Thomas & Priscilla Duck
of Blackland, Calne
Thomas Duck, born ca. 1746, married Priscilla Strong, born ca. 1744, in Calne, Wiltshire, on 22 April 1770. They are believed to have had the following children baptised in Calne:
|Hannah||1 Jul 1770|
|Catherine||1 Sep 1771|
|Abel||28 Mar 1774|
|Cain||23 Jun 1776|
|Ann||20 May 1778|
|Priscilla||5 Nov 1780||born 7 Oct|
|Elizabeth||28 Aug 1783||born 25 Aug|
|Isaac||3 Oct 1785|
|Frances||9 Sep 1787|
|Ruth||19 Jul 1789||born 30 Jun|
|Ann||19 Jul 1789||born 30 Jun|
Priscilla died on 22 August 1811 and was buried in Blackland, near Calne, on 25 August 1811.
Thomas died on 26 January 1829 and their headstone still stands in the churchyard of St Peter, Blackland.
Of their children:
Abel married Susanna Strong in 1805 and lived at Pickwick, Corsham, Wiltshire. They are known to have had the following children baptised in Corsham:
Edward 6 Mar 1808 Isaac 9 Apr 1809 Elizabeth Ann 25 May 1815 Thomas James 23 Oct 1817
Abel died in 1842 leaving a will which also says he was a carpenter. He left his house to his wife and then to pass to his son Edward, and his business to Isaac. He bequeathed five pounds each to his brother Cain Duck, his sister Ann Dew, and his niece Eliza Dew. The remainder of his estate was to be divided between Isaac, Elizabeth and Thomas. Susanna died the following year.
- Cain married Elizabeth Manners in 1811 and lived in Blackland, Calne.
- Ann married James Dew in Calne on 19 June 1796 and they had the following children baptised (all in Calne except for Elijah in Cherhill):
William 15 Jul 1798 born 29 June Abel 14 Sep 1800 born 29 Aug James 10 Apr 1803 Mary Ann 21 Apr 1805 born 7 Mar Thomas 20 Aug 1807 Abel 5 Nov 1809 born 25 Sept Sylvia 20 Jun 1813 born 6 Mar 1812 Caroline 20 Jun 1813 Eliza 24 Feb 1815 Elijah 27 Nov 1818 born 25 Feb
Ann had died before the 1851 census and James was living in Calstone with his daughter, Sylvia, her second husband and her children.
- Priscilla was buried in Calne on 27 April 1806.
- Isaac married Sarah Bailey in Kington St Michael on 11 March 1822 and they are known to have had the following children:
Jane ca. 1822 James ca. 1824 William ca. 1826 Jacob ca. 1828 Esau ca. 1830 Sacred
To the memory of
Who died June 20th 1847
Aged 61 years
Also SARAH his wife
Who died March 13th 1863
Aged 75 years