Name: Reverend Daniel Burslem 1 Sex: M
Birth: 23 Jul 1690 - Newcastle - under - Lyme, Staffs 2 Baptism: 7 Aug 1690 - St.Giles' Church, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffs 2 Death: 13 Jul 1780 - Great Fransham, Norfolk 3 Burial: 19 Jul 1780 - All Saints Church, Great Fransham, Norfolk 4 Cause of Death:
1. He matriculated 15 Jul 1709. 5
2. He received a degree of B.A. on 21 May 1713 from the University of Oxford, Christ Church College. 6
3. He received a degree of M.A. on 19 Mar 1716 from the University of Oxford, Christ Church College.. 5
4. He was ordained a Deacon on 16 Jun 1717 in the Henry 7 Chapel, Westminster. 7 Francis Ratterbury, Bishop of Rochester officiated.
5. He was a Priest in 1721 in Barlaston, Staffordshire. 8 He is described as the Incumbent. parish register for Baswick, Walton, & Barlaston has the following entry "17 Aug 1721 Samuel Holton, of Trentham p., & Ann Handley, of B. Daniel Burslem, A.M., minister. mar
6. He was Rector from 1723 to 1780 in Great Fransham, Norfolk. 9 He was presented by the Earl of Essex.
7. In 1723 he subscribed to Apparatus Biblicus: or an introduction to the ... Scriptures ... And a new method of reading the Scriptures. Done into English from the French with notes and additions, 1723, (BUNDY, Richard. London). He also subscribed to An Essay Towards reconciling the Numbers of Daniel and St. John, Determining the Birth of our Saviour, And fixing a precise Time for the Continuance of the Present Desolation of the Jews; with Some Conjectures and Calculations, Pointing out the Year 1764, to have been one of the Most remarkable Epochas in History. By the Rev. George Burton, M.A. Rector of Elden and Herringswell in Suffolk, 1766,( BURTON, George. Norwich). 10
8. He was Rector from 28 Feb 1726 to Jul 1780 in Icklingham, Suffolk. 11 He was presented by the Earl of Essex. He held that position until his death in July 1780.
9. In 1734 Daniel Burslem, clerk, voted for Coke and Morden, and five other resident freeholders....in respect of the freehold of Saham. 12
10. He was involved in a court case about 1738. 13
He was in dispute with a neighbour, Daniel Spencer. There was a counter suit in the same year.
11. He was Curate in 1749 in Longham, Norfolk. 14 This appears to be in addition to his other responsibilities at Great Fransham. He signed the parish registers as Curate in this year.
12. He was Sequestrator for the living of Great Dunham from Sep 1750 to Feb 1752 in Norfolk. 15
From The Register of Burials - Great Dunham.
"The Rev'd and Worthy Rector, Ambrose Pimlowe, was buried Set 6th 1750"
Here follows the customary affidavit. (Note 1)
"He was a kind, good-hearted, honest and upright man to all, but ina particular manner to his numerous relations, who were supported by him according to his abilities whilst here, and taken care of by his will not long before he went, hence to be no more seen. He was likewise, to the utmost of his power, constantly aiding the widows and orphans of his deceased brethren, and in my opinion for some time died daily, making his peace with God, and was in charity with all men"
Dan. Burslem Rect of Great Fransham
And Sequestrator (Note 2) of the Living of Great Dunham
1) Affidavits were required at this time to satisfy the Act which made it compulsory to bury in woollen. This refers to the Burial in Woollen Acts of 1667 & 1678. These Acts were attempts to protect the English Wool Trade, and required that all bodies should be buried in Wool with the exception of those who died from the Plague. A Five pound fine was imposed for burials which did not comply with the Acts. By 1814 the Acts were repealed.
2) This is the term to denote the party responsible during the vacancy of a parish, for the performance of duties. Here (in Great Dunham) a successor was not inducted for nearly 18 months.
"Mem - The Rev'd John Arnam, Clerk, AM was inducted into the possession of the parish of Great Dunham. Feb 13 1752 by Dan'l Burslem, Rector of Great Fransham."
13. He had a residence about 1770 in East Rudham, Norfolk. 16
His will dated May 7 1771 refers "my new built messuage with the outhouses and Land Ajoining situate and being in East Rudham" It is unclear whether this house was built for himself or for his son Thomas.
