THE STOREYS OF LANCASTER.
elected Hunting Mayor for this Township this ensuing year by a majority of one
vote, and Christopher Gilpin is the said Mayor's Voucher for performance of
Conditions as Witness our hands - Witnesses, Revd. Birkett, Michael Benson, Thomas
Dixon.' In this case thirty people voted at the election. There is now a lapse of
thirteen years to 1792, where we find that the rendezvous has been changed to the
ancient 'Black Cock Hostelry,'
which used to occupy a site near the junction
of the Troutbeck and Ambleside roads near Troutbeck Bridge."
In the Colton Register Book, A.D. 1623, is this entry:-
1623-Buryed July, Sr. Willm. Greenupp, Curate of Coulton.
KENDAL DEANERY. Carr
408. Regd. Will.
George Brown of the Town End in
Troutbeck in the parish of Windermere Westmld
Commends his Soul to the
mercy of Almighty God. I give
all my customary Lands and Tenements unto my
loving wife Agnes during her Widowhood; after her death to bequeath all that
Messuage and Tenement called Dixon Tenemt
unto my young son George
and to his Heirs for ever excepting one close called High Close and one
parcel of ground called Sikefootdale, m
y Son George to pay 5/- yearly
unto the Lord thereof and the remainder of the rent of the sd
to be paid to my elder son Rowland Brown and his Heirs. I give unto my Son Rowland
Brown and to his Heirs for ever All that my tenement whereon I now dwell with all
the rest of my customary lands in Troutbeck. Sd
. Rowland to pay from the
same £50 unto my five daughters Jane, Agnes, Elizabeth, Martha and Ann, to be
equally divided amongst them, ½ within one year after the death or
determination of the Widow estate of sd
. Agnes my now wife-and the other
half within two years. Further legacies to my Son Rowland. I appoint as executor
Agnes my wife and Rowland my elder son." To him is left residue of testators
property. Appoints as Supervisors of his will Benjamin Brown, William Birkett of
the Wood, George Birkett all of Troutbeck; gives to each 5s.
Dated 8 Feby 1696.
Witnesses: Geo: Brown, James Birkett, Ben: Brown.
Proved at K. Kendl. 8vo die Augt. A.D. 1702.
The testator's son, Rowland Browne, had a daughter Agnes, called after her
grandmother, the wife of George Browne, the said testator. Rowland Browne's
daughter became the wife of John Storey, of Long Greenhead, Applethwaite.
In the pedigree of Mr. John Storey Gardner, a Storey-Bell marriage appears. The
following Gretna register of marriage came into the Storey family owing to this
The Gretna Hall Linton marriage registers are in the custody of Mr. Alexander
Macdougall, manager of the Annan branch of the Bank of Scotland. They begin in 1825
and end in 1855. The Lang marriage registers of Gretna are or were (1909) in the
hands of a descendant, Mr. Simon Lang, of High Street, Felling, Gateshead-upon-Tyne.
In the Lintons' Register on the 15th August, 1825, is this entry:-
"John Bell from the parish of Bolton [le-Sands] Lancashire, to Nancy Makinson from
same Parish and County."