Elizabeth Perry1,2

#11865, (circa 1755-April 1835)
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Elizabeth Perry was born circa 1755.

She married Thomas Darby, son of Richard Darby and Sarah Peachy, at St. Peter's on Monday, 14 September 1778 at Roydon, Essex.1,3 The church has walls of flint and rubble, and probably dates back to at least 1260. Historically, Roydon was a parish of scattered farms and cottages, with open fields and common meadows. There were 105 ratepayers named in 1734, and the population was 667 in 1801. On the north and west, rivers form the parish and county boundaries.4

Elizabeth Darby was a witness at the wedding of George Darby and Elizabeth Aylott at All Saints and Saint John on Tuesday, 22 April 1800 at Hertford.5

In Thomas Darby's will on 9 July 1830 Elizabeth Darby, Ann Darby, Richard Darby, James Darby, Hannah Darby, George Darby, Elizabeth Perry and Sarah Darby were named as heirs. The will specified that all of his posessions were to go to his wife, and then after her death it was to all be sold and divided amongst his children equally..6

In the codicil to Thomas Darby's will on 5 August 1830 Elizabeth Darby, Ann Darby, Richard Darby, James Darby, Hannah Darby, George Darby, Elizabeth Perry, Elizabeth Darby and Sarah Darby were named as heirs. The codicil added that after the will was executed his children were to each generally pay 20 pounds each back to his executors, who would then divide the amount into three and give the resulting amount "for the use of my children which are these three William Darby, Elizabeth Brown and Susannah Bush for their own use and benefit in addition to their shares as before mentioned they not having had so much assistance from me". It is suspected that Thomas did not actually have a daughter Susannah, but referred to another close member of his family. He also bequeathed 40 pounds to the maintenance of Elizabeth, the daughter of his late son Benjamin..6

Thomas Darby's will was probated on 9 August 1833. Thomas' wife Elizabeth died less than three years later, and his property was sold (and presumably the proceeds divided up as he specified) in accordance with his will and codicil..7

Elizabeth died in April 1835.1,8 She was buried on 25 April 1835 at St. Dunstan's churchyard, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire.8 "About two miles north-east from Stanstead, in the same hundred (Braughin), stands the pleasant village of Hunsdon, in the parish of its name. From the church, and other positions in the neighbourhood, some beautiful views may be obtained, including the course of the Stort to join the Lea ... The parish [1839] contains about 600 inhabitants." The church stands close to Hunsdon House, nearly a mile south of the village. The walls are of flint rubble with stone dressings, the south chapel being built of brick. This church possesses some exceptionally good details of fittings of the 16th and 17th centuries.9

Children of Elizabeth Perry and Thomas Darby

Children
Last Edited20 Nov 2012

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
c 1755Birth
1778MarriageSt. Peter's, Roydon, Essex1,3
1835Death1,8
1835BurialSt. Dunstan's churchyard, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire8
ChartsDarby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby

Citations

  1. [S468] Website The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Probate 11/1820 Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire.
  2. [S235] Parish Registers- All Saints & Saint John, Batch/Film M072421, Serial/Sheet 0849 (for first name).
  3. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 15th Oct 2012.
  4. [S582] W. R. Powell (editor) A History of the County of Essex: Volume 4 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=534
  5. [S463] Website Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) (https://familysearch.org) England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N2T9-N5W : accessed 23 May 2014), George Darby and Elizabeth Aylott, 22 Apr 1800; citing All Saints And Saint John,Hertford,Hertford,England, reference ; FHL microfilm 991313.
  6. [S468] Website The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire, 09 August 1833, Reference: PROB 11/1820/9 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details).
  7. [S468] Website The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire, 09 August 1833, Reference: PROB 11/1820/9 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details).
  8. [S499] Website Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page p.287.
  9. [S581] William Page A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=306
  10. [S468] Website The National Archives, England (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk) Will of Thomas Darby, Farmer of Hunsdon Lodge , Hertfordshire Reference: PROB 11/1820/9 (http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/SearchUI/Details).