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Luce Family of South Gloucestershire

THE LUCE FAMILY OF PUCKLECHURCH, ROCKHAMPTON AND TYTHERINGTON

With thanks to Sue Stead who carried out most of this research 


John Luce -1639

of Pucklechurch

 

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Roger Luce 1630c-1699c and Sarah -1699

of Pucklechurch

 

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Thomas Luce I 1652-1728 and Martha 1655-1682

Yeoman of Rockhampton

 

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Thomas Luce II 1680 – 1745 and Elizabeth Jones 1697-1741

Yeoman of Rockhampton

 

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John Luce 1728-1787 and Elizabeth Saunders 1729-

Farmer of Rockhampton, Oldbury-on-Severn and Alveston

 

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Sarah Luce (1763-1824) and James Shill (Shield) II (1745-1816)

Farmer of Tytherington

 

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James Shield III (1790-1875) and Mary Isaac (1797-1881)

Farmer of Barber’s Land, Tytherington

 

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Ann Shield (1837-1934) and James Eley

 

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 Ernest Edward Eley and Emily Yarnold

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JOHN  LUCE, Great IX Grandfather of Richard Barton

Father of Roger Luce

John Luce was born in Tytherington in about 1602 and died at Pucklechurch in about 1639


ROGER LUCE, Great VIII Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of John Luce I

Husband of Sarah

Father of Thomas Luce I

 

Roger Luce was born in Pucklechurch in about 1630. He married Sarah in about 1655 and died before 1699. His wife Sarah died at Rockhampton and was buried there on 24th April 1699.

Will of Sarah Luce:

I Sarah Luce in the County of Gloucester, widow, being well in health and of a sound and perfect memory, praise therefore be given unto Almighty God, I do will and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say first and primarily I commend my soul into the hands of Christ to obtain forgiveness of my sins and to inherit everlasting life. And my body commit into the earth to be devoutly buried at the discretion of my executor hereafter named, and as touching the disposition of all such temporal state as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me, I give and dispose them as followeth (vizt)

Item: I will that all my debts and funeral expenses should be paid and discharged.

Item: I give to my grandson John Luce £50 of lawful money of England, within 3 months after he shall attain 21 years.

Item: I give to my grandson Thomas Luce (as above)…

Item: I give unto my granddaughter Sarah Luce (as above)…

Item: I do appoint Samuel Whitfield of Thornbury and Thomas Collins and John Groming and Thomas Wither to be the overseers in trust to see this my will performed.

Item: All the rest and residue of my personal estate goods and chattels what soever I do give and bequeath to my son Thomas Luce who I do make my sole executor to pay all my debts etc. In witness of, I do sign, seal and publish this and renouncing all other will this 30th day of May in the 10th year of the reign of King William, now of England and in the year of Our Lord 1698.

Signed sealed and declared to be my… in the presence of …

The marks of Margaret Tomb, Eliz. Smith, Eliz. Collins, Thomas Wither

Signed Sarah Luce

Proved 16th May 1710.


THOMAS LUCE I, Great VII Grandfather of Richard Barton

Husband of Martha

Father of Thomas Luce II

 

Also Father of John and Sarah Taylor

 

Thomas Luce was born in about 1652 and married Martha. His sons John and Thomas were born in 1679 and 1680 respectively. Martha was buried at Rockhampton on 29th September 1682. Thomas Luce I was a Yeoman of Rockhampton.

Thomas was buried at Rockhampton on 24th August 1728. A monument was erected with an inscription recorded by Ralph Bigland:

Thomas Luce of this Parish, Senr. D. 24 Aug. 1728 aged 76

Thomas Luce made his will on 17th December 1727 and it was proved at London on 14th September 1728.

My transcription:

‘In the name of God Amen. I Thomas Luce of Rockhampton in the County of Gloucester yeoman being antient and infirm and sick of body but blessed be God of sound mind and memory calling to mind the frailty of this life and the certainty of death do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following Impris I give and bequeath unto my two granddaughters Sarah Luce and Martha Luce daughters of my late deceased son John Luce the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds apiece and unto their brother my grandson John Luce the sum of two hundred pounds all which legacies I will and appoint shall be paid by my executor hereinafter named within six months next after my decease unto my good friend Thomas Always of Thornbury in the said County mercer Thomas Withers of Eastwood in the parish of Thornbury aforesaid yeoman and James Withing (sp) of Wickwar in the county Gentleman or unto the survivors or survivor of them or to the executors or administrators of oath or survivor whom I do nominate and appoint trustees of this my will upon trust that they shall put and continue the said legacies at interest from time to time during the minorities of my said grandchildren respectively viz until my said grandaughters shall attain the age of eighteen years respectively and my said grandson shall attain the age of one and twenty years when I will that the said legacies shall reserverally (sp) paid to them and the interest to be in the mean time applied by my said trustees in the duration maintenance and placing forth of my said grand children in such proportions and manner as my trustees shall in their discretion think fit and if either of my said grandchildren… and as a further token of my love to my said trustees I give each one of them one guinea.

Item I give to my grandson Thomas Taylor one guinea and unto my daughter Sarah Taylor and all her now children equally between them one hundred and fifty pounds and interest due to me from Andrew Whitfield and his brother Samuel Whitfield and I forgive my said daughter the sum of six and thirty pounds she owes me by wrote of hand but I will she shall pay unto her said children respectively an equal share with her self thereof. Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter and unto my daughter-in-law my cheese press and newest cheese Cowle and all the rest of my household goods I give to and amongst my said three grandchildren Sarah, Martha and John Luce children of my late son John and unto my three grandchildren Thomas, Sarah, and Betty children of my son Thomas to be divided between them equally by my said trustees whose division shall be conclusive. Item all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate my debts legacies and funeral expenses being first paid and discharged  give and devise unto my said son Thomas his heirs executors administrators and assigns for ever and I do make my said son Thomas sole executor of this my will revoking all former wills. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of December anno domini 1727 and in the first year of King George the Second. Thomas Luce signed and sealed published and declared by the testator himself to be the last will and testament in the presence of us and all attested by in the sight and presence and at the request of the said testator Thomas (sp) the mark of Thomas Wetmore, William Longdunn.

