Mary Dunsmore


Francis Dunmore bur. 09/05/1724
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m. 06/10/1718
Robert Hand Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire bur. 03/05/1766


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

Mary Dunsmoore, Mary 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

I Francis Dunsmore of Hose in the County of Leicest. Butcher this tenth day of October An[n]o Domini 1724 do make this my last Will and Testamt in Manner Following Imprimis I will that all my Debts and Funeral charges be paid and Discharged by my Executrix hereafter named Imprimis I Give to my Daughter Elizabeth Marson the Sum[m] of Five Shillings Item I give to My Daughter Mary Hand the Sum[m] of One [it looks very much like an original 'five' was overwritten] shillings Item I give unto my Daughter Ann Dunsmore the Sum[m]e of Five Shillings Item I give unto my Son Richard the Sum[m]e of Five Pounds Item I give unto my Son John Dunsmore the Sum[m]e of Five Pounds Item I give unto my Daughter Jane Dunsmore the Sume of Five Pounds Item I give unto my Daughter Sarah Dunsmore the Sum[m]e of Five Pounds Item I give unto my Daughter Martha Dunsmore the Sum[m]e of Five Pounds all which Legacies to be paid within Twelve Months aftter [sic] the Decease of my Loveing Wife Jane Dunsmore Unto whome I Give all that Messuage House and Lands lying in Hose wherein I now Dwell for the Term of her Natural Life and after her Decease to my Son William Dunsmore and to his Heirs for ever the aforesaid W.m Dunsmore paying all the said Legacies out of the House and Lands aforesaid and Lastly I give unto Jane my Loveing Wife all my Goods Chattle and Cattle and do hereby make and Ordain her full and Sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament, Revokeing all other Wills by me heretofore made
Francis R Dunsmore his Marke
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Francis Dunsmore, in the Presence of
Richard Rowse
Thomas Sparrow
Elizabeth [it looks like an original 'es' has been over-written with 'iz'] Sn?i?an

[on the back:]
Decimo die Mensis novembr Anno Dni 1724o Fiat p[ro]boto Testam'ti Franc'i Dunsmore introscript & Adm'ato ejus Bonor' &c Janae Dunsmore vid & Relict ejusd df'ti ac Extrici unicae in ??? nominatae
Jurata fuit Extrix ond?a cora[m] me
Sim. Henley.

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland


06/10/1718 Church, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire
06/10/1718 Old Dallby, 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
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