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Reference 5M50
Covering dates 12th century - 1890
Held by Hampshire Record Office
Extent 17 series
Archival history Because the Southwick Estate documents have been preserved with the Norman Court documents and because there are few documents later in date than the death of Richard Norton in 1732 among them, it has been supposed quite reasonably that they were removed from Southwick to Norman Court at about that time, possibly for convenience of examination, and were never subsequently returned.
Source of acquisition Deposited by Mrs Daly of Moreton-in-Marsh in 1950
Creators White family of Southwick, Hampshire; Norton family of Hampshire; Thistlethwayte family of Southwick Park, Hampshire
Arrangement The documents described in this list may be summarised as follows:-
1-1957 Southwick documents consisting of Southwick Priory records (1-332) and Southwick Estate and family records of the White and Norton families down to 1732 (333-1957).
2001-2776 Norman Court and other estate and family records of the Whithed and Thistlethwayte families, or of their successors in title, down to the early 19th century.
Related information The Southwick records which remained at Southwick were deposited, together with a quantity of Southwick Estate records accumulating in the 18th and 19th centuries, by Mrs. Borthwick Norton in 1953 and 1954 and are the subject of a separate catalogue. Other Southwick Priory documents, a part of those which originally came into White's hands in the 16th century and including the Priory Cartulary, royal charters and other documents listed by W. T. Alchin 1841 in his MS. catalogue Suthwyk Records are among the Borthwick Norton MSS. Further Southwick Estate records consisting of manorial court books of various manors dating from the 17th century were deposited by Messrs. Gunner & Carpenter, agents to the Estate, also in 1954 (see 5M54).

Contents:
The documents in this collection comprise those family and estate deeds and papers of the owners of the Southwick and Norman Court Estates which were preserved until recent years at Norman Court, West Tytherley. The documents divide naturally into two archive groups.
The first group consists of deeds and papers concerning the Southwick Estate and the other properties acquired by, or in the possession of, the White and Norton families from the 16th century down to the death of Richard Norton in 1732. John White with his purchase of the site and demesne lands of Southwick Priory acquired not merely deeds and other evidences of title relating to his own lands but in addition all or most of the surviving muniments of the Priory relating to the whole of its extensive possessions. This present collection, however, contains only a part of these Priory muniments which had come with White's hands and are those which were kept, perhaps fortuitously, with the Southwick Estate records. Because of their interest as records of a medieval religious house and also because they relate partly to lands beyond the limits of the Southwick Estate they have been catalogued in a separate section and are listed as numbers 1-332. The remaining documents in this first group are the Southwick Estate and the White and Norton family papers and these are numbered 333-1958.
The second group consists of deeds and papers concerning the Norman Court Estate and the other properties forming the inheritance of the Whithed family and descending together with the Southwick Estate, on the death of Richard Whithed in 1733 to Francis Thistlethwayte of Winterslow. Unlike the Southwick Estate which in extent has changed little since the 17th century and the descent of which has been by family inheritance, the Norman Court Estate, in its widest sense, has not survived and since the early years of the 19th century Norman Court itself has passed by purchase through several ownerships. The Norman Court Estate documents therefore contain few material evidences of title and can be considered rather as historic records of the Estate and its early owners. The documents in this group are number 2001-2776, the numbers 1958-2000 being omitted for cataloguing reasons.



SOUTHWICK ESTATE  [no ref. or date]

Archival history:
There are few Southwick documents dated much later than the death of Norton and it can be presumed that they were removed, with some exceptions, to Norman Court about that time and because they have survived in company with the Norman Court documents it has been inferred that they remained there. Other Southwick documents which were still kept at Southwick, or if moved to Norman Court were later returned, included the Priory cartulary, royal charters and other Priory documents. These together with a large accumulation of Southwick Estate deeds and papers mostly of 18th and 19th century date were deposited by Mrs Borthwick Morton, the owner of Southwick, in 1953. The two archive groups are complementary and indeed documents relating to the same transaction may be found in both collections.

Arrangement: The Southwick Estate records with which this section of the list is concerned have been arranged and listed in the following order:-
a) Documents relating to the descent of the whole Estate;
b) Deeds and personal papers of the White and Norton families having no bearing on the descent of the Estate;
c) Estate papers concerning the administration of the Southwick Estate as a whole;
d) Deeds, papers and evidences relating to individual properties, arranged under parishes.



Related information: Further Southwick records in the form of manorial court books from the 17th century were deposited by Messrs. Gunner & Carpenter, agents to the Estate in 1954, see 5M54

Administrative history:
Richard Norton made in 1714 named as his universal heirs "the poor, hungry and thirsty, naked and strangers, sick and wounded and prisoners" and he appointed Parliament as his executor. His cousin, Richard Whithed of Norman Court, the grandson of the marriage of Sarah Norton and Henry Whithed in 1652, obtained possession of the estates but survived Norton only one year and by his will devised both Norman Court and the Southwick Estates to his nephew Francis Thistlethwayte. Thistlethwayte was a minor at the time and spent much of his youth on the Continent travelling in company with John Chute of The Vyne. During his absence the care of the estate lay in the hands of trusteees for whom Thomas Puckridge of Romsey was agent. Francis Thistlethwayte lived only until 1751 and was succeeded by his brother Robert Thistlethwayne. Meanwhile an attempt had been made to prove Norton's will and it was not until 1739 that the issue was finally tried at Winchester Assizes when judgement was given that Norton was of unsound mind at the time of making his will. In other respects Norton appears from such papers and letters of his that exist to have been fully in possession of his faculties.

Contents:
This section includes all the documents relating to the Southwick Estate and other properties of the White and Norton families which they acquired or were in their possession from the mid-16th century to 1732, together with the surviving personal papers of both families.
John White with his purchase of the site of the Priory and the greater part of the Priory's home estates acquired not merely title deeds and manorial documents concerning his own lands but in addition all the surviving medieval records relating to the whole of the Priory's former possessions. Because these records are thought to have greater significance as the muniments of a monastic house than as evidences of title to a portion only of the estates to which they refer, they have been separated and are listed as Southwick Priory Records (1-332).
Although the medieval documents relating to many of John White's Southwick lands will therefore appear in the foregoing section, there are nevertheless several series of medieval records of manors he acquired which had not previously belonged to the Priory, notably Portchester Castle, Wicor in Portchester, and Belney manors, the last named providing a fine series of medieval manorial documents belonging to a manor in continual lay possession. That the collection as a whole represents a coherent archive group derives partly from continuity in the ownership of the Estate and partly from the personalities of its owners, particularly John White and Sir Daniel Norton, each of whom jealously guarded the Estate and its rights.
There are unfortunately few documents of a personal character surviving, and unhappily none at all of Colonel Richard Norton, who played so prominent a part in the Civil War in Hampshire. Their complete absence indeed suggests that his papers were kept elsewhere, possibly at Alresford where Norton is known to have lived during the Commonwealth period at least. Such personal papers that do survive mostly concern Richard Norton, who succeeded to Southwick upon the death of Colonel Norton, his grandfather, in 1692 and who died in 1732. Richard Norton, among his various interest, entertained an antiquarian curiosity in the documents in his possession and many in the collection bear the notes or description he endorsed on them.

DESCENT OF ESTATE  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
This section includes all the general and family deeds of title and settlement, wills, legal papers and evidences of title which determine or affect the descent of the Southwick Estate as a whole. Family deeds and personal papers having no bearing on this descent are listed by family and title deeds of individual properties appear under parishes.

Original will of John White Esq. of Southwick.  5M50/333  20 May 1567

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Paper

Contents:
Holograph. Signed and sealed.

Probate of John White made 20 May 1567, proved in P.C.C. by Edward White (son).  5M50/334  30 July 1567

Contents:
Seal of P.CC.

Inquisition post mortem of John White, taken at Winchester before Nicholas Warder, escheator.  5M50/335, 336  29 August 1567

Contents:
Seal. With contemporary extract as to date of death, 19 July 1567

Contemporary copy of the will of Edward White Esq. of Southwick.  5M50/337  27 November 1580

5 ff and fragment of a 6th

Paper

Indenture between Thomas Worsley of Appuldercombe and John White for settlement upon the marriage of Richard Worsley and Honor White, to take place before Christmas 1605, whereby White covenants to levy fines to Giles Kent and Thomas Hardy concerning site of Southwick Priory, manors of Southwick, Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury, and Morrals, also Blackacres farm, rectories of Southwick, Wanstead and Wymering, and other lands.  5M50/338  1 April 1600

Contents:
White receives £1500. Morralls manor and Wymering rectory are settled to use of Thomas Worsley but in case marriage does not take place may be repurchased for £2000.
Sealed.

Two copies of fine between Giles Kent and Richard Hardy and John White concerning lands settled by 338.  5M50/339, 340  Michaelmas 1600

Poor condition

Deed of gift of John White to Honor White, his daughter, of the reversion of lands held of the manors of Southwick and Bury by Thomas Wodnett, former parson of Worting, in the right of Mary his wife, after lives of Mary and sons Edward and Mathew Wodnett.  5M50/341  12 February 1605

Marriage settlement on Sir Daniel Norton and Honor White whereby John White settled Southwick manor and rectory and one third of his estate to the value of £300 yearly.  5M50/342  4 July 1606

Contemporary copy of deed of covenant of Richard Worsley to levy fine to Sir Daniel Norton and Honor White of the manor of Morralls, rectory of Wymering, Black Acres Barn in Porchester and Wymering, in consideration of payment by Norton of £1593. Refers to deed of 1 April 1600.  5M50/343  (4 July 1606)

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Paper

Two copies of fine between Sir Daniel Norton and Honor White and Richard Worsley, concerning the manor of Morralls and other lands.  5M50/344-346  Trinity 1606

Parchment

Contents:
Also examined copy (1609), 4ff. (damaged).

Letters Patent of licence to Richard Worsley to alienate to Sir Daniel Norton and Honor White, the rectory of Wymering.  5M50/347  1606

Damaged

Contents:
Great Seal (poor impression)

Lease from John White to Sir Daniel Norton of Tisted of the manor of Belney, manor or farm of Newlands, lands called Plant or St. Leonards, Portlands and Wardlands, Creechlands, Wicor manor, and part of Kilmeston manor for 61 years after his death, as security for fulfilment of covenants in marriage settlement of 4 July 1606 (above).  5M50/348  23 August 1606

Letters Patent to John White to alienate to Sir Daniel Norton and Honor his wife, the manors of Southwick, Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury, Newland and Wicor, site of Priory and 70 messuages etc., rectories of Southwick, Wanstead, advowsons of Southwick, Wanstead and Wymering, and moiety of the manor of Kilmeston. Uses described.  5M50/349  1 September 1606

Contents:
Great Seal (fragments).

Marriage settlement on Sir Daniel Norton and Honor White being deed of John White to levy fine to John Knight of Chawton, John Good of Malden (Surrey), William Bold of Nursted and Anthony Earsfield of Portsmouth  5M50/350, 351  18 October 1606

Poor condition

Contents:
Concerning site of Priory, manors of Southwick, Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury, Belney, Newland, Wicor, moiety of Kilmeston, rectory of Southwick, advowson of Widley, lands of Hugh Holland, and other lands (described); excepting the Chequer Inn, Winchester. Sir Daniel Norton to pay £2500 each to Bridget and Mary White for their jointure. Lands settled in deed of 1 April 1600 to remain jointure lands of Frances.
Deed and covenant.

Demise from John White to Sir Daniel Norton of Tisted of all his demesne lands, parsonages, tithes, parks and rents, excepting profits of courts, deer and all other royalties, and also the Chequer Inn in Winchester for his life, in consideration of payment by Norton of £200 yearly to Anthony Earsfield of Portsmouth for maintenance of Frances White, his wife, and their children, and £200 yearly towards his creditors.  5M50/352  21 October 1606

Statute staple acknowledged by Sir Daniel Norton of Tisted to John Knight of Chawton, John Good of Malden, Anthony Ersfield of Portsmouth and William Bould of Buriton in £5000.  5M50/353  7 November 1606

Poor condition

Contents:
Signed and sealed. Cancelling slits. Note of payment, 10 May 1610

Deeds and counterparts of defeazance between John Knight, John Good, William Bould and Anthony Earsfield and Sir Daniel Norton of the above statute staple in £5000, upon condition of payment by Sir Daniel of sums settled on Bridget White and Mary White, the second and third daughters of John White according to the terms of deed of 21 October 1606.  5M50/354-357  7 November 1606

Poor condition

Contents:
Not signed by Earsfield.

Fine between Sir Daniel Norton and Honor his wife and John White concerning manors and estates of latter.  5M50/358, 359  Martinmas 1606

Parchment

Contents:
Also office copy examined with original, temp. Charles II. Paper, 7ff.

Demise from John White to Sir Daniel Norton and Honor his wife of all his manors and lands demised by deed of 21 October 1606 and also manors, courts, profits of courts and royalties excepted from same deed, for term of life, in consideration of maintenance of White.  5M50/360  14 February 1607

Incomplete, one membrane only

Draft of Answers of Sir Daniel Norton and Richard Parsons to Bill of Complaint of John White and Bridget and Mary White his daughters, concerning the settlement by John White of his estates before and after the marriage of Sir Daniel and Honor White wherein Norton is accused of exercising undue influence over White.  5M50/361  (1607-1608)

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Paper

Contemporary copy of inquisition post mortem of John White taken at New Alresford before Robert Odber, escheator.  5M50/362  (26 September 1609)

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Paper

Contents:
Incomplete. Gives possessions of White, with marginal notes as to dates of acquisition and recites, inter alia, deeds of 1 April 1600 and 21 October 1606.

Schedule of deeds and papers concerning the estates of John White dec'd., shewn by Frances White, widow, to Thomas Henslowe and John BrownJohn, feodary of Hants.  5M50/363  (1609)

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Paper (damaged)

Contents:
Lists charters of Southwick Priory, purchased by first John White, etc.

File of documents relating to a commission out of Court of Wards and Liveries to investigate and divide deeds remaining at Southwick House in a cause between Sir Daniel Norton and Honor his wife and Frances White and other defendants  5M50/364  1 March 1610

Contents:
Hilary 1610. Order of Court of Wards and Liveries for award of Commission.
14 February 1610. Commission to John Moore, Antony Dawley, Nicholas Hyde, Henry Sherfield, William Browne and William Bold to divide deeds at Southwick into three groups relating to lands 1) in possession of Sir Daniel Norton; 2) jointure of Francis White; and 3) inheritance of whole estate,
Endorsed: Undated report signed by Hyde, Browne and Bold as to divisions of deeds made on 1 March according to schedules annexed.
Schedules:
Evidences received by Frances White, 25 August 1609;
Court Books and other documents taken by Frances White, 19 October 1609; signed by William Uvedale and Thomas Henslowe;
Evidences of lands solely the possession of Sir Daniel Norton;
Evidences of jointure lands of Francis White;
Evidences of inheritance of lands of John White (including all ancient Priory documents).

Special livery to Sir Daniel Norton in right of Honor his wife, Bridget White and Mary White, co-heirs of John White, of the estates of John White.  5M50/365  8 June 1611

Counterpart deed of covenant of Sir Daniel Norton and Honor his wife to Sir Henry Whithed of Norman Court and Sir Henry Kingsmill of Sydmonton to levy fine in Hilary Term concerning the rectory, parsonage and tithes of Wymering and the advowsons of Widley church and Wymering vicarage; to use of Sir Daniel Norton and Honor his wife, and the heirs of Sir Daniel.  5M50/366  6 January 1613

Two copies of fine concerning premises in 5M50/366  5M50/367, 368  Hilary Term 1613

Counterpart deed of Sir Daniel Norton and Honor his wife and Sir Henry Wallop of Farley Wallop, Sir Henry Kingsmill of Sydmonton and Bridget his wife, and James Wolveridge of Odiham declaring the uses of a fine levied to latter in Easter Term of all the estates of Sir Daniel Norton and Honor that were the inheritance of John White; to hold for 21 years in trust to permit Sir Daniel and Honor to take the profits during their lives and after their deaths the profits to be disposed according to terms of will of Sir Daniel.  5M50/369  12 May 1619

Deed between Sir Robert Naunton, Master of Court of Wards and Liveries, and Sir Benjamin Rudyerd, surveyor of same court, and Sir Daniel Norton, Honor his wife, Bridget and Mary White, being covenant by latter as to the true value of lands of inheritance of John White, decd., expressed in a schedule annexed, as a condition of grant of special livery.  5M50/370  27 June 1625

Contents:
Annexed: Extent, examined by deputy clerk of Liveries, giving tenure, values and settlement of estates.

Original will of Sir Daniel Norton.  5M50/371  1 March 1628

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Paper

Contents:
Holograph. Signed. Note endorsed by Sir Daniel that this will void.

"Noates for the making my will", being an account by Sir Daniel Norton of his intended provision for his children.  5M50/372  2 December 1633

Paper

Inventories of the goods of Sir Daniel Norton at Southwick, Old Alresford, Stubbington (Hants.) and Ixworth (Suffolk).  5M50/373-376  July, August 1636

Contents:
Two copies of complete inventory and separate copies of inventories of household goods at Old Alresford and farm stock at Lanham respectively, dated 9 August 1636.

Two copies of a fine between Sir William Uvedale, Sir Walter Erle, Robert Wallop, William Jephson, John Button and Edward Gibbes and Honor Norton, widow, and Richard Norton (son), concerning five messuages and lands in Southwick, Wymering and West Boarhunt.  5M50/377, 378  Easter 1637

Original will of Dame Honor Norton, widow of Sir Daniel Norton.  5M50/379  12 April 1648

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Paper

Contents:
Signed.

Two copies of a fine between Richard Whithed and Richard Norton, deforciant, concerning the manor of Morralls and rectory of Wymering.  5M50/380, 381  Martinmas 1652

Deed of Richard Norton to lead the uses of a fine to be levied in Hilary Term to Henry Whithed, Edward Norton and John Wolveridge concerning Newlands and Plant farms in Southwick, Wanstead and Widley, to the use of Norton.  5M50/382  22 January 1652/3

Two copies of fine concerning same premises in 5M50/382  5M50/383, 384  3 February 1653

Bond of Richard Norton, Edward Norton and John Wolveridge to Richard Whithed to pay £1030.  5M50/385  20 March 1653

Two copies of a fine between John Wolveridge and Thomas Bales and Richard Norton and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants, concerning the manors of Southwick, Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury, Newlands, Belney, Wicor, Wallesworth, site of Priory; rectories of Southwick and Wanstead; and advowsons of Southwick, Widley and Wanstead.  5M50/386, 387  Easter 1665

Papers in a suit in Chancery: Richard Norton of Southwick v. Isabella Norton (nee Lawson), widow of Daniel, son and heir of Richard Norton, concerning agreement as to management of estates to descent to Richard Norton (grandson) upon death of Richard Norton and jointure of £800 of Isabella Norton  5M50/388-390  1668

Copy of Bill of Complaint.  5M50/388  Easter 1668

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Paper

Copy of Chancery decree, rehearsing Bill of Complaint and Answer of defendants and, inter alia, appointing Edward Norton, Henry Whithed, Sir John Norton, Thomas Neale, Richard Norton (son), and John Wolveridge, trustees to manage estates, confirming that lease of Stubbington farm and Portsea parsonage should go with the inheritance of Southwick and rectory of Wymering as settled by deed on 7 May 1668 on heirs male. Refers to marriage settlement of 25 February 1665.  5M50/389  23 June 1668

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Paper

Abstract of Bill and Answer  5M50/390  [n.d.]

Deed of sale from Hunt Wither of Southwick, administrator of Richard Norton of Southwick, decd., to Dame Isabella Chicheley, widow, of St. Giles in the Fields of household goods of Richard Norton at Soutwick house, Belney farm, Porchester and Paulsgrove, described in schedule annexed.  5M50/391  27 July 1691

Copy of mortgage demise for 1000 years from Richard Norton to Henry Poley and Dame Isabella Chicheley (mother) to secure £4000, of Wymering parsonage, Belney, Offwell, Comphouse and other farms and lands (named) in Southwick, Wymering, Widley and Boarhunt.  5M50/392  28 January 1702

Contents:
Endorsed: Receipt by James Plowden and Sarah his wife for £2000 and interest, 24 October 1712.

Bond of Richard Norton in £8000.  5M50/393  28 January 1702

Copy of settlement by Dame Isabella Chicheley on her daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth Chicheley, being assignment to Richard Lord Gorges and Hon. Charles Bertie (trustees) of mortgage of 28 January 1702; with copies of receipts by James Plowden and Sarah his wife for £200 on 12 June and £2050 on 24 October 1712, endorsed.  5M50/394  14 July 1704

Case, and opinion of Richard Webb, concerning the discharge of James Plowden for £2000 due to his wife Sarah Chicheley upon her marriage.  5M50/395  (17 October 1712)

Draft of release from James Plowden of Ewhurst and Sarah his wife to Richard Norton of premises mortgaged by deed of 28 January 1702.  5M50/396  (17 October 1712)

Bundle of papers of Thomas Puckridge in case tried at Winchester Assizes, Easter 1739  5M50/397  (1739)

c100 items

Contents:
Attorney General, at the relation of Mark Frecker, Nicholas Paxton and John Lawton
versus
Thomas Puckridge, Francis Thistlethwayte Whithed, Robert Thistlethwayte, and ors.
concerning the validity of the will (1714) and codicil (1725) of Richard Norton of Southwick (d.1732).
Includes copy of order dismissing the information, 10 Nov 1739; order as to costs, 16 Dec 1742; pedigree (unreliable) of Norton descent; drafts and memoranda of witnesses, etc.

FAMILY PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
This section includes deeds and papers of the White family and its antecedents and of the Norton family which are not relevant to the title or descent of the Southwick Estate or other family properties. Deeds of title to individual properties and some official papers appear in the topographical sections.

POUND and WHITE families  [no ref. or date]

Gift in fee simple from Agnes Beinther of Porchester, widow, to John Pounde, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife of all her lands called Langestokland in parish of - (blank) in co. Sutht', adjoining land called Yerdland belonging to Southwick Priory.  5M50/398  15 November 1481 (21 Edward II)

Indenture of lease for 40 years from William Uvedale, John Pounde, esquires, William Smythe, John Marchall' and Baldewyn Farley to Thomas Shalden of Southwick of a tenement with a garden and croft in West Street in Southwick, the croft extending southwards to a meadow belonging to the Bell.  5M50/399  2 August 1484 (2 Richard III)

Poor condition

Gift in fee simple from Roger Wodward of Southwick, yeoman, to Sir John Pownd, and William Pownd, his son, of a tenement, with garden, barn and croft, lying on the south side of West Street in Southwick, the croft extending southwards to a meadow belonging to an inn called the Whitehorse.  5M50/400  10 August 1506 (21 Henry VII)

Poor condition

Indenture of conveyance from Elizabeth Pounde, widow of Sir John Pounde, to John Neuport, serjeant at law, John Waller and Robert Waller, esquires, William Froste, Richard Waller and Richard Gore, of the manor of Aston in the parish of Ivingho (Bucks.), manor of Wishanger in parish of Headley, lands called Mersshlands in Boarhunt and lands called Aylesfyldes in Alton, in trust for the performance of her will; also appoints Thomas Pounde and Michael Mose to deliver seisin.  5M50/401  20 June 1511 (3 Henry VIII)

Contents:
Fragment of seal.

Copy of inquisition post mortem of Richard Benger taken at Downton (Wilts.) before Christopher Willoughby, escheator.  5M50/402  (January 1530)

Paper

Contents:
Rehearses deed of 1 June 1513 concerning the manor of West Kennet (Wilts.) and 5 April 1513 concerning lands in Aubery, Lokeryg, Fryfield Wotton and Woodborough (Wilts.) in which Richard Benger had a reversioners interest. Benger stated to have died 30 August 1539 and Anne Smyth, his heir, aged 21 years.
text amended.

Three draft pedigrees giving descent and arms of the Pound family of Drayton involving Woodall or Uvedale, White, Holt, Heynos, Stenbury, Troys, Benger, Henslowe, Horde and Britten.  5M50/403-405  (16th century)

4 sheets

Paper

Contents:
405 contains notes of lands acquired.

Bond of William Powie of W. Boarhunt, yeoman, to John White of Southwick, esquire, in £30, to perform covenants in an indenture.  5M50/406  12 September 1584

Poor condition

Release from Edward Bellingham of Newtimber (Sussex), esquire, to John White of Southwick, esquire, of an annuity of £80 out of the Southwick estate granted him by White by deed of 22 June 1598, in consideration of £550.  5M50/407  2 May 1600

Sir Richard Norton of Tisted  [no ref. or date]

Draft will of Sir Richard Norton of E. Tisted.  5M50/408  (1586)

Contents:
Fair copy with amendments and an addition signed by Norton.

Probate copy of will of Sir Richard Norton made 3 August 1586 and proved in P.C.C.  5M50/409  20 March 1592

Illegible

Contents:
Fragment of P.C.C. seal.

Sir Daniel Norton of Tisted and Southwick  [no ref. or date]

Defeazance of Daniel Norton of Tisted, gent., and John White of Southwick, esquire, of a statute staple of John White of same date in £200, upon condition of payment of £105 on 21 May next.  5M50/410  19 November 1601

Assignment by Richard Keene of Backwell (Som.), gent., to Sir Daniel Norton of East Tisted and Henry Gastrell of Inner Temple, gent., of a 41 years lease dated 27 September 1600 from Sir George Rodney, late of Stoke Rodney (Som.) to Keene of Backwell Park (120a.) and Lodge. Consideration of an award made by Sir John Popham, Lord Chief Justice, between Richard Keene and Francis Trenchard and Rice Davyes, and confirmed by order of Court of Wards and Liveries dated 15 May 1604, and of payment of £533 6s. 8d. by Trenchard, Davyes and Dorothy, his wife.  5M50/411  20 May 1604

Mutual release between Sir Daniel Norton of Tisted and Sir Thomas Moleyns of Westhall (Dorset) of two rents of 53s. 4d., the one being payable by Moleyns to Norton from leasehold lands called Butterwyke in parish of Fooke or Folke (Dorset), which Norton purchased from Sir John Harrington, and the other payable by Norton to Moleyns from leased lands called Little Pudell or Little Pyttle (Dorset) held by Norton, both properties being at one time in the possession of Robert Keylwey. Endorsed by Sir John Couper.  5M50/412  17 March 1609

Bond of Sir Daniel Norton of Southwick to Sir Francis Neale of Chawton in £500, to secure peaceful possession by Neale in a messuage and lands in Borden in Eastmeon formerly the inheritance of Roger Langrish according to terms of a deed. Reference to total purchase money being £1200.  5M50/413  15 July 1620

Quietus roll of Sir Daniel Norton, sheriff of county of Southampton.  5M50/414  1625-6

Poor condition

Settlement by Sir Daniel Norton of Southwick on his son Daniel, being assignment to Robert Wallop of Farley Wallop, Francis Trenchard of Cutteridge (Wilts.), John Kempe of Titchfield and Henry Bromfield of Titchfield of a 99 years lease dated 20 October 1628 to Norton from Sir John Caryll of Harting (Sussex), John his son and heir, and Katherine his wife, of Ixworth Priory estate in Suffolk and Norfolk; in trust for Daniel subject to payment of annuities to his brother Thomas and sisters Bridget, Mary and Elizabeth Norton.  5M50/415  23 March 1629

Goldsmith's bills for plate purchased by Sir Daniel Norton and two lists of plate.  5M50/416-427  1594-1623

12 items

Contents:
In 5 bills, Sir Daniel is identified as the purchaser.

Legal papers of Sir Daniel Norton  [no ref. or date]

Papers in Chancery suit: Robert Swayne of Sarson, gent, versus Sir Daniel Norton, Mary Swayne (nee Dunch), widow of Edward Swayne, and William Dunch  5M50/428-430  1616

Contents:
concerning the real and personal estate of Edward Swayne, brother of Robert Swayne, including the manors of Sarson, Lymborne, Wade, Cricklade and Clatford, lands in Mottisfont, Ford Mills, Blismerhall Farm, and leasehold estates including the manor of Monxton, lands called Foscottmeades, Kingesmeade, Sarson Mill and Bonvilles and the herbage and pannage of Dylie coppices. A lease of Amport rectory is also mentioned.

Bill of Complaint of Robert Swayne.  5M50/428  15 May 1616

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Two copies of Answers of defendants.  5M50/429, 430  Undated

2 Files
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Draft Answers of Defendants in suit in Court of Wards and Liveries: Sir Walter Pye, Attorney General of Court, versus Sir Daniel Norton and Dame Honor his wife  5M50/431  1632

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concerning the circumstances of the marriage of Honor Norton (daughter) and John Eliot, a ward of Court, the son of Sir John Eliot, then a prisoner in the Tower.

Release by the King, in consideration of £3000, to sir Daniel Norton, Dame Honor his wife, John Eliot and Honor his wife, Francis Trenchard, gent., and John Fletcher, clerk, for fines imposed in Court of Wards for the marriage of John Eliot and Honor Norton.  5M50/432  1633

Contents:
Great seal missing.

Papers in suit in Chancery: Lawrence Halstead of London, merchant, versus Sir Daniel Norton, Alexander Bradshaw and Thomas Burgess  5M50/433, 434  1632

Contents:
concerning a bond of Halstead to Norton in £400 for payment of £218 10s. for which Norton is suing at common law. Robert, Earl of Sussex, conveyed his rectory of Ellingham (Norfolk), lands in Woodham Walter, Little Badow and Dambury (Essex) to Littleton and Buckley in trust for sale to pay debts and legacies, the residue of the proceeds to go to the children of Sir Daniel Norton. Halstead was the prospective purchaser and the £218 10s. was the money which Norton was willing to accept for his own and his children's interest. Halstead claims that the conveyance was impeded by the defendants.

Bill of complaint.  5M50/433  2 November 1632

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Joint and Several Answers of Defendants  5M50/434  Undated

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The Answer of Sir Daniel Norton to the Bill of Complaint of William Waller, concerning the liability of Waller as a surety in a bond in £100 of Briant Chamberlayne, undersheriff to Norton in 1626, who defaulted. Reference to claims against other sureties and also to suit a Common Law by Norton.  5M50/435  [1634 - 1635]

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Answer of Sir Daniel Norton to Bill of Complaint of William Grey, Roger Shotter, Edward Turner and William Millershe, concerning a trust deed of Richard Barwick (dec'd) to Richard Viscount Lomley and Norton, of which Norton disclaims knowledge and declines to act as trustee.  5M50/436  nd [early 17 century]

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Colonel Richard Norton of Southwick and Norton family  [no ref. or date]

Licence for marriage of Richard Norton of Southwick, esquire, and Ann Erle of Charborough in parish of Morden (Dorset), granted by Vicar General of Bishop of Bristol.  5M50/437  3 July 1636

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Endorsement: Certificate as to marriage with signatures of witnesses, 4 July 1636.
Seal.

Release from Daniel Boulton, gent., to Richard Norton, of an annuity of 20 marks or sum of £100 under will of Sir Daniel Norton.  5M50/438  30 January 1651

Draft marriage settlement subsequent to the marriage of Richard Norton and Elizabeth his wife, being an agreement with William Viscount Say and Seale, James Fiennes of Broughton (Oxon), Nathaniel Fiennes of Bromby (Lincs.), Thomas Erle of Charborough (Dorset) and Edward Norton of Liss to lead the uses of a fine concerning Ixworth Priory estate (Suffolk).  5M50/439  nd [c 1650]

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Contemporary copy of the will of Sir Walter Erle of Charborough (Dorset).  5M50/440  12 August 1665

Parchment sheet

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Henry Whithed of Tytherley named as one of trustees. Bequests to Anne, Elizabeth and Cecilia, daughters of grandchild Sarah Whithed (dec'd) and grandchild Daniel Norton. Estates include the manor of Maperton in Almer (Dorset), lands in Morden (Dorset), impropriate parsonages and advowsons of Morden and Axmouth (Devon), manor of Charborough and farm of E. Almer.

Two copies or drafts of articles of agreement for the marriage of Richard Norton, son of Richard Norton of Southwick, and Elizabeth, daughter of Prudentia Butler of Amberley (Sussex), widow  5M50/441, 442  13 August 1673

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whereby Norton agrees to give the stock on Ixworth manor (Suffolk) to his son, to settle the Ixworth manor and rectory (worth £600 yearly) on his son and heirs male, that same estate should be the jointure of Elizabeth, that in case his son inherits Southwick, then Ixworth to be settled according to his own will and a new jointure to be made, and, also that Old Alresford should descent to his son.

Bond of Richard Norton of Southwick, esquire, to Sir John Carew, Bt., of Anthony (Cornwall) in £1000, to pay £500.  5M50/443  4 April 1674

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Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Norton, was the second wife of Sir John Carew.

Probate copy of will of Edward Norton of Southwick, made 6 November 1677.  5M50/444  15 March 1680

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Leaves his farm at Liss, settled on him and his heirs male by his brother Richard Norton by deed of 15 August 1662, to his son John and heirs male with remainder to his own brother Richard. John to be taken tenant at court of Eastmeon for farm at Steep and at court of Hambledon for his living called West Inholmes in the Forest of Bere. John appointed sole executor.

Articles of agreement between Sir John St. Barbe Bt. of Broadlands and Richard Norton of Southwick, esquire, prior to the marriage of St. Barbe and Honor Norton, daughter of Richard Norton, whereby in consideration of marriage and portion of £5000, St. Barbe agrees to settle his manors of Ashington and Draycott (Som.), rectory and advowson of vicarage of Marston (Som), manor of Romsey, and the demesnes of Broadlands, on Honor if she survive and on heirs male.  5M50/445  7 November 1682

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Signed and sealed by St. Barbe.