Sue Stead’s Transcription:

Will of Thomas Luce 17th Dec 1727, proved 14th Sept 1728

In the Name of God Amen I Thomas Luce of Rockhampton in the County of Gloucester being antient and infirm and sick of body but blessed be God of sound mind and memory calling to mind the frailty of this life and the certainty of death do make publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following Imprimis I give and bequeath unto my two granddaughters Sarah Luce and Martha Luce Daughters of my late deceased son John Luce the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds apiece and unto their brother my Grandson John Luce the sum of two hundred pounds all which Legacies I will and appoint shall be paid by my executor hereinafter named within six months next after my decease unto my good friends Thomas Always of Thornbury in the said County Mercer Thomas Withers of Eastwood in the parish of Thornbury aforesaid Yeoman and James Wilkins of Wickwar in the said County Gentleman or unto the Survivors or Survivor of them or to the executors or Administrators of such survivor whom I do nominate and appoint Trustees of this my will to be upon trust that they shall put and continue the said legacies at Interest from time to time during the minoritys of my said Grandchildren respectively viz until my said Grandaughters shall attain their ages of Eighteen years respectively and my said Grandson shall attain his age of one and twenty years when I will that the said legacies shall be severally paid to them and the Interest to be in the mean time applied by my said Trustees in the Education maintenance and placeing forth of my said Grandchildren in such proportions and manner as my said Trustees shall in their discretion think fitt and if either of my said Grandaughters dye before her age of Eighteen years the Survivor of them to have the benefit thereof And in case of the death of my said Grandson before his age of one and twenty years I give the legacie to his said sisters share and share alike and my further will meaning and desire is that my said Trustees shall suffer or sustain no Loss or damage by Insufficiency or Insolvency of security or otherwise in or by means of the said Trust but that all such Loss and damage and all Costs Charges and expenses of my said Trustees with reasonable Satisfaction for their pains labour journeys attendance and trouble in the said Trust shall be wholly deducted and allowed by and out of the trust moneys foresaid and the Interest thereof and as a further token of my Love to my said trustees I give each of the one Guinea Item I give to my Grandson Thomas Taylor one Guinea and unto my daughter Sarah Taylor and all her now Children equally between them one bond debt of Fifty pounds and Interest due to me from Andrew Whittfield and his Brother Mr Samuel Whittfield and I forgive my said daughter the sum of Six and Thirty pounds she owes me by Note of hand but I will she shall pay unto her said Children respectively an equall share with her self thereof Item I give and bequeath unto my said daughter and unto my daughter in law Sarah Luce four of my Milch Cows each and to my said daughter in law my Cheese press and newest Cheese Bowle and all the rest of my household Goods I give to and amongst my said three Grandchildren Sarah Martha and John Luce Children of my said late son John and unto my three Grandchildren Thomas Sarah and Betty Children of my son Thomas to be divided between them equally by my said Trustees whose division shall be conclusive Item all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate my debts legacies and funeral expenses being first paid and discharged I give and devise unto my said son Thomas his heirs executors Administrators and Assigns for ever and I do make my said son Thomas sole executor of this my Will revoking all former wills In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the seventeenth day of December anno Domini 1727 and in the first year of King George the Second       Thomas Luce

Signed sealed published and declared by the testator himself to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us and also attested by us in the sight and presence and at the request of the said testator Thomas  W..rich the mark of Thomas Wetmore William Longduum

Proved 14 Sep 1728

Regarding the Whitefields mentioned in Thomas Luce’s will. I think that Mr Samuel Whitefield may be the incumbent at Rockhampton and his brother Andrew Whitefield may be the grandfather of George Whitefield the evangelical leader, preacher and field evangelist. I will try and check dates to see if this is possible. The names certainly fit.


Their children were Great VII Aunts and Uncles:

JOHN LUCE, Great VII Uncle of Richard Barton

John Luce was baptised on 19th June 1679 at Rockhampton. He married Sarah Watts at Dursley on 25th March 1717 and they were described as ‘foreigners’ in the register.

He was a beneficiary of his grandmother’s will of 1698. They had at least six children baptised at Thornbury between 1717 and 1725 who were all baptised at Rockhampton. John was a Yeoman of Rockhampton. He made a will and died on 16th June 1725 aged forty-six-years. His widow died on 18th February 1766 aged eighty-six-years. She was buried on 21st February and was described in the register as of ‘Eastwood’.

Extracts from the Will of John Luce of Rockhampton:

1st to my son John Luce £25 to be paid after my death in a year.

2nd to my daughter Sarah Luce £25 in a year after my death

3rd To my daughter Martha Luce £25 in a year after my death and it is my will and desire that this money should be paid to my trustees and be put to interest by them until my said children attain the aged of 21 years or be married, which first shall happen and it is my will that if either of my children should died before they attain to the age of 21 or be married, that the said legacy or legacies shall be equally divided between them that liveth.

Lastly I constitute and make my wife Sarah Luce my full and sole executrix of this my last will and testament and do give unto her all my goods and chattels, bills, bonds and debts whatsoever I shall possess, and that my said executrix all my debts and legacies and it is my desire that my brother Thomas Luce and Thomas Wither junior be my trustees to see this my will performed. Signed, sealed and delivered 10th June 1725 in the presence of us. Mark of John Luce. The marks of Ann Howett, Margaret Bird, Thomas Wither Senior

Proved 17th September 1725 Given to Sarah Luce executrix

Bigland – Rockhampton:

John Luce of this Parish D. 16 June 1725 aged 46

Sarah, his wife D. 18 Feb 1766 aged 86

Their children were cousins of John Luce, Great VI Grandfather:

JOHN LUCE

John was baptised on 7th July 1717 at Rockhampton and buried there on 25th August in that year.

THOMAS LUCE

Thomas was baptised on 20th July 1718 at Rockhampton (and buried there on 4th July 1718 (MISTAKE)).

SARAH LUCE

Sarah was baptised on 30th July 1719 at Rockhampton. She received a legacy in her grandfather’s will of 1727.

MARY LUCE

Mary was baptised on 21st August 1720 at Rockhampton and was buried there on 19th October in that year.

MARTHA (KNIGHT)

Martha was baptised on 25th December 1722 at Rockhampton. She may have married Joseph Knight on 16th April 1745 at Berkeley. She received a legacy in her grandfather’s will of 1727.

JOHN LUCE

John was baptised on 30th March 1725 at Rockhampton. He received a legacy in his grandfather’s will of 1727.

He married Sarah of Eastwood and probably had at least six children. He died at Melcombe Regis, Dorset on 21st August 1801 aged seventy-six-years

Their children were second cousins of Sarah Shield, Great IV Grandmother:

John Luce son of John and Sarah was baptised on 13th February 1746 at Thornbury

Sarah was born in about 1753 and married William Dorney on 16th April 1786. The witnesses were Martha Luce and Thomas Dorney. She died in 1843.

 

Mount Pleasant Chapel: Foundation and Early History

The Independent Chapel in Falfield is first recorded as founded and built in 1813 as Mount Pleasant Union Chapel, but little is known of its first building and early life. However there survives a Plaque, now incorporated into a garden wall at the back of the Chapel, which tells of William Dorney, founder of the Chapel:

In Memory of

WILLIAM DORNEY

who died March 23, 1839 Aged 79 Years.

