English Ancestors

(Descendants of John Keyt)

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 KEYT was born Abt. 1440 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, and died Unknown in ?. He married ? Abt. 1461 in ?. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Notes for JOHN KEYT:

John leased Ebrington Manor House/Farm from 1484 when Sir John Fortesque died. The Keytes then continued to live there until 1706.
In the 16th century the Keyte’s estate in Ebrington was recorded as being “100 acres enclosed, together with Ebrington Common Field and Meadow Field plus 2 farmhouses and some trifling cottages upon leases of 3 lives”.

Child of JOHN KEYT and ? is:
2. i. WILLIAM2 KEYTE, b. Abt. 1460, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Bef. 1538, ?.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 KEYTE (JOHN1 KEYT) was born Abt. 1460 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, and died Bef. 1538 in ?. He married MARION ? Abt. 1490 in possibly in Ebrington. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Notes for WILLIAM KEYTE:

William leased Ebrington Manor for ’41 wynters’ from 1497 intil 1538. The conditions of the lease were:- “This indenture made the 21st day of April, the 12th year of King Harry the VII after the Conquest, by Lord John Fortescue, Esq., on the one part, and Marion Kyte and Wyllam Kyte on the other part. Witness that the foresaid John Fortescue, Esq., is leasing to the said Marian and Wyllam the same place of his manor of Eburton, in the County of Glocester, with all demesne lands, pastures and meadows belonging thereto, the which John Kyte had previously held hitherto from the said John, the same to have and to hold, to the same Marion and Wyllam, and to him that shall longest live of them, to farm from the day of making hereof until the term and end of 41 winters, under such manner of form and conditions as John Kyte before retained and held, with all manner of commodities and landable customs belonging to the said lands; these then next [ensuing] yielding therefore yearly to the said John and his heirs, as a benefice, 21 marks at the feast of Easter and St. Michael, by even portions. And also to continually dwell in the same dwelling place, without a grant or sublet by them or any of them to be made of these premises or any parcel thereof; and the foresaid Marian and Wyllam shall, yearly leasing their said farm, gather all the rents of the said manor, along with Hidcote, and make a levy of all the [maramet] of the courts thereof, and all other casualties and profits falling there, which are levied within the same manor, as oftentimes as they shall fall within their foresaid term of the lease. And do all other things that shall appertain to the office of bailiff of the foresaid manor: And also the said farmers shall receive and bear the expenses, monies, meat and horsemeat, of the steward of the said manor and of his services, at all times of the comings thereto for the holding of the courts there. And also in the like manner, they shall bear the charge and costs of the receiver, and other services which shall come thereto for the fetching of the farm rent and other profits of the manor, also as oftentimes as they shall come for that cause. Also they shall keep and sustain all manner of strays, waifs and beasts coming within the said manor, belonging to the lord thereof by any manner of title, for the sustenance of which beasts they shall have reasonable allowance, also as oftentimes as the case shall fall. And to have all manner of lop and shride growing upon the manor during the said time. And the foresaid farmers shall well and sufficiently sustain and repair all the liveries and buildings of the foresaid farm also as mete and sufficiently as now they receive them. Except that the foresaid John and his heirs shall bear all the costs of the walls of the hall and the great chamber and the keeping of them lasting the time aforesaid. And if it happen the foresaid rent of 21 marks to be unpaid in part, or unable, by 15 days after any of the feasts aforesaid, then they shall be lawful, the said John and his heirs in all the foresaid farm place, lands, pastures and meadows to distrain and that the distress hold unto the time they be fully satisfied of all the arrears of the foresaid rent, with their costs and damages which then they shall suffer by the non-payment of the same. And if the said rent be behind in part or in all by the space of half a year after any of the days of payment of the same and have to be asked, or if the foresaid farmers break the covenants aforesaid, or any of them, then it shall be lawful to the said John and his heirs to re-enter in all the foresaid farm place, lands, pastures and meadows, with the appurtenances, this lease notwithstanding. In witness whereof to the parties of this indenture, the foresaid John and also the foresaid Marion and Wyllam Kyte have interchangeably set their seals the day and the year above written.”

Children of WILLIAM KEYTE and MARION ? are:
3. i. WILLIAM3 KYTE, b. Abt. 1490, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Aft. 19 Mar 1543/44, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.
ii. JOHN KYGHT, b. Abt. 1500, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Aft. 1557, Broadwell, Gloucestershire.
iii. RICHARD KEYTE, b. Unknown, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Abt. 1557, ?; m. ANN ?; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
Richard made his Will on 7th June 1557: “In the name of god amen and in the year or our lord god am (amen) and by the seventh day of June in the third and fourth year of the Reign of King philly’ and queen mary / I Richard Kyete of the town of Eberton husbandman in the County of Gloust. being sick in body but of good and perfect rememberance lord and praise be to Almighty god / Do make my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say / first I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God my maker and to Jesus Christ the only son our Redeemer and Saviour and my body to the earth to be Buried in Eberton church yard also I wish that all such debts and duties as of right I owe to any p.son or p.sons be truly contented and paid by my wife An / whom I make my first Executrex of this my last will and testament Also I give and bequeath to the bailiff of Eberton 4d Also I give and bequeath to my 3 children 3 kines and wyoning (weaning?) calf 106 sheep 106 lambs and my goodly children and all the Recodon of my body unbabe And on unbabett (?) I give and bequeath to my wife An and I make my overseers John Wiget witness to the same B Burdett (or Burdell) Anthony Worth (or Worcs) of Campden Willy Ffreeman and Willy hares who owes me
Debts owing me Imprimis John Wakely £103. Item Margery Warde £7.
Debts that I do owe Item the thomas Slomons £110”
He was buried in Ebrington Churchyard.

Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM3 KYTE (WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born Abt. 1490 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, and died Aft. 19 Mar 1543/44 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire. He married HELYN ? Abt. 1515 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Unknown in ?.

Notes for WILLIAM KYTE:
William lived at Ebrington Farm/Manor House.

