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                      Scard Biographies - The Southampton, Hampshire Branch

                                                                         Biography
                                Thomas Scard                                      Mary Yeates
                                                 [1775-1816]                                     -                                           [died 1840]

                                                                   of Eling, Hampshire 

                                                                             Issue

                                                                                          Thomas Scard [1795-1887]
                                                                                          William Scard  [1798-1839]
                                                                                          John Scard [1801-1881]
                                                                                          James Scard [1803-1804]
                                                                                          Henry Benness Scard [1805-1862]
                                                                                          Edward Scard [1808-1849]
                                                                                          James Scard [1809-1809]
                                                                                          Mary Scard [1811-1891]
                                                                                          Susan Scard [1813-1871]
                                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

                                                                            Thomas Scard                                      Mary Yeates
                                                                                                                 [1776-1816]                              -                                           [1775-1840]  
                                                                                                                  of Eling, Hampshire

                                                                                                Researched, Compiled and Written by Judith-Ann S Adams 
                                                                                                                                         with special thanks to Lyn Mealy
                                                                                                           who transcribed and submitted the Will of Mary Scard [nee Yeates] of Eling
1776             Thomas Scard [the younger] was born 1776 the youngest son of Thomas Scard and Susannah [nee Benness] of Eling, Hampshire. 
                     Thomas had four elder siblings; John,  Susannah and Benness

1795             At the age of nineteen Thomas Scard married Mary Yeats the sister of Eling's wealthy maltser, William Yeats Esquire., by licence on the 14th October 1795 
                     at Millbrook, Hampshire.  Sarum Marriage Licence details: 
                                    'Scard, Thomas, the younger, of Eling, maltser, aged 19, a bachelor with the consent of his father Thomas Scard the elder of the same parish, maltster 
                                     and Mary Yeats of Millbrook, aged 21yrs, spinster at Millbrook.  Dated 14th October 1795.' The marriage took place on the same day 14th October
                                    1795 at Milbrook.

                      They had nine children;  seven sons and two daughters;                    
                                           1796:     Thomas Scard recorded born 13th March 1796, baptised 14th March 1796 at Eling.
                                           1798:     William Scard recorded born 8th June 1798, baptised at Eling 4th October 1799.
                                           1801:      John Scard recorded born 6th April 1801, baptised at Eling 8th January 1802.
                                           1803:      James Scard born September 1803 [no baptism], 
                                                                         - James was buried at Eling 19th April 1804 recorded aged 7 months.
                                           1805:      Henry Benness Scard born 22nd May 1805, Baptised Privately at Eling 14th August 1805 
                                                                         - ("baptised privately" often were performed if an infant was very ill]
                                           1808:      Edward Scard born 23rd February 1808, baptised at Eling 8th October 1809.
                                           1809:      James Scard born 6th September 1809, baptised at Eling 8th October 1809 
                                                                       -  James Scard was buried at Eling 2nd May 1810 recorded aged 8 mths.
                                           1811:      Mary Scard born 29th January 1811, baptised at Eling 12th July 1812.
                                           1813:      Susan Scard born 26th January 1813, baptised at Eling 22nd June 1817.

1798-1808   Over the next decade as Thomas and Susannah continued to live at Eling, Thomas was still very much active in local issues and also in the affairs of his children.  
                    Their son Benness and his wife first settled at nearby Nursling but after the death of their infant daughter Elizabeth in 1794 they moved to Stratford, Wiltshire. 
                     Sons John and Thomas with his young children and daughter Susannah now also married remained at Eling.

1809             Early 1809 it was apparent that the young Thomas was having substantial financial difficulties. With Debtor's Prison looming, Thomas rallied his other children 
                     to help their youngest brother at the cost of their own future legacies.  John and young Susannah made no hesitation however Benness refused, a decision that 
                     would later cost him dearly in his father's Will.  Later Thomas writes in his Will regarding Benness's part in the incident 
                                   "not having partaken in any way with the expenses and trouble that I have been subject to with the younger part of my Family which will be felt by
                                     the other part now living with me as they generously gave up a part of their expectations to relieve the other's necessities."
                     The incident resounded throughout connected families.  The wealthy William Yeates, brother to daughter-in-law Mary, later made provision in his Will to
                      protect his legacies to his sister Mary, the spouse of young Thomas and her children from any liability arising from Thomas's debts. 

