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Reference E(B)
Covering dates 1300 - 1943
Held by Northamptonshire Record Office
Extent 1516 Documents & 78 Boxes
Source of acquisition Accession 1954/13
Creators Egerton family of Brackley, Northamptonshire
Arrangement Section I: Muniments of Title
(A) Early seventeenth century copies of documents concerning tenure of the estate 1086 - 1485
(B) Two documents relating to Farthinghoe 1462
(C) Documents concerning tenure of the estate by the Lords Stanley and Strange Earls of Derby 1489-1595
(D) Documents concerning the Stanley-Egerton settlement 1598-1623
(E) Documents concerning incumbrances on the estate 1556-1619
(1) Lease to Edward Onley
(2) Lease to George Peckham
(3) Lease to John Yardley
(4) Other incumbrances
(F) Documents concerning Egerton settlements 1646-1673
Section II: Manorial, Hundredal and Borough Documents
(A) Court rolls and files, and connected documents 1552-1661
(B) Accounts, rentals, and connected documents 1535-1690
(1) Account rolls for various Stanley estates 1535-1594
(2) Accounts and rentals for Brackley and Halse, and King's Sutton hundred
(i) Brackley & Halse manor with Syresham Hatch 1591-1669
(ii) Brackley borough 1612-1672
(iii) Brackley town lands 1650, 1656 and later.
(iv) King's Sutton hundred 1612-1669
(v) Lands in Halse 1612-1647
(vi) Woods 1640-1646
(3) Stray rental for Gaddesden 1666
(4) Receipts, etc.
(i) Rents and other income 1663-1669
(ii) Bills and receipts for supplies 1629? 1659? 1668-9, 1689?
(iii) Quit rents due to Magdalen College 1662-1669
(iv) Fees for keeping courts 1666-1668
(v) Sheriff's yield 1604-1669
(vi) Other items 1610, 1613
(C) Surveys, particulars, etc. 1590-1654
(D) Leases, etc. 1611-1686
(E) Lawsuits, etc. 1619-1668
(1) Strays in Syresham
(2) Cottage in Spratton
(3) Strays in Evenley
(4) Freeboard, waste and trees in Wetley's Wood
(5) Common in Crowfield
(6) Tithes in Halse
(7) Brackley church rate
(F) Documents concerning Brackley borough 1535-1536, 1554, 1615-1688
(i) Brackley corporation and charter 1616-1688
(ii) Borough administration 1622-1665
(iii) Borough revenue 1649-1685
(iv) Markets and Fairs 1554-1671
(G) General correspondence with agents 1604-1688.
Section III: Miscellaneous strays
(A) Family: Pedigree c.1598
(B) Documents connected with official business 1599, 1628-1642
(C) Two stray documents concerning Magdalene College, Cambridge 1619 and 1624
Section IV: Miscellaneous Estate Papers, Deeds and Correspondence
Miscellaneous Brackley estate documents 1621-59
Halse manor 1450-1546
Halse and Brackley rectory and tithes 1520-1746
Documents relating to Bridgewater House, London 1667-1715
181 title deeds and papers of an estate in and near Tyldesley 1300-1, 1520, 1565-1810
Miscellaneous Lancashire documents 1799-1828
Other miscellaneous documents 1585-1719
Stamp, Salt and Wine Commissions 1742-92
Copy of Salford borough charter and several Brereton family documents c. 1577-85
List of Worsley title deeds with abstracts of those of 1457 to 1655
Counsel's opinion on Sir William Egerton's marriage settlement and surveys of the Worsley estate so settled
Worsley and Pemberton estate leases and assignments 1653-1795
Leases (counterparts) by John, Earl of Bridgewater
Leases (counterparts) by Sir W. Egerton KB
Leases (counterparts) by Scroop, Earl of Bridgewater
Leases (counterparts) by Francis, Duke of Bridgewater
Leases (counterparts) - Middle Hulton
Leases (counterparts) - Bedford and other named locations
Leases (counterparts) by James, Earl of Barrymore
Leases (counterparts) by Lady Penelope Cholmondeley
Coal mine leases 1790-1841
Miscellaneous leases, lists, &c. 1735-1855
Canal account books, valuations &c. 1759-1806
Miscellaneous canal documents 1720-1871
Maps of India and America 1775-82
Bundles of correspondence 1835-56
Related information (The personal papers and papers for the Wollaston estate are now largely in The Huntington Library in California)

Administrative history:
Thomas Egerton, Lord Chancellor 1603-1617 had been made Viscount Brackley in 1616. It was however his son John, the 1st Earl of Bridgewater, who inherited the Brackley estate from his father in law the Earl of Derby in 1594. The estate had been granted to his family in 1489. The manor house is today Winchester House School but it was never a major residence of the family. The Earls and later Dukes of Bridgewater actually had their principal seat at Ashridge in Hertfordshire. One of the Dukes built the Town Hall.

Contents:
Archives of the Earls and Dukes of Bridgewater with estates in Brackley Kings Sutton, Syresham and Crowfield, Wollaston, Tyldesley and Worsley and Pemberton (Lancashire) and Stetchworth (Cambridgeshire).
Mainly deeds and estate papers with copies of documents relating to the title of the estate of the Earls of Derby. Court rolls for Brackley 1571-1609, 1695-1882, Woodford Halse and Maidford 1561-1703, Halse 1564-1660, Spratton 1564-1732 and Kings Sutton Hundred 1561-1660. Account rolls for the Derby estates 1535-1594. 17thC. rentals, legal papers and estate correspondence. Papers on common rights in Crowfield and Syresham 1622 & 1664-1669. 17thC. Brackley Borough records including letters and papers on re-establishing corporation rights, borough administration, revenue and markets and fairs. Borough court rolls 1553-1571, 1686-1688 and mayor's account 1588/89. Papers on Brackley elections 1695-1836 and mason's contract for the Town Hall 1704. Account books and papers on the Bridgwater canal 1759-1806. 17th/18thC. Lancs. estate leases, Worsley apprenticeship indentures 1844-1902 and 19thC. colliery papers. 18th/19thC. rentals, 18thC. estate accounts and vouchers, 20thC. estate papers. Accounts for Bridgewater Trust and businesses.
Correspondence of Lord Francis Egerton 1837-1856.



MUNIMENTS OF TITLE  [no ref. or date]

EARLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY COPIES OF DOCUMENTS CONCERNING TENURE OF THE ESTATE 1086 - 1485  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Extracts from Domesday Book 1086
Re Halse, Syresham and Brackley, in "Odboldestou" hundred /obsolete/.
Attested copy.

[no title]  E(B) 2  1604

2 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
6 Dec. 1229
Letters Patent: Grant of Exemption From Forest Jurisdiction
To Stephen, Prior of Hospital of SS. James and John, Brackley
Re assart of Little Hay in wood of Syresham, previously held by Earl of Winchester, and also 7 acres in wood of Halse if Margaret Countess of Winchester grant them to Prior.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 3  undated

Contents:
22 March 1247; and 1248
Perambulations of Forest
Forest of Whittlewood, including mention of Earl's Wood and "Little hey bridge".
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 4  1604

2 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
1265 - 1266
Inquisition
John de la Haye
Details of the lands in Brackley which are free dower of Margaret his wife, grand-daughter of Margaret Countess of Winchester.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 5  1604

3 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
18 July 1270
Inquisition Post Mortem
Roger de Quency Earl of Winchester
Knights fees held of Earl in Northamptonshire.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 6  1604

4 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
28 April 1286
Inquisition ad quod Damnum
Re licence to "Elena" la Zousche to assign to Master and Fraternity of Lepers' Hospital outside Brackley 10 marks rent in Brackley to support 2 chaplains.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 7  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
30 Nov. 1286
Perambulation of Forest
Forest of Whittlewood, including mention of Maidford, Farthinghoe and Brackley.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 8  undated

Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
1295 - 1296
Extract from Book of Knights' Fees
Holdings of "Elena" de Souche and Earl of Winchester in Halse, Brackley, Farthinghoe, Astrop and Purston.
Attested copy.

[no title]  E(B) 9  1604

6 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
14 Sept. 1296
Inquisition post Mortem
"Elena" la Zouche
Halse manor etc.
Forest of Whittlewood wood worth 5s.
Brackley rents, vinyard, view of frankpledge markets and fairs.
Court of Honor of Winchester.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 10  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
1300 - 1301
Perambulation of Forest
Forest of Whittlewood, including mention of Farthinhoe, Farthing Wood, "Littlehebridge" and Fee of Winchester.
Copy

Note: Note: Documents marked a and b are parts of nos. E(B) 17, 18 or 19 q.v.


[no title]  E(B) 10ab  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
20 April 1314
Inquisition post Mortem
Alan la Zouche
Halse capital messuage, etc.
Brackley rents for stalls, water silver ripsilver, fair, and market tolls.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 11  1604

3 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
23 April 1314
Inquisition post Mortem
Alan la Zouch
Knight's fees in Northamptonshire; and Hospital of St. John, Brackley, worth 100s. in a vacancy; no advowsons.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 11(a)  1604
Language:  Latin

Contents:
1315 - 1316
Extract from - ?
Names of vills and their tenants in King's Sutton hundred - held by "Emmelina" de Longespy.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 11(b)  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
1320 - 1321
Inquisition ad quod Damnum
Re licence to Robert de Holand and "Matilda" his wife to alienate to Adam de Preston and William de Wixworth in trust for Robert and Matilda and their heirs
Brackley manor and court held "from third September in three weeks"
Helse manor.
Copy

[no title]  E(B) 11(b)  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
12 May 1328
Inquisition ad quod Damnum
Re grant by crown to Master Gilbert de Midleton, clerk, for Master and brothers of Hospital of St. John, Brackley.
Brackley 9 messuages, 100 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow and 8.10d. rent; 7 of the messuages and 95 acres being previously held by Robert de Holand and "Matilda" his wife.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 12  undated

Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
6 Nov.1329
Quo Warranto
"Matilda" de Holand
Claims as inheritance rights in Halse manor, King's Sutton manor and Hundred, and Brackley borough, including views of frankpledge specified, market and fair; also free chase in Whistley Wood.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 12(a)  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
6 Nov. 1329
Quo Warranto
"Emelina" Longespee
John Harpour her attorney claims as inheritance rights in King's Sutton, and "Alborstowe" (obsolete), hundred, including view of frankpledge, market and fair, and free warren.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 12(b)  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
26 Aug.1349
Inquisition post Mortem
"Matilda" de Holand
Halse and Brackley manors held for life.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 12(b)  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
13 April 1373
Inquisition
Adam de Preston
William de Wickesworth
Granted to Robert de Holand and Matilda his wife and heirs
Brackley and Halse manors, held in chief of crown for 1 sore sparrow hawk p.a.
Copy

[no title]  E(B) 13  1604

8 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
21 Sept.1409
Inquisition post Mortem
John Lovell. knight.
Manors in Titchmarsh, Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Brackley and Halse, King's Sutton manor and hundred, and hereditaments in "Orchecote", (Edgcote?) Maidford, "Padenhawe" (Pattishall?) and Aldwinkle.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 13(b)  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
19 Jan. 1415
Inquisition
John Lovel, knight
Brackley and Halse manors held in chief of crown for 1 sore sparrow hawk p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 13a  1604
Language:  Latin

Contents:
1415 - 1416
Extract from Lay Subsidy.
Sums due from vills in King's Sutton hundred.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 14  1604

11 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
24 May 1423
Inquisition post Mortem
"Matilda" wife of John Lovel
King's Sutton manor, hundred, and hereditaments in
Astrop hereditaments in
Halse manor, and hereditaments including "Hals Parke"
Earl's Wood and Whistley Wood underwood in
Brackley borough, view of frank pledge, market and fair etc., and patronage of Hospital of SS. James and John, and of Free Chantry of St. Leonard and other hereditaments in Northamptonshire.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 15  undated

9 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
19 Sept. 1455
Inquisition post Mortem
William Lovell, Knight
Brackley borough, Halse manor, King's Sutton manor and hundred, manors in Polebrook (in reversion), Duston and Titchmarsh and other hereditaments in Northamptonshire.
Attested copy.

[no title]  E(B) 16  1604

8 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
29 Oct. 1465
Inquisition post Mortem
John Lovell
Halse and Brackley manors, King's Sutton hundred and manor, manors in Titchmarsh, Steane and Hinton-in-the-Hedges.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 17  23 March 1605

Decorated initial. Seal. 6 membranes. Parchment. In bad condition, partially illegible.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification
Of some of above documents - see no. E(B) 18

[no title or date]  E(B) 18

37 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Copy of above Exemplification
Contains recitals of nos. E(B) 5, 9, 10, 14 and 15, and of documents marked a

[no title]  E(B) 19  c.1604

24 pages.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Book of Abstracts
Contains abstracts of nos. E(B) 4, 6, 8, 14, 15 and 16, and of documents marked (b)

[no title]  E(B) 20  24 May 1605

3 membranes. Parchment. In bad condition, partially illegible.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Exemplification
Of Act of Parliament of 7 Nov.
Attainting Fraunces Viscount Lovel, John Lord Zouche, and others.

Two documents relating to Farthinghoe 1462  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 21  10 August 1462

3 Seals. Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Farthinghoe
Indenture: Grant in Fee simple.
Thomas Billyng
John Moreton, clerk and
William Hurley alias Scryvener, clerk:
To Walter Mauncell, esq., and Joanna his wife.
Manor called "Nethercourt", once John Abbot's, and all lands and tenements appertaining late William Abbot's (father of John), in "Farnyngho" (Farthinghoe). Witnesses:
Thomas Wake, esq, William Newenham of Thenford, Richard Hetheryngton of Purston esq., and others. Signed: "per Ral' Mauncell".

[no title]  E(B) 22  10 August 1462

2 Seals. Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Farthinghoe
Letters of Attorney
Walter Mauncell, esq.,
Johanna his wife
To William Kylpyn, clerk and Robert Rend
To receive seisin from
Thomas Billyng
William Moreton, clerk and
William Hawley alias Scryvener, clerk
Of hereditaments as in No. E(B) 21 above.

DOCUMENTS CONCERNING TENURE OF THE ESTATE BY THE LORDS STANLEY AND STRANGE EARLS OF DERBY 1489 - 1595  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 23  undated

Torn. Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
8 March 1489
Letters Patent: Grant
To George Stanley, knight, Lord Strange
Brackley and Halse manor
Bassenthwaite, Cumbs manor
Shenstone, Staffs manor
Streatley and Ardington, Berks manor
Northwich and "Overnesshe" /Cheshire/and in Cheshire All hereditaments late of Henry Duke of Exeter
"Wrasen hane" /Welsh Marshes/ manor
Hope and "Hopedale" /Flint / manor
In Lancs. and Cumbs hereditaments late of Thomas Haryngton.
In tail male, as from 21 Aug. 1485 - except Streatley as from 6 June 1487
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 24  No date

41 folios, 25 being blank. Torn.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Book of Abstract
Abstracts of recoveries of Trinity Term 1513 against Thomas Earl of Derby.
Lancs, Suffolk, Sussex, Staffs., Lincs hereditaments in Clipston, Kelmarsh, King's Sutton, Brackley and Halse manors
Yorks., Cumbs., Westmorland, Wilts., Beds., Berks., Surrey, Herts., Somerset hereditaments in.

Note: Note: it was later alleged that these recoveries were not executed and therefore were void.


[no title]  E(B) 25  11 July 1521

Seal missing. Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification
Of Recovery of Trinity Term 1513
/Stanley/
James/ Bishop of Ely
Hugh Hoskethe Bishop of Sodor and Man
Henry Halsalt, knight
John Seynt John, knight
George Hotforth, knight
John Irlond, knight
Henry Sherman, clerk
Edward Molyneux, clerk
Richard Halsall, clerk
Thomas Heskethe
Richard Heskethe and Richard Snede
All querents (attorney: Oliver Southworth) against Thomas Earl of Derby (attorney: Methew Standyssh)
Clipston, Kelmarsh, King's Sutton, Brackley and Halse manors.

[no title]  E(B) 26  15 February 1573/1574

Roll. Torn.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Valuation or Extent
Of hereditaments of Edward, Earl of Derby, deceased 14 Oct. 1572, descending to Henry Stanley his son. /consists of abstracts from inquisitions post mortem, with a few added notes./ in Herts., Lancs., Cumbs., Westmorland, Yorks., Chesh., Flint, Shropshire, Northants., Beds., Devon, Mdx., Sussex, Bucks, Oxon., Warcs., Som., Berks., and Dorset.

[no title]  E(B) 27  1 February 1582

25 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Marriage Settlement
1 Henry Earl of Derby
2 John Spencer of Althorp, knight
On marriage of Ferdinando Lord Strange Son and heir of 1 and Alice now his wife a daughter of 2 1 will suffer recoveries by William Cecill, Knight of the Garter, Lord Burghley, Lord High Treasurer, Walter Aston, knight, and Sir John Spencer.
Of: Shropshire: Ness "strange" manor
Hexey" pasture
Nescliff manor
Alderton, Weston Kinton
Hopton and Bromfield hereditaments in
*Ellesmere, Hampton and Colemere manors*
*Tetch-hill, Cockshutt, Kenwick
"Wood", Lyth, Birch, Lineal "New" and "Old"
Marton, "Rudge", Ridge
Northwood, Trench, "Crecott"
"Estwicke", Newnes and Stocks hereditaments in* (Kenwick Park excepted)
Cheshirs: Bosley manor
Lancashire: "Elleswicke", Newton "in Amoundernee", Scotforth "greate" and "little"
"Sawreby", "Moreby", Inskipp" and Bolton "cum bare" hereditaments in to use of Ferdinando and Alice and heirs, subject to life interest of 1. in * and to title to dower of Margaret now Countess of Derby; £2,000 to be raised for any daughters of Ferdinando and Alice.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 28  endorsed 1636
Language:  Latin

Contents:
28 June 1595
Inquisition post Mortem
Ferdinando Earl of Derby
Brockley and Halse manor
King's Sutton manor and hundred
Streatley, Berks manor
Granted by Henry VII in tail male.
Copy

Note: See also No. E(B) 61.


[no title]  E(B) 29  undated

24 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
30 March 1597
Inquisition post Mortem
Margaret Countess of Derby deceased 27 Sept. 1596 hereditaments in Lincs. and Notts.
Attested copy.

[no title]  E(B) 30  no date

22 folios.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Pedigree and Notes
Re William Earl of Derby
Notes on settlements re Stanley hereditaments in Northants., "Agnes Burton", Lincs., etc., including some ex monastic estates.

[no title]  E(B) 31  no date

Contents:
Pedigree and Notes
Re descendants of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, whose grand-daughter married Henry Stanley, Earl of Derby, and re the entailing of the Duke's estates. Endorsed: "for Sir John Egerton".

DOCUMENTS CONCERNING THE STANLEY-EGERTON SETTLEMENT 1598 - 1623  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 32  no date c.1601

12 pages.

Contents:
Notes on Title
Notes on settlements alleged to have been made of various Derby estates, and of course recommended to protect interests of "the young Ladyes" /Anna, Frances and Elizabeth Stanley daughters and coheiresses of Ferdinando Earl of Derby/
Includes King's Sutton, Brackley and Halse, and estates in Bucks, Oxon., Dorset, Berks., Beds., Wilts., Somerset, Herts., Yorks., Cumbs., Surrey, Shropshire, Flint, Chesh., etc.

[no title]  E(B) 33  7 January 1601

Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Letters Patent: Grant
To Thomas Leighe, knight
Thomas Spencer, esq.
At petition of William Earl of Derby
Brackley and Halse manor
In reversion
Initial portrait and decorated border. Seal missing.

[no title]  E(B) 34  23 Feb 1601

3 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Fine
Hilary term 1601
John Cotton, knight
Thomas Chamberlaine, esq.
Querents'
Against William Earl of Derby
Edward Stanley, esq
Deforciants
Brackley and Halse manors
Brackley and Halse and Evenley 20 messuages.
10 cottages, 10
Tofts, 2 dovecotes, 20 gardens, 800 acres
Of land, 300 acres
Of meadow, 2,000
Acres of pasture, 600 acres of wood, 500 acres of heath and furze and 40s. rent.
Free warren
Brackley view of frankpledge, fairs, markets and tolls.
King's Sutton hundred
Acknowledged as querents; for £800.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 35  23 January 1601

Decorated initial. Seal broken. Parchment. Writing faded.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification
Of above Fine

[no title]  E(B) 36  31 January 1601

Signatures and / or seals of* Parchment. Writing faded.

Contents:
Indenture: Deed to Declare Uses of Fine
William Earl of Derby*
Edward Stanley esq.,*
2 Lord Hastings.
x Elizabeth his wife
x Anna Stanley Lady Strange
x Frances Stanley
x daughters and coheiresses of Ferdynando late Earl of Derby.
John Cotton of "Lanham", Cambs., knight.*
Thomas Chamberlayne or Gray's Inn, Midx., esq.*
Robert Calcot of "Shiplake" ? *
George Gosse of Stoneleigh, /Wares./*
Covenant that above fine /nos. E(B) 34 and 35/ and forthcoming recoveries to be to use of Alice Countess Dowager of Derby and Thomas Egerton during life of Alice, remainder to use of x in order of birth, remainder to heirs of Edward late Earl of Derby. Only incumbrances dower of Alice, and lease by William Earl of Derby to Anthony Cope, knight and James Kenwricke for 21 years of Halse pastures and......./illegible/.

[no title]  E(B) 37  12 Feb 1601

Seal missing; Parchment. Torn and writing faded.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification
Recovery of Hilary term 1601
Robert Calcott, gent.
George Gosse, gent.
Querents
John Cotton, knight
Thomas Chamberlayne, esq.
Deforciants
William Earl of Derby
Edward Stanley
Anna Stanley
Frances Stanley
Vouchees
Hereditaments as in No. E(B) 34 above.

[no title or date]  E(B) 38

Seal broken Parchment. Torn and writing faded.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
As no. E(B) 37 above.

[no title]  E(B) 39  undated

3 folios
Language:  Latin

Contents:
9 Jan. 1601
Writ of Precipe in above Recovery
Copy

[no title]  E(B) 40  12 February 1601

Seal missing; Parchment. Writing faded.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Hilary term 1601
Exemplification
Of Recovery of
Hilary term 1601
Robert Calcott. gent.
George Gosse, gent.
Querents
Anna Stanley deforciant
Frances Stanley vouchee
Hereditaments as in No. E(B) 34 above.

[no title]  E(B) 41  undated

3 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Writ of Precipe in above Recovery
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 42  12 February 1601

Seal missing; Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Hilary term I 1601
Exemplification
Of Recovery of
Robert Calcott, gent.
George Gosse, gent.
Querents
Anna Stanley
Frances Stanley
Elizabeth Stanley
Deforciants
Hereditaments as in E(B) 34 above.

[no title]  E(B) 43  undated

3 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
9 Jan. 1601
Writ or Precipe in above Recovery
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 44  31 January 1601

Signatures and/or seals of * Parchment. Writing faded.

Contents:
Indenture: "Surrender"
Thomas Egerton, knight, Lord Keeper*
Alice Countess /Dowager/ of Derby his wife*
To Anne Stanley Lady Strange
Fraunces Stanley
Elizabeth /Lady/ Hastings
John Cotton, knight of "Brabham"
Thomas Chamberlayne of Gray's Inn, Midx., esq.
Brackley and Halse manor
Halse pastures
King's Sutton hundred
To be void if £20,000 paid to grantors /sic/

[no title]  E(B) 45  23 December 1601

Decorated initial. Seal. Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Letters Patent: Grant
To Thomas Leigh, knight
Thomas Spencer, esq.
Brackley and Halse manor
King's Sutton hundred
As previously held by Francis Viscount Lovel, and by George Stanley Lord de Strange.
For £500, and service of 1 knight.

[no title]  E(B) 46  8 April 1607

Seal missing. Parchment.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Inspeximus
Of Indenture of 10 Nov. 1602
1 Anna Stanley Lady Strange
2 Thomas Egerton, knight, Lord Keeper
Alice /Dowager/ Countess of Derby his wife
1 confirms interest for life claimed by Alice in:
Brackley and Halse manors and hereditaments
King's Sutton hundred
Mold and "Moldsdale", Hope and "Hopedale", Flint manors
Mold impropriate parsonage
Lancs hereditaments in 1 also quit claims to Alice waste and other revenues due since death of Earl /Ferdinando/ of Derby.

[no title]  E(B) 47  No date

Contents:
Abstract of Title
Of Alice Countess of Derby and Lady /Anna/ Chandos, Lady Frances, and Lady /Elizabeth/ Hastings /daughters and coheiresses of Ferdinando Earl of Derby/
To Halse, Brackley and Hundred of King's Sutton.

[no title]  E(B) 48  20 April 1604

Signatures and seals of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Deed to Lead Uses of Fine
1* Thomas Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor
* Alice /Dowager/ Countess of Derby
* Gray Lord Chandos
* Anne his wife, eldest daughter of Ferdinand late Earl of Derby
* Sir Thomas Leigh of Stoneleigh, Warcs.
* Thomas Spencer, esq., of Claverdon, Warcs.
2 John Egerton, knight of the Bath
Francis his wife, second daughter of Earl Ferdinand
3a* Ranulph Crewe of Lincoln's Inn, Midx.
* Thomas Chamberlayne of Gray's Inn. Midx.
b* William Ravenscroft of Lincoln's Inn.
* Thomas Marbury, esq., of London.
"Fine" /see No. E(B) 49 below/ to be to use of a, to constitute them tenants for purposes of recovery by b; quitclaims by Lord Chandos, Sir Thomas Leigh and Thomas Spencer.

[no title]  E(B) 49  20 May 1605

Seal missing. Parchment. Writing faded.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification
Of Recovery of Easter ? term 1604
William Ravenscroft, esq.
Thomas Marbury, esq.
Against
Ranulph /Crewe/
Thomas Chamberlayne, esq.
Brackley and Halse manors
Brackley and Halse and Evenley 20 messuages, 10 crofts, 1 mill,
20 gardens, 800 acres of land, 300 acres of meadow, 2,000 acres of pasture, 600 acres of wood, 500 acres of heath and furse and 40s. rent
Brackley and Halse free warren
Brackley view of frankpledge fairs, markets and tolls.
King's Sutton hundred

[no title]  E(B) 50  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
1 May 1604
Writ of Precipe in above Recovery
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 51  No date

Contents:
Abstracts.
Of indentures nos. E(B) 36 and 48 above.

Note: Note: see also No. E(B) 195


[no title]  E(B) 52  No date

8 pages.

Contents:
Notes on Title
Endorsed: "for Mr. Alderman Langham"
Relates to
Halse and Brackley manor
Halse pastures /in endorsement/
King's Sutton hundred
Mentions indentures, recoveries etc. in Stanley - Egerton settlement /above/; includes mention of lease by Ferdinando Earl of Derby 11 April 1584 to Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury, Thomas Lord Buckhurst, /Thomas/ Leigh and Edward Savage, esq. of certain hereditaments for 2,000 years to pay his debts. Endorsed: "for Mr. Alderman Langham"; also "1652"

[no title]  E(B) 53  no date

72 folios.

Contents:
Draft or Copy of Act of Parliament of 1606
On petition of:
William Earl of Derby
Henry Earl of Huntingdon
Elizabeth his wife
Graye Brydges Lord Chandos
Lady Anne his wife
Sir John Egerton
Lady Fraunces
Ending disputes between the heir male /William Stanley, Earl of Derby, brother/ and the coheiresses /Anne, Frances and Elizabeth daughters/ of Ferdinando late Earl of Derby, and assuring the settlements agreed upon after arbitration by Thomas Lord Buckhurst, Lord High Treasurer, now Earl of Dorset
Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury
George Earl of Cumberland, deceased
George Lord Hunsdon, deceased
Sir Robert Cecil, Principal secretary, now
Earl of Salisbury.
Hereditaments in:
Lancs, Chesh., Cumbs., Yorks., Oxon., Westmorland, Midx., Surrey, Warcs., Flint, Devon, Dorset, Bucks., Shropshire, and Northants. /specified in detail/

[no title]  E(B) 54  no date

2 folios.

Contents:
Breviate of above Act
/Contains a few minor variations./

[no title]  E(B) 55a  no date

Torn.

Contents:
Notes
On settlement of Stanley estates
Mentions hereditaments in
Midx., Bucks., Northants, Flint, Shropshire, Dorset, Lancs and Chesh. mentions purchase of Harefield, Midx., from Lord Anderson and Lady Magdalyn his wife for £7,400 and £7,600.

[no title or date]  E(B) 55b

Torn.

Contents:
b of estates made since "the former assurances made by the lordes order now required to be setled by this acte"
Includes a note re £666.13.4d. for "juells to the younge ladyes"; mentions inability of Earl of Derby to pay for purchase of Eynsham, /Oxons/.

[no title]  E(B) 56  15 January 1623

59 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Inquisition post mortem
Thomas Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor deceased 13 March 1617
Hereditaments in:
Shropshire, Warcs., Northants. (Wollaston, King's Sutton, Brackley and Halse), Beds., Herts., Bucks., Flint, Denbigh, and Cheshire.
Certified copy.

[no title]  E(B) 57  8 January 1623

51 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
As no. E(B) 56 above
(Rough copy with many gaps)

[no title]  E(B) 58  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
10 February 1623
Survey
Of hereditaments of Thomas Viscount Brackley, Chancellor in Northants:
Advowson of vicarages, site of manors called "the Bury Mannor" and "the Hall Mannor"
King's Sutton hundred
Brackley and Halse manor
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 59  undated

17 folios. Torn.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
29 Aug. 1592
Inquisition /post mortem/
Christopher Hatton knight of the Garter, Lord Chancellor
Hereditaments in:
Northants., Rutland, Leics., Oxon., Dorset, Chesh., London, Midx., Warcs., Somerset and Wilts.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 60  no date

5 folios.

Contents:
Notes.
On descent of hereditaments of above
In Oxon., Northants., Dorset, Midx., Cheshire.

[no title]  E(B) 61  no date

Contents:
Letter and Notes
--- to ---
Writer has secretly borrowed an
Inquisition post mortem on Fardenande Earl of Derby * which, out of duty to Lord Spencer, writer is sending to addressee, "seled with thre seles in a boxe", to be shown to counsel and then returned. Notes on Stanley conveyances added, including mention of bargain and sale by William Earl of Derby 21 Nov. 1596 to James and Robert Kenryke of manor of King's Sutton.

Note: See no. E(B) 28.


[no title]  E(B) 62  15 November 1613. 17 and 24 February 1613/1614

Contents:
Receipts for Documents
By Kirckland and ----.
For documents received "to be pleaded"; adds "the rest remaining with Mr. Wingefeild".

[no title]  E(B) 63  no date

12 pages

Contents:
List of Evidences
Relating to
Halse manor
Brackley manor
King's Sutton hundred
Refer to attainder of Francis Viscount Lovel, and subsequent grants, and settlements including deeds "by which Halse and Brackley were purchased from my Lord Chandos *. Gives reference numbers. Refers to case now in hand.
Signed "J. C. T. C. latter Thomas Chamberlayne?

Note: See nos. E(B) 183 - 186 and 393


[no title]  E(B) 64  no date

Contents:
List of Evidences and Notes
Relating to
Brackley
Halse
King's Sutton
Refer to Lovell forfeiture and Stanley Settlements.

[no title]  E(B) 65  4 August 1619

Contents:
List of Documents
Delivered to Mr. Thomas Chave at Harefield, Midx, by George Gosse, for the Earl of Bridgewater
Refer to Stanley settlements? and mention "A note of landes assured the base sonnes of Henry Earle of Derby".

[no title]  E(B) 66  no date c.1618 - 1619?

Contents:
Notes
"The severall causes depinding this Hillarie terme"
Mentions
Syresham, a scire facias by Mobrey and his wife, executors of Norington, against "Swillington 'landes", /see no. E(B) 192/, "a seizure against the Still house being part of Bridgwater house for want of lycence of alienacion", "Faxfleete", Yorks., and other places.

[no title]  E(B) 67  18 January 1625/1626

Contents:
Notes
"The Case upon the defective title rec/eived/ from Mr. Tipper" - notes on grants of Stanley estates, etc.

[no title]  E(B) 68  no date

Contents:
List of documents
"Nott of writinges to be delyverd to my lord and are entered in the greatt.....old boke" the "Newe greatt boke" and the "lyttle boke"
Mentions rentals, surveys, etc. of Stanley estates. Gives folio references.

[no title]  E(B) 69  no date

Contents:
Notes
Endorsed "memorand" the Deedes per Lawrence"
Relating to documents concerning return of writs in
Brackley
Halse
King's Sutton

[no title]  E(B) 70  17 July 1633

Contents:
Receipts for Documents
Richard Kent to ----
Evidences etc., relating to
King's Sutton, Halse and Brackley manors
King's Sutton hundred

[no title]  E(B) 71  18 December 1637

Contents:
List of Documents
"Delivered...to my Lord"
Mentions
Court book for Watford
Roll concerning Great Gaddesden, /Herts/
Documents re case re depopulation in
"Westlangworth", Lincs.
Liveries and orders from
Court of Wards for stay of process against
"Swillingtons land" /Brackley/
Two letters from H. Tooke and two notes from
Mr. Noyes about him.

DOCUMENTS CONCERNING INCUMBRANCES ON THE ESTATES 1556 - 1619  [no ref. or date]

Lease to Edward Onley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 72  no date

Contents:
Brief
Edward Onley late of Catesby, plaintiff
/By his executors/, in Chancery,
Against
Earl of Kent
Earl of Derby
Sir Richarde Shearburne and
Other defendants
Note: this dispute was prolonged and various actions were brought; the documents surviving are mainly undated copies and rough notes, and it is not always possible to deduce to what stage of the proceedings they relate. The above document gives an outline of the dispute as follows:
Countess of Kent in lifetime of Edward Earl of Derby her former husband, because of his "unkindness and displeasure conceyved against her" entrusted her cousin Edward Onley with business about her dower, etc.; on Earl's death she granted Onley her dower third of Halse Manor and Halse pastures"; later, by mediation of Earl of Leicester, a composition for her dower was discussed and Sir Richard Shearburne insisted that Halse Manor be released from dower because /Henry/ Earl of Derby was bound to secure Sir George Peckcham's interest there /see nos. E(B) 113 - 169/; Onley was compensated by a lease of Holborn, /London/ for 40 years, with additional 10 years at request of Sir George Crewe /sic, for Cary/; deeds were sent to Countess who "by reason of some displeasure conceyved" kept them until she married Earl of Kent; Onley sued successfully for leases. On death of Countess /Nov. 1580/ Richard Shearburne claimed an earlier lease of whole of late /Edward/ Earl of Derby's estates made to him and others /secretly/, and thereupon, with his co-lessees, assigned Holborn and Brackley to Earl of Kent, who has since then been delaying proceedings by examining almost witnesses, etc. Note added of debts incurred by Onley in Countess' business. /For subsequent case re Holborn rents see No. E(B) 94/.

[no title]  E(B) 73  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case.
"Note for the movinge of an Order"
Includes statement that Earl of Kent has been delaying case by having commissions into Lancashire "and none of them executed", meanwhile Earl receiving rents from the property.

[no title]  E(B) 74  no date

Contents:
Summary of Answers
Of Sir Richard Sherburne, defendant
Includes statements that: "the agrement for the dower was in effecte concluded upon betwene the, Countesse and this defendant before Sir Gilbert Gerrarde, and then no such recompence yeilded to the plaintiff" and that Countess wrote to Mr. Faryndon saying she had changed her mind about the leases.

[no title]  E(B) 75  no date

Contents:
Notes on Case
"Mr. lewes his Nottes of the byll and Answer of Syr Rychard Shirborn".

[no title]  E(B) 76  no date

much crossed out.

Contents:
Answers
Of Sir Richard Shearb[urne] and [Alexander] Rigbie
Copy

[no title]  E(B) 77  no date

Contents:
Summary of Answers
Of Earl of Kent
Admits, plaintiff [Edward Onley] has incurred travel and expense conducting business for Countess [Dowager of Derby] but claims has been remimbursed. Plaintiff was named by Countess to take lease of Holborn to her use. Lease was made for 40 years in accordance with agreement, and for 10 years more at request of Sir George Cary [sic].

[no title]  E(B) 78  1573 - 1574

4 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 Henrie Earl of Derby
To 2 Mary Dowager Countess of Derby [substituted for Edward Onley]
Brackley manor, Brackley Woods (lately granted by Edward Earl of Derby to Robert Saunders, and "Swillington's land; mansion house of Halse, Halse pastures, warren waters and fishing, and courts excepted.
For 40 years after death of [Dowager] Countess (Mary) of Derby for £38. 4s. 1d. p. a.
Draft, incomplete.

[no title]  E(B) 79  5 July 16 1574

X Signature and Seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture. Lease
1 Henry Earl of Derby*
To 2 Edward Onley of Catesby, esq.
Brackley as above No. E(B) 78; names as parts of the woods Whistley Wood, Earl's Wood, Farthing [Wood], "Burdocke spier" [Buttockspire Wood] and Swallowtail Wood in Northamptonshire and Bucks; also markets, fairs, tolls, Stallage, and waifs and strays in Brackley town and its fields
For 40 years from death of [Dowager Countess] Mary [of Derby], in order that she shall not take dower in Halse, but subject to claim to dower by present Countess, for £38. 15s. 1d. [p.a.]

Note: X Note: it was alleged that Earl Henry's "signature" was always written for him by a secretary. See Camden Soc. 1840 Egerton Papers ed. J. P. Collier.


[no title]  E(B) 80  22 September 1576

Signatures and seals of * 2 membranes Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 Henry Earl of Derby*
Richard Sherburne, knight*
William Massye, esq.*
Henrye Stanleye, esq.*
Alexander Barlowe, esq.*
Alexander Rigbye, gent.*
William Stopforth, gent.*
To 2 Henry Earl of Kent (having married Marye Countess [Dowager] of Derby)
Brackley as above No. E(B) 79
Holborn, Midx manor and hereditaments in "Showe leane" [Shoe Lane] and Fleet Street in St. Andrews, Holborn and St. Brides, "Horse Alley" in St. Brides, London..........hereditaments in
For 40 years from death of Countess [Dowager] subject to claim to dower by Margaret present Countess of Derby, for £38. 15s. 1d. p.a. for Brackley and £35 [p.a.] for Holborn; lessee to repair and pay all charges on premises in City of London.

[no title]  E(B) 81  no date

15 folios.

Contents:
Copy of No. E(B) 80 above.

[no title]  E(B) 82  no date

Contents:
Notes on Case
Edward Onley has claim to Holborn as leased to him by Countess, and her "brother" Deringe, in return for his "friendly travell and goodwill", and not in recompense for his expenses.

[no title]  E(B) 83  no date

Contents:
Notes
Writer [Edward Onley?] refused "my Ladies offer" of £500 because it was less than his expenses. She greatly overvalued the leases "which I could not departe withall"; Earl of Kent had promised to settle the matter before his marriage; reasons given why expenses so high, including rates of interest; adds: "How muche she hathe acknowledged hir self bound for honor lyfe and livinge promisinge faithefully to build a Chappell......"

[no title]  E(B) 84  no date

Contents:
Notes
"Of the landes set downe in offer, by my lordes Councell at your Lordshippes being at Chanon Rowe" followed by list of lands in "my ladys last demawnd" and of lands "which they have sett in sted therof"; values indicated.

[no title]  E(B) 85  no date

Contents:
Notes re Evidence
Of Thomas Beache
As to numerous journeys made by Mr. Edward Onley and (sometimes) his brother. Mentions Sir Rychard Knightly and others.

[no title]  E(B) 86  covers 1567 - 1568

Contents:
"A Calendar of letters from others to E[dward] and T[homas] Onley and the countessys cawssis" with reference numbers. Mentions letters from Elizabeth Franch to her "cossyn onley" and from "dearing" to his "cossyn onley".

[no title]  E(B) 87  no date

Contents:
List of Documents
With reference numbers; headed: "Remembrances for Mr. Thomas Onley" and endorsed: "my lady['s] bill of wrytinges demawndyd by mr. bromley". Items marked "deliv[ered]" or "this I have nott".

[no title]  E(B) 88  27 May, 11 June and 11 November 1575

Contents:
Receipts for Documents
W. Bromley to Mr. Thomas Onley. Note added that copies of documents re case against Sir Thomas Stanley re lands in Cheshire were delivered to Mr. Blowfeld.

[no title]  E(B) 89  no date /after 1584

Contents:
Notes
"For a mocioun by mr. sergiante Pickeringe" in Thomas Onley and others, executors of Edward Onley, plaintiffs, in Chancery. against Earl of Kent and others defendants.
Re delays etc.

[no title]  E(B) 90  no date

Contents:
Notes on Case
Edward Onley Plaintiff
Against Sir Richard Sherburn defendant.

[no title]  E(B) 91  no date

Contents:
Notes on Case
"Mr. lewyes his Note" re Onley case.

[no title]  E(B) 92  no date

Contents:
Brief
Executors of Edward Onley, esq; plaintiff against Earl of Kent and others
Describes proceedings; also discusses connected case of Askewe, plaintiff against Bawdon and Foster defendants (ejectment); also discusses former lease of the earldom and whether it was bona fides or to "defeate some other......titles" - if latter then has been made void by a recent statute.

[no title]  E(B) 93  no date

Contents:
Instructions
For motion "for the indifferent returne of A Jury" in case of ejectment (manor of Brackley) Onley, Plant, Foster and Tymes, in Common Pleas
Stresses that Earl of Kent has many relatives and friends in Eastern Northants and his solicitor will try to have the jury drawn from there. Writer also suspects the undersheriff.

[no title]  E(B) 94  no date

Contents:
Notes on Case
Executors of Edward Onley, plaintiffs, in Chancery against Henry Earl of Kent and tenants of Holborn defendants.
For arrears of Holborn rents
Refers to order in Chancery 5 Feb. 1580 restoring leases to Onley; since then Earl and Onley have each demanded the rents; tenants asked to be allowed to pay rent into court until dispute settled, were ordered 17 May 1582 to pay them to Onley; on 17 June 1535 Halse manor "stalled for the executors" until Earl should recover at Common Law; tenants still refused to pay to Onley who sued them Michaelmas term 1585, and on 25 Nov. 1585 they were ordered to pay rents into court; on 5 May 1586 rents and arrears since former decree were awarded to Onley.

[no title]  E(B) 95  no date

Contents:
Notes on Case and Copy of Petition
For executors of Edward Onley plaintiffs, in Chancery against the Earl of Kent and the tenants of Holborn defendants.
For arrears of Holborn rents.

[no title]  E(B) 96  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Including rental of Holborn

[no title]  E(B) 97  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
"Notes for a motyon"; marked "ffor Mr Bramthwaite"
Includes statement that tenants have claimed that a lease intended to take effect at some then future date could not convey rents of leases made before that date and that therefore they could not pay rent either to Onley or to Earl of Kent.

[no title]  E(B) 98  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Include "Notes for Mr Yelvertons Motyon" for Executors of Edward Onley plaintiff against Humfrey Hunt, Leonarde Mylles and other tenants of Holborn defendants
Includes statement that Earl of Derby expressly covenanted with the "Testator" /Onley/ that latter should enjoy the rents.

[no title]  E(B) 99  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Points to be remembered "yf I should be offered to be put to the Comon Lawe".

[no title]  E(B) 100  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
"Touchinge the order against the tenauntes" Includes statement that Thomas Andrewes received from most of the tenants the first quarter's rent after the death of Countess /of Kent/ on behalf of Edward Onley before any attornment was made to Earl of Kent.

[no title]  E(B) 101  no date

Contents:
Bond
Thomas Onley
To observe any order in Chancery for restitution of any rents paid to him /from Holborn/.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 102  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
/By Thomas Onley?/
Thomas Onley has been ordered to enter into a bond to same tenants harmless for rents paid to him; suggests Earl of Kent should enter into a bond for rents he has received.

[no title]  E(B) 103  no date

Contents:
Petition
Thomas Onley
To /Lord Chancellor/
For a final settlement of case Thomas Onley against Earl of Kent.
Complains that the dispute has caused an "utter disablinge of my nephew Your Lordshipps attendant", and of Edward Onley's orphans.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 104  no date

Contents:
Petition
Thomas Onley of Catesby, gent.
To /Lord Chancellor/
For final settlement of case
Executors of Edwarde Onley against Earl of Kent and others.
Complains of loss to Edward Onley's orphans, and that /Lord Chancellor/ has not been fully informed of the circumstances.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 105  no date

Contents:
Petition
Thomas Onley of Charwelton, gent. to Sir Christopher Hatton, knight of the Garter, Lord Chancellor
For a final settlement of cases Thomas Onley against Earl of Kent and Edward Onley's executor against Earl of Kent and others tenants of Holborn.
Note at end asks that Mr Gascoygne be chosen to inform Chancellor on the case.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 106  no date

Contents:
Notes of Petitions
To be made by Thomas Onley
To Lord Chancellor
Against Earl of Kent
Earl of Kent given possession of
Brackley by Chancery order of 17 June 1585 until plaintiff /executors of Edward Onley/ can recover at common law.
Earl has delayed the case and meanwhile taken the profits and "maketh sale of the woddes". Petition asks for injunction to stop sales or that Earl be bound, as plaintiff is, to abide the order of the court as to the profits.

[no title]  E(B) 107  Easter term 1601

Contents:
Memoranda
On above case.
This document also contains references, crossed out, to disputes concerning:
"Marriage to be delt in betweene my lord and lady Brackley and Brackley woods
Mold, Flint rectory
Sturminster Marshall, Dorset
Lancs lands in "Colham"
Havefield, Midx.
Holborn, /London/

[no title]  E(B) 108  no date

2 folios

Contents:
Notes on Title
Of Earl of Kent
To Brackley manor, mentions "Swillingtons land"
Refers to leases; mentions an allegation that the woods are parcel of Halse, not of Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 109  no date /c.1604?

Contents:
Notes on a Case
(Ejection Firme in Kings Bench)
Re Brackley woods.
Lease for years made to Calcott, now deceased, solicitor to Countess of Derby, /? Alice/, in order to try the Earl of Kent's lease. Calcott leased to Peter Smyth of Byfield, yeoman, present plaintiff, (attorney: Best).

[no title]  E(B) 110  15 February 1605

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Assignment
1 Henrye Earl of Kent
To 2 Sir John Egerton and
William Ravenscrofte of Lincoln's Inn, Midx., esq.
Thomas Marburye of York House, Midx., gent.
Thomas Cowley of same, gent., trustees
Of lease of Brackley manor and woods.
For £300 from 2 to 1; free from all incumbrances except lease of 9 July 1593 by Henry Earl of Kent to John Yardley of the woods and a cottage in Brackley for 27½ years for £60. 2s. 6d. p.a. Covenant to produce deeds.

[no title]  E(B) 111  1588 - 1589

Contents:
Notes
/Re Onley family?/
Draft letter of attorney - Feb. 1588 from Thomas Onleye esq. of Charlton, /Oxon?/, to -, to make leases, note of writings "sent to my Son Edward" and to "Arken" 13 June 1589; notes of sums paid to Russhalt, and of sums owing to Mr Sence, including sums for wages, gardening, mole catching etc. up to Oct. 1588.