He agreed a lease on the Manor House as follows:- “This indenture made the 23rd day of June, the 26th year of the reign of the sovereign lord King Henry the VIII, between Bartholomew Fortescue, Esq., of the one part and Willm Kete of Ebryghton of the other part. Witnesses that I the foresaid Bartholomew have leased & set to farm, to the said Willm Kete & his assigns, all his farm place of my manor of Ebryghton, with all the demesne lands, pastures & meadows thereto belonging, in the County of Gloucestershire, which the foresaid Willm Kete did before hold. And I the foresaid Bartholomew have granted my said farm of Ebryghton, with all the appurtenances thereto belonging, to the above said Willm Kete & his assigns from the day of the making hereof, until the term of 40 years be fully determined & ended, with all manner of commodities & landable customs to the foresaid farm belonging; yielding therefore yearly to me the foresaid Bartholomew, my heirs & assigns £14 of good & of lawful money of England, to be paid at the feasts of the year, that is to say, at the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lady & at the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, by even portions. And the said Willm & his assigns shall gather all the rents of the said manor and lordship during the time aforesaid & to do all things that belong unto the bailiff of the foresaid manor. And also the said Willm Kete & his assigns shall bear the expenses of the steward & of other of the [tenants] of the foresaid Bartholomew & his heirs which shall come thither to set the rents, in monies, meat & horsemeat, at all times, as often as they come for the said rent, at his profits and charges, during the time aforesaid. Also the said Willm & his assigns shall keep & sustain all manner of strays, waifs & beasts, coming within the manor, belonging to the lord therof by any manner of title, for the which beasts the said Willm & his assigns shall have reasonable allowance, for as often times as it shall happen. And the foresaid Willm & his assigns to have all manner of lop & shride & all other fuels growing upon the said farm during the said time. And the foresaid Willm & his assigns shall repair all houses of the foresaid farm at their own party’s costs & charges, during the time aforesaid. And the foresaid Willm & his assigns shall pay to the foresaid Bartholomew, his heirs & assigns, to the new building of the hall & the kitchen & so, that, furnished & done, to have £ 6 13s 4d. And the foresaid Bertholomew, his heirs & assigns, shall bear all the costs of the walls of the chambers except the Great Chamber. And also the said Willm & his assigns shall continually dwell in the said dwelling place during the said time. And if it happen that the foresaid rent of £14 to be unpaid in part or in all, by the space of 15 days after any of the feasts aforesaid, then it shall be lawful for the said Bartholomew, his heirs & assigns, in all the farm place, lands, pastures & meadows to distrain & that distress wholly & keep until the time they be fully satisfied of all the arrears of the foresaid rent, with their costs & damages which they should suffer by the non-payment of the same. And if it happen that the said rent be behind in part or in all by the space of half a year after any payment of the same & have be asked, then it shall be lawful to the said Bartholomew, his heirs & assigns, to re-enter in all the foresaid place, lands, pastures & meadows, with their appurtenances, this lease notwithstanding, and furthermore, the said Willm covenants & grants to and with the said Bartholomew that he & his assigns, during the said time of 40 years, all manner of covenants in their indenture contained, well & truely shall [obtain] & keep, as well as the said Bartholomew covenants & grants, & with the said Willm that he & his years, during the said time of 40 years, the said Willm & his assigns occupying the said farm place, lands, pastures & meadows, with the appurtenances, a gift of all people shall warrant & defend. In witness whereof, as the parties of this indenture, the foresaid Bartholomew and also the foresaid Willm have interchangeably set their seals the day & year above written.”
He made his Will on 17th March 1544: “In the name of God Amen – the 10th day of the month of March in the year of our Lord God a thousand five hundred forty four and in the year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord Henrye the eighth Elizabeth by the grace of God King of England France and Ireland defender of the faith and in carege (courage?) next unto God of the Church of England and also Ireland the sovereign head. I Willam Kyte of Ebrington in the County of Gloucester – whole of memory and sick in body Do make my testament and last will in manner and form following. First I bequeath my soul to the Almighty God our blessed Lady Saint Mary and unto all the holy company of heaven and my body to be buried in the church yard of my parish church at the north door. Then to the mother church of Glos. 12d. Then to the high alter of my parish church aforesaid 12d. Then to the repacyon (repairing?) of the body of the same church 3s. 4d. Then to Richard my son 40 sheep. then to Margaret my daughter 40 sheep. Then to Margery my daughter 40 sheep. Then to Elizabeth my daughter 40 sheep. Then to Alice my daughter 40 sheep, Then to Katryn my daughter 40 sheep. Then to Bartylmewe my son 20 sheep. Then of and in the farm which I have taken by leave dying the use of the same I make Helyn my wife my assignee. So long as she doth keep herself widow. If she marry within the said time then I will her to remain to John my eldest son and to his assignees. Then the residue of all and singular my goods unbequeathed my debts paid and the aforesaid legacies discharged I give and bequeath to the said Helyn my wife and Wyllm my son and they to use, occupy and bestow them as God shall put them in mind for the health of my soul and their increase. Which Helyn I make my excutex jointly with the said Wyllm my son and heir. And they likewise overseers of all things as is aforesaid. These being Witness Robert Jaye priest of Campdon Rik Flechar of Aston Rik the clerke they with others [more]”
He was buried by the north door of St. Eadburgha’s Church in Ebrington.

Children of WILLIAM KYTE and HELYN ? are:
4. i. JOHN4 KEYT, b. Abt. 1516, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Bef. Sep 1564, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.

ii. MARGRET KEYTE, b. Abt. 1522, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
iii. MARGERY KEYTE, b. Abt. 1524, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
iv. ELIZABETH KEYTE, b. Abt. 1527, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
v. ALYS KEYTE, b. Abt. 1530, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
vi. KATERYNE KEYTE, b. Abt. 1533, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
vii. BARTYLMEWE KEYTE, b. Abt. 1538, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
viii. WILLIAM KITE, b. Unknown, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Aft. 15 Feb 1565/66, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.

 Generation No. 4

4. JOHN4 KEYT (WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born Abt. 1516 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, and died Bef. Sep 1564 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire. He married ELIZABETH FREEMAN Abt. 1543 in ?, daughter of THOMAS FREEMAN and ?. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Aft. 1564 in ?.

Notes for JOHN KEYT:

