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Reference AH 1-AH 2821
Covering dates c1263-1860
Held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Extent 13 series
Archival history The descent of the property is somewhat complex and is best illustrated by the family tree. On the third Duke's death in 1803, the estate and archives were divided; the bulk of the latter passing to his nephew, ancestor of the Earl of Ellesmere, who, after the trust ended in 1908, sold them, with the Duke's famous picture gallery to Henry E. Huntingdon, founder of the Library at San Marino, California, where they remain. [See Archives Vol. 6, 1963 for brief description]
Documents relating to the estates devised to the Duke's cousin, the 7th Earl of Bridgewater, were returned to Ashridge and remained there until that estate was sold in 1927 by the late Lord Brownlow's trustees, whereupon those of the Salop estates were transferred to the estate office at Ellesmere and are now in the Salop County Record Office. Accession 419 went to the family seat of Belton and the remainder were divided between the Record Offices of Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire.
Source of acquisition The estates of the Earls of Bridgewater were inherited by the Lords Brownlow in the nineteenth century and this collection comprises the surviving family papers, with deeds of land in the park at Ashridge and near Berkhamsted Common retained when Ashridge House itself and most of the estate was sold in 1927 (Accession 419). This accession Lord Brownlow has presented to the County Record Office to supplement his previous gift of deeds and estate records made in 1927 (Ashridge I Collection). A box of exhibits and papers relating to the famous Berkhamsted Common Case, which Nicholl Manisty & Co., the former trust lawyers, discovered when they moved office and sent to Lord Brownlow, was subsequently presented (Accession 715). Family letters remaining at Belton House near Grantham were microfilmed for the use of a student (Accession PC 18). To Lord Brownlow's gifts has been added a number of maps acquired through Mr. Vicars Bell from the old Ashridge estate office, having lain in an attic for thirty years (Accession 412). Lady Marianne Alford's pamphlet on the Berkhamsted Common Case was purchased (Accession 797) together with photostats of one or two Rentals which survive in the Brackley collection of Lord Ellesmere in the Northamptonshire Record Office (distinguished in the schedule as 'photostats').
Copies information The microfilms PC 18 are not calendared in detail and consist of bundle of letters and papers containing material of the 2nd Duke and a bound volume of letters to the 8th Earl concerning his publications.
Creators Egerton family, Earls of Bridgewater; Cust family, Barons Brownlow
Related information All papers formerly at Belton are now held at Lincolnshire Archives

Contents:
Comprising title deeds, estate papers, maps, family settlements, correspondence and miscellaneous papers of the Ashridge and Berkhamsted estates of the Egerton family, Earls and Dukes of Bridgewater and the Cust family, Barons Brownlow, 13th - 19th.
Although the collection is far from complete, there are few members of the family who are not represented.
Thomas, Lord Chancellor Egerton's holograph cartulary records his first investments in land, while the Great Settlement, damaged though it is, shows the wide estates acquired in thirty years of high office and by the dynastic marriage of himself as Lord Keeper and Alice, Countess of Derby, and of his son, John the first Earl, to Lady Frances Stanley, her daughter and co-heiress of Ferdinando, Lord Strange and Earl of Derby. The mid-seventeenth century estate correspondence shows the careful estate management necessary to control the Great Debt (incurred mainly through the collapse of the trading empire of the 1st Earl's son-in-law, Sir William Courteen junior, under the attack of the Dutch).
Of state papers there are few, but the copy mandate restoring the Norfolk lands to the brothers Howard in 1601, endorsed as expedited at the special request of Sir Robert Cecil, throws light on the negotiations of that stormy year and the building of the alliance which brought about the peaceful accession of James I.
The canal building 3rd Duke and his career as the first 'Manchester Man' and a great civil engineer is sketched in a brief series of papers which cover all his activities and include his later bank books.
The archives of the junior branch of the family, descended from the 1st Duke's brother, Henry, Bishop of Hereford, are even less complete:- A series of the Bishop's charges to his clergy and notes on Newton's later writings; a bundle of letters to his younger son, Henry, Archdeacon of Derby, a prebendary of Durham and a long correspondence between the next-of-kin of Francis Henry, 8th and last Earl, redrawing his will with its handsom charitable legacies, not least of which was the endowment of the British Museum with the Egerton MSS Fund, may be mentioned.
The activities of the long lived Bridgewater Trust, which managed the estates from the death of the 7th Earl of Bridgewater until the majority of Adelbert Wellington Hume-Cust, Earl Brownlow, are shown by an (unfortunately very small) series of account books, a model of their type.
The 7th Earl and his trustees bought up much surrounding land, including virtually the whole of Berkhamsted, and an ill-advised attempt to approve rather than inclose, the common there lead to the famous lawsuit and the Commons Act, 1860.
The break up of the estate came before the current interest in estate records and virtually nothing survives of these for the last hundred years.



Deeds of nineteenth century Purchases re Berkhamsted Common  [no ref. or date]

Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

A half yearly rental of the Chapel of St. John the Baptist at Berkhamsted.  AH 1  25th March 1535

Contents:
(This has been twice revised by the addition of names of new tenants, e.g. "the brother wardens" have been replaced by "Mr. ------- Scolmaster").
? Lettryes, Clarke's house at the town's end, The Bull (noted as sold to Mr. J. Waterhouse). 6 people pay rent for mills including "both the mills in Berhamsted". Other property is not named.
There were the lands of the brotherhood of St. John the Baptist which were appropriated to the support of Berkhamsted School in the 1520's, being either given by the Brotherhood or purchased from them by John Incent. At the same time Dean Incent settled his own property on the school. It appears, from an Elizabethan account of the foundation, that the whole estate was from that time known as the Brotherhood lands so that this rental may include some of the Dean's inherited property.
Other personal names.
Endorsements - Rentale de Barkhamsted.

Note of certainty money payable to Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 2  [1761]

Contents:
Payments at Aldbury Court from Albury Town, Longmarston, Gubblecott, Chedington, Norcott cum Lee, Dunsley and Pendley cum Grove, Wigginton, Drayton Beauchamp, Helsthorp, Bestlow and Naldwick.
Payments at Northchurch Court from Halimot of Northchurch, Wilstern and Miswell.
Payments at Barkhamsted Court from Burrough of Barkhamsted.

Note of the rents and other monies payable to the honour of Berkhamsted from the manor of Berkhamsted and from about 50 townships in Herts., Bucks., and Northants (not named).  AH 3  June 1762

Letter.  AH 4a  2nd January 1812

Contents:
John Ford to John William, Earl of Bridgewater, concerning the tenancy of some land and the matter of Berkhamsted School: with a copy of a Memorial to the Visitor - All Souls, Oxford, requesting a visitation as the school has become a sinecure and the lands are leased at fines and not at a rack rent. Grammar is not required by the scholars: and an extract of the foundation documents.

Correspondence re proposed exchange of land between Lord Brownlow and Berkhamsted School.  AH 4-8  30th April - 12th May 1866

Contents:
Includes references to struggle over common
William Paxton to Lord William Crompton; Grover and Stocken to William Paxton.
Signatures - Wm. Paxton
Grover and Stocken

Berkhamsted Place  [no ref. or date]

Abstract of title from 1776.  AH 9  1806

Contents:
John Rooper esq.
Mansion called the New House, with castle, park, demesne, farms and lands, and Upper and Lower Mills, 1598a. 3r. 7p. 1776 description; Park lately separated from ancient park of Berkhamsted, 376a. divided into closes and known as Berkhamsted Park, also mansion house, residue of ancient park without the (present) park. Upper and Lower Mills.
Lords Mead, Northchurch, 8a., abutting north on highway to Aylesbury, south and east on Broad Butt Meer, north on Southeads land, Ally's Head 6a. 3p. in Berkhamsted, abutting north on highway and Newman's meadow, south and east on meadow of Pithin, 4 closes called Castle Fields, 82a. arable and 6a. meadow, occupier Baldwin, 7 parcels called Castle Fields 81a., 2a meadow, occupier Haynes, 5 parcels called Castle Fields 80a. arable and 6a. meadow, occupier Edlyn, meadow in lordship of Berkhamsted called Hogsmore or Frogsmore next to Castle Mill 3a., abutting on highway called Water Lane adjoining to rivulet called the Common Stream leading to the Mill on north and south on meadow late Haynes, meadow called Chappell Mead 1a. 3r. abutting south on highway to Northchurch, West on St. James' Well, north on rivulet called St. James' stream, Clarks mead, Stable Mead, Gt. Stable Mead and Lt. Stable Mead adjacent to the park.
All held under lease from the Duke of Cornwall.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Signature - Tho. Chippendale, Inner Temple.

Lease for 10 years from 29th July 1836, to follow term of 10 years from 29th July 1826 now vested in Bridgewater.; George Augustus Frederick, Prince of Wales, to John William, Earl of Bridgewater.  AH 10  16th January 1816

Seals - Privy seal of Prince of Wales.

Contents:
Mansion house called New House with castle, park, demesnes, farms, Upper and Lower Mill belonging to manor of Berkhamsted, 1598a. 3r. 7p. in tenancy of John Rooper esq.

Copy of Will.  AH 11  30th January 1702

Contents:
John Seeling, Berkhamsted St. Peter, yeoman, to George Topping and James Paine in trust for wife Judith, and children, George, Anne, Judith, Frances, Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary.
Messuage in Berkhamsted occupied by Cooper, abutting east on tenement of Topping, west on tenement of Whelpeley, south on High Street, messuage at Whitehill occupied by Goodman.
Witnesses - John Babb
John Randall
James Judge

Copy of lease for a year.  AH 12  14th April 1721

Contents:
James Paine of Berkhamsted St. Peter, maltster, trustee of John Seeling, deceased, to Jonathan Wedmore of Chesham, draper.
Messuage in Berkhamsted St. Peter divided into two, occupied by Widmore and White, abutting south on High Street, east on Widow Topping, west on Widow Whelpley.
Witnesses - Benjamin Morley
John Duncombe

Copy of indenture of Fine.  AH 13  1722

Contents:
Charles Abington, gent., Matthew Littleton and John White junior, quer. Joseph Munn and Sara his wife, William Adams and wife Mary, John Widmer and wife Mary, deforc.
Cottage, garden, orchard, 2 acres land, half of 3 messuages in Tring, Wilstone and Berkhamsted St. Peter.
Ascension 8 Geo. I

Copy of Will.  AH 14  15th June 1770

Contents:
Thomas Bray of Berkhamsted St. Peter, maltster, to Edw. Briscoe, Daniel Bates, John Warner, Ann Warner, John Bray. Close in Berkhamsted S.M., 2a. 1r., abutting north on stream, west on Chittoe, south on highway, east on Dorrien Close near Grubbs Lane, Berkhamsted St. Peter, 1a., Cottage in Berkhamsted High Street occupied by Shakespeare, messuage and malthouse in Berkhamsted St. Peter, 10a. in Broadway Common and adjoining field, 1a. at Bank Mill by the stream, Berkhamsted S.M.
Witnesses - P. Wilkinson, jun.
John Shakespeare
Thos. Wilkinson, son.

Indentures of Lease and Release and copy.  AH 15-18  16th and 17th November 1781

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax.

Contents:
Elizabeth Lamport of Wooburn, Beds., spinster, devisee of John White, deceased, to John Tomlin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, draper.
Messuage near the Market place, occupied by Wilford, abutting west on the Bell, occupied by Beck, east on Garretts messuage, south on highway, cottage in Back Lane occupied by Norwood, abutting east on Johnson, north and west on Row.
Piece of arable in Broadway, etc.
Witnesses - Sarah Turney
Samuel Herbert
Signature - Elizabeth Lamport.
Endorsements - Receipt for £92 consideration money.

Probate of Will.  AH 19  1813, 1828

Seals - P.C.C. (detached).

Contents:
Sarah Tomlin to son, Rev. James Tomlin, son, William Tomlin.
Leasehold house held of Grammar School, occupied by Prudames, and all casks and vessels belonging to the brewery in his occupation. Messuage and farm in kings Langley called Bulstrode.
Witnesses - B. Cunningham
George Groom.
Will 4th September 1813
Proved 12th February 1828

Attested copy of indentures of lease, and release.  AH 20-21  24th and 25th March 1828

Contents:
1) Rev. James Tomlin of Bulstrode Farm, Kings Langley; 2) William Tomlin esq. of Berkhamsted St. Peter; 3) James Duncombe of Clements Inn, gent. Messuage now divided into 2 cottages, late occupied by Cooling and Bourne in Berkhamsted St. Peter near the Market House, abutting south-east on other messuage of Tomlin occupied by Hawes, north-west on messuage Rate Sutton then Hawes, south-west on high street (now occupied by Tomlin as brewhouse) (fuller description given). Garden, orchard and ground in Castle Street occupied by Tomlin, messuage and malting house in Berkhamsted occupied by Paine then Hawes, abutting east on Water Lane, west on Pope and Sutton, north on St. James' Stream, south on High Street, messuage formerly called Old George Rose's house, now the Goat divided into two with yard and butcher's slaughterhouse, abutting north on High Street, east and south on meadow late Bland now Duncombe, west on cottage late Rolph. Messuage called Rose and Crown at Hawridge, Bucks. and 3a. Messuage in Northchurch formerly the Swan now the George, occupied by Manton. Piece of ground against Northchurch Church abutting west on the George, north on highway, 64ft. x 47ft. 5a. 2r. 19p. in Broadway Common Field (boundaries given), Northchurch, Lt. Mead 2r. 12p. abutting south-west on highway to Hempstead, 4a. arable in Gt. Millfield abutting west on way dividing Berkhamsted and Northchurch [Gravel Path]. Piece of arable in Broadwood common field abutting north-east on footpath to Little Heath, south-west on Grand Junction Canal. Copyhold. Messuage near Market House called the Bell and as in No. AH 96. Other personal names.
Witnesses - Tho. Myers
John Wall

Copy of will.  AH 22  9th April 1828

Contents:
Rev. James Tomlin of Bulstrode Farm, Kings Langley, to nieces, Mary Ann Tomlin and Emily Tomlin (and monetary bequests to others).
Bulstrode Farm, Kings Langley.
Witnesses - Richard Chapman
Tho. Myers
William Worseldine

Covenant for production of deeds.  AH 23  11th January 1844

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Frost of Alton, Hants., esq. to William Tomlin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, esq.
Messuage (formerly three cottages) in High Street near Market House abutting east on Water Lane, garden in Castle Street, the Goat abutting north on High Street, the Rose and Crown at Hawridge, the George at Northchurch and adjacent ground.
Witnesses - Henry Darvill, solicitor, Windsor
William Falconer Walker, Frederick Place, London.
Signature - John Frost.

Attested copy of bargain and sale.  AH 24  10th September 1770

Contents:
Judith St. Eloy of St. Andrew, Holborh, spinster, daughter of Judith St. Eloy (daughter of Edw. Sayer of Barkhamstead) and niece and heir of Mary Sayer, spinster, to John Dorrien of Billiter square, London, esq.
Undivided moiety of:- 3 messuages in Berkhamsted St. Peter in occupation of Robert Loder, and late Deere now Hoare, cottage in Berkhamsted occupied by Godolphin Rooper, piece of land adjoining the Mill late John Rooper, close of arable behind Almshouses in Derkhamsted, wood Close 3a., late Dr. Woodhouse, then Gregory, then Johnson, now Dorrien.
Witnesses - Thos. Arkwell
John Message of Sussex, farmer
Luke Treviger
Endorsements - Receipt for £250 consideration money. Note of acknowledgment by Judith St. Eloy 10th November 1770.

Attested copies of indentures of lease and release.  AH 25-26  20th and 21st May 1772

Contents:
1) Sir James Winter Lake, bart.; 2) Edw. and Henry St. Eloy, sons of Peter St. Eloy; 3) Sophia St. Eloy and William Hayden and wife Henristta (nee St. Eloy) daughter of Peter St. Eloy and wife Margaret, Elizabeth Hockett, spinster and 4) Judith St. Eloy only child of Judith and Peter St. Eloy; 5) Harry House.
Undivided moiety late of Peter St. Eloy of: 2 messuages at Berkhampstead late Deere now Hoare, messuage at Berkhamsted occupied by Robert Loader, close occupied by Dorrien, slip behind the water corn mill of Godolphin Rooper bounded on sides by fore and back stream of water belonging to the mill, in front by bridge crossing the Mill Tail being the highway from Berkhamsted to Dunstable, cottage opposite said slip.
Subject to payment of a moiety of a yearly outgoing of 1s 4d towards building a Shirehouse.
Witnesses - Mer. Jones
John Rice
Tho. Potts
John Winter
Ben. Sherriag
Thos. Turner
Marlborough Grace
Wm. Nobnett
Anthony Smith

Copy of indenture of fine.  AH 27  1772

Contents:
Harry House, plt., Edward, Henry and Sophia St. Eloy and William Hayden and wife Henrietta.
Moiety of 3 messuages, 1 cottage, 10a. land, 10a. meadow, 10a. pasture in Berkhampstead.
Trinity 1772

Berkhamsted Common  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment.  AH 28  3rd July 1656

Seals - 1 red wax pendant papered.

Contents:
Jeremy Holden, the elder, of Barkhamsted St. Peter, husbandman, to Samuell Gregory of Berkhamsted St. Peter, blacksmith, and James Gregory, his son. Messuage at Great Heath in Barkhamsted St. Peter, occupied by Bateman, and 2 orchards, ½a. abutting west on land of Barkhamsted Park, east on Great Heath, south on Dean, north on How [site of Golf Club house].
Witnesses - Tho. Dagnall, notary public
Francis How
Edward Howes
Signature - Jeramy Houlden.
Endorsement - Cert. of livery of seisin.

Probate of will.  AH 29  1685

Seals - Arch. of Surrey.

Contents:
James Gregory of St. Olave's, Southwark, cordwainer, to sister, Mary Gregory, 2 Houses in Barkhamstead in Hartford.
Witnesses - Henry Corek
Robert Harrison
William Tate
Proved 30th November 1685
Will 12th November 1685

Release of charge of £100.  AH 30  4th February 1700/1

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Gregory of Barkhamsted St. Peter, yeoman, son of Samuel Gregory the elder; 2) Samuel Gregory the younger (son and heir of Samuel Gregory) of Barkhamsted St. Peter, yeoman.
Cottage at Barkhamsted Heath [site of Golf Club House].
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Joseph Benning
John Crawley
Will Willett
Signature - John Gregory.
Endorsements - Receipt for indentures of lease and release and 5a 0d consideration.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 31-32  3rd and 4th February 1700

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Samuell Gregory, yeoman, (son of Saml. Gregory, deceased, and wife Mary, daughter of John Munn, deceased) to John Gregory (son of Saml. Gregory the elder).
Messuage at Barkhampsted Heath, occupied by Wlm. Weedon, abutting south on orchard of Weedon.
Witnesses - Jos. Benning
Will Willett
John Crawley
Signature - Sameuell Gregory.
Endorsement - Receipt for deed of release.

Indenture of release.  AH 33  1st December 1722

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
James Gregory of Berkhamsted St. Peter, wheelwright; to Mary Gregory of Northchurch, spinster (daughter of John Gregory of Northchurch, yeoman, deceased).
3 Cottages at Berkhamsted Heath, occupied by Hearne, Lattiwell and How (devised to Mary Gregory by will of father John).
Witnesses - John Thorne
John Duncombe
Signature - James Gregory.

Marriage settlement by lease and release.  AH 34-35  16th October 1730

Seals - 1 and 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Mary Gregory of Berkhamsted St. Peter, spinster, daughter of John Gregory, deceased; 2) James Fenn of Hacksters End and John Gregory of Northchurch, brother of said Mary; 3) Thos. Fenn of Broadway, yeoman.
3 cottages at Berkhamsted Heath, Berkhamsted St. Peter, occupied by Hearne, Lattiwell and Church.
Witnesses - Henry Seare
John Duncombe
Signatures - Mary Gregory
Jas. Fenn
Thos. Fenn

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 36-37  24th and 25th January 1764

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Fenn of Broadway, husbandman, only son of Thos. Fenn and wife Mary, nee Gregory, to William Babb of Berkhamsted St. Peter, wheelwright. 3 messuages at Berkhamsted Heath, occupied by Ludgate, Staple and Wallis.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Daniel Wheeler
H. Wilkinson
Signature - William Fenn.
Endorsements - Receipt for £105 consideration money.

Indentures of Fine.  AH 38-39  1764

Contents:
William Babb, plt.
William Fenn, deforc.
3 messuages, 3 cottages, 3a. land, 3a. meadow, 3a. pasture in Berkhampsted St. Peter.
Easter 1764

Probate of Will.  AH 40  1775, 1776

Seals - Archdeacon Hunts. (2 seals).

Contents:
William Babb of Berkhamstead to brother John, Daniel Wheeler, Elizabeth Wheeler, Ann and Susan Norrington, Mary Norris.
House occupied by Ludgate and Greay. House and land occupied by chapman and Walles. House where he dwells. House at Gossoms End occupied by J. Foster and W. Foster.
Will 27th October 1775
Proved 21st December 1776

Probate of Will.  AH 41  1775, 1776

Seals - Arch. of Hunts.

Contents:
John Babb of Berkhamsted, wheelwright, to Daniel Wheeler, Mary wife of Joseph Norris, Ann and Susan Norrington. Freehold tenements in Berkhamsted occupied by Gray and Clarke, tenemnts occupied by Chapman and Wallis, tenement in Berkhamsted in Which he dwelt, tenements at Gossoms End in which he dwelt, occupied by J. and W. Forster, tenements and pasture in Northchurch, occupied by Fensam, Holliman, Patnam.
Witness - Thomas Herbert Noyes
John Page
Francis Gould
Proved 10th September 1776
Will 21st December 1775

Copy of Will.  AH 42  24th March 1780

Contents:
Daniel wheeler of Berkhamsted St. Peter, husbandman, to wife Elizabeth, son Daniel, daughters Mary and Beatrix. All freeholds in Berkhamsted St. Peter, Northchurch and Studham, 2 tenements in Northchurch, occupied by Fensham and Holliman and putnam, 2 tenements in Berkhamsted occupied by Clark and Horwood, rest occupied by Fensham, Putnam and Gee.
Witnesses - Guy Abraham
William Bass
Mary Harwood

Mortgage and bond.  AH 43-44  17th August 1790

Seals - 2 red wax wafer; seal cut off bond.

Contents:
Elizabeth Wheeler of Berkhamsted Heath, widow, and son Daniel wheeler, to william Norris of Berkhamsted St.Peter, ironmonger.
2 messuages at Berkhamsted Heath occupied by wheeler and clark, orchard adjoining.
Witnesses- Mary Norris
Samuel Herbert
Jno. Duncombe
Signatures -Daniel wheeler
Eliz. wheeler (mark)
Endorsements - Receipt for £70 consideration money. Agreement to assign mortgage to william Field.

Indentures of leases and release.  AH 45-46  17th and 18th February 1804

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Elizabeth Wheeler of Northchurch and Daniel Wheeler her son, husbandman, to William Field of Haxters End, gent.
2 Messuages at Berkhamsted Heath occupied by Putnam and Clark, and adjoining orchard.
Witnesses - John Field
Jno. Duncombe
Signatures - Daniel Wheeler
Eliz. Wheeler (mark)
Endorsements - Receipt for £120 consideration money.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 47-48  24th and 25th April 1838

Seals - 2 and 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Shadrach Godwin, the elder and younger, exors. of James Field, son of John Field of Pix Farm; 2) Elizabeth Field, widow of John Field; 3) James Field, uncle of said James Field, deceased.
2 Messuages at Berkhamsted Heath in Berkhamsted St. Peter, late Putnam and Clark, now Clarke and Costin and orchard adjoining, conveyed to William Field by Wheeler 1804.
Witnesses - John Mather
William Smith
Signatures - Shad. Godwin, sen. and junr.
E. Field
James Field
Endorsements - Receipt for £238. 13. 0. consideration money.

Conveyance.  AH 49  9th December 1859

Seals - 6 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Brown and Frank John Moore; 2)Wm. Kinsey, Jas. Wolrige, J.E. Woodroffe, trustees of will of John Joseph Field of Caldicot House, Aldenham, esq., decd.
2 Freehold cottages at Berkhamsted Heath or common and orchard adjoining, late Costin. [Site of Golf Club House].
Witnesses - Wm. Lewis
John Hams
Wm. Fellows sedgwick
Signatures - John Brown
Frank John Moore

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 50  14th October 1807

Contents:
Admission of John William, Earl of Bridgewater, on surrender of John Rooper of Great Berkhamsted Castle, esq.
Customary messuage at Berkhamsted Heath, occupied by Wheeler, then White, 3 closes, 5a. Also 1½a. in Berkhamsted St. Peter abutting South on Heath Lane and Park Lane, occupied by Archer.
Witnesses - Harry Grover, dep. stew.

Gravel Path (Northchurch)  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment.  AH 51  12th January 1699/1700

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Thomas Wattris of Berkhamsted St. Peter, baker, and wife Elizabeth, to John Chappell of Berkhamsted St. Peter, yeoman, and wife Ann.
4a. Arable in Great Millfield, Northchurch, abutting west on way dividing Berkhamsted and Northchurch [Gravel Path], south on Geary, east on Benning, north on Partridge.
Witnesses - Jos. Collet
John Earbury
Signatures - Thomas and Elizabeth Wattris.
Endorsements - Livery of seisin.

Indenture of lease.  AH 52  29th January 1730/1

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Chappell of Berkhamsted St. Peter, yeoman, grandson of John Chappell, decd., to Thomas Bray the younger of Berkhamsted St. Peter, maltster.
4a. Arable in Gt. Millfield, now occupied by Wheake, abutting west on way dividing Berkhamsted and Northchurch [Gravel Path], south on Hosen, east on Benning, north on pettit.
Witnesses - Fra. Bowles
John Duncombe
Signature - John Chappell.

Indenture of release.  AH 53  30th January 1730/1

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Chappell of Berkhamsted St. Peter, son of John Chappell, decd., to Thomas Bray of Berkhamsted St. Peter, maltster.
4a. Arable in Great Millfield, Northchurch, occupied by Wheake, abutting west on way dividing Northchurch and Berkhamsted [Gravel Path], south on Hewer ?, east on Benning, north on Pettit.
Witnesses - Fra. Bowles
John Duncombe
Signature - John Chappell.
Endorsements - Receipt for £70 consideration money.

Extract from probate of will.  AH 54  1766

Contents:
John Wheeler of Berkhamsted St. Peter, butcher, to daughter Martha Wheeler.
Close of land in millfield, Northchurch, bought of James Gregory, occupied by Wm. Billington.
Will 10th January 1766
Proved 11th April 1766

Extract from probate of Will.  AH 55  1766

Contents:
John Wheeler of Berkhamsted St. Peter to daughter Mary Wheeler.
Close of land being uppermost piece adjoining to Butchers Field, bought of James Gregory, being in Millfield, 5a., occupied by Wm. Billington.
Will 10th January 1766
Proved 11th April 1766

Leasea and Release.  AH 56-57  7th and 8th February 1781

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Martha Wheeler of Berkhamsted St. Peter, spinster, daughter of John Wheeler, decd., to Susannah Norris, widow, and William Norris of Berkhamsted St. Peter, ironmonger.
Close of arable in Northchurch, 4a. 37p., abutting east common field called Millfield, west on Gravel Path, north on close of Mary Wheeler, south on land of William Norris, being now occupied by William Billington.
Witnesses - Jonathan Hewes
Samuel Herbert
Signature - Maartha Wheeler
Endorsements - Receipt for £92 consideration money.

Indentures of Lease and Release.  AH 58-59  26th and 27th December 1781

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Mary Wheeler of Berkhamsted St. Peter, spinster, to William Norris of Berkhamsted, ironmonger.
Close of arable, 5a. 1r. 36p., abutting south on land of Norris purchased of Martha Wheeler, north on Heath Lane, north-east on Butcher Field, south-east on Grove Field, now occupied by Wlm. Billington.
Witnesses - Jonathan Hawes
Samuel Herbert
Signature - Mary Wheeler
Endorsements - Receipt for £106 consideration money.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 60-63  28th and 29th July 1823

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Receipt - valuation of timber.
1) William Norris of Northchurch, shopkeeper; 2) William Duncombe of Northchurch, gent.; 3) Jonas Gregory of Clements Inn, gent.
Close of arable in Northchurch, 4a. 37p. abutting east on Millfield Common Field, west on Gravel Path, north on close late Wheeler, south on Tomlin, 5a. 1r. 36p. in Northchurch, abutting south on Norris, north on Heath Lane, north-east on Butchers Field, south-east on Grove Field.
Witnesses - Henry Williams
Jos. Gomm
Signature - Wm. Norris
Endorsements - Receipt for £525 consideration money.

Abstracts of title from 1731 and inquiries on title.  AH 64-66  1836

Contents:
William Duncombe.
Close called Little Strawberry Close 2, 3, 37, abutting east on Great Strawberry Close, west on the Castle Moat, north on John Roper's land, formerly the Kings Park, south on highway, occupied by Flaxman.
Also Greenway Field in Greenwood Common, 4a., abutting east on Gillman's Lane, west on school land formerly occupied by Tomlin, north and south on land formerly of Dorrien, all late occupied by James Duncombe. Also as in No. 152 (2 closes abutting on Gravel Path).
Other personal names.

Conveyance.  AH 67  5th September 1853

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Rev. Edw. Cox, formerly of Old Hall Green, now of Southampton, exor. of Rev. Edw. Norris; 2) Joseph Robinson of Berkhamsted, esq.; 3) Wlm. Rixon of King William Street, London, gent.
Piece of land, 1r. 33p., at Berkhamsted, abutting north, west and south by Olney and east on Whitehill Lane and Berkhamsted Common, with 3 messuages occupied by Clark, Hewlett, Glenister (with plan).
Witness - Thomas Brand
Signature - Edw. Cox
Endorsements - Receipt for £140 consideration money.

Conveyance.  AH 68  28th January 1859

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Joseph Robinson of Berkhamsted, esq., to Rt. Hon. Lady Marianne Margaret Egerton (Lady Harianne Margaret Alford) and Hon. Peregrine Francis Cust.
Property - as in AH 67.
Witness - Thos. Burdon.
Signature - Joseph Robinson
Endorsements - Receipt for £200 consideration money.

Sunnyside (Northchurch)  [no ref. or date]

Probate of Will.  AH 69  1731

Contents:
Philip Forster to father, John Forster, wife Elizabeth.
Wood lying before house. Woollen apparal, linen, etc.
Witnesses - Thomas Holloway
Henry Patrick
John Earbury.
Will 4th December 1731
Proved P. 21st December 1731

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 70  20th October 1735

Contents:
Admission of Elizabeth Foster on surrender of John White.
Close called Shaurlings, 7a., abutting west on Gregory's Lane, north and east and south on land of John Gregory in Northchurch, occupied by Daniel Wheeler.
Witness - Jno Duncombe, dep. stew.

Surrender to uses of will: Halimote of Northchurch.  AH 71  5th July 1737

Contents:
Elizabeth, wife of Joseph Austin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, blacksmith.
Copyhold close called Shaurlings 7a., abutting west on Gregory's Lane, north, east and south on land of Gregory.
Witness - Jno. Duncombe, dep. stew.
Signature - Eliz. Austin.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 72  21st October 1755

Contents:
Admittance of Samuel Nicoll on surrender of wife Sarah, who was admitted on surrender of John Gregory and wife Elizabeth.
Messuage in Northchurch occupied by Gregory, pightle of arable 3a.
Adjoining Orchard, Upper Brookes, Lower Brookes 17a. abutting North and East on Gregory's Lane, Brooks 6a. in Milfield Common abutting South and West on Gregory's Lane, Prunes or Princes 6a.
Witness - John Duncombe, dep. stew.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 73  21st October 1755

Contents:
Surrender by Samuel Nicholl to uses of will.
Property - as in No. AII 72.
Witnesses - John Duncombe, dep. stew.

Copy of Court Roll - licence to let for 15 years.  AH 74  21st October 1755

Contents:
Samuel Nicoll to James Tomlin, miller.
All his copyhold lands.
Witness - John Duncombe, dep. stew.

Extract from will.  AH 75  1756, 1758

Contents:
Samuel Nicoll, late of Hillingdon, Mddx., to Edgar Edlyne.
Sarah Nicoll, executrix.
Messuage or farm and closes, freehold and copyhold in Northchurch and Berkhamsted, 42a. occupied by James Tomlin, miller, purchased of John Gregory.
Will 9th February 1756
Proved 20th October 1758

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 76  24th October 1758

Contents:
Admittance of Sarah Nicoll on death of husband, Samuel.
Property - as in No. AH 72.
Witness - John Duncombe, dep. stew.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted - Recovery.  AH 77  20th August 1766

Contents:
William Wilkinson, demt., John Ruinsey, tenant, Edgar Edlyne, Samuel Nicoll Edlyne and wife, Margaret, vouchees.
Property - as in No. AH 72.
Witness - Wm. Hayton, dep. stew.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 78  20th August 1766

Contents:
Admittance of Edgar Edlyne of St. Andrew Undershaft, London, on surrender of William Wilkinson of Berkhamsted (recoverer).
Property - as in No. AH 72.
Witness - Wm. Hayton, dep. stew.

Copies of baptisms and marriage certificates.  AH 79-81  1772, 1778, 1779

Contents:
John Tomlin married Sarah Littleton.
James, their son, baptised.
William, their son, baptised.

Copy of will.  AH 82  11th December 1776

Contents:
William Sutton of Berkhamsted St. Peter, baker, to brother John Sutton of Markyate Street, wife Mary, Joseph Sutton, John Dell.
Farm at Harrats End occupied by Fraser, Meadow at Northchurch, purchased of John Sutton. All other freehold, copyhold and leasehold.
Witnesses - Daniel Flaxman
Wm. Thrussell
Wm. Ginger, junr.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch.  AH 83  15th October 1781

Contents:
Admittance of John Garrett of Chesham, Bucks., on death of mother, nee Sarah Foster.
Close called Shaurlings, 7a. abutting west on Gregory's Lane and north, east and south on land late Gregory.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 84  17th June 1783

Contents:
Admittance of William Tomlin of Red Cross Street, St. Giles Cripplegate, baker, on surrender of John Osborn of St. Albans and wife Mary.
Messuage, late occupier Gregory, since Tomlin, now Sarah Tomlin, widow, and land as in No. 220.
Witnes - Wm. Hayton, dep. stew.

Abstract of title from 1682.  AH 85  1783

Contents:
Robert Knipe, esq.
Freehold and copyhold estate purchased of Wlm. Tomlin; copyhold messuage in Northchurch, occupied by Gregory, Jas. Tomlin, Sarah Tomlin, pightle adjoining orchard 3a., Upper and Lower Brookes, 17a. abutting North and East on Gregory South and West on land late Gregory, Brookes piece in Mill Field Common 6a. abutting North and West on Hoare, South and West on Gregory's Lane, Prunes or Princes Field 6a., New Close 7a., abutting North and South on late Gregory, 2a. in Broadway Common abutting East on late Speakman, West and North on Seymour then Boelim, South on highway, all being in Northchurch.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 86  13th October 1783

Contents:
Admittance of Robert Knipe of Northchurch esq., on surrender of William Tomlin of London.
As in No. AH 72.
Witness - Wm. Hayton, dep. stew.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 87  21st October 1791

Contents:
Admission of Simon Oliver Taylor of Lithingborough, Northants, esq., on surrender of Robert Knipe of Northchurch esq. and wife Jane.
1a. lying near Bank Hill Lane on East, West on late How now House, North on river, South on road, messuage late Gregory now Tomlin, pightle 3a. near Orchard, Upper and Lower Brookes, 17a. abutting North and East on Gregory's Lane, South and West on land late Gregory, Brookes Piece in Millfield Common, 6a. abutting North and West on late Paine now Hoare, South and West on Gregory's lane, Primes Field or Princes Field 6a. in Northchurch.
Witness - Wlm. Hayton.

Copy of will with codicils.  AH 88  16th January 1793

Contents:
John Sutton of Margate or Markyate Street to nephews Daniel Dell, Wlm. Dell, Isaac Dell, Joseph Dell, Sarah nee Dell, Ann nee Dell.
Copyhold cottage in Markyate Street and all other copyhold of Flamsted and Markyate, freehold and leasehold in Whipsnade and Tatternhoe, Beds., 3 closes meadow near Bank Mill, Messuage late Wlm. Sutton in Berkhamsted St. Peter and close on other side of St. James River, tenements adjoining messuage, freehold messuages in Berkhamsted and Northchurch bought of H. Geary by Wlm. Sutton, piece of copyhold in Mill Field, 30a. arable occupied by Chappell in Northchurch, late Shepherd, messuage in town of Berkhamsted, purchased of Pope, close in Northchurch adjoining Gregory's lane, messuage at Ashley Green, 16a. at Sarratt.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Thos. Goodyear
Charlotte Kilhum
Eliz. Hickson
Rhoda Scott
Mary Bradshaw

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 89  19th August 1795

Contents:
Admittance of John Tomlin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, brewer, on surrender of Simon Oliver Taylor of New Lodge, esq. Messuage in Northchurch late Tomlin, now Burch, 1a. 3r. 16p. abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on Orchard Pasture and Lower Brookes, South-East and South-West on Pond Pightle, 2r. meadow at top of Pond Pightle, Upper Brookes 10a. 1r. 27p. abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on late Garrett, South-East on school land, South-West on Lower Brookes and Orchard Pasture. Dell Piece or Brookes piece in Millfield Common, 5a. 2r. 21p. abutting North-West on Tomlin, North-East on Turney, South-West on school land, South-East on Gregory's Lane, 23p. of ley ground at South corner of Millfield abutting West on Cockburn, South-East on school land, North-East on Tomlin (A headland - illegible), 2 pieces of arable in Millfield, 3r. 21p. abutting South-East on Tomlin, South-West on Cockburn, North-East on Heyrick, North-West on Lutton, Prunes Field or Princes Field 6a. 8p. abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on poor of Berkhamsted, South-East on School land and South-West on school land and Pond Pightle, Orchard Pasture at West end of Lower Brookes 1a. 38p. abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on Upper Brookes, South-East on Lower Brookes. All being in parish of Northchurch.

Copy of Court Roll Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 90  19th August 1795

Contents:
Admission of John Tomlin, brewer, on surrender of Simon Oliver Taylor of New Lodge, esq.
Messuage in Northchurch late Tomlin now Burch, 1a. 3r. 16p. abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on Orchard Pasture and Lower Brookes, South-East and South-West on Pond Pightle, 2r. meadow at top of Pond Pightle, Upper Brookes 5a. 2r. 21p. abutting North-West on Tomlin, North-East on Turney, South-West on School land, South-East on Gregory's Lane, 23p. of ley ground at South corner of Millfield abutting West on Cockburn, South-East on School land, North-East on Tomlin Headland, 23p. in Millfield abutting South-East on Gregory's Lane, 2 pieces arable in Millfield, 3r. 22p. abutting South-East on Tomlin, South-West on Cockburn, North-East on Heyrick, North-West on Sutton, Prunes Field or Princes Field, 6a. 8p. abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on poor of Berkhamsted St. Peter, South-East on School land, South-West on Garrett, Orchard Pasture at West end of Lower Brookes 1a. 38p. abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on Upper Brookes Close, South-East on Lower Brookes, South-West on Orchard belonging to messuage. (Orchard Close and Lower Brookes formerly one, called Lower Brookes).

Admittance of William Tomlin of Red Cross Street, London, baker, on surrender of John Tomlin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, brewer.  AH 91  19th August 1795

Contents:
Property - as in No. AH 90.
Field names.
Signature - Wm. Runting, dep. stew.

Copy of Will.  AH 92  29th September 1795

Contents:
William Tomlin of Red Cross Street, St. Giles without Cripplegate, baker, to wife Eliz., Joseph Gibbons, Wlm. Marryat, Esther Parkins, John Tomlin. All freehold, copyhold and leasehold estates in Uxbridge, Red Street, Old Stratford; Northans 4 messuages late James Tomlin in Berkhamsted St. Peter, 2 Bank Mill Fields, School hold messuage at Berkhamsted, ½ part of dwelling house and land at top of Pond Pightle, Upper Brookes and Prunes Field, purchased of Simon Oliver Taylor, together with brother John Tomlin.
Other personal names.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 93  18th October 1799

Contents:
Admittance of William Garrett on death of father, John Garrett.
Close called Shaurlings, 7a., in Northchurch.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 94  16th November 1802

Contents:
Admission of William Marryatt of Hampstead, baker, on surrender of Eliz. Tomlin, Joseph Gibbons and Wlm. Marryat, exors. of Wlm Tomlin, decd.
Upper Brooks, 10a. 1r. 27p., Prunes Field 6a. 8p.
Witness - Richard Wm. Runting, dep. stew.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 95  18th October 1805

Contents:
Admittance of Thomas Parsons of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent., and wife Margaret, on surrender of William Marryat of Islington, stockbroker.
Upper Brookes and Prunes Field.
Witness - Harry Grover, steward.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 96  29th October 1806

Contents:
Admittance of Sarah Tomlin on death of husband John Tomlin, brewer.
Close of arable called Lower Brooks, 5a. 3r. 12p. abutting North-West on Orchard pasture, North-East on Upper Brookes Close, South-East on school land, South-West on Pond Pightle, also ½ of 2r. meadow at top of Pond Pightle (abuttals given) and ½ of orchard pasture, 1a. 38p. at West end of Lower Brookes, abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on Upper Brookes (Lower Brookes and Orchard Pasture formerly one close called Lower Brook), ½ of piece of meadow at top of Pond Pightle, all being in Northchurch in occupation of Joseph Burch.
Witness - Harry Grover, dep. steward.

Deed of separation.  AH 97  1st February 1810

Contents:
Wife to receive £100 per annum (£80 if becomes governess) and to live as single woman.
1) William Tomlin, brewer; 2) Juliet Tomlin, his wife; 3) William Marryatt, gent.
Witness - Richard Chapman, Tooks Court.
Signature - Julie Tomlin.

Copy of probate.  AH 98  1819, 1821

Contents:
William Dell of Berkhamsted St. Peter, yeoman, to David Bachelor and wife Eliz. (nee Dell), Eliz. Griffin, natural daughter of Daniel Dell.
Freehold and copyhold messuage in Berkhamsted and Northchurch.
Witnesses - Mary Duncombe
Elizabeth Randall
John Duncombe
Will 14th April 1819
Proved 10th August 1821

Probate of Will.  AH 99  1799, 1828

Seals - P.C.C.

Contents:
John Tomlin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, brewer, wife Sarah exor. and sole legatee. Will proved by son Rev. James Tomlin after her death.
The whole of his real and personal estate.
Will 12th March 1799
Proved 25th June 1828

Copy of Court Roll: Halinote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 100  26th October 1829

Contents:
Admittance of William Tomlin on death of mother, Sarah Tomlin.
Lower Brooks, 2 moieties of piece of ground at top of Pond Pightle and of Orchard.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Copies of entries of baptisms, marriages and burials.  AH 101-115  1783-1833

Contents:
Thomas Dell, Robert, Joseph, Daniel, William Dell, Elizabeth Griffin, David Batchelor married Eliz. Dell.

Extract from will and discharges on legacy duty.  AH 116-120  1832, 1834

Contents:
Margaret Parsons, late of Berkhamsted St. Peter, widow, to sons Wlm. Billington Parsons, Thos. Fulham Parsons, daughters Catherine, Mary, Eliz.
30a. Of freehold and copyhold bought of William and Thomas Marryatt, in Northchurch.
Will 10th January 1832
Proved 13th March 1834

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 121  20th October 1834

Contents:
Admittance of William Billington Parsons on death of his mother, Margaret Parsons.
Upper Brookes, 10a. 1r. 27p., abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on former Garrett, South-East on school land, South-West on Lower Brookes and Orchard Pasture. Prunes Field, 6a, 8p. abutting North-West on Gregory's Lane, North-East on poor of Berkhamsted, South-East on School land, South-West on former Garrett, surrendered by Marryat. Also Dell Piece or Brooks Piece in Millfield Common, 5a. 2r. 21p. abutting North-West on Tomlin, North-East on Turney, South-West on School land, South-East on Gregory's lane, piece of ley ground 23p. at South corner of Mill Field abutting West on Cockburn, South-East on School land, North-East on Tomlin, 2 pieces 3r. 22p. in Mill Field abutting South on late Tomlin, South-West late Cockburn, North-East late Mayrish, North-West late Sutton, all formerly occupied by John Tomlin, brewer, Marg. Parsons admitted on surrender of Thos. Marryatt. Also 2a. in Upper Abingdon Field abutting East on Green Lane, South on Lower Abingdon Field, North-West on late Bettesworth, 2a. in Lower Abingdon Field abutting South on highway, West on late How, East on Green Lane, North on Upper Abingdon Field, part of Haxtells End Farm.
Witness - chas. Ehret Grover, dep. stew.

Covenant that vendor has good title and covenant to produce deeds.  AH 122-123  5th October 1836

Contents:
William Billington Parsons of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent., to William Tomlin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, brewer.
Upper Brookes, 10a. 2r. 22p., Princes Field, 6a. 0r. 19p.
Witnesses - Wlm. Smith, solicitor, Hemel Hempstead
George D. Faithful, solicitor, Tring
Signatures - William Billington Parsons Wm. Tomlin

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 124  17th October 1836

Contents:
Admittance of William Tomlin on surrender of William Billington Parsons. Upper Brooks and Prunes Field.
Witness - Wlm. Smith, deputy stew.

Indentures of lease or release by way of mortgage.  AH 125-126  2nd and 3rd August 1839

Contents:
William Tomlin of Gt.Berkhamsted, brewer, to Francis Pond of Colnbrook, Bucks., baker.
Freehold messuage adjoining Grand junction Canal occupied by Lismer, built on Broadway Common Field; also Rose Cottage bounded on South-West by Grand Junction Canal, North-East by London and Birmingham Railway, built on ground formerly Orchard Pasture.
Signatures - Wm. Tomlin
Francis Pond
Endorsements - 10th January 1844.
1)Francis Pond; 2) Wlm. Tomlin; 3)John Thos. Darvill. Reconveyance.

Conveyance and Covenant to surrender copyhold.  AH 127  8th February 1844

Contents:
1) David Batchelor, yeoman, and wife Elizabeth; 2) William Tomlin, esq.; 3)John Thomas Darvill, surgeon. Freehold parts of Dells Close, 5a., abutting South on Millfield, East on Gregory's Lane, North on former Dr. Bettesworth.
Witnesses - Henry Darvill
George Barton
Signatures - David Batchelor
Eliz. Batchelor
Wm. Tomlin
Endorsements - Receipt for £350 consideration money.

Copy of absolute surrender; Halimote of Northchurch.  AH 128  20th February 1844

Contents:
David Batchelor and wife Elizabeth, to William Tomlin of Rose Cottage, gent. 3 parts of Dell Close, 3a., abutting South on Mill Field, East on Gregory's Lane, North on land of former Bettesworth.
Endorsements - Receipt for £300 consideration money.

Declarations re identity and ownership of Dell Close.  AH 129-130  20th February 1844

Contents:
William Halsey, yeoman; Samuel Bird, yeoman.
Dell Close.
Signatures - Wm. Halsey
Samuel Bird

Covenant to produce deeds.  AH 131  20th February 1844

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
David Batchelor of Northchurch, yeoman, to William Tomlin of Berkhamsted, esq.
Dell Close.
Field Names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - George Barton, solicitor, Berkhamsted.
Signature - David Batchelor

Copy of court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 132  21st October 1844

Contents:
Admission of William Tomlin on surrender of David Batchelor and wife Elizabeth.
Three third parts of Dell Close.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover, dep. stew.

Mortgage.  AH 133  1st January 1851

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Tomlin of Gt. Berkhampsted, gent., to Charles Seaward Cautrell of New Windsor, Berks., farmer.
Freehold messuage with warehouse, etc., occupied by Lismer, built on Broadway Common Field. Copyhold messuage called Rose Cottage, built on Orchard Pasture.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover
Signature - Wm. Tomlin
Endorsements - 22nd April 1854 - Charles Seaward Cautrell to John Thos. Darvill and Nath. Lavender.

Copy of court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 134  24th October 1853

Contents:
Admittance of John Thomas Darvill and Nathaniel Lavender under will of William Tomlin, decd.
Lower Brooks,5a. 3r. 12p., abutting North-West on Orchard Pasture, North-East on upper Brookes, South-East on school land, South-West pond Pightle, abutting North-West on messuage of Tomlin occupied by Burch, North-East on Lower Brooks, South-East and South-West on school lands, Orchard Pasture 1a. 38p.
Signature - Chas. Enter Grover, stew.

Copy of court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 135  25th October 1858

Contents:
Admittance of John Garrett of Chesham, esq., on death of brother William Garrett. Close called Shaurlings, 7a., abutting West on Gregory's Lane, North, East, and South on lands late Gregory now Darvill.
Witness - Chas, Ehret Grover, dep. stew.

Lease for 21 years from 29th September 1857.  AH 136  19th March 1859

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Nathaniel Lavender of Warners End Farm, Hemel, to Matthew Dwight of Berk., tanner.
Rose Cottage, 2r. 19p. between London and North-West Railway and Grand Junction Canal, Bank Mill or Lock House, 1r. 34p., 35a. 1r. 16p. arable, i.e. Prunes Field, 6a. 0r, 20p., Plantation 34p., Dell Field, Bank Mill Common, 2a. 3r. 32p.
Witness - Henry Poulton, solicitor, Windsor.
Signature - Matthew Dwight (mark).

Inventory of fixtures.  AH 137  19th March 1859

Contents:
Matthew. Dwight
The Lock House and Rose Cottage.
Witness - Henry Darvile, gent.
Signatures - Nath. Lavender
Matt. Dwight (Mark).

Covenant to surrender.  AH 138  13th August 1860

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Garrett of Chesham, esq., to Rt. Hon. Edw. James, Earl of Powis; Rt. Hon. James Walter, Earl of Verulam, and Rt. Hon. William Tatton, Baron Egerton.
Close of arable formerly Shaurlings now Marshalls field, 7a., abutting West on Gregory's lane, North, East and South on land late Gregory, then Darvill, now Tomlin. (plan).
Other personal names.
Signature - John Garrett
Endorsements - Receipt for £700 consideration money.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 139  29th October 1860

Contents:
Admission of Edward James, Earl of Powis, James Walter, Earl of Verulam and William Tatton, Baron Egerton, on surrender of James Garrett.
Close formerly Shaurlings now Marshalls Field in Northchurch.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 140  28th October 1861

Contents:
Admittance of Marianne Margaret Egerton, Lady Alford, and Hon. Peregrine Francis Cust on surrender of Nathaniel Lavender, devisee in trust of William Tomlin.
Property - as in Nos. AH 20/21.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Signature - Chas. Ehret Grover, dep. stew.

Abstract of title from 1763.  AH 141  1832

Contents:
William Herrick, esq.
Messuage in Berkhamsted St. Peter, occupied by Chappell then Green, 2a. 2r. 0p. in Great Mill Field, Berkhamsted S.M., abutting North on Grove Field, South on Jas. Hann, 2a. 0r. in Great Mill Field abutting East on piece of school land late Speakman, 2a. 2r. 0p. in same abutting North on Jas. Hann, South on Jas. Payne, 1a. in same, abutting North on Berning, East on seymour, 30p. in same abutting South on Gregory, North on Putnam, all formerly John Gregory, then Chappell, then Green.
Other personal names.

Inquiries on title and copies of baptism, marriage and burial certificates.  AH 142-146  1832

Contents:
Herrick, esq., to Exors. of John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
Certificates of baptisms, etc. for:
Thos. Bainbridgge Herrick, Wlm. Herrick, Richard Gildart, John Herrick, Sarah Herrick, 1793-1832.
Other personal names.

Indentures of Lease and Release.  AH 147-148  18th and 19th October 1832

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) William Herrick, esq.; 2) George Abraham Crawley, esq.; 3) John, Earl Brownlow, Lord Viscount Clive and Charles, Lord Farnborough, devisees in trust of John William, late Earl of Bridgewater.
Cleaver Piece, 2a. 2r. 19p. in Great Mill Field abutting North on Grove Field, South on late Hann, Five Roodie Piece in same, 1a. 1r. 37p. abutting East on parcel of school land late Speakman, Long Slipe in same 2a. 2r. 15p. abutting South on land formerly payne, on North of land late Hann, Acre Piece 1a. 3p. in same, abutting North on land late Berming now Parsons, East on land late Seymour, part of Six Acres in same 1r. 2p., abutting South on land late Gregory, North on land late Putnam, all in parish of Berkhamsted St. Mary, late occupied by Gregory, then Chappell, then Green, now John Bunn.
Witnesses - Mary Ann Herrick
William Jones
John Charlton
Signatures - W. Herrick
George A. Crawley
Endorsements - Receipt for £260 consideration money.

Covenant for production of deeds.  AH 149  1st November 1832

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Bunn of Berkhamsted St. Peter, waggoner, to John, Earl Brownlow, Lord Viscount Clive, and Charles, Lord Farnborough.
Property - as in Nos. AH 147-148.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Charlton
Lionel James. Pelham
Signature - John Bunn.

Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Little Heath Small Farm; Manor of Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 150  22nd and 23rd May 1722

Contents:
Admission of William Plaistowe on death of Mary Porter.
Close called Eight Acres and 1a. land bought of John Fenn.
Witness - John Crawley, steward.

Copy of conditional surrender.  AH 151  24th may 1749

Contents:
Henry Cooley of Hackshalls End to Elishua Tuckwell of Box Lane, Bovingdon, spinster.
Customary close near Hackstalls end in parish of Hemel Hempstead called Hanging Field, 10a. adjoining North on Thorne, South on How.
Witnesses - w. Ginger
Ja. Watkeys
Endorsements - Receipt for £100 consideration money. Note of costs.

Fields End; Manor of Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Copy of admission.  AH 152  12th and 13th June 1750

Contents:
Admission of Mellnosina Sophia Charlot Harcourt of Berkhamsted St. Peter, spinster, on surrender of John Field of Fields End, Hemel Hempstead.
Close called Lower Croft 11a., part of Upper Croft 9a., pullis 11a. abutting East on lane from Green End to Bodsend, South on lane from Green End to Berkhamsted, West on Mr. James, all lying on Boxted side, manor of Hemel Hemel Hempstead.
Witness - Jos. Briggs, dep. steward.

Copy of admission.  AH 153  12th and 13th June 1750

Contents:
Admission of George Barnard of Luton on surrender of John Field of Fields End, Hemel Hempstead.
Gt. Colsey Dean 19a. (formerly Colsey Dean and Broadfield, abutting North on lane from Hemel Hempstead to Fields End, East on Sawers Lane, South on Clives, Middle Colsey Dean 11a., abutting North on Gt. Colsey, South on land late Cleves, East on Sawers Lane.

Copy of admission.  AH 154  4th and 5th June 1751

Contents:
Admission of George Barnard of Luton, on surrender of Melesina Sophia Charlotte Harcourt of Pendley, Aldbury.
Property - as in No. AH 152.
Witness - Jos. Briggs, dep. steward.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 155  7th and 8th June 1757

Contents:
Admittance of Paul Vaillant, esq., on surrender of Elishua Tuckwell.
Customary close near Hackstalls end in parish of Hemel Hempstead called Hanging Field 10a., abutting North on Thorne, South on How.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 156  3rd and 4th June 1760

Contents:
Admission of Paul Vaillant of St. Clement Danes, esq., on surrender of Joseph Cooper of Tottenham High Cross.
Customary messuage at Fields End and closes, 76a., occupied by Harding and Doggett.

Release of equity of redemption and bond to indemnify against dower.  AH 157-158  12th March 1761

Seals - 1 red wax wafer armorial.

Contents:
John Cooper of Tottenham High Cross, gent. to Paul Vaillant of St. Clement Danes, esq. Messuage and lands at Fields End occupied by Harding and Doggett.
Witnesses - Charles Lawrence
Rich. Norley
Signature - Jno. Cooper
Endorsements - Receipt for £280 consideration money.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 159  19th, 20th, 21st May 1761

Contents:
Admission of Paul Vaillant on surrender of John Cooper.
Messuage and lands at Fields End, 76a., occupied by Harding and Doggett, now Edw. Dearmer.
Witness - Wm. Ginger, steward.
(Fdk. Halsey. Lord of Manor).

Copy of admission.  AH 160  19th, 20th, 21st June 1764

Contents:
Edward Barnard of Eton, D.D., admitted on death of father, George Barnard. Gt. Colsey Dean, 19a., Middle Colsey Dean 11a., Lower Croft 11a., 9a. part of Upper Croft and other copyhold lands late of John Field.
Witness - Jos. Biggs, dep. steward.
(Thos. Halsey Lord of Manor).

Copy of admission.  AH 161  4th, 5th, 6th June 1765

Contents:
Admission of John Field of Counters End, great nephew of John Field dec'd., on surrender of Edward Barnard and wife Susanna.
Property - as in Nos. AH 152/3.
Witness - Jos. Biggs.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 162  4th, 5th, 6th June 1765

Contents:
Admission of Paul Vaillant of the Strand on surrender of John Field late of Piccotts End, now of Box Lane.
Close at Fields End occupied by Allen, 58a., Hither and Further Pulleys, Lower Costers Dean, Upper Costers Dean, Gt. Sandells, Homefield, Colseles Inn, Orchard, Sandells Meadow, Cocks Barn (against farmyard gate of Vaillant).
Witness - W. Ginger, steward.
(Thos. Halsey, Lord of manor).

Copy of Court Roll; conditional surrender.  AH 163  4th, 5th, 6th June 1765

Contents:
Conditional surrender of John Field to Paul Vaillant.
Closes at Fields End, 83a., Hither Pulleys, Further Pulleys, Lower and Upper Costers Dean, Gt. Sandells, Homefield, Colsells Inn, Orchard, Homefield Dell, Sandells Meadow, Hither, Little, Lower and Further Boxted Fields.
Witness - W. Ginger, steward.
(Thos. Halsey, lord of manor).

Copy of surrender to uses of will.  AH 164  19th June 1765

Contents:
Paul Vallant of the Strand, esq.
All his customary messuage and lands in manor of Hemel Hempstead.
Witness - H. Ginger, steward.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 165  1st February 1766

Contents:
John Neville of the Middle Temple, son of Ann Neville, decd., surrenders to Paul Vaillant, esq.
Great Coxpond Farm, messuage called Coxpond on High Street side in Hemel-hempstead occupied by Marks, now Baldwin, Abells and Barncroft 8a., Lt. Barncroft 1½a., Coxpond Wood 8a., Sawyers Fields 10a., Mims Pightle 2a., Forge Croft 10a., Earls Wood 14½a., Grass Plott or Hoppers Croft 1a., Macklis 9a., Gt. and Lt. New Park 15a., Marlins 14a., Ship Crofts 20a., Hawfields 20a., Longfield 11a.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 166  1st February 1766

Contents:
Admission of Paul Vaillant on surrender of John Neville. Surrender of Vaillant to uses of will.
Little Coxpond Farm, messuage late Bedford now Elkins near Coxpond. Balcony House, formerly Gunstons House on High Street Green occupied by Parker and 5 cottages adjoining, occupied by Hill, Partridge, Ball, Foster; Lid Croft near Bennets End occupied by Gravestock and closes occupied by Bedford then. Elkins, i.e. Mead Plot 1a., Pear Tree Croft and Earls Wood 13a., Tentis and orchard 3a., Newmans Crofts (Hither and Further Green Field) 9a., Dells or Dellfield 3a., Lidcroft 9a Homefields 11a., Reddings, Homefield or Robins Croft 3a., Longill Aldwicks 7a., Lower Reddings 5a., Middlefield 5a., Balcony Pightle 2½a., meadow adjoining Macklis 2a.
Witness - Wm. Ginger.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 167  23rd, 24th, 25th May 1769

Contents:
Admission of Paul Vaillant on surrender of Thomas Smythe, the elder, of Burymill End and wife Judith.
Messuage at Fields End in which John Field, decd. dwelt, cottage near same which Thos. Smyth had on surrender of John Field of Felden.
Witness - Wm. Ginger, steward.
(Thos. Halsey lord of manor)

Bennets End  [no ref. or date]

Abstract of admission: Manor of Hemel Hempstead.  AH 168  13th December 1783

Contents:
Admission of Christiana Elkins, John Steward and Wlm. Steward under will of John Puddephatt.
Messuage called Bennetts End, 2 adjoining cottages, closes on High Street side, 120a.

Attested copy of agreement to settle dispute over inheritance.  AH 169  13th December 1783

Contents:
William Steward of High Street Green, Hemel Hempstead, husbandman, and John Steward of Buntingford, servant, to Richard Steward of Southwark, book-keeper.
Copyhold messuage called Bennetts End and 2 cottages near same and closes belonging. (Property of John Puddephatt, left to sister, Christiana Elkins, mother of William, John and Richard Steward; part proposed to be sold to Vaillant).
Witnesses - Wm. Ginger
R.F. Hodgson

Release.  AH 170  13th December 1783

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Richard Steward of Southwark, book-keeper, to Paul Vaillant, esq.
Close of arable called Readings, 8a. 1r. 18p. on High Street side and Pease Croft 5a. 1r. 30p. on High Street side, being part of Bennetts End Farm, occupied by Saunders.
Witnesses - Wm. Ginger
R.F. Hodgson
Signature - Rich. Steward

Copy of Court Roll: Manor of Hemel Hempstead.  AH 171  13th December 1783

Contents:
Admission of Paul Vaillant of Twickenham on surrender of Wlm. Elkins and wife Christiana, John Hawkins, Wlm. and John Steward, devisees and heirs of John Puddephatt, decd.
Readings 8a. 1r. 18p. on High Street side abutting North on Cows Lane, South and East on Vaillant, West on Lewin, Pease Croft 5a. 1r. 30p. on High Street side abutting North and South on Vaillant, East on Lewin and Elkins.

Little Heath  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll and copy of surrender: Manor of Hemel Hempstead.  AH 172-173  June and July 1786

Contents:
Admittance of Elizabeth Plaistowe on surrender of William Plaistowe.
Close called Starve Acre, 6a., near Fields End.
Witness - W. Gingers, steward.

Cox Pond, Bennetts End and Raxters End  [no ref. or date]

Certificate of contract for redemption of land tax.  AH 174  18th March 1799

Contents:
Paul Vaillant of London, esq.
Farm called Coxpond occupied by Bennett, 2 messuages and lands occupied by Chenells, messuage and lands occupied by Steward, all in parish of Hemel Hempstead. Haxters End Farm, Northchurch, occupied by Field.
Field in Frithsden occupied by Field.
Field 9a. in Hemel occupied by Field

Little Heath  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll: Manor of Hemel Hempstead.  AH 175  2nd and 3rd June 1801

Contents:
Admittance of John Field of Haxters End in trust for John Hare of Bourne End, on surrender of Elizabeth Deering, nee Plaistowe.
Close called 8 Acres at Boxted Side and 1a. purchased of John Fenn, both in Manor of Hemel Hempstead.
Other personal names.

Attested copy of marriage settlement.  AH 176  25th July 1801

Contents:
1) Lt. Col. William Hutchinson; 2) Paul Vaillant esq. and Letitia Vaillant his daughter; 3) Nathaniel Gostling, John Vaillant and Rev. Philip Vaillant.
2 leasehold houses in Holles Street, St. Marylebone, lands in Clothall and Yardley. Messuage called the Bell in Braint Street, Hendon. Copyhold in Hendon, Hampstead and Tottenham.

