Birth1823, Mill Lane Gate Without, Coventry8
Christening31 May 1823, Coventry, Holy Trinity10
Death25 September 1898, Avonthorpe, Wolston
Occupation3 April 1881, Princethorpe, Warwick, Farmer 525 acres7
OccupationFarmer at The Manor House, Princethorpe 525 acres
FatherGeorge HAMMERTON (1796-1880)
MotherSarah MOY (1796-1846)
Christening15 September 1821, St Giles and St Mary Magdalene, Stoney Sratford
Death13 February 1893, Wolston, Warwicks.
FatherThomas Harris LEWIS (~1795-)
MotherMary SALTER (1796-)
Marriage15 June 1852, Wolston, Warwicks.
ChildrenGeorge Lewis (1853-1932)
 Sarah Moy (1855-1914)
 Alice Mary (~1857-)
 Frank (1858-1929)
 Ellen Marion (Nellie) (1860-1925)
 Edith Lewis (1862-)
Notes for George HAMMERTON
George's Will.
This is the last Will and Testament of me George Hammerton of Wolston in the county of Warwick gentleman I appoint my son George Lewis Hammerton my brother Arthur Hammerton and my friend William Hanson Sale of Atherstone Executors and Trustees of this my will.
I bequeathed all my furniture plate linen china glass books pictures and other household effects (except for my silver service hereinafter specifically bequeathed) unto my five children George Lewis Hammerton Sarah Moy Hammerton Alice Mary Hammerton Ellen Marion Hammerton and Edith Lewis Wilkinson the wife of William Garbut Wilkinson or such of them as may be living at my decease and to be equally divided amongst them as they may agree I bequeath the silver tea service given to me by William George Peareth Esquire to my said Son George Lewis Hammerton and it is my express desire that the said service may remain in my family and go to some son or male issue of his or in default of his leaving a son or male issue then to some child or issue of his or in default to some other child or issue of mine as he may determine but this expression shall not create any trust in him nor vest any right in any person I bequeath to my stepdaughter Lucy Lavinia Phillips a legacy of Ten Pounds free of legacy duty I bequeath to my son Frank Hammerton now of Toronto a legacy of Two hundred Pounds to be paid to him within six calendar months after my decease and I also bequeath to him my own Gold Watch and gold chain I devise my freehold dwelling house and premises called Avonthorpe situate at Wolston aforesaid in which I now reside and all other my real estate (ifany) and also bequeath all the residue of my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my said trustees upon trust to sell my said real estate and to sell call in and convert in to money all such parts of my personal estate as shall not consist of money and to stand possessed of the monies to arise from such sales calling in and conversion and the ready money of which Ishall be possessed at the time of my decease upon trust (afterpayment of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the Legacies hearinbefore bequeathed) to set apart the sum of Eight hundred Pounds and to invest the same upon any securities authorised for the investment of trust funds and to pay the income therefrom to my said Son Frank Hammerton during his life and after his decease to any wife of his who may survive him during her life or until she shall marry again and subject thereto upon trust as to the capital of the said sum for all thechildren or any the child of my said son Frank Hammerton who being a Son shall attain the age of twenty one years or being a daughter shall attain that age or marry again and equallybetween them if more than one and if there shall be no child of my said Son who shall attain the age of twenty one years and no daughter who shall attain that age or marry then upon trust for all my children except my said son Frank Hammerton who shall be living at my decease and equally amongst them absolutely and upon trust as to all the residue of the said monies for my said five children George Lewis, Sarah Moy, Alice Mary, Ellen Marion and Edith Lewis absolutely so nevertheless that the share of each of my said four daughters shall be greater by the sum of one hundred and fifty Pounds than the share of my said son George Lewis I authorise and direct my said executors to providean expend upon the maintenance of my household and the members thereof at my decease until such time as the sale of my freeholdresidence shall take place or be completed or until if at an earlier date my said residence shall be vacated any necessary sum and sums of money not exceeding in the whole one hundred Pounds.In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand to this twenty eighth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety three. George Hammerton Signed by the said testator George Hammerton as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us both present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses William T Browett solicitor Coventry Jas. Powls Clerk to Messrs Browetts solicitors Coventry.

In 1851 George aged 27 was unmarried and lived at Brinklow with his sister Caroline. He was described as "Occupier of land".They had two servants Hannah Hill (House) and William Wilson (Ag.)

Dwelling: Manor House 1881 census.Census Place: Princethorpe, Warwick, England Source: FHL Film 1341735 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 3081 Folio 89 Page 7 Marr Age Sex Birthplace
George HAMMERTON M 57 M Coventry, Warwick, England Rel: Head Occ: Farmer Of 525 Acres Employing 22 Men 7 Boys & 6 Women
Lucy Lucas HAMMERTON M 59 F Stoney Stratford, Buckingham, England Rel: Wife Occ: Farmers Wife
Lucy Lavinia PHILLIPS U 31 F Brandon, Warwick, England Rel: Step Dau Occ: Farmers Dau
George Lewis HAMMERTON U 27 M Brandon, Warwick, England Rel: Son Occ: Farmers Son
Sarah Moy HAMMERTON U 26 F Brandon, Warwick, England Rel: Dau Occ: Farmers Dau
Ellen Marion HAMMERTON U 20 F Brandon, Warwick, England Rel: Dau Occ: Farmers Dau
Edith Lewis HAMMERTON U 19 F Brandon, Warwick, England Rel: Dau Occ: Farmers Dau
Elizabeth WALLS U 19 F Barby, Northampton, England Rel: Serv Occ: Dom Servant (Cook)
Annie ASKEW U 16 F Offchurch, Warwick, England Rel: Serv Occ: Dom Servant (Housemaid)

In 1891 Sarah Moy Age 36 and Ellen Marion 30 were both single and living at the Manor.

1891 census - household transcription

Person: HAMMERTON, George
Address: Manor House, Village, Princethorpe

HAMMERTON, George Head Married M 67 1824 Farmer Coventry Warwickshire HAMMERTON, Lucy Lucas Wife Married F 69 1822 Stoney Stratford Buckinghamshire HAMMERTON, Sarah M Daughter Single F 36 1855 Brandon Warwickshire HAMMERTON, Ellen Marion Daughter Single F 30 1861 Brandon
SMITH, Eveliyn Assistant Single M 20 1871 Farmers Assistant Clifford Chambers
ELKINGTON, Ellen Servant Single F 22 1869 Domestic Servant Barby Northamptonshire
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