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Ranolde ORTON Kirkby Stephen dated 1574
Margaret ORTON Kirkby Stephen dated 1574
Henry ORTON Soulby, Kirkby Stephen dated 1577
Janett ORTON widow, Soulby, Kirkby Stephen dated 1577
and Henry ORTON
Kirkby Stephen 1591 [Admon.]
John ORTON Waitby, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland dated 1596
William ORTON Waitby, Kirkby Stephen,Westmorland dated 1605
Richard ORTON Waitby, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland dated 1619/20
Edward ORTON Warcop, Westmorland dated 1642
Thomas ORTON Smardale,Kirkby Stephen,Westmorland 1663 [Admon.]
William ORTON Waitby, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland dated 1692
Richard ORTON Warcop, Westmorland dated 1712
Reginald ORTON Ladfoot, Kirkby Stephen,Westmorland dated 1733
James ORTON Warcop, Westmorland dated 1740
Richard ORTON Nateby, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland1753 (Admon.)
Thomas ORTON Waitby, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland dated 1754
Thomas ORTON Murton, p. Appleby Bongate, Westmorland dated 1754
Margaret ORTON Murton, p. Bongate, Westmorland dated 1756
James ORTON Ladthwaite, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, butcher dated 1756
Reginald ORTON Yorktown, Williamsburg, Virginia, America dated 1757
John ORTON Nateby, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland dated 1782
Reginald ORTON Rector of Hauxwell, Yorkshire dated 1802
James ORTON Appleby, Westmorland dated 1804
Mary ALDERSON of Muker, parish of Grinton, Yorkshire dated 1811
William ORTON Eden Place, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, gent. dated 1823
Reginald ORTON Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, gent. dated 1824
Reginald ORTON Esquire [Holograph Will made in Dublin] dated 1830
Isabella ORTON Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, widow dated 1834
Anne ORTON Hauxwell, Yorkshire, widow dated 1835
James ORTON Croft, Leicestershire, farmer and grazier dated 1853
John ORTON Owlands, Marrick, Yorkshire, farmer dated 1855
James ORTON Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Esquire dated 1856
Reginald ORTON Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, surgeon dated 1861
Elizabeth ORTON Hauxwell, Yorkshire dated 1862
Barbara ORTON Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, widow dated 1875
Mary Isabella ORTON Westmill House, Ware, Hertfordshire, widow dated 1885
James Inman ORTON Hadlow Villa, Worthing, Sussex, gent. dated 1902

Ranolde ORTON, Kirkbestephen
  • Will dated 4 Dec 1574
  • To be buried in my parishe of Kirkbestephen
  • To Lyonell my son ....
  • To Lancelott my son ......
  • Residue to Lionell ORTON my son, provided always that
  • Margarett my wife shall have her threde parte....
  • Supervisors Edwarde HUTCHINSON, Lancelot WHARTON......[document torn]....
  • Inventory of goods of Ranolde ORTON, 15 Dec 1574. There were debts owed to Thomas ORTON and Edwarde ORTON, among others.
    Margate ORTON, Kirkby Stephen
  • Will dated 27 Dec 1574
  • To be buried in the perish church yarde of St Stephen
  • To Lancelote my sonn..........
  • To Lancelote his sonn one lambe
  • To Elizabeth my daughter one lambe
  • To the children of John WHARTON one ewe and one lambe
  • Rest to Lionell my sonn, whole executor
  • Supervisors EDWARD HUTCHISON, Lancelote WHARTON, Willm WHARTON, Edward SHAWE
  • Witnesses, said supervisors, John ORTON, John WHARTON.
    Henry ORTON, of Soulby, Kirkby Stephen
  • Will dated 20 Aug 1577
  • To be buried in my parish churchyard of Kirkbistephen
  • To Rolande ORTON one half of my crop of corn and hay
  • The other half to my wife; also to said wife one half of all quicke goodes and all bedding
  • The three crops in Henri HUGGINSON fermold to be sett in his owne barne, one half for the use of himself, the other half for the use of my wife.............
  • To Richard PETTIE...
  • To Henri ORTON....
  • To Thoms ORTON......
  • To the wife of Roland ORTON....
