The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Margaret Groombridge [Rivers], daughter of Sir George Rivers and Dorothea Rivers [Beversham]
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Date
Type
Information
Source
 
13th Jul 1700
Born
At Chafford House in the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
Private Groombridge contribution
 
4th Aug 1700
Christened
At St. John the Baptist in the Parish of Penshurst, Kent
Private Groombridge contribution
 
c 1718
Married
John Groombridge
 
 
1719
Birth of a daughter
Frances in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
IGI - Family Search
Batch P00839-1
 
1723
Birth of a daughter
Mary in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
IGI - Family Search
Batch P00839-1
 
1725
Birth of a son
John in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
IGI - Family Search
Batch P00839-1
 
16th Apr 1726
Birth of a son
Beversham in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
IGI - Family Search
Batch P00839-1
 
1728
Birth of a son
Daniel in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
IGI - Family Search
Batch P00839-1
 
1734
Died
In the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent; aged 24 years
Private Groombridge contribution
 
8th Jun 1734
Buried
At St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church in the Parish of Tonbridge, Kent
Private Groombridge contribution
 
23rd Oct 1734
Will
Groombridge Documents
 

Margaret Gromebridge Widow Tonbridge Kent

catalogue reference: PROB 11/66/256

date 3rd June 1734

In the name of God amen.

The third day of June in the seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King George the second over Great Britain and so forth and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred thirty and four I Margaret Gromebridge of Tonbridge in the County of Kent widow being at this present sick and weak in body but of sound mind and memory praised be God Do make and declare this my Testament and Last Will that is to say ffirst and principally I do will my Soul to God that gave it hoping for Salvation only through the merits of Jesus Christ my Redeemer and my Body to the Earth to be decently buryed at the Discretion of my Executors hereafter named

Whereas there is now due to me the sum of one thousand and ffive hundred pounds of Lawful money of Great Britain for principal and Interest for my ffortune as one of the Daughters of Sir George Rivers and for the Securiting payment thereof divers other messuages Lands Tenements and Heridiments of the estate of the said Sir George Rivers situate lying in the County of Kent or elsewhere stand charged.

Now I do will give bequeath devise as well all the said sum of one thousand and ffive hundred pounds both principal and Interest and all arrears and arriving interest due and to be due as also such real Estate to me belonging ready moneys debts credits and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto the Reverend Mr William Davis and Mr Dan Gromebridge my ffather in Law and to the survivor of them and to the Executors or Administrators of such survivor together with all the securityes thereunto belonging in trust and to be applied and disposed of to and for the uses intents and purposes herein after mentioned that is to say ffirst I do order that my just debts and ffuneral expenses be first paid with all other jurident charges in proving this my will out of my said moneys by them the said William Davis and Dan Gromebridge and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivors and that then they the said William Davis and Dan Gromebridge and the survivor (etc. )out of my said moneys and personal Estate if the same shall be sufficient when received do not only pay the following legacys that is to say To my Dear and well beloved Daughter Ffrances Gromebridge the sum of ffive hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain at her age of one and twenty years To my dear and well beloved son John Gromebridge the like sum of five hundred pounds of like lawful money at his age of one and twenty years and also my Dear and well beloved son Dan Gromebridge the like sum of five hundred pounds of like lawful money at his age of one and twenty years But also all and every such other sum or sums of money as shall and may be by them the said William Davis and Dan Gromebridge or the survivor (etc) taken and received out of my Estate real or personal to and amongst my said three children Frances John and Dan Gromebridge in equal proportions to be paid at their respective age or ages of one and twenty years then I will the said Legacy or portion or her or him do dying shall anew belong and be paid to the survivor of them shall not be chargeable for any more money than they shall actually receive and that they shall be Indemnified from all costs and trouble in and about the said trusts and the suits to be commenced for the recovery of the said money due from the estate of Sir George Rivers my father which I desire my Trustees and their Executors or administrators or the survivors of them or the Executors (etc) to call in within six months after my decease and I do hereby order direct and appoint that the said trustees and Executors or the survivor of them (etc) do and shall from time to time apply the Interest of the said moneys for and towards the maintenance and Virtuous Education and bringing up of my said three children Ffrances John and Dan Gromebridge and in the case all the children shall dye under age and without issue that then I give and bequeath all the before mentioned sums unto my four sisters equally to be divided them share and share alike Item I give to Mr William Davis five guineas to buy him a ring Item I make and ordain the said Reverend William Davis and the said Dan Gromebridge my ffather in Law Executors of this my will in trust only and for the Intents and Purposes in this my Will contained desiring my said Executors may be handsomely paid In Witness whereof (revoking all former wills ) I the said Margaret Gromebridge have to this my Testament and Will set my hand and seal the day year above written.

Margaret Gromebridge signed sealed published and declared by the said Margaret Gromebridge to be her Testament and last Will in the presence of us who in her presence did set our hands.

