BULL DEEDS DB1-99

DEEDS RELATED TO PROPERTY IN NEWPORT PAGNELL 

DEPOSITED IN THE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE RECORD OFFICE

BY BULL, ASTLEY AND HARDING

TRANSCRIBED 1994-2004 BY DENNIS C MYNARD

At the Record Office the deeds are mostly held in the original solicitor’s bundles which have been indexed with the Prefix DB, for Deeds Bull, followed by a number. Most bundles relate to the property of an individual or to a particular property. In transcribing them I have as far as possible sorted the deeds in each bundle into date order and numbered them consecutively.

The contents of each bundle are briefly described before the transcription but where a bundle contains the deeds to several properties I have placed the description before the transcription of each deed. Occasionally deeds from one property have been found within a bundle for another, and where this is the case I have put their details into the primary bundle.

Any mistakes or inaccuracies in these transcriptions are my responsibility and the Copyright of the transcriptions is reserved, any use made of it must be acknowledged, and no part may be published without acknowledgement.

These transcriptions and interpretation by Dennis C Mynard, were carried out with full permission from Miss Catherine Bull and Guy Harding, former partners in Bull, Astley and Harding. These transcriptions may be reproduced with full acknowledgement.

© Dennis C Mynard 2011


Abbreviations

L and RL      = Lease and Release

NM            = Northampton Mercury

NP            = Newport Pagnell

NPHS          = Newport Pagnell Historical Society

All persons are from Newport Pagnell unless otherwise stated.

Endorsements are mostly shown in "inverted commas".

Throughout the transcription I have added notes in bold font in brackets ().


DB19/1

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF JAMES ROSE, TO A PLOT OF GROUND PART OF A CLOSE OF PASTURE IN ABBEY END FORMERLY CALLED PRIORY CLOSE

AND 6 COTTAGES LATELY ERECTED ON IT, 1701-1842.

DB19/1        1852

(See also DB44/53 and 54)

The Abstract recites the following deeds:

21st and 22nd April 1701

Marriage settlement by L and RL prior to the marriage of Robert Perrott, son and heir of Richard Perrott, to Elizabeth Chowne Daughter of John Chowne, woollen draper.

1)      Richard Perrott and Robert Perrott the sons and heirs of Richard Perrott

2)      John Pilkin and Charles Fletcher

3)      Elizabeth Chowne one of the daughters of John Chowne

The Perrotts give £800 and the Close of pasture in Tickford End called the Priory Close as Elizabeth's marriage portion. Trustees are Party 2

21st and 22nd May 1724

Marriage settlement by L and RL prior to the marriage of Richard Perrott to Sarah Fountaine.

Elizabeth Perrott has died, her husband Robert and the trustees of their marriage Pilkin and Fletcher now settle the property on Richard, the son of Robert and Elizabeth, on his intended marriage to Sarah Fountaine, trustees are William Salter and William Foskett.

22nd Feb. 1753

Recovery

1)   Robert Perrott the younger, son and heir of Richard Perrott by Sarah his wife Deceased.

2)   John Perrott, William Waller and John Hurst as trustees

Robert, the younger cuts the bars in his father's marriage settlement of 1724 and appoints the trustees to sell or Mortgage the Close so that he can use the proceeds to "purchase any place of employment".

21st and 22nd Jan. 1754

Sale by L and RL for £1578.5s.9d

1)      Robert Perrott the younger

2)      John Perrott, William Waller, and John Hurst

3)      Thomas Holt, gent

4)      Robert Perrott the elder of NP

Recites the Recovery above and states that the trustees have not meddled with the trust and had not advanced or lent any money to Robert Perrott the younger, who had contracted considerable debts which he was unable to repay.

Therefore Robert the younger agrees to the sale of the Close to Robert Perrott the elder (his grandfather) subject to a rent charge of £20 issuing out of the premises payable to Thomas Holt during the life of Robert the younger.

5th July 1777

Extract from Will of Robert Perrott the elder. He bequeaths all his messuages, cottages, closes, lands, and tenements whatsoever in Tickford End to his nieces Isabella and Elizabeth Renny in equal parts as tenants in common, and to their heirs, but if they have no issue, the property is to go to Patrick Renny.

Will proved PCC 9.8.1781

11th May 1790 (See also DB22/1)

Marriage settlement

1)   Patrick Renny MD 

2)   Isabella Renny, spinster, eldest Daughter of Patrick and his wife Mary

3)   George Renny

4)      Robert Jee and Thomas Hooton

Settlement in Consideration of a Marriage intended between George Renny and his cousin Isobella Renny. Isabella being under 21 years of age her father Patrick gave his permission, and he agreed to give Isobella's half of the property in Tickford End, Tickford Fields and Abbey End (which was left to her by her uncle Robert Perrott the elder) to the trustees Jee, Hooton and another person nominated by him

23rd and 24th April 1792

Lease of Priory Close containing 2a to William Maltby, gent by Patrick Renny, his two daughters their husbands and trustees.

4th May 1792

Marriage settlement by L and RL

In Consideration of the intended marriage between Robert Murray Fraser and Elizabeth Renny spinster, Patrick Renny father of Elizabeth gives the half of the property left to her by Robert Perrott the elder, trustees are John Walton Hooton and Samuel Greatheed.

21st March 1818

By Deed Poll George Renny and his wife Isabella give their half of the property to their eldest son the Revd Patrick Renny.

21st March 1818

By Deed Poll Robert Murray Fraser and his wife Elizabeth give their half of the property to their eldest son Patrick Fraser

1817

Common Recovery, George Lucas demandant and John Alexander tenant, Renny and Fraser vouchees, re 12 Messuages, 12 gardens, 200a land, 50a meadow, 70a pasture and Common of Pasture, and all tithes of 20a of land and 20a pasture.

18th May 1818

Bargain and Sale,

1)  George Renny and Isabella

2)  Patrick Renny

3)  Richard Murray Fraser and Elizabeth

4)  Patrick Fraser

5)  John Alexander and his trustee George Lucas

5th and 6th July 1820

L and RL for £156

1)   George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser

2)   John Wilson  

All that piece of ground of 3r 34 perches in Abbey End called Priory Close as the same was then divided on the West from the other part of the same Close in the occupation of John Wilson, with a Right of Way to the ground through the gateway from the Public Street.

18th Feb. 1826

John Wilson Mortgages the Close to William Price veterinary surgeon for £100 plus 5% interest.

30th July 1826

Will of John Wilson 30.7.1826 proved in Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham 10.10.1826

To wife Hannah his Messuage and Closes etc

To son William a Messuage or Bakehouse then in his occupation

Appoints his wife, his friend William Peck Coales, clock and watchmaker and John Smith as his executors.

John Smith died 2.6.1827

Hannah Wilson died 27.8.1840.

29th and 30th Dec. 1840

Sale by L and RL for £380

William Peck Coales the surviving executor sells by Auction on 30.9.1840.

All that piece of ground containing 3r and 34p now a garden with the footpath on the W side as sometime since fenced off from the Close by a brick wall. On part of which James Rose has built 6 Cottages.

Purchaser was James Rose, bricklayer who repays the Mortgage to William Price £100 and the balance to Coales.

August 1842

Conveyance for £360

James Rose sells to George Cooch as trustee for Sarah Cooch the elder, widow, Sarah Cooch the younger, spinster and Anne Cooch spinster. All that plot containing in length next to the garden of Charlotte Beaty 64ft, and next the garden of James Rose 68ft, and in breadth next the Close belonging to James Rose 42ft, and next to the street 40ft    


DB19/3-9
PROPERTIES IN THE HIGH TOWN NEAR THE CORN MARKET,
1675-1735
(North side of High St)

DB19/3    22nd March 1675

Agreement between Richard Barone, taylor and Henry Conningham, butcher re differences concerning Yard and Backside belonging to house of Richard Barone.

DB19/4 and 5  28th and 29th October 1689

Sale by L and RL Consideration £59

1)   Henry Conningham, butcher

2)      Richard Smalllbones and Elianor his wife

"All that Cottage situate in the Highe Towne of NP, now in the occupation of William Malins, barber, with the yard, garden and barn belonging, which is now sett out and fenced and bounded from the ground of Richard Barone, Also the joynt use of the other yard there and the well thereof and the entry leading from the Common Street into the yard in common with the owners and occupiers of the messuage of Richard Barone.

Also a right of Way to the Cottage with all sorts of carts and carriages from Dunghill Lane. The House and Ground of John Johnson (lace Merchant) on the E; the House and Ground of Richard Barone on the W; High Street and the Market Hill there lying on the S".

Which Cottage was purchased by Henry Conningham father of Henry Conningham from Robert Bull and George Hull who by his last Will devised the premises to the Henry Conningham party to these presents and his heir.

DB19/6        Bond Connningham to Smallbone

DB19/7        23rd Feb. 1718

Conveyance for £40

1)   Daniel Hooton, yeoman and Elianor his wife

2)   William Blackmore, saddler and Mary his wife

3)   Thomas Williamson, lace-merchant and Ursula his wife, which said Elianor, Mary and Ursula are daughters and heirs of Richard Smallbones late of NP, Cooper deceased.

4)   Nathaniel Seymour, Innholder 

Recites that parties 1, 2, and 3 levied a fine in the Court of Common Pleas confirming ownership of 5 Cottages in NP as follows:

Two Cottages near adjoining in the High Town heretofore in the occupations of Richard Smallbones and Robert Ping, now late in occupations of Thomas King and Robert Rainbow, The House and Ground of William Maxwell on the E; Dunghill Lane on the W; fronting the Common St on the S.

Another Messuage in the High Town now in the occupation of Thomas Williamson, bounded by the House and Ground late in the occupation of John Day and now of Jeremiah Partridge on the W; House and Ground of Bartholomew Course now in the occupation of Richard Johnson on the E; and the Common Street or Corne Hill on S.

And two other Messuages in the High Town now in the occupations of Jeremiah Partridge and Daniel Hooton, the aforesaid Messuage of Thomas Williamson on the E; House and Ground now in the occupation of John Barnes on the W; and the Common St and Corne Hill on the S.

Which five Cottages were the estate of Richard Smallbones deceased and passed to Elianor the wife of Daniel Hooton, Mary the wife of William Blackmore and Ursula the wife of Thomas Williamson

The property is conveyed to Thomas Williamson and his wife who pay £20 to the Hootons and £20 to the Blackmores.

(See BAS DEED 1111/43 for earlier deed of this property) 

DB19/8 and DB19/9  27th and 28th January 1735

"Bargain and Sale of 3 houses"

1)   Ursula Williamson widow and sole administrator of Thomas Williamson the elder late of NP and Thomas Williamson the younger, lacebuyer

2)   Richard Bluck, grocer and John Clare of Pavenham, Beds Lace merchant

In 1730 in the Court of Common Pleas, Thomas the elder was found to be indebted to Christopher Saxby, lace merchant and William Kiteley, of Castlethorpe, lace merchant in the sum of £650 plus costs.

Recites deed of Assignment of 16th Dec 1734 by which Saxby and Kiteley assigned the debt to Richard Bluck, grocer and John Clare of Pavenham, Beds Lace merchant.

Thomas the elder was at the time of his death indebted to Bluck and Clare for several parcels of lace and merchandise, and Thomas the younger is also indebted to Bluck for several parcels of lace. So the property and all the goods and chattels were sold to Bluck and Clare in order to clear the debts. 

Property conveyed was all:

Those three Cottages standing and near adjoining in the High Town near the Corne Market heretofore in the occupations of Thomas Williamson the elder, Jeremiah Partridge and Daniel Hooton, and a stable thereunto them or one of them now in the occupation of Gilbert Johnson. A certain Messuage lately in the occupation of Bartholomew Course since of Richard Johnson and now of William Arthur and the widow Course or one of them on the E and N; the tenement late of John Barnes now Richard Johnson on the W; and two of the said hereby conveyed Cottages (to wit) Those in the occupation of David Seward and Thomas Richardson fronting on the Common Street or Corne Hill on the S; And the other Messuage in the occupation of Daniel Hooton adjoining to the said Messuage of Thomas Richardson on the S. Together with a Right of Way for Bluck and Clare through the Cartway gate and Yard late of Bartholomew Course and now in the occupation of his widow and William Arthur.

1730 LIST OF THE GOODS AND CHATTELS:

£ s d
The wearing Apparel of Thomas Williamson Deceased  1 5 0

In The Garrett - Item one bedstead and furniture,

two chairs, one table, one chest, three boxes

and two window curtains

18 6

In the First Chamber - Item one bedstead and

furniture, one chest of drawers, six cain chairs,

One looking glass, one table, four window curtains

with odd things 

4 0

In the next Chamber - Item one bedstead and furniture,

one chest of drawers, one hanging press, two chairs,

one table with odd things 

2 0

In the Kitchen Chamber - Item one chest, one Close

stool and pan, two chairs, with odd things 

2 0

In the Parlour - Item one clock and case, twelve

cain chairs, one looking glass, two tables,

one copper lamp and stand, fire shovel, tongs, poker

and fender, two pair of window curtains 

6 7 6

In the Kitchen - Item one grate, one skreen, two

tables, two corner cupboards, two window curtains,

one pot hanging, some earthenware with odd things 

2 0

In the Brewhouse - Item two small furnaces, two

grates to them, one kitchen grate, one fork,

one fire shovel and one pair tongs, one poker,

one pair bellows, one spitt, one frying pan,

six pewter dishes, eight plates, two pottage pots,

one kettle, one pewter bason, two brass candlesticks,

three chairs with odd things    

3 0
In the Cellar - Item three barrells with odd things 15 0

In the Stable - Item one blind mare, bridle and

saddle with odd things     

1 10 0
In the Lace Box - Item one parcel of Lace 9 12 0 (£9 12s and three farthings)

Linnen - Item four paires of sheets and some

table linnen 

1 2 6
34 19 6 Actual total £34 19s 6d and three farthings 

DB19/10-20

4 COTTAGES AND A CLOSE IN POOLES LANE, MARSH END,

1680-1775

(Pooles lane is now Bury Street)

DB19/10       18th May 1680

Feoffment, Consideration £100

1)   Ralph Fflyer of Kings College, in the University of Cambridge, Dr of Physick and one of the Fellows of the same College.

2)   Adam Washington of London, gent

All those fower (4) cottages formerly five with appurtenances in Marsh End.

Also a Close of Pasture lately a garden in Marsh End by estimation 2a, adjoining to the cottages, which cottages were formerly in the tenure of Thomas Kendall.

DB19/11 and 12     29th and 30th June 1693

Bargain and Sale Consideration £100

1)   Adam Washington of London, gent

2)   Isaac Jackson, citizen and silk thrower of London

Property as above formerly in the tenure of John Border and by him let to undertenants Edward Cooke, William Berry, Thomas Tveis? Nicholas Marshall and Goodwin Brierley, and now in the possession of Thomas Kendall.

DB19/13       23rd October 1741

Probate copy of Will of Mrs Rebecca Chalkley.

Executors to settle outstanding debts and the remainder of her estate including one Messuage and the Close of 2a to be divided equally between her two daughters Sarah the wife of Robert Blundell and Catherine Wheeler, widow.

DB19/14 and 15 2nd and 3rd October 1749

Sale by L and RL Consideration £100

1)   Mrs Blundell of the parish of St Luke, London, widow and Mrs Wheeler of the parish of St Luke, London, widow. Who are the daughters of the late Rebecca Chalkley of the parish of St Dunstans, Stepney, who was the only daughter of Isaac Jackson, citizen and Silk thrower of London.

2)   John Haddon, carrier

All that messages formerly four cottages being in or near Marsh End in Pools Lane.

Also all that garden formerly a Close of Pasture in Marsh End, by estimation 2a adjoining the messuage formerly in the tenure of John Border and his undertenants, then of Francis Johnson and his undertenants and now of Joseph Higby.

DB19/16   Fine confirming ownership by Party 1 above

DB19/17       22nd April 1774

Mortgage of £100

1)      Henry Haddon one of the sons of and the devisee under the will of John Haddon, late of NP, yeoman,

2)      Mary Smith, widow.

Henry mortgages a Cottage formerly four Cottages and a Close of pasture lately a garden in Pools Lane, now in the tenure of Edmund Petts.

DB19/18 and 19     19th and 20th 0ctober 1775

Sale by L and RL Consideration £180

1)   Henry Haddon

2)   Robert Chibnall, lacebuyer

Property as before but now of Edmund Petts and Henry Haddon

Henry Haddon had defaulted on repayment of the Mortgage, £180, now owed.

DB19/20       25th October 1775 

Assignment of Henry Haddon's Mortgage in Trust for Mr Robert Chibnall to attend the Inheritance.

1)   Bishop Robinson and Mary his wife formerly Mary Smith

2)   Henry Haddon, yeoman

3)   Robert Chibnall, lacebuyer

4)   Robert Sanders, tailor.

Mortgage repaid to Mary Smith (now Mrs Robinson), and Chibnall repays Mortgage.


DB20/1-13

FORMER INN CALLED THE BOWLING GREEN,

MEADOW USED AS A BOWLING GREEN,

AND ANOTHER PIECE OF GROUND

IN POOLES LANE, MARSH END, 1723-1812

DB20/1        20th March 1732

Endorsements
"In Chancery between Robert Hall Plaintiff and Roger Chapman and others Defendants"

"This parchment writing marked with the letter P was produced and shown to John Goodday, gent, at the time of the examination as a witness on the behalf of the Defendants in this case before John Peppiatt, John Mason and John Hall".

Assignment of Mortgage of £100 and increase to £200

1)   Roger Chapman of Caldecote, gent, mortgages the property to

2)   John Scrivener of Great Linford, gent.

Deed recites an Indenture of the 5th December 1723 whereby Roger Chapman of Caldecote, gent, Mortgaged to Joshua Hotchkiss for £100 for a term of 1000 years,

All that Messuage or tenement lately an Inn called or known by the sign of THE BOWLING GREEN in NP,

Also a piece of meadow ground to the said Messuage adjoining then made use of as a Bowling Green,

Also another piece of ground to the said Messuage belonging and adjoining to the aforesaid meadow ground".

Chapman had not repaid the Mortgage to Alice and Margaret Hotchkiss the executors of Joshua Hotchkiss now Deceased and the Mortgage became absolute. On 29th April 1727 the Mortgage was assigned to Scrivener who pays Alice and Margaret now of Moulsoe £100 and gives Chapman a further £100 with the property as security. 

DB20/2-3      8th and 9th June 1747

L and RL for £225

1)   Roger Chapman of Emberton

2)   John Scrivener of Great Linford, gent.

All that Messuage or tenement lately an Inn called or known by the sign of THE BOWLING GREEN formerly in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Odell, late of Edward Holness and now of Gresham Hakewill,

Also a piece of meadow ground to the said Messuage adjoining then made use of as a Bowling Green,

Also another piece of ground to the said Messuage belonging and adjoining to the aforesaid meadow ground made use of as a garden now also in the tenure of Gresham Hakewill. 

Chapman still owes the £200 Mortgage to Scrivener who now has the property and pays Chapman £25.

DB20/4        21st June 1751

Conveyance by RL for £201 1s 0d

1)   John Godday of Bradwell, gent

2)   Thomas More, esq

All that Messuage and piece of land thereto belonging formerly made use of as a Bowling Green, now in the occupation of Thomas Tandy,

Also another piece of ground now made use of as a garden.

Witnesses:  Gresham Hakewill and Richard Patch, clerk to Mr Holt.

DB20/5        26th Oct. 1760

Re-assignment of Mortgage by RL for £143.10.00

1)   John Devaynes of Cheapside, London, apothecary and Juliana his wife

2)   Elizabeth Macdowall of St Marylebone, Middx, widow and executrix of the will of Edward Bowles of NP, Esq., Deceased.

3)   Meredith Price of Lincolns Inn, Middx, gent.

Recites L and RL of 10th and 11th Feb. 1756 whereby Edward Bowles Mortgaged the property to John Devaynes for £190.

Bowles had since died without repaying the Mortgage and the Mortgage is re-assigned to Meredith Price.

All that Messuage or tenement lately an Inn called or known by the sign of THE BOWLING GREEN formerly in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Tandy now of Gresham Hakewill,

Also a piece of meadow ground to the said Messuage adjoining then made use of as a bowling green,

Also another piece of ground to the said Messuage belonging and adjoining to the aforesaid meadow ground made use of as a garden late in the tenure of Joseph Higby and now of Thomas Read. 

DB20/6    Will of Edward Hobbs of Great Linford, gardener

Written 23.6.1767

To my wife Hannah Hobbs for the term of her life my 2 Closes in NP in the occupation of George Burnham, victualler,

Also my 2 Closes on the Green in NP in the occupation of William Simcoe and John Fossberry (Fosbury)

And after the death of my wife the above to go to my cousins Edward Hobbs and Susannah Hobbs of NP and Edward and Henry Hobbs the sons of my cousin Henry of Flitwick, to be divided equally between them.

Also to my wife Hannah the Messuage in Great Linford in the occupation of myself and John Billing.

To my sister Catherine Hobbs for her life, the cottage on the Green in NP in the tenure of Thomas Mills, and after her death to my Daughter Susannah Hobbs

Witnesses:  Charles Buley, William Pike and Francis Parker.

The will lists several other personal bequests mainly household items.

(THIS ADVERTISEMENT ADDED TO TRANSCRIPT, IT IS NOT WITH DEEDS)

"To be sold by Auction at the Blue Anchor the substantial stone and tiled house known as Bowling Green House and let to Mr Freer at £... yearly, also for auction 3a of land adjoining". (NM February1777)

DB20/7        30th June 1777

RL for Consideration of £305  

1)   Meredith Price of Lincolns Inn, Middx, gent, and Elizabeth Macdowall of St Marylebone, Middx, widow and executrix of the will of Edward Bowles of NP, esq., deceased.

2)   John Hamilton, lacemerchant

All that Messuage or tenement known by the sign of THE BOWLING GREEN formerly in the tenure or occupation of Thomas Tandy then of Gresham Hakewill,

Also a piece of meadow ground to the said Messuage adjoining then made use of as a Bowling Green

Also another piece of ground to the said Messuage belonging and adjoining to the aforesaid meadow ground made use of as a garden late in the tenure of Joseph Higby.

DB20/8        29th Oct. 1781

Feoffment, Consideration £40

Endorsement "Bluck's House and Garden, (now part of Bowling Green Close" 

All that Messuage standing and being in Pooles Lane, in the occupation of William Bluck and also the piece of ground to the Messuage belonging, by estimation 1 rood, now in the occupation of William Bluck. Pooles Lane on the E; the Cottage of Robert Jee on or towards part of the S; the ground of Robert Chibnal on the other part of the S and on the W; a certain Close of John Hamilton called the Bowling Green being on the N.

DB20/9        8th Oct. 1800

RL for Consideration of £535

Endorsement "Bowling Green house and Close"

1)   William Hamilton of Sanquhar (Dumfries), Mary Hamilton widow of Sanquhar and James Abbott Hamilton, of Sanquhar, Gent. The only surviving children of Robert Hamilton late of Sanquhar, Gent. who was Nephew and devisee named in the will of John Hamilton late of NP, Lace Merchant, deceased, and which said William Hamilton is cousin and heir of Ann Greathead deceased late Ann Hamilton spinster who was sister and heir of Thomas Abbott Hamilton late of NP Lace Merchant also deceased.

2)   Thomas Palmer Bull of NP Minister of the Gospel

3)   Thomas Clarkson, lace Dealer

John Hamilton by his will of 30.10.1779 left to his property to his Daughter Ann for her life, property now sold by Party 1 as devisees and executors.

All that Messuage formerly of Thomas Tandy, then of Gresham Hakewill, and the several pieces of land used as a garden in the occupation of Joseph Higby, which have been laid together and are now called Bowling Green Close, late in the occupation of William Freer and now of Charles Marius Hardy.

DB20/13       30th Oct. 1812

"Lots 7 and 8 to be delivered to Mr Lucas for Mr Clarkson".

Deed of Covenant for levying and leading to the Uses of a Fine of a Messuage and a Close in NP, late belonging to Mr John Hamilton and purchased by Mr William Clarkson.

1)   William Hamilton of Sanquhar (Dumfries), Mary Hamilton widow of Sanquhar and James Abbott Hamilton, of Sanquhar, Gent., the only surviving children of Robert Hamilton late of Sanquhar, Gent., who was Nephew and devisee named in the will of John Hamilton late of NP, Lace Merchant, deceased, and which said William. Hamilton is cousin and heir of Ann Greathead deceased late Ann Hamilton spinster who was sister and heir of Thomas Abbott Hamilton late of NP Lace Merchant also deceased.

2)   Thomas Clarkson, lace Dealer

Lot 7

A mess or tnmnt, called the Bowling Green House, with the Brewhouse, Woodhouse, Hovel, Cowhouse, Pigstye, Yard and apps thereto belonging and now in the occ of Ursula Hill, widow, cont 26p

Lot 8

A Close of very rich pasture land, called the Bowling Green Close, adj Lot 7, and divided there from with wooden Pales, together with the Barn and Cowhouse or Stable standing therein, now in the occ of Mr Chas Hardy Surgeon. Cont 1a 1r 38p

(DB20/10-12 below are for the property next to the Bowling Green which belonged to Robert Perrott, which after his death in 1781 was held in trust for his two nieces by his nephew Robert Jee, who died 7th March 1810, after which the property passed to the nieces Isobella and Elizabeth.) 

DB20/10/1

a)   Acct from George Knibb auctioneer to William Clarkson re the Estate of Mr Renny of Dublin.

b)   Printed poster advertising Sale by auction on Wed 20.6.1810 at the Swan Hotel by George Knibb of the Premises (Now 38 High St DM) late of Robert Jee draper. Printed by Inwood, Newport.

DB20/10/2

Extract from will of Robert Perrott 1.10.1743

DB20/10/3

Extract from will of Richard Perrott 5.6.1777

DB20/10/4

Attested copy of Deed of Bargain and Sale of 2.1.1811

(Note the original is in possession of NPHS, Deed 5i).

A "Precipe for suffering a Common Recovery" made by Dr George Renny and his wife to George Pitt Hurst.

DB20/10/5

Recovery of 51 George III 1811 John Hollingworth, gent, Demandant; George Pitt Hurst, gent, tenant, Renny and wife 1st vouchees; Fraser and wife 2nd vouchees. Estate in NP

DB20/11-12         19th and 20th Aug. 1811

Sale by L and Conveyance for £46

1)   Dr George Renny of Dublin and his wife Isobella one of the daughters of Patrick Renny of NP by his wife who was the niece of Robert Perrott.   

     Robert Murray Fraser and his wife Elizabeth the other daughter of Patrick Renny

2)   Thomas Clarkson, lace buyer

All that Messuage in Pooles Lane, now divided into 2 tenements formerly in the occupation of Thomas Sapwell, now of John Barrick and Sarah Battison. Bounded by Pooles Lane on the E; the premises of Thomas Clarkson on the W; and the premises of James Pike on the S.


DB21/1-6

DEEDS RELATING TO HOBBS YARD FARM,

NEAR THE GREEN 1795-1811

(This was the estate of Thomas Abbott Hamilton, which passed to his sister Ann who married the Revd Samuel Greatheed to whom it passed on her decease,
See also DB45b)

DB21/1    19th August 1795

Copy of Deed Poll concerning the Trust established with the Marriage Settlement of Ann Hamilton to the Revd Samuel Greatheed and Certain Irregularities in the Accounts of the Trust in particular Bank of England Annuities sold for less than their value, etc.

List of properties purchased by Patrick Renny, Revd William Bull and Thomas Abbott Green the Trustees for Ann Greatheed:

1789

2 farms at Eggington and Heath, Bedfordshire from Francis Moore

3/12/1789

Cottage and garden in NP from Mary Hooton, widow for £35  

23/12/1789   

Cottage in NP from Robert Pearson and Offices in NP for £25

5/12/1791

Messuage at Olney from Robert Storer of Berkeley St., Clerkenwell, (A relative of Walter Pennington Storer of Olney DCM) for £85.

25/10/1794

Copyhold Messuage, garden and Close at Woburn Beds from the executors of Sarah Edmunds spinster Deceased for £340.

1/8/1795

Tithes from Mary Haddon widow of NP for £180. See DB22/2

The last page of the document is a Balance Sheet showing the Accounts of the Trust.

DB21/2    19th November 1798

L for 1 year in advance of Bargain and Sale, Consideration 5/-

1)   Archibald Hamilton of Curzon St, St George, Hanover Sq., Middx, Francis Hargrave of Lincolns Inn and Thomas Scott of the same, being the Trustees by Act of Parliament of 30 George III

2)   Revd Samuel Greatheed Minister of the Gospel

Two barns, a stable, cowhouse, sheds, buildings, yard and premises near the Green in NP.

Also a Close of pasture adjoining the same called the Home Close cont. 2a 1r 4p. (These are No 9 on Portfields Enclosure Award Map)

And Also 2 other Closes or parcels of newly enclosed land adjoining to Home Close containing together 27a 6p in the Portfield in the tenure or occupation of Samuel Greatheed. Bounded on the SE and SW by the Allotment of Elizabeth Cripps; on NW by allotments of Revd Samuel Greatheed and Ann his wife, James Barber and Sir John Buchanan; on N. by Home Close and by Old Inclosures belonging to Samuel Greatheed. Which said 2 Closes are part and parcel of the 3rd Allotment awarded to Sir John Buchanan by the name of Sir John Buchanan Riddell

DB21/3    20th Nov. 1798

RL "Ms 105"

1)   Archibald Hamilton of Curzon St, St George, Hanover Sq., Middx, Francis Hargrave of Lincolns Inn and Thomas Scott of the same, being the Trustees by Act of Parliament of 30 George III

2)   Sir John Buchanan of Sundon, Beds, gent the third son of Sir John Riddell late of Riddell in North Britain Deceased by Jane Riddell also Deceased and also nephew and Devisee of Archibald Buchanan late of Sundon, Deceased.

3)   Rebecca Buchanan of London, spinster who was the sister of the late Dame Jane Buchanan

4)   Revd Samuel Greatheed

Property as in 21/2

This document gives useful details of the Buchanan Family, and a Schedule of the property from the early 1700's but no local names given.

DB21/4    19th Dec 1800

RL of Farm called Hobbs Yard Farm Consideration £1870

1)   Revd Samuel Greatheed

2)   Dr Patrick Renny, Revd William Bull and Thomas Abbott Green of Ludgate St, London, jeweller. The trustees of the Marriage Settlement of Ann Hamilton and the Revd Samuel Greatheed.

Property as in 21/2

DB21/5    10th October 1809

Copy of RL Consideration £3294

1)   Revd Samuel Greatheed

2)   Revd William Bull and Thomas Abbott Green of Ludgate St, London, jeweller. The surviving trustees of the Marriage Settlement of Ann Hamilton and the Revd

3)   Joseph Wilson of Highbury Hill, Islington in the stead of Dr Patrick Renny

4)   George Osborne, woolstapler and William Jefferson fellmonger his trustee

Recites L and RL of 29th and 30th August 1788 being the Marriage Settlement of Ann Hamilton and the Revd Samuel Greatheed.

Ann Hamilton was the only surviving sister and heir at law of Thomas Abbott Hamilton (TAH) late of NP lacemerchant and also the Administratrix of the Goods and Chattels of Thomas Abbott Hamilton the only son and heir of John Hamilton, late of NP Deceased. (She died 1807)

Details of her estate:

Two Closes in Marsh End containing 9a formerly in the occupation of Thomas Holt.

Also one Half Yard Land of arable land, ley meadow, and sweard ground lying dispersedly in the Fields and Meadows belonging to the Portfield and Marsh End, containing 15.5 a formerly the estate of Richard Perrott and others.

Also Half an acre of meadow in the West meadow 

Also 8a in the Portfield and Dods Meadow, accounted for as a quarter Yard Land in the occupation of Mary Wilkinson and purchased by TAH from Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty by L and RL dated the 16th and 17th July 1783.

Recites details of the Trust arrangements for the Marriage Settlement and the Enclosure Award of the Portfield.

Ann died on the 28th August 1807 with no issue and her estate passed to her husband the Revd William Greatheed who now sells to George Osborne for £3294.

"All Those two Closes in the Marsh End now called Holts Closes with the Spinney of wood thereon containing 6a 1r 23p formerly in the occupation of Thomas Holt, then of TAH and now of George Osborn. The land late of the Revd Samuel Greatheed now of the Revd Thomas Palmer Bull on the E; part of the ground of Robert Crichton since of Sir John Buchanan Riddell and now of William Lucas on the SE; the Closes hereinafter mentioned and intended to be conveyed on the W; and the Stoney Stratford Road on the N and NW; the Home Close on the S.

Also all the said recited Plot of Land in Lynches Field on Fox Gate Furlong containing7a 33p bounded on the N and NE by the said Old Inclosures called Holts Closes, on the E by the said 3 Closes, on the S and SW by lands of James Barber Esq, on the W and NW by the Stoney Stratford Road.

Also all the Tithes of the above.

Also Hobbs Yard Farm and the Home Close containing 2a 1r 4p, also 3 Closes formerly 2 Closes adjoining the said Close containing 27a 6p in the Portfield in the occupation of George Osborn. Bounded on the SE and SW by the allotment of Elizabeth Cripps but now of Barnard Levi; on the NW by the last described allotments and an allotment of James Barber; and on N by Home Close and the said old Inclosures called Holts Closes

DB21/6    7th November 1811

Revd William Bulls receipt for Mr Greatheed's Marriage Settlement with undertaking to produce it when required. Witness Alfred Umney.


DB22/1

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT ON THE

INTENDED MARRIAGE OF

GEORGE RENNY TO HIS COUSIN ISABELLA RENNY, 1790.

DB22/1        11th May 1790

Marriage Settlement George to Isabella Renny

(See also DB19/1)

1)   Patrick Renny MD 

2)   Isabella Renny, spinster, eldest Daughter of Patrick and his wife Mary, the only child and heir of Thomas Cripps and Elizabeth his wife (late Elizabeth Perrott) Deceased, one of the three sisters of Robert Perrott late draper, Deceased.

3)   George Renny, surgeon Royal Hospital, Dublin

4)   Robert Jee draper, and Thomas Hooton esq as trustees

In Consideration of Marriage intended between George Renny and his cousin Isobella Renny. Isabella was under 21 years of age and her father Patrick gave his permission, and conveyed to the trustees Isobella's half of the property in Tickford End, Tickford Fields and Abbey End which was left to her by Robert Perrott the elder.

By his Will of the 5th July 1777 (PCC 9.8.1781) Robert Perrott the elder bequeathed:

All his Messuage's

And the house in the High Street wherein he dwelt and the house next adjoining to it

Also two Cottages and a Chandlehouse at the bottom of the yard in the occupations of Samuel Bithray and Mary Brierly,

Also two Cottages in Pools Lane in the occupations of Thomas Quaint and James Pakes

Also his Butcher's Shambles in the High Street.

His trustees are to hold above to the use of Robert Jee for the term of his life and then to his son and if no son to his daughter and if no daughter then to his two nieces Isabella Renny and Elizabeth Renny in equal parts as Tenants in Common, and to their heirs, but if they have no issue, the property is to go to Patrick Renny.

Whereas Mary Perrott spinster by her Will of 31 July 1780 left £500 each to Isabella and Elizabeth. And by a codicil of the 20th May 1782 to her Will Mary (whose fortune had increased by £570 since making her Will) left this in equal shares to her nieces also. Isabella's inheritances are her marriage settlement.


DB22/2-3

RELEASE OF RECTORIAL TITHES BY JOHN BURNHAM

TO THE TRUSTEES OF THE MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT

OF SAMUEL GREATHEED AND ANN HAMILTON, 1795.

DB22/2-3           31st July and 1st August 1795

Conveyance by L and RL

1)   John Burnham of the Kickles, yeoman and George Burnham, yeoman

2)   Dr Patrick Renny, Revd William Bull, Thomas Abbott Green of Ludgate St., London, jeweller, who are the Trustees named in the L and RL of the 29th and 30th August1788 purporting to be the Marriage Settlement of Samuel Greatheed and Ann Hamilton.

"All the Tythes and Tenths of Corn, Grain, hay and other Tythes of Messuages, Closes and lands in the Town and Portfield of NP, containing 40a, which were late the estate of Thomas Holt, Deceased and by him conveyed to Thomas Hooton, Walter Beaty and John Ash, in trust to be sold, and were purchased by Thomas Abbott Hamilton late lacemaker Deceased (brother of Ann) and conveyed to him by L and RL of the 16th and 17th July 1785

Recites that John Haddon by his Will of 29th Dec 1780 appointed John Wilson and Richard Patch as his executors both now Deceased.

And Recites that by L and RL of the 11th and 12th of May 1795 between

1)   Ann Paine, widow, Thomas Wiseman of Beachampton, yeoman and Mary his wife, John Tutt of Moulsoe, lacebuyer and Elizabeth his wife, John Roberts of NP, yeoman and Jane his wife, Henry Gee of NP, shopkeeper and Catherine his wife who were the Daughters and co-heirs of John Wilson Deceased, who was a Trustee in the Will of William Haddon late of NP, yeoman

2)   Mary Haddon

3)   John and George Burnham

Which Recited that Wilson and Patch sold part of the Estate of John Haddon but retained the Tythes, and when Patch died they became vested in Wilson, and when he died they became vested in the co-heirs of John Wilson, who sold them to John and George Burnham.

Witnesses:  George Pitt Hurst and William Lucas


DB22/4

LEASE OF THE TOLLS OF THE NORTH BRIDGE AND TICKFORD BRIDGE

DB22/4        6th April 1812

LEASE OF THE TOLLS OF THE NORTH AND TICKFORD BRIDGES FOR 1 YEAR, AT £1610 pa.