[no title]  E(B) 112  27 February 1589/1590

Contents:
Letter
Edward Onley, London.
To Mr Edward Onley, his cousin, Charwelton
Sympathises /over death of */; will not commit himself over addressee's request to have "Steppington", / / and the remaining wood until Michaelmas, until a settlement has been made, but will not disturb addressee's cattle until agreement reached; has a "chargable and..... troblesome .....guest, who semes by his authority to abridge me of the liberty of my owne not accountynge it scarse worth thankes but nothinge must be spoken of concernynge this matter, least a further inconvenyance may growe therby"; sends regards to addressee's sister; postscript mentions that it was "my fathers" as well as "his owne" wish that he should be buried in Catesby Church.
* Thomas Onley, father of addressee.

Lease to Sir George Peckham  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 113  9 May 1556

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Demise
I [...] Sir Edmond Peckham of Denham, /Bucks./*
To 2 George Peckham, gent; one of his sons
Halse pastures, warren of conies, waters, etc. leased 14 Nov. 2 & 3 1555/ by Edward Earl of Derby to 1. for life
For 60 years if 1. and 2. so long live; for £69. 3s. 4d. /p.a./ to Earl of Derby, and 40s. /p.a./ to 1.

[no title]  E(B) 114  28 December 1562

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 Edward Earl of Derby
To 2 George Peckham of Denham, /Bucks/, esq. *
Hereditaments in Halse /as above No. E(B) 113/ except ½ acre in close called "the wylde"
For 21 years, for £69. 3s. 4d. p.a. lessee to repair, to pay quit rents and fifteenths and to have sufficient firewood, hay etc., 1 reserves right to fell wood and to "cut down springe and copies" and "the same woodes so felled, and copiesed to enclose" and keep separate from 2 for 7 years after felling and coppicing.

[no title]  E(B) 115  28 April 1563

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 Sir Edmund Peckham of Denham, /Bucks/ *
To 2 George Peckham his son
Lands in Halse pastures in Brackley for 21 years, for 40s. p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 116  22 December 1564

7 folios. Torn.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
I Henry Stanley, Lord Strange
To 2 George Pecham of Denham, /Bucks/, esq.
Halse site and demesne of manor; courts, rents of assize and admittance to copyholds excepted from death of father of 1 for 99 years; for £280, and £200 more from £69. 3s. 4d. p.a. to be paid "at the Mansion house of the Manour of Halse.........Comonly Called the lodge". 2 to repair, and to pay quit and chief rents.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 117  no date 1572 - 1574?

Altered and annotated 15 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Surrender and Lease
1 Henrie Earl of Derby
2 Sir George Peckham of Denham, Bucks.
2 surrenders lease /No. E(B) 114/;
1 leases to 2
Brackley manor
Halse manor, Halse pastures warren and waters and woods demised by late Earl /Edward/ of Derby to Roberte Saunders deceased
For 21 years, renewable after 11 years for £500 for a further 21 years; for £280 fine and rents of £69. 3s. 4d. /p.a./ (Halse pastures), £30 (woods) £8 (Brackley manor) 3os. (royalties of same); 2 to pay quit and chief rents and fifteenths, to repair, to have sufficient firewood, hay etc., note adds that reservation of felling of wood /in no. E(B) 114 above/ is to be "put in".
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 118  4 July 1574

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 Sir George Peckham of Denham, /Bucks/ *
To 2 John Baker of Halse, yeoman
Hereditaments as in No. E(B) 114 above for 9 years; for £320 and 200 couple of conies p.a. at current prices to be delivered to Uxbridge, /Midx/ or to l's house in London by the "Powlter".
1 to pay rent to Earl of Derby, quit rents, fifteenths, and tithes "for the vicaridge onlie". 2 to have firewood, hay etc. - Witnesses include Thomas Olene.
Cancelled.

[no title]  E(B) 119  7 March 1580

Initials of * Signatures of Edm/und/Peckham, John Babham and others.

Contents:
Deed Poll: Surrender
John Baker of Halse, yeoman *
To Sir George Peckham
Halse pastures and warren

[no title]  E(B) 120  31 May 1580

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 Sir George Peckham of Denham, /Bucks/ *
To 2 John Baker of Halse, yeoman
Hereditaments as in no. E(B) 114 above
For 3 years; for rents and covenants as in No. E(B) 118 above. Henry Earl of Derby to have right of ingress to cut reserved woods and underwoods.

[no title]  E(B) 121  13 January 1582

Signature of * mark of **

Contents:
Articles of Agreement
Sir Georj Peckham of Denham, /Bucks/ *
With John Baker of Halse yeoman **
Former to lease to latter before Michaelmas 1583 Halse pastures and warren as lately demised by Henry Earl of Derby to Georj Bale; also 11 acres of Wood and all the freehold of Peckham in Halse
For £460 p.a. and 200 couple of conies Peckham paying 24d. per cony; Peckham to pay rent to lord, quit rents and fifteenths and 20 marks towards vicarial tithes; Baker to pay all parson's tithes and £200 rent in advance.

[no title]  E(B) 122  10 April 1582

Signature of * and of **? Parchment. Seal missing.

Contents:
Indenture: Assignment
George Ball of "Quarrenden", Bucks., gent *
To Sir George Peckham of Denham, /Bucks/ **
Of lease by Henry Earl of Derby to Ball 27 May 1580 of Halse pastures warren and wares for 21 years.
Assignment made in performance of Chancery order of 17 Dec last /1581/; subject to interest of John Lyred in the premises (ceasing at end of month); Thomas, son of George Ball to make any further necessary conveyances when aged 21 and returned from abroad.

[no title]  E(B) 123  no date

Contents:
Notes
On leases made by Earl of Derby, and of assignments and estates made by Sir George Peckham or to latter by Ball or others Halse pastures, etc.

[no title]  E(B) 124  no date

Contents:
Notes
Similar to no. E(B) 123 above.

[no title]  E(B) 125  8 Dec 1582

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 Sir George Peckham of Denham, /Bucks/ *
To 2 John Baker of Halse, yeoman
Hereditaments as in no. E(B) 121 above.
For 15 years; for £260 the first year, £460 /p.a/ thereafter payable at the "chiefe lodge, within the saide warren" being 2's dwelling house, and 200 couple of conies 1 paying 8d. per couple, 2 dozen cheeses and 1 firkin of butter of 80 lbs. weight. 2 to repair. 1 to pay rent to lord, quit and chief rents, fifteenths and 20 marks towards vicarial tithes.
1 to make new lease to 2 if lease by Earl of Derby to Ball /see no. E(B) 122 above/ is surrendered. 2 to obtain either release from executors of Edward Onlye of Catesby esq. / see nos. E(B) 72 - 112 above/ of promises by 1 to Onlye, or order in Chancery discharging 1 against executors.

[no title or date]  E(B) 126

Initials and seal of John Baker. Parchment.

Contents:
Counterpart of above Lease

[no title]  E(B) 127  undated

Contents:
Chancery Order
Sat. 8 June 1583
John Baker plaintiff, counsel Mr. Massey and Mr. Molyneux, against George Peckham, knight, counsel Mr. Mallory, and against Thomas Onley, defendants
For a new lease to be made in place of no. E(B) 125 above, omitting proviso for obtaining release from executors of Edward Annesley, /Onley/ esq. or Chancery order discharging Peckham, as this proviso was not in the proceeding articles of agreement /no. E(B) 121/. Plaintiff if required will give surety to Peckham to save him harmless against Annesley for demising the premises.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 128  undated

Contents:
As No. E(B) 127 above.

[no title]  E(B) 129  undated

Contents:
Wed. 20 May 1584
Chancery Order
John Baker plaintiff, counsel Mr. Morrys against George Peckham, knight, defendant
As No. E(B) 127 above; executors of Edward Only are proceeding at common law against Peckham.

[no title]  E(B) 130  undated

Contents:
Thurs. 21 May 1584
Chancery Order
In above case
Baker to attend Lord Chancellor, with a declaration by [Edward] Only's executors, so that order can be made for Baker's relief.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 131  undated

Contents:
27 July 1585
Chancery Order
John Baker plaintiff against George Peckham, knight and George Ball, defendants, councel Mr. Serjeant Sung and Mr. Malory.
Baker to occupy premises [in above No. E(B) 121]; "the books" [indentures?] are to pass between the defendants next Michaelmas term; delay to be permitted in payment due to Ball by indentures between 1 Ball and 2 Christopher Molyneux and John Balsham for redeeming lease made to Ball.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 132  28 November 1584

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Mortgage
1 John Mayne of Staplehurst, Kent, esq.,
2 Sir George Peckham of Denham, [Bucks] *
Previous grants by 2 to 1 of Halse pastures, warren and waters; and all 2's goods, household " stufe" etc. in Denham, [Bucks] or elsewhere.
Are to secure £2,000 due to 1, also 100 marks paid to Earl of Derby by 1 for 2, also 1,000 marks due to 1 "for maryage money"; 2 to exonerate 1 from annuity of £63. 13s. 4d. chargeable on above lands in payment of a debt due from 2 to John Sodley, gent., and any other debts.

[no title]  E(B) 133  undated

Contents:
28 July 1585 or 1586
Indenture: Assignment
1 John Mayney of Staplehurst, Kent, esq.
To 2 Charles ["John", "Christopher", crossed out] Scotte
Of lease * [of 25 April 1585 by Henry Earl of Derby to 1 [at request of Sir George Peckham/ of Halse pastures and "Amagny" [?], for 3 lives; assignment, made to safeguard 1/s wife and children, for 60 years or until death of 1 when £200 p.a. to go to wife, £100 to sons John and Thomas, or to uses of will.
Copy.
* Note: Earl Henry subsequently alleged that he was tricked into making this lease, believing it to be to the use of Sir George Peckham.

[no title]  E(B) 134  24 February 1587/1588

Contents:
London.
Letter and Warrant
Anne Manye to Mr. Baker
Her husband being dead, asks Baker to deliver possession of Halse warren and pastures, or to attorn tenant, to her friends Mr. Richard Abingdone and Mr. Sampson Lowe, her husband having leased the premises to her and her children; letter being sufficient warrant.

[no title]  E(B) 135  9 March 1587/1588
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Grant of Administration
To Hugh Daye [sic] of the City of Oxford, gent. re John Mayney late of Staplehurst, Kent, esq (Prerogative Court of Canterbury)
Attested extract.

[no title]  E(B) 136  undated

Seal missing. Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
As no. E(B) 135 above

[no title]  E(B) 137  no date

Contents:
Notes
Re administration granted to John Sydall [sic] re John Mayney, deceased 15 Jan. 1589 [sic] also re leases.

[no title]  E(B) 138  28 March 1588?

Contents:
Letter
Raufe Forster, Coventry
To Edwarde [substituted for Alexander crossed out] Rigbie, esq.
Mrs. Anne Menye, wife of Mr. Menie
Deceased (son - in - law of Sir George Pecham), has tried to persuade Mr. Baker to deliver possession of, or attorn tenant for, Halse. Baker awaits instructions. Mr. Abingdone and Lowe forcibly drove out Mr. Baker, his wife, children and others on 3 March.

[no title]  E(B) 139  no date

Two sheets sewn together.

Contents:
Counsels' Opinions
Serjeant Shotilworth
Serjeant Walmysley
On leases of Halse pastures, etc.,
Recommend taking out letters of administration re John Babham [to whom Sir George Peckham had assigned], entering on Baker's possession and passing an estate.
Copy?

[no title]  E(B) 140  no date

Contents:
Instructions
To Roger Gellybronde
And John Syddall
For taking out letters of administration re "Thomas" Babham, and passing estate of Halse pastures, warren and waters.
Serjeant Shotilworth, John Baker, George Banester, "one Webbe", and Mr. Raynarde may be consulted. Raffe Forster, William Prorme, Wyncote, Marche and others may be procured as witnesses.

[no title]  E(B) 141  23 January 1589

Signature of * seal missing. Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Assignment
1 John Syddall of Lathom, Lancs. Yeoman, * administrator of John Babham late of Shoreditch, Midx. gent; deceased.
To 2 Roger Gelybronde of Samelsbury, Lancs, yeoman
Halse pastures, warren and waters
Endorsement notes that John Baker attorned tenant to 2.

[no title]  E(B) 142  24 January 1589

Mark of * seal missing. Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Assignment
1 John Baker of Halse yeoman *
To 2 Roger Gelybronde of Samelsbury, Lancs., yeoman.
Halse pastures, warren and waters.

[no title]  E(B) 143  no date

Contents:
Petition
Moved by Mr. Holland
For /George Peckham/
Desires lease of warren and pastures of Halse during lives of Peckham, his wife and John Mayney "the Warde" /Peckham's son-in-law/; for £200 p.a. extra rent, £200 p.a. more when reaches 21, and on death of Peckham and his wife; should be charged on some other lands as Halse can be let for more than Baker now pays.
If Earl /of Derby/ makes any composition with Mr. Wyndesor or his wife, then £100 to be reserved for Peckham for life.

[no title]  E(B) 144  23 February 88/1589

Contents:
Letter
G. Peckham, Belaugh, Norfolk.
To Mr. Michell Doughtye, at the Earl of Derby's house in Cannon "Rowe", Westminster.
Understood Mr. Holland had agreed to £200 for lease of Halse property for lives of Peckham, his wife, and "younge Manye (her Ma/jes/tis warde) now aged about 3, for £200 p.a. rent to Earl of Derby during wardship; note added re bond to Queen 1577 - 1578/ for £6,500 to pay £170 p.a. for debts of Gardener; in 1584 - 1585 defaulted in payment. Peckham states he is dependent on the property to support himself and his young wife who is with child. Asks to be recommended to Mr. Newton.

[no title]  E(B) 145  16 April 1589

Contents:
Protestation
Of Sir George Peckham, "Bathershay" /Battersea, London?/
Never did any act prejudicial to Earl of Derby's title to manor of Halse, except bond acknowledged by Peckham and his eldest son to the Queen for payment of "parcell of Gardeners debtes sometymes a Teller in ThExchequier". Now undertakes not to do anything prejudicial in future.

[no title]  E(B) 146  no date

Signed with a star.

Contents:
Letter
/George Peckham ? to --- /
Asking addressee to send a warrant to Baker for payment of £40 before Christmas, the rest can wait.

[no title]  E(B) 147  undated

4 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
- After octave of St. Michael 1589
Record of Case
John Wylkinson, plaintiff, attorney Richard Curtys, /in Queen's Bench/,
Against John Baker, defendant, now in the Marshalsea, attorney Michael Lowe
Defendant pleads not guilty to ejecting plaintiff on 19 April 1589 from Halse pastures and waters demised to plaintiff on 18 April 1589 by Hugh Day /administrator of John Mayney/ for 4 years; case adjourned.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 148  undated

5 documents
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Memoranda.
Of days appointed for hearing above case.

[no title]  E(B) 149  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Ex parte Wilkinson

[no title]  E(B) 150  no date

Contents:
Brief in above Case
"Mr. Wyndsore his bryfe" /husband of Anne formerly Anne Mayney/
Stating that Earl of Derby contrary to his covenant maintains Baker in possession and receives the rent. Also denies that Babham had any interest, if any claim is made as deriving from him "wee avoyde that many wayes as by the entry of the Erle for a Condicon broken, and by the statute of Fraudulent conveyannces".

[no title]  E(B) 151  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Gives details of lease by Henry Earl of Derby to John Meyney; etc.

[no title]  E(B) 152  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
John Wilkinson claims as tenant to Mr. Wyndsore; Baker's interest was confirmed by Chancery order /see no. E(B) 127/ lease by /Edward/ Earl of Derby of all his hereditaments for 60 years "Wyll avoyde this lease for lyfes". Notes on rents and fines.

[no title]  E(B) 153  no date

Contents:
Brief in above Case
"Bryfe for Halse" "per Boldwyn"
John Williamson /sic/, plaintiff, claims property under alleged lease by Earl of Derby to John Maryny /sic/ 25 April 1535.
Baker, defendant, claims under leases by Earl of Derby to Sir G. Pecham who assigned to Babham to whom Baker was tenant at will, and to George Ball who assigned to Peckham who demised to Baker. Notes on rents.

[no title]  E(B) 154  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Includes statement that John Baker tenant of property, paid rent to Earl of Derby, refusing to pay it to John Meyney senior.

[no title]  E(B) 155  15 April 1590

Contents:
Letter
William Baldwin, Byfield.
To Mr. Edward Rigby, Lathom, /Lancs/
Conference to be held on 4 or 5 May next in London, Earl of Derby's tenant /Baker/ will be there, and Mr. Umbrville at Cannon "Rowe" will be heard from; writer does not know Mr. Windsor; Baker confessed to writer that he had paid one year's rent to Mr. Maynie during the lease; on death of Maynie Baker became Earl's tenant "by meanes of certen iniuries offered Baker by Mr. Maynie his widowe".

[no title]  E(B) 156  26 April 1590

Contents:
Letter
H/enry Earl of/ Derby "Newparke"
To /one of Justices of Queen's Bench/
In support of John Baker writer's servant and tenant. Mr. Wyndsore unjustly claims lease which writer intended to be to use of Sir George Peckham only.

[no title]  E(B) 157  no date

Contents:
Notes on Case
"Reasons why Therle of Derby may Manteyne John Baker.. ....Before Mr. Wyndsore or any other"
Earl of Derby only agreed to lease to Ball and subsequent lease for 3 lives (John Mayney etc.) when assured they were to use of George Pecham; Pecham later assigned lease. Earl was thus tricked when young and unfamiliar with the value of his lands; therefore supports those disputing Pecham or Mayney's title.

[no title or date]  E(B) 158

Contents:
As No. E(B) 157 above

[no title]  E(B) 159  26 April 1590

Signature of *

Contents:
"Certificate"
By H/enry Earl of/ Derby* "Newparke my howse", to jury
Similar to No. E(B) 156 above.

Note: But see note to No. E(B) 79 above


[no title]  E(B) 160  undated

2 folios.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
April 1590
Interrogatories, Commission and Deposition
Interrogatories on behalf of John Baker to be administered to Sir Richarde Sherburne; commission 9 April to Thomas Walmysley, and Richard Hollands of Denton, /Lancs/, esq., Justices, to take depositions; deposition of Shereburne aged about 67 taken at Burnley, Lancs., 24 April (about the leases).
Attested copies.

[no title]  E(B) 161  16 May 1590

Signed Henry Tattnall.

Contents:
Indenture: Articles of Agreement
Counsel of John Wilkinson and of John Baker.
To challenge some of the jury in order to secure an adjournement until the next term.

[no title]  E(B) 162  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Of jurors called in Easter term /1590/ 11 were from Northants. Further adjournment now desired for consideration of various points and because defendants counsel, Mr. Attorney General, Mr. "Solister" and Mr. Cooke will be busy elsewhere at time of Northampton assizes.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 163  no date
Language:  Latin

Contents:
List of Jurors
From King's Sutton Hundred.

[no title]  E(B) 164  no date

Contents:
List of Jurors
From Nobottle Grove, Rothwell, King's Sutton and Fawsley Hundreds.

[no title]  E(B) 165  no date
Language:  Latin

Contents:
List of Jurors
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 166  29 June 1590

Signed by Henry Tattnall. Torn

Contents:
Articles of Agreement
Case is ordered to be heard on second Monday in Michaelmas term /19 Oct/; now agreed that this shall not be opposed. Earl of Derby shall signify in writing what offer he will make and send writing to "the nowe Mancion house of one mr. Tatnall", and if acceptable then no trial. Earl's party will not prevent any of the jurors from appearing.

[no title]  E(B) 167  22 June 1591

Signatures of*

Contents:
Indenture: Articles of Agreement
Nicholas Mosley, alderman and sheriff of London* and Thomas Taseborowe, esq.,* arbitrators in dispute between Henry Earl of Derby* and Andrewe Windsor, esq.
Windsor and Anne his wife to surrender the lease for 3 lives; Earl of Derby paying £2,500 to Windsor "at the tellinge house within the Royall Exchange in London", by installments, giving security for payment.

Note: but see note on no. E(B) 79 above


[no title or date]  E(B) 168

Signatures of Windesor, Tasburgh and Mosley.

Contents:
Counterpart of above

[no title]  E(B) 169  no date

Contents:
Notes
On leases etc. of Halse, covering 28 Feb. 5 to 28 Dec. 1563 to 1594
Endorsement re whereabouts of Sir George Pecham: "Lyeth at one Mr. Bacon his House" near Norwich.

Lease to John Yardley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 170  9 July 1593

Signatures and seal of * 2 membranes. Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: lease
1 Henrye Earl of Kent
2 John Yardley of Edlesborough, Bucks., gent.*
Woods called Whistley Wood, Earl's Wood, Farthing, Buttockspire and Swallowtail in Northants and Bucks., and a cottage in Brackley in tenure of Robert Preswell for 27½ years: for £60. 2s. 6d. /p. a./payable at l's mansion house called "Wrest", Beds; lessee to repair; provisos re felling of woods; provisos about responsibilities of parties in event of legal actions.

[no title]  E(B) 171  10 March 1599

Signature of * seal missing. Parchment Faded.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Yardeley of Hinton-in-the-Hedges, gent * to 2 Giffarde Watkyn, merchant of the staple of England, /of Northampton/
Halse 106 acres of pasture
"Beinge the nether ende of Newe Parke or Home feilde towardes Ste/an/e", and "Little Ramm Close between Saunders feilde, Hethhill and Berry Meades" for 60 years if Alice/Dowager/Countess of Derby so longlive; for £26. 10s. (being one half year's rent), and £53 p.a. Covenants re fences, etc.

[no title]  E(B) 172  20 April 1600

Signature and seal of * Parchment. Faded

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Yardley of Hinton-in-the-Hedges * to 2 Gyfford Watkin of Northampton, merchant of the staple of England.
Hale close called
"The parsons feilde"
(Pasture), and Rame close" - in all c.190 acres.
For 59 years in Alice Countess /Dowager of Derby/ so long live; for £60. p.a.; lessee to repair hedges etc.; provisos re amount to be ploughed; fifteenths, subsidies, poor rates, post horses, tithes and other charges imposed on the premises and on part of "the holme close" alias "Dovehouse close" and "the bury meades" now occupied by 1 to be paid by 1 and 2 in proportions to their shares in the land.

[no title]  E(B) 173  6 July 1601

Signature of * seal missing. Parchment. Faded.

Contents:
Indenture: Assignment
1 John Yardley of Hinton-in-the-Hedges gent. to 2 William Done, citizen and "cowper" of London.
Of new lease to 1 by Sir Thomas Leigh 7 Nov. 1600 for 60 years if Alice Countess /Dowager/ of Derby so long live, of Halse parcels of housing assigned to Countess Alice in dower, and close called "Parsons feilde" (pasture) "Ram Cloase", "home feilde" "Berrie Meades" (meadow) and "the /little/ Ram' Close" for a certain sum; also bargain and sale by 1 to 2 of livestock of 180 ewes and 170 lambs; lease free from incumbrances except two leases by 1 to Gifford Watkyns who pays £113 p.a. rent and whom 1 will cause to attorn tenant to 2.

[no title]  E(B) 174  17 February 1601/1602

Signature of * seal missing. Parchment. Torn.

Contents:
Indenture: Assignment
1 William Done, citizen and "cowper" of London * to 2 Gifforde Watkyn of Moulton Park, merchant of the staple.
Of property in no. E(B) 173 above.
For £250. 16s. 4d.; 1 also sells the stock to 2.

[no title]  E(B) 175  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
23 Feb. 1604
Writ
/In Ejectione Firme/
John Yardley and Henry Petty against Peter Best.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 176  15 March 1611/1612?

Contents:
Letter
John Yardley Hinton-in-the-Hedges to Mr. Kyrtland, York House
Understands his previous letter sent by Mr. Thomas Crewe's clerk was lost; wishes a renewal of his lease in Brackley; has cost almost £20 "to be Freed outt of the Court of Wardes For the whole debte" and also about £20 for repairs, and the "troubles I had aboutt the woodes beffore your master had them had almost undone me". Would have come up himself but old age prevents him travelling.

[no title]  E(B) 177  11 February 1613 - 1614

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Assignment
1 John Yardley of Hinton /in-the-Hedges/, gent *
2 Sir John Egerton
John Whitbe and Richard Kinaston, both of York House, Strand, London, gents.
Assignment by 1 to Whitbe and Kinaston of lease no. E(B) 170 above; for £180 from Sir John Egerton.

[no title]  E(B) 178  undated

Contents:
16 February 1613/1614
Licence
Sir John Egerton
To John Yardley
To let 1 messuage and property in Brackley, leased by former to latter on 15 Feb. 1613/1614/ for 21 years, to John Bridgewater of Brackley, yeoman for 3 years.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 179  no date

Contents:
Memorandum
Part of arrears of 6 demands on revenues of "Swillingtons' landes", Brackley, in Court of Wards during wardship of coheiresses of Ferdinando Earl of Derby are still owing, rest having been paid by Mr. Yardley. Mr. Stevens now liable "intreateth you to be pleased to remember that you did promises to have the court satisfyed therin and the land freed".

Other incumbrances  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 180  2 September 1604

Mark?, and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Assignment
1 William Morrey of "Staveton" Warcs. /sic/ yeoman *
To 2 John Whitbe and Thomas Cowley both of London, gents. at direction of Sir Thomas Leigh
Of lease by Alice /Dowager/ Countess of Derby, now wife of Thomas Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor, 15 Dec. 1596/ to 1 of
Halse messuage called "the High Hall" and "Woolhouse" in "the newe parke", "Berry Meades", "Saunders feild" (pasture) "Hethill" (pasture), "the nawe parke" (close of pastor) "the Rame Close" (pasture) "Parsons Feild" (close of pasture), warren, woods, and soil and woods on 2½ acres in a close called "the weylde" (pasture) for 40 years from 1598 if Countess so long live; for £146. 13s. 4d.

[no title]  E(B) 181  28 November 1604

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Covenant
1 Sir Thomas Leigh of Stoneleigh, Warcs. to 2 John Whitbe and Thomas Cowley both of London, gents.
That William Morrey, to whom Alice Countess /Dowager of Derby/ leased hereditaments in No. E(B) 180 above in trust for 1, has not incumbered the premises; only incumbrance is lease 17 Nov. "1600" /see note/ of part of premises by 1 to John Yardeley, gent; for 60 years if Countess Alice so long live; for £140 p.a.

Note: Note: 17 Nov. 42 falls in 1599, but as the regnal year began on 17 Nov. a clerical error is possible.


[no title]  E(B) 182  26 February 1607

Signature and seal of * Parchment

Contents:
Deed Poll: Release and Quitclaim
Thomas Ireland of Gray's Inn, Midx., esq. * to Sir John Egerton
Brackley manor, and Brackley woods.
Halse manor, and Halse pastures.
King's Sutton hundred.

Note: Note: in no. E(B) 195 it is stated that William Earl of Derby in 38 or 39 /I 1595 - 1596 or 1596 - 1597/ made a lease for years to George Earl of Cumberland and Thomas Ireland.


[no title]  E(B) 183  25 February 1603/1604

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Chamberlyne
To Thomas Lord Ellesmere
Has been summoned to London by Lord Chandos (a) for sale of Halse, has replied that he will meet those sent to view (b) Halse but prefers not to go to London until price has been settled independently of him, as is suspected by Lord Chandos. Wishes sale to succeed so as to free Lady Fraunces from debt, and 'my labor I formerly imployed for thone sister might receive his effecte in thother'.

[no title]  E(B) 184  25 February 1603/1604

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Chamberlyn
To Sir John Egerton
Has been summoned by Lord Chandos (a) and replied /as above, no. E(B) 183/ Has advized Lord Chandos to confer with addressee. Is reluctant to come to London on 'an ill jorney' as is going to Lancashire and Shropshire very soon.

[no title]  E(B) 185  undated

Contents:
c. 26 Feb. - 3 March 1604
Letter
/Thomas Lord Ellesmere/
To Mr. Chamberlayne
Has received letter from Sir Thomas Leigh with survey (b) of Halse, lease to Mr. Onley and other notes about the Earl of Kent's lease. Mr. Onley wants £100 for lease and Sir Thomas Leigh will not surrender his interest until transactions with Lord Chandos (a) concluded. Asks addressee to satisfy Lord Chandos' request. Beaver is to take a view of Halse. Some calculations added.
Copy.

Note: (b) Note: see No. E(B) 393.


[no title]  E(B) 186  14 March 1603/1604
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Notes
By W--- Dobson
Has searched for statutes, acknowledged by Grey Lord Chandos, (a) during last 6 years, but found none; and, by the Earl of Derby during last 20 years and found 3 "which are undescharged of Record", i.e. to John Lacey Citizen and Clothworker of London in £2,000 to Walter Raleigh, knight, in £3,000, and to Thomas Lord Burghley and Robert Cecill, knight, in £10,000. Estimate of value of Halse, Brackley and Hundred of King's Sutton added.

Note: (a) Note: see No. E(B) 63.


[no title]  E(B) 187  9 February 1614

12 folios.

Contents:
Memorandum
Thomas Lord Ellesmere, Lord Chancellor Alice Countess /Dowager/ of Derby, his wife
Sir John Egerton his son and heir
Have paid to
Sir Thomas Sherley the younger
George Kevett, esq.
And others, patentees to receive sums owing to crown by Earls of Derby etc. and partly chargeable on estates which have passed to Egertons (various debts from 4 May 1495 specified)
20 marks to discharge these estates.

[no title]  E(B) 188  8 June 1619

Contents:
Receipt
Wi/lliam/ Screven
To John Earl of Bridgewater
For £40 due from Ferdinando Lord Strange /sic/ for 3 subsidies chargeable on Brackley and Halse.

[no title]  E(B) 189  No date
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Receipt
By Humfrey Selwood
William Scriven
Christopher Vernon gents., patentees to receive sums due from Ferdin/an/do Lord Strange /sic/ for subsidies
For £13. 6s. 8d., £6. 13s. 8d., £20, and £8, paid by hands of John Earl of Bridgewater.

[no title]  E(B) 190  undated

Contents:
Trinity term 1619
Court Order /Exchequer/
Earl of Bridgewater to pay £40 to discharge manors of Brackley and Halse from debts due to crown from late Earl of Derby, rest of sums owing to be charged on other estates of latter.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 191  no date

Contents:
Record of Case
John Awbrey and
Sara his wife administratrix of Vincent Norrington, on a scire facias against John Earl of Bridgewater and Lady Frauncis his wife tenants of manor of Brackley and Halse, defendants
Re a judgement obtained Michaelmas term 1593 by Vincent Norrington against Ferdynand late Earl of Derby for £300 /for which his estates liable/. Defendants plead that Brackley and Halse descended in tail male to William now Earl of Derby as recovery in 1513 - 1514 against Thomas Earl of Derby, /see nos. E(B) 24 and 25/ was never executed.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 192  28 September 1618

Contents:
Flint
Letter with Notes on above Case
Thomas Chamberlyne
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Has consulted Mr. Jeffries "in my Circuit"; writer has not been to "Wickham" since was with Earl except for one week "being since the apparance at Ludlowe"; refers to "tedious business at Chester"; is this daie come to fflint where wee have not one prisoner". Notes advize Earl to plead manors of Brackley and Halse and Hundred of King's Sutton were not fee simple of Ferdinando Earl of Derby.

[no title]  E(B) 193  no date

Contents:
Similar to Notes in No. E(B) 192 above

[no title]  E(B) 194  2 October 1619

Torn.

Contents:
List of Documents
Delivered to "The Chanc"
Includes copy of scire facias against Brackley and Halse per Lady Martyn, and mentions Norrington.

[no title]  E(B) 195  25 January 1610

3 folios.

Contents:
Abstract of Evidences
Relating to Brackley and Halse
Covers Stanley - Egerton settlements; Onley lease, Yardeley lease; Norrey lease; lease from Vicar of Brackley 1 April 1601 of Halse tithes for 21 years; "Swillingtons Landes" in Brackley, etc.

[no title]  E(B) 196  26 January 1598/1599

Parchment.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Egerton, "Whitychurch"
To Mr. Roger Rierford, esq., his cousin, "Halton"
"I thoughte to have suprised you, but that I longe to see my Uncle"; "My father hath appoynted me to take the money you have in your handes towards the makinge of my paymentes to Calveley /Cloverley, Shropshire?/", wishes to know how much that is. Many endorsements, including:
"Not to be shewed", and notes that it was shown to various persons in case John Earl of Bridgewater and others defendants against Thomas Leigh, knight and Mary his wife, "1617".

DOCUMENTS CONCERNING EGERTON SETTLEMENTS 1646 - 1673  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 197  Trinity three weeks 1646

Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Left hand Indenture of Fine
Robert Napeir, knight baronet, querent
John Earl of Bridgewater and
John Lord Brackley, deforciants.
Brackley and Halse manors
Brackley and Halse and Evenley 20 messuages, 10 cottages, 10 tofts, 2 dovecotes, 20 gardens, 800 acres of land, 300 acres of meadow, 2,000 acres of pasture, 600 acres of wood, 500 acres of heath and furze, and 40s. rent.
Acknowledged as leased to querent for 60 years; for £2,000.

[no title]  E(B) 198  22 September 1652

Signature of * seal missing. Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Release
1 to 2 Sir Robert Napeir,*
John Earl of Bridgewater
Hereditaments as in No. E(B) 197 above and other property held by 1 from father of 2 as surety for debt now satisfied.

[no title or date]  E(B) 199

Signature and seal of John Earl of Bridgewater. Parchment.

Contents:
Counterpart of above Release

[no title]  E(B) 200  18 October 1652

Signature and seal of *

Contents:
Deed Poll: Release and Quitclaim
John Earl of Bridgewater *
To Sir Robert Napeir of Luton "Hooe", Beds., baronet
Re entry of Napeir in the past into manors of Halse and Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 201  Quinzaine of St. Martin 25 Nov 1652

Parchment.

Contents:
Left and Right hand Indentures of Fine
John Langham, esq., plaintiff
John Earl of Bridgewater and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants
Halse and Brackley 2 messuages, 4 cottages, 6 gardens, 1,000 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow, 650 acres of pasture and 530 acres of wood
Acknowledged as leased to plaintiff for 200 years; for £1,600.

[no title]  E(B) 202  11 June 1655

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Surrender of Mortgage Term
1 John Langham of Cottesbrooke, esq.*
To 2 John Earl of Bridgewater.
Of mortgage for 200 years, to secure £6,360, on Halse pastures (1,705 acres) (occupants named)
Brackley woods (about 520 acres)
Halse and Brackley 2 messuages, 4 cottages, 6 gardens, 1,000 acres of land, 100 acres of meadows, 650 acres of pasture, and 530 acres of wood.
For £6,180 from 2 to 1

[no title]  E(B) 203  Trinity three weeks 1655

Parchment.

Contents:
Right hand Indenture of Fine
Robert Pargiter, esq. and John Ditton, gent., plaintiffs John Earl of Bridgewater and Elizabeth his wife, deforciants
Hereditaments as in no. E(B) 201 above.
Acknowledged as plaintiffs'; for £1,000

[no title]  E(B) 204  31 July 1657

18 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 John Earl of Exeter, Baron of Burghley, etc.
Henry Viscount Mansfield, son and heir of William Marquis of Newcastle
Oliver Earl of Bolingbroke Lord St. John of Bletsoe,/Beds/Sir John /sic/ Napeir of Luton "Hooe" Beds., baronet Charles Cheyne of Chelsea, Midx., esq.
John Napeir esq., Son of Sir Robert Napeir of Luton "Hooe", Beds., baronet.
For 200 years; subject to: a. conditions of lease c. June 1655 with fine c. Trinity term 1655 for 21 years to Peter Townesend and others /occupiers/ - as recited in indenture of 15 June 1655 between 1 (and Elizabeth Countess of Bridgewater his wife) and: Robert Pargiter of Greatworth, and John Ditton of London, gents., with fine c. Trinity term 1655; b. life interest of 1: c. trust to raise £7,000 for portion of Elizabeth only daughter of 1, and if 1 die, £150 p. a. maintenance until aged 17. Lease to be void if portion paid or if she dies before age of 16. Various other provisos. Provision for Charles son of 1 has been deleted.
Draft.

Note: Note: The lease itself is in the Henry Huntington Library Bridgewater MSS No. 8223; it contains some variations from the draft, notably the inclusion of Charles Egerton.


[no title]  E(B) 205  19 October 1664

Signatures and seals of* 2 membranes. Parchment

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 John Earl of Exeter, Baron of Burghley*
Henry Viscount Mansfield,* son and heir of William Marquis of Newcastle
Sir John Napier of Luton "Hooe", Beds, baronet*
Charles Cheyne of Chelsea, Midx., esq.*
Provisions as in above draft.
Endorsement notes that deed was surrendered 1 April 1672.

[no title or date]  E(B) 206

Signature and seal of John Earl of Bridgewater. 2 membranes. Parchment.

Contents:
Counterpart of above Lease.

[no title]  E(B) 207  21 October 1664

Signatures and seals of * 5 membranes. Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Deed to Lead Uses of a fine
1 John Earl of Bridgewater*
2 Anthony Lord Ashley, Baron of Wimborne St. Giles, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Privy Councillor* Sir Beauchamp St. John of "Tilbrooke", Beds.* Sir John Napeir of "Luton Hooe", Beds., baronet* Charles Cheyne of Chelsea Midx., esq.*
3 John Viscount Brackley son and heir of 1 Lady Elizabeth Cranfeild sole daughter and heiress of James Earl of Middlesex deceased
Re hereditaments /described/ in: Shropshire: "Blackmere" Whitchurch, Dodington, Broughall, "Blackparke", Cloverley, Calverhall, Hinton, Newport, Blake, Albrighton, Edgeley, Whixall alias "Quicksall", Bubney, Ash Magna, Ash Parva, "old woodhouse", Hollins "hurst", Chinnal, Tilstock, "Steele" and "Willaston" Bucks. and Herts: Ashridge, Pitstone, Ashridge Park and "the Redd Deere Parke", Gaddesden "cum Frithesden", Gaddesden "and Frithesden", Little Gaddesden "and Frithesden, Little Gaddesden "alias Lucyes", Frithsden, Great Gaddesden, Berkhampstead, Northchurch, Nettleden, Ivinghoe, Eddlesborough, "Dagnall", Hudnal, "Norants", "Buttlend", "Earle", "Nernitts" alias "Narnitts", "Southall", Hemel Hempstead, "Chettingdon" /Cheddington?/ and Wingrave
Northants: King's Sutton hundred
Brackley, Halse and Evenley hereditaments in Beds: "Totterhall" /Totternhoe/
Cheshire: Marbury
On intended marriage of 3; Shropshire estates to provide rent of £1,000 p. a. for John Viscount Brackley until aged 21, then to pass to him and after his death to be jointure of Lady Elizabeth Cranfeild; other estates to pass to her; provision for any daughters of the marriage, etc., for £7,000 marriage portion payable by Lady Elizabeth Cranfeild to John Earl of Bridgewater, with a further £7,000 expected (accruing to Elizabeth by death of Lady Anne Cranfeild her sister).

[no title]  E(B) 208  12 November 1664

Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Left and Right hand Indentures of Fine
Antony Lord Ashley, Baron of Wimborne St. Giles and Beauchamp St. John knight querents'
John Earl of Bridgewater, deforciant
King's Sutton hundred
Brackley and Halse manors
Brackley and Halse and Evenley 20 messuages, 10 tofts, 10 cottages, 2 dovecotes, 20 gardens, 800 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 540 acres of wood, 500 acres of heath and furze, 40s. rent, free warren, view of frankpledge, fairs, markets and tolls
Acknowledged as querents; for £1,600.

[no title]  E(B) 209  1 April 1672

Signature and seal of. * Parchment. Faded.

Contents:
Indenture: Surrender
1 Henry Earl of Ogle, son and heir of William Duke of Newcastle John Earl of Exeter and Baron of Burghley Sir John Napier of Luton "Hooe", Beds., baronet Charles Cheyne of Chelsea, Midx., esq.
To 2 John Earl of Bridgewater, privy Councillor*
Lease (made 1655 to 1 in trust to pay (from Brackley and Halse) portion, etc. of Elizabeth Egerton,) now surrendered on her intended marriage to - son and heir of Phillipp Viscount Lisle.

[no title]  E(B) 210  8 April 1672

Signature and seal of * Parchment

Contents:
Deed Poll: Alteration of Settlement
John Earl of Bridgewater, Privy Councillor*
Revokes settlement of 1664 in so far as relates to manors of Brackley and Halse; property is to revert to him.

[no title]  E(B) 211  15 April 1672

Signature and seal of * Parchment

Contents:
Indenture: Mortgage
1 John Earl of Bridgewater, Privy Councillor
To 2 Phillip Viscount Lisle,* son and heir of Robert Earl of Leicester, Privy Councillor
For 1,000 years; for 5s; to secure £10,000 to 2 as portion of Lady Elizabeth Egerton on intended marriage to Robert Sydney esq., Son and heir of 2; mentions leases to tenants

[no title]  E(B) 212  1 May 1672

Contents:
Indentures: Lease for a Year

[no title]  E(B) 213  2 May 1672

Signatures and seals of * 2 membranes. Parchment.

Contents:
Release
1 John Earl of Bridgewater, Privy Councillor*
To 2 Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury, Chancellor*
Of the Exchequer, Privy Councillor Sir John Napier of Luton "Hooe", Beds., baronet*
Charles Cheyne of Chelsea, Midx., esq.,*
Brackley and Halse manor
Brackley and Halse Evenley hereditaments in
To use of 1 for his life, then to John Viscount Brackley and heirs; for 10s. and --.

[no title]  E(B) 214  2 April 1673

Signatures and seals of * signatures /seals missing/ of ** one detached seal. 8 membranes. Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Marriage Settlement
1 John Earl of Bridgewater, Privy Councillor*
John Viscount Brackley, his son and heir*
2 Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury Baron of Wimborne St. Giles, Lord Chancellor, Privy Councillor*
William Earl of Bedford, knight of the Garter*
Sir John Norton of "Rotherfeild", Hants. baronet*
Sir John Napier of Luton "Hooe", Beds., baronet**
3 Charles Powlett Lord St. John of Basing** son and heir of John Marquis of Winchester
Jane Powlett, his eldest daughter
Hereditaments as in no. E(B) 207 above adding
Shropshire :
Ellesmere, "St. Johns" Hampton, Colemere and Lineal and "Ruddymore" /Shropshire?/
On intended marriage of John Viscount Brackley and Jane Powlett; settlement includes provisions that Shropshire property (except Ellesmere and Lineal) shall form jointure, and that "St. Johns" Hampton may be settled to provide for younger sons and daughters of marriage; mentions incumbrances; lease of 29 March 1673 of certain timber and trees to John Eddowes of St. Martin's in the Fields, Midx., esq. and John Edwards of Ellesmere, Shropshire, gent; and indenture no. E(B) 211 above; for £12,000 to 1 from Charles Powlett Lord St. John as portion of Jane Powlett. Receipt for £12,000 on dorse.

[no title]  E(B) 215  2 April 1673

Signatures and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Alteration of Settlement
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
2 Charles Lord St. John of Basing, /Hants/*
On intended marriage as in no. E(B) 214 above; the £10,000 due to Philip Viscount Lisle which is chargeable at £600 p.a. on manors of Brackley and Halse is to be paid off from the proceeds of the sale of growing woods and fines for leases, if cannot be paid off in 12 years rest to be paid from personal estate of 1; if 1 marries then John Viscount Brackley to receive £2,000 or the Mansion house of 1 in Barbican with rest of property of 1 in St. Giles Cripplegate, /London/. On dorse: covenant that 2 shall take no benefit from yearly rent of £120 due from certain property in Brackley to Margaret Oldys widow for about 3 years to come.

[no title]  E(B) 216  12 May 1673

Decorated initial. Seal missing. Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification
Of Recovery of Easter term 1673
Antony Earl of Shaftesbury, Lord Chancellor
William Earl of Bedford, knight of the Garter, and John Norton, baronet
Against Charles Lord St. John of Basing, /Hants/ son and heir of John Marquis of Winchester, and
John Napier, baronet
John Earl of Bridgewater and
John Viscount Brackley, vouchees
Kings Sutton hundred
Brackley and Halse manors
Brackley and Halse and Evenley 50 messuages, 10 tofts, 2 dovecotes, 30 gardens, 801 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 1,200 acres of pasture, 1,000 acres of wood, 500 acres of heath and furze, 40s. rent, free warren, fairs, markets, tolls and view of frankpledge

MANORIAL, HUNDREDAL AND BOROUGH DOCUMENTS  [no ref. or date]

COURT ROLLS, AND FILES, AND CONNECTED DOCUMENTS 1552 - 1661  [no ref. or date]

Note: nos. E(B) 221, 228 and 245 are slightly torn; nos. E(B) 219 and 220 are badly damaged and very fragile.

Contents:
These consist of 56 documents (files and loose documents), nos. E(B) 217-272, consisting mainly of draft court rolls filed together with presentments, estreats etc., there are also some loose entreats. Nos. E(B) 217, 236, 246 and 261 are engrossed court rolls.
Documents concerning differing courts and dates have been filed together out of sequence; the files etc., have been numbered in their existing order with sub-numbers for the various items where necessary, and are analysed under place and date in the following list (C.B. = Court Baron. V.F.P. = View of Frankpledge.)
There are a few miscellaneous documents annexed to or associated with them, for which see end of this section.

[no title]  E(B) 217  13 January 1588; 8 December 1587

Contents:
Brackley, And King's Sutton Hundred
Court of Survey of Henry, Earl of Derby before George Chambers esq
Thobye Houghton esq
Principal auditor James Kenwick, gent, John Flamstydde, gent
Commission attached

[no title]  E(B) 218  1563 - 1565

Contents:
Court Baron - Edward, Earl of Derby before Henry Calcott, Mayor and Patrick Lyle, Mayor - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 219  1552 - 1556

Contents:
Portmoots - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 220  1554 - 1557

Contents:
Portmoots - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 221  1557 - 1558

Contents:
Court (3 week) - Edward, Earl of Derby before Robert Clarke, Mayor and John Lovett, Steward - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 222  1559

Contents:
Court - Edward, Earl of Derby - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 223  1559 - 1560

Contents:
Court Baron - Edward, Earl of Derby before Thomas Bennett, Mayor - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 224  1558 - 1563

Contents:
Portmoots - Edward, Earl of Derby - Brackley and Court Barons of Edward, Earl of Derby before Lancellatt Wylton, Mayor and Henry Calcott, Mayor - Brackley
Also View of Frankpledge - Edward, Earl of Derby
1571

[no title]  E(B) 225  1560 - 1561; 1570

Contents:
Court Baron - Edward, Earl of Derby before Lancellatt Wylton, Mayor - Brackley and John Baker, Mayor - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 226  1564 - 1565

Contents:
Court Baron - Edward, Earl of Derby before Patrick Lyle, Mayor and Robert Clerke, "in loco maioris" - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 227  1567 - 1568

Contents:
Court Baron - Edward, Earl of Derby before Richard Waren, Mayor - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 228  1568 - 1569

Contents:
Court Baron - Edward, Earl of Derby before John Baker, Mayor - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 229  1569 - 1571

Contents:
Court Baron - Edward, Earl of Derby before John Baker, Mayor - Brackley and Robert Clarke, Mayor - Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 230  1569 - 1570

Contents:
Court Baron - Edward, Earl of Derby before John Baker, Mayor - Brackley
Also View of Frankpledge - Edward, Earl of Derby

[no title]  E(B) 231  1579 - 1581; 1580

Signature of* Notarial mark.

