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1647 probate of will of Richard Jackson Middleton. NOTE- The inventory of his assets was dated 1641, although the probate cover sheet says 1647, and the will itself was dated 1638. The BAINBRIGGE family, mentioned in this will, intermarried with various branches of the JACKSONs of Kirkby Lonsdale families - notably,with an OTWAY and a NORTH intermarriage. There were likely others that we will unravel in the fullness of time.
NAMES
: Richard JACKSON; Mrs. JACKSON; John JACKSON; Isobel JACKSON; John THIRNBECK; Thomas BAINBRIGGE [aka BANBRIGGE]; Richard BAINBRIGGE; John BAINBRIGGE; Edward BAINBRIGGE; Alice BAINBRIGGE. PLACES: Middleton, Kendal, Westmorland.
Sharon Oddie Brown. March 2, 2016

 

 

NOTE: The Registers of Middleton in Lonsdale include the names of many JACKSONs, as well as other surnames mentioned in this will. I have extracted and posted parts of them on my site. Although the register starts later than the date of this will, there may be leads there (or not). I have also appended two wills there which might shed further light on the interconnections of the BAINBRIGGE and JACKSON families.

 

Thanks to Jan Waugh for the transcription and annotation of this will. If there are any errors in the footnotes, and there may be, they are mine.

 

The 26th of August 1638.

In the name of God Amen, I Richard Jackson[1] of Midleton[2] in the Countie of Westmorland, yeoman, being sicke in bodie, yet of good and p(er)fect memorie, I praise my God, doe make this my last will & testament in manor and forme following, that is to say, I comitt and comend my soule into the hands of Almightie God, trusting by and through the meritts, death and (x)crucifiction of Jesus Christ my Redeemer, my sinnes to be forgiven me and my bodie to be buryed in my Parish Church yard neare to the place where my wife[3] was laid as the ground will p(er)mitt.  Item my will and mind is that all my goods moveable and unmoveable shalbe and towards the paiement of my debts, soe farr as they will extend, saveing and excepting two payre of bedsteads, two chists, one meale arke and the presser, all which I give to my sone John Jackson[4].  And also one d(  ) cowe which I reserve to my sister Issabell Jackson[5], and after her decease the said d(  ) cowe To be unto my said sone or his assignes.  Alsoe it is my will & mind that if my ( )goods will not extend to the full discharge of my debts, that I give power unto John Thirnbecke[6] & Thomas Bainbrigg (Bainbridge)[7] to lett and to farme lett all my tennement  for and dureing my sones non age provided allwaies that he and my sister Issabell have some reasonable meanes forth of it towards their maintenance and if my said debts be not discharged when my sonne shall accomplish the age of one and twentie yeares that what is then unpaied my sonne the Remainder, but if my said sonne doe dye before he come to the age aforesaid or that he shall die yssulesse lawfully begotten by his owne bodie, then it is my will and mind that Richard Bainbrigg[8] second sonne of my Cousen Thomas Bainbirgg shall have and (  ) my said tenement to him & his heires for ( )ner freeing and dischardging all my debts if anie be undischarged.  Executor of this my last will and testament I ordaine and make my sone John Jackson.  Supervisors hereof I appoint my trustie freind John Thirnbecke and my cousen Thomas Bainbrigg and as my trust is in them to see this my will trulie p(er)formed.  And I give to either of them for their paines vj s. viij d.  In witness whereof I the said Richard Jackson have hereunto sett my hand and seale the daie and yeare first above written and before the sealeing hereof it is my will and mind and I give to John Bainbrigg[9], Richard Bainbrigg, Edward Bainbrigg[10] and Alice Bainbrigge[11], my cousen Thomas' children, to everie one of them iij s apeece.

Probate 1647

 

NOTE: There are a number of other BAINBRIGGE bits that I am including here because they have significance elsewhere. I have also added the names of those BANBRIGGEs who attended Christ’s College to the page where I had listed all the JACKSONs.

 

·       1604 Inquest taken at Kirbye Kendall 1 Septr, 2 James I (1604) before Henry Sandes Escheator in co. Westmorland, by the oath etc., who say that: Christopher Bainbrigg esquire (in recte, clerk.) was seised on the day he died in his demesne as of fee of two messuages or tenements called Hayberland and Wardland and divers acres of arable land meadow and pasture thereto belonging in Midelton, and of two other messuages or tenements in Midelton and divers acres of arable meadow and pasture thereto belonging, and a close there called "le Hall terne," otherwise "le Terne closse," containing five acres, and of two messuages or tenements in Manserghe and divers acres of arable meadow and pasture thereto belonging, and certain other lands tenements and hereditaments in Manserghe called "Haslerig" containing 30 acres.Christopher Bainbrigg died 29 May last (1604) and [Edward] Bainbrigg is his son and nearest heir aged now [20] years six months. Court of Wards Inq. p. mort., vol. 28, n. 2.British History on Line.

