BULL DEEDS DB166-199

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 solicitor’s bundles which have been indexed with the Prefix DB for Deeds Bull followed by a number. Most bundles relate to the property of an individual or to a particular property. In transcribing them I have as far as possible sorted the deeds in each bundle into date order and numbered them consecutively.
The contents of each bundle are briefly described before the transcription but where a bundle contains the deeds to several properties I have placed the description before the transcription of each 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 ().


DB166/1-8
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
SALE OF COTTAGES, BAKEHOUSE AND SLAUGHTER HOUSE
IN TICKFORD STREET
1831-1848

(These are on east side of road going out of town just past Aston Martin Factory, now called London Row)

DB166/1 1831
Probate Will of Susanna Harris written 14th Feb 1826 proved 19th May 1831 See also DB162/16 and DB174/16

Executors and Trustees were John Smith, yeoman and Joseph Litchfield, yeoman. Codicil of 25th October 1830 revokes John Smith as exec and appoints Charles Hoddle Kipling, surgeon in his stead. Will proved at Oxford 19th May 1831.

Susannah left the following property to her executors,
The messuage in Tickford End in her own occupation,
Also 2 cottages thereto adjoining in the occupation of Mary Huggins and Mary Bone,
Also Clay Lane Close cont 2a of pasture in the occupation of Joseph Wadsworth,
In trust, to sell and to invest the proceeds, and from the interest to pay the following bequests.

To Ezekiah Litchfield, mason and my niece Elizabeth his wife my 2 cottages with barns and yards situate in Tickford End now in the occupations of Ezekiah and Elizabeth and Thomas Wotton for the term of their lives, they keeping them in good repair and after their death to their son John Litchfield.

To my executors the sum of £800 to invest in Real or Government Securities or Annuities and to pay the interest thereof to her brother John Paine, for life, and after his death to pay £600 to my nephew William Paine, my 3 nieces Sarah Young, Mary Paine and Eliz Litchfield and my great nephew Henry Paine son of my nephew the said William Paine equally divided share and share alike and to pay interest and dividends of the £200 residue of the £800 to Mary wife of John Paine for life, and after her death to share the residue amongst the survivors of my nephews and nieces.

The executors were to invest a further £200 and pay the interest to her sister Elizabeth wife of John Leak or Look (I think this is Keep) for life and after her death to pay to legatees as above.

The share of her great nephew Henry Paine not to be paid to him until he reaches the age of 21 years but before that the interest from it is to be spent his maintenance, education and upbringing.

If her niece Mary Paine marries William Durham, shoemaker before she inherits her share then she is not to get it and her share is to be divided among the other legatees.
Will signed on 14th Feb 1826 and witnessed by George Cooch Attorney at Law, Josh Goodwin his clerk, and Thomas Temple.

25th October 1830 Susanna added a codicil revoking John Smith as a trustee and in his stead appointing Charles Hoddle Kipling, surgeon.

The Will was proved in Archdeaconry Court of Bucks, 19th May 1831, probate was granted to Charles Hoddle Kipling and Joseph Tame Litchfield one of the sons of John Litchfield.

DB166/2 2nd February 1846
Conveyance for £40
1) Mr Ezekiah Litchfield, builder and Elizabeth his wife and John Litchfield, baker, their son
2) William Powell, gent of Tickford Abbey
Recites the Will of Susanna Harris.
Conveyance of all that piece or plot of ground situated in Tickford End whereon a barn lately stood being part and parcel of the messuages, grounds and premises devised by Susanna Harris whereon the said William Powell hath lately built a cottage and outbuildings
Signed by all parties witness W.B.Bull

DB166/3 2nd March 1846
Mortgage of premises for £200
1) Mr Ezekiah Litchfield, builder and Elizabeth his wife and John Litchfield, baker, their son
2) William Powell, gent of Tickford Abbey
The Litchfield’s mortgage to William Powell “all those 2 said messuages with the yard gardens and outbuildings and other erections now erected and built or hereafter to be erected or built on the said premises or any art thereof. And which said 2 cottages etc comprise (with the exception of the scite or piece of ground lately sold and conveyed to William Powell) the premises devised by the Will of Susanna Harris with an outbuilding lately erected thereon by the said Ezekiah Litchfield and a messuage and bakehouse now in the course of erection thereon by the said Ezekiah and are now in the occupation of Ezekiah and his undertenants or assigns. To have and to hold to William Powell forever subject to the proviso for redemption on repayment of the mortgage.
Signed by all parties and Witnessed by John Litchfield and W.B.Bull.

DB166/4 3rd August 1866
The same parties a further charge of £50 on the property
Signed by Ezekiah and John, witnessed by Thomas Paine

DB166/5 3rd February 1847
The same parties a further charge of £50 on the property
“now converted into a Slaughter House and Cottage and as a messuage and Bakehouse”
Signed by Ezekiah and John, witnessed by Thomas Paine and Thomas Hall

DB166/6 8th November 1847
The same parties a further charge of £50 on the property
Signed by Ezekiah and John, witnessed by Dave Norris and Samuel Bradley.

DB166/7 15th July 1848
Conveyance of property and repayment of mortgage
1) Mr Ezekiah Litchfield, builder and Elizabeth his wife
2) John Litchfield, of Wolverhampton, baker, their son
3) William Powell, gent of Tickford Abbey
4) The Revd Edward Arnett Powell of Toft in Cambridgeshire

The property is now sold for £400 by the Litchfield’s to Powell. £350 is owed on the mortgage and so he pays them the £50 and mortgage is ended.
Cottages now in the occupation of Ezekiah, Widow Paine, William Challiner and John Warr.

Witnesses: to Receipt and signatures are Edwin Carr, George Cooch and L.W.Brunell solicitor of Wolverhampton

DB166/8 3rd February 1865
“Litchfield declaration as to identity with the name in the Register of Burials”
“Lodge London Road” later in pencil
A copy of the death certificate of Ezekiah Litchfield (the name is crossed out and replaced with Zedekiah) Male aged 57, Master Butcher died 9.5.1855, of Consumption, 12 months certified.
Death registered 14.5.1855 by Richard White, Registrar.

The above certificate is pinned to a declaration by David Norris of NP, gent that he was well acquainted with Hezekiah late of NP decd, and that he is the same person who is described in the register as Zedekiah.
Signed by Norris and witnessed by W.B.Bull. Commissioner to administer Oaths in Chancery in England.

DB167/1-5
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
DECLARATION 1865 BY WILLIAM POWELL THAT SINCE HE
PURCHASED THE ESTATE IN 1845 HE HAD PURCHASED
CLOSES ETC AND CREATED THE PARK.
ESTATE MAP OF 1864 BY RICHARD SHEPPARD CONFIRMS
THAT POWELL BUILT THE TWO LODGES.
CONVEYANCE OF ESTATE IN 1867 LISTS THE ADDITIONAL CLOSES PURCHASED BY POWELL

Label on Bundle Marked
“Tickford Abbey, Scheduled Deeds 8 As to 1-16 inclusive”

DB167/1 1864
Plan of the Tickford Abbey Estate surveyed and drawn by Richard Sheppard, Newport Pagnell.
“This is the Plan marked “A” referred to in the Declaration of William Powell made and subscribed before me this sixteenth day of February 1865” George Cooch, Commissioner

DB167/2 16th February 1865
Declaration by William Powell confirming
1) That he was 59 years of age, had lived in the parish of NP for upwards of 33 years, during which he has known the Estate called Tickford Abbey Estate formerly belonging to Philip Hoddle Ward Esq., and afterwards to George Lucas Esquire from whom he purchased the estate and which he has now contracted to sell to Richard Mansel Oliver Massey, Esq.
2) The Tickford Abbey Estate formerly consisted of the Mansion House called Tickford Abbey, the gardens and Close of Pasture in front containing 4 acres 2 roods and 19 perches. The Home Conygree containing 4 acres 1 rood and 29 perches. The Lower Conygree with Slipe added thereto formerly part of Clapper Leys containing 15 acres 2 roods and 1 perch. Wadsworth Close containing 3 acres 20 perches. Potters Close containing 4 acres 1 rood and 27 perches. Clay Green containing 2acres 2roods and 27 perches. Elm Close containing 2 acres 1 rood and 3 perches. Spittle Leys containing 2 acres 2 roods and 8 perches. Castle Meadow containing 1 acre. Fosters Close containing 2 acres 2 roods and 13 perches. Ravenslade containing acres roods and perches. Little Brook Furlong containing 14 acres 3 roods and 28 perches. Clapper Leys containing 12 acres and 16 perches. And the meadow in Chicheley and Ozier Cob with Long Close in Newport Pagnell laid thereunto containing 8 acres 3 roods and 10 perches. The said quantities being severally a little more or less.
3) That shortly after he purchased the Estate from George Lucas I bought several Closes and Pieces of land adjoining or lying near to the said Estate and at various times I made alterations by removing subdivisions fences on the Estate – The said Estate has been recently surveyed and mapped and the boundaries thereof save and except where the same have been extended or otherwise altered by the additions made thereto by me are the same now as when I first knew the Estate and are correctly delineated on the Plan hereunto annexed marked “A”.

Signed William Powell

Made and subscribed at Newport Pagnell in the County of Buckingham this 16th day of February 1865 before me

Signed Geo Cooch.
A Commissioner to administer Oaths in Chancery in England

DB167/3 4th September 1867
Declaration by William Powell that he was the owner and occupier of the Tickford Abbey Estate from 1845 until 1864. That he had lately contracted to sell the Estate to Richard Mansell Oliver Massey. That the only Tithe and Rent charge on the estate was 8 shillings a year payable to the Vicar of Chicheley. That the Land Tax was 19 shillings per year and no more.
Signed 4th September 1867 William Powell
Witness W.B.Bull
A Commissioner to administer Oaths in Chancery in England

DB167/4 4th September 1867
167/a Declaration similar to DB167/2 but referring to a “Paper Writing marked “A” which is attached. Declaration is witnessed by W.B.Bull.

167/b Paper writing marked “A” a table listing all the parcels of land as below

DB167/5 4th September 1867
Conveyance of the Tickford Abbey Estate for £18000
1) The Revd Edward Arnett Powell of Toft Cambs, Clerk in Holy Orders.
2) William Powell of Tickford Abbey, Esq., and Elizabeth his wife
3) George Colin Oliver of Horbury Crescent, Kensington Park Gardens, Middx, John St Leger of Park Hill, Rotherham, Yorks Esq., Benjamin Greene Late of Lincolns Inn, Middx and Chandos Temple Stuart Henry Morgan of Biddlesden Park, Bucks Esq.

Recites indenture of 26th April 1846 (See DB108/6) also recites indenture of 18th May 1846 between 1) John Folliott Powell, 2) William Powell and 3) Charles William Powell.
Recites mortgages which Powell obtained when he purchased the Estate in 1846 and subsequent purchases of additional lands which he added to the Estate.

The property now conveyed consists of the Estate, as shown on the Plan which is the last sheet of the Conveyance (Also see DB167/1) With the addition of the Close containing 1 acre and 1 rood, bounded by the garden ground late of Joseph Tame Litchfield on the S; the other part of the same Close sometime since sold to James Price Coles and by garden ground belonging to George Faulkner on the E; and Castle Meadow and Close adjoining Fosters Close the property of William Powell on the other sides.

Also two messuages with gardens and appurtenances formerly in the respective tenures of John Leeds and Thomas Mitchell and one of which the said William Powell recently pulled down and the other is in the occupation of Robert Todd which cottages are bounded by other cottages and premises now or late the property of Charles Redden on the S; and by the entrance gate and road leading to Tickford Abbey the property of William Powell on the N., which said two cottages are part and parcel of six messuages or tenements conveyed to Joseph Redden deceased by L and RL of the 25th and 26th July 1817 between 1) William Yates and George Cooch and 2) Joseph Redden and James Arrowsmith.

Details of all Closes:

A plot or parcel of Old Inclosure called Townsend Close at the point where the gates leading into the said Close lately stood towards and into the Public Highway then called NP and Hockliffe Turnpike Road.

Secondly a parcel of land containing 13.5 perches in Abbey End in the occupation of William Powell which said parcel was lately fenced off from and divided from the remainder of the Close there belonging to William Bateman Bull by a ditch and watercourse commencing at the Lodge Gates there.

Thirdly a parcel whereon a barn and building lately stood whereon William Powell lately erected a messuage or cottage and outbuildings and also those two messuages or cottages with yards and gardens and other erections thereon inclusive of an Outbuilding and of a messuage and Bakehouse lately erected thereon by Hezekiah Litchfield and which premises were formerly in the occupation of Hezekiah Litchfield.

All which premises 1st, 2nd and 3rd are included in the Schedule and the plan marked “A” attached to these presents.

Receipts on the dorse

For £8000 received by Charles William Powell and Edward Arnett from George Colin Oliver, John St Leger, Benjamin Greene and Chandos Temple Stuart Henry Morgan.

And for £10000 received by Charles William Powell from George Colin Oliver, John St Leger, Benjamin Greene and Chandos Temple Stuart Henry Morgan.

Witness John Pither clerk to Sir Barbe Sladen 14, Parliament St, Westminster, Attorney at Law.

DB168/1-13
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
DEEDS TO COTTAGES IN ABBEY END (PRIORY ST)
AND PART OF PRIORY CLOSE,
1818-65

(see also DB44/54 the Abstract of Title of James Rose)

Label on Bundle Marked
“Tickford Abbey Scheduled Deeds 9 As to No 17”
(See also DB175/29)

DB168/1 2nd December 1818
1) George Renny of Royal Hospital Dublin etc
2) John Wilson, baker

Recites a Bargain and Sale enrolled in Chancery of the 18th May last between George Renny and Isabella his wife (This is DB44/54)
John Wilson has agreed with George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser for the purchase of “All that cottage or tenement in Abbey End in the parish of NP formerly in the occupation of Alice Nelson widow, then of …. Birdsey and now of Elizabeth Kingston”. To Have and to Hold forever.

Gives a Schedule of earlier deeds as below:

5th and 6th June 1757
Conveyance by L and RL from Sir Wm Bowyer et al the execs of Sir Richard Atkins to Robert Perrott.

11th May 1790
Agreement between 1) Patrick Renny 2) Isabella Renny 3) George Renny 4) Robert Jee and Thomas Hooton.

23rd and 24th April 1792
Conveyance by L and RL between 1) Patrick Renny, 2) George Renny and Isabella his wife, 3)Elizabeth Renny, 4) Rowland Maltby, 5) William Maltby,6) Robert Jee and Thomas Hooton

Easter 32 George III
Exemplification of a Recovery. Demandant Rowland Maltby, tenants George and Isabella Renny vouchees

4th and 5th July 1792
Conveyance by L and RL between 1) Robert Murray Fraser, 2) Elizabeth Renny, 3) John Walton Hooton, 4) Patrick Renny and Thomas Palmer Bull.

21st March 1818
Deed Poll under the hand and seal of George Renny and Isabella his wife
Deed Poll under the hand and seal of Robert Murray Fraser and Elizabeth his wife

DB168/2 5th and 6th July 1820
Conveyance by Appointment and RL (the Appointment is folded inside the RL)
1) George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser
2) John Wilson

Recites a Bargain and Sale of 18th May 1818 (SeeDB44/53) of
All that piece of ground containing 3 roods and 34 perches (see DB44/53 for full description)

Gives a Schedule of earlier deeds as below:

21st and 22nd April 1701
1) Richard and Robert Perrott the sons and heirs of Richard Perrott
2) John Pitkin and Charles Fletcher
3) Elizabeth Chowne one of the daughters of John Chowne

21st and 22nd May 1724
1) John Pitkin, Charles Fletcher, Robert and Richard Perrott
2) William Salter and William Foskett

22nd Feb 1753
1) Robert Perrott the son and heir of Richard Perrott deceased by Sarah his late wife (formerly Sarah Fountain)
2) John Perrott, William Waller and John Hurst

21st and 22nd January 1754
Conveyance by L and RL
1) Robert Perrott
2) John Perrott, William Waller and John Hurst
3) Thomas Holt
4) Robert Perrott the elder

11th May 1790
Agreement between 1) Patrick Renny 2) Isabella Renny 3) George Renny 4) Robert Jee and Thomas Hooton.

23rd and 24th April 1792
Conveyance by L and RL between 1) Patrick Renny, 2) George Renny and Isabella his wife, 3) Elizabeth Renny, 4) Rowland Maltby, 5) William Maltby,6) Robert Jee and Thomas Hooton

4th and 5th July 1792
Conveyance by L and RL between 1) Robert Murray Fraser, 2) Elizabeth Renny, 3) John Walton Hooton, 4) Patrick Renny and Thomas Palmer Bull.

21st March 1818
Deed Poll under the hand and seal of George Renny and Isabella his wife
Deed Poll under the hand and seal of Robert Murray Fraser and Elizabeth his wife

DB168/3 18th February 1826
John Wilson’s mortgage of £100 from William Price

DB168/4 27th August 1840
Copy of Death Certificate of Hannah Wilson aged 60, the widow of John Wilson, baker she died above date of Apoplexy. Certificate signed by R Collison

DB168/5 30th September 1840
Copy of Vendors Agreement for lots purchased at Auction of
“A Close of pasture ground and Cottages situate at NP” held on the above date at the Two Wrestlers, Tickford End.

LOT 1
Three recently built brick and tile cottages being nos 4,5,and 6 Prospect Row, Marsh End, now in the occupations of Morris, Todd and Lansberry at a yearly rent of £9 15s 0d. These were held for the remainder of a 1000 years from 10th October 1726 at a peppercorn rent, (See DB203/3).

LOT 2
A Close of Rich Pasture ground in Abbey End by Est with the ground and soil of the public footpath as now fenced off 1a with a Barn as now in the occ of Mrs Charlotte Nicholls @ £8 pa
And Three substantially built cottages and gardens, an outhouse and a well of excellent water adjoining the Close and now in the occs of Pollard, Arnold and Leeds at a low rent of £15 pa

Both Lots are Freehold.

Declaration that the highest bidder was James Rose for Lot 2 at £380. He paid a deposit of £76 witness Joseph Staines. Agreement drawn up by George Cooch as agent for the vendor

DB168/6 30th December 1840
RL and Assignment of Term to merge
1) William Peck Coales the surviving Devisee in Trust for Sale named in the Will of John Wilson deceased
2) James Rose

Property is Lot 2 in above Auction

DB168/7 10th November 1843
Copy of Death Certificate of Sarah Cooch aged 76 of a Bilious Fever. Died at NP on above date C.H.Kipling, in attendance (is this the former vicar of NP.)

DB168/8 9th February 1843
James Rose’s mortgage of £150 from Mrs Sarah Cooch, and her daughters Sarah and Anne Cooch.
Property mortgaged is the Close and four cottages erected by James Rose on it.

DB168/9 26th April 1846
James Rose has now erected a certain other messuage in his own occupation on the Close and obtains a further mortgage of £200 from Sarah and Ann Cooch.

DB168/10 10th August 1851
Jas Rose repays his mortgages to Sarah and Anne Cooch and property is reconveyed to him.

DB168/11 19th August 1852
Conveyance by way of Exchange
1) James Rose
2) William Powell Esq., of Tickford Abbey
3) Samuel Newman gent a trustee for Powell

3 roods and 34 perches being part of Priory Close late of William Meadows, also the house built by James Rose late in his own occupation and now of Samuel Petts are given by Rose to Powell in Exchange for a parcel of land in Tickford End Field cont 1a now used as a Brickyard in the occ of Jas Rose.
Witness Samuel Newman

DB168/12 28th April 1854
Conveyance for £120
1) William Powell
2) James Rose
3) Samuel Newman
Property conveyed is the Ground and House that Rose exchanged with Powell in 1852 (See DB16/11) the house is now in the occupation of Isaac Meadows
Witness Henry Fountain clerk to Powell and Newman.

DB168/13 14th January 1865
Conveyance for £300
1) James Rose, bricklayer
2) Richard Mansel Oliver Massey of Tickford Abbey
Property conveyed is the Ground and House, as in previous deeds, now in occ of Thomas Mills.

DB169/1-17
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
COTTAGES AND LAND IN ABBEY END (PRIORY ST), 1758-1867
INCLUDES WILL OF RICHARD JUDKINS 1762,
AND CONVEYANCE OF LAND NEAR TICKFORD BRIDGE,
BY BRIDGE TRUSTEES
1865.

(1758 includes messuage in High St)
DB169/1-2 2nd and 3rd May 1758
Conveyance for £120
(Messuage in High St (on or W of Brewery site) and property in Abbey End
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) Rd Judkins, carpenter and joiner

Freehold messuage or cottage, yard, and garden adjoining situate in NP in the occupation of Richard Judkins, Highway on S; a certain piece of pasture called Bury Field on the N and W; messuage or tenement in occupation .... Laws (or Daws) widow on E.

Also Cottage or tenement and a piece of garden adjoining in Abbey End now in the occupation of Richard Cleaver, the Close of pasture in occupation of John Hall on E; highway called Abbey End on N and W; a Close in occupation Richard Yate on S.

Also Cottage or tenement with a piece of garden ground adjoining in Abbey End in the occupation of Thomas White, a Close of pasture in occupation of Thomas Forster on N and E; highway called Abbey End on S; piece of garden ground of Harry Ingram on W.

Also a Close of pasture in Abbey End containing 1.5a in occupation John Hall, Highway on N and E; Cottage in occupation Richard Cleaver on W; and Close of pasture of John Hooton the younger on S.

DB169/3 (See DB211/13) 3rd May 1762
Will of Richard Judkins, carpenter and joyner,
To wife Ann all my messuage in NP where I now dwell,
Also my messuage or Cottage with Close of pasture in Abbey End in occupation Richard Cleaver and Walter Beaty,
Also Cottage in Abbey End in occupation Thomas White,
Also Cottage in Marsh End in occupation Thomas Litchfield and Ann Johnson
Also my several pieces or parcels of lands, arable, ley, meadow and pasture in the Open and Common Fields of Roade and Aston, Northants to wife forever.
The Rest of Estate to wife and her Executors,
Wife is Sole Exec.
Witnesses: William Barratt and John Hall

This copy of Will made 10.10.1775 by Thomas Holt and William Etheridge his clerk.

DB169/4-5 10th and 11th October 1775
Conveyance by L and RL for £200
1) Mrs Ann Judkins
2) Walter Beaty, lacemerchant

Property as in DB169/1-2, the Cottage of Cleaver and Close of John Hall now of Walter Beaty, Also the Close of 1.5a John Hall, is now Walter Beaty.

On a label inside 169/4 "Cottage in Abbey End purchased by W Beaty of Mrs Judkins in 1775 devised by his Will to Mr W Beaty his son in Fee devised by Mr W. Beaty the son to Miss Charlotte Beaty in Fee".

DB169/6/1-4
An Abstract of Title for W Beaty, commences with 169/4-5
Includes 16.6.1841 Extract from Will of W Beaty

DB169/7-8 9th and 10th December 1833
Conveyance by L and RL for £150
1) Philip Hoddle Ward
2) John Keep, ironmonger
3) William Keep, glover
Cottage in Abbey End in occupation of William Paine also piece of Ground of 1a adjoining Cottage in Tenure of William Meadows.
Recites Will of Thomas Hooton, he was seized of a Cottage in Abbey End which he left to his daughter Sarah, recites Sarah's Will (contains details of Hooton Wills).

DB169/11 2nd Jan 1837
Feoffment for £80
1) PHILIP HODDLE WARD
2) William Powell, gent (note signed by PHILIP HODDLE WARD in the presence of Thomas Pickford His Brittanic Majesty's Consul in Paris), PHILIP HODDLE WARD now residing at Versailles.
3) Revd Edward Arriett Powell of Ampthill, Beds
Cottage in Abbey End in occupation James Rose, bounded by a garden late the property of PHILIP HODDLE WARD now of Miss Beaty on the N and E.

DB169/12-13 11th and 12th Oct 1838
L and Appointment and RL for £80
1) William Powell
2) Charlotte Beaty
Property as DB169/11

DB169/14 14th Jan 1865
Conveyance for £600
1) William Bateman Bull, gent and Ann his wife
2) Rd Mansel Oliver Massey Esq., of Tickford Abbey

Whereas Charlotte Beaty died 19.7.1850 and by her Will of 16.7.1841, proved 10.8.1850 left to William Bateman Bull, all her freehold and leasehold messuages and lands in Bucks and Dorset and all her other Real Estate whatsoever.

Property conveyed is:
Cottage in Abbey End occupied for many years by Richard Cleaver, then of William Mott, now of George Butcher,

Also the Close of 1a adjoining the Cottage many years ago occupied by John Hall, then Walter Beaty now of George Bull,

Also the Cottage or tenement in Abbey End formerly of William Paine now of William Harris,

Also piece of land now used as a garden of 1a in Abbey End adjoining said cottage, formerly in occupation of William Meadows now of John Paine,

Also other Cottage adjoining the said Cottage and premises formerly in the occupation of n Rose and now of Widow Rose,

Which hereditaments are bounded on part of N by the Common St and on the other part of the N, on E, and S by lands late of William Powell now of R.M.O.Massey, on part of W by garden late of John Rose and now of R.M.O.Massey and another part of W by cottages now property of Sarah Cooch.

DB169/15 14th Jan 1865
Certificate for Acknowledgement for a Deed by Mrs Ann Bull

DB169/16 28th June 1865
Conveyance for £7 This deed has a good plan

1) W.B.Bull, George Cooch, George Osborn Rogers, William Taylor and George Osborne Price, the Trustees named in the Act for the North and Tickford Bridges
2) Richard Mansel Oliver Massey of Tickford Abbey

All that piece or parcel of land sit and being near to the bridge called Tickford Bridge in the parish of NP and adjoining a piece of ground called the Bully recently purchased by Massey of Maria Newby and which said Plot intended to be conveyed contains approx 11 perches.
Massey covenants that he will at his own cost and charges forthwith level the said plot and make a good hard and sufficient road of the width of 12ft on the west side of the plot and leading to the River Lovat as shewn on the plan and shall at the like cost and charges make and forever hereafter maintain a neat and sufficient fence between the plot and the road leading to the river.

DB169/17 5th Sept 1867
Conveyance for £2007 50s 0d
1) Richard Mansel Oliver Massey of Hill St., Berkeley Square, London and Margaret his wife
2) George Colin Oliver of Horbury Crescent, Kensington Park Gardens, Middx, John St Leger of Park Hill, Rotherham, Yorks Esq., Benjamin Greene Lake of Lincolns Inn, Chandos Temple Stuart Henry Morgan of Biddlesden Park, Bucks Esq.

Firstly the ground with footpath along W side sometime since fenced off from the said ground by a brick wall containing 3r 34p being part and parcel of a certain Close of pasture lying in Abbey End and called Prior's Close as the same is now divided on the W from other part of the said Close, formerly property of William Meadows and by him converted into a garden and which said piece intended to be conveyed was sometime since converted into and is now used as a garden ground and was formerly in the occupation of Samuel Petts, since of Isaac Meadows, late of Thomas Mills, now of Richard Mansel Oliver Massey (RMOM) save except for the parts of it which were sold by James Rose to Sarah Good and others by indentures of .....(Date not given.

Also all that messuage or tenement now sometime since erected on part of the said ground and also formerly in the occupation of Samuel Petts and now of RMO MASSEY

Secondly all the piece of ground in Abbey End measuring in length on NE side 216ft and on SW 195ft, on NW 186ft which said piece is part of a certain piece of ground containing 127p and enclosed on 3 sides by a brick wall and formerly part of the said Prior's Close and divided from the other part of said Close by a brick wall.

Thirdly all that plot called the Bully containing 38p bounded on the E by allotment of GPH, on S by private road to Castle Meadow and on every other part by the River Lovat, which plot was (inter alia) awarded to Lord VV on the Inclosure of Tickford Field.

Fourthly all that other Cottage or tenement with a piece of garden ground thereto adjoining sit in Abbey End for many years in the occupation of Richard Cleaver, then of William Mott, now of George Butcher.

Also that Close of Pasture in Abbey End adjoining said cottage containing 1a for many years in the occupation of John Hall, then William Beaty now of George Bull.

And also that Cottage with Appurtenances situated in Abbey End formerly in the occupation of William Payne and now William Harris.

And also that piece of land used as a garden containing 1a in Abbey End adjoining said Cottage and premises formerly in the occupation William Meadows, now John Paine.

And Also that other Cottage adjoining the said Cottage formerly in occupation James Rose, now of Widow Rose and which said hereditaments and premises are bounded on part of the N by Common St, on the other part of the N, on the E and on the S by land late property of William Powell now of RMO MASSEY, on part of the W by a garden ground and premises late belonging to James Rose and now of RMO MASSEY; and on other part of W by cottages now or late property of Sarah Cooch and others.

Fifthly All that plot or piece of ground lying and being near Tickford Bridge adjoining the Bully containing 11 perches bounded on the E by allotment of GPH, on S by private road to Castle Meadow and on every other part by the River Lovat, which plot was (inter alia) awarded to Lord VV on the Inclosure of Tickford Field.

DB171/1-10
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
5 COTTAGES AND LAND IN ABBEY END (PRIORY ST)
1855-1871

DB171/1 28th March 1855
Copy of a Conveyance for £120
1) Joseph Featherstonehaugh, ropemaker
2) George Faulkner of Cranfield, farmer
3) Joseph Goodwin, auctioneer

Recites deed of 16.1.1854 between
1) John Wells
2) Joseph Featherstonehaugh, ropemaker
3) Chas Hudson, as trustee
All the 5 cottages formerly 4 cottages and a piece of ground and a barn in Abbey End, formerly in several tenures of Edward Boswell, Thomas Wright, Mary Webster and Peter Todd, since of John Todd, William Eaton, William Redden, William Barker and John Mill, and late of George Goodman, Robert Bason, William Johnson, ... Nobles and Thomas Jarvis and now of William Penn, John gee, Joseph Thickpenny, William Puncher and Thomas Jarvis.

Also the barn lately erected on part of the ground belonging to the cottages now in the occupation of Richard Mott.

The Cottage or Tenement and piece of ground formerly of Elizabeth Crann, then John Wells, now of Thomas Armstrong on the E; A Farm House, yard, and Close of Pasture lately belonging to Joseph Clarke and now in the occupation of Thomas Herbert on the W and N; the street called Priory St on the S.

DB171/2 6th April 1841
Will of Abraham Hedge, he died 2.5.1846
To son John all my freehold Cottage or tenement with yard and garden in Abbey End
(A line of text below this has been cut away)

DB171/3 13th Sept 1866
Declaration by William Yate of NP formerly a Carpenter and builder now an inmate of Revis Almshouses.
1) I am 88 years and upwards, was born in NP and lived there all my life.
2) I knew Abraham Hedge and Elizabeth his wife, both were for many years servants at Tickford Abbey, and I remember their marriage in about 1800
3) That at the time of marriage and for 30 years after I lived in Abbey End near the Dwelling House of Abraham and his wife.
4) I remember the birth of John Hedge now of Abbey End, carpenter who was the eldest child of the marriage and who was afterwards apprenticed to me, two other younger children of the said marriage as I have been informed and believe died in their childhood.
5) I remember the deaths of Abraham and Eliz, (she died in her husbands lifetime) and that ever since the death John has been and is now in possession of the Cottage in Abbey end which was his fathers.

Signed 13.9.1866 Witnesses: W.B.Bull.
Certificate of marriage of Abraham Hedge and Elizabeth Osborn 16.10.1800.
Memo that George Cooch searched Register of Baptisms for 7 years after 1800 for John Hedge baptism without success.
John hedge stated to have been born 4.10.1801.

DB171/4 30th December 1864
Memorandum of Agreement between William Pearce, cabinet maker and RMO MASSEY of Tickford Abbey. Pearce agrees to sell to RMO MASSEY all that piece of land used as a garden in Abbey End as the same is now staked out in length on NE side 216ft on SW side 195ft and on NM 186ft for £510.
Conveyance to be executed on or before 13th Jan next.

DB171/5 14th Sept 1866
Mortgage for £25
1) John Hedge carpenter, widower
2) George Cooch, gent

Reconveyance 20th Sept 1866
Whereas Abraham Hedge late of NP deceased was seized of a Cottage which he left to his son John, Cottage in Abbey End between the street called Abbey End and the garden of David Norris and

DB171/6 21st Sept 1866
Mortgage for £45
1) John Hedge
2) William Pearce, carpenter
Property as above

DB171/7 28th Aug 1867
Agreement for Conveyance
1) John Hedge
2) William Pearce, carpenter
Hedge agrees to sell to Pearce for £60 and to repay the Mortgage of £45

DB171/8 10th Oct 1867
Conveyance as agreed on 28th Aug above.

DB171/9 4th May 1869
Conveyance for £80
1) George Faulkner of Cranfield, gent
2) RMO Massey
A slipe of Garden ground in Abbey End
Recites deeds to be produced commencing with:
1st and 2nd Oct 1792 John Day to Henry Crann, grocer
10th Oct 1838 Will of Henry Crann
25th June 1841 Will of Sarah Crann
6th Feb 1847 Conveyance Elizabeth Crann, spinster to John Wells, blacksmith
16th Jan 1854 Conveyance John Wells to Joseph Featherstonehaugh and Charles Hudson
28th March 1855 The herein before recited Indenture
All those 5 cottages formerly 4 cottages in Abbey End etc

DB171/10 6th Jan 1871
Conveyance for £137
1) William Pearce, builder
2) Mrs M.E.O.Massey
All that yard or piece of ground in Abbey End lying between ground of David Norris and a Close of land belonging to John St Leger and others, And which yard was formerly in the occupation of Abraham Hedge and then John Hedge. Also 4 cottages which have recently been erected and built in the yard by William Pearce.

From DB175
8th Sept 1871
Conveyance to C J S H Morgan

DB172/1-31
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
DEEDS TO BULL INN AND MALTING, VICARAGE CLOSE,
AND COTTAGES AND SCHOOLHOUSE
1758-1880

DB172/1-2 2nd and 3rd May 1758
Sale by L and RL consideration £10
1) Sir William Bowyer, baronet of Denham, Bucks and William Stonehouse Esq., 2nd brother of Sir John Stonehouse of Radley, the devisees and trustees of Sir Richard Atkins late of Clapham, Surrey
2) Thomas Kendall of NP, yeoman.

"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)

DB172/3 and DB172/4 2nd and 3rd May 1758
Sale by L and RL consideration £45,
1) Sir William Bowyer, baronet of Denham, Bucks and William Stonehouse Esq., 2nd brother of Sir John Stonehouse of Radley, (the devisees and trustees of Sir Richard Atkins late of Clapham, Surrey)
2) Stephen Hoddle, grocer and tallow chandler,

" All cottage or tenement and piece of garden ground adjoining in Abbey End now or late in the occupation of Edward Pickering,
ALSO all that other cottage or tenement situate in Abbey End occupied as above,
ALSO all that other piece of garden ground in Abbey End by estimation one and a half Roods now or late in the occupation of John Wood, A Close of pasture of Michael Turner on the N; a cottage of Thomas Kendall on the E; a Close of pasture in occupation of William Buck on the W; and the common highway called Abbey End on the S.

DB172/5 17th June 1761
Release of Dower, for £1 10s 0d.
Mrs Susanna Kendall to her sister in law Mrs Mary Smith of Lathbury who was the only sister and heir of Thomas Kendall. Property as in 172/1-2 and in occupation Mrs Kendall

DB172/6 19th June 1761
Feoffment of property as above from Mary Smith, widow to William Dowdy of Lathbury, labourer and his wife. Consideration 10/-

DB172/7 29th July 1761
Sale for Consideration £10

1) William Dowdy and wife
2) Stephen Hoddle, grocer,

DB172/8 and 172/9 11th and 12th of April 1800
Sale by L and RL, consideration £150
1) Sarah Hoddle, widow and devisee of the Will of Stephen Hoddle, maltster and Caroline Miles Hoddle, spinster one of the Daughters of Stephen Hoddle and ALSO a devisee of his will
2) Philip Hoddle Ward of Great Linford, grazier,

Property is "Cottage or tenement in Abbey End sometime in occupation of Edward Pickering, late of James Franklin, now of James Bates,
ALSO all that toft or garden ground adjoining to the cottage late in occupation Stephen Hoddle and now of his widow Sarah,

AND ALSO all that toft or piece of ground whereon sometime stood a cottage or tenement which hath been pulled down and which toft has been made into part of the garden previously mentioned,

AND ALSO all that other cottage in Abbey End now converted into a stable together with the barn adjoining late in the tenure of Susannah Kendall, and now of Amos Gregory,

AND ALSO all that Close or pightle of pasture sometime since used as a garden to the aforementioned property, late in occupation of Stephen Hoddle and now of Amos Gregory,

The Barn and Premises late of Michael Turner and others and now of (name not entered) on the E; the ground and a premises belonging to the Vicarage on the W; the Close of Edward Hooton on the N; and the common street called Abbey End on the S.

DB172/10 11th May 1808
Extract from TICKFORD Enclosure Award, stating Vicarage Close is awarded to Philip Hoddle Ward and that the Vicar gets an adjacent Close.

DB172/11
Extract from TICKFORD Enclosure Award, confirming a Private Carriage and Drift Road, 27ft wide leading from the Turnpike Road by TICKFORD Bridge into the allotment of George Pitt Hurst in Castle Meadow.

DB172/12 and DB172/13 9th and 10th May 1833
Sale by L and RL for £180
1) Philip Hoddle Ward of TICKFORD Abbey
2) William Jefferson, fellmonger

All that piece of ground called Vicarage Close with the Cottages and barn standing thereon, The property was part of the Manor of Tickford Abbey or Tickford Priory and was left by Thomas Hooton, Will 16.3.1800, who died 8.3.1805 to his Daughter Sarah wife of PHILIP HODDLE WARD. Sarah by her Will 30.1.1824, she died Nov. 1831, left the property to PHILIP HODDLE WARD.

DB172/14 25.3.1844
Copy of Grant of Probate, re. William Jefferson, fellmonger, widower to his son Edward Jefferson.

DB172/15 24.12.1851
Copy of Will of Edward Jefferson late of Sherington, farmer, the Trustees and Executors were his friend Gervase Smith Hives, cornfactor and his son George Jefferson. Property to be sold and proceeds to be divided between his children. Witnesses: Edward Joyce, silversmith and George Cooch, attorney.

DB172/16 3rd Oct. 1854
Conveyance for £435
1) Gervase Smith Hives and George Jefferson executors of Edward Jefferson
2) George Bull.

Edward Jefferson died 8.4.1853 and according to his Will his Executors put his estate up for Auction. The Sale was at the Anchor on 7th June 1853 and Joseph Arrowsmith, Attorney purchased lot 5 for £435 as agent for George Bull.

Property is
All that Close or pightle in TICKFORD End with an entrance thereunto near TICKFORD Bridge;

AND ALSO all that yard, garden, barn and Appurtenances in TICKFORD End with entrance from Abbey End, which said Close, garden etc are now in the occupation of George Bull and adjoining the premises hereafter described"...

AND ALSO all that messuage tenement or School-house fronting towards Abbey End with Appurtenances now in the occupation of Mrs Van Hagen or her undertenants.

