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Lench Family of Worcester

LENCH FAMILY OF WORCESTER

 


 

Luke Lench I (1645-1714)

of St Swithun’s Parish, Worcester

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 Luke Lench II (1674-1734) and Elinor Morris

of St Swithun’s Parish, Worcester

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 Luke Lench III (1711-1774) and Elizabeth Powick

Butcher of St Swithun’s Parish, Worcester

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Ann Lench (1746- ) and Charles Yarnold I (1751-)

Glazier of Worcester

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 Charles Yarnold II (1781-1836) and Frances or Fanny (1781-1852)

Plumber, Glazier and Painter of Worcester and Ledbury

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Ann Yarnold (Frith)

of Ledbury

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 James Henry Yarnold (1833-1912) and Frances Brown (1831-1879)

Foreman Joiner of Gloucester


LUKE LENCH I, Great VIII Grandfather of Richard Barton

(?) Son of William Lench and Jane

Husband of Mary

Father of Luke Lench II

Also Father of Jane, infant William, Mary, Hannah, infant Anne, Anne Morris, William, John, Sarah Wells and Judith Arpine

Luke Lench was a butcher of Worcester. He married before 1671 and, of their eight children, his son, Luke Lench II, became his apprentice in 1689.

[no title]  899:749/8782/27/E73/1  1689[/90]

Contents:

Indenture of apprenticeship of Luke Lench to his father, Luke Lench of Worcester City, butcher.

‘This indenture made between Luke Lench, son of Luke Lench, butcher, doth put himself apprentice to his father for seven years. 1689. November 1st. Witness Geo Patchet

Signed with the mark of Luke Lench Senior’

Luke Lench, senior, butcher, was buried on 21st September 1714.

[no title]  899:749/8782/29/F11/4  1714

 Contents:

Probate copy of the will of Luke Lench, butcher. Will dated 1712. Probate granted 1714:

W of God, 11th day of June 1712. I , Luke Lench, of the Scity (sic) and County of Worcs, butcher, being sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, wishing to mind the mortality of the body, do make and ordain this my last will and testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and commend my soul to the hand of God and my body to the earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the discretion of my executrix, that at the general resurrection, I shall receive the same again. As for my worldly goods, chattles, I give, devise, and dispose of the same, in the following manner.

I give to Mary, my loving wife, £50 of good and lawful money, to be raised and levied out of my goods and chattles.

I give to my well beloved son John Lench, the sum of £70 of good and lawful money to be raised etc. I give and bequeath to my son John, one mare and colt and also one black horse all which are now in my possession and also the bed that I lie in with all things thereunto belonging.

I give the daughter Mary Lench the sum of £48; and my feather bed whereon she lodges with the curtains and bedsteds and all things thereunto belonging.

I bequeath etc to my daughter Judith Lench £30.

I do constitute, make and ordaine my loving wife Mary Lench to be my only and sole executrix and I do disallow, revoke and disannul all and every other former testament, wills and legacies, bequests and executors by me at any beforetime named, confirming this and no other to be my last will and testament.

Whereunto ….this day and year first above written

Signed Luke Lench, senior signed, sealed, delivered

James Burford, John Need, Francis Granfield

Lease of Messuage 1716 in Baxter Street or The Shambles

Indenture between William Andrews, Parish of St Peter, John Morris of the City of Worcester, the one part and Mr Luke Lench of the said city, butcher, of the second part, do for the sum of 5/-

S99 749/8782/42/H13/1 Probate will of Mary Lench 1720:

In the Name of God Amen, I Mary Lench of the Parish of St Swithun in the City of Worcester,, widow, being of sound mind and memory, make this my last will and testament.

First – my soul to God that gave it and my body to the earth to be decently buried, in the grave of my late dear husband at the discretion of my executor and executrix herein named.

My worldly estate I give and bequeath in manner following:

Daughter Sarah Wells, £15, my Camelot gown and my black damask petticoat

My son, Luke Lench, one shilling

My daughter, Anne Morris, widow, one shilling

My daughter, Judith Arpine, one shilling

All the rest and residue of my goods, cattle, chattels, rings, plate, money and personel  estate, whatsoever and wheresoever, I give and bequeath after payment of my debts and legacies unto my loving son and daughter, John Lench and Mary Lench,, to be equally shared and divided.

And I do hereby appoint my said son and daughter, John and Mary Lench, to be the sole executor and executrixof this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills.

13th February 1718.The mark of Mary Lench signed. Sealed, sorted, published and declared…

Witness Alfd Tosley, john Wayt and John Winall.


LUKE LENCH II, Great VIII Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Luke Lench I

Husband of Elinor Morris

Father of Luke Lench II

Also Father of Mary, infant Elizabeth, Elizabeth Millington, Elinor, Jane and John

 Luke was baptised on 9th March 1674 at St Swithun’s Church Worcester. His father Luke Lench I was a butcher of Worcester and the son, Luke Lench II became his apprentice in 1689.

