BULL DEEDS DB100-165

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 in the original solicitors 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 one. 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 ().


DB100/1-19

MANOR OF CALDECOTT, CHAPMAN MORTGAGES,

1695-1747

DB100/1   24th December 1695

(See DB109/3&4, AND 184/31-32)

This is a L in advance of RL for Assignment of Mortgage.

1)   Richard Elborrowe of Rugby,

     Anthony Kook, citizen and scrivener of London,

     James Pettiver (sic) citizen and apothecary of London,

2)  Roger Chapman of NP gent and Richard Chapman of Cheshunt, Herts, clerk

Recites that William White of Caldecott gent deceased, Thomas Pomfrett, William Hartley, and Joseph Phillipps by their indenture of the 25th March 1690 mortgaged to John Waller, gent, several Closes of pasture and meadow ground in Caldecott in the parish of NP, called by the several names of Lyon Close, The House Close, and The Great Meadow, for the sum of £550 and for a period of 1000-years

And also recites that John Waller and William White by their indenture of the 26th March 1692 did assign to Anthony Kook in Trust for Richard Elborrowe the aforesaid Closes etc to hold for the residue of the 1000 years

And also William White on 20th Sept 1690 Mortgaged to Nicholas Cooper, gent, the Close called Chattels? now divided into Several parts called Catelese and a meadow containing  24a in Caldecott and all that meadow aforesaid containing  4a in the occupation of Thomas Pomfrett for the sum of £105 for a term of 1000 years, and later by an endorsement he obtained a further £50 from Cooper on this Mortgage

And also recites that Nicholas Cooper assigned the Mortgage on 18th December 1693 to James Pettiver in trust for Richard Elborrowe

Now (1695) Anthony Kook, and James Pettiver at the request and direction of Richard Elborrowe and for 5/- paid to them by Richard and Roger Chapman bargain, sell assign and sett over to Richard Chapman in Trust for Roger Chapman all the aforesaid Closes to have and to hold for the residue of the Several terms of years

Signed Richard Elborrowe, Anthony Kook, James Pettiver

Witnesses:  William Carpenter and David Hull 

Further Assignment as an Endorsement on Reverse dated 5th April 1698 Richard Chapman as Trustee for Roger Chapman and Thomas his son and heir arranges Assignment of Mortgage of £4000 for Roger and Thomas Chapman from William Moore as trustee for Robert Jolly.

DB100/2   14th April 1701

"Newport B" "Premes in Newport and Linford"

Conveyance for £300

1)   Roger Chapman

2)   Richard Chapman

All the two Closes in the parish of Great Linford containing 18a in the occupation of William Ridgeley and Thomas Nicholls and shoote on the Furlongs in NP called Blakelands

Also parcels of meadow in NP containing 25a in Dods Mead late Mr Worralls and adjoining to Richard Chapmans meadow

And all several parcels of Portfield containing 43a next to the lands of Richard Chapman there late of Mr Worralls

Terrier of further lands in deed

DB100/3   10th March 1706

Thomas Chapman Mortgages land to Sir Lacon William Child and William Rogers esq, for £400

DB100/4   20th August 1711

Recites that Thomas Chapman son and heir of Roger Chapman late of Caldecott Mortgaged on 28th Oct 1704, to Francis Duncombe of Broughton the following Cottages and lands in Caldecott for £1000 for a term of 500 years

Messuage in Caldecott late in the occupation of ... Grant and now of ... Grant widow

A Cottage and lands in Caldecott in the occupation of William Dudley, plus lands detailed in Terrier.

Also recites that Thomas borrowed a further £300 and had repaid some of this and now repays £71 10s 0d

DB100/5   9th and 10th August 1713

Mortgage for £1200 by L and RL

1)   Thomas Chapman eldest son of Roger Chapman deceased

2)   Mrs Mary Sheppard of London widow

The Manor of Caldecott with the 8 members and appurtenances thereof;

The Manor or Mansion house of Caldecott,

And all that meadow or pasture called Little Meadow formerly in the occupation of William White,

And a meadow called Long Meadow formerly in the occupation of Henry Roberts,

A Close of pasture called Mill Leys heretofore of George Chapman,

A Close called Home Close

A Close called Lyon Leys

And all that part of Long Meadow thereunto adjoining which together with the last two mentioned Closes were heretofore in the occupation of Ann Carter Widow.

A Close called Great Pasture now divided into two parts, one part thereof heretofore of George Chapman the other of William Harvey. 

A Close called Oat Close heretofore of William White

And two parcels of ground called the Holme and the Coneygree heretofore of William White.

A Cottage in Caldecott formerly occupied by  .... Grace

Also a Cottage formerly of William Dudley,

Two Closes containing 30a lying on the backside of the said Cottage and a pightle adjoining to Willen Ground on the S; and the Great Green on the W. and one of them formerly in the occupation of George Chapman, gent the other sometime divided into 2 Closes formerly in the occupation of .... Grace

Also Several Closes of pasture and arable known as Barley Piece, Hopyard ground and the Hill Ground formerly in the occupation of Richard Adkins and Roger Chivall

Also two Closes of pasture called Great and Little Green as they are now divided formerly in the occupation of .... Grace

Also 3 other cottages and yards, orchards and Closes formerly of Thomas Brimley, William Dudley and Richard Adams

Also a plot of pasture lying before the cottages called Little Green being used in Common with the cottages

A Close of Arable called the Long Furlong

And all the ground of the above and all the Tythes of the above

DB100/6   10th August 1713

Bond for £1236 Chapman to Mary Sheppard. Folded inside above

DB100/7   6th and 7th March 1724

Assignment of Mortgage by L & RL from Mary Sheppard to John Marke in trust for Mr Nathaniel Halhed of Peterham, Surrey gent, who pays £1294 5s 4d.

(The Halheds and John Marke became involved in Caldecote by Dinah Halhed's marriage to Benjamin Pomfrett)

DB100/8   20th and 21st April 1730

Assignment of Mortgage by John Marke in trust for Mr Nathaniel Halhed of Peterham, Surrey gent, to Jacob Sawbridge of London, esq as Trustee for Edward Turner, by L and RL.

Recites the Mortgage from Mary Sheppard and that Thomas Chapman had since Mortgaged the Manor and lands to Nathaniel Halhead for a further £1600, and that now Halhead assigns the Mortgage to Sawbridge for £2137 10s 0d

DB100/10  24th Sept 1735

Assignment of £200 charges on Mr Chapman’s estate from Miss Catherine Chapman to Archibald Cochran Esq and Mr Joshua Young in Trust.

DB100/9   9th and 10th Oct 1744

Conveyance by L and RL of Manor of Caldecott by Roger Chapman to John Pardoe citizen and haberdasher of London, for £21.

Recites that Robert Hall on behalf of himself and the rest of the Judgement Creditors of Roger Chapman exhibited his Bill in the High Court of Chancery for the sale of Roger's estate and a Decree was made on the 7th June 1739, Richard Edwards one of the Masters of that Court was to take an account of what was owed by Roger Chapman.

The Estate was subsequently advertised for Sale and John Pardoe had purchased it for £9500 on 15th March 1743

(Terrier of Land as in DB10/5 above)

DB100/11  3rd May 1745

RL From Joshua Young, Thomas Harris, of Northfleet, Kent and Catherine his wife one of the daughters of Thomas Chapman, and Richard Chapman.

Repayment of Catherine's legacy.

(The following are mainly deeds of RL, from Chapman's various creditors to John Pardoe who is repaying Chapman's debts. He had purchased the Manor subject to this arrangement)

DB100/12  2nd May 1746

RL for Consideration of £74

1)   George Wrighte of Gayhurst

2)   John Pardoe, citizen and haberdasher of London

Recites that Roger Chapman deceased being seized and possessed of the Manor of Caldecott by his Will of 24th July 1702 gave to his granddaughter Elizabeth Chapman, his son Thomas' eldest daughter £500 when she attained the age of 21 or when she married. The rest of his estate he left to his son Thomas who died soon after, seized of the estate.

Elizabeth reached the age of 21 and made her will dated 8th May 1732, she left her sister Rebecca £50 to be paid out of the £500 which her grandfather had left her and desired that Mr Foster of NP would be her executor, she died soon after and Mr Foster proved her Will. Her father Thomas afterwards died and the Manor became vested in her brother Roger

Recites that Rebecca married Henry Joyce, and that Robert Hall on behalf of himself and the rest of the Judgement Creditors of Roger Chapman exhibited his Bill in the High Court of Chancery for the sale of Roger's estate and a Decree was made on the 7th June 1739, Richard Edwards one of the Masters of that Court was to take an account of what was owed by Roger Chapman.

The Estate was subsequently advertised for Sale and John Pardoe had purchased it for £9500 on 15th March 1743

The £50 left to Rebecca by her sister Elizabeth had not been paid and was assigned by her husband to George Wright, and now this amounted with interest to £72 16s 0d. Pardoe as purchaser of the Manor of Caldecott must pay this to Wright.

DB100/13  2nd May 1746

"Assignment of 1000 year term from Mr John Turner and William Steel to Mr Wainwright in Trust for John Pardoe”

Endorsement 21st Dec 1750

"Assignment by Indenture of the 1000-years Mr Wainwright to Tyringham Backwell Esq as Trustee to Attend the Inheritance"

The following payments are made to Edward Turner 

Pardoe pays £6724 19s 11d and a farthing and John Turner and William Steel pay £1000.

DB100/14&15   2nd and 3rd May 1746

Conveyance by L and RL

Mr Sawbridge to Mr Gale and Mr Pardoe

Receipt for £1000 paid by John Turner and Wainwright Steel and for £6274 19s 11 and a halfpence paid by John Pardoe to Mr Edward Turner.

DB100/16  2nd May 1746

RL by Daniel Thomas for £296 16s 2d paid by John Pardoe 

DB100/17  2nd May 1746

RL by John Willy for £175 19s 2d paid by John Pardoe

Includes on separate sheet a Letter of Attorney from John Willey to Samuel Woddell, citizen and draper of London as his Attorney

(Recites details of Chapman family as in DB100/12) and that in the High Court of Chancery on 11th March 1743 Robert Hall defendant and the Judgement Creditors of Roger Chapman, the said Testatrix Elizabeth 's brother is complainant and Roger Chapman and John Willey and others are defendants

DB100/18  2nd May 1746

(Same as DB100/13)

Assignment of Term of 500 years from Mr Sawbridge to Mr Cooper in Trust for John Pardoe

Endorsement 21st Nov 1750 "Assignment of 500 years from Mr Cooper to Mr Barnaby Blackwell as Trustee to Attend the Inheritance"

DB100/19  1st June 1747

(The RL of 2nd June is not present).

L for 1 year The Manor of Caldecott

1)   John Pardoe of London, merchant

2)   Sir Edward Turner of Ambroseden, Oxon, Bart

Recites that the Manor was purchased by Roger Chapman, the father of Thomas Chapman, of Sir William Roberts, knight, James Tyrill Esq and Richard Elborrow, gent. It was heretofore the estate and inheritance of William White, gent deceased, and with the excepted cottages hereinafter mentioned has been since been purchased by John Pardoe. Except for six cottages and gardens in NP, four whereof are now or were late in the occupation of Richard Ping, James Paine, Mary Cole, and Francis Warwick, and the other two adjoin thereto or some or one of them. And also except a small piece of land in NP, whereon some cottages lately stood but which are now ruined, in the possession of Marmaduke West and a Ley of ground in NP late in the possession of Robert Nichols.

(PARA BELOW INSERTED HERE, From DB203 Deeds to land in Marsh End NP which is the Ley ground in possession of Robert Nichols above)

20.6.1755 Recites the will of Roger Chapman (1702) and states that many of the legacies had not been paid by Thomas Chapman and that several large sums remained due charged to the estate of Roger deceased. Several Assignments had been made to John Pardoe and he was now entitled to many of the legacies and several sums of money, therefore (quotes orders of Court of Chancery) in favour of Robert Hall and John Pardoe as Creditors of the Chapman estate. About the year 1745 John Pardoe claimed and was given possession of several of the messuages, and lands etc of Thomas and Robert Chapman. Pardoe then purchased Ejectments against the several tenants in possession of the several premises and that he then conveyed to Edward Bowles the remainder of the lease for £80.


DB101/1-28

DEEDS TO COTTAGES IN MARSH END, 1667-1854

DEED OF 1751 INCLUDES 2 COTTAGES IN ST JOHN STREET

DB101/1   27th August 1667   "No 8"

Bargain and Sale by RL for £22

(The L of the previous day is not present)  

1)   William Eason (signed Egan) of Stoney Stratford, tailor and Mary his wife, late the wife of William Gilbert of NP yeoman, deceased

2)   Thomas Gilbert of NP, mason

All those messuage cottages, tenements, yards, orchards, gardens, pightells, closes, and backside which were the property of William Gilbert, brother to Thomas Gilbert, and which William Gilbert purchased of Richard Ridgeley and William Ridgeley, now in the several occupation of Thomas Sutton, Bartholomew Line? and the said William

Witnesses:  SS Goldwell, William Webb, John Hearne and J Chapman.

DB101/2 and 3 Bonds re above

DB101/4   27th Feb 1677 "No 10"

RL for £40

1)   John (written as Richard but crossed out and altered to John) Barwick, butcher and Priscilla his wife and Mary Cooke spinster one of the Daughters and co-heir of Edward Cooke late of NP, tanner deceased.

2)   Thomas Gilbert, mason

Messuage in Marsh End in occupation Henry Geary and all the houses, orchard and ground of the said Priscilla and Mary belonging and taken as part and parcel thereof.

Except and always reserved out of this present grant, One Bay of building and lean-to thereunto adjoining now in the occupation of Alice Burgess widow and situate next the gate together with a free right of way in and out of the said gate to the said Bay of building.

Witnesses:  Richard Newman and Jo Underwood

DB101/5   13th Sept 1684

"No 11 and this is to be kept for Elizabeth Gilbert"

Marriage Settlement

1)   Thomas Gilbert, of Bromham Beds, mason.

2)   Thomas Davis of Bozeat, Northants, bone lace merchant, John Lyn, mason, Jonathan Davis, joyner, son of the said Thomas Davis and Elizabeth Gilbert Daughter of the said Thomas Gilbert.

Thomas Gilbert settles on the proposed marriage "All that one Cottage now in the Tenure of Thomas Bynnion with the outhouses, buildings, yard, and orchard. The River Ouse on the E; the grounds of Thomas Gilbert in the Tenure of Joseph Hoddell on the N; the ground of Thomas Chambers on the S; together with a little parcel of housing or building containing One Bay intended for a Joyners shop now or late the parcel of the messuage of the said Thomas Gilbert in the occupation of Joseph Hoddell, which said parcel of housing intended abutteth on the Common Street towards the W.

Except and Always reserved out of these presents to Thomas Gilbert and his heirs and assigns free Right of Way upon, through and from the said Orchard and for hanging and drying of clothes in and upon the said orchard, and into the said yard to and from the well in the yard for drawing water."

DB101/6 and 7 1st and 2nd Nov 1697 L and RL for £20

RL is endorsed "No 15"

1)   Priscilla Barricke widow, heretofore the relict of Edward Cooke, tanner, and Mary and Elizabeth Cook spinsters of the Cittye of London the Daughters and co-heirs of Edward Cook.

2)   Thomas Gilbert, of Bletsoe Beds, mason. 

All that Cottage or 1 Bay of building and lean-to adjoining with Appurtenances in Marsh End now in the occupation of Priscilla Barwick and adjoining next to the Cottage of Thomas Gilbert now in the possession of Thomas Birch with Right of Way to the well in the yard and thro the gate to the said bay of building and lean-to.

Witnesses:  Robert Brittan and Henry Wagstaffe

DB101/8   15th Jan 1697      "No 16"

Thomas Gilbert's Mortgage of £50 at 5% from James Allbright of Woburn, maltster for a term of 500 years at rent of 1 peppercorn p.a.

Property Mortgaged is "All those 7 cottages with the Orchard and the several garden plots in Marsh End now in the Tenures of John Wiles, Robert Parrat, Henry Kemp, Thomas Birch,....Smith widow, Ann Tomson spinster and Priscilla Barwick widow. The house and Ground of Richard Johnson now in the Tenure of Thomas Clarke on the E; the house and ground of Elizabeth Chambers in the occupation of Luke Sibthorpe alias butcher on the W; and the River Ousel there on the S. One part of which said Cottage and premises Thomas Gilbert purchased of William Eason and Mary his wife and the other part he lately purchased of Priscilla Barwick and Mary and Elizabeth Cook her Daughters.

Witnesses:  John Marriott and Henry Wagstaff

DB101/9   Bond re above

DB101/10  9th Nov 1704 "No 17"

Assignment of Mortgage of £50 from George Ward of Aspley Guise, carpenter to T Rider, salesman.

Allbright left the Mortgage to his wife Elizabeth now deceased and George Ward is her Sole Exec.

Witnesses:  Benjamin Pomfrett and N. Tookey

DB101/11 Bond T Gilbert to T Rider

DB101/12  10th Dec 1705 "No 18"

Thomas Gilbert's repays Mortgage, Nicholas Chibnall, draper is trustee to attend the inheritance of the Fee Simple

1)   Thomas Rider, salesman

2)   Thomas Gilbert

3)   Nicholas Chibnall, draper

DB101/13      Bond John Richardson

DB101/14 and 15         19th and 20th Dec 1705 "No 9"

Sale by L and RL for £72.3.0

All those 7 cottages with the Orchard and the several garden plots in Marsh End now in the Tenures of John Wiles, Ann Smith, Ann Tomson, Elizabeth Hutton, Richard Line, Edward Bennett and Elizabeth Harvey. The House and Ground of Richard Johnson now in the Tenure of Thomas Cowley on the E; the house and ground of John Cooper and Elizabeth his wife, late of Elizabeth Chambers in the occupation of Luke Sibthorpe alias butcher on the W; and the River Ouse there on the S.

To be held forever of the Chief Lord Of Fees.

DB101/16      20th Dec 1705

Bond T Gilbert to T Rider

DB101/17      2nd Oct 1751

Marriage Settlement by RL

1)   William Travell of Haversham, yeoman the cusin and heir of Thomas Travell the younger late of Bedford, yeoman

2)   Thomas Gibbs of Whaddon, butcher and Alice his wife (heretofore the widow of William Tappin, deceased and the Daughter and heir of William Travell)

3)   John Chappell the younger of Shenley, yeoman and Francis Clarke of Shenley, yeoman.

Property as below settled on Chappell and Clarke as Trustees for Thomas Gibbs and Alice recently married  

All those 7 cottages with the Orchard and the several garden plots in Marsh End now in the Tenures of Edward Bennett, John Stanley, John Pierce, William Coats, James Leath and Mary Abbitt,

And Also the Orchard now in the possession of .... Anstead widow.

Also 2 other messuage in St John Street wherein Dorothy Line and .... Downing widow now live. The house and ground of Mr Leverett now in the occupation of William Barrett on one side and the house and ground of .... Gill widow in the occupation of William Frost on the other and fronting St John St.

Endorsement 28.2.1767

"William Tappin son of Alice wife of Thomas Gibbs by her former husband William Tappin having become 21 years of age and entitled to £30 charged on part of the premises in the within written indenture, Acknowledges receipt of £30 from Robert Pearson lace merchant the present owner of all the premises".

DB101/18      14th June 1764

Assignment of the residue of 1000-year Mortgage of £49.16 7 and halfpence of Mr William Travell deceased on 7 cottages in Marsh End.

1)   John Claridge of Towcester, miller

2)   Thomas Gibbs of Whaddon, butcher, who survived his wife Alice the Daughter and heir of William Travell.

3)   Robert Pearson, lace merchant

Witnesses:  Thomas Wright Junior and John Hurst.

DB101/19       18th March 1766

Assignment of the Mortgage by Robert Pearson and Thomas Gibbs to Edward Whitton of Northampton gent.

The 7 Cottages are now in occupation of James Leath, William Coates,.... Stanley, Rebecca Wilkinson, .... Bennett widow, Ann Line and James Dixon.

Witnesses:  William Frost and George Pitt Hurst

DB101/20 and 21         19th and 20th March 1766

Sale by L and RL, for £155

1)   Thomas Gibbs

2)   Robert Pearson

The 7 Cottages formerly in occupation of .... Bennett, John Stanley, John Pierce, William Coates, James Leath and Mary Abbott, are now of Edward Robinson, William Bull, John Pearson, William Coates, James Newton, Robert Parrott and Ambrose Ward

Witnesses:  as above

Endorsements

"The orchard within mentioned is sold to Mr George Osborn"

"April 1794 the Cottage within mentioned in the occupation of ... Robinson widow is sold and conveyed to Joseph Davis with a barn and garden adjoining, Another Cottage within mentioned in the occupation of ...... is sold to Joseph Davis".

DB101/22      5th April 1794

Feoffment for £32.10s 0d

1)   Robert Pearson, gent

2)   Joseph Davis, cordwainer

3)   George Osborne, woolstapler the Trustee for Davis

The messuage of widow Robinson abutting the messuage of Robert Pearson in the occupation of ... Hughes widow and a barn adjoining to the messuage of Robert Pearson and a small garden area 22 feet by 22 feet, which messuage is part of the several cottages owned by Robert Pearson.

Witnesses:  William Lucas and William Leverett

DB101/23      10th Oct 1794

Feoffment for £14 10s 0d with Covenant to produce deeds

1)   Robert Pearson, gent

2)   Thomas Meacher, common Brewer

3)   Joseph Davis, cordwainer and George Osborn, woolstapler his Trustee

Cottage in Marsh End adjoining another Cottage of Davis at the westward end thereof and now in the occupation of Sarah Hughes widow, together with a little piece of ground at the end of the messuage whereon a building lately stood.

Because the title deeds relate also to other property sold by Pearson to Meacher there is a schedule of the deeds from 1677 at the bottom of the Feoffment, and a covenant by Meacher to produce the deeds as required.

DB101/24      5th April 1795

Feoffment for £27 18 0d

1)   Robert Pearson, gent

2)   Joseph Davis, cordwainer and George Osborne, woolstapler his Trustee

All those two messuages now in the occupation of Joseph Robinson and Thomas Battison adjoining a messuage of Thomas Meacher now in the occupation of Thomas Burgess on one side and the messuage of Joseph Davis now in the occupation of Sarah Hughes on the other, which premises were formerly part of 7 messuages with an orchard.

DB101/25 and 26         30th and 31st August 1813

Sale by L and RL for £280

1)   Joseph Davis, cordwainer

2)   Thomas Eaglestone, cordwainer and George Rose, watchmaker his trustee.

All those 5 cottages as lately erected and built on the site where 4 cottages sometime stood

And Also all that barn to the same new erected messuages belonging,

Also a little piece of garden ground 37 ft long by 16 ft wide.

And which said 5 newly erected cottages are part of the premises of 7 cottages purchased by Robert Pearson.

The 4 cottages had been in the occupation of Widow Robinson, Robert Pearson, Sarah Hughes widow, James Robinson and Thomas Battison, but the 5 newly built are in the occupation of Thomas Burgess, Ann Warner, John Pettit, Elizabeth Battison and Thomas Eaglestone.

And a Free right of Way for Thomas Eaglestone and the 5 tenants through and over a certain gateway or passage between the houses occupation by Edward Cook and William Judge leading to and from the premises hereby granted.

Also a Free right of way for the same into and through a certain gate or passage leading into the yard of Joseph Davis for fetching water from a certain well in the yard. To which Well Thomas Eaglestone hereby covenants agrees to fit a pump. The well is to be maintained forever by Eaglestone and Davis.

Witnesses:  Joseph Arrowsmith and J Arrowsmith   

DB101/27      7th Sept 1821

Copy of a 500-year Lease.

1)   Thomas Eaglestone, cordwainer

2)   Robert Gamble

3)   George Cooch, gent

4)   Christopher Burnett, lacemerchant and Thomas Barnes, schoolmaster

Lease for 500 years, £15 Rent p.a. payable from 2 to 1 during the life of 1.

Three newly erected cottages lately built on a plot where formerly stood 2 cottages and a barn. The former 2 cottages were in the occupation of widow Robinson, Robert Pearson and Sarah Hughes widow, But the 3 new cottages were in the occupation of Thomas Burgess, Ann Warner and John Pettit and are now of Thomas Burgess, .... Biggs and John Cross. 

With a Free right of Way for the 5 tenants through and over a certain gateway or passage between the houses occupied by Edward Cook and William Judge, also the use of the well on the premises of Joseph Davis and the use of the Privy standing near the premises.

DB101/28      13th Feb 1854

Conveyance for £40

1)   George Faulkener of Cranfield, tanner and Alice Marr, widow

2)   Robert Gamble, tailor

3)   William Thickpenny, gardener

4)   Chas Hudson, gent

5)   Charles Bateman, poulterer

Recites L and RL of the 6th and 7th Sept 1821 whereby the premises were leased to Gamble and the Indenture of the 17th Aug 1828 which related the death of Eaglestone and that the rent of £15 had regularly been paid to him during his lifetime and that with his death the 500 year lease had ceased and become void.

The 3 cottages were mortgaged by Gamble to Daniel Goodman, victualler on a Mortgage of £60 for a term of 1000years. By his Will dated 11th march 1852 Goodman left his estate to his trustees George Faulkner and Alice Marr (she lived in Cottage at rear of White Hart, Goodman died Oct 1859) the Mortgage was repaid by Gamble to the Trustees and Gamble now sells the cottages to Thickpenny.      

The 3 new cottages formerly in the occupation of Thomas Burgess, Ann Warner and John Pettit and late in the occupation of Thomas Burgess, Robert Cook and John Cross are now of George Golding, John Daniel and Thomas Ablethorp.


DB102/1-30

MANOR OF TICKFORD, ATKINS ESTATE,

TICKFORD PRIORY, CALDECOTE MILL, RECTORY OF NP,

LANDS IN NP, LATHBURY AND GAYHURST, AND ATKINS FAMILY DEEDS TO ESTATES IN SURREY AND MIDDX. 1676-1710

(These Deeds are mostly covered in a later Abstract of Title see DB159b)

DB102/1   10th January 1676

“No55” “Jan 10 1676 Sir Richard Atkins his Settlement”

Sealed and Delivered by Sir Rd Atkins and Dame Rebecca Atkins, Henry Atkins, James Allen and Thomas Cremer.

Witnesses:  Edward Atkins, Henry Halford, and Richard Brice

Sealed and delivered by Thomas Pococke, Witnesses:  Henry Nourse and John Greene.

DB102/2

“No 56” 17th February 1676

“Articles of Agreement between SRA and his son Henry”

DB102/3   29th March 1676

“No57”    “ye mortgage of Henry Atkins Esq to Sir Rd Atkins for £500 to be payd to Rebecka Atkins, Ye Counterpart”

DB102/4   19th February 1676

“No58”    “The Security from SRA and Mr Henry Atkins to Mr Justice Atkins for £2650”

DB102/5   28 Chas II

“No59” Chirograph of Fine

DB102/6   Hillary Term 29 Chas II 1677

“No60”    Thomas Cremer demandant, Jacob Allen and Thos Pococke tenants

DB102/7   20th April 1678

“No61”    “A Settlement dated as above made to Edward Atkyns and Charles Haynes in Trust ye counterpart of a Release”

DB102/8   14th MY 1678

“No62”   

This is missing from my photocopy of 159b must get a copy

DB102/9&10    6th and 7th December 1678

“No63”    “The Release of the Inheritance from Mr Atkins to Mr Boteler of Thistleworth Middx for securing payment of £530

DB102/11  30th November 1681

“No64”

DB102/12  2nd May 1682

(this is part of No 65 below)

DB102/13  2nd May 1682 (another copy)

“The lease for a year made upon the settling all the Estate at Clapham in Surrey and in Newport Pagnell upon young Sir Richard’s marriage with Elizabeth Byde

DB102/14

“No65” (Very large heavy parchment deed)

“The Marriage Settlement of Sir Richard Atkins Esq”.

(See DB38/2)

DB102/15  Trinity Term 1682

“No66”

DB102/16  20th December 1684

“No 67”

DB102/17&18   19th and 20th December 1684

“Nos 68 & 69”

(This is in DB159b but the list of grounds is not so complete there).

DB102/19  20th December 1684 (Folded inside above)

“No3” Receipt for £280 paid by Richard Atkins to George Cherry

Witnesses:  Thomas Potter, William Hartley and Henry Wagstaffe.

DB102/20  10th January 1684

“No 70”   “Mr Atkins deed to Lead Use”

DB102/21  Hilary 1684

“No 71”

DB102/22  1st December 1685

“N072”    “A Lease for a year made by Richard Atkins to Thomas Poweys Esq., of a Half Yard Land in NP from Michaelmass last before the date

The Half Yardland consisted of 2 and a half acres on Clapper Leyes. (Terrier of Lands in Deed)

DB102/23  2nd December 1685

“No73”    The RL of Above

(NOTE No 74 missing but is described in the Abstract DB159b as a Counterpart of Above)

DB102/24  15th February 1687

“No 75”   “Lease for a Year by Richard Atkins to Thomas Poweys

DB102/25  16th February 1687

“No 76”   “Richard Atkins Esq., and Sir Thomas Poweys mortgage to Augustine Jones, gent.

(Note No 77 missing)

DB102/26  12th July 1695

“No78”    “Deed of Appointment”   “17”

“The writing made by Sir Richard Atkins, Bart for the Charging the Estate with younger Childrens portions”

DB102/27  20th September 1709

“No79”    “Release for Sir Richard Atkins of certain lands in NP to Lady Rebecca Atkins upon her paying the sum of £200 plus interest on the mortgage of Atkins and Poweys”

DB102/28  3rd March 1709

“No 80”   (9) “The Lady Atkins Generall Release to Sir Henry Atkins”

DB102/29&30   1st and 2nd December 1710

“Nos 81 & 82” L and “Release of Lady Atkins of Half Yardland in NP for Henry Atkins”    

(With above Deeds are a Chirograph of a Fine and part of a Seal).


DB103 AND DB104

MANOR OF TICKFORD, ATKINS ESTATE,

FAMILY AND MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS, 1711-1723.

See DB 38/2


DB105/1-8

DEEDS RELATING TO DR ATKINS ESTATE, 1608-26

MAINLY TICKFORD AND CALDECOTE, RECTORY AND TYTHES OF NP,

SALE CATALOGUE OF 1800 INCLUDES REPUTED MANOR OF CALDECOTE AND KICKLES FARM AT NP

DB105/1   20th Oct 1608

"No/8/"  "Cartwight"

Henry Atkins Exemplification of a Recovery, Lands in Tickford

DB105/2   20th July 1610

"12 deleted and (10) inserted"    "Emelyn"

To do with Chancery Case re Manor of Tickford

DB105/3   20th June 1613

Endorsed

"Memo that cheife words (and if the payment of norm yd anything shall happen to bee due) were interlined before and Baling and delivery of his work”.

Signed    Henry Atkins

          Robert Platt

          John Burton

          Robert Smith"

“Mr Duncombe's lease of the Tythes of the Close and Salledge”

1)   Henry Atkins and Mary his wife, and William Carpenter of Deanshanger, Northants, gent

2)   Francis Duncombe of Broughton, Esq., and Roger Nicholls of Willen, gent.

Witnesseth that Duncombe and Nicholls hold;

A Close of pasture called the Kickle 120a

1 meadow called Kickles meadow 20a

The Sallage 30a

The Sallage meadow 12a

1 Close called Bury Field 200a

1 meadow called Bury Field 50a

1 meadow called the Grene Close 20a for .... years yet enduring

All in the parish of NP

And whereas Henry Atkins and his wife being the owners of the Parsonage of NP hath heretofore demised to the said William Carpenter the Tythes of the said ground so demised whereof the said Duncombe and Nicholls were possessed.

And whereas the said William Carpenter hath commenced suit in the Court of Audience against Duncombe and Nicholls and John Dent? for the Tythes of the said grounds other than the said Green Close, and the said Duncombe, Nicholls and Dent hath obtained a ... in the Court of Common Pleas upon a suggestion that a rate charge of £30 pa hath been payd time out of mind of man to the parson of NP or his servants or deputies yearly in discharge and satisfaction of all Tythes due to him in (Kickles etc as above) yearly.

As for the Tythes yearly coming within Bury Field and Bury Meadow..... More in original deed 

Mentions annual payment to William Carpenter of £10 6s.

DB105/4   9th Feb 1615

“Mr Thomas and Mr William White's RL to Dr Atkins of and in 1 Holme or piece of grounde adjoining to the Floodgate of Caldecot"

1)   Mr Thomas and Mr William White of Caldecott, gents

2)   Dr Henry Atkins Dr of physick and one of his Majestie's Physicians in Ordinary

The Whites RL to Atkins for divers good reasons and in full and peaceable possession the "Holme or piece of grounde adjoining to the Fludgates of Caldecott Myll and shooting up in length over against the house of the said Thomas White, the ryver lienge between the said piece of ground and the said house, which piece of ground doth lye betwixt the Mill Dam of the West and Tickford Mead called Dam Mead on the East; also 2 shillings rent paid for the same, and all rents profits etc issuing out of the same" To have and to hold for ever.

Witnesses:  Henry Banks, William Carpenter and William Bowyer servant to John Powe

DB105/5   24th Feb 1622

Letter to Dr Atkins from William Carpenter re a Survey of Atkins lands in Newport Pagnell that he has carried out.

(List of Lands in Dr Atkin's hand)

Sir

I have done what I cann in your

Business at Newport, and I fynde

that most of the grounds neyther ever

nor have benne otherwise called than

By the names you gave them, only the

Kykle and one or 2 others which I have

instructed you in  One Holme called

The Flaggy Holme and one lyttle iland

which was nott in your note butt doe belong

to the same & you shall fynde the estimation

of them in your note & myne also sent

back to you. So praying for your health  

I commit you to the grace of god resting

          Yours in      to BR remained

                        William Carpenter

Tykford Abbey this

24:  feb: 1622

DB105/5

Bury mead 30 acr

Bury close

Bury field

Clausum pastura vocat le Kykell

Clausum prati vocat le Kykell meadow

Clausum pastura vocat ye Sallage

Clausum prati vocat ye Sallagemead

Una pecia prati vocat westmead hooke

Alia pecia prati in Westmead

Terra arabilis iacent simal in Portfield Honyland 30 acres

Clausum pasture vocat Shipcot close 2 roods

Clausum prati vocat Oxmead close 1 acre

Clausum pasture vocat water leas 3 acr  (or 2?)