AND ALSO all that stable with the Buildings and Appurtenances in the occupation of George Bull with the garden whereon the said messuage, tenement or School-house stands and occupation by Mrs Van Hagen and with the garden whereon the said stable now stands and occupied by Mrs Ayers and which are by estimation 1a.1r.4p.
The whole bounded on the N. by the Castle Meadow and the road leading to the same; on the S. by a Close of pasture called the Vicarage Close and Abbey End; on the E. by the Close in the occupation of Joseph Tame Litchfield, the said Vicarage Close and the premises of William and Mary Robinson; and on the W. by Buildings and premises of George Bull and others.

DB172/17
Copy of declaration by Joseph Tame Litchfield re ownership of the Closes adjoining Castle Meadow, with plan.

DB172/18 4th Oct 1854
Mortgage of £335
George Bull, innkeeper and maltster from William G. Watts, Esq., of Bermondsey, gent.

DB 175/ 25th Aug 1856
Extract from Will of G Watts

DB172/19 28th Jan. 1858
Probate of Will of W.G.Watts, written 25.8.56. Robert Slee of Southwark and William Soper of Reigate (W.G.W's nephew) are Executors.

DB172/20 31.12.1861
Transfer of Mortgage on Bull Inn and adjoining premises with additional security by way of 2nd Mortgage of £900.
Recites that by which George Bull had purchased the property from Edward Jefferson with a Mortgage of £1000 from Charles Higgins of Bedford.

Now (1861) George Bull still owes £900 to Charles Higgins who requires this to be repaid. In 1854 (DB172/18) George Bull obtained a further Mortgage of £335 on the property from W.G.Watts, and now Watts has died and the £335 plus interest is due to his executors.
So George Bull obtains a Mortgage of £900 from Pickering Phipps and Richard Phipps, of Northampton, Common brewers and Higgins is repaid.

The property was:
"All that messuage or tenement with Brewhouse, Yard, Stable and out-houses thereto adjoining and belonging in TICKFORD End formerly known by the name of the RED BULL, since of the BULL AND BITCH and now called the BULL and then and now in the occupation of George Bull.

AND ALSO all that Malting belonging to and occupation with the said messuage by George Bull and which said messuage or tenement was formerly in the occupation of William Mills.

AND ALSO all that messuage then in the occupation of Joseph Battams adjoining to and formerly part of the last mentioned messuage

AND ALSO those 2 messuage or tenements in TICKFORD End aforesaid then in the occupation of William Fancutt and George Durham, which consisted formerly of 1 messuage in the occupation of Charles Millard and which was built by William Jefferson and Henry Marshall on the ground whereon or on part thereof stood a messuage formerly called the WHITE HORSE.

All of which were bounded on the N. partly by the property of Emmans Jackman (formerly Richard Hakeleys) and partly by the property of George Mills; on the E. by other property of Edwards Jefferson, (formerly belonging to the Vicar) and then occupied by George Bull (between which and the premises thereby granted and conveyed was a gateway or passage which was to be stopped up by the said Edward Jefferson or his heirs; on the south by Priory Street or Abbey end; and on the W. by the street called TICKFORD End."

DB172/21 24.6.1864
Assignment of George Bull's mortgage of £335 from Slee and Soper the executors of Watts, to Maria Soper.

DB172/22 25.12.1855
George Bull's County Fire insurance policy for
1 School Room in Abbey End, brick and tile

with stove therein, in occupation Mrs Van Hagen
£100
1 stable brick and tiled
£ 75
1 barn thatched
£ 25
£200

DB172/23 21.6.1869
Draft contract of sale and purchase for £550
1) Elizabeth Jane Bull widow
2) R M O Massey

Property is
"All that Close or Pightle situate in TICKFORD end with entrance near TICKFORD Bridge.

ALSO all that Yard, garden and Appurtenances in TICKFORD End with entrance from Abbey End, both which premises were late in the occupation of George Bull and adjoining the next described

AND ALSO all that messuage fronting TICKFORD and Abbey End with stable and loft with building belonging and adjoining which premises contain 1a.1r.4p
Bounded on N. by Castle Meadow and the road leading to the property; on S. by land of Vicar and the street called Abbey End; on the E. by garden of William Harris and Vicarage Close; on W partly by the Bull and buildings of Elizabeth Jane Bull.

NOTE: all communication between the premises and the Bull to be stopped up by the vendor.

Purchaser to pay £550 on the 31.7.1869.

DB172/24 17.2.1870
Copy of the Death certificate of Sarah Jefferson aged 60, widow of Edward Jefferson, farmer.
Elizabeth A Price was present at the death in Green End.

DB172/25 7.9.1880
Conveyance and Release of property
1) John William Bull, butcher (son of George and Elizabeth)
2) R.M.O.Massey for life and then to William Powell.

Elizabeth Bull had died on 22.12.1869 and John who inherited the property repays his fathers Mortgages.

Copies of Marriage and Birth records
1796 William Jefferson, fellmonger married Elizabeth Osborne on 21.1.96 at NP. Witnesses: George Osborne, Sarah Hoddle and Ann Osborn
1796 Ann Daughter of William and Elizabeth born 29.10.96 baptised 14.11.96
Edward son of William and Elizabeth born 16.3.98 baptised 25.3.98
1830 George Bull farmer of Preston Deanery m. Elizabeth Brookes of Horton at Horton 7.12.1830
1831 John William son of George and Elizabeth born 28.12.31.

DB172/27
1870 Grant of probate 22.12.69 of Elizabeth Jane Bull to her son John William Bull, Copy 22.10.70

DB172/28
1) Declaration of William Powell re Ownership of Closes (THIS SHOULD GO WITH DB172/17).
2) Copy of Will of William Jefferson
3) Copy of Baptism record of Edward Jefferson

DB172/29
Schedule of deeds of property part of TICKFORD Abbey Estate, these are not to properties in DB 172/1-28

DB172/30
Memo re Letters of Administration of Elizabeth Jane Bull's estate.

DB172/31 9.1.1871
Conveyance of a Close in Castle Meadow,
1) Margaret E.O.Massey
2) Colonel John St Leger and others.

DB173
DEEDS TO HILL CLOSE (FORMERLY PART OF AN ESTATE IN TICKFORD OWNED BY THE PURRATT FAMILY)
1712-1835

DB173/1 24th September 1712
Copy See DB36/2 and DB38/3
23rd and 24th September 1712
Marriage Settlement on intended marriage of John Purratt and Rebecca Atterbury
L and RL the latter being a Mortgage
1) John Purratt son and heir of Richard Purratt, late of NP decd and Mary Purratt
2) William Atterbury of Little Houghton, yeoman and John Cripps, yeoman
3) Lawrence Atterbury of Little Houghton and Rebecca his daughter, and sister of William Atterbury.

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

Property settled is as in DB36/1

DB173/2 23rd October 1792
Copy of Will of William Purratt decd
(See DB139/10 and DC/13/3/14)

DB173/3 14th and 15th February 1803
Copy of L and RL of Hill Close and other lands
(See DB36/4)

DB173/4&5 21st and 22nd April 1807
RL of Estate
(See DB24/1 and DB162/5&6)

DB173/6 11th December 1835
“In Ward V Atterbury”
Attested Declaration of Mr John Paine, carpenter as to Identity and Issue of Elizabeth Revis

DB173/7&8 6th and 7th January 1817
L and RL of Freehold Estate by Way of Purchase and Mortgage
William and John Revis to Edmund Goodwin
(See DB 162/10&11)

DB173/9 10th October 1835
(See DB162/25&26)

DB173/10
“Office Extracts Pertaining to William Revis’ Estate from Oxford District Registry of Court of HM Probate.

15.3.1826 Admin of Goods etc of William Revis late of Olney, bucks, Baker decd was granted to John Revis brother of the decd. Effects sworn under £600.

DB173/11 12th December 1835
Attested copy of Declaration by Thomas Rose formerly a solicitors clerk as to the death of Mrs Elizabeth Matthews, without having issue.

See DB176 for later years

DB174/1-16
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
TICKFORD FIELDS FARM 1784-1864
INCLUDES SCHEDULE OF DEEDS FROM 1691,
AND DETAILS OF FIELDS, CLOSES, A BRICK KILN AND BARN.

DB174/1 23rd June 1784
(The same as DB40/3)
"Draft copy deed of Covenant for producing Title Deeds"
1) Dr Patrick Renny of NP Dr of Physic
2) Robert Collison, surgeon and apothecary
3) Rd Purratt, watchmaker
4) John Walker, bricklayer
5) Reynold Hogg of Oulton, Norfolk, gent

Recites L and RL of 16th and 17th July last past
1) Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty
2) Thomas Holt
3) Robert Collison
A Close called Long Close otherwise Water Lane Close granted, released and conveyed by Hooton, Beaty and Holt to the Use of Collison

Recites L and RL of 16th and 17th July last past
1) Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty
2) Thomas Holt
3) Rd Purratt
6 leys of pasture in NP granted and RL and conveyed by Hooton, Beaty and Holt to the Use of Richard Purratt

Recites L and RL of 16th and 17th July last past
1) Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty
2) Thomas Holt
3) John Walker
3 leys of pasture with a Brick kiln and barns standing thereon in Tickford Fields granted and RL and conveyed by Hooton, Beaty and Holt to the Use of John Walker

Recites L and RL of 23rd and 24th March last past
1) Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty
2) Patrick Renny
Several pieces and parcels of arable land, ley, meadow and pasture in Tickford Fields and in the now L and RL mentioned are granted and RL and conveyed by Hooton and Beaty to Renny

Recites L and RL of 21st and 22nd June this inst.
1) GPH
2) Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty
3) Reynold Hogg
4) John Griffith
A wood coppice of Grove Wood at Emberton granted by Hooton and Beaty for the use of Hogg.

Whereas Deeds to the several pieces coming to Renny do also relate to the Close, Leys etc and the Brick kiln it is agreed that Patrick Renny may hold the Deeds in following Schedule

SCHEDULE

19th and 20th June 1691
Conveyance by L and RL
1) Thomas Osborne Senior, yeoman and Judith his wife, one of the Daughters of Richard Perrott, maltster deceased, and Thomas Osborne Junior, yeoman son and heir of Thomas Osborne Senior.
2) Rd Purratt, yeoman

22nd June 1691
Mortgage Richard Purratt to Richard Perrott

27th March 1704
Assignment of Mortgage Richard Perrott to John Chowne, woollen draper

28th and 29th March 1704
Conveyance by L and RL
Rd Purratt to Richard Perrott

25th & 26th April 1749?
Conveyance by L and RL
1) Thomas Holt and Sarah his wife, William Sheppard, grocer and tallow chandler and Elizabeth his wife, and Ann Perrott spinster, which Sarah, Elizabeth and Ann are three of the Daughters and residuary legatees named in the last Will of Richard Perrott gent
2) Elizabeth Waller, widow

9th & 10th May 1749
Conveyance by L and RL
1) Elizabeth Waller, widow
2) Thomas Holt

30th Jan 1753
Mortgage Thomas Holt to William Coles, yeoman

17th and 18th March 1756
Conveyance by L and RL
1) Martha Perrott, spinster, one of the four Daughters and residuary legatee under the Will of Richard Perrott her late father deceased.
2) Thomas Holt

10th August 1768
Assignment of mortgage
1) John Butterfield, yeoman and Sarah his wife, John Fowler, yeoman and Elizabeth his wife, which Sarah and Elizabeth are the joint Executors of John Cooke, yeoman deceased, who was the son and sole Executor of William Cooke, yeoman also deceased, who was the surviving Executor named in the Will of William Coles, yeoman deceased
2) Thomas Holt
3) Valentine Pyne, gent

20th August 1768
Mortgage
1) Thomas Holt
2) Sarah Norton, widow,
3) Henry Wigley, clerk,
4) Samuel Davenport, gent,
5) Joseph Chambers, mercer and hosier

13th December 1769
Assignment of mortgage
1) Sarah Norton, widow, Henry Wigley, clerk, Samuel Davenport, gent, Joseph Chambers, mercer and hosier
2) Thomas Holt
3) Mary Edwyn widow

18th Nov 1771
Assignment of mortgage
1) William Bentley, Esq, Valentine Pyne and Isaac Carter
2) Thomas Holt
3) James Sanderson

30th March 1774
Assignment
1) James Sanderson
2) John Baker

19th December 1774
Assignment
1) John Baker
2) James Sanderson
3) Thomas Holt
4) Mary Peake, widow

10th May 1783
Assignment
1) Mary Peake, widow
2) GPH

Signed by Patrick Renny in the presence of Joseph Arrowsmith and Elizabeth Chandler.
Signed by Robert Collison, Richard Purratt and John Walker in the presence of George Cooch and R.A.Reddall clerk to Mr Hurst.
Signed by Reynold Hogg in the presence of GPH and R.A.Reddall clerk to Mr Hurst.

DB174/2 21st February 1821
Re Hooton Mortgages
1) Sir Henry Hawley, Bart
2) Revd Henry Redde
Assignment of 2 several terms of 500 and 600 years in premises at NP In Trust to Attend the Inheritance

DB174/3 21st February 1821
Re Hooton Mortgages
1) Sir Henry Hawley, Bart
2) Revd Henry Longville Mansell
Assignment of term of 300 years in premises at NP In Trust to Attend the Inheritance

Both above contain Terriers of the lands Mortgaged

DB174/4 1st May 1823
Lease of Farm and Lands in Tickford Field
1) PHILIP HODDLE WARD
2) Thomas Brown

Lease Commencing 25.3.1823 for 7 years @ £200pa payable quarterly
Messuage, Farmhouse and Homestead with yards, barns, stable, outbuildings in Tickford End lately in the occupation of John Coles,
And all those several Closes, parcels etc of arable, meadow, pasture, and wood ground, that is to say:
Hill Close 12a 2r 11p,
Poplar Furlong and barn, cowhouse, shelter, hovel, well and pump and farmyard thereto belonging, 5a 3r 31p,
Folly Close 4a 24p,
Great Brook 7a,
Deadman Hill Close 6a 34p.

Also all Ways, waters, profits whatsoever, except those reserved to PHILIP HODDLE WARD who also has right to all the trees and timber and can enter the land to the land to fell etc.

Witnesses: Henry Lucas and Richard Gardner

DB174/5 10th Oct 1835
See DB162/27
1) Thomas Newman, George and Henry Lucas and others
2) George William Baker and John Odell, Trustees for Henry Thomas Atterbury
Assignment of residue of 2 terms of 500 and 1000 years in lands in Tickford in Trust to Attend the Inheritance

DB174/6 4th May 1837
Assignment of Legacies of £200 by way of Mortgage
1) William Paine, carpenter, John Young of Bath St, Northampton, builder, and Sarah his wife, Ezekiah Litchfield, butcher, and Elizabeth his wife, which William, Sarah and Elizabeth are a nephew and nieces and legatees in the Will of Susanna Harris, late of NP, widow.
2) John Keep, ironmonger

Susannah Harris by her Will, dated 14th Feb 1825 left £800 to her Executors and trustees John Smith and Joseph Litchfield to invest in Real or Govt Securities, and to pay the interest to her brother John Paine, her nephew William Paine, her nieces Sarah Young, Mary Paine and Elizabeth Litchfield and her Great nephew Henry Paine son of William Paine equally in shares alike and to pay interest and dividends of £200 residue of the £800 to Mary wife of John Paine for life, and after her death to share the residue amongst the survivors of the legatees.

The Executors were to invest a further £200 and pay the interest to her sister Elizabeth wife of John Leak (Keep) for life and after her death to pay to legatees as above.

If her niece Mary marries William Durham she is to get nothing.

Before Susanna died she added a codicil revoking John Smith as a trustee and in his stead appointed John Hoddle Kipling, surgeon.

The Will was proved by Litchfield and Kipling in Archdeaconry Court of Bucks, 19th May 1831

Recites that Mary wife of John Paine is now dead,
The niece Mary had married William Durham,
Henry Paine died in Sept 1834 under 21 years of age,
John Paine is still living,
The survivors are now the devisees.

The part of her estate from which the monies would have been taken has now been sold to PHILIP HODDLE WARD by L been taken has now been sold to PHILIP HODDLE WARD by L and RL of 21st and 22nd April 1807
(See DB162/5&6 and DB24/1)

The RL is between
1) John Harris and Susanna his wife
2) Rd Revies and Elizabeth his wife, William Matthews and Rebecca his wife
3) George Osborne and Thomas Odell
4) PHILIP HODDLE WARD and George Cooch
By this RL £1000 was payable to the Executors or assigns of John Harris on the decease of Rebecca Matthews and was on 11.10.1810 bequeathed to Susanna Harris and her heirs absolutely.

Whereas William Paine, John Young and Sarah his wife, Hezekiah Litchfield and Elizabeth his wife have asked John Keep to lend them £200 as Mortgage of the said two several sums of £208 bequeathed to him under the will of Susanna Harris. Now this witnesseth that they (for £200) convey to John Keep all those two legacies.

Indorsed 15th Aug 1840
Mortgage Assigned by John Keep to William Edward Rogers Freeman of Woburn, druggist.

DB174/7&8 10th October 1835
Deed of Covenant for production of Deeds by PHILIP HODDLE WARD to Henry Thomas Atterbury (with copy)

5th and 6th Dec 1757
L and RL by Sir William Bowyer, Bart and William Stonehouse to Henry Uthwatt, esq and John Hooton

9th and 10th Dec 1757
L and RL by 1) GPH and Penelope his wife, 2) Henry Uthwatt, esq and 3) Charles Chester and William Lowndes

DB174/9 "No 4" 20th August 1836
Probate of Will of Edmund Goodwin of London, surgeon, Estate is mainly property in Stafford. Extracted by Townsend and Roberts, Doctors Commons

DB174/10 16th March 1834
Limited Administration of the Goods of Edmund Goodwin. Covenanted to be produced to William Powell Nov 1864. List of Property including Purratt Farmhouse and lands in Tickford, mentions Henry Thomas Atterbury and Joseph Salmons.

DB174/11
Extract from Will of Benjamin Pomfrett

DB174/12
Extracts from Will of Mary Pomfrett, spinster, written 14th February 1800, proved London 20th May 1802.
She left all her property in NP and Little Paxton to her brother the Revd Robert Pomfrett, Rector of Emberton, who is her Sole Executor.
To her cousins Ann and Martha Perrott of Hemel Hempstead £10 pa for life
To her old servant Mary Tuckin widow £10 pa

On 8th Jan 1805 Admon with Will Annexed of all and singular the Goods, chattels and credits of Mary Pomfrett left unadminstered by her brother Robert deceased were granted to Nathaniel Pomfrett Williams Esq, the Great Nephew And Administrator of the Revd Robert Pomfrett who died intestate

DB174/13
Copy of Will of Sir Richard Atkins

DB174/14
Probate copy of Will of John Hooton Senior, written 3rd June 1761 proved 11th Oct 1762 (See DB160/8)

DB174/15
Probate copy of Will of John Hooton, written 20th May 1764 proved 21st Nov 1764 (See DB160/8)

DB174/16
Bundle of misc papers tied together with red ribbon, with Label "Tickford Fields Farm"

DB174/16/1
Copy Will of John Purratt, yeoman written 15th July 1754, proved 3rd April 1760
To son John All lands that lies in Tickford Field, also all chattel only the household goods, which I leave to Wife's disposal,
To son Richard £30 and if he dies with no child then to son William, also to William £200,
To Daughter Rebecca Harris £5 pa for life and then to son John,
To Daughter Elizabeth Purratt £100 which is in son Richard's hands And ~£100 more if she pleases her mum in marriage,
Son John to be Exec.
Witnesses: Barnard Sharp, Elizabeth Mascall, and Mary Mascall.

DB174/16/2
Copy Will of Elizabeth Purratt, spinster
To be decently buried at discretion of her servant Ann Wilson, who is her executrix,
To James Lucy of the Excise Office Liverpool £150 in consideration of and in compassion for the loss of his hand,
Also to Elizabeth Bull the wife of the Public Officer of Excise late of NP now of Towcester £100, both above to be paid within 6 months of my death.
To Ann Wilson all my household goods, furniture, linen, china and plate and all my wearing apparell.
To my friend Edward Jefferson, leather dresser for trouble he has to see my Will executed all my freehold Close with Appurtenances lying in North Crawley forever.
To my friend Thomas Odell, victualler and George Cooch, gent for trouble as above £100 each within 6 months.
These three Executors to hold all her estate in joint names in Bank of England funds to bring in £20 pa in trust for her bequests.
All Residue of estate to my nieces Elizabeth wife of Richard Revies of Olney, baker and Rebecca wife of James Lucy in equal shares.
Executors to pay a dividend of £20 invested to Ann Wilson.
Signed 24th Dec 1794. Witnesses: Mary Mascall, William Day and William Green.

Codicil makes void the £100 to Thomas Odell and makes Patrick Renny a Trustee and Executor in his stead.

Further Codicil, If Elizabeth Bull wife of Public Excise Officer dies her bequests to go to Patrick Renny and George Cooch to be shared equally. Signed 24th Oct 1796 Witnesses: John Garrard of Olney, William Day and James Warr.

Another Codicil with a further bequest to Ann Wilson of all the Ready Money in the house in cash or notes.

Signed 19th April 1797, Witnesses: Mary Mascall, William Day and Thomas Franklin.

DB174/16/3
Extract from Will of William Lucas, written 6th Jan 1826, proved 10th April 1828.

DB174/16/4
Extract from Will of Mary Edwyn of Baggrave, Leics. Proved PCC 24th July 1771.

DB174/16/5
Extract from Will of Thomas Levett, of St James, Westminster Esq., proved PCC by nephew and sole Executor John Levett

DB174/16/6
Extract from fine Trinity Term 1749
Thomas Holt, plaintiff, William Shepherd and Elizabeth and Anne Perrott, deforciants of
6a land, 2a meadow, 4 cottages, 100a and, 17a meadow, 20a pasture, 6a wood, and Common of Pasture for all manner of cattle in Slapton, Horton, Cheddington, Pitchton, Np, and Emberton.
Heard before Sylvanus Perrott and Street Arnold, gent 3rd May 22 George II.

DB174/16/7
Copy of Will of William Purratt, draper.
(See DB193/10 and DC/13/3/1)

DB174/16/8
Extract from Will of Edmund Goodwin, late of St John Sq. West, Smithfield, surgeon, Wife Mary sole exec, proved PCC 20th Aug 1836.

DB174/16/9
Ward & Atterbury extracts from Parish Registers.

BAPTISMS
1717 Rebecca Daughter of John & Rebecca Purratt, born 8th and baptised 12th June.
1719 John son of John & Rebecca born 11th Dec, baptised 1st Jan
1730 William son of Rebecca born 12th baptised 21st March
1745 John son of Francis & Rebecca Harris born 28th March baptised 7th April
1754 Elizabeth Daughter of Francis & Rebecca Harris born 19 April baptised 21st May
1755 Rebecca Daughter of Francis & Rebecca Harris born 21st Feb baptised...
Declaration by Oliver Lunn Hanbury of NP gent that above are true extracts. Witness William Powell

DB174/16/10
Certificate of Burial of Rebecca Matthews at St Pauls, Bedford on 28th May 1741, aged 84, A S Donne, vicar

DB174/16/11
Extracts Re Purratt & Revis on several sheets pinned together
Olney Registers
Baptised of William son of Richard & Elizabeth 11th Oct 1790
Baptised of John son of Richard & Elizabeth 23rd Dec 1793

Marriage of William Matthews & Rebecca Lucy Sept 17th 1803

Burial Richard Revis 11th Dec 1807
Burial Elizabeth Revis 15th Jan 1812

NP Registers
James Lucy of Olney m Rebecca Harris 16th Dec 1777
Rd Revis of NP, baker m Elizabeth Harris 14h Oct 1777
Francis Harris m Rebecca Purratt 25th June 1744

Hemel Registers
Ann Perrott aged 73 years buried 22nd March
Martha Perrott aged 78 years buried 28th Sept

Emberton Registers
Dinah Pomfrett wife of Benjamin Pomfrett buried 23rd Dec 1775

Cosgrove Registers
Henry Longville Mansell late Rector of this parish aged 57 buried 10th March 1835

DB174/16/12
Declaration by John Coles of NP, maltster aged 84 years respecting the Purratt family.
" I knew John Purratt formerly of NP who died and was buried at NP upwards of 75 years ago. I also knew Rebecca his wife whose name before her marriage was Atterbury. They had 5 children, 3 sons and 2 Daughters; the eldest son was John, the 2nd Richard and the 3rd William, the daus were Elizabeth and Rebecca.
Son John died unmarried, Richard married but had no children, William married Susanna or Sukey Seeley but they had no children. Elizabeth died unmarried and Rebecca married Francis Harris, they had 4 children namely John d 1812, Elizabeth m Richard Revis, Rebecca who married 1st James Lucy and 2nd William Matthews. Elizabeth the wife of Richard Revis had 2 children William who died 1818 and John died 1833.

DB174/16/13
Copy of above

DB174/16/14
Extract from Will of Robert Pearson, gent written 14th Jan 1804 proved PCC 17th Jan 1805; Daughter Sarah is Sole exec

DB174/16/15
Extract from Will of Sarah Pearson, spinster written 12th July 1808 proved PC Bucks 10th Dec 1808, Executors were Charles Kipling & William Lucas.

DB174/16/16
Extract from Will of John Pearson written 10th Oct 1778 proved PCC 13th Feb 1780, son Robert Sole Exec.

DB174/16/17
Entire letter with Olney CDS, addressed to Messrs Lucas, Lucas and Powell, NP contains extracts from Olney register
William Revis, of Olney aged 27 buried 30th April 1818
John Revis of Olney aged 38 buried 27th Sept 1833

DB174/16/18
Extracts from NP Register
Burial of John Purratt 13th March 1760
Burial of Rebecca Harris 7th June 1775
Burial of Richard Purratt 28th Sept 1792
Burial of William Purratt 16th Nov 1792

DB174/16/19
Affidavit by John Coles Maltster aged 77 years, of the death of Mary Hooton, covenanted to be produced to William Powell by Indent of Nov 1864. John Coles knew John Hooton and Mary his wife; John was the brother of Thomas Hooton who on the death of John inherited his property.

DB174/16/20
"Re Ward & Atterbury" Declaration by Mr John Paine as to identity and Issue of Elizabeth Revis covenanted to be produced to William Powell by Indent of Nov 1864. John Paine knew Elizabeth Revis once the wife of Richard Revis late of Olney, who before her marriage was Elizabeth Harris the Daughter of Francis & Rebecca Harris. Elizabeth had 2 children William & John both now deceased.

DB174/16/21
"Re Ward & Atterbury"
Declaration re Rents & Charges in Indentures of 9th & 10th December 1757. "They are now defrayed out of Lands called the Slaunches charged therewith by way on Indemnity by those deeds. Charges are not in arrears; lands now let at rents amounting to £80 pa & upwards. The present owners of which lands is Richard Higgins of Hardingstone, Northants, yeoman and Thomas Brown of NP Innholder & Thomas Tarry of Lathbury, yeoman, Devisees in Trust of the Will of Thomas Pike deceased.
Signed Lucas, Lucas & Powell 10th April 1835

DB174/16/22
Extracts from NP Parish Registers
Elizabeth Perrott buried 25th May 1801
Susanna Perrott buried 31st Oct 1803
Signed James Durham Vicar of NP 1832

DB175/1-29
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
DEEDS TO TICKFORD FIELDS FARM 1807-1918.
INCLUDES FIELD MAP AND IDENTIFICATION OF PRE-ENCLOSURE FIELD NAMES BY HENRY ROSE, FARMWORKER, 1864.

DB175/1 1806-1807
Printed Act of Parliament for the Enclosure of Tickford Field
George Annesley Lord Viscount Valentia is Lord of Manor of NP
Frederick Van Hagen claims to be the Lord of the Manor of Tickford
George Annesley Lord Viscount Valentia, Philip Hoddle Ward, George Renny, Robert Murray Fraser, Charles Chester, Revd Samuel Greatheed, Isaac Henley Hanscomb and others are seized of lands in Tickford Field. They all agree to Inclose the Field.
Their first meeting was held at the Swan Hotel on 29th June 1807.

DB175/2 4th May 1829
Marriage Settlement on marriage of Henry Thomas Atterbury, carrier of Woburn and Mary Paine Osborn of Cranfield, spinster. The trustees were her father was John Paine Osborn of Cranfield, gent, and Thomas Parker the elder and his son Thomas the younger both surgeons of Aspley Guise.
Mary has £1200 in 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities. Henry agrees to purchase an estate in Tickford NP within 6 months to provide Mary with an Annual income.

DB175/3/1 20th January 1837
Demise of Lands at Newport Pagnell for Securing an Annuity of £100 for Mrs Atterbury.

Henry conveys to the Trustees of the marriage Settlement.

Coleman's Hill Close, 7a 28p, together with the Herbage of the Gravel Pit in the said Close formerly in the occupation of William Yates, since of Joseph Litchfield.

Also several Closes of Arable, ley, meadow, pasture and Wood ground called by the several names of Poplar furlong, with the Farmyard, barn, cowhouse, shelter hovel and other buildings thereon, 5a 3r 31p; Hawkins Close, 5a 2r 12p; Great Brook (pasture), 23a 1r 30p; Great Brook (arable), 20a 2r 12p; Kings Spinney, 2r 35p; Hurstway, 20a 14p; Hurstway Long Close, 7a 6p; Deadmans Hill, 6a 34p; Folly Close, 4a 24p; and Lords Close (formerly Assabys Close), 1a 38p, containing together 104a 24p".

All which were part and parcel of the estate purchased by Henry on the 10th Oct 1835 and which are now in the tenure or occupation of Joshua Armstrong.

Trustees to hold for 99 years to allow Henry and his heirs to take the rent from the estate.

DB175/3/2
Memo re the above by John Green he says Henry purchased the estate from Philip Hoddle Ward

DB175/3/3
Surveyors notes on slip of paper re acreage etc

DB175/3/4
Bond Henry to the Trustees

DB175/4/1-3
Inland Revenue Receipts for Legacies on Account of Henry Thomas Atterbury late of Woburn, (HTA) carrier and farmer who died 12th May 1843
Sarah Baker Atterbury Daughter £1500
Mary Atterbury Daughter £1000
Harriet Baker Atterbury the wife
of Edward Rogers Freeman £1000
All legacies were paid with interest on 21st Feb 1844

DB175/5 11th Oct 1850
Mortgage and further charge of £1000
1) Henry Thomas Atterbury of Woburn Farmer, son of HTA deceased
2) Sarah Baker Atterbury and Mary Atterbury, spinsters of Woburn
3) Charles Ward of Maulden, Beds, clerk

Recites DB175/2-3 and a L and RL of 1st and 2nd April 1836 between
1) Joseph Atterbury and Elizabeth his wife
2) HTA the father of HTA
3) John Odell
In which for the consideration mentioned therein,
All that messuage Cottage or tenement with yards, gardens, backside, homestead, outbuildings, and Appurtenances thereto adjoining and belonging lately erected by Joseph Atterbury in Tickford Fields in the parish of NP
Also a plot of land in Mill Field and Middle Field containing 18a 2r 36p bounded by North Crawley Road on N; by the plot or piece of land (next described) on part of the NE and NW; and the 17th allotment of Philip Hoddle Ward on the remaining part of the NE; and on every other part by the 4th allotment to George Renny and RMF, as the same was divided into 4 Closes called Dandy's piece, Parry Furlong, Redland and Barn Close, which plot was allotted by the Commissioners of the Enclosure of Tickford Fields to Sarah Atterbury widow of John Atterbury deceased the father of Joseph

Also another plot being part of an Ancient Enclosure called Long Close containing 1a 1r 13p together with fences etc awarded to Sarah now deceased mother of Joseph Atterbury in lieu of the 11th allotment of the aforesaid enclosure to Philip Hoddle Ward, bounded by Crawley road on the N; by the 11th allotment to Philip Hoddle Ward on the NE; and on every other part by the said plot described above.

Recites an Appointment and RL by Mortgage of the 11th April 1843 by which HTA the father of HTA Mortgaged the above to Charles Ward for £2000. He now borrows a further £1000

DB175/6 11th May 1860
Deed re Power of Attorney may not be to do with Tickford

DB175/7 16th Sept 1864
Declaration by the personal reps of Atterbury that they had not created any Incumbrances to the Tickford Estate

DB175/8 30th Sept 1864
Solemn Declaration by Thomas Paxton in support of the Pedigree of Mrs Freeman, Miss Atterbury and Mrs Elkins as Co-heiresses of their brother HTA deceased.

Thomas knew HTA late of Woburn carrier and farmer who died in 1843 and Mary his first wife (Formerly Mary Elkins). They came to Woburn after their marriage, their 1st child HTS died in 1862 a bachelor, intestate, and their 2nd child John died an infant. They had 3 Daughters Harriet Baker Atterbury who m William Edward Rogers Freeman now of Woburn; Sarah Baker spinster of Woburn; and Mary who m William Wood Elkins of Elkington, Northants farmer and there were no other children.
HTA's 2nd wife Mary Pain Osborn was still living and she had no children.

DB175/9-13 25th Oct 1864
Forms for Succession Duty payable by on the estate of HTS who died 15th Oct 1862 by his 3 sisters.
Estate was a Freehold Farmhouse, farm Buildings, garden, orchard and yards and 217a 0r 14p called Tickford Fields Farm in the occupation of Thomas Armstrong at rent of £400 pa, Also 2 freehold cottages at Sheep Lane, Potsgrove, Beds.
Estate valued at £1200 and they received One undivided third part of £400 each.
Their dates of birth were
Harriet 24th June 1815
Sarah 29th Oct 1816
Mary (now Elkins) 21st Oct 1819

DB175/14 12th Oct 1864
Declaration of Thomas Row as to the death of Mrs Thomas Matthews

DB175/15 18th Oct 1864
Declaration by Henry Rose of NP labourer aged 76 living at the Hospital near the Iron Bridge, NP Gives names of Fields with their pre-enclosure names Good Plan

DB175/16/1 18th Oct 1864
Declaration of John Pearson confirming the death of Thomas Parker the elder, perfumer of Woburn who was one of the Trustees of the marriage settlement of HTA and Mary Paine Osborn

DB175/17
Declaration of James Millard confirming the death in 1841 of John Paine, farmer of Cranfield who was one of the Trustees of the marriage settlement of HTA and Mary Paine Osborn, the Daughter of John

DB175/18
Declaration by Mrs Freeman and Mr Elkins and his wife in support of the death in infancy of HTA deceased

DB175/19 14th Nov 1864
Conveyance for £13000 of a Freehold Estate at Tickford in parish of NP by the heirs (3 Daughters) of HTA to Richard Newman of Harrowden in the parish of Cardington, Beds, farmer.
Property as in previous deeds.
Good Black and White plan as before with same Field numbers and names, also has names of owners of neighbouring properties.

DB175/20 15th Nov 1864
Robert Newman obtains Mortgage of £6000 from Robert Waters and others

DB175/21 15th Nov 1864
Schedule of Deeds and Evidences of Title relating to Tickford Fields Farm compiled by Turnley and Sharman solicitors Bedford.
This lists several bundles of early deeds as "A Bundle cont... old deeds"
(Most of these deeds are in the Bull Collection)

DB175/22 1864
Tickford Fields Farm plan of Fields with Old Names.
(This may be the first draft of DB175/15)

DB175/23/1&2
Printed Particulars of Sale of the Farm by Joseph Goodwin at the Swan Hotel on Wed 27th March 1863. Printed by Green of Woburn, with Plan.

DB175/24 4th Oct 1871
Transfer of Mortgage of £6000 from Robert Walton et al to Alexander Hinton. Endorsement dated 29th Sept 1884 of Assignment of £6000 Mortgage to Philip Butler of Tickford Abbey.

DB175/25/1
Copy of Death certificate of John Foliett Powell of Albion Place, on 9th April 1866

DB175/25/2
Copy of Marriage Certificate of William Pearce, carpenter son of George Pearce, butcher to Elizabeth tooth, bonnet sewer Daughter of James Tooth, butcher. 5th July 1852

DB175/26 1st Oct 1881
Conveyance for £4000
Mrs Elizabeth Newman, Thomas Newman, and Joseph Newman all of Bedfordshire to Philip Butler of the Tickford Farm Estate which is subject to a Mortgage. There is another copy of the plan with this.

DB175/27 Undated Printed Sale particulars of Tickford Abbey and 120a of land

DB175/28 1918
Schedule of Deeds of Tickford Fields Farm, 1829 to 1881, DB 175/26.

DB175/29 1918
Schedule of Deeds of Tickford Abbey Estate commences 5th and 6th Dec 1757.

DB176/1-2
ABSTRACT OF TITLE TO HILL CLOSE, TICKFORD
See DB173 for 1712-1835

DB176/1 24th March 1843
In Pencil "Abstract D" and "Abstract to Hill Close"

1. Pauline Miles Kipling of Stony Stratford, widow sole executrix of Charles Kipling late of Stony Stratford, clerk, decd, who was the sole executrix of Sarah Pearson late of NP, spinster, who was the sole executrix of Robert Pearson late of NP decd.

2. William Harland of Woburn, stationer, the administrator of the goods and chattels of Edmund Goodwin, late of NP, surgeon.

3. Joseph Tame Litchfield, yeoman and Charles Hoddle Kipling of NP,

surgeon the executors of Susannah Harris late of NP widow decd.

4. James Richards of Leicester, gent.

5. Henry Thomas Atterbury of Woburn, carrier
6. John Green of Woburn, gent
7. William Powell, gent

Recites 20th August 1768 by which Thomas Holt mortgaged to Sarah Norton, Henry Wigley Samuel Davenport and Joseph Chambers for a term of 1000 years, 6 Leys containing 3a in Tickford Field. Mortgage was not repaid and on 16th and 17th July 1783 the land was conveyed by

1. Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty
2. Thomas Holt
3. Richard Purratt

Recites that Robert Pearson died 1804 and his Will proved PCC 16.1.1804

And that Sarah Pearson died 1808 and by Will proved 12.7.1808, appointed Charles Kipling and William Lucas as her executors, who proved her Will on the 10.12.1808 in Archdeaconry Court of Buckingham. Recites that William Lucas died in December 1827 leaving Charles as her sole executor. Further recites that by various means the premises became vested in William Purratt of NP since deceased, whose Will of the 23.10.1792 devised to his wife Sukey a house in NP, (not part of these presents) and to Sukey and his sister Elizabeth Purratt the remainder of his estate. (Deeds contains more details of Will)

There are 18 pages of the Abstract Reciting various mortgages of the Tickford Estate. This copy made October 1864.

DB176/2 20th May 1852

Conveyance of a piece of land in Abbey End for £118

1. William Bateman Bull

2. William Powell

All that piece of land containing 1r 13.5p in the occupation of William Powell lately fenced and divided from the remainder of the Close there belonging to by a ditch and watercourse commencing at the Lodge Gates there and which piece of land is coloured red on the plan in the deed.

Endorsed 14.1.1865 with RL of Right of Dower by William Bateman Bull and Anne his wife to William Powell.

DB177/1-11
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
DEEDS 1881-1918
WITH ESTATE MAP AND SCHEDULE OF ESTATE ETC

DB177/1 1st March 1881
Conveyance of the Tickford Abbey Estate upon the Trusts of a Settlement dated 23rd May 1854
1) Colonel John St Leger & others (the trustees)
2) Chas Magniac, Esq., MP & Colonel Arthur Sissons Cooper, CB

Recites a Marriage Settlement of 4th Sept 1823 between
1) Margaret Elizabeth Oliver Massey (then M.E.Massey Jackson)
2) Richard Mansell Oliver Massey (then Richard Mansell Oliver)
3) Chas Aldridge, Nathaniel Barton, William Fowle & George Colin Oliver, (the trustees)
Property in Chester and all other property to which Margaret is entitled is Conveyed to the trustees.
Recites subsequent deeds in which sums of money are conveyed to the trustees to be invested into an estate, manors, messuages etc to be an Estate of Inheritance in fee simple.

