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FAMILY PAPERS OF HARRINGTON FAMILY OF KELSTON AND GRANT - DALTON FAMILY OF CUCKLINGTON


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Reference DD\BR\cr
Covering dates 1547 - 1934
Held by Somerset Archive and Record Service
Extent 4 boxes.
Source of acquisition C/1402, C/2392.

Contents:
Numbers 1-21 are a summary of a detailed calendar of the documents available at the Somerset Record Office, and the original calendar numbers are given in brackets at the end of each item.
The collection comprises records of the Harrington family of Kelston, near Bath, and relates largely to their Somerset manors of Kelston, Corston and St. Catherine, with the rectories of Corston and Weston. The treatment of this material (items 1-9) is generally chronological, with individual parishes itemized where possible and the relevant generation of the family indicated elsewhere. Items 10-17 are of a more personal nature, and valuable background information on the families concerned can be obtained from F.J. Poynton's History of Kelston (privately printed, 1878-85), a copy of which is available at the Record Office.
Among the out-county documents (items 18 and 19) it may be mentioned that no. 18 contains an exemplification of a final concord issued by Richard Cromwell during his short period as Lord Protector.
The relationship of the two final items to the remainder of the collection is tenuous, and they appear to be stray documents which have found their way into the hands of the Harringtons or their legal representatives.
Numbers 22-35 complement the Dalton family records purchased by the Somerset Record Office in August 1972, which are now catalogued as DD\S\WI 33-85. The descent of the Shanks House estate, originally owned by the Watts family and later by the Daltons, is traced down to modern times and the present list should be read in conjunction with the catalogue for DD\S\WI 33-85 (passim, but especially 33-35, 37-54, and 71-84). The majority of the Dorset estate, centred on Stour Prevost and Hinton St. Mary, came to the Dalton family by the marriage of Nathaniel Dalton of Cucklington and Mary Slade Yeatman, heiress of the Yeatman family estates, in 1779 (see DD\S\WI 53).
A new element here is the group of settlements and related documents for the Trelawny and Trevanion families, being introduced by the marriage of Dalton Foster Grant-Dalton and Alice Charlotte Trevanion in 1848. The London (Oxford Street and Soho Square) property was conveyed to trustees for sale on the marriage of Charlotte Trelawny-Brereton with J.C. Bettesworth Trevanion in 1827, but apparently remained in the family until after the death of Mrs Charlotte Trevanion in 1883, being finally auctioned in 1885.
The hyphenated form of surname, Grant-Dalton, is found in the more recent documents in the collection and has been used throughout this list in order to avoid confusion.
The numeration has been continued from the previous accession (C/1402).



MANOR OF CORSTON  DD\BR\cr/1  c.1590

1 vol.

Contents:
Volume containing copies of 11 leases and assignments of the manor of Corston and a flock of sheep in Lansdown from the Prior of the Monastery of Bath, 1507-35, and from the Crown, 1540-89. Included is a survey of the manor and flock as described in the lease of 1529, giving details of rights of common. The main families concerned are Horsington, Taylor and Clements. (No. 1 in calendar)

KELSTON AND WESTON deeds  DD\BR\cr/2  1547-1563

2 docts.

Contents:
Conveyances to John Harington of the advowson and living of the rectory and church of Kelston, 1547, and of the rectory and church of Weston, 1563. (Nos. 2 and 3 in calendar)

ST. CATHERINE, ETC. deeds  DD\BR\cr/3  1594-1597

5 docts.

Contents:
Conveyances by John Harington of extensive property including the site of the manor of Catherine and the capital messuage and farm of 'Katerinscourte', common of pasture for sheep on Holtes Downe and in Bath Easton fields, numerous closes, and land in the open fields. Earliest deed includes recitals from 1546. (Nos. 4-8 in calendar)

CORSTON deed  DD\BR\cr/4  1600

1 doct

Contents:
Parsonage or rectory of Corston with the mansion place, glebe lands, etc.; lease from John Bishop of Bath and Wells, to Sir John Harington with (endorsed) memorandum of surrender, 1631. (No. 9 in calendar)

JOHN HARINGTON (c.1587-1654 deeds, etc.  DD\BR\cr/5  1607-1654

6 docts.

Contents:
Exemplification of Exchequer proceedings in action Harington v. Blanchard concerning manor of Catherine, 1607, extent of manor, advowson, rectory and church of Kelston, rectory and church of Weston, and rent from Catherines Court on death of Sir John Harington, 1612; licence of alienation concerning manor and advowson of Kelston, 1626; grant of the office of high steward of the honour of Gloucester, 1634; lease granted by J.H. of Yarnegrove (4½ a.) within the manor of Catherine and Batheaston, 1637; probate of J.H. of Kelston, esq., dated and pr.1654. (Nos. 10-15 in calendar)

JOHN HARINGTON (1627-1700) deeds  DD\BR\cr/6  1688-1699

5 docts.

