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  • ID: I30910
  • Name: William Augustus Gott 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: AFT 1764
  • Note: Not on 1764 chart 2
  • Death: 1860 in Canada 3
  • Residence: Penmyarth, Powys. Ancaster, Canada
  • Occupation: High Sheriff of Brecknockshire 1824
  • Note: 4 5 6 7 7

    Mentioned in his father?s will.
    East Sussex Record Office
    Catalogue Ref. AMS6454 Dinglesden and Frymans Farms in Peasmarsh and Beckley- ref. AMS6454/46  [from Scope and Content] On 28 and 29 August 1811 the four lots, described in detail, were conveyed to John Dulvey and his trustee Thomas Cooper Langford of Udimore, gent, by Ann Gott of Little Boston House, Ealing, widow, Richard Gott of Shrubs Hill House near Staines, esq, William Augustus Gott of Great Witchingham, Norfolk, esq, and their trustees.
    On the banks of the Usk is Penyarth [Penmyarth], a beautiful seat, originally belonging to the Vaughans, afterwards sold to William Augustus Gott, Esq., who built the present mansion, and now [1849] the property of Joseph Bailey, Esq.; it commands rich views of the Vale of Crickhowel.
    Penmyarth House and Park was purchased with the rest of the Estate in 1826 by Joseph Bailey. It became the Dower House and in 1932 Lord Glanusk decided that Glanusk Park was too big to keep open throughout the year and decided to enlarge Penmyarth House and develop the gardens around it.
    In 1806 Penmyarth was owned by a Mr Evan Guillim, in 1824 by W. A. Gott and by about 1830 by a Captain Fredrick, who owned a bank in Crickhowell. Following its purchase by the Glanusk estate it became the agent's house.
    Wrote from Calcutta in 1800/01.
    Was in Baghdad in 1802?
    1810: Married at St Martins in the Fields, Sarah, only dau of Charles Beazley [Beasly ] of Whitehall, and had issue.
    (The Monthly Magazine - Volume 29 - Page 596. 1 July 1810)
    In August 1811 was living at Great Witchingham, Norfolk.
    William Augustus Gott was a man of means. It is not surprising that he left a will, a document which reveals his wealth and provides a partial picture of his family. He was the son of Sir Thomas Gott of Kent, England. His mother was Dame Anne Gott, to whom he refers in his will as having bequeathed him her fine plate which he, in turn, left to his eldest son, William Charles. In the early 1840s William Gott settled in Ancaster and purchased lot 43 in the third concession. Here he built a gracious one- storey house, simple in design, its central doorway enhanced by a fan transom. Gott named his house the Grove, a particularly apt name, for it stands in a grove of fine oak trees which shield it from the road.
    (Governor's Road: Early Buildings and Families from Mississauga to ... - Page 165. Mary Byers, Margaret McBurney. 1989.)
    1838: John Sheenan was indicted for stealing, on the 29th of November, 2 watches, value 131., the goods of William Augustus Gott, in his dwelling-house.
    William Augustus Gott. I am a gentleman, and live in Gordon- square, St. Pancras. The prisoner was employed at my house as a plasterer, in November and December ? I had some ...I am a gentleman, and live in Gordon-square, St. Pancras. The prisoner was employed at my house as a plasterer, in November and December?I had some gold watches in a desk in my library, worth about 13l. together?I saw them safe in September in the desk?I looked at the desk on the 24th of December, and missed them.
    Cross-examined by MR. DOANE. Q. What part of November did the prisoner come to your house? A. On the 24th of November?there were other workmen in the house?there was no boy taken up for this offence to my knowledge?a female servant left my house about that time?she was not discharged.
