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.

MI of Thomas Duck

To
The Memory of
PRISCILLA Wife of
THOMAS DUCK
Who died Aug 22nd 1811
Aged 63 years

My years were spent in lingering pain
But death tho awful gave me rest
I hope in joy to rise again
And share the blessings of the blest

Also THOMAS DUCK
Who died Jany 26th 1829
Aged 82 years

With patience to the last he did submit
And murmurd not at what the Lord thought fit
He with a Christian courage did resign
His soul to God at his appointed time

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

    In 1841 Abel was a carpenter living in Pickwick, Corsham, with wife Susanna, son Thomas and nephew Matthias Duck. Thomas and Matthias were also carpenters.

    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

    In 1841 James and Ann were living in Cherhill.

    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

    Isaac died in 1847 and his headstone stands in Blackland churchyard.

    MI of Isaac Duck

    Sacred
    To the memory of
    ISAAC DUCK
    Who died June 20th 1847
    Aged 61 years
    Also SARAH his wife
    Who died March 13th 1863
    Aged 75 years