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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Centenarians of Pinner


This Stone
was Erected by Private Subscription
in Memory of
Betty
Widow of William Evans of this Parish
and
Daughter of William and Ann Weatherly
Born at Ruislip 27th April
1751
Died at Pinner 10th August
1853
Aged 102 Years

I could find no further information regarding Betty Evans or why this stone was erected by private subscription for her. 
However there are three other centenarians buried in the Churchyard of St. John the Baptist in Pinner, Middlesex : William Kenelsby who died in 1775 aged 118 Years and of whom I wrote of in my previous post.
The others are Ann Winfield of Ruislip who died in 1851 aged 100 Years and Charles James who died in 1923 aged 102 Years. however I could not locate their burial sites in the churchyard.












Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Retired at the Age of 112 ~ Died Aged 118 Years Old



William Kenelsby
Died Nov. 7th 1775
Aged 118 Years

Willian Kenelsby was for many years a servant for Lord Henry Beauclerk's family. He retired from service in 1769 at the age of 112 years old.
His wooden headboard stands in the Churchyard of St. John the Baptist, Pinner, Middlesex.
I could find no further information on this gentleman, but only the following on Lord Henry Beauclerk whom he worked for.......

Lord Henry Beauclerk was born 11th August 1701 and was the fourth son of the first Duke of St. Albans, Hertfordshire. 
Henry's first commission at the age of 16 was that of an Ensign in the 31st Foot. 
Ten years later he became a Captain of the 3rd Foot and went on to become the Colonel of the 48th Regiment  at the age of 42. 
He returned to his first Regiment two years later when King George II appointed him Colonel of the 31st Foot. 
He retired from the Army after an argument with the Duke of Cumberland.

Lord Henry Beauclerk became a member of Parliament for Plymouth 1740 ~ 41 and for Thetford 1741 ~ 1761 on the interest of his kinsman the Duke of Grafton.
In 1759 Lady Beauclerk wrote to the Duke of Newcastle asking for financial assistance.
On the 5th January 1761 Henry Beauclerk died and his widow was granted a pension of £400 per year.











Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Wednesday's Children

Standing along the path at the side of St. John the Baptist in Pinner, are the headstones of the  Hill and Weall families, their similarity in style and close proximity could suggest they may have been related.
However, the one thing they do share is the sad loss of their daughters.

The four headstones on the left belong to the Hill's and the two on the right are the Weall's 


Here Lyeth
the Body of
Jane Hill, Daughter of
Daniel & Susanna Hill
of this Parish
who departed this life
3rd June 1803
in the 8th Year of her Age


Here Lyeth
the Body of
Ann Hill, Daughter of
Daniel & Susanna Hill
of this Parish
who departed this life
29th October 1800
In the 14th Year of her Age


Here Lyeth
the Body of
Mary Weall Daughter of
John and Mary Weall
of this Parish
who departed this life
4th September 1800
Aged 8 Years







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