    JAMES BRADLEY CHAMBERLAIN . I am an optician, and live in Broad-street, St. Giles's. On 29th of November, the prisoner came to my shop, handed a gold watch-case to my son, and asked if it was gold?my son handed it to me?I looked at the inner part which was metal gilt, and said, "I do not think it is," but on turning to the outside, I said, "I think it is, but to remove any doubt, I will try it for you"?the prisoner said he had made a bet of, I think, one shilling?I said, "Who with?"?he said, a jeweller, living at the corner of Stephen-street, Tottenham-court-road?on trying it, I told him it was gold, and asked where he obtained it?he said he found it?I said that the day was wet and stormy, and it appeared perfectly free from wet or dirt?he said, it was covered with paper?I said, "What do you purpose doing with it?"?he said, "To sell it"?I said, "I must prevent that, if what you have said is true, you have no right to sell it"?he said, "You intend to detain it"?I said, "Yes; believing what you have said to be true, I will take your name and address, and advertise it, and if there is any reward, I will pay it to you?but" I said, "I don't know why I should give myself any trouble about it, walk over to the station-house with me, and I will hand it over to them?"?I turned to get my bat, and on turning round he was gone?I have no doubt whatever of his being the man?I gave information within two minutes, and described him at two station-houses?the watch? case remained in my possession till the Sunday morning?I at last gate it to Inspector Rawley.
    Cross-examined. Q. Have you always been positive of the prisoner? A. I said I believed him to be the man in the first instance?I said before the Magistrate that it was a man very much, like the prisoner?my memory is refreshed since then, for before I signed my deposition the prisoner forced his conversation on me, and that forcibly recalled my recollection of him, and I said to the clerk, "I have no hesitation in saying it was the prisoner"?I had never seen him before to my knowledge?I do not deal in watches?I have nothing of the kind in my window?there were three persons present when he came?Mr. Paulson was there?the prisoner was close to me during the whole conversation?I decidedly swear to him?I hive no hesitation in saying he is the man?I have said to-day that I believed him to be the man.
    JOHN JAMES POULSON . I am an oil-man, and live in Broad-street, Bloomsbury. I was in Mr. Chamberlain's shop when a person came in with a watch-case?I believe the prisoner to be the man?I have not a doubt of him.
    Cross-examined. Q. You never had any doubt, had you? A. No?I was there casually, and was talking to Mr. Chamberlain's son?the prisoner came in while I was there?I have not a doubt of his person?he looks different now, but I am certain of him?he looks much more respectable than he did then?he was then in his working, clothes, and so he was when I recognised him in the workshop at his employer's, in Gray's-inn-terrace?I am quite positive he is the man.
    JOHN CRISPIN RAWLEY . I am an Inspector of the E division of police. I took the prisoner into custody from information, on the 7th of January, and received the gold watch-case from Mr. Chamberlain?the prisoner denied having been to the shop with it, and said he knew nothing about it.
    MR. GOTT re-examined., That is the case I lost?the was watches were kept in a large office desk?it was not always locked, but occasionally?it was covered over with a leather case?the room door was only locked at night?the labourers worked in that room?the prisoner, and a boy were the only plasterers employed?there was a carpenter in the room occasionally.
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  • Change Date: 12 MAY 2013

    Father: Henry Thomas Gott b: 1730
    Mother: Ann Hooper b: 8 MAY 1739

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children Augustus Gant Gott
      2. Has No Children Laura Sarah Gott b: 1827 in England

      1. Type: Vital Record
        Title: Will of Sir Henry Thomas Gott, Kt
        Date: Made 24 June 1807, Proved 22 Dec 1809
      2. Text: Account of Births of the Kinnersley Hooper and Whitcombe family.
        Drawn up 1764 by Winifred Hooper nee Kinnersley.
      3. Text: Jeremy Gott
      4. Type: Book
        Periodical: A Topographical Dictionary of Wales
        Date: 1849
      5. Text: Kentchurch Court Archive
        Herefordshire Record Office
      6. Text: Val Bott
        Chiswick Historian
      7. Text: Michael J Hodgson family tree.
        Researched by John Dryden Hodgson in 1882, and Francis Cotterell Hodgson in 1884, from Hawkshead registers, and by Henry John Hodgson from MS books of John Hodgson (1751-1837) and James Hodgson (1711-27).
        Or notes by MJH.
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