Mary Norton

b. 1668, d. 1753
FatherEdward Norton b. 4 Apr 1630
MotherAnn Langford
     Mary Norton was born in 1668 at Henfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Edward Norton and Ann Langford.
Mary Norton witnessed the will of William Norton dated 5 March 1670 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1
Mary Norton and John Dwite obtained a marriage licence on 24 June 1686 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Surname DWYTE. John of Clayton; Mary of Poynings.2
Mary Norton married John Dwite on 24 June 1686 at Westmeston, Sussex, England, John of Clayton; Mary of Poynings.2
Mary Norton died in 1753 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
Mary Norton was buried on 1 December 1753 at St Margaret, Ditchling, Sussex, England.3

Family

John Dwite d. 1697
Marriage License
Mary Norton and John Dwite obtained a marriage licence on 24 June 1686 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Surname DWYTE. John of Clayton; Mary of Poynings.2 
Marriage*
Mary Norton married John Dwite on 24 June 1686 at Westmeston, Sussex, England, John of Clayton; Mary of Poynings.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S600] Will of William Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 5 Mar 1670, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1671. (ESRO: W/A 32.175).
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary Norton

b. 1715
FatherThomas Norton b. c 1676, d. 1745
MotherElizabeth Smith
     Mary Norton was born in 1715 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith.
Mary Norton married Thomas Berry on 11 July 1740 at Bolney, Sussex, England, Mary of Hurstpierpoint; Thomas of Bolney.1
Mary Norton witnessed the will of Thomas Norton dated 31 July 1740 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2

Family

Thomas Berry
Marriage*
Mary Norton married Thomas Berry on 11 July 1740 at Bolney, Sussex, England, Mary of Hurstpierpoint; Thomas of Bolney.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S601] Will of Thomas Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 31 Jul 1740, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 28 Jun 1746. (ESRO: W/A 57.374).

Mary Norton

b. 23 August 1688
FatherJohn Norton b. 6 Sep 1666, d. 1736
MotherRachel Gilse
     Mary Norton was baptized on 23 August 1688 at St Peter, Henfield, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Norton and Rachel Gilse.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ninian Norton

b. 1 July 1604
FatherEdward Norton
     Ninian Norton was baptized on 1 July 1604 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Edward Norton.

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Rachel Norton

b. 23 August 1688
FatherJohn Norton b. 6 Sep 1666, d. 1736
MotherRachel Gilse
     Rachel Norton was baptized on 23 August 1688 at St Peter, Henfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Norton and Rachel Gilse.

Robert Norton

b. 31 January 1694/95
FatherThomas Norton b. 6 Jun 1668, d. 1745
MotherFrances Whitpaine
     Robert Norton was baptized on 31 January 1694/95 at St John the Baptist, Clayton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Norton and Frances Whitpaine.
Robert Norton married Mary Peckham, daughter of Thomas Peckham and Jane (?), on 14 September 1723 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2

Family

Mary Peckham b. 13 Jan 1694/95
Marriage*
Robert Norton married Mary Peckham, daughter of Thomas Peckham and Jane (?), on 14 September 1723 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Sarah Norton

b. 4 February 1710/11, d. 1756
FatherThomas Norton b. c 1676, d. 1745
MotherElizabeth Smith
     Sarah Norton was baptized on 4 February 1710/11 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith.
Sarah Norton married William Marchant, son of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone, on 11 August 1730 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, Surname NORTEN. Sarah of Hurstpierpoint.2
Sarah Norton witnessed the will of Thomas Norton dated 31 July 1740 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.3
Sarah Norton died in 1756 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Family

William Marchant b. 3 Nov 1701, d. 16 Dec 1776
Marriage*
Sarah Norton married William Marchant, son of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone, on 11 August 1730 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, Surname NORTEN. Sarah of Hurstpierpoint.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S601] Will of Thomas Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 31 Jul 1740, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 28 Jun 1746. (ESRO: W/A 57.374).

