 1886������������������� will of John Noad butcher

11th October 1895����������������� letter giving answers to questions about the previous ownership of unstated property once owned by Lord of the Manor Mr Andrews and then Mr. John Williams to Mrs Bedele from J Pike

12th June 1930����������������������� probate and will of Susanna Wheeler

29th April 1930 to������������������ various letters and documents concerning the execution of the will of

April 1931������������������������������ Susanna Wheeler

12th September 1973������������ valuation of property including 61 High Street occupied by Mrs Wingrove and �Wayside� 63 High Street vacant

Contents of Envelope

1839 Aug 1 Marriage certificate of Henry Wheeler & Susan Cole

1876 Jul 23 Birth certificate of Arnold John Noad

1879 Sep 18 Notice to quit for John Thomas Dunford from Common Allotment (no. 496) and Late Collins (no. 446)

1880 Aug 5 Birth certificate of Elsie Louise Edwards (wife of A J Noad)

1886 Nov 5 Death certificate of John Noad aged 70, informant Jane Noad of Road Southwick

1889 Oct 30 Marriage certificate of Joseph Gray (48) and Virtue Noad (42)

1893 May 11 Agreement between Elizabeth Jane Caroline Bedele (owner) and Adelaide Morgan (tenant) to let Southfield Tyning

1901 Mar 23 Agreement between Virtue Gray (landlady) and Thomas H Jackson of George Inn (tenant) of Little Southfield Tyning (no. 315)

1901 Apr 29 Agreement between Virtue Gray (landlady) and Edward Silcocks (tenant) of piece of pasture

1902 Nov 10 Marriage certificate of Arnold John Noad (26) and Elsie Louise Edwards (22)

1906 Apr 11 Birth certificate of Doris Mary Emma Bainton

1906 Aug 21 Birth certificate of Edward John Noad

1908 Sep 2, letter from Frome RDC to Mrs Virtue Gray re removal of sewer ventilation shaft fixed to cottage in Nutts Lane

1914 Mar 1 Will of A J Noad

1916 Dec 15 valuations of Cottage at Newtown and Cottage at Rode

1920 Jan 28 Death certificate of Virtue Gray aged 74, wife of Joseph Gray

1920 Apr 26-Jul 13, letters from/to A J Noad of St. Helens re the estate of Mrs V Gray (his mother).

1921 Nov 25 Will codicils and probate of Susanna Wheeler

1930 Jun 15 Birth certificate of unnamed male child of E J Noad

1930 Jul 29 Transfer of 1, 2 & 3Box Cottages, 2 cottages in Nutts Lane, cottage and shop in Upper St, 3 cottages in Upper St and 2 derelict cottages adjoining last, from Miss Susanna Wheeler deceased to A J Noad

1934 Aug 14 &1946 Jul 25 Wayleave agreements for electricity poles stays and wires on various properties

1947 Apr 15 Divorce notice of Edward John Noad & Edna May Noad

1947 Aug 21 Marriage certificate of Edward John Noad (41) & Doris Mary Emma Bainton (41)

1950 May 4 Grant of probate for estate of A J Noad

1959 Sep 30 Will of Elsie Louise Noad

1962 Jul 10-1968 Nov 13, sale of 1, 2, 3 & 4 The Green, The Cottage Langham Place, The Cottages Nutts Lane, The Derelict Cottage Nutts Lane, 1 & 2 Newtown,4 & 6 Marsh Road (1 & 2 Box Cottages) re the estate of Arnold John Noad.

1968 Jun 15 Death certificate of Doris Mary Emma Noad aged 62, wife of E J Noad, 63 High St.

1968 Dec 16 Tax form & letters for Mrs E L Noad, widow of AJ Noad re 1 & 2 Box Cotts; and 4 The Green

1969 Sep 9 Marriage certificate of Edward John Noad (63) widower and Evelyn Doris Harrison (57) widow

1985 Jul 18 Death certificate of Edward John Noad aged 78

Arthur M Noad

COMMANDER ARTHUR MAYNE NOAD, ROYAL NAVY

COMMANDER ARTHUR MAYNE NOAD was born in Rode in 1809 and he lived at Southfield House.� The above stained glass window represents the Parable of the ‘Good Samaritan’ and was subscribed to by the village in memory of him.

Arthur Mayne Noad entered the Navy on the 19th December 1823, as First-Class Volunteer on board the TWEED (28 guns, Captains Fred Hunn and Lord Hon. John Spencer Churchill); in which ship he was for upwards of seven years employed, the greater part of the time as Midshipman, on the South American, Irish, North America and West India, and Cape of Good Hope stations.� In April 1831, having passed his examination in July 1830, he was appointed Mate of the RATTLESNAKE (28 guns, Captain Charles Graham), being fitted out for the Pacific, whence he returned in November 1833.� He next, in May 1834, joined the CHILDERS (18 guns, Captain Hon. Henry Keppel), with whom he served on the Mediterranean and African stations (nearly four months of the period as Acting-Lieutenant) until May 1838.� On the 28th of the following June he was officially advanced to the rank of Lieutenant.� His last appointments were�7th May 1839, to the SERINGAPATAM (42 guns, Captains John Leith and William Ward Percival Johnson), which ship was paid off on her return from the North America and West India station in November 1841�and 22nd February 1842, to the ISIS (44 guns, Captain Sir John Marshall), at the Cape of Good Hope.� On the 19th July in the latter year, while engaged in hoisting out the launch at Port Natal in South Africa, preparatory to the embarkation of the 25th Regiment, Lieutenant Noad sustained a dreadful accident in consequence of the boat�s lifting-hook breaking.� He suffered a dislocation of the right hip, had both bones of his leg fractured, and received such severe contusions of the right shoulder and arm that “mortification was apprehended.”� After being buffeted in this lamentable condition at sea for 12 days in very hard weather. he was put on shore and sent to the hospital at Simon’s Bay, Cape of Good Hope.� In the following December he was invalided out of the Navy; and on 2nd of October 1843 he was awarded a pension.� Agent�Joseph Woodhead, 1 James Street, Adelphi, London.

(From A NAVAL BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY by William R. O’Byrne. Esq., 1849)

He was the son of Emily Mayne of Exeter and Thomas Whitaker Noad and in his life-time he was very active in the restoration of St. Lawrence Church.� He died on Sunday 12th November 1882, age 74 years and he is buried here in St. Lawrence Churchyard.

(Contributed by Lieutenant Commander David Harries, R N and Mrs Dawna Pine)

[This biography has been placed beneath the stained glass window erected in St. Lawrence Church, Rode as a memorial to Arthur Mayne Noad]

Above: A M Noad memorial window in south aisle of St. Lawrence church, Rode

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�Chapter D-13 Arthur Mayne Noad. [DRAFT]

It is difficult to name all those who have contributed the information in this chapter. While I have done considerable work on it, it is only possible due to information provided by family members, in particular the late Ellis Smith, his son Morland Smith, Barry and Jenny Collins and Lyn Chapman. Peter Harris, Sidney Fussell and Brian Foyston of Rode have also produced much information which is shown on or via Peter‟s Rode History website which is well worth a visit for our family‟s history http://www.avpu52.dsl.pipex.com/index.html. And there are probably others I will think of in due course.

Summary.

Arthur was a son of Thomas Whitaker Noad, brother of Thomas Collins‟ mother Sally Noad, and Emily whose family name we don‟t currently know but it could have been Mayne (or perhaps that was her mother‟s maiden name). My pure conjecture is she was a granddaughter, or similar, of John Thomas Mayne of Wiltshire whose eldest daughter was Emily Harriet who mar-ried � seriously � William Andreas Salius Fane de Salis who became prominent in Australian business and who once owned a ship with Thomas Collins‟ friend Robert Towns [Townsville].

Arthur was therefore Thomas Collins‟ cousin. He was born in 1805 and died in 1882. His father died in 1820, aged just 45, when Arthur was 15.

For some reason there seemed to be no future for Arthur in Rode and he looked further afield for his future. Perhaps his older cousin Thomas Collins encouraged him, and we know his aunt‟s brother, Captain Frederick Hunn RN, played a bigger part.

I found the following data in the Navy List of Executive Officers:

Surname: Noad,

First Names : Arthur Mayne

Date entered: 19 December 1823

Date promoted : Lieutenant: 28 June1838

Rank & Seniority on Retired Lists as: Commander: 13 November 1860

Awards and Qualifications: Date awarded Pension for Wounds: 2 October 1843

Notes: Transferred to another retirement scheme

By 1860 Arthur was in poor health � in fact he was invalided out of the Navy in 1843, be-ing granted a �pension for wounds‟ on October 2, 1843. There is no information if this was from some accident at sea or if he had sustained some injury in an action of some sort. Anyway he seems to have petitioned the RN for an increased retirement/sickness benefit in 1860 and was rewarded with a final rank of Commander.

I shall endeavour to find more about the wounding. It must have been quite severe.

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Family Tree.

I have no record of the death of Arthur‟s older brother, Thomas Carden, but his three younger brothers [I am not certain they were children of Thomas and Emily], Charles and John � who may have been twins � and Henry, all died young, possibly at or soon after birth. It seems Emily devoted herself to Arthur since he was all she had after Thomas died in 1820. Emily died in 1856.

Here is the essential, abbreviated family tree data.

Descendants of Jonathon Noad

1 Jonathon Noad b: 5 November 1740 d: 26 August 1814

.. +Sally Whitaker b: 11 June 1739 in North Bradley, Wiltshire

m: 29 April 1762 in North Bradley, Wiltshire d: 6 April 1809

… 2 Ann Noad b: Bef. 1 November 1763 d: 1828

… 2 Sarah Noad b: 21 March 1764 d: Abt. February 1841

……. +James Collins b: Abt. 1759 in Hemington, Somerset m: 23 January 1788 in Road

d: Abt. 1 April 1794

……… 3 Thomas Collins b: 18 October 1790 in Road, Somerset d: 6 August 1866 in Queensland

… 2 Frances Noad b: Bef. May 1774

… 2 Thomas Whitaker Noad b: 1 December 1775 in Rode d: 16 December 1820

……. +Emily b: 1776 d: 1856

……… 3 Thomas Carden Noad b: 31 December 1804

……… 3 Arthur Mayne Noad b: 1808 d: 12 November 1882

……… 3 Charles Noad Burial: 1807

……… 3 John Noad Burial: 1807

……… 3 Henry Noad Burial: 1811

… 2 Humphrey Minchin Noad b: 5 June 1778 d: 7 March 1845

……. +Maria Hunn b: 1790 in Newcastle on Tyne d: 1860

… 2 Jonathan Noad b: 10 November 1782 d: 26 December 1829

… 2 Mary Noad b: 14 June 1783 d: 1844

Arthur never married. He was at sea from an early age and largely incapacitated with a widowed mother at age 35.

Maria Hunn was born c1790, England. She was the daughter of Richard Hunn and Mary Ann Costello. Maria Hunn married Humphrey Minchin Noad, Arthur‟s uncle, on 17-Oct-1811.

So, Maria Hunn was Arthur‟s aunt by marriage.

Captain Frederick Hunn, RN, was Maria‟s brother.

More about Captain Hunn later since he had a lot to do with Arthur for much of his life.

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Joining the Royal Navy.

Arthur‟s mother, Emily, requested some assistance from Frederick Hunn, via a letter from Maria to Fred, when Arthur joined the Navy in 1823.

Note – Blackheath is in Southeast London, probably on the outskirts then, but very close to Greenwich � then Naval Headquarters.

Unfortunately the writing is very hard to decipher in the letter Fred wrote to Emily. Some words are quite clear, yet their context with what other words could be is very confusing to me! The punctuation is also rather hit-and-miss � I am not sure where sentences start and finish, and the paragraphs I have inserted to make it clearer could divide sentences! Best first attempt, but I will work on it:

The address on the letter is:

To Mrs Noad

Rhode

Near Beckington

Somerset.

Blackheath, Friday Morning.

My Dear Emily

A letter from Maria contains a few queries you wish me to reply to � I xxxx myself to comply with your wishes before breakfast as I am xxxxxx to xxxix Town all day and have to dine out on my return � with support to the various minor articles.

Your boy will require I know of none that may not be more nearly procured at Patxxx and as you seem [or rather Maria seems] to consider that place the best for procuring his uniform.

Then also can his trousers be made � of the quantity of white I can say nothing at present, nor need I, even xxx Tweed xxxx for sea, because it is a season that requires some closer and warmer wear.

The quality of blue must be good superfine for one or two pair and a stout second cloth for the same number with a jacket to match.

But I dare say you will be at Portsmouth with him where I shall be very happy to give you every xxxxxx and information in my power. I go down on Monday or Tuesday.

With respect to your boy‟s joining are your own pleasure and his convenience, but I should remind you that the sooner x a pipe and onboard the sooner his career commences and then I can give him leave as you wish � and will do so for a week or two or more.

If therefore the query accounts to as him my advice on the subject I should say take him to Portsmouth immediately he is ready – if he has nothing but xxxxxx jacket so much the better – we could put him into and then xxxx in two or three days.

By the bye send me, or bring with you to Portsmouth, an account of him. I mean age – education � schoolmaster xxxxxxxx of his course xxxx xxxxxxxxx � particulars of names, if more than one please as I must state all them to Admiralty.

I believe I have said all that is necessary on the subject. If not you will always find me at Portsmouth after Tuesday next. �H.M.S. Tweed Portsmouth� will find.

My Dear Emily

Yours most sincerely

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And xxxxxxxx

Fred Hunn.

Emma, who is I think much better, sends her love to you. My Dear Babies are quite well.

I also received the following from Barry and Jenny Collins. The letter they have is dated September 1823 and is obviously written about the same time. They write:

�I have enjoyed reading your communications about Arthur Noad‟s naval ranks, money & etc. We have always been interested in Arthur‟s details and have wondered if his cousin Capt Tom had encouraged him to seek a career in the navy. Also we have old letters written by Fred Hunn to Arthur‟s mother Emily, giving advice as to requirements for him to be accepted into the navy. The letters are very difficult to read – written in both directions (as they did back then!) to save paper.

�She seemed anxious as to how much it would cost and especially the uniforms required. I think she must have made some of the shirts & etc. � I can read in a paragraph:

perhaps you would set about some shirts for him; (tho I always buy mine ready made in London) the quantity, of this highly essential part of his outfit, I should say ought not to exceed 10 good plain, Irish linen, and 12 rather better pullen (?) Shirts, with 8 or 10 Calico? For night, which will also wear well as day shirts should he ever come (as I have been for weeks) upon short allowance both of clean shirts & fresh water.

