- 1755-1941 (Creation)
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Box 1: AR1057/2/26-38
Box 2: AR1057/2/58-170
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This Series covers a range of marriage settlements, wills, probate and trusts for the Coulsdon Byrons, extended family and others with whom the Byrons were closely associated, the earliest substantial document being the will of Richard (1741-1798), brother of the Thomas Byron (1738-1821) who acquired the Manor of Coulsdon. There is a variety of documents of key family members, including the marriage settlement and will for Edmund Byron (1843-1921), and estate valuations for Thomas and Cecil Byron following their deaths in Canada.
A strength of this collection lies in the settlements following Edmund’s death, including the Trusts that were set up for children Lucy Hall and Mary Eva Hilton and grandchild, Arthur Byron.
The Series includes documentation on the Evans Williams Trust and the associated legal proceedings (1899-1905) after one of the trustees, the solicitor Mr Harrison, defrauded the Trust. Edmund Byron, also a trustee, held partial liability for the losses entailed.