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Reference D/EWe
Covering dates 1365 - 1978
Held by Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
Extent 281 files
Many of the deeds have been damaged by damp and cannot be separated. It has therefore not been possible to calendar them fully or assign reference numbers in a logical order.
Source of acquisition deposited in October 1982 by Mr C O Harrison, Clerk to the Trustees (Acc 1954) and in November 1987, March 1991 and September 1992 (Acc 2322, 2626, 2742)
Accessions 1954, 2322, 2626 and 2742
Creators Ware Charity Estates, Hertfordshire; Ware Feoffees, Hertfordshire; Ware Town Land Rents, Hertfordshire
Arrangement The calendar is in numerical order
Related information For further documents relating to the charities see D/ECh/B12-17 and T143, which consist of records of N G Chalmers-Hunt acting as clerk to the trustees of the Ware Charity Estates. Cross-references to these records have been supplied where necessary in this list. Other Ware charity records are listed with the parish records under reference D/P116. These include minutes of meetings of the feoffees, 1808-1845 (ref. D/P116/25/1), with accounts and details of the distribution of the charities in the same volume.

Administrative history:
The Ware Charity estates and trustees originated in the medieval Guild of Corpus Christi and the Guild of Jesus; they were also known by other names such as the Ware Feoffees and the Trustees of the Ware Town Land Rents. The trustees manage a number of the Ware parish charities.

Contents:
Details of the properties held under the trust in 1612 are given in D/EWe/4/93 and in 1905 in D/EWe/5/1. The charities were amalgamated in 1909 and details of the Charity Commission Schemes can be found in D/EWe/3/1-2. In D/EWe/5/6 are [19th century] plans of charity properties.
Documents in the first deposit refer to the building of the Harrison Almshouses in Park Road in 1909; the sale of the Saracen's Head Inn in 1921, of the former almsrooms at Elm Green, Wareside, in 1923, of Bell Close, Park Road, and Popes or Doulton's Pightle, Watton Road, in 1932, of Kibes Lane in 1935 (this house was subsequently demolished with the rest of the street in a clearance scheme), and of the Priory Street almsrooms and their site in 1940 (they were demolished and old people's flats were built on part of the site). The Harrison and Crib Street almshouses remain in use.
Items D/EWe/4/16-91, 5/8-10 and 8/4 form the second deposit and include the early deeds of the Ware Charities; the White Hart and Saracens Head in Ware and other lands in Ware, Great Amwell, Great Munden and The Lamb and Flag, Colliers End, Standon. Items D/EWe/1/2-5; 2/7-12; 4/93-215; 5/11; 6/3; 7/4 and 8/5 form the third deposit and include later deeds of properties already mentioned as well as Trustees minutes and correspondence. D/EWe/4/16-215 were calendared at the request of the depositor. The calendar, giving more detailed descriptions of the lands, as well as the parties to the deeds, is to be found in the Appendix at the end of this list.
Numbers in square brackets in either the list or the appendix indicate the original numbering of the documents.
CONTENTS
D/EWe/1 Trustees
D/EWe/2 Financial Records
D/EWe/3 Charity schemes and related papers
D/EWe/4 Deeds and related items (see contents list)
D/EWe/5 Property
D/EWe/6 Recipients of Charity
D/EWe/7 General Correspondence
D/EWe/8 Miscellaneous
D/EWe/4 Deeds and related items: Contents list
Ware
Trust Deeds D/EWe/4/1-3, 45, 93, 95-106, 137-138
White Hart Inn D/EWe/4/5-6, 46-79, 123-136, 213
Saracen's Head Inn D/EWe/4/8, 16-28, 107-122
The Bear Inn D/EWe/4/181-211
Mill Lane D/EWe/4/37-40, 139
Bell Close D/EWe/4/33-36, 140-146
Widows Meads D/EWe/4/9, 115, 153-166
Monks Meads D/EWe/4/9, 115, 153-166
Mill Mead D/EWe/4/9, 115, 153-166
Dalton's Pightle D/EWe/4/10, 147-152
Chuck Memorial School D/EWe/4/174
Humphrey Spencer, Uplands Charity and Wareside Grammar School D/EWe/4/31-32, 94, 167-171, 214-217
Kibes Lane D/EWe/4/11, 178-180
Crib Street D/EWe/4/14, 175-177
Other properties in Ware D/EWe/4/4, 7, 12-13, 15, 29-30, 41-43
Ware, Great and Little Amwell D/EWe/4/80-82
Great Amwell and Stanstead St Margarets D/EWe/4/83
Great Munden D/EWe/4/84-85
The Lamb and Flag, Colliers End, Standon D/EWe/4/44, 86-92, 172-173
[Unidentified D/EWe/4/114]



Trustees  [no ref. or date]


Related information: For trustees minutes 1808-1845 see D/P116/25/1

Trustees' Minutes  D/EWe/1/2  Feb 1846-May 1871

Trustees' Minutes  D/EWe/1/3  Jun 1871-Feb 1887

Trustees' Minutes  D/EWe/1/4  Mar 1887-Feb 1907

Trustees Minutes  D/EWe/1/6  Apr 1907-Jun 1928

Attendance book  D/EWe/1/1  1909 - 1975

Letter book  D/EWe/1/5  Nov 1938-Dec 1950


Related information: Index of correspondents

Contents:
Letters from the Clerk of the Trustees

Financial Records  D/EWe/2  [n.d.]

Rents Book  D/EWe/2/7  1861 - 1883

Arrangement: arranged by property


Contents:
Note of name of lesee, property, date and term of lease and annual rent, followed by list of payments

Statements of income and expenditure  D/EWe/2/1  1900; 1925 - 1950

Contents:
Including a few vouchers

Statements of income and expenditure  D/EWe/2/2  1916 - 1924

Contents:
Including vouchers: kept as example

Bill of costs, J Chalmers-Hunt, as clerk to the Trustees  D/EWe/2/3  1907 - 1909

2 items


Related information: For similar bill, 1905-1906, see D/ECh/B14

Contents:
Very detailed breakdown of work carried out.

Stock certificates and letters relating to investments  D/EWe/2/4  1901 - 1936

Bank pass books  D/EWe/2/5-6  1919 - 1933; 1933 - 1942

Deed of covenant between the Ware trustees and James Cuddon of the City of Norwich, gent, to secure a loan of £400  D/EWe/2/8  1847

Assignment of security for a loan of £400 by James Cuddon of the City of Norwich, gent, to the District Fire Insurance Company, Birmingham  D/EWe/2/9  1848

Further charge for securing repayments on a further loan of £300 by the District Fire Insurance Company, Birmingham  D/EWe/2/10  1848

Receipts for money paid by Robert Thorowgood and Stephen Blinkcoe  D/EWe/2/11  1708 - 1709

1 bdl

Contents:
Receipted bills for work done at Colliers End, at the Almshouses in Mill Lane and at the White Hart; receipts for rent and memoranda concerning rents and allowances

Cash book  D/EWe/2/12  Mar 1909-Mar 1968

Charity schemes and related papers  D/EWe/3  [n.d.]

Copies of schemes of the Ware Charity Estates  D/EWe/3/1  1909 - 1943

1 vol


Related information: see also D/ECh/B14

Contents:
Amalgamating the Harrison charity and the Charity Estates to form the Combined Charities, 1909
Combined Charities, sale of Elm Green almshouses, 1923; Bell Close (Combined Charities), 1931; Hogge (Combined Charities), 1943, all at front of a blank volume

Original schemes for the Combined Charities, 1909  D/EWe/3/2  1909, 1923

1 bdl


Related information: see also D/ECh/B14 and for the sale of the Hellum or Elm Green almshouse, Wareside, 1923 see D/ECh/B15 for a report on the condition of these almshouses, 1922, with plan

Contents:
With copies

Charity Commission orders authorising sale of real estate  D/EWe/3/3  1923 - 1935

1 bdl

Contents:
Elm Green almshouses, Wareside, 1923; Bell Close, Park Road, 1932; Popes or Dalton's Pightle, Watton Road, Ellen Bridge Charity, 1932; 6 Kibes Lane, Humphrey Spencer Charity, 1935

Authority to redeem rentcharge  D/EWe/3/4  1943

Contents:
Paul Hogge Charity, charged on Hoggs Close Great Amwell

Deeds and related items  D/EWe/4  [n.d.]


Related information: See also D/ECh/T142-204

Contents:
There is a contents list for this section following the general Contents page

Trust Deeds  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/66-67, conveying the White Hart.

Contents:
Ware and land in Ware and Amwell to 35 men, in trust to distribute the income for the benefit of the inhabitants of Ware. These have not been included in this section, as they convey only certain charity property. The deed dated 30 March 1612 (D/Ewe/4/93) is the first to bring together all the properties of the charity

Deed to create new trustees  D/EWe/4/93  20 Mar 1612

Contents:
Indenture to make new trustees because "the number of the present Feoffees is greatly diminished and a small number of Survivors is left alive"
(i) Humphrey Spencer of Ware, gent, citizen and haberdasher of London and John Thorowgood of Ware, yeoman
(ii) Robert Kaye, clerk, John Watts, esq and 79 other new trustees [names given]
Lists all the properties (with boundaries, previous tenures and present occupants): the White Hart Inn, Dew Rod acre in Broad Mead, an acre of meadow in Park Lawns, the site of the Corpus Christi barn in Dead Lane, the Bell Close (4 acres), the Saracen's Head Inn plus two cowleases in Nethernho Marsh, Great Amwell, two tenements in Mill Lane, the Brick Almshouse in Crib Street with a house and two cottages adjoining, and the Town House or Schoolhouse in the churchyard.
Also specifies rules on election of Collectors of the Town Land Rents, meetings of the trustees and how surplus money is to be distributed to persons in "great poverty or necessity".
[Contemporary endorsement adding words to text

Quitclaim for the purpose of renewing the feoffment of the town lands  D/EWe/4/45  6 Oct 1612

Contents:
1. John Shotboult, son of Thomas, Oliver Geldner Thomas Meade, John Hemming, Ralph Clarke, Thomas Birch, son of Thomas, Richard Gunne, John Squire, Gilbert Elsome, Richard Pavye, feoffees of the town lands of Ware.
2. Humphrey Spencer of Ware, gent, and citizen and haberdasher of London, and John Thurgood of Ware, yeoman, two others of the feoffees.
Inn called the White Harte in Ware, in Water Row; a piece of meadow called the Dew rodd on the south side of Broademeade by the river in Amwell; 1a meadow in Ware Park (boundaries given); one barn with yard adjoining in Dead Lane, Ware; 4a pasture called the Bell Close occupied by Robert Leonard (boundaries given); the Sarazins head inn in Water Row, Ware (boundaries given); one cowleaze in Nething hoo Marsh in Amwell, lately demised to Richard Barttell along with the Sarazins head; two tenements with gardens adjoining in Mill Lane (boundaries given); the Almeshouse in Crib Street, a messuage and curtilage adjoining, and two small cottages adjoining the messuage (boundaries given); the Towne house or Schoolehouse in the churchyard (boundaries given).
Conveyance stated to be for the purpose of renewing the feoffment of the town lands. [30Y]

Lease and release in trust to reconvey to new trustees  D/EWe/4/95a-b  29-30 Jun 1710

Contents:
(i) Richard Uthwait, maltster, Robert Thorowgood, gent & 12 others
(ii) William Hodgson, gent, Robert Vaughan joiner and Robert Daniel the elder, yeoman
All the property mentioned in D/EWe4/93, plus Dalton's Pightle (one acre) on the road towards Westmill sold to the Feoffees by Michael Dalton with £20 provided by Ellen Bridge late of Ware, widow, in order to raise 26s 8d a year to be paid quarterly by even portions to four poor widows, and the Holy Lamb Inn, Colliers End, together with seven acres of ground called Holme Close, Dung Croft and West Croft, also a garden and a cottage, all purchased from Robert Pryce for £200 in accordance with Humphrey Spencer's will

Feoffment of new trustees  D/EWe/4/96  3 Jul 1710

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Related information: Properties as in D/EWe4/93

Contents:
(i) William Hodgson of Ware, gent, Robert Vaughan, joiner, Robert Daniel the elder, yeoman
(ii) Thomas Byde of Ware Park esq, John Plummer of Blaxware, Ware, esq, Walter Plummer esq, son & heir apparent, Philip Farewell esq, William Borroughs clerk and 49 others

Feoffment of new trustees.  D/EWe/4/97  1 Mar 1730

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Lease and release to appoint new trustees  D/EWe/4/137-138  8-9 Nov 1756

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Contents:
(i) William Plumer of Blakesware and others
(ii) Edmund Larken and William Lawrence.
White Hart Inn and Dewrod, being 1 acre of meadow in Broad Mead; and also approximately one acre in Park Lawn

Feoffment of new Trustees  D/EWe/4/98  10 Nov 1756

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Feoffment of new Trustees  D/EWe/4/101  16 Apr 1788

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Feoffment  D/EWe/4/101a  26 Mar 1840

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Related information: See D/EWe4/105-106

Lease and Release in trust to convey to new trustees  D/EWe/4/102-103  20-21 Mar 1818

Contents:
(i) William Plumer of Blakesware esq, Thomas Hope Byde, John Baron Dickinson and John Burr both of Ware, the Revd Henry Allen Lagdon, vicar of Ware, three churchwardens and eleven others.
(ii) Robert Webster of Ware, church clerk and Thomas Hine, sexton
The White Hart in Water Row, Monks Mead otherwise Cowbridge Pightle on the north bank of the River Lea taken in exchange from the New River Company for Dew Rod in 1805; one acre in Park Lawn, land on which formerly stood Corpus Christi Barn near Dead Lane, Bell Close, Daltons Pightle, the Saracens Head 2 cowleases in Netherhoe Marsh three almshouses in Mill Lane the gift of Sir William Roberts Knight deceased and formerly administered seperately from the Town Land Rents, two pieces of meadow (each two acres) on the north bank of the river which were Sir William Robert's endowment of his almshouses; two almshouses in Hellam Green, Ware housing four widows, the Holy Lamb, Colliers End, Holme Close, Dung Croft, West Croft, and the cottage next to the Holy Lamb.

