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  • ID: I15225
  • Name: William Coltman
  • Given Name: William
  • Surname: Coltman
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Dec 1775 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Christening: 24 Dec 1775 All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 1
  • Death: 20 May 1852 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire of protracted illness which may have been cancer. 2 3 4
  • Burial: 29 May 1852 All Saints Churchyard, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 3 5 6
  • Event: Alternative birth date 20 Dec 1775
  • Note: This date was on a sampler made by his daughter Frances in 1831.
  • Occupation: Millwright and Wheelwright 1816 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Event: Subscriber 1817 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Note: In 1817 he and James were mentioned as subscribers in Wycombe.
  • Occupation: Millwright 1822 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 7
  • Event: Directory 1830 Chepping Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Note:
    In 1830 Elizabeth and William Coltman were listed in Pigot's Trade directory.
    8
  • Event: electoral roll 1832 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Note:
    In The Burgess Rolls, The Register of Electors, of 1832 and 1835 Wm Coltman of High Street, Wycombe, is listed as owning 2 freehold houses in New Land, which entitled him to vote.
  • Event: Directory 1839 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Note:
    In Robson's 1839 Commercial Directory of Beds, Bucks there is mention of W. and J.T. Cotlman who were ironmongers in the High Street in High Wycombe.
    Millwright/Iron Bar/ Whse High St, High Wycombe.

    From 1838 to 1845 he was a Churchwarden and Borough Councillor in High Wycombe and in the 1847 Directory was named as a Charity Trustee.
  • Event: Election 1839 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Note:
    Local Intelligence.
    at High Wycombe, the Election of Town Councillors took place; the numbers were as follows: - William Coltman 124 John Turner, Esq 117 William Giles (since deceased) b9 George Lloyd Parker 74 John Nash, Esq tit) Thomas Wheeler, Esq til Robert Hughes I

    9
  • Census: 1841 High Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Note:
    1841 he headed the family at their home This included himself and his wife and their children John, William, Mary, Henry. All the males were millwrights.
    In 1841 he was living in his own house on the High Street, Plot 45, and was still there on Nov 24 1848 as shown by the Tithe Award. His house was shown as occupying 2 rods and 9 perches in size and taxed at 5/4d. He also owned five more houses, lived in by Elizabeth, John and Thomas Coltman, possibly the children of his late brother Thomas.
    10
  • Event: councillor Status 1841 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 5
  • Event: under the Will of Peter John Fromow beneficiary 16 Nov 1844
  • Note: 100 ref D/X/110/2 11
  • Event: electoral roll 1845 Chepping Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Note: In the Poll Book List of Electors 1845-46 R/E 12
  • Occupation: retired millwright 1851 High Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Note:
    In 1851 his son was head of the household.
    William 75 Retired millwright
    Frances 67
    John Tobias 43 millwright master employing 18 men and three boys - Darlaston, Staffs
    Henry 27 millwright assistant
    Frances Knight niece unmarried.
    12
  • Event: property 1857 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
  • Note:

    At the White Hart Inn, High Wycombe, on Friday Feb 27 1857 at two for three o'clock in the afternoon, by direction of the Executors of William Coltman, deceased,
    Three brick and tiled freehold tenements, situated at the boundary of the borough of High Wycombe, by the Hughenden Road.
    13
  • Change Date: 23 Sep 2017 at 22:56
  • Note:
    (Medical):High Wycombe, Bucks, after a long and painful illness, aged 77, Wm. Coltman, Esq., father of Mrs. W. H. Hayden, formerly of this city.
    Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
    South West, England
    27/05/1852

    His gravestone states" To the memory of Rachel the wife of Edward White RN who died Aug 9 1830 aged 50, also George son of William and Francis Coltman who died 18 April 1833 aged 14, also William Coltman son of the above who died 27 July 1850 in the 35th year of his age, also the above William Coltman Senior who died 20 May 1852 aged 76 also Frances Mary daughter of Joel and Elizabeth Knight and grand-daughter of the above William and Frances Coltman who died April 5th 1854 in the 22nd year of her age.