Copy of Court Roll: Manor of Hemel Hempstead.  AH 177  15th and 16th June 1802

Contents:
Admission of Philip Vaillant and John Dingwall, on death of Paul Vaillant. Coxpond, Hill End Farm, Fields End, Field names.
Witness - Willn. Hayton, steward
(Wlm. Hamilton and Sarah Halsey, Lord and Lady of manor).

Copy of Court Roll: Manor of Hemel Hempstead.  AH 178  6th January 1803

Contents:
Admission of Philip Vaillant on surrender of Paul Vaillant, who was admitted on death of father, Paul.
Farmhouse at Fields End.
Field names.
Witness - Wlm. Hayton, steward.
(Wlm. Hamilton and Sarah Halsey, Lord and Lady of manor).

Lease for a year and deed of enfranchisement.  AH 179-180  24th and 26th May 1817

Seals - 2 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Joseph Thompson Halsey of Gaddesden Park, esq.; 2) John Rooper and Rev. Thos. Whateley; 3) Rev. Philip Vaillant of Stoked Alborne, Surrey, clerk.
Property - as in Nos. AH 177/8.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Michael Morrah
John Forbrook
Thos. Rich. Rooper
Samuel Stokes
Harry Grover
Wlm. Smith
Signatures - J.T. Halsey
John Rooper
Thos. Whately
Endorsements - Receipt for £394. 12. 0. consideration money. Certificate of entry on Court Rolls.

Release of dower and thirds and freebench.  AH 181  20th April 1818

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Sarah Halsey of Gaddesden Park, widow of Joseph Thompson Halsey, to Rev. Philip Vaillant, clerk.
Coxpond, Hill End, Fields End, Bennetts End; messuage and lands enfranchised 26th May 1817.
Witness - Wlm. Smith.
Signature - Sarah Halsey.

Certificates of baptism and burials.  AH 182-184  1739 - 1827

Contents:
Paul Vaillant, baptised March 1739.
John Dingwall, buried June 1811.
Theodosia Vaillant, buried 25th January 1827.

Indenture of Fine.  AH 185  1828

Contents:
John Goble Blake, plt., Nathaniel Gostling and wife Elizabeth Theodosia, Sir Wlm. Hutchinson and wife Letitia, deforc.
10 messuages, 10 cottages, 15 gardens, 530a. of land, 60a. meadow, 60a. pasture, 30a. wood, in Northchurch and Hemel Hempsted.
Hilary 1828

Papers relating to proposed conveyance.  AH 186-188  1828

Contents:
(Includes letter re common rights).
Vaillant's Trustees to late Earl of Bridgewater's Trustees.
Signatures - Tho. Chippendale
Wm. Tindal

Abstract of title with opinion.  AH 189  10th January 1828

Contents:
Devisees of Paul Vaillant, decd.
Cox Pond, Fields End, Bennetts End, Hill End, Haxters End, Broadway, Bourne End, Lt. Heath.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Signature - Tho. Chippendale.

Northchurch and Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Further abstract of title.  AH 190  1828

Contents:
Vaillant's devisees to Bridgewater's trustees.
Haxters End Farm, Hanging Field, and Fields End Farm.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Inquiries on title and opinion.  AH 191  10th January 1828

Contents:
Vaillant's devisees to Bridgewater's trustees.
Haxters End Farm, Hanging Field, Broadway, Spittle Meadows, Green Lane Mead, Little Heath Farm, Hill End Farm, Reddings and Peasecroft, Fields End Farm.

Report on valuation of farms.  AH 192  20th March 1828

Contents:
Geo. Creed to Wm. Smith esq.
Hill End Farm, Haxters End, Field called the Hangings.
Signature - Geo. Creed.

Lease for a year.  AH 193  26th March 1828

Seals - 6 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Rev. Philip Vaillant, Phil. Vaillant, Nathan.. Gostling and wife Elizabeth Theodosia, Frances Vaillant, Sir Wlm.
Hutchinson and wife Letitia, Nath.
Gostling and Phil. Vaillant; 2) John, Earl Brownlow, Lord Viscount Clive and Charles, Lord Farnborough.
Cox Pond, Fields End, Lt. Heath, Haxters End, Broadway, Bourne End.
Field names.
Witnesses - Theodosia Vaillant
Jno. W. Dawson
H.W. Hudson
I. Hutchinson
Geo. Richards
Jno. Eldridge
Signatures - Philip Vaillant
Nath. Gostling
Eliz. Gostling
Frances Vaillant
Wlm. and Letitia Hutchinson

Case and opinion of Thos. Chippendale as to interest of Sir Wlm. Hutchinson in Vaillant property and copy of letters re same.  AH 194-196  5th April 1828

Contents:
Vaillant devisees to Exors. of Lord Bridgewater.
Copyhold in Northchurch vested in Philip Vaillant. Copyhold in Hemel Hempstead vested in Philip Vaillant. ¼ of remaining 60 or 70 acres (original freehold) vested in Lady Hutchinson. In all 780 acres.
Other personal names.
Signature - Tho. Chippendale.

Abstract of leases of farms.  AH 197  [n.d.]

Contents:
Paul Vaillant to George Bennett (1793), George Bennett (1795), Philip Vaillant to Jos. Hill (1817), Jno. George (1823), Paul Vaillant to John Field (1795), George Chennells (1795), Philip Vaillant to George Egerton (1826).
Lt. Coxpond, Pease Croft and Further Reddings, Gt. Coxpond, Gt. and Lt.
Coxpond, Haxters End, Spittal Moors, 4a. near Broadway, Lt. Green Lane meadow, Little Heath (as in AH 444), Fields End Farm.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Abstract of title: Manor of Hemel Hempstead.  AH 198  [1828]

Contents:
Joseph Halsey esq. (Lease from the Crown to Halsey 12th March 1816. Mortgage by Halsey to Rooper and Whately 1st and 2nd April 1816).
Manor of Hemel Hempstead with the members, except the Waste, ½a. with cottage and 21 limes trees abutting East on the Gade, West by the Paddock of T.A. Green, South by Gadebridge Lane.

Further abstract of title as to enfranchisement by Lord of manor: Manor of Hemel Hempstead.  AH 199  1829

Contents:
Agreement between Joseph Thompson Halsey and wife Sarah, and John Rooper and Thos.
Whately providing for enfranchisement of copyhold.
Manor of Hemel Hempstead with the members.

Hemel Hempetead  [no ref. or date]

Little Heath; Manor of Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Copy of surrender.  AH 200  17th October 1833

Contents:
John Field of Pix Farm, by direction of Ann Hare of Little Beath to Frank John Moore esq.
Close formerly called Eight Acres at Boxted side and 1a. purchased of John Fenn, being now one field called Starve Acre.
Signatures - John Field
Ann Hare (mark)

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 201  27th and 28th May 1834

Contents:
Admittance of Frank John Moore on surrender of John Field, by direction of Ann Hare.
Close formerly called 8 Acres at Boxted side and 1a. purchased of John Fenn, all now being Starve Acre.
Signature - Wm. Whately; steward.

Copy of absolute surrender.  AH 202  10th May 1837

Contents:
Frank John Moore of Berkhamsted St. Mary, esq., to John, Early Brownlow, Lord Viscount Clive and Charles, Lord Farnborough, devisees in trust of John william, late Earl of Bridgewater.
Close formerly called Eight Acren at Boxted side and 1a. purchased from John Fenn, now Starve Acre 7a. 3r. 10p., bounded on North-West by Moore, on other side by Bridgewater.
Witnesses - Jos. Jennings
Thomas Fowler

Northchurch and Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Bourne End  [no ref. or date]

Mortgage.  AH 203  3rd October 1743

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Harcourt Woodhouse of Colney Chappell, esq., grandson of John Woodhouse of Berkhamsted St. Peter, doctor in physick, to John Sibley of Studham, esq.
Messuage in Berkhamated St. Peter occupied by Cath. Thompson, the Hop garden adjoining, Spittle Moores, 6a. at Bourn End.
Witnesses - William pleater
John Duncombe.
Signature - Harcourt Woodhouse.
Endorsements - Receipt for £200 consideration money. Agreement for payment of interest.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 204-205  15th and 16th September 1746

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Harcourt. Woodhouse of Colney Chapple, Shenley, and wife. Ann, to Rev. John Cowper of Berkhamsted St. Peter, D.D.
Messuage in Berkhamsted St. Peter occupied by Cath. Thompson and the Hopground (part of orchard of same tenement), 2a. 2r. 19p. abutting South-East on Cocks Lane, South-West on Tenter piece occupied by Deere, 2 meadows (now 3) called Spittle Moores, 6a. at Bourne end, Northchurch.
Witnesses - Ashley Cooper
John Duncombe
Signatures - Harcourt and Ann Woodhouse.
Endorsements - Receipt for £440 consideration money.

Bargain and Sale.  AH 206  16th September 1746

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Harcourt Woodhouse to Rev. Dr. John Cowper.
Property - as in Nos. AH 204/5.
Witnesses - Ashley Cowper
John Duncombe
Signature - Harcourt Woodhouse.

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 207  17th September 1746

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John. Sibley of Studham; 2) Harcourt Woodhouse of Colney Chapple; 3) Rev. John Cooper, D.D.; 4) Richard Bard. Harcourt, esq., of Berkhamsted St. Peter.
Property - as in Nos. AH 204/5.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
H. Wilkinson
Ashley Cowper
Signatures - John Sibley
Harcourt Woodhouse
John Cowper
Ric. Bard Harcourt
Endorsements - Receipt for £220 consideration money.

Indenture of Fine.  AH 208  1746-7

Contents:
John Cowper, D.D., plt., Henry Johnson and wife Letitia, Harcourt Woodhouse and wife. Ann, Wlm. Butler and wife Judith, deforc.
Messuage, barn, stable, orchard, 5a. land, 15a. meadow, 5a. pasture in Berkhamsted St. Peter, Berkhamsted St. Mary and Gt. Gaddesden.
Hilary 1746/7

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 209  20th May 1757

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Richard Bard Harcourt of Pendley; 2) William Cowper of the Middle Temple, esq., the poet eldest son of Rev. John Cowper, decd.; 3) Paul Vaillant of St. Clement Danes, esq.; 4) Francis Caryl, mans mercer.
2 meadows now divided into 3 called Spittle Meadows, 6a. at Bournend, Northchurch occupied by Taylor, abutting South on highway, North on river, East on meadow of Geary, West on meadow of Rose.
Witnesses - Charles Laurence
Jas. Knight
Thomas King
H. Wilkinson
Signatures - Richard Bard Harcourt Wm. Cowper

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 210-211  19th and 20th May 1757

Seals - 1 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Cowper of the Middle Temple, esq. and Rebecca. Cowper, widow of Rev. John Cowper, to Paul Vaillant of St. Clement Danes, esq.
Spittle Meadows, Bourn end, as in No. AH 209.
Witnesses - Charles Laurence
Jas. Knight
John Duncombe
Jno. A. Castineau
Signatures - William Cowper (the poet)
Rebecca Cowper
Endorsements - Receipt for £180 consideration money.

Covenant to produce deeds.  AH 212  20th May 1757

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Paul Vaillant of St. Clement Danes, esq., to william Cowper of the Middle Temple, esq. (eldest son of Rev. John Cowper, decd.).
Spittle Moores, Bourn end, as in No. AH 209.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Charles Laurence
Signature - Paul Vaillant.

Abstract of title from 1733.  AH 213  1805

Contents:
Joseph Allen, junr.
3 closes in Northchurch, 6a. called Adders Mead, Little Mead and Hay Mead.
Other personal names.

Letter giving measurements and plan of Mr. Allen's meadow.  AH 214  22nd September 1805

Contents:
B. Bevan of Leighton, Beds., to the Earl of Bridgewater.
Measure of part set out for Jno. Field 1a. 1r. 7p.; measure of proposed new road 0a. 0r. 22p.; measure of part set out for Earl of Bridgewater 1a. 0r. 28p.
Signature - B. Bevan.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 215-216  26th and 27th September 1805

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Joseph Allen, the younger, of Hillingdon, yeoman, to John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
Adders Mead or Otters Mead at Bournend, Northchurch 2a. 2r. 17p. abutting North on the Millpond at Bourn End, South on Berkhamsted High Road, East on Salter, West on Valiant.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Field
John Duncombe
Signature - Joseph Allen, junr.
Endorsements - Receipt for £208. 10. 0. consideration money.

Abstract of title from 1733.  AH 217  [1805]

Contents:
Thomas Ryder esq.
Customary messuage and parcels of land called Bourn End Farm and King's Mead, and wood called Bourn Grove in hamlet of Bovingdon.
Other personal names.

Copy of Court Roll and receipt for consideration money.  AH 218-219  3rd and 4th June 1806

Contents:
Admittance of John William, Earl of Bridgewater, on surrender of Thomas Ryder of Northchurch, esq.
Close called Millhurst, 3r. 8p. at Bournend, Northchurch, occupied by Suffolk, abutting North on backwater of mill belonging to Bridgewater, South on mill tail belonging to said mill, East on lands of Allen, West on Back Lane.

Demise for 99 years and feoffment.  AH 220-221  26th and 27th August 1816

Seals - 2 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Samuel Salter of Rickmansworth, esq. and Rt. Hon. William Capel of Watford, clerk, and wife Sarah, to Rt. Hon. John William, Earl of Bridgewater. Viscount Brackley and Baron of Ellesmere.
Piece of meadow, 3r. at Bourn End, occupied by Nash, abutting North on river, East on slip of ground late lane from turnpike to river, South on turnpike, West on Bridgewater land.
Witnesses - Jno. Palmer
Harry Grover
Signatures - S. Salter
Wm. Capel
S. Capel
Endorsements - Certificate of livery of seisin (no witnesses).

Indentures of Fine.  AH 222-223  3rd November 1816

Contents:
John William, Earl of Bridgewater, plt., Samuel Salter, Wlm. Capel and wife Sarah, deforc.
1a. Land, 1a. meadow, 1a. pasture in Northchurch.

Covenant to levy fine.  AH 224  18th June 1674

Seals - 1 papered, 1 red wax with stag.

Contents:
1) Thos. Bunce of Watford and wife Martha; 2) Michaell Atkins of Bourne End, blacksmith, and wife Rebecca; 3) Francis Marston, gent., and Wlm. Ingland, blacksm., Bourn End.
Messuage late occupied by Mead, 4 cottages near it occupied by Stephens, Ladd, Page, Page, at Watford. Also messuage at Bourne End occupied by Atkins, close 2a. abutting South on Osmond, North on highway, East on highway from Bourn End to Bovington.
Witnesses - Samuell Bunce
Ric. Church
Jeremy Knight
Signatures - Thos. Bunce
Martha Bunt
Francis Marston
Wlm. Ingland (mark)

Copy of Will.  AH 225a  17th April 1708

Contents:
Michael Atkins, the elder, of Bournend, Northchurch, yeoman, to wife Rebeccah, and sons Michael and John.
Messuage at Goshamend occupied by Dod, messuage and smith's shop at Bourne End, close called Shingles field; messuage at Buckshill; messuage and malt house at Berkhamsted St. Peter occupied by Attwood.
Witnesses - John Brimly
Henry Atkins
John Earbury

Release and further mortgage.  AH 225b  7th January 1720

Seals.

Contents:
Michael Atkins to Henry Atkins.
Smithy, etc., Bourne End, occupied by Robert Peppiatt.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses.
Signatures.

Conveyance.  AH 225c  31st May 1721

Contents:
Michael Atkins late of Buckshill, now of Watford, blacksmith (son of Michael Atkins of Bourne End, blacksmith) and Sarah his wife to Henry Atkins of Bourne End, blacksmith, £185.
Tenement late Rebecca Atkins, then Ann Pepiatt, wids., smithy, and 2 acres at Bourne End, Northchurch.
Signatures.

Lease for a year.  AH 226a  30th May 1721

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Michaell Atkins of Watford, son of Michael Atkins, dec'd. of Bourne End, and wife Sarah, and Henry Atkins of Bournend, blacksmith.
Messuage where Rebeccah Atkins dwelt, now occupied by Anne Pepiatt, smith's forge, etc.
Field names.
Witnesses - James Marston
John Pitkin
Ric. Atkins
Signatures - Michael and Sarah Atkins.

Conveyance.  AH 226b  7th September 1721

Contents:
Rebecca Atkins, widow of Michael Atkins of Bourne end, blacksmith, and Henry Atkins of Bourne End, blacksmith. £40.
Messuage, smithy and land, Bourne End (abuttals given).
Field names.
Other personal names.
Signatures.

Fine.  AH 226c  1722

Contents:
Barnabas Edwards and Wm. Wigg, quer., Michael and Sarah Atkins, Henry and Judith Glenister, Joshua and Hesther Leigh.
2 Messuages, shop and lands, moiety of 1 messuage in Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead and Northchurch.
Easter 1722

Marriage settlement.  AH 227  8th June 1730

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Henry Atkins of Northchurch, blacksmith, to Daniel Cox of Woborne, Bucks., mill-wright, and Ric. Atkins of Flampstedd, gent.
Property - as in AH 226.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Benj. Wheeler
Joseph Child
Signature - Henry Atkins

Deed to lead the uses of a fine.  AH 228  25th January 1757

Seals - 3 red wax wafer, with 3 swans.

Contents:
Henry Atkins of Bournend, blacksmith, and Daniell Atkins, son of Henry, to Richard Atkins of Leighton Bussard in Bedford, gent.
Property - as in No. AH 226, but messuage now divided into two, occupied by Thos.
Atkins and Robt. Barr.
Witnesses - Wm. Johnson of the Grove Farm, Gt. Gaddesden
Ri. Wigg Atkins
Signatures - Henry, Daniel and Richard Atkins

Indenture of Fine.  AH 229  1757

Contents:
Richard Atkins and James Trott, plt., Henry and Daniel, Nathan Pratt and wife Susannah, William Blow and wife Ann, def. 2 messuages, 8a. land, 2a. meadow, 2a. pasture in Northchurch and Studham.
Trinity 1757

Mortgage and copy. Bond.  AH 230-232  23rd June 1757

Seals - 2 red wax wafer with 3 swans.

Contents:
Henry Atkins of Bournend and son, Daniel, to John Fowler of Tuddington, Beds.
Property - as in AH 228.
Witnesses - Wm. Johnson
Ri. Wigg Atkins
Signatures - Henry Atkins
Daniel Atkins
Endorsements - Receipt for £110 8th June 1767. Receipt from Fowler.

Bond for further charge and copy.  AH 233-234  11th September 1765

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Daniel Atkins of Huntonbridge, gent., to John Fowler of Tuddington, Beds., yeoman.
Property - as in AH 228.
Witnesses - Edw. Pluckrose
Rich. Atkins
Signature - Daniel Atkins

Indentures of Lease and Release.  AH 235-236  6th and 7th March 1767

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Daniel Atkins of Berkhamsted St. Peter, husbandman, and wife Frances, to Henry Feary of Berkhamsted St. Peter, cordwainer.
Property - as in AH 228.
Witnesses - Ric. Bone
H. Wilkinson
Signatures - Daniel Atkins
Frances Atkins
Endorsements - Receipts for £77 and £32.

Abstract of title from 1641.  AH 237  [1767]

Contents:
Daniel Atkins.
Property - as in AH 228.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 238  30th June 1767

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Fowler of Tuddington, yeoman; 2) Daniel Atkins of Berkhamsted St. Peter, husbandman; 3) Henry Feary of Berkhamsted St. Peter, cordwainer; 4) Thos. Wilkinson Hun. of Berkhamsted St. Peter, taylor.
Property - as in AH 228.
Witnesses - Wlm. Brasington
Rich. Atkins
Jno. Somlin
H. Wilkinson
Wlm. Cooper
Signatures - John Fowler
Daniel Atkins
Henry Feary
Thos. Wilkinson jun.

Mortgage.  AH 239  25th July 1767

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Henry Feary of Berkhamsted St. Peter, cordwainer, to Thomas Bray of Berkhamsted St. Peter, malster.
Property - as in AH 228.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Edw. Briscoe
H. Wilkinson
Signature - Henry Feary.
Endorsements - 26th March 1775. Assignment of mortgage to merge in the inheritance.

Extract from probate of will.  AH 240  27th April 1768

Contents:
Henry Feary of Berkhamsted St. Peter, cordwainer.
All messuages and lands in Eddlesborough and Ivinghoe, Bucks., and Northchurch and Tring, Herts.
Witnesses - Jas. Cook
Thos. Wilkinson
W. Wilkinson

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 241-242  24th and 25th March 1775

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Sarah Feary of Berkhamsted St. Peter, widow of Henry. Feary, to Joseph. Goodall of Henrietta Street, Cavendish Square, gent.
Messuage occupied by Rebecca. Atkins, then Ann. Pepiatt, then Thos. Atkins and Robt. Barr, now John Mathews, blacksmith, etc.
Field names.
Witnesses - Thos. Lake, baker
Edw. Suffolk, farmer
Wlm. Ginger, jun.
Signature - Sarah Feary (mark)
Endorsements - Receipt for £135. 14. 8. consideration money.

Copy of will.  AH 243  12th April 1786

Contents:
Joseph Goodall of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent., to sons Williams and Joseph.
Messuage in town of Berkhamsted St. Peter occupied by Captain. Robarts. Copyhold of manor of Abbots Langley called Northend Farm occupied by Aslin. Houses and lands at Bovingtdon. Cherry Tree Farm, Chesham. Estate at Bournend occupied by Suffolk, Harding, Fenn, Burnham, Smith, Pain and Nightingale.

Indentures of lease and release and Bond of indemnity against dower.  AH 244-246  24th and 25th July 1797

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Rev. Joseph. Goodall of Eton, clerk; 2) Jonas Harding of Bourns End, Northchurch, yeoman; 3) Joseph Geary of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent.
Property - as in No. AH 241/2.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Signature - Joseph Goodall.

Abstract of title from 1730.  AH 247  1797

Contents:
Jonas Harding.
Property - as in No. AH 241/2.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Nettlenden with Potten End, Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Martin's and Lans's Nursery  [no ref. or date]

Lease for 21 years from 29th September 1859.  AH 248  21st February 1860

Seals - 4 red wax and wafer.

Contents:
John Manship Mills, brewer, John Skinner, bricklayer, John Tomlin, shoemaker, and Stephen Holloway, trustees of Balshaw's Charity, to John Edward Lane, nurseryman and florist.
Messuage and farm lands called Martins Pond Farm.
Field names.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover
Signature - J.M. Mills
John Skinner
John Tomlin
Stephen Holloway

Lane's Nursery  [no ref. or date]

Lease and counterpart for 17 years from 29th September 1863.  AH 249-250  12th August 1864

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John William Spencer Brownlow, Earl Brownlow, to John Edward Lane of Berkhamsted St. Peter, nurseryman and florist.
Plan and schedule.
Field names.
Witnesses - Edward. Browning, architect.
R. Whitmore
Signtures - John Edward Lane
Brownlow

Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Nettleden, etc.  [no ref. or date]

Eastern Division  [no ref. or date]

Book of reference to the 1826 map of the eastern division of Northchurch.  AH 251  1826


Related information: See D/P 74/29/3, 29/5

Contents:
Name of occupier in alphabetical order, proprietor, number on plan, premises described, state and acreage.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Reference and valuation of land in eastern division of Northchurch.  AH 252  [1826?]


Related information: See D/P 74/29/3, 29/5

Contents:
Number on plan (i.e. of 1826), proprietor, occupier, description, state, acreage.
This appears to contain information similar to that in No. AH 251 but is arranged in numerical order.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Copy of valuation of Ashridge property in eastern division of Northchurch.  AH 253  undated


Related information: See D/P 74/29/3, 29/5

Contents:
Number on plan, occupier, proprietor, description, cultivation, acreage, value, value of tithe. Appears to be copy of No. AH 251 with additional information.
Field names.
Other personal names.
[later copy referring to map dated 1826]

Copy of Northchurch Poor Rate Assessment.  AH 254  3rd November 1834

Contents:
Name, property, valuation given.
Field names.

Particulars of Ashridge property in Northchurch, taken from Mr. Glenister's Survey.  AH 255  [c.1840]

Contents:
Proprietors: Lady. Bridgewater, B. Duncombe esq. Occupiers: Thos. Ashby, Austin Seabrok, Isaac Dell, Evans. Evan, Mrs. Hawes, Jno. Johnson, Tho. Landon, Henry Lane, John. Manton, Wlm. Puttenham, Thos. Rolfe.
Field names.
Signtures - Details given: occupier, proprietor, number on plan, premises, state, contents, value per acre, total value, cultivation, tithes.

Schedule of freeholds and quit rents due: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 256  undated; [after 1860]

Contents:
Name of owner, description of property, name of occupier, amount of quit rent, sometimes note that common rights extinguished.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Schedule of quit rents for copyholds: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 257  26th October 1857

Contents:
Field names.
Other personal names.

Valuation of Northchurch for Poor Rate.  AH 258-261  30th December 1862

2 copies, not identical and loose sheets of supplemental list for Lt. Gaddesden and Studham.

Contents:
Number, occupier, owner, description, name or situation of property, estimated extent, gross estimated rental, rateable value.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Abstract of title for 1812.  AH 262  [1824]

Contents:
William Duncombe.
Conveyed to him by master and usher of Berkhamsted School to redeem land tax.
Field names.

Indentures of lease and release by way of exchange.  AH 263-264  [n.d.]

Seals - 1 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Duncombe of Northchurch, gent., and wife Ann, to John, Earl Brownlow, Edw. Herbert, Ld. Viscount Clise, and Sir Chas. Long.
Field names.
Witnesses - Wm. Montgomery
Henry Davies
Signtures - Wm. Duncombe
Ann Duncombe
Endorsements - Receipt for £32. 17. 0.
Consideration money.

Abstract of exchange deed.  AH 265  13th May 1824

Contents:
1) John, Earl Brownlow, Lord Viscount Clive, and Sir Chas. Long; 2) William Duncombe, gent.; 3) Rev. Thomas Dupre of Berkhamsted, clerk.
Field names.

Attested copies of indentures of lease and release.  AH 266-267  18th and 19th June 1827

Contents:
1) Henry Brandreth. Duncombe; 2) Eliz. Duncombe. Widow; 3) James, Eliz. and Mary Ann. Duncombe; 4) William. Smart and James Field (of Norcott Court).
All the freehold property of late Brandreth Duncombe.
Field names.
Witnesses - William Jones
Joseph Cannon
Thos. Stephens
Joseph Perry

Copy of offer and proposal.  AH 268  21st December 1835

Contents:
W. Duncombe
Meadow near the Castle, field near White Hill occupied by Collings, 10a., piece in Doctors Commons 4½a., piece in Lagley 2½a.

Indentures of Lease and Release.  AH 269-270  27th and 28th December 1837

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Henry Brandreth Duncombe, chemist and druggist, and wife Charlotte;
2) William Duncombe of Lagley, Northchurch, gent.; 3) John Gregory of Clements Inn, gent.
Field names.
Witnesses - J. Gregory
Thos. Clark
Signatures - Henry Brandreth Duncombe
Charlotte Duncombe
Endorsements - Certification and consent of Charlotte Duncombe.

Consent to exchange.  AH 271-272  22nd and 24th January 1839

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Bond of indemnity against dower.
Charlotte Catherine Anne, Countess of Bridgewater, to Brownlow and Clife; Wlm. Duncombe to Brownlow and Clive.
7a. Or. 22p. in Durrants Farm, 9a. 2r. 12p. at Whitehill, Little Strawberry Close, Greenway Field, 2a. 2r. 26p. in Lagleys.
Witness - J.H. Luson.
Signature - Wm. Duncombe

Deed of exchange.  AH 273  24th January 1839

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John, Earl Brownlow, Edw. Herbert, Ld. Viscount Clive, devisees of John Wlm., Earl of Bridgewater; 2) William Duncombe of Lagley; 3) Rev. Michael Dupre of Willoughby, Lincs.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Thomas Armos
Geo. Newell
Signature - Wlm. Duncombe
Endorsements - Receipt for £216. 16. 6. consideration money.

Particulars and valuation of glehe land.  AH 274  30th January 1807

Contents:
Rev. F.H. Barker.
Property - as in No. AH 275, also Upper Close pasture 2a. 2r. Op. and Barley Acre, 1a.

Conveyance to redeem land tax.  AH 275  24th July 1810

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Rev. Francis Barker, Rector of Northchurch;
2) Lord Auckland and Lord Glenbervie;
3) John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
Field names.
Witnesses - C. Manley Rippon
I. Figg
J. Willis
Signatures - Francis Henry Barker
Auckland
Glenbervie
Endorsements - Receipt for £997. 7. 0. paid into Bank of England.

Indentures of Fine.  AH 276-277  3rd November 1598

Contents:
James Fenne, John Bruer and William Sowthene, quer.; John Coleman and wife Helen, deforc.
2 Messuages, 2 cottages, 30a. land, 10a. meadow, 6a. pasture, 20a. wood in Berkhamsted Mary alias North Churche.

Indenture of Fine.  AH 278  1701

Contents:
Thomas Pegsworth, Joseph Denning and John Fenn, quer., John Chappell and wife Anne, William Young and wife Mary, John Denning the elder and younger, deforc.
1 Messuage, 20a. land, 20a. pasture in Berkhamsted St. Mary alias Northchurch, Berkhamsted St. Peter and Gt. Gaddesden.
Trinity 1701

Indenture of fine.  AH 279  1740-41

Contents:
Timothy Garrett, plt., William Goodson alias Smith and wife Eliz., and William Trott and wife Mary, deforc.
Messuage, garden, 5a. meadow, 5a. pasture in Astrop, Puttenham and in Northchurch.
Trinity 1740-1

Bank Mill  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Will.  AH 280  12th March 1784

Contents:
William Duncombe of Northchurch, gent., to Elizabeth Lowle, then to grandson, John Duncombe.
All messuages and lands in Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Chesham and Pitstone (Bucks.), Houghton Regis (Beds.), messuage called Pipers Corner and Knives, 2 copyhold closes called Bank Mill Mead.
Witnesses - Edw. Carwell, Holcott, Berkhamsted
Wm. Matthews, Berkhamsted
Joseph How, Northcott Hill

Abstract of title from 1703.  AH 281  1785

Contents:
Brandreth Duncombe, esq.
2 Closes, formerly one, called Bank Mill Mead, 6a. abutting South on highway from Berkhamsted to the common called 2 Waters Moore, North on common river.
Other personal names.

Copy of conveyance.  AH 282  1st March 1798

Contents:
Elizabeth Dell of Tring, Herts., widow, and Isaac Dell of Dudswell, Northchurch, devisees of William Dell dec'd., to the Company of the Proprietors of the Grand Junction Canal.
Close in Northchurch called Bank Mill Mead, 4a., late occupied by Carrier, of which 1a. 37p. has been used for canal, abutting East by road from Berkhamsted to Haxters End, West by brook, South by Cracherode.
(Place given).

Agreement for sale.  AH 283  17th July 1806

Contents:
Brandreth Duncombe of Northchurch, esq., to John Field of Haxters End, yeoman.
2 Closes of pasture called Bank Mill Closes, 6a., now occupied by Parsons, copyhold of manor of Northchurch.
Witness - Wlm. Smith of Hemel Hempstead.
Signatures - Brandreth Duncombe
John Field
Endorsements - Receipt for £1. 1. 0. part of consideration money.

Copy of surrender and deed of covenant.  AH 284-285  23rd February 1807

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Brandreth Duncombe of North Court Hill, Northchurch, esq., to use of John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
2 Closes called Bankmill Closes, 6a., abutting South-West on highway from Berkhamsted to Two Waters Moor or Box Moor, North on common river.
Witnesses - Harry Grover, dep. steward.
William Smith
Signature - Brandreth Duncombe
Endorsements - Receipt for £400 consi0deration money.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 286  14th October 1807

Contents:
Admittance of John William, Earl of Bridgewater, on surrender of Brandreth Duncombe, esq.
2 Closes of meadow called Bank Mill Closes, 6a.
Signature - Harry Grover, deputy steward.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Berkhamsted.  AH 287  13th April 1675

Contents:
Admission of John Burford on surrender of Edward Hunt.
Piece of meadow near Bankemill Lane on East, West on land formerly Thos. Hunt, North on River, South on highway.

Attested copy of conveyance.  AH 288  15th June 1799.

Contents:
Ann Norris, Joseph and Henry Norris and Wlm. Chappell to Company of Proprietors of Grand Junction Canal.
36p. Lately part of the Water Mead taken from North-East side of same for canal, also 1a. 33p. remaining part of Water Mead, abutting South-East on Lowle, North-West on school ground, North-East by canal, South and South-West by Berkhamsted River.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Daniel Norris
Endorsements - Receipt for £28. 12. 6. consideration money.

Conveyance.  AH 289  4th January 1804

Seals - paper seal of Coy., 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Company of Proprietors of Grand Junction Canal to John Rooper of Berkhamstead Castle, esq.
1a. 33p. in Berkhamstead St. Peter on South-West side of Grand Junction Canal, etc.
Witnesses - Richd. Cowlishaw Sale
Rachel Whateley
Saml. Stokes
Signature - John Rooper
Endorsements - Receipt for £145 consideration money.

Conveyance.  AH 290  19th September 1804

Seals - Propr. of Grand Junction Canal.

Contents:
Company of Proprietors of Grand Junction Canal to John Field of Haxters End, gent.
1. 3r. of land in Broadway Common Field, Northchurch, part (1r. 10p,) on South-West of canal sold to Canal Coy. by Tomlin 16th March 1803.
Witness - George Nelson.
Endorsements - Receipt for £10. 15. 0. consideration money.

Deed of feoffment.  AH 291  24th May 1805

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Field of Haxters End, gent., and James Field, his son.
2 Cottages lately erected by John Field on 1r. 3p. ground in Broadway Common Field on South-West of Grand Junction Canal.
Witnesses - Humphrey Tompkins
Jno. Duncombe
Endorsements - Certificate of livery of seisin. Receipt for £100 consideration money.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 292  29th October 1811

Contents:
Admission of John Rooper to land released by Grand Junction Canal proprietors.
1a. 33p. In Berkhamsted St. Peter on South-West side of Grand Junction Canal, part of Water Mead abutting North-East on canal, South and South-West on river, late Norris.
Witness - Wlm. Smith, dep. steward.

Particulars and conditions of sale.  AH 293-294  13th November 1811

2 copies.

Contents:
James Field, purchaser of lots 1 and 3. Messrs. Bailey & Casebourn, auctioneers, sale to take place at Kings Arms Inn, Berkhamsted.
1) 1a. 32p. In Berkhamsted lately occupied by Barber (copyhold); 2) 2r. 28p. near Bank Mill Bridge adjoining Grand Junction Canal; 3) 2a. 1r. 9p. near Bank Mill Bridge adjoining Grand Junction Canal; 4) 3r. 32p. meadow opposite Ragged Row between school land and Bridge.
Signatures - James Field
William Bailey, auctioneer.

Copy of absolute surrender.  AH 295  31st December 1811

Contents:
John Rooper of Abbots Ripton, esq., to John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
1a. 33p. of customary land in Berkhamsted St. Peter, occupied by Rev. F. Henry Barker, part of Water Mead, bounded on South-East by Lowle, North-West by school land, South and South-West by River.
Witness - Wm. Margetts, dep. steward.
Signature - John Rooper

Abstract of title from 1734.  AH 296  [1811]

Contents:
Property - as in No. AH 289 (Water Mead formerly Salmons Mead).

Indentures of lease and release and bond for performance of covenants.  AH 297-299  23rd and 24th December 1811

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Rooper of Abbots Ripton, Hunts., esq., to John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
2a. 1r. 9p. of land in Northchurch, occupied by Littleboy, formerly part of Bank Mill Close between Grand Junction Canal and River (1a. 0r. 33p. in Berkhamsted St. Peter, part of Water Mead, to be surrendered).
Witnesses - Maria Cranwell
Thos. Rd. Rooper
Signature - John Rooper
Endorsements - Receipts for £58. 16. 0. and £194. 5. 0. consideration money.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 300  27th October 1812

Contents:
Admission of John William, Earl of Bridgewater, on surrender of John Rooper, esq.
1a. 33p., part of Water Mead, as in No. AH 295.
Signature - Willm. Smith, dep. steward.

Instructions.  AH 301  25th March 1848

Contents:
Trustees of will of John William, Earl of Bridgewater. Company of Proprietors of Grand Union Canal.

Conveyance.  AH 302  7th March 1860

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Brown of Tring, brewer, and Frank John Moore of Northchurch, esq.,to William Kinsey, James Woodroff, trustees of John Joseph Field, late of caldicot House, Aldenham, esq.
2 freehold cottages and gardens at Broadway Common or Bank Mill, occupied by Ellis and Talbot, built on 1r. 3p. in Broadway Common Field.
Witnesses - Thomas James Richardson, Royal
Hotel, Tring Station
Vetinary surgeon
Wm.Lewis
Chas. Wood
Signature - John Brown Frank John Moore

Broadway  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment.  AH 303  21st December 1629

Contents:
Ephraym Howe of Little Heath, Brekhamsted Saint Marie alias Northchurch, yeoman, to Mary Howe,eldest daughter of William Howe of the Pix,Homelhemsted,yeoman.
Close called Norman's more, 3a., in Northchurch, abutting West on Shingles mead, North on kin's river, 2a. in greate Mill field, Northchurch, abutting North on Grove Field, South on other personal names.
Witnesses - William How
William Crawley
Russell Buckbert
Signature - Ephraim How

Feoffment.  AH 304  27th December 1633

Contents:
Mary Howe of Hemelhemsted,mayden,to her brother Francis Howe of Felden,yeoman.
Close of meadow called Norman's Moore 3a in Northchurch, abutting West on Shingells Mead, North on King's River, also 2a in Gt, Millfeild abutting North on Grovefield, South on James Fenn (granted to her by Ephraim How, 1629).
Witnesses - Walter and Wlm. Whelpby Francis Dell
Signature - Mary Howe (mark)
Endorsements - certificate of livery of seisin.

Conveyance (Feoffment).  AH 305a  8th July 1614

Seals - gone.

Contents:
Edmund Young of Berkhamsted Marye alias Northchurch, esq., to James Fenn, the elder, yeoman.
6a.Wood part of Shingle grove and 1r of Oldfield
Witnesses - Thos. Bowker
Raff Bovey
Wm. Heam, sen.
Ed. Hide
J. Stone
W. Heame, jun.
J. Brewer
Signatures.

Conveyance.  AH 305b  10th January 1618/9

Seals - gone.

Contents:
Rd. Ewer of St. Saviours, southwark, yeoman, Precilla his wife; Wm, Ewer of St. Stephen's, St. Albans, yeoman; and George Walker, and Bethia his wife; to Jas. Fenn, sen. of Northchurch, yeoman £70.
Overshinglefield (8a) Shinglegrove East, Oldfields W, Showkers Lane North, Rd. Whelpley's land South.
Other personal names.
Signatures.

Bargain and sale.  AH 305c  8th April 1659

Seals - fragment.

Contents:
William Herne of Abbots Langley, yeoman, to Richard Kempter of Bourn End, Northchurch, Miller.
Two closes of land now in one, called Over Shinglefeilds, 8a. in Northchurch abutting East and North on Shinglegrove, land of James Fenn, South on Sukers Lane, bought of William Whelpey and mother, Susan.
Witnesses - Robt. Sawcer
Francis Marston of Bourn End
John Bunn of Bourn End
Walter Whelpley of Freesden
Signature - William Herne
Endorsement - Livery of seisin

Mortgage by Demise.  AH 305d  24th August 1676

Contents:
James Fenn; Jane Sibley.
£70.
Messuage called Broadway occupied by W. Grover 14a. by Shinglegrove near Bourne End.

Bond to observe Covenants of Mortgage.  AH 305e  24th August 1676

Contents:
James Fenn of Hacksters End, yeoman; Jane Sibley of Gt. Gaddesden, widow.
Witnesses - Robert Gawcor
Edmund Sibley
Mary Humfrey
Signatures.

Mortgage and Bond.  AH 306-307  28th February 1678

Seals - 1 red wax on tongue.

Contents:
James Fenn of Haxters End, yeoman, to Jane Sibley of Greate Gaddesden, widow. Close called Overshinglefeild, 8a. in Northchurch, abutting West on Shingle-grove, and West on land of Seamer, also 8a. wood, part of shinglegrove abutting on West side of Overshinglefeild and South-East on Uppersouthfeild, lying near Broadway.
Witnesses - Robert Sawcer
Edmund Sibley of Gaddesden Hall
Rebecca Sawcer of Hemelhemsted
Signature - James Fenn

Probate of James Fenn of Hacksters End, gent.  AH 308a  12th November 1684

Seal - gone.

Contents:
Son William - Broadway House and lands (named). Daughter Judith - meadows at Bourne End (named).
Daughter Sarah, wife of James Seare, maltster - 3 guineas of gold.
Residue - sons John and William Fenn.
Proved 1688

Assignment of terms of 100 years.  AH 308b  21st December 1684

Contents:
1) Jane Sibley of Gt. Gaddesden, widow;
2) James Fenn of Hacksters End, Northchurch;
3) Thomas-Meadowes of Gt. Gaddesden, miller.
Messuage called Broadway, occupied by Grover, etc.
Witnesses - John Crawley
Richard Field
Signature -Jane Sibley (mark)
Endorsements - Receipt for £140 consideration money.

Indentures of lease and release with bond annexed.  AH 309-310  24th and 25th May 1689

Seals - 1 papered.

Contents:
Richard Kempster of Watford, mealman, to Michael atkins of Bourne End, blacksmith. 2 closes called Over-Shingle-feilds, 8a. at Bourne End, abutting East and North on Shinglegrove and South on Sukers Lane.
Witnesses - John Whelpley
Georg Toppings
Ric. Church
Signature - Richard Kempster
Endorsements - Receipt for £69. 15. 0. consideration money.

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 311  25th March 1697

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Thomas Meadowes of Gt. Gaddesden, miller, and William Fenn of Northchurch, gent., to John Austin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, goldsmith.
Property-as in No.AH 308.
Witnesses-Wlm.Earbury,jun.
John Crawley
John Earbury
Signatures-Tho. Meadows
Wlm.Fenn.
Receipt for £140 consideration money (endorsement).

Assignment of mortgage for 99 years from 1621.  AH 312  20th September 1700

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Jane Pitkin of Hemelhemstead, widow of Josias Pitkin, to Daniel Raye of the Middle Temple, gent.
Normans Moore, 3a abutting North on river, West on How, etc
Witnesses - John Turner
John Costard
Signature - Jane Pitkin (mark)
Endorsements - Receipt for £100 consideration money. Further charge 9th September 1701

Assignment of mortgage and Bond.  AH 313-314  25th March 1702

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) William Fenn of Northchurch, gent.; 2) John Austin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, goldsmith; 3) Walter Wallinger of Grayes Inn, esq.
Property - as in No. AH 308.
Witnesses - John Crawley
W. Wilham
Signatures - - Fenn
John Aystin
Endorsements - Receipt for £140 and £20 consideration money.

Assignment of mortgages for 500 years.  AH 315  28th July 1703

Contents:
Walter Wallinger of Grayes Inn, esq., to Robert Brabant, D.D., of Berkhamstead St. Peter.
Messuage called Broadway, etc., as in No. AH 308.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Tho. Osborne
W. Williams
Signature - Walter Wallinger
Endorsements - Receipt for £170. 14. 0.

Assignment of mortgages for 500 years and Bond.  AH 316-317  13th December 1703

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Robert Brabant of Berkhamsted St. Peter, D.D., and Wlm. Fenn of Northchurch, gent., to William Smith of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent.
Messuage called Broadway, etc., as in No. AH 308.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Crawley
W. Williams
Jos. Cooper
Signatures - Robert Brabant
William Fenn
Endorsements - Receipts for £181, £59 and £6. 19. 0. consideration money.

Further charge.  AH 318  13th June 1705

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Fenn of Northchurch, gent., to William Smith of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent.
Messuage called Broadway, etc., as in No. AH 308.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Crawley
Jos. Cooper
Signature - Willm. Fenn
Endorsement - Receipt for £42

Assignment of mortgages.  AH 319  29th November 1707

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Rebecca Smith, widow of William Smith late of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent., to William Stainforth of London, esq.
Messuage called Broadway, etc., as in No. AH 308.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Crawley
John Hodges
Signature - Rebecca Smith
Endorsement - Receipt for £321. 17. 6.

Assignment of mortgage and Bond.  AH 320-321  23rd June 1709

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Stainforth of London, esq. and Wlm. Fenn of Berkhampsted St. Mary, to John Dissell of St. James, Mddx., cooke.
Messuage called Broadway, etc., as in No. AH 308.
Witnesses - John Crawley
Joseph Thomas
Robt. Skyring
Signatures - William Stainforth (mark)
William Fenn
Endorsement - Receipt for £300 consideration money.

Mortgage.  AH 322  8th July 1710

Contents:
William Fenn of Northchurch, gent., to Jane Crawley of Hemelhempsted, widow.
Shingle Grove, 13a. (formerly wood) abutting South and South-West on Shingle Grove wood, etc.
Witnesses - John Crawley
Robt. Skyring
Signature - Wm. Fenn
Endorsement - Receipt for £50 consideration money.

Further Charge.  AH 323  14th August 1711

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Fenn of Barkhamsted St. Mary, gent., to Jane Crawley of Hemelhempsted, widow.
Property - as in No. AH 322.
Witnesses - John Crawley
Robert Skyring
Signature - William Fenn
Endorsements - Receipt for £20 consideration money 1721-1735, receipts for interest.

Mortgage for 1,000 years and Bond.  AH 324-325  10th July 1712

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Fenn of Barkhamsted St. Mary alias Northchurch, gent., to John Dissell of St. James, Mddx., cooke.
Close of meadow 2a. in Northchurch, etc.
Witnesses - Tho. Brown
Wm. Dissell
John Crawley
Signature - Willm. Fenn
Endorsement - Receipt for £50 consideration money.

Assignment of mortgages.  AH 326  10th October 1716

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Dissell of St. James, Mddx., cooke; 2) William Fenn of Northchurch, gent.; 3) James Smyth of Annables, Harpenden, esq.
Property - as in Nos. AH 308 and 324.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Crawley
Robt. Jenkyn
John Duncombe
Wm. Margrave
Susan and John Smith
Signatures - John Dissell
William Fenn
Will. Smyth
Frances and James Fenn
Mary Reading
Chris. Smyth
Endorsements - Receipt for £50 consideration money. 24th June 1736. Assignment to Christopher Smyth. Receipt for £350 consideration money.

Assignment of mortgage by lease for 1,000 years.  AH 327  7th October 1717

Seals - 5 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) William Fenn of Northchurch, gent., and wife Frances; 2) John Cook of Frithesden and wife Joanna late Neale; 3) William Duncombe of Ivinghoe, esq.
Duncombe of Ivinhoe, esq.
Meadow called Noake Meadow 4a. abutting South on highway to Bourn End, North on River, 2 closes lying together, 5a. abutting South on Chappell and East on Pitkyn, Mill Pond Meade, 1a. 1r. abutting North-West on Millfield, South on Millbank.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Fra. Neale
Wm. Ginger, jun.
Signatures - Willm. Fenn
Frances Fenn
John Cook
Joanna [Cook]
Wlm. Duncombe

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 328-329  18th and 19th March 1717/8

Seals - 3 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Fenn of Northchurch, gent., and wife Frances, and John Fenn the elder of Hacksters End, to John Fenn the younger, one of younger sons of Wlm. and Frances Fenn.
2 closes, 5a., abutting South on Chappell, East on Pitkyn, Noake Meade 4a. abutting South on London Road, North on common river, West on Rolph, Pond Acre of Mill Pond Mead, 1a. 1r. abutting North-West on Millfeild, South on Millbank.
Witnesses - Fra. Neale
Wm. Ginger
Singnatures - Wlm. and Frances Fenn
John Fenn, senr.

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 330  19th March 1717/8

Seals - 6 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) William Fenn and wife Frances; 2) William Duncombe; 3) John Fenn the younger; 4) James Fenn and Ric. Shilburne.
Property - as in No. AH 327.
Witnesses - Peter Walde
Fra. Neale
Wm. Ginger, junr.
Robt. Hall
Signatures - Wm. and Frances Fenn
Wm. Duncombe
John and Jas. Fenn Rich. Shilburne.

Indenture of Fine.  AH 331  1718

Contents:
John Fenn, the younger, plt., William Fenn and wife Frances, and John Fenn, the elder, deforc.
6a. Land, 6a. meadow, 6a. pasture in Berkhamsted St. Mary and Berkhamsted St. Peter.
Easter 1718

Mortgage by lease and release and Bond.  AH 332-334  25th and 26th March 1718

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Fenn, the younger, of Northchurch, one of younger sons of William Fenn, to Thomas Roberts of Grays Inn, gent.
2 Closes, 5a. abutting South on Chappell, East on Pitkyn, Noake Mead 4a, abutting South on London Road, North on common, river, West on late Rolph, Pond Acre on Mill Pond, 1a. 1r. abutting North-West on Millfield, South on Mill Bank.
Witnesses - Fra. Neale
Wm. Ginger, jun.
Signature - John Fenn
Endorsements - Receipt for £150 consideration money.

Family settlement.  AH 335  13th February 1720/1

Contents:
1) William Fenn of Northchurch and wife Frances; 2) James Marston of Bourn End and Ric. Williams of Hemelhempstead; 3) John, Robt., Thos. and Jeremiah Fenn, Mary Thorne and Frances Fenn.
Broadway Farm house, Shingle Field, etc.
Witnesses - Ann Herne
John Rogers
Signatures - Wm. and Fra. Fenn
James Marston and Ric. Williams John Fenn

Probate of will.  AH 336  1727, 1728

Contents:
John Fenn of Broadway, gent., to mother Frances Fenn, brothers James Fenn of Hackstalls End, Thos. Jeremiah and Robt., sisters Frances Fenn and Mary Thorne.
All freehold and copyhold messuages, lands and tenements in Northchurch.
Witnesses - Richard Keene
Elizabeth Lawrence
John Duncombe
Will 26th Oct. 1727
Proved 18th Apr. 1728

Indentures of lease and release confirming mortgage.  AH 337-338  12th and 13th November 1729

Seals - 3 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Grace white of Monmouth, widow, sister of Thos. Roberts, decd.; 2) Frances Fenn of Broadway, widow, and James Fenn of Hacksters End; 3) Eliz. Herbert of Berkhamsted St. Peter, widow.
Property as in No. AH 332/3.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - R. Morse of Hereford
Wlm. Stock
Henry Seare
John Duncombe
Signatures - Grace White
Frances Fenn
James Fenn

Lease for a year and Release.  AH 339-340  23rd and 24th June 1736

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Frances Fenn of Broadway, widow of Wlm. Fenn, and James Fenn of Hacksters End, eldest son of William, to Mary Reading of St. Mary, Newington, Surrey.
Messuage of Farmhouse called Broadway, occupied by Thos. Fenn, messuage at Broadway occupied by Frances Fenn, etc.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Wlm. Margrave
Signatures - Frances and James Fenn

Mortgage by release release.  AH 341-342  23rd and 24th June 1736

Seals - 3 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Eliz. Herbert of Berkhamsted St. Peter, widow; 2) Frances Fenn, widow of Wlm. Fenn, and James Fenn of Hacksters End; 3) Mary Reading of St. Mary, Newington, Surrey, widow.
Property as in No. AH 332/3.
Field names.
Witnesses - Mary Paine
John Duncombe
Wm. Margrave
Signatures - Eliz. Herbert
Frances Fenn
James Fenn
Endorsements - Receipt for £225 consideration money.

Assignment of residue of terms of 1000 and 500 years.  AH 343  24th June 1736

Seals - 5 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Francis Kingston other parties illegible
2) Frances Fenn other parties illegible
3) Mary Reading) other parties illegible
Crouch Crofts or Gates Close, Northchurch, Bankmill close 3a., abutting North on road from Northchurch to Bourn End and West on Bankmill lane. (Other details illegible).
Witnesses - Wm. Margrave
Wlm. Linney
Signatures - Francis Kingston
James Fenn
Frances Fenn

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 344  24th June 1736

Seals - 5 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Edmund Crawley of Hemelhempstead, yeoman; 2) Frances Fenn and James Fenn; 3) Mary Reading, widow; 4) Christopher Smyth of London, gent.
Shingle Grove 13a., abutting South and South-West on spring called Shingle Grove, etc.
Witnesses - Wm. Smith
John Duncomb
Wm. Margrave
Susanna Smith
John Smith
Signatures - Edmond Crawley
Frances Fenn
James Fenn
Mary Reading
Chris. Smyth
Endorsements - Receipt for £138 consideration money.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 345-346  25th and 26th November 1740

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Trott of Boxmoor, yeoman, and wife Mary, to William-Sutton of Berkhamsted St. Peter, baker.
Close of meadow called Normane Moore, 4a. in Northchurch, abutting West on Shingells Mead, North on river. (Left to Mary Trott under will of grandfather, Francis How).
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Jonas-Harding
Signatures - William Trott
Mary Trott
Endorsements - Receipt for £80 consideration money.

Release of £60 legacy and £5 annuity.  AH 347  6th August 1752

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Thomas Atkins of Bourn End, blacksmith, and wife Mary (late Thorne); 2) Thos. Fenn of Broadway, yeoman; 3)Henry Johnson of Berkhamsted St. Peter, esq.
Property - as in No. AH 348 Broadway Farm.
Witnesses - William Patrick
Wm. Duncombe
Signatures - Thomas Atkins
Mary Atkins
Endorsements - Receipt for £20 consideration money.

Release of legacies.  AH 348  26th August 1752

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Robert Fenn of Whelpley Hill, Bucks., and Jeremiah Fenn of Broadway, to Thomas Fenn of Broadway.
Messuage called Broddy or Broadway Farm, Shingle field and Saintfoyne Field, 10a. with cottage, etc.
Signatures - Robert Fenn
Jeremiah Fenn

Lease and release.  AH 349-350  18th January 1753/4

Seals - 4 and 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Christopher Smith and Jenkyns Reading of Harden (Harpendon), esq. (son of Jas. Reading, son of Mary Reading; 2) Robt. Fenn and Thos. Fenn (brothers of James Fenn) to; 3) Rev. Francis Ayscough D.D., rector of Northchurch.
Farmhouse called Broadway, Northchurch, occupied by Fenn and new messuage at Broadway, late Francis Fenn, 107½a., etc.
Witnesses - John cook
Wm. Duncombe
Saml. Luke
Signatures - Jenkyn Reading
Robert Fenn
Thomas Fenn
Chris Smyth
Endorsements - Receipts for £335 and £1,615 consideration money.

Deed to declare the uses of a recovery.  AH 351  19th January 1753

Seals - 9 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Jenkyns Reading, son of James Reading, son of Mary Reading; 2) Robert, Thomas and Ann, Jeremiah Fenn, Thomas Atkins and wife Mary; 3) Rev. Francis Ayscough of Northchurch; 4) Wlm. Duncombe of Lincoln's Inn.
Property - as in No. AH 349/50 Broadway Farm and 107½ acres.
Witnesses - Wm. Hamilton
Saml. Luke
Signatures - Jenkyn Reading
Robt., Thos., Ann and Jeremiah Fenn
Thos. and Mary Atkins
Fra. Ayscough
Wm. Duncombe
Endorsements - Memorandum that after payment of mortgage, recovery shall be to use of Ayscough. Enrolled in C.P. IIilary 26 Geo. II.

Assignment of mortgages.  AH 352  19th January 1753

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Christopher Smyth, exor. of Mary Reading; 2) Thomas Fenn of Broadway; 3) Rev. Francis Ayscough, D.D.; 4)Rev. Cutts Barton of St. Andrew, Holbourn.
Messuage called Broadway, etc.
Witnesses - Wm. Duncombe
Saml. Luke
Barton
Edw. Garner
Signature - Chris. Smyth
Thomas Fenn
Francis Ayscough
Cutts Barton

Indentures of Fine.  AH 353-354  1753

Contents:
Francis Ayscough, plt., Jenkyns Reading, Robt. Fenn, Thos. Fenn and wife Ann, Jeremiah Fenn, Thos. Atkins and wife Mary.
2 messuages, 2 barns, 3 gardens, 90a. land, 20a. meadow, 20a. pasture, 3a wood in Northchurch.
Hilary 1753

Exemplification of Recovery.  AH 355  12th February 1753

Seals - Court of C.P. (chipped).

Contents:
William Duncombe, dmt., Francis Ayscough, tenant, Jenkyns Reading, Robt., Thos., Ann and Jeremiah Fenn, Thos, and Mary Atkins, vouchees.
2 messuages, 90a. lands, 20a. of meadow, 20a. pasture, 3a. wood and common of pasture in Northchurch

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 356-357  22nd December 1753

Seals - 1 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Sutton of Markyate Street, baker, and wife Jane; 2) Sarah Sutton of Berkhamsted, widow; 3) Rev. Francis Ayscough, Rector of Berkhamsted St. Mary. Normans Moor 4a., abutting West on Shingles Mead, North on the river (devised by will of Francis How 1717).
Witnesses - William Duncombe
Samuel Luke
Signatures - John Sutton
Jane Sutton
Sarah Sutton
Endorsements - Receipt for £100 consideration money.

Indenture of Fine.  AH 358  3rd February 1754

Contents:
Francis Ayscough, D.D., plt., John Sutton and wife Jane, Edw. Sparkes and wife Mary, deforc.
Messuage, Malthouse, 3a. land, 5a. meadow, 5a. pasture in Redbourne, Berkhamsted St. Mary and Berkhamsted St. Peter.

Attested copy of marriage settlement.  AH 359  7th July 1769

Contents:
1) Sir James Cockburn of Langtown, Berwick;
2) Anne Ayscough, widow of Francis Ayscough late Dean of Bristol and Augusta Anne Ayscough, spinster, their daughter;
3) George, Lord Lyttleton, George Edward Ayscough esq., Sir George Colebrook and Thos, Coutts, esq.
Reversion of moiety of two farms at North-church, valued at £2,200, and of 3 leasehold houses in Lisle Street, value £1,450, and of moiety of personal estate of Francis Ayscough. Property in Roxburgh (details given) and heritable office of His Majesty's Sole and Principle Usher in Scotland pledged as security for £20,000 settlement on Augusta Anne Ayscough.
Witnesses - Robt. Palmer, Thos. Southouse, R. Ward, Chrisr. King, Ben Sealey, C. Crawford, Geo. Tilsley.

Indenture of release.  AH 360  30th May 1795

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Sir James Cockburn and Dame Augusta Ann his wife (late Ayscough); 2) William Cockburn, their third son.
Messuage called Broadway late Fenn now Brill, new messuage at Broadway late Frances Fenn, now Brill, etc.
Witnesses - Tho. Moore
F. Cockburn
Signatures - Ja. Cockburn
Augusta Anne Cockburn

Attested copy of agreement to pay inheritance before death of Dame Augusta Anne Cockburn.  AH 361  22nd May 1805

Contents:
Attached to attested copy of marriage settlement.
1) Dame Augusta Anne Cockburn, widow of Sir James Cockburn; 2) Sir James, George, William, Alexander, Francis and Anne Augusta Cockburn; 3) Sir George Colebrooke and Thomas Coutts.
Witnesses - Thomas Johnson
Geo. Baker
Robert Lloyd

Letters of administration de bonis non.  AH 362  7th November 1806

Seals - P.C.C.

Contents:
Rev. Francis Ayscough, late Dean of Bristol; Dame Augusta Anne Cockburn, his daughter, on death of her mother Anne.
Witnesses - John Smith
Sarah Oldna

Letters of administration.  AH 363  8th November 1806

Seals - Seal of P.C.C.

Contents:
Anne Cockburn, widow, of estate of George Edward Ayscough of Westminster, esq.

Indentures of Fine.  AH 364-365a  1807

Contents:
John William, Earl of Bridgewater, plt., Augusta Anne Cockburn, Sir Jas. Cockburn, William, Alexander, Francis and Ann Augusta Cockburn, deforc.
3 Messuages, 3 cottages, 100a. land, 40a. meadow, 40a. pasture in Northchurch.
Hilary 1807

Draft declaration by John William, Earl of Bridgewater, merging mortgage of a moiety of Broadway Farm recently purchased by him of Lady Cockburn, Sir James Cockburn and Rev. W. Cockburn.  AH 365b  1807

Copy of Court Roll: Helimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 366  14th October 1807

Contents:
Admission of John William, Earl of Bridgewater, on surrender of William Fenn of Broadway, son of Thos. Fenn, decd.
1a. Copyhold, part of Mill Pond Meadow, Broadway Farm, abutting North-East on Mill Field, South on River, and formerly called Herring Hanger.
Witness - Harry Grover, dep. steward.

Agreement for sale.  AH 367  22nd October 1807

Contents:
Jonas Harding, late of Broadway Farm, now of Bovingdon, farmer, to John Field of Haxters End, yeoman.
2 Freehold closes in Northchurch called Fairys Fields, 7½a. late occupied by Harding.
Witness - Wm. Marshal
Signatures - Jonas Harding
John Field

Letters of administration of Thomas Wilkinson, late of Berkhamsted St. Peter.  AH 368  1st April 1808

Seals - P.C.C.

Contents:
John Wilkinson.

Assignment of Mortgage.  AH 369  22nd April 1808

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Wilkinson of Eton (servant to Jos. Goodall); 2) Jonas Harding of Bovingdon and Joseph Geary of Berkhamsted St. Peter; 3) John William, Earl of Bridgewater; 4) John Brooks, banker.
Close formerly 2 closes called Overshingles Fields, 8a., at Bournend.
Field names.
Witnesses - Thomas Watson
Wlm. Smith
Harry Smith
Jno. Griffin
Signatures - John Wilkinson
Joseph Hardin
Joseph Geary

Indentures of lease and release and bond to indemnify against dower.  AH 370-371  21st and 22nd April 1808

Seals - 1 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Jonas Harding of Bovingdon, yeoman, and Joseph Geary of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent., to John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
2 Closes now called Fairy Fields at Bourne End, 8a. abutting East and North on Shingle Grove, formerly Fenn now Bridgewater, South on Suckers Lane (formerly Overshingles Fields).
Witnesses - Wlm. Smith
Harry Smith
Jno. Griffin
Signatures - Jonas Harding
Joseph Geary
Endorsements - Receipt for £300 consideration money.

Assignment of lease for 1,000 years.  AH 372  13th April 1689

Seals - 1 papered.

Contents:
John Grove of Berkhamsted St. Peter, turner, to George Mearde of the same, waggoner.
Close called Oldfeild in tenure of Thos. Attwood with hedge between same and John Chappell's close.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Medcalfe
John Gould
Wlm. Clarke
Ric. Church
Signature - John Grove
Endorsements - Receipt for £20 consideration.

Assignment of lease for 1,000 years.  AH 373  22nd July 1689

Seals - 1 papered.

Contents:
George Mearde of Berkhamsted St. Peter, waggoner, to Zachery Phillips of the same, gent.
Close called Oldfield in tenure of Thos. Attwood, with the hedge between same and John Chappell's close.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Edward Baylie
william Nixon
Rich. Church
Signature - George Mearde
Endorsements - Receipt for £25 consideration money.