[no title]  899:749/8782/27/E73/1  1689[/90]

Contents:

Indenture of apprenticeship of Luke Lench to his father, Luke Lench of Worcester City, butcher.

‘This indenture made between Luke Lench, son of Luke Lench, butcher, doth put himself apprentice to his father for seven years. 1689. November 1st. Witness Geo Patchet

Signed with the mark of Luke Lench Senior’

Luke Lench married Eleanor Morris on 29th April 1700 at St Swithun’s Worcester. Eliner was buried from St Swithun’s on 13th March 1718. He was buried on 13th January 1734/5 from St Swithun’s..

[no title]  899:749/8782/29/F11/5, 899:749/8782/29/F11/6  1738

Contents:

With receipts for legacies bequeathed under the will of Luke Lench late of Worcester, St. Swithin, butcher deceased (dated 4 November 1734) to his daughters Elizabeth (now wife of Joseph Millington) and Elianor.

Whereas Luke Lench late of the Parish of St Swithun in the City of Worcester, butcher, did by his last will and testament bearing date of the 4th November 1734 unto his daughter Elizabeth Lench, the sum of fifteen pounds which legacy is now proposed and is paid to me, now, the wife of Joseph Millington, and he as well as myself do hereby acknowledge our shares to be fully satisfied, with the same, for the said legacy and for the sum of eight pounds by him borrowed, of me, the said Elizabeth before my marriage being in full of all accounts, legacies, dues and demands, by me. Witness of my hands, this 28 day June 1738. Joseph Millington, Eliz. Millington. Witness Robert Tuwey.

Whereas Luke Lench late of  St Swithun’s, butcher, did by his last will and testament bearing date of the 4th November 1734 unto his daughter Eleanor, the sum of twenty pounds, now I, the said Eleanor Lench, the daughter and legatee therein named, doth acknowledge to have had and received of and from Luke Lench, the executor therein named, the said sum of £20 in full of my said legacy,  witness my hand, this 28 day June 1738.Elner Lench. Witness Robert Tuwey.


LUKE LENCH III, Great VI Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Luke Lench II and Eleanor Morris

Husband of Elizabeth Powick

Father of Ann Yarnold

Also Father of Eleanor Coney, Thomas, William, infant Joseph, Elizabeth, Joseph,

Also Husband of Margaret Lingen

Also Father of Mary Morris, Luke and John

Luke Lench III was baptised on 4th January 1711 at St Swithun’s Church, Worcester. He was the son of Luke Lench II and his wife Elinor nee Morris.

Luke Lench III married Margaret Lingen on 28 Oct 1736 at Castlemorton, by licence (Worcestershire Marriage  Index 1701-1754).

Their children were Mary who was born 1738 and married James Morris in 1770 and John born in 1740 and later married Anne.

He first married Margaret Lingen and they had children. Margaret was buried from St Swithun’s on 11th March 1743.

Secondly he married Elizabeth Powick on 30th April 1744 at St Oswald’s Worcester, by licence.

He seems to have had apprentices including his three elder children, Luke Lench, Mary Lench and John Lench, who all began their seven years of training in 1748:

[no title]  899:749/8782/27/E73/2  1748

Contents:

Indenture of apprenticeship of Luke Lench to his father, Luke Lench of Worcester City, butcher.

Luke Lench placed himself as apprentice to his father Luke Lench of the City of Worcester, butcher for seven years. Dated1st April 1748 and signed by Luke Lench. Sealed and delivered with three strangers – Ann Gregory, Thomas Neale and Edward Walker, steward

H/12/8   Indenture of Apprenticeship of Mary Lench, 1748, to her father, Luke Lench

Mary Lench dothe put herself Apprentice to her father, Luke Lench, of the City of Worcester, butcher, to serve from the day hereto, 1st April in the 21st year of George II, 1748. X Mark of Mary Lench.

[no title]  899:749/8782/27/E73/3  1749[/50]

H/12/7   Indenture of Apprenticeship 1748:

Sealed and delivered being first duty stampt in the presence of Ann Gregory, Thos Neale and Mr Edward Walter Steward.

This Indenture witnesseth that John Lench, doth put himself apprentice to his father Luke /Lench of the City of Worcester, butcher, to learn the art etc…

1st April 21st year of reign of our Sovereign Lord George 2nd, 1748. The mark of John Lench above.

Contents:

Indenture of apprenticeship of Edward Walker to Luke Lench of Worcester City, butcher.

