Harman Lymes and the Old Bailey Proceedings

Harmon Limes was my 4th great-grandfather.

For this record, Harman (Harmon) Lymes (Limes) was spelled as “Herman Limas”

(February 22, 2015 from the London & Middlesex Facebook Group)

http://www.londonlives.org/browse.jsp?div=t17730113-38&terms=Herman#highlight

Old Bailey Proceedings:
Old Bailey Proceedings: Accounts of Criminal Trials

13th January 1773

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(Pages 85 and 86)

211 (M.) HERMAN LIMAS was indicted for stealing a silver watch, value 40 s. and five halfpence, the property of John Norris , privately from his person , Dec. 31 .

John Norris . I live at the Blue Anchor, Savoy-hill; I lost my watch in Whitechapel , by the Barleymow; I had it when I went out of the house the people told me; I was very much in liquor; I do not who was there.

Joseph Gilbert . I saw the key of the watch hang out of Norris’s pocket as he was in the house, at the Barleymow, Whitechapel. I saw the prisoner take two-pence or two-pence halfpenny out of his pocket; he said he was his brother; Norris was asleep.

Thomas Potter . I was in the Barleymow; about eight o’clock the prisoner took the halfpence out of his pocket, and said he was his brother; he then brought Norris out of the door and took the watch out of his pocket. On the Saturday following the prisoner and another man came to the Barleymow again; I said that is the man that took the watch out of the man’s pocket; he wanted to go out of the house, but the landlord would not let him till Norris was sent for.

Edward Whentley . I saw the watch key hang out of the prosecutor’s pocket, and I saw the prisoner take the money out of his pocket.

Prisoner’s Defence.

We were drinking together, and we went out to go home together; he would call in at the Barleymow; we had a pot of beer; he sell asleep, and I took the money out of his pocket to pay for the liquor because I had not enough of my own; he got up and we went out; I went away and he went in again; I never took the watch.

Guilty of stealing, but not privately from the person . T

John McKee & Rebecca Wickersham McKee of Frederick County, Virginia and Later Highland County, Ohio – My 4th Great-Grandparents

SURNAMES OF:

LIMES
MCKEE
WICKERSHAM
CHEW
HUTCHINSON
WALN
YOUNG
BENNETT

My great-great-great grandmother was Mary McKee Limes. She married Harmon Limes on 25 Mar 1813 in Frederick County, Virginia. They came to Ohio around 1813 and first settled in Fayette County, Ohio and then they moved to the Highland County, Ohio area. Harmon Limes is shown in the 1830 U.S. Census as residing in Highland, County, Ohio.

John McKee and Rebecca Wickersham originated from Frederick County, Virginia and were married there by Rev. Alexander Balmain on 7 Aug 1792. Rebecca Wickersham was the daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Frazier) Wickersham of Frederick County, Virginia.

Rebecca Wickersham McKee’s siblings were James, and Josiah. James married Sally Plunkett and Josiah married Susannah Ogan (Per the book: “Wickersham Family in America” on page 27.)

By the early 1800’s, this McKee family had migrated to the Highland County, Ohio area.

Per John McKee’s Will, U.S. Census data, and various other records, the children of John McKee and Rebecca Wickersham were as follows:

1. Joseph (b. 1793) married Almira Hutchinson on 17 May 1826 in Logan County, Ohio.

2. Elizabeth (b. 15 June 1795) married Henry Waln on 8 Nov 1813 in Frederick County, Virginia.

3,4,5 Three unidentified daughters born between 1795 and 1799 – listed as living in Frederick County, Virginia in the 1810 U.S. Census records.

6. James (b. circa 1800) married Emily Chew on 18 Apr 1822 in Fayette County, Ohio.

7. Rebecca (b. 6 June 1804) married Thomas Young on 16 Sep 1824 in Highland County, Ohio.

8. Rhoda (b. circa 1811) married George Bennett 15 Feb 1827 in Highland County, Ohio.

Harmon Limes, and the heirs of John McKee (who is believed to have died in 1825), are shown residing in Madison Twp. #7, Highland County, Ohio, by the water course of Rattlesnake Creek, per the 1826 tax records. The same is also true for the years 1830 and 1831.

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Reel #83, Order Book #36, Frederick County, Virginia – 1804-1805 – pages 437, 449 and 450 show William Limes,page 449, Atha Limes, page 450 and Margaret Limes on pages 437 and 449.

Reel #83, Order Book #36, Frederick County, Virginia – 1804-1805:

Page 449 –“Ordered that Margaret Limes, do pay unto Susannah Wickersham one dollar and six cents for attending court two days as a witness for her against Groom & wife.”

–“Ordered that Margaret Limes, do pay unto Josiah Wickersham one dollar and six cents for attending court two days as a witness for her against Groom & wife.”

–“Ordered that Margaret Limes, do pay unto Rebecca McKee one dollar and six cents for attending court two days as a witness for her against Groom & wife.”

1826 madison twp. - highland county oh