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 Guylott

 

This surname page created June 9, 2001 - the 86th anniversary of my father's birth.  

                 

One of our Guylott ancestors married into my father's Walton line in England in April 1805.  The following information has been researched by my Australian cousin Gordon (with help from Linda in England) mainly from Parish Registers, Monumental Inscriptions, Wills and Marriage Allegations and Bonds.    Serendipitously, the latest information from Gordon arrived on what would have been my father's 86th birthday - honoring Dad's ancestors seems especially suitable on the anniversary of his birth. 

Will of William Guylott  - My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather

Will of Robert Guylott  - proven on October 7, 1755

Will of Robert Guylott of Needingworth - 1639 - My Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandfather

Bastardy Bond of Billeth Guylott

Guylott Outline Descendant Tree

Map - area in England where family lived

Whaplode - location of 1805 marriage of William Walton & Elizabeth Guylott

Will of William Guylott of Needingworth

Posted with permission from the County Record Office of Huntingdonshire, England 


This is the last Will and Testament of me William Guylott of Needingworth in the County of Huntingdon Farmer. I do hereby order will and direct that my respected friends Robert Genn and Billett Genn both of Ely, in the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge Gentlemen and Samuel Thorp of Needingworth aforesaid Farmer or the Survivors or survivor of them or the Executors or Administrators of such survivor shall and do as soon as conveniently may be after my decease either by public auction or private contract as to them shall seem best make sale and dispose of All those my Eight Acres and one rood (being part of twelve acres and three roods)of Copyhold Land or Ground lying and being in Needingworth aforesaid now in my own occupation. And also All those Four acres and one rood (more or less) of Copyhold Land or Ground called Hench ditch Close in Needingworth aforesaid now also in my own occupation And also All those Twelve acres (more or less) of Arable Field Land lying and being in Needingworth aforesaid in a certain place there called Hench ditch furlong now also in my own occupation. And also All that Mefsuages or Tenement now divided into two Tenements now in the occupation of the widow Toaks and George Abbott and the Barn in my occupation with their and every of their rights members and appurtenances. And Also all other my Copyhold Mefsuages Lanes and Hereditiments whatsoever and wheresoever (if any) either together or in parcels to such person or persons who shall be willing to become the purchaser or purchasers thereof for the most money and the best price or prices that can be reasonably had or obtained for the same and to receive the consideration money's from the purchasers thereof. And my mind and will is and I do hereby declare that when any person or persons shall become a purchaser or purchasers of either or any of my said Estates the receipt and receipts of my said Trustees Robert Genn Billett Genn and Samuel Thorp or the survivors or survivors of them or their Executors or Administrators of such Survivor shall be a good and sufficient discharge and discharges to such purchaser or purchasers or the purchase money which shall therein be acknowledged or expressed to be received And after such receipt or receipts shall be so given such purchaser or purchasers shall not be liable to see to the applications of the said purchase money nor be answerable or accountable for the misapplication or non application thereof but shall and may hold and enjoy the said hereditiments and premises by them respectively purchased from and after the sale and conveyance to them respectively freed and absolutely discharged of and from all claims and demands whatsoever under and by nature of this my will or any clause matter or thing herein contained . And as to the Money arising from the sale of my said Estates I give and bequeath the same And every part thereof unto the said Robert Genn Billett Genn and Samuel Thorp their Executors and Administrators Upon such and the same trusts and for such and the same contents And purposes as are hereafter mentioned with respect to the arising from the sale of the residue of my personal estate. Them I give and bequeath All and singular my Household Furniture, Plate, Linen and China unto my loving wife Ann Guylott her Executors and Administrators absolutely in her own Goods_______William Guylott Witness_______Geo G Day____Wm N Swallow_______Wm Constable_______and Chattels Them All and singular my Horses and other livestock implements or husbandry Corn Farming and dairy utensils Crops growing and all other my personal estate and effects of what nature or kind soever (not sure or before? disposed of). I Give and Bequeath the same and every part thereof unto the said Robert Genn Billett Genn and Samuel Thorp their Executors and Administrators Upon trust that they my said Trustees or the survivor or survivors of them or the Executors or Administrators of such survivor shall and do as soon as conveniently may be after my decease sell and convert into ready money all such part or parts thereof as shall and consist of money or securities for money and shall and do call security and yet in all such part and parts thereof or consist of money and securities for Money. And my mind and will is and I do hereby declare that the said Robert Genn Billett Genn and Samuel Thorp and the survivor or survivors of them or their Executors or Administrators of such survivor shall stand Possessed of and interested in the monies arising from the sale of my aforesaid personal Estate