14. He signed a will on 7 May 1771. 17
WILL of DANIEL BURSLEM - 7 MAY 1771 ( died 13 July 1780)
This is the last Will and Testament of me Daniel Burslem of Great Fransham in the County of Norfolk Clerk made the seventh day of May one thousand seven hundred and seventy one
First I give and devise All that my new built messuage with the outhouses and Land Adjoining situate and being in East Rudham in the said County which I purchased of Gathercole and all other my Estate there unto Mr. Edward Case of Pattisly Mr. Edward Case of Fransham and Mr. Charles Case of Toftrees and their Heirs In Trust to permit my Son Thomas Burslem to dwell in and enjoy the same during the Term of his natural Life ( the keeping of the same in good repair ) and after his decease In Trust that they the said Edward Case Edward Case and Charles Case the Survivors or Survivor of them or the Heirs or Asigns of such Survivor do and shall as soon as conveniently may be after my said Son's death sell and dispose of the said Premises for the best price that can be got for the same and receive the Money for which the said Estate shall be so sold without the purchaser or purchasers being liable or in any manner accountable for the application thereof and pay the same in equal Shares unto all and every the children of my said Son Thomas Burslem (Viz) the Share or Shares of such of them as shall then be of Age as soon as the said Money shall be received and the Share or Shares of such of them as shall not then be of Age at his her or their respective Ages of twenty one Years and untill those respective times place the said Money or Shares or Share thereof out in Interest and apply the Interest of the said respective Shares for the maintenance Education and bringing up of the said Children respectively and apply any part of the principal of the said respective Shares for the putting of any of the said Children respectively to any proper business or employment and if any of them shall die under age then the Survivors or Survivor shall have the deceased Share or Shares in the same manner to all intents and purposes as his her or their own respective Share or Shares and until Sale of the premises the rent therof shall go to the same uses as the said Interest Money. Also I forgive my said Son Thomas Burslem all debts which he now owes me. Also I give my Daughter Dorothy Young all my plate and Rings and the Picture which I have of the late Earle of Essex. Also I give my watch to my Grand Daughter Pleasance Young. Also I give and bequeath all the rest of my Goods and Chattles and personal Estate of what kind or nature so ever unto the said Edward Case Edward Case and Charles Case In Trust that they the Survivors or Survivor of them his Executors or Administrators do and shall convert the same into Money and place such Money out at Interest and pay and apply so much of the said Interest as shall be judged necessary for the maintenance of my Son William Burslem in all necessaries and the remainder of the said Interest Money unto my said Daughter Dorothy Young during her life for her own use and after her death pay (Subject to the said Maintenance of the said William Burslem) the said Money Arising from my said personally as aforesaid in equal Shares unto all and every the Children of my said Daughter Dorothy Young (Viz. the Share or Shares of such of them as shall then be of Age then immediately and the Share or Shares of such of them as shall not then be of Age at his her or their Ages of Ages of Twenty one Years and until those respective times place the said Money or Shares or Share thereof out at Interest and apply the Interest of the said respective Shares for he Maintenance Education and bringing up of the said Children respectively and apply any part of the principal of the said respective Shares for the putting out any of the said Children respectively to any proper business or employment and if any of them shall die under Age then the Survivors or Survivor shall have the Deceased's Share or Shares in the same manner to all intents and purposes as his her or their own respective Share or Shares. And Lastly I appoint the said Edward Case Edward Case and Charles Executors of this my Will In Witness whereof I the said Daniel Burslem the Testator have to the first two Sheets of this my last Will and Testament set my hand and to this third and last Sheet thereof my hand and Seal the Day and Year first above written.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Daniel Burslem the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his and each others presence and at his request have subscribed our Names as Witnesses, Ph. Case Mary Bloom John Howse
I give my maid Servant Mary Tooke the sum of five pounds if in my service at my death.
Witness Ph. Case Mary Bloom John Howse
I Daniel Burslem Clerk do make this further Codicil to my Will whereas since the making of my Will I have sold my Estate at Rudham for Six hundred and fifteen pounds now I do hereby give the said Six hundred and fifteen pounds to Edward Case Edward Case and Charles Case in my Will named In Trust for the Children of my late Son Thomas Burslem in the same Shares proportion manner and form as in my Will I gave the Money for which my said Estate should be sold and payable and applicable in the same manner to all intents and purposes as that money was by my said Will directed to be applied and paid In Witness my hand this seventh day of April one thousand seven hundred and seventy four.
Signed published and declared in the presence of us Ph. Case Richd Longe WYounge
I do make this further Codicil to my Will to wit t appoint my Daughter Dorothy Younge Widow one of my Executors of my said Will and declare that the one hundred Guineas which I paid to Mr. Robert Whincop for his taking my Grand Son Daniel Burslem clerk to him is in full of my Grandson's Share of the Money arising from the Sale of my late Estate at Rudham Witness my hand this twenty econd day of September one thousand seven hundred and seventy eight
Witness W Younge
Dorothy Vounge at Walton Oct 13'". 1780 the Executrix named in one of the Codicils was sworn in due form of Law before me Thos Ward Clk Surrogate to the C
Power reserved for the Executors
Examd. The 19'". July 1782 by T. Stoughton
Spouses and Children
1. *Esther Case (3 Jul 1699 - 13 Aug 1745) Marriage: 13 Jul 1725 - All Saints, Great Fransham, Norfolk Children: 1. William Burslem (1726-1775) 19 2. Thomas Burslem (Abt 1727-1727) 3. Reverend Thomas Burslem (1730-Abt 1771) 4. Dorothy Burslem (1732-Bef 1732) 5. Dorothy Burslem (1734- ) 20
"Daniel Burslem, son of William of Newcastle, gent.
Christ Church matrii 15 July 1709 age 18, BA 1713, MA 19 March 1715/6
Rector of Great Fransham, Nfk & of Icklingham All Saints, Sfk 1727".
Memorial Inscription in all Saints Church, Great Fransham
Description and Inscription Chancel, S side: Floor slab within altar rails. The inscription reads: HSE ESTER meritissIn memory of Dilecta Conjux DANIELIS BURSLEM Hugus Ecclesiae Rectoris, obt 13o die mensis Aug. AD 1745, Aetatis 46o. Also in memory of the above said DANIEL BURSLEM, who was rector of this parish, 56 ½ years, and served the same with great punctuality. Died 13th July 1780 in the 90th year of his age. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, even so saith the Spirit. For they rest from their labors. Also WILLIAM, their son, died November 17th 1775 aged 49 years.
His Will dated 7 May 1771& Codicils dated 7 April 1774 & 22 September 1778 was proved on 13 October 1780. (see notes for a transcript)
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