1)      William Praed, esq., Revd James Meakin, clerk, Revd Richard Cantley, clerk, Revd Thomas Palmer Bull, Rev Joseph Ward, Charles Marius Hardy and William Barker Kilpin being seven of the Trustees named in the Act of Parliament made in the 49th year of George III, for the taking down and rebuilding certain parts of the North Bridge and the Tickford Bridge in NP and Lathbury

2)   Jonathan Morrice of Hockliffe

Whereas by Act of Parliament it was lawful for the Bridge Trustees to Levy Tolls, and whereas the Trustees have caused two Toll Houses to be erected one on the North Bridge and one on Tickford Bridge.

The Trustees gave notice of the letting of the Tolls and at a meeting at the Swan Inn on Saturday the 28th March 1812 the Tolls were put up for tender and Jonathan Morrice was the best bidder.

Agreed to let the Tolls to him for one year at £1610 rent for the year, which will be paid to the Treasurer of the Trustees William Lucas by payments of £134. 3s 4d on the 6th of each month.

Witness Alfred Umney


DB22/5

CONVEYANCE OF MESSUAGE TO THE BRIDGE TRUSTEES, 1816

DB22/5             10th June 1816

Conveyance of Messuage in North End for £100

1)   James Pike, butcher

2)   William Praed, Mansell Dawkins Mansel, Henry Hugh Hoare, Edward Watts, John Higgins, Charles Pinfold, Revd Primatt Knapp, Revd James Meakin, Revd William Smyth, Revd Robert Lowndes, Revd Richard Cantley, Revd Thomas Palmer Bull, Revd Joseph Ward, Isaac Henley Hanscombe, Charles Marius Hardy, John Chibnall, William Lucas, Joseph Cripps, William Barker Kilpin, William Selby Lowndes, James Backwell Praed, George Osborn, William Levi, Walden Henry Hanmer, George Cooch, James Suttell Wood, and George Jacob Wynter, the Trustees  empowered to purchase property under the Act of Parliament for the taking down and rebuilding certain parts of the North Bridge and the Tickford Bridge in NP and Lathbury. The Act empowered the Trustees to buy property that would need to be demolished to enable the Bridge rebuilding to proceed.

Property to be purchased is a Messuage in the North End that has lately been purchased by James Pike from Maurice Smith and which was formerly in the occupation by John Landy, and late of Richard Tyrell.

Also part of the Messuage adjoining now in the occupation of John Lovatt, "as the same is marked out and intended to be part of the Public Highway or approach to the said North Bridge".

Witnesses:  Henry Lucas and William Haynes


DB23/1

DR ATKINS PATENT OF THE DEMESNES OF NP, C1615

Not transcribed, consists of 25 pages (1-3 are missing) and is a copy in Latin of the original.


DB23/2

THREE COPIES OF ABSTRACT OF TITLE

OF CHARLES MARIUS HARDY TO THE MANOR OF NP, 1846

(See DB142)


DB24/1

RELEASE OF FREEHOLD ESTATE,

FORMER PURRAT FARMHOUSE

AND LANDS IN TICKFORD END, 1817.

DB24/1        7th January 1817

RL of Freehold Estate in NP by Purchase and Mortgage

1)      William Revis of Olney, baker and John Revis of Olney, carpenter

2)      Susannah Harris, widow and legatee in the Will of John Harris late of NP yeoman.

3)   Joseph Arrowsmith, the younger, gent and John Gregory, victualler the executors of John Harris

4)   Elizabeth Revis of Olney, widow, William Matthews of Bedford, Revenue Officer and Rebecca his wife the Daughters of William Purratt

5)   Philip Hoddle Ward of Tickford Priory gent

6)   George Cooch, gent

7)   Edmund Goodwin, surgeon and apothecary

8)   Revd Charles Kipling

Recites L and RL of 21st and 22nd April 1807 (See DB162/5-6) by which Philip Hoddle Ward purchased the Farmhouse and lands which had belonged to William Purratt (his will is 23.10.1792) for £3555. The property was mortgaged to Joseph Arrowsmith for £1000 and this was repaid when Ward purchased. A Fine is needed to confirm ownership.

Property described as:

Messuage, tenement or Farmhouse in Tickford End wherein Mary Purratt and John Purratt formerly dwelt, which was heretofore purchased by John Purratt Deceased the grandfather of John and the great grandfather of James Wilson Deceased from James Wilson, gent.

And also the garden situated at the S end of the Rickyard belonging to the said Messuage, the Garden is 70ft wide E-W and from Rickyard to fence N-S 50ft, and is fenced of from the way or passage belonging to the several Cottages formerly purchased in Fee by the said John Purratt Deceased (uncle of John Harris) from Robert Quaint and another.

Also the Close of Pasture in Tickford Field called Hill Close containing 1a.

Also 4 leys of sweard and pasture to the Close belonging containing 2a called Forest Leys all which were purchased by John Purratt the grandfather from Francis and Joseph Kirtland, citizens of London.

Also another parcel of arable land called Hill Close by estimation.... Acres in Tickford End Field.

Also a Close called the Barn Close, containing 2a with the Barn therein.


DB24/2

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF WILLIAM LEVI

TO AN ESTATE ON THE GREEN, 1846.

DB24/2    1846

Abstract of Title of William Levi to an Estate in NP

Endorsed "LOTS 2 and 3" on Cover so this is part of Levi's Estate which was auctioned. George Lucas was the purchaser.

(DB185 which is the same as this. See also Advt in NM 1845)


DB25/1-11

DEEDS RELATING TO THE `RAM' PUBLIC HOUSE, 1678-1820.

DB25/1        4th March 1678

Assignment of Mortgage

1)   John Fulford, pewterer

2)   Thomas Lankeshire, tailor and Katherine his wife, who is the widow and executrix of John Emerton, late of Lathbury lacebuyer

3)   Henry David, lacebuyer and his son, heir apparent of Henry David citizen and apothecary of London

All that Messuage in NP divided into several tenements then or late in the occupation of John Emerton and his tenants. Bounded on the W by the ground of Agnes David widow; on the S and E by the High Street; and on the N by the ground of Godfrey Withers.

DB25/2 and DB25/3 24th and 25th June 1727

Sale by L and RL for £120.

1)   Mrs Sarah Revis, widow

2)   Robert Hall, Innholder

A Messuage now divided into three tenements in the occupation of John Craddock, Elizabeth Bass, and Patrick Roy, bounded on the W by House and Grounds of Richard Philips; on the S and E by the High Street; and on the N by the House and Grounds of Thomas Cooper.

DB25/4  26th June 1727

Assignment of Mortgage to Hooton

1)   Mrs Sarah Revis widow, executrix of the Will of Elizabeth Davis, widow Deceased, who was the executrix of the Will of Henry Revis, late, lacebuyer, her late husband.

2)   Robert Hall, Innholder (The Swan DCM)

3)   John Hooton, yeoman

DB25/5/ and DB25/6 14th and 15th Jan. 1796. 

Conveyance by L and RL

1)   Henry Scaldwell late of Tyringham, miller, now of Broughton, John Brice of Stoke Goldington, yeoman, the Devisees in Trust for the Will 5th March 1789 of William Barnes late of Stoke Goldington, Baker, the late owner

2)   Thomas Dawkes, horse dealer, and Richard Higgins, Innholder a person nominated in Trust for Thomas Dawkes.

"All that Messuage in NP called the RAM INN then and now in the occupation of John Woodward, and all that other messuage adjoining then in the occupation of .... Chandler, widow. 

DB25/7 and DB25/8       4th and 5th Nov. 1817

Assignment of Mortgage of £430

1)   Elizabeth Hillyer, widow and devisee in fee of the Will of 12th Aug. 1814, of the property of Nathaniel Hillyer, late Victualler

2)   John Chamberlain of Woburn, Victualler

3)   Samuel Inns of Towcester, stationer, a person nominated in Trust for John Chamberlain.

The Ram Inn late of Nathaniel Hillyer, together with that part of the site that is now walled in and part on which lately stood another Messuage that Nathaniel purchased from Mansel Dawkin Mansel. 

DB25/9/and DB25/10 3rd and 4th July 1820.

Conveyance for £440

1)   John Chamberlain of Woburn, Victualler

2)   Samuel Inns of Towcester, stationer, a person nominated in Trust for John Chamberlain.

3)   John Johnson of Towcester, mason

4)   William Drayson of Towcester, tanner.

The RAM now in the occupation of Thomas Felts and the land that was walled in (see above) in the occupation of Thomas Durham.

DB25/11   5th July 1820

Mortgage £200

John Johnson and his trustee from William Sharp of Brackley, plumber.


DB25/12

DRAFT CONVEYANCE OF THE SWAN INN

AND ASSOCIATED PROPERTIES INCLUDING THREE HOUSES

IN THE MIDDLE ROW OF THE HIGH ST, 1846

DB25/12            1846

Draft Conveyance of the Swan Inn

(See also BAS deeds 69-70/40, which is an Abstract of Title to the Swan)

1)   Mrs Ann Cowley, formerly Ann Hollingworth widow, John Denne of Buckingham, surgeon and Mary Ann his wife (nee Hollingworth), George Williatt Cowley late of Broughton but now of Wavendon, gent and James Riley of Chicheley, Gent, and Sarah Hollingworth of Broughton, spinster

2)   Thomas Wesley, Innholder, and Henry Lucas, gent

Whereas Ann Cowley and Sarah Hollingworth, and the two trustees have at the request of John Denne and his wife Ann contracted with Thomas Wesley for the sale to him for £2000 of:

All that Messuage, tenement or Inn in the High Town commonly called or known by the sign of the SWAN INN late of Thomas Brown and now of Thomas Wesley.

Also the site or ground on which formerly stood three tenements situate lying and being in the middle of the High Street opposite to the said SWAN INN and the SARACENS HEAD INN conteyning in length from E to W ......ft or thereabouts and in breadth from N to S ....ft or thereabouts. 

Also all that Messuage or tenement with the yard stable thereto belonging as the same were formerly in the tenure of Matthew Geary situate in the High Town formerly called or known by the name or sign of the BLUE BOAR heretofore in the several occupations of Thomas Foster, and Ann Paine and afterwards of Robert Forst and as the Gateway of the SWAN INN and which with the chamber over the said Gateway are now in the occupation of the said Thomas Wesley as part of the SWAN INN.

The Draft recites the following documents:

The Will of Thomas Sanders Hollingworth dated 3rd Feb. 1812 (he died in 1813 aged 47) proved 10th June 1813 by which he gave and devised all his property to his wife Ann for life and after her death it was to be divided equally between their two Daughters Mary Ann and Sarah. His executors and trustees were Edmund Goodwin, surgeon and Charles Dorey of Union Court, Broad Street, London, apothecary. The executors had the right to manage the property on behalf of Ann and after her death on behalf of her Daughters. Property could be sold and money paid to Ann.

Indentures of 23rd and 24th March 1821

Purchase by L and RL for £520

1)   Caroline Ann Tatham

2)   Edmund Goodwin one of the trustees under the will of Thomas Sanders Hollingworth 

All that Messuage with the yard and stable etc formerly in the occupation of Matthew Geary situated in the High Street and formerly called the BLUE BOAR, which Messuage was afterwards divided into two Messuages and theretofore in the several occupations of John Tatham, Deceased and George Parker and then of Thomas Foster and Ann Paine. Bounded by the Messuage and garden formerly of James Milligan and then occupied by Joseph Goodwin on the E; the SWAN on the W; the High Street on the N; and a Brewhouse and a wall belonging to the SWAN on the S.

The purchase money was from the estate of Thomas Sanders Hollingworth as an investment for the benefit of the Daughters at the special request of Ann Cowley.

Indentures of L and RL (no date)

1)   Edmund Goodwin the trustee

2)   Edward Cowley for the use of his wife Ann Cowley and after her death for the two Daughters.

Property is BLUE BOAR as above

29th Dec. 1840

Ann Cowley and her two Daughters appoint William Powell as a trustee for the property that he is to hold without prejudice to the estate for life of Ann Cowley and after her death the estate to be divided equally between her two Daughters.

Indentures of L and RL.      29th and 30th Jan. 1841

Part of a Marriage Settlement on the intended marriage of Ann Hollingworth and John Denne, whereby Ann was given her half of the estate and by which George Williatt Cowley and James Riley were appointed as her trustees.

An Indenture of the 11th ....  last

1)   Ann Cowley, John Denne and his wife Ann and the trustees George Williatt Cowley and James Riley

2)   Ann Denne

Release of her half of the estate during the life of Ann


DB26/1

MESSUAGE IN HIGH STREET, 1718

DB26/1        2nd April 1718

RL for Consideration £90

1)   Thomas Chapman of Caldecote, Esq., the son and heir of Roger Chapman Deceased

     Roger Chapman, gent son and heir of Thomas Chapman

2)   John Thacker, baker

All that Messuage in the High St in the occupation of John Thacker. The House and Ground of Richard Revis on the E; House and Ground of .... Cripps widow of Joseph Cripps on the W. 

(See DB199/4 and DB380/1 which is for same property as above)


DB26/2 and 4-6

MARSHALLS FARM, FARMHOUSE, MALTHOUSE AND LANDS

IN THE PORTFIELD, THE ESTATE OF THE CRIPPS FAMILY,

LATER OF BARNARD LEVI THEN GEORGE COOCH,

INCLUDES ABSTRACT OF TITLE 1718-1812

DB26/3 IS MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT OF WILLIAM BOON AND

SARAH SISNEY PROPERTY IN GRETTON, NORTHANTS AND CROYDON

DB26/2

This Deed is very brittle and stuck together so unable to unfold. Endorsement faded but can just read "Surrender". (It is however in the Abstract of Title DB26/6 below).

DB26/3        2nd March 1797

Marriage Settlement in anticipation of the intended marriage between William Boon, maltster and Sarah Sisney both of Gretton, Northants.

Lands in Gretton and Croydon.

DB26/4        20th Jan. 1802

RL   This deed is very fragile and is boxed separately.

1)   Mrs Elizabeth Cripps and William Cripps

2)   Barnard Levi

Marshall’s Farm, Malthouse and other Closes

(See DB43/12a and 13)

DB26/5        7th March 1812

Mortgage of an Estate in NP for purposes of Securing £2075 and £1925 with interest.

1)   William Levi of Moulsoe, gent

2)   William Tyler Smith of Northampton, gent and Frances his wife late Frances Levi.

3)      Revd William Smith of Great Linford, and Henry Locock, surgeon

4)      The said William Tyler Smyth

Receipt from William Levi for £2075 received from parties 3 and £1925 from William Tyler Smith.

Recites a Marriage Settlement of 5.6.1807 prior to intended marriage William and Frances.

1)   William Tyler Smith 

2)   Frances Levi the Daughter of Barnard Levi of Northampton, gent.

3)   Barnard Levi

4)   William Smith, Henry Locock and William Levi

Property is The ground where Marshall's Farm lately stood in Green End near Marsh End in NP, near adjoining Toft whereon lately stood a Malthouse, and other Closes in the recently enclosed Portfield, late in the occupation of Barnard Levi.

Also £3333 6s 8d  in Bank of England Annuities.

DB26/6

Abstract of Title to an Estate in NP purchased by the late William Levi from the Devisees of the late Barnard Levi, (formerly Cripps' Estate).

(This document has not been completely transcribed, it   consists of 55 manuscript pages and gives much information about the Cripps, Rogers and Levi families, and covers the above Deeds).

1st & 2nd May 1718

Conveyance by L and RL Chapman to Cripps

Marshall's Farmhouse at or near Marsh End or Green End then in the occupation of John Cripps.

Also 2 Closes near the Farmhouse containing by estimation 2.5a. the ground of Avice Cripps on the N; and the Common Field on the S.

Also 3 pieces of land in the Common fields occupied by Thomas Chapman, Thomas Pinkard, Charles Browne, Henry Browne, Edward Cripps and John Cripps.

These lands were charged with several legacies bequeathed in the Will of Roger Chapman.

2nd May 1739

Will of John Cripps PCC 7.11.1741 by which he leaves all his estate to his only son William.

22nd & 23rd March 1741

Marriage Settlement by L and RL prior to the intended marriage of William Cripps (son of John above) to Elizabeth Atkins Daughter of William Atkins of Northampton, tallow chandler.

Farmhouse and lands as above.

Trustees are George Atkins citizen and mercer of London and John Parrott of NP, gent.

22nd & 23rd November 1779

Covenant to make a Tenant to the Precipe for the purpose of suffering a Common Recovery for barring and docking of the estate. (So Elizabeth could sell it).   

1)   Elizabeth Cripps widow of William Cripps and John Cripps her son (William was the son and heir of the late John Cripps by Anne his wife formerly Anne Atterbury)

2)   Benjamin Buckden of Grays Inn, London and George Pitt Hurst of NP who becomes `perfect tenant' for the purposes of making a Recovery

1779 Michaelmass Term 20 George III

Exemplification of Recovery, 1 Messuage, 2 tofts, 1 malthouse, 150a of land, 12a of meadow, 30a of pasture, 4a of wood, and Common of Pasture in Moulsoe and NP.

7th & 8th September1780

Assignment of debts by L and RL

1)   William Cripps brother of John Cripps, deceased (intestate) who was the son and heir of the late William Cripps and Elizabeth his widow.

2)   John Warner of Lathbury, gardener, John Chubb of Sherington, gent and John Stevens of Stantonbury, gent,

3)   Robert Collinson, surgeon and apothecary, and George Rose of Sherington, shopkeeper.

William Cripps owed £250 to John Warner, £200 to John Chubb, and £150 to John Stevens, and also £100 to Robert Collison. "William was embarrassed in his circumstances and incapable of repaying". He wanted his mother Elizabeth to sell some of her estate (which was hers for life). It was agreed that his debts would be charged against her estate and that the creditors would be repaid within 3 months of her death. Collinson and Rose to act as Trustees of this arrangement.

Elizabeth's property now described as

"All that toft whereon then sometime since stood a Messuage or Farmhouse called Marshalls formerly in the occupation of John Cripps then of the said William Cripps and now of George Osborne his undertenant.

Also the Malthouse to the said toft or piece of ground adjoining late of William Cripps, then of Richard Patch and now of Joseph Redden.

Also 2 Closes containing by estimation 2.5a The ground late of Avice Cripps then of ....on the N; the Common Field on the S.

Also lands in the Common Fields of NP as in 1718.

(See DB43/12/e)

15th & 16th May 1781

Mortgage by L and RL for £300

1)   William Cripps

2)   Thomas Rogers the elder of Sherington, yeoman, Thomas Rogers the younger of NP surgeon and apothecary.

Recites L and RL of 7th & 9th September1780, and reciting that William Cripps had contracted with (2) for the sale of his estate for £300, and the same was intended to be conveyed after the death of his mother Elizabeth Cripps.

William Cripps gave covenant to the effect that he was legally seized of the estate, which was entailed, and he would inherit after his mother's death.

5th February1779

Copy of the Will of Thomas Rogers of Sherington.

To son Robert and Daughter Susannah £300 each. The rest of his estate to his wife Elizabeth and her heirs forever

20th April 1785         Bond

Thomas Rogers of Sherington and his wife Elizabeth are bound to Joshua Bernard and John Mott of Bedford Coal merchants in the sum of £100. Recites previous bonds of 1780 and 1781. And recites that William Cripps is indebted to Joshua Bernard and John Mott for £43.18.0 and that they had commenced legal action against Cripps but at the request of Thomas and Elizabeth Rogers had agreed to stop it and enter into the above obligation for payment by the Rogers within three months of the death of Elizabeth Cripps.

23rd January 1790       5 part Indenture

1)   Thomas and Elizabeth Rogers of Sherington

2)   William Cripps

3)   Elizabeth Rogers relict of Thomas Rogers the elder

4)   Susannah Rogers spinster one of the Daughters of Thomas Rogers

5)   Joseph Cripps, draper and John Williams baker as trustees

Recites that previous Indentures were intended to repay William Cripps debts and that William had since (in 1781) borrowed a further sum of £40 from Thomas Rogers the elder. And that Susannah would inherit £300 when she became 21 years of age or when she got married.

In order to carry out the intent of the Indenture of May 1781 the property was now conveyed to party 5 to hold in Trust for the children of William Cripps and their heirs and in ultimate trust for George, Thomas and Joseph the brothers of William.

8th May 1790       Tripartite Indenture

Recites further bonds and debts of William Cripps,  that some of his creditors had died and that George Rose, Robert King and John Hollingworth had been appointed as the trustees of their interests.

19th February1791

1)   Susannah Rogers

2)   John Odell of Holcot Moor, Holcot, Bedford, yeoman

Susannah assigns to Odell the Bonds for £300 and £40 due to her and gives him power of attorney to recover the money.  

27th & 28th January 1792          L and RL

1)   John Odell

2)   Joseph Cripps and Susannah his wife (formerly Rogers)

3)   Elizabeth Rogers (must be widow of TR the elder)

Recites that in May 1788 Thomas Rogers the younger was declared a Common Bankrupt and that Robert Jee, George Osborn, John Palmer, and William Hilliker were appointed as Assignees of his estate.

Also recites that John Odell wants his money back and that Joseph Cripps had applied to Elizabeth Rogers to pay the legacy of £300 due to his wife Susannah.

Elizabeth pays the £300 to Odell and Joseph and Susannah acknowledge that it was in full payment of Susannah's legacy.

22nd January 1792

By her Will Elizabeth Rogers left £100 to Susannah wife of Joseph Cripps and the rest of her estate to her son Thomas who was the sole executor. Will proved Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham 2.8.1790.

28th July 1792     3 part Indenture

1)   Thomas Rogers

2)   The Creditors of Thomas Rogers

3)   Robert Collison and Edward Jefferson who are also creditors

Thomas sets over to Robert and Edward as trustees who are to settle his debts of £300 and £40 with interest, and the rest of his estate with "all powers and remedies". 

2nd Dec 1793       Decree in Chancery

The Assignees of Thomas Rogers to be considered as Trustees to settle all his debts

6th July 1795      3 part Indenture

1)   Elizabeth Cripps

2)   John Chamberlain of Cropredy, Oxon

3)   Robert Whitworth, of Cold Brayfield

Elizabeth Mortgages the 2 Closes of land in the Portfield which were awarded to her when the field was enclosed, to Robert Whitworth.

5th & 6th Sept.1796

1)   Robert Jee, draper, George Osborne, woolstapler, John Palmer of Olney, draper, William Hiliker of St John St, Middx, oilman, who are the Assignees of the Estate and Effects of the Thomas Rogers late of NP, surgeon and apothecary, a Bankrupt.

2)   Thomas Rogers

3)   John Odell

4)   William Cripps and Elizabeth his wife

5)   Joseph Cripps and Susannah his wife

5)   John Williams

Recites earlier Indentures and that the £300 Consideration for the RL of 16.5.1781 was borrowed by Thomas Rogers the elder from John Odell, and that Thomas Rogers the elder and Thomas Rogers the younger entered into a bond to John Odell on 16.5.81 with a large penalty for repaying the £300.

Odell was repaid by the trustees and the property was conveyed to Joseph Cripps and John Williams and their heirs to hold forever, subject nevertheless to the Estate for life of Elizabeth Cripps the mother. Upon Trusts mentioned and expressed in the Indenture of 23.1.1790.

"All that toft whereon then sometime since stood a Messuage or Farmhouse called Marshalls formerly in the occupation of John Cripps then of the said William Cripps and now of George Osborne his undertenant.

Also the Malthouse to the said toft or piece of ground adjoining. late of William Cripps, then of Richard Patch and now of Joseph Redden.

Also 2 Closes containing by estimation 2.5a adjoining near to the croft and to the same belonging, The ground late of Avice Cripps then of Richard Higgins on the N; the Common Field on the S.

Also several other pieces of land.

Also the 2 Allotments made to Elizabeth Cripps in the PortField, which were awarded to her when the field was enclosed.

15th November 1798

1)   William Cripps the elder and Elizabeth his wife

2)   William Cripps the younger and John Cripps both of NP, yeoman, and Susannah Cripps, spinster, the sons and daughters and the only children the body of William Cripps the elder. John and Susannah are both minors under 21 years of age.

3)   George Cripps, victualler, Thomas Cripps of Sherington, carpenter, the brothers of William Cripps the elder

4)   Joseph Cripps, draper and John Williams who are Trustees of William Cripps the elder and his wife and family

5)   Joseph Arrowsmith, gent

6)      Robert Collison the 1st named and original trustee for William Cripps the elder

Recites the earlier Indentures and recites that in consequence of the claim made by Robert Jee and others as Assignees of Thomas Rogers bankrupt. ....several pages of legal argument.

William Cripps the elder refuses to pay Arrowsmith for legal work.

Property appears to be mortgaged to Arrowsmith for 1000 years subject to the life estate of Elizabeth Cripps.

13 & 14th November 1801

1)   George Pitt Hurst

2)   Elizabeth the widow of William Cripps the elder late of NP Gent deceased, who was son and heir of John Cripps, yeoman, Deceased

3)   William Cripps schoolmaster the eldest surviving son and heir apparent of the said Elizabeth Cripps widow by the said William Cripps her late husband.

4)   William Isaacson of Sergeants Inn, London

5)   William Giles of Lincolns Inn, Middx

6)   Robert Collison

Recites the Marriage Settlement of 22nd & 23rd March 1741, and that William Cripps married Elizabeth Atkins, and that William has since died, and that John Cripps was his eldest son.

Further recites Indentures of 22nd & 23rd November 1779, and that John Cripps died shortly after that date, leaving Elizabeth Cripps his mother and William Cripps his eldest brother and heirs at law.

Recites Indenture of 7th & 8th September1790 and that all the said Bonds and other debts of the said William Cripps secured upon the said premises with all the interest were still remaining unpaid.

In order to repay these debts Elizabeth Cripps and her son William agreed to sell the property and the land. But it was thought that the Common Recovery of 1789 was not good enough to prove their title. George Pitt Hurst was named in that recovery as Tenant to the Precipe and the premises were legally vested in him, therefore the Cripps requested Hurst to act with them and the property was now conveyed to Isaacson to the intent that he now became the perfect tenant to the end that one or more good and perfect Common Recovery might be had.

Michaelmass Term   42 George III

Exemplification of Recovery, Isaacson is the perfect tenant; property is 2 tofts, 2 malthouses, 2 gardens, 220a land, 120a meadow, 120a pasture and Common of Pasture. The amounts are exaggerated.

19th & 20th January 1802

(See DB43/12a and 13)

1)   Elizabeth Cripps, widow

2)   William Cripps

3)   Robert Whitworth of Cold Brayfield

4)   Robert Collison

5)   John Hollingworth, gent, Elizabeth Chubb of Northampton widow and executor of John Chubb late of Sherington, gent and John Harrison of St Alban, Hertford.

6)   Joseph Cripps and John Williams

7)   Robert Collison and Edward Jefferson

8)   Joseph Bernard

9)   Joseph Cripps and Susannah his wife

10)  Joseph Arrowsmith

11)  Barnard Levi of Northampton, coachmaster

12)  Clark Hillyard of Northampton, wine merchant

Recites previous Indentures and states that the smaller parcel of land allotted to Elizabeth Cripps on the Enclosure of the Portfield was put up for auction on l0.6.1796 by Elizabeth and her son William and was purchased by George Cooch for £2010 free from all Mortgages etc.

And that since that sale Barnard Levi had contracted with Elizabeth and William for the purchase of the Toft, malthouse and Closes and the other parcel of land allotted to Elizabeth Cripps on the Enclosure of the Portfield for £3325.

It was agreed that the £2010 to be paid by Cooch should be paid by him in satisfaction and discharge of the Principal and interest on the several Mortgages and securities etc (repayments are detailed in the abstract), but that certain debts still remain unpaid e.g. Thomas to Robert Collison, Edward Jefferson and Joseph Bernard and these would be paid by Barnard Levi out of his purchase money.

Note. Levi borrows £2000 towards his purchase as follows, £600 from Joseph Arrowsmith on a 500-year Mortgage and £1400 from Joseph Cripps on a 1000-year Mortgage.

19th & 20th November 1802

A 13 part Indenture that is the Conveyance of the previous one

10th May 1809

Extract from Will of Barnard Levi

To Charles Smith the elder and Charles Smith the younger his executors, All his freehold Malting or Malting office with the barns, stables and Appurtenances belonging and adjoining. Also the five Closes or Inclosed grounds situate in NP containing 70a then in the occupation of his son William Levi and all other estate and property in NP.

Executors to value the estate and ascertain the amount of a fair rent and offer to his widow if she should choose to rent it. The executors to pay the income to Barnard’s son and two daughters, William Levi and Frances, the wife of William Tyler Smith, and Elizabeth Johnston widow, in equal shares. If his widow does not wish to rent, or after her death the estate to be valued and offered to his son and daughters and if they do not wish to purchase then it is to be sold and the proceeds divided equally between them. Will proved PCC 29.12.1810

17th & 18th Dec 1811

1)      Charles Smith the elder and Charles Smith the younger both of Northampton, lace merchants

2)   William Levi of Moulsoe and William Tyler Smith and Frances his wife, Menzies Duncan of Bath, Esq., and Elizabeth his wife (the other Daughter now remarried)

3)   Rebecca Levi, widow

4)   George Rubbra of Northampton, scrivener.

Barnard's widow did not wish to rent the estate, it has been valued at £4200 and offered to Barnard’s three children. William Levi has offered to purchase and his sisters have agreed. 

Property now described as "all that Toft whereon Marshall's Farmhouse formerly stood, and the Toft whereon lately stood the Malthouse in the occupation of Barnard Levi who had pulled down and demolished the same, which two Tofts were laid together and made into a Rickyard and were now occupied by William Levi. Also the other Closes".

Hilary Term 52 George III 1811-12

Chirograph of Fine confirming above


DB26/7

PRINTED PARTICULARS OF SALE OF 60 HIGH ST,

AND BUILDING PLOTS IN UNION ST,

BY EXECUTORS OF RICHARD LITTLEBOY, 1912,

DB26/7        17th April 1912

Printed Notice of Sale by Auction by Stafford and Rogers of the

Highly Valuable Residence, 60, High St, with extensive gardens, together with a substantially erected suite of offices occupation on lease by NP UDC.

To be sold on instructions of the Will of the late Mr Richard Littleboy on Wednesday 17.4.1912 at the Swan Hotel.

Lot 1 The House and offices

Lots 2-6 Building plots in Union St.

Ms Endorsements state "Lot 1 withdrawn. Lots 2-6 no bidding".  

Printed by James Line.


DB26/8

THE KING AND QUEEN IN THE HIGH ST, 1765,

DB26/8        25th March 1765

Sale by L and RL the RL of 26th March is not present

1)   William Cripps gent son and heir of John Cripps late of NP, gent. Deceased.

2)   George Burnham, butcher and victualler

All that Messuage in the High St called the King and Queen, wherein John Burnham father of George Burnham lately dwelt, and now in the occupation of George Burnham.

The House and Ground of Robert Perrott in the occupation of John Hawkins, and the Room late a shop now in the occupation of George Burnham and belonging to William Yate, formerly part of the hereby bargained Messuage (the King and Queen) on the one side, and the House and Ground formerly of Shuckburgh Syll now of .... in the occupation of Rebecca Harris, widow on the other; the High Street on the S. With a right of way through the entry passage between the K and Q and the Messuage in the occupation of Rebecca Harris and also the soil lying and being next to and adjoining the Little Room there formerly made on the W side of the King and Queen. (See also DB112)


DB27/1-8

DEEDS RELATING TO CALDECOTE MANOR 1692-1747

INCLUDES LIST OF PROPERTIES IN NEWPORT PAGNELL AND WORCESTER

DB27/1    2nd April 1692

"(8) 12" "Mr William White's Will 2 April 1692"

Will of William White, of Caldecot, gent, Executors are William Roberts of Essex and "James Tyrill who now lives with me at Caldecott". He leaves the Manor of Caldecott, all his Messuage's, Cottages, Closes, meadows, lads, tenements, etc in Caldecote and NP to executors to sell for the best price and to repay Mortgages, debts etc and then from the residue to pay wife Jane £1000, eldest son William £1000, youngest son Samuel £500, and if wife pregnant at time of his death then £400 to the child, all to be paid at age of 21 years. If wife not pregnant then that £400 goes to eldest son William.

Wife to receive the profits etc for her maintenance and that of the children until the estate is sold.

Trustees to invest the residue for the maintenance and education of the children.  

DB27/2    5th April 1698

Manor of Caldecote

Roger Chapman's Mortgage of £4000 from Mr Jolly endorsed with receipt for repayment on 5th October 1698.

DB27/3    18th January 1703

Thomas Chapman's Mortgage of Mill Leys for £400 from John Tabor, Southwark, Surrey, haberdasher.

DB27/4    14th December 1717 See DB203

Conveyance by Gift

Thomas Chapman to his son Roger Chapman

The Manor of Sherington, with a wood and woodground of 18a

Close of 16a in Linford now or late of Thomas Wilkinson.

Several Messuages in NP that is to say;

1 Messuage or Inn called the Saracens Head, with courtyards, stable, and Appurtenances late of Nathaniel Seymoore

1 Messuage in the yard of above in tenure .... Woodstock

1 Shop in High St in tenure Thomas Barr

1 Messuage, tenement and shop adjoining with yard in tenure John Cooper

1 Messuage, tenement and shop adjoining with yard in tenure Daniel Ping

1 Messuage and shop in tenure George Jennings

1 Messuage and shop in tenure George Butler

1 other Messuage and backside adjoining with yard in tenure John Thacker

1 meadow called Hogholme containing 1a in tenure Anthony Chapman

1 Messuage or Farmhouse and barns, stables and orchard, with 100a of land in Portfield in the tenure of John Cripps

50a of land in Portfield in the occupation of ..... Ridgeley

1 Messuage and farm with barns, stables, and 15a of land in the tenure of Thomas Pinkard

1 Messuage at or near the Green in occupation Richard Ping

1 Messuage in the tenure of the Officers belonging to the Town of NP 

1 Messuage called the Bowling Green with barns, stable, brewhouses, outhouses, yards, gardens and orchard. 1 Bowling Green or parcel of meadow adjoining in the occupation of Thomas Odell

2 other Messuage's with yards and gardens in tenure of James Paine

1 Messuage in tenure of George Vaux

1 Messuage in tenure of Ann Sapwell

1 Messuage in tenure of John Dudley

1 Messuage in tenure of Elizabeth Nichols

1 Messuage in tenure of Richard Thompson

1 Messuage in tenure of Mathew Lane

1 piece of garden at Marsh End in occupation of Thomas Nichols

1 Messuage in tenure of John Douglas

1 Messuage adjoining the last in tenure of Robert Harvey

1 Messuage in tenure of Thomas Wood

1 Messuage in tenure of George Muskett

1 Messuage in tenure of Mary Freelove

1 Messuage with barn and stables in tenure of William Walker

1 Messuage in tenure of John Marshall

1 Messuage in tenure of George Hutton

1 Messuage in tenure of Thomas Cowley

1 Malt house with Appurtenances, yards, and orchards, thereto adjoining in possession of Thomas Chapman, which Malthouse and premises were late parcel of the last mentioned premises, and also all and singular all the properties (recites above list) of the said Thomas Chapman situate in the town and parish of NP and in the fields etc belonging, except the Manor of Caldecott with the Messuage's and lands belonging.

Also a half share of Messuage's (original deeds has full list) in the City of Worcester

DB27/6    14th Dec 1717

Settlement by Conveyance Thomas Chapman to his son Roger Chapman, confirming vesting and settling the property in DB27/4.

DB27/7    4th July 1702

Will of Roger Chapman and subsequent papers re Settlements and legacies

DB27/8

Various Chapman Mortgages and Release's


DB28/1

COTTAGE IN MARSH END 1723

DB28/1        6th April 1723

Marriage Settlement    

1)   William White, Victualler

2)   William Leach of Moulsoe, yeoman

William White gives to his Son in law William Leach and his wife Mary:

All that Cottage in March End near to the sign of the Black Bull there, formerly in the occupation of John Burgess and now of Richard Marlow, adjoining to the Cottage in the occupation of Daniell Church. Which Cottages were formerly but one and are bounded by the yard of Thomas Chapman Esq., now in the occupation of Thomas Miller on the N; the ground in the occupation of Jonathan Bunker on the NW; and the ground and several other Cottages of Mark Harris on the SW; which two Cottages were lately erected by the said Mark Harris on a piece of ground there formerly purchased by him of Benjamin Houghton and Martha his wife.


DB28/2-3 and 9-11

SALE BY EXECUTORS OF SIR RICHARD ATKINS BARONET,

OF COTTAGE IN NORTH END, HIGH ST, 1810

(See also DB193)

DB28/2-3 2nd and 3rd May 1758

Sale by L and RL, Consideration £35

1)   Sir William Bowyer, baronet of Denham, Bucks and William Stonehouse Esq., 2nd brother of Sir John Stonehouse of Radley, he devisees, trustees and executors of Sir Richard Atkins baronet, late of Clapham, Surrey

2)   William Frost, glover and breeches maker.

All that Cottage in North End now or late of Martha Lax.

The Messuage of Robert Price Junior on the N; the Messuage of William Hall on the E; the Common Street on the S and W.

This property was part and parcel of the Manor, Rectory, Messuage's, farms and lands etc of NP Comprised in certain Indentures of L and RL of the 26th and 27th May 1752, conveyed by Henry Ffaure, a former Mortgagee by consent of Sir Richard Atkins to Sir John Dashwood and Sir Jonathan Cope Barts, by way of Mortgage and after were subject to a Proviso in the Release conveyed by the Will of Sir Richard Atkins proved in the High Court of Chancery, to his executors as above.  

DB28/9 and 11      19th and 20th March 1810

Bargain and Sale by L and RL for £90

1)   William Greaves of Haversham, gent and George Lucas, gent the executors of Sarah Tye

2)   Joseph Pike, butcher.

