Ann Norton

b. 1670
FatherEdward Norton b. 4 Apr 1630
MotherAnn Langford
     Ann Norton was born in 1670 at Henfield, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Edward Norton and Ann Langford.
Ann Norton is mentioned in the will of William Norton dated 5 March 1670 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1
Ann Norton married John Agate circa 1695 at Sussex, England.1
As of circa 1695, her married name was Agate.

Family

John Agate
Marriage*
Ann Norton married John Agate circa 1695 at Sussex, England.1 

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).

Sarah Yates

d. 1685
     Sarah Yates and John Norton obtained a marriage licence on 18 November 1671 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Hurstpierpoint; Sarah of Twineham.1
As of 18 November 1671, her married name was Norton.
Sarah Yates died in 1685 at Twineham, Sussex, England.
Sarah Yates was buried on 19 September 1685 at St Peter, Twineham, Sussex, England, "wife of John of Hurst."2

Family

John Norton b. 11 May 1634, d. 1708
Marriage License*
Sarah Yates and John Norton obtained a marriage licence on 18 November 1671 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, John of Hurstpierpoint; Sarah of Twineham.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Rachel Gilse

     Rachel Gilse married John Norton, son of Edward Norton and Ann Langford, on 28 April 1687 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England, John of Poynings; Rachel of Horsted Keynes.1
As of 28 April 1687, her married name was Norton.

Family

John Norton b. 6 Sep 1666, d. 1736
Marriage*
Rachel Gilse married John Norton, son of Edward Norton and Ann Langford, on 28 April 1687 at Horsted Keynes, Sussex, England, John of Poynings; Rachel of Horsted Keynes.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Dwite

d. 1697
     John Dwite and Mary Norton obtained a marriage licence on 24 June 1686 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Surname DWYTE. John of Clayton; Mary of Poynings.1
John Dwite married Mary Norton, daughter of Edward Norton and Ann Langford, on 24 June 1686 at Westmeston, Sussex, England, John of Clayton; Mary of Poynings.1
John Dwite left a will made on 22 October 1696 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
John Dwite. Will 22 Oct 1696. Proved 16 Apr 1698
John Dwite of Ditchalling, yeoman Made 22 October 1696
wife Mary
son Thomas Dwite
son John (under 21)
children Mary and Ann
freehold lands in Ditchalling called Little Joynture and part of a field called Great Jointure
copyhold lands and barn called Barn Dells in Ditchalling holden of the manor of Ditchalling Garden
house, buildings called Leasing Hill in the tenure of Edward Gatland of Ditchalling, butcher, and John Lashmer senior of Ditchalling, tailor, lying in Ditchalling and holden of the manor of Ditchalling
copyhold land in Ditchalling holden of the manor of Ditchalling Garden called Coopers Croft
Executors: Brothers William Hills of Hendfield, yeoman, and John Norton of Hendfield, yeoman
Overseers: Brother Thomas Osborne of Newtimber, gentleman and cousin, John Friend of Newtimber, yeoman
Proved at Lewes, 16 April 1698.
John Dwite died in 1697 at Ditchling, Sussex, England.
John Dwite was buried on 21 December 1697 at St Margaret, Ditchling, Sussex, England, "Affid 27th."2
His estate was probated on 16 April 1698 at Lewes, Sussex, England.

Family

Mary Norton b. 1668, d. 1753
Marriage License
John Dwite and Mary Norton obtained a marriage licence on 24 June 1686 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, Surname DWYTE. John of Clayton; Mary of Poynings.1 
Marriage*
John Dwite married Mary Norton, daughter of Edward Norton and Ann Langford, on 24 June 1686 at Westmeston, Sussex, England, John of Clayton; Mary of Poynings.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Agate

     John Agate married Ann Norton, daughter of Edward Norton and Ann Langford, circa 1695 at Sussex, England.1

Family

Ann Norton b. 1670
Marriage*
John Agate married Ann Norton, daughter of Edward Norton and Ann Langford, circa 1695 at Sussex, England.1 

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).

John Mitchell

     John Mitchell and Ann Norton obtained a marriage licence on 27 April 1685 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, John is gent from Henfield; Ann is spinster from Hurstpierpoint.

Family

Ann Norton b. c 1660
Marriage License*
John Mitchell and Ann Norton obtained a marriage licence on 27 April 1685 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, John is gent from Henfield; Ann is spinster from Hurstpierpoint. 

William Marchant

b. 4 February 1644/45, d. 1706
     William Marchant was baptized on 4 February 1644/45 at Albourne, Sussex, England.
William Marchant married Mary Chatfield on 2 May 1672 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, William of Henfield (Albourne.)1
William Marchant died in 1706 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
William Marchant was buried on 17 August 1706 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Family

Mary Chatfield b. c 1651, d. 1727
Marriage*
William Marchant married Mary Chatfield on 2 May 1672 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, William of Henfield (Albourne.)1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Mary Chatfield

b. circa 1651, d. 1727
     Mary Chatfield was born circa 1651 at Sussex, England.
Mary Chatfield and an unknown person obtained a marriage licence on 20 April 1672 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Lewes, Sussex, England, William of Albourne; Mary of Chiddlingly.1
Mary Chatfield married William Marchant on 2 May 1672 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, William of Henfield (Albourne.)1
As of 2 May 1672, her married name was Marchant.
Mary Chatfield died in 1727 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. Chest tomb 100 at HPP?

