Hougham, William

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  • Name Hougham, William 
    Christened 1 Dec 1752  St Pauls Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Nov 1828  Barton Court Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St Martins Canterbury Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William Hougham
    William Hougham
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      This is the last will and testament of me William Hougham of Barton Court in the Parish of Saint Paul near and without the walls of the city of Canterbury in the County of Kent Esquire. I give and devise my next term and right of xxxx of and to the rectories of upper Hardres and Stelling in the said County of Kent with all the tithes xx oblations heredits and appurtenances thereunto belonging unto my relation Edward Gregory the youngest son of Daniel Gregory of park Saint in the county of Middlesex esquire if he shall be living at the time my next term or right of xxx shall happen to fall and shall be then capable of accepting the said rectories and in that case to hold the same for and during the term of his natural life if he shall so xxx continue capable of holding the same but in case the said Edward Gregory shall not be living at the time my next term or right of #xx to the said rectories shall fall capable of holding the same or being so living and so capable shall enter into the possession therof and shall afterwards become incapable in his lifetime of holding the same by further xxx or from any other cause then from and immediately after the decease of the said Edward Gregory or in the event of such incapacities as aforesaid I give and devise all my estate and interest in xx remainder xx or xx of and in the xxx and rights of xx and to the Rectories of Upper Hardres and Stelling aforesaid with all the titles xxx oblations hereditments and appurtenances hereunto respectively belonging unto my niece Catherine Cheshyre the wife of John Cheshyre Esquire and unto her heirs and assigns forever. I give and devise all that my messusge or tenements and grounds and appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying in or near the parish of Saint Peter in the Isle of Thanet in the said County of Kent and at or near a certain place there called Broadstairs unto my beloved wife Sarah Hougham her heirs and assigns forever. I give and devise all that conversion or remainder in for and for all other my estate right title and interest expectant upon the future of a younger child or children between me and my said wife Sarah Hougham of and in all that messuage or dwelling house situate in Barford Moor in the county palantine of Durham wherein the widow of Robert xxx now lives or lately did live and of and in all those xxx enclosures and parcels of arable meadows and pasture lands situate lying and being at Barford Moor as aforesaid and now or lately in the possession of the said widow of the said Robert xx her undertenants or assigns and which were formerly rented or farmed of Matthew Robinson deceased with the appurtenances unto my said wife Sarah Hougham her heirs and assigns for ever. I give and devise all that my messuage tenement or farm commonly called or known by the name Great Bossingham and the barns stables outhouses edifices building yards various orchards and several pieces or parcel of land arable meadows pasture hopgrounds and wood thereunto belongong containing in the whole by estimation two hundred and ninety acres more or less with their and every of their appurtenances situate lying and being in the several parishes of Upper Hardres and Stelling aforesaid or one of them in the said County of Kent and now or late in the tenure or occupation of James xxx his assigns or undertennants and also all that my messuage tenement or farm commonly called or known by the name of Little Barton with the building lands and appurtenances thereunto belonging or now used therewith and now in the tenure or occupation of Henry Collard or his assigns and situate lying and being in the several parishes of Saint Paul aforesaid near and without the walls of The city of Canterbury and of Fordwich in the said County of Kent or in some of the parish or place near or adjoining thereto by whatsoever name the same may be known or called and also all that revision in xxx fee remainder expectant upon the failure of issue male between me and my said wife Sarah Hougham of and in all that the manor or Lordship known as Barton otherwise Longport in the said County of Kent and of and in all and singular the mansion house messuage cottages farms houses outhouses dovehouses mills barns stables edifices buildings gardens orchards xxx lands tenements xxx pastures and feedings with all their appurtenances thereunto belonging together with the liberties xxxx profits xxxx hereditments xxxx of xxxxx estates and all rights royalties encumbers and appurtenances whatsoever the said manor or Lordship of Barton otherwise Longport belonging or in any wise appertaining or to or with the same used occupied enjoyed or reputed therin or known as part parcel or xxx thereof all which said manor mansion lands and other premises last mentioned are situate lying or being in the several parishes of Saint Paul near and without the walls of the said City of Canterbury and of Fordwich aforesaid in the said County of Kent or in some parish or place near to or adjoining thereto and all are now or late were in the several tenures or occupations of me the said William Hougham xxx Baldock John Clark and others my or their several undertenants and assigns or also all other my real estate whatsoever and wheresoever subject nevertheless to the payment of my debts legacies and funeral expenses in case my personal estate shall not be sufficient to pay the same by sale or mortgage of such part of my said estate as shall be necessary for that purpose to my said wife Sarah Hougham her assigns for and during the term of her natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste and from and immediately after the decease of my said wife Sarah Hougham I give and devise the said messuage tenement or farm called Bossingham and the lands and hereditments thereto belonging and the said messuage or tenement or farm lands and heredits called Little Barton and the said manor mansion messuage farm lands and hereditments herein before particularly described and all other my said real estate subject as aforesaid unto my said niece Catherine Cheshyre and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste an from and after the determination of that estate to the use and behest of James Tillard of Street End in the said County of Kent esquire and his heirs during the natural life of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre upon trust to support the continuing uses and estate herein after limited from being defeated or destroyed and for that purpose to make entries and bring actions as occassion shall be or require but xx to permit and suffer my said niece Catherine Cheshyre and her assigns to receive and take the rents issues and profits thereof to her and their own use for and during the term of her natural life and from and immediately after the decease of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre I give and devise the said messuage tenement or farm called Bossingham and the lands and hereditments thereunto belonging and the said messuage tenement or farm called Little Barton and the lands and hereditments thereto belonging and the said manor mansion messuage farms lands and heredits hereinbefore last described and all other my said real estate (subject as aforesaid) unto the first son of the body of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully begotten and to be begotten and the heirs male of the body of such first son lawfully issuing for default of such issue unto the second son of the body of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully to be begotten and the heirs male of the body of such second son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the third son of the body of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully begotten and the heirs male of the body of such third son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the fourth fifth sixth seventh eighth ninth tenth and all and every other son and sons of the body of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully to be begotten severally and sucessively in remainder one after another in order and course as they and every of them shall be in seniority of age and priority of birth and of the several and respective heirs males of the body and bodies of all and every such son and sons lawfully issuing the older of such sons and the heirs male of his body lawfully issuing always to be preferred and to take before the younger of such sons and the heirs male of his and their body and bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue all and every the daughter and daughters of my said niece Catherine Cheshyre lawfully begotten and to be begotten to be equally divided between them share and share alike if there should be more than one as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and the heirs of the body and bodies of all and every such daughter and daughters lawfully issuing and for default of such issue I give and devise my said messuage tenements or farm called Bossingham and the lands and hereditments thereto belonging and my said messuage tenement or farm called Little Barton and the lands and hereditments thereunto belonging and also the said manor mansion messuage farm lands hereditments and premises hereinbefore last described and all other my said real estate subject as afore said unto the oldest son of my late deceased friend John Baker of Deal in the said County of Kent esquire and his heirs male of the body of such oldest son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the second son of the said John Baker and his heirs males of the body of such second son lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the third fourth fifth sixth seventh and eighth son and sons of the said John Baker severally and sucessively and in remainder one after another in order and course as they are in seniority of age and priority of birth and of the several and respective heirs male of the body and bodies of all and every such third fourth fifth sixth seventh and eighth son and son last mentioned lawfully issuing the order of such son and the heirs male of his body to be always preferred and take place before the younger of them and the heirs male of his and their body and bodies lawfully issuing and for default of such issue unto the four daughters of the said John Baker equally to be divided between them share and share alike as tenants in common and not as joint tenants and unto the several and respective heirs of the body and bodies of such four daughters lawfully issuing with xxx remainders between them if any of them die without issue as xxx as to the xxx as the original shares and for default of such issue I give and devise all and every the said hereby settled promises unto my own right heirs xxx in and by the settlement made previous to and in contemplation of the marriage of me with the said Sarah my now wife it was declared that as soon as the sum of one thousand and five hundred pounds secured and made payable unto her my said wife her executors administrators assigns by the bond of Elizabeth Montague widow within six months after her death should be received the same should be placed in the hands of xxx xxxx esquire and Matthew Robinson xxx Esquire two of the trustees in the said settlement named or the survivor of them upon trust that they the said xxx xxx and Matthew Robinson xxx or the survivor of them his ececutors or administrators should with the approbation of me the said William Hougham lay out the said sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds in the purchase of freehold estates within the Kingdom of England to be settled and conveyed to me for my life and after my decease to the use of the younger of the said marriage in such manner as therin is mentioned with remainder in fee to my own right heirs and whereas the said Elizabeth Montague has departed this life the said sum of One thousand and five hundred pounds has since been received from her estate and paid unto my hands with the consent of the said xxx xxx the said Matthew Robinson being then dead and whereas the said xxx xxxx has since also departed this life xx I do hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said sum of one Thousand five hundred pounds and there being no younger children of the said marriage do hereby indemnify and discharge the executors and administrators of the said xxx xxx of and from the application thereof in the manner directed by the said settlement and accordingly as far as in xx xx do order and direct that the uses and trusts of and concerning the estates to be purchased with the said sum of one thousand five hundred pounds shall be void and of none effect and that the said sum of one thousand five hundred pounds shall not be liable to be called for to be laid out in land but shall be money in my hands and shall be considered as part of my personal estate I give devise and bequeath the yearly sum of two pounds and twelve shillings of lawful money of Great Britain being the land tax lately charged on the messuage and hereditments situate lying and being in the parish of Saint Martin in the city of Canterbury late belonging to and being in the possession of my deceased father William Hougham and redeemed by me pursuant to the acts of Parliament in this behalf and now yearly issuing out of the said messuage and premises in the nature of a fee farm rent unto and for the benefit of the brothers and sisters for the time being of the hospital called Smiths Hospital in the Borough of Longport aforesaid to be from time to time received by and equally divided between them and their sucessors for ever I give and bequeath unto my said niece Catherine Chesshyre the sum of one thousand pounds of lawful money of Great Britain I give and bequeath unto each and every of the said children of the said John Baker the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money apiece I give and bequeath unto George Morris Taswell son of George Taswell of xxx Esquire the sum of two hundred pounds of like lawful money and unto his brother William Taswell the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my goods chattels personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever after the payment of all my just debts funeral expenses charges of proving this my will and all other individual charges unto my said wife Sarah Hougham her executors administrators assigns to and for her and their own proper use and benefit and I do hereby make nominate constitute and appoint my said wife Sarah Hougham sole exectutrix of this my last will and testament and I do hereby publish and declare this to be my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills and testaments by me made in witness whereof I the said William Hougham the testator have to every sheet contained have set my hand and seal the twenty third day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and ten (WH) signed sealed published and declared by the said William Hougham the testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other G Carter Thos Hammond Susan Wellard