Whereas Sarah made her Will on the 27th March 1809 which was proved at Canterbury on the 30th May 1809 her executors sell her house as below, by Auction

All that Messuage standing in the North End (11, High St) late in the occupation of Martha Lax and now of John Tandy. The house late of Elizabeth Platt widow now of ... on the one side and the house formerly of Hannah Anstee widow, late of Thomas Odell and now of William Paine called THE CHEQUERS on the other

DB28/10

The Will of Sarah Tye.


DB28/4

CONVEYANCE OF REAL AND ASSIGNMENT OF PERSONAL ESTATE

OF THOMAS HOLT FOR THE BENEFIT OF CREDITORS, INCLUDES

GOODWIN’S FARMHOUSE ON THE GREEN, MESSUAGES AND LAND, IN MARSH END, TICKFORD END, PORTFIELD AND ELSEWHERE 1779.

See also DB45b/4

DB28/4    1779

Conveyance of RL and Assignment of Personal Estate for the Benefit of Creditors.

1)   Thomas Holt, gentleman

2)   Thomas Hooton of Tickford Priory, gent, Walter Beaty, lace merchant and John Ashe of Arundel St, Middlesex, who are the Creditors of Thomas Holt.

All that ground and soil in Marsh End whereon a Messuage with barns and other buildings with yard and gardens containing about 2a. Formerly a garden in the occupation of John Petts, since of Joseph Nicholls and now of Joseph Redden.

ALSO one half yardland of arable land, ley meadow and sweard ground in the Portfield and Marsh End, containing in total 15.5a heretofore to the said Messuage belonging, now in the occupation of Mary Wilkinson, formerly the estate of Richard Perrott and others.

ALSO a Close of pasture, now 2 pightles, in NP containing 1a now in the occupations of John Tye and William Benson. Bury Field on the E; the Green there called the Lakes on the W; the Close late of Sir Henry Atkins and late in the occupation of Edward Percival on the N; and the Close of Richard Chapman now occupied by Thomas Warr on the S.

AND ALSO half an acre of meadow in the West meadow, in the occupation of Mary Wilkinson. The meadow ground of Robert Crichton lying towards the floodgate of Gayhurst Mill on the E; and the meadow of Richard Chapman Deceased on the W.

AND ALSO 8.5a in the Common Portfield and Common meadow called Dodd's Meadow and there accounted for a quarter of a yardland. All which half-yardland and quarter yardland formerly purchased by Thomas Holt of John Perrott on 21st and 22nd September 1748.

AND ALSO 2 Closes of pasture or Inclosed ground in Marsh End containing 9a. The House and Ground of Robert Crichton Deceased now of John Riddell on the E; the Common Field (Portfield) on the W; the Common Green or Highway on the N; and the Close of pasture formerly of Robert Crichton Deceased on the S. Which premises are in the occupation of Thomas Holt and were by him purchased from Thomas Revis and John Hooton on 28th and 29th September 1748.

ALSO the Messuage in Green End called Goodwins Farmhouse in the occupation of John Errington

ALSO a piece of pasture adjoining containing 1a now occupied by Thomas Holt and adjoining to the 2 said Closes last mentioned.

ALSO several pieces of Arable, leys, meadow and pasture lying in the Common fields comprising 1 half yard land and totalling 27a 1r now occupied by Henry Atterbury and John Purratt, described in a Terrier annexed to a Schedule of Feoffment of the 26th June 1691 between Thomas Osborne senior, his wife Judith and their son Thomas Osborne Junior to Richard Purrott.

ALSO a Close of pasture or Inclosed ground in the occupation of Joseph Redden in Tickford Field called Long Close otherwise Water Lane Close, containing 2a. The Close of pasture formerly called Gulian Close, now Priory Close on the N; the Common Green called Clay Green on the S; the lane called Water Lane on the E; and the Close of pasture formerly of Sir Richard Atkins Deceased but now Mr Hooton on the W. 

ALSO a Wood in Emberton parish

ALSO 3 leys of pasture in Tickford End on Perifold furlong there with the Brick Kilns and a barn standing thereon and the ground where a house formerly stood adjoining to the Brick Kilns but now taken down and now in the occupation of Mary Moreton widow.

ALSO 2 Cottages in Priory Street in the occupations of John Bignall and ... Pickering.

ALSO 1 house now made into 2 tenements with the yard and barn and Appurtenances situate in Tickford End, the corner house of Priory St and now in the occupation of Francis Warr. The tenement of the Vicar of NP on the E; the Common Street on the W and S.

ALSO all of Thomas Holt's household goods and other effects.

All to be sold for the benefit of his Creditors.

Thomas Holt had since Mortgaged the above to George Pitt Hurst and John Gregory of Leicester, bookseller and printer   

The deed recites Indentures of L and RL dated the 5th and 6th May 1779 whereby Thomas Holt conveyed the property below to his creditors Thomas Hooton, Walter Beaty, John Ash since Deceased and others. SEE DB107/9


DB28/5-8

RELEASE OF ESTATE OF WILLIAM CRIPPS

FOR BENEFIT OF CREDITORS

INCLUDES THREE TUNS FORMERLY THE BLACK BULL

IN MARSH END 1779-1806.

DB28/5 and 6  27th and 28th Sept. 1779

Conveyance by L and RL for 10/-

1)   John Warner of Lathbury, gardener and Robert Collison, surgeon and apothecary, who are the Creditors of William Cripps

2)   William Cripps, brewer

3)   John Osborne of Quarry Hall, Lathbury, grocer

Recites a L and RL of the 9th and 10th April 1779 between party 1 above and Thomas Rogers the elder and John Cripps who are also creditors of William Cripps.

William Cripps is seized of the following properties, which he agrees to release to 1 above and his other creditors.

All that Messuage in Marsh End sometime since called or known by the sign of the BLACK BULL and now the THREE TUNS, heretofore in the occupation of Benjamin Smith, late of Francis Clutton and now of Robert Denton.

ALSO 3 Cottages near adjoining to the above heretofore in the occupations of William Malins, John West and .... but now of Edward Cooke, Edward Higby and James Leach. The BLACK BULL being on the W; the ground late of George Chapman now of ... on the E; the ground of Thomas Gibbs and the N; and the Common Street on the S.

DB28/7        3rd Aug. 1800

Bargain and Sale by Feoffment for £105

1)   Margaret Osborne, Lathbury, the widow and devisee under the Will of John Osborne yeoman of Lathbury, Deceased and Thomas Osborne son and heir of John Osborne

2)   William Leverett, gent

All that Messuage in Marsh End formerly the BLACK BULL and now the THREE TUNS, late of Robert Denton, since of Priscilla Bryant and now of Thomas Abbott.

ALSO 3 Cottages near adjoining late in the occupations of Edward Cooke, Edward Higby and James Leach, now of James Watts, Elizabeth Soden and William Judge. The THREE TUNS on the W; the ground late of George Chapman on the E; the ground late of Thomas Gibbs and now of James Pike the N; and the Common Street on the S.

DB28/8    24th March 1806

Feoffment (See also DB33)

1)   William Leverett

2)   James Pike

All that Messuage in Marsh End formerly the BLACK BULL and now the THREE TUNS, in the occupation of Samuel Whitehead.  ALSO 3 Cottages near adjoining late in the occupations of James Watts, Elizabeth Soden and William Judge and now of Sussanna Robinson, Sam Whitehand and one unnoccupied. The THREE TUNS on the W; the ground late of George Chapman and now of James Pike on the E; the ground late of Thomas Gibbs and now of John Walker on the N; and the Common Street on the S.


DB29/2-4

THE CORNER HOUSE ON CANNON CORNER (SITE OF HSBC BANK),

INCLUDES

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT JAMES LEVERRET AND TABITHA FFODY,

AND WILL OF WILLIAM LEVERETT, 1702-93,

DB29/2     7th Oct. 1702

Marriage Settlement in anticipation of marriage between James Larratt alias Leverett and Tabitha Ffody

1)   James Leverett, ironmonger

2)   Piercie Ffody of Stony Stratford, gent and William Larrat alias Leverett of North Crawley, yeoman, and Tabytha Ffody of Stony Stratford, spinster sister of Piercie.

James gives to Piercie and William, as trustees, the following property, "Cottage in NP now in the occupation of James Leverett, the Common St on the N and E; cottage of Ann Hartley, widow on the S; the Messuage of Ann Brittan, widow commonly called or known by the name of the PLOW on the W. Witnesses:  Ann Harris and Charles Holden.

DB29/3        5th Nov. 1769

Copy Will of Acquila Leverett of above date made by Cooch of NP on the 8th October 1793.

Will of Aquilla Leverett of NP, ironmonger. I give all those two Messuages one of which is in my occupation. and the other of Mary Arthur, milliner, to my son William Leverett and Jeremiah Collyer, bookseller in Trust that they will permit my loving wife Dorothy Leverett to hold the premises for life. After her death the trustees are to sell the property and the proceeds are to go to my children Katherine Hannah, William, Benjamin, Aquilla, Dorothy and John in equal shares and if any of them die the proceeds are to be divided equally between the survivors. If the share per child is more than £28 then my son James Leverett shall come in and be an equal sharer with the others. He already has a Close of pasture of the value of £28 given to him by his late grandmother Tabytha Deceased.

The legacies to my daughters Katherine Hannah and Dorothy shall be paid to them respectively for their own sole use apart from their respective husbands who shall not intermeddle and the legacies not to be subject to their control.

I give all my Messuage's and Cottages in NP which I lately purchased of John Course to my wife Dorothy, also all my household goods, stock and chattels to my wife Dorothy who is appointed my sole executrix.

Witnesses:  Roger Chapman, Richard Patch and Mary Holness.  

DB29/4        12th Nov. 1793

Sale by L and RL (the RL of next day is not present)

1)   William Leverett, gent, eldest son and heir of Aquilla Leverett who was the son and heir of James and Tabytha Leverett

2)   William Clarke of Warwick Court, Holborn, Middx, gent

All that Messuage in NP being the Corner house now used as two Messuage's in the occupations of Mary Arthur and Aquilla Leverett.

The Messuage formerly of James Hartley now of Elizabeth King, widow on the S; the PLOW Inn on the W.


DB29/1,AND 5-7

COTTAGES IN POOLES LANE, MARSH END 1693-1809

DB29/1      18th Jan. 1693

Will of Tapp Page of NP soldier, written 18.1.1672.

“I give my little house in Marsh End in a lane there called Pooles Lane, to the heirs of my dear mother Mary Ostin legally begotten by John Ostin my father in law for ever. For want of such issue then I give the same house to the said John Ostin (Austin) and his heirs. I give all the rest of my goods etc to my loving father in law John Ostin who I appoint as my sole executor.

I appoint Thomas Bowery, salesman and Thomas Gelfthorpp, tailor to be the Overseers of this my will”.

Witnesses:  William White, James David and William Wetherhed.

DB29/5        19th Nov. 1768

Feoffment for £30

1)   William Austin of Marston Moretaine, yeoman nephew and heir of William Austin late of NP labourer, who was the son and heir of John Austin Deceased by his wife Mary, formerly Mary Page.

2)   John Bosworth of Marston Moretaine, yeoman.

Two Cottages in Pooles lane in Marsh End formerly in the occupations of William Austin Deceased and Ann Chambers and now of John Creak and Mary Austin. Also the piece of garden ground adjoining 48ft x 56ft.

Witnesses:  George Pitt Hurst and W. Jordan   

DB29/6        17th Nov. 1796

Feoffment for £25

1)   Mrs Ann Bosworth of St Albans, spinster

2)      Thomas Lucas of Woburn, saddler

Property with garden as above now in occupation of Joseph Holroyd and Edward Cook.

DB29/7        5th Jan. 1809

Feoffment for £60

1)   Thomas Lucas of Woburn, saddler

3)      William Lucas of NP, gent

Property as above

Witnesses:  Thomas Day of Woburn attorney and Thomas Odell of NP

DB29/8/1      17th June 1815

Certificate of Probate of Will of William Griggs granted to Elizabeth Griggs Widow

DB29/8/2      17th June 1815

Certificate of Probate of Will of John Richardson of North Crawley granted to Elizabeth Griggs his cousin.

DB29/8/3      17th June 1815

Certificate of Probate of Will of Thomas Griggs granted to Elizabeth Griggs Widow his daughter

DB29/9        19th June 1815

Probate Copy of Will of Benjamin Leverett of North Crawley, yeoman. (Useful list of relatives who are beneficiaries)


DB30/1-6, 10-19 and DB32/1

TWO COTTAGES ONCE PAGNAMS

AND GROUND IN MARSH END (SILVER STREET) 1637–1809

DB30/1    23rd March 1637

“No 1” Feoffment for a Consideration of £40

1)   William Hartley the elder, grocer and one of his sons William Hartley the younger

2)   Josias Chapman, tailor,

Two Cottages sometimes Pagnams now in the occupation of Mathew Wright and Elizabeth Cotterell widow.

And also One plot of ground as it is now marked and fenced forth going straight along up to the Tenter Close together with the liberty ingress and egress for him the said Josias and his heirs and assigns and also Free waye passage and drift for all manner of his and their cattell and carriages or for some other cause or occasion whatsoever into through and from the yard there called PAGNAMS YARDE, lying towards the Northwest side of the cottage in the tenure of Elizabeth Cotterell.

Witnesses:  John Richardson, John Chapman and George Leach.

DB30/2    29th April 1645

“No 2” Feoffment for Consideration of £120

1)      Josias Chapman, Yeoman

2)   Thomas Keach of Gayhurst Yeoman, 

Two cottages sometimes Pagnams, now or late in the occupation of Captain Francis Sawyer and William Ruffe.

ALSO a plot of ground description as above lying to the NW of the cottage in the occupation of Capteyne Francis Sawyer.

DB32/1        28th March 1646

“No 3" Bargain, Sale and Feoffment for £128

1)   Thomas Keach of Gayhurst, yeoman

2)   John Judkin, farmer and Elizabeth his wife

Two Cottages with Appurtenances sometimes Pagnams now or late in the tenure of Captain Francis Sayer and William Keach

And also a plot of ground as it is now marked and fenced forthe going straight up to the Tenter Close together with a right of way for John Judkin and Elizabeth his wife, together with a Freeway of passage and drift for all manner of their cattell and carriages through and from the yard there called PAGNAMS YARD lying to the NW of the cottage in the occupation of Captain Sawyer.

Witnesses:  include Marke Slingesbie

DB30/3        1st January 1669

“No 4” Marriage Settlement

1)      John Judkin, the elder tanner

2)      John Judkin the younger, eldest sonne of John Judkin

3)      Elizabeth Hearne daughter of Thomas Hearne of Stony Stratford, cordwainer, James Betin of Calverton, yeoman, and the said Thomas Hearne.

In anticipation of the intended marriage between John Judkin and Elizabeth Hearne, John Judkin the elder gives to his son and Elizabeth on their marriage £80 and the two cottages sometimes Pagnams now in the occupation of John Judkin the elder and Sarah Sparrowhawke widow and late of Captain Sawyer and William Rough.
Witnesses:  Evardi Swaine, John Johnson, and John Manselle.

DB30/4    1749

An Abstract of the Title of Aaron White and Daniel Hobbs to the above property recites all above deeds.

It quotes above deeds numbered 1 to 4 and these numbers were written on the deeds at the time that the abstract was drawn up. (One deed No.3 is with bundle DB32) The deeds quoted in the Abstract are No.1 DB30/1, No.2 DB30/2, No.3 see DB32/1, No.4 DB30/3 and No.5 DB30/6.

The abstract gives the following descent of the property:

John Judkin and his wife Elizabeth died and left two daughters Elizabeth and Martha and the property was divided between them.

Elizabeth married Joseph White and they had three children Heron, Elizabeth and Martha. Elizabeth died and Aaron (Heron)

inherited his mothers moiety of the property.

Martha married Daniel Hobbs of Stony Stratford they had one son John who has since died and their moiety of the property passed to his son their grandson Daniel Hobbs who is now 21 years old and entitled to his moiety of the property.  

(See DB30/10 and 11).

DB30/5&6      11th and 12th of January 1749

“No 5” Sale by L and RL for £65

1)   Heron White of Stony Stratford, cordwainer and Ruth his wife

2)   Sarah Wills widow

Absolute purchase of the freehold and Inheritance of all and singular the moiety of the messuage, tenement, tanyard and premises in NP in the tenure and occupation of Sarah and a moiety of all the outbuildings.

Also states that “Daniel Hobbs the grandson has agreed to sell his moiety for £60”.  

Witnesses:  Edward Bloxham and Thomas Woodward.

(NOTE DB30/7-9 are not for this property. They are placed after DB30/19) 

DB30/10&11    21st and 22nd Oct. 1761 

Sale by L and RL for £60

1)   Daniel Hobbs of Stony Stratford, cooper,

2)   Sarah Wills widow 

Daniel was the son and heir of John Hobbs late of Stony Stratford, baker who was the son and heir of Daniel Hobbs of Stony Stratford baker by Martha his wife formerly Martha Judkin Spinster both deceased.

Property described as "All that half of the Messuage, cottage or tenement and Tanyard in the occupation of William Wills and also half of the outhouses etc which was purchased by Sarah Wills of Heron White.

Witnesses:  William Wills and John Hall.

THE PROPERTY WHICH HAD BEEN DIVIDED INTO TWO PARTS IS NOW REUNITED IN THE OWNERSHIP OF SARAH WILLS

DB30/12/1

Fine confirming Sarah Wills as owner of the property described as 1 cottage, 2 barns, 2 stables, 2 gardens, 2 orchards and a Tanyard, one acre of land and common of pasture for all cattle in NP.

DB30/12/2

Copy of above

DB30/13

Will of Sarah Wills, 26th Feb. 1763 proved 6th April 1763 in Archdeaconry Court of Bucks. Administration granted to her daughter Elizabeth Wills her sole executrix.

Bequests are;

To her son William Wills, farmer All that my cottage or tenement in Marsh End, now or late in the occupation of George Fossey, Also my piece of garden ground near adjoining to the aforesaid cottage now in the occupation of my said son William.

Also £50 to be paid to him within 12 months of my decease.

To her grandson William Wills £20 to be paid to him when he attains age of 21 years.

To her Daughter Elizabeth Wills "All that my messuage or tenement and tanyard thereto adjoining with appurtenances situate in Marsh End, and also all the Tan Vats and other appurtenances to the messuage and Tanyard belonging and now in the occupation of my son William. To Have and to hold to her daughter for ever.

To her son in law John Hall, gent £10 to be paid within 12 months of my decease.

All the remainder of my estate of my Daughter Elizabeth who is to be the Sole Executrix of this my Will.

Witnesses:  Elizabeth Toomes, Ann Cassell and Sarah Green.

DB30/14&15         1st and 2nd Jan. 1767

Marriage Settlement by L and RL

1)      Elizabeth Wills, spinster

2)      Holland Eaglestone, mason

3)      Stephen Hoddle of NP, grocer and Thomas Eaglestone of Wolverton, yeoman as Trustees for Elizabeth.

Recites the intended marriage between Elizabeth and Holland and that “Elizabeth is seized in Fee of the messuage and premises hereafter described and of a considerable personal estate.

Also that it is agreed between Elizabeth and Holland that in case the said marriage shall be had she the said Elizabeth notwithstanding her coverture shall receive the rents and profits of the premises to her own separate use and shall have the power of disposing and appointing the same and that the sum of £200 part of her personal estate shall be secured to her in case she survives Holland.

She grants, bargains and sells to Stephen Hoddle and Thomas Eaglestone as Trustees the "Messuage or tenement and tanyard adjoining in the occupation of William Wills" to Hold to the Uses of Elizabeth Wills her heirs and assigns until the wedding takes place and afterwards In Trust for Her.

Witnesses:  Edward Bloxham and Nathaniel Brown.

DB30/16   26th June 1801

Mortgage of £50 for a term of 1000 years

1)      Mrs Elizabeth Sturgess widow of William Sturgess late of NP, cordwainer

2)      John Coles, maltster.

Elizabeth Sturgess was the Daughter of William Wills deceased, tanner the brother and heir of Elizabeth Eaglestone, the widow of Holland Eaglestone, mason, deceased. 

Property described as "all that Messuage or tenement with a tanyard now a garden, etc. formerly of William Wills, late of Holland Eaglestone and Elizabeth his wife, then of James Lindsey and Elizabeth Sturgess".

DB30/17/1     27th June 1801

Bond for a further £50 borrowed by Mrs Elizabeth Sturgess from John Coles, maltster.  

DB30/17/2&3 are folded inside the above)

DB30/17/2     6th October 1802

Note of Hand from Elizabeth to pay John Coles £30 one month after the date of the note.

DB30/17/3     Undated

Note to certify that Elizabeth has borrowed a total of £130, which she promises to account for and pay with interest at 5%. Signed Elizabeth Sturgess and Sarah Coles.

On reverse June 11 1806 “Sent Mrs Sturgess £9” and “Went up £11

December 12” “Total £150” Signed Elizabeth Sturgess and Sarah Coles.

DB30/18 and 19     6th and 7th July 1809

Sale by L and RL for £230

1)      Mrs Elizabeth Sturgess widow of William Sturgess late of NP, cordwainer

2)      John Coles, maltster.

Recites the marriage Settlement of Elizabeth Wills and Holland Eaglestone, by which the premises were reserved to the use of Elizabeth (nee Wills) and if there was no issue of the marriage then the premises passed to her brother William Wills, Holland and Elizabeth had no issue and the premises were now vested in Elizabeth Sturgess the niece and heir at law of Elizabeth Eaglestone and the daughter of William Wills deceased.

Property now described as All that messuage with the Tanyard now a garden formerly in the occupation of William Wills, since of Holland and Elizabeth Eaglestone, late of John Lindsay and Elizabeth Sturgess, now of Elizabeth Sturgess, Thomas Eaglestone, Richard Shimmonds, Amos Newbury and Thomas Leach.

Witnesses:  George Cooch and S.H.Adams clerk to Mr Cooch.

NOTE THERE ARE TWO TANYARDS
One on the south side of Silver Street which is covered by Jenny Kempton Deeds and was given by Sarah Wills to her Son William Wills. William mortgaged it to his sister Elizabeth Wills who married Holland Eaglestone, and the mortgage is repaid to Holland.

The other is the one formerly Pagnams on the North side of the street which is left by Sarah Wills to her daughter Elizabeth but which is always occupied by William Wills.


DB30/7-9

A PROPERTY NEAR OTHER COTTAGES (SEE DB101/1-28)

BETWEEN THE MARCH OF INTELLECT AND LOVAT BANK.

DB30/7 and DB30/8       8th and 9th Oct. 1755       

Sale by L and RL for consideration of £95

1)      Thomas Revis of Olney, cordwainer

2)      James West victualler

Messuage and tenement in Marsh End in occupation of John Philpot, ALSO several other small houses adjoining and belonging, ALSO all the yard, orchard and pightle of pasture or inclosed ground there adjoining and belonging, all now or late in the several tenures of John Philpot, William Marshall and Elizabeth Wood. Specifically mentions free right of way for James West into, through and out of the GREAT GATEWAY late of William Travell and now of Thomas Gibbs next to the street there into the yard belonging to the said Messuage and tenements in Marsh End.

DB 30/9

Bond for £200 James West to William Leach yeoman.


DB31/1-15

DEEDS TO THE RED HOUSE AND A CLOSE OF 5a

IN MARSH END, 1758-1808

DB31/1        15th March 1758

Copy of the Will of Mark James, grocer of Woughton.

Estate consists of property in Woughton and his Messuage and a Close belonging in NP which are both in the occupation of Thomas Stapp. Property is left to his mother Susannah James of Woughton, widow for life, she is to pay £4 rent out of the NP premises to his wife Martha, after his mother's death the property goes to his uncle John Jarvis of Great Woolstone, yeoman. Will proved 29.4.1758 

DB31/2        13th September1766

Copy of the Will of John Jarvis of Simpson, yeoman. Leaves property in Woughton on the Green to Thomas Marshall and his other property including the Messuage in NP known by the name of the RED HOUSE and the Close of 3a adjoining and belonging now in the occupation of Thomas Stapp to his son John Jarvis.

DB31/3        9th May 1773

Mortgage of premises in NP.

John Jarvis, yeoman of Great Woolstone and Martha his wife mortgage the NP property to Edward Bloxham of Stony Stratford, gent for £200.

Property described as Messuage in Marsh End called the Red House and that Close of 3a adjoining, The Common field on the W; the Red House Close on the E; in the tenure of Thomas Stapp.

DB31/4 and 5  23rd and 24th June 1780

Bargain and Sale for £280

1)   John Jarvis and Martha his wife

2)   Edward Bloxham

Property as above now in the tenure of Thomas Hurndall

DB31/6        24th June 1780

Assignment of Mr John Jarvis' Mortgage to Thomas Grant of Towcester, surgeon.

DB31/7        24th May 1785

Copy of Will of Edward Bloxham

Does not mention NP property. He has a lot of property which is to be sold and proceeds used to repay all debts of Edward Grant, proved 7.7.1791

DB31/8 and 9  21st and 22nd June 1797

Mortgage by L and RL for £300

1)   Thomas Grant the nephew of the late Edward Bloxham

2)   John Woodward, butcher.

All that site or ground whereon the RED HOUSE formerly stood in Marsh End and the Close adjoining, The late Common Field now Enclosed on the W. Which premises were in the occupation of Thomas Hurndall then John Castledine and now of John Woodward.

DB31/10       22nd June 1797

Bond Thomas Grant to John Woodward for £300

DB31/11       24th March 1808

Receipt for £47 deposit received by John Woodward from Samuel Barringer. Barringer is purchasing the Close for £475 plus £6.17.1 for half of the duty payable.

DB31/12       23rd Feb. 1808

Copy of the Will of John Woodward, butcher.

To his wife Lucy he leaves All his barn, yard and premises, which he purchased some years ago of Thomas Foster, deceased.

Also 30 guineas and all of his furniture, china and plate etc "as she shall choose", for her life, but if she remarries everything goes to his Daughter Elizabeth.

After Lucy's death the property goes to his Daughter Elizabeth the wife of Charles Smith, cooper.

Also to his Daughter the Messuage with yard and garden that he purchased of Thomas Eaglestone, also his Clock and £10.              

To his natural Daughter Anna-Maria Wilby he leaves £20

And to his executors Thomas Odell, victualler and William Jefferson, fellmonger he leaves 10gns each.

DB31/13       17th October 1808

William Grant to Samuel Barringer Bond for £500 to cover two several weekly sums of 8d per week given to Sarah and Edith Carter for their lives by the Will of Edward Bloxham

DB31/14 and 15     10th and 11th Oct. 1808

Sale by L and RL to Samuel Barringer for £470

1)   Thomas Odell, victualler and William Jefferson, fellmonger the executors of John Woodward

2)   Charles Smith, cooper and his wife Elizabeth the only child of the late John Woodward

3)   Samuel Bladon Officer of HM Revenue of Excise and Lucy his wife who was the widow of John Woodward

4)   Samuel Barringer, grocer and his trustee James Barringer of Ravenstone, baker

Property as above.


DB32/1-3

DEEDS TO VARIOUS OTHER PROPERTIES

REPRESENTED IN THE BULL COLLECTION,

THE TRANSCRIPTIONS HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE CORRECT DB GROUP.

DB32/1 Conveyance for £140

(See DB30 placed between DB30/2 and DB30/3)

DB32/2 and DB32/3

(See DB 114, between DB114/8 and DB114/9)


DB32/4-10

LEASE BY LORD OF MANOR OF MESSUAGE CALLED BEARDITCH COPPYE

IN HIGH ST, 1697 AND SUBSEQUENT DEEDS TO 1734.

DB32/4        29th Nov. 1697    

Fee Farme Perpetual lease of property for Yearly rent of 11/8d

1)   The Earl of Anglesey, Lord of the Manor

2)   John Mathew, lacebuyer

All that dwelling house and tenement called Bareditch Coppye with a barn, orchard, garden and 1 Close thereto adjoining. situate in NP, which said house is now divided into four tenements late in the several occupations of William Timbs, Hugh Willis, George Manning, John Lancaster and Mary Wright widow.

Lease appears to be for 6 months but is to John Mathew "for ever to be holden of the Chief Lord of Fees by the yearly rent of 11/8d and services anciently due and of right accustomed".

(DB244/21 is a copy of this).

DB32/5

WILL OF JOHN MATHEW     29th January 1723

To my son John Mathew

My Silver headed cane, the silver heart that I wear upon the waste band of my breeches, my silver shoe buckles

To my Daughter Elizabeth Waller the wife of Benjamin Waller my silver tankard

To my wife Lucy my Messuage with orchard, garden in my own occupation. Also all my Cottage or tenement and premises thereto adjoining now in the occupation of John Field to hold for her natural life.  And ALSO all my household goods, plate and linnen.

To the poor  £5 to be distributed 1 month after my death.

All that I have given to my wife shall after her death be sold and the proceeds to be given to my grandchildren.

His son John Mathew and John Banks to be Overseers of his will and his wife Lucy the Executrix.

DB32/7     28th January 1726

Lucy Mathew's RL of Right and Title

1)   Mrs Lucy Mathew widow

2)   John Mathew her son

Release of Right and Title in her estate for 10/- paid now and an Annuity of £5 p.a

DB32/8 and DB32/9       8th and 9th July 1734

Sale by L and RL for £13.10.00

1)   Thomas Mathew of Tower Hill, London, cheesemunger

2)   John Ferris Citizen and Goldsmith of London

All Thomas's individual 7th part of a Messuage in NP now in the tenure of John Hull and formerly part of the estate of John Mathew Deceased, the grandfather of Thomas.

DB32/10       7th December 1734

Sale by L and RL (the RL is not present) for £140

1)   Jane Mathews, widow of John Mathews the younger, lacebuyer who was the son and heir of John Mathews Senior, lacebuyer,

     William Mathews of London, grocer,

     John Ferris of London, goldsmith and Elizabeth his wife,

     Joseph Cook of NP, grocer and Anna-Maria his wife, 

     Thomas Ashby of Haversham and Sophia his wife,

     Sylvanus Perrott of Hemel Hempstead, draper and Mary his wife,

     Elizabeth Waller, Spinster

     Who are the devisees named in the Will of John Mathew senior

2)   John Hurst, gent

Messuage with orchard thereunto adjoining situate in NP and in the tenure or occupation of John Hurst, also Cottage adjoining in occupation of Ann Ffinamore.


DB32/6

LEASE OF A CLOSE OF PASTURE ADJOINING TO BURY FIELD

BY FEOFFEES OF TOWN LANDS, 1725.

DB32/6    30th Dec. 1725

Lease for 12 years at 40/- p.a. plus £5 P.A. for every acre that is ploughed or dug up.

1)   Anthony Chapman, Robert Parrott, John Mathew, William Atterbury, Roger Chapman, Francis Mead, Richard Perrott, Benjamin Waller, John Smith and John Purrat the Feoffees of the Town Lands  

2)   Richard Toombs, baker

Close of pasture adjoining to Bury Field on the N; and Mrs Course widow on the S and W. now in the occupation of Richard Toombs.


DB32/11

SALE OF MESSUAGE IN ST JOHN ST BY CREDITORS OF

THOMAS ROGERS, A BANKRUPT, 1788

DB32/11       October 1788

Sale for £167

(1)  Robert Jee, draper, George Osborne, woolstapler, John Palmer of Olney draper, William Hilliker of St John St, Middlesex, oilman, Who are the Assignees elected under a Commission of Bankruptcy (23.5.1788) against Thomas Rogers, dealer and Chapman, bankrupt.

(2)  Thomas Rogers bankrupt

(3)  Joseph Redden Innholder

Messuage in St John St with yard and backside sometime in the occupation of John Haddon Deceased, late of Benjamin Wadsworth and then of Thomas Rogers. The House and Grounds of Joseph Tame on the N and W; the House and Premises of the Master and Governors of Queen Anne's Hospital on the S and E.

The document recites an Indenture Tripartite of 28.6.1788

Between

1)   Henry Russell, James Burroughs and Richard Hargrave the Commissioners named in the Bankruptcy of John Rogers and Thomas Rogers described as Carriers, dealers, chapmen and partners lately trading under the Style of John Rogers and Co. carriers, dealers, chapmen, buying and selling salt, coopers flaggs corn and butter

2)   Thomas Rogers

3)   Robert Jee, draper, George Osborne, woolstapler, John Palmer of Olney draper, William Hilliker of St John St, Middlesex, oilman, Who are the Assignees elected under a Commission of Bankruptcy against Thomas Rogers, dealer and Chapman, bankrupt.

Which recited details of the bankruptcy, and that John and Thomas Rogers were indebted to George Osborn for £100 and upwards. The commissioners gave authority for the sale by the Assignees of the above property to Joseph Redden.  


DB32/12

SALE OF A MESSUAGE IN THE MIDDLE ROW, HIGH STREET 1795

(See DB210/23-24 property from same estate)

DB32/12       13th Jan. 1795

Lease (The RL of the next day is not present)

1)      Mrs Mary Paine widow and devisee in the Will of William Paine gent,

2)      William Lucas, gent and Letty his wife one of the Daughters and devisee also mentioned in will of William Paine,

3)      Samuel Pinkard of Great Linford, yeoman, William Stopp of Pottsgrove, Beds grazier, John Williams, baker Trustees and devisees of the same Will.

4)      John Hollingworth gent, George Pitt Hurst gent, Thomas Meacher, brewer, Richard Higgins, Innholder and George Knibb joiner and cabinet maker on behalf of themselves and all others in the Parish.

All that Messuage or tenement with Appurtenances situate in the Middle Row, in the occupation of .....Litchfield and now empty.

The House and Ground of the Feoffees of the Town Lands on the E. and the Common Street on the N., S. and W.


DB32/13

SALE OF A CLOSE IN THE PORTFIELD 1798

DB32/13       21st Nov.1798

Sale by L and RL of a Close in the Portfield

1)   Sir John Buchanan baronet

2)   Thomas Handson of NP, baker

Close of newly inclosed land in Portfield, containing 5a in tenure of Handson, Bounded on S by allotment of Elizabeth Cripps; on SE by Close late of (1) now purchased by Thomas Meacher; on NW by another Close of (1) now purchased by James Pike; and on N by allotment to Lord Viscount Valentia part of 4th allotment to (1)

(Note the L is folded inside the RL).


DB33/1

ESTATE OF JAMES PIKE, CONVEYANCE OF PROPERTY

IN NORTH END, MARSH END AND PORTFIELD 1829

DB33/1        7th April 1829

Conveyance for 5/-

1)   Thomas Pike, butcher eldest son and heir of James Pike late of NP Deceased.

2)   Joseph Pike, another son of James Deceased

James Pike had died before signing his Will, his eldest son and heir Thomas conveys property, (which James had intended them to have), to his brothers William, George, Joseph and James.

(See also DB192).

To his brother Joseph;

2 Cottages in North End, formerly in occupation of John Scott and ... Wicken, then of George Mapley and John Scott now of  (names not entered), which James Pike purchased of George Lord Viscount Valentia.

ALSO the Messuage in the North End now divided into 2 tenements with a piece of ground thereunto adjoining. Heretofore in occupation of Jonas Smith, since of John Richard and Elizabeth Smith now of (names not entered). A Messuage of Mary Curtis on the E; the R. Ouse on the N; a Cottage late in the occupation of Mary Smith on the W; and the street on the S.

(See CMO deeds)

Also All that Messuage in Marsh End formerly the BLACK BULL and now the THREE TUNS, heretofore in the occupation of Thomas Abbott since of Samuel Whitehead, now of Richard Moody.

ALSO 3 Cottages near adjoining late in the occupations of James Watts, Elizabeth Soden and William Judge since of Sussanna Robinson and Sam Whitehead and now of (names not entered), The THREE TUNS on the W; the ground formerly of George Chapman and late of James Pike on the E; the ground formerly of Thomas Gibbs and now of John Walker on the N; and the Common Street on the S; which last premises were purchased by James Pike of William Leverett (See DB28).

ALSO a Close in the Portfield at Walled Corner containing 6a 2r heretofore in the occupation of Thomas Meacher, since of George Osborne now of Joseph Pike, bounded by the Stony Stratford road on the SE; by land formerly of Elizabeth Cripps now of George Cooch on the S; by land formerly of Sir John Buchanan then of Thomas Handson on the NW; and land late of Lord Viscount Valentia on the N.    


DB33/2-6

PAPERS RELATING TO WARD V. ATTERBURY CASE

AND CONTRACT FOR PURCHASE OF TICKFORD ESTATE, 1830.

DB33/2       March 1830

(Tickford Fields Farm see DB175)

Mss text of "Case for the Opinion of Mr J.B. Monroe and construction for Bill for Specific Performance of a Contract for purchase of an estate in NP"                       

Recites Indenture of 19.5.1828 an Agreement between Philip Hoddle Ward and Henry Thomas Atterbury for £10,400.

(Several letters re case folded into the document these have not been transcribed).

DB33/3        April 1830

Ward v Atterbury. Bill for Specific Performance

DB33/4        4th March 1831

Ward v Atterbury. Answer to Amended Bill

DB33/5        2nd August1831

Copy of DB33/4

DB33/6       

As above


DB33/7

SETTLEMENT ON MARRIAGE OF

GEORGE HARCOURT AND GERTUDE LUCAS, 1846.

DB33/7        1846

Marriage Settlement prior to intended marriage of George Simon Harcourt of Ankerwicke House, Bucks to Gertrude Charlotte Lucas.

George gives proceeds from sale of diverse hereditaments in NP, £1000 to be paid by Harcourt. Hereditaments are Trust Fund, no property listed. (3 letters not indexed).

Trustees are the Revd Henry Foulis of Great Brickhill, Revd Cyril George Hutchinson of Batsford, Glos and two others.