Family

William Marchant b. 4 Feb 1644/45, d. 1706
Marriage*
Mary Chatfield married William Marchant on 2 May 1672 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, William of Henfield (Albourne.)1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Thomas Marchant

b. 23 March 1675/76, d. 14 September 1728
FatherWilliam Marchant b. 4 Feb 1644/45, d. 1706
MotherMary Chatfield b. c 1651, d. 1727
Diary of Thomas Marchant 1714-1728
     Thomas Marchant was born on 23 March 1675/76 at England. He was the son of William Marchant and Mary Chatfield.
Thomas Marchant married Elizabeth Stone on 10 September 1700 at Slaugham, Sussex, England.
Thomas Marchant was a yeoman in 1706.1
Thomas Marchant is now well know for the diary he kept between 1714 and 1728 (his death). It has been published as a book: "A Fine Day in Hurstpierpoint: the Diary of Thomas Marchant 1714-1728". Edited by Anthony Bower.2
Thomas Marchant died on 14 September 1728 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, at age 52.
Thomas Marchant was buried on 17 September 1728 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Family

Elizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
Marriage*
Thomas Marchant married Elizabeth Stone on 10 September 1700 at Slaugham, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "for daughter Anne."
  2. [S602] Anthony Bower ed. "A Fine Day in Hurstpierpoint: the Diary of Thomas Marchant 1714-1728", Hurst History Study Group, First Edition (2005) unknown isbn.

Elizabeth Stone

b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     Elizabeth Stone was born on 10 May 1679 at Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Stone was baptized on 16 May 1679 at Rusper, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Stone married Thomas Marchant, son of William Marchant and Mary Chatfield, on 10 September 1700 at Slaugham, Sussex, England.
As of 10 September 1700, her married name was Marchant.
Elizabeth Stone died in 1757 at Slaugham, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Stone was buried on 13 May 1757 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Family

Thomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
Marriage*
Elizabeth Stone married Thomas Marchant, son of William Marchant and Mary Chatfield, on 10 September 1700 at Slaugham, Sussex, England
Children

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 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 Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth Smith

     Elizabeth Smith married Thomas Norton, son of Edward Norton and Ann Langford, on 5 June 1705 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1
As of 5 June 1705, her married name was Norton.

Family

Thomas Norton b. c 1676, d. 1745
Marriage*
Elizabeth Smith married Thomas Norton, son of Edward Norton and Ann Langford, on 5 June 1705 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to 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
As of 11 August 1730, her married name was Marchant.
Sarah Norton is mentioned in 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 Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to 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).

William Marchant

b. 3 November 1701, d. 16 December 1776
FatherThomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
MotherElizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     William Marchant was baptized on 3 November 1701 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone.
William Marchant married Sarah Norton, daughter of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 11 August 1730 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, Surname NORTEN. Sarah of Hurstpierpoint.1
William Marchant is mentioned in the will of Thomas Norton dated 31 July 1740 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2
William Marchant is mentioned in the will of Thomas Norton dated 25 May 1758 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.3
William Marchant died on 16 December 1776 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, at age 75.
William Marchant was buried on 22 December 1776 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Family

Sarah Norton b. 4 Feb 1710/11, d. 1756
Marriage*
William Marchant married Sarah Norton, daughter of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 11 August 1730 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, Surname NORTEN. Sarah of Hurstpierpoint.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to 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. [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. 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 is mentioned in 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 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).

Margaret Courtness

     Margaret Courtness married Thomas Norton, son of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 27 November 1744 at Withyham, Sussex, England, Thomas of Hurstpierpoint; Margaret of Lindfield.1
As of 27 November 1744, her married name was Norton.

Family

Thomas Norton b. 1713, d. Jul 1758
Marriage*
Margaret Courtness married Thomas Norton, son of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 27 November 1744 at Withyham, Sussex, England, Thomas of Hurstpierpoint; Margaret of Lindfield.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

James Norton

b. 1722
FatherThomas Norton b. c 1676, d. 1745
MotherElizabeth Smith
     James Norton was born in 1722 at Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith.
James Norton is mentioned in the will of Thomas Norton dated 31 July 1740 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.1
James Norton married Rebecca Steel on 22 June 1752 at Newtimber, Sussex, England, James of Hurstpierpoint; Rebecca of the same parish.2
James Norton is mentioned in the will of Thomas Norton dated 25 May 1758 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.3

Family

Rebecca Steel
Marriage*
James Norton married Rebecca Steel on 22 June 1752 at Newtimber, Sussex, England, James of Hurstpierpoint; Rebecca of the same parish.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 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).

