btsarnia

A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode

Berry Family of Tytherington

BERRY FAMILY OF TYTHERINGTON

 

I am indebted to many people who are also interested in this family including  Roger Howell and also Allan Baddeley who wrote ‘Tytherington in the Past’ in 1994′ 

There are further references to this family in the website ‘Tytherington Roots’

See Tytherington Roots: John Berry of Tytherington, Nurseryman

‘The Founding of Provincial Nurseries’


John Berry (-1727) and Elizabeth

Gardener of Tytherington

 

|

 

James Pullen (1687-1733) III and Mary Berry (1685-1743/4)

Yeoman of New House Farm, Tytherington

 

|

 

Mary Pullen (1713-) and James Shield I (1710-1773)

 

|

 

James Shill (Shield) II (1745-1816) and Sarah Luce (1749-1824)

 

|

 

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

 

|

 

Ann Shield (1837-1934) and James Eley (1836-1874)

 

|

 

Ernest Edward Eley (1869-1950) and Emily Yarnold (1865-1951)

 

|

 

Grace Margaret Eley (1897-1940) and William Edward Terrett (1898-1965)


 

 

 

JOHN BERRY, Great VII Grandfather of Richard Barton

 

Husband of Elizabeth

Father of Mary Pullen

 

Also Father of Anne Overton,

John Berry (1727) was described as a Gardener of Tytherington and his will he mentions his wife Elizabeth and his sister Elizabeth Alsop. His daughter Anne (1675-) married John Overton of Devizes at Yate in 1698 and they had children John, William and Thomas Overton. His other daughter, Mary, married James Pullen.

 

The Will of John Berry:

 

‘In the Name of God Amen I John Berry of Tytherington in the County of Gloucr Yeoman being aged and sick and weake in body but of sound disposing mind memory and understanding (thanks be given unto Almighty God) doo make and declare this my last Will and Testament for difpofall of my temporall Estate in manner and forme following that is to say First I give and bequeath unto my Grandaughter Sarah Pullen All these my two closes called the Somermead and thereby ground lying in the parish of Frampton Cotterell in the said County of Gloucr  with the appurtenances thereto belonging and which I hold by leave of  Gabriel Hale Esq. For the remainder of the terme of -?- ninetten years determinable on the lives of my self and my two Grandaughters the said Sarah Pullen and Anne Pullen her sister to hold to my said granddaughters Sarah Pullen during so long time   of the said terme as she shall live, and after her decease I give the same Clofes unto my said Grandaughter Anne Pullen during all my terme and Estate therein. Also I give and bequeath unto my said Grandaughter Sarah Pullen All that my messuage  and lands with the appurtenances situate and lying in the parish of Frampton Cottrell aforesaid,  which I lately purchased of Henry Roberts To hold to my said Grandaughter Sarah Pullen and to her heires for ever. Also I give and bequeath unto my said Grandaughter Sarah Pullen All that my messuages with the garden and premises to the same belonging and lying in the parish of Tytherington aforesaid and which I lately purchased of Thomas Tainton to hold to my said Grandaughter Sarah Pullen and to her heirs for ever. Also I give unto my wife Elizabeth Berry One hundred pounds and the same to be paid unto her within six months  next after my decease  as also all the household goods that were formerly hers. Also I give unto my daughter Anne Overton and to her three sons John, William and Thomas Overton ffive pounds a piece and to be paid unto each and every of them within three yeares next after my decease Butt in case any or either of my said Grandsons should in the meane time happen to dye the part of him so dying shall remaine to the survivors and survivor of them. Also I give unto my daughter Mary Pullen and to her son James Pullen ffive shillings a piece. Also I give unto my five grandchildren Anne Mary Elizabeth, Edith and James Pullen four pounds a piece and to be paid unto every and each of them within ffour years next after my decease. Also I give unto my Son-in-Law James Pullen and to his oldest daughter the said Sarah Pullen equally between them All my moveable Trees at Starvell (?). Also I give to my Sister Elizabeth Alsop Twent Shillings. Also I give to my two sons in law John Overton and the said James Pullen ffive shillings a piece. Also I give to my said Grandaughter Sarah Pullen my silver tankard, my silver cupp my silver spoones all my stock and safe all my shop bboks goods, debts all my fruit trees, greene trees fflowring trees and trees and fflowers in the home garden. Also I give unto my Grandson William Pullen all my perrywiggs, my breeding pone (?) All the use and residue of my Goods and chattels and personall estate whatsoever (my debts and legacies being paid and ffunerall expenses difcharged) I give unto my said Grandaughter Sarah Pullen whom I make sole executrix of this my last will and testament (hereby revoking all wills by me formerly made) And I doo hereby nominate constitute  and appoint my loving friends Thomas Dollins the older of Littleton upon Severn, Thomas Allway of Thornbury and John Seavell of Elberton to be   Overseers  of this my Will and to be aideing and afsisting to my Executrix  in the execution thereof In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this Ninth day of March in the Twelfth Yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord George by the Grace of God King of Great Brittain Ffrance and Ireland Defender of the ffaith ye Anno Dmi 1725-6.

