Sub-series BL/HA 1/6 - Papers relating to the intestacy of Revd Horace Hamond and subsequent suit in chancery

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BL/HA 1/6


Papers relating to the intestacy of Revd Horace Hamond and subsequent suit in chancery


  • 1776-1825 (Creation)

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2 folders, 2 bundles, 6 packets, 1 envelope

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Revd Horace Hamond (c 1757-1815) of Great Massingham died suddenly at Bath leaving an unsigned and undated will. His financial affairs were extremely complex as he had married twice, and had considerable property in North Walsham, Yelverton and Norwich, and investments in government annuities purchased after the sale of his second wife's property in Kent. In order to carry out his wishes as expressed in his will, it was necessary for his children to bring a suit in chancery against their mother as his executor: their cousin Philip Hamond of Westacre acted for them as they were minors. Their mother Frances Hamond remarried in 1819, and although the suit was concluded successfully, her relationship with her Lynn solicitors, Whincop & Lane, became increasingly rancorous. This section contains many letters from Horace Hamond's brother-in-law, Joseph Farington (1747-1721), the Royal Academician, who was the widower of his sister Susan, and the recipient of an annuity from Hamond.

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Created 23/07/2009 by Droip. Modified 23/07/2009 by Droip.


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