Name: William Hugessen
Death: 18 JAN 1753 1
Residence: Provender, Kent
Change Date: 29 JAN 2005
Son of William Hugesson of Provender (d 1719).
?Eggerton, or more properly Eggarton, was an old manor-house near Godmersham, on the other side of the river. It formerly belonged -- that is to say, so long ago as the reign of Queen Elizabeth -- to the Scots of Scot's Hall, from whose possession it passed through several hands until it came into those of the Gott family, one of whom left it to the co-heiresses of William Western Hugessen of Provender; and when these two ladies married respectively Sir Edward Knatchbull (my grandfather) and Sir Joseph Banks, this property was sold to Jane, a sister of Mr. Thomas Knight. Another of his sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Knight, was of weak intellect, and after the two sisters had resided first at Bilting, she was moved to Eggarton, a larger and more convenient house, and two lady attendants, Miss Cuthbert and her sister Maria, [who] were engaged to look after her, which they did for many years. It was to these ladies that the visits from Godmersham were paid. Eggarton House stood on the east side of Godmersham, in the parish of Crundale, near a wood, which went by the name of Purr Wood, and was eventually pulled down by my grandfather, Mr. Knight, who did not care to let it, being so near Godmersham.?
Jane Austen's letters, edited by Fanny Knight's son Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne (1829-1893)
(The Knights were Jane Austen?s family.)
Dorothy, Mary and Sarah Hugessen were beneficiaries of the will of Mary Gott of Streat (qv),
Martha Gott b: 1678
Dorothy Tyssen b: OCT 1701 in Hackney, Middlesex
- William Western Hugessen
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Periodical: Directory of Kent