The Cause of Christ at this Place was Founded

by him and at his death he left the sum of

L603 in the 3 per Cent Consols the interest of which

to be appropriated towards the support of the

Ministry of the Gospell in this Chapel.

Also of SARAH his Wife

who Died June 7, 1843, Aged 90 years

 

Thomas Luce of Eastwood, son of John Luce was born on 3rd June 1754 and buried on 20th April 1755.

Thomas Luce of Henbury was born at Eastwood on 7th July 1755 and buried at Tortworth. He married Grace Goodluck on 8th May 1786 His wife Grace was born on 26th June 1756 and died on 16th July 1818 (Ralph Bigland – Monuments at Tortworth). Their children included Daniel (-1820), Thomas (1787), Mary (1788-90), Mary (1789-), Thomas 1790-1875, Sarah (1792-1862), William (1794-1874), Elizabeth (1795-1861) and Ashfield (1797-1883)

Daniel Luce, son of John and Sarah of Eastwood was baptised on 17th October 1756 at Thornbury.

Ashfield Luce son of John and Sarah of Falfield was baptised on 27th May 1761 at Thornbury


 

SARAH TAYLOR, Great VII Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Sarah Luce was baptised at Rockhampton on 29th September 1682. Sarah was a beneficiary of her grandmother’s will of 1698. She married Taylor at Rockhampton on 23rd September 1708. She received a legacy from her father’s will of  1727.

 

Their son was a cousin of John Luce II, Great V Grandfather:

 

THOMAS TAYLOR

 

He received a legacy of one guinea in his grandfather’s will of 1727.

 

 

Bigland – Rockhampton:

 

John Luce of this Parish D. 16 June 1725 aged 46

Sarah, his wife D. 18 Feb 1766 aged 86

Thomas Luce of this Parish, Senr. D. 24 Aug. 1728 aged 76

Thomas Luce, of Hill D. 1 Sept 1764 aged 39

Esther, his wife D. 18 Nov 1798 aged 61

Thomas Luce of this Parish D. 8 Oct 1745 aged 65

Elizabeth, his wife D. 23 Decr. 1741 aged 44

Thomas Luce, late of the Parish of Hill. He was Steward to the late Sir John Fust, Bat. And his family of Hill Court, in this County D. 5 April 1790 aged 41

John Luce of Grovesend in the Parish of Olveston D. 9 April 1787 aged 59

John, his Son D. 15 Oct 1755 aged 5

 

 


THOMAS LUCE II, Great VI Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Thomas Luce I and Martha

Husband of Elizabeth Jones

Father of John Luce II

 

Also Father of Sarah Burroughs, Thomas, Bette, Elizabeth, Martha and Richard

Thomas Luce II was baptised on 19th September 1680 at at Rockhampton. He married Elizabeth Jones at Dursley on 25th April 1722 and they had at least seven children between 1723 and 1740 all of whom were baptised at Rockhampton. Thomas was a Yeoman of Rockhampton.

Thomas was executor and a major beneficiary in his father’s will of 1727. His children also received legacies – Thomas, Sarah and Betty Luce.

Elizabeth died on 23rd December 1741 aged forty-four-years and was buried at Rockhampton on 25th December. Thomas made a will and died on 8th October 1745 aged sixty-five-years. The burial at Rockhampton took place on 10th October. Thomas’s will was proved in 1747 and a monument was erected with an inscription recorded by Ralph Bigland:

Thomas Luce of this Parish D. 8 Oct 1745 aged 65

Elizabeth, his wife D. 23 Decr. 1741 aged 44

Extracts from the Will of Thomas Luce:

I Thomas Luce of Rockhampton, Yeoman, being in indifferent health and body but sound mind and memory do make, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament.

Devise my eldest son Thomas Luce and assigns all my freehold closes and estate in the Parish of Hill, otherwise Hull, in the County of Gloucester… lands … bought from William Giles…

Devise £120 to my son John

Devise £20 to my daughter Elizabeth

To be held by Trustees and to be paid with interest when 21 years or on her marriage

Thomas Wetmore of Rockhampton and Thomas Skey of Sunday’s Hill, Thornbury to be executors.

Refers to children Sarah, Elizabeth, Roger, Martha and Richard to receive equal sons of residue on 21st birthday.

In presence of Arthur Screen, George Adams, Robert Long. Signed 17th February 1744

Proved on 15th October 1747.


ELIZABETH LUCE, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton

Wife of Thomas Luce II

Mother of John Luce II

 

Also Mother of Sarah Burroughs, Thomas, Bette, Elizabeth, Martha and Richard

Thomas Luce II was baptised on 19th September 1680 at at Rockhampton. He married Elizabeth Jones at Dursley on 25th April 1722 and they had at least seven children between 1723 and 1740 all of whom were baptised at Rockhampton. Thomas was a Yeoman of Rockhampton.

Elizabeth died on 23rd December 1741 aged forty-four-years and was buried at Rockhampton on 25th December. A monument was erected with an inscription recorded by Ralph Bigland:

Thomas Luce of this Parish D. 8 Oct 1745 aged 65

Elizabeth, his wife D. 23 Decr. 1741 aged 44

(An Elizabeth Jones was baptised at Westbury-on-Trym on 4th August 1700)


Their children were Great VI Aunts and Uncles:

SARAH BURROUGHS, Great VI Aunt of Richard Barton

Sarah Luce was baptised on 16th April 1723 at Rockhampton. She married William Burroughs on 11th August 1746 at Rockhampton and was buried there on 5th April 1749. William Burroughs, son of James and Mary, was baptised on 30th April 1720 at Rockhampton. She received a legacy from her grandfather’s will of 1727.