Assignment of residue of lease.  AH 374  22nd March 1699/1700

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Zachariah Phillips of Berkhampsted St. Peter, yeoman, and wife Elizabeth, to John Chappell of the same, yeoman, and wife Ann.
Close called Oldfeild in tenure of John Chappell, 4a. in Northchurch, abutting North, East and West on Chappell, South on Wheeler.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - William and John Earbury
Signatures - Zacharie and Elizabeth
Phillips (marks).
Endorsements - Receipt for £40. 5. 0. consideration money.

Probate of Will.  AH 375  1724, 1729-30

Contents:
John Chappell, senr. of Berkhamsted St. Peter, yeoman, to sons John Chappell, Saml. Chappell, Fra. Chappell, Eliz., Anne and Cath. Wingfield, June Treacher.
6 Closes in Berkhamsted St. Mary's called Cockgroves and the Oldfields, 30a., piece of arable in Milfield [abutting on Gravel Path] 4a., close in Broadway Common, 7a. School leasehold house in Berkhamsted St. Peter.
Witnesses - Wlm. Plouckrose
Saml. Hill
John Plouck Rose
John Earbury
Cornelius Earbury
Will 13th Apr. 1724
Proved 2nd Mar. 1729/30

Release and assignment.  AH 376a  23rd November 1730

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Francis Chappel of Berkhampsted St. Peter, innholder and collarmaker, and Samuel Chappell of the same, yeoman.
6 Closes in Berkhampsted St. Mary called the Cockgroves and the Oldfields, 30a.
Witnesses - Jona. Ayleworth
John Earbury
Signatures - Francis Chappell
Samuell Chappell
Endorsements - Receipt for £300 (2 legacies).

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 376b & c  25th and 26th November 1730

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Chappell of Berkhamsted St. Peter, higler, son of John Chappell, decd., to John Wheake of Northchurch, esq.
Cockgroves and Oldfields alias Ashbournes, 30a. in Northchurch.
Witnesses - Jonathan Ayleworth
John Earbury
Signature - John Chappell
Endorsements - Receipt for £500 consideration money.

Assignment of lease for 1,000 years.  AH 377  26th November 1730

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Chappell of Berkhampsted St. Peter, higler, Fra. Chappell, Saml. Chappell and Ann Treacher, to John Wheake of Northchurch, esq.
Close called Little Oldfield formerly occupied by Thos. Attwood, in Northchurch, 4a., adjoining freehold lands also to be sold.
Witnesses - Jon. Ayleworth
John Earbury
Signatures - John Chappell
Francis Chappell
Saml. Chappell
Ann Treacher

Letters of administration superseding letters granted to Eliz. Holland during minority of John Wheake, the son.  AH 378  1st March 1743

Contents:
[John Wheake, son] of John Wheake, late of Berkhamstead, decd.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 379-380  7th March 1743

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John and Hinckley Phipps of St. Veolast, Foster Lane; 2) John Wheake; 3) Elizabeth Holland; 4) John Shepheard of Berkhamsted St. Peter, carpenter.
Closes called Cock Groves and Oldfields or Ashbourns, 30a., occupied by Fenn in Northchurch, purchased by Wheake of Chappell.
Witnesses - Jno. Duncombe
Wm. Margrave
Signatures - Jno. and Hinckley Phipps
John Wheake
Eliz. Holland
Endorsements - Receipt for £420 consideration money.

Assignment of lease for 1,000 years granted 10th January.  AH 381  7th March 1743

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Wheake of London, son of John Wheake of Northchurch, decd.; 2) Elizabeth Holland, widow; 3) John Shepheard of Berkhamsted St. Peter, carpenter.
Close called Oldfield or Lt. Oldfield, 4a., occupied by Attwood, Chappell, Wheake, Fenn, adjoining lands late Chappell then Wheake, in Northchurch.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Wm. Margrave
Signatures - John Wheake
Eliz. Holland
Endorsements - Receipt for £50 consideration money.

Assignment of lease for 500 years.  AH 382  17th March 1743

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Elizabeth Holland of St. Vedest, Foster Lane; 2) John Wheake, gent., of London; 3) John Shepherd; 4) John Duncombe.
Cockgroves and Oldfields otherwise Ashbournes, 30a., in Northchurch.
Witnesses - Sarah Eames
J. Wilkinson
Wm. Trash
J. Bunce
Signatures - Eliz. Holland
John Wheake
John Shepherd
John Duncombe
Endorsements - Assignment to Benjamin Burton, 24th August 1757.

Lease for a year.  AH 383  23rd August 1757

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Shepherd, the elder, of Berkhamsted St. Peter, carpenter, to Joseph Shepherd of Berks., yeoman.
Ashbournes and ------ 30a., in tenure of Wlm. Chappell in Northchurch.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
J. Wilkinson
Signature - John Shepherd

Indenture of release.  AH 384  24th August 1757

Contents:
John Shepherd, the elder, of Berkhamsted St. Peter, carpenter, to Joseph Shepherd of Easthamsted, Berks., yeoman.
[Cockgroves and Oldfields] alias Ashbournes, 30a.
Witness - John Duncombe.
Signature - John Shepherd

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 385  24th August 1757

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Shepherd, the elder, of Berkhamsted, carpenter, to Joseph Shepherd of Easthamsted, Berks., yeoman, son of said John.
Close called Oldfield or Little Oldfield, 4a. occupied by Atwood, then Chappell, then Wheake, then Fenn, now Wlm. Chappell.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
H. Wilkinson
Signature - John Shepherd

Deed to secure payment of annuity of £25.  AH 386  25th August 1757

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Joseph Shepherd of Easthamsted, Berks., yeoman, to John Shepherd, the elder, of Berkhamsted St. Peter, carpenter.
Cockgrove and Ashbournes, 30a.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
J. Wilkinson
Signature - ---- Shepherd

Letter declaring that annuity and debts of their father have been paid.  AH 387  1769

Contents:
John Shepherd to his brother [Joseph] Shepherd in Chaple Street, Bedford Row.
Signature - John Shepherd

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 388-389  14th and 15th November 1769

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Joseph Shepherd and wife Eliza to William Sutton.
Cockgroves and Oldfields alias Ashbournes, 30a., in Northchurch, late of John Shepherd. Now known as Gt. Cock Grove, etc.
Witnesses - Tho. Upton
Geo. Baskervill
Signatures - Jos. and Eliz. Shepherd

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 390  15th November 1769

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Joseph Shepherd of St. Andrew, Holborn, and William Sutton of Berkhamsted St. Peter, baker.
Oldfield or Little Oldfield 4a., in Northchurch.
Witnesses - Tho. Upton
Geo. Baskerville
Signature - Jos. Shepherd

Indentures of Fine.  AH 391-392  1769

Contents:
William Sutton, plt., Joseph Shepherd and wife Eliz., deforc.
35a. land, 5a. meadow, 5a. pasture, 5a. wood in Northchurch.
Michaelmas 1769

Copy of probate of will.  AH 393  1793, 1795

Contents:
John Sutton of Maryate or Markyate Street, to Sarah Fox., Daniel Dell, Wlm. Dell, Isaac Dell, Joseph Dell, John Dell, Sarah Dell, Ann Dell.
Poor of Baptist Congregation, Dunstable. Copyhold cottage in Markyate Street, copyhold of manors of Flamstead and Markyate, messuage in Buckland Lane, Flamstead, messuage in Studham, Whipsnade, Tatternhoe (details given), etc.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Charlotte Kilham
Rhoda Scoot
Eliz. Hickson
Will 19th Jan. 1793
Proved 17th Aug. 1795

Release of legacy under will of Sutton.  AH 394  22nd February 1804

Contents:
Robert King and wife Sarah nee Dell, to John Dell.
Witness - Mary Dell
Signatures - Robert King and Sarah King.

Release of legacy under will of John Sutton.  AH 395  25th March 1805

Contents:
Elizabeth Dell, daughter of Isaac Dell, to John Dell.
Witness - Martha Dell.
Signature - Elizabeth Dell

Covenant to procure assignment of mortgage of 1743 to Holland.  AH 396  31st July 1807

Contents:
John Dell of Hog Lane, Chesham, yeoman, to John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
Witness - Jno. Duncombe
Signature - John Dell

Release of legacy under will of John Sutton.  AH 397  4th August 1807

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Thomas Dell of Hog Lane, Chesham, to John Dell.
7 Close formerly Shepherd in Northchurch.
Witnesses - Jno. Duncombe
Signature - Thos. Dell (mark).

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 398-399  4th August 1807

Seals - 2 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Dell of Hog Lane, Chesham, devisee of John Sutton, and wife Ann, to John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
Gt. Cock Grove, 5a. 1r. 17p., Dell Field, 4a. 2r. 12p., Sacksfield, 4a. 2r., Briery Field, 4a. 1r. 20p., Cock Grove, 1a. 3r., Coppice Ground, 1a. 2r. 6p. in Berkhamstead St. Mary, late occupied by Harding.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Edw. Frior
Jno. Duncombe
Signatures - John Dell
Ann Dell
Endorsements - Receipt for £900 consideration money.

Indentures of Fine.  AH 400-401  Trinity 1807

Contents:
John William, Earl of Bridgewater, plt., John Dell and wife Ann, deforc.
30a. in Berkhamsted St. Mary.

Assignment of lease for 500 years made to Elizabeth Holland in 1743.  AH 402  4th August 1807

Seals - 6 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Mich. Willis, Geo. Greathead the elder and younger, exors of Benjamin Burton, dec.; 2) John Dell of Hog Lane, Chesham, yeoman; 3) John William, Earl of Bridgewater; 4) Rev. Thos. Dupre of Berkhamsted St. Peter, clerk.
Back Groves and Old Fields alias Ashbournes, 30a., in Northchurch.
Other personal names.
Witnesses Jno. Duncombe)
Witnesses James Webb
Signatures - Mich. Willis
George Greathead, sen, and jun.
Thos. Dupre

Assignment of lease for 1,000 years from 10th January 1622.  AH 403  4th August 1807

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Dell of Hog Lane, Chesham, devisee of John Sutton, deed.; 2) Jos. Dell and Saml. Hickson, exors. of Sutton; 3) John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
Close called Oldfield or Lt. Oldfield, occupied by Harding in Northchurch.
Other personal names.
Signatures - John Dell
Joseph Dell
Saml. Hickson

Release of legacy.  AH 404  15th December 1809

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Martha Dell, sister of John Dell; 2) John Dell; 3) John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
Cock Grove, 5a. 1r. 17p., Dellfield, 4a. 2r. 12p., Sacksfield, 4a. 2r., Briery Field, 4a. 1r. 20p., the field above the wood, 4a. Or. 36p., Cock Grove, 1a. 3r., former coppice ground, 1a. 2r. 6., leasehold, Oldfield, 4a.
Witness - Jno. Duncombe
Signatures - Martha Dell
John Dell

Lease for 6 years enclosed in note to Paul Vaillant.  AH 405-406  10th October 1770

Contents:
George Rose of Great Barkhamstead St. Peter, to Edward Suffolk of Bournend, farmer.
Piece of land in Northchurch between
Broadway and Bournend.
Witness - John Wood.
Signature - Edward Suffolk

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 407-408  22nd and 23rd March 1775

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
GeorgeRose of Berkhamsted St. Peter, butcher, to Paul Vaillant of Pall Mall, Mddx., esq.
Close near Broadway Farm, 4a., occupied by Suffolk, abutting South on turnpike from Bourn End to Berkhamsted, North and East on Hackstalls End, West on Broadway.
Witnesses - W. Ginger
W. Ginger, jun.
Signature - George Rose
Endorsements - Receipt for £84 consideration money

Demise for 30 years to ensure peaceable possession of property, as in [AH 405.]  AH 409  23rd March 1775

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
George Rose of Berkhamsted St. Peter, butcher, to Paul Vaillant of Pall Mall, esq. The George Inn, Hemel Hempstead abutting North on Rose and Crown, and cottage in the inn yard. To ensure possession of close near Broadway, 4a.
Witnesses - W. Ginger
W. Ginger, jun.
Signature - George Rose

Account of Receipts for building Chapel of Ease.  AH 410  October 1858

Contents:
Chapel of Ease at Broadway, near Bourne End. Other personal names.

Indentures of Lease and Release.  AH 411-412  22nd and 23rd July 1795

Seals - 1 and 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Henry Leete of Thrapston, surgeon; 2) Simon Oliver Taylor of New Lodge, Northchurch, esq.; 3) John Tomlin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, brewer; 4) William Hayton of Stocks House, Aldbury, esq.
Piece of arable in Broadway Common Field, 5a. 2r. 19p., i.e. 3 pieces together abutting North-West and South-West on school land, North-East on Cockburn, South-East on Taylor, piece abutting on school land, last pieces and Cockburn on North-West, South-East on Woodman, occupied by Johnson and Burch, part of estate of S.O. Taylor.
Witnesses - John Leete
J. Bramston
Rich. Wm. Runting, Albury
Signatures - Henry Leete
Simon Oliver Taylor
Endorsements - Receipt for £1249 consideration money.

Feoffment.  AH 413  21st July 1800

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Richard Woodman of Berkhamsted St. Peter, draper and grocer, to John Tomkin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, brewer.
Piece of arable in Broadway Common Field formerly Chapple now Burch, abutting South-East on school land, North-West on land late Taylor, now Tomlin, North-East on footpath to Little Heath, South-West on Grand Junction Canal.
Witnesses - Richard Littleboy
John Impey
James Austin, Berkhamsted St. Peter
Samuel Herbert, Tring
Signature - Richard Woodman
Endorsements - Livery of Seisin. Receipt for £30 consideration money.

Northchurch  [no ref. or date]

Dudswell  [no ref. or date]

Copy of admission. Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 414  21st October 1746

Contents:
Admission of John Putnam by his mother, Mary Putnam, on death of father, Henry Putnam.
Messuage, garden, orchard and pightle of meadow, 1a. in Dudswell, abutting South on messuage and land of Eliz. Hill.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 415  18th October 1799

Contents:
Admission of John Putnam Glenister on death of mother, Hannah (daughter of John Putnam), wife of Wlm. Glenister.
Messuage, garden, orchard and pightle, 1a., at Dudswell, formerly occupied by Palmer.
Witness - Harry Grover, dep. steward

Abstract of title 1717.  AH 416  1799

Contents:
John Putnam Glenister.
Copyhold messuage, garden, orchard and pightle of meadow at Dudswell.
Other personal names.

Copies of entries in parish registers and affidavits.  AH 417-423  1769-1815

Contents:
John Putnam and wife Sarah; Hannah nee Putnam, married Wlm. Glenister; John Putnam Glenister.
Messuage, garden and pightle, 1a., at Dudswell.

Deed of covenant to surrender.  AH 424  28th August 1816

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Putnam Glenister of Mddx., engineer, to John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
2 Messages (formerly one messuage), garden, orchard, pightle of meadow 1a., at Dudswell, formerly occupied by Palmer.
Signature - J.P. Glenister

Copy of surrender: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 425  28th August 1816

Contents:
John Putnam Glenister to John William, Earl of Bridgewater
2 Messuages (formerly one) with garden, orchard, pightle of pasture, 1a. in Dudswell, occupied by Palmer, James Putnam, Dr. Goodwin, Earl of Bridgewater.
Witness - Henry Montague Grover, dep. steward

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 426-427  21st and 22nd November 1972

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Lovett, late of Northchurch, cordwainer, to James Norris of Northchurch, yeoman, and John Sutton of Tring, collar maker. 1½a. of arable in Northchurch in common field called Woman Croft, adjoining West on gleberland, East on land formerly Eliz. Hill, now Gaddesden Poor.
Witnesses - Saml. Herbert
Saml. Deacon
Signature - Jno. Lovett

Abstract of title from 1792.  AH 428  1814

Contents:
James Norris.
1½a. in Woman Croft in Northchurch.

Bond for performance of covenants.  AH 429-431  6th and 7th December 1814

Seals - 1 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Indentures of Lease and Release.
1) James Norris of Northchurch, yeoman, son of Jas. Norris decd., and Mary his wife; 2) Thomas Wilson of Rickmansworth, tailor; 3) John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
1½a. arable in Woman Croft, Northchurch, adjoining Glebe land on West, land formerly Eliz. Hill now Gaddesden Poor on East.
Witnesses - Thos. Walker
Jno. Duncombe
James Newman
John Bailey
Signatures - James and Mary Norris
Thomas Wilson
Endorsements - Receipt for £90 consideration money.

Haxters End  [no ref. or date]

Copy of surrender (conditional).  AH 432  15th August 1747

Contents:
John Brett of Bromley, clerk, and Henry Cooley of Hackstalls End, to Robert Willis of St. Andrew, Holborh. Messuage, late Fenn, now Cooley, called Hackstalls End, etc.
Witness - Jno. Duncombe, dep. steward.
Signatures - John Brett
Henry Cooley
Endorsements - Receipt for £56. 5. c. part of consideration money.

Defeazance re payment of interest on mortgage.  AH 433-434  [n.d.]

2 parts

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Robert Willis of St. Andrew, Holborn, apothecary, to Henry Cooley of Hackstalls End, esq.
Property - as in No. AH 432.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Samuel Luke
Signature - Henry Cooley
Robert Willis

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 435  19th October 1756

Contents:
Admittance of Paul Vaillant on surrender of Robert Willis and Henry Cooley.
Property - as in No. 419. Also Grove Mead 2a. abutting West on Green Lane Meadow, North on highway from Berkhamsted St. Peter to Corner Hall.
Witnesses - John Duncombe, dep. steward

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 436  19th February 1757

Contents:
Admittance of Robert Willis; admission of Paul Vaillant on surrender of Robert Willis and henry Cooley. Surrender of Vaillant to uses of will.
Green Lane Mead, 2a., in Northchurch, abutting South on common river, North on highway.
Witness - John Duncombe, dep. steward.

Copy of surrender: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 437  13th May 1828

Contents:
Rev. Philip Vaillant of Stoke d'Alborne, Surrey, clerk, to John, Earl Brownlow, Edw. Herbert, Ld. Viscount Clive, Charles, Lord Farnborough.
Messuage called Hackstalls End, etc.

Copy of arbitrator's award in fractions of covenants in lease.  AH 438  23rd June 1829

Contents:
George Creed, arbitrator; Joseph Field, John Woodman and Thos. Dearman, tenants. Charlotte Catherine Anne, Countess of Bridgewater, propt.
Haxters End and Little Heath Farms.
Witness - Henry C. Chaplyn

Mortgage by release.  AH 439  21st March 1749/50

Contents:
Henry Cooley of Hacksters End, esq., to William Lowndes of Astwood, Bucks.
Piece of land belonging to Surmans End or Little Heath Farm, late Daniels now Cooley and King, i.e. Allens 10a., Parsons Field 8a., Sails Pitts 12a., Sand Pitt Wood 4a., Sand Pitts adjoining Little Heath 4a., 9 pieces in Reddings 8a.; also leasehold messuage called Elsage at Cheddington, Bucks.
Witnesses - Jno. Duncombe
Saml. Luke
Signature - Wm. Lowndes

Lease and release of mortgage.  AH 440-441  21st and 22nd November 1756

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) William Lowndes of Astwood, Bucks., esq.; 2) Henry Cooley of Hacksters End, esq.; 3) Paul Vaillant of St. Clement Danes, esq.
Surmans End or Little Beath, as in No. AH 439.
Witnesses - Charles Lawrence
Rich. Towgood
Signatures - Wm. Lowndes
Henry Cooley
Endorsements - Receipt for £2,340 consideration money.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 442-443  18th and 19th February 1757

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Henry Cooley of Hacksters End, to Paul Vaillant of St. Clement Danes, esq.
Land belonging to Surmans End, as in No. AH 439 (not including Elsage).
Witness - Charles Laurence
Signature - Henry Cooley
Endorsements - Receipt for £1,344. 9. 0.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 444  undated

Contents:
Admittance of Paul Vaillant on surrender of William Lowndes.
Messuages at Surmans End or Lt. Heath, occupied by Twitchells, Daniels, King, etc.
Witness - John Duncombe, dep. steward

Indentures of Fine.  AH 445-446  1757

Contents:
Paul Vaillant esq., plt., Henry Cooley, deforc.
50a. land., 12a. meadow, 20a. pasture, 4a. wood in Northchurch.
Ascension 1757

Gossoms End  [no ref. or date]

A copy of marriage settlement by lease and release.  AH 447-448  8th May 1787

Contents:
1) Stephen Langston of Watling Street, London and daughter Rebecca Langston, spinster; 2) Joseph Earle of the Strand, linen draper; 3) Jarvis Chambers and William Langston of Gutter Lane, London, haberdashers.
Farmhouse at Ivinghoe, Aston, Bucks., etc.
Field names.
Witnesses - Jos. Railton
Barth. Close
Thos. Tilbury

Copy of covenant for production of deeds.  AH 449  27th February 1827

Contents:
John, Earl Brownlow, Edward Herbert, Lord Viscount Clive, and Charles, Lord Farnborough, to Frederick Cuthbert Beresford Earle, of St. John's College, Cambridge, Esq.
Messuage and lands sold to Brownlow by Rebecca Earle, 29th and 30th May 1826.
Witness - R. Clarke, Ashridge, Solicitor and Agent.

Northchurch, Nettleden with Potten End  [no ref. or date]

Little Heath  [no ref. or date]

Mortgage.  AH 450  1st September 1710

Contents:
John How, the elder of Little Heath, yeoman, to John Austin of Berkhamsted, gent.
Grove Field 21a., adjoining South on Millfield Common, East on Prunes Lane, Northchurch.
Witnesses - Ephraim How
John Crawley
Signature - John How

Mortgage.  AH 451  22nd September 1710

Contents:
John How, the younger, of Little Heath, yeoman, to Ephraim How of Hemelhempsted, draper.
Gt. and Lt. Gosse Field, 30a., abutting North on Woodgreen, West on Prunes Field, close of arable w. barn, 2a. wood on South of Perryhill Spring, 2a. arable abutting East on lane from Lt. Heath to Woodgreen, Little Perry Hill 5a.
Witness - John Crawley
Robert Skyring
Signature - John How jun.
Endorsements - Receipt for £400.

Copy of surrender to uses of will: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 452  20th October 1716

Contents:
John How of Little Heath.
(Court of George, Prince of Wales).
Messuage in which How lives at Little Heath and 50a.

Probate of will.  AH 453  1715/16, 1716

Seals - seal of Archdeaconry of Hunts.

Contents:
John How, the younger, of Little Heath, to father, John How.
Messuage called Gadebridge on Eastbrook side and other copyhold messuage and lands of manor of Hemelhempsted, closes and barn purchased of Ephraim How.
Witnesses - Ephraim How
James Gregory
John Crawley
Will 19th March 1715/6
Proved 27th Oct. 1716

Probate of Will.  AH 454  1716/7, 1717/8

Seals - seal of Archdeaconry of Hunts.

Contents:
John How of Little Heath, yeoman, to wife Jane, daughter Jane wright and her children, sons-in-law Michael Cooke and Rich. Cooper.
Messuage in which he dwelt at Little Heath and lands.
Witnesses - Ephraim How
William Field
John Crawley
Will 8th March 1716/7
Proved 20th Feb. 1717/8

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 455  26th September 1718

Seals - red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Austin of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent.; 2) Ephraim How of Hemelhempsted, draper, Wlm. Smith, John Fisher and wife Jane (late Wright); 3) Jane How of Berkhamsted St. Mary, widow.
Grove Field, Northchurch.
Witnesses - John Crawley
R. Williams
Signatures - John Austin
Ephraim How
Wlm. Smith
John Fisher (mark)
Jane Fisher
Jane How (mark)
Endorsements - Receipts for £150 and £50 consideration money.

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 456  21st December 1719

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Ephraim How of Hemelhempsted, draper;
2) William Smith of Hemelhempsted, tallow chandler and William Kempe of Hemelhempsted, mealeman; 3) Michael Cooke of Houghton Regis, Beds., yeoman.
Gt. and Lt, Goose Field, etc. at in No. AH 451.
Witnesses - John Crawley
R. Williams
Signatures - Ephraim How
William Smith
William Kemp
Endorsements - Receipt for £400 consideration money.

Official extract of Fine.  AH 457  1726

Contents:
Joseph Austen and Ephraim How, plt., Alice White, widow, William Child and wife Eliz., John Ficher and wife Jane, deforc.
2 Messuages, 2 barns, 8a. land, 2a. meadow, 2a. pasture and 1/3 of messuage, 300a. land, 6a. meadow, 6a. pasture, 50a. wood in Bovingdon and Northchurch.
Easter 1726

Deed to declare uses of a fine.  AH 458  12th May 1726

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Fisher of Boxmore, Bovingdon, and wife Jane (late Wright) to Ephraim How of Hemelhempsted, draper.
Messuage at Boxmore in parish of Bovingdon and Hemelhempsted, and 3 closes, 7a., messuage and farm at Little Heath.
Witnesses - W. Ginger
R. Williams
Signatures - John Fisher (mark)
Jane Fisher
Ephraim How

Mortgage by lease and release.  AH 459-460  9th May 1728

Seals - 2 and 5 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Fisher and wife Jane (late Wright) and John Wright, son of Jane;
2) Edw. Glenister and wife Eliz., daughter of Jane Fisher; 3) Sir Robt.
Raymond of Langley Bury, Lord Chief Justice of King's Bench.
1/3 Of messuage in which John How dwelt at Little Heath, with farm lands.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Wm. Ginger
Edw. Butterfield
John Reeve
Signatures - John Fisher (mark)
Jane Fisher
John Wright
Edw. Glenister (mark)
Eliz. Glenister (mark)
Endorsements - Receipts for £70, £120, £260 consideration money.

Letters of administration.  AH 461  8th February 1734/5

Seals - P.C.C.

Contents:
William Wright, late of the Marshalsea Prison.
John Wright his brother, administrator.

Indentures of Lease and Release.  AH 462-463  4th and 5th March 1734/5

Seals - 12 and 12 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Wright, Ephraim and James Wright, Edw. Glenister and wife Eliz., Michael Cooke and wife Mary, Wlm. Hogg and wife Susannah, Rich, Cooper and wife Eliz.; 2) John Bettesworth and John Andrew.
Property - as in No. AH 477.
Witnesses - Marshe Dickinson
John Cholwell
Signatures - All.
Endorsements - Receipts for £951, 19. 3., £1426. 13. 4., £1426. 13. 4. consideration money.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 464  5th March 1734/5

Contents:
Admittance of John Wright, Michael Cooke and Ric. Cooper, devisees of John Howes, decd. and their surrender to use of John Bettesworth, Doctor of Law, Dean of Arches, Judge of P.C.C.
Messuage and app. at Little Heath and lands called Heafes lands, formerly Howe, etc.
Other personal names.

Bargain and Sale.  AH 465  5th March 1734/5

Seals - 14 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Wright and wife Susannah, Ephraim and Jas. Wright, Edw. Glenister and wife Eliz. (nee Wright), Michael Cooke and wife Mary, William Hogg and wife Susannah (late Cooper, nee Wright) and Rich. Cooper and wife Susannah; 2) John Bettesworth and John Andrew.
Property - as in No. AH 477.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Marshe Dickinson
John Cholwell
Signatures - John, Susannah, Ephraim, James Wright
Edw. and Eliz. Glenister (marks)
Michael Cook
Mary Cook (mark)
Wlm. Hogg
Susanna Hogg (mark)
Ric. Cooper
Eliz. Cooper
Endorsements - Receipts for £951. 19. 3., £1426. 13. 4., £1426. 13. 4. Certificate of enrolment in Chancery 22nd April 1735.

Bond for peaceable enjoyment.  AH 466  5th March 1734/5

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Wright of Little Heath, yeoman, Michael Cook of Houghton Regis, yeoman, and Ric. Cooper of Streatley, to John Bettesworth, Doctor of Laws.
Property - as in No. AH 464.
Witnesses - Marshe Dickinson
John Cholwell
Signatures - John Wright
Michael Cook
Richard Cooper

Release of annuities.  AH 467  5th March 1734/5.

Seals - 5 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John, Ephraim and James Wright and Edw.
Glenister and wife Eliz., to John Bettesworth.
Messuage and farm in which John How decd.
Dwelt.
Witnesses - Marshe Dickinson
John Cholwell
Signatures - John, Ephraim and Jas. Wright
Edw. and Eliz. Glenister (marks)

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 468  5th March 1734/5

Seals - 14 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) William Smith, Wlm. Kempe and Michael Cook; 2) John, Ephraim and James Wright, Edw. Glenister and wife Eliz., Michael Cook and wife Mary, Wlm. Hogg and wife Susannah, and Rich. Cooper; 3) John Bettesworth, Dean of the Arches and Godfrey Lee Farrant of Doctors Commons.
Gt. and Lt. Gosse Fields, etc., as in No. AH 451.
Witnesses - Marshe Dickinson
John Cholwell
Signatures - All.
Endorsements - Receipt for £415 consideration money.

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 469  5th March 1734/5

Seals - 13 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) William Smith and John Fisher; 2) John, Ephraim and Jas. Wright, Edw. Glenister and wife Eliz., Michael Cook and wife Mary, William Hogg and wife Susannah and Rich. Cooper; 3) John Bettesworth and Godfrey Lee Farrant.
Grove Field.
Witnesses - Marshe Dickinson
John Cholwell
Signatures - All
Endorsements - Receipt for £210 consideration money.

Lease and Release of mortgage.  AH 470a & b  8th and 9th March 1734/5

Seals - 13 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Robert, Lord Raymond, Baron of Abbots Langley, Beversham Filmer and Edw.
Northey; 2) John, Ephraim and Jas. Wright, Edw. Glenister and wife Eliz.; 3) John Bettesworth and John Andrew.
1/3 part of messuage and farm at Little Heath.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Capel Billingsley
Marshe Dickinson
Bev. Filmer
Edw. Northey
Signatures - All.
Endorsements - Receipt for £477 consideration money.

Indentures of Fine.  AH 471-472  1735

Contents:
John Bettesworth and John Andrew, plt.
John Wright and wife Susannah, Ephraim and James Wright, Edw. Glenister and wife Eliz., Michael Cooke and wife Kary, Wlm. Hogg and wife Susannah, Rich. Cooper and wife Eliz. 250a. land, 3a. meadow, 50a. pasture, 30a. wood in Northchurch.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 473  20th October 1735

Contents:
Surrender to uses of will.
John Bettesworth.
Messuage or tenement at Little Heath, 55a. 3r. 31p. late John How deceased.

Copy of probate of will.  AH 474  13th November 1749

Contents:
John Bettesworth, Doctor of Laws, Dean and Official Principal of the Arches and Master of P.C.C., to wife Elizabeth, daughter Margaret, sons John, Thomas, Edmund.
All freehold and copyhold estate at Little Heath, Leasehold manor of Crowle [Lincolnshire or worcestershire] Estate at Edlesborough, Bucks., land in Tuddington, Beds.
Witnesses - Wm. Legard
Hen. Stevens
W. Abbott

Copy of marriage settlement.  AH 475  24th March 1753

Contents:
1) John Bettesworth of Doctors Commons; 2) Frances Trevanion of Carhais, Cornwall, spinster; 3) Hon. John Byron of Plymouth; 4) William Trevanion of Carhais, esq.
Lands in Northchurch occupied by Wright, sold by him to Bettesworth. Farm messuage, cottages and lands at Northall, Edlesborough, bought of Aynscombe, Sconiel, Nash, in Bucks. Copyhold messuage and land at Little Heath to be surrendered.
Witnesses - B. Trevanion
Thomas Allsop

Revocation of uses in marriage settlement.  AH 476  16th June 1756

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Bettesworth of Doctors Commons, London, Doctor of Laws.
Freehold and copyhold at Northchurch purchased of Wright.
Witnesses - Sam. Salt
Thos. Wyld
Signature - John Bettesworth.

Indenture of Bargain and Sale.  AH 477  17th June 1756

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Elizabeth Bettesworth of Queen Square, widow of John Bettesworth, LL.D., Dean of Official Principal of Arches, Judge of P.C.C.; 3) John Bettesworth of Doctors Commons, London, LL.D.; 3) John Byron and William Trevanion; 4) Hon. Col. Mordaunt Cracherode, Governor of Fort St. Philip, Minorca.
Gt. Grove Field 20a. 2r. 36p. abutting East on Prunes Lane, South on Hillfield, West on Butchers Field, etc.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Ja. Garth
Jno. Furneaux
Saml. Salt
Thos. Wyld
B. Trevanion
Anthony Busdieck
Margaret Bettesworth
Mary Powell
Signatures - Eliz. and John Bettesworth
John Byron
William Trevanion
Endorsements - Receipt for £4940 consideration money.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 478-479  16th and 17th June 1756

Seals - 2 and 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Eliz. Bettesworth, widow; 2) John Bettesworth of Doctors Commons, son of John Bettesworth, decd.; 3) Hon. John Byron and Wlm. Trevanion; 4) Hon. Col. Mordaunt Crackerode.
Land at Lt. Heath, as in No. AH 477.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Margaret Bettesworth
Mary Powell
Orlando Nanley
Jas. Parsons
B. Trevanion
Saml. Salt
Tho. Wyld
Signatures - Eliz. Bettesworth
John Bettesworth
John Bettesworth
John Byron
William Trevanion
Endorsements - Receipt for £4940 consideration money.

Order of trustees for payment of purchase money to Bettesworth.  AH 480  17th June 1756

Contents:
John Byron and Wlm. Trevanion to Col. Mordaunt Crackerode.
Signatures - William Trevanion
J. Byron

Assignment of mortgages.  AH 481  17th June 1756

Sales - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Godfrey Lee Farrant of Doctors Commons; 2) Elizabeth Bettesworth, widow, and John Bettesworth of Doctors Commons; 3) Hon. Mordaunt Crackerode; 4) Thos. Wyld of Lincolns Inn.
Gt. and Lt. Gossfield, pightle with barn, 2a. woodland, 2a. abutting East on lane from Lt. Heath to Woodgreen, Lt. Perry Hill, also Grove field.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Margaret Bettesworth
Mary Powell
Saml. Salt
Thos. Alsop
Signatures - Godf. Lee Farrant
Eliz. Bettesworth
John Bettesworth
Mordaunt Crackerod

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 482  19th October 1756

Contents:
Admittance of John Bettesworth on death of John Bettesworth, D.D., his father.
Admittance of Mordaunt Crackerode of Queens Square, Westminster, on surrender of Bettesworth.
Property - as in No. AH 464, late in tenure of Geoffrey Hickley, now of Joseph Hickley.
Other personal names.
Signatures - Will Hayton, deputy steward 1805

Copy of probate of will.  AH 483  1768, 1773

Contents:
Mordaunt Crackerode of Queen Square, Mddx. to son Clayton Mordaunt Crackerode, wife Mary, daughter Anne, Anthony Crackerode.
All his estate.
Witnesses - Ja. Garth
Jno. Pugh
W. Hitch Will 30th Jan. 1768 Proved 30th June 1773

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 484  15th October 1781

Contents:
Admittance of Clayton Mordaunt Crackerode on death of father, Mordaunt Crackerode.
Property - as in No. AH 464.
Field names.
Signature - Will Hayton, deputy steward 1805.

Office copy of will.  AH 485  1792, 1799

Contents:
Clayton Mordaunt Crackerode to
Church, Oxford, Westminster School, Bishop of Durham, Westminster Infirmary, Dean of Church, British Museum, sister Anne Crackerode, heir.
Books, portraits, prints, gems, coins, medals, natural history specimens.
Other personal names. Will 9th April 1792 Proved 17th April 1799

Office copy of contract for redemption of land tax.  AH 486  15th June 1799

Contents:
Anne Crackerode.
Farmhouse and 273a. at Little Heath, occupied by Field.
Tax £16. 8. 6.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 487  26th June 1799

Contents:
Admittance of Anne Crackerode on death of her brother, Clayton Mordaunt Crackerode, and surrender to use of her will.
Property - as in No. AH 464.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Signature - Rich. W. Runting, deputy steward.

Office copy of probate and codicils.  AH 488-489  1802

Contents:
Anne Crackerode of Queen Square, Westminster, spinster, to Dr. Ric. Bullock, Dr. Wlm. Morrice, Mary Morrice, Edw. Bullock.
Trustee shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham. Messuage at Clapham. All messuages and lands, freehold and copyhold, in Wymondley and Berkhampstead, Herts. and in Middx.
Witnesses - Will Pitch
Thos. Jacobson
Thos. Lamb
Geo. Burley
John Gibson
Jas. Scott
Will 19th June 1802
Proved 5th Aug. 1802

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 490  11th October 1803

Contents:
Admittance of Shute Barrington, Bishop of Durham, under will of Anne Crackerode, in trust to sell estates and to pay legacies to Drs. Ric. Bullock and Wlm. Morice.
Property - as in No. AH 464, occupied by Thos. Field.
Field names.
Signature - Ric. Wlm. Runting, deputy steward.

Office copy of decrea.  AH 491  26th March 1804

Contents:
Revd. Wlm. Morice, D.D., V. Shute, Lord Bishop of Durham, Rich. Bullock, Edw. Bullock, Burton Morice, Anna Maria, Elizabeth and Susannah Dobson and Attorney General.
Estates at Wymondleigh and Berkhampstead and freehold house at Queen Street, Westminster.

Indentures of lease and release and covenant to surrender copyhold.  AH 492-493  11th and 12th September 1806

Seals - 1 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Shute, Lord Bishop of Durham
2) John Morley, esq.;
3) James Tomlinson, gent.
Property - as in No. AH 477.
Copyhold to be surrendered as in No. AH 464.
Witnesses - George Burley
John Burley
Thos. Palmer
Ja. Baker
Signatures - Shute Dunelm
Jno. Morley

Assignment of mortgages for 1,000 years from 1710.  AH 494  12th September 1806

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Rev. Geo. Wyld; 2) Shute, Bishop of Durham; 3) John Morley esq.; 4) William Thomson of Copthall Court, gent.
Gt. and Lt. Gossfield 30a., 1½a. freehold in pightle, pightle and barn, 2a. of wood, 2a. adjoining Wood Green, Lt. Perryhill 5a. in Northchurch occupied by Now, Grove Field.
Witnesses - George Burley
John Burley
Charles John Craven
Julian Craven
Fowle
Tho. Palmer
Ja. Baker
Signature - Shute Dunelm
Jno. Morley
Geo. Wyld

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 495  14th October 1807

Contents:
Admittance of John Morley, esq., on surrender of Shute, Lord Bishop of Durham, and surrender to uses of will.
Property - as in No. AH 464.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Signature - Harry Grover, deputy steward

Lease for 21 years from 10th October 1808.  AH 496  2nd January 1809

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Morley of Salters Buildings, Walthamstow, esq., to Cornelius Flower of Lt. Heath Farm, gent.
Messuage and farm called Effs or Lt. Heath Farm, 304a. 2r. 35p. in Northchurch.
Witnesses - Jas. Tomlinson
Signature - Cornelius Flower
Endorsements - 21st October 1822 John Morley, the younger, and Cornelius Flower; agreement re lopping trees.

Abstract of lease for 21 years from 10th October 1808.  AH 497  2nd January 1809

Contents:
John Morley to Cornelius Flower of Little Heath Farm, Northchurch.
Messuage and farm called Effs or Little Heath Farm and 304a. 2r. 35p. in Northchurch.
Endorsements - 31st October 1822: Agreement between John Morley, son of J. Morley and Cornelius Flower re cutting timber.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 498  26th October 1821

Contents:
John Morley under will of John Morley, his father.
Property - as in No. AH 464.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Signature - Will Smith, dep. steward.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 499-500  28th and 29th January 1822

Seals - 2 and 8 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Geo. Kitchener of Frithsden;
2) Saml. Seare; 3) James McDowall and wife Ann, and Susannah Seare, spinster;
4) John Morley esq.; 5) William Thomson, gent; 6) Thomas Atkinson;
7) Jas. Tomlinson; 8) John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
Pightle, ½a., at Lt. Heath, abutting East on Sand Pitts, North on Smythe Croft.
Witnesses - Samuel Seare
Thos. Atkinson
Jas. Parker
Wlm. Smith
Bern Lucas
Chas. Choppin
Signatures - Geo. Kitchener (mark), Saml
Seare, J. McDowal, A. McDowall, Susanna Seare, Bridgewater, Thos. Atkinson.
Endorsements - Receipt for £85 consideration money.

Abstract of title.  AH 501  5th August 1829

Contents:
John Morley esq.
Copyhold part of Little Heath, as in No. AH 464.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Inquiries on Title (from 1715).  AH 502  30th September 1829

Contents:
John Morley, esq., to Trustees of Earl of Bridgewater.
Little Heath Farm.
Other personal names.

Papers relating to title of John Morley including some papers in case Morrice v. Bishop of Durham.  AH 503-518  [1829]

Contents:
John Morley to Bridgewater Trustees.
Wm. Morrice, Shute, Lord Bishop of Durham, Misses Dobson, Mordaunt Crackerode, Ann Crackerode, Clayton M. Crackerode, John Morley, James Garth, Ric. Holtist, Eleanora Holtist, Ric. Wetherell, John and Jane Fisher.
Freehold and copyhold Effs Farm, 273a. or. 36p., in Northchurch.
Other personal names.
Signature - Wm. Tindal
J.S. Harvey

Lease for a year.  AH 519  29th October 1829

Seale - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Morley of the Albany, Mddx., esq., to John, Earl Brownlow, Edw. Herbert, Lord Viscount Clive and Charles, Lord Farnborough (exors. of John William, Earl of Bridgewater, decd.).
Property - as in No. AH 477. Prunes Field is now Princes Field, Pines Close now Asp Field.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Wlm. Smith
Geo. Carr jun.
Signature - John Morley

Assignment of mortgages.  AH 520  30th October 1829

Seals - 6 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Rev. Ric. Wetherell; 2) James Tomlinson; 3) John Morley; 4) John, Earl Brownlow, Edw. Herbert, Lord Viscount Clive, and Charles, Lord Farnborough; 5) Robert Clark of Stockton, esq.
Property - as in No. AH 494.
Witnesses - Willm. Smith
Jas. Tomlinson
Geo. Carr, jr.
Giles Miller
Signatures - Ric. Wetherell
Jas. Tomlinson
Clive Farnborough
Brownlow
Jno. Morley

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 521  21st October 1755

Contents:
Admission of William Plaistowe on death of grandfather, William Plaistowe.
3a. Arable called Hoblers Herne near Cutts Lane.
Witness - John Duncombe, deputy steward.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 522  15th November 1755

Contents:
Admittance of Thomas Bray of Berkhamsted St. Peter, maltster, on surrender of Jeremiah Fenn of Berkhamsted St. Mary, yeoman.
New erected messuage or tenement with appurtenances at Little Heath in occupation of James Ing, also 2 closes called Dolls and Flighte Pightle.
Signature - John Duncombe, deputy steward.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 523  27th January 1775

Contents:
Admittance of John Bray on death of cousin Thomas Bray.
Piece of meadow 1a., near Bank Mill Lane on East, and land late of Ephraim How then John Wheeler, now John Dorrien on West, the common river on North and highway on South; also new messuage at Little Heath and 2 closes called Dolls and Flight Pightle.

Copy of Court Roll and duplicate surrender: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 524-525  23rd October 1775

Contents:
Admittance of William Smithers of Chapel Street, Mayfair, on surrender of John Bray of Brickettwood.
New erected messuage at Little Heath, formerly Ing now Bartron, and 2 closes called Dolls and Flight Pightle.
Witnesses - Amb Parish
Tho. Deacon
Wm. Billington
George Love
Signatures - Wm. Hayton, deputy steward
John and Eliz. Bray
Endorsements - Receipt for £265 consideration money.

Declaration by exors. of Thos. Bray that all legacies paid. Declaration of Trust.  AH 526-527  23rd October 1775

Contents:
William Smithers to Thomas Wise.
Property - as in No. AH 524.
Witness - Amb. Parish
Signatures - Edw. Briscoe
Danl. Bates

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 528-529  21st and 22nd July 1778

Seals - 1 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Wlm. Plaistowe of Gt. Titchfield Street, Oxford Markett, Mddx., carver, and wife Ann, (grandson of Wlm. Plaistowe of the Lee, decd.); 2) Thomas Plaistowe of Amersham, gent.
Farmhouse occupied by Bedford then Potton at Lt. Heath, etc.
Witnesses - John Plaistowe
Ja. Swannell
Signatures - Wm. Plaistowe
Ann Plaistowe
Endorsements - Receipt for £576 consideration money. "This deed is covenanted to be produced to Ann Hare the owner of the close (now a brick field) abutting on Long Lane".

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 530  19th October 1778

Contents:
Admittance of William Johnson of Berkhamsted, grocer and wife Margaret, on surrender of William Smither.
Property - as in No. AH 524
Field names.
Signature - Will Hayton, deputy steward

Indenture of Fine.  AH 531  [1779]

Contents:
Thomas Plaistowe, plt., William Plaistowe and wife Ann, deforc.
1 Messuage, garden, orchard, 17a. land, 3a. meadow, 3a. pasture, 3a. wood, in Northchurch.
Hilary [1779]

Copy of absolute surrender.  AH 532  14th June 1786

Contents:
William Plaistowe of Loudwater, Chipping Wycombe, papermaker, to Elizabeth Plaistowe of Amersham, spinster.
3a. Arable called Hoblers Herne near Cutts Lane.
Witnesses - W. Johnson
Wm. Billington
Signature - Willm. Plaistowe

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 533  19th October 1787

Contents:
Admission of Elizabeth Plaistowe of Amersham on surrender of William Plaistowe of Chipping Wycombe.
3a. Arable called Hoblers Herns near Cutts Lane.
Witness - Will Hayton, deputy steward.

Copy of part of marriage settlement.  AH 534  13th September 1788

Contents:
1) Elizabeth Plaistowe, daughter of Thos. Plaistowe, decd.; 2) Henry Deering of Bath, esq.; 3) John Bates and Robt. Preston, esqs.
Messuage at Lt. Heath late Bedford, now Potton, etc.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Ann Chawner
Wm. Croke, junr.
Edw. Stone
John Cox
Dan Clutterbuck
Wm. Cole
Endorsements - 1795 Apt. of John Fetherstonhaugh as new trustee.

Copy of Court Roll: HaliMote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 535  21st October 1791

Contents:
William Johnson admitted on surrender of William Johnson, his father.
Property - as in No. AH 524.
Signature - W. Hayton, deputy steward

Indentures of lease and release revoking marriage settlement, conveyancing land and covenanting to surrender, releasing annuity.  AH 536-537  22nd and 23rd August 1800

Seals - 4 and 7 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Henry Deering of Bath and wife Eliz. nee Plaistowe; 2) John Plaistowe of Chesham; 3) Robt. Preston and John Fetherstonhaugh; 4) John Hare of Northchurch, yeoman; 5) John Field of Haxters End, yeoman.
Farmhouse occupied by Bedford then Potton at Lt. Heath, etc.
Witnesses - Wm. Hayton
Richd. Wm. Runting
John Moodie, M.D.
Wlm. Davies
Peter Fall
Sam. Jones
Signatures - Henry and Eliz. Deering
Robt. Preston
John Fetherstonhaugh
John Plaistowe
John Hare (mark)
Endorsements - Receipt for £900 consideration money.

Appointment of reversionary interest in copyhold expectant on failure of heirs.  AH 538  23rd August 1800

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Henry Deering and wife Elizabeth nee Plaistowe; 2) John Hare of Bourn End, yeoman; 3) John Field of axters End.
Property described in indenture of release, 23rd August 1800.
Witnesses - Will. Hayton
Richd. Wm. Runting
Signatures - Henry Deering
Eliz. Deering

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 539  22nd October 1800

Contents:
Admission of John Field of Haxters End (in trust for John Hare of Bournend) on surrender of Henry Deering of Bath and wife Eliz. (nee Plaistowe). Surrender to will. 3a arable called Hoblers Herne near Cutts Lane.
Witness - Richd. Wm. Runting, deputy steward.

Copy of Court Roll and copy of surrender: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 540-541  14th October 1808

Contents:
Admittance of John Hare on surrender of William Johnson.
Property - as in No. AH 524.
Field names.
Signatures - Harry Grover, deputy steward
Wm. Johnson
Sarah Johnson

Extract from codicil to will.  AH 542  1791, 1812

Contents:
Elizabeth Deering, wife of Henry Deering (nee Plaistowe) to John Hare.
Freehold hereditaments comprised in releases of 23rd August 1800.
Witnesses - Wlm. Hayton
Ric. Wlm. Runting
Saml. Tibbs
Will 19th Dec. 1791
Proved 19th Feb. 1812

Little Heath Halimote of Northchurch; Honour of Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 543  25th October 1822

Contents:
Admittance of Anne Hare on death of husband, John Hare.
Messuage with appurtenances, Dell piece 2a., adjoining land of Dorrien on East, and of Bunn of South and West, Shooters Lane on North, the Common Field 2a. adjoining West on kingston, on land of Dorrien on East and North, on lane from Bourn End to Westfields, on South. Also newly erected messuage at Little Heath occupied by Wlm. Waterton, Dolls and Flights Pighgtle.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 544  24th October 1825

Contents:
Admission of John Field on death of father, John Field, of Pix Farm.
3a. Called Holbers Herns near Currs Lane.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover, deputy steward.

Release of conditional surrender.  AH 545a  11th March 1830

Contents:
George Foster to Ann Hare.
Messuage at Little Heath, closes called Dolls and Flights Pightle.
Witness - Wim. Smith.

Copy conditional surrender.  AH 545b  16th March 1830

Contents:
Ann Hare of Little Heath, Northchurch, widow, to William Halsey of Berkhamsted St. Peter, bricklayer.
New erected messuage at Little Heath occupied by James Jugg then Wm. Waterton now Wm. Child, 2 closes adjoining called Dolls and Flights Pightle (as AH 522).

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 546  25th October 1830

Contents:
Admission of John Field on death of father, John Field (in trust for devisees of John Hare).
3a. Called Hoblers Herne near Curs Lane.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover, deputy steward.

Receipt for payment of mortgage.  AH 547  17th October 1833

Contents:
William Halsey, bricklayer, to Ann Hare, widow.
Messuage at Little Heath, Dolls and Flights Pightle.
Witness - William Smith, Hemel Hempstead.
Signature - William Halsey

Copy of admission.  AH 548  17th October 1833

Contents:
Admission of Frank John Moore, esq., on surrender of Ann Hare, widow.
Messuage at Little Heath occupied by Ing, Weston, now Childs, Dolls Flights Pightle and Long Meadow.

Copy of surrender.  AH 549  17th October 1833

Contents:
John Field of Pix Farm, Hemel Hemstead by direction of Anne Hare, widow, to Frank John Moore of Northchurch, esq. 3a. formerly called Hoblers Herne, now laid into Sadpitts, near Currs.
Witness - Wim. Smith, deputy steward.
Signatures - John Field Ann Hare (mark)

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 550  21st October 1833

Contents:
Admittance of Frank John Moore of Northchurch, esq., on surrender of John Field of Pix Farm, yeoman, by direction of Ann Hare, of Little Heath, widow.
3a. formerly Hoblers Herne, then laid into Sandpitts, near Currs Lane, Northchurch.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover, deputy steward.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 551  21st October 1833

Contents:
Admittance of Frank John Moore on surrender of Ann Hare, widow.
Messuage at Little Heath occupied by Ing, Weston, Childs, and 2 closes called Dolls and Flights Pightle (formerly Dolls Flights Pightle and Long Meadow).
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover, deputy steward.

Little Heath  [no ref. or date]

Abstract of title.  AH 552  1834

Contents:
Frank John Moore, esq.
Freehold meadow 1a. Or. 4p., Gt. Lagley 3a. 3r. 29p., Little Lagley 2a. 1r. Op., 6 Acres 5a. 3r. 15p., formerly belonging to Rector of Berkhamsted St. Peter, 1a. in Gt. Lagley field formerly part of Northchurch glebe, messuage or farm house at Little Heath, close called Three Corners adjoining Currs Lane on East and Redding Common on West, 2a. Copyhold: Eight Acres at Boxted side and 1a. purchased of John Fenn.
Other personal names.

Correspondence and sketch plans re exchange of land between Lord Brownlow's trustees and F.J. Moore, mainly concerning a mistake in the assessment.  AH 553 A-H  December 1835 - January 1836

Contents:
Parties: J. Griffin, George Atty, J.R. Glenister.
Parsons Field.
Field names.
Signatures - J. Griffin
J.R. Glenister

Duplicate absolute surrender: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 554  13th June 1837

Contents:
John, Earl Brownlow, Edw. Herbert, Lord Viscount Clive, and Charles, Lord Farnborough, to Frank John Moore of Northchurch, esq.
1a. 1r. 1p. In Hitchens, abutting North on Lt. Heath common, South on Dolesfield, East on Moore, 5a. 3p. in Little Redding, in Northchurch, 2a. 22p. in Doles.
Witness - Wlm. Smith, deputy steward.
Signature - Wlm. Lindsell, attorney.

Consent to exchange of lands.  AH 555  23rd April 1837

Contents:
Charlotte Catherine Anne, Countess of Bridgewater, to John, Earl Brownlow, Viscount Clive, Charles, Lord Farnborough, trustees of John William, Earl of Bridgewater, decd.
Bridgewater land, etc.
Witness - R. Clarke

Indentures of lease and release by way of exchange.  AH 556-557  24th and 25th April 1837

Seals - 1 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John, Earl Brownlow, Edw. Herbert, Lord Viscount Clive, Charles, Baron Farnborough, to Frank John Moore of Northchurch, esq. Moore to Brownlow: 2a. 25p. part of Gt. Lagleys piece, Gt. Lagleys 3a. 10p., Lt. Lagleys 2a. 1r. 13., etc.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Thos. Grover
R. Clarke
Signatures - Brownlow
Clive
Farnborough
Endorsements - Receipt for £50. 19. 0.

Indentures of Lease and Release and covenant to surrender, by way of exchange.  AH 558-559  24th and 25th April 1837

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Frank John Moore, esq., to John, Earl Brownlow, Lord Viscount Clive and Charles, Lord Farnborough, devisees in trust and exors. of John William, Earl of Bridgewater. 2a. 25p. part of Gt. Lagley Piece, abutting North and South on Bridgewater, etc.
Other personal names.
Witness - Charles Grover
Signature - Frank John Moore

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 560  16th October 1837

Contents:
Admission of Frank John Moore of Berkhamsted St. Mary, esq., on surrender of John, Earl Brownlow, Edw. Herbert, Lord Viscount Clive, and Charles, Lord Farnborough.
1a. 1r. 1p. Part of Hitchens abutting West on Lt. Heath Common, South on Dolesfield, East on Moore, West on Bridgewater, etc.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover, deputy steward

Copy of surrender: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 561  16th December 1841

Contents:
Frank John Moore esq., to James Field.
3a. Formerly Hoblers Herne, now Sandpitts, near Currs Lane, messuage at Lt. Heath, etc.
Witness - Wm. Smith, deputy steward.
Signature - Frank John Moore

Assignment of leases for 58 and 1000 years.  AH 562  13th August 1860

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Harriet Augusta Field, widow of James Field, the son, to Edw. James, Earl of Powis, James Walter, Earl of Verulam, Wlm. Tatton, Baron Egerton.
Fryers Hills (Fryers Hill 8a. 1r. 18p., Hangings 9a. 0r. 13p., Sand Pits 4a. 2r. 20p.) in Northchurch (with plan).
Signature - Harriet Augusta Field.

Little Heath; Halimote of Northchurch; Honour of Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 563  19th October 1736

Contents:
Admission of Thomas Doggett, the younger, on surrender of John Field of Fields End, Cottage at Little Heath occupied by Thos. Doggett and 1a. land adjoining.
Witness - Jno. Duncombe, deputy steward

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 564  21st October 1755

Contents:
Admission of James Ing of Lt. Heath, blacksmith, and wife Sarah, on surrender of Thomas Doggett and wife Abigail.
Cottage at Lt. Heath occupied by Ing and 1a. land.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 565  24th October 1758

Contents:
Admission of Thos. Doggett of Fields End, Hemelhempsted, on surrender of mother, Eliz. Doggett, widow.
Tenement at Lt. Heath, late a barn called Lower Barn, and ground adjoining, 3 poles x 2 poles along land from Hackstals End to Lt. Heath.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 566  12th April 1763

Contents:
Admission of James Ing of Northchurch, blacksmith, on surrender of Thomas Doggett of Gt. Gaddesden, blacksmith, and wife Eliz.
Tenement at Lt. Heath late a barn called the Lower Barn, and ground 3 poles along lane from Hackstalls End to Lt. Heath, 2 poles in breadth.
Witness - Will Haydon, deputy steward.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 567  14th October 1785

Contents:
Admission of John Field of Hackstalls End, yeoman, on surrender of Sarah Ing of Skewers, Hants., widow, son James Ing and Mary his wife.
Cottage at Lt. Heath occupied by Briant and 1a. land, tenement at Lt. Heath late a barn called the Lower Barn and piece of ground 3 poles x 2 poles along lane to Haxters End.
Witness - Will. Hayton, deputy steward.

Covenant for peaceable possession.  AH 568  22nd March 1813

Seals - 1red wax wafer.

Contents:
Thomas Burch of Chesham, yeoman, to John Field of Haxtors End, Northchurch, gent.
1a. 33p. In Millfield abutting North on late Paine, South on late Gregory.
Signature - Thomas Burch (mark)

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 569  26th October 1813

Contents:
Admission of John Field of Haxters End on surrender of Thomas Burch and wife Mary.
1a. 33p. In Millfield abutting North on former Paine and South on former Gregory.
Witness - Wm. Smith, deputy steward.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 570  24th October 1825

Contents:
Admission of John Field on death of father,John Field of Pix Farm.
Cottage at Lt. Heath occupied by Bryant and 1a. land, tenement at Lt. Heath formerly the lower barn 3p. x 2p., 1a. 33p. in Millfield abutting North on former Paine, South on former Gregory.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover, deputy steward.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 571  25th October 1830

Contents:
Admission of James Field under will of father, John Field of Pix Farm.
Cottage at Lt. Heath occupied by Briant, then King, and 1a. land adjoining, tenement at Lt. Heath late the Lower Barn and piece of land 3p. x 2p. along lane from Haxtalls End to Lt. Heath.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover, deputy steward.

Bargain and sale release of annuity.  AH 572  26th April 1838

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Shadrach Godwin, the elder and the younger, exors. of James Field, son of John Field of Pix, decd.; 2) Elizabeth Field, widow of John Field; 3) James Field of Berkhamsted St. Peter, uncle of said James Field, deed.
Cottage at Lt. Heath and 1a. land, tenement at Lt. Heath formerly the lower barn and land 3p. x 2p. along lane from Haxtalls End to Lt. Heath; also 1a. 33p. in Millfield abutting North on former Pain, South on former Gregory.
Witnesses - John Mather
Wlm. Smith
James Field
John Manship Mills
Signatures - Shad. Godwin, sen. and jun.
E. Field
James Field
Endorsements - Note of presentment of bargain and sale to be entered on court roll. Receipt for £ 242. 11. 0. consideration money.

Little Heath Halimote of Northchurch; Honour of Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 573  22nd October 1838

Contents:
Admission of James Field under bargain and sale from exors. of his nephew, James Field.
1a. 33p. In Millfield abutting North on former Pain, South on former Gregory.
Cottage at Lt. Heath occupied by Briant then King, 1a. land tenement formerly lower barn and land 2p. x 3p. along highway from Haxtalls End.
Witness - Chas. Ehret Grover, deputy steward.

Copy of admission.  AH 574  19th October 1770

Contents:
Admission of Sarah Littleton, on death of grandfather, John White, joiner, deed.
Messuages and appurtenances at Heath, Northchurch, the Home Pightles 2a., 1a. in Millfield abutting South on Gregory, North on Paine.

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 575  29th October 1811

Contents:
Admission of Thos. Birch on death of cousin Sarah Turney (late Littleton).
Messuage at Heath, the Home Pightles 2a., 1a. in Mill Field abutting South on late Gregory, North on late Paine.
Witness - Harry Grover, deputy steward

Copy of abstract of title from 1770.  AH 576  1811

Contents:
Thomas Burch, heir of Sarah Turney, nee Littleton, heir of her grandfather, Thos. White.
Messuage at Heath, Northchurch, and 2 pightles called the Home Pightles 2a., 1a. in Mill Field (residue of 2a.) abutting South on former Gregory, North on former Paine.
Other personal names.

Copy of absolute surrender.  AH 577  22nd March 1813

Contents:
Thomas Burch of Borley, Bucks., yeoman, to John William, Earl of Bridgewater. Site of messuage and orchard adjoining, adjoining Berkhamstead and Northchurch commons, 2r. 27p., close adjoining 1a. 1r. 21p., close adjoining 2r. 15p. (late 2 formerly called Home Pightles).

Copy of Court Roll.  AH 578  26th October 1813

Contents:
Admission of John William, Earl of Bridgewater, on surrender of Thomas Burch of Botley, Chesham.
Site of messuage and orchard at Heath, Northchurch, adjoining Berkhamsted and Northchurch commons, 2r. 27p., and 2 closes adjoining 1a. 1r. 21p. and 2r. 15p., formerly called Home Pightles.
Witness - Wlm. Smith, deputy steward.

Copy of will.  AH 579  8th August 1675

Contents:
Thomas Whitney of Northchurch, yeoman, to grandchild, Henry Putnam, younger, to Wlm. Putnam.
Tenement at the Heath and 12a. land, 3a. land in Dell Close and little piece of land of land of Turner.
Other personal names.

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 580  11th November 1720

Contents:
Admission of William Putnam on death of father, Henry Putnam.
Tenement at the Heath, Northchurch, 12a. land belonging, 3a. in Dell Close, small parcel of land formerly John Turner (got under will of whitney), piece of land abutting East on Bankemill Lane, West on Hunt (got under will of H. Putnam).

Release of legacy (copy).  AH 581  9th December 1732

Contents:
Thomas Putnam of Dundridge, Aston Clinton, yeoman, to William Putnam.
Legacy of £40 payable out of messuage in Northchurch in occupation of Daniel Wheeler,left to William under will of father, Henry.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Richd. Atkins

Northchurch  [no ref. or date]

High Street  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment.  AH 582  21st August 1683

Seals - 1 papered.

