Frank Lipscomb

b. 1863
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 18 Jun 1837, d. 1895
MotherLucy Richmond b. c 1843
     Frank Lipscomb was born in 1863 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1,2 He was the son of Robert Lipscomb and Lucy Richmond.

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 918 folio 35 page 16."
  2. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1863, Tunbridge Wells, Vol 2a Page 459."

George Lipscomb

b. 1825
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 18 Oct 1797, d. 27 Jul 1864
MotherElizabeth Hopkins b. 12 Aug 1795
     George Lipscomb was baptized in 1825 at Penshurst, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Robert Lipscomb and Elizabeth Hopkins.
On 30 March 1851 George Lipscomb lived at Farnborough Hall, Farnborough, Kent, England.2
In the 1851 census, George Lipscombe is a visitor to William Stow and his sister Sarah Stow, and is listed as a farmer's son, age 25 years, born Penshurst. William Stow is a nephew to George's father, Robert Lipscombe, according to Robert's will. William Stow's mother, Sarah is thought to be Robert's sister Sarah Lipscombe, although Sarah's marriage has not been found.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469439, Reference ID: - 2:2FLDF1W."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1606 folio 322 page 20."

Hannah Lipscomb

b. 27 January 1828
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 18 Oct 1797, d. 27 Jul 1864
MotherElizabeth Hopkins b. 12 Aug 1795
     Hannah Lipscomb was baptized on 27 January 1828 at Penshurst, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Robert Lipscomb and Elizabeth Hopkins.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469439, Reference ID: - 2:2FLDJ93."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469439 IT 2."

John Lipscomb

d. 1764
     John Lipscomb married Mary Wimset on 21 April 1717 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1,2
John Lipscomb died in 1764 at Hadlow, Kent, England.
John Lipscomb was buried on 24 November 1764 at Hadlow, Kent, England.3

Family

Mary Wimset d. 15 Jul 1769
Marriage*
John Lipscomb married Mary Wimset on 21 April 1717 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1,2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S84] Transcript of the Parish Register of Hadlow, Kent, England, to 1758 (KHLC: TR 1335/1).
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) ""England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NLCS-KY9 : accessed 01 Nov 2014), John Lipscom and Mary Wimset, 21 Apr 1717; citing Hadlow, Kent, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 992517."
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     1469181."

John Lipscomb

b. 20 October 1717
FatherJohn Lipscomb d. 1764
MotherMary Wimset d. 15 Jul 1769
     John Lipscomb was baptized on 20 October 1717 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1 He was the son of John Lipscomb and Mary Wimset.

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992517, Item 2."

Martha Lipscomb

b. 6 August 1790
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 27 Apr 1760, d. 9 Mar 1838
MotherHannah Pocock b. 3 Jul 1754, d. 4 Jan 1819
     Martha Lipscomb was born in 1790 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Martha Lipscomb was baptized on 6 August 1790 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert Lipscomb and Hannah Pocock.
Martha Lipscomb married Joseph Bassett on 13 June 1816 at Horsleydown, Surrey, England.2,3
Martha Lipscomb witnessed the will of Robert Lipscomb dated 22 February 1838 at London, England; Witnesses: Richard Cook of Penshurst and William Gaham, Tonbridge.2

Family

Joseph Bassett
Marriage*
Martha Lipscomb married Joseph Bassett on 13 June 1816 at Horsleydown, Surrey, England.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 0845142, 0845143."
  2. [S471] Will of Robert Lipscombe of Penshurst, Kent, England, made 22 Feb 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 Jun 1838. (TNA: PROB 11/1896/2360).
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 254540, Reference ID: yr 1815-1817 p 75."

Martha Lipscomb

b. 26 August 1832
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 18 Oct 1797, d. 27 Jul 1864
MotherElizabeth Hopkins b. 12 Aug 1795
     Martha Lipscomb was baptized on 26 August 1832 at Penshurst, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Robert Lipscomb and Elizabeth Hopkins.
Martha Lipscomb married Frederick Gulliver in 1852 at Malling, Kent, England.3
On 7 April 1861 Martha Lipscomb and Frederick Gulliver lived at New Street, Deddington, Oxfordshire, England.4

Family

Frederick Gulliver
Marriage*
Martha Lipscomb married Frederick Gulliver in 1852 at Malling, Kent, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469439, Reference ID: - 2:2FLDPH6."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469439 IT 2."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1852, Malling, Vol 2a Page 566."
  4. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 901 folio 75 page 12."