John was a Yeoman.
He agreed a lease on Ebrington Manor Farm as follows:- “This indenture made the 14th day of January in the fifth year of the reign of our sovereign lord Edward the Sixth, by the grace of God, of England, France and Ireland king, defender of the faith & on earth the supreme head of the Church of England & also of Ireland. Witness that Bartholomew Fortescue, Esq., has devised, granted & to farm leased, & by these presents, devises, grants to farm leases unto John Kete all his farm place with all the demesne lands, pastures, meadows, common pastures, with all manner of commodities, landable customs with the appurtenances unto the said same belonging, set, lying and being within the manor of Ebrighton in the County of Glocester, the which one Willm Kete did there late hold; to have, hold, occupy & enjoy the {crease} & all other, the {….crease….} to the said John Kete & his assigns from the day of making hereof until the end, & during the full & whole time of three score years [then next &] immediately following, fully to be ended & [continued], yielding & paying therefore yearly unto the said Bertholomew Fortescue his heirs & assigns fourteen pounds sterling, to be paid at two feasts of the year, that is to say, at the feast of Easter & Saint Michael the Archangel, by even portions during the time aforesaid. And also the said John Kete & his assigns which shall be tenant upon the said farm, then after the death or yielding up—shall pay the best beast in this manor of a heriot or life fee. And the said John Kete & his assigns shall gather & [level] all the rents & the [sements] of the said manor and lordship during the time aforesaid. And to do all other things that belong unto the bailiff {crease} of the said manor. And also the said John Kete & his assigns shall bear the expenses of the steward & of other of the servants of the forsaid Bartholomew & his heirs, which shall come together to set the rents, both in monies, meat, and horsemeat, at all times, as often as they shall come for the said rents, at their own personal costs & charges during the time aforesaid. And the said John Kete & his assigns shall keep & sustain all manner of strays, waifs & beasts, coming within the said manor or lordship, belonging unto the lord thereof, by any manner of title, for the which beasts the said John & his assigns shall have reasonable allowance, for as ere times as it shall happen. And furthermore, the aid John Kete & his assigns shall build a sufficient hall & a kitchen in & upon the foresaid farm place, at their own personal costs & charge, within sixty years next ensuing the date hereof, & to the building thereof, the said John & his assigns shall have sufficient timber as there shall be growing upon the said farm. And the said John Kete & his assigns shall have all manner of lop, shride & all other fuels growing upon the said farm, during the time aforesaid. And [also] that the said John & his assigns shall repair, maintain & sustain all & singular, the premises with the appurtenances, in all things mete & sufficiently at their own personal costs & charges during the time aforesaid; & to that, they shall have such timber, fuel, shride & stakes as shall be growing upon the premises, [when so] an it happen to be needful, without any waste there doing. And if it happen that the said rent of £14, or any part thereof, to be behind & not paid by the space of a month after any of foresaid feasts, in the which it ought to be paid, & no sufficient distress in or upon the premises with the appurtenances may or can be found & that if the said John Kete or his assigns do not continually dwell in & upon the said farme with the appurtenances, then it shall be lawful to & for the said Bartholomew Fortescue, his heirs & assigns into all & singular the premises with the appurtenances to re-enter & the same to have again & enjoy as yet his [first] estate, these presents in any case notwithstanding. And the said Bartholomew & his heirs the foresaid farm place & other, the premises with the appurtenances, to the said John Kete & to his assigns during the time aforesaid, in manner & form above specified, against all people shall warrant, signet & defend by these presents. In witness whereof, the parties aforesaid to this indenture interchangeably have put their seals the day & year above written.”
He wrote his Will on 21st October 1563 “In the name of god Amen the 21 day of October in the year of our Lord God a thousand five hundred and sixty three I John Kyett of eberton into the County of Glous yeoman sick in body and in fit mind do make my last will and testament in manner and form following / first I bequeath my soul unto god and my body to be buried in the church yard of Eberton at the north door / unto mother church I give (ink blot) 6sh. 4d also I give will and bequeath unto Ric my second son three score pounds in full payment for his legacy / Also I give and bequeath unto John my youngest son three score pounds in full payment of his legacy / the three score pounds I will that my executors pay unto my said sons when they come to the age of 20 years / And if it happen one of my sons died before he come to the age of 20 years then I will that the other brother shall have the whole 6 score pounds. / All the residue of my good lease and taking unbequeathed I will thine unto Elizabeth my wife and William my oldest son whom I make my executor and when said William shall come to the age of 20 years / Then I will that he occupy the one half unto his mother of all my good farms leas and taking to his own unto and behove / Also if William die before he come to the age of 20 years then I will that Richard my second son shall have and enjoy in the same farm and at the same age the executorship what lease taking is good as was before bequested to my oldest son Willm And if Ric happen to die then I will that John my youngest son shall have and enjoy the executorship what lease good taking in the same form and at the same age as Richard afore shall have had / Also if any of my said sons that is to say Willm Ric or John / being so unthrifty (here there is an illegible insert above the line) to sell align put away or any right claim total or title that he may have by this my will so concerning my lease and executorship I will that he shall take no benefit of this my will nor make(inserted) thereof And if it shall be my oldest son that fall into any surge of unthriftyness then I will that he shall have the legacy before bequeathed to Ric and so to be put from and excluded of all right that he hath to my lease and executorship and all the benefit thereto belonging and then Ric to save and enjoy the lease and executorship and so from one to another And if it happen that the said Willm do die having no son of his body lawfully begotten then I will that Ric shall enjoy and have all my farm lease and takings and term of years And if it happen Ric die having no son of his body lawfully begotten then I will that John my youngest son shall have my farm lease taking is ___ of yourself I will that Elizabeth my wife have the governor of my children house good lease taking and term of year Keeping herself sole and unmarried until so the time my said children come to the age of 20 years and then they to have the benefit of this my will according as heretofore is unwritten and if Elizabeth my said(inserted) wife do marry then I will that my executors pay unto her one hundred pounds and she to be excluded and discharged of my good lease and taking and live of year and I bind her by this my will to redelign unto my children all my lease and taking and the said Elizabeth my wife live and keep herself unmarried then I will she shall have occupy and enjoy the one half of my good farms lease and taking wth my son during her natural life Also if my said wife happen to die or marry at anytime my children being when the age of 20 years / then I will that John Freeman my son-in-law have the governor of my said children what the good farm lease taking wth all the asset comodons thereto belonging appertaining totally use of my said children and according to this my last will and testament also I give and bequeath unto Barthellmew my brother a cow or 20 shillings. Also I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth a cow or 20 shillings Also I give and bequeath unto my sister(inserted) alys a cow or 20 shillings. Also I give and bequeath unto Kateren my sister a cow or 20 shillings / this I do acknowledge by this my will that I have fully satisfied and paid unto my brother Thomas all such good and sums of money as is hath(inserted) or been due unto the said Thomas from the beginning of(inserted) the worall (world?) unto this day / saving and excepting 5s.4d. the wcc (which) I do owe unto him for the WICK(inserted) 16 groats the said Thomas hath detained (ink blot) and doth detain A bill of £10 against all right and cosyons Also I do acknowledge that my brother Willm is fully paid of all such forms of money debts and demands that is or hath thine betwixt the said Willm and me from the beginning of the worall unto this day and yet go keeping a bill in like case / And to this my last will and testament I do make Willm Grant gentleman John Harris Ric canning of Foxcote and John Freeman of Eberton my overseers to whom I give 6sh. 8d. a piece. Also if it havin the said Willm Ric and John Kyett my sons die without any issue of their bodies lawfully begotten then I will give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my wife she being sole and not married all my good lease and taking during her natural life And after the death of my wife and children and their children and or dying as is written in this my last will foresoever then I will and give unto Willm Kyett my brother and to his children my lease and years that shall then be to come of any in the form of Eberton In witness thereof I the said John Kyett going first in death and _____d for the person of Richard Freeman brother of Robert John Goodlyston John Holtam John Jarratt John Freeman Willym Kyett John Grey and signs other
Johannis Kyet ____ de Eburton”.
Probate for this Will is dated 9th September 1564
There is then a second Will attributed to John written on the same date and making the same bequeaths, though worded differently “In the name of god Amen the 21st day of October in the year of our Lord god a thousand five hundred sixty and three, I John Kyete of Eberton within the county of Gloucester, yeoman sick in body and in perfect mind do make my last will and testament in manner and form following. First I bequeath my soul unto god and my body to be bruied in the church yard of Eberton at the north door unto the mother church I give 2sh. 8d. Also I give will and bequeath unto Richard my second son three score pound in full payment for his legacy Also I give and bequeath unto John my youngest son Three score pound in full payment of his legacy then with Six score pound I will that my executors pay unto my said sons when they come to the age of twenty years. And if it happen one of my sons die before he come to the age of twenty years, then I will that the other brother shall have the whole six score pound. All the residue of my good leases and taking unbequeathed I will and give unto Elizabeth my wife and William my eldest son whom I make my executor and when the said William shall come to the age of twenty years then I will that he occupy the one half with his mother of all my good farms leases and taking to his own use and behalf, Also if William die before he come to the age of twenty years then I will that Richard my second son shall have and enjoy in the same farm and at the same age the executorship withall leases taking and good as was before bequeathed to my eldest son William. And if Richard happen to die then I will that John my youngest son shall have and enjoy the executorship with all leases good taking in the same farm and at the same age as Richard heretofore shall have had, Also if any of my said sons that is to say William Richard or John being so unthrifty to go about to sell alien or put always any right bayme (by me ?) will or most that he may have by this my will concerning my leases and executorship I will that he shall take no benefit of this my will nor no part thereof, And if it should be my last son that fall into any sort of unthriftiness then I will that he shall have the legacy before bequeathed to Richard and so to be put from and excluded of the right that he has to my leases and executorship and all the profit thereunto belonging, and then Richard to have and ebjoy the leases and executorship, and so from one to another, and, if it happen the said William to die having no son of his body lawfully begotten, then I will that Richard shall enjoy and have all my farm leases and taking and term of years, and if, it happen Richard to die having no son of his body lawfully begotton then I will that John my youngest son shall have my farm lease and taking and term of years, Also I will that Elizabeth my wife have the governance of my children house good leases taking and term of years, keeping herself sole and unmarried until such time my children come to the age of 20 years, and then they to have the benefit of this my will according as heretofore is written, and if Elizabeth my said wife do marry then I will that my executors pay unto her one hundred pounds and she to be excluded and discharged of my good leases taking and term of years and I bind her by this my will to redeliver unto my children all my leases and taking and the said Elizabeth my wife like and kept herself unmarried then I will she shall have occupy and enjoy the one half of my good farms Leases and taking with my son During her natural life, Also if my said wife happen to die or marry at any time my children being within the age of twenty years then I will that John Freeman my son-in-law have this governance of my said children withall the good farms leases and taking with all the profit commodities thereunto belonging or appertaining to then the use of my said children according to this my last will and testament, Also I give and bequeath unto Bartholomew my brother a cow or 20s. Also I give and bequeath unto my sister Elizabeth a sow or 20s. Also I give and bequeath unto my sister Alice a cow or 20s. Also I give and bequeath unto Kathryn my sister a cow or 20s.This I acknowledge by this my will that I have fully satisfied and put paid unto my brother Thomas all such good and sums of money as is or hath been due unto the said Thomas from the beginning of the World unto this day saving and excepting 5s.4d. the worth I do owe unto him for the worth 5s.4d. the said Thomas hath detained and doth detain a bill of Ten pound against all right and concern, Also I do acknowledge that my brother William is fully paid of such sums of money debt and demand that is or hath been betwixt the said William _________ from the beginning of the world unto this day and yet keeping a bill in like case and to this my last will and Testament I do make William Brynt John haryye Richard Canning of foxcote and John Freeman of Eberton my overseers to whom I give 6s.8d a piece / Also if it happen the said William Richard and John Kyete my sons die without issue of their bodies lawfully begotton then I will give and bequeath unto Elizabeth my wife she being sole and command all my good leases and taking during her natural life / And after the death of my wife and children and their children according as is written in this my last will heretofore, then I will and give to William Kyete my brother and to his children my lease and years that shall then be to come of and in the farm of Eberton, In witness thereof I the said John Kyete have put to my seal and hand in the presence of Richard Freman batchelor of divinity John hodyllston John holtam John Jarrett John Freman William Kyete John Grey and divers other.”
Probate for this Will is dated 10th September 1564.
John was buried at the north door of St. Eadburgha’s Church in Ebrington.

