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                                                                       Biography

              Reverend Thomas Scard  B.A., M.A.     -             Elizabeth 'Eliza' Veck
                                           [1796-1873]                                                                        [1789-1866] 
                                                                                      of Durley, Hampshire   


                                                                                        Died without Issue
                                This family has several entries in the UK Poll Books and Electoral Registers 1538-1893, 
                                                               the London, Land Tax Records 1692-1932 and the 
                                                Hampshire Record Office also holds several documents not listed below.
             UK Passenger Lists and in addition to the Wills already transcribed on this website, there are many Wills post 1858 
                                    which have not been retrieved (England & Wales National Probate Calendar from 1858 ) 
                                       Newspaper Articles from various sources plus many other resources with entries 
                                                       not listed here are left to their respective descendants to explore

                 This website is primarily focused on conjoining all the 'Scard Branches' to a common family around the 
                      late 17th Century, the biographies presented for each of the extended families is a a rough draft 
                                            of their lives for those just beginning to explore their Scard Lineage

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                                                                         Scard Biographies - The Southampton, Hampshire Branch

                                                                         Reverend Thomas Scard  B.A., M.A.     -             Elizabeth 'Eliza' Veck
                                                                                                                    [1796-1873]                                                                                     [1789-1866] 
                                                                                                                                                              of Durley, Hampshire

                                                                                                                        Researched, Compiled and Written by Judith-Ann S Adams 
                                                                                                                                               with special thanks to Lyn Mealy
                                                                                                                         who transcribed and submitted the Will of Rev Thomas Scard
1796:              Rev. Thomas Scard was born at Eling, Hampshire born 13th March 1796, baptised 14th March 1796 at Eling the son of Thomas Scard and his wife 
                       Mary nee Yeats. He had eight siblings.

1815:             Thomas's paternal grandmother Susannah Scard [nee Benness] the daughter and heiress of John Benness died testate, buried at Eling 9th Nov 1815 
                       at the recorded age of 72yrs.  Thomas and his siblings were legatees. John's parents were also living at Eling at this time and it is assumed John who
                       was aged nine at this time had close contact with his grandmother.                

1816:             Thomas was aged ten when his father died, buried at Eling on the 21st December 1816 at the recorded age of forty-one.  His youngest sibling was aged
                       three at that time. Subsequent records imply there was financial strain on the family at this time whereby his father had become insolvent, whereby
                       the Scard Family rallying to his father's plight nearly brought them to their knees financially.  It is very possible that this incident had some impact
                       on Thomas's father's premature death. During this time Thomas's wealthy maternal uncle William Yeats took steps in his own Will to ensure that
                       his Legacies to Thomas' mother (his sister) and and also Thomas and his siblings were secure.  Later Thomas's paternal grandfather Thomas Scard 
                       made mention of this "great misfortune" in his Will.    Several newspapers online Published the Insolvency. 

1820:          At the age of twenty-four Thomas matriculated at Oxford University.  His Brother Edward Scard [later Surgeon] also matriculated at Oxford;

                                            From the Oxford University Alumni: CopyfromAncestry.com; 
                                            Scard - Oxford UniversityClick image to enlarge
                                            Scard, Edward, son of Thomas of Eling, Hants, gent. Magdalene Hall, matric 30 June 1827, aged 19
                                            Scard, Thomas, son of Thomas of Eling, Hants, cler. Madalen Hall, matric 27th Jan. 1819. aged 22; 
                                            B.A. 1827, M.A. 182?, chaplain to the Duke of Cambridge, vicar of Durley, Hants, 1855. until his death 7 Feb.,1873. 

1821:            At the age of twenty-five Thomas Scard, now Master of Bishop Waltham's Grammar School, married Elizabeth 'Eliza' Veck 19th December 1821 
                     at Bishops Waltham.  Elizabeth was seven years his senior.