Clausum pasture vocat new close 19 acr

Clausum prati vocat kinges holme

______

South hedge is thought to be the place where

the shepherds house standeth & is by the street

Eight acres is thought to be Watercloses 

The warren for Conyes is in the Sallage

Flaggy holme you named nott butt is

part of the thinge 4 AC

A little Iland called the shoulder of mutton

you named nott

South hedge is thought to be the place

where the shepherds house standeth

by the streetsyde at the going in into

the berry field

Pecia Piece

Simal Same

DB105/6   27th March 1617

(Old (26) in brackets is deleted and No 21 added)

An Exemplification of a Recovery at the request of Dr Atkins

Of Lands in Tickford and NP

DB105/7   29th June 2 Charles 1626

"The Counterparte of Sir John Temple’s Agreement for not plowing the Kickles above 4 years"

Agreement between Henry Atkins, doctor and John Temple of Biddlesden, knight.

Recites Decree in Chancery dated Thursday 22nd inst between Henry Atkins plaintiff and John Temple and others defendants, for and concerning the plowing up and converting into tillage of various ancient pasture grounds sometime parcel of the demesnes of NP, Bucks, as by the said Decree where unto relation being had at large doth and may appear.

Notwithstanding the said Decree is fully concluded and agreed between the said parties.

HA covenants and agrees with JT that it shall be lawfull for JT to plowe and convert so much of the said tillage as at the day and date of these presents and sowed with any kinds of corne or grain for the fower (4) next years ensuinge after this croppe of corne now growing or being upon the said grounds.

JT promises and agrees to comply

Witnesses:  Edward Atkins, Peter Thompson and Michael Woole

DB105/8       1800

Printed Sale Catalogue of Freehold Estates at Newport Pagnell Bucks and elsewhere to be sold by Messrs Skinner, Dyke and Skinner on Wed 22nd Jan 1800 at Garraway's coffee House, Change Alley, Cornhill, London.

Lot 1 Reputed Manor of Caldecot, Manor House, farmhouse lands etc

Lots 2-8 Lands at Caldecot

Lot 9 Caldecot Water mill, mill house and garden, with meadow of 1a

Lot 10 Kickles Farm, farmhouse, yard and gardens with 210a,

“Lot 10 was purchased by William Lucas for £9050”


DB106/1-3    

DEEDS RE ESTATE OF THOMAS WILSON, BAKER,

A BANKRUPT, 1790-91

DB106/1-2     13th Nov. 1790

Two copies of Assignment in Trust for the Creditors of Thomas Wilson, baker.

1)   Thomas Wilson, late of NP and now of Great East Cheap, City of London, baker

2)   The Creditors

3)   Thomas Warner of Caldecote, NP, miller and Robert Andrewes of Astwood, grazier who are two of the principal creditors

Assignment of his Goods, Stock in Trade, Household goods and cash also £200 from Marriage settlement.

Recites Marriage Settlement between Thomas and Elizabeth Palmer trustees were Revd William Bull and John Palmer.

List of Creditors includes Thomas Odell and John Coles both Victuallers of NP.

Contents of house described room by room this is an interesting and useful document, list is quite extensive stock. Does not say where house is, could be in London but more likely at Piddington, Northants, see DB106/3/3 

DB106/3/1     20th April 1791

Assignment by Creditors of Thomas Wilson of above stock to Robert Collison who pays 8/- in the £.

Endorsed “A Receipt dated 21st Jan. 1845 for £200 received from the Revd T.P.Bull the sole surviving Executor of William Bull the surviving trustee of the Marriage Settlement between Thomas and Elizabeth Palmer (both now deceased) by Robert Collison”.

DB106/3/2     11th Nov 1788

Marriage Settlement between Thomas and Elizabeth Palmer, trustees were Revd William Bull and John Palmer. Elizabeth has inheritance of £200, which is her dowery

DB106/3/3     5th Dec 1791

Sale of Household Furniture, Goods etc from house at Piddington for £40

1)   Thomas Wilson of Piddington, baker

2)   Robert Collison surgeon and apothecary

DB106/3/4     18th Oct 1791

Bond Thomas Wilson of Piddington to Robert Collison


DB106/4-11

WILL AND PAPERS RELATING TO ESTATE

OF THOMAS KILPIN IRONMONGER, DECD, 1796-1802

DB106/4       5th Oct 1796

Probate of Will of Thomas Kilpin, senior ironmonger, deceased

To son Thomas 4 copyhold messuages at Cranfield

Executors are Revd Samuel Greatheed, and John Kilpin (his brother) of Bedford, ironmonger and son Thos.

Children are Thomas, John, Elizabeth and Mary.

DB106/5/1-2        9th April 1796

Marriage Settlement between Thomas Kilpin, junior, ironmonger and stationer and Esther Palmer, dowery is £200 which is in the hands of Revd William Bull.

Witnesses:  are Sarah Palmer and Hannah Bull

DB106/6       Executors of Thomas Kilpin Receipts dated 28.4.1797 for £5 each paid to Elizabeth Barker, Ann Barker, Hannah Barker and Mary Barker 

DB106/7       Executors of Thomas Kilpin Receipts

6.10.1797 £500 to Daughter Elizabeth Higgs wife of James Higgs

27.3.1798 £500 to Daughter Mary King wife of Richard King

26.1.1802 £476.10.6 to son William Barker Kilpin

24.11.1800 £650 to son John Kilpin

DB106/8       1807

County Fire insurance Policy No 84516 for property of Thomas Kilpin, gent,

Cottage and barn adjoining brick and slate in the Paggs in Tenure of Walters, labourer £60

Dwelling house thatched in Marsh End in Tenure of Miles and Johnson, labourers £60.

DB106/9

Account of Personal estate of Thomas Kilpin, gent deceased who died Jan 1839, value £2175 executors are W.B.Bull and T.P. Bull

DB106/10      11th Sept 1843

Final RL

1)   John Palmer Kilpin of Northampton, draper, Revd John Nillis of Lavenham and Elizabeth his wife, Ann Kilpin, spinster, John Metcalf of London, boot manufacturer and Sarah Palmer his wife who is late Sarah Palmer Neal, widow of NP who are all children of Thomas Kilpin deceased.

2)   Revd T.P.Bull

Recites Indenture of 13.3.1840 between

1)   Esther Kilpin widow of Thos

2)   John Palmer Kilpin and others

Recites Will of Thomas Kilpin written 13.5.1834 in which he left his wife Esther £20 and all furniture etc.

DB106/11      Aug 13th 1802

Entire letter with BEDFORD straight-line cancellation and Ms 4. Dear cousin .... from John Kilpin.


DB106/12-20

MANOR OF CALDECOTE, DEEDS RELATING TO CALDECOTE MILL

AND ESTATE OF WILLIAM BACKWELL,

1744-91

CALDECOTE MILL

DB106/12-13      9th and 10th October 1744

Copies of Conveyance by L and RL

1)   Roger Chapman of Caldecote Esq

2)   John Pardoe citizen and haberdasher of London

Recites Decree in Chancery.

Property conveyed is Mill, Closes and Cottages.

DB106/14      3rd May 1745

Conveyance of property as above

1)   Joshua Young, Thomas Harris, Catherine Harris, Richard Chapman

2)   Mrs Backwell

DB106/15-16        26th Nov 1755

2 copies of Articles of Agreement between Sir Richard Atkins and William Backwell. To sell Caldecote Mill, Millhouse, and gardens in occupation Joseph Warney at £6 p.a., on 25th March next for £1475  

DB106/17

Document re Me Backwells's case for consideration

DB106/18  1796

William Backwell's Abstract of Title for Caldecote Mill etc sold to Mr Hooton. Commences 1.1.1756.

DB106/19      30th May 1772

Marriage Settlement in anticipation of marriage of William Backwell formerly known as William Harwood of St James, Westminster, the devisee of the Will of William Backwell of the same place, to Margaret Catherine Aspinall.

Excellent description of the Manor, Mill, Fields Tenants etc of Caldecote.

DB106/20      8th April 1791

William Backwell's Indenture to secure £8000 in connection with the marriage settlement.


DB106/21-24

WILL OF ELIZABETH WALKER, WIDOW

AND PAPERS RELATING TO EXECUTORSHIP,

1701-1869

DB/106/21    

Copy of Will of Elizabeth Walker; widow (written 16th Oct 1791

To niece Jane York, £10, to sister Grace wife of James Beach £10, to sister Martha York £10, and if she dies then to Grace. To sons in law James Walker and Richard Walker £2 each, to Daughter in law Sarah Smith £4, to Julia wife of John Walker of Ampthill £3

Executors are Henry Keep of Carlton, farmer.

Witnesses:  are Edwin Carr, Attorneys clerk and Ann Carr, stationer.

DB106/22  List of Bequests in above estate.

DB106/23  Receipts of Legatees

DB106/24  20th April 1869

Receipt for 10/6d paid by W R Bull to John Goodwin for Inventory and valuation of Household furniture and goods of Elizabeth Walker. Value £56.16.5d


DB106/26-31

MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, DRAFT RL OF QUIT RENT, 1883

LETTER FROM WALTER B BULL (1904) RE RESPONSIBILITY FOR

HIGHWAY REPAIRS, MENTIONS SITE OF THE SHAMBLES AND MARKET HILL.

EXTRACTS FROM STEWARDS ACCOUNTS 1770-1830

DB106/26      11th August 1883

Draft of RL of Annual Quit Rent of 15/- payable out of property at Astwood

1)   The misses Newby ladies of the Manor of NP, of Hillesden Villa, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex, spinsters

2)   Col. E J Stacey Clitherow

Folded inside this draft are DB106/27/1-13 which are letters re the above dated from 11.7.1883 to 8.9.04.

Some also mention a piece of land in Willen Road situate between the road and the Ouzel. (See DB146)

(The letter of 1904 is interesting and is given in full below).

DB106/27      8th Sept 1904

Letter from Walter B. Bull to his nephew Frederick William Bull

My Dear Fred,      Newby

I had another talk with Whitworth and left the papers with him. I have since made a search about the £3.3.0. Highway Repairs and send herewith a copy of result forwarded by this post to Whitworth. I do not know if you can locate Baker's Hill - I cant- Goodwin says he can remember the last Shamble in front of the Saracens Head and I believe and have a sort of impression that Farr once told me that the £3.3.0 was paid in respect of a piece of land thereabouts. The payment ought to have ceased long ago but I think there was a sort of impression that if a `ohs’ was made about it the people might retaliate by declining to pay their quit rents.

I see when a Court was to be held notice was given in Church at a cost of 1/-!

Hope you will have it fine for your weekend - -it has been damp and dull here today.

I see the Warrant is out against Hull.

                   Love to Helen

                   Your Affect. Uncle

                   Walter B. Bull

                        Excuse Haste.

DB106/28-29

Extracts from Will of Charles Marius Hardy, surgeon

DB106/30      10th August 1904

Re Newby Deceased Manor of NP

Opinion and Requisitions on Title by W. Whitworth, 1 New Square, Lincolns Inn. Suggests Will of Maria Newby 31st March 1858 is Root of Title.

DB106/31      Manor of NP

Extracts from Payments of Stewards Accts Jan 1761 to March 1830 all relate to Repairs to Highway and Market Hill.

(This is the paper sent by W.B.Bull to Whitworth see DB106/27/13 above, I have selected the following extracts)

1770 26/4d paid to Thomas Wilkinson for repairing the pavement in the street by the Shambles

1783 Paid to Thomas Robinson for repairing Market Hills and pavement in the street by the Shambles

1790 To Richard Pettifer for work done at Market Hills and Cannon Corner

1799 Paid to Surveyor of Highways for repairs by the Shambles

1830 First entry in which the road is called High Street

W.B.Bull made the following note "The ground now known as Market Hill is near Bury Field Gate and outside the Malting of the Brewery. The Shambles were near the Swan outside the Saracen's Head. The High Street is now a main road and taken over by the BCC”.

Some extracts mentioned Bakers Hill but W.B.Bull did not know where this was.

(The Common Bakehouse was on or near the site of the Dolphin on Market Hill. Was Bakers Hill an earlier name for Market Hill)


DB107/1

BURGAGE IN HIGH ST NP, 1613

DB107/1       23rd April 1613 11 James I

RL

1)   George Potter of Northampton

2)   Anthony Potter of NP and Anthony Potter of Harrold, Beds

Quitclaim of a Burgage in NP in tenure of Anthony Potter

Witnesses:  James Colewell, Ecumunis of the town of Northampton and Henry Fflemyne (Fleming)


DB107/2-3

LEASES OF LANDS IN TICKFORD BY `TRUSTEES’ OF THE MANOR OF

NEWPORT PAGNELL AND TICKFORD, RECITES ROYAL GRANT OF MANOR

TO EDMUND CONNEY, THOMAS BARNES ARTHUR HUMFREY, GENT, 1624.

DB107/2       20th April 1628 4 Charles I

1)   Edmund Conney, Thomas Barnes Arthur Humfrey, gent

2)   John Cowley, blacksmith, Thomas Beard, husbandman and John Purratt of Willen

Recites Grant 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, Leased to Edmund Conney, Thomas Barnes and Arthur Humfrey for 99 years, the Manor of NP with the 8 members and Appurtenances thereof and all and singular Houses, Edifices, Buildings, Barns, Stables, Dovehouses, Orchards, Gardens, Yards, Lands, Tenements, Meadows, Pastures  etc.

Except and always reserved to the King

All Royal Mines, Lead Mines,

All Knight's Fees,

All Water Mills in NP including the yearlie rent of £7 for the Mills,

Also the Parke of Tickford and all yearly rents from it.

And Also all lands and tenements in NP of the yearly rent of £4.11.1d. granted to Robert Pake, Earl of Leicester by Queen Elizabeth in 1573-4.    

Also the Nomination and Presentation of the Master of the Hospital within NP and the Foundership and Patronage of the Hospital.

Rent for the term of 31 years then to come and unexpired (previously on 26.2.1624-5, 22 James I let to Henry Atkins Dr in Physike) Rent was £69.18s 3d and 1lb of Pepper corn per year payable to the Kings Stewards of the premises and after 31 years rent was £75.8s 4 and a half pence and 1lb pepper corn per year for the rest of the 99 years.

The Manor to be Assigned by Conney, Barnes and Humfrey in Trust For John Cowley his heirs and assigns.

Now the three Trustees at the request of John Cowley sell and to farm lett to Thomas Beard and John Purratt all the messuage with Appurtenances, barn, stables, yards, and pightle thereto adjoining containing 1.5a in Tickford late in the tenure of James Cowley now of John Cowley at rent of 5/-. Which messuage and premises were formerly in the occupation of Richard Cowley, amongst other things by the particular thereof of the ancient rent of 20/- in the whole.

Reserved to Conney, Barnes and Humfrey was the liberty, interest and authority for them in their tenants and undertenants of the residue of the said Manor and premises.

To hold to Beard and Purratt from 2.11.1655 for 6 and a half years in Trust for John Cowley. And John Cowley confirms that he will never reclaim the premises.  

Witnesses:  John Parker, John Chapman and William Hartley.

DB107/3       29th June 1628

(See DB230/1,5 and 13)

"The Feoffees of Newport Release of ..... Land"

1)   Edmund Conney, Thomas Barnes and Arthur Humfrey, gents

2)   Thomas Jarves (Jarvis) of Cheshunt, Herts, knight.

Recites Grant by the King of the Honor of Ampthill on 15.6.1624-5 to Henry Hobart and others for 99 years.  Recites death of Hobart and that the three surviving trustees on 25.6.1627 granted the Manor of NP to Conney, Barnes and Humfrey. In Trust for Anthony Potter

Now the three trustees at the request of Anthony Potter sell and to farm lett to Sir Thomas Jarves (Jarvis)

All that Close heretofore called the Pightle

And all that 1 yard and a quartern of land to the Close belonging situate in Tickford

Late in the Tenure of William Thomas, then of Anthony Cave, late of John Harley and now of Anthony Potter yeoman at the yearly rent or value according to the particular thereof of 24/- .

Also the Close and lands and Appurtenances in Tickford sometime of Richard Greenock, then of Arthur Cave, late of John Hartley and now of Anthony Potter, rent 10/- p.a.

And a half yard land in Tickford Field and all that Close to the half yardland belonging lying at the Lane End containing 22a 25p and Common according to the ... late in the Tenure of Richard King, late in the Tenure or occupation of Anne King and William King his son and now of Anthony Potter, rent 12/- p.a.

And All the parcel of land arable and sweard containing 1 quartern land with Appurtenances in the Fields of Tickford containing 12a late in the Tenure of Henry Candler now of Anthony Potter, rent 2/- p.a.

And all that quartern land arable, meadow and pasture containing 5a 1r and leaze of 7r of meadow, which said 7r lying in Weikes meadow, and the said 5a 1r and leize dothe lie in the Fields of Tickford late of John Cowley.

And also a Close called Long Close late in the Tenure of John Cowley sit in Tickford and parcel of the Manor of NP and now in the possession and occupation of Anthony Potter.

To have and to hold to Thomas Jarves for the residue of the 31 years formerly granted to Henry Atkins on 25.2.1624-5.

Signed Edmund Connie (Conney), Thomas Barnes and Arthur Humfrey.

Witnesses:  Willia Stapp, Wilhard Weotie, Richard Somers, Anthony Harvey, George Cokings and George Hull.


DB107/4

CONVEYANCE OF 74.5A OF LAND ON TICKFORD FIELD,

1669,

(With an Extensive Terrier of the lands in Brooke Field, Middle Field, Mill Field, Wicks Meade, Sawmeade, and Dam Meade).

DB107/4       1669

Bargain and Sale for £400

1)   Henry Sibthorpe, butcher

2)   Thomas Pomfrett

Parcels of Arable and Meadow land in Tickford Field containing 74.5 a arable and 8a 3r meadow, in tenure of Marke Slingsby gent and Thomas Pomfrett.

Witnesses:  John Pomfrett and Marke Slingsby


DB107/5-6

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT OF PATRICK RENNY AND MARY CRIPPS,

1767,

CRIPPS FARMHOUSE, 52.5a LAND, AND CLOSES IN MARSH END.

DB107/5       12th Aug 1767 (see DB250/2)

Marriage Settlement

1)   Mary Cripps, spinster only Daughter of Thomas Cripps late of NP, gent deceased and Elizabeth his late wife also deceased, late Elizabeth Perrott, and the said Thomas Cripps was the son and heir of Edward Cripps heretofore of NP, yeoman deceased by Mary His wife also deceased late Mary Ffrank.

2)   Patrick Renny, surgeon 

3)   Robert Perrott draper and John Cripps of Cranfield, yeoman

Marriage intended between Mary Cripps and Patrick Renny.

Mary Cripps was seized in her demesne of and in several messuages and lands.

Agreed by Patrick and Mary that the sum of £800 now outstanding to Mary on the following Mortgage and bonds be reserved as a Trust for the benefit of themselves and their children

£300 secured on a messuage and lands the estate of George Albert Eyles of Bradwell, clerk by Mortgage of 27.1.1776 and an additional security of £150 on 22.2.1767.

£100 owed by Thomas Line of Haversham, yeoman secured by a bond of 5.10.1765

£250 owed by John West of NP gent, secured by a promissory note of 22.5.1761

Mary's property and land consisted of:

The messuage or Farmhouse with orchard and garden situate in Marsh End wherein Edward Cripps deceased formerly dwelt and now in the occupation of Ralph Cripps.

Also a parcel of land adjoining the orchard commonly called the Common Close containing 2a.

Also Hill Close containing 3a, lying next to a garden belonging to St John's Hospital formerly in the occupation of Robert Nichols now of John Nichols on the N; and to a Close late of Roger Chapman called Paradise Close late in the occupation of Thomas Nicholls now of William Mills on the S.  

Also several parcels of land in the Fields of NP containing 52.5a as were set forth in a Release of 11.9.1705 between

1)   Edward Cripps

2)   Thomas Frank and Thomas Withers

3)   Mary Frank, late wife of Edward Cripps

And also the messuage now converted into a barn, and the Toft whereon the same stands in NP, also the orchard adjoining the yard belonging to the farmhouse (described below) formerly in the occupation of John Carter and now of Ralph Cripps and also another little orchard or pightle ground adjoining to a Hovel belonging to the before mentioned farm.

And also all those other several parcels of land in Portfields and meadows formerly in the occupation of Thomas Cripps deceased and now of Ralph Cripps, containing 28a listed in a Release of 20.11.1733 between

1)   Thomas Cripps deceased

2)   Robert Perrott the elder and Elizabeth Perrott (after the wife of Thomas Cripps deceased

3)   John Cripps and Robert Perrott

Witnesses:  George Pitt Hurst and Joanna Teagell

DB107/6       10th Oct 1771

RL of Tythes for £560

1)   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)   Dr Patrick Renny and Mary his wife, late Mary Cripps

John Haddon owned the Tythes on the property and land owned by Dr Renny and his wife. By his Will of 8th Sept 1770 John Haddon appointed parties 1 above as his trustees and they now sell the Tythes to Dr Renny.


DB107/7

RL OF TYTHES OF NP AND THE HAMLETS OF TICKFORD AND
CALDECOTE WHICH WERE PARCEL OF THE RECTORY OF NP, ALSO OF
ALL TYTHES AS WERE THEN PAYABLE TO THE VICAR OF NP, 1771

DB107/7       23rd July 1771

(See also DB254 and DB249/1)

Copy of RL

1)   Thomas Stapp, shoemaker and grazier

2)   John Harris, butcher, John Wilson, butcher, John Boyce of Redbourne Herts, Innholder the Devisees and Trustees of the Will of John Haddon, yeoman deceased

Recites L and RL of 21 & 22.3.1760 (this is DB254/2 and DB249/17-18) by which John Haddon deceased and Thomas Stapp purchased from the Revd William Bonnin of Fulham, Middx clerk the brother and heir of Peter Bonnin late of Staple Inn, Middx gent who was a Trustee for John Dighton of Staple Inn and John Dighton the Tythes in NP detailed below for £5500

All and singular the Tythes and Tenths of Corn, Grain and Hay, Wools, Lambs Flax, Hemp, Honey, Milk, Eggs, Pigs, Geese, and Pidgeons, Wax, Onions, Apples, Chrysomes of Offerings, Procurations, or other Oblations and all manner of other Tythes whatsoever both Great and Small, Predial and Personal arising from the Messuages, Farms, Closes, Lands, in the High Town and Portfields, Meadows, Leys, Closes, Holmes, And Lands etc whatsoever.

THE FOLLOWING TYTHES WERE EXCEPTED

The Tythes of Bury Field and Bury Meadow and the Farm and lands called the Kickles then in the occupation of John Burnham, also Tythes of Royalty of Waters, Cobbs, Ozier, and Holmes, which Farm lands and premises and the Tythes thereof were by L and RL of 9 & 10.8.1758 conveyed to William Backwell of Pall Mall Esq.

Also the Tythes of Dovehouse Close and of a certain piece of meadow in Tickford called Castle Meadow, which were conveyed to John Hurst gent of NP by L and RL of the 5&6.12.1756.

Also the Tythes of the Hamlets of Tickford And Caldecote which were parcel of the Rectory of NP, And also all Tythes as were then payable to the Vicar of NP

John Haddon died and his Will was proved 8.9.1770 his Executors were John Harris, John Wilson, and John Boyce, and Stapp now released to them the Tythes as above on the following property:

Three Closes of pasture called the Slaunches

A Close called Sheepcot Close

A Close in Bury Meadow called Goose Acre or Lower Chequer Acre

A Cottage, Close and garden in the occupation of Joseph Higby

All of which were left by John Haddon to his son Henry Haddon.

EXCEPT RESERVED out of the Release were: 

The Tythes of several Closes called Water Leys, Flaggy Holme, Midsummer Holme and other Closes etc which John Haddon had purchased of the Trustees of Sir Richard Adkins Bart deceased.

Also all Tythes of Closes etc of William Cripps in the Portfield all of which John Haddon left to William Haddon


DB107/9

CONVEYANCE OF REAL ESTATE INCLUDES GOODWINS FARMHOUSE,
LANDS IN PORTFIELD, TICKFORD FIELD, MARSH END, AND A
BRICK KILN, AND ASSIGNMENT OF PERSONAL ESTATE
OF THOMAS HOLT GENT, TO THOMAS HOOTON OF TICKFORD PRIORY,
GENT, WALTER BEATY, LACE MERCHANT AND JOHN ASHE OF
ARUNDEL ST, MIDDLESEX, THE CREDITORS AND TRUSTEES FOR THE
BENEFIT OF OTHER CREDITORS OF THOMAS HOLT, 1779.

DB107/9       5th May 1779

(SEE ALSO DB28/4 and DB44/7)

L in advance of RL of next day (missing)

1)   Thomas Holt, gent

2)   Thomas Hooton, gent of Tickford Priory, Walter Beaty, lace merchant, and John Ashe of Arundel St., St Clements Danes, London. 

The ground and soil in Marsh End whereon a messuage with barns and other buildings with yard and gardens containing about 2a. now used as a garden formerly 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 occupation 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 now 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 formerly 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 in the occupation of Mary Wilkinson 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 Sept 1748.

AND ALSO 2 Closes of pasture or Inclosed ground in Marsh End containing  9a. The house and ground of Robert Crichton deceased and the said Thomas Holt 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 Sept. 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 (or 1791) 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; which Close is in the occupation of Joseph Redden 

ALSO a Wood coppice or Grove Wood and the soil it is on in Emberton parish, called or known as Creakers Wood otherwise Cross Albans containing 5a,

All which were purchased from Elizabeth Waller, widow by L and RL of 9th& 10th May 1749.

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 occupation 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.

Witnesses:  Thomas Goodwin and William Etheridge


DB107/10

RELEASE OF A CLOSE IN MARSH END, 1803

DB107/10      4th May 1803

RL for £108

1)   Isaac Henley Hanscomb, lacemerchant

2)   Samuel Barringer, grocer

3)   Wright Barringer

A Close or pightle of pasture containing 1.5a in Marsh End between the ground formerly of Thomas James and since of Edward Bloxham on the S; and ground formerly of Richard Chapman and since of ..... Chapman on the N abutting the late common Portfield on the W; and on the Highway to Caldecote on the E. Which Close was lately purchased by Hanscomb and William Lucas his trustee from Joseph Hatton by L and RL of .... (Date not given but see L and RL of 20 & 21.4.1803, DB205/3-4)

Witnesses:  William Lucas and George Knibb


DB108/1-4    

WILLS OF JOHN PURRATT, FARMER, OF TICKFORD 1784,
WILLIAM NICHOLS OF GAYHURST FARMER, 1826,
CERTIFICATES OF ADMINISTRATION OF MARY GOODMAN 1853,
AND EDMUND THOMAS SAUNDERS, BANK CLERK 1890

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 and 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 written 19th March 1783, Witnesses:  Charles Bulley and Francis Warr. Proved PCC 1784

DB108/2       1826

Copy of Will of William Nicholls of Gayhurst, farmer, deceased 14.1.1826, the executors were Thomas Tarry of Lathbury, farmer and William Nicholls late of Castlethorpe and now of Gayhurst, they received £5 each.

Bequests:

To my son James Nicholls for the remainder of the lease.

Two new built leasehold messuage in NP now held with the messuage hereafter described under lease from the Feoffees Charity for a term of which 18 years are yet to come.

Now in the occupation of Mrs Eyles and Mr Goodman.

To my son Benjamin Nicholls my other new built leasehold messuage in NP in his occupation and make this messuage chargeable to rent of £10 p.a. payable to my Executors.

To my son William £20.

Other bequests include Messuage, bakehouse and a Close of land in Hanslope

(Daughter Frances is wife of William Meadows).

DB108/3       19.2.1853

Certificate of Administration of Goods of Mary Goodman late, deceased

DB108/4       June 1890

Certificate of Administration of Edmund Thomas Saunders, chemists asst, son is Edward Jones Saunders, bank clerk.


DB108/5
DETAILS OF AUCTION AT SWAN HOTEL
OF MESSUAGES IN ST JOHN ST, A CLOSE AND COTTAGES IN MARSH
END, PARTS OF THE ESTATE OF CHARLES MARIUS HARDY,
DECEASED, LORD OF THE MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, 1827

DB108/5       25th June 1827

Details of Leasehold and Freehold property to be auctioned at the Swan Hotel by John Day.

LOT 1

2 Substantial Freehold Dwelling Houses in St John St. One of which was late the residence of Charles Marius Hardy Esq., deceased and the other in the occupation of Mrs Cripps.

AND ALSO that Freehold Tenement or Kitchen with the piece of ground adjoining the house lately occupation by CMH, which said tenement and piece of ground is 36' in length and 15' in breadth.

All the above Premises are subject to Land Tax of £2.8s.4d p.a.

AND ALSO all that other part of the garden adjoining the house lately occupied by CMH together with a summerhouse and other outbuildings standing thereon.

AND ALSO all that Stable and Wood Barn, with a piece of ground adjoining to the NW end of the said stable containing in length 12 feet and in width 6feet, situate in the RED LION YARD - AND ALSO the use of the pump and well in the same yard with the rights of way etc as lately enjoyed by the said CMH.

The last-described part of the Garden, Summer-House, Buildings, Stable, Wood-Barn, Piece of ground, and premises, are held for the remainder of a Term of 999 years, created by Indenture of Lease, dated the 1st day of July 1713, and were, together with the other premises, subject to a Rent of £8 p.a., which said Rent has since been apportioned, and the sum of £2 p.a. part thereof, is payable out of the premises intended to be sold which are secured by Covenants, and powers of entry and distress, from the payment of the sum of £6 p.a., the remaining or other part of the said rent of £8 p.a.     

LOT 2

Freehold Close of Pasture-Ground situate near Marsh End adjoining to Pett's or Nicholl's Lane in NP, containing 1a. 1r.29p. Which is now in the occupation of Luke Newberry deceased.

AND ALSO all those 2 cottages lately erected in the said Close and in the occupation of John Kent and George Smith


DB108/6

TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE

CORRESPONDENCE AGREEING THE SALE

BY GEORGE LUCAS TO WILLIAM POWELL, 1845.

DB108/6       6th March 1845

Contract (in the form of letters) for sale of the TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE from George Lucas to William Powell.

The Estate was sold 18.5.46.

DB108/6/1

Letter of confirmation from Powell

DB108/6/2

Reply from Lucas containing " I think the TICKFORD Abbey Estate the most desirable possession that I know, and nothing would have induced me to part with it, had I anyone to succeed to the inheritance.... I relinquished with great regret, but it is some consolation that it is to fall into the hands of a friend whom 14 years acquaintance have taught me to value".


DB108/7

LEASE OF MESSUAGE, BARN YARD AND GARDEN IN ABBEY END 1820

DB108/7/1          3rd Oct 1820

Copy of Indenture of Lease for 14 years at £13 p.a.

1)   James Rose, mason

2)   Richard Mott, gardener

Plot of garden ground with fruit and other trees in Abbey End. Also a messuage with yard, barn and outbuildings standing thereon, late in the occupation of Thomas Moore.

DB108/7/2

Receipt on Blue paper, "In the estate of Elizabeth Mott received of Richard Meadows of Sherington her executor, the sum of ... together with £25 due to me from the testatrix."


DB108/8

PARTICULARS OF AUCTION OF ESTATE OF GEORGE LUCAS DECEASED,
MESSUAGES IN HIGH ST AND 5 CLOSES IN WOLVERTON ROAD, 1865.

DB108/8       1865      Particulars of Sale

To be sold by Auction at the Swan Hotel on Thursday 19th Jan. 1865, by Joseph Redden, The Property of the late George Lucas by order of Mrs Lucas, widow and devisee under his last Will.

LOT 1

A Close of rich arable land situated on the Wolverton road containing 7a occupied let as Allotments at a rental of £42 p.a.

LOT 2

All those 4 Closes of Rich arable land containing together 32a 1r 11p adjoining the line of the NP and Wolverton Railway now under construction, in the occupation of Mr J E Whiting together with other lands on a 7 year lease,

Apportioned rent £112 P.A.

LOT 3  (85 High St, Don)

An eligible Residence in the High Street now in the occupation of Mrs Wallis, The house comprises Dining, Drawing, and Breakfast Rooms, 8 bed rooms, commodious School Room, 2 Kitchens, Cellar, Scullery Stable, large yard, pump and well of Water.

With this lot will be sold with possession on the 6th of July Next, a large garden and pleasure grounds. Land Tax £1.17.2d

N.B. The purchaser of this lot immediately on taking possession of the garden ground, to build and forever after maintain a Brick Wall of not less than 8ft high from the surface of the ground on the line staked or marked out on the S.W. side thereof.

LOT 4   (74 & 76 High St, DM)

Dwelling house in the High Street in the occupation of Mr Charles Wilford, plumber, glazier and most advantageously situate for business. Containing 3 Bedrooms, 2 attics, Shop, parlour, kitchen, yard, workshops cellar, pump and well

ALSO all that dwelling house and shop adjoining the above in the occupation of Mrs Haylarr, 4 beds, sitting room, shop, kitchen, small yard, cellar etc.

LOT 5 (Lucas’ House, The Cedars)

Dwelling house in High Street in the occupation of Mrs Jefferson. 4 Bedrooms, 2 attics, entrance hall, dining and drawing rooms, large kitchen, wine and ale cellars, small yard and fruit garden Land Tax 12s 10d

LOT 6

Dwelling House in High Street in occupation of George Mills, 3 beds, entrance hall, parlour, kitchen, convenient Closets, cellar small garden etc Land Tax 11s 2d

LOT 7

Two houses in the High Street near the above in the occupation of Revd Dr Finder and Mrs Rogers each with 5 beds, store room, dining and drawing rooms kitchen, cellar, and out-offices small yard Land Tax 11s 2d

ON THE REVERSE

Purchaser of Lot 3 was Samuel Harris at the price of £1030


DB108/9

AGREEMENT RE DRAPERY BUSINESS IN HIGH ST, 1860

DB108/9       10th Sept 1860

(This is High St N side near the Ram)

Agreement between Robert Hadwen, draper and William Coales, draper.

Whereas Hadwen has carried on trade of draper and mercer on his premises in the High St And Whereas he has consented and agreed to relinquish the trade from the 11th Oct. next in favour of Coales and to grant him a lease of the premises as follows.

£300 in cash before 11th Oct next and the residue by in 3 equal instalments with 4% interest. Payments to be endorsed by Sarah Coales and Caroline Coales the mother and sister of William.


DB108/10

MANOR OF NP, LANDS SOLD TO NP RAILWAY CO, 1866

DB108/10      30th Jan. 1866

Draft Abstract of Title to a Messuage and Closes of Land in NP, sold to NP Railway Co.

Includes useful information about the descent of the Manor, in the 18th cent.


