Descendants of Thomas Carver

Generation No. 1

1. THOMAS2 CARVER (THOMAS1) was born Abt. June 1711 in Langley, Norfolk, and died November 24, 1789 in Hardley, Norfolk. He married FRANCES WATSON November 22, 1748 in Hardley, Norfolk, St Margarets. She was born Abt. 1715, and died Abt. September 18, 1807.

Notes for THOMAS CARVER:

Church record says died at 77y. last will on file 14/4/1786.

Thomas leased his land from Sir Thomas Beauchamp Proctor who lived at Langley Hall. Born in the old year/died in the new year. Lived in a thatched farmhouse on Langley St. Behind the farmhouse was Carver's Carr.

I have received a transcribed copy of Thomas' will from Richard Carver who has the original.

First he gave 5 to his son in law James Merry, a farmer of Geldeston and also to Jane the wife of Jonas Catchpole of Chedgrave. These people are almost certainly the children of his wife, Frances Watson's first marriage to Edward Meers.

The farm , buildings and land in Langley were leased from William and Thomas Reynolds. He left them to Frances until she died and then to his youngest son James.

After Thomas death all belongings except the farm were to be entered in an inventory and valued. The proceeds were to be divided equally between the sons and daughters:

James, Thomas, John, Mary Durrant and Martha Norman.

James managed the farm and paid his mother 14 8 shillings per year.

James set up a deed to pay the others five pounds per year until the money was paid out in full.

I have a transcribed copy of the household inventory that came to a total of 253 3/-

Notes for FRANCES WATSON:

Frances' was married twice. First to Edward Meers on Oct 7 1741 then to Thomas on Nov 22 1748.

In Thomas' will, 2 children from Frances' first marriage are mentioned: James and Jane.

After Thomas' death James inherited the farm and Frances received 14 and 8 shillings per year in four quarterly instalments from James.

Children of THOMAS CARVER and FRANCES WATSON are:

i. MARY3 CARVER, b. Abt. 1749, Langley, Norfolk; d. Aft. 1791; m. (1) JAMES STIMPSON, January 24, 1774, Langley, Norfolk, England; b. Abt. 1750; d. 1784; m. (2) JAMES DURRANT, October 16, 1783, Langley, Norfolk, England; d. Aft. 1791.

Notes for MARY CARVER:

James Carver indenture and deed in 1791 states that his brothers and sisteres would be paid 57 12 shillings 10 pence and 3 farthings each. The money was paid in annual instalments of 5.

Notes for JAMES DURRANT:

James Carver's deed states that James Durrant was a Yeoman in Langley.

ii. THOMAS CARVER, b. 1750; d. Abt. 1752, Hardley, Norfolk, England.

iii. THOMAS CARVER, b. 1753, Langley, Norfolk; d. May 6, 1820, Hardley, Norfolk; m. ELIZABETH PITCHERS, September 21, 1778, Langley, Norfolk; b. 1751, Langley, Norfolk.

Notes for THOMAS CARVER:

James Carver indenture and deed in 1791 states that his brothers and sisteres would be paid 57 12 shillings 10 pence and 3 farthings each. The money was paid in annual instalments of 5.

James Carver's deed states that Thomas was a Yeoman in North Cove, Suffolk

iv. JOHN CARVER, b. 1754, Langley, Norfolk, England; d. June 26, 1836, Blofield, Norfolk, England; m. ELIZABETH GARWOOD, July 4, 1785, Ipswich, Suffolk, England; b. 1760; d. June 25, 1845, Blofield, Norfolk..

Notes for JOHN CARVER:

James Carver indenture and deed in 1791 states that his brothers and sisteres would be paid 57 12 shillings 10 pence and 3 farthings each. The money was paid in annual instalments of 5.

James' deed states that John Carver was a gardener in Ipswich.

Edmund Mallet's letter of June 10 1839 states that John has been dead 3 years

v. MARTHA CARVER, b. Abt. 1757; m. JOSEPH NORMAN, July 29, 1780, Langley, Norfolk, England.

Notes for MARTHA CARVER:

James Carver indenture and deed in 1791 states that his brothers and sisteres would be paid 57 12 shillings 10 pence and 3 farthings each. The money was paid in annual instalments of 5.

Notes for JOSEPH NORMAN:

The excutors of Thomas' will were to offer his son in law, Joseph Norman, his weavers loom (already in Joseph's possession) for 3. If he did not accept the offer then the loom became part of the estate inventory.

James Carver's deed states that Joseph was a Linen Weaver in Loddon.

vi. JAMES CARVER, b. 1759, Langley, Norfolk, England; d. February 3, 1819; m. MARY SHRIEVE, September 2, 1787, St Margarets, Hardley, Norfolk, England; b. 1766, Hardley, Norfolk, England; d. October 18, 1847, Carver Farm, Hardley, Norfolk, England.

Notes for JAMES CARVER:

Richard Carver has given me a trannscribed copy of James deed and indenture (1791) to pay his brothers and sisters.

The indenture states that Frances will be paid 14 and 8 shillings per annum in four equal quarterly payments.

The brothers and sisters received a payment of 57 12 shillings and ten pence three farthings each in intstalmenst of five pounds per year.

Notes for MARY SHRIEVE:

Jean Bellmay's pedigree contains details of Mary Shriebe's siblings.