Simon's Family History
146. John RANDALL was christened on
16 Feb 1740 in Cranfield, Beds. He was buried on 9 Oct 1811 in Lidlington, with
the notation "of Marston". When he made his will in 1810 he described
himself as "of Marston Mortaine".
John Randall's occupation has been recorded as :-
Butcher (Land records 1774)
Farmer & Butcher (Daughter Elizabeth's Marriage Licence Bond 1783)
Yeoman (Will 1810)
1774 - John Randall of Lidlington - Lease & release - see further here.
1782- The Manor of Lidlington - Court Leet 12 Nov 1782
The Homage (jury) - included John Randall, sworn.
And also that John Randall holder certain premises formerly Davidson's in his own occupation under the yearly rent of two shillings and eight pence.
He appears in the 1783 Land Tax records for Lidlington paying tax
as the occupier of a two properties belonging to a James Baker
and Mary Cartwright respectively. Later he moved to Marston Mortaine as evidenced by his Will.
The property he was leasing in Marston Mortaine was the subject of a Land Tax Redemption Contract in 1804, which in part reads :-
"And for the redemption by him of four pounds four shillings and two pence Land Tax being the Land Tax charged upon a Messuage or Farmhouse with the Homestead and appurtenances thereunto belonging Two Tenements or Dwelling houses and fifty Acres of Arable land ley meadows pasture sweard ground and wood ground situate in the Parish of Marston Mortain in the County of Bedford and which Premises are assessed in the assessment made in the Parish of Marston Mortain for the Year 1804 as follows Viz. Wm Farrer Esq Proprietor John Randall Occupier £4.4.2 Sum assessed"
A Transcript of the entire document, (the rest does not apply to John Randall) can be viewed here.
!807 & 1808 - John Randall of Lidlington - Lease & release - see further here.
His Last Will & Testament was proven
on the 16 Oct 1811 in the Archdeaconry of Bedford.
See also Death Duties Register.
He was married to Sarah KEENES on 15 Feb 1763 in Cranfield, Beds.
147. Sarah KEENES
was christened on 18 Jun 1738 in Cranfield, Beds. She was buried on 29 Sep 1811
in Lidlington with the notation "wife of John Randall, from Marston
73 i. Elizabeth RANDALL was christened on 3 Jul 1763 in Cranfield.
ii. Sarah RANDALL was christened on 5 May 1765 in Lidlington.
iii. Thomas RANDALL was christened on 25 Oct 1766 in Lidlington.
iv. John RANDALL was christened on 12 Feb 1769 in Lidlington.
v. Sarah RANDALL was christened on 6 Jan 1771 in Lidlington.
vi. Richard RANDALL was christened on 3 Feb 1772 in Lidlington.
vii. Richard RANDALL was christened on 13 Aug 1773 in Lidlington.
viii. William RANDALL was christened on 30 Aug 1774 in Lidlington.
ix. James RANDALL was christened on 27 Jan 1778 in Lidlington.
x. Ann RANDALL was christened on 15 Nov 1778 in Lidlington.
xi. Robert RANDALL was christened on 23 Jul 1780 in Lidlington. He was buried on 28 Sep 1780.
xii. Eleanor RANDALL was buried on 24 Sep 1781 in Lidlington.
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