Contents:
Brackley and Woodford Halse cum Maidford.
View of Frankpledge - Henry, Earl of Kent (Derby) and Mary his wife before Richard Bowle Esq, auditor and overseer and John Flamestead, gent, steward
Also Covenant to produce deeds
1 Symon Norwich of Brampton by Dingley esq *
To 2 John Flamested of Rushton gent
1 will produce or make known to 2 previous leases of tenements in Cotterstock, Glapthorn and Ashton to John Norton of Cotterstock and/or others now leased to 2 in reversion for 21 years; also covenants to lease heriditaments in Tansor.
Witnessed by Anthony Bickersteth, Public Notary.

[no title]  E(B) 232  1601 - 1603; 1605 - 1610

Contents:
Brackley
View of Frankpledge and Court Baron - Thomas Egerton knight (Lord Ellesmere) and Alice his wife before Robert Calcott, steward
Also View of Frankpledge and Court Baron - John Egerton, Knight and Frances his wife before Thomas Chamberlayne, steward
And Nicholas Salter, deputy steward.
Halse Manor and King's Sutton hundred

[no title]  E(B) 233  1561 - 1572

Contents:
View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - Edward Earl of Derby King's Sutton hundred and Woodford Halse cum Maidford
Also View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - Henry Stanley knight (Earl of Kent) and Mary his wife.
Woodford Halse cum Maidford
1573-1575

[no title]  E(B) 234  1585 - 1587; 1575 - 1578

Contents:
Brackley
View of Frankpledge and Court Baron with Portmoot - Henry Earl of Derby to John Flamested gent, steward
Brackley, Woodford Halse cum Maidford
Also View of Frankpledge and Court Baron - Henry Earl of Kent and Mary his wife to John Anne gent, deputy steward.
King's Sutton hundred

[no title]  E(B) 235  1605

Parchment

Contents:
View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - John Egerton Knight and Frances his wife Woodford Halse cum Maidford
Also View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - John Earl of Bridgewater
To Nicholas Salter gent, steward or deputy steward
1607-1613
Also Deed Poll: notice
By John Wirley of Dodford esq to Clerks of the Market of the King's Household and all other Clerks of the Market of his intention to execute Office of Clerk of the Market (for all places parcels of Duchy of Lancaster within the honour of Leicester whose inhabitants do suit and service to Dodford Court leet) granted to his ancestors by (--erased--); refers to a schedule now missing of inhabitants of "yellowtofte" (Yelvertoft) who are concerned as tenants of Duchy
?Draft
1607/8

[no title]  E(B) 236  1607 - 1613

Contents:
View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - John Earl of Bridgewater to Nicholas Salter steward or deputy steward
Woodford Halse cum Maidford
Also View of Frankpledge with Court Baron -Henry Earl of Derby to John Flamested, steward
1585

[no title]  E(B) 237 to 244  1614 - 1661

Contents:
Separate estreats by Earl of Bridgewater to Nicholas Salter, gent steward or deputy steward 1611 - 1624
Richard Kent steward or deputy steward 1626 - 1627, 1649 - 1657
Rowland Brograve, gent, steward or deputy steward 1659 - 1661
Numbers 237 - 244 are separate estreats for Oct 1650 - 1651, 1653, 1655 - 1657 and April 1656.
Only estreats survive for April and Oct 1653 and Oct 1655

[no title]  E(B) 245  1564 - 1575; 1580 - 1581

Contents:
View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - Edward Earl of Derby and Henry Earl of Kent (Derby) and Mary his wife Halse Spratton

[no title]  E(B) 246  1584

Contents:
View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - Henry Earl of Derby to John Flamested gent, steward
Also View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - John Egerton (later Earl of Bridgewater) and Frances his wife to Nicholas Salter gent, steward or deputy steward 1611 - 1624
Halse Spratton
1608 - 1624

[no title]  E(B) 247  1608 - 1624

Contents:
View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - John Earl of Bridgewater to Nicholas Salter gent, steward or deputy steward 1611 - 1624
Halse Spratton

[no title]  E(B) 248  1607, 1608, 1611

Contents:
Extracts from Halse Spratton Court rolls re strays and felons' goods

[no title]  E(B) 249 to 259  1608 - 1660

Contents:
Estreats - John Earl of Bridgewater to Nicholas Salter gent, steward or deputy steward 1611 - 1624,
Richard Kent gent, steward or deputy steward 1659 - 1660
Rowland Brograve gent, steward or deputy steward 1659 - 1660
Halse Spratton
Numbers 249 to 259 are separate estreats, April 1629, Oct 1650 and 1654, April and Oct 1638 and 1651, May 1650.
Only estreats survive for April 1629, April and Oct 1638, Oct 1653, Oct 1655 - 1657.

[no title]  E(B) 260  1686 - 1688

Contents:
Court of Record - Philip Style, gent, deputy Recorder, or Mathew Mashborne, Mayor
Brackley Borough

[no title]  E(B) 261  1575 - 1578

Contents:
View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - Henry Earl of Kent and Mary his wife to John Anne gent, deputy steward
Also View of Frankpledge and Court Baron - John Egerton (later Earl of Bridgewater) and Frances his wife to Nicholas Salter, gent Deputy steward 1607 - 1625,
Richard Kent, gent, deputy steward 1626 - 1657,
Rowland Brogrove, gent, deputy steward 1658 - 1660
King's Sutton hundred
1607 - 1660

[no title]  E(B) 262  1607 - 1660

Contents:
View of Frankpledge and Court Baron - John Egerton (later Earl of Bridgewater) and Frances his wife to Nicholas Salter, gent Deputy steward 1607 - 1625,
Richard Kent, gent, deputy steward 1626 - 1657,
Rowland Brogrove, gent, deputy steward 1658 - 1660
King's Sutton hundred

[no title]  E(B) 263  1575 - 1594

Contents:
View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - Henry Earl of Kent and Mary his wife until 1578, thereafter Earl of Derby to John Anne, gent, deputy steward 1575 - 1578
John Flamested, gent, steward 1583 - 1589
John Sotherton, steward 1593 - 1594
King's Sutton hundred and Woodford Halse cum Maidford

[no title]  E(B) 264  1575 - 1594

Contents:
View of Frankpledge with Court Baron - Henry Earl of Kent and Mary his wife until 1578, thereafter Earl of Derby to John Anne, gent, deputy steward 1575 - 1578
John Flamested, gent, steward 1583 - 1589
John Sotherton, steward 1593 - 1594
King's Sutton hundred

[no title or date]  E(B) 267

Contents:
Copy of E(B) 217

[no title or date]  E(B) 268

Contents:
Copy of E(B) 217

[no title]  E(B) 269  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Notes on Views of frankpledge: places held and number of times per annum and on fines from vills in King's Sutton hundred.

[no title]  E(B) 270  undated

Contents:
Notes of entries in court rolls concerning strays; reference to "Mr Leyle......not Repayreinge his part of the pound"
See numbers 475 - 478

[no title]  E(B) 271  29 March 1626

Contents:
Receipt
Richard Kent for 11 bundles of court rolls of King's Sutton hundred Note added that 2s per annum is due from Shipton "upon Charwell", Oxfordshire, where Mr Robert Standard, the lord, keeps a court leet In the name of Earl of Derby; previous tenant was Rathbone.

[no title]  E(B) 272  9 July 1633

Contents:
Receipt
Richard Kent to Earl of Bridgewater for 6 bundles of court rolls
And "one old parchment wryting Winchester fee"

ACCOUNTS, RENTALS, AND CONNECTED DOCUMENTS 1535-1690  [no ref. or date]

Account rolls for various Stanley estates 1535-1594  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Note:- these are detailed accounts; the outgoings include references to sums paid towards travelling expenses, maintenance, etc. of members of the family

[no title]  E(B) 273  1559 - 1568

50 folios. Parchment cover.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Accounts
Onus Compoti for each year
a Of Gregory Andros, deputy to Richard Woodes, bailiff Holborn and Stratford le Bow,/London/
b Of William Harta, bailiff Eynsham and Shifford, Oxon.
c Of Robert Overend, bailiff King's Sutton hundred
d Of Robert Overend, bailiff /1559 - 1560/ of John Stevens, bailiff /1560 - 1568/
Brackley and Halse
e Of William Harte, bailiff, /1559 - 1566 of James Kenwicke, bailiff, /1566 - 1568/
King's Sutton /manor/ and Astrop.

[no title]  E(B) 274  Michaelmas 1573-1582

5 folios. Parchment cover.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Accounts
Visus Compoti for each year
a Of James Packer, bailiff
Halse manor *
b Of Gregory Androws, bailiff
Stratford le Bow /London/ /to 1574 only/
c Of Thomas Crowe, bailiff Meriden, and Alspath /Warcs/

Note: * Note: this mentions George Peckham knight and George Ball as sometimes holding the farm of Halse manor.


[no title]  E(B) 275  1576 - 1579

28 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Accounts
Visus Compoti for each year
a Of James Kenwicke, gent, bailiff King's Sutton manor and Astrop
b Of "Radulphus" Foster, bailiff (1) King's Sutton hundred (2) Brackley Brackley
c Of Fulk Odill and - Andrewes, lessees Brackley woods.
d -- reeve Gaddesden, /Herts/
e "Radulphus" Waring, bailiff Gaddesden demesne, /Herts/
f John Trysk, bailiff Wennington /Lancs?/ or Essex?/
g "Radulphus" Sheldon, collector Long Compton, /Warcs/
h William Howell, gent; bailiff and woodward Eynsham and "Shifford", /Oxon/
i Edward Earl of Lincoln, lessee Dorking with Capel, /Surrey/
j Thomas Phillpott, agent and Thomas Dove, lessee Southwark, /Surrey/
k Thomas Andrewes, bailiff Holborn, /London/
l Richard Sherborne, knight, bailiff Thirsk and Kirkby Malzeard, /Yorks/

[no title]  E(B) 276  Michaelmas 1583 - 1588

4 folios. Parchment cover.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Accounts
Visus Compoti for each year
a Of George Peckame, knight Halse manor
b Of "Randulphus" Tomlyn, bailiff Meriden, and Alspath, /Warcs/ /1584 - 1585 only/

[no title]  E(B) 277  Michaelmas 1535-1540

20 folios. Damaged
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Accounts
Onus Compoti for each year
a Of John Carpenter, reeve and Robert Parter
"Sarford St. Martins" /from 1536/
b Of Robert Sherpll' /substituted for Richard Srygge crossed out/, reeve, /1535-1536/ of John Lake, /1536-1537/, of Walter Sheperd, /1537-1539/ of Roger Marcell, reeve and John Cokere, deputy, /1539-1540/
"Westlydford" /Somerset/
c Of John Lacy, reeve, /1535-1536/ of John Sheperd, /1536-1537/, of Richard Sheperd, /1537-1538/, of John Osen, /1538-1539/, of William Thomas and John Osen, deputy, /1539-1540/
"Slakedon"
Visus Compoti for each year
d Of John Griff' /substituted for Meye, crossed out/ deputy of Christopher Wentworth, bailiff King's Sutton /manor?/ and Astrop
Onus Compoti for each year
c Of executors of William Compton Long Compton, /Warcs/ /from 1536/
Visus Compoti for each year
f Of John Clerk, farmer
Ardington, /Berks/ /from 1536/
g Of Robert Oren, collector
"Swyllyntons" lands in Brackley /from 1536/

[no title]  E(B) 278  Michaelmas 1584 - 1590

28 folios.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Accounts, and Leases
Visus Compoti for each year
a Of ----, bailiff Holborn and Stratford le Bow, /London/ /1584 - 1585/
b Of ----, bailiff Eynsham, Oxon. /1584 - 1585/
c Of "Radulphus" Forster, bailiff, /to Michaelmas 1587/, of ---- thereafter.
King's Sutton hundred and "Winchester fee"
d Of "Radulphus "Forster, bailiff, /to Michaelmas 1587/, of --- thereafter
Brackley
e 30 May 1585
Indenture: Lease
1 Henry Earl of Derby
To 2 Raffe Forster, his servant
"Drapery or Stockhouse", markets, fairs, tolls, stallage and other profits appertaining and courts leet and baron, in Brackley; profits of "fee of Wynton" and Brackley borough and rent of the 33 Burgesses, waifs and strays in Brackley and Halse, smoke silver in Brackley town, return of writs in King's Sutton hundred and in Brackley, profits of King's Sutton hundred court (with certain exceptions)
For life of 2, for £5 p.a.; lessee to be allowed timber for repair, lessee to deliver court rolls, engrossed in parchment, yearly and a note of "wardshippes and other profittes"
Copy.
16 May 1565
f Indenture: Lease
1 Edward Earl of Derby
To 2 Patricke Lile, Mayor of Brackley,
Robert Clerke
Lanclett Wilton
Thomas Bennett
William Maior the elder
Henry Calcoote
John Hardinge
Thomas Cowper
Richard Bawdwen
Nicholas Bennett
John Birthe
William Lowday
Nicholas Warren
And other Burgesses
Two houses called "the Drapery" and "the Stockehouse", markets, fairs, tolls, stallage and other profits appertaining, in Brackley "assaltes fraies bludewithes and amercementes" at leet or three week court of Brackley and Halse, "Rent of xxxiii sheepe caled the xxxiii burgesses", and waifs and strays in Brackley and Halse
To hold during pleasure of 1 and heirs, for 46s. 8d. p.a.; lessor retains keeping of courts, wards, marriages, reliefs, goods of felons and outlaws and escheats; lessees to be allowed timber for repair, lessees to pay charges to steward at leet when they chose new Mayor, and 10s. for clerk's fee and charges; Mayor with at least 5 Burgesses may make ordinances and penalties and retain sums paid as penalties to defray common charges of town.
Copy.
g Accounts of William Lyle, Mayor
Brackley: profits of markets, "le draperie", rent of Burgesses, felons goods, etc., allowances /1588 - 1589/
h Rauffe Forster, bailiff
Brackley: his claim for allowances for expenses of bailiff re "the fellons goodes which weare in suyt"
i "Rentes decayed" in King's Sutton hundred /5 years in arrear/ 23 Nov. 1585
j Same in Brackley town /4 or 5 years in arrear/ 23 Nov. 1585
k Raufe Forster /1584 - 1585, and undated/
Syresham: his claim for allowances for making a pinfold, etc.
Visus Compoti for each year
l Of James Kenwick deputy of Thomas Harte, bailiff, /1584 - 1587, and 1590/, of ---, /1588 - 1589/
King's Sutton /manor/ and Astrop.

[no title]  E(B) 279  Michaelmas 1590 - 1594

30 folios. Parchment wrapper.

Contents:
Accounts and Correspondence
Visus Compoti for each year
a Of ---, bailiff
Holborn and Stratford le Bow, /London/
b Of ---, bailiff
Eynsham, Oxon. /1590 - 1591/
c Of Thomas Kirkham, bailiff
King's Sutton hundred and Winchester Fee
d Accounts Michaelmas 1592 and Lady Day 1593
King's Sutton hundred and Winchester Fee
e Receipts of John Sotherton, Steward
King's Sutton hundred /Michaelmas 1593/
f Letter: Mychaell Stoteshine to auditor and receiver of Earl of Derby
Mr. Kyrcome late Earl's bailiff demanded 7s. 8d. from writer for sheriff's yield for manor of Evenley, but according to an ancient record in writer's custody it should only be 3s.
So writer refused to pay the excess, "I have paid it heretofore wrongefully".
g Letter: Thomas Kirkham "Colham", to Mr. Rigbye, esq.
Cannot wait any longer for Rigbye to come, has made his account to Mr. Kenwicke and left his "particular accountes" with the auditor; asks for his expenses to be considered, mentions expense of sending his man to Lancashire when he hoped to get a patent from /the Earl of Derby/ for the stewardship and bailiwick (unsuccessful); could not make his account at Michaelmas "by reason of the sicknes"; mentions Mr. Dowlie; could get no rental to help him in collecting the rents; was told not to meddle with Baker of Halse, mentions Mr. Moore and --- Bastion; now - Desborowe has been appointed bailiff; writer has gone round the district to see what is being refused and why, Earl of Derby's "liberties being so discontinued and dissusedly left by Foser" /Foster/; also found some records relating to "my lordes suite for Halse"
h Arrears
/King's Sutton hundred/
Visus Compoti for each year
i Of --- bailiff
Brackley /1590 - 1592/
j Of James Kenwick, bailiff
King's Sutton /manor/ and Astrop /up to 1593/

Accounts and Rentals for Brackley and Halse, and King's Sutton hundred 1591 - 1690, with one reference to Sibford Gower, Oxon., 1651-1654  [no ref. or date]

Brackley and Halse manor with Syresham Hatch 1591-1669  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 280  1630

Contents:
1591
Rental
Brackley manor and other hereditaments in Northants leased by Henry Earl of Derby to Henry Earl of Kent.
Copy

[no title]  E(B) 281  Michaelmas 1604

Contents:
Rental
Brackley and Halse

[no title]  E(B) 282  Michaelmas 1612 - Michaelmas 1613

Contents:
Rental
"Sir John Egertons land in Bracklye", endorsed "Brackley towne Rentes", and also "Att Woodford" and "At Spratton"

[no title]  E(B) 283  1622

Contents:
Rental
Brackley manor

[no title]  E(B) 284  22 May 1622

Contents:
Rental
Sir John Egerton's land in Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 285  27 February 1622, 1623

Part missing

Contents:
Rental
Halse /gives names of fields and closes/

[no title or date]  E(B) 286

Contents:
Rental
Brackley Manor

[no title]  E(B) 287  19 October 1625

Torn

Contents:
Rental
Brackley and "Syshame Hache" /Syresham hatch/

[no title]  E(B) 288  25 March 1626
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Rental
Brackley and Syresham Hatch

[no title]  E(B) 289  10 May 1630

Contents:
Rental
Brackley manor and Syresham Hatch

[no title]  E(B) 290  29 Sept 1632

Parchment

Contents:
Rental
/Brackley?/

[no title]  E(B) 291  7 May 1640

Contents:
Rental
Brackley manor and Syresham Hatch.

[no title]  E(B) 292  Lady Day and May Day 1649
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Rental
Halse manor

[no title]  E(B) 293  25 March 1654

Contents:
Rental and Notes
Brackley manor
Includes notes on agreed rents, on fines and services, and on tenants' cows /on the common?/

[no title]  E(B) 294  19 May 1654

Contents:
Rental
Brackley "towne" rents, fines and services agreed with John Halsey and to commence following Michaelmas.

[no title]  E(B) 295  5 May 1658 relates to half year ending Michaelmas 1657

Contents:
Rental and Disbursements
Brackley manor and Syresham Hatch

[no title]  E(B) 296  Michaelmas 1658

Contents:
Rental
Brackley and Syresham Hatch

Note: See also No. E(B) 320.


[no title]  E(B) 297  26 June 1662 relates to half year ending Michaelmas 1661

Contents:
Rental and Disbursements
Brackley manor and Syresham Hatch.

[no title]  E(B) 298  Michaelmas 1662

Contents:
Rental and Disbursements
Brackley manor and Syresham Hatch

[no title]  E(B) 299  Michaelmas 1662, Lady Day 1663, Michaelmas 1663, Lady Day 1664

Contents:
Rental
Brackley manor and Syresham Hatch

[no title]  E(B) 300  Lady Day 1663

Contents:
Rental
Brackley manor

Note: See also Nos E(B) 310, 311, 321-324.


Brackley borough 1612 - 1672 See also No. E(B) 282  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 301  16 November 1632

Contents:
Rental
Brackley borough; rents for encroachments on waste.

[no title]  E(B) 302  12 November 1634/possibly/1633/

Contents:
Rental
As preceeding rental

[no title]  E(B) 303  Michaelmas 1636

Contents:
Rental
As preceeding.

[no title]  E(B) 304  14 December 1636

Contents:
Rental
As preceeding.

[no title]  E(B) 305  28 December 1637

Contents:
Rental
As preceeding

[no title]  E(B) 306  13 December 1639

Contents:
Rental
As preceeding

[no title]  E(B) 307  Michaelmas 1649

Contents:
Rental
As preceeding

Note: See also No. E(B) 294


[no title]  E(B) 308  Michaelmas 1662 and Michaelmas 1663

Contents:
Rental
As preceeding

[no title]  E(B) 309  Michaelmas 1662 and Michaelmas 1663

Contents:
Rental
Brackley borough: rents for butchers' shambles, and cottagers' "boone" hens. /Note: the latter were commuted for./

[no title]  E(B) 310  Lady Day 1663

8 pages

Contents:
Accounts
Of Griffin Carter, bailiff
King's Sutton hundred
Brackley manor and Syresham Hatch
Brackley: rents for incroachments on waste and for butchers' shambles, and cottagers' hens.

[no title]  E(B) 311  Michaelmas 1663, Lady Day 1664

8 pages

Contents:
Accounts
Of Griffin Carter, bailiff
King's Sutton hundred /Lady Day 1664/
Brackley manor and Syresham Hatch
Brackley: rents for incroachments on waste and for butchers' shambles, and cottagers' hens /Michaelmas 1663/

Note: See also No. E(B) 323.


[no title]  E(B) 312  Michaelmas 1662 - Michaelmas 1672

Parchment.

Contents:
Rental
Brackley borough: rents for butchers' shambles, and cottagers' hens.

[no title]  E(B) 313  Michaelmas 1690

Contents:
Rental
Brackley borough: rents for incroachments on waste.

[no title]  E(B) 314  Michaelmas 1664 - Michaelmas 1669

Contents:
Respites
/Brackley borough: rents for butchers' shambles, and cottagers' hens/.

Brackley town lands 1650, 1656 and later  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 315  1650 and 1656, with eighteenth century notes added; /Eighteenth century copy?/

Contents:
Rentals
/Brackley/ town lands.

King's Sutton hundred 1612-1669 See also No. E(B) 282  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 316  25 March 1631

Contents:
Accounts
King's Sutton hundred

[no title]  E(B) 317  29 September 1632

Parchment Part missing.

Contents:
Rental
King's Sutton hundred: certainties and fines.

[no title]  E(B) 318  1651 - 1654

Contents:
Accounts
Of John Elliotte "For my honored Freind Mr. Georg Smallman"
King's Sutton hundred; mentions "Sibfordgore" /Sibford Gower, Oxon./

[no title]  E(B) 319  Lady Day 1654

Contents:
Accounts
Of John Elliott, bailiff
King's Sutton hundred.

[no title]  E(B) 320  Michaelmas 1660

Contents:
Accounts and Rental
King's Sutton hundred /accounts/
Brackley manor and Syresham Hatch /rental/.

[no title]  E(B) 321  Michaelmas 1662, Lady Day 1663, Michaelmas 1663 and Lady Day 1664

Contents:
Accounts
Of Griffin Carter, bailiff
King's Sutton hundred
Brackley manor.

Note: See also Nos. E(B) 310 and 311


[no title]  E(B) 322  Michaelmas 1664, Lady Day 1665, Michaelmas 1665, Lady Day 1666

Contents:
Accounts
Of Griffin Carter, bailiff
King's Sutton hundred: certainties and fines
Brackley manor

[no title]  E(B) 323  Lady Day and Michaelmas 1665

Contents:
Accounts
Of Griffin Carter
Brackley and Halse manors; includes rents for encroachments and for butchers' shambles, and cottagers' hens.

[no title]  E(B) 324  Michaelmas 1664, Lady Day and Michaelmas 1665 - 1669

Contents:
Accounts
Of Griffin Carter, bailiff
King's Sutton hundred
Brackley manor.

Note: 2 sheets.


Lands in Halse 1612 - 1647  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 325  no date

Contents:
Rental
/No place indicated - Halse?/

[no title]  E(B) 326  Michaelmas 1642 to May Day 1647

Contents:
Rental
/Halse/: "Sanders feeles", "hayne mead" and lands beside "ould parke".

[no title]  E(B) 327  no date

Contents:
Rental
/Halse/: "Sanders feeles", "Heath hill" and "Berry Meades".

[no title]  E(B) 328  16 November 1612

Contents:
Accounts
Of Gabryell Stevens
"Halse groundes": ditching, hedging etc.

[no title]  E(B) 329  24 March 1624

Contents:
Accounts
Of George Smalman
/Halse/: "sander feeldes" and "hayne meadowe"

[no title]  E(B) 330  3 December 1640 - 8 December 1641

28 pages.

Contents:
Accounts
Of George Smalman
"Halse Groundes", including "sanders fieldes", "hayne meade", "old parke", "the wild": stock sales; hedging, draining; expenses at various fairs including Brackley fair; "for Windinge of the Woole" £2. 2s.; etc.

[no title]  E(B) 331  25 and 27 March 1642

8 pages.

Contents:
Accounts
Halse: "sanders feeldes", "hayne meade" "old parke", "Cradgborowe" and "the wyld": cattle etc. Mentions Mr. Thomas Egerton.

[no title]  E(B) 332  Lady Day March 1643, "received" 28 August 1647

Contents:
Accounts
/Halse/: "sanders feeles", "ould parke", "wyld" and "Cradgborowe": stock. Note added: "I wente from bracks brackley into Shropshire and lefte the stocke then Remayinge In the Chardge of John Plasteed and John Carpenter".

Note: See also Nos. E(B) 594 and E(B) 595


[no title]  E(B) 333  25 March 1646 - Lady Day 1647

24 pages

Contents:
Accounts
Of John Plasteede
"Halse Groundes"

[no title]  E(B) 334  25 March 1646 - 26 March 1647, "received" 28 August 1647

8 pages

Contents:
Accounts
/Halse/: "Sanders feeldes" and "hayne meade": cattle.

Woods 1640 - 1646  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 335  December 1640 - 28 April 1641

10 pages.

Contents:
Accounts
Earl's Wood: wood sale; wages paid to -- Norton and John Presawell; hedging, ditching.

[no title]  E(B) 336  12 February 1641 - 15 December 1646

20 pages.

Contents:
Accounts
Earl's Wood, Whistley Wood, woods at Syresham Hatch: Wood sales; felling; wages of Thomas Stutsfeele and William Norton "for lockinge /looking/ to the woodes"; blue cloth for John Ellyotte's new coat; etc.

[no title or date]  E(B) 337

8 pages.

Contents:
Accounts
Of John Plasteed
Buttockspire Wood: wood sales; various disbursements.

[no title]  E(B) 338  1646

Contents:
Accounts
Of John Pla/steed/
Wood sales.

Stray Rental for Gaddesden etc., 1666  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 339  1666

10 pages.

Contents:
Rental
Little Gaddesden manor, /Herts/, "Lucyes", manor of "Frithsden", "Nettleden grounds, "/Bucks/ Totternhoe, /Beds/, and Bourne End,/Bucks/

Receipts, etc. 1604 - 1606, 1610, 1619, 1662 - 1669  [no ref. or date]

Rents and other income 1663 - 1669  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 340  16 July 1663

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £23 rents and arrears of Brackley manor.

[no title]  E(B) 341  20 December 1663

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £10 rents and arrears of Halse manor.

[no title]  E(B) 342  2 December 1663, 16 January 1663/1664 and 24 February 1663/1664

Contents:
Receipts
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For 20s., £16, and 10s. rents of Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 343  1 December 1664

Contents:
Receipt
Thomas Bamford
To Gryffin Carter
For £12 "for my Lord of Bridgwatres use".

[no title]  E(B) 344  28 March 1665

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £5. 18s. arrears of Brackley town.

[no title]  E(B) 345  16 May 1665

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £12.14s. rents and arrears of Brackley manor.

[no title]  E(B) 346  22 November 1665

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £6.17.5d. due to Earl of Bridgewater through suicide of Elizabeth Pease late of Brackley*

Note: * Note see also nos. E(B) 351, 548 and 623.


[no title]  E(B) 347  5 January 1665/1666

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £212s. rents of Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 348  5 January 1665/1666

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For 2s.6d. rents of Brackley town.

[no title]  E(B) 349  7 July 1666

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For 6s.3d. for rents of Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 350  3 January 1666 /1667

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £10 rents of Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 351  1667?

Contents:
Letter
W. Bulmer
To ----
Has received £13 and £12 owed by Mr. Bamford; £5 is due on a bond of John Baldwin to Elizabeth Pease a suicide; has received from Griffin Carter £6. 17s. 5d. due through death of Elizabeth Pease; has received £6 being remainder of money due by John Baldwin to Elizabeth Pease*

Note: * Note: see also nos. E(B) 346, 548 and 623.


[no title]  E(B) 352  1 March 1666 /1667

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For 40s. for Earl of Bridgewater.

[no title]  E(B) 353  1 April 1667

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £3 rents of Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 354  10 June 1667

Contents:
Receipt
John Hall
To Griffin Carter
For £6 rents of ----

[no title]  E(B) 355  20 November 1667

Contents:
Receipt
John Hall
To Gryffin Carter
For £5 "For the Earle of Bridge watres use".

[no title]  E(B) 356  18 January 1667 /1668

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £18. 11s. rents of Brackleytown.

[no title]  E(B) 357  17 June 1668

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Griffin Carter
For £10 rents of Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 358  7 May 1669

Contents:
Receipt
W. Bulmer
To Mr. Griffin Carter
For £10 rents and arrears of Brackley

Bills and receipt for supplies 1629? 1659? 1668-9, 1689?  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 359  May 1659? /or possibly 1629 or 1689

Contents:
Bill
Mr. Smith, stone cutter
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Ashridge, /Herts/
For £23. 0s. 11d., for paving, coping, steps, etc. in kitchen /at Ashridge?/.

[no title]  E(B) 360  1668

Contents:
Bill
----, saddler
/To John Earl of Bridgewater/
For 17s.

[no title]  E(B) 361  8 December 1669

Contents:
Receipt
Thomus Holdeing
To Griffin Carter
For £6 for lime and tile for use of Earl of Bridgewater.

Note: See No. E(B) 359


[no title]  E(B) 362  no date

Contents:
Receipted Bill
Mychaell Chabie, Saddler
To John Earl of Bridgewater
For 4s. 8d.

Quit rents due to Magdalen College 1662 - 1669  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 363  20 December 1662

Contents:
Receipt
John Grafton
To Griffen Carter
For 8d. quit rent due from Mr. Smallman to Magdalen College, /Oxford/.

[no title]  E(B) 364  12 December 1663

Contents:
Receipt
John Grafton
To John Carter
For 8s. /quit rent/ due from Earl of Bridgewater to Magdalen College, /Oxford/. Mentions Sir George Busswell.

[no title]  E(B) 365  3 December 1664

Contents:
Receipt
William Clarke
To Griffin Carter of Brackley
For 8s. due to Magdalen College /Oxford/

[no title]  E(B) 366  2 December 1665

Contents:
Receipt
William Clarke
To Grifen Carter, bailiff
For 8s. chief rent due to Magdalen College, /Oxford/.

[no title]  E(B) 367  6 December 1666

Contents:
Receipt
William Clarke
To Griffen Carter, bailiff
For 8s. chief rent due from Earl of Bridgewater to Magdalen College, /Oxford/.

[no title]  E(B) 368  6 December 1667

Contents:
Receipt
William Clarke
To Griffin Carter
For 8s. chief rent due from Earl of Bridgewater to Magdalen College, /Oxford/.

[no title]  E(B) 369  5 December 1668

Contents:
Receipt
William Clarke, bailiff
To Griffin Carter
For 8s. due to Magdalen College, /Oxford/.

[no title]  E(B) 370  4 December 1669

Contents:
Receipt
William Clarke
To Griffin Carter
For 8s. chief rent due from Earl of Bridgewater to Magdalen College, /Oxford/.

Fees for keeping courts 1666 - 1668  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 371  23 May 1666

Contents:
Receipt
Row' Brograve
To John Carter
For 40s. for keeping Earl of Bridgewater's courts.

[no title]  E(B) 372  11 May 1667

Contents:
Receipt
John Knight, servant to Mr. Rowland Brograve
To Griffiffin /sic/ Carter
Witness: William Williames
40s. for keeping Earl of Bridgewater's courts.

[no title]  E(B) 373  26 May 1668

Contents:
Receipt
R. Brograve
To Griffin Carter
For 40s. for keeping Earl /of Bridgewater/'s courts.

Sheriff's yield 1604 - 1669  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 374  10 October 1604

Torn.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Receipt
Robert Preerce, undersheriff /of Northamptonshire/ to John Chappell, bailiff of King's Sutton hundred
For - sheriff's yield /due from King's Sutton hundred/.

[no title]  E(B) 375  March 1605
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Receipt
Thomas Pilkington, lately undersheriff of Northamptonshire to John Chappell, bailiff of King's Sutton hundred
For £4. 16d. certainty of King's Sutton hundred

[no title]  E(B) 376  5 March 1606
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Receipt
Robert Hickes
To John Chappell, bailiff of King's Sutton hundred
For £4. 16d. Sheriff's yield.

[no title]  E(B) 377  28 July 1662

Contents:
Receipt
Henry Cooper of Northampton
To Griffin Carter, bailiff to Earl of Bridgewater
For £4. 16d. sheriff's yield.

[no title]  E(B) 378  25 August 1663

Contents:
Receipt
Philip Style, undersheriff /of Northamptonshire/
To Griffin Carter
For £4. 1s. 4d. sheriff's yield.

[no title]  E(B) 379  22 August 1664
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Receipt
Theod' Creue, lately undersheriff /of Northamptonshire/
To Griffin Carter
For £4. 16d. /sheriff's yield/

[no title]  E(B) 380  31 May 1665

Contents:
Receipt
Phil' Style
To Griffin Carter
For £4. 16d. sheriff's yield

[no title]  E(B) 381  12 June 1666
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Receipt
John Wine, lately undersheriff /of Northamptonshire/
To Griffine Carter /?/
For £4. 16d.

[no title]  E(B) 382  1 May 1667

Contents:
Receipt
H. Cooper
To Griffin Carter, bailiff
For £4. 1s. 4d. sheriff's yield.

[no title]  E(B) 383  19 May 1668

Contents:
Receipt
Samuel Leete
To ---
For £4. 1s. 4d. /sheriff's/ yield.

[no title]  E(B) 384  April 1669

Contents:
Receipt
Jo' Brograve
To John Carter
£4. 1s. 4d. sheriff's yield

Other items E(B) 1610, 1613  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 385  Easter Term 1610

Contents:
Accounts
"Charges in the discharging the yssues lost out of Brackley the yeare of Mr. Thomas Chuns his sherivalty... discharged in Easter-tearme 1610 per Kirckland".

[no title]  E(B) 386a  29 October 1613

Contents:
Letter of Attorney
Sir John Egerton
To James Kirckland his "servaunt"
To receive from Hanniball Horsey and Manasses Cowper gents £168 owed by them in bond to Thomas Yorke late of Brackley gent, and eschaeted to Sir John Egerton by felony and flight of Yorke. /Many endorsements/

[no title or date]  E(B) 386b

Contents:
Memorandum
By J. Kirkland that he attended on 1 Nov. 1613 at dwelling house of Henry Wright of Banbury, Oxon., from 3 o'clock until after 5 p.m., with above bond and that Horsey and Cowper failed to tender the money.
Witnesses: Henry Wright, Robeart Bentley.

SURVEYS, PARTICULARS, ETC., 1590 - 1654  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
/These surveys etc. fall into natural groups according to the purposes for which they were made; they are arranged in these groups and not in order of place or date./

[no title]  E(B) 387  9 December 1590

Contents:
Particular
Taken by Mr. Beniamyn Pygott, Mr. George Fylh and Gyles Blofeld
"The Eagle" farm/ in Brackley/ tenant Alyce Stevens, widow, rent 40s.

[no title]  E(B) 388  no date /c.1590?

Contents:
Survey
Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 389  1590 and 21 September 1611

Contents:
Survey and Notes
Brackley and Halse "old notes....... 1590" /copy?/ and notes 1611 on possible increases in rents and fines, improvements etc; mentions "Swillingtons landes", "Goldwell" close, "Taniterclose", "Saunders feild", "neath hill", "somefeild" and "bruefeeld".

[no title]  E(B) 390  no date

Contents:
Survey
No place mentioned. /Halse?/

[no title]  E(B) 391  no date

Contents:
Survey
Halse.

[no title]  E(B) 392  10 January 1596

4 folios.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Particular
Halse manor; mentions "The house late a chappell", "The highe halle and wolle house", "the weild", etc. King's Sutton and Astrop manor - Indicates how both properties were divided "for the thirdes".

[no title]  E(B) 393  no date

Contents:
Valuation
By Sir Thomas Chamberlayne
Halse and Brackley
King's Sutton hundred.
See also nos. E(B) 63 and E(B) 184.

[no title]  E(B) 394  no date

Contents:
Valuation
Halse and Brackley
King's Sutton hundred.

[no title]  E(B) 395  no date /c.February 1601

Contents:
/Endorsed 1637/
Survey
Halse manor: gives Countess /of Derby/'s part and Earl's part
King's Sutton hundred
Brackley: encroachments, toll and stallage.

[no title]  E(B) 396  February 1601

Contents:
Survey
Halse manor: gives /Countess of Derby's/ part and /Earl's/ part.

[no title]  E(B) 397  February 1601

Contents:
Survey
Similar to preceeding.

[no title]  E(B) 398  undated

Contents:
25 - 27 February 1601.
Survey
By Richard Bankes
Halse manor: gives /Countess of Derby's/ part and /Earl's/ part.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 399  1654

Contents:
Valuation
Brackley: cottages and appurtenances held of Earl of Bridgewater.

[no title]  E(B) 400  no date

Contents:
Notes
Brackley: cottages Etc.

[no title]  E(B) 401  no date

Contents:
Survey
Halse.

[no title]  E(B) 402  no date

Contents:
Survey
Halse
Brackley and woods.

[no title]  E(B) 403  5 July 1612

Contents:
Letter and Calculations
Jo' Luke "Annubles"
To Sir John Egerton, Ashridge, /Herts./
Cannot send presentment about "those that abused the waters" as it is in the custody of "him, that deals under me, whoe is now at London". The spare paper on this letter has been used for calculations re King's Sutton parsonage, signed "John E.ge": it is not apparent whether there is any connection between letter and calculations.

[no title]  E(B) 404  16 December 1613

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Chamberlyne, "Wickham" to Sir John Egerton, York House, /London/
Has examined Brett's particular of King's Sutton parsonage; calculations about purchase; would like addressee to have it as "an entrance and earnest" into King's Sutton manor, once part of Stanley estates: "I have a revenging eye against the Purchasor* that bought it, being a Capitall enimye to the younge Ladies" /Stanley heiresses/; fears the next seven years will be unprofitable as regards Brackley woods.

Note: * Note: Richard Kenrick purchased King's Sutton manor from William Earl of Derby in 1597-1598


[no title]  E(B) 405  no date /c. 1613

Contents:
Memoranda
/By/ Thomas Chamberlyn
To ascertain tenths; to discover way of discharging annuity of Sir Robert Johnson and his lady; also "To have a care that no assurance passe of the Mannour of Evensham under the greate seale whereby any estate thereof setled by acte of parliament may be altered". Eynsham, Oxon.

[no title]  E(B) 406  no date /c. 1613

Contents:
Particular
King's Sutton glebe, tithes, manor, also mentions Astrop and Charlton.

[no title]  E(B) 407  no date /c. 1613

Contents:
Notes
/By Sir John Egerton?/
"Upon Consideracion of the Particular and Mr' Chamberlayne his letter"; discusses price.

[no title]  E(B) 408  30 December 1613

Contents:
Letter
Sir Robert Brett, Charing Cross. /London/
To Sir John Egerton
Asking for an answer about King's Sutton manor and parsonage, as has had no answer to previous letter.

[no title]  E(B) 409  31 December 1613

Contents:
Letter
John Egerton, Ashridge
To /Sir Robert Brett/
Refers to previous correspondence, would have to borrow money from his father to buy King's Sutton; thinks price too high; thanks addressee for offer.
Draft

[no title]  E(B) 410  no date /c. 1613 - 1616

Contents:
Notes
Signed Kirckland
Arguing price is too high. Note added /? by Sir John Egerton/ submitting argument "for you to peruse and thinke upon untill I see you".

[no title]  E(B) 411  18 March 1615 /1616

Contents:
Letter
Sir Robert Brett, Charing Cross, /London/
To Richard Cartwright, esq.
Projected purchase of King's Sutton parsonage and manor by Sir John Egerton called off because Sir Robert Johnson demanded too much for his annuity; now hopes this difficulty is solved.

[no title]  E(B) 412  20 March 1615 /1616

Contents:
Valuation
/King's Sutton/ tithes, etc.

[no title]  E(B) 413  no date

Contents:
Particular
Farm in Astrop in King's Sutton, late Odell's.

[no title]  E(B) 414  no date

Contents:
As no. E(B) 413 above
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 415  no date

Contents:
As no. E(B) 413 above

[no title]  E(B) 416  no date

Contents:
Valuation
Property as in no. E(B) 413 above.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 417  no date

Contents:
As no. E(B) 416 above

[no title]  E(B) 418  no date

Contents:
Notes
Property as in no. E(B) 413 above, "now lately bought by Sir Richard Ingoldesby".

LEASES, ETC. 1611 - 1686  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 419  21 September 1611

Torn.

Contents:
Notes
"Kirchlands directions"
Re Brackley and Halse; "Saunders feild", "Heath Hill", "Home close" and Townefeild"; mentions new lessees, division of "Saunders feild" into 3 parts, increased rents, improvement; mentions leases to Watkins and Yardley.

[no title]  E(B) 420  undated
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
29 September 1611
Bond
John Wighte of Brackley, butcher and William Wighte of Brackley, butcher to John Egertoun, Knight
For £300, for payment of rent of £145 p.a. for "Sandersfeild" in Halse for 6 years, to be paid at "dwelling house of Gabriell Stevens gent, formerly knowne by the name of the Eagle, in Brackley"
Draft or copy.

[no title]  E(B) 421  no date /c.1616

Contents:
Memoranda
Re Halse leases.

[no title]  E(B) 422  undated/ received 12 June 1616

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Bethams
/To Sir John Egerton?/
Offers £240 p.a. rent for lands in Halse. Would like answer soon as can "provyde for me Cattle accordingely".

[no title]  E(B) 423  29 June 1616

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Bethams, Rowington, /Warcs./
To Sir John Eggerton, York House, /London/
Seeks signification in writing about Halse lease so as can 'dispose of my cattle and busynes'. Wishes to remain tenant especially because 'woulde not have the worlde thinke but that I have deserved soe to continue'.

[no title]  E(B) 424  3 July 1616

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Betham Rowington, /Warcs/ to Mr. Kyrkelande', York, House, /London/
Understands Sir John Eggerton is willing to continue the Halse lease; accepts same.

[no title]  E(B) 425  25 November 1617

Parchment
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Bond
Richard Butler of Halse, yeoman and Walter Townsende of Hinton /-in-the-Hedges/, yeoman
To John Egerton
For £200, for payment of rent and performance of covenants.

[no title]  E(B) 426  8 October 1619

Contents:
Agreement
Walter Townsend
/With John Earl of Bridgewater/
For lease of "Saunders Feild" in Halse during same term as Townsend and Richard Butler hold other lands in Halse, for £145 p.a., Townsend to ditch and hedge, and not to plough without leave.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 427  8 October 1619

Contents:
Agreement
Walter Townsend
With --- Kirkland

[no title]  E(B) 428  25 March 1622

Seals.

Contents:
Notice
Walter Townsend of Hinton /-in-the-Hedges/ yeoman and Joane Butler, sole executrix of Richard Butler
Intend to surrender lease by
John Earl of Bridgewater and Francis his wife to Richard Butler and Townsend of housing and "HeineFielde Meadowes" and Greatworth Mead in Halse.
On dorse: Similar
Re "Saunders Field".
Also 1621
Notes
"Concerning buissines that I have with my.... Lord about Halse groundes"
About a bond for £200 for payment of £117 in Court of Wards, now in hands of Mr. Green, undersheriff last year; about payment of tithes in kind and expenses of law suit /see nos. E(B) 500 - E(B) 502/; Mayor of Brackley demands a payment from Halse towards cost of conveying prisoners taken in Brackley borough to Northampton and threatens to distrain for it, but Halse previously paid not "with the burrow but with old towne", so writer refused; Earl/of Bridgewater/ promised writer 6 loads of thorns when entered on "Sanders feild" "and never had but fower loades".

[no title]  E(B) 428a  25 March 1622

Contents:
As no. E(B) 428 above
Copy, without additional notes.

[no title]  E(B) 429  23 October 1625

Contents:
Petition
Alice Hilton, widow, of Wollaston
To /John Earl of Bridgewater/
To remain tenant /? at Wollaston/
With Answer "in my wainscote Dyning chamber," Ashridge 26 October 1625
/John Earl of Bridgewater
To Alice Hilton/
Petitioner and her daughter-in-law may remain joint tenants at will unless they marry.

[no title]  E(B) 430  21 September 1635

Contents:
Notes
Of sums paid by George Smalman as fine for the "Egle" farm in Brackley /leased/ for 3 lives.