Sarah Norton

b. 16 October 1672
FatherJohn Norton b. 11 May 1634, d. 1708
MotherSarah Yates d. 1685
     Sarah Norton was baptized on 16 October 1672 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Norton and Sarah Yates.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Sarah Norton1

b. 22 July 1702
FatherThomas Norton1 b. 6 Jun 1668, d. 1745
MotherFrances Whitpaine1
     Sarah Norton was baptized on 22 July 1702 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Norton and Frances Whitpaine.1

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Norton

b. 23 September 1627, d. 1689
FatherNinian Norton b. 1 Jul 1604
     Thomas Norton was baptized on 23 September 1627 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Ninian Norton.
Thomas Norton married Ann Luxford on 26 October 1656 at Cowfold, Sussex, England, Thomas of Hurstpierpoint.2
Thomas Norton witnessed the will of William Norton dated 5 March 1670 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.3
Thomas Norton died in 1689 at Sussex, England.

Family

Ann Luxford
Marriage*
Thomas Norton married Ann Luxford on 26 October 1656 at Cowfold, Sussex, England, Thomas of Hurstpierpoint.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S600] Will of William Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 5 Mar 1670, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1671. (ESRO: W/A 32.175).

Thomas Norton

b. 6 June 1668, d. 1745
FatherThomas Norton b. 23 Sep 1627, d. 1689
MotherAnn Luxford
     Thomas Norton was born on 6 June 1668 at Clayton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Norton and Ann Luxford.
Thomas Norton was baptized on 14 June 1668 at St John the Baptist, Clayton, Sussex, England.1
Thomas Norton witnessed the will of William Norton dated 5 March 1670 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2
Thomas Norton and Frances Whitpaine obtained a marriage licence on 17 May 1690 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Thomas a yeoman from Clayton; Frances from Hurstpierpoint.3
Thomas Norton married Frances Whitpaine on 22 May 1690 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, surname WHITEPAIN.3
Thomas Norton was a yeoman in 1700.1
Thomas Norton was a farmer in 1705.1
Thomas Norton was buried in 1745 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, either 8 Jul 1745 or 18 Oct 1745 (there are two burials for a Thomas Norton in 1745.)4
Thomas Norton died in 1745 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Family

Frances Whitpaine
Marriage License*
Thomas Norton and Frances Whitpaine obtained a marriage licence on 17 May 1690 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Thomas a yeoman from Clayton; Frances from Hurstpierpoint.3 
Marriage
Thomas Norton married Frances Whitpaine on 22 May 1690 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, surname WHITEPAIN.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S600] Will of William Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 5 Mar 1670, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1671. (ESRO: W/A 32.175).
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Norton

b. circa 1676, d. 1745
FatherEdward Norton b. 4 Apr 1630
MotherAnn Langford
     Thomas Norton was born circa 1676 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Edward Norton and Ann Langford.
Thomas Norton married Elizabeth Smith on 5 June 1705 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1
Thomas Norton left a will made on 31 July 1740 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2
THOMAS NORTON 1740       ESRO W/A 57.374
father-in-law to WILLIAM MARCHANT (son of THOMAS MARCHANT the diarist)