Contents:
Deed to lead uses of recovery, manors of Kelston and Corston, etc., with advowson of Kelston and rent from manor of Catherine, 1688; marriage articles of Benjamin son of J. R. and Eliz. Lyde affecting the manor, farm, and parsonage of Corston with other lands, 1693; assignment of residual interest in parsonage, rectory, mansion place and tithes of Corston, 1697; settlement of manor, capital messuage and advowson of Kelston, with rent from manor of Catherine, 1698; release in trust of rectory of Weston to provide a better livelihood for the vicar, 1699. (Nos. 16-20 in the calendar)

KELSTON survey  DD\BR\cr/7  n.d. c.1700

Contents:
'Manor and demesne lands of Kelston consisting of a large mansion house and gardens, dovehouse........ a good farm house...... [and] several houses and parcels of land with a fishery on the river Avon'.
Divided into demesne, copyhold and leasehold on lives, giving tenants' names, ages of lives, acreage, annual value, chief rents, herriots and timber rights. (No. 21 in calendar)

MANOR OF KELSTON deeds  DD\BR\cr/8  1734-1753

12 docts.

Contents:
Leases for 99 years on lives and assignments of various properties belonging to the manor of Kelston. (Nos. 22-33 in calendar)

KELSTON legal papers  DD\BR\cr/9  1746-1759

9 docts.

Contents:
Copies of pleas, decrees, etc., in chancery suit, Robinson v. Henry Harington and others concerning the Harington estates. (Nos. 34-42 in calendar)

JOHN HARINGTON (1680-1725) will  DD\BR\cr/10  1724

Contents:
Copy will of John Harington of Kelston, bequeathing (among other property) the manors of Kelston and Marshfield (co. Gloucs.); many family references. (No. 43 in calendar)

DR. B. HARINGTON (1696-1757)  DD\BR\cr/11  1722-1782

6 docts.

Contents:
License to practice medicine, 1722; marriage articles with Kester Bave, 1723; copy will of Keturah Adams of Keynsham, spinster, 1746; lease of 3 messuages called Blue Anchor adjacent to the almshouses and against the borough walls of Bath, 1753; lease and bill of sale relating to property formerly mortgaged to Dr. H., 1779, 1782. (Nos. 44-50 in calendar)

BAVE FAMILY Papers  DD\BR\cr/12  1733-1776

4 docts.

Contents:
Copy will of Charles Bave of Bath, doctor of physick, referring to his 'new built house' in St. James, Bath, 1733; probate of Hester Harington of Bath, wid. (dau. of above), 1761, pr.1762; settlement in trust of personal estate, 1775, with release for trust money, 1776. (Nos. 51-54 in calendar)

HENRY HARINGTON (1686-1769)  DD\BR\cr/13  1731-1759

3 docts.

Contents:
2 deeds concerning property in Kelston, 1731-2, and grant from Caesar Hawkins of the vaults and burial places of the Harington family in Kelston church, 1759. (Nos. 55-57 in calendar)

DR. HENRY HARINGTON (1727-1816)  DD\BR\cr/14  1762-1799

5 docts.

Contents:
Licence to practice medicine, 1762; volume of receipts for legacies and annuities, 1762-3, with a few accounts for servants' wages, 1741-60; account book of legacies handled as a trustee, 1765-77; and deeds concerning personal estate, 1796 and 1799. (Nos. 58-62 in calendar)

LADY JANE ROGERS will, etc  DD\BR\cr/15  1602-1616

3 docts.

Contents:
Probate of Lady Jane Rogers of Cannington (mother of Mary the wife of Sir John Harington) bequeathing manors in Cornwall to members of the Harington family, 1598, pr.1602, with 2 related deeds of 1602 and 1616. (Nos. 63-65 in calendar)

JOSEPH LANGTON  DD\BR\cr/16  1696-1718

3 docts.

Contents:
Copies of assignments in trust for charitable uses, and settlement, with copy will of Joseph Langton of Newton Park in Newton St. Loe, Esq., 1718 (John Harington a trustee). (Nos. 66-68 in calendar)

PATRICK MUSGROVE will  DD\BR\cr/17  1776

1 doct

Contents:
Probate of Patrick Musgrove, late manciple and cook of University College, Oxford, 1775, pr.1776 (Patty Harington a beneficiary). (No. 69 in calendar)

MARSHFIELD AND OLDFIELD (co.Gloucs.) deeds  DD\BR\cr/18  1658-1696

5 docts.