Also that Richard and Margaret had 3 children Augustus Shakespeare Oliver Massey who died Aug 1865 unmarried, Emily who died 1830 unmarried, and Madeline Elizabeth Bagot Chester, (she m Thomas Bowen Sheriff). Richard died 15th Sept 1870 and Margaret 31st Oct 1878.

Now the surviving trustees convey "All that messuage or manor house of the Abbey or Priory of Tickford situate in the parishes of NP and Chicheley, with the Park thereto and all the other lands etc"

Property detailed in following Schedules, numbers relate to map DB177/2&3.

THE FIRST SCHEDULE

No Name or Description Quality Quantity
A R P
1 The Mansion House & Gardens Pasture
2 2 25
2 The Park Pasture
39  2 30
3 Castle Meadow East
"
5  3 33
4 Castle Meadow West 
"
1  2 30
5 Chicheley Meadow
"
9  0 13
6 Potters Close
"
7  2  3
7 Clay Lane Close & Green
"
4  2  0
8 Elm Close
"
2  1 16
9 Spittle Leys 
"
3  1 18
10 Clapper Leys
Arable
12  0 16
11 Brook Furlong
"
14  3 28
12 Ravens Hill 
"
5  3 32
13 Bailiff's Lodge & garden
1 36
14  London Road Lodge Cottages & garden
0 24
15 Priory Street Lodge & garden
1 15
16 River length 7 furlongs
5  2 20

All which hereditaments were Conveyed to the said Colonel Oliver, John St Leger, Benjamin Green Lake & Charles Temple Stuart Henry Morgan by indenture of 4th Sept 1867

THE SECOND SCHEDULE

No Name or Description Quality Quantity A  R  P
17

Garden & ground at Abbey End & Cottage erected thereon 

0  3 34
18 A small piece of garden ground -  -  -
19 The Bully -  - 38
20, 21, & 23

Cottages & garden ground at Abbey End & pasture & garden ground adjoining 

2  0  0
23 Tickford Bridge Close -  - 11

All which hereditaments were conveyed to the said Colonel Oliver, John St Leger, Benjamin Green Lake & Charles Temple Stuart Henry Morgan by indenture of 5th Sept 1867

THE THIRD SCHEDULE

A Close of pasture ground at Tickford End with an entrance thereto near Tickford Bridge, bounded on the N by Castle Meadow and the road from Tickford End; on the S by Vicarage Close; on the E by a Close in the occupation of William Harris; & on the W by premises of J... W.... Bull & others containing in the whole 1a together with the road leading through Castle Meadow.

All which hereditaments were conveyed to the said Colonel Oliver, John St Leger, Benjamin Green Lake & Charles Temple Stuart Henry Morgan by indenture of 9th Jan 1871.

THE FOURTH SCHEDULE

All that Slip or piece of Garden ground in Abbey End bounded on the N & part of the E by Tickford Abbey Estate; on the other part of the E by premises now belonging to William Pearce; on the S by premises belonging to George Faulkner. And all that yard or piece of ground situate in Abbey End lying between land belonging to David Morris and the Tickford Abbey Estate.
All which hereditaments were conveyed to the said Colonel Oliver, John St Leger, Benjamin Green Lake & Charles Temple Stuart Henry Morgan by indenture of 8th Sept 1871.

THE FIFTH SCHEDULE

The Priory Close containing 2a 1r 10p conveyed as above on the 1st December 1871

DB177/2&3
Two copies on tracing linen of map of the estate, numbers on map relate to Schedules above.

DB177/4 25th March 1881
Conveyance of the Tickford Abbey Estate for £16000, to have and to hold forever.
1) Chas Magniac, Esq., MP & Colonel Arthur Sissons Cooper, CB
2) Philip Butler, esq of 40 Queens Gate terrace, Kensington, Middlesex

The Abbey, Royalty of Free Fishery from the Tickford Bridge down the river Lovat between part of the town of NP & Castle Meadow and part of a piece of ground formerly called Dovecote Close now Hill Close, and from the North Bridge down to the Lovat, then down the Ouse to Hay Mead and then to Ray Meadow

Land conveyed is that in Schedules 1,2, & 3, Field 26 is marked A, in Schedule 4 25 is marked B and in Schedule 5 24 s marked C.
A copy of the same plan is bound with the deed.

DB177/5 26th March 1881
Philip Butler mortgages the estate to Colonel Charles Townely of Mattingly Lodge Winchfield, Hants & Alexander William Grant Thorold of Great Grimsby, Lincs esq for £10,500.

DB177/6 25th March 1881
Trustees to Butler Assignment of Covenant of Indemnity against Fee Farm Rent & Quit Rent, and Covenant by Col Chester by way of Collateral Security

DB177/7 25th March 1881
Covenant of Indemnity against Annuities charged by the Will of the late R.M.O.Massey, esq

DB177/8 25th March 1881
Covenant for production of Deeds commences with DB 177/1

DB177/9 3rd Jan 1885
See DB377/53 Will of Joseph Tame Litchfield (DB377/223)
Conveyance of piece of garden ground for £200
1) George Harris, labourer & Thomas Harris of Bedford, fitter
2) Philip Butler
Recites that William Harris deceased by his Will of 26th Dec 1856 left a freehold Messuage & garden ground in Abbey End, which he purchased of the Devisees in the Will of Joseph Tame Litchfield, to his sons George and Thomas as trustees to pay the income to his wife Ann Harris and after her death then to sell it. They now convey part of the garden (coloured pink on plan on deed) it is divided from the remainder of the garden on the S by a straight line commencing at the corner of a plot belonging to Mr James Price Coles and marked B on plan, running to a point in a corner marked A, adjoining to other and of Philip Butler and the ground to be conveyed is bounded on all other side by land of Butler.
Witnesses: Alfred Nicholson, clerk to Mr C.W.Powell, solicitor NP.

DB177/10 23rd Feb 1897
Transfer of Mortgage Thorold to others

DB177/11 8th November 1918
Agreement for Sale of Tickford Abbey by Alfred Bullard of Tykeford Lodge, Land Agent to Sarah Ann Ward the wife of William Ward of Maple Lodge, 8, Park Road, Dulwich, Surrey, gent £3500.
Purchase to be completed on 11th Dec 1918 at Bull's offices at NP.


DB179/1
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
SCANNED COPY OF
SALE CATALOGUE OF THE TICKFORD ESTATE 11TH SEPTEMBER 1929

AT VERY LOW RESERVES.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Close to Station. Hunting. Fishing. Golf.

ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

of the
DELIGHTFUL SMALL RESIDENTIAL ESTATE
known as

TICKFORD ABBEY

Newport Pagnell, Bucks

Comprising the INTERESTING AND HISTORIC MEDIUM-SIZED
STONE-BUILT HOUSE with all MODERN CONVENIENCES.
USEFUL RANGE of STABLING and GARAGES, KITCHEN and
PLEASURE GARDENS, extending in all to about 5 ACRES, which
will be offered at an UPSET PRICE OF £4.000.

Also a WELL-WATERED GRAZING FARM of about 65 ACRES.
TWO LODGES. TWO COTTAGES.
MANY FINE BUILDING SITES.
Extending in all to about
93 ACRES.

Which Messrs.

ALEXANDER KING & GOULD

Will Sell by Auction as a Whole or in Lots, at
The Swan Hotel, Newport Pagnell,
On WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11th, 1929,
At 4 p.m. precisely (unless sold by Private Treaty meanwhile).

Illustrated Particulars with Plan can be obtained from the Solicitors,

Messrs. CLAYHILLS, SON & FEETHAM, 3 Coniscliffe Road,

Darlington ; or from the Auctioneers, Messrs. ALEXANDER KING &

GOULD, at their Offices,

Gerrard 6408 & 6409. 57, Conduit Street, London, W.I.


Particulars.

LOT 1.
(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

To be offered at the very low Upset Price of

£4,000

THE RESIDENCE

which is approached by two drives leading from the main London Road, stands back about a quarter-of-a-mile from the latter. It lies In most beautiful surrounding's bounded on one side by the River Ouse and is a most interesting old structure substantially built of stone and partly creeper-clad, occupying a site of an ancient Priory, of which it still retains many interesting- features (vide Historical Note on page 2). The House faces South-West, and although on the out-skirts of the town, has an open view on all sides with a particularly pleasing view to the South-West along the lie of the River with the dignified old Church standing on an eminence in the distance.

THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:—

ON THE GROUND FLOOR :

Staircase Hall

about 40ft. by 26ft., with fine old arches, open fireplaces and radiator.

Library

(S.W. and S.), about 21ft.6in. by l9ft. 3in. (including bay), fitted with

tiled hearth and stove and bookcase in recess. This room communicates with a

Billiards Room

(S.W.), about 28ft.by 23ft., fitted with stove and brick-paved fireplace and oak overmantel, and having a beamed ceiling.
This room is heated by pipes and has a platform for lounge at one end. A W.C. and Lavatory communicate with door leading to the Stable Yard

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Drawing Room

28ft.by l5ft. 8in., with tiled hearth and fireplace, and communicating with

Ante Drawing Room

(S.W. and N.W.), 23ft. by 18ft. 6in., with tiled hearth and fireplace.

Dining Room

(N.W.), 33ft. by 18ft., with stone hearth and mantel and fitted with a pitch pine overmantel and panelled ceiling.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR, approached by a stone and iron balustraded Principal Staircase giving access to

Six Principal Bedrooms

measuring respectively 19ft. 8in. by 15ft., 15ft. 3in. by 11ft. 4in.,

27ft. 3in. by 15ft. 6in., l7ft. lOin. by 16ft. 8in., 14ft.by lOft.,

and 15ft. lOin. by 15ft. 2in.

Bathroom

15ft.6in. by 15ft., fitted with porcelain enamelled bath and lavatory

basin, h. and c. water being laid on to both, and also having large

cupboard. W.C.

HOUSEMAIDS' CUPBOARD.

LINEN ROOM, 19ft. by 12ft. 6in., fitted with spacious cupboards,

fireplace, bath and sink, to both of which hot and cold water is laid on. BOXROOM.

LARGE CUPBOARD On landing and SECONDARY STAIRCASE leading from Offices.

ON THE SECOND FLOOR:

Seven Secondary Bedrooms

five of which measure respectively 15ft. lOin. by 12ft. lOin., 16ft. 9in. by l3ft. 6in., 15ft. 3in. by 12ft. 9in., 19ft. 6in. by 15ft. 3in., and 16ft. by 16ft., each of which is fitted with a fireplace.

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Bathroom
with bath (h. and c.), wash-basin (h. and c.), and W.C.

The Domestic Offices
are on the ground floor and comprise:—

KITCHEN fitted with Califont hot water circulator. SCULLERY with hot, cold and soft water laid on to sink. SERVANTS' HALL, 16ft. 6in. by l3ft. 6in,, with serving hatch to Billiards Room. BUTLER'S PANTRY, fitted with fireplace and sink (h. and c.) and leading by a staircase to BUTLER'S BEDROOM, 18ft. 6in. by .l2ft. 3in. over. W.C. LARGE LARDER and SERVANTS* W.C. Off the Hall is a WINE CELLAR.

The Outoffices

include DAIRY With FOOTMAN'S ROOM Over, KNIFE AND BOOT HOUSES,

MEAT OR GAME LARDERS and STORE SHED. W.C.

The Stabling and Outbuildings

are built of brick and slated roof, and comprise:—

8 LOOSE BOXES With iron fittings. WASHING Box fitted with copper. HARNESS ROOM With matchboarded walls. GARAGE, for 2 or 3 cars, fitted with inspection pit and THREE ROOMS OVER.

ANOTHER RANGE OF BRICK AND TIMBERED AND SLATED BUILDINGS consisting of:—

POULTRY HOUSES With wire enclosed run,, RANGE OF GARAGES for 3 cars, 2 PIGGERIES, W.C. Adjacent are 2 SETS OF BRICK PITS, POTTING SHED, IMPLEMENT SHED, IMPLEMENT HOUSE AND POTTING SHED and OFFICE FOR GARDENER.

ELECTRIC LIGHT AND GAS.

COMPANY WATER. MAIN DRAINAGE.

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The Pleasure Grounds

contain some fine ornamental forest trees, including a special cedar. There is a ROSE GARDEN bounded on one side by a wide herbaceous border and spacious lawns studded with choice conifers and flower beds, also a CHARMING FORMAL GARDEN.

A quaint substantially built BRICK AND TILED SUMMERHOUSE is placed upon the bank of the river, which bounds the grounds, and from which FISHING can be enjoyed.

Situate at the back of the Abbey are:—

A WALLED KITCHEN GARDEN in which are 3 GLASSHOUSES (two of which are heated), 2 FORCING FRAMES, and a SMALL ORCHARD.

In the Grounds is an INTERESTING OLD VAULT, and also AN OBELISK, extending- in all to

About 5 and three-quarter Acres.

NOTE.—The exclusive rights of about three-quarters of a mile of FISHING from both banks of the river are included in this Lot, also A SMALL ISLAND.

LOT 2.

(Coloured Yellow on Plan.)

The South Lodge

A Brick-Built Cottage

in good repair, containing ONE LIVING ROOM downstairs together with KITCHEN adjoining, and 2 BEDROOMS over. GAS, WATER And MAIN DRAINS Are connected. A strip of land is included in this Lot suitable for a garden, and extends from the Lodge gate up the drive to a distance of about 325 feet, and having a depth for the greater part of this distance of about 50 feet. ELECTRIC LIGHT is available, the area being slightly over

One-Quarter of an Acre.

and at present let on a weekly tenancy to Mr. H. Frost at a rental of 7s. per week exclusive.

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LOT 3.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

The Gardener's Cottage

A Very Well-Built Brick and Slate House

in excellent condition, containing 3 Rooms downstairs, 3 Rooms upstairs and Coal and Wood Shed outside. Gas, main water and drainage are connected. Electric light available. The grounds consist of a very good walled Kitchen Garden situated in a valuable position adjoining large works, and having a portion of its frontage to Southampton Terrace. There is a range of Glasshouses which include heated Vinery and Tomato House. The grounds extend on to Priory Street, where there is a valuable frontage of about 180 feet suitable for building. There is a well and pump situated at the rear of the house, the area being over

Half-an-Acre.

LOT 4.

(Coloured Yellow on Plan.)

The North Lodge

Another Brick-Built Cottage

containing SITTING ROOM and KITCHEN downstairs, with TWO BEDROOMS over. MAIN WATER and GAS are laid on. ELECTRIC LIGHT IS AVAILABLE. There is a GARDEN of considerable size having a road frontage of about 90 feet, the area being about

One-Quarter of an Acre.

and let to Mr. H. C. Cummings at 4s. per week exclusive.

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SEVERAL FINE BUILDING SITES.

Main services are in the roads adjoining many plots and are easily accessible for the remaining plots.

LOT 5.

(Coloured Yellow on Plan.)

A Desirable Building Site

situated on a well timbered piece of land in a rural position, with 36 feet frontage to the road, widening to 150 feet at the back) and extending to a depth of about 120 feet, the area being nearly

Half-an-Acre.

LOT 6.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
but having100 feet frontage to the road and at the back, and an average depth of about 210 feet, the area being nearly

Half-an-Acre.

LOT 7.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
but with an average depth of about 170 feet, the area being over

One-Quarter of an Acre.

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LOT 8.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

but having a frontage to the road of about 300 feet, and converging to a point about 180 feet from the road at its widest, the area being" over

One-Quarter of an Acre.

LOT 9.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

but having a depth of about 140 feet, the area being- over One-Quarter of an Acre.

LOT 10.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
having 100 feet frontage at the front and back and an average depth of about 160 feet, the area being well over

One-Quarter of an Acre.

LOT II.

(Coloured Yellow on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
the area being" well over

One-Quarter of an Acre.

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LOT 12.
(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
the area being well over

One-Quarter of an Acre.

LOT 13.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
but narrowing down to about 53 feet at the back, the area being well over

One-Quarter of an Acre.

LOT 14.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)
A Particularly Attractive Building Site

with a road frontage of about 100 feet and an average depth of about 165 feet, with an uninterrupted view towards the river in one direction and the gardens with the stately Abbey in another, the area being-well over

One-Quarter of an Acre.

LOT 15.

(Coloured Yellow on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
the area being over

One-Quarter of an Acre.

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LOT 16.

(Coloured Yellow OH Plan.)

An Excellent Grazing or Rearing Farm
consisting- of 5 WELL WATERED PASTURE FIELDS in good heart, 4 of which have access to running- water.

The very excellent well built range of Farm Building's, approached by a private road, include :—
A 3-bay brick and tiled open Horse Shed.
A 3-bay Implement Shed.
A Cow House with stone floor.
A Range of 6 Pigstyes.
Mixing- Room with stone floor, containing copper and water pump.
A Cow Shed with 10 tie-ups.
Store Room adjoining with Granary over.
A further Cow Shed with 10 tie-ups.
Most of the above buildings form three sides of an open Yard.

The Farm is particularly valuable in view of its nearness to the town, which has a weekly market. It should considerably increase in value as the remainder of the Estate becomes developed, the area being about

65and a Half- Acres.

Let until 30th December, 1929, on a Grazing- Tenancy to Mr. Jack Bunker at a rental of £~i66 per annum.
The portion of this Lot which is in the Parish of Chicheley is subject to a Tithe of 9s. per annum.

LOT 17.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Picturesque Brick and Tiled Cottage
containing- 2 Rooms downstairs and 2 Rooms upstairs, with brick shed adjoining- and having- main water. The Garden extends to about
One-Third of an Acre.
At present let on a weekly tenancy to Mr. A. C. Page at 6s. per week exclusive.

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LOT 18.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

An Attractive Building Site

situated off the main road in a quiet isolated field, having a road frontage of 60 feet and extending to an average depth of about 150 feet, and an area of slightly under

One-Quarter of an Acre.

LOT 19.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
but having a 50 feet road frontage.

LOT 20.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 21.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 22

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 23.
(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

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LOT 24.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 25.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 26.
(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 27.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 28.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

An Elevated Site

situated in a commanding position on high ground, having entirely uninterrupted views of the countryside and extending down the hill from a depth of about 275 feet to the roadway. It also has an entrance from the main road, the area being about

Half-an-Acre.

LOT 29.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

An Elevated Site
having a road frontage of about 160 feet decreasing to about 100 feet at the rear, the area being over

Three-Quarters of an Acre.

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LOT 30.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

but having a road, frontage of about 100 feet and an area of nearly

Three-Quarters of an Acre.

LOT 31.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 32.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 33.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot

LOT 34.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

Another Desirable Site
with a similar road frontage and extending to a mean depth of about 236 feet, the area being over

Half an-Acre.

LOT 35.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
but having a mean depth of just over 400 feet, and an area of nearly

Three-Quarters of an Acre.

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LOT 36.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
but having a mean depth of about 390 feet, and an area of nearly

Three-Quarters of an Acre.

LOT 37.

(Coloured Pink on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
but having a mean depth of about 350 feet, and an area of well over

Half-an-Acre.

LOT 38.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

A Similar Lot
but having a mean depth of about 300 feet, and an area of over

Half-an-Acre.

LOT 39.

(Coloured Green on Plan.)

Castle Meadow

A Valuable Accommodation and Grazing Field

adjoining the town and the River Ouse, to which it is has a frontage of about 1,300 feet. There is direct access to the main road close to Tickford Bridge, and extending to an area of about

8 Acres.

and let to Mr. J. Bunker until 30th December, 1929, on a Grazing-Tenancy at a rental of £30 per annum.

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DB179/2

BUCKS

On the outskirts of the Town, and within one mile of the station of Newport Pagnell, 5 miles from Wolverton Junction, on the main line of the L.& N.W. Railway, and 12 miles from Bedford.

Particulars, Plan, View and Conditions of Sale

OF THE

VALUABLE SPORTING AND

RESIDENTIAL FREEHOLD ESTATE

TICKFORD ABBEY

Near NEWPORT PAGNELL,

comprising an interesting and picturesque old-fashioned stone built Residence, containing 5 Reception Rooms, Billiard Room, 14 Bed and Dressing Rooms, 2 Bathrooms and Offices, standing in a finely-timbered Park and Pleasure Grounds, bounded on one side by the River Ouse, and including Garage and Stabling for 8, a fully equipped Agricultural Holding and several Cottages, the whole extending to an area of

340a. 2r. 19p.

affording good Shooting and Coarse Fishing.

Which will be sold by auction by

Messrs. KNIGHT, FRANK & RUTLEY

(SIR HOWARD G. FRANK JOHN FREDERICK KNIGHT)

AS A WHOLE OR IN TWO LOTS

At the Estate Room, 2 0, Hanover Square, London, W.,

on Tuesday, 28th May, 1918, at 2.50 o'clock

(unless sold privately in the meantime).

Solicitors Messrs. WILLIAMS & JAMES, Norfolk House, Thames Embankment, W.C.2. Land Agents Messrs. DURHAM, GOTTO Q SAMUEL, 42, Mill Street, Bedford. Auctioneers -Messrs. KNIGHT, FRANK & RUTLEY, 20, Hanover Square, London, W. 1.

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particulars

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NOTE;—The Property will first be offered as a whole, and if not sold in that manner will then be submitted in the two following Lots,

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THE Property in its entirety forms a very desirable RESIDENTIAL and AGRICULTURAL ESTATE, conveniently situated on the southern outskirts of the Town of Newport Pagnell, with its Station on a branch of the London Q North Western Railway, while Wolverton Station, on the Main Line, is about 5 miles distant,

It comprises an area of about
340a. 2r 19p.

with an attractive Residence, surrounded by a finely timbered Park and bounded by the River Ouse.

There is a capital Farm House with the necessary Outbuildings and Two Cottages.

The Property affords good Shooting and Coarse Fishing. The Whaddon Chase, Grafton, and Oakley Foxhounds hunt the neighbourhood, where the North Bucks Otter Hounds have their headquarters, and there is a Golf Links within a distance of one mile.

It has been specially divided into the two following Lots:—

No of lot

Description

Quantity

Rental value

a. r. p.

£  s  d

1

Tickford Abbey with Parklands

95  1  18

453  17  0

2

Tickfordfields Farm

245  1  1

302  11  0

Total

340  2  19

£756  8  0

LANDLORD'S OUTGOINGS

Tithe (1917 value)
£ 0 7s. 7d.
Land Tax
£ 0 17s.7d
Lands Improvement Charge
£17 19s 8d

Terminating in 1941

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LOT 1

TICKFORD ABBEY

is situated mainly in the Parish of and adjoining the Town of Newport Pagnell, with a station on the branch line from Wolverton Station, and about 8 miles from the main line junction of the London Q North Western Railway at Bletchley, from which London is reached in one hour by a first-class service of express trains, and whence most convenient connection is obtainable for access to the North and all parts, Bedford, on the main line of the Midland Railway, 12 miles distant by road, and Northampton, on the main L. Q N. W, line, are also easily accessible. There are capital shops, an interesting old Church, Post and

Telegraph Offices, and all conveniences in the adjoining town,

SUMMARY OF LOT 1

Description

Tenant

Area

Rental   Value

Remarks

a.   r.   p.

£        s.   d

Tickford Abbey with Sporting

In Hand

5   0   4

200    0   0

At present in occ of W.A.V.D

Parklands etc

Messrs Duncombe and Son

79    1    4

160    0   0

Apportioned, Yearly, Michaelmass  Tenancy

Castle Meadow

Mr Wood

8    3   15

30    0    0

Yearly Lady Day Tenancy

Bowling Green

Mr G. Salmons

0    3   20

4    0    0

On lease for 7,10,12 or 14 years

Kitchen Garden

Mr G Salmons

0    2  38

10    0    0

Quarterly tenancy, landlord pays rates

Gardener’s Cottage and Garden

Mr Knight

0    1  31

15    0    0

Monthly

Lodge

Ditto

Mr Middleweek    Mrs Mapley

0    0   3

0    0  11

9    2    0

6   10    0

Ditto

Weekly

Three Cottages

Mrs Ingram

Nurse Eastwood

Thomas Meadows

0    0  12

6   10    0

4   19   0

7   11    0

Quarterly

Monthly

Quarterly

TOTAL

95     1  1


£453 17     0


LANDLORD’S OUTGOINGS

Tithe (1917 Value) £0 7s 7d Land Tax £0 17s 7d

THE RESIDENCE

is a picturesque and interesting old structure substantially built of stone and partly creeper clad, occupying the site of an ancient Priory and surrounded by a finely-timbered Park and Pleasure Grounds of about 50 acres, bounded on one side by the River Ouse. The approach is by a long carriage drive, at entrance to which is a brick and slated Lodge, containing 4 rooms and outoffices, and which leads to the South-west front, on which side the house is entered. There is also a secondary drive leading from Priory Street, at the entrance to which is another Lodge built of brick and slated and containing Four Rooms and a Scullery.

On the Ground Floor the accommodation comprises:—

STAIRCASE HALL

40 feet by 26 feet in the widest part, fitted with open fireplace and radiator and communicating with a Wine Cellar

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LIBRARY

(South-West and South) 21 feet 6 inches by 19 feet 5 inches (including bay) fitted with tiled hearth and stove and bookcases in recess at either side of fireplace. This room communicates with a

BILLIARD ROOM

(South-West) 28 feet by 25 feet, fitted with stove and brick-paved fireplace and oak overmantel and having a beamed ceiling. This room is heated by pipes and has a platform for lounge at one end.

A W.C. and Lavatory communicate, with door leading to the stable yard.

DRAWING ROOM

28 feet by 15 feet 8 inches, with tiled hearth and fireplace and communicating with

ANTE DRAWING ROOM

(South-West and North-West), 25 feet 6 inches by 18 feet 6 inches, with tiled hearth and fireplace

DINING ROOM

(North-West), 35 feet by 18 feet, with stone hearth and mantel and fitted with a pitch pine overmantel and panelled ceiling.

The First Floor is approached by a stone and iron balustraded Principal Staircase giving access to

SIX PRINCIPAL BEDROOMS

measuring respectively 19 feet 8 inches by 15 feet, 15 feet 5 inches by II feet 4 inches, 27 feet 5 inches by 15 feet 6 inches, 17 feet 10 inches by 16 feet 8 inches, 14 feet by 10 feet, and 15 feet 10 inches by 15 feet 2 inches.

BATHROOM, 15 feet 6 inches by 15 feet, fitted with porcelain enamelled Bath and Lavatory Basin, hot and cold water being laid on to both, and also having a large Cupboard. W.C

HOUSEMAID'S CUPBOARD.

LINEN ROOM, 19 feet by 12 feet 6 inches, fitted with spacious Cupboards, fireplace, Bath and Sink, to both of which hot and cold water is laid on. In this room is also a hot water cylinder and towel airer heated by the kitchen range.

Large Cupboard on landing and a Secondary Staircase leading from the offices.

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On the Second Floor are ;—

SEVEN SECONDARY BEDROOMS

five of which measure respectively 15 feet 10 inches by 12 feet 10 inches, 15 feet 9 inches by 15 feet 6 inches, 15 feet 5 inches by 12 feet 9 inches, 19 feet 6 inches by 15 feet 5 inches, and 16 feet by 16 feet, each of which is fitted with a fireplace,

Housemaid's Cupboard fitted with Sink (h. and c.) and W,C.

THE DOMESTIC OFFICES

are on the Ground Floor and comprise;—KITCHEN, fitted with kitchener, SCULLERY, with hot, cold and soft water laid on to sink, SERVANTS' HALL, 16 feet 6 inches by 15 feet 6 inches, with serving hatch to Billiard Room. BUTLER'S PANTRY, fitted with fireplace and sink (h, and c.) and leading by a staircase to BUTLER'S BEDROOM, 18 feet 6 inches by 12 feet 5 inches over same. W.C.

THE OUT OFFICES include Larder with Footman's Room over, Knife and Boot Houses,

Meat or Game Larder, and Store Shed.

THE STABLING AND OUTBUILDINGS

are built of brick with slated roof and comprise 8 Loose Boxes with iron fittings, Washing Box fitted with copper. Harness Room with matchboarded walls, Garage for 2 or 5 cars, fitted with inspection pit, and 5 rooms over.

Another range of brick and timbered and slated buildings consists of Poultry Houses with wire enclosed run, Cowhouse for several cows, two Piggeries, W.C. Adjacent are 2 sets of brick pits, potting shed, implement house and potting shed and office for gardener.

THE PLEASURE GROUNDS

contain some fine ornamental forest trees including a splendid cedar. There is a rose garden bounded on one side by a wide herbaceous border and spacious lawns studded with choice conifers and flower beds. A quaint substantially-built brick and tiled Summer House is placed upon the bank of the river, which bounds the grounds and from which fishing can be enjoyed.

Situate at the back of the Abbey are a walled Kitchen Garden in which are 5 Glass Houses, two of which are heated, and a small Orchard.

Adjoining the Lodge in Priory Street is another Kitchen Garden. There are also two others, in one of which is the Gardener's Cottage built of brick and slated and containing Six Rooms and a Scullery. Gas and water are laid on to this Cottage and water may also be obtained, from a well near, by a pump. In the same garden are a Heated Vinery and Tomato House. The principal garden is enclosed on three sides by a high wall and on the fourth by a thick hedge.

There is also a well laid out Bowling Green in Castle Meadow (555 on Plan).

NOTE.—Messrs. Salmons and Sons pay an acknowledgment of 5/- a year in respect of windows overlooking the kitchen garden and they

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Situate on the opposite side of the main Carriage Drive and known respectively as Nos. 65, 65 and 69 Tickford Street are Three brick and slated COTTAGES, each containing Four Rooms. Water is laid on from the Town Mains and the drainage is connected with the main sewerage system.

Hunting with the Oakley, Whaddon Chase and Grafton Foxhounds, also Otter Hunting with the North Bucks Hounds.

Golf Links one mile distant.

Fishing (exclusive right) in the River Ouse for a distance of about three-quarters of a mile from both banks.

Shooting of a good mixed character can be enjoyed over the estate.

SCHEDULE OF LOT 1

No on 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey

Description

Occupier

Area

Total Area

A    r    p

A    r    p

PARISH OF NEWPORT PAGNELL


357

The Abbey and Grounds

In Hand

 4    2    2

362

Island

Do.

 0    0   14

Pt 295

Pt of Carriage Drive, Cottage, etc

Do.

 0    1   28

 5   0   4

Pt 295

Cottage Garden

Mr. Knight

 0    1   31

 0   1  31

Pt 295

Lodge

Mrs. Mapley

 0    0   11

 0   0  11

258

Pasture The Park

John Duncombe and Son

42    1    1

266

Yard and Building

Do    

 0    1   16

361

Spinney

Do

 0    0   31

360

Do

Do

 0    0   22

359

Meadow

Do

 1    1   22

358

Pasture

Do

 9    2   34

257

Spinney and Arable

Do

17    3   18

255

Pasture

Do

 0    0   17

72   0  36


PARISH OF CHICHELEY

  2

Meadow

John Duncombe and Son

 7    0    8

 7   0   8


PARISH OF NEWPORT PAGNELL

355&356

Pasture

Mr. Wood

 8    3   15

 8   3   15

355

Bowling Green

Bowling Club

 0    3   20

 0   3   20

Pt 295

Kitchen Garden

Mr. Salmons

 0    2   38

 0   2   38

Pt 284

Cottage and Garden

Mrs. Ingram

 0    0    3

 0   0    3

Pt 295

Lodge, 2 cottages and gardens

Mr. Middleweek, Nurse Eastwood, Thomas Meadows  

 0    0   12

 0   0   12

Total Acreage

95   1   18

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LOT 2

A SUPERIOR AGRICULTURAL HOLDING

KNOWN AS

TICKFORDFIELDS FARM

situate about one mile south of the Town of Newport Pagnell, and conveniently intersected by the public road leading thence to North Crawley,

It embraces an area of about

245 ACRES

of excellent Pasture and Arable Land and producing a rental of

£302 6s. 0d

Description

Tenant

Area

Rental

Remarks

Tickfordfields Farm

Messrs Duncombe and son

A    r    p
242   0   17

£    s    d
290   0   0

Apportioned  Yearly Michaelmass Tenancy

Accommodation Land

Mr J. Robinson

3    0   14

6    16   0

Yearly Michaelmass

Two Gardens

Various

0    0    10

0    10    0

Apportioned Tenancy Estimated

Shooting

In Hand

-

5    0    0

Right of Way

Guardians of the Poor

-

0    5    0

Total 245   1    1

£302   11    0


LANDLORD'S OUTGOINGS.

Lands Improvement Charge - " " £17 9s. 8d.

Terminating in 1941.

TICKFORDFIELDS FARM

comprises a convenient FARM HOUSE, substantially erected of brick, with partly slated and tiled roof, and containing; - On Ground Floor; Parlour, Dining Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Bathroom and W.C, Dairy and Outside Wash-house and on First Floor;—5 Bedrooms, I Attic,

There is an old-fashioned Flower Garden adjoining. Water is laid on from the Town Mains to the House, Cottage and Buildings

8


THE FARM BUILDINGS

include timber and tiled Stable of 5 Loose Boxes for Nags, Coach-house, 2 Calf Boxes with yard, brick and slated Engine House, Loose Box, Range of timber and tiled Cow House with open shed, 5 Piggeries, Cowhouse for 40 Cows, Mixing Room, Chaff House and Corn Room, and a brick and tiled Cottage of 6 rooms, with Cooling House below, and Carpenter's Shop or Trap House at back with Loft over.

Another detached RANGE OF BUILDINGS comprise a brick and slated Stable for 6 Horses, 2 open Yards, each with Hovel, a stone and slated Bullock hovel, large timbered Barn with slated roof and a Rickyard.

An additional RANGE OF BUILDINGS known as

ABBEY FIELD BUILDINGS

includes 2 brick and slated Hovels and a thatched and timbered Hovel, 2 thatched and timbered Loose Boxes, a timber and iron Barn, Boiling House and Loft over, the whole enclosing a yard,

No, 267 on Plan is CLAY LANE COTTAGE, built of brick and tiled, and containing 4 rooms, let with Tickfordfields Farm, Adjoining are 5 small pieces of Garden, No. Pt. 267 on Plan, let to cottage tenants.

SCHEDULE OF LOT 2.

No on 2nd Edition OS .

Description.

Occupier.

Area.

A   r  p

Total

A   r   p  p.

 

PARISH OF

NEWPORT PAGNELL.

 

 

152

Arable ...

John Duncombe & Son

4  3 37

 

Pt. 267

Cottage and Garden

Do.

do.

0  1  0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

259,260,  264,263

Pasture

Do.

do.

12 3 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

265 Pasture ... Do. do. ... ...  
14 3 28
253 Pasture ... Do. do. ... ... 
2 3 30

 

 

 

 

261, 262  133

Pasture ... ... ... ... Do.

do. ... ...        19 1 29

 

213

Yard Buildings and Arable ...

Do.

do.

27  3  9

 

252

Arable ...

Do.

do. ... ...

10  3 17

 

251

Pasture

Do.

do.

10  1 28

 

248

Pasture

Do.

do.

27  1 27

 

245

Pasture ...

Do.

do.

8   2 19

 

217

Arable ...

do.

do.

8   0 24

 

206

Arable ... ... ... ...

Do.

do.

11  0  9

 

207

Pasture ...

Do.

do.

 4  1 21

 

208

Dwelling House, Farm Buildings, etc. ...

Do.

do.

 1  0 30

 

211

Road

Do.

do.

 0  0 31

 

210

Orchard, etc.

Do.

do.

 1  1  1

 

209

Pasture

Do.

do.

 2  1 23

 

214

Pasture ...

Do.

do.

30  1 37

 

203

Spinney ...

Do.

do.

 0  0 31

 

215

Arable

Do.

do.

27  0  1

 

216

Arable ...

Do.

do.

15  1 12

 

 

 

 

 

—.— -... ----.-

242  0 17

134

Pasture ...

Joseph

Robinson

 3  0 14

  3  0 14

Pt. 267

Gardens ...

Mr. Meadows and  Mr. Middleweek

 0  0 10

  0  0 10

 

 

 

Total Acreage

245  1  1


DB180-184
THE MANOR OF CALDECOTE

DB180/1-11
DEEDS RELATING TO LANDS IN CALDECOTE 1759-1861
WILL OF WILLIAM LUCAS 1828, (INCLUDES PROPERTY IN NP),
CONVEYANCE OF HIS ESTATE IN CALDECOTE 1842, WITH A PLAN OF CALDECOTE FARM

(There are odd deeds to lands property and lands in NP)
DB180/1
19th September 1759
See DB184/29&30
Repayment of mortgage and Assignment of a Term of 1000 years to Attend the Inheritance
1) Mrs Mary Clarke of Northampton, widow and Benjamin Hill of the same place, gent
2) Thomas Marriott of Caldecote, gent

Recites mortgage of 1.9.1744 between
1) Thomas Marriott of Gayton, Northants, gent and Ann his wife
2) Anne Howard now the wife of the Revd Thomas Howard of Pertenhall, Beds, formerly Ann King of Stony Stratford, spinster.
By which Marriott mortgaged to Anne King a messuage and lands in Caldecote.

Now property is sold to William Backwell who repays mortgage (£1766 7s 8d to Thomas and Ann Howard), property is conveyed to him and John Darrell is Trustee to Attend the Inheritance

DB180/2 24th June 1823
RL and Conveyance of Lands and Tythes in Caldecote
1) The Devisees in Trust under the Will of William Backwell the younger, Esq., decd
2) William Lucas Esq., and William Smyth of Great Linford his Trustee
The L is folded inside with an Affidavit and extracts from the Registers of the Parish of Quebec, Canada re Backwell family

DB180/3 24th June 1823
1) Mrs Backwell and others
2) William Lucas
3) Grant of a Rent Charge of £10 16s 6d by way of Indemnity

DB180/4a and 4b
Two copies of the Probate Will of William Lucas, gent of NP,
written 1826 proved at London 10th April 1828
Executors are the Revd Henry Longeville Mansell of Cosgrove, clerk and sons George and Henry Lucas.

To son George, of NP gent.,
All that messuage wherein I now dwell, with outhouses, yards, gardens, orchard and Close of pasture behind,

Also all that newly erected messuage with garden and apps in the occupation of son George,

And also all those 2 messuages adjoining the last mentioned premises, one of which is occupied therewith and the other is in occupation of William Hill,

And also that messuage cottage tenement and shop in the occupation of Joseph Simcox and the cottage therewith adjoining occupied by Thomas Coles,

And also all that other cottage adjoining the last mentioned now occupied by George Roberts

And also 2 cottages in Pools Lane lately erected and now occupied by Mary Low and Edward Simcox,

And also all that piece of ground now occupied by said George Lucas as a garden,

And also 3 newly erected mess's in Pools Lane now occupied by Thomas Holroyd, and John French and John Richardson,

And also all Those 2 other cottages now occupied by Francis Kelry and William White which were formerly one cottage occupied by John Crick,

And also all that Close of Pasture in Marsh End called the Hill Close occupied by Henry Meadows,

And also a Close of pasture near the same now occupied by William Tours or Fours,

And also that Close of pasture in Caldecote called Barley Piece occupied by Thomas Lockwood,

Which last 3 Closes are part of a farm called Chapman's Farm purchased by me of Joseph Davis Esq., and Ann his wife.