 

 

Notes for ELIZABETH FREEMAN:
Elizabeth may have remarried after husband John’s death as she is referred to as Elizabeth Petre in the London probate of John’s Will.

 

 

Children of JOHN KEYT and ELIZABETH FREEMAN are:
i. KATH5 KITE, b. Abt. 1542, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
ii. WILLIAM KEYTE, b. Abt. 1544, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Bef. 12 Oct 1632, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.
iii. MARGY KITE, b. Abt. 1544, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
5. iv. RICHARD KEYT, b. Abt. 1545, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Bef. 04 Jul 1612, Hidcote Boyce, Gloucestershire.
v. ELIZABETH KEYT, b. Unknown, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?; m. JOHN FREEMAN, Unknown, ?; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
vi. JOHN KYTE, b. Abt. 1550, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Aft. 20 Apr 1614, Great Wolford, Warwickshire.

Generation No. 5

5. RICHARD5 KEYT (JOHN4, WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born Abt. 1545 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, and died Bef. 04 Jul 1612 in Hidcote Boyce, Gloucestershire. He married CISSILIE ? 14 Nov 1567 in possibly at Ebrington. She was born Unknown in ?, and died Bef. 06 Mar 1625/26 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire.

 

 

Notes for RICHARD KEYT:
Richard was a husbandman at Hidcote Boyce in the parish of Ebrington.
He made his Will on 17th June 1607: “……..in the year of the King of a most …….. Of England, ffrance …… Ireland the ……….. of Scotland the fortieth king Defender of the faith ….. I Richard Kyte of Hidcote Boyse in the County of Gloster husband man being of good and expert mind …… to almighty god do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following
Imprimis I give my Soul to the almighty god and my body to be buried at the north door of the parish church of Eberton and for my wordly goods in manner and form as followeth Item I give unto every Cottage hereso within Eberton and Hidcote 4d. Item I do give unto six of my Children 20s. a piece by overseers namely Thomas William Richard Robert John and Margaret To be paid after the expiration of the natural life of Cissilie my wife Item I do give unto my two godsons first ……… ……… ………. Richard holtam 10s. and to Robert Bolter son of Roger Bolter 12d. all the Rest of my goods not bequeathed my debts being paid and funeral expenses discharged I do make Cissilie my wife my whole executor of all my goods movable and unmovable Provided always that if it happen Cissilie my wife do marry then my will is that my six Children aforesaid shall have £10 a piece to be paid unto them at her day of marriage Item I do give Constitute and Appoint my trusty and well beloved in Christ George Holtam and William ffreman to be overseers of Hidcote Aforesaid to be the said truly executed performed and paid for the health of my soul giving them for their pains taking 7d. a piece In witness whereof I have put my mark the day and year first above written In the presence of Nicholas Southarne, Richard Gibes
Richard signed his Will with his mark”.
Probate was dated 4th July 1612.
He was buried at the north door of St. Eadburgha’s Church in Ebrington.

Notes for CISSILIE ?:
Cissilie was buried at St. Eadburgha’s in Ebrington on 6th March 1626.

Children of RICHARD KEYT and CISSILIE ? are:
i. DOROTIE6 KEYT, b. Bef. 29 Oct 1568, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. 15 Dec 1568, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.
Dorothy was christened at St.Eadburgha’s Church in Ebrington on 29th October 1568.
She died young.
6. ii. THOMAS KEYTT, b. Bef. 10 Dec 1569, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.
iii. WILLIAM KEYT, b. Bef. 20 Jul 1572, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?; m. ELNORA PHILLIPS, 02 May 1598, Cherington, Gloucestershire; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
William was christened at St.Eadburgha’s Church on 20th July 1572.
iv. RICHARD KEYT, b. Bef. 20 Aug 1575, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
v. ROBERT KEYT, b. Bef. 17 Jul 1578, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
vi. JOHN KEYT, b. Bef. 08 Dec 1580, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
John was christened at St.Eadburgha’s in Ebringtom on 8th December 1580. He was also christened in Cherington on the same day.
He died young.
vii. JOSIAS KEYT, b. Bef. 14 Jul 1583, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Abt. 1586, ?.
Josias was christened at St.Eadburgha’s Church on 14th July 1583.
He was buried on 8th December 1586.
viii. MARGARET KEYT, b. Bef. 14 Aug 1588, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Abt. 1607, ?.
Margaret was christened at St.Eadburgha’s church on 11th August 1588.
She was buried on 25th August 1607.
ix. JOHN KYTE, b. Bef. 12 Jun 1591, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.

 Generation No. 6

6. THOMAS6 KEYTT (RICHARD5 KEYT, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born Bef. 10 Dec 1569 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, and died Unknown in Ebrington, Gloucestershire. He married ALICE ? Abt. 1590 in ?. She was born Unknown in Gloucestershire, and died Bef. 27 Jul 1655 in Broad Campden, Gloucestershire.

Notes for THOMAS KEYTT:
Thomas was christened at St.Eadburgha’s in Ebrington on 10th December 1569.

He was a smith.
He was recorded in ‘Men & Armour – 1608’ as being aged about 40 and fit to be a calvyer (cavalier).

He is thought to have been buried at Ebrington.

Notes for ALICE ?:

Alice lived in Crosse House in Broad Campden, Gloucestershire.