DB108/11

DEED OF PARTNERSHIP OF NP GAS AND COKE CO,
WITH LIST OF SHAREHOLDERS
PRINTED BY WILLIAM ROSE NP, 1837,

DB108/11/1 and 2

Two copies of Blue bound booklet "NP, GAS AND COKE COMPANY. Deed of Covenant. Printed by William Rose NP, 1837

The first trustees (25.3.1837) were George Lucas Esq., William Cripps merchant, William Powell Gent, Christopher Ladds grocer, Charles Redden draper, William Taylor druggist, John Keep ironmonger, John Rogers surgeon, George Cooch gent, Henry Meadows grocer and William Keep grocer. 

Shares 310 each Shareholders were

William Abbey
  John D. Ayers
5
J.D.Bassett 
10
Charlotte Beaty
6
Martin Bromwich
2
Josiah Bull 
2
Thomas Palmer Bull
5
W.B.Bull
5
John Castledine
1
William Chantler
1
William Chapman
3
Denis Coales
2
W.P.Coales
2
Alice Coates
1
Robert Collison
5
George Cooch
5
William Cripps
10
Edward Daniell
1
Eli Atkins
5
Thomas Elmes
1
Chas Eve
2
William Faldo
5
Robert Frost
1
Edward Gawthorn 
2
D Goodman
5
Joshua Goodwin
2
Robert Hadwen
2
Robert Haylarr
3
George Heley
William Hilton
2
William Hipwell
5
George Inwood
2
Jno Keep
10
William Keep
10
C.H.Kipling
Christopher Ladds
2
George Lucas
10
Henry Lucas
10
William Marshall
2
Henry Meadows
5
George Mills
5
George Morley
2
Dav Norris
1
George Osborne
10
Jesse Parsons
3
William Pettit 
5
Rd Porter
2
William Powell
5
Luke Price
2
Chas Redden
10
John Risley 
1
G.Osborn Rogers
5
John Rogers  
5
William Rose
2
John Sanders
2
Thomas Smith
2
Jos Staines
1
Thomas Edward Staines
2
William Taylor
5
Elizabeth Tomkins
2
William Webb 
2
Chas Wilford  
1
John Wilmer
3
M.A.Brown
2
David Kirby 
1

DB108/12-13

DETAILS OF AUCTION OF FREEHOLD ESTATE OF 57a (PORTFIELDS FARM)
AT NP IN OCCUPATION OF WILLIAM PRICE, 1863,
ALSO A PLAN OF THE FARM

DB108/12      Thursday 9th April 1863

Front and back pages of THE TIMES with the following advert marked

"Mr Hipwell will sell by auction at the ANCHOR HOTEL, NP, on Friday April 17th.

All that Freehold Estate containing 57a.1r.5p, and divided into 7 Closes of excellent arable and pasture land with convenient homestead and farm buildings thereon, and is now in the occupation of William Price as yearly tenant.

For further particulars apply W.B. and W.R. Bull solicitors NP. (See ALSO DB257/8 & 9

DB108/13

Plan of an Estate in NP.

(Note: Based on details from the 1794 Enclosure Award Map of the Portfield and is the same scale).


DB108/14-16

PAPERS RELATING TO THE NEWPORT HUNDREDS

ACCOUNT RE FEE FARM RENTS, 1820

LETTER RE NO OF INHABITANTS 1801

SCHEDULE OF ASSESSED TAXES FOR RESIDENTS OF NP 1809-10.

 

DB108/14      Oct. 1818

The account of Mr George Lucas with Miss Anne Barbara Wright for the Fee Farm Rents issuing out of and belonging to the Three Hundreds of Newport from Michaelmass 1816 to Michaelmass 1817. Altered to read due at Michaelmass 1826.

DB108/15      26th April 1801   

Entire letter to M.D.Mansel Esq., Lathbury from John Day of Stony Stratford, giving the "Account of the Number of Inhabitants in the three Hundreds of Newport taken on the 10th March 1801 - distinguishing Males from Females".

DB108/16

Schedule of Assessed Taxes for Inhabitants, 1809-10


DB108/17

“TYBURN TICKET” IN FAVOUR OF ROBERT PEARSON

WITH RECEIPT FOR PURCHASE BY THOMAS KILPIN, 1757

DB108/17      19th March 1757

Receipt for delivery of prisoner to Aylesbury Goal on 14.3.1757. Prisoner was Richard Hutton of NP apprehended by Robert Pearson from whom he had stolen on the 13th Jan a Black Mare worth £10. Hutton was convicted and Pearson received the receipt which was also a certificate excusing him from "all manner of Parish duties" in NP.

On the reverse is a receipt dated 2nd Jan. 1805 from Sarah Pearson single woman, the Daughter and heir of Robert Pearson who sold all her Right and Interest in the Certificate to Thomas Kilpin, ironmonger for £6.


DB109/1-6

MANOR OF CALDECOTE, MORTGAGES

1691-1695

DB109/1   1st and 2nd Feb 1691

"1. 2 Feb 1691 The Counterpart of Mr Whites Security to Mr Elborrow" See DB184/32

DB109/2   6th Jan 1693

"Sir William Roberts and Mr James Tyrill their demise of Mr William Whites lands to Mr (Harrison inserted) James Pettifer In Trust for Mr Ellborrowe"

DB109/3&4     23rd and 24th December 1695

L and RL from Mr James Tyrill Esq and Jane his wife and Richard Ellborowe to Roger Chapman gent.

DB109/5   24th Dec 1695

RL of Manor of Caldecote Harrison to Anthony Chapman

(plus bond on dorse).

DB109/6a and 6b

Two documents in Latin, these look like Bonds but text is not standard.


DB110/1-18        

DEEDS TO THE WHITE ANGEL, ST JOHN STREET,

1764-1842.

DB110/1-2     21st and 22nd Dec. 1764

Sale by L and RL for £210

1)   James Leverett, whitesmith and Elizabeth his wife

2)   Joseph Wadsworth, baker

 "All that messuage and Burgage formerly an Inn in St John Street called by the name of the WHITE ANGEL and afterwards divided into two tenements and now made into three, formerly in the occupation of Elizabeth Barratt and Benjamin Peake, now of James Leverett, William Chibnall and Thomas Woodward".

The deed recites conveyance by L and RL of 22nd and 23rd June 1724

1)   Elizabeth Barratt, widow of William Barratt, butcher, deceased, John Barratt of Royston, tallow chandler (the son and heir of William and Elizabeth) and Thomas Reynolds of Harrold, cooper and Elizabeth his wife.    

2)   James Leverett 

DB110/3-4

L and RL 7th and 8th July 1823

1)   Alice Wadsworth, widow

2)   George Williatt of Great Horwood, yeoman, Edward Williatt of the same place, yeoman and Mary Woolhead, widow, the Administrators and Administratrix of the property of Robert Williatt late, miller.

Whereas Alice is seized of the messuage tenement and Bakehouse, And whereas she owes the other parties £1000 and upwards which she cannot pay she gives them the property (or so it seems) which includes all the household furniture and the stock etc and a Close of 1.5a in the Marsh End.

DB110/5-6

Assignment of mortgage by L and RL    3rd and 4th Nov. 1823

Property as above,

1)   George and Edward Williatt both of Great Horwood, gents, Mary Woolhead late and now of Great Missenden, widow, and Alice Wadsworth, widow,

2)   George Lucas, gent

The release states that the property was left to Alice for life and then to her son Joseph Wadsworth, the release conveys it to him.

DB110/7   22.11.1823

John Wadsworth's Mortgage of £300 on the property from Henry Marshall, butcher. Bond folded inside deed.

DB110/8   6.10.1826

Assignment of Mortgage 

Executors of Henry Marshall to Mr Robert Nash, butcher.

DB110/9   21.1.1829

Assignment of Mortgage to obtain a further £400

Robert Nash by direction of Joseph Wadsworth to Samuel Skevington of Turvey Hall.

This deed identifies the Close as Weeks Close lying next to the Town Land in Marsh End.

DB110/10 & 11 15th and 16th 6.1830

Lease and Conveyance

1)   Joseph Wadsworth, baker and George Lucas, gent,

2)      William Swannell, miller and George Osborn, woolstapler the creditors of Joseph Wadsworth.

The property is conveyed to them in trust for sale.

DB110/12 and DB110/13

L and RL for £425

1)   The Creditors of Joseph Wadsworth

2)   Edward Bennett

The messuage was still in the occupation of Alice Wadsworth and Richard Wright

DB110/14/1-5 21.9.1814

Certificates and letters to Alice Wadsworth re Land Tax on the property

DB110/15  9.4.1836

Mortgage James Tite baker a devisee of the Will of Edward Bennett, to Edward Bennett Junior and George Tite. Property now of James Tite and William Coe.

DB110/16  1.5.1838 

Assignment and Ratification of a Mortgage

1)   The Executors of Edward Bennett deceased and James Tite

2)   Mrs Sarah Cooch the elder, Sarah Cooch the younger and Anne Cooch

DB110/17  1.11.1838

Deed of a further charge of £75 on the property.

James Tite and his wife mortgage the property for £75 to Mrs Cooch widow and Daughters, both spinsters as above.

DB110/18      1842

Reconveyance by James Tite and his wife to Mrs Cooch widow and her daughters, both spinsters as above.


DB111/1-16

DEEDS TO MESSUAGE AND THE SHIP PUBLIC HOUSE ON THE NORTH BRIDGE,
TWO COTTAGES AND THE HORSESHOE 1688,
THE PEACOCK IN SILVER STREET, 1722
FORMERLY THE KENDALL ESTATE LATER PURCHASED BY ROBERT PERROTT
AND TOGETHER WITH, THE THREE TUNS, THE SITE OF
A FARMHOUSE AND BARNS IN MARSH END, A HALF YARDLAND
IN PORTFIELD AND LAND AT MARSH END, INLCUDED IN HIS MARRIAGE
SETTLEMENT TO FRANCES PERROTT OF 1722,
LATER OWNERS THOMAS HOLT AND JOSEPH REDDEN, 1629-1778.

(See also DC13/3/1/1).

DB111/1   16th Feb 1629

Feoffment for £5

1)   Robert Markes, blacksmith

2)   Ralph Kendall alias Mylles of Sherington, carpenter

All that piece of ground as the same is now fenced forthe conteyninge fortye feet square or thereabout be it more or less, situate being lying in NP aforesaid beinge in the tenure of the said Robert Markes nere adjoyning unto the bridge in NP there called the N Bridge together with the fence on the N and E end thereof.

DB111/2   8th Nov 1654

Deed of Gift

1)   Ralph Kendall alias Mills, carpenter

2)   His son John Kendall alias Mills

All that his messuage cottage, or tenement situate in the N End wherein the said John Kendall now dwelleth. The ground of Thomas Daniels towards the S and W, and the river there on the N and abutting on the highway on the E.

DB111/3   18th May 1666

Deed of settlement in anticipation of the marriage of John Kendall to Martha Mitchell, widow. Robert Hooton is trustee.

Property given by John is All that messuage or tenement situate and being in NP and adjoyning to the bridge called the N Bridge and now in the tenure of Edward Sibley.

DB111/4   27th Aug 1666

Will of John Kendall. To his wife the house to his wife and after her death to his son John. Also leaves £30 to his wife to be paid to her within two years of his death by their son John. If the son dies then the property goes to his brother Thos.

Executors are his brothers Richard Kendall of Enfield, carpenter and Thomas Kendall, butcher.

DB111/5 Probate copy of above Will

DB111/6 and DB111/7     1st and 2nd Sept 1681

Sale by L and RL consideration £40

1)   George Rawbone, carpenter and Martha his wife and John Kendall alias Mills of Abbeford in Yorkshire, carpenter and Martha his wife

2)   Jeremiah Smallbridge, maltster

All that messuage situate on the N Bridge and now in the tenure of George Rawbone his undertenant.

DB111/8

1681 Fine re Lands in Sherington and NP John Smallbridge and others plaintiffs and George Rawbone Defendant

DB111/9 and DB111/10    24th and 25th Oct 1688

Sale by L and RL for £100 

1)   John Smallbridge of Stony Stratford, Innholder

2)   Samuel Ball, Fellow of St Peters College, Cambridge

5 cottages in Silver Street in the occupation of William Smith, John Mabley, Samuel Woodford, John Claridge and Thomas Barlow.

Also the messuage situate upon the N Bridge in NP known by the name or sign of the SHIPP which is now in the tenure of Thomas Bayley

Also all that messuage situate in NP and now in the occupation of John Harris which is known by the name or sign of the HORSESHOE.

DB111/11 and DB111/12   11th and 12th of Sept 1722

Sale by L and RL for £100

1)   Revd Dr Ball late of St Peters College, Cambridge

2)   Robert Perrott, gent

2 cottages in Silver Street in the occupation of Elizabeth Mapely widow and Richard Rigsby

Also the Messuage situate on the N Bridge in NP known by the name or sign of the SHIPP now in the occupation of John Burnham

Also the messuage in NP lately was known by the name or sign of the PEACOCK and is now, or last was in the occupation of John Harris 

DB111/13  30th Sept. 1722

Settlement in anticipation of the marriage of Robert Perrott to Frances Wagstaff, widow and executrix of Henry Wagstaff deceased.

Robert Perrott, gent son and heir of Richard Perrott, gent in consideration of the estate and fortune that he will come into when he marries Frances appoints John Webb of Leicester, exciseman and Charles Smyth citizen and girdler of London as trustees.

Robert grants the following property to the trustees;

All that ground where a certain messuage and certain barns and other buildings in Marsh End formerly stood together with yards and gardens etc about 2a in 2 garden plots now or late in the occupation of Samuel Hews and widow Petts or one of them.

Also a half yardland of ley meadow in Portfield and Marsh End containing 15.5 a to the messuage belonging.

All of which belonged to his grandfather Richard Perrott and then to his father Richard Perrott both deceased.

Also 2 cottages in Silver Street in the occupation of Elizabeth Mapely widow and Richard Rigsby.

Also the Messuage on the N Bridge in NP known by the name or sign of the SHIPP heretofore in the occupation of John Burnham and now of John Ellis.

Also the messuage in NP lately was known by the name or sign of the PEACOCK heretofore in the occupation of John Harris and now of Henry Cran.

Robert also gives a bond of the same date to the trustees for £1200 paying £600 within three years.

DB111/14 21st and 22nd Sept. 1748

Copy of L and RL for £265.10.00 of above date

1)   John Perrott of Cheapside London, draper, son and heir of Robert Perrott by Frances his wife

2)   Thomas Holt, gent

2 cottages in Silver Street formerly in the occupation of Elizabeth Mapely widow and Richard Rigsby but now of Mary Kilpin and Thomas Miller.

ALSO the Messuage on the N Bridge in NP known by the name or sign of the SHIPP now in the occupation of John Ellis.

ALSO a messuage and garden in the High Town commonly called or known by the name of the CROWN but now the THREE TUNS and now or late in the occupation of widow Wilkinson or Stephen Wilkinson. Bounded on the E and N by the messuage of Mrs Robert Crichton and on the W by the messuage of Elizabeth Waller.

DB111/15 and DB111/16   15th and 16th Oct. 1778

Sale by L and RL for £100

1)   Thomas Holt, gent

2)   Joseph Redden, victualler 

2 cottages in Silver Street in the occupation of Mary Richardson and William Rogers

The messuage on the N Bridge called the SHIPP formerly in tenure of John Ellis but now of Ann Clark, widow.


DB111/17-18
MANOR OF CALDECOTE 1740

DB111/17

Warrant to confess Judgement, Tarrant and Chapman

DB111/18

Will of Anthony Chapman, 1740

To wife Mary messuage etc in NP, other property includes a malting in Worcester.

Will of Elizabeth Hill, spinster, 1856


DB112/1-14 
DEEDS TO THE KING AND QUEEN PUBLIC HOUSE
(46, High St), 1691-1769

"The Writings belonging to George Bernams parlorr and A coppy of ye bargin and Sale for ye Assanes and a Coppy of ye wrightings consarning ye woolbarne all at Newport"

(The above was written on a label which had been re-used it was an account see DB112/14)

(Later deeds to this property up to 1826 were purchased by NPHS and are in their collection as NPHS DEEDS 2, they are added to this transcript)

DB112/1-2     2nd and 3rd Nov 1691

L and RL for £50

1)   John Rogers of Buckingham, draper, mortgagee, Richard Kilpin draper and Sarah his wife mortgagors

2)   William Yates fellmonger

Recites L and RL of 20th and 21st Oct 1690 by which the Kilpins Mortgaged several properties including the premises conveyed below to John Rogers for £2100. Recites a Fine in the Court of Common Pleas, which confirmed the Kilpins title and enabled them to convey it to John Rogers who agreed to repay the Kilpin's debts. 

(Richard Kilpin inherited property from his father Thomas Kilpin).

John Rogers at the direction of the Kilpins sells to William Yate the Shop or Ground Room with appurtenances in the High St for £50. The front part next to the street was 12ft wide, the depth backwards from the street 10ft 10ins, the height 7ft 5ins, together with the penthouse being 3ft higher, included were the walls, doors, windows, on any side of the shopp and the ceiling on top thereof, now used and enjoyed by William Yate, to hold forever of the Chief Lord of Fees.  

Witnesses:  John Tomkins and Anthony Bourchiel

DB112/3       3rd Nov 1691

"Writings belonging to the Shop or Parlour in the occupation of George Burnham in NP"

Assignment of Term in Trust to attend the inheritance

1)   Owen Norton of Sherington, Administrator of the Goods and Chattels of Brett Norton, of Sherington, deceased

2)   Rd Kilpin, draper and Sarah his wife and John Rogers of Buckingham, gent.

3)   William Yate, fellmonger

4)   Nicholas Chibnall, draper and Andrew Attesley, draper Mortgagees

Recites 1000-year Mortgage of 17.3.1668.

By which David Cunningham, grocer obtained a Mortgage

of £90 from Edmund Slingsby of Husborne Crawley, gent

on security of the premises below.

Messuage and shop in the occupation of Thomas Kendall alias Mills together with the tenements situate at the N end of the garden plott belonging to the said messuage

Also the messuage tenement, and shoppe and Appurtenances in NP in the occupation of William Barton.

Also the 3 shops or shambles in the occupations of Jonah Smith and Marke James

Recites that Cunningham did not repay Slingsby who claimed property, and on 21.4.1674 assigned the Mortgage to Brett Norton who died Feb 1680. Administration of his property and that of his widow Sarah was granted to Owen Norton, who became possessed of remainder of the Mortgage term.

Now 1691 Owen by direction of Kilpin and John Rogers assigns the remainder of the Mortgage term to Chibnall and Attesley.

Witnesses:  John Tomkins and Anthony Bourchiel

DB112/4       15th Dec 1691

Bond to perform Covenants Rogers To Danieli Hooton, grocer,

DB112/5-6     9th and 10th March 1693

1)   Nicholas Chibnall, draper and John Rogers, gent

2)   Daniel Hooton, grocer

3)   John Hooton, yeoman.

Recites earlier leases and assignments

Remainder of term assigned to John Hooton new Mortgagee for Daniel Hooton new owner.

Property now described as:

Messuage in the occupation of Richard Richardson, the house and ground of William Wilkinson in his occupation and the shop in the Tenure of William Yates part of the above being on one side; and the house and ground of John Rogers in the occupation of Joseph Phillipps on the other; and the Common Street on the S, with a right of way for Daniel Hooton through the entry lying and being between the messuage and the messuage of Joseph Phillipps and also the ground and soil lying next and adjoining to the Little Room there lately made on the W side of the messuage and extending in breadth within 6ins of the post there next to the said entry straight down 4ft beyond the little room into the yard, the breadth of the same yard  document continues to give further dimensions of boundaries.  

Witnesses:  J.Vaux, J. Pomfret and Chris Carter

DB112/7       10th March 1693

Bargain and Sale of the property for £140

1)   John Rogers

2)   Daniel Hooton, grocer

Property as in 112/6

DB112/8       10th March 1693

John Rogers to Daniel Hooton Agreement by way of Lease for 5 years.

Hooton may hold and enjoy the several rooms belonging to and parcel of the messuage now in the occupation of Joseph Philipps in the High Street there called by the name of the Buttery, Brewhouse, and Stable with the use of the hovells and plot of ground whereon the three premises are now used and plaid (sic) with and also the garden and .... there.

All which said premises are now in the occupation of Richard Richardson. To hold from Lady Day next for 5 years at the yearly rent of £3 payable half yearly by equal portions, and likewise John Rogers and his tenants shall hold and enjoy the Stallhouse, Warehouse, and garden now in the occupation of Joseph Phillipps and John Rogers which said last premises are part of and do belong to the messuage in the occupation of Richard Richardson to hold freely from Lady Day next at the yearly rent of £12 p.a.

Witnesses:  J. Pomfrett, J.Vaux, Chris Carter and Nicholas Chibnall

DB112/9       10th March 1693

Bond to perform Covenants John Rogers to Daniel Hooton.

DB112/10      25th Oct 1728

Assignment of Mortgage of £100 for a term of 500 years

1)   John Hooton, grocer

2)   Richard Hoddle, maltster

3)   John Cripps new mortgagee

The messuage in the High street wherein John Burnham dwells commonly known by the name of the King and Queen, the house and ground of Richard Perrott in the occupation of Joseph Cooke and the shop in the Tenure of Richard Yates formerly part of the messuage hereby devised being one the one side and the house and ground of Shuckborough Sill in the occupation of Charles Bulley on the other side, the Street on the S, with Right of Way for Richard Hoddle through the entry or passage between the messuage and the messuage of Charles  Bulley. Deed gives dimensions of passageway and of the yard and garden.

Witnesses:  Benjamin Pomfrett and J.Vaux.

Endorsed 20.4.1731 with Receipt for £107 paid by John Cripps to Richard Hoddle

Witnesses:  Gilbert Johnson, (See DB112/12 below)

DB112/11      9th Feb. 1729

Bond for £105 John Hooton to Richard Hoddle

Endorsed 25.10.1727 with a Receipt for £5 interest paid to Hoddle.

DB112/12      26th March 1731

Lease for one year, (the RL of following date is in possession of NPHS)

1)   John Hooton, grocer

2)   John Cripps, gent

Property as in DB112/10 sold to Cripps who repays Hooton's Mortgage to Hoddle.

NPHS 2a   27th March 1731

Release of Messuage called the KING AND QUEEN, Consideration £500.

1)   John HOOTON AND HIS WIFE

2)   John CRIPPS AND HIS HEIRS 

On the E the messuage or tenements with appurtenances in the occupation of Joseph Cooke and the shop, formerly part of the messuage in the tenure of Richard Yates; On the W the house and ground of Shuckburgh Sill Esq., in the occupation of Charles Bulley; On the S the High St. There was a right of way through the entry between the KING AND QUEEN and the house of Charles Bulley.

Also the soil and ground lying next to and adjacent to the Little Room there formerly made on the W side of the messuage. 

Deed describes access etc to rear yard and mentions 2 barns or stables also adjoining and garden formerly of Richard Perrott now of John Burnham.

DB112/15      9th Jan 1765

Articles of Agreement between William Cripps, gent and George Burnham, victualler for purchase of the King and Queen publick house.

George Burnham has agreed to purchase the property for £160.

In addition “he is to be at all expenses on account of the digging of the Well in the Yard and setting down a new leaden pump which has lately been done by William Cripps over and above the purchase price of £160”.

William has until the 1st Feb next to produce a "Good and Sufficient Title to the messuage” and will before 25th March next RL and convey to George 

DB26/8        25th March 1765

Sale by L for 1 year in advance of Bargain and Sale DB112/13 below

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 now in the occupation of George Burnham called the King and Queen, wherein John Burnham father of George Burnham lately dwelt, 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 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; and 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 K and Q. 

DB112/13      26th March 1765

Bargain and Sale for £160

1)   William Cripps, gent, son and heir of John Cripps deceased.

2)   George Burnham, butcher

The messuage in the High street wherein John Burnham the father of George Burnham lately dwelt, now in the occupation of George Burnham, commonly known by the name of the King and Queen, the house and ground of Richard Perrott in the occupation of John Hawkins and the Room late a shop now occupied by George Burnham and belonging to William Yate formerly part of the messuage hereby devised being one the one side and the house and ground formerly of Shuckborough Sill in the occupation of Rebecca Harris widow on the other side, the Street on the S, with Right of Way for Richard Hoddle  through the entry or passage between the King and Queen and the messuage of Rebecca Harris.

Witnesses:  John Hall and Richard Patch

DB112/14      10th Jan 1769

George Pitt Hurst’s account to Thomas Osborne, for legal work in connection with William Yate a Bankrupt.

(LATER DEEDS TO THIS PROPERTY (1806-26) IN COLLECTION OF NEWPORT PAGNELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY, ARE GIVEN BELOW).

NPHS 2b   5th February 1806

Conveyance by John Burnham yeoman of the Kickles and George Osborne, woolstapler of NP the Trustees for the Will of the late George Burnham victualler, to William Burnham, victualler and his trustee John Hawkins, grocer of NP.

George Burnham by his Will left the KING AND QUEEN in trust for William Burnham.

Description of property as above, with mention of Barn and 2 stables. The adjoining house and ground formerly of Robert Perrott is now of Robert Jee and in occupation of Joseph Neale. (See DB393). On one side the room formerly a shop (part of the said premises) now in occupation of William Burnham which lately belonging to William Yate and now to George Burnham; On the other side the house and ground formerly of Shuckburgh Sill esq., since of Mathias Rogers Thorpe and now of William Chapman and in the occupation of William Barker; The High Street on the S.

NPHS 2c   17th July 1806

Property mortgaged by William Burnham, victualler and his trustee John Hawkins to Edward Jefferson, fellmonger.

NPHS 2d and 2e     5th and 6th April 1810

Conveyance by Lease and Release

1)   William Burnham

2)   William Jefferson for the use of John Rogers and his wife

Property as above and also a plot of land and an orchard in Marsh End.

NPHS 2f/2g    23rd and 24th December 1819

Conveyance by Lease and Release of KING AND QUEEN

1)   William Burnham

2)   William Chapman

Mortgage to William Jefferson paid up.

NPHS 2h       27th December 1819

William Chapman obtains Mortgage of £300 from Mrs Catherine Neale widow of Bletsoe.

NPHS 2i       27th December 1819

Bond re above mortgage.

NPHS 2j/2k    23rd and 24th December 1823

Further mortgage by Lease and Conveyance

1)   William Chapman, draper and Charlotte his wife

2)   William Humphreys butcher and his trustee George Osborne, woolstapler all of NP.

Messuage in the High Street formerly in occupation of George Burnham deceased, then of William Burnham and now or late of Elizabeth and Ann Meadows, lately called or known by the name or sign of the KING AND QUEEN

On one side the house and ground late of Robert Jee and now of Joseph Neal and the room formerly a shop late the property of and in the occupation of William Burnham and hereinafter sold; On the other side the house and ground formerly of Shuckburgh Sill Esq., since of Mathias Rogers Thorpe and now of William Chapman; On the S the High Street.

Also the shop or part of a room situate standing and being in the High Street of NP heretofore in occupation of George Burnham, late of William Burnham and by him laid into and used as part of the messuage lately the KING AND QUEEN

William Chapman had recently sold to Charles Redden part (which had recently been fenced off) of the yard of the former KING AND QUEEN.

NPHS 2L/2m    8th and 9th July 1825

Lease and Release, Humphreys cannot afford to keep the property, which is released, to William Chapman and Edward Jefferson of Sherington yeoman to be sold to pay off his debts.

The shop now in the occupation of Elizabeth and Anne Meadows.

NPPHS 2n      29th October 1825

Conveyance by Release for £500

1)   William Chapman, Edward Jefferson and William Humphrey

2)   William Eyles, chemist

(Not called KING AND QUEEN now)

Recites that on 8th and 9th July W.H. conveyed the house in NP and all his other property (subject to Mortgages) and goods etc. to his trustees W.C. and E.J. on trust that they should sell all of it and after deducting their expenses should divide proceeds between his 12 creditors.

There is an interesting list of the creditors. 

NPHS 2o       22nd March 1826

Conveyance by RL

1)   As in 1825

2)   William Eyles chemist and druggist of NP who repays £300 to Catherine Neal (Mortgage See 2h) and £200 to WC and EJ. Description of property as in above deeds.

(See Also DB393)


DB113/1-8    
DEEDS TO COTTAGES IN PRIORY STREET, 1707-79
(See also DB212, 218, 230, and 234)

DB113/1       10th September 1707

RL for £20

1)   John Williamson Junior of Stanbridge, Beds, labourer the eldest son and heir of John Williamson late of Stony Stratford, carpenter deceased, and Anne his wife, and John Williamson Junior the son and heir of JW Senior.

2)   George Frost of Tickford End, shepherd and Mary his wife

All their tenement consisting of 3 bays of building together with the yard, and backside belonging in Tickford End, heretofore in the occupation of Robert Kirtland and now of John Foreman. Situated between the house and ground of John Cooper the son and heir of William Cooper deceased on the NE; the houses and grounds of Edward Williamson the son and heir of Thomas Williamson on the SW; the ground of John Revis and John Franklin heretofore of Thomas Rowtons on the SE; and the street or highway on the NW.

All which was purchased by John Williamson deceased of Richard Davis late of NP, linen draper deceased by Feoffment of the 15th April 1674

Witnesses:  J Pomfrett and Benjamin Pomfrett

DB113/2       29th December 1736

William Frost, glover mortgages the property for £30 for a term of 500 years to William Farey of Fenny Stratford, glover

Property is now occupied by John Edmunds, adjoining properties as before.

Witnesses:  Matthew Gibbs

DB113/3       8th July 1738

RL for £38

1)   William Frost, glover and Mary his wife

2)   Samuel Davis, laceman

All the tenement consisting of 3 bays of building together with the yard, and backside belonging in Priory St in Tickford End, heretofore in the occupation of Robert Kirtland, since of John Foreman and now of John Edmunds. Situated between the house and ground of John Cooper the son and heir of William Cooper deceased on the NE; the houses and grounds of late of Edward Williamson now of Samuel Davis on the SW; the ground of John Revis and John Franklin on the SE; and the street or highway on the NW.

Witnesses:  John and Charles  Mason

DB113/4-5     19th and 20th June 1749

L & RL for £80

1)   Samuel Davis, laceman and Mary his wife

2)   Thomas Smith, cordwainer and Elizabeth his wife

All the tenement now divided into 2 tenements with Appurtenances consisting of 3 bays of building together with the yard, and backside belonging in Priory St in Tickford End, heretofore in the occupations of John Foreman since of John Edmunds and now of Samuel Davis and William Smart. Situated between the house and ground late of John Cooper and now of Benjamin Pomfrett on the NE; the houses and grounds of late of Edward Williamson now of Samuel Davis on the SW; the ground of John Revis and John Franklin on the SE; and the street or highway on the NW.

And Also all that other cottage, tenement or dwelling house in Priory St in the Tenure of Thomas Pettit and adjoining to the above tenement on the E; another tenement late of Richard Perrott in the occupation of Joseph Todd being on the W; another tenement belonging to Samuel Coles on the S; and the street on the N.

DB113/6       29th June 1749

Repayment and Assignment of Mr Samuel Davis' Mortgage of £40 to William Gibbs trustee.

1)   John Hurst, gent and John Hooton, the younger of Tickford Priory, gent.

2)   Samuel Davis, laceman

3)   Thomas Smith, cordwainer

4)   William Gibbs

Recites that on 10th May 1743 Samuel Davis obtained a Mortgage of £40 from Hugh Smith of Little Woolstone, gent since deceased and he now repays this to Hurst and Hooton the Executors of Hugh Smith’s estate. William Gibbs is trustee to attend the inheritance.

Witnesses:  J W Church and Patrick Glass

DB113/7       2nd June 1773

RL for £59

1)   Elizabeth Wills widow formerly the wife of Thomas Smith deceased and Robert Smith the son and heir of Thomas by Elizabeth his wife

2)   Robert Pearson, laceman

All the tenement now divided into 2 tenements with Appurtenances consisting of 3 bays of building together with the yard, and backside belonging in Priory St in Tickford End, heretofore in the occupations of Samuel Davis and William Smart. Situated between the house and ground late of John Cooper and now of Benjamin Pomfrett on the NE; the houses and grounds of late of Edward Williamson since of Samuel Davis and now of Thomas Davis on the SW; the grounds formerly of John Revis and John Franklin on the SE; and the street or highway on the NW.

And Also all that other cottage, tenement or dwelling house in Priory St formerly of Thomas Pettit and adjoining to the above tenement on the E; another tenement late of Richard Perrott in the occupation of Joseph Todd being on the W; another tenement belonging to Samuel Coles on the S; and the street on the N. And now or late in the several Tenures of David Dickson and Joseph Biggs and which premises were formerly purchased by Thomas Smith and Elizabeth his wife of Samuel Davis and Mary his wife on the 27th and 28th of June 1749.

Witnesses:  Thomas Holt and J. Tye

DB113/8       5th Nov 1779

RL by way of Gift

1)   Robert Pearson, lace merchant

2)   John Pearson, junior lacebuyer the son and heir of Robert

All the tenement now divided into 2 tenements with Appurtenances consisting of 3 bays of building together with the yard, and backside belonging in Priory St in Tickford End, heretofore in the occupations of Samuel Davis and William Smart. Situated between the house and ground late of Benjamin Pomfrett and now of Mary Pomfrett spinster on the NE; the houses and grounds hereinafter mentioned to be conveyed on the SW; the grounds formerly of John Revis and John Franklin and now of Henry Herbert on the SE; and the street or highway on the NW.

And Also all that other cottage, tenement or dwelling house in Priory St formerly of Thomas Pettit and adjoining to the above tenement on or towards the NE; the tenement late of Richard Perrott and now of Thomas Holt being on the W; the tenement and ground late belonging to Samuel Coles on the S; and the street on the N. All which were lately in the several Tenures of David Dickson and Joseph Biggs and are now in the several Tenures of David Dickson, Joseph Biggs, William Tilley and Joseph Perrott and were RL and conveyed by Elizabeth Wills widow  and Robert Smith to Robert Pearson by L and RL of the 1st and 2nd June 1773.

Witnesses:  George Pitt Hurst and Hugh Griffiths.


DB114/1-8

DEEDS TO A MESSUAGE IN HIGH STREET ADJOINING THE KING AND QUEEN,
1759-1801, AND THE WHITE HART IN ST JOHN STREET, 1759-60.

DB114/1

Settlement dated 26th June 1759; copy made 27th Dec. 1776

1)   Frances Syll, otherwise Sill of Morcot, Rutland spinster, only child and heir of Shuckborough Syll late of Castle Thrup (Castlethorpe, gent. deceased by Martha his wife.