  • To Willm HUGGINSON and Elizabethe HUGGINSON ether a lam
  • To everyone of my godbarnes 4d
  • To every poore widowe within the towne 2d
  • To Nicholas BARNES a bushell of wheat.....To his wife 10s or els three sheepe
  • To Elizabeth GRAY two shepe; to Willm GRAY 3s 4d
  • It is my will and mynde that Rolande ORTON shall have all my fermolde and all my husbandre gere after me and my is my will and mynde that Henry HUGGINSON husbandre gere shall be maid as good as I took it at the sight of frends.
  • Rest of goodes to Janet my wife and to Henry HUGGINSON, joint executors; supervisors, Edward LEDAILL, John BLENKARNE, Edward ROBERTSON, Henry PETTIE. Witnesses, daid supervisors, Rolande ORTON and me John SWINBANKE, curate there.
  • Inventory only made for [by?] Henry ORTON, 4 June 1577 - he had a sword worth 20d.
    Janet ORTON, wedowe, laite wife of Henry ORTON
  • Will dated 22 Aug 1577
  • To be buried in my parishe churche yarde of Kirkbistephen
  • To every householder within Sulbie that "sawe the no corne, a pec of bigg"
  • To Esabell Barnes my best......
  • To Margaret ORTON my second Rement....; the rest of my Rements I give to poore folks
  • To Esabell ROBERTSON a lam
  • To Henry HUGGINSON a bedd of clothes
  • Esbell BARNES my best kettill
  • To Margaret ORTON a woodstande.......[document torn]
  • To Will HUGGINSON........
  • To Henry HUGGINSON my parte of the meare
  • Rest of my goodes I give to Henry HUGGINSON, Richard PETTIE, Henry ORTON and Esabell BARNES, whome I..........supervisors, Edwarde LEDAILL, Henry PETTIE, Nicolas BARNES, Edward ROBERTSON.
  • Administration committed to Henry HUGGINSON executor, power reserved to Isabella co-executor absent, and the other executors who are minors.
  • Inventory taken 16 April 1578. Total £7 10s.
    Jane ORTON, Kirkby Stephen & her brother Henry ORTON
  • Inventory of Jane ORTON, Kirkby Stephen, made 25 April 1591 - total £3 10s. She owed Henry ORTON 20s.
  • On the same document is the Inventory of Henry ORTON, "brother to .....ORTON", 7 May 1591 - Total, £6 14s 6d Debts owing unto him: John ORTON 15s, Lyonell ORTON 8s, Henry LAWE 8s, Wm HERRISON of Blayterne 10s, Thomas MARTINGDAILL 10s, John BARNET of Kirkby 5s, Robert HOBSON, 2s 2d, Symon PERESON 12d, Jane ORTON 20s.
  • On 23 June 1591, Admon. of the goods of the said deceased ['defunctorum' - so plural] was committed to John ORTON, their brother.
    John ORTON, of Waitbie
  • Will dated 20 Jan 1596
  • My bodie to be buried in churchyard of Kirkbistevene -
  • ....Richard ORTON my eldest son...the full and feudalright of my fermehold...
  • ....ORTON my second son......
  • said son Rychard ORTON all husbandrie geare......etc
  • Unto John ORTON my youngest son ......
  • Unto Jaine ORTON my daughter one chist
  • unto my said sons Thomas ORTON John ORTON and to my said daughter Jaine ORTON who I do maike joint executors....
  • Thome ORTON my brother Thomas WHARTON the eldr [?] Thomas WHARTON youngr and Thomas KNEWSTUBB [?] my suprevisors to see this my will pformed.....[?]....
  • Witnessed.....[?] John MORELAND[?] George SUTTON.
  • An Inventory of all the goodes of John ORTON of waitbie, made 20 Jan 1596 by....sworne men, viz: .....HODGSON, Renolde HUTCHINSON, ......ORRTON[?]....Lyonell ORTON.
    William ORTON, of Waitbie
  • Will dated 20 Jan 1605
  • My body to be buried in my pish churchyard of Kirkbe Stephen
  • To John ORTON my son my tenement, provided that
  • Annas my wife shall have her third part during widdowhoode
  • Annas my wife one aker of ground of the best of tenement during thre or fower yeares
  • To John ORTON my sonne six peck of bigg and six peck of oak
  • Rest to Annas my wife, who I make sole executrix
  • Will and minde is that sonne John shall assist Annas my wife with good counsell when need shall require
  • Witnesses and Supervisors, James HYNEMER, Thomas WHARTON, Reignold HUTCHINSON, Thomas WHARTON.