In the Name of God Amen I THOMAS NORTON of Northend in the Parish of Hurstpierpoint in the County of Sussex Gentleman being of sound Mind and Memory and Understanding (praised be God) __ this thirty first Day of July in the fourteenth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God King of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the Faith in the Year of our Lord 1740 make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following First I give unto God my Soul into the _________ _____ my Saviour Jesus Christ _________ _________ _______my worldly Estate I Dispose thereof in the following manner that is to say I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife ELIZABETH NORTON the Feather bed Curtains Vallance and every Thing thereunto belonging and also the Furniture in the Hall Chamber of my Dwelling House wherein we commonly Lye and as much other Household goods as she shall want for her own particular Use for her Life time and at her Death it shall be my Son Jameses Also I will and bequeath unto my Eldest Son Thomas Norton the Sum of Five Pounds of Lawful money of Great Britain to buy him Mourning and to be paid him by my Executor hereinafter named within one Month after my Death Allso I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Elizabeth Sole the Sum of Five Pounds of Lawful money of Great Britain for the same Use and to be payd at the same time as Thomas Norton above said Allso I give and bequeath unto my Daughter SARAH MARCHANT the wife of WILLIAM MARCHANT of Hurstpierpoint aforesaid Gentleman the Sum of Five Pounds of Lawful money of Great Britain for the same Use and to be payd at the same time as Thomas Norton above said Allso I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Berry the Sum of Five Pounds to be payd allso by my Executor within one Month after my Death And Further my Will is that if the said Thomas Berry the Husband of my Daughter Mary Berry shall die before her that then she shall have the Sum of Ten (or Two?) Pounds by the Year during her Natural Life to be payd her by half yearly payment by my Executor the first payment to begin and be made half a year after my Death Allso I Give Devise and bequeath unto my Son James Norton all that my Messuages Tenement Stable Buildings Garden Parkside and Orchard with therein all and every of their Appurtenances Situate Lying and being in the parish of Hurstpierpoint aforesaid called or commonly known by the Name ______ or any part thereof is are or hath been called or known and now or late in the Tenure or Occupation of Edward Box or his Assigns and allso all that my Farm buildings and about eighteen Acres of Land be the same more or less with their and every of their Appurtenances late Averys commonly called or known by the Name of or by whatsoever other Name or Names the same or any part or parcell thereof is are or hath been called or known Situate lying and being in the Parish of Hurstpierpoint aforesaid and in the Tenure or Occupation of me the said Thomas Norton And Allso All that my Messuages or Tenement Barn and Buildings together with the Lands thereunto belonging late Steels with their and every of their Appurtenances Situate lying and being at Sayers Common in the parish of Hurstpierpoint aforesaid To have and To hold all and Singular the said devised Messuages or also Tenant Barns Buildings Lands and Premises with their and every of their Appurtenances unto the said James Norton and his Heirs and Assigns for Ever All the rest and residue of my Goods Chattells Credits and Personall Estate whatsoever & Give and bequeath unto my said Son James Norton whom I make Ordain and Constitute to be my sole Executor of this my Last Will and Testament And I hereby revoke all former Wills by me at any time heretofore made And I solemnly Nominate Constitute and appoint my Eldest son Thomas Norton before named and my Kinsman Thomas Norton of Hangleton to be the Trustees for this my Will and to be Guardians to my said to Son James Norton until he shall attain the Age of one and twenty years.
In Witness whereof that this my last Will and Testament being contained _____sett my Hand and Witness in Presence of the said Testator
John Howard Henry Wickham Thomas Pontin

The Will of THOMAS NORTON of Northend in the parish of Hurstpierpoint within the Archdeaconry of Lewes was proved the Twenty eighth day of June one Thousand and seven hundred and Forty Six before the Reverend Mr Edward Lund Clerk Surrogate a so forth upon the Oath of James Norton Sole Executor in the said Will named to who the administration of the Goods &c was Committed being first sworn well and faithfull administer the same and so forth

People mentioned in the will
Testator     THOMAS NORTON, born 1676, buried at Hurst 1745
Wife     ELIZABETH nee SMITH, married 1705
Eldest son Thomas Norton, born 1713, wed Margaret Courtness 1744, buried at Hurst 1758
Son     James Norton, born 1722, wed Rebecca Steele 1752
Daughter     Elizabeth, born 1706, wed Phillip Soale 1733
Daughter     SARAH, born 1710, wed 1730, buried at Hurst 1756
Son-in-law WILLIAM MARCHANT, born 1701, buried at Hurst 1776
Daughter     Mary Berry, born 1715, wed 1740, buried at Hurst 1743
Son-in-law Thomas Berry
Kinsman     Thomas Norton
     Edward Box
Died 1750 - see Inventory. Although no records have been found for Edward there was a close relationship between the Box, Norton and Marchant families:
John Box, born 1685 was married to Ann Marchant (aunt of WILLIAM MARCHANT mentioned above) and John was himself the son of Charity Norton (cousin to THOMAS NORTON the testator).
Witness     John Howard
Witness     Henry Wickham
Witness     Thomas Ponti