2)   Daniell Thorpe of Long Liddington, Rutland dealer in horses and Elizabeth his wife

3)   Joseph Bartram of Buckminster, Leics, grazier

In consideration of the love etc that Frances has for her kinswoman Elizabeth the wife of Daniell, and that Daniell has entered into a bond for £400 payable to Francis with a condition that Daniell pays Frances an annuity of £15 per year for life, Frances conveys to Daniell the messuages described below,

A messuage or tenement in the High Street in Newport Pagnell now or late of Francis Harris, butcher,

Also another messuage in St John Street known by the name of the WHITE HART now or late of Thomas Ingram,

Also two other messuages in St John Street now or late of Mary Mead and Richard Ryley.

Which 4 messuages were the estate of John Rogers, Gent by him demised to his son in law Shuckborough Sill, father of Frances.

(Advt from NM March 1760 inserted here (DM)

To be sold by Auction on Thursday 8th April 1760 at the Blue Anchor. A freehold Estate in NP consisting of 4 messuage with gardens, barns, stables and other conveniences thereto belonging, now in the several occupations of Francis Harris, Thomas Ingram, Mary Mead and Richard Ryley, let £26 5s 0d pa

DB114/2       4th June 1760

Deed of Revocation

1)   Daniell and Elizabeth Thorpe

2)   John Thorpe of Buckminster, grazier.

Recites deeds of L and RL dated the 25th and 26th June 1759

1)   Frances Sill

2)   Daniell Thorpe and Elizabeth his wife

Recites that the RL contained a clause to the effect that it was lawful for Daniel and Elizabeth to revoke the agreement and appoint John Thorpe as Trustee of the property for them.

DB114/3   5th June 1760

Demise for 99 years Daniell Thorpe to William Thorpe and Joseph Bartram of Buckminster, graziers. Property as above.

DB111/4 & DB114/5  27th and 28th June 1777

L and RL for 99 years. Consideration £132.

1)   Mathias Rogers Thorpe of Buckminster, butcher, son and heir of Daniell Thorpe and John Thorpe grazier

2)   George Burnham, victualler and John Wilson, butcher, trustee for George

All that messuage in the High Street late of Francis Harris, butcher and now of William Griggs.

DB114/6 and DB114/7     21st and 22nd April 1801

Sale by L and RL consideration £180

1)   George Burnham, yeoman

2)   William Chapman of Aspley Guise, victualler

Property as in DB114/4&5, but now empty and unoccupied, the KING AND QUEEN on the E; and the messuage formerly of Margaret Osborne on the W.

DB114/8       11th May 1801

Counterpart of Lease for 11 years

1)   William Chapman as above

2)   Rd White, draper.

William agrees to pay £100 for alterations and improvements, which Richard will repay plus 5% interest p.a.


DB114/9-10 AND DB32/2-3
MESSUAGE IN HIGH ST CALLED THE BLEW BOARE,
1690-1714
(See DB393 for later deeds 1811-37)

DB32/2        22nd Dec. 1690

1)   John Rogers of Buckingham, draper,

     Rd Kilpin, draper and Sarah his wife

2)   William Wilkinson, cordwainer

The deed recites deeds of Mortgage by L and RL of the 20th and 21st Oct 1690 by which Richard Kilpin of NP, draper and Sarah his wife Mortgaged "Several lands and tenements” to John Rogers of Buckingham, draper, for £2100,in order to pay off their debts. John Rogers paid off their debts and paid them the remainder of the money.

Now John Rogers with the consent of the Kilpins sell to William Wilkinson;

The Messuage or tenement heretofore called the BLEW BOARE in NP, in the occupation of Daniel Hooton. Between the messuage late in the occupation of Richard Kilpin and now of John Chowne and formerly of Thomas Kilpin deceased late father of Richard Kilpin on the E; the messuage heretofore of Samuel Cunningham and now in the occupation of Matthew Kendall alias Mills on the W; together with a right of way with horses and carts etc through the entry yard and backgate belonging to the house now occupied by Matthew Kendall alias Mills. 

DB114/9   24th Oct. 1692

Deed to lead to the Uses of a Fine,

1)   John Odell, fellmonger and Elizabeth his wife,

     Thomas Odell the son of John,    

     William Odell, victualler and Francis his wife,

     John Rogers of Buckingham, draper and Martha his wife,

     Richard Kilpin, draper and Susannah his wife

2)   Richard Richardson, victualler and Alice his wife

     William Yate, glover

     Susannah Yorke of Hartwell, Northants, widow

     William Wilkinson shoemaker and Elizabeth his wife

In order to confirm the recent conveyance of the properties listed below. The parties (1) shall before the end of the next Michaelmass term in their Majesties Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, Acknowledge and levy in due form of law unto the said Susannah Yorke of Hartwell, Northants, and William Wilkinson and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of Susannah Yorke;

All that messuage or tenement, garden and orchard with Appurtenances in TICKFORD End and now in the occupation of Richard Richardson which messuage and premises the said Richard Richardson and Alice lately purchased of John Odell and Thomas Odell.

Also All that messuage or tenement with Appurtenances situate in the High Towne heretofore called the BLEW BORE and now in the occupation of William Wilkinson which said messuage and premises were lately purchased by William Wilkinson of John Rogers and Richard Kilpin and Sarah.

Also All that shop or ground rooms with the Appurtenances situate in the High Towne in the occupation of William Yate and which shop and premises William Yate lately purchased of John Rogers and Richard Kilpin and Sarah.

DB32/3        27th May 1697

Marriage Settlement in anticipation of marriage of William Wilkinson and Mary Dawes

Property as in DB32/2 formerly the BLEW BOAR. The messuage of John Chowne on E; messuage of Daniel Hooton called the KING AND QUEEN and now in the tenure of Abraham Ffowth (North) on W;

DB114/10      12th Aug. 1710

William Wilkinson, cordwainer and Mary his wife mortgage the property to John Chowne, draper for £40.

"All that messuage or tenement with Appurtenances heretofore called the BLUE BOAR situate in NP, heretofore in the occupation of Daniell Hooton and now of William Wilkinson. The messuage or tenement heretofore of John Chowne and now of Richard Perrott on the E; and the messuage of the said Daniell Hooton now in the occupation of John Harris on the W. Together with ingress and egress with horses and carts and otherwise by and through the entry yard and back gate belonging to the house now in the occupation of John Harris together with all outhouses etc".

Recites deeds of L and RL of the 21st and 22nd Dec. 1690 (see DB32/2) whereby William purchased the property from John Rogers and Richard Kilpin and Sarah his wife.  

DB114/11      5th Feb. 1714

Release consideration £100

1)   William Wilkinson, cordwainer and his wife

2)   Richard Perrott

Property as in DB 114/10, the only change was that the property on the W was now in the occupation of Thomas Cooke.

DB114/12      5TH February 1714

Assignment and repayment of Mortgage, John Chowne by direction of William Wilkinson to Robert Perrott.

Richard Perrott is trustee to Attend the Inheritance


DB114/13-15
COTTAGE AND BARN IN ABBEY END (PRIORY ST), 1728-1801

DB114/13      2nd April 1728

Deed of Partition"

1)   And 2 Susannah and Hannah Nottingham spinsters the Daughters and heirs of Mary Nottingham deceased and devisees of the Will of the late Elizabeth Williamson.

3)   Robert Danell

Mary Nottingham died intestate seized of a cottage and a barn in NP, the said cottage passed to her daughter Elizabeth Williamson who by her Will of 27th Sept 1727 left her two nieces, Susannah and Hannah two cottages in Priory Street, and they agree to divide the premises.

DB114/14      27th May 1800

Feoffment, Consideration £26

1)   John Day of Sherington, victualler eldest and only surviving son of William Day, butcher and Rebecca his wife, which William was the eldest son and heir of John Day and Hannah his wife (Hannah Nottingham)

2)   James Hall of Chicheley yeoman, 

All that cottage in Priory Street, otherwise Abbey End, formerly in the occupation of John Day and now of Sarah Abraham, together with the barn standing in the yard thereto and ALSO use of the well situate in the garden of certain cottages near adjoining belonging to John Wilson.

DB114/15      6th March 1814

Feoffment for consideration of £40

Premises as above,

1)   John Hall

2)   John Wilson, baker and William Jefferson, fellmonger


DB115/1-4

ESTATE OF THOMAS WALLIS, 3 MESSUAGES IN HIGH ST, 2 IN ST JOHN ST,
AND A FARM AT NORTH CRAWLEY, 1811-12.
(HIGH STREET PROPERTY IS No 34-36)

(A Deed which belongs to these is DB145/6, copy inserted below, see also DB212/13, and NPHS DEEDS 5)

DB145/6       21st Dec 1811

"No 24"

RL for £1575

1)   Dorothy Wallis of York, widow and devisee of Thomas Wallis late of Keslington Yorks

2)   George Wallis of York, druggist, nephew and devisee of Thomas Wallis

3)   William Hutchinson Hearon of York tea dealer and Ann Isabella his wife, late A.I.Wallis one of nieces and a devisee of Thomas Wallis

4)   The said George Wallis and Thomas Brook of York, proctor, Trustees appointed by Indentures of L and RL of 3rd and 4th May 1802.

5)   Edward Wallis of York, surgeon, John Beaver Lambert of Kingston upon Hull, wine merchant, and Mary Ann his wife, and Elizabeth Wallis of York, spinster, children of John Wallis brother of Thomas Wallis, and Clare Wallis of York spinster, daughter of Robert Wallis a brother of Thomas.

6)   Samuel Barringer of NP, grocer

7)   James Barringer of Ravenstone, baker, his trustee

Thomas had estate in NP and North Crawley, by his Will of 14th July 1795, he left all to his wife for life and then to his nephew and niece George and Ann Isabella subject to the payment of £200 each to the children of his brothers Robert and John. Thomas died 10th Jan 1802, Will proved in York,

Recites Marriage Settlement of May 1802 between Ann Isabella and William Hutchinson Hearon whereby Isabella assigned her half of the estate to Trustees George Wallis and Thomas Brook who were the Executors of her Uncles estate, to the uses as defined in his Will. Provision was made for her if the marriage did not take place. The marriage took place and subsequently all interested parties agreed to the sale of half of the estate to Barringer for £1575.

Property conveyed was All those 2 messuages in St John St, formerly of Joseph Heygate, apothecary, Thomas Young, turner, Joseph Piers, shoemaker, Thomas Steward and John White, afterwards of Francis Clutton and William Miller, since of Thomas Kilpin and .... and now of William Smith and Enoch Warwick. Together with 2 rooms in the yard belonging to the said messuages and a stable, barn and hayloft and other Buildings thereto adjoining 

Also 3 messuages in the High St or High Town formerly of Mary Conny, widow of Mathias Conny, Elizabeth Cooper, widow, George Ann Clark, grocer.... Dixon and Thomas Cooper, afterwards of widow Tandy, John Wilson and widow Hitchcock, since of George Gilpin, Bridget Tatham, Henry Marshall, John Swannell and Samuel Barringer, and now of Samuel Wright Barringer, Charles Redden, Henry Marshall and Thomas Marshall. Together with the yards, backsides, barns and stables etc.

And Also a piece of ground sometime part of a garden belonging to the messuage in the Tenure of widow Conny and on which 2 messuage formerly stood since burnt down, also a Barn and other Buildings now thereon situate in or near the North End of NP and adjoining the Backyard Gates belonging to the 3 said messuage which said piece of ground is now used as a garden, woodbarn and privy and were late in the occupation of John Swannell and now of Charles Redden.

Also the toft whereon 2 messuage formerly stood but on part of which a barn and 2 hovels have lately been erected, and are now situate in North End and near to or adjoining the said Backyard Gates, of the said above 3 messuages

Also all that farm consisting of several Closes of meadow and pasture in North Crawley containing 16a 20p, formerly in the occupation of Thomas Barratt, yeoman, after of Joseph Wadsworth, since of John Stanton and now of John Rogers.

Also all other premises belonging to the estate of Thomas Wallis.

DB115/1       21st Dec. 1811

"No 22 Bond for quiet enjoyment and indemnity against all claims of the Obligor and his wife and children"

"No 19 Mr William H. Hearon to Mr Samuel Barringer"

Bond William Hutchinson Hearon of York, tea dealer bound to Samuel Barringer of NP, grocer in the penal sum of £1575.

Recites RL DB145/6

DB115/2       1811 Fine re above

"No 23"

DB115/3       3rd May 1812

"No 25"

Lease for 1 year

1    William H Hearon and Isabella his wife and another

2    Samuel Barringer, grocer

Property as in 115/1 above.

DB115/4       11th April 1812

Feoffment for consideration of £40

1    Joseph Redden, maltster

2    Samuel Barringer, grocer

Piece of ground at rear of High St property running down to Dunghill Lane, plan on document, described as;

"A piece of ground inclosed round with a wall nearly adjoining and for sometime belonging to and occupied with the messuage in the High St formerly of Robert Perrott deceased and since of Robert Jee, late of Samuel Barringer and now of Joseph Redden. Which said ground is now in the occupation of Samuel Barringer".

End of bundle  


DB115/5-8
COTTAGE AND GARDEN IN MARSH END, LATER TWO COTTAGES
THEN REBUILT AS ONE, 65, CALDECOTE ST,
1803-78

DB115/5       25th March 1803

Mortgage of £40 for a term of 1000-years

1)   John Fosbury, gardener

2)   Joseph Redden, maltster

A Cottage and garden in Marsh End now in the Tenure of William Page.

Recites a Feoffment of 12.5.1798 by the same parties.

DB115/6       25th March 1803

Bond re above

DB115/7       23rd October 1878

(See DB207)

Conveyance for £60

1)   Elizabeth Harris of Greenwood near Barnet, Middlesex, widow and her sons Samuel Harris, and Henry Paul Harris, merchants of Whitechapel, Middlesex, William Crowther of Gomersal near Leeds and William Hipwell of Olney, the devisees and executors of Samuel Harris deceased.

2)   William Pearce, builder

3)   Joseph Mason

Recites the Will of Samuel Harris, property is "2 cottages built on 1a 1r 29p in Marsh End formerly in the Tenure of John Kent and George Smith, since of William Lockwood and James Garratt and now of ... Mobbs and ....Richards. Recites L and RL of 1829 from Charles Marius Hardy to Cantley, clerk. (See DB207/15).

DB115/8       6th Nov 1878

Conveyance for £16

1)   William Hogg, yeoman

2)   Joseph Mason

Cottage in Marsh End erected by John Kent with yard and garden, now 65 Caldecote St, formerly of Joshua Cook and now unoccupied


DB115/9-12
FARMHOUSE AND LAND IN NORTH CRAWLEY,
PRESUMABLY SAME AS IN 115/1-4,
1840.

DB115/9       13th Aug. 1840

Lease in advance of Conveyance DB115/12

DB115/10      14th Aug. 1840

Declaration of Right and Title by John Fox

DB115/11      14th Aug. 1840

Bond Fox to Bell

DB115/12      14th Aug. 1840

Conveyance for £2325

1)   John Fox of London, dentist and Elizabeth his wife

2)   James Bell of New Pown near Brampton, Cumberland

John Fox was seized in Fee simple of the Farmhouse and land in North Crawley, which he conveys, to Bell.


DB116     1791-1829
‘POCKET LEDGERS’ OF JOSEPH ARROWSMITH, ATTORNEY, NP,
TEN VOLUMES

DB126&7
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL MANOR QUIT RENTS ACCOUNT BOOKS, 1759-99

Not transcribed


DB128&129
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, RENT BOOK
OF EARL OF ANGLESEY’S ESTATE, 1760-68

Not transcribed


DB130
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL
MANOR RENT ACCOUNTS 1827-1845

(Edited Extracts only)

LORD OF MANOR IS DR CHARLES HENRY HARDY, Steward is George Cooch.
List of Tenants and Rents in front of book, then Rents listed year by year under the tenant’s name.

Second half of book contains Annual Accounts of Income and Expenditure. 

PROPERTY  RENT  
 
£
s
d
 
FARM BUILDINGS IN PORTFIELD AND TICKFORD FIELD 
239
5
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Nash 1827-37
 
 
 
 
Luke Price 1837-44
 
 
 
 
Price Executors 1844
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2 CLOSES IN PORTFIELD CALLED THE LAKES

25
4
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Lockwood    1827-45
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2 CLOSES OF GARDEN GROUND ON THE GREEN 

8
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joseph Nicholls    1827-45  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE TOLLS OF THE FAIRS AND MARKETS
20
0
0
 
CLOSE ON THE GREEN
3
0
0
 
COTTAGE ON THE GREEN
1
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
George Simcox      1827-38
 
 
 
 
Then his Executors then
 
 
 
 
Joseph Simcox to   1845
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

WEST MEADOW AND CLOSE NEXT TO BUCKINGHAM ROAD 

68
0
0
 

TWO CHEQUER ACRES AND THE GOOSE HALF ACRE IN BURY MEADOW  

10
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Bunting         1827-45
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE MANORIAL COMMONS IN BURY FIELD
10
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Pike       1827-45
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RUSHES IN THE RIVER
4
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomas Tandy      1827-45  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE FISHERY
1
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
John Chibnall      1827-30
 
 
 
 
William Henry Hanscomb  1835-40
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LANCASTRIAN SCHOOL ON THE GREEN 1827-45
1
0
0
 
 
 
 
 
 
QUIT RENTS
26
8
10
and a half penny
TOTAL 
416
17
10
and a half penny

DB131 
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, ACCOUNT BOOK
OF SPECIAL ACCOUNTS AND QUIT RENTS, 1845 TO 1879

(I have combined information from previous book as far as possible)

FARM & BUILDINGS IN PORTFIELD AND TICKFORD FIELD

Robert Nash        1827-37   Rent £239 5 0 pa

Luke Price              1837-44   Rent £105          half year

William Price and Henry Lucas Executors of Luke Price 1844-58

1845 Rent of Farm £105 and Bury Field Commons £3 13 6 per half year

George Osborn Price     1859-79

1874 Rent of Farm £105, Closes late Bunting £30 and Bury Field Commons £3 13 6 per half year

2 CLOSES IN PORTFIELD CALLED THE LAKES 6a                          

Rent £25 4  0 pa
Thomas Lockwood 1827-48 Rent 12gns pa to 1833
1834 Rent Lakes 8gns
and Commons £3 13 6 half year
Total
£12 1 6d
     
William Hipwell 1849-62 £12 half year,
Down to
£10 1851
     
William Salmons 1862-73 £11 half year
     
     
2 CLOSES (GARDEN GROUND) ON THE GREEN
Joseph Nicholls 1827-37 Rent £8 pa
George Labrum 1838-41
T.A. Green and T.J.Green 1842-48 Rent £4 half year
Mss note "since let to Mr Bunting"
William Bunting 1849-73
1846 Rent £22.10 per half year
Close late Green’s 1848 Rent £ 3 per half year
Close late Green’s 1866 1given up

THE TOLLS OF THE FAIRS AND MARKETS  

Rent 1828
TOLLS £20, CLOSE ON THE GREEN £3, COTTAGE ON THE GREEN £1

George Simcox 1827-38  
Rent 1829
TOLLS £10, CLOSE ON THE GREEN £1 10 0, COTTAGE ON THE GREEN £1 half year    

Rent 1830

CLOSE ON THE GREEN £1 10 0, COTTAGE ON THE GREEN 10/- half year
From 1833-37 he rents Grass in Bury Meadow £7 6 0 pa
His Executors     

Rent 1838
Close late Nichols £3 pa, and Close on Green £1 10 0, and cottage on Green as above.  

Joseph Simcox 1838-49
1838-45 Closes and buildings on the Green £5 half year and Stallage now mentioned again £2 10 0 half year

William Cowley 1849-67
1854 Combined rents up to £9

John Negus 1867-73
He only rents Close and buildings £7 10 0
part of property taken by NP Railway

Mss notes "Tolls lost" and "Mr Rogers wishes to have the refusal of the ground occupied by the buildings undermentioned"

COTTAGE ON THE GREEN                

Chas and Josias Wilford 1845-47
1845 "to a years apportioned rent for one cottage late Simcox 10/-2
1846 to a year and a half rent of 2 cottages late Simcox £1 10 1847 to a years rent of cottages £1

WEST MEADOW AND CLOSE NEXT TO BUCKINGHAM ROAD Rent £68 pa
TWO CHEQUER ACRES AND THE GOOSE HALF ACRE IN BURY MEADOW Rent £10 pa

William Bunting    1827-45
From 1833 Rent only £45 pa
William Clare      1846-72
William Clare has Grass in Bury Meadow from 1846-72
at rent of £7 6 0 pa from 1866 reduced by " allowance 10/- for land taken by Railway , rent now £6 16 6.

THE MANORIAL COMMONS IN BURY FIELD   Rent £10 pa

Thomas Pike        1828-32

RUSHES IN THE RIVER

Thomas Tandy  1827-49   rent £4 pa
rent pa reduced 1847 to £2 10 0, 1848 to £1 5 0, 1853 £1 and 1855 to 15/- .
Thomas Chater 1850-66
John Simco        1868-72

FISHERY Rent £1 pa

John Chibnall         1827-30
William Henry Hanscomb  1830-47
C.F.Lucas               1848-61
Susanna Ball Bartlett   1862-69                

LANCASTRIAN SCHOOL COMMITTEE THE GREEN Rent £1

1827-45
QUIT RENTS            26   8  10 and a half penny
TOTAL                    416  17  10 and a half penny 
Others in DB131

THE BULLY

Thomas Allbright 1845
William Pearce     1856-59 rent 7/6d pa
mss note "to be sold to R.M.O.Massey 1865"

COTTAGE ON THE GREEN rent 16/8d per month
(This is Flowing Tankard/Railway Tavern)
Thomas William Mills         1854-61 Rent £2 10 0 per quarter
1854 from this year he also rents Tankard Close, late Luke Price Executors for £2 10 0 a quarter

Rogers and Bull    1862-65
Rent Close and Cottage £10 half year
NOTES RE DB131

p90       List of Purchases and redemption of Quit Rents

p124-252 Quit Rents 1845-81

p90-96    Quit Rents 1881-2

THE SECOND HALF OF THE BOOK CONTAINS THE ANNUAL ACCOUNTS OF THE MANOR DRAWN UP THE STEWARD GEORGE COOCH.

Selected Extracts

1828 2 bills of George Simcox for sundry repairs on Nash's farm, Repairs of the Pound and Stocks (submitted for Mr Van Hagen) £31 1 7

1830 Allowance to Bunting for house sold to Crip  Erection of monument in Lathbury church

1848 George Simcox paid for repairs to fences and gates on estate

1849 By allowance to Crawley towards rebuilding shop on the Green £2.10.0

1851 Mr French paid for "spouting" Cottage on Green £1.15.0

1853 5 months interest paid on £34 deposit paid by Cooch on purchase of Tankard Close

1854 New fence to Cottage and garden on the Green £5.17.6  including Masons and painters work  £1.13.8

1868 £2 cash paid to the Devisees of John Rogers deceased for 8 years use of the ground in front of the Malting to Lady Day 1867, the end of the tenancy.

Up to 1882 accts include annual costs of repairs to the High Street and the Pound in the High St. After this there is an Annual Highway Rate of 3gns     

1880's WB and WR Bull now become Stewards of the Estate

1896 Negus had previously rented the Wheelwrights shop, tenant now Huntley. This was near Coachmakers now Dentist and Roy Pinks

1899 "By interest on Security of Union Street House £300

DB131a

This consists of records of Quit Rents 1882-1902 and letters re Estate business   


DB133

(The same as DB145/1)


DB134
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, MEMORANDUM ETC
RELATING TO MANOR AND COURT LEET, 1670-1756

1670

"Order that each person surcharging the Common (Bury Field) do pay for each Head of Cattle surcharging 10/- to the Lord"

Fisheries and Royalties recognised in West Mead Brook Le

Indentures to the Lord with respect of Bury Field


1672

Various Presentments for surcharging Bury Field. "We doe order that no Person whatsoever having Rights of Common within Bury Field within this Manor shall put or cause to be put, any kind of Cattle whatsoever in the field aforesaid called Bury Field unless he or they hath or have an absolute Property to such cattle so to be put in as aforesaid - on Pain of "20s for every Head of Cattle that shall be put into the field aforesaid contrary to this order"

"We do further order that no Person or Persons whatsoever shall take in or put in any out Town Cattle whatsoever into the Field called Bury Field within this Mannor on Pain to forfiet to the Lord 20s for every such Cattle"
Forfeits to the Lord for other Matters respecting Bury Field "order concerning the Hay, or Grass, in Bury Field, belonging to the Poor-Free? to the Lord"


1673 

"We do present George Richardson the Elder for putting a mare into the Bury Field which was not his own - contrarie to the Customs of that field contrarie to former orders”.
Other similar presentments


1724 Richd Sutton presented for not keeping up the Mounds and not mending the Pound in Bury Field

1756 Persons summoned on Jury fined for Non-attendance 10s.

DB135
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL
EXTRACTS FROM COURT ROLL 1674

6th October 1674 Orders and Presentments made the 6 day of October at the Courte Leete and Court Baron holden for the Towne of Newport Pannell the day and year above written
Imprimis

We p'sent that the watercourse of Widow Brown leading from Thomas Kents to Mr Christys is not opened according to the former order.

We doe present Jonas Smith and Marke James Senior and others occupiers of the Shambles of Mr Richard Kilpins for not laying out their shambles contrarie to former orders made in this court.

We doe present the said Jonas Smith and Marke James for not repairing the street before the said Shambles contrarie to former orders made in this court

We doe present John Potter Field Keeper of the Bury Field that he hathe not kept the fences belonging to the Bury Field according to former orders made in this court.

We doe present Mr Roger Chapman for not keeping a Bull in the Bury Field according to the Custom thereof and we doe order the said Mr Chapman before the first of May next to keepe a Bull in the said field for the use of the Commoners thereof according to the customs thereof.

We doe present George Richardson the elder for putting a mare into the Bury Field, which was not his own contrarie to the Customs of that field contrarie to former orders

We doe also present Ralph Hooton, Jeffery Potter, Will: Franklin, Ed: Rigsllye, Will Odell, Ed Darrell and John Chowne and Thomas Smyth for keeping and pasturing their Geese in the Portfields of Newport contrarie to former orders made in this Court

We doe present Richard Parrett for suffering his hoggs to go and dig in Tickford Field contrarie to former orders made in this court.

We doe present all persons whatsoever that owe any servis to this Court and did not appear to forfiet six pence to the Lord of this Manor for their nott appearing

We doe also present all officers appointed by this court to take their oaths before the Stuards thereof within fourteen days after the same upon penalty of forfeiting fortye shillings apiece for every time they refuse

Item we doe present that all former orders concerning the Portfield doe continue as that stood the last year for one year more and no longer.

Item we present that Ralph Hooton hath not removed his palles standing upon the Common before has done contrarie to former orders made in the Court

Item we doe present that the persons whose names are under written have put into Bury Field several cattell there not being their own cattle contrarie to former orders made in this court, James Leaver 2 cattle, Joseph Pierce 1 mare, M. Gattes 1 gelding, Francis Atkins, butcher 1?, Ralph Hooton 3 Ewes.

We present Richard Smallbones for putting a Show Horse into Bury Field Common Contrarie to order

Item we doe present John Puryer, miller for keeping a horse in Bury Field contrarie to former orders made in this court.

We doe appoint Mr George Chapman and Henry Gibson to be tellers of the Field for the Porte Field.

We doe present Mr Richard Worral hath not removed a certain stone wall abutting along and in Pools Lane contrarie to a former order made in this court.

We doe present George .... and John Norman for laying Dunce upon the Market Hill , contrarie to former orders made in this court.

We doe order and appoint that Alderman Backwell do pay 6d a year as a Quitrent apportioned for that part of the garden he purchased out of the Saracens Head.

On a separate sheet 

Alienations and Releases due to Ye Earle of Anglesey at the Courte Holden for the Manor of Newport 6th October 1674

Mr Warde for land and Tenements late of John Chapman

Joss Hulford for tenements late purchased of William Emerton

Jo Johnson for a messuage late purchased of David Conningham

Mr Edmunds for lands late purchased of Mr Duncombe

Mr Inn for a messuage late purchased of Mr Pomfrett

Philip Cowley for a messuage late purchased of Jo Moreton 

Augustin Parrot? for a messuage late purchased of Mr Thomas Barker 

Francis Johnson for a messuage late purchased of David Conningham 

John Clarke for a messuage in ye occupation of Joseph Heywood as heir to his father 

William Smith for lands late purchased of Mr Richard Worral

John Cripps for a tenement and lands late ye wife? of ... Potter

Richard Fynable for tenement late purchased of

Alderman Backwell for the Mills and Land late purchased of Mr Richard Worrall

John Nelson for lands late purchased of Mr John Pomfrett

(Above line crossed out on original document)

Rd Perrott for lands late purchased of ye aforesaid Mr Pomfrett

Sam: Barker for a messuage late his mothers 

Mary and Charlotte Digby daughters and heiresses of Jo: Digby the elder for land in Newport

 Thomas Hurndall for a messuage late purchased of Joseph Rawlins

Y. hambledine ?

Y. T.????

X Alderman Backwell for a piece of land formerly part of ye Saracens Head  

plus indens

On rear page

We doe present Mr Thomas Pomfrett & Will: Coop for digging away and clearing offe severall  loads of soyle offe the Kings Highway in Tickford end contrarie to fformer orders made in this Court 

We doe apointe
John Newton } Letherscalers
Will: Barton

Mr Warr  } Fish and Flesh Tasters
Jo: Bell 

Joseph Perrin } Ale Tasters
Thomas Stoke

Thomas Warren }
Gilbert Dunn
Richard Worrall
Richard Perrott
Richard Kilpin
John warren
Tho: Warren
George Sherry or Cherry
Will Boyce
William Smith
Robert Hooton
John Carpenter
Thomas Pickering
John Nellson
John Chowne
James Brittan
Gilbert Dun

Mss endorsement on cover " Newport 1674 Mary and Charlotte Digby heires of John Digby Esq., hereinffound"


DB136

MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, PAPERS RELATING TO RENT DISPUTES, WITH STEWARDS ACCOUNTS, 1724, AND RENT ACCOUNTS 1707-30, 1818-20 ETC.

(Only DB136/13 transcribed)


DB136/13
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL
ACCOUNT OF RELEASES AND ALIENATIONS

(This is on two undated sheets, but date is between 1748 and 1755).

Yearly Rent
1) Henry Jones tenement late Allibones alienation
£0
1
0
2) - Pilgrim John Battison's widow  RL 
0
1
1
3) William Brice late Joseph Battison Alienation
0
2
1
4) Ancell late Mrs Bowry RL 
0
1
4
5) Late Jos Bass/Graves End (Feoffees) Alienation
0
4
6)

Mr Buchanan for master Samuel Crichton late John Crichton

Alienation
0
6
7) Mr Charles Chester late John Chester  RL
0
17
0
8) Master Samuel Crichton late Robert Crichton RL
0
11
0
9)

Master Samuel Crichton late Robert Johnston's 

RL
0
5
4
10)

Master Samuel Crichton for late Latimers or Dickson  

RL
0
1
3
Miss Mary Curtis late Gill Curtiss
0
0
8)
(John Church) Miss M. Curtiss late Barratt 0  1  4) 
0
3
0
Miss Mary Curtiss for late Skevington
0
1
0)

M Barratts is since sold by Mary Crichton to Mr Church

Alienation
0
1
4
11) Robert Perrott/late Richard Drake Clerk Alienation
0
0
2

x Mr Hooton & wife late Edward Dymoke Viz     ?? Thomas Odells

Alienation
0
8
0
12)

John Gooday late Thomas Hackwell formerly Thomas Hartley

Alienation
0
1
4
13) Thomas Sanders deceased late Robert Hall Alienation and RL since his death
0
15
0
Thomas Sanders late Robert Hall late Blackwells
0
13
11
14) Jeremiah Collyer late Eliz Ingram Alienation
0
1
0
Mary James widow/ Red House Alienation
0
3
0
15) Mary White late Susanna Judkins Alienation
0
1
0
16) William Kelsoe? late Laws  Alienation
0
6
0
17)

Mr Edward Bowles late Hakewill formerly Woodward

Alienation
8
15
0
18) Richard Kilpin late Morrison RL
0
0
8
19) Widow Palmer If Rd Purratt or John Palmer Ali
0
0
9
20) Widow smith at corner ? late ... Smith RL
0
0
6
21) Mary Smith late Richard Smith RL
0
1
3
22) Thomas Gibbs of Whaddon late Travells William Law once Read (crossed out) RL 
0
1
3
23)

John Bagley late William & Lawrence Head or Read formerly John Smith

Alienation
0
0
7
24) Mary Curtis for late Gilbert Curtis

(A SECOND COPY OF ABOVE ON WHICH I HAVE IDENTIFIED PROPERTIES WHERE POSSIBLE)

Yearly Rent
1) Henry Jones tenement late Allibones alienation £0 1 0
2) - Pilgrim John Battison's widow  RL  0 1 1
3) William Brice late Joseph Battison Alienation 0 2 1

(See DB205 1779 Marsh End garden mentions yard formerly of John Battison the elder, late of William Brice deceased and now of Martha Brice ).