Feoffment of new Trustees  D/EWe/4/104  24 Mar 1818

UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION

Lease and Release in trust to convey.  D/EWe/4/105-106  12-13 Mar 1840

Contents:
(i) Revd Henry Caddington, of Ware, clerk, William Cater, Edward Hale and Sammuel Adams the younger, churchwardens and 16 others whose names and occupations are given
(ii) John Norfolk, Master of the Union Workhouse at Ware and William Wells of Great Amwell, schoolmaster.
Land as in D/EWe4/102-103 with three almshouses, the gift of Sir William Roberts; land south of the churchyard; two almshouses at Elm Green, Ware. [D/EWe4/101a is presumably the feoffment related to this lease and release]

Deed of trust of the Ware Charity Estates, 1864 and appointment of new trustees, 1905  D/EWe/4/1  1864, 1905

2 items

Deed appointing new trustees, 1895, with lease of engine house, stable and premises in Church Street to Ware Urban Council, 1902  D/EWe/4/3  1895, 1902

2 items

Unfit for production

Draft declaration of trust by Emma Maria Chalmers-Hunt of Chadwell, Ware, widow  D/EWe/4/2  1925

Contents:
Concerning £200, the income of which is to be used by the Ware Trustees for the benefit of the poor and sick

The White Hart Inn and Estate, Ware  [no ref. or date]

Deed of Grant  D/EWe/4/46  9 Oct 1426 Ware

Contents:
Richard Stanys of Isleworth, Middlesex, to Ralph Baker of Staines, Middlesex, and George Selotte of Twickenham, Middlesex
Messuage in Ware (boundaries given, including the highway and the river Leye), which he, with Joan, late his wife, had from John Bygge and John Barbur of Hatfield, and all his other lands and tenements in Ware and Amwell
Witnesses: William Herte, John Bocher, Richard Grethome, John Brantfeld, Thomas Fysshe, John Herte, William Hardewyke.
[30G]

Power of attorney  D/EWe/4/47  9 Oct 1426

Contents:
Richard Stanys of Isleworth, Middx, appoints Stephen Grene of London, draper, as his attorney to deliver possession and seisin of his messuage and other unspecified lands and tenements in Ware and Amwell to Ralph Baker of Staines and George Selotte of Twickenham
[3A]

Deed of Grant  D/EWe/4/48  30 Mar 1435 Ware

Contents:
1. Ralph Baker of Staines, Middlesex, and George Selote of Twickenham, Middlesex
2. Margery, widow of late Richard Stanys of Islworth, Middlesex, and Richard Banastre, citizen and fishmonger of London
Messuage in Ware which they lately had from Richard Stanys (boundaries given, including the highway on the north and the river Leye on the south), and which Richard Stanys, and Joan, formerly his wife, had from John Bigge and John Barbur of Hatfield; and all other lands and tenements in Ware and Amwell which they had from Richard Stanys
Witnesses: John Herte, John Bedforde, John Hawe, John Cherde, William Herte
[30E]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/69  9 Aug 1503

damaged

Contents:
Agnes Asshwell of [Cambridge, widow], acknowledges receipt from William Berley of [Ware], yeoman, by the hands of Oliver Scalys, of £10 due in part payment of £100 due for the purchase of the Whight Hert in Ware, recently sold by her to William
[19A]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/70  1 Dec 1504

Contents:
Agnes Asshewell of Cambridge, widow, executrix of the last will of John Asshewell of Cambridge, acknowledges receipt from William Barley of Ware of part of the money due for his purchase of an inn called the Herte in Ware (details). [8B]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/71  30 May 1505

Contents:
Agnes Asshewell of Cambridge, widow, acknowledges receipt from William Barley of Ware, by the hands of Hugh Chapman of Cambridge, of £5 due in part payment of £90 due for the purchase of a messuage called the Whight Hert in Ware, recently sold by her to William.
[4A]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/72  Christmas Day 1505

Contents:
Agnes Hessewell of Cambridge, widow, acknowledges receipt from William Barleigh of Ware of £5 due in part payment for the purchase of the White harte inn in Ware, recently sold by her to William.
[30I]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/73  Christmas Day 1506

Contents:
Hugh Chapman of Cambridge, burgess, executor of will of Agnes Hesewell, late of Cambridge, widow, acknowledges receipt from William Barley of Ware, innholder, of £5 due in part payment for the purchase of the Whighte Hert inn in Ware, recently sold to William by Agnes.
[30H]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/74  24 Jun 1507


Related information: Details as in D/EWe/4/28

Contents:
[30B]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/75  25 Dec 1507

Contents:
Hugh Chapman of Cambridge, alderman, executor of will of Agnes Hessewell, late of Cambridge, acknowledges receipt from William Barle of Ware, innholder, of £5 due in part payment for the purchase of the Whighte Herte in Ware, recently sold to William by Agnes.
[30A]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/76  Christmas Day 1509

Contents:
Hugh Chapman of Cambridge, alderman, executor of will of Agnes Hessewell, late of Cambridge, widow, acknowledges receipt from William Barley of Ware, innholder, of £5 due in part payment for the purchase of the Whiteharte inn in Ware, recently sold to William by Agnes.
[3B]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/77  24 Jun 1510

Contents:
Hugh Chapman of Cambridge, alderman, executor of the will of Agnes Hessewell, widow, late of Cambridge, acknowledges receipt from William Barley of Ware, innholder, of £5 due in part payment for the purchase of the Whyght Herte inn in Ware, recently sold to William by Agnes.
[30Q]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/78  5 Nov 1504

Contents:
Robert Lawe, clerk, vicar of Ware, and William Berleye, William Reymond, Roger Brisleye and Thomas Nelson, churchwardens of Ware, acknowledge receipt from Agnes Asshwell, widow, of £8 bequeathed by her late husband John Asshwell of Cambridge, for the purchase of a "jocalium" (something precious) for the service of the church.
[30C]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/79  30 Nov 1504

Contents:
Receipt from the churchwardens of Great St Mary's, Cambridge, to Agnes Aschewell, widow and executrix of John Aschewell of Cambridge, for £10 bequeathed by him for the building and repair of the south aisle.
[13]

Counterpart lease for 15 years  D/EWe/4/123  15 Jul 1692


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
(i) Sir Thomas Byde of Ware Park, Alexander Weld of Widbury Hill, esq, Alexander Weld jun, gent, Thomas Byrd of Mardock, esq, Thomas Byrd, jun, gent, Roger Wye, vicar of Ware [and 31 others whose names are given]
(ii) Richard Wharton of Ware, innkeeper
Inn called the White Hart in Water Row (boundaries given) and also one acre of meadow called Dewrod by the New River side in Broadmead and also a piece of meadow of five rods in the Park Lawn. Mention of the inn's fittings, including wainscoat and glass windows.

Lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/124  20 May 1713


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
(i) Thomas Godfrey of Ware, draper and Aaron Cass of Ware, innholder, two of the feoffees of trustees and the present Collectors of the Town Land Rents
(ii) Trustees of Ware [20 names and occupations given]
(iii) James Hulls of Ware, bargemaster
The White Hart Inn now or late in the occupation of William Edwards, (boundaries given); one acre of meadow called Dewrod by the New Riverside in Broadmead and a piece of meadow of five rods in the Park Lawn.

Lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/125  23 Dec 1782


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/182

Contents:
(i) Joseph Adams of Ware, gent and Abraham Hudson, schoolmaster, present collectors of the Town Land Rents
(ii) Caleb Hitch of Ware, bricklayer
White Hart Inn and Dewod, being 1 acre of meadow in Broad Mead and 1 acre in Park Lawn

Lease and Counterpart of the White Hart premises by the feoffees to Caleb Hitch  D/EWe/4/126a-b  12 Jun 1810

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Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Lease of the White Hart Estate for 21 years  D/EWe/4/127  17 Feb 1825


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
(i) Revd James Britton, clerk and Joseph Jolly of Ware, gent
(ii) Edmund Long, carpenter
The White Hart Estate heretofore an Inn and now in several tenures of Richard Cole, James Harradence, Edward Hobbs, George Brown and others.

Bond  D/EWe/4/128  17 Feb 1825


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
Edmund Long to the feoffees of Ware for the payment of rent and the performance of covenants. [The White Hart Estate was put up for letting by auction at the Bull Inn on 25 January 1825 when Edmund Long made the highest bid. He is bound in a penal sum for £300 if he does not fulfill the covenants but he will not be required to produce sureties.]

Agreement to let.  D/EWe/4/129  23 Dec 1856


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
(i) George Hitch, builder and Charles Wells the younger, ironmonger feoffees
(ii) Samuel Newell of Ware, saddler
Messuage with shops and stable, outbuildings etc on the White Hart Estate, late in the occupation of William Hudson

Lease and Counterpart for 14 years  D/EWe/4/130a-b  31 Dec 1866


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
(i) Joseph Chuck of Ware, esq and Joseph Grapes of Ware, tailor, trustees
(ii) Francis Parrott of Ware, butcher
Slaughterhouse, wharf and buildings on the High Street (late Water Row) part of the White Hart Estate [with plan]

Lease and counterpart for 7 years  D/EWe/4/131a-b  9 Jan 1872


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
(i) William Ellis, wine merchant and John William Gocher, butcher the present collectors of Town Land Rents
(ii) Robert Walker Harradence of Ware, draper
Dwelling house and shop in High Street Ware, forming part of the White Hart Estate

Lease and Counterpart for 14 years  D/EWe/4/132-133  7 Dec 1874


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
(i) Samuel Newell, gent and William Grapes tailor
(ii) Robert Walker Harradence of Ware, draper
Dwelling House and shop, the said shop having a new front, recently put in by the said R W Harradance, in High Street, Ware, forming part of the White Hart Estate

Assignment of lease and goodwill of business  D/EWe/4/134  4 Jun 1880


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
(i) Mrs Emma Parrott, widow of Francis Parrott,
(ii) The said Emma Parrott, Edward Radbone of Oxford, grocer and William Francis Parrott, late of Bishops Stortford, but now of Carrow [Carron?] by Craigellachie, Excise Officer
(iii) Edward Parrott of Ware, butcher
Property as in D/EWe4/130

Counterpart lease for seven years  D/EWe/4/135  14 Apr 1881


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
With coloured plan
(i) Benjamin Medcalf of Ware, druggist and Thomas Chapman, maltster
(ii) Edward Parrott of Ware, butcher
Slaughter house, buildings, piece of ground and premises on the High Street

Surrender for residue of a term of 14 years from 25 Dec 1873  D/EWe/4/136  6 Mar 1884

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Related information: See also D/EWe/4/82

Contents:
(i) R W Harradence
(ii) The Trustees of the Ware Charity Estates
Messuage and premises in High Street, Ware

Mortgage for £500  D/EWe/4/210  24 Jun 1790

Contents:
(i) Thomas Jesse of Ware, ironmonger and William King of Ware, gent his trustee
(ii) Thomas Docwra of Ware, gent
Messuage formerly the Bear with malting and kiln in Water Row
Endorsement: 25 April 1800 Assignment of mortgage to Martha Jesse, widow
Original bundle

Lease and assignment of mortgage  D/EWe/4/211  27 Dec 1804

Contents:
(i) William King of Ware, gent and Thomas Jesse late of St Martin le Grand London, chemist
(ii) Thomas Leonard Stockbridge of Watton at Stone, farmer
All that messuage formerly the Bear together with the loft where a malting lately stood and now a yard with outhouses (former occupants given).
Original bundle

Release and assignment  D/EWe/4/212  28 Dec 1804

Contents:
(i) Martha Jesse of Ware, widow
(ii) Thomas Jesse of St Martin le Grand, London, chemist the only son and heir at law of Thomas Jesse late of Ware, ironmonger, deceased
(iii) William King of Ware, gent
(iv) William Chuck of Ware, innkeeper
(v) William Tween of Blakesware, farmer
(vi) Thomas Leonard Stockbridge of Watton at Stone, farmer
All that messuage formerly the Bear together with the malting kiln and outhouses
Original bundle

Envelope of documents relating to properties in Baldock Street, Ware  D/EWe/4/213  1870-1954

Contents:
Including the "White Hart Public House", properties in Caroline Court, rights of way and drainage, but also mentioning the Angel Inn, Ware, and the Sow and Pigs Wadesmill. Original bundle

Admission  D/EWe/4/213/1  2 Jul 1870

Contents:
Manor of Ware Extra and Thundridge Revd Henry Back under the will of John Back
White Hart, Ware, Sow and Pigs Wadesmill and the The Angel, Ware

Award of enfranchisement  D/EWe/4/213/2  7 Aug 1884

Contents:
White Hart, Ware
Original bundle

Grant of a right of way  D/EWe/4/213/3  2 Sep 1905

Contents:
(i) Thomas Hunt of Ware, contractor
(ii) Messrs Christie & Co. Ltd.
Across land between Coronation Road and Baldock Street, Ware. Original bundle

Abstract of title of Messrs Christie & Co. Ltd to freehold premises known as the White Hart, Baldock Street, Ware.  D/EWe/4/213/4  1915

Contents:
With plan Original bundle

Conveyance  D/EWe/4/213/5  12 Oct 1915

Contents:
(i) Charles Edward Skerman, formerly of Baldock Street, Ware, now of 171G Battersea Park Road, London, coppersmith
(ii) William Henry Lee of 48 Hugh Street, Ware, estate agent
50 Baldock Street, with right of way and the White Hart. With plan Original bundle

Mortgage  D/EWe/4/213/6  13 Oct 1915

Contents:
(i) William Henry Lee of Ware, estate agent
(ii) Joseph Chalmers-Hunt of Chadwell, Ware and others
Original bundle
Land as D/EWe/4/213/5

Mortgage  D/EWe/4/213/7  14 Oct 1915

Contents:
(i) William Henry Lee of Ware
(ii) Norman Grant Chalmers-Hunt, esq
Premises in Caroline Place and Baldock Street, 50 Baldock Street with right of way, 48 Baldock Street and the White Hart, Ware
Original bundle

Conveyance  D/EWe/4/213/8  14 Jan 1932

Contents:
(i) William Henry Lee
(ii) Norman Grant Chalmers-Hunt of Ware, solicitor and others
Original bundle
Premises in Caroline Place, Baldock Street, 50 Baldock Street with right of way, 48 Baldock Street and the White Hart, Ware

Transfer of Mortgage  D/EWe/4/213/9  1 Mar 1938

Contents:
(i) Norman Grant Chalmers-Hunt
(ii) Christine Rosemary Chalmers-Hunt of Gamels Hall Hertford, spinster
Original bundle
Property as in D/EWe4/213/5

Receipt for principal money due and interest on mortgage of 13 Oct 1915  D/EWe/4/213/10  9 Nov 1946

Contents:
Original bundle

Release  D/EWe/4/213/11  1954

Contents:
(i) Trustees of the will of William Henry Lee deceased
(ii) Messrs Norman Grant Chalmers-Hunt and George Hyslop Maughan
Property in Caroline Court and Baldock Street, Ware (as in D/EWe4/213/5)

Abstract of title of Ware Urban District Council to freehold property in Caroline Court, Ware  D/EWe/4/213/12  1934

Deed of Release  D/EWe/4/213/13  29 Nov 1952

Contents:
(i) Ware Urban District Council
(ii) Trustees of R F G Lee, esq
Easements affecting land in Baldock Street, Ware

Counterpart leases of a house and shop in Water Row, 1847 and 75 High Street [the same property], 1903, 1923, 1941  D/EWe/4/5  1847 - 1941

5 items

Contents:
All have plans; the 1847 plan shows a yard, candlehouse, chaise house, warehouse, brewhouse, kitchen, parlour, shop etc.

Counterpart leases of slaughterhouse behind premises in High Street, part of the White Hart Estate, 1898, 1905, 1911, 1915  D/EWe/4/6  1898 - 1915

4 items


Related information: See also D/ECh/B12

Contents:
1898 and 1905 leases have plans.

The Saracen's Head Inn, Water Row Ware  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also D/ECh/B13

Grant  D/EWe/4/16  16 Jun 1365 Ware

Contents:
John, rector of the church of Sacombe, and John ?Coulerne of Ardeley, to John Neel of Ware and Matilda his wife.
Messuage in Ware (boundaries given, including the highway and the river Leye).
Witnesses: William de Hoo, Thomas Tonewell, Alexander Halfhyde, William Lymesy, Robert Bakere, John Parker, Roger Syward.
[30J]

Grant  D/EWe/4/17  Ware, Tuesday 6 Oct 1377

badly damaged

Contents:
William.... to Giles Draper of Ware...
Messuage and curtilage... (boundaries given, including the highway and the river Leye).
Witnesses: Thomas Tonewell, Nicholas Blake, Alexander Halfhyd, Hugh Myce, Walter Leche, Roger Marchall, Roger Siward.
[20B]

Grant  D/EWe/4/18  5 Jul 1391 Ware

Contents:
William atte Watere, John Salone of Ware, and John Arnewey of Stanstead to John Garlek of Hatfield and Joan his wife, formerly wife of Giles Draper of Ware.
All those lands and tenements in Ware and Amwell which they had from Giles Draper.
Witnesses: Thomas Tonewell, Nicholas Blake junior, Hugh Myce, William atte Belle, Roger Marchal
[30K]

Lease  D/EWe/4/19  1397-8 Ware

Contents:
John Garlyk of Hatfield and Joan his wife to John Cenistone of Ware.
Tenement formerly the property of Giles Draper of Ware; 2a land in Westfeld; 5r meadow in Wersholm; one piece of pasture in Bradmed (boundaries given, including the river Ley); 1r meadow ?nearby.
Term: two years from the next feast of St John the Baptist.
Rent: 9 marks a year (details of when payments are to be made)
[30N]

Grant  D/EWe/4/20  22 Apr 1425 Ware

Contents:
Ellen, widow of Walter Mice of Ware, to John Wodele of Ware, John Aylington, chaplain. Richard Greteham and John Takele of Ware. Tenement in Ware called the Sarasynehede (boundaries given, including the street on the north and the river Leyghe on the south) which she and her late husband had from William Castyll, along with Thomas Lopham, Richard atte Watere and John Wodewarde, now deceased.
Witnesses: Thomas Ware, William Hert, William Hardewyke, John Hert, Richard Baker of Ware.
[1A]

Quitclaim  D/EWe/4/21  23 Nov 1426

Contents:
John Wodeles of Ware, John Aylyngton, chaplain, Richard Greteham and John Takele of Ware, to William Castel.
Tenement in Ware called the Sarasyneshede (boundaries given, including the highway on the north and the river Leygh on the south).
[30P]

Quitclaim  D/EWe/4/22  29 Jul 1432

Contents:
John Aylington, clerk, and John Takeley of Ware, to William Hert of Ware.
Tenement called the Sarazineshed in Ware, which they had from William Castell of the same.
Witnesses: William Herdewyk, Richard Gretham, Richard Marchall, Walter Stondon, John Nicholas.
[25]

Feoffment  D/EWe/4/23  29... 1433-1434

badly damaged

Contents:
1. Walter ? Lome of Ware, Richard Crouche of Thundridge, Thomas Hoddsdon of Amwell
2. Thomas Raulyn of Brampton, Hunts, John Takele, Richard Myddelton of Ware and John Skegge of Standon.
Tenement called the Sarsynyshed in Ware (boundaries given): 2a meadow in a meadow called Estmed (boundaries given); pasture for one cow in Nethenomersh.
Witnesses: William Hert, William Herdewyk, John Hert, John Bedford, John ?Osmond.
[19G]

Quitclaim  D/EWe/4/24  30 Mar 1434

damaged

Contents:
John ?Broune of Ware to Thomas Raulyn of Brampton, Hunts, John Tak[ele], Richard Myddelton of Ware and John Skegge of Standon.
Tenement called the Sarsynyshed in Ware; 2a meadow... in Ware; pasture for one cow in Nethenhomersh in Amwell.
Witnesses: Thomas Ware, William Hert, William ?Herdwyk, John Hert, Thomas Glover.
[19C]

Quitclaim  D/EWe/4/25  1 Jan 1475

Contents:
Thomas Braughyng senior of Ware, gent., to William Pery, John Rugewyn and William Wheler.
Tenement called the Sarsynshed (boundaries given, including the highway on the north and the river Leye on the south) and pasture for one cow in Nethynho Mershe in Amwell.
[15C]

Feoffment  D/EWe/4/26  1 Feb 1476

damaged

Contents:
1. William Pery, John Rugewyn and William Wheler of Ware.
2. John Say, knight, Ralph Bawde, William Saye, John Butler, John Pultor, William Barle, John Feld, esquires, Charles Nowell and William Portor, yeomen of the Crown, John Shelley, John Marchall, citizens and merchants of London, Thomas Braughyng senior, John.... of Stevenage, John Knyghton, Robert Lowthe, Thomas Rugewyn, John Bird of Standon, gent., Thomas Bele, John Brigg... Stroode, servants of Edward, Prince of Wales, John Birch, servant of the Duke of Clarence, William Goodyer, William Barley, Thomas Clerke, Thomas Rey...,... Mershe, William Ive, barber, Thomas Birch, John Durward, Robert Chaundeler, Thomas Dowde, Simon Marchall, William Bronde, Thomas..., ,,, Kyrwyn, John Blome, William Johnson, mercer, John Birch, spurrier, William Bele, John Scodell, Thomas Veker, John Claver, William Partriche,... Catmer of Ware, Richard Braughyng son of Thomas, William Bele son of Thomas, John Brygg son of John, William Reymond son of Thomas, Thomas Reymond junior son of the said Thomas, Robert Clerk son of Thomas, Robert Blome son of John, William Mershe son of Nicholas, Nicholas Partrich son of William, Nicholas Catmer son of ...
Tenement called the Sarsynhede (boundaries given) with pasture for one cow in Nethynhoomershe in Amwell and 2a meadow, which they, with Thomas Braughyng, lately had from Thomas Raulyn now deceased; Thomas Braughyng released his rights in the property to them.
(Last three lines almost illegible)
[19D]

Lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/27  22 Sep 1543

Contents:
William Spencer, Richard Bull and Robert Alyet of Ware, headboroughs appointed to receive certain rents for the use of the town, to William Pyke of Ware, glover, with consent of parishioners.
Inn called the Sarsonhed in Water Row with 2 cowleazes in Nedenhoo Marsh.
Rent 46s 8d a year.
[1B]

Lease  D/EWe/4/28  20 Sep 1566

Contents:
William Geldner, Thomas Lotton, William Harvy and Roger Saule, inhabitants of Ware, to Richard Bartlett of Ware, innholder, and Elizabeth his wife.
Inn called the Sarsyns hedd, now occupied by Richard Bartlett, in Ware, between the Cardynalls hatt on the east and the tenement of Ralph Panke on the west, also pasture for one cow in Nethynghoo marsh in Amwell.
Lease for 21 years from next Michaelmas.
Rent £3 6s 8d a year (details of when payments are to be made)
Covenants concerning repairs to the premises.

Feoffment of new trustees  D/EWe/4/107  3 Mar 1521

Contents:
(i) Sir William Say, Kt of the County of Hertfordshire and Nicholas Parterige, citizen and grocer of London
(ii) Lord Richard Foxe, Bishop of Worcester [recte Winchester], Lord John Longland, Bishop of Lincoln, Lord Henry Bowsier, Earl of Essex, William Compton Kt, Thomas Pyrren gent, Philip Buttiler, gent., Thomas Knyghton of Bayford, gent, James Marye of Roydon, gent, Richard Wellys of Ware, gent, Robert Cressy citizen and scribe of London, Richard Giles of Nazeing, Essex, gent; enrolled as "Aldermen of the Gild, Fraternity of Jesus, recently established in the ecclesiastical parish of Ware"
(iii) Henry Spencer, Thomas Hide, Blase Lothon and John Apdale, Masters of the Venerable Guild, Gilbert Rook, then bailiff, Thomas White, chief constable, and then the names of 74 members of the guild with their occupations and relationships.
Messuage, tenement or Inn known as the Saryssyne Hed, in Water Row [boundaries and previous occupants given] and one cowlease in Nethenhoomersh in the parish of Great Amwell

Counterpart of Lease for 21 years at yearly rent of £26.  D/EWe/4/108  20 Sep 1656


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Alexander Wilde of Ware, the elder esq, Alexander Wilde the younger, gent, George Bromley the elder, gent, George Bromley the younger, gent, Thomas Meade, gent, Alexander Meade, gent, [and 27 others whose names and occupations are given
(ii) Thomas Hilliard of Ware, gent
Messuage, tenement or Inn known as the Sarazin's Head in Water Row (boundaries and previous occupants given) and two cowleases in Amwell Marsh in the parish of Great Amwell.