Settlement following the marriage of Sir John St. Barbe Bt. and Honor Norton, only surviving daughter of Richard Norton  5M50/446, 447  5, 6 December 1682

Very poor condition

Contents:
being conveyance by lease and release from Sir John St. Barbe to Richard Norton and to Sir Villiers Chernocke Bt. of Holcutt (Beds.), Richard Norton of Ixworth, esquire, William Norton of Wellow, esquire, and Charles Norton of Southwick, esquire, as trustees to preserve the contingent uses, of the manor and advowson of Ashington (Som.), Ashington Farm, manor of Draycott in Limington (Som.), rectory and advowson of Marston or Broad Marston (Som.), messuage and lands in Chilton Cantlow (Som.), the site of Romsey Abbey, the manor of Romsey Infra, capital messuage called Broadlands, corn mill in Romsey, etc. Consideration of £4000 in hand and £1000 payable at death of Richard Norton.

Counterpart of assignment from Richard Norton to Sir John St. Barbe of mortgage demise for 1000 years dated 6 June 1682 from Sir James Phelypps Bt. of Stoke Charity for £2900 of the manor of Leckford Abbots and Abbess, advowson of church, manor and capital messuage called Cachfield in Mottisfont, farm and six yardlands in Stoke Charity. Consideration of £2972.  5M50/448  7 December 1682

Bond of Richard Norton to Sir John St. Barbe in £1000, to pay £512 10s. on 8 June next.  5M50/449  7 December 1682

Order of Richard Norton to Sir John Chicheley to pay his "sister Darrell" £300. "Mary Darell" endorsed.  5M50/450  22 September 1685

Papers concerning estate of John Norton of Southwick (nephew of Colonel Richard Norton) who died intestate 1685.  [no ref. or date]

Inventory of the goods and debts of John Norton of Southwick, esquire, at Southwick and Steep, exhibited 3 December 1685.  5M50/451-454  30 September 1685

Parchment

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Also three copies on paper, one with a memorandum by the administrator.

Acknowledgement by James Maynard, junior, executor of the will of Mary Darrell of Spencers (Berks.), widow, paternal aunt of John Norton, to Richard Norton for £700 in settlement of her claim on the estate.  5M50/455  3 May 1686

Contents:
Seal.

Letter from Henrietta Maria Maynard from Spencer to Colonel Norton enquiring about plate formerly belonging to her cousin and promised to her by Norton.  5M50/456  9 July 1686

Paper

Contents:
Seal.

Letters from Edward Eliot to Richard Norton (brother in law) concerning his claim upon the estate of John Norton  5M50/457-461  September, October 1686

Folded sheets

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Seals. Postal date marks.

Letter, with draft reply of Richard Norton  5M50/457, 458  18 August 1686

Letter  5M50/459  4 September 1686

Letter  5M50/460  2 October 1686

Letter  5M50/461  6 October 1686

Acknowledgement by Edward Elict of Trebursey (Cornwall), esquire, maternal uncle of John Norton of Southwick, dec'd., to Richard Norton for £600 in settlement of claim upon the estate.  5M50/462-463  [n.d.]

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Seal. With draft.

Charles Norton of Winchester  [no ref. or date]

Acknowledgement by Charles Norton of receipt out of his father's trunk of an indenture of 3 February 1690 wherein his father covenanted to stand seised of a messuage in Liss to the use of Charles Norton and his heirs, with remainders to William his brother, and Richard, his nephew.  5M50/464  6 June 1691

Bond of Charles Norton of Winchester, esquire, to Richard Norton of Southwick, Esquire, in £2000, to administer the goods of Richard Norton.  5M50/465  1708

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Seal. Thomas Norton a witness.

Richard Norton of Southwick, d. 1731.  [no ref. or date]

Papers concerning the estate of Lady Elizabeth Norton (d. 1715) wife of Richard Norton of Southwick.  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Lady Elizabeth was the third daughter of Edward Noel, 1st Earl of Gainsborough. She married Richard Norton in 1702.

Copy of settlement upon the separation of Richard Norton of Southwick, esquire, and Lady Elizabeth his wife  5M50/466  5 November 1713

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wherein Norton conveys to Charles Norton of Winchester, esquire, and William Lord Digby, the manor of Newland (£130 yearly), Paulgrove farm (£28), Wansted farm (£37), Wallesworth farm (£80), Sawyersmead farm (£22), Morralls farm (£130), Colliers land (£14), Wicor farm (£38), Urchins mead (40s.), messuage, 4 closes and coppice (30a.) at Pinsley (£20), Goldfinches meadow (2a. - £5), 200 sheep commons on Portsdown etc., in Southwick, Farlington, Wymering, Widley and Porchester, for the life of Lady Elizabeth with proviso enabling Norton to enjoy profits of above lands upon payment of £300 during the joint lives of Norton, Lady Elizabeth and Mabel Hack and £240, in case of death of Mabel Hack, during lives of others.

Fire Insurance policy (No. 2592) of Lady Elizabeth Norton with the Amicable Contributors on a brick house on the north side of Great Russell Street in parish of St. Giles in the Fields (London) in £400 for a period of 7 years.  5M50/467  28 December 1713

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Printed form. Seals.

Copy of will of Lady Elizabeth Norton with appointment to her suitor Lady Jane Digby of her 24 years lease (from 24 December 1713) of her London house and her own estate comprising a 99 years term in the manor of Leigh als. Leighfield and lands in Leigh Forest (Rutland) settled on her by deed of 12 February 1702 upon her marriage.  5M50/468, 469  (21 May 1714)

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With draft

Letter from Robert Peirson, proctor, from Doctors Commons, to John Chicheley as to his entering a caveat against the will of Lady Elizabeth Norton in both the offices.  5M50/470  28 February 1715

Two copies of an inventory by Lady Elizabeth Norton of the goods in her house in Great Russell Street in Bloomsbury.  5M50/471, 472  February 1715

Account of part of Lady Elizabeth Norton's personal estate, mostly jewelry, belonging to Norton.  5M50/473  23 March 1715

Memoranda taken at Southwick by John Chicheley including queries of Richard Norton concerning Lady Elizabeth's personal estate.  5M50/474  23 March 1715

Copy of claims of Norton on the same estate made to Lady Digby on his behalf by John Chicheley.  5M50/475  May 1715

Letter from John Chicheley to Norton (brother) commenting on Lady Digby's claims (recited) on same estate.  5M50/476  4 June 1715

Copy of Lady Digby's claims.  5M50/477  4 June 1715

Copy or draft of articles of agreement between William Lord Digby, Baron Geeshill, and Lady Jane his wife, surviving sister of Lady Elizabeth Norton, and Richard Norton, confirming Norton's life interest in the manor of Leighfield settled by Lady Elizabeth in February 1702 prior to her marriage, the partition made of Lady Elizabeth's leasehold house, jewelry and goods, and Lord and Lady Digby's title to the debts and moneys due to Lady Elizabeth.  5M50/478  (20 June 1715)

Query of John Chicheley on behalf of Richard Norton as to the sufficiency of an indemnity clause in a deed of mutual release between Norton and Lord and Lady Digby, with opinion of N. Lechmere.  5M50/479  16 July 1715

Administration granted out of P.C.C. to Richard Norton of certain goods of Lady Elizabeth Norton, mentioned in schedule (annexed) and including jewelry and the lease of her house in Great Russell Street, which are excluded from the administration of the will of Lady Elizabeth (copy annexed) granted to Lady Jane Digby, sole executrix.  5M50/480  26 July 1715

Copy by John Chicheley of Lady Elizabeth's inventory of her linen and list of linen received from Lady Digby for use of Richard Norton.  5M50/481  August 1715

List written by Lady Digby (27 April 1715) of linen taken by her from Lady Elizabeth's house, endorsed by John Chicheley.  5M50/482  5 August 1715

Schedule of deeds and papers of Lady Elizabeth removed by Mr. Digby from Lady Elizabeth's house on the morning she died, endorsed by John Chicheley.  5M50/483  (1715)

Certified copy, made 3 June 1715, of the grant by Lady Elizabeth Noel, daughter of Edward, Earl of Gainsborough, dec'd. in performance of the will of Lady Julian Noel, decd. (her sister), to Mrs. Mabel Hack, late servant of Lady Julian, of a life annuity of £60 out of the manor of Leigh or Leigh field (Rutland).  5M50/484  (5 February 1702)

Copy of a grant by Lady Elizabeth Noel to Elizabeth Dance, her own servant, of a life annuity of £20 out of Leigh or Leighfield manor.  5M50/485  (5 February 1702)

Receipts of Mabel Hack to Lady Elizabeth Norton for half yearly payments of £24, taxes deducted,  5M50/486  1701-1714

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Endorsed by Lady Norton.

Letter from Mabel Hack, from Hereford to Richard Norton for payment of her annuity.  5M50/487  21 May 1715

Copy of lease from Lady Elizabeth Noel to Hon. John Noell and Mathew Johnson of Middle Temple of the manor of Leigh or Leighfield and other lands.  5M50/488  11 February 1702

Draft and copy of lease for 11 years from Lady Elizabeth Norton to Robert Peake of the Lodge in Leighfield Forest, grazier, of a messuage in Phillips Lodge close, Phillips Lodge close (18a.) and Barn close (40a.) for rent of £42. Draft approved by Mathew Johnson.  5M50/489, 490  1 January 1713

Bundle of deeds relating to property of Lady Elizabeth Norton  5M50/491-505  [n.d.]

Deed of Richard Norton to Duke of Bedford and Lord Digby of the Norton estates.  5M50/491  1701

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"The separate Settlement between Mr. Norton and Lady Elizabeth..."  5M50/492  1713

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"Settlement of seperate Maintenance of part of Southwick Lands". 16.  5M50/493  1713

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"Articles of sale of Goods and Lands of Lady Norton's house in Russell Street to Christopher Rawlinson Esqr". With schedule of goods in house. 18. Fair condition.  5M50/494  1715

"Old Cancelled Lease from Mr. Norton to Andrew Love of a close in Leigh Field Forrest". 19.  5M50/495  1716

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Cancelled lease from Richard Norton to Swann of lands in same. 20.  5M50/496  1716

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Counterpart lease from Lady Elizabeth to Richard Russell of Pauls Ground in same. 21. Fair.  5M50/497  1712

Counterpart lease to Russell of Leigh heyes. 22. Fair.  5M50/498  1712

Cancelled lease from Richard Norton to Andrew Love of lands in same. 22.  5M50/499  1716

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"John Swain's lease for 21 years from Michmass 1717", (counterpart). 23.  5M50/500  1717

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"Mr. Andrew Loves Lease for 21 years from Michmass 1717". (Counterpart). 23. Good condition.  5M50/501  1717

"The Counterpart of Robert Peaks Lease from my Lady Norton". 25. Fair.  5M50/502  1712

"The Counterpart of my Lady Nortons Lease of part of the Raile to George Brownsworth". Fair. 26.  5M50/503  1712

Counterpart lease from Norton to Swann. 27.  5M50/504  1716

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"Mr. Norton to Robert Peak. Counterpart of Lease". 30.  5M50/505  1723

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Letter from Andrew Burton, Grays Inn, (steward), to Lady Elizabeth Noel at Coleshill (Warw.).  5M50/506  22 February 1698

Letters of application and recommendation to Lady Elizabeth Norton for post of steward of Leighfield Forest estate on death of Burton: Thomas Peake, Loddington, to unknown recipient.  5M50/507  April 1706

Letters of application and recommendation to Lady Elizabeth Norton for post of steward of Leighfield Forest estate on death of Burton: Mathew Johnson, recommending Grocock.  5M50/508  11 April 1706

Letters of application and recommendation to Lady Elizabeth Norton for post of steward of Leighfield Forest estate on death of Burton: Andrew Love, applying.  5M50/509  11 April 1706

Letters of application and recommendation to Lady Elizabeth Norton for post of steward of Leighfield Forest estate on death of Burton: Mathew Johnson, as to Groocock.  5M50/510  20 April (1706)

Letters of application and recommendation to Lady Elizabeth Norton for post of steward of Leighfield Forest estate on death of Burton: B. Noel (later 3rd Earl of Gainsborough), recommending Love.  5M50/511  22 April 1706

Letters of application and recommendation to Lady Elizabeth Norton for post of steward of Leighfield Forest estate on death of Burton: Jo. Noel, also recommending Love.  5M50/512  2 May 1706

Letters from Andrew Love, steward and receiver of rents of the Leighfield Forest estate of Lady Elizabeth Norton, to Lady Elizabeth Norton (to 1714) and Richard Norton (from 1714); with copy replies endorsed or separate.  5M50/513-681  1706-1731

Letters from James Grocock, bailiff, of the Leighfield Forest estate, from Leigh Lodge, to Lady Elizabeth Norton concerning wood sales; with copy replies endorsed or separate.  5M50/682-704  1706-1714

Yearly statements of account of Andrew Love for the Leighfield Estate comprising a rental, receipts for wood sales according to wood book, and disbursements including a capital payment to Mr. Hoar to the use of Lady Norton and Richard Norton successively. Years 1724 and 1727 missing.  5M50/705-729  1706-1730

Two accounts by Lady Norton of the yearly rents received from each tenant on the Leighfield estate.  5M50/730, 731  1690-1706, 1706-1713

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Accounts of James Groocock (to 1711) and Andrew Love (1715, 1725) of sales of wood in Priors coppice in Leighfield.  5M50/732-742  1694, 1703, 1706-1711, 1715, 1725

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Two surveys, 1712, 1715, of Leighfield estate, the latter having a covering letter from J. Bagster, Fareham, to Richard Norton; also various surveys, rentals and calculations concerning tenants lands, written or endorsed by Lady Norton.  5M50/743-760  early 18th century

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753 is written on the back of part of Love's account for 1707.

Yearly bundles and loose vouchers of account for the Leighfield Forest estate including receipts for county rates and taxes, fee farm rent to Earl of Nottingham, tithes to rector of Uppingham, etc.  5M50/761  1700-1730

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Paper slips, some in small bundles, others loose.

Letter from Edward Digby, nephew of Lady Elizabeth Norton, from Clarges Street, to Thomas Puckridge for return of documents remaining at Southwick relating to the Leighfield estate, with copy of schedule.  5M50/762-764  22 May 1739

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Includes counterparts of leases, bundles of vouchers of accounts and other documents listed above.

Papers concerning the estate of Dame Isabella Chicheley, mother of Richard Norton, and the Chicheley family.  [no ref. or date]

Cancelled bonds of Richard Norton to Dame Isabella Chicheley, Sarah Chicheley, William Chicheley, and others for payment of sums of money, with some counterbonds to secure Lady Chicheley concerning bonds in which she is engaged with Norton to Richard Hoar and Sir Thomas St. George. Receipts are endorsed on some bonds.  5M50/765-780  1691-1708

Copy of the will of Sir Thomas Chicheley of St. Giles in the Fields, with note endorsed, 1709. Devises real estate in Suffolk, Cambs, Isle of Ely and Yorkshire to daughter in law, Dame Isabella Chicheley.  5M50/781  (28 December 1693)

Copy of will of Dame Isabella Chicheley. Devises real estate left her by Sir Thomas Chicheley to Richard Norton, executor, in trust, sums of £1000 payable to her children Sarah, Elizabeth, Richard William being charged partly on the Scham (Cambs.) estate; residue of personal estate to son John.  5M50/782  (29 January 1706)

Copy of deed of Dame Isabella Chicheley charging her Soham (Cambs.) estate with £2000 for payment of part of the portions of her younger children. Note endorsed of cancellation of charge by testator's sister Leigh on 8 December 1709.  5M50/783  (30 January 1706)

Inventory of goods of Dame Isabella Chicheley of St. Giles in the Fields.  5M50/784  16 December 1709

Two notes: list of debts of Sir Thomas Chicheley up to 23 June 1710; note of papers of Lady Chicheley found with her codicil.  5M50/785, 786  1709, 1710

Bundle: receipts of Isabella Chicheley to Richard Norton and John Chicheley for jointure money and interest on mortgage of £4000, April-June 1709 (4); promissory note of Norton to John Chicheley for £344 10s, 17 July 1760; receipt of John Chicheley to Norton for same, being in settlement of account, 17 July 1710.  5M50/787-793  1709, 1710

Agreement between Hampden Reeve of St. Martins in the Fields, and Richard Norton, for access by Reeve to Dame Isabella Chicheley's house in Bloomsbury Square for resale of furniture and other goods purchased by him.  5M50/794  6 May 1710

Note by John Brace of the weight and value of plate bought from Richard Norton; also three notes being valuations or calculations of plate, linen, etc., undated.  5M50/795-798  16 May 1710, nd

Release from John Chicheley of Middle Temple, administrator of goods of Dame Isabella Chicheley, to Richard Norton of all charges upon Norton concerning the goods of Dame Isabella, her jointure charged in Southwick estate, mortgage of same, bills, etc. Schedules annexed: 1) account of payments by Norton for funeral, and receipts for goods sold; 2) goods sold and unsold; 3) final account.  5M50/799  15 July 1710

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Richard Norton appointed executor in will but renounced owing to distance from Cambridgeshire.

Letter from R. Chicheley from London to Richard Norton (brother) at Southwick  5M50/800  1 March 1712

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with copy of Answer of Richard Norton to Bill of Complaint in Chancery: Richard Chicheley and William Chicheley, infants, by Richard Chicheley their next friend, Sarah and Elizabeth Chicheley versus Richard Norton, John Chicheley and others, in which Norton prays to be dismissed the suit having renounced executorship. Chicheley discusses suit, also reports "a Disturbance at ye Play" arising from rudeness shewn to Lord Salisbury and a dispute between Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Oldfield as to chief part, rumour of death of Louis XIV, etc.

Account by Richard Norton of his executorship of Dame Isabella Chicheley's estate, written for the benefit of his brother Hughes.  5M50/801  September 1716

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Refers to his taking for himself trunk of "old fashioned things rather rags, for ye use I intended of my playhouse".

Three releases from Richard Chicheley, William Chicheley and Edward Hughes and Elizabeth his wife, respectively, to Richard Norton and John Chicheley for legacies of £1000 under the will of Dame Isabella.  5M50/802-804  25 July 1719

Note by Richard Norton found enclosed in 802 describing the occasion of the signing and sealing of the releases and the levying of a fine concerning the Soham estate.  5M50/805  (July 1719)

Two receipts from Sarah and Eliza Chicheley to Richard Norton for £100 and £21 10s. respectively.  5M50/806, 807  25 March 1711, 14 June 1711

Letters from Eliza Chicheley to Richard Norton at Southwick and London containing personal news and receipts for interest money of £2000.  5M50/808-813  1712-1714

Account of John Chicheley to Richard Norton for purchases on his behalf of books and pamphlets (political, plays, poems, etc.), prints, stationery, tobacco, etc. from 1709-1714, receipted 18th November 1714.  5M50/814  1709-1714

Account by John Chicheley to Richard Norton for purchases and payments on his behalf, stated and receipted 14 February 1726; also a general release from same to same.  5M50/815, 816  14 February 1726

Papers of Richard Norton as Justice of the Peace  [no ref. or date]

Acknowledgement by Richard Norton for the inhabitants of Southwick of the settlement in Southwick of William Freeman, a lunatic, former servant of Col. Norton, with receipt from William Hartopp to Thomas Bromfield for £8 by order of Richard Norton for expenditure concerning William Freeman, 26 June 1707.  5M50/817  8 December 1691, 26 June 1707

Examination of Elizabeth Hughes of Porchester concerning bastardy.  5M50/818  30 August 1703

Draft indenture between Edward Hellier and William Rolfe, churchwardens, and Thomas Eier, junior, and Thomas Watkins, junior, overseers of the poor of Fareham, with the assent of Richard Norton and Robert Pyntz, justices of the peace, and Richard Franklin of Fareham, merchant and husbandman, for the apprenticeship to the latter of John Harris, a poor child of Fareham.  5M50/819  29 June 1708

Two examinations of Amy Padwick and of Thomas and Ann Beazele, respectively, all of Hambledon, concerning an alleged assault on the first named by Henry Seagar of Portsmouth.  5M50/820, 821  7 September 1709

Examination of Elizabeth Dennis of Ensworth concerning bastardy.  5M50/822  9 November 1710

Examination of Anne Levett of Emsworth concerning bastardy.  5M50/823  19 February 1712

Two draft forms of warrant addressed in the name of Richard Norton to the tithingman of Farlington for the conveyance of a vagrant out of Farlington parish.  5M50/824  12 February 1714

Examination of Elizabeth Taylor of Havant concerning bastardy, 11 May 1715; bond of Thomas Cannon of Hayling, carpenter, and Thomas Cannon of Upper Clatford, gardener, to Edmund Boggust and Thomas Entinapt, churchwardens of Chalton, concerning the maintenance of bastard child of Elizabeth Taylor, 25 May 1715; receipt from John Poate, overseer of Chalton, to Thomas Cannon of Hayling for £5 in full discharge of payments concerning same child, 30 May 1715.  5M50/825-827  May 1715

Certificate signed by Richard Norton that John Edwards of Southwick took an oath of office (unspecified).  5M50/828  23 August 1715

Unexecuted order of William Smith and Richard Norton for the removal of Elizabeth Annetts, wife of William Annetts of Chute (Wilts.) from Southwick to Chute.  5M50/829  nd [early 18th century]

Two depositions of Smith (malster) and of John Adams, respectively, concerning an affray between John Oxford and Nicholas Oxford and Smith the malster arising from the making of bays in Southwick river.  5M50/830  nd [early 18th century]

Richard Norton, trustee of Henley settlement, 1700  [no ref.]  1712

Draft of Private Bill to enable Mary Henley, on behalf of Anthony Henley (aged 8 yrs.) her eldest son, to sell timber and for appointment of new trustees, etc. concerning the estate settled on the marriage of Anthony Henley of The Grange and Mary Bertie, one of the daughters of Hon. Peregrine Bertie (8 Feb 1700)  5M50/831  February 1712

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Contents:
with opinions of Edward Northey and Richard Webb, 26 and 29 February 1712, as to the consent of Richard Norton to the transferring of trusts vested on him by settlement, he not having executed the deed and unwilling to act.
The estates concerned in the settlement are the manors of Hollwell, Buckshaw and Butterweeke (Som. and Dorset), The Grange manor and lordship of Swarraton, the manor of Greywell and lands in Greywell, Nately, Upnately and Estrop, the rectory of Netham (Dorset), 6 messuages in Holborn Row, Lincolns Inn Fields in St. Giles in the Fields and St. Clement Danes parishes, manor of Chardstock (Devon), site of manor of Crawley, manor of Bradley and lands in Bradley, Preston Candover and Bentworth, and the manor of Nately Scures.

Letter from Mary Henley to Richard Norton concerning same trusts referred to in 831 and giving the names of new trustees appointed.  5M50/832  24 April (1712)

Correspondence arising from a incident occasioned by gamekeeper of Norton finding John Dormer and John Caryll shooting game in Norton's woods  [no ref.]  1716

Queries by Richard Norton forming the basis of a letter or complaint concerning the incident, including also reference to the closing of a Catholic school and taxes on Catholic property at Boarhunt, etc.  5M50/833  23 August 1716

Letter from John Caryll, junr, from Ladyholt, to Richard Norton, in which he refers to Norton's queries.  5M50/834  31 August 1716

Letter from John Hall to Richard Norton at London as to his delivering Norton's letter to Dormer and Caryll; also refers sale of salt.  5M50/835  31 August 1716


Related information: See further letters from John Hall (nos. 921,922)

Copy of letter from Richard Norton, London, to John Caryll at Ladyholt (Sussex) in reply to 834.  5M50/836  4 September 1716

Letter from John Dormer to Richard Norton at London.  5M50/837  8 September 1716

Copy of letter from Richard Norton, London, to John Dormer at Idsworth.  5M50/838  22 September 1716

Letter from Robert Dormer, Idsworth, to Richard Norton, for permission to shoot over his manors lying near Hook Heath.  5M50/839  16 November 1716

Papers concerning payment of duty on French wine bought by Richard Norton and seised as contraband in Southwark.  [no ref.]  1718-1723

Warrant of William Smith, Customs House, Southampton, to Mr. Gardner at Cosham to permit John Grove to land 4 hogsheads, etc., of French wine off the Good Intent at Emsworth.  5M50/840  27 September 1718

Receipt from John Grove, Southampton, to Richard Norton for £92 13s. 11d. for 4 hogsheads of French wine.  5M50/841  27 September 1718

Deposition of John Hall, servant of Richard Norton, in Exchequer suit, as to the identity of claret seised as contraband in Southwark as part of 4 hogsheads bought by Norton from John Grove.  5M50/842  6 June 1719

Letter from John Arnold, Custom House, Portsmouth, to Richard Norton informing him of an intended search for 4 hogsheads of wine reported to be "lately run ashore and lodged in your house".  5M50/843  8 March 1723

Letter from John Chicheley, London, to Richard Norton as to irregular seizure by Customs officers of unspecified goods at Southwick(?).  5M50/844, 845  19 March 1723

Contents:
Enclosed: extract from Act, 14 Charles II, c.11, sect. 5 concerning the power of entry into houses to search for goods on which the custom has not been paid.

Papers relating to a house in Glasshouse Street, St. James, Westminster, leased by Richard Norton.  [no ref.]  1702-1710

Counterpart lease for 11 years from Daniel Harvey of Lawson Abbey (Suffolk) to Richard Norton of a messuage in Glasshouse Street, in parish of St. James, Westminster. Detailed inventory of fittings described by rooms, annexed.  5M50/846  2 November 1702

Inventory of furniture and goods in above house to be sold by J. Chamberlein on behalf of Colonel Harvey to Richard Norton; with receipt of Norton £141 for the same, 26 September 1702.  5M50/847  4 September 1702

Copy of letter of attorney from Brigadier Daniel Harvey of Leiston (Suffolk) appointing John Chamberlen of St. James', Westminster, carpenter, as collector of rents in Middlesex, Surrey, Westminster and Suffolk.  5M50/848  15 November 1703

Eight receipts (numbered between 1 and 12) for payments of taxes and local charges, including highways, poor, scavengers, New River water, etc.  5M50/849-857  1706

Five receipts from Maj. General Daniel Harvey to Richard Norton for payments of half yearly rent for same house.  5M50/858-862  c 1707-1711

Receipted bill of Richard Walkden to Norton for poultry.  5M50/863  14 July 1710

Letters to Richard Norton on financial and estate business  [no ref.]  1691-1723

Accounts of Richard Hoare to Norton of cash receipts and payments.  5M50/864-866  1692-1694

Bills of Richard Hoare to Norton for purchases, repairs and engraving of plate.  5M50/867-872  1691-1694

Letters from Thomas Bromfield, London, to Norton concerning financial business transacted on his behalf.  5M50/873-894  1699, 1711-1716

Contents:
Most letters refer to payments made to Mr. Dawley on account of Mrs. Dawley and children and appear to arise from a Chancery suit (1711); there is also one letter from R. Coffin on the same business (1711).

Accounts of Thomas Bromfield to Norton of receipts and payments including quit rents from estate, payments to Mr. Dawley, interest on mortgages, and bills.  5M50/895-902  1702-1713

Letters from Benjamin Hoare, banker, to Norton concerning financial business, including moneys received from Andrew Love.  5M50/903-909  November 1725-February 1726

Letters from Christopher Arnold to Norton concerning sale of South Sea stock.  5M50/910-912  November 1725-March 1726

Two letters from John Suffield, attorney, Portsmouth, to Norton concerning settlement of costs following a judgment suffered by the Town of Portsmouth in a dispute with Norton as to bounds of Stubbington; with endorsed note signed by Norton, on 914.  5M50/913-914  7,12 July 1697

Letter from Henry Stanton, Fareham, to Norton, with schedule of Land Tax totals for Bedhampton, Boarhunt, Farlington, Portsea, Porchester, Southwick, Widley and Wymering and the proportion payable by Norton. Contains reference to double charge on estates of Catholics.  5M50/915  26 March 1713

Letters from Richard Gravett from Portsmouth, Blandford and Southampton to Norton concerning estate business, particularly a question of the boundary between Wallesworth and Widley manors. 920 is an account by Gravett of common rights on Widley Down and Mr. Suffields claim to common rights.  5M50/916-920  June 1715-April 1716

Letters from John Hall, Havant, to Norton concerning estate business and giving account of incident involving John Caryll and John Dormer  5M50/921, 922  19,29 August 1716


Related information: See also 5M50/833-839

Letters from John Bagster from Fareham to Norton concerning estate business including payment of quit rents by Mr. Page.  5M50/923-926  April, May 1720; January 1723

Letter from James Moody, Havant, to Norton, concerning estate business.  5M50/927  19 May 1722

Papers relating to the settlement of debts of Edward Jarman to Norton  5M50/928-948  1717-1722

Contents:
including: bills of Jarman for butter supplied (1717-19); receipts to Mary Jarman widow, for payments of land tax, etc., for Portsdown and Morralls farms; blank of memorandum certifying distraint of Jarman's goods for non payment of rent for same farms; and three letters (1722, undated) from Edward Jarman, from London and Yeovil, to Norton for information about the surplus of money paid to latter for debts of Edward Jarman, deceased.

Bills and vouchers relating to payments by Norton to John Williams for board and schooling of Robert Phillips, with letter (1713) from John Williams as to the boy.  5M50/949-960  1710-1713

Miscellaneous accounts and papers relating to building work at Southwick House for Richard Norton.  [no ref.]  1694 - 1749

Agreement between Richard Norton and William Steward, painter, for work rates.  5M50/961  23 November 1694

Contract between Richard Norton and John Coules for mason's work to be completed by 31 May 1696.  5M50/962  20 January 1696

Contract between Richard Norton and Arthur Goodrich of Southwick, carpenter, for carpenter's work at Southwick House to be completed by 29 September next.  5M50/963  15 March 1699

Receipted bills for building work at Southwick House, including William Snelling, pavier, Thomas Collins, bricklayer and plasterer, Arthur Goodrich, carpenter, Edward Moran, joiner, John Coules, mason, William Steward, painter, and Thomas Sutton, smith.  5M50/964-977  5-25 June 1700

Contents:
Many accounts are certified by Thomas Rathbone and the form of receipt is written by Norton. The work appears to have been carried out in late 1699 and early 1700. Many accounts certified by Thomas Rathbone.

Account by Thomas Rathbone of work done for Richard Norton on farms etc. at Southwick, including the pulling down of the "Great old House".  5M50/978  3 May 1705

Estimate by Arthur Goodrich and James Ellyot of cost of carpenter's work involved in the loss by fire of Offwell farm and barns.  5M50/979  27 March 1721

Statement of account to Richard Norton of his insurance of a brick house.  5M50/980  Early 18th century

Ground plan of a small unidentified house on two floors.  5M50/981  Early 18th century

Inventory of goods in Southwick House with some accounts (1726) for Tytherley.  5M50/982  1732-1733

Contents:
Probably made after death of Richard Norton (1732) or Richard Whithed (1733).

Letter from Francis Spriggs, from Portsmouth, to Francis Whithed (no address given) concerning windows and other work at Southwick (?).  5M50/983  28 June 1749

Miscellaneous personal and estate vouchers of Richard Norton  [no ref.]  1692 - 1731

Four bills for cost of entertainment of voters at Parliamentary elections of Richard Norton.  5M50/984-987  1692, 1695, nd

Contents:
Richard Norton represented the county in Parliaments elected in 1692, 1695, 1698-1702.

Miscellaneous bills and accounts for personal, domestic and estate expenses. The words of receipt are mostly written by Norton himself.  5M50/988  1692-1728

c500 items

Original file of vouchers for domestic expenses of Lady Elizabeth Norton at house in Suffolk Street relating to the quarter ending March 1713.  5M50/989  1712/13

c75 items

Orders of Richard Norton to Thomas Bromfield for payment of bills, annuities, etc., with receipts to Bromfield endorsed.  5M50/990  1702, 1706-1712

c50 items

Orders of Richard Norton to Sir Richard Hoare for similar payments,  5M50/991  1714, 1716-1719

c75 items

Receipts for feefarm rents to the Crown for parts of the Southwick estate.  5M50/992  1704-1712, 1716-1731

c100 items

Contents:
Including a list by Richard Norton of rents paid 1706-7. Rents are for the site of the Priory, Wymering and Wanstead rectories, Boarhunt Herberd, Southwick and West Boarhunt manors and lands in West Boarhunt.