·       in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. September 2004; published online September 2004. Reference Entry. Subjects: biography; history. 767 words.Bainbridge [Bainbrigg], Thomas (bap. 1574, d. 1646), college head, was the son of Edward Bainbrig (c.1508-1584), clothier of Hawkin Hall, Middleton, in Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland. Thomas,...

  • DPRI/1/1604/B1 Durham Probate Records: pre-1858 original wills and inventories (1600-1625) Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
    Henrie BAINBRIGE, of parish of Middleton in Teasdale (Teasdaill) [Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham]; also spelt Bainbrigg, Bainbridge
    An inventory for £14 6s 8d was exhibited by Philipp Bainbrigg, one of the next of kin and who had claimed administration: £7 of the discharge was paid to Philipp Bainbrigg at the order of the judge.
    • DPRI/1/1604/B1/1   undated
      account
      account of Anne Turner, cousin and administratrix; admitted, 18 Aug 1604
  • Roger BAINEBRIGGE, of towneshipp and parishe of Midelton (Middleton, Midleton in Teasdall) [Middleton in Teesdale, County Durham]; also spelt Bainbrigg, Bainbrigge
  • DPRI/1/1602/B2/1-2   20 February 1602
    will
    with inventory, 14 March 1602, actual total £61 13s 10d (with account of debts and funeral expenses of £8 3s 4d)
    Subscribed: witnesses sworn; probate granted to Alice Bainbrigge, relict, also for the use of her son [David Bainbrigge], executors, 28 Mar 1602; two sureties named. Endorsed: proved.

NOTE: WIth the slippage in spelling in the 1500s and 1600s, I do not know if BAINBRIGGE and BORDRIGGE names are versions of one another (or are totally unrelated). The family of Bordrigge are said to have been lords of Whittington in the last century; and James Bordrigge, in 17 Charles I. (1641), had estates in Tunstall, Burrowe, and Whittington." An heiress of this family married Richard North, esq., a descendant of the Norths of Docker, and ancestor of the present lord of the manor. SOURCE: The History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster, Volume 2. edited by William Robert Whatton, John Harland, Brooke Herford [My Note: It was actually Oliver NORTH (1712-1761) who married Alice BORDRIGGE. He was a cousin of Abigail JACKSON (1683-1783), sister of Rev. Robert JACKSON (d. 1726). The NORTH family ended up with all the JACKSON property in Kirkby Lonsdale as well as many of the properties in Ireland.]

 

Possible LDS links

MARRIAGE 1 ?

Rici. Jackson and Jennet Battye mar 15 Aug 1619 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS  I03668-3    1471665

CHRISTENINGS: Johis son of Rici. Jackson chr 9 Jul 1620  Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS I03668-3  1471665

 

BURIAL  wife

(  ), wife of Richardi Jackson bur 28 Oct 1628 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS I03668-3 1471665

 

MARRIAGE 2?   (this son John fits the will)

Richard Jackson and (  ) married prior to 1629

CHRISTENINGS:

Tho., son of Rici. Jackson chr 13 Sep 1629 Kirkby-Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS  I036683  1471665

Johis, son of Ricdi. Jackson chr 26 Dec 1630 Kirkby-Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS  I036683  1471665

 

DEATH

(  ), wife of Richard Jackson died bef 1638 will

 

BURIAL NOTE- The inventory of his assets was dated 1641, although the probate cover sheet says 1647, and the will itself was dated 1638. This burial date is a fit with the date of the inventory.

Ricardi Jackson bur 25 May 1641 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665

 

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In looking for a Richard & Isabel, bro. and sister...

