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Kent / Use of maiden or married name in Will?
« on: Sunday 17 April 22 14:36 BST (UK)  »
A friend of the Norton family and an attorney at Ramsgate called John Fagg leaves a piece of land with Messuages, Outhouses, etc. (called Robsack) to a Sarah Norton in his Will in 1795.

This same piece of land had been previously owned by two generations of the Norton family before being sold to John Fagg in 1792, which was discussed in this post here:

I'm wondering if John Fagg could possibly list Sarah Norton in his Will referring to her maiden name Norton instead of her married name.

Sarah Norton (of the Norton family) marries Henry Hodgman in 1767 in Ramsgate before moving to Chatham circa 1771, for around 20 years. After Sarah's husband dies in 1791 in Chatham, Sarah moves back to Ramsgate in 1792 with most of her children.

The Sarah Norton I'm referring to, and her 3 siblings originally inherited the piece of land called Robsack from their grandfather in 1765, before her brother John Norton sells it to John Fagg in 1792.

Note: John Fagg was appointed Sarah's guardian by her grandfather in his Will in 1765.  As Sarah's grandfather outlived both her parents.

Would John Fagg be able to list Sarah Norton using her maiden name in his Will in 1795. or would he have to use her married name (if was married)?


Kent / Monumental Inscriptions of St John the Baptist in Margate Churchyard
« on: Sunday 20 February 22 05:40 GMT (UK)  »
I was wondering if there were Monumental Inscriptions from St John the Baptist churchyard, in Margate?

St Lawrence in Ramsgate is here:

St Peter in Broadstairs are available from the Kent Family History Society

Monuments, inside St John the Baptist Church in Margate, are here (link below), but doesn't include any historical inscriptions from the churchyard:

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / SOLVED - Norton _?somthing?__Phillpott
« on: Saturday 19 February 22 13:03 GMT (UK)  »
What is the abbreviated word on the left side of the Curly Bracket, between the two last names?
Norton a?? Phillpott

I figure it to be something like aka or alias since they are the last names from both his parents

Baptism link:

Trying to make sense of (decipher) this Royal Hospital Chelsea Artillery Discharge for George Norton 1722.  Note: I don't need Peter C deciphered

This is what I have so far:
George Norton  -  39 (years) – (served) 18
In this ?.......? Reg – wounded in both legs?....?  his right hand, wounded in both legs ?...? leg &  ?.......?  other ??

I've included the additional entry before George, as the last word in the above paragraph appears to be crossing into the below paragraph.

Thanks, Wayne :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Word in Will of John Fagg Esq
« on: Friday 14 January 22 23:00 GMT (UK)  »
What is this word just before Johnathan Parker?

I John Fagg of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the Country of Kent Gentleman being sick and weak in body, but sound mind and memory, blessed be god I give and devise unto my Rel....? Jonathan Parker of the parish of St Peter the Apostle in the said Isle of Thanet and Country of Kent...

Thanks :)

Kent / Monumental Inscriptions of St Lawrence in Ramsgate
« on: Sunday 09 January 22 03:17 GMT (UK)  »
I've been referencing the Monumental Inscriptions taken from the book published in 1895 by Charles Cotton, entitled  History & Antiquities of the Church and Parish of St Laurence, and also transcribed here on the KAS website.

I think I'm asking the obvious, but would like to double-check regarding the headstones (with numbers) and families they belong to - in particular headstone entries 184, 185 and 186.

184. Jeremiah PHILPOTT died 24th November 1717 aged 54 years. Also Elizabeth, wife of above, died 9th October 1747 aged 85 years.

185. George, son of George and Elizabeth PHILPOTT, died February 19th 1746 aged 21 years. Elizabeth, daughter of George Philpott, died 20th December 1769 aged 81 years.

186. Mary Philpott died 16th February 1774 aged 82 years.

In the case of headstone 185, it mentions George, son of George and Elizabeth. And then Elizabeth daughter of George.

My interpretation for headstone 185 is that son George and daughter Elizabeth had the same father, but a different mother.

Although the 3 headstones (184, 185, and 185) don't necessarily relate to each other.

Does this sound right?

Note: The KAS website includes the following intro text from page 129:
"For the sake of reference, every stone has a distinct number, which will be found to contain its own group of inscriptions."

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / John Norton of ???
« on: Thursday 23 December 21 14:03 GMT (UK)  »
Having trouble reading this burial transcript

Norton -   John of ?Sheppard?.... ??old?

The word Sheppard could be a last name if that's what it says

Much appreciated :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / text on burial trasncript Sampson Witherden
« on: Tuesday 21 December 21 08:46 GMT (UK)  »
Does this say 40 years Paster of St Peters Parish under his name?

Much appreciated  :)

Kent / Bastardy Bonds - George Norton baptised 1682
« on: Friday 17 December 21 08:28 GMT (UK)  »
St John Parish record in Thanet has the following baptism entry:
1682:  Norton aka Phillpott - April 9th baptised George son of Sarah Norton Widow
by Roger Phillpott a married man the supposed father

Where would I find Bastardy Bonds, that may have information or entries on this family?

I'm trying to work out if Geroge took on his mother's last name, Norton. If so then it's most likely the George Norton I'm looking for is here:... as during this period I can't find any other George Norton's except for his direct descendants.

This George Norton (from FamilySearch) in his Will 1765 leaves two Messuages and money to his grandchildren of his late son John and surviving daughter Elizabeth. The Philpott clan from this time and area appeared wealthy and may have passed some onto Geroge?

Here is part of the Will transcription of George Norton from 1765:
This is the last Will and Testament of me George Norton of the Parish of Saint Lawrence in the Isle of Thanet in the Country of Kent Yeoman. I being of sound and disposing mind & memory. First I give and devise my Grand Children, Thomas Norton, John Norton, George Norton and Sarah Norton, the Children of my late son John Norton deceased. All those my two Messuages or Tenements with the Outhouses, Building Grounds, Hereditaments and Appurtenances to them respectively belonging and in the Parish of aforesaid at or near a certain place there called Robsack.  One of which Messuages is now in the Occupation of John Duke and the other is untenanted. To hold to them my said Grand Children and their Heirs and Assigns forever as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants. Also I give and bequeath to all my said Grand Children above named equally to be divided between them all my own wearing Apparel of all sorts and all such other wearing Apparels as well of my late son’s as otherwise I shall be possessed of at my Decease. Also I give to all my Grand Children above named equally to be divided between them all my ready Money all such other Norton monies as shall be any way due or belonging to me at my Decease.....

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