A tribute to the life and work of Brian Torode
I am indebted to many people who are also interested in this family including Dennis Pullen, Roger Howell, Ruth Withers and also Allan Baddeley who wrote ‘Tytherington in the Past’ in 1994′
There are further references to this family in the wbsite ‘Tytherington Roots’
William Pullen (1651-1697) and Mary Hobbs (1654-1735)
Clothier of Mill Farm, 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)
William Pullen (1651-1697) and Mary Hobbs (1654-1735)
Clothier of Mill Farm, Tytherington
Ann Pullen (1691-1739c) and Richard Giles II 1676-1723/4)
Gentleman of Kington, Thornbury
Sarah (Anne) Giles (1714c-1788) and Thomas Barton
Richard Barton and Hannah Watts
William Barton I and Mary Dommett
John Barton III and Sarah Perrett
William Barton II and Ellen Pick
Edward Percy Barton and Florence Noad
Husband of Mary Hobbs
Father of James Pullen and Anne Parker
Also Father of John, Sara, Mary Powell, Sarah, William and Elizabeth Plomer
William Pullen was born in about 1651. He was a Clothier of Mill Farm, Tytherington, and purchased Stidcote House from Richard Watts. He later purchased Hobbe’s Close, later known as Yew Tree Farm, Tytherington.
There is a Marriage Allegation for William Pullen Tytherington, clothier 24, and Mary Hobbs, Tytherington, 21 dated 28th June 1675. Mary Hobbes was the daughter of Edward Hobbes, a Clothier, of New House Farm, Tytherington.
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 James and his sister Anne, who married Richard Giles. The elder Sara died in infancy and the younger Sarah was buried in 1725 aged nineteen years.
William Pullen was buried on 1st December 1697 at Tytherington, aged forty-six years. He made a will in 1697 and left messuages and land he had bought to his three sons.
His widow, Mary, died in 1735 having married John Bromwich.
Denis Pullen has written:
‘William married Mary Hobbs, the daughter of Edward Hobbs of New House Farm. William is described as being a clothier, i.e. he manufactured cloth. However he also bought Hobb’s Close (later Yew Tree Farm), and then Stidcote House from Richard Watts. He doesn’t seem to have lived at Stidcote House as it became a ruin, so presumably he just wanted the land (or the water, as Stidcote means a house on stilts, and water would have been needed in cloth-making).
William left a will dated 1698 in which he left his land and buildings equally between his 3 sons John, William and James. His acquisitions were considerable:-
His son John was singled out for mention “If my son John shall marry with a woman not worth really £250 in money or land, then he will receive £10 per annum and the rest will go to William and James”. John’s choice of wife obviously wasn’t approved by his father.
He gave £350 to each of his daughters Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth & Ann.
He gave £5 for the poor, and other small bequests, but the residue all went to his wife, Mary, who was the executrix of the will which was overseen by his friends John Bromwich (who later married Mary), Thomas Webb the elder and Thomas Pullen.
John mentioned above, carried on the trade of clothier, as did William. William did not enjoy good health, and though he became engaged to Mary Webb, the daughter of Robert and Mary Webb of Frampton Cotterell, they never married. Mary nursed him during his illness, but died before he did, from what reason we can only surmise. James, the third son, went into farming, taking over New House Farm, and marrying Mary Berry, the daughter of John Berry of Tytherington, a gardener and butcher. James was our ancestor…’
Daughter of Edward Hobbes and Sarah
Wife of William Pullen
Mother of James Pullen and Anne Parker
Also Mother of John, Sara, Mary Powell, Sarah, William and Elizabeth
Also Wife of John Bromwich
Mary Hobbes was the daughter of Edward Hobbes, a Clothier, of New House Farm, Tytherington. She was born in about 1654 and married William Pullen in 1675. The marriage allegation is dated 28th June 1675. 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 James and his sister Anne, who married Richard Giles. The elder Sara died in infancy and the younger Sarah was buried in 1725 aged nineteen years.
William Pullen was buried on 1st December 1697 at Tytherington, aged forty-six years. He made a will in 1697 and left messuages and land he had bought to his three sons.
Mary Hobbs became a widow in December 1697. She married her late husband’s friend, John Bromwich, a gentleman and esquire. The marriage took place on 7th March 1699 at Tytherington. He had previously been married to Elizabeth who, according to Bigland, died in 18th February 1696. John and Elizabeth had two children: John Bromwich junior who was born in 1681 and Richard who was born in 1685. There is a brass in the church to Richard Bromwich, Gentleman of Malmesbury.
