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Joseph Westran

Joseph Westran

Male Abt 1750 - 1841  (~ 91 years)

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  • Name Joseph Westran  [1
    Born Abt 1750  Auckley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 6 Jan 1750/51  Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Name Joseph Western  [2
    Occupation Auckley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Labourer 
    Will 5 Dec 1838  [3
    • Although he had little of his own to bequeath, Joseph was due a significant bequest from his brother, George Westran's estate. George had died in London in 1817 leaving a considerable sum to his widow, Elizabeth. At her death, half was to be divided between his relatives and the remainder was in Elizabeth's gift. Elizabeth Westran died in 1837 and thereafter lawyers must have had quite a job identifying all the rightful heirs. The first hint I had of this intriguing rags-to-riches story came from documents in the Public Record Office (now the National Archives) which authorised the administration of the estate of George Westran's nephew, John. He died a pauper on 30 October 1838 and his creditor, Frederick Hawksley Cartwright, applied to the Prerogative Court of Canterbury to administer his estate given his entitlement to "one Sixth Part or share of the Residuary Estate and Effects of his late Uncle George Western the amount of which share has not yet been clearly ascertained but which the Declarant believes will not exceed the Sum of Five Hundred and fifty Pounds".
    Died 4 Nov 1841  [3
    Buried 6 Nov 1841  Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Probate 20 Dec 1841  Exchequer Court of York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • His estate was valued at under £600. According to the Economic History Services' website (http://eh.net/hmit/ppowerbp/), £600 in 1841 had the same purchasing power as about £30,000 in 2002.
    Person ID I1083  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father William Westran,   b. Abt 1711,   d. 23 Feb 1795  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Lee,   bur. 25 Jul 1761, Auckley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Feb 1743/44  Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Goodwin,   c. 14 Mar 1756, Brodsworth, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1832, Auckley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 20 May 1776  Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
    +1. Mary Westran,   c. 1 Sep 1776, Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Ann Westran,   b. 13 Oct 1777  [natural]
     3. Sarah Westran,   c. 2 May 1779, Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Dec 1838  (Age ~ 59 years)  [natural]
    +4. Thomas Westran,   b. 12 May 1782  [natural]
     5. George Westran,   b. Apr 1784, Auckley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1784, Auckley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    +6. Hannah Westran,   c. 2 Oct 1785, Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +7. George Westran,   b. 23 Apr 1788,   d. 2 Jul 1869  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     8. Elizabeth Westran,   b. 27 Mar 1790, Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +9. William Westran,   b. 11 Mar 1792, Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +10. Rachel Westran,   b. 8 May 1794, Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1873, Johnson Yard, Caskgate Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     11. Joseph Westran,   b. Jan 1797, Auckley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 12 Feb 1797, Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    +12. John Westran,   b. 3 Jul 1798, Auckley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1861  (Age < 62 years)  [natural]
     13. Charlotte Westran,   c. 13 Jul 1800, Finningley, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 6 Jan 1750/51 - Finningley, Nottinghamshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 May 1776 - Finningley, Nottinghamshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Nov 1841 - Finningley, Nottinghamshire Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S353] Finningley, Nottinghamshire - Parish Register, burial of Joseph Westran, Awkley, 91 yrs, 6 Nov 1841, G H Wordhouse, Rector (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S353] Finningley, Nottinghamshire - Parish Register, baptism of Joseph son of William & Mary Western, Awkley, 8? Jan 1750/51 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S441] Will, Joseph Westran, (written on 5 December 1838 and proved in the Exchequer Court of York on 20 December 1841;), PRNW - Joseph Westran of Awkley, 1841.

    4. [S353] Finningley, Nottinghamshire - Parish Register, marriage of William Western and Mary Lee both of this parish after Banns duly published, 2 Feb 1743/4 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S195] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (www.familysearch.org;).