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EDGOOSE, John

Male 1802 - 1841  (39 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, John 
    Born 1802  West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 25 Apr 1802  West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Oct 1841  Gedney, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 8 Oct 1841  West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I297  Edgoose
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, John,   b. 1770, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother STANTON, Mary,   b. 1776, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 12 May 1796  West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family HOLBORN, Mary,   b. 1803, Terrington St. Clement, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1886, Walsoken, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1837  Wisbech, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, James,   b. 8 Sep 1837, Gedney, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1895, Sunderland, County Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, John Thomas,   b. 29 Sep 1839, Gedney, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. EDGOOSE, Elizabeth,   b. 6 Jan 1842, Gedney, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1911, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 
    Family ID F193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • JOHN EDGOOSE 1802-1841

      John, son of John and Mary EDGOOSE, was baptised at West Walton, Norfolk, on 25 April 1802. John EDGOOSE had married Mary STANTON at West Walton on 12 May 1796.

      27 January 1829. Admission of John EDGOOSE from the Surrender of John, James and William LEWIN at a special Court Baron held on 29 January 1829:
      "At this Court It is certified by the said Steward and also presented by the Homage of this Court that John LEWIN of Leverington in the Isle of Ely in the County of Cambridge Farmer and James LEWIN of the same place Farmer (the two only Sons and Coheirs in Gavelkind of John LEWIN late of Leverington aforesaid Farmer deceased who was one of the two only Sons and Coheirs in Gavelkind of Richard LEWIN heretofore of Leverington aforesaid Farmer deceased who was the surviving Devisee in trust named in the will of John STANTON late of West Walton in the County of Norfolk Butcher deceased) and William LEWIN of Leverington aforesaid Farmer (the other of the said two only Sons and Coheirs in Gavelkind of the said late Richard LEWIN) and which said John LEWIN (the Surrenderor) James LEWIN and William LEWIN are the now Coheirs in Gavelkind of the said Richard LEWIN deceased and also Copyhold tenants of the said manor and Trustees according to the custom thereof of the hereditaments hereinafter described in Consideration of the sum of two hundred and three pounds of lawful current English money to the said John LEWIN (the Surrenderor) James LEWIN and William LEWIN paid by John EDGOOSE [1802-1841] of West Walton aforesaid yeoman (the surrenderee) hereinafter named in full for the absolute purchase of the hereditaments thereinafter described and to be applied by them according to the trusts of the said Will of the said John STANTON deceased Did on this present twenty seventh day of January out of court surrender out of their respective hands into the hands of the Lord of the said manor by the hands of the said Steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor All that piece or parcel of land late part of the Commons and waste lands of West Walton aforesaid marked in the Commissioners Award no. 46 situate in West Walton aforesaid on Steel Green Common containing two acres three roods and twenty four perches (more or less) bounded on the north by a public road no. 8 leading to Dickerson's Lane on the East by land sold to John FISHER (no. 19) on the South by old inclosed lands late belonging to James BELLAMY Esquire deceased and on the west by an allotment to Robert BEAN (no. 47) (which said piece or parcel of land intended to be thereby surrendered was allotted and awarded by the Commissioners appointed for the Inclosure of the Commons and waste lands in the parish of West Walton aforesaid to Mary the wife of John EDGOOSE [1770-1820] in respect of her messuage and two roods of land copyhold of the said manor with the appurtenances and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders thereof and all the estate right title and interest of each and every of them the said John LEWIN (the Surrenderor) James LEWIN and William LEWIN of in or out of the said premises or any part thereof To the only proper Use and Behoof of the said John EDGOOSE and of his heirs and assigns for ever Now to this Court cometh the said John EDGOOSE and prayeth the favour of the Lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the land and premises so surrendered to his use as aforesaid (that is to say) To All that the said piece or parcel of land late part of the Commons and waste lands of West Walton aforesaid marked in the Commissioners Award (no. 16) situate in West Walton aforesaid on Steel Green Common containing by admeasurement two acres three roods and twenty four perches (more or less) hereinbefore described (which premises the said John LEWIN James LEWIN and William LEWIN had and took up to them and their heirs as the Coheirs in Gavelkind of the said Richard LEWIN deceased and under the will of the said late John STANTON at this present Special Court Baron as by the record thereof doth appear) and the said John EDGOOSE is thereupon admitted tenant thereof To whom the Lord of the said manor by his said Steward hath delivered seizin thereof by the rod To hold to the said John EDGOOSE and his heirs of the Lord at the Will of the Lord according to the custom of the said manor by the ancient yearly rents fealty suit of court and all other Services for the same due and of right accustomed Saving the rights of &c. and he giveth the Lord for Fine &c. But his fealty is respited until &c."
      (West Walton Coleraine Court Rolls Book 26 pages 384-388)

      27 January 1829. Surrender by John EDGOOSE to the use of his will:
      "And immediately afterwards the said John EDGOOSE a copyhold tenant of the said manor Did in open court surrender out of his hands into the hands of the Lord of the said manor by the hands of his said Steward by the Rod according to the custom thereof All and singular his messuages lands tenements and hereditaments holden of the said manor by copy of Court Roll To the Use and Behoof of such person or persons and for such estate and estates uses intents and purposes as the said John EDGOOSE by his last will and testament in writing already made or hereafter to be made shall limit declare direct or appoint give or devise the same."
      (West Walton Coleraine Court Rolls Book 26 page 388)
      (The piece of land on the Church Common containing 28 perches no. 74 was purchased by Edward JACKSON for the sum of 10).

