Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

My wife's ancestors - Dicey - Contents

Charlotte Dicey

Charlotte Dicey,
born 18 Jan 1734 [using new style year].
Mentioned as unmarried in father's will 1755.
She is listed as of Northampton at her 1st mar.

She mar 1stly, 9 May 1758 [her age 24, him age 23] to John Yeates [born 1735, NOT Yeats].
They mar at St Alphege, London Wall, London. That is listed as his parish, not hers. See entry from here.
See entry in London Marriage Bonds and Allegations. From here.
John's will dated 19 May 1759. He is gentleman, of St Olave's parish, Silver St, London. Will witnessed by Cluer Dicey and Thomas Dicey.
John died in 1759-60.
Will pr 28 Aug 1760.
In 1764, she (then a widow) sued her brother Cluer for non-payment of her inheritance from her father.

Charlotte mar 2ndly, 30 June 1764 [her age 30, him age 26] to Dr. William Kerr [born 12 Jan 1738] and had issue.
They mar at church of St John at Hackney, London. She is listed as widow, of that parish. See entry from here.

Charlotte Kerr is daughter of William Dicey not Cluer Dicey

[Burkes LG] says Charlotte Dicey who mar Dr. Kerr is daughter of Cluer Dicey (born 1715, mar 1738).
And that did seem to fit the dates, since she is so much younger than Cluer. She married 1stly in 1758, and 2ndly in 1764.
And Cluer did have a dau Charlotte, born in 1741.

However, Cluer also had a younger sister Charlotte, born in 1734.
Cluer's will refers to Charlotte Kerr as his sister. And refers to Dr. Kerr as his brother-in-law.
It was the sister who married Dr. Kerr, not the daughter.
So this Charlotte is daughter of William Dicey.


Baptism of Charlotte Dicey, 12 Feb 1734.
This Charlotte is daughter of William not Cluer.

Marriage of Charlotte Dicey and John Yeates, London, 9 May 1758.

Marriage of Charlotte Dicey and William Kerr, London, 30 June 1764.

Extract from p.5 of Cluer's will 1772.
Refers to "my late sister Charlotte Kerr deceased".

Extract from p.7 and p.8 of Cluer's will 1772.
Refers clearly to William Kerr as his brother-in-law, not his son-in-law.




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