The Current State of research on the Kirby family of

 

Dorothy Kirby of Moreton

and

John Fecknam of Moreton

 

 

THE FAULKNER alias FECKENHAM FAMILY
of MORETON IN MARSH, GLOS 1607-1739

 

WILLIAM FALKNER

Recorded in Moreton 1607-1616, churchwarden at St David's 1616.

He had Children

1.Thomas

2. William (bapt. 13 May 1607);

THOMAS FALKNER

Married Mary - (bur. 28 September 1664 - nb. tombstone recorded in
Bigland as Mary Fecknam)

He had children

1. Elizabeth baptised 2 March 1621-2

2. Ann (m. Thomas Hodges and had issue)

3. Thomas (m. Mary Allen (bur. 18 July 1677), bur. 24 September 1687)

4. William; rented a messuage, close and four lands from Westminster Abbey c 1650

WILLIAM FALKNER

A Freemason. He married Jane Townsend (daughter of ? William Townsend, baptised 8.6.1628);

They had children

 

1. William baptised 19 February 1651-2, bur. 25 February 1651-52;

2. Frances, baptised 2 December 1654, died in infancy;

3. Thomas, born 5 April, baptised 30 April 1658, bur. 1 June 1675;

4. Frances, born 17 November, baptised 18 December 1660;

5. Elizabeth, baptised 25 October 1663;

6. Patience, baptised 19 November 1667, bur. 27 June 1675;

7. and a presumed second William;

 

William lived in Old Town, Moreton; on 11 April 1679 as William Fecknam. He
sold part of his garden leasehold to his neighbour, Thomas Meadows,
a yeoman, for an annual rent of 1d at the Feast of the Annunciation of
the Blessed Virgin Mary - his neighbour on the other side was Thomas
Hodges (cf. above); bur. 2 December 1685

WILLIAM FALKNER/FECKENHAM

A Roughmason; married Elizabeth --; had children

1. Elizabeth baptised 4 January 1691-92, bur. 12 January 1693-94;

2. Mary baptised 1 September 1695, m. Thomas Walters 20 September 1715;

3. Elizabeth baptised 26 June 1698;

4. Ann baptised 6 October 1700;

5. John baptised 7 March 1702-3;

6. Townsend, baptised 10 August 1705;

7. George, baptised 25 May 1708, m.

(1) Elizabeth - and had children

       Thomas baptised 9. October 1737,

(2) Susanna Broadway of Batsford at Broadwell by licence 14 June 1741;

8. Thomas, baptised 20 May 1711;

Churchwarden 1717-18; paid 1-6-6 for stone at 'Bourton
Quarr' by the trustees of the Moreton Turnpike 15 January 1731; and
a further 1-13-11 for stone work at Bourton on the Hill quarry by the
trustees 19 October 1731; will proved 1739.

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This is a transcription of his will (June 2004)

FECKNAM WILL 1739

 

In the name of God Amen. I Wm Fecknam of Moreton in Marsh in the county of Gloucester Mason being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and Testament in Manner and form following that is to say first and Principally I command my Soul into the hands of Almighty God hopeing through xx Merrits death and Passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and Free Pardon and forgiveness for all my Sins and to inherit Everlasting Life and my Body I commit to the Earth to be decently  Buried at the discretion of my Executor herein after named and as touching the Disposeing of such goods and Chattels as it hath pleased almighty God to bestow upon me and give and dispose thereof as followeth.

 

First my will is that all my Debts and Financial Charges shall be paid and discharged by my Executor herein after named

 

IT: I give and bequeath unto my son John Fecknam  xxxxxxxxx messuage or tennemant called the Kings Head now in the possession of Margaret Christopher

 

IT: I give and bequeath unto my son John Fecknam them two cottages lying and being in the old Town of Moreton - in - marsh now in the possession of the said john Fecknam and the other in the possession of Emanuell Brukes.

 

IT: I give and bequeath unto my son John Fecknam  xxxxxxx messuage or tennemant called the Kings Head now in the possession of Margaret Christopher

 

IT: I give and bequeath unto my son Townsend Fecknam, Five pounds.

 

IT: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Chandler Five pounds

 

IT: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Ann Brukes, Ten Pounds.

 

IT: I give and bequeath unto my Son George Fecknam all the rest and residue of my Personal Estate goods and Chattells

 

And I do hereby make and ordain my son John Fecknam hole sole and full Executor of this my last will and Testament in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Eight day of January in the year of our Lord 1738/9

 

The mark of Wm Fecknam

 

Sealed signed and delivered Published and declared this to be the last will and Testament of the within named Wm Fecknam in the Prescence of

 

Anthony Guest

Thomas Harbart

William Curtis

  

10th May 1739 John Fecknam the Executor was sworn before me William Wind

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This will was proved the 10th day of May in the year of our Lord 1739 before the worshipful Sir Hosary? xxxxx Knighty Doctor of laws Vicar General in Spirituals of the right reverend Father in God master by divine proffesion Lord bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester and of his Episcopal Consivtory official principal Lawfully constituted by John Fecknam sole executor and so forth to whom and so forth  after having first  Sworn ioll? and faithfully to administer to the said will and also to Exhibit an inventory and render a xxxx and so forth.

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JOHN FECKNAM

Married Dorothy Kirby (daughter of  William & Alice Kirby baptised 9.2.1700-1) 6 November
1726; had children

Elizabeth baptised 16 July 1737

 

 

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