Mary Lipscomb

b. 8 December 1756, d. 5 December 1841
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 8 Nov 1719, d. Sep 1798
MotherElizabeth Webb b. 8 Jul 1724, d. 1795
Thomas and Mary Barber signatures, 1801
     Mary Lipscomb was born in 1756 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Mary Lipscomb was baptized on 8 December 1756 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert Lipscomb and Elizabeth Webb.
It appears that Mary was the only (surviving?) child of Robert and Mary Lipscomb. No other baptisms of brothers or sisters have been found, and her father's will made in 1789 makes her the beneficiary of a trust which comprised the residual real and personal estates of her father. This would imply at least that there was no male heir, and likely that Mary was the only surviving child. Her parents were originally from the nearby village of Hadlow and they moved to Tonbridge possibly around the time Mary was born (the 1754 Poll for the Knights of the Shire records them as being the owner occupier of a freehold house in Hadlow yet Mary was baptised in Tonbridge in 1756).
Her father Robert Lipscomb is recorded in the 1798 national land tax assessments as occupying a property in Barden (Tonbridge) owned by Geo. Children Esq. which was rated at £1, and also a property in Tonbridge Town which was occupied by John Latter and rated at 1/-. He was a Tonbridge churchwarden in 1797 and died in 1798 leaving an estate valued at £1,000. Although his will has not survived the record of probate indicates that his Executors were Robert Lipscomb (thought to be his great-nephew) and George Children Esq. Mary's own will of 1838 indicates that she was a beneficiary of this will.2,3
Mary Lipscomb married Thomas Barber, son of Thomas Barber and Elizabeth Waite, on 24 May 1774 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
In 1832 many tenants of the manor of Tonbridge were summoned to pay quit rent arrears. The long list of people summoned would indicate that the quit-rents had simply not been collected, with Mary Barber being 45 years in arrears @ 2d per year!4,5
In 1838 (i.e. after her husband Thomas' death) the Tithe Award for Tonbridge parish identifies a property in High Street belonging to Mary Barber: Plot number 1411; 4 houses and yards; Area: 37 perches; Occupiers - Battey and others (a perch was 5.5 yards long and a square perch was 30.25 square yards). The Tithe Award measured land in area, so the four houses and yards covered 1119.25 square yards, just under a quarter of an acre (an acre being 4840 square yards). The 1841 census records a Charles and Ann Battey as fishmongers in High St, Tonbridge and they are likely the occupiers mentioned above. A section from the Tithe Map containing plot 1411 is shown here.6,7
Anthony Wilson from the Tonbridge Historical Society provided this pre-1894 photo and writes "it’s also possible that the building on the left of the gaslamp or the nearer one with the chap in the bowler hat were part of the Barber holding. Later everything on the left (west) side of the High Street was demolished in order to widen the road, so there’s nothing left to see, I’m afraid. Some of the replacement buildings are in the ‘goats’ picture on your website, which still stand. If you come to Tonbridge, look for Peacock’s shop on the East side of the High Street. That’s where the Bull was, so you can work out the rest from there."8,9
Mary Lipscomb left a will made on 17 April 1838 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
"This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Barber of Tonbridge in the County of Kent Widow Whereas under and by virtue of the last Will and Testament of my late Father Robert Lipscomb of Tonbridge aforesaid yeoman deceased bearing date the sixteenth of May one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine certain trust estates monies and premises therein particularly mentioned (comprising the residual real and personal estates of the said Testator or the produce thereof respectively) were limited and assured and were directed to be paid assigned transferred and made over from and after my decease unto and amongst all and every my child and children who should be living at my decease (except my two sons Thomas and Robert who were therein otherwise provided for) and the issue of such child or children who should be then dead leaving issue at such time or times and in such parts or proportions manner and form as I the said Mary Barber should by any deed or writing executed as therein mentioned or by my last Will and Testament in writing or any Codicil or Codicils thereto or any other writing purporting to be or in the nature of my last Will and testament or a Codicil to be [by] me signed and published in the presence of two or more credible witnesses direct nominate or appoint and in default of such direction nomination or appointment then unto and amongst all and every my said child and children (except as aforesaid) and issued respectively in equal shares and proportions as in the said recited Will is mentioned Now therefore pursuant to and by force and virtue and in exercise and execution of the power and authority to me for this purpose given by the said hereinbefore recited Will and of every other power and authority in anywise enabling me in the behalf I the said Mary Barber do by this my last Will and Testament in writing by me signed and published in the presence of two credible witnesses whose names are hereunder written as Witnesses hereto direct nominate and appoint that the said trust estate monies and premises so comprised in and limited and