THOMAS LUCE, Great VI Uncle of Richard Barton

Thomas Luce of Hill was baptised on 22nd June 1725 at Rockhampton. He received a legacy in his grandfather’s will of 1727. He was also to receive lands bought by his father at Hill which he has purchased from William Giles. He married Hester Laurence, the daughter of Thomas Lawrence (1684-1764), on 6th May 1747 at Rockhampton. He died on 1st September 1764 at Hill aged thirty-nine-years and was buried at Rockhampton on 4th September. Esther or Hester died on 18th November 1798 aged sixty-one-years (?) and was buried on 28th November. There is a monumental inscription at Rockhampton, recorded by Ralph Bigland:

Thomas Luce, of Hill D. 1 Sept 1764 aged 39

Esther, his wife D. 18 Nov 1798 aged 61

 

Their children were cousins of Sarah Shield, Great IV Grandmother:

ELIZABETH LUCE

WILLIAM LUCE

THOMAS LUCE

Thomas Luce was born in about 1749. He was the Steward of Hill Court. He married Hester Curtis at Hill on 13th February 1781 at Hill. On 5th April 1790 Thomas died aged forty-one-years and was buried at Rockhampton on 8th April. His widow married John Box in 1793. There is a monumental inscription at Rockhampton, recorded by Ralph Bigland:

Thomas Luce, late of the Parish of Hill. He was Steward to the late Sir John Fust, Bat. And his family of Hill Court, in this County D. 5 April 1790 aged 41

LAWRENCE LUCE

Lawrence was baptised on 21st March 1751 at Rockhampton. He married Elizabeth Neale at Berkeley on 20th November 1775. She was the daughter of William Neale (1728-1789) and Jane (1728-1793) and she was baptised at Berkeley on 27th August 1753. Elizabeth Luce of Berkeley, the wife of Lawrence Luce, died on 6th January was buried on 8th January 1779 and his son Thomas in 1783.

Lawrence then married Mary Smith at Bedminster on 29th October 1781. Lawrence was described as a Victualler, Parook (peruke) Maker and in 1793 as a barber. Lawrence died and was buried on 21st January 1829 at Berkeley. Mary was buried at Berkeley on 4th March 1838.

Their children were second cousins of James Shield III, Great III Grandfather:

Thomas Luce was buried on 21st December 1783 at Berkeley, the son of Lawrence Luce, parook maker.

Thomas Luce was baptised on 15th November 1784 at Berkeley. He married Ann Long at St Mary de Lode, Gloucester. He was a blacksmith. Their children included Thomas (1810), Thomas (1811-12), Mary Anne (1813-), Elizabeth (1815-1898), Thomas (1817-) and Ann Luce (1819-)

JOHN LUCE

John Luce was baptised on 4th March 1755 at Rockhampton

HESTER LUCE

Hester, daughter of Thomas and Hester Luce, was buried at Rockhampton on 29th May 1763


BETTE LUCE, Infant Great VI Aunt of Richard Barton

Bette was baptised at Rockhampton on 24th January 1727 and buried during January 1728. She was to receive a legacy from her grandfather’s estate in 1727.


ELIZABETH TROTMAN, Great VI Aunt of Richard Barton

Elizabeth Luce was baptised on 10th March 1731 at Rockhampton. She was to receive £20 in her father’s will of 1744. She married William Trotman at Rockhampton on 14th May 1747. William Trotman was the son of William Trotman and his wife Susannah Whitfield and he was baptised at Rockhampton on 5th November 1714.

Their children were cousins of Sarah Shield, Great IV Grandmother:

SUSANNAH TROTMAN

Susannah was baptised on 12th August 1750 at Rockhampton and was buried there on 6th April 1751.

SUSANNAH TROTMAN

Susannah was baptised on 24th October 1751 at Rockhampton

WILLIAM TROTMAN

William was baptised on 17th June 1753 at Rockhampton

THOMAS TROTMAN

Thomas was baptised on 14th August 1755 at Rockhampton

SAMUEL TROTMAN

Samuel was baptised on 29th December 1757 at Rockhampton

ELIZABETH TROTMAN

Elizabeth was baptised on 1st July1759 at Rockhampton

JOHN TROTMAN

John was baptised on 29th June 1760 at Rockhampton

ELIZABETH TROTMAN

Elizabeth was baptised on 4th October 1761 at Rockhampton

KEZIA TROTMAN

Kezia was baptised on 15th July 1764 at Rockhampton


ROGER LUCE, Great VI Uncle of Richard Barton

He was referred to in his father’s will of 1744


MARTHA TANNER, Great VI Aunt of Richard Barton

Martha Luce was baptised on 8th May 1737 at Rockhampton. She was a beneficiary of her father’s will of 1744. She married Thomas Tanner (1737-1822) at Cromhall on 20th September 1757. He was baptised at Cromhall on 27th June 1737.

Their children were second cousins of Sarah Shield, Great IV Grandmother:

WILLIAM TANNER

William was baptised on 29th November 1758 at Cromhall

MARK TANNER

Mark was baptised on 16th November 1760 at Cromhall

THOMAS TANNER

Thomas was baptised on 19th May 1763 at Cromhall

GEORGE TANNER

George was baptised on 28th February 1767 at Cromhall

ELIZABETH TANNER

Elizabeth was baptised on 28th February 1767 at Cromhall

ABRAHAM TANNER

Abraham was baptised on 4th April 1779 at Cromhall. He married Elizabeth Daniell at Stone on 4th March 1805 and he was buried at Stone on 27th March 1854. Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Daniell (1739-1829) and Lucretia Mills (-1809) and she was baptised on 24th March 1776 at Stone.


RICHARD LUCE, Great VI Uncle of Richard Barton

Richard Luce was baptised on 14th February 1740. He was a beneficiary of his father’s will of 1744. On 24th February 1762 at Thornbury he married Sarah the daughter of John Groves, a butcher, and Anne Cossham, his wife. The witnesses were Thomas Child and Andrew Whitfield. The Luces had at least seven children who were baptised at Thornbury. Anne Cossham her mother was baptised at Thornbury on 18th April 1704, the daughter of Charles Cossham (1670-1721). Richard was described in 1765 and 1783 as a barber. Richard Luce was buried on 27th December 1786 aged forty-seven-years and his widow, Sarah Luce, was buried on 14th March 1790 aged forty-nine-years.

See Thornbury Roots Dec 2011, 22 High Street, Thornbury

Their children were cousins of Sarah Shield, Great IV Grandmother:

JOHN LUCE

John Luce their first child was born on 12th September 1762 and baptised on 6th October 1762 at Thornbury. He was buried at Thornbury on 12th September 1784 exactly twenty-two-years-old.

AMELIA LUCE

Amelia their second child was baptised on 10th January 1765 at Thornbury and baptised there on 13th February.

GEORGE LUCE

George their third child was born on 31st May 1767 and baptised on 16th June 1767 at Thornbury. He married Mary Dyer at Olveston on 1st August 1799.  He died on 7th November 1823 and was buried on 12th November at Thornbury. Mary died on 12th February 1868 and was buried at Thornbury.

See Thornbury Roots, Dec 2011, 22 High Street, Thornbury

Their children were second cousins of James Shield III, Great III Grandfather:

Sarah Luce was buried at Thornbury on 28th July 1815 aged fifteen years.

Ann Luce died on 17th March 1823 at Thornbury aged twenty years

John Luce was born in July 1806 at Thornbury and died on 9th November 1807 aged one year.

Harriett Mawley died on 14th May 1885 aged seventy-five-years.

See Thornbury Roots, Dec 2011, 22 High Street, Thornbury

See Thornbury Roots, 1 and 1a Silver Street, Thornbury

ROGER LUCE

Roger Luce, their fourth child, was born at Oldbury on 24th January 1770 and baptised there on 14th February 1770. He was buried on 21st February 1770 at Thornbury.

ANNE LUCE

Anne Luce, their fifth child was born at Oldbury in January 1771 and baptised on 22nd February 1771 at Thornbury.

ROGER LUCE

 Roger Luce, three-year-old son of Richard and Sarah of Thornbury, was buried on 12th February 1777 at Thornbury.

WILLIAM LUCE

William Luce was born on 7th March 1778 at Oldbury and baptised on 11th April 1778 at Thornbury suffering from convulsions. He was buried on 16th March 1779 at Thornbury.

WILLIAM LUCE

William was baptised on 29th January 1783 at Thornbury

Bigland – Rockhampton:

John Luce of this Parish D. 16 June 1725 aged 46

Sarah, his wife D. 18 Feb 1766 aged 86

Thomas Luce of this Parish, Senr. D. 24 Aug. 1728 aged 76

Thomas Luce, of Hill D. 1 Sept 1764 aged 39

Esther, his wife D. 18 Nov 1798 aged 61

Thomas Luce of this Parish D. 8 Oct 1745 aged 65

Elizabeth, his wife D. 23 Decr. 1741 aged 44

Thomas Luce, late of the Parish of Hill. He was Steward to the late Sir John Fust, Bat. And his family of Hill Court, in this County D. 5 April 1790 aged 41

John Luce of Grovesend in the Parish of Olveston D. 9 April 1787 aged 59

John, his Son D. 15 Oct 1755 aged 5

 


JOHN LUCE II, Great V Grandfather of Richard Barton

Son of Thomas Luce II and Elizabeth

Husband of Elizabeth Saunders

Father of Sarah Shield

 

Also Father of Betty, Martha, John, Susannah, Thomas, Celia, John, Hester, John, William

 

John Luce II was baptised at Rockhampton on 5th November 1728. He married Elizabeth Saunders, the daughter of William Saunders of Oldbury-on-Severn, who was baptised on 13th February 1729/30 at Berkeley. The wedding took place on 13th October 1750 at All Saints Bristol by licence – the bride in her own parish and the groom from Rockington (sic). The couple had at least eleven children.

 In 1752 they were in Thornbury parish but by 1767 John Luce was a Yeoman of Oldbury-on-Severn. In 1770 he was described as a Farmer of Alveston and on his tombstone as of Grovesend, Olveston – presumably a mistake as Grovesend was in Alveston Parish.

John Luce II died on 9th April 1787 aged fifty-nine-years.

Bigland – Rockhampton:

John Luce of Grovesend in the Parish of Olveston D. 9 April 1787 aged 59

John, his Son D. 15 Oct 1755 aged 5

Grovesend in the National Archives:

John Harwood alias Horwood, a prosperous yeoman, purchased Grovesend Farm in Alveston and Thornbury in 1701-1704. He also owned property in the town of Thornbury and acquired a farm at Ingst, Olveston, and other lands in the same parish. He died in 1758, aged 82, and is buried at Tytherington.
His only son Edward, of Frampton Cotterell, tanner, married (by Quaker ceremony) Hester, daughter and heiress of Samuel Tyler, of Frampton Cotterell, tanner, and widow of William Boye, yeoman, of the same parish. Through this marriage the Harwood family acquired Bury Hill Farm, Mangotsfield. Edward died c.1742.
Boye family papers among the Harwood records, including letters containing accounts of the persecution suffered by Quakers, were examined by the B.R.A. in 1950 and may have been deposited at Friends’ House. The births of Edward and Samuel, sons of Edward and Hester Harwood, were registered at Frenchay Meeting. Hester Harwood was buried there as were several other members of the family (see pedigree). The Harwoods are yet another instance of a Quaker family who successfully developed a business (as tanners and leather factors) and then became associated with banking in the 19th century. Unfortunately, this collection does not include records of their business and banking activities.
Edward Harwood (1739-1806), son of Edward and Hester, purchased a house and premises at Barton Hill, Bristol, c.1780, from which he and his son Samuel (1777-1829) carried on the business, but they also added to their landed estates. Tanner’s Farm, Frampton Cotterell, was purchased, and Edward added to Grovesend Farm. He also acquired a farm at Luckington, Wilts., which was devised to him by his half-brother John Boye, Hester’s son by her first marriage.


ELIZABETH LUCE, Great V Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of William Saunders and Elizabeth (nee Warren or Worand)

Wife of John Luce II

Mother of Sarah Shield

 

Also Mother of Betty, Martha, John, Susannah, Thomas, Celia, John, Hester, John, William

Elizabeth Saunders was the daughter of William Saunders, a labourer (elsewhere Yeoman), of Oldbury-on-Severn, and she was baptised on 13th February 1729/30 at Berkeley and at the time the family was living at Bevington. Her father had married Elizabeth Worand or Warren at Berkeley on 13th June 1726.

In 1727 Elizabeth’s sister Mary was also born at Bevington and was baptised on 3rd September 1727 at Berkeley. Later Mary was to marry Charles Neale of Awre at Berkeley on 29th January 1743.

Elizabeth Saunders married John Luce of Rockhampton and the wedding ceremony took place took place on 13th October 1750 at All Saints Bristol by licence – the bride in her own parish and the groom from Rockington (sic). The couple had at least eleven children. In 1752 they were in Thornbury parish but by 1767 John Luce was a Yeoman of Oldbury-on-Severn. In 1770 he was described as a Farmer of Alveston and on his tombstone as ‘of Grovesend, Olveston’.

John Luce II died on 9th April 1787 aged fifty-nine-years.


Their children were Great V Aunts and Uncles:

BETTY LUCE, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Betty was baptised on 1st January 1752 at Rockhampton. At the time the family was living at Thornbury.


BETTY ILES, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Betty was born at Oldbury and baptised on 22nd March 1752 at Rockhampton. She married Joseph Iles at Alveston on 11th November 1771.


MARTHA WALKER, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Martha was baptised on 4th May 1753 at Thornbury. She married Hezekiah Hollister on 11th November 1771 at Alveston and had two children. He died and on 5th December 1775 she married Joseph Walker at Thornbury and had seven more children. Joseph was baptised at Thornbury on 2nd March 1753 and was buried on 7th February 1812 at Thornbury. He was a butcher. Martha was buried on 22nd January 1829 at Thornbury.