�This letter was written Sept 1823, almost three years after of death of Arthur‟s father and Arthur would have been 15 years old.�

I also cannot find a meaning, or close alternative word, for �pullen�.

Arthur �entered� the Royal Navy of 19th December 1823. Did he get home for Christmas? Perhaps he was accepted that day and actually walked through the gates immediately after New Year, which was what happened in my time.

Arthur was first posted, as a Midshipman, to HMS Tweed which, conveniently, was then captained by Frederick Hunn. The ship, still under Captain Hunn, was taken out of service in 1827 so Arthur may have been on her until then. It is probable he then had more training on his promotion from Midshipman to Sub-lieutenant. There is more about HMS Tweed and Captain Hunn later.

I have not found any other postings for him after HMS Tweed until the time he wrote the following letters to his mother.

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Arthur�s Letters.

Arthur wrote letters to his mother. Some are held by Barry and Jenny Collins and they have kindly made them available to me. The handwriting is so good I have not transcribed them. They carry a lot of interesting information and make good reading.

The only real �difficulty reading them is the use of the �long s‟ which can be confusing. This looks to us like an �f‟ and is used for the first of a �double s‟. So, �vessel‟ appears some-thing like �vefsel‟, �dressed‟ as ‟drefsed‟, etc. BUT it is not used where the �double s‟ is sounded as �sh‟ as in �procession‟. On the other hand it also seems to be not used when a �double s‟, pro-nounced as �s‟, occurs at the end of a word such as �happiness‟. Highly confusing, but don‟t let that stop you reading interesting letters, including first-hand accounts of some historical events.

It is reasonable to imagine from this sample of three that he may have written about monthly, say ten letters per year, during his time in the RN. He joined in 1823 and was invalided out in about 1843. So that means there may have been nearly 200 such letters! He may have written to people other than his mother. Imagine how much information, historical and family, there would have been in that lot!

I suppose the letters were divided up and distributed after Arthur‟s death which is why Barry and Jenny have three successive letters. It may also mean there are others in Australia and England surviving, in attics or perhaps local museum archives, just waiting to be discovered. Or perhaps these three are all that survive. I wonder if his �heir-in-law‟ Charles Humphrey Carden Noad was the initial recipient of Arthur‟s collection of letters to his mother? We may never know!

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Letter of May 1835.

I don‟t know what ship he was on but he seems to have been a junior officer. It is written at Salonica � always known to the Greeks as Thessalonica � but some of it was written from the port of Athens, a long way from Salonica.

Lord Ponsonby, a very prominent English politician, was the Ambassador in Turkey at the time of this letter.

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Othon, first King of modern Greece, was actually Prince Otto of Bavaria and hence the German influence. He was appointed king when he was still a minor so had to wait for his 20th birthday to be crowned. Othon was a Greek form of Otto.

A �packet‟ was a fairly small and relatively fast ship carrying mail and light packages. This would have brought not just personal mail and newspapers but also the latest orders from Admiralty. So there was a considerable delay from the time the Admiralty decided to do some-thing, the ships getting the instructions, and then getting to the location � by which time there may have been considerable change.

I am pretty sure �drawing‟ relates to him drawing money from his bank. Since the Navy covered all normal living expenses, his pay would have gone into a bank from which he drew perhaps six-monthly what he needed for the next six-months.

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Don‟t know who �Aunt Cresswell� was. Mary was possibly his aunt, Mary Noad, who died in 1844. Sidney Fussell b aft 1850 is the first �Sidney‟ I have so I don‟t know yet who this earlier �Sidney‟ was.

�Maryanne‟ would have been his cousin Maryanne Noad, daughter of Humphrey Minchin Noad � then owner of Rockabella, and also niece of Captain Fred Hunn RN. Aunt Maria was Maryanne‟s mother, and sister of Captain Fred Hunn RN.

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Not sure who Caroline was in Malta, but he also shows here that Captain Fred Hunn was apparently stationed in Malta at that time.

�The common vehicle lately used for travelling in Malta was called a ca-lesse; a kind of carriage with two wheels, drawn by one horse or male. Some of these conveyances are intended for two persons only, others carry four. The driver is obliged to walk or run at the side, and with a small piece of wood, called a niggiesa, in which two short nails are fixed, pricks the animal in order to urge him onward.�

The calesse seems to have dated from Roman times and was probably unsprung. [These days we seem to use such devices on the taxi drivers rather than the �engine‟!]

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�Medea Steamer�, HMS Medea, was a very early [1833] steam-driven paddle sloop. She was quite small, carrying 6 guns. At full speed she could reach about 6 knots, and tests indicated she could achieve 1200 miles on one ton of coal [Sounds an impossible distance to me! I think they mean one load of coal]. Slow, but she could do that regardless of wind. HMS Medea car-ried the Koh-i-noor diamond from India to England in 1850.

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King Othon of Greece.

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Not only was Othon the first king of modern Greece, he was the only one. He was named king in 1832, crowned in 1835, and he reigned until 1863. Thereafter the kings were �King of Hellenes�, which seemed, at least in those days, to include such territories as Cyprus and Crete.

Anyway, an interesting and descriptive letter.

The next letter is dated June 29, 1835. It is a more difficult one to read because he has re-duced his script size and spacing to fit a lot more on each page. I have not time at present to transcribe it so you‟ll just have to try! It is not too bad when you �zoom‟ the pages.

At the top it states �Cruising off Cape St Angelo.� Don‟t look for it � it can‟t be found! I think it is in southwest Greece, somewhere in the region of Cape Matapan (notable WWII sea battle), but the name has not been used for a long time. An Admiral of the RN made a painting

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of the Fleet off Cape St Angelo in the 1880s but an image is not available. It still does not say where it was � but I found it is now Cape Maleas, the most southern tip of mainland Greece.

From there they proceeded east to the Greek island of Antiparos, mainly so the Admiral and his wife could visit the famous grotto there. This has been a famous tourist attraction for centuries but must be less of an attraction these days:

The cave of Antiparos is known since ancient years. It still has stalactites and stalag-mites, but Russian soldiers cut many of them during the war 1700-1774 and kept them as souvenirs. Italian soldiers did the same thing during the second world war. There are in-scriptions in the cave and some of the names that can still be discerned is Bishop De Gabrie (1673) and Otto, king of Greece (1840).

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No doubt the cave was much more polluted after their visit � 300 people and each with a candle in there for several hours. Plus the damage done to the access and walking places must have been considerable. It must have been interesting for the admiral‟s sister-in-law � the only woman amongst 300 men and with a jacob‟s ladder [rope with wooden rungs] to negotiate.

When you come to it, �confiance‟ means: means trust, honesty, and confidence. This RN ship was a steam-driven paddle steamer. These ships must have been really good for getting round the fleet with relatively good and reliable speed regardless of wind direction and speed. They seemed to be used for communications and distribution of supplies, ferrying people, etc.

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Very interesting too that when they found a small unoccupied boat drifting at sea they took it to sell so they could buy paint for the ship. In more modern times they would simply have taken it to the nearest or next port for someone to find an owner.

In my time in the navy I cannot recall any occasions when ships raced each other. Perhaps such �sport‟ had value in those days so the crew could fine-tune their efforts with the sails and sailing techniques to attain the best speed possible. Better with a good consistent wind than in light and variable conditions though.

I have added a line to Arthur‟s first drawing to show where the �x‟ is marking Captain Hunn‟s house at Malta.

The �double calesse‟ seems to put a fair bit of load on the horse.

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Admiral Sir Josias Rowley, 1st Baronet GCB, GCMG (1765 � 10 January 1842), known as “The Sweeper of the Seas”, was a naval officer who commanded the campaign that captured the French Indian Ocean islands of R�union and Mauritius in 1810. He joined the navy in 1778, aged 12 (!), and was promoted to vice-admiral in 1825; he was made Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Fleet in 1833. He never married. There were several admirals named Rowley in the RN but he does not seem to have been a close relative of the others.

For the third letter he seems to have had a better supply of paper � his script is larger and easier to read! There is not so much of naval and his own events; it is largely about people back in Rode and some on the Hunns in Malta. There is a lot of information about Rode people which these days we have some problems in knowing about the whole events involved.

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It is dated August 23 1835 and we clearly know from this he was on HMS Childers at this time.

This account again demonstrates how difficult it was to get orders to the ships and how confusing it could be. Also it shows the great advantage steam-powered ships [Medea, 8 knots] had over sail had even in those early days of steam.

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�Supernumeries� are additional persons on board to the standard crew necessary for the ship to carry out its duties. I suppose these could range from scientists � weather, marine life, etc � to laundry people and even privileged passengers invited by the captain. A reason for dis-charging such people could be an expectation of action of some sort or perhaps a change of sta-tion to some place far away � Caribbean, China, etc.

This was 1835 so we can assume the Hunns recovered from their ailments at that time. Captain Hunn died at Plymouth in 1852. His wife, Frances Emma nee Pickmore, died in 1860 aged 72, at Rolvendon. Their daughter Mary Ann Harriette Emma, widow of Signor G D Pes-sina, died in Paris in 1859 aged 44 and is also buried at Rolvendon. Their other daughter, Ann Emily Rumsey, b 1817, is also buried at Rolvendon � she died in 1891 (aged about 74). Rolven-don is a small village near Ashford in Kent.

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I assume the Mrs Mayne, about to marry Colonel Mackintosh, may be an aunt although he does not address her as such.

I shall have to do some more research to be sure who these relatives are he is writing about � Aunt Cresswell and Uncle, Sydney and Aunt Harriet.

Similarly I do not know who the �Caroline� is who visited with Mrs Hunn. Obviously she is someone reasonably familiar to him and his mother and possibly of his generation since she is not referred to at either �Aunt‟ or �Mrs‟. She does not seem to be a close relative of either Cap-tain or Mrs Hunn. Perhaps a friend of Emma Hunn who was an invalid at the time.

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So he basically finished the letter but then extended it after receiving his Mother‟s letter of July 30. The information about the death of Mr Ledyard was obviously a shock. It would be interesting to know what the issues were between Mr Ledyard and the Pools, both people of sub-stantial means in Rode and influential in its affairs. I shall communicate with Peter Harris who may shed some light upon this. Mr Ledyard was very involved with the Noad family.

Arthur wrote the last part of this letter late at night, starting at 10pm. His rather despon-dent mood is obvious with the news and perhaps that was enhanced by him having had a few drinks during the evening. I can‟t see too much difference in the handwriting!

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The letter concludes with more family references which I shall chase up on in due course.

The drawing of Athens at the end of the letter is interesting. The four numbers referring to parts of the scene at a little hard to find. A good idea having the prison in a cave � I don‟t imag-ine the facilities there were as pleasant as they are in our modern prisons. The portrayal of the king and prime minister riding on horses with a small accompanying guard indicates a fairly laid-back environment. One animal appears to be a camel?

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And that is the end of the letters by Arthur Mayne Noad.

I have started checking here, already I can see some entries of interest, for names men-tioned in the letters: http://www.linleyfh.com/oursecondsite-p/p574.htm

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HMS Childers.

There have been five ships of that name in the RN � the one Arthur was on was the second. There is a current ship, 2010, bearing that name.

HMS Childers was a brig-sloop (Snake Class), launched 23 August 1827, wooden, dis-placement 385 tons, 16 guns, decommissioned and sold 1856. There are many references to her being a fast ship. Her normal crew was 121.

From 1834 to 1838 she was commanded by Commander Henry Keppel, first in the Medi-terranean and later at Cape of Good Hope.

Obviously it was during this time that Arthur formed a life-long relationship with Harry Keppel. This was not unusual for Keppel it seems � I have found other accounts of the bonds he formed with his officers.

Arthur�s Promotion.

Arthur was made a lieutenant in 1838 � that is a long time from when he joined in 1823. But he had to wait four years as an Officer Cadet � a minimum period � to be made Midshipman. Then there would have been several years as a �Middy‟ before becoming Lieutenant. Those were the steps prior to 1863. And in those days the rank of Commander � to which he was pro-moted in 1860, was the next step.

But the interval between those steps would have been greater than it was later. There are now two further steps, Sub-lieutenant and Lieutenant-Commander, between Midshipman and Commander.

The other factor was MONEY AND CONNECTIONS. Promotion could be hastened by money which may not have been available in Arthur‟s case. While positions could be bought straight out in Army the Navy at least required a good measure of professional skills as well. In the Army it was relatively easy to read a map and know where you were by landmarks and how to march � and they usually stayed put at night � and fight in standard formations often on ground selected as a suitable place. At sea and out of sight of land, accurate navigation was es-sential, how to utilise the wind to move the ship, and how to cope with all sorts of sea conditions for 24 hours every day, the hazards of shorelines � sometimes not known well � with known and unknown reefs and the like, all required considerable skills. And above all that was the necessity of conducting a battle in all those widely varying conditions. Those high skills, far higher than any required in the army in those days, had to be learned by experience, and could not be bought.

His captaincy of HMS Serpent as a lieutenant very likely meant he was a very competent. After all Keppel was a commander when captain of HMS Childers. Keppel had entered the navy one year earlier than Arthur, but had been made commander in 1833 and captain in 1837 � two steps ahead of Arthur. Once the skills had been learned, money could advance promotion quickly, and those who did not have the money had to wait, frequently being leap-frogged by those who did have money.

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His Own Ship � HMS Serpent.

I have not found when Arthur left HMS Childers but it may well have been around the time he was promoted to lieutenant. That promotion probably followed a period of training that would lead him to commanding a ship. His promotion was in the middle of 1838 so it is likely he left HMS Childers late in 1837 for leave and training.

Similarly we don‟t know when he took command of HMS Serpent, which seems to have been a similar-sized vessel the HMS Childers � it was a brig, built in 1832 and carried 16 guns.

I did find this note about another officer who was returning to England from the West In-dies in 1840, where Arthur is given as the Captain of the ship. [In this case �captain‟ is a posi-tion of command, not his rank which would have remained Lieutenant.]

