Old No. 2 Stratford Road - New No. 7 London Road
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The Wolverton Express January 4th 1974 [newspaper image]
|1744||NRO see below||dwelling house of Peake lately stood before it was burnt down|
|1753||NRO see below||in the tenure of Thomas French. Rev. Wadsworth has agreed to buy the property|
|1778||NRO see below||now in the tenure of Francis Kightley|
|1793||NRO see below||Kingstones House in Old Stratford in the tenure of Francis Kightley|
|1807||NRO see below||Kingstone House in Old Stratford was sold to Joshua Thorne|
|1832||NRO see below|
|1833 -1840||Electoral Rolls||John Durham occupier of house and land at £50 a year rent|
|1841||Census||Kitty Thorne Ind|
|1844||Electoral Rolls||As above Old Stratford occupied by Widow Chibnall and others|
|1849 1850||Electoral Rolls||
George Edward Thorne Stony Stratford East, Bucks One seventh share
of freehold houses and land Widow Chibnall, Widow Holland and others
|1851||Electoral Rolls||George Edward Thorne Freehold house and land Kingstone House|
|1851||Census||G. E. Thorne Common Brewer|
|1861||Electoral Rolls||George Edward Thorne Kingstone House|
|1861||Census||George Edward Thorne retired draper|
|1860-1867||Electoral Rolls||George Edward Thorne Kingstone farm|
|1877||Post Office Directory||Edward Hayes Sen.|
|1891||Census||John Reeves Hardware contractor|
|1906||Kelly's Directory||Frederick Bennett refeshment rooms & Ruth Bennett apartments|
|1910||Kelly's Directory||Ruth Bennett refreshment rooms|
|1911||Census||Frederick Bennett Fitter's labourer Holyhead House|
|1914||Kelly's Directory||Ruth Bennett refreshment rooms|
|1928||Walter John Scott||Kingston House|
|1931-40||Kelly's Directory||Elizabeth Faulder Scott tea rooms, Kingston House|
|1946-49||Electoral Rolls||Elizabeth F. Scott Kingston House|
NRO ZB 983/1
14 May 1744
1. Joseph Peake late of Old Stratford in Cosgrove but now of Tingwick, Bucks.
2. Thomas Kingston of Stoke Bruerne, his nephew
For the conveyance of a toft or parcel of ground in Old Stratford where the dwelling house of Peake lately stood before it was burnt down with a yard and two orchards or garden belonging and a close adjoining of about 1 acre and one acre, 3 roods of land in the fields of Cosgrove
Witnesses: Edward Bloxham, Thomas Grimstick
NRO ZB 983/2
2. Assignment of a mortgage
1. Mrs Hannah Goodchild of Towcester
2. Thomas Kingston late of Shutlanger in Stoke Bruerne but now of Stowe [Nine Churches]
3. The Rev. Richard Wadsworth of Old Stratford and Joseph Gibbons of Old Stratford his trustee
Reciting a mortgage of 20 November 1753 between Kingston and Mrs Goodchild on his newly erected cottage in Old Stratford with the yard, two orchards, close and land as described above ZB 983/1, in the tenure of Thomas French.
Kingston did not repay the agreed sum of £61 4s and there is now due and owing £88 16s.
Also reciting the inclosure agreement for Cosgrove awarding Kingston one plot of land in place of his one acre and 3 roods.
The Rev. Wadsworth has agreed to buy the property and will pay off the mortgage out of the consideration
Now Mrs Goodchild assigns the remainder of the mortgage term to Gibbons in trust for the Rev. Wadsworth
Witnesses: Mary Bloxham, Edward Grant
27 Oct 1778
3. Lease and release [lease missing]
1. Thomas Kingston
2. The Rev. Wadsworth
For the Conveyance of the cottage, yard and close as described above ZB/ 982/2 with a plot of land in Cosgrove of 2a. 1r. 17p. as awarded at inclosure all now in the tenure of Francis Kightley
Witnesses: John Clarke, Edward Grant
4. Probate of the will and codicil of Miss Mary Wadsworth of Bank End in Midgley, Halifax, Yorkshire
To her cousin William Wadworth of Heptonstall her house called Little Longbottom in Warley in the tenure of John Ogden
To her cousin Mary Shackleton, wife of John Shackleton of Greave her house called Boxhouse in Midgley in the tenure of Elias Thomas for her life, then to George Stanfeld of Fieldhouse in Lowerby and Jonathan Chadwick of Pepper Hill in Midgley in trust.
Her house called Pepper Mill in Midgley in the tenure of Chadwick to her cousin Henry or Harry Wadsworth of Hepstonstall for his life, then to her trustees
Her house called The Cage or The Fold in Heptonstall in the tenure of John Foster to her cousin John Wadsworth of Horshold in Erringden for his life, then to her trustees. Mary Shackleton, and Henry Wadsworth are the children of her late uncle Henry or Harry Wadsworth. Her house called Kingstones House in Old Stratford in the tenure of Francis Kightley to her cousin Margaret Slater, the widow of Thomas Slater of Heptonstall for life, then to her trustees In trust to sell the properties. Trustees should use the proceeds of the sales for any children of the beneficiaries.
