References in early documents to the Shrapnells and their family
of Henry Shrapnell (1605-1681) died aged aged 76|
In the Name of God Amen I Henry Shrapnell the elder of Bradford in the county of Wiltshire, Cooper . to be decently buried in the Church yard at Bradford I give and bequeath unto my son Henry one shilling, I give unto my daughter Mary Deverell the wife of Anthony Deverell one shilling. I give unto the four children of my daughter Rebecca Alderwicke the sums of five shillings a year of good money. I give unto my daughter Edith Hodges, wife of John Hodges one shilling. I give unto my daughter Alice Marvin, wife of Robert Marvin one shilling And my will so that forty shillings which there fore Robert Marvin with unto me shall be equally divided between his two children I give unto my grandchild Hanna Shrapnell, daughter of John Shrapnell, one bed, Bolster, two pillows, two coverlets, two blankets, curtains and vallens, one chest, one Joyns Chair, one Joyn Stool, one pair of Andyers, Fire pans and Tongs and one skillett. I give unto my daughter Ann Webb, wife of Francis Webb the sum of ten shillings of good money and I give unto Sarah Webb, my Grandchild one chest now in the possession of the aforesaid Francis Webb All the rest and residue of my personal estate, goods and chattels, what nature sooner any where to be found, or had, not herein before given and bequeathed I do give unto my son John Shrapnell of Trowbridge, in the County of Wiltshire, Cooper, Henry Shrapnelll 1681
of Henry Shrapnell (1625-1688) died aged aged 63|
In the name of God Amen the last will & testament of Henry Shrapnell of Bradford in the County of Wilts, Cooper made & signed the 19th day of April A.D. 1688 in manner & form following ... unto Ann my dear & loving wife I give & bequeath all the goods & various stuff that was hers before our Marriage and brought to Bradford and unto her also I give & bequeath the sum of £150 of gold . That what money is owed my wife at Taunton . a mortgage in Melksham ..that theses bonds in my name or Hobards name Also unto my said wife I give and bequeath all such provision I shall have in my house towards house keeping at the day of my decease together with all wood for .. For the fine and my will is further that so long by me after my decease as my wife shall continue in Bradford she shall have the use of any of my household goods as are fitting for her house keeping leaving the same to my son Noah at her marriage or from thence unto my son Zachariah to give and bequeath my ground called Puddocks for all my therein paying out of the same pounds of lawful money of England unto the first child that my daughter Elizabeth shall have he attain the age of one & twenty years and he or his executors shall not then pay the same ten pounds to such child then in my will that child shall from thence forth have & to hold ground for at for me then to thereon item unto my daughter Elizabeth I give and bequeath one broad piece of gold and unto my daughter in law .. Buckthought I give & bequeath a gunny and unto her brother Robert's two children I give & bequeath ten shillings a piece and unto a widower viz, Ann Batchellor, Mary Ruth, Mary Rogers & Alice Holbrook Henry Shrapnell
of John Hodges, father in law of William Kendall, 1715|
I John Hodges of Ashley in the Parish of Bradford in the County of Wiltshire, Serge maker,
I give unto my daughter Mary Kendall and her assigns all that my tiled houses at Ashley in the parish of Bradford and all that Close of Ground called House Croft and Street Closes
Item I give to my daughter in law Mary Hodges the house that Richard Hollyday lives in on Morgans Hill
Item I give to Mary Kendall, daughter of William Kendall and her assigns all that the House that George Foxell (?) lives in on Morgans Hill and backside and way there to belonging during the term that is on if thee paying the Lord sent to Mr Shrapnell and also I give to the said Mary £10 in money.
Item I give to my son in law William Kendall and Mary his wife the House that Mr Mathew Smith lives in on Morgans Hill
I give to the said William Kendall the furnace and boiler of mine that is in the brewhouse thereof belonging also I give him £5 in money.
Item I give unto John Kendall , son of William Kendall the house and Garden and all the Ground below the wall, that William Kelston lives in Bearfield to him and his heirs for ever and also I give to said John the Loom that is in the said house and 40 shillings in money.