and for then sale of my aforesaid real estates and to be received as aforesaid Upon the trusts following (that is to say) Upon trust in the first place to payoff and discharge all expenses incident to and attending such Sale and Sales as aforesaid and of getting in the said cash mentioned Monies then to pay off and discharge all my mortgages charged on either of my said estates my just debts funeral expenses and the expenses of proving trust and confidence that they the said Robert Genn Billett Genn and Samuel Thorp and the survivor or survivors of them or their Executors or Administrators of such survivor shall and do place out and invest the whole of the remainder of the aforesaid money's arising from the Sale of my real and personal Estate as aforesaid on goods real securities in England at interest and do and vary after or transpose such securities and those that may be substituted in lieu thereof for others of the same or the like nature when and so often as it shall be expedient or occasion shall require. And as and shall pay the interest arising, from the said moneys as the same shall from time to time accrue and become due and payable unto my loving Wife Ann Guylott and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life. And from and immediately after her decease Then upon trust to call in the whole of the said principal monies and the interest that shall be then due thereout to my Daughter Elizabeth Barker the sum of Fifty pounds to my Grandson William Guylott Walton the sum of One hundred pounds to my Grand Daughter Elizabeth Barker Daughter of the aforesaid Elizabeth Barker the sum of Fifty Pounds to whom their Executors and Administrators Give and bequeath the same respectively as vested interests and transmissible as such to the representative of the party entitled to the same. And upon further trust place out and invest the sum of Two hundred pounds with part thereof on good real security as and in the manner aforesaid and do and shall pay and apply the interest arising there from personally unto my Son Edward Guylott for and during the term of his natural life and not to any Creditor or afsignee nor shall be the same be liable to his debts or engagements. And from and immediately after his decease to call in the said principal sum of Two hundred pounds and to pay and equally divide the same between or amongst my Grandsons Daniel Barker, Edward Barker, Guylott Barker and my said Grand Daughter Elizabeth Barker share and share alike and the issue of such of them as shall in them need so that such issue shall not be entitled to take any greater part among them than the parent of such issue would if living have taken. And in case any or either of my said Grand Children shall depart this life in the life______William Guylott______Witness Geo G. Day____Wm N. Swallow____Wm Constable___time of my said Son without lawful ifsue then the parts or shares of him her or them so dying shall when due be paid to the survivor or survivors of them and the ifsue of such of then and shall be then dead so that such ifsue shall not be entitled to or take any greater part or share among them than the parent of such issue would if living have taken. And as to the rest residence and remainder of the monies arising from the sale of my said real and personal estates after paying there out the said sums of Fifty pounds One hundred pounds Fifty pounds and two hundred pounds. I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said Grandsons Daniel Barker, Edward Barker Guylott Barker and my said Grand daughter Elizabeth Barker equally to be divided between and amongst them share and share alike and the issue of such of them as shall be then dead so that such issue shall not take any greater part among then that the parents of such issue would if living have taken. And in Case either my said wife without issue then she parts or shares of him her or them so dying shall when due be paid to the survivor or survivors of their issue shall not be entitled to or take any greater part or share and them then the parent of such issue would if living have taken. And I constitute and appoint the said Robert Genn Billett Genn and Samuel Thorp joint Executors of this my will shall and maybe lawful to and for my said Trustees their Executors and Administrators respectively out of any money, which shall come to and reimburse themselves all such Costs. Charges damages and expenses of the trusts hereby in them reposed. And that they shall not be chargeable with or accountable for the receipt or receipts of the other of them but each of them only for his own acts receipts and willful defaults nor shall either of them be answerable for any loss or losses which may happen by any securities to be taken in pursuance of this my Will by any other means in the execution or management of the trusts hereby, in them deposed without their respective willful default. In Witness whereof to the said William Guylott have to this my last Will and Testament contained in this and the two preceding sheets of paper set my hand and seal (to wit) my hand at the bottom of each of the said two preceding sheets my hand and seal to this last sheet and my seal at the top of the first of the said sheets where all the said Sheets are fixed together the fourteenth day of February one thousand eight hundred and twenty one_______William Guylott (??) The writing contained in this and the two preceding sheets of paper was signed and sealed by the said William Guylott. The Testator and by him published and declared as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto and we certify and declare the said Testator was of sound mind memory and understanding at the time of executing the same_____ Geo G Day, Solr, St.Ives_______Wm N. Swallow___Wm Constable_____his Clerks______