assured by the said recited Will of my said father Robert Lipscomb deceased as aforesaid and also all other monies goods chattels and Effects which under or by virtue of the said recited Will or otherwise I have power to dispose of by this my Will shall from and immediately after my decease remain and be and I hereby give devise and bequeath the same accordingly unto and to the use of my children Elizabeth Gibbs Widow Sarah Ann the Wife of Thomas Smith Jane Barber Margaret the Wife of William Humphrey William Barber George Barber Phoebe Burton Widow Samuel Barber and Eliza Love Widow in equal shares and proportions as tenants in common except nevertheless as to the share of my said daughter Elizabeth Gibbs which I direct and declare shall exceed by the sum of thirty pounds the respective shares of my said other children and I hereby bequeath such additional share to my said daughter Elizabeth Gibbs accordingly And I nominate and appoint Robert Lipscombe of Penshurst in the said County of Kent Yeoman Executor of this my last Will and Testament hereby revoking all former wills and codicils by me at anytime heretofore made In Witness whereof I the said Mary Barber the Testatrix have to this my last Will and Testament contained in one sheet of paper set my hand and seal the seventeenth day of April one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight Mary Barber Signed by the said Mary Barber the Testatrix in the presence of us who in her presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses this seventeenth day of April in the year one thousand eight hundred and thirty eight the same having been first read over to her Sydney Alleyne Solr Tonbridge H J F Lusignan his clerk
Proved at London the 17th January 1842 before the Worshipful
John Daubeny Doctor of Laws and Surrogate by the oath of Robert Lipscomb the sole Executor to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer."
(Transcribed by Rosie Ansell November 2012 from a downloaded copy supplied by Geoffrey Barber).
In the 1841 census, Mary lived in High St, Tonbridge, aged 80 years of independent means, living with Elizabeth Gibbs age 55 years. Mary's will indicates that Elizabeth Gibbs is her widowed daughter. In the 1841 census the family immediately after Mary Barber and Elizabetrh Gibbs are living in Botany Way, a street that survives today and which gives an indication of the location of their residence.10,2
Although some of the family had remained around Tonbridge (notably daughter Margaret who married William Humphrey in 1822 and lived in nearby Hadlow), most of the family had dispersed by the time of Mary's death. While most remained in Kent, her eldest son Thomas and her unmarried daughter Jane had moved to Brighton in Sussex.
Their daughter Phoebe married Edward Burton, a waterman on the Thames, in 1819. She died in the St Pancras Union Workhouse in November 1874 just after her daughter Sarah Ann Jupp (nee Burton) emigrated to Canada in April 1874 as a widow. Her husband had died after being kicked by a horse in 1863 and her situation was such that she had placed her three children in the care of the Barnardo's organisation and arranged for them to be sent to Canada to be placed with farming families. She had then emigrated herself so she could keep in touch with them. The history of this family has been well written by descendant Alex Jupp in a book titled "Pluck and Perseverance - A Family History of George James Burton Jupp and Anne Jane Fallis", privately published in 1996. I had the pleasure of meeting Alex when he visited Australia and he kindly gave me a copy of the book.11
Their son Samuel Nicholas Barber married Esther Walter Corbett on 29 October 1820 at St Nicholas Church, Plumstead, Kent. According to the 1841 census he was a baker. Their daughter Mary Esther Barber had five children, one of whom was Herbert Wells Barber, born 1847 in Deptford, Kent, and another was James Wells Barber born c1854 also in Deptford. Both emigrated to the USA and established a very successful ship brokers business. Herbert's obituary tells their story:
OBITUARY: The New York Times, Published 17 Nov, 1915
Herbert Barber, President of Barber & Co., Inc. late of 17 Battery Place, Englewood died at the Presbyterian Hospital, New York of 'pneumonia' following surgery performed on 7 Nov 1915. He was 68 years old. He was born in London, England in 1847 and emigrated to New York, arriving in Dec 1880 with his wife Sarah Postlewaite [Postlethwaite] and four children. He was employed as Shipping Agent representing Patton, Vickers & Co. who operated The Monarch Steamship Line between New York and London. He remained in this employ until 1887 when the company failed. He and his brother James Barber soon established a Ship Brokers business which proved to be and was acknowledged as being 'the finest of its type'. The business was so successful that the firm was incorporated in 1902 as Barber & Co., Inc. and by 1914 was responsible for operating lines to Bordeaux, South Africa, South America, India, China, Japan and Philippines whilst also representing the Union-Castle and Clan Lines. In 1914 the firm chartered extra steamers and entered the New York and Australia business. He and his family were constantly aboard the company's ships travelling extensively between the United States, Ireland, Great Britain and Europe in his capacity as company President. Herbert and his wife and family made their home in Englewood, New Jersey where he resided for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 40 years Sarah Barber (Postlewaite) and 12 children, eight of whom were born in New Jersey.