Item I give unto Edith , now daughter of the said William Kendall the House and garden that John Hawkins lives in Bearfield.
I do nominate and appoint my daughter Mary Kendall to be whole and sole executrix of this my last will and testatment .. Thomas Bush, John Brouse and John Willett to be Trustess of this is my last will and Testament unto whom I do give 5 shillings appoint in Witness whereof I do hereunto lett my hand and seal this second day of January 1715, sealed, signed and published in presence of Edward Baily, Thomas Holbrook, Thomas Bush Jnr.
of Zachariah Shrapnell ( 1662-1723)died aged aged 61
have already given to my Niece Elizabeth Davis another of the said Daughters of
the said Noah Shrapnell on her Marriage with Henry Davis of Frampton Cotterell
in the County of Gloucester, Gentleman
Marriage Settlement between Zacahriah Shrapnell(1694-1761) and Elizabeth Minifree
(1726-1797) of Staplegrove Jas. Minifie, Sergemaker of Staplegrove, near Taunton,
Somerset.(W.R.O. 212b - 489)|
Marriage settlement for the wedding of Zaccariah Shrapnell to Elizabeth Minifree
Will of Zachariah Shrapnel (1724-1796) died aged 72 |
I Zachariah Shrapnel of Bradford in the County of Wilts. Esq. I give and devise unto my good friends Richard Atwood of Turleigh in the Parish of Bradford, Esq. and Joseph Smith of Bradford aforesaid Gentleman and their heirs all that
my mansion House wherein I now Dwell situate and being in St. Margaret's Street in Bradford aforesaid together with the offices, Garden, Paddock, Stable, Chaise House and appurtenances hereunto belonging and near adjoining.
Also all that Messuage or tenement near adjoining to the said Mansion House in St. Margaret's Street aforesaid with New Workshop and other Appurtenances thereunto belonging now in the Occupation and Renting of Benjamin Richardson, Cloth worker.
Also all that Messuage or Tenement Situate at the Bottom of a place called "Nowhere Lane" in Bradford aforesaid with the New Building adjoining and Appurtenances belonging now in the occupation and renting of Richard Sheppard
and also those several Quit or reserved Rents issuing and payable out of the divers tenements being in St. Margaret's Hill in Bradford aforesaid.
Also all those scattered or dispersed Lands commonly called Beggars Bush , Little Field and Tyning, Prentite(?) Land, Baily's Barn, figure(?) Winter Leaze and Raynard in Bradford and in adjoining Parishes and now in occupation of Thomas Harding, James Biggs and Farmer Crook(?) and some of those in my own occupation
Also all those three tenements with the two closes of Pasture grounds there to belonging with Right of Common appertaining situate and being in Bradford Leigh in the Parish of Bradford aforesaid and now in the occupation of Edward Prare(?)
and all those two closes of Pasture Land situate and being at Camberwell in the said Parish of Bradford and now in the occupation of Posthumous Bush
and also all that my estate and farm called Midway Farm together with the farm house and Mansion House adjoining Offices, Barns ,Stables, Outhouses, Buildings, Gardens, Orchards, Closes, Lands,.. and parcels of land, herediaments and appurtenances there to belonging and appertaining, situate and being in the Several Parishes of Bradford and Wingfield and Westwood in the said County of Wilts and of Hungerford Farleigh in the County of Somerset and now in the occupation of John Coles Baily as Tenant of the said farm ....immediately after the Decease of my said Dear Wife to the use of my said son Henry Shrapnel, Captain in the Royal Artillery
... to the use of my daughter Elizabeth Warren and her assigns for and during the term of her Natural Life term of her natural Life with like power to my said trustees for preserving .. remainder of aforesaid anf from and after the decease of the
said Rachel Biddulph to .. my Grandson Thomas Shrapnell Biddulph
St Margarets Street, Morgan`s Hill and Nowhere Lane in Bradford aforesaid
and now in the Occupation of Renting of the widow Baily, Issac Gibbs, Thomas
Brown, Dr. Browne (Apothecary) James Mead, William Gerrish, Thomas Paul John Holbrook,
land this house stands on was part of that owned by Zachariah Shrapnell, he married
Lydia Needham in 1753, they had several children including two daughters, the
eldest Elizabeth, born 1757 married Rev. William H Warren in 1794. They probably
only had one son in 1795 and called him Zachariah Shrapnell Warren, his mother
died the following year. The Land Tax Assessments for the borough show Zachaiah
Shrapnell assessed on lands of £24, paying £4-16-09 (in 1782), he
died in 1796 and Mrs Shrapnell was the owner the following year, but she also
died that year of 1797. |
In 1798 the properties are shown divided between Henry Shrapnell Esq ., and the Rev. Warren paying £2-10-9d each. No . 8 St. Margaret's Street was part of that owned (in trust no doubt for his son) by Rev. W. N. Warren. The records for the assessment and collection of the Poor Rate and the Church Rate are listed in Streets for the first time from Easter 1808 in the Town.