Contents:
Appointment of Ric. Church as attorney annexed.
John Baldwin of St. Mary le Savoy, plateworker, to Thomas Royce of Berkhamsted St. Mary alias Northchurch, weaver.
Piece of meadow, ½a., abutting East on orchard of Morrice, North-West on Woodlane, South on churchyard, occupied by Royce in Northchurch.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Jeremiah Knight
Maria Oakley
Samuell Lowndes
Ben. -iddon
Signature - John Baldwin
Endorsements - Livery of seisin. Receipt for £20 consideration money.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 583-584  25th and 26th July 1711

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Mark Morris of Ivinghoe, wheelwright, to John Holiday of Berkhamsted St. Mary, poulterer.
Messuage now divided into two in Northchurch occupied by Booth and Deacon, abutting East on churchyard, West on Woodlane [New Road], South on street, North on Royce.
Signature- Mark Morris

Copy of will.  AH 585  31st March 1791

Contents:
John Holliday, the elder, of Northchurch, to Wlm. Smart and Wlm. Walker, trustees, sons John, Wlm.,Stephen, James, Thomas; daughters Eliz.Geary, Mary Wells, Frances Holliday, Jenny Wright.
All messuages and lands in Northchurch.
Witnesses - Thos. Monk
Wm.Dean
Saml. Davis

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 586-587  5th and 6th April 1795

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
William Smart of Norcott Court, gent., and William Walker of Berkhamsted St. Peter, surgeon, trustees of John Holliday, decd., to Hannah Deriez of Epsom, widow.
Messuage formerly divided into 2, late occupied by John Holliday, abutting East on churchyard, West on Woodlane [New Road], South on Street, North on land formerly Royce.
Witnesses - William Bailey
Jno. Duncombe
Signatures - Wm. Smart
Wm. Walker

Deed to lead the uses of a fine.  AH 588  8th April 1813

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Knight of Tring, auctioneer, and wife Hannah formerly Deriez, to William Knight of Tring, draper.
Messuage formerly two, occupied by Booth and Deacon, then Holliday, then Knight, now untenanted.
Witnesses - Jno. Duncombe
Tho. Plaistowe
Signatures - John Knight
Hannah Knight (mark)
William Knight

Extract of fine.  AH 589  1813

Contents:
William Knight, plt.; John Knight and Wife Hannah, deforc.
2 Messuages, 2 cottages, 3 barns, 2 gardens, 2 orchards in Northchurch.
Trinity 1813

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 590-591  17th February 1814

Seals - 1 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Duncombe, the younger, of Northchurch, gent.; 2) John Knight of the same, auctioneer; 3) William Daw of Tring, gent.
½a. meadow in Northchurch formerly occupied by Royce, abutting East on orchard, late Morris, North-West on Wood Lane, South on churchyard.
Witnesses - Thos. Walker
Jno. Duncombe, senr.
Signature - John Duncombe, junr.
Endorsements - Receipt for £80 consideration money.

Counterpart Lease for 12 years from 25th December 1814.  AH 592  25th November 1814

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Hannah Knight of Northchurch, widow, to Matthew Hawkes of Newport Court, Mddx., butcher.
Messuage late occupied by Hannah Knight in Northchurch.
Witness - Jno. Duncombe
Signature - Matthew Hawes

Abstract of title from 1711.  AH 593  [1818]

Contents:
Mrs. Hannah Knight, widow.
Property - as in No. AH 583/4.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Abstract of title from 1683.  AH 594  1818

Contents:
John Knight.
½a. of meadow or pasture in Northchurch as in No. AH 590/1.
Other personal names.

Correspondence re title to land.  AH 595-596  22nd and 24th September 1818

Contents:
John Duncombe, Grover and Smith.
Meadow ground adjoining churchyard and adjoining house of Knight, descended to John Duncombe under will of grandfather William.
Signature - Jno. Duncombe

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 597-598  25th and 26th November 1818

Seals - 1 and 3 red wafer.

Contents:
1) Thos. Knight of Tring, plumber and glazier and wife Hannah Dariah;
2) John William, Earl of Bridgewater;
3) John Clark of Chipperfield, higler.
½a. of meadow in Northchurch formerly Royce now Preston Bean, East on orchard late Morris, North-West on Woodlane, South on churchyard.
Witnesses - Jno. Downing Wm. Smith
Signatures - Thomas and Hannah Deriah Knight John Clark (mark)
Endorsements - Receipt for £90 consideration money

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 599-600  11th and 12th May 1819

Seals - 1 and 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Hannah Knight of Ashted, Surrey, widow, to John William, Earl of Bridgewater.
Messuage in Northchurch formerly Holladay the elder, then Hannah Knight, then John Knight, now widow Hawes (erected by Hollaway on site of messuage divided into 2 tenements, abutting East on chyd, West on Woodlane, South on Street, North on former Royce.
Witnesses - Henry Mont. Grover
Edw. Wallwyn Shepheard
Signature - Hannah Knight
Endorsements - Receipt for £555 consideration money.

Indenture of Fine.  AH 601  [1819]

Contents:
John Clark, plt., William Davis and wife Ann, Thos. Knight and wife Hannah Deriah, deforc.
6a. land, 6a. meadow, 6a. pasture in Sarratt and Berkhampsted St. Mary.
Hilary [1819]

Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Aldbury  [no ref. or date]

Norcott Hill  [no ref. or date]

Attested copy of will.  AH 602  1728, 1730

Conditions of access: UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION

Contents:
Mary Edlin of Norcott Hill, spinster, to cousins James Fenn of Northchurch, and John Keen of Wingrave, and menservant Thomas Bates of Northchurch, exors.
Manor of Norcotthill, capital messuage and lands in Northchurch and Aldbury.
Witnesses - Steph. Royce
Henry Putnam
Wm. Duncombe
Will 13th April 1728
Proved 6th March 1730

Release of legacies.  AH 603a  20th March 1731

Seals - 11 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Goodspeed, the elder, and younger, John Oliffe, wife Catherine, Thomas Brewer and wife Ann, Bernard Chapman and wife Rachael, Thos. Allen and wife Rebecca, and Hugh Goodspeed, to James Fenn, John Keen and Thos. Bates.
Estate of Mary Edlin.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Fras. Bowles
Signatures - John Goodspeed, sen. and jun.
John and Cath. Oliffe
Thos. and Ann Brewer
Bernard Chapman and Rachael
Thos. and Rebekah Allen
Hugh Goodspeed
Endorsements - Receipt for £1,000.

Release of legacies under Mary Edlin's will, by John and Richard Keene (reciting will).  AH 603b  20th March 1731

Seals.

Contents:
Norcott Hill, etc.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses.
Signatures.

Release of legacies to be paid to Fenn, keen and Bates.  AH 604  3rd April 1732

Seals - 6 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Burch of Northchurch, husbandman, and wife Elizabeth, Thos. Gurney of Aldbury, cordwainer, and wife Mary, Rich. Moreton of Woodcrofthill, husbandman, and wife Mary.
Estate of Mary Edlin.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Daniel Paine
Thos. Duncombe
Signatures - John Burch (mark) and Elizabeth
Thos. and Mary Gurney (marks)
Ric. and Mary Moreton (marks)
Endorsements - Receipt for £10, £50, £5 and £5legacies.

Release oflegacies under will of Mary Edlin.  AH 605  3rd April 1732

Seals - 8 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Edmund Halfhide, Sarah Chapman, Susan, Ann, Judith, Elizabeth and Thomas Halfhide, Children of Edmund Halfhide, decd., to
James Fenn, John Keen and Thomas Bates, exors. of Mary Edlin.
All the estates of Mary Edlin late of Norcott Hill, Northchurch.
Witnesses - Jno. Duncombe
Wm. Duncombe
Signatures - Edmund, Susan, Ann, Judith, Elizabeth and Thos. Halfhyde
Sarah Chapman

Release of legacies under will of Mary Edlin.  AH 606  7th June 1733

Seals - 8 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Henry Clifton and wife Rebecca, Mary Keen, Thos. Price and wife Sarah, Eliz. Keen and Rich. Keen and wife Susan, to James Fenn, John Keen and Thos. Bates.
All estate of Mary Edlin, late of Norcott Hill, decd.
Witnesses - Dorothy Woodman
Wm. Duncombe
John Duncombe
Henry Gregory
Martha Seabrook
Signatures - Henry and Rebecca Clifton
Thos. and Sarah Price
Mary, Elizabeth, Richard and Susan Keene

Release of legacies under will of Mary Edlin.  AH 607  2nd July 1733

Contents:
Thos. Cockayne and wife Judith, Mary Edwards, Sarah, Judith, Eliz. and Thos.Cockayne, to James Fenn, John Keen and Thos. Bates.
Estate of Mary Edlin, late of Norcott Hill.
Witnesses - Chris. Hodgson
Wm. Duncombe
Tho. Duncombe
John Duncombe
Signatures - Thos., Judith, Sarah, Judith, Eliz. and Thos. Cockayne
Mary Edwards

Release of annuity of £5.  AH 608a  1st August 1733

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Garrett and wife Susan (widow of Ric. Keene of Bushey); 2) James Fenn, John Keen, Thos. Bates; 3) Richard Keene, son of Ric. Keen, late of Crofton Bucks, decd.
Manor of Norcott Hill or Northcote, and capital messuage at Norcott Hill, and lands in parishes of Northchurch, Berkhamsted St. Peter and Aldbury.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Wm.Duncombe
John Marston
Endorsements - Receipt of £35
Consideration money. Cert. that parchment produced at examination in Chancery, 5th May 1736.

Conveyance and Release of Annuity.  AH 608b  6th August 1733

Contents:
James Marston of Bournend, gent., to Richard Keen of Norcott Hill, gent.
£50.
£10 Rentcharge left by Mary Edlin, his cousin, charged on Manor of Norcott Hill in Berkhamsted, Albury, Tring and Wigginton
Witnesses.
Signatures
Endorsements.

Release of annuities of £10 and £5  AH 609  1st October 1733

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) James Marston of Bournend, gent.; 2) John Marston of Berkhamsted St. Peter, husbandman; 3) James Fenn, John Keene and Thos. Bates, exors. of Mary Edlin; 4) Richard Keene of Norcotthill, gent.
Manor of Norcotthill.
Witnesses - Tho. Duncombe
John Duncombe
William Bunn
Danl. Baker
Wm. Duncombe
Jno. Hogge, junr.
Signatures - James Marston
John -
Endorsements - Memorandum of production of deed in Chancery, 5th May 1736.

Lease for a year to create tenant to the precipe to suffer recovery.  AH 610  1st November 1733

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Conditions of access: UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION

Contents:
Richard Keene of Norcotthill, gent., to William Duncombe, gent.
Manor of Norcotthill, etc., as in No. AH 611.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Tho. Duncombe
Ralph White
Signature - Richard Keene

Release declaring uses of recovery.  AH 611  2nd November 1733

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Conditions of access: UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION

Contents:
1) Richard Keene, son of Richard Keene, decd.; 2) William Duncombe of Furnival's Inn; 3) John Duncombe of Furnival's Inn.
Manor of Norcotthill, capital messuage, late Mary Edlin at Norcotthill, Manor house of Norcotthill occupied by Burch, etc.
Witnesses - Thomas Duncombe of Northchurch Ralph White of Aldebury
Signatures - Ric. Keene
Wm. Duncombe
John Duncombe

Exemplification of Recovery.  AH 612  12th February 1733/4

Seals - Fragments of seal of Common Pleas.

Contents:
John Duncombe, demandant; William Duncombe, tenant; Richard Keene, vouchee.
Manor of Northcotthill, 150a. land, 20a. meadow, 20a. pasture, 30a. wood in Northchurch and Aldbury.

Indentures of lease and release, charged in annuities.  AH 613-614  1st and 2nd January 1737/8

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
James Fenn of Berkhamsted St. Mary, gent., and Thomas Bates of the same, yeoman, devisees of Mary Edlin, decd., to Richard Keene of Norcotthill, gent.
Manor of Norcotthill with rights and appurtenances. Capital messuage or farmhouse in which Mary Edlin dwelt at Norcotthill, Northchurch, and land in Northchurch, Berkhamsted and Aldbury, bequeathed 13th April 1728.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - John Duncombe
Wm. Duncombe
Signatures - James Fenn
Thos. Bates

Order in dispute over estate of Mary Edlin.  AH 615  [c. 1740]

Contents:
Richard Keene, James Fenn and Thos, Bates, exors. of Mary Edlin.
Manor of Norcott Hill.
Other personal names.

Mortgage.  AH 616  2nd May 1764

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Richard Keene of Norcotthill, gent., to John Hawkins of Aylesbury, brazier.
Manor of Norcott Hill, etc., as in No. AH 611.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Deverell Dagnall
Wm. Duncombe
Signature - Richard Keene
Endorsements - Receipt for £400
Consideration money. 24th December 1768
Assignment of mortgage to Daniel Watmore.

Assignment of mortgage for 500 years.  AH 617  24th June 1771

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Richard Keene of Norcotthill, gent.;
2) Daniel Watmore of Gravesend, distiller;
3) Elizabeth Lowle of St. Paul, Covent Garden, spinster.
Manor of Norcotthill, capital messuage or farmhouse, occupied by Keene, late Edlin, and all lands belonging in Northchurch, manor house of Northcotthill late occupied by Burch, cottage late occupied by Roberts, cottage late occupied by Bryden.
Witnesses - Wm. Duncombe
Tho. Pattinson
Endorsements - Receipt for £675 consideration money. 24th June 1776. Further charge, John Price and Eliz. Lowle.

Lease for 9 years.  AH 618  29th September 1784

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Price of Winslow, Bucks., and Henry Clifton Atkinson of Snow Hill, London, to John Marshall of Berkhamsted St. Peter, husbandman.
Farmhouse at Norcott Hill and 3 messuages or tenements, and land belonging to it, late held by Joseph Howe.
Witnesses - Thos. Monk
Jno. Duncombe
Signatures - John Price
Henry Clifton Atkinson
John Marshall
Endorsements - Agreement to carry materials for repair of buildings.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 619 -620  29th and 30th June 1787

Seals - 4 and 6 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Price and wife Eliz., Henry Clifton Atkinson and wife Mary Isabella (nephew of Ric. Keene); 2) Edward Johnson;
3) Charles Harries of Jeffreys Square, St. Mary Axe, esq.
Manor of Norcotthill or Northcotehill and farmhouse, late Edlin, then Keene, then Marshall and manor house of Norcotthill, occupied by Halsey, cottage occupied by Roberts now Fawcet, cottage late Bryden now Fletcher and land in Northchurch and Aldbury, as in AH 207.
Witnesses - John Marshall
John Plaistowe
Harry Jacob
John Roberts
Tho. Moore Slade
Nathan Smith
Signatures - John and Eliz. (mark) Price
Henry Clifton and Mary Isabella Atkinson
Edw. Johnson
Chas. Herries
Endorsements - Receipt for £1320 consideration money.

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 621  30th June 1787

Seals - 7 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Eliz. Lowle, spinster; 2) John Price and wife Elizabeth, Henry Clifton Atkinson and wife Mary Isabella (heirs of Ric. Keene); 3) Edward Johnson of Stepney Green; 4) James Drummond of St. Mary Axe.
Property - as in No. AH 619/20.
Witnesses - Mary and Sarah Puttnam
Harry Jacob
John Roberts
John Marshall
John Plaistowe
John Greenwood
John Worsley
Signatures - Eliz. Lowle
Edw. Johnson
John and Eliz. (mark) Price
Henry Clifton Atkinson
Jas. Drummond

Indentures of Fine.  AH 622-623  1787

Contents:
Edward Johnson and Charles Herries, plts., Henry Clifton Atkinson and wife Mary Isabella, and John Price and wife Eliz., deforc.
Manor of Norcott Hill, 1 messuage, 3 cottages, 350a. land, 20a. meadow, 20a. wood, 20a. pasture in Northchurch and Aldbury.
Michaelmas 1787

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 624-625  5th and 6th November 1787

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Edw. Johnson of Stepney Green, Mddx., merchant; 2) Chas. Herries, esq., trustee for Johnson; 3) Brandreth Duncombe of Great Berkhamsted, esq.
Manor of Norcotthill and lands, as in No. AH 619/20.
Witnesses - John Worsley
John Bell
Thos. Sowerby
Matt. Fox?
Signatures - Edw. Johnson
Charles Herries
Endorsements - Receipt for £5250
Consideration money.

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 626  6th November 1787

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) James Drummond, esq.; 2) Edward Johnson, merchant; 3) Brandreth Duncombe, esq.; 4) William Billington of Great Berkhamsted, farmer.
Manor of Norcotthill and lands, as in No. AH 619/20.
Witnesses - John Worsley
John Bell
Thos. Sowerby
Matt. Fox ?
Signatures - Jas. Drummond
Edw. Johnson

Lease for a year and release.  AH 627-628  17th and 18th January 1803

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
Brandreth Duncombe, late of Berkhamsted St. Peter, now of Norcott Hill, Northchurch, gent., to William Griffin of Tring, gent.
Manor of Norcott Hill, farmhouse at Norcott Hill occupied by Duncombe, manor house of Norcott Hill occupied by Duncombe, manor house of Norcott Hill occupied by Duncombe, etc.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Elizabeth Marlin
Saml. Herbert
Endorsement - Receipt for £3000 consideration money.

Extract of wills.  AH 629  17th February 1790 6th November 1804

Contents:
William Billington appointed wife Mary executor.
Mary Billington appointed daughter Eliz. and son-in-law Thos. Parsons, exors.

Extract of Fine.  AH 630  1818

Contents:
John Duncombe, the elder, plt., Brandreth Duncombe and wife Eliz., deforc.
Manor of Norcott Hill, 14 messuages, 14 barns, 14 stables, 300a. land, 300a. meadow, 300a. pasture, 200a. wood, 200a. furze, in Northchurch, Aldbury and Berkhamsted.
Trinity 1818

Mortgage by lease and release.  AH 631-632  25th and 26th September 1818

Seals - 4 and 7 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) William Griffin; 2) John Perry;
3) John Jones; 4) Brandreth Duncombe and wife Elizabeth; 5) Thomas Joseph Moore; 6) John Duncombe, the elder. Manor of Norcott, etc., as in No. AH 627/8.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Jno. Boyle
Wm. Waterman
Geo. Wilkes
Signatures - Wlm. Griffin
John Perry
J. Jones
Brandreth Duncombe
Eliz. Duncombe
Thos. Jos. Moore
Jno. Duncombe
Endorsements - Receipts for £3, 000, £2,310, £400 and £790 consideration money.

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 633  26th September 1818

Seals - red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Thos. Parsons, John Mills and wife Eliz., nee Billington; 2) Brandreth Duncombe; 3) Thomas Joseph Moore, esq.
4) John Smallwood, gent.
As in No. AH 627/8.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Jno. Boyle
Wm. Waterman
James Duncombe
Jno. Duncombe
Signatures - Thos. Parsons
John and Eliz. Mills
Thos. Jos. Moore
Brandreth Duncombe

Bond for payment of 6,500 mortgage.  AH 634  26th September 1818

Contents:
Brandreth Duncombe of Fleet Street, chemist and druggist, to Thomas Joseph Moore of Stafford House, Mddx., esq.
Property mortgaged to Thos. Jos. Moore 25th and 26th September 1818.
Witnesses - Jno. Boyle of Cary Street, law stationer
Wm. Waterman, solicitor
Signature - Brandreth Duncombe

Copy of agreement to treat proposed division of property as if it were will of Brandreth Duncombe.  AH 635  5th March 1827

Contents:
Details of division missing
Eliz. Duncombe, Henry Brandreth Duncombe, James, Elizabeth and Mary Ann Duncombe.
[Norcott Hill].
Witnesses - James Gordon
Ann Simmons
Richard, Mower

Lease for a year.  AH 636  12th June 1829

Seals - 7 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Hercy and wife Frances, Marlow Sidney, Lawrence Dolan, Wlm. Smart and James Field, and Henry Brandreth Duncombe; 2) John, Earl Brownlow, Lord Viscount Clive and Charles, Lord Farnborough.
Manor of Norcott Hill and lands as in No. AH 627/8.
Witnesses - Geo. Brumell
Robt. Coxon
J. C. Rutter
John Walls
Wlm. Smith
John Thos. Grover
Signatures - John and Frances Hercy
Marlow Sidney
Lawrence Dolan
Wlm. Smart
James Field
H.B. Duncombe

Assignment of mortgage.  AH 637  13th June 1829

Seals - 14 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Hercy (formerly Smallwood);
2) John Hercy and wife Frances (nee Moore), Marlow Sidney and Lawrence Dolan; 3) William Smart of Norcott Court, and James Field; 4)Henry B., Eliz., James, Eliz. and Mary Ann Duncombe;5) John Earl Brownlow, Viscount Clive and Lord Farnborough; 6) Robert Clarke of Stockton, esq.
Property - as in No. AH 627/8, Manor of Norcott Hill and lands.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - J. C. Rutter
Wlm. Smith,
Geo. Brumell
Robt. Coxon
John Walls
John Thos. Grover
Signatures - All.

Abstract of assignment of mortgage.  AH 638  13th June 1829

Contents:
1) John Hercy (late Smallwood); 2) John Hercy and Wife Frances (nee Moore),Marlow Sidney, Lawrence Dolan; 3) Wlm. Smart and Jas.Field; 4) Henry B.,Eliz., Jas., Eliz. and Mary Ann Duncombe; 5) Earl Brownlow, Viscount Clive and Lord Farnborough; 6) Robert Clarke, esq.
Manor of Norcott Hill, manor house, cottages and land in Northchurch and Aldbury.

Indenture of Fine.  AH 639  1829

Contents:
John, Earl Brownlow, Edward Herbert, Chas., Lord Farnborough, plts., John Hercy and wife Francis, deforc.
Manor of Norcott Hill or Northcote Hill, 3 messuages, 5 cottages, 200a. land 5a. meadow, 50a. pasture, 50a. wood, 50a. furze and heath.
Trinity 1829

Indenture of Fine.  AH 640  1829

Contents:
John, Earl Brownlow, Edw. Herbert and Chas., Lord Farnborough, plt., John Hercy and wife Frances, deforc.
Manor of Norcott Hill or Northcott Hill, 3 messuages, 5 cottages, 200a. land 50a. meadow, 50a. pasture, 50a. wood, 50a. furze in Northchurch and Aldbury.
Trinity 1829

Copy of Court Roll: Halimote of Northchurch, Honour of Berkhamsted.  AH 641  26th October 1829

Contents:
Admission of John, Earl Brownlow, Edward Herbert, Lord Viscount Clive and Charles, Lord Farnborough, on surrender of Henry Brandreth Duncombe.
Barn of site of barn formerly cottage adjoining the Common near the mansion house called Norcott Hill and adjoining Harrises Orchard (laid into Norcott Hill estate).
Witnesses - Chas. Ehret Grover, dep. steward.

Northchurch and Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Townsend  [no ref. or date]

Copy of Mortgage by lease for 500 years.  AH 642  11th April 1743

Contents:
John Wheake of London, gent., to Elizabeth Holland of St. Vedast, Foster Lane, widow.
Capital messuage late Wlm. and Frances Fenn now Redmond, called Townsend House, orchard and meadow 6a. (late Dovehouse Head, Chappell Head, Wet Mead) abutting South on London Road, North on Common River, East on river late Rolfe.
Also Cockgroves and Oldfields 30a.

Copy of indentures of lease and release.  AH 643-644  12th and 13th April 1743

Contents:
1) John Wheake of London, gent., son of John Weake late of Hartingfordbury, decd.;
2) Eliz. Holland of St, Vedast, London, widow;
3) John and Hinckley Phipps of St. Vedast.
Capital messuage late occupied by Wlm. Fenn now Dr. Jones Redman, called Townsend House orchard and 3 meadows, 6a. called Dovehouse Mead Chappell Head, Wet Mead and Fore Mead in Northchurch abutting South on road from Berkhamsted to bourn End, etc.
Witnesses - John Henley
John Ayleworth

Attested copy of covenant to produce deeds.  AH 645 -646  22nd May 1788

Contents:
Martha Boehm of Sunbury, Mddx., widow, and Edmund Boehm of Chatham Place, London, esq., to Robert Knipe.
Messuage called Townsend Farm in Berkhamsted St. Peter late Chappell, now Betts and Johnson, with land called Capps Croft, etc.
Witnesses - Jo. Harwood
Tho. Graham
John Taylor

Attested copies lease and release.  AH 647-648  28th and 29th September 1790

Contents:
1) Robert Knipe of New Lodge and wife Jane; 2) William Hayton of Stocks House, Aldbury, esq.; 3) Simon Oliver Taylor of Irshlingborough, Northants., esq.
Townsend Farm, as in No. AH 645.
Witnesses - James Yorke Bramston
Saml. Collingridge
Richd. Wm. Runting
John Downing
Endorsements - Receipt for £1, 000 consideration money.

Attested copy lease for a year.  AH 649  28th September 1790

Contents:
1) Robert Knipe of New Lodge and wife Jane; 2) Simon Oliver Taylor of Irthlingborough, Northants., esq.
Capital messuage called Townsend House occupied by Redman, Chatloc then Richardson, now Knipe, orchard and meadows 6a., called Dovehouse Mead, abutting South on highway from Berkhamsted to Bourn End, etc.
Witnesses - James Yorke Bramston.
Saml. Collingridge

Attested copies indentures of lease and release (mortgage to Knipe).  AH 650-652  28th and 29th September 1790

Contents:
1) Robert Knipe of New Lodge, esq., and wife Jane; 2) William Hayton of Stocks Farm, Aldbury, esq,; 3) Simon Oliver Taylor of Irthlingborough, Northants., esq.
Property - as in Nos. AH 647/8. Townsend Farm and Townsend House. Copyhold to be surrendered.
Witnesses - James Yorke Bramston
Saml. Collingridge
Rich. Wm. Runting
John Downing

Attested copy of surrender and assignment of mortgage.  AH 653-654  26th March 1791

Contents:
Robert Knipe to Simon Oliver Taylor. Copyhold to be surrendered in Nos. AH 647/8.
Also the messuage and farm which were limited to Knipe for 1,000 years. Also parcel of meadow ground.
Witnesses - Edw. Walwyn Shepheard
James Yorke Bramston

Attested copy of mortgage by indentures of lease and release.  AH 655-658  25th and 26th March 1791

Contents:
1) Simon Oliver Taylor esq.; 2) Henry Leete of Thrapston, surgeon; 3) John Bramston of Oundle, gent.
142a. 3r. as in No. AH 645, messuage occupied by Butterfield and Garratt.
Also Townsend House, etc., as in Nos. AH 647/8.
Witnesses - James Yorke Bramston
Rowland Hunt
Endorsements - Receipt for £3,000 consideration money.

Attested copy of further Charge.  AH 659-660  12th June 1792

Contents:
Simon Oliver Taylor of Berkhamsted, esq. to Henry Leete of Thrapston, Northants.,surgeon.
Property - as in Nos. AH 655-658.
Witnesses - James Yorke Bramston
Robt. Scroxton
Endorsements - Receipt for £300 consideration money.

Abstract of title from 1732.  AH 661  1792

Contents:
Simon Oliver Taylor.
(12th December 1753, Lease and Release, Edw. Seymour to Edm. Boehm), Parkshill, Gt. Newfield and Lt. Newfield 32a., etc.
Field name.
Other personal names.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 662-663  22nd and 23rd July 1795

Seals - 2 and 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Henry Leete of Thrapston, surgeon;
2) Simon Oliver Taylor of New Lodge;
3) Thomas Field of Little Heath, yeoman, and Harry Grover of Hemelhempsted, gent. Lower and Upper Packetts, 27a. 3r. 19p. in Northchurch (formerly called Parks Hill, Gt. and Lt. Newfield, later Packetts Hill, Two fields), etc.
Witnesses - John Leete
J. Bramston
Richd. Wm. Runting of Aldbury
Signatures - Henry Leete
Simon Oliver Taylor
Thos. Field
Harry Grover
Endorsements - Receipt for £841. 10. 0. consideration money.

Abstract of title from 1732.  AH 664  1732-1800

Contents:
Simon Oliver Taylor.
(12th December 1753, Lease and Release, Edw. Seymour to Edm. Boehm), Parkshill, Gt. Newfield and Lt. Newfield, 32a., etc.

Indentures of lease and release.  AH 665-666  13th and 14th October 1800

Seals - 2 and 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) Thomas Field of Lt. Heath, yeoman;
2) Harry Grover of Hemelhemsted, gent.
3) Mary Billington of Berkhamsted St. Peter, widow.
Lower and Upper Packets, as in Nos. AH 662/3.
Field names.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Wm. Hayton.
Richd. Wm. Runting.
Signatures - Thos. Field
Harry Grover
Endorsements - Receipt for £791. 10. 0.
Consideration money.

Copy of deed of partition.  AH 667  10th April 1807

Contents:
1) Eliz. Billington of Berkhamsted St. Peter, spinster; 2) Thos. Parsons and wife Margaret nee Billington; 3) Harry Grover of Hemelhempsted; 4) Samuel Tibbe of Aldbury (trustee).To Eliz. Billington - Messuage (late 2) and malthouse at corner of Water Lane, etc.
Thos. and Marg. Parsons - 2a. in Upper Abingdon Field, etc.
Witnesses - Will. Hayton
John Downing
Wlm. Smith
Harry Smith

Copy of release and marriage settlement.  AH 668  1st November 1807

Contents:
1) Eliz. Billington of Berkhamsted St. Peter, spinster; 2) John Manship Mills of Berkhamsted St. Peter, yeoman; 3) Thomas Parsons and William Hart.
Property allotted to Eliz. Billington 10th April 1807 as in No. AH 667. Also 4 cottages in Castle street occupied by Flint, Fenn, Allen and Grover, and 2 cottages in Castle Street occupied by Birch and Chennells, 5 cottages at west end of Berkhamsted St. Peter with malting and barn.
Witnesses - Margaret Parsons
W. Hart, junr.

Mortgage.  AH 669  3rd December 1836

Seals - 4 red wax wafer.

Contents:
1) John Manship Mills and wife Eliz.;
2) William Howard of Piccotts End and Wlm. Jennings of Felden.
Messuage formerly two in Berkhamsted St. Peter occupied by Mills, near corner of Water Lane, adjoining South- East on Back Lane, Lower and Upper Packets, New Close in Northchurch.
Witnesses - Geo. Tipping
Chas. Ehret Grover
Signature - John M. Mills
Endorsements - 20th and 21st January 1840.
Wlm. Howard and Wlm. Jennings to James Field. Lease and Release.

Indentures of lease and release and certificate of acknowledgment by married women.  AH 670-672  16th and 17th October 1839

Seals - 2 and 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Manship Mills of Berkhamsted St. Peter, maltster, and wife Eliz., to James Field of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent.
Lower Packetts and Upper Packetts, adjoining South-West on lands late Crackerode, Field, Parsons, New Close 7a. adjoining North-East on Lower Packets, South-East on North-West on School land.
Witnesses - Wlm. Smith
Alfred Greenhill
Signatures - John M. Mills
Elizabeth Mills
James Field
Endorsements - Receipt for £130 consideration money. Acknowledgment of deed by married woman

Covenant for production of deeds.  AH 673  17th October 1839

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Manship Mills of Berkhamsted St. Peter, maltster, and wife Eliz. to James Field of Berkhamsted St. Peter, gent.
Lower and Upper Packets, New Close.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Wlm. Smith
Alfred Greenhill
Signatures - John M. and Eliz. Mills

MAPS  [no ref. or date]

Aldbury  [no ref. or date]

Ma, showing distances from the 'Valient Trooper' by road or by footpath; Simmonds Farm and Bigg's Farm [Duncombe Farm and Barley End.  AH 674  [1800-99]

Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Plan of proposed railway at Berkhamsted Castle, by I. Griffin, surveyor, Hemel Hempstead.  AH 675  [c. 1838]

Plan of railway near Berkhamsted Castle.  AH 676  c 1840

Plan of Berkhamsted Station, showing lines, sidings and position of trucks and witnesses. By Alex. Painter, engineer and surveyor.  AH 677  1872

Berkhamsted and Northchurch  [no ref. or date]

Plan.  AH 678-679  [c. 1853]

2 copies

Contents:
Late William Tomlin esq.
Rose Cottage estate. Prunes Field, Plantation, Dell Field, the Park (Brooks and Gt. Brooks), Rose Cottage and garden, the Lock House, Bank Mill Common (description from tithe given).

Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Map.  AH 680  1735

Contents:
Surveyed by Thos. Acherley.
Shows field names and acreages.
Boxsted Farm, the estate of Lewis Dechair, esq.
Field names.

Map.  AH 681  1764

Contents:
Surveyed by James Crow and Thos. Marsh. (Gives field names and acreages).
Fields End Farm, Part of the estate of Paul Vaillant, esq.
Field names.

Plan.  AH 682  1828

Contents:
Surveyed by Creed and Griffin Great and Little Cox-Pond Farms.
Other personal names.

Map. [labelled Hemel Hempstead No. 2] Cox Pond Farm.  AH 683  c1810

Northchurch and Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Reference to map of lands proposed to be leased to Joseph Robinson Esq.  AH 683a-683b  1866

Contents:
858a. 2r. 14p, field name, estate and tithe map numbers, cultivation, area and occupier given.

Map.  AH 684  1808

Contents:
Surveyed by Thos. Godman.
Shows field names and acreages.
Durrants Farm, Lagley Farm, Birches Lane, Coombes Land, lands late Dorrien, late Norris
Field names.
Other personal names.

Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Plan of proposed exchange of land. John William, Earl of Bridgewater, Frank John Moore.  AH 685  June 1835

Contents:
6a. field, Little and Gt. Lagleys, Starve Acre (shown as "in Hempstead parish"), Little Heath, Gilhams Lane Field, Hitchens, part of Gt. Dolesfield, part of Little Reddings, part of Hanging field, Parsons field.
Surveyed by Wm. Andrews.

Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Nettleden with Potten End  [no ref. or date]

Tithe Map of Northchurch (without award) with additions and emendations.  AH 686  1839

Contents:
Includes part of present parishes of Berkhamsted and Nettleden with Potten End.
Field names.

Map of the parishes of Northchurch and Berkhamsted.  AH 687  c 1880

Contents:
Shows lands belonging to Haresfoot and Ashlyns and waste.

Northchurch, Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Plan of the part of the Grand Junction Canal passing through the Duchy of Cornwall estate.  AH 688  1857

Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Gt. Gaddesden, etc.  [no ref. or date]

Ordnance Survey 6ins. to mile.  AH 689  1883

Contents:
Area coloured pink in parishes of Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Gt. Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead and Studham.

Tring; Bucks, Edlesborough, Ivinghoe, etc  [no ref. or date]

Plans of proposed channel for carrying water from Eddlesborough to the Aylesbury Canal and then to the wilstone Reservoir, with schedule showing names of owners and occupiers.  AH 690-693  June 1838

Contents:
Drawn by B. Donkin.
Land in- Totterrhoe, Eddlesborough, Ivinghoe, lightlesthorne, Cheddington, Karsworth, Tring.
Other personal names.

Tring, Aldbury  [no ref. or date]

Map.  AH 694  1847

Contents:
Shows acreages and few field names Folly Farm.
Other Personal names.

Watford and neighbouring parishes  [no ref. or date]

Ordnance Survey, 1in. to 1 mile. watford and district.  AH 695  1940

Pitstone (co. Bucks), Little Gaddesden, Nettleden with Potten End  [no ref. or date]

Tithe Map (without award) of Pitstone, otherwise Pightlesthorne.  AH 696  1840

Contents:
Includes part of present parishes of Little Gaddesden and Nettleden with Potten End.
Field names.

Bucks., Marsworth  [no ref. or date]

Map.  AH 697  nd

Contents:
Shows field names and acreages.
Estate at Marsworth belonging to Francis Gerard, Viscount Lake
Field names.
Other personal names.
[After 1830]

Bucks and Herts, Edlesborough, Studham and Gaddesden.  [no ref. or date]

Plan of an estate situate at Hudnall (now Herts) belonging to Mr. George Whitfield, by T. Hack, surveyor.  AH 697a  1791

Contents:
Field names and areas.

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Little Gaddesden  [no ref. or date]

Printed books of reference to the 25ins. x 6ins. Ordnance Surveys. Parishes containing land belonging to the Ashridge Estate.  AH 698A-T  1864-1880

Annual Supplements to Willich's Tithe Commutation Tables, showing the tithe rent charge payable for the year.  AH 699A-J  1882-1918

Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Notice of allotment of 15 shares £2. 10. 0. each.  AH 700  2nd March 1866

Contents:
Grover & Stockten, Solicitors to the Hemel Hempsted Water Works and Laundry Co. Ltd., to Earl Brownlow.

Pitstone, Bucks.  [no ref. or date]

Manor of Erle  [no ref. or date]

Mortgage by lease for 66 years.  AH 701  5th February 1648

Contents:
Richard Berry of Wardhurst, Ivinghoe, Bucks., yeoman, to John Berry of Stapleford, Luton, Beds., yeoman.
3 Closes called Russells feild in Dagnell, parish of Edlesborough, 8a., occupier Henry Clarke, 4a. in 2 parts in Dagnell in or near Myles feild, abutting South on Pedder, North on Roberts, East on Chappell Lane or Dunstable Way.
Other personal names.
Witness - Thomas Bartlet
Signature - John Berry (mark)

Charter of gift.  AH 702  [1263-1288]

Seals - Green vesica shaped fragment, bearing plant and inscription ---PI PECARD---.

Contents:
Walter feccard of Pichelstorn to Geoffrey de Erle.
All his right to lands and tenement late of Roger Peccard his brother, in Richeleatorn (except one messuage late of Gleowir de Pichelstarn Lying next to Messuage of Walter Peccord on South).
Geoffrey pays 100s pro gersume and is to render on behalf of Walter and heirs to capital lords the cervices due, except foreign service of the King
Witnesses - Walter, rector of Richelestorn
Sir John Neyrnut
Haurice de Pichelestorn
Peter Dranswerd
Richard de Chinery
Henry Godfelewe
Richard de Elterugge
Richard fitz Eve, clerk
Ralph Purchas

Grant and copy (late 15?).  AH 703-704  29th September 1298

Contents:
Geoffrey de Erle to son John.
24a. Land with appurtenances lying by Northe Lane with meadow adjoining, lying between Seybroke and the field of Pichelstorn. Also gives william Northe and Hugh le Long with all such services, customs, progeny and movable and immovable chattels. Rent of wallflower.
Witnesses - Ric. de Chyvery
Ralph fitz Morand
Thos. de Fastewelle
Thom. Fidekyn
Maurice Draweswerd
Wlm. at ye Mede
Ric. Evelot

Conveyance.  AH 705  [c. 1300]

Contents:
Ralph fitz Morandini of Pichelestorn to Walter Purcas of same.
1a. Land with appurtenances in East Field of Pichelestorn between John Neyrunt and Geoffrey de Erle, stretching from headland of Ric. de Chyvery to ditch called knewles diche.
Witnesses - Ric. de Chiversy
Ric. Evelot
Maurice Draweswerd
Wlm. at ye Mede
Ric. fitz Gilbert

Conveyance and copy.  AH 706-707  4th January 1304/5

Seals - 1 red wax pendant bearing spread eagle.

Contents:
Omits 2 items Geoffrey de Erleeto John de Erlee, his son.
6 Messuages, 148a. arable, 10a. meadow, 4/3¼ (3/7¼) rents in Pychelestorne, etc.
Witnesses - Wlm., son of John of Messeworthe
Andrew de Garperule de Mentemor
Ric. Stevenes de Astone
John Bryan, jun., de Chetyngdone
Gilbert de Seybrok de Astone
Robte le Whyte of same
Walter Purcas of Pychelestorne
Maurice Draweswerd
Wlm. de Prato

Grant.  AH 708  22nd September 1314

Contents:
William, son of Richard de Seybroc to Adam, son of William de Erles de Seybroc.
4/6 p.a. Charged on 4a. arable in fields of Chetendon, i.e. 1a. in Le Breche between John Pynnoc and Wlm. Wyak, ½a. in Scheldesputte between Ralph de Aula and Ric. North, ½a. in Walcamstede between Matilda de Erle and Agnes Valent, ½a. at le Mullewaye between John Brian, ½a. in Tolollygmede between John Chetendon and John Brian, ½a. at le Northlake between Wlm. Braham and John le Sweyn, ½a. in Northlonge-puttenham between Rector of Chetendon and highway.
Witnesses - John Brian
John de Erle
Wlm. Braham
John Browzine
John Adam
Henry Samson
John Pynnoc

Indenture of Fine.  AH 709  1319

Contents:
William Seybrok, quer.
John de Erle and wife Isabella, deforc.
6 Messuages, 148a. land, 10a. meadow, 32d rent, in Pichelestorne.
Hilary 1319

Conveyance and copy.  AH 710-711  8th February 1355/6

Seals - 1 red wax bearing figure of virgin or saint with pascal lamb and inscription.

Contents:
Thomas de Erle, son and heir of John de Erle of Pychelesthorne, to William Fouke of the same town and wife Matilda.
Lands, tenements, rents and services, wood, meadow, pasture, and all his manor called Erle in the parishes of Pychelesthorne, Ivyngho, Chetyngdon and Horton, which descended to him after death of Isabella (his mother?)
Witnesses - John fitz John of Masseworth
Richard Donewale
John Kempe of Chetyngdon
John ate Welle; John Thomas of Pychelesthorn; Walter
Gibbes; Thomas Martyn

Grant of food, drink, etc. for life.  AH 712  11th February 1355/6

Seals - Fragment.

Contents:
William Fouke of Pychelesthorne to Thomas de Erle, son and heir of Isabell de Erle.
Food and drink in Pouke's house at Pychelesthorne whenever Thos. Chooses, a room, a furred robe price 13/4 at Christmas, a furred tunic price 6/8 at Easter, 20/-per annum, food for 1 horse.
Witnesses - John de Arderne
Thos. le Botiler
John fitz John
Ric. Donewale
Wlm. West
Thos. Martyn
John Thomas

Conveyance and appointment of Thomas Gybbus as attorney to deliver seisin.  AH 713-714  19th February 1379/80

Seals - Pragments of 2 white seals (1 armorial).

Contents:
William Fouke of Pychelesthorne and wife Matilda to John Lincoln, Richard Chasteloyn, chaplains, John at mede, jun., and Richard Purcas of Pychelesthorn.
All their lands and tenements of the manor of Erle and manor of Erle with appurtenances which they had of Thomas de Erle.
Witnesses - Henry Fallemchewoll
John Stevenns of Aston
Thos. Gybbus
Ric. Evelot
John Yseley of Pychelesthorn

Conveyance.  AH 715  16th February 1380/1

Seals - 4 red wax (3 broken), 2 bearing H, 1 with virgin and child and man surrounded by bird, pascal lamb, etc.

Contents:
John Lyncoln, Richard Chastelon, chaplains, John atte Mede, jun., and Richard Purcas, to William Foukes and wife Matilda.
Lands and tenements of the manor of Erles, manor of Erles with appurtenances.
On failure of heirs, property to go to Thomas de Erles, brother of Matilda Foukes.
Witnesses - Henry Fallynchewolle
John Stevenes
John Polle
Richard Evelot
Thomas Gibbes

Conveyance.  AH 716  20th April 1394

Seals - 2 red wax pendant seals, 1 illegible, 1 with an animal and lettering.

Contents:
William Pleyer of Wynchelesthorn and wife Matilda, to John Lyncolne of Aston near Ivinghoe and Wlm, Freman, chaplain, and Ric. Purkas and John atte Mede of Pychelesthorn.
Manor of Erlee with appurtenances, 1 messuage and 1 water mill in le Brookenede in Pychelesthorn.
Witnesses - Henry Berkhamsted
Henry Fallywoll
John Stevenes
Wlm. Fowkes
John Fydekyn

Quitclaim.  AH 717  11th June 1395

Seals - 1 red wax on tongue with figure of bishop and kneeling woman?

Contents:
John Lewes of Tebbeworth and wife Alice to John Lyncoln of Aston, William Freman, chaplain, Richard Purkas and John atte Mede of Pychelesthorn.
Manor of Erlee.

Conveyance.  AH 718  4th January 1398/9

Seals - Fragments of 2 seals, 1red, 1 black (Letter P? Spead eagle?).

Contents:
William Freman, chaplain, and Richard Purkas to John Atteweell, Henry Groynesby and Thomas Knygth.
Manor of Erlee with appurtenances, messuage and water mill in Le Brookende in Pychelesthorn, which they together with John Lincoln and John Attemede, had of William Pleyer and wife Matilda.
Witnesses - Thos. Nernute
Ric. Seybrook
Robt. Braham
John Polle
Thos. Tatenhull

Copies of deeds and memoranda and rough copy.  AH 719-720  7th April 1393; 14th and 16th September 1399; 3rd November 1399

Contents:
(1) Appointment of attorneys to deliver seisin to William Louthorp.
(2) Conveyance of manor of Erles, except ½ of messuage, 50a. land, 5a. meadow and 3/4d rent.
(3) Indenture of Fine.
(4) Memorandum re appointment of attorneys.
(5) Conveyance on condition that donors should be re-infeoffed for life, on their death manor to pass to Ralph Poir and wife Lucy.
(1) John Lewes and wife Alice to Sir Peter de Bulston,Wlm. Waltham, Geo. Louthorp, Thos. Nernute, John Gerocys and Ric. Clerk; (2) John Lewes and wife Alice to William Louthorp esq.; (3) William Pleyer and wife Matilda to John Lincoln, William, chaplian in Hamlamstede, Richard Purcas and John atte Mede.
Manor of Erle with appurtenances in Pichelistorn, Chedyngton and Horton.
Witnesses - Roger Cloryns
Ric. Seybrok
John Loryng
Ric. Evelot
Ralph Webbe
Roger Loryng
Ric. Clerk
Thos. Cardel
Robt. Brendon
Robt. Verdon
Thom. Smyth
John Gaunton
John Stevens
Ric. Baldwyn
Hen. Bugge
Thom. Warde
Ric. Grene
John Carpenter
John Hartyng
John Polle
John [T]atinhill
Edm. Hastyng
Thos. Byschor
James Barbor
Thos. Cardel
John Hastyng

Quitclaim.  AH 721  20th March 1401/2

Seals - 1 brown wax with stag. Torn from document when received, sewn on August 1953.

Contents:
John Fitzhugh of Eddelesburgh to John Purcas.
Manor of Erlee with appurtenances.

Release and surrender.  AH 722  21st May 1403

Seals - Fragment of black wax.

Contents:
Richard Purkas and John Purkas to John Attewell, Henry Granesby and Thomas Knight.
Manor of Erle (except tenement called Lethys and 16 cartloads of wood, pasture for one horse and one cow held for life by William Pleyer) which had been granted by Attewell, Granesby and Knight to R. and J. Purkas for life of Wlm. Pleyer, 22nd February 1398/9.

Conveyance for life of William Pleyer and for 1 year after death at rent of red rose.  AH 723  28th May 1403

Seals - 1 red wax pendant and fragments of 2 others (bearing a lion?).

Contents:
John Attewell, Henry Graynesby and Thomas Knyght to William Pleyer.
Manor of Erle with all appurtenances except tenement called Lethys with two crofts and one granary adjoining.
Witnesses - Thos. Rufford
John fitzHugh
John Stevenes
Robert Braham
John Penge

Quitclaim.  AH 724  11th June 1403

Contents:
John Attewell and Henry Graynesby to Thomas Knight.
Manor of Erle, except tenement called Lethys and 2 crofts.

Release of reversion granted by Wlm. Pleyer and copy.  AH 725-726  18th June 1403

Seals - Fragment of red wax seal, with spread eagle and lettering SIGILLUM---S.

Contents:
Thomas Knyght to Richard Purkas, John Purkas and wife Elizabeth.
Manor of Erle except tenement called Lethys with 2 crofts.
Witnesses - Roger Cheyne
Robt. Potenham
Ralph Fallywoll
Ric. Seybrook
Nich. Penge

Conveyance.  AH 727  24th March 1422

Seals - Seal torn off.

Contents:
John Purkas to Thomas Cheyne esq.
All his lands and tenements in Pitchelesthorn late of Wlm. Pleyer, called Erley.
Witnesses - Sir John Cheyne
Robt. Puttenham esq.
John Franke, clerk
John Brerel
John Deravent

Conveyance and quitclaim.  AH 728  12th June 1422

Seals - 1 red wax, bearing helmet and lettering.

Contents:
Thomas Cheyne esq., to John Purchas.
All his lands and tenement in Pitchelesthorn formerly of Wlm. Pleyer, called Erley, which he had of the gift of John Purchas.
Witnesses - Sir John Cheyne
Robert de Puttenham esq.
John Chesham
William Barneston
John Brerele

Appointment of attorney to deliver seisin to John Purchas.  AH 729  12th June 1422

Seals - 1 red wax on tongue bearing helmet and lettering.

Contents:
Thomas Cheyne esq., to William Germeyn of Ivyngho, clerk.
All lands and tenement in Pitchelesthorn which were formerly Wlm. Pleyer, called Erley.

Conveyance and copy.  AH 730-731  27th March 1427

Seals - 1 red wax, bearing an eagle and the letter P.

Contents:
John Purchas of Pychelesthorn to Edmund Dive esq., John Fitzhugh esq., John Carpunter of London, citizen, Ric.
Osborne of London, citizen, John Braham of Chedyndon, Wm. Stevenes of Aston.
Manor of Erley in Pychelesthorn.
Witnesses - Robt. Puttenham esq.
Thos. Boteler esq.
Ralph Fallewoll
John atte Mede
John Pynge
Ric. Pynge
John Elterruggh

Lease for 10 years from 29th September 1430 at 1¾ per annum for first 5 years and 4 mks. for next 5 years.  AH 732  18th February 1429/30

Seals - 2 red wax (1 illegible, 1 with 4 minims?).

Contents:
Edmund Dive, esq., John Fitzhugh esq., John Carpenter, Ric. Osborn, John Braham, and [William Stevenes] to Thos. Botiller and John Vicory, citizen of London.
Manor of Erle in Pichelesthorn, which they had of John Purchas.
Witnesses - Thos. Rufford
Ralph Falwell
John Mede
John Pynge

Appointment of attorney to deliver seisin to Thos. Botiller and John Vicory.  AH 733  18th February 1429/30

Seals - 5 red wax (fig. of saint?, eagle with P, cock, W crowned).

Contents:
Edmund Dive esq., John Fitzhugh esq., John Carpenter, Ric. Osborn, John Braham and Wlm. Stephenes to John Mede of Pichelesthorn.
Manor of Erle in Pichelesthorn.

Indentures of conveyance.  AH 734- 736  20th December 1450

2 parts and copy

Seals - 2 and 3 (one torn off), red and brown wax. A duck with motto, letter T, crowned W.

Contents:
Edmund Dyve esq. of co. Northants, John Brame of Chedyngdon and Wlm. Stevenes of Ivyngho, Aston, to Robert Purchas, son of John Purchas, and Margaret his wife, daughter of Reginald Sax of Massleworth.
Manor of Erle and adjoining closes, 44a. arable, meadow, pasture, etc. and 16 loads of firewood in Pychelamwode, which they lately had of gift of John Purchas.
Witnesses - Henry Puttenham esq.
Bernard Brokas esq.
John Seybroke
Richard Brame
John Mede

Indentures of grant for life.  AH 737-738  27th April 1451

2 parts

Seals - 2 red wax, with letter R? P?

Contents:
John Purchas of Pychelesthorn to Robt.
Purchas his son and wife Margaret.
John to have annual rent of 33/4 from manor of Erles, also pasture for 1 horse and cow, part of the thorns for hedging and part of the rabbits caught.

Lease for 6 years from 29th September 1457 at rent of 35/- for first 3 years and 36/- for last 3 years.  AH 739  1st November 1457

Seals - brown wax, with 4 swords; red wax with crowned letter T.

Contents:
John Purchas and wife Margaret to John Hawneld of Seybrook and son Richard.
Tenement formerly his father's with 42a. arable land in fielde of Pychelesthorne, ½a. meadow, close lying by Colles Grene, and close called Wyses, 8 cartloads of firewood in the common wood called Pychelamwode, John Purchas and wife to have a room with a solar at the south end of the tenement. John and Richard to pay 15d to king, any other dues to be paid by John and Margaret.

Charter of gift.  AH 740  26th July 1464

Seals - 1 red wax with letter R or P.

Contents:
Robert Purchas of Pichelysthorn to John Dyve esq., John Sowthende, Hugh Brame, Nich. Sax of Masseworth and Thos. Cowpere of Northale.
Manor of Erley with appurtenances.

Will.  AH 741  20th March 1471/2

Contents:
Robert Porkas of Pychulysthorn.
Exors.: wife Joan and John Pyng, sen.
To be buried in churchyard of St. Mary of Pychelysthorn; 4 bushels of barley for service of altar; 4 bushels of barley for torches; 8 bushels of barley for church linen; 16 bushels of barley for fabric of bells; 16 bushels of barley, 2 sheep, 2 lambs and 1 heifer to daughter; 4 bushels of barley to brothers of Dunstabil; 4 bushels of barley for fabric of way called Sampsonlayn; residue of goods to wife Joan and John Pyng, sen.

Conveyance.  AH 742  4th May 1472

Seals - 2 red wax (1 illegible, 1 fragment).

Contents:
Thomas Fowler of Holynden and wife Matilda to William Fowler his father, Richard Fowler of Weston by Thame, Thos. Rokys of Ascot, Thos. Fowler of Buk, Wlm. Driver of Stewythe.
Manor of Erlie in Pychelesthorne.
Witnesses - Thos. Elyott
John Bycon
Wlm. Schayle
Edmund Aleyn
John Fowler

Agreement to pay 10/- per annum for life of Joan Fonten.  AH 743  25th July 1472

Contents:
Thomas Fowler of Holynden, Sulbury, and wife Mawde, to Richard Fonten of Chetyngton and Jone his wife, late wife of Robt. Porcas.
Manor of Erle.
Witnesses - Robert Brame
Thos. Fitkyn
Thos. Seybroke of Chetyngton
Jon Peyng
Thos. Glenester of Spychysdorn

Lease for 4 years from 25th March 1472 at rent of 43/4d.  AH 744  28th July 1472

Seals 1 red wax, illegible.

Contents:
Thomas Fowler and Mawde his wife, to Richard Fonten and son Jhon.
Manor of Erle in Spycthyllysdorne and appurtenances, except homage, marr., wardship, etc. The manor is to be kept in good repair and timber from the woods may be used.
Witnesses - Robert Braham
Harry Stanbrygge
Thos. Fhytkin
Thos. Seybroke
Richard Blakbed

Quitclaim.  AH 745  4th October 1472

Seals - Fragments of 2 red wax, illegible.

Contents:
Thomas Fowler of Holynden and wife Matilda, to William Fowler of Holynden.
All claim to manor of Erley which came to them after death of Robert Purcas and wife Margaret.
Witnesses - Thom. Elyott
John Bycon
Wlm. Schayle

Conveyance and appointment of Robert A Moore as attorney to deliver seisin.  AH 746  2nd December 1485

Seals - 3 red wax (2 fragments - illegible).

Contents:
John Southend of Edlisborough, Thomas Cowper of the same, Nicholas Seer of Masseworth, to Sir Thomas Mongomery, Sir Wlm. Stoner, Sir Walter Hungerford, John Hampden esq., Thos. Ramsey, Ric. Hawler, Wlm. Puttenham and Barnard Brocas. Manor of Erle with appurtenances, which they together with John Dive and Hugh Brame, had of Robert Purcas, decd.
Witnesses - Thos. Glenester
Robt. Cardell
Robt. Brame
Wlm. Seibroke
Ric. Blakbed
Edw. Snokkishill

Quitclaim.  AH 747  6th September 1486

Contents:
Thomas Fowler, Thomas Rokes, William Fowler and Thomas Fowler, to William Purcas of Chedyngdon, son of Robert Purcas of Picchelisthorn, decd.
Manor of Erle with appurtenances in Picchelisthorn, late of Robert Purcas.
Witnesses - Sir John Verney
John Hampden esq.
Wlm. Puttenham esq.
Barnard Brocas, gent.
Thos. Stambrigg

Quitclaim.  AH 748  8th September 1486

Seals - 4 red wax. Crow with motto. Letter H.

Contents:
Thomas Fowler esq., Thomas Rokes of Falley esq., William Fowler of Holendon, Sulbury and Thos. Fowler, son of William, to William Purcas, son of Robert Purcas, decd.
Manor of Erle in Picchelisthorn.
Witnesses - Sir John Verney
John Hampden esq.
Wlm. Puttenham esq.
Barnard Brocas
Thos. Stambrigge

Conveyance.  AH 749  20th July 1533

Seals - 1 red wax with letter P (R?).

Contents:
William Purcas to John Bosse.
Manor of Erle with appurtenances, 44a., and 16 cartloads of firewood in Pichlesthorn wood, also 6a. recently bought by wlm. Purcas in Pichlesthorn.

Conveyance to uses of will of William Purcas.  AH 750  21st July 1533

Seals - 1 red wax with letters C.L.

Contents:
John Bosse to William Purcas, Thos. Carlyke, John Highed, Thos. Tatnall, Ric. Fruyn and Robt. Russell.
Manor of Erle.
Witnesses (to livery of seisin)
Edw. Marsshe
John Tatnall the elder
John Pyng the elder
John Roose
John Tatnall younger
Hugh Russell
Robt. Roose
Hen. Slye
Thos. Purcas
Endorsements - "These witness at the possession".

Conveyance to use of Robt. Dormer and wife Joan and Counterpart.  AH 751-752  25th May 1534

Seals - 2 red wax with letter P (or R?).

Contents:
William Purcas to Simon, Jane, Edmund Holford and Thomas Darell.
Manor of Erle with appurtenances, 16 cartloads of wood.

Appointment of attorney to deliver seisin to Jane, Holford, Darell.  AH 753A  25th May 1534

Seals - 1 red wax with letter P (R?).

Contents:
William Purcas to Thomas Browne.
Manor of Erle with appurtenances in Pichelsthorn.

Unattached seal found among Pitstone deeds (eccl. officials?). Not connected with AH 753A.  AH 753B  undated

Marsworth, Ivinghoe, Bucks.  [no ref. or date]

Grant of right to make and maintain culverts, etc. and declaration of trust.  AH 754-755  11th July 1849

Seals - 4 red wax wafer, 1 papered pendant.

Contents:
Also account.
1) John, Earl Brownlow, Wilbraham Egerton, Edward James, Earl of Powis; 2) John H. Egerton; 3) Propr. of Grand Junction Canel; 4) Wilb. Egerton and Earl of Powis.
Land in Marsworth, Slapton and Seabrook, Ivinghoe
Witnesses - Fredk. Chas. Garrett
Wlm. Egerton
Tho. Salt
Wlm. Smith
Kenshaw Russell
Signatures - Brownlow
Wilbraham Egerton
Powis
Alford

State Papers  [no ref. or date]

Commission on Charitable Uses.  AH 911d  13th September 1593

Seals - Gone.

Contents:
Queen Elizabeth to the Archbishop of York, Henry, Earl of Huntingdon, Lord President of [ ] and others.
To enquire into abuse of colleges, hospitals and almshouses and their endowments within our realm - except the Universities.
Endorsements - Six signatures.

Return of Westmorland to the enquiries of the Commissioners for Charitable Uses.  AH 911e  11th March 1595

Seals - Gone.

The Parcels contained in the Lord Thomas Howard's book in fee ferme, sealed 30 day of October 1601, dated 29 day of October.  AH 911f  29th October 1601

Contents:
Commended specially by Mr. Secretary Cecyll. Being lands in Norfolk and elsewhere, the attainted lands of Thomas, Duke of Norfolk, and Philip, Earl of Arundel.

Draft Articles of Agreement.  AH 911g  c.24th February 1613

Contents:
The Commissioners for Compounding for titles to (concealed) lands with Robert Typper of Grays Inn, esq.

Patent.  AH 911h  29th July 1608

Seals - Gone.

Contents:
James I to Thomas, Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor of England, and his successors authorising the issue of Commissions to examine passengers at the ports of London, Harwich, Weymouth and Kingston-upon-Hull, passing overseas and to issue testimonials, keeping books of name, destination, etc.

Family and Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Flintshire  [no ref. or date]

Lease (Counterpart).  AH 912a  12th April 1590

Seals - Gone.

Contents:
Thos. Egerton esq., II.M. Solicitor General; Peter Griffiths esq.
Lands in Keleston lle brocke Vawr and Northope, Caervalloughe, lleward and Coedcra, and Adcrosse mill in the town of Flint.
Term 18 years.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - Geo. Ravenscroft
Raffe Ravenscroft
Tho. Griffiths
Tho. Panton
Signature - Peter Griffiths

Knutsford  [no ref. or date]

Award (copy).  AH 912b  c 1500-99

Contents:
John Prior of Lande, Leics., Wm. Handforth, John Fitton of Gawsworth, Thos. Leycester of Tukleye, Edmund Asheton of Chaterton, esqs., Thos. Bubingeton, John Porte and John Salter, gentlemen learned in the law concerning 'debates' between Sir John Brereton and Dame Jane his wife, daughter and heir to Sir Geffraye Massey late of Tatton, Cheshire, and Philip Leighe of the Bouthes and Thos. Hulse of Norbury, esquires.
Homage of Thos. Hulse for part of Manor of Nether Knotesford (Knutsford) and the Fairs, Markets and Courts there awarded. To do fealty, appoint as Steward as Sir John and Jane devise and Hulse to take 5/6 and Sir John, Dame Jane and her heirs 1/6 of the profits. Fedigree of Tho. Hulse from Wm. de Tabley endorsed.

Edlesborough  [no ref. or date]

Copy Inquest Post Mortem of Sir Edwin Sandys, died 15th March 1607/8.  AH 912c  20th September 1608

Contents:
Sons Wm. aged 17, Miles, Henry; William his brother, Miles his father, George, Henry, younger brothers and other members of the Sandys family are named.
30a. Land and 10 of meadow at Edlesborowe and other lands. Manors of-Eyton, Totternhoe, Whipsnade, Beds. and lands there and in Knebworth and Caddington (except the site of Eyton manor) in settlement. Mary, wife of Miles Sandys, his father, held manors of Isellhamsted-Iatimers, Chesham, Heigham, Chessambury, Mentmore, Ledborne and Bates, Co. Bucks., Houghton Regis, Co. Beds. and lands there and in Amersham, Cherries, Chesham Boys, Leyhill, Charteridge, Leigreen, Wheepley Hill, Weadonhill, Aishley Green, Bellenden, Waterside, Botley, Unridge, Cholisbury, Dunridge, Flaunden, Co. Bucks. and Herts. Elizabeth Sandys, his wife, holds the capital messuage and Eyton Park. And they say that William, his son, on 16th April 1607 married at Buckden, Hunts., Elizabeth, daughter and heir of Sir Richard Brooke and she lives at Halliwell.
(A long and interesting inquest reciting family settlements).

Petition of Jane, widow of James Anton to the Earl of Bridgewater for payment of a Statute of £2,000 due from Ferdinande, Lord Strange, since May 1592, she understanding that 1,000 marks of land has been assigned for many years to pay his debts.  AH 912d  12th November 1619

Contents:
Noted with his answer, "He does not intend to pay all Lord Ferdinande's debts and hopes to keep his land free. But if he may do her any good, will keep the petition".

List of Manors of the Bridgewater family.  AH 912e  c 1610

Contents:
Salop:- Stapleton, Wilderley, Briddwas, Whitchurch, Ellesmere, Nesse, Knocken, Middle.
Lincoln:- Frampton Earles, Fraine Hundred, Ancaster, Shirbecke, Nouby, sokes; (these [Lincoln] are all in your own new letters patents)
York:- Flaxfleet alias Faxfleet.
Northamptonshire:- Brackley and Halse, Wollaston.
Chenshire:- Marbery, Cholmeston, West Kirby
Tatton, Ollerton, Rotherston, Over and Nether
Knutsford, Northwich, Noreton(a), Hole, Brery Hulme, High Leigh, Doddleston, Brewers Haigh alias Hall, White Fraiars in the City of Chester

Draft of a Settlement of the estates of the first Earl and Countess, with notes on values, etc.  AH 912f  undated

Settlement (?) Draft (a fragment) Manors of Wollaston, etc.  AH 912g  1600-1699

Letters Patent to John, Earl of Syatrewater.  AH 912h  4th December 1635

Contents:
Estates of Thomas, Lord Brackley, Lord Chancellor of England
Endorsements, Enrolled in the Court of Wards and Liveies, Hilary 1635 Car
Maynard, Auditor, Enrolled in the Exchequer Memoranda. on behalf of the Treasure's Remembrance

Watford  [no ref. or date]

Indenture for redemption by payment of monies before they fall due.  AH 912i  8th June 1646

Seals - Fine seal of Bridgewater.