She made her Will on 9th January 1646: “In the name of God Amen I Alice Keytt of Broad Campden in the county of Gloucester widow being of perfect mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God, Do this present year of our Lord god one thousand six hundred and forty six The ninth day of January in the two and twentieth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles by the grace of god of England Holland France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith xt (Christ) make this my last will and Testament in manner and form following thereby revoking and disannulling all other my former wills whatsoever First I command my soul unto the hands of Almighty God my Creator And to his Son Jesus Christ my most merciful redeemer Trusting and as soundly believing through his merits of his death and passion to obtain permission and pardon of all mine offences And my body into the earth from whence it came Item I give unto my eldest son Thomas Keytt Fifty Shillings and to ever of his children that shall be living at the time of my decease Two Shillings and six pence a piece Item I give unto my son James Keytt Five Pounds in money one Flock bed and boulster and feather pillow one pillow by my pair of sheets one pair of blankets one twilly cloth and one shelf Item I give unto my son William Keytt Two Shillings and Six Pence and to his daughter jane two Shillings and six pence Item I give unto my son in law John Perryn two Shillings and six pence and to my daughter his wife twelve pence and to his two sons two shillings and six pence a piece and to his daughter one sheet Item I give unto my son in law Thomas Tysoe his five children twelve pence a piece Item I give unto my son in law John Newton his two children twelve pence a piece Item I give and bequeath and devise unto my son Richard Keytt the …….(looks like ‘inegEuccucdu’) Condement in Broad Campden aforesaid wherein I knowd well called Crosse House so with the back side and garden there unto adjoining and belonging fourth farm of forty years of Thomas Moseley of Broad campden aforesaid yeoman and John his son shall so long give the rest and residue of all my goods Chattells and Chattells movable and unmovable debts and ready money, before not given now bequeathed after my debts paid my Legacies and funeral discharged I give and bequeath unto the said son Richard Keytt my son whom I make my whole and Sole executor of this my last will and Testament And constitute ordaine and John Keytt and Thomas Taylor of Ebrington to be my overseers of this my last will and Testament And in witness of that, this is my last will and Testament I have hereunto set my hand and seal these being witness whose names are hereunto written.
The mark of Alice Keytt
Sealed and published in the presence of Thomas Taylor John Keytt”
The Will was proved on 27th July 1655.

Children of THOMAS KEYTT and ALICE ? are:
i. THOMAS7 KEYT, b. Abt. 1599, Gloucestershire; d. Bef. 06 Feb 1691/92, Broad Campden, Gloucestershire.
7. ii. WILLIAM KYTE, b. Abt. 1600, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Aft. 1646, probably in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.
iii. RICHARD KEYT, b. Abt. 1604, ?; d. Sep 1684, Ebrington, Gloucestershire.
Richard was a Yeoman.
He wrote his Will on 29th April 1681: “In the name of god Amen. On the nine and twentieth day of April in the three and thirtieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second by the Grace of God of England Scotland France and Ireland King, Defender of the faith and in the year of our Lord God one thousand six hundred and eighty one, I Richard Keyt of Ebrington in the County of Gloucester Yeoman, being of perfect mind and memory (thanks be to God), do make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and form following.
Imprimis I resign my soul into the hands of my Creator, hoping to be saved through the merits of my blessed Redeemer, and I give my body to the earth to be decently buried. And as touching that wordly estate which it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I bequeath and dispose of the same in manner and form following.
Imprimis I give and bequeath unto the sons and daughters of my Brother William Keyt of Ebrington aforesaid carpenter twenty pounds a piece. Item I give unto Elizabeth Keyt daughter of my Brother William Keyt, one chest and my best feather bed and bolster and other things belonging to the said bed, and two pair of my best sheets. Item I give unto Jane Keyt daughter of my Brother William Keyt one feather bed and one bed-tick and one bolster and two pair of sheets. Item I give unto Thomas Keyt son of my Brother William Keyt all my diaper linen. Item I do constitute and ordain my Brother William Keyt sole executor of this my last will and Testament. Item all the rest of my money, chattels, cattle, and goods whatsoever I give and bequeath unto my said Brother William Keyt. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed and sealed and declared The mark of Ricardo Kyat
In the presence of William Oldaker Jonathan Randall Samuell Knight”
He was buried near the north door of St. Eadburgha’s Church in Ebrington.
Probate was granted in October 1684.
iv. Miss KEYT, b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?; m. JOHN NEWTON, Unknown, ?; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
She had 2 children – names not known.
v. ANNE KEYT, b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?; m. THOMAS TYSOWE, 08 May 1617, Mickleton, Gloucestershire; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
Anne had 5 children – names not known.
Her husband Thomas’ name is recorded as Tysowe on some records.
vi. CICILY KEYT, b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
vii. JAMES KEYT, b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.

Generation No. 7

7. WILLIAM7 KYTE (THOMAS6 KEYTT, RICHARD5 KEYT, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born Abt. 1600 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, and died Aft. 1646 in probably in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. He married ELIZABETH ? 01 Jun 1624 in St. Eadburgha, Ebrington. She was born Abt. 1605 in Ebrington, Gloucestershire, and died Unknown in ?.

Notes for WILLIAM KYTE:
William was Christened on 9th September 1603.
He lived in Ebrington after his marriage and moved to Chipping Campden sometime between 1636 and 1639.

Notes for ELIZABETH ?:
William’s wife’s name is thought to have been Elizabeth, though this is still to be proved!

Children of WILLIAM KYTE and ELIZABETH ? are:
i. ELIZABETH8 KEITE, b. 20 Mar 1625/26, St. Eadburgha, Ebrington; d. Unknown, ?.
ii. JANE KEITE, b. 24 Mar 1628/29, St.Eadburgha, Ebrington; d. Unknown, ?.
Jane was christened on 24th March 1629.
iii. ARTHUR KEITE, b. 06 Jun 1630, St. Eadburgha, Ebrington; d. Unknown, ?.
Arthur was christened on 6th June 1630.
iv. ADAM KEYTE, b. 1631, Ebrington, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
v. MARYE KEYTE, b. 01 Jan 1631/32, St. Eadburgha, Ebrington; d. Unknown, ?.
Mary was christened on 1st January 1632.
vi. LAWRENCE KEYTE, b. 01 May 1634, St. Eadburgha, Ebrington; d. Unknown, ?.
Lawrence was christened on 1st May 1634.
vii. SARA KEYTE, b. 19 Jun 1636, St. Eadburgha, Ebrington; d. Unknown, ?.
Sara is also recorded as being Sara Kyte.

She was christened on 19th June 1636.
viii. ANN KEYT, b. 16 Feb 1638/39, St. James, Chipping Campden; d. Unknown, ?.
ix. WILLIAM KITE, b. 16 Apr 1643, St. James, Chipping Campden; d. Bef. 1646, ?.
William died in infancy, that is before he was 1 year old.
8. x. WILLIAM KITE, b. Bef. 12 Apr 1646, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; d. Abt. 1696, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.

Generation No. 8

8. WILLIAM8 KITE (WILLIAM7 KYTE, THOMAS6 KEYTT, RICHARD5 KEYT, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born Bef. 12 Apr 1646 in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, and died Abt. 1696 in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. He married ANN HICHCOX Abt. 1679 in Chipping Campden, daughter of JOHN HICHCOX and CATHERINE COLBOURNE. She was born 03 Jul 1659 in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, and died 02 Apr 1745 in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.

