Temporary ACC 2021/229/4 - Bundle 4

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ACC 2021/229/4


Bundle 4


  • 1867-1907 (Creation)

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Papers re executorship of John Mack esq of Paston Hall, d 13 Feb 1867, 1867-1907
Mack had eleven children and Wm Forster ran the executorship accounts during their minorities. Thomas Purdy took over the practice after Forster's death.

/1 Papers re valuation and duty of estate of John Mack by executors William Postle of Smallburgh and Rev Samuel Marsh Shepheard of Calthorpe. Includes sketch maps of Mundesley farm noting conveyance of 1844; Schedule of debts to local tradesmen (Primrose Brewery, subscriptions to N Walsham Volunteers and to Tunstead Association). The estate value was c £150,000. Nine children had cash legacies of between £18,000 and £30,000 each. Son John had £7000 value in farming stock. Property included Paston Hall in Paston with 530 acres in Paston, Bacton and Edingthorpe (occ by the widow), a farm in Paston and Knapton with 266 acres (occ by Thomas Barcham); a farm in Mundesley with 136 acres in Gimingham and Trunch (occ by Jas Gaze), 40 acres in Paston (occ Thomas Gaze) and the advowson of vicarage of Paston. 1867-1869
/2 Chancery papers re Mack(9 children) v Postle (execs and 2 sons) including affidavits re minorities of children and costs of education etc; and accounts of costs and dividends since 1867 1870-1877
/3 W Forster's bills to Carter and Church for legal work in Chancery cases: Foster v Clubb, Forster v Chubb, Forster v Postle, Cubitt v Dusgate, Keith v Symonds, Mack v Postle 1884-5; for Mrs Radcliffe (Miss K Mack) 1886. Other related names: Fish, Gunton decd, George decd 1884-1886
/4 Account books of John Mack's executors, No 2 1869-1876,No 3 1886-1893, No 4 1894-1903 covering receipts and expenditure after Chief Clerk's certificate 28 Apr 1869. Includes rents from George Ives £625 and rates on Paston Hall; Earl of Kimberley for Bacton estate. 1869-1903
/5 Agreement between John Mack of Paston Hall, North Walsham esq and Midland & Gt Northern Railways to sell them 11a 3r 3p in Knapton, Paston and Mundesley for £3390. Schedule gives occupiers and acreages Nd post- 1894
/6 Bills from G Gray to John Mack esq for work done at Mrs Rudram's farm Paston and repairs to Hall Farm, and Mr Gaze's farm Paston 1900
/7 Receipted bill of Jn Marshall to T Purdy esq for work done at barn at Paston Hall estate 1907

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