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Testamentary and estate records with Steward family correspondence

Includes probate wills of John, James and Francis Balls, with executorship account of James Balls for his deceased brother, Francis, 1714-15, 1700-1715; abstract of title re TF Berney's sale of Gowthorpe Manor, Swardeston to John Steward c 1823; plan of Hethel North Park by WS Millard 1824 (UFP); bundle of correspondence between Mrs Eleanor Steward and various, re: the death of her husband, Major J H Steward (died 1915) and subsequently settling her affairs, 1915-16, re her advertisement of a clerical position in the Guardian newspaper (various clerical applicants) 1921, with Revd James Swinburne, vicar of Shifnal, Shropshire (including copies of vols 1 and 2 of his pamphlet history of the the parish church at Shifnal) 1921-1929, and general estate and clerical issues, 1920s-1930s.

Box 1

Includes deeds for land at Salter's Lode, marriage settlement of Revd. John Howard and Ann Etheridge 1814, map of Charles Browne's estate at Ashwellthorpe and Fundenhall, 1831.

Banham: Lime Kiln Farm

Conveyances by Collison to Barrett, 1701 and Betts to Barrett, 1721; probate copy of will of Mary Barrett of Banham, 1730; conveyances by Cushing to Barrett, 1742, William Barrett and Mary Dunham, and articles of marriage, 1744 and 1747.

East Harling: messuage, lands and lime kiln

Messuage, lands and lime kiln in East Harling conveyed by Benjamin Hewetson to Lord Egerton of Tatton, 1900, including conveyances by John Palmer to Joseph Andrews, 1777, Joseph Andrews, lime burner, to Mrs Martha Wretham, 1783, probate copy of will of John Wretham, lime burner, 1810, John Wretham & wife to Robert West, 1822, abstracts of title, 1854, 1900, etc.

East Harling: Thornhill estate, Chancery case papers, Algar v. Rodwell

Including office copy of decree, 1805; attested copies of deeds relating to manor and estate of East Harling, including attested copy of will and codicil of Richard Wright, clerk, of East Harling, 1797-1798; East Harling Enclosure Act, 1801 (printed); abstracts of title; copy wills of Thomas Rodwell of Bircham, farmer, 1805, 1808, Lionel Rodwell of East Harling, 1804, 1807, and of William Algar of Old Buckenham, gent, 1802; copy decree to partition Rodwell estates in East Harling, 1805. Some undated.

Kenninghall: messuages and land at Park Common

Copyhold admissions of John Ludkin, 1780-1801; articles of agreement between Francis Burlingham and John Ludkin regarding new brick and tile building called the Taberacle, 1787; probate copy of will of John Ludkin of Banham, 1801; declaration of trust on contemplated marriage of George Wells and Amelia Calver, 1834; James J. Calver, award of enfranchisement, 1865; conveyances by Mary Ann Wells to Albion Williams, 1897, and by Williams to Lord Egerton, 1897.

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