Contents:
Final concord, manors of Great Marshfield and Little Marshfield, 1658; copyhold admissions, manors of 'Marshfield Burgus' 1673, and 'Marshfield Forreigne' 1696; opinion concerning bankrupt copyhold estate of Wm. Oldfield, n.d.(late 17th cent.); conveyance of manors of Great Marshfield, Little Marshfield, and Oldfield with the capital messuage of Great Marshfield from Mary Gostlett (née Harington) to John Harington of St.Martins in the Fields (co. Middx.) gent, 1696. (Nos.70-74 in calendar)

MARSHFIELD, ETC.(co.GLOUCS.) deeds  DD\BR\cr/19  1707-1731

7 docts.

Contents:
Trust deeds (2) of John Harington concerning property in Marshfield for the benefit of the charity school there, 1707; deeds and copy settlements (5) by Diones Long of London, of lands in Iron Acton for the benefit of 6 poor widows of Marshfield, and property in Frampton Cotterell for the Marshfield charity school. Trustees include Henry Harington of Kelston and Rev.Wm.Harington, vicar of Kingston St.Michael (co.Wilts.). (Nos.75-81 in calendar)

MARRIAGE LICENCES  DD\BR\cr/20  1820

2 docts.

Contents:
Brigadier-General John Pine Coffin and Maria Monkland of Walcot; Thomas Bumpstead of Stroud and Frances Smith of Swainswick (both co.Gloucs.). (Nos.82-83 in calendar)

MISCELLANEA  DD\BR\cr/21  1813

3 docts.

Contents:
Printed extracts from Act for support and maintenance of Stipendiary curates; form of nomination of a curate under above Act; application form (blank) for Dr. Taylour and Mr.Myddelton's Benefaction to poor clergymen of the church of England. (No.84 in calendar.)

GRANT-DALTON:SOMERSET & DORSET ESTATES deeds  DD\BR\cr/22  1848-1886

c.7 docts.

Contents:
Manor of Lower Marsh in Cucklington and Wincanton; manor or reputed manor of Clinger in Cucklington; lands in Cucklington, Horsington and Wincanton; manors of Nyland(in Kington Magna) and West Stour, and lands in Stour Prevost, Margaret Marsh, Hinton St.Mary, Marnhull and East Orchard(all co.Dorset); marriage settlement of Dalton Foster Grant-Dalton, then of Bruges in Belgium, and Alice Charlotte, dau.of John Chas.Bettesworth Trevanion of the same placewith additional settlement of even date concerning monies belonging to Miss Trevanion, 1848. Further settlement of main estate, incl. additional property in Cucklington and Buckhorn Weston(co.Dorset) under powers derived from above settlement, 1855. Conveyances of reversion of manors of Kington Magna and West Stour, and lands in Cucklington and Kington Magna from Reginald Grant-Dalton to D.F.Grant-Dalton, his father, referring to the wills of John Dalton(1813), and Nathaniel Dalton(1824), both of Shanks House, 1875 (2 deeds). Appointments of new trustees (to the settlements of 1848), 1884, with further appointments endorsed, 1886.
[See also next item]

GRANT-DALTON: SOMERSET & DORSET ESTATES  DD\BR\cr/23  1881-1899

c.22 docts.

Contents:
Deeds establishing trust funds for various beneficiaries by D.F.Grant-Dalton and wife, also legal papers and drafts concerning the appointment of new trustees of their marriage settlement (of 1848) in 1884 and 1886, and releases to retiring trustees.
Schedule of title deeds and docts. relating to the trust, with legal bill for winding up old trusteeship, 1884, and list of stock held at the Bank of England, 1884-86.

TRELAWNY & TREVANION FAMILIES  DD\BR\cr/24  1786-1884

c.20 docts.

Contents:
Copy marriage settlement of Chas.Trelawny, of Soho Square, London, esq., and Mary, dau. of Thos.Hawkins, late of Trewithin (co.Cornwall), esq., decd., concerning personal estate, 1786, and copy will of Chas.Trelawny-Brereton of Soho Square, esq., 1813, cods.1815 and 1818, pr.1820.
Copy settlement of personal estate received under the above will by Charlotte, his dau., and copy conveyance of her real estate in Oxford Street and Soho Square to trustees for sale in consideration of her intended marriage to John Chas.
Bettesworth Trevanion of Carhayes Castle (co.Cornwall), 1827, also copy appointments by J.C.B. and Charlotte Trevanion of new trustees to their marriage settlement, 1853 and 1881, and deed of covenant to indemnify the then trustees of the will of Chas. Trelawny Brereton in respect of plate and certain trust funds, 1854.
Papers in Chancery proceedings re. trusts created by the marriage settlement of Chas.Trelawny and Mary Hawkins [1786], 1877, and release from D.F.Grant-Dalton to the trustees (as appointed in 1881) of the 1827 settlements, with schedule of title deeds belonging to the trust, 1884.

DALTON FOSTER GRANT-DALTON  DD\BR\cr/25  1883-1920

c.8 docts.

