With reference to your interest in the Mends surname. From my index of Burgess
1678 to 1763 I note
David Mend made a Burgess on the 11 Oct 1714
Robert Mendes the Alderman was shown as a Burgess 1678 to 1680
William Mends the Schoolmaster was admitted as Burgess 14 Jan 1760 and listed
the same in 1761.
From my index of Burgess of 1711 to 2006 (I extracted this information
different source which is why there is an overlap in dates to the previous
Herbert Brown Mends Esquire of Merlins Bridge Haroldstone St Issells admitted
11 Nov 1811 Admin Bk 14 Page 140 Minute Bk page 358.
From my index of nominated persons and elected Mayor 1678 to 1763
there is no
reference to the Mend surname, so it would appear that Robert Mends the
Alderman was able to somehow escape being nominated, much to his relief I bet.
From my transcription of Pembroke Borough Council Minutes 1678 to 1763
on the 30th Apr 1711 ;
Ordered that Mary Mends Richardson widd be allowd fourty shillings yearely to
be paid her out of the money arcuring from the Estate in Cardiganshire
purchased wth the money given unto the said Town for the use of re4lieveing
poor decayed families by Wm Jones.
(Note the Charity of Dr Wm Jones still remains today)
From the same document I note an undated item probably circa 1680, A
ye East Borough Impr Alleston by antient Rate 3 shillings plough
note which includes the name) Robert Mends for ye Tucking Mill and ye close
containing one acre
18th January 1708 A Rate of £7 = 19 = 04 made the seaventeenth day of July
1677 charged on this Towne and Liberties of Pembroke by virtue of an Actt of
parliament for the building of thirty ships of Warr for his Majtes use (please
note includes the name of) In Ye West Ward Robert Mends Alderman, In Ye North
Hooke Robert Mends Alderman for land.
I have extracted every name, place and relationship shown in every will proven
for the town of Pembroke 1600 to 1700 probated in the E.C.C. of St David’s.
there is only one reference to the Mends surname and that is Phillip Mends a
witness to the will of Richard Reynish a Mill Wright who made his will on the
04 August 1653 with probate issued on the 17 August 1653, a note shows quote “a
court document of obligation accompanies the will”.
Trust the above is of some assistance to your research.
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