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Old 15-11-17, 19:00
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Default George Orton

Father of James Orton

Name - "official" name and what they were known as
George Orton
Date and place of birth
9 Sep 1706, Preston, Sussex.
Names of parents
George Orton (though the family name was sometimes recorded as Overton in Malpas, Cheshire where George senior was born) and Mary, maiden name unknown.
Date and place of baptism
23rd Sep Preston, Sussex where his father was the vicar.
Details of each of his or her marriages - if any
7 Jun 1739, Twineham, Sussex, George Orton, clerk, to Mrs Sarah Burnall of Horsham
Occupation(s) - if any
Curate 1729-1742 at Slaugham where his father was also the Rector. After 1742 he may have moved to St Nicolas, Old Shoreham as two children were baptised there.
Addresses where they lived
1722: at Brasenose College, Oxford
1729-death: Slaugham, Sussex

Date, place and cause of death
Feb 1759 Sussex
Date and place of burial.
28 Feb 1759 Slaugham, Sussex “Mr Goreg [sic] Orton Buried feb the 28: 1759”
Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
None. Two of his children benefitted from the Poor Orphans of the Clergy charity in 1764
Memorial inscription - if any
none found

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Old 20-08-18, 08:14
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George received his sister Sarah's inheritance from their father's will, she having predeceased them both. George snr mentions "goods, furniture & household stuff
in the house wherein I now dwell and also all the goods, furniture and Moveables that belong to me at Slaugham now in the possession of my Son George Orton" whichwere to have gone to Sarah and to George jr on her death.

Also mentioned is an interest in a "Messuage or tenement Garden, Orchard and Appurtenances late in the occupation or William Willet also situate in the parish of Slaugham aforesaid, and in the said County, and nearunto the great pond of the aforesaid parish" profit from the sale of his interest to be invested to provide an income for Sarah, then to go to George on her death.

The Executors/Trustees were Rev Ralph Clutton of Horsted Keynes and Thomas Western Esq & John Kempe of Preston.

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Old 07-02-20, 18:21
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George's father George Orton (or Overton) was bapt at Malpas, Cheshire 18 May 1664, son of Urien Orton or Overton of Oldcastle and was educated at Brasenose College, became a deacon at St Botoloph without Aldersgate London in 1691, then curate of Thakeham, Sussex, then was vicar of Preston, Sussex and All Saints, Hove, Sussex, was also Rector of Ashington, Sussex for five years, and was later Rector of Slaugham which post he held at his death in 1749, while also being vicar of Preston. He was buried at Preston on 10 Apr 1749, no trace remains of his grave at the church. His wife Mary had been buried at Slaugham on 23 Aug 1725, again there is no trace of the grave.

His executor Rev Ralph Clutton of nearby Horsted Keynes was probably a kinsman as he was from Malpas and his mother was an Overton.

George snr's father Urien was buried as Urien Overton of Oldcastle at Mal[as, Cheshire on 6 Mar 1681 (1680 old style), his mother Sarah (nee Jenks) was bjried as Sarah wife of Urien Overton of Oldcastle at Malpas on 19 Oct 1678.

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