18 Feb. 1840, to the SERPENT 16, Capt. Arthur Mayne Noad, in which vessel he re-turned to England.

I found this about the ship and what she was doing in the early 1850s:

Designed by William Symonds, the HMS Serpent was built at the Deptford Yard in England in 1832. A brig-rigged sloop (an historic rating in the Royal Navy) the Serpent ex-tended just over 102 feet in length and displaced 432 tons. A huge vessel she normally re-quired a crew of over 100 men.

[I wonder about �huge� since she only carried 16 guns � not a lot considering that HMS Caledonia in 1835 had 120 guns.]

Twenty years after her christening, the vessel was assigned to the Pacific to ascertain the fate of the lost whaling ship Waverly. Under the command of Captain L.U. Hammet, the Serpent spent four days in January of 1853 visiting such islands as Rognerik, Wotho, Kwa-jalein and Lae.

On some islands, the ship was met by friendly natives who traded with the crew, while other islands greeted the Serpent with resistance, proving the need for her 16 cannons.

We also know from this note that HMS Serpent was in Chinese waters at the beginning of 1843 so it is likely Arthur took her back to England in early 1840 where the ship was updated and leave taken, and then headed off to China later that year:

January 1843, Lt Noble died on HMS Serpent after two days illness, at Amoy, China.

Now we know Arthur was wounded badly and invalided out of active service in mid-1843 and there were naval actions in Chinese waters in those years although I cannot find anything specific to HMS Serpent. The Anglo-Chinese War (Opium War) was 1839-1842 so he may have been wounded in the latter stages of that, or perhaps in some action against pirates in that region.

The events below were during Arthur‟s captaincy:

In 1841 there was a famous shipwreck on the coast of China. The ship was a cargo ship, the Kite. Apparently it became famous for the capture and barbaric treatment by the Chi-nese of the crew and passengers, including Anne Noble who may have died on board HMS Serpent in 1842. I cannot find an online account of this.

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Courage of Mr Turner, Mate of HMS Serpent.

August, 1842

On the 8th of August, 1842, the pinnace, belonging to HMS Serpent, was caught in a gale of wind in Chinno Bay, China. At midnight a heavy squall caused a junk she was riding by to drive, forcing the pinnace so suddenly ahead that, in her heavy pitching, she foundered. In a moment seven men were struggling for their lives, five of whom were saved by the extraordi-nary exertions of Mr Turner (mate), who, in his praiseworthy efforts, was nearly jammed be-tween two junks and was only just hauled up in time, but not before he had seen two of his best men hauled up before him.

HMS Serpent (1832) was used as a target from 1857 and was broken up in 1861.

The next HMS Serpent is famous because she was wrecked in 1889 with total loss of life.

Retirement from the Active List.

I think he probably had to apply to be taken off the active list � obviously he had sent the Admiralty a letter on this. It happened in 1860 and he was granted retirement with the rank of Commander. His service record and competency was probably reviewed and I would not be surprised if Henry Keppel was asked for advice and a recommendation. By that time Keppel had been a Rear-Admiral for several years.

Captain Hunn was retired in 1846 on eighteen shillings per day. As a commander 13 years later Arthur may have got about 15 shillings per day, perhaps a little more.

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Here is a transcription of the letter he must have been happy to receive in November 1860:

Admiralty

13 Nov. 1860

Sir, I am commanded by my Lord�s Commissioners of the Ad-miralty to acquaint you that under the circumstances stated by your letter of the 13th ultimo, and in consideration of your impaired health, they are pleased to grant you retirement with the rank of Commander under H.M. Order in Council of the 1st Aug. 1860.

I am, Sir, your very humble xxxx [no, definitely not servant!]

W.G. Normine.

Lieut. Arthur M. Noad, RN

Road nr Bath.

The �xxxx‟ is odd � at a long glance it looks like �soch‟. Marie Irvine transcribed it and couldn‟t figure it out. Mind you, she did not understand the �nr Bath‟ bit either. Perhaps it is an abbreviation for servant.

Dealings with Keppel.

He was clearly a sailor of some note. Anyway, Harry Keppel wrote a letter to Arthur, from the United Service Club, Pall Mall, on May 5, 1882. It is excellent and stylish writing. Arthur seems to have requested some financial advice from Keppel over some offer from a Mr Cowper � perhaps he was uneasy about some investment proposal.

I also assume he learned from Arthur‟s letter that he was now in ill-health � indeed Arthur died in November of that year.

Anyway Keppel seems to have sent an appropriate person to sort the matter out.

United Service Club.

Pall Mall.

May 5, 1882.

My dear Arthur Noad,

I am so sorry to hear you have been such an invalid but trust that you are again about; this weather has been trying to every-body.

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Many thanks for forwarding Mr Cowper�s note, it is a tempting offer to a poor man but I am not a man of business. I cer-tainly am on the Direction of two Companies, one a Telegraph Cable where a sailor�s opinion might be required, the other the North Borneo in which I take a great interest having been much in those parts.

I have asked our friend Western of Woodheads to explain to Mr Cowper.

Your sincere old friend

Harry Keppel.

Scans of the original follow:

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[The United Service Club was exclusive to senior officers � Commander/Major and above. There is no mention of those newcomers, the Air Force, but I suppose they were included. The club was established in 1815 and outlived its purpose in 1978 when it closed. The premises are now a club for senior business directors.]

See more about Henry Keppel later.

Arthur�s Retirement.

It is known that Emily Noad, Arthur‟s mother, owned a brickworks in Rode (at least she did in 1841) so I suppose she had some income from that. However there is no history of that available to know if Arthur had any role in that after his retirement in 1843. Her grave notes Emily‟s age at death in 1856 as 80 � hence born about 1776. However the 1841 census notes her age then as born about 1781, but that was a quirk of the then-system that noted a date to the nearest five years after birth calculated from her stated age at the census time.

Information on the Rode history website indicates that Ivy House, 22 High Street, Rode, was owned by Arthur from 1865 until his death in 1882, and apparently he lived there until 1870 � after which it was tenanted � but the ownership remained with Charles Humphrey Carden Noad, Arthur‟s heir-in-law, until 1906. It is possible Arthur could no longer live alone from 1870.

The interesting thing about this house for us is that the first owner was Jonathan Noad and the first occupiers were his daughter Sally and her second husband James Wheeler, her first hus-band being James Collins. Sally remained there until 1841. Sally died that year and ownership passed to her two daughters (Thomas Collins‟ sisters) Harriet Isbel/Rhind and Ann Wilks who seem to have lived there until 1862. In 1862 Ann became the sole owner so it is possible Harriet

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died that year. Ann remained there until Arthur took ownership in 1865 � possibly Ann died in 1865.

He became very active in the St Lawrence Church in Rode. The following is from the his-tory of St Lawrence Church, Rode:

�The splendid east window in this aisle tells the story of the Good Samaritan and commemorates Commander (later Captain) Arthur Mayne Noad, Royal Navy, Churchwarden from 1859 to 1888, who was held in very high esteem by his village friends and contemporaries, and who certainly led the 1873/74 restoration work.�

I can find no mention of him being promoted to Captain and I think the statement may re-flect some misunderstanding about actual ranks and the positions of commanding and captaining a vessel [commanding and captaining a vessel are the same thing]. On the other hand a Com-mander and a Captain are different!

However he was a church warden between 1859 and 1874 � at which time he probably re-tired having put all his energy into the restoration work noted above.

About 1850 a fund was started in Rode for the restoration of St Lawrence church. Donors included Capt. Arthur Mayne Noad, 200 pounds (BP), and Carden Collins Esq. who [possibly via someone in Rode � his aunts Harriet and Ann perhaps] donated BP10 from Australia. I sup-pose this was the money finally spent in 1873/74. There are some notes on the value of money in 1850 later in this chapter.

Others who donated included Rev G F Noad and Dr H M Noad, each BP5. The fund to-talled BP1627, perhaps BP1,627,000, or NZD3,500,000, in 2010 � a tidy sum.

By any measure the work was both extensive and major. One can imaging it taking years to make decisions on what had to be done, to get accurate engineering and pricing for it all, rais-ing the funds, and then actually contracting the work and getting it done. It is possible this was Arthur‟s principal occupation from some years before the fund was established in 1850 until af-ter the completion of the work in 1874 � something like 25-30 years!

Comments on Chapter D13 (draft Nov 2010) by Peter Harris

First I should make it clear that there is much with which I am not familiar.� Absence of comment should not therefore be taken as confirmation of accuracy.

Page 1, para 2 – Emily�s maiden name – Jonathan Noad�s will records �.the settlement made by me on my eldest son Thomas Whitaker Noad on his marriage with Emily his present wife late Emily Mayne �

Page 1, para 3 – �born in 1805 �when Arthur was 15.� In the family tree on page 2 you record his birth as b: 1808 The transcribed data that I have records the date as 1808 and the inscription on the chest tomb is inscribed died �.. 1882 aged 74 years, which supports the birth year of 1808.

Page 1, para 6 – see later info. about the cause of his injuries.

Pages 8 to 19 – a number of relatives/friends are mentioned.�

Aunt and Uncle Cresswell of Newcourt – Jonathan Noad, in his will of 1809, mentions Arthur taking out a loan of �1,000 from a Mr Creswell.� This is not a Road name and I do not know where Newcourt was.�

Mary – agree this is likely to be his aunt

Sidney – I cannot trace a Sidney in the 1841 census for Road .� Arthur suggests that Uncle C (Cresswell?) would have a view on Sidney�s venture so he may be a son of Mr Cresswell.

Page 8, last para – �. Humphrey Minchin Noad – then owner of� Rockabella, �.� My interpretation of Jonathan Noad�s will is that Humphrey was left the house, mills, workshops and land at Shawford.� He left Rockabella (the dwelling house wherein I now live) and Merfield (the new mansion house) to Jonathan.

Caroline – No idea who this is.� Seems to be very closely connected to the Hunns (ie she is well known to the Noad family but is living with the Hunns in Malta).

Woodbine Cottage – I recollect this name but cannot place it at the moment.

Aunt Harriet – I can�t trace a relevant Harriet in the 1841 census for Road although T W Ledyard had a sister called Harriet (died 1858)

Page 20 – Thomas Whitaker Ledyard – was a cousin of Thomas Whitaker Noad (and Thomas Whitaker Drewett).� His father, Samuel inherited Thomas Whitaker�s mill business and property at Rode Bridge.� T W Ledyard built Road Hill (now Langham) House c1792 where he lived with his family.� In 1824 he provided land and financial support for� the building of Christ Church at Rode Hill.� I have read somewhere that he lost a fortune investing in the East India? trade and left his family almost penniless.� I was not aware of the bad feeling between Ledyard and the Poolls, brothers Thomas and Henry B.� When Henry died he gave away over �40,000 in legacies, including large amounts to the Wesleyan movement, Christian societies and hospitals.� Perhaps the Poolls had been rather scathing over his poor choice of investments.

Page 23 – Arthur�s career – see attached short biography as mentioned in my website (it can go on the website now that I have digitised it).� I haven�t done a close comparison but there is one difference, which is that there is no mention of his captaincy of the Serpent.� This may have been a short temporary command, although it doesn�t seem like it, of which the authors were unaware, whilst appointed as mate to the Seringapatam.

Page 25 – Arthur�s injuries – covered in some detail in the attached biography

Page 29 – Arthur�s retirement – Yes the family owned a brickworks and the land around, which was used to dig for the sand.� The brickworks was run by John Dunford and his descendants, so I expect that the Noads took a quarterly rent.�

Page 29 – Ivy House – I seem to have misled you regarding Ivy House – the summary is a list of info at specific points in time which has been provided by the supporting documents listed in the rt. hand column (eg. Based on an insurance valuation, we know that in 1862 Mrs Wilkes was listed as the owner and George Orchard as the occupier; but we can�t conclude that Mrs Wilkes was the only owner, nor do we know when Orchard first moved there or when he left.).� My interpretation is that Jonathan Noad bought the property before he made his will in 1809, possibly for his daughter Sally to live in after her marriage to James Collins.� Sally was living in the house with her second husband James Wheeler when Jonathan made his will.� Jonathan left a lifelong interest in the house to Sally, and on her death it was to be given to her two daughters, Ann and Harriet Collins.� So when Jonathan died in 1814, Sally became the �owner� and when Sally died in 1841 the house then passed to Harriet (by then Rhind) and Ann (Wilkes).� Although listed for insurance only in the name of Mrs. Wilkes in 1862, the sisters, Harriet and Ann continued to own the house until 1865.� I imagine that they lived in Australia during most of the time they owned the house and it was probably rented out (perhaps under the watchful eye of their cousin Arthur living a few doors away).� I am not clear why Ann�s husband is listed on the indenture of 1865 as one of the sellers.� Perhaps he had bought an interest in the property at some time.� Arthur Noad bought the property in 1865 but he continued to live in his late parents house, Southfield House.� There is some evidence that he renovated the property in 1866 and then let it out to Rev Dartnell and other curates of St. Lawrence until his death in 1882.� I understand that Arthur�s will left his estate to his mother, who had predeceased him, so his estate passed to his heir-in-law Charles Humphrey Carden Noad.� It is not strictly correct to say that Jonathan was the first owner or Sally was the first occupier.� They are just the earliest known owner and occupier.� There is a possibility that the house was 17th century and was once called the old Market House.

Page 30 – the memorial window – Brian Foyston has done a great job in recording the History of St. Lawrence but it does have some errors in it.� Interestingly Brian is �Captain� RN, a retired gunnery officer, perhaps you knew him.� He has the characteristics of a typical gunnery officer and I think it was his typing that gave rise to some errors of detail.� I wonder if our paths ever crossed as I was in the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors and served in Portsmouth Dockyard for three years.� I attach images of the window so you can see what it says.� The dates for Arthur as churchwarden (from Brian�s own history) are 1859 to 1874.� I think you are right about not having the rank of Captain, it would appear that he only achieved Commander as a way of improving his pension, but I know nothing about how these ranks are awarded to retired officers.

