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Samuel Killick Family Tree

From family tree research by Simon Fisher.

Descendants of Samuel KILLICK
Generation No. 1
SAMUEL1 KILLICK was born Abt. 1729, and died 1804.  He married SARAH PHILLIPS 03 Oct 1752 in St George’s, Mayfair, Middlesex, England. 

  1. CHARLES2 KILLICK, b. Abt. 1753, Mitcham; d. 05 Apr 1811, Mitcham; m. MARY KEMPSTER, 10 Apr 1787, Mitcham; d. Apr 1811, Mitcham.
  2. MARTHA LUCY KILLICK, b. Abt. 1756, Mitcham; m. JOHN BECK, 02 Sep 1776, Mitcham.
  3. SAMUEL KILLICK, b. Abt. 1757, Mitcham; d. Bef. 1868.
  4. ELIZABETH KILLICK, b. Abt. 1759, Mitcham; m. JOHN ROSE, 26 Sep 1781, Mitcham.
  5. SARAH KILLICK, b. Abt. 1762, Mitcham.
  6. MARY KILLICK, b. Abt. 1764, Mitcham; m. WILLIAM LAZENBY.
  7. SAMUEL KILLICK, b. Abt. 1768, Mitcham; d. Bef. 1776.
  8. JOHN KILLICK, b. Abt. 1771, Mitcham; d. Bef. 1801.
  9. SAMUEL PHILIP KILLICK, b. Abt. 1776, Mitcham; d. 22 Aug 1810, Mitcham.

Generation No. 2
SAMUEL PHILIP2 KILLICK (SAMUEL1) was born Abt. 1776 in Mitcham, and died 22 Aug 1810 in Mitcham.  He married BRIDGET ARTHUR 06 May 1804 in St Mary, Newington, daughter of RICHARD ARTHUR and SUSANNAH BLAKE.  She was born 30 Mar 1783 in Mitcham, and died 18 Nov 1858 in Bucks Head Inn, Mitcham.

  1. WILLIAM3 KILLICK, b. Abt. 1805, Mitcham.
  2. SAMUEL PHILIP KILLICK, b. Abt. 1806, Mitcham; d. Abt. 1839, Mitcham.
  3. JOHN ARTHUR KILLICK, b. Abt. 1807, Mitcham; d. Abt. 1879, Poplar, Middlesex, England.
  4. ELIZA KILLICK, b. Abt. 1808, Mitcham; d. Bef. 1881; m. ???? SAVAGE; d. Bef. 1851.

In the 1841 census, Eliza SAVAGE (nee KILLICK) was living with William NEWMAN
1841 Census

Dwelling:  Upper Mitcham
Registration district: Croydon     Sub-registration district: Mitcham
Pro Ref:  HO107    Piece:  1079    Folio: 17    Page: 27

Name Age Profession Birth County
William Newman 53 Physic gardener Surrey
Bridget Newman 56 Surrey
William Newman 20 Ag Lab Surrey
Francis Newman 20 Ag Lab Surrey
Eliza Savage 30 Surrey
Sarah Charterman 20 Surrey

1836 Will of Samuel Philip Killick

Physic gardener Samuel Philip Killick, born 1776, died 22nd August, 1810.

His will was made out in 1809. He left three children: Samuel Philip aged 6, ? aged 4 and ? aged 1.

He made his wife’s father, Richard Arthur, executor, and her executrix, of his will. She received all contents of their house and his money. Her and her father jointly received the business and its profits, with the desire that these be used to maintain her and the children.

However there were debts to pay, and his wife borrowed from friends to pay these debts. She remarried in 1816 to William Newman.

When the youngest child reached 21, the children filed a lawsuit against their mother and her husband, for the profits of the business. The case of Killick v Newman is described below.

From Minutes of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery
By Ross Donnelly
Pages 44 to 46

Available from Google as a pdf

                March 19, 1836. 

       Killick v. Newman. 

Will, Construction of-—Profits of Trade. 

This was a bill filed in 1834 by the children of Samuel Philip Killick, late of Mitcham, Surrey, (after they had attained the age of twenty-one,) against his widow and her second husband. The object of the suit was to have the will established, and to have an account of the profits of trade. The will, which bore date the 6th of November, 1809, was to the following effect:

First, the testator willed and directed, that all his just debts, funeral and testamentary charges, should be paid; and he appointed his father in law, Richard Arthur, and his wife, Bridget Killick, to be executor and executrix of his will.