    Probate .....1605; Inventory taken ....October 1605

    Richard ORTON, Watebie, Kirkby Stephen
  • Dated 27 January 1619/20
  • To be buried in the churchyard of Kirkby Stephen
  • My sonn Thomas to have my whole tenement
  • My wife to have the third part during her widdowhoode and also one acre
  • My son Thomas all husbandrie gear, wife to have third part
  • Residue to wife and two daughters, .....ORTON and Isabell ORTON, equally, and to be executors
  • Supervisors, Thomas WHARTON, Thomas KNEWSTUB, Reinold ORTON, Peter WHARTON.
  • 17 Jan 1620/21, proved by Agnes, the widow, power reserved to the other executors who are minors.
  • Inventory taken 29 Sep 1620 by Reinold HUTCHINSON, John RAKESTRAW, John ORTON and Adam GOODBARNE - total £40 odd. Among debts he owed was £5 13s to Reinold ORTON.
    Edward ORTON, Warcop, County of Westmorland, yeoman
  • Will dated 1641
  • ... To Mathew BREAKES of Ravenstonedale -
  • To Christopher BAYNEBRIDGE and Isabell his sister...
  • To Robert BAYNEBRIDGE younger -
  • To John DALSTON and his wife...
  • To my sister Elizabeth STABELL -
  • To Annas ORTON, my brother's daughter -
  • To Janet ORTON my brother's daughter
  • To John BAYNEBRIDGE.....
  • To Margaret STEADMAN the wife of Edward STEADMAN, ...
  • To Robert BREAKES and Thomas BREAKES, the sonnes of Mathew BREAKES, ...
  • To Mathew DRYBECKE,......
  • To the poor folkes of the town of Warcop...
  • Rest, residue, to Thomas ORTON alias ....., my ......sonne, executor, and Elizabeth STABLE my sister's daughter, executrix.
  • Supervisors, John DAWSON of Bletarn, Mathew BREAKES of Ravenstonedale, Thomas BREAKES of ...... and Thomas BREAKES of Great Musgrave.
  • Proved 22 Jan 1642.
    Thomas ORTON, Smardale, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland
  • 19 May 1663, Marie ORTON [she makes her mark] renounced administration of the goods of Thomas ORTON, her husband "knowing for certaine that the goods will not pay the debt". Admon. granted to 3 creditors, 22 May.
  • 20 May 1663. Inventory of the goods of Thomas ORTON of Smardall in parish of Kirkby Stephen, deceased, made by John WHARTON and William BLAND of Smardale, Wm ORTON of Waitby and Edward FAWCETT of Kirkby Stephen. Total, £148.
    William ORTON,yeoman, Waitby, Westmorland
  • Will dated 1 July 1692
  • To be buried at Kirkby Stephen
  • To Thomas JACKSON, son of James JACKSON, £5
  • To Robert JACKSON son of James JACKSON, £5
  • To Elizabeth JACKSON, daughter of James JACKSON, £5
  • To Laneslatt WAISTELL of Sowerby, 1 shilling
  • To John WAISTELL son of said Lanneslott WAISTELL, one shilling
  • To Thomas WAISTELL of Crosby Garrett one shilling
  • To the three children of Tho WAISTELL aforesaid, £5, to be divided amongst them
  • To my true and faithfull servant Jane WHARTON, £5, with one old cuboard chest
  • To my true and faithful servant Will HOWGILL, £5
  • rest and residue to John JACKSON, son of James JACKSON
  • Executor John JACKSON son of James JACKSON
    Will ORTON made his mark; Witnesses, Henery FAWCET, jurat; Richard ORTON, jurat.
    Inventory taken 2 Dec 1692 by Henrey FAWCETT, John WHARTON, John HUTCHINSON , John RAIKSTRAW.
  • Proved 18 Jan 1692/3 by Robartt ("James" crossed out) JACKSON
    Richard ORTON, of Warcop, Westmorland
  • Will dated 9 May 1712
  • To my second son James ORTON £1 10s
  • To my third son John ORTON one bedstead, all husbandry working tools
  • To eldest daughter Alice ORTON £25 to be paid to her in 1714
  • to second daughter Mary ORTON £25 to be paid to her in 1715
  • to eldest son Edward ORTON, bedstead, and rest of goods, he to be sole executor.