Notes for WILLIAM KITE:
William was christened at St.James Church in Chipping Campden on 12th April 1646.
William died intestate. Obligation in favour of his wife Alice was made in 1696: “The condition of this Obligation is such that if the above bounden Anne Keyt widow Relict and Administration of all and singular the goods chattels and credit of William Keyt late of Chipping Campden aforesaid deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods chattels and credit of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hand possession or knowledge of her the said Anne Keyt or into the hand and possession of any person or persons for her and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Diocese of Gloucester at or before the tenth day of June next ensuing And the same goods chattels and all other the good chattels credit of the said deceased at the time of his death which at anytime after shall come to the hand or possession of the said Anne Keyt or into the hand or possession of any other person or persons for her do well and truly Administer .……………… being and further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of her so dying at or before the tenth day of April next coming and all the rest and residue of the said goods chattels and credit which shall be found remaining upon the said Administrator amongst the same being first examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the said Court shall deliver and say unto each person or persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their decree or sentence to the true intent and meaning of the late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth years of the reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the second Instituted (?) an Act for the better settling of Intestate Estate shall limit and appoint And if it shall hereafter appear that any last will and Testament was made by the said deceased and the Executor or Executors therein named do exhibit the same unto the said Court making bequest to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said Administratrix above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said true of Adcon. (approbation of such testament being first had and made) in the said Court then this Obligation to be void and of none effect or also to coniano in full force and vertue
Sign Sealed and delivered Anne A Keyt
in the presence of Andrew Simkins Horscroft N.P Thomas Johns”

Notes for ANN HICHCOX:

Ann died intestate – Obligation in favour of son William was published on 19th May 1745: “Know all men by these present that we William Keyte of Chipping Campden in the County of Glouc. Yeoman and Thomas Morell of the same place Gent and John Doe are helf and firmly bound unto Martin Lord Bishop of Glouc. In the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds of Good and lawful Money of Great Britain to be paid unto the said Lord Bishop or to his certain Attorney his Executors Administrators or assigns To which payment well and truly to be made We Oblige our Selves and every of us by himself and themselves for the whole our and every of our Heirs Executors and Administrators firmly by these present Sealed with our Seals dated the Nineteenth day of May in the sixteenth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth And in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Forty Three.
The Condition of this Obligation is such that if William Keyte lawful and natural son and Administrator of all the Singular the goods Chattels and credits of Ann Keyte late of Chipping Campden widow Deceased do make or cause to be made a true and perfect Inventory of all and Singular the goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased which have or shall come to the hands or possession or knowledge of him the said Wm. Keyte or into the hands or possession of any person or persons for him and the same so made do exhibit or cause to be exhibited into the Registry of the Lord Bishop of Glouc at or before the last day of June next ensuing and the same goods chattels and credits and all other the goods Chattels and credits of the said Deceased at the time of her death which at any time after shall come to the hands or possession of the said William Keyte or into the hands and possession of any other person or persons for him do well and truly administer according to law And further do make or cause to be made a true and just account of his said Administration at or before the last day of April and all the rest and residue of the said Goods Chattels and Credits which shall be found remaining upon the Said Administrators account the same being first Examined and allowed of by the Judge or Judges for the time being of the Said Court Shall deliver and pay unto such person or persons respectively as the said Judge or Judges by his or their decree or Sentence persuant to the true intent and meaning of a late Act of Parliament made in the two and twentieth and three and twentieth years of the reign of our late Sovereign Lord King Charles the second Instituted An Act for the better Settling of Intestates Estates shall limit and appoint and if it shall heareafter appear that any last Will and Testament was made by the deceased and the Executor or Executors therin named do exhibit the same into the Said Court making request to have it allowed and approved accordingly if the said William Keyte above bounden being thereunto required do render and deliver the said Letters of Administration approbation of such Testament being first had and made in the said Court then thie Obligation to be Void or Else to remain in full force and Virtue
Sealed and delivered being first
duly stamped in the presence of Willm Keyt
L. F. Cook Thos: Cotterelle”
She is buried in St. James churchyard in Chipping Campden. The inscription on her headstone reads “Ann, wife of William Keyte, daughter of John Hichcox, died 2nd April 1745 aged 84”.

 

 

Children of WILLIAM KITE and ANN HICHCOX are:
i. MARY9 KEYT, b. 04 Feb 1679/80, St.James, Chipping Campden; d. Unknown, ?.
ii. ANNE KEYT, b. 31 Dec 1682, St.James, Chipping Campden; d. Unknown, ?.
iii. ELIZABETH KEYT, b. 31 Dec 1682, St.James, Chipping Campden; d. Unknown, ?.
9. iv. WILLIAM KEYT, b. 02 Oct 1684, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; d. Bef. 1743, Wolds End House, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire.
v. JOHN KITE, b. 24 Mar 1685/86, St.James, Chipping Campden; d. Unknown, ?.
vi. RICHARD KEYTE, b. 29 Mar 1689, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
vii. THOMAS KEYTE, b. 03 Nov 1692, St.James, Chipping Campden; d. Unknown, ?.
viii. JOAN KITE, b. 24 Jan 1694/95, St.James, Chipping Campden; d. Unknown, ?.
(Note – Joan was sometimes recorded as Jane in old scripts)

Generation No. 9

9. WILLIAM9 KEYT (WILLIAM8 KITE, WILLIAM7 KYTE, THOMAS6 KEYTT, RICHARD5 KEYT, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born 02 Oct 1684 in Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, and died Bef. 1743 in Wolds End House, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. He married MARGERY BRAWNE 14 Feb 1709/10 in St.James, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, daughter of EDWARD BRAUNE and ANN ?. She was born 04 Dec 1677 in Aschurch near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, and died Unknown in ?.

 

 

Notes for WILLIAM KEYT:
William was christened at St. James Church in Chipping Campden on 2nd October 1684.
He was a yeoman.
He was a maltster by trade, possibly working at the malt house behind what is now the Seymour House Hotel.
He was living in “Randall’s House”, Chipping Campden, until 1711 and then moved to “Wolds End House”, a separate property on the corner of High Street and Back End which he rented from the Nolan family in 1719 for the life of his son William and his wife Margery.

 

 

Children of WILLIAM KEYT and MARGERY BRAWNE are:
i. WILLIAM10 KEYTT, b. 30 Oct 1711, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
ii. ANN KEYTT, b. 26 Dec 1712, St.James, Chipping Campden; d. Unknown, ?.
iii. SARAH KEYTT, b. 18 Jul 1714, St.James, Chipping Campden; d. Unknown, ?.
10. iv. RICHARD KITE, b. 07 Sep 1716, St. James, Chipping Campden; d. Sep 1783, Egiock near Inkberrow, Worcestershire.
v. THOMAS KITE, b. Bef. 02 Jul 1717, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.

Generation No. 10

10. RICHARD10 KITE (WILLIAM9 KEYT, WILLIAM8 KITE, WILLIAM7 KYTE, THOMAS6 KEYTT, RICHARD5KEYT, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born 07 Sep 1716 in St. James, Chipping Campden, and died Sep 1783 in Egiock near Inkberrow, Worcestershire. He married MARY HANNAH HUNT 15 Oct 1747 in St. Lawrence, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, daughter of THOMAS HUNT and ANN ?. She was born Bef. 21 Jun 1727 in ?, and died 1812 in Egiock near Inkberrow, Worcestershire.