[no title]  E(B) 431  1 March 1654 /1655

2 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Thomas Backhouse of Brackley, yeoman
Messuage in the middle of the High Street, Brackley, adjoining stable in tenure of 2
For 21 years, for £10 fine, and £5. 5s. and 2 hens or 1s. p.a.; lessee to repair.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 432  1 March 1654 /1655

4 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Henry Cadle of Brackley, yeoman
Cottage on East side of street opposite the Cross, with yard and backside and close shooting towards "the Grove" with common, in Brackley, previously held by --- Mathewes
For 21 years, for 40s. fine, and 40s. and 2 hens or 1s. p.a.; lessee to repair, to plant one oak, ash or elm yearly.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 433  1 March 1654 /1655

2 folios. Damaged.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Timothy Perkins of Canons Ashby, clerk /substituted for Francis Backehouse of Brackley borough, widow, crossed out/
Messuage and garden on west of street a little above the Cross, and a close c. 1/8 acre leading into Brackley field, with common
For 21 years, for £20 fine, and 10s. and 2 hens or 1s. p.a.; lessee to perform services, repair, plant one oak, ash or elm yearly, not to impede inclosure or improvement of commons or waste; not to assign except to Frances Backhouse or her children or by will.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 434  1 March 1654 /1655

2 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Margery Woodwoard of Brackley, widow
Cottage in lane, near St. Peter's Church next to "Elme close" on the South
For 21 years, for 2s. 6d., and 2 hens or 1s. p.a.; lessee to repair.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 435  13 June 1655

4 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Edward Butler of Halse, yeoman
Messuage and parcels of land, meadows and pasture, including part of "Townefeilde alias the Home ground" adjoining "the Haynefeild", "little Corne close" adjoining "Parsonsfeild", "Lovedayes ground", "the further end of the Corne close", "Bates his ground" adjoining "Haynefeild" and Farthinghoe grounds, "the Rame close" adjoining Greatworth field, part of "Hill ground" and "Neither ground" adjoining "Bates his ground", in Halse
For 21 years, for £627. 10s. fine, and £120. 2s. p.a.; lessee to perform services; provision re amount to be ploughed.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 436  13 June 1655

4 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Thomas Butler of Radstone, yeoman
The south part of "the Wilde" in Halse for 21 years, for £220 fine, and £22. 12s. p.a.; lessee to perform services; provision re amount to be ploughed.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 437  13 June 1655

4 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Peter Townesend of Boddington, yeoman
Close (pasture) called "Heyne feild", "the longe Meadow next Farthinge now divided into two " and Greatworth meadow, in Halse
For 21 years, for £420 fine, and £90 p.a., lessee to perform suit and services; provision re amount to be ploughed.
Draft

[no title]  E(B) 438  1655

4 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 John Bland of Halse, yeoman
Messuage inhabited by 2 and cottage inhabited by his shepherd or servant, the North part of "the Old parke", "the upper Cragborough", "the Neither Cragborough" next to Greatworth, part of "the Hill ground and Neither grounde", /in Halse/
For 21 years, for £950 fine, and £121 p.a.; lessee to perform suit and services; provision re amount to be ploughed
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 439  1655

4 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Nathanael Blencow of Halse, gent.
Messuage, "close or pightel" called "the stone close", part of "the Home ground" alias "the Towne feild", part of "the Corne close" next to "the Home ground", "Parsons feild" (pasture), "the Rame Close" next to "Parsons feild", and part of "the further Corne Close" next to "Parsons feild", in Halse
For 21 years, for £535 fine, and £70 p.a.; lessee to perform suit and services, provision re amount to be ploughed.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 440  1655

5 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Mathew Mashburne of Whitfield, yeoman
"Home ground", "Middle ground", "upper close" on South of "the olde parke" and Northern part of "the Wilde" (all pasture), and 2 closes below the coppice there, in Halse
For 21 years, for £720 fine, and £96 p.a.; lessee to perform services and to repair; provision re amount to be ploughed.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 441  1655

4 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Richard Painter of Brackley, yeoman
"Barne close" and "Barne close meadow" (all meadow and pasture), in Halse.
For 21 years, for £50 fine, and £ --- p.a.; lessee to perform suits and services, provision re amount to be ploughed. Note in margin adds: lessee not liable for expenses of quartering soldiers.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 442  1655

5 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Thomas Phillips of Brackley, yeoman
Messuage, "Hill ground", "the litle Pightell", "Goosam Meadow", "Furse Hills" and "Brackley close" (some once part of "Heathy Hills" now divided), in Halse
For 21 years, for £360 fine, and £46. 13s. 4d. p.a.; lessee to perform suit and services; provision re amount to be ploughed.
Draft

[no title]  E(B) 443  1655

5 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Thomas Reynolds of Marston St. Lawrence, yeoman
"Berry Meads", "the Rame close" (adjoining), and "Home ground" (pasture), in Halse
For 21 years, for £267. 10s. fine, and £35 p.a.; lessee to perform suit and services; provision re amount to be ploughed.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 444  17 February 1661 /1662

4 folios.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Thomas Phillips of Brackley, woolman
Messuage on west side of street opposite the Town Hall, and next to the "Comon Lane", "Goldwell Close" (2 acres) and "Tenter Close" (3 roods), in Brackley, previously occupied by John Bridgewater, yeoman
For 21 years, former lease having been surrendered, for £30 fine, and £10 p.a.; for first 7 years, £15 p.a. for remaining years; provision re amount to be ploughed.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 445  "received" 26 April 1664

Contents:
Petition
Thomas Phillipps, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Writer is imprisoned for debt, seeks licence to assign lease of lands he holds from Earl, except the farm house where his family lives, to pay debts.

[no title]  E(B) 446  27 April 1664

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
The wife of Thomas Phillyps has asked writer to support his petition /no. E(B) 445 above/ Phillyps has no other way of paying his debts. He is a wool merchant and has 7 children. Mr. Leyl /alias Lisle/ of Evenley has held a court baron for Evenley at which Earl and writer were amerced for non-appearance; writer asks whether he is to pay.

[no title]  E(B) 447  10 August 1671

Signature of * seal missing. Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater*
To 2 Griffin Carter of Brackley, yeoman
Newly built house in Whistley Wood adjoining Crowfield, garden, furze on Crowfeild common and 40 acres in Whistley Wood.
For 21 years, for £10 p.a., and 10s. per acre for Whistley wood which lessee shall stock; lessee to repair and to plant half the garden with fruit trees.

[no title]  E(B) 448  1675

Contents:
Letter and Notes
Mr. Eddowes
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Halse tenants refuse to pay increased fines and extraordinary taxes, and threaten to "dispose of their Stocks" elsewhere, being offered leases by Lord Crewe, Sir William Pargiter and others. Suggests reduced fines.

[no title]  E(B) 449  no date /c. 1675

Contents:
Notes
Of offers made for leases in Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 450  no date /c. 1675

Contents:
Notes
Of proposals from Halse tenants for renewals of leases.

[no title]  E(B) 451  no date

Contents:
Notes
"The Leases which Mr. Duncombe and I lett att Brackley".

[no title]  E(B) 452  3 May 1686

Signature and seal of * Parchment

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 John Garland of Brackley, gent*
Cottage and close
For 21 years, for £4 fine, and £4 p.a., 1s. p.a. in lieu of services, 20s. heriot; lessee to repair.

[no title]  E(B) 453  undated

3 folios.

Contents:
14 April 1686
Articles of Agreement
Robert Frewen of Brackley, gent.
With Robert Wilkins of Brackley, gent.
To share "the Eagle Farme" in Brackley, lease being promised by steward of John Earl of Bridgewater on expiration of present lease; complicated provisions re division of property and rents.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 454  14 April 1686

Signature and seal of *

Contents:
Bond
Robert Wilkins of Brackley, gent*
To Robert Frewen of Brackley, gent.
For £500, to keep articles of agreement

[no title]  E(B) 455  3 May 1686

Signature of * seal missing. Parchment

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Robert Wilkins the elder of Brackley, gent *
Part of "Eagle Farme" (described), "the Fishwaters" (meadows), "the Little Close" by "Smith Lane", "the Greate Elme Close" and "Little Elme Close", in Brackley and Evenley
For 99 years determinable by lives of John Reynolds of Middleton, /Shropshire/, yeoman, Robert Wilkins the younger of Brackley, gent, son and heir of lessee, and Elizabeth Frewen of Brackley, daughter of Robert Frewen lessee of other part of the farm; lessees to perform suit and services, to pay heriot, to repair.

[no title]  E(B) 456  20 July 1686

Signature and seal of * Parchment.

Contents:
Indenture: Lease
1 John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 Thomas Williams of Brackley, yeoman *
Cottage in Brackley, lately occupied by Mary Percivall, widow
99 years determinable by lives of John, Robert and Mary Williams children of 2, for £3 fine, and £1.10s. p.a., 1s. in lieu of services; lessee to repair.

LAWSUITS, ETC. 1619 - 1668  [no ref. or date]

Strays in Syresham  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 457  Michaelmas term 1621

3 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Copy of Record of Case
Francis Saunders, esq., of Syresham, plaintiff
Ambrose Bourton his attorney,
Against Francis Maior late of Syresham, yeoman, defendant
William Cragge his attorney
For taking /on behalf of Earl of Bridgewater, lord of King's Sutton hundred/ 2 stray colts, value £10, to which plaintiff entitled, in Syresham.

[no title]  E(B) 458  Michaelmas term 1621

2 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Similar to no. E(B) 457 above

[no title]  E(B) 459  no date /1621
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Brief in above Case
Mr. George Crooks, for defendant.

[no title]  E(B) 460  no date /1621

Contents:
Brief in above Case
Mr. Serjeant Harvey, for defendant.

Note: See also No. E(B) 467


[no title]  E(B) 461  no date /1621

Contents:
Brief in above Case
Mr. Miles Hoberte, for defendant.

[no title]  E(B) 462  no date /1621
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Re proofs and witnesses, with many rough notes added.

[no title]  E(B) 463  1621

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Evidence of Thomas Browne of Syresham, gent, John Hannam of Syresham. Frauncis Maoor of Syresham, blacksmith
Tenant of Earl of Bridgewater and tithing man there, and William Palmer of Wing, Bucks., labourer: that there are three lordships in Syresham:- Earl of Bridgewater's, Duchy of Lancaster's and "Leycester hold" belonging to Mr. Saunders (late Mr. Foxley's). Also refers to strays at "Frekendens hould" (belonging to Mr. Peter Andrewes, late Mr. Thornes').

[no title]  E(B) 464  no date /1621

Contents:
Notes on above Case
As above no. E(B) 463 with additional notes mentioning - Parker and Ralph Foster, bailiffs, and Peter Androse and - Browne.

[no title]  E(B) 465  no date /1621

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Re evidence of Thomas Browne of Syresham, and of Dorothye Laurence of Wing Bucks., widow, "being above 100 years old", etc. Also re Mr. Thorne, "the right of the Abbey of Leicester" and - Steere, bailiff of Duchy of Lancaster.

[no title]  E(B) 466  no date /1621

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Re Richard Lampitt, third borough, seizing stray sheep in Syresham for the Earl of Bridgewater, and also a bullock, without being challenged; evidence of William Palmer that he seized 3 heifers for Earl of Derby; evidence of Thomas Dymocke, Edmond Jones and John Wattes.

[no title]  E(B) 467  no date /1621

Contents:
Similar to no. E(B) 466 above
/Inside No. E(B) 460/

[no title]  E(B) 468  17 February 1630 /1631

Contents:
Notes
Re evidence in support of Earl of Bridgewater's claim to suit of court and strays in Syresham "now witheld"; names of tenants of Magdalen College, Oxford who owe suit and service to hundred court /of King's Sutton/ but whom Mistress Saunders compells to attend her court of Syresham; Henry Warren refused to appear at latter; Mr. Saunders sued John Maior's father for impounding 2 colts but "then would not proceed but desired peace".

Cottage in Spratton  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 469  30 September 1622

2 folios

Contents:
Memoranda
"Mr. Copes noate pro domino Bridgwater"
Instructions /to deputy steward/ to inquire at Woodford concerning right of Sir Erasmus Dreedon to hold a court at /West/ Farndon or to have waifs and strays there; to inquire about a stray mare; to inquire at Evenley whether Mr. Lysle anciently kept or lawfully may hold a court there or may have waifs and strays, and to "lerne the instruccions" for suing him for a mare and 2 sheep; to inquire at Spratton whether Mr. Manley was right to hold a Court there and whether he has any title to a cottage of Marke Busshop built on the waste and what became of the indictment at Quarter Sessions.
Also no date /after 11 Oct. 1622
Answers to above
Signed by Nicholas Salter, deputy steward
Sir Erasmus Drydon holds Court Baron in West Farndon; some inhabitants owe suit to "the princes Leete for the honor of "Berkhampstead, rest to Earl of Bridgewater's Court Leet, strays go to Prince or to Earl "friste come, friste servid"; description of stray mare seized first for Earl and then for Sir Erasmus Drydon; Mr, Manley holds Court Leet and Court Baron he has no right to the cottage, it stands on common; the indictment was quashed because wrongly drafted; Evenley court held before instructions arrived so queries cannot be answered until next court.

[no title]  E(B) 470  no date /1624

Contents:
Petition
Marke Bushop
To John Earl of Bridgewater
William Buishop, petitioner's father, erected a cottage about 25 years ago on waste in Spratton field near "the towne end" and attorned tenant to Earl when jury found land was Earl's not town's; Marke Bushop admitted tenant on death of his father; after 4 years Lawrence Manley, pretending a right as lord paramount, ejected him and intruded John Osborne as tenant; those from whom Manley claims have only held Court Baron, Earl of Derby and those claiming from him have held Court leet and Baron at "Kytes hall", Spratton.
Note added requiring further information signed J. Bridgewater, 29 May 1624.

[no title]  E(B) 471  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Maintaining that Earl of Bridgewater is lord paramount; Mr. Beane states that Manley's ancestors bought their right from Mr. Downall who held it by suit of court to "Keyte hall", there is another manor called "Maxes and Ingerbeyes" holding from "Keyte hall"; note about a felon's goods seized; some calculations on dorse.

[no title]  E(B) 472  no date

Contents:
Notes on above Case
By W. Brewe
Marke Bishop was ejected on St. John's Day 1621 and John Fleckno and Ann his wife intruded as tenants to Lawrence Manley, gent., Bishop brought a successful action against latter and Robert Haddon and Nicholas Wills, Constables, and Edward Jarvis; Bishop again ejected on Monday before Michaelmas 23 Sept 1622 and John Osborne intruded; Manley amerced at Earl's leet for it, and for withdrawing Earl's tenants to his own court; Earl's court is "almost extinguished and much cheif rent not paid" "It hath been longe tyme neglected.......Stewards and .....Bayliffs..... have taken what they could, and lett things negligently passe".
Copy.
Also
Opinion
Of R. Mottershed
Earl may recover his right if brings action over the house.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 473  received 20 November 1622

Contents:
Petition
Marke Buishop
To John Earl of Bridgewater
On death of William /Petitioner's father/ petitioner's mother enjoyed the cottage and Manley put in John Flettnell and his wife and 5 children "all sick", petitioner's mother was also sick and said "they would be the death of her"; she died within a week, petitioner inherited and was evicted; petitioner preferred an indictment at Quarter Sessions, jury found defendants guilty, petitioner left indictment to be presented by Mr. Mottershed of Kingsthorpe, attorney, but an error was found in it; Fletnall and wife have since died, 5 children evicted and John Osborne substituted; petitioner asks for a longer lease or else leave to demolish cottage and take the timber and stone.

[no title]  E(B) 474  undated

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Mention that "Beane first told me of this and when I asked Salter and Chapell of it then they could tell me soe but not before"; that Mr. Manley summons Earl of Bridgewater's tenants to "his new erected court, by vertue of his new Patent which he had from me lord Anboney which Mr. Crooke and the rest of the Councell at Northampton are very confident to be worth nothing"; that the other manor has passed to two heiresses and has been divided into "Maxes" and "Ingerbyes"; and other notes.

Strays in Evenley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 475  1 December 1632

Torn.

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Mr. William Lyle of Evenley has demanded restitution of stray cow taken in his manor of Evenley; writer believes Earl has right to waifs, strays and felons 'goods there; cites case of Thomas Yattes of Evenley who killed a bailiff and whose goods writer seized for Earl as lord of hundred of King's Sutton; Mr. Lyle claims that Earl only has a right to strays if his officer seizes them before Mr. Lyle's does.

[no title]  E(B) 476  15 /?/ December 1632

Contents:
Letter
William Noye
To /John/ Earl of Bridgewater
Advising him that whether or not the lord of the manor of Evenley has right to strays is a question of local usage: "as the use is so is the lawe".

[no title]  E(B) 477  no date /1632

Contents:
Memoranda
By Richard Kent, deputy steward
For Earl of Bridgewater
John Hayward seized a stray horse in Spratton for Earl of Bridgewater about a year ago, and was amerced 40s. for so doing by court of manor of Dodford (belonging to John Wirley, esq.) claiming to include part of Spratton. John Loe, bailiff of King's Sutton hundred, seized a stray cow in Evenley; William Lisle claims that he seized it beforehand and threatens to bring an action.

[no title]  E(B) 478  7 May 1638

Contents:
Letter
William Lisle, Evenley
To Mr. George Smaleman, Brackley
Understands addressee has censured his behaviour to Earl of Bridgewater regarding two brothers who have run away for sheep stealing and whose father was writer's servant; One brother now lessee of the father's house built with writer's financial help, so this house is not felon's goods; writer will prove himself owner of waste of Evenley, which Mrs. Haines questioned last year in order to support her case.

Freeboard, waste and trees in Wetley's Wood  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 479  20 April 1659

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Magdalen College, Oxford sent its bailiff to claim freeboard, part of the waste and the trees and bushes on it as belonging to their woods called "Wett Leyes" /Wetley's Wood/ by marking and sealing the 4 best trees on the "Ridinge (or perambulacion way belonging to Brackley)" between Sir Richard Temple's wood and "Wett Leyes". The bailiff claims half of that way and Sir Richard Temple claims the other, which he keeps inclosed. Writer believes Mrs. Sonders and Robert Berry the College's tenant have given information to the College as to its rights.

[no title]  E(B) 480  7 May 1659

Contents:
Letter
/John Earl of Bridgewater/
To Reverend Dr. Goodwin, President of Magdalen College, Oxford
Referring to above incident; "Out of the respect I beare to your selfe and such Societyes,.... I shoulde rather be willing to add, than diminish any of their just rights"; suggests an agreement out of court.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 481  25 May 1659

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Goodwin, Magdalen College, Oxford
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Bridgewater House, /London/
Has received Earl's "amicable letter" and instructed bailiff to stop proceedings pending agreement

Common in Crowfield  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 482  16 November 1662

Contents:
Letter
Richard Painter, Brackley
To --- Bulmer, Barbican, /London/
Will Burnill of Falcutt who has been a common trespasser on the Earl of Bridgewater's ground at "Crowfeilde" has recently taken furze from there. Ought to be prosecuted lest he encourage others. The Mayor of Brackley advizes arresting him at Earl's suit by writ. Writer will have £30. - 40 ready for Earl's use if Mr. Bansford or any other gentleman of the Earl's come to Brackley fair.

[no title]  E(B) 483  3 July 1664

22 folios.

Contents:
Bill of Complaint
John Earl of Bridgewater, plaintiff, in Chancery
V. Thomas Dauncer of Syresham, yeoman
John Dauncer, his son and heir
Robert Cutbeard
John Major
Robert Campen
Thomas Greaves, defendants.
That inhabitants of Syresham during "the late wars and Troubles" turned their cattle into the part of Crowfield (150 acres) appurtenant to plaintiff's manor of Halse and Brackley, which lies next to open fields of Syresham and about 3 miles from Halse and Brackley; now defendants claim right of common there, cut the furze, and have burnt the plaintiff's furze stacks, claim the land lies in Syresham parish and detain the evidences which would shew the true boundaries.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 484  11 December 1664

9 folios. Torn.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Pleas, Answers and Demurrer
Of Thomas Dancer
John Dancer
John Maior
Thomas Greaves
Robert Cutbert
Robert Campion, defendants
To Above Bill of Complaint
Claim the disputed part of Crowfield belongs to the freeholders of Syresham.

[no title]  E(B) 485  9 January 1665 /1666

Contents:
Letter
Richard Cartwright
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Ashridge, /Herts/
Has asked to be appointed Earl's woodward for woods beside Syresham, but has heard that Earl suspects he will be against him in the matter of common in Crowfield; denies this and states he has "got my neborers Ile will because I would not give them a pony /penny/ to mentayne the sutes a genst your Lordshipp"; George French, bailiff to writer's mother ( - Saunders) knows about the manors at Syresham; neighbours threaten to serve writer with a Chancery bill to produce the writings about the manors which are in writer's house; Thomas Dansor, a freeholder, maintains his son-in-law Mr. Trote, a lawyer, for the case in Chancery against Earl.

[no title]  E(B) 486  11 and 26 April 1666

Contents:
Receipted Bills
From William Williams
For £5. 18s. 5d., for drink, tobacco and fire "when Mr. Brograve examined My Lordes wittnesses what they could saye", for paper parchment and wax, for engrossing the depositions, etc.

[no title]  E(B) 487  no date

Contents:
Receipt
R. Brograve
To Griffin Carter
For 40s., "at Brackley at my Lord of Bridgewaters Comission against Inhabitants of Siresham".

[no title]  E(B) 488  1667

2 folios.

Contents:
Notes on Case
For John Earl of Bridgewater, plaintiff
V. Thomas Dadwell, defendant
For breaking into plaintiff's close of pasture called Crowfield, in Brackley, on 1 April 1667 destroying 40s. worth of grass and taking away 100s. worth of furzes; refers to evidence of Richard Painter, John Williams, William Johnson, Ro' Brograve and Francis Burdocke as to Earl's rights etc. The poor of Syresham have been allowed to take furze, to prevent them from taking wood, but now the "farmers" claim the furse, and the soil, though they have never taken any furze previously.

[no title]  E(B) 489  1667

3 folios.

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Re boundary marks and preambulations; Lady Shurley's agents pay 6s. 8d. rent to plaintiff for waifs and strays in Crowfield; etc.

[no title]  E(B) 490  1667

2 folios.

Contents:
Similar to no. E(B) 489 above

[no title]  E(B) 491  1667

2 folios.

Contents:
Similar to No. E(B) 489 above

[no title]  E(B) 492  1667

2 folios.

Contents:
Similar to no. E(B) 489 above

[no title]  E(B) 493  1667

2 folios.

Contents:
Similar to no. E(B) 489 above

[no title]  E(B) 494  1667

2 folios.

Contents:
Similar to no. E(B) 489 above

[no title]  E(B) 495  1667

4 folios.

Contents:
Similar to no. E(B) 489 above
Also
Depositions
Copy
Also
Answer
Of -- Dancer, in Chancery
Copy
Also
List of Witnesses
- All together.

[no title]  E(B) 496  10 September 1668

Contents:
Letter
Edward Butler, Halse
To Mr. Halsey, Ashridge, /Herts./
Went with the jury to view Crowfield "and sheowed them the bounds of our perammulation and all the Crosses belonging unto it" and an old man of Syresham showed them the Syresham ones; boundaries mostly coincide except at the pond near Whistley /Wood/ and Shortgrove /Wood/; jury ask for evidence of witnesses; writers brother Thomas a possible witness, also mayor and aldermen of Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 497  21 September 1668

Contents:
Bill
Griffin Carter
To John Earl of Bridgewater
For £4. 2s., expenses of witnesses at Northampton.

[no title]  E(B) 498  21 September 1668

Contents:
Receipted Bill
Ro' Brograve
To John Earl of Bridgewater
For £12. 19s. 2d., expenses at inn in Northampton

[no title]  E(B) 499  23 October 1668

Decorated initial. Seal missing. Parchment.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Exemplification
Of Judgement of 21 Sept. 1668
For John Earl of Bridgewater
v. Thomas Dadwell late of Syresham, labourer

Tithes in Halse  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 500  1619

Contents:
Notes, etc.
By K ----
Re a suit brought by Dr. Lewis, Vicar of Brackley against Mrs. Watkins for wool and lamb tithes. On enquiry writer found Vicar used not to ask tithes in kind but reckoned to receive as good value by accepting a "Rate" paid by the tenants; writer does not know whether this springs from a modus or a lease; Richard Buttler says Mr. Beckney when Vicar accepted £15 p.a. for Halse, Mr. Walden when Vicar the same; rate raised to £20 when Sir Anthony Cope became tenant of part of "Halse groundes", subsequent tenant Sir Thomas Leigh compounded with Dr. Lewis for 40 marks; Sir Thomas Leigh apportioned the rate between the various tenants and made his own share small - his lands are now Mrs. Watkins'; writer has ordered Mrs. Watkins to pay rate due as advised by Mr. Paynter and according to Mr. Crew's directions has written to Mr. Paynter; writer advises that Earl of Bridgewater should compound with Vicar and charge the tenants for the various grounds as Earl thinks fit.
Also received about 20 Sept. 1619
Copy of Letter
Mr. Paynter
To /Mrs. Watkins/
Will appear for her in case; advises her to pay the rate.
Also 28 Sept. 1619
Copy of Letter
K -, Brackley
To Mr. William Paynter, Northampton
Explaining case.

[no title]  E(B) 501  no date /1619

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Richard Buttler's information re previous compositions.

[no title]  E(B) 502  no date /1619

Contents:
Notes on above Case
Re number of ewes, lambs, cattle and beasts in Halse, and tithes due from them - "And all that is paid ....is but twentie six poundes and a Noble"; the town /Brackley/ pays an additional £7, issuing from 60 households, there are 6 households paying no tithe except their pence at Easter; etc.

Brackley church rate  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 503  no date

Contents:
Letter
William Maior, Mayor of Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Brackley and Earl's tenants at Halse have an agreement to pay half each of all parish charges except those for conveying felons to gaol. Recently there has been some extra expenditure and now Halse refuses to abide by the agreement. Asks Earl to intervene.

[no title]  E(B) 504  21 September 1622, 1 March 1624 /1625/ 1 October 1626, 12 & 16 August 1627, 5 July 1629, and undated

Contents:
Copies of Assessments
For church rate, Brackley, St. Peter's; with added notes.

[no title]  E(B) 505  no date /c. 1663

Contents:
Exceptions in Case and Opinion thereon
Re assessment for Brackley /St. Peter's, church rate/; alleging that Vicar was absent /when assessment was made/; that landholders were overcharged in comparison with householders; Halse landholders were rated at a half or more of the total when used to be rated previously at a third; rate does not specify how much each individual must pay; opinion given that a third should be offered.

[no title]  E(B) 506  5 January 1662 /1663

Contents:
Letter
Nathaniel Blencow
John Bland
Mathew Mashborne and
Edward butler, Halse
To William Bulmer, Ashridge
Writers being Earl's tenants in Halse send particulars of dispute with Brackley over church rate; Halse used to pay a third of the rate, but a half demanded recently; Halse contributed a half once to pay for erecting a gallery for their own use. Last year Brackley again demanded a half and intends to sue for it.

[no title]  E(B) 507  c. 16 January 1664; 16 January 1663 /1664

Contents:
Letter
George Loveday, Mayor of Brackley
Edward Mashborne
William Maior
John Stone
Robert Hilton and
William Williams
To Earl of Bridgewater
As no agreement reached over church rate, is necessary to sue Earl's tenants in Halse, especially as Churchwardens, have repaired church at own expense and expect reimbursement.
Inclosure: Reply
From /John Earl of Bridgewater/, Ashridge
Hoped dispute had been settled as had heard nothing from Mr. Pargiter; desires them not to proceed with case until writer has made enquiries.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 508  4 February 1663 /1664

Contents:
Letter
George Loveday, Mayor of Brackley
Edward Mashborn
Robert Hilton
John Stone
William Maior
William Williams
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Have stopped proceedings in case about church rate and rely on Earl's mediation. Allege that Halse has paid a half since an order made in 1651. Case has been referred to Sir Samuel Danvers, bart. and Robert Pargiter of Greatworth the Earl's steward. Halse pays a half of the taxes.
Inclosure: Order
By John Driden
William Driden
Erasmus Driden
Edward Harby and
John Cartwright, Commissioners for monthly tax for the army
Halse and Brackley to pay half each of church rate. Barties have agreed to pay half each of all other taxes except those for cripples, felons and paupers or those concerning Halse or Brackley individually. Each to receive a separate warrant.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 509a  7 March 1663 /1664

Contents:
Letter
William Pargiter. Northampton
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Bridgewater House, /London/
Mentions a case about Brackley church rate c.1638. Brackley borough has requested writer to draft a charter, writer will ensure that the charter increases the Earl's privileges, and will consult Mr. Halsey.

[no title or date]  E(B) 509b

Contents:
Inclosure: Copies of Documents re Church Rates

[no title]  E(B) 509b/i  Tues. after Trinity /26 May 1635

Contents:
Sessions Order
Brackley to pay two thirds of constables' charges as agreed Oct. 1631 between inhabitants of Brackley borough and George Clarke, Andrew Plessedd and Richard Brande, inhabitants of Halse and old Brackley; the two areas to be rated separately in future.

[no title]  E(B) 509b/ii  Tues. after Epiphany

Contents:
Sessions Order
Confirming no. E(B) 509a above.

[no title]  E(B) 509b/iii  Tues. after Epiphany /11 January 1654

Contents:
Sessions Order
Case referred to arbitration of Sir John Dryden, baronet, Edward Darby and George Benson, esqs.

[no title or date]  E(B) 509b/iv

Contents:
Affidavit
Of Robert Clarke of Eydon, yeoman
Was formerly churchwarden of St. Peter's, Brackley; Halse and old Brackley have paid a third for past 48 years; Mr. Yarly paid 5 nobles p.a. poor rate for the woods he held from Earl of Bridgewater.
Witnesses: Henry Warrin and Andrew Plasteed.

[no title]  E(B) 509b/v  15 March 1629 /1630

All on same sheet.
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Certificate
Of George Loveday, Churchwarden
Addressed to Mr. Stokewell
Churchwardens have resolved after consultation to accept the tender from Halse.

Note: Note: see also nos. E(B) 587, 588 and 616


DOCUMENTS CONCERNING BRACKLEY BOORUGH 1535 - 1536, 1554, 1615 - 1688  [no ref. or date]

Brackley Corporation and charter 1616 - 1688  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 510  no date /1616

Contents:
Notes
On Quo Warranto proceedings against Brackley corporation: privileges to be proved.

[no title]  E(B) 511  no date /1616

Contents:
As no. E(B) 510 above

[no title]  E(B) 512  no date /1616

Contents:
Answers
Of Mayor and Burgesses of Brackley to above.
Claiming by prescription right to have mayor and burgesses chosen by majority vote of burgesses, and two members of Parliament, and to hold a three weeks court (baron) before mayor, burgesses and steward, in name of Sir John Egerton and Phraunces his wife; their court hears only actions of detinue and trespass under 40s. value and its only officers are steward chosen by the lord and bailiff chosen by mayor; claim a common seal; do not know whether able to purchase, alien and sue and be sued "but pray soe to be"; claim to make bye-laws at the leet; claim a market on Wednesday, and fair on St. Andrew's day, profits thereof leased by mayor from lord; fair on Tuesday in Easter week and on St. John's day now disused; had "a Stockhouse only (now decayed) And doe committ offenders for misdemeanoures unto the towne haule being lykewyse built uppon the Towneland (for want of a prison)"; mayor is a Justice of the Peace, holds assize of bread and ale, and weights and measures, and leases from lord court leet, and, until recently, felons' goods; outsiders coming to markets and fairs owe toll and stallage; etc.

[no title]  E(B) 513  1616

Contents:
Notes on Answers
"Mr. J. Chamberleine in aunswere to the Question"
Has searched in the Tower of London and found mention of the mayor and burgesses "but never any graunt", "for how long time they have sent Burgesses to the Parliament I knowe not"; refers to other privileges as in no. E(B) 512 above.

[no title]  E(B) 514  4 June 1616

Seal of corporation.*

Contents:
Letter
Robert Hilton, Mayor of Brackley
And 29 burgesses /named/
To Sir John Egerton
Asking him to "undertake the Reestablishing and perfecting of our Corporacion.....in such sort..... as in..... your Honours Wysedome..... shalbe..... thought fytt".

Note: * Note: this is the old seal of the corporation derived from the crest of the Stanleys.


[no title]  E(B) 515  received 16 November 1616

Contents:
Petition
Mayor and burgesses of Brackley to Sir John Egerton
As some of the privileges queried in the Quo Warranto concern his rights, and as corporation is "unable to undertake or undergoe, the defence and discharge of the said business", ask him to take over the matter and if he thinks fit, procure a confirmation or a new charter; corporation is "very poore" but will contribute as much as possible towards expenses.

[no title]  E(B) 516  9 April 1621

Remains of seal of corporation.

Contents:
Letter
Robert Hilton, Mayor of Brackley
Robert Clarke
William Maior
Robert Bradford
Georg Lovday
Patrick Barret
Richard Maior
Thomas Loveday
William Backhouse
Th' Cadell
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, London.
"A great parte of the three and thirty /burgesses/ ....since our Maiors and some of our being with you at Barbican house, cannot be drawne by our poore authority somuch as to give us meeting or to afford us any other furtherance towards the renuying of our Charter, but reproachfull wards, in guerdon of some of our great paines and chardges, whose evyll example having made the whole towne lyke themselves. we therfore whose names are underwrytton being desirous ever to be reputed or rather actually to be your Lordships obedient servantes and tennantes; do now promise for our owne perticulars to give fifty powndes towardes the regayning of our Lost lybertyes" and ask Earl to contribute the rest, otherwise they will have to disclaim their corporation because of the expense.

[no title]  E(B) 517  no date /c. 1629
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Notes
Endorsed: "About the College Priveledges, and Mr. Noy's Opinion"
About attempt by the Mayor of Brackley and the "townesmen" to prove that the royalties of Brackley belong to Magdalen College, Oxford by virtue of charters, cited, of Edward I and Edward /III/ granted to St. John's Hospital, now /Magdalen/ College, Brackley, and not to Earl of Bridgewater "whose graunt (if any be) is said to be Later"; the Mayor etc. hope that in one of the charters "hominibus suis" "will not only extend to the Hospitall or Colledg servants, but to theire Tenauntes, nor only to that Tenaunt who dwells in the farme adioyneing vidilecet Mr. Frain, but also to all the Colledg Tenaunts in the Towne, nor only to all the Colledg Tenauntes in the Towne who hold by Lease from the Colledg, but also to all freeholders all the Earle of Bridgewaters Tenauntes and all whatsoever who paid any quit rent to the Colledg (as they say all doe) which if that will extend so Largely then wee care not for my Lord of Bridgewater But his Officors shall into Starre- Chamber for usurpinge upon us. otherwise Mr. Maiour is overthrowen horse and foote. Cum hominibus suis". Further notes re later exemplifications, relevance of statute 18 Eliz I c. 2 as to renewal of patents for bodies politic, etc.; refers to a charter of 1191 - 1192 or 1192 - 1193 granting to Brackley borough toll, stallage and "manie other freedomes and priviledges".

Note: Note: see also no. E(B) 587


[no title]  E(B) 518  29 October 1629

Contents:
Letter
William Noye
To John Earl of Bridgewater
The charters of franchises and liberties to the hospitalers of St. John prove nothing against what the Earl can prove by court rolls to have been the custom; the "accompt after the dissolution" should be examined to see whether they held of Lords of Brackley, also the claims made in eyre; will advize Mr. Evans where to search. Sir Thomas Penruddock has a book relating to the Hospitalers which Earl might borrow.

[no title]  E(B) 519  no date /c. 1629?
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Extract
From Charter of 1535 - 1536/ and from Confirmation of same of 24 Jan. 1562/ to St. John's Hospital /now passed to Magdalen College, Oxford/
Granting chattels of fugitives and felons among their tenants, and amercements of their men; disuse of these liberties not to invalidate them; confirmation mentions exemption from suit of hundred court, wapentake, shrieval aids, hidage, view of frankpledge and murdrum, tolls at markets and fairs etc., etc.

[no title]  E(B) 520  undated

Contents:
No date / 1535 - 1536
Charter and Notes
-----
To St. John's College, Brackley
Granting exemption from scot, lot, shrieval aids, tallage, stallage, "Burrough haulf peny", "all worckes of Castelles and Inclosures of Parckes and Pondes", tolls at/markets or fairs, etc.; disuse of these liberties not to invalidate them. Notes added explaining the technical terms.
Copy

[no title]  E(B) 521  January 1614 /1615

Torn and fragile

Contents:
Notes
"Of the Chieife holdings of Magdalene Colledge in Brackley" "taken per informacion not as a certainty, but as the neighbours estimation"; includeng "The Swanne" and "The Antilopp".

[no title]  E(B) 522  15 January 1662 /1663

Contents:
Letter
William Williams, Mayor of Brackley
Edward Mashborne
Robert Hilton
John Stone
William Maior
Thomas Phillipis
George Loveday, aldermen
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Informing him that they hope with the assistance of their members of Parliament, to procure a charter from the crown; are sending the petition to the Earl first so that he may delete anything prejudicial to his rights and add anything he sees fit; ask Earl to "promoat and further our desires to his Majestie".

[no title]  E(B) 523  no date /1663

Contents:
Notes
Of privileges claimed by Mayor and burgesses of Brackley which they desire confirmed by charter: in addition to those claimed before ask to be granted right to sue and be sued, to grant and purchase lands and goods, "To have perambulacion within the Boroughe for the good governmente thereof", for the Earl of Bridgewater and his heirs male to be High Steward of the borough, for two burgesses /in addition to the Mayor/ to be Justices of the Peace, for a Recorder and Clerk to be nominated by the High Steward; for right to make bye-laws and amerce up to £5 for breaches thereof; to have a "Counsell house" and prison, and a Sergeant at Mace, to have return of writs, not to be liable for jury service, and to have right to tax inhabitants; etc.
Endorsed: "Sir I pray you to dispatch us or get a breife for your fellow Burgesses..... Clarke".

[no title]  E(B) 524  11 August 1681

Contents:
Extracts
From Visitation of Northamptonshire 11 Aug. 1681
Pen and ink drawing of new common seal of Brackley borough /Egerton arms, with crests of Egerton and Stanley/ which was presented, "upon the Decaying of the Former Seal", by John Earl of Bridgewater, soon after the restoration; lists privileges of corporation: to sue and be sued, to grant and purchase lands to have a common seal, to chose mayor, admit freemen and to chose members of Parliament, to have a "Councell house", mayor to be Justice of the Peace and to have a Sergeant at Mace, mayor to have assize of bread and beer, and weights and measures; lists present mayor, "Brethren" /aldermen/ and burgesses, and steward.
Also: from Visitation of Northamptonshire 11 Aug 1618
Pen and ink drawing of old common seal /crest of Stanley/; lists privileges /as above/; lists present mayor, "Brethren" /aldermen/ and burgesses, and steward.
Copies attested by Gregory King, Rouge Dragon.

[no title]  E(B) 525  undated

21 folios, and parchment cover.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
11 November * 1686
Charter
To Brackley borough
Borough to include "Old Brackley", the adjoining fields, and the "Borough of Brackley"; to have a corporation by the name of Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses, a common seal, a Mayor, Recorder, 7 Aldermen (one being Mayor), 8 "capital burgesses", 18 Burgesses, common clerk, Sergeant at Mace - first holders named - all except Mayor to hold office for life unless removed, for misgovernment or misbehaviour; Mayor, Recorder or deputy, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses to constitute Common Council to make bye-laws and collect fines; Recorder to nominate two Aldermen from whom Burgesses shall elect Mayor; provisions re election of Aldermen, Capital Burgesses and Burgesses; corporation to elect one of the Capital Burgesses as Chamberlain to oversee apprenticeship etc.; John Earl of Bridgewater and heirs to elect Recorder, Sergeant at Mace and Keeper of Gaol; Mayor, retiring Mayor, John Earl of Bridgewater, Recorder and deputy Recorder to be Justices of the Peace in the borough; corporation to have a Court of Record to hear pleas under £20; inhabitants to be exempt from jury service outside borough unless hold lands outside; provisions about swearing of officers; crown may remove any officer or burgess by order in Council; borough may acquire property not exceeding £50, may have 3 fairs (Wednesday in Easter week, St. Barnabas and Wednesday before Michaelmas,) in addition to old fair on St. Andrews day and market on Wednesday, Court of Piepowder; clauses restoring all previous privileges not altered by present charter, and saving to John Earl of Bridgewater and heirs and assigns their rights.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 526  undated

15 folios.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
As no. E(B) 525 above
Copy.

Note: * Note in both the above documents James has been substituted for Charles.


[no title]  E(B) 527  undated
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Hillary term /1688
Quo Warranto
Against Brackley borough
Copy

[no title]  E(B) 528  17 April 1688

Contents:
Letter
Robert Frewen, Mayor of Brackley
Philip Style
George Loveday
Robert Hilton junior
Andrewe Jackeman
Robert Wilkins
Phillip Shore
George Loveday /different from above George Loveday?/ to John Earl of Bridgewater
Informing him of the Quo Warranto;
"We would not act or doe, any thinge in the Defense thereof, without your Lordshipps Advice and approbacion"; ask advice; "We would not willingly or Easiely part with that priviledge which his Majestie hath bestowed upon us".

[no title]  E(B) 529  no date 1688

Contents:
Reply
John Earl of Bridgewater
To Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Brackley
Sorry a Quo Warranto should have been issued against them "so soone" "all the Advice I can Give you is to Apeare upon the returne of the writ If there be no cause of forfeiture you ought to Expect the continuance of your charter" "If you could tell me where in I might be serviceable to the Corporation you need nott doubt my Assistance so far as the Law will allow".

[no title]  E(B) 530  undated

Contents:
13 June 1688
Surrender
By Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Brackley to the King of Brackley Charter.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 531  undated

Torn.

Contents:
17 Oct. 1688
Proclamation
By James II
For restoring charters and privileges previously surrendered or against which judgement was made in Quo Warranto proceedings, and for annulling all charters subsequent to such surrenders and judgements, and for annulling all charters of incorporation given since 1679 to boroughs not previously corporations. MSS. note added: "Brackley was a Corporacion before", etc.
Printed copy.

Borough administration 1622 - 1665  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 532  13 February 1622

Contents:
Letter
W. Maior, Mayor of Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Chose Frances Fruan as one of constables, who refused to accept and later when asked by other constables to assist them "with the convey of certaine sacreligious parsons /persons/ (here apprehended) unto the Goale, his answer was that he would neither stirre with horse or man"; when writer complained to Sir George Shirley, Justice, Fruan promised to produce a charter of exemption from all service to the town, but failed to do so; asks Earl's assistance. Endorsed: "a warrant of the good behaviour graunted against Fruen the 26 of Febr' 1621/1622 per Barron Bromley at North/ampton/ assisses".

[no title]  E(B) 533  no date 1636

Contents:
Certificate
Richard Kent, steward of Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Describes proceedure for electing Mayor; reports disputed election on 3 Oct. 1636 at which Griffin Hardinge and Owin Williams were the two candidates, but "divers of the company by confederacye.... indeavoured to sett up Mr. John Wight a third person contrary to custome"; steward fined confederates 10s. and adjourned court till 10 Oct. 1636 when confederates were still obstinate, steward then asked all Burgesses" to subscribe their names to this paper under the partyes name for whom they gave their severall voyces" but all the confederates except Mr. George Loveday refused; steward then swore in Mr. Williams and confirmed the fines. Details of poll given with marks and signatures of voters.

[no title]  E(B) 534  undated

11 folios.

Contents:
16 August 1648
Inquisition under Commission of Charitable Uses
Re property /specified/ given to charitable uses in Brackley
Richard Kent
Richard Major
Robert Clarke
George Loveday, surviving trustees
Edward Marshbourne, Mayor of Brackley
John Fruen
Thomas Taylor the elder
George Clerke
Robert Hilton
John Stones
William Hilton
Thomas Taylor the younger
John North
Thomas Phillips
Nicholas Morrice
Thomas Gibbs of Mixbury, Oxfordshire, appointed as new feoffees
In future land to be let with advice and consent of Mayor, Vicar, Churchwardens and Overseers; money to be disbursed by three of feoffees, elected annually 2 by Vicar, Churchwardens and Overseers and 1 by Mayor; new feoffees to be elected when necessary by Mayor, Vicar, Churchwardens and Overseers; register of property, terrier and accounts to be kept; provisions re leases.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 535  1 May 1651; 12 February 1650 /1651

Contents:
Letter
John Elliot, Brackley
To Mr. Williams, steward, Ashridge, /Herts/.
"The report of my good Lords enlargement which came yesterday to my care. hath affected me with soe much joy: that it caused a buzzing in my head all the last night, as if I had heard the Bells ring from London to Brackley"; is sending copy of a Certiorari from Exchequer, which he has had translated out of the Latin.
Inclosure: Writ of Certiorari
To Mayor and Aldermen, Justices of the Peace and Clerk of the Peace, in Brackley
To certify all recognizances, fines issues and amercements from beginning of Charles I's reign to date.

[no title]  E(B) 536  22 April 1662

Contents:
Letter
John Eliott, Brackley
To John Halsey, esq., Lincoln's Inn, /London/
Sends copy of a warrant to command all constables and "headbearers" /headboroughs/ which he was fearful to neglect and unwilling to execute.
Postscript: all those belonging to his Lord's Court were sworn by his steward.
10 April 1662
Inclosure: Warrant
John Haughton, His Majesty's steward for Hundred of Newport Pagnell, /Bucks/ and adjacent hundreds.
To bailiff of Hundred of King's Sutton
To summon suitors to court leet and court baron to be held at the Crown, Brackley on 21 and 22 April, to summon all male residents aged 12 - 60 to swear alleigance, to require all parish constables to send in lists of such people, to summon constables "headbearers" and all other officers who served in past year and present the names of those to serve for the ensuing year.
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 537  27 March 1665

Contents:
Letter
Robert Hilton, Mayor of Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Warrant has come to borough from Chief Constable of King's Sutton hundred, by virtue of special orders from the Justices of the Peace for Northamptonshire, requiring Constables of the borough to summon all innholders and alehouse keepers to take their licences; writer believes Mayor has always summoned them, but Justices have questioned his right to do so for last 3 years, "and especially now at this present that if their be not a submission therein to them, All the Innholders must of necessity be indicted on the Act for want of two Justices in the Burrough"; writer told Justices he could not submit without Earl's approbation, and was given two months to consult Earl, "if your Lordshipp have a right heerin they will not question that power".

Borough revenue 1649 - 1685  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 538  31 May 1649

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Caused John Ellyott, bailiff of King's Sutton hundred, to seize a stray bullock in Evenley field for Earl; John Stone claimed it as due to him as Mayor of Brackley, writer asked to see his grant of strays, Mayor could show no grant but claimed to have strays, felons' goods, profits of markets and fairs and estreats as former Mayors had done; writer told him that "before thesse troblesome times" the Mayors compounded annually* with Earl for these privileges, and that for about last twenty five years Earl never granted waifs and strays or felons' goods, and that Earl in Thomas Loveday's Mayoralty in 1623 had declared that he would only grant the profits of fairs and markets; present Mayor also detains a ewe and lamb taken as strays in Brackley fields.

Note: * Note: see no. E(B) 278e and f; No. E(B) 267 contains a recital of the accounts for the St. Andrew's Fair 1585.


[no title]  E(B) 539  1 March 1644 /1645; 27 January 1653 /1654

Signature and seal of *

Contents:
Warrant
John Earl of Bridgewater*
To John Ellyott
To collect toll and other profits of fairs and markets in Brackley town which "have beene neglected and.... the Rent for them.... denyed to be payed".
Also
Appointment
By John Earl of Bridgewater
Of John Elliott of Brackley, yeoman,
As bailiff to collect toll and other profits of fairs and markets in Brackley borough, rents and profits due to Earl as lord of hundred "or Manour" of King's Sutton *, and rents for encroachments on waste in "my Maners" * of King's Sutton and Brackley or Halse.
Draft

Note: * Note: the Earl of Bridgewater was not lord of the manor of King's Sutton.


[no title]  E(B) 540  1 March 1644 /1645

Contents:
Letter
John Earl of Bridgewater
To John Eliott
Authorizing him to collect toll and profits of fairs and markets in Brackley, which have not been paid in.
2 Drafts

[no title]  E(B) 541  16 November 1654

Contents:
Letter
John Stone /Mayor/, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Wrote previously to Earl to ask to hold profits of fair and markets, toll, stallage and amercements, and Earl granted them at rent of £3; writer apologises for not replying to Earl's letter sooner, is ready to answer "your demaund..... in your Letter sent to me".

[no title]  E(B) 542  16 November 1655; 16 November 1655

Contents:
Letter
William Hilton, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Having been elected Mayor of Brackley, asks to hold the fairs, markets, toll, stallage and amercements during office at 50s. rent as previous Mayors have done.
Also Ashridge
Reply
Agreeing to request; as to other letter /see no. E(B) 543 below/ received at same time from William Hilton and "some others of the towne", Earl will take time to consider.

[no title]  E(B) 543  no date /1655?

