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Giles Family of Kington, Thornbury

THE GILES FAMILY OF KINGTON, THORNBURY

 


 

Richard Giles I (1638-1714) and Mary (1639-1718)

Gentleman of Kington, Thornbury

 

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Richard Giles II 1676-1723/4) and Ann Pullen (1691-1739c)

Gentleman of Kington, Thornbury

 

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Sarah (Anne) Giles (1714c-1788) and Thomas Barton

 

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Richard Barton and Hannah Watts

 

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William Barton I and Mary Dommett

 

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John Barton III and Sarah Perrott

 

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William Barton II and Ellen Pick

 

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 INTRODUCTORY REMARK:

 

Are the Giles related to the illustrious William Giles of Wickwar. He died on 29th September 1750, aged eighty years?

Doreen Myercough writes on 16th Dec. 2011:

‘So I was looking at a Will for Edward Thurston made in 1652 which has a codicil referring to ‘Elizabeth Addams, late wife of Richard Gyles, gent, also her four children who unfortunately aren’t named so whether or not they are Giles is not clear. It does suggest an earlier Richard as ancestor.’

Thornbury Roots: The Old Rectory:

Using the records held by Christ Church and other information found in Gloucester Archives we have managed to find the names of some of the people who have leased the Rectory.  It is not clear whether any of these people ever lived in the property.  In most cases they appear to have farmed the land and collected the tithes.  In fact some of these people are known to have sublet the tenancy to others.

Edward Thurston and Richard Giles.

A letter dated 3rd August 1640 to the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church from Edward Thurston and Richard Giles the then tenants described the property in Thornbury saying that there was what even at that date was described as “an ancient house”.

We know little about Richard Giles or Gyles.  We know that he had died by 1652.  His wife described as Elizabeth Addams and mother of four children was a beneficiary of the will of Edward Thurston


RICHARD GILES, Great VII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Husband of Mary

Father of Richard Giles II

 

Also Father of Elizabeth Cope and Sarah

 

Richard Giles I was born in about 1638 and became a gentleman of Kington, Thornbury. He married Mary and probably had three children. The youngest, Sarah, was buried in 1702 aged twenty-three years.

Bigland records Richard’s monumental inscription at Thornbury. He died on 25th December 1714 aged seventy-six years. Mary Giles, his widow, died on 23rd March 1718, aged seventy-nine years.

Their deaths had implications for their heirs and assigns and these are recorded in the Thornbury Manorial Records (D108/M50/pages 61 and 231-2).

It is possible that John Giles who married Susannah Hobbs at Tytherington on 18th August 1662 was his brother. Reference is made to a John Giles and the Adams Family in the Thornbury Manorial Records (D108/M50/pages 69 and 79)

Bigland – on a brass plate in the Chancel: ‘Here lyeth the Body of Richard Giles, of Kington, Gent. Who died the 25th of Decr. 1714, Aged 76.’

Bigland – on a gravestone in the Chancel: ‘In Memory of Mary, the Wife of Richard Giles, Senior, of Kington, Gent. Who died March 23rd. 1718, Aged 79 Years. Also here lyeth the Body of Ann, Giles, Grandaughter of the said Richard and Ann Giles, of Kington, who died on 11 day of April 1721, Aged 6 Years and 5 months’

In memory of Mary, the wife of Richard Giles, senior of Kington, Gent. who died March 23rd 1718, aged 79 years.
Also here lyeth the Body of Ann Giles, granddaughter of the said Richard and Ann Giles of Kington, who died the 11 day of April 1721, aged six Years and 5 Months.


MARY GILES, Great VII Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Wife of Richard Giles I

Mother of Richard Giles II

 

Also Mother of Elizabeth Cope and Sarah

 

Richard Giles married Mary and probably had three children; of these, the youngest, Sarah died in 1702, aged twenty-three years. Her husband was a gentleman of Kington, Thornbury. Richard died in 1714 and Mary Giles, his widow, died on 23rd March 1718, aged seventy-nine years.