DB33/8

PRINTED DETAILS OF SALE BY AUCTION OF BLACKSMITHS SHOP

NEXT TO TICKFORD BRIDGE, MESSUAGE IN TICKFORD ST,

AND PRICE AND GOFFS WHARF ON THE GREEN, 1869.

DB33/8        16th June 1869

Printed details of Auction Sale by William Hipwell to be held at the Swan on 16.6.69

Lot 1 Messuage with Blacksmith's shop, garden and outbuildings near Tickford Bridge, in the occupation of Mrs Paybody and her son. Rent £30 pa.

Lot 2 Messuages in Tickford St in occupation of Richard Hill. Rent £14 pa Land Tax 15/- this belongs to John Coles.

Lot  3 Accommodation Wharf on the Green with Dwelling House, Office, and the Granary capable of holding 1,000 quarters of corn, warehouse, stables, weighing engine and crane, the whole affording every convenience for carrying on a large trade in corn coals, timber, slate seeds etc and which businesses have been carried on there for upwards of half a century.

There is a siding laid down from the Railway along the front of the wharf, for the use of the owner of the wharf and the company to be maintained by the company.

There is also a siding laid down along the front of the granary suitable for loading and unloading.

The above Wharf and premises are on a lease to Messrs Price and Goff Merchants for a term which expires on 29.9.1873 at a low rent of £60 p. The lessees have covenanted to keep the premises in good order.

(See DB187 Deeds to Wharf)


DB33/9

DEEDS TO PROPERTY OF WILLIAM YATE, FELLMONGER,

MESSUAGE IN TICKFORD ST, WOOLCHAMBERS AND BARN, NORTH END,

AND SHOP IN HIGH ST, 1766.

DB33/9        14th April 1766

Mortgage for £400, Yate borrows from Osborn at 4.5% pa for a term of 500 years.

1)   William Yate of Tickford End fellmonger, the son and heir of Richard Yate late Tickford End fellmonger by Elizabeth his late wife Deceased, formerly Elizabeth Bull    

2)   Thomas Osborn of Stoke Goldington, grocer

All that Messuage in Tickford End and also all that newly erected building or barn situate in the North End now used as a Woolchamber and now or late in tenure of William Yate.

Also the shop or part of a room in the occupation of John Burnham. (See DB40)


DB34/1-13

DEEDS TO PROPERTY OF POMFRETT FAMILY IN TICKFORD END MESSUAGE, YARDS, GARDENS, MALTHOUSE, DOVEHOUSE, COTTAGES, CLOSES AND 3 YARDLANDS IN TICKFORD FIELD, AND A BRICKKILN, 1724-1813, INCLUDES MARRIAGES SETTLEMENT, 1724 AND WILL OF BENJAMIN POMFRETT, 1774 AND MARY POMFRETT, 1804.

(These are all Solicitors Copies)

DB34/1        13th November 1724

Mrs Dinah Pomfrett's Marriage Settlement,

1)   Benjamin Pomfrett, gent the son and heir of Thomas Pomfrett late NP, gent and Mary his wife both deceased.

2)   Dinah Halhed of Petersham, Surrey, spinster

3)   Nathaniel Halhed of Petersham, gent her father and John Marke of Petersham, gent.

Dinah's marriage portion is £2000 in return Benjamin releases to her father and John Marke "Messuage, yards, gardens, malthouse, dovehouse and Appurtenances in his occupation and also 3 Yardlands in Tickford Field cont. 109a 3r which land is now in the occupation of Richard Perrott, John Purratt and Thomas Wilkinson.

Also several lands in Tickford Field containing 6a and several parcels of Meadow in Tickford Field cont. 5a 1r, also a Close of pasture or Inclosed ground called Laramore Close,

Also Elm Close 

All the above are in the tenure and occupation of Benjamin Pomfrett.

Also 3 Cottages, orchard and Appurtenances in Tickford End in the occupations of Thomas Davis, Thomas Windmill and William Symons.

Also all that Brickiln and the ground belonging to it now in the occupation of Thomas Wilkinson".

Witnesses:  Charles Halhed and Jemima Halhed.

Copy made by William Elley and Charles Elley clerks to Mr Alexander, Lincolns Inn.

Endorsement "the House in Tickford End is conveyed to Isaac Henley Hanscomb by L and RL of 9th and 10th October 1792 in which this deed is covenanted to be produced by Mary Pomfrett".

This endorsement is on all the deeds.

DB34/2-3      20th and 21st April 1789

Conveyance by L and RL

1)   Mary Pomfrett, spinster

2)   Edward Williams, Hampstead, Middlesex, gent

3)   William Clarke, of Warwick Court, Holborn, Middlesex

This is a Common Recovery to stop the Estate descending in tail by the terms of the Marriage Settlement. William Clarke is the Recoverer.

Estate now is

"Messuage, yards, gardens, malthouse, dovehouse and Appurtenances in his occupation

Also 3 Yardlands in Tickford Field cont. 105a, which land, is now in the occupation of John Walker.

Also several lands in Tickford Field containing 6a and several parcels of Meadow in Tickford Field cont. 5a 1r.

Also a Close of pasture or Inclosed ground called Laramore Close in occupation John Walker,

Also a little Close in the occupation of Richard Purratt,

Also Elm Close in the occupation of John Woodward,

Also Wick's Close in the occupation of Acquilla Leverett,

Also 3 Cottages, orchard and Appurtenances in Tickford End in the occupations of John Walker, William Day and Martha Warr, widow.

Also all that Brickiln lately used and the ground belonging to it now in the occupation of John Walker".

Endorsement as before plus "the Close called Wick's Close is sold to Robert Jee by L and RL 9th and 10th October 1794".

DB34/4    Fine re above

DB34/5   

Extract from the Will of Benjamin Pomfrett (20.7.1769), proved 7.1.1774. Probate to Daughter Mary Pomfrett (he also owned land in Little Paxton, Hunts.

DB34/6        26th October 1796

Mary Pomfrett Mortgages estate as above for £400 from Benjamin Brookes of Clifton Reynes, yeoman

DB34/7-8      26th and 27th January 1804

Conveyance by L and RL

1)   Edward Williams of Silver Scullery, St James, Westminster, gent the nephew and devisee in the last Will of Mary Pomfrett.

2)   Nathaniel Pomfrett Williams late of Brazenose College, Oxford, now of Emberton, gent, son and heir apparent and only child of Edward Williams.

Edward is seized of the estate which by virtue of the Will is subject to the Estate for life of Robert Pomfrett, clerk, Rector of Emberton and brother of Mary Pomfrett, Deceased.

Edward is desirous to make provision for Nathaniel so he conveys the estate to him.

Property description as before with same tenants

DB34/9        8th June 1804

Repayment of Mortgage to Benjamin Brookes by Nathaniel Pomfrett Williams, Thomas Newman is Trustee to attend the Inheritance

DB34/10-11         2nd and 3rd July 1804

Conveyance by L and RL for £2000

1)   Nathaniel Pomfrett Williams

2)   Isaac Henley Hanscomb, lace merchant

Recites Mary Pomfrett's Will of 14th February1800, in which she left the estates at Tickford and Little Paxton to her brother in law Revd Robert Perrott for life and then to her brother Edward Williams. She also left an annuity of £10 each to her cousins Ann and Martha Pomfrett of Hemel Hempstead.

Property still described as above.

DB34/12       5th April 1805

Hanscomb mortgages the property for £600 for a term of 1000-years to John and James Abraham, watchmakers of Olney.

DB34/13       9th August 1813

Mortgage assigned to William Lucas.


DB36/1-7

DEEDS TO AN ESTATE IN TICKFORD

OWNED BY THE PURRATT FAMILY WITH PEDIGREE, 1712-1830.

SUBSEQUENTLY OWNED BY PHILIP HODDLE WARD,

HIS ABSTRACT OF TITLE COMMENCES 1612

(Most of these deeds and the Abstracts of Title are in DB38/3)

DB36/1        1st September 1712

Attested Copy by Thomas Paine and J R Carr, clerks to Lucas, Lucas and Powell, made on 12th September1835 of a RL

1)      Mrs Mary Purratt widow of Richard Purratt, yeoman

2)      Mr John Purratt yeoman, her son

The messuage/farmhouse in Tickford End wherein she now dwells, also 2 cottages thereto adjoining in the tenure of William Harding and William Hipwell, formerly purchased of James Wilson by John Purratt decd grandfather to the said John.

Also the Close of pasture ground in Tickford Field called Hill Close, butting onto Clay Land and containing 1a, with 4 leys of sweard ground or pasture ground to the same close belonging containing 2a and known as Forest Leys formerly purchased of Francis and Joseph Kirtland, citizens of London, by the said John Purratt the grandfather.

Also 21a of arable lands formerly purchased of the Earl of Anglesey by the said John Purratt the grandfather.

Also 7a more of arable in Tickford Field likewise purchased of the Earl of Anglesey by the said John Purratt the grandfather, as also 24a more known by the name of Clapper Close and 2a more of meadow in the meadow called Porridge Pot.

Also all the Right and Title of Mary in all other lands etc formerly owned by her late husband Richard.

DB36/2        24th September1712

Settlement on the marriage of John Purratt and Rebecca Atterbury the daughter of Lawrence Atterbury of Little Houghton, Northants (See DB38/3)

DB36/3a and 3b     24th December 1794

Two copies of the Will of Mrs Elizabeth Purratt, with codicils

(See DB174/12)

DB36/4        15th February 1803

Copy of RL to Lead to the Use of a Recovery

1)      John Harris, yeoman

2)      Mr William Giles of Shire Lane in the Liberty of Rolls and the County of Middx, Gent

3)      Thomas Austin of the same

Deed for barring, docking, destroying and extinguishing all Estate Tail and all reversions and remainders thereupon expectant or depending of and in the Messuage etc as described in DB36/1 and assuring the same unto the use of the said John Harris.

The 2 cottages adjoining the farmhouse were sometime since in the tenures of John and Elizabeth Millington and Joseph Franklin, but are now of John Harris and Elizabeth Smith.

The lands etc are now described as 37a of arable, ley and meadow in Tickford Field, also the Barn Close containing 2a, all which were formerly the estate of John Purratt the great, great grandfather of John Purratt.

To have and to hold to Giles and Austin, Giles to be the perfect tenant of the freehold of the messuage etc to the end that a good and perfect recovery may be thereof had.

DB36/5        1830

An abstract of Title of Philip Hoddle Ward to Hill Close and of him and Sarah to an Old Inclosure called Double Close and to an Allotment made on the Inclosure of Tickford Field.

Commences with L and RL of 23rd and 24th September1712 and the Marriage settlement DB36/2.

DB36/6        13th February 1812

Copy of PCC Probate Will of John Harris, Will written 11.10.1810, Witnesses:  Sarah Haines, John Wilson and Robert Todd.

DB36/7

Large Abstract of Title of Philip Hoddle Ward to an Estate at Tickford bought of John Harris and others. Contains a Pedigree of the Purratt family.

Recites deeds commencing 15th October 10 James I 1612 (being a conveyance by Bargain and Sale for £120) between

1)      George Chapman

2)      Thomas Smythe

Which recites that Queen Elizabeth by Letters Patent of 14th June 1580 did demise, grant and to farm let to Thomas Annesley, Anne Knight and Ralph Annesley

All that tenements with apps in NP neare to the “Beayre Dyche” with one quarterne of land late in the tenure of James Clarke @ 10/- pa,

Also a Croft and half yardland late in the tenure of John Warren @ 13.4d pa,

Also a Cottage and a Close adjoining in the “Marche” of NP late in the tenure of James White @ 7/8d pa,

Also a half yardland called Freemans, and one other half yardland then called Mathews, and one other half yardland then late in the tenure of William Stokes @ 24/-pa,  

Also one Waste piece of ground lying between the Common Waye which led towards the North Mills on the one part and a Close called Mill Close on the other late in the tenure of Robert Annesley @ 6d pa.

Also all that Barn and a piece of land called a Strype to the same belonging late of Chris Troughton @ 5/- pa

Also a piece of Waste ground there lying over against the Churchyard near to a Close called Berie Close late in the tenure of William Paine @ 2/- pa

All which premises then were late in the possession of John St Leger Esq, and then or late before to the Honor of Ampthill annexed.

To Hold to Thomas Annesley and his assigns for life and after his death to Anne Knight for life and afterwards to Ralph Annesley for life at the yearly rent of 59s 6d a Herriott.

 (See BAS Deed 1078/43 for a later conveyance of same property on 26th September8 James I 1610 by Richard Shortred, gent to Robert Redman the younger, cleric?)

Also recites that Queen Anne by a Lease dated 16th March 4 James I 1607-8 in consideration of £29 15 0d paid by Thomas Annesley to her Receiver General had given granted and to farm let to Thomas Annesley All the recited premises to hold for 21 years then next at a rent of £59s 6d pa being the Ancient Rent of the Premise

Recites that the estate of Anne Knight and Ralph Annesley was lawfully conveyed to Thomas Annesley

Recites that Thomas Annesley by indenture of 20th December 7 James I 1609 sold assigned and set over to Thomas Clytheroe All that half yardland called Freemans, and all that half yardland called Mathews, and all that half yardland late in the tenure of William Stokes for and during such term as he Thomas Annesley then had by virtue of his lease

Recites that Thomas Clytheroe on 14th October last set over to George Chapman all the above lands for and during such term as he Thomas Clytheroe then had by virtue of his lease.

Now George Chapman by the now abstracted Indenture in consideration of £120 to him paid by Thomas Smythe did bargain, sell assign and set over to Thomas Smythe, “Clapper Close, and all those several parcels of Arable, Leys and meadow land containing 24a in the fields of Tickford. All which were part and parcel of the lands aforementioned to be assigned to George Chapman to Thomas Smythe for and during such term as he George Chapman had interest in them.

Covenant Smythe to pay 8/- pa being a third part of the Ancient Rent for the premises.

Recites 3.5.1620 marriage Settlement between John Purratt and Ellen Smythe widow of Thomas Smythe, in which Ellen gave Clapper Close and all the said arable lands leys and meadows to the use of John and after his death to the use of Ellen.

Recites subsequent deeds which are in DB38/3


DB37

TICKFORD ESTATE

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF PHILIP HODDLE WARD

1676-1710

DB37/1

Abstract of Title of Philip Hoddle Ward and Sarah his wife to an Estate at NP 1676-1710       109 Quarto pages

Mostly to do with Atkins family settlements, wills etc

Commences with 10th January 1676 with deed to bar Tail in Estate.

1676 List of lands in occupation Richard Orrin (Arpin)

Includes some purchases of land in Tickford in the 1680's

1681 mentions Dovehouse Close and Waterleys then late in occupation Roger Chapman

DB37/2   

Account to Trustees of Philip Hoddle Ward esq for the Sale of the Estate, Conveyance to Mr Atterbury, for £287 16s 1d

by Lucas, Lucas and Powell.


DB38/1-2

RENTAL OF TICKFORD ESTATE 1748

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF SIR RICHARD ATKINS up to 1771

DB38/1 A Rental of the NP Estate part of the Estate of SRA Bart at Michaelmass 1748.

1 Thomas White £1
10
0
2 Joseph Maycock £1
0
0
3 Eliz Bearton £5
19
0
4 John Bignell  £1 10 0
5 James Robinson £1
5
0
6 Warren Todd  £2
0
0
7 Joseph Warner £26
0
0
8 (Mary Travell  
9 (John Burnham  £28
0
0
10 John Burnham £257
0
0
11 Mary Wilkinson £36
6
8
12 Thomas Parrott £23
0
0
13 Robert Price £3
14
8
14 Alice Nelson £2
0
0
15 Ann Shirley £1 8 0
16 Michael Finnamore £2 5 0
17 Rd Baccus £99 5 0
18 John Hart £99 5 0
19 John Finnamore  18 0
20 Charles Bulley £13 0 0
21 Robert Rigsby £2 10 0
22 Thomas Brace £1 0 0
23 Leonard Seeley £4 7 6
24 William Cripps £136 10 0
25 John Richardson £2 0 0
26 Jonas smith  £1 0 0
27 Edward Percival  £3 0 0
28 William Buck  £3 10 0
29 William Truelove 6 8
30 William Ingram  £1 15 0
31 John Hooton £202 3 4
32 ...Pardo(£26pa)    £13 0 0
33 Mr Cropp   £3 0 0
34 Thomas Hurndall 12 0
35 John Jones £1 15 0
36 John Judge  £1 10 0
37 John Haddon £11 5 0
39 Widow Sapwell £1 5 0
40 John Judkins £5 0 0
41 Richard Hall  £5 0 0
Widow Tandy £2 2 0
Edward Pickering £1 5 9
Martha Lax £2 2 0
Thomas Windmill for a Dwelling House  6 8
Robert Parrott £6 10 0
Robert Blunt   £2 16 0
Clarke £3 10 0
Total
£1033 17 6

The second page contains queries about the Deed dated 10th January 1672, a Deed for Barring and destroying all former entails

1)   Sir Richard Atkins and Rebecca his wife and Henry Atkins their son and heir

2)   James Allen, Thomas Pocock

3)   Thomas Cremer

17th February 1676 to 2nd and 3rd March 1682 same as DB 38/2

Various purchases of land by SRA up to 3.12.1759 

Commences with Deed no 55 dated 10.1.1676, SRA and Rebecca his wife and son Henry and goes to 3.12.1757

DB38/2    ABSTRACT OF TITLE TO TICKFORD ESTATE

Abstract of Title of Sir Richard Atkins to an Estate in Bucks, Michaelmass 1748 Prepared by Dighton and Bonnin

2nd and 3rd May 1682

Marriage Settlement by L and RL prior to the intended marriage of Sir Richard Atkins, Bart and Elizabeth Byde. Property settled on Elizabeth by Richard is:

The Manor of Tickford, The Capital Messuage of the Abbey or Priory, Caldecote Mill, 2 other corn Mills, All the Messuage's, farms etc in Tickford, NP, Lathbury and Gayhurst. The Rectorial tythes and parsonage of NP, all houses, glebe lands and tythes, several Closes called the Kickles, Bury Close with a Dovecote in the same, South Hedge, Oxmead Close, West Meade, Hooke, Waterleys, Dovehouse Close, 8 acres, Honey Lands, Bury Mead and Kingsholme, All Those arable lands and leys containing by estimation ... in Tickford and all commons etc. All that Park called Tickford Park, All Those several parcels of arable land, meadow, pasture, leys in the fields of Tickford in the several occupations of Arthur Potter, ... Withers, John Harley, and Henry Knight.

1st and 2nd October 1711

Estate passes to Henry and his wife Rebecca Maria.

Richard Atkins above and his son Richard are both deceased, heir is Henry Atkins eldest son of Richard who is also the nephew and heir of Thomas Atkins his great uncle who died without issue. 

28th October 1723       Agreement

Rebecca widow and sole surviving Trustee of Henry's Will and Henry their son who is to marry Penelope Stonehouse Daughter of Sir John Stonehouse. Henry is tenant in tail of the estate but as he is an infant and not old enough to settle the estate on Penelope, his mother makes the arrangement.

1723-4    Act of Parliament

To settle the estate of Sir Henry Atkins in the intentions of the Marriage Settlement made before his marriage to Penelope 

27th February1727

The Will of Sir Henry Atkins desires his Trustees Sir John Stonehouse and Revd John Godwin to procure an Act of Parliament to be stated and settled with his sister Rebecca Marie Atkins respecting her portion of £6000 with interest and when settled he desires the money in the Court of Chancery may be used for this and the shortfall to come from his personal estate. Trustees are to have all his lands in Dean or any parish adjoining in the county of Beds in trust to sell or Mortgage to provide the money for his sister.

26th March 1728

Henry died leaving Lady Penelope his widow, Sir Henry who died a minor, Richard his second son afterwards Sir Richard Atkins, and a daughter Penelope who married George Pitt.

4th March 1746

Court of Chancery agrees Estate goes half each to Sir Richard Atkins and his sister Penelope Pitt. Lots of other legal conditions.

1748 The estate is to be Sold in order to pay the sister, The Rectory, Tythes of NP and Premises Mortgaged to Henry Hoare and Charles Arnold for £5000 for a term of 500-years.

22nd February1748

Sir Richard Atkins is 21 years old

28th September1748

4% Interest on the £5000 to be paid half yearly

22nd April 1749    Bargain and Sale

1)   Sir Richard Atkins

2)   Chas Banaster

3)   George Petrie

Agreement for Barring and Docking the Estate Tail etc

22 George III Recovery

30th and 31st May 1750  L and RL

An Assignment of the Mortgage to Henry Faure who pays the £5000 to Hoare and Arnold and loans a further £5000 to Sir Richard Atkins. Property is all the Rectory, Tythes of NP and Premises.

26th and 27th May 1752 

Assignment of the Mortgage to Sir John Dashwood and Sir John Cope who repay Faure, term now 300 years.

1st January 1756   Will of Sir Richard Atkins

Executors are Sir William Bowyer and William Stonehouse they are to sell all the Manor of NP to pay off the Mortgages on his estates in Bucks and Clapham, Surrey.

9th and 10th December 1757

1)   George Pitt and Penelope his wife who is the sister and devisee of Sir Richard Atkins, Deceased.

2)   Sir William Bowyer, baronet of Denham, Bucks and William Stonehouse Esq., 2nd brother of Sir John Stonehouse of Radley, the devisees, trustees and executors of Sir Richard Atkins baronet, late of Clapham, Surrey

3)   Charles Chester and Richard Lowndes

Recites that (1 and 2)  "have sold the Manor of NP to Henry Uthwatt and John Maine his trustee. Certain rents were retained to cover a yearly Quit Rent to the Manor of NP of £6.5.0, to pay the Vicar of NP £10 pa., the Bishop and Archdeacon of the Diocese for Procurations and Synodals £2.10.0 pa., and for the necessary expenses from time to time of repairing the Chancel of the church of NP and for providing of ropes for ringing of Bells there and to the Feoffees of NP for a piece of land in Water Leys the yearly rent of 3/4d.

Agreed Uthwatt did not take on these commitments. 

Chester and Lowndes purchase 4 Closes of Pasture called the Slaunches which have a rent of £37 pa which is to be used to pay the above.

10th August1758

Conveyance (See DB 249/14&15) recorded as a Bargain and Sale in the High Court of Chancery.

Except Dovehouse or Hill Close and Castle Meadow which were subject to the annual payments for Quit Rent, Vicar etc.

22nd March 1760

See DB254/2 also DB107/7 & DB249/1

8th September 1770 

Will of John Haddon the elder See DB249/3

To son John Haddon:

My Messuages, lands and farms in fflower (Flore) Northants in the occupation of John Hallowell,

Also my Messuage in Redbourne, Herts in the occupation of Thomas Skelton, forever.

Also to son John my Messuage in NP now in his occupation which I hold by Lease of the Master and Governors of Queen Anne's Hospital, for the remainder of the term of my lease.

Also to John my Messuage's, Cottages and Tanyard in Olney in the occupation Thomas Eaton.

To my son Henry:

All my Closes of land in NP called the Slaunces (Slaunches), late in the occupation of William Cripps, Thomas Tandy and Richard Patch and now in my own tenure,

Also the Close called Sheepcott Close in occupation William Beaty,

Also the parcel of land lying in Bury Meadow called Gooseacre in occupation William Beaty,

Also the Cottage, and garden in occupation of Joseph Higby and the Tythes on the said cottage. (See DB19)

Also the toft whereon lately stood a Messuage in the occupation of Gilbert Johnson which I lately pulled down.

To my son William:

The Closes called Flaggy Holme and Midsummer Holme in the several occupations of my son John Haddon, Leonard Seeley and Thomas Stapp and all the Tythes on these Closes, this bequest is subject to a payment of a £20 annuity to my son John.

Also to William the Messuage, Farm, Closes and lands in NP in my own occupation.

Also several pieces of land and meadow in the Portfield in the occupation of William Cripps, All which premises I lately purchased of Sir Richard Atkins, Also all the Tythes on this land. This bequest is subject to a payment of a £30 annuity to my loving wife Elizabeth.

Also to son William all my farming stock of horses, cows, hogs, sheep, plows, harrows, carts, waggons, utensils, and all other utensils of husbandry and also all my crops

Also to my son John for life an Annuity of £20 to be paid quarterly. To my wife an Annuity of £30 to be paid quarterly

To my trustees and executors John Harris, butcher, John Wilson, butcher, John Boyce of Redbourne Herts, the rest of my estate to sell, then to pay funeral expenses and all debts, then to pay the residue as follows:

To son John £1000, to daughter Elizabeth £1000 at the age of 21 or the day of her wedding, to brother William £50, to sister Elizabeth Bartlett £5, to sister Ann Stapp £5, to nephew William Smith and nieces Mary Smith, Elizabeth Stapp, Mary Stapp, and Martha Stapp £20 each, to my labourer and servant William Brandon £5. Bequests to above to be paid when they become 21 before that their money is to increase by 4% pa.

He discharges his son in law Thomas Wilkinson from all the debts that he owes to him. 

To Wife Elizabeth:

All household goods, and plate which belonged to her before our marriage, To wife Elizabeth and Daughter Elizabeth all the china to be shared equally, To wife £20 and all bequests to wife are to be in full satisfaction of her dower or thirds

All other household goods to be divided equally between his five youngest children James, William, Henry, Mary wife of John Adams and Elizabeth Haddon.

Trustees to receive £10 each

Signed 8.9.1770 Witnesses:  John Hurst, W Jordan and Robert Price Junior 

22nd and 23rd July 1771

See DB 249/1

15th October 1771

Conveyance for £380.16.0 of Tythes

1)   Thomas Stapp, shoemaker and grazier, John Harris, butcher, John Wilson, butcher, John Boyce of Redbourne Herts, Innholder the Devisees and Trustees of the Will of John Haddon, yeoman deceased

2)   John Hurst


DB38/3

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF JOHN HARRIS TO AN ESTATE

IN TICKFORD 1620-1803, FORMERLY THE PURRATT ESTATE

DB38/3

Abstract of Title of Mr John Harris to an Estate in NP.

Endorsed "Philip Hoddle Ward has purchased all the premises (save 2 Messuage's and a small Close of pasture) in deeds of 14th and 15th February 1803".

Page 1 is a Pedigree of the Purratt Family

Vide Settlement of 24th September1712

Messuage, Farmhouse and Lands sold to PHILIP HODDLE WARD See DB24/1 there are details of acreages of lands.

3rd May 1620

Marriage settlement prior to the marriage of Ellen Smith, widow, late wife of Thomas Smith to John Purratt of Tebworth, Beds, husbandman.

Ellen grants to John, Clapper Close and lands to the use of Ellen and John and to the use of John Smith and William Smith the sons of Ellen. If Ellen survives John she has the estate for the term of her life and then it to go to their children but if no issue then it goes to her sons. Endorsed "If John dies within 10years then his executors to get £40 each paid by her sons".

Recites deed of 15th October 1613 between by which George Chapman granted to Thomas Smith:

A Close called Clappers Close and Parcels of land, leys and meadow by estimation 24a in Tickford which were part of Manor granted by Queen Elizabeth by Letters Patent of 14th June 1571 to Thomas Annesley, Ann Knight and Ralph Annesley at £2.19.6 pa and which afterwards in Reversion granted by Queen Anne to Thomas Annesley for 21years and after to Thomas Annesley and Thomas Clitheroe and after to George Chapman and his executors by Thomas Clitheroe.

Marginal note "These several terms all expired two centuries ago but not withstanding the Estate appears to have remained ever since in the Purrat family and to have been Resettled by deeds of 23rd and 24th September1712"

20th April 1629

1)   Edmund Conney, Thomas Barnes, Arthur Humfrey

2)   John Purratt of Willen, yeoman and John Cowley his trustee.

Lease of Lands, which are part of the Manor of NP to John Purratt.

Recites lease of 15.6.1624-5 (22 James I) for 99 years from the Feast of St Michael before the above date, by His late Majestie to Henry Hobart, James Fullerton, John Walton and Thomas Trevor of The Honor of Ampthill in the counties of Beds and Bucks with the 8 members and Appurtenances thereof and all the Lordships and Manors, towns, hamlets, granges, farms, rents, expenses, lands, tenements, hereditaments being parcel or members of the Hon of Ampthill and unto the said Honour belonging.

Recites that Henry Hobart died and that James Fullerton, John Walton and Thomas Trevor being the surviving lessees of the premises, they by the names of John Walton chief Baron of His Majestie's... and James Fullerton knight one of the Baron's of HM's bedchamber and Thomas Trevor one of the Barons of HM's Exchequer, By their Indenture of 25th June last, Let to Edmund Conney, Thomas Barnes and Arthur Humfrey for 99 years, the Manor of NP with the 8 members

16th May 1634

1)   Edward Allen and Cornelius White

2)   John Purratt of Willen, yeoman

A Close and half a yardland late of Thomas Clitheroe consisting of A pightle of pasture in Connards containing 1 rood

4.5a in Brookfield,     7a in Mill Field,

7a 3r in Middle Field,

7 swathes of meadow in Weeks Mead,

5 swathes of meadow in Sow Mead,

5 swathes of meadow in Barn Mead,

2a pasture ground in Connards

1a pasture ground abutting Weeks Mead

Half-acre pasture ground in Mill Field

Amounting to a Yearly rent of 7/-

To hold to Cornelius for 66 and a half years from 2.11.1655. To hold in trust for Edward Allen, To hold in Trust for John Purratt for 66 and a half years

18th January 1640

Deed Poll from Mary Kirtland Widow the executrix of John Kirtland,

By his Will of 12.12.1616 John Kirtland gave to his sons Francis and Joseph, then minors:

Hill Close which he purchased of Thomas Annesley abutting Clay, and 4 leys in Tickford called Forest Leys then late of John Kirtland which he had purchased of Thomas Crawley.

19th January 1640

Kirtland's sons are now of age and they sell the above to John Purratt for £70 in Fee Simple.

20th April 1642

1)   Mary Kirtland widow and William Hartley as trustee

2)   John Purratt of Willen yeoman and William Purratt of Tebworth

William Hartley at request of Mary Kirtland granted to William Purratt for £160 all the theretofore-mentioned premises plus the lands for 66 years at the Ancient Yearly rent of 5/-.  

Recites deeds of 15th June 1625 and 20th April 1629 by which

Edmund Conney, Thomas Barnes, Arthur Humfrey did Settle and To Farm Let to William Hartley Half a yardland in Tickford then late Dandeyes, Dandeyes Close then late of John Kirtland at the Ancient yearly rent of 15/-.

Conney, Barnes and Humfrey retain Intercommoning and Depasturing in and upon premises in the Common Fields and Common Meadows of NP, and with such number of cattle only and at such times and seasons only as for 20 years then last had commonly used, To hold to William Hartley on Trust for Mary Kirtland.

29th Dec 1645

1)   John Purratt the elder of Willen, yeoman and Alice Cowley widow of John Cowley

2)   John Purrat the younger the son of above

John Purratt of Willen is lawfully possessed of Clapper Close and 24a in Tickford Field as theretofore granted to Thomas Annesley for 21 years and then in the tenure of JP the elder at yearly rent of 8/-. Conney, Barnes and Humfrey had by Indenture of 20th April 1629 at the request of JP the elder demised to John Cowley to hold in Trust for JP the elder for 66 and a half years from 2.11.1655 now Alice Cowley grants to JP younger for the residue of the 21 years then to come.

24th January 1645

1)   John Purratt the elder of Willen yeoman, William Purratt of Tebworth and Alice Cowley

2)   Richard Perrott and William Smith

Recites a deed of 16.5.1634 and that Jeffrey Potter as trustee for William Hartley did on 9.1.1635 assigned a quarter of a yardland containing 12a then in the tenure of William Hartley to John Cowley.

Several marginal notes in Red ink with details of lands in 1635.

Recites a lot of other deeds about the same land.

20th April, 1642

Marriage Settlement Prior to marriage of John Purratt the younger to Mary Perrott one of the daughters of Richard Perrott. Richard Perrott and William Smith are Trustees. Property settled is all land.

29th January 1645  Further Settlement

John Purratt the elder of Willen gives to John Purratt the younger A dwelling house wherein Robert Odell lately dwelt situate in Tickford and then in the occupations of widow Taylor and William Field, with outhouses, gardens, yards etc, also Hill Close containing 1a abutting on Clay Lane, and 4 leys in Tickford Field called Forest Leys.

Richard Perrott is trustee.  

29th January 1645  Further Settlement

1)   John Purratt the elder and Josias Chapman son and heir of Thomas Chapman Deceased

2)   John Purratt the younger

Connards Close and a half yardland then late of Thomas Clitheroe and then in the tenure of JP at the ancient yearly rent of 7/-,

Also Clapper Close and 24a (See deed of 15.10.1613)

This deed also covers 22a of land leased to JP the elder and Thomas Chapman by Lord Viscount Valentia on 22.10.1642.

6th March 1646

Enfeoffment for £38

1)   Thomas and Richard Kilpins

2)   John Purratt the younger

Hill Close containing 1a adjoining S on Clay Lane

To the use of John Purratt and his wife for life then to their survivors and children.

13.11.1647

George Annesley to John Purratt for £42 several parcels of land containing 7a in Tickford Field in the tenure of William Pomfrett

19th October 1684

A Fine between parties as above

10th February1672

Bargain and Sale for £107.10.0

1)   James Wilson and Martha his wife

2)   John Purratt

Messuage wherein John Purratt dwells in Tickford, which Messuage James Wilson Esq., the grandfather of James Wilson purchased of Robert Withers Clerk. Mss Note "We have the prior deed in our possession Vide deeds of 14.4.1618 and 2.2.1634"

12th Dec 1676

Martha Wilson, widow quitclaims her Dower Rights to John Purratt for £15.

15th January 1686

Probate of Will of John Purratt

To son Richard the Messuage/Farmhouse (See Settlement of 24.9.1712) wherein he dwells with barns and stables etc. Son Richard is sole executor.

5th August 1706

Probate Will of Richard Purratt

To son John that part of his then Dwelling house with yards, barns and stables etc not being part of his mother's jointure, Subject to payment of £100 each to his daughters Mary and Sarah when they became 21 years of age. If John did not pay his sisters then he did not get the part of the dwelling house and it went to them

Also to John all his lands except those settled on his mother.

1st September 1712

Mary Purratt widow of Richard grants to her son John Purratt her rights of dower in the

Dwelling house, 2 Cottages adjoining,

Hill Close containing 1a, 4 leys of sward or pasture to the same Close belonging by estimation 2a called Forest Leys which was purchased by JP from Wilson.

Also 21a of arable in Tickford Field purchased by JP from the Earl of Anglesey,

Also 7a of arable in Tickford Field purchased by JP from the George Annesley,

Also 24a of arable in Tickford Field, with Clapper Close. Note "this Close was afterwards exchange for another Close called Clay Lane Close, Vide 29.3.1759",

Also 2a of meadow in Porridge Pot meadow

23rd and 24th September 1712

Marriage Settlement on intended marriage of John Purratt and Rebecca Atterbury

L and RL the latter being a Mortgage

1)   John Purratt son and heir of Richard Purratt and Martha

2)   William Atterbury and John Cripps

3)   Lawrence Atterbury and Rebecca his daughter, and sister of William Atterbury      

Lawrence Atterbury pays £300 to John Purratt as Rebecca's portion, and John releases all property to her as in above deed to her and her heirs etc.

1713 Fine re Above 2 Messuage, 3 Cottages, 1 garden, 2 orchards, 52a of land, 2a of meadow, 5a pasture and Common of Pasture in NP and Sherington.

15th July 1754 Probate of Will of John Purratt

19th March 1783 Probate of Will of John Purratt the son

(This copy is from DB108/1)

DB108/1       "1784"

Copy of Will of John Purratt, farmer. Badly damaged and faded

To my son William Purratt that part of my estate which I got from my father John Purratt.

To my Sister Elizabeth Purratt all my household goods and furniture and household ... of any nature.

All the residue of my personal estate and effects to my brothers Richard, William and my sister Elizabeth share and share alike.

To my Cousins John Harris, Elizabeth Revis, Rebecka Lucy, £50 each out of my brother Richard Purratt's estate.

I appoint my brothers and sisters as my executors.

Will signed 19th March 1783; Witnesses:  Charles Bulley and Francis Warr.

(This is John Purratt whose father John died in 1760)

23rd October 1792       Office Copy of Will of William Purratt

(These copies from DB193/4)

DB193/10           5th Dec 1792

Probate of the Will of William Purratt, draper written 23rd October 1792

To my wife Sukey the house wherein I now dwell and all my plate, stock in trade, books debts and effects.

Also to my wife Sukey and my sister Elizabeth Purratt all my other Messuage's and property in the Town, Fields and parish of NP to be shared equally between them during the term of their lives, subject to an Annuity of £20 p.a. to my nephew John Harris.  

If one of them dies then the property goes to the survivor for life and after her death to my executors George Osborne, woolstapler and Thomas Odell, victualler, who are to pay the annuity to my nephew and to hold the property on trust for the use of my nieces Elizabeth the wife of Richard Revis of Olney, baker and Rebecca the wife of James Lucy, late of Olney and now of Liverpool and to the survivor of my nieces for life and after her death to my nieces children for ever. Neither of the husbands are to receive any money from the property or to have any control over it.

Witnesses:  William Lucas, Elizabeth Odell and Elizabeth Dowdy.

23rd October 1792 Copy of Will of William Purratt

(Copy from DC/13/3/14 See also DB 139/10)

Will Proved 5th Dec 1792 Probate of the Will of William Purratt, draper ...

To my wife Sukey the house wherein I now dwell and all my plate, stock in trade, books, debts and effects.

Also to my wife Sukey and my sister Elizabeth Purratt all my other Messuage's and property in the Town, Fields and parish of NP to be shared equally between them during the term of their lives, subject to an Annuity of £20 p.a. to my nephew John Harris.  

If one of them dies then the property goes to the survivor for life and after her death to my executors George Osborne, woolstapler and Thomas Odell, victualler, who are to pay the annuity to my nephew and to hold the property on trust for the use of my nieces Elizabeth the wife of Richard Revis of Olney, baker and Rebecca the wife of James Lucy, late of Olney and now of Liverpool and to the survivor of my nieces for life and after her death to my nieces children for ever. Neither of the husbands are to receive any money from the property or to have any control over it.

Witnesses:  William Lucas, Elizabeth Odell and Elizabeth Dowdy.

24th December 1794 Copy of Will of Elizabeth Purratt

See Annexed Abstract

29th March 1759 

1)   John Hooton

2)   John Purratt the elder

Exchange of a Close in Clay Lane for Clapper Close

14th and 15th February 1803

L and RL "the latter tripartite and intended to lead to the Uses of a Recovery"

1)   John Harris, yeoman

2)   William Giles, of Shire Lane, Middlesex, gent

3)      Thomas Austin of Shire Lane

Deed for Barring and Docking, Destroying and Extinguishing All Estates Tail etc in the Purratt Estate

List of lands in Purratt Estate. Includes 2 Messuage's in Tickford End sometime since in the occupations of John and Elizabeth Millington and Joseph Franklin, now of John Harris and Elizabeth Smith (these were not sold)

23rd December 1803

John Harris Mortgages 21a of arable land in Tickford Field purchased by John Purratt the great grandfather of John Harris of the Earl of Anglesey to Joseph Arrowsmith for £163 for a term of 1000 years.

(THESE ABSTRACTS BELOW ARE FOR OTHER LANDS)

ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Mr J Harris to lands etc in Tickford Fields as purchased by his Great Grandfather John Purratt (not in Settlement) or to which he was seized in fee.

Barn Close containing 1a

A ley or half acre at the Yardes End in Shortmead

2 leys or half acre at the Yardes End in Shortmead

Purchased by John Purratt from William Arnold for £20 in 1652

Recites Purratt Wills John P 1686, William P 1706.

1st August1712

1)   Mary Pomfrett widow of Benjamin Pomfrett

2)   Mary Purratt widow of John Purratt

Grant of 1 ley or half acre in Furlong of Leys at Yardes End in exchange for same in Pinfold Leys.

21st September1728

Further exchange between Benjamin Pomfrett and John Purratt and Rebecca his wife of 2 Leys in Tickford Field

ABSTRACT OF TITLE of John Harris to Purratt Estate of 44a

18th and 19th Dec 1718

L and RL for 10% and other Considerations

1)   Ann Stourton widow

2)   John Purratt

44a in Tickford Field and a Close of 5a called Hill Close which was in the tenure of John Purratt

22nd and 23rd Dec 1718

L and RL for £450

1)   Richard Combes, gent and Alice his wife

2)   Hugh Naish

3)   Thomas Goodwin

4)   John Purratt

Purratt pays 3350 to Naish and £100 to Combes.

No land mentioned but is a long deed with a lot of legal jargon.

15th July 1754

Probate Will of John Purratt,

Leaves all to eldest son John who is Legatee and heir, there are a few other minor bequests  

19th March 1783

Extracts from Probate Will of John Purratt the son,

To my loving brother William all that part of my estate that my father John purchased in his lifetime. And what I have since purchased myself to him and his sister Elizabeth in equal shares.

To my sister Elizabeth all household goods, furniture etc.

The rest of estate to brothers Richard and William and Elizabeth in equal shares.

To cousins John Harris, Elizabeth Revis and Rebecca Lucy £50 each to be paid out of my brother Richard's estate.

Richard and William to be executors

23rd October 1792

Office Copy of Will of William Purratt, draper

To my wife Sukey the house wherein I now dwell and all my plate, stock in trade, books, debts and effects.

Also to my wife Sukey and my sister Elizabeth Purratt all my other Messuage's and property in the Town, Fields and parish of NP to be shared equally between them during the term of their lives, subject to an Annuity of £20 p.a. to my nephew John Harris.  

If one of them dies then the property goes to the survivor for life and after her death to my executors George Osborne, woolstapler and Thomas Odell, victualler, who are to pay the annuity to my nephew and to hold the property on trust for the use of my nieces Elizabeth the wife of Richard Revis of Olney, baker and Rebecca the wife of James Lucy, late of Olney and now of Liverpool and to the survivor of my nieces for life and after her death to my nieces children for ever. Neither of the husbands are to receive any money from the property or to have any control over it.

Witnesses:  William Lucas, Elizabeth Odell and Elizabeth Dowdy.

24th Dec 1794

Copy of Will of Elizabeth Purratt who after bequeathing several specific legacies gives and devises to Edward Jefferson for the trouble he might have in the execution of her Will A certain freehold Close in North Crawley. Makes no devise of the Residue of her Real estate and appoints Jefferson and others Executors of her Will

14th and 15th February1803

L and RL to lead to a Recovery

Final legal Opinion by Charles Butler of Lincolns Inn 27th October 1806


DB38/4

ABSTRACT OF TITLE

OF GEORGE RENNY AND ROBERT MURRAY FRASER

TO A PLOT OF GROUND

IN TICKFORD FIELD ADJOINING THE NORTH CRAWLEY ROAD,

1777.

This was an Allotment on Enclosure of Tickford Field and the Abstract goes back to the Will of Robert Perrott, 1777


DB39/1-11

TICKFORD ESTATE

LEASE OF LANDS IN TICKFORD

BY EARL OF ANGLESEY TO THOMAS WHITE 1673,

ASSIGMENTS OF MORTGAGE ON MANOR OF NP 1750, 1752,

SALE OF MANOR OF TICKFORD TO HENRY UTHWATT 1757,

FARMHOUSE AND LANDS IN TICKFORD

FORMERLY PIERSON ESTATE 1772-1817,

FARMHOUSE AND LANDS IN TICKFORD FORMERLY POMFRETTS 1796-1853.

DB39/1    23rd October 25 Charles II 1673

Endorsements "3"   "Mr White"    "1891a” and later in pencil "Lands in Common Field of Tickford except ...... furlongs"

1)   Arthur Earl of Anglesey, Lord Privy Seal, Lord Mountnorris, Lord Viscount Valentia, and Baron of NP

2)   Thomas White of Caldecote, gent

Lease from the Feast of St Michael last for 9 years at £18 pa by Earl of Anglesey (Lord VV) to White.

Lord VV For the yearly rents and covenants hath demised, granted and to farm lette, All Those several pieces and parcels of arable, leys, meadows and sweard ground in the Common Fields of Tickford, late in the occupation of Marke Slingsby, gent and now of White, containing 56a accounted for a Yard Land and a Half with the hades, slades, balkes, furrows and commons, profits, commodities and Appurtenances whatsoever.

Except and always reserved to Lord VV all water fisheries and fowlings and other royalties.   

Witnesses:  Roger Chapman and Henry Jervis

DB39/2    31st May 1750

"Attested Copy of a Term of 300 years from German Pole, Sir Richard Atkins and others to William Houghton in Trust for Henry Faure, esq"

This is an Assignment of SRA's Mortgage from the executors of Mundy to William Houghton.

1)   Mundy Musters, of Collwick, Notts, esq, German Pole of Radbourne, Derbyshire, the executors of Francis Mundy late of Osbaston, Leics Esq., Deceased.

2)   SRA of Clapham, Surrey, Bart, grandson and heir of Sir Henry Atkins late of Market Bosworth in Leics, Deceased and son and heir of Sir Henry Atkins his late father Deceased and also heir of Sir Henry Atkins his late brother, and Thomas Fawkes of Farnely, Yorks Esq.

3)   Henry Faure of the parish of St Andrew, Holborn

4)   William Houghton of Chancery Lane, Middx, gent

Recites Mortgage by L and RL of 1st and 2nd October 1711, a 5 part Indenture being a Mortgage of The Manor House of Tickford, and the Rectory and tythes of NP, and the Closes called Hicklebury Close with a Dovehouse in the same, Bury Field, South Hedge, Oxmead Close, West Mead Close, Eight Acres, Honey Land, Bury Meadow, and Kings Holme etc then or late in the tenure of Anthony Potter, Godfrey Withers, John Harley, and Henry Knight, in the parishes of NP, TICKFORD, Caldecote, Lathbury, Gotehurst and the county of Northampton.

Other than and Except the Tickford Park and all lands and grounds part of and called the Park, and all Those lands formerly purchased of Thomas Webb and others and therein mentioned in the occupation of George and Thomas Dobbs, and several parcels called Hardleys Farm then late in the occupation of Thomas Reed, Thomas King, and Closes called Dovehouse Close and Waterleys then late of Roger Chapman, gent.

To the use of Francis Mundy and Robert only and their heirs and executors for 300 years. 

Contains family details of both Annesley and Mundy

DB39/3    27th March 1752

"10"

1)   William Houghton

2)   Henry Faure now of Egham, Surrey

3)   SRA, Sir James Dashwood of Northbrooke, Oxon, Barouch

4)   Sir Jonathan Cope of Bruerne, Oxon, Bart

5)   John Staples of Middle Temple, gent

Assignment of Mortgage from Houghton to Staples, property as above

DB39/4    6th December 1757

1)   Sir William Bowyer, baronet of Denham, Bucks and William Stonehouse Esq., 2nd brother of Sir John Stonehouse of Radley, the devisees, trustees and executors of Sir Richard Atkins baronet, late of Clapham, Surrey 

2)   Henry Uthwatt

Deed of Covenant for producing Title Deeds of NP Manor

Recites L and RL of 5th and 6th Dec 1757 (See Dovehouse Close Deeds) and a deed of Bargain and Sale of 6.12.1757.

Lists all Atkins Deeds from 1676 with details of Mortgages, recoveries, an Act in Chancery 1723-4 etc. 

DB39/5    25th September 1772

"Copy of RL"  See DB214

1)   Thomas Holt of NP gent

2)   Richard Patch, laceman and Thomas Smith of Bedford, woolstapler, trustee for Patch

Conveyance of Holt's legal interest in part of the estate of Thomas Pierson. (See DB214/1-2 and DB235/1)

Recites conveyance of 28.11.1756 between

1)   Charles Albert Eyles of Towcester, gent & Martha his wife who was the daughter and heir of ..... Lloyds of Stony Stratford by Rebecca his wife who was one of the granddaughters of Thomas Pierson (Pearson) formerly of NP, grocer, Deceased, and Charles Edward Eyles the eldest son and heir of George and Martha

2)   Thomas Holt, Trustee for George Albert Eyles and Revd Thomas Goodwin of Loughton also a Trustee for Eyles

The Pierson estate was left to the 3 granddaughters and now 1772 Thomas Holt agrees to levy a Fine in Easter Term at Court of Common Pleas confirming the property to Richard Patch and George Eyles, The fine was levied and Eyles has sold the premises to Patch, but Holt has not conveyed his legal interest as Trustee in the Estate. Property is "all that one third part of all that Messuage or tenement then (1756) in the tenure of Thomas Stapp but now of Patrick Renny, and all Those two Closes, now only one Close in Tickford Field called Clapper Close" 

Witnesses:  Sarah Holt and William Etheridge

DB39/6             2nd April 1817

"Copy"

1)   George Renny of the Royal Hospital, Dublin and Robert Murray Fraser

2)   Edmund Ratledge, gardener

Lease from 25th March last for 7 years at £5 10s 0d pa of All that Close in Tickford Field late in the occupation of John Rogers but now of Ratledge.

DB39/7    1835

Copy by Green of Woburn

1)   Thomas Newman of Newgate St. London, oilman

2)   George Lucas, gent and Henry Lucas, gent the executors of William Lucas

3)   Henry Lucas, gent aforesaid

4)   Revd William Smyth of Great Linford and the said George Lucas

5)   Philip Hoddle Ward now of Boulogne sur mer, France

6)   Henry Thomas Atterbury of Woburn, carrier

7)   George Williams Baker of Woburn, Innkeeper

8)   John Odell of Woburn, farmer

Recites a Mortgage of 26th October 1796 by which Mary Pomfrett Mortgaged the property below to Benjamin Brookes for £400 for a term of 500 years.

All that Farmhouse with outbuildings, orchard and yard in Tickford End then in the occupation of John Walker.

Recites deed of repayment of Mortgage in 1804 (See DB34/9) by Robert Pomfrett and property assigned to Nathaniel Pomfrett and Thomas Newman was trustee to attend the inheritance.

Recites Mortgage of property by Isaac Henley Hanscomb (He purchased from Nathaniel on 3.7.1804 see DB34/10-11) on 5th April 1805 for £600 for a term of 1000years to John and James Abraham, watchmakers of Olney, (See DB34/12).

Description as in 1796 still in occupation John Walker.

Recites that the Mortgage was assigned to William Lucas on 9.8.1813 (See DB34/13), and that William Lucas died 1827 and by his will proved PCC 10.4.1828 he appointed Revd Henry Longeville Mansell Clerk and George and Henry Lucas as his executors.

Recites that by L and RL of 4th and 5th April 1814 the Mortgages were repaid and the property was sold by IHH to PHILIP HODDLE WARD.

Recites L and RL of 21st and 22nd February 1821 PHILIP HODDLE WARD and Sarah his wife Mortgaged the property to Charles Lorraine Smith and Henry Lucas for £3000

Recites that in May 1828 PHILIP HODDLE WARD agreed to sell to Henry Atterbury by L and RL of the 11th and 12th July 1828 "All that orchard in Tickford End adjoining or lying near the Messuage/Farmhouse of and now occupied by Henry Atterbury" (See DB175)

So now 1835 the property is sold to Henry Atterbury and Mortgages repaid. Baker and Odell are trustees to attend the inheritance. 

DB39/8

Mss Draft of Receipt 

Particulars of purchase money

Renny and Others to Pike of the Tickford End Estate  in NP and Tithes

1853 November 19th

Purchase money the Tickford End Estate
£10400.00
Purchase money Tithes
  £  100.00
£10500.00
Received deposit 
£ 1000.00
Remainder unpaid
£ 9500.00
Added Interest £4%
£  188. 2. 2
£ 9680. 2. 2

£9680 paid by Mr Thomas Pike to Mr Woodcock on the 4th September 1854 in my presence

Signed James Arrowsmith      

DB39/9    29th September1854

Mss Agreement “Mr Pike agrees to let and Mr Armstrong agrees to lease Tickford End Farm, except the Park in the occupation of Mrs Ratledge and Mrs Durham" Rent £375 pa

Signed by both parties on 29.9.1854

DB39/10/1

Mss notes re Slingsby Charity

Indenture 1st August 29 Charles II between

1)   Susanna Slingsby of NP relict and executrix of Mark Slingsby and Thomas Potter

2)   Roger Chapman, Godfrey Withers, William Hartley and Richard Kilpin

£5.4.0 providing 24 loaves weekly. The property of the Charity consists of a rent charge of £5 4s 0d issuing out of a house with the appurtenances in Tickford End belonging to George Renny and RMF.  

DB39/10/2

Sheet of blue paper with Mss notes/extracts from various Indentures

"1807-1818 Ratledge" "Edmund Ratledge piece of field for Jonathan Ratledge"

From conveyance of 7.4.1829 (See DB236/5&6) "all that Cottage or tenement with the garden and barn thereunto adjoining and belonging situate in Tickford End heretofore in the occupation of John White and now of ...... which was purchased and purchased by James Pike Deceased of George Renny and R.M.Fraser." (See DB236 and 239. This is 30-32 Tickford St) 

Mss note in pencil "Rodwell's Yard 3 Cottages"   

From Conveyance of 22.8.1854;

"Also all that Messuage or tenement or Farmhouse situate in Tickford End heretofore in the occupation of the said widow Atterbury then of William Jefferson and now William Haynes with the pightle thereto belonging." "And also all that one other plot or piece of land situate in the Commons and Open Down in Middle Field containing 12a 0r 2p including the garden occupied by Rattledge" 

On reverse in very faint pencil the following "Haynes house was originally occupied as 3 houses and in the first house nearest the Gateway Thickpenny's father lived for 9 years, he also occupied the piece of garden ground recently vacated by Ratledge (5-14)"

Signed William Thickpenny 

The names below are in same hand

York

Tenant

Rose - Butcher

Malskin

(SEE DB40/2)

DB39/11   Extract from Tickford Field Enclosure Award

Details of 9th allotment to PHILIP HODDLE WARD which was an Ancient enclosure called Folly Close containing 4a 0r 24p which George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser also consent to give to be allotted in exchange with PHILIP HODDLE WARD in lieu of the 6th allotment herein awarded to GR and RMF. 

Details of 5th allotment to GR and RMF in exchange for 2 Ancient Closes called Priory Close and Folly Close given up by GR and RMF and allotted to PHILIP HODDLE WARD as his 4th and 9th allotment.

Also 1 other plot in Mill Field containing 7a 2r 0p which is the 6th allotment to GR and RMF.


DB40/1   

SALE OF THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM YATE A BANKRUPT 1768

(See DB33/9)

DB40/1    10.10.1768

"Bargain & Sale of Real Estate of William Yate a Bankrupt in Trust for Mr Thomas Osborne and his heirs, Inrolled in Court of Common Pleas at Westminster"

1)   Edward Ashwell, Esq. John Hurst and Thomas Holt gent

2)   William Yate late of NP, fellmonger and chapman a Bankrupt

3)   John Harris of NP, butcher, Thomas Hooton Gent the Assignees of the said Bankrupt Estate chosen by the Creditors pursuant to a Notice in the London Gazette for that purpose

4)   Thomas Osborn of Stoke Goldington, grocer

5)   John Pearson, lacebuyer

Recites that Yate was declared bankrupt on 30.10.1767, he had for four years and upwards traded as Fellmmonger and Chapman in buying sheep and other skins and converting the same to leather then selling the leather. Yate had become indebted to John Haddon, carrier for £143 14s and to several other Creditors. Yate was seized of a Messuage, tenement, shop or part of a Room hereafter to be sold, and subject to a Mortgage from Thomas Osborne of £400 plus interest, by Indenture of L of the 14.4.1761.

Creditors met at the Swan on the 30.11.1767 and appointed the Assignees, Osborne now owed £427 which is more than the premises is worth, So the equity of Redemption conveyed to John Pearson as a person nominated in Trust for Thomas Osborn.

The Assignees now sell to Pearson

All that Messuage or tenement in Tickford End now or late in the occupation of Yate, and also all that shop or part of a room in NP late in the occupation of John Burnham and now of George Burnham. Conveyed to Pearson forever.

Signed by all parties, Witnesses:  GPH and William Jordan.

This copy examined with the original deed on 14.12.1769 by Richard Patch and William Cripps.      


DB40/2-6

MISC PAPERS RE TICKFORD ESTATE AND FARM AT GREEN END

1691-1854

SCHEDULE OF ESTATES OF THE LATE DR RENNY

AND ROBERT MURRAY FRASER ESQ c1846

DB40/2    31st July 1854

On cover "Schedule of papers received of Messuage Powell and Newman of Pike and Renny", also pencil endorsement   "Dispute between Pike and James Price Coles as to payment of Commission and change"

Schedule of papers delivered to Mr Arrowsmith 31.7.54

Abstract of Title

Letter of pedigree 21.2.54

Letter from Woodcock & Co 2.3.54

Plan of Tickford Farm

Draft Conveyance of Title to Coles

Draft Bond of Indemnity and a copy to keep

Contract Renny to Coles Estate

Contract Renny to Coles Tithes

Further opinion on Title 11.7.54

Abstract of Appointment of Trustees of Courts Settlement

Further Requisitions and answers 16.7.54

Instruction for Conveyance

Copy Contract to Coles

Copy uses from Settlement

Original contract to Coles and Pike

Signed James Arrowsmith 31.7.1854

DB40/3    23rd June 1784

"Draft copy deed of Covenant for producing Title Deeds" 

1)   Dr Patrick Renny of NP Dr of Physic

2)   Robert Collison, surgeon and apothecary

3)   Richard Purratt, watchmaker

4)   John Walker, bricklayer

5)   Reynold Hogg of Oulton, Norfolk, gent

Recites L and RL of 16th and 17th July last past

1)   Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty

2)   Thomas Holt

3)   Robert Collison

A Close called Long Close otherwise Water Lane Close granted and RL and conveyed by Hooton, Beaty and Holt to the Use of Collison

Recites L and RL of 16th and 17th July last past

1)   Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty

2)   Thomas Holt

3)   Richard Purratt

6 leys of pasture in NP granted and RL and conveyed by Hooton, Beaty and Holt to the Use of Richard Purratt

Recites L and RL of 16th and 17th July last past

1)   Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty

2)   Thomas Holt

3)   John Walker

3 leys of pasture with a Brickiln and barns standing thereon in Tickford Fields granted and RL and conveyed by Hooton, Beaty and Holt to the Use of John Walker

Recites L and RL of 23rd and 24th March last past

1)   Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty

2)   Patrick Renny

Several pieces and parcels of arable land, ley, meadow and pasture in Tickford Fields and in the now L and RL mentioned are granted and RL and conveyed to Hooton, Beaty to Renny

Recites L and RL of 21st and 22nd June this instant

1)   GPH

2)   Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty

3)   Reynold Hogg

4)   John Griffith

A wood coppice of Grove Wood at Emberton granted by Hooton and Beaty for the use of Hogg.

Whereas Deeds to the several pieces coming to Renny do also relate to the Close, Leys etc and the brick kiln it is agreed that Patrick Renny to hold the Deeds in following Schedule

         SCHEDULE

19th and 20th June 1691

Conveyance by L and RL

1)   Thomas Osborne senior, yeoman and Judith hid wife, one of the Daughters of Richard Perrott, maltster Deceased, and Thomas Osborne Junior, yeoman son and heir of Thomas Osborne senior.

2)   Richard Purratt, yeoman

22nd June 1691

Mortgage Richard Purratt to Richard Perrott

27th March 1704

Assignment of Mortgage Richard Perrott to John Chowne, woollen draper

28th and 29th March 1704

Conveyance by L and RL

Richard Purratt to Richard Perrott 

26th April 1749

Conveyance by L and RL

1)   Thomas Holt and Sarah his wife, William Sheppard, grocer and tallow chandler and Elizabeth his wife, and Ann Perrott spinster Which Sarah, Elizabeth and Ann are 3 of the Daughters and residuary legatees named in the last Will of Richard Perrott gent

2)   Elizabeth Waller, widow 

10th May 1749

Conveyance by L and RL

1)   Elizabeth Waller, widow 

2)   Thomas Holt

30th January 1753

Mortgage

Thomas Holt to William Coles, yeoman

17th and 18th March 1756

Conveyance by L and RL

1)   Martha Perrott, spinster, one of the four Daughters and residuary legatee under the Will of Richard Perrott her late father Deceased.

2)   Thomas Holt

10th August 1768

Assignment

1)   John Butterfield, yeoman and Sarah his wife, John Fowler, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife which Sarah and Elizabeth are the joint executors of John Cooke, yeoman deceased, who was the son and sole executor of William Cooke, yeoman also deceased, who was the surviving executor named in the Will of William Coles, yeoman deceased

2)   Thomas Holt

3)   Valentine Payne, gent

20th August 1768

Mortgage

1)   Thomas Holt

2)   Sarah Norton, widow,

3)   Henry Wigley, clerk,

4)   Samuel Davenport, gent,

5)   Joseph Chambers, mercer and hosier

13th December 1769

Assignment

1)   Sarah Norton, widow, Henry Wigley, clerk, Samuel Davenport, gent, Joseph Chambers, mercer and hosier

2)   Thomas Holt

3)   Mary Edwyn widow

18th November 1771

Assignment

1)   William Bentley, Esq, Valentine Payne and Isaac Carter

2)   Thomas Holt  

3)   James Sanderson

30th March 1774

Assignment

1)   James Sanderson

2)   John Baker

19th December 1774

Assignment

1)   John Baker

2)   James Sanderson

3)   Thomas Holt

4)   Mary Peake, widow

10th May 1783

Assignment

1)   Mary Peake, widow

2)   GPH

Signed by Patrick Renny in the presence of Joseph Arrowsmith and Elizabeth Chandler

Signed by Robert Collison, Richard Purratt and John Walker in the presence of George Cooch and R.A.Reddall clerk to Mr Hurst

Signed by Reynold Hogg in the presence of GPH and R.A.Reddall clerk to Mr Hurst

DB40/4

(A draft of DB40/5 below but has additional information, which I have put in brackets)

Copy Statement of Estates of the late Dr Renny and Robert Murray Fraser Esq., at Newport Pagnell. Charges thereon

ESTATE The Green Farm, (Farm House, Homestead, Thatching burnt let at his value)

No of ACRES   79a 2r 4p,

TENANT & TIME OF ENTRY

Gervase Smith Hives entered Michaelmass 1847 with the understanding that it should be a 3 years take, RENT £200,

OBSERVATIONS

“No outgoings, tithe free and Land Tax redeemed, subject to a contract for sale to L& NW Railway, some provision to be made respecting Dr Renny's Tomb. There is a meadow called West Meadow 9 acres this is quite detached from this farm, (but which has always been let with it, I think this might be separately sold without interfering much with the value of this farm + it adjoining the property of parties who I think would pay a good price for it)”. 

ESTATE Dawborne Close, About 2a, (See DB236/1 and 249/20)

TENANT AND TIME OF ENTRY

John Bunting yearly tenant entered Lady Day 1846, RENT £10,

OBSERVATIONS

No outgoings may be sold separately altogether detached from the other estate   

ESTATE High Style Close, No of ACRES 3a 3r 14p

TENANT AND TIME OF ENTRY

Thomas Durham entered Midsummer 1843, RENT £15 

OBSERVATIONS

Part of Tickford Farm (See plan) but always let separately

ESTATE Cottage and Garden about 1a    (See DB39/6) 

TENANT AND TIME OF ENTRY Widow Ratledge, RENT £4 10s 0d      

OBSERVATIONS

The cottage belongs to the tenant having been erected by consent on a ground?

ESTATE Tickford Farm (Tickford Field Farmhouse only Meadow & in the Town, West Meadow on Lane in Tickford Fields, central might be housing NEED TO PHOTOCOPY CANT READ)

No of ACRES 196a 2r 28p

TENANT AND TIME OF ENTRY

William Haynes entered 29th September1836, yearly tenant

RENT £270    

OBSERVATIONS

One Close charged with the annual payment of £5 4s 0d for Slingsby Charity

TOTALS

Tithes arising from lands belonging to the Feoffees of the Town Lands etc £4 0s 6d subject to rates and levies about 12/6d

Total Acreage 283a 0r 6p

Total Yearly Rents £503 10s 6d

Notes at bottom of page:

All Land Tax redeemed, & Tithe Free the only outgoing £5 4s 0d on Tickford Farm  

DB40/5

Schedule of Estates of the late Dr Renny and Robert Murray Fraser Esq.,

ESTATE The Green Farm, No of ACRES    79a 2r 4p,

TENANT & TIME OF ENTRY

Gervase Smith Hives entered Michaelmass 1847 with the understanding that it should be a 3 years take, RENT £200,

OBSERVATIONS

No outgoings, tithe free and Land Tax redeemed, subject to a contract for sale to L& NW Railway, some provision to be made respecting Dr Renny's Tomb. There is a meadow called West Meadow 9 acres this is quite detached from the farm and might be sold with advantage separately. 

ESTATE Dawborne Close, About 2a,

TENANT AND TIME OF ENTRY

John Bunting yearly tenant entered Lady Day 1846, RENT £10,

OBSERVATIONS

No outgoings may be sold separately altogether detached from the other estate   

ESTATE High Style Close, No of ACRES 3a 3r 14p

TENANT AND TIME OF ENTRY

Thomas Durham entered Midsummer 1843, RENT £15 

OBSERVATIONS

Part of Tickford Farm (See plan) but always let separately

ESTATE Cottage and Garden about 1a        

TENANT AND TIME OF ENTRY Widow Ratledge, RENT £4 10s 0d      

OBSERVATIONS

The cottage belongs to the tenant having been erected by consent on a ground?

ESTATE Tickford Farm No of ACRES 196a 2r 28p

TENANT AND TIME OF ENTRY

William Haynes entered 29th September1836, yearly tenant

RENT £270    

OBSERVATIONS

One Close charged with the annual payment of £5 4s 0d for Slingsby Charity

TOTALS

Tithes arising from lands belonging to the Feoffees of the Town Lands etc £4 0s 6d subject to rates and levies about 12/6d

Total Acreage 283a 0r 6p

Total Yearly Rents £503 10s 6d

Notes at bottom of page All Land Tax redeemed, & Tithe free the only outgoing £5 4s 0d on Tickford Farm  

DB40/6    30th November 1834

On Cover "The Original order to be read in the Church of Newport Pagnell on Sunday next 30th November 1834 immediately after divine Service, pursuant to Statute 1 William 4th Chap 36 Sect 3 Signed Edward Joyce"

VICE CHANCELLOR

Thursday the 20th day of November in the 5th year of the reign of His Majestie King William the IV 1834 Between Joseph Barwick... Plaintiff Philip Hoddle Ward... Defendant

For as much as this Court was this present day informed by Mr Parker of Counsel for the Plaintiff that the Plaintiff on the 13th day of November Instant filed his Bill in this Court against the Defendant, as by the Six Clerks certificate now read appears and took out process of Subpoena requiring him to appear to and answer the same. But the defendant hath not yet appeared to the said Bill. That it appears by the Affidavits of William Maxey and Mary his wife, and of Thomas Myddleton Loveland, now produced and read, that upon Inquiry at the Defendants usual place of abode, he is not to be found, so as to be served with such process, and is gone out of the Realm, or doth Abscond to avoid being served therewith. And that the said Defendant has been in England within Two years next before the Issuing of the Subpoena in this Cause. It is thereupon Ordered that the Defendant do appear to the said Bill, on or before the Thirteenth day of December next.

              Signed T M Loveland

                        6 Symonds Inn

                             Plaintiff's Solicitor


DB40/7

PROBATE COPY OF WILL OF THOMAS WILKINSON 1780

DB40/7    28th June 1780     (See also PRO B11/344)

Probate Copy of Will of Thomas Wilkinson, extracted by Robert Jenner Proctor of Doctors Commons

Wilkinson, Thomas, yeoman written 15th February 1779

To Uncle John Saxby £20

To wife Susannah £500 for life so long as she remains a widow

Executors are Robert Chibnall and Richard Patch both lacemen they are to sell estate for benefit of wife

In default of any children of his marriage then he leaves all his Messuages lands etc to Christopher Saxby his kinsman the son of his late Uncle James Saxby. If Christopher predeceases him and his wife then he leaves all to Thomas Wilkinson the son of his kinsman William Wilkinson of Cosgrove, yeoman.

Witnesses:  Daniel Edmunds, Holland Eaglestone and John Walker

Codicil dated 1st March 1779 he doubts whether Christopher will live to inherit so he leaves him £200 to be paid to him within 12 months of his death.

Witnesses:  Thomas and Sarah Jennings.

Another copy folded inside


DB40/8

ARTICLES OF CO-PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN WILLIAM KEEP, JOHN KEEP,

 AND GEORGE LABRUM TRADING AS MERCHANTS AND CORN FACTORS

 AT NP AND GREAT LINFORD 1831

DB40/8    6th July 1831

Articles of Co-partnership between Messrs William Keep, John Keep, and George Labrum for 12 years.

They are trading as Merchants and Corn Factors at NP and Great Linford, value of their stock £5161 4s 6d they are entitled to this in equal shares.


DB40/9

23 ARTICLES OF APPRENTICESHIP 1808-53

DB40/9    1808 to 1855

Articles of Apprenticeship. These are folded within a schedule written on a sheet of blue paper.

15th September1808

Grant Wallinger of Hanslope to Thomas Leach cordwainer

5th March 1817

Samuel Robinson of Olney to William Slayer Griggs of Olney, wheelwright

8th May 1821

Dennis Hammond late of Chicheley now of NP (father is yeoman)

to Benjamin Nicholls, butcher

20th March 1832

William Roberts to Thomas Gamble, tailor

11th August1834

James Andrew Herbert of Woburn to William Miller, cabinet maker

23rd October 1837

William Nichols, of Shenley (father is farmer) to Charlotte Nichols, butcher

7th February1839

Frederick Ross of Astwood, (father is farmer)

to John Neal of Gayhurst, carpenter and joiner

29th January 1841

George Higgins of Hartwell (father is Yeoman)

to Robert Allen of Hanslope, carpenter

21st March 1842

William Agutter son of Charles Agutter, victualler

to Jesse Biggs of Harrold, yeoman

7th October 1843

Robert Camplin the younger son of RC of South Mimms, grocer

to Richard Porter, ironmonger

14th October 1843

Thomas Berrill son of William B of Gawcott, carpenter

to Joseph Salmons, coachmaker

16th February1844

Thomas Goodman by his Aunt Elizabeth Goodman

to George Durham, butcher

2nd July 1845

John William Bull, son of George Bull, victualler

to Abraham Mills, butcher

Receipt on part of an entire letter with NP CDS

October 1845

William Litchfield son of Joseph Tame Litchfield, yeoman

to Edward Gawthorne, boot and shoe maker

9th May 1846

Thomas George Norris by his Uncle Robert Nash of North Crawley, maltster and farmer

to John Hewlatt, carpenter and joiner

5th June 1852

John Charles Revis son of Charles Howkins Revis of North Crawley, farmer to George Stanton, baker.

9th March 1853

Miss Elizabeth Dawkes Daughter of Benjamin Dawkes of Stoke Goldington, farmer

to John Randall Whittingham of No 4 Albany Terrace, Old Brentford, Middx, draper

31st March 1853

Henry Bull son of George bull, victualler

to Joseph Salmons, coachmaker

2nd May 1853

Miss Mary Dawkes Daughter of Benjamin Dawkes of Stoke Goldington, farmer

to John Randall Whittingham of No 4 Albany Terrace, Old Brentford, Middx, draper

18th May 1853

George Cooper son of Thomas Cooper of Shenley, farmer

to John Bunting, butcher

23rd May 1855

John Howe son of Martha Howe of Broughton, farmer

to William Pettit, butcher

21st January 1855

George Clare son of William Close, victualler

to Joseph Salmons Coach and Gig builder.


DB41/1

MESSUAGE IN SILVER ST, 1709

DB41/1        20th June 1709

Feoffment for consideration of £60

1)      Elizabeth Parke of Wotton, Beds, the widow of Matthew Parke of Wootton, butcher, decd.

2)      Robert Hanell, framework knitter

All that messuage or tenement in a certain street called Silver St, adjoining to the messuage now in the tenure of Samuel Cunningham on the E; and the way leading to the Paggs on the W; and fronting the common street on the S.

And also all that ground lying on and adjoining to the backside of the said messuage as the same is now fenced out together with all the fences, mounds etc.

All which said messuages were heretofore purchased by Henry Cunningham decd the late father of the said Elizabeth Parke of Nicholas Potter, and late were in the occupation of Sarah Scott widow, and were theretofore devised in and by the Will of Henry Cunningham decd to his son Samuel Cunningham who with Richard Baker and others sold and conveyed the premises to Matthew Parke and Elizabeth Parke to have and to hold forever.

Witnesses:  William Clondon, Henry Pomfrett and John Pomfrett


DB41/2

REPAYMENT OF MORGAGES ON AND CONVEYANCE OF LANDS

CALLED THE SLANCHES (SLAUNCHES), 1787

DB41/2        15th September 1787

“Assignment of two several terms of 1000 years and 1000 years in Trust for Mr James Pike and Mr Richard Higgins to Attend the Inheritance”

1)      Thomas Abbot Hamilton, lacemerchant, son and sole executor of John Hamilton, lacemerchant decd

2)      Henry Haddon, yeoman ( one of the sons and a devisee in the Will of John Haddon, late of NP, decd

3)      James Pike, butcher

4)      Richard Higgins, Innholder

5)      George Pitt Hurst, gent.

RECITES a mortgage of 18.10.1777 for a term of 1000 years, by which Henry Haddon secured £200 on “All those pieces of land called South Slanch, Middle Slanch and East Slanch, containing 20a theretofore in the several tenures of Thomas Tandy and Richard Patch, since of John Haddon decd, and now of John Wilson

And also all the Tythes etc yearly arising from the lands. All which were devised to Henry Haddon by John Haddon by his Will dated 18.11.1770.”

RECITES further mortgages by which Henry borrowed a further £100 on of 27.12.1777, £150 on 14.1.1779, making a total of £450.

RECITES that Thomas Abbot Hamilton is the Sole executor of John Haddon and that the mortgage has become vested in him.

James Pike has contracted with Henry Haddon for the purchase of the said pieces of land called the Slanches and also the West part of the said piece called Middle Slanch as the same is now staked and set out and shortly intended to be divided therefrom by a quickset hedge.

Richard Higgins has contracted with Henry Haddon for the purchase of all that parcel of land containing 4a 1r 29p being the East part or end of the Middle Slanch as the same is now staked and set out and shortly intended to be divided therefrom by a quickset hedge.

Henry Haddon now repays £458 1s 0d being the principal and interest of the mortgage to Thomas Abbott Hamilton, and George Pitt Hurst becomes Trustee to Attend the Inheritance of the two separate terms of 1000 years.

Witnesses:  George Cooch and Thomas Tyrell.


DB41/3-9

MORTGAGES BY JAMES PRICE COLES OF BREWERY IN TICKFORD STREET WITH 4 HOUSES ADJOINING, A BEERHOUSE, 3 COTTAGES,

 AND 4 CLOSES OF MEADOW IN NEWPORT PAGNELL,

ALSO PUBLIC HOUSES IN BEDFORD, CALVERTON, AND NORTH CRAWLEY,

AND A BEERHOUSE IN OLNEY 1858-1878

(See DB45a)

DB41/3        6th June 1858

Mortgage of £1500

1)      James Price Coles of Turvey, Beds, farmer

2)      George Fisher of Cranfield, Beds, farmer

JPC is seized of the property below which he mortgages to Fisher.