Synopsis
"     various household goods to wife ELIZABETH to pass to son James at her death
"     £5 each to children (Thomas, Elizabeth Soale, SARAH MARCHANT, Mary Berry) that they may buy Mourning
"     £10 p.a. to Mary Berry if her husband should predecease her
"     Averys (in tenancy of son Thomas) left to youngest son James together with Steels at Sayers Common
"     residue of estate left to son James
(Transcribed and annotated by the Hurst History Study Group www.hurst-hsg.net.)
Thomas Norton was buried in 1745 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, either 8 Jul 1745 or 18 Oct 1745 (there are two burials for a Thomas Norton in 1745.)3
Thomas Norton died in 1745 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 28 June 1746 at Lewes, Sussex, England.2

Family

Elizabeth Smith
Marriage*
Thomas Norton married Elizabeth Smith on 5 June 1705 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S601] Will of Thomas Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 31 Jul 1740, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 28 Jun 1746. (ESRO: W/A 57.374).
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Norton

b. 1713, d. July 1758
FatherThomas Norton b. c 1676, d. 1745
MotherElizabeth Smith
     Thomas Norton was born in 1713 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith.
Thomas Norton witnessed the will of Thomas Norton dated 31 July 1740 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1
Thomas Norton married Margaret Courtness on 27 November 1744 at Withyham, Sussex, England, Thomas of Hurstpierpoint; Margaret of Lindfield.2
Thomas Norton left a will made on 25 May 1758 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.3
Thomas Norton 1758                          ESRO W/A 59.712-715
(brother of SARAH who married WILLIAM MARCHANT son of THOMAS the diarist)

In the name of God Amen I Thomas Norton of Hurstpierpoint in the County of Sussex gentleman do this twenty fifth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight make this my last will and testament in manner and form following First I give and bequeath unto my nephew John Marchant and unto my three neices the son and daughters of my brother in law William Marchant the sum of one hundred pounds apiece to be paid to them respectively as their ages attain to the age of one and twenty years I give and bequeath unto my niece Phil Berry the sum of one hundred pounds to be paid her at her age of one and twenty years Also I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Margaret the sum of Forty pounds to be paid her within one month after my death And whereas I have surrendered into the hands of the Lord of the Manor of Hurst all that my copyhold Farm and lands called and Horns als Ebbets in Hurstpierpoint aforesaid to the use of my will Now I do hereby give and bequeath the same unto my brother James Norton his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give and devise unto my brother James Norton and his Heirs all that my Farm and lands called Berryland Expectant on the death of my wife To hold the same Expectant as aforesaid to the said James Norton his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I farther give and bequeath unto my said wife Margaret one annuity of Twenty pounds to be paid her by two equal half yearly payments for and during the term of her natural life or day of marriage which shall first happen by my Executor hereafter named And whereas I am possessed of or otherwise entitled unto all that Freehold and Messuage farm and lands called Newhouse Expectant on the death of my Aunt Elizabeth Norton and being also possessed of or otherwise entitled unto all that Leasehold Messuage or Tenament Farm and Lands called Stuckles and Tuckfield in Hurstpierpoint and Alborn Expectant as aforesaid Now I do hereby give and devise the same unto my nephew Philip Soal of Hurstpierpoint aforesaid gentleman his Heirs and Assigns for ever Charged and Chargeable nevertheless with the true payment of all my debts of what nature or kind soever And I give and bequeath unto my said wife the use and occupation of my house wherein I now dwell for the term of her natural life or day of marriage and from and immediately after the determination of that estate then I give and devise the same to the said Philip Soal and his Heirs To hold the same to the said Philip Soal his Heirs and Assigns for ever Also I give and bequeath unto my said wife the rest of all my household goods Linen and Plate during her life or day of marriage and my will and desire farther is and I hereby order and direct the said Philip Soal as soon as conveniently can be after my Death to make Sale of my aforesaid reversion (Expectant on the death of my Aunt) of into and out of aforesaid Freehold Messuage Lands and Premises called Newhouse and Leasehold called Stuckles and Tuckfield and the money arising by such sale to apply towards payment of my debts unless he shall think fit otherwise to discharge the same All the rest residue and remainder of my goods chattels real and personal estate whatsoever after payment of my debts and legacies I give and devise and bequeath the same unto the said Philip Soal his Heirs Executors Assignors and Assigns for ever and I make him sole Executor of this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the day and year first above written Thomas Norton
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Thomas Norton as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who have set our names as witnesses in the presence of the said testator (the interlineation being first made) John Parson Edmund Parson Fra Chasmore