      This is a codicil to be annexed to the last will and testament of me William Hougham of Barton Court in the parish of Saint Paul near and without the walls of the City of Canterbury in the County of Kent Esquire bearing date the twenty third day ofApril One thoiusand Eight Hundred and ten I hereby revoke and make void the gift and devise by me made in and by my said will of all that my messuage tenement and farm called or known by the name of Great Bossingham and the barns stables outhouse edifices buildings yards gardens orchards and several pieces or parcels of land arable pasture hopground and wood thereunto belonging containing in the whole by estimation two hundred and thirty acres more or less with their and every of their appurtenances situate lying and being in the several parishes of Upper Hardres and Stelling or one of them in the said County of Kent and then or then late in the tenure or occupation of James xxxx or his assigns and in lieu or stead therof I hereby give and devise my said messuage tenement and farm called or known by the name of Great Bossingham and all the lands and hereditments situate lying and being in the parishes of Upper Hardres and Stelling in the said county of Kent unto John Cheshire the youngest son of my niece Catherine Cheshire the wife of John Cheshire esquire and the heirs of his body lawfully to be begotten and for default of such issue unto William Chesshire the oldest son of my said niece Catherine Cheshire and unto his heirs and assigns for ever I hereby revoke and make void the legacy of One thousand pounds by me given and bequeathed in and by my said will unto my said niece Catherine Cheshire also the legacies of one hundred pounds apiece unto each and every of the children of John Baker esquire also the legacy of two Hundred pounds unto George Morris Taswell and likewise the legacy of one hundred pounds unto his brother William Taswell and I do hereby in lieu and stead thereof give and bequeath unto my said niece Catherine Cheshire the sum of one hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain unto the said George Morris Taswell the sum of one hundred pounds of like lawful money and to his said brother William Taswell nineteen guineas of like lawful money I hereby give and bequeath unto the Kent and Canterbury Hospital near the City of Canterbury the sum of one Hundred pounds of like lawful money to be paid free of legacy duty to the treasurer of the said hospital for the time being whose receipt shall be a sufficient discharge for the same I give and bequeath unto George Gregory and Edward Gregory sons of my relation David Gregory in my said will named nineteen guineas apiece of like lawful money I give and bequeath unto each and every of my Godchildren who shall be living at the time of my decease the sum of ten pounds of like lawful money apiece and in all other respects I do hereby ratify and confirm my said last will and testament and I do hereby publish and declare this to be a codicil to be annexed to my said last will and testament in witness wherof I the said William Hougham have hereunto set my hand and seal the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord One Thousand eight hundred and seventeen (WH)signed sealed published and declared by the said William Hougham as and for a codicil to be annexed to my last will and testament in the presence of us who subscribed our names as witnesses hereunto at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other Thos Hammond Susan Wellard George Hammond