Messuage formerly called the Crown and Castle and now the March of Intellect situated in Marsh End in the occupation of Messrs Coling, Hipwell and Coling.

Also the malting, barn, stackhouses? And other buildings situated in Marsh End in the occupation of Messrs Coling, Hipwell and Coling.

Also several Closes of meadow called Lyon’s Holme, Backside Meadows, Anglesey Holme and St John’s Piece, situated in Newport Pagnell. (See DB228/1)

Also the messuage or public house known by the sign of the Ram in High St, NP in the occupation of Daniel Goodman

Also all that cottage or tenement in Lower Wheal, Calverton which is called the Shoulder of Mutton, together with the pightle or piece of ground (formerly a close of pasture) thereunto adjoining cont 1a and formerly in the occupation of Sanders Johnson, since of John Maiden after of John Bircher, since of James Friends, then of John Stopps, late of William Elliott and now of John Key.

Also 4 messuages in Tickford End now or late in the occupations of George Checkley, Henry West, W B Gough and George Abbott.

Also the messuage and yard thereto adjoining to the aforesaid messuages. Also that Brewery erected in the said yard, which said messuage and Brewery were formerly in the occupation of Robert Nash, since of James Price Coles and now of messrs Coling, Hipwell and Coling.

Also all the Tythes of Corn, Grain and Hay and all manner of other Tythes and tenths whatsoever Great and Small etc arising out of the said messuages and lands

Witness Samuel Newman

DB41/4        19TH November 1863

Mortgage of £1000

1)      James Price Coles of Trinity, Jersey

2)      James Whitworth of Weston Underwood, farmer

JPC mortgages to Whitworth the Premises as in DB41/3 and also,

All that dwelling house with yard and garden enclosed within a wall or fence situated in Olney, and the barn or building situated on the North side of the yard, formerly in the tenure of Thomas Raban, afterwards of William Raban, since of the Revd James Simmons, bounded by the Town Street of Olney on the S and W; which said messuage and buildings are now converted into and used as a Beerhouse and now or late in the occupation of Thomas Harris.

Also a parcel of land containing 5p formerly part of a garden belonging to the messuage or tenement standing in the Church End of North Crawley commonly called The Cock, as the said ground is now fenced or staked out bounded on the E by the other part of the said ground, on the W and S by the yard, garden and premises formerly of Thomas Bacchus decd, and on the N by the street or highway called Church End.

Also the messuage sometime since erected and built by William Pack Coales on the said piece of ground aforementioned and described. All which were formerly in the occupation of William Peck Coales and now of John Vaux.

Also the messuage or tenement or farmhouse now used as a Beershop standing in Priory Street, formerly in the occupation of Sarah Atterbury and now of Charles Rose. Also a parcel of land formerly part of a Close of pasture now garden ground with the said messuage.

Also 3 messuages and the ground and soil whereon they stand and the yard to the same situated in Marsh End now in the occupation of John Barker and William Barker.

Also a piece of ground in All Hallows Lane, in the parish of St Pauls, Bedford, bounded on the N by a messuage now or late of Richard Hart, on the E by All Hallows lane, and on the S by a messuage and land fronting Well Street now in lease to Messrs Johnstone and Redden, and on the W in part by the last mentioned messuage and land and another part by land and buildings now or late belonging to George Bushey.      

Also a messuage or dwelling house erected on the said piece of land now a Beer House called the Royal Oak in the occupation of Richard Hands.

Also the messuage called the Nags Head in Tanner End, Teddington, Beds.

Witness Samuel Newman.

DB41/5        19th November 1866

Transfer of Mortgage by JPC and mortgagee to William Powell and a further charge of £1500. Endorsed with a further charge of £200 on 19.8.1871.

DB41/6        19th February 1873

Transfer of Mortgages of £1500 and £200 

1)      William Powell and Arthur George Powell of NP, gents

2)      William Boyd the younger  of Newcastle on Tyne, civil engineer

DB41/7a       30th November 1876

Transfer of Mortgage of £1500 (See DB41/3)

1)      The Trustees and Executors of George Fisher

2)      William Powell

DB41/7b       15th January 1876

Declaration by Dr J W Nash of the town of Farmville State of Virginia, Count of Prince Edward.

That he was the physician who attended A G Powell in his last illness, that he died on 23.11.1875 and is buried in the cemetery of that town. That he was an Englishman and died of Apoplexy.

This Oath taken before J F N Walters, Judge of County Court, Prince Edward, Virginia.

DB41/8a       31st October 1877

Reconveyance of mortgaged premises by William Powell to James Price Coles. JPC repays £1500 to William.

Witness Charles William Powell, Solicitor.

DB41/8b   folded inside above

Copy of the death certificate of John Henry Coles, druggist, died of consumption, 11.4.1841 age 24. Death Registered by Dr Robert Collison 13.4.1841.

DB41/8c       30th January 1877

Declaration by JPC of Devon Villas, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent, gent that subject to existing mortgages he has the following property (list of) and that on the security of it he borrows £1000 from Bassett son and Harris, Bankers and Co-partners, Newport Pagnell.

Witness George Brown, Bankers Clerk, 54, Lombard St, London.

DB41/9        9th January 1878

Reconveyance of mortgaged premises (See DB41/6) by William Boyd to JPC who repays £1700 to.

Witnesses:  John Atkinson solicitor, Newcastle on Tyne.


DB42

DEEDS AND PAPERS RELATING TO SALE OF LAND

BY THE MISSES NEWBY LADIES OF THE MANOR

TO THE NEWPORT PAGNELL RAILWAY COMPANY

Not transcribed


DB43/1

MESSUAGE IN AMBROSEDEN, OXON, 1681

DB43/1             6TH February 1681

Mortgage of a house and lands at Arncott, Oxfordshire for £100

1)      Henry Carter of Arnerose in the parish of Ambroseden, Oxon, yeoman

2)      Thomas Ruffe of Mixbury, Oxon, clerk


DB43/2-4

AN ESTATE IN TICKFORD, NEWPORT PAGNELL,

FORMERLY PIERSON THEN EYLES, 1772

DB43/2             3rd September 1772

Copy of a RL

1)      Revd Thomas Goodwin of Loughton, clerk and Edward Bloxham of Stony Stratford, gent

2)      Richard Patch, laceman and Thomas Smyth of Bedford, woolstapler

Recites L and RL 14th and 15th July 1768 (See DB161/1-2)

By which Charles Albert Eyles of Towcester, gent and Martha his wife (both since decd) convey to Revd George Albert Eyles of Bradwell, clerk, Thomas Goodwin and Edward Bloxham all their Right and interest in all those several messuages, closes and lands in Tickford.

Recites that the premises have now descended to John Eyles (the brother of Charles Albert) who has since sold them to Richard Patch who requests Goodwin and Bloxham to convey them to him, which they do for 1/0d apiece.

Property is All those premises in Tickford formerly the property of Eyles, and formerly the Pierson estate, (See DB161/1-2, DB250/1 and DB235/1&3)

DB43/3&4           20th and 21st March 1772

(Same as DB214/1&2)


DB43/5&6

DEEDS TO MARTIN’S CLOSE IN PETSOE END EMBERTON, 1783-94

DB43/5             4th June 1783

Mortgage of a Close in Emberton for £40

1)      William Higgins, butcher of Emberton

2)      Richard Patch, maltster

Close called Corn Close or Martin’s Close in Petsoe End,

(This is the site of St Martin’s Church, DM)

Witness Mary Holness and William Higgins jnr.

Endorsed with receipt for repayments to Richard Patch then from 1788 on to Ann Patch widow and from 1793 to George Cooch one of her executors.

DB43/6             25th January 1794

Assignment of mortgage of Mr William Higgins £40

1)      Mr John Hollingworth, gent and George Cooch the executors of Ann Patch

2)      William Higgins

3)      Mrs Mary Pacey

Witnesses:  Robert Pearson and John Hart clerk to Mr Cooch.


DB43/7

A CLOSE IN GRETTON, NORTHANTS, 1797

DB43/7             1st March 1797

1)      William Boon of Gretton, Northants, gent

2)      Revd Robert Boon of St John’s College, Cambridge, clerk and William Boon of Gretton, maltster.

Close in Gretton called Long Close containing 3a


DB43/8-16

DEVISEES OF BARNARD LEVI, DECEASED,

SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE (MARSHALL’S FARM)

IN NEWPORT PAGNELL,

INCLUDES DETAILS OF WILLIAM CRIPPS DEBTS

1797-1854

DB43/8&9           17th and 18th December 1811

Conveyance by L and RL for £4200

1)      Charles Smith the elder and Charles Smith the ygr of Northampton, lacemaker devisees in the Will of Barnard Levi, decd

2)   William Levi of Moulsoe and William Tyler Smith and Frances his wife, Menzies Duncan of Bath, Esq., and Elizabeth his wife (the other Daughter now remarried)

3)   Rebecca Levi, widow

4)   George Rubbra of Northampton, scrivener.

Barnard's widow did not wish to rent the estate, it has been valued at £4200 and offered to Barnard’s three children. William Levi has offered to purchase and his sisters have agreed. 

Property now described as "all that Toft whereon Marshall's Farmhouse formerly stood, and the Toft whereon lately stood the Malthouse in the occupation of Barnard Levi who had pulled down and demolished the same, which two Tofts were laid together and made into a Rickyard and were now occupied by WILLIAM Levi. Also the other Closes".

(Above is recited in an Abstract of Title See DB26/6)

DB43/10            18th November 1812

1)      William Tyler Smyth of Northampton, gent

2)      William Levi of Moulsoe

3)      Joshua Oldfield

Deed of Covenant and Declaration of Trusts

Witnesses:  Christopher Smyth and John E.P.Chambers

(Same as DB26/5)

DB43/12a&13        19th and 20th January 1802

1)      Elizabeth Cripps widow of William Cripps

2)      William Cripps, schoolmaster, the eldest surviving brother and heir at law of John Cripps, yeoman deceased, who was the eldest son and heir of William Cripps decd by Elizabeth his wife.

3)      Robert Whitworth of Cold Brayfield, yeoman

4)      Robert Collison, surgeon and apothecary

5)      John Hollingworth, gent, Elizabeth Chubb of Northampton, widow and exec of John Chubb late of Sherington, gent decd, and John Harrison of St Albans Herts, Esq., and William Stevens of Ellesthorpe, Bucks, grazier the execs of the Will of John Stevens late of Stantonbury, yeoman

6)      Joseph Cripps, draper, John William of Willen, grazier

7)      Robert Collison and Edward Jefferson, leather dresser

8)      Joseph Bernard of Bedford, coal merchant

9)      The said Joseph Cripps and Susanna his wife

10)    Joseph Arrowsmith, gent

11)    Barnard Levi, coachmaster of Northampton

12)    George Cooch, gent

13)    John Cooch of Harleston, Northampton, yeoman 

Recites all deeds as in DB26/5.

(See DB26/4)

Folded inside DB12/a are DB12/b-12/I

DB43/12/b     11TH September 1775

Bond for £400

William Cripps of NP brewer bound to John Chubb of Sherington, gent. Witnesses:  Eliz Rogers and John Rogers

Endorsed “ Rec'd interest to 17.3.1777.

DB43/12/c     14th December 1776

Bond for £500

William Cripps of NP brewer bound to John Warner of Lathbury  Witness William King.

Endorsed “Sept 8th 1780 Settled With Mr Cripps for this bond to ly Till his Mothers Death”

DB43/12/d     10th October 1778

Bond for £400

William Cripps of NP brewer bound to John Chubb of Sherington, gent. Witness Richard Patch and Hugh Griffith

DB43/12/e     8th September 1780

IN CHANCERY. An Oath by William Cripps of NP that "All that toft whereon formerly stood a Messuage or Farmhouse called Marshall’s  Farm, Also the Malthouse to the said toft or piece of ground adjoining, Also 2 Closes containing by estimation 2.5a adjoining near to the croft and to the same belonging, Also several other pieces of land, ley, meadow, and pasture containing 128a in NP in the occupation of George Osborn, Richard Patch and Joseph Redden, Granted and Conveyed by William Cripps the Deponent to Robert Collison of NP surgeon and Apothecary and George Rose of Sherington, shopkeeper as Trustees for the purposes mentioned in the Lease of the previous day and the Release of the same day (8.9.1780) between 1) William Cripps, 2)John Warner, John Chubb and John Stevens, 3)Robert Collison and George Rose (See DB26/6) are from all manner of for transactions by William Cripps the deponent or by John Cripps deceased the brother of William Cripps deceased the father of the deponent or any other persons (Except the Estate for life of Elizabeth his mother)

Sworn and signed by William Cripps at Sherington on 8.9.1780 before George Pitt Hurst a Master Extra of the said Court. 

DB43/12/f     17th January 1782

“(y)”

This paper writing was shewn to Joseph Arrowsmith, Robert Collison and Joseph Barnard at the times of their examination taken in Chancery on the part of William Cripps and other Complainants against Robert Ince and other defendants”

Signed John Morgan

Promised by the Trustees of the Estate and Effects of William Cripps late of NP, brewer to pay messrs Barnard and Mott on their order the sum of £40 plus lawful interest for the same whenever the other his mortgagees and Bond Creditors are paid their several and respective debts 17th January 1782.

Db43/12/g

This is in an old notebook of Robert Collison, in which he records treatment of his patients. Consists of names and treatment generally either inoculations, physics, purges, salts etc seem to be for the month of December. (Useful for names etc)

“(x)”         “William Cripps Account”

This paper writing was shewn to Joseph Arrowsmith, Robert Collison and Joseph Barnard at the times of their examination taken in Chancery on the part of William Cripps and other Complainants against Robert Jee and other defendants”

Signed John Morgan

1782 Paid Mr Odell a years interest at £300 on Wm Cripps Acct. Details of payments up to 1785. Total £82.10.0 “half of this Mrs Rogers” £41.5.0.

Db43/12/h and 12/ha     16th May 1781

“C&D” “Messrs Rogers Snr and Jnr to Mr John Odell. Bond for £300

This paper writing was shewn to George Pitt Hurst at the time of his examination taken in Chancery on the part of William Cripps and other Complainants against Robert Jee and other defendants” John Morgan

Bond for £600 Thomas Rogers the elder, yeoman and Thomas Rogers junior of NP, surgeon and apothecary bound to John Odell of Holcutt, Beds, yeoman, dated 16.5.1781.  Signed by both Rogers, Witness George Pitt Hurst.

“Guildhall London 23rd December 1785

Exhibition to an order to Commission against Joseph and Thomas Rogers as a Separate Debt due from the said Thomas Rogers. Signed W Bumpsted, J Burrough and R Hargrave.

DB43/12/ha

Folded inside above a slip of paper with

“This paper writing was shewn George Pitt Hurst at the time of his examination taken in Chancery on the part of William Cripps and other Complainants against Robert Jee and other defendants John Morgan” and “15th June 1792 Recd of Mr Thomas Rogers £15 being for a years interest due at 16.5.1782, signed John Odell”

DB43/12/i     30th January 1792

“Agreement to Service Assignment, Odell and Mrs Rogers”

Memo of above date £346 5 0 paid to John Odell by Elizabeth Rogers of NP widow. We the undersigned agree to assign to her All the Right and Title we have in a certain sum of £340 sometime since assigned by Elizabeth Rogers in Trust for Susanna wife of Joseph Cripps which sum is secured on an estate in NP the property of William Cripps of the same place, schoolmaster.

Signed John Odell, and Joseph Cripps, witness Joseph Arrowsmith.

DB43/12/j     30th March 1798

Agreement between Joseph Arrowsmith plaintiff and William Cripps defendant and the undersigned as Agent for above defendant that to prevent further litigation between the two said parties Cripps to give Arrowsmith a security for the following sums viz Total £616 16s 9d.

Signed Thomas Rogers Joseph Arrowsmith and John Cripps. 

DB43/14            19th January 1802

Attested Copy of DB43/12a

DB43/15            5th January 1864

1)      Mrs Dorothy Levi, widow

2)      William Levi of NP, Esq., and Frances Levi, spinster (the only two children of Mrs Dorothy Levi)

Appointment of the Reversionary Interest in the Trust Funds subject to the Trusts of the Settlement made previous to the marriage of William Levi, esq and Miss Dorothy Oldfield.

Recites the above Settlement of 3/7/1807

1)      William Levi of Moulsoe

2)      Dorothy Oldfield, spinster

3)      Joshua Oldfield of York, gent and Joseph Bilton of York, esq. as Trustees

The Trustees to stand possessed of £1600 of 4% Consolidated Bank Annuities, and £1240 at 3%, later increased to £1300 and £1300 Sterling. Etc

Now Dorothy directs and appoints that the sums of £2245 5s 0d and £1300 due or owing to Joshua Oldfield as Trustee all goes to William and Frances as Tenants in Common 

Signed by Dorothy, Witnesses:  Henry Lucas, solicitor and J.R.Carr his clerk

DB43/16            18th November 1828

1)      The Revd William Smyth of Great Linford, clerk

2)      Henry Locock late of Northampton, now of Clifton, Bristol, doctor in medicine

3)      William Tyler Smyth of Northampton, gent

4)      Jane Elizabeth Cantley of Moulsoe, spinster

Recites the mortgage of the Levi estate on 7.3.1812 (See DB26/5)

Between

1)      William Levi of Moulsoe, gent,

2)      William Tyler Smyth and Frances his wife, (She was Frances Levi)

3)      William Smyth and Henry Locock

4)      William Tyler Smyth

Being £2075 @5% from 3 above and £1925 @5% from 4 above

Recites subsequent mortgage history.

Above mortgage now Assigned to Jane Elizabeth Cantley


DB43/11, 17 and 18

DEEDS TO TWO HOUSES IN EMBERTON, HOUSE AND

TWO NEWLY ERECTED COTTAGES IN LAVENDON,

AND A HOUSE AT LOUGHTON, 1819-24

DB43/11            1819

Mortgage of £40

1)      Christopher Couch of Olney, victualler

2)      Robert Britain of Bozeat, yeoman

Two tenements in Emberton, with list of occupants

DB43/17            20th December 1820

Assignment of Leasehold premises at Lavendon for £100

1)      William Brooks formerly of Cold Brayfield now of Lavendon, blacksmith

2)      Martha White of Olney, single woman

Messuage in Lavendon and 2 newly erected cottages adjoining built by William Brooks.

Witness James Arrowsmith.

DB43/18            3rd April 1824

Property as above Mortgage of £200

1)      George Bird of Loughton, baker

2)      Daniel Goodman, victualler

Witnesses:  George Cooch and Joseph Goodwin

Endorsed with receipt for repayment on 31.1.1844


DB43/19

RELEASE IN 1826 OF LEGACY UNDER THE WILL OF

PHILIP WARD OF GREAT LINFORD, 1780.

DB43/19a & 19/b         16th February 1826

Two copies of a RL by the Legatees under the Will of Philip Ward decd to Mrs Sarah Ward and Philip Hoddle Ward

1)      John Battams of Hardmead, yeoman, John Bebington, of Chester, soapboiler and Phoebe his wife, Sarah Battams, spinster, William Battams of Ridgemont farmer, and George Battams late of Hardmead now resident in Camden, North Carolina, USA all which are the 5 surviving children of Mary Battams late wife and widow if William Battams heretofore of Hardmead, grazier, the legatees of Philip Ward, deceased

2)      Sarah Ward of Great Linford widow and sole exec of John Ward of Great Linford, grazier, decd (who was the sole exec and residuary legatee in the Will of Philip Ward heretofore of Great Linford, grazier decd), and Philip Hoddle Ward son of John Ward decd by Sarah his wife.

3)      Robert Collison, surgeon and George Lucas, gent

Recites Philip Ward’s Will of 20.10.1780 by which he left all his personal estate to his son John to sell and raise £1000 and to place the same out on interest in the name of his son John Ward and the testators friend Joseph Manning as Trustees and to pay the interest plus £20 pa to his daughter Mary Battams for life and after her decease to her children.

Endorsed with receipt for £2685 paid by Robert Collison and George Lucas to John Battams, John Bebington, Sarah Battams, William Battams, and George Battams and John Battams.


DB44/1-56

DEEDS TO LANDS OF PERROTT FAMILY

MAINLY IN TICKFORD BUT SOME IN NEWPORT PAGNELL

INCLUDES TERRIERS OF LANDS,

 ABSTRACTS OF TITLE OF SUBSEQUENT OWNERS, 1603-1840

ALSO AN ARTICLE BY W.B.BULL ON PERROTT FAMILY, 1917

DB44/1    2nd November 1603 1st James I

Feoffment

1)      Anthony Smyth of Newton Blossomville, yeoman

2)   Robert Newman the younger of Tickford, glover

Anthony Smyth for a certain sum of lawfull money conveys to Newman “all that Burgage with a tenement thereto adjoining with appurtenances in the Burrough of NP in the street there called North End, between the Burgage or tenement of Mathius Chrystie on the N; the tenement of the heires of Richard Coxe (Coye/) now in the tenure of John Smallwood on the S.

Which said Burgage now conveyed was formerly in the tenure of George Rumboll? And now of Arthur Humfrey.

All deeds and writings concerning the Burgage are given by Smyth to Newman  

Witnesses:  Edward Allen, . . . Gilbas and . . . .Taylor

DB44/2    15th March 1634

“No 1 B”

“Assignment of Leases under the Crown of Sheep Close and Emmes Nicholls in Tickford Field in the parish of Newport Pagnell”

“NB There is a Terrier Annext”

1)      John Parker of Olney, Esq.

2)      Richard Perrott, maltster

Recites Grant of 6th July 1582 25 QEI by which Queen Elizabeth did Grant and to Farme Lett to Edmund Power? Then Captain (amongst other things)

All that Close of pasture in Tickford called Sheepcote Close, the Kings Highway leading to Broughton on the one side and the Close now or late of Marie Kirtland on the other, and butting on the pightle of  . . . Withers, vicar of Willen and other backsides on the N.

Also half a yardland of meadow and pasture, leas, eades (heads) and baulks in the parish of NP commonly called Emmes Nicholls with all and singular the Commons etc thereto belonging.

Which said Close, half yardland and premises are now in the tenure of Richard Perrott and the said half yardland is particularly set down in a Schedule to these presents annexed. Excepting all great trees, woods, underwoods, mines and quarries etc for 31 years to begin immediately from and after the end expiration or surrender of the term of 21 years before granted to Christopher Thorpe?  By Queen Elizabeth by Letters Patent of 8th April 23Elizabeth 1580.

Recites the following Leases

1610 Queen Anne the wife of James I according to Power gained by an Act of Parliament did by an Indenture of 20th June 8 James I lease the said premises to William Oudewaie? for 21 years at 10 shillings pa. The estate of William Oudewaie descended to his son John of Little Gaddesden, Herts and he sold it to John Parker for the several terms aforesaid with all rights, titles etc.

Edmund Connie, Thomas Barnes and Arthur Humfrey by their Indenture of 20th April 4 Charles I 1628 did Lett and to Farme Let to John Parker the Close and half yardland to have and to hold from 2nd November 1655 for 3 score and 6 years and half of one year.

Witnesseth that John Parker for £160 paid to him by Richard Perrott hath granted, bargained, sold aliened, assigned and set over. To have and to hold for the rest and residue of the several terms and term yet to come unexpired.

It is agreed between the parties that when the Fee Farme of the premises shall be granted from Lord Mountnorris to John Parker the said Richard Perrott shall at his costs etc have the same paying for it yearly £20 to John Parker

TERRIER OF LANDS IN BROOKEFIELD, MIDDLE FIELD, AND MILL FIELD

BROOK FIELD

1 land being a sideland on Dexter Furlong

1 land on Bidwell Furlong

1 land on Dexter Furlong

1 land on Brooke Furlong

1 land on Coleman Hill Furlong

1 land on Anglethorne Furlong

1 land on Claydon Hill Furlong

1 land on Cutter Furlong

1 land on Midfurlonge Furlong

1 land on Broadyates Furlong

MIDDLE FIELD

1 land on Redland Furlong

1 land on Longe Closse Furlong

1 land on Stockstones Furlong

1 land on Lye Furlong

1 land on Chaser Hill Furlong

1 land on Firhill Slade

1 land on the Downes

MILL FIELD

1 land on Pinfolde Furlong

1 land on Cannons Furlong

1 land on Perry Furlong

1 land on Beanslade Furlong

1 land on Shorthollowes Furlong

1 Side land on a furlong on the East side of Dam Furlong

1 land on Seven Acres Furlong

1 land on Meareditch Furlong

1 Butt on Pitts Furlong

1 land on Buffing Furlong

1 land on Middle Furlong

GRASSE GROUNDE

1 lea on Pinnocks

1 leas on Shortmead Furlong

A parcel of Meadow called Meade Ditch

1 Lea of Longemeade

Two Thirds of Midsummer Grasse

Half acre of Grasseground

MEADOW IN THE WEEKS MEADOW

7 Swathes between John Kirtland and William Crawley

1 other Swathe together with John Cowper between William Sibthorpe and Dr Atkins

IN SOWE MEADOW

5 Swathes between John Kirtland and William Crawley

IN DAM MEADOW

6 Swathes lying severally between John Kirtland and William Crawley

Item the other 2 lie between John Kirtland and William Barton.

Witnesses:  Geoffrey Potter, William Ashbie, William Fossett and George Mason.

Endorsement 5th June 23 Chas I (1647)

“Memo that Richard Perrott hath had a Grant of the Fee Farme from Lord Mountnorris and he has paid the Lord of the Manor £20 and John Parker says he is satisfied as if he had paid it”

DB44/3    No date

Bond George Annesley of Banbury is bound to Richard Perrott of NP, yeoman for £80. Refers to a pair of Indentures of same date as this bond.

Signed by Annesley in presence of Richard Radwens?, W Cooke, William Mallins and Marke Slingsby.

DB44/4    Michaelmass Term 24 Chas I 1649

Fine between Perrott plaintiff and Annesley defendants re lands at Tickford

DB44/5    1st June 1673

“No 5” “h”

Marriage Settlement

1)      Richard Perrott and John Ruffhead alias Roughead of Great Linford, yeoman the son and heir of John Ruffhead late of Tickford yeoman deceased.

2)      John Pitkin of Kempston gent and Thomas Money of Kempston

3)      Sarah Pitkin the daughter of John.

Settlement by RL in anticipation of the Marriage between Richard Perrott and Sarah Pitkin.

£400 to be paid by John Pitkin to Richard Perrott

Acknowledges the Love that Richard has for Sarah and that to the intent that she is provided for he gives the Messuage, lands and tenements below to her father and Thomas Money as trustees.

All that Messuage in Tickford in the parish of NP formerly in the tenure of William Hall and now of Richard Perrott

Also the Priory Close

Also 56a of land late of William Hall now of Richard Perrott

All of which was purchased by Richard Perratt the grandfather of Richard from Francis Kirtland of High Holbourne, Middx and Martha his wife by a Fine levied to the Use of dated 4th October 10 Chas I (1634)

Also a half yardland which was purchased by Richard Perrott decd of the Right Hon Lord Mountnorris and Arthur Annesley now Earle of Anglesey the son and heir of Lord Mountnorris in the name of John Perratt of NP aforesaid long since deceased and Josias Roughead since likewise deceased father of John Roughead in Trust for Richard Perrott deceased and has been by deed of the 30th March 17 Chas I (1641) and by Attornment of Thomas Barnes and Arthur Humphrey then tenants in possession by Lease of the premises, Includes all houses trees etc to the above half yardland belonging.    

Witnesses:  Jo Gibbs, Robert Perrott and Marke Slingsby

DB44/6    1781

An Entire Letter dated 4th April 1781 to Mr Patch, Newport Pagnell, Bucks from M Parke, solicitor Melton Mowbray, bearing a straight line MELTON postmark (this postmark is rare DM)

Letter contains a “Terrier of Mr Holt’s lands in Tickford Fields”

DB44/7    10th April 1701

(mentions lease of previous day now missing)

“No12 n”

Endorsed within folds “The Conveyance of Mr Money’s trust for my mothers jointure”

1)      Thomas Money the elder

2)      Richard Perrott gent

3)      Robert Perrott gent the son and heir of above

Recites the Marriage Settlement of the 1st June 1673 and Witnesses:  that Thomas Money the surviving trustee at the desire of Richard Perrott has granted, bargained and sold to Robert Perrott the property listed in the Marriage Settlement (DB44/5)

Witnesses:  to Richard Perrott’s signature Richard Smith and John Pomfrett and to Thomas Money’s signature Thomas Mynr and Charles Minnoff

DB44/8    23rd March 1674

“Mr Perrott his settlement of his house at NP on his Marriage

1)    Robert Perrott of Leighton Buzzard, draper

2)    Robert Turney of Southcott in the parish of Linslade, yeoman and Thomas Turney of Hollingdon in the parish of Soulbury, gent

3)    Mary Turney the daughter of Robert

Settlement in anticipation of the Marriage between Robert Perrott and Mary Turney.

£200 to be paid by Robert Turney to Robert Perrott

Acknowledges the Love that Robert has for Mary and that to the intent that she is provided for he gives to her father and Thomas Turney as trustees.

All that Messuage and pightle thereto adjoining with appurtenances in the Marsh End of NP between the house and ground of George Chapman towards the W; and the street lane and common there towards the NE and S; parts thereof, now or late in the tenure of John Ffarey   

DB44/9    10th November 1682

Endorsements “No6 G”, “Mr Dobberts Deeds”  “Folly Close subject to Rent Charge of £5 4s 0d”

Lease for 6 months

1)    Job Haslington of NP yeoman, Thomas Potter gent grandson and heir of Anthony Potter late of NP, maltster deceased and Richard Perrott grandson and heir of Richard Perrott late of NP maltster deceased

2)    Richard Edmunds of the same town Surgeon and Elizabeth his wife.

Close of pasture called Peartree Close containing 2a in Tickford in the occupation of Edward Franklin @ 3s 2d pa

Also Pye Close in Tickford in the occupation of Edward Franklin @ 3s 2d pa

Which were formerly part of 1 whole yardland late of Richard Cowley.

All which 2 closes are now the orchards and the yards belonging to the Messuage or Farmhouse erected and built in or upon part of the said 2 closes, together with all the usual appurtenances etc.

All which were late the possessions of Marke Slingsby gent. Deceased, and are subject to a Rent of £5 4s 0d pa payable out of the premises to the intents and purposes as in the Will of Marke Slingsby.

To have and to hold to Richard and Elizabeth Edmunds for life then to their heires.

Signed Job Haslington and Richard Perrott, Witnesses:  Henry Gladman, John Waller, Henry Hartley and John Pomfrett.

DB44/10 &11   19th and 20th June 1691

Conveyance by L and RL For £80

1)      Thomas Osbourne of Olney, yeoman and Judith his wife, one of the daughters of Richard Perrott late of Tickford End, maltster deceased and Thomas Osbourne junior of Olney the son and heir of Thomas and Judith

2)      Richard Perrott, gent

Property conveyed is High Style Close, the King’s Highway there commonly called London Road on the W; and Clay Lane on the N; and a Close of pasture in the tenure of Richard Perrott formerly purchased by him of George Annesley of Banbury on the E.    

Witnesses:  William Hall, Thomas Lancashire, and John Pomfrett

DB44/12   20th June 1691

Bond by the Osbournes to Perrott to perform Covenants etc as in above conveyance

DB44/13   20th June 1691

Conveyance For £145

3)      Thomas Osbourne of Olney, yeoman and Judith his wife, one of the daughters of Richard Perrott late of Tickford End, maltster deceased and Thomas Osbourne junior of Olney the son and heir of Thomas and Judith

4)      Richard Purrott, yeoman

Lands in Tickford Field reputed to be one half yardland, contains 27a 1rood now in the occupation of Richard Purratt (sic).

Schedule of Lands attached to deed is very extensive giving details of lands etc.

(Not the same lands as in DB44/2 above).

Witnesses:  William Hall, Thomas Lancashire, and John Pomfrett

DB44/14   22nd June 1691

Bond Richard Purratt is bound to Richard Perrott to perform conditions as in a pair of Indentures of Mortgage of the same date as this Bond.

Witnesses:  John Pomfrett and John Vaux

(These indentures of mortgage are not in DB44)

But Mortgage of 22nd June is in DB44/48 (an Abstract of Title) and by it Rd Perrott borrowed £80 from Richard Perrott for 1000yrs

(Messuage and Land in Caldecote Street, South west side)

DB44/15&16         2nd and 3rd December 1692

Endorsement on L “No3 L” and on RL “No4”

Conveyance by L and RL for £145

1)      Richard Hull citizen and Merchant Taylor of London the eldest son of Richard Hull of NP gent deceased, which said Richard was the eldest brother of George Hull late of NP yeoman deceased.

2)      Richard Perrott, yeoman the son of Richard Perrott, maltster late of NP deceased, Jonathon Lawton of Olney, lacebuyer and Elizabeth his wife the daughter of Mary Purratt, John Newman of Olney, maltster the son of Martha Newman another of the daughters of Richard Perrott, John Gale of Olney maltster and Mary his wife the daughter of Martha Newman deceased, Thomas Osborne junior of Olney, yeoman, George Carey of Olney, yeoman and Mary his wife (late Mary Osborne), William Linney of Olney, yeoman and Martha his wife (Late Martha Osborne), Elizabeth Osborne, Judith Osborne, Susan Osborne and Dorothy Osborne of Olney spinsters which are the sons and daughters of Judith the now wife of Thomas Osborne senior of Olney, yeoman another of the daughters of Richard Perrott deceased

3)      Richard Perrott, gent

Recites that Thomas Potter yeoman by deed of the 14th November 1646 did grant bargain and sell to George Hull deceased by appointment of Richard Perrott deceased;

All the ground of a messuage and a cottage and certain barns and other buildings of Thomas Potter lying in Marsh End, with all the yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, freebordes, waies, mounds, fences, commons, profits, and commodities whatsoever to the said messuage etc belonging.

Also 1 Close of pasture lying near to the said messuage, cottage and homestall containing 1a with appurtenances.

Also 1 half yardland of arable, ley, meadow and sweard ground with appurtenances dispersedly lying and being within the fields and meadows belonging to the Marsh End of NP containing 15and a half acres to the said messuage and cottage belonging and used therewith.   

Except and Always Reserved out of the Grant, All such things as are in and by a certain deed made of the same premises by Francis Lord Mountnorris and Arthur Annesley then Esq his son unto Nicholas Potter and his heirs in Trust for Anne Potter her heirs and assigns. (Anne Potter Will 1648)

To Have and to Hold to George Hull forever never the less to and for the only proper use and behoof of the said Richard Perrott his heirs and assigns forever.

Recites that the said Richard Perrott by his Will of 11th July 1648 bequeathed to his youngest daughter Ellen Perrott; All that parcel of land which Thomas and William Freelove did then rent of him, whereon Jeffery Potter once dwelt and Thomas Potter dwelt where they had a dwelling house, barns, stables, orchards, gardens, and pightles on their backside with all and singular their appurtenances.

And all lands, pastures, commons, thereto belonging and lying for a half yardland in the Portfield and Marsh End which land he purchased of Thomas Potter, husbandman. To have and to hold the said premises forever.

But if his daughter Ellen dies and leaves no issue then his Will is that the aforesaid lands etc be given to his grandchildren lawfully begotten of his daughters Elizabeth Hull, Mary Purratt, Martha Newman, and Judith Perrott forever.

Further recites that Ellen Perrott is long since dead without issue, and all the children of Elizabeth Hull are dead and have left no issue now living. So now the inheritance of the said lands, meadows, pasture, and last mentioned premises, by the said recited Will devised to Ellen Perrott and failing her issue to her said four sisters children and their heirs aforesaid and are now descended and come to Richard Purrott, Elizabeth the wife of Jonathon Lawton, John Newman, Mary the wife of John Gale, Thomas Osborne junior, Mary the wife of George Carey, Martha the wife of William Linney, Elizabeth Osborne, Judith Osborne, Susan Osborne and Dorothy Osborne the children of the said Mary Purratt, Martha Newman and Judith Perrott aforesaid.

And also recites that since George Hull the Trustee appointed by Richard Perrott is long since dead leaving no issue now living the estate in Law to the premises is come into and vested in the said Richard Hull party to these presents.

Receipt for £145 paid to Richard Purratt, Jonathan Lawton etc by Richard Perrott. The Indenture is signed by all parties.

DB44/17   1st September 1696

“N08 J” “abstrd

(This deed has been included in a later Abstract of Title)

Conveyance by RL for £20

1)      Thomas Pomfrett, gent

2)      Richard Perrott, gent

All those several pieces and parcels of arable lying within the Common Fields of Tickford, containing 16a 3roods of arable, 1a ley, and 2 plots or pieces of meadow as set forth in the Schedule attached to this indenture.

Richard Perrott to have and to hold forever

THE SCHEDULE

IN MILL FIELD

2 roods on Meare Ditch

2 roods on Upper Pitts

1 land and 1 rood on the Under Pitts

1 single land on Long Hollowes

Another single land on Long Hollowes

1 land on Willen Water

The Outside acre on Redlands, Mr Perrott on the S; and the Highway on the E.

IN MIDDLE FIELD

1 single land on Low Close

1 acre on Longcroft

1 further single land on Hay Furlong

The next single land on Hay Furlong

1 rood on Parkside

The east single land on Haverhill

The West single land on Langland

The North single land on Redland

1a on Poplar furlong

Half an acre on Poplar Furlong

1 single land on the Downs

IN BROOKE FIELD

1 single land on Ravens Hill

The East single land on Little Brooke Furlong

1 rood on Gravelly Furlong

1 land on Great Brooke Furlong

1 land on Gutter Furlong alias Wrenn? Furlong

1 single land on Broadgates

The East single land on Langland, the Towne lands on the E.