Also to her trustees her house called Bank End for sale, the proceeds to become part of her personal estate.
To her trustees all her money, investments and personal estate £100 should be placed out at interest and the interest paid half yearly to Mary Gibson, the wife of Daniel Gibson, one of the daughters of my late cousin John Wadsworth of Heptonstall for life on her death they should call in the £100 and pay the same to any children./
£100 each to her trustees as a ‘recompence for their care and trouble’ To Mrs Hannah Lister of Halifax, widow of the late Thomas Lister Mrs Martha Walton the wife of Richard Walton of Luddenden, my Goddaughter Hannah Lister daughter of ‘the present’ Thomas Lister of Halifax and my Goddaughter Tabitha Walton daughter of John Walton of Luddenden £100 each
To William Wadsworth, Richard Wadsworth, Margaret otherwise Peggy, the wife of John Rigg, Jane Wadsworth and Susan Wadsworth, the children of her late cousin Richard Wadsworth of Heptonstall £100 each
To George Greenwood, the son of her late cousin Mary Greenwood by William Greenwood £100. Mrs Greenwood was also the daughter of Richard Wadsworth.
To ‘her relations’ James and William Gibson, sons of James Gibson late of Heptonstall £100 each.
To Susan Green, the wife of Samuel Green, one of the daughters of her cousin John Wadsworth £100
To Elizabeth Ann and Sarah Kightley daughters of Francis Kightley of Old Stratford £50 each
To Samuel Duperoy of St Martins Le Grand, London £50
The rest and residue of her estate, except a house called Jack Hey in Sowerby and a cottage near by in the tenures of William and Enoch Tattersall which she has otherwise disposed of, to her cousins William Wadsworth, Henry Wadsworth, John Wadsworth and Margaret Slater.
Stansfield and Chadwick to be executors
Will dated 15 May 1793
Witnesses: Elias Thomas, John Crosley, William Wilcock
Codicil dated 4 May 1796
William Wadsworth of Heptonstall has died without issue leaving a widow Mary. She now devises the house called Little Longbottom to Mrs Wadsworth for life then to her trustees for sale. The proceeds shall go to her cousins John Wadsworth, Henry Wadsworth and Margaret Slater and to the children of the late John Shackleton of Greave in Wadsworth in 4 equal shares
Also to Mrs Wadsworth £50
Witnesses: Elias Thomas, John Crosley, Sarah Patchett
Probate dated 31 January 1800
[On 10/11 April 1807 Kingstone House in Old Stratford was sold to Joshua Thorne. The conveyance does not survive in this collection but is referred to in the conveyance of 1849, see below ZB 983/6]
5. Probate of the will and codicil of Joshua Thorne of Old Stratford in Cosgrove
Bequeathing all his furniture, plate, linen, books, clothes and other effects, money and securities and all his personal estate to his dear wife Kitty, formerly Kitty Robinson.
His houses and real estate to his sons James, a captain in the Royal Navy, George Edward of Stoney Stratford, a draper and John, a chemist and druggist. In trust to allow his wife to receive the rents for her life and then for sale. The proceeds should be divided into 8 shares for his daughter Anna Maria, the wife of Mattias March, his sons James, George Edward, Joshua Henry and John, his daughter Sarah Georgina Thorne and Richard Robinson, his wife’s son by her previous marriage. Sarah Georgiana will have two eighth shares.
He desires that his two sons George Edward or John take ‘Richard their brother’ into their home after the death of his mother or see that he is comfortably provided for. His share should be paid to the son who agrees to take care of him. It is very probable that he will have other provision from his uncle M Robinson ‘who has promised so to do in his letter to me’.
Trustees may delay sale indefinitely as long as the rents are paid in the shares outlined.
His wife and sons James and George Edward to be executrix and executors
Will dated 20 April 1832
Witnesses: Ar. Capes, H. S. Kettle, Maria Kettle
Codicil dated 12 August 1832
Added in consideration ‘of the uncertainty and instability of merchants’ and as his daughter Anna Maria has not received the same proportion as her brothers she shall have when the estate is divided the £50 his son James owed him when he left Old Stratford in January 1831. Also the Anna Maria a further £50 made up by 3 sums of £16.13.4 paid by his sons George Edward, Joshua Henry and John.
By the blessings of God his sons ‘are established in a fair and creditable line of life ….’ And he feel happy that they will comply with his sincere request that they render what assistance they can to their sisters.
