Post by nonrabbit on Jan 25, 2017 11:47:21 GMT
I think I may have inadvertently found another one even older than Jethro Tull the agriculturist.
I was looking for something else on the British History page and ( as you do) I typed in "Jethro Tull" and it came up with this;
" The examination of Thomas Coleman, of Hushburne Tarent in the county of Hants, taken this 19th day of August, 1655.
[Taken by secretary Thurloe.]
¶Who saith, that upon the monday morning, which the late insurrection began upon at Salisbury, when the judges were seized by the cavalier party, there came one Jethro Tull, servant to mr. Thomas Hussey of Hungerford-park, to the said Hushborne Tarent, to the house of one Thomas Widley, farmer of the parsonage there under mr. Hughes, and asked for the said Thomas Widley; and his wife answering, that he was gone for Salisbury, to the assizes there, upon a trial he had before the judges; to which the said Tull answered, tush, there would be no assizes at all, or words to that effect. And then he demanded the rent due to his master for the said farm (which used to be paid to the vicar, as an augmentation) and did receive the same; and gave his acquittance for it. This the informant had by the relation of the wife of the said Thomas Widley, within a quarter of an hour after the said Tull was gone; who also told this informant, that he drank the health of Charles Stuart at the house. And further saith, that the said Tull went from Husbborne to Winchester, to gather up money, as he was informed."
This was 1655 and although it was around the same area ( I think) Jethro Tull, the agricultural pioneer, was born around 1674.
Could this be Jethro Tull's father?
According to wiki Jethro Tull was educated and this one mentioned was a servant - would that have been possible?