Reverend Thomas TILBURY, R-c priest
Brother of Charlotte (TILBURY) SPEAKMAN of Sussex & Lancashire, UK
Uncle of Father Thomas SPEAKMAN S.J.
My thanks to the SPEAKMAN descendants for a copy of Thomas TILBURY's Will
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From the book "Collections, illustrating the History of the Catholic Religion in the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wilts, and Gloucester ..." by the Very Reg. George OLIVER, D.D., Canon of the Diocese of Plymouth (London, Charles Dolman, 61, New Bond Street) 1857 (Google Books Online, full view)
Appendix - Biographical List of the Clergy
His kind patron, Mr. J. WELD, who admired his sterling good sense and peaceful virtues, and felt a special interest in the Chidiock mission, void by the death of F. LEWIS, requested as a favour that he would transfer his services to this larger field for exertion. My reverend and dear friend readily consented, and took possession of the missionary premises of Chidiock on 14th November, 1809; where for thirty-one consecutive years, amidst many discomforts and trials, and much bodily pain, he exhibited the character and "the pattern of the flock from the hears;" - (1 Peter, v. 3.)
On 20th November, 1840, he quitted for Weymouth.
This patriarch of his brethren was made a canon of the Plymouth chapter 6th December, 1853.
After struggling with a most painful disorder, which he endured with _____ ___ __tience and fortitude, he meekly resigned his innocent soul to the God he had loved and honoured, on 9th June, 1856; and was the first that was buried in the new cemetery at Stapehill, on Saturday, 14th."
"Pius, prudens, humilis, pudicus,
Proved on 22nd November 1856
I Thomas TILBURY of Weymouth in the County of Dorset being as weak in body but of sound and disposing mind, to make and publish this my last will and testament as follows, that is to say
And as to other benefits I have in my possession and which belong to me
Extra interest from my estate or after the death of Ann OBBER is to be paid between my 2 sisters Charlotte SPEAKMAN and Maria UNSWORTH for their natural lives and upon the death of my sisters this should be paid to my nephew Mr. John SPEAKMAN now of Warrington in the County of Lancaster.
A sum of £10 should be given to my sisters and my brother James TILBURY.
8th November 1845
Family History - 4 July 2007