John AWDRY Esq of Notton 
- Born: 30 Sep 1732, Seend WIL
- Christened: 27 Oct 1732, Seend WIL
- Marriage (1): Priscilla GODDARD  on 25 Jun 1765
- Marriage (2): Sarah Susannah ROSTON  on 5 Oct 1772 in Easton Grey WIL
- Marriage (3): Mary Magdalene MASSE  on 12 Mar 1770 in Laycock WIL
- Died: 11 May 1802 aged 69
- Buried: Seend WIL
John Awdry 27 Oct 1732
Father's Ambros Awdry
Mother's Name Jane
Ref: IGI Film number 943579
Monday's fe'nnight, at Eafton Grey, in Wilts, John Awdry, Efq; of Notton, in that county, to Mrs Derbyshire, relict of the Rev Mr Derbyshire, of Chefter.
Ref: Bingley's London Journal (London, England), October 10, 1772 - October 17, 1772; Issue 124.
Also - London Evening Post (London, England), October 13, 1772 - October 15, 1772; Issue 6986.
St. James's Chronicle or the British Evening Post (London, England), October 13, 1772 - October 15, 1772; Issue 1820.
Daily Advertiser (London, England), Thursday, October 15, 1772; Issue 13046.
On Monday laft, at Eafton Grey, in Wilts, John Awdry, Efq; of Notton in the faid County, to Mrs Derbyshire, relict of the late Rev Mr Derbyshire of Chefter.
Ref: General Evening Post (London, England), October 13, 1772 - October 15, 1772; Issue 6086.
also Morning Chronicle and London Advertiser (London, England), Thursday, October 15, 1772; Issue 1060.
Public Advertiser (London, England), Thursday, October 15, 1772; Issue 11727.
Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser (London, England), Friday, October 16, 1772; Issue 13613.
Canonhold Manor Melksham
"At the death of his uncle in 1754 John Awdry was almost certainly a minor; a long period of litigation followed since his title was apparently disputed but possibly by 1760 and certainly by 1762 an agreement was reached. Under a lease of that year Canonhold passed to Thomas Goddard in trust for John Awdry. Thomas Goddard was possibly a brother of Ambrose Goddard of Swindon whose daughter Priscilla married John Awdry in 1765. The trust was confirmed in 1768; in 1777 the manor was sub-leased to Ambrose Goddard, possibly John Awdry's brother-in-law; ten years later John Awdry asked Goddard to mortgage the manor to James Sutton (of New Park in Bishop's Cannings, q.v.). In 1802 Goddard had presumably redeemed the mortgage since a lease of that year shows him holding the manor with remainders to John Awdry & John's half-brother Jeremiah."
John purchased Notton House from Edward Montagu of Lackham in 1766
John was aged 70 at his death.
Wiltshire and Swindon Archive Catalogue - Archive Information
Reference No. 109
Title Awdry Family of Melksham
General titles 109/1-14 Melksham 109/15-93 Manor of Melksham Canonhold 109/ 94-109 Beanacre 109/110-117 Paradice and Libornes farm 109/118-122 Woolmore 109/123-132 Brownes farm 109/133-139 Littlefield 109/140-145 Melksham miscellaneous 109/146-173 Roadmarsh and Bowerhill 109/174-200 Dyehouse 109/201-202 Stratton Orchard 109/203 Colemead 109/204-206 Paradise, etc 109/207-223 Duppetts 109/224-231 Whitley and Shaw 109/232-243 Can Mead 109/244-261 Hancocks 109/262-272 Newtown Farm 109/273 Melksham tithes 109/274-299 Manorial - Melksham Canonhold 109/300-302 Lacock 109/303-391 Seend 109/392-415 Potterne 109/416-421 Wootton, Gloucestershire 109/422 Chessellfield, Broughton Gifford 109/423-430 Box 109/431-432 Bromham 109/433-434 Calne, Bishops Cannings 109/435 Salisbury 109/436 London 109/437 Erlestoke 109/438-443 Upper Seagry 109/444-446 Manor of Corsham 109/447-448 Wills and papers connected with administration of wills 109-449-472 Financial business of various members of the Awdry family 109/473-544 Public business: roads, bridges, armed forces, subsidies 109/545-553 Estate papers 109/554-609 Deeds and papers concerning marriage settlements 109/610-623 Accounts and vouchers for household expenses 109/624-699 Public business of John Awdry: parish, justice. 109/718-753 Private business of John Awdry: includes tithe, elections, militia, society of clothiers, Wilts. Association (constitutional reform movement), turnpikes, shrievalty, Wilts. and Berks. Canal, receiver general of taxes. 109/754-932 Extraneous 109/933-940 Miscellaneous 109/941-947
Image of MI courtesy of T. Pratt Historian.
John married Priscilla GODDARD  [MRIN: 4025], daughter of Ambrose GODDARD of Swindon WIL  and Unknown, on 25 Jun 1765. (Priscilla GODDARD  was born about 1735, died on 2 Dec 1768 and was buried in Seend WIL.)
John next married Sarah Susannah ROSTON  [MRIN: 4024], daughter of Thomas ROSTON of Barton Court Stafford  and Susanna LONG , on 5 Oct 1772 in Easton Grey WIL. (Sarah Susannah ROSTON  was born in 1738, christened on 3 Dec 1738 in Barton Under Needwood STS, died on 1 Jan 1816 and was buried in Seend WIL.)
John next married Mary Magdalene MASSE  [MRIN: 4026], daughter of James MASSE  and Unknown, on 12 Mar 1770 in Laycock WIL. (Mary Magdalene MASSE  was born about 1741, died on 22 Feb 1771 and was buried in Seend WIL.)