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Estate and family records of the Elwes family of Stoke College, Stoke-by-Clare


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Reference HA 517
Covering dates 1307-1819
Held by Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch
Source of acquisition acc. nos. 7452, 7536
A few records were deposited and catalogued before the bulk of the collection came to the Record Office.
Records supplementary to the main collection, acc. no. 2572
Creators Elwes family of Stoke College, Stoke-By-Clare, Suffolk

Contents:
1 Sir Gervase Elwes acquired the manors of Stoke-by-Clare and Erbury in 1651 through his marriage with Amy, heiress of William Trigg of London; by 1659 he had also come into possession of the Stoke College estate in and around Stoke-by-Clare. Useful background to the Elwes family and their estate can be found in R.Douglas Brown, A history of Stoke-by-Clare from 1548 (1985).
2 Mr Brown used these records before they came to the Record Office and his book uses document references that no longer apply. It is however possible to correlate his references with the numbers the documents now have.
3 These have the references HA 517/1-108: a list of them can be found at the end of the main catalogue.
4 There are further Stoke College estate records, including a map of the estate, 1791-93, in the Essex Record Office (Guide to the Essex Record Office, 1969, p.165).
Summary
HA 517/A Manorial records
HA 517/B Evidences of title to properties purchased by the Elwes family
HA 517/C Evidences of title to properties not apparently purchased by the Elwes family
HA 517/D Elwes and Stoke College estates: records of estate administration
HA 517/E Elwes family: probate and settlements
HA 517/F Elwes family: dispute over the inheritance of the estates of John Maggott Elwes
HA 517/G Elwes family: miscellaneous
HA 517/H Stoke College (pre-dissolution)
HA 517/I Probate: families other than Elwes
HA 517/J Miscellaneous



Manorial records  HA 517/A  [n.d.]


Related information: See also HA 517/1-6

Manor of Erbury in Stoke-by-Nayland  HA 517/A1-7  [n.d.]

Court roll  HA 517/A1  1651-1701

18 membranes

Court roll  HA 517/A2  1670-1671

2 membranes

Court roll  HA 517/A3  1671

1 membrane

Survey and rental, 1537; Draft court book 1618-1623  HA 517/A4  1537-1623

Survey and rental  HA 517/A5  n.d.(c.1600)

Survey  HA 517/A6  1618

Rental  HA 517/A7  1581-1584

Contents:
At back: rental of lands in Mildenhall, 1583

Manor of Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/A8-12  [n.d.]

Court roll  HA 517/A8  1485-1508

21 membranes

Court roll  HA 517/A9  1559-1599

52 membranes

Court book  HA 517/A10  1548-1566

Court book  HA 517/A11  1683-1701

Survey  HA 517/A12  24 Aug 1618

Manors of Erbury and Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/A13  [n.d.]

Rental  HA 517/A13  n.d.[late 17th cent]

Contents:
At back: list of lands and tenements purchased by Sir Gervase Elwes, 1658-1686

Manor of Curpayles in Sturmer [Ess]  HA 517/A14  [n.d.]

Court roll  HA 517/A14  17 Jan 1681

2 membranes

Evidences of title to properties purchased by the Elwes family  HA 517/B  [n.d.]


Related information: See also HA 517/7-64

Contents:
The properties lay in Clare, Haverhill, Hundon, Kedington, Stoke-by-Clare, Sudbury, Great Thurlow, Wixoe, Great and Little Wratting in Suffolk; Ashen, Belchamp Water, Birdbrook, Bulmer, Gestingthorpe, Ovington, Sturmer and Tilbury in Essex; Blimham in Bedfordshire.
The deeds are arrranged in chronological order of acquisition by the family

Manor of Erbury in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B1  1627

2 docs

Source of acquisition: [Acquired by Sir Gervase Elwes as part of his marriage settlement with Amy Trigge, 1651]


Manor of Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B2  1629-1793

6 docs

Source of acquisition: [Acquired by Sir Gervase Elwes as part of his marriage settlement with Amy Trigge, 1651]


Stoke-by-Clare Watermill  HA 517/B3  1659-1661

2 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Sir Gervase Elwes from Richard Pepys of Ashen, esq, 24 Mar 1659

Stoke College and land in Stoke-by-Clare, Clare, Wixoe, Kedington and Sturmer  HA 517/B4  1604-1658

5 docs

Contents:
[Purchased by Sir Gervase Elwes from Edmund Berry Godfrey of St Martins in the Fields (Mx), gent, 1659]

Manor of Claret Hall in Ashen, Ovington and Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B5  1661-1793

5 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Sir Gervase Elwes from Roger Gipps of Newington-next-Heth (K), gent, and others, 22 May 1661
Includes:
-abstract of title, 1793, drawn up on behalf of Edward Frith Simson, intending mortgagee

Two messuages (one called Cannons), 20a in Fornham Field, and other fields in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B6  20 Nov 1661

Contents:
Conveyance from John Crosby of Cambridge, tanner, and others, to Sir Gervase Elwes

8a in Newcroft, 1a in Little Chapel Field, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B7  28 May 1663

Contents:
Conveyance from Rev William Edwards of Trimley to Sir Gervase Elwes

Capital messuage called Linns, and land, in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B8  29 Jul 1663

Contents:
Conveyance from Samuel Edwards of Elmedon (Ess), gent, and Mary his wife, to Sir Gervase Elwes

Close called Faldrum's, and Fornham's Close in Stoke-by-Clare; Windout's Meadow in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe  HA 517/B9  26 May 1665

Contents:
Conveyance from John Edwards of Stoke-by-Clare, gent, and others, to Sir Gervase Elwes