land Tax 1798
land Tax 1805
Sale of properties by Rev. Zachariah Shrapnell Warren to John Lukin of Grays
This Indenture made the 14thNovember 1823 between Zachariah Shrapnell Warren of Oakham in the County of Rutland Clerk… Gentleman of the second part and John Lukin of Grays Inn Square in… that for ..Estates of and in the … and all reversions and remainders thereupon expectant and expecting and… transferring .. into possession
All those messuages or tenements situate and being in St. Margaret's Street, Morgan's Hill and Nowhere`s Lane in Bradford in the said County of Wiltshire and which are now better known and distinguished as All that piece or parcel of void ground being the .. three messuages or tenements and gardens formerly in the occupation of Thomas Brown, Widow Baily and Isaac Gibbs and afterwards of William Holbrook and William Hanny. But now untenanted the tenements formerly standing thereon that having sometime fallen down and
also all that messuage or tenement yard garden and appurtenants in said Saint Margaret's Street aforesaid formerly occupied by Ebenezer Brown, Apothecary and now by Joseph Mundy
and also that Messuage or tenement situate in Nowhere Lane aforesaid formerly occupied by James Mead and now or late by Malachi Mead
and also all that Messuage or Tenement in Morgans Hill aforesaid formerly in the occupation of … William Gerrish .. afterwards and late of same by Jane Abrahams …..
also all that messuage .. aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Thomas Paul afterwards of James Mead and now of …… mall..
and all those 3 messuages or tenements near adjoining each other on Morgans Hill
aforesaid formerly in the occupation of Jane Sarah Orchard, John Holbrook and Widow Dicks and now of John Gibbs, James Green and Joanna Piles.
and all the new outhouses, edifices, buildings, stables, yards, gardens, cartilages, lands ..and other rights, paths, passages, water, waterworks, rights, liberties, easements, profits, privileges, commodities, advantages, hereditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuages or tenements and hereditaments and promises hereby granted and released or intended so to be any of them respectively belonging or in any way appertaining or accepted, reputed .. to be known that .. used.. or enjoyed as part parcel or member of same or any part thereof respectively and the reversion and reversions remainders yearly and other rents issues, profits and .. of the said several Messuages or tenements land hereditaments and premises hereby granted and released and every part and parcel of the same with their and every of their rights, rights and appurtenances…..
Poor Rates 1808 for No Where Lane
Poor Rates 1815 for No Where Lane
Poor Rates 1827 for No Where Lane
John Long of Tilshead Ldge & Joseph Mundy of Bradford Clothier , 1820 granted by Rev. Zachariah Shrapnell Warren of Oakham , Rutland 20 year lease sum of £4 formerly in the possession of William Hood, but now in possession of Robert Barton N. Side and a house formerly in possession of Ebenezer Brown now Joseph Mundy on or towards south part , rent of 2/- to John Long suit & service to court of John Long kept in Manor of Monkton Farleigh and Cumberwell.