Edward Walker dothe put himself Apprentice to Mr Luke Lench in Worcester to serve from the day of …. Until end of 7 years.  Paid Master in consideration of sum of 10 guineas to be paid by William Angooth, butcher, and the said apprentice to have all the gastings and bladders during the 7 years. On the 15th March 1749 was agreed that Mr Luke Lench to mend his shirts and stockings during the said 7 years. X the mark of Luke Lench.

Luke Lench made his will on 13th July 1774. He was a butcher of the Parish of St Swithun in the City of Worcester. This will was proved on 21st July 1774.

Fees for attending funeral of Mr Luke Lench, St Swithun’s Church on July 14th 1774

Minister 2.6d

Clerk 1.0d

Registry 6d

Invitations 1.0d

Psalm 1.0d

Ground 3.4d

Mr Crump 2.6d for taking up seat and putting it down again

Signed 21st July 1774 received 11.10d in full

In the will he refers to his premises in the Shambles, Worcester, in the tenure and occupation of Edward Tile. He also refers to his sons John, Thomas, William and Joseph Lench. Other relatives include his daughters Ann and Eleanor Lench and a grandchild, Humphry Morris.

Will of Luke Lench:

In the Name of God Amen. I Luke Lench of the Parish of Saint Swithin in the City of Worcester Butcher being in declining state of health but of sound Mind Memory and Understanding do make this my last Will and Testament in Manner following (that is to say) After payment of my just debts and funeral expenses (and considering my eldest son and daughter are already settled and provided for in life) I give devise and bequeath unto my son John Lench the sum of two hundred and eighty pounds. To my son Thomas Lench one hundred and fifty pounds. To my son William Lench fifty pounds. To my son Joseph Lench one hundred pounds. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter Eleanor Lench the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds and to my daughter Ann Lench one hundred pounds. Also I give and bequeath to my sister Eleanor Lench the sum of five pounds and to my grandson Humphry Morris of Upton the sum of five pounds. Also I give devise and bequeath unto my son Thomas Lench All that my Messuage or Tenement situate and being in the City of Worcester aforesaid in a certain street therein called the Shambles now in the tenure or occupation of Edward Tile together with all and singular the Premises and Appurtenances situate belonging to have and to hold the same unto the said Thomas Lench his heirs and assigns for ever subject nonetheless to the payment of an annuity or clear yearly sum of three pounds unto my said daughters Ann Lench and Eleanor Lench in equal shares and proportions during their lives and the life of the longest liver of them and I do hereby charge and make chargeable the said messuage or tenement with the payment thereof and direct the first three pounds to be paid to them as aforesaid within twelve months next after my decease and all the rest and residue of my personal estate after payment of the legacies above mentioned (if any be) I give and devise the same to and equally among all my children. And I do make institute and appoint my said sons John Thomas and William Lench joint executors of this my will hereby revoking all former wills by me heretofore made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of July one thousand seven hundred and seventy four.

Luke Lench

Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Luke Lench as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who in the presence of the said testator and of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses thereto

Wm Thomson

Willm Russell

Wm Russell Junr

21st July 1774. John and Thomas Lench two of the Executors above named were sworn in common form of law (alike powers reserved for the other executor when and so forth) before me

Edward Taylor, Surrogate.’

[no title]  899:749/8782/30/F13  1778: Contents:

Worcester [St. Swithin]. Release from Charles Yarnold of Worcester City, glazier and Ann his wife, Joseph Coney of Kempsey, butcher and Eleanor his wife (Ann and Eleanor being daughters of Luke Lench of Worcester, St. Swithin, butcher deceased) to Thomas Lench of Worcester City, butcher of annuities upon property in the Shambles.


ANN YARNOLD, Great V Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of Luke Lench III and Elizabeth

Wife of Charles Yarnold I

Mother of Charles Yarnold II

 Also Mother of Ann, Charles, Joseph, Charles, Benjamin, James and Mary

Ann Lench was the daughter of Luke Lench, a butcher of Worcester and baptised on 15th June 1746 at St Swithun’s Church, Worcester. She was a beneficiary of her father’s estate in 1774.

On 29th January 1775 Ann Lench married Charles Yarnold at St Swithun’s Church Worcester by licence.

In the Marriage Register for St Swithun’s Church it states that Charles Yarnold of the Parish of St Helen, Worcester, bachelor, married Ann Lench, spinster, of this parish were married by licence. Both signed in the presence of three witnesses of whom one was a Yarnold. The officiant was a minor canon of Worcester.

The Licence:

[Obligation:

‘Know all men by these presents that we Charles Yarnold of St Helen in the City of Worcester, Glazier and Thos Lench of St Swithune in the same City Butcher are held and firmly bound to the Right Rev Brownlow Lord Bishop of Worcester in one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to the said Lord Bishop or his Attorney Executors Administrators or Assignees for the due payment whereof we bind ourselves and each of us by himself for the whole and every part thereof and the heirs executors and administrators of us and each of us firmly by these presents sealed with our seals dated the 20th day of January in the 15th yr of the reign of our sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and in the year of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and seventy five.