Messuage at Fonkelly Green in Birdbrook  HA 517/B10  11 Jun 1667

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Birdbrook Hall): Sir Gervase Elwes admitted

Moat Farm, messuage called The Tenement at the Land's End, and fields in Birdbrook  HA 517/B11  1669-1793

4 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Sir Gervase Elwes from Owen Williams of Groesvechan (Ang), gent and William Arthur of Bangor (Caern), gent, 14 Feb 1669

2a in Westfield in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe  HA 517/B12  4 Jan 1670

2 docs

Contents:
Conveyance from Richard Smith of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman, to Sir Gervase Elwes

Andrews, alias Evered's in Stoke-by-Clare, with land in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe  HA 517/B13  29 Nov 1670

Contents:
Conveyance from Thomas Beriffe, Citizen and Merchant Taylor of London, and others, to Sir Gervase Elwes

Messuage in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B14  1671-1673

3 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Sir Gervase Elwes from Reynold Bridge of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman and Rev John Bridge of Battisford, 17 Apr 1673

Messuages called Blangreis and Polsteads and two other messuages, in Church Street, Hundon  HA 517/B15  24 Aug 1675

Contents:
Conveyance from Richard Thompson of Hundon, gent, to Sir Gervase Elwes

Messuage, and tenement called Abbies in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B16  21 Nov 1676

Contents:
Conveyance from William Strand of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman, to Sir Gervase Elwes

Manor of Curpailes in Sturmer, and land in Sturmer, Kedington, Haverhill and Little Wratting, including Pooke Mill in Sturmer  HA 517/B17  1622-1732

9 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Sir Gervase Elwes from Thomas Flannar sen of Sturmer, gent, and others, 1 Jan 1677

Fields in Sturmer, Haverhill and Kedington  HA 517/B17a  1677

Contents:
Abstract of title of Sir Gervase Elwes (land purchased from Arthur Barnardiston of Great Wratting, esq, and James Darkin of Stambourn (Ess), webster, 26 Jun 1677)

Capital messuage in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B18  11 Jul 1679

Contents:
Conveyance from George Burgoyne of Ware (Herts), gent and Rev Samuel Edwards of Harlington (Mx), to Gervase Elwes, esq

Capital messuage and land in Mogerhanger in Blimham (Beds)  HA 517/B19  27 Sep 1683

Contents:
Conveyance from Ralph Bromsall of Mogerhanger, esq, to Sir Gervase Elwes and Gervase Elwes

Capital messuage in Nethergate Street, Clare  HA 517/B20  1585-1683

4 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Sir Gervase Elwes from Robert Darkin of Haverhill, draper, and Thomas Crispe of Clare, clothier, 25 Dec 1683

Messuage called Brenthouse in Stoke-by-Clare, with land in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe, 1609-1690  HA 517/B21  1609-1690

6 docs

Contents:
Moon Inn in High Row, Clare, 1674
Purchased by Sir Gervase Elwes from Samuel Prime of Bildeston, get, 29 May 1690

Messuage (in part lately wasted by fire) and malthouse in Chapel  HA 517/B22  8 Nov 1691

Contents:
Street, Stoke-by-Clare
Conveyance from Thomas Sheppard of Glemsford, butcher, and others, to Sir Gervase Elwes

Parcel of the manor or lordship of Ormesby in Cleveland [Y]  HA 517/B23  1700-1709

Contents:
Mortgaged by Sir Gervase Elwes to Anne Holworthy sen of London, widow, 10 May 1700
Endorsed: assignment to Lord Hervey to attend the inheritance of Sir Hervey Elwes, 17 Aug 1709

Chapel Street Farm in Stoke-by-Clare, Wixoe and Kedington  HA 517/B24  23 Nov 1706

Contents:
Conveyance from William Edwards of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman, and Grace his wife, to Sir Hervey Elwes

Three pieces of land in Ashfield Common, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B25  1 Oct 1720

Contents:
Conveyance from Barnebas Johnson of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman to Sir Hervey Elwes

Hunwicks in Birdbrook  HA 517/B26  1653-1799

8 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Sir Hervey Elwes from Samuel Symonds Pepys of Cambridge, esq and Samuel Smith of Castle Hedingham [Ess], maltster, 27 Mar 1723

Manor of Wilsey and Wilsey Hall in Little Wratting, with lands in Little Wratting, Kedington, Haverhill, Sturmer and Bumpstead  HA 517/B26a  1619-1793

5 docs

Contents:
[Purchased by Sir Hervey Elwes from Sir Samuel Barnardiston, bt, 2 Oct 1731]

1a 20p in Great Thurlow  HA 517/B27  18 Feb 1736

Contents:
Acquired by Sir Hervey Elwes from Hon James Vernon of Great Thurlow, esq, in exchange for 5r in Great Thurlow

Capital messuage called Fishers in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe  HA 517/B28  1689-1743

5 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Sir Hervey Elwes from Ann Battely of Bury St Edmunds, widow, 2 Oct 1743

Messuage and lands in Kedington and Sturmer  HA 517/B29  1744

Contents:
Abstract of title (1655-1744) to property purchased by Sir Hervey Elwes from Joseph Polley of Bocking (Ess), yeoman, 19 Oct 1744

Messuage in Clare and land in Clare and Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B30  1740-1745

3 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Sir Hervey Elwes from Joshua Nunn of Withersfield, gent and Elizabeth his wife, 6 Jul 1745

Messuage called Stowers or Cooles in Ashen and Tilbury  HA 517/B31  1626-1745

7 docs

Contents:
Conveyance from William Plampin of Felsham, gent, and Mary his wife, to Sir Hervey Elwes, 2 Oct 1745

