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Harding and Yates Families of Cam and Wotton-under-Edge

HARDING FAMILY OF CAM AND WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE

YATES OR YEATES FAMILY OF WOTTON-INDER-EDGE

 


George Harding (-1640) and Elinor Dowdswell (-1666)

of Draycott Mill, Cam

 

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John Harding I (1634-1701) and Mary Heaven

Yeoman of Whitley, Wotton-under-Edge

 

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John Harding II (1668-1752) and Mary Yeats

Broad weaver of Cam

 

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Mary Harding (1698-) and Daniel Budding

 

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Mary Budding (1730-) and Thomas Coopey I (1734-1793)

Broadweaver of Quarry, Cam

 

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Thomas Coopey II (1763-1848) and Sarah Nelmes (-1838)

Broadweaver of Quarry, Cam

 

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Ann Coopey (1793c -1871) and William Byford II (1794-1859)

Mason of Quarry, Cam

 

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Sarah Byford (1824-1895) and James Noad

 

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Arthur John Noad and Anne Duffell

 

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Florence Noad and Edward Percy Barton

 


 

(?) GEORGE HARDING, Great IX Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Husband of Elinor Dowsewell

(?) Father of John Harding I

 

George Harding of Draycott, Lower Cam, married Elnor Dowsewell or Dowdswell on 23rd June 1634 at Cam.

Elinor may have been the daughter of Giles Dowsewell who was baptised on 25th March 1604 at Cam but another is also recorded in the register for 9th January 1605.

Their son John was baptised on 23rd August 1634 at Cam. George may well have been buried on 8th July 1640 at Cam (? – not recorded by John and Hilary Theyers!) and an Elinor Harding of Lower Cam, Widow, was buried at Cam on 7th July 1666.

There is an important Harding Family in Cam, which traces back to Eadnoth the Master of the Horse who died in 1068. To date it has not been possible to definitely link George Harding with this family although the local historian, Blunt makes a connection to a George Harding of Hall Place and Draycotts who died in 1604.

 

J.H. Blunt in ‘Dursley and its Neighbourhood’ wrote:

‘When Cam appears in history as a parish it is as part of the original, or great, Manor of Berkeley, and the representative of Fitz-Harding is therefore Lord of the Manor. But lands were held in Cam for at least three centuries by a family of Hardings of whom there is no record in the Fitz-Harding genealohies given by Smyth. The descent of the heirs and heiresses of this family was as follows:-

Harding of Cam.

 

Ralph de Cam, died 16 Edw. I. A.D. 1287.

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Henry

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Roger

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Lucia = John Hayward

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William

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Joan + John Oswater of Alkerton

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Margaret = Thomas Harding

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William died 37 Henry VIII. A.D., 1545

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Richard, died I Eliz. A.D. 1558

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George, of Hall Place and Draycotts in A.D. 1604.

 

Hall Place was sold by George Harding, whose principal Manor was then at Coaley to a Herefordshire family of the name of Hopton.

 

Further Notes from elsewhere:

Margaret Oswater was born in 1439 and married Thomas Harding in 1470

William Harding (1471-1545) married Isabell in 1496 at Cam. She was born in 1475. He died at Coaley.

Richard Harding (1516-1558) married Joan in 1537. His son Thomas (1546-1591) was a yeoman of Cam, married Katheren in 1560 and they had eleven children

Ruth Killon wrote to Hilary Theyers in 1992:

 

‘You enquire about the earlier John (John Harding I) of Wotton-under-Edge. Because of the intestacy of his son George and the 1744 consequent trouble that John of Cam (John Harding II) and his two sons, George and William (John was already dead) were put to, we think that the Cam – W-u-E link is sufficiently strong to believe that John (John Harding I) Yeoman of W-u-E was the John, son of George, baptised 1634 at Cam, the same year that George married Elnor Dowswell. He died probably 1640 and she in 1666. If you look at the Heralds Visitations of Gloucestershire you will see that George of Draycotts (a mill on Cam stream) is a separate line from most of the early Richard and Daniel lines in Cam, although they do get mixed up in the eighteenth century.’


(?) ELINOR HARDING, Great IX Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of Giles Doweswell

Wife of George Harding

(?) Mother of John Harding I

Elnor Dowsewell or Dowdswell married George Harding of Draycott, Lower Cam, on 23rd June 1634 at Cam.

Elinor may have been the daughter of Giles Dowdeswell who was baptised on 25th March 1604 at Cam but another is also recorded in the register for 9th January 1605.

Their son John was baptised on 23rd August 1634 at Cam. George may well have been buried on 8th July 1640 at Cam (? – not recorded by John and Hilary Theyers!) and an Elinor Harding of Lower Cam, Widow, was buried at Cam on 7th July 1666.