                     The Salisbury & Winchester Journal  published this event in two newspaper articles dated 23rd January and 13th Feb 1809 
                      Ccourtesty of the UK Newspaper Archives. 
                                                                                                             23rd January 1809- click on image to enlarge
                     The newpapter item dated 13th February 1809 is copied to his father's biography together with this paragraph - timeline beginning "1809" 
                     Extract from the UK Newspaper Archives (online). 

1815            Thomas' mother Susannah Scard nee Benness was buried at Eling 9th November 1815 at the recorded age of 72yrs. Thomas was aged thirty-nine at the time of his mother's death
1816            The following year Thomas Scard died intestate at the age of forty,  buried at Eling on Saturday 21st December 1816.  Hampshire Telegraph & Sussex Journal etc. Obituary; 
                                                    ' HOME NEWS – Monday Dec. 23rd  1816. Thomas Scard Jnr died Saturday last at his home at Totton'
                    Thomas Scard was survived by his widow Mary nee Yeats of 21 years marriage and their seven surviving children; Thomas aged 20yrs, William aged 18yrs, 
                    John aged 15yrs, Henry Benness aged 11yrs, Edward aged 8yrs, Mary aged 5yrs and Susan aged three years.
Epilogue
Mary Scard [nee Yeats] widow of Thomas Scard the younger. 

                  Mary continued to live at Eling with her seven children.  In 1820 her brother William Yeats Esquire drew and published his Will in which he showed grave concerns for 
                  Mary's security and protection from any creditors of her deceased husband Thomas Scard and also the maintenance and education of her children.  Mary with her sisters 
                  and their children were the main beneficiaries of his Will.  William Yeats died in 1826, also bequeathed his Pew at the Church Lymington to his nephew Thomas Scard.
                 Mary had already seen to the education of her children two of her sons Thomas and Edward, known to have matriculated at Oxford University by 1827. In Mary's own Will
                 dated 18th October 1839 her main beneficiaries were her two daughters Mary and Susan.  Mary Scard nee Yeats died testate in 1840 at the estimated age of around sixty-five.