                                                    Rev. Thomas Scard marriage to Eliza Veck Click image to enlarge    

                     The Bride:  Eliza Veck was baptised at Bishops Waltham 4th April 1789 the daughter of Richard Aubrey Veck and his wife Elizabeth nee Bulpett.  
                                          Her father Richard Veck [1756-1823] was famed for his cricketing career and business interests at Bishops Waltham.  Eliza's brother, 
                                          Henry Aubery Veck, M.A. was the Curate of Alverstoke. The Veck Family is well documented online.
                                          Further reading:  Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Aubrey_Veck
                                                                          and also    http://www.alresford.org/displayed/displayed_3_1.htm 

1823:             Two years later Thomas was received into Holy Orders at the age of twenty-seven. 
                                             Ordination Papers: 1] Thomas Scard, Deacon 1823. 
                                                                                2] Thomas Scard, Priest 1823.  
                                                                                Hampshire Record Office [HRO]: http://calm.hants.gov.uk/DServeA/search.htm
                                                                                Also Cced online (Church database)

1824              Thomas' paternal grandfather Thomas Scard [the Elder] died testate, buried at Eling 29th January 1824 at the recorded age of  87years.  Thomas was aged 
                      twenty-eight at this time and his uncle John Scard, nominated as Executor was also living at Eling at this time.  Thomas and his siblings were legatees. 

1825:            At the age of twenty-nine Thomas was recorded in the Salisbury Winchester Journal on Monday 24th October 1825 when he was noted to have delivered 
                     Service at the Cathedral, to the Anniversary Meeting of the Charitable Society of Aliens  “where a most excellent sermon was delivered by the Rev. T. Scard”.
                       http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dutillieul/index.html                  

1826               Thomas' maternal Uncle William Yeats Esq. died, buried at Lymington on the 3rd November 1826 at the recorded age of seventy-two.  Testator's Will was 
                       drawn six years earlier in 1820 and was Thomas bequeathed his Uncle's Pew or Seat - No. 29 at the Church at Lymington.  Thomas was the only one of 
                       Mary's children to be individually named in uncle's Will although Thomas, his mother and his siblings were also beneficiaries.                                                

1828                Thomas published a book, advertised in the Monthly Repository of Theology in 1828 “Short & Familiar Sermons for the use of Schools and young persons
                        in General” by Rev. Thomas Scard B.A., which sold for 5 shillings. 
1841 [Census] :Thomas now aged 45 yrs was Clerk of Bishop's Waltham Grammar School for Boys.  Thomas with his wife Eliza lived at the School with many boarding
                           pupils under their care.
1843:               A Curate Licence was issued on the 13th April 1843 when he officially assumed the Curateship of Durley.     
1846:                On the 29th May 1846 Thomas with several other parties, surrendered lease to Winchester Bishopric Estate a property lying under St. Catherines Hill near
                          Winchester and also pieces of ground called the Chehill or Rackhill and Dunns’s piece. The same property’s lease was renewed on the 30th May 1846 by the
                          same parties for a period of 14 years. The Lease was released and renewed again on the 4th May 1854 and 5th May 1854 respectively by the same parties.      
1848:                In 1848 Thomas was noted as a subscriber of ‘The Architectural Views and Details of Netley Abbey’ in which he had a general interest.

1849:                On the 8th January 1849 Thomas was appointed by the Duke of Cambridge, the notice appearing in the London Gazette; 
                                                                        'Cambridge House 6th January 1849. 
                                                                         The Duke of Cambridge has been pleased to appoint Reverend Thomas Scard M.A. to be one of His Royal Highness' Chaplains.'
                                                                          http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/AdvancedSearch.aspx?geotype=London

                         Thomas's brother Edward Scard later likewise held the position by appointment as "Household Surgeon to the Duke of Cambridge" 
1851 Census:  Residence: Durley Lodge;
                                              [J] T. Scard, Head, aged 55 yrs, Curate of the Parish
                                              Eliza Scard, Wife, aged 58 yrs
                                              Eliza Scard, aged 18, Surgeon's Daughter [Eliza was the daughter of Thomas' recently deceased brother Edward Scard]. 
                                              http://www.durley.hampshire.org.uk/parish records/1851CensusIndex.pdf    [kindly found by LynMealey]

1857:               In 1857 Thomas was issued in writs of sequestration against the Benefice dated 20th August, 20th August, 27th October, 24th November and 17th December 1857
                         by Plaintiffs Sarah Long, John Sanger, Edmund Etherington and Abraham Edwards.  

1857                Thomas appears in the London Gazette surrendering his Real Estates to various Creditors. Published 21st July 1857;
                                              Creditors: Thomas Clark , Merchant of Bishop's Waltham & Robert Hash Stares , Land Surveyor of Duxford and several others. An agreement had 
                                              been reached and signed 1st July 1857 whereby Thomas issued Covenant that all his Lands and Estates be held in Trust until all debts were paid at 
                                              annual installments of £100.   