Receipts for Crown rents for Porchester Castle  5M50/993  1704-1719

c20 items

Receipts of George Weedon for payments of annuity issuing out of certain lands in Boarhunt due to his wife Catherine.  5M50/994  1704-1713

c12 items

Bundle of receipts by clergymen to Richard Norton for payments for officiating on Sundays and Holydays at Southwick and Boarhunt churches, being donatives in the gift of Norton, and occasionally in Southwick House chapel, with other papers  5M50/995-999  1710-1730, nd

Receipts of Thomas Carew, vicar of Porchester, for periodic payments; with letter of apology for behaviour March, 1722; list of payments to Carew 1710-1722; one receipt by John Warren, November 1721.  5M50/995  1710-1722

Receipts of Charles Monckton, rector of Alverstoke, for weekly payments; with a few receipts by Richard Newlin, 1723.  5M50/996  1722-1727

Letters in formal wording from Charles Monckton to Norton signifying his willingness to officiate on succeeding Sunday in accordance with Norton's requests.  5M50/997  1728-1730

Two notes by Lanc, Kerby, coroner, one addressed to the parish officers of Southwick, as to the deaths of Martha Bird and Joanna Fulford respectively.  5M50/998, 999  Undated

Miscellaneous receipts and bonds of Colonel Richard Norton and Richard Norton (grandson).  [no ref. or date]

Receipt of George Welborne for £5.  5M50/1000  18 January 1642

Receipts of Mary Terry, as executrix of James Terry, her husband, for principal and interest of £1000 loaned by Terry upon mortgage security of Morralls farm.  5M50/1001-1006  1682-1684, 1690

Acknowledgement by Thomas Filmer to Col. Richard Norton of his possession of an account between Norton and John Colvile, late of London, goldsmith, a note of Colvile to Norton for £645 dated 1670, and a bond of Dabridgcourt, Ward, Adderley and Hervey to Norton for £206 dated 1666, with promise to deliver the same account note and bond to Norton at order, 15 September 1686.  5M50/1007  15 September 1686

Letter from John Bacon to Colonel Richard Norton for payment to his sister, Sarah Woods, of a legacy due to his wife from her uncle, John Woods.  5M50/1008  21 July 1688

Receipts of Robert Shales to Col. Richard Norton for £400 and £30 for part payment of principal and interest, respectively, of £1200 secured by mortgage of Annesleys Ash Farm.  5M50/1009, 1010  27 August, 17 October 1688

Bond of Richard Norton of St. Giles in the Fields, Esq. to Sir Robert Henley of Middle Temple and Henry Henley, second son of same in £1000 to pay (in case he survives his grandfather Richard Norton). £400 within a month of the death of his grandfather and sums of £200 for every £100 borrowed between the date of the bond and the death of his grandfather.  5M50/1011-1014  16 May 1689, 24 June 1692

Contents:
With receipt of Richard Norton for £200, 16 May 1689, and another for £100, unsigned and undated; and a receipt of Robert Henley for £27 10s. for 6 months interest due on £1200, 24 June 1692.

General release from Henry Dutton Colt of St. James parish to Richard Norton of Southwick.  5M50/1015  16 September 1691

Bond of Richard Norton of Southwick to Dame Ann Atwood of Wanstead (Essex), widow, in £300, to pay £150 on 22 April next; with receipts for interest, 1693 and 1698, signed by Anna St. George, and notes by Norton of payments of principal 1699 and 1700, inside.  5M50/1016  21 January 1692

Bond of Lady Elizabeth Noel to Anthony Segar of Westminster, gent., in £430, for payment of £214 16s. 2d. on 14 April next.  5M50/1017  13 October 1692

Statute staple of Richard Norton of Southwick to Richard Buckby of Inner Temple, Esq., in £2000 with note of payment, 1 June 1695  5M50/1018-1020  25 February 1695

Contents:
with defeazance and counterpart defeazance between the above parties upon payment by Norton of £1009, being trust money of Elizabeth Saunders of Carby (Lincs.).

General release from Richard Manning, junior, late of Chalgrove, gent., to Richard Norton.  5M50/1021  29 January 1700

Bond of Richard Norton and Thomas Bromfield of Inner Temple, gent., to Charles Hopton of London, gent., in £400, to pay £206 on 7 October next; with note of agreement for payment in gold guineas "att 22s. or new money".  5M50/1022  6 April 1697

Bond of Richard Norton and Thomas Bromfield to Frances Niccoll of London, spinster, in £600, to pay £309 on 30 October next.  5M50/1023  29 April 1697

Bond of Richard Norton to John Rayley, junior, of London, merchant, in £1500, to pay £742 on 30 December 1698  5M50/1024-1027  20 October, 30 November 1697

Contents:
with defeazance and counterpart, and release from Norton to Rayley of errors, etc., concerning a judgment obtained in Kings Bench by Rayley against him, all 30 November 1697.

Bond of Richard Norton, Thomas Bromfield and George Burrard of Lyons Inn, gent., to Philip Meadows of St. Martin's in the Fields, Esq. in £2000, to pay £1060 on 30 December 1698  5M50/1028-1032  20 October 1697-8 January 1700

Contents:
with copy of judgement by Meadows against Norton obtained in Michaelmas Term; bond of Norton in £3600 to safeguard Bromfield concerning their joint bond to Meadows in £2800 for payment of £1442 on 22 August next, 21 February 1699; defeazance of Meadows concerning same joint bond in £2800, 22 February 1699; and warrant of Meadows to attorneys to acknowledge satisfaction of judgment in £2000, 8 January 1700.

Bond of Richard Norton and Thomas Bromfield to Richard Comyns of London, gent., in £1500, to pay £750 on 7 June next; with warrant by Norton to attorneys to suffer judgment concerning same bond.  5M50/1033, 1034  7 December 1697

Defeazance of John Crawley and John Clarke, gent., of St. Olave's, Hart Street, to concerning statute staple in £14,000 acknowledged by Richard Norton, upon condition of payment of £5,300 on specified dates.  5M50/1035  6 May 1699

Bond of Richard Norton to Thomas Bromfield in £4,000, to pay £2000 and interest on 21 December next; with four receipts for interest and principal 1708-1713 endorsed.  5M50/1036  22 June 1705

Bond of Thomas Bromfield and Richard Norton to John Milner of Middle Temple, Esq., in £1600, to pay £848 on 22 November 1706; with receipts for interest and principal, 1706-1707, endorsed.  5M50/1037  21 November 1705

SOUTHWICK ESTATE PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

RENTALS AND VARIOUS PAPERS  [no ref. or date]

Account written by John White of tenths payable to the Crown from his manors and lands in Southwick and elsewhere, with note of manors paying no tenths, being held by fealty only.  5M50/1038  before 1567

Account and calculation written by John White of the annual value of his estate, noting tenths payable to the crown, and outgoing payments including annuities paid to family and others.  5M50/1039  before 1567

Paper containing five separate receipts by Jo. Pym, receiver, to Sir Daniel Norton for Crown rents due for tenements in Southwick and West Boarhunt (£2. 13. 11½d.), rectory of Wymering and Wanstead (16s.), manor of Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyne and Bury (12s. 2d.), site of Priory (£1. 8. Od.), and manor of Southwick and Newland (£5. 10. 6d.)  5M50/1040  19 October 1619

Memorandum written by Sir Daniel Norton containing advice for the benefit of his son and succeeding owners of the Southwick estates concerning the keeping of estate and other accounts and concerning the fulfilment of conditions of leases of Stubbington Farm, the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth, the rectory of Wymering and the advowsons of Wymering and Wanstead, held of Winchester College.  5M50/1041  c 1624

Half yearly rentals of the Southwick estate, including Southwick Belney, Berry, Newland, Plant, Wanstead, Wallesworth, West Boarhunt, Wicor and Porchester Castle.  5M50/1042-1047  1695-1706

5 notebooks

Thin paper

Contents:
1045-1047 written by Norton.

Half yearly rentals of quit rents, freeholders rents, Lammas tithe rents, etc. of Southwick estate, including Southwick, Berry, Wicor, Wallesworth and West Boarhunt.  5M50/1048-1051  1707, 1709, 1714

3 notebooks

Thin paper

Two accounts of quantities of hay taken from Lyheath, Danmoors, Horselease, Garden, Coppice and Walkrows, being part of Southwick estate.  5M50/1052, 1053  1720

Bundle of bills and vouchers of Thomas Puckridge for the Southwick Estate, March 1736- February 1737.  5M50/1054  1736

c30 items

Bundle of Land Tax receipts to farmers and tenants of lands in the Southwick Estate.  5M50/1055  1738-1741

c50 items

SCHEDULE OF DOCUMENTS  [no ref. or date]

Schedule made by Thomas Puckridge, agent of Richard Whithed, of deeds and papers relating to the Southwick Estate found in the house of Richard Norton.  5M50/1056  December 1732

Contents:
Paper book, narrow folio. The documents are listed by boxes, numbered 1-13; each document has a separate number and each box a separate series of numbers. These numbers appear endorsed on the documents themselves but there is no box number prefixed. There appears to be no classification of documents either between or within boxes.

Letter from J. Harrison, Southwick House, to Mr. Puckridge at Romsey as to health of Richard Whithed and a key to a box of documents which "the Commissioners" want to inspect.  5M50/1057  22 January 1733

TIMBER  [no ref. or date]

Agreement for sale by Col. Richard Norton to Richard Alcorne and Richard Iremonger of wood called Hypley coppice near Shutt Hill.  5M50/1058  3 November 1673

Memorandum of agreement for Nicholas Clements to cut timber on a marsh belonging to Morralls farm.  5M50/1059  1 September 1682

Deed of sale from Robert Skinner to Richard Norton of 20 trees on Pinsley farm.  5M50/1060  10 July 1708

Valuation of timber at Pinsley and Goldfinches made by John Smith and Thomas Oxford.  5M50/1061  October 1710

Bond of William Baker the elder of Southwick, sawyer, and William Baker the younger to Richard Norton in £20, not to trespass in coppices and lands of Norton following a trespass by William Baker the younger in Jays coppice.  5M50/1062  4 March 1717

Agreement for sale by John Hall of Havant, woodward, on behalf of Richard Norton, to Thomas Hooker of Hambledon, wheelwright, of "underwood or coppice wood Rice and Bushes together with what quantity of Stoolmoors he or they shall think fitt" in Dunsland Row (3a.) and Lower Dunsland coppice (13a.) in Southwick. Receipted.  5M50/1063  10 November 1719

Agreement for sale by John Hall, on behalf of Richard Norton, to William Bleake of Wymering, yeoman, of underwood, etc. in Lower Gilberts coppice (7a.) in Widley parish. Receipted.  5M50/1064  10 November 1719

Letter from Richard Willis, bishop of Winchester, from Chelsea, to (Richard Norton) concerning allowances of timber in leases.  5M50/1065  15 May 1731

Agreement for sale from Thomas Puckridge, on behalf of Francis Thistlethwayte Whithed, to Joseph White of Purbrook Heath in Farlington and Thomas White of Twyford, wheelwrights, of 54 ash trees marked FW in Little Plant coppice in Southwick.  5M50/1066  18 March 1742

Agreement for sale by Anthony Chute of The Vyne and Thomas Puckridge of Romsey, on behalf of Francis Whithed, to John White of Breamley, timber merchant, of 209 oak trees marked FW standing in various named places in Southwick.  5M50/1067  24 April 1742

Agreement for sale from Anthony Chute and Thomas Puckridge, on behalf of Francis Whithed, to Michael Atkins of Portsmouth, gent., of 173 oak trees marked FW standing in various named places in Boarhunt.  5M50/1068  12 May 1742

Letter from John Bone to Thomas Puckridge at Romsey about timber at Peek of Holmes in Bere Forest (?)  5M50/1069  15 May 1742

Letter from James Blake to Thomas Puckridge at Romsey about a mistake concerning a tree in Staple Cross or Ashley Coppice.  5M50/1070  21 May 1732

Three surveys by Peter Bishop of timber at Wiggs Wood, Dunsland, Portlands and other places.  5M50/1071-1073  1742, nd

Surveys of timber on Southwick estate.  5M50/1074, 1075  1743

Letter from Joseph White from Purbrook Heath to Thomas Puckridge at Southwick concerning purchase of coppice wood.  5M50/1076  6 October 1743

Two unexecuted agreements and a signed note of sale from Thomas Puckridge, on behalf of Francis Whithed, to Philip Pafford of Soberton, brickburner, of underwood in Mitchell land coppice (11½a.) in Southwick; with two bills of Pafford for bricks, tiles and lime supplied 1745, receipted 1746, one having note of delivery by Mr. White's order to Porchester 'new house'.  5M50/1077-1081  13 December 1744, 1745, 1746

MANORS AND ESTATES  [no ref. or date]

Archival history:
The whole collection contains both Southwick and Norman Court documents but, whereas the deeds relating to Norman Court estate continue into the 19th century, there are no deeds or papers relating to Southwick much after the 1730s. The Southwick documents after this date comprise the Borthwick Norton MSS. (reference 4M53 q.v.) deposited by the recent owners of the Southwick Estate. The explanation for the separation would appear to be that on the death of Richard Norton the documents were physically removed to Norman Court for examination and remained there despite the fact that the Thistlethwayte family went to live at Southwick. The early Southwick documents, including the Priory cartularies and royal charters, probably remained at Southwick in 1731, and in the course of years were increased by the accumulation of additional title deeds and papers relating to the Estate. The documents in this collection remained with the owners of Norman Court until recent years.

Arrangement: This section, therefore, deals with Southwick Estate deeds and papers up to the early 18th century and the later deeds will be found in the Borthwick Norton MSS. (reference 4M53). For easy reference the estates are arranged in alphabetical order by parish and the documents relating to the principal places are listed in the following order: title deeds, manorial document, leases and other deeds, and finally parish documents. There is a brief note prefacing each parish section which indicates the origin of the Norton interest in the property.


Contents:
This section includes the title deeds, manorial documents, and all the other estate deeds and papers which relate to the various manors and lands comprising the Southwick Estate and to the other properties owned by either the White or Norton families from the earliest times up to the beginning of the 18th century. The documents represent, in fact, those deeds and papers surviving at the time of the death of Richard Norton in 1731 and which were taken over by Richard Whithed of Norman Court, as successor to the Southwick property. Richard Whithed died in 1732 and left the Southwick Estate to his nephew Francis Thistlethwayte in which family it remained during the rest of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.

OLD ALRESFORD  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The leasehold of the manor and demesne lands of Old Alresford, belonging to the Bishop of Winchester, was acquired by Sir Richard Norton of Tisted in the late 16th century and remained in the Norton family until the 18th century. A lease appears to have been renewed by Richard Norton in the early 18th century adding the lives of a cousin Thomas Norton and his son but there is no evidence among the documents of the Norton family interest in the estate after the death of Richard Norton in 1731. Among the records of the Bishop of Winchester there are references of 1751 and 1765 to a Richard Norton of Owthorpe Esq. as a life in a lease of Old Alresford and he may be the son of Thomas Norton.
In addition to the demesne lands the lease included four mills called Town and Andrews mills with the suit of the tenants of the whole bailiwick of Sutton for grinding corn, fishing rights, rents of assize, stocks of sheep and corn, as well as coppices held by separate leases from the Bishop. The manor included both Old Alresford and Medstead parishes and part of Wield.

The manor of Old Alresford  [no ref. or date]

Lease from Stephen Gardiner, bishop of Winchester, to Thomas Lee of Old Alresford, gent., of the site of the manor and demesne lands of Old Alresford, 4 mills called Town and Andrews mills, suit of tenants of bailiwick of Sutton of grinding corn, fishing waters, rents, courts and profits of the manor, together with stock of corn and sheep  5M50/1082  12 Jan 1533 (24 Hen VIII)

Contents:
to hold for 60 years from Michaelmas past, paying £10 for manor, £11 5s. for stock and £10 for mills. Formal ratification by Henry Brook, prior, and convent of St. Swithun's at foot.
Episcopal seal only.

Extracts, written by J. Serle and signed by Thomas Marshall, taken from court rolls of the tourns of Hock and Martinmas relating to copyhold lands in the manor of Old Alresford, held by John Hockley, Ralph Lee, Robert Fytch, John Norton, Esq. and Richard Norton, Esq.  5M50/1083  (1525-1529)

Contents:
A note endorsed refers to James Marshall as farmer of Alresford in 7 Fox, holding for term of 31 years.

Copy of lease from Robert Horne, bishop of Winchester, to the Crown, of the site of manor and demesne lands etc. (as 1082) of Old Alresford; for 60 years from Michaelmas 1592 the date of surrender of a lease to Thomas Lee made 12 January 1533, paying same rents as in previous lease.  5M50/1084  12 February 1571 (13 Elizabeth)

4 ff

Paper

Lease from Robert Horne, bishop of Winchester, to Sir Richard Norton of East Tisted, of coppices in the manor of Old Alresford called Hurlies (5a.), Bradley (18a.), Lymekyll (18a.), Little Picked (7a.), Picked Haywardes (18a.), Well or Great Haywardes (36a.) and the Lawne (34a.) coppices, together with the underwood upon the farm ground of Old Alresford called Fyncheley; for 21 years paying rent of £6.  5M50/1085  20 October 1574

Contents:
Signed: Rob. Winton. Episcopal seal (detached), with counter seal on back.

Lease from Thomas Cooper, bishop of Winchester, to John Stockman of Downton (Wilts.), gent., of coppices in the manor of Old Alresford (as in 1085); for 21 years paying rent of £6. Consideration of surrender of a former lease to Stockman of the same coppices from Robert Horne.  5M50/1086  16 January 1584

Articles of agreement between Richard als. Charles Norton and Daniel Norton, gent., for the division of the house and farm of Old Alresford, including agreement as to lease of the Town and Andrews Mills. Reference to a previous division between Sir Richard Norton his brother John Norton.  5M50/1087  21 or 22 January 1593

Extract, certified by Ellis Mews 3 January 1662, from fines of copyholds of Old Alresford manor for the tourn of Hock, relating to the admission of Sir Daniel Norton, upon the surrender of Thomas Norton, to a newly erected tenement erected on a triangular piece of waste adjoining the court of the manor; with translation.  5M50/1088  (19 March 1619)

Paper containing four cases for opinion or queries  5M50/1089  Early 17th century

Contents:
1) the interpretation of a clause concerning stock in the lease dated 12 February 1571 from the Bishop of Winchester to the Crown of the manor of Old Alresford; 2) rights of taking wood in same manor; 3) rights of John White in the Forest of Bere; and 4) heriot payable from lands in the manor of Wicor, with signed opinion of James Wolveridge on this query only.

Lease for 21 years from Sir Daniel Norton of Southwick to Christopher Newlyn the elder and Christopher Newlyn, the younger (brothers), of New Alresford, millers, of the corn mills called the Town Mills in Alresford, with the fishing of the shuttells at the head of the great pond of Alresford to a place called Stanshall, reserving right of access to Sir Daniel to fish for trout; paying £30 10s. yearly. Note of surrender of this lease by Edward Wheeler, assignee of Newlyn, 12 Feb 1634  5M50/1090  28 December 1620

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Sir Daniel Norton of Southwick to John Knight of Alresford, miller, of the Lower Mills or Andrewes Mills in New Alresford together with the fishing of the mill waters, reserving right of access to Sir Daniel to fish for trout; paying £20 yearly.  5M50/1091  1 July 1621

Incomplete and unexecuted lease for 21 years from Walter Curle, bishop of Winchester, to Sir Daniel Norton of Southwick, of the site of the manor with lands of Old Alresford, 4 mills, suit of tenants of bailiwick of Sutton to same, fishings, together with stock of corn and sheep; paying £10 for manor and 6 quarters of oats to Bishops Waltham, £11 5s. for the stock, and £10 for the mills. Consideration of surrender of a former lease for 60 years dated 12 February 1571 commencing at Michaelmas 1592.  5M50/1092  1634/5 (10 Charles I)

Draft lease for 21 years from Walter Curle, bishop of Winchester, to Dame Honor Norton, widow, of the site of the manor, etc. (as 109 paying same rents together with a quarter of oats and also hay at the holding of the tourn and £3 6s. 8d. to the steward of the bishop at each tourn for food and drink for his officers.  5M50/1093  1638/9 (14 Charles I)

Lease for 21 years from Walter Curle, bishop of Winchester, to Dame Honor Norton of Southwick, widow, of the site of the manor, etc. (as in 1092); paying usual rents, with oats and hay and £3 6s. 8d. to the steward for food and drink of his officers at the holding of the tourns.  5M50/1094  25 February 1639

Contents:
Signed: Walter Winton. Act of formal ratification by John Young, dean, and chapter of Winchester attached. Fragments of two seals.
Interlinear additions and corrections to provide a draft for a lease from Brian Duppa, bishop of Winchester, to Richard Norton for the lives of himself and his sons Daniel and Richard Norton dated 15 December - (Charles II).

Account roll of the reeve and Dame Honor Norton, farmer of Old Alresford, with account of eggs from Old Alresford and rents of the farm of rectories of Rye and Westfield (Sussex).  5M50/1095  Mich 1640-Mich 1641

Account roll of Thomas Blandy, reeve, and of Sir Daniel Norton and Arthur Lipscombe, executors of Charles Norton dec'd., farmer of Old Alresford, with account of eggs and rents of the farm of the rectories of Rye and Westfield (Sussex) endorsed.  5M50/1096  Mich 1641-Mich 1642

Particular of the yearly rents of the manor of Old Alresford and Medstead, with valuation of woods called Alresford woods and Ropley Holt.  5M50/1097  17th century

Bargain and sale from Sir John Wollaston, John Fowke, James Bunce, William Gibbs, Samuel Avery, Christopher Packe, aldermen of London, Thomas Noell, John Bellamy, Edward Hooker, Thomas Arnold, Richard Glyd, William Hobson, Francis Ashe, John Babington, Lawrence Bromfield, Alexander Jones, Richard Vennar, Stephen Estwicke, Robert Meade and James Storie, citizens of London, trustees for the sale of episcopal lands, at the warrant of Sir William Roberts, Thomas Ayres, Richard Turner, Robert Fenwicke, William Mothwold and Edward Gressett, appointed by ordinance of Parliament to make contracts for sale, 16 November 1646, to Thomas Hussey, Esq.  5M50/1098  23 June 1648

Pieces of deed eaten away

Contents:
Alresford manor, mansion house, lands, Town mills and two fulling mills (Andrewes?), fishings, feefarm rent from borough of Alresford, timber, Alresford Pond and other premises etc., advowsons excepted.
Consideration of £2683 9s. 1¼d. a moiety of which paid in hand. References to leases of premises. The manor of Old Alresford does not appear to be included in the sale.
Various signatures. Note of enrolment on Close Rolls, 26 June by William Stanley.

Mortgage demise for 99 years from Thomas Husey, Esq. to William Gibbs, alderman, Thomas Noel and Francis Ashe, citizens of London, Treasurers of money arising from sale of episcopal lands of manor of Alresford and premises (as in 1098), to secure the payment of £1341 14s. 6½d. being the unpaid moiety of the purchase money for same according to deed of 26 June. Signed  5M50/1099  27 June 1648

Paper

Bargain and sale for one year from Richard Norton of Southwick, Esq. to Richard Fines of Broughton (Oxon), Esq., Edward Norton of Southwick, Esq., John Woollveridge of Odiham, Esq., and Henry Whitehead of Deane, Esq., of the site of the manor of Old Alresford, with lands, 4 mills, fishings, etc., leased to Norton by the Bishop of Winchester for the lives of himself and his sons Daniel and Richard by deed of 22 December 1660.  5M50/1100  20 June 1662

Lease for one year from Richard Norton the elder to Richard Norton the younger, his son, of the site of the manor of Old Alresford, etc., leased by the Bishop of Winchester by deed of 7 - 1668 for the lives of William, Edward and Henry, sons of Richard Norton the elder.  5M50/1101  9 August 1669

Copy of court roll of St. Martin's tourn with court of Old Alresford manor of the admission of Richard, Norton, grandson and heir of Richard Norton, dec'd.  5M50/1102  12 September 1692

Contents:
to a newly erected tenement erected on a triangular piece of waste ground opposite the church house, another piece of waste ground on the south of the pinfold between the churchyard and the court of the site of the manor, and half of Brook furlong (3½a.) and of an acre called Geales in Old Alresford tithing, to hold under conditions in fines of Henry Whitear (Martinmas 1669) and Richard Norton (Hock 1662). James Earle, clerk of Bishopric.

Leases of farms and mills  [no ref. or date]

Lease from Richard Norton to Francis Whitear of Old Alresford, yeoman, of capital messuage or farm called Pingle stones Farm and Pond close (22a.) in Old Alresford; for 11 years or life of Norton, paying £140 yearly.  5M50/1103  1 September 1708

Lease from Richard Norton to Francis Whitear of Old Alresford, yeoman, of capital messuage or farm called Lanham Farm in Old Alresford, timber excepted; for 11 years or life of Norton, paying £140 yearly.  5M50/1104  16 October 1708

Counterpart lease from Richard Norton to William Newland of Alresford, fuller, of a messuage and fulling mill in Alresford, reserving right of access for fishing; for 21 years or life of Norton, paying £7 yearly.  5M50/1105, 1106  October 1724

Contents:
Enclosed: Bond of Newland in £20, same date.

Lease from Richard Norton to John May of Sherfield on Loddon, mealman, of the cornmills called the Town Mills in Alresford, with tolls, customs etc. and the fishing of the waters from the Shuttells at the head of the Great Pond to Stanshall, reserving to Norton the right fish for 'trowls'; for 21 years or life of Norton, paying £30 yearly.  5M50/1107  15 October 1724

BERE FOREST  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Richard Norton purchased the wardenship of the Forest of Bere, also called South or East Bere, from Charles, Earl of Carlisle, the son of Elizabeth, Countess of Carlisle, who was the co-heir of Sir William Uvedale, to whom it had been granted by the Crown together with Porchester Castle and manor in 1632. The greater part of the Forest lay in the parishes of Hambledon, Catherington, Blendworth, Boarhunt, Southwick and Havant, but a small part remained extra-parochial.

Reads in the Holmes  [no ref. or date]

Release from Henry Read of Forest of Bere, bucket maker, to John Read of Weight Lane, Farlington, victualler, of a messuage called Reads in the Holmes in the Forest of Bere.  5M50/1108  2 May 1713

Mortgage demise for 1000 years to secure £14 from John Read or Reed of the Holmes, victualler, to Richard Canner of Southwick, merchant tailor.  5M50/1109  22 February 1716

Assignment from Richard Canner to Richard Norton of the above mortgage demise.  5M50/1110  30 January 1717

Richard Norton, Warden of Bere Forest  [no ref. or date]

Order of Robert Poyntz, J.P. to the constable of Hambledon and to the keeper of Winchester Gaol committing Thomas Read of Hambledon, convicted of killing a fawn in Bere Forest; the constable to pillory Read at Hambledon before conveying him to gaol. Written by Norton.  5M50/1111  29 November 1698

Bond of Thomas Read of Hambledon, labourer, to Richard Norton in £30; to pay to Norton £10 to the use of Boarhunt poor and £10 to those who informed against him for killing a fawn in East Bere Forest, and also never to shoot or disturb the game belonging to Norton. Written by Norton.  5M50/1112  30 November 1698

Bond of William Percy of Boarhunt, husbandman, Stephen Holden of Beer in Southwick parish, husbandman, Richard Craswell of the same, labourer, Nicholas Pratt and William Forster of Boarhunt, labourers, to Richard Norton, warden of South or East Bere Forest, in £120, not to trespass, shoot or hunt game in the Forest or any manor of Norton's upon penalty of fine of £30 for every offence, the parties having been convicted of trespass and the penalties remitted by Norton.  5M50/1113  31 December 1708

Memorandum of hunts by hounds of Mark Button and Lord Scarborough in Bere Forest.  5M50/1114  July - September 1713

Appointment by Richard Norton, warden of Bere Forest, of Richard Arthur as beadle of the Forest, with the two bailiwicks belonging to the office, to hold at will of Norton.  5M50/1115  4 August 1714

Warrant of Richard Norton to William Loton, under keeper of Bere Forest, and to all constables and tithingmen concerned, to search houses of persons, except certain named classes, suspected of unlawfully keeping weapons, dogs, etc. for taking game; the warrant to remain in force for one year.  5M50/1116  18 April 1717

Royal Proclamation against illegal bands called Blacks stated to have entered royal forests, private parks etc. and to have threatened owners, keepers, etc., if venison or money not paid, and offering a reward of £100 for their apprehension. Refers to Act of Parliament of 1 Henry VII called "An Act for shewing the Penalty for Hunting in the Night, or with disguising".  5M50/1117  2 February 1723

Contents:
Printed by John Baskett, H.M. Printer, and by the assigns of Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills, dec'd.

Copy of a revocation by Charles, Lord Cornwallis, Baron Eye, Chief Justice in Eyre of H.M. Forests Parks and Chaces south of R. Trent, of a licence formerly granted to Robert Wilkins of Ash Lands, Esq., to hunt in Bere Forest, following representation by Richard Norton, hereditary warden, as to decrease of stock of deer.  5M50/1118  10 March 1730

BOARHUNT  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Although John White, shortly after his purchase of the site of Southwick Priory in 1539, managed to acquire most of the home manors and lands of the Priory in the neighbourhood of Southwick, it was not until the end of the 17th century that all the former possessions of the Priory in Boarhunt finally came into the hands of the owners of Southwick.
The first purchase of lands in Boarhunt was of closes called Legesters, Houndhill and Petersfields, a life interest in which John White acquired from the Crown in 1542 and the freehold in 1544. These lands had not in fact belonged to the Priory but had formed part of the estates forfeited to the Crown on the attainder of Hugh Holland.
Also in 1544 White purchased from Thomas Wriothesley the united manors of Boarhunt Herberd, or Herbert, Herbelyn and Bury, or Berry, which had belonged to Southwick Priory. Boarhunt Herberd and Boarhunt Herbelyn are identified as the manors, formerly of Sir John Boarhunt and Richard Danvers respectively, which William of Wykeham acquired and granted to Southwick Priory in 1369 as the endowment of his chantry. The origin and descent of the manor of Bury is obscure but it appears to have been associated with Boarhunt Herberd, rather than with Herbelyn, in the 16th century.
The manor of West Boarhunt was given to Southwick Priory by William de Humet in the 13th century. After the Dissolution it was also acquired by Thomas Wriothesley and sold in 1545 to Ralph Henslowe, another of his servants. The manor and estate remained in the possession of the Henslowe family until the end of the 17th century when it was purchased by Richard Norton from the co-heirs of the last Thomas Henslowe in 1697-8.

Lands called Legesters, Houndhill and Petersfields at Hipley  [no ref. or date]

Gift in fee simple from Joanna Germayn, daughter and heir of Philip Germayn of Huppele to John Lylye, Roger Guntyr and Richard Pykot of the lands she inherited from Philip Germayn in Huppele, Schete and Hale in the parish of West Bourhunte.  5M50/1119  20 November 1420

Contents:
Seal in red wax.

Gift in fee simple from John Mershe of Denemede to William Coope Esq. of two gardens and lands called Petresfelds, Howndehyll and Leyesters (locations described) in Hypley.  5M50/1120  10 May 1494

Letter of attorney of William Coope Esq. appointing William Cokwell and John Chamberleyn to deliver to Thomas Westmyllis and Elizabeth his wife seisin of the same lands.  5M50/1121  20 January 1502

Fragment of a bond signed by William Westmell  5M50/1122  nd [16th century]

Unexecuted bargain and sale from William Westmyll of Southampton, mercer, to John Newport, serjeant at law, of lands in Hipley and West Boarhunt called Legysters and Petersfelds. Note at foot giving reason for non execution of deed.  5M50/1123  6 February 1513

Quitclaim from William Westmyll, late of Southampton, merchant, son and heir of Thomas Westmyll, to John Newport, serjeant at law, of his rights in all lands formerly belonging to Thomas Westmyll in Southwick and Boarhunt.  5M50/1124  28 April 1517

Gift in fee simple from William Westmyll late of Southampton, son and heir of Thomas Westmyll, to John Newport, serjeant at law, of all lands of Thomas Westmyll in Southwick and Boarhunt; with appointment of William Newport of Soberton, gent., and Thomas Rede of Arvells, yeoman, as attorneys to deliver seisin; also note of deliver of seisin endorsed.  5M50/1125  22 March 1518

Papers in suit in Chancery: Alice Dale and Thomas Rede versus Hugh Holand, concerning title to lands formerly of John Newport, serjeant at law, in Southwick and Boarhunt and particularly to a close called Petersfields (30a.):-  5M50/1126-1133  (?1532)

Contents:
Alice Dale is daughter and heir of John Dale of Tidworth, son of Agnes Dale, sister and heir of John Newport. She is aged 13 and a ward of Katherine Bonham, widow of Thomas Bonham. Agnes Dale has enfeoffed Richard Norton in lands including Petersfields and Thomas Rede is tenant of the same. Hugh Holand's claim is not clear but may have derived from a sale by Westmyll.

Record of proceedings and verdict in suit at Assizes: Holand v. Rede for trespass.  5M50/1126  [n.d.]

Bill of complaint of Dale and Rede v Holand, in Chancery.  5M50/1127  [n.d.]

Answer of Hugh Holand.  5M50/1128  [n.d.]

Reply of Dale and Rede.  5M50/1129  [n.d.]

Depositions of Witnesses for Holand  5M50/1130  [n.d.]

Contents:
including John Westmyll (44), William Noxton, prior of Southwick (53), Thomas Boughton (53), William Sawken (70), Nicholas Hynde (40), John Farely (70) and William Rowse (67). Reference to a partition of Thomas Westmyll's lands between his 3 sons: William (Havant, Bedhampton lands), Nicholas (Portsmouth and Porchester), and Thomas (Boarhunt, Southwick and Wickham)

Copy of same depositions  5M50/1131  [n.d.]

Note of other witnessess  5M50/1132  [n.d.]

Depositions of Boughton and Sawken as to sales of wood.  5M50/1133  [n.d.]

Feoffment from Richard Benford of Porchester, husbandman, son and heir of John Benford, to John Newport, serjeant at law of 2 messuages, a toft and one croft (5a.) of land of pasture at Hippeley within Bere Forest, in consideration of 20s.  5M50/1134  14 April 1514

Contents:
A stray Newport deed.

Counterpart lease for 9 years from Sir Daniel Norton of Tisted to Hugh Pratt and John Mawdley of Hambledon, husbandman, of Petersfields and Halecrofts (40a.) in occupation of John Gouldsmith of Exton, gent., paying £20 yearly.  5M50/1135  29 September 1610

Counterpart lease for 11 years from Richard Norton to Thomas Perkins of Hipley in Hambledon, butcher, of Petersfield grounds and Bakes mead containing 50a. in Boarhunt and Southwick, with tithes; paying £34 yearly.  5M50/1136  1 April 1692

Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury manors  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment from Thomas Wriothesley, Lord Chancellor, to John White Esq. of the manors of Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Berry formerly belonging to Southwick Priory, with all rights etc., and tithes lately in the tenure of Ralph Sandford; as fully as Crown grant to Wriothesley dated 26 January 1544.  5M50/1137  26 May 1544

Contents:
To hold of chief lord by military service paying 12s. 6d. yearly. Consideration of £120.