Bigland – on a gravestone in the Chancel: ‘In Memory of Mary, the Wife of Richard Giles, Senior, of Kington, Gent. Who died March 23rd. 1718, Aged 79 Years. Also here lyeth the Body of Ann, Giles, Grandaughter of the said Richard and Ann Giles, of Kington, who died on 11 day of April 1721, Aged 6 Years and 5 months’


RICHARD GILES II, Great VI Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Richard Giles I and Mary

Husband of Ann Pullen

Father of Sarah Barton

 

Also Father of Richard, Mary, Henry, Ann, William Thomas and two younger sons

 

Richard Giles II was born in about 1676. He was the son of Richard Giles I and his wife Mary. His father was a gentleman of Kington in Thornbury Parish. Richard Giles II married Ann Pullen of Tytherington and they had at least seven children who were baptised between about 1675 and 1679. Richard Giles II, like his father, was described as a Gentleman of Kington. He made his will on 18th November 1723 and was buried on 21st January 1723/4, aged forty-eight years. The will refers to his wife Anne, his daughters Sarah and Mary, his sons William and Thomas Giles and his eldest son, Richard Giles. He also mentions a gold mourning ring inscribed IB.

Thornbury Manorial Records D108/m51/Pages 121-3 refer to him.

Bigland – on a brass plate in the Chancel: ‘In Memory of Richard Giles, of Kington in this Parish, Gent. who was buried Jany. The 22nd, 1723, Aged 48.’

His widow married Thomas Parker of Thornbury sometime before her mother, Mary Bromwich made her will on 8th September1732 in which she leaves – ‘Item I give to my daughter Anne Parker my Little Chest in the Kitchen Chamber’. Thomas Parker died before 2nd June 1739 when his widow is referred to as a widow.

According to the Thornbury Manorial Records (D108/M55/page 6) on 1st January 1748 Thomas and Sarah Barton surrendered land to John Collins the Elder of Eastwood, a yeoman. The piece of land in question was a customary close of meadow measuring 6 ¾ acres called Oldbury’s Leaze and 2 ¼ acres called Pool at Kington. It had been in the occupation of Richard Giles, father of Sarah Barton, and since of Ann Parker, his widow and relict, and now of Thomas Barton.

From Peter Withers:

 

‘Peter remembers some notes that he has made – based on Thornbury Manorial Records, relating to transactions in Copyhold land. I have copied an entry which may be of interest:

 D108/M53 at Gloucester Record Office 257/ 8th June 1739:

This records the death of Anne Parker widow formerly wife and relict of Richard Giles deceased formerly a customary tenant. The land is claimed by Anne Foskett widow and the only daughter of the said Richard Giles.

Her claim is based on a bequest in the will of her brother Richard Giles the son of Richard Giles. The deed does not identify where she is from.

The property is “one customary close of meadow or pasture ground called Oldburys leaze containing six and three quarter acres and one other close of meadow or pasture called the Pool containing two acres in the Tything of Kington formerly in the tenure and occupation of Richard Giles and lately of the said Anne Parker.”

Anne Foskett pays a fine of £20, is admitted tenant and does fealty.’

Anne Pullen was the daughter of William Pullen, a Clothier of Tytherington, and his wife Mary Hobbs. She was baptised on 27th May 1691 at Tytherington.

 


 

ANNE PARKER, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton (Barton)

Also Great VII Aunt (Eley)

Daughter of William Pullen and Mary (nee Hobbs)

Wife of Richard Giles II

Mother of Sarah Barton

 

Also Mother of Richard, Mary, Henry, Ann, William Thomas and two younger sons

Also Wife of Thomas Parker

Anne was the daughter of William Pullen, a Clothier of Tytherington, and his wife Mary Hobbs. She was baptised on 27th May 1691 at Tytherington. Her parents,

William and Mary Pullen had at least eight children who were baptised at Tytherington between 1676 and 1691 and I am directly descended from both their son James and his sister Anne, who married Richard Giles.

