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nwquinn
12-04-2011, 6:03 PM
Excerpt from The Scots Magazine 1758

December 13, 1758 At Ham Common, near Kingston, Surrey, aged 90, Mr Robert Paddon, Farmer. His grandfather had an estate of 600 l. a year in Lancashire, and being a zealous Republican, raised a troop of horse at his own expense for Oliver Cromwell, who for his faithful services created him a Baronet; but the raising and expense of maintaining his men etc. ruined him; so that his estate was sold, and nothing left to his family. His son had a genteel education and was a great enemy to the Presbyterians and Oliverians. The now deceased was a dissenter, and, by great care and indefatigable industry, had acquired a tolerable fortune.

The paragraph cannot be referring to a paternal grandfather, as no Paddon was made a Baronet and there do not appear to have been any Paddon estates in Lancashire. I would be grateful for any suggestions.

Kerrywood
12-04-2011, 9:33 PM
A copy of his will can be downloaded here (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=660864&queryType=1&resultcount=3), in case that helps.

nwquinn
13-04-2011, 6:10 AM
Thanks Kerry. We also have his son's will - another Robert Paddon (who married Elizabeth Holland) - and who predeceased him in 1755. The Robert Paddon who died in 1758 would have been born about 1668 but we can't figure out who the grandfather with a 600 estate was who was also a 'zealous republican' who 'raised a troop of horse for Cromwell'. Blackwood's 'The Lancashire Gentry and the Great Rebellion' provides a comprehensive list of Parlimentary supporters - and calculates the value of their estates (estimated from the Lancashire Lay Subsidy of 1641)- but does not provide the data for individual families so it is difficult to cross reference on the 600.

Blackwell does state that the only Lancashire Parlimentary family known to be ruined by the Civil War (as opposed to being ruined by excessive spending) was Sankey of Sankey. A Hierome Sankey was capatain of a troop of horse and was also knighted by Cromwell - so possibly a contender- but as far as I can see, he died s.p.

The other possibility is the regicide Col John More / Moore of Bank Hall. He was certainly a zealous republican (!) and also commanded a troop of horse. In 1650 he died with significant debts. His son Edward Moore was made a Baronet, but not by Cromwell and certainly not for his father's role in the Civil War. He married Dorothy Fenwick and her family's royalist connections (and I think they were also Catholic) helped secure the Baronetcy which would otherwise have been very unlikely for a regicide. The latter might tie in with the suggesrion that the zealous replublican's son was a 'great enemy to the Presbyterians and Oliverians' reference.

Any further thoughts or suggestions greatly appreciated.

fatboy1961
12-11-2014, 11:41 PM
This is the only reference to a Paddon I could find but the dates don't seem to far out. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=sB9EAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA83&lpg=PA83&dq=Captain+John+Paddon,+Monck's+regiment&source=bl&ots=ihzhtYpsAG&sig=xvLdfo4ZlnGfsQC2AT1v3LB83TU&hl=en&sa=X&ei=DO5jVNPGCcytad-zgkA&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=Captain%20John%20Paddon%2C%20Monck's%20regiment&f=false

JUSTICE.JONES
07-12-2014, 6:54 PM
There was a Lord Lieutenant in Cavan Ireland whose family arrived 1700 approx to a little place there called Virginia, It was so called after the Queen Elizabeth who authorised its building during her reign. Henry Robert Sanky was the Lord lieutenant and a williamite loyal. The Sankeys were Aristocracy as were their relatives Paddens were. It was a Padden or Sanky lady that married a Rev Hogg ( Presbyterian). The Irony here was Catholics were banned from Education etc yet Rev Hogg Christianity shone through. He risked his life etc by secretly educating young Catholics and teaching them Latin so they could go to France , study for priesthood .It was your words above that got my attention as did the name Padden. There are many stories like these but sadly they were kept quiet and forgotten
Joe,

Excerpt from The Scots Magazine 1758

December 13, 1758 At Ham Common, near Kingston, Surrey, aged 90, Mr Robert Paddon, Farmer. His grandfather had an estate of 600 l. a year in Lancashire, and being a zealous Republican, raised a troop of horse at his own expense for Oliver Cromwell, who for his faithful services created him a Baronet; but the raising and expense of maintaining his men etc. ruined him; so that his estate was sold, and nothing left to his family. His son had a genteel education and was a great enemy to the Presbyterians and Oliverians. The now deceased was a dissenter, and, by great care and indefatigable industry, had acquired a tolerable fortune.

The paragraph cannot be referring to a paternal grandfather, as no Paddon was made a Baronet and there do not appear to have been any Paddon estates in Lancashire. I would be grateful for any suggestions.

helachau
07-12-2014, 8:32 PM
"Memoirs of the most material transactions in England for the last hundred years, preceding the Revolution in 1688"
By James Welwood, M.D, published 1710

It includes "The Address of General Monk and his Officers from Scotland, to the Parliament, against Monarchy, upon Richard Cromwell's Abdication". One of Monk's 25 co-signatories was a John Paddon.

A collection of Monk's letters was also published 1714 and one again ("An Address to the Parliament from the Army in Scotland") included a John Paddon as one of 25 officers co-signing.

Auricula
06-04-2016, 6:05 PM
what an amazing story!

Auricula
06-04-2016, 6:11 PM
and I was only browsing - found some very interesting items here. thanks