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Thomas Wise Family From Kent

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  1. Mrs Huma

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    Morning All!! Just me snooping out more people.

    Today I have Thomas Wise born about 1750 married Sarah Bedingfield born about 1750 married 15 Feb 1770, Thurnham, Kent.

    I have been able to track their son Bedingfield (Biddingfield) Wise baptised 9 Apr 1775 Thurnham, Kent. Bedingfield married Anna Gascoyne born I think about 1791 on 15 Nov 1810 Bapchild, Kent.

    Any help with any of these last names, would be greatly appreciated.

    TY in advance, Wendy (aka mrshuma) :angel:
     
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    There is a 'Tax Assessment 'record of a Bedingfield Wise of Thurnham, Kent, in 1831 in the Jury service lists on Familysearch. The image is only viewable at a family history center.
     
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    Kentish Mercury -21st March 1840
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    From this we can deduce that he had at least 2 living daughters.

    Sussex Agricultural Express - 16th October 1883
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    Edited to add (Death announcement)
     
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    Beddingfield Wise
    Birth year: 1776
    Burial date: Tuesday 10 Mar 1840
    Age at death: 64
    Residence: Thurnham, Kent
    Record source: Thurnham burials 1625-1682 & 1721-1840
     
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    Essex Herald - 28th September 1830
    Mr. Wise, of Burstead, who occupies nine farms, received a threatening letter, that unless he placed ten pounds under a specified stone, his house and stacks would be set on fire. The ten pounds were placed on the spot, and a watch set over the same, but the cheque was extracted by some invisible line, and afterwards passed into the hands of a Quaker at Maidstone, who was a hatter, at the same time giving the balance of the identical check. On the check being presented a strict inquiry took place as to his possession of it, when the passing of it was proved on a Labourer in the neighbourhood, hut, owing to the forms of a "Quaker" the fellow escaped the justice of the Law. Several other farmers have received similar threatening letters.
    Some of the circumstances mentioned are correct, hut. the writer of the paragraph forgot to notice when the occurrence took place; we therefore take the liberty of supplying the omission, by stating that it was some two or three years ago. The name of the gentleman threatened was Bidingfield Wise, Esq. of Bearsted, near Maidstone, Kent. From the paragraph above quoted it might be supposed that the offence had been committed recently and in the county of Essex.
     
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    Hey Chimp, that's pretty good! 9 farms - wow, I guess he could be a gentleman farmer! Threatening letters to several farmers, the labourer definitely wanted the whole area. o_O Wendy :)
     
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    Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - 23rd March 1830
    Thomas Hicks, charged with killing a sheep, the property of Bidingfield Wise, at Bearsted, and stealing part of the carcase. - "Death Recorded"

    Thomas Hicks Death sentence was commuted to 14 years transportation. He was sent to New South Wales on board the convict ship Eleanor on February 8th 1831
     
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    Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - 19th May 1835
    May 12, by the Rev. R. Cobb, Mr Charles Murton, of Lynsted, to Ellen, eldest daughter of Bidingfield Wise Esq., of Shoreham.

    South Eastern Gazette - 7th April 1840
    All persons having and claims upon the estate of Mr. Bidingfield Wise, late of Thornham, in the parish of Thornham, in the county of Kent, deceased, are requested to send the accounts of the same, on or before the 20th day of April next, to Mr Lewis Wise, Thornham.
     
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    Pretty stiff sentence for killing and sheep and stealing the carcass, but they did that back then. I've read a whole series on 'Australia' and the transportation of criminals for as little as a loaf of bread.
    :eek:
     
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    It wasn't Thomas's first offence, he had been done 2 years earlier for Larceny.
     
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    TY for the information you have found Chimp. {-(^^)-}
     
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    Here are some of their children.

    Ellen Wise
    Baptism date: 15 Jan 1812, Thurnham, Kent
    Daughter of Biddingfield & Anna
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    Lucy Wise
    Baptism date: 27 Feb 1813, Thurnham Kent
    Daughter of Biddingfield & Ann
    Father' occupation Gentleman
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    Biddingfield Wise
    Baptism date: 25 Oct 1813, Thurnham Kent
    Son of Biddingfield & Anna
    Father' occupation Gentleman
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    There is a death record for a Bidingfield Wise in 1857 (residence) East Indies

    Lewis Wise
    Baptism date: 12 Nov 1814, Thornham, Kent
    Son of Biddingfield & Anna
    England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975

    Alfred Wise
    Birth date: 20 Dec 1815
    Baptism date: 16 Jan 1816, Thurnham Kent
    Son of Biddingfield & Anna
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    Kate Wise
    Baptism date: 01 Mar 1819, Thurnham Kent
    Daughter of Biddingfield & Anna
    Father' occupation Gentleman
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    Rose Wise
    Baptism date: 26 May 1820
    Daughter of Biddingfield & Anna
    Father' occupation Gentleman
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    Rose Wise
    Birth year: 1820
    Burial: 29 Jul 1834, Thurnham Kent
    Age at death: 14
    Record source: Thurnham burials 1625-1682 & 1721-1840

    Anna Wise
    Baptism date: 05 Aug 1821, Thurnham Kent
    Daughter of Biddingfield & Anna
    Father' occupation Gentleman
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    Owen Charles Wise
    Baptism date: 19 Apr 1824, Thurnham Kent
    Son of Biddingfield & Anna
    Father' occupation Gentleman
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    William Wise
    Baptism date: 09 Jun 1827, Thurnham Kent
    Son of Biddingfield & Ann
    Father' occupation Gentleman
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    George Wise
    Baptism date: 09 Jun 1827, Thurnham Kent
    Son of Biddingfield & Ann
    Father' occupation Gentleman
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840

    George Wise
    Birth year: 1827
    Burial date: 06 May 1828, Thurnham Kent
    Age at death: 10m
    Record source: Thurnham burials 1625-1682 & 1721-1840

    Fanny Wise
    Baptism date: 02 Sep 1829, Thurnham Kent
    Daughter of Biddingfield & Ann
    Father' occupation Gentleman
    Record source: Thurnham baptisms 1625-1840
     
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    Awesome information!! You're the best Chimpy.....:D
     
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    Not the best by a long shot. Just got lucky :)
     
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    If you say so!! I'm a happy girl!! <|:)
     
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    This seems to be the original report of the 1830's news in post #7.

    Oxford University and City Herald - 28th April 1827
    On Friday, Henry Vase was committed for trial at the assizes, by James Best, Esq, charged with having sent a threatening letter to Bidingfield Wise, Esq. of Thurnham, with intent to extort money. The letter was received by Mr. Wise, on the 14th of March last, and stated that unless he placed ten pounds under a stone, in a certain spot, the writer would burn his barns, cut his hop bine; and poison his stock. Mr. Wise, in consequence, wrote a cheque for the amount, and leaving placed it in the appointed spot, sent a man to watch, bait it was gone before he arrived. About a fortnight ago, this cheque was offered to Mr. Briggs, hatter, by the prisoner, in payment for a hat which he had purchased. Mr. Briggs took it, and requested the mats to endorse it, which he did with the name of "Henry Vase." On the cheque being presented for payment, it was recognized as that which Mr. Wise had placed under the stone, and the prisoner was accordingly apprehended. A similar letter had subsequently been sent to Mr. Cox, of Debtling, demanding £20.
     
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    All turned out well for Thomas Hicks. He received Royal Pardon warrant 13/10/1837 and absolute pardon not long after. All's well that ends well.:)
     
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    Thanks all for your help, I will get this into a sheet that I am working on.

    Wendy (aka mrshuma) :D:)
     
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