4) Ancell late Mrs Bowry RL  0 1 4
5) Late Jos Bass/Graves End (Feoffees) Alienation 0 4
6)

Mr Buchanan for master Samuel Crichton late John Crichton

Alienation 0 6
7) Mr Charles Chester late John Chester  RL 0 17 0
8) Master Samuel Crichton late Robert Crichton RL 0 11 0
9)

Master Samuel Crichton late Robert Johnston's 

RL 0 5 4
10)

Master Samuel Crichton for late Latimers or Dickson  

RL 0 1 3
(See Marsh End file 1748 Robert Crichton gets property from Hester Dickson, widow )
Miss Mary Curtis late Gill Curtiss 0 0 8)
(Mary is an Executor of Gill in 1748 DB210/7 premises in North End )
(John Church) Miss M. Curtiss late Barratt 0  1  4)  0 3 0
Miss Mary Curtiss for late Skevington 0 1 0)

M Barratts is since sold by Mary Crichton to Mr Church

Alienation 0 1 4
(Note 1757 John Church a governor of QUEEN ANN HOSPITAL)
11) Robert Perrott/late Richard Drake Clerk Alienation 0 0 2

x Mr Hooton & wife late Edward Dymoke Viz     ?? Thomas Odells

Alienation 0 8 0
12)

John Gooday late Thomas Hackwell formerly Thomas Hartley

Alienation 0 1 4
(Above is 2, St John St see Midland Bank Deeds Goodday purchased in 1748 )
13) Thomas Sanders deceased late Robert Hall Alienation and RL since his death 0 15 0
Thomas Sanders late Robert Hall late Blackwells 0 13 11
(ABOVE IS SWAN HOTEL)
14) Jeremiah Collyer late Eliz Ingram Alienation 0 1 0

(ABOVE IS SHOULDER OF MUTTON See DB200/11-12 this is before 1771)

Mary James widow/ Red House Alienation 0 3 0
15) Mary White late Susanna Judkins Alienation 0 1 0

(Susanna was alive in 1737 see Will of John Battison)

16) William Kelsoe? late Laws  Alienation 0 6 0
17)

Mr Edward Bowles late Hakewill formerly Woodward

Alienation 8 15 0

(May be Vicarage or Bowling Green Bowles died 1756-7 DB20/5 Bowling Green)

18) Richard Kilpin late Morrison RL 0 0 8

(Above may be DB208 Priory St)

19) Widow Palmer If Rd Purratt or John Palmer Ali 0 0 9
20) Widow smith at corner ? late ... Smith RL 0 0 6
21) Mary Smith late Richard Smith RL 0 1 3
22) Thomas Gibbs of Whaddon late Travells William Law once Read (crossed out) RL  0 1 3

(See DB30/7 and DB30/8, October 1755 also 1764  BuCro 1137/47 and  1779 DB28 deed for Three Tuns "the ground of Thomas Gibbs and the N)

23)

John Bagley late William & Lawrence Head or Read formerly John Smith

Alienation 0 0 7
24) Mary Curtis for late Gilbert Curtis

(Mary is an Executor of Gill Curtis in 1748 DB210/7 premises in North End)


DB137
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, QUIT RENTS 1898

Not transcribed


DB138

MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, NOTEBOOK WITH MEMORANDA

ABOUT HOLDING COURT LEET AND NOTES ABOUT BURY FIELD,

EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY

Not transcribed


DB139

MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, PAPERS RELATING TO FUNERAL EXPENSES,
EXECUTORSHIP AND TRUST ESTATE OF CHARLES MARIUS HARDY LORD OF MANOR DECEASED, 1827

Not transcribed


DB140
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, MINUTES OF COURT, 1832

Not transcribed


DB141/1-19
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL,
MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS, FAMILY PAPERS AND ABSTRACT OF TITLE.
EARL OF ANGLESEY’S ESTATE, 1737-1810

DB141/1   25th June 1737

Lord Anglesey and Charles Anglesey

RL to make Tenant to the Precipe for Suffering several Recoveries Estate of Bletchingdon, Oxon, To Bar and Dock etc Trustees Jack Hatton

DB141/2   Trinity Term 10-11 George II 1737

(Folded sheet being wrapper for the Fine)

William Henderson Gent demandant against Jack Hatton, Plaintiff, the Manor of NP plus 150 messuages, 200a of arable land, 50a of meadow

DB141/3   9th May 1767

Copy of Marriage Articles and Settlement

Earl of Anglesey and the Hon Miss Lucy Littleton

DB141/4   25th June 1767

Deed of Demise for 99 years to secure £500 pa to Lucy during their Joint Lives

1)   Arthur now Earl Mountnorris and Lucy Fortescue his Wife

2)   Richard Earl Temple and Mathew Lord Fortescue

Property Demised is "The Lordship or Manor of NP, 400a and other estates elsewhere (full terrier with deed).

DB141/5       22nd Feb 1771

Grant of £100 Annuity from Arthur and Lucy to John Baker of Waresley Green, Worcs out of their NP and other Estates

DB141/6&7

John Baker of Waresley Green, Worcs Declaration of Trust for the moiety of the Annuity

DB141/8   10th Nov 1781

Hon. Arthur Earl of Anglesey’s Deed of Provision for his wife Lucy and Family. Lists All his Estates

DB141/9   28th Nov 1783

Marriage Settlement Arthur Lord VV with Miss Sarah Cavendish

DB141/10-18

Further papers relating to Anglesey family

DB141/19

Abstract of Title of Anglesey’s estates up to 1810.

Includes details of Land awarded to Lord VV in Enclosures of Portfield and Tickford Field. Extensive details of Family History


DB142/1-7
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL,
ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF CHARLES MARIUS HARDY,
AND SALE BY HIM A SEVERAL CLOSES TO JOHN COLES YEOMAN, 1810

DB142/1 ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF CHARLES MARIUS HARDY TO THE MANOR OF NP

Comprises 47 mss pages, commences 1701 with Francis Lord Mountnorris. Details Anglesey Family Settlements.

Manor not described until conveyance by Lord VV to CMH, apart from the Lordship it consists of the lands awarded to Lord Viscount Valentia by the Enclosures of Portfield and Tickford Field.

These were:

In PORTFIELD

Plot on the Green 2r 17p, another plot on the Green 1a 3r 4p, bounded by the Stratford Road on the N.E.; Homesteads and Gardens on the E; and the above plot on the N and NE.

Anglesey Holme

Land in Pitwell Field, Honey lands and the Lakes in Portfield containing 48a 0r 37p now in the occupation of Thomas Meacher

Plot in the West meadow containing 6a 1r 31p

IN TICKFORD FIELD

Plot in Mill Field 3a 2r 21p, bounded by Turnpike Road on E; by parish of Moulsoe on S; by R. Lovatt on W; and by other land of George VV on N.

Plot called The Bully containing 30p bounded by allotment of GPH on E; by Private Road to Castle Meadow on S; by the R. Lovatt on other side.

Plots in Mill Fields and Dam Meadow containing 27a 1r 4p, bounded by Turnpike Road on E; By 4th allotment of George VV on S and SE; by R. Lovatt on SW; in an irregular line by the Brook and the 2nd allot of John Hooton, and by Mill Road in NE and N. 

Plot in Mill Field and Porridge Pot and Meadow 8a 2r 3p bounded by Turnpike Road on E; by 5th Allot of George VV on S and SE; by R. Lovatt on S; and by 3rd Allot of George VV on NW and N.

Plot in Mill Field 5a 2r 16p bounded by Turnpike Richard on E; by 6th allot of George VV on S; by R. Lovatt on SW; and by 4th Allot of George VV on NW and N.

Plot in Mill Field 1a 1r 10p bounded by Turnpike Road on E; by 7th Allot of George VV on S; by R. Lovatt on W; and by 5th Allot of George VV on N.

The deed is endorsed "for Mr Coles" and the land that he purchased from Hardy is marked in pencil in the Abstract.

(The Solicitor drew up copies of the Abstract for the sale of each part of the Manor by Hardy, to prove his title).

DB142/2 As above endorsed "see p. 36"

DB142/3   Same again but is also to certain lands and tenements and hereditaments in NP

DB142/4   8th May 1810 Deed of Covenant from Hon George Viscount Valentia to Charles Marius Hardy. Witnesses:  Richard Williams and John Powell, gent.

DB142/5   8th May 1810

Conveyance for £9090

From the Surviving Trustee under Lord VV's Marriage Settlement to George Henry Hardy as Trustee for C.M.Hardy.

The Lordship of Manor and Lands in Portfield and Tickford Field, (no mention of any messuages). Land as listed in Abstract above.

DB142/6&7     8th and 9th Nov 1810 

Conveyance by L and RL

1)   C.M.Hardy and his Trustee

2)   John Coles, yeoman. 

Recites that CMH purchased the Manor on 7th and 8th of May last and that he put up for Auction (date not given) the plot or piece of ground hereafter described. John Coles was the highest bidder for it at £340 and for another piece of land at £40 so for £380 he buys:

Plot of Meadow called Anglesey Holme containing 2a 1r 24p now in the occupation of Samuel Barringer, bounded on every side by the Brook and the River Lovatt.

Also another plot on the W side of Tickford Bridge and extending from there to the Homestall of John Coles in Marsh End being part of the Bed of the River Lovatt and an Old Road part of which hath been filled up by means of the rebuilding of the said bridge, and which said piece of ground is bounded on the W by the meadow of John Coles called Lines's (Lions) Holme, on the E by Tickford Bridge, on the N by land belonging to Queen Annes Hospital and Thomas Sanders Hollingworth, and on the S by the River Lovatt as the same is now excavated and formed to pass under an arch of Iron shortly intended to be erected, and the said meadow called Lines's Holme and which plot or parcel of land or ground is now in the occupation of Joseph Conquest. 

Witnesses:  George Cooch and Samuel Hooper Adams.


DB143/1
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL,
CHARLES MARIUS HARDY'S ABSTRACT OF TITLE

(Documents re Manor Were translated and prepared by Williams and Brooks of Lincolns Inn, prior to a Court Case in Buckingham Assizes, of Trespass and theft in 1805).   

DB143/1  

Charles Marius Hardy's Abstract of Title of the Manor of NP drawn up by Cooch NP, 41 pages (as in DB142/1)

Extracts:

"The above Estate was formerly the estate of Francis Lord Mountnorris and after several descents descended to and became vested in James Earl of Anglesey his great grandson who in 1701 suffered a Recovery of the Estate and declared the receipts to himself in Fee"

14th May 1710

Will of James Earl of Anglesey Executors were John Lord Haversham, Arthur Anglesey his brother, and Thomas Cook Esq., one of the Justices of the Kings Bench in Ireland

Recites all Anglesey Wills and Family Settlements, Mortgages etc

1737

Manor said to contain 150 messuages, 200a land, 50a meadow, and Common of pasture for all cattle with the Appurtenances in NP 

Several 18th cent Mortgages


DB143/2  
A WRIT OF EXTENT OF THE MANOR OF 1ST EDWARD I 1272

(Published in Bull 1900, 35)

In pursuance of the writ an Extent of the Manor of Newport Pannell was taken, the Jurors stating " that the capital Messuage, with a Dovehouse and a Garden, are worth by the year one mark. Also that there are in Demesne 687 acres and a half of arable land at the least whereof 240 are valued at £4, the price of the acre 4d, and 447 acres and a half are valued at £14 8s 4d, the price of the acre 8d. Also there are 66 acres and a half of Mowable Meadow, and they are valued at £6 12s 0d, the price of the acre


DB143/3
A CHARTER OF 5TH EDWARD 2ND 1311 OF CONFIRMATION
 TO THE PRIOR AND CONVENT OF TICKFORD OF INTER ALIA
A FISHERY IN THE RIVER OUSE IN NP
(Published in Bull 1900, 71)

“a free and several Fishery in the River Ouse under the Close of the same House from the Corner of their Court upon the river which is called Le Ildele unto the Ditch which is called Larkbrooke towards the East”

DB143/4

A WRIT AND INQUISITION AD QUOD DAMPNUM OF

9TH EDWARD II 1316 TO THE MANOR OF TICKFORD AND NP

(Published in Bull 1900, 75)


DB143/5

8TH AUGUST 1608

SURVEY OF THE MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL

IN THE COUNTY OF BUCKS ANNEXED TO THE HONOR OF AMPTHILL

DB143/5   8th August 6th year James 1st 1608-9

SURVEY OF THE MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL
IN THE COUNTY OF BUCKS ANNEXED TO THE HONOR OF AMPTHILL

Notes in the LH and RH Margins, which are added in relevant position in the text

Survey of the Manor of Newport Pagnell by Robert Guppie, gent by Virtue of the Commission of the said Lord the King out of their Exchequer to him directed on Oath of the Tenants there.

In LH margin

"Manor of NP etc The jointure of the Lady Queen

(To Wit)

Sum total of the Free tenants there £11 14s 4d  - £11.12s 4d

Sum total of the Customary tenants there £11 10s 3d

DEMISES

(The first entry is given in full the subsequent ones are abbreviated,DCM )

Clement Johnson claims to hold by Virtue of Letters Patent under the Great Seal of England dated the 7th day of March in the 14th year of the Reign of Queen Elizabeth granted to one to Thomas Dycher one Common Bakehouse and one Close appertaining to the same called the Bakehouse Close, And one Tenement with appurtenances in St John St in NP aforesaid. that is to say,

A Mansion house of two spaces called the Bakehouse   )
with the yard by estimation half a rood              )
A Close of pasture called Bakehouse Close lying )

near the house aforesaid by estimation 1-acre
Another Mansion house of one space in St John St     )
and the yard by estimation                      ) 4 perches

To hold from the Feast of St Michael the Archangel
l
ast past before the date of the aforesaid Letters
Patent for 40 years yielding by the year 26s 8d.

In RH margin

"26s 8d yearly value to be demised -- nothing more"

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Thomas Annesley holds by Letters Patent of 14th June 1583-84

1 yard land and a half with Appurtenances in Tickford, formerly in the tenure of William Stoke

           

A Close of pasture called Townsend Close  ) 1.5a

A Pightle of pasture lying next the Priory of  Tickford
) 1 rod

) 45a
Arable land in the Common Field of Tickford

Leases in the Common Field of Tickford ) 10a

Meadow in the Common Meadow called the Weeks Meadow

) 1a

Meadow in the Common Meadow called Sowmead ) 1a

Meadow in the Common Meadow called Porridge Pott  ) 2a 1 Rod

Common of Pasture according to the Rate for 1 yard land and a half

To hold as afterwards Rent by the year £24

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In LH margin "MARCHEND"

Rd Shortred, gent holds by virtue of Letters Patent granted to Thomas Annesley, gent and others certain lands and tenements in NP aforesaid late of the said Thomas Annesley - (that is to say)

A Mansion house of 4 spaces called Bareditch & the yard by est  ) 1 Rod

Arable lands in Portfield ) 20a

Arable leases in the same field ) 2 Rods

A Close of pasture lying in Fishers Wicke ) 3a

A Meadow in the Common Meadow called West Meadow ) 1.5a Rent by the Year 59s 6d

Common of Pasture according to the Rate of three Quarters of land Rent by the year 23s 4d

And a house of 1 space called a Workhouse situate in Marchend near the Churchyard of NP aforesaid with the Pitts called Limepitts there

) half a Rod Rent by the Year 2s

And another Mansion house of 3 spaces in  Marchend aforesaid with a pightle adjoining now in the occupation of Thomas Glover

) 2 Rods Rent by the Year 3s 8d

Another Mansion house of 2 spaces in the Marsh aforesaid with an orchard now in the occupation of Anthony Wills

) 1Rod Rent by the Year 6d

And also 2 tenements adjoining in the Borough of NP of 4 spaces lately burnt with two curtilages adjoining

) 1Rod

To hold to the aforesaid Thomas Annesley Senior Knight & Ralph Annesley for the terme of their lives successively by the rent

in the whole by the year.

Rent by the Year 5s

In RH margin "Yearly value to be demised £15 more"
The Reversion of the premises granted to our Lady Queen Ann by Letters Patent of 16th March 1606-07 for 21 years for a Fine of £29 15s 0d

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Sir Richard Weston Knight holds by Letters Patent

(No date given)

Three Water-grain-Mills under one Roof called the North Mills with the House of the Miller adjoining of 4 spaces and a Close of pasture adjoining with the Banks there

) 3a

In RH margin

Rent by the Year £7 paid to the Receiver

"Yearly value to be demised £36 6s 8d"

"So demised without deduction of Rent"


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Cornelius Harvey and Robert Harvey holds by Letters patent under the Seal of the Exchequer of 6th July 1573-74,

A Mansion House of 3 spaces, an orchard & Close adjoining called Connes

) 2.5a

A Pightle of pasture called the Lake ) 1.5 Rod

A Mansion house of 3 spaces now in the occupation of Elizabeth Lyne widow & a Curtilage

) half a Rod

Another Mansion house of 4 spaces, one barn of 4 spaces the Heyhouse 2 spaces, a garden,orchard & Curtilage with a Croft adjoining called the Sherwoods

) 3 Rods

A Close of pasture adjoining being Lammas Ground ) 1a

Arable lands lying separately in Portfield ) 30a

Leases in Greengrove Field   ) 2.5a

A Meadow in the Common Meadow called West Meadow  ) 2a

A Meadow in the Common Meadow called Doddsmead ) 2a

7 pieces of Arable Leasue in Pitwellfield within Portfield

) 1a 3 Rods

Common of Pasture for 8 Beasts and 30 sheep in the Common Fields aforesaid according to the Rate

To Hold from the Feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary which was in the Year of our Lord 1595 for the terme of 31 from thence next following

In RH margin Rent by the Year  £38 10s "Yearly Value to be demised £10 more"  

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James Annesley, gent holds by Virtue of Letters Patent under the Seal of the Exchequer of 23rd June 1596-97

Mansion house called the Blackhouse of 2 Spaces & a garden and Curtilage with a Pightle

)1 Rod

A parcel of inclosed pasture with a Cottage there upon lately built called the Teynteryard

)1 Rod

The Fishing of All that Water called the Lovens which extends itself from the Bridge of Calcot  Mill unto the Common Water which leads to the Mill called A Fulling Mill 

And the Fishing of half of the Water which extends itself as above

To hold to the aforesaid James Annesley his Executors and Assigns from the Feast of the Annunciation of The Blessed Virgin Mary last past before the date above said for 21 years

Rent by the Year 6s 8d for the Tenement & Land and 12s for the Waters


"Yearly Value to be demised 30s more"

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The same James holds by Letters patent under the Great Seal of England of 24th Jan 1581-82 granted to John Fortescue Esq one of the Sergeants of the said Lady the Queen 1 Capital messuage and 2 Yardlands with the Appurtenances called the Manor Place of Water Hall (that is to say)

A mansion house of 4 spaces, a barn of 5 spaces, 1 other Mansion House 3 spaces with a Close of Pasture adjoining 

) 2a

Arable lands lying separately in the Portfield  )60a

A Meadow lying in the Common Meadow called  West Mead   

) 5a

A Meadow lying in the Common Meadow called  Bury Mead   

) 2a

Common of pasture in the Common Fields aforesaid according to the Rate, and Common of pasture for 12 Cows and 1 Bull in the Bury Field Rent £4 by the year. "Yearly Value to be demised £13 6s 8d more"

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Henry Lord Mordaunt holds by Letters Patent dated
(No date given DM)

In LH margin

"Part of the said Close called Bury Close incroached as the Jury present"


A Close of pasture called Bury Close ) 2a

A Close of pasture called Bury Field lying on the North Side of the Town of Newport where the tenants of the Manor aforesaid have Common payable 
Yearly as afterwards

) 120a

A Close of pasture called the Kickle lying on the North Side of the same Close

) 80a

A Close of pasture called the Sallege Mead lying on the North Side of the same Close called the Kickle

) 16a

A piece of Meadow called the West Mead Hook lying on the North Side of the same in the Common Meadow called West Meadow    

) 2a

Arable Lands lying together in the Common Field called Portfield

) 30a

A Close of pasture called the Sheepcot Close  ) 2 Rods

A Close of Meadow called the Sowmead Close on the  North Side of the Town

) 1a

A Close of Pasture called Waterleaze ) 3a

A Close of Meadow called Bury Meadow yearly demised to the Inhabitants of the Manor for 3s the acre

) 30a

A Close of Pasture called the New Close ) 15a

A Close of Meadow called the Kickle Meadow on the North Side of the same 

) 24a

A Close of Meadow called Kingsholm ) 20a

A Meadow in the Common Meadow called West Meadow ) 3a

In LH margin
"Holden for my Lord's Life in possession and 31 years in Reversion as is affirmed"

Rent by the Year £32
"The yearly value to be demised £120 more"

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Robert Annesley, Gent holds by Letters Patent under the Seal of the Exchequer of the 10th December 1597-98 granted to Robert Annesley, Francis Annesley, and Matthew Annesley

1 Close called Hawkins, and a quarter of Land and Meadow with Appurtenances lying in the meadows & Fields of Tickford late in the tenure of William Stokes of the yearly rent of 8s

And all that half yardland and meadow with Appurtenances lying in the field of Tickford aforesaid lately in the tenure of the aforesaid William Stokes of the yearly rent of 14s 8d.

And 1 garden lying in the North End of the yearly rent of 8d.

And also all that Close called Parke Close with Appurtenances of the yearly rent of 6s 8d.

And also all that parcel of wasteland with Appurtenances lying next the North Bridge of the yearly rent of 4d.

And also all that void Toft with Appurtenances of Thomas Potter of the yearly rent of 4d.

All which premises are parcel of the Manor of Newport aforesaid (that is to say)

One Close of pasture called Hawkins ) 1.5a

(One Close of pasture called Sprittle Close ) 1a
(Another Close of pasture called Plank Close ) 2 Rods

Note in LH margin against above entry

“Thomas Annesley, gent claims the said two Closes as

parcel of 1 yard land and a half in his occupation by demise"


A Close of pasture called Park Close ) 6a

(One piece of Land called a Garden with 3 Cottages of  4 spaces thereupon newly built lying and being in the North End of NP

) half Rod

Note in LH margin against above
"The Jury suppose some part here to be newly incroached"

One parcel of waste lying next the North Bridge with a Cottage thereupon built of 1 space

) 1 Rod

Arable Lands & Leasues lying in the Common Fields of Tickford 

) 36a

Note in LH margin re above "36 acres of land and leasues as it is said"

A Meadow in the Common Field called Weeksmead  ) 1a

A Meadow in the Common Meadow called Sowmead ) 1a

A Meadow in the Common Meadow called Dammead 

) 1a

Common of Pasture according to the Rate

To hold to the aforesaid Robert, Francis and Ralph Annesley for their lives successively 

Rent by the Year 30s 8d

In RH Margin

"Heriot after the decease of each tenant dying in possession 20s"

"Shall repair the premises"

"He shall have sufficient Hedgebote, Plowbote and Cartbote to be extended there of the yearly Value to be demised £10 more"


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John Harley holds by Letters Patent of the 11th July 1578-79
All that Close called the Pightle and 1 Yard Land and one quarter of land to the same Close called the Pightle belonging lying in Tickford aforesaid, And Also all that Close and all the lands with Appurtenances in Tickford formerly in the tenure of Richard Greenock and afterwards in the tenure of Anthony Cave late of John Harley Grandfather of the aforesaid John (that is to say)

One Pightle of pasture lying next Cley Lane on the Northside thereof          

) 1 Rod

2 Closes of pasture lying together next Cley Lane on the Northside thereof 

) 3a

Another Close of waste called Poplar Close )1a & 1 Rod

Arable lands in the Common Field called Brookfield Leasues in the same Field 

15a half Rod

Note In LH margin re above “47 parcels”

Arable lands in the Middle Field  Leasues there 17a 2 Rods

Note In LH margin re above 48 parcels

Arable lands in the Mill Field Leasues there  )18a 3 Rods

Note In LH margin re above 52 parcels
A meadow in the Common meadow called Wicksmead lying in 24 parcels    ) 1a

Note in LH margin “B parcel”

A meadow in the Common meadow called Sowmead lying in 15 parcels

) 1a

A meadow in the Common meadow called Dammead lying in 16 parcels

) 1a

Common of Pasture for 14 Beasts and 70 Sheep in the Common Fields aforesaid and for 5 Horses there  

7 parcels of pasture lying in the Common Field called the Weekmead   

) 3a

To hold to John Harley deceased the elder from the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary last past for the term of his life Remainder to Richard Harley son of the aforesaid John for his life and after his Decease Surrender of Forfeiture Remainder to the aforesaid John Harley son of the aforesaid Richard and his assigns for the term of his life Rent by the year £34

Notes in RH margin
"Fine £5 for surrender"
"Heriot after the death of every tenant dying in possession the best Beast"
"They shall have sufficient Hedgebote, Plowbote and Cartbote"
"Yearly value to be demised £7 10s by the tenant"

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In LH Margin MARSHEND

William Ardwey holds by Letters Patent one Yardland and a half

1 Close of pasture called Phelips with two Cottagesof 4 spaces thereupon newly built 

) 3.5a 

Another Close of pasture called Sheepcot Close with a Cottage of 1 space thereupon newly built

)3 Rods

Arable Land in Linchesfield      ) 13a

Leasues in the same Field in Shortfurlong there ) 1.5a

Arable Lands in Pitwell Field ) 13.5a

Arable Lands in Greengrove Field ) 14a

Leasues in the same Field ) 3 Rods

A Meadow in the Common Meadow called West Meadow ) 3a

Common of Pasture in the Field aforesaid for 9 Beasts and 45 Sheep

Demised to John Cooper the younger by indenture of William Ardwey 15th May 1605-06 from the Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary last past before the date above said for the term of 20 years yielding to William Ardwey by the year £14 and to the Lady the Queen by the year 43s 4d.

And certain lands now in the Occupation of William Knight (that is to say) 

1 Close of pasture lying in the Fisherswicks ) 3 Rods

Arable Lands lying separately in the Common Fields called Linchfield, Pitwayfield, and Greengrovefield 

) 21a

Leasues in the Fields aforesaid ) 1a

A Meadow in the Common Meadow called West Meadow ) 1a

Yielding to the said William by the year £4 4s 4d and for the said Lady the Queen 15s 8d

And 1 tenement in Marshend now in the occupation of William Ashby and certain Lands (that is to say)

Arable lands lying in the Portfields ) 3a

A mansion house of 3 spaces and a Close of pasture adjoining called Riders 

) 2 Rods

A meadow in the Common Meadow called Westmead )2 Rods

Yielding to the said William by the year 30s 8d and to the said Lady the Queen 6s

And the Tenement with the Appurtenances in the Borough of NP now in the occupation of John Whitacres, that is to say

A mansion house of two spaces and a curtilage ) half Rod
Yielding to the said William by the year 23s 8d and to the said Lady the Queen 3s

And half a yard lying in Tickford now in the occupation of William Hall (that is to say)
A Close of pasture called Sheepcot Close ) 2.5a
Arable lands and leasues in Tickford Field )15a
A meadow in the Weeks meadow )1 Rod
A meadow in the South meadow  )1 Rod
A meadow in the Damm meadow )1 Rod

Common of pasture according to the Rate in the Common Fields  


Yielding to the said William by the year £3 and to the said Lady the Queen 1s

To hold to the said William Ardwey Rent by the Year £3 18s 0d


In RH margin " Yearly value to be demised £23 18s 8d besides the Queen's Rent

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John Conningham holds by Letters Patent granted to the aforesaid Robert Annesley, gent and others All that void toft with Appurtenances lying at the East end of the Burgage late in the occupation of Thomas Potter in the Borough of NP (that is to say)

A small piece of land with a Mansion house of 1 space and a half thereupon newly built  

)1 perch
To hold for the term of the lives aforesaid Rent by the Year 4d
In RH margin "Yearly value to be demised 5s more"

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The Bailiff of the Borough of Newport aforesaid for the time being holds by custom or Prescription the Tolls and Profits of one Fair to be held on the Feast of St Barnabas yearly and the Tolls and Profits of one Market likewise to be held on Saturday Weekly
And 8 Butchers shambles in the High Street of Newport aforesaid

Rent thereof to the Lady the Queen by the Year £3

In RH margin "Yearly value to be demised £6 13s 4d"

SUM TOTAL OF THE DEMISES £60 6s 8d

Rents called Certainties

(All are by the year )

Rents issuing from Northmerston & Ovinge 20s 1d  

Rents issuing from Caldecote 4s 0d   

Rents issuing from Astwood with Ekeney and Rokell 15s 0d

Rents issuing from Chicheley  7s 0d

Rents issuing from Emberton 13s 4d

Rents issuing from Crawley 9s 8d

Sum total of the Certainties 
£3 9s 1d

Reprises

For the Bailiff's Fee by the year £4

For Rents Resolute to Lady Stafford by the year £6 13s 4d

The Survey then gives a full description of the Bounds of the Manor (See Bull 1900, 50-52) for a transcription the only difference is that the original deed has numbers added against certain points).

Within the Manor there are divers Lands and Tenements lying dispersedly belonging and appertaining to the late Priory of Tickford, and Divers other Lands and tenements held of our Lord the king as of his Manor of East Greenwich in the county of Kent.

And Further the Jurors present that within the borough of Newport there is an Hospital called St John Baptist's hospital with divers lands and Tenements to the same belonging within the Manor aforesaid founded by the Lord of the Manor of the Yearly value of £6 13s 4d

And that the presentation of the Master of the same Hospital always belongs to the Lord of the Manor

And that within the Borough there are four Almshouses for the support and Habitation of the poor there.

And the Jurors on their oath say that there is within the Borough a Court Leet or View of Frankpledge to be held on Monday next after Pentecost yearly for the Lord the King

And that there is within the Borough a Court called Unbodmot to be held four times in the Year (to writ) Monday next after the Feast of St Michael, Monday next after the Feast of the Epiphany, Monday next after the Feast of the annunciation, and Monday next after the Feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, and that the profits of the same belong to the Lady the Queen.

And that there is another Court there called a Port Court to be held continually on Monday in every other week and the Profits thereof belong likewise to the Lady the Queen

In Witness whereof the Jurors aforesaid have to this present Survey put their names or Marks the 9th day of August in the year above written.

Thomas Annesley  Thomas Clithero John Hull
John Harley Mathias Conny William Crawley
Edward Alleyn William Hall Andrew Knight
Robert Potter Edmund Parke John Holman
John Commendall Jeffry Potter Walter Hall
Ralph Pickering Junior Cornelius Harvye Thomas Richardson
Robert Hull

Received as the Verdict of the Jurors aforesaid by Richard Guppie

REMEMBRANCES

These are in Bull, 1900,52


DB143/6
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL
ABSTRACT OF CONVEYANCE OF TO CHARLES MARIUS HARDY

Not transcribed


DB143/7
"MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL
ANCIENT TOLLS & PAYMENTS TAKEN ON MARKET & FAIR DAYS".

DB143/7   22nd Jan 1812

Copy by George Cooch Junior of
"Manor of NP Draft Schedule of Ancient Tolls & Payments taken on Market & Fair days".
It is curious to note from a MS. of about 1812 that the tolls or payments taken on Market or Fair days by the Lord of the Manor were at that time as under:—

£ s d
Sheep For all sheep exposed for sale, penned or not, per score  ...   1 0
For all sheep, if sold, per score 8

The seller paying y° penning and buyer ye toll.

Cows &c 

All neat cattle (except bulls and calves) if sold, per head ...

2
A Bull if sold    ...    ...    4
Hogs All hogs sold at a fair, each 2
Do.         at a market, each... 1
A boar at any time 4
A sow and pigs (if they suck)  4
Otherwise) per head .. 1
Horses  All horses (except stallions) sold 4
A stallion sold 8
If swapt, each horse  4
Hawkers

All hawkers and pedlars for shew, each    

1
If they pitch Butter or eggs (if not sold in ye market) 2
fowls and garden stuff. Pitch and Shew . 2

Stalls upon the lord's ground, by ye foot in length.  

Stalls upon private Property  (If occupied  by proprietor 1
If occupied by any other person 2

All caravans and carts, shews, riding schools,&c„ &c., from 6d to...  ... 1    1   0
Corn 

If sold by ye load, I quart out of every load of 5 bushel, and if by ye Quarter, I Quart out of every Quarter.

N.B. All tolls for cattle are payable by the Buyer the day before and day after any fair, and extend to Lathbury, and power is given to the Collector to detain anything until ye tolls are paid.


DB143/8
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL
BRIEF RE COURT CASE AT BUCKINGHAM ASSIZES, 1816,
OF TRESPASS AND THEFT FROM A FISHERY IN 1805.
INCLUDES EXTENSIVE EVIDENCE FROM LOCAL PEOPLE

DB143/8                          

1816 BRIEF RE COURT CASE AT BUCKINGHAM ASSIZES, OF TRESPASS AND THEFT FROM A FISHERY IN 1805. 

Consists of 49 QUARTO PAGES

On Cover 
For the Defendants
Mr Wilson 16gns
2nd Consultation Fee 2gns
18gns

To be Tried at Buckingham Summer Assizes 1816
Consultation at Mr Wilson’s Lodging
at Buckingham in Tuesday @ 9 o'clock

BRIEF RE COURT CASE AT BUCKINGHAM ASSIZES,
OF TRESPASS AND THEFT FROM A FISHERY IN 1805.    

In the court of Common Pleas
BUCKINGHAM
Between

Frederick Hedrick Van Hagen Esq. Plaintiff

V            

Robert Richardson the elder

& Robert Richardson the younger defendants

The first part sets out the case against the Richardsons for alleged trespass and theft of fish from a Fishery belonging to the Manor of NP.

Frederick Hendrick Van Hagen in the Right of his wife widow of the late Joseph Jaques is possessed of an Old Inclosed Estate called Tickford Park.

Van Hagen claims that he is Lord of the Manor of Tickford and that the Fishery is his and therefore the Richardsons were trespassing on his property. The Cause of the legal action is a
"supposed Trespass stated to have been committed by the defendants on the 1st May 1805 in breaking and entering the Plaintiffs Close covered with water in the parish of NP being part of a certain river there and in the said Close fishing for fish and the fish therein caught carrying away and converting the same to the Defendants use"

The Lovat or Willen Water is the stream in which the Trespass was committed. It was claimed that they fished in a Close covered in water and from this on several occasions they took 1000 Trout, 1000 Perch, 1000 Roach, 1000 Dace, 1000 Gudgeons and 1000 to the value of £50.

The Brief for the defence set out the Case that the Fishery belonged to the Manor of NP. Their brief was very well researched and includes copies and translations by Williams and Brooks of Documents in the Public Record office
(See DB143/26 above. (These were used by Bull in his History of NP, 1900)

The Richardsons are tenants of Lord Valentia the Lord of the Manor of NP. The Richardsons claimed that it was a common Fishery in the Manor of NP and nothing to do with Tickford Manor  

They note that
Van Hagen does not name the location where the offence took place and therefore he does not know where it took place. 
Van Hagen recites a deed of James 1st but this concerns a Fishery from the junction of the rivers to Ray Mead in Lathbury. It does not include the Lovat.

A large map of the boundaries of the Manor of NP was drawn up for the case (this is published in Bull)

PROOFS

MR JOHN POWELL will give evidence based on the early surveys and grants in the PRO and Anglesey family Wills etc to confirm ownership of the Manor.

WILLIAM LUCAS was the Steward of the Manor of NP he succeeded on the death of Mr Patch, whose predecessor was Mr Holt, who had succeeded Mr Hall the Steward after Mr Pomfrett as Steward to Lord Valentia, now Earl Mountnorris, of the Manor and Estate of Np at Michaelmass 1787 and had continued Steward to him the present Lord Valentia ever since. Mr Lucas will produce a Book in the handwriting of Mr Patch and Mr Hall of Stewards Receipts and disbursements of the Manor from 1759 to the Present (except a Charles m of 8 years) the same book being used now by Mr Lucas.

(IN LH margin " This Chasm was during the Stewardship of Mr whose Acct book we have not, but the witness will produce Receipts from him for Rent of the Market & Tolls in 1776,1777, 177 8, & from Mr Patch in 1779".