John Berry

Signed sealed published and declared by the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of us whom afterwards wrote our names hereunto as witnefses in the prefence of the said Testator Mary Green, Robert Ponting, John Dimery

19 September 1727 Probate

Administration granted to John Seavill of Elberton because Sarah Pullen of Tytherington was a minor:

‘The condition of this obligation is Sur -?- that of the above bound James Pullen and John Seavell Administrators of the Goods rights and -?- of John Berry, late of Tytherington in the County of Glour yeoman decd with his will -?- for the use and during the minority of Sarah Pullen Sole executrix in the said will etc…’

See Tytherington Roots: John Berry of Tytherington, Nurseryman

‘The Founding of Provincial Nurseries’


ELIZABETH BERRY, Great VII Grandmother of Richard Barton

Wife of John Berry

(?) Mother of Mary Pullen

 

Also Mother of Anne Overton

John Berry (1727) was described as a Gardener of Tytherington and his will he mentions his wife Elizabeth and his sister Elizabeth Alsop. His daughter Anne (1675-) married John Overton of Devizes at Yate in 1698 and they had children John, William and Thomas Overton. His other daughter, Mary, married James Pullen.


MARY PULLEN, Great VI Grandmother of Richard Barton

 

Daughter of John Berry and Elizabeth

Wife of James Pullen III

Mother of Mary Shield

 

Also Mother of Sarah Pope, Ann, William, Elizabeth, James, Edith (Iddy) Smith, Martha and John

 

Mary Berry was born in about 1685, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Berry. Her father was a Gardener and Yeoman, of Tytherington. John Berry died in 1727 and his will helped the children of his daughter Mary and her husband James Pullen, especially their eldest daughter, Sarah, in their early years.

In 1709 Mary Berry married James Pullen III, a Yeoman of New House Farm, Tytherington, at Yate. James and Mary had at least nine children who were baptised at Tytherington between 1710 and 1728.

James Pullen III made his will on 13th June 1729 and was buried on 30th September 1733. The will was proved on 21st November 1739. His widow, Mary Pullen, made a will on 7th December 1743 and died on 1st February 1743/4. The will was proved on 21st February 1743 at Gloucester.

The Will of Mary Pullen:

In the name of God Amen I Mary Pullen of the Parish of Tytherington in the County of Gloucester Widow being sick and weak in body but of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding being -?- the frailty and uncertainty of this life and the certainty of death, do make publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say

First I give and bequeath unto my son Wliam Pullen one hogs head. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Parnell wife of Benjamin Parnell one barrel of sider together with the barrel and also my black silk cloak. Item I give and bequeath unto my son James Pullen my appurtenances there unto belonging. Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Pullen my green bed with the bedstead, curtains vallens rug blankets, sheets and all other appurtenances there unto and also my Mard (??) Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Betty Pullen my red bed with the bedstead curtains vallens , blankets , sheets and all other appurtenances thereunto belonging. Also I give and bequeath to my daughter s Edith and Martha Pullen my most best bed with the bedsted curtains vallens blankets sheets and all other   appurtenances thereunto belonging. Item all the rest and residue of my household goods of what nature or kind so ever the same be as also all other my goods chattels ready money and personal Estate whatsoever kind the same be of (after my debts and ffuneral expenses are paid and discharged) I give and bequeath unto my sons James and Wliam and my four daughters Mary, Betty Edith and Martha Pullen to be equally divided between them share and share alike. And lastly I do make nominate constitute and appoint my daughters Mary and Betty as Executors of this mi last will and testament. In witness thereof I have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal this seventh day of December in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Three.

Mary Pullen Signed Sealed and published pronounced and declared by the Testatrix as and -?- the 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 John Shill Jno Shellard

The Will was proved the 21st Day of February in the year of our Lord 1743 before the worshipful Sir Henry Penrice (?) Knight Doctor of Law Vicar General in Spirituals of the Right Reverend Father in God Martin by Divine Permifsion Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Gloster and of his Episcopal Consistory Official Principal Lawfully Constituted by Mary Pullen and Elizabeth Pullen Daughters and Executrixes and so forth to whom and so forth having sworn well and faithfully to administer to the said Will and also exhibit an Inventory and render acct and so forth.

Sir Henry Penrice Knight Doctor of Laws Vicar General in Spirituals of the Right Reverend Father in God Martin by Divine permifsion Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester and of his Episcopal Consistory Official principal lawfully constituted to John Shellard Francis Gold and William Wickham Clerks Greetings we do by those presents nominate our power and authority to you Joyntly and Severally to receive the Corporal Oaths of Mary Pullen and Elizabeth Pullen, lawfull and naturall Daughters and Executrixes named in the last will and Testament of Mary Pullen late of Tytherington in the diocese of Gloucester Widow deced well and truly to Administer to the said Will and also to exhibit an Inventory and render an Account according to the Tenor (?) of the underwritten Oath and what  you shall do in the promises you are to certife it to us our Surrogate or other Competent Judge in this behalf on or before the eighth Day of March next ensuing     Given under the Seal of our Office this fourteenth Day of February in the year of our Lord 1743 W. Mount Register

The Oath – Mary and Elizabeth Pullen – You shall swear that the paper writing hereto annexed contains the last Will and Testament of your late Mother Deceased that you are the Executrixes therein named that you will well and faithfully administer to the said Will by paying the debts and legacies so far as her Goods will extend and the Law bind you that you will exhibit into the the Registry of the Lord Bishop of Gloucester a true and perfect Inventory of the goods rights and goods of the said Deced and moreover under a true and just account show of when you shall be thereto lawfully required So help you God Kiss the Book. The Twenty First Day of February 1743.

The abovenamed Mary Pullen and Elizabeth Pullen were duly Sworn according to the  Tenor (?) of the above Comifsion before me Jno Shellard  surrogte.

 


 

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

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on December 22, 2016 by in Shield and tagged , , , , .
%d bloggers like this: