Callaway Family Portsea

The Parish Church of St George, Trotton The Coat of Arms Found The Callaway Coat of Arms
Parish Church Twyford Callaway Arms Callaway Arms
With thanks to Bill Piper for these photographs 2021


Trotton is a small village in West Sussex between Petersfield and Midhurst. The Parish Church of St George is famous for its wall paintings and for brasses commemorating the Camoy/Camois family who were early landowners and Lords of the Manor during C13, C14 and early C15.

This area is not associated with Callaway families who lived mainly nearer the coast so the discovery of the Coats of Arms pictured above was a complete surprise. It was then a matter of discovering to whom they belonged. The central escutcheon is clearly the Callaway Arms – Four pears between glazier′s nippers saltire.

The Coat of Arms was in an area of the church surrounded by Twyford Family memorials, and “The General Armoury” provided the Twyford Arms as – Ar. two bars sa. on a canton of the second a cinquefoil or. (Basically: Silver with two black bars across and on a black square a cinquefoil in gold). So the arms which were found represented Twyford Arms with Callaway Arms in the Centre.

It was now necessary to find the link between the families and a search provided a marriage on 10th August 1786 between Samuel Twyford and Susannah-Charlotte Callaway which took place in Portsea and is recorded in the Parish registers. There was also a Marriage Allegation:

TWYFORD, Samuel, of Buriton, Esq., 21., & Susannah-Charlotte Callaway, of Portsea, 21, sp., at P., 9 Aug., 1786

Susannah-Charlotte Callaway bp.17 Dec 1763 Portsea was the youngest daughter of Edward Callaway.

This is her family:
	Edward 			04.02.1738 d.
	William Forster 	25.09.1740
	Susanna Maddon 		06.06.1742
	Martha 			23.10.1743 		m.John Snooke 14.11.1768
	Edward 			01.03.1744 d.
	Grace 			13.02.1745
	Edward 			19.04.1747
	Ann 			19.07.1752
	Richard 		03.10.1755
	Henry Trotten 		20.08.1760
	Anna Maria 		30.12.1761
	Susannah Charlotte 	17.12.1763 		m.Samuel Twyford 10 Aug 1786
It was surprising to see Henry's second name Trotten. Some reference to Trotton perhaps? Also William has a second name Forster. The Forster family of Trotton had registered arms in The General Armoury.

Susannah-Charlotte Twyford died 12 Jan 1795 Trotton. Samuel died 1826 and was buried 04 Apr 1826 Trotton. He left a will which shows that he was clearly a wealthy man.

The Will of Samuel Twyford

This is the last Will and Testament of me Samuel Twyford of Trotton in the County of Sussex Esquire. I give devise and bequeath unto my son Charles Twelve Thousand pounds and to each of my daughters Ann and Mary Eight Thousand Pounds and in exercise of the power licited to me by an indenture bearing date the eight day of August on thousand seven hundred and eighty six being the articles executed on my Marriage with my late wife and an Indenture bearing date the fourteenth day of Sept 1787 being the settlement mentioned in pursuance of the said articles and of every other power enabling me in this behalf and charge the estates in the Parish of Trotton aforesaid comprised of the said settlement with the said sums and with Iterest for the same at the rate of four pounds per rent to be paid from the death and subject thereto I licit appoint devise all the said freehold estates in Trotton aforesaid unto my son Samuel his heirs and assignes and I devise and bequeath all other my Estates as well as in the said County of Sussex as in the Counties of Hants and Middlesex and whether Freehold or Copyhold and all my personal estates and effects whatsoever(subject to the payment of my just debts funeral and testamentory expenses) unto my said son Samuel hir heirs and executors administrators and assignes and I do hereby appoint my said son Samuel sole executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills Heretofore made by me. In witness thereof I have Hereunto set my hand and seal the third day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty four. S. TWYFORD signed sealed published and declared by the said Samuel Twyford the testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses S Batchellor E Batchellor Henry Jaques.
Resigned resealed and republished and redeclared by the said Samuel Twyford the testator this 27th day of July 1825 as and for the last Will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witness. J Batchellor John Boubret(?) John Powell
PROVED at London 5th June 1826 before the worshipful John Dodson Dr of Law. Surrogate(?) by the oath of Samuel Twyford Esq. the son the sole executor to whom Admin. was granted being first sworn duly to adure.

The mention of an indenture and settlement at the time of his marriage which included his estates in Trotton is interesting. Were the Trotton Estates part of a marriage settlement between Edward Callaway and Samuel Twyford? However, British History Online says the following about The Manor of Trotton “and in 1779 he (John Radcliffe) sold the whole to Thomas Samuel Jolliffe. (fn. 76) Jolliffe exchanged the manor for manors in Somerset with Samuel Twyford in 1786, (fn. 77) and it was sold by a later Samuel Twyford to Frank Mowatt.” and “The advowson of Trotton descended with the manor, Samuel Twyford being patron in 1803. (fn. 120) His son Samuel sold the advowson in 1851 to Samuel Batchellor of Bath.” Charles Edward Twyford became Rector 1815.

Susannah-Charlotte Callaway bp.17 Dec 1763 Portsea was the youngest daughter of Edward Callaway. He was likely (not proved) to be Edward bp.26 Sept 1713 son of Edward, Portsea. The elder Edward may have been the one baptised 17 Jan 1686 Havant but this is by no means proven.

The Twyford Family of Samuel Twyford and Susannah Charlotte Callaway

	d.1826 Will					d.12 Jan 1795 Trotton
	Samuel 				1787 			m.Dora Simpson 11 Aug 1831 d.04 Jul 1863 Barrister
	Charles Edward T 		22 Nov 1788 		m.Georgina Purvis 07 Feb 1828 		d.14 Aug 1850 Rector of Trotton
	Ann 				26 Oct 1790 			d.06 Nov 1827 Unmarried
	Mary 				23 Oct 1791

Samuel Twyford was baptised 31 Oct 1765 son of Samuel (buried 13 Mar 1771). Portsea St Mary.

CALLAWAY Callaway Portsea, Portsmouth and Havant

With thanks to Bill Piper for Photographs and information on the Trotton Coats of Arms

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