Thomas Chesterman of Clyffe Pypard
Mary Humphries
John Maskelyne of Wootton Bassett
Unknown 1st Wife
John Chesterman of Clyffe Pypard
Edith Maskelyne
John Chesterman of Clyffe Pypard


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Elizabeth Bridges

John Chesterman of Clyffe Pypard

  • Christened: 6 Nov 1757, Clyffe Pypard St. Peter, Wiltshire, England 1
  • Married: 30 Jun 1793, Clyffe Pypard St. Peter, Wiltshire, England 2
  • Buried: 15 Sep 1811, Clyffe Pypard St. Peter, Wiltshire, England 3

  Research Notes:

Co-executor of his father's Will (proved 1790)

On 3 Nov 1803 eldest son Thomas Chesterman, age 9, along with another boy, Abraham Woodward, were killed when a tree fell on them.


John Chesterman died aged 54 years of consumption (burial record).

Abstract of the Will of John Chesterman of the Parish of Cliffe Pypard in the County of Wilts, Yeoman, written 14 Aug 1811, proved 7 Jul 1812. 4

Bequeaths to his wife his dwelling house and garden situated in Ashton Keynes in co. Wilts during her natural life, appointing her sole executrix of his last will and testament.

Nominates and appoints his brother Thomas Chesterman of Tytherton in the Parish of Brimhill in co. Wilts, yeoman, and his friend William Tuck of Broad Hinton in co. Wilts, yeoman, Trustees for his wife and family, bequeathing them £5 each for their trouble.

All the rest of his monies, goods and chattels, arrears of rent and all his valuables of whateverkindsoever, he bequeaths his wife and her son John Chesterman Bridges, her daughter Mary Chesterman, her daughter Edith Chesterman, her son Robert Chesterman, her son Thomas Chesterman, and her son Michael Chesterman, to be equally divided among them.


Witnesses: Henry Baily, Hannah Hawkins, Jacob Guy

  Marriage Information:

John married Elizabeth Bridges on 30 Jun 1793 in Clyffe Pypard St. Peter, Wiltshire, England. (Elizabeth Bridges was born about 1769 and was buried on 24 Oct 1823 in Clyffe Pypard St. Peter, Wiltshire, England, aged 54 years.)

  Marriage Notes:

John Chesterman, yeoman, of this Parish, & Elizabeth Bridges of the same Parish

Married by Licence

Witnesses: John Waite, Eldredge Reeve


1 Clyffe Pypard Wilts Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 Ibid., Marriages, no. 101.

3 Ibid., Burials.

4 Probate records of the Archdeaconry of Wiltshire, P3/1812/31. John Chesterman Bridges named in John's Will was his wife's natural-born son, christened 16 Sep 1792 in Clyffe Pypard. Henry Baily named as a witness was John's brother-in-law (who married John's sister, Mary Chesterman).

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