Above bequests to George are to hold to him and his heirs for ever

To my son Henry Lucas, gent
All that messuage on the Green wherein he now lives with the yard, garden belonging,

Also the small piece of ground lying behind the same with the buildings thereon which I purchased of the NP Canal Co., ad also that small Close of Pasture lying in front of the said messuage or tenement and adjoining the Stony Stratford road purchased by me with a house premises of Sir John Buchanan Riddell.

And also all that plot of ground used as a garden adjoining the last mentioned Close and intended to be part thereto late in the occupation of William Truelove and now of said Henry Lucas,

And also Close of Pasture in the Port Field adjoining the Stony Stratford road cont 5a in occupation of Samuel Wright Barringer,

And also all that other Close of pasture adjoining the last cont 5a in the occupation of messrs Keep and Labrum

Above bequests to Henry are to hold to him and his heirs for ever

To my Executors to hold in Trust All my farm in Caldecote with the homestead cottage and appurtenances containing about 100a which I purchased of the trustees of the Will of William Backwell, to pay the Profits etc from the farm to my daughter Caroline the wife of Revd John Fisher of Wavendon for her life and after her death to her children until they are 21 years old, and when they are 21 the property to be sold and the proceeds divided between them.

To my Executors all my farm messuage, barns, homestead and several closes, and orchards etc called Chapmans Farm, now in the occupation of Thomas and Joseph Pike (except the parts that I have already given to son George), and also the Close of Pasture in Caldecote adjoining the same called Tongwell Close or Tanners Close lately occupied by Thomas Lockwood but now laid to the said farm and occupied therewith, and also the Close in Port Field adjoining Close already given to son Henry and occupied by Samuel Barringer. To Sell above and to invest proceeds and pay the interest to my daughter Caroline the wife of Revd John Fisher of Wavendon, Bucks for life, but she is not to be liable to her husbands debts, and after her death to pay interest to her children, and when they attain 21 years of age then the property to be sold and half of the proceeds to be divided between them and the other half between my sons Frederick and daughter Frances.

To my daughter Francis Lucas £100 within 12 months of my death and £100 each to her children Arthur, William, Mary, Amy Ann, Caroline and Matilda when they attain age of 21 years.

Following bequests of £100 each to my grandchildren Gertrude daughter of George, and William, Charles, Rosa Mary sons and daughter of Henry to be invested for them until they attain age of 21.

To my sister Mary Hurst £100 within 12 months of my death
To my Executors 10gns each
Written 6th January 1826, and witnessed by John Goodman, Edward Draper and David Norris

Codicil dated 6th June 1826
All my Law Books to my sons George and Henry,
All my Plate to be shared between my sons and daughters, (interesting schedule of the plate)

DB180/5 26th January 1842
Conveyance of the Caldecote Estate for £4700
1) George and Henry Lucas
2) Revd John Fisher

DB180/6 27th January 1842
Mortgage of £4000
The Revd John Fisher mortgages the Estate at Caldecote to
Richard Warner, Rendall Wood, Richard Warner Wood, and John Fisher the younger. Estate consists of

“All that ground sometime since called Brown’s Hop Ground, afterwards Road Close Meadow, and now Hop Ground containing 19a 1r 7p, formerly of Ralph Boyce afterwards of John Coles, since of William Goodey, late of Luke Price and now of Eli Elkins, the close formerly called Tongwell Close and now Lower Close hereinafter described lying on part of the W thereof and several lands formerly of John Hollingworth called Tongwell Farm on the NW.

Also several closes of pasture or inclosed ground formerly called Sheepwalk and Pightle divided into 4 equal parts containing by estimation 80a. The pasture ground formerly of Osborn Atterbury Esq., lying on the NW; the land belonging to the manor of Willen on the S and E; and lands formerly of Roger Chapman Esq., late of the said William Lucas of NP on the NE, thereof. Which said several closes or inclosed ground are now divided into 5 parts and called by the several names of Lower Close lately Tongwell Close, containing 11a 3r 36p, Barn Close containing 16a 1r 23p with the cottage thereon and the barn and homestead adjoining containing 2r 38p, Fore Ground otherwise Far Ground containing 13a 2r 8p and Four Acres otherwise Little Meadow containing 4a 1p. All which said last mentioned premises were formerly in the occupation of John Coles, since of William Godfrey, late Luke Price and now of Eli Elkins.
Also the tythes of corn, grain and hay and all other tythes.

DB180/7 6th April 1846
Assignment of mortgage and further charge of £1200

1) The Revd John Fisher
2) William Powell
Conveyance of the Caldecote Estate for £5200
Previous mortgage of £4000 repaid.

DB180/8 27th January 1854
Transfer of Mortgage of £4000
1) Richard Warner Wood Esq
2) Revd Edward Arnett Powell of Toft, Cambridgeshire

DB180/9 18th December 1861
Transfer of Mortgage of £4000
1) Revd Edward Arnett Powell of Toft, Cambridgeshire
2) Mr Thomas Whitworth of Newton Blossomville, farmer

DB180/10
Misc Papers relating to the Backwell, and Fisher Families, includes extracts from Registers.

20th June 1779 Attested copy of the Will of William Backwell

Abstract of RL of Legacy of £8000 given by the Will of William Backwell to Elizabeth Harwood

27th May 1771 Attested copy of Article previous to the marriage of William Backwell esq., and Margaret Aspinall spinster. William Backwell lately William Harwood, and Magdelina Aspinall widow and Margaret Catherine Aspinall both of Southampton but now of St James, Westminster.

30th May 1771 Settlement of William Backwell in pursuance of Articles made on his marriage to Margaret Catherine Aspinall his wife.

1797 6th June William Backwell the younger to Mr Noble letter of Attorney to Sell the estate and for to her purposes.

1822 legal opinion on the Backwell Title to the Estate at Caldecote

Copy memo re Robert Lee of Lee Place in Oxfordshire. “a son of the Earl of Litchfield – the Title seems to have been extinct since 1776”.

Extract from Register of Brington, Northants Burial on 15th Oct 1827 of Mary Jakeman age 47

Extract from Family Bible Matilda Fisher bn 9.10.1820 bapt 19.11.1820 extract by John Fisher DD Magdalene College, Oxford.

Extract from Register of Wavendon, Bucks Burial on 29th June 1823 of Caroline wife of Revd John Fisher, aged 43

Death Certificate of Richard Warner Kendall Wood, died at Market Harborough on 21.3.1853, aged 45, of apoplexy, John Fished present at death.

DB180/11 Undated
Small plan (approx A4) of Caldecote Farm, show fields with acreages.

DB181
MANOR OF CALDECOTE
DEEDS TO PROPERTY IN CALDECOTE AND NEWPORT PAGNELL,
AND OF WILLIAM WHITE IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
1567- 1800

DB181/1&2
MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT OF WILLLIAM BACKWELL AND LUCY HARRIS 1762,

DB181/1&2 29th and 30th June 1762
“Kickles Farm”
Marriage Settlement on intended marriage of William Backwell and Lucy Harris
1) William Backwell of Pall Mall, banker
2) Lucy Harris of the parish of St Clement Danes, Westminster, spinster
3) Michael Duffield of Little Chelsea, mddx and Mr Harwood Harris of Winchcombe, Glos.
Backwell is seized of messuages, tenements and lands in the County of Buckingham. He grants bargains and sells to Duffield and Harris as trustees “All that messuage or tenement with several parcels of land and ground thereto belonging called or known by the several names of South New Close, North Close, Home Kickle, Kings Holme, Great Kickle, Dicks Mead, Sallage Pasture, Sallage Meadow, Rushey Quarter, and Kickle Meadow, containing 210a situated in NP.

Also parcels of ground called Bury Field and 3a of land in Bury Meadow form St Thomas Day to Lady Day,
Also all the Tythes arising or renewing from the said lands.
Which said messuage and farm are now in the occupation of John Burnham at a rent of £300 pa.

DB181/3-8
DEEDS RELATING TO THE MANOR OF CALDECOTE.
INCLUDES 17TH CENTURY ABSTRACT OF WILLIAM WHITE’S TITLE
TO ESTATE AT BRAYFIELD ON THE GREEN IN NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
AND AT CALDECOTE, WITH SUBSEQUENT DEEDS TO 1800

DB181/3 Mid 17th century Abstract of Title
“No 5” “Wm Whites Title to an Estate in Northamptonshire”

Oct 31 Eliz X 1567-8
Thomas Style gent granted to Thomas Chibnall his messuage or tenement in Brayfield on the Green, with a Bond to perform covenants

July XX Eliz XI 1568-9
Thomas Chibnall conveys to John White and the Fine was levied in Hilary Eliz 12

Jan XVII Eliz 31 1588-89
John White the elder in consideration of a marriage between John White the younger and Mary Basse conveys Mansion House, Orchard of John White the elder and a moiety of his other Tenements

Aug 22 Jacobus IV 1606-7
John White the elder releases to John White the younger all his interest in one messuage in the occupation of Mannings, since in the tenure of John White the younger

Nov 9 3 Carolus I 1627-8
John White the younger and Mary Basse his wife in consideration of a marriage between Richard White their son and heir to Elizabeth Fitzhugh give cottages and land

July XIII 1635
The said John White by Will gives all the Rent called “Cawcott Rent” to his son Richard White for ever

THE TITLE OF CALDECOTT
RENT OR ANUITY

Jan 12 Eliz 2 1559-60
John White the elder of Caldecote in the parish of NP granted to John White the younger his son and his heires male of his body, One Annuity of Fower £4 after the decease of the said John White the elder, this is issuing out of lands and tenements in Caldecote and NP

July 8 Eliz 10 1567-8
Same as above

Oct 20 Jacobus 21 1623-4
John White of Ringstead, Northants grants to his uncle John White of Brayfield and his male heires , One Annuity of Fower £4 out of lands and tenements in Caldecote and NP, formerly in the tenure of John White, gent decd, great grandfather to the said John White of Ringstead and then in the tenure of William White, gent and William his son and heir or their assigns. Which said Annuity was given by John White the elder, great grandfather of the said John White of Ringstead.

A Pedigree or Family Tree of the White’s in above deeds is drawn on a page of the Abstract.

DB181/4&5 19th and 20th December 1782
Lease and Conveyance of “Estate in Herts, Essex and Lincoln to the Use in the Settlement of Mr Bertie’s first marriage”
1) Peregrine Bertie of Low Layton, Essex
2) Catherine Dorothy Bertie and Elizabeth Bertie both of Low Layton, spinsters, and Mary his wife who are the only surviving children of Peregrine by his late wife Catherine
3) Lucy Backwell of Sackville Street in the parish of St James, Westminster, widow and William Backwell called Harwood late of Canonbridge Herefordshire, the execs of the Will of William Backwell late of the said parish of St James, esq., banker

DB181/6&7 5th April 1800
Two copies of a Declaration respecting the purchase money of an Estate in Caldecote, Bucks
William Backwell the elder guarantees the money for purchase by his son William.

DB181/8 23rd Sept 1800
“Confirmation of Sale and Conveyance of Estate at Caldecote and RL of the same”
1) William Backwell the younger late of the parish of St James within the liberty of Westminster, Mddx but now resident in Canada in North America, a lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, the only son and heir of William Backwell the elder, now of Chichester, Sussex by Margaret his wife
2) The said William Backwell the elder
3) William Close of Pall Mall. Banker
4) Charles Hawkins of Sackville St, Piccadilly and William Noble of Pall Mall, banker
5) William Adair of Soho Square, Mddx, esq.

Recites a L and RL of the Manor of Caldecote on 4th and 5th of April last, which is now confirmed by the Backwells and the Manor is conveyed to William Adair as trustee to hold to the proper use and behoof of Charles Hawkins and William Noble.

DB182/1-12
MANOR OF CALDECOTE
DEEDS AND PAPERS RELATING TO CHAPMANS FARM,
AND OTHER PROPERTY, INCLUDING TONGWELL CLOSE,
ALL IN NEWPORT PAGNELL 1802-40.
MENTIONS LIMEKILN AND BRICKKILN IN THE PORTFIELD.
WITH MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT OF FRANCIS WRIGHT OF MIDDX AND FRANCES LUCAS OF NP 1826

DB182/1&2 17th and 18th December 1802
“25” The L is folded inside the RL and Assignment
“26” and “27”
“Nos 25,26 and 27 in deed of covenant of 25 June 1859”
In Pencil “Chapmans Farm”

Conveyance by L and RL and Assignment
There are 8 parties (have not recorded their names) most seem to be mortgagees and or trustees.

Recites Indenture of 18th January 1727 between
1) Richard Chapman the elder of Cheshunt, Herts, clerk, Richard Chapman the younger of Strood, Kent, clerk the eldest son of Richard Chapman the elder, Elizabeth the wife of Richard Chapman the younger and Catherine Chapman spinster the daughter of Richard Chapman the elder.
2) John Gambier
3) Solomon Penny
4) John Mason

RL to Solomon Penny of “all the said messuages, lands and hereditaments hereintofore mentioned and in and by indentures of L and RL of the 2nd and 3rd April 1799 bargained, sold, and released, or expressed or intended so to be with all rights etc. Says that the property was called Chapman’s Farm up to the Enclosure of the Portfield but the not all of the Farm was included in the Enclosure, (Because it was not all in the Portfield)

Also recites a Fine and Recovery in the Court of Common Pleas in Hilary Term 1 Geo II (1727) in which Gambier was the plaintiff and the Chapmans the deforciants.
Property was
All that messuage or tenement with appurtenances in Marsh End wherein Thomas Hensman then dwelt with the Close adjoining, and a Close in Caldecote called Hither part of Barley Piece lying near St Johns Piece then in the occ of Thomas Hensman.

Also a Close of pasture adjoining Bury Field and the land in Portfield then let to Matthew Marshall

Also 3 lands in Portfield with the Brick Kiln thereon in the occ of John Phipp

Also a Close of pasture together with the lime kiln thereon in the occ of William Thorpe and John Lynn.

Also the several parcels of land and meadow ground in the fields of NP containing 112a with appurtenances

Which at the time stood limited under the Settlement made previous to the marriage of Richard Chapman the elder and Mary Goodman by L and RL of the 16th and 17th January 1690 to Richard Chapman for his life with remainder to a Trustee and his heirs etc. (Recites further deeds up to 1802)

DB182/3 20th March 1823 “29”
Appointment and RL for £7400
1) Joseph Davis esq., and Anne his wife of Tooting, Surrey formerly Anne Arnall devisee in the Will of John Gordon
2) William Lucas of NP
3) John Alexander of London trustee for Lucas

Recites a L and RL of the 2nd & 3rd April 1799 between
1) Richard Prior and Nathaniel Puplett
2) Joseph Davis and Ann his wife
3) Graham Rhodes
Then recites a Fine of the 6th April between Joseph Davis and Ann and Thomas Thornton of the Red Lion Brewhouse, St Catherine’s Middx and Henry Blaxland, of Old Broad St, London upholder, Also recites a L and RL of the 17th and 18th December 1802 (See Above)

The Messuage, tenement or farmhouse with the barns, stables, buildings, homestead, yard and gardens thereunto adjoining and belonging cont 1a 1r 23p.

Also several Closes are therewith cont 202a 24p which are known by several names and contain the acreages as in the following list.

A R P
Also a Close called Haddons cont
1 2 2
Hill Close
1 2
Bury Field Close
2 23
Barley Piece
8 3 8
Home Close
16 1 23
Arable called Ploughed Field
3 2 35
Arable called Long Wheat Field
12 3 4
Pasture called Loughton Butts
15 1
Pasture called Great Grove Field
23 3 21
Arable called Christmas Furlong
15 3 2
Arable called Little Blacklands
2 2 14
Pasture called Great Blacklands
36 3 21
All of which are in the parish of NP
Also meadow called Hither Linford Close
In the parish of Great Linford
6 2 33

Which messuages, lands etc are called Chapman’s Farm and were late in the tenure or occ of Richard Hill and now of James Pike.

Witnesses: Henry Young of Essex St, London, gent and George Lucas Gent.

Endorsement
“That Bury Close or parcel of meadow cont 2r 26p bounded on the E by land of Thomas Handson; on the W by land of Thomas Palmer Bull; on the N by Bury Field Common; and on the S by the road leading to Gayhurst Mill. Hath been for a valuable consideration purchased by the Governors of Queen Annes Hospital and by their direction conveyed by William Lucas and John Alexander for the perpetual augmentation of the Curacy of Stony Stratford St Giles and St Mary Magdalen”
Signed William Lucas 21st March 1822
Witnesses: Richard Gardner and Edward Heley.

DB182/4 19th and 20th March 1821 “28” and “30”
Conveyance by L and Assignment
1) Mr Thomas Handley by direction of Joseph Davis and his wife
2) Thomas Cotton Sheppard Esq., in Trust for William Lucas

Assignment of messuage and farm at NP of several terms of 500 and 1000yrs to attend the Inheritance
Witnesses: Richard Gardner and Edward Heley.

DB182/5&6 23rd and 24th January 1823
“36” and “37”
Conveyance by L and RL
1) Mrs Bridget Tatham late of NP now of St Albans
2) John Rogers in Trust for Mr Lucas
RL of a Close of pasture and hereditaments at Caldecote
Witnesses: not local

The Close is the third part of a Close which Holt inherited from Eyles. (and which Eyles had inherited from Pearson see Tickford Estate) Recites that Mrs Tatham is the only surviving child and heir of Thomas Holt late of NP decd.

The Close in Caldecote is Tongwell Close with a stable or building lately erected thereon formerly in the occ of Thomas Woodward and Christopher Woodward, after of James Pike since of George Osborne and late of George Simcox and now of Thomas Lockwood. The pasture ground belonging to Great Linford on the W; lands late of William Lucas on the N; and another Close called Tongwell Close on the E and S.

DB182/7 17th December 1828 “38” and “39”
Marriage Settlement
1) Francis Wright of Beaumont St, St Marylebone, middx, esq.,
2) Frances Lucas spinster of NP.
3) Charles Cope of Euston Square Esq., and Isaac Smith of Cobham Surrey., esq.
Settlement on the intended marriage between Francis and Frances who gives trustees £13000 in 3% Consolidated Bank Annuities.

Endorsed “39” 14th January 1849
Trustees are empowered to sell £9700 worth of the
Annuities and purchase Chapmans Farm.

DB182/8 13th March 1830
“44 over 45”
“Assignment of two several terms of 500 and 1000yrs in hereditaments at NP purchased by the Trustees of Mr and Mrs Wright upon the Trusts of the Settlement.”
“Assignment of a term of 2000yrs in a Close called Tongwell by the Trustees of Mr and Mrs Wright upon the Trusts of the Settlement”.

Sir Thomas Cotton Sheppard to Edward Beaumont and Revd Henry Mansell and others the execs of Mr William Lucas decd to Mr Henry Perkins.
Endorsed “45” 24th July 1840
Beaumont and others to Wood and others

DB182/9 13th March 1830
“41” RL as above
Endorsed “42” and “43”
Said Trustees to R W Wood and H Wood

DB182/10 24th July 1840
“48”
The Assignment of the Residue of a term of 2000 years in Tithes in Tongwell Close

1) The execs of William Lucas
2) Thomas Wood junior

DB182/11 10th July 1840
“50”
Deed of Renoument of John West, esq, a Trustee appointed under the Will of Francis Wright and Appointment of Henry Wood in his place.
Drawn up by C. Lewis, Albany Court Yard, Piccadilly
Will dated 20th February 1839. Chapmans Farm and Tongwell Close are part of Estate.

DB182/12
Office copy of Francis Wright’s Will.
James Pike was tenant of Chapmans Farm.
Devisee was Henry Francis Kendall Wood the son of Revd Richard Warner Kendall Wood of Little Bowden, Northamptonshire for life and then to his sons.

DB183/1-3
MANOR OF CALDECOTE
DRAFTS OF CONVEYANCE OF CALDECOT MILL 1873.
SALE CATALOGUE OF FARM AT BOURNE END, CRANFIELD 1874

DB183/1 26th January 1874
Sale Catalogue of Sale of a Copyhold and (part) Freehold Farmhouse, Homestead and 94a of land in Bourne End, Cranfield. To be sold in 2 lots by Joseph Redden at the Swan Inn, Cranfield. Includes Good Plan of the farm.

DB183/2 Undated ms draft of next deed

DB183/3 23rd June 1873
Draft of Conveyance
1) Mrs Emma Castledine
2) Charles Whitworth of Newton Blossomville, farmer
3) Richard Littleboy, banker

Recites a mortgage of the premises on 1.10.1872 by which Emma mortgaged Caldecote Mill for £1350 to Charles Whitworth. Emma had repaid £819 on 8.4.73 but still owned £519. She has now contracted to sell the Mill to Littleboy for £800. Mortgage to be repaid to Whitworth and balance to Emma.
Property is “All that Mill (or site thereof the said Mill having been recently partially destroyed by Fire) and the Mill house and grounds with appurtenances thereto belonging containing 6a in the Hamlet of Caldecote, and called Caldecott Mill, formerly of John Hooton, since of John Buckby, then successively of John White, William Anstee and now of Emma Castledine. Which said premises comprise 2 plots in the Award under the Act of Parliament of 47 George III which were awarded to John Hooton.
Unsigned Draft.

DB184 /1-30
MANOR OF CALDECOTE
CALDECOTE ESTATE DEEDS 1615-1759
INCLUDES ABSTRACT OF TITLE FROM 1586
TERRIERS AND DESCRIPTIONS OF LANDS ETC.

DB184/1 9th Feb 1615
"The Counter parte of Mr Whites lease of half a yard land in Caldecott" "No 19"
Lease for 1000 years at rent of 40/- pa
1) Henry Atkins, Dr of Physicke and his Majesties Physician in Ordinary, and Mary his wife
2) Thomas White of Caldecote

Piece of ground in Caldecott in a Close sometime of.... and one other piece lying in a Close called Stafford's and all that halfyard land in Caldecott sometime belonging to the Water Mill of Henry Atkins. Terrier of other lands follows
Granted and to ffarme lette to Thomas White and William White for 1000 years.
Witnesses: William Bower servant to John Powey, and Robert Platt

DB184/2 9th Feb 1615
" Thomas and William White RL of all theire right in a piece of ground in Caldecott" "No 18".
1) Thomas and William White
2) Henry Atkins, Dr of Physicke and his Majesties Physician in Ordinary, and Mary his wife
A piece of ground adjoining to the ffludgates of Caldecote Mill and shooting upp in length over against the house of the said Thomas White, the ryver lying betweene the said piece of ground and the said house, which piece of ground or Holme doth lye betweene the Mill Dam on the W and Tickford Mead called Dam Meade on the E, also 2/- rent paid for the same.
To have and to hold to Atkins forever.

Witnesses: Henry Banks, William Carpenter, William Bower servant to John Powey, and Robert Platt.

DB184/3 22nd Dec 1656
Marriage Settlement
1) Thomas White, the elder Esq and Elizabeth his wife
2) Thomas White the younger sonne and heir apparent of Thomas White the elder, and Elizabeth Bolton Daughter of William Bolton, citizen and merchant tailor of London
3) William Bolton and William White citizen and haberdasher of London
William White in consideration of £1500 paid to him by William Bolton in anticipation of the intended marriage of Thomas and Elizabeth grants to William Bolton and William White the Trustees of the Marriage Settlement.

The capital Mansion wherein he lives together with the Dovehouse, stables, barns etc,

Also the Oate Close, Conneygree Close, Holme Close, the Mill Leys, the Meadows called the Great or Large Meadow and Little Meadow heretofore separated and now laid open together, the said Little Meadow containing 5a marked or bounded from the Long Meadow by two trees formerly enclosed with fence or partition and extending thereunto the Mill South;

And all that Great Sheep Walke called Clayton Hill Pasture with a barn standing thereon containing by estimation four score acres;

And all that piece of pasture formerly called Great Pasture late in the possession of William White of Caldecote abutting upon Caldecote Leys East;

And the Great Green West containing 55a;

And all that parcel of ground called Lyon Leys,

And all that piece of ground called Longe Furlong adjoining to the Great Pasture and abutting Willen Field South; and the Great Green East containing 25a;

And the Messuage or tenement and orchard and two pightles in the occupation of Richard Chapman

And the cottage and pightle now in the occupation of John Hewhard,

And the cottage and pightle in the tenure of William Hanton

And the cottage and pightle in the tenure of Richard Greene.

And all the woods, profits and commons etc which are in Caldecott and now in the tenure of Thomas White the elder.

To have and to hold forever.

(Details of Settlement of the property in Abstract of Title DB184/31)

Witnesses: to William White's signature, Robert Yarway Senior, Thomas Yarway, H. Harne
Witnesses: to Elizabeth Bolton's signature, Lewis Atterbury, Jasper White, and Robert Yarway Senior.

From DB184/32 8th August 1670
Will of Thomas White, the elder 8th August 1670
He devised a messuage in his son Thomas's occupation and those several Closes called the Hopyard Ground, and the Hill Ground and the Great Green all which (except the Great Green) were the lands of William White deceased, to his wife Elizabeth for her life.
To Elizabeth, Mary, William, Amy, John and Samuel? White his grandchildren and their heirs, provided if his son Thomas should secure by Statute Staple £300 apiece to his 6 grandchildren payable at 21 and £40 a year to his said Thomas's eldest son until his said son Thomas should settle upon his said son lands of as good Revenue as said Testator had formerly settled upon said Thomas, then said devise to them to be void

DB184/4 14th June 1674
Lease for 6 months for 5/- In advance of the Marriage Settlement of the next day
1) Thomas White of Caldecott, gent.
2) Edward Taylor of Bletchley, clerk and George Wells of Wavendon, gent
All his messuage in Caldecott wherein George Chapman dwells and all the houses, outhouses, malt-houses, buildings barns, stables, gardens, orchards, and the 2 pightells to the messuage now used and belonging containing 5a now in the tenure or occupation of George Chapman. Also the parcel of Pasture ground or Sheepwalk in Caldecott called the Clayton Hill pasture and the Barne and the 2 pightells within the said pasture containing together by estimation 4 score acres, now in the occupation of Thomas White.
Witnesses: James Selby

DB184/5 15th June 1674
1) Thomas White of Caldecott, gent
2) Jane Taylor daughter of Edward Taylor
3) Edward Taylor of Bletchley, clerk and George Wells of Wavendon, gent

Marriage Settlement in advance of marriage between Thomas White and Jane Taylor. Property as in DB184/4.
Details of property in Abstract DB184/31
Witnesses: Jasper White and James Selby.

DB184/6
Bond re above

From DB184/32 11th January 1678
Will of Thomas White the younger.
All his lands and hereditaments in Caldecott, being no part of his wife's Jointure nor part of the estate for life of his mother Elizabeth White, to his executors Thomas Hacket, John Pemberton, Henry Whitebread, and John Knight in Trust, to pay his debts and bring up his children.
And if his eldest son Thomas arrived to 21 and should marry a wife with a fortune to clear the Incumbrances, then to convey the said premises to Thomas White and his heirs........

From DB184/32 20th Nov 1684
Trustees of Thomas White's Will are all deceased.
Appointment of new Trustees Thomas Pomfret, William Hartley and Joseph Philips
Note Joseph Philips married Mary one of the sisters of William White.

From DB184/32 19th and 20th Sept 1688
Trustees sell estate to Roger Chapman for £2500
"All that messuage or tenement with Appurtenances in Caldecott, and a cottage and pightle there and 2 Closes of pasture containing 30a and several Closes of Pasture ground and Arable land called Barley Piece, Hopyard ground, and the Hill ground, and 2 Closes of pasture ground called the Great Green and the Little Green which premises were the jointure lands of Mrs Elizabeth White and also 3 other cottages or tenements with yards, orchards, Closes, and pightle, and also a piece of pasture ground called the Little Green being used in Common and also a plot or piece of pasture called Long Furlong and all Tythes and tenths arising out of the same premises.

Chapman agrees to pay to William White and his heirs £6 pa in lieu of Tythes for the premises

From DB184/32 1st and 2nd Feb 1691
(Original deed is DB 109/1)

Mortgage by L and RL for £1700 on remainder of the Estate
1) William White, son and heir of Thomas White and Jane his wife and Samuel White the only surviving brother of the said William White
2) Richard Elborrow gent

"All the Manor of Caldecott with Appurtenances and all the Manor house with the yards, gardens and orchards and all the meadow or pasture ground called the Little meadow, and all the meadow or pasture called the Long meadow, and all the pasture ground called Mill Leys, and all the Close of pasture called Horse Close, and all the Close called Lyon Leys containing 14a, together with that part of the Long Meadow in the occupation of Ann Carter, and all that Close called the Great Pasture divided into 2 parts, and all that Close of pasture ground called the Oat Close, and all those 2 pieces of ground called the Holme and Conney Grey all which are lying in Caldecott in the parish of NP, and all the Messuages, lands and hereditaments whereof the said William White had any Estate of Freehold or inheritance in Caldecott, NP or anywhere else in Bucks

From DB184/31 2nd April 1692
Will of William White proved 21st Nov 1692.
Trustees are Sir William Roberts and James Tyrell they are to sell the estate in order to repay the mortgage and all his other debts, and to use the residue to give his wife Jane £1000, his eldest son William £1000, and his youngest son Samuel £500 and to any posthumous children £400 and the residue thereof to his son William White

From DB184/31 23rd and 24th December 1695
Sale of the estate by the Trustees of William White to Roger Chapman for £4075. This is £1523 to James Tyrell, trustee and £2552 to Richard Elborrow in repayment of the mortgage.

DB184/7 1st May 1701
"Mrs Jane White's surrender on condition to her daughter Anna Maria of the moiety of her on all her lands in Caldecott in the parish of NP in order to Suffer a Common Recovery”
1) Jane White widow of Thomas White
2) Anna Maria White one of the daughters and co-heirs of Thomas White

Jane White widow holds for life, 1 messuage with Appurtenances wherein Thomas Pinkard doth dwell, and 2 Closes of 5a between Willen Field and Conney Grey, and also all those several Closes of pasture or inclosed ground lying within the Manor and precincts of Caldecote commonly called Sheepwalk and Pightells as the same is now divided into foure (4) parts and being together with all the messuages, woods, fields etc all of which were formerly in the occupation of George Chapman deceased and now of Thomas Pinkard. The moiety or half part of the immediate reversion or remainder thereof both belong to Anna Maria White and to the heirs of her body legally begotten forever. Anna Maria to pay Jane £1000 on the 1st August next.
Witnesses: Thomas Davis, James Larratt and J Perrott.

DB184/8&9 19th and 20th June 1701
Anna Maria conveys her moiety of the property to Thomas Pomfrett to make him a tenant of the freehold until a Common Recovery was obtained.

DB184/11&12 18th and 19th May 1733
Jane Matthew widow, one of Daughters and co-heirs of Thomas White by Jane his wife, conveys premises as in DB184/7 to Samuel Hartshorne and Edward Benton to make Hartshorne a tenant of the freehold until a Common Recovery was obtained.

DB184/13&14 30th and 31st July 1733
Jane Matthew widow aforesaid who is also the sister and heir of Anna Maria conveys by L and RL for £1800 to Thomas Marriott, gent the messuage and premises as in DB184/11&12

DB184/16 1st September 1744
Thomas Marriott and Ann his wife mortgage the property for £600 to Ann King, spinster for a term of 1000years

DB184/18 10th January 1745
Thomas Marriott and Ann his wife increase the Mortgage on the property by borrowing a further £100 from Ann King, spinster.

DB184/20 13th October 1749
Revd Thomas Howard and Ann his wife, formerly Ann King Assign the Mortgage to Edward Litchfield and Richard Herbert Junior for £872 3s 8d for the residue of the 1000 years.

DB184/23 24th October 1752
Interest now due is £146 5s 0d and this is added to the principal, Marriott borrows a further £153 15s 0d from Litchfield.

DB184/25 1st August 1753
Mortgage Assigned to Mary Clarke, widow and Benjamin Hill total owing now £1347 7s 3 1/2d.

DB184/27 21st August 1756
William Backwell proposes to buy the Mortgaged Estate from Marriott

DB184/29 & 30 18th and 19th Sept 1759
Conveyance for £2700
1) Thomas Marriott of Caldecott, gent
2) William Backwell, of Pall Mall, Middx in the parish of St James, Westminster, Esq

Messuage at Caldecott in the occupation Robert Fossey, and 2 Closes containing 5a between Willen Field and Conney Grey, also 1 Close late in the tenure of John Church, and several Closes of pasture or inclosed ground lying within the Manor and precincts of Caldecote commonly called Sheepwalk and Pightells as the same are now divided into foure (4) parts containing altogether 80a. The pasture of Osborne Atterbury on the NW; the lands of the Manor of Willen on the S and W; and lands late of Roger Chapman on the NE. Also the barn and stable thereon standing all which premises were in the tenure of Robert Fossey but are now of Thomas Marriott.

DB184/31-32
CALDECOTE ESTATE AN ABSTRACT OF TITLE

(I HAVE ADDED DETAILS FROM DB100, DB184/1 30 AND DB184/32).

DB184/32
An Abstract of Title of deeds to the Manor and Estate of Caldecott.
(This includes DB100 and deeds that are not among those deposited by Bull's at BuCro. I have added DB100 deeds to this Abstract).

1st April 1586
1) Thomas White and Agnes his wife
2) Lawrence White son and heir apparent of above
3) William White his 3rd son and Jane Rone
4) Lawrence Manley and Thomas Withers
Marriage settlement on marriage had between Thomas and Agnes and of a jointure for Agnes and in consideration of another marriage between Lawrence White and Margaret his wife and for a jointure for Margaret and of the proposed marriage of William White and Jane Rone and for making provision for them and their heirs it is proposed to levy a Fine on the Manor of Caldecote
A terrier of lands was attached to the deed was not copied to the Abstract.

7th Feb 1606
1) Thomas White son and heir of Lawrence White
2) Margaret White his mother, widow of Lawrence
Recites that Fine was levied and that Thomas White demised part of the premises to Margaret for 80 years and the yearly rent of £6 payable to Thomas White

10th April 1629
1) William White Senior, gent
2) Thomas White, gent the elder
Agreed that William White Senior and Catherine his wife should levy a fine confirming the lands in Caldecott to William and his heirs

4th June 1630
1) Thomas White the elder son and heir of Lawrence White deceased and Thomas White Junior son and heir apparent of the said Thomas White and Mary his wife
2) William White and Catherine his wife and William White Junior son and heir apparent their son
3) Sir William Andrews Gidson Fisher, John Nicholls, and Henry White

Recites fine above re Messuages, Cottages and Land in Caldecott

12th Jan 1639
Conveyance, for £1050, with Livery and Seizin, of a Messuage with Appurtenances and 2 pightles, 1 Close of pasture called the Great Green and Long furlong and another furlong thereto adjoining, and the 2 Short furlongs in Caldecott by Thomas White the elder, William white his 2nd son, and Gidson Fisher, to Thomas White the younger.
Subject to a 99-year lease of part of the premises to Dr Jasper Fisher.

15th May 1647
1) William White and Mary his wife
2) Robert White, Thomas White Senior, Roger Nicholls, Richard Baron, William Saunders and Richard Peter (all Trustees)
Agreement that William White will levy a Fine of all his property in Caldecott, and the trustees shall out of the rents of the premises or the sale of it repay his debts owing at the time of his death and raise his children's portions.

16th May 1648
Conveyance for £2500 paid by Thomas White the younger

1) William White and Mary his wife, Robert White, Thomas White Senior, Roger Nicholls, Richard Baron, William Saunders and Richard Peter (all Trustees)
2) Thomas White the younger, Henry White, and John Chapman, gent

All that Messuage or tenement in Caldecott and all the houses etc, lands Closes, orchards, meadows, pastures, commons, profits thereto belonging.
A cottage and 2 Closes on the backside of the cottage,
A great Close of pasture adjoining to the said Messuage S; and the town of NP N.
All that piece of arable land together with the Hades, Baulks and Slades thereto belonging lying partly betwixt the Great Close and Caldecott Green and the Common Field of NP called Green Grove Field W.
And 3 Closes lying together, the said Green and the fields of Thomas White the elder lying on the E, S, and SW, parts thereof, and the said Common Fields of NP on the NW; and the said parcel of land on the N part thereof

17th May 1648
Conveyance for £2500 paid by Thomas White the younger

1) William White and Mary his wife, Robert White, Thomas White Senior, Roger Nicholls, Richard Baron, William Saunders and Richard Peter (all Trustees)
2) Thomas White the younger, Henry White, and John Chapman, gent
All that messuage or tenement in Caldecot with Appurtenances,
A Close of pasture containing 60a,
A Close or Inclosed ground of arable land and pasture ground called Brook Furlong, Barley Piece containing by estimation 20a,
A Cottage with Appurtenances and 2 Closes of ground in Caldecott containing by estimation 24a,
A Close of pasture and arable ground in Caldecott the Hill containing by estimation 26a,
A Close of arable or meadow containing 20a called the Hill,
A Close of pasture called Dry Leys containing 16a.

21st Oct 1648
By Deed Poll William White acknowledged the receipt of £2500 in full satisfaction of the premises, conveyed on 7th May 1648

8th August 1670
Will of Thomas White, the elder of Caldecott, 8th August 1670.
He devised a messuage in his son Thomas's occupation and those several Closes called the Hopyard Ground, and the Hill Ground and the Great Green all which (except the Great Green) were the lands of William White deceased, to his wife Elizabeth for her life. To Eliz, Mary, William, Amy, John and Samuel White his grandchildren and their heirs provided if his son Thomas should secure by Statute Staple £300 apiece to his 6 grandchildren payable at 21 and £40 a year to his said Thomas's eldest son until his said son Thomas should settle upon his said son lands of as good Revenue as said Testator had formerly settled upon said Thomas, then said devise to them to be void

20th Nov 1684
Indenture

1) John Pemberton son and heir of John Pemberton deceased the surviving trustee of Thomas White
late of Caldecott, esq deceased.
2) Thomas Pomfrett, William Hartley, and Joseph Philips
Recites that Thomas White by his Will of 11th Jan 1678 gave all his lands that were not part of his Wife’s jointure nor part of the estate for life of his mother Elizabeth to his trustees Thomas Hatchet, John Pemberton and Henry Whitebread, and John Knight.
The trustees were to sell or Mortgage in order to pay his debts and bring up his children, and if his eldest son Thomas White should get to age of 21 and should marry an heiress with a fortune to clear all the incumbrances then to convey the premises to Thomas and his heirs and to settle the rest on his other sons or children.

Pemberton, Whitbread and Knight accepted the trust but Hatchet did not. Now Hatchet and Knight were both deceased and Pemberton who survived them was also deceased and the Trusteeship was vested in his son also John Pemberton. William, Samuel and Amy White took the matter to Chancery to make John Pemberton carry out the Trust and he now releases the premises to Thomas Pomfrett, William Hartley, and Joseph Philips as new Trustees.

