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Bethel Family of Nettleton, Wiltshire

Bethel Family of Nettleton

John Bethel (-1761) and Mary Rickards (-1765)

Yeoman of Nettleton

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Mary Bethel (1718-1762) and Walter Buckle (1713-1786)

Farmer of Nettleton

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William Buckle (1740-1824) and Betty West (1748-1823)

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Hester Buckle (1769-1829) and Isaac Noad (1762-1832) 

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 James Noad II (1796-1867) and Louisa Cook (1796-1867)

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James Noad III (1826-1887) and Sarah Byford (1823-1895)

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Arthur John Noad (1862-1938) and Ann Duffell (1866-1943)

 Florence Noad (1891-1968) and Edward Percy Barton


 

JOHN BETHEL, Great VII Grandfather of Richard Barton

Husband of Mary Rickards

Father of Mary Buckle

Also Father of Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph and John

In 1714 the Reverend Joseph Rickards, Rector of Nettleton died and his will and subsequent documentation reveal various details about John Bethell who it would seem was to become his niece’s husband. First of all we find the executors of Joseph Rickards’s will fading out of the picture. On 16th October 1714 Thomas Goddard of Castle Eaton renounced his executorship in a warm letter written to Mary Rickards and by this time Richard Humphreys, another executor, had died. Then Richard Adey and William Allway renounced their executorships in a legal document dated 25th May 1715. These resignations enabled Mary Rickards to administer her own affairs and the document was signed by them both together with the names of John Nicholls and John Bethell. This is our first reference to John Bethel and there is a clear signature and seal.

John (Jno sic) Bethel married Mary Rickards on 9th June 1715 at Nettleton in Witshire. They had at least five children who were born between 1718 and 1727 who were baptised at Nettleton.

Mary Rickards, by now his wife’s aunt by marriage, and John Bethell both signed an obligation in July 1715.

On 6th February 1717/18 Mary Rickards, widow of the Reverend Joseph Rickards, married John Nickols at Nettleton. We know that she was the widow of Joseph Rickards from her second husband’s will of 1727.

John Nicholls made his will on 21st October 1727. He was a yeoman of Nettleton and refers to land at Burton in Nettleton parish now in the possession of John Nicholls and John Bethell his tenant. This land had been granted to Joseph Rickards, the first husband of his wife, Mary.

According to the burial register Mr Nicholls was buried in the chancel of Nettleton Church in 1727 and Mrs Nicholls was buried in the chancel on 1st October 1729. These probably refer to John Nicholls and his widow Mary.

Mary Nicholls made a PCC Will on the 20th September 1729 in which she mentions John Bethell of Nettleton, yeoman, and the balance of the £77 of a debt that he owed to the estate of her husband John Nicholls. John was to pay back £50 to the estate and the residue of the debt was to be paid to his wife Mary Bethell.

On 9th April 1761 John Bethel, husbandman of Nettleton, made his will. He appointed his wife Mary as his executrix and left her his furniture, stock of cattle, implements of husbandry, money and goods. It was his intention that after her death their children would share his property. The children included John, Joseph and Sarah who were to share equally in his property after they had paid their siblings Abraham and Mary Buccle £5 each.

John Bethel may have died on 19th April 1761 (?)

On 24th November 1761 the Rector, Daniel Mills, signed a note stating that Mary Bethel because of her great age, infirmities, and present sickness was unable to be the executrix and requesting that her son be appointed.

On 27th November 1761 John Bethel, her son, was appointed as administrator of his father’s estate. Joseph Hall, a carpenter of Nettleton, and William West, blacksmith of Nettleton (Great VI Grandfather or his son William), were also named.

Mary Bethel was buried on 16th May 1765 at Nettleton but no age was given.


MARY BETHEL, Great VII Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of William Rickards

Wife of John Bethel

Mother of Mary Buckle

Also Mother of Sarah, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph and John

 Mary Rickards is first mentioned as a witness of her uncle’s will of 1707. She made her mark and was described as ‘Mary Rickards, the daughter of Wm Rickards’

In 1714 the Reverend Joseph Rickards, Rector of Nettleton died and his will of 1707 and subsequent documentation reveal various details about John Bethell who it would seem was to become his niece’s husband. First of all we find the executors of Joseph Rickards’s will fading out of the picture. On 16th October 1714 Thomas Goddard of Castle Eaton renounced his executorship in a warm letter written to Mary Rickards and by this time Richard Humphreys, another executor, had died. Then Richard Adey and William Allway renounced their executorships in a legal document dated 25th May 1715. These resignations enabled Mary Rickards to administer her own affairs and the document was signed by them both together with the names of John Nicholls and John Bethell.

