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Crest of Sir Thomas Storey

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Sunday, 3 February 2008
by Brad Storey


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 Brown and to his Heirs for ever excepting one close called High Close and one parcel of ground called Sikefootdale, my Son George to pay 5/- yearly unto the Lord thereof and the remainder of the rent of the sd. tenement 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 union.

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."