19th and 20th Sept 1688
Conveyance by L and RL for £3500
1) William White, gent, and Jane his wife, Joseph Philips and Mary his wife, another of the sisters of William White, and Amy White spinster (another of the sisters of William White)
2) Roger Chapman Esq

"All that messuage or tenement with Appurtenances in Caldecott, and a cottage and pightle there and 2 Closes of pasture containing 30a and several Closes of Pasture ground and Arable land called Barley Piece, HopYard ground, and the Hill ground, and 2 Closes of pasture ground called the Great Green and the Little Green which premises were the Jointure lands of Mrs Elizabeth White and also 3 other cottages or tenements with yards, orchards, Closes, and pightle, and also a piece of pasture ground called the Little Green being used in Common and also a plot or piece of pasture called Long Furlong and all Tythes and tenths arising out of the same premises agrees to pay to William White and his heirs £6 pa in lieu of Tythes for the premises". To hold to Roger forever, with a general Warranty from William White of the said premises against the said William White and Jane his wife and their heirs.

William White etc to levy a Fine, the Fine listed 5 messuages, 5 cottages, 8 gardens, 8 orchards, 12a of meadow, 150a of pasture, 20a of furze and heath, and Common of pasture for all manner of cattle in Wavendon, Walton, NP, Caldecott, Hanslope and Great Linford.

19th and 20th Sept 1688
Conveyance by L and RL
1) William White, gent, and Jane his wife, Joseph Philips and Mary his wife, (another of the sisters of William White), and Amy White spinster (another of the sisters of William White)
2) Roger Chapman Esq

Recites the Conveyance above of the same date, the Whites RL to Chapman "all that Close of pasture in Caldecott called Mill Leys"

19th and 20th Sept 1688
Thomas Pomfrett, William Hartley, and Joseph Philips, trustees of land of William White deceased agree to convey the premises to William White and to the Conveyance to Roger Chapman.

25th March 1690
Mortgage for £500 for a term of 1000 years
1) William White son and heir of Thomas White,
2) Thomas Pomfrett, William Hartley, and Joseph Philips, trustees of land of William White deceased
1) John Waller
Close of pasture called Lyon Leys containing 14a
Close of pasture called Horse Close containing 12a
Pasture called the Great Meadow containing 16a

27th Sept 1690
Mortgage for £100 for a term of 1000 years
1) William White son and heir of Thomas White,
2) Nicholas Cooper, gent
Close of pasture called Oat Close containing 14a
And all that part of the Great Meadow containing 4a adjoining to the Mill Leys

1st Dec 1690
Mortgage for a further £50 for a term of 1000 years
1) William White son and heir of Thomas White,
2) Nicholas Cooper, gent
Close of pasture called Oat Close containing 14a
And all that part of the Great Meadow containing 4a adjoining to the Mill Leys

23rd Dec 1690
The trustees of William White deceased convey to William White all the lands they hold as trustees under the Will of William White for payment of £135. 5s 0d.

1st and 2nd February 1691
Mortgage by L and RL for £1700 on remainder of the Estate

1) William White, son and heir of Thomas White and Jane his wife and Samuel White the only surviving brother of the said William White
2) Rd Elborrow gent

"All the Manor of Caldecott with Appurtenances and all the Manor house with the yards, gardens and orchards and all the meadow or pasture ground called the Little meadow, and all the meadow or pasture called the Long meadow, and all the pasture ground called Mill Leys, and all the Close of pasture called Horse Close, and all the Close called Lyon Leys containing 14a, together with that part of the Long Meadow in the occupation of Ann Carter, and all that Close called the Great Pasture divided into 2 parts, and all that Close of pasture ground called the Oat Close, and all those 2 pieces of ground called the Holme and Conney Grey all which are lying in Caldecott in the parish of NP, and all the Messuages, lands and hereditaments whereof the said William White had any Estate of Freehold or inheritance in Caldecott, NP or anywhere else in Bucks

1691 fine between White and Elborrow of the Manor of Caldecott, and of 1 messuage 1 cottage, 20a of land 50a of meadow, 130a of pasture in Caldecott

2nd April 1692
Will of William White proved 21st Nov 1692.
Trustees are Sir William Roberts and James Tyrell they are to sell the estate in order to repay the Mortgages and all his other debts, and to use the residue to give his wife Jane £1000, his eldest son William £1000, and his youngest son Samuel £500, and to any posthumous children £400, and the residue thereof to his son William White

18th December 1693
Assignment of Mortgage from Nicholas Cooper to Richard Elborrow.

6th February 1693
Original deed is DB109/2
White obtains a further £150 Mortgage from Elborrow. Mortgages now totalling £2500 are assigned to William Harrison as trustee for Elborrow

23rd and 24th Dec 1695
DB100/1 and DB109/3&4 Inserted here 23rd and 24th December 1695
Assignment of Mortgage by L and RL
1) Richard Elborrowe of Rugby,
Anthony Kook, citizen and scrivener of London,
James Pettiver citizen and apothecary of London,
2) Roger Chapman of NP gent
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 1000years

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 Chatels? 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 1000years, 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.
DB100/1)
Assignment of the Mortgages on the estate by the Trustees of William White deceased to Roger Chapman for £4075. This is £1523 to James Tyrell (trustee) and £2552 to Richard Elborrow in repayment of the Mortgage. Anthony Chapman is trustee to attend the inheritance.

5th April 1698
By an Indorsement on the Indenture of 5th April 1695
Mortgage of £4000 for 2500 years
1) Roger Chapman and Thomas Chapman his son and heir apparent
2) Robert Jolly, Esq.,
All the Manor of Caldecott etc as described in the Mortgage of Feb 1691. The messuage then in the occupation of Elizabeth White, now of John Goreham, and the cottages are in the occupation of Thomas Brinley, William Dindley and .... Manton.

15th October 1699
By Indorsement on the above Robert Jolly acknowledged that he had received £4220 from Robert and Thomas Chapman in full payment of the Mortgage and he now released to them the property and the residue of the term of 2500 years

DB100/2 (Inserted here) 14th April 1701
"Newport B" "Premes in Newport and Linford
Conveyance for £300
1) Roger Chapman
2) Rd Chapman
All the 2 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 Mt Worralls (Terrier of further lands follow)

24th July 1702
By his Will Roger Chapman devised to Roger Chapman, the son of his son Thomas, all his lands and tenements in Hanslope, Castlethorpe in Bucks and Roade and Hartwell in Northants, and he gave his Daughter ... Taylor his lands and tenements in Great Linford, Lavendon, Brayfield and Warrington, Bucks.
All the rest of his Manors, lands and tenements and all other goods and chattels he gave to his son Thomas who was to pay all his debts etc and the following legacies
£50 pa to grandson Roger until his father settles the estate at Hanslope on him.
£500 to Elizabeth Chapman his granddaughter
£300 apiece to his granddaughters Mary and Rebecca Chapman
£500 apiece to his grandsons Thomas and George Chapman
He directs his son Thomas to present his (the testators) son Richard to the Rectory of Denham
£100 apiece to his grandchildren Roger and Mary Chetall?
To his daughter Taylor all the money her husband owed him
£500 to his granddaughter Dumass £20 pa for her maintenance in the meantime
£50 to his granddaughter Rebecca daughter of his late son Roger
£10 to Victoria Chapman
£5 to her sister Alice
£10 to his cousin Rowland
40 shillings apiece to his servants and to the Poor whatever his Executors thought fit

18th January 1703
Mortgage for £400 for a term of 1000years
1) Thomas Chapman
2) John Tabor
The Close called Mill Leys containing 24a.

28th November 1704
Mortgage for £1000 for a term of 500years
1) Thomas Chapman
2) Francis Duncombe Esq.,

"All that messuage or tenement with Appurtenances in Caldecott, in the occupation of .... Grace and a cottage and pightle there in the occupation of William Dudley, and 2 Closes of pasture containing 30a on the backside of the cottage and pightle, and several Closes of Pasture ground and Arable land called Barley Piece, Hopyard Ground, and the Hill Ground in the occupation of Richard Adams and Roger Chevall, and 2 Closes of Pasture ground called the Great Green and the Little Green in the occupation of ..... Grace, and 3 other cottages or tenements with yards, orchards, Closes, and pightles unto the same belonging in the occupation of Thomas Brimly, William Dudley and Richard Adams, and a Plot or piece of pasture ground called the Little Green being used in Common with the said cottages and also a Close of Arable or pasture called Long Furlong and all Tythes and Tenths arising out of the same premises and all and singular the messuages, Closes, Cottages, Lands and Hereditaments whatsoever comprised in an Indenture of Purchase dated 20th Sept 1688.

10th March 1706 Same as DB100/3
1) John Tabor
2) Thomas Chapman
3) Sir Lacon William Child Hart and William Rogers Esq, two Masters in Chancery

Recites Mortgage of Jan 1703 and that the £400 was required by John Tabor as legatee of Elizabeth Tabor formerly Elizabeth White his late mother deceased from he said Thomas Chapman and was a debt due to her by Thomas White her grandfather's Will dated 8th Aug 1670, whereby the lands hereafter listed and other lands of Thomas White were charged with £300 to the said Elizabeth and were afterwards purchased by the said Roger Chapman deceased father of the said Thomas Chapman charged with the said debt which on 18th January 1703 was in Arrears of Interest increased to £400 paid by party 3 to Tabor at the request of Chapman. Party 3 now hold the remainder f the term of 1000years
In consideration of a further £122 paid to Chapman by party 3 he assigned to them the Horse Close for the remainder of the term of 1000 years

March 1706
Affidavit by Thomas Chapman the Mill Leys was worth £38 pa and that Horse Close £12 pa and they were part of the Manor of Caldecote

19th February 1707
Chapman has not repaid the Mortgage to Francis Duncombe and he now charges the Cottages, Closes and lands with the repayment of it and the interest.

11th March 1709
Agreement by Thomas Chapman to pay Sir Lacon William Child Hart and William Rogers Esq at 6% interest.

20th August 1711
Chapman borrows a further £72 10 from Duncombe making a total of £1600.

DB100/4 (Inserted here) 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 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 Also another Cottage and lands in Caldecott in the occupation of William Dudley, plus lands detailed in Terrier. Also that Thomas borrowed a further £300 and had repaid some of this and now repays £71 10s 0d

19th May 1712
Chapman has not repaid the £1600 with interest at 6% to Duncombe.
Several legacies were due to Ann Duncombe spinster the daughter of Francis Duncombe, these amounted to £6000 and of this £5000 had come into the hands of her father. Ann has agreed to take an Assignment of the Mortgage of £1600 as part of the £5000. All Mortgaged premises now assigned to her for the residue of the 500years.

DB100/5 Inserted here 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 and 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

5th April 1714
Recites proposed marriage between Ann Duncombe and John Robinson, Esq., and that the Principal and Interest on that Mortgage was to be paid to Robinson as part of the marriage portion of Ann.

6th February 1716
Chapman repays £600, part of the £1600 to Robinson.

18th Dec 1718
Mortgage Assigned by Robinson to Mary Howe

28th March 1724
Mortgage Assigned by Mary Howe to Francis Nichols for residue of the 500years

4th March 1724
Mortgage of £1600 to Thomas and Roger Chapman from Nathaniel Halhead for a term of 1000years on the same property as Mortgaged in 1713, this sum is used to repay Shepherd see below

5th and 6th March 1724
Following the Mortgage of previous day Mary Shepherd Mortgage is Assigned to Halhead who pays her £1294 5s 4d from the £1600 Mortgage he gave to the Chapmans, with repayment of Mortgage to Mary Shepherd John Mark is the trustee to attend the inheritance, the Chapmans get the balance of £300.

DB100/7 Inserted here 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

4th Sept 1727
Recites above Mortgage and that the Chapmans now borrow a further £300 from Halhed

20th and 21st April 1730
1) Nathaniel Halhed
2) John Mark
3) Thomas and Roger Chapman
4) Edward Turner
5) Jacob Sawbridge

Recites above Mortgages, and that there is now due to Halhed £2137 10s 0d, to Francis Nicholls £1686, Turner pays this and also gives £196 to the Chapmans, making a total of £4000 now owed by them. The Mortgage is now assigned to Turner and his trustee Sawbridge.

DB34/1 (Inserted here) 13th Nov 1724
Mrs Dinah Pomfrett's Marriage Settlement,

1) Benjamin Pomfrett, gent the son and heir of Thomas Pomfrett late NP, gent and Mary his wife both deceased.
2) Dinah Halhed of Petersham, Surrey, spinster
3) Nathaniel Halhed of Petersham, gent her father and John Marke of Petersham, gent.
Dinah's marriage portion is £2000 in return Benjamin RL to her father and John Marke
"Messuage, yards, gardens, malthouse, dovehouse and Appurtenances in his occupation and also 3 Yardlands in TICKFORD Field containing 109a 3r which land is now in the occupation of Richard Perrott, John Purratt and Thomas Wilkinson.
And also several lands in TICKFORD Field containing 6a and several parcels of Meadow in TICKFORD Field containing 5a 1r, also a Close of pasture or Inclosed ground called Laramore Close,
And Also Elm Close

All the above are in the tenure and occupation of Benjamin. Pomfrett.
Also 3 cottages, orchard and Appurtenances in TICKFORD End in the occupation of Thomas Davis, Thomas Windmill and William Symons.
Also all that Brickiln and the ground belonging to it now in the occupation of Thomas Wilkinson".
Witnesses: Charles Halhed and Jemima Halhed.
Copy made by William Elley and Charles Elley clerks to Mr Alexander, Lincolns Inn.

(The Halheads and John Marke became involved in Caldecott due to Dinah's marriage to Pomfrett)

DB100/8 Inserted here 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
Now Halhead assigns the Mortgage to Sawbridge for £2137 10s 0d

21st June 1731
Recites that Thomas and Roger Chapman borrowed a further £1000 from Turner on 21st April 1730.

15th December 1732
By his Will Edward Turner gave his trustees and Executors (his brother Elias (who died in Edward's lifetime), Edward Turner his nephew and William Steele) the sum of £50,000 to lay out for the purchase of Manors, lands etc for his grand nephew Edward Turner now Sir Edward Turner when he got to 21 years of age, to hold for his life and then to go to his first and other sons in tail male.

DB100/10 (Inserted here) 24th Sept 1735
Assignment of £200 charges on Mr Chapman’s estate from Miss Catherine Chapman to Archibald Cochram Esq and Mr Joshua Young in Trust.

28th March 1737
Edward Turner died

28th March 1739
The devisee Edward Turner attained the age of 21

9th August 1740
The legacy of £50,000 plus interest is now £51,542, this is awarded to Edward Turner by the Court of Chancery

19th December 1740
Indenture Confirming that Turner's Legacy included the Chapman Mortgage on which interest of £478 11s 8d was now due

7th August 1739
In Court of Chancery Robert Hall on behalf of himself and the other Judgement Creditors of Roger Chapman and Henry Voyes and Rebecca his wife one of the daughters of Thomas Chapman. Creditors include Thomas Foster, Thomas Harris and Catherine his wife, John Turner, William Steele, Thomas Robertson, George Wright, John Scrivener, George Johnson, Susannah Liveret, Frances Parish, John Tortine, Martha Worrall, John Willey, John Cripp and William Lamback.

Chancery decided that the estates of Roger Chapman except in Purpool Lane should be sold and the money arising from the sale be paid into the bank and a Receiver was to be appointed and further directions reserved until after the Masters Report.

17th March 1740
Report of the Master confirmed that £7565 4s 7d was due to John Turner and Richard Steele

2nd March 1742
Caldecott Estate advertised for Sale and sold at £9500

15th March 1743
The Master Edwards to make a separate report on what was due in respect of the charges and demands on the Estate under the Will of Roger Chapman deceased

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.
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 (Inserted here) 3rd May 1745
RL From Joshua Young, Thomas Harris, Clerk of Northfleet, Kent and Catherine his wife one of the daughters of Richard Chapman, and Richard Chapman, clerk son of the said Richard Chapman. Repayment of Catherine's legacy. Recites previous Mortgages, and gives family information, etc.

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

The Abstract gives further RL's from Creditors. These include £241 9s 9d to Catherine Foster executrix of Thomas Foster
£30 to Mary executrix of Ann Hartley
£74 to George Wright
£175 19s 1d to John Willey
£296 16s 2d to David Thomas

DB100/12 (Inserted here) 2nd May 1746
RL £74 (The Abstract also recites the L of previous day)
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 (Inserted here) 2nd May 1746
Assignment 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"
Same as DB100/13

DB100/19 1st June 1747
L for 1 year The Manor of Caldecott
The RL of 2nd June is recited in the Abstract of Title
Conveyance for £10,000
1) John Pardoe of London, merchant
2) Sir Edward Turner of Ambroseden, Oxon, Bart

The Manor of Caldecote and Manor House of Caldecott and all and singular the premises conveyed to Pardoe and comprised in the Indenture of 2nd May 1746.
(Except 6 several cottages and gardens at NP, 4 of which were late in the tenures of Richard Ping, James Pain Mary Cole, and Francis Warwick, and the other 2 adjoin thereto or some or one of them.
Also except a small piece of land in NP (whereon some cottages which are now ruined lately stood) in the possession of Marmaduke West and a Ley of ground in NP late in the possession of Robert Nichols.

The RL of 2nd June 1747 is not present. (But is recited in the Abstract of Title)

14th August 1750
Agreement between John Pardoe, in behalf of Sir Edward Turner, and Mr WILLIAM Backwell. Contracted that Backwell pays £10,000 for the Manor and the premises which were conveyed to Turner in June 1747, and detailed in a Schedule attached to the RL of 2nd June 1747. Purchase to be completed by 30th of November next, and if not completed by then Backwell to pay 4% interest on the £10,000 until it is.

(NEED TO CHECK ORIGINAL FIGURES)

THE SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO

The Manor of Caldecott and Royalties together with the Manor House & Gardens

The House and lands in occupation of James Truelove
£120
The Lands in occupation of John Church
£108 12s 6d
The lands in occupation of John Rawlins
£ 71
The House & Lands in occupation of Richard Norvill
£ 53
The Lands in occupation of Ralph Boyce
£ 23
The Lands in occupation of Richard Pilgrim
£ 36

The Proportion of Tythes paid by Marriot
£ 4 18s
Do " " " " " Mr Atterbury £3
£ 8 4s
Do " " " " " Mr Cripps
6s

The Rushes in the River let to Elizabeth Tandy
10s
£420 6s 6d

Deduct
Composition of Tythes to Sir Richard Atkins
£26
An Annuity to Mr Knapp
£ 8
Hospital Rent to Newport Pagnell
£ 2
Quit Rent to Mr Wright
4s
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£36 4s 0d
£384 2s 6d

"It don't appear by the Deeds stated in the foregoing Abstract how Sir Edward turner or those from whom he derives title became interested in the said several Rents amounting to £8 4s 0d payable to the above Estate in the name of Tythes nor how established nor how long such payments have been made Neither to any agreement produced touching the £26 pa paid to Sir Richard Atkins, the Impropriator of the Tythes of NP, as a Composition for Tithes out of the above Estate".

Further Mss note querying whether Sir Edward Turner can make a good title to William Backwell the purchaser

Final Mss note by N Fazakerby 23rd Nov 1750 confirming that in his opinion Turner can make a Good Title to the Estate.

1755 INSERTED HERE

From DB203 Deeds to land in Marsh End, which is the Ley of 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 to for £80.

DB185/1-19
DEEDS TO PROPERTY ON THE GREEN, MARSH END,
AND LAND IN THE PORTFIELD 1701-1840,
INCLUDES TERRIER OF LANDS IN PORTFIELD.

DB185/1 12th and 13th Jan 1701

Copy (25.9.1839 by Thomas Paine and J.R.Carr Clerks to Lucas and Powell) of Marriage Settlement by L and RL
Witnesses: Ann Croton and J. Foster

1) Joseph Cripps, yeoman
2) Avis James Daughter of Mark James
3) Mark James, butcher and Edward Cripps, gent

Whereas a marriage is intended between Joseph and Avice, Joseph grants the following property to Mark James and Edward Cripps as Trustees.

A Messuage with orchard, 2 gardens, and a Close of pasture containing 1a on the Greene in NP now in the occupation of Sarah Cripps and Robert Woodward. The Close of Thomas Pursell on the S; the house and ground of Sarah Cripps which she lately purchased of Mark James on the N.

B Also another Cottage with barne and garden and a Close containing 1a on the Greene now in the several occupation of Sarah Cripps and Katherine Ridgley widow, which said cottage belongs to Sarah Cripps and is the one she purchased of Mark James, butcher and which adjoining the lane leading to Bryers Hedge.

Also several pieces of Arable and meadow in Portfield and the Common Meadows containing 13a now in the several occupation of Sarah and Edward Cripps.

In Pitwell Field
Half acre on Reddish Furlong the land of the Earl of Anglesey S; and of Samuel Potter N.
Half acre on Reddish Furlong the land of the Roger Chapman N; and Martha Worrall S.
1 land and 1 rood on Ashway Hill Furlong the land of Earl of Anglesey S; and Martha Worrall N.
1 rood on Bandland Furlong the land of Roger Chapman N and S.
1 land on Long Woodlands Furlong the land of Martha Worrall N and S.

In Lins Field
1 and a half a lying together in Mitchbrooke Furlong the land of Samuel Potter E; and Mr Gibbs W.
Half acre on Faxon Furlong the land of Samuel Potter N; and the land of Roger Chapman S.
1 Rood on Faxon Furlong the land of Thomas Pursell N; and the land of Roger Chapman S.
1 Rood on Faxon Furlong the land of William Foskett N; and the land of Thomas Pursell S.
2 lands cony 1 acre on Marchill Furlong the land of Roger Chapman N; and the land of Samuel Potter S.
Half acre on Marchill Furlong the land of Roger Chapman N; and the land of William Foskett S.

In Green Grove Field
Half acre on Gore Furlong the land of Sir Richard Atkins N; and the land of St John's Hospital S.
Half acre on Gore Furlong the land of Earl of Anglesey N; and the land of Thomas Potter S.
Half acre on Hay Furlong the land of Thomas Potter N; and the land of Roger Chapman S.
3 lands containing 1 and half acres lying on Norman's Hedge Furlong
the land of Roger Chapman N; and the land of St Johns Hospital S.
Half acre on Middle Furlong the land of Martha Worral S; and the land of Thomas Withers N.
Half acre on Bare Furlong the land of St Johns Hospital N; and the land of Thomas Ruffhead S.
Half acre on Green Grove Furlong the land of Roger Chapman E; and the land of William Foskett W.
Half acre on Green Grove Furlong the land of Roger Chapman E; and the land of William Foskett W.
Half acre of Meadow Ground in the West Meadow abutting towards the planke that leads to Gayhurst Mill, the meadow of Mrs Elizabeth Smith on E; and of Samuel Potter W.
Half acre in the same shooting right against the Osier Bed there, the meadow ground of Earl of Anglesey on the E; and of Sir Richard Atkins W.
Together with all outhouses, barns etc and together with all Deeds and Writings for this land. All which premises were settled on Joseph Cripps by Sarah Cripps his mother and the said Edward Cripps by Indenture dated 3rd Aug 1697. All which premises are now or were late in the several tenures of Sarah Cripps, Edward Cripps, Robert Inggerham and Richard Ridgeley.
To hold to the Trustees until the marriage takes place and then to Joseph Cripps for life and then to Avice for her life and then to their heirs.

DB185/2 1st and 2nd May 1707
Bargain and Sale by L and RL for £48 (Copy 25.9.1839 by Thomas Paine and J.R.Carr Clerks to Lucas and Powell)

1) Edward Pursell of Buckingham lacemerchant, Richard Pursell lacebuyer son and heir of Thomas Pursell late of NP lacebuyer and Thomas Pursell another son of the same
2) John Waller gent, as trustee
3) Joseph Cripps lacebuyer
All that Close in Green End containing 1a known by the name of Eaglesfield, The ground of Thomas Chapman S; and adjoining to the ground of Joseph Cripps on N; the Common Ground there lying on the E; and the Common Field called Portfield in the W.

DB185/3 16th Dec 1709
Deeds to lead to the Uses of a Fine Pursell et al to Cripps (Copy 25.9.1839 by Thomas Paine and J.R.Carr Clerks to Lucas and Powell)

DB185/4 2nd and 3rd Aug 1736
Lease and Marriage Settlement (Copy 25.9.1839 by Thomas Paine and J.R.Carr Clerks to Lucas and Powell)
1) Marke Cripps of Leadenhall St, London, pewterer
2) Mary Wharton of Guildford Surrey, spinster

3) Thomas Cripps, gent
In anticipation of Marriage between 1 and 2 Thomas Cripps gives them

A Messuage with orchard, 2 gardens, and a Close of pasture containing 1a on the Greene in NP now in the occupation of William Pollard. The Close late of Thomas Pursell now of Marke Cripps on the S; the house and ground of Marke Cripps formerly of Sarah Cripps which she purchased of Mark James on the N.

B Also another Cottage with barne and garden and a Close containing 1a on the Greene now in the occupation of Richard Ridgley which said cottage formerly belonged to Sarah Cripps and is the one she purchased of Mark James, butcher and which is adjoining the lane leading to Bryers Hedge.

Also several pieces of Arable and meadow in Portfield and the Common Meadows containing 13a now in the several occupation of Sarah and Edward Cripps, as described in the Terrier in DB 185/1.

DB185/5 1736
Fine: lands as above and lands in North Crawley (Copy 25.9.1839 by Thomas Paine and J.R.Carr Clerks to Lucas and Powell)

DB185/6 10th Oct 1771
RL of Tithes (Copy 25.9.1839 by Thomas Paine and J.R.Carr Clerks to Lucas and Powell)

1) John Harris, butcher, John Wilson, butcher and John Bryce of Redbourn, Herts, Innholder who are the devisees under the Will of John Haddon late of NP yeoman.
2) Marke Cripps

By his Will of 8.9.1770 John Haddon left his Tythes on land in the Town and Portfield of NP to Harris, Wilson and Bryce.
Witnesses: George Pitt Hurst and James Burt his clerk.

DB185/7&8 18th and 19th Oct 1787
Sale by L and RL for £900
(Copy 25.9.1839 by Thomas Paine and J.R.Carr Clerks to Lucas and Powell)
1) Hugh Willeatt Cowley of Broughton, yeoman and Sarah his wife, devisee in the Will of Marke Cripps late of NP, who was the son and heir of Joseph Cripps yeoman deceased by his wife Avice formerly Avice James spinster also a devisee in the Will of Joseph Cripps late of NP who was the son and heir of Sarah Cripps

2) Richard Higgins of NP Innholder and Wren Higgins of Kingsthorpe, Innholder his trustee

A Messuage with orchard, 2 gardens, and a Close of pasture containing 1a on the Greene in NP formerly in the occupation of William Pollard, then Abraham Mills and now of John Cadman.

B Also another Cottage now converted and used as a barn and a Close containing 1a on the Greene formerly in the occupation of Richard Ridgley now of John Cadman

Also all that Close in Green End containing 1a known by the name of Eaglesfield now laid into 2 Closes and used as 1 Close. The ground of late of John Cripps and now of Elizabeth Cripps S; part of the lane leading to the Bryer Hedge on the N; the Common Green on the E; and the Common Field called Portfield in the W.

Also another Close formerly 2 Closes in Marsh End adjoining a toft on which a House lately stood called or known by the name of the Red House, the Close called Stone Wall Close in which the Red House lately stood lying on the one side and a piece called St John's Piece on the other.

Also the several pieces of Arable and meadow in Portfield and the Common meadows containing 13a, as described in the Terrier in DB 185/1.

DB185/9 1787
Fine Higgins and Cowley re above

DB185/10 21st and 22nd March 1809
Mortgage by L and RL for £3100 (Copy 25.9.1839 by Thomas Paine and J.R.Carr Clerks to Lucas and Powell)
1) Rd Higgins of Wavendon, Innholder
2) Abraham Barratt of Little Linford, grazier and John Williams of Little Linford, grazier his trustee

A Messuage with orchard, 2 gardens, and a Close of pasture containing 1a on the Greene in NP formerly in the occupation of William Pollard, then Abraham Mills then of John Cadman and now of John Barker.

B Also another Cottage now converted and used as a barn and a Close containing 1a on the Greene formerly in the occupation of Richard Ridgley then of John Cadman and now of Abraham Bennett

Also all that Close in Green End containing 1a known by the name of Eaglesfield now laid into 2 Closes and used as 1 Close. The ground of late of John Cripps, then of Elizabeth Cripps and now of Barnard Levi S; part of the lane leading to the Bryer Hedge on the N; the Common Green on the E; and the late Open Field called the Portfield in the W.

Also another Close formerly 2 Closes in Marsh End adjoining a toft on which a House lately stood called or known by the name of the Red House, the Close called Stone Wall Close in which the Red House lately stood lying on the one side and a piece called St John's Piece on the other.

Also that End plot, piece or parcel in Lins Field containing 22a 3r 27 perches, bounded on the SE by the allotment of Samuel Greatheed and Anne his wife; on part of the NE by an allotment awarded for a public Stone and Gravel Pit, on the remaining part of the NE by the 4th allotment of Sir John Buchanan Riddle; on the NW by the allotment of Richard Higgins in lieu of Tythes and on every other part by the R. Ouzel.

Also a plot in Lins Field and Dods Meadow containing 16a 3r 8p bounded on the SE by the allotment of Richard Higgins; on the NE and N by the allotment of Sir John Buchanan Riddle and on every other part by the R. Ouzel.

Which several plots are now divided into 3 Closes and were late in the occupation of Richard Higgins, since of Anne Higgins and now of Abraham Barratt and were on the late division and enclosure of the Portfield allotted to Richard Higgins.

DB185/11-12 25th and 26th May 1810
Sale by L and RL for £630

1) Abraham Barratt of Little Linford, grazier and John Williams of Little Linford, grazier his trustee
2) Thomas Kilpin, ironmonger and William Barker, draper his trustee

A Messuage with orchard, 2 gardens, and a Close of pasture containing 1a on the Greene in NP formerly in the occupation of William Pollard, then Abraham Mills then of John Cadman and now of John Barker.

B Also another Cottage now converted and used as a barn and a Close containing 1a on the Greene formerly in the occupation of Richard Ridgley then of John Cadman now of Abraham Barratt

Also all that Close in Green End containing 1a known by the name of Eaglesfield now laid into 2 Closes and used as 1 Close. The ground of late of John Cripps then of Elizabeth Cripps and now of Barnard Levi S; part of the lane leading to the Bryer Hedge on the N; the Common Green on the E; and the Common Field called Portfield in the W.
There is a Covenant for Barratt to produce the Deeds to the property and there is a Schedule of the Deeds at the end of the document

DB185/13 1824
Copy of Extracts from the Will of Richard Higgins, late of Sherington, gent.
"... to my brother William Higgins all my Closes and land etc in NP for life and to Ann Higgins the widow of my late nephew Ren Higgins deceased an annuity of £20 and to Mary Jakeman my housekeeper an annuity of £30 both to be paid out of the income from my lands in NP and Ann and Mary have powers of entry and distress in case of nonpayment...... also mentions bequests to nephew Thomas Higgins and after the death of my brother William Higgins I give land etc to my nephew Richard Higgins"
Will proved at Canterbury 17th May 1824 by John Rogers and Henry Lucas Executors.

DB185/14 10th Oct 1839
1) Richard Higgins
2) Revd Thomas Palmer Bull and William Bateman Bull
Grant of Tithes on premises in the Green for £20 and covenant to produce the deeds of L and RL dated 21st and 22nd March 1809

DB185/15 and 17 28th and 29th Oct 1839
Conveyance for £950
1) Revd Thomas Palmer Bull and William Bateman Bull, as Trustees under the Will of Thomas Kilpin, deceased
2) William Levi
Will of Thomas Kilpin dated 13.5.1834
Property is all as above and the tithes

DB185/16
Description of property from Will of Thomas Kilpin

A Messuage now divided into and used as 2 cottages with orchard, 2 gardens, and a Close of pasture containing 1a on the Greene formerly in the occupation of Abraham Mills then of John Cadman and now of John Barker.

B Also the site of the other Cottage converted and used as a barn and a Close containing 1a on the Greene formerly in the occupation of Richard Ridgley then of John Cadman since of Abraham Barratt adjoining the lane leading to the Bryers Hedge and a Close in Green End containing 1a known by the name of Eaglesfield, all in the occupation of Thomas Plackett, John Knight and Thomas Lockwood. Also 5 cottages since erected upon part of the premises by Thomas Kilpin and in the Tenures of Thomas Allbright, William Keep, Thomas Bluck, Thomas Baxter and George Bluck.

DB185/18 and 19 11th and 12th May 1840
Sale by L and RL for £65
1) Charles Henry Hardy of Bath, Dr of Physick
2) William Levi gent
Piece of ground formerly waste containing half an acre "which was upwards of 20 years ago fenced off by Charles Marius Hardy the father of Charles, with all the Willow trees and other trees now standing and grgrowing".

(See DB24/2 which is an Abstract of Title drawn up by Lucas and Powell in 1846).

DB186/1-9
DEEDS TO TWO COTTAGES A BARN AND A CLOSE
IN THE GREEN END
1791-1834

DB186/1-2 19th and 20th April 1791
Bargain and Sale by L and RL for £130

1) George Pitt Hurst, gent the sole heir and devisee of the Will of John Hurst late of NP gent, deceased
2) Richard Higgins, Innholder

Two Cottages, a barn and a little pightle of Enclosed pasture adjoining containing 1a in Green End late in the occupation of John Haddon deceased and now of Richard Higgins. The Green on the N; Marsh End Lane on the E; the ground of Patrick Renny and ..... on the W.
Witnesses: George Cooch and William Whitworth clerks to Mr Hurst

DB186/3 2nd Jan 1809
Draft of Feoffment drawn up by Arrowsmith (See next deed).

DB186/4 2nd Jan 1809
Feoffment for £210
1) Richard Higgins, late of NP now of Wavendon Sands, Innholder
2) John Castledine, butcher
3) William Jefferson leather dresser the trustee for Castledine
4) Joseph Arrowsmith, gent

Two Cottages, a barn and a little pightle of Enclosed pasture adjoining containing 1a in Green End sometime since in the occupation of John Haddon deceased, late of Richard Higgins. The Green on the N; The ground formerly of Richard Perrott since of Thomas Holt and now of Joseph Redden on the S; Marsh End Lane on the E; the ground late of Patrick Renny and ..... on the W.
Witnesses: James and Joseph Arrowsmith

DB186/5 6th Feb 1809
Mortgage from Edward Jefferson to John Castledine for term of 1000years

DB186/6 24th Dec 1817
Assignment of Mortgage for the remainder of the term of 1000 years and to obtain £250 with interest
1) William Jefferson by direction of John Castledine
2) George Line
Line pays £80 to Jefferson and £170 to Castledine
Property as above
Witnesses: Henry Lucas and Edward Heley

DB186/7 24th Dec 1817
Abstract of Mortgage goes back to DB186/5 1809

DB186/8 and 9 7th and 8th August 1834
L and RL and Assignment of the Mortgage to secure £4000 plus interest.
1) Thomas Hollis of Oxford St, Middx, pork butcher and Charlotte his wife
2) William Jefferson, leather dresser
3) John Castledine, butcher
4) Rd King Watts of Bermondsey, Surrey, gent
5) William George Watts of Dean St, Southwark, gent
Recites the earlier deeds back to 1809 description of property is the same.
Details of descent of the property to Charlotte Hollis, Richard King Watts is new Mortgagee and pays £50 to Charlotte and Thomas Hollis, £150 to John Castledine, provides £470 in total.
Witnesses: Matthew Castledine and Joseph Arrowsmith

There are two whole page endorsements;

First "To all to whome these presents shall come the within named John Castledine sends greetings, recites death of Richard King Watts on 4th Aug 1836 and his Will of 11th Feb 1836. He appointed Richard Watts and George Watts as his Executors. On 19th March 1839 JC repaid £120 to Watts in part discharge of the Mortgage leaving balance of £280, and his interest payments were up to date.

Secondly at the head of the page "203 Wilford and Castledine"

Whereas by indents of RL and Assignment of the 10th Feb 1844
1) John Castledine
2) Richard Watts
3) George Watts
4) Charles Wilford
5) Richard Parker

Recites details of all the earlier Mortgages, Parker is new Mortgagee
Two cottages on the Green formerly one tenement then two cottages and after divided into and occupied as three dwelling houses and then again converted into two cottages. Formerly in the occupation of John Haddon, since of Richard Higgins, William Coles, William Abbott and John Knight, then of Charles Wilford and .... Griggs. The Cottage in the occupation of Charles Wilford next adjoining the messuage, butchers shop and premises in occupation John Castledine. To hold to Charles Wilford (CW)) for life with remainder to Richard Parker during the life of CW and in trust for CW.

DB187 /1-18
DEEDS TO NEWPORT PAGNELL CANAL COMPANIES WHARF
AND PREMISES ON THE GREEN AT NEWPORT PAGNELL 1817-1869,
INCLUDES AGREEMENTS TO EXTEND WHARF.
(See DB243)

DB187/1 12th November 1817
AGREEMENT TO EXTEND WHARF
1) The NP Canal Co
2) John Scrivener of Stantonbury, Samuel Wright Barringer and Thomas Tarry of Lathbury, coal merchants
Agreed lawful for (2) to enter the land of (1) at the end of the NE branch of the NP Canal and of the wharf belonging to (1) in the occupation of William and John Keep, to excavate, dig and continue and extend the said Branch in width of 16ft and to make a recess for the purpose of admitting boats, barges or other vessels in a NE direction in and through and over the said ground and across the road leading to the house of (1) in the occupation of George Labrum into a piece of ground belonging to William Lucas and which (2) have agreed to buy from him and upon which a Wharf, Warehouses and other buildings are immediately intended to be constructed, erected and built by (2). Such recess to extend for 120ft from the present termination of the said Branch of the Canal. Several pages of conditions follow.

DB187/2 5th Nov 1819
Conveyance
1) The NP Canal Co
2) John Scrivener of Stantonbury, Samuel Wright Barringer and Thomas Tarry of Lathbury, coal merchants
3) Edward Cleaver, draper, trustee for Scrivener
4) William Lucas, gent
The Recess is now dug and (1) sells the land to (2)

DB187/3&4 4th and 5th Nov 1819
L and Conveyance of plot of land for £210
1) William Lucas
2) John Scrivener of Stantonbury, Samuel Wright Barringer and Thomas Tarry of Lathbury, coal merchants
3) Edward Cleaver, grocer
This is William Lucas's land adjacent to Canal
Plot of land on the Green containing 1a 0r 15p whereon a messuage or tenement, wharf and certain buildings had been lately erected and built by Scrivener, Barringer and Tarry, being part of a certain piece of ground of 2a 1r and 9p which was allotted to George Viscount Valentia, on the enclosure of the Portfield for his 2nd allotment which he sold to William Lucas on 1st June 1808. And which land was fenced off by a quick set hedge from the other land of William Lucas on the west part thereof and was particularly delineated in a plan in the margin of the original indenture.
Details of rights of way for Scrivener, Barringer and Tarry, and the owners and occupiers of the messuage and tenants and close on the Green, and the NP Canal Co, and their tenants, servants and workmen and to and for all and every person and persons whomsoever who shall navigate, barges or other vessels upon the said canal with horses carts and carriages or without to and from the public highway or lane there called Petts Lane into and by and upon through over and from the road or way made or intended to be made at the back of the newly erected messuage or tenement and buildings of the said Scrivener, Barringer and Tarry of the breadth of 12 feet from the wall of the said messuage or tenement and yard then erected and used by them as a Wharf, as the same is more particularly shown on the plan in the margin of the original indenture.