      This is another codicil to my will and testament of me William Hougham of Barton Court that none of my horses that shall be living at the time of my death or days shall be parted with but kept as long as they live unless they get so old as not to be able to eat and I also give an annuity of fifty pounds per year for life to be paid quarterly out of my estate at Barton to Ann Collar daughter of George and Ann Collar of Harbledown hospital and I the said William Hougham have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen (WH) signed sealed and declared by me William Hougham as witness hereunto in the presence of each other Ann Clark John Port Servants

      This is a codicil to the last will and testamnent of me William Hougham of Barton Court in the borough of Longport in the parish of Saint Paul nean and without the walls of the City of Canterbury in the County of Kent esquire Whereas I am desirous of xxx my xxx of the service and attentions of John Port I do hereby give and bequeath and devise unto the said John Port if he be living in my service at the time of my death the clear yearly sum of fifteen pounds of lawful money of great Britain charged and rechargeable upion and to be yearly issuing and payable out of my farm lands tenements and hereditments in the occupation of xxx Collard and called or known by the name of Little Barton farm situate lying and being in the parish of Saint Paul in the County of Kent and out of the rent issues and profits thereof during the natural life of him the said John Port by two even and equally half yearly payments on the following day and times that is to say on the sixth day of April and the eleventh day of October in each and every year without any deduction or abatement whatsoever the first of the said half yearly payments to be made on such of the said days as shall first happen after my decease and whereas when a new gallery was lately made and errected in the parish church of saint Peter the apostle in the isle of Thanet in the county of kent by virtue and under the authority of a certain faculty for that purpose a certain pew in the said gallery marked with the number 5 was in consideration of a certain sum of money by me in that behalf duly made duly assigned to me my heirs and assigns and it has ever since been used and occupied at my discretion and fitted up at my sole expense xxx |I do hereby give devise and bequeath the same pew and all my rights and interest therein unto my dear wife Sarah and her heirs and assigns being the owners of my dwelling house number 88 Albion Street Broadstairs in the said parish of Saint Peter the Apostle in the Isle of Thanet in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of december in the year of our Lord one Thousand eight hundred and twenty eight (WH ) the writing contained in this sheet of paper was signed by the above named William Hougham and by him published and declared as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names in his presence and in the presence of each other xxx xxx Land surveyor Canterbury James xxx Silversmith Canterbury xxx xxx Clerk to messers Hammond and Co Bankers Canterbury


      Proved at London with three codicils 14th January 1829 before the judge by the oath of Sarah Hougham widow the relict the sole executrix to whom admin was granted having first been sworn by xxxx duly to administer




      England: Canterbury - Index to the Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1663-1859 (A-K) Lambeth. County: General Country: England Hougham, William, esq., 1821 : Owner of property proposed for exchange, Upper Hardres, Kent; 14, 388. (of Barton Court in the Borough of Longport, Kent, esq.), 1822 : Party to exchange; 14, 429.


