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Ambrose AWDRY of Seend [11986]
Mary SELFE [11987]
John Ambrose AWDRY [11984]
Judith WHITAKER [11985]
Ambrose AWDRY of Seend [11982]
Jane AWDRY [11983]

John AWDRY Esq of Notton [11977]


Family Links

1. Priscilla GODDARD [11979]

2. Sarah Susannah ROSTON [20083]
3. Mary Magdalene MASSE [11980]

John AWDRY Esq of Notton [11977]

  • Born: 30 Sep 1732, Seend WIL
  • Christened: 27 Oct 1732, Seend WIL
  • Marriage (1): Priscilla GODDARD [11979] on 25 Jun 1765
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Susannah ROSTON [20083] on 5 Oct 1772 in Easton Grey WIL
  • Marriage (3): Mary Magdalene MASSE [11980] on 12 Mar 1770 in Laycock WIL
  • Died: 11 May 1802 aged 69
  • Buried: Seend WIL

bullet  General Notes:

John Awdry 27 Oct 1732
Seend ,WIL
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.

bullet  Research Notes:

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

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John married Priscilla GODDARD [11979] [MRIN: 4025], daughter of Ambrose GODDARD of Swindon WIL [22675] and Unknown, on 25 Jun 1765. (Priscilla GODDARD [11979] was born about 1735, died on 2 Dec 1768 and was buried in Seend WIL.)


John next married Sarah Susannah ROSTON [20083] [MRIN: 4024], daughter of Thomas ROSTON of Barton Court Stafford [20082] and Susanna LONG [11978], on 5 Oct 1772 in Easton Grey WIL. (Sarah Susannah ROSTON [20083] 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 [11980] [MRIN: 4026], daughter of James MASSE [22677] and Unknown, on 12 Mar 1770 in Laycock WIL. (Mary Magdalene MASSE [11980] was born about 1741, died on 22 Feb 1771 and was buried in Seend WIL.)

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