1770 - 1844 (~ 74 years)
||John Gilpin |
||Bought Sedbury Hall from the descendants of Christopher Boynton, who originally built at. At the time he and Jemima occupied it the original Medieval building was still part of the Hall, but it was completely rebuilt after the Gilpin-Browns sold it. |
||Vicar of Stockton |
||17 Feb 1844
||Sedbury Hall, Yorks
The Revd John Gilpin of Sedbury
jewels and ... namely a sprig ornament for the head a Maltese Cross a pair of ear rings a Song Broach two pins and a pair of bracelets diamond clasps with Roman pearl all of which belonged to Dame Elizabeth Preston the late sister of my wife Jemima Gilpin to Richard Bethell of Rise...Esquire and William Sampson of York Place in the County of Middlesex Esquire upon trust
[to be held according to the will of Elizabeth Preston - not clear whether they are to be sold]
I bequeath the household furniture plate china linen glass books prints pictures wines and liquors fuel consumable provisions and other household ... belonging to me and all other in my personal estate and effects to my said wife Jemima Gilpin
I devise that my manor of Sedbury ... and all my freehold messuages lands tenements tithes and hereditaments in Sedbury.. to my nephew William Gilpin of East Sheen .. Esq and Robert Rayson of Stockton in the county of Durham gentleman upon trust to sell the same together or in parcels...and out of the proceeds to [pay all debts and expenses and invest the remainder in stocks, funds securities, income to go to Jemima then after her death held in trust for his only surviving son George Gilpin]
I devise and bequeath the residue of my ffreehold and copyhold [properties] to my said wife to her heirs and assigns [and Trustees are charged to handle the management].
Proved London 19 Mar 1844.
- Memorial in Arkengarthdale Church
In Memory of
the Revd John Gilpin
of Sedbury in the Norrth Riding of Yorkshire
a Magistrate for the Counties of York and Durham
and sometime Vicar of Stockton Upon Tees
He married Jemima, youngest daughter of
George Brown of Stockton, Esquire
and on the demise of her brother
became connected with the
Manor and Estate of Arkengarthdale
of the distribution of the wealth
thus committed to his trust
he followed the example of his predecessor
by zealously promoting
the spiritual and temporal wellbeing
of his tenants and the other
inhabitants of the parish.
He supported on a liberal scale
all the voluntary charities established by his brother-in-law
and expended a considerable sum in improving
and ornamenting this church.
His whole conduct was influenced
by a strict adherence to Christian principles,
and he was highly esteemed for his kind and benevolent disposition,
and the undeviating uprightness of his character.
||26 Aug 2020 |