The will of Thomas Norton late of Hurstpierpoint within the Archdeaconry of Lewes deceased was proved the twenty ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty eight before the Reverend Mr Edward Lund clerk surrogate and soforth upon the oath of Philip Soal the only Executor in the said will named To whom was committed the administration of the goods he being first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same and soforth


People mentioned in the will

Testator     Thomas Norton b. 1713 Hurst, wed Withyham 1744, buried Hurst 7/1758
Wife     Margaret nee Courtness
Brother in law     WILLIAM MARCHANT b. 1701 (son of THOMAS the diarist), wed SARAH NORTON Wivelsfield 1730, buried Hurst 1776
Nephew     
Niece     
Nephew     Philip Soal b. 1734 Hurst, son of Philip Soal and Elizabeth Norton (b. 1706)
Niece     Phil Berry b. 1741 Bolney, daughter of Thomas Berry and Mary Norton (b. 1715)
Aunt     Elizabeth Norton probably the wife of John Norton (b. 1674)
Brother     James Norton b. 1722 Hurst, wed Rebecca Steele 1752
Witnesses John Parson
     Edmund Parson
     Fra Chasmore

Synopsis
"     £100 each to two children of WILLIAM MARCHANT
"     £40 to wife Margaret plus annuity of £20
"     Horns/Ebbets to brother James
"     Berryland to brother James
"     Newhouse Expectant to Philip Soal upon death of Thomas's aunt Elizabeth Norton plus Stuckles, Tuckfield and Albourn Expectant all to be sold to cover Thomas's debts and legacies - the residue to go to Philip
"     Use of his house to his wife together with household goods
(Transcribed and annotated by the Hurst History Study Group www.hurst-hsg.net.)
Thomas Norton died in July 1758 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
His estate was probated on 29 July 1758 at Lewes, Sussex, England.3

Family

Margaret Courtness
Marriage*
Thomas Norton married Margaret Courtness on 27 November 1744 at Withyham, Sussex, England, Thomas of Hurstpierpoint; Margaret of Lindfield.2 

Citations

  1. [S601] Will of Thomas Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 31 Jul 1740, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 28 Jun 1746. (ESRO: W/A 57.374).
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S603] Will of Thomas Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 25 May 1758, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 29 Jul 1758. (ESRO: W/A 59.712-715).