Messuage called Southfields in Ashen, with land in Ashen, Ovington and Tilbury, 1639-1745  HA 517/B32  1639-1745

7 docs

Contents:
Tithes of Erbury and Chilton, 1690-1693
Purchased by John Elwes from Gibson Lucas of Fornham St Martin, esq, 3 Dec 1745

Close called Deadwoman in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B33  1686-1790

5 docs

Contents:
Purchased by John Elwes from William Kedington of Long Melford, gent, 30 Mar 1790

1a in The Maple, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B34  16 Apr 1792

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare): John Elwes admitted

la in The Maple, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B35  17 Apr 1792

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Erbury): John Elwes admitted

5r in The Maple, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B36  1650-1796

5 docs

Contents:
Purchased by John Elwes from James Fenner of Stanstead, innholder and Hannah his wife, 17 Apr 1792

Messuage called Leyces and fields in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B37  15 Feb 1793

Contents:
Conveyance from John Chaplin Cornell of Stoke-by-Clare, farmer, to John Elwes

Messuage called Canhams in Stoke-by-Clare, Clare and Hundon  HA 517/B38  1796-1817

2 docs

Contents:
Mortgaged by J.T.H. Elwes to John Lay of Boxted Hall, gent, 22 Jan 1796

Round Meadow in Ashen  HA 517/B39  1768-1796

15 docs

Contents:
Purchased by J.T.H. Elwes from William Fox of Ashen, farmer, and Elizabeth his wife, 10 Oct 1796
Includes:
-copy will of Joseph Summers of Uxbridge (Mx), plumber, 1769
-copy probate of Nathan Summers of Stisted (Ess), carpenter, 1774
-copy will of Mary Milbank of Terling (Ess), widow, 1782

Close called Bushy Farmers in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B40  1711-1796

5 docs

Contents:
Purchased by J.T.H. Elwes from Humphrey Repton of Hare Street (Ess), esq, and others, 11 Oct 1796

Whissenhoe (4a) in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B41  1711-1797

7 docs

Contents:
Purchased by J.T.H. Elwes from John Fitch of Long Melford, farmer, 8 Apr 1797

Manor of Waterhall in Wixoe  HA 517/B42  1701-1797

3 docs

Contents:
[Purchased by J.T.H. Elwes from Thomas Mattingly, 26 May 1797]

Stoke Town Close, alias Poor People's Piece in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B43  1797

2 docs

Contents:
Purchased by J.T.H. Elwes from Thomas Ellet of Upper Yeldham (Ess), farmer, 1 Aug 1797
[Land subject to a payment of 80 sixpences to the poor of the parish on Plough Monday]

Messuage in Church Street, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/B44  8 Oct 1798

Contents:
Conveyance from Daniel Ling of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman, and Susan his wife, to J.T.H. Elwes

Cains Hill Farm in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe; fields, part of Burnthouse Farm in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe  HA 517/B45  1799-1806

3 docs

Contents:
Mortgaged by J.T.H. Elwes to Rev Brooke Hurlock of Dedham (Ess), 22 Aug 1799

Messuage in Ashen  HA 517/B46  27 Aug 1808

Contents:
Conveyance from Henry Rogers of Stoke-by-Clare, carpenter, to J.T.H. Elwes

ELWES FAMILY AND ESTATE RECORDS  HA 517/C  [n.d.]


Related information: See also HA 517/65-90

Contents:
Evidences of title to properties for which there is no proof of ownership by the Elwes family
The deeds are arranged in chronological order of document or last conveyance in bundle

Piece of land in field called le Redlond in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C1  1399 x 1413

Piece of land in Wixoe  HA 517/C2  1423 x 1461

Contents:
Appointment of attorney in connection with a conveyance of the property

Pieces of land in Warden's Croft in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe  HA 517/C3  1307-1481

7 docs

Contents:
Various conveyances

Pices of land in Nomenyfield in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C4  [n.d.]

5 docs

Contents:
Various conveyances
Includes:
-signature of Matthew Parker, Dean of Stoke College (and later Archbishop of Canterbury) as witness on release of 17 Sep 1543
[14th cent]-1543

Pieces of land in Chapel Field, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C5  1386-1544

8 docs

Contents:
Various conveyances

Pieces of land in Stonehall Field, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C6  1366-1558

6 docs

Contents:
Various conveyances

Pieces of land in Denefield, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C7  1434-1568

5 docs

Contents:
Various conveyances

Messuage called Rands in Ashen  HA 517/C8  18 Mar 1586

Contents:
Conveyance from Edward Smyth of Stoke Prior [Wo], gent and Anne Gilbed to Andrew Turner of the University of Cambridge

Messuage in St Paul's, Bedford  HA 517/C9  20 Oct 1588

Contents:
Conveyance from Edward Lawrence of Bedford, gent, and Mary his wife, to John Stanton of Bedford, shoemaker

Fee farm rents out of watermills in Cotterstock [Northants] and East Molesey [Sy]; watermill in Ransdale in Filing [Y]  HA 517/C10  3 Mar 1614

Contents:
Conveyance from William and George Whitmore of London, esqs to William Trigge of London, gent

Mills in Watton and Skerne [Y]; tenement in Winston (IOW)  HA 517/C11  22 Nov 1614

Contents:
Conveyance from Martin Freeman of London, esq and Edmund Sawyer of London, gent, to William Trigge of London, gent

Messuage in Ashen  HA 517/C12  1617-1618

2 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Thomas Alston of Newton, yeoman, from Henry Gridley of Ashen, yeoman and William Gridley his son, 20 Jan 1617