John Bromwich, snr. died in March 1715 according to Bigland.
John Bromwich made his will on 28th July 1714 and it was proved at London on 4th April 1717(?).
His widow, Mary, made her will on 8th September 1732. She was then living at Porch House, Tytherington. She was buried on 21st December 1735 at Tytherington and the will was proved on 21st May 1736.
On Flat Stones in the Chancel
‘Here lyeth the Body of John Bromwich, of this Parish, Gent. Who departed this Life, the 3rd day of … …Dom. 1715. Here lyeth the Body of Mrs. Elizabeth Bromwich, late Wife of John Bromwich, of this Parish, Gent. She died Febr. 18, Anno Dom. 1696, Aetatis suae 55. Vivat post iunera virtus.’
Richard Bromwich, Gent. Late of Malmesbury in the County of Wilts who departed this Life, June 18, 1753, Aged 67 Years.
Will of John Bromwich, Gent of Tytherington, 28th July 1714, proved 4th April 1716
In the Name of God Amen I John Bromwich of Tythrington in the County of Gloucester Gent being sick and weake in body but (blessed be God) of a Sound perfect and well disposing Mind and Memory and Understanding calling to mind the frailty of this Life and the certainty of death doe in such my memory and Understanding make publish and declare this to be my Last Will and Testament in manner and forme following. First and principally I recommend my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing to be saved by the sufficient Meritts of my only Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and my body I commit to the Earth to be buryed in the upper part of the Chancell of Tythrington Church between the Grave of my late dear Wife Mrs Elizabeth Bromwich and the North wall of the said Chancell If it shall happen my decease to be neare or at Tythrington aforesaid otherwise I leave my body to be buryed in Christian Buryall at the discretion of my Executor hereunder named or the Overseers of this my Will, And for such Earthly Goods and Estate as God hath been pleased to bestow upon me I give devise and dispose thereof as followeth Imprimis I give unto my dear and beloved Wife Mrs Mary Bromwich the Summe of Ten pounds to be paid within the Space of Six Months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to her my Sorrell Nagg on which I use to ride to be delivered to her immediately after my Funerall. Item I give and bequeath to her two Grand daughters Mary Pullen and Sara Pullen daughters of John Pullen Two Guineas to each of them to be paid to them or to their said Grand Mother or such other Friend which shall be left in Trust for them for their respective uses in Nine Months after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto such poor housekeepers of the Parish of Tythrington which have Chargeable Families and receive noe releife on the Parishes Account the Summe of Twenty Shillings to be distributed in one Month after my decease among them according as their several wants shall appear to require the same to my said Executor or the Overseers of this my Will Item I further give to the poor of the said Parish Twenty Shillings more to be layd out for Bread to be given to the poore of the said Parish to be distributed among them in two Months after my decease according to the discretion of my said Executor or of the Overseers of this my Will. Item I give devise and bequeath to my deare and only Son Mr Richard Bromwich and to his heires and Assigns all my reall and personall Estate lying and being in Tythrington aforesaid and alsoe in the Town and Parish of Malmesbury in the County of Wilts (Chargeable with the payment of the aforesaid Legacies and alsoe of all my debts and Funerall Expences) and also all my Goods of Household and Plate Pewter Linnen bedding brass Copper amongst which is one Copper Furnace and all other my Goods and Chattells lying and being in either of the said Townes and parishes of Tythrington and Malmesbury or in any other places wheresoever in Great Britain (chargeable as aforesaid) and all Deeds Writings touching or concerning the premises, And I doe hereby make nominate and appoint full whole and sole executor of this my Last Will and Testament my said Son Mr Richard Bromwich revoking and making void all former Wills by me heretofore made or declared and I do hereby further nominate and appoint my very good Friends Mr Robert Plummer of the Parish of Charfield in the County of Gloucester and Benjamin Parnell of Tythrington aforesid to be Overseers in Trust of this my Last Will and Testament desiring them to accept the trouble of seeing the same performed and Executed according to my true intent and meaning and I doe Order my said Executor to pay half a Guinea to each and either of them as a Token and Mark of my Acknowlegement of the kindness which herein they shall doe to me Item I give and bequeath unto my Neice Mrs Susanna Atkinson of the City of Worcester Twelve Shillings to buy her a Mourning Ring In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale the Twenty Eighth day of July in the yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereigne Lady Anne by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland Queen Defender of the Faith or anno domine 1714
