Sir George Glyn (2nd Baronet)

1982/1 pp3–5

 

Sir George Glyn (2nd Baronet)

 

In the Glyn Documents belonging to the Borough Council and stored at Bourne Hall Reference Library, there is a wealth of information which will, it is hoped, enable the NAS Documentary Group to build up quite a picture of the Glyn family, and we have copied them by kind permission of the Chief Librarian. Meanwhile, the following documents will perhaps give some indication of ‘old’ Sir George and his background.

 

Sir George Glyn (1738–1814), the second baronet, was twice married; his two sons by his first wife Jane Lewen did not survive him, and after Jane died in 1790 he married Catherine Powell by whom he had two sons and a daughter. The elder son, Lewen, was the third baronet. He died unmarried in 1840 and the younger son, George Lewen, became the fourth baronet and, in due course, Rector and Vicar of Ewell. The Glyns lived in the old Rectory House, which was replaced in 1839 by the present Glyn House. When Sir George died in 1814, his debts were methodically listed, and these make interesting reading. We can identify Henry Chadband, the tailor, who appears in the 1828 Directory. He was probably the father of Lewis Chadband, landlord of the Kings Head Inn, Church Street, whose name appears in the 1841 census. We can also identify Muggeridge from the Vestry minutes. He and George Stone were coal merchants, and from the 1828 Ewell Directory we can identify Bushell & Hands, carpenter and builder, and Michael Fiddler, grocer and draper.

 

List of the debts due from Sir George Glyn, Bart., at the time of his death on the fourth day of September 1814

 

Servants’ wages 149.10.0

John Mason for repairs 10. 3.5

Holms for newspapers 9.15.7

Half year’s property tax 10. 5.9

Half year’s pension due to Rev. W. Maggs at midsummer 1814 5.11.0

Muggeridges for 93. 6.5

Fidlers for 19.16.0

Bushell of Ewell, repairs etc. 76.14.4

Frith of Ewell, Mason 5.17.4

Young of Ewell, Mason 19.10

Ward of Ewell, Innkeeper 1. 4.0

Brown of Ewell, Painter 24.18.3

Chadband of Ewell, Taylor 35. 4.6

Mr. Hardwick of Epsom, Surgeon 54. 0.0

Chadband of Epsom, Taylor 52. 6.0

Churchill of Epsom, Sadler 50. 5.6

Young of Epsom, Gardiner 2. 6.2

Gardom of Epsom, Upholsterer etc. 45.18.8

Kilsby of Kingston, Hatter 6. 9.0

Hopwood of Richmond, Jeweller 14. 6.0

Bond 5.0

Owen of Gt. Russel St., Illumination lamps 92. 2.0

Shaw of The Strand, Grocer 58. 5.5

Smith of May Fair, Horse Jobber 52.10.0

Holland of Craven St., Wine Merchant 68. 8. 4

One year’s pin money due to Lady Glyn herself

up to the death of Sir George Glyn 360. 0.0

B.C. Williams Balance to do: from 1807 86.15.9

£1,386.18.9

Payment in respect of funeral expenses:

 

Bushel, undertaker, for the funeral 202. 8.5

Bailey of Epsom, for Mourning 59. 5. 6

Gray & Willis, for Do: 28. 7. 0

£290.0.11

 

A list of those attending the funeral was also kept. The Rev. Sir George Glyn added a footnote in April 1846: ‘Found in one of my mother’s pocket books’:

 

His two Sons, Sir Lewen Powell Glyn, Bt., and Mr. George Lewen Glyn

His Nephew Mr. Glyn, B.C. Williams Esq., Mr. Gapper.

Land Tenants, Mr. Stacey, Fiddler, Baker & Muggrage

Mr. Stone, Mr. Mason, Mr. J. Mason

Thomson, Butler

Harris, Coachman

James Clark, Footman

Strudwick, Gardner

Peter the Groom

Mr. Hardwick, Apothecary

Mr. Maggs, Clergyman

 

Six years before Sir George died he ordered a new carriage and the full specification makes impressive reading. A landau is described as ‘a four-wheeled carriage with a top, of which the front and back halves can be independently raised or lowered according to the weather. A barouche is a ‘four-wheeled carriage with collapsible half-head, for four occupants and driver’. Neat’s leather is ox hide and a squab is a stuffed cushion.

 

Stephen Long to Sir George Glyn 1808

‘To a new neat Landaw on a Perch carriage with a sail forward Platform to the fore part fix’d on Horizontal Springs with Braces and Iron Work to support Do: made with best seasond Timber. Iron Axel Trees and best Town made Steel Springs lind with a fine Cloth and best sort of Drab and White Worsted Lace. A fashionable Double rail Barouch seat fix’d on the platform neatly seated with black leather. Stiff neats leather border and fall with a Plated bead round Do: A cloth and leather squab fix’d with plated buckles and straps a Cloth cushion and fall bound with Lace and Lace footman Holders. Painted Princes Yellow with hansome Mantles and Arms on all the Pannells. Crests on the Rails and Mouldings picked out in Black, the Carriage and wheels the same colours and Varnished, the upper part covered with best neats leather with plated beads, silver embossd Crest Head plates on Do: Plated Handles to the Doors and plated buckles to all the Braces, best plate Glasses Iron plate Tread double steps trimm’d with best red neats leather, the sides of the perch plated, with Iron and hoop’d Tire Wheels. Trunks under the seats and a Carpet to the bottom compleated with best Materials and Workmanship.

£290.10.0

 

To 3 Green silk spring curtains with silver’d hook and socket

and swivel fastenings 3.18.0

To 3 Venetian sun blinds with locks and bolts to Do: 5. 5.0

To a pair of full Plated Patent Lamps Compleat 3. 3.0

To extra for squabing and tufting the Cloth Lining 3.10.0

To High Varnishing and Polishing the Body 4. 4. 0

To King’s Duty 1. 4. 0

£311.14.0

 

Allow for old Chariot 25. 0. 0

 

£286.14.0’

 

Phyllis Davies