Contents:
Petition
William Hilton, Mayor of Brackley
George Loveday
Edward Mashborne
Thomas Taillere
Robert Hilton
John Stone
William Maior, Burgesses
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Mayors have always been "encouraged in the due execution of that Place of Majestracy "by Earl and his predecessors, and have held /annually/ profits of fairs and markets, tolls, stallage and amercements for 50s. p.a., now ask Earl to settle same on Mayors at the same rent. Endorsed: "A Request of several men of Brackley, that came with Mr' Hilton's letter" /see no. E(B) 542 above/.

Note: Note: see also no. E(B) 611


[no title]  E(B) 544  20 October 1658

Contents:
Letter
Robert Hilton, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Having been elected Mayor of Brackley, asks to hold the fair, markets, toll /s/tallage and amercements as previous Mayors have done and at same rent.

[no title]  E(B) 545  undated

Contents:
26 December 1661
Certificate
By Philip Style
That Robert Wise of Middleton Cheney yeoman is a tenant of crown for certain lands held of Honor of Berkhampstead and therefore exempt from service at Assizes or Sessions, and from toll, piccage and stallage in fairs and markets, by virtue of charter of Henry I exempting all crown tenants holding of Honor of Wallingford and Berkhampstead, "A true Coppy of which Charter remaineth in my Custodie".
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 546  18 October 1663

Damaged.

Contents:
Letter
George Loveday, Brackley
To /John Earl of Bridgewater/
Request as in no. E(B) 544 above.

Note: Note: see also no. E(B) 616.


[no title]  E(B) 547  24 October 1665

Contents:
Letter
John Earl of Bridgewater, Ashbridge
To Mr. Loveday
Had intended to increase the rent for toll, stallage, etc. this year, "being thereto the more induc't by the many disputes of late yeeres nourish't in the Towne of Brackley concerning my rights there", but as Mr. George Smalman has reported that addressee is "well inclin'd... towards me, and my interest there,... more particularly... in the businesse of the Election of Parlimen, I am Contented that for the next yeere you shall hold them at the rent of three pounds, as the late Mayors have done", will raise rent to £4 next year.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 548  23 November 1665

Contents:
Letter
John Earl of Bridgewater
To William Clarke and
Bartholomew Hatton
Thought his right to felons' goods in Brackley manor, granted by Patent long ago, was so well known that "there could remaine no Scruple to be made of it", but has been informed that addressees are not certain about it and consequently detain a bond due to Elizabeth Pease and now due to Earl through her suicide; Earl requires addressees to deliver same to Griffin Carter, his bailiff, otherwise will take legal action.
Draft.

Note: Note: see also nos. E(B) 346, and 623.


[no title]  E(B) 549  23 November 1665

Contents:
Letter
John Earl of Bridgewater, Ashridge, /Herts/
To Mr. Phillips, Mayor of Brackley
Thanks him for his expressions of loyalty to Earl's rights and is glad what is due is being delivered to bailiff, hopes "delivery wilbe compleated by the Constables delivery of the Bond", as to "the matter of saving harmelesse.... the Claime I make is by vertue of a Grant under the Great Seale"; recalls that most or all addressee's predecessors except Mr. Williams, when an occasion like this arose, took the opportunity to oppose Earl; as to the affront to bailiff, "I will say no more but onely desire Mr. Hilton to remember who it was that called Carter the Earle of Bridgewater's knave, and whether that were the Language of a freind".

[no title]  E(B) 550  12 October 1674

Contents:
Letter
John Stokes, Mayor of Brackley
To /John Earl of Bridgewater/
Request as in no. E(B) 544 above.

[no title]  E(B) 551  10 October 1676

Contents:
Letter
William Williams, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Request as in no. E(B) 544 above.

[no title]  E(B) 552  23 October 1676

Contents:
Reply
John Earl of Bridgewater, Ashridge, /Herts/
To Mr. Williams.
Agreeing to request, but Mayor may have amercements only at the Michaelmas leet; rent to be £3. 10s; Earl reserves to himself toll corn, standing butchers' stalls, shambles, waifs and strays, deodands, treasure trove and felons' goods as I have formerly done".
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 553  25 October 1676

Contents:
Letter
William Williams, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Accepting lease of privileges on terms specified in above letter.

[no title]  E(B) 554  16 October 1681

Contents:
Letter
George Loveday, Mayor of Brackley
To /John Earl of Bridgewater/
Request as in no. E(B) 544 above.

[no title]  E(B) 555  18 October 1681

Contents:
Reply
John Earl of Bridgewater, Ashridge, /Herts/.
To Mayor of Brackley.
Agreeing to request.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 556  22 November 1681

Contents:
Letter
Griffin Harding, Mayor of Brackley
To /John Earl of Bridgewater/
Request as in no. E(B) 544 above, specifying rent of 50s.

[no title]  E(B) 557  30 October 1682; 8 November 1682

Contents:
Letter
Robert Frewen, Brackley
To /John Earl of Bridgewater/
Request as in no. E(B) 544 above.
Also Ashridge, /Herts/
Reply
Agreeing to request, specifying rent of £3. 10s.
Draft

[no title]  E(B) 558  7 October 1684

Contents:
Letter
Robert Hilton, senior
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Request for privileges which "Mr. Wilkins the late Mayor held".
Also Bridgewater House, /London/ 15 Oct. 1684
Reply
Agreeing to request
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 559  11 November 1685; 5 December 1685

Contents:
Letter
Robert Hilton, junior Mayor of Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican House, London
Request as in no. E(B) 544 above.
Also Bridgewater House, /London/
Reply
Agreeing to request. Docketted: "sent in a parcell to Anne Painter's Mother".
Draft.

Markets and fairs 1554 - 1671  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 560  4 May 1554

Initial portrait and decorated border. Seal missing. Parchment. Damaged.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Letters Patent: Grant
To Edward Earl of Derby
2 fairs p.a. in Brackley borough: on Tuesday after Easter and Nativity of St. John, each lasting 3 days.

[no title]  E(B) 561  no date

Contents:
Proclamation
By John Earl of Bridgewater and
Lady Francis his wife
For keeping peace at /Brackley/ fair; and against buying or re-selling of cattle, forestalling, regrating and engrossing; all horses to be bought and sold between 10 a.m. and sunset and ridden "openly in the horse Fayre, by the space of one hower" and entered in the toll book; all toll and stallage on lord's waste to be paid.

[no title]  E(B) 562  20 January 1663

Signatures and seals of * Torn

Contents:
Indenture: Articles of Agreement
1 George Lovedaye, Mayor of Brackley*
Edward Mashborne*
Robert Hilton*
John Stone*
William Major*
Thomas Phillipps*
William Williams, Burgesses*
2 Griffin Carter
John Carter
Griffin Carter, as long as he continues bailiff to Earl of Bridgewater and his heirs, and "attend and doe his service on the Major...... as other Bayliffs used to doe", may set out stalls for fairs and markets and take usual rates for stalls, also "shewe pence" on market days and tolls except those on beasts and cattle and except profits of "Pitch and shewe" and profits" of the ground wheron any stall... in every the said Fayres shalbee sett upp" (reserved to Mayor); John Carter, if afterwards appointed bailiff in his father's place, to hold this grant; for better accommodation of fairs and markets Griffin and John Carter may have "the new Particion in the towne hall latly sett upp" by Mr. George Clarke deceased "which they have payd for", and "the Lower roome" there to put their "stall geere" in, but are not to make any extra doors or windows; etc.
For £7 p.a. to Mayor; lessees bound in £20 for performance.
4 witnesses.

[no title]  E(B) 563  16 November 1670

Signatures and seals of *.

Contents:
Indenture: Articles of Agreement
1 William Bulmer, on behalf of John Earl of Bridgewater
To 2 John Stoakes
John Preswill*
Samuell Harding the elder*
Mathew Harding*
Frauncis Seconton*
John Loveday*
Samuell Harding the younger *, of Brackley, butchers
Ann Phillipps *, widow of James Phillipps, butcher
1 to procure from Earl a lease
To 2 of butchers Stalls which they now occupy in Market Place in Brackley, for 21 years, lessees paying 12s. 6d. for each stall for 5 years last past, and 5s. for future 21 years, except for "the stall of John Stoakes a blind man, /for/ which Sir John Halsey deceased promised hee should only paye one shilling per annum".

[no title]  E(B) 564  6 January 1670 /1671; 14 January 1670 /1671

Contents:
Petition
Connaway Rand, Mayor
Robert Hilton
John Stone
William Hilton
Thomas Phillipis
William Williams
George Loveday
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Mr. Bulmer, steward, took Mayor and some Aldermen to view butchers' stalls to see if they could be added to "without prejudice to the Street Fayre and markett", they thought one could be added, to make six on each side; Mr. Bulmer intended this stall for "a young butcher" and "Severall others..... moved to have Stalls in like manner for them and their Sonns" but any more Stalls would "stopp upp the passage in the cheife part of the street just against the towne hall"; "wee are informed by Mr. Brograve" that John Stoakes "a Mercer and Shoppkeeper" has asked for a parcel of ground in "the Little Markett place towards the Crosse to build theron a Shopp..... that small spott is all and the only ground wher Peddlers and other petty stalls and tillts are sett up, and wher garden ware Poltry Bread and butter is sold on markett dayes [...] ,
And indeed..... it is of so little a Compasse that it cannot contayne halfe the Country people and their commodities which come to the markett" and they overflow, blocking the street; petitioners have laid down the money for a brass bushell (required in market towns by Act of Parliament) "untill such tyme /as/ it were knowne who was to pay for the same"; Griffin Carter, bailiff for about ten years, has received toll of corn during that time claiming "your Lordshipp gave it him..... whose bare woord wee tooke", but now Carter "hath utterly declyned your Lordshipps guift of the tole Corne to him", to avoid having to pay for the bushell, and claims he holds it as a grant from Mayor and Aldermen; "Carter produced his Articles betweene us and him /see no. E(B) 562 above/..... Which Mr' Bulmer having perused... and fynding no tole corne therin..... Did conclude that Carter must pay for the Bushell".
Also Bridgewater House, /London/
Reply
Approves of "my servant Bulmer" 's actions; lease is being drawn up; Earl will not grant Stoakes' request if prejudicial to market; will inquire about bushell.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 565  no date

Contents:
Letter
Richard Kent
To ---- Smalman
Has lived in Brackley for 40 years, during which time the bailiff has always taken the toll of corn in the market to his own use, attended Mayor going to church, and was at Mayor's command "as constables and other the Kinges officers were upon occasion". There was a dispute 30 years previously between writer (then deputy of Sir Thomas Crewe, steward) and the Mayor; since then Tompson, John Bridgewater and John Elliott have in succession been bailiffs and taken toll etc. as above.

GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE WITH AGENTS 1604 - 1688  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 566  8 March 1603 /1604

Contents:
Letter
Richard Spencer, Offley, /Herts./
To Mr. William Clarke
Thanks addressee for causing him to be elected an M.P. for Brackley, and will "accquaynente my honorable Sister the Countesse of Derbye, how ready your self and the rest have been to effect her Letter". Some notes on dorse.

[no title]  E(B) 567  received 23 October 1606

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Rawlings
To Sir John Egerton
Has examined Whistley Wood and measured the tithe acre in it, gives details; other woods too overgrown. Mr. Yardly has lopped all the trees.

[no title]  E(B) 568  29 September 1607

Contents:
Letter
J/ohn/ Egerton, York House, /London/
To Thomas Chamberlayne, esq.
Has heard that Mr. Horsey intends to quarry stone in the town /Brackley/; instructs addressee to consult John Chappell, and if possible to discuss "our Shropshire businisses" with Lord Ellesmere. Some calculations added in a different ink.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 569  12 May 1611

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Leigh, Stoneleigh, /Warcs./
To Sir John Eaygerton, York House, /London/
Has "ransoked" his papers and sends what he has though there is "Little of any avayle". Returns addressee's gelding.

[no title]  E(B) 570  9 February 1608 /1609

Contents:
Letter
John Chappell, Woodford
To Sir John Egerton, York House, /London/
Found 7 or 8 young beasts in the young "springe" in Earl's Wood; "he" /John Yardley?/ has lopped all the oaks; found the same in Whistley Wood; thinks it "verie unfitt".

[no title]  E(B) 571  30 November 1613?

Contents:
Letter
John Chapple, Woodford
To Sir John Egerton, York House, /London/
Mr. Stevens has "home Close" alias "Wall Close" "the fishwaters", "Galdwell Close" and "ellme Close" /? belonging to "the Eagle ferme"/, /in Brackley/; Mr. Bethame wants to know where in Halse to stack wood, writer has discharged him of the coppice.
Inclosure: Notes
About ewes.

[no title]  E(B) 572  23 December 1613

Contents:
Letter
Robert Spencer, Althorp
To Mr. William Clarke, Brackley
Thanks addressee for his assistance /about the election?/ "I perceive the blind Barronnett is very forward yett I hope with your furtherance we shalbe able for to Encounter with him". Will write to "my Cosin Egerton", the Mayor, etc.

[no title]  E(B) 573  28 February 1613 /1614

Contents:
Letter
Robert Spencer, Althorp
To Mr. William Clarke, Brackley
Having been promoted to peerage recommends his son William to take his place as an M.P. for Brackley, unless someone is chosen out of the corporation.

[no title]  E(B) 574  13 March 1613 /1614

Contents:
Letter
John Egerton, York House, /London/
To Mayor and /Burgesses/ of Brackley
Recommends Mr. "Artar Teringam" as an M.P.; approves of nomination of William Spencer as the other M.P., but this is not to create a precedent for anyone else having an interest in Brackley elections.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 575  13 May 1614

Contents:
Letter
Gabryell Steven/s/, Brackley
To Sir John Edgerton, York House, /London/
Is sending account of wood sales. "Chappmen came not in this yeare to buy For the election of the Burgesses". 2 bays of housing in the drapery likely to fall down, would like to have the timber to repair "your house I dwell in".
William Maior has claimed part of Earl's freehold and arrested writer for including it within the wall he is building, but has now agreed to refer despute to Mr. Chamberleyyne; Maior has built a stable on lord's waste.

[no title]  E(B) 576  11 January 1615 /1616

Contents:
Letter
Richard Cartwright, Aylesbury, /Bucks/
To Sir John Egerton, Ashridge, /Herts/
Finds that they /the electors of Brackley/ have promised their votes to "Sir R.W. sonne"; Will not write fully about it in case letter miscarries. Mentions "the other business" /?/

[no title]  E(B) 577  28 June [...] 1619

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Foster, Allington
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Whitefriars, /London/
Sends survey /?/, wishes instructions about the receipts. Has heard nothing from addressee about the stewardship. Hears from "my Cosen Fraunces" that Earl was ill with an ague; recommends Dr. Jackominta, an Italian, of Fleet Street.

[no title]  E(B) 578  18 January 1621 /1622

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Walter Townsend has done nothing in court in case between him and Mr. Clarke; Mr. Leyle intends seeing addressee about it. Writer is waiting for instructions about Wollaston business. Writer has paid in £32. 10s. due from Brackley. Refers to £60 to be paid by Mr. William Rowley and to be entered as part of Buildwas /Shropshire/ rents. Some calculations.

[no title]  E(B) 579  4 March 1622 /1623

Contents:
Letter
Robert Wescombe, Dorchester
To Mr. John Cockes, /York/ House, /London/
Has retained all the lawyers as directed. The Earl/of Bridgewater/ won the case at the assizes. Writer has used all the £8 sent to him.

[no title]  E(B) 580  21 November 1623

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
A tenant of Mr. William Mayor was evicted for non-payment of rent, and having nowhere to go, erected a cottage on the waste. Writer will inquire about the £14 and £16 given to church of St. Peter's, /Brackley/. Wishes to know if felons' goods have been leased to Mayor; fair is on Monday and there may be some escheats.
Churchwardens demand poor levy from the Earl's woods but they have never previously been assessed. Is sending Walter Townsend's rent. Writer's brother-in-law appears in the assessment but denies that he took part.

[no title]  E(B) 581  24 November 1623

Contents:
Reply to above Letter
John Earl of Bridgewater
To George Smalman
Never intended Mayor of Brackley to have felon's goods. Woods have never been taxed previously. Is expecting to hear about Mr. Betham and the other tenants.

[no title]  E(B) 582  5 December 1623

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Has received arrears from Mr. Bethame; will pay in Henry Warrend's and Edward Week's rent. Has sold wool at 22s. per load. Beginning the wood sale at Farthinge Wood today.

[no title]  E(B) 583  15 June 1624

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Ashbridge, /Herts/
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Has sent the cart, and last week's accounts, Thomas Brewer's accounts, stock account for "Sanders feels". Mentions purchase of after pasture in "the little Growe" and in 3 meadows, and building of cottage at "Broockend" for shepherd.

[no title]  E(B) 584  25 April 1625; 31 January 1624 /1625

Contents:
Letter
Pattrike Barrett, Mayor of Brackley
Ro' Clarke
Robert Hilton
John Wight
William Maior
Robert Bradford
Thomas Loveday
Thomas Cadell
Nicolas Hilton
William Phillipes
John Wilkins
John Lewin
Thomas Bauldwin
John Bridgwtr'
Willyam Backhouse
Edward Mashborne
Edward Wight
John Hardinge
Samuell Harding, /Burgesses/
/To John Earl of Bridgewater/
Earl's 3 weeks Court for King's Sutton hundred is "either wholly neglected, or at the best soe casually and unsufficiently kept (when they are)" that the "whole hundred....... are persuaded to sue elswhere" and "cannot have a due proceedinge at home", leading to trouble and expense; writers hoped Mr. Salter would reform matter, but Earl may gather from Salter's letter "his confession of his personall dishability, his small accompt of the place and worth of it, and his base esteeme of us and our government, therin comparinge with us his Sonne, whoe is only a seller of ale and Tobacco in Daventry) and esteeninge his boy good enough for the place, whoe is a poore ignorant child, scarce fitt to be bounde apprentice to a scrivener"; writers ask Earl to appoint someone better.
Inclosure: Letter
Nicholas Salter
To Mayor of Brackley
Says he is old and it is not a time of year when he can travel to Brackley to keep the court and return the same day, and the profits of the court do not justify spending two days on it; is sorry to hear "you shoulde scorne..... to sit to keepe Court with my sonne whoe hathe kepte Courte with as good men as anye are in Brackley twentie yeare agoe for me..... yf he weare a boye or a foole yt weare another matter, but he beynge a man as auncient as your self for his yeares, and for his descretion and sufficiencye all moste as sufficient as my self beynge trayned upp under me ever synce he was a boye", now writer has "muche adoe to gett him to come to Brackley for he scornethe to be scorned by anye man"; writer is informed that it is said he will lose his office, but has written to Earl a letter which he hopes satisfied him; "yt maye be that theare is one that often resorts to your house that you doe desier shoulde rather take the place then I; but I knowe my deserts towards you have never beene suche as to have that desier in you" Postscript: "I praye you yf you have taken anye more recognisances lett me have my parte".

[no title]  E(B) 585  26 April 1625

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Ash/ridge, Herts/
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Election writ had not arrived at Brackley when writer left Brackley yesterday; presumes Earl's nominee Sir Richard Anderson will be elected with little or no opposition; mentions that Earl had previously nominated Mr. Spencer. Mentions cleaning of sewers and other work at Ashridge House. Is sending Brackley accounts. Thomas and George Loveday are "very Earnest now to seasse your woodes for paymentes to the church and poore of Brackley". "I have paid none: neyther will I tyll I know your honour's pleasure".

[no title]  E(B) 586  31 March 1626

Contents:
Letter
Richard Kent, Brackley
To Mr. Thomas Chare, Bridgewater House, /London/
Has received court rolls safely from addressee. Mr. Webb was murdered last Sunday night at Halse, having in previous week collected various debts in order to pay his rent and to use at "Brayles" fair. He was left in a position simulating suicide. As his rent was behind and Mr. Smallman away writer caused Chapelle, William Backhouse and the Plesteddes to seize his cattle.

[no title]  E(B) 587  11 December 1629

Contents:
Letter
Richard Kent, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Has sent court rolls by Brackley carrier. Some of the burgesses of Brackley "have combined together..... to set up a newe seignory..... pretending that Magdalene Colledge have a Mannour there and have more waste ground there then your Lordshipp" to avoid Earl's jurisdiction; they justify it by an inspeximus by Richard I of a charter granted to the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Brackley, now belonging to the College, and also by the yearly rent paid by Earl's tenants and others to College (a) Mr. George Loveday and John Hart, Churchwardens, on Monday presented Henry Warren, tenant to Earl in Halse, for refusing to pay "their late unequall assessment" (b)

Note: Note (a) see nos. E(B) 517 - 521
(b) see nos. E(B) 503 - 509


[no title]  E(B) 588  15 January 1629 /1630

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Henry Warrend went to "Rowell" /Rothwell/ with Andrew Plasteed where court was adjourned to from Northampton, to offer a third for Brackley church rate *. George Loveday has told writer privately that he will drop case if parish will not contribute to expenses. Mr. Kent says Loveday dislikes Earl's royalties in Brackley and thinks waste is not Earl's property but part of the highway, so no-one should pay dues to Earl for palings, sign posts or "pentices" put in front of their houses. Is sending accounts for Hundred of King's Sutton, and a cock pheasant.

Note: * Note: see also nos. E(B) 503 - 509


[no title]  E(B) 589  1 January 1635 /1636

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Refers to Countess' Illness; writer wishes to visit his mother in Shropshire and will do any business there. A wood in "the highe wood" at Buildwas /Shropshire/ is for sale; Sir Richard Newporte offerred £220 for it c. 1634, but it is not worth much owing to depradations of bargemen at night.

[no title]  E(B) 590  15 November 1641

Contents:
Letter
James Haughton, Ludlow, /Shropshire/
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Is sending copy of charge sent to him by Randle Phillipps and Thomas Paynter in case brought against them by Hanmer about rent, and they have deducted it out of writer's rent. Has sounded Earl's tenants about woods: they would prefer "to have the benifite of the woodes themselves then the improvement of that land wherupon the woodes doe stand." Writer will report on any business in Cheshire and Shropshire when comes to London.

[no title]  E(B) 591  1 March 1644 /1645

Contents:
Letter
/John Earl of Bridgewater/
To John Plasted
Waste has been committed in writer's woods. As addressee is presumably too busy to keep a watch on them, writer has appointed John Elliott to assist him.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 592  22 March 1644 /1645

Contents:
Letter
/John Earl of Bridgewater/, Barbican, /London/
To John Plasted
Is surprised at receiving no message from addresses; is sure he would have sent one if had been attending properly to writer's affairs. John and William Bridgwater have been with writer "to Peticion for a Living" and could have taken a message.
Draft

[no title]  E(B) 593a  23 April 1645

Contents:
Letter
John Earl of Bridgewater
To John Plasted
Understands from Williams that latter received the money from George Clarke for the bark of trees sold by George Smalman, and that Clarke wishes to buy any future bark; writer wishes Clarke to be "Chapman" for the bark at this year's wood sale.
Draft

[no title]  E(B) 593b  10 May 1645

Contents:
Letter
/John Earl of Bridgewater/, Barbican, London
To John Plasted
Having left the letting of "Bates his ground" to addressee's discretion will "stand to what you have let it for" this year; wishes Mr. Clarke to be chapman for the back "paying as much as an other will"; wishes to know at what rate it is sold; is glad to hear that G/eorge/ S/malman/ is well; tell John Elliott "that I heare not but by him of the keepeing of the Courte".
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 594  12 May 1645

4 drafts of same letter.

Contents:
Letter
/John Earl of Bridgewater/, Barbican, /London/
To John Plasted
Instructing him to show grounds and stock at Halse to John Spurling, prospective tenant. George Clerke may have the bark of trees to be felled this year. Send particulars of Halse grounds and stock, and estimate of their value both "according to the Rate of the Times as they nowe goe and as it might have been if "the times were, as heretofore they have beene".

[no title]  E(B) 595  17 May 1645

Contents:
Letter
John Plesteed, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Bark sold to Mr. Clarke and two others "who are joyned with him in the bargaine..... at 6s. 8d. in the pound". Has shown grounds at Halse to Mr. Spurling. Earl can find previous value better in his records; writer sends note of present value.
Inclosure: Note
Of stock, and its value, in "Saunders his feld", "the Old Parke" and "Cragbury" and "lestments" in "the Parke" and "the wilde", in Halse.

[no title]  E(B) 596  16 August 1645

Contents:
Letter
John Plesteed, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Has let "Cragborough", /in Halse/ to John Bland of Halse till Lady Day for £15, "as well to save the charges of making the hay,..... as to prevent any farther casualty in the sale of it; for besides the presures of taxes which of late have lyen very hard upon us..... (all arrears being now called for .....) we are not free from many outrages". Will complete account re the woods shortly. Mr. Clarke joined with two others to buy the bark and will pay his share to Earl himself. Writer has sold some sheep; wool is being priced, will account re this speedily, when waits on Earl.

[no title]  E(B) 597  20 November 1645; 24 November 1645

Contents:
Letter
John Plesteed, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Henry Warrin, old tenant of Earl, has moved his stock to a pasture in another lordship; promises to pay debts to Earl but "talkes of very low termes"; has left some hay behind worth £4 - 5. Necessary to dispose of grounds quickly since they are liable to tax.
Postscript: John Elliott wishes the proclamation and the seal to be sent down for the fair for "the more regular carriage of businesses" there.
Inclosure: Reply
/John Earl of Bridgewater/, Barbican, /London/
To John Plasted
Leaves matter to addressee's discretion. Did not think Henry Warren would have behaved so: will be more careful in future.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 598  1 January 1645 /1646

Contents:
Letter
John Plesteed
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Hears Earl has sent letters recently which have been intercepted. Wishes to know what to do about Henry Warren and his land. Mathew Meshbourne of Brackley "borne and bred amongst us, "whom writer recommended recently as tenant for the lands, would like to know Earl's pleasure soon. Writer wants copy of his last accounts as a guide for future business. Wants to know place and time for next /wood?/ sale: if one is to be held "it will be convenient to set about it speedily".

[no title]  E(B) 599  5 January 1645 /1646

Contents:
Letter
"G.B."
To Mr. Plasted
Seems that some of Earl's letters to addressee, about Henry Warren etc., have not arrived. Leaves the matters of Mashbourne and the wood sale to addressee's discretion as Earl is too ill to write or direct business.
Accounts which had been sent have been intercepted.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 600  19 March 1645 /1646; c. March 1646

Contents:
Letter
John Plesteed, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Sends letter from Henry Warren at latter's request. The hay mentioned in it was only worth £6, and at least half of it has been taken by "Brackley men" for the soldiers "quartered with us lately".
Again recommends Matthew Meshbourne as new tenant.
Inclosure: Letter
Henry Warryn
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Again offers £20 and £20 worth of hay /in settlement of sums due/.

[no title]  E(B) 601  28 May 1646

Contents:
Letter
John Plested, Halse
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Mr. Watkins had removed his cattle from the lands before writer returned from London; 150 of Mr. Frewin's sheep remain, which writer has seized. Nothing left of Mr. Watkins' goods except £100 worth of corn. There are two or three "sufficient, honest gentlemen" who would like to be the new tenants of these lands.

[no title]  E(B) 602  30 May 1646

Contents:
Reply
/John Earl of Bridgewater/, Barbican, /London/
To John Plasted
Instructing him to seize the 150 Sheep and any cattle subsequently brought on to the lands previously held by Mr. Watkins. Is not yet in a position to dispose of the lands.
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 603  30 August 1647

Contents:
Letter
/John Earl of Bridgewater/, Barbican, /London/
To George Smalman
Has not had time to examine the account; expected to receive the wood account also. Would like Smalman to come and help him to understand the accounts for Flintshire and Denbighshire, etc., "but I would be loath to bring you into.... danger; which I presume by secrecy.... maye.... be.... avoyded".
Draft.

[no title]  E(B) 604  30 August 1649

Contents:
Letter
John Stone, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Presumes Earl has already heard about the late fire at Brackley which destroyed 13 houses and damaged "almost as many other"; asks on behalf of those made destitute, for permission for them to dig for stone and mortar in the street to rebuild their houses; care will be taken to cover up diggings afterwards etc. so "that the Towne may not at all be defaced"; "For other favours, I leave it to god to move your heart to doe for these poore men as you shall see cause".

[no title]  E(B) 605  6 September 1649

Contents:
Letter
John Stone, Brackley
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Barbican, /London/
Thanking him for his sympathetic letter; describes fire /in detail/, it began at "the Crowne..... through the negligence of some people that were brewing"; the stone etc. asked for can be conveniently taken from below the market place, next to "burnt close", since the street is uneven there it will make an improvement; gives quantities needed; "We should formerly have made use of Mr' Richard Kent the steward" to have approached Earl, but as he was a loser himself in the fire "he was too bashfull to appeare in it"; but as Mr. Smalman has now returned to Brackley he can handle it.

[no title]  E(B) 606  18 November 1652

Torn.

Contents:
Letter
John Elliott, Brackley
To George Smalman
Has seen Mr. Onely about the rent and 14 years arrears for his lands previously belonging to the Priory and Monastery of Catesby and "for the suit of his 3 weekes Court". Onely suggests his counsel, Mr. Richard Ransford, discusses it with Mr. Halsey, Earl's counsel.

[no title]  E(B) 607  12 February 1654 /1655

Contents:
Letter
John Cockman, Wollaston
To Richard Harrisson, Bridgewater House, /London/
Sends the rents from Wollaston and the account for last 3 years.

[no title]  E(B) 608  9 August 1655

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Halsey, esq.
Consents to go to assizes to testify for Earl.

[no title]  E(B) 609  24 April 1656

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman
To John Halsey, esq., Lincolns Inn, /London/
Told Mr. Kent, the deputy steward, of some double families and a new cottage at the "hacke" /Hatch?/ but no presentment will be made as encroachments in Brackley borough "are Rented as they are sett up". Will speak with tenants whose rents were not "improved". When the others were compounded with. Will speak to Ellyott the bailiff who is "fickell" and "will put me of with delayes: as formerlie he hath done". Wishes one or two stewards to be present if "Forsons" woods are cut this year. Recommends having a woodward's house there. Valued the woods of "Gadsilen Hill" after Earl compounded with Sir Thomas Leigh and Mr. Booth. Mentions a recent inclosure at "Hornades farme". Complains of his son Baldwin who is suing him although writer has paid for the upbringing of two of his children, and helped his sister and her lame husband.

[no title]  E(B) 610  31 July 1656

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman
To John Halsey, esq.
Has received the warrant; will deal with the matter mentioned in Halsey's letter to him when less busy with harvest. Peter Harris has told writer that wood was cut and taken from Earl's waste by Harris and - Yeomans of Buckinghamshire, without the knowledge of Sir Richard Temple to discharge extents for debt. Peter Townsend says he has paid Halsey for his lease. Cannot persuade John Ellyot to pay much as latter says his office is now worth nothing and can only just pay the sheriff's yield and the expenses.

[no title]  E(B) 611  25 September 1656

Torn

Contents:
Letter
George Smalman, Brackley
To John Halsey, esq.
Mr. John Stone, in the presence of Mr. Robert Hylton, has agreed to an "improved" rent for the toll and stallage *.
Postscript: Halse tenants have asked to pay their rents to writer instead of at Ashridge.

Note: * Note: see also nos. E(B) 542 - 3


[no title]  E(B) 612  12 March 1659 /1660

Contents:
Letter
John Elliot, Brackley
To John Halsey, esq., Lincoln's Inn, /London/ or Ashridge, /Herts/.
Mr. Smalman and Mr. Pargiter the steward viewed the waste at Crowfield and the woods last November. Smalman spoke to Thomas Pumfrey who had taken furze from Crowfield. Richard Painter and Francis Burdocke one of the under-woodwards are selling wood in Whistley Wood. Wants lease of house on the "waste at Woodward" to deliver to Hancock /tenant/.

[no title]  E(B) 613  13 March 1659 /1660

Contents:
Letter
Thomas Phillips, Brackley
To John Halsey, esq., Ashridge, /Herts./
All but 6 of the parliamentary electors at Brackley favour Mr. William Lisle, recently made a burgess and nephew to a benefactor to the borough, and Mr. Thomas Crew, also a burgess and son of Mr. John Crew of Steyne also a benefactor to "our Corporacion". Regrets that Halsey's letter came after the electors had promised their votes, otherwise they would have voted for Earl's nominee.

[no title]  E(B) 614  undated

Contents:
Endorsed 21 March 1659 /1660
Reply
John Halsey
To /Thomas/ Phillips
Earl is surprised that the electors promised their votes so early and suspects they did so to forstall his recommendation.
Earl does more than anyone else to "support your Magistracy" and his estate pays the greatest rates. Some of the electors had previously supported Earl's nominee. Earl "would not appeare to bee denyed lest it have an ill consequence".
Copy.

[no title]  E(B) 615  13 November 1661

Contents:
Letter
John Elliot, Brackley
To John Halsey, esq., Lincoln's Inn, /London/
Hopes to "have the badge against the Faire". The woodwards have cut £100 worth of the furze, Mr. Brograve instructed them not to cut any more for the time being. The only opposition to them came from a few boys and George Barrett of Syresham. "it will not be well without setting up a house and by that meanes they wilbe preserved". Postscript lists the woodwards: Francis Burdock of Syresham, John Badby of "The Hatch"
Thomas Stutffeild of Whitfeild and
William Francklin of Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 616  24 November 1661

Contents:
Letter
/John Earl of Bridgewater/, Bridgewater House, /London/
To Mayor of Brackley
Mayor may hold the fair, markets, toll, /s/tallage etc. in the borough paying the same rent to Earl as previous Mayor paid /see nos. E(B) 541 - 559/ knows nothing of agreement between the borough and Earl's tenants in Halse, and will not intervene.*
Draft.

Note: * See also Nos. E(B) 503 and 509.


[no title]  E(B) 617  7 April 1662

Contents:
Letter
Griffin Carter, Brackley
To - Halsey, esq.
5 bays of his house which he holds of Earl of Bridgewater have been blown down. Requests windfall timber for rebuilding it.

[no title]  E(B) 618  29 May 1662

Contents:
Letter
William Glascock
To - Halsey, esq.
Recommends Griffiths Carter "a poore Tennant of my Lord Bridghwaters and mine" to be new bailiff to Earl, the previous bailiff being dead.

[no title]  E(B) 619  9 May 1664

Contents:
Letter
George Loveday, Mayor of Brackley
Edward Mashborne
Robert Hilton
John Stone
William Maior and
William Williams
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Are sending Mr. Brograve, deputy steward, to inform Earl of affairs at Brackley.

[no title]  E(B) 620  1 June 1664

Contents:
Letter
William Pargiter Greatworth
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Bridgewater House, /London/
Has inspected and describes a house in Brackley belonging to Earl; repairs needed would cost £600.

[no title]  E(B) 621  27 September 1664

Contents:
Letter
John Halsey
To John Earl of Bridgewater, Ashridge, /Herts/.
Has received the accounts from Griffin Carter. The shambles are let at 1s. p.a. each; they were erected at owners' expense on Earl's land. Most are now in the hands of Matthew Harding, original owners having died, gone bankrupt, or left; writer suggests Harding should have a lease of them for 21 years. Percivall and some other cottagers pay 30s. instead of 50s. rent because they are paupers, nevertheless the parish grumbles; writer thinks cottagers should be evicted if the parish will not pay the rent. Tenants who refuse to pay rent hens should also be evicted. Cottages could be built in Crowfield using part of Wetley Wood, and in Earl's Wood. Writer thinks Griffin Carter asks too high an allowance for attending assizes; and he ought to be urged to collect arrears. John Ellyott's executors have gone away and taken some receipts so that Earl has to pay the sheriff's yield again.

[no title]  E(B) 622  14 October 1664

Contents:
Letter
Griffin Carter, Brackley
To John Halsey, esq., Ashridge, /Herts/
Is sending the accounts, already signed by Halsey, and a copy which he asks Halsey to sign and return; is also sending the ancient rental of fines and certainties for King's Sutton hundred, the rentals of Brackley manor and /Brackley/ Hatch, and of the shambles and hens /Brackley/.

[no title]  E(B) 623  1 January 1665 /1666

Marks of * witnesses by William Williams and Row' Brograve.

Contents:
Letter
--- ?
To Griffin Carter
£6 of the bond of £40 of John Baldwin to Elizabeth Pease is paid; writer has examined John Dunckly * and John Dunckly junior, * who will depose that they saw John Baldwin pay the interest and £3 of the principal about 1 Nov. 1665.

Note: Note: see also nos. E(B) 346, 351 and 548


[no title]  E(B) 624  23 May 1673

Contents:
Memoranda
"The true State of the Woods at Brackley viewed exactly and well Considered": "Halse Copps", Whistley Wood, Earl's Wood, Swallowtail Wood, Buttockspire Wood and Farthing Wood; suggests, as new Stock is expensive, leaving the young saplings when woods are cut which should produce a wood of equal value to the present in 30 years this would be better than converting to pasture and arable" for that Countrey hath no probability of ever getting any other firing then wood"; Griffin Carter used to find the light horse for "that Country" and was allowed £8 p.a. for it, about 2 years ago Mr. Brograve offered to do it for £4 p.a. "I thereupon discharged Carter and contracted with Mr. Brograve"; now Mr. Brograve has asked for £8 for 2 years ended last Michaelmas, "But upon Enquiry I find Mr. Brograve never Called for the armes from Carter; never bought any Horse more then hee used before; and that in all that time there never was yett one Muster; soe that your Lordship is to pay nothing either to the one or the other. And I have discharged them both"; recommends in future sending a horse and man from Ashridge /Herts/ at about 10s. a time.

[no title]  E(B) 625  2 November 1688

Contents:
Instructions
To John Garland
To ask Phillips to reimburse Matthew Harding for the unnecessary expenditure about the rent of Earl's tenants in Halse. The waste is not to be dug up, nor is any timber to be felled without licence; no encroachments are to be made on the waste. See that there are no "clandestine doeings" in the "out lord ships" to deprive Earl of his right as formerly. Enquire after waifs and strays and other profits.

[no title]  E(B) 626  no date

Contents:
Letter
----- ?
To Sir John Halsey, Great Gaddesden, /Herts/
William Francklin states that Francis Burdocke and William Badby having persuaded Haines of Sulgrave and another to give them two loads of hay, kept their teams in the Earl's wood all night and in the morning took away 4 of Earl's trees. George Loveday persuaded Coale of Syresham Hatch to fell some timber, pretending to have permission, from Mr. Painter, to take some for his house. Mr. Malcher took 2 spires from Buttockspire Wood, pretending Mr. Painter gave them to him. Henry Shreive refuses to pay his fine for taking 40 loads of stone from the waste. Maior, head borough of Syresham, told John Carter that the woodwards cheated him of £20 - 30 p.a.

MISCELLANEOUS STRAYS  [no ref. or date]

FAMILY  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 627  c. 1598 or later

2 membranes. Parchment. Stained.
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Pedigree
Of Egerton, showing Egerton and Oulton, Ridley, Dodleston, "Wrynhill" and Betley branches up to 1598, with coats of arms /pen and ink with notes on colours/; dedicated to Thomas Egerton, Lord Keeper etc.

DOCUMENTS CONNECTED WITH OFFICIAL BUSINESS 1599, 1628 - 1642  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 628  27 February 1599

Contents:
Instructions
To Sir William Spencer, "one of the Quenes Ma'estes Auditours" about drawing up particular of crown possessions. Dated from York House.

[no title]  E(B) 629  3 June 1628
Language:  English and Latin

Contents:
Letter
William Ravenscroft
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Asking for a copy of Sir H. Martin's speech; Captain Wentworth, brother of Lord Lenslande, has "come over" with Lord Carleton and "they assure me Tom Davies is very well in Holland, and expect him here at the next passage"; "This morning, is apointed to consider of his Maiestes answer which (albeit beggers should be no choosers, and I ever wished we might have trusted the Kinges roiall word without thes aggravations) yet I see the generall vouge is, either to have more or to doe nothing though it be to their own undoing; which the Lord forbidd".

[no title]  E(B) 630  endorsed 6 March 1640 /1641

Contents:
Letter
Roger Holland
To /John Earl of Bridgewater/
Endorsed: "A Breife of some pointes insisted upon before the Committee in the Exchequer Chamber": arguments against jurisdiction of Council of Wales * in the English shires, by Mr. Puleston and Mr. Leech of Middle Temple, Mr. Thorpe and Mr. Glynn, criticism of Sir Thomas Milward for encouraging suits; jurisdiction defended by Mr. Ball, also mentions Serjeant Wyld and Mr. Morgan.

[no title]  E(B) 631  13 March 1640 /1641

Contents:
Notes
Endorsed: "Hollandes observacions att the Comittee Concerninge the Jurisdicion of the Court of Wales "/report on debate/.

[no title]  E(B) 632  23 - 29 March 1641

Contents:
List of Documents, and Notes
List of documents delivered to Mr. William Steele, Mr. Raphe Goodwin and Symon Butts, with reference numbers, relating to dispute over Council of Wales; and notes.

[no title]  E(B) 633  no date /1641

6 pages.

Contents:
Notes
"Proofs that the English Counties were the Marches of Wales according to the words of the Statute" of 34 Henry VIII

[no title]  E(B) 634  17 April 1642

Contents:
Letter
R. Beale, Ludlow Castle, /Shropshire/
To John Earl of Bridgewater
Has received Earl's letter with the commissions (except those for Flint "which woodruft the pursuyvant..... sayes, himself will delyver", and Carmarthen) and has delivered them to Mr. Beresford "the pursuyvant". Endorsement notes that Carmarthen was not included "amongst the Commission for the Leavy of the £400,000.

[no title]  E(B) 635  no date

Contents:
Notes
"Lords voates".

[no title]  E(B) 636  no date /Civil War

5 folios.

Contents:
Notes
Lists of prisoners, with action taken in some cases; refers to access to prisoners by the Scots, and to oath of fidelity especially with regard to Baptists.

[no title]  E(B) 637  no date

Contents:
Notes
About amount of powder required by various cannon, and culverin, using various weights of shot.

TWO STRAY DOCUMENTS CONCERNING MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE 1619 AND 1624  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 638  12 July 1619

5 folios.

Contents:
Exemplification
Of Confirmation by privy seal of 8 June 1619/
Of Chancery Decree of 10 June 1616/
In case Henry Earl of Oxford
Thomas Wood, gent.
And others, querents
Against Barnabas Gooch, doctor of laws, Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge,
And others, deforciants.
Piece of ground (7 acres) outside Aldgate, London, alienated by College to Elizabeth I in exchange for a parsonage, conveyed by Elizabeth I to "her then servant" Benedict Spinola, and by him to Edward late Earl of Oxford, whose then house it adjoined, from whom it descended to petitioner (his son); Spinola and late Earl improved property by building etc. at cost of over £10,000; during minority and absence abroad of petitioner, Master or College brought action against petitioner's tenant, despite Chancery decree in petitioner's favour: decree now confirmed. Passages about equity underlined or marked.
Attested copy

[no title]  E(B) 639  9 March 1624

Contents:
Notes
Names of committee of House of Commons, and days appointed for considering bill for reversing above decree.

Miscellaneous Estate Papers, Deeds and Correspondence  [no ref. or date]

Miscellaneous Brackley Estate Documents 1621-59  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 640  c.1621

Contents:
Abstract or copy of abstract of an exemplification by Queen Elizabeth certifying extracts from the rolls of John Kyrkeby, Treasurer to King Edward I (dated 12 February 1568)
Re tenure of lands in the Hundred of Kings Sutton in Syresham formerly held by the Abbot of Leicester and by Robert de Chetwood, and now held by Mr. Saunders, who also bought a leet of Lord Awbigney in a connection with a claim by Mr. Saunders to strays in Syresham
Also memoranda of evidence to be produced at the Assizes
Of Tho. Steere, bailiff of the Duchy
Wm. Adkyn who know of strays taken by Chappell the Bailiff
Ri. Steere who know of strays taken by Chappell the Bailiff
Endorsed with note that Tho. Steere lies at the Dolphin, Northampton
Mr. Salter, the steward mentioned

[no title]  E(B) 641  undated

* date cut out and new date written by side

Contents:
24 November 1623*
=?E(B) 581
Copy of letter
John, [Earl of] Bridgwater, house at Barbican to
Has received letter of 21st. He has not granted the mayor felons goods only profits of fairs and markets. As regards the assessment of his woods by the churchwardens and others at Brackley (for the relief of the poor), he is willing to pay what he should but the woods have not been taxed before. Instructs the recipient not to pay them until the Earl is more satisfied.
Wants to know what course recipient holds with Mr. Beathame and other tenants for moneys due to him about Brackley and Halse.
Endorsed "copy of my lord's letter.... for strays and felons goods".

[no title]  E(B) 642  July 1629

Contents:
Copy of an assessment of Brackley Parish for the repair and ornaments of the parish church of St. Peter, churchyard, steeple and stairs, communion table and pulpit and other utensils
Names and amounts. Includes Hawes and Sisham Hatch
With memoranda on the manner in which it was drawn up, on charging Old Brackley and Halse with a half instead of a third, on failing to apportion the levy on Halse between the tenants named and Earl
List of men that lead up the town against the Earl. One is called 'a very peevish person'!
Also copy of another levy for repaying £42 to the old churchwardens
And list of size of holdings of larger occupiers in both Brackley and Halse, showing how the acreage of Halse is over estimated

[no title]  E(B) 643  18 October 1629

Contents:
Memorandum by Andrew Plasteed one of the assessors ('overseers', crossed out) of a levy that the churchwardens and assessors met on that date at St. Peter's Church about a levy of £15 or £16 in which they tax Halse with the bigger half of it and asked him what he would do in it for Halse. His reply was he would pay what was usual, ie. a third part. If they did not agree they might take their course - which they agreed to do.
Names of two Churchwardens and three overseers

[no title]  E(B) 644&645  13 August 1629

Contents:
Draft letter to Mr. Richard Kente [from the Earl]
Asks (in the absence of Geo. Smalman) that Mr. Kente inform him about the recent "partiall and unusual" assessment of his tenants of Halse and asks him to consult Sir Tho. Crue [Crewe]
And another draft letter to Sir. Tho. Crue asking what course may be taken against the Earl's tenants if they refuse to pay.