  • James ORTON, Mark X; Witnesses, John SMITH, Thomas TODD, John MUNKESTER.
  • Proved by the executor, 19 Nov 1712.
    Reginald ORTON, of Ladfoot, parish of Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, yeoman
  • eldest son Thomas ORTON, estate of lands and money to pay fine
  • dear wife, Leases Closes for Life
  • son Richard ORTON, 5s; son Reginald ORTON 5s
  • son James ORTON, 5s; daughter Mary ORTON £20
  • daughter Christiana CUNNINGHAM, 20s
  • wife and son John ORTON, Executors.
  • Dated 26 Sep 1733, Riginold ORTON [mark]
  • Witnessed by John BRADBERRY, Margaret HARRISON, Thos. ORTON
  • Proved 6 Feb 1733 [old style dating]
  • James ORTON, of Warcopp, Westmorland,
  • Will dated 7 Nov 1740
  • My son James
  • My son Richard
  • My daughter Elcebeth WAISTELL
  • My wife Margaret
  • My daughter Phillis ORTON.
  • Proved 17 June 1741
    Richard ORTON, yeoman of Nateby, parish of Kirkby Stephen
  • Died intestate. Administration was granted, 2nd July 1753 to his widow Mary ORTON. Mary entered into a bond of £100, her bondsmen being Joseph SPOONER of Waitby and Matthew DIXON of Nateby.

    Thomas ORTON, yeoman of Waitby, parish of Kirkby Stephen
  • Will dated 17 April 1754
  • To Agnes wife of Matthew DIXON of Nateby, £10
  • My dear wife Isabel ORTON - all household stuff, husbandry gear and stock of cattle on the land
  • My brother John ORTON £10; my brother James ORTON £10
  • My sister Mary GRAYSON £10; my sister Christiana CUNNINGHAM £10
  • My brother Reginald ORTON £10 when he makes a return of £55 due to me, which will be found in my pocket book
  • My son in law William WHARTON 20s;my son in law Christopher WHARTON £10
  • My son in law John WHARTON £10; my daughter in law Margret WHARTON £10
  • My kinswoman Elizabeth the wife of Daniel MOFFET £5
  • To Poor of Smardale and Waitby £5, interest to be distributed yearly
  • Wife Isabel ORTON sole executrix and if she should re-marry to pay brothers John, Reginald and James ORTON £5 each, and likewise sisters Mary GRAYSON and Christiana CUNNINGHAM each £5, and likewise my neece Agnes DIXON £5 Witnesses Richard DIXON, Fra. PATRICK
  • Proved 9 July 1759 by Isabel ORTON, the widow, the bondsmen being Richard DIXON, Kirkby Stephen, yeoman, and Reginald SCAIFE, Crosby Garrett, yeoman. Inventory taken 16 May 1759, the total value of estate being £206 10s. Assets included bible and other books 12s, horses and black cattle £30; bills £140.

    Thomas ORTON, Murton, County Westmorland
  • Will dated 16 April 1754
  • To nephew Matthew HARRISON
  • To nephew Lanclot HARRISON
  • To neece Agnes HARRISON
  • Margaret ORTON, wife, sole executrix
  • Thomas ORTON (his mark); Witnesses Joseph IDLE, Matt. STOB, Jene[?] BLACKETT
  • Proved 27 Nov 1754.

    Margaret ORTON, of Murton, P. Bongate, Westmorland
  • Will dated 14 April 1756
  • To nephey John THOMPSON 2s 6d
  • neece Margret THOMPSON 2s 6d
  • nephey Willm TODD 2s 6d
  • nephew John THOMPSON son to Margret 1s
  • Elizabeth TOMPSON 1s; Joseph TOMPSON 2s
  • Joseph BLACKETT 2s; Thomas BLACKETT 2s; Jane BLACKETT 1s; Mary BLACKETT 1s
  • Sister Elizabeth HARKER, sole executrix - wife to Edmond HARKER
  • Margret ORTON (her mark); Witnesses, Thos HARRISON, his mark; Edward Idle Jowett, sworn.
  • Proved 9 June 1762.

    James ORTON, of Ladthwaite, parish of Kirkby Stephen , County of Westmorland, butcher.