Watermill in manor of Molesey Matham [Sy]; cottage in Thurleston [Derbs]  HA 517/C13  1585-1620

2 docs

Contents:
Purchased by William Trigge of London, gent, from Sir James Ouchterlony and Richard Garnard, citizen and clothworker of London, 5 Aug 1620

Moiety of the Rectory of Haverhill  HA 517/C14  8 Nov 1620

Contents:
Conveyance from John Buck of London, gent, and others, to Robert Fowle of Hinxton (K), gent

Manor of Overhall in Gestingthorpe  HA 517/C15  26 Apr 1622

Contents:
Conveyance from John Sparrow, sen of Gestingthorpe, esq and others, to John Elliston, sen of Sible Hedingham, clothier and John Elliston his son

Closes in Ashen  HA 517/C16  27 Jan 1624

Contents:
Conveyance from John Tallakarne of Ashen, esq, to Henry Gridley of Ashen, yeoman

Mills in Colliweston [Northants], Deeping Market and Little Cawthorpe [Lincs] and Walton [Chesh]  HA 517/C17  17 May 1628

Contents:
Conveyance from Sir William Whitmore of Appley [Shrops] and Sir Edmund Sawyer of London to William Trigge of London, gent

Pieces of land in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C18  16 May 1629

Contents:
Enfranchisement by Willliam Trigge of London, gent (lord of the manor of Erbury) to Thomas Edwards, jun of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman, and Dorothy his wife

Messuage, 'newly built', in Kedington  HA 517/C19  10 Sep 1629

2 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Robert Smeeth of Kedington, tailor from Edward Benton of Kedington, blacksmith

6r in Bradmarsh, Ashen  HA 517/C20  31 Mar 1630

Contents:
Conveyance from Michael Cropley of Gosbeck, yeoman, to William Trigge of London, gent

Various tithes in Herefordshire; tithes and land in Malvern [Wo]; two mills in Newbury [Berks]; watermill in East Dereham [Nk]; Claret Mill in Ashen; watermills in East Deeping [Lincs]; mills in Aylton [Hunts]; land in Drayton [Som]; New Mill in Skerne [Y]  HA 517/C21  25 Jun 1630

Contents:
Setlement (to form a jointure for Rebecca Trigge) from William Trigge of London, gent, and Rebecca his wife, to Richard Turnor of Highway [Wilts], esq, and Richard Turner his son

Tenements calleed Segors and Roules, and cottage called Malyns, in Clare  HA 517/C22  1630

Contents:
Enfranchisement by William Trigge of London, gent (lord of the manor of Erbury) to Rev Thomas Humphry of Graingby [Lincs] and Nathaniel Humphry his son

'The Brawling Piece' in Meerefield, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C23  21 Jan 1631

Contents:
Conveyance from John Alby alias Brewster of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman, to John Bornes of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman

Argeants Croft in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C24  23 Apr 1631

Contents:
Conveyance from John Dawking of Birdbrook, husbandman, to John Allen of Horsum Hall in Helions Bumpstead, gent

Piece of land in Stone Mell Field, Kedington  HA 517/C25  1632-1633

2 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Katharyne Smeeth of Poake Mill, Sturmer, widow, from Frances Chapman of Kedington Hamlet, 26 Sep 1633
Includes:
-probate of Robert Smith of Sturmer, tailor (Archdeaconry of Middlesex), 1632

Messuage in Ashen  HA 517/C26  12 Nov 1633

Contents:
Conveyance from John Tallakarne, gent, and Martha his wife, to Walter Derestey, gent

Carter's Croft in Kedington  HA 517/C27  1629-1635

3 docs

Contents:
Purchased by John Alders of Haverhill, tallow-chandler from Nicholas Waltham alias Tanner of Kedington, yeoman, Robert Agnis alias Smith of Stoke-by-Clare, baker and Dorothy Agnis alias Smith, 2 Mar 1635

Three messuages in Great Thurlow  HA 517/C28  20 May 1635

Contents:
Conveyance from William Bladwell of Swanington (Nk), esq and others, to Thomas Jaggard of Great Thurlow, draper

Penny Plot in Sturmer  HA 517/C29  30 Jan 1638

Contents:
Bond to perform covenants in conveyance from William Hale of Sturmer, husbandman, to George Allen of Sturmer, yeoman

Two pieces of arable land in Windmill Field, Kedington  HA 517/C30  6 Oct 1638

Contents:
Conveyance from Elizabeth Agnes alias Smith of Kedington, spinster, to Thomas Smeeth of Sturmer, yeoman

2a called Turners in Chapelfield, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C31  4 May 1641

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Erbury): Samuel Edwards

Piece of land in Mearefield, Kedington  HA 517/C32  8 May 1641

Contents:
Conveyance from Edmund Phillips of Sturmer to Millicent Linton of Kedington

Manor of Marescalls alias Langleys in Much Waltham, Little Waltham and Pleshey (Ess); Marescall's watermill in Much Waltham  HA 517/C33  3 May 1644

Contents:
To be settled by Sir Richard Everard, bt of Langley's, Much Waltham on Arthur Wilson of Felsted, gent and Henry Cutts of the Middle Temple, gent

3 messuages (formerly 1) in Kedington, Great Wratting and Little Wratting  HA 517/C34  2 Aug 1644

Contents:
Conveyance from George Allen of Sturmer, yeoman, Michael Allen of Sturmer, yeoman and Thomas Allen of Belchamp St Paul, yeoman, to John Allen of Sturmer, husbandman

5a of meadow in Helions Bumpstead  HA 517/C35  24 Jan 1647

Contents:
Conveyance from Henry Bentley of Helions Bumpstead, yeoman, to William Richardson of Steeple Bumpstead, carrier

Land in Fornham Field and elsewhere in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C36  13 Nov 1647

Contents:
Conveyance from Henry Barnard of the City of London, merchant, to Henry Crosby of Birdbrook, yeoman, Artemus Hynd of Cambridge, tanner and Robert Ibbott of Cambridge, chandler

1a called Fowleslowe in Kedington  HA 517/C37  1 Feb 1649

Contents:
Conveyance from Millicent Lynton of Kedington, tailor, to John Marsh of Kedington

Close called Hardleys, with messuage, in Kedington  HA 517/C38  1630-1651

4 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Nathaniel Parker of Grays Inn, esq, from Sir Thomas Soame of London, 26 May 1651

Number not used  HA 517/C39  [n.d.]

