Of the Green Family from Harpole, Northamptonshire their Ancestors and Relatives

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William Seager of Highway Wiltshire - his Will

 William was my 4 xg grandfather, his grand daughter Elizabeth Seager married William Spackman in 1842.

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William Spackman of Clyffe Pypard - his Will - 1614.

 William is believed to be my 9Xg grandfather. His full details can be seen here.

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Henry Spackman of Clyffe Pypard - his Will - 1581

 Henry is believed to be my 10 x g grandfather. Hopefully this will will help in proving this or otherwise. See more about Henry here.

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Henry Spackman of Corsham - his Will

 Henry was my gggg uncle. I have not managed to find details of his daughters. He died in a fire.

The Western Flying Post, Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury - 27 January 1849 - Corsham - Destructive Fire and Loss of Life.
Between five and six o'clock on Wednesday morning, the house in occupation of Mr Spackman, grocer and draper, of Corsham, was discovered to be on fire, and within an hour or two the whole of the premises, together with the extensive stock in trade, account books, furniture &c was one heap of ruins, and Mr Spackman himself a corpse! so much of his body having been consumed by the fire that it was impossible to identify it! The accident, it is supposed, either originated in the back parlour, where there had been a fire on the previous evening, or in the stove leading from the shop into the chimney of the room. Mr Spackman's attention was first called to it by a suffocating smell; he immediately alarmed the family, who, with himself, effected their escape into the street, - the Misses Spackman, who slept at the back part of the house, getting through a trap-door into the adjoining premises. The drum ‎(the usual means of calling the inhabitants together)‎ quickly sounded the alarm, and assistance was soon procured. Within a few minutes the town engine was at work, and another engine was brought from Chippenham; every possible exertion, indeed, was used, but for a long time without effect. The flames spread to the adjoining house, occupied by Mrs T Hulbert, which was also destroyed, together with a large portion of Mrs Hulbert's furniture. Shortly after the engines began to play, there was a tremendous explosion from a quantity of gunpowder which was on the premises, but fortunately without injury to any one. From the combustible nature of the materials, the flames extended across the street, and did damage to the windows of the premises occupied by Miss Fowler and Dr Dyke; and it was only by extraordinary exertion that these premises were saved from destruction, large flakes of fire flying to a considerable distance. Naturally anxious to save some portion of his property, Mr Spackman unfortunately re-entered the house, after the fire had obtained considerable ascendancy, and proceeded to his bedroom, where some valuable papers were kept; but the flames quickly burst forth from the back parlour door, at the foot of the staircase, and prevented his descent. His nephew, at the time, was in the back bedroom, and hearing him apparntly gasping for breath, called upon him to follow him - the nephew at the moment leaping through the window into the garden below. It was to no purpose however. Mr S must have been instantly overpowered by suffocation, and his body was afterwards found immediately under the spot where the floor gave way. His arms were on his chest; but his feet were completely burnt from his legs; and in this state his remains were taken to the Market house, where an Inquest will be held. Mr Spackman was a widower, but has left a large family. His stock, which was valuable, was insured in the Sun Fire Office; but, nevertheless, the loss will be considerable. - The deceased was a zealous member of the Baptist denomination, and has left a family of three children, and a large circle of friends, who deeply mourn his loss. This very shocking affair has cast a gloom over the whole neighbourhood, and will not be soon forgotten by those who witnessed the calamity.

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Will of Stephen Pearce of Compton Chamberlain 1726

 This Will should be read in conjunction with the Will of Sarah Pearce of Little Bedwyn 1754, the widow of Stephen.

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The Will of Sarah Pearce of Little Bedwyn 1754

 Another Pearce will that mentions children and grandchildren, who are also mentioned in Stephen and John's wills below.

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The Will of George Stonehouse of Standen Hussey 1777

 Georges sister Katherine is the wife of Captain John Pearce.

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The Will of William Brown Grocer & Draper of Spratton 1734-1817

 This Will helps to confirm the Wife of Thomas Bunting was not Martha Brown but was Martha Goodfellow.

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John Liddiard of Eastbury - His Will

 John was my gggg grandfather. I've now got two generations further back, his Grandfather William died in 1725 in Lambourne. Why ever are there so many Williams?

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Charles Liddiard Grocer of Wantage - His Will

 Charles seems to have been a very successful person. He was my ggg grandfather.

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