1861:               Four years later in 1861 Thomas issued an oath that he has served notice to quit upon his curate, Rev. Sumner Wilson 29-30th October 1861. It seems his resignation 
                        was not accepted and Thomas continued his appointment at Durley and was recorded as Rector of Durley in the 1861 Census.
 
1862:              1st November 1862, Noted in the Papers of Longcroft, Lewis and Barwick of Havant, solicitors a Release, relating to the payment of debts of Reverend Thomas Scard
                                             [i] Charles Wooldridge - [ii] Reverend Thomas Scard
1866:              Thomas’s wife Eliza died testate in 1866. [Her Will was Registered under the name of Eliza Scard formerly of Bishops Waltham and late of Durley, wife of Reverend Thomas Scard]
                                            Published - Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England),   Date: Wednesday, March 7, 1866; Issue 3501.
                                           Clipping kindly submitted by David Kenny; 
Death Eliza Scard [nee Veck] wife of Rev. Thomas Scard of Durley
1871 [Census] Thomas was recorded living at Durley, a widower aged 75 ‘The Rector of the Parish’ with two servants.

1871:               In 1873 Thomas received news of the sudden death of his nephew Thomas Scard in Australia, son of his lately deceased brother Edward.  Young Thomas died under
                        the effects of anesthetic while undergoing a minor operation succumbing to a previously undetected heart condition.    
                        A codicil to the Will of Reverend Thomas Scard was swiftly undertaken to adjust his deceased nephew's legacy.                                              

1873:               Rev. Thomas Scard died testate, noted in the document as ‘Rector of Durley’ died 7th February 1873 at Durley at the age of seventy-seven.
                                             Published- Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle etc (Portsmouth, England) Date: Wednesday, February 12, 1873; Issue 4225.
                                             Kindly submitted by David Kenny;
                                                                         'Scard - on the 7th instant, the Reverend Thomas Scard, rector of Durley, Hants aged 76 years.'
 