Mary Rickards married John (Jno sic) Bethel on 9th June 1715 at Nettleton in Wiltshire. They had at least five children who were born between 1718 and 1727 and baptised at Nettleton.

Mary Rickards, his wife’s aunt by marriage  and John Bethell signed an obligation in July 1715.

On 6th February 1717/18 Mary Rickards, widow of the Reverend Joseph Rickards, married John Nickols at Nettleton. We know that she was the widow of Joseph Rickards from her second husband’s will of 1727. John Nicholls made his will on 21st October 1727. He was a yeoman of Nettleton and refers to land at Burton in Nettleton parish now in the possession of John Nicholls and John Bethell his tenant. This land had been granted to Joseph Rickards, the first husband of his wife, Mary.

Mary Nicholls made a PCC Will on the 20th September 1729 in which she mentions John Bethell of Nettleton, yeoman, and the balance of the £77 of a debt that he owed to the estate of her late husband John Nicholls. John was to pay back £50 to the estate and the residue of the debt was to be paid to his wife Mary Bethell.

On 9th April 1761 John Bethel, husbandman of Nettleton, made his will. He appointed his wife Mary as his executrix and left her his furniture, stock of cattle, implements of husbandry, money and goods. It was his intention that after her death their children would share his property. The children included John, Joseph and Sarah who were to share equally in his property after they had paid their siblings Abraham and Mary Buccle £5 each.

On 24th November 1761 the Rector, Daniel Mills, signed a note stating that Mary Bethel because of her great age, infirmities, and present sickness was unable to be the executrix and requesting that her son be appointed.

On 27th November 1761 John Bethel, her son, was appointed as administrator of his father’s estate. Joseph Hall, a carpenter of Nettleton, and William West, blacksmith of Nettleton (Great VI Grandfather or his son William), were also named.

Mary Bethel was buried on 16th May 1765 at Nettleton


Their children were Great VII Aunts and Uncles:

 

JOHN BETHEL, Great VII Uncle of Richard Barton

 

John was baptised on 20th July 1716 at Nettleton. He was mentioned in his father’s .will of 1761. He made his own will on 9th January 1799 and it was proved on 8th July 1800. The value of the goods and chattels was £149-7-0d and the debts and expenses came to £74-12-10d. John Bethell, senior, was described as a husbandman of Nettleton. He left his niece, Mary Buckle, the following household items: Bed, two sheets, two blankets, two bed quilts, one bedstead, one small dressing table normally standing in her bedroom; one oval table usually standing in the kitchen, two chests, two boxes, two barrels, two trundles (one large/one small), three chairs, one small brass kettle, one boiler set up. This was to pass to her within a month. All the rest was granted to the executor James Hatherell, Yeoman of Acton Turvill, for his kinswoman Susannah Bethell, daughter of his nephew Isaac Bethell, when she attained the age of twenty-years.

 

 


 

SARAH BETHEL, Great VII Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Sarah Bethel was baptised on 10th March 1721/2 at Nettleton. Sarah was mentioned in her father’s will of 1761.


ABRAHAM BETHEL, Great VII Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Abraham was baptised on 24th November 1724 at Nettleton. Abraham was mentioned in his father’s will of 1761 and left £5. Abraham Bethel married Mary Pike at Nettleton on 7th November 1749. He was probably buried on 21st June 1807 at Nettleton aged eighty-two-years.

Their children were cousins of William Buckle Great V Grandfather:

 

ABRAHAM BETHEL

Abraham Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 22nd September 1750. He may have married Mary Bennett at Nettleton on 10th October 1784 or Hannah Stagg on 30th November 1795

ISAAC BETHEL

Isaac Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 15th September 1752. He married Elizabeth West on 5th May 1787 at Nettleton and the witnesses were William Golding and Thomas Hart. Elizabeth could only make her mark.

Their children were second cousins of Hester Noad, Great IV Grandmother:

 

Sarah Bethell was born on 19th February 1792 and baptised at Nettleton on 18th March 1792.

Abraham Bethell was born on 9th May 1795 and baptised at Nettleton on 7th June 1795.