Rev JB This will was proved on the 21st June 1824 before the Revd Cuthbert Johnson Baines Clerk Master of Arts our lawful Surrogate. On the Oaths of Robert Genn, Billot Genn and Samuel Thorp the Executors therein named to whom was committed Amen vii? Saving? Vii? Sub? 300 pounds

Note: There may be slight errors in transposition due to illegibility of some words in the original document. Where ?? is seen the words are totally unreadable. Transcription prepared by Gordon Walton 15 March 2001(Thanks to Linda Hodson for locating this document!)

Cambridgeshire County Record Office (Huntingdon)
Grammar School Walk
HUNTINGDON
Cambridgeshire
PE29 3LF

Will of Robert Guylott of Needingworth

Posted with permission from the County Record Office of Huntingdonshire, England 


In the name of God Amen. I Robert Guylott of Needingworth in the County of Huntingdon Yeoman being of sound and perfect Mind Memory and Understanding (Thanks to Almighty God for the same) Do revoking and making void all other Will and Wills Testament and Testaments by me before this is made, make and Ordain this to by my last Will and Testament in manner and form following, that is to say, First I Give and Devise all that my Mefsuage or Tenement situate and being in Over in the County of Cambridge with the OutHouses and Appurtenances thereunto belonging And all those twenty Acres of Arable and Meadowground or the same more or less lying and being in the Commonfields and Bounds of Over aforesaid. And All those three Half Acres of Common and three Roods of Long Meadow in Ouze Fen in Over aforesaid And all that Close or piece of Pasture Ground Also in my Estate of what Nature or Kind soever in Over aforesaid with the Appurtenances unto my Son Robert Guylott his Heirs and Afsigns forever. Item. I Give and Devise All that my Mefsuage or Tenement with the Close of Pasture Common and Appurtenances thereto belonging situate and being in Holywell in the said County of Huntingdon and now in the Tenure or Occupation of John Hadey on his Afsigns unto my said Son Robert Guylott his Heirs and Afsigns forever. But if in Case it shall happen that my said Son Robert Guylott shall depart this Life before he shall attain his Age of Twentyone Years and without Ifsue of his Body lawfully begotten. Then I Give and Devise said Mefsuage or Tenement in Holywell aforesaid with the Close of Pasture Commons and Appurtenances thereto belonging unto my Son William Guylott his Heirs and Afsigns forever. Item. I Give and Devise All these ten Acres and one Rood of Arable Land and Meadow be the same more or less lying and being in the Fields and Bounds of Hollywell with Needingworth aforesaid take the Estate of my Father Edward Guylott unto my Son John Guylott his Heirs and Afsigns forever. But if in Case my said Son John Guylott shall depart this Life before he shall attain his Age of Twentyone Years and without. Ifsue Then I give and Devise the aforesaid ten Acres and one Rood of Arable Land and Meadow with the Appurtenances unto my said Son William Guylott his Heirs and Afsigns forever. Item. I give and Devise all that my Mefsuage or Tenement with the Common and Appurtenances thereto belonging situate and being in Needingworth aforesaid wherein I now Dwell; And All those twenty two Acres of Arable Land and Meadow Ground in the Fields and Bounds of Holywell with Needingworth aforesaid and which I lately purchased of James Cole and Agnes his Wife. And Also all that my Mefsuage or Tenement in Church Lane in Needingworth aforesaid with the Close of Pasture Commons and Appurtenances thereto belonging and now in the tenure of James Woods unto my beloved Wife Elizabeth Guylott all my Goods, Chattels and Personal Estate of what Nature or Kind soever and wheresoever. And do nominate Constitute and appoint her my said Wife sole Executive this my last Will and Testament she my said Wife paying out of my Personal Estate unto Alice Bond the sum of twenty pounds in discharge of a Legacy Given to the said Alice Bond in and by the last Will and Testament of Ann Woodward deceased. In Witnefs wehreof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal the twenty eighth Day of December in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and forty seven. Robert Guylott Witnefsed, Sealed, Published and Declared by the said Robert Guylott the Testator to be his last Will and Testament in the presence of Us, who at his Request, and in his presence have hereunto subscribed on Names as Witnefs. Tho Townsend, Sam Tibbs, Sam Stanley.