Messuage in Kedington  HA 517/C40  25 Dec 1651

Contents:
Conveyance from John Alders of Haverhill, tallow-chandler, to William Smeeth of Sturmer, yeoman

Boylands or Baythorne Hall Meadow in Ashen and Ridgewell  HA 517/C41  6 Oct 1652

Contents:
Conveyance from John Pledger of Ashen, yeoman, to William Trigg of Chiswick (Mx), esq

Manor of Giffords in Wickhambrook, Depden, Hawkedon, Denston, Poslingford, Stradishall, Stansfield, Clare, Stoke-by-Clare, Cavendish and Hundon  HA 517/C42  22 May 1654

Contents:
Marriage settlement of Richard Cutts of Clare and Elizabeth Poulett of Milverton [Som]

7 pieces of wood in Pentlow and Belchamp St Paul  HA 517/C42a  1 Aug 1660

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage from Anthony Smyth of Bury St Edmunds, gent, to Edward Bourne of Bury St Edmunds, gent

Land called The Moores in Ashen  HA 517/C43  14 Dec 1661

Contents:
Conveyance from Richard Pepys of Ashen, esq, to John Merrills of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman

40a in Ashen and Foxearth  HA 517/C44  16 Apr 1664

Contents:
Conveyance from Sir Giles Barnardiston and Philippa his wife, and William Welford and Elizabeth his wife, to Richard Bullock

Gylotts in Helions Bumpstead  HA 517/C45  26 Apr 1664

Contents:
To be conveyed from Samuel Stubbing of Birdbrook, yeoman, and Anne his wife, to Edmund Stubbing of Helions Bumpstead, gent

Messuage called Sages and 12a land in Helions Bumpstead  HA 517/C46  1 Jan 1667

Contents:
Mortgage by Samuel Stubbing of Helions Bumpstead, yeoman, to Penelope Hayes of Ray [Bks], widow

Messuage and fields in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C47  1667-1668

Contents:
Conveyance from Samuel Edwards of Stoke-by-Clare to John Barker of the Middle Temple, gent, 23 Dec 1667

3 pieces of land in Mellpost in Ashen  HA 517/C48  31 Mar 1668

Contents:
Conveyance from Richard Pepys of Ashen, esq, to John Merrills of Ashen, clothier

Gibbons Close in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C49  8 Feb 1669

Contents:
Mortgage by Rev Samuel Edwards of Stoke-by-Clare to Sir Gervase Elwes

Manor of Aldham [Ess]  HA 517/C50  18 Feb 1669

Contents:
Marriage settlement of Henry Glascock of Kelvedon Hatch [Ess] and Mary his wife

Messuage called Payne's in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C51  [n.d.]

2 docs

Contents:
Copies court roll (manors of Stoke-by-Clare and Erbury): Samuel Bridge admitted
4, 5 Oct 1669

3 pieces of land in Westfield in Kedington and Haverhill  HA 517/C52  20 Jan 1670

2 docs

Contents:
Purchased by William Hurst of Haverhill, gent, from Samuel Strutton of Sturmer, yeoman, and Susan his wife

Messuage in Ashen  HA 517/C53  1671

Contents:
Conveyance from Richard Dansey and Sarah his wife, to Edmund Plume, gent

Messuage and fields in Great Thurlow  HA 517/C54  10 Apr 1673

Contents:
To be conveyed from Thomas Jaggard of Great Thurlow, draper, and Frances his wife, to John Hutchinson of Haverhill, gent, and Gilbert Jaggard of Haverhill, draper

Hinkingman's Croft in Ashen  HA 517/C55  1647-1671

3 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Richard Cutts of Clare, esq, from Thomas Bullock of Foxearth, yeoman, 13 Oct 1674

Land in Little Warley [Ess]  HA 517/C56  30 May 1675

Contents:
Conveyance from Richard Beare, gent, and Eleanor his wife, to Henry Sanders, gent

Close called Calcroft in Ashen  HA 517/C57  1678

6 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Robert Marleton of Hawkedon, yeoman, from Giles Barnardiston, sen, of Clare, esq, 21 Mar 1678

Flash Meadow in Ashen  HA 517/C58  1574-1678

4 docs

Contents:
Mortgaged by Timothy Felton of Ovington, esq, and Elizabeth Farr of Lavenham, widow, to Thomas Bowyer of Stradishall, singleman, 26 Oct 1678

Messuage in Great Thurlow  HA 517/C59  31 Oct 1678

Contents:
Mortgage by Thomas Jaggard of Great Thurlow, draper, to John Hutchinson of Haverhill, gent

Messuage in Market Place, Clare, and Samson's Meadow in Wixoe  HA 517/C60  1679

2 docs

Contents:
To be conveyed from Lewis Plumbe of Clare, carrier, to Giles Barnardiston jun of Clare, gent, and William Blewitt of Birdbrook, innholder