Thomas Norton

b. 5 November 1691
FatherThomas Norton b. 6 Jun 1668, d. 1745
MotherFrances Whitpaine
     Thomas Norton was baptized on 5 November 1691 at St John the Baptist, Clayton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Norton and Frances Whitpaine.
Thomas Norton and Ann Bish obtained a marriage licence on 11 January 1716/17 at Archdeaconry of Chichester, Sussex, England, Thomas is a bachelor yeoman of Hurstpierpoint; Ann a spinster of Findon.2
Thomas Norton married Ann Bish on 16 January 1716/17 at Slaugham, Sussex, England.2
Thomas Norton witnessed the will of Thomas Norton dated 31 July 1740 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.3

Family

Ann Bish
Marriage License*
Thomas Norton and Ann Bish obtained a marriage licence on 11 January 1716/17 at Archdeaconry of Chichester, Sussex, England, Thomas is a bachelor yeoman of Hurstpierpoint; Ann a spinster of Findon.2 
Marriage
Thomas Norton married Ann Bish on 16 January 1716/17 at Slaugham, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S601] Will of Thomas Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 31 Jul 1740, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 28 Jun 1746. (ESRO: W/A 57.374).

Thomas Norton

b. 7 November 1718
FatherThomas Norton b. 5 Nov 1691
MotherAnn Bish
     Thomas Norton was baptized on 7 November 1718 at Pyecombe The Transfiguration, Pyecombe, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Norton and Ann Bish.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Norton

b. 4 August 1760
FatherJohn Norton b. c 1720
MotherAnne Bridger
     Thomas Norton was born on 4 August 1760 at Portslade, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Norton and Anne Bridger.
Thomas Norton was baptized on 8 August 1760 at St Nicholas, Portslade, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

William Norton

b. 1624, d. 1671
FatherNinian Norton b. 1 Jul 1604
     William Norton was born in 1624 at Slaugham, Sussex, England. He was the son of Ninian Norton.
William Norton left a will made on 5 March 1670 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1
William Norton 1671            ESRO W/A 32.175
(great uncle to SARAH NORTON who married WILLIAM MARCHANT son of THOMAS the diarist)

In the Name of God Amen I William Norton of Hurstpierpoint in the County of Sussex yeoman being sick of body but of good and perfect remembrance God bee praised for the same doo make and declare this to bee my last will and testament revoking by those _________ all other will or wills whatsoever heretofore by mee made either word or writing and this to bee taken for my last will and testament and none other Imprimis I give my Soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it mee and my body to bee buried at Twineham in the ________ burying place in Humphery Killingbeck's land according to the discretion of my Executor Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Norton my brother twelve pounds of good and lawful money of England to bee paid him by my Executor within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Norton the eldest daughter of Thomas Norton my brother Five pounds of lawful money of England to bee put out for her use within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Ann Norton the daughter of Thomas Norton my brother Five pounds to bee put out for her use within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto unto Thomas Norton the sonne of Thomas Norton my brother Five pounds of like lawful money of England to bee put out for his use within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Charity Norton the daughter of Thomas Norton my brother Five pounds to bee put out for her use within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Edward Norton my brother Sixty pounds of lawful money of England to bee paid him within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto John Norton the sonne of Edward Norton _________ Twenty pounds to bee paid to his father for his use within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Mary Norton the daughter of Edward Norton Ten pounds of lawful money of England to bee paid to her father for her use within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Ann Norton the daughter of Edward Norton Ten pounds to bee paid to her father within six months after my decease for her use Item I give and bequeath unto Thomas Batte Twenty shillings to bee paid unto him within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Widdow Rickward Twenty shillings to bee paid her within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Ann Linfild the wife of William Linfild Twenty shillings to bee paid her within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Widd Brocker (??) Ten shillings to bee paid her within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Henry Chatfield Ten shillings to bee paid him within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Ann Batte Ten shillings to bee paid her within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath unto Eliza Ede Ten shillings to bee paid her within six months after my decease Item I give and bequeath into the hands of Humphrey Killingbeck of Twynham in the County of Sussex yeoman and John Grover of Hurstpierpoint cooper and Frances Randall of the same husbandman Fifteen pounds of good and lawful money of England to bee by them disposed by them to the use of the poore amongst the people called Quakers as they shall see fitt to bee paid by my Executor to them within six months after my decease And I doo make JOHN NORTON my younger brother Executor wholly to this my last will and testament and doo desire my trusty and well beloved friends Nicholas Yoakhurst of Hurstpierpoint yeoman and Nicholas Maynard of Clayton carpenter to bee overseers to this my last will and testament hoping that by their good advice and counsell they will and assist my Executor in his Executorshipp And that this my last will and testament In witness whereof I have hereunto interchangeably sett my hand seale the fifth day of March Anno Domini 1670 William Norton
Witness Thomas Torner William Best Thomas Trendall