of Title of Messrs H.E.&S.A. Fricker to nos 8 to 13 (inclusive) St. Margarets
Hill, Bradford on Avon. (1899)|
9th October 1866. By Indenture of this date made between Henry Fricker of the Parish of Bradford in Count)-of Wiltshire Painter and Glazier of 1st part Eliza Sedgcbecr of Ore hard leigh in county of Somerset, widow of 2nd Part Edmond George Fricker of Beckington in said county of Somerset, Painter and Glazier & James Augustus Fricker of Rode in said County of Somerset, Painter & Glazier of third part. Reciting that a marriage was intended to be solemnized between said Henry Fricker & E. Sedgebeer & upon treat)' for same it had been agreed that the several goods, chattels & premises should be conveniently assigned to said Edmund George Fricker & Julius Augustus Fricker their heirs, executors and assignees in manner mentioned upon & for the trusts intents & purposes declared concerning same. Here follows witnessed in ... aforesaid Henry Fricker did thereby assign unto said Edmund George Fricker and Julius Augustus Fricker their exs., adds & ass's. First all those 5 cottages or tenements now occupied as 6 cottages or tenements situated lying and being in "Nowhere Lane", Morgans Hill in said parish of Bradford & where were on 1841 Tythe Mapof Said Parish with the No. 485.
Secondly all that plot of ground sited in "Nowhere Lane", Morgans Hill in said parish of Bradford with the messuages or tenements therein erected & built.
All of which said herediaments were more detailed in certain assignments bearing the dates of 15 Oct, 1858,12 July 1860, October izth, 1860. Being the said purchase Deeds of said Herediamerits by said Henry Fricker. And all the estate ofTo hold same unto said Edmund Fricker and Julius Fricker their Exs, Ads, & Ass's for all the residues then- unexpired of the said terms of years then subsisting therein created by the several indres of lease mentioned. In the respective of Assignment above mentioned. At rents & subject to covenants & conditions in the several leases contained on lessees part their exs., ads., & ass's., to be observed upon& for the trusts, intentions & purposes & subject to the powers provisos declared concerning same............
Upon trust to pay to said Elizabeth Sedgebeer if she survived said Henry Fricker out of moneys in hands of said Edmund & Julius Fricker their heirs, executors, etc. £50 , also to Emma Matilda Tucker, the wife of Arthur Tucker the like sum of £50 & also to each of the sons of said Henry Fricker who should be carrying on business of said Henry Fricker at time of his decease the like sum of £50 but if neither of them were carrying on such business they were not to receive same & on payments of such several sums upon trust for said Elizabeth Sedgebeer for her natural life without impeachment of waste & after decease of survivor of them said Henry Fricker & Elizabelh Sedgebeer.
Upon trust for Henry Edmund Fricker, Frederick Daniel Fricker, Julius Augustus Fricker, Sidney Austin Fricker, Ann Sophia Anderson, wife of Joshua Hosier, said E.M. Tucker sons & daughters of said Henry Fricker & Marianne Sedge beer, daughter of said Elizabeth Sedgebeer, their heirs, Executors, etc to be equally divided between them share & share alike as tenants in common & as joint tenants........ ...............................................
Said intended marriage between said Henry Fricker & Elizabeth Sedgeabeer solemnised. 28 th August 1894 Said Edmund George Fricker died18 th May 1887. By his will of this date said Julius Augustus Fricker appointed his wife Elisabeth Fricker his sole Extrix. 16th October 1894 - Said Julius Augustus Fricker died.
7th November 1894 - Said will of Julius Fricker proved in the Wells District Probate Registry by said Elizabeth Fricker.
19th March 1898 . By Indres of this date made between said Elizabeth Fricker of one part and Henry Edmund Fricker of Frome in company of Somerset, Hotel Keeper & Julius Augustus Fricker of Burton Farm in, Wiltshire, Farmer of one part.