Contents:
Henry Wollstone of Waltham Abbey, Essex, esq., to John, Earl of Bridgewater
Messuage or millhouse and water mills in tenure of Roger Gray at Watford (leased to Bridgewater by Wollastone, 5th June 1646, for 14 years 11 months, at rent of £44 per annum for first 10 years)
Witnesses - H. Bowes
Geo. Billinghurst
Ralph Hutchinson
Robt. Rogers
Signatures - J. Bridgewater

Little Gaddesden  [no ref. or date]

Office copy of two inquisitions ad quod damnum for enclosing road.  AH 913a  12th August and 26th September 1671

Contents:
Charles II to Sheriffs of Herts, and Bucks. re grant to John, Earl of Bridgewater.
Common road in p. Berkhamsted St. Peter leading from Barkhamstead Frith to Kempsters Corner, by side of Bridgewater's park in p. Pitstone, 166p. long x 2p. wide.
Common road in p. Pitstone leading from corner at Bridgewater's Redd Deare Park, 106p. x 1½p. Also road from Bishops Heath, Ivinghoe, to Kempsters Corner against Barkhamsted Frith, 118p. x 5¼p. (Now enclosed in Ashridge Park).
Witnesses - Sir Ric. Anderson
Sir Ric. Combe
Thos. Arris, doctor of medicine
Robt. Robotham
Edw. Seamey
Jer. Woodho
John New
Robt. New
John Cap.
Wlm. Sun
Ric. Grover
(2nd inquis) Chas. Cheyne
Robt. Lovell
Thos. Saunders
Geo. Long
Ric. Bridges
Thos. Theed
Thos. Brewer
John. Seare
Thos. Wigg
Hen. Cowley
Wlm. Sawell
John Desouthe

Letter.  AH 913b  30th July 1680

Contents:
Edw. Jackson from Brialle, to Viscount Brackley at Bridgwater House
Requesting for my Lord Karquis, him to buy 3 or 4 padds for his lordship's own saddle and send them to Bourbon with a good groom.

Assignment of Judgement.  AH 913c  9th April 1709

Contents:
Hon. Charles Egerton of St. James, Westminster, Mah Eumberston of St. Olive (sic), Hart Street, London, esqs. and Thos. Gibson of London, gent.; 2) Lord Wm. Powlett; 3) Jane, Countess of Bridgewater and Rd. Robinson (exor. of Duke of Bolton).
Manors and lands late of Sir Christopher Wray in Lincolnshire sold to Charles, Duke of Bolton - to be used to bar action by Wray's administrator.

Possession Lease.  AH 913d  7th August 1717

Contents:
1)Henry Hodson of winchester, esq.
2) Wm., Viscount Cheyne, Sir Ed. Northey, attorney general, Alex. Duncombe of Whitchurch, Salop., and John Peirce of St. James, Mddx.
58/140ths of the Manor of Hormanby in Pickering Lyth and lands named.
Other personal names.

Bond (cancelled).  AH 913e  27th January 1743

Contents:
Sophia, Duchess of Kent, to Rd. Hoare of London, goldsmith, for £500.
Endorsements - Receipts for interest to 1750.

Bond (cancelled).  AH 913f  1st November 1743

Contents:
Sophia, Duchess of Kent, to Rd. Hoare of London, goldsmith, for £500.

Dunstable  [no ref. or date]

Dunstable Priory  [no ref. or date]

Dunstable Priory; Late sixteenth century office copy on paper (damaged) of the 1413/4 inspeximus of:- Henry I's Charter granting to the Church of St. Peter of Dunstable which he had founded for Canons Regular, The manor and borough of Dunstable ....  AH 914  1100 - 1135

Contents:
4 Culturas around the vill and the markets and 'scholars' there.... rights of jurisdiction.... commons in the wood of Horton and common pastures in Horton, Cadendon (Caddington), Kenesworn (Kensworth) and Totenho.
Witnesses - Robert, Bishop of Hereford
Simon, Bishop of Worcester
E, the Chancellor
Robert de Sigillo
N, the Bishop's nephew
Miles Gloucester
Humfrey de B[ohun]
G. fitz Pagan
Temp. Hen. I

Ashridge  [no ref. or date]

Ashridge Monastery  [no ref. or date]

Charter of Edmund, Earl of Cornwall [the Founder].  AH 915  c. 1285

Seals - A fine armorial great seal with a lion rempant on shield; obverse an armed knights on horseback.

Contents:
Granting to The Rector and Brothers of Esserugge (Ashridge)
The service and homage of Isabel, widow of Reginald Beauchamp (de Bello Campo) for her lands in Pitstone and in the hamlets of Berle Nettele (Nettledon), Meybroc, Hortone and... in the Honour of Wallingford; with common of pasture for their animals and pannage for their pigs; and they may hold all pleas in their courts at Ashridge and Pitstone....... [decayed].
Witnesses - Lord Roger de Moles
William (de) ...lyete
John de Gatesdene ...
William le En...se, knights

A late fifteenth or early sixteenth century paper copy of the Confirmation by Edmund I to the Rector and Brothers of Ashridge of Edmund, Earl of Cornwall's foundation charter.  AH 916  [17th April 1286]

Contents:
Granting
The manor of Ashridge cum Pitstone with the Park of Ashridge in the parishes of Berkhamsted and-Pitstone. The Manor of Little Gaddesden, both the part held by Geoffrey de Lucy and by Thomas Vieleston.
The Manor of Hemel Hempstead (except for the advowson and the warren), Picotts Mill, Bury Mill, Two Water Mills, Fullingmills and 'Welpos' Burn Mill and rights and liberties, etc.
[Four pages, but the first sheet is missing so the document may copy an inspeximus].

Contemporary copy on a parchment roll (head missing and considerably decayed) of Inspeximus of Charter of Confirmation to Ashridge College of Bonhommes.  AH 917  1300 - 99

Contents:
(Including personal names and boundaries, market rights, etc.), 22nd March C14th

Release.  AH 918  25th January 1286

Seals - Fine. 1) Shield-shaped; lion rampant; marginal inscription. 2) Oval; Virgin and Child; marginal inscription.

Contents:
Fulk Neyrunt, Rector of Pitsdon (Pichelesthorn) with the consent of Lord John Neyrunt, my brother and patron of my church - as rector of the church - to Ralph, Rector of the Church of Ashridge (Essherugge) founded in honour of the precious blood of Jesus Christ and the good men brothers of that place.
Of right to common pasture housebote in the park and new close of Ashridge and its old and new hedges but reserving tithes and they may fence 12ft. round the park: 6 marks paid.
Witnesses - Lord John de Gattesden Kinghts
Will le Enneyse Kinghts
Stephen Cheyndut Kinghts
Ralph le Mareschal
John Aingnel
Walter de Portes
Maurice of Pitsdon
Henry of Pottenham
Hugh of Stretleys
Geoffrey of Erleye
Henry of Seggham

Copy release.  AH 919  25th January 1286

Contents:
Fulk Neyruyt with the consent of John, his brother.
Common rights in the Park and new close of Ashridge.
Witnesses - Lord John of Gaddesden)
William le Ennerse ) Knights
Stephen Cheynduyt )
Ralph le Mareschall
John Dignel
Walter of Portes
Maurice de Pitstone
Henry de Pottenham
Hugh de Stretleye
Geoffrey de Erleye
Henry de Seggham

Ratification.  AH 920  22nd January 1302/3

Seals - Gone.

Contents:
Thomas Neyrnuth, Rector of Pitstone, to the Rector and Brothers of the House of Ashridge.
All rights in the Park and close of Assherugge (Ashridge) which Dom Fulk Neyrunth, Rector of Pitstone., his predecessor had granted them.
Witnesses - Lord John...... Knight
Geoffrey de Erlee
William fits John
Walter -orcas
William de Dunhamsted
Richard Erelot..
William at Mede at Ashridge

Pitstone  [no ref. or date]

Copy grants.  AH 921  1296 and 1346

Contents:
Sir John Neyrnuyt to Thomas de Lincoln cleric, for 5 marks.
The Wardship and marriage of Richard, son and heir of Richard de Elcerrugge, quondam tenant of mine at Pychelsthorne (Pitsdon) or his brothers or sisters if he dies under age. 3rd May 1296
Witnesses - Hugh de Mercells ....morey
Thomas de Felcowell
William Att Mede
Morando [de] Pychelsthorne
Sir John Nernyt, senior, John Polle of Perchelsto.. [Pitstone].
Messuage with the adjoining curtilage and a road of arable which was formerly Robert Marlow's and (adjoins) John Polle's east and the highway [west]...towards the south on the messuage of John Page..., messuage of John Fouke and one rood...., John Aygnell's meadow east, etc. 20th August 1346
Witnesses - Walter Gybby
Thomas Martyn
Richard Quelat
Richard Wakkes
John Thomas

Cover of Copy Charters of 1296 and 1346 - good Italian hand.  AH 922  c1580

Will of Sir John Neynurytz.  AH 923  19th April 1399

Contents:
To be buried in the church of the Blessed Mary of Fletemerston (Fleet Marston).
6s 8d to the High Altar, 20s 0d to the fabric, 26s 8d to the friars of Aylesbury.
To the whole order of Friars Become 6s 8d.
To Richard, my son, 6 oxen, 2 animals, 1 plough (caruca) with all its apparatus; Isabelle, my daughters Elizabeth and Joan 10 marks, Margaret 40s 0d, etc.
Endorsements - Probate Archdeaconry of Bucks.
£29 are necessary to implement the will.

Quit Claim.  AH 924  15th January 1419

Seals - Round red wax, marginal inscription, shield with Agnus Dei, chipped.

Contents:
Thomas Fyssheburn, cleric, to Thomas Norton alias Boteller of Herts.
All rights in Pichelesthorn, Ivyngho, Chedyngton and Aldebury, Bucks., once Henry Berkhamstede and which we had from Johanna relict of William Louthorp.
Witnesses - At St. Albans

Ashridge  [no ref. or date]

Dagnal Free Chapel  [no ref. or date]

Foundation Charter.  AH 925  24th August 1323

Seals - Small brown armorial, marginal pattern on red and green silk cord.

Contents:
Sir Henry Spigurnel, Lord of the Manor of Daggehall [Dagnal], endowing a free chapel at Dagnal in the parish of Edlesburough.
Lands and rents in Dagnal (described).
Field names.
Witnesses - Lord Robert fitz Nigel
Roger de Tyringham
Philip de Kylesburg
Ralph de ....
Walter (Waldesshoo)
Walter fitz William fitz John
John de Chedington
John fitz Nicholas
Stephen le Boweles
William Blok
Robert atte Hyde
William West
Henry de Hode....

Charter of Confirmation (2) by Henry, Bishop of Lincoln, of Sir Henry Spigurnel's chantry and chapel at Dagnal.  AH 926-927  30th November 1325

Seals - Fine fragment on red and green cord.

Contents:
The endowments of Edlesborough Church and so its chapels, came to Ashridge College.

Coram Rege Roll.  AH 928  1479

Contents:
Memoranda of Claim by William Lucy esq., reciting I.P.M. on death of John and Letice Breknok whose heirs were daughters Alice (50) and Margaret (40) [? wife of William Lucy?] to [? a moiety] saying land was not held of the king.
Manor of Dogehall and Loughton and Advowson of Dagenhall Chapel of All Saints, 100 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 20s 0d rent in Edlesborough next Ivinghoe, Hodenhall and Northall
Michaelmas 1479

Egerton Family  [no ref. or date]

Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas Egerton, Viscount Brackley  [no ref. or date]

"Abstract of my Assurances and myne estates in my lands".  AH 929  18th September 1594

Contents:
Particulars of purchases and leases of Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Keeper, later Viscount Brackley and Baron Ellesmere, in his own handwriting, 1580-1594.

Particulars of Grant and Mandate for grant to Sir Thomas Egerton (in lieu of the Mastership of the Rolls) of 100 marks in land within the Survey of the Exchequer and 100 marks within the Survey of the Duchy of Lancaster.  AH 930-933  1st November 1606

Contents:
Bucks - Wingrave Rectory as leased to Benedict Duncombe, Dorothy his wife, and Edmund their son, for life and 21 years in reversion to Richard Beamoudle and Myles Barker - £ 17 9th December 1606, etc.
Signatures - James I
Richard Cartwright
Thomas Neale, auditor
T. Dorset
Alex King, auditor

Exemplification of grants of lands and franchises. Bridgewater Estates in Salop, Ashridge and Brackley, etc.  AH 934  24th October 1617

Seals - Gone.

Alice, Dowager Countess of Derby (widow of Lord Chancellor, Thomas Egerton, sen.)  [no ref. or date]

A note of all Evidence delivered by Alice, Countess Dowager of Derby.  AH 935  24th June 1600

Contents:
Salop estates temp E II to temp Henry VII.

A Note of... writings... Lord Brackley hath delivered to George Goffe... to be perused by the Countess Dowager of Derby.  AH 936  16th April 1617

Contents:
Concerning suits against Sir Edward Kynaston.
Signature - George Goffe.

A Brief of the Carriage of Sir Edward Kynaston to the prejudice of Alice, Countess Dowager of Derby.  AH 937-939  1618

Contents:
Deer trespassing at Coalmere, opressing tenants, appeal to President of the Council of Wales.
Petty Sessions to enquire into a merry custom they have (at Cockshutt) upon Shrove Tuesday, etc. [interesting].
Endorsement - [Enclosed with the Countess' petition to Bacon].

Petition (draft). Alice, Dowager Countess of Derby, to Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor, against Sir Edward Kynaston of Oatly, Salop, being put in the Commission of the Peace.  AH 940  12th November 1618

Frances, Countess of Bridgewater  [no ref. or date]

Receivers' Accounts of Edward Hall. Receiver of Adrian Stookes esq. in Lincoln, Notts., Warwick, Somerset, Devon and Suffolk.  AH 941  1561 - 1562

Contents:
(Late the lands of Charles, the elder Duke of Suffolk, held by Adrian in right of his late wife Frances, Countess of Suffolk, a daughter.
Site of Monastery of Barlings and the Rectory of Scothorne; Wykes; Gayton Soke; Dowewood; Scothorne; Rysome; Edenham Rectory; Hundlehouse; Careby and Glentham with Oaxebye; Dunston, Lincs., etc.

Special Livery to Lady Frances Stanley of the estate of Margaret, Countess of Derby (her grandmother).  AH 942  27th November 1599

Seals - 1) Robert Cecil armorial (cracked); 2) gone.

Contents:
Robert Cecil and Richard Kingsmill on behalf of the Queen, to Alice, Countess of Derby on behalf of her daughter, Lady Frances Stanley, co-heiress with her sisters.
1/3 Office of Feodary of Honour of Richmond in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire and Manors of Frampton, Skirbeck, Frampton in le Marsh, Harnetree, Wildemare and Coningsby; Mumby Soke, messuages in Berlynges, etc.
Witnesses - H. Cooke
Churchill
Signatures - (Robert Cecil's damaged by damp).

Lord Chancellor Egerton and John, Earl of Bridgewater  [no ref. or date]

Inspeximus of Letters Patent.  AH 943a  15th December 1606

Seals - Gone.

Contents:
James I to Thomas Marburye and Richard Cartwright - trustees for Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere.
Rectory of Houghton, Vicarage of Houghton, Rectory of Wingrave, Vicarage of Wingrave, Rectory of Kington, Vicarage of Kington, Gaddesden, Parva and Chettington.
Witnesses - Matthew Carew Clerk
John Tyndall Clerk
Cartwright

Particulars of Grants of lands.  AH 943b  1545-1609

Contents:
1. Cartwright and Hutton; 2. Dudley and Ayscough; 3. Ellesmere and Egerton; 4. Brereton and Buddon; 5. Jane, Lady Cheyney; 6. Browne, Edmonds and Wenlow; 7. Brokelesby and Cyrlington.
1. Manor of Ridley, Denb., Rectory of Mydleton, Warwicks.; 2. and 3. Ashridge House, etc., Turnor Field, Connyger Field, Park Field, Tutehill Field, Ashpark, Loose Field, Bush Park, Hudnall Park, Stepmother Wood, Hardehill and Thorny Greene, Northwood, Southwood, Hamond Hill; 4. Manor of Great Gaddesden; 5. Manor of Gaddesden cum Frithesden, and manor of Gaddesden and Frithesden, Bucks. and Herts.; 6. Morrants Close (60a.) in Pitstone, Crewkers, 2a.; 7. Manor of Pitstone, Rectory and church of Pitstone.

Bargain and Sale of two leases each for 30 years.  AH 944  21st December 1584

Seals - Seal removed.

Contents:
Robert Holmes, gentleman usher to the Queen, to William Hall, citizen and haberdasher of London.
Sites of Bury Manor and the Hall or Woollaston Manor in Woollaston, Northants., also horsemill, 4a. called Bredesway, 3a. called Blackemere with ground called Pennylande, value 4s 0d per annum, Kychcroft 1a., the Hermitage in Bury Orchard, little piece of ground under Bury Wall, 10s 0d per annum to be paid for Rye Holme pasture and 5s 0d per annum for pasture belonging to manor.
Witnesses - Richard Call, notary public
Signatures - Part of signature of Robert Holmes.

Conveyance Bargain and Sale enrolled.  AH 945  7th August 1615

Seals - Armorial signet.

Contents:
Thomas, Lord Ellesmere and Sir J. Egerton; Thomas Marbury and Richard Cartwright.
[Marbury and Cartwright convey a trust estate to the Egertons in settlement in tail male].
Manor of Woollaston, Northants. and the site of the Bury Manor and the Hall Manor there.
Advowson of the Vicarage and Rectory of Dunstable Houghton, als. Houghton Regis, Beds., and Advowson of the Vicarage; Rectory of Kington, Warks. and tithes of chapels of Great Kyngton als. Kyngton and Combrooke, Warwicks., and advowson of the Vicarage; Advowson of Wyngrave, Bucks.; Little Gaddesden, Herts., Chetington als.
Chedington, Bucks. and all lands granted by the King's letters patents of 15th December 1606 and 10th January 1607, except the Manor of Chellerdston, Derby, and the Rectory of Wingrave, sold by Lord Ellesmere to Thomas, Lord Ellesmere and then John Egerton in tail male for £20.
Witnesses - Thomas Cowley
Thomas Edwardes
Richard Figes
Signatures.

Valuation or Extent for Special Livery of the lands of Sir Thomas Egerton, Viscount Brackley, Lord Chancellor (died 15th March 1617.  AH 946a  1626-1627

Contents:
Heir, John, Earl of Bridgewater, 37 years old. Lands settled on Alice, Dowager Countess of Derby, his widow. Salop, Flint, Cheshire, Lancs., Warwicks, Herts., Beds., Bucks., 79 entries. Annual value £812. 10. 6. Fine for special livery £453. 18. 5.
Signature - John Raymond, Deputy Clerk of the Liveries
Thomas Tooke, auditor

Draft Settlement (The Great Settlement).  AH 946b  Temp Charles I

Contents:
John, Earl of Bridgewater, and Lady Frances, Countess of Bridgewater, to Trustees for 1) Augmenting jointure; 2) Raising of portions; 3) Satisfaction of debts; 4) Indemnity of Sureties; 5) Satisfaction to the King for wardship, etc.
Manor of Northope, Flint and lands there re Manor of Colshill, Flint; Whitefriars, Chester. Manor of Brewers, Hagh Chester, tolls of East gate, Dee fishing, right to grind toll free, etc. Manor of Cholmeston.
¼ Of manor of Worleston, housebote in Delamere Forest. Manor of West Kirby in Wirral.
Lands at Brotherholme, and Doddleston, Manor of Marbury, all in Cheshire. Manor of Watford, market fairs and mills, Burnend [Bournend] Mill, Northchurch in Hertfordshire.
Manor of Stapleton; Manor of Buildwas, rectory and advowson; Degmore in Prees; tithes of Ness, Ness Strange, Hopton and Shotatton, the Earl's tithes in Ellesmere in the County of Salop.
Messuages in London and Middlesex and in Whitefriars near Fleet Street.
To the next heir for sustaining the King's charges [of Feudal incidents].
Manor of Flaxfleet, Yorks, etc., Advowson of Church of Sebrington and Chapel of Flaxfleet, and Vicarage of Burton Agnes in the County of York.
Manors of Frampton als. King's Frampton, Earl's Hall, Shirbeck, Mumby and Ancaster in the County of Lincoln, Sokes of Mumby, Shirbeck and Ancester, 1/3 inherited by Countess, 2/3 purchased by Earl.
Manor of Wilderley and Church Pulverbatch, Salop; Lands and quarry of Toternall [Totternhoe], Beds.; Manor of Ivinghoe; Manor of Nernitts in Pilchthorne; Manor of Earles; Manor of Butlers in Pilchthorne; lands in Nettleden and Pilchthorne, Edlesborough Rectory, and advowsons of Chetington, Wingrove, etc., Bucks.
Lands at Wigginton and Tringe, Advowson of Little Gaddesden, Manor of Great Gaddesden, Manor college, and park of Ashridge. Manor of Gaddesden, Frithsden, Manor of [Pitston] Morants and Rectory of [Pitston] in Hertford or Bucks.
Hundred of Kings Sutton, Manor of Brackley and Halse in Northamptonshire.
To the Earl and Countess successively for life. Then for 16 years to pay portions and debts, then to John, Viscount Brackley, in default Thomas, his next son.
Power to renew leases. Power to revoke. Manors of Bedford, Worsley, and Hutton, etc., Lancashire.
Manors of Tatton, Ollerton, Rowsthorne, Nether and Over Knutsford and Highleigh 1/6th of manor of Knutsford and lands, Chesire.
To Earl for life and then to trustees for 16 years for maintenance of Thomas, his second son, then to pay debts, then to pay daughters' portions, then to Thomas Egerton.
Manors of Ellesmere, Hampton, Colemere Myddle, Knockin patria and villa, Ness, Ness Strange, Ness Cliff, Dovaston and Kynaston and St. Johns [Ellesmere] in the County of Salop. Lands in Ellesmere, Old and New Houghton, Trench, Northwood, Ridge, Cockshutt, Crowlemere [Crosemere], Kenwick Wood, Newnes, Tetshill and Birch, which were Thomas Onslowes. Lands in Ellesmere, Lyneall and Cockshutt and Advowson of Myddle which were Arthur Chambres, for the Earl for life, then 16 year term to pay daughters' portions, then debts, then John, Lord Brackley.
Manors of Blackmere, Whitchurch, Doddington and Lyneall, Salop.
Manors of Woolaston, Northants and Bury Manor and Hall Manor and the Advowson there.
Rectory and Advowson of Vicarage of Houghton Regisals. Dunstable Houghton in Bucks. [?Beds] and Herts. [document ends].

"Abstract of the Great Conveyance".  AH 946c  c 1610

Contents:
? John, 1st Earl of Bridgewater.
A settlement of the huge family estates of the first Earl.
All the Bridgewater estates: Flint, Salop, Chester, Herts, Beds, Bucks, Yorks, Lincoln, London, etc.
List of estates, notes of purchase or inheritance of many and the trusts on which they are to be settled. Annotated in pencil by the first Earl of Bridgewater. Tatton settled on Thomas Egerton.

Grant of Wardship of John Salusbury, son and heir of Sir Robert Salusbury [Salusbury of N. Wales], Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor, to Dame Mary Leigh, wife of Sir Francis Leigh, his daughter, for the advancement and preferment of one of her daughters.  AH 947  2nd September 1606

Seals - Good armorial.

Contents:
Note the letters concerning this Wardship are at Belton, Grantham, Lincs.
Signature - T. Ellesmere

Petition of William Osmonde, brickmaker.  AH 948  2nd October 1611

Contents:
For leave to dig clay and chalk and sand in the waster - near Ashridge - for the making of brick and tile. He had supplied bricks and lime to Ashridge at a reduced rate.

Cost of carts, carters' wages and ploughing.  AH 949-950  1630-1634

Fine armorial seal.

Contents:
(Figures extracted from a book ?). Written on cover of a letter addressed to Earl of Bridgewater at Carmarthen. Possibly in the, writing of Thomas, his son.

List of debts as annexed to a deed.  AH 951  28th January 1634/5

Letter.  AH 952  9th January 1638/9

Contents:
Captain Thomas Sanders of Beechwood to the Earl.
Thanks for the return of his gun.

Letter.  AH 953  21st December 1638

Contents:
Thomas Saunders from Beechwood to the Earl.
His servant shooting ring-doves in Ashridge Park has had his gun confiscated - apology.

The Earl's reply to Captain Sanders (draft).  AH 954  25th December 1638

Little Gaddesden Church  [no ref. or date]

List of people buried in the chancel and outside it.  AH 955  1612-1633

Faculty to build mortuary chapel on South side of chancel and beautify chancel.  AH 956  12th March 1635/6

Contents:
Signed - Jo Lincoln.

Copy four brief sheets paper.  AH 957  undated

Copy Declaration by John, Earl of Bridgewater, that he will in future repair the whole chancel and its extensions to North and South as long as the parson does not meddle with the vaults.  AH 958  12th March 1635/6

Copy letter of the Bishop of Lincoln to Barnabas Holway, Parson of Little Gaddesden, agreeing the Earl should have both chancel aisles and be responsible for the maintenance of the whole chancel.  AH 959  11th March 1635

Letter.  AH 960  16th March 1635

Contents:
George Smalman on the course of digging the vault to the chancel in "clay with flints".

Scale plan of the whole church, showing the proposed additions, with pencilled notes.  AH 961  c. 1636

Plan of the church and additions with two paper slips stuck on to show alterations.  AH 962  undated

Plan in pencil of the church, showing Rector's chancel.  AH 963  undated

Plan of the nave and new chancel.  AH 964  c. 1636

Plan in pencil showing proposed lengthening eastwards of chancel, and setting out of roof truss.  AH 965  undated

Setting out of roof truss (?).  AH 966  1636

Measurements for alterations.  AH 967  undated

Elevation of roof principal.  AH 968  undated

Pencil note of measurements in the Earl's hand.  AH 969  undated

Measurements of the chancel windows.  AH 970  undated

Plan and elevation of East end.  AH 971  undated

Note of stages of journey to Buckden and Sawtry.  AH 972  undated

Elevation of aisle window.  AH 973  undated

Design for quarry glazing of window.  AH 974  undated

Design for quarry glazing of window.  AH 975  undated

Design for quarry glazing of window.  AH 976  undated

Design for quarry glazing of window.  AH 977  undated

Plan of window area.  AH 978  undated

Plan of church as altered with names.  AH 979  undated

Contents:
Hugh ap Richard Edw. ap Edwards, Birchenheade Jno Wynne.
[Ed. ap Edwards may have lived at Birkenhead and put the place to identify himself. The Earl was Lord President of Wales and the Marches so in close touch with Welshmen].

Plan of church.  AH 980  undated

Plan of the stones set in the chancel for scutchens - [i.e. to mark the boundary of the Earl's part].  AH 981  31st January 1636/7

Plan of the vault and of my lady's coffin, and letter to the Earl.  AH 982  undated

Letter.  AH 983-985  28th June 1636

Two copies thereof.

Contents:
John, Earl of Bridgewater, to the Bishop, proposing to lengthen the chancel by 2ft. and take down the East wall of the nave. South wall of chancel fell down and North wall is to be pulled down. Encloses a "rude Plott". Mentions Mr. Shute's church in Lombard Street.

Letter.  AH 986  29th June 1636

Contents:
John, Bishop of Lincoln, in reply agreeing subject to a screen 6ft. high at least.

Copy of AH 986  AH 987  undated

Letter.  AH 988  18th July 1636

Contents:
Barnabas Holwaye suggesting the North chancel aisle is too narrow.

Copy of AH 988  AH 989  undated

Decree of Arch, Hunts allocating seats in Little Gaddesden Church.  AH 990  13th February 1664/5

Faculty allocating seats, Earl of Bridgewater, Daniel Cotton and John Eames.  AH 991  13th March 1664/5

Diagram of the vault and coffins, 1713-1849 with names.  AH 992  February 1849

Estate Letters and papers  [no ref. or date]

Notes to ask Lord Bridgewater matters reashridge Estate.  AH 993-994  12th January 1639/40

Contents:
Timber, Great Gaddesden place, Nettleden Parsonage, the Warrener Gurney, Hempsted water fishing, eyds bor (?), [? Edlesborough] parsonage house to be repaired and houghton etc.

William smith's bill for work at Hempsted water fishing bailiff.  AH 995  16th July 1640

Contents:
Cost of indicating poachers interesting fishing methods.

Letter.  AH 996  25th July 1641

Contents:
T.W. to the Earl - the work at the Cloister pool is finished and looks very neat, gravelling the garden walks, hay will be dear, Lord Brackley is married, William Bridges has married Miss Keere, my Lord Chandos is very much grieved.

Letter.  AH 997  8th December 1641

Contents:
Thomas Williams to the Earl - mutton, hay, conies, ditching and snow.

Draft Letter.  AH 998  9th December 1641

Contents:
The Earl to T. Williams - the mutton is too dear and re supplies and farming.

Letter.  AH 999 a and b AH 1000  13th December 1641

Contents:
Thomas Williams to the Earl - re the dear mutton and farming and supply.
Enclosing: Note on the value of the meat of a cow killed for the household and the oats for the horses.

Letter.  AH 1001  7th January 1641/2

Contents:
Thomas Williams to the Earl - a very great snow on Christmas night.

List of presents and new year's gifts, poultry and a cake.  AH 1002  1st January 1641/2

Contents:
Probably enclosed with Thomas Williams' letter.

Letter.  AH 1003  20th January 1641/2

Contents:
Thomas Williams - the fast kept; Tring is armed and trains; and the thief's horse; a hogg miscounted; ploughing lease [lays]; heavy rains since the snow.

Letter.  AH 1004  18th February 1641

Contents:
Thomas Williams to George Smalman - re a robber's horse ? an Escheat ?

Letter.  AH 1005  3rd March 1641/2

Contents:
John Taylor to T. Williams - John Ashton of Hemlhempstead ironmonger, had called the Earl a gouty knave.

Letter to Thomas Williams - to turn the powder at Ashridge. Notes on hay, asses, etc.  AH 1006  [n.d.]

Letter.  AH 1007  4th March 1641/2

Contents:
Thomas Williams to Lord Brownlow - gunpowder and muskets at Ashridge; asses and estate business.
Enclosing:-

Draft Letter.  AH 1008  19th March 1641/2

Contents:
John, 1st Earl of Bridgewater to Thomas Williams - for particulars of lands at Ivinghoe, the lease of which is expiring.

Letter.  AH 1009  23rd March 1641/2

Contents:
T. Williams to the Earl - re letting the Berry steed lands.

Letter.  AH 1010  22nd June 1642

Contents:
John, 1st Earl of Bridgewater, to Thomas Williams, steward, at Ashridge, from the Barbican, for particulars of demesnes at Houghton and for two bucks from the Park

List of payments to Brewer and Chandler, etc.  AH 1011  1647-9

Petition of the Earl to the Committee.  AH 1012  October 1649

List of John, 1st Earl of Bridgewater's debts. £51,700.  AH 1013  13th December 1649

Notes of debts extracted from his books after his death.  AH 1014  December 1649

Secured and unsecured debts.  AH 1015  [n.d.]

Unsatisfied and secured debts.  AH 1016  [n.d.]

List of Judgements assigned to particular estates.  AH 1017  [n.d.]

George Dawson's receipt for £ 500 on account of Jossey's debt.  AH 1018  8th March 1649/50

Order of the Committee for the advance of money for the payment of the £500.  AH 1019  17th October 1649

Contents:
Signed- william Monson
Henry Smythe
John Browne,
M. Oldesworth
Henry Marten
Dan Cox

Petition of Johns, Earl of Bridgewater, to the Committee.  AH 1020  9th August 1650

Statement of the proceedings re the Committee's Claim.  AH 1021  1648/9-1651

List of Bond Debts and payments.  AH 1022  21st February 1650/1

List of debts and incumbrances and interest £50, 110.  AH 1023  15th October 1651

List of mortgages.  AH 1024  26th June 1652

Estimate ("extract") of the revenue of the proper and entailed estate.  AH 1025  1653

A brief extract of the revenue divided to two Accounts and of all "detts" and Payments.  AH 1026  c. 1653

General estimate of the revenue.  AH 1027  10th August 1653

List of Debts, as they now stand.  AH 1028  18th August 1653

List of Debts as they were owing.  AH 1029  26th May 1655

List of Debts and mortgages, as they stand.  AH 1030  30th April 1656

List of Rent charges.  AH 1031  30th April 1656

List of Rent charges.  AH 1032  undated

Note of interests or debts.  AH 1033  [n.d.]

Letter.  AH 1034  undated

Contents:
Thomas Jones to Mr. Bullmer, steward of Lord Bridgewater - Ralf Kentish, a copyholder, is dead.

Accounts of rents and charges in the writing of the 2nd Earl allocated for payment of debts, annuities, mortgages, etc.  AH 1035-1040  undated

Letter.  AH 1041  8th April 1658

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re the arrears of his rents and the purchase of the manor of Gaddesden Hall from Mr. Harry Lake's heir for £120.

Letter.  AH 1042  12th April 1658

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re the arrears of his rents and the purchase of the manor of Gaddesden Hall from Mr. Harry Lake's heir for £120, and proceedings against his receivers, enclosing a letter from a Court Steward to Mr. Bullmer my lord's Steward, re Ralf Kentish's heriot.

Letter.  AH 1043  12th June 1659

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - Turney of Slapton has cut his dam to Ivinghoe Groves.

Letter.  AH 1044  19th June 1659

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re a proposed settlement of jewels and his will

Letter.  AH 1045  26th June 1659

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re Settlement and a deer for Chief Justice Glynne and the business of my Lord Mansfield's estate.

Letter.  AH 1046  6th July 1659

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - will kill a buck for Col. Tyrrell and Chief Justice Glynne.

Letter.  AH 1047  17th July 1659

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - payments Mr. Kemy (?) ye picture drawer and others, sorry to hear of ye. fire in Whitechrch.

Letter.  AH 1048  18th July 1659

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - re proposed assessment of Ashridge Park, and deer for Chief Justice Glynne.

Letter.  AH 1049  29th August 1659

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - ye horses serving in Shropshire - to pay in ye four £10.

Letter.  AH 1050  4th November 1659

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re lawsuits and settling? Composition?

Letter.  AH 1051  7th November 1659

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re lawsuits and Sir R. Maleverer.

Letter.  AH 1052  9th November1659

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re ploughing at Worsley (Lands), etc.

Letter.  AH 1053  14th December 1659

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re business and the gift of a doe.

Letter.  AH 1054  18th December 1659

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re 'a way to my colepitts'.

Letter.  AH 1055  23rd February 1659/60

Contents:
J ohn Bridgewater, to John Halsey business.

Letter.  AH 1056  24th February 1659/60

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - Dr. Bernard fears the Anabaptists may rise near Ashridge.

Letter.  AH 1057  29th August 1660

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater to John Halsey - if Mr. Combe is deprived under the Act of Indemnity he wants the Stewardship of Hemel Hempstead.

Letter.  AH 1058  31st August 1660

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - re Lord Derby's Bill claiming a right in Great Gaddesden.

Letter.  AH 1059  5th March 1660/1

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - re patent for enlarging Ashridge Park.

Letter.  AH 1060  27th March 1661

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - the King will christen his child and inviting him to the christening.

Letter.  AH 1061  13th October 1661

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - re Mr. Lovett being a Captain instead of a Captain Lieutenant ? in the militia.

Letter.  AH 1062  13th October 1661

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey. [Endorsed by Halsey - nephew Lovett Captain].

Letter.  AH 1063  20th October 1661

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater - report of Dr. Bernard's death - living to be given to Dr. Heylin.

Letter.  AH 1064  4th November 1661

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - re signing a mortgage and paying ship debts, coming up to Parliament.

List of rents and debts.  AH 1065  17th January 1661/2

Examination and enquiries about the debts - a list of estates and rents.  AH 1066  1661

One double foolscap; two similar sheets of one page.

Letter.  AH 1067  19th June 1662

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - re methods of raising £2,000.

Letter.  AH 1068  13th November 1662

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - a subpoena has been served on him re Park patent and highway; and Lord Newport's assessing Shropshire estate for the Militia.

Letter.  AH 1069  17th November 1662

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - business of debts, inclosure of Northwood Little Gaddesden. Lord Newport wrongly assessing Shropshire tenants.

Letter.  AH 1070  17th April 1663

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - horse for Northampton muster, etc.

Letter.  AH 1071  6th May 1663

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - re William Killigrew and case re the Lindsey Level.

Parliamentary action re Lord Middlesex' challenge to Lord Bridgewater - re the elopement of Lady Elizabeth Cranfield.  AH 1072(a)-AH 1073  1st July 1663

Contents:
And one copy
Signature of John Browne, Clerk of Parliament.

Letter.  AH 1074  19th August 1663

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - on the death of the Countess and asks for papers about his Mother's tomb.

Letter.  AH 1075  26th November 1663

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - re selling Stapleton and Wilderley, and Flanfleet and Barlings - paying book debts in London, mentions cost of Coronation, making sons Knights of the Bath, Restoration, London, and his wife's funeral. He had paid £40,000 of his father's debts.

Letter.  AH 1076  25th January 1663/4

2

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - on law business.

Letter.  AH 1077  28th January 1663/4

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - pleased that Lady Elizabeth Cranfield need not come to London.

Letter.  AH 1078  11th February 1663/4

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re Lord Middlesex' case.

Letter.  AH 1079  14th February 1663/4

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - Lady Elizabeth Cranfield is unwilling to come to London unless the safety of her person or affairs demands it: and the business of Sir Gilbert Talbot.

Letter.  AH 1080  31st May 1664

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re timber accidentally felled in Garner Spring belonging to John Halsey.

Letter.  AH 1081  29th June 1664

Contents:
Sir Chichester Wray to Earl of Bridgewater - asking payment of bill for £500 against Lady Elizabeth Cranfield.

Letter.  AH 1082  29th June 1664

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater's reply.

Sir Chichester's reply and asks leave to wait on Lord Bridgewater and Lady Elizabeth's Counsel.  AH 1083  29th June 1664

Letter.  AH 1084  1st July 1664

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater's reply.

Letter.  AH 1085  17th July 1664

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re acquittance to Harrison.

Letter.  AH 1086  21st July 1664

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - on negotiations for a marriage settlement for Jack (?) [? with Lady Elizabeth Cranfield].

Account of Mr. Ro[wland] Joffey's debt with clause of Act of Indemnity (?).  AH 1087  1643-1664

Letter.  AH 1088  13th November 1664

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - to let Lady Elizabeth Cranfield know what has been agreed.

Letter.  AH 1089  14th November 1664

Contents:
John, Lord Bridgewater, to John Halsey - re lawsuit concerning my Lady Elizabeth and Lord Middlesex.

Letter.  AH 1090  3rd April 1665

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re lawsuit concerning a borough and Lord Bedford.

Letter.  AH 1091  11th May 1665

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - to acquaint him with the death of Alderman Viner [the Banker].

Letter.  AH 1092  9th July 1665

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re letter from niece Cutler; he suspects niece Magdalene is throwing herself away on Parson Lewis.

Letter.  AH 1093  20th October 1665

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re wood at Blackpark, (Whitchurch, Salop) and lawsuit with Lord Middlesex [uncle of Lady Elizabeth Cranfield].

Letter.  AH 1094  27th October 1665

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re sale of Black Park timber and loan of £700.

Letter.  AH 1095  10th December 1665

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - to hasten as William Wise has come.

Letter.  AH 1096  11th February 1665/6

Contents:
John, Earl Bridgewater, to John Halsey - instructions for payments to servants, tradesmen and interest - sorry to hear ye Plague breaks out afresh.

Letter.  AH 1097  13th May 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - about a proposed lawsuit at Worcester Assizes re Lord Middlesex.

Letter.  AH 1098  18th May 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re timber of Black Park (Whitchurch, Salop) sold for £1,100 and suit with Langley.

Letter.  AH 1099  22nd May 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - worried about Mr. Langley's action.

Letter.  AH 1100  24th May 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - Cousin Will has slept in an infected house in London

Letter.  AH 1101  27th May 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re soap boiler and the King's loan.

Letter.  AH 1102  17th June 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re buying George Smalman's land at Brackley and the nuisance of the soap boiler; Will Heydon has offered his land in Nettleden for £1,150 and suggests the fine of the great farm at Watford would buy it.

Letter.  AH 1103  24th June 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re 'sope boiler' neighbour? in London?, etc.

Letter.  AH 1104  28th June 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re his subscription to the loan and debts.

Letter.  AH 1105  2nd July 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re arrest of Captain Roger Jones, etc.

Letter.  AH 1106  5th July 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re business of the King's loan, etc.

Letter.  AH 1107  12th July 1666

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to John Halsey - re transfer of cash from London and Mr. Howtell's successor as parson of Hunnington, yorks.

Petition of Mary, relict of Rev. Thomas Chaloner, for a tenement at Ellesmere on a 21 years lease.  AH 1108  July 1668

Petition of John Mather of Middle Hulton for relief from damage by mines.  AH 1109  July 1668

Contents:
Annotated 'allow him a Noble in Basse'.

Petition of John Warburton of Tetchill that Francis Mulliner repair his house next the Market House of Ellesmere, of which they have a reversionary lease - annotated by Lord Bridgewater.  AH 1110  July 1668

Petition.  AH 1111  July 1668

Contents:
Christopher Butter of Ellesmere for a lease of the two houses he had built on the site of the common Backhouse at a cost of £150.

Petition.  AH 1112  July 1668

Contents:
John Adams of Northwood, Ellesmere, to renew lease for lives.

Petition.  AH 1113  July 1668

Contents:
William Merrick of Ellesmere to become direct tenant for an incroachment on the waste.

Petition.  AH 1114  July 1668

Contents:
Thomas Phillips of Hampton's Wood (Ellesmere) for a reduction of his rent, £9 raised from £7

Petition.  AH 1115  July 1668

Contents:
Evan ap Probert of Welshampton for a lease of his house and land.

Petition.  AH 1116  July 1668

Contents:
Richard Wolfe of Millde, cook to Lord Carbery at Ludlow Castle, for a renewal of the lease of his father's tenement taken by the Parson.

Petition of John Turston of Masbrook, Knockin, for the issue of a lease as agreed.  AH 1117  31st July 1668

Petition of William Brabin for a tenancy of ruinate tenement of Mathers at Middle Hulton or repair of the fences next him.  AH 1118  [n.d.]

Petition of John and Alice Morgan of Ellesmore against raising their rent.  AH 1119  31st July 1668

Contents:
Annotated Lord Bridgewater 'no evidence a fine was paid'.

Petition.  AH 1120  1st August 1668

Contents:
Elizabeth Gough of Kinton, Ness Strange, widow, for relief from £16 arrears.

List of mortgages on Ellesmere, Ness, Middle, Watford and the Barbican (London).  AH 1121  undated

Answer in Chancery.  AH 1122  c. 1669

Contents:
Earl of Bridgewater ats Reade, 1655 July 10th Earle leased 40' x 50' of ground part of Bridgewater House barbican between the Gatehouse and J. Rymell's house, west, for 17 years odd at £12 to build three tenements. One was let to Bushell, a smith, contrary to restrictive covenant and Earl had re-entered.

Bound schedule of Evidences and other writings at Ashridge.  AH 1123  c 1670

Contents:
All the Earl of Bridgewater's Estates at: Ashridge, Edlesborough, Great and Little Gaddesden, Lucies, Frithesden, Nettleden, Watford Hudnall, Edgborough, Ivingho, Pitston in Herts and Bucks, Brackley cum Hawes, Northants, Whitchurch and Ellesmere, Salop and Lincolnshire estates.

Little Gaddesden  [no ref. or date]

Bailiffs' and Collectors' Accounts.  AH 1124-1129  1576-1580

Photostats

Contents:
Henry, Earl of Kent, lord (?), Richard Waring, steward and collector for the demesne 'farms'.
Little Gaddesden Manor.
Little Gaddesden demesnes.
[Purchased].

Recovery.  AH 1130  1536

Seals - Gone.

Contents:
Henry, Earl of Essex, St. John Nevill, Lord Latymer, Sir William Parre, Sir Francis Weston, Sir Thomas Tresham, Sir James Strangeways, Sir Clemens Haliston, Sir James Laborn, Ralph Lane, junr., esq., and Anthony Dukket.
Manor of Little Gaddesden and 10 messuages, 150a. land, 40a. meadow, 60a. pasture, 60a. wood, and 20s Od rent.
Endorsements - A drawing of a pike [Lucy] and 'No. 8'. Memo of writ to give seisin and of seisin taken 3rd June.
Easter 1536

Feoffment  AH 1131  2nd November 1601

Seals - Broken, half only.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Sir Robert Dormer of Askott, Iving, Bucks., John Eames of Little Gaddesden, gent., and Robert, his son and heir.
Manor of Little Gaddesden and Luces Hill in Herts and Bucks except Le Howe Wood and Cockroade close adjoining (27 acres).
T. Humphreys and J. Hart, attorneys, £400.
Witnesses to sealing - E. Digby (?)
Ferdinando Wyther
Thomas Homphrey
To seisin - Daniel Cotton
William Smart
Mychell Haull
Marks of - Peter Garat
Richard Field
T. Hill
W. Roberts
J. Kenn
Signature - Robert Dormer
Endorsement - A luce and '6'.

Deed of Covenants.  AH 1132  5th November 1601

Seals - Fine armorial shield.

Contents:
Sir Robert Dormer to John and Robert Eames. £400.
Manor of Little Gaddesden, etc., mentions prior title and deeds; the Howe and Cookroode woods (27 acres) excepted.
Witnesses - Thomas Farmer
Thomas Homphrey
Ferdinando Wyther
Signature - Robert Dormer

Fine.  AH 1133  Michaelmas 1602

2 copies

Contents:
John Eames and Robert Eames v. Sir Robert Dormer and Elizabeth, his wife.
Manor of Little Gaddesden, etc. in Bucks and Herts.

Deed.  AH 1134  5th March 1603

Seals - Armorial crest.

Contents:
William Fromond of Cheyham, Surrey, gent., Ralph Marshall of Shelton, Notts., esq.
Manors of Gaddesden and Frithesden in Bucks and Herts. £200?
Witnesses - Thomas Chamberlaynd
Thomas Marburye,
Robert Oglethorpp
Henry St. Johnes
Arthur Maynwaringes
Thomas Bond
Richard Holmes
Cartwrighte
Richard Figes
George Wilkinson
Thomas Smythe
Signature - William Fromond

Feoffment with Livery of Seisin.  AH 1135  20th November 1606

Seals - "I.E." and a classical bust.

Contents:
John Eames of Little Gaddesden, gent. and Robert, his son and heir, to Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor of England, and Sir John Egerton, his son and heir male (being seised of the Manor of Little Gaddesden formerly belonging to the House of Ashridge).
Manor of Little Gaddesden, etc. as bought from Dormer, £400.
Witnesses - T. Chamberlayn
T. Humphrey
T. Smythe
Jeffrey Hawkins
George Wilkinsonne
Richard Pococke
Humphrey Packington
Arthur Mainwaring
William Blackhedd
T. Worcester
Signatures - John and Robert Eames
Endorsements - Memo of Seisin:- Michael Haull, Daniel Cotton, Francis Cotton, Henrie Pratt, and the mark of W. Heydon, Robert Dyers, J. Bedford, Dan Gubbens, John Keen, Richard Field, T. Gosbell, Peter Parretts, John Newmans, Mark Clevers, Richard Bedford.

Bond to perform covenants.  AH 1136  20th November 1606

Seals - "E.I." cracked.

Contents:
Robert and John Eames to Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere and Sir John Egerton.
Re Little Gaddesden manor.

Letter of Attorney.  AH 1137  22nd November 1606

Seals - Lion rampant (large), ditto (small).

Contents:
Lord Ellesmere and Sir J. Egerton to Thomas Chamberlayne of Grays Inn, esq.
To take seisin of Manor of Little Gaddesden.
Witnesses - Arthur Mainwaring
T. Edwardes
George Wilkinsonne
Signatures.

Bargain and sale (enrolled).  AH 1138  24th November 1606

Contents:
R. and J. Eames to Lord Ellesmere and Sir J. Egerton.
Manor of Little Gaddesden.

Feoffment (Cpt.) Enfranchisement.  AH 1139  10th December 1606

Seals - I.E.

Contents:
Thomas, Lord Ellesmere and Sir J. Egerton to John Eames.
Messuage of J. Eames freehold, rent of 13s Od and copyholds at rent of 13s 2½d, late occupied William Crane, now Richard Gregory which he held before he bought the Manor and confirming the rents as due to Lord Ellesmere but enfranchising copyholds?
Witnesses - Humphrey Packington
Thomas Hale
T. Homphrey
George Smalman
George Wilkinsonne

Feoffment and enfranchisement.  AH 1140  10th December 1606

Seals - A tree.

Contents:
Lord Ellesmere and Sir J. Egerton to Robert Eames of Little Gaddesden, gent.
6½ Acres dispersedly in the fields of Little Gaddesden his freehold before purchasing the Manor, rent 8d. And 9½ acres and ½ rood, copyhold - rents 3s 2d.

Fine (Exemplification).  AH 1141  1606-7

Seals - Gone.

Contents:
Thomas, Lord Ellesmere and Sir J. Egerton. Sir Robert and Elizabeth Dormer, John and Alice Eames
Manor of Little Gaddesden, etc.
Hilary 1606/7

Fine.  AH 1142  1632

Contents:
John, Earl of Bridgewater, Sir John and Mary Leigh, his wife
Moiety of Manor of Little Gaddesden.
Michaelmas 1632

Bargain and Sale.  AH 1143  12th November 1632

Seals - Dame Mary's only.

Contents:
Sir Thomas Leigh of Stoneley, Warwicks., and Dame Mary, his wife, cosen and one of the co-heirs of Thomas, Viscount Brackley, Baron Ellesmere, the Lord Chancellor, i.e. daughter of his son Thomas, to John, Earl of Bridgewater.
Moiety of the Manor of Little Gaddesden. £150
Witnesses - Woll Browne
Roland Wilcox
Inno Rashe
Robert Yarilley
Richard Amnex

List of money due yearly in lieu of service at harvest at 5d per day.  AH 1144  [1600-99]

Contents:
Little Gaddesden: Philip Power, Robert Eames, John Eames, Daniel Cotton, Robert Diar, Richard Eames, Thomas Cosbell, William Newman, John Keene, Richard Field, John Haines, William Field, Richard Bedford, Francis Maine.
Frithesden: John Beech, William Purratt, John Howe, Thomas Brotherton, Isaac Thorpe, Paul Deane, Edward Curney, Michael Younger, William Howe, Richard Buckburde, Michael Hace, Fm. Cotton, etc.
Total 16s 10½d payable at Michaelmas.
Endorsements - "Money due for harvest dayes at Ashridge".

Draft Conveyance (part).  AH 1145  c.1632/3

Contents:
William Booth to Earl of Bridgewater. £150.
Moiety of Manor of Little Gaddesden, etc.

Draft.  AH 1146  c.1632/3

Contents:
William Booth. John, Earl of Bridgewater and Thomas Williams.
Lands in Ashton under Lyme, Lancashire.
[? As a collateral security for his son signing the Conveyance of Little Gaddesden manor].

Release (initial and drawing).  AH 1147  11th January 1632/3

Seals - Crest.

Contents:
William Booth of Dunham, Massey, Cheshire, esq., son and heir of Sir George Booth, to John, Earl of Bridgewater.
Moiety of Manor of Little Gaddesden inherited from his late wife Vere, daughter of Sir Thomas Egerton, son of Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Ellesmere. £150.
Witnesses - Roger Downes
John Lechonbies
Philip Egerton
Hugh Wardle
Thomas Cokersalle
Edward Urmstone
Richard Dutton

Counterpart Release.  AH 1148  11th January 1632/3

Seals - Gone.

Contents:
William Booth, to John, Earl of Bridgewater.
Moiety of Manor of Little Gaddesden.
Witnesses - John Davies
Henry Bowes (?)
Hugh Wardle

Release.  AH 1149  31st October 1651

Seals - Creats.

Contents:
Sir T. Leigh, Lord Leigh of Stoneley, and the Lady Mary, his wife, and Sir T., their son, and George Booth, late of Dunham, Massey, son and heir of William and Vere Booth, to John, Earl of Bridgewater and Richard Harrison of London, gent.
Manor of Little Gaddesden, etc.
Witnesses - J. Dutton
Thomas Stafford
Dutton Hill
John Bordman
? Peter Bostock
Michael Fitch
Willi Parker

Counterpart Release and Lease.  AH 1150  31st October 1651

Seals - Fine armorial, 1 chipped, 2 missing.

Contents:
Sir T., Lord Leigh and Lady Mary his wife, and Sir T. Leigh their son, and George Booth, to John, Earl of Bridgewater, and Rd. Harrison.
Manor of Little Gaddesden, etc.
Witnesses - Thomas Fowler
Dutton Hill
J. Ross
Michael Fitch
J. Dutton

Memorandum in the hand of the 2nd Earl of the lands to be exchanged with Mr. Daniel Cotton, 16 acres.  AH 1151  c.1665

Rental.  AH 1152-1155  1666

Photostat

Contents:
Gaddesden Parva; -Lucyes; -Frithsden; Nettleden Grounds; -Tattenhoe; Bourn End.

Great Gaddesden  [no ref. or date]

Schedule of Deeds of the Manor of Great Gaddesden and cover - endorsed that it was in the Lord chancellor's hand.  AH 1156-1157  1489-1617

Lease.  AH 1158  30th April 1611

Seal - Gone.

Contents:
Roger Gibbs of Great Gaddesden, yeoman, to Edward Younge of the same town, yeoman.
2 acre meadow between '7 Acre' east and land of Edward Younge, ½ acre arable land lying within Portfield Close - for the remainder of lease from Sir A. Carie (Sir Adolphus Cary, dec'd of Berkhamsted, leased to T. Younge, dec'd of Gt. Gaddesden, his demeane lands in Gt. Gaddesden, term 21 years). Rent 42s Od to have stakebote for meadow fences.
Witnesses - W. Hillingstone (? Lillingstone) Daniell Cotton, jun.
Signature - Roger Gibbes

Counterpart Lease.  AH 1159  26th March 1683

Seals - good armorial.

Contents:
John [2nd] Earl of Bridgewater to Mary Morgan of Gt. Gaddesden, widow, for faithful service of John Morgan her husband.
Tenement and garden in Waterpark Meadow, Gt. Gaddesden, as it was late in tenement of Thos. Allen.
Term 21 years - rent 4d.
To repair and pay taxes.
Witnesses - Robt. Langdayle
Alex. Duncombe [Agent]
Wm. Watson
Signature - Mary Morgan.

Feoffment with Living of Seisin.  AH 1160  24th May 1649

Seal - gone.

Contents:
Richard Kentysh of Whethamsted, yeoman, Henry Deane of Gt. Gaddesden, yeoman, and Mary his wife.
Hangmans wicke of 1 ac. in close called Horseleyes, Gt. Gaddesden on the West side of the close adjoining land of Rd. Deane Warranty against Elisabeth his wife and Anne Lasenbey his mother.
Ed. Halsey attorney; Schoolmaster of Gt. Gaddesden.
Witnesses - Richard Benning (?)
Thomas Cleaver (?)
Signature - Richard Kentish.
Endorsements - 15th June - Living of Seisin; witnesses - Thos. Cerwen (?) and the mark of John Morris.

Feoffment.  AH 1161  4th August 1662

Seal - gone.

Contents:
Henry Deane the elder of Gt. Gaddesden, yeoman, to Henry Deane the younger. 1 ac. arable called Horseleyes als. Hangmans wick and Northend mead 3ac.
Other personal names.
Witnesses - William ? Gentleman
John How
Signature - Henry Deane.

Lease.  AH 1162  8th August 1662

Seal - a burning heart.

Contents:
Henry Deane the younger, yeoman, of Gt. Gaddesden, to Henry Deane the elder.
1 ac. in Horseleyes Close and Northend Mead (3 ac.) between the Common Moor of water End east and the highway west. Term 80 years. Rent a peppercorn.
Witnesses - George Rose
Mark of Francis Wilkins
Signature - Henry Deane the younger.

NORTHCHURCH (Pitstone)  [no ref. or date]

Feoffment, Enfranchisement; Manor of Frithesden.  AH 1163  25th September 1672

Seals - gone.

Contents:
John [2nd] Earl of Bridgewater, Lord of Manor of Frithesden and John, his son. Henry Deane of Gt. Gaddesden, copyhold tenant of the Manor.
Close of arable called Horseleyes abutting on J. How of the Hollybush, north and west, highway from Frithesden to Hemel Hempstead east and other lands of Henry Deane on the south and east and containing 5 ac. lying in Berkhampstead St. Mary.
7th March 1672. Reciting Articles of Agreement [to Inclose]. Lord to have four common woods or coppices called Southwoods, particularly known as the Great Wood, the Great Coppice and the Little Coppice, the great wood being now divided in two by a lane from Frithesden to Swelly Pond containing 160 acres situate in Frithesden, several common ways now land out only excepted, and that in exchange the Copyholds should be enfranchised save for rent. And a Chancery Decree was obtained. Henry Deane by L & R has released his common rights on 23rd September 1671.
And arable called Garmer Dell abutting on Daniel Cleaver north and west, other land of Henry Deane east and containing 1 acre and lying in the parish of Pittlesthorne. Paying 1d quit rent at Easter, fealty and suit of court as a freehold tenant.
Witnesses - Alex. Duncome
Wm. Dale
Richd. Church
Signatures - J. Bridgewater and Brackley.
Endorsements - Liviry of Seisin.

GREAT GADDESDEN  [no ref. or date]

Probate of Will.  AH 1164  22nd July 1677

Seals - gone.

Contents:
Henry Deane of Gt. Gaddesden, yeoman, J. Deane grandson, meadow plots called Southmead (4 acres) and arable called Horseleys (5 acres) belonging to my messuage unless Henry, his elder grandson, pays him £200 at 21 and £8 per annum till 16 for his education.
Furniture named to John; grandaughter Mary Deane £200 and £8 per annum till 17 and furniture; wife Alice all her furniture; residue to Exors of Henry Deane and my daughter Susan Sicklemore, her share on trust to look after the grandchildren.
Witnesses - John Bates
J. Pewat
Sam Field
Endorsements - Proved at Hemel Hempstead by Susan; 3rd May 1678.

Release of Claims and Actions.  AH 1165  16th January 1690

Seals.

Contents:
John Deane of Nettleden, yeoman; Henry Deane of the same place, yeoman, his brother.
Re will of grandfather, Henry Deane.
Witnesses - Mary Nixon
Richard Church
Signature - John Deane.

Mortgage and Bond.  AH 1166-1167  9th October 1707

Contents:
Henry Deane of Gt. Gaddesden, yeoman; John Vaux of Whipsnade, Beds., esq.
Horsley and Garmer Dell. And paper Bond.

Transfer of Mortgage and Bond.  AH 1168-1169  9th July 1720

Contents:
Thos. Vaux of Whipsnade Hall, esq. (exor. of John Vaux) (1); Henry Deane (2); Joseph Gould of Bovingdon, yeoman.
Horseley and Garmer Dell. And paper Bond.
Signatures.

Transfer of Mortgage and Bond.  AH 1170-1171  12th February 1729

Seals.

Contents:
Joseph Gould of Flaunden (1); Wm. and Sarah Wingfield of Hemel Hempstead, draper (2); John Herbert of Ivinghoe, Aston, yeoman, and Edward Steward of Ivinghoe, yeoman (Exors. of Wm. Stoaks) husbandman of Ivinghoe.
Horseleys and Garmers Dell. And Bond on paper.
Witnesses.
Signatures.

Ivinghoe  [no ref. or date]

Bond £1150.  AH 1172  14th April 1738

Contents:
Wm. Wingfield and Sarah his wife, late of Nettledon but then of Chesham, draper, to John Mariot of Chipperfield Kings Langley, gent.
Messuage in Nettledon and closes, etc. called Gt. Horseleys, the C/f piece, Heavesden wick, Short Butts, Gt. Hone, Upper Hone, Middle Hone, Little Hone, three-cornered Pightle, Home Close, Stonyfield, Martins Field, Pipers Hill, Upper Sergeants Close, Lower ditto, Stoney Field Spring, Stoney Field Dell and Martins Field Dell. 50 acres - occupier J. Sibley.
Signatures - Wm. Ginger, steward
J. Rose
Ezekiell Clarke
Jeremiah Gladman
T. Rolph
Endorsements - To secure £1150. Receipts for mortgage money 1740.

NORTHCHURCH, ETC.  [no ref. or date]

Assignment of Mortgage.  AH 1173  26th March 1740

Contents:
John Mariott (1); Wm. and Sarah Wingfield (Sarah, daughter of Henry Deane) (2); Scroop Duke of Bridgewater (3); Thomas Hume of Ashridge (4).
Horseley and Garmer Dell.

Lease and Release.  AH 1174-1175  26th March 1740

Contents:
William and Sarah Wingfield to Scroop Duke of Bridgewater.
Horseley and Garmer Dell. £100.

GREAT GADDESDEN  [no ref. or date]

Surrender (original); Manor of Southall in Gt. Gaddesden.  AH 1176  26th March 1740

Contents:
William and Sarah Wingfield in right of Sarah to Scroop Duke of Bridgewater.
Close of arable called Chessendon, 6 acres.

GREAT GADDESDEN - NETTLEDEN  [no ref. or date]

Surrender: Manor of Great Gaddesden.  AH 1177  26th March 1740

Contents:
William and Sarah Wingfield.
Copyhold messuage and lands at Nettleden, as before.

MENTMORE  [no ref. or date]

Fine.  AH 1178  1740

Contents:
Scroop Duke of Bridgewater; Henry and Elizabeth Wheeler; Thos, and Anne Collier; William and Sarah Wingfield; John and Hephzibah Heddy.
A cottage, garden, orchard, 10 acres of land and 1/3 pasture for 3 cows in Wingrave, Pightlesthorne, Mentmore and Leadbourne Green in the Parish of Mentmore. £60.
Endorsements - Note these deeds were found in an original parcel "C.2 Gt. Gaddesden".
Easter 1740

ASHRIDGE  [no ref. or date]

Family Settlements  [no ref. or date]

Lease to secure payment of £14,000, portion of Lady Elisabeth Cranfield to Earl of Bridgewater.  AH 1179  19th October 1664

Seals - armorial: Napier's gone.

Contents:
1) John, Earl of Bridgewater; 2) Henry Stanley of London, Dr. of Physic, John Halsey of Lincolne Inn; 3) Anthony, Lord Ashley, Sir Beauchamp St. John, Sir John Napier and Chas. Cheyney of Chelsea.
Closes, wood, grounds and meres in the ancient Black park now disparked (except those occupied by Wm. Sandford, gent.) inclosed grounds known as the Forest of Bubney, pasture and woodgrounds known as Ashwood, occupied by Charles Mainwaring Esq. and two farms adjoining, occupied by Thos.
Fox and Rd. Hughes.
Witnesses - as before.
Signatures.
Endorsements - Receipt for the £14,000, agd.
J. Bridgewater. Witnesses - J. Ditton, R. Blower, George Walker, Wm. Dale.