Quietus for payment of Crown rent of 6s. 8d. due from lands formerly granted to Southwick Priory in 1369 comprising lands in Boarhunt Herberd and the manor of Boarhunt Herbelyn, and held by above rent and service of one armed man in Porchester Castle for 16 days in time of war.  5M50/1138  1554-5 (1, 2 Philip and Mary)

Rental of manors of Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Berry, with note of tithes payable from the manors and lands of the Southwick estate.  5M50/1139  c1550-1560

Two valuations of coppices in manors of Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Berry and manor of Boarhunt made by Roger Tycheborn, woodward.  5M50/1140, 1141  mid 16th century

Arbitration award of Benjamin Tichborne, Thomas Uvedale and Francis Cotton, esquires, and George Norton, gent., with the consent of William Uvedale of Wickham esquire, as umpire in a dispute between John White as lord of the manor of Boarhunt Herberd or Berry and Thomas Henslowe as lord of the manor of West Boarhunt as to the ownership of Walton or Walking Heath; awarding White the land lying to the east of Marke lake and Henslowe the land lying to the west.  5M50/1142  24 July 1595

Fragment of notes by John White being extracts from court rolls concerning Boarhunt Herberd and Wansted.  5M50/1143  mid 16th century

Survey of copyholds held of the manor of Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Berry.  5M50/1144  26 September 1610

Messuage at Hipley Green in West Boarhunt  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and sale from Hugh Davies of Denmead in Hambledon, gent., and Alice, his wife, to Richard Norton of Southwick, Esq. of a messuage on north side of Hipley Green, with a meadow (1a.) adjoining the Great Mead, in West Boarhunt, being the moiety of the inheritance of John Bensted, dec'd., descending to Alice as his daughter and co-heir. Consideration of £50.  5M50/1145  13 October 1675

Bond of Hugh Davies  5M50/1146  nd [Oct 1675]

Copy of fine between Richard Norton and Hugh Davies, gent., and Alice, his wife, and Edward Attwood, concerning 3 messuages, 1 barn, 3 gardens, etc. in Denmead, Hipley, and West Boarhunt.  5M50/1147  Purification 1675/6

The manor of West Boarhunt and estates of the Henslowe family in Hampshire and other counties  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment from Thomas Wriothesley, K.G., Lord Chancellor, to Ralph Henslowe, his servant, of the manor of West Boarhunt and tithes from site of manor and lands not excepted  5M50/1148  13 August 1545

Contents:
excepting: rents and services held of the manor by Arthur Plantagenet, Lord Lisle, dec'd; copyhold land in Titchfield held by Richard Perkins; copyhold tenement in Collyns close in West Boarhunt lately held by Thomas Henslowe; part of same close abutting Vicaries garden; another little close on north of West Boarhunt churchyard; common of pasture for 2 cows in common fields; messuages in Crofton held by Philip Reve; messuages called Purslands in Rowner lately held by Richard Mathewe of Alverstoke; excepting also the rectory, vicarage and advowson of West Boarhunt and tithes not granted. To hold from Crown for yearly rent of £3 1s. 10d., as fully as grant to Wriothesley date 9 June 1545. William Pownde and William Uppetun, gents., appointed attorneys to deliver seisin; note of delivery of seisin made 25 May 1546, endorsed. Consideration of £577.
Seal intact.

Settlement by Ralph Henslowe Esq. of West Boarhunt upon the marriage of Thomas Henslowe, his son, and Katherine, daughter of William Hyde of Denchworth (Berks.), Esq., dec'd. and Alice Hyde, his widow  5M50/1149  20 June 1572

Contents:
of lands in West Kennet, Avebury, Woodborough, Lockeridge, Fifield and Overton (Wilts.) being the inheritance of Anne, wife of Thomas Darby; the site and demesne of Iwerne (Dorset); and the manor of West Boarhunt. Henry Henslowe and John Henslowe mentioned as younger sons of Ralph Henslowe.

Indenture between Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley, Lord Treasurer of England, and Master of the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Robert Keylwey Esq., surveyor of same court, and Thomas Henslowe, son and heir of Ralph Henslowe dec'd (18 June 1577) as to the true value of his inheritance upon grant of special livery.  5M50/1150  3 February 1578

Contents:
Valuation, attached, gives the manors of West Boarhunt and Wield (with advowson), capital messuage and lands in Hound, Bursledon and Botley; also site of the manor of Iwerne (Dorset), being jointure lands of Katherine.
Signed W. Burghley; Robt Keylway. Seals (poor).

"Extracts of Fines & Deeds, Rents, &c. of lands in Wilts., Southton Sussex, Dorset & Cornwall, 1665"  5M50/1151  (Henry VIII - 1649), 1665

Paper book in parchment cover, 14ff. entered

Contents:
being a paper book in parchment cover containing abstracts of Henslowe family title deeds, leases, etc. relating to Rogate, Wenham, Rake, West Preston and Wyke (Sussex); West Kennet, Woodborough, Abery, Lockeridge, Fyfield, Wootton, Overton, Tangley, Milton Lylborn (Wilts.); Iwerne Minster (Dorset); West Boarhunt, Wield, Bursledon, Hound and Botley (Hants.); and Lamleder, Tregirrick, Ryse, Portheast in St. Goran, Treluga and Trevello in St. Teath, incl. deeds of Richard II and Edward IV (Cornwall).

Fragment of settlement by Richard Tremayne upon the marriage of Thomas Henslowe, son of Thomas Henslowe of West Boarhunt, and Mary Tremayne, of an annuity of £40 out of his lands in Cornwall.  5M50/1152  (6 September 1601)

Very poor condition (after repair)

Contents:
Refers to various members of the Tremayne family, William Tressey and Ursula his wife, John Dynham and Elizabeth his wife. Noted in 1151 above.

Demise for 21 years from Thomas Henslowe of West Boarhunt Esq. to Sir John Carill of Chichester and Ralph Henslowe of London, gent., of  5M50/1153  26 November 1617

Contents:
the manor and demesne lands of West Boarhunt, lands purchased from Henry Breton Esq. and John Farley, h'dman, rents payable by Wiltshire tenants and lands in Lamleder, Ryse, Portheast, Tregythick als Tregirrick, Trevelo, Treluga in St. Goran and St. Teath; paying £100 yearly to Henslowe; covenant by Carill and Ralph Henslowe to pay £2000 in equal portions to Mary, Katherine, Benjamin and John Henslowe, children of Thomas Henslowe.

Settlement subsequent to the marriage of Thomas Henslowe of West Boarhunt, Esq. and Mary daughter of Sir William Uvedale, being the counterpart of a demise from Thomas Henslowe, Henry Henslowe of West Boarhunt, gent., and John Henslowe of Borne (Sussex), gent., to Sir William Uvedale of Wickham and Anthony Bruninge of Woodcote, Esq., of the demesne lands of West Boarhunt, to hold after his death during the life of Anne to raise an annuity of £250 for her jointure.  5M50/1154  30 November 1637

Lease for life from Thomas Muspratt, John Champion and Edward Hooker, gent., Commissioners for Sequestrations for Co. of Southton, by direction of the Commissioners for compounding with Papists and Delinquents, to Thomas Henslowe of West Boarhunt, Esq., a recusant  5M50/1155  20 August 1651

Contents:
of two thirds of the manor and demesne lands of West Boarhunt and of the following lands: 2 meadows called Comlike meads (10a.); 7 closes called Grubwood, Long Purrock, Old Burhunt, Goden, Millfield, Ashley and The Breaches (67a.); 8 closes called Staple Croft, The Warren, Fowles Hold, Medsells, Priors Hold, Mill Meades, the Marts, Gumerell croft (152a.); 7 closes called Preist furlongs, Wild Furzes, the Eighteen Acre, East Down, Upper Jagden, Lower Jagden and the Upper Comlike (144a.); also Boarhunt Wood (30a.), Mill coppice (14a.), Ashley coppice (10a.) Staple Cross coppice (10a.); to hold for 7 years or while he remains a recusant, paying yearly rent of £80 at Goldsmiths Hall.

Assignment by Leonard Bilson of Petersfield, Esq., trustee for Thomas Henslowe of W. Boarhunt, Esq., to Thomas Henslowe, of his title to the manors and lands included in leases from Lawrence Hyde of Hinton Daubney in Catherington, Esq., to John Caryll of Harting (Sussex), Esq., and himself dated 1 January 1655 and 3 September 1655.  5M50/1156  20 January 1658

Probate copy of the will of Thomas Henslowe of West Boarhunt, Esq. made 11 March 1663 and proved in P.C.C., 12 June 1663.  5M50/1157  1663

Contents:
Leaves W. Boarhunt, a rent charge from manor of Kennet, and all his lands in Hants., Sussex and Wilts. to his son Thomas. Confirms annuities to his brother John and to Elizabeth and Katherine Henslowe.

Certified copy of 5M50/1157  5M50/1158  17 March 1662/3

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Bond of Thomas Henslowe of Boarhunt Esq., Roger Hopkins of St. Clement Dane's, tailor, and Richard Bolte, citizen and grocer of London, to Robert Harvey of London salter, in £200; to pay £103 on 8 May Following.  5M50/1159  6 November 1663

Defeazance of statute staple of Thomas Henslowe of W. Boarhunt, Esq. to William Spencer of Ufton (Warw.) Esq. acknowledged before Sir Robert Hyde, Lord Chief Justice of Kings Bench, in £3000; condition upon performance by Henslowe of covenants in an indenture of same date.  5M50/1160  8 July 1664

Two copies of deed of Thomas Henslow of W. Boarhunt, Esq., to lead the uses of a fine to be levied in Mich. Term to John Cully and Thomas Lightfoot of St. Giles in the Fields, gent., and of a recovery to be had by Henry Tichborne of London, Doctor of Physic, concerning the manor, advowson and rectory of West Boarhunt, to his own use.  5M50/1161, 1162  19 October 1664

Deed and counterpart deed between Thomas Henslow and Thomas Dighton of Stratford upon Avon, gent., and William Spencer of Ufton, Esq.  5M50/1163, 1164  15 May 1668

Contents:
concerning payment to Richard Hopkins of Inner Temple, Esq. and Robert Leicester the younger late of Adderbury, gent., of sum of £515, rehearsing statute staple of 8 July 1664 of Spencer to Henslow for payment of £2000, and bond of 2 May 1665 of Dighton and Henslow to Hopkins and Leicester for payment of above £515.
Later endorsements identify these deeds as referring to the marriage of Henslow and Eliza Spencer?

Settlement by Thomas Henslow of jointure lands on his wife Mary (neé ?) being conveyance to Henry Pound of Beaumonds in Farlington Esq., Alexander Stanhope of Inner Temple Esq., and Thomas Corderoy of Titchfield Esq. of the east part of Boarhunt House and various messuages and lands (described) to the annual value of £250, in trust for Mary Henslow. Consideration of a marriage portion of £2000.  5M50/1165-1167  5 October 1669

Contents:
Release and counterpart and paper copy.

Mortgage demise for 1000 years from Thomas Henslow to John Cousens of St. Clement Danes, gunsmith, of Upper and Lower Comlicke closes (36a.), 2 rows of coppice (4a.) adjoining and Comlicke meadow (8a.) in West Boarhunt, to secure £300.  5M50/1168  17 July 1676

Assignment from John Cousens to Elizabeth Phelipps of Winchester, spinster, of above mortgage (1168).  5M50/1169  26 April 1681

Assignment from Elizabeth Phelipps, by direction of Henry Lacy of Kilmeston Esq. and Katherine his wife and of Edmund Perkins junr. of Winckton and Elizabeth his wife, Katherine and Elizabeth being daughters and co-heirs of Thomas Henslow, to Edmund Perkins sen. of Winckton (father of above) of same mortgage (1168).  5M50/1170  5 August 1693

Counterpart lease for 11 years from Henry Lacy of Kilmeston, gent., and Edmund Perkins junr. of Winckton, gent., to Peter Luffe of W. Boarhunt, yeoman, of their part of the capital messuage of W. Boarhunt and various named closes; paying £76 13s. yearly.  5M50/1171  10 October 1692

Order of Master of the Rolls in suit: Elizabeth Perkins v. Henry Arundell Esq., sir John Webb Bt., Bartholomew Smith Esq., Richard Norton Esq., and Richard Perkins Esq., for payment of £400 being the arrears to June last of an annuity and for future payments to plaintiff out of interest from mortgage sum of £6400 in the hands of Norton.  5M50/1172  1 July 1704

Papers in suits in Chancery  5M50/1173-1220  1726

Contents:
1173-1217. Suit 1. James Perkins of Winckton Esq., Eliz. Perkins of same, spinster, Harry Hackman and Mary (nee Perkins) his wife, versus Richard Norton, Elizabeth Dawley, (widow of Edmund Perkins) and George Wilson.
1218-1220. Suit 2. Richard Norton versus James Perkins and others.
The papers are of George Wilson of Symonds Inn, attorney on behalf of Richard Norton, and include Bills, Answers, Briefs, Orders of Court, Minutes, opinions, letters from R. Norton, J. Perkins, Eliz. Dawley and Ann Dawley, drafts and copy deeds.
The suits concern the non fulfilment by James Perkins of an agreement of 17 April 1725 whereby he agreed, with Elizabeth Perkins, Harry Hackman and Mary his wife, to reconvey to Norton a mortgage made by Norton on 22 December 1697 to Arundell, Webb and Smith, trustees of Edmund Perkins (father of James) of the manor, lands and advowson of West Boarhunt for £6,400, which Norton wished to repay. The £6400 was trust money of Edmund Perkins and by deed of 7 January 1698 was settled as follows: £200 yearly to Elizabeth his wife for her life (she married secondly Anthony Dawley) and the remainder to his children as devised by his will. In his will, Edmund Perkins devised £1400 to his son James, £1200 to son Edmund (dead by 1726) and £1200 each to Elizabeth, Mary and Lucy (dead by 1726), to be paid after the death of Elizabeth his wife.

Counterpart assignment from Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour and Sir John Webb Bt. by direction of James Perkins of Winkton Esq., Harry Hackman of Lymington, gent., and Mary, his wife, Eliz. Perkins of Lymington, spinster, and Elizabeth Dawley, widow of Anthony Dawley and of Edmund Perkins, to George Wilson of Symonds Inn, trustee for Richard Norton, of mortgage demise for 500 years dated 22 December 1697 to raise £6592. Signed but not executed.  5M50/1221  29 September 1725

Draft assignment, as 5M50/1221, adding James Willis of Ringwood as a further party.  5M50/1222  January 1726

Draft assignment from Sir John Webb Bt., Elizabeth Dawley, Henry Hackman and Mary his wife, and Elizabeth Perkins to George Wilson, in trust for Richard Norton, of the mortgage demise of 22 December 1697. Rehearses deeds, litigation commencing January 1726 and orders of Court. Consideration in the transfer of South Sea Annuities to Colbourn and Willis in trust.  5M50/1223  15 June 1727

Lands called Medsells in West Boarhunt purchased by Thomas Henslowe  [no ref.]  1392-1617

Gift in fee simple from Simon atte Mede to Henry Rumesy and John le Portyr of Southwick of all his lands and tenements at Merdeshulle in the parish of West Boarhunt.  5M50/1224  22 January 1392

Contents:
Seal.

Fine between Ann Lawrence, widow and George Breton, gent. and Ann his wife concerning 3 messuages and lands in Southwick and W. Boarhunt.  5M50/1225  Easter 1594

Deed of gift from Dame Anne Lawrence of Soberton, widow of Sir Oliver Lawrence, to Henry Brittayne, gent., of her inheritance in lands called Medsels in West Boarhunt lately purchased by her from George Breton, gent., and Ann his wife, to hold after her death. Note as to delivery of deed into hands of Thomas Henslow in trust for Bryttayne.  5M50/1226  25 January 1602

Deed of covenant of Dame Anne Lawrence of Soberton to John Barnes of East Horsley (Surrey), gent., to stand seised of Medsels, lately in occupation of Thomas Henslow Esq., in trust for Dame Anne during her life and thereafter to the use of Henry Breton or Brytton of Soberton, gent., and his heirs male, with remainders to other members of Breton or Brytton family in turn.  5M50/1227  18 May 1603

Deed of assurance from Henry Breton of Soberton, gent., to Henry Breton of London, Esq., upon conveyance of Meadsells or Meadshull (46a.) in West Boarhunt in occupation of Thomas Henslowe.  5M50/1228  28 July 1616

Quitclaim from Henry Breton of Soberton, gent., and Thomas Payne of Petworth (Sussex), gent., to Henry Breton of London, Esq., of Medsells or Nyne Crosses (40a.) in W. Boarhunt in occupation of Thomas Henslow. Rehearses deeds of 1611 to bar entail created by Dame Anne Lawrence.  5M50/1229  4 November 1616

Conveyance from Henry Breton of London, Esq., Thomas Payne of Petworth, gent., and Henry Breton of Soberton, gent., to Thomas Henslowe of W. Boarhunt, Esq. of lands called Medsells or Medshalls in occupation of Henslowe.  5M50/1230  15 February 1617

Leases of Henslowe lands in West Boarhunt  [no ref.]  1617-1694

Counterpart lease for 8 years from Thomas Henslowe to William Potts of Southwick, 'imbroderer', of Middle Breach meadow (4a.), Further Breach pasture (24a.) and Middle Breach meadow (18a.) in W. Boarhunt, with tithes; paying £30 yearly.  5M50/1231  22 October 1617

Counterpart lease for 11 years from Thomas Henslowe to Ralph Wympell of Southwick, butcher, of closes called Middle Breach, Yonder Breach and Little Breach mead, Ashley, Old Burhunt, Godden and Hither Breach mead, tithes etc; paying £67 for certain closes and £18 10s. for residue of a lease commencing Michaelmas last.  5M50/1232  31 January 1634

Counterpart lease for 10 years from Thomas Henslowe to John Sparks and Thomas Russell the younger, husbandman, of closes called Upper Jagden, Lower Jagden and Upper Comlike, part of West Boarhunt demesne; also tithes of same; paying £35 yearly.  5M50/1233  28 April 1635

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Thomas Henslowe to Thomas Percy, husbandman, of Staple Cross close, with barn lately built thereon, in W. Boarhunt; paying £6 yearly.  5M50/1234  26 October 1637

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Thomas Henslowe to George Pettyfor of Westmeon, yeoman, of W. Boarhunt Warren Lodge, West Boarhunt Warren, Bazill Hill (20a.) Hamerkley mead (8a.), Locksbridge mead (3a.), the mast and pannage of Woods and liberty to dig peat for fuel; paying £40 yearly.  5M50/1235  29 June 1641

Counterpart lease for 3 years from Thomas Henslowe to Edward Brewer of Droxford, yeoman, of the two Comlike meadows and little meadow below them (20a.), Grubwood (18a.), Long Purrock (10a.), Old Burhant (24a.), and Millfield (30a.), being part of demesne lands, with tithes from same, paying £62 yearly.  5M50/1236  29 August 1649

Lease for 7 years from Thomas Henslowe to Thomas Smith of Pareham, yeoman, of Hay or Upper Barn near the Barton or Gateroom of Boarhunt House, a little outhouse next to the barn, row of 12 cowpens near the barn, gateroom between barn and cowpens behind the barn and next to the highway, fodder house on the Down, barn at Esworn(?), part of Priests furlong (20a.) and land called the way (4a.) adjoining, Hungerford close (10a.), Wild Furzes close (28a.), eighteen Acre close (18a.), Sheepdown (60a.), Great Down (100a.), with tithes, all in West Boarhunt; paying £40 yearly.  5M50/1237  23 October 1650

Counterpart lease for 7 years from Thomas Henslowe to Henry Mersh of Holybourne, miller, of a water and grist mill called Mewes mill in W. Boarhunt consisting of one wheat mill and one malt mill under one roof, together with a messuage near the mill and other houses, streams, mill meads (3a.), plot of land (20 luggs) near Locks bridge, excepting fish; paying £16 yearly.  5M50/1238  16 September 1651

Contents:
Schedule attached of measures and utensils noting "one crowne yron, one halfe Bushell and one Cable rope" only.

Lease for 20 years from Thomas Henslowe to George Pettiford, husbandman, of two closes called the two Marles (36a.), Gunnells croft (10a.), Ashley croft (20a.), Alley lands mead (5a.) near Locksbridge, formerly let with Boarhunt mill, with tithes of same; paying £34 yearly.  5M50/1239  25 September 1662

Lease for 21 years from Thomas Henslowe to George Pettiford of West Boarhunt, yeoman, of a barn (late Russell) near capital messuage belonging to Henslowe, cowhouses and skeelings, closes called Hither Comlike mead (8a.), Upper Comlike (26a.), Lower Jagden (36a. - from which two parcels containing 4a. taken out and now in occupation of Henslowe), Old Burhunt (24a. - from which 3a. added to a piece formerly belonging to Long Purrock), Goden (16a. - now in two); piece of Long Purrock (4a. - to which the above mentioned 3a. added from Old Burhunt close); also tithes; paying £56 yearly.  5M50/1240  20 October 1662

Draft lease for 9 years from Thomas Raymond, serjeant at law, William Lacy of Kilmeston, gent., and Richard Henslowe of West Boarhunt, gent., to John Cully of W. Boarhunt, yeoman, of barns and lands, belonging to West Boarhunt demesne called Jacksons (50a.), Upper Comlecks (22a.), Comleck mead (7a.), Grubbed Wood (9a.), Lower Barn, Grubbed Wood Barn, Mill meads (9½a.), furzy ground called Stockers and hedgerows, Boarhunt woods (40a.) and Comleck meadows (5a.) adjoining; paying £86 10s. yearly.  5M50/1241  1 December 1677

Draft lease for 9 years from Thomas Raymond, William Lacy and Richard Henslowe to Henry Boyes of W. Boarhunt, yeoman, of lands belonging to West Boarhunt demesne called The Breaches (43a.), Breach meadows (9a.), Ashley close (18a.) with hedgerow called Ashley Rowe adjoining Locks lane, Marles (17a.), East Down (24a.), land (5a.) between the barn sown with sainfoin, with barn, gateroom, etc., also a copyhold messuage, two barns and a stable in tenure of John Pawford. Rent not mentioned.  5M50/1242  nd [?1677]

Counterpart lease for 7 years from William Lacy of Kilmeston, Esq., guardian of Katherine Henslowe and Elizabeth Henslowe, daughters of Thomas Henslowe, dec'd., to William Earle, son of Bryant Earle late of West Boarhunt, husbandman, of a barn lately erected at Crosse lane and a close called Staple croft (18a.) divided into five closes; paying £6 10s. yearly.  5M50/1243  10 December 1679

Contents:
Rehearses lease of 1649 from Thomas Henslowe grandfather of Katherine and Elizabeth) to Bryant Earle for 30 years, erection of dwelling house, agreement between William Earle and Lacy for a new lease and for house to remain on the premises after expiry of lease on payment by Lacy of £20 for same.

Counterpart lease for 9 years from Henry Lacy of Kilmeston, gent., and Edmund Perkins of Winckton, gent., to Francis Oliver of West Boarhunt, yeoman, of a messuage 2 closes (12a.) adjoining the house, meadow (4a.) and closes called the Moore (5a.), Eastfield and purrock adjoining (8a.) Utree close and two piddles of land adjoining (8a.), Heathfield (10a.), all in West Boarhunt; paying £26 yearly.  5M50/1244  15 October 1694

Contents:
Agreement endorsed as to wainscot in parlour and a reference to the deed being on stamped Parchment.

Leases of Norton lands in Boarhunt  [no ref. or date]

Counterpart lease for 10 years from Sir Daniel Norton of Tisted to John Pawford of Boarhunt, husbandman, of a messuage called Hale in Boarhunt, with lands and tithes belonging formerly leased by John White to John Pawford and Joan Searle, widow; paying £18 yearly.  5M50/1245  16 January 1607

Lease for 21 years from Dame Honor Norton, widow, and Richard Norton, Esq., to John Tyer of Hale, husbandman, of a messuage called Hale in W. Boarhunt, with barns, lands belonging, formerly in possession of John Pratt and now of John Tyer; paying £20 yearly.  5M50/1246  20 January 1644

Unexecuted lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to Francis Oliver of Boarhunt, yeoman, of Hale Farm, with brick kilns, etc., and lands called Houndells (20a.); and a messuage, formerly Paffords with 2 closes adjoining (12a.), Hop Garden formerly Parsonage Orchard, meadow (4a.), the Moore, Eastfield with adjoining purrock (8a.), Under close with two small piddles of land adjoining (8a.) and Heathfield (10a.); paying £76.  5M50/1247  December 1699


Related information: See also 5M50/1244

Articles of agreement between Thomas Stoneham of Havant, millwright, and Richard Norton of Southwick, for the erection of 4 water mills at Boarhunt Mills (measurements of stones, wheels etc. given), for £50.  5M50/1248  8 September 1709

Contents:
Signed and receipted by Stoneham. The names of three of the mills are noted as Cullmum Mill, Peeked mill and a Hogmeat mill.

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to Ralph Newman senior of Soberton, yeoman, of Burhunt Lodge Farm and fishponds belonging, in Boarhunt; paying £51 yearly; with bond of Newman in £200.  5M50/1249, 1250  4 February 1714

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to Henry Pooll of Southwick, Esq., of messuages, farms, lands in Boarhunt called Priors Hold, Staversash, Medsells and Earlys at Staple Cross; paying £85 yearly.  5M50/1251  18 June 1723

Boarhunt Parish  [no ref. or date]

Copy of an indenture between John White of Southwick, Esq., and Stephen Barnham, yeoman of the Crown, and Thomas Henslow of West Boarhunt and all the inhabitants of the same parish  5M50/1252  28 March 1539 (32 Henry VIII)

Paper

Contents:
acknowledging the receipt of Boarhunt church goods, ornaments, money and plate (detailed) and their delivery to Thomas Boughton and John Cave, churchwardens of Southwick following an order (rehearsed) of Richard Paulett and William Barners, Esquires, surveyors of the "Kynges Suppressyde landes" in Hampshire, to White and Barnham for the discontinuance from the feast of the Annunciation of services within Boarhunt church, the inhabitants to be members of the parish of Southwick and to attend Southwick church.

Rental of tithes, quit rents and customary rents of West Boarhunt payable at Michaelmas, with a list of names and rents added.  5M50/1253  9 November 1687

Land Tax Assessments for West Boarhunt parish for the years 1703, 1704, 1715, 1716 (2) and two undated; also an order for the collection of the 1715 Land Tax directed to William Merret and Thomas Pound, collectors.  5M50/1254-1261  1703-1716

Contents:
A note on the 1704 return refers to an abatement of £20, part of £40 being the double tax on lands purchased by Norton which had belonging to papists.

FAREHAM  [no ref. or date]

Deeds and copy deeds relating to a messuage and 80 acres called Beamonds or Beamounts, and later Red Barn Farm, in Fareham, purchased by Richard Norton from Brown Langrish.  [no ref. or date]

17th century copy of a marriage settlement of Henry Bromfield and Frances Kempe, one of the daughters of Thomas Kempe of Beaulieu, gent., dec'd.  5M50/1262  (24 May 1635)

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Contents:
being a deed of Arthur Bromfield of Southampton, Esq. and Henry Bromfield (above), his son and heir, to John Kempe of Haywood (Hants.), Esq. to stand seised of his capital messuage called Chawcroft in South Stoneham, lands and tenements called Beamonds in Fareham and other premises in Fareham and North Fareham, messuages and lands at West End in South Stoneham, moiety of Upmills and messuages and lands in Southampton, for jointure of Frances.

Contemporary copy of feoffment from Henry Bromfield of Heywood in Boldre, Esq. to Richard King of Heywood, gent., and Samuel Howell of Boldre, yeoman  5M50/1263  (9 December 1653)

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Contents:
of a capital messuage called Chawcroft, a messuage called Emeries and Male Hills, a tenement called Brittaines, and ground called Anthills, all in South Stoneham, and lands called Beamonds in Fareham. Richard Littlefield and John Smith, attorneys to deliver seisin.

Contemporary copy of deed of Henry Bromfield of Heywood Esq., Frances his wife, Richard King and Samuel Howell to John Hildesley of Hinton, Esq., and John Button the younger of Buckland, Esq.  5M50/1264  (4 January 1654)

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Contents:
to lead the uses of a fine to the latter concerning messuages and lands as in 1263, adding certain other messuages at West End in South Stoneham and a moiety of Upmills and of messuages, etc. in Southampton; the lands as in 1263 for jointure of Frances and the remainder, as also the jointure lands after the death of Frances, to the use of Henry Bromfield, his heirs and assigns.

Copy of fine between same parties concerning lands described as 5 messuages and lands in Chawcroft, South Stoneham and North Fareham, and 3(?) messuages, etc. in Southampton.  5M50/1265  Hilary 1654

Parchment, poor condition

Feoffment from Henry Bromfield of Haywood in Boldre, Esq. to James Stares of Charke in Titchfield, yeoman, of a messuage and 80a. called Beamounts in Fareham in the occupation of Roger Barry and Alexander Swinden. Consideration of £704.  5M50/1266  22 September 1663

Marriage settlement on James Stares junior of Titchfield, yeoman, and Eleanor Antram of Millvill in Titchfield, widow, being the counterpart of a feoffment to them by James Stares senior of Titchfield, yeoman, of a messuage and 80 acres called Beamount's in Fareham.  5M50/1267, 1268  3 February 1677

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Enclosed: 4 March 1677. Receipt of W. Hancock to James Stares junior, for 15s. being fee for licence to agree with James Stares senior for certain lands in Fareham.

Two copies of an unexecuted demise for 500 years from Richard Whithed of Norman Court in West Tytherley Esq., cousin and heir of Richard Norton of Southwick dec'd., to Chideock Kent of Romsey, Esq. and Joseph Moyle of Southampton, Esq.  5M50/1269, 1270  25 July 1733

Contents:
of a messuage and 80 acres called Beaumonts or Redbarne in the possession of John Marsh and Richard Whithed and lately purchased by Richard Norton from Brown Langrish and Elizabeth his wife, and also a messuage and lands at Paulsgrove in Wymering, lately purchased by Norton from John Smith, gent., and now in the possession of Daniel Spearing; as collateral security for debt of £2385 17s. 3d. secured by mortgage deed of same date.

HAMBLEDON  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The lease made by Richard Norton of West Inholms Farm in 1724 is the only evidence of an estate in Hambledon. There is no indication of how it came into his possession.

Particular of the manor of Hambledon made by John Hurst, gent., and others, 13 July 1647, and examined and signed by order of the Contractors dated 8 September 1647.  5M50/1271  (1647)

3 mm

Parchment

Contents:
Includes a valuation of rents and income and expenditure, and a description of the bounds, customs, etc. of the manor.

Valuation of the lease of the manor of Hambledon held from the Bishop of Winchester giving the purchase price of the lease, yearly rent to the Bishop and rents received from sub tenants.  5M50/1272  (17th century)

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Contents:
Endorsed: "Particular of Mr Tolls lands &c at Hambledon".

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Richard Norton of Southwick Esq. to Arthur Pink of Denmead in Hambledon, yeoman, of West Inholms Farm in Hambledon; paying £10 yearly.  5M50/1273  15 October 1724

Bond of Arthur Pink, junior, to Norton in £20.  5M50/1274  Oct 1724

Unexecuted bond of William Padwick of Hambledon, yeoman, to Richard Norton in £260, to perform covenants in an indenture of same date.  5M50/1275  21 September 1731

IXWORTH (Suffolk)  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The manor of Ixworth was purchased by Sir Daniel Norton from Sir John Carrill of Harting in 1629 and was later settled by Colonel Richard Norton on Richard Norton, his second son and eldest by his second marriage, on his marriage in 1673. The estate thereafter followed the descent of this branch of the family.

Particular of the yearly revenues and rents of the manor of Ixworth, giving a total valuation.  5M50/1276  1627

Paper

Court rolls of views of frankpledge with court Baron of Dame Honor Norton for the manor of Ixworth.  5M50/1277, 1278  1637, 1638

2 rolls
2 mm

parchment, damaged

KILMESTON  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
There are no separate documents in the collection relating to the White and Norton family interest in the manor of Kilmeston Plunkenet although mentioned in various general estate deeds. A moiety of the manor had belonged to the Benger family from the 14th century and came to John White on his marriage with Katherine Benger, the widow of Richard Benger, in the 1530s. Although there is no direct evidence it seems likely that Sir Daniel Norton or his son Colonel Richard Norton sold the moiety to the Lacy family who had purchased the other moiety of the manor from the Skilling family in 1605. The single document below refers to the other Kilmeston manor called Kilmeston Gennings or Gymmyng which the Lacy family also owned in the 17th century.

Incomplete copy of the marriage settlement of Thomas Wyndham and Margaret Moor being an assignment by Thomas Wyndham of sums of £2000 and £1000 and a release to trustees of the manor, capital messuage and lands of Kilmeston Gennings, the manor, or moiety, of manor of West Boarhunt and a messuage called the Milkhouse in Fosbury (Wilts.) upon which the sums charged.  5M50/1279  late 17 century

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Contents:
Rehearses deeds of 1685 concerning Fosbury and of 1692 concerning Kilmeston and the moiety of West Boarhunt, belonging to the Lacy family.