  • Wife Christobal £40 and a widow bed
  • My brothers Thomas ORTON and Matthew DIXON, in Trust, Executors
  • My two children Reynold ORTON and Agnes ORTON, property in trust until they reach 21 years
  • Will dated 9 Aug 1756. Signed James ORTON.
  • Witnesses William BARNETT, Michael ROE.
  • Inventory taken by Richard DIXON, William BARNETT, Matt. DIXON, Humphrey DALTON– Value of Estate, £287 8s
  • Bond signed by Thomas ORTON, Matt DIXON, John ORTON and William BARNETT
  • 12 Dec 1756 will proved by Executors.
  • 19 Dec 1756, Christoballa ORTON, widow, relict of James ORTON, late of Ladthwaite in the parish of Kirkby Stephen, granted Guardianship of children Reginald ORTON aged 3 years and Agnes ORTON aged 2 years.
  • Reginald ORTON, York Town, Williamsburg, Virginia, America
  • Will names wife Ann, five children: Thomas, John, William, Elizabeth and Mary, the last two under the age of eighteen. He owned several houses, lots, and five slaves named Kate, Rose, Frank, Grace, and Hannah. He left a debt of £30 owed to his brother Thomas ORTON.
  • Will proved 16 May 1757 and 18 July 1757
  • Inventory taken 15th August 1757, total amount £173 3s
    John ORTON, of Nateby, parish of Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, yeoman-
  • my son William ORTON £200; my daughter Elizabeth BARNETT, £100
  • my three daughters Mary, Margaret and Agnes ORTON, £200 each
  • my wife Margaret ORTON, £14 per year
  • my son Reginald ORTON and wife Margaret, residue, and Executors.
  • Will dated 20 Nov 1782, John ORTON, signed.
  • Witnessed by Matthew DIXON, James DIXON
  • Proved 14 June 1786…..Above £1000.
  • Reginald ORTON, Rector of Hauxwell [Yorkshire]
  • wife Anne ORTON, £200, sole executrix
  • daughter Christabella, £100; son James £60; daughter Anne £80
  • son Reginald £100; daughter Frances £100; daughter Elizabeth £100
  • Will dated 18 Sep 1802, signed Regd. Orton; witnessed by Leonard FAWELL, Ann DEACON.
  • A schedule of property made 10 Sep 1802:
  • Stock in the Funds if now sold £272
  • John ROGERSON’s Principal & Interest £120
  • John DIXON’s Principal & Interest £12-12
  • Joseph RAILTON’s Principal & Interest £11-10
  • 4 Cows £60 1 Calver £15 2 Do. £18 2 Geld Whys £14
  • 2 Calves £8 27 Sheep £24 Pigs £13 Potatoes Corn & Turnips £60
  • Hay at Home & at Hunton £46
  • Household Furniture & Husbandry £60 Horses £30
  • £764-2-0.
  • Anne ORTON of Hauxwell, Co York., widow of Reginald ORTON, Executrix of said Reginald ORTON late of Hauxwell, Co. of York., Clerk deceased, duly sworn etc .
  • Chr. GOODWILL, Surrogate. Pass’d Seal 2nd May 1803.
  • James ORTON, of Appleby, Westmorland, Sub distributor of Stamps
  • Will dated 28 April 1804
  • My wife Elizabeth ORTON -
  • my brother John ORTON £400 and land known as Stonelands at Warcop
  • my sister Mary, wife of Robert WILSON, £400
  • my niece Elizabeth wife of John WADESON, £100
  • my cousin George WAISTELL £50; my cousin James WAISTELL £50
  • my cousin John WAISTELL £50; my cousin Richard WAISTELL £50
  • my godson John WADESON £30; Jane WADESON & Thomas Orton WADESON, £10 each
  • my niece Frances BOWNESS £30
  • to aforesaid Robert WILSON £10, and James his son £5
  • John SOWERBY of Whitwall £20
  • Rest, residue to wife Elizabeth, sole executrix
  • Signed and Sealed, James ORTON. Witnesses, John HILL, Cuthbert NAISBITT, Eleanor BOWNESS.
  • Proved 18 Sep 1804.
