Temporary ACC 2021/229/7 - Bundle 7

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ACC 2021/229/7


Bundle 7


  • 1786-1884 (Creation)

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Papers re Gunton and Whitaker families of Matlaske 1786-1884
Original probate parcel summary: lists papers relating to Gunton and Whitaker families 1730-1877 [not all survive here] nd [post 1877]
/2 Extract of will of Dennis Gunton of Matlaske gent. died 7 Aug 1786. Made 26 May 1785, proved 23 Sept 1786. His property in Matlaske, Plumstead, Town and Little Barningham left to Whitaker Robert Gunton; £200 and £30 annuity to Mrs Gunton, £1300 to Rachel Gunton; £1200 to Jane Gunton; £40 annuity to Henry Gunton; his estates in Wickmere, Aldborough and Calthorpe to John Gunton; his estate at Bodham late Bamets to Mary wife of John Fish with messuage late Whitakers and 3a land adj bought of Rev Mr Girdlestone; estate at Plumstead bought of Eldon to Rachel Gunton; estate at Plumstead bought of Bishop & Mack to Jane Gunton; Roundals House with pightle late in Parkers possession and furniture for the house to Mrs Gunton; £100 each at 21 yrs to four children of Jn Fish; poor of Matlaske £5, Wickmere £5 and Plumstead £2; residue between W R Gunton and Jn Gunton execs. UFP
in three pieces nd [post 1786]
/3 Probate of will and codicil of Henry Gunton of Matlaske gent. Made 10 Jan 1792. All estate in Matlaske, Plumstead, Wickmere and Town Barningham to my cousin Dennis Gunton jnr of Bodham; life annuity £80, £100 and interest of £500 to my mother Mary Gunton (her late husband Henry left the principal sum at her disposal by will); £100 to cousin Rose Gunton of Cley; £50 each to my cousins Richard, James and Mary, sons and daughter of John Fish of Itteringham; £20 to Frances Humphrey of Cley next sea; £20 to William Bayfield of Itteringham farmer; a 2 guinea gold ring each to Miss Mary Cubitt Miss Ann Cubitt and their mother Mrs Mary Cubitt of Calthorpe; a 2 guinea gold mourning ring each to aunts Rachel and Jane; poor of Matlaske 4 guineas in bread, of Plumstead 2 guineas in bread. Rest of stock, crops, money etc to cousin Dennis Gunton. Execs Mary Gunton and John Gay esq of Aldborough (£57 10s each); a 2 guinea gold ring to Aunt Mary Fish. Witnessed John Nurse, Simon Bunnett, C Worrell

Codicil 23 Jan 1792 another annuity of £20 to mother Mary and a yearly annuity of £100 to be charged on his property. And all the furniture that was his father's and all I have purchased since his death and all my plate and linen. Rest unbequeathed left to execs and 2 guuinea rings to each; and a further £50 to cousin Richard Fish as I know it was the intention of my late uncle Whitaker Gunton had he made a will; to John Gay of Aldborough a pipe of port wine now in my cellar which I bought of Mr Robert Colls. And to my mother my bay mare that I bought of Jn Leeds of Wolterton. Witness Simon Bunnett, James Sayer, Jn Parker.