Signed sealed and delivered published and declared by the Testator himselfe to be his Lat Will and Testament and alsoe attested by us in the Sight and presence of the aforesaid Testator
Probate 4th April 1716 to Richard Bromwich
Allan Baddeley wrote in 1994 in ‘Tytherington in the Past:
‘PORCH HOUSE Porch House then became occupied by John Bromwich, his wife Elizabeth and their two sons. Widowed by 1697, he married Mary Pullen, herself recently widowed, in 1700. Mary lost her husband in 1715 but lived on in the house until her own death in 1738. The house was known as Bromwich’s for a century and more. John Bromwich himself was given the title Esquire in the church registers. During most of this period, the manor of Tytherington belonged to the Verney family, but in 1728 they sold all but a few of their properties here to Peter Hardwicke. Bromwich’s, exceptionally, was sold off to Benjamin Parnell, for £160. Parnell was Peter Hardwicke’s bailiff and receiver of rents. When Mary Bromwich died, Parnell moved in…’
‘MILL FARM, NEWHOUSE FARM AND THE CLOTH TRADE – A HYPOTHESIS (cont.) At this point, it seems fairly certain that the ownership of Newhouse passed to Edward’s (Hobbs) aunt Mary on the death of his parents in 1701 and 1705. Mary had married William Pullen of Mill Farm, and had three sons and several daughters. On William’s death, she remarried and lived at Bromwich’s in West Street (now Porch House). Her eldest son John, who seems to have been somewhat dissolute, probably continued a while with the tenancy of Mill Farm. It was not long before he had mortgaged his inheritance. The middle son, William, died on the eve of his marriage. James, the youngest, in all probability moved to Newhouse farmhouse, (vacant after the death in 1705 of his widowed aunt Elizabeth Hobbs), when he married Mary Berry in 1708; and it may well have been he who carved ‘JP 1712’ on a beam.’
The Will of Mary Bromwich:
‘I Mary Bromwich of Tythrington in the County of Glocester Widow being aged and weak in Body but Sound of Mind and understanding do declare this to be my Last Will and Testament. Impris I do give and bequeath to my son James Pullen the Bed, Bedstead, and appurtenances thereunto belonging in the Kitchen Chamber which I do lye upon my self, Item I give to my Daughter Mary Powell my two handled Silver Cupp; Item I five to my Daughter Anne Parker my Little Chest in the Kitchen Chamber;
Item I give to my Daughter Elizth Plomer one little Drawing Table wch is in the Parlor Chamber; Item I give to my Granddaughter Mary Pullen Daughter of John Pullen, one Large Chest in the Parlour Chamber one small Brass Boyler, and two dishes of Pewter, Item I give to my Grand daughter Sarah Walker one Bell Metall Pott, and one Dish of Pewter and all the remainder of my goods, Money, and Effects wch I shall be pofsefs’d of att the time of my Death, I order to be distributed in Equall Shares to my Son and three Daughters abovenam’d my funeral Expenses ffirst deducted out of it; And I hereby revoke and make Void all formr Will or Wills by me made and do publish this as my Last Will and Testament, Wittnefs my hand this Eighth day of September in the Year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty two. The mark of Mary Bromwich MB.
Witness hereto – Richd Bromwich, Peter Park, Benjamin Parnell
Item It is further bequeathed by the within nam’d Mary Bromwich being forgotten in the Body of her Will; That the Silver Cup bequeathed by her to her Daughter Mary Powell shall after the Decease of the said Mary Powell be and Remain for the Use and Behaaf of Elizabeth Hyett Daughter of the Said Mary Powell and her Heirs and Executors for Ever Witnefs her hand this fifteenth Day of March In the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven hundred and thirty two. The mark of Mary Bromwich MB
Witness hereto Rich Bromwich Benjamin Parnell
This will was proved the 21st Day of May in the year of our Lord 1736 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 Gloucester and of the Episcopal Consistory official principal Lawfully constituted by Mary Powell Daughter and Administratix with the will approved and so forth to whom and so forth after having first sworn well and faithfully to administer to the said will and also to exhibit an Inventory and render an account and so forth.’
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. 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 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.’
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.’