Page 30 – donations – I would think that Arthur was responsible for encouraging the family members to donate to the fund for the old family church.� I presume you know the family connection of Rev. G F Noad and Dr. H M Noad

Graham Noad

Male Ancestors of Graham Noad

Father

Edward John ����������������������������������� born:������ 21 Aug 1906

������������������������������������������������������� bapt:

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 1930? Edna May LUKINS

������������������������������������������������������� divorced: 15 Apr 1947 Edna May

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 21 Aug 1947 Doris Mary Emma BAINTON

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 9 Sep 1969 Evelyn Doris HARRISON

������������������������������������������������������� died:������ 18 Jul 1985� aged 78

������������������������������������������������������� buried:��� 23 Jul 1985 Christchurch N30

Grandfather

Arnold John�������������������������������������� born: ����� 23 Jul 1876 Road Hill

������������������������������������������������������� bapt: ����� 30 Dec 1877 Christchurch

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� 1881-1891� N. Bradley/Southwick

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1901/1914� Glouc/Bristol� telegraphist

���������������������������������������������������������������������� WW1 photograph

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 10 Nov 1902 Elsie Louise EDWARDS

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� 1920-1923� 8 Hughes Ct. (St. Helens), High St

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1931� Irondale, High St

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1931� owned 29 Church Lane (Newtown)

������������������������������������������������������� died: ����� 4 May 1950 aged 73

������������������������������������������������������� buried:��� ? Christchurch N9

Great grandfather

Henry James������������������������������������ born: ����� 1848

������������������������������������������������������� bapt: �����

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� 1851-1871� Road and N. Bradley� butcher

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1874-1877� Road Hill/N Bradley� shopkeeper

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1876� bought 29,31,33 Church Lane (Newtown)

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 1873� Virtue Annie FUSSELL

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� 1880� Upper St Wilts� butcher (admin 22.2.1881)

������������������������������������������������������� died: ����� 30 Oct 1880 aged 32

������������������������������������������������������� buried:��� St. Lawrence B11

2xgreat grandfather

John������������������������������������������������ born: �����

������������������������������������������������������� bapt: ����� 21 July 1816� St. Lawrence

������������������������������������������������������� married:� ?� Jane BOURN

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� 1841-1881� Road and Lower St N. Bradley� butcher

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1858� Road� butcher

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 11 Oct 1886� Lower St Southwick� butcher� (will)

������������������������������������������������������� died: ����� 5 Nov 1886 aged 70

������������������������������������������������������� buried:��� 11 Nov 1886 at St. Lawrence B11

3xgreat grandfather

James��������������������������������������������� born: ����� 1781

������������������������������������������������������� bapt: �����

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 5 Apr 1804� Hannah TILEY at St. Lawrence

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� 1813-1817� butcher at Road�

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1841� butcher at Lower St��

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 20 Jun 1848� butcher at Road (will)

������������������������������������������������������� died: �����

������������������������������������������������������� buried:��� 13 July 1848 aged 67 at St. Lawrence 1

The father of James is thought to be Jonathan but this link has not been proven.

4xgreat grandfather

Jonathan������������������������������������������ born: ����� �

������������������������������������������������������� bapt: ����� 13 Jan 1754 at St. Lawrence

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 21 Aug 1778� Sarah CRINE at St. Lawrence

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 29 Oct 1805� Millicent BROWN at Beckington

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� butcher

������������������������������������������������������� died: �����

������������������������������������������������������� buried:��� 4 Nov 1824 aged 69 at St. Lawrence

5xgreat grandfather

Thomas������������������������������������������� born: ����� �

������������������������������������������������������� bapt: ����� 5 Sep 1714 at St. Lawrence

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 4 Sep 1737� Elizabeth DAVIS at Frome

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� 1763� served as reeve & haywarden

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1771� constable

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1763-1772� juryman

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1782 parish register recorded burial of Elizabeth as widow of

���������������������������������������������������������������������� Thomas a butcher

������������������������������������������������������� died: �����

������������������������������������������������������� buried:��� 10 Mar 1773 at St. Lawrence

6xgreat grandfather

Stephen������������������������������������������� born: ����� after 1672� (under 18 years old in Thomas� will dated 1690)

������������������������������������������������������� bapt: �����

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 30 May 1714� Rebecca TANNER (niece of Henry Whitaker)�

���������������������������������������������������������������������� at N. Bradley

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� drugget maker and wool comber

���������������������������������������������������������������������� 1 Apr 1718� sold business to Henry Whitaker dyer of Road

������������������������������������������������������� died: ����� 1763 at Bristol

������������������������������������������������������� buried:���

7xgreat grandfather

Thomas������������������������������������������� born: �����

������������������������������������������������������� bapt: �����

������������������������������������������������������� married:� 1662/4� Elizabeth ?

������������������������������������������������������� lived:����� at Woolverton

���������������������������������������������������������������������� will dated 1690 (or 1696)� executor son Richard

������������������������������������������������������� died: �����

������������������������������������������������������� buried:���

6xgreat grandfather, Stephen, had an elder brother Richard NOAD.�

Richard�s son Thomas NOAD left his cloth-making business at Rockabella to his adopted son Jonathan NOAD (nee MILLER). �Hence the link between Graham and Jonathan Noad, the clothier, of Rockabella is very tenuous.

Helen Noad

HELEN NOAD AND HER FOUR DAUGHTERS

Mother��������������� Helen ������������� Born ������������������� 1781 in Road, Somerset nee Boyd

����������������������������������������������������������� Married��������������� c1810, Jonathan Noad

����������������������������������������������� Lived�������������������� census 1841, Merfield House in Road, Somerset

����������������������������������������������� Died ������������������� 3 Feb 1850, 21 Osnaburgh St, Regents Park, London

Daughter������������ Mary Boyd��������� Born ���� ����������� 29 Jan 1811, Road, Somerset

����������������������������������������������� Baptised������������� 7 Nov 1811, Road, Somerset

����������������������������������������������� Married��������������� 9 Oct 1866�������������������������������������������������

����������������������������������������������������������������������� Lewis Sebastian (Widower of Helen Sarah Noad)

����������������������������������������������� Children�������������� None

����������������������������������������������� Lived�������������������� census 1841, Merfield House in Road, Somerset Census 1851

Census 1851, 21 Osnoburgh St, Regents Park, London

Census 1861, 16 Cobham Ter, Swanscombe, Dartford, Kent

����������������������������������������������������������������������� Census 1871, south lodge, Merstham, Surrey

����������������������������������������������������������������������� Census 1881, 60 Ramsden Road, Streatham, London

����������������������������������������������������������������������� Census 1891, 6 Malwood Road, Balham, Surrey

����������������������������������������������� Died���������������� 19 March 1892, 6 Malwood Road, Balham, Surrey

Daughter������������ Helen Sarah������� Born�������������������� 21 Sept 1812

����������������������������������������������� Married��������������� Oct 1848����������������������

����������������������������������������������������������������������� Lewis Sebastian (British subject, born in Rio,Brazil in 1818)

Arrived in England on 3 June 1853 to Southampton from Gibraltar. Importer of exotic goods such as coffee. He died c. Jan 1900 in Wandsworth

Children�������������� * Lewis Boyd Sebastian (b. 15 Feb 1851, d. 11 Aug 1926) Barrister, married 19 Aug 1879 Harriet Maria, daughter of Bengt Reinhold of Norum, Wermland, Sweden, 4 sons and 1 daughter, lived in Kensington, London

*Helen Sebastian (b. 1854), not married in 1901, living own means

Lived�������������������� census 1841, Merfield House in Road, Somerset

Census 1851, 21 Osnoburgh St, Regents Park, London

Census 1861, 16 Cobham Ter, Swanscombe, Dartford, Kent

����������������������������������������������� Died��������������������� Oct 1864 in Swanscombe, Dartford, Kent

Daughter������������ Charlotte Jane�� Baptised������������� 2 July 1815, Road, Somerset

����������������������������������������������������������� Married��������������� 7 April 1839

����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Henry Minchin Noad (son of Jonathan Noad and Millicent )

����������������������������������������������������������������������� Professor of chemistry b.1815 in Dover

����������������������������������������������� Children�������������� *Henry Carden Noad (b.1842)

����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� *Helen Margaret Boyd Noad (b. 1844)

����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� *Charles Thomas Carden Noad (b. 1845)

����������������������������������������������� Lived�������������������� Census 1841, North Bradley, Wiltshire

Census 1851� ?

Census 1861, 31 Hereford Road, Paddington, London

����������������������������������������������������������������������� Census 1871, 31 Hereford Road, Paddington, London

Census 1881, 25 Auckland Hill, Norwood, Surrey with daughter Helen (married William Woodcock and has 5 children)

Died ������������������� 25 March 1882 in Chesham Lodge, Lower Norwood, Surrey

Daughter������������ Grace Emily������� Born�������������������� 26 Feb 1818

����������������������������������������������������������� Married��������������� April 1844 in Ross, Herefordshire

����������������������������������������������������������� ����������������������������� Edwin James Isbell (b. 1817 in Devon, Surgeon)

����������������������������������������������������������� Child�������������������� *Helen H Isbell (b.1845)

In 1891, still single, proprietress of boarding house in St Nicholas, Worcestershire

  • Richard R (b.1849)

����������������������������������������������� Lived�������������������� census 1841, Merfield House in Road, Somerset

Died��������������������� Jan 1849 in Ross, Herefordshire (probably in childbirth)

Note�������������������� Edwin James Isbell re-married in July 1850 with Emily, had 3 sons Henry Bidlake Isbell (b. 1858), Arthur (b.1861) and Joshua (b.1865). He lived in Devon and died 27 Aug 1885

Henry Minchin Noad

James Noad

James Noad 1781 and Family

The comments below are in the order of the points raised in your email dated 16th Jan.� You have obviously done your research very thoroughly and I am generally convinced by the information you have provided, therefore my comments are limited to what little extra I can provide.�� I will use your info. to update my online family tree in due course.

Re the Noad tree going back from James 1781.� Sidney is still working on the unproven connection with Jonathan and Sarah CRINE and has a deed which he feels may provide further evidence but wishes to discuss it with archivists at the Somerset Records Office.� Otherwise the only evidence we have are the dates and the fact that they both followed the trade of butcher.

That would be really good.� I may have mentioned that various people have various trees on various sites.� In many cases, there aren�t any real references � it appears to be more that �it fit�.� I agree the butcher link is indicative � there seems to be two branches of Noads, the butchers and those in the cloth trade.

Re children of female Noads.� At the moment I am restricting my interest pretty much to Noads of Road, although I do get led astray occasionally.� I have my limited information of the Noad family tree on Family Tree Maker and a GEDCOM version of your Noad tree would be welcome as it is much better supported with references.� If you are able to limit it to Noads and their female spouses and those born in Rode that would be even better, as I have not yet found a way of deleting complete branches of unwanted families from trees except person by person.� At some time I hope to transfer the Fussell, Whitaker and Batten Pooll info to GEDCOM and merge them into a Rode community tree.� At that stage I may be tempted to broaden into some of the female lines, so I will keep the info you have so kindly provided, but do not wish to have any more at the moment.

Can do.� I agree that is one of the disadvantages of FTM.� On the other hand, it has some real strengths in its ability to merge people and also to do custom reports.� It is, in fact, easier to extract what you want than delete what you don�t want.

Here are some techniques that have worked for me:

Detach children you don�t want from their parents (in this case , children of female Noads who married men with other surnames).� (People, Fix relationships menu, on the oldest child) Then when you do a tree, they won�t be in it and you can export the tree members to a new file and, if you want, append/merge it to your main database file.
Export the individuals you do want to a new file.� In this case it would be everyone surnamed Noad plus a select list of names for husband�s and wives.� You�d make that list first and then use Export File, selected individuals.� Once done you could append/merge it as above.
Create a series of little files and then merge them.� So you do a tree for which you want everyone (in my case James and Hannah and their children).� Then for the male children, you do the same.� And so on.� Then you append/merge� all the children�s files (and grandchildren�s if needed) to the first one.� After which you can append/merge it to yours.� This technique is more useful if you are doing a group where you want different surnames.

Sarah Noad 1805

I will update my tree with your info and remove the ref. to MIZEN and Louisa.� I cannot find any ref. to son John Cook in my Rode info.

Thomas Noad 1805

�We have 2 pieces of info which hopefully convince you that Thomas was part of this family:

  1. The will of� James 1781 (attached).� This is a transcription by me from a manuscript copy I borrowed from Sidney.
  2. An extract from the grave register for St Lawrence, Rode (attached).� I have also used this register to compile a record of graves for the church to put online (saves the rector or churchwardens answering queries about who might be buried in the graveyard).� There is clearly a discrepancy with the first entry James died 1818 aged 37.� The register was started in 1909 by a Percy Fussell, great grandson of James Noad 1781. I think he started the register with any information of past burials that he could find on the monuments in the graveyard.� In this case the inscription may have been sufficiently eroded after 60 years for him to misread the 4 as a 1 and the 6 as a 3.� The other names fit well with James and Thomas� family.��

I�m convinced.� But it is odd that he is the one child for whom there is no baptism record.� His age is very close to a couple of the others.� It�s highly unlikely he was a twin and only one of them was baptised.� Perhaps he was in fact the eldest.�

Ann Noad 1807

Nothing to add

Johanna Noad 1810

Very interesting.� Some of the assets of the charities for the poor of Rode was sold off in the 1830s to raise money to help people emigrate.� I would like to find out who benefited.� This may be one of the families.

  1. �died 1881 St. Lawrence� This is a mis-reading of a handwritten family tree.� It is an error.� It is not in my transcript of the parish register or my graveyard records.
  2. I will update family tree.
  3. I am aware of one other will leaving property to a daughter in Australia with no mention of her whereabouts.

I don�t think we need to look for another Johanna Hall/Noad

Oh good � your point (3) gives me confidence that this is right!

I also had a tale from an very distant relative in Hampshire about one of the Noad widows joining some kind of religious group and giving all the family property to them.� Are you aware of this story and, if so, was it the butchers or the wealthier cloth barons?

James Noad 1812

This seems to have come from an entry now transcribed as James MEAD 25, with (wife) Elizabeth 25 and (daughter) Catharine 8m in the Black Swan area.� A quick check suggests more evidence to support this Black Swan family being Mead rather than Noad�

That was slow of me.� I looked at the address and should have thought of looking for possible transcription errors.� I�ve had a look at the original in FindmyPast.com and it is clearly MEAD (as is their transcription)

Henry Noad 1813

I agree, the 1841 census entry is for Henry Minchin, son of Humphrey Minchin.� Humphrey was a dyer (of cloth) at Shawford (a hamlet in the parish of Road, Somerset).� Henry became a Fellow of the Royal Society.

He�s gone from my tree now!