Counterpart of Lease for 21 years at yearly rent of £18.  D/EWe/4/109  1 Mar 1676


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Alexander Weld of Ware, gent, Stephen Lamas, gent, [and 20 others whose names and occupations are given]
(ii) Henry Hartt of Ware, innkeeper
Messuage, tenement or Inn known as the Sarazin's Head in Water Row (boundaries and previous occupants given) and two cowleases in "Nethenhomersh" in the parish of Great Amwell.

Counterpart lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/110  14 Jan 1698


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Thomas Byde, Kt, Alexander Weld, esq [and 33 others, names given] trustees of the Town Land Rents
(ii) Aaron Case, junior of Ware
Sarazens Head and two cow leases in Nethenhoe Marsh.

Mr Hart's Counterpart of assignment of the Saracens Head.  D/EWe/4/111  [late 17th cent]


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Counterpart Lease of Saracens Head for 21 years  D/EWe/4/112  1 Sep 1769

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Feoffees of Ware Town Land Rents
(ii) Edward Griffen

Lease for seven years  D/EWe/4/113  6 Aug 1750

UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Feoffees of Ware
(ii) John Osborne
The Saracen's Head

Counterpart lease to John Ellis  D/EWe/4/114  [c.1840]


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Lease to David Lambert of Widows Mead  D/EWe/4/115  1843

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Counterpart lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/116  19 Jun 1811


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Revd Henry Allen Lagden, Vicar of Ware, and John Green, the present Collectors of the Town Land Rents,
(ii) Evander Price of Ware, innholder
Saracen's Head and two cowleases, now or late in the occupation of William Chuck. Lease cancelled 1819.

Lease [of Saracen's Head] to Evander Price for 14 years from 1818  D/EWe/4/117  10 Mar 1819

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Counterpart lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/118  29 Jun 1837

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Revd Henry Coddington and William Cobham
(ii) Thomas Joseph Bilton
Saracen's Head and two cowleases

Lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/119  1 Jul 1845


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) William Cobham, the younger and Samuel Adams the younger both of the Grange, maltsters
(ii) Daniel Brown of Ware, innholder
Saracen's Head. Endorsed: 24 Dec 1864 surrender of lease to trustees and release to executors of Daniel Brown

Lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/120  13 Jan 1872

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Trustees
(ii) Isaac Everitt, the younger, brewer
Saracen's Head

Covenant for the payment of additional rent  D/EWe/4/121  21 Oct 1873


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Isaac Everitt, the younger of Ware, brewer
(ii) Robert Walker Harradence of Ware, draper, Thomas Cupis of Ware, chemist; trustees and collectors of the Ware Town Rents

Deed of Covenant  D/EWe/4/122  24 Jun 1875

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP


Related information: See also 54836-54837

Contents:
(i) Alexander Peter McMullen and Osmond Henry McMullen of Hertford, brewers and co-partners
(ii) Joseph Chuck of Ware and Henry Osborn Fawcett Butcher of the same place surgeon (two trustees)
Relates to the Saracens Head

Papers relating to the Saracen's Head Inn  D/EWe/4/8  1871 - 1921

1 bdl


Related information: See D/ECh/B13 for papers concerning the sale and legal case against prospective purchaser who broke his contract to purchase

Contents:
Inventory, 1871, counterpart lease, 1886, clerk's account, 1900, correspondence, undated plan of premises and accounts relating to the sale, 1921

The Bear Inn (formerly the Falcon), Water Row, Ware  [no ref. or date]

Grant in Latin  D/EWe/4/181  27 Mar 1557

Contents:
(i) Thomas Byrche of Ware, yeoman
(ii) Henry Ryley alias Osbaston
Messuage anciently called Lee Fawcon and now called le Bere in Ware in Kibes Lane built between the messuage formerly of John Harrys and now of Alan Boston on the south and the messuage formerly of William Wheler and now of John Harvey, Junior to the north, abutts onto the Queen' highway to the east and the river Lee on the west. [1]

Lease and release  D/EWe/4/182-183  23-24 Jan 1667

Contents:
(i) Henry Osbastone of Ware, felmonger
(ii) Moses Cooke of Little Hadham, gardener and Anne his wife.
All that messuage or Inne commonly called the Bear and anciently called the Falcon (boundaries given) together with maulthouses and mault shopps and other buildings now in the occupation of the said Henry Osbastone and of Thomas Pleasant and Thomas Seagar [2 & 3]

Lease and Release  D/EWe/4/184-185  10-11 Nov 1684

Contents:
(i) Moses Cooke and Anne his wife of Little Hadham, gardener
(ii) Thomas Johnson of Ware, maltster
Messuage tenement or inn called the Beare and anciently called the Falcon in Ware [4]

Bargain and sale (for mortgage)  D/EWe/4/186  12 Nov 1684

Contents:
(i) Thomas Johnson of Ware, maltster
(ii) Moses Cooke of Little Hadham, gardener
The Beare Inn
Endorsement: 20 March 1690: Assignment of the mortgage to Thomas Anger in trust for the use of Francis Pryor, who has purchased the estate of inheritance

Final Concord Hilary Term 36 Charles II  D/EWe/4/187  [1684]

Contents:
(i) Thomas Johnson, plaintiff
(ii) Moses Cooke and Ann his wife, deforciants
Messuage barn garden and orchard in Ware [6]

Lease and Release  D/EWe/4/188-189  23-24 Mar 1690

Contents:
(i) Thomas Johnson of Ware, maltster and Beatrice his wife
(ii) Francis Pryor of Ware, miller
All that messuage lately called the Bear and anciently the Falcon in Water Row, Ware, and all the houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, malthouses, maltshop, cisterns, pumps, yards, gardens, orchards, cellars, ways, waters and watersources, now in the tenure or occupation of William Moakes. [7 & 8]

Final Concord Easter term 3 William and Mary  D/EWe/4/190  [1691]

Contents:
(i) Francis Pryor, plaintiff
(ii) Thomas Johnson and Beatrice his wife
Messuage, barn, garden and orchard in Ware

Mortgage  D/EWe/4/191  24 Dec 1709

Contents:
(i) Francis Prior the elder of Ware, maltster
(ii) Thomas Godfrey of Benington, yeoman
Tenement lately called the Bear and anciently the Falcon in Water Row, Ware, together with the malting and all outhouses [9]

Assignment of Mortgage  D/EWe/4/192  11 Mar 1711

Contents:
(i) Thomas Godfrey of Benington, yeoman
(ii) Francis Prior the elder of Ware, maltster
(iii) Thomas Pamphilon of Aston, yeoman
The Bear Inn now the Falcon in Water Row. With bond for the performance of covenants [10]

Lease and Release  D/EWe/4/193-194  3-4 Dec 1722

Contents:
(i) Benjamin Pryor of Broxbourne, miller
(ii) John Burr of Ware, maltster
Messuage lately called the Beare and anciently called the Falcon in Water Row with the malting and all outhouses. [11 & 12]

Probate of the will of Thomas Pryor  D/EWe/4/195  18 Dec 1738

Contents:
All messuages in town of Ware to his brother Francis Pryor during his lifetime and then to Francis's son Francis Pryor; to his sister, Elizabeth Squire wife of William Squire, "malman" £500; to aunts Lydia Burr and Mary Whitham £20 each and to his sister Elizabeth Squire all his plate and linen. Francis Pryor executor. Proved 18 July 1739

Release by William Squire and Elizabeth his wife of legacies under the will of Thomas Pryor of Ware, miller, deceased  D/EWe/4/196  29 Sep 1742

Mortgage  D/EWe/4/197  7 Oct 1742

Contents:
(i) Francis Pryor of Ware Mills, mealman, son of Francis Pryor late of Ware, miller deceased who was the brother of Thomas Pryor late of Ware Mills, miller deceased.
(ii) Thomas Fletcher of Ware, schoolmaster
Messuage lately called the Beare in Water Row with the malting and outhouses
Endorsed: (i) Robert Wood of Longacre, Middx, coachmaker, Robert Cole of Kingston on Thames. Surrey, gent, John North of Ware, maltster, three of the executors of the will of Thomas Fletcher;
(ii) Francis Squire of Hertford, mealman and William Squire mealman
Lands as D/EWe/4/196

Francis Pryor of Ware, mealman, to Thomas Fletcher of Ware schoolmaster concerning the payment of the above mortgage  D/EWe/4/198  7 Oct 1742

Affadavit by Francis Pryor of Ware mealman concerning tenement in Water Row  D/EWe/4/199  13 Oct 1742

Bond; Francis Pryor & Thomas Fletcher concerning a loan  D/EWe/4/200  16 May 1743

Lease and Release with covenant to levy a fine  D/EWe/4/201-202  24-25 Jul 1744

Contents:
(i) Francis Pryor of Ware, mealman and Sarah his wife
(ii) William Squire of Ware, mealman.
Messuage and malting in Water Row, Ware

Bond; Francis Pryor of Ware, mealman, to William Squire of Ware, mealman, in £1500  D/EWe/4/203  24 Jul 1744

Final Concord and counterpart  D/EWe/4/204-205  [1743]

Contents:
(i) William Squire, plaintiff
(ii) Francis Pryor and Sarah his wife, deforciants
One messuage one malthouse one barn two stables [etc]

Copy of the will of William Squire  D/EWe/4/206  2 May 1767

Contents:
Executors: John Squire of Cheshunt, gent, William Squire of Hertford, gent, John Payne of Newhill Grange Yorks gent and Sarah his wife, and Timothy Squire son of Timothy Squire of Hertford, glover.
Proved 8 May 1769

Extract from the will of William Squire concerning Water Row  D/EWe/4/207  1781

Lease and Release  D/EWe/4/208-209  22-23 Jun 1790

Contents:
(i) Elizabeth Squire, spinster daughter of William Squire, mealman
(ii) Thomas Jesse of Ware, ironmonger and William King of Ware, gent.
Messuage formerly the Bear with malting and kiln put up for sale by auction at the Bull Inn and bought for £700

Mortgage for £500  D/EWe/4/210  24 Jun 1790

Contents:
(i) Thomas Jesse of Ware, ironmonger and William King of Ware, gent his trustee
(ii) Thomas Docwra of Ware, gent
Messuage formerly the Bear with malting and kiln in Water Row
Endorsement: 25 April 1800 Assignment of mortgage to Martha Jesse, widow

Lease and assignment of mortgage  D/EWe/4/211  27 Dec 1804

Contents:
(i) William King of Ware, gent and Thomas Jesse late of St Martin le Grand London, chemist
(ii) Thomas Leonard Stockbridge of Watton at Stone, farmer
All that messuage formerly the Bear together with the loft where a malting lately stood and now a yard with outhouses (former occupants given).

Mill Lane (now Priory St., Ware)  [no ref. or date]

Charter granting two tenements in Mill Lane in Latin with one seal  D/EWe/4/139  14 Jun 1477

Contents:
(i) William Whelere of Ware
(ii) Richard Wilde of Stortforde, William Bronde the elder, John Denham and Edmund Catmer of Ware.
Two tenements in the lane called Mille Lane with a garden (dimensions and neighbouring properties given), which was granted by Thomas Hodesdon to John Hoddysdon who granted it by his charter dated 20th March 1477 to William Wheler.
Witnesses: Charles Nowell, yoeman of the Chamber to the King then the bailiff there, Thomas Bele, Thomas Clerk, Thomas Dowde, Thomas Reymond, Thomas Aleyn and others.

Grant  D/EWe/4/37  Monday 3 Oct 1407 Ware

Contents:
Ralph Deye of Ware to Richard Fanham and John atte Hall of Ware.
One tenement with a curtilage in a lane called Mellestret (boundaries given)
Witnesses: William atte Watere (?), John Halffyde, Walter Myce, William Ferour, John Fraunceys.
[30D]

Grant  D/EWe/4/38  Sunday 6 Feb 1435

Contents:
Alice Boch of Ware, widow, to John Whelere of Ware and Thomas Hoddisdone of Amwell.
One tenement with a garden adjoining in Mellestret, Ware (boundaries given)
Witnesses: John Takele, John Hert, William Smyth, John Kyng, John Nicholas
[26]

Grant  D/EWe/4/39  25 Jun 1462 Ware

Contents:
Thomas Hoddisdone to John Notyngham, John Hoddisdone and William Wheler.
One tenement with a garden adjoining in a lane called Melstrete (boundaries).
Witnesses: Thomas Wyngfeld, Robert Chaloner, William Thurston, John Byrche, Thomas Byrche, Thomas Ranlyn, William Barbour.
[15B]

Feoffment  D/EWe/4/40  8 Aug 1492 Ware

damaged

Contents:
1. John Denham of Amwell, yeoman, and Edmund Catmer of Ware, ? schoolmaster.
2. Sir William Saye, knight, John Colt, gent, Charles Nowell, esq., John Asshewell, late mayor of Cambridge, Thomas Clarke, John Birch, now bailiff of Ware, Thomas Reymond, John Kirwyn, William Barley, Thomas Pery, William Reymond, Thomas Birch junior, William Chaundleler alias Bocher and Nicholas Goodrych of Ware
2 tenements with a garden adjoining in a lane, called Millane (boundaries and dimensions given), which they, with Richard Wyld of Stortford and William Brond of Ware now deceased, had from William Wheler of Ware.
William Sevier of Ware appointed as their attorney to take and deliver seisin of the property.
[15D]

Bell Close (now Buryfield), Ware  D/EWe/4/33-36  [n.d.]


Related information: See also D/ECh/B12

Contents:
Deeds to a close of pasture called Bell Close, 4 acres

Grant  D/EWe/4/33  7 Dec 1513

stained

Contents:
1. Thomas Nelson senior of Ware, tallow-chandler, Nicholas Partriche, citizen and grocer of London, William Sivier and Henry Mathewson, citizens and poulterers of London.
2. [Joan] Sivier, [wife of William], William Mershe, Thomas [Mershe], William Norman, William Geldener and John Bigwoode
3a pasture in a croft called the Belcroft (boundaries given, including the Buryclose on the west), which they, with Richard Shirley and William..., now deceased, had from Thomas Marchall and the aforesaid William Mershe, to the use of William and Joan Sivier and their heirs.
William Sivier appointed as their attorney for delivery of seisin.
[17A]

Grant  D/EWe/4/34  31 Mar 1529

Contents:
1. Joan Cammeswell, late the wife of William Syvier, late of Ware, yeoman, William Geldener and Thomas Mersh.
2. Richard Wellis of Ware, gent., Gilbert Rookys, then bailiff there, Robert Crosse, yeoman, Thomas Byrch, yeoman, Thomas Goodrich, William Danyell, Simon Hagarde, Edward Haggard, John Cranefild junior, Nicholas Cranefild, Thomas Kyng junior, John Alyne, Thomas and William Ferrour, William Geldener junior, Richard Geldener, Thomas Lothon, Richard Davye and William Pyke.
4a pasture in the Bell Close (boundaries given, including the Buryclose on the west and the highway from Ware to Ware Park on the north), which they (the first parties), with William Mersh, William Norman and John Bygwod, now deceased, had from Thomas Nelson, Nicholas Parterich and William Syvyer, now deceased, and Henry Mathewson, citizen and poulterer of London, still surviving: one acre of which the late William Syvier recently acquired and gave (among other lands) to Joan on his deathbed, in fulfilment of his will.
[14]

Deed of grant  D/EWe/4/35  17 May 1557

Contents:
1. William Sherdley of Ware, yeoman, son and heir of Agnes Pick, deceased, daughter and heir of William Syvyer, deceased, of Ware.
2. William Gyldener of Ware, yeoman, Robert Spenser, John Harvye senior, Thomas Lennarde, John Harvye junior, William Harvy senior, John Cannon senior, Christopher Dyxson, Hector Danyell, Alan Boston, John Haggar, Edward Atkynson, Thomas Wattes, William Davye, Robert Forde, William Juster, Robert Harvye son of John senior, Thomas Atkynson son of Edward, Robert Lennerde, John Cannon junior, Thomas Spenser son of Robert, John Harvye son of John junior, William Harvye son of William senior, Richard Gonne of Ware, yeoman.
Close of meadow or pasture in Ware called Bell Close, containing 4a, now occupied by Thomas Lennerde, which descended to William on his mother's death.
Thomas Latton alias Blase and Thomas Gonne appointed attorneys to take and deliver seisin.
[30Z]

Deed of grant  D/EWe/4/36  1 Oct 1559

Contents:
1. William Sherdley of Ware, yeoman, son and heir of Agnes Pyck, deceased, daughter and heir of William Sevyer, deceased, of Ware.
2. Gilbert Hyll, gent, Humphrey Colley, gent, William Gyldener, Robert Spenser, John Harvy senior, Thomas Lennarde, Michael Meede, Richard Swynsed, John Harvy junior, William Harvy senior, John Cannon senior, Christopher Dyxson, Hector Danyell, Alan Boston, John Hagger, Edward Atkynson, Thomas Wattes, William Davy, Robert Forde, William Juster, Richard Hyll son of Gilbert, Richard Colley son of Humphrey, Robert Harvy son of John senior, Thomas Atkynson son of Edward, Robert Lennarde, Henry Meede son of Michael, John Cannon junior, Thomas Spenser son of Robert, John Harvy son of John junior, William Harvy son of William senior, Richard Gonne of Ware, yeomen.
Close of meadow or pasture in Ware called Bell Close, containing 4a, now occupied by Thomas Lennarde, which descended to William on his mother's death.
Thomas Latton alias Blase and Thomas Gonne appointed attorneys to take and deliver seisin.
[30U]

Counterpart lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/140  20 Dec 1715

Contents:
(i) Richard Uthwait, maltster and John Waller, collectors
(ii) Richard Haddock of Ware, yeoman
Bell Close being by estimation 4 acres and also all that close of pasture called the pightle being 3 roods

Lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/141  22 Dec 1738

Contents:
(i) Anthony Fage of Ware, maltster and Joseph Rutt of Ware, ironmonger, present collectors of the Town Land Rents
(ii) Thomas Tabram of Ware, baker
Bell Close being by estimation four acres and also all that close of pasture called the pightle being three roods.

Counterpart lease  D/EWe/4/142  23 Dec 1782

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP

Contents:
(i) Joseph Adams and Abraham Hudson, collectors
(ii) John Tween of Ware, gent
Bell Close and Daltons Pightle

Counterpart lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/143  15 Dec 1801

Contents:
(i) William Ellis of Ware, wine merchant and William Myhill of Ware, feltmonger, the present collectors
(ii) Thomas Brown of Ware, butcher and his son John Brown
Bell Close being 4 acres (boundaries: between a field to the west called Bury Field; a close of pasture formerly in the occupation of Robert Hadsley, esq and now in the occupation of Mrs Sarah Hadsley widow to the east; abutting the highway from Ware town to Ware Park to the north and upon the ditch or watercourse running from Ware Town Mill by the back of the premises belonging to Joseph Fairman, Thomas Docwra and others near a lane called Mill Lane to the south.)
Endorsement: John Climenson paid £5.5s to Thomas and John Brown on 11 February 1803 to take over their lease and 5s to the collectors.
Pencil alterations to the text, possibly using it as a draft for a subsequent document: "Revd James Britton and Joseph Jolly" in place of collectors and clause added after property "together with the stable or building erected thereon"

Counterpart lease of Bell Close  D/EWe/4/144  23 Dec 1822

Contents:
(i) Revd James Britton and Joseph Jolly two of the foeffees
(ii) Benjamin Godfrey of Ware, malster
Bell Close
Endorsed 4 June 1825 that Sarah Hadsley widow of Ware Priory took over the lease from Catherine Godfrey, widow and other executors and paid 10s to each of them.

Estimates from James Hitch, builder for repairs to stable building and "Leantoo's" at Bell Close, which for building and carpentry will cost £45.0.0  D/EWe/4/145  25 Jan 1844

Lease for 14 years  D/EWe/4/146  9 Mar 1867

Contents:
(i) Joseph Chuck, esq and Joseph Grapes two of the trustees and collectors
(ii) Silas Chuck of Ware, maltster
Bell Close

[no title or date]  D/EWe/4/153-158

Contents:
Leases of Widows Mead adjoining the River Lee

Lease for seven years  D/EWe/4/153  5 Oct 1803

Contents:
(i) William Ellis, wine merchant and John Green maltfactor
(ii) Randall Brown, innholder of Ware
Two pieces of inclosed meadow amounting to four acres abutting north on the River Lee running to Ware Mill.

Counterpart lease for 14 years  D/EWe/4/154  22 Aug 1829

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP; UNFIT FOR PRODUCTION

Contents:
(i) The feoffees of Ware
(ii) David Lambert
The Widows Meads

Lease and Counterpart for 14 years  D/EWe/4/155-156  28 Sep 1843

Contents:
(i) George Cranstone of Ware, draper and Joshua Page of Ware, maltster two of the trustees and collectors
(ii) William Hudson of Ware, victualler
The Widows Meads

Counterpart of lease for 14 years  D/EWe/4/157  28 Sep 1843

Contents:
(i) George Cranstone of Ware, draper and Joshua Page of Ware, maltster
(ii) David Lambert of Ware, victualler
The Widows Meads

Counterpart lease for 14 years  D/EWe/4/158  21 Oct 1845

Contents:
(i) William Cobham the younger of the Grange near Ware, maltfactor and Samuel Adams the younger of Ware, feoffees
(ii) Robert Welford Page of Ware, cooper
Widows Mead

Lease of Monks Mead, adjoining the River Lee, measuring 1 acre  D/EWe/4/159  1 Jan 1845

Contents:
Lease for seven years
(i) Isaac Kimpton Waller, maltster and Nathaniel Page, maltster, the present collectors of the Town Land Rents
(ii) Charles Page of Ware, maltster
Monk's Mead measuring 1 acre and 1 rood (boundaries: adjoining the River Lee and a close of land belonging to William Parker, esq in the occupation of John Pavey) formerly in occupation of John Ellis and now of Charles Page.

Deed of Exchange relating to Monks Mead, Mill Mead and Park Lawns.  D/EWe/4/165  1 Dec 1847

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Contents:
(i) The Feoffees of the Ware Charity Estates [approx 60 names and occupations given]
(ii) William Parker, esq of Ware Park
(iii) Lewis Seaman of Ware, gent
Concerns Monks Mead, Mill Mead and Park Lawns

Counterpart lease of Widows Mead and Mill Mead  D/EWe/4/166  14 Apr 1881

Contents:
(i) Benjamin Medcalf of Ware, druggist and Thomas Chapman of Ware, maltster, trustees
(ii) George Pavey of Ware, contractor

Counterpart leases of Mill Mead and Widows Meads, 1898, 1905, 1919, 1931, 1960, with correspondence; 1978.  D/EWe/4/9  1878 - 1978

Contents:
The first 4 leases have plans
Widows Mead, Mill Mead and Widows or Lady's Mead. [With map]

Lease to David Lambert of Widows Mead  D/EWe/4/115  1843

Widows Meads, Monks Mead, Mill Mead, Ware  D/EWe/4/160-164  [n.d.]


Related information: See also D/ECh/B12

Contents:
Deeds to Mill Mead, measuring 4 acres

Lease and Release  D/EWe/4/160-161  6-7 Jul 1778

Contents:
(i) John Roberts of Thundridge, gent, legatee of land under the will of Jane Rutt, spinster deceased
(ii) Joseph Fairman of Ware, maltster
Mill Mead

Lease and Release  D/EWe/4/162-163  8-9 Nov 1810

Contents:
(i) John Fairman of Stanstead Mountfichet (Essex) grandson and heir at law of certain land under the will of John Fairman of Ware maltster, deceased and Frances the wife of Joseph Fairman the grandson
(ii) Joseph Taylor of Bishops Stortford, maltster
(iii) John Green the elder, gent and Joshua Page the elder, gent (trustee of John Green)
Mill Mead

Conveyance  D/EWe/4/164  26 Dec 1846

Contents:
(i) William Green of Aberdeen Place, Paddington, Middlesex (son of John Green deceased)
(ii) William Parker of Ware Park
Mill Mead, recently found to contain 4a 1r 7p

Dalton's Pightle, Watton Road, Ware  D/EWe/4/147-152  [n.d.]

Lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/147  15 Dec 1801

Contents:
(i) William Ellis of Ware, wine merchant and William Myhill of Ware, feltmonger, two of the trustees and collectors
(ii) James Griffiths of Ware, gardener and Robert Bye, maltster
Dalton's Pightle being about one acre situated at the foot of a hill called Dunshill, abutting the highway from Ware to Westmill to the south and the land of Richard Down, esq to the east, west and north except timber planted on the land which is intended to be converted into a garden or orchard.

Lease and Counterpart for 21 years  D/EWe/4/148-149  13 Jan 1820

Contents:
(i) Revd Henry Allen Lagden of Ware and John Climenson of Ware, gent, collectors of the Town Land Rents
(ii) James Griffiths, gardener
Dalton's Pightle (boundaries as in D/EWe4/147) with covenants to reserve to the Trustees the wood and cuttings of all trees over four years old, the close "being now used as a Garden or Nursery".

Lease for 14 years  D/EWe/4/150  9 Apr 1849

Contents:
(i) Walter Hitch, builder and Nathaniel Page maltster two of the trustees and collectors
(ii) Nathaniel Cobham, gent of Ware
Dalton's Pightle now being used as a Nursery or Garden formerly in the occupation of Christopher Griffiths and now of Nathaniel Cobham.

Lease for 14 years  D/EWe/4/151  19 Apr 1862

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP

Contents:
(i) Feoffees of Ware Charity Estates
(ii) Nath[anie]l Cobham
Daltons Pightle

Lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/152  16 Apr 1881

Contents:
(i) Benjamin Medcalf, druggist and Thomas Chapman, maltster, both of Ware, two of the trustees and collectors
(ii) James Chapman, gardener of Ware
Daltons Pightle, 1 acre, except all timber

Counterpart lease of Dalton's Pightle  D/EWe/4/10  1903

The Chuck Memorial School, Ware  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
Elizabeth Moore Chuck founded this school in 1858 in memory of her husband "as a school for the education of children of the industrial classes". It amalgamated with the Ware Free Grammar School and the Ware Grammar School opened 1890 in the Musley Hill Building (which now houses Musley Infants' School)

Deed of Gift of the Chuck School, Musley, Ware  D/EWe/4/174  14 Dec 1857

Contents:
(i) Elizabeth Moore Chuck, widow
(ii) William Henry Whitbread of Southill Park, Beds, esq., William Parker of Ware Park, esq and Joseph William Blakesley of Ware Vicarage, clerk (trustees)
Land at Musley in Ware containing 2 roods, 11 perches, formerly part of a certain field called Little Salmons, together with the school house lately erected; in trust to be used as a school for the education of children of the industrial classes in the town and parish of Ware. Terms set out for the management of the school. With map

Humphrey Spencer: Uplands Charity and Wareside Grammar School  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also records relating to the Lamb and Flag, Colliers End, Standon; D/EWe4/44, 86-92, 172-173

Administrative history:
The Wareside, Grammar School was endowed under the will of Humphrey Spencer in 1633 see D/EWe/4/94 below. It was administered as a separate trust from the Ware Town Charities but came briefly under the direction of the Ware Trustees during the 19th century. Along with the Ware Free Grammar School (administered by the Ware Trustees) and the Chuck Memorial School in Ware, the Wareside Grammar School was incorporated in the new Ware Grammar School, established in 1890. With the reorganisation of education under the Hertfordshire County Council, the Ware Grammar School (for boys) was in turn incorporated in 1905 in Hertford Grammar School, while its endowments passed to the new Ware Grammar School for Girls which opened in 1906. The modern successors of these schools are Richard Hale School, Hertford, and Presdales School, Ware.

Office extract [19th century?] of the will of Humphrey Spencer of Ware, gent, 26 June 1633, proved 23 Oct 1633  D/EWe/4/94  26 Oct 1633

Contents:
Bequests for Schoolmasters in Ware Upland and Ware Town, bequests to the poor of Hunsdon and Widford and also to the poor of Ware Upland from two tenements in Kibes Lane, Ware.

Grant  D/EWe/4/167  27 Aug 1681

Contents:
(i) Richard Greene, citizen and merchant taylor of London
(ii) Alice Brandreth of Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire
A close called Bitteridge in Ware Upland
Recites:
Grant 21 Sep 1614 by Humphrey Spencer of Ware, gent to John Watts of Ware the elder, esq, John Watts, his son, John Goodman and others [Ware Trustees] Butteridge close containing one acre in Ware with the house newly erected to the use of Humphrey Spencer and after his death in trust to be used as a school and the trustees to provide, place and maintain a schoolmaster. If there is no school master for more than one year then the deed shall be void and the heirs of Humphrey Spencer can re-enter the land.
Bargain and Sale 9 Feb 1626, by Humphrey Spencer to Edward Bromley of Broxbourne, gent, of Butteridge Close during the life of Humphrey Spencer and the reversion if the trust is not fulfilled (Humphrey Spencer having sold to Edward Bromley all his other land in Ware)
Grant (undated) by Edward Bromley to Richard Green of all lands purchased by Edward Bromley from Humphrey Spencer and the benefit of the condition [ie reversion of Butteridge Close if the trust is not fulfilled]
Endorsements:
21 October 1699: Grant by William Milard of Houghton Regis, Beds, Kt and Dame Alice his wife (formerly Alice Brandreth) to Thomas Blackmore Jun, citizen, mercer of London, all their lands in Ware, Widford, Stanstead and Thundridge and Thomas Blackmore to have benefit of the condition (as above) and Butteridge Close.
18 November 1700: Grant by Thomas Blackmore and Ann his wife to John Harrison of Limehouse, Stepney, Middx, chirurgion, John Thornton, citizen and draper of London and Stephen Thompson of London, merchant; of lands in Ware, Widford, Stanstead and Thundridge with benefit of the condition (as above) and Butteridge Close. [4]

Lease for a year (part of lease and release)  D/EWe/4/32  29 Mar 1695

Contents:
1. Lewis Morgan of Ware, gent, and John Brey of Ware, yeoman.
2. Sir John Gore of St Andrew's, Holborn, London, knight; Sir Heneage Fetherston of Hassingbrooke, (in Stanford-le-Hope), Essex, baronet; Henry Fetherston, esq., son and heir of Sir Heneage; George Halden of Ware, yeoman, and George Halden his son; Robert Cole the elder and younger of Sawbridgeworth, yeomen (father and son); John Plumer of Blakesware in Ware, esq; Walter, Richard and William Plumer, gents, his sons; Thomas Birde the elder of Mardocks in Ware, esq, and his son Thomas; William Weld of Fanhams Hall in Ware, gent; Thomas Wrenne of Ware Upland, yeoman, and his son Thomas; Thomas Bennett of the same, yeoman; John Bones of the same, yeoman; Daniel Addams of the same, yeoman; John Clementson of the same, yeoman, and his son John; William Hills of the same, yeoman; John Campe of the same, blacksmith; Thomas Brey of the same, yeoman; George Stratton of the same, carpenter; William Mills of the same, yeoman; William Renshire of the same, yeoman; Robert Odell of the same, yeoman.
1a land called Bitteridge in Ware (boundaries given, including the highway from Widford to Ware on the west) and a house built on it; 2 messuages, heretofore used as one messuage, with a garden, called the East Tenement, in Kibes Lane in Ware.
[21G]

Feoffment of new trustees in trust to convey  D/EWe/4/168  27 Mar 1695

Contents:
(i) Sir John Gore of St Andrews, Holborn, Kt; Sir Heanage Featherston of Hassingbrook, Essex, Bart., Henry Featherson esq his son, George Halden of Ware Upland, yeoman, Robert Cole the elder of Sawbridgeworth, yeoman, and Robert Cole the younger of Sawbridgeworth, yeoman his son
(ii) Lewis Morgan of Ware, gent and John Brey of Ware yeoman
Butteridge Close, the house built on it, East tenement (being two messuages used as one) in Kybus Lane.
Recites Humphrey Spencer's indenture and says that Butteridge is on the common highway leading from Widford towards the Town of Ware.

Appointment of trustees  D/EWe/4/31  29 Mar 1695

damaged, partly illegible

Contents:
Sir John Gore of St Andrew's, Holborn, London, knight, Sir Heneage Featherstone of Hassingbrooke, Essex, baronet, Henry Featherstone of the same, esq., George Halden of Ware, yeoman, Robert Cole the elder and younger of Sawbridgeworth, yeomen, surviving trustees appointed by two deeds of feoffment made by Humphrey Spencer late of Ware... one dated... Sep 1614, the other 26 Sep 1614. (cont)
Close of land called [Bitteridge] in Ware and a tenement built on it, and 2 messuages in Kibes Lane, Ware, lately conveyed to [Lewis] Morgan of Ware, gent, and John Brey of Ware, yeoman, for them to reconvey the premises to the surviving trustees and others now appointed (for names see deed no 51)
[18C]

Lease for a year [to enfeoff new trustees]  D/EWe/4/169  17 Sep 1744

Contents:
(i) Walter Plumer, William Plumer and Richard Plumer, sons of John Plumer late of Blakesware deceased and three others
(ii) Thomas Plumer Byde of Ware Park, esq, John Byde, esq and nineteen others
Butteridge Close, the house built on it, East tenement in Kybus Lane.

Abstract and Counsel's Opinion on the school and Butteridge.  D/EWe/4/170  1614-1745

TORN AND FADED IN PLACES

Contents:
Recites in full Humphrey Spencer's indenture 1614 for the establishment of the school with "a learned and honest schoolmaster and schoolmistress successively one after another"; and subsequent deeds, 1626-1744
A marginal note states that "the premises ever since the death of the last schoolmaster which is above a year since have stood empty and have not been imployed as a school being so much out of repair that nobody could inhabit therin"

Grant by lease and release of Bitteridge Close and the Schoolhouse built on it and two tenements in Kybus Lane.  D/EWe/4/216  1744

Conditions of access: With endorsement, 1827
This item was previously numbered as D/EWe4/1

Deed of Trust of the ware Upland Charity Estates; Betteridge Close with the house built on it and East tenement in Kybus Lane  D/EWe/4/217  1864

Conditions of access: This item was previously numbered as D/EWe/4/1

Deed of Covenant and bond between Mr Egbert Edward Norris (newly appointed Headmaster) and the trustees of the Ware Upland Charity Estates  D/EWe/4/214-215  1882

Bond for performance of duties by the new Wareside schoolmaster, William George Hobbs, whose sureties for £500 are William Hobbs of Ware, plumber and Thomas Hobbs, gent of Enfield to the Ware Town Charity Trustees.  D/EWe/4/171  1852

Kibes Lane, Ware  [no ref. or date]


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/9, 31-32, 167-171, 214-217

Bargain and sale  D/EWe/4/180  9 Aug 1668

Contents:
(i) James Sigston, scrivener and John Squire of Ware, gent
(ii) Joanne Holland of Ware, widow.
Five tenements and gardens in Kibes Lane, Ware

Lease for 21 years  D/EWe/4/179  11 Oct 1679

Contents:
(i) Sir John Gore of Sacombe, Sir John Watts of Tewin and Edward Watts his eldest son, Sir Heneage Featherston of St Giles in the Fields, Middx, Bart and Henry his son, and nine other trustees [named].
(ii) Nicholas Scott of Ware, tailor
Tenement in Kibes Lane with a garden or backside; a charity property; trustees stand jointly seized as feoffees to use the profit and advantage for the benefit of "such old men as have been good and honest labouring men... old widows and such men and their children as their labour will not maintain by reason of the multitude of children".
[Probably one of the Kibes Lane tenements bequeathed by Humphrey Spencer's will of 1633; boundaries given, including the house occupied by Joanne Holland widow to the south]
Recites 900 year lease of the land by James Sigston to John Squire, 28 Mar 1679

Counterpart Lease for 41 years  D/EWe/4/178  1706

STUCK TOGETHER BY DAMP

Contents:
(i) Mephibosheth Robins of Ware, barber and chyrurgeon, James Fordham, yeoman and John Humberston of Ware carpenter, churchwardens.
(ii) Robert Templeman of Ware, bricklayer.
Two tenements in Kibes Lane, which were bequeathed in 1591 by John Spencer of the Bourn, Ware to the town of Ware to let and use the rent for the relief of the poor: which tenements are in a state of disrepair and uninhabitable.

Draft conveyance of 6 Kibes Lane to the Urban District Council, 1935  D/EWe/4/11  1935, 1940

Contents:
With correspondence, agreement for sale of Priory Street Almshouses and site to the U.D.C., 1940

Crib Street, Ware  [no ref. or date]

Lease and release of land to build a poor house  D/EWe/4/175-176  27-28 Apr 1724

Contents:
(i) Thomas Segar of Ware, baker
(ii) Thomas Pettit, bargemaster, William Cass, glazier and Thomas Wrenn of Newhall, husbandman, John Docwra, maltster, John Burr the younger, maltster, Aaron Cass the younger, maltster and James Fish, maltster the present churchwardens and overseers of the poor in Ware.
Half an acre of land in Crib Street, being part of a close called Powell's Close (boundaries given) for the building of a poor house.

Assignment of mortgage  D/EWe/4/177  28 Apr 1724

Contents:
(i) John Cock of Nobles, Great Munden, gent
(ii) Thomas Segar of Ware, baker and others, [names and occupations given]
(iii) William Plumer of Blakesware
Half and acre of land intended to erect a poor house upon; to secure £50.