Son of William Pullen and Mary (nee Hobbs)
Husband of Mary Berry
Father of Mary Shield
Also Father of Sarah Pope, Ann, William, Elizabeth, James, Edith (Iddy) Smith, Martha and John
James Pullen III was baptised at Tytherington on 29th March 1687. He was the third son and sixth child of William Pullen and his wife Mary (Hobbs). The father was a Clothier of Mill Farm, Tytherington. 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 James and his sister Anne, who married Richard Giles.
James Pullen III was a Yeoman of New House Farm, Tytherington. He married Mary, the daughter of John Berry, a Gardener, of Tytherington, in 1709 at Yate. John Berry died in 1727 and his will helped the children of James and Mary Pullen, especially their eldest daughter, Sarah, in their early years. 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 James Pullen:
In the name of God Amen I James Pullen the elder of Tytherington in ye county of Gloster Gardener being in perfect health and of a well disposing mind and memory and understanding and calling to mind ye family of this life and the certainety of death giving thanks to almighty God I do make and declare this to be my last will and testament for difpofall of my temporll Estate in maner and form following that is to say Impris fist I give and bequeath to my Dear wife Mary Pullen duering her naturell life if she liveth a widow all my messuages and land called hancels (sp?) lying in the parish of Tytherington in ye couty of Gloster as a foresaid with all ways and wttr coses be longing there to and otherwise I give her one medow or close called (?) park by estimation seven acres be it more or less after the decease of my mother Mary Bromwich. Item I give it to her in consideration for a maintainance for my youngest children to bread them up as she think fit. Item I give to my son William Pullen and his heirs the messuages and land called hancels as above written after the decease of his mother Mary Pullen upon condishon he or his heirs executors or administrators well and truly pay or cause to be paid to my 5 daughters Ann Pullen Mary Elizabeth Iddy and Martha Pullen the full sum of thirty pounds a peace in good and law full money in six months after their mothers decease and in case either of them shall die before it comes payable my will is to go share and share alike to the survivor or aires of them all so I give to my son William Pullen two achers of Lot mead after my mothers decease Mary Bromwich. Item I give to my son James Pullen and John Pullen they and their aires after my wife one my son ar decd commonly called Sitwell park as above written or heirs of them if eyther of them should dye to remain to the survivor or heirs of them for one -?- of them to pay my debts also I give to them my to sons James Pullen and John Pullen my goods and chattels my funeral expences being and discharged and paid I give to them my to sons James and John whom I make joynt executrs of this my last will and testament. Item give my daughter Sarah Pullen a shilling also I do nominate my loving friends Robat Plumer the elder of Wickwar and Benjamin Parnell and William Pullen of the new house to be over seers of this my last will giving them half a crown a peace in witnefs where of I have -?- unto put my hand and seale the 13 day of June in the second year of ye Raine of our souvring King Gorge ye Second by the grace of God of Great Brittain Ffrance and Iarland defender of ye faith anno domny 1729. James Pullen
Signed sealed and published and declared by the testated to be his last will and testament in ye presence of us who afterwards wrot our names hear unto in witness William Pullen Senar Jonathan Pendock and the mark of Thomas Harris
21st Day of Nov. 1739 The abovenamed James Pullen one of the executors was duly sworn before me Richd Done Surr.
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.
See ‘Information about John Berry of Tytherington, one of our country’s first Nurserymen. We only really know about him because he upset the vicar!’ on the Tytherington Roots Website :
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 1743/4 at Gloucester.
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.
Daughter of James Pullen III and Mary (nee Berry)
Wife of James Shield I
Mother of James Shield II
Also Mother of Mary, Thomas, Samuel, Betty and Sarah
Also Cousin of Sarah Barton
Mary Pullen was baptised at Tytherington on 28th October 1713. She was the daughter of James Pullen, a Yeoman of New House Farm, Tytherington, and his wife, Mary Berry.
Mary Pullen married James Shield on 1st April 1744 at Tytherington. James and Mary Shield had at least six children who were all baptised at Tytherington between 1745 and 1758. Betty was buried in 1754, aged four months, and Mary died in 1768 aged twenty-one years. Their youngest daughter, Sarah, was a schoolmistress in Tytherington for sixty-three-years and died in the village aged ninety-three years eleven months.
James Shield I died on 1st September 1773, aged sixty-three years and Mary, his widow, died on 30th July 1798 at Tytherington.
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