[no title]  E(B) 646  8 May 1656

Badly decayed and mended

Contents:
Letter Geo. Smalman, Brackley to John, Earl of Bridgewater
About a preambulation of the parish made by the parishioners of the Borough of Brackley including the Earl's land and woods at Shyshame - has asked Mr. Kent the Earl's deputy steward to ............
Mr. Johnstone still detains 20/- respited on the last Michaelmas rental for the towle and stalledge - he says that he and Mr. Wm. Hilton the present mayor and Mr. Rt. Hilton, his brother are in good hope the Earl will not 'improve' the rent over the former 50/- p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 647  c.1656

Contents:
Memoranda (in Geo. Smalman's hand) concerning a perambulation of the parish made 5 May 1656 by Mr. Hickman, vicar, Mr. W. Hylton the mayor Mr. Ri. Kent deputy steward, Mr. Johnstone late mayor and others
Gives particulars of their perambulation and some hedge breaking that was done in the course of it

[no title]  E(B) 648  25 June 1659

Mark and Seal; Parcht

Contents:
Indenture demise
(1) Ann Cadle of Brackley, widow
(2) Mathew Hardinge of Brackley, butcher
For 40/-
Of a butchers staule and space or quantity of ground for a staule to stand on next to south end of the staule, late T. Piddington's at the lower end of the Butcher rowe the west side in Brackley - commonly known as Frosts staule
From 29 September last for 1000 years at 2d a year if demanded
Covenant against any claim under Mathew Cadle late of Brackley butcher deceased.
Proviso for defeasance upon payment of both 40/- and 54/- charges which Mathew has been at in erecting the staule

HALSE Manor 1450-1546  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 649  Godestowe, Monday before Lady day 1450

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) Abbess of Godestowe and convent thereof to
(2) William Wylkyns
Of manor of Hals with demesnes except lands and pastures which Lord de Lovell enclosed within his park
For 10 years
At 40s p.a.
Covenant that William within 10 years repair the property viz: a hall, a barn and all other houses within the manor which are listed on the back of this indenture x
William shall bear all other charges except tenths granted to the King
Not to assign whole or part without a licence
X A hall with chamber, a barn and and 'oxhouse' with two houses at the south end, a 'bakhows' and a 'malthous' and a house for pigs

[no title]  E(B) 650  16th cent

Contents:
Memorandum as to the title of Isabell Braynton, Abbess of Godstowe
To a barn and yardland in Hallse now in tenure of Thomas, Earl of Derby and 33s 4d rent out of the manor of Halse, 13s 4d out of the manor of Brakley and of 13s 4d out of the manor of Faringo
The barn and yardland were given to the monastery by Robert, Earl of Leicester and continued until the time of Dame Katheryne Feld(s), abbess, to whom Isabell succeeded.
She says the abbey has been seized of the rents time out of mind and has received the £3 regularly until bailiffs of said Thomas denied payment of £1 (parcel thereof) which she prays may be restored and the arrears thereof.

[no title]  E(B) 651  c.1450

Contents:
'Evidence concerning Halse which Sir G. Pecham pretendeth title unto'
(a) copy of note of Isabell Brayton's title
(b) abstract of indenture between the abbess &c. and William Wilkyns, 1450
(c) abstract of confirmation by Robert, Earl of Leicester, son of Robert to Godstow of a grant by his father of a grant in Halso, Brackley and Faryngho
(d) abstract of indenture between Seher de Quincy, Earl of Winchester and Juliana, abbess of Godstow of land in Halse
(e) abstract of grant by Master Reginald de Halso to Godstow of a yardland in Halso
(f) confirmation by Margaret de Quincy, Countess of Winchester of (e)

[no title]  E(B) 652  1589

Contents:
Copy of abstract of grant
By King Henry VIII dated 4 February 37 1546
To Richard Brydges, esqre. and John Knyght, gent inter alia
Of all lands once in the tenure of Robert Blynche, Tho. Pargytter and Cristofer Lyght, in Halse late belonging to the monastery of Godestowe, Oxon (and all that abbey's lands in Halse)
Of the clear annual value of 40/-
To be held as of manor of Donyngton, Berks in socage
Attested by Ro. Kighley, 1589

HALSE and BRACKLEY Rectory and Tithes 1520 - 1746  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 653  16 March 1520

No seal surviving

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) Richard Abbot of BM de Pratis of Leycester and convent there to
(2) D. Richard Wood, vicar of Brakley
Of rectory with tithes of corn and hay in fields of Brackley and Halso with a messuage and two yardlands &c. in Brackley late occ. by T. Ingram
From Lady Day for 20 years
For £13.3.4 p.a. and 30s 6d for the messuage
- Query if executed or authentic

[no title]  E(B) 654  16 March 1520

Contents:
Copy of indenture of lease
(1) Richard, Abbot of B. Mary de pratis, Leicester and convent there to
(2) Richard Wood, vicar of Brackley
Of rectory and tithes of Brackley and Halse and messuage and 2 yardlands &c. in Brackley late in occ. of T. Ingram
For 20 years
At £13.3.4. p.a. for rectory and 30/6 for lands

[no title]  E(B) 655  c.1600

Contents:
Attested copies of
(a) Grant of next presentation
By Richard, Abbot of BM de pratis of Leicester and convent there to
William Faulke, N.P.. Wm. Faulke and J. Faulke
Of Brackley vicarage 23 November 1522
And
(b) Presentation to John, Bishop of Peterborough by William Faulke
Of Edmund Spokes, clerk
To vicarage of Brackley
On death of Richard Wood, Chaplain, the last incumbent
25 September 1543
Attested by Ri. Atkins deputy of William James, registrar

[no title]  E(B) 656  12 November 1535

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) John, Abbot of Monastery of Our Lady in the Medows and convent, to
(2) J. Rudyng of the Westcots nyghe Leicester
Of the parsonage of Brackley and Brackley and Halsso and all lands, woods, tithes &c.
From St. Barnabas day next for 51 years
For £13.3.4. p.a.
And all their messuages and holdings in Brackley and Brackley late in holding of Syr Richarde Wodde, vicar
Roger Ardern' and Edmonde Drye
And all lands belonging to same from Michaelmas next for 51 years
At £3.8.6. p.a.
And also Sygressham Wodds alias Langanhow from All Saints next for 51 years
For 6 hens and 8d (altered from 6 shillings 8d)
And for a fine (for all above) of £6

[no title]  E(B) 657  14 April 1540

Signed by (2)

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) J. Rudyng of Westcots, Leic., gent
(2) J. Rookys of Stonystratford, Bucks, draper
Refers to indenture of lease dated 12 November 1535 from Abbot of monastery of Our Lady in the meadows of Leicester and convent thereof to him of the parsonage of Brakley and Brakley and Halse for 51 years at £13.3.4d. p.a. and all their messuages and lands in Brakley and Brakley late in occ. of Sir Rychard Wood, vicar, Roger Ardern, and Edmunde Drye for 51 years at £3.8.6d
Now (1) to (2) of rectory and parsonage and all tithes of corn, seedsm hay, flax and hemp
For 12 years
And of messuage &c. occupied by Sir Ri. Wood for 12 years for 37s 10d p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 658  30 November 1550

Sig and Seal of (2)

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) J. Rudyng of Westcots, Leics, gentylman, to
(2) Robert Peckham of Betlesden, Bucks, esqre
Of the tithe corn hay flax and hemp out of the parsonage of Brackley (except tithes of the glybe feildes) from Pentecost (1552 (?)
For 10 years for £13.3.4d p.a.
(2) shall pay all ordinary charges going out of the parsonage of Brackley and Brackley and repair the chancel of Brackley parish church

[no title]  E(B) 659  undated

Contents:
Copy of a recognizance of debt (taken on 15 May 1560)
By John Ruding of Westcots, Leic, gent
To Patrick Lile
For £400
Condition refers to a sale by Ruding to Lile of a lease of the rectory and parsonage of olde Brakley, newe Brakley and Hawlse, and a coppice called Langley with all tithes (granted by Abbot and convent to J. Ruding his father and condition is the handing over of the lease and quiet enjoyment by Lyle of the property from Whitsuntide 1561
Also, Patrick Lyle to enter at next fallow on the ground Annes Leyper, widow, holds for rest of the term (except to Thomas Beynyt of Braickley 4 years he has to come in his lease and 8 years to come in Ni. Warren's lease of part of the premises)

[no title]  E(B) 660  11 April 1579

Contents:
Abstract of letters Patent of grant by Queen [Elizabeth]
To Sir Christofer Hatton
For a surrender of £100 part of £400 annual payment to him under letters patent of 5 December 1575
Of rectory and church of Brackley and Brackley Halsow late belonging to the monastery of de Pratis of Leicester
And advowson of vicarage of Brackley and Brackley et Halsoo,
And reversions of rectory and all lands and woods
To be held of manor of East Greenewich, Kent, in free socage
For a rent of £5.0.3d and £7.13.4 stipend for the vicar or curate there
And 9/9d to Bishop of Peterborough for an annual pension
Certified as accurate by Ric: Cartwright
Endorsed with a note signed Wylton Noye about the meaning of this grant taken in conjunction with a former grant to Edward, Earl of Lyncolne, especially as regards the advowson

[no title]  E(B) 661  12 April 1579

Sig and Seal of C. Hatton

Contents:
Indenture Bargain and Sale
(1) Sir. Chr. Hatton, vice-chamberlain of the Queen and P.C.
(2) Tho. Crompton and J. Morley of London, gentt.
Refers to Letters Patent of 11 April to him
Now, (1) assigns to (2)
Rectory of Brackley &c. &c.

[no title]  E(B) 662  1 February 1582

Contents:
Copy of indenture
(1) Tho. Crompton and J. Morley of London, gents, to
(2) William Lyle of Brackley, yeoman
For £350
Of rectory and church of Brackley and Brackley and Halsoo alias Halse late of Monastery of De Pratis, Leicester and all tithes and lands appurtenant as granted by letters patent of 11 April 1579 to Sir Chr. Hatton
And as he by deed of 12 April 1579
Conveyed to (1)
To be held of manor of East Greenwich in socage for £5.0.3d for the rectory and £7.13.4 for the stipend of the vicar and 9s 9d pension to Bishop of Peterborough

[no title]  E(B) 663  23 January '1589', 1590

Contents:
Notarial Attestation
Of exhibition by John Boatknyff, clerk, vicar of Brackley
In the chapel of B. Mary Magdalene of Chadson next my dwelling house in the parish of Castle Ashbie
Of deed of resignation of the vicarage
On above date
Paraph of Wm. Prytherghe of Bangor Diocese, N.P.

[no title]  E(B) 664  12 February 1591

Contents:
Exemplification
Of a record of The Remembrancer of The Exchequer of Michaelmas Term 1589
Of a decree dated 13 November, dismissing the bill of complaint against the defendant John Betriff, clerk, vicar of Brackley brought by Henry, Earl of Derby who claimed as owner of Halse pasture (being the demesnes of manor of Halse in Brackley parish) that they were free from tithes by virtue of a payment of £8 yearly to the vicar
That the vicar had brought a case in the church courts against John Baker, occupier of the lands, for tithe conies, tithe wool, tithe lamb, tithe calf &c.
And it being proved that J. Betriff had been paid £20 p.a. by J. Baker, that J. Betriff's predecessor J. Wats has let the tithes to J. Baker for £20 £13.6.8 payable to himself and £6.13.4 to Wm. Lyle)
And that Tho. Rawson a vicar had received £14 p.a. or £13.6.8 (20 marks)
And that the vicar generally contented himself with £8 when the rent of the pastures was £69 but it was now £460 p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 665  6 October 1609

Contents:
Indenture Bargain and Sale
(1) William Lyle of Evenley gent and Elizabeth his wife to
(2) Sir Richard Wenman of Tame Parke, Oxon
For £600
Of a messuage in Brackley St. Peters wherein W. Lyle dwelt and now occ. by Sir George Throckmorton the younger
And five butts of land in the Castle Feild of Brackley abutting on the yard of the said dwelling house
And messuage in Brackley wherein J. Coles dwelt sometime parcel of lands and monastery of the meadows of Leicester and bought by W. Lyle father of W. Lyle from Roger Manners esquire
And cottage on last mentioned premises occupied by J. Peckover
Except a great barn next the common street parcell of first mentioned messuage and ground laid to it formerly parcel of the barnyard

[no title]  E(B) 666  6 October 7 James

Contents:
Deed poll Feoffment
William Lyle of Evenley to
Sir Richard Wenman
Of same
Memo of delivery of seisin endorsed

[no title]  E(B) 667  10 May 11 1613

Contents:
Indenture Bargain and Sale inrolled
(1) William Lyle of Evenlye, gent, and Elizabeth his wife, to
(2) Sir Richard Wenman of Tame Parke, Oxon f
For £1,600
Of tythes of corne and graine and hay parcel of the rectory and parsonage of Brackley alias Brackley Halse out of any houses or lands in Brackley
And farm and backside to the parsonage in Brackley and several plotts in the fields of Brackley, belonging to the parsonage
And that ile or part of the chancel belonging to the parsonage (except the advowson of the vicarage and all tithes of Halse alias Hawes and of woods late the freehold of Edward, Earl of Darby in Halse Brackley and Syresham)
Refers to rent due to the King out of Brackley rectory £5.0.3
To sum due to vicar of Brackley or his curate of £7.13.4d
To pension due to Bishop of Peterborough of 9s 9d and 7s 7d for the Archdeacons procurations for the same rectory
Covenant by (1) that all arrears are paid and that he will continue to pay the £7.13.4 by (2) to pay £5.0.3 and the pension and procurations with a defeasance of the indenture upon non payment by (2) to (1) on 29 September 1614 of £1040
Also counterpart endorsed with a receipt dated 6 October for £640 part of £1040

[no title]  E(B) 668  Trinity 1614

Contents:
Final Concord
(1) Sir Ri. Wenman
-v-
(2) W. Lyle, gent and Elizabeth his wife
Of a barn, 2 acres of meadow, 2 acres of pasture in Brackley and all tithes of corn, grain and hay in Brackley
£41

[no title]  E(B) 669  6 October '1614'

Contents:
Deed poll Release inrolled in Chancery
William Lyle of Evenlye, gent
To
Sir Richard Wenman
Of the proviso for defeasance in indentures of 10 May
And receipt for whole sum of £1040

[no title]  E(B) 670  12 February 1619

Contents:
Copy of Writ to Sheriff of Northants
To enter lands of tenants in socage of the crown and inquire who are the present tenants and who have been since the letters patent of grant were made and to cause them to answer at the Exchequer
For reliefs they should have paid on succeeding to their holdings
Endorsed: "The coppy of the writte for a releafe of Brakly parsonage"

[no title]  E(B) 671a  7 May 1635

Sig and Armorial Seal; Parchment

Contents:
Indenture Covenant to stand seized
By
(1) Richard, Lord Wenman
With
(2) Richard Lane of Middle Temple esqre attorney general to the Price and Arthure Goodwyn of Upper Winchingdon, Bucks, esquire
Of a messuage in Brackley St Peters occupied by (1), 5 butts of land, and all tithes of Brackley rectory in Brackley (except that of a farm late Grayes), and of barn and backside to the parsonage, and of several plotts in the fields
And ile or part of chancel
For love of his younger son
To use of (1) for life and then to use of Phillippe Wenman his son
One witness is Law Banastre

[no title]  E(B) 671b  7 May 1635

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of covenant
Signed by A. Goodwin only

[no title]  E(B) 672  20 October '1643'

Sig of (2) and 3 seals

Contents:
Indenture
(1) Phillipp Wenman of Brackley esqre
Lady Elizabeth his wife (widow of Sutton Lord Gerrard, deceased) and Sir Tho. Wenman Viscount Wenman of Tuam, Ireland, son and heir of Richard Lord Wenman, to
(2) William Glascock of St. Martin in the Fields esqre
(3) Patrick Fitzmorris Lord of Kerrey and Lixnam and Sir Martin Lister of Thorpe, Leics
For £700
Of capital messuage in Brackley St. Peters in which Richard Lord Wenman dwelt and lately occupied by Robert, Earl of Essex, 5 butts, tithes of rectory in Brackley, barn, plots and ile
For 99 years at a peppercorn rent
Covenant premises are worth £120 p.a.
Subject only to the £5.0.3., 9/9 and 7/7 out goings
And covenant to levy fine to (3) to use of (2) with reversion to (1) and heirs of Lady Elizabeth

[no title]  E(B) 673  22 October '1643'

Sigs of (2), armorial seal of Phillipp Wenman

Contents:
Indenture 'counterpart' of demise
(1) W. Glascock to
(2) Phillipp Wenman and Thomas, Viscount Wenman of same premises
For 9 years 11 months
At £100 p.a. to (1) during his life and thereafter a peppercorn

[no title]  E(B) 674  17th century

Contents:
Copies of records of ordinations of the vicarage of Brackley and similar documents such as compositions concerning the tithes
Of the time of Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln
Of 4 July 1354
Of Sunday St. Catherine V, '1397'
Refers to vicarage of Brackley, chapel of Halse, land in Evenley, church of Syresham, Little Whitfield, Whistley Wood &c.

[no title]  E(B) 675  1354

Contents:
3 Non March '1350'
7 John
Copy of Certificate of Ordination of the Vicarage
Of Brackley by John, Bishop of Lincoln quoting the Register of Ordinations
And a composition between the Abbot and Convent of St. Mary de pratis of Leicester and the vicar of Brackley concerning tithes
Endorsed: Mr. Fisher yo Proctor

[no title]  E(B) 676  3 Non March '1354'

Contents:
Copy of certificate of ordination of the vicarage of Brackley by John, Bishop of Lincoln quoting the register of ordinations
And of a composition for tithes
With note to get these both exemplified under the registrar's seal and send them to Mr. Calcotte to Northampton Assizes by Mr. Muscott
Endorsed: Mr. Calcotte Mr. Lile

[no title]  E(B) 677  8 November 1655

Contents:
Notarial Attestation
Of search made in the Lincoln Registry and of entry of ordination of vicarage of Brackley
Paraph of Richard Winstanley N.P.

[no title]  E(B) 678  1658

Contents:
A breviat for Halse tithes
A short abstract of title written by the owner and notes on ways to prove his rights

[no title]  E(B) 679  28 November 1672

Contents:
Exemplification of a Recovery
T. Smith gent and Marmaduke Reeve, gent
-v-
Philipp Wenman, Knight, viscount Tuam
Of messuage, 2 gardens, 3 acres in Brackley, and Rectory of Brackley and tithes in Brackley
Mary Wenman vouchee
EdmundClent common vouchee

[no title]  E(B) 680  17 December 1672

2 sigs and 2 seals

Contents:
Indenture Deed to declare uses of a recovery
(1) Thomas Smyth of Brackley, gent and Marmaduke Reeve of Marshgibbon, Bucks, gent -v-
(2) Sir Phillip Wenman, Viscount Wenman of Tuam and Mary his daughter and heir.
To use of (2) and their heirs for ever

[no title]  E(B) 681a  1 February '1675', 1676

3 Sigs 2 seals

Contents:
Indenture Lease for a year
(1) Phillip Lord Wenman and Mary his daughter and heir
(2) W. Crofts of Saxham, Suffolk, esqre
To
(3) Anthony Crofts of St. Martin in Fields esqre and Martin Folkes of Grayes Inn esqre
Of messuage in Brackley &c. &c.

[no title]  E(B) 681b  2 February '1675', 1676

Sigs of (1), (2) and A. Crofts and seals

Contents:
Indenture Release and Settlement
(1) Philip Lord Wenman Viscount Tuam Baron of Killmaineham and Mary his only daughter and heir apparent
(2) W. Crofts
To
(3) Anthony Crofts and Martyne Folkes esqre
For marriage of (2) and Mary
Of messuage in Brackley, 5 butts, and a messuage and cottage, tithes in Brackley, barn and backside plots of ground, Isle in church
In trust for (2) and his wife and issue

[no title]  E(B) 682  2 February '1675', 1676

Sig and Seal of Philip

Contents:
Indenture Bargain and Sale inrolled
(1) Philip Lord Wenman
Sir Francis Wenman of Thame Park, Oxon
(2) W. Crofts
Refers to will of Thomas, Viscount Wenman, brother of Philip dated 3 December 1658 devising to his son in law, Sir Francis Wenman and Vincent Barrye esqre for 21 years all his manors in Oxon and Bucks on trust to pay Philip £1000 p.a. and also charged the lands after 21 years with same annuity
Refers to settlement of Philip's Brackley estate on W. Crofts and his wife, but subject to £80 p.a. to W. Glascock for life of W.G.
Now (1) to (2) of £100 p.a. out of the annuity of £1000 p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 682b  2 February '1675', 1676

Sigs and Seals of (1)

Contents:
Indenture 'Counterpart'
(1) Philip
Francis
To
(2) W. Croft

[no title]  E(B) 683  15&16 September 1681

Sigs and Seals of (1), (2), W. Adams, W. Poley and Edmund Pott

Contents:
Indentures Settlement by lease and release
(1) W. Crofts of Saxham esqre
(2) Anne Alington, eldest daughter of Wm. Alington, late of London, esqre
To
(3) Sir William Adams of Sprowston, Nfk, Bart., W. Poley of Boxted, Sfk, esqre Martin Folkes of Grayes Inne, esqre Edmund Pott of St. Edmund-Bury, Suffolk, gt
For marriage of (1) and (2)
Of capital messuage in Brackley
5 butts
Messuage
Cottage
Tithes
Barn and backside
Plotts of ground
Isle
On various trusts

[no title]  E(B) 684  17 September 1681

Sigs and Seals of (2)

Contents:
Indenture
(1) W. Crofts
To
(2) W. Poley and Edmund Pott
Of £100 p.a. parcel of £1000 p.a. annuity of Philip Lord Wenman

[no title]  E(B) 685  dated 20 July 1694

Contents:
Copy of Will
Of William Crofts of L. Saxham, Suffolk
Gives £6,000 settled on his marriage and his estate in Brackley (if he dies without issue) to his wife for life and then to his brother Anthony Crofts and his heirs
To poor of L. Saxham £10. to add to £40 given them by Lord Crofts to invest same
To son Charles £1500 if he attains 21 years
To son Henry £1500 if he attains 21 years
Makes wife Ann and brother executors and gives residue to eldest son, Anthony

[no title]  E(B) 686  after 1705

Contents:
Abstract of title of Wm. Crofts esqre to a messuage and lands in Brackley and the rectory and great tithes thereof
1609-1694
6 October 1609 Wm. Lisle to Sir Ri. Wenman of 2 messuage, cottage and some land in Brackley
10 May 1613 Same to same of tithes, barn and land belonging to Rectory, part of Chancel (except advowson) and tithes of Halse and woods in Halse, Brackley and Syresham
Several settlements
2 February 1675 Marriage settlement of W. Crofts and Mary Wenman
16 September 1681 second marriage settlement of W. Crofts with Anne Alington
20 July 1694 will of W. Crofts
Refers to marriage settlement of Anthony Crofts, son of above of whom Wm. Crofts is the only issue (no date)

[no title]  E(B) 687  22/23 December 1719

Contents:
Indentures, Lease and Release
(1) Anthony Crofts of L. Saxham, Suffolk esqre and Elizabeth his wife, sole surviving daughter of Sir Ri. Gipps and Dame Elizabeth
(2) Charles Crofts of Lincolns Inn, Mx. esqre and Charles Robins of Middle Temple, London esqre
(3) Richard Gipps of Badley, Suffolk, esqre
Refers to will of Dame Elizabeth dated 2 November 1716 bequeathing £3000 to Elizabeth and £500 to (1)'s son Wm., (3) being her executor who proved the will
Now for £3000 and £500 to A. Crofts and for securing £1000 lent to A. Crofts by Robert Harland of Sproughton, Sflk, esqre, A. Crofts to (2)
Of manor of Saxham parva, advowson, mansion house and park and 4 farms and blacksmith's shop in L. Saxham (or Ickworth Gt. Saxham, Risby, Fornham All Saints and Westley), farm in Cheever, Suffolk, farm in Chevington, Suffolk, farm in Pulham, Norfolk capital messuage in Brackley St. Peter in which Philip Lord Wenman formerly lived, sometime Wm. Lisles and heretofore in possession of Sir Geo. Throckmorton the younger, and 5 butts of land in Castlefield in Brackley
And messuage heretofore in tenure of J. Coles in Brackley and lands appurtenant, parcel of possessions of monastery of The Meadow of Layer, bought by W. Lisle the elder and Roger Mannors esqre
And cottage formerly occupied J. Peckover
And tithes of rectory of Brackley or Brackley Halse
And barn and backside to parsonage and plots of ground appurtenant
To hold on various trusts to secure sums advanced by (3) and in case both Ann Crofts mother, and Elizabeth, wife of Anthony Crofts survive him, then to hold manor and mansion of L. Saxham and all other lands not in jointure to Ann, to Elizabeth Croft and after Ann Croft's death (and Anthony Croft's) to secure to Elizabeth Croft £300 p.a.
Endorsed with
(a) Covenants dated 17 April 1722 by Anthony Croftes that the manor of L. Saxham &c. shall stand
Security for £1000 paid to Rt. Hayland with £1000 borrowed of Tho. Willis of London, merchant, Fra. Lowe and Geo. Snagg and that the whole estate shall be security to Richard Gipps for a further £8000
(b) Receipt dated 21 May 1724 die £200 more advanced by Ri. Gipps.
Also a final concord of Hillary 1720

[no title]  E(B) 688  undated

Contents:
1720
Copy of Rental of
Tithes of 'Haws' as in 1720
£65.4.6
(13 payers)

[no title]  E(B) 689  undated

Contents:
18 April 1722
Copy of indenture of mortgage
(1) Ri. Gipps of Badley, Sfk., esqre
(2) Anthony Croftes of L. Saxham
(3) James Oades of St. Andrews, Holborn, city of London, gent
Referring to indentures of 22/23 December 1719
And to indentures of assignment dated 25 April 1721 to T. Willis, Fra. Lowe of Greys Inne, Mx., esqre and George Snagg of Moulden, Beds, gent for £1000 of manor and lands in L. Saxham
Now for £800 by (3) to (1) with consent of (2)
(1) to (3)
Of same premises
And also other farms in L. Saxham, Ickworth &c. and in Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 690  21 May 1724

Contents:
Indenture of Mortgage
(1) Anthony Croftes and Elizabeth his wife
(2) Ri. Gipps
(3) Ri. Edwards of Symonds Inn, Chancery Lane, Mx. gent
To
(4) James Oades of St. Andrew Holborn, Mx. gent for £200 to (2) and £1000 to (1) from (4)
(1) and (4) to (3) in trust for (4) of manor of Little Saxham &c. &c. and Brackley and a final concord, Easter term 1724

[no title]  E(B) 691  undated

Contents:
Abstract of deeds by which £2000 is charged on estate of Anthony Crofts and payable to Mr. James Oades
22/23 December 1719 Settlement by Anthony Crofts of his Suffolk and Northants estates
17 April 1722 endorsement
18 April 1722 mortgage to Oades
21 May 1724 further charge to secure £1200 in all

[no title]  E(B) 692  27 April 1733

Contents:
Indenture Bargain and Sale to make a tenant
(1) William Crofts of L. Saxham esqre eldest son and heir male of Anthony Crofts who was eldest son and heir male of Wm. Crofts of Saxham esqre by Anne
(2) Edward Ventris of Middle Temple, esqre
To
(3) Jasper Blythman of Inner Temple, gent
Of capital messuage in Brackley St. Peters, 5 butts, messuage, cottage, tithes of corn, grain and hay, barn and backside in Brackley and plots of ground, and Aisle or part of chancel belonging to the parsonage of Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 693  7 May 1733

Contents:
Exemplification of a Recovery
Edward Ventris esqre
-v- Jasper Blythman gent
Of three messuages, 4 gardens, 40 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 50 acres of pasture, in Brackley otherwise Brackley Halse with all tithes of corn, grain and hay in Brackley or Brackley Halse
William Crofts vouchee

[no title]  E(B) 694  25, 26 June 1733

Contents:
Indentures Lease and Release
(1) W. Crofts and Elizabeth Crofts his mother
To
(2) Scroop, Earl of Bridgewater
For £3000
Of capital messuage in Brackley St. Peters
5 butts
Messuage and lands [as in deed of 1719]
Cottage
Tithes
Barn and backside
Several plots belonging to the parsonage
Aisle or part of chancel
And all other lands in Brackley

[no title]  E(B) 695  26 June 1733

Contents:
Indenture of Assignment
(1) Thos. Hall of Mounsmere in parish of Preston Candover, Hants, gent, administration with will annexed of James Odes of St. Andres Holborn London, gent, deceased
(2) George Edwards of Henlow, Beds, esqre, executor of will of Ri. Edwards of Symonds Inn, gent, decd.
(3) Wm. Crofts of L. Saxham esqre, and Elizabeth his mother
(4) Ri. Gipps of Badley, Sfk, esqre
(5) Scroop, Duke of Bridgwater
(6) Jasper Blythman of the Inner Temple, gent
(7) Tho. Hulme of Ashridge, Bucks, gent
Refers to indentures of 22/23 December 1719
Refers to indentures of 18 April 1722
Refers to indentures of 21 May 1724
Refers to will of James Oades dated 25 February '1724', 1725
Now, for £2659.11.0 by (5) to (1)
(Part of £3000 purchase price payable to (3))
(1), (3), (4) and (5) to (6) of all lands in indentures of 18 April 1722 in trust for (5)

[no title]  E(B) 696  28 & 29 September 1743

Contents:
Copy of indentures of lease and release by way of mortgage
(1) Tobias Lisle of Island of Antigua and of Evenly, now in London, merchant, eldest son and heir of Wm. Lisle late of Antigua, merchant who was grandson of Wm. Lisle of Evenly, esqre
(2) Ri. Chauncy of Edgecotte, esqre
(3) Nathaniel Cole of Basinghall Street, London, gent
Refers to indentures of 7 July 1724
(a) Fermer Lisle of Evenly, esqre, grandson of Wm. Lisle and uncle of Tobias
(b) Elizabeth Palmer, widow
(c) Toby Chauncy of Inner Temple, London, esqre
Reciting a mortgage of 22 November 1688 by W. Lisle to Sir Littleton Powis and Mathew Johnson and Samuel Green of 2 closes in Evenley called The Brackley Closes, (23 acres), late occ. Joan Blincol, widow, and Broadwell Meadow in Evenley (8 acres) late occ. W. Gill and The Windmill Close in Evenley (20a) occ. W. Lisle and the two Pudding Closes (20a) occ. W. Lisle and the two Middle Crofts (14a) occ. W. Painter and Tho. Painter and the Bottom of the Barn Close (16a) occ. W. Lisle - in Evenley for £1000 which was now vested in Eliz. Palmer for £1350
Now (d) and (b) to (c) for £1350 to (b) by (c) of same (and for £100 more to (a))
Which £1450 was now due to (2) as sole executor of Wm. Chauncy of Edgecotte, esqre, sole brother and executor of Toby Chauncy
Refers to the property being bequeather by Wm. Lisle by will dated 23 October 1715 to Fermer Lisle in tail male whose heir male (1) is
Now for £2000 advanced to (1) by (2) and for £1450 already due
(1) and (2) to (3)
Of manor or lordship of Evenley, rectory in propriate of Brackley and tithes of Hawes and advowson of Brackley the 2 Brackley Closes &c. (as in deed of 1688)

[no title]  E(B) 697  26 & 27 March 1744

Contents:
Copy of indentures of lease and release
(1) Tobias Lisle of Evenley
(2) Bridget Lisle, spinster and Mary Pearne of Evenley, wido, two surviving daughters of W. Lisle and executrics
(3) Elizabeth Herne and Dorothy Herne spinsters, daughters of Basil Herne late of Six Clerks Office, London, gent, decd. by Susannah, his wife another daughter of W. Lisle
(4) Ri. Chauncy of Edgcote and Nat. Cole
(5) W. Price
(6) Geo. Denton of Hillesden, Bucks, esqre and John Spencer of Chipping Warden, clerk
Refers to indenture of 22 November 1688
Will of 23 October 1715
Will of Frances Lisle, another daughter bequeathing legacy of £500 under W. Lisle's will to her sister Mary Pearne
Will of Basil Herne dated 22 October 1725 assigning legacy of £500 under W. Lisle's will due to his wife, to their two daughter
Indentures of 28/29 September 1743 of security to (4)
Now for £3,600 to (4) by (5) at request of (1)
£500 to Bridget Lisle
£1,000 to Mary Pearne
£500 to (3)
And £2,200 to (1)
(£7,800)
(1) &c. to (5)
Of manor of Evenley &c.
Rectory of Brackley &c. advowson, tithes &c.
And assignment of mortgage term to (6) in trust for (5)
And also copy of bargain and sale inrolled of same, 2 August 1744

[no title]  E(B) 698  15 & 16 August 1746

Contents:
Indentures Lease and Release
(1) Wm. Price late of Bengall but now of London, merchant
To
(2) John, Duke of Bridgewater and Samuel Egerton of Tatton, Cheshire, esqre
For £2000
Of the rectory impropriate of Brackley and advowson of vicarage and tithes in Brackley and Halse and messuage in Brackley and Halse (Samuel Egerton being chief acting trustee executor and guardian of John, Duke of Bridgewater, a minor)
Endorsed with conveyances by Samuel Egerton to Francis, Duke of Bridgewater of same, 5 & 6 July 1758
And the release with a general receipt dated 17 March 1758 for their respective parts of the £2,000 purchase money signed by Jersey, Ri. Lyttelton, R. Bridgewater, Gower and Caroline Egerton

[no title]  E(B) 699  16 August 1746

Contents:
Indenture Bargain and Sale inrolled
As for release

[no title]  E(B) 700  16 August 1746

Contents:
Indenture Covenant to produce title deeds
(1) W. Price
(2) Samuel Egerton
Deeds of 9 June 1659 whereby W. Lisle the elder covenants to stand seised with W. Lisle the younger his nephew of R. impropriate of Brackley and tithes of Halse
19 October 1688 and recovery
27 May 1743 and recovery
28 & 29 September 1743
26 & 27 March '1744'
2 August 1744

[no title]  E(B) 701  16 August 1746

Contents:
Indenture Assignment of a term
(1) W. Price
(2) J. Spencer of Chipping Warden, clerk
(3) John, Duke of Bridgewater, and Samuel Egerton
(4) Tho. Hulme of Ashridge, gent
Refers to will of Wm. Lisle dated 23 October 1715 in which he devised the Rectory, advowson and tithes of Brackley to his daughter, Bridget Lisle, Frances Lisle and Mary Pearne for 99 years in trust to pay various legacies but if his grandson, Fermer Lisle should live to 21 and undertake to pay same, then to Fermor Lisle and his heirs male with remainder to his other grandson Wm Lisle and his heirs male
Refers to inheritance by Tobias Lisle
Refers to indenturs of 26 & 27 March '1744' whereby the term of 99 years was conveyed to J. Spencer in trust to attend the inheritance
Now (2) to (4) in trust for (3) of same term

[no title]  E(B) 702  16 August 1746

Contents:
Indenture indemnity
(1) W. Price
(2) John, Duke of Bridgwater and Samuel Egerton of Tatton
Against a rent charge under W. Lisle's will of £3 p.a. half to be disposed by the Mayor of Brackley and half by the executors to the poor of Brackley
(1) to S. Egerton, of 2 closes in Evenley late occ. by J. Nicholson and another close in Evenley occ. Doctor Bowles, as indemnity against the £3 p.a. or any part being charged on the rectory &c. sold to (2) by (1)

[no title]  E(B) 702b  3 July 1746

Contents:
Affidavit by Rebecca Tofield of St. George The Martyr, Middx., spinster, sister to Eleanor Tofield a servant in the Lisle family whom Mr. Lisle wished to marry about 30 years before. To prevent, Mr. Lisle was sent to the West Indies and Eleanor Tofield afterwards married John Jocelyn of Great Carter Lane, London

[no title]  E(B) 702c  1746

Contents:
Abstract of title to the manor of Evenley, tithes of 'Haws' [Halse] and advowson of Brackley
From 1659
With opinion of counsel R. Wilbraham
11 August 1746

[no title]  E(B) 703  1910

Contents:
Two lists of documents received from Mr. Louis Du Cane in February 1910

Bridgewater House, London 1667-1715  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 704  '1666', 1667

Contents:
19 Charles II
Draft indenture Lease
(1) John, Earl of Bridgewater, Viscount Brackley and Baron of Ellesmere to
(2) Richard Marsh, citizen and girdler of London
Of a messuage near the Gatehouse entering into the court of the capital messuage called Bridgewater House in Barbican in the parish of St. Gyles without Cripplegate, London now occupied by George Fadlutt from 21 December last
For 6 years, 7 months, 18 days
At £16 p.a.
Covenants against prohibited trades

[no title]  E(B) 705  1700

Contents:
'Additional abstract of title of Bridgewater House late parcel of Cleveland House".
Of indentures of lease and release of 17.4.1700
(a) Sir Fra. Child, J. Rogers and Anne Jackson
(b) Wm. Galston and Aaron Kinton
(c) J. Rossington and Joseph Rossington to
(d) John, Earl of Bridgewater
For £5,200
Of Capital messuage occupied by (d), kitchen, laundry and garden behind north ward and yard at West End and on west side of kitchen and laundry, and coachhouses, stables &c. in parishes of St. Martin's and St. James' - parcel of Berkshire House or Cleveland House and use of Great Court before the house in common and use of Dung place and pond on North and West of stable yard
And also of an assignment of terms to William, Lord Cheyne and Charles Egerton in trust
And also of another assignment of 17.4.1700 of all such parts of premises laid into the garden or are built upon
And also a conveyance dated 30.10.1700 by Henry Guy surviving trustee of Sir William Pulteney to John, Earl of Bridgewater for £50 of a piece of ground (part of Henry Guy's garden) abutting west on the Earl's house
And also an assignment of a lease dated 19 July 1700 of part of Cleveland Garden

[no title]  E(B) 706  1704

Contents:
Abstract of indentures of 30 November 1700
(a) Sir Fra. Child, John Rogers and Anne Jackson, widow of Geo. Jackson, executor of Roger Jackson
(b) Emmy Milbourne widow, exix of J. Milbourne
(c) J. Rossington and Joseph Rossington
(d) Robert Child and Henry Rogers
(e) J. Brockett and W. Brockett
Of assignment of a mortgage term to (e) in trust for (d) purchasers for £1980 of 6 messuages built on part of ground of Cleveland House whereon the coachhouse and stables formerly stood
Endorsed: 'Md. Lease to Jones at £20 p.a. delivered to Mr. Waring, clerk, to.......... fine, 18 July 1704'

[no title]  E(B) 707  25 June 1715

Contents:
Copy of indenture of assignment
(1) William, Lord Cheyne and Hon. Charles Egerton of St. Martin in the Fields
(2) Scroop, Earl of Bridgewater
(3) James Craggs, junior, of St. James, Mx, esqre
(4) James Craggs, senior, of same, esqre
Refers to indenture of 17 April 1700 of assignment to (1) on trust for the Earl of Bridgewater of a term in a capital messuage (parcel of Cleveland House) - and in which is reference to indentures of 13 March 1688 of sale by Barbara, Dutchess of Cleveland and Henry, Duke of Grafton to Roger Jacson and J. Milbourne for £5270.10 of capital messuage formerly called Berkeshire House and then Cleavland House in St. Martin in the Fields and in the new parish of St. James', Westminster (for the remainder of a term granted at the request of the Dutchess to Christopher Cratford on 17 June 1680)
Giving details and abuttals of premises comprized in the deeds of 17 April 1700
Refers to indorsement thereon dated 3 February '1702' of covenant by (1) to stand seized in trust for (2)
Refers to conveyances of even date to (3) for £3000 paid to (2) and reconveyance by (3) to (2) of same for a term for rent of £300 p.a.
Now (1) assign to (4) in trust for (3) The term they hold in the premises to hold on trust after the determination of the trust for (3) and payment of £300 p.a., to use of (2)

[no title or date]  E(B) 707b

Contents:
Rough plan of site of Duke of Bridgewater's mansion House and of property of Lord Berwick 'in Cleveland Court'

Title deeds and papers of an estate in and near Tyldesley 1300-1, 1520, 1565-1810  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 708  undated

Contents:
Wed. after Decd. St. J. 1300 31 August
Translation of a Quit Claim by William Botyler, Lord of Werington to Henry of Tildysley and his heirs and all his tenants in my fee of Werington to have but one bedell to do service appertaining to my court of Werington and to be quit of waste and assarts &c.

[no title]  E(B) 709  17th century

Contents:
Friday before St. Barnabas June '1301'
Translation of grant by Henry, Lord of Tyldeslegh to Adam his son, of all his land in Tyldeslegh, as described in detail (boundaries) with homages and services of Henry Schagreslegh, John of Wauerton, John son of Hugh of Hulton, Richard, son of Richard of same and of Richard, son of John of Wylkeshalgh
Translated by John Dawson, Gerard Simkin and Randle Tippinge 17th cent.

[no title]  E(B) 710  Monday in 4th week of Quadra 19 March 1520

Contents:
Record of a recovery
Thomas Bradshawe and Robert Radclyffe -v- Wm. Plumtre, chaplain, and Ralph Alleyn of 40 acres of land, 20 acres meadow, 40 pasture and 4 wood in Tyldesley
Hugh Chadocke vouchee
George Walker 2nd voucheen

[no title]  E(B) 711  Monday after St. Mathew Ap. September 1565

Contents:
Final concord at Lancaster
Lambert Tyldesley and Thomas Chaydock v Thurston Tyldesley esqre and Margaret, his wife
Of 5 messuages, 4 tofts, 4 gardens, 3 orchards, 30 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 30 pasture 2 acres of wood in Tyldesley
£120 and 20 marks

[no title]  E(B) 712  6.9.1566

Contents:
Bargain and Sale inrolled
(1) Rychard Urmeston of Westleigh esqre to
(2) Christofer Anderton of Lostock, gent, of moiety of tythes of corn and grain of Tyldysley and Shakerley parcel of rectory of Westleigh
For £6 p.a.
With warranty against (1), Sir Tho Gerrard of Etwall, Derby and Francys Trapper of Bassyngbornsoe, Essex, esqre

[no title]  E(B) 713  31 October 1566

Contents:
Writing Quit Claim
Edward Jackman, citizen and alderman of London, Richard Lambert, alderman of same, and Richard Cargyll, citizen and mercer of same to
Robert Worseley of Mosseley, Lancs, esqre and Christofer Anderton of Lostock, gent to
Manors of Tyldesley and Astely and all lands which were in the tenure of T. Asteley, James Man', Adam Makand, Ralph Smythe, Hugh Hope, Jas. Hope, &c.&c. with all rents and services of lands in tenure of the wife of Galfrid Shakerley, Thomas Herewood esqre and heirs of Ralph Haslehurste, Thomas Chaydock and Tho. Bourdman in Tyldesley and Asteley

[no title]  E(B) 714  6.11.1566

sig and seal

Contents:
Release and Quit Claim
Richard Chysnall of Grayes Inne, esqre, to Robert Worsley of Mosseley esqre and Chr. Anderton of Lostock, gent
Of all right to manors of Tyldesley and Asteley and all lands there late occupied by T. Asteley and others

[no title]  E(B) 715  4th week of Quadragesima 1568

Contents:
Final concord at Lancaster
Thomas Chadock v Robert Worsley esqre and Cristofer Anderton, gent of
2 messuages, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 10 acres of land 4 acres of meadow and 10 acres of pasture in Tyldesley £40

[no title]  E(B) 716  8 March 1570

Contents:
Exemplification of
(a) Commission to Ralph Barton esqre, Henry Kyghley esqre, Lambert Tyldesley and Wm. Hulton, gents, to hear witness on behalf of Cristofer Anderton, 14 March 1568
(b) Interrogations on behalf of Rt. Worseley esqre and Cristofer Anderton, gent, against Thurston Tyldesley esqre and Hugh Tildesley, his brother about the ownership by Thomas Tyldesley, father of Thurston Tyldesley of Manor of Tildesley, Swynton and Darcye Leaver, Lancs, and lands there and in Lever, Bolton, and Ryvington and conveyances made by Thurston Tyldesley to Rt. Worseley and Cristofer Anderton of manor of Tildersley with lands in Swynton, and by Thurston Tyldesley to Ri. Chisnall, Ri. Carell, and others of manor of Darcye Leaver with lands in Bolton and Ryvington and whether Thurston Tydesley made any earlier conveyances of same by which the purchasers may be defrauded of their lands
(c) Answer of Thurston Tyldesley, 6.9.1566 that he did succeed his father in the lands and conveyed them to Rt. Worseley and Cristofer Anderton 'upon consideration of redemption which condition is not yet put in writing', and that he has made no prior conveyances to Rt. Worseley, Cristofer Anderton or Ri. C.
(d) And of Hugh Tildesley to same effect

[no title]  E(B) 717  10 October 1575

Sig & Seal of (1)

Contents:
Indenture
(1) Robert Worseley of The Boothes, esqre to
(2) Lamberte Tyldysley of The Garrett in Tyldysley, gent
For a certain sum of a meass or tenement and 10 acres in Asteley occ. J. Hall at 17/-
A meassuage or tt and 22 acres in Tyldysley and Asteley occ. W. Glover at 39/-
A messuage or tt. and 11 acres in Tyldysley occ. T. Browen and Ellyn Straunge, wydowe at 16/-
Messuage or tt. and 14 a in Tyldysley occ. W. Chowe at 22/- rent
Messuage or tt. and 14 a in Tyldysley occ. Fra. Grundye at 10/- closes called Marchauntrees (10a) in Tyldysley occ. by Isabell Shakerley, wydowe at 16/- closes of 20a in Tyldysley occ. divers tenants in Tyldysley, Bedforde and elsewhere at 5/4d rent and moiety of messuage, lands &c in Tyldysley and Atherton assured to Edward Tyldysley esqre for life and occ. by Edward Tyldysley, Chas. Davenporte, Chr. Man, and Roger Mather at £7 p.a. or 'here therabouts'
Messuage or tt. and 40 acres in Tyldysley occ. Adam Makande at £4.10.0. p.a.
Chief rents of 3s 6d out of lands of Tho. Asshall of the Hyll esqre
Endorsed with a note that Mr. Sherington's conveyance is dated 18 November 1575 and his mortgage to Lambert Tildesley is dated 14 August 1576

[no title]  E(B) 718  20 September 1577

Contents:
Indenture
(1) Robert Worsley of Boothes, esqre to
(2) Christopher Anderton of Lostocke esqre
For £180
Of moiety of tithes of corn and grain in Tildisley and Shackerley parcel of parsonage of Westleighe and of tithe barn and 'yerdes' &c. in Tyldysley (subject to lease for 3 lives to Lamberte Tildisley, gent)

[no title]  E(B) 719  24 May 1585

Contents:
Indenture (not indented!) Settlement
(1) Tho. Cheidocke The Elder of Cheidocke, Lancs., gent, John Cheidocke, son and heir apparent of same and Tho. Cheidocke, the yonger, yonger son of T. Cheidocke, The elder
(2) Thomas Tilldesley, son and heir apparent of Edward Tyldysley of Morles esqre and Peter Heywood of Heywood, gent
(3) Edmunde Fleetwood of Peele esqre and Tho. Foxxe of Sutton, gent
In order to settle the mannor house of Cheidocke (called C Hall) and all his lands in C., Tilldesley and Boothes and for a jointure for Johane wife of T. Cheidocke, the father and for Johane wife of John Cheidocke Tho. Cheidocke The father covenants with (2) and (3) to levy a fine to Lamberte Tilldesley of the Garrett and J. Stearkie of Pynnington, gent, of C. Hall &c. by name of 4 messuages, 8 cottages 4 tofts, 10 gardens, 6 orchards, 30 acres of land, and 6a meadow, 20 pasture 2 acres wood 30a 'more' and 20 of 'Mosse' and 'turbarie' in Cheidocke, Tilldesley and Boothes.
First as to the Hall, The butterie, one parler at the west ende and north syde of said hall and 2 upper chambers at the west end of said hall, The Owld hey house, The stable and turfe house adjoining and 2 bays parcel of the new barnne in the North end of same and as to all yards, orchards and gardens and as to parcels of ground called Little Marlled erthe and Greate M.E. and as to cottages occ. by Wm. Cuppyn and Ales Dunsture and as to ½ acre in Boothes and as to all his turbarie in Boothes to use of T. Cheidocke the father for life &c.&c. and then (with exceptions) to use of J. Cheidocke his heirs males with remainder to T. Cheidocke the son and heirs males, to Wm. Cheidocke, base son of T. Cheidocke, to Arthur Cheidocke, brother of T. Cheidocke the father, Peter Cheidocke another brother, Thurston Cheidocke, another brother, James another brother, and finally right heirs of T. Cheidocke the father.
(Numerous other uses and details of rooms and fields)

[no title]  E(B) 720  24 January 1586
Language:  Latin

Contents:
Indenture Settlement
(1) Tho. Cheidocke the elder of C. gent, Jhon Cheidocke, son and heir apparent
(2) Edmunde Fleetwoode of the Peele, esqre Peter Heywood of Heywood, gent and Tho. Foxxe of Sutton gent
Covenant to convey the Cheidocke estates in Cheidocke, Tyldesley and Boothes to Lamberte Tilldesley and Jhon Starkie, gent to various uses
Attached is a feoffment by charter by (1) to L. Tilldesley and J. Starkie of Le Hall of Cheidocke and all lands in Cheidocke, Tilldesley and Boothes
And appointment of Jhon Hulton and Hugh Shutleworth as attorneys to deliver seisin.

