Gilbert CATON Mary CATON Thomas COLSILL Mini tree diagram


16th Oct 17351 - 2nd Mar 18181

Life History

16th Oct 1735


From the Edlin Family Bible :-
1) Sarah Willetts, of the Parish of St George Southwark, Born June 16th 1735.
2) married to Gilbert Caton at St Giles Cripplegate, Feb  2 1751
3) by whom she had one daughter Mary Caton
4) born November the 27th 1751 in the Parish
5) of St Botolph Aldersgate
6) married to Edward Edlin (of the Parish of
7) St George Hanover Square) July 23 1774.

Also two inserted notes :-
a) Departed March 2, 1818 buried in the vault St Georges Row belonging to St Geo Hanover Sq. (Refers to Sarah Willetts)
b) Mary Edlin died aged 97 in 1848.
Buried in the Vault of St Georges Row belonging to St George Hanover Square. (Refers to Mary Caton)

The date of birth calculated from the age stated on the Marriage Allegation is 1729.

2nd Feb 1750/1

Licence obtained for marriage to Gilbert CATON in Surrey.7

From the Bond :-
"Know all Men by these Present, that We Gilbert Caton of the Parish of St George Southwark in the County of Surrey Watchmaker ...."
Gilbert Caton Batchelor
Sarah Willetts Spinster
Bond - GBP 200.

From the Allegations :-
"Appeared personally Gilbert Caton of the Parish of St George Southwark in the County of Surrey Batchelor aged upwards of twenty four years and alleged that intended to .... marry with Sarah Willetts of the same parish Spinster aged upwards of twenty one years ..."

2nd Feb 1750/1

Married Gilbert CATON in City of London, St Giles Cripplegate.8,9,1

Research Note :-
The Edlin family Bible gives the date for this marriage as 2nd February 1751. The date had probably been converted to new Style

27th Nov 1751

Birth of daughter Mary CATON in City of London, St Botolph Aldersgate.1

between 1754 and 1772

Edlin Family Bible.1

Inscription from the Edlin Family Bible - undated :-
"Given to Sarah Caton
by me Francis Knollys Bart"

Research Note .-
Sir Francis Knollys was knighted in 1754 and died in 1772.
He was the son of Richard Knollys of Mortlake, died 1770, and his first wife Elizabeth Thayer.
Both Richard and his third wife Ann Parker, in their wills, left bequests to Sarah Caton, and also to Thomas Colsill.

3rd Jan 1769

Mentioned in Will.2

Of Richard Knollys of Mortlake, Surrey.
Probate - 2 October 1770
Executor - Sir Francis Knollys Baronet the son of the deceased  and sole executor
Bequest :-
"I give and bequeath unto Sarah Caton if she be living in my service at the time of my decease the sum of one hundred pounds for her own separate use and exclusive of her husband and her receipt to be a full discharge to my Executors"

11th Jul 1771

Mentioned in Will.3

Of Ann or Anne Knollys, Widow of Mortlake, Surrey.
Probate date - 17 July 1776
Executor - Richard Taylor, nephew of the deceased
Bequest :-
a) "unto Sarah Caton my maid and Thomas Colsill my butler each one hundred pounds"
b) "and I give all my clothes and wearing apparel of what nature or kind so ever unto the said Sarah Caton my maid for her own use"

14th Jan 1784

Married Thomas COLSILL in Richmond, St Mary Magdalen.10,11

From the Parish Register .-
"Thos Colsill of this Parish Bachelor
and Sarah Caton Widow of the said Parish were
Married in the Church by Banns
this Fourteenth Day of January in the year One thousand Seven Hundred
and Eighty Four. By me Thomas Wakefield Minister.
This Marriage was solemnized between us :
Thos. Colsill
Sarah Caton
In the presence of :
George Hanna
Eliz. Hanna"

29th Apr 1786

Mentioned in Will.4

Of Thomas Colsill - probate 1789
Annotated as  :-"my loving wife Sarah Colsill"

20th May 1789


Of the Will of Thomas Colsill
Annotated as "widow the relic"
Joint Executor with Edward Edlin

1st Nov 1817

Wrote will.5

1) This is the Last Will and Testament of me
2) Sarah Colsill late of Mortlake in the County of Surrey but now of Conduit Street
3) in the Parish of St George Hanover Square in the County of Middlesex widow &
4) desire to be (???) interred at the discretion of my Executors hereinafter named
5) and that all my just debts funeral expenses and the charges of proving this my
6) will be in the first place fully paid and satisfied I give unto Edward Colsill Edlin my
7) grandson and Edward Wade of Slough in the County of Bucks Schoolmaster one thousand
8) pounds ....

Names mentioned in the Will :-
1. "Edward Colsill Edlin my grandson"
2. "Edward Wade of Slough"
3. "my granddaughter Sarah Henry wife of Peter Henry of Conduit Street aforesaid coal merchant"
4. "my daughter Mary Edlin widow"
5. "Miss Sarah Burk"
6. "my five great grandchildren"
7. "Mr. James Mair"
8. "Mr. William Yool"
9. ""my niece Elizabeth R(???)"
10. "my niece Sarah Hill"
11. "my great niece Susannah Powell"
12. "my great nephew James Powell"
13. "Wm Higgins my nephew"
14. "Wm Willetts my nephew"
15. "Wm Willetts five children by his first wife"
16. "Mary Walton"       

5th Mar 1818

Signature on Will attested to.5

By :-
Mary Temple of S(?) Street Grosvenor Square, spinster
George Spencer Henry of New Bond Street, gentleman

7th Mar 1818

Probate in Prerogative Court of Canterbury.5

Executors :-
Edward Colsill Edlin, the grandson.
Peter Henry

2nd Mar 1818

Died in St George Hanover Square.1

From the Edlin Family Bible :-
"Departed March 2, 1818"

8th Mar 1818

Buried in St George Hanover Square.6

From the Parish register .-
"Sarah Colsill / Conduit Street / March 8 / 85 / y / Rev. E. Williams"

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