State papers: Petition of Elizabeth Gomeldon, widow


Journals of the House of Commons, Volume 19

6 Geo I 14 January 1719

A petition of Elizabeth Gomeldon Widow was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That the Petitioner, being married to William Gomeldon Esquire, was prevailed upon by Thomas Gomeldon the Father, as soon as she came of Age, to convey all her lands of Inheritance in the Counties of Kent, Middlesex, and Nottingham, and in London, of about the yearly value Seven hundred Pounds, to the said Thomas, and his heirs; in Consideration whereof, the said Thomas, by Indenture dated the Seventeenth of January 1700, did grant to the Petitioner Three several Rent-charges of Three hundred pounds, Two hundred Pounds, and One hundred Pounds, for her Jointure, to be issuing out of several Lands in Postling, Selling, Stantford, and Lymne, in Kent: Provided the said Thomas Gomeldon should pay Two thousand Pounds, as therein mentioned, and all Arrears of the said Annuity of Two hundred Pounds, the same Annuity of Two hundred Pounds should cease; That by Indenture dated Twenty-third Day of May 1720 [sic], one George Peck, in whom the Residue of a Term of 500 Years, of certain Lands of the said Thomas Gomeldon, in Kent, was vested, assigned over the same, by the said Thomas Gomeldon, to Meliora, one of the daughters of the said Thomas, and to Henry Sawyer, of the Inner Temple, Esquire, in Trust, for the better securing the Payment of the said Two Annuities of Two hundred Pounds, and One hundred Pounds, to the Petitioner, and for raising £1,400 and £600 to make good all Arrears thereof: That about 1702, the said Thomas Gomeldon died, seized of a very considerable Estate; and, on 6th February 1709, the Petitioner's Husband died; and all the Estate of the said Thomas Gomeldon was limited to Richard, one other of the sons of the said Thomas, and to his Sons successively in Tail Male, with a Remainder to the said Meliora, for her life: That the better to protect the Petitioner's Jointure from Creditors, the Petitioner got a mortgage of Two hundred Pounds, made in 1677, to be assigned, in Consideration of Two hundred and seventeen Pounds Ten Shillings, in Trust, for the Petitioner's Benefit: That, by the Death of the said Richard Gomeldon, in or about July 1718, without Issue, Thomas Stanley, late of Preston, is, by his Inter-marriage with the said Meliora, become intitled, as the Petitioner is informed, during the joint Lives of him, and the said Meliora, to all the said Lands and Tenements of the said Thomas Gomeldon; and by the Attainder of the said Thomas Stanley for Treason, are vested in the Commissioners and Trustees for Sale of the forfeited estates; That the petitioner, not knowing that any part of the Estate of Thomas Gomeldon was vested in the Trustees, and the said Richard Gomeldon living till after the Time for entering claims was determined, did not enter any Claim for her said Jointure; and she is advised, that, unless she be enabled to claim, and be decreed thereto, she shall be barred thereof; which is all the Support she hath, and all the Consideration for her own Lands of Inheritance: And praying, That Leave may be given to bring in a Bill to enable her to claim her said Jointure, and Arrears thereof, due to her out of the said Estate so forfeited, as also the said Mortgage.

Ordered. That the Consideration of the said Petition be referred to a Committee: And that they do examine the Matter thereof: and report the same, as it shall appear to them, to the House:

And it is referred to Mr Gybbon, Mr Secretary Craggs, Mr Yorke, Mr Gregory, Mr Brodrick, Mr Stanhope, Mr Wylde, Sir Tho. Hales, Colonel Long, Sir Robert Davers, Master of the Rolls, Mr Solicitor General, Mr Comptroller, Mr Bond, Mr maynard, Mr Micklethwaite, Mr Herne, Mr Serjeant Birch, Mr Treby, Mr Jessop, Mr Serjeant Pengelly, Lord Molesworth, Mr Chetwynd, Sir Wm. Daines, Mr Stephens, Mr Barrington, Mr Plumptre, Mr Yonge, Mr Cunningham, Mr Hutcheson, Sir Richard Steel, Mr Smith, Mr Hungerford, Sir Tho. D'eath, Sir Tho. Wheat, Sir John Hind Cotton, Mr Shippen, Sir Richard Fowler, Mr Bertie, Mr Freman, Mr Gwyn, Sir Tho. Hanmer, Mr Heysham, Lord Tyrcommell, Mr Godfrey, Mr Vernon, Mr Conyers, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, Colonel Stephens, Sir Wm Monson, Mr Baylie, Colonel Bladen, Sir Robert Furnese, Mr Serjeant Rynolds, Mr Windsor, Sir Tho. Cross, Mr Anstis, Mr Drake: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Five a-Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they have power to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

19-20 January 1719

Mr. Gybbon reported, from the Committee, to whom the Petition of Elizabeth Gomeldon, Widow, was referred, the Matter, as it appeared to them; which they had directed him to report to the House; and he read the same in his Place; and afterwards delivered the Report in teh Clerk's Table; Where the same was read; and is as follows; viz.
That the Committee, to whom the Petition of Elizabeth Gomeldon, Widow, was referred, have pursuant to the Order of this House, dated the Fourteenth day of January instant, examined the facts; and find the same to be as followeth; viz.
That the Petitioner, being married to William Gomeldon Esquire, did convey all her Lands of Inheritance in the Counties of Kent, Middlesex, Nottingham, and London, of about the yearly Value of Seven hundred Pounds, to Thomas Gomeldon, Father of the said William, and his Heirs; and, in consideration thereof, the ssaid Thomas Gomeldon did, by Indenture of the Fifteenth of January 1700, grant to the Petitioner Three several Rent-charges, of Three hundred Pounds, Two hundred Pounds, and One huindred Pounds, for her Jointure, to be payable out of several Lands in Kent; and if he paid Two thousand Pounds, as therein is mentioned, and all Arrears of the said Annuity of Two hundred Pounds, then the said Annuity to cease;
That by indenture, dated the 23rd of May 1702, one George Pecke, in whom the Residue of a Term of 500 Years, of Lands of teh said Thomas Gomeldon, was vested, assigned over the same, by the Direction of the said Thomas, to Meliora, one of the Daughters of the said Thomas, and Henry Sawyer Esquire, in Trust for the better securing the Payment of the said Two Annuities of Two hundred Pounds, and One hundred Pounds, and for raising Fourteen hundred and Six hundred Pounds, to make good all Arrears, thereof;
That, in 1702, the said Thomas Gomeldon died;
That, on the Sixth of February 1709, the said William Gomeldon died; and all the Estate of the said Thomas was limited to Richard, one other Son of the said Thomas, in Tail Male; with Remainder to Meliora, for her life;
That, the better to protect the Petitioner's Jointure from Creditors, there was a Mortgage of Two hundred Pounds in 1677, assigned over in Trust for the Petitioner;
That Richard Gomeldon died in July 1718, without Issue; and Meliora having married with Thomas Stanley, late of Preston, the said Thomas became intitled, during the joint Lives of himself, and the said Meliora, to the Premises; and, by the Attainder of the said Thomas Stanley, who was attainted of High Treason, the said Premises are now vested in the Commissioners and Trustees for Sale of the forfeited Estates.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring a Bill to enable Elizabeth Gomeldon, Widow, to put in her Claim before the Commissioners and Trustees for the forfeited Estates; And that Mr Gybbon and Mr Philip Yorke do prepare, and bring in, the same.

Journals of the House of Commons, Volume 19
14 Jan 1719/20

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