      Four years after the taking of this survey the bishop was disgraced, and his estates were consiscated to the crown; but how this manor passed from it afterwards, I have not found, nor further concerning it, till it was become part of the possessions of the family of Haut, one of whom, William de Haut, was possessed of it in the 1st year of king Edward I and resided at Wadenhall, in the adjoining parish of Waltham; and in his descendants it continued till the latter end of king Henry VI.'s reign, when William Haut, esq. of Bishopsborne, conveyed it to Humphry Stafford, duke of Buckingham, whose grandson Edward, duke of Buckingham, being attainted and beheaded anno 13 Henry VIII. this manor, with the rest of his estates, came to the crown, (fn. 1) where it lay till the 1st and 2d of Philip and Mary, when the queen granted it to Edw. Fynes, lord Clinton, who about the end of that reign conveyed it to Mr. Henry Herdson, whose grandson Mr. Francis Herdson alienated it to his uncle Mr. John Herdson, about the latter end of queen Elizabeth's reign, and he deceasing, s.p. gave it by will to his nephew Sir Basill Dixwell, knight and baronet, afterwards of Terlingham, who likewise dying s.p. in 1641, Mark Dixwell, esq. his nephew, became his heir, but succeeded only to his estates, for his title became extinct. His son Sir Basill Dixwell, bart.of Brome, so created in 1660, died possessed of it in king Charles II.'s reign. (fn. 2) Soon after which it was alienated by his heirs to Sir Thomas Hardres, bart. of Hardrescourt, and his grandson Sir William Hardres, bart. dying s.p. in 1764, devised it by will to his widow Frances, (third daughter and coheir of Thomas Corbet, of Salop), on whose death intestate in 1783 it became vested in her heirs, who were her four sisters or their representatives, viz. the Rev. James-Charles Beckingham, son of Katherine her sister, second wife of Stephen Beckingham, esq. who is possessed of one fourth part of it; Elizabeth her sister, wife of Thomas Denward, clerk, deceased, who is possessed of another fourth part of it; Ignatius Geohegan, esq. of London, in right of his wife Antonina, her sister, and Ignatius Geohegan, their son, all three since deceased; when by the death of the latter his fourth part devolved to his sister, since married to the baron Montesquieu; and Wm. Hougham, jun. esq. of Bartonplace, only son of her sister Hannah deceased, late wife of Wm. Hougham, esq. of Barton, who is possessed of the remaining fourth part of it in undivided shares.

      From: 'Parishes: Stelling', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 91-95. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63462&strquery=hougham. Date accessed: 03 December 2007.


