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thomas hedding[1, 2, 3]

Male 1721 - 1798  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name thomas hedding 
    Christened 20 Aug 1721  wantage Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Occupation husbandman 
    Probate Will 1804  [6
    Possessions in W 1758 
    Reference Number T072 
    Residence Grove 
    Buried 14 Feb 1798  wantage Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I2825  Hidden | Descendants of John Hidden of Lambourn b. bef 1590
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 

    Father thomas heading,   c. 2 Oct 1681, wantage Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 29 Sep 1756, wantage Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother jane,   bur. 22 Apr 1748, wantage Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family elizabeth wicks,   c. 6 Dec 1730, chieveley ? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 Jul 1751  wantage Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • It is possible that this couple had at least one other child whose bapt has not been recorded as there is a record of the marriage of Martha Heading spinster of Grove in 1771. A probable dob for Martha would be about 1750.
      It is possible that Martha was illegitimate.
    Children 
     1. william heading,   c. 9 Aug 1752, wantage Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 18 Mar 1818, wantage Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     2. martha heading,   b. Abt 1753,   bur. sunningwell 12/3/1802 Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. sarah heading,   c. 27 Jul 1757, wantage Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 4 May 1779, wantage Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He married Elizabeth Wicks in 1751 at Wantage, when he was 30 years of age. It is probable that Elizabeth was born in Chiveley in 1730 (but there are many other possibilities). He had a son bapt at Wantage in 1752 and a daughter bapt there in 1757. He is the main beneficiary in the will of his father (dated 1755, proved 1758). His father leaves him all his real estate and personality and makes him the sole executor.
      His own will is dated 1789, and he died in 1798, but the will was not proved until 1804. His wife is the sole beneficiary and executrix. The grant of probate in the PCC was to the executrix. The delay of 6 years before the will was proved may have arisen because he made no provision for his son and heir.
      Thomas was buried at Wantage in 1798, when he is described as 'very old'. (he would in fact have been aged 77)

  • Sources 
    1. [S5918] Parish Register OR Original, Recno:8135 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:8135 bapt Date: 9 Aug 1752 Parish:wantage ]
      william hedding son of thomas and elizabeth born 20 july

    2. [S5918] Parish Register OR Original, Recno:8136 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:8136 bapt Date: 27 Jul 1757 Parish:wantage ]
      sarah heding dau of thomas and elizabeth born 15 july

    3. [S5293] Probate Abstract dean & canons of windsor, Recno:6796 (Reliability: 2).
      [Recno:6796 Edesc:will Date: 8 Feb 1758 ]
      Will of thomas heading of grove, yeoman
      To my dau wife of john yeates of grove blacksmith, 60. To my grand-daughters elizabeth and mary yeates 10 each at the age of 21 yrs. to my son thomas heading all my messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and also my goods, chattels, and personal estate and to be sole executor. Signed thomas heading (with seal). dated 24 jan 1755. Wit: willm church, thomas whithorn, tho butler
      Probate granted 8 feb 1758

    4. .
      The OFHS transcript gives this entry as Thomas Redding s/o Thomas & Jane. This is clearly an error.

    5. [S5918] Parish Register OR Original, Recno:8120 (Reliability: 3).
      [Recno:8120 bapt Date: 20 Aug 1721 Parish:wantage ]
      thomas hedding son of thomas and jane

    6. [S5280] Probate Abstract PCC, Recno:16575.
      [Recno:16575 Date: 30 Jul 1804 Parish:wantage ]
      Will of Thomas Heading of Grove, Berkshire, husbandman
      To wife Elizabeth Heading all estates, lands, tenements, with all goods and chattels, her heirs and assigns.
      Wife to be sole executrix. Dated 13 Oct 1789
      Wit: John Walker, Ann Walker, R.Taylor
      Probate 30 july 1804 to executrix

    7. [S5995] Parish Register TS Oxford FHS, Recno:11631 (Reliability: 2).
      [Recno:11631 bur Date: 14 Feb 1798 Parish:wantage ]
      thomas heading, very old

    8. [S5995] Parish Register TS Oxford FHS, Recno:9472.
      [Recno:9472 marr Date: 6 Jul 1751 Parish:wantage ]
      thomas hedding and elizabeth wicks