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William Duke

William Duke

Male Abt 1735 - 1825  (~ 90 years)

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  • Name William Duke  [1
    Born Abt 1735 
    Christened 16 Jul 1735  Bexhill, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Will 24 Feb 1821  [2
    • He added two codicils on 22 June and 20 September 1824. His principal beneficiary was his nephew, Samuel Holland, with two other nephews, William and Walter Duke (the sons of Solomon Duke), sharing in the residual estate. Many other relatives received bequests.
    Died 1825 
    Buried 4 Nov 1825  St Peter, Bexhill, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Probate 20 Dec 1825  Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • His executors were his nephews, Samuel Holland, farmer of Bexhill, and William Duke, surgeon of Hastings, and his friend, William Thorpe, gentleman of Hastings. His surviving brother and sister, John Duke and Ann Cramp, pursued a suit first in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury and then on appeal to the High Court of Delegates, claiming the will and codicils were a forgery.
    Person ID I6880  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas Duke,   c. 7 Apr 1708, Bexhill, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 9 Jul 1765, Bexhill, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Cramp,   b. Abt 1710,   d. 1784  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 22 Apr 1731  All Saints, Hastings, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • By licence
    Family ID F400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Hammond,   b. Abt 1734,   bur. 25 Mar 1803, St Peter, Bexhill, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Married 5 Jan 1761  Bexhill, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2045  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 16 Jul 1735 - Bexhill, Sussex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jan 1761 - Bexhill, Sussex Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S389] Transcript and Index to Bexhill Parish Registers 1558-1837, Compiled by members of the Society of Genealogists, (1972-73;), SX/R31 & R32., baptism of William, s. of Thomas & Mary Duke, 16 Jul 1735 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S457] Will of William Duke, (written on 24 February 1821, with two codicils dated 22 June 1824 and 20 September 1824, and proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 20 December 1825, registered copy;), PROB 11/1706.

    3. [S389] Transcript and Index to Bexhill Parish Registers 1558-1837, Compiled by members of the Society of Genealogists, (1972-73;), SX/R31 & R32., burial of William Duke, Bexhill, 90, 4 Nov 1825 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S115] Six generation descendancy report for Fabian Crampe, Marion B Harper, (11 June 2000;).

    5. [S385] Sussex Marriage Index 1538-1837, Sussex Family History Group, (2004;), marriage of Thomas Duke & Mary Cramp of Bexhill (lic), 22 Apr 1731, Hastings All Saints, East Sussex (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S385] Sussex Marriage Index 1538-1837, Sussex Family History Group, (2004;), marriage of William Duke bach and Elizabeth Hammond sp (lic), Bexhill, 5 Jan 1761 (Reliability: 2).