                                             Published - The Pall Mall Gazette (London, England), Monday, February 10, 1873;   Issue 2493.Kindly submitted by David Kenny; 
                                                               'The Rectory of Durley Hampshire has become vacant by the death of the Rev. T. Scard M.A.
it is worth about £500 a year, and is in the gift of the Bishop of Winchester.'
Hampshire Telegraph: Saturday, February 15, 1873 - Issue 4226 Death of Rev. Thomas Scard of Durley All in all Rev. Thomas Scard held his position at Durley for a total of fifty years till his death when it passed to Richard Ferguson MA by induction mandate on the 10th May 1873 [after presentation of Deed of Derley vicarage 19thApril 1873] issued by Rev. George Augustus Selwyn, Lord Bishop of Lichfield formerly Lord Bishop of New Zealand. Over the years he was well documented in the Hampshire Telegraph as a popular champion of the Poor and the working class.
The Original Will of Reverend Thomas Scard RECTOR OF DURLEY Kindly transcribed and submitted by LynMealey
                       This is the last  Will and Testament of me The Reverend Thomas Scard Rector of Durley in the County of Hants Clerk I give and bequeath all my furniture, plate 
                       china glass and other household effects and property which shall be in and about my dwelling house at the time of my decease unto my Brother John Scard absolutely 
                       I give and bequeath unto Frederick Rowling if still in my service at the time of my decease nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings. And I  give and bequeath unto my
                       nephew Thomas Scard Son of my late Brother Edward Scard the sum of two hundred pounds and I direct that the same sum shall be invested by my Trustees
                       hereinafter named or the survivor of them or other the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my Will in their or his own names or name in the public stocks 
                       or funds of Great Britain or upon government or real securities in  England as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and that the said Trustees or Trustee 
                       shall stand possessed of or interested therein upon trust to pay and transfer the same to my said nephew in case he shall appear and claim the same within three years 
                       from the date of my decease Provided nevertheless that in case my said nephew shall not so appear and claim the said  legacy of two hundred pounds within three years
                       after my decease then the said Trustees or Trustee shall immediately after the expiration of such three years or after ascertaining the fact of my said nephews decease 
                       stand and be possessed of and interested in the said sum of Two hundred pounds and the stocks funds and securities in or upon which the same shall be invested upon 
                       trust to pay and transfer the same unto my Niece Eliza Mary Adams the daughter  of my said late Brother Edward Scard and Wife of Seymour Adams Esquire. And I  
                       declare that it shall be lawful but not compulsory for my said Trustees or Trustee to apply all or any part of the annual income or interest of the said  sum of two 
                       hundred pounds during the said three years in advertising and making enquiries or otherwise endeavoring to discover the place of abode of my said Nephew or the
                       fact of his being alive or dead or that the residue of such  annual income shall be accumulated for the benefit of the person or persons who shall become entitled to the 
                       said sum of two hundred pounds And I give and bequeath unto my friend Charles Warner hereinafter named as one of my Trustees and Executors the sum of Fifty 
                      Guineas free of legacy duty as a token of my regard for him and of my gratitude for the many services he has rendered me And I give and bequeath unto my friend 
                      William Knapp Jonas also hereinafter named as one of my Trustees and Executors the sum of Fifty pounds free of legacy duty as a token of my esteem and regard for
                      him.  And I give devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate effects and property whatsoever and wheresoever (except such parts thereof 
                     as may be of copyhold or customary tenure and also except estates vested in me as Trustee or Mortgagee unto Charles Warner of the City of Winchester in the County 
                     of Hants Gentleman  and William Knapp Jonas of Bishops Waltham in the same County Gentleman their heirs executors and administrators according to the nature or 
                     quality thereof  Upon trust that they the said Trustees or the  survivor of them or other the Trustees or Trustee for the time being of this my Will shall as soon as 
                     conveniently may be after my decease sell and convert  into money all such parts of my said residuary real and personal estate as shall not at the time of my decease 
                     consist of money.  And I direct that my said Trustees shall also sell such parts of my residuary estate as shall be of  copyhold or customary tenure And I empower my said 
                     Trustees or Trustee to enter  into all such contracts and agreements and to make all such conditions and stipulations and to execute all such conveyances and assurances
                     as they may  consider expedient for carrying out the trusts of this my Will and to sell the premises hereby devised in trust for sale and directed to be sold either together
                     or in parcels and either by public sale or private contract.  And I declare that the receipt of my said Trustees or Trustee shall be a sufficient discharge for all moneys
                     coming into their or his hands by virtue of or under this my Will and shall exonerate the  person or persons paying such monies from all liability in respect to the 
                     application thereof And I direct my said  Trustees and Trustee to stand possessed and interested in my said residuary real and personal estate subject to the payment of 
                     my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies given by this my Will Upon trust as to one third part or share thereof to pay thereout the sum of two hundred
                     and fifty pounds to my said Brother John Scard and two hundred and fifty pounds to my Nephew John Cowper Scard and to invest the remainder of  such one third part 
                     or share in the names or name of my said Trustees or Trustee in any of the public stocks or funds of Great Britain or upon government or real securities in England but 
                     not elsewhere with power for the  said Trustees or Trustee to vary the said stocks funds and securities at their or his discretion. And I declare that the  said Trustees or 
                     Trustee shall pay the annual income of the remainder of such one third part or share of and in the said trust funds to my said Brother John Scard for his life and after his
                     decease to his Wife for her life and after the decease for the survivor of them then I declare that the said Trustees or Trustee shall pay and divide the remainder of such one
                     third part or share of and in my said residuary estate unto and equally between such of the children of my said Brother John Scard as shall be then living share and share
                     alike as tenants in common. And upon trust as to one other third part or share of my residuary trust estate to invest the same in manner aforesaid and to pay the annual 
                     income thereof to my sister Mary Scard for her life and after her decease to pay and divide the same unto and equally amongst such of the sons of  my said Brother John 