    Mary ALDERSON, of Muker, parish of Grinton, Yorkshire
  • Will dated 26 Nov 1811
  • To my nephew John HARKER of Calverts House, parish of Grinton, £10
  • To William ALDERSON of Agill, parish of Grinton -
  • To my sisters Eleanor MOOR of Whitby; Rosamund HARKER of Gunnerside, widow; Peggy NIHOLSON wife of John NICHOLSON of Whitaside, parish of Grinton; - my wearing apparel -
  • Rest and residue to my brothers and sisters equally - John ORTON of Grinton, Ralph ORTON of Wood Hall, parish of Aysgarth, Joseph ORTON of Bakeup, Co. Lancaster, Rowland ORTON of Cattrick, James ORTON of Bainbridge, parish of Aysgarth, Eleanor MOOR of Whitby, Rosamund HARKER of Gunnerside, widow, and Peggy NICHOLSON wife of John NICHOLSON of Whitaside.
  • My nephew John HARKER, sole executor.
  • Signed and sealed by Mary ALDERSON; witnesses Henry SPENSLEY, Christopher KEARTON, E. KNOWLES.
  • Proved by John HARKER 11 Oct 1823. Under £300 within Archdeaconry of Richmond. James TATE, Surrogate.
    William ORTON, Eden Place, Kirkby Stephen, gent.
  • Will dated 11 March 1823
  • my brother Reginald ORTON, £100 per year
  • my sister Agnes, wife of Joseph ABBOTT, £50 per year
  • my nephew Reginald BARNETT, £30 per year
  • my nephew Reginald BRADLEY £2000 to be paid to him 6 months after the decease of my brother Reginald ORTON-
  • my servant George Mason WHARTON £50
  • my servant Isabella ION, £50
  • my nephew Orton BRADLEY - freehold dwellinghouse etc in Sunderland; freehold ground called Bridge End Close or Closes in Kirkby Stephen; half share in freehold ground called Moorfields Moorhouse Closes in the township of Brampton in parish of Long Marton, Westmorland; with the consent of my brother Reginald ORTON, messuages and tenement and estate of Eden Place in Manor and township of Hartley in parish of Kirkby Stephen; half share of leasehold, dwellinghouse etc in Dunning St, parish of Bishopwearmouth.
  • Orton BRADLEY, residue and sole executor.
  • Testator died 6 June 1824; proved 28 Dec 1824, Prerogative Court of York - "under £4000 & funds"
    Reginald ORTON Kirkby Stephen, gentleman
  • Will dated 24 Nov 1824
  • My wife Isabella ORTON
  • My nephew Richard BRADLEY, mercer, £400
  • My sister Agnes wife of Joseph ABBOTT, £10 per year
  • My nephew Reginald BARNETT, Lieutenant of Infantry, £10 per year
  • My nephew, Executor and heir, Orton BRADLEY - residue
  • My servant Elizabeth METCALFE £5
  • Signed Regd. ORTON
  • Died 20 July 1829; proved 10 June 1830; "under £450".
    Reginald ORTON, Esquire
  • Will dated at Dublin, 16th June 1830
  • To my sisters Anne and Elizabeth, my nephew Reginald, and my nieces Anne, Emma and Catherine ORTON, £500 each
  • My little freehold at Murton in Westmorland, to my sisters Anne and Elizabeth ORTON.
  • My personal effects and any remaining property to my nephew Reginald ORTON
  • excepting a gold watch and chain, to my sister Elizabeth ORTON.
  • my sisters Anne and Elizabeth ORTON joint executrices.
  • [Signed] Reginald Orton [ a holograph will]
  • Witnessed by Frans. SULLIVAN, Serena S. MORGAN, G.M.ELLIS.
  • Proved at London, PCC, 1 May 1835, by Anne and Elizabeth ORTON, spinsters, the sisters, the Executrixes. [PROB 11/1847, 310]
    Isabella ORTON, Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, widow
  • Will dated 11 Jan 1834
  • My niece Ann ATKINSON, widow, £200
  • My niece Mary PERKINS of Appleby, spinster, £200
  • My sister Alice ALDERSON, Kirkby Stephen, widow, £100
  • My niece Ann ALDERSON, Kirkby Stephen, spinster, £100
  • My niece Mary CANNON wife of Thomas CANNON, £200
  • My servant Elizabeth otherwise Betty METCALFE, £30
  • My god-daughter Sarah HEWITSON wife of Middleton HEWITSON of Kirkby Stephen, Solicitor, £10 - if she should die in testator's lifetime, then the £10 to go to Elizabeth POWLEY niece of Sarah HEWITSON -
  • rest residue to nephew Charles ALDERSON, Sunderland, he to be sole Executor.