    Will of William Coltman, Gentleman of Chepping Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 02 September 1852 PROB 11/2158 1775-1852

    is the last Will and Testament of me William Coltman of the Borough of Chepping Wycombe in the County of Buckingham Gentleman whereby I direct all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses to be paid and satisfied as soon as conveniently may be after my decease I give and bequeath unto my dear Wife Frances all and singular my household goods and furniture plate linen china apparel books pictures and other effects of a like sort which may be in and about my dwelling house at the time of my decease to and for her own use benefit and disposal and I hereby direct that my Son John Tobias Coltman shall be permitted to rent and occupy the yard shops garden and premises now in his occupation and also part of my dwelling house during the life of my said Wife paying and allowing unto her as he now does to me for such use and occupation the [rent] or sum of forty pounds per annum and if at any time my said wife shall cease to reside in and occupy part of my said dwelling house and the whole thereof shall be used and occupied by my said Son John Tobias Coltman then I direct that he my said Son shall pay and allow unto my said Wife the further rent or sum of twenty pounds per annum And as to all the Rest of my Real and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresover I give devise and bequeath the same unto my said Wife my said Son John Tobias Coltman and my friend Thomas Wheeler now or late of the Stock Exchange London and formerly of Chepping Wycombe aforesaid Banker and the survivors of them and the heirs executors and administrators of such survivors upon Trust to receive and take the rents ? and profits interest dividends and proceeds thereof and pay and apply the same unto or to the use of my said Wife for and during the term of her natural life And from and after her decease then do trust that they my said Trustees and the survivors of them and the heirs executors and administrators of such survivors do and shall as soon as conveniently may be sell and absolutely dispose of my said Real Estate either by public auction or private contract for as much money as can be reasonably obtained for the same And as to the monies arising from such sale or sales and from the [residue] of my Personal Estate and Effects I direct that my said Trustees shall [stand] and be possessed thereof on Trust to pay and divide the same equally between and among my Children John Tobias Coltman, James Coltman, William Coltman, Mary the Wife of William Henry Hayden and Henry Coltman and my Grandchildren Frances Matilda Abbott and Frances Mary Knight share and share alike provided always and I do hereby declare that in case any or either of my said Children or Grand-children shall depart this life before he she or they shall receive the share coming to him her or them under this my will leaving issue lawfully begotten then and in such case the share of him her or them so ? shall go and belong to such issue share and share alike if more than one and if but one then to such only child And I do hereby authorize my said Trustees and the survivor of them and the heirs executors or administrators of such survivors to advance whenever they or he may see [occasion] to either of my said Children or Grandchildren any sum of money not exceeding two hundred pounds on account of and in anticipation of the future share of such Child or Grandchild provided my said Wife [consents] thereto in case she shall be living and is satisfied that such advance will be for the benefit and advantage of such Child or Grandchild to whom the same may be made provided nevertheless that upon such division as aforesaid after the death of my said wife my said Sons John Tobias Coltman, James Coltman and Henry Coltman having during my lifetime severally received the sum of two hundred pounds and my said Daughter Mary Hayden having also received in my lifetime the sum of one hundred pounds and my late Daughter Frances Mallows Coltman having in my lifetime received the sum of fifty pounds I do hereby direct and declare that the said John Tobias Coltman, James Coltman, Henry Coltman, Mary Hayden and Frances Matilda Abbott shall severally receive so much less on such division and that the said sums already received by the said James Coltman, Henry Coltman, Mary Hayden and Frances Mallows Coltman shall be deemed and taken to have been paid in anticipation of the future shares of the said James Coltman, Henry Coltman, Mary Hayden and Frances Matilda Abbott And I hereby further order and direct my said Trustees and the survivor of them and the heirs executors and administrators of such survivor before proceeding to a sale of the messuage or tenement and premises now in the occupation of myself and my said Son John Tobias Coltman and situate and being in the High Street of Chepping Wycombe aforesaid to offer such messuage or tenement and premises to my said Son at a fair and proper valuation thereof (the goodwill of any business which may then be carried on therein by my said last mentioned Son not to be taken into consideration or included in such valuation) and in case my said Son John Tobias Coltman shall elect to take and purchase such messuage or tenement and premises at such valuation then I [declare] that the other Trustee for the time being shall have full power legally and effectually to convey and assure the same to my said Son John Tobias Coltman and the receipt of such other Trustee shall be a good and valid discharge to my said Son John Tobias Coltman for the purchase money in such receipt mentioned to be ? provided always And in case any or either of the Trustees of this my will shall die in my lifetime or shall refuse the [trusts] or become incapable or unwilling to act [then] I empower the surviving or continuing Trustees or Trustee of this my Will or their or his executors or administrators or the executors or administrators of the last surviving or acting Trustee by any Deed in writing to appoint any person or persons in the room or [stead] of such deceased refusing retiring or incompetent Trustee or Trustees and every Trustee so appointed shall be fully competent to exercise all the powers and discretions which are ? osed in the hereuntofore named Trustees of this my Will And as to any other said except such last mentioned receipts of my said Trustees or Trustee or such newly appointed Trustee or Trustees for the time being of this my Will shall be good and valid discharges for the sum or sums mentioned therein And that it shall not be necessary for any purchaser or purchasers of any part of my said Estates to see to the application of the monies mentioned in such receipts nor be accountable for the application of the same or any part or parts thereof provided also and I do hereby further will and desire that my said Trustees shall be charged and chargeable only for such monies as they shall actually receive notwithstanding they or he may give or sign any receipt or receipts for the sake of conformity And that either of the said Trustees shall not be answerable or accountable for any Banker or Broker or any other person or persons in whose hands any part of the said trust monies shall be deposited or entrusted for safe custody or otherwise and that they or either of them shall not be answerable for any misfortune loss or damage which may happen thereto in the execution of the trusts of this my will or in relation thereto except the same shall happen through his or their wilful default respectively and then such person shall alone be answer- able for such loss And also that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Trustees or Trustee their or his heirs executors and administrators by and out of the said trust monies to [deduct] retain and reimburse themselves and himself respectively and also to allow his or their Trustee all costs charges damages and expenses which he or they shall or may suffer sustain expend or be put unto in or about the execution of the aforesaid trusts or ? thereto And lastly I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my said Wife and my Son the said John Tobias Coltman and the said Thomas Wheeler Executrix and executors of this my Will In witness whereof I the said William Coltman the Testator have to each sheet of this my last Will and Testament contained in four sheets of paper set my hand and to this fourth and last sheet my seal also this tenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and fifty Wm Coltman - Signed sealed and acknowledged by the said William Coltman the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at the same time at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses John Tobias Mallors Master Mariner C Harman Solicitor Wycombe

    This is a Codicil to my last Will and Testament and which I desire may be taken as part of the same Whereas I the undersigned William Coltman have by my said Will dated the tenth day of April last appointed Thomas Wheeler therein named one of the Executors there- of Now I do by this Codicil revoke and absolutely make void the said appointment to all intents and purposes whatsoever But in all other respects I do ratify and confirm my said Will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this tenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and fifty William Coltman Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Coltman as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses C Harman Solcr Wycombe Edmund (his X mark) Babb

    This is a Codicil to my last Will and Testament and I desire that the same may be taken as part thereof Whereas I have by my said will hereunto annexed appointed my friend Thomas Wheeler one of my Executors and by a Codicil hereunto annexed have revoked such appointment I do hereby confirm such revocation and do hereby revoke his appointment as one of my Trustees And I hereby nominate and appoint Robert Wheeler the Younger of Chepping Wycombe in the County of Buckingham Banker a Trustee and Executor of this my Will as fully to all intents and purposes as if he had been thereby originally appointed In witness whereof I have to this Codicil to my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of August one thousand eight hundred and fifty Wm Coltman - Signed sealed published and declared by William Coltman the Testator as and for a second Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses. C Harman Solicitor Wycombe - Charlotte Russell Servant to Mr. Coltman

    This is a further Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me William Coltman whereas in and by my said Will hereunto annexed I have ordered and directed the Trustees of my said Will before proceeding to a sale of certain premises in the occupation of myself and my Son John Tobias Coltman to offer the same to my said Son at a fair and proper valuation thereof Now I do hereby order and direct that in lieu of such valuation the same premises be offered to my said Son at the sum of one thousand pounds and that he shall be at full liberty to purchase the same at that sum without any such valuation In witness whereof I have to this Codicil to my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal this ninth day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifty Wm Coltman - Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Coltman the Testator as and for a third Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto set our names as witnesses C Harman Solicitor Wycombe - Charlotte Russell Servant to Mr. Coltman

    Proved at London with three Codicils the 2nd Septr 1852 before the Worshipful William Robinson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the Oaths of John Tobias Coltman the Son one of the executors named in the Will and Robert Wheeler the Younger the executor named in the second Codicil to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer - Power reserved of making the life grant to Frances Coltman Widow the Relict & the other executor named in the Will when she shall apply for the same.
    Transcript (c) 2004 Harvey Coltman