[no title]  E(B) 721  1594

Contents:
17 January 1587
Copy of Indenture mortgage
(1) Robert Worseley of the Boothes, esqre and Thomas Worseley, his son and heir apparent to
(2) Francis Sherington of Wigan, gent
For £155.15.0
Of 100 acres in Staney Streate Worsley called The Stanystrete adjoining to Hayes broocke on the east side andto cruys bancke broke on the west side late occ. by Rt. Worsley, Edward Boredeman, Robert Olyverson, Adam [, ] Darbysheire, Peter Tonge, Edward Harwich, Ri. Tonge, Tho. Barnes, Peter Dar[ ,] and William Darbyshere
With proviso for repayment on 16 Jany. '1588' at (2)'s house in Wigan
With memo. attesting it is a true copy, 1.5.1594 signed Wm. Cherrock to whomit was delivered cancelled by Robert Shaw on 29 April

[no title]  E(B) 722  4 May 1587

Contents:
Release and Quit claim
(1) Robert Worseley of Boothes, esqre and Thomas Worseley his son and heir apparent to
(2) Christofer Anderton of Lostocke esqre in performance of indentures of 20.9.19.1577 of all his estate (EB 718)
In a moiety of tithes of corn and grain in township of Tyldesley at Shakerley parcel of rectory of Westleighe and moiety of The Tythebarne in Tyldesley &c.

[no title]  E(B) 723  8 August 1589

Contents:
Exemplification
Of writs of covenant and final concords of 27 Aug. 1582
Robert Hyndley, gent
v Robt, Worseley esqre
Of 120 acres in Boothes and Worseley
And of 16 August 1585
Thomas Houghton esqre, Edward Norres esqre
Wm. Hulton esq and Barth. Hesketh esqre v. Robert Charnocke esqre
Of manor of Charnocke Richard and 120 messuages, 4 mills, 10 dovecotes, 40 tofts, 100 gardens, 1000 acres ground, 200 of meadow 500 pasture 60 wood 600 moor 300 turbary and 40/- rents in Astley Chorley Charnocke Richard Heath Charnocke Westley alias Westleigh Penyngton Hyndley Penwortham and Netherderwent and moiety of manor of Heath Charnocke and moiety of 8th part of manor of Hyndley £600 and of 30 July 1588
Robert Hindley gent and John Ashton gent v. Robert Worseley esre
Of a messuage, mill, dovecote, 3 ganders, 300 acres, 50 meadow, 100 pasture, 20 wood, 300 heath and furze, 100 moor, 300 turbary and 200 moss in Boothes and Worseley £400
Exemplified at request of Robert Charnocke esqre.

[no title]  E(B) 724  10 May 1590

Contents:
Indenture Conveyance
(1) Robert Worseley of Boothes esqre and Thomas Worseley, his son and heir apparent to
(2) Christofer Anderton of Lostocke esqre
For £114.10
Of a messuage and tt. in Tyldesley occ. Thurston Cowhope at 26/-80 rent
A messuage and tt. in Tyldesley occ. J. Marshe at 26/10d
A messuage and tt. in Tyldesley occ. Rt. Partington at 10/-
A messuage and tt. in Tyldesley occ. J. Landesdale at 10/-

[no title]  E(B) 725  24 August 1590

Contents:
Final Concord at Lancaster
Christofer Anderton esqre v.
Robert Worseley esqre, Tho. Worseley gent his son and heir apparent, and Katherine his wife of 4 messuages, 4 tofts, 4 gardens, 4 orchards, 40 acres of land, 20 acres meadow, 30 pasture 2 of wood and 8 of moss in Tildesley
£73.10

[no title]  E(B) 726  23 October 1591

Contents:
Exemplification of Pleadings and Decree of Chancery
Thomas Worseley esqre and Katheryn his wife v.
Robert Worseley, Robert Charnocke and Roger Charnock esqre
Bill of Tho. Worseley alleges that the manor of Kighley, Yorks and lands in co. Lancs passed after the death of Henry Kighley esqre to his two daughters and heirs, Katheryn and Anne wife of William Candishe esqre in moieties, which Katheryn being a minor, the wardship of these lands was purchased by Robt. Worseley the defendant father of T. Worseley who married her to his son and induced T. Worseley and his wife to repay debts due by Robt. to Robert and Roger Charnocke by levying a fine of their moiety to William Charnock to the use of Robert Charnocke (T. Worseley being 17 and Katheryn only 13) - the consideration for which was to be a settlement by Robert Worseley on T. Worseley and Katheryn of the parsonage of Mighell Kerke in which there were 80 years to come and worth 300 marks per annum. And Wm. Candish and Anne brought a case against Rt. Worseley and Rt. Charnocke and others wherein by decree of Star Chamber of 14 Nov. [ ] it was ordered that the fine be revoked and Rt. Worseley pay £300 fine. But Rt. Worseley did not revoke the fine within the 2 years according to the decree nor yet within the last 6 but caused Thomas Worseley to become bound withhim in a Statute Merchant in January last not to cause the fine to be revoked on a writ of error but T. Worseley refused but he did become bound with his father in a Statute Staple in £2000 to Rt. Charnocke and was tricked out of a defeasance of the same. But T. Worsely got the fine revoked in Easter Term and has been threatened with the Statute since although Katheryn has not had any profit from her father in law nor from the lease of Mighell Kerke formerly promised as jointure for her.
Answer of Rt. Worseley who says interalia that he spent nearly £1000 purchasing the wardship of Katheryn and that one third part of the lands concerned was in jointure to Marie, wife of Edwarde Midleton esqre, mother of Kath, reducing the value thereof and also because those lands lay at a distance and to preserve his ancient house meant to be left to the complainants for which he had had to borrow money, considered it best to dispose of the Yorkshire manor of lands.
Also Robert Charnocke's answer
Also bill of complain of Robert Worseley against Robert Charnocke, Tho. Shawe and Peter Charnocke in which is reference to the conveyance dated 3 August 1588 from R. Worseley to T. Shawe (who married sister of Rt. Charnocke) and P. Charnocke servant of Rt. Charnocke of The Hall of Boothes and all lands belonging to it (save a messuage in poss. of Ri. Eckersley) subject to redemption on the conveyance to Tho. Shawe and Peter Charnocke of moiety of Kighley manor.
Further answer of Rt. Charnocke
Hearing and decree of 14 Nov. 1590 that of £1400 be paid by Rt. Worseley to J. Shawe and Peter Charnocke at Christmas 1591 then the indenture of bargain and sale of Boothes is to be void and The recognizance, judgement and statutes also.

[no title]  E(B) 727  29 August 1601

Contents:
Indenture Counterparts Marriage Settlement
(1) Robarte Chernock of Astleye, Lancs esqre
Thomas Shawe of Heathe Chernocke, Lancs, gent, and Peter Chernocke of Astleye.
Servante to Robarte Chernock
(2) Sir Richard Molyneux of Sefton, Kt.
R. Chernocke is possessed of a statute Merchant of £2000 by Robarte Worsley late of Boothes, esqre and Thomas Worsley his son and heir apparent to R. Chernocke and (by virtue of an extent there under) of the mansion house or capital messuage called The Hall of Boothes and demesne lands thereof and in other lands in Boothes and Worsley and T. Shawe and P. Chernocke are seised by virtue of conveyances from R. Worsley of reversion of said mansion house and demesne lands in trust for Robt. Chernocke.
Now for marriage of Thomas Chernocke (son and heir apparent of Rt. Chernocke) and Bridgett his new wife, daughter and heir of John Molyneux of Barton upon Irwell, Lancs, esqre, deceased brother of (2)
(1) covenants with (2) to levy a fine or otherwise assume The Hall of Boothes and demesnes to Sir Peter Leigh of Lyme, Cheshire, William Molyneux esqre, son and heir apparent of Sir. Ri. Molyneux, Ri. Fleetwood of Penwortham and Thurston Tildesley of Stansacre, Lance, esqre
To use of T. Shawe and Pet. Chernocke on various trusts including a term of 40 years to J. Ince of Ince, Lancs, gent, and Wm. Chernocke servante to Rt. Chernocke and son of Wm. Chernocke of Fullwoode, gent, to use of T. Chernocke and B. Chernocke's heirs with remainder to second son Roger Chernocke and other son John Chernocke and to William Chernocke, younger brother of Robert Chernocke and further remainders to Marie wife of Thurston Tilldesleye, daughter of Robert Chernocke and their children Edward, Richard, Thos. and Wm. Tilldesleye &c. &c.

[no title]  E(B) 728  Monday in 5th wk of Qua 1607

Contents:
Edward Tildesley and Edmund Fletewood esqre and Edmund Johnson
v. J. Chaydocke gent
Of 14 messuages 14 gardens & 40 acres land, 20 acres meadow, 40 acres pasture, 6 acres wood and 40 acres moor in Tyldelsy and Worseley
Geoffrey Cowper vouchee
Return of Sheriff of giving seisins to E. E. and E.
17 March 1608

[no title]  E(B) 729  13.7.1619

Sig & armorial seal

Contents:
Indenture Settlements
(1) Christofer Anderton of Lostocke esqre to
(2) Peter Anderton of Langtrie, gent and Richard Rockley of Rockley, Yk, gent
Of manor of Tildesley and all his lands in Tildesley, Astley, and Shakerley and within The parish of Leedes, York
To use of (1) and heirs male by any women he shall marry and in default to use of Christofer Anderton his son and heir apparent and his heirs males &c.&c.

[no title]  E(B) 730  1 September 1624

Contents:
Indenture
(1) Tho. Charnock of Astley, Lancs, esqre
Roger Charnock of Graies Inne, Mx. esqre
(2) George Strowed marchant and grocer of London
Refers to will of Robert Charnock of Astley, father of (1) dated 1 May 1610 appointed feoffees to stand seised of a capital messuage called The Hall of Boothes and residue of his lands in Boothes and Worseley not assigned to his wife that Roger Charnock should receive £60 p. a. for 60 years in he lived so long out of said lands.
Now Roger Charnock with consent of T. Charnocke and for £200 from Geo. Stroud
To (2)
Of said rent charge

[no title]  E(B) 731  27.6.1626

Contents:
Indenture Assignment
(1) Ri. Blower of Grayes Inne, Mx. esq
(2) Tho. Charnock of Astley esqre and Robert Charnock son and heir apparent of T. Charnock and Allan Edmondson son of Astley, yeoman
Refers to indenture of demise of 26.6.1626 from (a) T. Charnocke and Bridgett his wife, Rt. Charnock and Anne his wife to (b) Ri. Blower of Mansion House called Boothes and demesnes &c. in Boothes and Worseley for 21 years
Now (1) assigns term to Allan Edmondson for £200 p. a. to (1) until St. James ap, 1634

[no title]  E(B) 732  4 March 1627

Contents:
Indenture Marriage Settlement
(1) Thomas Chernock of Astley esqre, Bridget Chernock his wife and Robert Chernock their son and heir apparent
(2) Sir Richard Mollineux of Sefton, Bart, Sir Peter Leigh of Lyme, John Longher of Perton, Staffs, esqre, Richard Newdigate of Graies Inne Mx., gent and John Ince of Ince, Lancs, gent
For marriage of Robert Chernock and Anne Leveson alias Fitton daughter of Sir Richard Fitton decd. and £4000 marriage portion
Covenant to levy fine &c. to (2) of mansion House called Astley in Astley and Chorley, manor of Chernock Richard, moiety of manor of Heath Chernock and moiety of the eight part of manor of Hyndley and Boothes mansion house in Boothes and Worsley and demesnes
And manor of Bradford, Lancs,
And burgage in Manchester
With schedule of some rooms in Boothes, and other outbuildings and closes.
Endorsed with memo of attornment by tenants on 5 April.

[no title]  E(B) 733  undated

Contents:
Schedule indented of debts &c. of Thomas Chernocke, Rt. Chernocke, Roger Chernocke and John Chernocke to be paid to free the capital messuage or tenement and lands in Boothes, Worseley, Astley, Chorley and Chernocke Richard.
Statutes and recognizances for £4,500 and a long list of judgments
(Formerly attached to an indenture)

[no title]  E(B) 734  20 November 1629

Contents:
Letters Patent Lease
Charles I
To Martin Boothby gent
Of manor of Astley and 140 acres of lands in Astley and Chorley, Lancs, and Water corn mill in Astley late occ. by T. Charnock esqre
And capital messuage of 180 acres and 100 acres of turves in Boothes and Worsley, Lancs
And water corn mill late occ. T. Charnock
And messuage and 60 acres in Charnock Richard late occ. T. Charnock
And manor of Halsall and 60 acres of land in Halsall late occ. Chas. Gerrard, Kt.
All parcel of lands of T. Charnock and C. Gerrard who by bond of 15 Dec. 1623 were obliged to Martin Boothby gent in £200 which bond came into our hands 8 Nov. [ ] by virtue of a writ of extent for £300 owed us by M. Boothby......... and we have leased to M. Boothby
Astley Hall and 140 acres in Astley and Chorley and water corn mill in Astley
And messuage called Hall of Boothes
And 180 acres in Boothes and Worsley
And water corn mill in Boothes and Worsley
And The Hall of Bradford and 100 acres in Bradford (also late occ. T. Charnock)
Parcels of lands of T. Charnock which with a bond dated 15 Dec. 1623 to M. Boothby in £200, which on 8 Nov. came into our hands under a writ of extent thereof for £300 due to us from M. Boothby to hold to M. Boothby during time they are in the King's hands under extents for 20/- p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 735  20.6.1631

Contents:
Attested copy of indenture
(1) Elisabeth Charnocke widow of Robert Charnocke late of Astley esqre, Thomas Charnock of Astley, esqre and Bridgett his wife, Robert Charnocke gent, son and heir apparent of Tho. Charnocke, and Anne his wife, Roger Charnocke of Graies Inne esqre and Elisabeth his wife and John Charnocke gent younger son of Tho. Charnocke to
(2) Francis Sherington of London, merchant for £3,600
Of The Hall of Boothes in Boothes and Worsley and a messuage there occ. J. Rowson and the highefeild and horsehey (15a) parcel of demesnes and all tithes

[no title]  E(B) 736  25.6.'1632'

Contents:
Attested copy of Feoffment
Thomas Charnocke of Astley esqre to
Francys Sherrington of London merchant and Ri. Worsley of Worsley, gent
For £3,600
Of The Hall of Boothes occ. by Eliz. Charnocke, widow (his mother) and all appurtenances in Boothes and Worsley
Also a messuage and tenement in Boothes and Worsley occ. by J. Rowson, 2 closes called The Highfield and horsehey (a5a of large measure) parcel of demesnes of Boothes and all tithes
And all lands there f'ly of Tho. Charnock, Rt. Charnock gent, son and heir apparent of Th. Charnock, Roger Charnock brother of Th. Charnock and John Charnock younger son of Th. Charnock, or of Tho. Shawe gent and Peeter Charnocke
Endorsed with memo of delivery of seisin

[no title]  E(B) 737  28 June 1632

Contents:
Indenture
(1) John Lowgher of Perton, Staffs, esqre and Richard Newdegate of Grayes Inne Mx, esqre
(2) Tho. Collett of Middle Temple, London esqre, and Francis Sherrington citizen and marchant of London
Refers to Tho. Chernock of Astley esqre and Robert Chernock his son and heir apparent by statute staple of 19 March [ ] being bound to (1) in £10,000
Refers to T. Chernock and Bridgett his wife, Robert Chernock and Anne his wife and Eliz. Chernock, widdow mother of T. Chernock, Roger Chernock esqre brother of T. Chernock, and Eliz. his wife and John Chernock gent younger son of T. Chernock conveying to Fra. Sherrington with consent of (1) for £3,600, cap. messuage called The Hall of Boothes in Boothes and Worsley and all demesne lands and other lands which it was agreed F. Sherrington should enjoy freed from the statute
Refers to indenture of 2 January last [ ] between (a) T. Chernock, Rt. Chernock, Roger Chernock and J. Chernock and (b) Fra. Sherrington and Francis Downes of Wordley Lancs esqre and Raph Brownelowe of Orrell, Lancs, yeoman whereby with the consent of (1) they have conveyed as counter security to Fra. Sherrington manors of Astley and Chernock Richard and all lands in Astley Chernock Richard and Cherley, Lancs
Now (1) covenants with (2) that if the statute is ever extended on the lands formerly T. Chernock's or Rt. Chernock esqre his father's in Boothes, Worsley, Astley, Chorley and Chernock Richard
(1) with assign to (2) so much of the extended lands and the statute to Tho. Collett that Fra. Sherrington shall not be prejudiced in his estate in the lands in same places

[no title]  E(B) 738  9 August '1632'

Contents:
Indenture
(1) Ri. Blower of Grays Inne Mx. esqre
(2) Francys Sherrington citizen and merchant of London
Refers to indenture of bargain and sale of 25 June last from Tho. Charnocke of Astley esqre and Tho. Millward of Lincolns Inne esqre to R. Blower and F. Sherrington for £1000 of manor or lordship of Westley alias Westleigh and Penington, Lancs
Covenant that £500 belonged to each of them and that (1) will pay moiety of rents &c. to (2)

[no title]  E(B) 739  8 August 1633

Contents:
Attested copy of indenture
(1) Francis Sherington of London esqre
(2) Henry Smith of Tyldelsy husbandman
Wm. Hall of Astley, h'man, James Howell and J. Glover of Astley, h'man, Margaret Bury of Tyldesley widow and James Bury her son, J. Pendlebury of Tyldesley, h'man
Ri. Smethurst of Tyldysley h'man, T. Manne of Tyldysley, h'man, J. Marshe of Tyldysley h'man and Katherin Marsh of Tyldysley widow, Jas. Hurst of Tyldysley, h'man, T. Morte of Tyldysley h'man and Jane Astley of Tyldesley widow
To enable (1) to suffer a recovery thereof (2) surrender to (1) all lands in Tyldysley and Astley and in Shakerley late in (2)'s joint tenures
Subject to (1) paying £500 to (2) on 1 Jan'y next at S. porch of Leigh Church

[no title]  E(B) 740  28.3.'1636'

Mark

Contents:
Indenture Feoffment
(1) Wm. Cowpe of Tilisley husbandman to
(2) Frauncis Sherington of The Boothes esqre
For £120
Of a measuage tenemente or cottage in Tildisley (heretofore Hy. Cowpe his father's), and The harre crofte with The Cloughe and stone delfs 1a 1r land and 28 rood falls). The further Rydinge (of 3a 8rood falls). The litle feilde (3r lands and 37 rood falls) and small parcel of 10r.f. divided from The Half Fore .......

[no title]  E(B) 741  15/7/1638

Contents:
Copy of letter
Archbishop of Canterbury and 11 others to the High Sheriff of Lancaster
Inclosing a petition of Francis Sherington gent complaining that the ship money assessment had been laid as to 2/3 on the manor house and demesnes and 1/3 on the tenants rather than the other way round. Ordering him to investigate same.

[no title or date]  E(B) 742

Contents:
Transcript of documents relating to manor of Bedford parcel of baronry of Warrington extracted from muniments of William Booth esqre by Hugh Wardle and presented by him to John, Earl of Bridgewater 30 Nov. 1639 (?)
(1) Copy of Letters Patent of Charles I dated 12 Feb. of inspeximus of entries in book of fees of time of Edward I concerning fees in Tildsley, Kulchit, Rixton, Astley, Aderton, Sonkey, Penket, Hole halsale, Winsdul, Lydyach, Hekergart, Hyms, Barton, Thorneton, Kerden made at request of Wm. Booth.
(2) Rental of Werryington 12 Sept [ ] as far as concerns Bedford
(3) Rental of Warrington as far as concerns Bedford
(4) Rental of Warrington as far as concerns Bedford
(5) Extracts from book of fees of manor of Warrington dated 6 Hen VII as concerns Bedford
(6) Suitors of manor of Warrington on 18 April 1587
(7) Inquisition taken at Warrington, 7 April [ ] p.m.
Thomas Butler of Bewsey, Kt., (Burton Wood, Warrington, Sonkey magna, Sonkey parva, Everford, and lands in Bedford, Pymington, and Leigh .......)
(8) Copy of letters patent of Charles I of inspeximus dated 12 June [ ] of letters patent of 6 March [ ] of grant to Humfrey Davenport and Richard Tilney (Tildsley) of manors of Burtonwood, Sonkey and Warrington, Lancs.

[no title]  E(B) 743  3.12. '1629'

Contents:
Bond in £1000
Richard Worseley of Worseley, gent
Francis Downes of Wardley esqre
And Thomas Irlam of Barton super Irwell gent
To
Robert Holt of Stabley esqre
To perform covenants in indenture between R. Holt and Ri. Worseley.

[no title]  E(B) 744  20 January '1642'

Sig of (2)

Contents:
Indenture
(1) Francys Sherrington of The Boothes Lancs, esqre
(2) J. Serocold of Lawton, Lancs, gent
Refers to indenture of 25.6. [ ] by Tho. Charnocke of Astley, Lanc, esqre and Tho. Milward of Lincolns Inne, Mx., esqre for £1000 pd by (1) and Ri. Blower of Grayes Inne esqre conveying to them manors or lordships of Westley alias Westleigh and Penington and to indenture of 25.6. [ ] by Ri. Blower to J. Serocold for £730 of his moiety of same manors.
Now they partition same of Fra. Sherrington is to have
Westley hall, The foulds in widow Peningtons possession, The house coppie, The croft nearer the hall, The further croft, the little wheate yeale, The great wheat yeale, The Damstidd meadow, The Goose croft, The Cloddie croft, the Brickfields, The Westley meadow, The lowmost Smithfield next to Westley meadow, The Smithfield above that, The longe Smithfield, The furthest Smithfield, The priest field, The Two hawckes, The old wives croft, The milne hey next to the hall and The Sparth all The lane and wast grounds from The yate that leadeth to Robt. Harts house unto the Stake now sett in the lane
Betwixt the said Damstidd meadow and The close of land called the lowest milne field next to Westley milne which leadeth from Westley milne towards the said hall of Westley and reversion of a messuage and land occ. James Busworthe and of another messuage and land occ. Alice Pennington widow and of messuage and lands occ. by J. Leigh
And J. Serocold is to have
The meare leach, The harrshoote, The great twisse meadow, The little twisse meadow, The little Pingott, The little Mound meadow on the N. side of Horneby Cottage, the great Rydinge The middle Rydinge, The highest Rydinge, The hill The longe field The Croft att the bridge end the field att Lathwaits house end, the Jane croft, the lowest milne field next to Westley milne, The great milne field, the milne field on the N. syde of Greenes house, The milnerfield lyinge att the North end of the last named milne field, the Purgott meadow and the boydells field and also the lane from the barne end neare to the end of William Twisse house unto the house of Henrie Laithwaite and also the wast grounds near unto and about the said milne unto the aforesaid stake and reversion of messuage and lands occ. by William Twisse and Katheryn Twisse, widow his mother and reversion of messuage &c. occ. by Wm. Heald and of another messuage and land occ. by Henrie Laithwaite and another messuage and land occ. by J. Londsdale and his mother
And messuage and cottage and lands occ. by Jenett Horneby widow and her son called Hornbies, cottage and 2 messuages and land occ. by Robert Fielden John Streete and Wm. Cowpe at 5/5d p.a.
Provision for dividing 7d paid 'at every fifteene' and for maintaining dividing hedge
Endorsed: The seate and buriall place in Leigh Church belonging to the hall of Westley to be enjoyed by both parties
Also provision for custody of deed of Charnocke and Milward

[no title]  E(B) 745  15 July 1643

Sig.

Contents:
Writing Revocation of Uses
Francis Sherington of Boothes esqre
Refers to indentures of 4.12.1642 between (a) F. Sherington and (b) Sir Edward Wrightinton of Wrightinton, Rt. Holte of Castleton and Rt. Mawdesley of Wigan esqq., and J. Valentyne of Bentley gent, of the Hall of Boothes, demesnes and lands in Boothes and Worsley, settled to various uses, Now he revokes them

[no title]  E(B) 746  17.7.1643

Contents:
Indenture Lease for a month
(1) Francys Sherrington of The Boothes esqre to
(2) Sir Robert Bennett of New Windsor, Bks., Sir Edward Wrightinton of Wrightinton, Lancs, Robert Holte of Costleton, Lancs, esqre, J. Plummer of New Windsor esqre, J. Bennett esqre son and heir apparent of Sir Rt., J. Vallantyne of Beaucliffe gent and Geffrey Culchetts of Pemberton, La., yeoman
For £5
Of capital messuage called The Hall of Boothes and all demesne lands, and manor of Tildisley and tithes thereof in Tildisley, Astley and Shakerley and all his lands in Tiddisley and Antley, and moiety of manors of Westleigh and Penington and lands there and and manor of Claughton in Loynsdale and all lands in Claughton, Caton and Gressingham and Snabholme (19 acres) in Gressingham, Claughton or Caton and messuage called longscale in Garstange parish and all lands there.

[no title]  E(B) 747  c.1645

Contents:
Copy of Petition of
Awdrey wife of Francis Sherrington esqre to The Committee for County Pal. of Lancaster
Requests them to order the agents for sequestration within the hundreds of West Derby, and Loynsdale to pay her arrears of 1/5 of profits of her husbands sequestered estate in order to enable her to pay the rent for Boothes

[no title]  E(B) 748  26 June 1649

Contents:
Indenture Lease (counterpart)
(1) Francis Sherington of Boothes esqre to
(2) Raphe Smith of Tyldesley bricklayer
Of a parcel of land in Tyldesley 20 yards long by 14 yards broad parcel of Mosley Common (or vast ground) in Tyldesley
With liberty to inclose and build a house for 99 years if Raphe, Alice his now wife and Thomas their son live so long at 2d p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 749  15.2.'1661', 1662

Contents:
Indenture Feoffment
(1) John Barlow of Barton upon Irwell, gent and Mary his wife to
(2) Thomas Hammond of Penington mercer
For £ 100
Of close called The higher rydinge, the lower rydinge, The little meadow, The halfe acker, and The brookefeild (5 acres) in Tildesley in
Parish of Leigh f'ly occ. by T. Cowpe of Tildesley, yeoman

[no title]  E(B) 750  18.4.1671

Sigs.

Contents:
Indenture Assignment
(1) Dane Mary Dudley of Clapton, Northampton, relict and admix of Sir. W. Dudley and John Wells of Isleworth, Middx., gent and Hester his wife, sole daughter and heir of Edward Deplure late of St. Martins in the Feilds, apothecary decd.
To
(2) Sir Theodore Deraux of St. Pauls Covent Garden, Mx. of a judgment obtained against Francis Sherrington of Boothes, esqre for £600 debt in Trinity Term 1649 and an extent thereon

[no title]  E(B) 751  5 June 1671

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of assignment
(1) Sir Theodore Devaus of St. Paul Covent Garden, Mx. and John Wells of Isleworth Mx. gent and Hester his wife, sole daughter and heir of Edward Dezplures of St. Martins in the fields apothecary decd.
(2) John Pincock of Euxton, Lancs, gent and John Rowe of Wigan, gent
Refers to a statute staple of 9 June [ ] by Francis Sherrington of Boothes esqre to George Starkey of Grayes Inne, Mx., esquire in £900 which statute was extended and inquisition taken and writ of liberate granted 28 Nov. [ ]
Refers to George Starkey by indenture of assignment of 23 June [ ] (by virtue of Chancery decree) to Sir Theodore Devaux of same statute, to hold until £400 arrears to G. Starkey and £20 p.a. during life of Eliz. Combs
Refers to a judgement against Fra. Sherington obtained by Sir. W. Dudley late of Clapton, Northamptonshire and Eliz. Dudley of Clapton (both decd) for £600 debt
Refers to indenture of assignment of 21.7.1650 from Sir W. Dudley and Eliz. Dudley to Tho. Devaux late of Covt Garden esqre and Sir Theo Devaux in trust for Hester Deplure
Refers to Sir. W. Dudley (who survived Eliz. Dudley) reviving the judgment in 21/22 [ ] suing out an elegit thereon and cause extent to be made of 2 messuages and lands in Astley and Tildesley occ. J. Glover and James Hurst
Now for £13.6.8 (1) assigns to (2) the said messuages

[no title]  E(B) 752  20 September 1672

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) Thomas Worsley of Hovingham, Yorks, esqre
(2) Richard Guest of Boothes, Lancs, chapman
For surrender of former lease from T. Worsley father of (1) to (2) and for £8
Of a messuage and tenement formerly belonging to Regnald Seddon of Boothes, husband father in law of (2) in Boothes with all.. lands.... and free liberty to digg and gett clay and marle and make pitts so as to the marle be sett and imployed upon the demised premises
For 99 years if R. Guest, Elizabeth his now wife and John their son live so long
For 16s p.a. and 4 hens and 2 capons (or 4/- in lieu) and also 3s 4d in lieu of all other boones services &c.

[no title]  E(B) 753  1674?

Contents:
Fragment endorsed 'Sherrington account till 20 Feb. 1674' This is Jeames Ashtons acc.'

[no title]  E(B) 754  25 & 26 March 1677

Contents:
Indentures Lease and Release: Settlement
(1) Francis Sherington of Boothes, esqre to
(2) Wm. Sherington of London esqre
J. Collett of Midle Temple esqre
Ri. Mullineux of Hawkely esqre
Tho. Bispham of Billinge esqre
Edmund Valentine of Haslehurst gent
Of The Hall of Boothes and demesnes in Boothes and Worsely
And manor of Tildesley and lands in Tildesley and Astley (except tithes of Tildesley, Astley and Shakerly) moiety of manor of Westleigh and Pennington manor of Claughton in Loynsdale, Shabholme in Gressingham township (20a) and all lands in Claughton, Caton and G'ham (except Labornes tenement and grounds, Batesons house and grounds and The west end tenement and grounds)
To use of (1) for life and then that of Gilbert his second son and heirs males with remainder to Francis younger son, Bennet Sherington eldest son, daughters of (1) &c.

[no title]  E(B) 755  25/26.3.1677

Contents:
Abstract of indentures of Lease and Release
(1) Francis Sherington of Boothes esqre to
(2) Sherington of London esqre
J. Collett of Middle Temple esqre
Ri. Mullineux of Hawkely esqre
Tho. Bispham of Billinge esqre and Edmund Valentine of Haslehurst gent
Of The Hall of Boothes, demesnes &c., in Boothes and Worsley, and manor of Tildesly (except tithes of Tildesly)
To use of (1) for life
Remainder to use of Gilbert Sherington, his second son and his heirs males, and in default to Francis Sherington, younger son &c., Bennet Sherington eldest son &c.
Subject to £40 p.a. to Awdry wife of (1)

[no title]  E(B) 756  24/25.9.1677

Contents:
Attested copy of indentures of settlement
(1) George Pigot of Preston, gent to
(2) Ri. Ashton of Cuerdale, esqre, Edward Rishton of Antley, esqre
And Chr. Greenfield of Preston, gent
Refers to conveyance of 11.9.1677 from Tho. Worseley of Hovingham, Yk., esqre to (1) of messuage and tenement in hamlet of Boothes in township of Worsley in parish of Eccles, (10 acres) late occ. Alice Arrowsmith, widow
Now (1) to (2) of same
On trust for (1) for life and then for Robert Pigot his younger son and his heirs males &c.
Endorsed with undertaking dated 18 Dec. 1725 by Thomas Pigott esqre, grandson of George Pigott to deliver the original to Samuel Clowes the purchaser of the same estate
Copied 7.12.1699 (or 1677)

[no title]  E(B) 757a  12 October 1677

Contents:
Indenture Lease for a year

[no title]  E(B) 757b  13 October 1677

Contents:
Indenture Release
(1) Thomas Worsley of Hovingham esqre to
(2) Richard Guest of hamlett of Boothes in township of Worsley in parish of Eccles, Lancs, chapman
For £50.17,6 in pursuance of articles of agreement dated 12 February last of messuage and tenement in Boothes (5½ acres) formerly in occupation of Raynald Seddon decd. for 5s 6d fee farm rent

[no title]  E(B) 758  14 February '1677'

Contents:
Indenture Release
(1) Thomas Worsley of Hovingham, Yk., esqre and Mary his wife, George Pigot of Preston, Lancs, gent, Tho. Dunster of Worsley in parish of Eccles, Lancs, yeoman, James Naylor of Eccles shoemaker, Richard Guest, John Hope, John Hey and Tho. Farnworth all of Boothes in Worsley, yeoman, Henry Hilton of Broome, Cheshire, yeoman, and Alice Arrowsmith of Boothes widdow
(2) John Kellet of Preston, gent and Edmund Lemon of Preston, gent
(3) Crofer Greenfeild of Preston, esqre and Roger Sudell the elder of Preston, wollendraper
(1) to (2) of all messuages, closes, lands...... in Boothes in parish of Eccles
Subject to fee farm rents payable to Thomas Worsley and provision for common recovery to be suffered thereof to enure as
To messuage or tenement formerly occupation of Tho. Arrowsmith and now of George Pigot (10a) under fee farm rent of 10/- to George Pigot
And to messuage and tenement occ. T. Dunster (5½ acres) under ff rent of 5s 6d to T. Dunster
And to messuage and tenement occ. Jas. Nayler (6a) under ff rent 6s to Jas. Nayler
And to messuage and tenement occ. Ri. Guest (5½ a) under ff rent of 5s 6d to Ri. Guest
And to messuage and tenement occ. J. Hope (5½ a) under ff rent of 5s 6d to J. Hope
And to messuage and tenement occ. J. Hey (3½ a) under ff rent of 3s 6d to J. Hey
And to messuage and tenement occ. T. Farnworth (8 a) under ff rent of 8s to T. Farnworth
And to messuage and tenement occ. Henry Hulton (5½ a) under ff rent of 5s 6d to Henry Hulton
And to messuage and tenement and cottage and garden and lane called Bradborne Laine, occ. Alice Arrowsmith (10½ a) under ff rent of 10s 6d to Alice Arrowsmith

[no title]  E(B) 759  26 March 1679

Sig. of (2)

Contents:
Indenture demise (counterpart)
(1) Bennett Sherington of Boothes, gent to
(2) George Pigot of Preston, gent
For £5
Of close at The harr end of a close belonging to the demesnes of Boothes called The great meadow next to The great seven acre gapp at the N.E. end of The great meadow (1½ a large measure) for 99 years at 16/- p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 760  18 August 1679

Sig. & Seal of B. Sherington only

Contents:
Indenture lease for a year
(1) Francis Sherington of Boothes esqre
Bennet Sherington son and heir apparent to
(2) Deane of Wigan yeoman and Lawrence Anderton The elder of Wigan pewterer
Of capital messuage and lands called The old-hall of Westleigh in W. & Penington occ. by Francis Sherington

[no title]  E(B) 761  8 August 1681

Contents:
Indenture (not executed)
(1) Sherrington of Lond(on) esqre
(2) Gilbert Sherrington of Brason Nose Colledge, Oxon, clerke
Refers to a recognizance of Francis Sherrington of Boothes, esqre, to Ri. Norton of London, esqre decd., dated 25.6.1649 for £500 and an extent thereon of a capital messuage and tenement called The Upper Hall of Claighton (Lancs) and of another capital messuage called The Lower Hall of Claighton and a messuage and tenement occ. J. Gibson at Westend in Claighton and of a capital messuage and tenement in Longscales and another capital messuage and tenement at Boothes and of Three closes called Crouch Leys grounds, slaters acre and one croft on the back of a barn called Sheringtons barne in Wigan and of capital messuage and tenement called The Hall of Westleigh
And also for the term of the life of Jeffery Roby in Stone Hall in Pemberton
Which were delivered to Ri. Norton, 18.6. 1652 until the debt was paid
Refers to Indenture of 20 February '1656', 1657 between (a) Ri. Norton
(b) Ri. Norton of London esqre second son
(c) Henry Hampson citizen and merchant tailor of London
Of assignment to (b) of same who by assignment of 7 December 1680 assigned same to (1)
Now (1) assigns same to (2)

[no title]  E(B) 762  13 June (?) 1685

Sigs and papered seals

Contents:
Bond in £200
Benedict Sherington of Boothes, gent and Francis Sherington of Boothes, gent
To Tho. Farneworth of Boothestowne yeoman
To (re)pay £138 on 13 June 1687

[no title]  E(B) 763  10 August 1685

Sigs and marks and seals of (1)

Contents:
Indenture
(1) Tho. Rowson and J. Cooke of Boothes within Worsley, husbandman and 31 others to
(2) Francis Sherrington of Boothes, gent
(1) being holders of land in Boothes, Worsley, Tildesley, Langscales, Orrell and Wigan the remainder or reversion to which is in (2)
Now to enable (2) to suffer a recovery thereof
(1) Surrender their estates therein to
(2), provided (2) pay (1) £1000 on 10 September next

[no title]  E(B) 764  10 August 1685

Contents:
Indenture Surrender to enable a Recovery
(1) Awdrey Sherington of Boothes widow of Francis Sherington esqre decd. to
(2) Francis Sherington of Boothes, gent youngest son of Fra. and Awdrey
To enable him to suffer a recovery thereof
Of her life interest in lands in Boothes and Worsely (100 acres) parcel of the demesnes of The Hall of Boothes
Void on non payment by (2) of £2000 on 10 September

[no title]  E(B) 765a  11 August 1685

Contents:
Indenture Lease for a year
(1) Francis Sherrington of Boothes, gent to
(2) George Leigh of Westleigh, gent and Henry Rowe of Wigan gent
Of the Hall of Boothes &c. &c.

[no title]  E(B) 765b  12 August 1685

Contents:
Indenture Release and Settlement
(1) Francis Sherrington of Boothes, gent to
(2) George Leigh of Westleigh, gent and Henry Rowe of Wigan gent
(3) Alexander Radcliff of Penington gent and Jeffery Darwell of same, yeoman
Of The Hall of Boothes and demesnes &c. in Boothes and Worsley, manor of Tildesley and lands (except tithes there) and moiety of manor of Westleigh and Penington
Snabholme in Gressingham
Langscales and demesnes in Garstang Labornes. Batesons and The West End in Claughton
Hall of Orrell and Water corn mill, demesnes &c. in Orrell in parish of Wigan
3 burgages in Wigan
That a recovery may be suffered thereof to use of (1)

[no title]  E(B) 766  11/12 August 1685

Contents:
Abstract of indentures
(1) Fra. Sherrington
(2) Geo. Leigh and Henry Rowe
(3) A. Radcliffe and Jeffery Darwel

[no title]  E(B) 767  27 August 1685

Contents:
Copy of entry of recovery
Alex. Radcliffe gent, and Geoffrey Darwell
v.
Geo. Leigh and Hy. Rowe, gent
Of manor of Tildesley, 31 messuages, 8 cottages &c. &c.
In Boothes, Worsley, Tildesley, Westleigh, Penington, Gressingham, Carstange, Claughton, Orrell and Wigan and moiety of manor of Westleigh and Penington
Francis Sherrington gent, vouchee

[no title]  E(B) 768  10 December 1685

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of conveyance
(1) Francis Sherrington of Booths, gent to
(2) Gilbert Sale, Richard Shuttleworth, and Tho. Nayler of Bedford, gentt., George Nayler and Richard Spakeman of same, yeomen, Thurston Parr, Hy. Smith The younger, J. Parr and J. Marsh son of Ni. Marsh of Tyldesley, yeoman
(3) James Man of Tyldesley, yeoman and Hy. Marsh of Tyldesley, chapman
For £24 from (2) to (1) parcel of £30 given by Katherin Spakeman of Bedford, widow by deed of 12 September 1673 and by her will dated 3 October 1679 and codicil thereto, given for relief of the poor of Bedford and Tyldesley
Of close called Moss meadow alias Black meadow in Tildesley (1¼ acres)

[no title]  E(B) 769  2 February '1686', 1687

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) Francis Sherrington of Booths gent to
(2) Thomas Farnworth of Booths Towne, yeoman
For £50
Of close called Landsdale Cowheyes (4½ a of tillage land) and part of close called The Mosse ends from the Cowhey to the E. Side of Master Chadwicke moss roome to The Whitehead and to the Kichin Hill on the W. side and so to the Rough feild excepting Collier Mosse Croft (a rood lane in The mosse end) 12 acres in Boothes Towne
For 99 years
For £1.7.4. p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 770  2 February '1686'

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) Tho. Chaddocke of Chaddocke, gent to
(2) Henry Sterrup of Lyme, Cheshire, husbandman
For surrender of former lease by (1) to Tho. Sterrup father of (2) deceased and for 50/- of cottage with garden stead and crofte called the Killcrofteslacke in Tildsley
For 99 years if H. Sterrup, Elizabeth Sterrup his mother and Peter Sterrup his brother live so long for 1/6d p.a. and a fatt henne on St. Thomas's Day

[no title]  E(B) 771  7 November 1687

Contents:
Articles of Agreement
(1) Francis Sherington of Boothes gent
(2) James Parr, citizen and haberdasher of London
For £600 (1) will convey to (2) his moiety of part of demesnes of Westleigh and Pennington in the parish of Leigh (field names described) 41 acres occ. by Tho. Crooke

[no title]  E(B) 772  attested 27.8.1689

Contents:
7 February '1687'
Copy of indenture of conveyance
(1) Francis Sherington of Booths gent to
(2) James Parr citizen and haberdasher of London
(3) John Parr and Peter Parr of Westleigh, chapman
For £600
Of mannor house called the Westleigh Hall in occupation of Francis Sherington deceased father of (1) and now of T. Crooke gent and closes formeing parcels of demesne lands thereof: The Foulds, The Horse Coppy, The Croft nearer to the Hall, The further Croft, The little Whoat-yeale, the Great Whote-yeale, the Damstid meadow, the Goose Croft, The Cloddie Croft, the two brickfields, The Westleigh meadow, the low most smith-field next to the Westleigh meadow, the smith-field above that, the long smith-field the furthest smith-field, the priest field, the two hawcks, the old wives Croft, the milne-hey next to the Hall, and The Sparth with the lane adjoining. Containing in all 41 acres

[no title]  E(B) 773  1 April 1689

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of lease
(1) Bennet Sherington of Boothes, esqre to
(2) John Partington of Boothes, husbandman
For £10
Of cottage within the demesnes of Boothes called Collier howse with the foulds gardinsteads stackyards mosse and mossroomes to Farnworth mosse and close called Standhill (4a)
For 99 years at 10/- p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 774  30 & 31 May 1690

Contents:
Indentures Lease and Release
(1) Francis Sherington of Booths, gent to
(2) Alexander Radcliffe of Leigh (within Penington) gent, A. Radcliffe junior, of Leigh gent, J. Parr of Westleigh, yeoman and Peter Parr of Westleigh yeoman
For £2,200
Of mansion house called The hall of Booths demesnes in Booths and Worsley
Manor of Claughton, The Snabholme, Labornes tenement and grounds, Batesons and the West End tenement all in Claughton
And capital messuage called Langscales in Garstang parish with demesnes

[no title]  E(B) 775  30/31 May 1690

Contents:
Abstract of indentures of Lease and Release
(1) Francis Sherington to
(2) Alexander Radcliffe, Alexander Radcliffe junior of Leigh, gent, J. and Peter Parr
For £2,200
Of Boothes hall and demesnes and manor of Tildsley

[no title]  E(B) 776  28.1 '1689' (altered to May 1690)

Contents:
Draft indenture of release
(1) Francis Sherington of The Boothes, gent to
(2) James Anderton of Inner Temple esqre altered to Alex. Radclif of Leigh, gent, Alex. Radclif junior of Leigh, gent, J. Parr of Westleigh yeoman and Peter Parr of Westleigh
For £2,200
Of The Hall of Boothes
And covenant to levy fine thereof

[no title]  E(B) 777  6.1 '1690', 1691

Sigs and seals of all 5 ((1) and A. Radcliffe, armorial)

Contents:
Indenture deed to declare uses of a fine
(1) Francis Sherington of Boothes gent and Martha his wife
(2) Alexander Radcliffe of Leigh, gent, J. Parr of Westleigh, chapman, and Peter Parr of same chapman
Fine levied 22 August last of manor of Tildesley 37 messuages, 8 cottage, corn mill,.... 384 acres of land, 100 acres meadow, 384 acres pasture, 1000 acres of heath and ling, 1000 acres of moore, 1000 acres of mosse, 1000 acres of turbary and 6/- rents in Boothes, Worsley, Tildesley, Westleigh, Penington, Gressingham, Garstang, Langscales Claughton Orrell and Wigan
And of a moiety of manor of Westleigh and Penington to use of (2)

[no title]  E(B) 778  6 January '1690'

Contents:
Abstract of indentures
(1) Francis Sherrington find Martha his wife
(2) Alexander Radcliffe, J. Parr and Peter Parr

[no title]  E(B) 779  4 November 1693

Sig. and armorial seal

Contents:
Release and quit claim
By Francis Sherington of Langscales in parish of Garstang, gent to
Alexander Radcliffe of Leigh within Penington gent, J. Parr of Westleigh chapman and Peter Parr of Westleigh, chapman
For a competent sum
Of all actions &c.

[no title]  E(B) 780  1697

Contents:
Indenture Release (not executed)
(1) James Anderton of Wigan, esqre
(2) Alexander Radcliffe of Leigh, gent
John Parr of Westleigh chapman and Peter Parr of Westleigh chapman
Refers to articles of agreement of 14 November 1693 by which (2) agreed to convey to (1)
The Hall of Booths and demesnes &c. upon (1) paying (2) £1901.5.5
Now, (1) having failed to pay (2), releases and quit claims to (2)
Hall of Booths and demesnes
Manor of Claughton in Loinsdale
Laborne's tenement and grounds, Batesons house and grounds and The West End tenement and grounds in Claughton
And all other lands in Claughton, Caton, Gressingham and Catterall in Loinsdale
Or in town, borough or parish of Wigan demesnes called The Old Hall of Westleigh manor of Tildesley
And all other lands lately conveyed to (2) by Francis Sherington
Saving to Francis Sherington capital messuage called Langscales with its demesnes and all other messuages and lands in Catterall, Claughton, Barinkar within parish of Garstange.