She first married Richard Giles who was born in about 1676. They had at least seven children who were baptised between about 1675 and 1679. Richard Giles II, like his father, was described as a Gentleman of Kington. He made his will on 18th November 1723 and was buried on 21st January 1723/4, aged forty-eight years. The will refers to his wife Anne, his daughters Sarah and Mary, his sons William and Thomas Giles and his eldest son, Richard Giles. He also mentions a gold mourning ring inscribed IB.

Bigland – on a brass plate in the Chancel: ‘In Memory of Richard Giles, of Kington in this Parish, Gent. who was buried Jany. The 22nd, 1723, Aged 48.’

According to the Thornbury Manorial Records (D108/M55/page 6) on 1st January 1748 Thomas and Sarah Barton surrendered land to John Collins the Elder of Eastwood, a yeoman. The piece of land in question was a customary close of meadow measuring 6 ¾ acres called Oldbury’s Leaze and 2 ¼ acres called Pool at Kington. It had been in the occupation of Richard Giles, father of Sarah Barton, and since of Ann Parker, his widow and relict, and now of Thomas Barton.

His widow, Anne, married Thomas Parker of Thornbury sometime before her mother, Mary Bromwich made her will on 8th September1732 in which she leaves – ‘Item I give to my daughter Anne Parker my Little Chest in the Kitchen Chamber’. Thomas Parker died before 2nd June 1739 when his widow is referred to as a widow.

From Peter Withers:

 

‘Peter remembers some notes that he has made – based on Thornbury Manorial Records, relating to transactions in Copyhold land. I have copied an entry which may be of interest:

 D108/M53 at Gloucester Record Office 257/ 8th June 1739:

This records the death of Anne Parker widow formerly wife and relict of Richard Giles deceased formerly a customary tenant. The land is claimed by Anne Foskett widow and the only daughter of the said Richard Giles.

Her claim is based on a bequest in the will of her brother Richard Giles the son of Richard Giles. The deed does not identify where she is from.

The property is “one customary close of meadow or pasture ground called Oldburys leaze containing six and three quarter acres and one other close of meadow or pasture called the Pool containing two acres in the Tything of Kington formerly in the tenure and occupation of Richard Giles and lately of the said Anne Parker.”

Anne Foskett pays a fine of £20, is admitted tenant and does fealty.’

The children of Richard and Ann Giles were Great VI Uncles and Aunts and cousins of Mary Shield, Great V Grandmother


SARAH (ANN) BARTON, Great V Grandmother of Richard Barton and also cousin of Mary Shield

 

Daughter of Richard Giles and Ann (nee Pullen)

Wife of Thomas Barton

Mother of Richard Barton

 

Also Mother of Nancy Cornock, Thomas, Sarah Hatheway, John, Jonathan, Joseph, Benjamin, Susannah Cox and Hettie

Also Wife of John Foskett

Also Cousin of Mary Shield, Great V Grandmother

Sarah Giles was born in about 1714. There is no baptism for Sarah Giles recorded at Thornbury but there is an entry for a ‘D. of Richard Giles’ between entries for 14th May and 24th June 1716. No reference to this baptism occurs in the Bishop’s Transcript.

 

Sarah Giles was mentioned in the will of her father, Richard Giles, dated1723. Her sister Ann died in 1721 and she seems to have used her name when she married John Foskett at Thornbury on 3rd May 1736. By June 1739 Ann Foskett, was a widow, as she became involved in a transaction in copyhold land with her mother which Ruth Withers has discovered in Thornbury Manorial Records.

‘Sarah Fosket, widow’ married Thomas Barton at Thornbury on 8th February 1740/1. He was a butcher of Thornbury and they probably had ten children including Joseph, Benjamin and Hettie who all died in infancy.

Thomas Barton was buried on 12th July 1774, aged fifty-nine years. His wife was the executrix of his will. Sarah, his widow, died at Kington on 26th July 1788, aged seventy-four years, and was buried at Thornbury on 29th July 1788.

Bigland – on a brass plate in the Chancel: ‘Sarah, Widow of Thomas Barton, and Daughter of Richard and Ann Giles, late of Kington, Gent. Who died 26 day of July 1788, Aged 74 Years.’


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