Adeline Sterling's book "The Book of Englewood" adds that he was a devoted churchman and for many years was vestryman and superintendent of the Sunday school of St Paul's [Episcopal] church. In his memory the large west window of St Paul's was later erected by his brother James.12
Mary Lipscomb died on 5 December 1841 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, at age 84. She died of natural decay of nature.13 She was buried on 11 December 1841 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Her estate was probated on 17 January 1842 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England.2
The executor of Mary's will, Robert Lipscombe of Penshurst, is likely to be the Robert Lipscombe of Pond Farm, East Peckham in the 1851 census. He is Mary's first cousin once removed and in the 1851 census is a farmer of 130 acres employing 8 labourers, born Tonbridge c1797 and has a daughter Martha born c1832 in Penshurst. His name survives in modern law due to the legal proceedings called "Abington v. Lipscomb" (1 Q.B. 776) which was heard in 1841. It concerned the lord of the manor demanding seven beasts from Robert Lipscombe as heriot (death tax) for several customary freeholds (parcels of land) held by his father who died in 1838. The lord was only entitled to five beasts and the court found that Lipscombe was entitled to a general refusal of all beasts. The outcome of the case has become important in tort law regarding demand and refusal of goods. This court case was probably just a short term victory for Robert and may be the reason he moved from Penshurst to East Peckham sometime later. Robert died 27 July 1864 and his probate is dated 27 September 1864 with effects under £3,000.

Family

Thomas Barber b. 20 Oct 1752, d. Aug 1821
Marriage
Mary Lipscomb married Thomas Barber, son of Thomas Barber and Elizabeth Waite, on 24 May 1774 at Tonbridge, Kent, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469268, Item 1."
  2. [S342] Will of Mary Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 17 Apr 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 17 Jan 1842. (TNA: PROB 11/1956/36).
  3. [S343] Abstract of Will of Robert Lipscombe of Tonbridge, Kent, England, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 26 Dec 1799. (TNA: IR/26/401/40).
  4. [S653] Quit Rent Accounts of the manor of Tonbridge, Kent, 1832 (Tonbridge Library: TU1/M1/23).
  5. [S487] C.W. Chalklin "The Rural Economy of a Kentish Wealden Parish 1650-1750" in the The Agricultural History Review Vol X, 1962, Part 1., 1962,.
  6. [S184] Webpage "Kent Archaeological Society" (http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Maps/TON/01.htm).
  7. [S195] Kent Archives Service, Tithe Map, 1838, Tonbridge, Kent (Compact Disc, now available https://www.TheGenealogist.co.uk/).
  8. [S218] Photo of High St (South) Tonbridge Kent, taken by Tonbridge Historical Society, www.tonbridgehistory.org.uk, Before 1894 (THS: 14A.110.jpg).
  9. [S219] Photo of High St (South) Tonbridge Kent with goats, taken by Tonbridge Historical Society, www.tonbridgehistory.org.uk, c1910 (THS: 14A.111.jpg).
  10. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 463 folio 3/6 page 4."
  11. [S270] G. Alex Jupp, "Pluck and Perseverance - A Family History of George James Burton Jupp and Anne Jane Fallis", G. Alex Jupp, First Edition (1996).
  12. [S503] Adeline W. Sterling, "The Book of Englewood", City of Englewood, First Edition (1922) "pp. 271, 296."
  13. [S6] Death certificate of Mary Barber, died 5 Dec 1841, registered 6 Dec 1841 in the Registration District of Tonbridge, Kent, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 5 Page 335).