The children of Martha and Hezekiah were cousins of James Shield III, Great III Grandfather:

 

HANNAH ALWAY

 

Hannah Hollister was baptised on 29th February 1772 at Thornbury. She married William Alway (1774-1818), son of Robert Alway (1733-1792) and his wife Ann nee Rodway (1730-1799). William was from Tytherington and was born there on 18th February 1774 and baptised there on 27th March 1774 and had a son Robert. William died in 1818 at Tytherington.

Their son was a second cousin of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

Robert Alway was born on 17th April1808 and died in 1890 at Thornbury.

WILLIAM HOLLISTER

 

William Hollister was born at Crossways, Thornbury and baptised at Thornbury on 29th December 1773.

The children of Martha and Joseph were cousins of James Shield III, Great III Grandfather:

 

JOSEPH WALKER

 

Joseph was baptised on 9th September 1766 and buried on 8th March 1779 aged three years. Both events took place in Thornbury.

JOHN WALKER

 

John was born on 23rd September 1778 at Thornbury and baptised on 21st October.

URSULA WALKER

 

Ursula, a twin, was born on 2nd March 1780 at Thornbury, baptised on 9th July and buried on 21st July 1780 at Thornbury.

UNITY WALKER

 

Unity, a twin, was born on 2nd March 1780 at Thornbury and baptised on 9th July 1780 at Thornbury

URSULA WALKER

 

Ursula was baptised at Thornbury on 22nd January 1783.

HARRIOT WALKER

 

Harriot was born at Thornbury on 11th December 1784 and baptised there on 13th January 1788 aged three years.

ESTHER WALKER

 

Esther was born on 2nd March 1788 at Thornbury and baptised there on 18th May 1788.


THOMAS LUCE, Infant Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Thomas was born at Oldbury-on-Severn in about 1754 and buried at Rockhampton on 20th April 1755 aged one year.


JOHN HEXTON LUCE, Infant Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

John Hexton Luce of Oldbury-on-Severn was baptised on 14th May 1755 at Thornbury. He died on 5th October at Oldbury and was buried at Rockhampton on 9th October 1759. Ralph Bigland records the following inscription at Rockhampton:

Bigland – Rockhampton:

John Luce of Grovesend in the Parish of Olveston D. 9 April 1787 aged 59

John, his Son D. 15 Oct 1755 aged 5


SUSANNAH LUCE, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Susannah was born at Oldbury-on-Severn and baptised on 4th February 1757 at Thornbury.


THOMAS LUCE, Infant Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

Thomas son of John and Elizabeth Luce of Oldbury was baptised and buried at Rockhampton on 18th October 1759 at Rockhampton.


CELIA LUCE, Infant Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Celia daughter of John and Elizabeth was baptised and buried on 21st October 1759 at Rockhampton


CELIA LONGMAN, Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Celia was born at Oldbury on 27th November 1760 and baptised on 14th December 1760 at Thornbury. She married William Longman at Alveston on 6th February 1781.


JOHN LUCE, Infant Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

John Luce was born at Oldbury in 1765 and buried at Rockhampton on 9th March 1766.


 

HESTER THOMAS, Twin Great V Aunt of Richard Barton

 

Hester Luce and her brother John were born on 22nd February 1767 (Jan?). They were baptised at Thornbury on 17th March 1767 (Feb?) at Thornbury and Hester was described as the ninth child of John and Elizabeth. She married George Thomas at Thornbury on 7th March 1799. She died at Whitfield, Thornbury, and was buried on 15th September 1829 at Thornbury. George Thomas was born in Moreton on 25th January 1765 and was baptised at Thornbury on 23rd April 1767. He was a yeoman.

Their children were cousins of James Shield III, Great III Grandfather:

 

ANNE LUCE

Anne Luce was baptised on 29th March 1795 at Thornbury and buried there on 26th March 1797.

ANNE LUCE

 

Anne was baptised on 30th April 1797 at Thornbury

URSULA THOMAS

 

Ursula was born on 21st September 1800 and baptised at Thornbury on 19th October 1800.

GEORGE THOMAS

 

George was baptised on 9th January 1803 at Thornbury and buried there on 8th December 1803.

GEORGE THOMAS

 

George was born on 24th August 1804 and baptised at Thornbury on 23rd September 1804.

THOMAS LUCE THOMAS

 

Thomas was born on 13th March 1806 and baptised at Thornbury on 6th April 1806. He married Harriett Cook (1816-1876), the daughter of William and Mary Cook. She was baptised at Thornbury on 28th January 1816. Thomas worked as a labourer and died in Chepstow in 1880, fou years after the death of his wife there.

HANNAH THOMAS

 

Hannah was born on 9th September 1808 at Thornbury and baptised on the 9th October there.


JOHN LUCE, Twin Great V Uncle  of Richard Barton

 

John Luce and his sister Hester were born at Oldbury on 22nd February 1767. They were baptised at Thornbury on 17th March 1767 at Thornbury and John was described as the tenth child of John and Elizabeth. He was buried at Thornbury on 5th November 1837 aged seventy years.


 

 

WILLIAM LUCE, Great V Uncle of Richard Barton

 

William Luce was born in July 1770 and baptised on 14th September 1770 at Thornbury and was described as the eleventh child and fifth son of John and Elizabeth Luce. He married Ann Always at Tytherington on 24th December 1792. She was the daughter of Robert Alway and his wife Ann nee Rodway and was born on 25th January 1772 and baptised at Tytherington on 4th February 1772. Ann died on 21st December 1834 at Woolaston.

In the 1841 census return seventy-year-old William Luce was living with the family of John Iles a seventy-year-old butcher of Grovesend, Thornbury.

William was buried at Thornbury on 29th March 1851.

Their children were cousins of James Shield III, Great III Grandfather:

 

ANN ALWAY COOK

 

Ann Alway Luce was born at Grovesend, Alveston, and baptised at Tytherington on 8th September 1793. She married James Cook at St Philip and St Jacob, Bristol on 27th October 1810. James was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge on 7th October 1792. He was a farmer and labourer and was buried at Thornbury on 4th April 1851.

ELIZABETH LUCE

 

Elizabeth was born at Grovesend, Alveston, and baptised at Tytherington on 26th September 1795.

WILLIAM LUCE

 

William Luce was baptised at Alveston on 9th June 1796

JEMIMA LUCE

 

Jemima was born at Grovesend, Alveston, and baptised at Tytherington on 8th March 1797

WILLIAM LUCE

 

William Luce was born at Alveston and baptised on 30th September 1798 at Tytherington.

