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Lincolnshire Archives 1960
Description of Haigh estate in Grainsby,
drawn from Title deeds donated in 1959 by Mr. C.L.E. Haigh.

Francis Nettleship of Wraith, Gentleman, died in 1797 aged 92, he was the last member of the family to own the estate. In his will dated 1787, he leaves legacies to cousins at Twickenham and Cheltenham, but the residuary legatee and sole executrix is ' my good and faithfull servant Elizabeth Borrell now living with me.' To her he left 'all my freehold and copyhold and leasehold manors, messuages lands ....' in Irby , Hough on the hill,Waythe, Brigsley, Tetney, Holton le Clay and elsewhere. Some idea of the wealth of the family can be gained from the fact that, when his will was proved in 1797 ,declaration was made that his personal estate did not exceed 5,000 in Value.

Elizabeth Borrell had been in his service since at leat 1780, and probably long before that, Either she was well paid or she had money of her own. Many of her purchases of land were made before Nettleship's death. After his brothers death he had no close relatives, and probably made know his intentions to leave property to her. As early as 1784 she bought a capital Messuage and lands at Brigsley for 1,200; A memorandom shows that her employer put up the money for this purchase.
She seems to have been generally popular; John Cordon of Grainsby, farmer, in his will dated 11th july 1780, bequeathed his lands in North Thoresby together with his personal Estate 'Unto my good friend Elizabeth Borrell of Waythe' and made her his sole executrix.

Another interesting fact emerges from the parish register transcripts of Waythe The name Borrell does not appear before 1786 but thenceforward it is frequently to be seen . Several of Elizabeth's relatives perhaps her mother and brothers were living in Waythe before the end of the century possibly as tennants of the farms she owned.

In 1795, before Francis Nettleship's death she bought the Mansion House and 313 acres of land in Grainsby where she lived from 1804 or 1805. The previous owner was John Davys of Loughborough, and the purchase price 5,800.

After Nettleship's death in 1797 she continued to consolidate the estate. Her increasing wealth and dignity is reflected by her description in the title deeds ; spinster in early ones, it had changed by 1814 to "Gentlewoman".

Elizabeth Borrell died in 1826 at the age of 84. In her WILL are severall legacies to her various relatives. The main heiress named in her will was her 'Great niece Elizabeth Charlotte Borrell' who married William Haigh of Halifax in 1827 The majority of the bundles of the title deeds in the Haigh estate relate to the consolidation of of the estate by William Haigh and during the second half of the centuary was continued by his son George henry Haigh and his grandson George henry Caton Haigh.

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Elizabeth's origins have not been confirmed but from her reported age at death this is the best fit
                    Thomas and Ruth of Horton Le Clay       

    John                                          Elizabeth
    Borrell (burrell)                             Borrell 
    b.28jan1741                                   b.~1742
    d.after 1826  source Elizabeth's will         d.03sep1826 aged 84
    |                                             at Grainsby Hall
    m.17feb1781 Waithe
    |            lds  c.034151   Burrill at Waithe
    Jno.                                              Benjamin    
    c.06aug1782                                       c.01aug1784
    |                                                 |
    m.15may1801 St. Gabriel's Binbroook               m.11jun1804 Grainsbury
    |                                                 |  
    jemima?*   (susanna)                              Eliza L C   
    Crosscal  (croskeel)                              Caton  
    b.1779?                                           b.~1780
    |          LDS c 029243, at Horton Le Clay        |             
    |===============|===============|=========        |============================
    Elizabeth       Mary            Edward     
    c.17dec1802     c.12aug1804     b.1805/6
    d.              d               d
    |               |
    m               m.~1838
    |               | 
    John            James
    Haigh           Burgess
    b.1795          b.
    d.              d.
    |               |
    =               |=============

*Susannah Crossgale c.29mar1779 Waith dau of William and Mary
Stamford Mercury Fri 10 Nov 1826 Lincolnshire, JOHN BORRELL's AFFAIRS. ALL persons to whom JOHN BORRELL, late of Grainsby, and now Waith, in the county of Lincoln.gentleman, stands indebted, are requested forthwith to deliver the amount and particulars their respective claims, the nature of their ... ?
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Oxford Journal, 1820 June 24
Ecclesiastial Promotion
The Rev. George Grantham,B.D.Fellow of Magdalen College in this University, has been instituted, by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln,
to the Vicarage of Wraith, in Lincolnshire,
on the presentation of Miss Borrell, of Grainsby House.

Lincolnshire Archives
Probate of the Will of Elizabeth Borrell of Grainsby House, spinster
Reference Name HAIGH/4/2
To trustees Theophilus Harneis of Orby, esq, and John Loft of Stainton near Horncastle, esq, 5,000 to be invested and accumulate for great niece Elizabeth Borrell and 2,000 not to bear interest (d. or nephew John Borrell).

If she dies before reaching the age of 21 years, in equal shares to great niece Mary and great nephew children of nephew John; if one dies the other to have all.
The same trustees to invest 5,000 similarly for great niece Mary. If she dies, to be divided beween great niece Elizabeth and great nephew Edward.

The same trustees, 1,000 to invest for great nephew Edward.
The same trustees, 1,000 for great nephew Lawrence, son of her late nephew Benjamin Borrell.

500 each to be paid to Thomas and William sons of the Revd William Nettleship.

The Briglsey estate to trustees for her great nephew Richard Borrell son of late nephew Benjamin and the heirs of his body.

These estates also charged with payment of 500 apiece to children of her nephew John Borrell by his present wife (but to no children born after her decease). The Holton le Clay estates to the same trustees to the use of nephew John Borrell for life.

To the same trustees, Grainsby House and lands in Grainsby, Waith, Tetney, Irby and Grainthorpe, also the Brigsley estates, if great nephew Richard dies without heirs, to the use of great niece Elizabeth Charlotte daughter of late nephew Benjamin, and to the heirs of her body, with remainder to Richard Borrell and the heirs of his body and for want of such issue the proceeds of the estates to be divided between children of nephews Benjamin and John.

Suggestion that Elizabeth Charlotte Borrell shall be made a ward in Chancery if trustees agree; powers for appointment of rent charges to husbands or wives of those inheriting.

Codicil having annuity of 40 to brother John Borrell and legacy of 400 to Elizabeth daughter of George Babb of Great Grimsby, 6 Nov 1823.
Probate, Canterbury Prerogative Court.

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