 

CAUTION: The names of children listed below are likely the offspring of more than one John JACKSON, or even children of a Joseph JACKSON. They are no more than a starting point for finding the possible offspring of John JACKSON, son of the Richard JACKSON of this will

 

MARRIAGE

Johis. Jackson and (  ) married prior to

ch

Johis., son of Johis. Jackson chr 18 Jul 1570 Kirkby-Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS  I036681 1471665

(  ), son of Johis. Jackson bur 1 Oct 1571 Kirkby-Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS  I036681 1471665

Esabelle dau of Johis Jackson chr 25 Nov 1572 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665

Isabelle dau of Johis Jackson chr 7 Jan 1572[/3 ]Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665

Isabella, dau of Johis Jackson bur 6 Jan 1580 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665

Margret, dau of Johis Jacksonchr 24 Oct 1575 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665

Lenarde, son of Johis Jackson chr 11 Jul 1577 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665

Richardi son of Johis Jackson chr 2 Oct 1578 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665

Isabella, dau of Johis Jackson chr 18 Jul 1581 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665

Isabellae, dau of John Jackson bur 6 Jan 1581[/2] Kirkby-Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS  I036681 1471665

 

BURIAL  wife ?

Mrs. (  ), wife of Johis. Jackson bur 15 Mar 1605 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665

 

 



[1] Richard JACKSON (?-1641). The date of the will was 1638, the cover sheet says 1647, but since the inventory was done on 1641, it makes sense to match with a 1641 burial. Why the probate was delayed is anybody’s guess. Was that when his son came of age? When his sister died? Because someone was contesting it? A clerk put it in the wrong pile?

·       Ricardi Jackson bur 25 May 1641 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland  LDS I03668-8  1471665.

·       He would have been a farmer of the yeoman class. There is no mention of silver or plate.

·       He mentions his cousin Thomas BAINBRIGG. If they were first cousins, then it is likely that one of the brothers of Thomas BAINBRIGG’s father Edward BAINBRIGG had a daughter who married a JACKSON. Edward BAINBRIGG had two known brothers: James BAINBRIG & Brian BAINBRIG. At present, nothing is known of possible daughters.

[2] Midleton aka Middleton, Barony of Kendal, Westmoreland.

[3] Mrs. JACKSON  (?-1628?). There are a few possibilities:

  • MARRIAGE: Rici. Jackson and Jennet Battye mar 15 Aug 1619 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS  I03668-3    1471665
  • BURIAL (  ), wife of Richardi Jackson bur 28 Oct 1628 Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS I03668-3 1471665

[4] John JACKSON (born btw 1618-1638). This is a possible fit.

·       BAPTISM: Johis son of Rici. Jackson chr 9 Jul 1620  Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmoreland  LDS I03668-3  1471665

[5] Issable JACKSON aka Isobel. She seems to be an unmarried sister (although sister-in-laws were often referred to as “sister”, this kind of relationship with Richard JACKSON seems less likely given the context). She may have come to live in the family home after Richard JACKSON’s death to take care of things until John JACKSON was older.

[6] John THIRNBECK (?-1641)

·       John Thirnbecke long before his death was seised in his demesne as of fee of one messuage and tenement in Middleton in a place there called "le Ellers" with the barns, houses, buildings and gardens thereto belonging and eight acres of land, four acres meadow, eight acres pasture, 40 acres furze and heath and common of pasture for all cattle in Middleton. So seised he in consideration of his love for his son Christopher Thirnbecke and for £70 paid to him by the said Christopher by his charter 22 August, 1626, granted to said Christopher all his said messuages and lands in "le Ellers" of the ancient rent of 19s. then in his own tenure and occupation and all the houses buildings, lands etc., etc., thereto belonging. To have and to hold to Christopher his heirs and assigns for ever, except and reserved to said John Thirnbecke a moiety and half part of the said messuage, lands and other the premises.

Premises held of the king as of his manor of Kendall Castle called "le Marquis Fee" in free socage by fealty and payment of 2d. yearly for all services and are worth yearly clear 10s.

Christopher Thrinbecke so being seised died 16 Decr. 1638, and his father John Thirnbecke afterwards died on 17 March last (1640–1).

John Thirnbecke son and heir of the said Christopher, was and is nearest heir of said John Thirnbecke deceased and he is aged two years and eleven months [NOTE: this was in 1641]. Chan. Inq. p. mort., ser. ii, vol. 702, n. 50.

 British History on Line.

[7] Thomas BAINBRIGGE (b 1603-4 - ?). He was a son of Edward BAINBRIG (?-1616), a glover of Kirkby Lonsdale who in turn was a son of Richard BAINBRIG and Margaret of the Gill, Firbank. Edward BAINBRIG died in 1616 (with a will), and his wife Alice [surname?] who he married Feb 10, 1592/3 died 1631 (with a will). Perhaps Alice was a JACKSON. There are a couple of wonderful BAINBRIGGE resources made available by the Archaeology Data Service:

·       Bainbrig of Hawkin in Middleton, Westmoreland. Rev. R. Percival Brown, Vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale.  July 5, 1923. There is a lot of useful material here with respect to BAINBRIGGE mentions in other JACKSON documents.