Mary Lipscomb

b. 1 March 1794
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 27 Apr 1760, d. 9 Mar 1838
MotherHannah Pocock b. 3 Jul 1754, d. 4 Jan 1819
     Mary Lipscomb was born in 1794 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Mary Lipscomb was baptized on 1 March 1794 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 She was the daughter of Robert Lipscomb and Hannah Pocock.
Mary Lipscomb married William Hopkins on 16 May 1816 at Speldhurst, Kent, England.2,3
Mary Lipscomb witnessed the will of Robert Lipscomb dated 22 February 1838 at London, England; Witnesses: Richard Cook of Penshurst and William Gaham, Tonbridge.2

Family

William Hopkins
Marriage*
Mary Lipscomb married William Hopkins on 16 May 1816 at Speldhurst, Kent, England.2,3 

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 0845142, 0845143."
  2. [S471] Will of Robert Lipscombe of Penshurst, Kent, England, made 22 Feb 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 Jun 1838. (TNA: PROB 11/1896/2360).
  3. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469565."

Robert Lipscomb

b. 8 November 1719, d. September 1798
FatherJohn Lipscomb d. 1764
MotherMary Wimset d. 15 Jul 1769
     Robert Lipscomb was born in 1719 at Hadlow, Kent, England.
Robert Lipscomb was baptized on 8 November 1719 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1 He was the son of John Lipscomb and Mary Wimset.
Robert Lipscomb married Elizabeth Webb, daughter of Jacob Webb and Elizabeth Maynard, on 3 November 1745 at Hadlow, Kent, England, by banns.2
In the poll of 1754 Robert Lipscombe states he is the owner occupier of a freehold house in Hadlow, Kent.3
It appears that Robert and Elizabeth had only one (surviving?) daughter, Mary. The will of daughter Mary Barber (nee Lipscomb) was made in 1838 and refers to the will of her father, indicating that she was the beneficiary of a trust which comprised the residual real and personal estates of her father. This would imply at least that there was no male heir, and likely that Mary was the only surviving child. Mary's will also indicates that Robert's will made special provision for her two eldest sons, Thomas and Robert, and as a result were excluded from the future distribution of the monies and property held in trust for Mary.
Note that the transcribed parish register for Hadlow (TR 1335/1) stops at 1758. The actual parish register after this is extremely difficult to read so it is possible there are other children yet to be found.
Robert Lipscomb left a will made on 16 May 1789 at Tonbridge, Kent, England. Although the will has not been found it is mentioned in the will of his daughter Mary Barber made in 1838.4
In 1790 Robert Lipscomb lived at Tonbridge, Kent, England, owning and occupying a freehold house and land.3
Robert Lipscomb is recorded in the 1798 national land tax assessments as occupying a property in Barden owned by Geo. Children Esq. which was rated at 1 pound, and owned a property in Tonbridge Town which was occupied by John Latter and rated at 1/-.5
Robert Lipscomb died in September 1798 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, at age 78.
Robert Lipscomb was buried on 26 September 1798 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, age 79 years.
His estate was probated on 26 December 1799 at Court of Rochester, Kent, England, Executors were Robert Lipscomb and George Children Esq. The probate entry had a figure of 1000 pounds written next to it, presumably indicating the value of the estate. (National Archives, IR 26/401/40). The executor Robert Lipscomb is thought to be a cousin of Robert, and the son of his brother William Lipscomb.6
Their daughter Mary's will proved in 1842 also appoints a Robert Lipscomb of Penshurst, yeoman, as executor. This is thought to be the son of Robert Lipscombe who was appointed the executor of Mary's father's will. This would be her first cousin once removed, who married Hannah Pocock on 20 Aug 1789 at Tonbridge.4,7

Family

Elizabeth Webb b. 8 Jul 1724, d. 1795
Marriage*
Robert Lipscomb married Elizabeth Webb, daughter of Jacob Webb and Elizabeth Maynard, on 3 November 1745 at Hadlow, Kent, England, by banns.2 
Child

