1717 - 1781 (64 years)
Set As Default Person
||Francis John Tyssen |
||Hackney, London, England
- three days after the death of his father 
||14 Nov 1717 
||Hackney, London, England
- From http://landedfamilies.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/122-tyssen-amherst-later-cecil-of.html (highlighting those names in our data)
Tyssen, Francis John (1717-81). Posthumous son of Francis Tyssen and his wife Rachel Beauvoir, baptised 16 November 1717. JP for Middlesex; DL of Tower Hamlets. He was unmarried but had several illegitimate children by different mistresses. By Mary (d. 1756), daughter of Joseph Dickenson he had issue:
(X1.1) Mary Tyssen (c.1743-1800) (q.v.);
(X1.2) Francis Tyssen (c.1745-1813); died unmarried and was buried at Hackney, 15 June 1813.
By Elizabeth Preston (d. 1796) he had issue:
(X2.1) Francis John Tyssen (1754-1814) of Westbrook House, Upwey (Dorset), baptised 10 February 1754; married Eleanor Moorhouse and had issue one son; buried at Upwey (Dorset), 18 January 1814;
(X2.2) Samuel Tyssen (c.1756-1800) of Felix Hall (Essex) and later Narborough Hall (Norfolk); married 1st, Sarah Bodycoat [Boddicott] (1756-90) and had issue one son and three daughters; married 2nd, Martha Watts (c.1774-1838); buried at Narborough (Norfolk), 12 September 1800.
By Martha Faulstone (d. 1771) he had issue:
(X3.1) Amelia Tyssen (fl. 1813); married Richard Harris Lovelace and had issue;
(X3.2) Harriet Tyssen (fl. 1813); married Martin Whish.
By Eleanor Deane (c.1769-1810) he had issue:
(X4.1) Josiah Deane (b. 1767), baptised 16 July 1767;
(X4.2) Frances Deane alias Tyssen (1769-1843), born 11 April 1769; married 4 March 1788* as his second wife, Otho Hamilton Amiel (1763-1840) and had issue two sons and four daughters; died 13 January 1843.
He inherited the three manors of Hackney from his father and bought other property including Foulden Hall (Norfolk) and Westbrook House, Upwey (Dorset). At his death his property was divided among some of his surviving illegitimate children. His eldest child, Mary Tyssen, received Foulden Hall (Norfolk).
He died 9 September and was buried at Hackney 15 September 1781; his will was proved 15 September 1781. Elizabeth Preston was buried 14 October 1796. Eleanor Deane was buried 13 March 1810.
* Curiously, this couple appear to have been married three times: at Gretna Green on 2 November 1787; at Teddington (Middx), 24 December 1787; and at St Mary, Marylebone, London, 4 March 1788.
||30 Sep 2014 |
||Shacklewell Manor House, Hackney - home to four generations of Tyssens|
The manor house at Shacklewell was probably first built in the early 16th century for Sir John Heron or his son Giles, who was the son-in-law of Sir Thomas More and who was executed for treason in 1540. The only records of its appearance, however, are two very similar prints published about 1800 and presumably based on an earlier drawing, which show it as refronted in the mid 17th century for the Rowe family. There is also a brief description from 1720, when it was called an ancient manor house and was said to be a brick building of three storeys with tall sash windows, a pair of Dutch gables and glass displaying the arms of the Rowes. It was assessed at 25 hearths for the Hearth Tax in 1665 and 1672, making it the largest mansion in Hackney. The illustration shows that the 17th century front was an elaborate piece of Artisan Mannerist brickwork, and that it had a contemporary two-storey porch, with a first-floor closet room supported on columns below.
After the death of Francis Tyssen in 1717 the house seems to have been let, and in 1743 a Shoreditch carpenter assigned the lease to a Clerkenwell brewer. By 1762 it had been demolished and twelve new houses had been built on the three acre site. Ancient gate piers still survived in 1824 but were later removed.
Descent: Sir John Heron (d. 1522); to son, Giles Heron (executed 1540); to Crown; granted 1543 to Sir Ralph Sadleir; restored by 1554 to Thomas Heron, who sold 1566 to Sir Thomas Rowe, kt. (d. 1570); to son, Sir Henry Rowe, kt. (d. 1612); to son, Sir Henry Rowe, kt. (d. 1661), who probably refronted the house; to grandson, Henry Rowe (d. 1670); to son, Henry Rowe, who sold 1685 to Francis Tyssen (c.1625-99); to son, Francis Tyssen (c.1653-1710); to son, Francis Tyssen (1690-1717); to son, Francis John Tyssen (1717-81) who let and later demolished the house.
- [S74] Florence Horatia Suckling, A Forgotten Past: Being Notes of the Families of Tyssen, Baker, Hougham & Milles (London: George Bell & Sons, 1898 (Available as facsimile reproduction on CD, 2007, Bibliopolis CD Books)), Chapter I, The Tyssen Family, p 6.