The accounts showed that £42 was received from Joseph Osborne for the rent of the Tolls of the Market of NP, from Robert Richardson for the Fishery in question, (marginal note "It is not stated to be for the fishery but Odell will prove that Richardson never rented anything else”) and from Thomas Tandy for the Rushes. Also monies paid by the Stewards for the repair of the Pound in Tickford Field, & the Market Hill & other roads belonging to the Manor usually repaired by the Lord.  

Mr Lucas also proved the payment of quit Rents by the proprietors in Tickford Field not only to himself but to the former Stewards, and that he had in his possession old Rent Rolls as far back as 1706, and that they all paid Quit Rents to him at the present time, Except Mr Ward for the Priory, the Vicar who has only one acre, the Feoffees of the Town Lands who have 2 acres, the Governors of Queen Anne's hospital who have 22 acres and that the Tolls of the Market are now let to John Walker for £30 per annum.

Mr Lucas could if necessary produce Minutes of proceedings of Courts held for the Manor of Newport in 1719,1720,1721 & subsequent years by which it appears that James Arpin was then Heward or Hayward of Tickford Field whose Office it is to overlook the field impound cattle that trespass and see that no pound breaches are made, which in an open uninclosed field as this is an office of considerable importance. Mr Lucas had the entire management of Lord Valentia's Newport Pagnell estate from 1787 to the present time and will be able to speak very distinctly as to the different Acts done by him, to re-establish the Rights & Privileges of the Lord which from disuse some people had begun to doubt, he will prove that he has annually held Courts for the Manor of which Presentments of Nuisances in Tickford have been made & Constables appointed for Tickford and the Common Pound in Tickford Field, repaired by Lord Valentia and Quit Rents received by him.
One on occasion in 1790 he impounded an estray which after detaining for a year and a day he sold for the benefit of the Lord and that in 1789 he had a deputation from Lord Mountnorris to be Gamekeeper of Np with licence to kill hares, partridges, pheasants, fish & all other same within the same & its Members & the Fishery belonging.   

The local knowledge of Mr Lucas of all the property in the neighbourhood of NP & the different Owners & the Rights belonging to them is very extensive he having been a resident there for a great number of years, he will therefore prove that the fishery in question has always since he has known it been considered as the property of Lord Valentia & his ancestors who have constantly received the rents for it & for the rushes & their tenants have never to his knowledge been interrupted in the enjoyment of them nor has any person ever pretended to have a Claim to them until the present one now started by the Plaintiff who has not an inch of land within a considerable distance of the water nor ever till lately attempted to exercise a right to fish & that he is quite at a loss to know on what ground he means to support this action and that if there be a shadow of claim to it of which he has no idea it must have proceeded from the owner of Tickford or Tickford Priory or that of the Manor of Caldecott whose land adjoins the place in question & who actually have fisheries in the adjoining rivers which are not now disputed.

Mr Lucas as Solicitor to the Owner of Caldecott Mill has in his possession & will produce the Inspeximus in the Reign of Elizabeth by which Tickford Park was granted to the Fortescue Family & also the Conveyance from them to the Atkins.

MR FELLOWES THE SURVEYOR

Will give evidence to Prove the Plan & Survey of the Bounds of the Manor that it is made to correspond with the old metes and Bounds thereof as described in the Survey of 6 James 1st stated in the Brief and that they are accurately delineated from observation and measurements and that of the others which join or run near it are correctly laid down. Call this Witness who was the Surveyor employed for the purpose.

(Following paragraph crossed through on original DM)

It seems great interruption was given by the Plaintiff to the Surveyor in his progress round that part of the Bounds which is next to Tickford Park and he was threatened with actions for Trespass if he set foot out of the Manor of Newport so that it was necessary to use the greatest precaution to escape the threatened vengeance of the Plaintiff.

THOMAS ODELL AGED 54 YEARS
Will give evidence that he has lived all his life in NP and knows well the water in question. He lived as servant with Mr John Hall about 34 years ago and he recalled Mr Pomfrett who was Steward of the Manor. He was often sent by Mr Hall who was Mr Pomfrett's clerk to fish the water in question and was never interrupted by any person nor ever heard of a Claim to the Fishery as opposition to that of the Lord. On Mr Pomfrett's decease Mr Hall was appointed Steward to Lord Anglesey from whom the witness received orders to discharge persons from fishing in the Waters from Tickford Bridge to Mill Hedges and that he has accordingly repeated discharged persons and has never doubted Mr Hall's rights to order their discharge.
Mr Hall as Steward and the witness often fished there and were never interrupted by any one.
Mr Hall often sent fish caught in the river in question to Lord Anglesey and also hares caught in Tickford Field which the witness has carried to the Coach to be conveyed to him. He has often been fishing with Richardson the defendant and his grandfather and helped to draw the River when he rented the water of Lord Anglesey.
HE accompanied Mr Fellowes in his Survey of the Manor And will from his local knowledge be able to prove its accuracy and identify the different places laid down in the Plan and the correctness of their situation and that no lands are included in it which are not considered as within the boundaries. He will prove that no person from Tickford Park ever fished the water to his knowledge and that he never heard of any such thing and if it happened he must have known it and would have discharged them of his own accord without any particular directions from Mr Hall
He was with Mr Hall when Miles and Austin were caught fishing and knows that Anstee was made to pay £10 for so doing which was distributed in bread to the Poor by Mr Hall's directions (Vide evidence of Miles below)

JOSEPH REDDEN AGED 64 YEARS 
Will give evidence that he has resided on the sot most of his life. He lived as Servant to Mr Holt from 1785 for 14 years. Mr Holt was Steward of the Manor and he was employed to shoot for him and afterwards for Mr Patch who succeeded him as Steward, and he shot on Tickford Field as part of the Manor of NP 36 years ago for Mr Holt and Patch without interruption. The Fishery from Newport Bridge to Mill Hedge adjoining Willen Meadow was always considered as Lord Valentia's property and he has never heard of any other person claiming a right to it.
He rented the Tolls of the Market and the Dolphin Public House from Mr Holt from 1776 for several years and will produce receipts for the rent signed by Mr Holt and Mr Patch. 

JOSEPH WARNER AGED 64 YEARS
Will give evidence that he is well acquainted with the fishery having been born at Caldecott mill where he lived. He remembers Mr Hall the Steward fishing in the water from Caldecott down to the Cow Pasture near Tickford Abbey. The water was always fished by persons having care of the Manor and by no others.
He recalled the river being fished once a year by Mr Hall for Lord Anglesey, Mr Hall used to apply at Caldecote Mill to have the water drawn down to enable him to fish the better. He remembered Richardson's grandfather renting the fishery and old Tandy the Rushes.

BARTHOLOMEW TRUELOVE
Will give evidence that he was brother in law of above aged 48 years, he lived at Caldecott Mill with Warner. He confirmed above and remembered that Mr Holt stuck up Hand Bills offering a reward of 5 gns for Information if any person fished the water between Mill Hedge and Tickford Bridge unless authorised by him. The handbills were distributed in NP on consequence of the river having been poached during the night.

RICHARD SMITH
This witness will give evidence that he and his father rented the fishery of Mr Backwell who is entitled to it on the Caldecott side of the river for many years. He used to fish half the stream from Marsh Pit (No 2 on plan) to Willen Brook on the Caldecott Side but they never fished on the Tickford Side but by permission of Lord Valentia's Stewards. The Plaintiff wished to let him the Tickford Side but he refused to take it because he thought Plaintiff had no right to it. Mr Hurst the plaintiff's attorney also desired he would fish in it And has told him the plaintiff would indemnify him but he always refused because he knew Richardson rented it of Lord Valentia. He was fishing with the Plaintiff at the time he interrupted Richardson but knew that he had no right to do so.
This man we understand had been subpoenaed by the Plaintiff but his evidence we are led to believe will completely negative his claim and will be in substance as above

RICHARD TANDY AGED 83 YEARS
Will give evidence that his father rented the rushes of Lord Anglesey from Tickford Bridge to Marsh Pit near Caldecott Leys on both sides of the river and from thence to Mile Hedge at the further end of Willen Meadow on the Tickford Side upwards of 40 years. His Uncle rented the same who died 70 years ago, his father then rented them and afterwards his cousin Thomas Tandy on whose death his widow continued and his son succeeded her. He was never interrupted in cutting the rushes nor did any person ever claim them. He and his ancestors have rented them for more than a century and always paid the rent to the Ancestors of Lord Valentia. His cousin Thomas Tandy also rented the Caldecott side of Mr Backwell but that he never cut the rushes for himself on the Tickford side. That Brittain afterwards took and rents the rushes of the Caldecott side at present, Brittain once cut the rushes on the Tickford side and Thomas Tandy the son of the witness applied to Mr Patch the Steward to knew if he had any right to do so who said he had not and Brittain paid for the rushes.

MR HENRY GEE AGED 54 YEARS
Will give evidence that about 34 years ago his brother William Gee now deceased was deputed gamekeeper of Tickford Park by William Nathan Hart the then proprietor, that he frequently went shooting with his brother in Tickford Park who on one occasion was desired by Mr Hurst by letter to shoot over Tickford Filed although that field was not included in the deputation his brother was paid 5 gns a year to shoot and 1 gn a year for the expenses of keeping a dog. On his brothers going away about 37 years ago he (the witness) succeeded to his situation and used to shoot in the same manner and under the same terms as his brother had done but that he had no deputation. Thomas Gee their father was Mr Hart's Steward and paid them for shooting as above mentioned out of the rent.
About 34 year ago Mr Hooton the then proprietor of Tickford Priory (who is since dead) once came to him when he was beating for Game and shooting in Tickford Field and told him he had no right to shoot there for that it did not belong to Tickford Park and that after this remonstrance from Mr Hooton he never beat for Game in Tickford Field.

Neither he nor his brother ever fished in the water between Mile Hedge and Tickford Bridge under the deputation from Mr Hart nor was any fishery mentioned in it. The fishery was always continued to belong to the Manor of NP and he remembered Mr Holt having Bills stuck up around the town offering a reward of 5gns to any person who would give information of any fishing in the water between Mile Hedge and Tickford Bridge.
Mr Hart owned no land in Tickford Field but had the Tithe.
Apparently the plaintiff and his Attorney had been endeavouring to persuade this witness that the fishing was included in his deputation and that he used to fish the water

PHILIP MILES AGED 57 YEARS
Will give evidence that in February 1771 he was fishing without permission in the River Lovat near the Mile Stone with William Anstee and 2 other people from London, that Mr Hall the Steward and Thomas Odell who was with him having observed it immediately came and discharged them and that he afterwards prosecuted Anstee who was fined £10 at the NP Petty Sessions.
He confirmed that the general opinion of the neighbourhood was that the fishery belonged to Lord Valentia.    

BENJAMINAMIN MARSHALL AGED 54 YEARS
This Witness accompanied the Surveyor around Tickford Park. He will give evidence that he was born at Moulsoe and has lived there and at NP all his life. About 30 years ago he lived at Caldecott mill at that time Richardson rented the fishery of Lord Valentia. He often saw him fishing and never knew of his being forbidden to do so by any one. 11 years ago he was appointed Hayward for Tickford Field at Lord Valentia's Court and continued in that office from 1795 to 1802 and was annually sworn in Court to execute the office.

In 1797 he took up a Brown Horse and a Black Mare And Colt and brought them to Mr Lucas who desired him to have them cried at 3 Market Towns and he accordingly had them cried at Newport, Stony Stratford and Woburn, they were kept 11 days and afterwards owned and restored to the Owners by direction of Mr Lucas on payment of the expenses of keeping and crying.

In 1801 he as Hayward repaired the Tickford Pound which is n Tickford Field and he was paid 5/- for so doing by the Steward. A short time afterwards the Plaintiff and his Solicitor (Mr Hurst) sent for him to the Bull and Bitch Inn where they were holding a Court (for the then usurped Manor of Tickford Park) and told him they had appointed him Hayward for Tickford Field and that he had no business to go to any other Court. That the witness told them he had been sworn in at Lord Valentia's Court for several years before by Mr Lucas and had been ordered to go to that Court by the Tickford Field Farmers, which he conceived himself bound to do. He will also state that on Mr Lucas being appraised of what had passed between him and the Plaintiff and his solicitor sent for him at the next Court held for Lord Valentia's Manor desiring him to attend and that Mr Atterbury a considerable farmer in Tickford Field (now dead) told him he must be sworn in at Lord Valentia's Court and he accordingly attended every year afterwards until he was turned off in 1803. He never heard of anyone claiming jurisdiction over Tickford Field except Lord Valentia until the present Plaintiff set up his claim and held Courts for the supposed Manor of Tickford Park.

He knows perfectly well the whole field and the different proprietors there having set out the tithes of the rents for 7 or 8 years. That the Plaintiff has no land in the field never repaired the Pound nor ever exercised any one act of ownership there. 

The witness has also collected Tolls at the Fairs for different persons who rented them of the Lord of the Manor of NP.

THOMAS TANDY
This witness will give evidence that he took the rushes in the River between Mile Hedge and Tickford Bridge 23 years ago on the decease of the widow of his cousin. Thomas has rented them ever since without interruption from anyone except Brittain who cut a small part at the Lands ends in the Downs belonging to Mr Pomfrett. He thereupon went to Mr Patch who at the time was with Mr Hurst the Plaintiff's attorney and on the witness representing the circumstance Mr Hurst observed to Patch that he ought to support the Manor or Lord Valentia would lose his rights. That Brittain cut the rushes another year in the same place when he applied to Mr Lucas about who desired him to demand the rushes of Brittain which he did and Brittain paid him for the rushes and that these were the only interruptions he ever met with. He never saw the Tickford Park people fishing nor heard they had any right to do so.

ROBERT BARKER AGED 70 YEARS
This witness is upwards of 70; he will prove that he is well acquainted with the fishery having known it all his life. He remembers Mr Pomfrett Lord Anglesey’s Steward and his people drawing the water above 50 years ago, that he knows they fished at Marsh Pit in Tickford Meadow. He remembers Mr Holt as steward that he fished also he has often seen him fishing in Tickford Field It was always known to be Lord Anglesey's water no other persons to his knowledge than Lord Anglesey’s ever fished there. 


DB144
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL,
SCHEDULE OF DEEDS AND EVIDENCES RE ABOVE CASE.

Not transcribed


DB145/1
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL
VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH DETAILS
OF THE LORD’S LANDS AND TENANTS, 1670

DB145/1      

Copy of Record of View of Frankpledge held before Arthur Count Anglesey and Mountnorris, Viscount Valentia, Baron of NP at Np on 7th April 1670.

The Jury presented that the Lord is seized in his demesne as of Fee of and in 44a 1r of Arable land in Tickford Fields and of 20 swathes of meadow in every dole a swath.

Half an acre in Porridge Pott Meade
A patch of Midsummer Grasse near Half Pennyhill
Two leyes on Claperleys
The sixth ley from Porridgepott Meade
Eight swaths on Shortfurlong leys
A pightell ajoyneing to the Conygrey about one acre
A pightell ajoyneing to the Elme Close, Calves Close,
And Hawkins Close all which premises then or late were in the occupation of Marke Slingsby, Gent.

And also that he is seized of one Messuage and a Close adjoining with Appurtenances in the Hightowne of Newport late in the occupation of Robert Gates;
And of a piece of ground adjoining whereon a house lately stood late in the occupation of widow Browne alias Dickens;

And of one Close of pasture and Barn thereon called Mounts Close;
And of 8 tenements thereto adjoining now in the occupation of Marke James, (Marke in High St Shambles see DB112/3) William Kendall Junior , Paul Golding, Richard Rigsby, Ambrose Cowley, Robert Richardson, John Woods and Edward Casey;

And of 6 tenements neare them adjoyneing erected upon the Lords Waste and were in the occupation of Thomas Potter, Richard Bell, Thomasin Bird widow, Anthonyea ? Knight, Richard Hickes and John Austin;

And of 4 tenements over against the White Heart now in the occupation of Thomas Gibson, Samuel Harwood, widow France and Anne Stocking;

And a little tenement late in the occupation of Judith Williamson widow and a piece of ground thereto adjoining extending from there to the Mill;

And of a tenement adjoining to Mr Halls backside late in the occupation of Thomas White and a piece of ground adjoining;

And of a tenement adjoining to the Churchyard in the occupation of John Waters;

And of a messuage called the Kings Arms and 18 Shambles and the Tolls with the Appurtenances in the occupation of Marke Slingsby, gent.          

And of a meadow called Ansleys Holme in the occupation of M Annesley;

And of 72a 2 and a half rood of land in the Portfields of NP;

And one half acre on the Shortfurlong leyes of 5a 1r in West Meadow and Lins Holme late in the occupation of John Marshall;

And a Pightell and 2 and a half acre of land late in occupation John Norman;

And of Common of Pasture for 12 Cows and 1 Bull in Bury Field and Meade and Goose Acre and Chequer Acre in Bury Meade and Waterleys with all Royalties and Fishings.

Nova Copie Ex ...

              B.J.Pomfrett


DB145/2-5 & 6-10
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL,
DEEDS RELATING TO SALE OF MANOR
BY VISCOUNT VALENTIA TO CHARLES MARIUS HARDY,
1808-33,
WITH ABSTRACT OF TITLE 1833

DB145/2            12th May 1808

Lord Viscount Valentia Mortgages the Manor of NP to Revd William Bull and Revd Thomas Palmer Bull for £260 for a term of 500 years.

1)   George Annesley Lord VV
2)   John Davis of Bloxham, gent and John Fellowes of Bloxham, gent
3)   William Lucas of NP, gent
4)   Revd William Bull and Revd Thomas Palmer Bull 

Recites Enclosure Award of 47 George III, party 2 were the Commissioners for the Enclosure, Annesley is now mortgaging the lands awarded to him for his Manorial Rights with the Bulls. Lucas is Agent for Annesley.

Lands are
Plot in Mill Field 3a 1r 21p
Plot called The Bully 38p
Plot in Mill Field & Porridge Pot Meadow  8a   2r 3p
Plot in Mill Field 5a 2r 16p
Plot in Mill Field 1a 1r 10p
Plot in Mill Field  1a 3r 34p
Plot in Mill Field  1a 3r 7p
Plot in Mill Field 1a 1r 28p
Plot in Mill Field   1r 34p
Plot in Mill Field 30p
All which total  
52a 1r 24p

Endorsement to the effect that the Mortgage was repaid by Charles Marius Hardy after he had purchased the Manor.
See DB145/7.

DB145/3&4     7th and 8th May 1810

L and Assignment for 2 terms of years in the Manor and Estate of NP by the Remaining Trustees of Lord VV's Marriage Settlement to CMH. Recites the Settlement and subsequent leases.

DB145/5       8th May 1810
Covenant to Produce Deeds by Arthur and George Annesley to CMH.
Commences with L and RL of 24th and 25th May 1737, includes marriage Settlement and later Mortgages.

DB145/7       1808This is scrap of paper with details of the amount of Annesley's Mortgage which was to be repaid by CMH.
(This belongs with DB145/2)

DB145/8       1st December 1827
(Endorsement on Cover confirms that this deed was registered with NP Canal Co by George Cooch).
Deed of Disclaimer
George Jacob Wynter, esq., of Eversholt one of Executors of Will of CMH 10.3.1827 but removed by CMH in a codicil to the Will disclaims his interests as an Executor in favour of the other Executors.

DB145/9       1833" No 1 Lucas and Powell" 
Abstract of Title of CMH to premises in the North End. This is an abstract of Title to the Manor of NP commences with deeds of 14th May 1701. Does not appear to mention North End.

DB145/10      1833
(See John Coales Deeds to Coales Mill, in DCM File PROP DOCS)
Abstract of Title (by Lucas and Powell) of CMH to the Manor of NP for Evidencing the Title of Thomas Abbott Green and Thomas John Green to a Wharf and Premises purchased of the Devisees in Trust for the Will of CMH.


DB146/1- 34

MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL,
RELEASES OF QUIT RENTS, DRAFT LEASES AND CONVEYANCES
OF MANORIAL LANDS INCLUDING

THE BULLY NEXT TO CASTLE MEADOW, THE POUND IN TICKFORD ST, FARM IN TICKFORD END,
WHEELRIGHTS AND COACHMAKERS YARD IN HIGH STREET, FISHING RIGHTS, AND CONVEYANCE OF MANOR.
1855-1905

(Documents in this bundle were muddled up and related letters had become separated from them. Documents have been put into date order and relevant letters placed inside them)


DB146/1
LAND IN BURY MEADOW CALLED LOWER CHEQUERS.

 DB146/1   undated
Extracts from document related to piece of land in Bury Meadow called Lower Chequers  “not wanted for Railway”.


DB146/2
DRAFT OF CONVEYANCE PLOT OF LAND CALLED THE BULLY, 1865

DB146/2   4th May 1865

Copy of Draft of Conveyance for £110 (See DB169/16)
1)      Mrs Maria Newby of Mears Ashby, Northants, Lady of the Manor of NP.
2)      Richard Oliver Mansell Massey of Tickford Abbey
Conveyance of a plot of land called the Bully containing 38 perches bounded by the allotment of George Pitt Hurst (this is Castle Meadow) on the E; by the private road to Castle Meadow on the S; and on every other part by the River Lovat. With indemnity against Free Farm and Quit Rents. The Bully was awarded to Lord VV on the Enclosure of Tickford Field.


DB146/3
RL OF QUIT RENTS ON
‘CHAPMANS FARM’ AND FOXSTONE FURLONG, 5 FREEHOLD CLOSES
KNOWN AS ‘THE LYNCHES’, MESSUAGE IN THE HIGH ST, AND MESSUAGE TICKFORD END, 1874.

DB146/3   6th January 1874
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      Samuel Harris of 56 Mansell Street, City of London
RL of Quit Rents
On Freehold messuage or Farmhouse with Closes, Fields, Orchards, and parcels of arable and pasture lands occupied therewith, known as ‘Chapmans Farm’ formerly in the occupations of Richard Hill, James and Joseph Pike now of William Wakeham £33 10s 0d

On Foxstone Furlong part of a farm adjoining the High Road for NP to Wolverton formerly in the occupation of Mr Price now of William Harris £1 6s 4d

On 5 freehold closes known as ‘The Lynches’ in the occupation of John Bunting £1 0s 4d.

On a Freehold messuage with yard and garden situate in the High St formerly in the occupation of Sarah Jefferson and now of Powell, Newman and Powell. 13s 6d

On a Freehold messuage with garden in Tickford End now in the occupation of Mrs --- Thursby 6s 4d

Total Quit Rent £6 10s 4d


DB146/4
DRAFT OF CONVEYANCE OF
2 PIECES OF LAND ADJOINING THE STATION ROAD
IN THE PART OF NP CALLED THE GREEN, 1877.

DB146/4       23rd April 1877
Copy of Draft of Conveyance of land
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      Richard Littleboy, gent
Recites a conveyance of 5th June 1873 from George Mills, farmer to the Misses Newby, Land now to be conveyed is;

Firstly All that piece or parcel of land adjoining the Station Road in the part of NP called The Green and late piece of the land shown on a plan (Plan not present)  

Secondly All that piece of land part of the above with the Stone Wall standing thereon and the share, right and interest in the above in the strip of ground formerly a ditch lying between the said stone wall and the land described above. (This is the site of the Poplars, where Litleboy had a house built by Swinfen Harris)

BELOW IS THE PURCHASERS COPY OF THE ABOVE WHICH WAS DEED IN POSSESSION OF OWNERS OF 1, STATION ROAD c1990. LOANED TO PAUL WOODFIELD, TRANSCRIBED BY DENNIS MYNARD

CONVEYANCE OF LAND
AND HEREDITAMENTS IN NEWPORT PAGNELL
23rd April 1877

1)   The Misses Elizabeth, Martha and Catharina Newby all of No 3 Hillesden Villas, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex, spinsters
2)   Richard Littleboy, of Newport Pagnell, Banker

Whereas Party 1 are seized in fee simple of the Manor or Lordship of Newport Pagnell with it’s rights, members and appurtenances together with all other hereditaments not intended to be herby conveyed are also seized in fee simple of the piece or parcel of land and hereditaments colored red in the plan drawn in the margin of these presents and hereinafter referred to as the said plan. All of which are situated within the said Manor and are with the said Manor and other hereditaments subject to two annual Fee Farm or Quit Rents of £55 5s 6d and £5 7s 6d.

And Whereas by indenture dated the Fifth of June 1873 between George Mills, farmer of Newport Pagnell of the first part and the said Misses Newby of the other part, the piece or parcel of land coloured green in the said plan were conveyed as to one undivided third part each to Elizabeth, Martha and Catharina Newby their heirs and assigns.

And whereas the misses Newby have agreed with the said Richard Littleboy for the absolute sale to him of the said pieces of land in the plan coloured respectively red and green in the said plan for the sum of £250

And whereas upon the treaty for the said sale it was agreed that the said Misses Newby should enter into the Covenant hereinafter contained with respect to the said annual Fee Farm or Quit Rents  

Now this indenture witnesseth that the Misses Newby for the sum of £250 convey to Richard Littleboy:

Firstly all that piece or parcel of land adjoining the Station Road in the part of Newport Pagnell formerly called The Green and late piece of the land shown on the said plan and coloured red.

Secondly All that piece of land with the Stone Wall standing thereon and the share, right and interest of the Misses Newby in the strip of ground formerly a ditch lying between the Stone wall and the land firstly described above which piece of land is coloured green.

To have and to hold forever

And the said Misses Newby agree that they and their heirs and executors will always pay the Fee farm and Quit rent.

Signed by the Misses Newby witnessed by George Meadows.

Endorsed on Front “This deed is used? as a Covenant for presentation? To Mr Charles Wilford his heirs and assigns by Indenture dated 18th October 1879”

(This is the site of the Poplars, where Littleboy had a house built by Swinfen Harris)


NEXT TO ABOVE BECOMES NO 1 STATION ROAD

DB146/15a, 15b,

DRAFT COPIES OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN MR JOHN NEGUS,
WHEELWRIGHT AND FRANCIS HENRY HUNTLEY, COACHBUILDER.
RE PREMISES IN THE HIGH STREET, 1896

DB146/15a and 15b       21st Nov 1896
Two draft copies of an Agreement between Mr John Negus, wheelwright and Francis Henry Huntley, coach builder.
John has for many years carried on the business of a wheelwright on a premises in the High Street belonging to the Manor and on 29th Sept 1896 agreed to sell to Huntley the Goodwill of his business for £25, and certain workshops and buildings belonging to him but standing on the premises belonging to the misses Newby as Ladies of the Manor, where the business is now carried on for £50. The Misses Newby have agreed to sell the ground or site of the premises to Huntley for £279. Making a total of £354.


DB146/19A AND 19B       21ST JANUARY 1897
AGREEMENT OF THE TENANCY OF A WHEELRIGHTS YARD, (WITH PLAN) FROM YEAR TO YEAR AT £15 PA, INCLUDES CORRESPONDENCE 1896-1902

DB146/19a and 19b       21st January 1897
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      Francis Henry Huntley
Agreement of the tenancy of a Wheelrights Yard, (with plan) from year to year at £15 pa.
(See DB146/15a and 15b)

Includes 4 letters 1896-1902
19.9.1896 from the misses Newby to W B Bull stating that they did not feel inclined to sell the premises to Mr Huntley.

11.6.1900 to W.B.Bull from Solicitor in Croydon acting for J A Huntley and Mrs H H Huntley the trustees under the Assignment executed by Mr F H Huntley “I have been instructed to communicate with you re the tenancy of the premises in the High St. My Clients have not taken an Assignment of the tenancy but they have a right to call for one but they will have to continue the business and will provide the rent payable by the debtor they they think it would be well if they took over the tenancy. It would probably be well to terminate the existing tenancy (of course with the debtors Concurrence) and to have a fresh agreement on similar lines. I shall be glad if you will kindly consider the matter and let me hear from you----“

On a separate sheet not part of above letter “In about 1900 Mr F H Huntley was in financial difficulties and the tenancy was taken over (no final assignment of the tenancy was executed) by his brother J A Huntley who has since paid the rent and sublet the premises. Messrs Salmons the purchasers being now the sub-tenants”

8.4.02 to W B Bull from J.A.Huntley Corn and Flour Factor, Clapham Junction  enclosing cheque for £7 10s 0d for rent due to 25th March.    

22.5.02 to W B Bull from JAH re visit to NP.


DB146/5
RL OF QUIT RENTS

ON 4 CLOSES IN THE PORTFIELDS WITH THE FARMYARD THERETO
BELONGING AND BARNS, ETC, AND A PIECE OF LAND WITH 7 COTTAGES SITUATED ON THE GREEN, 1882.

DB146/5   4th November 1882
RL of Quit Rents in consideration of £44 10s 0d  
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP, of Hillesden Villas, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex, spinsters
2)      Arthur John Knapp of Hanpost House, Clifton Bristol
RL of Quit Rents of £2 2s 5d and two thirds on;
All those 4 closes of enclosed land in the Portfields with the Farmyard thereto belonging and barns, shelters, and hovels formerly in the occupation of William Levi and containing 45a 1r 2p
Also a piece of land with 7 cottages situated on the Green containing half and acre and used as a garden and occupied by the tenants of the 7 cottages which premises were conveyed to Knapp on the 25th March 1879.


DB146/6&18
RL OF QUIT RENT OUT OF THE PARISH OF ASTWOOD

DB146/6
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      ???

Incomplete Draft or RL of Quit Rent of 15/- paid out of the parish of Astwood

DB146/18
DRAFT RL OF QUIT RENT ON PROPERTY AT ASTWOOD

DB146/18
1)      The Miss Elizabeth Newby Lady of the Manor of NP
2)      John Irvine Boswell of The Grange, North Crawley
Draft RL of Quit Rent on property at Astwood
(See DB 106/26)


DB146/7
CONVEYANCE OF GROUND IN NP FORMERLY USED AS A POUND,
IN TICKFORD END, 1893.

DB146/7       3rd July 1893
Conveyance for consideration of £15
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      E.D.Mitchell
Conveyance of ground in NP formerly used as a Pound, bounded on two side by the road from NP to London and on another by Cley Lane (This is Chicheley Street) and on the other by a field lately purchased by E.D.Mitchell.  


DB146/8A

L OF FARM, IN TICKFORD END, LANDS IN TICKFORD FIELD AND PORTFIELD
CONT 84A, A CLOSE IN PORTFIELD AND THE MEADOW CALLED WESTMEAD CONTAINING 17A 2R, 1880.

DB146/8a      28th May 1880
L of Farm premises for 10 years from 29th Sept 1881 at £270 pa
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      G.O.Price
A cottage or tenement in Tickford End now in the occupation of G.O.Price,
Also 5 closes adjoining each other in Tickford Field
Also 3 closes with a barn in Port Field
Containing together 84a now in the occupation of G.O.Price

Also a close in Port Field near to the 3 closes adjoining to the road to Stony Stratford.
Also the meadow called Westmead containing 17a 2r formerly in the tenure of John Bunting and now of G.O.Price


DB146/8B
RL OF QUIT RENT ON A MEADOW KNOWN AS THE SLAUNCHES,
WHICH ADJOINS BURY FIELD, 1884.

DB146/8b      8th September 1884
RL of Quit Rent
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP, of No 3 Church Villas, Willerborough, Kent
2)      G.O.Price
RL of Quit Rent of £2 13s 5 and a half pence on
A meadow containing 13a 3r 8p now the property of G.O.Price and in the occupation of Joseph Foster Pates, which adjoins a certain large field or Common called Bury Field and is together with an piece of land (not the property of Price, and not subject to this RL) known as the Slaunches.


DB146/9
RL OF QUIT RENTS ON 2 MESSUAGES IN NORTH SQUARE AND THE
MESSUAGE IN THE HIGH STREET KNOWN AS ‘THE CEDARS’, 1884

DB146/9       20th August 1884

RL of Quit Rents
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP, of No 3 Church Villas, Willerborough, Kent
2)      Thomas Taylor, chemist
RL of annual Quit Rents on;
1s 4d on a messuage or tenement and the site thereof the ground and premises in North End, now North Square, formerly of --- Redden now of Taylor 1s 4d
Also 10d on all that other messuage or tenement in North End, now North Square formerly of Harvey and now of Taylor
Also 1s 8d on a messuage or tenement in the High Street known as ‘The Cedars’ formerly of Errington, then George Lucas and now of Taylor.


DB146/10
A SMALL TRIANGULAR SHAPED PIECE OF GROUND
IN WILLEN ROAD, 1884.

DB146/10      20th August 1884
Conveyance for Consideration of £15
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP, of No 3 Church Villas, Willerborough, Kent
2)      Henry Hives Merchant
Conveyance of All that small triangular shaped piece of ground lying between the road from NP to Willen and the River Lovat, which is now fenced and enclosed, and which measures in length on the front towards the road 100ft and the back by the river 90ft and at the S end 47ft and has been lately occupied by James Whitmee. (See 106/26)


DB146/11A AND 11B
DRAFTS OF A LEASE OF 5 CLOSES OF PASTURE
IN TICKFORD FIELD WITH A COTTAGE ETC, 1894.

DB146/11a an d 11b 24th March 1894
2 drafts of a Counterpart L
11a is dated 1893 and 11b 1894
1        The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2        George Osborne Price
5 closes of pasture in Tickford Field with a cottage or tenement, hovel and yard thereon at £103 pa (the first draft was for £106).


DB146/12
CONVEYANCE AND RELEASE OF FISHING RIGHTS
IN PART OF THE RIVER LOVAT, 1884. INCLUDES 3 TRACINGS OF
RIVER WITH NAMES OF ADJOINING FIELDS ETC (BASED ON THE MAP DRAWN UP IN 1806,
(SEE B143/8)

DB146/12      24th December 1884
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      Mr F.T.Taylor
Conveyance and RL of Rights in part of the river Lovat
Declaration (dated 1807) confirming the rights of the Lord of the Manor by Henry Rose of NP, roadman aged 77 and upwards who has lived in NP all his life. He said that in 1845 it was rented to William Henley Hanscomb and then successively to Charles Lucas Esq., Mr Bartlett and the Revd John Llewelyn Roberts and at the present time to Frederick James Taylor.
Contains 3 tracings of river with names of adjoining fields etc (these are based on the map drawn up in 1806, see DB143/8).


DB146/13&14
DRAFT LEASE OF 48A IN THE PORT FIELD, 1893.

DB146/13      1893
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      Mr Matthew Grenville Samwell Knapp
Draft L of 3 fields of arable and 2 of pasture, containing 48a in the Port Field, from year to year at £80 pa.

DB146/14a and 14b  24th March 1894
2 copies of the Agreement re above.


