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I found him travelling from Bermuda to NYC on November 4, 1941. He is in several city directories for Taunton up to 1949. Like his father, he was a mason.

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I have only recetnly doscovered that he married just before he was shipped off.


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I was finally able to get a baptism date fro him as a result of information supplied to Irene Connelly from the records kept by the Reverend Rainsberry. Unfortunately, there was nothing about his brother Henry. As well, Cath Black said it was in 1638, not 1636 that he was baptised.

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I say that he died before November 1839 as he is described as her "late father" in Jane Timms' will of November 9, 1839.

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Her will is quite fascinating. It involves a lot of money to be left to her brother Henry Watson, sister Mary Roberts,and her sister's daughter Mary Anne Roberts. There is a lot to do with one thousand pounds sterling owed to her as a result of a instrument dated Juky 11,1832 which also involved an Edward Timms of Cherington: William's brother?

Here is the essence of her will:

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She gives 495 pounds to her brother Henry Watson, but if he predeceases her, then that amount is to be divided equally anoung his children then surviving. if that does not work out, then the 495 pounds is to go to James(?) Jarret of Brailes, Roman Catholic Priest, and John Gillett, horse(?) dealer of Brailes, to invest and hold for the children of her sister Mary Roberts.

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I only know of him because of the will oh his nephew, Henry Timms of Whichford.

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It is strictly a guess that he was the John Timms buried on January 22, 1826. I think that it is more likely that he died in 1877 as the math is better.

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In the 1881 census, he, Clara and son were living in West Ham. He is a music professor.

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They were married by License by Edward Walker, curate. The witnesses were William Baldwin and John Cotes. The very next entry in the marriage register is for Edward Timms and Elizabeth Rouse.

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Her Mi says that there were four children who died as infants

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I am far from certain that I have the right ancestry for this William Timms. I know that a William Timms, married to a Sarah, had the two children set out in his tree. I know that the William Timms of Cherington who was married to Sarah died either in late December 1758 or early January 1759 - he was buried in Whichford on January 4, 1759. I have never found his marriage, although I suspect that it took place somewhere in Oxfordshire: likely Wigginton. I say that as after William died, his widow on June 13, 1763 remarried in Wigginton to a John Hiron of Hook Norton. To my mind, it is likely that she returned to her original place of birth after William died.

I also know that this William Timms on November 13, 1738, took a one year lease of land in Cherington from Richard Bishop. That is the same year that his first child was born. One day later, Richard Bishop gave a release to William Timms of the same land. On August 23, 1745, William Timms mortgaged the same land to Thomas Taylor, Rector, of Ripple, Worcestershire. Then on January 23, 1758, there was a further mortgage by William Timms to Thomas Taylor. This time, the mortgage was signed by both William Timms and William Timms the younger. It was witnessed by Judith Timms, daughter of Edward Timms. This tidbit makes me wonder about who William was. Judith, daughter of Edward Timms had a brother William, who in turn had a son William, but her brother William was married to an Elizabeth Rouse and his son William was far too young to have co-signed a mortgage in 1758. To top it off, there was an assignment in Trust, of a messuage and malthouse in Cherington. 10 May 1760, to a Thomas Taylor, rector of Ripple, of the first part, William Timmes of St Andrews Holborn, servant, son of William Timms late of Cherington, yeoman, of the second part, Sarah, relict of the last named, of Wiggington co. Oxon, of the third part, and Richard Dodwell of Shipston on Stour, innholder, of the fourth part.

Of course, none of that determines whose son William Timms was However, given that his first son was named William and his second son was named John, it is likely that his father was named William and his grandfather was named John. That open various possibilities, unfortunately none of them fit