Elizabeth Gilbart the mark of Ann Barnaby William Larkin

Proved in London for Canterbury Court 23 October 1734


Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Groombridge, Gromebridge, Groombridg, Grombridge, Groomebridge, Groomsbridge, Grombreg, Grombrege, Grombredge, Grumbredge, Grumbridge, Gromrege family records
Rivers, Ryvers family records
The ancestral pedigree of Margaret Groombridge [Rivers]
   
 Sir John de la Rivers
Lord Mayor
m: c 1550Elizabeth Barne 
 b: c 1530
d: 1584
  b: c 1530
  
          
George  Henry Richard William Edward Alice Elizabeth Dorothy 
b: c 1555 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
d: 12th Feb 1629 Penshurst, Kent
  b: c 1558 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: c 1560 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: c 1561 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: c 1563 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: c 1564 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: c 1566 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: c 1567 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent 
   John               
   b: c 1557 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent               
                  
Great-Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
   
 Sir George Riversm: c 1572 LondonFrances Bower 
 b: c 1555 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
d: 12th Feb 1629 Penshurst, Kent
  b: c 1550 daughter of William Bower
d: January 1614
bur: 17th Jan 1614 St. John the Baptist, Penshurst, Kent
  
       
 William George John Frances Elizabeth Alice 
 b: c 1573 London b: 1577 Hadlow, Kent b: 1579 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: c 1585 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: c 1587 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: c 1590 
                  
Great-
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
    
 Sir John Riversm: c 1600Dorothy Potter 
 b: 1579 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent  b: c 1580
  
         
Potter James John Elizabeth George Dorothy Nizell Cecilia 
b: 1602 Kent b: 1603 Kent
d: 8th Jun 1641
 b: c 1605 Kent b: 1606 Westerham, Kent
ch: 26th Mar 1606 St. Mary's Church
 b: c 1607 Kent b: 1610 Westerham, Kent
ch: 25th Nov 1610 St. Mary's Church
d: July 1642
bur: 6th Jul 1642
 b: 1614 Westerham, Kent
ch: 19th May 1614 St. Mary's Church
d: 24th Dec 1694
 b: c 1615 Kent 
                    
Great-Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
    
 James Rivers
Esq
m: 22nd Jul 1624 St. Margaret's Church, Isfield, SussexCharity Shurley 
 b: 1603 Kent
d: 8th Jun 1641
  b: 1602 Isfield, Sussex
ch: 4th Jul 1602 St. Margaret's Church
  
    
 Thomas Elizabeth John 
 b: c 1625
d: 1657
 b: c 1627 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent b: 1638 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
d: 15th Feb 1677
 
        
Great-
Grandfather
record
   
   
    
 Sir John Riversm: 24th Feb 1662 St. John the Baptist, Penshurst, KentAnne Hewett 
 b: 1638 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
d: 15th Feb 1677
  b: c 1636
d: 1688
bur: 8th Feb 1688 St. John the Baptist, Penshurst, Kent, no affidavit brought. 50 shillings to the church wardens for the poor
  
        
 George John Thomas James Charles Margaret Anne 
 b: 1st Apr 1665 Penshurst, Kent
d: August 1734
bur: 9th Aug 1734 Tottenham, Edmonton
 b: 1666 Penshurst, Kent b: 1667 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 5th Nov 1667 St. John the Baptist
d: 8th Sep 1731
 b: 1669 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 1st Jun 1669 St. John the Baptist
d: 19th Jan 1703 died at the siege of Barcelona
 b: 1671 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 20th Jun 1671 St. John the Baptist
 b: 1672 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 10th Sep 1672 St. John the Baptist
d: 1688
 b: 1674 Penshurst, Kent
ch: 24th Mar 1674 St. John the Baptist
d: 7th Oct 1699 Penshurst, Kent, affidavit signed by Sir George Rivers and duty paid to the King by Colonel James Rivers of the parish of St James
 
                 
Grandfather
record
   
   
    
 Sir George Riversm: 29th Jan 1688/89 Holbrooke Hall, Holbrook, Suffolk
Rivers, Sir George, baronet of Chafford county, Kent, bachelor, 24, and Dorothy Bevesham, spinster, 18, with consent of her mother Dame Dorothy Beversham, widow
Dorothea Beversham 
 b: 1st Apr 1665 Penshurst, Kent
d: August 1734
bur: 9th Aug 1734 Tottenham, Edmonton
  b: c 1665
d: 1724
bur: March 1724
  
            
George  Beversham  Philadelphia  Charlotte George Margaret Thomas Elizabeth 
b: c 1689 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent  b: 1692 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 29th Sep 1692 St. John the Baptist
d: 1713
  b: 1695 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 13th Jul 1695 St. John the Baptist
  b: 18th Sep 1697 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 11th Oct 1697 St. John the Baptist
d: c 1718
 b: 27th Sep 1698 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 24th Oct 1698 St. John the Baptist
d: before 1734
 b: 13th Jul 1700 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 4th Aug 1700 St. John the Baptist
d: 1734 Tonbridge, Kent, aged 24 years
bur: 8th Jun 1734 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
 b: 1703 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 15th Nov 1703 St. John the Baptist
 b: 1710 
  Dorothy Ann  Henrietta Maria             
  b: 1691 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 15th Sep 1691 St. John the Baptist
 b: 1694 London
ch: 20th Apr 1694 St Andrew, Holbron
  b: 1696 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 7th Sep 1696 St. John the Baptist
             
                      
Parental
record
  
  
    
 John Groombridgem: c 1718Margaret Rivers 
 b: 1699 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 8th May 1699 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church
d: November 1733 Tonbridge, Kent
bur: 29th Nov 1733 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
  b: 13th Jul 1700 Chafford House, Penshurst, Kent
ch: 4th Aug 1700 St. John the Baptist
d: 1734 Tonbridge, Kent, aged 24 years
bur: 8th Jun 1734 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
  
      
 Frances Mary John Beversham Daniel 
 b: 1719 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 10th Feb 1719 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church
 b: 1723 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 13th Sep 1723 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church
d: 31st Jul 1724 Tonbridge, Kent
 b: 1725 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 12th Jan 1725 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church
d: September 1762 Tonbridge, Kent
bur: 8th Sep 1762 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church, Tonbridge, Kent
 b: 16th Apr 1726 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 19th Apr 1726 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church
 b: 1728 Tonbridge, Kent
ch: 30th Jul 1728 St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church
d: December 1756 Tonbridge, Kent
bur: 31st Dec 1756 Tonbridge, Kent
 
              
Family
record

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