Notes for RICHARD KITE:
Richard was born at “Wolds End House” in Chipping Campden.
He was a Yeoman Farmer.
He and Mary were married by Banns.
He moved to Egiock with Hannah to live at Egiock House sometime between 1756 and August 1758.
He was Parish Constable in 1763.
He was Overseer of the Poor for Egiock in 1767 and 1783.
He was Surveyor of the Highways in 1767 and 1768.
He made his Will on 23rd August 1783: “This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Keight of Egiock in the parish of Inkberrow in the County of Worcester Yeoman by which I mean to dispose of all my Worldly Estate and First I direct all my just Debts Funeral Expenses and the charge of proving this my Will to be paid and satisfied. Item to my Dear Wife Mary Keight I Give this Feather Bed Bedstead and Hangings standing and lying in the Parlor in my now Dwellinghouse with the Pillows and Bolsters thereto belonging now being in the Kitchen Chamber And also the best Bed Bedsteads and all other the Furniture now being and used in the Room called the best Chamber and also three pair of Blanketts and the two pair of best Sheets and two pair of second best Sheets. Item to my said Dear Wife Mary I also Give for the Term of her natural life One Annuity or clear Yearly sum of Twenty Pounds a Year to be paid to her by my Executors herein after named by four equal Quarterly payments in each Year (that is to say) Michaelmas Day, Christmas Day, Lady Day and Midsummer Day, and with the payment thereof I Do hereby charge all my Wordly Estate and Will that the first payment shall be made on such of the said quarterly Days as shall first happen after my decease. And that such Annuity or Yearly Sum shall be free from all Deductions. And that the Receipt or Receipts of my said Wife alone notwithstanding any future Coverture shall be good discharge to my said Executors for so much Money, as in each Receipt shall be expressed to be paid for her. To my Son Thomas I Give Thirty Pounds to be paid to him in one Year after my Decease Upon this express Condition only that be my said Son Thomas do and shall within the space on Nine Calender Months next after my decease peaceably and quietly yield up to my Executors herein after named the peaceable and quiet possession of the Messuage called Egiock House which he now resides in with all Lands Grounds and Appurtenances thereto belonging or occupied therewith But in case he my said Son Thomas shall not peaceably and quietly within the said space of Nine Months yield up the same Messuage and premises with the Appurtenances to my said Executors Then I Do hereby revoke and make void the Legacy of Thirty Pounds by me herein before given to him my said Son Thomas and in lieu and stead thereof Do give him only One Shilling To my Daughter Hannah Wife of William Laugher I Give Five Pounds and I also Give to my Daughter Mary Wife of Joseph Search Twenty Pounds both of which last mentioned Legacies I Will shall be paid in one year next after my Decease Item to my Daughters Betty and Nancy I Give Thirty Pounds a piece both which last mentioned Legacies I Will shall be paid in two years after my Decease. Item to my Son John and Daughter Charlotte I Give Thirty Pounds apiece and which said Legacies I Will shall be paid to them the said John and Charlotte at their respective ages of Twenty one Years And lastly I do hereby appoint my Sons Richard and William Joint Executors and residuary Legatees of this my Last Will and Testament and revoking all others by me heretofore made do declare this only to be my last In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Twenty third Day of August in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and Eighty three. The Mark of Richard Keight”
Richard was buried at St. Peter’s Church in Inkberrow on 10th September 1783.

Notes for MARY HANNAH HUNT:
Mary is thought to have been christened in Alcester, Warwickshire, on 21st June 1727.

She was buried at St. Peter’s Church in Inkberrow on 28th May 1812.

Children of RICHARD KITE and MARY HUNT are:
11. i. RICHARD11 KEIGHT, b. 1748, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire; d. 08 Sep 1824, Holberrow Green near Inkberrow, Worcestershire.
ii. HANNAH KITE, b. 15 Aug 1750, Bidford-on-Avon; d. 19 Oct 1834, ?; m. WILLIAM LAUGHER, 27 Nov 1766, St.Peter, Inkberrow; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
The winesses to Hannah’s wedding were Thomas Laugher and William Hiscox (Kitchcox?).
Her husband William was Constable of Inkberrow in 1765/6.
iii. THOMAS KITE, b. 09 Jan 1753, Bidford-on-Avon; d. Bef. 12 Jan 1753, ?.
iv. THOMAS KITE, b. 12 Jan 1755, St. Lawrence, Bidford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire; d. Unknown, ?.
v. MARY KITE, b. 10 Sep 1756, Bidford; d. Unknown, ?; m. JOSEPH SEARCH, 18 Nov 1778, St.Peter, Inkberrow; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
vi. WILLIAM KEIGHT, b. 1758, Inkberrow, Worcestershire; d. 17 Apr 1841, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
vii. BETTY KITE, b. 27 Dec 1761, St.Peter, Inkberrow; d. Unknown, ?.
viii. SARAH KITE, b. 26 Dec 1763, St.Peter, Inkberrow; d. 05 May 1775, Inkberrow.
ix. NANCY KEIGHT, b. 06 Jan 1766, Inkberrow, Gloucestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
x. JOHN KEIGHT, b. 30 Jun 1770.
xi. CHARLOTTE KEIGHT, b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.

Generation No. 11

11. RICHARD11 KEIGHT (RICHARD10 KITE, WILLIAM9 KEYT, WILLIAM8 KITE, WILLIAM7 KYTE, THOMAS6KEYTT, RICHARD5 KEYT, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born 1748 in Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, and died 08 Sep 1824 in Holberrow Green near Inkberrow, Worcestershire. He married SARAH MARY HALL 25 Jan 1776 in St.Peter, Inkberrow, Worcestershire. She was born Abt. 1751 in Hanbury, Worcestershire, and died 1825 in Holberrow Green, Worcestershire.

Notes for RICHARD KEIGHT:
Richard was christened at St. Lawrence in Bidford-on-Avon on18th August 1748
He was a farmer.
He was married by banns
The witnesses to his wedding were Edward Haughton and William Hiscox (Hitchcox?)
He was Overseer of the Poor for Egiock in 1791.
He was Surveyor of the Highway.
He moved from Egiock to live at Holberrow Green.
He made his Will on 4th July 1824: “This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Keight of the parish of Inkberrow in the County of Worcester. First I give devise and bequeath unto my wife Sarah All that my leasehold Messuage or Tenement Gardens and premises together with the whole of my personal estate goods and effects be the same of what nature or description soever To hold unto her my said wife for and during the term of her natural life And from and immediately after the death of my said wife I give and devise the whole of my leasehold premises with the Appurtenances unto my Grandson Job son of my son James J. Keight To hold unto my said Grandson his heirs executors Administrators and Assigns for and during the term of the lease. But if my said Grandson Job shall happen to die before my said wife then I give and devise the whole of my said premises unto my Grandson James son of my son James his executors Administrators and Assigns or the issue of his body for and during the term in the lease. Nevertheless I do make and subject the same premises to the following payments of funeral and testamentry expenses And at the end of twelve months after the decease of my said wife I make the said premises chargeable of the following legacies (that is to say) unto my daughter Hester five pounds unto my daughter Hannah four pounds unto my son James four pounds unto my son Richard four pounds unto my son John four pounds And likewise I make the said premises chargeable of the following legacies after the end of three years after the decease of my said wife (that is to say) unto my Grandson Joseph Turberville two pounds unto my Grandson Henry Keight two pounds unto my Granddaughter Sarah Turberville two pounds and unto my Granddaughter Harriet Keight two pounds And from and immediately after the decease of my said wife I give and bequeath unto my said son James the bed and bolster with the brownest tick with two post bedsteads and likewise the best linen chest I give unto my daughter Hannah the other bed with brown tick bolster and short bedsteads in the room over the kitchen. I give unto my Grandson Job Keight the blue striped bed and bolster and the bedsteads which are not put up And I give unto my son John the Clock and case and other linen chest and the rest and residue of my property I desire it may be divided amongst my children at the discretion on my executor. And lastly I appoint my good friend William Wynn Davies of the parish of Inkberrow in the County of Worcester farmer sole executor and Trustee of this my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I the said Richard Keight the tastator have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourth day of July in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and twenty four. Richard Keight”
Richard was buried at St. Peter’s Church in Inkberrow on 9th August 1824 aged 77.

Notes for SARAH MARY HALL:
Sarah was buried at St. Peter’s Church in Inkberrow on 2.6.1825 aged 74.

Children of RICHARD KEIGHT and SARAH HALL are:

i. SAMUEL12 KEIGHT, b. 10 Mar 1776, St.Peter, Inkberrow, Worcestershire; d. 20 Mar 1776, ?.
ii. ESTHER KEIGHT, b. 03 May 1778, St.Peter, Inkberrow, Worcestershire; d. Unknown, ?; m. THOMAS HARRISON, 02 Feb 1797, St.Peter, Inkberrow; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.
The witnesses to Esther’s wedding were Hester Harrison and Richard Keight.
iii. JAMES KEIGHT, b. 1780, St. Peter’s, Inkberrow, Worcestershire; d. 06 Aug 1844, Alvechurch, Worcestershire.
iv. HANNAH KEIGHT, b. 1782, Inkberrow, Worcestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
v. AMEY KEIGHT, b. 1785, Inkberrow, Worcestershire; d. Unknown, ?.
vi. RICHARD KEIGHT, b. Bef. 30 Apr 1786, St. Peter, Inkberrow, Worcestershire; d. 1855, Inkberrow, Worcestershire.
12. vii. JOHN KEYT, b. 05 Jan 1789, St.Peter, Inkberrow; d. Unknown, ?.
viii. JOB KEYTE, b. 23 Nov 1793, St.Peter, Inkberrow; d. Unknown, ?.
Job lived in Inkberrow

Generation No. 12

12. JOHN12 KEYT (RICHARD11 KEIGHT, RICHARD10 KITE, WILLIAM9 KEYT, WILLIAM8 KITE, WILLIAM7KYTE, THOMAS6 KEYTT, RICHARD5 KEYT, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2 KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born 05 Jan 1789 in St.Peter, Inkberrow, and died Unknown in ?. He married MARY HARWOOD 09 Dec 1813 in St.Peter, Inkberrow, Worcestershire. She was born 19 May 1779 in ?, and died 15 Feb 1838 in ?.

Notes for JOHN KEYT:
John was christened at St.Peter’s Church, Inkberrow, on 5th January 1789.

He was an agricultural labourer.

The witnesses to his wedding were Richard Keight and Hester Harrison.

Children of JOHN KEYT and MARY HARWOOD are:
13. i. CHARLES13 KEIGHT, b. 27 Nov 1814, ?; d. 27 Jan 1873, Aston Manor, Warwickshire.
ii. JOHN KEIGHT, b. Dec 1824, Inkberrow, Worcestershire; d. 16 Mar 1897, Harbourne, Aston.
iii. CAROLINE KEIGHT, b. 26 Jul 1829, St. Peter, Inkberrow; d. Unknown, ?.

Generation No. 13

13. CHARLES13 KEIGHT (JOHN12 KEYT, RICHARD11 KEIGHT, RICHARD10 KITE, WILLIAM9 KEYT, WILLIAM8 KITE, WILLIAM7 KYTE, THOMAS6 KEYTT, RICHARD5 KEYT, JOHN4, WILLIAM3 KYTE, WILLIAM2KEYTE, JOHN1 KEYT) was born 27 Nov 1814 in ?, and died 27 Jan 1873 in Aston Manor, Warwickshire. He married (1) MARY THOMAS 19 Jan 1849 in West Bromwich Parish Church, Staffordshire. She was born 1824 in Gloucestershire, and died Unknown in ?. He married (2) ANNE FENTON Unknown in ?. She was born 1813 in Wollaston, Gloucestershire, and died 1848 in Smethwick.

Notes for CHARLES KEIGHT:
Charles was a jobbing labourer living at No.5 Court 1, Clavendon Street, Aston, at the time of the 1861 census.
He later became a brass founder and metal refiner and eventually a carter/coal dealer.
The witnesses to his second wedding were Charles Williams and Elizabeth Thomas, ref: wedding certificate MXA 748296.
He died from bronchitis, ref: death certificate DXZ 935391.
His grand-daughter Harriet Dingley was present at his death.

Notes for ANNE FENTON:
Anne was buried in Smethwick on 21.4.1848 aged 35.

Children of CHARLES KEIGHT and MARY THOMAS are:
i. GEORGE FREDERICK14 KEIGHT, b. 13 Jan 1850, West Bromwich, Staffordshire; d. Unknown, ?.
ii. CHARLES KEIGHT, b. 01 Apr 1852, Edgbaston, Birmingham; d. Unknown, ?.
iii. THOMAS KEIGHT, b. 29 Jan 1854, Mount Street, Birmingham; d. Unknown, ?.
iv. WILLIAM KEIGHT, b. 05 Apr 1856, Bridge Street West, Birmingham; d. 16 Jun 1918, Crow Lane, Tamworth, Staffordshire.
v. WALTER JAMES KEIGHT, b. 13 Mar 1859, Cromwell Street, Aston Manor; d. 17 Mar, Cromwell Street, Duddeston, Aston, Warwickshire.

 

 

Children of CHARLES KEIGHT and ANNE FENTON are:
vi. SELENE14 KEIGHT, b. 03 Sep 1837, Smethwick, Staffordshire; d. Unknown, ?.
vii. HARRIET KEIGHT, b. 25 Oct 1839, All Saints, Birmingham; d. Unknown, ?.
viii. SAMUEL KEIGHT, b. 17 Oct 1841, Smethwick, Staffordshire; d. 1919, Aston, Birmingham.
ix. MARY ANNE KEIGHT, b. 11 Aug 1844, Smethwick, Staffordshire; d. Aug 1844, Smethwick, Staffordshire.
Mary was christened on 11.8.1844.
She was buried on 1.9.1844 aged 3 months.
14. x. JOHN KEIGHT, b. 18 May 1846, Bearwood Hill, Smethwick, Staffordshire; d. Unknown, ?.
John was an iron carter at the time of the 1861 census.
xi. SARAH ANNE KEIGHT, b. 07 May 1848, Smethwick, Staffordshire; d. Unknown, ?; m. ?, 1871, ?; b. Unknown, ?; d. Unknown, ?.

 

JOHN KEIGHT (coal carter and gas worker)
Born in Bearwood Hill, Smethwick, Staffordshire on 18th May 1846, died in 22 Prince Albert Street, Birmingham, on 11th June 1907
Lydia Field, born in Aston in about May 1855, died in Birmingham on 29th May 1932
Married at St. Saviour, Saltley, Aston, on 30th August 1875
Place of residence 1 Court, Saltley Street, Birmingham
Place of residence 46 Great Barr Street, Birmingham, England

 

EMILY KEIGHT
Born 1 Court, Saltley Street, Birmingham on 10th August 1876, died in Birmingham on 17th March 1953
John (Surname deleted), born in Birmingham in 1874, date and place of death not known
Married in 14 Apr 1898 Christ Church, Sparkbrook
Place of residence not known
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ERNEST (Surname deleted)
Born on 28th January 1902, 71 Bordesley Green, Birmingham, died on 22nd August 1965
Cissie Bushell, born 1901, died 04 Dec 1968 Hill Top Hospital, Bromsgrove
Married in Birmingham South on 29th June 1929
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CHRISTINE (Surname deleted)
Born on 18th December 1939 Sorrento Hospital, 15 Wake Green Road, Moseley
Matiss Ulmkalns, born in Ventspils,Latvia 10th Jan 1924
Married on 17th September 1960 All Saints Church, Shard End, Birmingham
Place of residence 272 Packington Avenue, Birmingham
Place of residence 7 Hartshill House, Hartshill Road, Olton
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MARIS ULMKALNS
Born Solihull
Penny, born Solihull
Married 1992 Orlando, Florida
Lives in Hall Green, Birmingham
e-mail: maris@btinternet.com
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BRUNO ULMKALNS
Born Solihull 1993

 

 

This descendant drop chart has been produced by Roger Keight ( roger.keight@virgin.net ) with the aid of Maris Ulmkalns and ‘Family Tree Maker 2005’ and was last updated in August 2009

 

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