Contents:
Probate of will of Dalton Foster Grant-Dalton of Shanks House, Cucklington, esq., 1883, cods.1884, 1887, 1888, 1889, pr.1890.
Deeds and papers concerning a legacy under the above will purchased by Mrs.A.C.Grant-Dalton from Reginald, her son, 1890, culminating in a disentailing deed by Alan Trevanion Grant-Dalton, 1920.
Power of attorney to stand possessed of Shanks House, Alan Grant-Dalton of Kimberley (S.Africa), railway engineer, to Horace, his brother, 1890.

ALICE CHARLOTTE GRANT-DALTON  DD\BR\cr/26  1892-1934

c.7 docts.

Contents:
Probate of will of Alice Charlotte Grant-Dalton of Wyke Lodge, Winchester (co.Hants.), wid., 1899, cod.1901, pr.1903; also draft will, 1892.
Executorship papers and accounts, incl.division of funds at death and appointments of trustees to 1934.

GRANT-DALTON FAMILY: WILLS & MISC.ITEMS.  DD\BR\cr/27  1884-1918

7 docts.

Contents:
Probates of wills of Horace Grant-Dalton of Torquay (co.Devon) esq., 1893, cod.1894, pr.1899, and bank book of same, 1888-92, and of Alan Grant-Dalton of Arundel, Cape Province (S.Africa), 1916, pr.1918, with related papers.
Proposals for, and epitome of, marriage settlement of Rev.Colin Grant-Dalton and Miss Amy Ellen Sowler, 1884. Life insurance policy on Seymour Grant-Dalton of Twis Kraal, Middleburg (S.Africa), 1896.

CUCKLINGTON: SHANKS HOUSE  DD\BR\cr/28  1891-1914

5 docts.

Contents:
Leases of Shanks House to Arthur Edwin Sutton of Upwey (co.Dorset), 1891 and 1893; fire insurance policy, 1913; detailed inventory of contents, 1891; letter from A.T.Grant-Dalton of Queenstown (now Cobh, Ireland) consenting to sale of furniture, 1914.

CUCKLINGTON, ETC. deeds  DD\BR\cr/29  1887-1891

2 docts.

Contents:
Land, O.S.nos.338 and 339, conveyed from Wm.Robt. Phelips of Montacute to Alice Charlotte Grant-Dalton of Shanks House, wid., 1891.
Bainley House in Cucklington, and farm house and lands in Gillingham (co.Dorset), mortgaged from Edward Wm.Bell of Gillingham, gent., to D.F.Grant-Dalton of Shanks House, esq., 1887.

CUCKLINGTON: SHANKS ESTATE  DD\BR\cr/30  1891-1920

29 vols.

Contents:
Rentals and estate accounts for years ending Michaelmas, 1892-Michaelmas 1920; the last vol. contains tithe and income tax receipts and tradesmen's bills (loose papers)

CUCKLINGTON: SHANKS ESTATE  DD\BR\cr/31  1916-1917

1 bdle.

Contents:
Estate vouchers incl. tax receipts, wage receipts and tradesmen's bills for the year ending Michaelmas 1917.

LONDON, ETC.  DD\BR\cr/32  1885

c.21 docts.

Contents:
Properties comprising nos.67, 69, 71 and 73, Oxford Street, and 9, Soho Square, also redeemed land tax charged on premises in the City of Chester, sold by auction by D.F.Grant-Dalton, his wife, and trustees, 1885. Includes sale particulars (2 editions), plan of premises, abstracts of and opinion on title, draft conveyances to purchasers, schedule of deeds and documents handed away, and papers re. disposal of proceeds of sale.

WINCHESTER: WYKE LODGE  DD\BR\cr/33  1897-1903

2 docts.

Contents:
Inventory of household furniture and effects at Wyke Lodge, Beareweeke Road, Winchester, 1897, and schedule of tenant's fixtures taken by General Dumbleton, 1903.

NEVILE TRUSTEESHIP  DD\BR\cr/34  1862-1878

1 item

Contents:
Copy disentailing assurance and re-settlement by Percy Sandford Nevile of Skelbrooke Park(co.Yorks), of the manors of Skelbrooke and Kirk Smeaton and property in Skelbrooke, Wrangbrook, South Kirkby, South Elmsall, Hampole, Kirk Smeaton, Sutton, Burghwallis, Campsall, Norton, Stainforth, Tickhill, Skellow, Turnfleet, Brainwith, Hatfield, Fenwick, Fishlake, Braithwaite, Askern and Armthorpe; D.F.Grant-Dalton a trustee, 1862, with related correspondence, 1878.

WINCANTON, WINCHESTER  DD\BR\cr/35  20th cent

4 docts.

Contents:
Specimen cheque forms of Stuckey's Banking Co., Wincanton, and the Capital and Counties Bank, Winchester.

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