[no title]  E(B) 781  1 & 2.7 1697

Contents:
Indentures Lease and Release
(1) John Withington of City of Dublin merchant to
(2) Issaac Marsh of Tildesly cum Shakerley chapman
For £150 and £150 to be paid
Of messuage and tenement in Tildesly occ. Edmund Leyland decd. and Thomas Houldings (12 acres) and cottage and dwelling house and garden in Tildesly late occupied by J. Leyland
And a rateable share in the Wast and commons of Tildesly

[no title]  E(B) 782  3 August '1699', '12, (altered from 3 March 11)

Sigs. of Slater and Radcliffe

Contents:
Indenture 'counterpart' Bargain and Sale
(1) Tho. Slater of Denham in parish of Brinde, esqre, Alexander Radcliffe of Leigh gent, Sir Gervase Elwes of Stoke juxta Clare, Suffolk, Bt., Mathew Johnson of Middle Temple esqre, clerk of Parliaments, and Robert Fowle citizen and goldsmith of London to
(2) John Heyes of Ashton within Makerfeild, gent
For £2,300 to Sir I. Franklyn, in Master of Chancery, pursuant to a decree of 25 April last in a case J. Heyes -v-Sir G. Elwes, M. Johnson and R. Fowle of capital messuage or manor house called Lightocks alias Lightoakes within Bedford in parish of Leigh and the demesne lands sometime occ. by Sir Hy. Slater decd. and Hy. Slater esqre his son but now of Tho. Slater and Alexander Radcliffe (except two messuages part of the demesne, in occupation of T. Bridge malster and of T. Rawson, yeoman and except six others lately sold away into fee farm to Tho. Naylor, Tho. Coast, Wm. Crompton, Hugh Yates, J. Kay and Paul Croft and except all messuages or cottages now in lease for lives)

[no title]  E(B) 783  16 August 1700

Contents:
Indenture Settlement
(1) Thomas Chaddock of Chaddock clerk and Elizabeth his wife
(2) Edward Richardson of Tong, gent and Elizabeth Sleigh of The Hall of The wood, widdow
(3) Henry Byrom of Lawton gent
Joseph Chaddock of Leigh mercer
Covenant by T. Chaddock with Elizabeth Sleigh to levy fine
Of manour house and demesnes of Chaddock alias Cheidock hall in Tildesley late occupied by T. Chaddock gent and Peter Chaddock his son (brother of T. Chaddock, clerk) and of lands late occupied by T. Holcroft, Oliver Thomasin Charles Partington, J. Gellibrand, Roger Boardman, Isaack Marsh, Henry Stirrup, Richard Lonsdale, Tho. Wilkinson, J. Hope, James Hope, Wm. Hey, Richard Boardman, T. Man and T. Hey in Tildesley or Worsley
Manor and demesnes and lands occupied by O. Thomasin to use of T. Chaddock for life and then to provide £20 annuity to his widow for jointure
Rest to (2) on trust to sell to pay Tho, Chaddock's debts

[no title]  E(B) 784a  21 August 12 Wm. III

Contents:
Final Concord
Richardson and Sleigh
-v-
Chaddock

[no title]  E(B) 784b  21 August 1700

Contents:
Final Concord in court at Lancaster
Edward Richardson gent, and Elizabeth Sleigh widow
-v-
Tho. Chaddock and Elizabeth his wife
Of 2 messuages 12 cottages 2 barns 14 gardens 20 acres of land 10 acres of meadow 20 acres of pasture 100 acres of moss with commons of pasture and turbary in Tildesley and Worsley
£200

[no title]  E(B) 785  28 & 29 November 1700

Contents:
Indentures Lease and Release
(1) Elizabeth Sleigh of The Hall of The Wood within Tong, Lancs, widow and Joseph Chaddock of Leigh mercer
(2) Tho. Chaddock the younger of Chaddock Hall and Elizabeth his wife
(3) Isaac Marsh of Tyldesley chapman
(4) Tho. Chaddock The elder of Chaddock hall gent, father of (2)
Refers to indentures of covenant dated 16 August 1700
(a) Tho. Chaddock the younger and Elizabeth
(b) Edward Richardson gent and Elizabeth Sleigh and
(c) Henry Byrom gent and Joseph Chaddock
To levy fine
Of Chaddock hall and demesne lands and all lands in Tyldesley then occupied by T. Chaddock the elder or Peter Chaddock his younger son
And of messuages &c. occupied by T. Holcroft, Oliver Thomasson, Chas. Partington, J. Gellibrand, Roger Boardman, Isaac Marsh Henry Stirrup, Ri. Lansdale T, Wilkinson, J. Hope, James Hope, Wm. Hey, Richard Boardman, Tho. Mann and Tho. Hey in Tyldeley or Worsley
As to Chaddock hall, demesnes and messuage and tenement called Oliversons occupied by Oliver Thomasson to T. Chaddock the younger for life subject to £20 p.a. for life to his wife Elizabeth
And an to rest to (1) to sell
Now for £110
(1) and (2) to (3)
Of messuage and tenement in Tyldesley formerly occupied by Joanna Gaskell widow decd. and late occupied Hy. Marsh, chapman and now of I. Marsh only son of H. Marsh, (6 acres of the large measure there used)
And cottage in Tyldesley formerly occupied by Humphrey Newton shoomaker and now of Ri. Boardman and another cottage in Tildesley, occupied by T. Mann

[no title]  E(B) 786  1700

Contents:
Draft abstract of title
Of deeds of 1/2 July 1697 Withinton to Marsh
28/29 November 1700 Chaddock to Marsh

[no title]  E(B) 787  1701

Contents:
Copy of Will
Of Richard Guest of Boothes-town in parish of Eccles, Lancs, yeoman
Dated 4 April 1701
To be buried in Eccles churchyard
Elizabeth his wife to have third part of his house and land in Boothes for life or £3. p.a.
John his son the two thirds and the other third after her death
Paying to daughter Anne Guest £10 after Elizabeth's death and also £10 two years after Elizabeth's death to son James
And £10 to all children of Daughter Katherine Rigby three years after Elizabeth's death to be divided equally
If John dies s.p. James to have the house and land but to pay Ann £20 and also £20 to Katherine's children at age of 21. Remainder to daughter Anne. Son John executor.

[no title]  E(B) 788  dated 9 May 1705

Contents:
Copy of will of
Peter Parr of Leigh, gent
Makes Jonathan Meanley, Arthur Parr and Edward Nayler executors and guardians of son John: Refers to grant to Anne his daughter of a messuage and tenement in Penington and confirms same and gives her £65
Attested copy 27.9.1712
Refers to lands held jointly with Alexander Radcliffe gent, (father and son) and John Parr his brother lately bought from Francis Sherington gent - gives same to executors to raise legacies &c. and then to John Parr his son and if he dies to daughters Ann and Elisabeth equally.
Refers to marriage settlement of 22 May 1700 with Wm. Legh, gent in which he covenants to settle his messuage and tenement in Westleigh formerly in possession of his uncle Robert Parr and £15 worth of lands in all in Westleigh, now confirms same &c. &c.
Bequests of silver &c. to his wife
'My fine new easy chair', 'the chest of drawers' &c.
Legacy to son in law Ezekiel Parr and Elizabeth his wife

[no title]  E(B) 789  30 May 1705

Contents:
Bond in £60
Thomas Chaddocke of Chaddocke, clerk to Henry Sterrup of Barton super Irwell, hus'
To perform covenants of indenture between T. Chaddocke, Elizabeth Sleigh of Chaddocke, widow and Josheph Chaddocke of Leigh mercer and H. Sterrup

[no title]  E(B) 790  1709/10

Contents:
Indenture (not executed)
(1) Alexander Ratcliffe of Leigh gent
J. Parr of same gent., Wm. Boardman constable of Worsley yeoman John Farnworth of W. yeoman Samuel Young of W. yeoman, Tho. Farnworth of W. yeoman, and Wm. Gellibrand of Tildesley yeoman to
(2) James Dunstan of Astley yeoman
For £60 of 12 horses, 12 saddles, 12 halters, 12 pack cords, packcloaths and overlay distrained from Geo. Higson of Worsley, carrier

[no title]  E(B) 791  14 February '1709', 1710

Contents:
Articles of agreement indented
(1) George Higson of Booths hall within Worsley, carrier
(2) Alexander Radcliffe of Leigh gent
John Parr the elder of Westleigh gent and John Parr the younger of same, gent
Refers to (2) being lords and owners of the Hall and demesne of Booths having demised to (1) parcels thereof for one year for £119
And having upon an account stated on 8 February demanded £76.1.6 rent due and for want of it distrained 14 horses 12 pack saddles 12 pack cords 12 pack cloaths and 12 overlays
And it being agreed that Wm Boardman constable of Worsley swear appraisors thereof who say the goods are worth £37
Now (1) agrees to the sale thereof and to pay any sum to makeup £37 if they do not reach it

[no title]  E(B) 792  dated 8 October 1710

Contents:
Copy of Will of John Parr the younger of Westleigh, gent
Refers to debts of £60 for which his sister Anne is security to Cozen Henry Smith and another of £20 to Jas. Hampson
And to being seised as only son and heir of Peter Parr in ¼ of lands purchased by his father and uncle John Parr and Alexander Radcliffe from Fra. Sherington gent
Now devises all his real estates to the executors of his father's will to divide the said lands and raise money to pay the debts
And residue as to one moiety to sister Anne wife of Edward Green and one moiety to Peter Parr and Ester Parr children of 'brother' Ezekiel Parr by Elisabeth his wife and testator's sister

[no title]  E(B) 793  1711

Contents:
Another copy of the will of J. Parr the younger dated 8 October 1710
Endorsed that he died 15 and was buried 19 October 1710
Attested 27 October 1711

[no title]  E(B) 794  January '1710', 1711

Contents:
Indenture Demise and counterpart (not executed)
(1) Alexander Radcliffe of Leigh, gent
John Parr of Westleigh, gent and Jonathan Meanley of Astley, chapman
Arthur Parr of Tildesley, chapman
Edward Nayler of Westleigh, gent
Henry Parr of Liverpool, merchant
And Edward Green of Atherton, chapman
Executors of John Parr the younger of Westleigh, gent, only son and heir of Peter Parr late of Westleigh, gent to
(2) John Smith of Tildesley collier
Of a delf of coal under a parcel of wast ground or common called Mossly Common in Tildesley and all advantages of digging &c.
For two years
For -- pence for every 20 baskets of coal commonly called one Pit Load

[no title]  E(B) 795  1711

(39 items)

Contents:
Schedule of deeds of Mrs. Radcliffe's estate at Booths
23 Eliz. to '1710', 1711

[no title]  E(B) 796  1730

Contents:
Schedule of Mr. Radcliffe's deeds to estate at Booths
From 1631 to 1711
Endorsed with a memo dated 1730

[no title]  E(B) 797  28 April 1711

Contents:
Copy of Bill of Complaint
Of Thomas Cheddock of Tildesley clerk against Alexander Radcliffe
With covering note from J. Pope dated 10 May 1711 addressed to Edward Nayler, attorney, Leigh by Warrington bagg, Lancs

[no title]  E(B) 798  26 May 1711

Contents:
Copy of Bill of Complaint
Of Allexander Radcliffe of Leigh, gent, J. Par of Westleigh yeoman and 8 others
Alleging that Francis Sherrington about 22 years since conveyed manor of Tildesley and mansion called Boothes to Alexander Radcliffe of Leigh gent, grandfather of plaintiff, to Alexander Radcliffe, his son and heir apparent. J. Parr and to Peter Parr of Westleigh yeoman. Also that Mosely Common is waste within the manor and that coal under it belongs to them.
That the defendants T. Chaddock of Tildesley gent and T. Chadock, clerk his son claim a parcel of ground which plaintiffs have begun to mine coal is the inheritance of The Chaddocks.

[no title]  E(B) 799  30 May 1711

11 folios

Contents:
Copy of Answer of Alexander Radcliffe gent to bill of complaint of Tho. Chadock, clerk
Claims to be seised with others of manor of Tildesly and wastes thereof including Mosely or Mossly Common and all mines thereunder

[no title]  E(B) 800  4 July 1711

Contents:
Copy of Bill of Complaint (of 28 April 1711) to Tho. Chaddock
As amended 4 July 1711

[no title]  E(B) 801  c. 1712

Contents:
Account of 'Monys pd touching Booths concerns above my share', 3 September 1711
About £40 in all
For legal work done by Lawyer Starkey in connection with cases concerning Claughton, MossleyCommon, Windle Hurst, &c.
Mr. Pope, Mr. & Mrs. Sherrington, Mr. J. Parr and others mentioned. Payments for travelling and subsistence!

[no title]  E(B) 802  20 November 1711

Contents:
Copy of answer of Thos. Chaddock the father and Thos. Chaddock the son to the bill
Deny there is a manor of Tildesley or that any courts have been held or any franchises appertain to it
They claim 8 acres at the west end of Moseley Common (a parcel of waste ground in Tyldesley)

[no title]  E(B) 803  1 January '1711' 1712

Contents:
Particulars of reversions of lands sold by Mr. Francis Sherington junior to various persons
56 acres, £496 reserving 2/8d rents in 9 parcels sold in October 1685
With details of current leases affecting each property (earliest dated 1658)

[no title]  E(B) 804  c.1706

Contents:
Survey of Booths tithes
Giving the consideration, date of sale and to whom sold or demised by Francis Sherington, term, acres and rents reserved
Also chief rents in Tildesley
Also leases and tenancies in Tildesley and Booths Town
Bound in part of an indenture
Dated 13 March '1705', 1706
(a) John Walmisley of Wigan esqre
(b) Richard Shuttleworth and
Richard Shuttleworth, The younger, gent his eldest son and heir apparent
(c) Richard [Crook]
Assignment of mortgage of messuage in Westleigh

[no title]  E(B) 805  c.1706

Contents:
Copy of Answer
Of Francis Sherrington, gent
To bill of complaint of Allexander Radcliffe, gent, J. Par chapman and J. Par an infant by J. Par the elder his guardian
F. Sherrington seized of manor of Tildesly and waste within manor called Mossley Common and conveyed manor to Alex. Radcliffe's grandfather and others and that the purchase money was half paid by Alex. Radcliffe and ½ by the Parrs
That the other defendant Arian Cooper made an inclosure of same part of the common and erected buildings thereupon
But does not know what they are &c. &c.

[no title]  E(B) 806  22 January '1711', 1712

Contents:
List of witnesses with numbers of the clauss of the interrogations they are to depose about on behalf of T. Chaddock
'Comon at widow Hawkins in Manchester, 22 January 1711'

[no title]  E(B) 807  29 January '1711'

20 folios

Contents:
Copy of Answers of John Parr, Jonathan Meanley, Arthur Parr, Ed. Nayler, Hy. Parr, Edw. Green and Anne his wife to bill of complaint of Tho. Chaddock, clerk
And also of Peter and Esther Parr infants by Hy. Parr their grandfather

[no title]  E(B) 808  19 May 1712

Contents:
Copy of deposition of Hy.Moss of Leigh within Penington as to service on 17 May of subpoenas on the defendants Tho. Chaddock gent and Tho. Chaddock, clerk, in a cause Radcliffe and others -v- them

[no title]  E(B) 809  c.1712

Contents:
Copy of certificate dated 14 June 1712 by Charles Moreton of Bolton in the Moores gent and Hugh Parr of Salford gent as to having examined witnesses on 22 to 24 January last in case Chaddock, clk, -v- Radcliffe, gent and as to Casson another commissioner and Radcliffe having joined in same and raised no objection then
Also of deposition of Wm. Latus of Manchester gent soll' for the plaintiff (Chaddock) that on 22 January Ri. Casson one of the defendants Commissioners and the plaintiffs Commissioners and that the commission was executed without objection.
But no notice having been given of the Commission de bene esse that could not be executed.
Also of Tho. Chaddock [clerk] that Oliver Thomason aged 84 years was examined on his behalf and has since died and is the only material witness.

[no title]  E(B) 810  4 July 1712

Contents:
Copy of deposition of Edward Naylor of Leigh gent, sollicitor for the defendant Mr. Radcliffe
Who advised defendant not to examine witness as the other defendants had not put in their answer and when they did the witnesses would have to be reexamined.

[no title]  E(B) 811  4 July 1712

Contents:
Copy of Certificate of Richard Casson of Preston, gent as to why witnesses were not examined on 22 January last there being two commissioners, one to examine in chief and the other de bene esse and it being noted that the interrogations were in cause Chaddock -v- Radcliffe and others but commission in a cause Chaddock -v- Radcliffe

[no title]  E(B) 812  Sworn 4 July 1712

Contents:
Copy of 'oath' or deposition on oath of Alexander Radcliffe in case Chaddock -v- Radcliffe
As to why he did not exhibit any interrogatories to witnesses on 22 January having been informed that the commission out of chancery was not for examination of witnesses in chief but only de bene esse on behalf of the plaintiff

[no title]  E(B) 813a  13 October 1712

Contents:
Summons to Francis Sherington, Longscales
To appear as a witness in an action of Alex. Radcliffe gent and other -v- Tho. Chaddock, clerk and other
At Greens Arms in Leigh on 16 October

[no title]  E(B) 813b  13 October 1712

Contents:
Summons to George Leigh of Oughtrington, gent to appear

[no title]  E(B) 813c  13 October 1712

Contents:
Summonses
To Jon Barrett, Worsley
Revd. Mr. Geo. Warde
Mr. Ri. Clough, Kenyon
Tho. Nayler of Westleigh, gent
Mr. J. Yates, Denton Green
Mr. J. Brotherton, Astley
Samuel Brabin, Tildesley
Mr. Wm. Cowpe, Freston

[no title]  E(B) 814  13 January '1712', 1713

Contents:
Interrogations to witnesses on behalf of Alexander Radcliffe, gent, John Parr, Jonathan Meanley, Arthur Parr, Edward Nayler, Henry Parr, Edwd. Green and Anne his wife, Peter Parr and Ester Parr plaintiffs and Tho. Chaddock senior gent and T. Chaddock, clerk, defendants
29 clauses
These are concerned with the manorial rights of Francis Sherrington in manor of Tyldesley including right to mine coal under Mosely Common. Cottages erected on the waste &c. The title to a parcel of 8 acres of unenclosed ground next to Black Acre close. Questions also about the history of the Sherrington and Chaddock families during the Civil War. Shooting butts on Mosely Common. Has any court been held for Bedford manor in parish of Leigh?

[no title]  E(B) 815  3 December 1713

Sigs. and seals of all

Contents:
Indenture Award
(1) George Pigott of Manchester esqre
Wm. Shaw of Preston and Charles Moreton of Bolton in le Moores gentt
(2) Alex. Radcliffe of West Leigh esqre
J. Parr of same gent
Jonathan Meanley of Astley yeoman
Arthur Parr of Tildsley chapman
Edward Naylor of West Leigh gent
And Henry Parr of Liverpoole merchant
Guardian and grandfather to Peter and Esther
Parr, and Edward Greene of Atherton chapman and Ann his wife
(3) Thomas Chaddock of Chaddock in Tildsley clerk
Refers to disputes between (2) and (3) about a parcel of common or wast ground of 8 acres in Tildsley on W. End of Mosley Common claimed by (3) as his inheritance and by (2) as Lords of manor of Tildsley
Wherein is a coal pitt with 2 cottages occ. T. Heys and Rt. Partington
Now (2) and (3) agreed on 2 December to abide by award of (1)
Now (1) Award that (2) hold the cottages by virtue of the purchase thereof from Francis Sherrington, gent
That (3) may enclose the 8 acres and all coals and coal mines therein leaving sufficient ways to the cottages and other houses having rights of way over said 8 acres for which after inclosure
(3) and heirs and assigns of Chaddock Hall and demesne within Tildsley shall pay (2) 1/- p.a. besides present rent of 1/- p.a.
(3) to pay (2) £20
Endorsed with receipts for £20, last dated 7 September 1715

[no title]  E(B) 816  2 February '1713', 1714

Sigs of both and seals

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) John Parr of West Leigh gent to
(2) Wm. Seddon of Worsley, husband'
Of (1)'s part of the capital messuage and demesnes of Booths within Worsley (59a 30p of the large measure there used) and (1)'s part of the moss
For 7 years at £50 p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 817  4 September 1716

Contents:
Final Concord in court at Lancaster
William Prichard gent and Richard Atkinson, gt.
-v-
Nathaniel Hamond gent and William Hamond gent
Of two messuages, 2 cottages, 4 barns, 4 stables, gardens, 4 orchards, 10 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture with commons of pasture and turbary in Tildesley
£300

[no title]  E(B) 818  27 March 1718

Contents:
Final Concord at Lancaster
Tho. Chaddock clerk and Ri. Atkinson, gent
-v-
Nathaniel Hamond gent and Mary his wife Wm. Hamond gent and Sarah his wife
Of 2 messuages, a cottage, 2 barns, 2 stables, 3 gardens, 3 orchards, 10 acres of land, 6 acres meadow 10 pasture and commons of pasture and turbary in Tildesley
£266.13.4

[no title]  E(B) 819  14 November 1721

Sig of (1) and armorial seal

Contents:
Articles of agreement
(1) Helena Radcliffe of Salford widdow
(2) Samuel Clowes of Manchester, merchant
To convey to (?) a moiety of manor of Booths in parishes of Eccles and Leigh occ. by Geo. Higson and farmhouse occ. G. Higson
For £2,500

[no title]  E(B) 820  2 February '1721', 1722

Sig. and armorial seal

Contents:
Indenture Covenant
(1) Helena Radcliffe of Salford
(2) Samuel Clowes of Manchester merchant
Refers to articles of agreement on 14 November last for sale of moiety of manor of Booths to (2) and to alleged annuity of £50 granted out of same by Francis Sherrington the father former owner of this estate to Alex. Mawdsley late of Mawdsley, Lanes esqre decd.
But (2) is content to continue to purchase same lands for £2,500
Now (1) covenants to indemnify (2) from the annuity

[no title]  E(B) 821  2 February '1721'

Sig. and armorial seal

Contents:
Bond in £5000
Helena Radcliffe of Salford widow to
Samuel Clowes of Manchester merchant
To perform covenants
Endorsed 'to indemnifie father from Mr. Maudsley'.

[no title]  E(B) 822  4 August 1725

Sig. and seal

Contents:
Deed poll of grant
Samuel Clowes of Manchester, senior, gent to his son Samuel Clows of Manchester the mansion house, demesne lands &c. lately bought from Helena Ratcliffe in Booths Towne and Worsley in parish of Eckles
Endorsed with memo of delivery of seisin

[no title]  E(B) 823  14 August 1725

Post mark: Preston

Contents:
Letter, Francis Sherington [Garstange] to
Mr. Samwell Clawes, Market Street Lane, Manchester
Asks for your benevolence (i.e. money) as an act of charity having been very infirm
Attached is a receipt for a 'ginney', 6 October 1725

[no title]  E(B) 824  23 October 1725

Contents:
Articles of agreement
(1) Thomas Stirrup of Gisborne, Yk., innkeeper
(2) J. Edge of Worsley, yeoman and Peter Heywood of Barton super Irwell, yeoman
(5) George Higson of Booth in Worsley, carryer Covenant by (1) to convey to (3) (with whom (2) have made the contract for (1))
Cottage with garden stead and croft called the Killcroft Slack and Smithy in Tildsley for £116.10

[no title]  E(B) 825  2 February '1725'

Contents:
Bond in £240
Tho. Stirrup of Gisborn innkeeper to
Geo. Higson of Booths carryer
To perform covenants

[no title]  E(B) 826  undated

Contents:
Draft abstract of title of Samuel Clowes
Of deeds of 13/14 2 '1677'
Of deeds of 12/13 10 1677
Will of 4 4 1701
Releases of 13 2 1726
Releases of 1 8 1726

Note: See also E(B) 758, 757 and 787


[no title]  E(B) 827  1 February '1726/7'

Contents:
Release of legacy
Thomas Morris of Westhoughton, fustian weaver in behalf of his wife Ann a daughter of Katharine daughter of Richard Guest
To
William Baxter of Tyldsley cum Shackerley, wheeleright (now heir to James Guest in the right of his wife Ellin)
For £6.13.4 being Ann's share of £20 legacy to Katharine's children under will of Ri. Guest

[no title]  E(B) 828  1 February 1726/7

Contents:
Release of legacy
Ann Marsh widow of Samuel Marsh of Tyldsley cum Shackerly, fustian weaver and daughter of Richard Guest
To
Wm. Baxter of Tyldsley cum Shackerley, wheeleright (heir to James Guest)
For £20 legacy left to her by her father Richard

[no title]  E(B) 829  27 June 1727

Sigs. and seals of Adam Mort and (2)

Contents:
Articles of agreement indented
(1) Adam Mort of Atherton gent
Henry Hampson of Westleigh chapman
Edward Green of same gent
(2) Samuel Clowes the elder of Manchester, gent
Refers to will of Peter Parr dated 9 May 1705 devising lands to J. Parr his son and granting an annuity to his wife Alice
Refers to death of Peter Parr
And to will of J. Parr his son dated 8 October 1710
Refers to Peter and Esther Parr devises of J. Parr having lately conveyed their interest in lands to (1)
Now (1) for £150 covenant to convey to (2) said lands in Booths Towne and Tildesley cum Shakerley and (2) covenants to pay further £535 at dates specified

[no title]  E(B) 830  September 1727

Contents:
Draft indenture of release
(1) Peter Parr of Liverpoole marriner
Esther Parr of same spinster children of Ezekiel Parr of Liverpoole merchant by Elizabeth his wife sister to John Parr of Westley, gent
Adam Mort of Atherton gent
Henry Hampton of Westleigh chapman
Edward Green of same, gent
To
(2) Samuel Clowes the elder of Manchester gent
In performance of agreement of 22 June 1727 and for £685
Of parts of mansion house called Boothes and demesne lands (described in detail) in Booths Towne within Worsley and in Tildesley cum Shakerley
And 1/8 of all coal under demesnes of Boothes

[no title]  E(B) 831  1 October 1728

Contents:
Indenture Mortgage 'counterpart'
(1) Grace Barret of Chaddocke widow of Miles Barret of Chaddocke clerk and only daughter and heir of Tho. Chaddocke, clerk, decd.
(2) Joseph Byrom of Manchester mercer
(3) Edward Barret of Littlehilton, chapman
Tho. Bradshaw of Manchester mercer
(4) Joseph Clowes of Grays Inn London esqre Trustee for (2)
For £1000 from (2) to (1)
(1) to (2)
Of capital messuage or mansion house and demesne of Chaddocke Hall in Tildesley, Lancs, and Thomasons messuage and tenement in Tildesley and Worseley
And messuage and tenement called Cowpes in Tildesley (11 acres)

[no title]  E(B) 832  21 August 1729

Contents:
Bond in £240
Geo. Higson of Booths carryer to
Eliz. Fletcher of Salford widow
To pay £120 and interest
Endorsed with memo of payment of interest in 1730 and of £90 on 9 January 1733/4 by Martha Higson exix of G. Higson

[no title]  E(B) 833  13 July 1731

Contents:
Articles of Agreement
(1) Jacob Marland of Tildesley gent and
(2) Samuel Clowes of Manchester gent
For £580 (1) to convey to (2)
Free from incumbrances except rent charge of £50 p.a. and chief rent of 2s. p.a.
Chaddock Hall in Tildesley and demesne lands, messuage called Olivers alias Thomasons and 7 cottages in Tildesley

[no title]  E(B) 834  21 April 1731

Contents:
Articles of agreement
(1) J. Rylance of Pendlebury yeoman
(2) Tho. Marsh of Tilsley cum Shakerly, yeoman
For marriage of Tho. Marsh and Jane daughter of (1)
(1) will pay (2) £100
And (2) will settle the messuage and land in Tildesley bought by (2)'s father Isaac Marsh of T. Chaddock Boardmans cottage, and 3 closes called Alestak and the two marles part of a tenement called Lalands (6 acres)

[no title]  E(B) 835  c.1731

Contents:
Copy of indenture of marriage settlement
(1) Tho, Marsh of Tilsley cum Shakerley yeoman and Jane his wife a daughter of John Rylance late of Pendlebury, decd.
(2) John Rylance of Manchester tallow chandler and Mary Brundritt of Manchester, widow exors of will of Ann Rylance of Manchester widow of sale J. Rylance
(3) Tho. Rylance of Prestwich yeoman and Wm. Darbyshire of Urmston yeoman
Refers to articles dated 21 April 1731
Now for £100 pd by J. Rylance decd. and £25 more from (2)
(1) to (3)
Of messuage and tenement with fields in Tilsley (6 acres) with cottage on common called Boardman's Cottage and 3 closes (6 acres) on various trusts

[no title]  E(B) 836  September 1731

Contents:
Draft conveyance
(1) Jacob Marland of Chaddocke within Tildesley gent and Grace his wife only daughter and heir of Thomas Chaddocke late of Chaddocke, clerk, decd.
(2) Samuel Clowes of Manchester, merchant
Whereas (2) in seised of rent charge of £50 p.a. and also mortgagee for £100 and interest of (1), (1) for £580 releases to (2) Chaddocke Hall &c. &c.

[no title]  E(B) 837  proved 30 September 1731

Contents:
Probate of Will of George Higson of Booths in Worsley carryer dated 29 September 1727
Bequests to mother Ann Higson, widow, to wife Martha and daughter Ellen

[no title]  E(B) 838  15 January '1731'

Contents:
Receipt for deeds
By Samll Clowes
From Elizabeth Fletcher
Lease and Release of 29/30 May 1705 from T. Chadwick, clk, to Hy. Stirrup of Cottage and KillCroft in Tildsley
Release of 2 February '1725' from T. Stirrup to G. Higson
Lease of 1 January '1729' from Higson to Fletcher for 1000 years

[no title]  E(B) 839  24 May 1746

Contents:
Opinion of Edw. Chetham
As to whether James Howorth can make a good title to lands in Booth's within Worsley by suffering a recovery thereof
Answer No

[no title]  E(B) 840a&b  c. 1750-1800

Contents:
Two plans of Astley Chappel

[no title]  E(B) 841  9 February 1774

Contents:
Copy of Indenture of Settlement
(1) Samuel Clowes the younger of Manchester esqre
(2) J. Tipping of Manchester merchant and Martha his younger daughter
(3) T. Cross of Shaw Hill esqre
T. Tipping of Manchester merchant
For marriage of (1) and Martha and for Martha's £5000 portion
(1) to (3)
Of manor or lordship of Tildesley
Chaddock Hall and fields There to belonging in Tildesley
Messuage called Oliversons
Messuage called Coups
And all lands thereto belonging occ. by Sl. Smith and messuages, smithy and close or croft at Stirrup Brook in T.......
Messuage called Hamptons
And lands occupied by Jas. Bate
Messuage at Mosley Common in Tildesley occupied by T. Smith two pews in Astley Chapel pew in parish church of Leigh
On various trusts

[no title]  E(B) 842  undated

Contents:
Copy Bill in Chancery
Duke of Bridgwater -v- Clowes esqre
As to disputed interpretation of clauses relating to coal mining in deeds of 1781 in which manor of Tildesley was omitted which made the agreement unworkable

[no title]  E(B) 843  23/24 June 1789

Contents:
Indentures Lease and Release
(1) Francis Duke of Bridgewater
(2) Samuel Clowes the elder of Broughton esqre
(3) Samuel Clowes the younger of Broughton, esqre
Refers to indres. of 31/10 & 1/11/1781 from (2) and (3) to (1) of mine or bed of coal called the Four Foot Coal and all minerals on or under all their lands in Booths and Tildesley with Shackerley in parishes of Eccles and Leigh
Paying to (2) and (3) £140 per acre and various other payments
Refers to conveyance of 25 March 1788 from (2) to (3) of manor of Booths within manor of Worsley and all lands in Booths Town and Worsley
Now disputes having arisen over terms of deeds of 1 November 1781, (1) reconveys to (3) the coal beds and mines and (2) and (3) release their claims to rents &c.

[no title]  E(B) 844  26 June 1789

Contents:
Counterpart of Articles
(1) Samuel Clowes the younger
(2) Francis Duke of Bridgewater
(1) To convey to (2) mine or bed of coal under (1)'s lands in Tildasley with Shackerley for payments specified

[no title]  E(B) 845  undated

Contents:
Copies of E(B) 844

[no title]  E(B) 846  undated

Contents:
Abstract of reconveyance of 24 June 1789 Duke of Bridgewater to Samuel Clowes

[no title]  E(B) 847  undated

Contents:
'Particulars of estates in Tildesley and valuation referred to in instructions 1790"
Includes Chadwick

[no title]  E(B) 848  28 October 1795

Contents:
Valuation of Tildesley estate by John Saxon
Chadwick Hall 41a £160
Marsh tenement 12a £42
Cowp farm 10a £31½
Winkley farm 3a £31½
Total 65½a £265

[no title]  E(B) 849  c.1809

Contents:
1 & 2 December 1795
Copy of Indres of Mortgage
(1) Sam Clowes the younger of Broughton esqre
Lt/Col in Royal Lancs Fencibles to
(2) Nethan Hyde of Ardwick esqre
Refers to (1)'s Estate Act of 31 G. III and to settlement of 8/9 February 1774, death of Martha in January 1790 leaving 6 infant children and to The Act vesting manor of Tildesley in Sl. Clowes the father in exchange for the manor of Booths &c.
Now for £4000
(1) to (2)
Of manor of Tildesley
Chaddock Hall
And other messuages and lands (described)
And assignment of lease of 25 December 1782 from (a) Revd. Edw. Owen, clerk, MA, Master of Botelers Free Grammar School of Warrington, J. Blackburne of Arford in Warrington, esqre The Hon. Ri. Barry or Marbury, Cheshire, esqre, Peter Legh of Lyme in Hanley, Cheshire, esqre, Legh Master of Newhall Lancs esqre and T. Patten of Bank in Warrington esqre, trustees of the school to (b) Sl. Clows
Of messuage and tenement in Tildesley with Shackerly called Robert Grundy's closes called One School Lane, The Open Trench, The Brawley's The Barn Field, The Old Meadow, The Broad Meadow divided into two, The Griddle Field, The nearer meadow and the further meadow (15a 11p 59yds) formerly occupied by Mary Grundy widow, then Hy. Cooke as tenant to Sl. Clowes
And other messuage and tenement called Urmiston's and the Barn Meadow, the Barn Field, the half acre, The croft, The Bridge field, the long field, the common field, and the Brook field (8a 31p 141yds) formerly occ. J. Urmiston and then of David Grundy tenant to Sl. Clowes for 3 lives
Attested 26 September 1809

[no title]  E(B) 849b  undated

Contents:
1/2 December 1795
Another copy of indres. of mortgage

[no title]  E(B) 850  undated

pp 5-6, 19-26; renumbered pp 1-10

Contents:
Abstract of settlements of 2 February 1774
Of M of Tildsley
And of 9 February 1774
Of Estate Act of 1791
Of lease of Warrington School lands of 1782
Of deed of 1786
And of mortgage of 1795

[no title]  E(B) 851  c.1796

watermark 1796

Contents:
Particulars of Coal under Mr. Clowes' estate in Tildesley
Note as to amount below canal (7a 3r 13p) and compensation paid by Duke of Bridgewater at £140 per acre &c.
And as to payment in full for all the coal under Mr. Clowes' land in Booths estate

[no title]  E(B) 852  undated

Contents:
Survey and valuation of Booths, Chadwick and Tildesley
(Includes coal)
Detailed

[no title]  E(B) 853  undated

Contents:
List of 15 rents or chief rents
Marked BT or C in margin (Booths Town and ? Chaddock)
Rt. Smith pays a rent 'for factory &c.'

[no title]  E(B) 854  c.1809

watermark 1809

Contents:
Rough particulars of
132 fields &c. in Booths Town Estate with both Cheshire measure and Statute sizes
And of 9 chief rents (personal names and amounts)

[no title]  E(B) 855  undated

Contents:
Rough particulars of
77 fields &c. leasehold and freehold
And of chief rents in Tildsley

[no title]  E(B) 856  8 June 1809?

unfinished and used as a label!; watermark 1809

Contents:
Bill for surveying Booths Town Estate and The Moss adjoining
Also Chaddock Estate

[no title]  E(B) 857  undated

pp 1-17

Contents:
Draft abstract of deeds relating to Sl. Clowes' title to manor of Tildesley
1705 9.5
1710 8.10
1711 24/25.7
'1721' 1/2.2
1722 2.4

Note: see also E(B) 788 and 792


[no title]  E(B) 858  undated

Contents:
Copy of Abstract of deeds relating to title of Sam. Clowes jun. to manors of Booth and Tildesley
Begins with will of Peter Parr of 9 May 1705
8.10.1710 Will of J. Parr
25.7.1711 Ratcliffe and Parr's trustees partition deed
2.2'1721' Helena Ratcliffe to Sl. Clowes
2.4.1722 Deed declare uses of a fine
30.3.1732 Ellen Higson to S. Clowes of houses &c. in Tildesley
2.2.1774 A. Clowes settlement of manor of Tildesley and Chaddock Hall
2.11.1739 Mortgage by Edw. and Peter Green of 1/8 manor of Booths
29.4.1752 P. Green to Sl. Clowes of same
25.8.1752 P. Green and others to Sl. Clowes of parts of Booth Hall and 1/8 manor of Booths
7.1773 Will of Sl. Clowes
9.2.1774 Marriage Settlement
1791 Estate Act
25.12.1782 Lease of Warrington School Lands
25.3.1786 Sale by Clowes to T. Smith of a messuage in Tildesley
2.12.1795 Mortgage to Nathan Hyde
7.10.1809 Mortgage to W. Fox

[no title]  E(B) 859  undated

pp 1-5, 8-18

Contents:
Abstract of deeds
(6) of 30.3.1732 Higson to Clowes
(7) of 2.11.1739 Green to trustees of mortgagee and self
28.4.1752
25.8.1762
July 1773

[no title]  E(B) 860  undated

pp 1-284

Contents:
Abstract of Title of Samuel Clowes to manors of Booths and Tildesley (draft)
Page number: 1- 9.5.1705
4 8.10.1710
9 25.7.1711
After 18 (unnumbered) 24.10.1711
After 18 30.11.1711
After 18 16.11.1714
19 2.2.1721
22 2.2.1722
After 22 (unnumbered) 19.1.1722
32 6.8.1723
37 18.12.1725
39 15.8.1727 Will of Sl. Clowes
41 29.11.1726
43 27.9.1727
48 16.3.1724 Chaddock Hall
52 1.9.1727
56.(..)11.1727
58 9.1728
61 1.10.1728
64 19.2.1729
68 8.8.1729
77 31.8.1731
80 28.9.1731 To Clowes
87 3.3.1732
After page 90 (unnumbered) [ ].1.1729 Higson to Fletcher
91 1.3.1728
93 29.3.1728
94 3.2.1729
96 3.2.1730
-- 3.2.1731
99 11.8.1732
103 2.9.1732
106 19.5.1733
107 4.8.1733 Baxter to Clowes
After 110 30.1.1732
111 12.10.1724 Marsh
113 20.5.1735
--- 2.6.1738
115 7.9.1745
118 3.9.1747
122 5.9.1747 Marsh to Clowes
125 2.11.1739 Green
132 25.8.1752 Green to S. Clows
139 July 1773 Will of S. Clowes
185 26.5.1730 Re. T. Clowes' estate
16.4.1761 Will of T. Clowes
283 31.8.1810 W. Fox to S. Clowes reconveyance

[no title]  E(B) 861  2 April 1806

Contents:
Draft Abstract of a demise
(1) Samuel Clowes to
(2) Geo. Lea of L. Hulton in parish of Dean tailor
Of plot of ground in Booths Town upon which (2) had built a house

[no title]  E(B) 862  29 September 1806

Contents:
Draft abstract of indenture of demise
(1) Samuel Clowes esqre. to
(2) George Lea of L. Halton, Lancs, tailor of plot of land in Booths Town in Worsley in parish of Eccles being part of a close called The Croft and dwelling house built by (2) thereon for 1000 years at £1.6.8 p.a.
(Minerals excepted)

[no title]  E(B) 863  '1807'

Contents:
Abstract of demise
(1) Sl. Clowes to
(2) Wm. Helton of Leigh shopkeeper
Of a plot in Booths Town (part of The Croft) of 876 sq. yards. (coal mines excepted) for 1000 years at £3.13.0 p.a.
With covenant to build house thereon

[no title]  E(B) 864  2 & 3 June 1809

(Plan on back)

Contents:
Indentures Lease and Release
(1) Samuel Clowes of Broughton esqre to
(2) Ralph Bate of Tyldesly carpenter
For 10/-
Of a plot of land in Tyldesley on Sale Lane between Manchester and Chowbent and newly erected house thereon
For 2/6d rent a year

[no title]  E(B) 865  28 August 1810

Contents:
Draft abstract of demise
(1) Sl. Clowes
(2) J. Smith of Manchester, fustian manufacturer and Rt. Smith of Chadwick fustian manufacturer administration of their father Tho. Smith to
(3) Tho. Smith of Tyldesley fustian manufacturer Ri. Smith of Manchester fustian manufacturer
Of plot in Booths Town called The Great or Farther Nathole Croft (2r 31p)

[no title]  E(B) 866  9 March 1810

Fragment of Duchy Seal

Contents:
Grant
George III
To Samuel Clowes esqre
Of 2/- p.a. out of Booths' Hall to Duchy of Lancaster for £2

[no title]  E(B) 867  undated

50 ff

Contents:
Abstract of title (draft) to parcels of lands parts of closes in Worsley called The Great Meadow, The Little Meadow, The Long Field, The large Meadow and The Small Meadow, containing 1a 2r 17p of land Cheshire Measure conveyed by late T. Smith of Chaddock to Sam. Clowes esqre 24/25 March 1801 in exchange for The Old House meadow in Worsley
1. 12/13 October 1677 T. Worsley to Alice Arrowsmith
2. 22 September 1685 Fra. Sherington to same of tithes
3. 28 November 1689 Al. Arrowsmith to John Arrowsmith
4. 23 February '1714' Will of J. Arrowsmith
5. 28 March 1715 Exors of J. Arrowsmith to Thos. Arrowsmith
6. May 1715 Exors of T. Arrowsmith to T. Fyldes
7. 27/28 May 1715 T. Fyldes to T. Arrowsmith
8. 15 November 1722 Will of Ann Arrowsmith
9. 26 November 1745 Will of Tho. Arrowsmith
10. 25/26 February 1757 to T. Arrowsmith
11. 4/5 March 1765 T. Arrowsmith to T. Birch
12. 7/8 July 1768 T. Birch to J. Lees asst. of Mortgage
13. 1/2 May 1775 T. Arrowsmith to J. Lees
14. 18 May 1785 J. Lees to Geo. Cooke (messuage & 11 acres in Worsley)
15. 26/27 October 1786 Exors of Lees to J. Greaves
16. 28/29 September 1789 J. Greaves to Rt. Bowker
17. 30/6 & 1/7 1796 Rt. Bowker to T. Smith
In 1677 a messuage and tenement of 10½ a in Booths and cottage and close (Bradborne Laine) in Booths

[no title]  E(B) 868  14 July 1810

Contents:
Contract to sell manors or lordships of Booths and Tyldesley
Signed by Wm Eccles for Sl. Clowes and by R.H. Bradshaw

[no title]  E(B) 869  1810

Contents:
Draft Articles of Agreement being a contract for sale
Samuel Clowes to
R.H. Bradshaw
Of manors of Booths and Tildesley for £47,000 (about 396 acres)

[no title]  E(B) 870  10 October 1810

Contents:
Letter J. Fitchett, Warrington
To Messrs. Sharpe, Eccles and Cririe, Manchester
About title of Trustees of Warrington School to grant leases for lives of school estates in Tyldesley with abstract of clauses in the foundation deed of 16 April 1526 and of decrees re same in 1607-10.
Endorsed with a note by the firm as to the Clowes being possessed of the lease since 1773 and as to trustees of school having sold the coal under the land to the Duke of Bridgewater

[no title]  E(B) 871  20 October 1810

Contents:
'Minutes for the completion of Mr. Clowes' title to Booths and Tildesley'

[no title]  E(B) 872  11 October 1810

Contents:
Draft abstract of Limited administration of Tho. Stanley trustee of a term of years under indres. of 1/2 November 1739
To Wm. Eccles of Manchester gent
[Concerns title of Samuel Clowes]

[no title]  E(B) 873  1 October 1810

Contents:
'Memoranda respecting wills affecting the Booths and Chaddock estates sold to Mr. Bradshaw.'
Rt. Wilson 10 October 1744
Rt? Smith 14 May 1797
J. Lees 15 November 1785

[no title]  E(B) 874  1810

Contents:
Rough sketch of Particulars for Sale of manors or lordships of Booths and Tyldesley with Shackerley
And of an estate in Tyldesley held by lease under the trustees of Warrington School for 3 lives
In 16 lots (details) (includes Chaddock Hall)

[no title]  E(B) 875  1810

Contents:
Rental of Booths and Tyldesley
(£591 + £397)

[no title]  E(B) 876  1810

Contents:
Draft indenture of assignment of term of 500 years
(1) Robert Markland of Ardwick in parish of Manchester, merchant and Bertie Markland of Cuerdon House esqre
Exors of John Markland late of Manch, merchant
(2) Samuel Clowes late of Broughton in parish of Manchester but now of Sprotboro' Hall, Yks, esqre
(3) Robert Haldane Bradshaw of Worsley Hall esqre
(4) Wm. Sergeant of Manchester, gent, trustee for (3)
Refers to settlement of 1 September 1727 by
(a) Miles Barret and Grace his wife and
(b) Edwd. Barrett and T. Bradshaw
Of Chaddock Hall and demesnes in Tildesley and all other their lands there. (to sell on mortgage to pay debts of T. Chaddock, decd.)
And to indenture of mortgage dated 1 October 1728 to Joseph Byrom
And to Sl. Clowes purchasing the fee simple and paying off mortgage to Joseph Byrom
And to indres of 19 February '1729' of assignment by Jacob Marland and Grace his wife to Tho. Brearcliffe and Rt. Wilson of Manchester of said term in trust for Samuel Clowes of whom (1) are now representatives
Now (1) and (2) by appointment of (3) to (4) of same (Chaddock Hall and demesnes)

[no title]  E(B) 877  1810

Contents:
Copy of indenture of assignment
(1) Rt. Markland of Ardwick, merchant
Bertie Markland of Cuerdon House, esqre
Exors of J. Markland
(2) Samuel Clowes
(3) R.H. Bradshaw
(4) W. Sergeant

[no title]  E(B) 878  2 September 1810

Contents:
Copy of indenture of assignment
(1) Wm. Eccles of Manchester gent
(2) Sl. Clowes late of Broughton Hall esqre
(3) Rt. H. Bradshaw of Worsley Hall
(4) Wm. Sergeant of Manchester, gent trustee for (3)
Refers to indentures of 2 November 1739 by
(a) Edward Green of Westleigh gent and
(b) Peter Green of Westleigh his son and heir apparent to (d) J. Ramicars of Atherton, chapman, Hugh Stirrup of Lowton, gent and Edward Green of Liverpool, tallow chandler in trust for (c) Thomas Stanley of Trinity Hall, