Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Matthew Glenton of Boroughbridge






Born in Boroughbridge in Yorkshire at some point in the mid 1700s, Matthew Glenton married Mary Wilson at Aldborough, Boroughbridge on 19 August 1762.He was a coal proprietor, with coalfields near Harrogate and Boroughbridge, and possible elsewhere (Bradford).


Matthew and Mary had at least five surviving children: Jonas Wilson Glenton (1763 1844) Mary Glenton (1776 - ), who married George Sykes Margaret Glenton (1769 - ) Harriet Glenton (1772 1808) Matthew Glenton (1777 - )

Matthew died, in Boroughbridge, in 1808. In his will, he left 2 guineas to the church in Boroughbridge, to be converted to coal and given to the poor of the parish at Christmas. He gave his wife all his plate china, household goods and furniture, all his personal effects and profits from his real estate in Boroughbridge, so long as she kept it in good repair. To his son, Matthew, he gave an annual sum of £100, and to Mary his daughter an annual sum of £50, paid in two six monthly increments on 25 December and 24 June. After is wife’s death, his personal estate passed to Matthew, and £1500 was split equally among his four surviving children, with £2000 to be shared equally among their children. His estate in Bradford was passed to his son Jonas Wilson Glenton,. His daughter Mary’s children each received £1500 upon reaching 21, with the other three sharing another £1500.

The grave at St Andrews Church, Aldeborough states 

Matthew Glenton, son of the late Matthew and Elizabeth Glenton, of Borough- 
bridge, died the 26th day of April, 1844, aged 22 years. | The above Elizabeth 
Glenton, died the 25tli day of June, 1855, aged 76 years. | Matthew Glenton, of 
Boroughbridge, died January the 3rd, 1810, in the 80 year of his age. | Mary Wilson, 
of Boroughbridge, widow, who was buried May the 30th, 1796, aged 88 years. | 
Mart, the wife of the above-named [Matthew] Glenton, who died October 80th 
. . . .] | Matthew Glenton, late of Boroughbridge, died December 23rd, 1832, aged 56 years. | Also Mart, daughter of Matthew and Elizabeth Glenton, died July 
8th, 1833, aged 13 years. 

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