The Middle land on Anglethorne

The Middle acre on Cleydon Hill

The North acre on Woodfurlonge

MEADOW

1 plot of meadow lying in the Midsummer Meadow or Ley ground adjoining to the Porridge Pott Meadow

1 equal third part of 1a of meadow in the Dam Meadow

1 ley lying at the Yards End on the Backside1 ley on Pinnocks furlong, the Hospital ground on the E.

Witnesses:  Thomas Pearson and J. Vaux

DB44/18 and 19 1st and 2nd December 1698

“No6 G” On the L “The lease of a Close called Pye Close, and a Close called the Pear Tree Close” “Now called the Folly Close”

Conveyance by L and RL for £15

1)      Elizabeth Colebrook of London, widow and heir of Richard Edmonds late of Np Chirurgeon

2)      Richard Perrott, gent

The Close called Peartree Close containing 2a in Tickford late of Elizabeth Colebrook being of an apportioned rent of 3/2d, and the close called Pye Close also of an apportioned rent of 3/2d

Formerly part of 1 whole yardland heretofore of Richard Cowley

All which two Closes now lye together and upon part of the same a messuage or farmhouse lately stood formerly erected and there built by Marke Slingsby, late of NP.

Also the barne or building with appurtenances now remaining standing on part of the Closes.

All which were formerly the possession of Mark Slingsby, gent deceased.

To have and to hold subject to the rent of £5 4s 0d payable forever out of the same premises granted to and for such uses and purposes as in and by the Will of Marke Slingsby.

Witnesses:  Stephen Harrison, Richard Dent, and John Pomfrett

DB44/20   22nd April 1701

“No13 O” “Old Marr Settlement”

(See DB19 and DB 212/9 which are later conveyances of property contained in this Marriage Settlement, which contain Abstracts of Title which including this deed).   

“Mr Robert Perrott’s Marriage Settlement on Mrs Chowne”

1)      Richard Perrott of NP gent, Robert Perrott of the same town gent the son and heir of Richard.

2)      John Pitkin of Kempston, gent and Charles Fletcher of Clophill, Clerke

3)      Elizabeth Chowne one of the daughters of John Chowne, woollen draper.

In anticipation of the marriage proposed between Robert Perrott and Elizabeth Chowne and in consideration of £800 given by John Chowne as Elizabeth’s marriage portion, Richard and Robert give:

A messuage or tenement in Tickford formerly of William Hall

And now of Richard Perrott

Priory Close

1 Yardland and 1 half Yardland of land, meadow and pasture in the Fields of Tickford containing 56a, late in the tenure of William Hall now of Richard Perrott. Which premises and land were purchased by Richard Perrott the grandfather of Richard Perrott of Francis Kirtland and Elizabeth his wife, and William Hall and Martha his wife by a Fine levied in the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster and by Indenture of Lease of the 4th October 1634

Also that half Yardland called and known as Emmes Nicholls containing 27a purchased by Richard Perrott of Lord Mountnorris on the 15th March 1634

Also the messuage or tenement now divided into 2 tenements in Tickford End in the several tenures of John Knight and Alice Rigsby, the house and ground of Richard Perrott on the N; and the house and ground of Thomas Pearson on the S.

Also the messuage in Tickford being the corner house of the Priory End there and called and known by the name of White Horse and now in the occupation of Elizabeth Conny, The house and ground of Michael Barker on the N; and the houses and ground belonging to the Vicarage of NP on the E; and of the Common street on the S and W.  

All which said messuages were purchased by Robert Perrott of the executors of the Will of Elizabeth Edmunds alias Darcy? Deceased and formerly were parcel of the Inheritance of Francis Duncombe Esq.

Also 1 tenements or houses situate at the South end of the street called Tickford End adjoining to the Close called Townsend Close otherwise Sheepcote and now in the several occupations of Samuel Tompson and John Lee.

Also a Close adjoining to the last mentioned tenements the ground of Thomas Rose? Esq., heretofore Mr Kirtlands lying on the E; the Highway called London Road on the W; and abutting Clay Lane on the S; containing 3a and called Townesend otherwise Sheepcote.

Also a Close or Pightle of pasture with appurtenances lying near Tickford End containing 1a, the Close of Robert Perrott purchased by the said Richard Perrott of Thomas Osborne and Judith his wife and Thomas Osborne Junior by Deeds of L and RL dated the 19th and 20th June in the third year (1691) of his now Majestie and the late Queen Mary on the W; the Close and Ground of Thomas Pearson on the W and S; and abutting N on Clay Lane.

Also a Close of pasture or Inclosed ground lying next to the last Close on the E part containing 2a called the High Style the ground of Thomas Pearson on the S; Clay Lane on the N; and the Highway there called London Road on the W.

Also that half Yardland with appurtenances in the Common Fields of Tickford containing 15 and a half acres of arable and ley and 5a of meadow ground heretofore in the tenure of Henry Chandler alias Barker and formerly the inheritance of John Warren late of Leighton Buzzard, miller the son and heir of William Warren late of Bow Brickhill, millwright.

All which half Yardland and premises were purchased by Robert Perrott deceased late grandfather of the said Robert Perrott of John Warren.

Also that half Yardland of arable, ley and meadow with appurtenances in the Common Fields and meadows of Tickford containing 15a 3 roods.

Also 1 ley or half acre of pasture in Pinnocks Furlong, the land of the Hospital on the E; and of Lady Atkins on the W.

Also one equal third part of meadow lying in Damm Meadow lying with the ground of the said Thomas Pomfrett and Thomas Pearson.

1 plott of meadow being in Midsummer Ground lying next to the Porridge Pott Meade

All which said half Yardland and meadow were heretofore the  lands of Richard Smith and lately Philip Cowley and were since purchased by Richard Perrott of Thomas Halfpenny, Esq., and others.

Also those several pieces of arable and pasture lying within the Common fields, and precincts of Tickford, which were formerly the lands of Francis Duncombe and late Elizabeth Edmunds alias Tarry containing Eleven and a half acres all which were purchased by Robert Perrott of the trustees of the Will of Elizabeth Tarry deceased.

Also 1 half Yardland with appurtenances containing 15a 3 roods of arable and pasture formerly purchased by Richard Perrott deceased late grandfather of Richard Perrott

To Have and to Hold to the Trustees

Witnesses:  John Carter, John Pomfrett, and John Perrott         

From DB44/48 Abstract of Title of the half yard land

27th March 1704

Richard Perrott assignment of mortgage of £84 to John Chowne to hold to John Chowne for 1000 years in Trust for Richard Perrott who intends to purchase same to attend the inheritance and to protect from Incumbrances 

DB44/21 and 22     28th and 29th March 1704

“No5 GS” and “5 No6”

Conveyance by L and RL for £125

1)      Richard Purratt, yeoman

2)      Richard Perrott, gent

All those several pieces of arable and leys, meadow and pasture with appurtenances lying in the fields of Tickford being reputed and esteemed as 1 half Yardland comprising 27a 1rood now in the occupation of Richard Purratt.

All of which were recently purchased (See DB44/13) by Richard Purratt of Thomas Osborne Senior, Judith his wife, and Thomas Osborne Junior to have and to hold forever.

Witnesses:  John Orme and Thomas Dymoke

DB44/23 and 24

Copies of the Will of Richard Perrott

Richard Perrott, gent, Will, Proved 13.3.1718, 

Written 6th December 1717

To my son Robert Perrott, gent all houses, lands etc in NP which I purchased of John Pomfrett decd, Richard Purratt decd and John Cooper. To hold to him for the term of his life and after his decease I desire the same to go to my grandson Richard Perrott and the heirs of his body.

And for want of issue I give the same to my grandson Robert Perrott and his heirs.

And for want of issue I give the same to my granddaughter Sarah Perrott and the heirs of her body

And for want of issue I give the same to my son Robert and his heirs forever.

Item I give to my grandchildren Sylvanus, Robert and Sarah the sons and daughters of Robert the sums of £300 each to be paid respectively on the days of their marriages, provided such marriage be with the consent and approbation of their father my son Robert.

Item I give to the Poor of NP £5 to be distributed within 1 month of my death at the discretion of my exec.

Item the rest of estate to my son Robert and his heirs whom I constitute and make my Sole executor.

Signed by the Mark of Richard Perrott on 6th Dec 1717.

Witnesses:  Mary Coney, John Blood and George Lettice.

DB44/25 Will of Richard Perrott. 

DB44/26   Copy of Will of Henry Wagstaff, Gent written 11th March 1720, Proved PCC 1721

Executors are wife Frances, William Edwards of Bedford, Esq., and Edward Jenkinson of Stony Stratford, gent.

Item my messuage or Inn commonly called the George Inn and now in the occupation of Thomas Mapley, also ye Holme or little meadow called ye George Holme Also the messuage or tenement adjoining the George Inn and now in the occupation of George Mapley.

Item 3 messuages in the Middle Row of NP with the Shops and Stalls and Stall gear thereunto adjoining and now in the several tenures or occupations of Joseph Smith, Elizabeth Smith, widow, Mark White and John Clark.

Item all that messuage tenement or Inn situate in NP known by the name of the Old Crown and since the Three Tuns late in the occupation of James Betts decd

Item my 2 Closes of pasture adjoining to Bury Field containing 3a and a half acres of meadow in the West Meadow.

Item my pieces or parcels of arable, ley, meadow and pasture in the fields and parish of NP containing 10a

Item all that Bakehouse with appurtenances in the tenure of Thomas Cripps, James Broughton, Thomas Evans, William Walker and James Smith.

Item my 3 tenements in NP in the tenure of John Ingram and his sub-tenants.

Item ye messuage in Chicheley, Also those 3 Closes thereunto belonging now in the tenure of William Church or his undertenants

All which I give to my loving wife Frances, William Edwards and Edward Jenkinson to be sold or mortgaged for payment of my debts and legacies.

Item my Farmhouse in Poddington, Beds now in the occupation of Paul Paine and John Wells. Also ye cottage with land and appurtenances in Poddington in the possession of Thomas Manning

To my wife Frances for the term of her life and then to, my next heirs.

Item to my wife Frances my Capital messuage wherein I now dwell in NP for life and also I give to my wife all my Plate, Linen, and Household goods whatsoever in my last mentioned Capital Messuage forever.

After the death of my Wife I give my Capital Messuage to my nephew William Webb who now dwells with me. The rest of my estate to my Execs’

Signed 11th March 1720

Witnesses:  Benjamin Waller, William Williamson and Elizabeth Smith.

DB44/27   30th November 1722  “(6)”

Marriage Settlement Mr Robert Perrott to Mrs Frances Wagstaff widow

1)      Robert Perrott, gent the son and heir of Richard Perrott late of NP deceased

2)      John Webb of Leicester, excise man and Charles Smith citizen and girdler of London

3)      Frances Wagstaff widow of and executrix of Henry Wagstaff, deceased

In consideration of the intended marriage Robert Perrott grants, bargains and sells and alienates by virtue of Lease of the 29th November the following lands and tenements to Webb and Smith the trustees.

All the ground and soil in Marsh End whereon a certain messuage stood and a yard and gardens orchards, backsides, freebordes, waies, mounds, fences, commons, profits, and commodities whatsoever to the said messuage etc belonging, containing 2a in two garden plots, now or late in the several tenures of Samuel Nemo ?, and widow Petts.

Also 1 half yardland of arable, ley, meadow and sweard ground with appurtenances dispersedly lying and being within the Portfield containing 15 and a half acres late of widow Rigsby, formerly of Richard Perrott then his son Richard Perrott who is the father of Robert Perrott.

Also 2 cottages in Silver Street late of Elizabeth Mapley and Richard Rigsby.

Also the messuage on the North Bridge called the Ship heretofore of John Burnham and now of John Ellis.

Also the messuage in Silver Street called the Peacock heretofore of John Harris and now of Henry Crann.

Which said Cottages, messuages, tenements and premises were formerly the estate of Thomas Ball, Doctor of Divinity the nephew and heir of Samuel Bell, Doctor of Divinity and by him conveyed to Robert Perrott.

To Have and to Hold to the Trustees by the conditions in the Settlement. When Robert dies property is vested in the Trustees for the benefit of Frances for her life, after her death it passes to their first son, after his death to second son etc if no sons then to daughters and if no issue them to next heirs of Robert.

DB44/28   20th January 1724   “(13)”

Copy of Deed to lead to the Uses of a Fine for Recovery of Perrott Estate

1)      Robert Perrott the son and heir of Richard Perrott deceased

2)      Richard Perrott the son and heir of Robert Perrott

3)      Edward Goodman of Clements Inn, London, gent and William Cawne of Cranfield, gent

DB44/29   22nd May 1724

Marriage Settlement in anticipation of intended marriage between Richard Perrott and Sarah Fountaine of Slapton.

1)      John Pitkin of Kempston, Beds, gent, Charles Fletcher of Clophill, clerk, Robert Perrott gent and Richard Perrott, gent the son and heir of Robert by Elizabeth his late wife formerly Elizabeth Chowne of NP

2)      William Salter of Hemel Hempstead, gent and William Foskett of North Crawley gent. trustees

Sarah is sister in law to William Salter.

Property Settled is Capital Messuage in Tickford and all the Perrott lands etc as in DB44/5. 

DB44/30   1725

Will of John Chowne, draper written 13th November 1725

To my son in law Robert Perrott, gent £50 to be paid within 12 months of my death, which £50 shall be issuing out of and charged on every third part or share of that messuage in the occupation of  . . . . Cole

Also to Robert all my household goods whatsoever in Trust that they and the £50 shall remain at the behoof of my daughter Mary Perrott now wife of Richard Perrott, draper, for her use only and not that of her husband.

To my daughter Margaret the wife of Thomas Drake of Bozeat, clerk, all those 2 cottages or tenements in NP now or late in the occupation of John Howse and Knight Coles, and also that Close thereunto near adjoining now or late of Henry Phipp, also 2 cottages in Pools Lane in Marsh End in the occupations of Thomas Rigby and Barker.

My executors to give the deeds etc relating to the above to Thomas Drake.

To my son in law Richard Jephroate of Northampton, grocer and chandler £20 to be paid within 12 months of my death

To all my grandchildren 40/- each

The rest of estate to my sons in law Robert and Richard Perrott, Richard Jephroate and Thomas Drake to be equally divided between them and they are to be my executors.

Signed 13th November 1725,

Witnesses:  Ann Pomfrett, Benjamin Pomfrett and John Hurst.

DB44/31   7th November 1736   “(8) No16”

“Mr Rd Perrott and Mr Silvanus Perrott RL for several uses herein To Mrs Smith mentioned”

1)      Richard Perrott gent the son and heir of Robert Perrott late of NP gent deceased and Silvanus Perrott of Hemel Hempstead the grandson of Richard Perrott gent, deceased

2)      John Webb of Leicester, exciseman and Charles Smith citizen and girdler of London (both now deceased)

3)      Frances Perrott the widow of Robert Perrott, gent deceased.

Recites the Marriage Settlement of Robert and Francis (DB44/27) and that Robert is now deceased leaving only one son John by his wife Frances.

Recites Will of Robert 22nd September1727

Conveyance of lands in Trust to Elizabeth Smith as the surviving heir Charles Smith one of the trustees of the Marriage Settlement

Witnesses:  Benjamin Pomfrett and Henry Cooley

DB44/32   27th August 1734    “(11) No19”

Conveyance for £547 12s 0d

1)      Frances Perrott widow, executrix and only surviving trustee of the Will of Henry Wagstaff, late of NP, gent, and Richard Wagstaff of Poddington, Beds cousin and next heir at Law of Henry Wagstaff deceased.

2)      Hugh Smith the younger of Little Woolstone, gent

All that messuage or cottage with a Close and land in Chicheley

All that messuage or tenement with appurtenances in the High Town of NP formerly called the Crown and now the Three Tuns, now or late in the occupation of John Wilkinson, the messuage of Robert Crichton on the E and N; the messuage of Dr Benjamin Waller on the W.

Also a Close of pasture containing 1a in NP in the occupation of Joseph Smith, Bury Field on the E; the Green there called The Lakes on the W; the Close late of Sir Henry Atkins in the tenure or occupation of Edward Percival on the N; and the Close or pightle of pasture late of Richard Chapman now of John Thatcher on the S.

Also that half acre of meadow lying in the West Meadow, now of Joseph Smith, the meadow ground of Robert Crichton lying towards the Floodgate belonging to Gayhurst Mill on the E; and the meadow late of Mr Richard Chapman and now of William Wilkinson on the W.

Also 8 and a half acres of meadow ground lying dispersedly in the Common Portfields and Common meadow called Dodd’s Meadow in NP. Now in the tenure of Mary Ridgley widow and there accounted for a quarter of a yardland and hereafter in these presents more particularly described in a Terrier of the lands, which are in Lynches Field, Pitwell Field, and Green Grove Field.

To Have and to Hold to Hugh Smith his heirs or assigns to and for the Proper Uses and behoof of Hugh Smith, and to be Holden of the Chief Lord of Fees. 

Witnesses:  to the signature of Frances and Richard Wagstaff are Catherine Wagstaff and John Hull.

Witnesses:  to receipt are Thomas Baton and Christopher Saxby

DB44/33   31st August 1734

“Holts Closes Etc No2” (13)

“Mr Hugh Smith jnr to Mrs Eliz Smith and her heirs RL of a mess and lands in NP according to Mr Perrott’s Marriage Settlement”

Conveyance

1)      Hugh Smith of Little Woolstone

2)      Mrs Frances Perrott widow

3)      Elizabeth Smith of Gayton, Northants

Conveyance by Hugh Smith to Frances Perrott who pays him £319 4s 0d

Recites the marriage settlement of Robert Perrott and Frances Wagstaff (DB44/27) by which property as her marriage portion was conveyed to the trustees and Robert was to receive the rents and profits for his life and after his death this went to Frances,  and after her death to any sons of the marriage and in default of any issue to the trustees for 500 years from thence ensuing but nevertheless to the Uses of such persons and for such Uses as the said Robert Perrott by Deed, writing or Will shall desire. 

Robert was bound to the trustees for the sum of £1200 for the purchase of lands and tenements which sum he was to pay within 3 years of the marriage. He had given them £600 that had been used to purchase The Three Tuns formerly The Crown and several cottages in NP and land in the Portfield (see DB44/32 above).

DB44/34   16th December 1739

Copy of Will of Richard Perrott, yeoman

To wife Elizabeth £30 to buy her Mourning to be paid by my executors out of my personal estate within one month of my decease

Item I give all my messuages, lands and tenements in Tickford End which were given to me by Richard Perrott late of NP my grandfather deceased with all rights etc to my 4 daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Ann and Martha and their heirs, except the part of the aforesaid lands which are settled in Jointure on my Loving Wife Elizabeth.

Nevertheless my mind and Will is that in case my wife should die leaving no children by me lawfully begotten then the lands that are now settled shall be equally divided amongst my 4 daughters.

Item to my 4 daughters all my messuages and lands in Slapton, Horton, Ivinghoe, Pitchton and Cheddington or elsewhere which lands were part of the jointure of my mother in law Mrs Sarah Fountaine.

Item to my 4 daughters my Coppice of Woodland in Emberton commonly called or known as Cross Albans lately given to me by my father Robert Perrott’s late Will

Item to my 4 daughters all those messuages or tenements in Abbey End which I purchased of Warren Todd to be equally divided amongst them

Item to the Poore of NP £5 from my personal estate to be paid out in bread at the discretion of the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the parish of NP in 6 months

All the rest of my goods, chattels, and personal estate to be sold by my executors who are from the proceeds to pay my debts and funeral expenses. Then to have £5 apiece and the to pay the balance to my 4 daughters.

If any daughter dies then her share is to be divided equally amongst the survivors.

Executors are Brother Sylvanus, of Hemel Hempstead, draper, Hugh Smith of Little Woolstone, yeoman, Thomas Cripps of NP, George Gill of Chicheley and my sister in law Mrs Ann Salter the wife of William Salter of Hobletts in the parish of Hemel Hempstead.

Witnesses:  Elizabeth Walker, Mary Bunker and John Clarke.

DB44/35   “No 15 Gs)”

Another copy of Robert Perrott’s Will

DB44/36   16th September 1742

Copy of the Will of Elizabeth Perrott of Leighton Buzzard, spinster.

To my nephew Robert Perrott (son of my brother Richard Perrott of NP, draper) £80 out of my personal estate in Trust that he shall pay to Richard Perrott my brother £20 in 12 months and from the remaining £60 to pay yearly to my sister Rodevicca Searles of London widow an annuity of £3 pa, and after her death then to his eldest sister my niece Mary Perrott £20 and to his sister Sarah Gee my niece (wife of Joseph Gee of Hemel Hempstead, baker) £20 and the remaining £20 to the said Robert Perrott for his care and pains.

Also to Richard Canham of Stony Stratford, draper my nephew £120 out of my personal estate in Trust that he shall give £5 of bread to such Poore Home Keepers of Leighton Buzzard as he thinks fit. The bread to be provided by James Hawkins my tenant. Also Richard Canham out of the remaining £115 to pay an annuity of £5 pa for life to my sister Rodevicca Searles and after her death to my niece Frances Coles (now wife of Benedict Coles) of Leighton Buzzard, tallow chandler £30, and to my niece Elizabeth Butterfield of Leighton Buzzard widow £30, and to my niece Sophia Maria Canham (now wife of Richard Canham) £20, and to my nephew William Perrott of Leighton Buzzard draper £20 and the remaining £15 to Richard Canham for his care and pains.        

Item to my sister Rodevicca for life my messuage or cottage on the North side of the Great Street in Leighton Buzzard (Will lists tenants) and after her death to my joint executors Robert Perrott and Richard Canham my nephews in Trust that they may apply the rents etc to the maintenance Redeviva Adams (the only daughter of my sister Rodevicca) now the wife of Christopher Adams of London.

Signed 16th September 1742,

Witnesses:  Benjamin Coare, Charles Pyne and B. Pyne.

DB44/37

Original of above Will with Probate   

DB44/38   30th April 1746

“(14) No23”

Deed to Lead to the Uses of a Common Recovery in order to destroy or Bar the Entail. John Wakelin is the Perfect Tenant

1)      John Perrott of Hemel Hempstead, gent the only son and heir of Robert Perrott late of NP gent by Frances his wife

2)      John Wakelin of the Inner Temple

3)      Edward Buterfield of Hemel Hempstead

Witnesses:  were Clerks at Inner Temple

DB44/39   22nd September 1748

“(14)” “No26”

Conveyance by RL for £600

1)      John Perrott of Cheapside, London, draper the only son and heir of Robert Perrott late of NP gent by Frances his wife

2)      Thomas Holt, gent

All the ground and soil in Marsh End whereon a certain messuage formerly stood and a yard and gardens orchards, backsides, freebordes, waies, mounds, fences, commons, profits, and commodities whatsoever to the said messuage etc belonging, containing 2a and now used as a garden plot and formerly were in the several tenures of Samuel Howe and widow Petts, but now of John Petts.

Also 1 half yardland of arable, ley, meadow and sweard ground with appurtenances dispersedly lying and being within the Portfield containing 15 and a half acres formerly were the Estate of Richard Purratt deceased and others, late the estate of Richard Perrott deceased late grandfather of John Perrott.

Also the Close or Pightle in NP of 1a late of Thomas Johnson, now of Thomas Baison, the Bury Field on the E; the ground called the Lakes on the W; the Close late of Sir Henry Atkins and now of Edward Percival on the N; and the Close late of Richard Chapman formerly of John Thatcher on the S.

Also a Close of Half and acre in the West Meadow late of Mary Ridgeley, the meadow of Robert Crichton lying towards the Floodgate of Gayhurst Mill on the E; and the meadow late of Richard Chapman now late of William Wilkinson on the W.

Also 8 and a half acres of arable and ley and half an acre of meadow ground lying dispersedly in the Common Portfields and Common meadow called Dodd’s Meadow in NP. Late in the tenure of Mary Ridgley widow and there accounted for a quarter of a yardland and hereafter in these presents more particularly described in a Terrier of the lands, which are in Lynches Field, Pitwell Field, and Green Grove Field.

To Have and to Hold to Thomas Holt and his heirs forever in Manner following. That John Perrott at the time of signing is to stand seized of the Lands forever

Witnesses:  Edward Whitton, and Street Arnold clerk to Mr Holt 

DB44/40   22nd February 1753

Deed to lead to the Uses of a Fine

1)      Robert Perrott of Hemel Hempstead the son and heir of Richard Perrott of Tickford by Sarah his wife

2)      John Perrott of the parish of St Martins Ludgate, London, lacemerchant, William Waller of the parish of St Andrews, Holborn, apothecary and John Hurst of NP, gent

Robert Perrott wishes to Bar and Destroy all Estate Tail in and in the several messuages and tenements comprising the Perrott estate in Tickford

Witnesses:  John Broughton and Sarah Barratt

DB44/41 and 42

Two copies of the Fine

DB44/43   13th September 1753

Copy of the Will of Mary Perrott the elder, widow

To my daughter Sarah Jee and to my granddaughter Mary Cripps £40 apiece immediately after my decease.

Also to Mary Perrott all my furniture in the Green Room over the Parlour in my Dwelling House that belongs to me.

Also to my daughter Sarah Jee the box of linen as the same is packed up and directed to her and I give to her son my grandson Robert Jee the sum of £5.

Next to my daughter Mary Perrott and my said granddaughter All my linen that is in the Walnut Two Chests of drawers which stands in my son Robert Perrott’s room to be equally divided between them.

Also to the Poor of NP £5 to be distributed as my executors think fit.

All the rest of my goods, chattels, and personal estate after the payment of legal debts and funeral expenses to my son Robert who is to be my executor

Witnesses:  John Hurst and ?

DB44/44   22nd January 1754

1)      Robert Perrott the younger of NP, gent

2)      John Perrott of St Martins, Ludgate, London, lace merchant

3)      Thomas Holt of NP, gent

4)      Robert Perrott the elder of NP, draper

Recites DB44/40 the Deed to lead to the uses of a Fine to Bar the estate Tail

Robert Perrott the elder purchases the lands etc for £1578 5s 9d which is paid to Robert Perrott junior in order to enable him to repay debts. John Perrott has already advanced him money.

Witnesses:  John Impey, Fetter Lane, London and William Yeul? of the Strand

DB44/45   6th December 1757

“RL of a Cottage, Close etc in Abbey End”

RL for £170. Recites L of previous day (not present)

1)      William Bowyer and William Stonehouse the Devisees and Trustees  in the Will of Sir Richard Atkins

2)      Robert Perrott the elder of NP, draper

A Cottage or tenement with appurtenances late of Mary Rigbey, Also the garden plot adjoining now or late in the occupation of Robert Price, also a cottage in NP and all that Close of pasture or Inclosed ground thereto adjoining commonly called Cox’s and now or late of Alice Nelson.

Which premises were part and parcel of the Manor, Rectory, messuages, farmlands, tenements, tythes, hereditaments and premises comprised in the Deeds of L and RL of the 26th and 27th May 1752 (See DB38/2 and 249/12) by Henry Faure (a former mortgagee) by direction of Sir James Dashwood and Sir Jonathan Cope, Bart, by way of Mortgage and subject to provision in the said L and RL and afterwards were by Sir Richard Atkins in his Will of 1st January 1756 given and devised to Bowyer and Stonehouse by Virtue of certain other deeds of L and RL endorsed in the said Deeds of L and RL of 26th and 27th May 1752 being dated about the 2nd and 3rd days of December last past by Dashwood and Cope to the use of Bowyer and Stonehouse. To have and to Hold to the use of Robert Perrott forever

DB44/46   6th May 1757

Copy of Will of Robert Perrott the younger, Gent.

Written 6th May 1757 proved PCC 28th July 1758  

Leaves all his messuages, cottages, closes, lands, tenements and hereditaments to his brother in Law Thomas Holt, gent and his heirs. Thomas is his sole executor

Witnesses:  James Saxbey, William Paine and Richard Patch.

DB44/47   6th May 1779

(Same as DB28/4)

Conveyance of Real and Assignment of Personal Estate by Thomas Holt to Trustees for the Benefit of his Creditors.

DB44/48  

“Messrs Hooton and Beaty to Dr Renny”

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF MESSRS THOMAS HOOTON AND WALTER BEATY TO HALF A YARD LAND IN TICKFORD FIELD

19th and 20th June 1691

This is DB44/10 and 11

9th and 10th May 1749

Conveyance of half a yardland

1)      Elizabeth Waller

2)      Thomas Holt

30th January 1754

Thomas Holt mortgages the half yardland to William Coles for £300 for a term of 1000 years.

17th and 18th March 1756

Martha Perrott one of the daughters and residuary legatees of Richard Perrott deceased grants all her Right in the half yardland to Thomas Holt for £130

16th August 1768

Assignment of Mortgage

1)      John Butterfield and Sarah his wife and John Fowler and Elizabeth his wife the executors of the Will of John Cooke deceased who was the sole executor of William Cooke deceased who was the sole executor of William Coles deceased.

2)      Thomas Holt

3)      Valentine Pyne, gent

Recites that the mortgage of £300 (30th January 1754) was unpaid and that the Estate and Interest of William Coles in the premises became Absolute for the Residue of the term of 1000 years.

That William Coles died and that his Will proved 17th July 1751 appointed William Cooke and George Turney as joint executors, That George died in the lifetime of Coles and William Cooke proved the Will and became entitled to receive the Principal and Interest of the mortgage.

That William Cooke then died without receiving any money and by his Will of 29th April 1767 he appointed Sarah Butterfield and Elizabeth Fowler (his daughters) as his joint executrixes, they proved the Will and became entitled to his estate.

That Holt has now paid the interest and only the principal of £300 is due to them. Holt pays the £300 and the half yardland is conveyed to him.

20th August 1768

Holt mortgages the half yardland to Sarah Norton, Henry Wigley, Samuel Davenport and Joseph Chambers for £650 for a term of 1000 years

15th December 1769

Assignment of mortgage to Mary Edwyn

18th November 1771

Assignment of the Mortgage to James Sanderson by William Bentley, Valentine and Isaac Carter the executors of Mary Edwyn.

Interest has not been paid. Mary died 28th May 1770 her Will written 30th March 1770.

30th March 1774

Assignment of the Mortgage to John Baker.

The £650 had not been repaid by Holt and therefore Sanderson assigns part of the mortgage to John Baker for £200.

10th December 1774

Assignment of Mortgage to Mary Peake by John Baker, James Sanderson and Thos Holt, Mary pays £450 to Sanderson and £200 to Baker

6th May 1779   (Same as DB28/4 and 44/47)

A Conveyance of Real and Assignment of Personal Estate by Thomas Holt to Trustees for the Benefit of his Creditors

10th May 1783

Assignment of Mortgage by Mary Peake to George Pitt Hurst

Recites that Holt mortgaged the half yardland on 20th August 1768 to Sarah Norton, Henry Wigley, Samuel Davenport and Joseph Chambers for £650 for a term of 1000 years, recites subsequent assignments and that now Mary Peake is owed £774. GPH agrees to pay her this amount and mortgage is assigned to him.

DB44/49   20th January 1807

Copy of Probate Will of Martha Perrott

Wishes to be interred at Hemel Hempstead as near to my dear sister as may be convenient.

To her two sisters Sarah Holt and Bridget Tatham living at NP all her wearing apparell to be shared equally between them.

The money she leaves in Stock which Mr Waller has a letter of Attorney to receive to be jointly shared between her nephew William Sheppard, Sarah Holt and Bridget Tatham and their heirs.

William Sheppard and Thomas Furnivall to be Executors

She desired her sisters Bridget Tatham and Sarah Holt to ensure that Mrs Pigott be given £10 and Mrs Gorr £5

Probate was granted on 20th February 1813 in PCC to William Waller and Elizabeth Heckford who confirmed that they were well acquainted with Martha Perrott and that the Will and codicil were in her handwriting.


DB44/50

ABSTRACT OF TITLE marked “A”

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF THE DEVISEES IN TRUST UNDER THE WILL OF MRS SARAH WALKER DECEASED TO LANDS IN TICKFORD FIELD IN NP

Compiled by Lucas NP 1822

9th September 1669

(See DB107/4)

Bargain and Sale for £400

1)   Henry Sibthorpe, alias butcher

2)   Thomas Pomfrett

Parcels of Arable and Meadow land in Tickford Field containing 74.5a arable and 8a 3r meadow, in tenure of Marke Slingsby gent and Thomas Pomfrett.

Terrier of the lands is in original which were in Brooke Field, Middle Field, Mill Field, Wicks Meade, Sawmeade, and Dam Meade.

Witnesses:  John Pomfrett and Marke Slingsby

23rd September 1672

Feoffment for £460

1)      Thomas Pomfrett

2)      John Pomfrett his brother

19th October 1672

John Pomfrett mortgages the lands to Katherine Hawkes for £150 for 500 years

20th October 1673

Assignment of mortgage to Thomas How, endorsed on above

26th and 27th October 1673 

Conveyance by L and RL for £450

1)      John Pomfrett

2)      Thomas How and Anne his wife

28th October 1673

By Deed Poll under the hand and seal of Thomas Pomfrett he remised, released and confirmed all his Right and Title and Interest in the property to the Thomas and Anne How.

29th July 1675

1)      Thomas and Anne How

2)      Richard and Robert Perrott

3)      Thomas Theel and Robert Turney

Feoffment in consideration of the Love and Affection that (1) have for (2) their nephews and in consideration of 5 shillings paid by (2) to (1) they agree to Levy a Fine to allow (2) to enter the property.

1683

Chirograph of Fine 75a of land, 9a of meadow, 4a pasture with appurtenances in Linslade, Southcott alias Circutt in NP and Tickford (Circutt may be Caldecote?)  

20th January 1733

EXCHANGE OF LAND

Richard Perrott and Sarah his wife Grant to Benjamin Pomfrett “all that piece or parcel of a certain Slip or piece of Meadow or Pasture ground lying and being on the Homeward side of a certain meadow called Weeks Meadow in Tickford Field aforesaid called the Meadow Ditch”

In exchange for “4 leys or Gores by estimation half and acre of pasture ground lying in Porridge Pott in the Mill Field which were amongst lands lately purchased by Benjamin of Mathew Cooper, grocer.  

To have and to hold to Benjamin forever.

13th and 14th October 1737

Indentures of L and RL abstracted folio 1 and 2 in Abstract marked “B”

9th and 10th May 17649

Conveyance by L and RL for £60

1)      William Sheppard and Elizabeth his wife (one of the daughters and devisees named in the Will of Richard Perrott her father deceased)

2)      Thomas Holt

All their Right and Interest into all the said premises comprised in the Abstracted indentures of 13th and 14th October 1737 to Have and To Hold forever

12th April 1758

Deed Poll under the Hand and Seal of Thomas Holt.

Thomas acknowledges and declares that the £60 in the Indenture of RL mentioned to have been paid by him for the purchase of the premises was not his money but that of Ralph Holt (uncle of Thomas) and was advanced and paid to him Thomas to the Intent and purpose that he should lay out invest it in the purchase of the land. In Trust for such children as he should have by his wife Sarah, and that it should be equally divided between the children share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants.

Thomas declared that he stood possessed of as a Trustee of the lands, for Sarah and Bridget the only two surviving children of Thomas by Sarah.  

(Note Ralph died in 1758 and left Loughton Manor to Thomas)


DB44/51

ABSTRACT OF TITLE marked “B”

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF THE DEVISEES IN TRUST UBDER THE WILL OF MRS SARAH WALKER DECEASED TO LANDS IN TICKFORD

Compiled by Lucas NP 1822

13th and 14th October 1737

Marriage Settlement by Indentures of L and RL

1)      Richard Perrott

2)      Elizabeth Waller (one of the daughters and devisees under the Will of Benjamin Waller deceased)

3)      Edmund Waller MD and Sylvanus Perrott

Marriage intended between Richard and Elizabeth. Elizabeth’s marriage portion of £300 given to Richard and in return he did grant bargain and sell to Edmund and Sylvanus the Trustees,

All those several parcels of land, ley pasture with appurtenances in the common fields of Tickford containing and meadow

Which were conveyed on 9th September 1669 (See DB107/4)

By Henry Sibthorpe, alias butcher to Thomas Pomfrett.

Then described as Parcels of Arable and Meadow land in Tickford Field containing 74.5a arable and 8a 3r meadow, in tenure of Marke Slingsby gent and Thomas Pomfrett.

Terrier of the lands which were in Brooke Field, Middle Field, Mill Field, Wicks Meade, Sawmeade, and Dam Meade is in original.

To hold To Edmund and Sylvanus as Trustees to the Use of Richard and after his death to the use of Elizabeth and after her death to the use of their issue (Note in Margin “Failed” so we may assume no issue from the marriage), and then to Richard’s heirs.

16th December 1739  Proved 1746  

Will of Richard Perrott

Leaves all his lands etc which were given to him by Richard Perrott his late grandfather, deceased to his four daughters Sarah, Elizabeth, Ann and Martha. Except the lands settled on his wife, but if she dies these lands are to be equally divided between the four daughters.

NOTE in the Abstract The Testator Richard left Elizabeth his wife surviving him with no issue by her and also left by a former wife Robert Perrott his son and the four daughters, one of whom Sarah married Thomas Holt. Richard’s Will was properly executed and attested by three Witnesses:  and proved at Doctors Commons on 17th October 1746. 

6th September 1775

Will of the said Robert Perrott

He left all to his brother in law Thomas Holt who was his sole executor. Will proved 28th July 1758

12th and 13th August 1778

Conveyance by L and RL

1)      Thomas Holt

2)      Sarah and Bridget Holt (the only two daughters by his late wife deceased formerly Sarah Perrott spinster one of the four daughters of Richard Perrott)

Recites the Wills of Richard and Robert Perrott and that Sarah his wife was deceased leaving Sarah the eldest and Bridget the youngest daughters.

