John SMITH William KIDNER John KIDNER Elizabeth KIDNER William KIDNER James KIDNER Mary Lyng KIDNER Samuel KIDNER William SMITH Jane GODFREY Mini tree diagram


about 1816 -

farmer 150 acres employing 6 men 3 women and 1 boy4

Life History

about 1816

Born in West Monkton, Somerset

about 1837

Married William KIDNER in West Monkton, Somerset.8

approx. 1838

Birth of son John KIDNER in Durston, Somerset

approx. 1840

Birth of daughter Elizabeth KIDNER in Durston, Somerset

Mar 1841

Birth of son William KIDNER in Durston, Somerset

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in Durston, Somerset.1

approx. 1845

Birth of son James KIDNER in Durston, Somerset.2

approx. 1847

Birth of daughter Mary Lyng KIDNER in Durston, Somerset

between Jul 1848 and Sep 1848

Birth of son Samuel KIDNER in Durston, Somerset.7

30th Mar 1851

Recorded in census in Milverton, Somerset.2

before 1861

Death of William KIDNER

7th Apr 1861

Occupation farmer's widow in Lambeth, Surrey.3

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Lambeth, Surrey.3

2nd Apr 1871

Occupation farmer 150 acres employing 6 men 3 women and 1 boy in Milverton, Somerset.4

2nd Apr 1871

Recorded in census in Milverton, Somerset (Bickley House, Milverton, Somerset).4

3rd Apr 1881

Recorded in census in Milverton, Somerset (Bickley Farm, Milverton, Somerset).5


  • Will of Joan Godfrey (1778-1842) - DD/ED 194/182 Somerset Record Office

    1 This is the last Will and Testament of me Joan Godfrey of the Parish of Westmonkton
    2 in the County of Somerset Spinster I give and bequeath unto my friend
    3 William Kidner of the Parish of Durston in the said County the sum of
    4 Sixty pounds upon the Trusts hereinafter named that is to-say in trust in
    5 the first place that he or his executors or administrators shall lay out the said sum of
    6 Sixty pounds upon some good and efficient security and to pay the interest thereof
    7 half yearly unto my Sister Hannah Bobbett the wife of Timothy Bobbett of
    8 Westmonkton aforesaid Pig dealer so long as her said husband shall live and
    9 from and after his decease to pay the said sum Sixty Pounds with all
    10 Interest due thereon unto my said Sister Hannah Bobbett whose receipts
    11 signed by her own hand shall be alone sufficient discharge for the same
    12 but in case my said Sister Hannah Bobbett should die before her said husband
    13 Timothy Bobbett then in trust to pay the said sum of Sixty Pounds together with
    14 all interest due thereon between and amongst all the respective children of
    15 my said Sister Hannah Bobbett that shall be then living share and share
    16 alike I give also to my said Sister Hannah Bobbett after her husbands decease
    17 my Oak Chest of drawers but if she should die before her said husband I then
    18 give the same to my Niece Ann Bobbett I give unto my Nephew Walter
    19 Bobbett one silver tablespoon marked H.G. 1811. To my Niece Catherine Bobbett
    20 six silver teaspoons and one pair of Sugar Tongs marked THB To my
    21 Niece Elizabeth Bobbett six silver teaspoons marked TB to HG To my
    22 Niece Amy Bobbett one silver tablespoon marked H.G. 1811 To my Sister
    23  Amy Nash my mourning Ring. To my Sister Jane Smith six silver
    24 teaspoons marked JG. To my Brother Thomas Godfrey my Prayer Book
    25 To my Nephew John Godfrey son of my Brother John Godfrey my large
    26 Bible and Bible Stand. To my Niece Amelia Day the sum of Fifteen
    27 Pounds and my Nieces Amy Standfast, Harriet Hall, Charlotte Day and
    28 my Nephew George Day Children of my Sister Betty Day deceased the sum
    29 of ten pound apiece To my Niece Ann Kidner wife of the said William
    30 Kidner my Bed Bedding Bedstead and furniture Oak Chest of drawers and
    31 Oak Box I give all my Clothes equally between and amongst all my
    32 Sisters that shall be living at the time of my decease I give and bequeath
    33 all the residue and remainder of my Goods Chattels Money Securities for money
    34 and effects of what nature and kinds soever that I may be possessed of at the time
    35 of my decease unto and equally between my Brother Thomas Godfrey and
    36 Sisters Jane Smith and Amy Nash their Executors Administrators and assigns
    37 as tenants in Common and not as joint tenants for their own use and
    38 benefit Subject nevertheless to and I hereby charge the same with the payment
    39 of my just debts and funeral and testamentary Expenses and the aforesaid legacies
    40 to be paid within three Calendar Months after my decease And I hereby
    41 nominate Constitute and appoint my Brother Thomas Godfrey and Sisters
    42 Jane Smith and Amy Nash joint Executor and Executrixes of this my Will and
    43 lastly I revoke all former Wills by me at any time made In Witness whereof
    44 I have at the first sheet of this my Will set my Hand and at this second
    45 and last sheet thereof my Hand and Seal this Tenth day of October in
    46 the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and thirty seven
    47 The mark of x Joan Godfrey
    48 Signed Sealed Published and declared by the said Joan Godfrey the Testator
    49 as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at her
    50 request in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed
    51 our names as witnesses thereto Lot. Loveless Geo Nuttall



  • 1. UK Census 1841
  • 2. UK Census 1851
  • 3. UK Census 1861
  • 4. UK Census 1871
  • 5. UK Census 1881
  • 6. IGI - Submitted by a member
  • 7. Ancestry Birth Records
  • 8. IGI - Submitted by a member
    • (unreliable evidence)

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