Category Archives: Mortimer

Samuel Mortimer, Huddersfield innkeeper and bankrupt

In my last post, I mentioned that John Mortimer, yeoman of Woodhouse, Fartown, Huddersfield (1711 – 1747), had two sons. One of them was John Mortimer (1747 – 1823), gentleman of Paddock, who married Mary Hanson. The other was Samuel, … Continue reading

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More Mortimer wills

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the last will and testament of John Mortimer, gentleman of Paddock near Huddersfield, who died in 1823. It was this will that prompted my Holdsworth ancestors to begin researching the family’s history, … Continue reading

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What can we learn from the will of John Mortimer of Paddock (died 1823)?

In the last post I reproduced my transcription of the will of John Mortimer, gentleman of Paddock near Huddersfield, who died in 1823. I’m interested in this will, partly because it was the document that prompted the first attempts to … Continue reading

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The 1823 will of John Mortimer, gentleman of Paddock, near Huddersfield

I’m afraid this will be quite a lengthy post, as I’ve decided to share full my transcription of the unusually long will of John Mortimer, gentleman of Paddock, near Huddersfield, who died in 1823. This is a very important document … Continue reading

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Analysing the will of John Mortimer of Shelf

In my last post I reproduced a transcription of the will of John Mortimer of Shelf, Yorkshire, who died in 1742, and who might turn out to be my 7 x great grandfather. In this post I want to explore … Continue reading

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The will of John Mortimer of Shelf (died 1742)

Recently I wrote about the Yorkshire origins of my 5 x great grandfather, Joseph Holdsworth, who died in South Weald, Essex, in 1795. In that post, I mentioned the theory that Joseph was the son of John Holdsworth of Sowood … Continue reading

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The Yorkshire connection

My 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Collins, née Gibson, married her second husband, my 5 x great grandfather Joseph Holdsworth, on 20 May 1763, at the church of St Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey. After their marriage, Joseph and Elizabeth lived in … Continue reading

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