DB187/5&6 5th and 6th April 1821
L and Conveyance for £423
1) Joseph Kitelee of Castlethorpe, Thomas Tarry of Paulerspury, yeoman and Thomas Tarry the younger of Lathbury, the Devisees of John Scrivener
2) Samuel Wright Barringer
One third part of the Wharf and of a Cottage with outhouses situated on the Green

DB187/7&8 5th and 6th April 1821
L and Conveyance for £423
1) Thomas Tarry the younger of Lathbury
2) Samuel Wright Barringer
One third part of the Wharf and of a Cottage with outhouses situated on the Green.

DB187/9 23rd March 1822
Conveyance by Feoffment for consideration of 10 shillings
1) The NP Canal Co
2) Samuel Wright Barringer
3) Edward Cleaver, draper
4) Henry Lucas
Feoffment to (2) of the piece of land which had been conveyed to (3) by Feoffment 5.11.1819 Recites DB187/7&8

DB187/10&11 25th and 26th March 1822
Mortgage for £1000 (Abstract DB243 says £1600 which is incorrect)
Samuel Wright Barringer mortgages the property to Miss Elizabeth Price, spinster.
Recites all earlier deeds. Property Mortgaged is
"All that newly erected messuage and outbuildings, stables, and appurtenances situate on the Green, and all that Wharf on the NE extremity of the NP Canal and adjoining the said messuage and premises together with the yard, warehouses, basin, quay, landing places, weighing engine and other appurtenances.

Which said premises are called by the name Accommodation Wharf and were erected and built and made by John Scrivener deceased, Samuel Wright Barringer and Thomas Tarry on plots of land which they had purchased.

Also the garden adjoining the messuage and wharf at the south side thereof being the other remaining part of the plot conveyed by L and Conveyance of 4th and 5th Nov 1819. The Cottage lately erected thereon in the occupation of Freeman.
26th September 1825 Endorsement on above for a further mortgage of £200 from Elizabeth Price.

DB187/12 &13
Samuel Wright Barringer to Miss Elizabeth Price
Bonds for £1000 and £200 respectively.

DB187/14 & 15 29th and 30th Nov 1826
Further mortgage by L and RL for £500
1) Samuel Wright Barringer, late of NP now of St John Street, London, Innkeeper
2) Thomas Adams, yeoman of Wavendon
Property as above subject to previous mortgages

DB187/16 & 17 10th and 11th Oct 1828
Conveyance by L, RL and Conveyance
1) Thomas Adams
2) Samuel Wright Barringer
3) Miss Elizabeth Price

Recites previous mortgages, property is now conveyed to Elizabeth Price the Mortgagee who pays Barringer £100 and Adams £500.

Property now described as
"All that newly erected messuage or tenement with the outhouses, buildings, stables, and appurtenances situate on the Green,
And all that Wharf at the North Eastern extremity of the NP Canal and adjoining the said messuage and premises,

Together with the yard, warehouses, Basin, Quay, landing places, weighing engines and other appurtenances which premises were called or known by the name of the Accommodation Wharf as the same were then in the tenure of occupation of messrs Keep and Labrum and Company.

Which said premises are called by the name Accommodation Wharf and were erected and built and made by John Scrivener deceased, Samuel Wright Barringer and Thomas Tarry on plots of land which they had purchased.

Also the garden adjoining the messuage and wharf at the south side thereof being the other remaining part of the plot conveyed by L and Conveyance of 4th and 5th Nov 1819. The Cottage lately erected thereon in the occupation of Freeman.

DB187/18 29th Sept 1869
Conveyance for £1000
1) Charles Eve Miller, the surviving trustee of Elizabeth Price
2) Elizabeth Ann Price, spinster
3) Mary Osborn, spinster and Thomas Osborn, gent

Recites that Elizabeth Price made her Will on 29.7.1859 and that in her Will she stated that she had some years since borrowed £250 of her brother Luke Price deceased and which sum belonged to his daughter Elizabeth Ann Price. So by her Will she left Elizabeth Ann the £250 with interest.

She devised all her lands, tenements wharf to her trustees George Scrivener, and Charles Eve who were to keep property in good repair out of the rents and profits, for her brother William Price during his life and then to Anna Maria his wife for her life and then to sell by Auction or Private Contract, and she appointed William Price as her sole Exec.

Elizabeth died 1861 and Will proved 1.9.1861 by William Price at Oxford.
George Scrivener died July 1865 and William and Anna Maria are both now deceased.
Charles Eve as surviving trustee has contracted to sell to Mary and Thomas Osborn for £1000.

(See DB33/8 for details of Auction on 16.6.1869 in which Wharf is Lot 3).

(I have added here the following Abstract of Title, which is from DB243/3 1869)

1877 An Abstract of Title of the NP Railway Company (NPRC) to Real Estate directed to be sold under the order of Vice Chancellor Hall dated 15th July 1876. Abstract was drawn up by Dorse Fowler and Co., 3, Victoria Street, Westminster.

As to lands purchased of Charles Eve as Devisee in Trust under the Will of Elizabeth Price deceased, part of which is surplus land acquired by the company under the NP Railway Act 1863 and situated in the parish of NP and containing 1r 17p.

Conveyance for £700 28th December 1870
1) Charles Eve, miller
2) Elizabeth Ann Price, spinster
3) The Newport Pagnell Railway Company

Recites that Elizabeth Price by her Will made 29.7.1859 charged her estate with payment to Elizabeth Ann Price her niece, of £250 plus interest and authorised her trustees to return the said sum out of the profits and rents of her estate as would make up the sum of £250 in four years from the time of her death.

She devised all her lands, tenements wharf to her trustees George Scrivener, (since deceased) and Charles Eve and their heirs as her executors. In trust for her brother William Price during his life and after to Anna Maria his wife for her life and after the decease of the survivor of them to the Trustees to sell by Auction or Private Contract, and she appointed William Price as her sole Exec.

Recites that Elizabeth died 1861 and her Will was proved 1.9.1861 by William Price at Oxford.
George Scrivener died July 1865, and Anna Maria died August 1864.

Recites that on the 27th June 1865 NPRC gave notice in writing under their Act to William Price that they to required to purchase and came to the following agreement with him “That the Company should and might abandon such part and so much of the land and hereditaments comprised in their notice as was not thereafter conveyed and that the said Company should lay down at their own expense a siding or sidings to and by the Wharf which was included in the said notice to Treat such siding or sidings o be made and lay down as the plan thereinafter referred to and thereon coloured Yellow and Blue with liberty to the owners or tenants for the time being of the said wharf their servants or workmen to load and unload on and from any such siding and that the siding coloured yellow on the plan being for exclusive use of William Price or owners or tenants of the said wharf and maintained at the expense William Price or the owners or tenants. And that the part coloured blue to be maintained by NPRC and William Price agreed to sell for £700 the piece of land thereinafter described”

William Price died February 1869, and Elizabeth Ann Price agreed to release the lands from the charge of £250 and interest.
Charles Eve then conveyed to the NPRC.
“All that piece of land with the cottage erected thereon and the garden belonging in the parish of NP as the same Charles Eve is described in the plan drawn in the margin of the Abstract of Title and coloured red and numbered 17”.

And secondly “All that Yard with the lime kiln and shed thereon adjoining the premises first described and delineated on the said plan and coloured red and numbered 19” Which premises 1st and 2nd contain 2r 8p

And thirdly “All that piece or strip of land containing 5p formerly part of the Dock or Basin situated near to the premises aforesaid and delineated on the plan and coloured red and numbered 19”

And which said premises intended to be conveyed were distinguished by nos 17, 19, and 19 in the Parliamentary Plan and in the Book of References deposited by the said Company with the Clerk for the Peace for the County of Bucks.

To have and to hold to the NPRC for ever.
Executed by Charles Eve and Elizabeth Ann Price and duly attested.

(The Schedule at the end of the abstract included all the deeds DB187/1 to DB187/17 above, DM).

DB188/1-12

DEEDS TO NEWLY ERECTED (1827) MESSUAGE ON THE GREEN
(NOW HIGH STREET) FRONTING ONTO THE BRITISH SCHOOL 1827-1874.
DB188/1 INCLUDES A NEWLY ERECTED COTTAGE (1827) ON A SITE
IN SILVER STREET NEXT TO THE THREE TUNS IN MARSH END.

DB188/1 1st February 1827
Mortgage of £100
1) Miss Lucy Petts, spinster
2) John Fountaine, victualler and boot and shoe maker

All the newly erected premises on the Green formerly in the occupation of John Marks, since of Hannah Spencer, late of George Simcox and now of Joseph Simcox. The messuage late of Thomas Eaglestone now of Robert Gamble on one side and the messuage of John Allbright on the other.

Also the newly erected cottage with the land on which it was built by William Marriott and on which another cottage or tenement formerly stood but which was long since taken down or tumbled down situated in the Marsh End. Which site or piece of ground whereon the said newly erected cottage was built is 24ft x 11ft as the same was formerly in the tenure or occupation of John Heeley, since of --- West, late of John Eaton and now of Lucy Petts. Bounded on the N by the tenement or public house the Three Tuns; on the E by the estate of James Pike; on the W by premises late occupied by Mike Lucas; and on the S by the public road.
Receipt for £100 received by Lucy from John.
Witnesses: George Cooch and Thomas Mills.

DB188/2&3 19th and 20th October 1829
Lease and Conveyance for £130, Receipt for £30 paid now and the balance by mortgage,
1) Miss Lucy Petts, spinster
2) John Fountaine, victualler and boot and shoe maker
3) William Jefferson, fell monger trustee for John Fountaine

All the newly erected premises on the Green formerly in the occupation of John Marks, since of Hannah Spencer, late of George Simcox and now of Joseph Simcox. The messuage late of Thomas Eaglestone now of Robert Gamble on one side and the messuage of John Allbright on the other.
Witnesses: Robert Cooch and Charles Hoddle Kipling.

DB188/4&5 20th and 21st June 1839
Conveyance for £155
1) John Fountaine, victualler
2) George Marshall, cordwainer
All that newly erected cottage on the Green and fronting towards the British School there, formerly in the occupations as above and now of Jone Coles. The messuage late of Thomas Eaglestone now of Robert Gamble on one side and the messuage of John Allbright on the other.
Witnesses: William Powell and Thomas Paine.

DB188/6 14th June 1841
Probate Will of George Marshall, shoemaker.
Leaves all to wife Jane, Witnesses: Henry Lucas and William Powell
Proved Archdeaconry Court of Bucks 14.6.1841.

DB188/7 3rd April 1843
Administration of the effects of Jane Marshall widow, granted to Thomas Mitchell the lawful second cousin and only next of kin.

DB188/8 7th June 1855
Probate Will of Thomas Mitchell, carpenter, written 19.9.1849.
Leaves all to wife Ann Brilliana,
Witnesses: Charles Wilford and Alf Mitchell.
Proved Archdeaconry Court of Bucks 7.6.1855.

DB188/9 3rd October 1861
Conveyance for £100
1) Ann Brilliana Mitchell widow
2) David Norris, gent
3) Charles William Powell, gent a trustee for David
All that messuage on the Green fronting towards the British School House, formerly in the occupations as above and now of Thomas Markham. The messuage formerly of Thomas Eaglestone late of Robert Gamble and recently pulled down and rebuilt on one side and the messuage late John Allbright now of John Bliss on the other.
Witnesses: B Rogers and G Mitchell.

DB188/10 8th April 1874
Conveyance for £122 (no receipt on deed)
1) Emma Woodward widow
2) Thomas Presland Samwell, coach trimmer

Recites above deed and that by his Will of 3.11.1871 David Norris left his estate to his executors Thomas Paine, gent and Richard Hayllar, grocer in trust to sell.
The messuage on the Green was now in the occupation of Thomas Mayne.

DB188/11 8th April 1874
“In Chancery”
Thomas Presland Samwell had paid the purchase price of the house into an account to be held pending a case “Norris v Woodward” in Court of Chancery.

DB188/12 1874
Abstract of Title of Mrs E Woodward heir of David Woodward of the messuage and premises on the Green.
Contains all above deeds DB188/1-11
Drawn up by A W Surtees, 35, Bedford Row, London

DB189/1-14
DEEDS RELATING TO GREEN FARM,
1829-63
(See also DB249 and DB255)

DB189/1 21st June 1829
Mortgage for £3000
1) Philip Hoddle Ward and Sarah his wife of Tickford Abbey
2) Joseph Thackeray of Bedford, Dr of Physic

Recites that Thomas Hooton late of Tickford Abbey by his Will of 16.3.1800 left his estate to his Daughter Sarah. That PHILIP HODDLE WARD had requested an advance from Thackeray on the estate and had asked his wife Sarah to join in this request.

Property to be mortgaged is:
Messuage or Farmhouse in Green End, also Close of Pasture at the N end of the Yard belonging to the House containing 4a and called ......, Bury Field on the W and N; Close late of George Pitt Hurst on S;
Also other Close of pasture lying on the NW side of the yard containing 3a called Dovehouse Close, The late Common Green on the W; a Close late of GPH and now of the Feoffees of Town Lands lying in the Lakes and Stoney Lands containing by estimation 32a 31p as the same was set out exclusive of the Publick Bridle Road passing over the same,
Also plots in the Portfield which together with the Messuage and old Inclosures constitute the Farm now held by and occupied by Luke Price as tenant of PHILIP HODDLE WARD.

There are endorsements on this deed to the effect that it had to be produced to A.J.Knapp in 1871 and to G.O.Price in 1879.

DB189/2 Fine re above

DB189/3 11th Oct 1830
Further Mortgage of £1400 property as above

DB189/4
Fine re above

DB189/5&6 22nd and 23rd November 1832
L and Transfer of Mortgage by the widow and son of Joseph Thackeray to Mary Harden of Bedford widow.
Thackeray had died 5/7/32

DB189/7
Copy of Will of Mary Harden leaving estate to her daughter Susan Manlove Thackeray of Bedford Widow.

DB189/8&9 14th and 15th Oct 1834
Conveyance
1) Susan Manlove Thackeray of Bedford, widow.
2) George Lucas
Property as above

DB189/10 Another copy of above

DB189/11 18th December 1861
Mortgage for £4000
1) George Lucas
2) John Folliott Powell, Albion Place, Hyde Park and the Revd Arnett Powell, Toft Rectory, Cambs.
Farm in occupation of Thomas Osborn
Gives good description of Closes and Lands

DB189/12 19th December 1861
Letter to George Lucas from George Collison and Revd George Morley the Executors of Robert Collison. Requesting Lucas to pay to George Cooch solicitor all principal and interest due by virtue of indenture 29.1.1850 between GL and RC.

DB189/13 18th December 1861
Assignment of Mortgage of £3000 and £1400 as further security for £4000 same as DB189/11 above.
1) George Lucas
2) John Folliott Powell, Albion Place, Hyde Park and the Revd Arnett Powell, Toft Rectory, Cambs.

DB189/14 18th June 1863
George Lucas obtains further Mortgage of £500 from the Powells

DB189/15
MANOR OF TICKFORD AND TICKFORD ABBEY ESTATE
ADMINISTRATION WITH THE WILL ANNEXED OF
THE EFFECTS OF SARAH WARD WIFE OF PHILIP HODDLE WARD
OF TICKFORD ABBEY DECEASED, 1832.

(This deed has become detached from Tickford bundles DB152-184)

DB189/15
Special Administration with the Will Annexed of the Effects of Sarah Ward wife of PHILIP HODDLE WARD deceased.
Copy of Will includes request to be buried in the Vault in the Garden of Tickford Abbey and that not any person except my husband PHILIP HODDLE WARD shall be buried therein. Will written 13.1.1824 proved 1.8.1832.
Witnesses: Edmund Goodwin, surgeon, John Hedge, carpenter and George Cooch attorney. Spell check above

DB190/1-2
DEEDS TO GOODWIN'S FARM HOUSE IN THE GREEN END, 1710,
AND 2 COTTAGES ON THE GREEN, 1858

DB190/1 1st November 1710
Conveyance for £70
1) Thomas Chapman of Caldecote, Esq
2) Gilbert Johnson, grocer
All that messuage in the Green End of NP commonly called Godwin's Farmhouse in the Tenure of Richard Pettit. The house of Thomas Smith adjoining to the S; and the Green on the E and N. also a Close of 1a adjoining

DB190/2 11th Dec. 1858
Conveyance of £120
1) William Powell Esq. and Thomas Armstrong, farmer, the Executors of John Fountain
2) John Bliss of the Ram Inn, Northampton, victualler

Whereas John Fountain late of NP deceased was at the time of his death seized of 2 cottages and by his Will of 8.10.1846 demised to his Executors to hold in trust for the life of his widow Catherine and after her decease to sell the property which was " 2 cottages on the Green, Bounded on the E and S by the premises of George Lucas and on the W by premises of Charles Bateman and on the N by the common street. Which said cottages were formerly in the occupation of John Cook and Benjamin Green and now of Ann Cook widow and John Higgins.

Endorsements "Goodwins Farm No. 4 and Pightle and Barn" "Inc 2 Closes on the Green and Open Field land for which 2 allotments adjoining the Close and 1 to the .... of Little Linford were assigned on the Enclosure of the Portfield".
(SEE ALSO DB208/23)

DB191/1-45
DEEDS AND RELATED PAPERS TO 52 and 54 HIGH STREET,
ALSO COTTAGE IN CANNON COURT AND UNION STREET, 1739-1905,
INCLUDES DETAILS OF RIGHT OF WAY IN CANNON COURT.

DB191/1&2 6th and 7th April 1739
Sale by L and RL for £47

1) Richard Wagstaffe of Poddington, Beds, yeoman, the cozen and next heir of Henry Wagstaffe late of NP, gent.
2) Thomas Kirtland, distiller

Messuage in the High Street now in the occupation of Thomas Kirtland, fronting the Corn Market on the S; the messuage of James Course on the W; and the messuages of James Thornton on the E.

DB191/3 Probate Copy of the Will of Thomas Kirtland, victualler, written 16th April 1749, proved 18th Dec 1753.

To my wife all my messuage wherein I now dwell, also all my money, stock in trade and household goods etc to hold on condition that she shall pay my two Daughters Mary and Priscilla £100 each. If either dies before they reach the age of 21 years their £100 to be paid to their children if any.
All debts to be paid by my loving wife Priscilla who is my sole executrix.
If both my Daughters and my wife dies then my wife's Executors are to pay to my brother Robert and to my sister Mary Lowe the wife of Humphrey Lowe of Chelsea £50 each.

DB191/4&5 22nd and 23rd May 1797
Conveyance by RL
1) Richard Nichols late of Castlethorpe and now of Cosgrove, yeoman the only surviving devisee in Trust of the Will of Priscilla Kirtland, widow
2) Ann Hurndall spinster, the only child of the late Mary Hurndall

Whereas Priscilla by her Will of 9th May 1757 devised her property to Manton Faldo, Samuel Cooch and Richard Nichols as Trustees. They were to pay the rent and profits from the property to her Daughter Priscilla during her life and when she died to settle the property on the heirs of her body, and if she had none then the property to go to her sister Mary and her heirs.
Priscilla died and her Daughter Priscilla proved her Will on the 3rd Oct 1757 and with permission of the Trustees entered the property and afterwards married John Hawkins, grocer and tallow chandler and received the rents until she died in 1783 leaving no heir of her body. The property should therefore pass to her sister Mary Hurndall but she was also deceased and so it passed to her Daughter Ann Hurndall who has now entered the property and is now in the Receipt of the rents and profits etc. Richard Nichols as the sole surviving trustee of her grandmothers Will now conveys the property to her.

Property is:
Messuage in the High Street formerly in the occupation of Thomas Kirtland, since of John Watts and now of Ann Hurndall, fronting the Corn Market on the S; the messuage formerly of James Course and now of Amy Woodward and others on the W; and the messuages formerly of James Thornton and now of Ann Williams on the E.

Witnesses: Robert Perrott and ????

DB191/6 5th April 1800
Mortgage £80 for a term of 1000 years
1) Robert Pearson, gent, the surviving trustee of the Will of Christopher Woodward deceased, Mrs Amy Woodward, and John Woodward the son and heir of Christopher, James Woodward of Whitechapel, London, surgeon and apothecary, Thomas Holton of Hammersmith and Sarah his wife, Elizabeth Whitmay widow, who are the four children of Christopher and Amy and are the Devisees under the Will of Christopher
2) Edward Jefferson, leather dresser

Amy Mortgages the property below with agreement of the children.
All that Burgage wherein William Arthur and Daniel Hooton formerly dwelt, since in the occupation of George Burnham and .... Brittain, widow, late of Christopher Woodward and now of Amy Woodward.
Situate on the Corne hill or Market Place, the House and ground late of Thomas Kirtland and now of Ann Hurndall on the E; the house and ground formerly of Richard Bluck and John Clare and now of Sarah Hoddle on the W; and Dunghill Lane on the N.

DB191/7 21st Nov 1806
RL with Assignment of Mortgage term by way of merger.
1) Thomas Holton
2) John Woodward

Refers to Thomas Woodward, butcher and Robert Pearson, laceman the trustees under the Will of Christopher Woodward.
All that Burgage wherein William Arthur and Daniel Hooton formerly dwelt, since in the occupation of George Burnham and .... Brittain, widow, since of Christopher Woodward then of Amy Woodward, and now of William Redden and others.
Sit on the Corne hill or Market Place, the House and ground late of Thomas Kirtland and now of Ann Hurndall on the E; the house and ground formerly of Richard Bluck and John Clare, since of Sarah Hoddle and now of .... Forster widow on the W; and Dunghill Lane on the N.
Witnesses: George Cooch and W.S.Dagnall

Endorsements:
“Receipt for £235 paid by John Woodward of Thornborough to Thomas Holton, Sarah Holton, James Woodward, Elizabeth Whitmay and John Woodward”. “Receipt for £80 paid to Edward Jefferson by John Woodward”.

Db191/8/1&2
Final Concords re above

DB191/9&10 2nd and 3rd Nov 1809
Conveyance by L and RL for £230

1) Ann Hurndall, spinster the heiress of her late mother Mary Hurndall
2) Robert Rose, cabinet maker

Messuage in the High Street formerly in the occupation of Thomas Kirtland, since of John Watts, late of Ann Hurndall and John Hawkins and now of Robert Rose, fronting the Corn Market on the S; the messuage formerly of James Course, late of Amy Woodward and now of John Woodward on the W; and the messuages formerly of James Thornton, late of Ann Williams now of .... Meadows on the E.

Witnesses: George Cooch and Samuel Hooper Adams

DB191/13 7th Feb 1814
Mortgage for £100
1) John Woodward
2) Augustus Lines

Deed of Covenant to subject and charge a messuage already Mortgaged for £150 (on 7th Feb 1809) to an additional Mortgage of £100 making a total of £250 plus interest.
Deed drawn up by John King, attorney, Buckingham.

Endorsed with Receipt for £100 received by 1 from 2.
Witnesses: John King and Thomas Woodward.

DB191/14/1&2 15th March 1814
Globe insurance Policy No 56100 and Certificate for property of John Woodward, butcher £300

DB191/15 20th Oct 1814
Mortgage for £150 for a term of 1000 years
1) Robert Rose, cabinetmaker and Priscilla his wife
2) Richard Wilmer of Loughton, yeoman and William Stopp of Pottsgrove, yeoman.

Messuage in the High Street formerly in the occupation of Thomas Kirtland, since of John Wood, late of Ann Hurndall and John Hawkins and now of Robert Rose, fronting the Corn Market on the S; the messuage formerly of James Course, now of John Woodward on the W; and the messuages formerly of James Thornton, late of Ann Williams now of Henry Meadows on the E.
Witnesses: George Lucas.
Endorsement Receipt for £150 received by 1 from 2

DB191/16 20th Oct 1814
Mortgage Bond Robert Rose, cabinetmaker and Henry Meadows, grocer bound to Wilmer and Stopp for £300

DB191/11 25th March 1818
RL for £320
1) John Woodward late of Thornborough now of NP, butcher and Jane his wife
2) Robert Rose
3) Henry Meadows, grocer

Messuage wherein William Arthur and Daniel Hooton formerly dwelt, since in the occupation of George Burnham and .... Brittain, widow, since of Christopher Woodward then of Amy Woodward, late of William Redden and now of John Woodward.
Sit on the Corne hill or Market Place, the House and ground late of Thomas Kirtland since of Ann Hurndall and now of Robert Rose on the E; the house and ground formerly of Richard Bluck and John Clare, since of Sarah Hoddle and now of Jane Ffoster widow on the W; and Dunghill Lane on the N.
Witnesses: James Pike and Henry Lucas.

DB191/12/1&2
Final Concords re above

DB191/17 25th March 1818
Further Mortgage of £280 Robert Rose mortgages to John Clarke
1) Robert Rose, cabinetmaker and his trustee
2) John Southam of Buckingham, surgeon and apothecary
3) John Clarke of Thornborough, yeoman and William Clarke of Thornborough, shopkeeper
Messuage wherein William Sutherland and Daniel Hooton formerly dwelt, since of George Burnham and .... Brittain, widow, then of Christopher Woodward, since of William Redden and now of John Woodward.
Endorsement Receipt for £280 received by 1 from 3.

DB191/18 25th March 1818
Mortgage Bond from Robert Rose to John Clarke for £280

DB191/19 31st May 1820
Assignment and Confirmation to secure a Mortgage of £200
1) Richard Wilmer of Loughton, yeoman by direction of
2) Robert Rose, cabinetmaker
3) William Green of Salisbury Sq., London, esq and George Lucas of NP, gent, the Executors of the Will of George Pitt Hurst who was a trustee under the Will of Joanna Emerton, late of Husborne Crawley, widow.

Stopp now deceased, Wilmer calls in Mortgage of £150, Rose requests Green and Lucas to pay Wilmer and to lend him a further £50, Mortgage assigned to Green and Lucas who repay Wilmer.

Endorsements;
Receipt for £150 received by Wilmer from Green and Lucas
Receipt for £50 received by Rose from Green and Lucas
Witnesses: Henry Lucas and Richard Gardner

DB191/20
Mortgage bond re above Rose to Green and Lucas

DB191/21 25th Feb 1825
Assignment of Mortgage William Green and George Lucas to George Lucas
Witnesses: William Vizer and John Gardiner.

DB191/22 & 23 30th and 31st May 1834
Assignment of Mortgage by Conveyance by L and RL
1) George Lucas
2) Joseph Brookes of Clifton Reynes, yeoman
3) John Field of Sherington, maltster and William Field of Chicheley, yeoman
4) Robert Rose and Priscilla his wife
5) Daniel Goodman, corn dealer
6) Jethro Inwood, gent

Recites;
Mortgage of 27th Nov 1828
1) Robert Rose
2) Joseph Brookes
Whereby Rose borrows £450 from Brookes, making total Mortgage £650

Conveyance by L and RL 30th and 31st July 1833
Brookes calls in Mortgage, property conveyed to John and William Field as trustees to sell and repay Rose's Mortgages.
The Trustees repay the £450 to Brookes, they now sell the property below to Daniel Goodman for £400 which repays the Mortgage to Lucas. The remainder of the term of 1000years is vested in Inwood as Trustee to attend the Inheritance.

Messuage in the High Street formerly in the occupation of Thomas Kirtland, since of John Wood, late of John Hawkins and now of Robert Rose, fronting the Corn Market on the S; the messuage formerly of James Course, then of John Woodward, now of Robert Rose in the occupation of Joseph Bone on the W; and the messuages formerly of James Thornton, then of Ann Williams now of Henry Meadows on the E.
Witnesses: William Powell and Joseph Arrowsmith

Endorsements;
Receipt for £200 received by George Lucas from Goodman
Receipt for £200 received by George Lucas from John and William Field

DB191/24 14th July 1834
Certificate by George Lucas and George Cooch as Commissioners appointed to take acknowledgement of deeds produced by married women. Priscilla Rose produces deed marked `A' which was the RL of 31st May 1834.

DB191/25 12th March 1839
Protestant Dissenters and General Life and Fire Assurance Co, Policy No. 2232 for property of Joseph Bone, cordwainer

Dwelling House £240, Brewhouse adjoining £20, Barn adjoining £20, Stable adjoining £20, Slaughter House adjoining and used as a barn all under one roof and Brick Built and Tiled except the Slaughter House which is partly built of board and lattice

Cottage adjoining Brick and tiled in private tenancy of Worley £80

Endorsement 27th Feb 1854 to the effect that Policy now invested in Thomas Coales.

Endorsement 19th Sept 1868 to the effect that Policy now invested in Thomas Harvey, draper.

DB191/26 29th Sept 1847
Probate copy of Will of Robert Rose written 5th Aug 1840 proved 29th Sept 1847.
His widow Priscilla is Sole executrix, property is Dwelling house wherein he now lives with the workshop, barns and shed adjoining Also 2 cottages in Sherington.
Witnesses: Dennis Coales, Dave Norris and William Chantler.

DB191/27 29th March 1848
Transfer of Mortgage
Priscilla Rose and her Mortgagee to the Bedfordshire Building Society
New Mortgage £480. £400 repaid to Daniel Goodman, £80 advanced to Priscilla

Property Mortgaged is;
Messuage in the High Street formerly in the occupation of Thomas Kirtland, since of John Wood, then of John Hawkins late of Robert Rose, and now of Priscilla Rose fronting the Corn Market on the S; the messuage formerly of James Course, then of John Woodward, now of Robert Rose in the occupation of Joseph Bone on the W; and the messuages formerly of James Thornton, then of Ann Williams late of Henry Meadows and now of Thomas Harvey and John Philips on the E

Also the piece of ground abutting on the N on Dunghill Lane otherwise Dungeon Lane and now called Union Street, Bounded on the S by property of John Bone or by part of it and on the other part of the S by the property of George Lucas occupied by David Norris; on part of the E by property formerly of Henry Meadows now of John Philips and on the other part of the E by the ground and house of Priscilla Rose; and on part of the W by the property of Dr Heygate and on the other part of the W by property of David Norris

Also all that cottage recently built on part of the ground and fronting Union St now in the occupation of John West.

DB191/28 15th Jan 1859
Probate Copy of the Will of Priscilla Rose, written 17th March 1852 with codicil 20th May 1858 and proved 15th Jan 1859.
Bequest of furniture and personal effects to her three children Robert (of Bedford) Catherine and Priscilla.
The three children are Joint Executors to hold the property in trust and to let it and repay Mortgage with the income.
Witnesses: David Norris and Richard Sheppard

Codicil David Norris to be Executor in place of Priscilla
Witnesses: Henry Fountain and Thomas Coales

DB191/29 1868
Abstract by W.B. and W.R.Bull from Will of Mrs M.A.Taylor the widow of Thomas Taylor, Coal merchant of Great Linford. Appears to have no relevance to other deeds in DB191.

DB191/30/1&2 29th Sept 1872
Letter and envelope from N.P.Bank to John Warr
"We hereby give you notice that Mr Thomas Harvey has today given us a lieu to the extent of £100 on the property abutting the High St., occupied by Mrs Bettle and another, on which you have already advanced £300.

DB191/31 28th Sept 1872
Conveyance for £750
1) Priscilla Rose, spinster, the Daughter of Priscilla
2) Thomas Harvey, draper
Witnesses: Samuel Newman

Property is as in DB191/27

Messuage in the High Street formerly in the occupation of Thomas Kirtland, John Wood, John Hawkins, then of Robert Rose, late of Priscilla Rose and now of Thomas Harvey.

Also the piece of ground abutting on the N on Dunghill Lane otherwise Dungeon Lane and now called Union Street.

Also 2 cottages erected thereon in the occupation of Daniel Garner and George Goody.

All of which were conveyed to Priscilla by Indenture of 10th Dec 1860 by Robert rose, Catherine Rose and David Norris the Executors of Priscilla Rose the mother of Priscilla.
Refers to plan in margin of Indenture of 10th Dec 1860.

DB191/32 30th Sept 1872
Thomas Harvey mortgages the property with Priscilla Rose for £500

DB191/34 17th Nov 1873
Transfer of Mortgage of a messuage and Cottage in NP to secure £500
1) Miss Priscilla Rose
2) William Hives

DB191/33/1 17th Nov 1873
Copy of Notice of above date served on Thomas Harvey by W.B.Bull on 20th Nov 1873.
Sir, I hereby give you notice I have assigned to Mr William Hives of NP the Mortgage of £500 which I now hold on your House and Premises in High Street and you must now pay him.

DB191/33/2 8th May 1875
Scrap of paper with mss note "£290 of this sum of £500 is held in Trust by William Hives for Miss Priscilla Rose on her marriage with Mr Edward F.G.Drummond by Settlement dated 8/5/75".

DB191/33/3
Foolscap page copy of letter to William Hives from W.B. and W.R. Bull giving notice that by Indenture of 2nd May 1879 between Thomas Harvey and William Beaty Bull, No 52, High Street with the yard garden and outbuildings was conveyed to W.B.Bull for £235.

DB191/35/1&2 5th March 1879
An Envelope and Letter to W.B. and W.R.Bull from the NP Bank
" Re Harvey, Your Favour to hand we have now no claim on Mr Thomas Harvey and have destroyed the Equitable memo from him"

DB191/36 2nd May 1879
Further Mortgage of 54 and 52 High St., for £235. (54 already Mortgaged for £325 and 52 for £800)

54 High St, formerly of James Course, then of Amy Woodward then of John Woodward, then Joseph Bone, then Thomas Coales, since of William Culverhouse and now of Henry Bass

Also the tenement behind formerly of in the occupation of Worley then of Edward Billington, then of Samuel Smith, now a Warehouse also in the occupation of Henry Bass
Also the yard, barn, stable, workshop and buildings formerly a Brewhouse and Slaughterhouse and premises lying behind also in the occupation of Henry Bass. The house and premises formerly of Robert Rose then of Priscilla Rose the elder and then of Priscilla Rose the younger, now of Thomas Harvey (and being the premises Secondly hereafter described) on the N and E; The house and premises of George Lucas then of messrs Powell and Newman and now of Frederick John Bailey on the W.

Also Free Right of Way for W.B. and W.R.Bull from Union Street thro the gates and over the yard formerly of Priscilla Rose.

Secondly 52, High Street, the messuage Dwelling house and shop, with yard, garden and outbuildings as the same are now in the occupation of Thomas Harvey.

Also the piece of ground situated at the back of and adjoining the premises

Also all that stable and coach-house sit in the yard now in the occupation of George Broomhead

Also 2 cottages formerly occupied by Daniel Garner and George Goody now of Henry

Also the other Cottage recently constructed by Thomas Harvey out of a stable now in the possession of ..... Hammond.

DB191/37 May 1879
Copy of Letter from W.B. and W.R.Bull to William Odell, John Warr and William Warr (who are the Executors of John Warr) "Take notice that by Indenture of 2nd May 1879 Thomas Harvey Mortgaged 54, High Street also the cottages, yard, barns, stables and buildings lying behind the same all now in the occupation of Henry Bass, to William Beaty Bull for £235. Subject nevertheless to the charges upon the same in favour of John Warr deceased created by the Indentures of 28th Oct 1868 and 28th April 1879.
(Copies of these are not with DB191, DM)

DB191/38 28th Dec 1890
Conveyance
1) Thomas Harvey
2) William Beaty Bull
52, High Street with the ground at the back, and the building formerly a stable and coach-house in the occupation of George Broomhead, Also 2 cottages formerly in the occupation of Garner and Goody, Also the other Cottage constructed by Thomas Harvey.

DB191/39 28th Oct 1891
Copy of Letter served on Thomas Harvey on 28/10/91 by William Warr.
"We the undersigned William Warr, John Warr, and John Odell as the Executors of John Warr give you notice to pay us at the expiration of 6 months from the date of this notice the sum of £325 owing to us as Executors on the Mortgage of the premises in the High St”

DB191/40 29th Nov 187
Phoenix Fire Insurance Policy No 1570394
On property of Thomas Harvey
£400 Dwelling house
£ 30 Stable with loft over in the Tenure of Levin, publican situated at the back of the dwelling house
£100 Cottage in Tenure of Garner in yard of above
£ 30 Coachhouse, washhouse and offices all connecting and under one roof sit opposite to the said Cottage
£100 Cottage in Tenure of George Goody sit at bottom of yard opening to Union St.

DB191/41/1-3
Three cuttings from the Bucks Standard concerning Right of Way from High street down Cannon Court to Union St agreed by NP UDC that there was no public Right of Way.

DB191/42 1902
John Warr's Receipt from the Manor of NP for 4/4d Quit Rent

DB191/43/1&2 20th Sept 1905
Envelope containing Valuation by J.P.Goodwin for W.B. and W.R. Bull of 52, High St, the cottage 12, Union St., and 2 cottages nos 1 and 2 Cannon Court, the property of Sharp Bros, Drapers. Value was £625.

DB191/44 Undated
Scrap of paper with tiny sketch plan of plot of 52, high St.

DB191/45/1&2
Sheet of paper with scribbles may be draft of valuation above.

DB192/1-26
DEEDS AND RELATED PAPERS TO TWO MESSUAGES (9 HIGH STREET)
AND A BAKEHOUSE, 1742-1863. INCLUDES PLAN

DB192/20 1742
Office copy of Extracts from the Will of Richard Toombs (Toomes) proved in Archdeaconry of Bucks 1742.
Will dated 6.3.1741. To Thomas Skevington of NP all my Real and Personal estate and he to be Sole exec. Witnesses: John Burton, Henry Bird and Mary Toomes.

DB192/1 21st and 22nd Feb 1755
Sale by L and RL, consideration £52
1) R Cleaver of the parish of St Andrew, Holborn, Middx, butcher
2) George Wilkinson of Wolverton, yeoman as Trustee for the Toomes sisters (minors)

"All those parts and parcels of a messuage or tenement and other the houses, Bakehouse, Outhouses, Buildings and Appurtenances thereunto adjoining formerly of Thomas Hall, then of Richard Toomes then of Ann Toomes, now of Edmund Toombs, baker. The forefront of the messuage abutting on the Street W; the Hall, the shop and two chambers over the Hall and shop and two Garrets over the said chambers, lying between the tenements late Edward Harris now of Jonas Mills, butcher N; and the tenement late Thomas Hall now of ..... Skevington in the occupation of John Course S.
In the back part of the messuage or tenement, outhouses and buildings, the parlour, the bakehouse and oven adjoining and the chambers over the said parlour and bakehouse and one bay of Barning and one bay of Stabling and a lean to adjoining and one little bay of Building now belonging altogether in one range, next to the tenement and ground late of the said Edward Harris and now of Jonas Mills N; together with all yards etc.

DB192/3 2nd August 1770
RL for consideration 10/-

1) George Wilkinson of Wolverton, yeoman
2) Elizabeth Toomes, spinster, Mary Toomes, spinster and Jemima Toomes, spinster
Recites that Wilkinson purchased the property in Feb 1755 with the "proper money" of the Toomes sisters, who were then minors, and that he had held the property as their trustee until they were now 21 years of age. He therefore conveyed the property to them.

Description of property as above but the property of Jonas Mills on the N was now of Thomas Vials, and the tenement on the S of Thomas Hall was now of Thomas Skevington.

DB192/4
Plan of the Property above

DB192/5 28th Feb 1775
Agreement between Mrs E. Toomes and Sisters with Mrs Martha Seeley and Jane Blunt
Seeley and Blunt wish to enlarge their house by taking in the Entry or passage between their house and the Toomes. This was agreed subject to certain conditions.

