Robert Hand

bap. 04/05/1690 Long Clawson, Leicestershire
bur. 03/05/1766 Long Clawson, Leicestershire


Robert Hand bur. 02/03/1731
Margaret Goodicary
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m. 06/10/1718
Mary Dunsmoore Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire


bap. 03/01/1720 John Hand
bap. 19/10/1723 Robert Hand
bap. 22/08/1725 Mary Hand
bap. 16/05/1728 William Hand bur. 12/10/1810
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Also known as

Robt Hand

Did You Know?

  • A Robert son of John and Mary Hand was baptised in Long Clawson on 6th October 1723, and was presumably the infant Robert Hand buried on the 12th of that month; Robert Hand son of Robert Hand and Mary Dunsmore was baptised on the 19th.

Documentary Sources

Noverint Universi per praesentes; Nos Joh: Thorp de Claxton Longa Husband man tener & firmiter Oblig?n Geo: Newell Arm L.L.B Archin: Leic: Off G l'time Constitut
in Viginti libris bonae & legalis Monetae Magnae Britaniae, solvend' eidem Geo: Newell aut suo certo Attornato, Executoribus, Administratoribus, vel assignatis suis: Ad quam quidem solutionem bene & fideliter faciend' Obligamus Nos & utrumque nostrum per se pro toto & in solido, Haeredes, Executores, & Administratores nostros firmiter per praesentes. Sigillis nostris Sigillat' Dat' Sexto Die Mensis Octobris an' Dni 1718o
The Condition of this Obligation is such, That if there shall not hereafter appear any Lawful Lett or Impediment, by Reason of any Pre-contract, Consanguinity, Affinity, or any other just Cause whatsoever ; but that Robt Hand of Long-Claxton Batchel... aged abt 27 years or yrabts & Mary Dunsmore Single-woman of Old Dolby in ye Sa: County of Leic'r aged abt 24 years or yrabts
may lawfully Marry together, and that there is not any Suit depending before any Judge Ecclesiastical or Civil, for, or concerning any such Pre-contract: And that the Consent of the Parents, or others the Governours of the said Parties, be thereunto first had and obtain'd. And that they cause their said Marriage to be openly solemniz'd in the Face of the Parish Church of Old Dolby, Melton, or Long Claxton alw? between the Hours of Eight and Twelve of the Clock in the Forenoon : And do and shall save harmless, and keep Indemnified the above-nam'd Geo. Newell L. L B??? his Surrogates, and all other his Officers, and Successors in Office, for and concerning the Premises; That then this Obligation to be void and of none effect, or else to remain in full force and vertue.
John Thorp
Signat' Sigillat' & Deliberat'
Oct. 6. 1718 in praesentia.
Joh Henley
??a Henley

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Hand of Claxton otherwise Long Clawson in the County of Leicester yeoman being of Sound Mind Memory and Understanding praised be Almighty God for the same and considering the Uncertainty of this life and the certainty of Death doe Make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following that is to Say In the first place I assign my Soul into the Hands of Almighty God my Creator who gave it me and my Body I committ to the Earth to be decently Buryed at the discretion of my Executrix hereinafter Named and as for such Temporal Estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow upon me I Give Devise and bequeath of the same as follows that is to say First I Give and Devise All that my Messuage or Tenement and Homestead with the appratenances [sic] Situate standing lying and being within the Town of Claxton otherwise Long Clawson aforesaid unto my Dear and Loving wife Mary for and during the Term of her Natural life provided She pays Yearly and every year the Interest of Twenty Five pounds which I Owe on Mortgage of the same unto Zachary Brewster| and from and after her Decease then I Give and Devise the same unto my Son William Hand his heirs and assignes forever also I Give and bequeath unto my Son John Hand Two shillings and six pence also I Give and bequeath unt... my Son William Hand all my ?oor... and other Uten... which I make use of in my weaving Trade also I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Caunt Five shillings also all the rest of my Goods Chattles Cattle and personal Estate of what Nature of kind soever they be I Give and bequeath unto my Dear and Loving wife Mary whom I doe hereby appoint full and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament hereby Revoking all former Wills and Testaments y me heretofore made declaring this to be my last Will and Testament In witness whereof I the said Robert Hand the Testator have to this my last Wil and Testament sett my Hand and Seal this Third day of October in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty Eight Rob?t Hand
Signed Sealed published and declared by the said Robert Hand the Testator for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our Names as witnesses in his presence and at his request
Will Reeve
Anth (?) Wad?
John Black
[On the back:]
Octr The 4th 1766 Mary Hand the withinnamed Sole Executrix made Oath that all Robart Hand's personal Estate late of Long Clawson in the County of Leicester her late husband dec'ed was not worth Twenty pounds, & was Sworn to the due Execution hereof
Before Me
Thomas Myddelton Surrogt

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland

In The name of God Amen I Robert Hand the Elder of Claxton al's Long Clawson in the County of Leicester Labourer being Mind full of my Mortality do make & ordain this my last will and Testament in manner Following Impr'is I Give and bequeath unto my son Robert one Shilling Allsoe I Give Devise and Bequeath All that my Little Messuage with the app'ts scituate & being ^in^ Claxton al's Long Clawson afores'd where in I now dwell Together with the yard and Orchard and all the Buildings and Hereditam'ts to the same belonging unto my youngest Son John Hand and to his heirs and assigns for ever he thereout paying unto my onely Daughter Alice the sum[m]e of Ten pounds of good and lawfull money of Great Britain within six months after the decease of my wife. Allsoe I will that all my Just Debts and funeral Expences be duly paid and discharged out of my personal Estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. Allsoe all the rest of my goods Chattels rights Creddits & personal Estate whatsoever I Give and bequeath unto my wife Margaret & my s'd Son John whome I doe hereby make ordain Constitute & appoint Joynt Executors of this my last Will and Testament And Lastly I doe hereby revoke all former wills & Testam.'ts whatsoever by me at any time heretofore made. In Wittnesse Whereof I the said Robert Hand the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and Seal the First day of June Annoq[ue] Dom 1719
Signed Sealed published and declared by the s.d Robert Hand the Testator to be his last Will & Testam.t in the p[re]sence of us whose names were subscribed in the p[re]sence of the said Testator
The Marke of
Robert Hand
Thomas Mackley
Sarah Doubleday
John Doubleday
[On the back:]
21 die Sept. 1731
Iuratus fuit Joh'es Hand Ex'tor in Ins' no'??bus fidemq seuit bona &c De'fti non Exteno??? ad suma vigint Libri (?)
Coram me
J Wilbqe Surr

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland


04/05/1690 Church, Long Clawson, Leicestershire
06/10/1718 Leicestershire
06/10/1718 Church, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
03/01/1720 Church, Long Clawson, Leicestershire
19/10/1723 Church, Long Clawson, Leicestershire
22/08/1725 Church, Long Clawson, Leicestershire
16/05/1728 Church, Long Clawson, Leicestershire
03/05/1766 Church, Long Clawson, Leicestershire
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