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992517."
  2. [S84] Transcript of the Parish Register of Hadlow, Kent, England, to 1758 (KHLC: TR 1335/1).
  3. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. UK, Poll Books and Electoral Registers, 1538-1893 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012."
  4. [S342] Will of Mary Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 17 Apr 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 17 Jan 1842. (TNA: PROB 11/1956/36).
  5. [S271] Inland Revenue, Land Tax Redemptions, 1798, United Kingdom (TNA: IR23,38).
  6. [S343] Abstract of Will of Robert Lipscombe of Tonbridge, Kent, England, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 26 Dec 1799. (TNA: IR/26/401/40).
  7. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     0845142 IT 2."

Robert Lipscomb

b. 27 April 1760, d. 9 March 1838
FatherWilliam Lipscomb b. 24 Sep 1727
MotherMary Cornfool
     Robert Lipscomb was born in 1760 at Tudeley, Kent, England.
Robert Lipscomb was baptized on 27 April 1760 at Tudeley, Kent, England.1 He was the son of William Lipscomb and Mary Cornfool.
Robert Lipscomb married Hannah Pocock, daughter of William Pocock and Hannah (?), on 20 August 1789 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2
Robert Lipscomb witnessed the probate of the estate of Robert Lipscomb on 26 December 1799 at Court of Rochester, Kent, England; Executors were Robert Lipscomb and George Children Esq. The probate entry had a figure of 1000 pounds written next to it, presumably indicating the value of the estate. (National Archives, IR 26/401/40). The executor Robert Lipscomb is thought to be a cousin of Robert, and the son of his brother William Lipscomb.3
Robert Lipscomb was a yeoman in 1838.4
Robert Lipscomb left a will made on 22 February 1838 at London, England: Witnesses: Richard Cook of Penshurst and William Gaham, Tonbridge.4
Robert Lipscomb died on 9 March 1838 at Penshurst, Kent, England, at age 77. "age 77 years."
His estate was probated on 1 June 1838 at London, England.4
The Penshurst Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions record:
Hannah wife of Robert LIPSCOMB of this parish died 4 January 1819 aged 64 years left issue 3 children viz Martha, Mary & Robert also Robert Lipscomb died 9 March 1838 aged 77 years
(Source: Kent Archaeological Society: Some Monumental Inscriptions of Penshurst Churchyard, Noted by Leland L. Duncan August 1919.)

Family

Hannah Pocock b. 3 Jul 1754, d. 4 Jan 1819
Marriage*
Robert Lipscomb married Hannah Pocock, daughter of William Pocock and Hannah (?), on 20 August 1789 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992538."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     0845142 IT 2."
  3. [S343] Abstract of Will of Robert Lipscombe of Tonbridge, Kent, England, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Rochester, 26 Dec 1799. (TNA: IR/26/401/40).
  4. [S471] Will of Robert Lipscombe of Penshurst, Kent, England, made 22 Feb 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 Jun 1838. (TNA: PROB 11/1896/2360).