    Father: John Coltman b: 1750 in Bovingdon, Hertfordshire c: 15 Apr 1750 in St Lawrence, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire
    Mother: Elizabeth Venables b: Abt 1747 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire c: 21 Feb 1747 in All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

    Marriage 1 Frances Mallors b: 6 Apr 1782 in Darlaston, Staffordshire c: 19 May 1782 in St Lawrence, Darlaston, Staffordshire
    • Married: 7 Mar 1806 in Christ Church, Spitalfields, Stepney, London 14 15
    • Event: Married by licence
    • Note: Frances was a spinster of Little Missendon. They were married by licence, dated the previous day, in Spitalfields, witnessed by George Mallors and Mary Hunt.
    • Change Date: 15 Jul 2017
    Children
    1. Has Children John Tobias Coltman b: 8 Feb 1807 in Darlaston, Staffordshire c: 23 Apr 1807 in St Lawrence, Darlaston, Staffordshire
    2. Has Children Elizabeth Coltman b: 25 Feb 1809 in Darlaston, Staffordshire c: 5 Mar 1809 in St Lawrence, Darlaston, Staffordshire
    3. Has Children Mary Ann Coltman b: 5 May 1812 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire c: 5 Jun 1812 in All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
    4. Has No Children James Coltman b: 1814 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire c: 2 Sep 1814 in All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
    5. Has No Children William Coltman b: 16 Oct 1816 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire c: 13 Nov 1816 in All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
    6. Has No Children George Coltman b: 4 Feb 1819 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire c: 3 Mar 1819 in All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
    7. Has Children Frances Mallors Coltman b: 8 Jun 1821 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire c: 6 Jul 1821 in All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
    8. Has Children Henry Coltman b: 18 Dec 1823 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire c: 16 Jan 1824 in All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

    Sources:
    1. Title: n/a
      Publication: FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
      Text: Birth, baptism marriage and death records copied to microfilm or microfiche.
      Page: FHL microfilm
      Quality: 3
    2. Title: Family Bible
    3. Title: M I.
    4. Title: Death Certificates.
      Author: England and Wales. Registrar General.
      Page: death certificate; citing 3a 232, Jun quarter 1852, Wycombe registration district
      Quality: 3
    5. Title: Parish registers.
      Text: Church records can be found in the appropriate record office relevant to the parish, including the LMA in London. Sources for High Wycombe were augmented by The EurekA Partnership series of booklets unless personally accessed in High Wycombe Library.
      Repository:
      • Title: Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette
        Author: British Newspaper Archives
        Publication: www.fmp.co.uk
      • Title: n/a
        Publication: FHL microfilm. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
        Text: Birth, baptism marriage and death records copied to microfilm or microfiche.
        Page: FHL microfilm
        Quality: 4
        Date: May 2006
      • Title: database
        Page: High Wycombe 1830.
        Quality: 3
      • Title: Bucks Herald
        Publication: High Wycombe Library, Buckinghamshire on microfilm.
        Page: 09/11/1839
        Quality: 3
      • Title: 1841 census of England. Digital images.
        Author: England. taken on the night of 6 June 1841.
        Publication: ancestry.co.uk. \i Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841\i0 . n.d.
        Repository:

          Page: digital images, ancestry.co.uk, \i Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841\i0 ; citing PRO HO 107
          Quality: 3
        • Title: Will
          Repository:

            Page: Nov 16 1844, ref D/X/110/2
            Quality: 3
          • Title: 1851. Digital images.
            Author: England.
            Publication: ancestry.co.uk . \i Census 1851\i0 . n.d.
            Text: The 1851 Census of England, Wales, Scotland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man was taken on the night of March 30.
            Repository:

              Page: Chepping Wycombe, folio 86, page 7, Coltman; digital images, ancestry.co.uk, \i Census 1851\i0 (accessed 20 May 2005); citing PRO HO 107/1719
              Quality: 3
            • Title: \i Reading Mercury \i0
              Author: British Newspaper Archives.
              Publication: www.fmp.co.uk:
              Page: 21 February 1857, online archives.
              Quality: 3
            • Title: Pallots
              Author: The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, England.
            • Title: Marriage Licence
              Page: Vicar-General Marriage Licence Allegations 1694-1850 Society of Genealogists
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