  • Isabella ORTON, her mark and seal. Witnesses, Henry JACKSON, Richard HEWITSON.
    Effects under £1500; proved 14 July 1837 by Charles ALDERSON, sole executor.

    Anne ORTON, widow of Reginald ORTON, Rector of Hauxwell,[Yorkshire]
  • Will dated 21 March 1835.
  • To daughters Ann and Elizabeth ORTON all personal effects and rest of property
  • Ann and Elizabeth ORTON appointed Executrices.
  • Signed Anne ORTON
  • Witnessed [and written] by Reginald ORTON;Leonard FAWELL, Robert CARTER.
  • Proved 17 September 1835, Under £2000.
  • James ORTON,of Croft in the Co. of Leicester, farmer and grazier
  • Will dated 23 Aug 1853
  • I, my wife and our two children about to leave England for New Zealand with the intention of settling there -
  • All personal estate effects and property to my wife Mary Jane ORTON, and all real estate whatsoever.
  • My wife Mary Jane ORTON, sole executor -
  • Signed, James ORTON; witnesses: N.[?] GREGORY; Josh. CHARVNOR.
    John ORTON , of Owlands, Marrick, Yorkshire, farmer
  • Will dated 19 Feb 1855>
  • to Leonard Spensley MASON, Elizabeth Spensley MASON and Mary MASON, three of the children of Leonard Spensley MASON of Halgate, Yorkshir, farmer, all silver plate and plated goods to be divided-
  • To James HODGSON of Hurst, Yorkshire, farmer, my clothes -
  • To the Trustees of Hurst Wesleyan Chapel, £5
  • Rest and residue to Leonard Spensley MASON of Halgate farmer, and Thomas FAWCETT of Reeth, Yorkshire, gentleman, upon trust to divide same equally amongst Elizabeth HOUSEMAN of Newcastle upon Tyne, widow; Thomas Hanby MASON of Londonderry, Yorkshire, farmer; Mary BLYTHMAN of Hope Town nr Darlington, Co. Durham, widow; Sother CLEMINSON, wife of Robert CLEMINSON of Hagg Cottage, Yorkshire, farmer; and Edward HOLMES son of THomas HOLMES of Reeth, Yorkshire, labourer.
  • Executors, Leonard Spensley MASON and Thomas FAWCETT.
  • Signed with the Mark of John ORTON. Witnesses, Edward BROWN, Esther ALDERSON.
  • Proved 15 Sep 1855 by Leonard Spensley MASON of Hallgate in parish of Kirkby Ravensworth, Yorkshire, farmer, and Thomas FAWCETT of Reeth, Yorkshire, gentleman, the executors named. Estate and effects in the Archdeaconry of Richmond, under £450. Testator died 5 March 1855. James TATE, Surrogate.
    James ORTON , of 3 Oxford Parade, Cheltenham, Esquire
  • my dear wife Barbara ORTON, dwellinghouse, premises etc, all money in the public funds and all other money, personal property and effects
  • my wife sole executor.
  • Will dated 2 April 1856. Jas. ORTON
  • Witnesses; J Penrice BELL Solr. Cheltenham, Jas. B. WINTERBOTHAM, Clerk to Messrs WINTERBOTHAM BELL & Co, Solrs. Cheltenham.
  • Proved London (PCC) 26 Jan 1857.
  • Reginald ORTON, surgeon, Waterloo Place, Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
  • my wife Mary Isabella
  • mentions "monies due to me from the estates of the late Richard HOLLAND and the late Orton BRADLEY"
  • "my marriage with Agnes Caroline daughter of late Orton BRADLEY of Eden Place, Westmorland"
  • "children of Agnes Caroline, my first wife"
  • "my son James Inman ORTON, and three younger children"
  • "my Aunt Elizabeth ORTON of Hauxwell, Yorkshire".
  • Will dated 9 May 1861, signed Regd. Orton; witnessed by Mary SHORT, Jane HAMILTON.
    25 Oct 1862, Letters of Administration with will annexed granted to Mary Isabella ORTON, widow, there being no executor named. Reginald ORTON, surgeon died 1 Sep 1862 at North Ford. Effects under £3000.