He gave and bequeathed unto the said Richard Arthur, the sum of £10. He gave and bequeathed unto his said wife all his household furniture, plate, linen, china, and every other article in the house, for her own separate use; and also all bonds, bills, monies, and securities, and all his stock, profits in trade, implements and utensils in trade, together with all leaseholds and personal effects whatsoever and wheresoever. He gave and bequeathed unto his executor and executrix, or the survivor of them, towards the bringing up his children, and placing out for their advantage any monies that might or could be spared out of trade, for the benefit of his children, and the survivors of them, till the youngest child arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and then it was his will, and he directed, that what property might, at that time, remain in the hands of his said executor and executrix, or the survivor of them, if any property be by them laid out in government securities, that the whole of such securities, and all other property arising from the profits of his trade or otherwise, be equally divided between his surviving children and his said wife.

The testator (who was a physic gardener,) died the 22nd August, 1810, and left three children, of the respective ages of six, four, and one.

Mrs. Killick, in October, 1816, married to the defendant Newman.

The children were maintained by Mrs. Newman till her second marriage, and afterwards by herself and husband.

It appeared that the testator, before his death, had incurred heavy expenses, on account of his long illness, and on account of a law suit; and, on his death, did not leave sufficient to pay the whole of his debts, or to carry on his business.

Mrs. Newman, after the testator’s death, paid off his debts so far as the assets went, and, with the assistance of her friends, paid off the remainder, and was enabled to carry on the business of her late husband, out of which she supported herself and children. She continued, part of the time, to cultivate the land occupied by her husband, as well as employed the same workmen: she also took other lands.

The question was, what interest the wife and children respectively took in the business.

It was contended, that Mr. and Mrs. Newman carried on the trade as trustees for herself and children.

On the other hand, it was contended, that every thing was given to the wife, except what might be spared out of the trade; and that even supposing that not to be the construction of the will, yet, as she had borrowed money for the purpose of paying the testator’s debts, and also for carrying on the business, which otherwise must have been discontinued, she had obtained a right, as a purchaser, to the trade, exclusively of the children, and that, at law, the widow might have pleaded plene administravit. Chaltner v. Bradley.

In answer to which, it was contended, that Mr. and Mrs. Newman could not have become purchasers of the trade, which was trust property.

The Master Of The Rolls said, the difficulty occurred in the wording of the will. It appeared that the testator had had great confidence in his wife, and he gave her the whole management of the business. It was contended, that that business would have been at an end, had not the wife borrowed money for the purpose of carrying on the trade.

His Lordship, however, said,-that the good-will must be considered as property; and in construing the will, the clauses must be read thus :—I give and bequeath unto my said wife, all my household furniture, &c. for her own separate use. This clause must be read distinct from the following clause in the will, which his Lordship said must be considered as one bequest, which would make the will consistent. The bonds, bills, monies, &c. given to his executor and executrix, were to be employed in carrying on the trade, and the wife and children were to be maintained out of it; and the testator relied on his wife to do this. The property which was maintaining the children during their minorities, could be considered as what the testator meant by the monies that might or could be spared out of trade; and though the testator did not leave sufficient to pay his debts, and not enough to enable a person to carry on the trade, still he left her the good-will, and with that she prevailed on the creditors to be indulgent, and obtained money from her friends. She employed the same land and the same workmen as the testator; and, in fact, carried on the same business, for the benefit of herself and children, till the youngest child attained the age of twenty-one years; and the income of the property was thus properly employed. At that period the testator had directed how the property should go. Here his Lordship read the words of the will, and said, under those words, what property remained at that period, would be the property of the wife and children. The question was, what could be the best mode of inquiry how that could be done?

His Lordship afterwards said, that it must be considered that all the profits were absorbed for the maintenance of the wife and children, till the youngest attained twenty-one; and that there must be an inquiry as to what was the state of the trade at the time of the testator’s death, and at the time the youngest child attained twenty-one; and in taking the account, the lands which the wife afterwards took were not to be considered as her capital. And to inquire what capital the widow had brought in, for which she was to have credit. And the children were to have credit for whatever surplus the widow had invested in the trade.

Counsel.—Mr. Boteler, Mr. Treslove, Mr. Roupell, and
Mr. Teed.

Cases cited.—Chalmer’v. Bradley, 1 Jac. & Walker, 51—64;
Wynn v. Hawkins, 1 Brown, 179.

18091106 Samuel Philip Killick Will

Grange House

No.s 60, 62 and 64 Church Road is a Grade 2 Listed Building according to Historic England (formerly English Heritage).

The Listing reads:
“Terrace of houses. Early to mid C18. Stuccoed brick (stucco removed to No 64, under restoration at time of writing). Double pitched gabled mansard roofs, plain tiles. 2 storeys plus dormers. Nos 60 and 62 together a symmetrical composition of 5 bays; No 64 of 3 bays. Central entrance to Nos 60-62; No 64 with entrance to left; matching pilastered open pedimented doorcases with ‘Gothick’ fanlight; raised and fielded 6-panelled door to Nos 60-62. Mid C19 panelled door to No 64. Square headed windows, flush frames; sashes. Flat topped dormers. Bands between storeys and above first floor. Coped parapet. 2 tall chimneys. No 64 with later attached wrought iron railings and gate. Interiors with turned baluster staircases.”