LISS  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Sir Daniel Norton purchased two messuages and lands in Liss from Thomas Cranley of Eastmeon in 1628 and appears to have settled the estate on Edward, one of his younger sons. Edward Norton died in 1677 and in his will left a farm in Liss, which he held from his brother Richard Norton by lease made in 1662, to his son John Norton.

A note of the names and acreages of closes belonging to Antesash Farm in Liss.  5M50/1280  c 1700

Paper

PORTCHESTER  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Norton estate in Portchester parish comprised the three manors of Portchester Castle, Wicor and Morralls.
The Crown manor of Portchester was first divided in the 13th century when Henry III granted two thirds of the manor to Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester, to form part of the endowment of Titchfield Abbey, the remaining one third including the Castle remaining in the hands of the Crown. After the dissolution of Titchfield Abbey in 1537, the Abbey's manor, identified by the name of Wicor manor, was granted to Henry Wriothesley for life and on his death in 1550 again reverted to the Crown when for seven years the manors were reunited. In 1557 Wicor manor was sold to John White of Southwick who had for many years been steward of the two manors.
Three years after his purchase of Wicor, John White bought the manor of Morralls which had formerly belonged to Southwick Priory, although the origin of the Priory's title is obscure. White also possessed land in Portchester held of his manor of Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury.
The Crown manor of Portchester, known as Portchester Castle manor, was sold by the Crown in 1632 to Sir William Uvedale together with the wardenship of Bere Forest. After the death of Sir William Uvedale his estates were firstly shared by his daughters and co-heirs, Elizabeth, Countess of Carlisle, and Dame Victoria Corbett and then partitioned by their children in 1697, when Portchester Castle was assigned to Charles, Earl of Carlisle, son of the above Elizabeth. The conveyance of the manor to Norton is not among the documents but there seems no doubt that Richard Norton purchased the whole of the Uvedale estate in Portchester about 1700. The manors of Wicor and Portchester Castle thereafter followed the descent of the ownership of Southwick estate.
The lands of the manors lay together in the fields so that apart from the demesne lands which may be identified as Portchester Castle, Wicor farm and Morralls farm, the separate holdings of the manors cannot be distinguished.

WICOR MANOR  [no ref. or date]

Account rolls  5M50/1281-1307  1404-1484

Contents:
Reeve's accounts of receipts and payments, with grange account on verso. The rolls are headed "Porchestre" and are identified as relating to Wicor from entries referring to Titchfield Abbey. Receipts from 1422 include the rent of Wicor demesne, while from about 1429 payments of money and from 1455 deliveries of produce, which in earlier rolls were made to the lord and the hospice of the lord, are described as being made to the Abbot and the hospice of the Abbey. Most of the rolls have regnal year dates endorsed, probably by John White, and a note on the 1418 roll suggests that these endorsements were written in 1565. It is probable that White obtained possession of the rolls with his purchase of Wicor manor in 1557 and at the same time acquired such early court rolls and other documents relating to Porchester Castle manor found in the collection.

Account roll  5M50/1281  1404-5 (5-6 Henry IV)

Poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1282  1411-12 (13 Henry IV)

Poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1283  1414-15 (3 Henry V)

Poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1284  1417-18 (5-6 Henry V)

Poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1285  1418-19 (6-7 Henry V)

Poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1286  1421-2 (9 Henry V - 1 Henry VI)

Account roll  5M50/1287  1425-6 (4-5 Henry VI)

Account roll  5M50/1288  1428-9 (7-8 Henry VI)

Account roll  5M50/1289  1430-1 (9-10 Henry VI)

Poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1290  1435-6 (14-15 Henry VI)

Account roll  5M50/1291  1437-8 (16-17 Henry VI)

Account roll  5M50/1292  1438-9 (17-18 Henry VI)

Account roll  5M50/1293  1445-6 (24-25 Henry VI)

Account roll  5M50/1294  1446-7 (25-26 Henry VI)

Poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1295  1455-6 (34-35 Henry VI)

Poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1296  1456-7 (35-36 Henry VI)

Account roll  5M50/1297  1459-60 (38-39 Henry VI)

Account roll  5M50/1298  1460-1 (39 Henry VI - 1 Edward IV)

Account roll  5M50/1299  1461-2 (1-2 Edward IV)

Account roll  5M50/1300  1462-3 (2-3 Edward IV)

Poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1301  1463-4

Incomplete, poor condition

Account roll  5M50/1302  1464-5 (4-5 Edward IV)

Account roll  5M50/1303  1468-9 (8-9 Edward IV)

Account roll  5M50/1304  1470-1 (10-11 Edward IV)

Account roll  5M50/1305  1472-3 (12-13 Edward IV)

Account roll  5M50/1306  1473-4 (13-14 Edward IV)

Account roll  5M50/1307  1483-4 (1-2 Richard III)

Rent collector's account

Court rolls and books  5M50/1308-1310  1446-1655

Contents:
Views of frankpledge with court baron of Wicor manor in Portchester held at Hock and Martinmas yearly. The entries comprise essoins, presentments of the aletasters, alderman and jury, surrenders and admissions, and pains ordered. In the court roll of 1446-7 there are separate presentments of aletasters of West Street and South Street.

Court roll  5M50/1308  24 November 1446, 22 June 1447

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Court book  5M50/1309  1521-1553

Contents:
Entries for Portchester Castle and Wicor manors alternately ff. 1-20, 1521, 1524-1537.
ff. 48-105, 1540-1548
ff. 106-117, 1549-1553
Paper book in parchment cover, ff. 1-133; ff. 118-132 are blank, f. 133v. has a list of the lands of John Blount in Portchester fields. The entries between 1541 and 1553 appear to have been written by John White, steward of the manors. The parchment cover is in two parts: the outer cover is a copy of a document of Richard Fox, bishop of Winchester, addressed to the prior of Southwick concerning a clerical subsidy, 1527: the inner cover consists of two leaves from a late 13th century copy of the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX, with Roman gloss and English annotations.

Court book  5M50/1310  1557-1655

Contents:
Paper book, in parchment cover, ff-191. Some gaps in 17th century. Includes notes by John White on the original division of Portchester manor in the 13th century and of his grant of the manor in 1557 (f.1), a copy of the customary of Wicor of 1405 (ff. 4-6), and marginal notes by White to 1560. There is a title by White on the front cover and there are indications of an early title, erased, on the back cover.

Rentals  5M50/1311-1328  1449, 1540-1567

Contents:
Yearly or summary rentals, many written by or with notes by John White. Folded sheets unless otherwise stated.

Notes by White referring to 1330 and 1405 rentals.  5M50/1311  31 March 1449

Paper, damaged

Rental  5M50/1312  12 April 1540

Paper roll, damaged

Estreats of courts, with details of capons and hens due, notes of total rents received, allowances to reeve, etc.  5M50/1313  6 April 1541

Rental  5M50/1314  20 May 1541

Summary of rents, allowances and payments to be received and paid by the reeve and bailiff.  5M50/1315  Mich 1542

Similar to 5M50/1315, with summary for 1547 endorsed.  5M50/1316  Mich 1543

Rental  5M50/1317  28 September 1546

8 ff

Paper book in parchment cover

Receipt of bailiff or receiver to the reeve for one years rents from the free and customary tenants and farmer of the demesne lands.  5M50/1318  27 October 1555

Paper

Rental of whole manor  5M50/1319, 1320  20 September 1557

8 ff, and one loose sheet

Contents:
names of persons holding messuages, tofts and curtilages of the whole, half and quarter lands of manor, 1557; names of persons paying rents of wheat, hens, capons, eggs, pepper, and cummin 1547; names of persons paying rents of wheat from lands in high and low tenure, undated (1557).
Papers sewn together

Survey and rental of Wicor, based on the 1405 Survey.  5M50/1321  (1557)

13 ff

Paper book without cover

Contents:
Written by White.

Book containing various surveys and rentals and copies of early surveys renewed, written by John White.  5M50/1322  1557-1563

Paper book in parchment cover ff. 1-154

Contents:
Includes a copy of the customary of the tenants of Titchfield Abbey and rental of 6 May 1405, also a copy of the will of Robert Hensley 18 August 1550.
Cover is a fragment from a medieval service book and is now separated from the rest of book

Book containing a survey, rental and customary of Portchester giving lands held of the Crown and of manor of Wicor  5M50/1323  c 1559-1560

Paper book in original parchment cover, ff. 1-68

Contents:
also copy of a terrier of Sir Henry Wallop's lands in Cosham, Wymering and Paulsgrove, 1497, and a terrier of same lands made 26 February 1548 in the time of Sir John Wallop by John White as farmer of the same lands; note of lands within Southwick manor paying tithe to West Boarhunt; note of payment of wages to servants, 1559; view of number of deer in the park, 1557; note of rent and outgoings of the manor of Stratfieldsaye let to Isabel Dabridgecourt.

Survey by John White of names of tenants who had died since his purchase of the manor, messuages and lands held at their deaths, and reliefs and heriots paid, 22 October 1560; also names of tenants of whole, half and quarter lands, 1405; and receipts of rents of wheat and eggs, Mich 1560.  5M50/1324  22 October 1560

30ff. Paper book without cover

Rental of manor of Wicor "as yt was payd to John Chaderton for iiij yeres due at the fest of St. Michel 1560". Tenants are numbered 1-49.  5M50/1325  Mich 1560

"Dysorders to be reformed emongs the Tenaunts of the manor of Wykour in Porchester", being memoranda of John White concerning non payment of customary and other rents, Wicor lands taken at Portchester Castle manor and vice versa, customs concerning whole, half and quarter lands.  5M50/1326  (1560)

Note of rents of wheat and eggs due from lands to which the tenants admitted in 1557.  5M50/1327  1562

Paper

Contents:
slip taken from a letter signed by John White.

Book containing a copy of the survey of Portchester made in 1405 with the names of tenants in 1567 written in the margin. There is a memorandum by John White on f. 1 that Peter des Roches purchased two thirds of the manor from Humfry de Myllers.  5M50/1328  1567

Paper book, in parchment cover, ff. 1-31 entered

Contents:
Cover is a fragment of a medieval service book.

Miscellaneous notes by John White concerning customs and copyholds of Wicor manor  5M50/1329-1338  (mid 16th century)

Copy of a presentment at Wicor Court concerning a protest by Sir Henry Radcliff, Constable of Portchester Castle, against White's holding a Lawday at Portchester.  5M50/1329  [10 January 1567]

Extracts from the Wicor customary in the Portchester Survey of 1405.  5M50/1330  nd [mid 16th century]

Extracts from the same customary, an account roll dated Edward IV, and a court roll dated Henry VIII concerning the measurement of corn rent at Portchester.  5M50/1331  nd [mid 16th century]

Notes on customs of Wicor manor, with references to inquisitions, temp. Edward I and Edward II.  5M50/1332  nd [mid 16th century]

Extracts from Portchester court rolls temp. Edward I-Edward III, concerning customs of manor, obligations of tenants, with marginal notes, possibly by John White.  5M50/1333  nd [mid 16th century]

Terrier written by John White of the lands held by John Martyn of the manor of Wicor at the time of his death; also presentment at court held 23 November 1543, notes of other lands taken by John Martyn at earlier courts, and lands held by the heirs of John Smyth and by Arthur Blount.  5M50/1334  [1543]

Draft or copy by John White of admission of John Bower to copyhold lands.  5M50/1335  (mid 16th century)

Draft or copy of admissions of John Tylly and wife, John Barnard, Richard Orpington and Leonard Whytyng to copyhold lands.  5M50/1336  (1566)

Draft or copy of admission of Richard Orpington to copyhold lands, to hold for life upon condition that he does not speak or act against the lord of the manor or his rights.  5M50/1337  (1566)

Copy of admission of Richard Orpington to a copyhold messuage and 4 acres forfeited to the lord of the manor to hold on the same condition. Endorsed is a list of jury for the Queen.  5M50/1338  (1556)

Papers relating to the purchase of Wicor Manor  5M50/1339-1345  1511-1559

16th century copy of two Letters Patent  5M50/1339  (1511, 1537)

23 ff

Paper Poor condition

Contents:
1. 5 February 1511 inspecting Letters Patent of 20 June 1488 inspecting Letters Patent of 22 May 1447 confirming liberties of and granting privileges to Titchfield Abbey following the marriage there of Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou.
This copy of Patent of 1511 endorsed: "to master Wyght of Sowwyke in Hamshere".
2. - December 1537 granting to Thomas Wriothesley the following estates of Titchfield Abbey: the Abbey site, the manors of Titchfield, Abshot, Posbroke, Newcourt Parva, Fontley, Mirabell, Newland, Wallesworth, Portsea, Copnor, Wicor. Cadland and Corhampton (Hants.) and Inkpen (Berks.); the rectories and advowsons of Titchfield, Lomer and Corhampton; paying £25 6s. 8d. yearly.

Copy of receipts of John Stockman, deputy of Chidiock Powlet, Receiver, to John Chaderton Esq., bailiff of Wicor manor for payments for the years ending Mich 1554 and 1557 upon audit of accounts.  5M50/1340, 1341  14 November 1554, 5 November 1557

Contemporary copy of Letters Patent to John White granting the manor of Wicor in Portchester formerly belonging to Titchfield Abbey, together with the site of the manor, leased to John Bachelor for 37 years by deed dated 7 January 1538, and all lands, courts, privileges, etc; to hold for ever by service of one fortieth part of a knights fee. Consideration of £357 4s. 8d.  5M50/1342  (11 June 1557)

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Paper Poor condition

Exemplification, at the request of John White, of record of the pell of receipt in Mich. Term dated 19 February 1558 in Receipt of Exchequer for receipt of £76 for purchase of woods and underwoods within the manor of Wicor. Witness: Sir Edward Saunders.  5M50/1343  24 April 1559

Contents:
Seal missing: 'per me Thomam Reve deputat Dni Stafforde'. Endorsed: "Aquitans ffor the payment of lxxvjli for a wood cald Abbots Hill lyinge in the fforest of Sowth Bere ........"

Exemplification at the request of John White of a record in Exchequer, being Treasurer's Remembrancer, Roll -, Trinity Term, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary  5M50/1344  2 May 1559

Contents:
1. 3 July 1557. Commission to Roger Taverner, deputy surveyor of Crown woods, etc., to survey woods contained in a grant by Crown to White of the manor of Wicor, for purchase of which White has given a bond dated 4 June in £200.
2. 29 January 1558. Certificate of Taverner of above woods, comprising Abbotts Hill (84a.) in forest of South Bere, giving value of wood; upon which certificate the purchase price of £76 agreed and bond cancelled.
"Osborne". Seal missing.

Exemplification at the request of John Markes, bailiff of John White, of the record and judgement in a suit in Court of Common Pleas, Hilary 1559:  5M50/1345  30 October 1559

Contents:
Richard Bell versus John Markes concerning the title of White to Abbotts Hill wood (84a.) and Soborton; by which judgement the title of White deriving from the grant of Wicor manor, 11 June 1557, is confirmed.
"Whetley". Seal of Court of Common Pleas - fine impression.

Lease of Wicor Farm  [no ref. or date]

Counterpart lease for 11 years from Richard Norton to John Bolton of Portchester, yeoman, of Wicor farm, timber reserved, paying £30 yearly.  5M50/1346  2 September 1693

Unexecuted lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to Edward Tasker of Portchester, yeoman, of Wicor Farm and Outer Castle Green.  5M50/1347  16 October 1699

MORRALLS MANOR  [no ref. or date]

Release and quitclaim from John Agmondesham Esq. of East Horsley (Surrey) to John White Esq. of Southwick  5M50/1348  17 May 1560

Contents:
of the manor of Morralls or Moralls, the newly erected capital messuage of Moralls in Portchester, with lands called Wettecrofts, Berestrowd, Sawyerslonds, Halegrounde, Purewells, Busshecrofts and Oselden in the occupation of Richard Bennett, lately belonging to Southwick Priory, lying in Portchester, Portsdown, Southwick, Wymering, West Boarhunt and Wanstead; also 12 quarters of salt and courts leet and view of frankpledge. Crown grant to White and Agmondesham of Morralls and East Horsley rehearsed.

PORTCHESTER CASTLE MANOR  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls  5M50/1349-1363  1421-1510

Contents:
Views of frankpledge with court baron of the Crown manor of Portchester held at Hock and Martinmas yearly. The views of frankpledge or tourns include presentments of the tithingmen of East Cosham, Bere, Wanstead, Boarhunt Herbelyn and Hilsea, presentments of the aletasters of North and South Streets, and of the alderman and the jury, with occasional pleas of debt and trespass. The court baron includes presentment of the homage, essoins, surrenders and admissions, reliefs, and pains.

Court roll  5M50/1349  17 July 1421 (9 Henry V)

Court roll  5M50/1350  25 October 1421 (9 Henry V), 2 June 1422 (10 Henry V)

Court roll  5M50/1351  9 May 1458 (36 Henry VI)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1352  5 October 1467 (7 Edward IV)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1353  6 May 1473 (13 Edward IV)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1354  17 June 1474 (14 Edward IV)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1355  17 June 1474 (14 Edward IV)

Parchment, copy

Court roll  5M50/1356  14 November 1474 (14 Edward IV)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1357  14 November 1474 (14 Edward IV)

Parchment, copy

Court roll  5M50/1358  18 December 1480 (20 Edward IV)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1359  17 June 1481 (21 Edward IV)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1360  7 January 1482 (21 Edward IV)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1361  2 July 1482 (22 Edward IV)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1362  24 October 1482 (22 Edward IV)

Paper

Court roll  5M50/1363  24 May 1510 (2 Henry VIII)

Parchment

Rentals  5M50/1364-1367  14-16 centuries

Rental of the King's tenants holding in high tenure, with various summaries of lands and rents.  5M50/1364  1404-5 (6 Henry IV)

Parchment, c.7 with cover and binding strap


Related information: See 1M54/4 for survey

Contents:
Written in similar hand to Survey of Portchester of same date.

15 century copy of a rental of the King's tenants holding in base tenure, with various summaries and later amendments. Contains a note that these lands are not included in the Survey of Portchester.  5M50/1365  (1404-5)

Paper c 7'

Contents:
16 century description endorsed.

Rental giving lists of tenants paying money rents and tenants paying corn and egg rents.  5M50/1366  16 century

Paper

16 century copy by John White of a valuation of Portchester Castle and an extent of Portchester.  5M50/1367  (9 December 1304)

Paper

Copyholds acquired by William Henslowe  5M50/1368-1382  1453-1538

Admission of Richard Hugun to one acre of land at Saysgate which he claims as heir of John Hugun, his father. Endorsed '14'.  5M50/1368  nd [15 century]

Admission of Richard Higon to one rood at Greneford Bouge in Southfield and to one acre at Southsalegrove in same field between the land of John Ramvile on the north and the land of William Saundre on the south, upon the surrender of William Heroyes. Endorsed '3'.  5M50/1369  4 October 1453

Admission of James Iryssche and Marjory to three helves of land at Canonbernefurlond upon surrender to his use by John Whytyng of Portchester.  5M50/1370  30 April 1459

Contents:
Endorsed '15'.

Admission of James Irish to three helves of land at Canonbern on the west side of the way, upon the surrender to his use by John Whytyng.  5M50/1371  15 May 1460

Admission of Agnes Hygon to three helves of land held in high tenure, upon surrender by Thomas Hygon to her use through Robert Benifere, his attorney.  5M50/1372  18 September 1494

Contents:
Endorsed '13'.

Admission of William Henslowe and Isabel his wife to two helves of land, one lying between land of Agnes Hygon on the north and of Thomas Fynche on the south and the other between land of William Makket on the north and of William Martyn on the south, the latter or both being in Kanebernfurlong upon the surrender by John Groundy to their use, made to Richard Vyle in the presence of Stephen Raundevyle and other tenants. Endorsed '2'.  5M50/1373  17 December 1496

Admission of William Henslegh to one helve of land lying at Butts in the 'ferlingat' called Caneberne on the north of land of William Makket, upon the surrender by Thomas Fynche to his use, made to Stephen Raunvyle in the presence of suit of court. Endorsed '4'.  5M50/1374  19 January 1498

Admission of William Henslowe to one messuage and one whole land formerly Jeffreys in le Suthstrete, upon alienation to him by Thomas Fynche.  5M50/1375  8 October 1513

Admission of William Henslowe to one messuage and one whole land, and one other messuage and a quarter land, formerly Godboyes, upon surrender to his use by John Blounte. Endorsed '9'.  5M50/1376  4 December 1514

Admission of William Henslowe to one acre and a half of land, formerly James Bensted. Endorsed '11'.  5M50/1377  5 November 1520

Admission of William Henslowe to two acres and a half of land at Westhale. Endorsed '10'. Another copy without place.  5M50/1378, 1379  23 April 1521

Admission of William Henslowe to one acre of land at Burland between lands of Richard Whitting on the south and of John Whitting on the north, upon the surrender to his use by John Martyn als. Peryn, made to John Wulmer. Two copies, endorsed '12' and '8' respectively.  5M50/1380, 1381  15 March 1526

Admission of William Henslowe to one messuage with garden adjoining on the west side of the highway and held in high tenure, upon surrender to his use by Edward Martyn, made to John Martyn. Endorsed '7'  5M50/1382  22 December 1538

Copyholds acquired by Thomas Westmyll  5M50/1383-1388  1494-1510

Admission of Thomas Westmyll to three helves of land held in high tenure lying on the south side of Hale Hegge  5M50/1383  18 September 1494

Contents:
between lands of Titchfield Abbey on the west and of Thomas Wrought junior on the east, and also to one helve of land at the end of the vill on the north side of the fence between lands of John Grundy on the west and of Richard Plummer on the east, upon surrender by Thomas Kocke to his use made through Thomas Morall his attorney.

Admission of Thomas Westyll  5M50/1384  17 May 1497, 6 December 1497

1 sheet

parchment, damaged

Contents:
Admission of Thomas Westmyll to one acre called "a lordysakyr" at Towesellwey lying on south of Kentyschyslond and on north of land of Ralph Schott, upon the surrender by Thomas Fynche.
Admission of same to one helve of land lying between West - on north and land of John Bownd on the south, upon the surrender by John Rybr -.
Admission of same to one helve of land at Townelang' between lands of Richard Plummar on the west and of Thomas Morall on the east, upon the surrender by Thomas Mason.
Admission of same to one acre lying on Caneberne between the lands of Richard Andrew on the north and of John Taylor on the south, upon the surrender by John - dysch.
Admission of same to one saltern, upon the surrender by John Thorman. Dated 6 December.

Admission of Charles Rypon to one tenement at Southerford upon the surrender by John Moralls to his use made to Richard Plummer; also; Admission of Thomas Westmyll to the same tenement upon the surrender at same court made to his use by Charles Rypon.  5M50/1385  25 January 1502

Admission of Thomas Westmyll to a tenement (?) and a half acre of land at Tommescastell between lands of Stephen Raundevyle on................ on the west, and also to another half acre called Chyldeshilve at Germer between...... on the south and land of Robert Wrought on the north, upon the surrender by Joan Wrought to his use made to ........  5M50/1386  25 January 1502

Damaged

Admission of Elizabeth Westmyll, relict of Thomas Westmyll, to eight acres of land in Portchester fields formerly Nicholas Bound, upon surrender by William Bound to the use of Thomas and Elizabeth Westmyll made to Stephen Raundevyle, and Thomas Westmyll being decd., to hold to Elizabeth for her life and thereafter to the right heirs of Thomas.  5M50/1387  14 November 1502

Presentment of the homage of the death of Thomas Westmyll since previous court and that he held two messuages and various parcels of land in common fields of Portchester for which he paid a total of 12s. 6d. yearly and a quarter of pepper, and that he left the premises to his son Nicholas and his heirs, with admission of Nicholas holding in high tenure.  5M50/1388  24 May 1510

Kingsden Warren  5M50/1389  [n.d.]

Admission of John White of Southwick, gent., to the warren of conies of Kynggesden, with agistment and herbage of same to hold to White and his heirs in high tenure. Signed by Edmund Foster, steward.  5M50/1389  22 December 1538

Miscellaneous papers relating to tenants of Portchester Castle manor  5M50/1390-1397  c1540 - 1724

Extracts from court rolls of manors of Portchester Castle, Wicor and Boarhunt Herbert, Herbelyn and Bury between 1538 and 1541 relating to premises in Portchester in tenure of Richard Bennett and Agnes his wife. Includes West Horsey Island.  5M50/1390  c 1540-1550

Paper

Contents:
Addressed to John White.

Copy by John White of same extracts of court rolls relating to lands of Richard Bennett, omitting the West Horsey Island entry and adding two extracts from court rolls of Southwick dated 1502 and 1506, the former of the admission of Richard Bennet and Elizabeth his wife to a tenement called Morralls, and 43 acres of arable, 4a. of pasture called East marsh, and a salthouse, and the latter of the admission of Edward Marten and Isabel his wife to two closes in West Street.  5M50/1391  c 1540-1550

Paper

Case for opinion concerning the descent of a customary tenement formerly in the tenure of Robert Cheesman.  5M50/1392  17 century

Paper

Mortgage surrender by Thomas Boulton of Portchester, husbandman, of a messuage and land on the west side of South Street, to the use of Richard Jeffrey of Portchester, to secure £55. Signed by Robert Kerby, steward, with receipt dated 1704 by Richard Jeffrey for the repayment of the money, also signed by the then steward.  5M50/1393  1697, 1704

Paper (damaged)

Memorandum by Richard Norton for enquiry concerning the site of a cottage built by Christopher Walker at Waite lane end, presented at the Castle manor court 50 years earlier.  5M50/1394  c 1700

Paper, half sheet

Quit rentals of the lands of Robert Page lying within the manors of Wicor and Castle respectively, listing separate lands in South, Middle and North fields and individual rents.  5M50/1395  18 century

Paper, folded sheet

List of the freeholders of Portchester, containing some 39 names with the letters A or P against each.  5M50/1396  1720

Paper, single sheet

Contents:
Porchester Castle manor.

Acknowledgement by John Cleverly of Portchester, yeoman, made in Portchester Castle manor court of unlicensed removal of gravel from the sea shore upon the manorial waste, belonging to R. Norton, and of payment for the same.  5M50/1397  16 October 1724

Paper, half sheet

Lands in Portchester belonging to the manor of Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury  [no ref. or date]

Rental giving names, holdings and rents of customary tenants of the manor of Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury and of the manor of Southwick within Portchester.  5M50/1398  c 1560

Paper, folded sheet

Lease for three lives from Richard Norton to Peter Whiteinge of Portchester, husbandman, of a tenement, salthouse and sandhouse in Portchester.  5M50/1399  7 February 1670

Poor condition

Counterpart lease for three lives from Richard Norton to Elizabeth Whiteinge, widow, of a piece of land (bounds described) in Portchester.  5M50/1400  7 February 1670

Poor condition

Counterpart lease for two lives from Richard Norton to Richard Whiteing of Portchester, husbandman, of same piece of land.  5M50/1401  21 June 1682

Poor condition

Counterpart lease for three lives from Richard Norton to Peter Whiteing of Portchester, husbandman, of a messuage and close on east side of the street in Portchester.  5M50/1402  23 April 1692

Poor condition

Unexecuted lease for 3 lives from Anthony Chute of the Vyne and Thomas Puckridge of Romsey, gent., on behalf of Francis Whithed of Southwick, Esq., to Daniel Collins of Portchester, husbandman, of a messuage and garden on east side of the street to the Castle formerly in tenure of Peter Whiteing and then of John Knight by deed of 12 October 1725.  5M50/1403  1746

Deeds and leases relating to Portchester lands  [no ref. or date]

16th century copy of conveyance in fee simple from Henry Knyght to Baldwin Farley and Lettice his wife, their heirs and assigns, of a tenement in Southwick and crofts called Sharpecroft, Brodecroft, Pyperecroft, Rookys mede, one acre at Bickford, Howcrofts, three helves at Lukedell, two acres of Roselynche, one acre at Saggehurst, one acre of Copland - probably all in Southwick; and ten acres on the south side of Portsdown Hill in the East Field of Portchester. Bounds of crofts given.  5M50/1404  (6 May 1437)

Paper (tattered)

Conveyance in fee simple from John Fareley senior of Hambledon, yeoman, to Thomas Bower of same, yeoman, of ten acres of arable in the East Field of Portchester. Consideration of a certain sum.  5M50/1405  18 July 1583

Poor condition

Conveyance in fee simple from Thomas Bower of Hambledon, yeoman, to John Whyte of Southwick, Esq. of ten acres lying separately in East Field in Portchester. Consideration of £20.  5M50/1406  20 March 1596

Deed of exchange between John White of Southwick Esq. and Thomas Henslowe of West Boarhunt Esq.  5M50/1407  28 September 1598

Poor condition

Contents:
Whereby:-
White receives: Blakmans Barn with parrock (1a.) and 6½a. in East Field of Portchester, being held of the manor of Morralls for rent of 11b. pepper yearly; also, 4½a. in Paulsgrove Fields in Wymering, being held of White as lord of the manor of Belney for a pair of gloves yearly.
Henslowe receives: Staple land (16a.) in parish of West Boarhunt being held of the manor of Boarhunt Herberd; also 3a. in W. Boarhunt Fields and common for one cow on Strowd Heath.
Signed by White. Lands further described

Record of pleadings in: William Peye, gent., attorney of Queens Bench v. John White Esq., attached on writ of privilege for trespass in messuages and lands called Gylmyns and Paynter in Portchester, Southwick, Boarhunt and Widley.  5M50/1408  Easter 1599

12 ff

Paper

Record of pleadings in Exchequer Court; John Hobson v. John White Esq., late sheriff of Hampshire, upon bill of trespass in Portchester.  5M50/1409-1412  Easter 1600

Contents:
Three papers. With draft bond of Thomas Hodgson and John Hodgson and John White to observe award of arbitrators.
No. 1409 endorsed: "Hodgson Touching Moralls".

Bond of Thomas Inwood of Portchester, yeoman, and Robert Inwood of same, to Thomas Lutman of Portsmouth, tallow chandler, in £90; to perform covenants in an indenture of same date.  5M50/1413  3 September 1686

Assignment from Samuel Loader of Portchester, shipwright, Thomas Route of same, shipwright, and Mary, his wife, (Loader and Mary Route being children and executors of Thomas Loader of Portchester, shipwright) to Francis Route of Portchester, shipwright  5M50/1414  1 April 1697

Contents:
of a messuage and 50 acres in Portchester formerly granted by deed of 28 July 1665 by Lewis March of Northwood (I. of W.) with consent of Bartholomew Price, lord of the manor and castle of Portchester and Dame Victoria Uvedall his wife, to Thomas Loader of Chatham for three lives, and by his will made 16 August 1686 devised, together with 40s. rents arising from premises to Mary Route.
Note on outside that this deed does not relate to the estate sold by Smith to Norton.

Counterpart of assignment from Richard Norton to Edward Jerman of Southwick, yeoman, of a lease for 11 years made on 25 July 1705 from Folliott, Viscount Powerscourt, to Daniel Speering of Portchester, yeoman, of the parsonage, rectory, tithes of Portchester for rent of £120 yearly, and assigned by Speering to Norton on 15 March 1710.  5M50/1415  4 August 1710

Portchester parish  [no ref. or date]

Survey of tenants of Portchester giving details of occupation, whether 'personable' (in war), value of goods, holding or wages; with totals for value of goods and lands, of parsonage and vicarage, number of 'hole hernes' and of 'personable men' within parish.  5M50/1416  Early 16th century

Parchment

Contents:
Includes tenants of Castle and Wicor manors and some of Godshouse in Portsmouth.

Counterpart of articles of agreement between Sir Daniel Norton, lord of Wicor manor, and Sir Thomas Cornewallis, Edmund Ploydon, gent., John Hauxworth, Thomas Martin, Steven Bachiler, Robert Vile, Peter Whiting, John Anvill, Richard Whiting, Thomas Hensloe, Richard Godden, Richard Godwyne, Thomas Rought, John West and Thomas Rybris, customary tenants of Portchester manor, and Christopher Hyldyard of London, gent.  5M50/1417  March-July 1617

Parchment. Poor condition

Contents:
upon the leasing from the first parties to Hyldyard of the rides or saltwater ditches where a sluice is to be made in the common marsh of Portchester with access through the marsh to the saltworks of Hyldyard; together with three acres of marsh. The lease referred to is for 21 years at a yearly rent of 13s. 4d. payable to the churchwardens, collectors of overseers of the poor of Portchester for the relief of the poor. Provisions about a sea wall erected by Hyldyard, for payment by Hyldyard in case the parish should build a sea wall in another part of the marsh, for the revision of rent if such a wall built.

Two estimates of the cost of repairing Portchester pound, one identified by Norton as from Goodrich.  5M50/1418, 1419  Early 18th century

Paper, two half sheets

Land Tax Assessment for Portchester.  5M50/1420  1707

Paper, folded sheet

Receipted bill of Richard Whiteing to Thomas Puckridge for work done at the sea walls of the Castle Green and of Morralls Farm.  5M50/1421  1745

PORTSEA AND PORTSMOUTH  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth with the manor of Stubbington in Portsea were among the earliest gifts to Southwick Priory. After the Dissolution they were acquired from the Crown by Winchester College together with another Priory manor, Moundsmere, in exchange for College property in Middlesex and Berkshire. Although John White had for some years in the middle of the 16th century enjoyed a lease originally made by the Priory (see W.C.M. 1525), the interest of the owners of the Southwick Estate in Portsea and Portsmouth derived primarily from a dispute in the early 17th century with Winchester College concerning the ownership of the great tithes of Hilsea. Hilsea, although on Portsea Island, lay within Wymering parish, and the tithes were claimed on the one hand by White and Norton to belong to the rectories of Wymering and Wanstead which had been purchased from the Crown in 1544, and on the other hand by Winchester College as belonging to the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth. After many years of litigation a compromise was agreed in 1612 whereby the College agreed to grant to the owners of Southwick ten-yearly leases of the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth and twenty-yearly leases of Stubbington Farm, each being renewable every five years upon payment of a fixed sum, while in return the College secured the presentation to the living of Wymering and Wanstead for one of its nominees.
The existing papers in the Hilsea tithes dispute are included in this section since the tithes were determined to belong to the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth but documents relating to lands in Hilsea will be found under Wymering.

Rectories at Portsea and Portsmouth and manor of Stubbington  [no ref. or date]

16th century copy of a lease for 40 years from William Noxton, prior, and convent of Southwick, to Thomas Carpenter of Portsea, husbandman  5M50/1422  (12 January 1526)

Paper, folded sheet

Contents:
of the parsonages of Portsea and Portsmouth, predial and personal tithes within Portsea Island, Portsmouth and Portsbridge, vicarial tithes of Portsea and Portsmouth formerly held by William Pounde Esq., also the site of the manor of Stubbington in parish of Portsea. To hold to Carpenter and his assigns, so long as not above the degree of yeoman, for 40 years, paying 35 qrs. of wheat, 60 qrs. of barley and £4 13s. 4d. for the parsonages and £14 for Stubbington. Among clauses is a licence to Carpenter to sublet the tithes of Hilsea within Portsbridge. Notes and endorsements by John White.

Paper endorsed "Hysley case" being a rough draft of a statement concerning the title to a rent for tithes from lands in Hilsea in Wymering, noting the above lease to Carpenter and the purchase by White of Wymering parsonage.  5M50/1423  Mid 16th century

Paper, single sheet
Language:  French

16th century copy of undated Letters Patent granting to Winchester College the manor of Moundsmere, manor of Stubbington and rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth, with lands and rights within Portsea, Portsmouth and Portsbridge, and the advowsons of Portsea and Portsmouth vicarage, all formerly belonging to Southwick Priory, in consideration of a grant to the Crown of the manors of Harmondsworth (Middlx.) and Shaw and Colthorp (Berks.); rectories and advowsons of Harmondsworth, Heston, Hampton on Thames, Isleworth and Twickenham (Middlx.) and rectory of Shaw.  5M50/1424  (1543)

9 ff

Paper file, incomplete

Hilsea Tithes  [no ref. or date]

Papers in Exchequer suit: John Harmar D.D., warden of Winchester College, and scholars, versus John White, Esq.  5M50/1425-1427  1605-1607

Contents:
concerning title to corn and grain tithes of Hilsea within Portsea Island claimed by the College to pertain to the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth and Stubbington manor, and by White to pertain to the rectories of Wymering and Wanstead.

Bill of Harmar.  5M50/1425  Mich 1605

17 ff

Interrogatories and depositions of witnesses on behalf of College, taken at Alresford, 1 August 1606.  5M50/1426  Mich 1606

47 ff

Order of Court for sequestration of tithes to be granted to William Bould, gent., and Thomas Bigges of Fareham, gent.  5M50/1427  Trinity 1607

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Papers in Exchequer suit, upon a Bill of Revivor: John Harmar, D.D., warden of Winchester College and scholars of same versus Sir Daniel Norton Honor, his wife and Dame Frances White, widow of John White, Esq.  5M50/1428-1458  1608-1612

Contents:
concerning the tithes of corn and grain of Hilsea, including Bill of Complaint and Answers of Defendants (1608), proposals of Sir Daniel Norton for an agreement (1611), interrogatories and depositions before Sir Hampden Poulet and Sir Richard Tichborne (1611), correspondence between Sir Daniel Norton and the College for a settlement (1612), and a copy of the court decree (1612)
The original process of the suit was interrupted by Norton's pleading that his title to the rectories of Wymering and Wanstead was not by inheritance but by purchase from Sir Richard Worsley, and this appears to have invalidated the original complaint. By the agreement the College granted to Norton leases dating from 1617 of the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth for 10 years, renewable after 5 years at a fine of £300, and of Stubbington Farm for 20 years renewable similarly upon payment of a fine of £400, and in exchange Norton agrees to present a Fellow of the College to the vicarage of Wymering and rectory of Widley.

Leases from Winchester College to the owners to Southwick Estate of the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth for 10 years and of Stubbington Farm including certain acres in common fields for 20 years  5M50/1459-1461  1738-1748

Mark Frecker, Nicholas Paxton and John Pawton.  5M50/1459  4 March 1738

Anthony Chute, Thomas Puckridge.  5M50/1460  4 March 1743

Francis Whithed.  5M50/1461  4 March 1748

Licences from Winchester College to the owners of Southwick Estate, to sublet the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth and Stubbington Farm  5M50/1462-1481  1633-1748

Contents:
Licences are sealed with College seal with counterseal on reverse, but seals are mostly either broken or are poor impressions.

Sir Daniel Norton and Lady Norton.  5M50/1462  11 March 1633

Dame Honor Norton.  5M50/1463  2 April 1638

Dame Honor Norton.  5M50/1464  3 April 1642

Dame Honor Norton.  5M50/1465  3 March 1648

Richard Norton  5M50/1466  3 March 1658

Richard Norton  5M50/1467  5 March 1668

Richard Norton  5M50/1468  5 March 1673

Richard Norton  5M50/1469  5 March 1678

Richard Norton  5M50/1470  5 March 1683

Richard Norton  5M50/1471  5 March 1688

Richard Norton  5M50/1472  5 March 1693

Richard Norton  5M50/1473  5 March 1698

Richard Norton  5M50/1474  5 March 1703

Richard Norton  5M50/1475  5 March 1708

Richard Norton  5M50/1476  5 March 1713

Richard Norton  5M50/1477  5 March 1718

Richard Norton  5M50/1478  5 March 1723

Richard Norton  5M50/1479  5 March 1728

Anthony Chute and Thomas Puckridge  5M50/1480  5 March 1743

Francis Whithed.  5M50/1481  5 March 1748

Sub leases of the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth, with tithes of Portsea, Great Horsey, Portsmouth and lands within Portsbridge, and also Stubbington Farm, excepting specified messuages in Portsmouth and lands in common fields made by Richard Norton, as lessee of Winchester College, to tenant farmers  5M50/1482-1484  1694, 1703

Thomas Bowes of Wymering, yeoman. For 9 years at £50 yearly. Counterpart.  5M50/1482  28 September 1694

Ambrose Inglefield of Southwick, yeoman. For 21 years at £150 yearly. Lease and, counterpart.  5M50/1483, 1484  25 September 1703

Deeds and papers concerning the sub leasing of the rectories of the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth and Stubbington Farm  5M50/1485-1542  1629-1753

Release from Jonathan Woods of Portsmouth, shipwright, to Thomas Bowes of Hilsea in Wymering, yeoman, of the westernmost part of a messuage on the South side of St. Thomas' Street in Portsmouth (premises described).  5M50/1485  14 December 1693

Mortgage demise for 1000 years from Thomas Bowes to Richard Norton of two messuages in St. Mary's Street and two messuages on the south side of St. Thomas' Street in Portsmouth, as security for payment of rents in lease of rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth and Stubbington Farm of same date  5M50/1486  28 September 1694

Poor condition


Related information: See also 5M50/1482

Copy of will of Anne Inglefield  5M50/1487  21 September 1719

Paper - damaged

Letter from Thomas Cranley, Registrar, from Winchester, to James Moody, attorney, Havant, covering the enclosure of 1487 and noting the arrears due to the College from Norton for Stubbington.  5M50/1488  27 September 1719

Deed of Mark Frecker, Nicholas Paxton and John Lawton, administrators of Richard Norton by virtue of an Act of Parliament  5M50/1489, 1490  3 January 1735

Contents:
to propound the will and codicils of Richard Norton, indemnifying George Ridge of Portsea, as lessee of Norton under deed of 19 June 1719 of certain tithes belonging to leasehold lands held by Norton from Winchester College, concerning the payment by Ridge of rents to the executors of Richard Whithed. With paper copy.

Letter from Samuel Chandler, Portsmouth, to Mr. Ridge at Stubbington as to above deed; receipt from same to same for £10; and an unaddressed letter from John Ridge to Chandler covering enclosure of receipt and bond.  5M50/1491-1493  17, 18 January 1735

Sub leases of lands and tenements in Portsea and Portsmouth made by the owners of Southwick Estate as lessees of Winchester College of the rectories of Portsea and Portsmouth and of Stubbington Farm  5M50/1494-1497  1629-1685

Counterpart lease for 15 years from Sir Daniel Norton to Richard Codwell of Hilsea in Wymering, yeoman, of Great Hills and Little Hills closes (18a.) in Portsea, excepting tithes of corn and grain, timber, etc.  5M50/1494  1 July 1629

Counterpart lease for 15 years from Sir Daniel Norton to Thomas Balcheefe of Portsea, husbandman, of 4 closes (24a.) on the South side of Mill Lane in Portsea, excepting tithes of corn and grain, timber, and also a drift way through the closes (further described).  5M50/1495  1 July 1629

Counterpart lease for 15 years from Sir Daniel Norton to Tobias Michell of Kingston in Portsea, yeoman, of 2 closes (14a.) called Little Hills closes in Portsea, with 1 acre and 1 stitch of arable in Pitcroft common field, excepting tithes of corn and grain and timber.  5M50/1496  10 April 1630

Counterpart lease for 14 years from Richard Norton to Thomas Dameram of Portsmouth, ropemaker, of 1 acre of land in Dockfield lying on the east side of a highway to the Dock.  5M50/1497  29 September 1685

Leases and counterpart leases for 21 years from Richard Norton and his successors in title to various tenants of a messuage, originally 2 tenements, on the north side of High Street and on the east side and at the corner of Oyster Street, and also (from 1737) 1 acre in Kingston Common Field called Guzzlewhew Corner in Kingston  5M50/1498-1512  1653-1753

Margaret James of Portsmouth, spinster.  5M50/1498, 1499  20 August 1653

Philip James of Portsmouth, mercer.  5M50/1500  1 October 1662

John Chapman of Portsmouth, glover.  5M50/1501  21 June 1680

Sarah Chapman, widow. 14 years.  5M50/1502  21 October 1696

Sarah Chapman, widow. 15 years.  5M50/1503  24 May 1706

Sarah Chapman, widow. With bond.  5M50/1504, 1505  29 November 1716

Frecker, Paxton and Lawton to Abraham Frecker of Gosport, gent.  5M50/1506  23 January 1737

Chute and Puckridge to Abraham Frecker of staymaker.  5M50/1507, 1508  14 March 1742

Francis Whithed to same.  5M50/1509, 1510  25 March 1748

Alexander Thistlethwayte to John Stephens of Kingston in Portsea, gent.  5M50/1511, 1512  25 March 1753

Counterpart lease from Richard Norton to William Clements of Portsea, ropemaker, of 1 acre in Portsmouth.  5M50/1513  10 April 1716

Leases and counterpart leases for 20 years from the owners of Southwick to Henry Friend of Portsmouth Common near Dockgate in Kingston, grocer and distiller, of three pieces of ground on Portsmouth Common lying at Pudsholl, Whites Row and near the Ship and Anchor Inn respectively (plots further described).  5M50/1514-1519  1746, 1748, 1753

Leases and counterpart leases for 20 years from the owners of Southwick to the owners of lands on Portsmouth Common of pieces of waste ground marked A-F on a plan referred to and forming one stitch of ground in front of buildings called Dunghill Row and for many years being roadside waste of a highway from Head or Horn Sow on the Common to H.M. Dockyard, the lands owned by tenants being on the west of the ground.  5M50/1520-1542  1746, 1748, 1753

Plot A  5M50/1520-1525  [n.d.]

Contents:
Henry Lyss of Portsmouth Common near Dockgate in Kingston, distiller.

Plots B,E,F  5M50/1526-1531  [n.d.]

Contents:
Henry Friend (as in 5M50/1514-1519)

Plot C  5M50/1532-1536  [n.d.]

Contents:
John Heron of Portsmouth, mercer.

Plot D  5M50/1537-1542  [n.d.]

Contents:
Owen Bird of Portsmouth Common near Dockgate in Kingston, gent.

Kingston Common or Town Heath in Portsea  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Purchased by Richard Norton from Stephen Terry in 1670.

Record and judgement in suit in Common Pleas at Westminster and Winchester: John Compton versus Richard Sparkes, John Thomas, John Horwood and John Rockwell, owners of lands in tithing of Kingston, concerning the rights of latter to pasture beasts on the Common which is claimed by plaintiff to be his private property.  5M50/1543  Hilary 1650

Paper

Receipt by John Terry to Mr. Wolveridge for payment by the appointment of Col. Norton of £13 13s. in full satisfaction of all debts.  5M50/1544  12 August 1662

Paper

Contents:
Refers to Town Heath?

Note from Isabella Norton to Anthony Stephens, Bury Street, for payment of money to Dorothy Blackwall; with receipt by Blackwall to Stephens for £100 by appointment of Col. Richard Norton. Purchase of Town Heath?  5M50/1545  24 December 1670

Bonds of tenants of Kingston manor to Richard Norton in £20; to pay due proportion of any assessment made of the tenants of Kingston manor towards law costs borne by Norton in defending the rights of tenants of the manor to common land enclosed by Stephen Terry of Woodhouse, gent.  5M50/1546-1551  23 September 1671

Paper

Thomas Balch of Portsea, yeoman.  5M50/1546  [n.d.]

John Beeston of Portsea, gent.  5M50/1547  [n.d.]

John Geale of Portsea, gent.  5M50/1548  [n.d.]

Anne Mason of Portsea, widow.  5M50/1549  [n.d.]

Anthony Palmer of Portsea, yeoman.  5M50/1550  [n.d.]

William Yeemett of Portsea, yeoman.  5M50/1551  [n.d.]

Award of Francis Dickins, John Mathew and Giles Eyre, referees in a dispute between Richard Norton and other freeholders and tenants of Kingston tithing in Portsea Island and Stephen Terry of Shiphouse, gent., and Dorothy his wife, relict of John Henry deceased,  5M50/1552  16 October 1672

Paper

Contents:
concerning the claim of the former to have common and feeding for their cattle levant and couchant on their respective tenements in Kingston and upon Kingston Heath or Town Heath, being the freehold and inheritance of Dorothy Terry, in which award the rights of Norton and freeholders and tenants are confirmed.

Portsea Common Fields  [no ref. or date]

Two terriers of lands of Colonel Norton in Beeston, East Dock and Pitcroft common fields in Portsea, giving names of furlongs and plots adjoining.  5M50/1553, 1554  late 17th century

2 books, each 8ff

Paper

Papers concerning the purchase by the Government of Portsea Great Tithes  [no ref. or date]

Order of Deputy Remembrancer, Kings Remembrancer Office, for the payment of £109 13s. to the Bank of England for purchase of Old South Sea Annuities for the use of Alexander Thistlethwayte until proper purchase of land made with the same. Refers to Acts of Parliament of 31, 32 and 33 George II concerning Dockyard improvements and purchase of Portsea Great Tithes.  5M50/1555  2 July 1761

Acknowledgement of Alexander Thistlethwayte to the Ordnance Office that he is accountable for £27 10s., laid out and invested according to Court directions, being purchase money for the Great Tithes from lands in Portsea on which Eastney Fort and Lumps Battery built.  5M50/1556  4 June 1765

Copy of letter from Robert Thistlethwayte to William Strong, Clements Inn, London, and reply from Strong, concerning limitations on sale of lands by tenants for life under settlement of Southwick Estate in respect of the sale.  5M50/1557, 1558  8 April 23 April 1765

PORTSMOUTH  [no ref. or date]

Fortifications  [no ref. or date]

Duplicate of account of John White of Southwick, paymaster for the construction of fortifications at Portsmouth completed between 13 May 1560 and 21 November 1563, and for work on the breaches and sea wall of the Round Tower, on Godshouse or the Armory between 15 February and 24 December 1564, declared in the Exchequer, 5 March 1566.  5M50/1559  5 March 1566

Parchment

Contents:
Rehearses: Commission including rates of work and number of workmen, payments out of Exchequer, etc; detailed charge, being receipts from Exchequer, and detailed discharge; with note of materials used on dorse. Also includes building at Yarmouth (Isle of Wight)

Bundle of papers of Colonel Richard Norton concerning payment by him, on behalf of the Crown, of compensation money to owners of lands taken for the enlargement of Portsmouth fortifications (1665) and for new Dockyard fortifications (1667).  5M50/1560-1607  1667-1679, 1687

Report of Sir Charles Harbord as to compensation.  5M50/1562  12 November 1668

Copy of Privy Seal letter for payment of £1390 to Norton, rehearsing Order in Council (22 November 1607) for appointment of a person to treat with owners; report of Harbord as to compensation; letter of attorney (24 April 1669) for receipt of money.  5M50/1564  7 June 1669

Certificate of mayor of Portsmouth that the lands for Portsmouth Garrison fortifications were taken in 1665 and the lands for the Dockyard fortifications in 1667.  5M50/1565  11 December 1669

Various surveys and valuations of lands and accounts.  5M50/1573-1576  c 1670

General receipts of proprietors to Richard Norton for payments of dividends of interest and principal.  5M50/1584, 1585  29 March 1671, 1677

Draft letter from Richard Norton to the Government for payment of money, in which he refers the King, the Duke, George Legg, etc.  5M50/1592  July 1677

Plan shewing plots with names of owners and acreage, and outline of line of fortifications. Correspondence, letters of attorney for payment of money, calculations, etc.  5M50/1607  Undated. Various dates

Portsmouth Act of Parliament  [no ref. or date]

Draft of "An Act of Parliament for ye paveing repaireing and keeping cleane ye Streetes of Portesmouth and for the repaireing the Church and erecting an Almeshouse, Workehouse and House of Correction in one House for the use and benefit of the said Towne".  5M50/1608  [?1673?]

14 ff

Paper

Contents:
section Endorsed: "Act of Parliament intended about Portsmouth". May be identified with the Bill promoted by Col. Richard Norton in 1673 which was set aside after being read twice, see House of Commons Journals IX, pp. 303, 308, 309.

Parliamentary Elections  [no ref. or date]

Brief for the Corporation of Portsmouth in a suit before the committee of Elections between Sir John Kempthorne, elected by the Corporation, and Mr. Peachy, petitioning as elected by the populace.  5M50/1609  (1679)

Paper

Parliamentary Election Poll, at which Col. George Legge and Col. Richard Norton elected to represent Portsmouth in the Parliament to meet at Oxford on 21 March 1681.  5M50/1610  28 February 1681

Paper

Contents:
Contains names and votes cast. Possibly incomplete.

Portsmouth Church  [no ref. or date]

Receipt of John White, mayor, Thomas Brouncker, Lewis Barton, John Blakley and John Blose to Richard Norton, for £600, being money collected on a Brief for building Portsmouth Church  5M50/1611  18 March 1690

Paper

Portsmouth and Sheet Bridge Turnpike Road  [no ref. or date]

"An Act for Repairing the Highways from Sheet Bridge in the Parish of Petersfield to the Town of Portsmouth in the County of Southampton".  5M50/1612  1711

4 ff

Contents:
Printed (black letter)

Copy made 7 July, of an order of Commissioners, appointed by the above Act of Parliament, to John Gardiner, collector of tolls, to set up a post and chain toll bar at Cosham and to collect tolls prescribed in the Act.  5M50/1613  2 July 1718

Naval Rates of Pay  [no ref. or date]

"A Copy of the present Establishment of Wages allow'd the Commission & Warrant Officers & Seamen &c; belonging to each of their Majties Ships in Sea pay from the first to ye Six Rate:"  5M50/1614  Late 17th century

Paper

PORTSDOWN DIVISION  [no ref. or date]

Muster Book  [no ref. or date]

Muster book for Portsdown and Titchfield Hundreds, giving names of persons charged with arms and persons serving, made by Sir Daniel Norton, Colonel.  5M50/1615  2 June 1634

4 ff

Paper

Subsidy rolls  [no ref. or date]

Subsidy roll for the Portsdown Division for two subsidies granted to the Crown for the Army for the Northern Parts, comprising 31 individual returns for the under mentioned places.  5M50/1616-1645  October 1641

Paper

Contents:
The returns give the names of persons, the assessment of their goods or lands and the sums levied. The sums represent 8s. in the pound on lands and 5s. 4d. in the pounds on goods. Papists are listed separately and are charged double on lands or goods and a poll tax of 1s. 4d. per person not otherwise assessed.

Alverstoke and Gosport.  5M50/1616  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Alverstoke and Gosport Liberty)

Ashton  5M50/1617  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bishops Waltham Hundred)

Bittern  5M50/1618  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bishops Waltham Hundred)

Bursledon  5M50/1619  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bishops Waltham Hundred)

Curdridge  5M50/1620  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bishops Waltham Hundred)

Droxford, Swanmore  5M50/1621  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bishops Waltham Hundred)

Durley  5M50/1622  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bishops Waltham Hundred)

Shedfield  5M50/1623  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bishops Waltham Hundred)

Upham  5M50/1624  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bishops Waltham Hundred)

Waltham and Hoe  5M50/1625  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bishops Waltham Hundred)

Hayling Northwood  5M50/1626  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bosmere Hundred)

Hayling Southwood  5M50/1627  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bosmere Hundred)

Warblington  5M50/1628  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bosmere Hundred)

Fareham  5M50/1629  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Bosmere Hundred)

Hambledon, Denmead, Chidden, Glidden Ervells  5M50/1630  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Hambledon Hundred)

Havant  5M50/1631  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Havant Liberty)

Burwell  5M50/1632  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Meonstoke Hundred)

Corhampton and Preshaw  5M50/1633  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Meonstoke Hundred)

Meonstoke  5M50/1634  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Meonstoke Hundred)

Soberton and Hoe  5M50/1635  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Meonstoke Hundred)

Warnford  5M50/1636  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Meonstoke Hundred)

Westbury and Peak  5M50/1637  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Meonstoke Hundred)

Bedhampton  5M50/1638  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Portsdown Hundred)

West Boarhunt  5M50/1639  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Portsdown Hundred)

Farlington  5M50/1640  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Portsdown Hundred)

Portchester  5M50/1641  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Portsdown Hundred)

Portsea  5M50/1642  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Portsdown Hundred)

Southwick, Wanstead  5M50/1643  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Portsdown Hundred)

Wymering, Widley  5M50/1644  Oct 1641

Contents:
(Portsdown Hundred)

Portsmouth; Titchfield Town, Rowner, Chark and Lee, Crofton and Stubbington, Fontley and Prowlingworth, Swanwick, Sarisbury and Southbrook, Abshot, Brook and Warsash, Posbrook, Hook and Chilling, Wickham. (Titchfield Hundred)  5M50/1645  Oct 1641

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(Portsmouth Liberty)

Tax Assessments  [no ref. or date]

Schedule of the sums charged on the parishes and tithings of the Hundreds within Portsdown Division for three months of the seventeen months assessment granted by Act of Parliament (29 Charles II, c.1) for "ye Speedy building 30 ships of Warr".  5M50/1646  (1677)

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Schedule of the sums charged on the Hundreds and Liberties within Portsdown Division towards raising £5061 2s. 8d. charged on the Division under Act of Parliament dated 3 February 1691 for granting an Aid to the Crown, with note also of payments by certain Hundreds towards £20 for the relief of Southampton.  5M50/1647  1691

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Similar schedule of sums charged on Portsdown Division for the "3s." rate, producing £5274 11s. 1½d., and the "present rate" producing £6890 8s. 10d.  5M50/1648  1691

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List of parishes and tithings within Portsdown Division with names of one or two persons for each place noted as sworn, or in three cases as papists and one case as making a declaration. Possibly constables or collectors of a tax.  5M50/1649  c 1700

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SOUTHWICK  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Little is known of the antecedents and early career of John White who by various purchases over several years acquired Southwick Priory and the greater part of its home possessions. He was born at Havant and was closely linked by marriage with the Pound family of Farlington. At the time of his purchase of the site of the Priory in 1539 he was an esquire of the body in the household of Henry VIII and the seven years which he states in his will that he lived at Heston and Hounslow were no doubt occupied in service to the court and principal officers of State. Like other men of ambition who were anxious to obtain estates and influence in Hampshire he sought the favour of Thomas Wriothesley, later Lord Chancellor, and it was from Wriothesley that White purchased the most valuable part of the Southwick estate in 1546.
It was John White who on behalf of the King took the surrender of Southwick Priory from William Noxton on 7th April 1538 and he immediately obtained a personal interest in its lands. He first secured possession of the site of the Priory and its demesne lands by a 21 years lease dated the 17th May 1538 and by Letters Patent dated 15th March in the following year he purchased the Priory and demesne outright for the sum of £251 13s. 4d. After this he successively added to his new estate by purchases of other Priory lands and also lands previously in private hands in Southwick and the neighbouring parishes. Thus he bought on 28th May 1542 a life interest in the forfeited estates of Hugh Holland, attainted for high treason, and by Letters Patent of 28th May 1544 he secured their reversion, together with the rectories and advowsons of Wymering and Wanstead and lands in Southwick, Boarhunt, Wymering, Wanstead and Widley which had formerly belonged to the Priory.
From Thomas Wriothesley he had purchased in 1544 the united manors of Boarhunt Herbert, Herbelyn and Bury, the lands of which lay partly in Southwick parish. Then on 12th June 1546 he gained the most valuable part of the former possession of the Priory, comprising the manor of Southwick itself, the rectory and advowson of the church, together with the manor of Newland, the advowson of Widley rectory, and all the manorial rights and privileges formerly enjoyed by the Priory, and for this he paid Wriothesley the considerable sum of £914 1s. 0d. White's last purchase was in 1560 when he bought from the Crown Wicor manor in Portchester at one time part of the possessions of Titchfield Abbey.
One manor in Southwick came to the White family by inheritance and this was the manor of Belney. Belney had in early times belonged to the Sturmy family but by the 15th century it was in the possession of the Holts. From Holt it descended to John Pound, whose grandson Anthony Pound died leaving two daughters, Honor, the wife of Henry Ratcliffe, 4 Earl of Sussex, and Mary, the wife of Edward White, John White's son and heir. The lands of Anthony Pound were partitioned in 1560 and Mary received Belney with the manors of Wishanger and Lymborne and property in Winchester as her share of the estates. The court rolls and account rolls dating from 1350 provide a remarkable example of the survival of manorial records of a private manor. The earliest account rolls are significant for the references they contain to William of Wykeham acting possibly as steward of the manor. Among other purchases by the owners of the Southwick estate of lands in Southwick itself were some 50 acres at Bickford bought in 1599, and a messuage and 30 acres called Cullens, bought by Richard Norton in 1724, the title deeds of which survive from 1410. Other purchases of property appear among the documents received from the Southwick Estate (see 4M53).
After his acquisition of the Priory John White became involved in local affairs and politics. He had considerable influence in Portsmouth affairs, partly through his office as steward of the court leet there, as burgess elected in 1553 and through his family connections, particularly Henry Byckley and Ralph Henslowe. Before his purchase of the manor of Southwick he was crown bailiff and clerk of the market of Southwick, and also acted as crown escheator in Hampshire. It is likely that he was trained in the law and appears to have acted as his own steward for Southwick and his other manors. His entries in the court book and his notes that survive shew him to have been diligent in enquiring into the rights and privileges belonging to his manors and jealous of their preservation and defence, a characteristic shared by his descendents, particularly Sir Daniel Norton.

SOUTHWICK MANORS  [no ref. or date]

Documents relating to the purchase of manors and lands in Southwick and neighbourhood  5M50/1650-1660  1538-1554

Bond of John White of Heston (Middlx.), gent., and William Pownde of Beaumonds (Hants), gent, to Richard Laitton, William Petter and John Freeman, Commissioners of the King, in £60; to pay a certain sum on Annunciation next.  5M50/1650  7 April 1538 (29 Henry VIII)

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Signed. Two seals, Endorsed: "John Whyte for Southwike" with receipt for £60 paid on 4 February 1539 (31 Henry VIII) signed by Thomas Pope. Cancelling slits.

Receipt of Thomas Pope, Esq., Treasurer of the Court of Augmentations, to John White, gent., for £100 in part payment for the purchase of the demesne lands of Southwick Priory.  5M50/1651  11 March 1539 (30 Henry VIII)

Parchment. Poor condition

Contents:
Signed. Seal missing.

Similar receipt from same to same for £151 13s. 4d. in full payment of £251 13s. 4d. for the purchase of Southwick Priory.  5M50/1652  15 May 1539 (31 Henry VIII)

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Signed. Fragment of seal.

Receipt of Sir John Williams, Treasurer of the Court of Augmentations, to John White Esq., for £635 9s. 2d. for the purchase of various lands in Southwick, West Boarhunt, Wanstead, Widley and Wymering, and the parsonage of Wymering and Wanstead, all formerly belonging to Southwick Priory.  5M50/1653  1 July 1544 (36 Henry VIII)

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Signed. Seal missing.

Receipt of Sir Brian Tuke, Treasurer of the King's Chamber, to John White, Esq., for £44 for the purchase of lands in Southwick, Boarhunt, Havant, Brockhampton, Portsmouth, Portchester and Wickham being part of the lands of Hugh Holland, forfeited to the King on his attainder for high treason.  5M50/1654  5 July 1544 (35 Henry VIII)

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Signed, also by Thomas Knot. No evidence of seal tongue.

Receipt of Thomas, Lord Wricthesley, Earl of Southampton, to John White of Southwick, Esq., for £20 in full payment of £344 1s., for payment of which White had acknowledged a recognizance in £400 before Antony Belacris, master in Chancery  5M50/1655  1 May 1550 (4 Edward VI)

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also discharge and acquittance for the whole sum of £971 1s. 8d. for the purchase of the manors of Southwick and Newlands, of which the above £344 1s. formed the final payment.
No signature. Seal missing. Note by John White endorsed.

Contemporary copy of Letters Patent of Henry VIII to John White of Southwick, Esq. granting  5M50/1656  (15 March 1539)

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Contents:
house and site of Southwick Priory; church belfry and churchyard; buildings, lands, waters, etc. in or near Priory; well called Offwell and water course from there to the Priory;
lands called Northfields, Fordains, Shepehouseclose, Little Russehams, Wyndmyll feld, Sandstedes, Parkemede, Bakehouse close, Sherewode, Danvers, Capongrove and Little Parke and 2 coppices called the Parke and Deyhouse coppices, with appurtenances in Southwick, being lands formerly reserved to the Priors own use;
lands called Hyppley lands, Hyppley medes, Hypple grove, Beekes and Halecroft in Southwick, formerly belonging to Priory;
three closes and one grove called Mychelles landes and Mychelles grove, lately in tenure of John Goldsmith;
pastures called Fletes landes, Fletes mede and Beters, coppice in Beters, grove called Plasshett, 2 crofts called Astelles and 2 meadows called Astell mede and Gybbes mede in Southwick formerly belonging to Priory;
two closes newly enclosed by the late Prior on the east side of the common way from Southwick to Portchester and common of pasture for 200 beasts on Portesdowne or Porchedowne, lately belonging to the Priory;
close called 'le Farther Sandystedys', lately in tenure of Nicholas Fauconer, Shadwelles close in tenure of John Markes, both in Southwick and formerly belonging to the Priory;
woods, underwoods, tithes from above lands, with all rights, franchises as enjoyed by William Noxton, late prior, or predecessors, and quit of all tithes arising from site of Priory and lands.
To hold to White, his heirs and assigns for ever in chief by service of 1/20th part of a knight's fee and paying 28s. yearly.

Contemporary copy of a valuation by William Berners, Richard Rythe and Richard Suthwell, of certain lands formerly belonging to Southwick Priory, including the Tylehouse, St. Leonards Chapel, the rectories of Wymering and Wanstead, and unspecified lands formerly belonging to Hugh Holland, with a statement of their value at 20 years purchase.  5M50/1657  (1544)

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These are the lands purchased by White from the Crown, 2 July 1544.

Valuation by William Berners, auditor, of the manors of Southwick and Newlands, of 46 acres let to Richard Bennett by deed of 10 March 1537 with the capital messuage called Moralles and the rectory of Portchester, and of the rectory of Southwick;  5M50/1658  15 April 1546

Parchment, 2mm

Contents:
with statement of annual payments in fees and stipends, annuities, etc., and a note of the value of decays to copyhold and leasehold tenements "which were before this tyme maynteyned by resorte of pilgrymes unto the seyd Towne of Southwike to visite the Image of our Lady there".
Signed. Note of delivery to the Lord Chancellor.
Lands purchased by White from Wriothesley together with advowson of Widley, etc., 12 June 1546.

Similar valuation of the manor of Moralles in Portchester, excepting rent of 36 acres in Oselden closes in Southwick and 10 acres in fields of East Boarhunt, Gastons and Hetchins in Southwick formerly in tenure of Richard Bennett and sold by the Crown to Thomas Lord Wriothesley.  5M50/1659  nd [mid 16th century]

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Parchment, 1m. and piece of another. Complete? Moralls manor was purchased by White from the Crown in 1560.

Rental by John White of rents due from his tenants in Southwick, Portchester etc., including the farm of the manors of Newlands and Kilmeston; with account of cert money payable by Southwick tenants and corn rents from farms and lands in Cosham, Paulsgrove, Hilsea, Drayton, Portchester, Stubbington.  5M50/1660  1554

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SOUTHWICK MANOR AND BOARHUNT HERBERD, HERBELYN AND BURY MANOR  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls and court books  5M50/1661-1665  1544-1610

Administrative history:
John White purchased the two manors from Thomas Lord Wriothesley, Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury on 21 May 1544, and Southwick on 12 June 1546.