1r in Gestingthorpe  HA 517/C61  3 Jun 1680

Contents:
Conveyance from William Sparrow of Sible Hedingham, gent, to Sir John Sparrow of Gestingthorpe

The Moors in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C62  1683-1737

4 docs

Contents:
Copies court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare): Edward Johnson admitted, 16 Apr 1683

Advowson of Gestingthorpe  HA 517/C63  12 Mar 1686

Contents:
Mortgage by Sir John Sparrow of Gestingthorpe and Peter Wallis, Citizen and Vintner of London, to Richard Waring of the Middle Temple, London, gent

3 messuages in Halstead and Stambourne  HA 517/C64  1687

Contents:
Conveyance from Henry Ardley and Margaret his wife, and others, to Thomas Fisher

Boxen Hardells and Rokefield in Dengey  HA 517/C65  1591-1687

9 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Thomas Stephens of St Andrews, Holborn, gent, from James Master of Yokes in Mereworth (K), and Frances his wife, 17 Feb 1687

Moor Mill, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C66  1662-1692

5 docs

Contents:
Purhased by Samuel Colling of Stoke-by-Clare, millwright, from John Robinson of Stoke-by-Clare, miller, 24 Jun 1688

3a 1r in close called Stone Hill, in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe  HA 517/C67  1 Jan 1689

Contents:
Conveyance from Richard Smyth of Stoke-by-Clare, clothier, to John Jennings, sen, of Stoke-by-Clare, collarmaker

Newfield and other closes in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C68  29 Aug 1689

Contents:
Mortgage by Samuel Prime of Bildeston, gent, to Sir Gervase Elwes

1a 1r in Stonehill Field, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C69  28 Apr 1690

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare): John Jennings admitted

Warefield and messuage thereon in Ashen  HA 517/C70  1687-1727

6 docs

Contents:
Purchased by the 8 sons and 1 daughter of the late Robert Marlton of Hawkedon, yeoman, from Edmond Plume of Hawkedon, gent, 14 Nov 1688
Includes:
-abstract of title (1606-1727)
-will of William Marleton of Lawshall, wheelwright, 1688

Rectory and tithes of Gestingthorpe  HA 517/C71  25 Jan 1694

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage from John Morley and Nicholas Marriott of South Halsted [Ess], gents, to Henry Rodbourne of St Giles in the Fields [Mx], gent

Messuage in Church Street, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C72  22 Aug 1694

Contents:
Conveyance from Christopher Layer of Booton [Nk], esq to John Bridge of Stoke-by-Clare, clothier

3r in Ashfield in Wixoe  HA 517/C73  20 Jul 1696

Contents:
Conveyance from Stephen Jay of Stoke-by-Clare, to Waldegrave Sidey of Little Yeldham [Ess], gent

Lands in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C74  12 Apr 1697

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare): Isaac King admitted

Meilfields in Ashen  HA 517/C75  20 Dec 1704

Contents:
Conveyance from James Smith of Stoke-by-Clare, grocer, Mary his wife and Thomas Stubbing of Castle Hedingham [Ess], grocer, to Robert Newman of Belchamp Walter, gent

1a in Millfield in Ashen  HA 517/C76  24 Jan 1706

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Claret Hall): Robert Newman admitted

Two messuages adjoining Stonehall in Nethergate Street, Clare  HA 517/C77  20 Jun 1710

Contents:
Conveyance from Thomas Lovett of Kedington, yeoman to Anne Smith of Lidgate, spinster

Lime kiln in Gestingthorpe  HA 517/C78  1710-1711

2 docs

Contents:
Purchased by John Morley sen of Halsted [Ess], gent, and his son John of Halsted, saymaker, from John Richardson of Witham [Ess], gent, 21 Aug 1711

Messuage 'now used for a school' in Hundon  HA 517/C79  20 Oct 1718

Contents:
Mortgage by John Underwood of Hundon, yeoman, to John Pitches of Hundon, yeoman

3 pieces of land in Ashfield Common, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C80  30 Sep 1720

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage by William Barnard of Braintree [Ess], gent and Barnabas Johnson of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman, to Sir Hervey Elwes

Messuage called Clements in Ashen  HA 517/C81  1652-1720

4 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Thomas Merrills, sen, of Ashen, clothier, from James Walsingham of Little Chesterford [Ess], esq, 10 Nov 1720
Includes:
-marriage settlement of Thomas Merrells of Ashen and Elizabeth Hall of Sudbury, 1694

Messuage called Benges in Dengey [Ess]  HA 517/C82  1633-1723

6 docs

Contents:
Copies court roll (manor of Dengey Hall): Robert Stephens and Martha his wife admitted, 27 Mar 1723

Messuage in Chapel Street, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C83  29 Oct 1726

Contents:
Conveyance from Sarah Taylor of Stoke-by-Clare, spinster, to Thomas Sadler of Stoke-by-Clare, labourer

Two cottages in Haverhill and land in Sturmer and Haverhill  HA 517/C84  1735

Contents:
Abstract of title (1725-1735)

Moiety of 15a 1r 1p in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C85  12 Apr 1743

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Erbury): Anne Battley admitted

Two pieces of land in Stoke-by-Clare and Wixoe  HA 517/C86  22 Apr 1751

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare): Ann Jennings admitted

½a in Cake Street, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C87  11 Oct 1762

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare), John Ling admitted

Cobbs Tenement in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C88  1760-1764

2 docs

Contents:
Copies court roll (manor of Erbury): John Fitch admitted, 1 May 1764

Close called Wyddigate in Boyton Field, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C89  1685-1773