      THE MANOR OF SHERFORD, alias EAST HORTON, was, in the time of king Edward the Consessor, part of the possessions of the abbot and convent of St. Augustine, being then esteemed as one yoke of land; but after the Norman conquest it was taken from them, and given, among much other land in this neighbourhood, to Hugh de Montsort, not withstanding the opposition which the monks made to it, which their chronicles say, was all in vain, and this manor is accordingly included in the description before-mentioned of his lands in the survey of Domesday. On his voluntary exile in the reign of Henry I. it was, with the rest of his possessions, seized on by the crown, and was most probably afterwards returned to the abbot; for in the 23d year of king Edward III. Sir Richard de Retling held it of the abbot at his death, that year, and left it to Joane his sole daughter and heir, who marrying John Spicer, entitled him to it, and in this name and family this manor continued till the reign of queen Elizabeth, about the latter end of which it was alienated by one of them to Thomas Morris, gent. of London, whose grandson Thomas Morris, esq. late of London, merchant, in the reign of king William, erected on the scite of this manor, on an eminence, a handsome mansion for his residence, which he named MOUNT MORRIS. He died in 17'7, having had an only son Thomas, who was drowned under London bridge, on his return from Holland, in 1697, æt. 23; and one daughter, married first to Drake, of Cambridgeshire, and secondly to the learned Dr. Conyers Middleton; by the former of whom she had Morris Drake, and a daughter Elizabeth, who married Matthew Robinson, esq. The family of Morris bore for their arms, Argent, a spread eagle within a bordure, sable. (fn. 3) Thomas Morris, esq. by will devised this seat, as well as the manor of East Horton, among his other estates, at his death in 1717, to his grandson Morris Drake, esq. who took the name of Morris, and afterwards resided here, and dying s.p. it came by the entail in the above will to his sister Elizabeth Drake, married to Matthew Robinson, esq. of Yorkshire, for her life, and afterwards to her issue. The Robinsons are originally descended from the Robinsons, of Strouan, in Perthshire, in the highlands of Scotland, where at this time there is a considerable and numerous clan of this name. The first of them, of this branch, who came into England, settled at Kendal, in Westmoreland, in the reign of king Henry VIII. After which William Robinson, of the eldest branch of them, resided at Rookby, in Yorkshire, which he had purchased in queen Elizabeth's reign, whose eldest son Thomas was killed in the civil wars in 1643, leaving several sons and daughters. From William the eldest, descended William Robinson, of Rookby, of whose sons, Thomas the eldest, was of Rookby, and created a baronet in 1730, but died s.p. Richard, the sixth son, was archbishop of Armagh, and primate of Ireland, and on failure of issue by his brother, succeeded to the title of baronet in 1777. He was created Lord Rokeby, of the kingdom of Ireland, with remainder to Matthew Robinson, esq. his kinsman, of West Layton, in Yorkshire, and his heirs male. He died unmarried in 1794, and Septimius, the seventh son, was knighted and gentleman usher of the black rod. Leonard, the youngest son of Thomas, who was slain in 1643 as above-mentioned, was chamberlain of London, and knighted. He left three sons and six daughters, of whom the eldest and only surviving son was Matthew Robinson, esq. of West Layton, who married Elizabeth Drake, by whom he became possessed of Horton during her life, as above-mentioned. He died in London in 1778, æt. 84, having had by her seven sons and two daughters. Of the former, Matthew Robinson Morris, esq. of Horton, twice served in parliament for Canterbury, and is the present Lord Rokeby; Tho mas was barrister-at-law, author of the celebrated treatise on Gavelkind, who died unmarried in 1748; Morris was solicitor in chancery, who died in Ireland in 1777, leaving two sons, Morris and Matthew; William was late rector of Denton, whose son Matthew is in orders, and his daughter Elizabeth is the second wife of Samuel Egerton Brydges, esq. of Denton; John was fellow of Trinity-hall, Cambridge; and Charles is barrister-at law, recorder of Canterbury, and served twice in parliament for that city; he has one daughter Mary, who married William Hougham, jun. esq. The two daughters were Elizabeth married to Edw. Montague, esq. of Allethorpe, in Yorkshire; and Sarah to G. L. Scott, esq. They bear for their arms, Vert, a chevron between three roebucks trippant, or. (fn. 4) By virtue of Mr. Morris's will, on the death of Elizabeth, wife of Matthew Robinson, esq. this estate passed immediately, notwithstanding her husband survived, to her eldest son Matthew Robinson, esq. who in compliance with the same will, took the additional name of Morris, of whom a full account has already been given before. In 1794, on the death of the lord primate of Ireland, unmarried, he succeeded, by the limitation of the patent, to the title of lord Rokeby, which he now enjoys. He is now entitled to this manor and seat, in which he resides, being at present unmarried.

      From: 'Parishes: Monks Horton', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 52-63. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63458&strquery=hougham. Date accessed: 03 December 2007.