                                                                                             WILL OF MARY SCARD [nee Yeats]
                                                                                                                                                  Widow of Eling 1840                                     
         This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Scard of Bishops Waltham   in the County of   Southampton Widow First I Will that all my just debts funeral and testamentary 
          expenses be full paid and satisfied Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Scard all and every my books to and for her own use and benefit.  Also I give and bequeath
          unto my daughter Susan Scard my Piano Forte, music stool, music books, music stand to the same belonging to and for her own use and benefit.  Also I give and bequeath unto
          and equally between my said daughters all my household goods and furniture and implements of household plate linen china wearing apparel trinkets wine and other liquors 
          to and for their own absolute use and benefit.  Also I give and bequeath unto my son the Reverend Thomas Scard all that messuage or dwelling house hereditaments and 
          premises situate in the High Street of the Town of Southampton and now in the occupation of Richard Hopkins Perkins To hold to my said son Thomas Scard his heirs and 
          assigns for ever. Also I give and devise unto my sons the Reverend Thomas Scard and Henry Bennis Scard all that my messuage or dwelling house and premises situate in 
          French Street in the said town of Southampton formerly belonging to Mr. Brice. And also all that messuage or Dwelling house and premises situate in Orchard Lane in the 
          Parish of Saint Mary Southampton now in the occupation of Mrs. Chivers To hold the same to my said two sons Thomas Scard and Henry Bennis Scard and their heirs Upon 
          Trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease that they the said Thomas Scard and Henry Scard or the survivor of them or the Heirs Executors or Administrators of 
          such survivor do and shall sell and absolutely dispose of the same either by public auction or private contract and either separately or in one lot for the best price that can be 
          reasonably obtained for the same and do and shall out of the monies issuing by such sale or sales in the first place pay my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and 
          after forth satisfaction and payment thereof pay the remainder of such monies unto and equally between my said daughters Mary Scard and Susan Scard their Executors 
          Administrators and assigns share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as joint tenants. And I give devise and bequeath unto my said sons Thomas Scard and 
          Henry Bennis Scard All that Messuage or Dwelling house stables Garden Orchard Hereditaments and Premises situate at Lymington in the said County of Southampton now 
          in the occupation of W St.Barbe To hold to them my said sons Thomas Scard and Henry Bennis Scard their heirs executors and administrators according to the tenure and 
          natures thereof upon trust that they my said Trustees or the survivor of them of the Heirs Executors or administrators of such survivor do and shall pay unto a permit and suffer
          my said daughters Mary Scard and Susan Scard  to receive the rents issues and profits thereof in equal moieties for and during their respective natural lives and after the 
          decease of the survivor of them or during their lives or the life of such survivor with their or her consent in writing to sell and disperse of the same either by public auction or 
          private contract for the most money and best price that can be gotten for the same and in case of such sale in the life time of my said daughters or of the survivor of them to place
          out the monies issuing by such sale on Government or Real Security and pay and apply the interest dividends and proceeds thereof or permit them to be received in the same
          manner as herein before directed with regard to rents of the said premises. And after the decease of my said daughters respectively, to convey transfer and pay one moiety as the 
          part or share of her or them so dying of an in the said First Estate monies and premises last mentioned unto and between their respective lawful issue so that such issue may take
          their respective parents share per [blotched] and between [blotched] as tenants in Common equally share and share alike and in case my said daughters or either of them should
          die without lawful issue then I direct that the share or shares of her or them so dying shall go and belong to her or their surviving brothers and sister or brothers duly as the case 
          may be share and share alike if more than one. Or if but one such surviving brother or sister then the whole to such on provided always that if upon the marriage of either one or 
          both of my said daughters, by said Trustees or Trustee for the time being should think it to be for the benefit of any such daughter so marrying or her issue that her share of the 
          said last mentioned Trust Estate monies and premises should be made the subject of a settlement  prior to such marriage he or they shall be a liberty with her consent or 
          conciseness in writing to settle the same that she may receive the issues and proceeds of such her share for her life free from the debts control or interference or engagements of 
          her husband with remainder equally to the issue of any such marriage and with the usual and necessary powers in advancement and other contingent [?] and provisions for the 
          benefit of such issue. And I hereby direct that in case of any such sale or sales as aforesaid by my said Trustees or Trustee for the time being their or his receipt or receipts shall
          be a good and sufficient discharge or good and sufficient discharges to the purchaser or purchasers of the said several trust estates and [?] or any part thereof respectively and that 
          such purchaser or purchasers shall not afterwards be obliged to see to the application of the said purchase money or any part thereof or be concerned to   enquire into the expediency
          or impriety of any such sale or sales. And all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate and Effects both real and personal whatsoever and weresoever and of  what quality in 
          nature soever I give devise and bequeath the same and every part thereof respectively unto my said daughters Mary Scard and Susan Scard to hold to them my said daughters their 
          heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and tenure thereof as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. And I hereby nominate constitute and 
          appoint my said son Thomas Scard sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking every former Will by me at any time heretofore make and do declare this only to be my last Will 
          and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this eighteenth day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty nine.
          [signed] Mary Scard Signed Sealed and published by the said Mary Scard as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names hereto in her 
          presence.  George Henry Stares, Solicitor Bishop’s Waltham Hardwick Johah Brugets? Surgeon.

         PROBATUM;  The ninth day of January One thousand eight hundred and forty On which day and year administration of the Goods Chattels and Effects of the testatrix Mary Scard 
                                    deceased was presented and committed to the Reverend Thomas Scard the sole executor named in the above written Will he having been first sworn on the Holy 
                                   Evangelists well and truly to administer the said goods chattels and effects and that the same do not amount in value to the sum of one thousand pounds.[Signed] 
                                   Henry Sukey Beck . Surrogate 
Rev. Thomas Scard [1795-1887] son of Thomas Scard the younger and his wife Mary nee Yeats. See Biography
WilliamScard [1798-1839] son of Thomas Scard the younger and his wife Mary nee Yeats. See Biography
John Scard [1801-1881], Solicitor, son of Thomas Scard the younger and his wife Mary nee Yeats.See Biography
Henry Benness Scard [1805-1862]  Yeoman, son of Thomas Scard the younger and his wife Mary nee Yeats. See Biography
Edward Scard [1808-1849] Physician, son of Thomas Scard the younger and his wife Mary nee Yeats. See Biography
Mary Scard [1811-1891]  Spinster,  daughter of Thomas Scard the younger and his wife Mary nee Yeats.
Susan Scard [1813-1871] Spinster, daughter of Thomas Scard the younger and his wife Mary nee Yeats. 
See combined Biography





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