This Will was Proved the 7 Day of October 1755 Before the Revd Morley Unwin? Surr. And By the Oath of the Executive therein itemed. To who was Committed Adcon Je Saving ? 

Note: There may be slight errors in transposition due to illegibility of some words in the original document. Where ? is seen the words are totally unreadable.  Transcription prepared by Gordon Walton 17 March 2001 (Thanks to Linda Hodson for locating this document!)

Cambridgeshire County Record Office (Huntingdon)
Grammar School Walk
HUNTINGDON
Cambridgeshire
PE29 3LF

Bastardy Bond of Billeth Guylott

LINCOLNSHIRE, Holland: BE it remembered, that on 28th Day of July 1807, in the 47th Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the third of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, KING, Defender of the Faith, and fo forth, Billit Gylatt of Pinchbeck in the Parts aforefaid, and Thomas Rhoades of Spalding, in the said Parts Victualler perfonally came before me, Maurice Johnson D.D. one of the Juftices of our faid Lord the King, affigned to keep the Peace within the Parts aforefaid, and acknowledged themfelves to owe to our faid Lord the King, that is to fay, the faid Billet Gillott the Sum of Forty Pounds, and the faid Thomas Rhoades Forty Pounds feverally, of good and lawful Money of Great Britain, to be made and levied of their Goods and Chattels. Lands and Tenements, refpectively, to the Ufe of our faid Lord the King, his Heirs and Successfors, if he the faid Billitt Gylatt fhall make default in the Condition hereunder mentioned.

WHEREAS Elizabeth Dowse of the Parifh of Pinchbeck aforesaid in the Parts aforefaid, fingle Woman, hath in and by her voluntary Examination, taken in writing and upon Oath, before me, the said Maurice Johnson one of his Majefty’s Juftices of the Peace in and for the faid Parts declared, that fhe is with Child, and that the faid Child is likely to be born a Baftard, and to be chargeable to the faid Parish of Pinchbeck and that the above-bound Billitt Gylatt is the Father of the faid Child:

THE CONDITION of this Recognizance is fuch, that if the above-bound Bylatt Gylatt do and fhall appear at the next General Quarter Seffions of the Peace, to be holden at Spalding in and for the faid Parts and fhall abide and perform fuch Order or Orders as fhall be made, in purfuance of an Act paffed in the eighteenth Year of the Reign of her late Majefty Queen Elizabeth, concerning Baftards begotten and born out of lawful Matrimony: Then this Recognizance to be void, otherwife of force.