                    Scard as shall be then living share and share alike as tenants in common.  And as to the remaining one third part or share upon trust to pay the annual income thereof  in 
                    equal shares to my said Sister Mary Scard and my said Brother John Scard for their joint lives and to the survivor for her or his life and after the decease of the survivor 
                    to pay and divide the said last mentioned one third part or  share of my said residuary trust estate unto and equally between such of the daughters of my said Brother John 
                    Scard as shall be then living share and share alike as tenants in common.  And I hereby  declare that the shares and interest in my residuary estate so as aforesaid given 
                    and bequeathed to the children of my Brother John Scard shall be considered vested and transmissable interests on their respectively attaining the age of twenty one years
                    I give devise and bequeath all estates and property vested in me as Trustee or Mortgagee to the said Charles Warner and William Knapp Jonas their heirs executors and 
                    administrators according to the nature thereof and subject to the equities affecting the same the money secured on any mortgage to be considered  as part of my personal
                    estate. And I  hereby declare that any Trustee for the time being of this my Will who may be an Attorney or Solicitor shall be entitled to all such usual and reasonable  
                    professional fees and charges for or in relation to any business matter or thing concerning the aforesaid trust premises or anything arising out of this my Will as he could 
                    or might have been entitled to if he had not been such Trustee and I appoint the said Charles Warner and William Knapp Jonas Executors of this my Will and I hereby 
                    revoke all other Wills and Testamentary papers heretofore made by me In testimony whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament contained in four sheets of  paper 
                    and to each sheet thereof set my hand this seventh day of March One thousand eight hundred and seventy one Thomas Scard [signed] Signed by the said Testator 
                    Thomas Scard as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who have hereto in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed 
                    our  names as Witnesses James Padbury of Bps Waltham  Thomas Tilbury of Bps Waltham
              This is a Codicil  to the last Will and Testament of me The Reverend Thomas Scard Rector of Durley in the County of Hants Clerk which Will bears date the seventh 
                                                        day of March One thousand eight hundred and seventy one Whereas by my said Will I have given to or in trust for the benefit of my Nephew 
                                                        Thomas Scard son of my late Brother Edward Scard the legacy or sum of Two hundred pounds with a proviso that in case my said Nephew should not
                                                        appear and claim the said legacy within three years after my decease then that the same legacy or sum and the stocks funds and securities upon which
                                                        the same should be invested should be paid and transferred unto my Niece Eliza Mary Adams the daughter of my said late Brother Edward Scard and 
                                                        Wife of Seymour Adams Esquire And whereas since the date of my said Will I have received intelligence of the death of my said nephew. Now therefore 
                                                        I revoke the said bequest contained in my said Will and I give the sum of Two hundred pounds so bequeathed as aforesaid unto my said Niece 
                                                        Eliza Mary Adams And in all other respects I confirm my said Will In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of June One 
                                                        thousand eight  hundred and seventy two Thomas Scard [signed] Signed by the said Testator Thomas Scard as a Codicil to his last Will and Testament 
                                                        in the presence of us present at the same time who have hereunto in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our names as Witnesses 
                                                        John  Morley Lee   Rector of Botley Wm Langrish    Brofall Farm Botley
               This is a Second Codicil  to the last Will and Testament of me The Reverend Thomas Scard Rector of Durley in the County of Hants Clerk . I give and bequeath my 
                                                        brougham carriage horse and harness and all the hay corn and shaw(?) and all the stable requisites which shall be in and about my stable and carriage 
                                                       house at the time of my decease to my Sister Mary Scard for her own absolute use and benefit In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 
                                                       fourteenth day of January One thousand eight hundred and seventy three Thomas Scard [signed] Signed by the said Testator Thomas Scard as a second
                                                       Codicil to his Will in the presence of us present at the same time who have hereunto in his presence and in the presence of each other subscribed our 
                                                       names as Witnesses  David Weyman    Botley       George Godwin   Doryey
                Proved                at Winchester with two Codicils the fourteenth day of March 1873 by the Oaths of Charles Warner 
                                                      and William Knapp Jonas the Executors named in the Will to whom administration was granted 
                                                      The Testator The Reverend Thomas Scard was late of Durley in the County of Southampton Clerk 
                                                      and died on the seventh day of February 1873 at Durley aforesaid
                                                      Under £7,000  Warner  Solrs Winchester 

                   NOTE:    Codicil 1]  In his Will below Thomas noted that one of his beneficiaries, his nephew Thomas Scard - Surgeon by his brother Edward Scard - Surgeon [deceased]
                                                       of whom Thomas appears to have had no knowledge of his whereabouts. Thomas had settled in Sydney Australia and his uncle hearing the news of his
                                                      nephew's premature death, issued a Codicil to that effect.  For full details of his nephew's death - see the Epilogue in the Biography of his father, 
                                                      Edward Scard, brother of the testator. 
 
                   NOTE:    Codicil 2] The horses plus tack were eventually bequeathed to William Knapp Jonas in Mary's Will in 1891
                  
                  Co-Executor:              William Knapp Jonas was very wealthy in his own right and a trusted friend of the Scard Family for many years.  Both he and his spinster sister Eliza 
                                                       took into their home the two spinster sisters of the Rev. Thomas Scard i.e. Mary & Susan from the time of their mother's death and where they remained 
                                                       until both sisters died testate, unmarried & without issue, the latter bequeathed her Estate to her elder sister Mary in 1871 and Mary leaving her Estate to 
                                                       William Knapp Jonas in 1891.  Although settled in Hampshire he had interests in Sussex. More information in the Biography of Mary & Susan.