      "To be SOLD by AUCTION,
      By Mr. JOHN CROSS
      At the King of Hearts Inn, West Walton in the County of Norfolk, on Friday the 21st day of September 1832
      In West Walton
      Lot 6. - - All those two pieces of new enclosed ARABLE LAND, containing together, by admeasurement, 8A. 1R. 6P. (more or less) on Steel Green common, abutting on public roads north and west, land of John EDGOOSE east, and now in the occupation of Mr. PRATT.
      Freehold ............ 2A. 0R. 0P.
      Copyhold ............ 6A. 1R. 6P.
      -----------------------------------
      8A. 1R. 6P."
      (Cambridge Chronicle & Journal, 7 September 1832. Surnames capitalised)

      According to the 1832 Land Tax Assessments for West Walton John EDGOOSE occupied land belonging to Thomas CUNNINGHAM (rental 7 10s. od., yearly tax 1.10s.0d.) as well as land in his own ownership (rental 1. 0s. 0d., yearly tax 4s.0d.).

      16 May 1836 (6 October 1832). Admission of Thomas CUNNINGTON from the Surrender of John EDGOOSE:
      "At this Court It is certified by the said Steward and also presented by the Homage of this Court that John EDGOOSE of West Walton in the County of Norfolk Farmer a copyhold Tenant of the said manor in consideration of the sum of one hundred and seventy five pounds of lawful current English money to him paid by Thomas CUNNINGTON of Walsoken in the said County Gentleman the Surrenderee thereinafter named for the absolute purchase of the hereditaments thereinafter described Did out of Court on the Sixth day of October in the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty two surrender out of his hands into the hands of the Lord of the said manor by the hands of the said Steward by the road according to the custom of the said manor all that piece or parcel of land late part of the commons and waste lands of West Walton aforesaid marked in the Commissioners Award No.46 situate in West Walton aforesaid on Steel Green Common containing Two acres three roods and twenty four perches (more or less) bounded on the north by a public road No.8 leading to Dickersons lane on the East by land sold to sold to John FISHER No 19 on the South by old Inclosed Lands late belonging to James BELLAMY Esquire deceased and on the west by an allotment to Robert BEAN No. 47 to which said land and premises the said John EDGOOSE was admitted to him and his heirs at a court held for the said Manor on the twenty seventh day of January one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine with the appurtenances and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders thereof and all the estate right title and interest of the said John EDGOOSE of in to or out of the said premises To the only proper use and behoof of the said Thomas CUNNINGTON and of his heirs and assigns for ever according to the custom of the said manor Now to this Court cometh the said Thomas CUNNINGTON and the prayeth the favor [sic] of the Lord of the said Manor to be admitted tenant to the said land and premises so surrendered to him by the said John EDGOOSE as aforesaid and the said Thomas CUNNINGTON is thereupon admitted tenant thereof" etc. etc.
      (West Walton Coleraine Court Rolls Book 27 pages 254-258 16 May 1836)

      16 May 1836 (16 October 1830). John EDGOOSE to Thomas CUNNINGTON Conditional Surrender:
      "At tis Court It is certified by the said Steward and also presented by the Homage of this Court that John EDGOOSE of West Walton in the County of Norfolk Yeoman a copyhold Tenant of the said manor did on the sixteenth day of October in the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty out of Court surrender out of his hands into the hands of the Lord of the said manor by the hands of William Pike BAYS Gentleman Deputy Steward of the said manor for that purpose specially appointed by the rod according to the custom thereof all that piece or parcel of land late part of the Commons and Waste Lands of West Walton aforesaid marked in the Commissioners Award No.46 situate in West Walton aforesaid on Steel Green Common containing Two acres three roods and twenty four perches (be the same more or less) bounded on the north by a public road No.8 leading to Dickersons Lane on the east by land sold to John FISHER No.19 on the South by old inclosed lands late belonging to James BELLAMY Esquire deceased and on the west by an allotment to Robert BEAN No.47 and holden of the said manor by copy of Court Roll To which premises the said John EDGOOSE was admitted to him and his heirs from the Surrender of John LEWIN James LEWIN and William LEWIN at a Court holden for the said Manor on the twenty seventh day of January One thousand eight hundred and twenty nine with the appurtenances and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders thereof and all the the estate right title and interest whatsoever of the said John EDGOOSE both at law and in equity therein and thereto To the use and behoof of Thomas CUNNINGTON of Walsoken in the said County of Norfolk Farmer his heirs and assigns forever upon condition nevertheless that if the said John EDGOOSE his heirs executors or administrators should well and truly pay or cause to be paid to the said Thomas CUNNINGTON his executors administrators or assigns the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds of lawful current English money with lawful interest for the same on the sixteenth day of April then next without any deduction whatsoever Then the said Surrender to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force."
      (West Walton Coleraine Court Rolls Book 27 pages 257-258 16 May 1836).

