Name: Mary Gott
Note: Died age 77
Death: 13 JUL 1768 in Street, Sussex 1
Note: 2 2|
Change Date: 15 OCT 2011
Left her fortune in her will to Henry Thomas Greening, on the condition he change his name to Gott.
See Sir Henry Thomas Gott in this file.
Mary Gott and her sister Sarah held moieties on certain of the Gott estates.
Mary left her moiety to Henry Thomas Greening who then persuaded Sarah (who was bedridden by this time) to sell her moiety to him for £10,000. He did not pay this sum but instead gave a bond with 4% interest and paid the first quarterly interest. Then the Sarah's sister [Martha]'s family (Hugesson) realised what was happening and had Sarah's moiety revalued at £29,000. Then HTG also had it valued at £19,000 and the Hugessons challenged what HTG had done.
The hearing took place before the Lords Commissioners for Custody of the Great Seal on 10/11/12 December 1770. and although Sarah died, her executors pressed on. The hearings are detailed in Appeals to the House of Lords 1773-1774 pp 46-52, 61-68, 461-464. Both appeals were dismissed and the original order was affirmed. i.e. that the parties should proceed to law at the Kent Assizes.
Will of Mary Gott - proved 1768 says "kinsman Henry Thomas Greening of Brentford End, Isleworth"
Will of Mary Gott of Streat, spinster. 1766-1768. Leaving unspecified real estate; kinsman Henry Thomas Greening of Brentford in Isleworth, Mx, esq (who is to take the name Gott) executor; 13 Oct 1766, proved 16 Jul 1768; codicils of 26 Oct 1766 and 3 Jul 1767 proved 27 Jul 1768
?Neither the will nor the abstract of title (AMS 6454/11/1) give any further details about the relationship between Mary and Henry.? East Sussex Record Office
Mrs. Sarah Gott usually resided at the mansion of Eggarton, and Mary Gott died in 1768, leaving her moiety to Henry Thomas Greening, gent. of Brentford in Middlesex, who afterwards assumed the name of Gott. Sarah, the other sister, died at Eggarton in 1772, and, by will, devised her moiety to the children of William ...
Father: Peter Gott b: 1653
Mother: Martha Western b: 18 NOV 1654 in Rivenhall
- Type: Book
Periodical: Visitations of Sussex
Publication: Harleian Soc
- Text: Jeremy Gott