Taken and acknowledged the day and year aforesaid before me Maurice Johnson

Note (1): The document is a printed form in which those areas contained in bold were handwritten seemingly by Maurice Johnson.

Note (2): Billett Guylott’s name was spelt differently many times on this document. e.g 

Billit Gylatt; Billet Gillott; Billitt Gylatt; Billitt Gylatt; Bylatt Gylatt

Note (3):  It is suspected that when this document was transferred from its original handwritten form to the printed form transcribed here, the old-fashioned "s" was consistently mistaken for an "f" - hence the appearance of a large number of "misspellings"

NOTE:  The original version of this document is protected under copyright: 

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Lincolnshire Archives 
St. Rumbold Street 
Lincoln LN25AB 
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No reproduction of this 
document is allowed 
without written permission 
from Lincolnshire Archives 
Document Ref:
M3R Spalding Michaelmas 1807/2
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Robert Guylott of Needingworth 1639

In the name of God Amen.  The eleventh day of September in ye fifteenth yeare of ye reigne of the most dread Sovereigne Lord Charles by ye grace of God of England, Scotland, ffrance and of Ireland King defender of ye faith & c Annoq dni? 1639. I Robert Guylott of Needingworth in ye County of Hunts, Yoman sicke in body but of good and perfect (memory) thankes be to God doe ordaine and make this my last will and testament manner and forme following (to wit). ffirst I bequeath my soule into the handes of  allmighty god and my creator and my body to bee desently buried in ye church of Holywell. And as for my mooveable goods and chattels I dispose of as fol(lows?) (to wit) First I give unto Elizabeth Guylott my daughter the full and entire sum (of) thirty pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid unto her ye said Elizabeth when she shall come to the age of one and twenty yeares or else at the day of marriage which shall first happen. And also one chest one co(t) three pairs of sheets which were her mothers or else three pounds of good and lawfull money of England at the choice of these Elizabeth and to bee paid also one of the tymes before mentioned. Item I give unto my son Robert Guylott (the) malt mill and the pen in the kitchen, the table in the hall and one ioyned st(ool) and ye winescote bench in the parlour. Item I give unto Alexander Guylott my son ten (pounds) of good and lawfull money of England to bee paid to the said Alexander when he shall come to the full age of one and twenty years. Item (I bequeath unto)Alice Guylott my wife my freehold cottage in Sutton in the Isle (of Ely) County of Cambridge. Item I give unto Thomas Sheapheard of Needingworth one of the best Ewes which he  shall chuse to bee delivered presently (after) my decease. Item I give unto Elizabeth Harding my sister six of my Ewes to be set out by the sheapheard presently after my decease. Item I give the poore of the parish twelve shillings to bee given them in bread at my burial. All the rest of my mooveable goods and chattels unbequeathed I give unto Alice my wife whom I make my sole Executrix of this my last will and testament to see my debte paid, and all those legacies aforesaid discharged and my funeral charges disbursed and my body brought in decency to the ground. In wittnesse whereof I have heereunto sett my hand and sealed (the) day and year first above written.

Signed and siyillerd?

Robt Guylott

In these wordes (to wit) (mooveable unto the winescote bench) wereinto lyned then sealing of these presente and (se)aled and delivered in ye presense of ……???

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Note (1): There may be an occasional error in transcription due to illegibility, this is indicated by the use of a question mark'?' In some cases due to the  condition of the will words are missing at the start or end of each line. In these instances  the most likely word(s) considered are included in brackets (…..)
Note (2): A 'winescote' bench is considered to be a bench seat with oak panelling. Nowadays the word is 'wainscot', also 'ioyned' = joined.

Gordon Walton 21 June 2001