Marriage Articles.  AH 1180  21st October 1664

Seals - Ashley's gone; Bridgewater and St. John damaged.

Contents:
1) John, Earl of Bridgewater;
2) Anthony, Lord Ashley, Chancellor of Exchequer, Sir Beauchamp St. John of Tilbrooke, Beds., Sir J. Napier of Luton Hooe, Beds., and Charles Cheyne of Chelsea;
3) John, Lord Brackley and Lady Elisabeth Cranfield.
£7,000, Lady Elisabeth's portion and £7,000 from her deceased sister Lady Anne, when the same can be had to Earl, John is 18 and to have £1,200 per annum and at 21 £1,500 per annum in Salop land. To live with the Earl and pay £600 per annum for dyett, firing and horsemeat for themselves, 11 servants and 14 horses and £700 after John, Viscount Brackley is 21.
Witnesses - John Halsey
Chandos
J. Dutton
H. Stanley
R. Blower
Sam. Wardes
Ja. Coursey
Tho. Thomas
Henray Rogers
Signatures - 1 and 2.

Marriage Settlement.  AH 1181  21st October 1664

Contents:
1) John, Earl of Bridgewater; 2) Anthony, Lord Ashley, Sir Beauchamp St. John, Sir J. Napier and Charles Cheyne; 3) John, Viscount Brachley, son and heir of Lord Bridgewater and Lady Elisabeth Cranfield, daughter of James, Earl of Middlesex.
Manors of Blackmore, Whitchurch and Doddington and the Advowson of Whitchurch and all lands in Blakemere, Whitchurch, Burghall, Blackparke, Bubney Ashmagna, Ashparva, Oldwood house, Newwood house, Hollyhurst, Chinnell, Tilstocke, Steele, Willaston, Cloverley, Calverhall, Hinton, Newport, Doddington, Blackoe, Alkinton, Edgeley and Whixall, Salop. Mansion house of Ashridge and its appurtenances in Ashridge, Pitchthorne als. Pitstone and Barkhampstead in Herts. and Bucks. Manors of Ashridge, Gadesden cum Frithesden, Gadesden and Fristhesden and Little Gadesden als. Lucyes. Ashridge Park and the red deer park there and lands and tithes in Ashridge, Little Gadesden, Frithesden, Great Gadesden, Barkhampstead, Northchurch, Pitstone, Nettleden, Ivinghoe, Edlesborough, Dagnall and Hudnall in Bucks. and Herts. Manor of Ivinghoe and Warren of Coveys at Wadhurst in Ivinghoe.
Manors of Pitston, Morants, Butlers, Earle, Marnitts and Dagnall, Bucks. Rectories of Pitston and Edlesborough. Manors of Great Gaddesden and Southall and their appurtenances in Great Gaddesden, Hemel Hempstead and Ivinghoe. The Hundred of Kings Sutton and Manors of Brackley and Halse, Northants. and lands in Bucks., Herts and Evenley. Advowson of Little Gaddesden; Advowson of Chettingdon, Bucks.; Advowsons of the Vicarages of Ivinghoe, Pitstone and Edlesborough and of Wingrave and all lands in Ashridge, Little Gaddesden, Frithesden, Great Gaddesden, Barkhamsteed, Northchurch, Hemel Hempstead, Pitstone, Nettleden, Ivinghoe, Edlesborough, Dagnall or Hudnall, Tottenall, Beds.; Manor of Marbury, Cheshire.
Witnesses - as on articles.
Signatures - Bridgewater
Brackley
E. Cranfield
Endorsements - Revocation re Marbury and Advowson of Edlesborough and limitations to younger sons. 29th March 1673.

Surrender.  AH 1182  20th March 1672

Contents:
Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury; Sir John Napier and Charles Cheyne to John, Earl of Bridgewater and John, Lord Brackley, his son.
Of all estates settled on the marriage of John, Lord Brackley and Lady Elisabeth Cranfield.
Witnesses - Hen. Guy.
Signatures - Shaftesbury
Napier
Cheyney

Revocation of the Settlement, on the marriage of Lord Brackley and Lady Elisabeth Cranfield, who has died without issue male.  AH 1183  29th March 1673

Settlement on the Marriage of John, Lord Brackley and Lady Jane Pawlett.  AH 1184-1186  1st/2nd April 1673

Contents:
John, Lord Bridgewater and John, Lord Brackley; Anthony, Lord Shaftesbury, Wm., Lord Bedford, Sir John Norton of Rotherfield, Hants., Sir John Napier of Luton Hoo Beds.
Whitchurch Marbury, Ashridge and Brackley estates. Dowry £12,000.
Witnesses.
Signatures.
Endorsements - Receipt for jowry.

Possession Lease (counterpart).  AH 1185  1st April 1673

Exemplification of Will of Charles Pawlet, Duke of Bolton.  AH 1187  9th April 1694; 10th January 1700/1

Seals - good, great Seal of William III (mended).

Contents:
(Proved in Chancery), leaving lead mines to second son, William Pawlett, and £8,000.
And to son-in-law John, 3rd Lord Bridgewater, rem. Scroop his son, rem. William, Henry, John, his younger sons succesively. Fee farm rents if not sold, subject to payment of my debts to Earl of Bridgewater. £5,000 and the lead mines leased from the Earls of Burlington and Thanet in Craven and Westmorland and those leased or purchased of John Hilton at Hilton or Murton, Westmorland and those in Wardale in lease from and partnership with Mr. Wharton and plate jewels and residue both real and personal for benefit of his wife and younger children.
Manors of Heighley als. Haleigh, Durham; Sutton Howgrave and Cauldwell, York, and all other land bought from Thos. Savage, Lord Colchester to Lord Bridgewater, £5,000 to Jane, Countess of Bridgewater and necklace of large pearls which was her mother's, then to her daughter Lady Mary Egerton on her marriage.

Probate of John, 3rd Lord Bridgewater.  AH 1188  10th May 1687; 4th March 1700/1; 26th April 1701

Seals - fragment.

Contents:
Books and coins as heirlooms to Scroop. Coaches, coach horses to wife Jane, and plate jewels and household stuff for life, then to divide among children as she thinks fit. All lands to brothers, Sir Wm. Egerton and Charles Egerton, Wm. Cheyne, heir of Lord Cheyne, and Alexander Napier of Hatton Garden to pay debts, then to heir male.
Codicil all to Jane to pay debts and divide among their children.

Possession Lease for Settlement.  AH 1189  1st February 1702/3

Contents:
Scroop, Earl of Bridgewater, and Jane, Dowager Countess of Bridgewater, to William, Lord Cheyne and Hon. Charles Egerton.
Salop, Ashridge and Brackley.
Signatures.

Order in Chancery.  AH 1190A  14th July 1704

Contents:
Tobays Jenkins, plt., Jane, Dowager Countess of Bridgewater, executor of John, Lord Bridgewater; Charles, Duke of Bolton, Sir Charles Wyndham, Rd. Robinson and the five younger children of the Earl by Chas. Egerton, their guardian.
Confirming sale of fee farm rents left by Duke of Bolton to Earl of Bridgewater and contracted to be sold to Tobyas Jenkins by the Earl for £11,000.

Assignment of Mortgage to secure legacies; the Duke of Bolton's £200 legacies to Mary Jenkyns and the Earl of Winchester, his grandchildren.  AH 1190B  19th December 1706

Contents:
1) John Peirce of St. James, Westminster; 2) Jane, Countess Dowager of Bridgewater, Sir Charles Wyndham and Rd. Robinson of St. Clement Danes (exors. of Charles, Duke of Bolton); 3) Charles, Marquis of Winchester, grandson of the Duke of Bolton; 4) Robert Child of London, goldsmith.
Moiety of Manor of Normanby in Pickering Lyth, Yorks.
Endorsements - 21st July 1707. Transfer to John Morse of London, goldsmith, for £5136. 12. 0.

Declaration of Trust.  AH 1191  22nd July 1707

Seals.

Contents:
John Morse to Jane, Dowager Countess of Bridgewater.
Witnesses - John Peirce, Saml. Child
Signatures.

Schedule of Settlements of the Estates of John, 3rd Earl of Bridgewater, and of the estates of the Duke of Bolton, left to pay the Earl's debts and his daughters Lady Mary Byron and Lady Elizabeth Paget and of the Will of Jane, Countess Dowager of Bridgewater.  AH 1192  1701-1718

LITTLE GRADDESDEN  [no ref. or date]

Case for Counsel; Manor of Ashridge.  AH 1193  c.1721

Contents:
On the Will of Jane, Countess of Bridgewater's Will.
Whether cash and securities in the drawers on which her strong box stood are included in a bequest of the box and contents.

Order in Chancery.  AH 1194  9th December 1723

Contents:
Thos. Catesby Pagett called Lord Paget and Lady Elizabeth [nee Egerton] his wife, plt., Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater, deft.
Allotting the contents of the drawer in the table on which the strong box stood and the contents of the black deal press to the Duke as residuary legatee of his mother Jane, Countess of Bridgewater.

Abstract of Will of Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater.  AH 1195-1196  5th February 1742/3

Contents:
Confirmed settlement of Lancashire estate on Lord Francis [3rd Duke], Bridgewater House and adjoining property, furniture and plate.
Rachel during widowhood, £500 annuity and jewels, linen, and coaches and horses.
All books to be heirlooms.
Ladies Louisa, Caroline and Diana, fortunes made up to £10,000 or £12,000 if one dies; if all sons die £20,000 apiece and £10,000 to Lady jersey.
£200 annuity to Sir Paul Methuen and Samuel Egerton during minority of Lord Brackley or Lord Francis.
Residue to Lord Brackley.
Dowager Duchese, Sir Paul Methuen and Samuel Egerton, executors or guardians.

YORKSHIRE  [no ref. or date]

Mr. Hammond's account for the Bridgewater estate in York and Durham, £1,554. 6. 8¾.  AH 1197  1748

Contents:
Tenants' names and rents.
Winston, Caldwell, Brachs, Skeeby, Bracken, York,Williamsfield, Sutton, Dishforth, Norton, Ovington, Whitwell, Markenfield.
Michaelmas 1748

Family Settlements  [no ref. or date]

Case and Opinion of Counsel, as to the necessity of dealing with the portions term under first Duke's Marriage; Settlement (1722) with Lady Rachel Russell.  AH 1198  10th June 1763

Contents:
Recites Settlement and assignment of Lady Gower's share.
Whitchurch estate.

Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater  [no ref. or date]

Miscellaneous Estate Papers  [no ref. or date]

Copy confirmation of endowment of Ivingho Vicarage on the appropriation of the Rectory to the College of Ashridge - extracted from Bishop of Lincoln's Registry.  AH 1199  1420

Terrier of Rectory of Myddle, Salop.  AH 1200  3rd October 1699

Names of the Livings in my Lord's gift and their annual value.  AH 1201  1650-1750

Contents:
Settrington, Agnes Burton and Dunnington (Yorks.); Whitchurch cum Marbury, Ellesmere, Middle (Salop), -Wingrave, Cheddington, -Ivinghoe, -Pittesthorne, Edlesborough, -Nettledon (Bucks), Lt. Gaddesden (Herts.).

Presentation.  AH 1202  23rd February 1724/5

Contents:
Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater to Rev. John Kay.
Free Chapel of Ellenbrocke, [Langs] diocese Chester.

Copy Presentation by Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater, of Wm. Coleman to Rectory of Little Gaddesden  AH 1203  15th November 1728
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Endorsements - John Dodson's presentation to Edlesborough 1729; Thos. Frewen to Ivinghoe 1729; Sam. Jenks to Ellesmere (Salop) 1732.

Bill of Thomas Williams re action for deprivation of Mr. Burton, Rector of Credenhill, Hereford, for now residency (paid by Duke of Bridgewater).  AH 1204-1205  4th July 1740

Bill of Thomas Williams re Reignolds v. Burton for non residence as Rector of Credenhill, Hereford, and 5 more, paid by the Duke of Bridgewater.  AH 1206-1210  31st January 1740/1

Presentation.  AH 1211  26th November 1742

Contents:
Robert Crewfoot Vicarage of Edlesborough on death of John Dodgson.

Presentation.  AH 1212  7th March 174/3

Contents:
(Copy)
Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater, to Charles Tough to the
Rectory of Little Gaddesden on the death of William Colemare.

Presentation.  AH 1213  9th August 1743

Contents:
(Copy).
Rev. Wm. Pitman
Rectory of Cheddington on death of Wm. Beasley.

List of Dates of Presentation to livings of; Settrington and Donnington, Yorks., Wingrave, Bucks., Aldbury and-Little Gaddesden, Herts.  AH 1214  1752-1754

Names of Persons in livings in the gift of the Duke of Bridgewater and date of their presentation and cover.  AH 1215A & B  1700-99

Contents:
Michaelmas C. 18

Lease and release.  AH 1216-1218  7th/8th April 1758

Contents:
Lord R to make tenant to Praecipe and Recovery.
1) Francis, Duke of Bridgewater;
2)Thomas Gilbert of Inner Temple;
3) Robert Wood of Cleveland Row;
The Bridgewate, Salop, Ashridge and Brachley estates.

Henry Paget, Earl of Uxbridge  [no ref. or date]

Executors' Accounts of William Egerton as Administrator of the personal estate of Henry [Paget] Earl of Uxbridge - son of Lady Elizabeth, sister of Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater (£45,740) divisible among the Egerton family.  AH 1219  1769-1774

Contents:
Curzon Street, Beaudesert, Crewsly, Dawley, Uxbridge, Drayton, Burton.

CHERTSEY  [no ref. or date]

Copy of extract of Lease by James I to Prince Charles' Trustees, Sir Francis Bacon, Sir John Daccombe, Thomas Murray, Sir James Fullerton, John Walter and Thomas Trevor, for 99 years as relates to the Manors of Chertsey and Hardwicke - late possessions of the Monastery of Chertsey.  AH 1220  10th January 1617

Abstract of Title of the Duke of Bridgewater and others (Francis, Duke of Bridgewater and his sisters).  AH 1221  23rd March 1676; c. 1750

Contents:
Chertsey and Hardwick lease reciting agreement of 1717 whereby John, Earl of Bridgewater, as mortgagee received a share in lieu of a mortgage received a share in lieu of a mortgage inherited from the Duke of Bolton.

Abstract of Duke of Bridgewater's Grants of the Manors of Chertsey and Hardwick.  AH 1222  c.1740

Contents:
Inspeximus of Grant of 23rd March 1676 (reciting deed of 31st July 1672) by Henry, Earl of St. Albans and others by the King's command to Denzil, Lord Holles, for residue of 99 year terms granted in 1616 in trust for the Queen for life remainder to the King with a further term of 43 years) by the King to Sir Gilbert Talbot and Sir Peter Wynche from the Queen's death for the residue of the terms.

A computed survey of part of the crown land in the parish of Chertsey Beomond.  AH 1223  1731

Contents:
Surveyed by J. Brown, giving names of farms, tenants, fields, cultivations and areas (no map).

Survey and report. Manor of Chertsey and Hardwick.  AH 1224  c. 1750

Survey book and report on the 'demesne' lands, giving field names, areas, condition of buildings, etc.  AH 1225  c.1750

Deputation to Gamekeeper.  AH 1226  23rd June 1779

Contents:
Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, Earl Gower, Earl of Clarendon, Lady Caroline Egerton and Hugh Hammersley, Rd. Wapshot of Lyne Green, Surrey.
Manors of Chertsey and Hardwick.

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1227  29th September 1724

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1228  1725

Contents:
Ladyday 1725

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1229  1725

Contents:
Michaelmas 1725

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1230  1726

Contents:
Ladyday 1726

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1231  1726

Contents:
Michaelmas 1726

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1232  1727

Contents:
Ladyday 1727

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1233  1727

Contents:
Michaelmas 1727

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1234  1728

Contents:
Ladyday 1728

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1235  1728

Contents:
Michaelmas 1728

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1236  1729

Contents:
Ladyday 1729

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1237  1729

Contents:
Michaelmas 1729

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1238  1730

Contents:
Ladyday 1730

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1239  1730

Contents:
Michaelmas 1730

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1240  1731

Contents:
Ladyday 1731

John Launder's account with the Duke of Bridgewater, Lord Berkley and Lord Lansdowne's assignee for the half year's rent £114. 15. 11½.  AH 1241  1731

Contents:
Michaelmas 1731

Rental giving tenants' names, rents and land tax.  AH 1242  1731

Contents:
Endorsed 1732. Apparently the sub-lease had fallen in. Ladyday 1731

Rental giving tenants' and cottagers' names, etc.  AH 1243  1732

Contents:
Michaelmas 1732

Account; John Pierce Esq. replacing Lord Lansdownes assignee.  AH 1244  1732

Contents:
Michaelmas 1732

AS AH 1244  AH 1245  1732

Contents:
Ladyday 1733

List of Leases giving field names, 6 tenants and 6 cottage tenants.  AH 1246  5th July 1733

Contents:
All for 21 years except Manor of Hardwick, house next the Kings Head Inn and John Dewdney, house in Chertsey for 40 years.

Account.  AH 1247  1733

Contents:
Michaelmas 1733

Account.  AH 1248  1734

Contents:
Ladyday 1734

Account.  AH 1249  1734

Contents:
Michaelmas 1734

Account.  AH 1250  1735

Contents:
Ladyday 1735

Account.  AH 1251  1735

Contents:
Michaelmas 1735

Account.  AH 1252  1736

Contents:
Ladyday 1736

Account with rental annexed.  AH 1253  1736

Contents:
Michaelmas 1736

Account.  AH 1254  1737

Contents:
Ladyday 1737

Account.  AH 1255  1737

Contents:
Michaelmas 1737

Account.  AH 1256  1738

Contents:
Ladyday 1738

Account.  AH 1257  1738

Contents:
Michaelmas 1738

Account.  AH 1258  1739

Contents:
Ladyday 1739

Account.  AH 1259  1740

Contents:
Ladyday 1740

Account of costs for suits against Littleton Burton, Clerk, deducted from the Michaelmas and Ladyday rents.  AH 1260  1740

Contents:
Michaelmas 1740

Account as AH 1259  AH 1261  1740

Contents:
Michaelmas 1740

Account as AH 1259  AH 1262  1741

Contents:
Ladyday 1741

Account as AH 1259  AH 1263  1741

Contents:
Michaelmas 1741

Rental giving tenants and property names and rents: total £1099. 1. 1¼., with a calculation of the value of Lord Berkley's share.  AH 1264  1741

Contents:
Michaelmas 1741

Account of arrears of rent.  AH 1265  1741

Contents:
Michaelmas 1741

Account as AH 1263  AH 1266  1742

Contents:
Ladyday 1742

As AH1263 Lord Bridgewater having bought out Mr. Pierce and Lord Berkley.  AH 1267  1742

Contents:
Michaelmas 1742

As AH1263  AH 1268  1743

Contents:
Ladyday 1743

As AH1263  AH 1269  1743

Contents:
Michaelmas 1743

Particulars of Manors of Chertsey and Hardwick held by Crown Lease which expires in 1800, giving details of sub leases and a good description of the farms and lands.  AH 1270  undated

Under the intestacy of the infant second Duke of Bridgewater the lease was divided between his brother and sisters and was held by Francis, Duke of Bridgewater 2/6ths, Earl Gower 1/6th, Lady Caroline Egerton 1/6th, Earl of Jersey 1/6th, Hugh Hammersley Esq. 1/6th. Rent account (2 receipts pinned on) by Thos. Richardson.  AH 1271  [n.d.]

Contents:
Michaelmas 1781

As AH 1271  AH 1272  1782

Contents:
Michaelmas 1782

As AH 1271 (2 receipts pinned on).  AH 1273  1783

Contents:
Michaelmas 1783

As AH 1271  AH 1274  1784

Contents:
Michaelmas 1784

Letter.  AH 1275  23rd February 1785

Contents:
Charles Pembroke to [the Agent] that Sir Joseph Mawbey has been claiming tithe and recently has been defeated in a lawsuit, encloses petition of the Tenants asking for support in bringing a suit on their behalf.

Tenants' case enclosed in AH1275  AH 1276  undated

Letter.  AH 1277  25th May 1785

Contents:
Hugh Hammersley to Mr. Richardson approving taking Counsel's opinion on tithe claim.

Letter.  AH 1278  5th August 1785

Contents:
Hugh Hammersley that Mr. Wapshot wishes to keep the Manor of Chertsey (as gamekeeper) but give up the Manor of Hardwicke to Hammersley's servants and enclosing fresh deputation (signed).

Rent account.  AH 1279  1790

Contents:
Michaelmas 1790

Rent account.  AH 1280  1791

Contents:
Michaelmas 1791

Rent account.  AH 1281  1792

Contents:
Michaelmas 1792

Letter.  AH 1282  20th October 1793

Contents:
Charles Pembroke to Mr. Gilbert, the Duke's agent, that he has sent a rental to the Commissioners of the and Revenue. Questions and answers relating to the conducting of the Manor and its rights.

Rent account.  AH 1283  1793

Contents:
Michaelmas 1793

Rent account.  AH 1284  1794

Contents:
Michaelmas 1794

Vouchers.  AH 1285  undated

List of Fines received.  AH 1286  1794

Ladyday Land Tax.  AH 1287  undated

Tenants' dinner (Billhead of The Crown Inn, Chertsey 1773).  AH 1288  11th June 1794

Crown rent receipt for £211. 13. 3.  AH 1289  1794

Printed.

Contents:
Michaelmas 1794.

Court Jury Dinner (Crown, Billhead).  AH 1290  27th January 1795

Tenants' dinner.  AH 1291  28th January 1795

Michaelmas Land Tax.  AH 1292  28th January 1795

PICCADILLY  [no ref. or date]

Matthew Brettinghams Sen. and Jun. receipted bill for building Sir Rd. Lyttleton's house in Piccadilly 1761-1764, £5,242. 17. 6.).  AH 1297-1336  19th May 1767

Contents:
Thos. Clarke, plaster; Ralph Watson, carver; James Loveland John Marsden (apprentice) marble chimney piece carvers; Miller, carver [Ben Pujolas, surveyor for carving]; Thos. Morton, bricklayer; Thomas and Benjamin Carter, carvers of chimney pieces.
Surveying and selling house in Cavendish Square ? to Princess Amelia and repairing Sir Richard's house by the River at Richmond. Alex Rouchead sen., plain marble work.
Endorsements - Purchase of land: Golden Key public house, etc.

Sir Richard Lyttleton's Papers  [no ref. or date]

Will (original) of John Jeffreys of St. George, Hanover Square.  AH 1293  29th April 1750

Contents:
The Woodrowe, Brook Farm and Sheeply Farm near Bromagrove, to cousin John Spilsbury, legacies to his brother Hall Spilsbury, and sisters Mrs. Butter, Mrs. Bradshaw, and Mrs. Edge; cousin, Rev. Francis Spilsbury; servant, Mr. Samuel May; cousin, John Bridge Esq. of Gt. George Street, £100 annuitly. Residue to good friend and relation, Col. Richard Lyttleton

Probate of will of John Jeffreys AH1293 the (P.C.C.).  AH 1294  18th May 1750

Contents:
Registered:
Chelsea Water Works; 386 Annuities; London Assurance, etc.

Copy of letters between Mr. Crispin and Mr. Jenkins, i.e. charges by Mr. Nence of unfair dealing in pictures and works of art in Rome (?), particularly in regard to his dealings with Lord Fordwich [3rd Earl Cowper].  AH 1295  11th March 1762

Draft letter to [an artist in crayon ? Russell] from sir Rd. Lyttleton re AH 1295  AH 1296-1336  14th August 1762

Letter - John Burrows of St George's, Hanover Square, Esq., admitting being deficient in his account £350, having advanced £800 to set up Mrs. Burrows in partnership with her brother.  AH 1337  23rd November 1766

AS AH1337, very penitent.  AH 1338  23rd December 1766

Letter - Hendley Nind.  AH 1339  27th December 1766

Contents:
Dr. Burrows is entitled to £900 on the stock in trade and Mrs. Nind will give Sir Rd. security for the sum he requires. The French chimney dogs shall be sent on Monday next.

Letter - J. Burrows confirming.  AH 1340  undated

Bond - John Burrows to Sir Rd. Lyttleton £749.  AH 1341  1st January 1767

Appointment of Attorneys to submit to Judgement against John Burrows.  AH 1342  1st January 1767

Assignment - John Burrows to Sir Rd. Lyttleton of debt due from Hendley Ninds of St. Margaret, Westminster, Ironmonger and Brazier.  AH 1343  4th February 1767

Bond - John Wilson now bound on a voyage to Madras on board ship Grosvenor, Capt. Saunders as a Cadet or Volunteer in the East India Co. to Sir Rd. Lyttleton. £71.  AH 1344  16th December 1767

Bill of Exchange for £400. Henry Bude (or Budd) on Thomas Taylor, tanner at the Graing, Southwark, accepted, Tho. Taylor.  AH 1345  5th June 1769

As AH1345 £425.  AH 1346  5th June 1769

Bond - Arthur Annesley, Earl of Anglesey, to Sir Rd. Lyttleton, £350.  AH 1347  27th February 1770

Epitome of Sir Rd. Lyttleton's will.  AH 1348  11th October 1770

Contents:
Share in Chertsey and Hardwick estate and his residue to wife, Rachel, Duchess of Bridgewater.
Executors: Col. Spencer Cowper, the Duchese, and Thomas Pitt.

Will (copy) of Sir Richard Lyttleton.  AH 1349  11th October 1770

Contents:
House in Chelsea, its contents, share in Manors of Chertsey and Hardwicke and £10,000 settlement and residue of estate to wife Rachel,7 Dowager Duchess of Bridgewater.
House in Piccadilly and contents to her for life, then sold (except family pictures and Lord Ligoniers picture), ½ to brother Wm. Hy. Littleton, ½ to nephew Thos. Pitt. Legacies to Mary and Rachel Owen and servants.
House in Mount Street occupied by Hon. James Grenville and its goods to Wm. Hy. Lyttlelton; £10,000 Thomas Pitt; Lord Lyttleton, then to brother William Lytton.
Col. Spencer Cowper, wife, Rachel Countess of Bridgewater and Thomas Pitt executors.
Good.

Schedule of bonds, etc. delivered to Drummonds.  AH 1350A  [n.d.]

Letter - Wm. Budd of Wanborow [Guildford], Surrey, farmer, to Spencer Cowper re giving a bond to the Duchess of Bridgewater for the dividend from Mr. Taylor's effects.  AH 1350B  29th April 1774

Bond - Wm. Budd to Sir Rd. Lyttleton's executors.  AH 1351  14th May 1774

Copy letter - Colonel Spencer Cowper to John Burrows.  AH 1352  8th February 1775

Contents:
Mr. Nind has lately come into possession of a considerable fortune and asking for payment of Bond.

Letter.  AH 1353  10th February 1775

Contents:
J. Burrows to Spencer cowper he will see Mr. Nind.

Letter - Wm. Budd to Spencer Cowper, there has not yet been a final dividend.  AH 1354  10th February 1776

Letter - John Hill to Spencer Cowper.  AH 1355  29th April

Contents:
Lady Granby cannot pay till land in wales is sold by Act (penny postmark).

Copy letter - Spencer Cowper to Peter Taylor re Lord Granby's bond for £1,000.  AH 1356  5th October 1776

Bond.  AH 1357  25th March 1777

Contents:
Sir James Cockburn of Soho Square, Westminster, to Rachel, Dowager Duchess of Bridgewater, for £1,000 part of £40,000 mortgage to Peregrine Cust of Gt. George Street, and John Marlar of London, banker, of Plantation and Negross in Dominica.

Bond.  AH 1358  25th March 1777

Contents:
Henry Douglas and Sir James Cockburn both of Soho Square of the firm of Douglas & Cockburn of London, merchants, to pay interest on above £1,000

List of papers delivered by Colonel Spencer Cowper to the Duke of Bridgewater.  AH 1359  24th May 1777

Note - the Duke of Bridgewater demanding an account.  AH 1360  4th June 1777

Letter - Thos. Gilbert to Duke of Bridgewater  AH 1361  5th June 1777

Contents:
Col. Cowper 'did not seem at all pleased'.

Colonel Cowper's first account.  AH 1362  undated

Colonel Cowper's second account.  AH 1363  undated

Draft executors' account.  AH 1364  undated

Gilbert's observations on Colonel Cowper's accounts.  AH 1365  undated

List of Bonds.  AH 1366  undated

Notes re bonds.  AH 1367  undated

Notes re bonds.  AH 1368  undated

List of securities re Sir James Cockburn's £1,000 loan.  AH 1369  25 March 1777

Letter.  AH 1370  25th October 1777

Contents:
Colonel Cowper to Lord Bridgewater re accounts enclosing copy of Drummond's bank book and mentions Mr. "Nichornes" bill for Sir Rd. Lyttleton's monument [Bank book shows £24. 6. o. paid to Fra Hiorne 31 March 1773] and an annuity for Soleiroli, an Italian servant, ruptured in lifting Sir Rd. or Her Grace from their carriage - he keeps a little turner's shop in Marybone Street near the Haymarket.

Explanation of payments shown in Drummond's book.  AH 1371  undated

Contents:
Gift of £20 to outfit Lt. Colleton, R.A. for American services. £336 paid Mr. Major, the engraver in St. Martin's Lane for a Murillio (?) bought of him at auction...placed over the chimney in her eating room at Chelsea.
Mortgage of Duke of Leed's and house at st. James.

'The Duke of Bridgewater requires an account.'  AH 1372  [n.d.]

Note: col. Cowper requests Mr. Gilbert to call in reply.  AH 1373  23rd January 1778

Seal - armorial, good

Memoranda of Mr. Gilbert ? on accounts.  AH 1374  31st January 1778

Extracts from the Banking accounts.  AH 1375  31st January 1778

Letter - Lord Bridgewater from Ashridge to Col. Cowper re accounts (copy).  AH 1376  24th May 1778

Letter - Drummond & Co. to Thomas Gilbert acknowledging payment to Thomas Pitt's (of Buconnoc) account.  AH 1377  5th September 1778

Letter - Joseph Hill to Ld. Bridgewater, the Duke of Rutland is paying his father, Lord Granby's debts.  AH 1378  26th December 1783

Receipt for the Duke of Rutland's bond for £1130 and £530 in cash from James Meyrick, Ld. Granby's administrator.  AH 1379  14th February 1784

Letter - Joseph Hill to T. Gilbert (?) to pay off the Duke of Rutland's Bond.  AH 1380  14th November 1786

Bank Book Executors of Sir Rd. Lyttleton with R. Child & Co. Share in Indiaman Ship, Osterley.  AH 1381  1770 - 1773

Certified copy of AH1381  AH 1382  6th June 1777

Certified copy of Executors' account with John Drummond & Co.  AH 1383  6th June 1777

Contents:
Receipts from Mylne ? stone from Guernsey. Ground rent to Ld.Stratton Berekeley of for Piccadilly House. Payment to Fredk. kandler; Fra Hirm; Loan to Sir Brian and Lady Mary Broughton.

Executors' accounts settled with the Dowager Duchess and signed.  AH 1384  [n.d.]

Bank Book.  AH 1385  1770-1777

Contents:
Colonel Spencer Cowper; the Duchess Dowager of Bridgewater and Thomas Pitt Esq., Executors of Sir Richard Lyttleton.

Memorandum on payments re Sir Rd. Lyttleton's estate.  AH 1386  [n.d.]

Contents:
Mentions £24. 6.0. paid March 31st 1773 to Francis Hiorn for Sir Richard's monument.

Summary account of Executors of Sir Richard Lyttleton extracted from the Bank Books (in Col. Cowper's hand).  AH 1387A & B  c. 1770-1777

Contents:
Accounts with the Duchess of Bridgewater and receipts and payments to Drummonds [Bank].

Receipt by Alexander Hope for £100 from Sir Rd. Lyttleton for Hon. Mrs. Elis. Barrington.  AH 1388  22nd October 1767

Receipt by Thos. Oliver for £340. 15. o. from Col. Cowper.  AH 1389  15th November 1773

Receipt by Alexander Hope for £500. Year's interest on £10,000 mortgage.  AH 1390  18th April 1774

Receipt by George Wheatley for £1434 in discharge of Sir Charles Whitworth's Bond for £1,000 and interest.  AH 1391  13th November 1776

Receipt of James Wortham for £411. 33. 9. damages and costs due from the Duke of Bridgewater in Chelsea Waterworks Company against Spencer Cowper Esq.  AH 1392  16th June 1795

Rental and Outgoings: Brackley, -Gt. Gaddesden, Edlesborow, Lt. Gaddesden, Pittstone, Ivinghoe, Wardes.  AH 1393-1398  1702-7

Contents:
Michaelmas 1702 - Michaelmas 1707

Rental of the Bridgewater estate in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.  AH 1399-1414  1725-1733

Rental of the Bridgewater estate in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.  AH 1415-1436  1734-1744

Mr. Tyler's accounts of the rents of Ashridge and payments made by him.  AH 1437-1441  1752-1756

Contents:
Lists tenants' names only and includes London and Brackley property. Samuel Egerton trustee for Francis, Duke of Bridgewater.

Ashridge rental.  AH 1448-1462  1765-1768

Contents:
Michaelmas 1765 - 1768

Note (perhaps once attached to a portrait) on Thomas Egerton, fourth son of first Earl of Bridgewater who performed the part of the second brother in "Comus".  AH 1463  1700-99

Ashridge Rental, estates in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.  AH 1442-1447  1761-65

Contents:
Michaelmas 1761 Michaelmas 1765

Case of the Rt. Hon. Frederick, Lord Baltimore, Lord Proprietory of the Province of Maryland in America against Messrs. Penn, Propietories of the Province of Pennsylvania.  AH 1464  1632 - 1752

Contents:
Setting out briefly all grants and stages in the affair.

Will of Ann Wood, widow.  AH 1465  25th September 1771

Seals - fine, armorial in cartouche.

Contents:
£110 annuity to Letitia Wood of Dublin, widow, if she survives James, Earl Clanbrissil.
Freeholds in Putney and Leatherhead.
Francis, Duke of Bridgewater and Nicholas Skottowe trustees son, Thomas.

Will. Ann Wood of Stanhope Street, St. George's, Hanover Square, widow.  AH 1466  12th September 1772

Seals - fine armorial.

Contents:
Trustee: Francis, Duke of Bridgewater and Nicholas Skottowe.
Freehold copyhold and leasehold in trust for her son, Robert Wood when he attains the age of 21 years; £6,000 on like trusts; £18,000 daughter, Elisabeth Wood, to be raised from sale of her house in Stanhope Street but not from land share in Ship, Bridgewater, or Pensions in the Irish Establishment.
If both children die, £10,000 to her brothers and sister, Coulson, John, Nicholas and Thos.
Skottowe, Augustine (on trust) and sister Susannah, wife of Thomas Carlisle.
Codicil: Had sold house in Stanhope Street and bough one in South Street.

Francis, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater  [no ref. or date]

Bank Book. Third Duke and John Drummond Esq. & Co.  AH 1467-1483  30th April 1770 - December 1798

Bank Book. Third Duke and Drummonds.  AH 1484-1494  January - December 1799

Drummond & Co.'s acknowledgments of cash and bills paid to Francis, Duke of Bridgewater's credit.  AH 1495-1566  1795 - 1803

Letter.  AH 1567  28th September 1758

Contents:
W. Edwards of Gamull & Edwards, Temple Cloister to - Tomkinson, sending 219 blank printed leases for the Duke of Bridgewater to Warrington, and accounting for rent of "your Chambers".

Bill for [preparing] leases.  AH 1568  [1758]

Account of fines £3313. 16. 0. and costs £131. 16. 6. paid on renewal of leases in Worsley, Middle Hilton and Bedford, Lancs.  AH 1569  [1758]

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater: Bonds  [no ref. or date]

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, to Thomas Gilbert of Inner Temple - £8,000 4 per cent.  AH 1570  13th December 1760

As AH1570 £1,000 4 per cent.  AH 1571  23rd January 1761

As AH1570 of Whitehall - £2,600, lawful interest. Fra. Adams, witness.  AH 1572  21st September 1761

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, to Wm. Turton of Whitchurch, Salop, gent. - £1,267. 10. 0. Receipts endorsed.  AH 1573  5th November 1764

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, and Samuel Egerton of Tatton Park, Cheshire, to John Darlington of Ashton-juxta-Mondrem, Cheshire, gent. - £1,000 4½ per cent.  AH 1574  28th December 1770

As AH1574 to Frances Pigot of New Bond Street, St. George's, Hanover Square, spinster, £5,000.  AH 1575  19th April 1771

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, to Hon. Keith Stewart of Piccadilly, Mddx. - £500.  AH 1576  7th February 1772

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, and Samuel Egerton of Tatton, to Charles Pigott of Chetwynd, Salop, Esq. (one of the younger sons of Robert Pigott) - £4,000.  AH 1577  13th May 1772

As AH1577 Frances Pigott of New Bond Street - £1,000.  AH 1578  13th May 1772

As AH1577 John Leake of Newport, Salop, gent.- £1,000.  AH 1579  28th January 1773

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, to Wm. Spearman of Donnington, Lilleshall, Salop, farmer, for £700 (endorsement only) and assignment to Brooke Hector of Donnington.  AH 1580  20th April 1773

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater to John Spearman of Chessal Grange, Salop, farmer - £500.  AH 1581  20th April 1773

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater to Lewis Dickenson of Newport, Salop, gent. - £600.  AH 1582  25th September 1773

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater to Joseph Robertson of Lombard Street, London - £2,500. Witness - Lord Waldegrave.  AH 1583  13th November 1773

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, to John Badnale of Leek, Staffs., gent - £1,500.  AH 1584  8th November 1774

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, and Thomas Gilbert of Cotton, Staffs., Esq., to Ann Cawley of Wandsworth, Surrey, widow, and Robert Cawley of Norfolk Street, London, apothecary - £1,200.  AH 1585  25th March 1775

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, to William Congreve of Shrewsbury, Esq. - £2,000.  AH 1586  24th May 1776

Seal

Francis, Duke of Bridgewater to Christiana Wheeler of Uttoxeter, Staffs., spinster - £500.  AH 1587  2nd January 1779

Assignment of Bond by John Spearman to Issac Hawkins Browne of Badger, Salop, Esq.  AH 1588  13th November 1779

List of the Duke's Bonds, sixteen, total amount £19,610.  AH 1589  c. 1770

List of Mortgages and Bonds (£47,515) the interest whereof is paid by Peter Gregory.  AH 1590  17th February 1786

Mr. Tomkinson's Accounts  [no ref. or date]

Lawyer's bill for raising money and buying land for the Canal.  AH 1591  1770 - 1788

Contents:
Receipted 14th May 1800.
Witness - R.H. Bradshaw.

Receipted account of money raised on bonds and payment on account of costs and copy.  AH 1592-1593  1770-1

Cash account No. 2; bonds interest and casual purchases.  AH 1594  1771-3

Computation of interest on balances.  AH 1595  1771-3


Related information: See also AH1694 - 1699

Small payments No. 3, giving much Canal history.  AH 1596  1770-7


Related information: See also AH1694 - 1699

Account No. 3.  AH 1597  1773-7


Related information: See also AH1694 - 1699

Account stated Nos. 4 and 5.  AH 1598  1777-9


Related information: See also AH1694 - 1699

Account No. 6 stated 1794.  AH 1599  1779-85


Related information: See also AH1694 - 1699

Account No. 7.  AH 1600  1785


Related information: See also AH1694 - 1699

Account No. 8.  AH 1601  1786-7


Related information: See also AH1694 - 1699

Account No. 9.  AH 1602  1787-8


Related information: See also AH1694 - 1699

Account No. 10, receipted 1794.  AH 1603  1788


Related information: See also AH1694 - 1699

Account of interest on bonds.  AH 1604-1605  undated

2

Observation on Mr. Tomkinson's accounts.  AH 1606-1608  c.1782

3

Calculation of interest on credit balances of Duke of Bridgewater.  AH 1609-1610  [n.d.]

3

Letter.  AH 1611  25th May 1770

Contents:
(Copy) Thos. Gilbert from Ashridge to James Tomkinson of Dorfold, Nantwich, Cheshire "the Duke of Bridgewater....is very desirous that you succeed the late Mr. Tomkinson in the employment which he held under his Grace".

Note of balances due.  AH 1612  1771

Letter.  AH 1613-1614, 1615-1616  21st May 1774

Contents:
Jas. Tomkinson to [Thomas Gilbert] enclosing draft account, Observations on Mr. Tomkinson's accounts.

Receipt by Jas. Tomkinson for a bond.  AH 1617  13th May 1775

Account of interest paid on bonds.  AH 1618  16th October 1778

Letter - Jas. Tomkinson to [Gilbert] on difficulty of getting money.  AH 1619  9th November 1778

Receipt by Henry Tomkinson for principal and interest to repay a bond.  AH 1620  28th March 1779

Letter - Henry Tomkinson to [Gilbert] for £600 in cash.  AH 1621  5th July 1780

Computation of interest on credit balances.  AH 1622  1780-3

Account of interest and covering letter.  AH 1623-1624  2nd July 1784

Letter - Thomas Gilbert to Tomkinson, demanding statement of account.  AH 1625  21st May 1788

Reply to AH1625 and two sheets of notes on accounts.  AH 1626-1628  May 1788

AS AH 1626 - 28 instructing Child & Co. to pay interest on 13 bonds, letter and authority to Childs.  AH 1629-1630  17th July 1788

Letter.  AH 1631-1632  26th July 1788

Contents:
Henry Tomkinson of Nantwich, Cheshire to Thos. Gilbert, re vouchers and interest payments. List of interest.

AS AH 1631-2  AH 1633  3rd November 1788

Letter - H. Tomkinson to Thos. Gilbert; his father is in Ireland, will attend and examine vouchers.  AH 1634  6th June 1789

Miscellaneous.  AH 1635a & b  [n.d.]

Letter - Thos. Gilbert to - Tomkinson refusing payment of £2,000 on account.  AH 1636  [n.d.]

Copy letters.  AH 1637a  [n.d.]

Letter - H. Tomkinson to Gilbert asking for a copy of Mr. Price's calculation.  AH 1637b  29th June 1789

Reply to AH 1637b and copy enclosing calculations.  AH 1638-1639  15th July 1789

Calculation of interest re Mr. Egerton's legacy.  AH 1640  15th July 1789

Letter - Thos. Gilbert to - Tomkinson peremptorily demanding settlement.  AH 1641  30th August 1791

Letter.  AH 1642-1643  30th November 1791

Contents:
Henry Tomkinson to Thos. Gilbert at Cotton Cheadle, Staffordshire, enclosing copy appointment of his father as agent and a settled account - his father's health is very precarious (and copy).

Reply from H. Tomkinson.  AH 1644  17th October 1791

Statements of Case & Co., etc.  AH 1645-1648  N.D.

Letter.  AH 1649  30th April 1794

Contents:
Henry Tomkinson to Duke of Bridgewater. "The beginning of last month my poor father died at Dunstable on his way to London; Mr. Gilbert's faculties impaired (and copy).

Letter to T. Gilbert and copy.  AH 1650-1651  30th April 1794

Letter - John Gilbert from Worsley to his brother [Thomas] enclosing papers from Tomkinson.  AH 1652  4th May 1794

Letter.  AH 1653-1655  10th May 1794

Contents:
Thos. Gilbert to Duke of Bridgewater - highly incensed against Tomkinson. Copy and draft letter not sent to Tomkinson.

Extract of letter from Thomas to John Gilbert.  AH 1656a  15th May 1794

Letter.  AH 1657  24th May 1794

Contents:
Thomas to John Gilbert, called to London "being requested by the Treasury to.....attend parliament.....intend going to Lilleshall.....to give increase and expedition to the sale of our coals".
Suggests lock uniting Rochdale navigation should be like the cassoon lock which "Whieldon has just now finished.....saw the first experiment with Mr. Reynolds in Shropshire".

Letter - John Gilbert to Thomas, mentions Rigby & Bott (of Lilleshall).  AH 1658  25th May 1794

Draft and "I think an enquiry into the disaffected part of the kingdom very necessary and if the worst are discovered it may prevent much mischief".  AH 1659  25th May 1794

Letter - H. Tomkinson to Lord Bridgewater requesting payment of £4,600 principal and interest.  AH 1656b  22nd May 1794

Letter - Thomas Gilbert to Henry Tomkinson and copy.  AH 1660-1661a  28th May 1794

H. Tomkinson's reply to AH1660 (copy).  AH 1661b  7th June 1794

Copy of Gilbert's letter and Tomkinson's reply.  AH 1662  7th June 1794

Contents:
Mentions Mr. Crewe, Mr. Ridgway of Manchester (the Duke's new lawyer), mohey due from Duke of Chandos representatives. He has borrowed £5,000 from Lord Kenyon whom he has known for 30 years. Is retiring as an attorney.

Letter - Henry Tomkinson to Duke of Bridgewater enclosing copies of AH1662  AH 1663  7th June 1794

Letter.  AH 1664  10th June 1794

Contents:
Henry Tomkinson to T. Gilbert objecting to minute calculations of interest by Mr. Price; a long interesting letter recording work done by his father for the Duke.

Copy letter - Henry Tomkinson making appointment with T. Gilbert at Newcastle or Trentham.  AH 1665  23rd June 1794

Letter - T. Gilbert (at a navigation meeting at Stone) refusing to meet Tomkinson until he hands over deeds.  AH 1666  26th June 1794

Copy letter - H. Tomkinson to T. Gilbert pressing for meeting.  AH 1667  1st July 1794

Draft letter - T. Gilbert to H. Tomkinson asking for account and schedule.  AH 1668  1st July 1794

Schedule of deeds, 1754-1766, and a box of proceedings before the commissioners - for lands bought for the Bridgewater Canal to be handed over on payment of the account and copy.  AH 1669-1670  5th July 1794

Contents:
The box of proceedings only mentioned in the schedule - threepapers are not under this ref.

Copy letter - H. Tomkinson to T. Gilbert (almost identical to 10th June).  AH 1671  9th July 1794

Letter - H. Tomkinson to Duke of Bridgewater enclosing copy of AH1671  AH 1672  9th July 1794

Letter - T. Gilbert to Duke of Bridgewater enclosing accounts and copy.  AH 1673-1674  13th July 1794

Letter - Gilbert to Tomkinson (draft).  AH 1675  13th July 1794

Letter - Tomkinson to T. Gilbert.  AH 1676  14th July 1794

Letter - T. Gilbert's reply to H. Tomkinson and re Price's calculation of interest.  AH 1677  15th July 1794

Letter - H. Tomkinson to the Duke enclosing T. Gilbert's letter.  AH 1678-1679  17th July 1794

2

Letter.  AH 1680-1681  19th July 1794

Contents:
T. Gilbert to H. Tomkinson making appointment to meet the Duke at Worsley and re articles for the conveyances from Dutton and Hart and note on deeds.

Letter - H. Tomkinson to T. Gilbert.  AH 1682  20th July 1794

Agreement between Duke of Bridgewater to H. Tomkinson to refer payment of interest to arbitration by Lord Thurlow and Lord Kenyon and copy. Receipt for principal and calculation of interest.  AH 1683-1686  21st July 1794

Letter.  AH 1687-1688  22nd July 1794

Contents:
Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, to Lord Thurlow to act as his arbitrator (signature cut off) and copy.

Letter - Lord Thurlow to Duke of Bridgewater asking for statement of case.  AH 1689  25th July 1794

Letter - J. Gilbert to T. Gilbert enclosing copy of letters of Lord Bridgewater and Thurlow.  AH 1690  30th July 1794

Letter - T. to J. Gilbert.  AH 1691  4th August 1794

Letter - T. Gilbert to the Duke.  AH 1692  11th August 1794

Letter: T. Gilbert to the Duke.  AH 1693  16th August 1794

Various.  AH 1694-1699  1771-94

Contents:
Statements of case on the Duke's behalf draft of part.
Copy correspondence.
Statement of case re Henry Tomkinson.
Statement of interest claimed by the Duke.
Statement of the Duke's exception to interest and re uncompleted purchase Copy - James Tomkinson's account settled with the Duke. 7th March 1771
James Tomkinson's account with the Duke - money raised on bond, purchaser for the canal and payment of interest on bonds. 7th March 1771
James Tomkinson's account with the Duke - money raised on bond, mainly payment of interest. 1773-1777
James Tomkinson's account with the Duke - money raised on bond, mainly payment of interest. 1777-1779
James Tomkinson's account with the Duke - money raised on bond, settled by T. Gilbert and Henry Tomkinson. 1779-1785
James Tomkinson's account with the Duke - money raised on bond, settled by T. Gilbert and Henry Tomkinson. 1785-1786
James Tomkinson's account with the Duke - money raised on bond. [Note account No. 9 for this period is missing]. 1786-1787
James Tomkinson's account with the Duke - money raised on bond, showing balance of £3,603. 17. 1. due from the Duke. 1788
Draft receipt by H. Tomkinson. 21st July 1794
Note of interest claimed on balance from 1788. 21st July 1794
Other items probably identical with AH 1597 - 1603

Letter - H. Tomkinson to T. Gilbert - Lord Kenyon agrees interest is due.  AH 1700  1st October 1795

Copy reply and draft.  AH 1701-1702  6th October 1795

Letter.  AH 1703  6th October 1795

Contents:
T. Gilbert to the Duke, mentions meeting of Shropshire and Shrewsbury Navigation, collection of Salop and Brackley rents. Is meeting Mr. Morris at Sir Rd. Hills.

Letter - H. Tomkinson to T. Gilbert and copy.  AH 1704a & b  14th October 1795

Letters.  AH 1705  6th October 1795; 14th October 1795

Contents:
Copy - Mr. T. Gilbert to H. Tomkinson concerning the arbitration.
Letter - T. Gilbert to the Duke enclosing Tomkinson's letter and copy of his reply and on estate matters, Shropshire and sky navigation, Brackley rent day affair with Sir Rd. Hill.
Letter - H. Tomkinson to T. Gilbert pressing for £397 costs.

Letter - H. Tomkinson to T. Gilbert for appointment in London and copy.  AH 1706  6th December 1795

Letter - T. Gilbert to H. Tomkinson.  AH 1707a & b  11th December 1795

2 copies.

Letter - T. Gilbert to Lord Bridgewater.  AH 1708  11th December 1795

Letter - Tomkinson to Gilbert.  AH 1709  December 1795

Letter - H. Tomkinson to T. Gilbert, his Grace has set out for Long-heat.  AH 1710  24th December 1795

H. Tomkinson's letter and estate business.  AH 1711  29th December 1795

Good seal.

Contents:
Staffordshire Navigation visit to Lilleshall (Duke's nephew).
Post mark

Letter - H. Tomkinson to the Duke of Bridgewater asking for action.  AH 1712  2nd June 1796

Letter - H. Tomkinson to Lord Kenyon reporting no payment.  AH 1713a  6th March 1797

Letter.  AH 1713b  9th March 1797

Contents:
H. Tomkinson to John Sparrow, 9 Suffolk Street - "Lord Kenyon says he is entitled to the interest."

Calculation of interest and costs owed to H. Tomkinson.  AH 1714  11th March 1797

Letter.  AH 1715  12th March 1797

Contents:
H. Tomkinson to Duke of Bridgewater - "Lord Kenyon borrowed from Hoare to complete his large purchases in Shropshire and Wales".

Letter - H. Tomkinson to Duke of Bridgewater, with reply enclosed.  AH 1716  23rd March 1797

Letter.  AH 1717  31st March 1797

Contents:
H. Tomkinson to Duke of Bridgewater, long detailed letter threatening proceedings with copy letter, John William Egerton sending copy to T. Gilbert (endorsed).

Letter - J.W. Egerton.  AH 1718  3rd April 1797

Draft letter - Gilbert to the Duke, enclosing copy letters.  AH 1719-1720  11th April 1797

Letter - Lord Kenyon to Henry Tomkinson.  AH 1721  11th June 1798

Letter - Lord Thurlow to Duke of Bridgewater, returning papers.  AH 1722  N.D.

Various.  AH 1723  1800

Contents:
Letter - Henry Tomkinson of Dorfold [Nantwich] to Duke of Bridgewater asking for appointment. 20th April 1800
Henry Tomkinson's bill of costs against the Duke 1770-1780, duly receipted for £397. 0. 9. Observations on it (3 papers). 14th May 1800

Opinion on case by R. Richards that H. Tomkinson is entitled to interest.  AH 1724  13th June 1800

Letter.  AH 1725  6th November 1800

Contents:
H. Tomkinson to J. Bradshaw, Newman Street, Oxford Road, London, to lay opinion before the Duke [Franked 'Crewe' and postmarks].

Letter saying last had been returned by the post.  AH 1726  19th November 1800

Letter - R.H. B[radshaw] stalling for time.  AH 1727  24th November 1800

Copy letter of 21st May 1788 and of R. Richards' further opinion on it.  AH 1728  10th December 1800

Letter - H. Tomkinson to R.H. Bradshaw enclosing further opinion.  AH 1729  10th January 1801

Letter - John (?) Crewe to R.H. Bradshaw suggesting agreeing accounts before action.  AH 1730  29th April 1801

Letter - R.H. Bradshaw to John Crewe, the Duke will not agree.  AH 1731  3rd May 1801

Accounts for repairs and alterations to Bridgewater House, Cleveland Row, 1796-1799. James Lewis, architect.  [no ref. or date]

Clark and Munn, bricklayers.  AH 1732  1796-99

[Clark and Munn, bricklayers].  AH 1733-1735  1796-99

Robert Wright, carpenter.  AH 1736-1737  1796-99

David Thomas, plasterer.  AH 1738-1742  1796-99

Holroyd and Borrett, plumbers.  AH 1743-1745  1796-99

Martha and Palmer, smiths.  AH 1746-1747  1796-99

Hugh Hunter, mason (measured by George Jernegan).  AH 1748  1796-99

J. Bingley, mason, John Street, Tottenham Court Road, statuary marble chimney pieces.  AH 1749  1796-99

Matt. Bullock, carver.  AH 1750  1796-99

Henry Wood, French marble chimney pieces.  AH 1751  1796-99

John Dallas, painter.  AH 1752  1796-99

John Dallas, painter.  AH 1753a  1796-99

James Keir & Co. - one large iron fanlight.  AH 1753b  1796-99

Brien & Co., glaziers.  AH 1754  1796-99

William Atkinson, slater.  AH 1755  1796-99

James Messenger - balustrades of stone staircase (in wrought iron?).  AH 1756  1796-99

Miscellaneous. bills.  AH 1757  1796-99

Miscellaneous.  AH 1758-1765  1796-99

General account of James Lewis, architect to 1798, £7,000.  AH 1766  1796-99

Lewis' estimate for alteration of windows on garden front.  AH 1767  4th April 1798

Particulars of works to picture gallery, etc.  AH 1768-1769  1799

2

Particulars of extra works to gallery.  AH 1770  1799

Miscellaneous bills and estimates - mentions Lord Berwick's little house.  AH 1771-1788  1796-99

Coachman's travelling expenses on Francis, Duke of Bridgewater's journeys - Ashridge, Worsley, London, etc., giving a complete itinerary.  AH 1789-1819  1778-1797

Eight receipts for money paid by the Duke to William Haytor.  AH 1820  1758-1802

Contents:
For
Brackey Turnpike 1758; interest on Mrs. Elizabeth Haytor's bond (1775, 1792-1802); to pay for Mrs. Lamport's leasehold closes in Lt. Gaddesden 1793.

Lord Stafford's receipts for £6666. 13. 4.  AH 1821  1793-1794

Contents:
1/3 of Lady Caroline Egerton's deeds £20,000 and the interest.
Richard Hill's receipt for £1,000, part of £3,000 bond.
(Quaere Sir Rd. Hill of Hawkestone).

James Elkington junior's receipt for £400 on behalf of Mr. Barber.  AH 1822  1795

William Phillips' receipt for £12. 6. 2. and William Moorcroft vet's bill re horses.  AH 1823  1796

Miller agt. Cooper; Macdougall and Hunter's (plaintiff's attorneys) receipt for £84. 10. 0. taxed costs.  AH 1824  1799

Allen Hunt's receipt for £6. 6. 0. for models to remove a sand bar (per Captain Schank).  AH 1825  1800

Joseph Bramah's receipted bill for hay packing press consigned by sea to Liverpool (Billhead).  AH 1826  1801

John Moser's receipted bill (Jackson & Moser) for Empyreal air stoves.  AH 1827  1800-2

2 receipts

Peter Cove (auctioneers) account for madeira bought at Mr. Nesbitt's sale settled per contra sale of pictures for the Duke.  AH 1828  1802

Three wine bills.  AH 1829-1831  1797-1803

James Pickford's receipt for £723. 12. 0. for four boxes of linen.  AH 1832  1799

Eleven receipts by James Woodman for cash, including sales of wood at Ashridge and linen.  AH 1833  1801-3

Robert Bowyer's receipt for the History of England (2) and Thos. Patten's for subscription to Bishop Wilson's Bible.  AH 1834  1799-1802

James Lewis' seven receipts for building Woolmers; materials of Ashridge; new gallery, etc. at Cleveland Court, St. James; allowance for sundry designs.  AH 1835  1796-1802

Henry Wood's receipted bill for altering a marble chimney piece.  AH 1836  1798

Michael Bryan's receipt for a Repose in Egypt by P. Laura, and the Magdalen attended by Angels by P. da Cortona £399.  AH 1837  1797

Michael Bryan's receipt for pictures by L. Canache £48. 6. 0., P. da Cortona £31. 10. 0., Tenier's Chymist £83. 15. 0.  AH 1838  1797

Harman & Co.'s receipt for £32,625 for pictures delivered [Orleans Gallery].  AH 1839  1798

E. Boromi's receipt for £1890 for two pictures by Claude, the picture by Wilson is thrown in.  AH 1840  1799

Robert Bowyer's receipt for £56. 14. 0. for a set of the Orleans Gallery.  AH 1841  1799

Philip Hill's receipt for £60 for a Landscape of Wouvermans.  AH 1842  1800

William Dermer's receipt for £20 for a picture by Rothenamer.  AH 1843  1800

Aube's receipts for picture frames.  AH 1844-1855  1797-1801

16

Abstract of London tradesmen's bills for the year £875. 17. 11½.  AH 1856  1797

Two Sheets of notes endorsed "Mr. Darlington's Memorandum".  AH 1857-1858  1780-99

Contents:
Concerning the reviving of an action, i.e. Club money. Ten enclosures (2,000 ac.) and tithes on it.
(? T. Gilbert's hand).

Vouchers for Robert Clarke's of Stockton's account.  AH 1859-1872  1798

Contents:
Including Ralph Burton's bill for £16. 10. 0 for surveying, plotting and casting Bracken estate, 660ac. 2r. 17p., receipted by Robert Burton.
Bracken, Caldwell, Norton in the Clay Yorkshire

Bill for repairs to farmhouse and buildings at Brackeny.  AH 1873-1874  24th December 1798

Norton in the Clay  [no ref. or date]

Estimate for new farmhouse by Mr. Clarke for John Brown and his receipt for rent allowed and money paid by the Duke of Bridgewater, his landlord.  AH 1875-1876  9th September 1799

Vouchers for Robert Clarke's account current with His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater.  AH 1877-1884  1801

7

Contents:
Including allowance for rebuilding farms by the tenants, Caldwell, Winston and Ovington, Norton in the Clay, yorks.

Estates sold by the Duke of Bridgewater in Shropshire (mainly Whitchurch parish) giving names of property and purchaser, area and price.  AH 1885  1762/3

William Turton's account of money received for sales and enfranchisement of the Whitchurch estates, £16,200. 2.9.  AH 1886  26th November 1764

List of persons proposing to enfranchise; Manor of Whitchurch.  AH 1887  15th March 1769

Administration of the Canal Duke's Estate  [no ref. or date]

A list of His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater's deeds packed in 21 bundles in a box at Cotten, by D. Birds....and sent to his Grace's house in London.  AH 1888  7th October 1799

Contents:
15 Ashridge and general mixed papers.

Receipts.  AH 1889-1895  21st March 1803

Contents:
Legacy and duty receipt by John Woodman for £214
Legacy and duty receipt by John Hews for £28
Legacy and duty receipt by John Chennells for £36
Legacy and duty receipt by Robert Quin for £140
Legacy and duty receipt by William Cox for £50
Legacy and duty receipt by Alexander Hackett for £36
Receipt by Eleanor Lamb for £8

Legacy and duty receipt by Thomas Stedman for £36.  AH 1896-1897  23rd March 1803

Contents:
Legacy and duty receipt by Henry Liffen, £80

Legacy receipt by Catherine Watkins for £8.  AH 1898-1899  14th April 1803

Contents:
Legacy and duty receipt by Elizabeth Turner, £16

Legacy and duty receipt by James Attwood for £28 legacy from Francis, Duke of Bridgewater.  AH 1900  14th April 1803

Recovery (extract).  AH 1901  1758

Contents:
Robert Wood Dem.
Thomas Gilbert Ten.
Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, vouchee.
Manors of Ellesmere and St. John's
Tithes and Advowson of Ellesmere,
Advowson of Whitchurch, Salop
Easter 1758

Recovery (office copy).  AH 1902  1738

Contents:
Sir Paul Methuen Dem.
Charles Gibson Ten.
Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater, vouchee.
Manors of Worsley, Hutton and Bedford, 200 messuages, 2160 acres of land, 1060 acres of meadow,2140 acres of pasture, 120 acres of woodland, 1200 acres Furze and Heath, 1100 acres moor and 40s Od rent in Worsley Hutton, Stainstreet, Bedford; Salford, Kersley, Farnworth, Eccles and Deane.

Note of the bequest of Francis, Duke of Bridgewater of the Salop, etc. estates to John William, Earl of Bridgewater, on condition that he conveyed the Worsley estate (settled in 1738) to the Canal Trustees within six months, and that he complied with the condition.  AH 1903  c.1803

Letters (2) and valuation of the entailed Worsley Estate, Lancashire. John Varly to Clarke.  AH 1904-1905  27th July 1803 19th August 1803

Statement of the Annual Value of the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater's settled (Worsley) estates £7,536. 6. 3. per annum and free 6 P25.977. 14. 10 devised in lieu of the settled estates to the 7th Earl.  AH 1906  August 1803

Draft deed to make a tenant to the Praecipe for a Recovery to bar the entail.  AH 1907  10th August 1803

Contents:
John William Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater, and Charlotte Catherine Anne his wife, (he being eldest surviving son of John Egerton, Bishop of Durham, who was eldest son of Henry Egerton, Bishop of Hereford;
Nicholas Grimshaw of Preston;
Sir Abraham Hume of Wormleybury;
Rt. Hon. Charles Long of Bromley Hill, kent.
The Lancashire estate, as settled by Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater, in 1738.