DB146/16A, 16B AND 16C

AGREEMENT TO LET 54A IN PORT FIELD AND WEST MEAD, 1897

DB146/16a, 16b and 16c  19th January 1897
Two drafts and a copy of an Agreement
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      George Pool, of Little Linford Road, farmer.
Agreement to let 3 fields of arable and 3 of pasture in total containing 54a in Port Field and West Mead at £96 pa.


DB146/17A AND 17B
LEASE OF SPORTING RIGHTS TO J KNAPP

DB146/17a and 17b
1)      The Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      J.M Knapp
Lease of Sporting Rights at 1/- pa.


DB146/20-22

CONVEYANCE OF LEGAL ESTATE UNDER THE WILL OF MISS ELIZABETH NEWBY
TO E.G.WHITTLE, 1904. INDEMNITY AGAINST CHARGES AND LIABILITIES EXISTING ON THE MANOR OF NP,
DRAFT DISCHARGE BY THE VENERABLE DEACON LIGHTFOOT OF THE TRUSTS OF THE WILL OF MISS ELIZABETH NEWBY, 1904

DB146/20a, 20b and 20c  25th October 1904
1)      The Beneficiaries under the Wills of the Misses Elizabeth Martha and Catharina Newby Ladies of the Manor of NP
2)      E.G.Whittle of 9, Regency Square, Brighton, Sussex
Conveyance of legal estate under the Will of Miss Elizabeth Newby with conditions as to the Sale of the Estate.

DB146/21a and 21b       undated
1)      Mr H W Whiting
2)      Revd J Studholme Brownrigg, J, G, and AJL Salmons
Indemnity against charges and liabilities existing on the Manor of NP.  

DB146/22      23rd October 1904
Draft Discharge by the Venerable Deacon Lightfoot of the Trusts of the Will of Miss Elizabeth Newby.


DB146/23      27TH JULY 1904
COPIES OF CORRESPONDENCE AND NOTICE TO QUIT THE KICKLES

DB146/23      27th July 1904

Copies of Letters of Notice to Quit and Correspondence Mr George Tayler, The Kickles.


DB146/24
NOTES RE FAMILY OF CHARLES MARIUS HARDY

DB146/24
Piece of paper with part of a plan but reused and details of Hardy family on reverse.

Married at Lathbury

Charles Marius Hardy = Catherine Watkins. Died

They had two children

Charles Henry Hardy     Maria m Joshua Newby

Charles Henry died at Bath
Maria m Joshua on 9th Oct 1817 at NP extract from Registers “Joshua Newby clerk of the parish of NP late of Wootton, Warwickshire and Maria Hardy of this parish were married in this church by license this 9th day of October 1817”.


DB146/25-27
COPIES OF CONVEYANCE OF MANOR OF NP, 1904

DB146/25  undated
Mss draft of next deed

DB146/26      31st December 1904
Typed draft of Conveyance
1)      Mr E G Whittle
2)      Henry Marius Holmes Hardy of 20, Mount Avenue, Ealing, Middx
3)      Mr Henry William Whiting of Willen, farmer
Conveyance of Manor of NP. Recites Newby Wills etc

DB146/27      31st December 1904
Typed copy of above.


DB146/28A AND 28B

INDEMNITY AGAINST CHARGES AND LIABILITIES EXISTING ON THE MANOR OF
NP, WITH PLAN OF MANORIAL ESTATE FROM SALE CATALOGUE, 1905

DB146/28a and 28b  2nd January 1905
1)      H W Whiting
2)      J Salmons and others
Same as DB21 but has Schedules of land held by Taylor Brothers and Joseph Grimes.
Indemnity against charges and liabilities existing on the Manor of NP

DB28b, folded inside above is a Plan of Manorial Estate with sections cut out. The remaining parts are fields next Wolverton Road and other fields S of Caldecote Lane, next to London Road. Plan shows that Mrs Littleboy owns field between river and London Road.


DB146/29-31

RL OF THE MANOR TO E G WHITTLE AS REPRESENTATIVE OF
BENEFICIARIES UNDER NEWBY WILL, AND DECLARATIONS IN
SUPPORT OF THE TITLE OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
LATE MISSES NEWBY TO MANORIAL PROPERTY IN NP, 1905

DB146/29a and 29b       24th March 1805
Draft of RL
1)      Henry Marius Holmes Hardy, Revd Thomas Hardy Newby and others
2)      E G Whittle
RL of the Manor to Whittle as representative of Beneficiaries under Newby Will. Letters and an Indemnity (DB146/29b)folded inside.

DB146/30a and 30b
Typed copies of above.

DB146/31a and 31b       16th June 1905
Two declarations one by Myrtillo Warren and the other by W B Bull in Support of the Title of the representatives of the late Misses Newby to manorial property in NP.


DB146/32      UNDATED

INDEMNITY AGAINST CHARGES AND LIABILITIES EXISTING ON THE
MANOR OF NP, SCHEDULE OF LANDS WITH NAMES OF TENANTS

DB146/32      undated
Indemnity against Charges and Liabilities existing on the Manor of NP.

1)      H W Whiting
2)      J, G, and AJL Salmons.
3)      Maximilian George Rooper of 17, Lincolns Inn Fields, John Charles Tarver of Filgrave, esq., and Reginald Percy Pfeiffer Rowe of 39, Courtfield Court, LondonParty 3 were the trustees of an Indenture of Settlement of the 2nd June 1889 made between Matthew Grenville Samwell Knapp, Samuel Knapp and John Matthew Knapp of the 1st part, the said MGS Knapp of the 2nd part Catherine Spottiswode Knapp of the 3rd part and the Revd Joseph Tarver, The Revd Thomas Lane Coulson Bridges, and the said MGSK of the 4th part.
Recites that Whiting and the trustees recently purchased several properties detailed in the 3 schedules below

The First Schedule
The manor or Lordship of NP with Quit Rents, Fee Farm Rents, Fisheries, Rights, Royalties, Profits and appurtenances etc refers to a plan annexed but not now present.

No. on Plan Description  Cultivation
Acreage
134 Seven Acres pasture  6a  3r  33p
140 Middle Field pasture 19a 0r 31p
144  Cottage and Garden, cowshed and cattle yard  0a 1r 12p
142  Five Acres pasture 5a 0r 18p
48 The Meadow  pasture 20a 3r  23p
TOTAL
52a 1r 37p
In the occupation of Mr Joseph Grimes

326 Roadside Field  pasture 10a 13r 11p
400 path Field arable 10a 3r 1p
399 Far Field arable 13a 3r 32p
308 Middle Field   arable  7a 3r 34p
381   Lakes Lane Close pasture 5a  3r  1p
TOTAL
49a 0r 39p
In the occupation Tayler Brothers.

And also the Rights of Grazing in Bury Field, Goose Acre and Chequers Acre in Bury Meadow as held by the Manor (details in deed)

The Second Schedule
All that piece or parcel of land used as a Coachmakers Yard situate in the High Street and having a frontage thereto of 128ft and a depth of 77ft now or late in the tenure of John A—Huntley or the parties of the second part as his undertenants as particularly described on the plan annexed hereunto

The Third Schedule
All those pieces of land containing together 6a 2r 19p ot thereabouts known as West Mead.

All which hereditaments are comprised in an Indenture dated ------ between E G Whittle of 1st part, N M H Newby of 2nd part and John Mathew Knapp of the 3rd part

(Same as DB146/28a and 28b but this copy has details of the schedules).


DB146/33
MISC CORRESPONDENCE

DB146/33

Misc Letters, 4 re NP estate, 1 re Winchester College, and 1 re Tell and Simpson, Oil, Stearine and Manure manufacturers of Wakefield.


DB146/34  1855
PLAN OF TANKARD CLOSE

DB146/34  1855

Plan of Tankard Close by Richard Sheppard, contains 1a 2r 35p.


DB147

MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, COPIES OF PROBATE WILLS OF MARTHA
NEWBY 1903 AND ELIZABETH NEWBY 1904, AND RELATED PAPERS

Not transcribed


DB148
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL,
PAPERS RELATING TO CASE IN HIGH COURT OF PROBATE
CONCERNING WILL OF MARTHA NEWBY, 1903

Not transcribed


DB149
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, PAPERS RELATING TO SALE
OF THE MISSES NEWBY’S ESTATE, 1902-4

Not transcribed


DB150
MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, DETAILS OF ESTATE AND MANOR,
WITH PLANS ETC, FOR SALE, 1904-05

Not transcribed


DB151

MANOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL, ABSTRACT OF TITLE OF REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MISSES NEWBY, 1904-06

Not transcribed


MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE

DB152-4
COPIES OF DEEDS RELATING
TO TICKFORD MANOR AND ABBEY ESTATE

NOT TRANSCRIBED


DB152
GRANT TO THOMAS CROMPTON AND OTHERS
OF TICKFORD PARK,
1592

11th November, 1592 (34 Elizabeth), (Pat Rolls, 34 Elizabeth, pt 4) Tickford Park granted to Thomas Crompton) Robert Wright, and Gell Meyricke, their heirs and assigns, the pannage and herbage therein (except sufficient pasture, for the wild beasts, stags and deer therein to the number of 40), being then demised to George Annesley, gentleman, and James, his son, by Letters Patent dated 25th June, 15 Elizabeth, for 21 years, and afterwards by Letters Patent dated 5th May, 24. Elizabeth, for 40 years, beginning from the end of the term of 21 years, to William Piers) gentleman.


DB153
GRANT TO DR. HENRY ATKINS, 1600
(See Bull’s History 88-89)

February, 42 Elizabeth,(Pat. 42 Eliz pt.7), the Queen in consideration of the sum of £1534 6s 8d granted the Manor or Lordship of Tickford Mansion House and scite and circuit thereof and the Rectory of Newport Pagnell to Henry Atkins, of the City of London, Doctor of Physic, and Mary Atkins his wife. The grant included moreover the two mills called Calcott Mills: all lands in Tickford, Newport Pannell, Calcott, Northampton, Lathbury, Hardmead, Filgrave, Clifton, Sulbury, Goatehurste, Thombury) Bodington, and Liscombe to the late Priory belonging and all rents and services attaching to such lands; and the pension and portions of Tythe in Longton which manor lordship rectory and premises were extended to the clear yearly value of £38 7s 2d.

The grant excepted and reserved expressly to the Crown the following possessions of the late Priory, namely :—
"The Manor and Rectory of Chicheley, certain Lands in Sherington, the Tythes in Little Lynford, and a pension or portion in Wyllyn (then together producing a rent of £38 13s 11d) Pensions of 40s issuing out of Astwood Rectory; 60s out of Bradwell Church; and 26s 8d out of Bodington Rectory. A croft and lands in Tickford, late in the occupation of John Thomas of the yearly rent of 20d. Certain lands called Tenderings Yard in Newport field of the yearly rent of 6s. 8d. Other land there of the annual rent of 10d. A tenement in Newport in the occupation of the Heir of one Broughton of the yearly rent of 3s. A tenement in Northampton late in the tenure of John Saxby of the yearly rent of 2s. Lands at Crawley late in the occupation of James Astfield of the yearly rent of 7d.  Other lands in Crawley late in the tenure of the heir of one Tyrringham of the yearly rent 5d. Other lands there late in the tenure of John Cock of the yearly rent of 6s 3d. A Tenement in Sulburry called Arnyte’s Close of the yearly rent of 3s.  Lands in Bodington of the yearly rent of 47s 8d by the late College of Bodington payable and to  be paid. One free rent of 6s 8d by the year issuing out of the Manor of Thornbury. Certain lands called Eckney Stocking and Gosecroft late in the tenure of Henry Evred of the yearly rent of 4s 10d. Certain lands in the Fields of Eckney late in the occupation of Christopher Collier of the yearly rent of 8s. And certain other, lands there late in the occupation of John Perkyss and others and of the rents therein specified. A free rent of 3d there issuing out of the messuage of Richard Harton. Portion of Tythes in Great Lynford in the tenure of the Rectory there of the yearly rent of 5s. One other portion of Tythes in Sulbury of the yearly rent of 5s by the late Abbott of Woborne payable and to be paid. And a certain pension of 10s by the year issuing out of the Rectory of Crawley.
By the Grant, too, all advowsons relating to the premises included therein were reserved to the Crown.


DB154
DEED RELATING TO PROPERTIES OF SIR JOHN FORTESCUE
INCLUDING TICKFORD PARK 1606

Not transcribed


DB155/1
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
COPY OF IPM OF DR. HENRY ATKINS 1634

DB155/1   5th Feb 1634
IPM of Dr Henry Atkins, included several Manors in England and the Manor and Lands of Tickford in the parish of Tickford, NP, Caldecott, Lathbury and Gotehurst, Northampton and Bedford.

Manor of Tickford described a One Capital messuage or Mansion House of the Manor late of the Priory of Tickford situate and being in Tickford and NP. Lately called the Priory of Tickford, with all and singular the appurtenances etc, including:
The Water Mill called Caldecote Mill and two other grain mills situated in NP,
The Rectory and church of NP,
And all those Closes, pastures, lands and tenements formerly in the Tenure or occupation of Richard Moore gent called or known by the several names of Bury Close (with 1 Dovecote in the same Close), Bury field, South Hedge, Oxmead Close, West Mead, Hook eight acres, Honeyland, Bury Mead, Kickell and King's Holme all parcel of the Manor of NP.
Then follows a list of his lands elsewhere.

The Jurors found that he was seized of certain arable lands containing 16a 3r in the Fields of Tickford in the parish of NP and of Common of Pasture for 3 horses and 6 cows or heifers in the Commonable places of Tickford lately purchased of Thomas Webb, Clerk.
And Tickford Park lately purchased of Lady Alice and Sir Francis Fortescue knight, Sir William Fortescue and John Fortescue, Esq.,

Tickford was held of the King as of his Manor of Hampton Court by Knights Service and The Knights Fee and are worth £5 p.a.


DB156
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
COPY OF IPM OF SIR HENRY ATKINS,
1638

(Not transcribed summary below is from Bull p92-93.)

Sir Henry Atkins died 8th July, 14 Charles I., and in the Inquisition, (Inq post-mortem, 14 Car I. Sir Henry Atkins), taken on the 30th of the following month at Guildford, most, if not all, of the lands referred to in the Inquisition taken on his father's death are mentioned, and in addition certain lands the property of his wife and divers parcels of land in Tickford Fields, purchased of Anthony Potter, and then in the tenure of Anthony Potter, one Withers) clerk, John Harley, and Henry Knight,

The Inquisition also refers to Sir Henry's will made 6th May then last past (in which mention is made of an Aunt Janes, to whom an annuity of £10 is granted), to Henry and Thomas, his second and third sons, and to a daughter.

The Jurors found that Richard Atkins, aged twelve, on the 29th September before taking the Inquisition, was Sir Henry's son and next heir, and that Lady Annabella was still " in full life." It is stated that Bury Close, Bury Field, and the other closes were held in socage and were worth yearly to 13th February, 1639, 20s, "but afterwards £4, because they were demised to one William Downall by the Lady Elizabeth; late Queen of England, for the same term."


DB157
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
A NOTE OF DR. HENRY ATKINS POALES IN TICKFORD MEADOW,
1630

Not transcribed


DB158/1-5
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
FORTECUE MORTGAGE TICKFORD PARK TO DR HENRY ATKINS,
1620

DB158/1   28th Nov 1620

"No 27"  "Sir Francis Fortescue and John Fortescue's bond for £5000 for incumbrances"
Bond from Fortescue's to Dr Henry Atkins for £5000 

Recites that on 6.10.1620
1)   Lady Alice Fortescue widow late wife of John Fortescue, knight, late Chancellor of Exchequer, deceased, Francis Fortescue by the name of Sir Francis Fortescue of Saline,(sic) Bucks, son and heir of John, and William Fortescue knight another son of John, and John Fortescue of Salden son and heir of Sir Francis,
2)   Henry Atkins doctor of Physic

The Fortescue's Mortgaged to Henry Atkins for £5000 “all that Parke of Tickford and ground enclosed called or knowne by the name of Tickford Park with Appurtenances etc”.

Recites following agreement of the 9.10.1620
1)   Lady Alice Fortescue widow late wife of John Fortescue, knight, late Chancellor of Exchequer, deceased, Francis Fortescue by the name of Sir Francis Fortescue of Saline,(sic) Bucks, son and heir of John, and William Fortescue knight another son of John, and John Fortescue of Salden son and heir of Sir Francis,
2)   Henry Atkins doctor of Physic
3)   William Carpenter of Tickford, gent

The Fortescue’s "for the better strengthening of the state of Henry Atkins in the premises” agree to covenants in original indenture and to pay interest over next 14 years and if they default Atkins can enter house of Francis to take goods etc to value of default

Witnesses:  Edward Daport, William Carpenter and John Plomer

DB158/2  
"No 28"
Statute Staple for £5000 from Sir Francis Fortescue and his son to Dr Atkins

DB158/3   29th Nov 1620
"No 29"
Sir Francis Fortescue’s defeazance of the Statute
Witnesses:  Edmund Phillippe, William Carpenter, Richard Lake, John Plomer and Peter Thompson.

DB158/4   29th Nov 1620
"No 30" "Sir Francis Fortescue’s Acquittance for £4600 and for Tickford Parke"
Atkins pays £4600 to the Fortescue’s
Witnesses:  Edmund Phillippe, William Carpenter, Rowland Squyer, John Plomer and Peter Thompson.

DB158/5   30th August 1621
"No 32"   In Latin


DB158/6&7

AGREEMENTS FOLLOWING “DIVERS VARIANCES AND CONTROVERSIES,
QUESTIONS AND DEMANDS” BETWEEN
SIR HENRY ATKINS AND SIR ANTHONY CHESTER
 RE BOUNDS OF PARK AND EXCHANGE OF SOME LANDS
1621

DB158/6   5th Dec 1621
"No33" "Sir Anthonyo: Chesters Release concerninge the Hades"
"Dr Atkins and Mary his wife and Henry Atkins theyr release to Sir Anthony Chester of Ye Aye meadow, New Close etc"

1)   Henry Atkins doctor of physic and one of the Kings Physicians in Ordinary, Mary his wife and Henry Atkins his son and heir
2)   Sir Anthony Chester of Chicheley, bart and Dame Elizabeth Chester his wife.

Whereas divers Variances and Controversies, Questions and demands hath lately been moved depending and between parties 1 and 2 concerning some lands. To settle this 1 sells to 2 (consideration not mentioned)
All the meadow called Haymead, all Lye meadow containing by estimation 12a lying in Chicheley, Tickford and NP abutting on the ditch or watercourse called the Larke Brooke against Tickford Conygree on the one end and the other end abutting on the Hay Meadow, the one side of the same Hay Meadow lying against the New Close and the Hades with a ditch 6 feet betwixt the said Hay Meadow.
Terrier of lands in Deed

Signed Anthonyo: Chester in presence of Richard Thornton, Robert Sanford, Peter Thompson and John Plomer
Signed Dame Elizabeth Chester in presence of Francis Duncombe, William Carpenter and George Hull.

DB158/7  

5th Dec 1621
"No 34" "The Grant of ye Haydes from Sir Anthony Chester"
This is another copy of the above


DB158/8-10
RECOVERY, FINE AND BOND, ATKINS ESTATE
1622-5

DB158/8   4th Oct 1624
"No 36"   "An Exemplification of the Inrollment of Letter Patent and the Request of Dr Henry Atkins" In Latin

DB158/9   1622
A Bond in Latin

DB158/10      23rd Jan 1625
"No 41" " 1 Car: Recovery" "Hilary 1625"
Recovery in Latin. Seal Lost


DB158/11
SALE OF LANDS IN TICKFORD FIELD WEBB TO ATKINS, 1625.
WITH TERRIER OF LANDS

DB158/11  20th Nov 1625
"No 40" "Mr Webb's Deed to Dr Atkins of certain lands in Tickford Field"
Bargain and Sale for £80
1)      Thomas Webb, clerke (he was vicar of NP 1609-1622) and Johan his wife, and George Hull, gent
2)   Henry Atkins, Doctor of physic and one of the Kings Physicians in Ordinary

All those lands containing 16a 3 roodes of arable and leyes in the Fields of Tickford and 9 perches, poles or roddes of meadows severally lying in the Fields of Tickford.
Also all Common of pasture of and for 3 horses or geldings, 6 kyne of heyfours and 30 sheep in the Commonable fields of Tickford.
CONTAINS A GOOD TERRIER OF THE LANDS with names of strips and furlongs and adjacent owners, Weekes mead, Cow mead, Dam mead.
Witnesses:  William Barker, Anthony Carpenter, Thomas Jackson, Peter Thompson, and Raphe Pickeringe.  


DB159A/1-4
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
MESSUAGE, CLOSE AND HALF YARDLAND IN TICKFORD,
DR HENRY ATKINS 1670-75

DB159A/1      2nd Oct 1670
Copy of Conveyance by Feoffment for £80
Endorsed "No3 Conveyance from Thomas Pearson to Sir Richard Atkins”, also " No 51"

1)   Thomas Pearson, Grocer

2)   Sir Richard Atkins, of Much Hadham, Hartford, knight and baronet.

All that messuage or tenement in Tickford End now in the occupation of William Clapham together with all houses, barns, stables, ways, hedges etc. Also the Close or Pightle formerly belonging to the said messuage on the NW; and the Close and house of Thomas Pearson late of Henry Sibthorpe on the SW.
Witnesses:  George Cherry, Roger Chapman, and Charles Dymoke

DB159A/2      24th Nov 1670
"No 52"  Lease for 3 months for 6d 

1)   Arthur Earl of Anglesey, Lord Mountnorris, Lord Viscount Valentia, Baron of NP and Lord of the Manor of NP.
2)   George Sherry (or Shenny or Shewey)

All that half yardland of arable land, ley meadow and pasture ground in Tickford Field consisting of
2.5a half a in Clappers Leys,
4a of pasture in P?imble Leys
1a of meadow in Porridge Pot
7 Swathes in Buts meadow
5 Swathes in Sow Mead
5 Swathes in Dam Mead
4a 1r of arable in Brook Field
7a 3r in Mill Field
7a in Middle Field
All now in the Tenure of Richard Parkes
Witnesses:  John Hunn, Fanny Cronan, and Roger Chapman

DB159A/3      3rd March 1673
"No53"
Feoffment for £105
1)   Henry Sibthorpe alias butcher, tanner
2)   John Pomfrett, gent

All those 120 leys being on a piece of ground in Tickford Field, called Clapper Leys, together with all the Midsummer Ground unto the leys belonging.
Also his other leys on Clapper Leys,
Also his 1 ley of Greenswarde ground in Tickford End in Broadgate the land of Marke Slingsby on the E; the lands of John Purratt on the W.
Also his other leys of in Broadgate the land of Thomas Pomfrett on the E and the W.
Also his 5 roode leys of Midsummer ground in Tickford Field called Larramer Hill.

All of which are now or late in the occupation of Henry Sibthorpe.
Witnesses:  Mary Pomfrett and Thomas Ingram

DB159A/4      30th Aug 1675
"No 54"
Feoffment for £90
1)   John Pomfrett of Dunstable, Beds, gent.
2)   George Chenny, gent

Lands as above.


DB159b
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
ABSTRACT OF SIR RICHARD ATKINS TITLE
1676 TO 1750

Not transcribed


DB160/1-5
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
CONVEYANCE OF THE MANOR, MANOR HOUSE OF THE ABBEY, COTTAGE AND 4 CLOSES, SIR WILLIAM BOWYER TO JOHN HOOTON 1757,TITLE DEEDS COMMENCE 1676,

DB160/1&2     5th and 6th December 1757
Conveyance of the Manor of Tickford by L and RL for £4200
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)   John Hooton

The Messuage of Tickford "all that Capital or Manor House of the Abbey or Priory of Tickford being in Tickford and NP,
Also all that cottage or tenement with Appurtenances adjoining to the yard of the said Capital messuage or Manor house on the E, W and N and fronting Priory St there on the S.
Also 4 several Closes thereto adjoining containing 17a 2r called Pond Close, Dovehouse Close, the Home and Lower Conygree, also Close?
(There is a full description of all the Closes and Land in Tickford belonging to the Manor).  

DB160/3&4
6th December 1757
Deed of Covenant for producing the Title Deeds to the Manor of Tickford, these commence 16th Jan 1676.

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)   John Hooton
Two copies

DB160/5   10th December 1757
(Same as DB254/1)
NOTE Tickford Manor paid Lord of NP Manor £2.10.0 Quit Rent


DB160/6&7
EXCHANGE OF CLOSES HOOTON TO PURRATT 1759,

DB160/6&7     29th March 1759
Deed of Exchange between John Hooton and John Purratt.

 Hooton exchanges Clay Lane Pightle containing 1a now in occupation of Purratt, Clay lane on the NW; adjoining Close of Purratt on the E; a Close of Joseph Osborne the estate of Albert Eyles and others on the W and Cannon Leys on the S) for Clapper Close also of 1a in the occupation of John Hooton. A Close of Hooton called Coneygree on the NE; Clapper Leys on SE; a certain little lane and the Town Close on the SW. Two copies.


DB160/8-10
EXTRACTS FROM WILLS OF JOHN HOOTON 1762,
AND OF HIS SON JOHN 1764,
AFFIDAVIT RE JOHN HOOTON
1829.

DB160/8  
Extract from the PCC Will of John Hooton the elder of Tickford Priory Gent.
To wife an Annuity of £30 paid out of his estate and paid quarterly.
To son John all his messuages, lands, tenements subject to the payment of the annuity to his mother
To wife Jane £150 to be paid within one month of his death
To Daughter in law Sarah wife of son Thomas 10gns
To Granddaughter Sussannah Daughter of Thomas 40gns
To poor of NP £10 to be distributed at discretion of his Executors
Rest of Estate to his son John who is sole exec.
Witnesses:  William Mascall, William Buck, and Thomas Barton
Proved London 11.10.1762. 

DB160/9
Extract from PCC Will of John Hooton, gent
To wife Mary £2000
To Poor of NP £7.10s
If Personal estate not enough to pay wife's portion then his trustees (his wife and his brother Thos) to sell messuages, lands, etc at Marston, Beds and to pay her out of proceeds.
Wife is to have whatever goods, furniture etc that she wants.
If wife is (ensient) pregnant then the rest of his estate goes to the child or children, but if not then to his brother Thos.
Signed 20.5.1764, Witnesses:  Robert Watson, Mary Williamson and GPH.
Proved London 21.11.1764 by widow and his brother Thos.

DB160/10
Tickford Estate Attested copy of Affidavit of John Coles, maltster 26.9.1829.
He knew John Hooton and his wife Mary, both deceased, which John was the brother of Thomas Hooton late of NP gent, deceased, who on the death of his brother John became possessed of his property at NP. John Coles confirmed that Mary the wife of John died 7 years ago without any children.


DB161/1-2
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
CONVEYANCE OF A ROYALTY AND FREE FISHERY,
WILLIAM BACKWELL TO THOMAS HOOTON
1766

DB161/1-2     18th and 19th March 1766
Conveyance by L and RL for £80 of a Royalty and Fishery
1)   William Backwell of parish of St James , Westminster, Esq.,
2)   Thomas Hooton, gent.

All that Royalty and Free Fishery from the Tickford Bridge down the river Lovayne (Sic) (Lovat) between part of the Town of NP and part of a certain meadow called or known by the name of Castle Meadow, and by part of a certain piece of pasture ground formerly called or known by the name of Dovecote Close and now by the name of Hill Close to the river Ooze (Ouse) in NP.

And also all that ditto from the North Bridge in NP down the said river Ouse between other part of the said town of NP and between other part of the said Dovecote Close and a piece of meadow ground of Richard Wagstaff in NP and a piece of meadow ground of .... Cropp Esq., in Lathbury called Tickford Meadow to the said river Lovat and from there down the said river Ouse between the other part of Castle meadow and Tickford Abbey, Dovehouse Close, Cuniger (Connigree) and Ozier Cobb and a certain piece of meadow ground called or known by the name of Rye or Lye otherwise Haymarl and the said Tickford meadow to a certain piece of meadow ground called or known by the name of the Hay meadow of Lathbury.

All which Royalty was lately granted by Bowyer and Stonehouse the trustees of SRA to William Backwell, and now are or late were in the occupation of Robert Richardson.   


DB161/3-4
PURCHASE OF A COTTAGE AND CLOSE IN PRIORY ST
BY THOMAS HOOTON
1777.

DB161/3-4     5th and 6th August 1777
Mortgage by L and RL
1)   John Battye of Kensington, Middx, gent
2)   Richard Neville Hart late of Totteridge, Middx, Esq.,
3)   John Hollingworth, gent
4)   Thomas Hooton of Tickford Abbey, Esq.,
5)   Bartholomew Higgins the elder of Weston Underwood, gent

Recites L and RL of 16 and 17.2.1775 by which a Cottage and a Close of pasture were mortgaged for £430 by Aisley and Neville Hart to Battye. Interest has been paid to Battye but no Principal and J Hollingworth has agreed to purchase the estate of Inheritance from Neville Hart for £395 and Thomas Hooton has agreed to buy the Close and Cottage for £220. £435 is repaid to Battye and in effect Hooton now has a Mortgage from Hollingworth of £160.

All that Cottage or tenement and a Close of pasture adjoining situate in Priory Street, in Tickford End and in the several tenures of Thomas Arnold and Thomas Forster, then of Chris Webb and Thomas Foster, and now of Thomas Foster at rent of £6.5.0 pa

Also the Forecrop of all those parcels of Meadow ground called Monks Holme or Mill Holmes and Shoulder of Mutton piece containing 15a 1r in the parishes of NP and Lathbury or one of them between Beggar's Holmes and Lathbury Meadow on the NE side and the Mill Dam and Mill Stream on the SW side formerly in the Tenure of Thomas Parrott at £14 pa now of Joseph and Benjamin Wadsworth.


DB161/5-13
MORTGAGES OF ESTATE BY PHILIP HODDLE WARD,
INCLUDES TERRIER OF LANDS, SUBSEQUENT MORTGAGES AND RL
OF EQUITY AND REDEMPTION TO GEORGE LUCAS
1830-38.

DB161/5-6     14th and 15th Oct 1830
Mortgage in Fee of Hill Close consisting of several Old Inclosures for £400.
1)   Philip Hoddle Ward and Sarah his wife
2)   John Fountaine, victualler

Recites Will of Thomas Hooton of 16.3.1800, proved 1805 by which he left estate including Double Close and Priory Close to his Daughter Sarah the wife of PHILIP HODDLE WARD for life and after her death by her Will as she wishes.

Recites Enclosure of Tickford Field
Recites Indentures of L and RL of 6th and 7th Jan 1817 (See DB24/1).
1)   William and John Revis
2)   Susannah Harris
3)   Joseph Arrowsmith and John Gregory
4)   Elizabeth Revis widow and William Matthews and Rebecca his wife
5)   Philip Hoddle Ward
6)   George Tooth
7)   Edmund Goodwin
8)   Chas Kipling

The Close called Hill Close and a messuage/farmhouse were conveyed to Goodwin during the term of 1500 years for securing payment to him of £3000 on the death of Elizabeth Revis and Rebecca Matthews 

Recites L and RL of 21st and 22nd April 1807 in 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.

The Indenture is endorsed with the sale on 29.9.1836 of the property to George Lucas who repays mortgage to Fountaine
(See DB 24 deeds for better details of PHILIP HODDLE WARD Mortgages).
(For will of Sarah Ward see DB189/5)

DB161/7-8     both dated 10th Jan 1833
PHILIP HODDLE WARD's Mortgage of £6000 from George Lucas

Edward Browne Esq., of Hunter St, Brunswick Square, Middx and of Royal Exchange Assurance Office, London and PHILIP HODDLE WARD are the surviving Executors of the Will of Sarah wife of PHILIP HODDLE WARD.

PHILIP HODDLE WARD has asked George Lucas for £6000 for the purpose of paying, satisfying and discharging the Trusts, Charges and Bequests in his wife's Will.

Receipt on dorse for £6000 paid by George Lucas to Edward Browne and PHILIP HODDLE WARD

Property Mortgaged:
All that capital messuage or Manor House of the Abbey of Priory of Tickford with Appurtenances sit in Tickford.

And also all that site of a cottage with Appurtenances adjoining to the yards of the said Capital messuage or Manor House.

And also 4 Closes adjoining containing  17a 2r called Pond Close, Dovehouse Close, the Home Close and Lower Coneygree.

Also Close of 4a called Double Close
Also Close of 2a 2r called Potters Close 
Also Close of 1a called Clay Lane Pightle 
Also Close of half an acre called Wrere Park
Also Close of 1a called Bucks Close
Also Castle Meadow of 3r 13p

Also 4 Closes of arable and pasture as below
Clapper Leys 14a 3r 29p
Little Brook 14a 3r 28p
Ravenshill and Ravenslade 5a 3r 32p
Clay Green 2a 2r 27p
all parcel of PHILIP HODDLE WARD's Second allotment

Also Priory Close of 2a 5p being PHILIP HODDLE WARD's 4th Allotment 
Also Fox's Close of 3r 14p being PHILIP HODDLE WARD's 5th Allotment 
Also Wadsworth's Close of 3a 2r 24p being PHILIP HODDLE WARD's 6th Allotment Also Elm Close of 2a 1r 3p being PHILIP HODDLE WARD's 7th Allotment  
Also Forsters Close of 2a 2r 13p being PHILIP HODDLE WARD's No 28 on Enclosure Award Map 
Also Close of 6a 1r 14p being No 49 
Also Ozier Cobb of 1r 35p being No 56  
Also Long Close of 1a 2r 10p being No 57
Also Old Pightle or Enclosed Ground of 1a 2r 10p being No 60 Also Mallory's Close of 1a 1r 30p being No 61  
Also Potters Close of 1a 2r 38p being No 62 now occupied with other Close of the same name hereinbefore described Being No 63
Also Close in Chicheley called Aye or Hay Meadow containing 7a being PHILIP HODDLE WARD's 13th, 14th and 15th allotment  

Also all the Tythes, of above and all the Royalty and Free Fishery (as before described in DB161/1-2)

DB161/9       20th March 1833
PHILIP HODDLE WARD obtains further Mortgage of £1000 from George Lucas

DB161/10&11   12th and 13th August 1835
PHILIP HODDLE WARD obtains a Mortgage of £800 from John Keep, ironmonger using above property already Mortgaged to Lucas as Security. George Lucas repays Keep.