Contents:
Views of frankpledge with court baron held at Hock and Martinmas yearly on successive days. Apart from some early courts headed view of frankpledge with court baron, the courts for Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury are of court baron only and are noted as "courts only".

Court roll: Boarhunt Herberd, Herbelyn and Bury.  5M50/1661  5 May 1546

Court book  5M50/1662  1544-1550

Paper book made up of two sections comprising ff. 1-49, with two loose papers numbered ff. 50 and 51, sewn into parchment cover. Cover is a folded leaf from a 13th century manuscript of Codex of Justinian


Related information: For another fragment of Codex see 5M50/2747

Southwick; Boarhunt H, H. and B  5M50/1662/f 1  8 Oct 1544

Boarhunt H, H and B  5M50/1662/ff 2-5  1545-1546

Boarhunt H, Courts only  5M50/1662/ff 6-14  1547-1550

Blank  5M50/1662/ff 15-26  [n.d.]

Southwick  5M50/1662/ff 27-45  1546-1550

Blank  5M50/1662/ff 46-49  [n.d.]

Extract from court roll of surrender by heirs of Barnard to Richard Bennett of lands in Southwick and Wicor  5M50/1662/f 50r  [n.d.]

Draft letter giving particulars of Honor and Mary Pownd, daughters of Richard Pownd.  5M50/1662/f 50v  [n.d.]

Memorandum of lands of Robert Hensley.  5M50/1662/f 51  [n.d.]

Court book  5M50/1663  1551-1567

Contents:
Paper book, ff. 1-120, in stiff vellum cover, having two contemporary titles, a notarial mark dated 1540, and a description by Richard Norton on front. The writing of the book is probably that of John White while many marginal notes and memoranda are certainly in his handwriting. The marginal notes by White finish at f. 102 (April 1564) and there are no courts for Martinmas 1564 and Hock 1565. White died in May 1565.

Title, oath of fealty to King and Queen, copy of charter of Herbert, son of William de Burhunt to Herbert de Barra of 6 acres (described), memorandum as to history of Priory, its surrender, occupation and grant to John White.  5M50/1663/f 1  c 1551

Memorandum as to purchase of manor and rectory of Southwick, manor of Newland; schedule of totals of tithes payable from White's manors and lands.  5M50/1663/f 2  c 1551

"A Statute of Tylemakyng made in Anno xvijo rr. Edwardi quarti capitulo quarto".  5M50/1663/f 2v  c 1551

Blank  5M50/1663/ff 3-24  [n.d.]

Southwick, Boarhunt H, H and B (courts only) alternately.  5M50/1663/ff 25-117  1551-1567

Memorandum by White of the effect of the Statute concerning tilemaking.  5M50/1663/f 118v  undated

Survey of lands of the lord of manor of Belney, of tenants and others in Paulsgrove field, giving acres, hedges to maintain, number of sheep permitted.  5M50/1663/f 119  1558

Memorandum by John White of names of tenants of Southwick and Boarhunt H, H. and B. holding lands in Portchester being lands granted to Bennett for 61 years, the heriots, etc. belonging to "me John White".  5M50/1663/f 119v  undated

List of tithings bound to watch Portsdown Beacon, with names of manors whose lords are responsible for ensuring the watch on Beacons.  5M50/1663/f 120  1562

Memorandum of a deed of lands belonging to the house at "Berre Brydge", being charter of Herbert, son of William de Burhunt, as on f. 1; also note of lands late of John Markes, now Stephen Garret.  5M50/1663/f 120v  undated

Court book: Southwick, Boarhunt Herbelyn and Bury (courts only) alternately.  5M50/1664  1568-1578

Contents:
Paper book, ff. 1-46, in parchment cover, being a folded sheet from an early 15th century English missal. Entries made by Giles White, steward, to 1574. Signature of Edward White on front cover.

Court roll: Southwick, Boarhunt Herbert, Herbelyn and Bury (Court baron only for both)  5M50/1665  10 May 1610

Miscellaneous manorial documents  5M50/1666-1669  16-18 centuries

Presentments "for the lawdaye" of Southwick, including two presentments of persons playing cards contrary to the law, another of trespass.  5M50/1666  nd [16th century]

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Contents:
A continuation headed "for the Courte" cut off at foot.

Survey of copyholds in Southwick manor giving details of lives in being, lands, rents, etc.  5M50/1667  1610, 1611

2 folded sheets

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Gamekeepers deputation from Richard Norton, lord of manors of Southwick and Boarhunt, and the royalty of free fishing in the rivers belonging, to Richard Arthur of Southwick, 12 August 1713; certified by Arthur Good, deputy clerk of the peace, as entered, 6 October 1713.  5M50/1668  1713

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Wrapper used for court rolls of Southwick, temp Richard II, endorsed by Richard Norton.  5M50/1669  Early 18th century

BELNEY MANOR  [no ref. or date]

Court rolls of court baron only  5M50/1670-1709  1350-1493


Related information: For court roll of Jan 1456, see 5M50/1734 verso

Court roll  5M50/1670  15 March 1350 (24 Edward III), 13 May 1350 (24 Edward III)

Contents:
First court of Henry Sturmy, lord of manor. Includes attornment of tenants, 15 Mar 1350

Court roll  5M50/1671  23 Sept 1350 (24 Edward III)

Court roll  5M50/1672  15 Nov 1351 (25 Edward III), 31 Nov 1352 (26 Edward III)

Court roll  5M50/1673  7 May 1365 (39 Edward III), 26 Nov 1365 (39 Edward III), 5 Oct 1366 (40 Edward III)

Court roll  5M50/1674  5 Oct 1367 (41 Edward III), 3 May 1368 (42 Edward III)

Contents:
Court of Henry Sturmy, lord, 5 Oct 1367

Court roll  5M50/1675  25 April 1369 (43 Edward III), 27 April 1373 (47 Edward III)

Court roll  5M50/1676  24 Nov 1372 (46 Edward III), 10 Nov 1373 (47 Edward III)

Court roll  5M50/1677  27 April 1374 (48 Edward III), 31 July 1374 (48 Edward III)

Court roll  5M50/1678  19 July 1376 (50 Edward III), 28 Oct 1378 (2 Richard II)

Court roll  5M50/1679  14 Oct 1379 (3 Richard III), 17 Nov 1379 (3 Richard III), 8 March 1380 (3 Richard III)

Court roll  5M50/1680  19 April 1402 (3 Henry IV), 28 April 1411 (12 Henry IV)

Court roll  5M50/1681  13 Nov 1403 (5 Henry IV), 4 Dec 1405 (7 Henry IV)

Court roll  5M50/1682  15 Nov 1407 (9 Henry IV), 27 April 1409 (10 Henry IV), 29 April 1410 (11 Henry IV)

Court roll  5M50/1683  10 May 1416 (4 Henry V), 4 Dec 1416 (4 Henry V)

Court roll  5M50/1684  16 Nov 1417 (5 Henry V)

Court roll  5M50/1685  10 July 1422 (10 Henry V), 8 Jan 1423 (1 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1686  5 Dec 1425 (4 Henry VI), 13 March 1426 (4 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1687  nd [15th century]

Contents:
Slip of parchment containing court business concerning copyhold lands including presentments of homage.

Court roll  5M50/1688  (1418)

Contents:
Abstract of account of Thomas Bennett and Nicholas -, farmers of Belney, Anno 6 (Henry V?); also court business.

Court roll  5M50/1689  April 1427 (5 Henry VI)

Contents:
Court of Richard Holte, John Wallop and John Norton of Southwick, including attornment of tenants and two charters of Baldwin de Belney enrolled.

Court roll  5M50/1690  5 Dec 1427 (6 Henry VI), 26 March 1428 (6 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1691  8 Jan 1429 (7 Henry VI), 4 April 1430 (7 Henry VI)

Contents:
Court of Richard Holt and others, 4 Apr 1430

Court roll  5M50/1692  21 Oct 1437 (16 Henry VI)

Contents:
Court of Richard Holt

Court roll  5M50/1693  23 April 1439 (17 Henry VI), April 1440 (18 Henry VI)

Contents:
Court of Richard Holt

Court roll  5M50/1694  13 Oct 1440 (19 Henry VI)

Contents:
Court of Richard Holt

Court roll  5M50/1695  19 Oct 1442 (21 Henry VI)

Contents:
Court of Richard Holt

Court roll  5M50/1696  19 Oct 1444 (23 Henry VI), 3 Dec 1446 (25 Henry VI)

Contents:
First court of Richard Holt, son and heir of Richard Holt, with attornment of tenants, 3 Dec 1446

Court roll  5M50/1697  15 June 1447 (25 Henry VI), 25 Oct 1447 (26 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1698  30 May 1448 (26 Henry VI), 24 Oct 1448 (27 Henry VI)

Contents:
Court roll

Court roll  5M50/1699  19 April 1449 (27 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1700  14 Dec 1450 (29 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1701  15 Jan 1452 (30 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1702  29 Oct 1453 (32 Henry VI), 9 May 1454 (32 Henry VI), 21 Jan 1457 (35 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1703  9 Oct 1454 (33 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1704  23 Sept 1457 (36 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1705  17 Oct 1459 (38 Henry VI)

Court roll  5M50/1706  2 April 1461 (1 Edward IV), 15 Oct 1461 (1 Edward IV), 29 April 1462 (2 Edward IV)

Court roll  5M50/1707  14 Oct 1460 (39 Henry VI)

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Court roll  5M50/1708  20 Oct 1487 (3 Henry VII)

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Court roll  5M50/1709  25 Oct 1490 (6 Henry VII), 1 May 1492 (7 Henry VII), 1492-3 (8 Henry VII)

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Court book  5M50/1710  1561-1572

Contents:
f. 2. 10 Oct 1561
f. 3v. 21 Mar 1562
f. 4v. 20 Oct 1562
f. 5. 27 Oct 1568
f. 6. 30 Nov 1570
f. 6v. 30 Mar 1571
f. 7. 17 Oct 1571
f. 8. 20 Nov 1572
Paper book, in parchment cover, ff.1-26, ff. 9-26 blank. Title on f. 1.: "The Court Rolles of Bellaney sins the particion made betweene Sir Henrye Radecliff and my Ladye Honor his wife and us".
Parchment cover is a leaf from a 14th century Gradual (English).
Giles White, steward, signs court of 27 Oct 1568 (f. 5v.)

Rentals  5M50/1711-1714  15 century

Rental of the manor of Belney, including Palysgrove (Paulsgrove); with later additions and amendments.  5M50/1711  15th century

Parchment

Rental, with numerous amendments.  5M50/1712  1458-9 (37 Henry VI)

Parchment, poor condition

Rental of Constantine Darell for Belney, including Paulsgrove.  5M50/1713  1492-3 (8 Henry VII)

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Rental  5M50/1714  1495-6 (11 Henry VII)

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Account rolls  5M50/1715-1735  1350-1461

Contents:
Bailiff's, reeve's or farmer's yearly accounts of receipts and payments for the manor of Belney, with grange account on verso. The accounts run from Michaelmas to Michaelmas unless otherwise stated.

Account roll, Peter atte Yerde, bailiff.  5M50/1715  Easter-Mich 1350 (24 Edward III)

Badly damaged

Contents:
Some references to William of Wykeham, possibly steward.

Three special accounts of Peter atte Yerde, bailiff  5M50/1716-1718  1350-1 (24-25 Edward III)

Contents:
1716. Receipts of money from the lord, from William of Wykeham and others, for proceeds of sales from Belney grange, etc.
1717. Payments for 'necessary works' for Belney including provisions for the lord, purchases of stock, allowances for disposal same, expenses of husbandry, stipends and wages, repairs and purchase of materials, etc.
1718. Account of receipts of grain, by purchase or received from Belney Grange, and disposal thereof, including wheat beans, barley, oats, vetches and peas; with note of payments in kind to servants. This account is stated to be settled between H. Sturmy and Peter atte Yerde.
File of 3mm. stitched with cotton thread at head. Some references to William of Wykeham.

Special account of Peter atte Yerde, farmer of Belney manor, for expenses concerned with building and repairs to houses at Belney, including provisions supplied.  5M50/1719  1351-2 (25-26 Edward III)

Badly damaged

View of account of Richard atte Compe, reeve, containing a few receipts headed "exitus manerij" and expenses, with a short grange account on verso.  5M50/1720  November 1379-March 1380 (3-4 Richard II)

parchment

Account roll  5M50/1721  1382-3 (6-7 Richard II)

Contents:
Richard atte Compe, reeve.

Account roll  5M50/1722  1389-90 (13-14 Richard II)

Contents:
Thomas atte Compe, reeve.

Account roll  5M50/1723  1433-4 (12-13 Henry VI)

Contents:
Thomas Emory, bailiff and collector or rents.

Account roll  5M50/1724  1434-5 (13-14 Henry VI)

Contents:
Thomas Emory, bailiff and collector or rents.

Account roll  5M50/1725  1435-6 (14-15 Henry VI)

Contents:
Thomas Emory, bailiff and collector or rents.

Account roll  5M50/1726  1436-7 (15-16 Henry VI)

Damaged

Contents:
Thomas Emory, bailiff and collector or rents.

Account roll  5M50/1727  1437-8 (16-17 Henry VI)

Contents:
Thomas Emory, bailiff and collector or rents.

Account roll  5M50/1728  1438-9 (17-18 Henry VI)

Contents:
Thomas Emory, farmer and collector of rents
Includes account of allowances to the farmer of Palisgrove against his rent.

Account roll  5M50/1729  1439-40 (18-19 Henry VI)

Damaged

Contents:
Thomas Emory, farmer and collector of rents

Account roll  5M50/1730  1442-3 (21-22 Henry VI)

William Bylyot, bailiff

Account roll  5M50/1731  1444-5 (23-24 Henry VI)

William Bylyot, bailiff

Account roll  5M50/1732  1447-8 (26-27 Henry VI)

Contents:
William Bylyot, bailiff.

Account roll  5M50/1733  1448-9 (27-28 Henry VI)

Paper, head missing

Contents:
Total amounts of receipts and payments much reduced and no grange account.

Account roll  5M50/1734  1454-6 (32-34 Henry VI)

Paper

Contents:
Thomas atte Welle, farmer.
Similar to 1733, but covers two years. No grange account. Court held January 1456 on verso.

Account roll  5M50/1735  1456, 1461

Parchment

Contents:
Lists and valuations of livestock restored ("reliberatum") by Thomas Bocher, 25 September 1456, and delivered to Thomas Arnold, 19 February 1461. slip.

Papers relating to commons, bounds and lands of Belney manor  5M50/1736-1749  mid 16th century-1665

Extracts written by John White from the court rolls of Belney from Edward III to Henry VIII concerning rights of common etc. of tenants of Belney, concerning Pinsley, Portsdown, Paulsgrove and 'Bryttymore'.  5M50/1736  nd [mid 16th century]

2 folded sheets

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Contents:
Heading, rubbed, refers to a dispute between the lords of Belney and another manor, possibly Wansted.

Extracts from the court rolls of Belney from 1427-1498 concerning the marsh in Paulsgrove and a gore of land in the same.  5M50/1737  30 March 1577

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Endorsed: "A copie of recordes for the Mersh and an acre & a Gore in the same Mersh at Palysgrove" and "a View of that land was made by consent betwene Mr Maryner & me Mr Peter Tychborne being our Umpire for the orderyng therof the Saterday being Palme Sonday eve xxx of March 1577 present Ric. Goldsmith, his (?) coryfe, Willm. Serle & Spiring".

Papers in a suit in the Court of Wards and Liveries: Peter Marriner gent versus John White Esq.  5M50/1738-1745  November 1594

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concerning the title and possession of 40 acres of common and waste forming part of Lye Heath (100a.) and 4 acres of wood outside Joyes Gate in E. Bere, which are claimed by Marriner to belong to Wanstead manor and by White to belong to Belney. Two suits at common law at Assizes are referred to, in which White received judgement: John Marriner (father d. 1594) v. Page and others, servants of White, 1592; and White v. Hunt and others.

Bill of complaint of Peter Marriner.  5M50/1738  16 Nov 1594

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Answer of White.  5M50/1739  Undated

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Replication of Marriner.  5M50/1740  Undated

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Rejoinder of White.  5M50/1741  Undated

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Interrogatories for witnesses on behalf of Marriner.  5M50/1742  Undated

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Answers of John White to same interrogatories.  5M50/1743  Undated

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Draft and copy of interrogatories for witnesses on behalf of White.  5M50/1744, 1745  27 November 1594

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Papers written by Sir Daniel Norton setting out, by question and answer, his claims concerning the bounds between Belney and Wanstead manors in a dispute with Mr. Plowden, lord of Wanstead, manor, arising from the lopping of trees on Belney Green:-  5M50/1746-1748  1623

2 folded sheets
1 single sheet

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"Questions, aunswered: 1 Maie 1623", containing ten questions with notes of depositions of witnesses.  5M50/1746  1 May 1623

"Reasons for Sr. Da. Nortons clayme: for Bellonye bounds", containing similar questions and notes, with rough plan within.  5M50/1747  Undated

"In the questions betweene Sr. Da. Norton & Mr. Ploden", containing further questions and depositions.  5M50/1748  Undated

Opinion of Ellis Mews on the title of Mr. Sparkes to 3 acres in Paulsgrove field and 6½ acres in Morralls field, held of the manor of Belney.  5M50/1749  2 November 1665

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Southwick general: Deeds of title and papers relating to property  [no ref. or date]

St. Leonard's Hermitage  5M50/1750-1765  1551-1553

Papers in suit at Assizes: John White, Esq. versus Richard Good of Portsmouth, shipwright  5M50/1750-1752  1551-1552

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concerning trespass, etc. in St. Leonard's Hermitage and close containing 60 acres called Milk Hill, Plant More and Cold Furlong in Southwick:-

Record of suit and verdict for White. Paper roll.  5M50/1750  1551-1552

Writ of Justices of Assize to Good for restitution of premises; with execution of same by Sir Richard Cotton, sheriff, endorsed. Writ signed by Ralph Henslowe, clerk of the peace, and witnesses to execution include Henslowe and officers of Portsdown Hundred.  5M50/1751  12 July 1552

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Copy of 5M50/1751.  5M50/1752  12 July 1552

Papers in suit in Court of Requests:- Richard Good versus John White  5M50/1753-1765  1553

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concerning the claim of Good of title to St. Leonard's Hermitage, and closes called Milk Hill, Plant More and Cold Furlong in Southwick, deriving from a lease dated 16 January 1537 made by William Noxton, last prior, to John Barnham and Joan his wife (niece of Noxton), for 50 years in which Noxton reserved a life interest to himself. White claimed title from Letters Patent of 2 July 1544.

Bill of complaint of Good, answer of White, replication and rejoinder.  5M50/1753  Undated

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Note of lease made 16 January 1537 of St. Leonards Hermitage to John Barnham and Joan his wife, niece of William Noxton, last prior, for 50 years.  5M50/1754  Undated

Letter of William May and John Cokks, masters of Court of Requests, to William Wayte, Richard Norton, William Uvedale and Ralph Cotton, Commissioners, not to execute their commission grounded on the complaint of Good.  5M50/1755  20 Nov 1552

Confession and retraction by Sir Philip Hawls of Titchfield, late canon of Southwick, of evidence given by him before Richard Norton and Richard Good on 29 Nov 1552. Witnessed by Martin Tindale, vicar, Thomas Osborne, constable and 3 others.  5M50/1756  5 Dec 1552

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Letter from William Wayte, Richard Norton, William Uvedale and Ralph Cotton. Commrs. to John White Esq. for his appearance before them on 19 December next.  5M50/1757  15 Dec 1552

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Draft letter from John White to the above Commrs; with a draft of another letter dated 19 December endorsed.  5M50/1758  17 Dec 1552

Letter from William Uvedale of Wickham to John White saying that he cannot go to Southwick to discuss the dispute because of the plague there.  5M50/1759  29 March 1553

Interrogatories on behalf of Good.  5M50/1760  Undated

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Depositions of witnesses for Good, taken before Sir John Brunt and William Uvedall at Widley, including Edmund Foster, late steward of the Priory, and Sir Philip Hull, late canon there, and 14 others.  5M50/1761  20 May 1553

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Interrogatories on behalf of White.  5M50/1762  Undated

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Depositions of witnesses for White, including Thomas Lomer, Simon Palmer and Miles Mann, late canons, and 6 others. Written by White and signed by witnesses.  5M50/1763  Undated

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Draft of deposition of Thomas Lomer.  5M50/1764  Undated

Copy of decree dismissing White from the case.  5M50/1765  10 Nov 1553

Bickford in Southwick and West Boarhunt  5M50/1766-1768  1599

Feoffment from John Farley of Hambledon, yeoman, to John White of Southwick of Bickford land (50a.) at Bickford in Southwick and West Boarhunt, excepting the Great Mead. Consideration of £280.  5M50/1766  29 September 1599

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Language:  Latin

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Signed and sealed.

Bond of John Farley for further assurance by himself and Agnes his wife of the same conveyance.  5M50/1767  1599

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Signed and sealed.

Two copies of fine between John White and John Farley and Agnes his wife concerning 40 acres of land, 4 of meadow, 10 of pasture and 6 of wood in Southwick and West Boarhunt.  5M50/1768  Martinmas 1599

Copy of a fine between Robert Gould and John White and Frances his wife concerning (1 messuage), 1 garden, 1 orchard, 30 acres of land, 3 of meadow, 30 of pasture and 8 of wood in (Southwick).  5M50/1769  Trinity 1599

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Deeds relating to a messuage and 30 acres called Cullens in Southwick purchased by Richard Norton in 1724.  5M50/1770-1810  1410-1717

Indenture of demise from Michael Baggele of Midhurst (Sussex) to Thomas Dene of Chidden and Nicholas, his son  5M50/1770  25 December 1410 (12 Henry IV)

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of those lands which he had of the gift of Thomas Studeham, Adam Mory, clerk, and Thomas Baggele, in the fields of Palesgrove, Porchestre and Suthwyk, with the croft of land lying on the west part of Bare strete leading from Wanstede to Portesmouth, and pasture for 201 sheep within the demesne lands of Belneye, Palesgrove, Porchestre and Suthwyk. To hold to Thomas and Nicholas, and their heirs and assigns for ever, from the chief lord of the fee, paying a yearly rent of 10s. to Michael Baggele, his heirs and assigns.
Two seals. Witnesses.

Quitclaim from Simon White of Chichester, draper, John White of Midhurst, mercer, and William Holhurst of Wollebyddynge, feoffees of lands late of Michael Baggele, to Richard Holte of co. Southampton, his heirs and assigns  5M50/1771  13 September 1441 (20 Henry VI)

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of all their rights in 2 acres of land with appurts in Palisgroveffeld in the fee of Wanstede, and also in 10s. annual rent from John atte Berne of Portsmouth for lands and tenements held by him in the fields of Palisgrove, Porchestre and Suthwyk and in 1 croft of land on the west part of Barrestrete, which 2 acres and 10s. rent the said Richard had by feoffment of Michael Baggele of Midhurst and Isabel his wife.
Three seals.

Quitclaim from Simon Whyte, John Whyte and William Holurst, feoffees of Michael Bagle of Midhurst, to Michael Bagle of all their rights in lands and tenements called Colernes in parish of Suthwyke which they had of his gift and feoffment.  5M50/1772  8 September 1442 (21 Henry VI)

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Three tags, two seals remain. Witnesses

Gift in fee simple from Michael Bagle of Midhurst (Sussex) to William Turnor of parish of Hoo (Hants.), of all his lands and tenements with their appurtenances called Colernes in parish of Suthwyke.  5M50/1773  12 September 1442 (21 Henry VI)

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Seal. Witnesses

Letter of attorney from Michael Bagle of Midhurst appointing Nicholas Dene of Chidden in Hambledon to deliver seisin to William Turner of Hoo of the same premises.  5M50/1774  12 September 1442 (21 Henry VI)

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Seal on tongue.

Gift in fee simple from William Turnor of Hoo to Nicholas Dene and Richard Wancer of 1 curtilage called Collernis with its appurtenances in parish of Suthewyk, having Applistys londe on the north and Beckyslond on the south.  5M50/1775  3 July 1446 (24 Henry VI)

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Seal. Witnesses.

Gift in fee tail from Nicholas Dene and Richard Wancer to William Turnor and Thomasyn his wife of their lands and tenements called Collornis in parish of Suthwyk which they had of the feoffment of William Turnor, to hold for their lives, with remainder to Thomas, son of William and his lawfully born heirs, with further remainder in case of default of his heirs, to John Turnor senior, brother of Thomas, and his heirs and assigns.  5M50/1776  20 February 1447 (25 Henry VI)

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Fragments of two seals. Witnesses

Counterpart of 5M50/1776  5M50/1777  20 February 1447 (25 Henry VI)

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Fragments of two seals. Witnesses

Gift in fee simple from Thomas Tournor of Denmede in the parish of Hambledon to William Smyth of Ervellys in parish of Hambledon, of all his lands, tenements, etc. called Colernys in parish of Suthwyck.  5M50/1778  12 May 1466 (6 Edward IV)

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Seal. Witnesses

Fine levied at Westminster in octave of St. John the Baptist before Robert Danby, Walter Moille, John Nedeham, Richard Chokke and Thomas Littelton, Justices, between William Smyth, querelant, and Thomas Turnour, deforciant, concerning 30 acres of land in Suthwyke.  5M50/1779  June 1467 (7 Edward IV)

Gift in fee simple from John Flete of parish of Suthwicke to Thomas Makernesse and Alice, his wife, of same parish of all his lands and tenements in parish of Suthwick and in a place called Bykford.  5M50/1780  15 March 1496 (11 Henry VII)

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Seal missing from tongue. Witnesses Collerns

Gift in fee simple from Thomas Makernes, lately of Suthwyke, husbandman, and Alice his wife, to John Smith of Erveldes in parish of Hambledon, blacksmith, of all his lands and tenements within the parish of Suthwyke in a certain place called Bykford.  5M50/1781  9 August 1502 (17 Henry VII)

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Two seal tags, one seal remains

Quitclaim from John Makernes of Fareham, yeoman, son and next heir of Thomas Makernes and Alice, his wife, to John Smyth of Erveldes in parish of Hambledon, blacksmith, of his rights to lands and tenements, etc. lying in Bykford within the parish of Suthwike.  5M50/1782  11 August 1502 (17 Henry VII)

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Seal missing. Endorsement in 17th century hand identifying premises with Cullens.

Bond of Peter or Perse Smyth of Cheriton (?) to Nicholas Darell (?) of New Alresford, wheler (?), in £50.  5M50/1783  1519-1520 (11 Henry VIII)

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Seal. Badly stained, terms of condition of bond illegible but premises referred to include half an acre. Found filed with 1778-1782.

Conveyance from Richard Smyth of Riplington in Eastmeon, yeoman, to his kinsman Richard Smyth, son of Richard Smyth of Birdham (Sussex), yeoman, in trust for Thomas Smyth, another son of Richard Smyth of Birdham, of a messuage and 30 acres of land called Cullens in Southwick.  5M50/1784-1786  22 March 1625

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Two copies of bargain and sale and single copy of Latin feoffment - pinned together. Delivery of seisin endorsed on 1785.

Probate copy of the will of Thomas Smith of Birdham (Sussex), yeoman, made 4 July 1635 and proved in P.C.C., 16 September 1635.  5M50/1787  1635

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Leaves Cullens to brother Richard Smith of Chichester, executor and residuary legatee.
Seal wrapped and tied in paper.

Deed of 1) William Peckham of Aldingborne (Sussex), gent., and Thomas Peckham of Rumboldsweeke (Sussex), gent; 2) Richard Smyth of Chichester, gent; and 3) Agnes Scarvile of Hayling Northwood, widow  5M50/1788, 1789  25 July 1640

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declaring the uses of a fine (attached) in Trinity Term past between Agnes Scarvile, quer' and William Peckham and Mary his wife, Thomas Peckham and Jane his wife, and Richard Smyth, deforc', concerning 2 messuages and lands in Southwick and Hayling Northwood, to following uses:- the messuage and lands in Hayling to use of Agnes Scarvile, and the messuage and lands in Southwick called Cullens in occupation of Thomas Freeborne, bucket maker, to use of Smyth.

Conveyance, by lease and release, from Anne Smith the elder of Chichester, widow of Richard Smith of same, gent., to Richard Smith of same, gent., her son, and John Smith of Northmundham (Sussex), gent.  5M50/1790, 1791  24 November, 12 December 1656

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of a messuage and 30 acres called Cullens in Southwick, a messuage and 12 acres and another messuage and 1 acre in West Itchenor, being settlement of Cullens on her son Thomas Smith and other premises on her daughter Anne. Refers to wills of Richard Smith (1648) and his brother Thomas Smith.

Release from Thomas Smyth of Chichester, gent., son of Richard Smyth of same, dec'd., to Anne Smyth of same, his mother, widow of Richard Smyth, and Richard Smyth, his brother, of the messuage and lands called Cullens in Southwick formerly settled by Anne on Richard the son and John Smith in trust for Thomas until 21 years of age.  5M50/1792  13 January 1663

Conveyance, by lease and release, from Anne Smith, late of Chichester, now of Funtingdon, widow, Richard Smith her son, late of Chichester now of Densworth in Funtingdon, and John Smith of Northmundham, gent., to Thomas Smith, son of Anne, of messuage and 30 acres called Cullens. Terms of will of Richard Smith (1648) rehearsed.  5M50/1793, 1794  10, 20 July 1670

Conveyance from Richard Smyth, late of Chichester now of Funtingdon, gent., to Samuel Tomlins of Durley, clerk, of messuage with barn, curtilage and garden called Cullens with 30 acres belonging in Southwick. Consideration, £400.  5M50/1795  3 March 1671

Conveyance from Samuel Tomlyns of Durley, clerk, to Francis Pratt of Huntborne Farm in Soberton, yeoman, of same premises. Consideration, £400.  5M50/1796  30 September 1672

Two copies of fine between Francis Pratt and Samuel Tomlins and Dorothy his wife, concerning Cullens.  5M50/1797, 1798  Martinmas 1672

Office copy of the will of Francis Pratt of Huntborne Farm in Soberton, yeoman, made 17 May 1673 and proved before Robert Mathew LL.D., rector of Meonstoke 6 July 1675.  5M50/1799  1673-1675

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Leaves his house and freeland at Beckford purchased from Tomlins, to his son Edward.

Mortgage demise for 1000 years from Edward Pratt of Havant, mercer, to John Waight of Bishops Sutton, yeoman, of Cullens, to secure £300.  5M50/1800-1802  19 July 1700

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With counterpart and bond.

Assignment of mortgage demise (1800 above) from Thomas Waight of Bishops Sutton, yeoman, administrator of John Waight dec'd., by direction of Edward Pratt of Havant, to Thomas Maidlow of Havant, tallow chandler, in trust for Thomas Miles of Havant, plumber. For £368.  5M50/1803  8 February 1709

Conveyance by lease and release, from Edward Pratt of Havant, gent., to Thomas Miles of same, glazier, of messuage and 30 acres called Cullens. Consideration of £574. With bond and two copies of fine in Easter Term.  5M50/1804-1808  14/15 February 1709

Deed of covenant of Thomas Miles of Havant, glazier, to Thomas Maidlow of same, tallow chandler, and William Waldron of Winchester, waggoner, to stand seized of Cullens to uses described, being marriage settlement on Martha his wife.  5M50/1809  20 May 1709

Copy of will of Martha Miles of Havant, widow. Leaves copyhold lands in the manor of Havant and freehold lands in Havant and elsewhere to her daughter Mary Miles, and in default of issue to her own sisters Mary, wife of Thomas Maidlow, Frances, wife of John Upsdell and Elizabeth, wife of William Waldron.  5M50/1810  17 August 1717

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Southwick general: Leases of farms and lands in Southwick  [no ref. or date]

Counterpart lease for 40 years from John White of Southwick, Esq. to John Longe of Southwick, yeoman, of Freeth grounds in Southwick, and a meadow (1a.) and woods (18a.) belonging to same, timber excepted. Rent of £3 6s. 8d. yearly.  5M50/1811  10 December 1584

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Endorsement identifies premises as being part of Belney manor.

Lease from John White to Henry Hurlocke of Southwick, husbandman, of a messuage, with garden and close adjoining, in Southwick on the south side of the outer gate of the mansion house of White, lately in occupation of John Baker and formerly of Thomas Risbridger  5M50/1812  25 January 1599

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also ½ acre of waste ground lying between the Southwick to Portsdown road on the north, 2 closes part of the premises leased on the south, a piece of ground called Rushams at the west end, and the way leading to the said 2 closes on the east. To hold for 90 years or life and thereafter to John Hurlocke, son, for 90 years or life. Rent of £2 15s. 4d.

Counterpart lease for 11 years from Sir Daniel Norton of Tisted to John Westbrooke and Edward Collons of Catherington, yeomen, of the Ten Acres meadow, being part of the demesne of Newlands farm. Rent of £7 yearly with 12d. fine for each week the rent overdue.  5M50/1813  1 August 1608

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Endorsed: "Vincers meadow at Newland".