(THE NEXT DEED IS FOR THE MESSUAGE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF ABOVE)

DB192/6-7 7th and 8th April 1775
Conveyance by L and RL consideration £50
1) Thomas Skevington of Newton Blossomville, the son and heir of Thomas Skevington of Newton Blossomville, gent, named in the Will of Richard Toomes, baker late of NP, deceased.
2) Mrs Elizabeth Toomes, spinster, Mary Toomes, spinster and Jemima Toomes, spinster who are the nieces and heirs at law of Richard Toomes.
The property purchased described below had been left to Thomas by Richard Toomes.
All that Cottage on the North End late in the occupation of William Hooton now of Robert Price or his assignee. The house and ground of The Toomes girls on the N and E; the house of William Frost in the occupation of Martha Lack on the S; the common St on the W.

DB192/8-9 13th and 14th December 1775
Conveyance of Real Estate in Trust for several purposes by L and RL
1) Mrs E Toomes, Mary and Jemima Toomes
2) Thomas Warr, Innholder, as Trustee
The Toomes are seized as Tenants in Common of two messuages:
The first formerly of Edmund Toomes as described in DB192/1 which is now between the tenement late of Mary Smith and now of Martha Seeley and Jane Hunt on the N; and the tenement on the S; late of Thomas Skevington, which they have recently purchased DB192/6-7.

The second is the house late of Thomas Skevington, which they have recently purchased DB192/6-7, is now in the occupation of Elizabeth Platt, widow. Their first house is on the N. and the house and ground of William Frost in the occupation of Martha Lack is on the S. of it. They are equally possessed of all the household goods, furniture, plate, stock in trade and other personal property etc, which hath been valued by the Toomes at £180. They have agreed to convey all in Trust to Thomas Warr, on condition that they continue to live in the first property and that they receive all the rents and profits from both properties. If one of them marries then the other two may continue to live there.

DB192/10/1 14th Feb 1775
RL or Real Estate and Assignment of Personal Estate in Trust for several purposes by RL
(the L of previous day is missing).
1) Mrs E Toomes, Mary and Jemima Toomes
2) Thomas Warr, Innholder

Confirms previous L and RL but contains provision for the eventual marriage of the three sisters. If one of them marries then the remaining two pay her £60 for her share of the personal estate. If another marries then the remaining sister pays her £60 for her share as above.

Endorsement on cover is receipt dated 6.12.1776 for £40 to George Burnham (Note George owned the King and Queen in the High Street, DM) the husband of Jemima. She has married and this is part payment of the £60. A document enclosed DB192/10/2 is a Receipt dated 17.2.1777 for £60 paid by Elizabeth and Mary to George Burnham.

DB192/11 28th August 1785
Copy of Will of Mary Toomes
To brother in law George Burnham £10 to his wife Jemima my sister £10, the rest of my estate to my eldest sister Elizabeth who is to be sole executrix.
Witnesses: Richard Patch, John Wilmer, and Anne Stapp

DB192/12 5th Sept 1787
Probate Copy of Will of Elizabeth Toomes, Will written 12.9.1786.
Leaves all to her sister Jemima for life and then to her Executors, who are her two cousins and friends William Wilkinson of Wolverton, yeoman and Mary Hooton of NP, widow. They are to sell property and the proceeds are to be divided in equal shares between her cousins and her Aunt, who is to receive 2 shares. Also to her servant John Wilmin if he is still in her employ £10 and to Mary Burnham her nice £10. Witnesses: Richard Patch, W. Jordan and Ann Stapp.

DB192/13-14 4th and 5th June 1806
Conveyance by L and RL for £240 party 2 sells to party 3
1) Thomas Warr, yeoman eldest son and heir of Thomas Warr, yeoman deceased
2) William Wilkinson of Wolverton, yeoman and Mary Hooton widow the devisees and Executors of Elizabeth Toomes.
3) Thomas Benson of Puxley, Northants, yeoman
4) John Day of Stony Stratford, auctioneer, trustee for Thomas Benson

Property as in DB192/8-9 above

The first messuage formerly of Edmund Toomes as described in DB192/1 then of the three Toomes sisters and now of Thomas Benson, which is now between the tenement of Martha Seeley and Jane Hunt on the N; and the tenement late of Thomas Skevington then the three Toomes sisters and now of Elizabeth Birtles on the S; The back part of the property is described as before but now has Mrs Capon on the N.

The second is the messuage on the S side of the above which the three Toomes sisters purchased from Skevington (See DB192/6-7), formerly in the occupation of Elizabeth Platt, widow and now of Elizabeth Birtles. The house and ground formerly of the three Toomes sisters on the N and E and the house and ground formerly of William Frost then of Martha Lack is on the S.

DB192/15-16 1st and 2nd June 1820
L and Conveyance by Appointment of RL of premises for £400
1) Thomas Benson of Puxley, yeoman
2) James Pike, butcher
All that messuage now divided into two tenements with the bakehouse and outbuildings etc formerly of the three Toomes sisters, then of Thomas Benson the younger and Thomas Stanton. The messuage or tenement formerly of Mary Smith then of Martha Seeley and Jane Hunt and now of Martha Capon, widow on the N; and the tenement formerly of Thomas Skevington then the three Toomes sisters next described and the grounds of the Revis Charity on the S; and the Highway leading to the North Bridge on the W; and the lane leading from the said street to the River Lovatt on the E.

Also the Cottage or tenement formerly of Elizabeth Platt, late Birtles and now Thomas Benson the younger the messuage above on the N and E; and the house and ground formerly of William Frost in the occupation of Martha Lack and now of James Pike on the S; and the street on the W.

DB192/17-18 6th and 7th April 1829
L and Conveyance for 5/-
1) Thomas Pike, butcher, eldest son and heir of James Pike late of NP deceased.
2) James Pike, baker another son of James deceased
3) William White, plumber

James Pike had died before signing his Will, his eldest son and heir Thomas conveys property (which James had intended them to have) to his brothers William, George, Joseph and James (see also DB33). To his brother James All that messuage now divided into two tenements with the bakehouse and outbuildings etc formerly of Edmund Toomes then of the three Toomes sisters, since of Thomas Benson the younger late of Thomas Stanton and William Abbey and now of Thomas Stanton. The messuage or tenement formerly of Mary Smith then of Martha Seeley and Jane Hunt and now of Martha Capon, widow and the premises late of James Pike deceased and now of Thomas Pike on the N; and the tenement formerly of Thomas Skevington then the three Toomes sisters next described and the grounds of the Revis Charity on the S; and the Highway leading to the North Bridge on the W; and the lane leading from the said street to the River Lovatt on the E.

Also the Cottage or tenement formerly of Elizabeth Platt, late Bartles since of Thomas Benson the younger now of Sarah Paine, the messuage described above on the N and E; and the house and ground formerly of William Frost then of Martha Lack and late of James Pike on the S; and the street on the W.

The above deed contains on separate sheets copies of extracts from Registers for Marriages etc of Wilmer family

DB192/19 29th Sept 1842
Conveyance of Two messuage and A bakehouse in High Street for £900
1) The trustees of James Pike deceased
2) John Rolfe, baker
All that messuage now divided into two tenements with the bakehouse and outbuildings etc formerly of Edmund Toomes then of the three Toomes sisters, then of Thomas Benson the younger then of Thomas Stanton and William Abbey since of Thomas Stanton late of Hannah Pike and William Richardson and now of John Rolfe and William Richardson. The messuage of Martha Capon, widow on the N; and the tenement formerly of Thomas Skevington then the three Toomes sisters next described and the grounds of the Revis Charity on the S; and the Highway leading to the North Bridge on the W; and the lane leading from the said street to the River Lovatt on the E.

Also the Cottage or tenement formerly of Elizabeth Platt, then of Bartles then of Thomas Benson the younger now of Sarah Paine, widow, the messuage above on the N. and E; and the house and ground formerly of William Frost then in occupation of Martha Lack, since of James Pike, now of ...Smith on the S; and the street on the W.

This deed contains an entire letter from John Rolfe to Mr Cook Solicitor, Towcester, dated 11.12.1842, (this has no Accession No.)

DB192/20 1742
Office copy of Extracts from the Will of Richard Toombs (Toomes) proved in Archdeaconry of Bucks 1742.
Will dated 6.3.1741. To Thomas Skevington of NP all my Real and Personal estate and he to be Sole exec. Witnesses: John Burton, Henry Bird and Mary Toomes.

DB192/21 1st Nov 1842
Appointment in Fee of Messuage and premises for securing £500
1) John Rolfe, baker
2) William Rolfe, of Hardingstone, Northants, baker, Mortgagee

DB192/23 1st May 1849
John Rolfe borrows a further £100 from William Rolfe.

DB192/22 11th June 1850
Assignment of Mortgage to John Brafield of Puxley in the parish of Passenham, yeoman.

DB192/24 26th March 1855
Conveyance for £520
1) William Rolfe late of Hardingstone, baker
2) Walter Leete, grocer

All that messuage now divided into two tenements with the bakehouse and outbuildings etc formerly of Hannah Pike and William Richardson then of John Rolfe and William Richardson, since of John Rolfe and now of George Stanton. The messuage formerly of Martha Capon, widow now of James Shovelbottom on the N; and the tenement formerly of Thomas Skevington then the three Toomes sisters next described and the grounds of the Revis Charity on the S; and the Highway leading to the North Bridge on the W; and the lane leading from the said street to the River Lovatt on the E.

Also the Cottage or tenement formerly of Platt, Bartles, Benson, then of Sarah Paine, widow, now of George Paine, the messuage described above on the N and E; and the house and ground formerly of William Frost then of Martha Lack since of James Pike then of ... Smith and now unoccupied on the S; and the street on the W.

DB192/25 25th May 1855
Mortgage for £400
1) Walter Leete, grocer
2) Samuel Eames, carpenter, Mortgagee

Property as in March 1855 but premises formerly Martha Capon then Shovelbottom is now of Thomas Paine.

DB192/26 24th Jan 1863
Transfer of £400 Mortgage
1) Walter Leete and his Mortgagee Samuel Eames
2) Revd Thomas Edwards of North Waltham, Hants new Mortgagee
Recites previous Mortgage, Property described as in 1855, and Walter Leete sells to Thomas Paine who owns property on the N. a portion of land on which was formerly a hovel, this is at the N end of the site near to Ousebank St.
(See NPHS Deeds D1)

DB193/1-21
DEEDS TO ONE PROPERTY (FOMERLY BELONGED TO MANOR)
LATER TWO MESSUAGES NEAR THE CHURCH IN THE HIGH ST,
PROPERTY OF PURRATT THEN SEELEY FAMILIES 1758-1826,

INCLUDES SEELEY FAMILY LETTERS AND TWO SHIP LETTERS FROM ALEXANDRIA, 1803&4

DB193/8/2 23rd Jan 1754
Mss note from John Stapp to his son William Purratt promising not to alter his Will or to make another Will in the lifetime of his son on forfeit of £50.

DB193/1&2 2nd and 3rd May 1758
Conveyance by L and RL for £96
1) Sir William Bowyer, baronet of Denham, Bucks and William Stonehouse Esq., 2nd brother of Sir John Stonehouse of Radley, Berks, the devisees, trustees and executors of Sir Richard Atkins baronet, late of Clapham, Surrey
2) Elizabeth Burton, spinster

Messuage now or late in the occupation of Elizabeth, the Common Street on the N; the Churchyard on the E; the messuage of Ann Browne on the S; and the messuage in occupation of Thomas Adams on the W.

DB193/3 16th May 1763
Extract from the Will of Elizabeth Burton
I give and bequeath to my living sisters Sarah Pollard and Mary Harris the rents and profits from my messuage situated near the Church in NP and now in my occupation, to be divided equally during their lives only, and after the decease of either of then the survivor to have all for the term of her life and after her death to my brother's son John Burton.
Will proved 12th July 1763 by John and Elizabeth Purratt Executors.

DB193/8/1 30th June 1770
L of the house for a term of 21 years at £6 p.a.
1) John Purratt, farmer and his sister Elizabeth Purratt, spinster, the trustees for Sarah Pollard and Mary Harris
2) William Purratt, shopkeeper
Witnesses: Charles Bulley and Mary Mascall

DB193/4&5 18th and 19th March 1774
Conveyance by L and RL for £30
1) Thomas Burton of the parish of St Peters, Cornhill, London, poulterer and Sarah his wife
2) William Purratt, laceman

Recites that Thomas Burton is seized of the Reversion or Remainder in Fee, (expected to take effect immediately on the death of Sarah Pollard and Mary Harris and of the survivors of them) of the messuage described below

Messuage now or formerly in the occupation of Elizabeth Burton, since of William Purratt, the Common Street on the N; the Churchyard on the E; the messuage of Ann Browne on the S; and the messuage in occupation of Thomas Adams on the W.
(Note this deed not signed by Sarah until 15th May 1776, see below).

DB193/6/1 29th March 1774
Bond William Purratt bound to Thomas Burton for £20
Endorsement
Recites that by indentures of L and RL of the 18th and 19th March It was intended that the messuage should be conveyed to William Purratt, and that since the Ingrossment of the deed it has been discovered that Sarah Burton is under the age of 21 years and therefore deeds not valid. It is agreed that on payment of £20 by William Purratt to Thomas Burton he should enter into a bond of £20 until Sarah becomes of age and can execute the deed.
Sarah will be 21 in April 1776"

DB193/7/1&2
Fines re above

DB193/9 28th July 1783
RL of Rents and Rights of the messuage in the occupation of William Purratt for £30
1) Mrs Sarah Pollard and Mary Harris, the devisees under the Will of Elizabeth Burton
2) William Purratt

DB193/10 5th Dec 1792
Probate of the Will of William Purratt, draper written 23rd Oct 1792
To my wife Sukey the house wherein I now dwell and all my plate, stock in trade, books, debts and effects.
Also to my wife Sukey and my sister Elizabeth Purratt all my other messuages and property in the Town, Fields and parish of NP to be shared equally between them during the term of their lives, subject to an Annuity of £20 p.a. to my nephew John Harris.
If one of them dies then the property goes to the survivor for life and after her death to my Executors George Osborne, woolstapler and Thomas Odell, victualler, who are to pay the annuity to my nephew and to hold the property on trust for the use of my nieces Elizabeth the wife of Richard Revis of Olney, baker and Rebecca the wife of James Lucy, late of Olney and now of Liverpool and to the survivor of my nieces for life and after her death to my nieces children for ever. Neither of the husbands are to receive any money from the property or to have any control over it.
Witnesses: William Lucas, Elizabeth Odell and Elizabeth Dowdy.

DB193/13 8th Nov 1803
Probate Will of Sukey Purratt
Executor is cousin John Seeley of Buckingham, stationer, who is to sell all goods etc., to pay all debts etc., and to invest the proceeds in Govt or other Securities, he is to hold Sukey's messuage in NP and to pay the rent and profits from it with the income from the investments annually to Sukey's sister Martha Seeley of Norfolk, Virginia, for the term of her life. In case there is doubt whether Martha is still living or not he is to advertise in the public papers in Virginia and if there is no reply within two years Martha is to be assumed dead. In this case the Executor is to dispose of the house by private sale to either of her cousins who may chose to purchase it, preference being given in order of seniority. In case they refuse then the house is to be sold by Public Sale for the best price and the Executor is to call in her monies placed out for interest, and the estate is to be divided equally between her cousins, John Seeley, Sarah, Joseph and Leonard Benton, Wilkins and Elizabeth
Seeley, or such of them as shall still be living.

To her servant Elizabeth Dowdy she leaves 19gns provided she is "still in my service at the time of my decease" to be paid within 12 months of my death, but if she marries Benjamin. Preston before the 12 months is up then she shall not receive anything.

To her cousins Sarah and Elizabeth Seeley her wearing apparel. John her Executor to give her late husbands clothing as he thinks fit and to distribute her Rings and Trinkets among her relations and friends,

She wishes to be buried in the same vault as her husband in a decent but not expensive manner, the funeral to be by daylight, and no smoking is to be permitted in her house, and to be carried to her grave by 6 poor men who need half a crown. Will written 30th Jan 1803, Witnesses: Mary Clarke, William Clarke and Ann Downing.

DB193/11 11th December 1803
Ship Letter from James Patton in Alexandria to William Geary at Mr Richard Heritt's Hermitage St., Wapping, London.
Your favor of 5th Oct came duly to hand, enclosing a memo to which I will attend, and having sent a copy to Norfolk I expect in a few days to advise you the result of my enquiries.
It will give me great pleasure if I can be useful to you or your friends being respectfully, Sir Your Most Obedient Servant, James Patton
Letter arrived by ship at Isle of Wight, has oval Shipline Isle of Wight cancellation and red c.d.s dated Feb 1 1804.

DB193/8/3 12th December 1803
Entire letter to Mr Seeley, Buckingham from his brother Joseph,
"Dear brother, I this day received your letter offering me in my turn the refusal of my late cousins house at NP according to the tenor of her Will, which I for my part decline, according to your desire I will make the offer to Leonard”.

DB193/8/4 12th December 1803
Entire letter to Mr Seeley, Buckingham from his brother Leonard,
"Dear brother, If ever I should afford to keep a Country House, I shall prefer Lathbury to NP, therefore I decline your offer of my late cousins house in Toto”.

DB193/12 27th January 1804
Ship Letter from James Patton in Alexandria to William Geary at Mr Richard Heritt's Hermitage St., Wapping, London. (Via Norfolk)
Since I wrote to you under date ye 11th ultra, I have received a letter from William Pennock Esq., in answer to mine respecting the memo you sent to me and I now hand you an extract of the same.
"Norfolk January 18th 1804
I have seen Mr Graham who informs me that Martha Seeley is still alive that she has for several years and now is a pensioner on him and that he has made several attempts to send her to England but could not succeed unless he paid the whole himself, which by the by he had better have done if his story is correct.

If I can render you any other service in this matter or any other business it will afford me much pleasure and with respect I remain Sir Your Most Obedient Servant, James Patton
Letter arrived by ship at Isle of Wight has oval Shipline Isle of Wight cancellation and red c.d.s dated Apr 25 1804.

DB193/6/2 Undated
Calendar of the Title deeds to the property 1774-1812

DB193/14&15 5th and 6th April 1812
Conveyance by L and RL for £299.10s.0d
1) John Seeley of Buckingham, stationer
2) Sarah Seeley of Buckingham, spinster, Joseph Seeley of St Mary, Lambeth, gent Leonard Benton Seeley of Fleet Street, stationer, and Wilkins Seeley of Buckingham, stationer
3) William Marshall, leather-cutter
4) John Day of Stony Stratford, auctioneer and trustee for dower.
Recites, Whereas Sukey Purratt by her Will appointed John Seeley as her Executor, and her sister Martha as devisee. And Whereas a short time after it was established that Martha was alive and living in Norfolk, Virginia, but no account of her having been recently obtained from there it is reasonably believed that she has long since died.

Elizabeth Seeley has also some time since died, and Sarah, Joseph, Leonard and Wilkins have each declined the option given them by the Will of purchasing Sukey's messuage

Now John Seeley is desirous to sell the premises and to divide the proceeds with the rest of the estate equally between the brothers and sisters and with their consent has agreed with William Marshall of the sale to him by Private Contract of Sukey's house.
Witnesses: Thomas Hearn and S. Holloway.

DB193/16&17 24th and 25th June 1823
Conveyance by L and RL for £370
1) William Marshall, leather-cutter
2) Richard Sheppard, cabinet maker
Messuage as above formerly in the occupation of William Marshall, then of Sarah and Esther Kilpin and now of Richard Sheppard.

DB193/18 26th June 1823
Mortgage for £370 for 1000 years
Sheppard borrows from Marshall

DB193/19 26th June 1823
Mortgage bond for above

DB193/20/1 14th April 1826
Lease for 1 year
1) Rd Sheppard, cabinet maker
2) Charles Redden, draper

DB193/20/2 7th March 1826
Agreement on slip of paper
"I Richard Sheppard agree to sell to Charles Redden my two houses in the High St for 400gns and I also agree that he shall take the rents due at Lady Day next ensuing and further agree to pay all expenses of conveyance above £7, witness my hand 7th March 1826"

DB193/21 15th April 1826
Conveyance for £420
1) Rd Sheppard, cabinet maker
2) William Marshall, currier and leather-cutter
3) Chas Redden, draper
Messuage as above formerly in the occupation of William Marshall, then of Sarah and Esther Kilpin and late of Richard Sheppard. Which said messuage has lately been newly fronted and subdivided and made into two separate houses now in the Tenure of William Miller and Thomas Truelove

DB194/1
DEEDS RE TYTHES OF NP, INCLUDES LIST OF PROPERTIES
WITH NAMES OF OWNERS,
1771

DB194/1 30th Oct 1771
Attested copy of RL of tithes, property in the Town and Portfield

(NOTE the gaps ....... are as in the original copy )

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

By his Will of 8th Sept 1770 John Haddon appointed parties 1 above as his trustees.
He left Part of his Tythes to several different persons and the Residue which were the Tythes on property in the Town and in Portfield, and the income arising from the Tythes to his trustees, who were to sell them as soon as possible.

The trustees agreed to sell to William Haddon for £1852.

All and singular the Tythes and Tenths of Corn, Grain and Hay and all manner of other Tythes whatsoever both Great and Small, Predial and Personal arising from the Messuages, Farms, Closes, Lands, in the Town and Portfield, which were late the estate of the Right Hon. Earl of Anglesey and are now the estate and inheritance of ...... in the occupation of William Cripps and Mary Wikinson consisting of .... messuages with yards, and gardens etc and ... orchards thereto belonging.

Also Tythes on .... Closes of Pasture containing 77a 2r 20p of arable land, ley meadow and pasture and sward ground with Appurtenances lying dispersed in the said Open and Common Portfields and meadows of NP

And Also Tythes on the Messuages, Farms, Closes, lands, etc lying in the said Town and in Portfields which were late the estate of the Revd Richard Chapman, clerk, deceased and are now the inheritance of ..... and in the occupation of John Faldoe........ Undertenants or assigns, consisting of ...... messuages with yards, gardens, orchards, backsides thereunto belonging, 4 Closes of pasture and 156 and a half acres of arable land, ley meadow and sward in the said Open and Common Portfields and meadows.

And Also out of and from all the Messuages, Farms, Closes in the said Town and in Portfields the estate and inheritance of Thomas Holt, gent and now in the occupation of Thomas Holt, Mary Wilkinson, Joseph Nichols, Susanna Law, William Barratt, John Tye, Ann Clarke, John Erington..... consisting of ..... Messuages and 23a 3r of arable land, ley meadow and sward in the said Open and Common Portfields and meadows.

And Also out of and from all the Messuages, Closes, orchards and gardens, lands and tenements in the said Town and Portfields
more particularly mentioned and set forth in the Schedule below. All which are part of the Impropriate Rectory of NP and are the Tythes Devised in the Will of John Haddon to his Trustees to be sold.

To have and to hold to William Haddon and his heirs forever.

SCHEDULE OF TYTHES

..... Messuages with Yards, and Backsides thereto belonging and 5 Closes, 1 orchard, 3 gardens in the occupation of Richard Mills, Thompson Pater, Thomas Woodward, David Pike, Robert Winckley, William Higby, James Paine, John Massey, Richard Fookes and others, the estate of Elizabeth Mackdowell widow.

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside, and 1 Close thereto belonging in the occupation of Elizabeth Waller and William Miller, the estate of the said Elizabeth Waller.

4 Messuages with Yards, Backsides, 2 Closes, 2 Gardens and 1 Orchard thereto belonging in the occupation of William Simcoe, George Burnham, John Fosberry, William Mills and Mary Wootton, the estate of Edward Hobbs

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside, 1 Close, 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of William Brice, Joseph Nichols, and others, the estate of William Brice.

3 Messuages with Yards, Backsides, 1 Close, 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Joseph Jermings (Jennings), Jacob Bennett and Ann Clole, the estate of Thomas Pancoust.

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside, 1 Close, 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Thomas Stapp, the estate of John Jarvis.

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides, 1 Close, thereto belonging in the occupation of Chris Woodward and ...., the estate of Chris Woodward.

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside, and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of .... Clark, the estate of the late William Atterbury, deceased.

....Messuages with Yards, Backsides, and 3 Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of Robert Pearson, William Frost, Ann Hall, ..... Greensmith, Thomas Robinson and others, the estate of Robert Pearson.

.....Messuages with Yards, Backsides, and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of ......, the estate of John Pearson

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside, 1 Garden and 1 Orchard thereto belonging in the occupation of Jeremiah Gawthorn, the estate of Christopher Saxby deceased and now of ....

1 Messuage with Yard and Backside thereto belonging and 1 meadow called George Holme in the occupation of William Paine, the estate of....... Wagstaff

1 Messuage and Mills with Yards, Backsides, Cobbs and Holmes thereto belonging also 1 Close, 1 garden and 1 0rchard in the in the occupation of Leonard Seeley, the estate of Peregrine Bertie, Esq.

..... Messuages with Yards, Backsides, and 2 Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of Leonard Seeley, Thomas Smith, Mary Hill, Matthew Hawkes and others, the estate of Leonard Seeley

..... Messuages with Yards, Backsides, 2 Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of Walter Beaty, Thomas Parrott,.... Hill and others the estate of Walter Beaty and Thomas Parrott.

4 Messuages with Yards, Backsides, and 3 Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of William Bull, Walter Pasley and others, the estate of William Bull

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside, and 1a 2r of arable land in the Portfield in the occupation Richard Mallory, the estate of......

1 Messuage and 1 Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of John Darby, the estate of Mary Hooton, widow

1 Messuage with 1 garden thereto belonging in the occupation of John Brown being his own estate

2 Messuages with 1 garden thereto belonging in the occupation of James and Lee Read, the estate of James Read

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides, and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Robert Williams and John Todd, the estate of Robert Williams

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides, and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Daniel Edmonds and John Patch, the estate of Daniel Edmonds and Sarah his wife

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides thereto belonging in the occupation of John Pearson, Elizabeth Tandy, the estate of Thomas Osborne

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of .... Harris Widow and George Burnham, the estate of George Burnham

3 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and 3 Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of Jane Hitchcock, John Wilson and Mary Tandy........???? the estate of

.....Messuages with Yards, Backsides thereto belonging in the occupation of Elizabeth Gadsden, Thomas Vialls, George Chalkeley Taylor and others, the estate of George Chalkeley Taylor

1 Messuage and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Elizabeth Haycock, the estate of Thomas Forster

3 Messuages with Yards and Backsides thereto belonging in the occupation of John Course and others, the estate of the late Aquilla Leverett deceased

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Thomas Hurndall, the estate of Ann Kilpin, widow

4 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Thomas Smith, John Brotherton and others, the estate of the late Ann James deceased and now of Elizabeth Haycock

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of John Hall and Richard White, the estate of John Hall

1 Messuage with Yard and Backside thereto belonging and 1 Close and 1 Orchard in the occupation of William Fossey, the estate of George Gilpin

......Messuages with Yards, Backsides and Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of William Leach, Thomas Odell and others, the estate of William Leach

4 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of William Harvey and others, the estate of William Harvey

......Messuages with Yards, Backsides and 2 Gardens thereto belong in the occupation of John Hennell,..... Craddock, widow, John Pollard, and Martha Richardson, the estate of John Hennell and David Hennell.

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Philip Miles, the estate of Isaac Fox

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and 1 Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of Francis Wilby and Jonas Smith

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of ..... Rigby, being her own estate

6 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of John Hollingworth, Mary Mascall, William Errington, James Stratton, James Paine, the estate of John Hollingworth

3 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and 1 Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of William Jackson, John Tame and Richard Riley, the estate of .......

1 Messuage with Yard and Backside thereto belonging in the occupation of Richard Pell, the estate of....

1a of Meadow in the West Meadow belonging to the Vicar.

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Patrick Renny, the estate of Thomas Hooton and others

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and Garden thereto belonging the estate of Isaiah Knibb in his own occupation

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of ..... Tripp, widow, the estate of Sarah Tripp

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides, Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of John Hamilton, John Hindes, the estate of John Hamilton

(one of these is house in Bridge St)

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and Garden thereto belonging in the occupation of Elizabeth Toomes and others

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and Gardens thereto belonging the estate of Thomas Warr in his own occupation

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of Thomas Eason and James Pike, the estate of James Pike

2 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of Thomas Pennell and Richard Furman, the estate of Richard Patch

3 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of William Benson and John Jennings and ....., the estate of William Benson

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and Gardens thereto belonging in the occupation of Thomas Hall, the estate of Simon Perry and Catherine his wife

.... Messuages with Yards, Backsides and Gardens thereto belonging in the occupations of James Pike and others, the estate of Holland Eaglestone and Elizabeth his wife or one of them.

5 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and Gardens thereto belonging in the occupations of Stephen Hoddle, John Hoddle, Joseph Martin and .... Malin, widow, the estate of Stephen and John Hoddle

3 Messuages with Yards, Backsides and Gardens thereto belonging in the occupations of Edward Morton, Joseph Battison, the estate of Joseph Battison

1 Messuage with Yard, Backside and Garden thereto belonging the estate of John Davis and in his own occupation

Signed by John Harris, butcher, John Wilson, butcher and John Boyce of Redbourn, Herts, Innholder the Devisees and Trustees of the Will of John Haddon, yeoman deceased, Witnessed by George Pitt Hurst and Richard Osborne Clerk to GPH.

Copy is by GPH and George Cooch Clerk to GPH.

DB194/3 1st July 1777
Attested copy of RL of Tythes for £112
1) William Haddon, yeoman
2) John Hamilton, lace merchant
"Complete purchase of absolute estate of Inheritance in Fee Simple in Possession of and in Tythes or Tenths of Corn, Grain and Hay and all manner of other Tythes whatsoever both Great and Small, Predial and Personal arising out of or from the Messuages, Farms, Closes, Lands, and Hereditaments hereafter mentioned":

All that messuage near the Green End also the Close to the messuage adjoining containing 2a now occupied by William Freer.

All those several pieces and parcels of arable land, ley meadow, pasture and sward containing 15a in the Open and Common Portfields, Parish and precincts and territories of NP now in the occupation of William Haddon and which were purchased by John Hamilton of and from Thompson Pater of Weston Underwood, lace dealer and chapman a bankrupt.

Signed William Haddon. Witnesses: GPH and Hugh Griffiths his clerk. This copy was made 24.9.1808 by William and Charles Buswell.

DB194/2-4&6
DEEDS TO THE MANSION HOUSE IN THE HIGH STREET, (ON SITE OF VICARAGE)
1777-1808, WITH ABSTRACT OF TITLE 1695-1777.
INCLUDES DETAILS OF ESTATE OF JOHN HAMILTON, LACE MERCHANT,
TYTHES OF RECTORY OF NP, AND RECOVERY OF HIS ESTATE IN NP AND ELSEWHERE,1808.
ALSO VARIOUS WILLS OF PREVIOUS OWNERS OF THE HOUSE.

DB194/2 30th May 1777

RL of Messuage for £620
Endorsement in ink “Mr Greatheed's House" later endorsement in pencil probably by Bull "now Vicarage"

1) Samuel Thorpe, lacemerchant and George Pitt Hurst his trustee
2) John Hamilton, lacemerchant

Conveyance in Fee Simple of
All that Capital Messuage or Mansion House with yard, garden and Appurtenances belonging situated in NP, formerly in the occupation of ..... Norman, widow, late of Richard Mills and now of John Hamilton.
Also all that Malting Kiln or Malting Office now converted in to a Stable, Barn and other Offices, adjoining to the said Mansion house, formerly in the occupation of Thomas Page, late of Richard Mills and now of John Hamilton.
The Common Street on the N; the ground and premises of Samuel Thorpe and William Bull on the S; the messuage and ground of Thomas Handson and William Cripps on the E; and the Common Street Anabaptist Meeting House and ground and premises of the said Samuel Thorpe on the W.
There is a Covenant for Thorpe to produce earlier deeds on request. A Schedule of which follows:

21.3.1695 Feoffment
1) William Pomfrett, of Astwood, clerk
2) Samuel Christie, gent

20 and 21.7.1737 L and RL
1) Edward Woodward of Kensington, Middx, gent and Elizabeth his wife
2) Gresham Hakewill, lacemerchant

29.8.1739
Hakewill mortgages the property to Edmund Mortimer of Northampton

26 and 27.4.1751 L and RL
1) Gresham Hakewill
2) Edward Bowles, esq

Trinity Term 1752 Chirograph of Fine between Edward Bowles, plaintiff and Gresham Hakewill

27.4.1751 Assignment of Mortgage
1) Bristoe Mortimer of Northampton the Administrator of the Goods and Chattels of Edmund Mortimer his late partner, deceased, copy of Will annexed
2) Gresham Hakewill
3) Edward Bowles
4) Gascoigne Smith of Chancery Lane, London, gent

30.11.1753 Assignment of Mortgage
1) Gascoigne Smith of Chancery Lane, London, gent
2) Edward Bowles
3) William Grey of Grays Inn, gent.

4 and 5.12.1753 Mortgage by L and RL
1) Edward Bowles
2) John Devaynes of Cheapside, London, apothecary

9.2.1756?
1) Edward Bowles
2) John Devaynes
3) Benjamin Bowles of Cheshunt, Herts, gent

(NOTE Edward Bowles dies c. 1757)

21 and 22.7.1763 L and RL
1) Benjamin Bowles
2) Henry Dickey? of Bagshot, Surrey, Esq.,

5 and 6.9.1765 L and RL
1) Benjamin Bowles
2) Robert Sumption of Bartletts Buildings, London, Esq.,

6.9.1765 Bond Benjamin Bowles to Robert Sumption to pay and perform Covenant

13 and 14.3.1767 L and RL
1) Henry Dickey
2) Benjamin Bowles
3) Robert Sumption

14.3.1767 Bond Benjamin Bowles to Robert Sumption to pay and perform Covenant

15 and 16.6.1775 L and RL
1) Thomas Pritchard
2) Edward Barnard of Bartletts Buildings, London, gent

3 and 4.7.1776 L and RL
1) John Devayne, Robert Sumption and Edward Barnard
2) Benjamin Bowles
3) Elizabeth Mackdowall, widow of Edward Bowles
4) William Jackson who is the surviving Executor of William Gray
5) Samuel Thorpe and George Pitt Hurst his trustee
6) Rd Patch

DB194/4 1703

EXTRACTS FROM THE WILL OF SAMUEL CHRISTIE

To wife her joynture made before the marriage and as an addition I give her:
The Messuage or mansion wherein I now dwell, with the malting, barns, stables, orchard, gardens and backsides.
Also the Cottage and garden late in the occupation of Thomas Nicholls which I purchased of William Pomfrett, clerk
Also the Close which I purchased of Thomas Smith
Also my Fee Farm Rents issuing out of lands, tenements and hereditaments in the County of Bedford
Also my other lands in NP or any other pace in the counties of Beds and Bucks or elsewhere in England.
Except the Workhouse hereafter mentioned for the term of her life providing she does not remarry. If she remarries or after her death whichever is the sooner he gives all the above except the Fee Farm Rents to his loving Nephews Samuel Bull, Thomas Chaplain and Edward Woodward for their lives, On Condition that out the rents and profits they keep the properties in good condition and repair. After the death of the survivor of them he gives the property to his Executors John Rogers of NP, gent and Charles Dymoke the younger of Cranfield, gent and their heirs for 1 year in Trust for them to pay 1 years Rents and profits after payment of taxes etc to the Overseers of the Poor in NP for the use and benefit imploying and setting to work of such poor people of NP as shall receive Collection to be imployed at Work in a Common Workhouse which I the said Samuel Christie have lately erected and built in a certain place called the Paggs or Paggenells in NP.
And from and after the term of 1 year I give all my estate, except the Fee Farm Rents and Workhouse, to the heirs of the survivors of Bell, Chaplain and Woodward.

Will dated 19.7.1703, proved in London 3.12.1703

DB194/6 28th June 1808
Common Recovery of the Estate of the late John Hamilton deceased, Inrolled at Court of Common Pleas at Westminster in Trinity Term 48 George III.

(DB255/16 is a Bargain and Sale to make a Tenant to the Precipe for Suffering a Common Recovery of Estates in the Court of Common Pleas)

Endorsement in pencil "Mr Joseph Lucas Lot 5"
1) William Hamilton of Sanquhar (Dumfries)
2) Mary Macmellan widow of Sanquhar
3) James Abbott Hamilton, of Sanquhar, Gent and Jane his wife
4) Thomas Ince of Grays Inn, London, gent
5) Robert Long of Grays Inn, London, gent
6) Thomas Palmer Bull minister of the Gospel, trustee for party 3 above

John Hamilton, lace merchant of NP deceased, was seized of property in NP, TICKFORD, Sherington, Olney, Hanslope, Wendover, Padbury, and Lenborough, Bucks. By his Will of 30.10.1779 he appointed Patrick Renny and Thomas Gardner, gent as his trustees, to hold his estate which passed to his son Thomas Abbott Hamilton for life then to his Daughter (Thomas's sister) Ann Hamilton for life and then to John’s nephew Robert Hamilton for life and then to Robert's children in equal shares who were to hold as Tenants in Common not as Joint Tenants.

John died shortly after writing his Will (proved PCC), Thomas Abbot died without issue, Ann married the Revd Samuel Greatheed but died without issue. So the estate descended to Parties 1,2,and 3, who were the children and heirs of Robert Hamilton.

Recovery gives details of the Estate, which included property and land in Newport Pagnell, TICKFORD, Sherington, Olney, Hanslope, Wendover, Padbury and Lenborough. I have only listed the Newport property as below:

Certain properties had been awarded on 3.7.1795 to Ann Hamilton and Samuel Greatheed her husband on the Enclosure of the Portfield in lieu of John Hamilton's Open Field holdings in the Portfields, which he purchased of Thomas Green and others.

Plot in the Lins field of 18a 2r 21p, exclusive of the Private Carriage Road directed to pass over it, was awarded as above on the Enclosure of the Portfield, this plot now made into 2 Closes which are hereafter described.

Whereas Act for Enclosing Fields in NP 5 Plots had been awarded on 11.5.1807 to the 3 devisees on the Enclosure of TICKFORD Field in lieu of John Hamilton's Open Field holdings.

1 Plot in the High Street with several cottages and other Buildings occupied by John Coles, Rose Paine, Mary Paine, and Eleanor Burrel, containing 3a 26p, the devisees obtained this by exchange in lieu of the 3rd allotment to the Master and Governors of Queen Annes Hospital.

1 messuage and part of a yard with stables and the ground thereof situated near the High Street, containing 16p the devisees obtained this by exchange in lieu of the 6th allotment of George Viscount Valentia.

Also to devisees 1 other plot in Hog Holme containing 1a 1r 22p and 1 other plot in the south meadow containing 4a 3r 8p and 1 other plot in Mill Field and Middle Field cont, 66a 2r 15p

And to the devisees 1 other plot in Mill Field containing 3a 3r 18p, which was Philip Hoddle Ward's 19th allotment, the devisees obtained this in exchange for an Ancient Enclosure called Spring Close.

Also 1 plot in Mill Field containing 1a 3r 15p, the devisees obtained this by exchange in lieu of the first allotment of the Master and Governors of Queen Annes Hospital for part of an Ancient Close called Robinson's Close.

Also to the Devises under John Hamilton's will 1 other plot in Mill field containing 38p which they received in exchange for the other part of Robinson's Close which was required for the Turnpike road.

Also 1 other plot in Mill field containing 1a 3r 14p, the devisees obtained this by exchange with George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser of an Ancient Close called Clay Lane Close.