 

 

JOHN HARDING I, Great VIII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

(?) Son of George Harding and Elinor (nee Dowswell)

Husband of Mary Heaven

Father of John Harding II

 

Also Father of William, Elinor, Hannah, Sarah, Dinah and George

 

(?) Also Husband of Hannah

 

Bigland records that there was a Monumental Inscription for a John Harding at Wotton-under-Edge which records that he was buried on 9th April 1701, aged sixty-seven years and that his wife, Hannah, was buried on 24th February 1698, aged fifty-nine years. These dates coincide with John Harding I who made his will on 6th April 1701 “of Whitley, Wotton, Yeoman”. The only recorded baptism in the area that coincides with this monumental inscription is that of John, the son of George Harding of Lower Cam, who was baptised at Cam on 23rd August 1634.George Harding had married Elinor Dowswell at Cam on 23rd June 1634. The use of the names of George and Elinor for John Harding’s own children supports this link.

John Harding I married Mary Heaven on 8th April 1667 at Wotton-under-Edge and they had eight children, six of whom were baptised at Wotton-under-Edge between 1668 and 1676.

It would seem that John Harding I married Hannah whose date of burial is recorded by Bigland above and was probably born in about 1639.

John’s Will was proved at Gloucester on 28th May 1701.

The Will of John Harding:

‘In the name of God Amen

I John Hardinge of Whitley in the parish of Wotton-underedge in the County and Dioces of Gloucre yeoman being weake of body but of Sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given to almighty God therefore Doe make and ordaine this my last Will and Testament (Hereby Revoakinge all former wills by mee at any time heretofore made) in manner and forme followinge

Ffirst I Commend my Soul into the hands of almighty God that gave it and my body to be interred in Christian Buriall at ye discretion of my Executor hereafter named And as to that worldly goods and Estate which God of his goodness hath Blessed me withal I Give and Bequeath as followeth

Imprimis I Give and bequeath to my sonne John Hardinge half a crown in silver And to all and every of his Children one shilling apiece

Item I give to my Daughter Elinor the wife of John Burge the summe of three pounds And to Alice her Daughter the sume of five pounds to be payed by my Executor hereafter name within Twelve months next after my decease.

Item I give to my Daughter Hannah the wif of John Andrews Two Shillings And to her sonne John (towards Books and Schooling) the sume of Twenty shillings to be payed by my Executor as aforesaid within the time aforesaid

Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Dinah Hardinge the sume of Eighteene pounds to be pd by my Executor hereafter named within one yeare next after my decease

Item I Give and bequeath to my Daughter Sarah Hardinge the sume of Twen… (illegible) to be likewise payed by my Executor herafter named within one yeare next after my Dece…

Item I Give and bequeath to my sonne George Hardinge the sume of five pounds to be likewise payed by my Executor herafter named within one yeare next after my Decease

Item I also Give to my Daughter Dinah the Bed bedstead withal the appurtenances thereto belonginge (whereon I now ly) towards with a Red Rugge. And the other Bed and bedstead in the same Romme withal the appurtenances thereunto belonging towards with a spotted Rugge I give and bequeath to my aforesaid Daughter Sarah.

Item I Give and Bequeath to my Sonne William Hardinge (after my Debts payed and my funeral Expenses boren and discharged) all the Rest and Residue of my Goods and Chattels whatsoever whome I do make and ordaine whole Executor of this my last will and testament

And I do desire my Good friends Mr Richard Meads of Wotton and Mr Daniell Adey of Coombe to be overseers of this my last will and to assist my said Executor in the same by givinge him their good direction and Instruction And for theire care t…. I Ablige him to Give Each of them a paire of Gloves

In witness whereof  I have Hearunto put my hand and seale Sixth day of Aprill Anno Dom…1701

John Harding his marke JH

Signed Sealed and published in the presence of us Elizabeth Peel (Veel?) Thomas Woollright and Tho: Withers

28th May 1701 Probate granted to William Harding.’

 


MARY HARDING, Great VIII Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Wife of John Harding I

Mother of John Harding II

 

Also Mother of William, Elinor, Hannah, Sarah, Dinah and George

 

John Harding I married Mary Heaven on 8th April 1667 at Wotton-under-Edge and they had eight children, six of whom were baptised at Wotton-under-Edge between 1668 and 1676.


 

JOHN HARDING II, Great VII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of John Harding I and Mary (nee Heaven) or Hannah

Husband of Mary Yeats

Father of Mary Budding

 

Also Father of John, Hannah Hopkins, George, William, Sarah Hewett and Hester Wakefield

 

Also Husband of Ann Vinter

 

John Harding II was baptised on 24th June 1668 At Wotton-under-Edge. He was the son of John Harding, a yeoman of Whitley. On 9th November 1695 John Harding II married Mary Yeats at Wotton and she is believed to be the mother of their seven children who were baptised between 1695 and 1713. The family moved from Wotton to Cam sometime between 1699 and 1703 but John retained property in Wotton up until his death.

We do not know when Mary died but John may have married an Anne Vinton on 17th June 1734 at Cam. In the will of John Harding he refers to his wife – ‘except such goods which belonged to my now wife Ann Tomb (? Deleted) Harding before her marriage with me’.

John was mentioned in the wills of his father, John Harding I, and that of his brother William Harding. He was granted Letters of Administration for his brother, George in 1744. He made his own will on 23rd February 1746 and was by that time a Broadweaver of Cam. He was buried on 27th December 1752 and the will was proved on 9th July 1753 at Gloucester.

The Will of John Harding of Cam Made 23rd February 1746 and Proved on 9th July 1753. Glos. R.O.:

 

‘In the Name of God Amen. I John Harding of the Parish of Cam in the County of Gloucester Broadweaver being of a Sound and Disposing Mind Memory and Understanding Blessed be God for the Same Do make this my last will and Testament in manner and Form following That is to say I Give Devise and Bequeath unto my Two Sons George Harding and William Harding and to my Three Daughters Hannah Hopkins Sarah Hewett and Hester Wakefield All That my Messuages Situate lying and being in the Town of Wooton Underedge in the said County of Gloucester with the Garden Ground and appurtenances thereunto belonging To Hold to them their Heirs and assigns for Ever as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants Nut Nevertheless I Do hereby Charge the said Messuages and premises with the Sum of Five Pounds to be paid by my said Daughter Hester Wakefield in Three Months after my Decease And also with the Sum of Tenn Shillings apiece to be paid to the Four Children of my son John Harding deceased and the like Sum of Tenn Shillings apiece to be paid to the Six Children of my Daughter Budding deceased the said Severall Sumes of Tenn Shillings apiece hereby given to my said Grandchildren to be paid to them as they shall respectively attain their ages of Twenty one Years

I Give and Bequeath unto my said Two Sons George Harding and William Harding and to my Three Daughters Hannah Hopkins Sarah Hewett and Hester Wakefield All my Goods Chattles and personal Estate whatsoever Except such Goods which belonged to my now wife Ann Tomb (deleted) Harding before her Marriage with me and which said Goods I Give and Bequeath to my said Wife.

And I Do hereby make Nominate and appoint my said Two Sons George Harding and William Harding and my said Three Daughters Hannah Hopkins Sarah Hewett and Hester Wakefield Joint Executors to this my Will. And Hereby Revoking all former and other will or wills at any time before by me made I Do Declare this to be my last will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my Hand and Seale this Twenty Third day of ffebruary in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and forty Six

John Harding * Seal

Signed Sealed Published and declared by the Said Testator as and for his last will and Testament and at his request and in his presence and in the sight and presence of Each other attested by us John ffowles John Jobbins Richard Morgan

Will proved at Gloucester 9th July 1753 when William Harding was sworn.

On the back of the Will:- 9th July 1753 The within named William Harding One of the Executors was duly Sworn before me. E Sparkes Sur.

This Will was proved the 9th Day of July in the year of Our Lord 1753 before the Worshipfull James Benson Doctor of Laws Vicar General in Spirituals of the Right Reverend Father in God James by Divine Permission Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester and of his Episcopal Consistory Official Principal Lawfully Constituted by William Harding one of the Executors and so forth to whom Vc having first sworn well and faithfully to Administer to the said Will and also to Exhibit and Inventory and render an Account Vc

  • The seal of John Harding shows a figure in profile, facing left, seated on a chair with a back, wearing a headband tied around and flowing behind with right arm raised – the hand holding and implement about a foot long – ready to bring the implement down onto what looks for all the world like a pole one and a half to two feet high stood on a barrel, whilst the left hand is resting on/steadying the barrel. It could be construed as a Cooper at work? A clear inscription follows the upper half of the rim of the seal:- I AIME LE SECRET perhaps J’aime le secret – I love secrecy, or perhaps more loosely “discretion”.

MARY HARDING, Great VII Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Wife of John Harding II

Mother of Mary Budding

 

Also Mother of John, Hannah Hopkins, George, William, Sarah Hewett and Hester Wakefield

On 9th November 1695 Mary Yeats married John Harding II at Wotton and she is believed to be the mother of their seven children who were baptised between 1695 and 1713. The family moved from Wotton to Cam sometime between 1699 and 1703 but John retained property in Wotton up until his death.  We do not know when Mary died but John may have married an Anne Vinton on 17th June 1734 at Cam.


 

 

MARY BUDDING, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of John Harding and Mary (nee Yeats)

Wife of Daniel Budding

Mother of Mary Coopey

 

Also Mother of Sarah, Elizabeth, Daniel, Hester and Ann

Mary Harding was baptised on 26th April 1698 at Wotton-under-Edge. She was the eldest daughter of John Harding II, a Broadweaver of Cam, and his wife Mary (Yeats).