    Elizabeth ORTON, of Hauxwell, Yorkshire, spinster
  • Will dated 12 Sep 1862
  • My two god-children, my grand-nephew William Frederick HENNELL, and my grand-niece Ada ORTON, £19 19s each.
  • my grand-niece Caroline Ann MODLIN, all my feather beds, bed and other linen, and my silver teapot.
  • my niece Catherine LOCK, my grand-niece Caroline Ann MODLIN, and my grand-nephew Reginald ORTON (New Zealand), my other property to be equally divided.
  • with the exception of household furniture, to be left to my nieces Ann Innman HENNELL and Emma SETON, whom I make my Executors.
  • Witnesses, Thomas RUSHTON, Schoolmaster, Hauxwell; Robert CARTER, farmer, Hauxwell.
  • Proved at York 28 Aug 1871 by Anne Inman HENNELL, wife of Samuel HENNELL Esq., late Colonel in EICS, niece, one of the Executors, power reserved to Emma SETON, wife of Bruce SETON Esq., niece, the other Executor.
  • The testatrix Elizabeth ORTON, spinster, died 10 Aug 1871 at Hauxwell. Under £1000. No leaseholds.
    Barbara ORTON, of Cheltenham, widow.
  • Executrixes, my daughters Emma wife of Col. Bruce SETON, and Anna Inman, the wife of Col. HENNELL.
  • My dwellinghouse at 3 Oxford Parade, to Bruce SETON, upon trust, to sell by public auction… and household effects to be sold…
  • Proceeds to be divided equally between my daughter Catherine LOCH and grandson William Bowman SETON
  • Legacies of £200 each to my grand daughter Caroline Ann MODLIN and my daughter in law Mary Isabella ORTON
  • To grandson William Bowman SETON all my silver plate and chest excepting one salver which I wish Mrs HENNELL to have.
  • Proceeds of dwellinghouse to be equally divided between three daughters.
  • Residue equally between daughters Emma SETON and Anna Inman HENNELL.
  • Will dated 1 Dec 1873, Barbara ORTON. Witnessed by J Penrice BELL, Solicitor, Cheltenham; Elizabeth ROWLEY.
  • Codicil, dated 5 Oct 1875, furniture to daughter Catherine LOCH
  • Witnessed by Charlotte Catherine INMAN, Meens Terrace, Sheffield, Eliza DAVIS, Cheltenham.
  • The Will with a Codicil of Barbara ORTON, late of Cheltenham in Co. of Gloucester, widow, who died 24 Oct 1875 at Cheltenham, was proved at Gloucester by Emma SETON (wife of Bruce SETON, Colonel Retired List Bombay Army), of Cheltenham, and Anne Inman HENNELL (wife of Samuel HENNELL, Colonel Retired List Bombay Army), of Ventnor in the Isle of Wight, the daughters, the Executrixes. Effects under £800. Resworn March 1876, under £1,500.
  • Mary Isabella ORTON, widow of Westmill House, Ware, Herts.
  • Executors: eldest son James Inman ORTON, son in law Edward SAWER, 229 Geering Rd, Clapton
  • Four children: James Inman ORTON, Emma Catherine ORTON, Ada REYNOLDS, William Loch ORTON
  • Dated 2 Dec 1885
  • Witnessed by Jane BURNETT, Lizzie LIVING.
  • Mary Isabella ORTON, formerly of Westmill House, Ware, Herts., but late of Sunnyside, Tarring Road, Worthing, Sussex, widow, died 22 March 1891 at Sunnyside.
  • Adm. granted 16th May 1891 to James Inman ORTON of Sunnyside, gent., the son, and Edward SAWER of 229 Evering Rd, Clapton, Middlesex, manager of Steam Ship Company.
  • James Inman ORTON, Hadlow Villa, Tarring Road, Worthing, Sussex, gent.
  • my sister, Emma Catherine SAWER of Avon Lodge, Warwick Road, Clapton, London.
  • Will dated 2 Jan 1902.
  • 28 Mar 1906, administration with will was granted to Emma Catherine SAWER, the universal legatee.
  • James Inman ORTON of Hadlow Villa, Tarring Rd, Worthing, died 4 Mar 1906. Admon (with will) London, to Emma Catherine SAWER (wife of Edward SAWER). Effects £2202-13-4.
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