      16 May 1836 (5 October 1832). Thomas CUNNINGTON to John EDGOOSE Acknowledgement of Satisfaction:
      "At this Court it is certified by the said Steward and also presented by the Homage of this Court that Thomas CUNNINGTON of Walsoken in the County of Norfolk Gentleman did by writing under his hand bearing date the fifth day of October in the year One thousand eight hundred and thirty two thereby acknowledge to have received of and from John EDGOOSE of West Walton in the said County of Norfolk Yeoman full satisfaction upon a certain Conditional Surrender made and passed by the said John EDGOOSE on or about the sixteenth day of October One thousand eight hundred and thirty of all that piece or parcel of land late part of the commons and waste lands of West Walton aforesaid marked in the Commissioners Award No.46 situate in West Walton aforesaid on Steel Green Common containing Two acres three roods and twenty four perches (more or less) bounded on the north by a public road No.8 leading to Dickersons Lane on the East by land sold to John FISHER and No.19 on the South by old enclosed Lands late belonging to James BELLAMY Esquire deceased and on the west by an allotment to Robert BEAN No.47 and holden of the said manor by Copy of Court Roll To the use of the said Thomas CUNNINGTON his heirs and assigns and the said Thomas CUNNINGTON did thereby release and discharge the said land and hereditaments from the said Conditional Surrender and did thereby authorise the Steward of the said manor to enter his Acknowledgement of satisfaction on the said surrender in the Court Books of the said manor and the same is here entered accordingly."
      (West Walton Coleraine Court Rolls Book 27 pages 265-266 16 May 1636).

      He married Marey HOLBORN of Terrington St. Clement at St. Peters, Wisbech, on 25 June 1837. William BILLS and Hannah LEADBEATER were witnesses.

      Their son James EDGOOSE was born at Gedney, Lincolnshire, on 8 September 1837 and baptised there on 1 October. John EDGOOSE was decribed as a pig jobber on the birth certificate, but according to Gedney parish register John HEADGOOSE was a publican of Gedney Rampart.

      John Thomas, son of James and Sarah (sic) HEADGOOSE was baptised at Gedney on 29 September 1839. James HEADGOOSE was a pig jobber of Gedney Churchend. Sarah was named Sarah ALBAN (HOLBORN).

      The family was listed at two places in the 1841 census, an apparently not uncommon occurrence. On one return they are listed as living with John EDGOOSE's sister Ann OLDFIELD at West Walton:
      Ann OLDFIELD, aged 40, farmer, born in Norfolk;
      William OLDFIELD, aged 12, born in Norfolk;
      John BALLS, aged 35, agricultural labourer, born in Norfolk;
      *John EDGOOSE, aged 35, agricultural labourer, born in Norfolk;
      Mary EDOOSE, aged 35, born in Norfolk;
      James EDGOOSE, aged 3, not born in Norfolk;
      John EDGOOSE, aged 1, not born in Norfolk;
      (HO107/770/13/10/11)
      On the other return they are listed at Church Street, Gedney, Lincolnshire:
      *John EDGOOS (sic), aged 35, stock jobber, born in Lincolnshire;
      Mary EDGOOS (sic), aged 35, not born in Lincolnshire;
      Sarah EDGOOS (sic), aged 10, not born in Lincolnshire;
      James EDGOOS (sic), aged 3, born in Lincolnshire;
      John EDGOOS (sic), aged 1, born in Lincolnshire;
      James GUNMAN, aged 75, labourer, born in Lincolnshire;
      A.......... MORE, aged 20, born in Lincolnshire;
      MarySMITH, aged 75, born in Lincolnshire.
      (HO107/607/2/47/6)

      John EDDGOOSE (sic) died at Gedney on 5 October 1841 of cholera. Sarah FULCHER of Gedney was present and made her mark. On the death certificate his occupation was given as "jobber", his age as 40 years.
      (GRO December Q 1841 Holbeach 14 265)

      According to West Walton parish register "John EDGOOSE from Gedney in the County of Lincoln" was buried there on 8 October 1841 aged 41.

      The rest of the family must have returned to Gedney for, on 6 January 1842, their daughter Elizabeth was born there. Mary EDDGOOSE (sic) of Gedney, her mother, informed the registrar. According to Gedney parish register John HEADGOOSE was described as a pig-jobber of Gedney Churchend when Elizabeth was baptised on 6 February 1842.

      (revised 18.10.2015)