Precipe for Recovery by John William, Earl of Bridgewater, and Catherine Ann, his wife.  AH 1908  10th August 1803

Contents:
Worsley estate

Draft release.  AH 1909  c.1803

Contents:
Francis, Duke of Bridgewater's Executors and Robert Haldane Bradshaw for money and investments in his hands

Three letters concerning the production of deeds.  AH 1910-1912  1820-1844

Canal and Engineering (Engraved plans)  [no ref. or date]

Map of Roman Roads in the County of York dedicated to the Society of Antiquaries by Francis Drake.  AH 1913  1780-99

Description of a no. 24 Pounder-carronade...to a plan...by Captain Schank...approved of and lodged in the Admiralty.  AH 1914  1700-99

Engraving of the design for the timber superstructure of Westminster Bridge.  AH 1915  22nd June 1738

Contents:
Dedicated to the Commissioners by the Inventor, James king (signed).

A plan of the intended Navigable Canal from Coventry Canal near the City of Coventry, Surveyed in 1768.  AH 1916  1768

A small map showing the Coventry Canal.  AH 1917  1770-99

Plan of a Canal through Sir Richard Brooks Grounds, Lancs. or Cheshire.  AH 1918  1770-99

A plan of the Navigable Canals.  AH 1919  1770-99

Contents:
Intended to be made for opening a communication between the Interior ports of the Kingdom, and the ports of Bristol, Liverpool and Hull.

A small map showing Liverpool, Chester and River-Mersey.  AH 1920  c.1771

Contents:
New course of the River Dee and the River-Weaver; and the intended Middlewich Canal.
Marked in ink "rejected 1771"

A plan of the proposed Lancaster Canal from Kirkby Kendal in the County of Westmorland to West Houghton in the County Palatine of Lancaster.  AH 1921  1792

Contents:
Surveyed in the years 1791 and 1792 by John Rennie, Engineer, F.R.S.E. Engraved by W. Faden, Geographer to the King.

A plan of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal with the proposed deviation.  AH 1922  1793

Contents:
W.F. 1793 Giving a complete map of the area.

A plan showing the line of the proposed Rochdale Canal between the Calder Navigation near-Sowerby Bridge Wharf in the County of York, and His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater's Canal near Manchester in the County Palatine of Lancashire with its different branches.  AH 1923  1794

Contents:
Accurately surveyed under the direction of John Rennie, Engineer and F.R.S.E. by William Crosley, 1793. Engraved by W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty and to H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Charing Cross (and 10 copies).

A printed plan showing the line of the proposed Navigation from Bishops Stortford, through part of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, to the Brandon River, on the borders of Norfolk.  AH 1924  8th March 1790

Contents:
Approved by the general meeting of the Noblemen, Clergy, Gentlemen and Freeholders of the said counties. Held at Great Chesterford in the year 1789 and engraved by order of The Honourable The City of London.
Surveyed by John Rennie, Engineer and F.R.S.E., London. Engraved and published by William Faden, Geographer to the king.

A sketch of the line proposed for carrying the Navigation to Saffron Walden, in order to avoid the Private water or Pleasure Grounds of Lord Howard at Audley End.  AH 1925-1926  1770-99

2 copies

Indemnity Bond.  AH 1927  21st July 1804

Contents:
David Birds formerly of Ellesmere and then of Pontesbury, Eng. the Duke's receiver to John William Earl of Bridgewater
Against any Whitchurch quit rents which may have been received on his behalf, i.e. errors in his rent account.

Henry Egerton, Bishop of Hereford  [no ref. or date]

Miscellanies written by Sir Isaac Newton.  AH 1928  1700-1750

Contents:
Some remarks upon the Ancient Year (5 p.p.)
A computation of the times of burning the first Temple and building the second (4 p.p.)
The state of the coin from the Daily Courant, Monday, December 30th, 1717(8 p.p.)
De Natura Aciderium, 1692 (2 p.p.).
Variae Cogitationes Ejusdem (3 p.p.).
Written in a neat italic hand.

Four loose pages concerning ancient calenders - quaere torn from above.  AH 1929-1932  1700-50

Chapter 12 of Compounded Reasons of Quantities.  AH 1933  1700-50

Notes and Observations upon Mr. Lock's Essay concerning human understanding.  AH 1934-1936  1700-50

The Principles of Natural Religion Established.  AH 1937  1700-50

Contents:
Manuscript pamphlet in some hand as Definitions Philosophicae.

Definitions Philosophicae. 12 pages of notes in English and Latin; mainly concerning mathematics.  AH 1938  1700-50

Manuscript pamphlet on Roman history and law and the law of guardianship.  AH 1939  1700-50

Contents:
In the same hand.

Theological Notes v. the Church of Rome.  AH 1940  1700-50

Contents:
Endorsements - Lady Betty Egerton.

Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Hereford by Bishop Henry Egerton on his appointment.  AH 1941a  undated

Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Hereford by Bishop Henry Egerton.  AH 1941b  1737

Letter.  AH 1942  6th December 1729

Contents:
Dr. Samuel Croxall, D.D. to Bishop Egerton of Hereford at Whitchurch.
Reporting that the new Dean has not properly qualified himself.

Letter: as AH1942  AH 1943  20th December 1729

Contents:
The Dean is coming for Christmas.

Letter: as AH1942  AH 1944  27th December 1729

Contents:
The Dean has come and intends to read himself in after Christmas.

Letter - John Harris, Bishop of Landaff to Bishop of Hereford.  AH 1945  29th December 1729

Contents:
Excusing himself for failing to 'read himself in' to the Deanery of Hereford.

Opinion of J. Andrew, Doctors Commons that the Dean is subject only to the Archbishop.  AH 1946  2nd February 1729/30

Letter (copy) - Samuel Hords of Hereford to the Dean, suggesting he has an independent jurisdiction.  AH 1947  23rd February 1729/30

Letter (copy) - Edward Greenby to My Lord [Bishop].  AH 1948  27th February 1729/30

Letter.  AH 1949  27th February 1729/30

Contents:
(Copy) - Lord Macclesfield to Giving his opinion of cause.
Endorsements - No. 10.

Petition.  AH 1950  9th March 1729/30

Contents:
[John Harris] Bishop of Landaff to The Archbishop of Canterbury, for allowance of the Impediment.

Petition.  AH 1951  18th March 1729/30

Contents:
Asking for Prebend of Moreton Magna and re-election to his Lectureship for which he forgot to "read himself in".

Observations on the Cause by Humphrey Henchman.  AH 1952  19th March 1729/30

Opinion of J. Bettesworth and G. Paul (The Dean of the Arches and the Vicar General) on the matter.  AH 1953  26th March 1730

Letter - Dr. Croxal.  AH 1954  8th April 1730

Contents:
Acknowledging and mentioning legal opinions. Thanks for permission to exchange his prebend.

Letter - Dr. Croxal.  AH 1955  11th April 1730

Contents:
Enclosing detailed reply to the Dean's case and maintaining that his is not Sole Ordinary of his Peculiar.

Dr. Croxal's observations on the papers relating to the case of the Dean of Hereford.  AH 1956-1958  c.11th April 1730

Letter - Dr. Croxal.  AH 1959  13th April 1730

Contents:
Enclosing the Cathedral Statutes.

Letter - Dr Croxal.  AH 1960  15th April 1730

Contents:
Archdeacon Evans has returned and produced much evidence about the Dean's Peculiar.

Letter - Dr Croxal.  AH 1961  20th April 1730

Contents:
Archdeacon Evans advises the holding of a Visitation, "it being the sixth year of your consecration". Coming to Town by the Gloucester coach and will bring the Instruments for his Prebend.

Letter - Bishop of Landaff to Bishop of Hereford.  AH 1962  13th June 1730

Letter - Bishop of Landaff to Bishop of Hereford.  AH 1963  29th April 1731

Contents:
Concerning the Bill for Indemnity.
My Lady Pen Ch[olmond]ley has eloped.

Letter - [John Harris] Bishop of Landaff to my Lord re a parliament Bill.  AH 1964  11th March 1735

Statement of the cause.  AH 1965  undated

Reflections upon the case of the Dean of Hereford.  AH 1966  undated

Memorandum by Bishop of Hereford.  AH 1967  undated

Case on behalf of the Bishop.  AH 1968  undated

Note in Bishop of Hereford's hand that if the Dean maintains that he is not his ordinary, he is glad he did not usurp another's office.  AH 1969  undated

The Bishop's observations on the case.  AH 1970-1972  undated

Remarks upon the Case at length, written by the Bishop.  AH 1973  c.1730

The Case of the Dean of Hereford at length.  AH 1974  undated

Sentence of Bishop of Hereford confirming election and institution of the Dean.  AH 1975  1542

Order of the king requiring the Dean and Chapter of Hereford to submit to Visitation by the Bishop and an instance of the Bishop's Chancellor making enquiry concerning a murder in Preston-on-wye churchyard, one of the Dean's Peculiars.  AH 1976  1542

Account of the Dean and Chapter of Hereford submitting themselves to the Bishop as Ordinary on his Visitation.  AH 1977  1542

Letter.  AH 1978  22nd September 1634

Contents:
(Copy)
Archbishop Laud to Dean and Chapter of Hereford to submit to Visitation of the Bishop.

Account of the Dean and Chapter submitting to the Bishop and of his Visitation of them and the Dean's Peculiar.  AH 1979  29th October 1634

Further answer of John Tyler, Dean of Hereford to Articles of Gilbert, Bishop of Hereford at his Visitation.  AH 1980  30th June 1698

Orders and Injunction at the Bishop's Visitation (and copy).  AH 1981-1982  1698

Note on the Provinces and dioceses of England.  AH 1983  undated

His Majesty's Case re the Rectory of Armagh (a precedent).  AH 1984  1726

Certificate of Impediment (draft) for Dr. John Walker, Archdeacon of Hereford, because he is Archbishop's Chaplain.  AH 1985  undated

Note of manner of inducting Mr. Crowther, the present Vicar of St. John Baptist, Hereford (Cathedral parish) by Rowland Burroughs a Taylor who is likewise Apparitor to the Dean.  AH 1986  undated

Letter - Bishop of Llandaff to Bishop of Hereford.  AH 1987  11th March 1735/6

Contents:
Re the Bill to indemnity his failure to read himself in as Dean of Hereford.

Lady Betty Egerton  [no ref. or date]

Case and opinion of Counsel on the Will of Henry Egerton, Bishop of Hereford (N. Fazakerley).  AH 1988  2nd August 1746

Contents:
Having sold his house in St. James Place the bequest of it and its contents lapses. Lady Egerton has the surplus of the income from her children's shares during her life and the eldest son is excluded from the residue.

Lawyer's Bill re Henry Egerton, Lord Bishop of Hereford's Will.  AH 1989  20th August 1748

Contents:
Laddy Betty, the Executor, mentions Whitchurch (Salop) Rectory library bequeathed under the Will of the (Jane) Countess of Bridgewater.

Probate of the Will of Lady Elizabeth Ariana [Betty] Egerton of Ross [widow of Henry Egerton, Bishop of Hereford and daughter of the Duke of Portland].  AH 1990-1991  11th December 1765

Seals - P.C.C. good.

Contents:
Books to son Henry.
Rest to daughter Anne Elizabeth.
Endorsements - Thos. Adderley's bill for proving will enclosed.

John Egerton, Bishop of Bangor, Lichfield and Durham  [no ref. or date]

List of 15 religious books published 1741-46.  AH 1992  c.1746

List of Sermons with their texts and place dates, preached mainly at Ross-on-wye.  AH 1993  1746-1771

[The] Thirty-nine Articles analysed into Propositions.  AH 1994  c.18th

Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Bangor by Bishop Egerton.  AH 1995  1762

Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Bangor by Bishop Egerton.  AH 1996  1758

Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Bagnor by Bishop Egerton.  AH 1996a  1766

Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Lichfield by Bishop Egerton.  AH 1997  1770

Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Durham by Bishop Egerton.  AH 1998  1774 ?

Contents:
Pencil note:- "1758 altered and added to".

Charge to the Clergy of the Diocese of Durham by Bishop Egerton (?)  AH 1999  c.1778

Henry, Duke of Kent  [no ref. or date]

Will and Codicil of Henry, Duke of Kent.  AH 2000-2001  29th June 1730

Contents:
Monument to him and his two wives in Flitton, Beds. chancel to be finished. £2,000, coaches, jewels, 3,000 ozs. white plate, 1,500 ozs. gilt plate. Wrest furniture and plate as heirlooms, remainder of plate to grand-daughter Jemima Campbell. House in St. James to wife Sophia for 60 years, remainder Jemima and its furniture. Daughter Lady Mary Gray £400 per annum and £10,000 if she married plus £200 and £5,000 if he has no son.
Additional portions to Jemima, Lady Ashburnham and Lady Ann Cavendish charged on personalty. Jemima £5,000 portion
Daughter Lady Sophia, same legacies as Mary.
Goodrich Castle estate, etc. to be sold and with residue of personalty to buy land near wrest and settle on Jemima Campbell
Codicil secures Countess against diminution of her £400 and leaves £5,000 to grandson John, Farl of Ashburnham (21st June 1737)
Hote: Lady Sophia Grey married her cousin John Egerton, Bishop of Durham.

Executors' account re His Grace the Duke of Kent (mainly income only).  AH 2002  1743-1744

Account of the Personal Estate of Henry, late Duke of Kent.  AH 2003  May 1745

Contents:
Includes £200 lent to the Trustees for beautifying St. James Square.

Rempingtons, old Windsor and Lady Ann Sophia Egerton  [no ref. or date]

Bond.  AH 2004  27th January 1743

Seals - torn off.

Contents:
Sophia, Duchess of Kent to Richard Hoare of London, goldsmith.
Loan of £500 at 4 per cent.
Witnesses - Caesar Hughes
John Knight
Endorsements - receipts for interest.

Original will of Sophia, Duchess of Kent.  AH 2005  28th January 1745

Contents:
'Remnants' to mother, Duchess of Portland for life, remainder my daughter Lady Sophia Grey and if she has no children to sister, The Lady Elizabeth Egerton, wife of [Henry] Bishop of Hereford.
Furniture there to go with house.
John, Lord Berkeley, cousin; Francis Godolphin, brother-in-law; Emanuel Burnet, cook; Matthew Musgrave, butler; Elizabeth Crofts, my woman;........
A fine japan drawing-box with the figure of a man fishing, to Marchioness Grey.
Plate and jewels to pay legacies and remainder to daughter, Sophia. If she shall die:-
Diamond girdle buckle with my Japan and Dresden china to sister, Lady Viscountess Limerick.
3 dozen white silver plates, brother Hon. Chas. John Bentinck.
Gilt large (?) cup and cover to brother Hon. Wm. Bentinck, with the residue of estate.

Bond.  AH 2006  29th September 1745

Contents:
Sophia, Duchess of Kent, to Richard Hoare.
£500 at 4 per cent.
Endorsements - Receipts for interest.

Old Windsor  [no ref. or date]

Lease.  AH 2007  24th October 1748

Seals - armorial.

Contents:
Jane Martha Louisa, Dowager Countess of Portland, and Rev. John Egerton, Rector of Ross, Hereford, to Robert, Duke of Roxburghe.
Term 2¼ years; rent £150.
Capital messuage called Remnants, alias Rempingham, Old Windsor - and Esher late Sophia, Duchess of Kent's and purchased from Thomas, Viscount Weymouth, she divised it to Lady Portland for life and then to Lady Ann Sophia [her daughter].
Witnesses - F. Godolphin
Rob Harper
Robt. Keyse of Ross
John Knight, servant to Mr. Egerton

Settlement.  AH 2008  11th April 1751

Contents:
1) Lady Elisabeth Egerton, widow of Henry, Bishop of Hereford, and daughter of William, Earl of Portland, by Jane Martha his Countess; 2) Rev. John Egerton, Dean of Hereford and Lady Ann Sophia, his wife, only daughter of Henry, Duke of Kent and Sophia his Duchess, another daughter of the Earl of Portland; 3) Sir John Campbell, Lord Glenorchy, son of John, Earl of Breedalbain, John, Lord Berkeley of Stratton, and Samuel Egerton of Tatton; 4) Francis Godolphin.
Reciting Will of Sophia, Duchess of Kent, and Marriage Settlement of John Egerton and Ann Sophia re £20,000 dowry.
Remnants, Old Windsor - in strict settlement in accordance with a covenant in the marriage settlement of John and Lady Ann Sophia Egerton.

Abstract of Conveyance.  AH 2009  15th April 1751

Contents:
1) John, Lord Berkeley and Francis Godolphin; 2) Rev. John Egerton and Lady Ann Sophia, his wife; 3) Robert, Duke of Roxburghe.
Remnants.

Release.  AH 2009a  15th April 1751

Flaking badly.

Contents:
Rev. John Egerton, Dean of Hereford, to Robert, Duke of Roxburghe. £6,000.
As before property at Old Windsor described in detail.
Not executed

Covenant to produce Deeds.  AH 2010  15th April 1751

Seals.

Contents:
Rev. John Egerton, Dean of Hereford, son of Henry, Bishop of Hereford, and Lady Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of William, Earl of Portland, and Jane Martha, his Countess; Robert, Duke of Roxburghe.
Capital messuage Old Windsor and lands (named).
Field names.
Not executed

Account showing how the sum of £41. 14. 3. is made up, with letter of N. Kent. Rempingtons.  AH 2011  22nd June 1758

Letter.  AH 2012  18th July 1758

Contents:
N. Childs, Cliffords Inn, to My Lord [Bishop Egerton].
Acknowledging draft for £41. 14. 6.

Release of Actions.  AH 2013  24th July 1758

Seals - armorial.

Contents:
Essex Duchess of Roxburghe to John, Egerton, Bishop of Bangor.
£41. 14. 3.
A rentcharge of £1. 0. 2½ on Rempingtons, Old Windsor, i.e. an abatement in price on the discovery of an undisclosed and forgotten incumbrance.
Witnesses - Richard Avery
Francis Phillips
Signature - E. Roxburghe.

Letter.  AH 2014  25th July 1758

Contents:
N. Kent to Bishop of Hereford re fee farm rent on Remnants

Draft Appointment of Lady Ann Sophia's £20,000 marriage settlement fund amongst her children. Stocks specified.  AH 2015  1763

Schedule.  AH 2016  N.D. early c.18th

Contents:
(Loose; probably from the Marriage Settlement of John and Lady Ann Sophia Egerton).
Jewels - 24 items.
Pictures - many miniatures set with gold and diamonds; Egerton portraits ?
Plate - a cup and cover of gold.
Japanned and tortoiseshell cabinets.

Mrs. Lowther's Papers  [no ref. or date]

Agreement.  AH 2017  19th May 1691

Contents:
Rd. Beaumont of Whitley Hall, Yorks, and Abraham Firth of Cloughe House, Huddersfield, Yorks, for sale of wood on Deffe Spring, South Crosland, except 10 lordings with all 'esh' wood, maples and hollins for £21.

Bargain and Sale Mortgage for £300.  AH 2018  30th June 1686

Contents:
George Thurgarland of Lyley, Mirfield, Yorks, to Beatrice Allott of Bentley, Emeley, York "wid"Farm in Whitley, Yorks, late occupier Robert Hudle and now of George Hudswell And farm in Whitley late occupier Adam Jessupp and now John Jessupp.
Close called Mirfield halfe (20 acres) late occupier George Thurgarland and now Robert Lee, in Whitley, 4 closes in Kirkheaton" (named).

Receipt by George Thurgarland.  AH 2019  30th June 1686

Bond by George Thurgarland.  AH 2020  30th June 1686

Receipt by Thomas Wheatley of Whitecross, Yorks, executor of Beatrice Allott for £300 mortgage money.  AH 2021  16th December 1697

Bond.  AH 2022  1697

Contents:
George Thurgarland to Frances Beaumont of Whitley Hall, widow, in £1700 - to perform covenants.
[Presumably this is the land mentioned in the Chancery Suit as having been bought during her widowhood and settled by Mrs. Beaumont on her son's marriage, the reversion of which she recovered in the Suit subject to her daughter-in-law's jointure].

Chancery Bill.  AH 2023-2025  27th January 1704/5

3 copies

Contents:
Rd. Beaumont of Lassell Hall v. Catherine Beaumont (widow of Rd. Beaumont of Whitley Hall) and Frances Beaumont (nee Lowther) her mother-in-law.
Whether estate left to Rd. was charged with Catherine's jointure in addition to £6000 under the will charged in her favour upon it.
Long and interesting account of family settlements, etc. from 1638 and of the estate income.
Manors of Kirkheaton, Whitley, Lepton and South Crosland, Yorks (? and Kirkheaton, Northumberland ?).

Answer of Frances Beaumont.  AH 2026-2028  15th June 1705

3 copies

Order for hearing.  AH 2029  6th August 1705

Bill of Katherine Beaumont (heiress of Thos. Stringer of Shapton) reciting settlement of her £20,000 and settlement of the Beaumont estate including Thurgarland's land and claiming her jointure and legacy.  AH 2030  28th November 1705

Answer of Richard Beaumont.  AH 2031  5th April 1706

Decretal Order reciting the facts, and that Richard shall give security for the £6000 and interest at 5 per cent and shall have possession.  AH 2032  20th June 1706

Order (Minutes).  AH 2033  20th June 1706

Contents:
Thurgarland's land subject to the settlement but not to the £6000 and reverts to Frances, etc.

First copy of Decree.  AH 2034  20th June 1706

Minutes [of Decree].  AH 2035  20th June 1706

Petition re Frances Beaumont's costs.  AH 2036-2042  30th June 1706

4 copies

Contents:
Noted and signed by Lord Chancellor, William Cowper.

To move for decree discharging Frances Beaumont.  AH 2043-2044  13th June 1707

2 copies

Decree to take accounts.  AH 2045-2046  12th December 1710

2 copies

Contents:
Katherine, now Lady Westmorland

Order, £5000 having been paid and £2831. 10. 0. remains, to sell timber to raise it.  AH 2047  29th January 1713/4

Contents:
With part letter saying timber of Frances' jointure cannot be felled.

Inventory of Fixtures in "my house in Westgate" to be left by John Lowther Esq. when he leaves.  AH 2048  28th November 1731

Contents:
Long and detailed

Account for slates, etc. for repairs to Heber, Stocks House; Robert Grime and John Oldroyd's barn.  AH 2049  10th September 1745

Contents:
Owner - Mrs. Lowther.

Lease (counterpart).  AH 2050  2nd July 1747

Contents:
Frances Lowther of York, widow, to Robert Grime of Fallas, Yorks., clothmaker, his messuage and 8 acres in Fallas to repair.
Rent £6.
[The land is part of that bought by Frances Beaumont].

Survey of Mrs. Lowther's estate at Fallas and Whitley, giving names, areas, and rent.  AH 2051  1761

Part of letter saying the writings do not relate to your property.  AH 2052  c1750

Benjamin'Pollard's survey of Mrs. Lowther's lands.  AH 2053  December 1772

Letters and Papers re the property of the Archdeacon Egerton on Chancellor of Hereford Cathedral  [no ref. or date]

Copy Oaths on the induction of the Vicar of Little Herford (Mr. Clarke) presented by Henry Egerton.  AH 2054  c.1750/60

Valuation of Fixtures.  AH 2055  c.1750's

Valuation of Hesther Hooper's fixtures at The Chancellor's House (Mill lane, Hereford) taken over by Dr. Browne.  AH 2056-2057  4th May 1752

Contents:
Bills for the Chancellor's stable endorsed.
Endorsements - Mr. Croft refuses to deliver up the wills and other records belonging to the Peculiar Jurisdiction of the Chancellor of the Choir.

Rental of the Glebe and Tithes of Little Hereford (Hereford) and Ashford (Carbonell, Salop) according to Mr. Freeman's account.  AH 2058  c. 1752

Account of Thomas Clarke for fees for peculiar and rents of Little Hereford and Ashford Carbonell.  AH 2059  c. 1759

Rent Account.  AH 2060  1754-1756

Rent Account.  AH 2061  1758

Rent Account.  AH 2062  1759

Rent Account.  AH 2063  1760

Rent Account.  AH 2064  1761-2

Rent Account.  AH 2065  1762

Rent Account.  AH 2066  1764

Rent Account.  AH 2067  1765-8

Letter and Rent Account.  AH 2068  30th January 1768

Contents:
Thos. Clarke.
Downe's wishes to renew his lease annually, which he does not recommend.

Rent Account.  AH 2069  1768-9

Rent Account.  AH 2070  1769-1771

Rent Account.  AH 2071  1771-1773

Letter.  AH 2072  2nd February 1773

Contents:
Richard Clarke.
Mr. Mainwaring's rent [of the Chancellor's House ?] is 3 years in arrear

Letter.  AH 2073  7th December 1773

Contents:
Richard Clarke.
Mainwaring has been given notice.

Rent Account.  AH 2074  1773

Letter.  AH 2075  31st March 1774

Contents:
Richard Clarke.
Mainwaring allowed six months more.

Rent Account.  AH 2076  1774

Letter.  AH 2077  16th February 1775

Contents:
Thomas Talbot, Ullingswick, Nr. Leominster, to Henry Egerton, asking for subscription for Hereford Infirmary with a list of those already promised (includes Mrs. Bourne of Abbots Langley, Herts.).

Letter.  AH 2078  2nd April 1775

Contents:
Richard Clarke.
Chancellor's House has been let to Mr. Underwood 'one of our Vicars and Underschoolmasters'. The sash squares were wantonly and maliciously broken one night.
(Postmark) and Frank.

Three small bills for materials and repairs.  AH 2079a & b-2080  5th-8th April 1775

Bill. John Oliver, plasterer.  AH 2081  21st April 1775

Bill. Elizabeth Seymore for lime.  AH 2082  22nd April 1775

Bill of William Parker for timber and laths (repairs to Hereford House).  AH 2083  March-May 1775

Bill. Philip Evans, carpenters wages.  AH 2084  5th May 1775

Bill. James Drossen, for lime.  AH 2085  23rd May 1775

Bill. Elisa Williams - locks and nails.  AH 2086  16th August 1775

Bill. William Reece for glazing at Hereford House.  AH 2087  April-December 1775

Bill of Issac Shyrme for house decorating at Hereford.  AH 2088  20th January 1776

Rent Account.  AH 2089  1775-1776

Rent Account.  AH 2090  1776-1777

Letter.  AH 2091  25th October 1777

Contents:
Thomas Clarke to Henry Egerton enclosing rents. Mr. Mainwaring's son... in a government cutter now on the coast of Sussex.

Letter.  AH 2092  6th March 1779

Contents:
Thomas Clarke, sending rents and re proposed exchange of Glebe.

Rent Account.  AH 2093  1777-1779

Letter.  AH 2094  1st April 1779

Contents:
Thomas Clarke from Bath, re exchange of Glebe: it is Mr. Downe's intention to throw the whole together in a few inclosurers, whereas at present they are detached and unconnected in a variety of small parcels throughout the Parish (of Ashford Carbonell).

Letter.  AH 2095  12th April 1779

Contents:
Thomas Clarke from Bath, re exchange: observations on Mr. Downes.

Letter.  AH 2096  2nd March 1780

Contents:
William Griffiths, sending draft and account.

Rent Account.  AH 2097  1779-1780

Letter.  AH 2098  12th July 1780

Contents:
William Griffiths re proposed exchange of glebe of Ashford for freehold lands of Mr. Downes.

Rent Account. ("Clarke's last account").  AH 2099  1780

Letter. William Griffiths, asking for the return of the Deed of Exchange and the Lease of Little Hereford [Rectory].  AH 2100  27th July 1781

Bill. W. Hargirl, repairs to outbuildings.  AH 2101  April-October 1781

Rent Account.  AH 2102  1781-1782

Letter.  AH 2103  8th May 1782

Contents:
William Griffiths, enclosing account for 1781.

Letter.  AH 2104  26th August 1782

Contents:
Samuel Downes of Ashford Carbonall, Salop to Daniel Dew, Auberland Castle, Nr. Darlington, Durham.
He cannot oblige Mr. Archdeacon Egerton as he has set a lease to Mr. Smith.
Had no idea he would ever convert the same into hopground.

Rent Account.  AH 2105  1782

Letter.  AH 2106  21st June 1783

Contents:
J. Lewis, Ludlow Free School, to John, Bishop of Durham, that Little Hereford and Ashford tithes and glebe were worth £300 - for the information of your Lordship's Rev. Brother Mr. [Henry] Egerton.

Valuation of; Tithes and glebe, Little Hereford, Upton Ashford - total £283. 4. 0.  AH 2107  18th January 1784

Contents:
Held by lease from Chancellor of Hereford Cathedral.

Letter.  AH 2108  16th February 1784

Contents:
William Griffiths to Henry Egerton, in distress that he will not renew Downe's lease.

Letter.  AH 2109  19th May 1784

Seals - armorial.

Contents:
Wm. Downes of Hereford on behalf of his relation, Mr. Downes of Ashford, on the refusal to renew the lease.
He has always paid his fine at the Court at Ludlow. And draft reply.

Letter.  AH 2110  14th January 1784

Contents:
Wm. Griffiths re a protested bill and Mr. Downes' lease, on which action is threatened.

Rent Account, Wm. Griffiths.  AH 2111  1783-4

Dr. Bowlby's calculations on the supposed (though erroneous value of Little Hereford) Lease.  AH 2112  1784

Seals - armorial.

Estimate for repairs to Rev. Mr. Underwood's house in Milklane, Hereford, by William Harquest and Thomas Gwillym.  AH 2113  17th March 1785

Letter.  AH 2114  23rd March 1785

Contents:
William Griffiths - Rev. Mr. Underwood has been given a house in the Churchyard and Mrs. Russell will take the Chancellor's house at £20 rent if it is put in repair.

Rent roll of the Glebelands and tithes of Little Hereford, Hereford and Ashford Carbonell, Salop, P262. 15. 5½., signed by Sam Downes.  AH 2115  26th March 1785

Letter.  AH 2116  28th April 1785

Contents:
William Griffiths - repairs to the Chancellor's House on Mr. Underwood's quitting.

Letter.  AH 2117  8th June 1785

Contents:
Re proposals for lease and fine.

Estimate of alterations required at the Chancellor's House, late occupied by Rev. Mr. Underwood. Estimate by William Herquest and Thomas Gwillym.  AH 2118  17th August 1785

Letter.  AH 2119  20th August 1785

Contents:
William Griffiths - Mr. Morgan 'one of the residentaries here' offers £25 rent for the Chancellor's House, providing the alterations, as enclosed, are done and he may take down the wall in front to make a carriage entrance. The weight of the roof has occasioned cracks in the front and back walls and one end.

Letter.  AH 2120  3rd September 1785

Contents:
William Griffiths - Mr. Morgan has offered to lease the Chancellor's House for 'your life'.

Letter.  AH 2121  21st November 1785

Contents:
William Griffiths - the repairs to your house are now finished except for putting up the papers. Mr. Morgan has given up all thought of the house and Dr. Jones offers £20 and "will build the necessary at his own expenses".

Rent Roll of the Glebe and Tithes of Little Hereford, Hereford, and Ashford Carbonell, Salop, giving tenants' names and rents.  AH 2122  1785

Bill and receipt.  AH 2123-2124  1785-6

Contents:
Thomas Knill for repairs and painting at house in Milklane, Hereford.
Long and detailed, gives colours.

Receipt for bricks and tiles paid by Mr. Egerton's Hereford Agent to Charles Cooke.  AH 2125  20th October 1785

Bills of William Hargist, etc. for repairs to 'Dr. Jones' house in Hereford.  AH 2126-2138  1st May 1785-6

Contents:
Settled by William Griffiths.
The Stonehouse in Milk lane, Hereford.

Letter.  AH 2139  23rd November 1786

Contents:
William Griffiths - 'I have at last got your house put into good order'; with an account of the repairs paid for by Archdeacon Egerton and by Dr. Jones, the tenant.

Receipt by R. Underwood for a grate left in Mr. Egerton's house in Milk lane, which he lately occupied.  AH 2140  26th February 1787

Letter.  AH 2141-2142  29th April 1787

Contents:
Richard Palmer to Mr. Metcalfe on the rental value of Little Hereford. Not one Hogshead has been made for two years so that Cyder is getting very scare; and notes of valuation and rents.

Letter.  AH 2143  4th May 1787

Contents:
John Metcalfe of Cannock, Staffe - Mr. Downes is a man of revengeful character... would not scruple to enter an action against me for non-residence... I have been confined by the gout for four months.

Report on the state of Hereford Cathedral by James Wyatt with a manuscript list of subscriptions.  AH 2144-2145  2nd June 1788

2 copies

Printed.

Letter.  AH 2146  16th August 1788

Contents:
The Dean and Chapter to Mr. Chancellor Egerton concerning the subscriptions for repairs to the cathedral after the collapse of the great west tower and the demolition of the steeple.

Account and letter.  AH 2147  29th March 1789

Contents:
William Griffith of Hereford to Rev. Henry Egerton.
The income and payments on the Chancellor of Hereford Cathedral's endowment and house from 1783-1789.

Counterpart Lease.  AH 2148  5th April 1789

Contents:
Rev. Henry Egerton, M.A., Chancellor of the Choir of Hereford and Parson of the Rectory Impropriate of the parish church of Little Hereford to Samuel Downes of Ashford Carbonell, Salop, gent.
Parsonage and church of Little Hereford and Chapel of Ashford Carbonell, Glebe... and Tithes.
Rent £19.

Account.  AH 2149  1789-1790

Contents:
William Griffiths and Rev. Henry Egerton.

Letter.  AH 2150  25th March 1792

Contents:
James Lane to Henry Egerton re proportionate charges on the dignitaries for paying cost of repairs.

Letter.  AH 2151  14th May 1792

Contents:
William Griffiths to Henry Egerton enclosing Downes' fine and reporting your house... the roof... will have to be stripped.

Letter.  AH 2152  14th May 1792

Contents:
William Griffiths to assuring him he has but just recovered Downes' fine and sent it by this post to Mr. Egerton.

Letter.  AH 2153  22nd December 1792

Contents:
James Lane to Henry Egerton asking for subscriptions to raise the Tower of [Hereford] cathedral at a cost of £2,000. £4,000 has been borrowed by Act of Parliament for other necessary reparations.

Letter.  AH 2154  6th April 1793

Contents:
William Griffiths to Archdeacon Egerton. Mr. Downes has renewed lease of Little Hereford rectory.

Letter.  AH 2155  12th August 1794

Contents:
James Lane, Chapter Clerk, asking Mr. Egerton's contribution to the Cathedral repairs at Hereford "the workmen having begun upon the tower". Postmark.

Certificate by Eus. Isham, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford, that Henry Egerton of Oriel, son of a Bishop, had subscribed the Articles, etc.  AH 2156  12th June 1746

Contents:
Signed.

Composition for first fruits of the Rectory of Setrington, Yorks.  AH 2157  11th December 1752

Composition for first fruits of the Chancellorship of Hereford Cathedral.  AH 2158  3rd July 1754

Letters Testimonial that Henry Egerton has subscribed the 39 Articles, etc. re Hereford Cathedral Chancellorship.  AH 2159  20th April 1754

Contents:
Singed and sealed by Bishop Egerton.

Declaration of Conformity to Liturgy.  AH 2160  20th April 1754

Contents:
Signed and sealed by Bishop Egerton and Signed Henry Egerton.

Certificate of reading in.  AH 2161a  28th April 1754

Contents:
Signed by Bishop Egerton, Henry Egerton, John Woodcock, Thomas Clarke.
Witnesses - John Leach
George Davies

Counsel's Opinion (W. Stables).  AH 2161b  20th August 1755

Contents:
Rector having died on May 2nd was not entitled to tithe of lambs unweaned or wool unshorn.

Information of Hon and Rev. Henry Egerton, Rector of Setterington, East Riding of York.  AH 2161c  16th-19th December 1757

Seals.

Contents:
Riot lead by Matthew Bilton of Kilburn, labourer, within the North Riding had demanded 7 guims (one for each Township) from him at the head of a mob of 100 people firing gums and crying "No Militia", which he refused to pay except to the Constables.
John Henshaw, servant to Lady Betty Egerton, to give evidence.
Witnesses - T. Norcliffe
J. Sterne
B. Legard

Appointment by Henry, Lord Irwin, of Henry Egerton, Clerk as a Deputy Lieutenant of the East Riding of York for the Militia Act.  AH 2161d  18th July 1758

Contents:
Signatures.

Archbishop's Marriage Licence (York).  AH 2162a  20th December 1756


Related information: See also AH2228b

Contents:
Henry Willoughby of Birdsale, Yorks., Esq. (29) and Dorothy Cartwright of Ganton, Yorks., spinster (22) in Ganton parish church.

Letters Testimonial to Henry Egerton to be collated to the Treasurership of Bangor Cathedral with the Rectory of Llandeckwyn and Llanrihangel y Traeth annexed.  AH 2162b  14th April 1758

Contents:
Signed and sealed by Bishop Egerton.

Declaration of Conformity.  AH 2163  14th April 1758

Proxy of Henry Egerton nominating John Ellis, Archdeacon of Merioneth and William Lloyd, Precentor of Bangor Cathedral, to obtain his induction as Treasurer.  AH 2164  20th April 1758

Contents:
Fine rococco seal of Henry Egerton.

Certification of induction as Treasurer by proxy.  AH 2165  20th April 1758

Contents:
Signed by Thomas Lloyd, Dean of Bangor. Endorsed on the Mandate (dated 14th April).

Dispensation from 'reading in'.  AH 2166  6th May 1758

Declaration of "reading in".  AH 2167  31st August 1760

Declaration of Conformity for the Canonry and Prebendary of Holme als. the Archbishop's Prebend in St. Peter, York.  AH 2168  1st March 1762

Fine rococco seal.

Contents:
Signed and sealed - Robert, Archbishop of York.

Receipts for Tenthe.  AH 2169-2179  29th April 1765

Contents:
Settington Rectory
Langton Rectory
Hereford Chancellorship
Bangor Treasurership
Llanvihangell and Llanderkwyn Rectory
United to Treasurership
Prebend of Holme

Receipts for Tenths.  AH 2175a-2179  29th April 1766

Contents:
Bangor Treasurership
Llanvihangel and Llandeckwyn Rectories
United to the Treasurership
Hereford Chancellorship
Prebend of Home
Langton Rectory (Yorks)
Settrington Rectory

Certificate of Subscription re Archdeaconry of Derby.  AH 2180  3rd February 1769

Seals - excellent.

Contents:
By John Fountayne, Dean of York, Commissary of John Egerton, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry
Signatures.

Certificate.  AH 2181  3rd February 1769

Seals - excellent.

Contents:
Declaration of Conformity re Archdeaconry of Derby.

Certificate Re Prebend of Longdon in Lichfield Cathedral.  AH 2182  3rd February 1769

Certificate of Subscription re Prebend of Longden.  AH 2183  3rd February 1769

Mandate to induct to Archdeaconry of Derby.  AH 2184  16th February 1769

Seals.

Contents:
Signature of Bishop.

Certificate of 'reading in' Prebend of Longden.  AH 2185  26th February 1769

Sequestration of the Rectory of Whitchurch cum Marbury, Salop, on the death of Rt. Rev. Richard Newcome, Bishop of St. Asaph.  AH 2186  11th June 1769

Contents:
Committed to Rev. George Philips, curate.

Certificate of Conformity re Rectory of Whitchurch by Robert Graham, commissary of John Egerton, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry.  AH 2187  31st March 1770

Certificate of Subscription re Rectory of Whitchurch by Robert Graham, comissary of John Egerton, Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry.  AH 2188  31st March 1770

Relaxation of Sequestration.  AH 2189  7th April 1770

Contents:
Rectory of Whitchurch, etc. Richard Smallbrook, Vicar General.

Induction Rectory of Whitchurch.  AH 2190  10th April 1770

Certificate of Induction. Whitchurch and Marbury.  AH 2191  21st April 1770

Certificate of reading in re Rectory of Whitchurch.  AH 2192  23rd April 1770

A Rental of Lands and Tithes belonging to the second stall at Durham.  AH 2193  Michaelmas 1771

Contents:
Giving tenants and field names, areas and rents (much inter common) £463 total and calculation of improvement on enclosure of Elvet Moor.

Institution to the Second Prebend or Canonry at Durham.  AH 2194  3rd March 1773

Seals - fine episcopal great seal of John Egerton.

Declaration of Conformity re second Prebend, Durham.  AH 2195  3rd March 1773

Seals.

Contents:
Signatures.

Certificate of Subscription to 39 Articles, second Prebend.  AH 2196  3rd March 1773

Certificate of 'reading in'. Second Prebend.  AH 2197  21st March 1773

Licence to Preach throughout the Diocese of Durham.  AH 2198  8th April 1776

Contents:
Signature - John Sharp, commissary.

Licence to preach in Durham.  AH 2199  15th April 1776

Collation to Rectory of Bishops Wearmouth.  AH 2200  18th October 1776

Induction Mandate.  AH 2201  18th October 1776

Contents:
Rectory of Bishops Wearmouth by Samuel Dickens, Archdeacon of Durham.
Endorsed with memorandum of induction.

Certificate of Subscription re Bishops Wearmouth.  AH 2202  18th October 1776

Certificate of conformity. Bishop Wearmouth.  AH 2203  18th October 1776

[Signature and seal cut out].

Composition for First Fruits. Bishops Wearmouth Rectory.  AH 2204  5th December 1776

Summing up at Durham Assizes in Rev. J. Gaquier, clerk, v. John Stonehouse.  AH 2205  14th August 1783

Contents:
Claim for tithe of turnips eaten by barren cattle and agistment of barren cattle - Tithe of agistment being new in the North, jury wilfully found for the Rector and not the Vicar.

Archdeacon Henry Egerton's statement of the Case re his squabble with the Dean of Durham.  AH 2206-2207  February 1784

Pamphlet ten octavo pages 2 copies.

Contents:
He had grumbled to the Dean at the fuss in holding a full chapter to induct Dr. Poynton and the Dean had refused to lend him his coach-house.
With copy of Egerton's letter to Dr. weston and of Weston's reply.

Lawyer's Bill: Durham County Court.  AH 2208  May-June 1787

Contents:
Isabella Ouston, ats. Edward Clarke re claiming protection of insolvent debtors' act.

Copy Writ.  AH 2209  10th July 1787

Contents:
Richard Pemberton v. Rev. Henry Egerton for fishing the Fish Ponds at Barns, Bishops Wearmouth.

Brief for Appellant in Henry Egerton v. Churchwardens and overseers of St. Mary the Less.  AH 2210  13th July 1791

Order of Justices on Appeal of Rev. Henry Egerton against the Assessment to rates of house in St. Mary the Less near the City of Durham.  AH 2211  13th July 1791

Contents:
Bought of William Wanley Esq. in August 1783 for £585 and repaired the roof.
Egerton lives part of his time in his Prebendal House in the College of Durham but mostly at his Rectory of Bishops Wearmouth, used house for a lathe for his own amusement a whitesmith attending; kept the garden and allowed poor couple to occupy kitchen.
Assessment reduced from £24 to £4.

Letter.  AH 2212  10th April 1792

Contents:
George Pearson to Rev. Egerton.
Sir John Scott advises him to settle dispute over rates and pay half. If he wishes keep the house absolutely empty.

Executorship of Archdeacon Egerton and Miss Anne Egerton  [no ref. or date]

Extract of Will of Mr. Archdeacon Henry Egerton relating to £1,000 left in trust for Mrs. George Smith and her younger children.  AH 2213  8th May 1794

Assignment of Legacy.  AH 2214  20th July 1795

Contents:
Richard Masters of Chancery Lane and Isabella his wife; George Brooks of Green Street, Grosvenor Square.
Legacy of £2,000 under Archdeacon Egerton's will after his wife Annabellas death.

Draft Agreement.  AH 2215  1803

Contents:
For John William, Earl of Bridgewater, to pay Archdeacon Henry Egerton's legacies personally, as Francis Henry Egerton is abroad so the £14,500 Bank Annuities and £10,000 standing in their joint names cannot be sold.

Receipt.  AH 2216  7th March 1803

Contents:
Rev. Charles Egerton of legacy of £2,000 under the will of Archdeacon Henry Egerton, which he had charged to his sisters Audrey Egerton Mouron, Ann Egerton and Harriet Sophia Egerton.

Receipt.  AH 2217  27th August 1803

Contents:
Isabella Frances Master for her legacy of £2,000 from Archdeacon Henry Egerton.

Stock Receipt for investment of £1,000 in £1,826. 9. 8. reduced 3 per cent Annuities in names of John William, Earl of Bridgewater and Robert Clarke.  AH 2218  30th August 1803

Stock Receipt for investment of £2,000 in £2,852. 1. 0. 4 per cent Annuities in names of John William, Earl of Bridgewater and Robert Clarke.  AH 2219  30th August 1803

Receipt.  AH 2220  20th September 1803

Contents:
Elizabeth and Charles Saladin for £2,000 legacy from Henry Egerton - to be paid to Messrs. Casenova & Co.

Declaration of Trust.  AH 2221  29th December 1803

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater and Robert Clarke in favour of Mrs. George Smith and her children.
£1,826. 9. 8. 3 per cent reduced Annuities.
Signatures.

Declaration of Trust (copy) by John William, Earl of Bridgewater and Richard Clarke.  AH 2222  29th December 1803

Contents:
£4,496. 4. 8. 5 per cent Annuities on the trusts of the Marriage Settlement of John Brooks and Harriet Sophia Egerton, 27th December 1800, being legacies from Archdeacon Egerton and Miss Ann Egerton.

Notice.  AH 2223  31st January 1804

Contents:
William, Archbishop of York, to Executors of Anne Egerton.
Lord Berkeley having claimed freehold of house and land in St. George's, Hanover Square, leased by her to him on 14th May 1784 on a 99 year building lease.

Lawyer's Bill and Account for the sale of £240 secured on the tolls of Wearmouth Bridge and copyhold property there [late Archdeacon Henry Egertons].  AH 2224-2225  January-July 1808

Will and Codicils (copy) of Anne Egerton of Berkeley Square, spinster daughter of Hon. Henry Egerton, Bishop of Hereford and Lady Elizabeth Ariana Egerton.  AH 2226  15th November 1797

Contents:
Pictures to nephew Major General John William Egerton; picture of Mme. Saladin by her elder sister to niece Isabella Frances Master; nephew Rev. Francis Henry Egerton all books printed and manuscripts; niece Ariana Margaret Egerton, Isabella Frances Master, Anne Egerton, Harriet Egerton; trust for niece Mme. Saladin and her children and for Audrey Mouson and if she has no children, to nephew Henry Egerton and Ann and Harriet Egerton; legacies to Mrs. William Egerton of Windsor Castle; the widows of brothers Charles and Henry; house in Grosvenor Street to niece Ariana Margaret Egerton; residue to three nieces.
Executors - J.W. and F.H. Egerton and George Brooks.

Letter.  AH 2227  3rd November 1803

Contents:
George Brooke to Robert Clarke.
Detailing the discharge of the legacies and estates of Anne Egerton £66,000;
Archdeacon Henry Egerton £29,500.

Marriage Licences re Archdeacon Henry Egerton  [no ref. or date]

Archbishop's Marriage Licences (Cant.).  AH 2228a  25th June 1753

Seals - good Faculty Office seal.

Contents:
Peter Ludlow of Ardsallagh, Meath, Ireland, Esq., bachelor; Lady Frances Lunley Saunderson of St. George, Hanover Square, [London] spinster.

Marriage Licence - York.  AH 2228b  20th December 1756


Related information: See also AH2162a

Contents:
Henry Willoughby of Birdsall Esq., to Dorothy Cartwright of Ganton.

Marriage licence - London.  AH 2228c  30th April 1757

Seals - Vicar General and Official.

Contents:
James Fortescue of St. James, Westminster, bachelor, and Mary Henrietta Hunter of St. James, spinster.
Principal of London.
Endorsements - 2nd May 1757 - married Henry Egerton.

Marriage Licence - Dean and Chapter of York.  AH 2229  30th July 1768

Seals - poor.

Contents:
Lawson, John, of Borough Hall, York, Esq. (23), and Scarisbrick, Elizabeth, St. Michael le Belfry, York (19), at St. Michael le Belfry.
Signature - John Clough, registrar.

Marriage Licence - Dean and Chapter of York.  AH 2230  18th February 1772

Contents:
Allen Swainston of St. Martin in Coneystreet, York, gent. (40) and Frances Strangwayes of St. Martin in Coneystreet, York, (20).

Marriage Licence - Archbishop of York.  AH 2231  12th January 1773

Contents:
John Marsden of Warmsworth, Yorks, clerk (30) and Esther Delabene of St. Olave near the Walls, York (21).

Marriage Licence - Durham.  AH 2232  21st October 1777

Contents:
Calverly Bewick of Close House, Heddon on the Wall, Northumberland, Esq. (21) and Deborah Wilkinson of Brancepeth, Durham (19).

Marriage Licence - Durham.  AH 2233  26th July 1785

Contents:
Anthony Salvin of the Chapelry of Goreth, Durham (21) and Catharine Wharton of Whitworth, Durham (21).

Marriage Licence - Durham.  AH 2234  24th October 1785

Note: The seals are remarkable fine examples of C.18th art.

Contents:
Robert Blakiston of Bishops Wearmouth, Durham (29) and Margaret Cass of Sunderland near the Sea, Durham (20).

Miscellaneous Family Papers presumably relating to the Family's Investments  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2235  4th January 1762

Contents:
R. Phelps from Chatham - "Tristram deserves his best respects to the whole house of Egerton, he is better than when we left Town".

Letter.  AH 2236  undated

7 lines

Contents:
Lawrence Sterne a.l. - "Chatham! Yes - yes here I am ......."

Letter.  AH 2237  February 1762

2 pages

Contents:
Lawrence Sterne a.l. from Dover - "Philips is a son of a Bitch for saying I was worse than when I left you".

Letter.  AH 2238  12th February 1762

Contents:
R. Phelps from Paris - "Tristram is so well recovered as to talk more bad French in one day that would serve a reasonable man a whole month".

Letter.  AH 2239  26th February 1762

Contents:
Archbishop of York - will collate him to the Prebend of Holme.

Letter.  AH 2240  8th March 1762

4 pages

Contents:
Lawrence Strene from Paris; his health and plans

Letter.  AH 2441  24th March 1762

Contents:
R. Phelps from Paris - "We have not heard a word from Tristram Shandy".

Letter.  AH 2242  17th November 1769

Contents:
Daniel Sandford of Sandford, nr. Whitchurch; congratulations upon his appointment to the living and for young George Watson's continuation as his Agent there, he, his father and grandfather having acted for former Rectors.

Letter.  AH 2243  29th November 1769

Contents:
George Phillips, his curate at Whitchurch;
Mr. Sandland, master of the free school, had been taking duty with him and would be glad to be continued, and re hay and tithes.

Edward Sykes, Dewsbury - investments.  AH 2244  19th December 1769

Letter.  AH 2245  18th June 1770

Contents:
James Tomkinson, Dorfold, Nantwich, Cheshire - re a renewal of a lease of tithes ? of Whitchurch.

Francis Sykes of Ackworth Park has sent two dozen of the best madeira.  AH 2246  28th October 1770

Duke of Devonshire will continue pension of 5 guineas to Mrs. Ollerhead.  AH 2247  December 1770

W. Sykes, Pontefract - sending deeds of Egerton's manuscript and mortgages to the Trustees.  AH 2248  17th February 1772

J. Wood, Edensor - the Duke of Devonshire will double Mrs. Ollerhead's pension to 10 guineas.  AH 2249  5th September 1772

J. Royds, University College - social.  AH 2250  10th November 1772

J. Wood from Chesterfield - enclosing bill for 20 guineas for Mrs. Ollerhead. Mr. Mason is full of business in putting his house in order at Aston.  AH 2251  11th January 1773

Letter.  AH 2252  1st February 1773

Contents:
William Meyer, Baildon - excuses as his interest is in arrear.

Letter. William Mason, Aston - social.  AH 2253  17th May 1773

Letter. William Meyer, Bailden - excuses.  AH 2254  25th June 1773

Letter. William Sykes, Ackworth Park - business.  AH 2255  6th August 1773

Letter. William Sykes, Ackworth Park - business.  AH 2256  9th August 1773

Letter. William Sykes, Ackworth Park - business.  AH 2257  2nd October 1773

Letter. William Sykes, Ackworth Park - business.  AH 2258  4th October 1773

William Sykes - account and mortgage interests and payments for Mrs. Lowther's funeral.  AH 2259  October 1773

Letter. W. Sykes re selling 72 acres at whitley to Mr. Beaumont for £2,500  AH 2260  8th December 1773

Letter. W. Sykes - business.  AH 2261  18th July 1774

Dr. Dampier from Bath - rough roads; has consulted Dr. Wall of Worcester; mixed company.  AH 2262  10th December 1775

Letter.  AH 2263  27th December 1775

Contents:
The ragged appearance of the (Durham) Cathedral; Mr. Carr has not been, so asked Mr. Mylne to survey it.

Letter.  AH 2264  30th January 1776

Contents:
AS AH2262 - the fate of empires seems to depend upon the formidable operations of next Spring in America, where our officersare doing nothing but acting plays and dancing at Boston. Your account of Mr. Sykes' progress in painting in and about Durham gives me pleasure.

Letter. Mr. Duppas election as a Minor Canon.  AH 2265  11th February 1776

William Stephenson, Tideswell - living only. £60, Vicarage in ruins.  AH 2266  3rd May 1776

Lady Gower, Pall Mall, to Lady Sophia Egerton - is unable to give to the Clergyman.  AH 2267  24th May 1776

J. Douglas from Durham - chapter news.  AH 2268  28th May 1776

T. Swinburne, Durham - appeal against a rent increase.  AH 2269  12th June 1776

William Stephenson - progress of rebuilding Tideswell Vicarage at a cost of £70 or £80 for outbuildings and garden walls.  AH 2270  17th June 1776

T. Dampier - Cathedral news; character of Lord Kilmorrey.  AH 2271  26th June 1776

Thomas Gilbert, Liverpool - madeira wine.  AH 2272  1st July 1776

Letter.  AH 2273  6th July 1776

Contents:
T. Swinbourne - his mother offers £20 rent for the closes or will not keep them.

Thomas Gilbert - re the wine.  AH 2274  17th July 1776

Papers.  AH 2275  21st December 1776

Contents:
T. Dampier has bought a house in Princes Buildings, Bath; Princess Amelia; a fine new room for cards is added to the new rooms; good news from America; Dr. Franklin is in Paris.

T. Dampier - Chapter affairs.  AH 2276  7th January 1777

T. Dampier - his health and Chapter affairs.  AH 2277  5th March 1777

William Digby, Dean of Durham, Coleshill re a new gateway and wall at Durham.  AH 2278  27th December 1778

William Digby, Coleshill - is glad to hear he has purchased Mrs. Forster's house.  AH 2279  31st January 1779

A. Macartney - Bath society "politics" election of Mr. Tyson and news.  AH 2280  20th May 1780

Francis Henry Egerton - trial of Lord George Gordon - verses "A Bath Tale".  AH 2281, 2282A  6th February 1781

Petition against relief of dissenting ministers, etc.  AH 2282B  [n.d.]

P.D. Leslie - prescribing for a relaxed state of the stomach and a prescription.  AH 2283  24th December 1782

Chris. Sykes, Beverley - repaying a bond.  AH 2284  16th February 1783

Chris. Sykes - notice of repaying a further £2,000.  AH 2285  20th March 1783

Chris. Sykes - re repayment.  AH 2286  13th April 1783

Papers.  AH 2287  10th May 1783

Contents:
Robert Mylne, New River House, Islington - report on Newcastle Bridge:- sound, and advises a little repointing between high and low water mark.

John Egerton, Bishop of Durham - enclosing Mylne's letter.  AH 2288  19th May 1783

C. Sykes - re repayment (one page only).  AH 2289  20th May 1783

James Turner, Sheffield - enclosing cutlery?  AH 2290  5th August 1783

William Digby - application for living of Billingham for a friend, H. Cotes.  AH 2291  8th August 1783

William Digby (Dean) - re livings and draft of Henry Egerton's reply, minor canonries and patronage.  AH 2292  August 1783

H. Inge, The Close, Lichfield - for support in application for Rugelely living for his son.  AH 2293  1st November 1783

Saladin de Claus on his marriage to Henry Egerton's niece.  AH 2294  7th March 1784

Sir John Eden, Windlestones near Bishop Auckland, Durham.  AH 2295  20th August 1785

Contents:
Re a lease of kilns for burning small coals into cinders - ? near Newcastle.

Papers.  AH 2296  26th August 1785

Contents:
Edward Smythe, Esh - thanks for licence to shoot game near Esh and North Allerton; is going to Scotland for black and red game.

Edward Tatham (?) - account of a visit to the Lakes, very romantic.  AH 2297  27th August 1785

4 pages

Mr. Castle's account of the Bishop's "Beads people".  AH 2298  1785

Lord Muncaster - compliments.  AH 2299  7th September 1785

William Wacker, Hanover Square - compliments.  AH 2300  6th March 1786

James Skrey, Upton - re cyder and perry and his search for stained glass for him.  AH 2301  18th May 1786

Papers.  AH 2302  2nd July 1786

Fine seal.

Contents:
Robert Fairfax - asking his influence for his brother, now Rector of Wigan, during Sir H. Bridgeman's son's minority.

J. Fountayne - influence for Mr. Clough and Henry Egerton's reply.  AH 2303  3rd July 1786

W. Walker from Dublin [the astronomer].  AH 2304  9th March 1787

John Eveleigh for subscription of new library at Oriel College.  AH 2305  12th March 1787

Documents re import of French wine.  AH 2306-2309  20th May 1787

J. Digby, Cheltenham - social, and Egerton's reply; Chapter business.  AH 2310  2nd June 1787

Papers.  AH 2311  3rd June 1787

Contents:
John Carr (architect), 21, Albemarle Street - advising he imports his own slates from Rigge & Son of Hawkshead, Lancs. Your roof at Wearmouth is in no need of immediate repair.

William Walker - account of Ireland; old Lady Clanbrasil; proposed European tour.  AH 2312  15th August 1787

Walter Hall & Co. - offering Westmorland slates at £3. 5. 0. per ton.  AH 2313  7th September 1787

George Brooks, Green Street - explaining about an investment of £6,300.  AH 2314  13th September 1787

George Brooks, Green Street - acknowledging a further £1,500 for investment.  AH 2315  21st September 1787

Bill for plaster work for Rev. Mr. Egerton ? at Durham ?  AH 2316  c.1780-90

Papers.  AH 2317  c.1780-90

Contents:
Draft estate map of a farm (un-named) S. Meadow, Millfield, Little Meadow, Low Pasture, High Ridges, Garth, Cowsland, New Field, North Close, Wheatfield, Quarry Close - Probably north country.

A. Hay, from barracks - accepting invitation.  AH 2318  1st January 1788

George Smith, Princefield (?) - asking Egerton to be godfather to his son.  AH 2319  3rd January 1788

Lord Fife - thanks for invitation, but roads are so bad he cannot delay.  AH 2320  12th January 1788

John Carr (architect) - "let Mr. Barkas do your covering" and advice on roofing.  AH 2321  27th January 1788

T. Barkas - estimate for roofing with Westmorland slates.  AH 2322  28th January 1788

Sir Henry Vane - asks for preferment for his nephew, Davidson, at Bedlington.  AH 2323  3rd July 1788

William Digby - recommending his nephew Cotes for Bedlington.  AH 2324  8th July 1788

William Digby - thanks for appointment of his nephew.  AH 2325  23rd July 1788

John Tempest - character for John Johnson, gardener.  AH 2326  31st August 1788

J.G. to Miss Egerton - asks for Vicarage of Middleham for Mr. Waugh, in the gift of her father, the Chancellor.  AH 2327  5th April 1792

As AH2327 - thanks.  AH 2328  19th April 1792

John Mitchinson, Quaker, of Carlisle - on tithes.  AH 2329  6th August 1792

George Brooks - paying small bills for Mr. Egerton.  AH 2330  17th January 1793

George Brooks - re purchase of a house.  AH 2331  26th July 1794

Richard Robson, Durham - a pipe of old port supplied.  AH 2332  20th August 1794

H. S. Egerton (niece).  AH 2333  15th September 1794

George Brooks - business.  AH 2334  3rd November 1794

Letter  AH 2335  4th November 1794

Contents:
Mrs. Burne, Bishopswearmouth - in the third person - thanks for parcel and re blue and lilac striped hammercloth and suggests lilac is replaced with three shades of buff and rosebuds added to the acorns and oak leaves.

G. Stephenson, Sunnyside - question of whether Rector or Parish should receive fees for Mr. Robinson's vault.  AH 2336  4th November 1794

John Hanuill (?), Sunderland - extension of time to pay Bond.  AH 2337  4th November 1794

George Brooks - supporting an application for charity - he has just had a son.  AH 2338  16th December 1794

George Brooks - re fees for Dispensation.  AH 2339  27th January 1795

John William Egerton (7th Earl) - franked by him.  AH 2340  1795

John William Egerton (7th Earl) - franked by him.  AH 2341  1795

Susan Peareth, Unsworth House - sending recipe for pills.  AH 2342  18th October

Caroline Thurlow, Broughton.  AH 2343  15th April

Miss A.M. Egerton (niece) - Lord Howe and the French fleet at Brest.  AH 2344  29th January

Lady Amelia Hume (niece) Wormleybury - cold weather.  AH 2345  27th January

Bond.  AH 2346  30th March 1782

Contents:
Melisa Layng, widow, and Catherine Layng of St. George's, Hanover Square, to Mary Boughton.
£172. 13. 0.

Deed to Lead Uses of a Fine.  AH 2347  18th February 1783

Contents:
John Turner of Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, and Elizabeth, his wife (niece of Sir John Dryden) to George Brooks of Green Street.
Canons Ashby (Northants), Freston and Butterwick (Lincs.) and other, the Canons Ashby estate in which Elizabeth had a life interest under his will.
To secure a £500 mortgage
Witness - George Brooks (in trust for Mary Boughton).

Bond.  AH 2348  18th February 1783

Contents:
John Turner of Margaret Street, Cavendish Square to George Brooks of Green Street, Grosvenor Square.
To pay £1,000 after Dame Elizabeth Dryden's death.

Insurance Policy.  AH 2349  2nd April 1783

Contents:
That Elizabeth, wife of John Turner (aged 30) of Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, will survive Dame Elizabeth Dryden (aged 76) of Canons Ashby in £500 in favour of George Brooks, in the Society for Equitable Assurance on Lives or Survivorships.

John William, 7th Earl of Bridgewater and his Trustees - Miscellaneous Estate and Business Letters and Papers  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2350  11th November 1807

Seals - fair, armorial.

Contents:
John William, Earl of Bridgewater, to Nathaniel Collyer, enclosing General Johnson's promissory note for collection.
Signatures and as frank.

Bond.  AH 2351  4th August 1809

Contents:
Daniel Paterson, assistant Quatermaster General, H.M. Forces, to General Earl of Bridgewater, for £200.

Letter.  AH 2352  14th January 1813

Contents:
Carter Draper, Thavies Inn HOLBORN to Lord Bridgewater, calling a meeting of Colonel Paterson's creditors.

Letter.  AH 2353  15th January 1813

Seals.

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater enclosing Carter Draper's letter to Messrs. Collyer.
Signatures.

Letter.  AH 2354  19th January 1813

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater enclosing Colonel Paterson's bond to N.C. Collyer.
Signatures.

Letter.  AH 2355  3rd March 1824

Contents:
Collyer to R. Clarke asking for above documents.

Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Account of Tithes of Hemel Hempstead purchased by Earl of Bridgewater from Grover & Rhoades (?)  AH 2356  9th March 1810

Pitstone  [no ref. or date]

Papers.  AH 2357  1704 and 1718

Contents:
Pigs common - copy Orders by the Jury and Homage of the Manor of Morrants with Narnetts and Butlers in Pitstone.

Authority by the homage to enclose common before George Goodwin's house; Manor of Studham.  AH 2358  14th December 1795

List of Allotments in lieu of tithes under Inclosure Awards in these years.  AH 2359  1811-1812

Gaddesden  [no ref. or date]

Particulars of the Nunnery Estate (? St. Margarets Farm).  AH 2360  25th May 1814

Note by Robert Clarke as to the claim of free warren over Nunnery Farm.  AH 2361  [n.d.]

Yorkshire  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2362  24th August 1814

Contents:
George Brooks to Robert Clark of Stockton - concerning a recovery and the fee farm rent settlements.

Ivinghoe  [no ref. or date]

Signed composition. List for the Privy Tithes of Ivinghoe.  AH 2363  1819-1820

Letter.  AH 2364  19th February 1820

Contents:
Isaac Denton to Lord Bridgewater re the wingrave clock charity.

Letter.  AH 2365  29th April 1820

Contents:
J.J. Wilkinson to Robert Clarke advocating increased fruit growing in England.

Little Gaddesden  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2366  2nd May 1820

Contents:
J. Dovrington to [R. Clarke] re proposed Act to authorise exchange with Gaddesden poor and Chesham dissenters.
Philip Power's charity land.

Letter and bought note.  AH 2367  25th March 1822

Contents:
Drummonds Bank to Lord Bridgewater, having invested £1,100 in consols in his and Harry Grover's names.

Letter.  AH 2368-2370  19th March 1822

Contents:
Thomas Tindal, clerk, of the Peace, Aylesbury, to Lord Bridgewater, enclosing Order re the Bridge over the Ousel at Edlesborough.
Order of Sessions appointing a Committee.
Report of Committee on the liability for the repairs.

Letter.  AH 2371  12th October 1822

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater to Theed Pearce re Ousel bridge.

Letter.  AH 2372  24th September 1822

Contents:
Theed Pearse to Lord Bridgewater, enclosing copy reports and resolution that the County was not liable for repairs to the Ousel bridge.

London  [no ref. or date]

Demand for rent of coach-house and stables in George Yard, belonging to his house in Grosvenor Square.  AH 2373  7th October 1822

Letter.  AH 2374  7th February 1823

Contents:
Robert Raysen [Ellesmere] to Robert Clarke, re iron ploughs and the purchase of one for Ashridge.

Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2375  21st February 1823

Contents:
Christopher Hodgson, Bounty Officer, Great Deans Yard, to Robert Clarke, giving amount of the fine for adding a new life to the lease by
The Chapter of St. Paul's of part of the Rectory of Hemel Hempstead.
Noted: Mr. Sheppard of Cheddington is not above 25, his Yorkshire Wolds constitution is likely enough to be a good one.

Opinion of Dr. Stephen Lushington re allocating the pews of Tring Church.  AH 2376  23rd June 1823

Plan of the roof and three letters re repairs to Lord Bridgewater's house in Grosvenor Square carried out by Thomas Cundy of Pimlico.  AH 2377-2380  October 1823

Letter.  AH 2381  16th October 1823

Contents:
W[illiam] Wilshire to Earl of Bridgewater with the Solicitor General's opinion that the Justices of Bedfordshire could not legally pay the balance due from them to their Clerk of the Peace.

Letter.  AH 2382  2nd October 1824

Contents:
Benjamin Donkin to Mr. Clarke, bookseller, Bond Street, sending "Forster's Section of the Strata" and re stone from the well at Ivinghoe.

Proposal for a Parochial Chapel at Lacey Green in the Parish of Princes Risborough, with a list of subscribers.  AH 2383-2384  24th June 1823

2 copies

Printed.

Letter.  AH 2385  5th February 1824

Contents:
James Gomme to The Dowager Countess of Bridgewater for a donation to Lacey Green Church and that the Bridgewater Arms might be put in the East window.

Letter.  AH 2386  21st July 1824

Contents:
Richard Meade to Richard Clarke, with Mr. Hill's account for 7 guineas for the coat of arms.

Letter.  AH 2387  28th October 1825

Contents:
Richard Meade to The Countess of Bridgewater asking for the 7 guineas.

Appeal for subscriptions for the rebuilding of Edlesborough tower with an account of its destruction by lightning.  AH 2388  14th April 1826

Northchurch  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2389  22nd January 1824

Contents:
Frank Moore to Robert Clarke, to call about Lady Bridgewater's meadow and the canal.

Great Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Minutes of public meeting proposing a turnpike road from Berkhamsted to Gerrards goods and a branch to Rickmansworth. Those, Dorrien, chairman.  AH 2390  23rd November 1824

Minutes of a public meeting.  AH 2391  13th December 1824

Contents:
Approving the construction of the Dunstable and Windsor Turnpike with a branch to Rickmansworth.
McAdam, surveyor; Grover and Smith, solicitors.
Meeting held at the King's Arms, Great Berkhamsted.

Letters, etc.  AH 2392-2394  19th April 1825

3 letters

Contents:
Re renewal of lease of lands at Studham, Slapton and Edlesborough by the Dean and Chapter of Windsor.

Little Gaddesden - Edlesborough  [no ref. or date]

Letters.  AH 2395-2397  29th-31 October 1825

3 letters

Contents:
Re Rev. Wroth's claim to tithe of potatoes on John Head's farm (he having rented it as tithe free); N. Cartwright and J. Head.

Testimonials.  AH 2398-2400  18th November 1825

Contents:
For John Windross by Joseph Bolland of Masham, H. Trumper of Swinton and William Morton on his applying for a tenancy of Church Form, Little Gaddesden.

Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

Letters.  AH 2401-2402  6th-26th May 1826

2 letters

Contents:
J.S. Story to William Howard claiming tithes of Hemel Hempstead mill due to the Vicar.

Letter.  AH 2403  24th June 1826

Contents:
William Tindal to W. Stuart.
Mr. Chippendale's opinion is that deeds go to whoever has larger share.

Copy letter.  AH 2404  26th June 1826

Contents:
Robert Clarke to the Committee of Colonel Macqueen; the Ashridge votes will come in a body on Friday and regretting 'our diminished numbers'.

Copy letter.  AH 2405  24th September 1827

Contents:
R. Clarke to W. Astell.
Lord Bridgewater's offer of £500 towards Sir John Osborne's election debts was conditional; his trustees could not pay it; the Countess was only an annuitant; had taken on all charitable subscriptions and avoided any concern in political matters (interesting).

Aldbury  [no ref. or date]

Letter and sketch map.  AH 2406  5th November 1826

Contents:
J.A. Gordon of Stocks to Rev. David Jenks of Aldbury, re widening the road to Great Barley End farm.

Little Gaddesden  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2407-2408  21st January 1827

Contents:
Grover, Smith & Grover, to Robert Clarke re exchange of Power's charity land and copy Act 1 and 2 George IV cap XCII, for the exchange of charity lands.

Little Gaddesden - Moulshoe  [no ref. or date]

Copy Will.  AH 2409  7th September 1617; Copy c.1827

Contents:
Philip Power of Little Gaddesden, gent. His house and 10 acres in Gaddesden to the Poor. Crown lease of Moulshoe, Bucks. to nephew, Philip Smee, goldsmith of Norwich, and his copyhold in Over Cravenhurst, Beds. Bequests of clothes and furniture, family legacies to John Bond, nephew, [son of Sergeant of Queen, Elizabeth buckhounds.]

Tring, etc.  [no ref. or date]

Letters.  AH 2410-2411  28th February 1827

2 letters

Contents:
R.C. Sale, Grand Junction Canal Office, to Lord Farnborough and Richard Clarke.
To purchase Ivinghoe and Edlesborough mills to augment Tring reservoir.

Whitechapel  [no ref. or date]

Lease (21 years) (abstract).  AH 2412  14th June 1827

Contents:
Lords Brownlow, Clive and Farnborough (Exors. of Lord Bridgewater), Sophia Probyn, John Dighton and Susan, his wife, John and Decima Willis (his wife), and Ann Jemima Wroughton to David Coulson Messuage on corner of Well Close Square on Graces Alley and Well Street (the Earl owned quarter share).

Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Particulars of Exchange.  AH 2413  undated prior to 1823

Contents:
Earl of Bridgewater and Thomas Dorrien.
Land at Hunger Hill for Shawberry Close at Whitehill.

Wakefield  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2414  3rd August 1827

Contents:
Henry Lumb, Wakefield, to R. Clarke, Stockton, sending the copies of the Memorial and Court Roll extracts and giving particulars re the Inclosure and sale of 1814.

Copy Chantry Certificate.  AH 2415  14th February 1548; Copy 1828

Contents:
Re Thurstane Banasters charity at the altar of St. Peter in Wakefield parish church.

Extracts of Court Roll; Manor of Wakefield.  AH 2416  1695-1717; Copy c 1800-1825

Contents:
Roger Nowell of Read and trustees, Armitage and trustees, Thomas, Earl of Strafford.
Customary lands in Graveships of Stanley and Wakefield, part of Ouchthorpe Hall, Wilsons Farm, Dewcey Royds Close.

Copy Memorial of Conveyance.  AH 2417  30th September/1st October 1717

Contents:
Joseph Armitage, jun. of Outwoodside, Wakefield and trustees, to Thomas, Earl of Strafford.
Freehold part of messuage and lands (named).

Mr. Caley's report (copy), giving extracts from the records of St. Peter's chantry and the Fee Farm Roll re the £4. 13. 4. rent.  AH 2418  1828

Extract from the Vellum Book or Rental of Lord Strafford's and the Sedbury fee farm rents.  AH 2419  1st November 1828

Contents:
Fee farm rent of 40s Od for grain tithes of Sedbury, parcel of the late Monastery of St. Mary's, York, late paid by Sir William Gascoyne. In 1700 paid by Christopher D'Arcy.

Letter (draft) and extract from record.  AH 2420  24th March 1828

Contents:
[R. Clarke] to John Cayley, keeper of the records in the Tower.
Lord Strafford having refused to pay rent of £4. 13. 4. fee farm rent due to Lord Bridgewater's trustees from land at Wakefield and formerly part of St. Peter's Chantry, Wakefield, inherited from the Duke of Bolton. Asking for copy of records.

Letter.  AH 2421-2422  6th December 1828

Contents:
Tho. Chippendale to Robt. Clarke, Ellesmere, re Black Sump, red ore, and opinion on Buckmaster's annuity.
Copy opinion.

Letter.  AH 2423  23rd May 1829

Contents:
G[eorge] Lipscomb, Whitchurch, Nr. Aylesbury, to Robert Clarke, Ashridge, asking for particulars of the descent of Whaddon Chase, etc.

Note addressed to Robert Clarke.  AH 2424  c 1750 - 1800

Contents:
Lord Bridgewater's father's marriage settlement is dated 19th November 1748.
The settlement of the fee farm rents by the Countess of Bridgewater 25th/26th January 1713. And that by Lord Cheyne and others 15th/16th March 1716.
On 9th May 1727 Henry Egerton settled his third as a jointure upon his wife. It is supposed about 1748 John Egerton, the Bishop of Durham, suffered two recoveries of William's and Henry's thirds.

Award by George Creed re dilapidations and breach of covenants by Joseph Field, John Woodman and - Dearman. Haxters End and Little Heath farms.  AH 2425  23rd June 1829

Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

Draft Petition, to the King by the Rectors of Berkhamsted and Northchurch for a subscription towards building a National School for the two parishes, giving history of the founding.  AH 2426  undated c. 1830

Cheddington (?)  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2427  9th July 1830

Contents:
J. Warner (?) to Robert Clarke.
Mrs. Stevens was very much offended that her cottage had been mentioned and would burn the writings sooner than sell.

Minute concerning bridge in Edlesborough Common Field.  AH 2428  September 1831

Edlesborough  [no ref. or date]

Letter (copy).  AH 2429  10th September 1831

Contents:
John Pedley of Caddington Hill to Grover Smith and Grover, refusing to build bridge and offering to exchange 1½ acres affected, or allow a road through Northall farm yard.

Aldbury  [no ref. or date]

Letter.  AH 2430-2431  29th December 1831

Contents:
Mrs. Gordon of Stocks to Robert Clarke, and his reply re limewashing against infectious disease, privies, and ventilation required by the Rows, lime burning and highway repairs (she is surveyor).

Letter.  AH 2432  19th March 1832

Contents:
Hannah Grant to the Countess of Bridgewater asking for charity for a widow and orphans.

Letter.  AH 2433  4th October 1832

Contents:
Henry Lloyd, Ludlow, Salop.
Bluck is a specious and incorrigible fellow.

Bill.  AH 2434  1821 - 1822

Contents:
Mr. Bluck to Executors of Earl of Bridgewater for £51. 15. 0. for hire of tups.

Letter.  AH 2435-2438  22nd-25th April 1833

4 Letters

Contents:
Re John Buckmaster's possessory title to lands offered to the Earl's trustee.
He is emigrating to join his father-in-law in America.

Statement showing balances of 1830 account settled between the Trustees and the Countees of Bridgewater.  AH 2439  20th December 1831

Spratton, Northants  [no ref. or date]

Petition of John Wykes, Richard Tipler, Thomas Balderson and Samuel White, squatters on the roadside waste to the 'Duchess of Bridgewater' for her protection, notice having been served by the Surveyors to quit.  AH 2440  undated after 1831

Letter from the Stamp Office to William Clarke, Ashridge, claiming legacy duty on residue of residue of 7th Earl's estate.  AH 2441  17th July 1833

Costs of The History of Ashridge.  AH 2442-2444  1816-1824

2

List of Presentation Copies.  AH 2445-2447  1823

3

Questionnaire on numbers to be printed. Presentation copy to the King, etc., with replies.  AH 2448  1823

Letter.  AH 2449  18th August 1823

Contents:
F. Mackenzie (artist) to Lord Bridgewater, re engravings, etc. for the book on Ashridge.

Note in third person. Mrs. Lane thanks the Countess of Bridgewater for the set of prints.  AH 2450  24th January 1834

Lithographs.

Family Papers  [no ref. or date]

Counsel's Opinion.  AH 2451  11th December 1820

Contents:
Re Richard Bath having obscured the light to Lord Bridgewater's house in Grosvenor Square.

Letter.  AH 2452  9th February 1835

Contents:
Bishop of Lincoln to The Rev. J. Rich. The £74 received from the railway must be invested for the benefit of the living.

Letter.  AH 2453  28th November 1832

Contents:
Drummonds Bank to Robert Clarke (postmark).

Letter.  AH 2454  20th November 1835

Contents:
R. Clarke to Drummonds Bank to sell £5,000 Bank Stock as he had £10,000 to be drawn on his 'Purchase Account' [as the Earl's Trustee].

Copy receipt given to Lord Bridgewater's Trustees for £3,573 from Canal shares sold and invested in land.  AH 2455  25th April 1836

Note of Lawyer's bills, etc. totalling £2,440. 19. 9.  AH 2456  23rd May 1836

Note of expenses of new buildings and repairs at the Home and-Coldharbour Farms, Berkhamsted new road from-Nettleden to Water End, £757; surveying and mapping-Ashridge, £603.  AH 2457  21st October 1823; 31st December 1838

Copy Deputation as Gamekeeper.  AH 2458  28th January 1843

Contents:
Charlotte Catherine Ann, Countess of Bridgewater, to William Jeuney of Drayton Lodge, Tring.
'Manors' of Marsworth and Puttenham.

Antiquarians report on the records of religious houses and lay owners - re a claim for a modus of 13s 4d.  AH 2459  c. 1800-1825

Cover of bundle.  AH 2460  undated

Assignment of Trust Terms.  AH 2461  19th March 1824

Contents:
Jonathan Nickson and others to The Devisees in Trust of the [7th] Earl of Bridgewater.
Sundry purchases.

Identification of property from old descriptions.  AH 2462  c. 1823-33

Contents:
Trustees of Col. Bingham to Exors. of Lord Bridgewater.
Parcells of Gaddesden Vale, North End Mead at Waterside abutting on highway, piece adjoining new road to Pottern End, messuage called Shirbuck Pightle, Home Close, Stoney Croft, Dell Field, meadow abutting on Water End Moor.

List of Boxes of Executors' Accounts and vouchers.  AH 2463  1823-1828

6

Contents:
Richard Clarke, agent.

Receipt to the 7th Earl's Executors. Charlotte Catherine Ann, Countess of Bridgewater, for £5719. 18. 6. balance of dividends on Stocks and Canal Shares due from date of death of 8th Earl.  AH 2464  1st June 1832

Account of the personal estate of 7th Earl.  AH 2465  2nd June 1832

Contents:
£107,630. 18. 2. Bank Stock, Canal Shares, etc.

Abstract of Conveyance.  AH 2466  24th/25th March 1833

Contents:
7th Earl Bridgewater's trustees to Sir William Wake of Courteen Hall, Northants.
£820.
Fee farm rent of £41 from Rectory and Tithes of East Grimton, Yorks.
(Part of the Earl's marriage settlement).

Covenant to surrender: Manor of Great Gaddesden.  AH 2467  12th April 1833

Contents:
Robert Turbeville Bingham of Rochester, to Trustees of 7th Lord Bridgewater.
Messuage at Water End, Gt. Gaddesden, occupied by Hannah Love then Ed. Purratt, now divided into three, occupied by James Castles, Charles Stevens and Joseph - and 2 acres meadow behind it.

Abstract of release: Manor of Hemel Hempstead.  AH 2468  1st August 1833

Contents:
Trustees of Joseph Camfield to Trustees of 7th Lord Bridgewater.
£1056. 7.0.
Close at Bennets Lane End 3 acres, Spring pightle 1 acre, Parkes Acre field next Reddings Hill Wood, Reddings and Bushfield 28 acres [in Hemel Hempstead manor].

Abstract of assignment of term.  AH 2469  24th September 1833

Contents:
1) Lysimachus Parker of Louth and John Chapman of Louth; 2) Fras. Gerald Lord Lake of Delhi of Aston Clinton; 3) Trustees of 7th Earl; 4) Richard Clarke.
Manor of Marsworth and messuages and lands in Marsworth, Cheddington, Bucks, and Puttenham, Herts.

Abstract of Release: Manor of Slapton.  AH 2470  6th/7th December 1833

Contents:
John Buckmaster of Slapton, Bucks., yeoman, his trustees and mortgagees (Ginger and Gray) to Trustees of 7th Earl Bridgewater.
£800.
Allotments of land in South field of Slapton of 13a. 2r. 20p. and 2r. 13p. freehold and 11a. 0r. 21p. copyhold.

Letter.  AH 2471  16th July 1834

Contents:
Richard Clarke to The Trustees, enclosing deed for signature.

Draft Conveyance.  AH 2472  15th July 1834

Contents:
Trustees of 7th Earl to Thomas Bayley of Black Birches, Myddle, Salop. and his trustee.
£160.
Several cottages at Haston Salop bakehouse, pigsties, etc., 2r. 21p. [Bought 1833 from Lord Hill].

Abstract of assignment of term.  AH 2473  2rd October 1834

Contents:
1) Exors. of James Pollard of Hemel Hempstead, banker; 2) Benjamin Sear of Ivinghoe, Aston, Higgler to 3) Trustees of 7th Earl.
Cottage, pightle and common field land since enclosed at Ivinghoe, Aston, Bucks.

Abstract of conveyance.  AH 2474  9th/10th October 1835

Contents:
John Goate Fisher Esq., the Gibbins family and George Lucas [of Hitchin?] to the 7th Earl Bridgewater's trustees £9931.
Manor of Milton Ernest and 314a. 3r. 16p.
(Bedfordshire).
(Recites title from 1806).

Household and Estate Accounts  [no ref. or date]

Account of faggots cut at Ashridge.  AH 2475-2476  31st December 1834

2

The Countess of Bridgewater's Estate Account Book.  AH 2477  1830

The Countess of Bridgewater's Establishment Account Book.  AH 2478  1830

Establishment Accounts, of the Countess of Bridgewater.  AH 2479  1831

folio

Rent and Estate Account Book. Countess of Bridgewater.  AH 2480  1831

Contents:
Property in Bucks. and Beds.

Establishment Accounts of the Countess of Bridgewater.  AH 2481  1832

Rent and Estate Account Book. Countess of Bridgewater.  AH 2482  1832

Contents:
Property in Herts., Bucks., and Beds.

Rent and Estate Account Book. Countess of Bridgewater.  AH 2483  1843

Contents:
Property in Herts., Bucke., and Beds.(new buildings).

Rent Ledger of the Ashridge settled estate in Chancery (Earl Brownlow v. Egerton) third account.  AH 2484  1855-1856

Contents:
Lands in
Albury; Berkhamsted; (Bourne End, Barley End, Billington); Cheddington;Dagnall; Eddlesborough; Frithsden; Great Gaddesden; Hemel Hempstead; Horton; Hudnall; Ivinghoe; Ivinghoe Aston; Little Gaddesden; Marsworth; Nettleden; Northall; Northchurch; Pitstone; Puttenham; Ringshall; St. Margarets [Nunnery]; Slapton; Studham; Totternhoe; Wards.
£24, 529. 17. 5. in Herts., Bucks., and Beds. per annum.
Gardens: Land in hand; Edlesborough tithes; part Cheddington; Hemel Hempstead; Pitstone; Tottershoe; Studham tithes. £899. 16. 6.
Timber sales - £2,256. 0. 1.
Salop: Ellesmere town; Birch and Lyth; Cockshutt and Crosemere; Colemere; Eastwick; Kenwicks Park; Lineal; Newnes; New Marton; Northwood; Ridges Trench; Tetchill; Welsh Hampton; Myddle Marton; Newton; Whitchurch; Dodington; Black Park; Bubney; Blackoe; Tilstock; Woodhouses; Broughall; Marbury.
£25,996 in Salop per annum.
Tithes - Ellesmere and Shotatton £782, 11. 2. Quit rents - markets at Ellesmere and Whitchurch.
York: Norton-in-the-Clay; Dishforth; Sutton Howgrave; Eppleby; Ovington; Caldwell.
Durham: Winston.
Beds: Dunton; Milton Ernest, etc.
£6,069. 14. 4. per annum.
Yorkshire fee farm rents - £588. 7. 8½. Brickmaking; Repairs; Plantations; Inclosures; Charities.

Rent ledge seventh account.  AH 2485  3rd January 1860 - 3rd January 1861

Contents:
Bridgewater Estate; Herts., Bucks., and Beds.; Salop, Chester and Flint.
Endorsement - These account books are a model series and contain full detail.

Miscellaneous  [no ref. or date]

Lawyers' letter.  AH 2486  3rd June 1829

Contents:
Williams, Witmore & Co., Lincolns Inn, to Lords Brownlow, Clive and Farnborough, claiming the Earldom of Bridgewater on behalf of Charles Egerton and asking for access to 'adverse evidence' held by the late noble Earl.

The Executorship of Francis Henry, last Earl of Bridgewater  [no ref. or date]

Birth Certificate of Francis Henry, son of John Egerton, Bishop of Bangor and Lady Ann Sophia (St. George's, Hanover Square).  AH 2487-2488  11th November 1756

Death Certificate (Paris).  AH 2489  11th February 1829

Contents:
Francis Henry Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater, son of late John Egerton, Bishop of Durham and late Lady Ann Sophia de Grey.
Registered by Richard Charles Master, his cousin.

Promissory notes.  AH 2490  1st June 1827

Contents:
(Copies)
7th Lord Bridgewater to Mrs. Isabella Frances R. Masters (cousin) £3,000. M. Eugene Auguste Barbier, £3,000.

Fifth Codicil to Will of Francis Henry Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater.  AH 2491  16th August 1828

Contents:
(Copy)
Concerning demise of freehold and copyhold land at Whitchurch and Marbury to the British Museum and authorising them to sell part for a cemetery or burial ground (Egerton Manuscript Trust).

Short Abstract of Lord Bridgewater's will and Codicils.  AH 2492  c1829

Further Opinion of Counsel on the Will generally.  AH 2493  28th April 1829

Contents:
If the trusts fail Lady Farnborough takes as sole surviving next of kin, but with Lord Farnborough's consent they can be carried out.

Counsel's Opinion on the sixth Codicil.  AH 2494  March 1829

Sixth Codicil.  AH 2495  29th August 1828

Contents:
Revoking bequest of residuary personalty to the British Museum and bequeathing instead an additional £5,000. Bequeathing residuary personalty to erect a monument to Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, on testator's land; an obelisk to the Duke, and John and Lady Anne Sophia Egerton, the Earl's parents, at Ashridge; maintaining a monument to Lord Chancellor Egerton; and for testator's own monument.
Manuscript of his 'Sketch of the Life of Francis, Duke of Bridgewater' to be burned. Bequest of clothes.

Case and Opinion of a French lawyer re the Paris house.  AH 2496  c1829

Copy Judgement of Sir John Nicholls on Colonel Thornton's Will (he was domiciled in France but his will of English personalty was held good), a precedent for the last Earl's will being valid.  AH 2497  1823

Extract from British Museum Act.  AH 2498  1824-25

Contents:
5 Geo. IV

Note of copies of the Earl's publications, etc.; manuscripts at Ashridge.  AH 2499  [n.d.]

List of Trinkets.  AH 2500  1829
Language:  French

Inventory of Lord Bridgewater's clothes at Whitchurch.  AH 2501  4th November 1829

J. Deighton's cash account for goods sold at Whitchurch, and covering letter.  AH 2502  1829-1830

List of Legatees of busts and portraits.  AH 2503  undated

Valuation of china and books bequeathed as heirlooms at Ashridge. Inventory of testator's furniture at Ashridge, sold since his death.  AH 2504  June 1830

Catalogue of French books sent to Ashridge; travel, fine arts, literature, etc.  AH 2505  June 1830

Note of cost of transmitting legacies to poor of Whitchurch and Myddle from France.  AH 2506  24th July 1830

Receipts for legacies.  AH 2507-2512  July 1830
Language:  French

Contents:
To: Myddle Poor £2,000; Whitchurch Poor £2,000; Dr. Tatham, Oxford £500; Thomas Massey, curate of Marbury £300; Lady Bridgewater £3,000; Whitchurch Rectory Library (Edward Tatham) £150.

Legacy Duty Receipts.  AH 2513-2515  11th September 1830

Contents:
For
Proceeds of the Rectory cellar for creating a trust to augment the Rectory Library at Whitchurch, £287.
All manuscripts relating to the Parish, maps, engravings and books in England (with inventory) bequeathed to Whitchurch Rectory library, £157.
A good country house library with newspapers, pamphlets, exploration, African and Indian interest.

Copy letter of Bishop of Lichfield stating case re the endowment fund of Tilstock Chapel and the British Museum's claim to freeholds bought by the Trustees.  AH 2516  15th March 1833

Correspondence re Executorship of Francis Henry, Earl of Bridgewater  [no ref. or date]

J.C. Clarmont to Robert Clarke - Lord Bridgewater is sinking.  AH 2517  11th February 1829

Lord Bridgewater's death.  AH 2518  12th February 1829

Contents:
Executors are: Thomas Philips, Eugene Barbier and Clarmont.

Eugene Barbier to Clarke.  AH 2519  12th February 1829

L'Abbe Tardy to Clarke.  AH 2520  14th February 1829

Barbier to Clarke, re funeral at Ashridge.  AH 2521  16th February 1829

Barbier to Lord Farnborough.  AH 2522  17th February 1829

Lord Farnborough to [Clarke] to break the news to Lady Bridgewater (sister-in-law); character of Lord Bridgewater and will.  AH 2523  18th February 1829

Sir Abraham Hume to [Clarke].  AH 2524  18th February 1829

Lord Brownlow to [Clarke].  AH 2525  19th February 1829

Lord Farnborough to [Clarke].  AH 2526  20th February 1829

Barbier to Clarke - will arrive on 28th.  AH 2527  23rd February 1829

Rev. H.J. Todd, rector of Settingham, to Clarke, re offer of Little Gaddesden, in plurality, describes Settrington, Malton East Riding, Yorks.  AH 2528  24th February 1829

Edward Tatham and George Atty to Clarke re funeral and vault.  AH 2529  24th February 1829

Thomas Dorrien to Clarke re preferment.  AH 2530  27th February 1829

Executors' expenses and hotel bills (Wrights Ship Hotel, Dover) re funeral.  AH 2531  28th February 1829

4

Rev. W.B. Wroth, Edlesborough, to Lady Bridgewater, asking for Little Gaddesden living.  AH 2532  3rd March 1829

Clarke to Wroth - refusal.  AH 2533  6th March 1829

Clarke to Dorrien - refusal to Mr. Drake.  AH 2534  6th March 1829

Clarke to Rev. Dr. Tatham.  AH 2535  6th March 1829

Contents:
Funeral last Wednesday, he has left his property, which will be considerable, to "purposes and £500 to Tatham, asking him to call re Whitchurch living.

Rev. David Jenks, Aldbury, to Clarke and copy letter to Lady Bridgewater for Gaddlesden living.  AH 2536  6th March 1829

Rev. W.B. Wroth to Clarke.  AH 2537  7th March 1829

Bishop of Lichfield to Lord Farnborough re Tilstock Chapel trust and livings of Whitchurch and Myddle.  AH 2538  9th March 1829

Henry Egerton (claimant to Earldom) to Lord Farnborough (copy).  AH 2539  10th March 1829

Barbier to Clarke.  AH 2540  10th March 1829

Barbier to Clarke announcing M. Clarmont's arrival.  AH 2541  14th March 1829
Language:  French

Barbier to Clarke making an appointment.  AH 2542  17th March 1829
Language:  French

John Leybourne asking for furniture to be moved from the Prebendal house at Durham and re dilapidations.  AH 2543  22nd March 1829

Thomas Chippendale to [Clarke] maintaining there is a resulting trust and advising keeping assets in England lest the Executors claim the residue.  AH 2544  30th March 1829

Lord Farnborough - considering contesting will.  AH 2545  1st April 1829

Clarke to John Leybourne - re furniture.  AH 2546  7th April 1829

Thomas Chippendale to Clarke - opinions of lawyers that the will should be administered in Chancery as residue is £100,000.  AH 2547  11th April 1829

Lord Farnborough to [Clarke] lamenting the employment of Mr. Groom who is too old and re proposed Chancery action.  AH 2548  18th April 1829

Clarke to Clarmont - re papers and furniture at Whitchurch and ecclesiastical dilapidations.  AH 2549  12th May 1829

Lord Farnborough's proposals for settling the claims of his wife and the executors by dividing the residue equally, etc.  AH 2550-2552  undated

Clarke to Barbier - pressing for an amicable settlement.  AH 2553  19th May 1829

Clarmont to Clarke - in reply to AH 2553  AH 2554  22nd May 1829

John Leybourne to Clarke.  AH 2555  25th May 1829

Contents:
Mr. Thorpe wants to buy The Nativity sent to Gillows in Oxford Street; a picture of a lawyer temp. Car. 1 has been left behind at Durham.

Barbier to Clarke expressing great friendship.  AH 2556  27th May 1829
Language:  French

Barbier to Lord Farnborough - enclosing sale catalogue.  AH 2557  2nd June 1829

Barbier to Clarke - inviting him to meet.  AH 2558  27th July 1829

Barbier to Clarke - held up at Calais.  AH 2559  30th August 1829
Language:  French

Lady Bridgewater to Mr. Pistill - she is not concerned with ordering the monument.  AH 2560  1st September 1829

C. Virmaitre (nephew of Abbe Tardy) to Clarke - replying to questions on French laws of inheritance.  AH 2561  29th September 1829
Language:  French

Barbier to Clarke - family illness has recalled him.  AH 2562  29th September 1829

Bray and Warren, Great Russell Street, to Brooks and Lee, Whitchurch.  AH 2563  27th/28th November 1829

Contents:
Re letting property left to British Museum, ascertaining boundaries, and repairs to dilapidated houses.
Brooks and Lee to Clarke - advising letting to the Rector. Copyhold rent is 1s 9d.

John Parkinson (Executors' Solicitors) to Clarke.  AH 2564  28th November 1829

Barbier to Clarke.  AH 2565  7th December 1829

Contents:
Re the sale of the Paris Hotel and furniture, and shipping heirlooms to Ashridge, two portraits of Lord Chancellor at Ashridge, sale of furniture at Durham, sale of silver.

Clarmont to Parkinson.  AH 2566  11th December 1829

Contents:
Asking to see plans and estimates of monuments and mentioning former plans, etc. (Copy sent to Clarke on 16th December).

Clarke to Parkinson.  AH 2567  20th December 1829

Clarke to Barbier.  AH 2568  21st December 1829

Contents:
Proposing a chapel is added to the chancel for Lord Bridgewater's monument by Wyatville. (Sir Jeffrey)

T. Phillip (Executor) to Parkinson.  AH 2569  10th January 1830

Contents:
With key of the plate chests; copy sent to Clarke.

Bray and Warren to Brooks and Lee.  AH 2570  16th January 1830

Contents:
Re letting the British Museum's land and repairs to cottages; copy sent on to Clarke re boundaries and admission. We are proceeding in a subscription for warming the church.

Parkinson to Clarke - has received key.  AH 2571  18th January 1830

Parkinson to Clarke - on bill for dilapidations.  AH 2572  23rd January 1830

Clarke to Barbier.  AH 2573  27th January 1830

Contents:
Re duty on porcelain china, watches, etc.

M. Virmaitre to Clarke.  AH 2574  1st February 1830
Language:  French

Contents:
He has not yet seen Lord Bridgewater's secretary.
(Signature cut out by autograph hunter).

Barbier to Clarke - he is sending the heirlooms.  AH 2575  2nd February 1830

Leybourne to Clarke.  AH 2576  15th February 1830

Contents:
About the pictures at Durham; Barbara Hall the other annuitant died last week.

Barbier to Clarke.  AH 2577  26th March 1830
Language:  French

Contents:
A purchaser of the Paris property has defaulted.

Barbier to Clarke - monument and Tilstock church.  AH 2578  18th April 1830
Language:  French

Clarke to Barbier.  AH 2579  20th April 1830

Contents:
Dilapidations at Whitchurch and Marbury £1126. 4. 0. and Myddle £683. 17. 0.; nothing done for thirty years, except 7th Earl re-roofed and put new windows in Whitchurch Rectory, built the house at Marbury and rebuilt the chancel there at a cost of £2000; re plans and site of Tilstock Chapel to cost £2,200 by Haycock, who is building the County Infirmary; designs for the Obelisk and Monument by Sir Jeffrey Wyattville.

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2580  20th April 1830

Contents:
Re pictures to be sold at Christies and dilapidations.

Barbier to Clarke.  AH 2581  30th April 1830
Language:  French

Clarke to Barbier.  AH 2582  11th May 1830

Contents:
Rector of Ashridge disapproves of monument, etc.

Rev. W. Renton (Curate of Tilstock) to Parkinson.  AH 2583  12th May 1830

Contents:
He is not a party to the £4,500 trust for the Chapel. (Copy sent to Clarke).

Clarke to Barbier.  AH 2584  19th May 1830

Contents:
Re tomb, the silver (half fit for nothing but melting down) sold for £1,400, and Tilstock chapel.

Barbier to Clarke.  AH 2585  22nd May 1830
Language:  French

Contents:
Discussion of his own and Lord Bridgewater's views on modern gothic, and the tomb, etc., Tilstock Chapel and conditions in France.

Rev. N.M. Renton to Parkinson - (copy to Clarke).  AH 2586  20th/22nd May 1830

Phillips to Parkinson.  AH 2587  24th May 1830

Contents:
Re sales of Lots 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the Paris property: he has £40,000 in hand and £30,000 is due on Lot 1 and will be paid at the end of the year.

Parkinson to Executors.  AH 2588  1st June 1830

Contents:
Silver sold at 5s 8d per ounce; legacies to be paid from France, leaving a clear fund in England to be divided between the Executors and Lady Farnborough and £30,000 consols can be divided now. Clarke has claim for 11 years agency £5-700.

Clarke to Barbier.  AH 2589  3rd June 1830

Contents:
Lady Bridgewater did not think it right that the late Earl should have a more splendid monument....she must object decidedly to anything like a sepulchral chapel; Tilstock Chapel, etc.

Barbier to Clarke.  AH 2590  10th June 1830
Language:  French

Contents:
Clarmont will come to London.

Clarke to Parkinson.  AH 2591  14th June 1830

Contents:
Dilapidations at Whitchurch and Tilstock Chapel.

Parkinson to Clarke with copy of letter from Mr. Phillips.  AH 2592  15th June 1830

Contents:
Plate sold for £1603, and Lady Bridgewater and Lady Farhborough have taken some at valuation.

Wm. Chas. Clayton to George Atty.  AH 2593  15th June 1830

Contents:
Thanks of the Dean and Chapter of Durham for legacy.

Warden of All Souls to Clarke.  AH 2594  30th June 1830

Contents:
Thanks for legacy of £150 to buy books.

Parkinson to Clarke enclosing copy letter from Rev. David Jenks - re monument.  AH 2595  30th June 1830

Parkinson to Clarke cannot advise executors to build an aisle.  AH 2596  3rd July 1830

Clarke to Parkinson - pressing him to see Little Gaddesden church.  AH 2597  4th July 1830

Parkinson to Clarke - not to erect aisle.  AH 2598  6th July 1830

Copy authority to pay Mrs. Ariana Egerton's lapsed legacy to Captain Richard Thomas Masters, her nephew, to pay her debts.  AH 2599  7th July 1830

Extract Clarke to Barbier - Lady Bridgewater will pay cost of aisle except part to cover tomb.  AH 2600  7th July 1830

John Cook's authority for payment of his £50 legacy.  AH 2601  8th July 1830

James Horseman (Rector of Myddle) with names of trustees for Myddle legacy; note of his engagements.  AH 2602  8th July 1830

Henry Morrall.  AH 2603  9th July 1830

Contents:
Re Whitchurch legacy and valuation of books, missing volumes may be at Durham; hopes the Rectory will not be unroofed till a more genial season.

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2604-2605  10th July 1830

Contents:
Form of letter to be signed by Lord and Lady Farnborough and particulars of Sarah Parkinson, annuitant under the Will.

Rev. E. Tatham - with receipts.  AH 2606  11th July 1830

Authority to transfer 3/5ths of £30,000 Consols to Lady Farnborough and 2/5ths to executors (copy).  AH 2607  12th July 1830

Parkinson to Clarke - re above transfers.  AH 2608  16th July 1830

Brooks and Lee to Clarke - re annuities.  AH 2609  16th July 1830

armorial seal.

Henry Egerton Massie to Clarke - enclosing (Marbury?) receipt.  AH 2610  16th July 1830

Clarke to James Laffitte, Banker of Paris, enclosing receipts, for £7,700 legacies.  AH 2611  16th July 1830

Phillip to Clarke.  AH 2612  24th July 1830

Clarke to Laffitte & Co.  AH 2613  28th July 1830

James Horseman (Rector of Myddle) to Clarke.  AH 2614  1st August 1830

Contents:
Thanks for legacies; Rectory rebuilding.

Henry Morrall to Clarke - re legacy to Whitchurch and a Tract.  AH 2615  3rd August 1830

Francis Worship to Clarke - advising not to re-open Residuary Duty discharge.  AH 2616-2617  6th August 1830

Barbier to Clarke - conditions in France.  AH 2618  8th August 1830

Clarmont to Clarke.  AH 2619  28th October 1830

Contents:
Purchasers of the Hotel Egerton have paid 200,000 francs and will pay balance in April 1831.

Parkinson to Clarke - there were £65,553. 2. 0. Consols.  AH 2620  10th November 1830

Barbier, Phillip and Clarmont to Clarke.  AH 2621  19th November 1830
Language:  French

Contents:
They cannot distribute until the final payment on the Hotel is received.

Lord Farnborough to [Clarke] - re Essay and monument and regretting delay in distribution.  AH 2622  23rd November 1830

Parkinson to Executors - not to divide Consols.  AH 2623  24th November 1830

Clarke to Executors - waiving pressure to divide.  AH 2624  2nd December 1830

Lord Farnborough to Clarke - fear of riots at home and war abroad.  AH 2625  4th December 1830

Receipt for proceeds of pictures from Durham sold by Christies, £7. 14. 10.  AH 2626-2627  11th December 1830

2

Receipt for proceeds of sale of furniture from Ashridge, less two Italian paintings, £28. 18. 6.  AH 2628  31st December 1830

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2629  6th January 1831

Contents:
Re getting George Atty's son into Christ's Hospital and asking a day's shooting, and with copy letter from T. Phillips that all but £3,000 has been received of the proceeds of the Hotel Egerton.

Clarke to Parkinson.  AH 2630  7th January 1831

Contents:
Myddle library, £200 for a room, shelving and purchase of books.

Parkinson to Clarke with copy of letter to Phillips.  AH 2631  11th January 1831

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2632  16th January 1831

Contents:
Lafitte is bankrupt; festivities at Ashridge.

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2633  19th January 1831

Contents:
£26, 461 in Bank; invitation to dine.

Parkinson to Clarke must go to the Duke of Grafton at Euston.  AH 2634  21st January 1831

Lord Farnborough to Clarke - re dividing estate.  AH 2635  22nd January 1831

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2636  1st February 1831

Contents:
Invitation, since Lord Bridgewater has enabled us to enlarge our house we have beds for all.

Henry Morrall, Whitchurch, to Clarke.  AH 2637  4th February 1831

Contents:
Re transmission of the poors legacy of £2,000 through Barnard Dimsdale & Co. to Mr. George Corser [Banker of Whitchurch]. Agrarian discontent, mentions Cobbett.

Lord Farnborough, The Pavilion, Brighton, to Clarke.  AH 2638  4th February 1831

Contents:
Re monuments by Westmacott and Wyatville; Duke of York's statue cost £4,000 in Bronze.

Receipt for duty on the busts of Lord Bridgewater, legacy duty, etc. repaid to Clarke.  AH 2639  4th March 1831

Francis Worship to Clarke.  AH 2640  23rd March 1831

Contents:
Enclosing French discharge for Myddle Rector's legacy.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2641-2642  31st March 1831

Contents:
£13,000 for the monument, executors' expenses, Clarmont and French banking, thanks to Mr. Parkinson.

John Robinson.  AH 2643  5th and 8th April 1831

Contents:
Enclosing letter from A.B. Jones re Phillips Charity.

Thomas Phillips to Parkinson (copy enclosed to Clarke) re Lady Egerton's letter and hair.  AH 2644  May 26th 1831; 28th June 1831

Parkinson to Clarke - re Tilstock Chapel.  AH 2645  27th July 1831

John Horseman, Heydon, Royston, to Clarke.  AH 2646  27th July 1831

Contents:
Thanks for Lord Bridgewater's splendid edition of the Hippolytes.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke - has signed agreement for the monument.  AH 2647  25th August 1831

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2648  28th August 1831

Contents:
Proposing obelisk is not erected...this fearful measure of reform...and lady Farnborough will not attend the Coronation, affairs of Lafitte [Banker].

Clarke to T. Phillips, c/o Lafitte & Co., has the balance for the Hotel been paid?  AH 2649  5th September 1831

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2650  9th September 1831

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2651  30th September 1831

Contents:
Reform Bill, and hopes the Column is advancing.

Parkinson to Clarke - enclosing copy letter from Phillips.  AH 2652  18th October 1831

Lord Farnborough.  AH 2653  1st November 1831

Contents:
Has looked at the pictures, Adsetts are proceeding with the Column, Bristol, etc. riots.

Phillips to Parkinson - transmitting final payment on the Hotel, £2,977 to Coutts.  AH 2654  11th November 1831

Parkinson to Clarke (franked G. W. Taylor).  AH 2655  21st November 1831

Contents:
Clarmont has arrived; forwarded by G. Atty, with local news, fire and burglary.

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2656  22nd November 1831

Contents:
Re signing refusal to allow the obelisk to be built.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke - political news.  AH 2657  23rd November 1831

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2658  28th November 1831

Contents:
Has seen Clarmont who has come to settle final account.

Parkinson to Clarke - re settlement and news.  AH 2659  28th November 1831

William Borle to Philip Nowell, Grosvenor Wharf, Pimlico.  AH 2660  1st December 1831

Contents:
Lady Bridgewater has stopped the wagons to the Column.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2661  5th December 1831

Contents:
Progress of column, M. Clarmont approves Westmacott's monument for the church.

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2662  5th December 1831

Contents:
Suggesting meeting and asking him to draw the "wet blanket" re the obelisk.

Borle to Nowell.  AH 2663  10th December 1831

Contents:
Mr. Adsett has turned back the wagons, with pencil notes that no damage is being done by them.

Fair copy of the notes.  AH 2664  10th December 1831

Jeffrey Wyatville (architect) to Lord Farnborough.  AH 2665  12th December 1831

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2666  16th December 1831

Contents:
Has seen Lord Clive on his way to call on Peel.

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2667  19th December 1831

Contents:
Cannot come to Ashridge, but is sending papers by coach.

Signed refusal by Lady Bridgewater and Lord Brownlow to allow the obelisk to be erected at Ashridge.  AH 2668  20th December 1831

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2669  20th December 1831

Contents:
He still cannot come and M. Clarmont will not come without him.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke - re Mrs. Master's £3,000 Bond.  AH 2670  28th December 1831

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2671  30th December 1831

Contents:
Has a copy of the Obelisk and will obtain one of the Column for Clarmont.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2672  31st December 1831

Contents:
The final Release of the Executors.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2673  2nd January 1832

Contents:
Does not approve the general conduct of the Executors.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke complaining of their expenses.  AH 2674-2675  6th January 1832

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2676  24th January 1832

Contents:
Still cannot come.

Copy certificate for payment for the pedestal of the Ashridge Column.  AH 2677  10th March 1832

Parkinson to Clarke - paying Nowell's account.  AH 2678  14th March 1832

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2679  2nd September 1832

Contents:
To pay Mr. Pistell for the inscription on the monument.- Westmacott's bill for Monument exceeds £700, completion of the Column, compared with that in Waterloo Place

Richard Westmacott [sculptor], Woodlands - re the Urn, monument and railings.  AH 2680  3rd October 1832

Parkinson to Clarke.  AH 2681  21st November 1832

Contents:
Putting the Chancery business into an agent's hands. The final instalment for the column is due.

As AH 2681  AH 2682  26th November 1832

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2683  3rd February 1833

Contents:
With the inscriptions for the Column and Monument (no ending).

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2684  13th February 1833

Contents:
Sir Jeffrey Wyatville approves the inscriptions; his bill of £400.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke confirming meeting.  AH 2685  15th February 1833

Phillips to Parkinson.  AH 2686  4th April 1833

Contents:
(Copy) - re payment for the Bridgewater Treatises; hopes Tilstock church will soon be built, forwarded with note from Parkinson to Clarke.

Lord Farnborough to Clarke.  AH 2687  11th September 1833

Contents:
Re lawsuit over Tilstock church to establish the trust.

Accounts.  AH 2688-2692  1830-1834

Contents:
Robert Clarke for the Executors and Messrs. Dixon, Son & Brooks, for the Legacies.

Clarke to Earl Brownlow.  AH 2693  6th July 1835

Contents:
With an indemnity re the French stock; and purchases of farm at Milton Ernest and proposed purchase of one at Bedford.

Lord Alford  [no ref. or date]

Little Gaddesden; Ashridge  [no ref. or date]

Insurance policy for £20,000.  AH 2694  19th May 1849

Contents:
Sun Fire Office.
John Hume Egerton, Viscount Alford, M.P.
Ashridge House (various buildings scheduled).

Note of wines removed to London.  AH 2695-2696  October 1848

Valuation of wines in the cellars at Ashridge.  AH 2697-2701b  1850

Sale catalogue (manuscript) of farm stock, timber, etc. sold at the Home Farm, Ashridge by Lord Alford's executors.  AH 2702  1st and 2nd April 1851

Contents:
Purchasers names and prices given.

Valuation of ale and beer.  AH 2703  1851

Valuation of stocks of timber.  AH 2704  3rd January 1851

Valuation of hay.  AH 2705  undated

Valuation of corn and stock.  AH 2706  undated

Valuation of corn and stock.  AH 2707  undated

Valuation of carriage and harness.  AH 2708-2709  undated

2

Valuation (?) of the deer at Ashridge.  AH 2710  1851

Apportionment of Lord Alford's rents.  AH 2711  1851

Note of Lord Alford's assets at Ashridge and cover, valued for administration.  AH 2712-2713  1851

The Earl Brownlow  [no ref. or date]

Register of Deeds taken from Ashridge Muniment Room.  AH 2714-2716  1866-1877

Contents:
Mainly purchases and title deeds of John William,
Lord Brownlow and his trustees sent to Mr. Nicholl and vouchers re Berkhamsted Common case; some estate maps; Manor Court papers, etc.
The majority of the documents are not marked as returned. As these muniments have in the main been lost or destroyed, this is an invaluable record of the C.8th and C.19th history of Ashridge Estate.
Endorsements - two letters of Messrs. Nicholl, etc, acknowledging documents.

Bundle of letters and papers concerning Lord Brownlow's apprenticing of local boys to various trades, testimonials, terms and premiums, etc.  AH 2717-2756  1864-1868

Family  [no ref. or date]

Prees, Salop  [no ref. or date]

Lease.  AH 2757  2nd February 1592/3

Seals.

Contents:
Richard Brereton of Worsley, Lancs., Esq.,
Lord Keeper Egerton's brother-in-law, to Lawrence Leycester of Sallowe, Cheshire, gent., and Richard Grauntham of Hale, Cheshire, yeoman.
Dogmore.
Rent £70. Term one year. 40s 0d on ditching, plant 100 withy stakes.
Witnesses - Alex Barlow
John Pickeren
John Brendred
Ric. Edge
Richard Whalley
Signature - Lawrence Leycester.
Good.

Welshampton, Ellesmere, Salop  [no ref. or date]

Lease.  AH 2758  20th July 1570

Contents:
Edward, Earl of Derby, great-grandfather of Frances, first Countess of Bridgewater, to John Morgan of Hampton.
Term 21 years. Fine 33s 4d. Rent 4s 0d.
His messuage at Hampton.
Signatures.

Newnes, Ellesmere  [no ref. or date]

Lease.  AH 2759  30th April 1582

Contents:
Henry, Earl of Derby, grandfather of Lady Bridgewater, to Thomas Griffiths of Newnes, Ellesmere.
Fine 40s 0d. Term, lives. Rent 2s 0d.
2 Closes in Ellesmere.

Welshampton, Ellesmere  [no ref. or date]

Lease.  AH 2760  10th May 1585

Contents:
Henry, Earl of Derby, to John, Roger and John Morgan (father, son and grandson).
Fine £3. 6. 8. Term, lives. Rent 4s 0d.
Messuage in Hampton.
Signature - H. Derby.

Welsh Hampton  [no ref. or date]

Lease.  AH 2761  24th July 1587

Seals - poor - eagle and child.

Contents:
Henry, Earl of Derby, Lord Stanley and Straunge, Lord of Manne and th' Isles, Privy Councillor, Lieutenant of Lancashire and Cheshire and the City of Chester, K.G., to Thomas Massey of Hampton.
Cottage and encroachment worth 8d. Fine 13s 0d. Term 21 years. Rent 8d.

Edlesborough  [no ref. or date]

Assignment of Lease.  AH 2762  29th March 1634

Contents:
Richard Berry senior, of Wardes Hurst, Ivinghoe, yeoman, to Richard Berry junior. Russells fields in Dagnall, Edlesborough (8 acres), 4 acres in Myles field, butting on Chapel Lane alias Dunstable way, E.

Denbighshire  [no ref. or date]

Court Roll of the King: Manor of Wrexham.  AH 2763  1504-5

Contents:
Wrexham: first court general and first little court, 9th October, 20 H. VII (1504), 2-7 little courts 7th and 26th November, 15th December 1504, 14th January, 13th February, 5th March 1504/5; second court general and eighth little court 16th April, 20 H. VII (1505), 9-12th little court 7th May, 4th June, 5th July, 6th August 1505. Burton: 7th-10th little court 3rd March, 14th April, 6th May, 2nd June 1505; second court general 14th April 1505.
Town of Wrexham, Burton, Alynton, Gwersyll and Gresford.
20 Hen. VII

Court Roll (courts leet and little courts): Manor of Lordship of Bromfield.  AH 2764  1626 and 1627

Contents:
Court of King Charles I held by Thomas Foster, deputy of John, Earl of Bridgewater, steward.
Villa Leoni (Holt), Burton, Allington, Gresford, Gwersillt, Sutton, Dutton Cacca, Dutton Diffith, Dutton y Brayne, Bucas Rova, Burras Riffery, Gourton, Biston, Erhsham, Pickhill, Seswick, Cobham Allmers, Eschusam, Brimbo, Bersham, Chrisltoned Kenerick, Eglosegle, Trevibichan, Broughton, Stanstey, Actin, Ertheg, Morton Wallicorum, Ruabon, Abinbury, Marchwiall, Arbistocke, Somille, Eyton, Denilley, Fabroy, Morton Anglicorium, Bedwall, Coyd Christonedd, Wrexham, Minera, Yale Raglar, Llisickhilt, Llanarmon, Kymo Dypart, Kymotrian, Althkyinbed, Gwethrine, Bodidrist, Talabidwall, Crigiogisglan, Bodinwidog, Brineglose, Randyn.
Signature - Geo. Puleston.
2nd and 3rd Car. I

[Hampshire] Yately  [no ref. or date]

Abstract of title from 1609.  AH 2765  1609-1705

Contents:
John Barnard and Joseph Smith.
Property - as in No. 167.
Field names.
Other personal names.

Declaration of trust in favour of Nicholas Turnour and wife Margaret.  AH 2766  19th November

Seals - 2 red wax papered.

Contents:
Robert Hening of Lyons Inne, Mddx., gent. and Richard Styles of Easebourne, gent.
Messuage and farm at Cove, Yately, messuage called Hookhouse at Yately, messuage formerly called Hobbs, now the Anchor.
Witnesses - John and Bernard Tourner
Henry Constable
Signature - Robert Henning
Richard Stiles
33 Car. II 1681

[Hampshire] Yately [Sussex] Linch  [no ref. or date]

Deed of exchange.  AH 2767  20th March 1683/4

Seals - 2 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Tourner of Easebourne, gent. and William Bowell of Send, yeoman, to Nicholas Tourner (son of John) and wife Margaret, of Easebourne.
Messuage and lands called Chalcrofts or Cholcrooke at Woodmans Green in parish of Linch, Sussex, also cottage and 5 closes in Overhooke in parish of Wolbeding, Sussex, all late John Steward.
In exchange for capital messuage and farm at Cove, parish Yately, Southampton, messuage called Hookhouse in Yately, occupied by Courtney.
Witnesses - James Champion
William Borwell, jun.
Edw. Sutton
And. Tourner
F. Campkin
Signatures - Nicholas Tourner
Margaret Tourner
Endorsements - Declaration that conveyance to John Tourner is in trust for Bernard Tourner, youngest son of John.

[Hampshire] Yately  [no ref. or date]

Covenant to stand seised to use of Bernard Tourner and wife Mary.  AH 2768  12th May 1684

Seals - 1 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Tourner of Easebourne to Richard Samuell of Hamersmith, Mddx., gent. Messuage at Cove and Hookhouse, Yately.
Other personal names.
Witness - Simon Wilson Lanslett Pope.
Signature - Richard Samuell.

Lease for a year.  AH 2769  26th March 1706

Seals - 3 red wax wafer.

Contents:
John Barnard of Godalming, and Joseph and John Smyth to Humphrey Weaver, esq. Capital messuage and farm near Cove, Yately, messuage called Hookhouse at Yately, and all other property of Bernard Tourner (except the Anchor and parcels of land).
Witnesses - Henry Roker
Thomas Wright
Richard White
Signatures - John Barnard
Joseph Smith
John Smith

MAPS  [no ref. or date]

Ashridge  [no ref. or date]

Large scale Estate Map of Ashridge in mahogany case. Surveyed by George Grey of Lancaster. on paper: Black & White  AH 2770  1762

Great Gaddesden  [no ref. or date]

A draught of the Estate of His Grace the Duke of Bridgewater.  AH 2771  1729

31ins. x 42ins. full skin.

Contents:
Lying in the parish of Great Gaddesden in the County of Hertford, and at St. Margaretts in the parish of Ivinghoe, by Ed. Ashwell 1729, parchment.
A large colourful map with north point and scale with dividers, table of field names and a picture of the church.

Great Gaddesden and Hemel Hempstead  [no ref. or date]

A plan of Gaddesden Hall Farm in the parishes of Great Gaddesden and Hemel Hempstead, the property of William Hulme Esq.  AH 2772  1809

Parchment: in colour with table of field names and acres and names of adjoining owners. 29ins. x 22ins.

Contents:
Surveyed by T. Godman 1809; 224 acres in Great Gaddesden, 24 acres in Hemel Hempstead.

North-West Hertfordshire  [no ref. or date]

Six-inch ordnance survey map of the Chiltern Hills from Puttenham to Markyate, and Ivinghoe to Waters End, showing the line of the proposed London Welsh Water Supply across the Ashridge estate.  AH 2773  c 1850-1900

Contents:
First edition, probably specially printed as it includes Hertfordshire,
Buckinghamshire and Bedfordshire parishes.

Little Gaddesden  [no ref. or date]

Six-inch ordnance survey map (1926 edition) Showing Home Guard posts at the two Hudnall Cross roads and range of fire from them.  AH 2774  c.1940

Two sheets

Lord Brownlow  [no ref. or date]

Sir John Dodderidge's survey of the Honour and Manor of Berkhamsted in the County of Hertford, etc.  AH 2775  28th July 1607

A stout vellum covered volume:

Contents:
Copy temp. Charles II.

Extracts from AH 2775  AH 2776-2777  [n.d.]

Copy of Bristowe's survey, being "A Book of the Princes Highness Tenures and Advowsons within the County of Hertford".  AH 2778  11th April 1621

Copy articles and return for enclosing 400 acres of Berkhamsted Common.  AH 2779  3rd July 1639

Copy Petition to Parliament by the Commissioners of the Princes revenue.  AH 2780  16th April 1641

Contents:
That John Edlin and others had broken the fences of the 400 acre approvement.
And Parliamentary Order for his imprisonment.

Copy 'Parliamentary Survey' of a parcel of woods.  AH 2781  1651

"Parliamentary Survey" of a parcel of heath ground.  AH 2782  1653.

Volume I of Steward's Papers of Manor and Honour of Berkhamsted, concerning quit rents, market house, etc. One 1637.  AH 2783  1661-1761

Volume II. Steward's papers.  AH 2784  1761-1790

Book of Copies.  AH 2785  1618-1641; 1649-1654; 14th March 1627; 1761

Contents:
Extracts from Duchy Office Books. 1618-1641
Extracts re sale of Duchy revenues. 1649-1654
Lease to Mrs. Jane Murray of Berkhamsted Park and demesnes. 14th March 1627
Lease to Francis, Duke of Bridgewater, of Berkhamsted Park and demesnes. 1761

Copy Survey and Valuation of Berkhamsted Castle, Park and Demesnes by William Simpson. Recording their history and describing the siting of the farms, soil, crops and cropping.  AH 2786  1783

Two volumes of extracts from the Court Rolls.  AH 2787-2788  c.1687-1867

Extracts from Court Rolls of the Halmote of Northchurch concerning common rights.  AH 2789  [n.d.]

Extracts from Court Rolls of the Borough of Berkhamsted.  AH 2790  [n.d.]

Extract from Duchy of Cornwall charter of 1337 and Duchy deeds.  AH 2791  1784-1860

Abstract of Earl Brownlow's title.  AH 2792  1862-1863

Copy of Mr. Darby's opinion.  AH 2793  4th October 1864

Synopsis of case for the Plaintiff (Smith), with long schedule of documents.  AH 2794  1286-1866

Evidence of Augustus Smith and his tenants turning sheep on to the common.  AH 2795  [n.d.]

Evidence by Ashridge estate workmen of making Drives and Rides and user of ways on the Common.  AH 2796  [n.d.]

Statement of Evidence and copy documents re the breaking of the fences by navvies working on the Thames Embankment brought by special train.  AH 2797  1866

Calculation to show that sufficient common would be left unenclosed.  AH 2798  9th June 1866

Affidavit of J.I. Nicholl: Giving list of surveys, etc. in the Earl's possession, including a copy of Norden's Survey of 1616 (Common Pleas).  AH 2799  [n.d.]

Smith v. Earl Brownlow. Answer of Defendant (in Chancery) printed.  AH 2800  27th November 1866

Instruction to Counsel. Earl Brownlow v. Smith (Common Pleas). With list of documents from 1266-1862.  AH 2801  20th December 1866

Bill, Answer and Amended Bill. Smith v. Brownlow in Chancery. With two plans showing manors and estates.  AH 2802  1866-1867

Berkhamsted Tithe Apportionment.  AH 2803-2804  August 1839

2

Northchurch Tithe Apportionment.  AH 2805-2806  May 1840

2

Berkhamsted Poor Rate.  AH 2807  February 1867

Skeleton Map of Berkhamsted St. Peter Parish Surveyed by John Griffin 1840.  AH 2808  1840

(Linen tracing).

Map of Berkhamsted area. Exhibit F to Affidavit of James Lowe and A.S. Dorrien.  AH 2809  28th July 1868

On linen in green cloth cover.

Affidavits on behalf of the Plaintiff. Smith V.Brownlow (in Chancery).  AH 2810  28th July 1868

Printed and Bound.

Affidavits on behalf of the Defendant opposing motion for Decree.[Smith V. Earl Brownlow].  AH 2811  20th February 1869

Printed and bound.

Exhibite to Affidavits filed on behalf of Plaintiff in reply, being title deeds of property claiming common rights on Berkhamated Common C. 17-1867, etc.  AH 2812-2814  [n.d.]

Affidavits on behalf of the Plaintiff. Smith V. Brownlow (in Chancery). Various dates 1868.  AH 2815  [n.d.]

Printed and bound.

Great Berkhamsted  [no ref. or date]

"Berkhampstead Frith or Common and Ashridge in the Nineteenth Century" by M. Alford [Marianne, Lady Alford, mother and trustee of Earl Brownlow].  AH 2816  1878

Contents:
Privately printed, being her apologia for the Berkhampstead Common case, said to have cost £60,000.
Endorsements- E.Chensey (?) from the authoress M.A.
Purchased Acc. 797.

Miscellaneous maps  [no ref. or date]

Plan of lands in Northchurch, Ivinghoe, Pitstone, and Edlesborough, endorsed "lands near Ashridge".By Godman.  AH 2817  1803

Map of Totternhoe, Beds., with plot nos. and strips shown, By John Griffith.  AH 2818  1829

Slapton Enclosure: Plan of Slapton and Horton, Bucks., showing public road and drift roads as set out by the Enclosure Commissioners. Original signatures of commissioners.  AH 2819  c 1800-1825

6" O.S. map,1st. edition, covering area Aston Abbots to Paula Walden, West Wycombe to Bushey.  AH 2820  c. 1868-83

Copy Hemel Hempstead tithe map (1840-1), with London Midland Railway Hemel Hempstead branch line (opened 1877) drawn in.  AH 2821  c. 1870-77

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