John Noad 1816

This is also supported by a record in the St. Lawrence graveyard register of John d1886, Jane wife of John died 1901, Henry James son of J & J died 1880 and Joseph son of J & J died 1888 all buried in the same grave (row B, no. 11)

I hadn�t found the graveyard registers until you mentioned them.� Excellent.�

John�s daughter Mary Jane

the deaths/burials of Mary Jane and husband Edward Cray are also recorded in the Christchurch graveyard register

Found them!

Eliza Maria Noad 1817

Eliza had a 1st cousin once removed called Henry James 1855.� He was the son of John Tilt Noad 1818 and Prudence, and John was the son of Jonathan 1784, brother of Eliza�s father James 1781.

OK, it says on the website tree that James is not the proven son of Jonathan 1754.� But it doesn�t say that against Jonathan 1784 or any of the other siblings.� Does this mean that:

� only James isn�t proven to belong to that family; or

� all the siblings belong together but it�s not proven that their father is Jonathan 1754?

I took a bit of a look at the siblings of James to build up a picture of the family so I could cross reference Henry James Noad.

�I note that one of the children of Jonathan c 1784 and Sarah Crine is shown as Frances (Fanny) and there are several dates for her.� On is a baptism on 29/01/1792.� The entry for that date in Free Reg is for a male child named Francis.�

Given that there is a death for a Fanny on 12/01/1792, maybe there were two children: Frances or Fanny who died on the 12th and a boy born about the same time whom they named Francis, a variation on the usual practice of reusing names. After all there is a big gap between Jonathan 1784 and Francis 1792.� As there is another death of a Fanny in Oct 1792, maybe the sex of the one born in January is wrong. �It might be worth checking the register originals.� �One Fanny died, another was born and then she died too.� She doesn�t appear to belong to Jonathan Noad and Sally Whitaker, anyway � so that�s possibility eliminated.�

Jonathan Noad 1784 married Susannah.� You have Tilt (?), presumably because of the use of that name for one of the childen�s middle name.� I have just looked at the Parish record collection, from the Society of Genealogists, on Find my Past.� On 15 Sept 1815, Jonathan Noad married Susannah Jane Tilt but it doesn�t say where.� However, the records on the new Family Search site say it was St. Mary, Newington, Surrey, which is less than five miles from Deptford.� The database is the Faculty Office Marriage Allegations 1701-1850.� This fits well with the dates and also the names of their eldest daughter.� I�m not sure whether you have this.�

Oh, it�s so tempting to keep going, but I do have other things

The Will of James Noad 1848

This is the last Will and Testament of me James Noad of Road in the County of Somerset Butcher� I give and devise unto my Son Thomas Noad All that Messuage or Dwellinghouse in Road in which I now reside together with the Outhouses killinghouses garden and premises thereunto belonging and the cottage adjoining now void lately bought by me of Messieurs Moore and Froud� And all that Cottage lately built by me in North Bradley in the occupation of James Morgan Baker and the Garden thereto belonging� To hold the same respectively unto my said Son Thomas his Heirs and Assigns for ever� I also give and bequeath unto my said Son Thomas absolutely All my Household Goods and furniture plate linen china and liquors and all my live and dead Stock of every kind� I give and devise unto my Son John Noad All that Cottage lately built by me in the Parish of North Bradley in the occupation of John Baber together with the Garden thereunto belonging and the Cottage adjoining in the occupation of Thomas Wheeler and Garden thereto also belonging� To hold the same respectively unto my said Son John his Heirs and Assigns for ever� I give and devise All that Cottage adjoining the two last mentioned Cottages with the Garden thereto lately occupied by John Hillman but now void unto my Daughter Ann Wheeler her heirs and assigns for ever� I also give unto my said Daughter Ann Wheeler the Sum of Five pounds and to each of my Daughters Sarah Cook Johanna Hall and Eliza Coombs the Sum of Five Pounds for their sole and separate use� All the rest and residue of my Estate and Effects I give devise and bequeath unto my said Son Thomas� I appoint James Pike of Road Common and James Dyer Parsons of Woolverton Yeoman Executors of this my Will� In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of June One thousand eight hundred and forty eight _ James Noad _ Signed by the said Testator James Noad in the presence of us both present at the same time who in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our Names as Witnesses _ John Fussell Solicitor Warminster _ Diana Goulter, Road

The will was proved in the Consistorial Archidiaconal Court of Wells on 8th January 1849

The Executors� sworn statement prior to probate states the date of death as 9th July 1848, that the personal estate was less than �300, and the deceased was not possessed of any leasehold estate for years either absolute or determinable on a life.

Property left by James Noad in his Will 1848

all that Messuage or Dwellinghouse in Road in which I now reside together with the Outhouses killinghouses garden and premises thereunto belonging (son Thomas)
1834-47 Road Voting Lists.� James Noad-Freehold house and shop in Lower St.

1839 Road Tithe App.� James Noad owner and occupier of plot 244 (Lower St.)-houses gardens and orchard.

1841 Census.� James Noad (55), Thomas (30), James (25), John (20), Ann Tiley (nee Noad) (30) & James Cook (12) in census house 43 in Lower St.

1850-63 Road Voting Lists.� Thomas Noad-Freehold houses in Lower St.

and the cottage adjoining now void lately bought by me of Messieurs Moore and Froud� (son Thomas)
1836-46 Road Voting Lists.� George Froud-Freehold house(s) in Lower St.

1836-48 Road Voting Lists.� Edward Moore-Freehold house in Lower St.

1850-63 Road Voting Lists.� Thomas Noad-Freehold houses in Lower St.

and all that Cottage lately built by me in North Bradley in the occupation of James Morgan baker and the Garden thereto belonging (son Thomas)
1839 Road Tithe App:� owner George Osborne occupier James Morgan plot 235 House Bakers Shop and Garden

1841 Road Hill Tithe App:� James Morgan (35), Mary (45), Cicily (12) & James (8) baker Lower St.

1848 Will: owner James Noad, occupier James Morgan baker cottage in N. Bradley

1850-63 Road Voting Lists. Thomas Noad-Freehold houses in Lower St.

all that Cottage lately built by me in the Parish of North Bradley in the occupation of John Baber together with the Garden thereunto belonging (son John)
1857-65 Road Voting Lists: John Noad-Free hold houses in Lower St.

and the Cottage adjoining in the occupation of Thomas Wheeler and Garden thereto also belonging (son John)
1857-65 Road Voting Lists: John Noad-Free hold houses in Lower St.

all that Cottage adjoining the two last mentioned Cottages with the Garden thereto lately occupied by John Hillman but now void� (daughter Ann Wheeler)
1843 Road Hill App: owner Eleanor Noad, occupier John Hillman plot 65-House & garden.� Plot 65 is plot 978d-House by the Pound in 1805� Road Hill Survey owned by Jonathan Noad

John Noad

Will of John Noad dated 11th October 1886

THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me John Noad of Lower Street Road Hill in the tithing of Southwick in the parish of North Bradley in the County of Wilts Butcher I appoint my son Joseph Noad and my son in law Sidney Fussell to be the executors of this my will and do hereby give devise and bequeath unto them All and singular my real and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever upon the trusts hereinafter expressed that is to say Upon trust to permit my dear wife Jane Noad to occupy and reside in for her life my dwellinghouse paddock buildings and garden in front situate in the parishes of North Bradley Road and Tellisford in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset now in my occupation and to use and enjoy my household goods and furniture and effects therein And also to receive and take for her life the dividends and interest on my shares in the Wilts and Dorset Banking Company the interest in my deposits of Two hundred pounds in the Wilts and Dorset Bank and One hundred pounds in Stuckeys Bank the interest on the sum of eighty four pounds owing and secured on a Mortgage from Mr Frederick Kemp and also the rents and income of my three freehold dwellinghouses in Upper Street Road now in the occupations of Virtue Noad, Charles Morris and Joseph Grey and my two freehold dwellinghouses situate in Paviours Well Barton, Road now in the occupations of Daniel Deacon and ——— Marshman I also direct that my son Joseph Noad shall pay to my said wife for her life an annuity or yearly sum of Five pounds payable quarterly and which I charge on my field at Beckington hereinafter devised to my said son

And from and after the decease of my said wife and subject to her life interest as aforesaid I direct my said trustees to stand possessed of my said real and personal and effects Upon trusts hereinafter expressed

As to the sum of One hundred pounds upon trust to my daughter Mary Ann Parfitt to whom I give such sum

As to my freehold house and garden in Upper Street now in the occupation of Charles Morris and the sum of One hundred pounds Upon trust to permit my daughter Sarah to receive the rents and interest thereof for her life and upon her decease to sell and realise the same and divide the clear proceeds thereof between and amongst all her children in equal shares

As to my freehold house and garden in Upper Street now in the occupation of Virtue Noad Upon trust for my granddaughter Virtue Anne Noad to whom I give the same

As to my freehold house and garden in Upper Street now in the occupation of Joseph Grey and the sum of one hundred pounds Upon trust for my daughter Hannah� Fussell to whom I give the same

As to the sum of One hundred pounds and my Harmonium Upon trust for my daughter Harriet to whom I give the same

As to my two freehold cottages and gardens in situate in Paviours Well Barton, Road now in the occupation of Daniel Deacon and ———- Marshman and the sum of one hundred pounds Upon trust for my daughter Eliza Maria

As to the sum of One hundred pounds and the sum of One hundred pounds standing upon deposit in Stuckey�s Bank as well and one moeity or half part of my household goods and furniture Upon trust for my daughter Mary Jane to whom I give the same

And I direct that my said trustees shall fairly and equally divide my household goods and furniture upon the death of my said wife between my said daughter Mary Jane and my son Joseph

I also give and confirm unto my said daughter Mary Jane the shares in the Frome Permanent Building Society now standing in her name

My freehold house paddock buildings and garden after the death of my said wife and my freehold land at Beckington subject to and charged with the Annuity of Five pounds given to my said wife for her life I give and devise unto my son Joseph absolutely

All the rest residue and remainder of my real(if any) and my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I give unto my son Joseph Noad� absolutely� subject nevertheless to the life interest of my said wife in any part thereof so given to her as aforesaid

I direct my Trustees may continue for so long a time as they may think fit any part of my personal estate on the investments on which the same shall he standing at the time of my decease And may invest any monies which may come to their hands in any investments of the like nature

I direct that in case any of the investments or sums of money specifically mentioned in this my will shall in my lifetime be changed or altered into any other investments or otherwise varied then the new investments shall stand in place of and be taken instead of the old investment so that the beneficiary under this my will shall have and receive the same interest and benefit as though the said investments and moneys hereinbefore specifically mentioned had not been changed or varied

And hereby revoking all other wills and testamentary dispositions by me at any time heretofore made I declare this only to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of October One thousand eight hundred and eighty-six

John Noad

Signed by the said testator John as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and inthe presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses(the words�and the sum of one hundred pounds � between the twelfth and thirteenth lines of the second page having been first interlined and the words �and the sum of One hundred pounds standing upon deposit in Stuckey�s Bank as well� between the fourteenth and fifteenth lines of he said second page having also been first interlined

Herbt E. Ames, clerk to Mr E. G. Ames Solicitor� Frome

James Morgan junr, Baker, Road

John Noad Property

Extract from a conveyance dated 24 June 1903 between Sidney FUSSELL (trustee of John NOAD) and A. J. NOAD

John Noad owned 3 cottages in Upper St in 1886 occupied by Virtue Noad, Charles Morris (possibly no. 61) and Joseph Grey.� These remained in trust during the life of his widow, Jane, who died in 1901.

John Tilt Noad

John Tilt Noad a butcher of Lower Street died on 27 July 1883 at the Bath United Hospital. His Will, made on 24 February 1883, said:-

This is the last Will and Testament of me John Tilt Noad of Lower Street Road in the parish of North Bradley in the County of Wilts Butcher. I appoint Fred Milsom Garlick of Trowbridge in the said County of Wilts Butcher and my son John Noad of Road aforesaid Butcher (hereafter called my trustees) to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will. I give to my wife Prudence Noad during her life if she shall so long remain my widow the use and enjoyment of all my books pictures prints plate linen china household furniture and household effects. And I direct that after her decease or second marriage (which shall first happen) the same shall fall into the residue of my personal estate. I give all the residue of my estate and effects both real and personal unto my Trustees upon the thrusts hereinafter declared concerning the same (that is to say) Upon trust to permit my said wife to she continuing my widow to receive from my death the net annual income actually produced by my trust property howsoever constituted or invested. I direct that my Trustees shall at such time or times after my said wife shall die or marry again as they shall judge expedient (but so that the same shall be not less than twelve calendar months after her death) or during her widowhood with her written consent sell call in and convert into money all my real and personal estate or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and shall during the widowhood of my said wife invest the said moneys with power for my Trustees from time to time with such consent as aforesaid to vary such investments. And shall stand possessed of the said moneys and the investments for the time being representing the same. In trust to pay the income thereof to my said wife during her widowhood and from and after her decease or marriage again in trust to divide the whole of the trust fund equally between my three children namely Maria Cabell Henry James Noad and the said John Noad. Provided always and I hereby declare that if either of my said children shall die in my lifetime leaving a child or children who being male shall attain the age of twenty one years or being female shall attain that age or marry then and in every such case the last mentioned child or children shall take (and if more than one equally between them) the share to which his her or their parent would have been entitled to if such parent had survived me and attained the age of twenty one years. I declare that the share of my said daughter shall be for her separate use free from marital control and her receipt shall be a sufficient discharge to my Trustees for the same. And I declare that the rents profits and income from and after the decease of my said wife from such parts of my estate as shall for the time being remain unsold and unconverted shall after payment thereout of all incidental expenses and outgoings be paid and applied to the person or persons and in the manner to whom and in which the income of the moneys produced by such sale and conversion would for the time being be payable or applicable under this my Will if such sale and conversion had been actually made. And I also declare that my Trustees shall be answerable for their own respective acts receipts and defaults only. I authorise my Trustees to invest any money which shall come to their hands in any stocks funds bonds debentures securities or shares of the United Kingdom or of any Colony or Dependency thereof or of any Public Company incorporated in the United Kingdom by special Act of Parliament or upon real or leasehold securities in England. I declare that for the purpose of continuing the succession of trustees the statutory power to appoint new trustees given by Act of Parliament shall apply as if the same had been repeated and incorporated in this my Will. In witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty fourth day of February one thousand eight hundred and eighty three.

The mark of John Tilt Noad

Signed by the Trustees as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the same having been previously to the signing thereof audibly read over to him in our presence when he seemed thoroughly to understand the same and made his mark thereto.

Geo Snailum Auctioneer, Trowbridge, Wilts.

George Ernest Snailum Auctioneer�s Clerk, Trowbridge, Wilts.

Proved at Salisbury the 30th day of April 1884 by the oath of John Noad the son one of the Executors to whom administration was granted. Fred Milsom Garlick the other Executor named in the Will having renounced the probate and Execution thereof.

Effects �218.12.6d.

The Probate Index said � 30 April 1884. The Will of John Tilt Noad late of Lower-street-road in the parish of North Bradley in the County of Wilts Butcher who died 27 July 1883 at the Bath United Hospital in the County of Somerset was proved at Salisbury by John Noad of High-street-road in the County of Somerset Butcher the son one of the executors. Effects �218.12.6d.

Below is an advertisement for the disposal of his property.

Mr Geo Snailum is instructed by the Executors to sell by auction at Lower Street, Road, on Tuesday August 26th 1884 at 11 for 12 o’clock the whole of the stock in trade including 2 useful young horses, harnesses, 3 spring traps, calf cart, butcher’s and slaughterhouse effects, rick of prime new hay, garden stock, household furniture and effects the property of the late Mr John Noad, deceased.

Jonathan Noad

Descendants of Jonathan Noad and Sally Whitaker

1� Jonathon Noad ������������������������������������ b: 5 Nov 1740� d: 26 Aug 1814� father: Thomas Noad� mother: Joanna Smith (adopted?)

+� Sally Whitaker ������������������������������������� b: 11 Jun 1739 in N Bradley� m: 29 Apr 1762 in St. Lawrence� d: 6 Apr 1809� father: Thomas Whitaker� m: Ann ?

���� 2� Ann Noad���������������������������������������� b: before 1 Nov 1763� d: 28 Mar 1828� buried: Baptist Chapel, Rode

���� +� Joseph Rose������������������������������������� b: about 1775� m: 3 Dec 1801 in Road �d: 26 May 1852� buried: Baptist Chapel, Rode

�������� 3� Sarah Rose���������������������������������� b: about 1802� d: 26 Aug 1851� buried: Baptist Chapel, Rode

�������� +� Joseph Ford Walker�������������������� b: about 1792� m: before 1832� d: 3 Apr 1853

������������� 4� infant children����������������������� d: between 1832 and 1842� buried: Baptist Chapel, Rode

�������� 3� Ann Noad Rose��������������������������� b: about 1805� d: 10 Jul 1867 in Rode� buried: Baptist Chapel, Rode

�������� 3� Thomas Whitaker Rose�������������� b: Jan 1808� d: after. Mar 1882

�������� +� Sarah������������������������������������������� b: about 1807� d: 1 Mar 1851� buried: Baptist Chapel, Rode

������������� 4� Annie�������������������������������������� b: about 1838� d: Feb 1844� buried: Baptist Chapel, Rode

���� 2� Sarah Noad������������������������������������� b: 21 Mar 1764� d: about Feb 1841� buried: 4 Feb 1841 Rode

���� +� James Collins����������������������������������� b: about 1759 in Hemington� m: 23 Jan 1788 in Rode� d: about 1 April 1794 buried: 2 Apr 1794

�������� 3� Harriet Collins���������������������������� b: before 1790

.������� +� Richard Woodward Isbel������������ b: in East Stonehouse, Devon� m: 16 Nov 1815 in Rode

������������� 4� Julius Buchan Isbel����������������� b: 28 December 1818

������������� 4� Edwin Isbel����������������������������� b: about 1821

�������� 3� Thomas Collins��������������������������� b: 18 Oct 1790 in Rode� d: 6 Aug 1866 in Nindooinbah, Albert River, Queensland� buried: Nindooinbah

�������� +� Sophia Pamela Danvers�������������� b: 16 Oct 1808 in Richmond, Surrey� m: 9 Aug 1826 in St Mary Magdalen, Richmond, Surrey, England� d: 1863 in Telemon, Queensland� buried: Telemon� father: James Danvers� mother: Elizabeth Andrews

������������� 4� Frances Danvers Collins��������� b: 1 Dec 1827 in Sydney, Australia� d: 1828 in Sydney, Australia

������������� 4� James Carden Collins������������� b: 15 Feb 1829 at sea off Trinidad� d: 5 Jun 1916 in Australia

������������� 4� William Humphrey Collins����� b: 13 Oct 1831� d: 24 Dec 1831

������������� 4� William Alex Collins��������������� b: 13 Nov 1832 in Sydney, Australia� d: 2 Dec 1832

������������� 4� Emma Pamela Collins������������ b: about 1834 in Sydney

������������� 4� Jessie Lambert Collins����������� b: about 1836 in Sydney

������������� 4� Thomas Danvers Collins�������� b: 17 Oct 1837 in Sydney� bap: 4 Nov 1838 at Rode

������������� 4� Arthur Brook Whitaker Collins���� b: 8 Aug 1839 in Wilts� bap: 15 Sep 1839 at Rode

������������� 4 �Humphrey Minchin Robert Graeme Collins�������� b: 30 May 1841 in Rode� d: about 1912 in California

�������� 3� Ann Collins��������������������������������� b: 1793

�������� +� William Wilks������������������������������ b: 1801� m: 30 Apr 1831 in St James, County of Cumberland, NSW� father: Doctor Wilks

������������� 4� Mary J Wilks��������������������������� b: 1832 in Sydney

���� *2nd Husband of Sarah Noad:

���� +� James Wheeler�������������������������������� m: 22 Feb 1798 in Rode� d: about Mar 1835

���� 2� Frances Noad���������������������������������� b: before May 1774 d: 12 Jan 1792

���� 2� Thomas Whitaker Noad������������������ b: 1 Dec 1775 in Rode� d: 16 Dec 1820� buried: 3 Jan 1821 Rode

���� +� Emily Mayne����������������������������������� b: 1776� d: 1856� buried: 25 Oct 1856 Rode

�������� 3� Thomas Carden Noad����������������� b: 31 Dec 1804

�������� 3� Arthur Mayne Noad������������������� b: 1808� d: 12 Nov 1882

�������� 3� Charles Noad������������������������������ buried: 1807

�������� 3� John Noad���������������������������������� buried: 1807

�������� 3� Henry Noad�������������������������������� buried: 1811

���� 2� Humphrey Minchin Noad��������������� b: 5 Jun 1778� d: 7 Mar 1845

���� +� Maria Hunn������������������������������������� b: 1790 in Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland� d: 1860� buried: 15 Mar 1860 St Lawrence, Rode� father: Richard Hunn� mother: Mary Annie Costello

�������� 3� George Frederick Noad�������������� b: 8 Sep 1812� d: 25 Nov 1876

�������� +� Jane Fuller���������������������������������� b: about 1825 in Aston Tirrold, Berkshire

�������� 3� George Henry Carden Noad

������������� 4� Charles Humphrey Carden Noad

�������� 3� Maryann Emma Noad���������������� b: 3 Dec 1813

�������� +� Robert Crutwell

�������� 3� Henry Minchin Noad������������������ b: 22 Jun 1815� d: 23 Jul 1877

�������� +� Charlotte Jane Noad (cousin)����� b: about 1815� d: 25 Mar 1882

�������� 3� Frederick Carden Noad�������������� b: 8 Feb 1818

�������� 3� Maria Charlotte Valentina Noad b: 4 Feb 1821 1821� d: 3 Nov 1839

�������� +� Robert Marshall Straight������������ m: 1839

�������� 3� Fanny Sarah Noad���������������������� b: 8 Aug 1822

�������� 3� Helen Harriett Noad������������������� b: 4 Feb 1824

���� 2� Jonathan Noad�������������������������������� b: 10 Nov 1782� d: 26 Dec 1829

���� + �Helen Boyd

�������� 3� Mary Boyd Noad������������������������ b: about 1811

�������� 3� Helen Noad��������������������������������� b: about 1812

�������� 3� Charlotte Jane Noad������������������� b: about 1815

�������� +� Henry Minchin Noad (cousin)

�������� 3� Grace Emily Noad����������������������� b: about 1818

���� 2� Mary Noad���������������������������� b: 14 Jun 1783� d: 1844

The Will of Jonathan Noad 1809

Colour key

son Thomas Whitaker Noad

grandsons Thomas Carden Noad, Arthur Noad

daughter Ann the wife of Joseph Rose

son in law Joseph Rose

daughter Sally Wheeler

daughter Mary Noad

son Humphry Minchin Noad

son Jonathan Noad

In the Name of God Amen I Jonathan Noad of Road in the County of Somerset clothier do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament revoking and making void any will or wills by me at any time heretofore made and declaring this to be my last will and testament in addition to the settlement made by me on my eldest son Thomas Whitaker Noad on his marriage with Emily his present wife late Emily Mayne I do hereby give devise and bequeath to my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad the house with the workshop backside garden and all the appurts thereto belonging being adjoining the house my said son dwells in and which I some time since purchased of John Walker also the workshops adjoining the last mentioned shops with a carriage house erected against the same with a stable near it formerly a tenement likewise a garden behind the said last mentioned workshops and a parrock of land immediately adjoining the same containing about half an acre the whole of which last mentioned premises were formerly purchased of James Harris also a leasehold tenement or dwellinghouse opposite the house my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad now dwells in and which I purchased of Samuel Day esq. with the appurts to the same belonging also a parrock of pasture land adjoining the parrock before mentioned to be purchased of James Harris also all those five tenements and two gardens adjoining the said last mentioned parrock and were with the said parrock formerly purchased of Paul Sturridge also a tenement adjoining the aforesaid last mentioned tenements and which I some time since purchased of the widow Sturridge also a dwellinghouse and garden with a barn barton stables and other sheds and erections at the Townsend of Road lately in the occupation of James Wheeler and purchased by me of Edward Tovey also a piece of pasture ground directly opposite the aforesaid barn containing about four acres was lately two parrocks one called Keattis�s and the other the Triangle also another parrock of pasture land above and adjoining the last mentioned parrock and called Singers also a tenement occupied by Hester Ball also another tenement adjoining occupied by William Lucas the younger and another tenement at the top of a lane called Gunston�s Lane occupied by Edward Gullick which said three tenements belonged to James Barnes also a tenement occupied Robert Scrivener? also another tenement occupied by John Humphreys also another tenement occupied by the widow Powell also another tenement occupied by Mary Noad and also another tenement with the garden thereto belonging occupied by Elijah Richmond which last five tenements are situated in and near the aforesaid lane called Gunstone Lane and were purchased by me of Chichester esq. also the house wherein James Silcock now lives formerly three tenements with the shop garden and parrock of pasture land behind the same and all appurts thereto belonging all which said last mentioned premises formerly belonged to James Barnes and all the aforesaid lands tenements and heredits are situate in the parish of Road and the county of Somerset to have and to hold all and singular the aforesaid several messuages lands tenements and heredits unto and to the use of my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad his heirs executors admors and assigns for ever according to the several and respective estates rights and interest I have or can or may claim therein subject nevertheless to the proviso hereinafter contained respecting the same that is to say provided and I do hereby order direct and appoint that the said devise and bequest before mentioned shall be in full satisfaction and discharge of the sum of three hundred pounds a legacy given to him my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad by the will of his grandfather Thomas Whitaker and payable at his age of twenty one years and which provided for his use and also in full satisfaction and discharge of the like sum of three hundred pounds being his share of lands and tenements that by the will of the late Thomas Whitaker the younger were given to such of my children by my then wife Sally Noad that should survive me and my late wife Sally Noad share and share alike which by the approbation and consent of my late wife I purchased in fee of all of my said children and the parties interested at and for the price of eighteen hundred pounds which amounted to three hundred pounds each and on which the said lands and tenements were legally conveyed to me in fee accordingly and I direct my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad within one month next after my death to make and execute to my exors a general release to them touching and concerning the aforesaid two several sums of three hundred pounds each provided that if my said son shall refuse or fail to make and execute such release then the devise or bequest hereinbefore made to or in his favour of the said lands tenements and heredits shall be void and then in such case I do hereby give devise and bequeath all my said messuages lands tenements and heredits unto and to the use of my executors herein after named their heirs executors admors and assigns to and for their own use and absolute benefit I give to my grandson Thomas Carden Noad one hundred pounds to be paid to him if he attains his age of twenty one years but not otherwise without interest in the meantime and in case of his death before twenty one then I give the same to my grandson Arthur Noad if he shall live to attain his age of twenty one years but not otherwise I give to my grandson Arthur Noad one hundred pounds if he shall live to attain the age of� twenty one years but not otherwise and without interest in the meantime but in case he shall die before he shall attain that age then I give the said sum of one hundred pounds to my said grandson Thomas Carden Noad if he shall live to attain his age of twenty one years but not otherwise I give devise and bequeath to my sons Humphry Minchin Noad and Jonathan Noad their heirs and assigns a tenement backside and garden situate near Road pound but in the parish of North Bradley and county of Wilts and now in the occupation of Benjamin Cradock? also three tenements with the gardens and orchard belonging thereto situate at Clay Lane in the parish of Road in the several occupations of Joan Jones Sarah Slatford and George Sweetland nevertheless upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned that is to say in trust to permit and suffer my daughter Ann the wife of Joseph Rose to have receive and take the rents and profits thereof for and during the term of her natural life at her own disposal and not to the control of her said husband and from and after the decease of my said daughter then to the use of all and every the children or child of my said daughter Ann Rose lawfully begotten or be begotten equally to be divided between or among them share and share alike as tenants in common his her and their heirs and assigns for ever I give and bequeath to my son in law Joseph Rose if he obtains the commissioner�s certificate under the Commission of Bankrupt lately I found against him commonly called the Bankrupts Certificate all the dividend or dividends that may become due and payable to me or which in my life time I may myself have received from the estate of the said Joseph Rose a bankrupt but if the said Joseph Rose should die previous to his having obtained such certificate then such bequest shall be void I give devise and bequeath unto and to the use of my said two sons Humphry Minchin Noad and Jonathan Noad their heirs and assigns for ever all that house wherein in my daughter Sally Wheeler and her husband now dwell with the stable backside and garden thereto belonging situate at Road aforesaid with the two parrocks of pasture land called Gosfords and all appurts thereto belonging situate near the foot road from Road Bridge to Norton Saint Phillips and which I purchased of Fowler and others also a parrock of pasture land situate at the extreme end of a lane called Cooper�s Lane called Keates and now in the occupation of James Wheeler nevertheless upon the trusts hereinafter mentioned that is to say in trust to permit and suffer my said daughter Sally to receive and take the annual rents issues and profits thereof for and during the term of her natural life independent of her husband and after her decease then to the use of in trust for and I do then give and bequeath the same to her two daughters Ann Collins and Harriet Collins equally between them as tenants in common and not as joint tenants her and their heirs and assigns for ever I give and bequeath to my granddaughter the said Ann Collins the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid her if she shall live to attain the age of twenty one years but not otherwise and without interest in the mean time I give to my granddaughter Harriet Collins the sum of one hundred pounds if she shall live to attain her age of twenty one years but not otherwise and without interest in the mean time and to my grandson Thomas Collins I give the like sum of one hundred pounds to be paid him if he shall live to attain his age of twenty one years but not otherwise and without interest in the mean time and in case any or either of my said three last mentioned grandchildren shall happen to die before he she or they shall attain his her or their age of twenty one years then I give the legacy or sum he she or they would be entitled to if he she or they had attained that age to such of the other or others of them my said three last mentioned grandchildren who shall live and attain that age but not otherwise equally between them share and share alike I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Noad to and for her own use and benefit my six turnpike securities in the Trowbridge Turnpike Roads number 1 for fifty pounds number 5 for one hundred pounds number 9 for one hundred pounds number 10 for fifty pounds number 59 for one hundred pounds and number 96 for fifty pounds making together four hundred and fifty pounds bearing interest at five per cent and all the interest due thereon at the time of my decease I also give devise and bequeath unto and to the use of my said daughter Mary Noad for and during the term of her natural life only all those two pieces or closes of pasture land called Howells quarries containing together about seven acres situate near a lane leading from Rode Bridge to Tellisford in the parish of Road with all the members? and appurts to the same belonging and as now in the possession of myself and from and after the decease of my said daughter Mary Noad then I give devise and bequeath all the said last mentioned premises so given to my daughter Mary for her life unto and to the use of all and every the children and child of my said daughter Mary lawfully to be begotten who shall live to attain his her or their age of twenty one years but not otherwise equally to be divided between or among them share and share alike to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants his her and their heirs executors admors and assigns for ever and in case my said daughter shall have but one child lawfully to be begotten who shall live to attain his or her said age of twenty one years then I give devise and bequeath all the same last mentioned premises so given to my said daughter Mary for her life unto such only child if he or she shall live to attain his or her age of twenty one years but not otherwise his or her heirs executors admors and assigns for ever but in case my said daughter Mary Noad shall have no child who shall live to attain the age of twenty one years then I give devise and bequeath all the same last mentioned premises so given to my said daughter Mary for her life unto my grandson Thomas Carden Noad oldest son of my son Thomas Whitaker Noad his heirs and assigns for ever in case he shall have survived my said daughter Mary Noad but not otherwise but in case my said grandson shall not have survived my said daughter then I give and devise the same last mentioned estates and premises so by me given to my said daughter Mary for her life unto the eldest son for the time being of my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad living at the time of the death of my said daughter his heirs and assigns for ever but in case my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad shall not have a son who shall survive my said daughter Mary then I give devise and bequeath all the same last mentioned premises so given to my said daughter for life unto and amongst the daughters begotten or to be begotten if more than one and if but one unto the daughter of my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad who shall be living at the time of the decease of my said daughter equally to be divided between or among them if more than one share and share alike as tenants in common her and their heirs executors admors and assigns for ever and if but one then unto such one daughter only her heirs executors admors and assigns for ever I give devise and bequeath unto and to the use of my son Humphry Minchin Noad his heirs executors admors and assigns for ever according to the estate and interest I have therein all that my mansion or dwelling house at Shawford in the parish of Road with the dyehouses stores warehouses fulling mill factory and all buildings stables gardens and appurts of whatever kind belonging thereto or used therewith and as now in the possession of John Parish and also all the grounds or land thereto belonging and containing about seven acres and which I some time since purchased in fee of Edward Andrews esq. and which land is now in the possession of the said John Parish also a piece or parcel of arable land adjoining the lane leading from Shawford to Road and which I likewise purchased of Edward Andrews esq. also a parrock or piece of pasture land containing about three acres opposite Shaw Farm about two acres of which is called Chapman Slade and is in the parish of Tellisford and the other part in the parish of Road and was purchased by me of Edward Tovey also a piece of ground called New Close by estimation four acres three acres of which St. Fain and the other acre pasture also in the parish of Road and which I likewise purchased of Edward Tovey also a piece of arable land containing about two acres adjoining the last mentioned piece called New Close and lies in common with it and is likewise in the parish of Road and was purchased by me among other premises of John Fowler and others to hold all the same premises unto him my said son Humphry Minchin Noad his heirs executors admors and assigns for ever to and for his own use and benefit according to the several estates and interests I have or claim therein I give devise and bequeath unto and to the use of my son Jonathan Noad the dwelling house wherein I now live with all the buildings workshops fixtures, fixtures in trade members? and appurts thereto belonging and appertaining also the stable and all the machinery and all the utensils in trade with an orchard behind the same and a piece of pasture ground called Pishams near Cutsbridge containing four acres and a half also a piece of pasture land containing about five acres adjoining the said piece called Pishams and which was lately in three pieces and also the new mansion house erections buildings and fixtures lately erected said piece of land also a close or piece of arable land containing about two acres adjoining the piece of land on which the new mansion is erected called Greenmere and which I lately purchased of John Edwards also all that inn or public house called the George with the brewhouse stable garden and all the appurts thereto belonging situate in the parish of Road and in the occupation of William Smith also those two tenements adjoining the said inn in the several occupations of Phillip Sine? and William Short with the appurts to the same belonging also all those five late six tenements called Gerishes and which I purchased of James Chapman with gardens and backsides belonging thereto all in the parish of Road also one other tenement adjoining the above called Barnes�s and in the occupation of James Carrier and in the parish of Road also all those six tenements situate near the pound of Road but in the parish of North Bradley and county of Wilts and in the several occupations of Steven Yerbbry Randall James Jones George Parker John Say and John Tanner to have and to hold all the same lands messuages tenements heredits and premises unto and to the use of my said son Jonathan Noad his heirs executors admors and assigns for ever according to the estate right and interest which I have or can or may claim therein or thereto I give my son in law the said Joseph Rose the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid him in six months after my decease provided he obtains the certificate above mentioned and if not then obtained then as soon after as he shall obtain his certificate and in case he shall happen to die without obtaining such certificate then I give the said sum of two hundred pounds unto his wife my daughter the said Ann Rose I give to all the children of my daughter Ann Rose that may be living at my death the sum of one hundred pounds each to be paid them as they severally attain the age of twenty one years but in case any or either of such children shall happen to die before their attaining that age then I give the legacy or legacies of him her or them so dying unto and amongst the survivors or survivor of them equally to be divided between them that attain the age of twenty one years but in case all the children of my said daughter Ann shall die without having attained the age of twenty one years then the aforesaid legacies shall not be paid or payable but shall lapse into my residuary estate and effects I give and bequeath unto my sons Humphry Minchin Noad and Jonathan Noad and my daughter Mary Noad all my household goods implements and utensils of household plate plated articles silver? and china equally to be divided between them share and share alike and whereas there is due and owing from me to my daughter Mary the sum of three hundred pounds her part or share of the lands purchased by me of her and my other children and I also owe her the sum of two hundred and thirty four pounds fourteen shillings being her share as one of the grandchildren of Thomas Whitaker the elder from a final division of monies arising from the will of her said grandfather now I do hereby direct the said two sums of three hundred pounds and two hundred and thirty four pounds fourteen shillings which I so owe my said daughter Mary shall be paid to her by my executors immediately after my decease and whereas my said son Jonathan has not yet been paid by me the sum of three hundred pounds he was entitled to receive when he came of age under his grandfather�s will nor has he been paid the two hundred and thirty four pounds fourteen shillings his share of� monies he was entitled to under the same will on the final division before mentioned nor has he been paid the three hundred pounds his proportion for the property I bought of him and my other children now I do hereby direct my said son Jonathan shall release my estate from such three several sums as the provision I have made and hereby given to him is in full compensation thereof and I do hereby direct my said son Jonathan Noad shall within one calendar month after my death execute such release accordingly which if he fails or neglects to do on demand made by my other executor he my said son Jonathan shall forfeit and loose every benefit and advantage of the several devises and bequests hereinbefore made to or in his favour and the same shall be void accordingly and whereas I have also not yet paid to my said son Humphry Minchin Noad the sum of two hundred and thirty four pounds fourteen shillings his share of� monies arising under the final division of monies arising under his grandfather�s will nor have I yet paid him the sum of three hundred pounds his proportion of the property I bought of him and my other children but the three hundred pounds which he was entitled to receive under his grandfather�s will on his coming of age I have paid to him now I do hereby direct my said son Humphry Minchin Noad shall within one calendar month after my death release my estate from the aforesaid two sums which have not been so paid to him as aforsd and in case on demand and refusal to execute such release to my other executor then I do hereby declare that all and every the bequest and devises hereinbefore made by me to or in favour of my said son Humphry Minchin Noad shall be void and shall not take effect and whereas I have accepted a draft or drafts drawn by my son Thomas Whitaker Noad on me in favour of Mr Creswell for the sum of one thousand pounds and interest and I did accept the same for the use and benefit of my son Thomas Whitaker Noad and he received the amount thereof from Mr Creswell and to secure to me the repayment thereof my said son has proposed to give me his promissory note of hand for one thousand pounds and interest as a counter security now I do hereby direct my executors to cancel or give up to my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad such his said promissory note of hand if given to me in my life time and I do hereby release and forgive him the payment thereof and of the interest due thereon all the rest residue and remainder of my freehold leasehold copyhold and real estates and all the rest residue and remainder of my personal estate book debts monies securities for money chattels and effects whatsoever and all real estates in mortgage to me I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof with their and every of their rights members and appurts unto and to the sole use benefit behoof and advantage of my two sons Humphry Minchin Noad and Jonathan Noad their heirs executors admors and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants I do hereby constitute and appoint my said two sons Humphry Minchin Noad and Jonathan Noad executors of this my last will and testament in witness whereof I the said testator have to this my last will and testament the whole being contained in eleven sheets of paper to wit to the first ten sheets I have set my hand and to this eleventh and last sheet thereof my hand and seal the twelfth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and nine Jonathan Noad signed sealed published and declared by the said testator Jonathan Noad as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses the several interlineations of the several words following being first made that is to say �called Gunstones Lane occupied by Edward Gullick� with garden thereto belonging �and hereditaments� that is to say provided �devise and� before �lawfully begotten or to be begotten� with the stable backside and garden thereto belonging� shall not �son for the time being� begotten or to be begotten �also� and assigns �land containing about five acres� garden �late Tanner� the said Joseph Rose �there� made �several� proposed to �such� if given to me in my life time Robt. Clarke of Bath attorney – Sarah Payne – James Hews} servants to Mr. Noad

Codicil 1809

I the above named Jonathan Noad do make publish and declare this to be a codicil to my above will I give devise and bequeath unto my son Humphry Minchin Noad his heirs and assigns for ever to and for his and their own use and benefit all that parrock of meadow or pasture land containing about one acre and a quarter situate at Shawford and adjoining to a newly planted orchard belonging to Mark Harford esq and which I some time since had in exchange of the said Mark Harford for land of mine near his farm but in case I should not have sufficient right and title to make the foregoing devise of the said parrock of land by reason of no deed of exchange having been yet legally effected then I give devise and bequeath my own land so intended to be exchanged as aforesaid unto and to the use of my said son Humphry Minchin Noad his heirs and assigns for ever to and for his and their own use and benefit in case my son Thomas Whitaker Noad shall himself by and out of his own monies pay the one thousand pounds mentioned in my above will for which I have in my said will declared I had accepted a draft or drafts for the same then I give and bequeath unto him my said son Thomas Whitaker Noad the sum of one thousand pounds to be paid to him in twelve calendar months next after my death in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twelfth day of May one thousand eight hundred and nine Jonathan Noad signed sealed published and declared by the said Jonathan Noad as and for a codicil of his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses hereto Sarah Payne – James Hews} servants to Mr Noad – Robt. Clarke of Bath Atty.

Codicil 1812

I Jonathan Noad of Road in the county of Somerset clothier do make publish and declare this to be a codicil to my last will and testament whereas I have by my said last will and testament given to my grandson Thomas Carden Noad one hundred pounds to be paid him if he attains his age of twenty one years and by my said will I have given to my grand daughter Ann Collins the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid her if she lives to attain the age of twenty one years and by my said will I have given my grand daughter Harriet Collins the sum of one hundred pounds if she shall attain her age of twenty one years and by my said will I have given to my grand son Thomas Collins the like sum of one hundred pounds if he shall live to attain his age of twenty one years and by my said will I have given to my son in law Joseph Rose the sum of two hundred pounds to be paid him in six months after my decease provided he obtains his certificate as therein mentioned and by my said will I have given to all the children of my daughter Ann Rose that may be living at my death the sum of one hundred pounds each to be paid them as they severally attain the age of twenty one years now I do hereby revoke the said several legacies hereinbefore recited and each and every of them and do declare the same and each and every of them to be null and void to all intents and purposes and whereas by my said will I have given devised and bequeathed unto and to the use of my son Humphry Noad his heirs executors admors and assigns for ever according to the estate and interest I have therein (inter alia) a parrock or piece of pasture land containing about three acres opposite Shaw farm about two acres of which is called Chapmanslade and is in the parish of Tellisford and the other part in the parish of Road and was purchased by me of Edward Tovey also a piece of ground called New Close by estimation four acres three acres of which are saintfoin and the other acre pasture also in the parish of Road and which I likewise purchased of Edward Tovey also a piece of arable land containing about two acres adjoining the last mentioned piece called New Close and lies in common with it and is likewise in the parish of Road and was purchased by me among other premises of John Fowler and others now I do hereby revoke the said last mentioned bequest to the said Humphry Minchin Noad so far as relates to the land parrocks of ground and premises hereby described I give devise and bequeath the said several parrocks plots pieces or parcels of land and ground the devise whereof I have as above revoked last hereinbefore described unto my two sons and executors the said Humphry Minchin Noad and Jonathan Noad their executors admors and assigns for ever to hold the same premises unto my said two sons the said Humphry Minchin Noad and Jonathan Noad their heirs executors admors and assigns for ever as tenants in common and not as joint tenants to and for their own sole and separate use and benefit in addition to all other bequests and devises during the minority of the children or child of my daughter Mary in case she should have any I direct the annual income and rents of the property and estate to which they will be entitled by my will may after the death of their mother be applied and taken by them for and towards their maintenance and education and I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will and former codicil thereto in every respect save and except where the same is hereby by me revoked and altered as aforesaid in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this third day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twelve Jonathan Noad signed sealed published and declared by the said Jonathan Noad as and for a second codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto Robt. Clarke of Bath Atty – Thos. G Inman his clk � Chas. Johns Sampson his clk

Proved at London with two codicils 30th Septr. 1814 before the judge by the oaths of Humphry Minchin Noad and Jonathan Noad esquires the sons the executors named in the will to whom admon was granted they having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.

