Susanna Holden

By his will dated 1789, Burton Phillipson left his estate, which included the manors of Herringswell, Nettlestead and that of Kesgrave, to his niece Susanna, daughter and heir of John Holden, by his wife Grace née Phillipson. Susanna married Revd Charles Wright (born 1745) of Peterborough who, under the terms of the will, took the name of Burton-Phillipson. On his death Susanna married secondly on 1 February 1800 at St. John the Baptist church, Peterborough Revd Abraham David Hake. Susanna died on 5 January 1803 leaving seven children being succeeded in her estates by her son and heir, Revd Richard Burton Phillipson (1769-1826) rector and lord of the manor of Herringswell, who married Eliza Partridge, only daughter of John Thorp of Chippenham Park.

Richard Phillipson otherwise Richard Burton Phillipson otherwise Richard Burton, Esq. Lieutenant General of 3rd or Prince of Wales Regiment of Dragoon Guards.In the Name of God Amen

I, Richard Phillipson, Lieut. Genl. of the 3rd or Prince of Wales Regt. of Dragoon Guards, do hereby make my last Will and Testament. 1. That I may be buried privately with my father and mother in the parish of St. Helen’s in Ipswich in the county of Suffolk. 2. I give and bequeath to all my servants one years wages over and above what may be due to them. I give unto my own servant Joseph Liquorish all my wearing apparel……I bequeath unto Mrs. Ann Robinson now living in Ipswich [?] an annuity of two hundred pounds per annum during her natural life out of the income arising out of my landed estates and land & to be paid half yearly, viz. Christmas and Midsummer and the first payment to commence on the Christmas or Midsummer Day following my death. I also give and bequeath unto the said Mrs. Ann Robinson all that [?] of money which may be due to me upon that money I leave in the different stocks at the time of my death. I do give and bequeath unto Miss Ann Lork now living in Poplar in Essex, the daughter of David Lork of Inverness in Scotland and annuity of fifty pounds per annum during her natural life. I desire that all my debts may be paid within one month after the day of my death and all that not bequeathed the remainder of my estate and estates, real and personal, I do so give and bequeath to my niece Susanna Wright, wife of the Revd. Mr. Charles Wright to her and her heirs for ever and I do so appoint the said Mrs. Susanna Wright executor of this my last will and testament and hereby annul all former wills by me…by my hand and seal this twenty seventh day of January 1789

Richard Phillipson

Witnesses John Lampress T Cock

John Morris


This will was proved in London on the twenty seventh day of August in the year of our Lord on thousand seven hundred and ninety two before the Worshipful John ffisher, doctor of law, in surrogate of the Right Honourable William Wynne Knight, also doctor of law, in the prerogative court of Canterbury, sworn by the oath of Susanna Wright, wife of the Revd. Charles Wright, clerk, the niece of the devisee and the sole executor named in the said will to whom administration of all and singular the goods, chattels and effects of the said deceased, was granted having been duly sworn only to the administrator.