Matthew Audas
of Hutton Bushel, co. York, d. 1741.

Date of birth: 5 November 1656.
Place of baptism: Hutton Bushel, co. York.
[Hutton Bushel PRT]

Date of death: 20 January 174[0/]1.
["Blessed are the dead which died in the Lord / In hopes of a blessed resurrection / here lies the body of Matthew / Audas who departed this life / Jany the 20 1741 aged 84 / Also Catherine his wife / who departed this life (April) / the 1st 1743 aged 78 years." Hutton Bushel MI, p. 12]
Date of burial: 22 January 1740[/1].
Place of burial: Hutton Bushel, co. York.
[Hutton Bushel PRT]

Father: Robert Audas, bp. Hackness, 13 November 1608, d. betw. 6 September 1658 and 10 June 1659.
Mother: Elizabeth Wilson, who m. (2) Francis Jordan.

m. 3 February 1686[7], Allerston, Catherine Kay, b. ca. 1665, d. 1 April 1743.
[Allerston PR]

The will of Matthew Audas (transcribed below) names his four Craven grandchildren, indirectly documenting Anne's place as his child. All of the children listed here appear in the parish registers [Hutton Bushel PRT].

Robert Audas, bp. Hutton Bushel, 1 January 1687[/8], bur. there 12 July 1723.

Anne Audas, bp. Hutton Bushel, 6 July 1690, bur. Scarborough, 5 April 1724;
m. Hutton Bushel, 16 January 1712,
George Craven.
[Hutton Bushel PRT; Scarborough PRT (bur.)]

William Audas, bp. Hutton Bushel, 25 June 1693, bur. there 13 August 1699.

Matthew Audas, bp. Hutton Bushel, 3 October 1697, bur. there 24 April 1707.

William Audas, bp. Hutton Bushel, 28 September 1700, bur. there November 1701.

Will of Mathew Audas of Hutton Bushel, dated 14 January 1735[/6], proved 8 December 1741.

In the Name of God Amen I Mathew Audas of Hutton Bushell in the County of York yeoman being in good health of Body and of perfect and disposing mind and Memory praised be God for it but yet neverthelese mindfull of my mortality do make and Ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First and principally I commend my soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator stedfastly hoping for full remission of my sins through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour and as for and concerning my real and personal Estate and Effects whereof I am anyways seized or possessed I give and Dispose thereof as followeth First I give and devise All that my Messuage house wherein I now dwell with the Outhouses garths and Croft and all other the appurtenances thereunto belonging and also All those four Oxgangs of Land and also All other my closes Lands tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever scituate standing lying and being within the Town Fields Precincts and Territories of Hutton Bushell aforesaid unto my loving wife Catherine Audas for and during the term of her natural Life and from and immediately after her death and decease as for and concerning All that my said Messuage house Outhouses Garths and Croft and also the said four Oxgangs of arrable Land with meadow and pasture in the Juggs(?) to the same belonging and also two broad arrabale Lands lying in the high field called Bentley Lands and also one Close called Hophill and One other close called Lownam from and <immediately> after the decease of my said Loving Wife as aforesaid I give and devise the same unto my Grandson George Craven To hold to him and his heirs and assigns for ever And my mind and Will is and I do hereby order and Devise that after the decease of my said Loving Wife my three Grand Daughters Catherine Craven Ann Craven and Elizabeth Craven shall have Liberty in they shall so think fitt to inhabit and dwell in the said house wherein I now live and so devised to my Grandson as aforesaid for the space of two years without the lett or interruption of my said Grandson and without paying any rent to him for same And also I give and Devise to my said three Grand daughters Catherine Ann and Elizabeth All those two Closes lying below the road leading to Scarborough within the Township of Hutton Bushell aforesaid and adjoining upon a Close belonging to Thomas Layton on the East and a Bath called Gallow Bath on the West to enter upon from and imediately after the death of my said Loving Wife Catherine and to hold to my said three Grand Daughters Catherine Ann and Elizabeth to them and to their severall and respective heirs and Assigns for ever as Tennants in Common and not as Joint Tennants freed and discharged from the payment of free rents and all other rents whatsoever I give and bequeath to the Poor of Hutton Bushell ten Shillings to be paid by me Executor herein after named And also I give and bequeath to my said three Grand Daughters Catherine Ann and Elizabeth after the death of my said Loving Wife All and singular my Household goods whatsoever to be equally divided amonst them and my Mind and Will further is and I do hereby give and bequeath after the decease of my said Loving Wife All the rest and residue of my goods and Chattells Stock and Crop not by me herein before devised unto my said four Grand Children George Catherine Ann and Elizabeth to be equally divided amongst them And Lastly I do hereby constitute Ordaine and appoint my said Loving Wife sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby revoke and make void all former and other will and wills by me at any times heretofore made And I do hereby publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fourteenth day of January in the year of Our Lord 1735 Mathew Audas Signed sealed Published and Declared by the said Mathew Audas as and for his last Will and testament in Our presence and by us subscribed as Witnesses thereto in his presence Charles Cartwright Eustace Storr Charles Dickinson. Proved 8 December 1741. [PCY 87: 520, FHL film #99,708]

Reference abbreviations

Allerston PR = Parish registers of Allerston, co. York, FHL film #566,179.

Hutton Bushel MI = Hutton Buscel Monumental Inscriptions (East Yorkshire Family History Society, 2002).

Hutton Bushel PRT = Parish register transcripts of Hutton Bushel, co. York, FHL film #558,353.

PCY = Prerogative and Exchequer Court of the Archbiship of York.

Scarborough PRT (bur.) = Parish register transcripts of Scarborough, co. York (burials), FHL film #1,850,192.

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.