Proved 7 Feb 1792. Mary Gunton widow sworn at Edgefield 21 Apr 1792 Parchment 1792
/4 Letter of receipt for £170 given to Mary Gunton by John Gay esq (the sum of £500 in hands of Messrs Kerrison) 25 Oct 1792
/5 Receipt from Frances Humphrey for £20 legacy paid by D Gunton jnr 13 Nov 1792
/6 Receipt from Mary Fish, Itteringham for £50 and Rose Gunton for £100 paid by D Gunton jnr. Witnessed John Fish 4 Apr 1793
/7 Receipt from James Fish, Itteringham for £50 from D Gunton 11 Apr 1793
/8 Receipt from Wm Bayfield [mark], Itteringham for £20 from D Gunton. Witnessed Jn Fish. 24 Jun 1793
/9 Receipt from R Fish, Itteringham for £50 from D Gunton. 1 Nov 1793
/10 Receipt from R Fish, Itteringham for £50 from D Gunton. 1 Nov 1793
/11 Account of bonds and notes of Dennis Gunton (with Rbt Parmeter snr, T Dix, Thos Oaks, Jn Skilton et al) 1776-1793. 'A book in the shop desk contains further particulars'. 1793
/12 Draft will of Mary Gunton, with many alterations 1827
/13 Copy will of Mary Gunton of Wickmere widow, d 8 Mar 1831. Made 4 May 1827. Recites will of Henry Gunton. The sum of £500 now appointed to Dennis Gunton; to neighbours and relatives Rachel and Jane Gunton of Wickmere £20 each; to Richard Fish of Blickling gent and Dennis Gunton £50 each; all furniture etc to children and grandson of her late sister (Chas West, London, Wm Ogle West, Holland, Thos West, Yorks, Elizabeth Torin and Sophia West both of Kelvedon Essex; and Charles Jn West of Norwich gent grandson) Exec Dennis Gunton. Witness: Wm Repton, Barnabas Davison. Proved 23 March 1831. Fred Roe and Henry Mileham clerks to Mr Repton. 1831
/14 Bill of account of Dennis Gunton exec of Mary Gunton (value of estate £1188). Signed off by Charles, Thomas and Wm O West, Sophia now wife of Joseph Baxendale esq. Nd [1831]
/15 Rough account of Mary Gunton's executorship; notes that Elizabeth Torin died before Mary. Nd [1831]
/16 Indenture of release of Mary Gunton's accounts between Chas West of Walworth gent, W O West of Streatham Hill esq, Thos West of Sheffield common brewer, Joseph Baxendale and Sophia of Kelvedon esq, Chas Jn West of Norwich gent with Dennis Gunton of Matlaske esq. 26 Nov 1831
/17 Copy of will of Rachel Gunton of Wickmere spinster. Made 9 July 1829.
Execs sister Jane Gunton and nephew Richard Fish of Blickling gent. Property in Plumstead left to Jane for life then Dennis Gunton; interest from the £500 to Jane then the sum to John son of her niece Mary wife of Robert Wegg; £200 to children of late niece Rose wife of Rev Robert Norris; £50 to John Humphrey esq late of Royal Marines now Vol Corps Ireland. Poor of Plumstead, Wickmere and Matlaske £5 each; Aldborough £5 in bread. Residue to sister. Witness: Barnabas Davison R W Parmeter and George Roe. Examined 20 Aug 1830 by Geo Roe clerk to Copeman & Parmeter Aylsham. 1830
/18-19 Probate of will of Rachel Gunton and bill of expenses £64 addressed to Copeman & Parmeter Aylsham. 24 Aug 1830
/20 Copy will of Jane Gunton of Wickmere spinster. Made 9 July 1829. All to sister Rachel for life then to nephew Dennis Gunton. Execs sister Rachel and nephew Richard Fish of Blickling gent. The £500 goes in part to John son of niece Mary wife of Robert Wegg, £200 part to children of Rose Norris and £50 part to cousin Jn Humphrey esq late of Royal Marines. Poor bequests as /17 Remainder to nephew Richard Fish. Witness same as /17. 8 May 1832
/21-22 Probate of will of Jane Gunton and covering letter from Thos Blake of Doctors Commons to Messrs Copeman & Parmeter. Parchment 9 May 1832
/23 Note re sale of invested stock for Richard Fish as exec of Rachel and Jane Gunton. 8 Jan 1833
/24 Letters of admin for Elizabeth Gunton of Matlaske widow leaving no children or parents. Estate under £300 to her sister Mary Newstead of Matlaske. Parchment 10 Dec 1842
/25 Annotated draft conveyance 1. Robert Marsham esq of Stratton Strawless 2. John Thruston Mott esq, of Barningham and Sophia (nee Partridge) his wife, 3. Dennis Whitaker Gunton esq of Gunton, in connection with the exchange of lands at Town Barningham, Matlaske and Plumstead, settled under the marriage settlement of JTM and Sophia Mott of 15 February 1808, for other lands of DW Gunton. Part only, pages 7-24 not being present. By this deed it seems that Gunton was to release his premises and Marsham, as trustee of the settlement, void the uses, upon the premises given in exchange. With wrapper from Repton & Scott of Aylsham. 1846
/26 Copy will and codicil of Mrs Frances Mary Gunton of Matlaske Hall widow of Dennis Whitaker Gunton esq. Made 2 May 1865, codicil 4 Aug 1868. Died in London 19 Oct 1869. Proved 11 Dec 1869. All property received from husband to brother-in-law Rev John Gunton. Other property to use Rev Thos Jn Gordon Marsham of Saxlingham; legacies £100 to Louisa Winn Methold, £100 to Frances Gunton, £100 to George Gunton, £200 to Mary Ann Cattley and £200 to her daughter Mary Frances Cattley, £100 to Frances wife of Benjamin Perrone esq, £80 to Mary Riches, £50 to my butler Samuel Bown als Bowen and an annuity of £100 charged on Matlaske farm ; year's salary to any serving servants; my jewels to sister Cecilia Rachel wife of Rev Henry Dugmore [of Beachamwell] her executor; other family members mentioned. Codicil gives Barnes a year's wages and burial instructions. 1869
/27 Copy receipt for 6th share of £2000 re Rev J W Methold decd. Acknowledged by Rev John Gunton of Marsham (administrator of will of Henry Gunton late captain in HM 50th Regiment). From 29 Nov 1830 settlement on marriage of Jn Wm Methold and Louisa Winn Gunton . 1884
/28 Pedigree of Dennis Gunton esq (d 1785) for the Matlaske and Wickmere estates Nd
/29 Pedigree of Henry Gunton and Mrs West's children. Addressed to Wm Repton solicitor Aylsham. Nd

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