      Stelling

      Four years after the taking of this survey the bishop was disgraced, and his estates were consiscated to the crown; but how this manor passed from it afterwards, I have not found, nor further concerning it, till it was become part of the possessions of the family of Haut, one of whom, William de Haut, was possessed of it in the 1st year of king Edward I and resided at Wadenhall, in the adjoining parish of Waltham; and in his descendants it continued till the latter end of king Henry VI.'s reign, when William Haut, esq. of Bishopsborne, conveyed it to Humphry Stafford, duke of Buckingham, whose grandson Edward, duke of Buckingham, being attainted and beheaded anno 13 Henry VIII. this manor, with the rest of his estates, came to the crown, (fn. 1) where it lay till the 1st and 2d of Philip and Mary, when the queen granted it to Edw. Fynes, lord Clinton, who about the end of that reign conveyed it to Mr. Henry Herdson, whose grandson Mr. Francis Herdson alienated it to his uncle Mr. John Herdson, about the latter end of queen Elizabeth's reign, and he deceasing, s.p. gave it by will to his nephew Sir Basill Dixwell, knight and baronet, afterwards of Terlingham, who likewise dying s.p. in 1641, Mark Dixwell, esq. his nephew, became his heir, but succeeded only to his estates, for his title became extinct. His son Sir Basill Dixwell, bart.of Brome, so created in 1660, died possessed of it in king Charles II.'s reign. (fn. 2) Soon after which it was alienated by his heirs to Sir Thomas Hardres, bart. of Hardrescourt, and his grandson Sir William Hardres, bart. dying s.p. in 1764, devised it by will to his widow Frances, (third daughter and coheir of Thomas Corbet, of Salop), on whose death intestate in 1783 it became vested in her heirs, who were her four sisters or their representatives, viz. the Rev. James-Charles Beckingham, son of Katherine her sister, second wife of Stephen Beckingham, esq. who is possessed of one fourth part of it; Elizabeth her sister, wife of Thomas Denward, clerk, deceased, who is possessed of another fourth part of it; Ignatius Geohegan, esq. of London, in right of his wife Antonina, her sister, and Ignatius Geohegan, their son, all three since deceased; when by the death of the latter his fourth part devolved to his sister, since married to the baron Montesquieu; and Wm. Hougham, jun. esq. of Bartonplace, only son of her sister Hannah deceased, late wife of Wm. Hougham, esq. of Barton, who is possessed of the remaining fourth part of it in undivided shares.

      From: 'Parishes: Stelling', The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 8 (1799), pp. 91-95. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=63462&strquery=hougham. Date accessed: 05 December 2007.



      Who was Thomas Corbett? The plaque in St Martins clearly says that Hannah was the daughter of a John Corbet

      Hasted also says William married Mary Robinson Should this not be Sarah? See his will


      Chancery: Petty Bag Office: Writ Files C 202/180/4 <http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=6&CATID=4509403>
      Honywood, William Hougham the younger, Sir Edward Knatchbull bart., Richard Leigh, Robert Mascall, John Montresor, Thomas Newnham, George Norman, William Osborne, Phineas Stringer, Osborne Tylden, Richard Tylden, Richard Cook Tylden, Lewis Watson. . Kent Date: 1792. Source: The Catalogue of The National Archives


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      Subsubseries within C 202 Oaths of Justices of the Peace
      Record Summary
      Scope and content Westminster, Liberty of St. Peter - George Farrant, Samuel Hulse, Lawrence Williams; Westmorland - Thomas Holme Maude, Christopher Wilson; Wilts - Edward Baker, Edward Hinxman, Charles William Shuckburgh; Worcester - Sir Charles Cockerell bart.; York E.R. - James Moore; York W.R. - John Fullerton, Godfrey Higgins, Ellis Leckonby Hodgson, Sir William Ingilby bart., Henry Stephen Milner, Watson Scatchard, Joseph Scott, John Henry Smyth, William Vavasour, John Williamson; Cinque Ports, Liberty of - John Barnes Backhouse, George Hannam, William Hougham.
      Covering dates 1812
      Availability Open Document, Open Description, Normal Closure before FOI Act: 30 years
      Held by The National Archives, Kew
    Person ID I551  Hougham
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2004 

    Father Hougham, William
              b. 1721
              d. 30 Dec 1802  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Corbet, Margaret Hannah Roberta
              b. 1724
              d. 28 Sep 1755  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1744  Canterbury Cathedral Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robinson, Sarah
              b. 1759
              d. 17 Jan 1839, Barton Court Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 15 Aug 1780  Canterbury Cathedral Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F276  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsChristened - 1 Dec 1752 - St Pauls Canterbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Aug 1780 - Canterbury Cathedral Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Nov 1828 - Barton Court Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Martins Canterbury Link to Google Earth
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