Elizabeth HARRIDGE1

b. circa 1758
Father*David HARRIDGE b. 27 Dec 1730, d. b 6 Jul 1807
Mother*Mary MANDREY b. 1739
Birth*Elizabeth HARRIDGE was born circa 1758.1,2 
Marriage*She married John WHITFIELD, son of William WHITFIELD and Mary COLLINS, on 22 August 1779 at St Clement's Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex;

Banns of Marriage between John Whitfield & Elizabeth Harridge
were published August the 1st, 8th & 15th 1779
John Whitfield of this Parish Batchelor and Elizabeth Harridge of
this Parish Spinster were Married in this church by Banns this
twenty second Day of August in the year One thousand Seven
Hundred and Seventy nine by me Henry Ellis Curate.
In the Presence of Janet Gillman Wm Whitfield.3

 
Married Name As of 22 August 1779,her married name was WHITFIELD. 
Burial*Elizabeth HARRIDGE was buried on 20 April 1821 at St Clement's Church, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex.1,2 
Will*She left a will on 20 June 1821 at Leigh-on-Sea, Essex;

Extract of Will of Elizabeth Whitfield; Leigh: widow; Made 9th August
1813; Proved 1821 with codicils.

"...I give and devise unto my Dear Brother David Harridge of Leigh
Hall in the said County Farmer All that Cottage or Dwelling house and
Premises in which I now reside situated in the Village of Leigh
together with all that Cottage and dwelling House adjoining thereto
now in the Tenure or Occupation of Maria and Elizabeth Monk as Tenants
thereto To have and to hold both of the said Cottages or
Dwellinghouses to him the said David Harridge his Heirs Executors
Administrators and Assigns for ever Next I give and devise all that
Cottage or Dwellinghouse adjoining the Tenement in which I now reside
and in the Tenure or Occupation of Thomas Robinson as Tenant thereof
unto my Nephew John Harridge the son of my late Brother John Harridge
deceased and to his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns for
ever...
...I give and devise all that yard or Garden being Copyhold adjoining
the four tenements herein devised to be equally divided between the
said David Harridge (he having two shares thereof) my Nephew John
Harridge and the above named Henry Whitfield* share and share alike in
equal proportions...
...to have and to hold all the aforesaid several four Tenements or
dwellings and premises to them the said David Harridge John Harridge
and Henry Whitfield their Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns
respectively for ever as Tenants in Common and not as Joint tenants...
...I do hereby nominate constitute and appoint my Brother David
Harridge of Leigh Hall aforesaid Farmer sole Executor of this my last
Will and Testament..."
"my coffin to be made by Bragg"
"the widow Plumb and widow King to arrend the funeral"
"To be laid in the same grave as my husband"

Codicil 21st April 1814:
"...whereas I have in and by my said Will given and devised All that
my Cottage or Dwellinghouse adjoining to the Tenement in which I now
reside and in the Tenure or Occupation of Thomas Robinson as tenant
thereof unto my Nephew John Harridge Son of my late Brother John
Harridge deceased and to his Heirs Executors Administrators and
Assigns for ever Now I do hereby give and devise unto the said John
Harridge my Nephew and to Frances his Wife and their Assigns the said
Cottage or dwelling house and premises only for and during the term of
their natural Lives and the Life of the Survivor of them And from and
immediately after the decease of my said Nephew John Harridge and
Frances his wife and the Survivor of them I give and devise the said
Cottage or Dwellinghouse and premises to my Brother David Harridge of
Leigh Hall in the said County Farmer and to his Heirs and Assigns for
ever..."
"To Sarah Johnson of Leigh spinster daughter of Samuel Johnson of
Leigh fisherman all that messuage or tenement in which John Harridge
now resides with the Coal house and appurtenances in the parish of
Leigh with the use and convenience of the back gate for any purpose
whatever."

Codicil 24th March 1821:
"...to my Brother David Harridge the House and premises that I have
let to Mr Samuel Fairchild...
...I also leave to John Harridge Son of David Harridge of Leigh Hall
the House and premises that Willerson the Shoemaker now holds under me
for him and his Heirs for ever I also leave to John Harridge and his
Wife the House and premises that they now live in for their two
Lives..."
Two further executors appointed: John Joslyn and William Henry King

Will proved 20th June 1821 after a deposition by David Harridge the
younger of Leigh, Oyster Merchant and Isabella his wife stating that
they were well acquainted with the deceased and her handwriting and
recognised this as being her hand.

* Elizabeth's late husband's nephew Henry Whitfield of South End in
the parish of Prittlewell, hair dresser.4

 

Family

John WHITFIELD
Children
Last Edited1 Sep 2009

Citations

  1. Yvonne Szwedyc (HARRIDGE descendant) n.pub.,.
  2. Carole Pavitt (Leigh-on-Sea and families researcher) n.pub.,.
  3. Microfilm/fiche of Marriage Entries. "Banns of Marriage between John Whitfield & Elizabeth Harridge were published August the 1st, 8th & 15th 1779. John Whitfield of this Parish Batchelor and Elizabeth Harridge of this Parish Spinster were Married in this church by Banns this twenty second Day of August in the year One thousand Seven Hundred and Seventy nine by me Henry Ellis Curate. In the Presence of Janet Gillman, Wm Whitfield."
  4. Will of Elizabeth Whitfield nee Harridge of Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, 1813/1814/1821, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, 20-Jun-1821.