Chancery Court Record No C 11/625/31

Bill of Complaint dated 23 Nov 1742

This case relates to an earlier hearing in 1740 that had involved what must have been almost the entire Newman clan. It seems to have revolved around the administration of Henry Mompesson Newman’s will, Henry Mompesson Newman having died in 1725 at the age of 29.

The complainants were most of the surviving brothers, sisters and brothers-in-law of Henry Mompesson Newman, namely:

The defendants included:

Eleanor (née Mompesson) Newman, mother and administratrix of Charles Newman, had died after the date of the original hearing in 1740, and it seems that the subsequent hearing in 1742 was held to affirm that her grandson Francis Newman was to take over her role as a defendant in the case. Details of the dispute were not described.

More details can be found in Susan Moore's transcription of the court record, which can be found by clicking here.

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