The Owtram Family

John Owtram (for so they spelled their name) came from Brampton, Chesterfield early in the eighteenth century, to the farm with its house in Low Street, at one time the residence of John Newton. A man of property, he occupied a leading position in the town, and dying in 1749 he left two sons and three daughters. By his Will dated 15 July in that year, he left his land at Ingmanthorpe to his son John, other land at Leagrave or Leashaw to his daughter Anne, other lands to his daughters Elizabeth Bacon and Mary, married to Saml. Siddon of Pleasley, at St. Mary's, Nottingham, 4 June, 1745, and the residue to his eldest son Robert. Robert married 16 June, 1756, Hannah Brandreth at Sutton. Hannah's Will, proved in the Manorial Court 14 March, 1798 in which she is described as Widow, gives the name of Saml. Owtram as her son-in-law (? stepson) a Farmer, to whom she leaves land in occupation of Thomas Gregory, naming also Mary, wife of William Cook—Thomas—Jonathan —Hannah, wife of William Hardstaff—James—John— Eliza- beth Armstrong, widow, Sarah, wife of Cornelius Amos, son of Elizabeth Cook, nephews and nieces.

From this date the family disappears from Sutton, although the principal street bears its name, while the name of John Newton, the previous tenant, and public benefactor is forgotten.