Robert Lipscomb

b. 18 October 1797, d. 27 July 1864
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 27 Apr 1760, d. 9 Mar 1838
MotherHannah Pocock b. 3 Jul 1754, d. 4 Jan 1819
     Robert Lipscomb was born in 1797 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.
Robert Lipscomb was baptized on 18 October 1797 at Tonbridge, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Robert Lipscomb and Hannah Pocock.
Robert Lipscomb married Elizabeth Hopkins, daughter of John Hopkins and Mary (?), on 22 November 1819 at St Margaret, Rochester, Kent, England.2
Robert Lipscomb witnessed the will of Robert Lipscomb dated 22 February 1838 at London, England; Witnesses: Richard Cook of Penshurst and William Gaham, Tonbridge.3
The Penshurst Tithe award survey of 1838 lists Robert Lipscomb as the owner and occupier of Walters Green farm.
The farm can be seen today on Walters Green Road in Penshurst.
Robert Lipscomb witnessed the probate of the estate of Robert Lipscomb on 1 June 1838 at London, England.3
On 24 May 1841 the court case called "Abington v. Lipscomb" was heard. It concerned the lord of the manor demanding seven beasts from Robert Lipscombe as heriot for several customary freeholds (parcels of land) held by Robert's father who died in 1838. The outcome of the case has become important in tort law regarding demand and refusal of goods (1 Q.B. 780). This court case was probably part of the reason why Robert and Elizabeth moved away from Penshurst to East Peckham.
Robert Lipscomb was a farmer on 7 June 1841.4
On 7 June 1841 Robert Lipscomb and Elizabeth Hopkins lived at Walters Green Farm, Penshurst, Kent, England.4
Living with Robert and Elizabeth on the night of the 1841 census is a Mrs Hopkins, age 45 years. This adds support for the marriage of Robert to Elizabeth Hopkins being the correct one.
Robert Lipscomb witnessed the probate of the estate of Mary Lipscomb on 17 January 1842 at Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, England.5
He was named as executor in the will of his cousin Mary Barber (nee Lipscomb) which was probated 17 January 1842.
The Penshurst Churchyard Monumental Inscriptions record:
Eliza LIPSCOMB daughter of Robert & Elizabeth Lipscomb died 19 August 1824 aged 2 years also Robert Lipscomb son of Robert & Elizabeth Lipscomb died 29 October 1826 aged 5 years
(Source: Kent Archaeological Society: Some Monumental Inscriptions of Penshurst Churchyard, Noted by Leland L. Duncan August 1919.)
On 30 March 1851 Robert Lipscomb and Elizabeth Hopkins lived at Pond Farm, East Peckham, Kent, England, Robert and Elizabeth were living with their daughter Martha born c1832 in Penshurst.6
Robert Lipscomb was a farmer of 130 acres employing 8 labourers on 30 March 1851.6
Robert Lipscomb was a farmer of 150 acres employing 8 men & 2 boys on 7 April 1861.7
On 7 April 1861 Robert Lipscomb and Elizabeth Hopkins lived at Pond Farm, East Peckham, Kent, England.7
Robert Lipscomb died on 27 July 1864 at Kent, England, at age 66.
His estate was probated on 27 September 1864 Effects were under 3,000 pounds.8

Family

Elizabeth Hopkins b. 12 Aug 1795
Marriage*
Robert Lipscomb married Elizabeth Hopkins, daughter of John Hopkins and Mary (?), on 22 November 1819 at St Margaret, Rochester, Kent, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 0845142, 0845143."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469483."
  3. [S471] Will of Robert Lipscombe of Penshurst, Kent, England, made 22 Feb 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 Jun 1838. (TNA: PROB 11/1896/2360).
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 484 folio 17/24 page 11."
  5. [S342] Will of Mary Barber of Tonbridge, Kent, England, made 17 Apr 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 17 Jan 1842. (TNA: PROB 11/1956/36).
  6. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1612 folio 406 page 22."
  7. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 485 folio 133 page 1."
  8. [S422] National Probate Calendar, England & Wales (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966. (https://www.ancestry.co.uk/).

Robert Lipscomb

b. 1821, d. 29 October 1826
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 18 Oct 1797, d. 27 Jul 1864
MotherElizabeth Hopkins b. 12 Aug 1795
     Robert Lipscomb was born in 1821 at Penshurst, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Robert Lipscomb and Elizabeth Hopkins.
Robert Lipscomb died on 29 October 1826 at Penshurst, Kent, England. "age 5 years."

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469439, Reference ID: - 2:2FLD79J."

Robert Lipscomb

b. 18 June 1837, d. 1895
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 18 Oct 1797, d. 27 Jul 1864
MotherElizabeth Hopkins b. 12 Aug 1795
     Robert Lipscomb was baptized on 18 June 1837 at Penshurst, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Robert Lipscomb and Elizabeth Hopkins.
Robert Lipscomb married Lucy Richmond, daughter of Sarah (?), in 1859 at Hackney, London, England.2
Robert Lipscomb was a farmer of 150 acres employing 6 men and 3 boys on 2 April 1871.3
On 2 April 1871 Robert Lipscomb and Lucy Richmond lived at Pond Farm, East Peckham, Kent, England.3
Robert Lipscomb died in 1895 at Capel, Kent, England. "age 57 years."4

Family

Lucy Richmond b. c 1843
Marriage*
Robert Lipscomb married Lucy Richmond, daughter of Sarah (?), in 1859 at Hackney, London, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469439, Reference ID: - 2:2FLDWH7."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1859, Hackney, Vol 1b Page 413."
  3. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 918 folio 35 page 16."
  4. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1895, Tunbridge Wells, Vol 2a Page 561, age 57 years."

