1661 - 1711
Maskelyne, of Purton, co. Wiltshire, Lord of the Manor of Cricklade, Army Major. matric. St. John's Coll., Oxford 14 Jul 1677. In 1679, he inherited considerable esttes near Purton, and Lordship of tye manor of Cricklade from his grandfather. After his father's death in 1676, Sir James Houblon, Lomndon merchant and brother of the first Governor and himself a Director of the Bank of England became his guardian. He settled at west Marsh, Purton as the squire, becoming Captain of a troop of horse (Militia) under Col. Penruddock when he was 22, and Major of the Wiltshire Militia in 1691. Did he have a brother? Purton Stoke Poor's Platt Inquisition 7th George 2nd at the Bell Inn Purton Stoke Deposition of Witnesess in a Cause bet- Sir Philip Yorke Knt his Majesties Attn Genr on the relation of Amberose Stanley, John Woodward, John Palmer and the rest of the Poor Inhabitants of Purton Stoke Relators and Richard Glasse Clerk, Anthony Bathe, Thos Moulden and Samuel Sheppard Deffds For the recovery of the 25 Acres of Land Given the Second Poor of Purton Stoke by King Charles the first in lieu of their right of feeding their Cattle and picking wood in Braydon Forrest at the time the Forrest was disforrested . ... Maskalyne William of the Forrest of Braydon Gent then Aged 67 Years and upwards That formerly and long before his time 25 Acres of Land part of the lands formerly part of the Demesne in the Forrest aforesaid were by the gift of King Charles the First Allotted and set out for the benefit of the Several Poor Inhabitants of Purton Stoke only in lieu of a Previledge the said Poor had to cut Wood and Feed Cattle in the said Forrest the said 25 Acres lying near to Purton Stoke, the same was then enclosed with a quick-set Hedge dont know when the same was done believes the same was done for the benifit of the second poor of Purton Stoke aforesaid ..
|Born: 1661||Baptised: St. Bennet's Ch., Bow Wharf, , , , England 25th Oct 1661 |
|Died: 1711||Buried: Purton, Co. Wilts., , England 22nd Dec 1711 |
Maskelyne of Purden