That Elizabeth one of the four daughters of Richard was deceased and that Ann and Martha Perrott the other two daughters were still living and that Elizabeth Perrott the widow of the said Richard Perrott departed this life in May 1777 leaving no child.

That Thomas Holt was seized to him and his heirs of the said lands which were settled on Elizabeth Perrott the widow of the said Richard Perrott in Jointure aforesaid, subject only to the estate of the said Ann Perrott for her life in one undivided 4th part thereof and to the estate of the said Martha for her life in one undivided 4th part thereof.

That Ralph Holt late of Loughton gent decd, uncle to Thomas Holt and Great Uncle and Godfather to the said Sarah and Bridget did at diverse times in his lifetime deposit in the hands of Thomas Holt several considerable sums of money Upon Trust to lay out and invest the same in the purchase of lands or tenements for the Use and Benefit of the said great nieces Sarah and Bridget and their heirs.

It is intended that in consideration of the said sums of money so deposited in the hands of Thomas Holt for the use and benefit of Sarah and Bridget he Thomas did Grant, Bargain and Sell, alien, release and confirm to the said Sarah and Bridget (party to these presents in their possession by the L for a year of the previous day, All the premises which were detailed in the first Abstract of Indentures of L and RL and all other the lands, tenements and hereditaments situated in the Fields of Tickford.

All which were settled on the said Elizabeth Perrott then deceased widow of the said Richard Perrott wherein and whereof the said Thomas Holt or any person in Trust for him had any estate of Freehold or inheritance in possession, reversion, remainder, expectancy or otherwise. To hold to Bridget and Sarah for ever 

1st and 2nd August 1803

L and RL (L wanting)

1)      Bridget Tatham widow of John Tatham deceased, and late wife and afterwards widow of Benjamin Wadsworth also deceased, theretofore Bridget Holt spinster one of the daughters of Thomas Holt by Sarah his wife also deceased, formerly Sarah Perrott who was one of the daughters and devisees named in the Will of Richard Perrott deceased, and which said Thomas Holt was the brother in law and devisee in fee, named in the Will of the said Robert Perrott who was the only son and heir of Richard Perrott

2)      Sarah Holt spinster the other daughter and co-heir of Thomas Holt

Recites the indentures of 12th and 13th August 1778 and the L and RL and Marriage Settlement of 5th and 6th November 1781 between

1)      Bridget Tatham by her then name of Bridget Holt

2)      Benjamin Wadsworth

3)      Richard Patch and Joseph Redden, trustees

In anticipation of the Marriage intended between Bridget and Benjamin and it was agreed that the said parcels or pieces of land should be settled to the uses therein. Bridget granted, confirmed and released to Patch and Redden all her Right, Title and interest to all and singular the said lands and premises above mentioned to be granted and conveyed to her said sister.

To hold to Patch and Redden in Trust for the several uses therein, to the use of Bridget and her heires until the marriage, then to the trustees during the lives of Bridget and Benjamin and the life of the longer liver of them, and then to the use of the heirs of Bridget forever.

Recites that the marriage took place and that Benjamin died soon after leaving Bridget who then married John Tatham since deceased.

That at the time of the date and execution of the above last recited indenture of Settlement Bridget Tatham was in actual possession of the hereditaments and premises above recited to be conveyed to her sister Sarah who was also in actual possession of one undivided 4th part thereof and the said Ann and Martha Perrott were in actual possession of the other two undivided 4th parts thereof.

And Recites that the said Bridget Tatham in 1798 sold and conveyed her undivided 4th part to John Atterbury and his heirs and that Sarah Holt also did the same.

And recites that the said Ann Perrott had lately died and the said Bridget and Sarah had come into the actual possession of one other undivided 4th part.

And recites that Bridget sold to Sarah all her estate and interest in such last mentioned 4th part for £175.

Witnesseth that in pursuance of the Agreement and in consequence of £175 paid by Sarah to Bridget property is conveyed to Sarah forever.

13th August 1803 By Indenture (being a Deed of Covenant to produce Title Deeds) between

1)      John Atterbury

2)      Sarah Holt

3)      Bridget Tatham

Recites the conveyance of 2nd August and that it was declared that all the deeds mentioned in the schedule under written should be the property of John Atterbury and his heirs that he has entered a Covenant to produce them to Sarah and Bridget as required. Any copies that were needed would be at the expense of Sarah and Bridget.

 (The schedule of the deeds is contained in Abstract “A”  

6th and 7th October 1808

Conveyance by L and RL

1)      Martha Perrott (one of the daughters and devisees in the  Will of Richard Perrott deceased, Sarah Holt and Bridget Tatham.

2)      John Walker and Joseph Redden a trustee for John Walker

Recites the Wills of Richard and Robert Perrott and the indentures of L and RL of the 12th and 13th August 1778, 5th and 6th November 1781 and 1st and 2nd August 1803

And recites that Martha Perrott was entitled to one undivided 4th part for life and that Sarah Holt was seized of the other undivided 4th part late belonging to Ann Perrott her sister deceased. And that Sarah Holt and Bridget Tatham were seized to them and their heirs of the remainder in Fee Simple expectant on the death of their Aunt the said Martha Perrott in the said one undivided 4th part.

And Sarah and Bridget in July 1807 contracted with John Walker for the sale to him of the 2 undivided 4th parts for £1200

And recites that by Virtue of the Act for the Enclosure of Tickford Fields dated 11th May last John Walker was awarded in land in lieu of all his lands and ground and Right of Common in the Open Fields and the Estate lately purchased of Sarah and Bridget.

Sarah Bridget and Martha now convey to John Walker

All that plot or piece of land situated in the field called Mill Field in Tickford Fields containing 18a 2r 31p for life and unless he directs otherwise to the Use of Joseph Redden his trustee.

8th October 1800

Mortgage of £600 for term of 500 years

1)      John Walker

2)      Martha Perrott, Sarah Holt and Bridget Tatham

3)      Robert Jee their trustee

Recites the L and RL above and that John Walker had requested a mortgage of £600 from Robert Jee on Security of the above premises. The three sisters agreed

Robert Jee declared the £600 was the money of Martha Perrott and that the interest received by him was to be paid to Martha Perrott for life.

11th October 1813

1        Philip Hoddle Ward and William Lucas (the remaining executors of Robert Jee deceased)

2        Sarah Holt and Bridget Tatham

3        John Walker

4        Samuel Beddington

Recites:

The mortgage above and that default was made in the repayment of the sum of £610(sic)

That Robert Jee died 7th March 1810 having first made his Will dated 9th December 1808 and appointed Philip Hoddle Ward and Thomas Sanders Hollingworth (then deceased) and William Lucas as his executors, and they proved his Will PCC 30th May 1810.

That Hollingworth died April then last and that Martha Perrott died during September 1812

That PHILIP HODDLE WARD and William Lucas had at the special request of Sarah and Bridget called in the £600 all interest having been paid, Walker had requested a loan from Bedding ton and the mortgage was assigned to him. The £600 was paid to PHILIP HODDLE WARD and Lucas.

5th May 1814

Will of John Walker, leaves to wife Sarah all his freehold and leasehold estate at NP and Sherington. She is to settle all debts etc and pay £200 to his sons William Walker and Richard Walker within two years.

Executors are Wife and John Smith.

3rd July 1821

Will of Sarah Walker proved PCC 30th March 1822

After several devises leaves all her property in NP and Sherington to her executors Joseph Atterbury and James Tilley to dispose of by sale. But her son Richard may purchase any part of the estate that he wishes.

End of Abstract 

Statement by S Parrer that he has perused the Abstract and that it is his opinion that the Trustees under Mrs Walker’s Will have a good title in Equity to the Allotments made to her late husband in respect of lands purchased of Mrs Tatham’s Executors but some difficulty as to the legal estate.

(There is a lengthy discussion of the Evidence)

Signed Samuel Parrer, Grays Inn 18th March 1823. 

DB44/52   A COPY OF THE ABOVE ABSTRACT


DB44/53

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF WILLIAM PECK COALES (THE SURVIVING DEVISEE ON TRUST FOR SALE NAMED IN THE WILL OF MR JOHN WILSON DECEASED) TO A CLOSE OF PASTURE GROUND AND THREE COTTAGES OR TENEMENTS SITUATED IN TICKFORD END, NEWPORT PAGNELL.

Compiled by Cooch, NP 1840

(See DB19/1 and DB44/54 below which cover the same property)

AS TO A CLOSE (PRIORY CLOSE) OF PASTURE GROUND

21st and 22nd April 1701

Marriage Settlement by L and RL

1)      Richard Perrott and Robert Perrott his son and heir

2)      John Pilkin and Charles Fletcher

3)      Elizabeth Chowne (one of the daughters of John Chowne)

Marriage intended between Robert and Elizabeth. Richard and Robert give £800 and Priory Close as Elizabeth’s marriage portion.

21st and 22nd May 1724

Marriage settlement by L and RL on intended marriage of Richard Perrott to Sarah Fountaine.

Elizabeth Perrott has died her husband Robert and the trustees Pilkin and Fletcher now settle the property on Richard, son of Robert and Elizabeth, on his intended marriage to Sarah Fountaine, new trustees are William Salter and William Foskett.

22nd Feb. 1753

Recovery

1)   Robert Perrott the younger, son and heir of Richard Perrott by Sarah his wife Deceased.

2)   John Perrott, William Waller and John Hurst as trustees

Robert, the younger cuts the bars in his father's marriage settlement of 1724 and appoints the trustees to sell or Mortgage the Close so that he can use the proceeds to "purchase any place of employment".

21st and 22nd Jan. 1754

Sale by L and RL for £1578 5s 9d

5)      Robert Perrott the younger

6)      John Perrott, William Waller, and John Hurst

7)      Thomas Holt, gent

8)      Robert Perrott the elder of NP

Recites the Recovery above and states that the trustees have not meddled with the trust and have not advanced or lent any money to Robert Perrott the younger, who had contracted considerable debts which he was unable to repay.

Therefore Robert the younger agrees to the sale of the Close to Robert Perrott the elder (his grandfather) subject to a rent charge of £20 issuing out of the premises payable to Thomas Holt during the life of Robert the younger.

AS TO ONE COTTAGE OR TENEMENT WITH THE GARDEN AND APPURTENANCES

1ST January 1756

Will of Sir Richard Atkins (Lord of Manor of NP) devised to Bowyer and Stonehouse his trustees The Manor of NP

5th and 6th December 1757

L and RL by above executors to Robert Perrott, draper for £170 Cottage or tenement in NP then in occupation of Robert Rigsby and also that other cottage situated in NP

5th June 1777

Extract from Will of Robert Perrott the elder. He bequeaths all his Messuages, cottages, closes, lands, and tenements whatsoever in Tickford End to his nieces Isabella and Elizabeth Renny in equal parts as tenants in common, and to their heirs, but if they have no issue, the property is to go to Patrick Renny.

Will proved PCC 9.8.1781

11th May 1790

Agreement ad Settlement in Anticipation of Marriage 

1)      Patrick Renny, MD

2)      Isabella Renny, Spinster the eldest daughter of Patrick and Mary his wife George Renny

3)      Robert Jee and Thomas Hooton

Reciting Will of Robert Perrott and that a marriage was intended between George Renny and Isabella Renny with the consent of her father because she was not yet 21 years of age.

George and Isabella with the consent of her father did promise and agree with her father Patrick and the trustees Jee and Hooton that they would convey to Patrick and one or more persons he nominates all Isabella’s one full half of Robert Perrott’s estate (her inheritance) consisting of messuages, lands etc in Tickford and Abbey End to hold to Patrick and the people nominated to make them a Tenants to the Precipe for the purpose of suffering a Common Recovery which would ensure the property to the use of Isabella George and their heirs.

23rd and 24th April 1792

L and RL

1)      Patrick Renny

2)      George Renny and Isabella his wife

3)      Elizabeth Renny spinster youngest daughter of Patrick Renny

4)      Rowland Maltby, gent

5)      William Maltby ,gent

6)      Robert Jee and Thomas Hooton

Recites Will of Robert Perrott and the Settlement above and that the marriage had taken place, and that George and Isabella wished to suffer a Recovery of the lands etc. It was agreed that Rowland Maltby should be tenant to the Freeholds of the premises, and they were conveyed to him by Lease for 1 year

Easter Term 32 George III

Exemplification of a Recovery William Maltby Demandant, Rowland Maltby Tenant and George and Isabella Vouchees.

14 mess’s and tofts, 1 malthouse, 1 maltkiln, 2 Dovehouses, 10 gardens, 5 orchards, 300a of land, 40a of meadow, 40a of pasture, 2a of wood, and Common of pasture for all Cattle with appurtenances in NP

4th and 5th July 1792

Marriage Settlement by L and RL

1)      Robert Murray Fraser, esq

2)      Elizabeth Renny, spinster

3)      John Walton Hooton and Samuel Greatheed

4)      Patrick Renny and Thomas Palmer Bull

Recites the L and RL of 23rd and 24th April above and that a Marriage was intended between Robert and Elizabeth and agreed that her half of Robert Perrott’s estate should be her portion and should be granted to Hooton and Greatheed as Trustees.

21st March 1818

By Deed Poll Robert Murray Fraser and his wife Elizabeth give their half of the property to their eldest son Patrick Fraser

18th May 1818

Bargain and Sale inrolled in Chancery 9th June 1818

1)      George Renny and Isabella his wife

2)      Patrick Renny

3)      Robert Murray Fraser and Elizabeth his wife

4)      Patrick Fraser

5)      John Alexander, gent

6)      George Lucas, gent

Recites

The Marriage Settlement and Agreement of 11th May 1790 and that the marriage took place.

The L and RL of 23rd and 24th April 1792 and Common Recovery suffered in pursuance thereof.

The L and RL of 4th and 5th July 1792,

And that Patrick Renny was the eldest son and heir of George and Isabella and that he attained the age of 21 on 30th January 1812

The deeds of Appointment of George Renny and his wife of 21st March last.

And that Patrick Fraser was the eldest son and heir of Robert and Elizabeth his wife and he attained the age of 21 on 21st March then last.

And that George and Isabella and Patrick Renny are desirous and had agreed that the moiety of the property (devised under the Will of Robert Perrott) of which they were seized should be conveyed and assured To the use of and for the Benefit of Robert Murray Fraser and his heirs

And it is witnessed that in pursuance of the agreement and in order to carry it into effect and for docking and barring and destroying all Estates Tail of and in the hereditaments therein after granted they George, Isabella, Patrick, Robert and Elizabeth did grant bargain and sell the premises to John Alexander as Tenant to the Precipe for suffering A Common Recovery of the 1 moiety of the premises. To hold for the Use of the Renny’s and Robert Murray Fraser during their lives and then for their heirs.

Trinity Term 58 George III

Exemplification of a Recovery George Lucas Demandant, John Alexander Tenant and George Renny, Patrick Renny and Robert Murray Fraser and Patrick Fraser Vouchees.

12 mess’s, 12 gardens, 200a of land, 50a of meadow, 70a of pasture, and Common of pasture for all Cattle with appurtenances in NP. And all manner of Tythes whatsoever of 20a of land and 20a of pasture in NP.

1st and 2nd December 1818

Conveyance by L and RL for £76

1)      George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser

2)      John Wilson, baker

All that cottage or tenement situate standing and being in Abbey End formerly in the tenure or occupation of Alice Nelson, afterwards of ---- Birdsey and then of Thomas Kingston.

To hold to Wilson and his heirs forever.

Renny and Fraser covenant to produce deeds to prove Title.

AS TO THE SAID ABSTRACTED CLOSE

5th and 6th July 1820

Lease and Appointment and Release and Appointment for £156

1)   Geo Renny and Robert Murray Fraser

2)   John Wilson  

All that piece of ground of 3r 34 perches in Abbey End called Priory Close as the same was then divided on the W from the other part of the same Close in the occupation of John Wilson, with a Right of Way for the owners and occupiers through the gateway from the Public St to the other part of the Close (then the property of William Meadows and by him converted into a Garden) and their servants and labourers with horses and carts and carriages or without at all times.

AS TO THE SAID ABSTRACTED CLOSE AND TWO OTHER COTTAGES OR TENEMENTS ERECTED AND BUILT BY THE SAID JOHN WILSON

18th February 1826

John Wilson obtains mortgage of £100 on the property from William Price, vet. Cottages were then in the occupation of James Leeds and --- Featherstone.

30th July 1826

Will of John Wilson

To wife Hannah all his messuages, cottages, Closes, Lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever to hold for life.

He appoints his wife, William Peck Coales and John Smith as his joint executors.

And immediately after his wife’s death he devises to his son William a certain messuage or Bakehouse and premises then in his (the testators) now occupation, and the rest of his estate to his friends William Peck Coales, clock and watchmaker and John Smith, yeoman as his executors. To hold on Trust that as soon after his wife’s death as possible they will dispose of it by Public Auction or Private Contract. The proceeds then to be shared equally between his children Mary Ann, Charlotte, Sarah, Hannah, John, Eliza, and Ann Wilson.

Will proved Archdeaconry of Bucks 10th October 1826

Exec John Smith died 2.6.1827, Hannah Wilson died 27.8.1840.


DB44/54

ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF JAMES ROSE, TO TWO COTTAGES OR TENEMENTS,

A PLOT OF GROUND PART OF A CLOSE OF PASTURE IN ABBEY END FORMERLY CALLED PRIORY CLOSE AND TO 2 OTHER SEVERAL COTTAGES LATELY ERECTED AND BUILT BY HIM ON PART OF THE SAID PLOT OR PIECE OF GROUND.

COMPILED BY COOCH, NEWPORT PAGNELL 1842

(More or less the same as DB19/1 which was compiled in 1852)

Recites the following deeds:

21st and 22nd April 1701

Marriage settlement by L and RL prior to the marriage of Robert Perrott, son and heir of Richard Perrott, to Elizabeth Chowne Daughter of John Chowne, woollen draper.

4)      Richard Perrott and Robert Perrott the sons and heirs of Richard Perrott

5)      John Pilkin and Charles Fletcher

6)      Elizabeth Chowne one of the daughters of John Chowne

The Perrotts give £800 and the Close of pasture in Tickford End called the Priory Close as Elizabeth's marriage portion. Trustees are John Pitkin and Charles Fletcher

21st and 22nd May 1724

Marriage settlement by L and RL on intended marriage of Richard Perrott to Sarah Fountaine.

Elizabeth Perrott has died, her husband Robert and the trustees Pitkin and Fletcher now settle the property on Richard, son of Robert and Elizabeth, on his intended marriage to Sarah Fountaine, new trustees are William Salter and William Foskett.

22nd Feb. 1753

Recovery

1)   Robert Perrott the younger, son and heir of Richard Perrott, gent by Sarah his wife Deceased.

2)   John Perrott, William Waller and John Hurst as trustees

Robert, the younger cuts the bars in his father's marriage settlement of 1724 and appoints the trustees to sell or Mortgage the Close so that he can use the proceeds to "purchase any place of employment".

21st and 22nd Jan. 1754

Sale by L and RL for £1578.5s.9d.

9)      Robert Perrott the younger

10)    John Perrott, William Waller, and John Hurst

11)    Thomas Holt, gent

12)    Robert Perrott the elder of NP

Recites the Recovery above and states that the trustees have not meddled with the trust and have not advanced or lent any money to Robert Perrott the younger, who had contracted considerable debts which he was unable to repay.

Therefore Robert the younger agrees to the sale of the Close to Robert Perrott the elder (his grandfather?) subject to a rent charge of £20 issuing out of the premises payable to Thomas Holt during the life of Robert the younger.

5th July 1777

Extract from Will of Robert Perrott the elder. He bequeaths all his Messuages, cottages, closes, lands, and tenements whatsoever in Tickford End to his nieces Isabella and Elizabeth Renny in equal parts as tenants in common, and to their heirs, but if they have no issue, the property is to go to Patrick Renny.

Will proved PCC 9.8.1781

11th May 1790 (See also DB22/1)

Marriage settlement

1)   Patrick Renny MD 

2)   Isabella Renny, spinster, eldest Daughter of Patrick and his wife Mary

3)   George Renny

7)      Robert Jee and Thomas Hooton

In Consideration of Marriage intended between George Renny and his cousin Isobella Renny. Isabella being under 21 years of age her father Patrick gave his permission. He agreed to give Isobella's half of the property in Tickford End, Tickford Fields and Abbey End which was left to her by Robert Perrott the elder to the trustees Jee, Hooton and another person nominated by him

23rd and 24th April 1792

Lease and Release of Priory Close containing 2a

1)      Patrick Renny

2)      George Renny and Isabella his wife

3)      Elizabeth Renny spinster, youngest daughter of Patrick Renny

4)      Rowland Maltby ,gent

5)      William Maltby, gent.

6)      Robert Jee and Thomas Hooton.

4th and 5th July 1792

Marriage Settlement Conveyance by L and RL

1)      Robert Murray Fraser

2)      Elizabeth Renny, spinster

3)      John Walton Hooton and Samuel Greatheed

4)      Patrick Renny and Thomas Palmer Bull

Marriage intended between R.M. Fraser and Elizabeth Renny. Elizabeth conveys to the trustees all that moiety of her the said Elizabeth in the premises

21st March 1818

By Deed Poll George Renny and his wife Isabella give their half of the property to their eldest son the Revd Patrick Renny.

21st March 1818

By Deed Poll Robert Murray Fraser and his wife Elizabeth give their half of the property to their eldest son Patrick Fraser

1817

Common Recovery George Lucas demandant and John Alexander tent Renny and Fraser vouchees, re 12 Messuage's, 12 gardens, 200a land, 50a meadow, 70a pasture and Common of Pasture, and all tithes of 20a of land and 20a pasture.

18th May 1818

Bargain and Sale enrolled in Chancery on 9th June 1818

1)      George Renny and Isabella

2)      Patrick Renny

3)      Richard Murray Fraser and Elizabeth

4)      Patrick Fraser

5)      John Alexander and his trustee George Lucas

Trinity Term 58th George III

Common Recovery of premises

5th and 6th July 1820

Conveyance by L and RL for £156

1)   George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser

2)   John Wilson  

All that piece of ground of 3r 34 perches in Abbey End being part of a certain Close lying in Abbey End called Priory Close as the same was then divided on the W from the other part of the same Close in the occupation of John Wilson, subject to a right of way for the owners of the other or remaining part of the Close through the gateway from the Public St.

18th Feb. 1826

John Wilson Mortgages the Close to William Price, veterinary surgeon for £100 plus 5% interest for a term of 1000 years. There is also a bond of the same date.

30th July 1826

Will of John Wilson 

To wife Hannah his Messuage and Closes etc

To son William a Messuage or Bakehouse then in his occupation

Appoints his wife, his friend William Peck Coales, clock and watchmaker and John Smith as his executors.

Will proved in Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham 10.10.1826

John Smith died 2.6.1827

Hannah Wilson died 27.8.1840.

29th and 30th Dec. 1840

Sale by L and RL for £380

1)      William Peck Coales, clock and watchmaker the surviving executor

2)      James Rose, bricklayer

Sold by Auction on 30.9.1840, Lot 2,

All that piece of ground containing 3r and 34p with the footpath on the west as sometime since fenced off from the said piece (Priory Close) as the same was then divided on the west from the other part of the said Close (late the property of William Meadows and by him converted into a garden) and was sometime then since in the occupation of Charlotte Nichols. Subject to right of way as in 1820 above. Which said piece of ground now being conveyed was sometime the property of George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser. And also those 2 cottages sometime since erected and built by John Wilson on part of the ground as the same were sometime since in the occupations of James Leeds and … Featherstone and are now occupied by Leeds and John Arnott.

James Rose repays the Mortgage to William Price £100 and the balance £280 to Coales.

On part of the above plot James Rose has recently erected 2 other cottages in the occupations of Thomas Cook and William Leeds and has fenced in a piece of ground at the back of the 4 cottages which is used as a garden.

DB44/55

Small scrap of paper with Mss Pedigree of Perrott

DB44/56

Single page Reprinted from Bucks Standard April 14th 1917 of an article on the Perrott family by F.W.Bull


DB45a/1

DEED TO MESSUAGE CALLED BEARDITCH COPPY IN HIGH ST,

AND HALF AN ACRE OF LAND AT WOUGHTON 1679

DB45a/1       1st June 1679

“Bro Mathews De” “Deed to lead to the Uses of a Fine Thomas

–--ine lived in a messuage hereof”

1)      John Goodman of Woughton and Mary his wife

2)      James Cowley ,grocer and Elizabeth his wife, and John Peter of Lewisham, Kent, gent

3)      John Mathew, lacebuyer and Hannah his wife

4)      Griffith Goodman of Woughton, yeoman

5)      Ann Lane, widow

6)      Henry Austin, carpenter

7)      Thomas Ashby, lacemaker

Witnesseth that it is covenanted, granted and agreed between all that parties 1 ,2, and 3 shall and will before the end of Trinity term next ensuing the date hereof, acknowledge and levy in due form of law unto parties 4 and 5, and the heirs of the said Griffith Goodman a fine Sur Cog etc with the proclamation to the Usual course of Fines to the following.

All that half acre of pasture ground with appurtenances at Woughton which John Mathew recently purchased of John Goodman, Also all that messuage or tenement in NP now in the occupation of James Cowley

Also all that messuage and 3 cottages called the Bearditch Coppy in NP now in the several occupations of parties 3,5,6 and 7 and Joseph Hoddle which the said John Mathew recently purchased of John Peter.

Also all that one cottage in NP part of the said Bearditch Coppy which the said Ann Lane recently purchased of John Mathew     

Also all that one cottage in NP also part of the said Bearditch Coppy which the said Henry Austin recently purchased of John Mathew     

And also all that other cottage in NP, also part of the said Bearditch Coppy which the said Thomas Ashby recently purchased of John Mathew

By the name of two messuages, 3 cottages, two yards, two orchards, and half acre of pasture and Common of Pasture for all manner of cattle in Woughton and NP.

Signed by all parties Witnesses:  Samuel Hartley, Thomas Potter and Henry Glassman


DB45a/2

LEASE OF COTTAGES AT NP AND GREAT LINFORD

BY THE COMPANY OF THE PROPRIETORS OF NP CANAL

TO MESSRS KEEP, LABRUM AND TAYLOR 1829-32

DB45a/2a      30th April 1829

Lease for 14 years at £180 pa

1)      The Company and Proprietors of the NP Canal

2)      William Keep, John Keep, and George Labrum of NP, and Thomas Taylor of Great Linford, coal merchants, wharfingers and co-partners.

All that messuage standing and being on the Green in NP with outbuildings and appurtenances,

Also all that Wharf, with yards, warehouses, stables, landing places, weighing engine, crane, limekilns and other buildings near adjoining and belonging to the said messuage,

Also 2 cottages on the green adjoining to the Wharf formerly in the several tenures of William Wait and Charles Tooth one of which cottages has been converted into a stable and the other is on the tenure of George Brightman,

Also all the Wharf commonly known as Great Linford Wharf.

Signed by all 4 tenants witness George Cooch clerk to the Np Canal Co.

DB45a/2b      1832

(This is folded inside the above lease)

Extracts from the Minutes of the NP Canal Co

30th January 1832 Only 2 members present

Mr John Keep attended and requested permission to erect a new stable in the Wharf and proposed to pay additional rent of £8 pa for the remainder of the lease.

10th February1832 Mr John Rogers (in the chair) Revd Thomas Palmer

Bull, Mr George Lucas and Mr Osborne

Agreed Messrs Keep and Co can erect a stable but they must remove it at the end of the lease unless the Canal Co wish to purchase it at a fair valuation. The Committee to visit and approve the site.

20th February1832 Revd T P Bull in the chair, Messrs Cripps, Rogers and Osborn.

Agreed to the erection of lean-to stable upon the brick wall belonging to the Canal Co and separating the Wharf Yard form the Farm Yard.


DB45a/3

PRINTED CATALOGUE OF SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD

PUBLIC HOUSES IN BUCKS AND BEDS, 1891

DB45a/3

Printed Catalogue of Sale of Valuable Freehold Properties 

In Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire

TO BREWERS, PUBLICANS, INVESTORS AND OTHERS

Sale by Auction by J.P.Goodwin on Thursday 30th April 1891 at the Swan Hotel. Property of Miss Coles, Tickford St, NP Solicitor Chas W

LOT 1

         THAT OLD-ESTABLISHED AND FULL-LICENSED INN

                  " THE MARCH OF INTELLECT"

          Situate in Silver Street, Newport Pagnell

And Cottage adjoining, with excellent Garden, large Yard, and extensive premises, with a frontage of 148ft to the street with a return frontage to the Back Lane, in the occupation of Mr J.H.Goodman.

The house contains 4 bedrooms, store room, parlour, bar, tap room, kitchen and cellar.

The outbuildings consist of stabling, with capacious loft over, capital pigsties, cart shed, large barn and shed, slaughter house,

The property occupied a good position and the premises which afford extensive accommodation, are well adapted for a dealer and have an excellent supply of water.

Note - This lot has a Common Right in Bury Field and meadow.

This Lot is included in a Lease of 10 years by the Vendors Testatrix, to messrs Allen and Burnett, expiring at Midsummer 1895, of which the Northampton Brewery Co. Ltd, are the present tenants and the Vendors have apportioned the rent at £50.

LOT 2

THE WELL-KNOWN BEER AND LODGING HOUSE

"THE TRAVELLERS REST"

and a

FOUR-ROOMED COTTAGE AND GARDEN Adjoining

Being Nos 28 and 30, Silver Street to which there is a frontage of about 60ft, also a return frontage to Paggs Court, and Cart Entrance therefrom; together with a large Garden and Premises as let to Mr Thomas Mills

The House contains 6 Bedrooms, Parlour, Shop, Tap Room, 2 Kitchens, Store Room, Pantry, and Cellar; and the Outbuildings consist of a small Barn and Stable. There is a good supply of Water on the Premises

Note - This lot has a Common Right in Bury Field and Meadow.

Land Tax 18s 9d.

This Lot is included in a Lease of 10 years by the Vendors Testatrix, to messrs Allen and Burnett, expiring at Midsummer 1895, of which the Northampton Brewery Co. Ltd, are the present tenants and the Vendors have apportioned the rent at £35.

LOT 3

A COMFORTABLE HOUSE in Priory Street, Newport Pagnell,

                 With Out-door  Beer License

Containing 3 bedchambers, 3 rooms on the ground floor, pantry etc; together with a

LARGE & WELL STOCKED GARDEN AND CONVENEINENT OUTBUILDINGS

Comprising an enclosed Cart Shed, Stable, and Piggeries, having a valuable Frontage of 55ft 9 ins, and bounded on the NE y property belonging to Mr Barnes, on the SW by that of Mr Osborn and the estate of the late Mrs Harris, and on the NW by that of Philip Butler, Esq.; and in the occupation of Mr Henry Dicks.

Lot 4 Beerhouse at N. Crawley

Lot 5 The Shoulder of Mutton, Calverton,

Lot 6 The Nags Head, Toddington

LOT 7

A COMMODIOUS RESIDENCE

Being No 7 Tickford Street

Substantially built of brick and slated, occupying a most advantageous position. Containing 6 Bedchambers, entrance hall, 3 reception rooms, Kitchen, scullery, and the usual domestic offices; and a large yard.

The Outbuildings comprise Capacious Ale, Wine and Spirit Stores, Coachhouse, stable for 2 horses, loft newly erected open shed, and piggeries.

ALSO A COTTAGE being No. 9 adjoining and now let to Mr Jefferies, and TWO CAPITAL COTTAGES adjoining being nos 3 and 5 Tickford Street, Containing 4 rooms each, and convenient outbuildings, as let to Miss Eliz Cooper and Mrs Rose.

There is an excellent supply of water on the premises and the drainage is complete.

The property has an excellent position near to the Centre of the town, having a valuable frontage of 103ft to Tickford St, and a right of road to the back; and is bounded by property belonging to Philip Butler, Esq. and Mrs Fountain.

   The House and Premises are in the hands of the Vendors 

        The Three cotts are let at £20. 12s per annum

Note - This lot has Three Common Rights in Bury Field and Meadow.

Land Tax £2 3s 1d.

LOT 8

All That FREEHOLD FIELD OF ARABLE LAND, called or known by the name of "ST JOHNS PIECE" containing about 10a, situate near the Willen Road, in NP. The whole Field is now let in Allotments, producing an Annul Rent of £32 or thereabouts.

CONDITIONS ...TITLE to all the LOTS commences with the Will of James Price Coles, bearing date on or about 29th March 1873 and proved at Oxford on 17th March 1879..... The properties leased to Allen and Burnett were leased by Charlotte Coles now decd. Charlotte has previously sold the Ram Inn NP.

Catalogue Printed by Simpson & Son, Printers Newport Pagnell


DB45b/1-4

DEEDS TO PROPERTY OF THE GREATHEED FAMILY

HOBBS YARD FARM IN GREEN END, 1799-1805

THE ESTATE OF ANN GREATHEED (NEE HAMILTON)

DB45b/1   29th August 1799   

(See DB22/2)

L for a year

This is the L in advance of the RL of the 30th August which both form the Marriage Settlement of Ann Hamilton and the Revd Samuel Greatheed.

DB45b/2   30th December 1799

Counterpart of a L for 21years at a rent of £73 pa, plus £10 pa for every acre that George Osborn may plough up.

1)      The Revd Samuel Greatheed minister of the gospel

2)      George Osborne junior (the younger) yeoman

All those two barns with the stable, cowhouse, ox and cart sheds, yard and premises and appurtenances called Hobb’s Yard situated in the Green End of NP.

Also the Close of pasture ground called Home Close thereto adjoining and belonging containing 2a 1r 4p

Also all those three great closes of arable adjoining the above yard, close, and premises situated in the Portfield containing 27a and 6p

Except all timber and other trees, bodies of pollards and hedges whatsoever, and Revd Greatheed’s workmen and servants have the right to enter with horses and carts to cut down and lop trees etc.

Witnesses:  John Greatheed and William Lucas   

DB45b/3   1795

An undated draft Lease for a year

1)      John Burnham of the Kickles, yeoman and George Burnham, yeoman

2)      Dr Patrick Renny, the Revd William Bull, clerk, Thomas Abbott Green of Ludgate St, London, jeweller. The Trustees named in the L and RL of the 29th and 30th August 1788 purporting to be the marriage settlement of the Revd Samuel Greathead and Ann Hamilton.

All the Tythes and tenths of Corn, Grain, Hay and other tythes on the messuages and lands in the Portfield containing 40a which was the estate of Thomas Holt decd and by him in his lifetime conveyed to Thomas Hooton, Walter Beaty and John Ash (his creditors) and their heirs in Trust and were purchased by Thomas Abbott Hamilton late of NP decd by L and RL of the 16th and 17th July 1783.

DB45b/4   26th May 1805

L for a year (The RL of the following day is not present)

1)      The Revd William Bull and Thomas Abbott Green

2)      Joseph Wilson of Highbury Hill, Islington, Middx, esq.,

Lands in Olney, Hanslope and Eakley.

Also the ground soil in Green End NP whereon Goodwins Farmhouse late in the occupation of James Cripps lately stood.

Also Two Closes in Marsh End containing 9a formerly in the occupation of Thomas Holt and since of Thomas Abbott Hamilton.

Also a Pightle adjoining Goodwins Farmhouse containing 1a formerly in the occupation of Thomas Holt and since of Thomas Abbott Hamilton.

Also a half yardland in the Portfield and meadow called Dodds meadow or the Allotments awarded in lieu of it on the Enclosure of the Portfield. Which half yardland were purchased by Thomas Abbott Hamilton of Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty.

Also a Farm in Eggington and Heath, Beds.

Also a freehold cottage and garden purchased by Thomas Abbott Hamilton from Robert Pearson and others.

Also messuages at Olney, Sherington and Stoke Goldington.

Witnesses:  in London William Green, Salisbury Square, London, and James Quilter clerk to messrs Jones and Green.


DB45b/6

SAMUEL GREATHEED’S LANDS IN EAKLEY AND WENDOVER 1808

DB45b/6   1st November 1808

“No14” and 5 in a circle

Assignment of Closes in Eakley and lands in Wendover

1)      The Trustees of and also the Revd Samuel Greatheed

2)      Revd Joseph Wells D.D.


DB45B/5

MANOR OF LITTLE LINFORD, MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT

OF MATTHEW KNAPP AND CATHERING UTHWATT, 1769

DB45b/5   24th August 1769

Deed of Appointment

1)      Matthew Knapp of Little Linford, nephew and devisee of John Knapp of Little Linford and Catherine the wife of Matthew.

2)      George Eckersall of Lincolns Inn, Esq.,

Recites indenture tripartite of the 18th June 1750 between

Being a marriage settlement in advance of the intended marriage between Matthew Knapp and Catherine Uthwatt

1)      Matthew Knapp

2)      Thomas Uthwatt of Great Linford and Catherine Uthwatt, spinster the only daughter and child of Thomas

3)      George Wright of Gayhurst

Recites the Will of John Knapp of the 4th February1748 By which he left his estate to his wife Elizabeth for life and after her death to his brother in law John Matthew and his cousin Matthew Skinner Esq., sergeant at law in trust for Matthew Knapp his nephew the eldest son of his brother Matthew Knapp, for life.  

Property settled was the Manor of Little Linford.

Witnesses:  John ward of Great Linford and Thomas Drake.


DB72

1741-1818

DEEDS MOSTLY COPIES RELATING TO MANOR OF BOW BRICKHILL

BUT INCLUDE MESSUAGES AT NEWPORT PAGNELL, DB72. 11 ITEMS.

Not transcribed