Grant to Trinity College, Cambridge  D/EWe/4/14  1928

Contents:
Of liberty to maintain and use new drains laid in the yard of the Crib Street almshouses

Other Properties in Ware  [no ref. or date]

Grant  D/EWe/4/41  Friday, 2 Oct 1377, Amwell

Contents:
John, son and heir of Robert Gamyl of "le Resshyn" (Rush Green) in All Saints' parish, Hertford, to Giles Stanys of Ware, draper.
Two pieces of meadow, one in a meadow called Wersholm (boundaries given, including the river Leye and Waremersh), the other in the same meadow (boundaries given, including the same river and marsh)
Witnesses: William Lymesy, Robert West, Richard Shayl, Walter atte Mersh, John Shakelok, Robert Smyth of Amwell.
[30F]

Grant  D/EWe/4/42  6 Oct 1384 Amwell

Contents:
John Gamyl, son and heir of Robert Gamyl of "le Resshyn" (Rush Green) in All Saints' parish, Hertford, to Giles Stanys of Ware, draper.
Part of a meadow called Brodmed, one "rodfall" in breadth, in Ware (boundaries given, including Chaldewell river and the river "Luye")
Witnesses: Richard Heyle, Robert West, John Shakelok, Robert Smyth, Walter atte Merssh.
[9]

Grant  D/EWe/4/29  10 Nov 1448

Contents:
John Martyn senior of Ware and Joan his wife to Thomas Ware, John Brunne, Richard Marchall, John Hert and John Veysy.
1 acre of meadow in Parkmede, Ware (boundaries given, including the river Rib and Ware Park), which John and Joan had from John Halfhyde, John Fraunceys and John Hall.
Witnesses: John Musgrove, Thomas Schyngelton, John Martyn junior, John Cok, William Clerk
[24]

Power of attorney  D/EWe/4/30  10 Nov 1448

Contents:
John Martyn senior of Ware and Joan his wife appoint John Musgrove and John Martyn junior, their son, as their attorneys to deliver seisin of 1a meadow in Parkmede, Ware, to Thomas Ware, John Brunne, Richard Marchall, John Hert and John Veysy, according to a charter made by them.
[5]

Bargain and sale  D/EWe/4/43  3 Jun 1651

damaged

Contents:
1. Christopher Robinson of Ware, yeoman, John Larke of Ware, butcher, and Frances his wife, daughter and heir of Mary Robinson, late the wife of Christopher.
2. Henry Peach of Ware, gent.
3a pasture... in Ware (boundaries given, but partly illegible, including a lane called ? Woodley Lane on the south), to the use of Henry and Joan his wife.
Consideration, £90.
[19E]

Counterpart agreement for tenancy of Old Fire Engine House and premises in Church Street  D/EWe/4/4  1934

Contents:
With rough plan

Counterpart leases of garden ground in Priory Street and High Street  D/EWe/4/7  1901, 1911, 1912

4 items


Related information: See also D/ECh/B12

Tenancy agreements, Harrison Almshouses, Park Road  D/EWe/4/12  1910-1932

Wayleave agreements and undertakings relating to various properties belonging to the charity  D/EWe/4/13  1911 - 1950

6 items

Notice and letter concerning the laying of the Stevenage New Town sewer through land belonging to the charity  D/EWe/4/15  1951

Ware, Great and Little Amwell  [no ref. or date]

Indenture of fine  D/EWe/4/80,81  Easter, 1570

Contents:
Two copies Gilbert Hyll and Humphrey Colly, complainants (purchasers), and Thomas Lenard, John Harvy senior and Thomas Lotton, deforciants (sellers)
2 messuages, 6 cottages, one barn, 3a meadow and 5a pasture in Ware, 1a meadow and common of pasture for one cow in Amwell.
[11 and 19B]

Copy of court roll, Manor of Hertford Priory  D/EWe/4/82  26 May 1507


Related information: See also D/EWe/4/122-128

Contents:
William Barley appeared and acknowledged that he held one piece of meadow called le dewe rodde lying near Chaldewell for 12d a year, and did homage for it. If the Prior can prove that William holds any other land from him William shall render the services due and the arrears.
[15A]

Great Amwell and Stanstead St Margaret's  [no ref. or date]

Bargain and sale with feoffment  D/EWe/4/83  20 Mar 1663

Contents:
Joseph Larke of Great Amwell, yeoman, to John Francis of Standon, yeoman.
Messuage or tenement in Great Amwell; 6 pieces of arable land in Amwell field containing 6a; 2 pieces of arable land in Lambrothearne containing 5a; 2 pieces of arable land in Neatherfield containing 1a 3r; one close of arable land called Gyants Grave close containing 2a 3r, all in Great Amwell; 1a arable land in Pinching field in Stanstead St Margarets; 2 pieces of meadow in Hare Mead in Great Amwell containing 2½a; 1 piece of meadow in Millnholme in Great Amwell containing 3r; 10 cowleazes in Amwell Marsh.
[21F]

Marriage settlement  D/EWe/4/84  14 Dec 1691

Contents:
1. Thomas Lawrence of Great Munden, wheelwright.
2. John Hitchin of Stevenage, butcher, and John Trigg of the same, yeoman.
In consideration of a marriage shortly to take place between Thomas Lawrence and Esther Hitchin, niece of John, Thomas Lawrence agrees to stand seised of a messuage in Great Munden with a close of pasture and 2a arable land, also 1a arable in Mill field in Great Munden, firstly to the use of himself and Esther during their joint lives and to the survivor during his or her life, then to their children, and in default of issue to the right heirs of Thomas Lawrence for ever.
[21E]

Lease and release  D/EWe/4/85  1 & 2 May 1702

Contents:
Thomas Lawrence of Much Hadham, wheelwright, and his wife Hester, to John Cock of Great Munden, gent.
Messuage or cottage in Great Munden, with an orchard adjoining, ½a arable land in Nasty field, ½a arable land in Sole field, 1a arable land in Mill field, and ½a close of pasture, all in Great Munden (boundaries given), all occupied by John Cock and John Kent, all formerly the property of Thomas Lawrence of Great Munden, yeoman, grandfather of the aforesaid Thomas Lawrence, who bequeathed them to his grandson by his will dated 1676.
Consideration, £68.
[21C and 21D]

Standon: the Lamb and Flag, Colliers End  [no ref. or date]

Administrative history:
The Lamb and Flag P.H. was built on the site of the Holy Lamb Inn which was purchased with money bequeathed by Humphrey Spencer to endow Ware Free Grammar School with a schoolmaster

Acknowledgment and agreement  D/EWe/4/86  4 Dec 1582

Contents:
John Crowche, citizen and dyer of London, and Thomas Lamkyn of Colliers End, yeoman.
Thomas acknowledges that he owes John £400 by 2 recognizances (details); John covenants with Thomas that if Thomas keeps the covenants in indentures between them of 26 Nov last the recognizances shall be void; Thomas covenants with John that otherwise they shall remain in force.
[6]

Bargain and sale with feoffment  D/EWe/4/87  2 Apr 1604

Contents:
1. John Crowch the younger, citizen and mercer of London, son and heir apparent of John Crowch the elder of Corneybury, Herts, gent, and Anne his wife.
2. Richard Graye of Colliers End in Standon, yeoman.
3. John Westwoode of Colliers End, yeoman.
Messuage or tenement called the Lambe in Colliers End in Standon and closes called Holmeclosse, Dungcrofte and Wellcrofte, all in Standon, to Richard Graye; closes called Crabcrofte, Lay land and Out-woodes, all in Standon, to John Westwoode.
Consideration, £200.
Covenant for further assurances of title, provided that John and Anne Crowch are not compelled to travel further than London or Westminster in order to make them, and for delivery of relevant documents.
[21B]

Mortgage  D/EWe/4/88  8 Nov 1627

Contents:
Isaac Grey of Thundridge, yeoman, to William Beadle of Latchford in Standon, yeoman.
Messuage called the Lambe in Colliers End in Standon, and a close or croft adjoining it called Home Croft containing 2 acres, all occupied by Elizabeth Grey, widow (boundaries given), for a term of 505 years from 10 May next, rent 1d per year payable at Midsummer, if demanded.
Consideration, £40.
If £41 12s repaid to William Beadle before 10 May next, lease to be null and void.
[21A]

Bargain and sale  D/EWe/4/89  17 Apr 16[30]

damaged

Contents:
Isaac Gray of Thundridge, yeoman, son and heir of Richard [Gray] deceased, of Colliers End in Standon, yeoman, to Robert Price the elder of Ware, yeoman.
Messuage called the Lambe in Colliers End in Standon,... [and lands] called Holme Close, Dungcrofte and Well crofte, occupied by Elizabeth Gray, widow, and Richard Hills; another cottage or tenement in Colliers End occupied by...; another cottage or tenement in Colliers End occupied by Sarah Randall, wife of Samuel Randall.
Excepting leases for lives to Elizabeth Gray and Sarah Randall, a lease of part of the premises made by Isaac Gray... and another lease made by Isaac Gray and William Beadle to James Harrington.
Consideration, £145.
[19F]

Assignment of lease  D/EWe/4/90  17 Apr 1630

Contents:
1. James Harrington of Cow Lane, London, yeoman.
2. Robert Price the younger of Ware, yeoman.
Whereas Isaac Gray of Thundridge, yeoman, on 8 Nov 1627 granted to William Beadle of Latchford in Standon his messuage called the Lamb in Colliers End, Standon, and a 2a croft called Home Crofte, then occupied by Elizabeth Gray, widow, for a term of 505 years, rent 1d a year; and whereas Isaac and William on 17 Oct 1628 granted the property to James Harrington for the remainder of the term; now James, in consideration of £41 12s paid to him by Robert Price, grants him the remainder of the term for the same rent.
[7]

Award  D/EWe/4/91  12 May 1635

badly damaged

Contents:
Isaac Gray of Thundridge and Richard Hills of Standon have bound themselves to each other... concerning £20 in the hands of Robert Price of Ware which both of them claim; they have submitted the case to Sir John Watts for determination; Robert Price ordered to pay £10 to each of them.
[20C]

Receipt and discharge  D/EWe/4/92  9 May 1635

Contents:
Richard Hills of Colliers End, whose late wife was Elizabeth Gray, daughter of the late Richard Gray of Standon, yeoman, and Isaac Gray of Wadesmill, victualler, son of Richard Gray.
Richard Gray, by his will dated 19 Oct 1614, appointed Isaac to pay £20 to his daughter Elizabeth within two years after the death of his wife Elizabeth, and if Isaac failed to pay the £20 or another £20 to Richard's daughter Mary, now wife of Thomas Godfrey, which is already paid, Elizabeth and Mary should enter and hold his close of pasture and meadow called Welcroft; the close is now in the possession of Sir John Wattes, knight, and his cofeoffees of the town lands of Ware; Richard and Isaac acknowledge receipt from Robert Price the elder of Ware, yeoman, on behalf of the feoffees, of £20, the money willed to Elizabeth, and release to them any rights they may have in the close.
[30M]

Bond  D/EWe/4/44  6 Oct 1686

Contents:
Robert White of Colliers End in Standon, victualler, to Richard Uthwall junior and Joseph Parker, collectors of the town land rents of Ware, in £40.
Condition: to keep all covenants in a pair of indentures made between them.
[30S]

Bond  D/EWe/4/44a  22 Feb 1664/5

Contents:
Mary Harte of Ware, widow, to John Hillyard of Ware, maltster, executor of will of the late Thomas Hillyard of Ware, maltster, in £50.
Condition: to keep all covenants in a pair of indentures made between them.
[30L]

Lease for 14 years  D/EWe/4/172  22 Feb 1895

Contents:
(i) Richard Benyon Croft of Fanhams Hall, Ware esq, Edmund Smith Hanbury of Poles, Ware esq, Thomas Fowell Buxton of Easneye, esq and other governors of the school.
(ii) Charles Peter Christie of Hoddesdon, brewer
The Lamb and Flag built on the site of a public house known as the Holy Lamb, Colliers End, Standon with the cottage nearby and three closes of pasture between the tenement and the cottage containing 8 acres

Lease for 14 years  D/EWe/4/173  23 Jul 1902

Contents:
(i) Richard Benyon Croft of Fanhams Hall, Ware esq, Edmund Smith Hanbury of Poles, Ware esq, and 13 others being governors of Ware Grammar School.
(ii) Charles Longmore and Thomas Sworder solicitors, Charles Augustus Christie, Octavius Francis Christie and Henry Collet the elder, brewers.
The Lamb and Flag Colliers End, Standon with the cottage and 8 acres [as in D/EWe4/172 above]

