D J Livingstone
155 Potters Field
Harlow, Essex
CM17 9DD
28 Sept 02.

Dear Jonathan,
First I must thank you for the Brind CD. In the summer I had my cataract done and now on waiting list for the other eye. It's wonderful to be able to read again. So I spent some time at my son's on his computer and he made some print out of the census for me. I see that Richard's brother Henry moved to Fairford in Gloucestershire and was a blacksmith like his father. Thomas (see enclosed). We also got on the internet and looked up PRO.wills. index found three interesting so got them. (www.PRO-online.PRO.GOV.UK). The most important to me is that of Sarah Brind (nee Butcher) in which she names Thomas as her son. Now I only have to find the next link back to John father. Maybe you know who he is?

I think he fits into the William and Mary Pitman line. By the way in "Family Search" she is named as Mary Foilman married William 12 Aug 1672 (also four children).

Robert, my son asked what program do ou use to make your family tree that you sent me a few years ago. Perhaps I'll get him interested in family history yet.

Thanks once again for the CD and your help over the years.

Best wishes,

Elaine Burrows, evidently a relation of Jean Livingstone

Sarah Brind of Highworth, proved April 1830.
This is the last will and testament of me Sarah Brind of Highworth in the county of Wilts widow which I make publish and declare in the manner and form following (that is to say) I will and ... my just debts funeral expenses and testamentary charges to be in the first place fully satisfied and paid I give and bequeath the five hundred and seventy eight pounds consolidated long annuities or any other stock now standing in my name in the books of the Governor and Company of the Bank of England unto my six children John Charles Thomas Edward Ann and Fanny the same or the produce thereof to be equally divided between my said six children as tenants in common and not as joint tenants Also I give unto my daughter Ann my bed bedding and bedstead and unto both my Daughters equally my ready money and clothes And as to all the RESIDUE of my personal estate and effects I give and bequeath the same unto all my said children share and share alike And I appoint my said two Daughters joint ????? of this my last will and lastly I do hereby revoke all my former wills and testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the twenty fourth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty five-- the mark-- of Sarah Brind-- Signed sealed and published declared by the said Sarah Brind the testatrix as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who at her request in her ?????? and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses-- Wm Crowdy of Highworth John Hartley his clerk//
Sarah Brind widow so by this codicil declare that I have in ready money seventy pounds which for safe custody I have lodged in Mr Crowdys hands and that the same shall be considered as the ready money give by my will to my two daughters As witness my hand and seal this fifth day of April one thousands eight hundred and twenty -- the mark and seal-- of Sarah Brind-- signed sealed and published and declared by the said Sarah Brind as and for a codicil to her last will and Testament in the presence of us who in her request in her presence and n the presence of each other have here unto subscribed our names as witnesses-- Martha Lawrence -- John Hartley
PROVED at London with a Codicil 28th April 1830 before the Judge b y the oaths of Ann Brind spinster and Fanny Griffiths ??? of Richard Griffiths the Daughters the Executors to whom administration was granted having been first ??? by ??? duly to administer
Extracted from the public Episcopal Registry or Chester

William Brind of Highworth, proved November 11th 1841.
This is the last will and testament of me William Brind of Highworth in the County of Wilts shopkeeper which I make publish and declare in manner and form following I give devise and bequeath all that my messuage or tenement and

William Henry Brind of Highworth,
administration June 7th 1848
This is the last will and testament of me William Henry Brind of Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester Gentleman
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