Counterpart lease for 11 years from Sir Daniel Norton to John Boyes of Widley, husbandman, of Cowpers Hill pasture (10a.), being part of the demesne of Newland. Rent of £4 yearly.  5M50/1814  1 August 1608

Counterpart lease for 11 years from Sir Daniel Norton to Thomas Benstede of the parish of Sheepwaishe, husbandman, of Lower Bromefield ground (9a.), part of the demesne of Newland. Rent of £4.  5M50/1815  1 August 1608

Counterpart lease for 11 years from Sir Daniel Norton to John Heather of Cosham, husbandman, of Pottwell close (12a.), being part of the demesne of Newland. Rent of £5.  5M50/1816  1 August 1608

Lease and counterpart lease for 3 lives from Dame Honor Norton, widow, and Richard Norton, Esq., her son, to Edward Williams of Southwick, gent., of a messuage and garden in Southwick between "Our Lady garden" on the east and the high street on the west with Drawleggs close (5a.) and Seamans close (3a.) lying at Drawleggs, and common of pasture, cartway etc. For lives of Mary, Honor and Katherine his daughters. Rent of 28s. 8d. yearly.  5M50/1817, 1818  12 August 1637

Counterpart lease for 3 lives from Richard Norton to Edward Williams of Southwick, gent. of premises as in 1817. For lives of Honor, wife of Richard Lardner of Portsmouth, Katherine, daughter of Edward Williams, and Honor Lardner, daughter of Honor Lardner. Rent of 28s. 8d. yearly.  5M50/1819  18 July 1657

Plant Farm  5M50/1820-1823  1643-1714

Counterpart lease for 31 years from Dame Honor Norton, widow, and Richard Norton, her son, to William Heycrofte of Chalton, gent., of Plant House, Sharpecroft meadow, being part of demesne of Newland farm, with tithes. Rent of £44 yearly.  5M50/1820  20 April 1643

Lease and counterpart lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to John Hoare of Southwick, yeoman, of Plant farm and tithes thereof. Rent of £46.  5M50/1821, 1822  10 October 1691

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to John Hoare of Southwick, yeoman, of Plant Farm and tithes thereof. Rent £46.  5M50/1823  4 January 1714

Lee Heath  5M50/1824-1825  1646-1660

Counterpart lease from Dame Honor Norton, widow, and Richard Norton, eldest son, to Henry Hurt of Southwick, husbandman, Joan Hurt his wife and John Hurt, their son, of a messuage at Lee Heath. For lives, successively. Rent of 6s. 8d. yearly; fine of £5. Clause for appearance at Belney manor court. Copyhold.  5M50/1824  25 September 1646

Counterpart lease for 3 lives from Richard Norton to Margaret Speering of William, Alice Antram, and John Antram, son of John Antram the elder, yeoman, of 2 acres of land adjoining Ly Heath. For lives of lessees. Rent of 12d. yearly.  5M50/1825  26 September 1660

Site of manor of Berry  5M50/1826-1828  1650-1675

Lease and counterpart lease for 3 lives from Richard Norton to John Antram of Southwick, yeoman  5M50/1826, 1827  15 October 1650

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of a barn now standing on the site of the manor of Berry in Southwick, with gardens, etc., and a croft (2a.) on west side of the barn, Berry Pond croft (½a.) on the south side of Mill Pond, Berry fields being 2 closes (35a.) on the north of the barn, a little meadow on the east side of Berry fields, a meadow on the west side of Berry Watermill, a croft (3a.) on the west side of the road from Stoney Bridge to Hippley, and Farme mead (3a.) on the south side of the house formerly of William Farley - all premises being at one time in the occupation of Edward Longe. For lives of John Antram, Mary his wife, and John their son. Rent of £7 yearly.

Counterpart lease for 3 lives from Richard Norton to John Antrum of Southwick, yeoman, of same premises as 5M50/1826. For lives of John Antrum and George and Abel his sons. Rent of £7.  5M50/1828  29 September 1675

White Hart Inn  5M50/1829-1832  1670-1698

Lease and counterpart lease for 3 lives from Richard Norton to Francis Antram of Southwick, yeoman, of a messuage, barn, orchard and garden formerly in tenure of John Herlock. For lives of Francis Antram, and Elizabeth and Sarah his daughters. Fine of £60; rent of 13s. 4d.  5M50/1829, 1830  30 September 1670

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Counterpart endorsed with note identifying premises as the White Hart Inn. Cf. 1812.

Assignment from Eleanor Stares of Titchfield, widow, to James Bower of Titchfield, yeoman, of the lease from Norton to Francis Antram, her former husband, dated 30 September 1670 (1829), and another lease from Sir William Gardiner of Roche Court to Antram of a tenement called Blakes in North Fareham made 26 February 1672.  5M50/1831  7 March 1691

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Note endorsed: "Ellinor Stairs afterwards White Trust assignment of a House and Garden in Southwick late Antrams to James Bowers for Mr. Norton".

Assignment from Eleanor White of Portsmouth, widow, formerly relict and administrator of Francis Antram, Isaac Betts of Portsmouth, ship wright, and Eleanor his wife (the daughter of Eleanor White), relict and executrix of James Bower of Titchfield, yeoman, to Henry Fisher of Southwick, gent., of lease dated 30 September 1670 (see 1829) assigned by Eleanor, then Eleanor Stares, to James Bower in trust to preserve her interest in the lease upon her marriage with White. Consideration of £96.  5M50/1832  7 December 1698

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Endorsement refers to the assignment being in trust for Mr. Norton.

Messuage in West Street and Drawleggs closes  5M50/1833-1836  1672-1705

Lease and counterpart lease for 3 lives from Richard Norton to Mary Inwood, wife of Thomas Inwood of Porchester, husbandman, and the said Thomas Inwood, of a messuage on the north side of West Street, and 3 closes called Drawleggs in Southwick. For lives of Mary, Thomas and their daughter Elizabeth. Rent of 14s. 4d. yearly. Consideration £150.  5M50/1833, 1834  4 October 1672

Counterpart lease for 3 lives from Richard Norton to Thomas Inwood of Porchester, husbandman, of same premises (as 1833). For lives of Thomas, Mary, his wife, and Mary the wife of George Forder, late called Mary Inwood. Rent of 14s. 4d. Fine £22.  5M50/1835  13 April 1695

Counterpart lease for 3 lives from Richard Norton to Arthur Goodrich of Southwick, house carpenter, of same premises (as 1833). For lives of Arthur Goodrich, his son Arthur and daughter Mary. Rent of 14s. 4d. Fine £150.  5M50/1836  28 July 1705

Various farms  5M50/1837-1847  1693-1731

Unexecuted lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to William Tibballs of Southwick, yeoman, of a barn and lands called Assells in Southwick, with tithes of same. Rent of £20.  5M50/1837  2 September 1693

Lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to John Pinck of Hambledon, yeoman, of Bellony or Bellny Farm in Southwick. Rent of £92.  5M50/1838  28 September 1694

Lease and counterpart lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to Simon Hatch of Southwick, butcher, of 40 acres of land called Hamm in Southwick. Rent of £35.  5M50/1839, 1840  20 April 1703

Unexecuted lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to William Hatch of Southwick, butcher, of a barn, gateroom and 40 acres called Ham in Southwick.  5M50/1841  25 June 1723

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to Thomas Bird of Southwick, husbandman, of the Golden Lion Inn, Castle Farm, barn and lands called Hipley, and lands called North Crofts, Crabtree Purrock, Assells, Drawleggs (late copyhold), and all the great tithes of Southwick, all lying in Southwick and Boarhunt parishes. Rent of £114 yearly.  5M50/1842  22 January 1714

Lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to John Merrett of Offwell in Southwick, yeoman, of Offwell Farm, Periges mead, Yewtree field, Strouds grounds, Fleets and Wyatts grounds near Bere Forest, and tithes from same, lying in Southwick parish. Rent of £165 yearly.  5M50/1843  24 June 1715

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to Bartholomew Hopkins of Southwick, yeoman, of Newlands Farm in Southwick. Rent of £130.  5M50/1844  29 October 1723

Copy of assignment from Mary Merrett of Wymering, widow, and Elizabeth Merrett of Southwick, spinster, her daughter, to Henry Wallis of Southwick, blacksmith, of their reversionary interest in a copyhold tenement and garden in West Street in Southwick, a reversion of which was held by William Rout by copy of court roll of 11 September 1677 and surrendered by him to Mary and Elizabeth to hold from the death of Eleanor Rout, mother of William, 5 October 1713. Consideration of £11.  5M50/1845  28 October 1726

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Two copies of an unexecuted lease for 11 years from Richard Norton to William Padwick of Hambledon, yeoman, of a messuage or tenement with farm lands and premises in Southwick in the occupation of William Cordery. Rent of £130.  5M50/1846, 1847  21 September 1731

Southwick parish  [no ref. or date]

Land Tax assessments for Southwick  5M50/1848-1856  1710-1729

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Land tax assessment  5M50/1848  1710

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(part)

Land tax assessment  5M50/1849  1712

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(endorsed 1713)

Land tax assessment  5M50/1850  1715

Land tax assessment  5M50/1851  1723

Land tax assessment  5M50/1852  1724

Land tax assessment  5M50/1853  1725

Land tax assessment  5M50/1854  1726

Contents:
(endorsed 1727)

Land tax assessment  5M50/1855  1727

Land tax assessment  5M50/1856  1729

Poor rate assessments for Southwick  5M50/1857-1862  1711-1720

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Poor rate assessment  5M50/1857  1711

Poor rate assessment  5M50/1858  1712

Poor rate assessment  5M50/1859, 1860  1713

2 items

Poor rate assessment  5M50/1861  1715

Poor rate assessment  5M50/1862  1720

Church rate assessments for Southwick  5M50/1863-1867  1710-1721

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Church rate assessment  5M50/1863  1710

Church rate assessment  5M50/1864  1712

Church rate assessment  5M50/1865  1713

Church rate assessment  5M50/1866  1716

Church rate assessment  5M50/1867  1721

Assessment of the estate of Richard Whithed for Church and Poor rates.  5M50/1868  Mich 1734

Contemporary copy of the settlement certificate of William Annetts, butcher, son of Alice Annetts of Chute, in the name of the parish officers of Chute (Wilts.) directed to the parish officers of Southwick  5M50/1869  (5 November 1706)

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Settlement certificate of John Panting and family in the name of the parish officers of Calne (Wilts.) directed to the parish officers of Southwick. Refers to lack of work in Calne  5M50/1870  3 April 1727

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Notice to the parish of Southwick of the Annual Visitation of the Bishop of Winchester to be held at Bishop's Waltham. Gives particulars of duties to be performed including presentment of Churchwardens, delivery of transcript of parish register, exhibition of licences, oaths to be taken by executors and administrators etc; with form of churchwardens' presentment, unentered  5M50/1871  2 September 1731

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EAST WELLOW  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
A third part of the manor of East Wellow together with various messuages and lands was purchased by Richard Norton in 1678 from Susanna Garrard, widow, and others and presumably settled on William, his second son by his second marriage, who is described as of Wellow in 1682. Col. Thomas Norton, the eldest son of William, apparently sold his interest in the early 18th century.

Two copies of a fine between Richard Norton and Susanna Garrard, widow, John Deane, James Deane, his son and heir, William Willmott and Geoffrey Daniell concerning 8 messuages, 2 water mills, 6 gardens, 100 acres of land, 26 of meadow, 50 of pasture, 70 of wood, common of pasture, etc., in East Wellow, with tithes belonging; also a third part of the manor.  5M50/1872, 1873  Martimas 1678

Receipt of Susanna Garrard of Oxenwood (Berks.), widow, John Deane of same and James Deane, his son and heir, to Richard Norton for £1950, the consideration money mentioned in deed of same date  5M50/1874  12 November 1678

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WICKHAM and WIDLEY  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Wickham and Widley manors formed part of the estates of the Uvedale family and the owners of Southwick had no interest in either manor until Widley was acquired by the Thistlethwayte family in the 19th century. The presence of the 16th century survey and court papers may be accounted for by the fact that they were written by John White who was possibly steward to the Uvedales, while the late 17th century Wickham papers relate to a purchase of the manor which Richard Norton appears to have considered when he bought Portchester Castle manor, another former Uvedale property.
Wallesworth manor with lands lying in Widley, Southwick, Farlington and Coshman was purchased by Daniel Norton from the Earl of Southampton in 1629.

Manors of Wickham and Widley  [no ref. or date]

Survey of the manors of Wickham, Widley, Nateley Scures and Baynards' with copies of courts of Sir John Gresham for William Uvedale, a minor, son and heir of Arthur Uvedale, dec'd., held for Wickham Borough and Wickham manor, respectively, on 20 October 1544  5M50/1875  [n.d.]

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Contents:
In hand of John White.

Fragment of court book containing several courts  5M50/1876-1878  1547-1549

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Contents:
Loose pages and a section of a book. In hand of John White.

Nately Scures  5M50/1876  29 September 1547

? Nately Scures (possibly a continuation)  5M50/1877  not dated

Nately Scures, Widley, Widley  5M50/1878  14 May 1549, 4 September 1548, 8 April 1549

Copy of four admissions to copyhold cottages and lands in the manor of Widley, all of same date  5M50/1879  4 September 1548

Paper

Letter from Earl of Carlisle from Wickham to Richard Norton at Suffolk Street, London, correcting a previous valuation of an estate offered for purchase and accepted by Norton  5M50/1880  c 1697

Contents:
No indication of estate.

Rental of Wickham  5M50/1881  Michaelmas 1697

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Contents:
Includes rents from Norton for Portchester, and from Barham for Fontley.

Valuation or 'dividend' of the Wickham Estate offered for sale, distinguishing the Wickham manor part including the demesne, rectory, Portchester Castle, Wickham borough, etc., and the Fontley farm part; with copy of rental of 1664 endorsed  5M50/1882  October 1697

Paper, tattered

Contents:
Written by Richard Norton.

Similar capital valuation to 1882, with estimated values adjusted  5M50/1883  October 1698

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Valuation.  5M50/1884  Late 17th century

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Valuations of coppices, copyholds and leaseholds, respectively, of the manor of Wickham.  5M50/1885  late 17th century

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Wallesworth manor, with lands in Widley, Southwick, Farlington and Cosham  [no ref. or date]

Counterpart of mortgage demise for 1000 years from Richard Norton to Edward Norton of Southwick Esq. of the manor of Wallesworth with lands in Widley, Southwick, Farlington and Cosham; to secure £1200.  5M50/1886  20 March 1650

Counterpart lease for 21 years from Richard Norton to Peter Adams of Wallesworth in Widley, yeoman, of Wallesworth farm in Widley. Rent of £91.  5M50/1887  28 September 1694

WYMERING AND WIDLEY  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Although the manors of Wymering and Widley were not acquired until the 19th century, the owners of Southwick enjoyed considerable lands and interests in the parishes from the 16th century. John White purchased the rectories of Wymering and Wanstead, with the advowsons of the vicarages and lands in Southwick, West Boarhunt, Wanstead, Wymering and Widley, by Letters Patent of 2 July 1544 and two years later he obtained the advowson of Widley rectory from Thomas Wriothesley, all having formerly belonged to Southwick Priory.
Among later purchases were lands in Wymering, Paulsgrove and Cosham forfeited to the Crown by Robert Wallop which Richard Norton bought in 1665, and lands at Paulsgrove in Wymering formerly belonging to the Plowden family, from whom Richard Norton had bought the manor of Wanstead in Southwick in 1683.
Hilsea in the northern part of Portsea formed part of Wymering parish and an agreement for the enclosure of Hilsea marsh is included in this section: other Hilsea papers will be found under Portsea and Portsmouth.

Rectories of Wymering and Wanstead  [no ref. or date]

Lease for 40 years from William Noxton, prior, and convent of Southwick to William Henselowe of Portchester, husbandman, of the parsonage and tithes of corn of and in the parish of Wymering and Wanstead from the north side of Portsbridge to the top of Portsdown, with houses, lands, etc., tithes predial and personal, oblations, etc., excepting vicarial tithes. Rent of £8  5M50/1888  18 September 1527

Contents:
Not signed or sealed.

Contemporary copy of Letters Patent granting to John White the rectory or rectories of Wymering and Wanstead with the advowson of the vicarages and lands in West Boarhunt, Wanstead, Wymering and Widley  5M50/1889  (2 July 1544)

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Contents:
also coppices called Crichelands (2a.) in Southwick and Wanstead, Nortisland (1a.), Wards Wood (3a.) in Southwick, Wanstead and Wymering, formerly belonging to Southwick Priory; with reversion etc; as fully held by Priory or by Hugh Holland. To hold by 1/20th part of a knight's fee, paying £2 13s. 11¼d. for lands in Southwick etc., and 16s. for the rectory of Wymering and Wanstead. Consideration of £44.
Note of examination signed, by W. Browne, with date of Letters Patent on last sheet.

16th century office copy by A. Derynge of documents concerning the vicarage of Wymering  5M50/1890  (1536, 1551)

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Contents:
5 February 1535/6. Grant by William Noxton, prior, and convent of Southwick, to Thomas Noxton, Richard Bennet and Peter Philipps, yeoman, of the next presentation to the perpetual vicarage of Wymering.
14 September 1551. Presentation to John, bishop of Winchester, by Thomas Noxton, patron of the vicarage of Wymering by the above grant, of William Gye, clerk, to the same living, vacant by the death of Miles Garnet.
Endorsement referring to Agnes Benet as widow and executor of Richard Benet, also to bonds concerning tithes.

Three papers pinned together  5M50/1891-1893  1737

Copy of letter from Thomas Puckridge, sole acting devisee appointed in will of Richard Whithed and trustee for Francis Whithed, to Dr. Henry Bigg, Warden of Winchester College, for nomination by the College of four Fellows for presentation to the rectory of Widley and vicarage of Wymering vacant by the death of William Chicheley, pursuant to a Chancery decree in the suit between Sir Daniel Norton, Dame Honor his wife and Winchester College concerning Hilsea great tithes.  5M50/1891  22 June 1737

Copy of nomination by Henry Bigg of John Backshell, Philip Barton, William Langbaine and Thomas Palmer, four Fellows of the College for presentation to the above living, addressed to Puckridge.  5M50/1892  7 July 1737

Copy of presentation by Puckridge and Francis Thistlethwayte, of Dr. Thomas Palmer as rector of Widley and vicar of Wymering.  5M50/1893  30 July 1737

Hilsea in Wymering  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and sale from Simon Blakemore of Hilsea in Wymering, husbandman, to John White of Southwick, Esq. of a cottage with a little close lying on the south side of the tenement in which he now lives, on the east side of Hilsea Green, on the west side of Hame Field, and on the north side of a little croft in which there are seven "petite" parts of land called "lands ends" enclosed, being 80 feet from north to south and 140 feet in length from east to west. Consideration not specified.  5M50/1894  26 April 1548

Contents:
Seal. Names of witnesses to delivery of seisin are endorsed.

Agreement between the proprietors for the division of Hilsea Common or Hilsey Marsh to be completed before Michaelmas 1684.  5M50/1895  28 March 1683

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Contents:
Twelve signatures or marks, including Richard Norton.

Paulsgrove in Wymering  [no ref. or date]

Memoranda concerning common rights on Portsdown in Southwick pertaining to Belney and Wanstead manors, including references to Paulsgrove tenants, enclosure of East Boarhunt by Sir John Pound and at Gastend otherwise 'heychyngs' (?).  5M50/1896  2 May 1533

Paper, fragile

Contents:
Wanstead manor?

Terrier and survey of Paulsgrove field giving details of hedges to be maintained by tenants and number of sheep each entitled to graze in the common fields and on the down.  5M50/1897  1 March 1552

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Contents:
Written by John White.

Survey of holdings in Paulsgrove common fields between the Down hedge "lately enclosed" and the sea comprizing 281 acres, noting the number of perches allowed for ditches and hedges.  5M50/1898  Mid 16th century

Paper

Contents:
Written by John White.

Terrier of the lands belonging to the copyhold of Edmund Page lying in the common fields of Paulsgrove, headed: "A note of all my Uncles land by the Tything of East Burrant lying in Paules grove fields".  5M50/1899  Early 17th century

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Bargain and sale from John Hasted of Titchfield, husbandman, only son and heir of Nicholas Hasted and Elizabeth his wife, who was the surviving daughter and heir of Mary Frowd, the relict of Henry Frowd, to Richard Norton, lord of the manor of Belney, of one acre of land in Paulsgrove field adjoining a hedge by the highway there, in the parish of Wymering. Consideration of £6  5M50/1900  23 September 1680

Deeds of a messuage, barn and 15 acres at Paulsgrove  5M50/1901-1908  1681-1726

Fine between Robert Shales gent, and Edmund Plowden and Frances his wife, concerning 1 messuage, 2 barns, 1 curtilage, 2 gardens, 1 orchard, 86 acres of land, 16 acres of meadow, 10 acres of wood and common of pasture in Wanstead, Wymering and outside Portchester.  5M50/1901  Martinmas 1681

Demise for 99 years from Edmond Plowden of Wanstead, Esq., son and heir of Francis Plowden, son and heir of Dame Mabel Plowden, relict of Sir Edmond Plowden, Frances Plowden, his wife, James May of Coldry, her father, and Edward Griffin of St. Martin's in the Fields Esq., to John Voake of Portsmouth, house carpenter, Thomas Loader of Portchester, shipwright, and Thomas Baker of Southwick.  5M50/1902  19 November 1683

Contents:
of 1) a messuage, barn and lands (described) at Paulsgrove in Wymering in the occupation of Thomas Speering and 2) a small messuage and lands near Wanstead in Southwick in the occupation of Thomas Baker; for Voake to hold in trust concerning 1) to the use of Loader and
2) to the use of Baker.

Deed of Edmond Plowden and Frances his wife to Thomas Loader of Portchester, shipwright, and Thomas Baker of Wanstead, yeoman, to lead the uses of a fine to be levied in the present Michaelmas Term concerning premises in Wymering and Southwick to their respective uses.  5M50/1903  20 November 1683

Bargain and sale from Edmond Plowden, Frances his wife, James May and Edward Griffin to Thomas Loader of Portchester, shipwright, of a messuage, barn and lands (described) at Paulsgrove in Wymering. Consideration of £120.  5M50/1904  20 November 1683

Deed of Samuel Loader of Portchester, shipwright, Ann his wife, and Thomas Route of Portchester, shipwright, and Mary, his wife, to lead the uses of a fine to be levied to Thomas Hasseller of Kilmeston, yeoman, in Easter Term  5M50/1905  6 April 1697

Contents:
concerning 1) a messuage and 71 acres in Kilmeston, purchased by Thomas Loader from Cooke - to the use of Hasseller; 2) 3 messuages on the east side of St. Mary's Street in Portsmouth with a plot adjoining - to the use of Thomas Route, his heirs and assigns; and 3) a messuage with 15 acres belonging at Paulsgrove in Wymering - to the use of Thomas and Mary Route and their heirs, with remainder to Samuel Loader and heirs.

Duplicate of 5M50/1905  5M50/1906  6 April 1697

Mortgage demise for 1000 years from Thomas Rout of Portchester, shipwright, to Arthur Goodrich of Southwick, carpenter, of a messuage and barn, 2 closes (2a.) and 14 acres in Wymering common fields at Paulsgrove, in occupation of Henry Boulton; to secure £80.  5M50/1907  1 July 1724

Assignment by Arthur Goodrich, by direction of Thomas Rout of Portchester, mariner, to John Smith and William Smith of Southwick, gents, of mortgage of 1 July 1724. Consideration, £80.  5M50/1908  1 January 1726

Deeds and papers concerning Wallop lands at Cosham and Paulsgrove  5M50/1909-1914  (1312)-1665

16th century abstracts or copies of charters relating to the lands of John Wallop, formerly Fostbury, in Wymering, Cosham and Paulsgrove  5M50/1909  (1312-1353)

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29 September 1316 (10 Edward II). William Hamond and Joan his wife to William Stake: nine acres at Grymesdyche in the parish of Wymering.
29 January 1318 (11 Edward II). William (Hamond) and Joan to John Fostbury and Isabel Cormaldes: all their lands and tenements in Wymering, Cosham, Paulsgrove and elsewhere in the hundred of Portsdown. Dated the sunday after the feast of St. Paul.
Michaelmas 1318 (12 Edward II). Fine between John de Fostbery, junior, and Isabel de Cormayles or Cormalds, and William Hamond and Joan his wife, concerning 1 messuage, 412 acres of land and 15s. 3d. in rents in Wymering, Cosham and Paulsgrove. 100 marks.
9 July 1312. (6 Edward II). Peter de Worldham to John Joppe and Emma his wife: messuage in Cosham between land of Alice relict of Geoffrey Gracde on the west and land of William Morys on the east and fronting on the highway at Portchester, with rights of pasture in Wymering. Rent of 2s. 2d.
20 December (27 Edward III). Henry Morys of Cosham to William Morys, his son: a messuage and croft in Cosham, having a messuage of the lord of Wymering on the north and a messuage of John Fostbery on the south. Rent of 4s.
Writing probably of John White.

Terrier and Survey  5M50/1910  26 February 1548 or 26 January 1549

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Contents:
a) Terrier of Wallop lands in Wymering, Cosham and Paulsgrove, above date.
b) Survey of lands in Wymering giving total acreages in various tenures and holdings, headed: The number of Mr. Wayts acres of his demaynes nowe enclosed where the tenaunts were accustomyd to have ther comon before the inclosure & nowe denyed & the number of all hys tenaunts acres in the comon felds which he deteyneth in hys owne hands". The total acreage for Wymering and Cosham is given as 530 acres of which John Wallop's lands are 66 acres and those of John White 8 acres.
Writing probably that of John White.

"Articles to be enquired of betwene Sir John Wallop and Mr Wayte", being a list of ten queries concerning the rights of Wallop and his tenants to pasture sheep, beasts and horses in Wymering (?) affected by Mr. Wayte's enclosure of his demesne, marsh and Pynesley, and as to folding of sheep in common fields.  5M50/1911  Mid 16th century

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Contents:
Writing probably that of John White.

Bargain and sale for one year from Thomas, Earl of Southampton, Anthony, Lord Ashley, Sir Orlando Bridgeman and Sir Henry Vernon to Richard Norton Esq. of lands in Wymering, Paulsgrove and Cosham forfeited to the crown by Robert Wallop of Farley Wallop  5M50/1912  10 June 1665

Contents:
Paulsgrove:- marsh (2a.) enclosed by the sea, a close (9a.) in East Field; 14 acres in East Field; 12 acres in Middle Field and 9 acres in West Field, with pasture on Portsdown;
Wymering and Cosham:- house and land (2a.) adjoining; close (1a. 2 qtrs.) in Cosham; close (9a.) adjoining Portsdown; 30 acres 2 qtrs. in West Field; 8 acres 2 qtrs. in East Field; site of a house (30p.) in Cosham; 4 acres 2 qtrs. in East Field; and common for 115 sheep on Portsdown.
Signed and sealed.

Conveyance by lease and release from Robert Wallop late of Farley Wallop to Richard Norton of the same lands.  5M50/1913, 1914  14/15 July 1665

Pinsley closes (30a.) in Wymering  [no ref. or date]

Papers in a Chancery suit: Richard Norton versus Ardin Battin (infant) by Edward Battin, Charles Layfield and Richard Chandler.  5M50/1915-1944  1706-1713

Contents:
concerning the purchase money for a messuage, 4 closes with coppice adjoining called Pinsley (30a.) and a meadow and land called Goldfinches (2a.), with barns, etc., and common for 200 sheep on Portsdown, all lying in Wymering and purchased by Norton from Elizabeth Battin in July 1700, with a mortgage on same premises to John Mariner.
Includes part of Bill of Complaint of Norton; brief for same including abstract of Bill, answers to same and depositions of witnesses; court orders; statements of money due, receipts etc.

Assignment by Charles Layfield of Buriton, D.D., and Richard Chandler of Soberton Esq., by direction of Richard Norton, to William Benett of Fareham, his trustee, of a messuage 4 closes and coppice called Pinsley (30a.), meadow and purrock called Goldfinches (2a.), and common for 200 sheep on Portsdown. Rehearses deeds and courts from 1699.  5M50/1945  27 February 1714

Miscellaneous papers  [no ref. or date]

Part of a certificate by William Berners, Auditor, made in reply to "Master Chauncellors Lettres" as to lands now within the manor of Southwick and grange of Moralls which were taken to be part of the manor of Boarhunt Herbert, Herbelyn and Bury.  5M50/1946  c 1544

Parchment

Contents:
Closes include Bromeclose, Wyotts, Nether Rushams, Square mead, Cocksdell, Mountenham pasture on Portsdown, Swetemead Osilden, 10 acres in the fields called Est Burhaunte Gastones and Hechyns.
All closes stated to be within 2 miles of Portchester Castle and 2 miles of Bere Forest.
Signed by William Berners. Endorsed: "Tochyng matters in Wymering betwene Mr. Wayte, John Whyte and others". Used as wrapper?

Notes of adjustments and abatements of rents of lands held by Marshall and Speering, with note at foot: "This land was taken from the farme and Wallopes Land and Layed to Mr. Charles Nortons and Thos. Speerings copyhold (?) for wch in Exchange my master hath ground called Stockland Joying to Jays coppice and a close called burent Joyning to the Doune".  5M50/1947  late 17th century

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Contents:
Endorsed: "Exchange for Stockland".

Opinion of W. Swayne as to provisions to be included in a deed between Edward Battine as trustee for Benjamin Bagster, Benjamin Bagster, and Elizabeth Silvester. No details of property but refers to a mortgage.  5M50/1948  6 April 1697

Paper

Contents:
Possibly relates to Pinsley above.

Wymering Parish  [no ref. or date]

Land Tax assessments for Wymering  5M50/1949-1952  1704-1712

Paper

Land tax assessment  5M50/1949  1704

Contents:
with Hilsea

Land tax assessment  5M50/1950  1705

Contents:
with Hilsea

Land tax assessment  5M50/1951, 1952  1712

Paper

Contents:
with Hilsea (separate sheet)

COUNTY OF SOUTHAMPTON  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Documents relating to the administration of the county or concerning the county generally.

Privy seal letter from the King to the sheriff (of Hampshire?) concerning forces to be mustered to raise the seige of Calais threatened by the Duke of Burgundy.  5M50/1953  26 March [?1436]

Parchment

Contents:
Dated at Westminster.
Slits and evidence of sealing but no indication of any address or other endorsement.

Volume entitled "Southton Marshall Busines", being a letter and memorandum book of the Deputy Lieutenants concerning military affairs and the defence of the county.  5M50/1954  1588-1628

1 vol, ff1-123

Folio volume with parchment cover

Copies information: See M390 and M391 for microfilm copy


Orders and instructions from Privy Council to Captains Hampden Powlett and Anthony Winkfield, with instructions of Sir John Norris for the marshalling of forces for the county.  5M50/1954/ff1-3  1588

Letters and memoranda of Sir Hampden Powlett and Sir Thomas West, Deputy Lieutenants, including copy letters from and to Privy Council, Lords Lieutenants and Muster masters, with Views of forces, etc.  5M50/1954/ff4-71  1598-1602

Views of forces in Divisions.  5M50/1954/ff71-73  1619, 1624

Letters and memoranda of Sir Hampden Powlett and Sir Benjamin Tichborne, Deputy Lieutenants.  5M50/1954/ff73-89  1624, 1625

Contents:
Note after May 1625 entry (f. 89v.) reads: 'Sir Hampden Pawlet liveth not longe after this...... The Lord Conway Lord Lieutenant hath for his deputies Sir Richard Norton Kt. & Barronet, Sir Beniamine Tichborne Kt. & Barronet, Sir William Uvedall, Tresurer of his Majesties Chamber, Sir Richard Tichborne Kt., Sir Thomas Jervoise Kt."

Memoranda of Deputy Lieutenants; mainly concerning billeting. Richard Tichborne, Benjamin Tichborne, Thomas Jervoise, Richard Norton and Sir Henry Whithed, Commissioner for Billeting.  5M50/1954/ff90-99  1625-1627

Letters concerning Commission for raising loans, etc., the Deputy Lieutenants acting as Receivers.  5M50/1954/ff100-108  1626-1627

Letters and orders concerning the enforcement of military discipline, apparently arising from billeting difficulties  5M50/1954/ff108-123  1626-1628

Contents:
including Commission for martial law for County and instructions for executing martial law, letters and memoranda concerning trials at Assizes Autumn, 1627, and Midsummer, 1628, and reciting Commission of Oyer & Terminer August, 1628.

Contemporary copy of Letters Patent of Charles I to Mary Wandesford and William Wandesford of lands formerly drowned by the sea but since reclaimed or to be reclaimed and tidal mudlands mainly lying in the neighbourhood of Langstone, Portsea, Gosport and between Lymington and Hurst Castle.  5M50/1955  (14 July 1628)

3 file, ff

Paper

Contents:
Notes of examination by Philip Dawes and of translation and examination by John Hurst (signs). Refers to service of Robert Pamplyn to the crown, a Commission for survey of 1626, and an Inquisition taken at Winchester on 20 April 1626 containing references to "Geographicall Tables or Maps of Survey" by Edward Maunsell. The lands detailed in the grant comprize 3923 acres formerly creeks etc., and 1500 acres of drowned or surrounded lands. The acreages of lands separately described are noted in the margin and may be compared with a plan reproduced in Extracts from Portsmouth Records, R. East (1891), p.761.

Paper headed: "Southt': A Table or Particular of such fees as have been usually taken & antiently paid unto ye Clerke of ye peace for ye sd. county ...."  5M50/1956  17th century

2 sheets

Contents:
Two folded sheets, pinned together at head. Endorsed: "A Calendar of Fees for ye Clerk of ye peace as it was in Mr Dennetts time". No clerk of this name is known.

Jury list of "magni Inquisitionis Comitatus" returned by John Leigh, sheriff.  5M50/1957  (1761)

Paper

Contents:
23 names, with Richard Norton's at the head. (However, the last Norton died in 1732)

Jury list "ad inquirendum pro Domina Regina pro corpore comitatus".  5M50/1958  11 March 1712

Paper

Contents:
23 names with Richard Norton's at the head.

not used  5M50/1959-2000  [n.d.]

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