London Chronicle, December 30, 1797

Star, Friday January 13, 1792

Mary Noad

The Will of Mary Noad 1813

This is the will and testament of me Mary Noad of Road in the county of Somerset widow this fifteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirteen whereas in and by a certain indenture or deed of settlement bearing date the twelfth day of this present month of November made between William Bailey of Melksham in the county of Wilts salesman of the first part me the said Mary Noad of the second part and William Stancomb of Trowbridge in the said county of Wilts clothier and Samuel Salter of the same place clothier of the third part ????? that a marriage was agreed upon and intended to be shortly had and solemnised by and between the said William Bailey and me the said Mary Noad and that I the said Mary Noad was entitled to the sum of six hundred and fifty pounds and ????? or there-abouts under and by virtue of the last will and testament of Thomas Noad my late husband deceased and the codicil to the same as by the said will and codicil and the probate thereof duly proved by the said William Stancomb Samuel Salter and me the said Mary Noad the executors and executrix therein named could more fully appear which said sum of money had not been appropriated or applied under the said will the ?????? of the personal estate of the said Thomas Noad not having been collected or gotten in by the said executors and executrix but a part thereof was standing invested in the three per centum consolidated bank annuities it was ????????? that in consideration of the said intended marriage and to the intent that the said sum of money and stock and the interest dividends proceeds and profits thereof might be ????? and applied upon the trusts and to and for the uses intents and purposes thereinafter mentioned and expressed the said William Bailey and I the said Mary Noad did thereby for ourselves severally and respectively and for one several and respective ?????? executors and admors of the ????? covenant promise and agree to and with the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter their executors and admors that the said William Bailey and I the said Mary Noad respectively should and would as and when the said legacy or sum of money would be received or had by the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter and me the said Mary Noad under or by virtue of the said ???? will as such executors and executrix as aforesaid as soon as consciously could or might be join with the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter in transferring and assigning in the book kept for that purpose so much of the said legacy or sum of money as then stood invested in the said three per centum consolidated bank annuities and duly investing the further or remaining part of the said legacy or sum of money into and in the names of them the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter their executors admors and assigns and it was thereby declared concluded and agreed that the said stock and sums of money when so transferred and invested and all the dividends and profits thereof should be and remain in the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter their executors admors and assigns upon and under and subject to the several trusts intents and purposes conditions and ????????? therein expressed and declared of and concerning the same (that is to say) in trust for me the said Mary Noad my executors admors and assigns until the said intended marriage should be had and solemnised and from and immediately after the solemnisation of the said intended marriage in trust that they the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter their executors admors and assigns shall and do pay apply and dispose of the interest dividends proceeds and profits of the said stock or sum of money which shall accrue arise or be made during the natural life of me the said Mary Noad unto the said William Bailey in case he shall so long live to and for his sole proper use and benefit and from and immediately after the decease of the said William Bailey in case I the said Mary Noad should happen to survive him then on trust that they the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter did and should pay apply and dispose of such interest dividends proceeds and profits of the said stocks or sums of money unto me the said Mary Noad or to such person or persons as I should direct to receive the same as therein particularly expressed and from and immediately after my decease or so soon after as conveniently could or might be upon trust to pay apply or transfer the said principal stock or sum of money and such parts of the interest dividends proceeds and profits which may have ????? and not been disposed of under the trusts thereinbefore contained unto such person or persons in such proportions at such time or times and in every respect in such manner and form as I the said Mary Noad notwithstanding my intended ????????? should by deed or deeds writing or writings with or without power of revocation to be by me signed sealed and declared in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses or by my last will and testament in writing or any codicil thereto or any writing purporting to be or in the form or making of a will or codicil to be by me only executed in the presence of and to be attested by the like number of witnesses which deed or deeds writing or writings will or codicil I the said Mary Noad am ????? and by the said William Bailey my intended husband enabled and empowered to marry devise or appoint give bequeath or dispose of or ?????????? the ???? ???? I do by this my last will and testament in writing (by me duly executed signed sealed published and declared in the presence of and attested by the two credible persons whose names or signatures are intended to be hereinunder subscribed as witnesses attesting the due ???????? hereof under and by virtue of the power and authority given and reserved to me in and by the said ????? indenture of settlement and by virtue of all and every other power and powers authority and authorities whatsoever in any ??? enabling me in that behalf) direct and appoint give bequeath and dispose all and singular such part of the said principal sum of� money and stock and the interest dividends proceeds and profits thereof which shall or may not have been disposed of under or by virtue of the trusts powers and ??????? in the said indenture of settlement ??????? unto the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter to hold to them they the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter their executors admors and assigns upon trust that they the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter do and shall as soon as reasonably can and may be after my decease sell and get in and receive the waste of the said principal money and stock and the interest and dividends thereof and do and shall after paying all my just debts funeral expenses and the expenses of proving this my will and seeing it properly executed pay one hundred pounds part thereof unto such person or persons as may then happen to be the trustee or trustees of a certain chapel or place of religious worship called the Particular Baptist Meeting situate at Road aforesaid of which chapel my brother John Matthews is now the pastor upon trust that such trustee or trustees of the said chapel do and shall immediately upon receipt of the said sum of one hundred pounds lay out and invest the sum in or upon some of the public of Government stocks or funds at interest and I hereby direct and declare and it is my will that the interest dividends proceeds and profits of the said sum of one hundred pounds when so invested shall be for ever thereafter had and received by the trustee or trustees of the said chapel and the survivors and survivor of them and executors and admors and the the trustees thereof for the time being upon trust to pay and apply the same as and when the same shall be them from time to time received for the better support of the said chapel and the furtherance of the pious purposes to which the same is appropriated all the rest residue and remainder of the said principal sum or stock which may then remain in the hands of my said trustees I direct and appoint give bequeath and dispose unto my six brothers and sisters equally to be divided between them share and share alike to and for them and each of their respective proper use and benefit provided and it is my intention that in the event of the death of any or either of my said brothers and sisters having a child or children them him or her surviving then and in such case the children or child of such brother or sister so dying shall be entitled to and have and receive the share or portion to which such brother or sister so dying would have been entitled if more than one such child equally to be divided between them and if only one then to such only child the same to be paid or payable to such children or child on their his or her respectively attaining the ages or age of twenty one years together with the accumulated interest and proceeds thereof and I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint the said William Stancomb and Samuel Salter joint executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former and ???? wills by me at any time heretofore made in ????? whereof� I the said Mary Noad the testatrix have to this my last will and testament contained in four sheets of paper to the first three sheets thereof subscribed my hand and to this fourth and last sheet thereof subscribed and set my hand and seal the day and year first above written-Mary Noad-signed sealed published and declared by the said Mary Noad the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses�

Thomas Noad died c1760

The Will of Thomas Noad dated 19th May 1760

Notes by P Harris:

  1. transcript from a PRO copy of handwritten will
  2. text in red is my guess at what is missing or unreadable.

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In the Name of God Amen

I Thomas Noad of Road in the County of Somerset

Clothier and Drugget Maker being of a sound and disposing

mind memory and understanding but considering the uncertainty

of life do make my last Will and Testament in manner

following.� In the first place I direct that all my just debts

and funeral expenses shall be paid and discharged by my

executors in trust hereinafter named and that my burial

such manner as they think������ shall be conducted by them in �a decent but not expensive

proper only desiring them������ manner.� I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Joanna

that may be in������������������������� Noad the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid her

within three months after my decease and to be intirely

at her own disposal and I also give and bequeath unto

my said Wife eight shillings a week to be paid her

quarterly or oftner if she shall think proper for and

during the term of her natural life.� And I likewise give

unto my said Wife all my household goods and furniture

to have the use and peaceable enjoyment of the same during

her life and from and immediately after her decease I give

the same unto Jonathan Miller commonly called or known by

the name of Jonathan Noad and to my grandson Thomas

Tucker to be equally divided between them.� And I give and

devise unto the said Jonathan Miller otherwise Noad who

has liv�d with me …………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………….. messuages or

tenements with the orchard and other lands and

appurtenances thereunto belonging situate in Clay Lane in

the parish of Road aforesaid which I lately purchased of

Joseph Coombs and others.� Also all those my five several

messuages or tenements with the paddock and other lands

and appurtenances thereunto adjoining and belonging

situate also in the said parish of Road and which I lately

purchased of Richd Sturridge.� And also all that my messuage

or tenement with the stable and paddock or field and other

lands and appurtenances thereunto adjoining or belonging

situate near late Sturridge�s aforesaid and which I lately

purchased of James Harris.� To hold the several messuages or

tenements lands hereditaments and premises above

mentioned unto the said Jonathan Miller otherwise Noad

and the heirs of his body and for want of such heirs then

I give and devise the same unto my said grandson Thomas

Tucker his heirs and assigns for ever.� I likewise give and

bequeath to the said Jonathan Miller otherwise Noad the

sum of three hundred pounds to be paid to him within one

month after my decease in order that he may be the better

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enabled to carry on the trade which I have set him up in

and I likewise give him all the tools and utensils belonging to

the Woollen Manufactury which I now am or may be possessed

of at the time of my decease and I likewise give him my

horse call�d Peggy and the iron grey colt.� I give and bequeath

unto my daughter Elizabeth Tucker for her own separate use

the sum of twenty pounds� And I hereby direct that ten

pounds thereof shall be paid to her in one month after

my decease and the remaining ten pounds in twelve months

after my decease and I further direct that the said Legacy

shall be paid to my said Daughter only and that none

but her receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the

same.� I likewise give unto my said Daughter the sum of ten

pounds per annum for and during her the term of her

natural life which I direct shall be paid her quarterly

the first payment of two pounds and ten shillings to be

made her on the next general quarter day after my

decease and I hereby direct that the said quarterly

payment shall be made to my said Daughter only and

that her receipt notwithstanding her coverture shall be

from time to time a sufficient discharge only for the same.

I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Hester Tucker

the sum of one hundred pounds� and I direct that ten

pounds thereof shall be apply�d towards her education,

ten pounds more thereof towards putting her out to

learn some useful business and the remaining eighty

pounds to be paid her at her age of twenty one or day

of marriage which shall first happen.� I give and

bequeath to my granddaughter Mary Tucker the sum

of one hundred pounds� and I direct that ten pounds

thereof shall be apply�d in her education, ten pounds more

thereof in her apprenticeship and the remaining eighty

pounds to be paid her at her age of twenty one xxxx or

day of marriage which shall first happen.� I give and

bequeath to my grandson Henry Tucker one hundred and

fifty pounds twenty pounds whereof I direct shall be

applied towards his apprenticeship and the remaining

one hundred and thirty pounds to be paid him at his

age of twenty one.� I give and bequeath to my grandson

Jonathan Tucker the like sum of one hundred and fifty

pounds twenty pounds whereof I direct shall be apply�d

towards his apprenticeship, and the remaining one hundred

and thirty pounds to be paid him at his age of twenty

one.� And I give unto my grandson William Tucker the

like sum of one hundred and fifty pounds twenty pounds

whereof I direct shall be apply�d towards his apprenticeship, and

the residue paid him at his age of twenty one.� And

in case either of my said Grandchildren should happen to

die before they shall respectively attain the age of twenty

one years then I hereby give and bequeath the Legacy or

monies of him her or them so dying to the Survivors to

be equally divided between them at their respective ages of

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twenty one.� I give unto my brother Richard Noad

five shillings and to my sister Mary Hall five shillings

and I give unto Charles Freeman ten pounds, five pounds

thereof to be paid him in three months after my decease

and the other five pounds in twelve months after my decease.�

All the rest and residue of my goods and chattels not hereby

otherwise disposed of I give and bequeath unto my said

grandson Thomas Tucker.� And I hereby nominate and appoint

my friends James Gerrish of Road aforesaid Baker Joseph

Smith of Bradford in the County of Wilts Gentleman and the

above named Jonathan Miller otherwise Noad executors in trust

of this my Will to whom I give the sum of five pounds each

as a further token of my esteem for them and I hereby

direct that my said executors shall as soon as may be after

my decease collect in all my outstanding debts and sell and

dispose of my personal estate and place out such money

on Government or other good security for the several

purposes of this my Will.� And I hereby direct that

neither of my said executors shall be answerable for the

acts or misconduct of the other but each for himself

only.� And that they and each of them shall reimburse

themselves from time to time all such charges and

expenses as they or either of them shall sustain or be

put unto in the execution of the trust hereby reposed in

them� And that neither of my said executors shall be

answerable for any more monies than shall actually

come to his hands or be received by him nor for any

loss or losses that may happen by placing such money

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of such executor� And I hereby revoke all former wills and

declare this only to be my last Will and Testament.� In

witness whereof I have to this my last Will contained in

three sheets of paper to the two first sheets set my

hand and to this last my hand and seal this

nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one

thousand seven hundred and sixty.� Thos Noad.� Signed

sealed publish�d and declared by the said Thomas Noad the

testator as and for his last Will and Testament in our

presence who at his request in his presence and in the

presence of each other have set our names as witnesses

thereunto� John Wheeler.� Thos Noad.� Stephen Noad.

This Will was proved at London the twenty first

day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven

Hundred and sixty before Right Worshipful Edward Simpson

Doctor of Law Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative

Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the oath of James

Gerrish and Jonathan Miller otherwise Noad two of the

executors named in the said Will to whom administration was

granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits

Published
23 December 2023
Last Updated
10 January 2024