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  • ID: I33825
  • Name: John Wilson
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1697
  • Note: Died age 84 1 2
  • Death: 14 MAY 1781 2
  • Burial: Norfolk 3
  • Residence: Kings Lynn, Norfolk
  • Occupation: Sheriff of Norfolk 1735. Mayor of King's Lynn 1753. 2
  • MEM: Norfolk: MI 3
  • Note: 4 5 6 1

    The younger son of Edward Wilson, who died in 1708.
    John?s elder brother Henry Wilson of Didlington married Elizabeth Knyvet in 1720, bringing the Berners peerage into the Wilson Family. Henry died in 1741. John Wilson married Anne, the daughter and heir of Thomas Archdale of Stanhoe (no date given for marriage).
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    Had:
    John (b 10 Dec 1741, d 2 Jan 1742, buried at Didlington.)
    Catherine
    Mary (d 14 May 1739 age 5)
    Elizabeth (b 20 April 1741, d 26 Oct 174-)
    Edward (b 20 March 1742, d 1 April 1742)
    Robert
    Archdale (perished at sea on board ye Prince George, Man-of-War (Burnt April 11th, 1758) on his travels to Italy.)
    And another John?
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    KNY 225-228 370 x 6
    Conveyance for purposes of Common Recovery
    Creation dates: 1755-1781
    4 parchments
    Scope and Content
    By John Wilson Esq. whereby the manor house called Knight Thorpe otherwise Bootthorpe in Loughborough and lands (described) there and in Thorpe Acre; mansion house or site of the manor of Tugby and other property there inc. Tugby wood, moiety of Tugby Rectory, and rent from windmill; royalty of the manor of Goadby and moiety of manor of Tugby; were to be recovered to use of John Wilson then of Archdale his son, 1755.
    Also similar conveyance of same property to be recovered to use of Archdale Wilson Tayler, Archdale Wilson's devisee, 1781. The latter is annotated as to subsequent sale or demolition of houses.
    (COMMON RECOVERY: a process by which land was transferred instead of using a conveyance; a common recovery was a piece of legal fiction involving the party transferring the land, a notional tenant and the party acquiring the land; the tenant was ejected to effect the transfer)
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    Sir John Sedley or Sidly, son of Sir Isaac Sedley and Elizabeth Holdych, sold all the Holdich property in Norfolk, including Didlington, to a merchant from Merton, Surrey, Robert Wilson* son of Rowland in 1650.
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    St. Pancras, Soper Lane. This was a famous Independent church whose minister was appointed by the parish and whose parishioners included the three pillars of radicalism in the City: Rowland Wilson, who would become sheriff [1649-1650], and Robert Tichborne and John Ireton, who would become lord mayors of the republic.
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    CristoV kai kerdoV: Christ the Life, and Death the Gain of every true believer; or, the life of a saint resolved into Christ and his death into gain: held forth clearly in a sermon [on Phil. 1. 21] at the funeral of Rowland Wilson, esq. a Member of Parliament. . . . Together with an epistle dedicatory wherein is an exact account . . . of the superlative worth of this eminent servant of Christ, and of the Commonwealth, by G. Cokayn. 4to. London, 1650. (In BM)
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    The death in 1650 of Rowland Wilson, was attributed to melancholy and guilt for his involvement in the trial of Charles I.
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    Thomas Crispe's depositions stated that in 1649 he was the chief factor on the Gold Coast for Rowland Wilson, Maurice Thompson, John Wood and Thomas Walter, whom he called The Guinea Company (of London).
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    In several lists [for the trial of of Charles I] Alderman John Wollaston substituted for Rowland Wilson, City alderman and MP for Calne in Wiltshire.
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    *ancestor of Lord Berners, who in 1855 again sold Didlington to William George Tyssen Amherst.
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    Robert W of Merton, 1st of Didlington d 11 Nov 1660, and had a son Edward W of Didlington, who married Judith, dau of Henry Webster of Bungay, who had a son Henry Wilson of Didlington, who married 2 Mar 1720 Elizabeth Knyvet(t), from whom the Berners connection.
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    Joseph Parker, citizen and skinner, died between 1642 and 1644, leaving as heir his daughter Elizabeth, who as Elizabeth Clarke, widow, in 1661 conveyed one moiety of the property [in St Pancras Soper Lane] to Joanna, daughter of John Parker, and her male issue by her deceased husband, Robert Wilson of Merton (Surrey), and the other moiety to Joanna's sister Elizabeth, who subsequently married Luke Cordwell, esquire, of Higham (Kent).
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    Robert Wilson who married Joanna Parker is given as born ?1625 Ght-Thorpe, Middle Temple & Merton.? in IGI. D 11 Nov 1660
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    PRO Online has a will of a John Wilson of King?s Lynn proved (?) 6 June 1781.
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    KNY 73-97 369 x 8
    "Deeds of capital messuage or manor house, lands (described), watermill etc. in Alexton...sold by George Lord Willoughby de Broke to James Wilson in 1721.?
