Shrapnell v Wastfield 1753 P.R.O.(C12/813/33)
To Lord Hardwicke, High Lord Chancellor, Zachariah Shrapnell, Clothier and Grace Taplin of Bradford, Widow, creditors to John Wastfiled, late of Bradford, Clothier, Deceased in 1726 indebted to Shrapnell for £40 delver Bond for 1741 and other bopnds, died in 1746 Principle sum and Interest out standing unpaid. Also indebted to Jane Strawbridge of Bradford, Widow, sum of £100 borrowed 1733 granted her 3 tenements in occupation of James Hoale, John Alderwick and William Isaac situated in Bradford for term of 900 years (the said Wastfield being taken then in titled to the same premises for the remainder of the 1,000 years). Also indebted to John Pitman - merchant taylor as executor of Sarah Grant , deceased Bond dated 1738, sum of £400 to John Wastfield. He had substantial wealth according to his trade and business of a Clothier - several freehold messuages at or near Bradford, Wingfield and elsewhere in Wiltshire. Of considerable yearly value. He made his will in 1736 left to his brother Joseph in the city of Bristol Subsequent Will to his father and mother to distribute between his brothers and sisters died without issue and unmarried leaving his nephew John Wastfield (eldest and only son of the eldest Brother Job wastfiled, Deceased.) William Wastfield said Testators father died in lifetime of testator and Alice Wastfield his Widow Joseph Wastfield has possessed himself of all the personal estate of John Wastfield without paying any debts said Joseph with his nephew John.
v Wastfield 1757 P.R.O.(C12/815/22)|
At the house of Richard Taylor, the Swan, Bradford issued by the High Court of Chancery to us Samuel Purlowe, John Hicks & Thomas Skurray, Gentlemen and others named directed for witnesses on behalf of Zachariah Shrapnell and another Complainant on the part of John Wastfield, John Pitman, William Crabb, Franes Wastfield, William Wastfield, and Ebenezer Wastfield. Thomas Derrett and Elizabeth, his wife, William Palmer and Mary, his wife and John Strawbridge, Defendants. Commissioners of the first taken by Samuel Purlevant, Thomas Skurray and John Hicks, Clerks oath being taken by James Erwood.
Henry Mattock of Bristol. Cooper - 49 years
Hath known Frances Wastfield and William Wastfield for many years contains last will & testament of the said John Wastfield, the Uncle deceased confirms he and Zachariah Hughes and John Cavelier were witnesses.
Daniel Clutterbuck of Bradford, Gentleman aged 42 years
that he and Thomas Harris were witnesses to the Will
John Bailward of Bradford, Clothier aged 42 years.
The Letter that he very well knew John Bailward and Sarah Marven in the Interrogatory mentioned and both of them long since dead and was acquainted with the hand writing of John Bailward deceased and John Wastfield.
John Silby of Bradford, Shopkeeper aged 64, inspected the Bond of Writing Paper and was aquainted with the handwriting of John Bailward deceased and John Wastfield
Thomas Cave of the City of Bristol aged 48 years.
He was acquainted with John Cavalier and Zachariah Hughes.
Susannah Lucas of Bristol widow aged 47 years.
She was acquainted with Zachariah Hughes.
Sarah Chillott, wife of Edward Chillott of the city of Bristol, (clerk to a Sugar Baker)
knew Zachariah Hughes had been dead several years proper hand writing
the part of the defendant Frances Wastfield.
the part of the defendant John Pitman
the part of the defendant Strawbridge.
Interrogators to be exhibited to witnesses to be produced, sworn and examined in a certain cause now depending at issue in the High Court of Chancery when Zachariah Shrapnell and Grace Taplin creditors by Sperialty(?) of John Wastfield deceased and Plaintiffs. John Wastfield, John Pitman, William Crabb, Frances Wastfield, Ebenezer Wastfield, William Wastfield, Thomas Derrett, and Elizabeth, his wife, William Palmer and Mary, his wife and John Strawbridge, Defendants on the part and behalf of the complainants. John Wastfield, deceased, late Uncle of said John Wastfield in the Bill, named.
Shrapnell v Wastfield 1760|
All free hold state in Bradford and Wingfied unto his wife Frances Wastfield for her life and after her decease his two brothers Ebenezer and William Wastfield and his two sisters Elizabeth Jotham then Widow and now wife of Thomas Derrett and Mary Palmer wife of William Palmer. Joseph Wastfield now decease did not make a will.
Answer of John Wastfield defendant
nephew and heir in law of John Wastfiled, late of Bristol, deceased, this son being eldest son of Job Wastfield hereto of Beckington, Inn holder, deceased who was older brother of said Joseph Wastfield says he made no Will, if he did it was never attested.
Taken at the Dwelling House of Stephen Skurray, Gentleman at his house in Beckington.
31 May 1755.
A detailed account of Frances Watfield`s Debt and Assets.
includes deceased ready money in house . £20-6-0
Silver Plate .£12-3-7d
to the Room 2 Story high
1 Bedstead ..£2-10-0d
to the Room 1 story High
1 Bedstaed ..£2-10-0d
1 Mahogany Chest of Drawers ...£1-0-0d
to the Parlour
1 Eight Day Clock and Case ...£4-15-0d
6 chairs with leather £2-2-0d
in the Kitchen
One Grate and Brasses .£1-1-0d
A leasehold Estate in Bedminster in ruinous state £36
Debts due (include)
Mrs Morgan for Bread £3-6-7d
Edward Cooper Esq .£1-15-2d
Mr. Bush ...£6-3-0d
Mrs. Tugwell .5-0d
Mr. King 9d
Mrs Sims ...9-10d
Mr Maddox £13-12-0d
John Chivers for Bolting Mill £4-8-0d
Mrs. Tugwell ..£1-5-6d
Mrs. Sims .13-0d
Francis Solcock .£20-0-0d
Elizabeth Bird servants wages ..£1-17-6d
James Josham for coffin .£2-2-0d
William Bush ..£12-0-0d
William Bush ...£6-13-0d
James Jotham £13-3-0d
William Bush £6-13-0d