Feather bed, sheets and bedstead, desk and books, meal chests and corner
cupboards - all items of personal value mentioned in the wills of my ancestors.
Quite early on in my research, I was delighted to trace through the Index at Lancashire Record Office two wills relating to my Danson ancestors.
My great great great, great grandfather John Danson (1736-1821) made his will in 1813. It conveys something about his standing in the community, his level of education and confirmed the names of grandchildren. It is the little personal touches which give a picture on important possessions at the time - " I bequeath to my son Henry my desk and all my books...to my daughter Jennet, wife of John Bryning, my corner cupboard now standing in the parlour of my house and my meal chest in the room abov
|John Danson's Will, 1813|
So if you are lucky to trace a will, you have a unqiue resource which can add so much to your family history story.
Amenmuensis Monday is one of many daly blogging prompts from www.geneabloggers.com to encourage family historians to record their ancestral stories and personal memories.