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    Reference: KNY 35-72 (369 x 5 35-44) (369 x 6 45-53) (369 x 7 54-72)
    Deeds of the manor and advowson of Alexton and other lands there (described) inc.
    Creation dates: 1664-1775
    Alexton Wood, mortgaged by Sir William Wayte to Sir Abraham Cullen in 1662 and passing by marriage via Henry Noel to Charles Boyle, Earl of Burlington. It was conveyed by his heirs to John Knight and George Watson in 1768-1769 and by them to William Wilson in 1771.
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    It seems he had two daughters only who survived to 1776.: Jane who married a Mr [Edmund] Allen (who died before 1776) and had a son John Wilson Allen; and Ann.
    Will mentions grandsons Archdale Wilson and Joseph Tayler and grandaughters Elizabeth, Mary, Jane, Catherine, Harriot, Charlotte, and Frances Tayler.
    Willed his lands at Stanhoe to his daughter Jane (Allen).
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    Robt. Wilson and Jno: Wilson 40- both subscribed to a fund for repressing the Scots rebels in 1745. [The modern notes say that Jno Wilson was John Wilson, esq., of Stanhoe and High Sheriff of Norfolk in 1732-3]
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    Norwich Assembly August 1714:
    Agreed alsoe by this <Committee>*Assembly* that Mr / John Wilson upon payment of Fifty pounds / according to his Bond be discharged the Office / of Sheriff for ever.
    [Was this the same man who was Sheriff in 1732-3?]
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    A John Wilson b Abt 1657 of Knight Thorpe married Mary Walpole of Houghton 26 May 1684 She died sp.
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    Worth a look?:
    Norfolk Record Office FILE - Unbound scrapbook containing printed Norfolk pedigrees etc. of Norfolk families with a very few manuscript items. - ref.  MC 166/260, 633 x 1  - date: 1731-1887 [from Scope and Content] 149, 150. Cuttings etc. re Sir Archdale Wilson c.1858
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    To find where his memorial is, see:
    ?...26, 1767, and John Wilson, Esqre, who died May 14, 1781, in his 84th year.?
    (The Church Heraldry of Norfolk: pt. VIII. 1893. Page 149.)
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    Deeds, Stanhoe Estate, 1676-1909:
    Deeds of property described in 1699 as the manor of Marches in Stanhoe, Barwick, North Creake and Docking; Marches Close and Hallyard with a decayed dovehouse in Stanhoe; 28a. 3.5r. in several pieces within the Easthall foldcourse, and an unnamed foldcourse, in Stanhoe, North Creake and Docking, and from 1724 including Stanhoe Hall. In 1788, following various purchases in and exchanges, it was described as Stanhoe Hall, five messuages, and 870 acres in Stanhoe, Barwick, North Creake and Docking. From 1806 a farmhouse with Home Close and other lands (listed) and a messuage divided into three dwellings, in Stanhoe and Docking, is described.
    In 1699 the estate was settled before the marriage between Thomas Archdale, Esq., and Jane daughter of Charles Turner, gent., and in 1724 a moiety was further settled following the marriage between John Wilson, Esq., and Anne daughter of Thomas Archdale, the latter settlement also including a moiety of the manor and manor house of Thornham and property there and in Ringstead, Wiggenhall St Mary, and Clenchwarton.
    By 1726 both moieties were vested in John and Anne Wilson following the death of Mary Archdale, Anne's sister.
    By Declarations by John and Anne Wilson in 1758 and 1762 the Stanhoe estate was assigned to the use of Jane their daughter and Edmund Allen her husband, the Thornham estate to that of Anne their daughter and Joseph Tayler, doctor in physic, her husband, and the Clenchwarton and Wiggenhall lands were to be sold.
    In 1785 Jane Allen, widow, settled the Stanhoe estate to her own use for life then to John Wilson Allen, Esq., her only son, and it was further settled in 1788-1789 before and after the marriage of John Wilson Allen and Mary daughter of Thomas Day, merchant. In 1806 the estate was sold by John Wilson Allen to trustees for Frederick Hare, Esq.
    (Norfolk Record Office)Page: Vol 2 p1009
  • _UID: 00AEB3617B9246848B9924F9EFE6A0368573
  • Change Date: 5 DEC 2012



    Father: Edward Wilson b: 1653
    Mother: Judith Webster b: ABT 1664 in Suffolk

    Marriage 1 Anne Archdale b: 1702
    • Married: 1724
    • Note: Settlement date 7
    Children
    1. Has Children Ann Wilson b: ABT 1727
    2. Has No Children Archdale Wilson b: BEF 1733
    3. Has No Children Jane Wilson

    Sources:
    1. Type: Web Site
      Title: IGI (Aft Oct 2002)
      Author: LDS
      URL: http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
    2. Type: Tombstone
      Text: Monumental inscription.
    3. Type: Book
      Periodical: The Church Heraldry of Norfolk: A Description of All Coats of Arms on ...
      Author: Edmund Farrer
      Date: 1893
    4. Type: Book
      Periodical: Norfolk Families
      Author: Walter Rye
      Date: 1911
    5. Type: Book
      Periodical: Historical gazetteer of London before the Great Fire.
      Author: D J Keene & Vanessa Harding
      Date: 1987
    6. Type: Will
      Title: Will of John Wilson
    7. Text: CALTHROP OF STANHOE records
      Norfolk Record Office
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