And reciting that said Elizabeth Fricker was desirous of being discharged from said trust of said Indre of settlement I had therefore determined to appoint said Henry Edward Fricker & Julius Augustus Fricker to be trustees thereof in manner..
between Henry Fricker and Ann Pickard in 1868|
This indenture made the first day of February 1868 between Henry Fricker of Bradford on Avon, plumber and glazier ( herein called the mortgager of the one part and Anne Pickard of West Ashton in the County of Wiltshire, spinster (herein called the Mortgagee) of the other part Whereas the said Mortgager is seized of or otherwise will entitled to the hereditaments and premises herein after firstly described and intended to be hereby granted and conveyed for an estate of inheritance in fee simple in possession free from all encumbrances and is also possessed of or otherwise well entitled to the premises also hereinafter described and intended to be hereby assigned that is the portion of them herein after secondly described for the residue of a term of 1000 years created by a certain Indenture of Lease dated the first day of February 1695 and the remainder of them hereinafter. described for the residue of another term of 1000 years and having occasion for the sum of £700 hath applied and requested of the said Mortgagee to lend and advance him the same
Firstly all that Messuage or Mansion House now in the possession of the said Mortgager situate lying and being in St Margaret's Street in the town and Parish of Bradford in the County of Wiltshire with the offices gardens paddock stable coach house yard and garden to the same adjoining and belonging and which are marked on the Tithe Map of the said Parish with the numbers 457, 482 and 458 in the Book of Reference to the said map stated to contain together 5 roods and 1 perch (and also all those workshops with the land, outbuildings and erections and premises belonging thereto adjoining the last described hereditaments leading out into Nowhere Lane and numbered 488 and the said Tithe Map and in the said Book of Reference therefore said stated 8 perches and which said workshops formally consisted of three cottages or tenements but have recently been converted into workshops by the said Henry Fricker and which are now in or lately was in his possession and part of the same in the occupation of Charles Long Builder.
And also all those 2 messuages or tenements formally one messuage, also situate in St Margaret's Street aforesaid and adjoining the Mansion House first described with the yard and outhouses to the same belonging no 456 on the same Tithe Map and in the said Book of Reference stated to contain 14 perches)
and also in those 4 tenements or dwelling houses with their yard and garden passage and appurtenances to the same belonging and adjoining on the north side of the Mansion House first described also situated on the same street called St Margaret's Street and numbered 459 on the said Tithe Map and in the said Book of Reference thereto stated to contain 14 perches more or less and now or lately in the several occupations of Thomas Jones, Frederick King, James Holton and one void.
And also all those 2 tenements or dwelling houses with the stable yard, garden and appurtenances to the same belonging in situate lying and being on Morgan's Hill in the said town and Parish of Bradford aforesaid nos. 481 and 483 on the said Tithe Map and in the said Book of Reference hereby stated to contain 8 perches
Secondly All those 4 Cottages or tenements with the plot piece parcel of ground occupied as garden or gardens to the same situate lying and being at a place called the Square on Morgan's Hill in the Town and parish of Bradford in the said County of Wilts now or late in the respective occupation of Joseph Bainton, Robert Jones and William Bainton and the other said
Thirdly and also all those 5 several Messuages or Tenements situate and being at or near Saint Margaret's Hill in the Parish of Bradford aforesaid and adjoining the last described Cottages or Tenements and now or late in the respective occupation of Joseph Austin, William Uncles, Rachel Wheeler, Alfred Bryant and William Hesart(?) And all the rights easements and appurtenances to the said premises respectively belonging to have and to hold the said cottages or tenements gardens, and premises hereinafter or expressed and intended to be unto the said Mortgagee her executors and administrators and assigns for all the residues and remainders now to come and unexpired of the said several terms of 1000 years and 1000 years and subject to the said proviso for redemption hereinafter contained Provided also that the said mortgager his heirs, executors administrators or assigns shall on the 1st august next pay the said mortgagee her executors or administrators or assigns the sum of £700 with interest for the same in the meantime after the rate of £5 for £100 by the year without any deduction or abatement whatsoever except the property or income tax then the Mortgagee signed Henry Fricker and Ann Pickard
on the day of the date of written indenture of and from the within named Anne
Pickard the sum of 700 pounds being the full consideration money within mentioned
and expressed to be paid by her to me signed Henry Fricker witness Henry Shrapnell
that by indenture dated 25th day March 1914
of first part being
Fricker and Sarah Agnes Fricker of second part and John Molton of the third part
within mentioned hereditaments 481 482 483 and part 458 were conveyed to the said
John Molton and his rights to