Memorandum that Matthew William and George Dickins both of Old Stratford verify the authenticity of the codicil, 23 February 1833
Probate dated 7 March 1833
6. Conveyance dated 28 Jun 1849
1. Capt. James Thorne of Clifton near Bristol, George Edward Thorne of Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire and John Thorne of Bedford, trustees under the will of their late father Joshua Thorne
2. Mattias March of Gosport, Hampshire and Anna Maria his wife and Richard Reeves Wilkinson of Gosport and Sarah Georgiana his wife, Mrs March and Mrs Wilkinson being the daughters of thelate Joshua Thorne
3. Alfred Hailey of Stony Stratford
4. Edwin Revill of Stony Stratford, his trustee
Reciting the will and codicil of the late Joshua Thorne [see above ZB 983/5]
Thorne died on 11 February 1833
James and Anna Maria were children by a former wife. George Edward, Joshua Henry, John and Sarah Georgiana were children by his wife Kitty
Mrs Thorne died in November 1841
Reciting an instrument of 10 January 1842 by Sarah Georgianna, then still unmarried, giving up her right to the extra one eighth share to be divided amongst them all.
Reciting the will of Joshua Henry Thorne of 10 January 1845 devising his whole estate to his wife Sarah. She died before her husband on 5 May 1847. Joshua Henry Thorne died at sea on 29 May 1847 without issue.
Richard Robinson has since the death of his mother been kept and maintained by George Edward Thorne who intends to care for him for his life.
Reciting a memorandum of 25 May 1849 by the Marches and the Wilkinsons authorizing the sale of the estate.
For the conveyance to Hailey of Kingstone House Old Stratford, 3 other houses adjoining built by the late Joshua Thorne, a close adjoining divided into two of one acre and 2a. 1r. 17p. and an island in the River Ouse called Grigs Harbour. Formerly in the occupation of Francis Kightley. Conveyed to Thorne by lease and release of 10/11 April 1807 between 1. Joseph Chadwick 2. John Freer Congreve 3. Joshua Thorne 4. John Day and 5. Arthur Capes. Now in the occupation of Messrs Horwood, Cable, Wilson and Perdue as tenants
Witnesses: Charles Strangeways Torriano, captain in the Royal Artillery, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, Henry Pywell, solicitor, Northampton, James Adams, architect and surveyor, Portland Place, Gosport
The Northampton Mercury October 22nd 1791
To be SOLD by AUCTION,
On the 15th of November next, at the Saracen’s Head Inn, in Old Stratford (unless disposed of in the mean Time by private Contract, of which due Notice will be given)
The Northampton Mercury December 21st 1822
Neat Household Furniture and other Effects.
PART of the HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, &c. of Mr. JOSHUA THORN, on the Premises at OLD STRATFORD, in the County of Northampton, who is removing to another House. The FURNITURE comprises Bedsteads, with Furnitures; feather Beds, and Mattresses, Quilts and Blanket; a capital seven-feet Sofa, with hair Mattresses; four fine down feather Pillows and two chintz Covers; handsome mahogany Sideboard, with Cellarets complete; pier Glass, in a gilt Frame, Plato 3 Feet 9 Inches by 2 Feet 2 Inches ; a library Table on Pillar and Claws, with Drawers, &c. very complete, and curious fancy Wood ; dining Table on Claws; mahogany dining, card, and tea Tables: mahogany Chest of Drawers, commode Fronts; mahogany Child’s dinner Chair, chamber and Windsor Chairs, Harpsicord, organised ; one fowling Piece, one Pair at horse Pistols, one Pair of pocket Ditto, Town made, with stop Locks, &c. transparent window Blinds, tea Boards and Waiters, China, Glass, and Earthenware, time Pieces, Mangle, washing Machine, mash Vat and Coolers, hogshead and other beer Casks two cucumber Frames with Lights; garden Roll, bee House, four Stocks of Bees, and various other Effects.
The Sale to commence at Eleven o'Clock precisely.
The Northampton Mercury February 19th 1842
OLD STRATFORD, Northamptonshire.
THE neat and genuine HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, GOODS, and EFFECTS of the late Mrs. THORNE, deceased; comprising mahogany dining room and other chairs, handsome mahogany dining tables, work tables, fine-toned square pianoforte, elegant mirror, in gilt frame, with branches; Brussels and other carpets, mahogany liquor case, copper coal scuttle, brass and other fenders, fire irons, pier and other glasses, fire screens, oil cloth, books, bookcase, China, glass, &c. &c.; four-post, tent, and other beds, with furniture; excellent well-seasoned feather beds, mattresses, blankets, linen, mahogany and other chests of drawers, dressing and washing tables, wash-stands, swing glasses, night commode, easy chairs, moreen, chintz, and dimity window curtains; kitchen furniture, culinary utensils in copper, brass, and tin, &c. &c.; washing utensils, ladders, carpenter’s bench, garden seat, &c.
N.B. The PREMISES, consisting of an excellent Dwelling House, in complete repair, with good garden, stable, and chaise house, to be LET, with immediate possession. Enquire of Mr. G. E. Thorne, or Mr. John Durham, both of Stony Stratford
The Wolverton Express May 15th 1964
Death of Mrs E F Scott
Mrs Elizabeth Faulder Scott died at her home Kingston House Old Stratford on May 6 aged 92.