Latin Probate

People mentioned in the will
Testator     William, eldest son of NINIAN NORTON, b. 1624 Slaugham
(sentenced in 1660 because of his Quaker beliefs)
Brother     Thomas b. 1627 Hurst, wed Ann Luxford 1656 Cowfold, died 1689
Niece     Mary b. 1658 Hurst, wed Joseph Webb, buried 1690 Clayton
Niece     Ann b. c. 1660
Nephew     Thomas b. 1668 Clayton, wed Frances Whitpaine 1690 Hurst
Niece     Charity b. 1663 Clayton, wed John Box 1684 Clayton
Brother     Edward b. 1630 Hurst, wed Ann Langford
Nephew     John b. 1666 Henfield, wed Rachel Gilse 1687 Horsted Keynes, d. 1735
Niece     Mary b. 1668 Henfield, wed John Dwite 1686 Westmeston
Niece     Ann b 1670 Henfield, wed John Agate
Youngest brother     JOHN NORTON b. 1631 Hurst, wed SARAH YATES 1671, d. 1708
     Thomas Batte
     Ann Batte
     Ann Linfild and husband William
     Widow Rickward
     Widow Brocker
     Henry Chatfield
     Eliza Ede
     Humphrey Killingbeck (Quaker of Twineham)
     John Grover (Quaker)
     Frances Randall (Quaker), wed Susannah Parson 1672 Hurst, imprisoned for his beliefs in 1660 till January 1661
Friends     Nicholas Yoakhurst (Quaker) imprisoned from 22/11/1660 - 8/1/1661 for attending meetings of "Friends of Truth" at Lewes
     Nicholas Maynard
     Thomas Torner
     William Best
     Thomas Trendall
Synopsis
"     William was a Quaker and wanted to be buried in Quaker land at Twineham
"     £12 to brother Thomas Norton and £5 each to his children Mary, Ann, Thomas and Charity
"     £60 to brother Edward Norton and to his children John £20, Mary £10 and Ann £10
"     the Executorship to youngest brother JOHN
"     £1 to Thomas Batte
"     £1 to Widow Rickward
"     £1 to Ann Linfild
"     10/- to Widow Brocker
"     10/- to Henry Chatfield
"     10/- to Ann Batte
"     10/- to Eliza Ede
"     £15 to Humphrey Killingbeck, John Grover and Francis Randall to distribute to poor Quakers
(Transcribed and annotated by the Hurst History Study Group www.hurst-hsg.net.)
His estate was probated in 1671 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1
William Norton died in 1671 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Citations

  1. [S600] Will of William Northon of Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, made 5 Mar 1670, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 1671. (ESRO: W/A 32.175).

William Norton1

b. 11 November 1700
FatherThomas Norton1 b. 6 Jun 1668, d. 1745
MotherFrances Whitpaine1
     William Norton was baptized on 11 November 1700 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Norton and Frances Whitpaine.1

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Emily J Nunn

b. circa 1866
FatherHenry Nunn (?) b. 13 Aug 1836
MotherJane Mountjoy b. c 1839
     Emily J Nunn was born circa 1866 at Lambeth, Surrey, England.1 She was the daughter of Henry Nunn (?) and Jane Mountjoy.

Citations

  1. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 689; Folio: 63; Page: 12; GSU roll: 823334."

Anne Nutley

b. 5 May 1622
FatherRichard Nutley d. 1669
MotherMary (?) d. 1671
     Anne Nutley was baptized on 5 May 1622 at St Mary the Virgin, Ringmer, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Richard Nutley and Mary (?)

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.