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Re: King Family
Posted by: Suzannah (ID *****6066) Date: February 25, 2009 at 07:39:44
In Reply to: Re: King Family by Judith Lamb Rittenhouse of 30

Thank you. So, no one has been able to move back past Charles Lee 1720?
I did find this while searching

FILE - Account book of Charles King containing his accounts with Robert Dormer Esq., 1759-62, and John Calcraft Esq., 1764-81, apparently as steward or agent of the Shipton Lee Grange estate. - ref. D/165/25 - date: 1759-1781

[from Scope and Content] [Note: the manor of Shipton Lee was conveyed by Robert Dormer to John Calcraft in 1764. On the latter's death in 1772 the estate passed to his son, also John Calcraft. Lipscomb, in The History and Antiquities of the County of Buckingham Vol. 1 pp.416-7, gives further details, and notes that, the former Grange having been pulled down about 1740, Mr. Calcraft 'erected a neat modern house, which was occupied by his steward'. There are a number of references to this in the accounts, including payment to a mason in Dec. 1765 for work 'at new house', and payments to labourers for 'Puling Down the Old Hous' in April 1766 and 'Leveling the Old Celors at Grange' in June 1767].

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