The condition of this obligation is such that if thereafter shall not appear any lawful let or impediment by reason of any pre-contract entered into before the twenty fifth day of March One thoudsand seven hundred and fifty four Consanguity Affinity or any other Lawful Means whatsoever but that the above bounden Charles Yarnold a Batchelor and Ann Lench a Spinster may lawfully solemnise marriage together and in the same afterwards lawfully remain and continue for Man and Wife according to the Law in that behalf provided. And moreover if there be not at this present time any Action Suit Plaint Quarrel or Demand moved or depending before any Judge Ecclesiastical or Temporal for or concerning any such lawful impediment between the said parties nor that either of them be of any other Parish or of better estate or degree than to the Judge at granting of Licence is suggested and by Charles Yarnold sworn on the day of the date hereof.

And lastly if the same marriage shall be openly solemnised in the Church or Chapel in the Licence specified between the hours appointed in the Constitutions Ecclesiastical confirmed and according to the form of the book of Common Prayer now by Law established. And if the above bound Charles Yarnold and Thos Lench do save harmless the said Lord Bishop his       surrogate and other his officers whatsoever by reason of the premises then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.

Sealed and delivered (first being stamped) in the presence of John Clifton  Notary Public.

Charles Yarnold Thomas Lench.’

Licence:

‘20th January 1775. Appeared personally Charles Yarnold of the Parish of St Helen in the City of Worcester and being sworn upon the Holy Evangelists made oath that he is of the age of Twenty one years upwards a Batchelor and intends to marry Ann Lench of the Parish of St Swithune in the same City aged twenty one years & upwards a Spinster not knowing or believing any lawful let or Imped. By reason of any Precontract, Consanguinity, Affinity or any other cause whatsoever to hinder this intended marriage and he prayed a Licence to solemnise the same in the Parish Church of St Swithune af’d in which Parish the said Charles Yarnold (surely Ann Lench!!) further made oath that she hath had her usual abode for the space of 4 weeks last past Let a Licence by made out the s’d Charles Yarnold being first sworn before me Rich’d Green Surrogate

Charles Yarnold’

[no title]  899:749/8782/30/F13  1778: Contents:

Worcester [St. Swithin]. Release from Charles Yarnold of Worcester City, glazier and Ann his wife, Joseph Coney of Kempsey, butcher and Eleanor his wife (Ann and Eleanor being daughters of Luke Lench of Worcester, St. Swithin, butcher deceased) to Thomas Lench of Worcester City, butcher of annuities upon property in the Shambles.

MY notes:

This Indenture made 1st July in the 18th year of the reign of George III – 1778 – Charles Yarnold of the City of Worcester Glazier and Ann his wife; Joseph Coney of Kempsey in the county of Worcester, butcher and  Eleanor his wife and on the third part Thomas Lench of the City of Worcester,Butcher.

….Whereas Luke Lench of the Parish of St Swithun in County of Worcester made his will dated 13th July 1774. Amongst other gifts and bequests to son Thomas – all that messuage or tenement situate in the City of Worcester in a certain street called The Shambles – to hold unto the said Thomas Lench an annuity or yearly £3 unto Luke’s daughters Ann Yarnold and Eleanor Coney in equal shares and during lives or life of the longest liver.

Charles Yarnold and Joseph Coney agreed to sell the annuity of 30 shillings each to Thomas Lench for £34 – £17 each.  All parties signed.

In 1788 and 1792 Charles was working as a glazier at 17 Leech Street, Worcester, and in 1794 at 38 Sidbury.

The eldest of the children of Charles and Ann Yarnold was Ann and she was baptised on 29th December 1775. The eldest Charles who was baptised on 3rd June 1777 and buried on 16th May 1780 followed her. Meanwhile Joseph was baptised on 16th June 1779 and the next Charles, who was baptised on 29th November 1780 and was buried a few days later on 10th December, followed him to the font after the death of his eldest brother. The third Charles Yarnold was baptised on 14th December 1781 at St Helen’s Church, Worcester.

The three youngest children were Benjamin who was baptised on 13th August 1783, James who was baptised on 18th July 1786 and was buried on 24th of that month and finally Mary who was baptised on 3rd February 1790. In conclusion the only children of Charles and Ann Yarnold who seem to have survived infancy were Ann, Joseph, Charles (1781-1836), Benjamin and Mary.

Berrow’s obituaries for 3rd September 1818 record that Mrs Yarnold, wife of Mr Yarnold, plumber and glazier of New Street, died aged seventy-three-years.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS FAMILY CONTACT: btsarnia@gmail.com

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