3 docs

Contents:
Purchased by George Jennings of Tilbury [Ess], yeoman, from Henry Jennings of Hertford, breeches-maker, 21 Oct 1773

Manor of Stoke alias Scarborows in Stoke-by-Clare and Clare  HA 517/C90  1770-1777

4 docs

Contents:
Purchased by Daniel Golding of Clare, farmer and butcher, from Sir Robert Bernard of Graffham [Hunts], bart, 29 Aug 1777

Piece of land in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C91  4 Apr 1796

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare): Daniel Ling admitted

Double tenement in Cake Street, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C92  12 May 1797

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare): Samuel Ling admitted

1a meadow in Cake Street, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C93  9 Oct 1798

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare): absolute surrender by Samuel Ling

Messuage in Ashen  HA 517/C94  8 Feb 1806

Contents:
Conveyance from Thomas Purkis, Private in the West Suffolk Militia, to Henry Rogers

1a 1r Stone Hill Field, Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/C95  11 Oct 1819

Contents:
Copy court roll (manor of Stoke-by-Clare): absolute surrender by George Pyke

Elwes and Stoke College estates: records of estate administration  HA 517/D  [n.d.]

Leases  HA 517/D1-15  [n.d.]

Manor of Curpayles and land in Sturmer  HA 517/D1  17 Apr 1634

Contents:
Mary Mathew of St Martin in the Fields (Mx), widow, to Thomas Smeeth of Sturmer, yeoman
3 years

Manor of Curpayles and land in Sturmer  HA 517/D2  17 May 1634

Contents:
Mary Mathew of St Martin in the Fields [Mx], widow, to Thomas Smeeth of Sturmer, yeoman
3 years

Claret Hall watermill in Ashen  HA 517/D3  7 Oct 1636

Contents:
William Trigg of London, gent, to William Candler of Clare, miller
21 years

Four watermills in Market Deeping [Lincs]  HA 517/D4  24 May 1667

Contents:
Sir Gervase Elwes to William Hawkins of Market Deeping, miller
3 years

Site of manor, capital messuage and farm called Waterhall in Wixoe, Stoke-by-Clare, Hundon, Birdbrook and Sturmer  HA 517/D5  26 Apr 1670

Contents:
Sir William Palmer of Wardenstreet [Beds] to Richard Rayment of Ashen, yeoman
4 years

Three closes called Parkmead in Drayton [Som]  HA 517/D6  20 May 1693

Contents:
Sir Gervase Elwes to George Case of Bryanstone [Dorset], gent
99 years

Claret Hall in Ashen  HA 517/D7  20 Jan 1708

Contents:
Sir Hervey Elwes to Thomas Smith of Ashen, yeoman
15 years

Rectory of Gestingthorpe  HA 517/D8  6 May 1732

Contents:
John Bullock of Dynes Hall, Great Maplestead [Ess], esq, to Sir Hervey Elwes
Assignment of 15 years

Cannam's farm in Stoke-by-Clare  HA 517/D9  31 Jan 1748

Contents:
Sir Hervey Elwes to Joseph Harrison of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman
21 years

Site of Claret Hall and land in Ashen, Ovington and Clare  HA 517/D10  10 Apr 1748

Contents:
Sir Hervey Elwes to Robert Poole of Ashen, yeoman
21 years

As /D10  HA 517/D11  [n.d.]

Contents:
(counterpart)

Stower Farm in Ashen and Tilbury  HA 517/D12  5 Feb 1762

Contents:
Sir Hervey Elwes to William White of Ashen, yeoman
15 years

Hunwicks in Birdbrook  HA 517/D13  21 Mar 1763

Contents:
Sir Hervey Elwes to Joseph Smoothy of Birdbrook, farmer
21 years

Burnthouse in Stoke-by-Clare, Wixoe and Ashen  HA 517/D14  21 Mar 1763

Contents:
Sir Hervey Elwes to Thomas Golden of Stoke-by-Clare, farmer
21 years

Pasture called The Bailey in Clare  HA 517/D15  8 Apr 1771

Contents:
John Elwes to William Shrive of Clare, gent
21 years

Other estate records  HA 517/D16-21  [n.d.]

Bill for work done by Robert Miller, carpenter, for John Elwes  HA 517/D16  20 Jul 1775

Summary schedule of the estates of John Timms in Essex and Suffolk  HA 517/D17  n.d.[1789 x 1793]

Receipted bills for expenditure by J.T.H. Elwes  HA 517/D18  1792-1794

Insurance policy:  HA 517/D19  25 Dec 1795

Contents:
farmhouse called Lands in Ashen (with stock and out-houses); The Workhouse and two other houses in Stoke-by-Clare

Insurance policy:  HA 517/D20  25 Dec 1796

Contents:
Chapel Street Farm, Stoke-by-Clare

Certificate for redemption of Land Tax on properties in Stoke-by-Clare, Hundon, Clare, Wixoe, Kedington, Little Wratting and Great Thurlow (total 2244a)  HA 517/D21  7 Mar 1799

ELWES FAMILY AND ESTATE RECORDS  HA 517/E  [n.d.]

Contents:
Elwes family: probate and settlement

Marriage settlement  HA 517/E1  27 Feb 1651

Contents:
Sir Gervae Elwes of London and Amy Trigg, daughter and heiress of William Trigg of Chiswick [Mx], esq
Manors of Ormesby [Y], Stoke-by-Clare and Erbury in Stoke-by-Clare, Claret Hall in Ashen; lands in Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Somerset, Hereford and Yorkshire

Probate copy will of Sir Gervase Elwes, bt (PCC)  HA 517/E2  25 Oct 1706

Contents:
Signed 24 Sep 1678

Copy of /E2  HA 517/E3  [n.d.]