Susannah Bethell John Bethell made his will on 9th January 1799 which was proved on 8th July 1800. The value of the goods and chattels was £149-7-0d and the debts and expenses came to £74-12-10d. All the rest was granted to the executor James Hatherell, Yeoman of Acton Turvill, for his kinswoman Susannah Bethell, daughter of his nephew Isaac Bethell, when she attained the age of twenty-years.

JACOB BETHEL

Jacob Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 15th September 1752. He may have been buried at Nettleton on 31st August 1783.

JOHN BETHEL

 

John Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 21st October 1753

 

SARAH BETHEL

Sarah Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 31st July 1755

 

SARAH BETHEL

Sarah Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 19th February 1756, daughter of Abraham

 

ANN BETHEL

Ann Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 11th December 1758 and buried at Nettleton on 23rd February 1759

MARY BETHEL

Mary Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 25th March 1761.

 

 


ISAAC BETHEL, Great VII Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Isaac was baptised on 24th November 1724 at Nettleton. He was buried on 11th September 1726 at Nettleton.


JOSEPH BETHEL, Great VII Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Joseph was baptised on 4th January 1726/7 at Nettleton. Joseph was mentioned in his father’s will of 1761. Joseph married Ann and they had children. He may have been buried on 11th September 1780 at Nettleton.

On 9th August 1802 Ann Bethel of Nettleton, widow, ‘somewhat infirm but of perfect sound and disposing mind and memory’ made her will. She gave to her daughter Mary Skates £300 and all furniture, effects together with the residue went to her daughter Sarah Bethel who was also named as executrix. The witnesses were Margaret Andrews and Robert Omer. The will was proved at Chippenham and the estate was valued at under £1,000.

Their children were cousins of William Buckle, Great V Grandfather:

 

ROBERT BETHEL

Robert Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 1st January 1765 and buried there on 5th March 1769.

SARAH BETHEL

Sarah Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 16th May 1767. Sarah was a major beneficiary and executrix of her mother’s estate in 1803.

ANN BETHEL

Ann Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 3rd January 1769. On 31st September 1789, Ann, daughter of Ann Bethell, was buried at Nettlton aged twenty years.

JOSEPH BETHEL

Joseph Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 10th July 1773 and buried there on 10th August 1779.

MARY SKEATE

Mary Bethel was baptised at Nettleton on 24th April 1775. Mary married Ralph Skeate of Slaughterford by licence at Nettleton on 22nd March 1798. The witnesses were John Skeate and Elizabeth Huggins and all parties were able to sign their names. Mary received £300 from her mother’s estate in 1803.

(?) THOMAS BETHELL

 

Thomas was born in about 1764. He married Sarah and had a number of children baptised between 1787 and 1799. He was buried at Nettleton on 3rd October 1804 aged forty years.

 


MARY BUCKLE, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of John Bethel and Mary nee Rickards

Wife of Walter Buckle

Mother of William Buckle

 Also Mother of Thomas, John, Isaac, Walter, James, Joseph, Samuel, Ann, Sarah, Ann Susannah Hall, Mary and Robert

Mary Buckle was baptised on 5th November 1718 at Nettleton. Mary was mentioned in her father’s will of 1761 and left £5.

Mary Bethel married Walter Buckle at Nettleton on 11th August 1740 and they had a number of children. She was buried on 23rd June 1762 aged forty-four years.

Headstone at Nettleton: ‘In memory of Mary, wife of Walter Buckell died June 23rd 1762 aged 44 years and Walter Buckell died April 8th 1786 aged 73 years’

Footstone at Nettleton:

‘MB 1762

When she was here

She was a tender mother dear to we

But now shes gone her Christ to see

In heaven we hope we her shall find

To ease our contented mind

WB 1786

Hear my prayer O Lord and let my cry come unto thee

Hide not thy face from me in the time of my trouble’

Mary Buckle’s brother, John Bethell, made his own will on 9th January 1799 and it was proved on 8th July 1800. The value of the goods and chattels was £149-7-0d and the debts and expenses came to £74-12-10d. John Bethell, senior, was described as a husbandman of Nettleton. He left his niece, Mary Buckle, the following household items: Bed, two sheets, two blankets, two bed quilts, one bedstead, one small dressing table normally standing in her bedroom; one oval table usually standing in the kitchen, two chests, two boxes, two barrels, two trundles (one large/one small), three chairs, one small brass kettle, one boiler set up

 


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