Robert Francis Lipscomb

b. 13 February 1860, d. 1862
FatherRobert Lipscomb b. 18 Jun 1837, d. 1895
MotherLucy Richmond b. c 1843
     Robert Francis Lipscomb was baptized on 13 February 1860 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Robert Lipscomb and Lucy Richmond.
Robert Francis Lipscomb died in 1862 at Kent, England.2

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 1469424 IT 3."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1862, Tunbridge Wells, Vol 2a Page 263."

Sarah Lipscomb

b. 10 January 1762
FatherWilliam Lipscomb b. 24 Sep 1727
MotherMary Cornfool
     Sarah Lipscomb was baptized on 10 January 1762 at Tudeley, Kent, England. She was the daughter of William Lipscomb and Mary Cornfool.
Sarah Lipscomb married Thomas Stow circa 1795.
The marriage of Sarah to Thomas Stow is speculative as no marriage has been found. However, a William Stow is mentioned in Robert Lipscombe's will of 1838 and he is referred to as a nephew. Also, Robert's son George Lipscombe (born Penshurst) was staying with William Stow for the 1851 census, and this William has been identified as having parents Thomas Stow and Sarah. It has therefore been speculated that this Sarah is Sarah Lipscombe, sister to Robert.1

Family

Thomas Stow b. 1769
Marriage
Sarah Lipscomb married Thomas Stow circa 1795. 
Child

Citations

  1. [S471] Will of Robert Lipscombe of Penshurst, Kent, England, made 22 Feb 1838, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 1 Jun 1838. (TNA: PROB 11/1896/2360).

William Lipscomb

b. 24 September 1727
FatherJohn Lipscomb d. 1764
MotherMary Wimset d. 15 Jul 1769
     William Lipscomb was baptized on 24 September 1727 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1 He was the son of John Lipscomb and Mary Wimset.
William Lipscomb married Mary Cornfool on 2 October 1751 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, Note: West Kent marriage index has CORNFOOT.2,3
The parish register for Pembury was searched but there were no LIPSCOMBES. Pembury is near Tonbridge.

Family

Mary Cornfool
Marriage*
William Lipscomb married Mary Cornfool on 2 October 1751 at Tonbridge, Kent, England, Note: West Kent marriage index has CORNFOOT.2,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992517, Item 2."
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "source film number     1469268."
  3. [S151] Index to West Kent Marriages, KFHS CD-ROM36, 1538-1812, compiled by Sydney Smith, 59 Friar Road, Orpington Kent BR5 2BW, England.

William Lipscomb

b. 19 September 1756
FatherWilliam Lipscomb b. 24 Sep 1727
MotherMary Cornfool
     William Lipscomb was baptized on 19 September 1756 at Tudeley, Kent, England.1 He was the son of William Lipscomb and Mary Cornfool.
William Lipscomb married Mary Walter on 9 December 1781 at Tudeley, Kent, England.1

Family

Mary Walter
Marriage*
William Lipscomb married Mary Walter on 9 December 1781 at Tudeley, Kent, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992538."

Esther Lisher

     Esther Lisher married Henry Silvester circa 1845 at England.

Family

Henry Silvester d. b 1872
Marriage*
Esther Lisher married Henry Silvester circa 1845 at England
Children

Kathleen Lister

b. 21 December 1914, d. 26 June 1999
     Kathleen Lister was born on 21 December 1914 at Bradford, Yorkshire West Riding, England; DOB from Death Index record.
Kathleen Lister married Charles Walter Thomas, son of Charles Edwin Thomas and Julia Elizabeth Humphries, in 1940 at Bradford, Yorkshire West Riding, England.1
Kathleen Lister died on 26 June 1999 at Bradford, Yorkshire West Riding, England, at age 84.2

Family

Charles Walter Thomas b. 1 Feb 1917, d. 19 Nov 1956
Marriage*
Kathleen Lister married Charles Walter Thomas, son of Charles Edwin Thomas and Julia Elizabeth Humphries, in 1940 at Bradford, Yorkshire West Riding, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1940, Bradford, Vol 9b Page 399."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jun 1999, Bradford, Reg: E63A, District: 0811E, Entry: 13. DOB: 21 Dec 1914."