Yea! I was able to find a brother for 8 great-grandpa Tiddeman! It was by sheer luck. I searched the National Archives UK for Tiddeman, Teddeman, etc., and found a will for Thomas Teddeman, Mariner of Dover, Kent dated 1675. I felt pretty sure he would be related somehow, but I had no idea that this Thomas was my 8th great-granduncle!
What's really sweet is that he named grandpa Edmond as his Executor. He must have died young with no issue because he mentioned no children or wife, and left everything to his nieces and nephews.
I Thomas Teddeman of Dover in the county of Kent, Mariner being sicke and weake of Body but of sound and perfect memory (Praised be God therefore I Do make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme following (that is to say) First I doe will and bequeath unto my sister Katherine and her heires forever my messuage with the Garden and appurtennts there unto belonging scituate and being in the parish of St. James the Appostle in Dover afore said And the summe of ffifty pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid by my Executor Alsoe I doe will and give to John Taylor my said sisters sonne the summe of ffifty pounds of lawfull money of England to be paid att his age of Twenty one yeares and proffitt thereof to be paid in the meanetime to his mother Towards his maintenance and Education Alsoe I doe will and give to Mary my said sisters daughter the summe of Tenn pounds of like English money to be paid att her age of Twenty one yeares and I doe appoint my Executor to put out the same And the use and proffitt thereof to be paid in the meane time to her mother towards her maintenance and Education And if either of my said sisters children shall dye before the age of Twenty one yeares the survivor of them to have the portion afore men-tioned of him or her soe dying Item I doe will and bequeath unto Mary Katherine and Alice Teddeman daughters of my loving Brother Edmond Teddeman the sume of Sixtie pounds a peice of lawfull money of England To be paid by my Executor Alsoe I doe will and give unto my said Brother Edmond Teddeman and his heirs forever All my Lands and Tenements att ffolkestone and Whitfeild in the said County And allthe Rest and residue of my personall Estate he paying my debts legacies and ffunerall Expences And of this my last will and Testament I doe hereby make and ordaine my said brother Edmond Teddeman my Full and sole Executor Revoaking every former will by me in my life made In witnes whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this Thirtieth day of August Anno Dom' 1675. The mark of Tho Teddeman /Signed sealed and Published in the presence of Alyce Stratfold Willi Stratfold /
Source: Records of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Prerogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers: The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, England. Catalogue reference PROB 11/348.
Well worth the £3.50!
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