These photos were taken in December 2005 and the name ‘Grange House’ as well as the blue plaque have since been removed. The plaque read:

60, 62 and 64 Church Road

These listed buildings were originally
a pair of semi-detached houses with
outbuildings, built before 1742

Early Georgian features include the
doorcases, with friezes and pediments,
panelled doors and fanlights.

DCF 1.0

DCF 1.0

1953 OS Map

1953 OS map

The late Eric Montague, in his book Mitcham Histories: 12 Church Street and Whitford Lane, pages 73-81, said:

Charles Everingham, a Mitcham linen-draper and shopkeeper, owned these properties from 1780 to 1812. In 1813 the owner was a Mr Child, then Richard Barnett for 1814 to 1818, followed by Samuel Child, who was warden of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers. Charles Killick owned the properties in 1838.

The building’s land originally stretched back to Love Lane, and in 1984 part of this was separated and a block of flats built there.

For photos from the 1960s and 1980s, see Eric Montague’s slides.

Maps are reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

Building Plans Approved 19th Century

From Croydon Rural District Authority Minutes

4 April 1895:
– additions to Killick’s Lane Board School

16 May 1895 plans approved:
– coach house & stable, Baron Row, Mitcham Dr. Ferrier Clarke

11 July 1895:
– stable, Lock’s Lane E. Thumwood

22 August 1895:
Messrs Mizen, Eastfields, to erect two cottages at Manor Farm, Westfields

17 October 1895:
– Messrs Typke & King to build a lab at the Crowned Chemical Works, Mitcham
– Mr JD Drewett to erect two cottages in Killick’s Road

10 June 1897:
Warehouse at Phipps’ Bridge road by Harland & son

10 June 1897:
10 houses in Graham rd by Mr HJ Vile of 4 Crieff Rd, Wandsworth

8 July 1897:
– Mr G Pitt of Mitcham to erect a cottage in Church rd Mitcham
– Mr J Burges, Norman rd, Merton to erect a butler’s pantry at the “Cedars”, Mitcham

21 October 1897:
– Mr JM Pitt of Mitcham to erect four houses Gladstone rd, Mitcham

4 November 1897:
E. Pearce of 264 Brixton rd, to erect stable & coach house at Graham rd, Mitcham

6 January 1898:
Mr CF Woodward of Graham avenue to erect four cottages in Church rd., Mitcham

20 January 1898:
RA Bush, Hall Place, Mitcham to erect four pairs semi-detached villas in Church street, Mitcham

17 March 1898:
Perry & Reid of 9 John Street, Adelphi for erection of new public house “Buck’s Head”, Mitcham

20 April 1899:
Chapman, FC houses Fortescue Road
Mitcham & Cheam Brewery co. – offices, Lower Mitcham

14 May 1899
New road at Miles Road, Mitcham was approved in November 1898 at 36ft wide, but bye-laws had since changed to 40ft; committee decided not to insist on wider width as plans were approved before the change.

25 May 1899:
Taylor & Kinsett – six houses Pitcairn rd.
J. Wilson – 37 houses Gorringe Park, Mitcham

13 July 1899:
Taylor & Kinsett – 14 houses Pitcairn rd.

27 July 1899:
Chapman, FC – 2 houses Fortescue Road, Mitcham
W.M. Thompson for S Gedge – 6 houses, Mitcham Park Estate

27 September 1899:
– Dell, J – 2 cottages King’s Road, Mitcham
– Cruwys, R – shop, London Road

12 October 1899:
Geo. Pitt – new road, Century Road & 22 cottages on same
– Mr Dalton – 4 houses (8 tenements) Robinson Road

26 October 1899:
GH Stephenson – 3 shops & 12 cottages Miles Road
– J Tuckett – 11 houses (each 6 flats), Park & Robinson Road

9 November 1899:
Taylor & Kinsett – 18 houses Pitcairn rd.

14 December 1899:
– Moses & Carver – 6 houses Graham Road
– Fortescue & co. – 4 houses Marian road
– Mann, Crossman & Paulin – addition to Gladstone House, Mitcham

8 February 1900:
– G. Lawrence – 3 houses (4 tenements) Fortescue Road
– A. Dendy – 2 cottages Manor Farm, Upper Mitcham

Minutes of meetings held by the Croydon Rural District Council are available on request from the Merton Heritage and Local Studies Centre at Morden Library.