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Looking for information on WESTON family of Burton Overly, Leicestershire, England

Journal by stephanielett

My name is Stephanie.

I have reason to believe that John WESTON (abt 1555) & Joan SARSON of Burton Overly, Leicestershire were my great x 10 grandparents. John & Joan married in 1580. And after Joans death John married a second time. John was a husbandman and was perhaps comfortably off since when he dies in 1616 he make bequeaths of £151 13s 4d to his second wife and children other than his heir. (In 1610, £151 13s 4d would have the same spending worth of today's £14,845.13)

John & Joan had at least 6 children.

My great x 9 grandfather was their fifth child, Robert. He and his wife Elizabeth also had at least 6 children. He stayed in Burton Overly and was a Miller.

My great x 8 grandfather was his youngest child Edward. He married Catherine HUTCHINSON or HUTCHINGS. They had at least 4 children. Edward & Catherine must have moved to Kibworth Beauchamp since all of their children were baptized there. Their oldest son and heir Richard was bequeathed Edwards his grist mill and 2 houses.

Richard is my great x 7 grandfather. He married Elizabeth WELLS. They had a least 9 children. In his will Richard bequeathed his windmill and homestead at Smeeton Westerby to his eldest son Richard.

I descend through the couples sixth child Robert. He married Keziah GOWARD and they had at least 4 children. They stayed in Kibworth Beauchamp. Robert was also a Miller.

My great x 5 great grandfather was their third child Edward. And although he was also a Miller, he moved first to Ashley Northamptonshire and later to Rothwell, Northamptonshire. When he died in 1841 he bequeathed the bulk of his estate including 3 freehold houses to his daughters Ann WESTON & Maria SHARMAN and £19 19s to his daughter Mary DICKINSON, wife of Thomas DICKINSON of Stanwick.

Mary WESTON and Thomas DICKINSON are my great x grandparents.

Id love to hear from you if any of this sounds familiar and particularly if you are research the same branch of the Weston family.


Vancouver, BC

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on 2011-04-19 15:31:56

stephanielett has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2011. is researching the following names: WESTON.

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