Cumberbatch Family History

Act of Parliament Abraham Carleton to Change Surname to Cumberbatch 8 Mar 1753



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  • Title Act of Parliament Abraham Carleton to Change Surname to Cumberbatch 8 Mar 1753 
    Source ID S529 
    Text Carleton's Name. A Petition of Abraham Cumberbatch, heretofore called Abraham Carleton, was presented to the House, and read; setting forth, That Abraham Cumberbatch, late of the Parish of Saint Andrew, in the Island of Barbadoes, in America, Esquire, deceased, by his last Will and Testament, bearing Date the 22nd Day of November 1750, after several Legacies therein given, gave all the rest of his Estate, with the Improvements, Additions, and Interest, to and for the Use of the Petitioner, by the Name and Description of his Grandson Abraham Carleton, to be received by him under the Trustees appointed by his said Will, during the Term of his natural Life, with Remainders to the Petitioner's First and other Sons successively, in Tail Male, with Remainders over, upon Condition, that the petitioner should take upon him the Surname of Cumberbatch; declaring by his said Will, that it was his Intention that his Estate should continue through all the Limitations thereof, in the Name of Cumberbatch; and that the Petitioner, upon the Death of the said Abraham Cumberbatch, which happened on or about the 25th Day of December 1750, became possessed of the Premises given him by the said Will; and hath taken upon himself, and used, the Surname of Cumberbatch; and is desirous that the said Surname may be establifhed on him, and his Issue Male, by Authority of Parliament : And therefore praying the House to give leave to bring in a Bill, for enabling the Petitioner, and his Issue Male, to take and use the Surname of Cumberbatch.
    Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, pursuant to the Prayer of the said Petition: And that Mr. Alderman Bethell, and Mr. Nathanael Newnham, do prepare, and bring in, the fame. (The Journal of the House of Commons 1753 Volume 26 Page 537-538 26o Geo II Parl 4 Sess 6 A.1753), also quoted in Collections for a Genealogical Account of the Family of Comberbach by G.W. Marshall LL.B London:1866

    Index of The Journal of the House of Commons 1753 Volume 26 - 26th Geo. II Parl. 4 Seff 6. A. 1753 :
    Carlton, Abraham, Petition for a Bill to take the Name of Cumberbatch, presented: and Bill ordered, 26 Jan. Read, 1 Feb. Committed, 5. Reported, and to be ingrossed, 14. Passed, 21. Agreed to by the Lords, 28. Royal Assent , 8 Mar (Journals of the House of Commons from January the 17th 1750 in the twenty-fourth Year of the Reign of King George the Second to April the 6th 1754 in the twenty-seventh Year of the Reign of King George the Second - Reprinted by Order of the House of Commons 1803). 
    Linked to Abraham Cumberbatch
    Honourable Abraham Carleton Cumberbatch 

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    • Source Type: Act of Parliament