Rebecca Steel

     Rebecca Steel married James Norton, son of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 22 June 1752 at Newtimber, Sussex, England, James of Hurstpierpoint; Rebecca of the same parish.1
As of 22 June 1752, her married name was Norton.

Family

James Norton b. 1722
Marriage*
Rebecca Steel married James Norton, son of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 22 June 1752 at Newtimber, Sussex, England, James of Hurstpierpoint; Rebecca of the same parish.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Elizabeth Norton

b. 1706
FatherThomas Norton b. c 1676, d. 1745
MotherElizabeth Smith
     Elizabeth Norton was born in 1706 at Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith.
Elizabeth Norton married Philip Soale on 30 April 1733 at Twineham, Sussex, England, Elizabeth of Hurstpierpoint; Philip of West Grinstead, surname SCALE.1
As of 30 April 1733, her married name was Soale.
Elizabeth Norton is mentioned in the will of Thomas Norton dated 31 July 1740 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2

Family

Philip Soale
Marriage*
Elizabeth Norton married Philip Soale on 30 April 1733 at Twineham, Sussex, England, Elizabeth of Hurstpierpoint; Philip of West Grinstead, surname SCALE.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to 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).

Philip Soale

     Philip Soale married Elizabeth Norton, daughter of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 30 April 1733 at Twineham, Sussex, England, Elizabeth of Hurstpierpoint; Philip of West Grinstead, surname SCALE.1

Family

Elizabeth Norton b. 1706
Marriage*
Philip Soale married Elizabeth Norton, daughter of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 30 April 1733 at Twineham, Sussex, England, Elizabeth of Hurstpierpoint; Philip of West Grinstead, surname SCALE.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

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
As of 11 July 1740, her married name was Berry.
Mary Norton is mentioned in 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 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).

Thomas Berry

     Thomas Berry married Mary Norton, daughter of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 11 July 1740 at Bolney, Sussex, England, Mary of Hurstpierpoint; Thomas of Bolney.1
Thomas Berry is mentioned in the will of Thomas Norton dated 31 July 1740 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2

Family

Mary Norton b. 1715
Marriage*
Thomas Berry married Mary Norton, daughter of Thomas Norton and Elizabeth Smith, on 11 July 1740 at Bolney, Sussex, England, Mary of Hurstpierpoint; Thomas of Bolney.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to 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).

Thomas Marchant

b. 10 May 1703, d. 1707
FatherThomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
MotherElizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     Thomas Marchant was born on 10 May 1703 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone.
Thomas Marchant was baptized on 18 May 1703 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
Thomas Marchant died in 1707 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
Thomas Marchant was buried on 22 December 1707 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

James Marchant

b. 26 October 1710, d. 1712
FatherThomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
MotherElizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     James Marchant was baptized on 26 October 1710 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone.
James Marchant died in 1712 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
James Marchant was buried on 22 January 1712 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

John Marchant

b. 7 February 1705/6, d. 31 March 1728
FatherThomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
MotherElizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     John Marchant was baptized on 7 February 1705/6 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone.
John Marchant died on 31 March 1728 at Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, at age 22.

Elizabeth Marchant

b. 22 February 1701/2, d. 1723
FatherThomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
MotherElizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     Elizabeth Marchant was baptized on 22 February 1701/2 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone.
Elizabeth Marchant died in 1723 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Marchant was buried on 20 December 1723 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, Hurstpierpoint tomb.

Ann Marchant

b. 17 December 1706, d. circa 1707
FatherThomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
MotherElizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     Ann Marchant was baptized on 17 December 1706 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone.
Ann Marchant died circa 1707 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Mary Marchant

b. 26 November 1707, d. circa 1708
FatherThomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
MotherElizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     Mary Marchant was baptized on 26 November 1707 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone.
Mary Marchant died circa 1708 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Mary Marchant

b. 18 September 1712, d. 28 February 1745/46
FatherThomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
MotherElizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     Mary Marchant was baptized on 18 September 1712 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone.
Mary Marchant was also known as Molly.
Mary Marchant married Christopher Dodson on 24 August 1731 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England.
As of 24 August 1731, her married name was Dodson.
Mary Marchant died on 28 February 1745/46 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England, at age 33.
Mary Marchant was buried after 28 February 1745/46 at St Lawrence Chapel, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.

Family

Christopher Dodson
Marriage*
Mary Marchant married Christopher Dodson on 24 August 1731 at Wivelsfield, Sussex, England

Ann Marchant

b. 24 September 1715, d. 1723
FatherThomas Marchant b. 23 Mar 1675/76, d. 14 Sep 1728
MotherElizabeth Stone b. 10 May 1679, d. 1757
     Ann Marchant was born on 24 September 1715 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Marchant and Elizabeth Stone.
Ann Marchant was baptized on 4 October 1715 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
Ann Marchant was also known as Nanny.
Ann Marchant died in 1723 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.
Ann Marchant was buried on 20 December 1723 at Holy Trinity, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.