'Agreement for settling Mrs Timms' portion'  HA 517/E4  27 Jan 1734

Contents:
(viz. £4000 due to Amy Timms, née Maggott, under the wills of her father and aunt)

ELWES FAMILY AND ESTATE RECORDS  HA 517/F  (d.1789)

Contents:
Elwes family: dispute over the inheritance of the estates of John Maggott Elwes
John Timms [John Timms Hervey Elwes from 1793] was a great-nephew of John Maggott Elwes. He disputed the inheritance with John and George Elwes, natural sons of John Maggott Elwes by Elizabeth Morren, a maid-servant at his Berkshire estate.
Under an agreement in 1796, J.T.H. Elwes received the Stoke College estate in return for giving up any claims to the estates of John Maggott Elwes in Berkshire and Gloucestershire.

Copy probate of John Elwes of Stoke-by-Clare, esq (PCC)  HA 517/F1  27 Nov 1789

Contents:
Signed 6 Aug 1786

Papers in Timms v. Elwes and Elwes (in Chancery)  HA 517/F2  1789-1794

Releases of claims by George Elwes and John Elwes to John Timms Hervey Elwes, relating to all lands lately belonging to John Maggott Elwes and formerly to Sir Hervey Elwes and Sir Gervase Elwes  HA 517/F3  1 Aug 1796

5 docs

ELWES FAMILY AND ESTATE RECORDS  HA 517/G  [n.d.]

Contents:
Elwes family: miscellaneous

Sir Gervase Elwes, quietus as sheriff of Suffolk  HA 517/G1  6 Jul 1661

Declaration that £1500 of two sums of £1500 and £7000 raised in mortgage of various properties in Yorkshire is to belong to Sir Gervase Elwes  HA 517/G2  4 Jul 1686

Assignments of bond in £700 made by Sir Gervase Elwes on 13 May 1686  HA 517/G3  1687-1690

3 docs

Bond by Sir Gervase Elwes to Sarah Bond of London, widow, to pay £3150 as laid down in a mortgage of even date  HA 517/G4  26 May 1704

Counterpart assignment of judgement in Kings Bench for £4000, obtained by Sir Gervase Elwes and Sir John Elwes in 1693 against George Hitchcock  HA 517/G5  1 Apr 1730

Contents:
Sir Hervey Elwes to Brearcliffe Stonehewer of London, merchant and Katherine his wife, and Eleanor Lee of London, spinster

Stoke College  HA 517/H  [n.d.]

Account book of receipts of rents and payments  HA 517/H1  1533-1537

Probate:  HA 517/I  [n.d.]

Contents:
families other than Elwes
Arranged in alphabetical order

Will of Henry Berkley of Richmond [Sy], esq  HA 517/I1  26 Jul 1749

Will of Ralph Bridge of Stoke-by-Clare, yeoman  HA 517/I2  22 May 1660

Will of Robert Cheap, sen, of Little Mapstead [Ess], edgetoolmaker  HA 517/I3  19 Jul 1652

Probate copy will of Arthur Garrold alias Butcher of Lavenham, yeoman  HA 517/I4  15 Mar 1655

Contents:
Signed 26 Apr 1654

Probate copy will of Rev Edmond Hammond of Stoke-by-Clare (Archdeaconry of Middlesex)  HA 517/I5  9 May 1632

Contents:
Signed 4 Jan 1631

Extract from will of John Ling of Stoke-by-Clare, butcher (PCC)  HA 517/I6  23 Feb 1796

Probate copy will of James Mathews of St Martins [Mx], gent (PCC)  HA 517/I7  14 Mar 1634

Contents:
Signed 2 Sep 1633

Probate copy will of Dame Dorothea Myddelton of Long Melford (PCC)  HA 517/I8  9 Feb 1701

Contents:
Signed 20 Mar 1700

Copy will of Samuel Pepys of Steeple Bumpstead, gent (Archdeaconry of Middlesex)  HA 517/I9  18 Jan 1706

Contents:
Signed 28 Sep 1705

Copy will of Samuel Ralling of Clare, farmer  HA 517/I10  7 Sep 1743

Contents:
Signed 5 Feb 1742

Receipt for legacies received under the will of Robert Rist of Castle Hedingham [Ess] and release of further claims  HA 517/I11  29 Oct 1776

Probate inventory of Lenton Russell of Lavenham  HA 517/I12  27 May 1619

Probate copy will of Andrew Turner of Bury St Edmunds, Doctor of Physic  HA 517/I13  10 Oct 1623

Contents:
Signed 15 Sep 1621

Miscellaneous  HA 517/J  [n.d.]

[no title]  HA 517/J1  12 Feb 1629

Source of acquisition: Appointment of William Bridge and Thomas Hayes as attornies for Henry Barnard sen, in connection with a conveyance of messuages (no details given) on 2 Feb 1629


Letter from Rev M. Cooke to John Morley  HA 517/J2  10 Feb 1704

Contents:
Enclosing copy of writer's letters of institution

Copy declaration by nine parishioners that Rev Moses Cooke, Rector of Gestingthorpe was read in and made the necessary declarations  HA 517/J3  6 May 1705

Declaration by the Bishop of London that Rev Matthew Bell, Rector of Gestingthorpe, had subscribed to the 39 Articles  HA 517/J4  3 Sep 1733

Acknowledgement by Frances St John that she was paid £3500 by the late Sir John Bernard under trusts created by the marriage settlement of Francis St John and Mary Gould (1712)  HA 517/J5  18 Jul 1770

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