And which said allotments and exchanges so made and awarded to the 3 Devisees were allotted and awarded to them in lieu of the Open field Lands and other property late of John Hamilton and are now laid into 2 allotments or Closes the one of 6a 30p and the other of 74a 1r 21p.

The Acts of Parliament for Enclosures of Lands did not revoke a Will so the Devisees are Seized of the Estate in Tail and are in possession of it. And Whereas Ann Greatheed recently died without issue and Robert Hamilton, the devisees father, died in 1788 without making any limitation or apportionment of the estate so the Devisees are now seized of it, and have agreed to effect this Common Recovery to Barr the tail and too make it an Estate in Fee Simple, and Jane the wife of James Abbot Hamilton has agreed to join in for the purpose of Barring her right of dower. So the devisees sell the estate to William Ince, as perfect tenant, for 10/-.

The estate is the property listed above and that listed below:

The Messuage or tenement/ sometime in two tenements in the North End formerly an Inn called the White Hart or whatsoever other name or sign the same had been before, formerly in the occupation of William Dixon, Walter Beaty, John Hamilton/ which was formerly in the occupations of Jethro Inwood, since of Widow Malpas and now of James Brillinham Dix, schoolmaster, and were purchased by John Hamilton from John Ewer and James Buchanan by L and RL of the 8th and 9th July 1754.

Also that Burgage Messuage or tenement within the Borough or parish of NP in the street called the North End between the above mentioned messuage formerly of John Wilkinson, late of John Hamilton on the N; the house and ground formerly of Thomas Ingram late of Jeremiah Collier and now of James Pike on the S; fronting the common street on the W. And also that orchard, Garden or piece of ground to the same messuage adjoining and now or late belonging, the ground formerly of John Wilkinson late of John Hamilton and now of the 3 devisees on the N and E parts; and the ground formerly of Henry Hall, late of the heirs of Christopher Toomes and now of William Benson on the S and W.

And also all that other piece of ground sometime since laid into the said garden whereon formerly stood a barn containing 3 bays of building but sometime since pulled down, lying in NP adjoining to Church Lane there Northwards. Together with 1 other piece of ground being part also of the said garden lying and being on the S side of the said last mentioned piece of ground as the same was lately had used and enjoyed by the Burgage, all or most of the 3 last mentioned pieces of ground were sometime since laid into the yard and garden belonging to the aforesaid messuage now in the occupation of James Brillingham Dix (Schoolmaster) and is now used and occupied therewith by him as a Yard and Playground for his scholars and divided from the Small Yard now belonging to and occupied with the said Burgage by a Stone Wall which said Burgage, Orchard, Garden and piece of ground were formerly in the occupation of Ann Hindes, widow and were purchased by John Hamilton from William Wilson and Hannah his wife and William Croft and Elizabeth his wife by L and RL of the 27th and 28th Nov. 1766. And the said Burgage is now in the tenure of James Pike under a Lease granted by Samuel Greatheed and Ann his wife for 20 years from 24.6.1792 at a rent of £20 p.a.

And Also all that messuage or Farmhouse in Priory Street, in TICKFORD, now in the occupation of Sarah Atterbury, widow and her undertenants William Atkins and Elizabeth Elliott. Also a Close of Pasture, containing 2a to the said Farmhouse adjoining now also in the occupation of Sarah Atterbury, widow, the house and ground of Joseph Osborne late of John Hamilton and now of the 3 devisees and a Close late of William Nevill Hart, esq., and now of Philip Hoddle Ward Esq., on the E; the house and ground sometime of Joseph Osborne, late of John Hamilton and now of the 3 devisees on the W; a certain meadow now called Castle Meadow on the N; and the common street on the S.

And also those 2 cottages and a Toft or piece of ground, situated in TICKFORD, whereon sometime since stood a house now in the several tenures or occupations of William Alsop, John Partridge and Mary Franklin, the house and ground late of Robert Perrott and now of George Renny and Isabella his wife and Robert Murray Fraser and Elizabeth his wife on the N; the house and ground late of Thomas Walker, since of .... Turner and now of James Pike on the S; and the Common Street on the E.

Also that Close of pasture now used as a garden to the said cottages adjoining by estimation containing..... now in the occupation of William Jefferson or his undertenant William Jones, 2 undivided third parts of which were purchased by John Hamilton from the Revd G.A.Eyles and John Eyles by L and RL of 20th and 21st March 1772 and the other third purchased by John Hamilton from Thomas Hooton by L and RL of 23rd and 24th Oct 1775.

And also a plot or piece of ground with Mounds and Fences of and belonging to the same situate in the High Street in NP
with several cottages, barns and other Buildings standing near the same now occupied by John Coles, Rose Paine, Mary Paine, and Eleanor Burrel, containing 3r, 26p, and lately awarded and received by the 3 devisees of the Master and Governors of Queen Annes Hospital in exchange for Open Fields Lands late belonging to the 3 devisees and awarded to the Master and Governors as their 3rd allotment. Bounded by the street on the S; by the Dolphin Public House and Yard and Bury Field Common on the W; by an Old Enclosure belonging to George Pitt Hurst on the N; by an Homestead and Garden belonging to George Viscount Valentia and the 2nd allotment of the 3 devisees next hereafter described on the E.

And Also 1 messuage and part of a yard with stables standing thereon sit near the High Street containing 16p and lately awarded to the 3 devisees of the said George Viscount Valentia in exchange for Open Field Lands as George V.V's 6th allotment. Bounded by the Street on the S; by the said 1st allotment (above mentioned) of the 3 devisees on the W; by the Farmyard and Homestead belonging to George Viscount Valentia on the N and E.

Also that 1 other plot in Hog Holme containing 1a 1r 22p bounded on all parts by the river Lovatt and the Back Brook.

Also that other Plot in the South Meadow containing 1a 3r 8p, the Turnpike road on the E; Mill Road on the S; 1st allot to John Hooton on part of the W; river Lovatt on the other part of the W; 2nd allot to the Vicar on the N.

And also that other Piece of land in Mill Field and Middle Field containing 66a 2r 15p, the 3rd allot of John Walker on part of N; the 4th allot of George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser on the N and E; the 1st allotment of Fred Van Hagen on the E and SE; the parish of Moulsoe on part of W; the 5th allot of Master and Governors of Queen Annes Hospital on the other parts of the S and W; the 1st allotment of James Pike on the other part of the W; the 6th, 7th, and 9th allotments of the 3 devisees on the remaining part of the S; and the Turnpike Road on the remaining part of the W.
Which said 5 allotments were awarded by the Enclosure Award of TICKFORD Field to the 3 devisees in lieu of Open field Lands which John Hamilton purchased of Eyles and Hooton.

And 1 other plot in Mill Field containing 3a 3r 18p, which was Philip Hoddle Ward's 19th allotment, the devisees obtained this in exchange for an Ancient Enclosure called Spring Close.
Also 1 plot in Mill Field containing 1a 3r 15p, the devisees obtained this by exchange with Master and Governors of Queen Annes Hospital for part of an Ancient Close formerly called Townsend Close and now Robinson's Close.

Also 1 other plot in Mill field containing 38p which the devisees received in exchange for the other part of Robinson's Close which was required for the Turnpike road.

Also 1 other plot in Mill field containing 1a 3r 14p, the devisees obtained this by exchange with George Renny and Robert Murray Fraser of an Ancient Close called Clay Lane Close.

Which said last 5 described plots containing together 74a 1r 14 p are laid together to form 1 plot or allotment which with the before described 3rd and 4th allots containing together 6a 30 are now in the tenure or occupation of Sarah Atterbury.

Also a messuage now 2 tenements in Priory End or Priory Street in the occupation of Elizabeth Rowton, widow, since of Henry Phipp, late of Joseph Osborne and Thomas Mills and now of William How and Alice Riley. Also the yard, orchard and garden to the messuage adjoining and belonging as the same hath long been fenced in from the Pales formerly of Francis Mead, late of John Hamilton and Thomas Hooton, and now of the 3 devisees, bounded by Philip Hoddle Ward on the N; Priory St on the S; ground formerly of Francis Mead, late of John Hamilton and now of the 3 devisees on the E; the houses formerly of John Blacklock, late of William Underwood and now of Philip Hoddle Ward on the W.

Also those 2 cottages in Priory Street heretofore in the several tenures or occupations of John Sutley and John Sapwell, late of William Sutton and Elizabeth Barker, now of William Barker and Thomas Mills, the ground formerly of Sir Henry Atkins late of Richard Atkins now of ..... on the NE; the House and Ground formerly of Francis Mead, late of John Hamilton and now of the 3 devisees on the SW; which messuage now 2 tenements with the yard, orchard and garden and the 2 cottages were purchased by John Hamilton of Joseph Osborne by Land RL of 7th and 8th June 1774.

Also the Messuage divided into 2 tenements in Silver Street formerly in the occupations of Ann Todd, widow, Elizabeth Barton and Sarah Savage, since of Ann Todd, Elizabeth Norton, now of Ann Quaint, Ann Saunders and Samuel Smith, the house and ground late of Samuel Whitmey now of Mary Barnes and late in the occupation of Richard Spakes and now of.... on the E; the house and ground late of Stephen Hoddle now of Joseph Redden late in the occupation of Charles Bulley now of William Cripps on the W; the house and ground late of William Underwood now of William Miller an Infant on the W; fronting the Common Street on the S, which messuage was purchased by John Hamilton of Edward Whitton and others by L and RL of the 19th and 20th August 1774.

Plot in the Lins field of 18a 2r 21p exclusive of the Private Carriage Linford Road directed to pass over it, (this is near Little Bridge) detailed boundaries in original, was awarded to Samuel Greatheed and Ann Hamilton in lieu of 15a of Open Field Land formerly of John Hamilton which he had purchased of Thomas Green and others.

Also all that Capital Messuage or Mansion House with yard and garden adjoining and belonging, formerly in the occupation of ..... Norman, widow, since of Richard Mills, late of John Hamilton and now of Samuel Greatheed. Also the Malting Kiln or Malting Office, now and for some time converted into a stable, barn and other offices adjoining to the said messuage or Mansion House, formerly of Thomas Page, since of Richard Mills late of John Hamilton and now of Samuel Greatheed. The Common St on the N; the ground and premises of Samuel Thorpe and William Bull on the S; the messuage or tenement and premises late of Thomas Handson and William Cripps now of ..... on the E; the Common Street Anabaptist Meeting House and ground and premises late of Samuel Thorpe and now of .... on W. All which premises were purchased by John Hamilton from Samuel Thorpe and GPH his trustee, by L and RL of the 29th and 30th May 1777.

And also all that messuage in NP formerly in the occupation of Thomas Tandy, afterwards of Gresham Hakewill, late of William Freer and now of Ursula Hill widow. Also all those several pieces of ground thereto belonging and next adjoining formerly used as a Bowling Green, and also another piece of ground sometime since used as a garden and adjoining to the above pieces of ground above formerly in the occupation of Joseph Higby, and which several pieces of ground are now and for sometime past have been laid together and converted into a Close of pasture now called Bowling Green Close and was late in the occupation of William Freer and now of Charles Marius Hardy. Which messuage and pieces of land were purchased by John Hamilton of Meredith Price, gent and Elizabeth Macdowell, widow.

And also all and singular the Tythes or tenths of Corn, Grain and Hay and all manner of other Tythes or tenths arising from the Capital Mansion which John Hamilton purchased from William Thorpe and his trustee and also all the Tythes etc arising from that other messuage with yard (former Bowling Green) lying and being near the Green End of NP, and also arising from the Close of pasture adjoining and belonging containing by estimation 2a both in the occupation of William Freer, and also to all the other pieces of land and property which he held in the town and parish, which Tythes he purchased from William Haddon, on 1st July 1777.

There is a Good description of the property and land in the other parishes in which Hamilton had owned.
Total estate is said to be 25 messuages, 6 tofts, 40 gardens, 500a land, 250a meadow and 250a pasture and all the Tythes arising from the property and land held in the parishes of NP, Wendover, Padbury, and Lenborough.

Estate is Recovered to the 3 devisees who now hold it in Fee Simple.

(For Printed Particulars of Sale of parts of this Estate See DB250/6)

PROPERTY OF COLLISON FAMILY,
MESSUAGE IN HIGH STREET, A CLOSE IN TICKFORD FIELD
AND GARDEN IN MARSH END, 1797-1809.
(High St property is on site of Barclays Bank)
(See also DB205&8 for the Marsh End property).

DB194/5 24th Oct 1797

PROBATE WILL OF ROBERT COLLISON

To Executors who are his son Robert and brother in Law Thomas Harley of Pirton, Herts, farmer. All his freehold and copyhold messuages, cottages, gardens, goods and chattels, household furniture, cash, securities on Trust.
Executors are to permit his wife Lucy to have all rents etc for life, after her death all goes to his 2 sons Robert and George
Written 24.10.1797 Witnesses: George Cooch and Susanna Williams, proved at Canterbury 11.7.1803 by son Robert.
Copy by Cooch, NP

DB194/7 4th and 5th Jan 1809
Conveyance by L and RL for £282

1) George Collison, draper 1 of the sons and devisee in the Will of Robert Collison, surgeon deceased.
2) Robert Collison, surgeon the eldest son of Robert deceased and also a devisee and executor of his Will

By his Will of 24.10.1797 Robert appointed his eldest son Robert and his brother in law Thomas Hailey of Pirton, Herts, farmer as his Executors. They were to hold his estate for his wife Lucy for life, and she was to receive all rents and profits, so long as she remained a widow, and after her death the estate was to be divided equally between his two sons George and Robert.

Lucy died before her husband then he died and his Will was proved on 11.7.1803. George having reached the age of 21 sells his share of the estate to his brother Robert.

Estate is:
Messuage in High Street formerly of Patrick Renny, since of Elizabeth Hamilton, afterwards of John Howe deceased, since of James Adkins, late of Robert Collison and now of Robert Collison his son. The messuage of George Knibb on the E; messuage of the Trustees of the late John Revis on the W; the ground late of George Chalkeley Taylor now of Maurice Smith on the N; and the High Street on the S. which messuage was purchased by Robert Collison deceased from James Adkins and Thomas Westley his trustee by L and RL of 26th and 27th Aug 1793.

Also a Close of pasture in Tickford Field commonly called Long Close alias Water Lane Close containing 2a. the Close called Guillain Close on the N; Clay Green on the S; Water Lane on the E; Close formerly of Sir Henry Atkins, baronet on W, which Close was purchased by Robert Collison from Thomas Hooton and Walter Beaty and conveyed by them and Thomas Holt by L and RL of the 16th and 17th July 1782.

Also the Orchard or inclosed pasture ground now a garden containing half an acre, formerly of Joseph Higby, afterwards of Thomas Hencher, since of Richard Foulkes and now of Robert Collison. Also the free Right of Way out of by and through the gateway adjoining to the E end of a messuage late of Robert Collison, since of William Leverett, upon through and over the yard late of Sarah Hencher, since of William Leverett down to the R. Lovatt. Also free use of and Right of Passage to and from the Pump sit in the yard formerly of John Battison the elder, since of William Brice, late of Martha Brice, widow and now of .....
Witnesses: William Lucas and John F. Congreve.
Copy made 9.11.1810 by Samuel Hooper Adams and George Cooch Junior.

DB195/1-4
DEEDS TO THE “SITE OF OR PART OF THE SITE WHEREON THE
MANOR HOUSE, AND A STABLE FORMERLY STOOD"
IN HIGH ST BETWEEN WESLEYAN CHAPEL AND UNION ST,

WILL OF THOMAS HANDSON, BAKER, ESTATE INCLUDES BAKEHOUSE
ERECTED ON ABOVE, 2 OTHER MESSUAGES, AND A CLOSE OF 5A, 1813-1862

DB195/1 20.10.1813 "N0 4"
Feoffment, Bargain and sale for £100
1) William Lucas, gent
2) Mansel Dawkins Mansel of Lathbury House, the trustee of William Lucas
3) Thomas Handson, baker

All that piece of ground situate in the High St, containing 16 perches or thereabouts, inclosed on every side with a stone wall being the site of or part of the site whereon the Manor house, and a stable formerly stood.
Bounded on the S. by the High St; on the W. by a Close and certain premises belonging to William Lucas; on the N&E by the yard and homestead formerly belonging to George Lord Viscount Valentia, since of Thomas Meacher and now of Thomas Warriner Baseley and William Stapleton.

Which said piece of ground was purchased, amongst other premises, by William Lucas from William Hamilton, Mary Marinellan and James Abbot Hamilton the only surviving children of Rbt Hamilton late of Sanquhar, Gent, who was Nephew and devisee named in the will of Jn Hamilton late of NP, Lace Merchant, deceased, and which said Wm. Hamilton is cousin and heir of Ann Greathead deceased late Ann Hamilton spinster who was sister and heir of Thos Abbott Hamilton late of NP Lace Merchant also deceased, and conveyed to him by his trustee Mansel Dawkins Mansel in and by indentures of L and RL of the 7th and 8th Oct. 1808. The release being made between,
1) William Hamilton, Mary Marinellan and James Abbot Hamilton
2) Thomas Palmer Bull
3) John Coles
4) William Lucas
5) Mansel Dawkins Mansel

(See Will below, this is left to his niece Hannah wife of James Pike)

DB195/2 8.7.1828
Probate Copy of the Will of Thomas Handson, baker
To his nephew William Pike of Moulsoe £656.11.00 in 4% Consols.

To his nephew James Pike, baker all my stock in trade, book debts, furniture and ALSO all the rest of my personal estate remaining after debts have been paid. Also my messuage in NP where I dwell with bakehouse, barns outhouses and yards adjoining ALSO 2 other messuage with yards and outbuildings adjoining the above as the same are now in the occupation of .... Morris and John Roberts. To hold the messuage to James Pike for his life and after his death to go to George Osborne the son of Thomas Osborne of Quarry Hall, Lathbury.

To Hannah wife of James Pike all my granary and garden in NP and adjoining the messuage now in the occupation of ... Barrett

ALSO to nephew James all that Close of 5a which I purchased of Sir John Riddle and which is now in the occupation of Joseph Pike, To hold the Close to James Pike for his life and after his death to go to my nephew Joseph Pike of The Green, farmer and after his death to my great Nephew James Pike the son of James and Hannah.

To my sister Ann Handson of Wootton, spinster all my messuage in Wootton Northants and a Close in Blisworth. Will lists other properties in Northants.

Witnesses, John Wilmer of Moulsoe, butcher, John Higgins, baker and William Bateman Bull, solicitor
Will proved 8.7.1828 by James and William Pike

DB195/3 2.5.1835 "No 3"
Conveyance for £200
1) Hannah Pike, widow of James Pike, baker
2) John Wilmer of Gayhurst House, House Steward to the Right Hon Robert Smith

Whereas Thomas Handson died in May 1828 and by his Will left the piece of ground (described below) to his niece Hannah Pike she has contracted to sell it to John Wilmer.

All that piece of ground in the High Street containing 16 perches or thereabouts inclosed on every side with a stone wall and now used as a garden.

Also all that messuage erected by Thomas Handson on part of it and fronting the High Street now or sometime used as a Granary. Bounded on the S by the High St; on the W by a Close and certain premises formerly belonging to William Lucas and now the property of Jethro Inwood and others; on the N&E by the premises formerly belonging to Thomas Warriner Baseley and William Stapleton after that of William Lucas, then of .... Barringer who built a messuage thereon and now the property of Frederick Lucas and in the occupation of ....Barratt.

DB195/4 15.6.1862
Conveyance for £530
1) John Wilmer of Gayhurst, farmer
2) Rachel Hudson, widow

Ground now occupied by Harriett How, bounded on the S by the High St; on the W. by premises of William Lucas and the Trustees of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and the ground of George Osborne Rogers and W.B.Bull; on the NE by premises formerly of Thomas Warriner Baseley and William Stapleton then of Frederick Lucas, then in the occupation of Susanna Barratt and now belonging to Mary Root and Harriet Bailey and Maria Page.

DB196/1-14
THREE MESSUAGES ON THE GREEN,
(105-109 HIGH STREET)
1797-1896

DB196/1 31st Oct 1797
Feoffment for £31 10s 0d
1) Miss Jane Blunt of Norfolk, Virginia, North America, spinster
2) Mr William Spencer, brewer and Revd William Bull his Trustee
Messuage Cottage or tenement late in occupation of John Markes, now of William Spencer, and also other messuage adjoining late of Bradford Savage, now William Spencer, part of which has been converted into a barn. High St on N and W; messuage late Ann Hakesley widow now of ... on S; messuage late Robert Newman and now....on E.
Witnesses: William Green clerk to George Hurst and Purney Wallis.
Copy made 20.12.1815 by George Cooch Junior and John Tate.

DB196/2-3 12th and 13th April 1815
L and RL for £90
1) William Spencer son and heir of William Spencer late of NP and Hannah Spencer widow.
2) Thomas Eaglestone, cordwainer and George Cooch, gent his trustee
William Spencer died intestate and property passed to William his eldest son, Revd William Bull is also deceased.
Messuage yard, garden and barn situated on The Green late of Bradford Savage since of William Spencer deceased. The part converted to a barn now taken down and rebuilt and is with the yard and garden in the occupation of Eaglestone. High St on N another messuage of John Albright on the W; messuage late Ann Hakesley widow now of ... Newman on E; premises of John Albright on S.

DB196/4-5 6th and 7th Sept 1821
(This deed is for property in Marsh End and the above)
L and RL for obtaining an Annuity of £15 p.a.
1) Thomas Eaglestone, cordwainer
2) Robert Gamble, tailor
3) George Cooch, gent
4) Christopher Burnett, laceman and Thomas Barnes, schoolmaster
Annuity of £15 p.a. to be paid to Eaglestone by Gamble, property conveyed to Cooch as Trustee.

All those newly erected messuages lately erected on the site where two formerly stood. And Also the Barn to the same adjoining and belonging all which are standing in NP in the street called Marsh End and were formerly, and whilst as two messuages were in the occupation of Widow Robinson, Robert Pearson and Sarah Hughes widow, but were since the rebuilding and converting into three messuages in the occupation of Thomas Burgess, Ann Warner and John Pettit and now of Thomas Burgess, ... Biggs, and John Cross.

And Also Right of Way for Gamble with horses carts etc from and to the street thro a certain gateway or passage between the houses formerly occupied by Edward Cook and William Judge leading to and from the cottages hereby granted together with a Well on the premises of Joseph Davis and use of the Privy standing near the Cottages.

Which Cottages, barn, way privileges etc were conveyed amongst other property by L and RL of 30th and 31st August 1813 by Joseph Davis to Thomas Eaglestone and George Rose.

And Also other Cottage and garden standing on the Green and used as a barn but which hath lately been taken down and rebuilt and is with the said yard and garden now in the occupation of Thomas Eaglestone.
High St on N another messuage of Robert Fossey and of John Albright on the W; messuage late Ann Hakesley widow now of ... Newman on E; premises of John Albright on S. Recites DB 194/2-3.

DB196/6 17th August 1826
Gamble obtains Mortgage of £60 for above from Daniel Goodman, victualler

DB196/7 13th February 1854
Conveyance for £80
1) George Faulkner of Cranfield, and Alice Marr widow
2) Robert Gamble, tailor
3) Chas Bateman, poulterer
Faulkner and Marr the heirs of Goodman the Mortgagee and Gamble sell to Bateman for £80 (£60 to 1 and £20 to 2)

Messuage is now 2 tenements, yard, garden and barn on the Green formerly of Savage etc, occupied by Robert Gamble and John Hooton, the street on the N; messuage of Robert Fossey now Thomas Mitchell and messuage late John Allbright now Catherine Fountain, (his Daughter in law DM) on the W; messuage late Ann Hakesley now John Lockwood on E; premises late John Allbright now Catherine Fountain on S.

DB196/8 1st Nov 1876
Conveyance for £160
1) Chas Bateman, market gardener
2) W.Barnard Dimmock, poulterer
Property as above formerly of Robert Gamble then John Hooton now B. Dimmock, and one unoccupied now described as in High St formerly the Green, the street on the N; messuage late Thomas Mitchell then Thomas Presland Samwell on the W; messuage now Thomas Mayne, and partly by messuage late Catherine Fountain now of ....Bliss in occupation of David Harris on the E; and messuage late John Lockwood now John Higgins on S.

(Below includes cottages in Beaconsfield Place)

DB196/9 22nd July 1896
Ms conditions and Particulars of Sale of Property to be sold by auction by J.P.Goodman at the Anchor on Wed 22.7.1896 by direction of W.B and W.R.Bull as Trustees of the Will of Mr B Dimmock

Lot 1 7 brick built slated cottages nos 25-37 Beaconsfield Place late in the occupation of James Reynolds, William Moseley, Henry Coverley, George Cook, B.W. Dimmock, James Coverley and Benjamin Burbridge as weekly tenants at 3/- per week. Town Water laid on to each house.

Lot 2 3 Cottages brick built and tiled nos 105 empty, 107 occupied by W.B.Dimmock, and 109 High St occupied by Mr S. Webb. Annual Rent £24.60. There is a Pump and Well in the yard and Town Water also laid on. Sold subject to the right of John Glave the occupier of 111, High Street to use of Closet, Pump and Well.
W.B.Dimmock purchased Lot 2 for £350.

DB196/10 4th July 1945
George William Bessell of Lakes Lane Mortgages 105-109 High St to Barclays Bank.
Recites
Conveyance 30.6.79 T.P.Samwee to B. Dimmock,
1869 Abstract of Title
31.8.96 Conveyance John Glave to Mrs Jane E. Glave
1.9.1944 Conveyance The Representatives of Mrs J.E. Glave to Bessell

DB196/11 4th July 1945
Certificate re Land Tax Search

DB196/12 Letter re insurance and Mortgage

DB196/13 Bessell's Royal Insurance Policy

DB196/14 Policy Renewal Receipt.

DB197/1-6
DEEDS TO MESSUAGE IN HIGH STREET,
(Nos 28,26 and 24 HIGH ST)
1827-1881

DB197/1
Probate copy of Will of George Knibb gent. 22.7.1826
Clothes to his brothers Stephen Knibb schoolmaster and James Knibb stonemason, both of Stoke Goldington, they are also to have a watch each.
Trustees are Robert Collison, surgeon and George Cooch; they are to sell his house in the High St by auction or privately to fund his legacies.
£100 to William Marshall victualler of NP
£50 to Isaac Henley Hanscomb of Bedford, lacemerchant
£20 to Elizabeth Tarry of Lathbury, spinster
£10 to each of his trustees.
Balance to Sophia wife of Lilly Smith of Southam, Warwicks, gent and her son Henry.
Trustees to pay Elizabeth Knight of Hanslope, housekeeper £25 pa for life.
Also Charity to 4 widows of respectable tradesmen of NP that are members of Church of England.

DB197/2-3 19th and 20th December 1827
Conveyance by L and RL for £635
1) The devisees in trust of George Knibb
2) George Lucas
3) William Swabey of Clifton Reynes.

Messuage and piece of garden ground belonging in the High Town, heretofore in occupation Edward Wooley, after of Josiah Knibb? deceased, since of George Knibb, now of William Taylor. The messuage and ground formerly Edward Percival and next herein described on the E; a messuage and ground formerly John Stapp, since Martha Hamilton now Robert Collison on the W; High St on S; ground formerly George Taylor now Edward Cleaver on N.
Also messuage in High Town in occupation of ..... Pinkard, since John Pearson now Caroline Stevens.

DB197/4-5 29th and 30th December 1828
Conveyance by L and RL for £635
1) George Lucas
2) Robert Collison
Same as 197/2-3

DB197/6
Abstract of Title of the surviving Devisees in Trust under the Will of George Morley to a messuage in NP in the occupation of Ann James (Lot 2)
(This property obviously Lot to 2 in an auction and the Abstract prepared to prove Title,)

Recites Deeds above and also Will of Robert Collison, written 25.1.1858, died 3.4.1860 to brother George Collison for life then to Revd George Morley, vicar of NP Will proved Oxford 24.4.1860.

May 1860 Will of George Morley leaves all to his wife Martha Rebecca Morley for life then to brother Revd William Morley as Trustee. Revd Morley died May 1869, (Morley's Will is DB194/5)

DB198/1-5
DEEDS TO MESSUAGE (48 HIGH ST)
1866-1870

DB198/1 2nd April 1866
Mortgage for £1100
1) Robert French ironmonger from
2) Joseph Taylor of Islington, merchants clerk and Robert Joseph French, ironmonger
Messuage formerly 2 messuage in the High St, formerly of Daniel Edmunds, then of Elizabeth and Priscilla Meadows, then of Thomas Kilpin, then of John Keep now of R.T. French. The messuage and ground formerly of Thomas Osborn, late of Denis Coales on the E; messuage formerly Henry Meadows then John Philips now of John Wilmer on W; lane formerly Dungeon Lane now Union St on N; High St on S.

DB198/2 2nd April 1866
Settlement by Mrs Charlotte French of £1100 invested on Mortgage.
The £1100 advanced by Taylor and French is money belonging to Charlotte for her separate use and to which she has become entitled under the Will of her late father Joseph Webb deceased, it was invested at the request of Charlotte and is held in Trust for the children of Charlotte.

DB198/3/1-2 22nd Sept 1866
Transfer of Shares in Buckingham Gas Light and Coke Co by Mr Joshua Levin French of Winslow, and George Heley of NP, grocer the Executors of Joseph Webb to Charlotte.

DB198/3/3 Draft Re above

DB198/3/4 3 letters from `Gas Works Buckingham re transfer signed R. Carter

DB198/3/5 Certificate of Shares 12,24,25, and 11

DB198/3/6 Letter

DB198/3/7 Letter to J.L. French, with Winslow CDS FF8 1843, re Assignment of shares to Joseph Webb.

DB198/3/8
Article of Agreement 10/8/1849 between John Keep of Birmingham "Factor" and R T French of NP. John Keep in consideration of £935 paid to him by RTF will within 3 months transfer to him in Fee Simple "all that messuage in High St now used as by RTF as tenant. Witness J.R.Carr.

DB198/4 31st March 1870
1) Mrs Charlotte French
2) Messrs Joseph Taylor and R.J. French
Recites settlement of 2.4.1866 and that R.T. French had died 28.1.1867, Will 8.5.1866 leaving all to wife and son R.J.F who were his Executors.

DB198/5 5th April 1870
Reconveyance of property Joseph Taylor and RJF to Charlotte

DB199/1-10
DEEDS TO VARIOUS PROPERTIES IN THE HIGH STREET
1681-1877,

DB199/1
MESSUAGE NEXT TO LORD’S COMMON BAKEHOUSE
1539,

DB199/1 21.6.1539.
(See also DB244/2-3)
Bargain and Sale for £
1) Peter Perceval, taylor
2) John Humphrey of N.P. and Elizabeth his wife
One messuage or cottage in NP next to the Lord's Common Bakehouse on the W; and the house of Peter Perceval on the E; late in the holding of John Mordaunt, there is 1 parlour with a chamber, 1 barn of 2 bayes, 1 stable of 1 bay and 1 yard to the windoo (window).

DB199/2
CORNER SHOP 1681

DB199/2 1.2.1681
Lease for 1 year in advance of Bargain and Sale
1) John Sam citizen and meal man of the city of London and Elizabeth his wife the sole Daughter and heir of William Cowley late, gent and Elizabeth Barnes, widow mother of the said Elizabeth and late wife of the said John Cowley.
2) John Nash, cordwainer,

"All that messuage ten, or Corner House in NP in the High St., called or known by the name of the Corner Shopp now or late in the occupation of .... Wilkinson, shoemaker, adjoining to the messuage of Cornelius Harvey, butcher on the E; and the messuage in the Tenure of Richard Jarvis on the W. Which said messuage was conveyed by Thomas Kendall and Susan his wife to William Pomfrett, gent who sold it to William Cowley.

DB199/3
MESSUAGE AT END OF TOWN SHAMBLES
1687,

DB199/3 18.10.1687
Mortgage for £60
1) Joseph field of Cranfield, gent son and heir of John Field
2) John Battison of NP, ironmonger
All that messuage or tenement situate in NP in the Tenure of John Battison, standing and being at one end of the said Town Shambles in the said Market St.
Witnesses: Thomas Ruffhead and Sarah Battison

DB199/4&5
MESSUAGE IN HIGH ST (On site of co-operative store next to Vicarage),
1744, WITH WILL OF WILLIAM HANDSON, BAKER.

DB199/4 5.4.1744
Bargain and Sale for 5/-
1) John Thacker, baker
2) John Law of Wootton, Brewer and Joseph Warner of Caldecote Mill, miller
(Property on site of Co-op)
Messuage in the High Street in occupation of John Thacker and William Handson or one of them. The house and ground late of Richard Revis and now of Anne Taylor widow on the E. and the house and ground heretofore of Joseph Cripps and now of Anne James on the W. Which messuage was heretofore purchased of Thomas Chapman by Roger Chapman, gent his son and by them conveyed to J Thacker by L and RL of 1st and 2nd April 1718.
(See DB26/1 and DB380/1 earlier deed of above property. DM)

DB199/5 Folded and torn along creases.
Copy of Will of William Handson, baker.
He leaves to his wife Eliz, his dwelling house in NP ALSO all his household goods, household stuffs, his stock of grain and fuel, his utensils for baking and all other stock and effects. He ALSO left £10 to his sister Mary Handson and £5 to his brother John.

DB199/6
PARTITION OF BUTCHERS SHAMBLES, 1784
(Mentions several pieces or parcels of stall ground, and liberty of stallage or setting up stalls on Market and Fair days in the High Street)

DB199/6 1.8.1784
Deed of Partition of Butchers Shambles in High Street.
1) Robert Jee, draper, nephew and devisee in the Will of Robert Parrott late, draper, deceased.
2) George Cripps, victualler, Thomas Cripps of Sherington, cabinet maker and Joseph Cripps, draper. 3 of the sons devisees and residuary legatees named in the Will of William Cripps, gent deceased.

WHEREAS RJ is seized for life with the remainder to his 1st and other sons in Tail Male, of 1 undivided half of 6 butcher's shambles or stalls standing in the middle of High Street now in the several occupations of Thomas Berrill, Noris Miller, John Warwick, David Pike, John Platt and Samuel ...., and the said GC, TC and JC are seized in fee of the other half.

AND WHEREAS RJ is seized of half of several pieces or parcels of stall ground, or liberty of stallage or setting up stalls on Market and Fair days in the High Street for the remainder of several terms of years yet to come and unexpired part of which are in the several occupations of Gilbert Pickering, Edward Pickering, John Harris, John Pickering, John Stanton and Thomas Skevington and the remainder are unnoccupied, and the said GC, TC and JC are seized in fee of the other half.

AND WHEREAS R Jee and the Cripps have agreed to divide the property as follows;

RJ to have 3 butchers shambles and a share of the loft over the same situated on the N side of the shambles and now in the occupation of Thomas Berrill, Noris Miller, John Warwick. The shambles of Lord Viscount Valentia being on the E; and the shambles of the Feoffees of the Town Lands being on the W. AND ALSO all that stall ground before the fronts of the messuage of RJ in the occupations of himself and James Lindsay extending E-W 41 ft 3ins from the corner of the messuage of RJ to within 3ft 14ins of the W. corner of the messuage of James Lindsay part of which stall ground is now in the occupation of Thomas Skevington and the remainder unnoccupied

GC, TC and J.C. to have the other half of the shambles with part of the loft over in the occupations of David Pike, John Platt and Samuel...., next to the shambles of Lord Viscount Valentia on the E. and the shambles of the Feoffees of the Town Lands on the W. AND ALSO part of the stall ground etc before the front of part of the messuage in the occupation of James Lindsay and the messuage of George Burnham and George .... Osborn extending 41 ft 3ins from the stall ground of RJ to the middle of the messuage of George Burnham late in the occupation of Richard Revis and which stall ground is now in the occupations of Gilbert Pickering, Edward Pickering, John Harris, John Pickering, and John Stanton.

DB199/7-9
REDEMPTION OF LAND TAX ON
MESSUAGES IN HIGH ST, BEATY’S LANE AND RED HOUSE CLOSE 1803
SALE OF THE MESSUAGES, 1834.

DB199/7.1 22.7.1803 See NPHS Deed 6
Certificate of Contract for the Redemption of Land Tax, £2 14s 10d on property of John Woodward, butcher.

Two messuages with yard, Buildings and Appurtenances in High St, now in the occupation of JW and Thomas Marshall

A messuage now used as a storehouse with yard and Appurtenances in the lane called Beaty's Lane, now in occupation of JW

A 3a Close of pasture with barn and Appurtenances called the Red House Close in Marsh End now in the occupation of JW

DB199/7.2
Copy of details of property in above certificate.

DB199/8 and 9 23 and 24.3.1834
Sale by L and RL £450
1) John Woodward Smith of 9, Agar St, Strand, Middlesex, dyer and his wife Henrietta Winspeer, eldest son and heir of Elizabeth formerly the wife of Charles Smith, cooper deceased)
2) William Jefferson, fellmonger
3) Edward Daniell, surgeon and apothecary

All that messuage with CoalHouse, stable, wood house, barn etc in the High Town formerly in occupation of Thomas Eaglestone, since of Charles Smith, afterwards of William Harvey and late of Richard Sheppard. Messuage formerly of Benjamin Waller, since of Hugh Williatt Cowley, and outhouses and yards formerly of ..... Perrott since of John Tye and late in occupation of John Tomkins on E; messuage formerly of Mary and Sarah Walker and the lane called DUNGHILL LANE on W; premises formerly of Robert Crichton and now of George Pitt Hurst on N; and the High Street on S.
The release recites earlier Mortgage indenture of 26.2.1825
Whereby Charles Smith and Elizabeth his wife mortgaged the property to WJ for £200.
Elizabeth Smith survived her husband, died in December 1833 and left property to John Woodward Smith her eldest son and heir. JWS has agreed to sell to ED for £450 and JWS' wife has agreed to extinguish her right of dower. Mortgage is repaid to WJ and balance paid to JWS.

(See NPHS Deed 6d of same date, which is Charles Daniells Mortgage to purchase the property).

See Also DB31/12 23rd Feb. 1808
Copy of the Will of John Woodward, butcher. To his wife Lucy he leaves "All my barn, yard and premises which he purchased some years ago of Thomas Foster, deceased. ALSO 30 guineas and for her life all of his furniture, china and plate etc "as she shall choose", for her life but if Lucy remarries everything goes to his Daughter Elizabeth

After Lucy's death the property goes to his Daughter Elizabeth the wife of Charles Smith, cooper, also to his daughter the messuage with yard and garden that he purchased of Thomas Eaglestone,

DB199/10
TWO COTTAGES IN A PLACE FORMERLY CALLED THE GREEN
BUT NOW PART OF HIGH ST
1887

DB199/10 5.7.1877
Conveyance
1) Charles Paine of Wingbury in parish of Wing, Bucks, farmer and Alfred Gurney of Slapton, Bucks, maltster
2) Edmund Jones Saunders, Bank Manager
3) John Fountain Bliss late, now of Derby, railway clerk
4) Mary Ann Harris late, butcher
5) William Makeham of Sherington, farmer

All those 2 cottages in NP in a place formerly called The Green but now part of High St. The premises of George Lucas on the E and S; the premises formerly of Charles Bateman and now of Ed. Dimmock on N. Which cottages were formerly in the occupations of Ann Cook and John Higgins, then of ...Fennell and John Higgins and now of ...Knight and ... Higgins