Deed of Grant  D/EWe/4/49-50  30 Apr 1435

Contents:
1. Margery, late the wife of Richard Stanys of Isleworth, Middx, deceased, and Richard Banastre citizen and fishmonger of London
2. John Brunne, John Hert, Richard Marchall, Richard Middleton, all of Ware, and Thomas Hoddesdon of Amwell
Messuage in Ware (boundaries given, including the highway and the River Lea), which they recently had from Ralph Baker of Staines, Middx, and George Selote of Twickenham, Middx, and which Ralph and George formerly had from Richard Stanys, also all other lands and tenements in Ware and Amwell received from the same
Consideration, £40; payment to be made in the parish church of St Margaret's, Bridge Street (now New Fish Street) in Bridge Ward, London (details of when payments are to be made).
Witnesses: John Bedford, John Hawe, William Hert [16A and B (Identical)]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/51  27 Mar 1437

Contents:
In the church of St Margaret's, Bridge Ward, London, Richard Banastre, citizen and fishmonger of London, and Margery, widow of Richard Stanys of Isleworth, Middlesex, acknowledge receipt of £13 6s 8d from John Brunne of Ware, part of £40 due for the purchase of a messuage in Ware, formerly the property of Ralph Baker of Staines, Middx, and George Selote of Twickenham, Middx, and all other lands, tenements, etc., formerly the property of the said Ralph and George in Ware and Great Amwell
[28]

Receipt  D/EWe/4/52  12 Apr 1438

Contents:
In St Margaret's, Bridge Ward, London, Richard Banastre, citizen and fishmonger of London, for himself and for Margery, late the wife of Richard Stanys, deceased, acknowledges receipt from John Brunne of Ware of £13 6s 8d, in full payment of all money due for the purchase of a messuage in Ware, formerly the property of Ralph Baker of Staines, Middx, and George Selote of Twickenham, Middx, and all other lands and tenements in Ware and Amwell formerly the property of Ralph and George
[20A]

Feoffment  D/EWe/4/53  29 Jul 1479 Ware

Contents:
1. Thomas Braughyng of Ware, gent, Thomas Clerk and Thomas Byrch of the same
2. John Asshewell of Cambridge, grocer, Alexander Woode, gent, John Borell and Thomas Moreys, grocers of London, Thomas Reymond senior and Thomas Aleyn of Ware
A messuage called the Hert in Ware, late of Richard Stanys (boundaries given, including the Kateryne Whele to the east, the Bell to the west, the River Leye to the south and the highway to the north); all other lands and tenements late of Richard Stanys in Ware, Amwell and Brickendon; 1a meadow in the park of the lord of Ware (boundaries given): all of which they, with John Say, esq, Ralph Gray, esq, Thomas Sturgeon of Newport, William Pirry of Ware and Thomas Wyngfeld of the same, now deceased, had from John Brunne and Thomas Hoddysdon of Ware
[12]

Feoffment  D/EWe/4/54  16 Aug 1499

Contents:
John Asshewell of Cambridge, grocer, Thomas Moreys, citizen and grocer of London, and Thomas Raymond of Ware, to Thomas Clerk of Ware, William Raymond of the same, Nicholas Warley, citizen and goldsmith of London, Henry Veysy senior and Hugh Chapman senior of Cambridge
Messuage, late of Richard Stanys, in Ware, called the Hart, between the Kateryn whele and the Bell, the river Leye and the highway, and appurtenances, including meadows, in Ware, Amwell and Brickendon; 1a meadow in the park of the lord of Ware called le close launde (boundaries given, including the river Rybb): all of which they, with Alexander Woode, gent, John Berell, grocer, of London, and Thomas Aleyn, now deceased, had from Thomas Braughyng of Ware and the aforesaid Thomas Clerk and Thomas Byrch - to carry out the will of the aforesaid John Asshewell
Robert Dorrys, chaplain, and John Rand, appointed attorneys for delivery of seisin
[2]

Bargain and Sale  D/EWe/4/55  19 Jun 1503

Contents:
Agnes Asshewell, widow, to William Berley of Ware, yeoman
Inn or tenement called the Whighte Herte in Ware, with all lands, etc, in Ware, Amwell, and Brickendon, and all household goods in the inn (exceptions detailed).
Consideration, £100 (details of when payments are to be made).
Agnes binds herself and her co-feoffees to make sufficient conveyance of the property to William
[8A]

Feoffment  D/EWe/4/56  28 Jul 1503

Contents:
1. Thomas Clerk of Ware, William Raymond of the same, Nicholas Warley, citizen and goldsmith of London, and Hugh Chapman senior of Cambridge, at the request of Agnes Asshewell of Cambridge, widow, executrix of the will of John Asshewell of Cambridge, grocer, and in order to carry out his will.
2. Agnes Asshewell, widow, Robert Dorys of Ware, clerk, and Oliver Scales of Cambridge.
Messuage called the Hart in Ware, lately the property of Richard Stanys, between the Kateryn Whele and the Bell, the river Leye and the highway, and all lands and tenements lately the property of Richard Stanys, in Ware, Amwell and Brickendon, and 1a meadow in the meadow of the lord of Ware called the Close launde (boundaries given): all of which were lately the property of John Asshewell and bequeathed by him to Agnes, and which they, with Henry Veysy senior of Cambridge, now deceased, had from John Asshewell, Thomas Moreys, citizen and grocer of London, and Thomas Raymond of Ware (see deed no. 9)
William Syvyer appointed as their attorney for delivery of seisin
[18B]

Indenture of agreement  D/EWe/4/57  11 Aug 1503

Badly damaged

Contents:
1. Agnes Asshewell of Cambridge, widow
2. William Barley of [Ware]
3. Robert Doorys, clerk, and William Syvyer
Twenty (or twenty-one) charters, evidences and muniments, concerning the White Hart in Ware and other lands in Ware, Amwell and Brickendon, sold by Agnes to William Barley upon certain conditions, have been sealed in a box; if William fulfils the conditions Robert and William are to deliver the box to him, otherwise to deliver it to Agnes
[19H]

Feoffment  D/EWe/4/58  12 Aug 1503

Contents:
1. Agnes Ashewell of Cambridge, widow, Robert Dooris, clerk, and Oliver Scalys
2. William Berleye of Ware, innholder, Ellen his wife, Richard Shirleye, gent., William Reymond, Simon Matson and William Syvier of the same, yeoman
Messuage called the Whight Hert in Ware (boundaries given, including the highway on the north and the river Leye on the south), and all other lands and tenements lately the property of John Ashewell, late husband of Agnes, and before that of Richard Stanys, in Ware, Amwell and Brickendon; also 1a meadow in the meadow of the lord of Ware called Closelaunde (boundaries given): all of which they had from Thomas Clerk, William Reymond, Nicholas Warleye and Hugh Chapman
Consideration, £90, to be paid in Ware parish church (details of when payments are to be made)
[18A]

Indenture of Agreement  D/EWe/4/59  15 Jan 1507

Contents:
Between William Berley of Ware, innholder, and Thomas Nelson of the same, yeoman
Thomas agrees that William shall "have and peceably enyoye" a draught or siege-house (a privy) newly built by William at the south end of the great chamber of William's house called the Hert in Ware with the eavesdrop of the same, and that it shall be lawful for William to repair the privy, and also the west end of a barn towards the ground of the said Thomas of his house called the Bell, also a wall adjoining the west end of the barn, when necessary, with eavesboard, waterboard or weatherboard, and to come on the ground belonging to Thomas to make the repairs; William agrees that he will make and keep made a fence 31½ feet long at the south side of the barn, between his ground and that of Thomas
[29]

Declaration of will  D/EWe/4/60  6 Dec 1507

Contents:
Whereas William Berley of Ware, yeoman, Helen his wife, Richard Shirley, Simon Matson and William Sivier are seised of a messuage in Ware called the Whight Hert and all other lands in Ware and Amwell formerly the property of Agnes Aswell, widow, to the use of William and his heirs for ever: feoffees to stand seised to the use of William for his life; after his death his wife to sell the property at her discretion; and the feoffees to stand seised to the use of the purchaser; the money to be disposed of by his wife in performance of his testament. [30R]

Bargain and sale and counterpart  D/EWe/4/61 & 62  20 Nov 1510

Contents:
Ellen Barley of Ware, widow and executrix of William Barley, late of Ware, yeoman, to Henry Pylly of London, mercer, her son
Messuage in Ware called the White Harte with all lands and tenements in Ware formerly the property of Agnes Asshewell, widow, and purchased from her by William Barley
Consideration, 100 marks
[30W and 30X]

Grant  D/EWe/4/63  6 Feb 1511

damaged

Contents:
1. Henry Pyllye, late of London, merchant, son and heir of Lawrence Pillye
2. Ellen, formerly wife of Lawrence Pillye, lately wife of William Barley, now wife of Henry Risley, esq
Messuage called the White hert in Ware and all Ellen's other lands and tenements in Ware and Amwell, formerly the property of Agnes Aswell, widow, lately granted to Henry Pyllye and several other persons to the use of Henry and his heirs, now to Henry and Ellen Risley for ever.
Thomas Gernet, gent, and Ralph Risley, clerk, appointed attorneys to take and deliver seisin of the property

Quitclaim  D/EWe/4/64  20 Feb 1511

Contents:
Henry Pillye, son and heir of Lawrence Pillye and Ellen, formerly wife of Lawrence, lately wife of William Barley, and now wife of Henry Risley, esq, to Henry Risley and Ellen
Messuage called the Whytehert in Ware and all other messuages, lands and tenements in Ware and Amwell, lately the property of William Barley and Ellen and formerly of Agnes Aswell
[17B]

Quitclaim  D/EWe/4/65  12 Nov 1511

Contents:
Henry Pilley to his mother Ellen Risley, in return for £40 paid to him by her.
A messuage or inn called the Whithart in Ware and all other lands, meadows, rents and pastures in Ware and Amwell, to her and her heirs for ever and then to carry out her will
[4B]

Feoffment and counterpart  D/EWe/4/66-7  19 Mar 1544

Contents:
1. William Geldener, William Valentyne, Thomas Pegryme and Richard Bull of Ware
2. Philip Butler, knight, John Butler, esq., John Cokkes, esq., Oliver Frankelyn, William Butler, gent, Robert Crosse, William Pyke, William Harvye, John Harvye senior and junior, Thomas Gudryge, Richard Cason, Richard Genyng, William Juster, Thomas Gune, Edward Atkynson, Edward Nicholson, Thomas Leonarde, John Cromplyn senior, Robert Ponynge, Robert and John Spencer, Robert Skyngyll, William Geldener, Thomas Lotton, William Shardeley, Thomas Spencer, Peter Adam, Edward Crosse, Robert Bradeley, Richard Bull, Thomas Wattes, John Cromplyn junior, John Hyde and William Kyrbye
An inn called the Whitehert in Ware and unspecified lands and tenements in Ware and Amwell.
To distribute the income for the benefit of the inhabitants of Ware.
[10 and 23]

Bond  D/EWe/4/68  10 Jun 1551

Contents:
John Englyshe of Ware, merchant of the Staple of Calais, in £200 to John Butler, knight, John Cobbes, esq., William Butler, gent, William Pyke, William Harvy, John Harvy senior, John Harvy junior, Thomas Goderyche, William Juster, Thomas Gunne, Edward Atkynson, Edward Nicholson, Thomas Leonard, Robert Poynynges, Robert Spencer, John Spencer, Robert Skyngell, William Geldener, Thomas Lotton, William Sharderley, Thomas Spencer, Peter Adam, Robert Bradley, Richard Bull, Thomas Wattes, John Cromplyn junior, John Hyde and William Kyrkeby, co-feoffees of an inn called the Whyte Hart in Ware.
Condition: to keep all covenants in a pair of indentures made between him and the feoffees on the same date, and to pay all quitrents due on the property.
[27]

Lease and Release in trust to convey to new feoffees  D/EWe/4/99-100  8-9 Apr 1788

Contents:
(i) William Plumer of Blakesware, esq and the Reverend William Hughes, minister of Ware, and 8 others whose names and occupations are given
(ii) George Taylor, church clerk of Ware, and Henry Tillcock, of Ware, felmonger.

Copy of the will of William Squire  D/EWe/4/206  2 May 1767

Contents:
Executors: John Squire of Cheshunt, gent, William Squire of Hertford, gent, John Payne of Newhill Grange Yorks gent and Sarah his wife, and Timothy Squire son of Timothy Squire of Hertford, glover.
Proved 8 May 1769

Extract from the will of William Squire concerning Water Row  D/EWe/4/207  1781

Lease and Release  D/EWe/4/208-209  22-23 Jun 1790

Contents:
(i) Elizabeth Squire, spinster daughter of William Squire, mealman
(ii) Thomas Jesse of Ware, ironmonger and William King of Ware, gent.
Messuage formerly the Bear with malting and kiln put up for sale by auction at the Bull Inn and bought for £700

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