 

In the 1851 census a William Luce, aged fifty-three-years and born in Alveston was living at Alvington and working as an agricultural labourer. He and his seventy-year-old wife, Elizabeth, were lodging with William Butcher, another labourer. Elizabeth was born in Thornbury.

Elizabeth died in Chepstow in about 1865 aged eighty-five-years. William died in 1873 at Chepstow, aged seventy-five-years. He worked as an innkeeper and as an agricultural labourer.

 

 

JOHN LUCE

 

John Luce was baptised on 29th March 1807.

See Thornbury Roots: 1 and 1A Silver Street, Thornbury

 

See Thornbury Roots: 17 St John’s Street

 

SUSANNAH BIDDLE

 

Susannah was born on 6th February 1800 at Grovesend, Alveston. She was baptised on 3rd April 1801 at Tytherington. On 24th April 1823 she married Ernest Biddle at Alveston. Susannah died on 25th April 1867 and was buried at Thornbury on 28th April 1867.

Ernest Biddle was born at Thornbury on 28th September 1793 and baptised there on 27th October. He died on 18th December 1873 and was buried at Thornbury on 22nd December. He was at different times a Farmer, agricultural labourer and brickyard labourer.

Their child was a second cousin of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

Elizabeth James was baptised at Oldbury on 26th August 1827. She married William James (1831-) at Thornbury on 6th April 1851 and she died in Cardiff . William was baptised at Thornbury on 25th September 1831 and was a labourer and bricklayer. Their children were Ellen James (1864-1948) who married Edward English and Elizabeth James (1873-1956) who married John Courtenay

Emma Facey was born in about 1835. She married Edwin Henry Facey at Thornbury on 13th February 1838.

JOB LUCE

 

Job Luce was born at Grovesend, Alveston and baptised at Tytherington on 4th May 1802. He married Charlotte Iveson at Clifton on 24th July 1823. Charlotte died at Grovesend and was buried at Tytherington on 2nd May 1833. On 4th October 1834 he married Elizabeth Bryant at St Mary, Redcliffe, Bristol. Elizabeth was born in about 1812 at Compton. In 1841 Job Luce was a thirty-five-year-old farmer of Grovesend, Alveston. His wife Elizabeth was twenty-five-years-old. The children included Henry aged fifteen, Emmeline aged fifteen, Lancelot aged twelve, Charles aged eleven, Charlotte aged nine, Robert aged six, Frances aged four, Jonathan aged three and Edward aged one.

In 1851 the family was at Grovesend Farm. Job was described as a Farmer of 160 acres employing two men. He was aged forty-eight-years and born in Alveston. Elizabeth was aged thirty-eight-years and born at Comton (sic). Children at home included Lancelot aged twenty-two-years, a farmer’s son; Forbes aged twenty, a farmer’s son; Charlotte aged sixteen, a farmer’s daughter; Robert aged fifteen, a farmer’s son; Frances aged fourteen; Edward aged ten years; Rebeca (sic) aged four years and Mary aged four months. All the children were born in Alveston. Ellen Mann was their sixteen-year-old house servant and she was born at Thornbury.

Job was described as a farmer in a trade directory of 1856 and also as a yeoman and he died before 1861. In referring to Grovesend Farm in that census in the description of the enumeration district we find ‘to the termination of the parish near the residence of the late Job Luce farmer Grovesend’. In that census return Elizabeth was described as a forty-seven-year-old widowed Farmer of  200 acres employing three men and born at Comton (sic). Her children at home included Charlotte her ‘daughter-in-law’ aged twenty-seven, unmarried, a farmer’s daughter; Frances Elizabeth unmarried Farmer’s daughter aged twenty-three-years; Edward, a twenty-year-old unmarried farmer’s son described as manager; Daniel Bryant Luce aged nineteen, a farmer’s son and Ellen aged eight, a farmer’s daughter. All the children were born in Alveston. Her servant was William Isles a twelve-year-old farm servant from Wickwar. Visitors included twenty-seven-year-old Julia Whitney Comes and six-year-old Gertrude Harding who were both born in Cotham.

In 1871 Elizabeth Luce was farming Grovesend Farm which consisted of 150 acres and she employed six labourers and one boy. She was fifty-eight-years-old and born at Compton. With her was her step-daughter Charlotte, aged thirty-eight-years and Rebecca Robertson her twenty-four-year-old married daughter – both were born in Alveston. Her household included Thomas Sainsbury the Farm Bailiff; a general domestic servant, two agricultural labourers and a boarder.

In 1881 Elizabeth was living at Abby, Alveston. She was described as a retired farmer’s wife, aged sixty-seven-years, a widow, born in Compton. With her was her daughter Ellen her unmarried twenty-seven-year-old daughter who was born in Grovesend and acting as housekeeper. Thomas Simmond was their servant.

Elizabeth died during the third quarter of 1886 in Thornbury Registration District.

The children of Job and Charlotte were second cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

Emmeline Luce was born in about 1824 and was home for the 1841 census.

Henry Job Luce was born at Alveston and baptised at Alveston on 5th September 1824

Lancelot Iveson Luce was born at Alveston and on 5th October 1828 baptised there. He was at home for the 1841 and 1851 censuses.

Charles Forbs Luce was born at Alveston and on 3rd June 1830 baptised there. He was at home for the 1841 and 1851 censuses.

Charlotte Luce was born at Alveston and on 23rd May 1832 baptised there. She was at home for all the census returns from 1841 until 1871.

 

The children of Job and Elizabeth were second cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

Robert Luce was born in about 1835 at Alveston. He was baptised there on 3rd May 1838 aged three years. He was at home for the 1841 and 1851 censuses. He worked as an innkeeper and farmer. His wife Hannah was born in Tewkesbury.

Frances Elizabeth Gibbs was born at Alveston and on 23rd October 1836 baptised there. Frances was at home for the 1841 and 1851 censuses. She married a Farmer, Jonathan Gibbs, who had been baptised at Westerleigh on 27th September 1825, the son of Joseph Gibbs (1789-1866) and Anna Maria Tuck (1796-1864). Jonathan died in about 1875 aged fifty years.

Jonathan Luce was born at Alveston and then baptised there on 20th May 1838. He was at home for the 1841 census.

Edward Luce was born at Alveston and baptised there on 7th June 1840. He was at home for the 1841 to 1861 censuses. In the last he was described as farm manager. He was a farmer and married Sarah Ann (1844-3rd September 1919). In the 1871 census he was described as an innkeeper and auctioneer of Beaufort Arms, High Street, Thornbury. His wife was Sarah Ann aged twenty-six-years. Their children included Nimrod Robert Luce; Lena Emily Fran Luce; Percy Luce – all born in Thornbury. In 1881 he was described as an Auctioneer and as farming 184 acres at Grovesend Farm, Alveston, and employing six labourers. This return includes further children Henry E. Luce and John E. Luce. In 1891 Edward was an Auctioneer, Valuer and Farmer of Grovesend Farm, Alveston. In 1901 Edward was a sixty-year-old Farmer and Auctioneer of Grovesend and his wife and children Lena and Percy were all at home. By now Percy was a thirty-year-old auctioneer.  Edward Luce died on 20th September 1907 and was buried at Thornbury Cemetery.