She married Daniel Budding at Cam on 21st May 1727. They had six children according to the will of her father, John Harding II of Cam, which was written in 1746. The Budding children were all baptised between 1728 and 1737. The eldest three and the youngest child were baptised at Cam but Daniel and Hester Budding were both baptised at Stinchcombe in 1733 and 1734 respectively.

Mary was mentioned in her Uncle William Harding’s will of 1714 but she had died before her father’s will of 1746; however, her six children are referred to in that will.


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

 


 

 

YATES OR YEATES FAMILY OF WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE


Richard Y(e)ates I (- 1667) and Mary Jenkins (-1679)

 

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Richard Y(e)ates II (1648-) and Ann Fowler (-1686)

 

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Mary Yeats (1670-) and John Harding II (1668-1752)

Broad weaver of Cam

 

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Mary Harding (1698-) and Daniel Budding

 

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Mary Budding (1730-) and Thomas Coopey I (1734-1793)

Broadweaver of Quarry, Cam

 

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Thomas Coopey II (1763-1848) and Sarah Nelmes (-1838)

Broadweaver of Quarry, Cam

 

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Ann Coopey (1793c -1871) and William Byford II (1794-1859)

Mason of Quarry, Cam

 

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Sarah Byford (1824-1895) and James Noad

 

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Arthur John Noad and Anne Duffell

 

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Florence Noad and Edward Percy Barton

 

 


 

Yates Family
Mary, daughter of Richard Yates was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge on 29th May 1670.
Richard Yates married Ann Fowler at Wotton-under-Edge on 10th January 1668.
Anne widow of Richard Yates bur 14th February 1686
Other children:
Joan baptised 19th February 1671
Hester baptised 3rd November 1675
William baptised 17th March 1678
Thomas baptised 7th December 1681/ bur 17th November 1682
Richard son of Richard 3rd December 1648
Richard baptised 23rd October 1642 bur 24th November 1642
Mary baptised 4th April 1635
Sarah baptised 26th December 1637
Deborah Jan 1651
Dorothy baptised 18th February 1642
Richard Yeates married Mary Jenkins on 5th August 1630
Richard buried 9th July 1667
Mary buried 1st July 1679
 

 


RICHARD Y(E)ATES I, Great IX Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Husband of Mary Jenkins

Father of Richard Y(e)ates II

 

Also Father of Infant Richard, Mary, Sarah, Dorothy, Deborah

 

Richard Yeates married Mary Jenkins on 5th August 1630

Richard was buried on 9th July 1667 at Wotton-under-Edge. His nuncupative will was published on 7th July 1669 and in it he left all his wearing apparel to his sons-in-law, Timothy Dangerfield and John James. To his daughters Mary, Dorothy, Hester and Deborah he left one bed apiece. To his ten grandchildren he left each twelve pence. The rest of his estate was left to Mary.

Mary was buried 1st July 1679 at Wotton-under-Edge. She made her will on 23rd October 1676. She was described as of Sinwell. She left her sons William and Richard one shilling each and a shilling each to her ‘sons’ Timothy Danyells (sp?) (Dangerfield) John James, Walter Young, John Cook, Nathaniel Parry and Richard Elton. She left the residue to her daughter, Deborah.


RICHARD Y(E)ATES II, Great VIII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Son of Richard Yeates I and Mary (nee Jenkins)

Husband of Anne Fowler

Father of Mary Budding

 

Also Father of Joan, Hester, William and Thomas

 

Richard was baptised on 3rd December 1648 at Wotton-under-Edge.

 

Richard Yates married Ann Fowler at Wotton-under-Edge on 10th January 1668.

An Ann Fowler daughter of Thomas Fowler was baptised on 3rd June 1637 but this seems early when her husband was not baptised until 1648. Thomas Fowler married Katherine Nelmes on 15th October 1627 but Katherine was buried on 13th September 1641 – all at Wotton.

Anne widow of Richard Yates was buried at Wotton-under-Edge on 14th February 1686

 


 

MARY HARDING, Great VII Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Wife of John Harding II

Mother of Mary Budding

 

Also Mother of John, Hannah Hopkins, George, William, Sarah Hewett and Hester Wakefield

Mary, daughter of Richard Yates, was baptised at Wotton-under-Edge on 29th May 1670.

On 9th November 1695 Mary Yeats married John Harding II at Wotton and she is believed to be the mother of their seven children who were baptised between 1695 and 1713. The family moved from Wotton to Cam sometime between 1699 and 1703 but John retained property in Wotton up until his death.  We do not know when Mary died but John may have married an Anne Vinton on 17th June 1734 at Cam.


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

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