DB161/12&13   9th and 10th May 1838
L and RL of Equity and Redemption
PHILIP HODDLE WARD obtains further Mortgage of £500 from George Lucas, Tickford Abbey and all land etc now the property of George Lucas


DB161/14
DECLARATION RE SCRIVENER FAMILY, 1864

DB161/14           27th August 1864
Declaration by Richard Sheppard, architect before W.B.Bull.
Sheppard declares that Joseph Scrivener late of Great Woolstone by his Will left to his wife Caroline, and his sons Alfred, William and John £2000 on Trust to be invested and the interest to be paid to his wife during her life then the principal to be divided equally between their children who are Caroline the wife of John Keep, Joseph, Alfred, James, Elizabeth, Mary and Ann. Alfred died in Richard Sheppard's lifetime and in 1883 Richard Sheppard married Mary Scrivener one of the children. Caroline the widow died in August 1843 and shortly after he and his wife received their share and the rest was distributed to the other children by John Keep (a trustee).


DB162/1
MORTGAGE OF LAND IN TICKFORD FIELD
1823.

DB162/1   3rd Dec 1823  "5"
Mortgage £163 for a term of 1000 years.
1)   John Harris, of Tickford End, yeoman
2)   Joseph Arrowsmith, gent

21a of arable land in Tickford Field formerly purchased by John Purratt (great grandfather of John Harris) of the Earl of Anglesey)


DB162/2
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
WILL OF THOMAS HOOTON
1805.

DB162/2   1805      "15"
Will of Thomas Hooton proved PCC 8th Feb 1805
To Daughter Sarah wife of Philip Hoddle Ward of Great Linford all messuages. Cottages, Closes, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments in NP, and North Crawley, Bucks, Marston Mortaine, Beds, Moreton Pinkney and Kirby Grounds in parish of Blakesley, Northants for life and after her death by her Will as she wishes.

To Philip Hoddle Ward £100 in trust, to pay the Governors of the County Hospital, Northampton.

To George, Mary and Elizabeth the sons and Daughters of George Thomas of Brackley, gent £30 each.

To Thomas Lander, William Battams and William Dowdey my labourers and to each of my servants a years wages in addition to what may be due to them when I die.

To Mathew Church of Weston Underwood an Annuity of £15
To Susanna Phipp of NP spinster an Annuity of £5
To Elizabeth Umney of Sherington an Annuity of £10

All my Household goods, and Implements of household, and in my Farming Business Stock of Cattle, Stock of Crops or Corn, Grain or Hay, Ready Money, Canal Shares, and monies in public funds to Philip Hoddle Ward and my Daughter Sarah.

And I further desire that I may be interred in a decent manner in my garden near to the grave of my first wife Sarah and that a suitable inscription to my memory be put on the Obelisk standing near to the said grave.

Philip Hoddle Ward and my Daughter Sarah to be my Executors.

Witnesses:  George Thomas, William Mills, Richard Wisdom.


DB162/3-22&24
COPY OF ENCLOSURE AWARD OF TICKFORD FIELD 1806-7.
PURCHASE BY PHILIP HODDLE WARD OF FORMER PURRATT LANDS, MORTGAGES OF PARTS OF THE ESTATE
BY, PHW TO 1807-1832.

DB162/3   1806-7
Copy of Enclosure Award of Tickford Field

DB162/4   47 George III "7"
Fine between PHILIP HODDLE WARD, John Harris and Susanna his wife, Richard Revis and Elizabeth his wife, William Matthews and Rebecca his wife of 1 messuage 4 cottages, 2 stables, 150a of land, 22a of meadow, 20a of pasture and Common of Pasture in NP.

DB162/5&6 22nd April 1807
Conveyance by L and RL1)   John Harris
2)   PHILIP HODDLE WARD
(This is in DB24/1)

DB162/7 22nd April 1807
Bond re above   

DB162/8   22nd April 1807         "8"
Assignment of term of 1000 years, Joseph Arrowsmith by direction of John Harris to Revd Charles Kipling who is Trustee to Attend the Inheritance.

DB162/9   3rd Aug 1808
Office Copy of Certificate No 101.126 for Redemption of Land Tax by PHILIP HODDLE WARD

5th April 1869 Redemption of £11.7.2 on Estate in NP lately purchased of John Harris, messuage farmhouse, etc.
Proprietor PHILIP HODDLE WARD, Occupier John Coles, LT £11.7.2.

(Note this Land Tax formerly Purratt then in 1805 Harris and occupied by Thomas Tame and Nichols)

DB162/10&11   6th and 7th Jan 1817 (See DB24/1)
Repayment of Mortgage and taking out of new mortgage
1)   William Revis of Olney, baker and John Revis of Olney, carpenter
2)   Susanna Harris widow of John Harris
3)   Joseph Arrowsmith the younger gent and John Gregory of NP, victualler, the Executors of John Harris
4)   Elizabeth Revis widow and William Matthews of Bedford Superintendent of Revenue and Rebecca his wife
5)   PHILIP HODDLE WARD
6)   George Cooch, gent
7)   Edmund Goodwin, surgeon and apothecary
8)   Revd Charles Kipling of NP    

Recites all earlier deeds
PHILIP HODDLE WARD repays £2000 and Mortgage repaid; property is RL and estate now mortgaged to Edmund Goodwin for term of 1500 years.
Witnesses:  G. Thomas, Edward Heley, Joseph Arrowsmith, Henry Lucas, Jo Brooks

DB162/12&13   20th and 22nd Feb 1821
Assignment of PHILIP HODDLE WARD Mortgage to Charles Lorraine Smith, Esq and Henry Lucas for £3000
All that Farmhouse in Tickford End, formerly of Purratt and a piece of Ground at the S end of the Rickyard E-W 77ft and in width from Rickyard 50ft. Plus all lands etc, Terrier attached.

DB162/14 
Fine PHILIP HODDLE WARD 2 barns, 2 stables, 1a land, 40a meadow, 70a pasture, 2a woodland in Tickford.

DB162/15  21st Feb 1821
Deed of Covenant by Edmund Goodwin and PHILIP HODDLE WARD to produce deeds to Charles Lorraine Smith and Henry Lucas.
Deeds Commence 15th Oct 1613 George Chapman to Thomas Smythe and 3rd May 1620 (this is DB 38/3) Marriage settlement Ellen Smith, widow, late wife of Thomas Smith to John Purratt of Tebworth, Beds, husbandman.

DB162/16 
Extract from the Will of Susanna Harris, written 14th Feb 1825. Executors John Smith and Joseph Litchfield. Codicil revokes John Smith as Executor and appoints Charles Hoddle Kipling, surgeon in his stead. Will proved Oxford 19th May 1831

DB162/17 
Extract from Letters of Administration of estate of William Revis of Olney, baker, Admin granted to John Revis his brother.

DB162/18  25th March 1826
Assignment of a sum of £1000 with interest by John Revis at request of PHILIP HODDLE WARD to Robert Whitworth of Cold Brayfield, gent.
Further Mortgage 29th Sept 1833 after death of Robert Whitworth. His Executors were Thomas Charles Higgins of Turvey, esq and Samuel Seagrove of Grendon, Northants, yeoman.

DB162/19&20   11th and 12th July 1828
L and Conveyance on Trust to Sell
1)   PHILIP HODDLE WARD
2)   Revd William Smythe and George Lucas

Property as above

DB162/21/1&2 
Fines

DB162/22  1st May 1832
Assignment of mortgage of £1000 payable on the Death of Mrs Rebecca Matthews and Secured on the premises.
James Richards of Leicester, gent pays £1000 to John Revis.


DB162/23
REDEMPTION OF LAND TAX WITH LIST OF ALL PROPERTY
1793.

DB162/23  4th Dec 1793
Certificate. No 5802, Reg 6th June 1793 for Redemption of Land Tax

On Farm Estate of Thomas Hooton, called Tickford Abbey,

130a  
£20
4s
0d

Close of Pasture called Bartons Close of
4a
17s
0d

Cottage in occupation Thomas Londay and John Crump and a Close of Pasture with Appurtenances calledAbbey End Close containing half acre

9s
4d

Close of Pasture called Eyles Close containing
2a
15s
10d

Fosters Close containing
2.5a
14s
0d

Farm consisting of Messuage or Farmhouse with 110a 1r 18p in parish and Portfield of NP in occupation John Chibnall

£21
18s
6d

Close of Pasture in North Crawley containing 11a in occupation John Woodward

17s
10d

All owned by Thomas Hooton and in his own occupation unless otherwise stated

Total Land Tax
£45
16s
6d

Commissioners were William Praed and Mathew Dawkins Mansell


DB162/25-30
TICKFORD FIELDS FARM
1835-43

(These follow on from DB24 and DB193/10)

DB162/25&26   9th and 10th October 1835
Conveyance by L and RL for £6292
1)   Henry Lucas, gent,
2)   Revd William Smyth of Great Linford and George Lucas, gent
3)   PHILIP HODDLE WARD of Tickford Abbey but now of Boulogne sur mer
4)   Henry Thomas Atterbury 

Parties 1 and 2 are the Trustees of PHILIP HODDLE WARD 
Recites Mortgages owed by PHILIP HODDLE WARD, £3000 to Edmund Goodwin for term of 1500 years, £3000 to Henry Lucas and £3000 to Revd William Smyth. Total is £9292

Endorsements on rear
"20th Jan 1837 Henry Thomas Atterbury granted and demised to John Paine, Thomas Parker the elder, and Thomas Paine the younger for 99 years for securing to Mary Paine wife of Atterbury an Annuity of £100 after his death.

Part of the within described lands (viz) Coleman's Hill Close, Poplar furlong, with the Farmyard, barn, cowhouse, shelter hovel and other buildings thereon, Hawkins Close, Great Brook (pasture) Great Brook (arable), Kings Spinney, Hurstway, Hurstway Long Close, Deadmans Hill, Folly Close, and Lords Close (formerly Assabies Close) containing together 104a 24p".

DB162/27  10th Oct 1835
Declaration by PHILIP HODDLE WARD and Trustees with Henry Thomas Atterbury.
Declaration of Trust of Several Terms of Years in Lands in Tickford subject to Trust for Securing the sum of £3000 and interest In Trust for Purchaser (Atterbury) to Attend the Inheritance

DB162/28      11th Dec 1835
"Re Ward and Atterbury"
A Declaration by Mr John Paine as to the Identity and Issue of Elizabeth Revis. John was well acquainted with Elizabeth wife of Richard Revis late of Olney. Elizabeth was the Daughter of Francis Harris and Rebecca his wife and John Paine was related to her by marriage. Elizabeth had 2 children William and John both now deceased.

DB162/29  24th March 1843
Assignment of Above on Trust to Attend the Inheritance
1)   Representatives of Pearson and Goodwin
2)   Mr John Green and Mr William Powell the Trustees for Henry John Atterbury and Mr Joseph Salmons

HJA paid £1000 to James Richards and £1000 to Joseph Tame Litchfield and Charles Hoddle Kipling. Atterbury is purchasing by Repaying PHILIP HODDLE WARD Mortgages.

DB162/30  11th April 1843
Mortgage 
HTA of Woburn, carrier obtains Mortgage of £2000 from the Revd Charles Ward of Maulden, Beds clerk.
Property is mainly Closes and Arable.
(See DB165 for later Deeds)


DB163/1-6
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
PAPERS RE CASE HEARD AT BUCKINGHAM ASSIZES,
OF TRESPASS AND THEFT FROM A FISHERY IN 1805,
AND SUBSEQUENTLY AT COURT OF COMMON PLEAS 1817
INCLUDES EVIDENCES FROM ANCIENT DEEDS.

DB163/1
Abstract of Leases by the Annesley family of a Fishery in the Lovente (Lovat) and Lands in Tickford Field

1 May 16 James I
Robert Annesley to John Lane and Edmund Thornton, yeomen
Part of Tickford Park lease for 29 years

20 October 17 James I
Robert Annesley to Anthonye Smythe
The Park Close otherwise called Thornehill Close lease for 10 years @ £7 pa

20 May 2 Charles
Sir Francis Annesley to Jeffery Potter and John Marshall, husbandmen lease
51a of lands in Fields of Tickford £20 pa

4 April 8 Charles
Sir Francis Annesley to same parties
certain lands in Tickford Field lease for 6 years @ £6 pa

12 May 17 Charles
Arthur Annesley to James Annesley, lease for 19 years @ £2 13s 4d pa,
Tanner Holme called Fulling Mill Holme situated in Marsh End of NP late in the Tenure of George Hull and all water and fisheries of the waters between Fulling Mill Holme and Caldecott Mill, and half the water and Fishing beyond Caldecott to Mill as far as the field of Tickford doth extend within the parish of NP, and also the Lopp of the Willows as are thereon growing.

12 May 17 Charles
Arthur Annesley to John Marchall and George Annesley, husbandmen,
Lands at Tickford 10years @ £24 pa

25 June Charles II
Arthur Annesley Earl of Anglesey etc to Matthew Annesley, farmer,
The Holme then in the occupation of Matthew, also the Luggs and Osiers of the said Earl growing on the rivers from Tickford Bridge to Mill Hedge within the parish of NP @ £2 13s 4d pa

23 October 25 Charles II
Arthur Annesley to Richard Edmunds,
Close of pasture in Tickford End adjoining Coneygree Close and Water Lane containing 3 roods in the occupation of Mark Slingsby lease for 21 years @ 30 shillings pa

23 October 25 Charles II
Arthur Annesley to Thomas White,
Several parcels of arable land in Tickford Fields containing 55a and accounted for a yard land and a half, except all waters, fisheries and other Royalties belonging to the same, lease for 9 years.

DB163/2
Further evidence from Ancient Records about Tickford Manor

DB163/3
Case for the Opinion of Mr Scarlett with extracts from the Act of Parliament for Enclosure of Tickford Field

DB163/4
Further abstracts re NP

DB163/5
Case Notes for Consideration by Counsel 1818

DB163/6
Abstract of Evidence from Ancient Deeds


DB164-179
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
DEEDS AND PAPERS RELATING TO SALES OF THE ESTATE
1864, 1918 AND 1929.

DB164/1-21
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
SALE OF SPITTLE LEYS, 1820 –1860
INCLUDES SALE OF LANDS TO HENRY THOMAS ATTERBURY 1835,
WILL OF JOHN SAUNDERS AND VALUATION OF BRICKYARD, 1838
SALE OF ESTATE BY GEORGE LUCAS TO WILLIAM POWELL 1846
ESTATE MAP 1846
POWELL FAMILY MORTGAGES 1846-1860

(Label “Scheduled Deeds No 2. As to No 9 and parts of Nos 3 & 4” this was a sheet of notepaper on reverse is address 10, New Square, Lincolns Inn, WC)

Many of these deeds are copies of originals by John Talquage and William Linfields clerks to Mr Green, solicitor Woburn, Beds who acted for Henry Thomas Atterbury.

DB164/1&2 11th and 12th July 1820
(Same as DB162/19&20)
L and RL  Conveyance on Trust to sell
1)   Philip Hoddle Ward and Sarah his wife
2)   Revd William Smythe and George Lucas

Recites Will of Thomas Hooton and that Sarah was the sole devisee.
Recites the Enclosure Award of Tickford Field 7th May 1808 and that PHILIP HODDLE WARD was awarded 15 several lots
Property now conveyed is All that Farmhouse in Tickford End, wherein Mary and John Purratt formerly dwelt and the garden ground at the S end of the Rickyard belonging to the above extending E-W 77ft and in width from Rickyard 50ft. Plus  all Closes and lands etc, list attached.

DB164/3   Trinity Term 9 Geo III 1768
Copy of a Fine of above date between George Lucas plaintiff and PHILIP HODDLE WARD and Sarah Defendants of 2 barns, 2 stables, 100a lands 50a meadow, 70a pasture and 2a of Woods in Tickford

DB164/4&5 9th and 10th October 1835
(Same as DB 162/25&26)
Conveyance for £10400    
1)      PHILIP HODDLE WARD and Trustee
2)      Henry Thomas Atterbury and Trustee 
Recites that some of the lands were subject to a mortgage of 23rd December 1803 from Thomas Henry Atterbury.

All that Farmhouse in Tickford End, wherein Mary and John Purratt formerly dwelt and the garden ground at the S end of the Rickyard belonging to the above extending E-W 77ft and in width from Rickyard 50ft.

Also a Close piece of arable and the barn thereon known as Barn Close cont 2a 24p now or late of Joseph Atterbury Plus all Closes and lands etc, list attached.

DB164/6   10th October 1835
Grant by Philip Hoddle Ward to HTA of a Right of Way from the Close called Spittle Leys over a Close called Clay Green to the Turnpike Road leading from NP to Woburn.

DB164/7&8 1st and 2nd December 1836
L and Conveyance of Spittle Leys for £300
1)      Henry Thomas Atterbury, of Woburn, carrier
2)      John Sanders of NP, coal merchant

Recites conveyance by L and RL of the 9th and 10th of October 1835 by which HTA purchased Spittle Leys containing 2a 2r 8p from Lucas and Smyth 

DB164/9   2nd December 1836
Deed of Covenant to Produce Title Deeds
1)      HTA
2)      John Sanders
Schedule of deeds commences with L and RL of 11th and 12th July 1824

DB164/10  12th July 1838
Copy of the Will of John Saunders of NP, merchant, written July 1838 proved 1st December 1838.
Leaves all his estate to wife Mary Ann and her brother Joseph Seamonds.
Witnesses:  Richard Collison and Henry Lucas

DB164/11
Another copy of above Will

DB164/12  30th October 1838
Valuation of Effects and Receipt

“ We the undersigned having been appointed by the execs of the late Mr John Sanders and by George Lucas Esq., to value the Stock in Trade on a Brickyard late in the occupation of Mr Sanders deceased agreeable to a certain agreement made between the above named parties do estimate and value the same at £297 17s 6d”
Signed Joseph Read, Aylesbury and Richard Sheppard, NP.

Receipt “Received from George Lucas £297 17s 6d in discharge of the annexed valuation”

Signed Joseph Seamonds.

DB164/13&14   29th and 30th October 1838
Conveyance by L and RL for £485
1)      Mary Ann Sanders widow and Joseph Seamonds
2)      George Lucas
Spittle Leys
Witnesses:  to signatures William Bull, William Powell, L Hanbury clerk to Mr Powell and George Browning servant to George Lucas. 

DB164/15  16th May 1846
(See DB108/6)
Conveyance of Tickford Abbey Estate for £12000 by George Lucas and his wife to William Powell.
Contains Estate Map

DB164/16 

Declaration of Mr George Reade 13th March 1865

a)  Copy of marriage certificate of John Folliott Powell to Frances Arnett of Astbury, co. of Chester at Astbury 3.1.1801

b)  Certificate of Baptism of Richard Charles son of above in parish of Okeaver, co Stafford 23.11.1801.

c)  Ditto of Frances daughter of above in Cotton Chapel in parish of Alton 1802

d)  Ditto of John Folliott son of above born 16.1.1804 in parish of Ham in Diocese of Litchfield

e)  Family Tree made from above entries.

Note Richard Charles died in Dachiln? In 1825.

f)  Testament by George Reade solicitor of Congleton re the Arnett Family of Arnett who had estates in Staffs and Cheshire.

Frances Powell widow came after the death of her brother into the above estates which she conveyed to her son John Folliott Powell formerly of Welwyn, Herts and now of Albion Place, Hyde Park, Middx
Signed 13.3.1865

DB164/19  18th May 1846
Mortgage of Tickford Estate for £7850
William Powell from Mrs Frances Powell

Endorsed 26th April 1860 Frances died 20.11.1859, mortgage repaid by William to John Folliott Powell who then conveys the property to William.

DB164/20  27th April 1860
Mortgage of £8000
William Powell from John Folliott Powell and Revd Edward Arnett Powell.

DB164/21  13th November 1864
Covenant to Produce Deeds to William Powell
By Mr William Edward Rogers Freeman of Woburn, tanner and Harriet Baker his wife, Sarah Baker Atter, spinster and William Wood Elkes of Elkington, Northampton and Mary his wife
Schedule commences with conveyance by John Revis to Philip Hoddle Ward of 23rd March 1826.

Most of the Castle Meadow deeds below are copies made by Walter and Frederick Wright clerks to messrs Dunn And Co of Arlesford, Hants, made 1848.


DB164/22-33
DEEDS TO CASTLE MEADOW 1757-1833,
WILL OF JOHN HURST 1775, WILL OF GEORGE PITT HURST 1833, MISC PAPERS AND DETAILS OF HURST ESTATE

DB164/22  6th December 1757
“Castle Meadow”
Conveyance for £440
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 of Great Linford.

Recites that Henry has contracted to purchase
The Close called Dovehouse Close or Hill Close cont 3 and a half acres in the tenure of John Hamilton @ a rent of £9 pa.
The River Lovange (mispelling by London Solicitor) on the SE; the river Ouse on the N side thereof; and also the parcel of meadow in Tickford called Castle Meadow and adjoining to the river there containing 4 and a half acres now in the tenure or occupation of William Buck at a rent of £3 10s pa.
And all the tythes of these lands etc

Recites Atkins mortgages of the Manor.
(See also DB255/3)

DB164/23  See also DB377/19
Copy of the Will of John Hurst proved PCC 11th July 1775

The last Will and Testament of me John Hurst of Newport Pagnell in the County of Bucks Gentleman which I make and ordain in manner and form following first I Give and bequeath unto my Youngest Son Gravely Hurst the Sum of fifteen hundred pounds to be paid him at too payments Viz one Moiety within six Months and the other Moiety within twelve months after my decease with Interest at the Rate of three per Cent from my death Also I Give to my said son Gravely my best diamond Ring to wear in memory of me also I desire my Executor herein after named to give unto my Brothers Gravely and William Hurst my friends Richard Tristram and John Colman Rings of two Guineas Value all my Lands Chattels and personal Estate not herein otherwise disposed of I Give devise and bequeath unto my Eldest Son George Pitt Hurst his Heirs and Executors subject to the payment of my said Legacies and ffuneral Expences (And I do nominate and appoint my said Son George Sole Executor of this my last Will and Testament) and so revoking all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal the eleventh day of December 1766 (John then signs) Signed Sealed published and declared by the within named John Hurst the Testator for and as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us and attested by us in his presence and in the presence of each other H Barnes, James Lowe, Charles Clowes

Probate: Will proved at London the eleventh day of July in the year of our Lord 1775.

DB164/25  1854

Inland Revenue Legacy Receipt

George Lucas the surviving executor of George Pitt Hurst who died 19th March 1817. The next of kin was Charles Hurst Gardner the 1st son of the body of Charles Hurst Gardner deceased. He was a Stranger in Blood to GPH.

Residual value of the estate January 1834

Personal  £446 18s 8d

20 years dividends on £509.10.1 in 3% consols £305 14s 2d

“Testator directed the Residue of his Personal Estate to be laid out in purchase of land to be settled to the same uses as his Real Estate ie to his widow for life, with remainder to Benjamin Blackdon for life, with remainder to Charles Hurst Gardner for life, with remainder to his 1st and other sons in tail.”

Mary the widow died August 1833, Benjamin died in her lifetime. The residue consisted of the household furniture only which was sold in November 1833 and realised £462 7s 2d, which was laid out in purchase of £509 10s 1d 3% consols. 

DB164/26  20th December 1833
RL and Settlement of an Estate in NP and Sherington to the Uses of the Will of GPH
(Copy by Dunn, Hopkins and Carter of Arlesford, Hants)

1)      William Green of Salisbury and George Lucas
2)      Revd William Bradley of Atherstone, Warwicks, clerk

Recites GPH’s Will and gives a list of his Real estate as follows:
“All that Capital messuage or mansion house with yards, gardens, outbuildings, and appurtenances situate in NP fronting the High St and abutting on Dunghill Lane, now in the tenure of William Powell.
Also the tenement in the High St adjoining the above on the E part thereof now in the occupation of George Lucas.
Also the Close or Pightle of pasture cont half an acre formerly in the occupation of Mary Wilkinson, then of James Pike, now of Henry Meadows, the said Dunghill Lane on the NE; a certain Common called Bury Field towards the SW; and the ground late of Lord Viscount Valentia on the NW and SE.

And which Capital messuage etc were purchased by GPH from John Todd by Feoffment of the 31st August 1791”.

And a certain Burgage or messuage wherein William Arthur formerly dwelt in the High St, fronting the Cornhill or Market Place which were purchased of James Course and Catherine his wife by John Hurst the father of GPH. By L and RL of the 15th and 16th April 1741.

Also the Close called Dovehouse Close or Hill Close  containing 3 and a half acres formerly occupied by John Hamilton now of Charles Beaty.

Also Castle Meadow cont 4a purchased form the devisees in Trust of Sir Richard Atkins by John Hurst by L and RL of the 5th and 6th December 1757.

Also the Toft whereon lately stood a messuage or tenement sometime since pulled down formerly in the occupation of Robert Woodward together with the farmyard, cottages, barns, stables, etc thereto adjoining and also those 3 Closes of pasture or Inclosed ground with appurtenances formerly 4 Closes to the said Toft and Farmyard adjoining containing together 8a. The premises late of Thomas Hooton on the NW; and the Common Bury Field on the E.

Also the plot of New Inclosed ground containing 9a 2r 3p lying in the West Meadow bounded on the NW by the river Ouse; on the SW and NE by the Brook called the Back Brook and the said Old Inclosure called the Kickles; and on the small remaining part of the Se by land late of Thomas Hooton; and on the S by land of Patrick Renny; which said 2 plots were on the Enclosure of the Portfield warded to GPH.

Which said Closes and premises were formerly in the occupation of GPH and Thomas Jones and are now in the occupation of Luke Price.

And also the messuage, tenement or farmhouse with appurtenances in Sherington formerly called or known by the name of the Catherine Wheel.

A list of other lands and tenants in Sherington which lately belonged to the Revd Samuel Greatheed are also in the Deed.

Signed William Green and George Lucas in the presence of the clerks to Green and Co, 46, Salisbury St, London.

DB164/27  25th December 1833
(Copy by J Markham Carter, solicitor Arlesford, Hants and Walter Wright his clerk)
Mortgage by R A Reddall to Edward Blackmore for Securing £865
1)      Richard Ambrose Reddall of Woburn, gent
2)      Charles Hurst Gardner of Bath, a lieutenant in His Majesties Navy
3)      Mary Anne Blackmore of New Sarum, Wilts, spinster and Jane Blackmore of the same
4)      Edward Blackmore of Mitre Court Chambers, City of London, gent

Recites GPH Will etc and the list or Real Estate as before. Note Castle Meadow now in tenure or Occupation of Robert Nash.

DB164/28  1836
Copy of the Will of Charles Hurst Gardner written 18.6.1835 proved in London 23.8.1836.
Executors were Charles Collins Blanc, and William Bradley.

DB164/29 
Declaration of Mr Edward Blackmore identifying Mr Husey Hunt of The New Inn, Strand, London, Middx, gent and Jane his wife (nee Blackmore) as Mr and Mrs Senior.

Includes extracts from birth, baptism, and marriage records of

Charles Hurst Gardner late of Stoke Hammond, buried 1836 in parish of Baddesley Green, Warwicks aged 41.

Mary Hurst buried at NP August 14th 1833, aged 69.

Charles Gardner LLB rector of Stoke Hammond for 36 and a half years buried 10th March 1823, aged 61.

DB164/30  28th August 1847
Deed to Bar entail in a certain freehold estate at NP and in a sum of £509 10s 1d in 3% consols part of the Residuary Estate of GPH.
1)      Charles Hurst Gardner of Burton Bradstock, Somerset, esq.,
2)      Revd Robert William Jones, clerk.

DB164/31  2nd December 1847
1)      Edward Blackmore and the executors of Charles Hurst Gardner, deceased.
2)      Charles Hurst Gardner, esq., of Burton Bradstock, Somerset.

Surrender of Term and RL of the sums of £565 and £300 charges on the Real Estate of Charles Hurst Gardner.

DB164/32  30th December 1847
Conveyance of Lands for £500
1)      Charles Hurst Gardner, esq., of Burton Bradstock, Somerset.
2)      William Powell of Tickford Abbey, Esq.,
3)      Revd Edward Arnett Powell of Toft, Cambs

Recites that Charles Hurst Gardner is seized of an Estate and that he now conveys to William Powell:
Castle Meadow formerly in the tenure of Luke Price, decd, then of William Price and now of William Powell.

DB164/33  30th December 1847
Deed of Covenant by Charles Hurst Gardner and Miss Charlotte Beaty to Produce Title Deeds to William Powell.
Recites above earlier Deeds commencing in 1757.

(For sale of 60, High Street See DC/13/3/3 30th December 1847.


DB165/1-6
TICKFORD ABBEY SCHEDULED DEEDS 5. Tenancy part of 7
WILL OF JOHN HARRIS, 1810, SALE OF FARMHOUSE AND LANDS IN
TICKFORD TO PHILIP HODDLE WARD, 1830, SALE TO DANIEL
GOODMAN PAPERS RE ADMINISTRATION OF GOODMAN’S ESTATE,
HOUSE LANDS AND BRICKKILN IN TICKFORD,
HOUSE IN NEWPORT PAGNELL AND LAND IN SHERINGTON, 1852.  

DB165/1       11th October 1810
“Clay Lane Close”
Copy of the Will of John Harris, yeoman.
To his wife Sussanna all his messuages, cottages, and lands etc to her use forever.

States that he is legally entitled into and has subject to the limitations an absolute power or right of disposal of the sum of £1000 being part and parcel of the principal sum of £3000, now secured upon a certain farm and estate situated in Tickford End in lately belonging to him which he sold and conveyed to Philip Hoddle Ward, as by reference to such conveyance or the counterpart in my possession the same will appear.
He has in and by the conveyance last mentioned made provision for his sisters Lucy Matthews and Elizabeth Revis respectively and also for Elizabeth’s children and they are not to have any further provision.

Executors were Joseph Arrowsmith the younger, gent and John Gregory, victualler.
Will written and signed 11.10.1810, Witnesses:  Sarah Haines, John Wilson and Robert Todd. Proved PCC 13.2. 1812.

DB165/2a & 2b      2nd & 3rd June 1830
Conveyance by L and RL FOR £160
1)      Susanna Harris widow
2)      Philip Hoddle Ward
Clay Lane Close

DB165/3a & 3b      10th and 11th October 1832
Appointment and RL for £203
1)      Philip Hoddle Ward
2)      Mr Daniel Goodman, victualler and his wife Mary
Clay Lane Close

DB165/4       1852
Copy of the Death Certificate Reg 23.3.1852 of Mary Goodman, died 10.3.1852, age 62 of Hydrothorax. Wife of Daniel Goodman, cornfactor. Witness was Hannah Rose, Abbey End, present at death.

DB165/5       15th April 1852
Copy Conveyance upon within mentioned trusts
1)      Mr George Lewes of Husborne Crawley, yeoman and Mary his wife
2)      Mr George Faulkner, Mrs Alice Marr, widow, William Goodman Readman of Ridgemont, Beds, farmer, Daniel Lewes of Ridgemont Station, Beds, victualler, Richard Norman of Husborne Crawley, yeoman, and Thomas Lewis of Little Brickhill, victualler

RECITES THE FOLLOWING

L and RL of 20th and 21st December 1830 between

1)      William White, plumber and glazier and Joseph Atterbury of Broughton, yeoman
2)      Richard Walker, yeoman
3)      Daniel Goodman, victualler and Mary his wife
Being a Conveyance of Messuage, Tenement, brickilns and lands, hereinafter firstly described

L and RL of same date as above between
1)      William White, plumber and glazier and Joseph Atterbury of Broughton, yeoman
2)      Richard Walker, yeoman
3)      The Revd Thomas Fry of Emberton, clerk
4)      Daniel Goodman, victualler and Mary his wife
A conveyance of a Cottage, tenement, garden plot and piece of ground, hereinafter secondly described

L and RL of 10th and 11th October 1832
(This is 165/3a above) hereinafter thirdly described

An Indenture of 9th August 1843 between
1)      Henry Truelove, baker
2)      Daniel Goodman
3)      Richard Porter, ironmonger
4)      William Swannell then of Weston Underwood, yeoman
5)      George Arrowsmith
Conveyance of the Close of Pasture hereinafter fifthly described

That Daniel Goodman by his Will of the 11th March 1832 bequeathed all his Real estate to his sister Mary Lewis party hereto and her heirs forever. His executors were George Faulkner and Alice Marr.
Daniel died on the 14th March 1852 and his Will was proved in the PCC on 14th April 1852.

That Mary Lewis before her marriage to George Lewis had 1 child who is William George Goodman (one of the parties hereto of the 3rd part) and that George Lewis and Mary his wife have 3 children now living all born since their marriage and no more, they are the said Daniel Lewis, Mary the wife of Richard Norman and Thomas Lewis the other parties of the 3rd part.

That whereas George Lewis and Mary being desirous of leaving the said messuage, tenements and lands so devised to the said Mary have requested George Faulkner and Alice Marr to accept a conveyance thereon subject to Trusts.

So George and Mary release to George and Alice the executors, all the and lands etc as previously described, the  messuage or tenement with brick kilns, sheds drying houses to the said messuage belonging and now adjoining since in the occupation of John Walker  decd, after of Sarah his widow decd, then of Richard Walker and late of Daniel Goodman.

Also the plot of ground situated on Pinfold Leys in Tickford Field containing 2r 38p bounded by the Turnpike Road on the E; etc

Also another plot containing 2a 1r 39p

Also a Cottage and garden plot in Sherington containing 3a 3r 32p (has further details)

Also a messuage and garden in North End of NP formerly in the occupation of Ann Rigsby, after of Michael Hutton, then of Edward Cox, then Henry Truelove, late George Stanton and now of William Bunting, a certain lane called the Back Lane on or towards the SE part thereof, a certain messuage, cottages and gardens lately belonging to George Pike decd lying next adjoining the said premises on every other part.

Also a Close of pasture in Sherington adjoining the Turnpike Road from Sherington to Olney called Leizures or Leasures containing 3a 2r 8p late of John Coles now----.

To Have and to Hold on Trust as soon after these presents to sell and dispose either by public auction or private contract together or in lots. To invest the proceeds in Parliamentary Stocks or Public Funds of Great Britain. To hold on Trust and to pay the dividends plus interest to Mary Lewis for life, and after her death to George Lewis and Mary his wife, and after their death to the other heirs.

DB165/6       20TH September 1852
Conveyance for £120
1)      George Faulkner and Alice Marr
2)      William Powell
Conveyance of Clay Lane Close.
Witness Joseph Arrowsmith.

"All that cottage or tenement and piece of garden ground in Abbey End now or late in the occupation of Thomas Kendall, A barn of Michael Turner situate on the N; a cottage of Richard Harksley on the W; A Close of pasture in occupation of William Buck on the E; and the Common Highway called Abbey End on the S."

This property was previously mortgaged and assigned by L and RL dated 26th and 27th May 1752 by Henry Ffowre (a former Mortgagee) by direction and consent of Sir Richard Atkins to Sir James Dashwood and Sir Jonathan Cope baronets. (See DB249/12)