·       Thomas Langdon and his Tradition of Learning. Rev. R. Percival Brown, Vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale April 23, 1925. This paper validates and reflects the relationships as described in this will:

o   On page 4, there is a pedigree chart showing Thomas BAINBRIG (born Feb 1603-4) = Alice FAWCETT (d 1657) and their children included Alice (b 1632), John (b Jan 1633-4), Richard (2nd son – b. May 1636) at Christ College, Cambridge in 1658… then in Holy Orders) & Edward (b. 1638). There was also a son named Thomas who was born and died in 1640.

o   On page 46, another pedigree records another BAINBRIGGE-JACKSON link: Hugh JACKSON=Isobel BAINBRIGGE, children: Miles JACKSON (b 1588) & Margaret JACKSON & George JACKSON.

[8] Richard BAINBRIGG. (2nd son – b. May 1636) at Christ College, Cambridge in 1658… then in Holy Orders). SOURCE: Thomas Langdon and his Tradition of Learning. Rev. R. Percival Brown, Vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale April 23, 1925.

  • Bainbrigge, Richard : son of Thomas : bom at Kirkby Lonsdale. School : Kirkby Lonsdale, under Mr Jackson. Admitted sizar under Mr Anderson 5 June 1655.  Age 18. [NOTE: B abt 1637]. B.A. 1658 Mids.; M.A. 1667. Not easily identifiable. One (M.A.)  vicar of Kippax, Yorks., 3 Feb. 167|, patron, the Crown. One vicar of  Littlebury, Essex 27 May 1672, patron, the rector: resigned in 1673/4; and  was perhaps vicar of Witchford, Isle of Ely 1673-1701 ; but probably this  was the son of Ri. Bainbridge of Haddenham, and (perhaps) M.A. (Trin.)  1671. Before 1669 and in 1679 a Mr Bainbridge was master of Holt School,  whence he sent Nic. Banbridge, of Durham, to Christ's in 1669 : I think this  man the most likely. SOURCE: Biographical Register of Christ’s College 1505-1905. And of the Earlier Foundation God’s House. 1448-1505. Compiled by John Peile. Vol I 1448-1665.

·       There is a pedigree chart showing Thomas BAINBRIG (born Feb 1603-4) = Alice FAWCETT (d 1657) and they had Alice (b 1632), John (b Jan 1633-4), Richard (2nd son – b. May 1636) at Christ College, Cambridge in 1658… then in Holy Orders) & Edward (b. 1638). There was also a son named Thomas who was born and died in 1640. SOURCE: Thomas Langdon and his Tradition of Learning. Rev. R. Percival Brown, Vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale April 23, 1925, p.4.

[9] John BAINBRIGGE:

·       There is a pedigree chart showing Thomas BAINBRIG (born Feb 1603-4) = Alice FAWCETT (d 1657) and they had Alice (b 1632), John (b Jan 1633-4), Richard (2nd son – b. May 1636) at Christ College, Cambridge in 1658… then in Holy Orders) & Edward (b. 1638). There was also a son named Thomas who was born and died in 1640. SOURCE: Thomas Langdon and his Tradition of Learning. Rev. R. Percival Brown, Vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale April 23, 1925, p. 4.

[10] Edward BAINBRIGGE:

·       there is a pedigree chart showing Thomas BAINBRIG (born Feb 1603-4) = Alice FAWCETT (d 1657) and they had Alice (b 1632), John (b Jan 1633-4), Richard (2nd son – b. May 1636) at Christ College, Cambridge in BA 1658 MA 1667 then in Holy Orders) & Edward (b. 1638). There was also a son named Thomas who was born and died in 1640. SOURCE: Thomas Langdon and his Tradition of Learning. Rev. R. Percival Brown, Vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale April 23, 1925, p. 4.

[11] Alice BAINBRIGGE.

·       There is a pedigree chart showing Thomas BAINBRIG (born Feb 1603-4) = Alice FAWCETT (d 1657) and they had Alice (b 1632), John (b Jan 1633-4), Richard (2nd son – b. May 1636) at Christ College, Cambridge in 1658… then in Holy Orders) & Edward (b. 1638). There was also a son named Thomas who was born and died in 1640. SOURCE: Thomas Langdon and his Tradition of Learning. Rev. R. Percival Brown, Vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale April 23, 1925, p. 4.

 

 

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