In loving memory of EDWARD LUCE of Grovesend Farm who passed peacefully away 20th September 1907 aged 66 years.  Not gone from memory.  Not gone from love.  But gone to his Father’s home above.  Also SARAH ANN wife of the above who died 3rd September 1919 aged 75.  Her end was peace.

See Thornbury Roots: 9 The Plain

GEORGE LUCE

 

George Luce was born at Grovesend, Alveston and baptised at Tytherington on 29th January 1805. He married Ellen James (1821-) of Woolaston, daughter of Thomas and Jane James at Chepstow in 1841 and died in 1877. He was an agricultural labourer.

JOHN LUCE

 

John was born at Grovesend, Alveston and baptised at Tytherington on 29th March 1807. He married Ellen Saniger at St James, Bristol, on 24th October 1829. John worked as a butcher and labourer. He died at Thornbury on 4th January 1884 and was buried there on 7th January. Ellen, his wife, was the daughter of William Saniger and Mary nee Neale. She was born at Thornbury on 22nd   July 1812 and baptised there on 2nd September 1812. She died on 28th April 1882 at Thornbury and was buried there on 2nd May.

Thornbury Cemetery:

 

In loving memory of JOHN LUCE of this Town who died January 4 1884 aged 79 years.  Also of ELLEN wife who died 28 April 1882 aged 69 years.  Also of HARRIETT their daughter died 9 May 1848 aged 5 years.  Also of ROBERT their son who died November 13th 1854 in the camp before Sabastopol aged 23 years.  He was with 7th Royal Fusiliers under Sir G. Brown at battles of the Alma & Inkerman and also siege of Sabastopol for which honours were received.  Also of JANE their daughter who died March 25th 1895 aged 57 years.  Also of JOB their son who died February 15th 1899 aged 62 years.

See Thornbury Roots 12 Pullins Green

Their children were second cousins of Anne Eley, Great II Grandmother:

 

George Luce was born at Moreton and baptised on 29th January 1834 at Thornbury

Robert Luce was born at Thornbury and baptised on 27th January 1834 at Thornbury. He died at Sebastopol on 13th November 1854 aged twenty years.

In loving memory of JOHN LUCE of this Town who died January 4 1884 aged 79 years.  Also of ELLEN wife who died 28 April 1882 aged 69 years.  Also of HARRIETT their daughter died 9 May 1848 aged 5 years.  Also of ROBERT their son who died November 13th 1854 in the camp before Sabastopol aged 23 years.  He was with 7th Royal Fusiliers under Sir G. Brown at battles of the Alma & Inkerman and also siege of Sabastopol for which honours were received.  Also of JANE their daughter who died March 25th 1895 aged 57 years.  Also of JOB their son who died February 15th 1899 aged 62 years.

Job Luce was born at Moreton and baptised on 26th June 1836. He died on 15th February 1899 and was buried at Thornbury.

John Luce was born in about 1839 and worked as a blacksmith. He married Mary-Ann (1844-7th November 1921) and was buried at Thornbury having died on 2nd August 1911 aged seventy-two-years.

In loving memory of JOHN LUCE who died August 2nd 1911 aged 70 years.  At Rest.  Also MARY ANN his wife who died November 7th 1921 aged 77 years.  Peace, Perfect Peace

Jane Luce was born in Thornbury and baptised there on 29th December 1839. She was a dressmaker and died aged fifty-six-years on 25th March 1895 and was buried in Thornbury.

Harriett Luce was born in 1843 and died on 9th May 1848 aged five years. She was buried in Thornbury.

SARAH LUCE

 

Sarah was born at Grovesend, Alveston, and baptised at Tytherington on 29th October 1812.

ROBERT LUCE

 

Robert Luce was born at Grovesend, Alveston, and baptised at Tytherington on 29th October 1812 . He married Alicia (1810-) who had been born in Woollaston, and he eventually died in Chepstow in 1891.

 

MARY LUCE

 

Mary was born at Grovesend, Alveston, and baptised at Tytherington on 29th October 1812.

 

  

Bigland – Rockhampton:

John Luce of this Parish D. 16 June 1725 aged 46

Sarah, his wife D. 18 Feb 1766 aged 86

Thomas Luce of this Parish, Senr. D. 24 Aug. 1728 aged 76

Thomas Luce, of Hill D. 1 Sept 1764 aged 39

Esther, his wife D. 18 Nov 1798 aged 61

Thomas Luce of this Parish D. 8 Oct 1745 aged 65

Elizabeth, his wife D. 23 Decr. 1741 aged 44

Thomas Luce, late of the Parish of Hill. He was Steward to the late Sir John Fust, Bat. And his family of Hill Court, in this County D. 5 April 1790 aged 41

John Luce of Grovesend in the Parish of Olveston D. 9 April 1787 aged 59

John, his Son D. 15 Oct 1755 aged 5


SARAH SHILL (SHIELD), Great IV Grandmother of Richard Barton

Daughter of John Luce and Elizabeth (nee Saunders)

Wife of James Shield II

Mother of James Shield III

 

Also Father of John, Mary Ann Wade, Samuel, Martha, Sarah, Samuel, Anne, Henry and Elizabeth Isaac

 

Sarah Luce was born on 29th December 1762 at Oldbury-on-Severn and baptised at Thornbury on 12th January 1763. In the Thornbury Register she was described as the eighth child of John Luce and his wife Elizabeth of Oldbury. Sarah’s father came from Rockhampton but from as early as 1752 he was married and living in Thornbury parish. By 1767 he was described as a Yeoman of Oldbury but by 1770 he was a farmer of Alveston. His tombstone records that he died in 1787 and described him as of Grovesend, Olveston.

Sarah Luce married James Shield II or Shill at Alveston on 8th November 1782. James and Sarah had ten children who were baptised at Tytherington between 1783 and 1805. The elder Samuel died in 1793, aged six years. Their sons Henry and James together with their daughter Elizabeth all married into the Isaac Family of Hall End Farm, Yate.

Her husband died in October 1816. The widow, Sarah, died on 12th February 1824 and she was buried on 16th February at Tytherington, aged sixty-one-years. There is a monument to James at Tytherington.


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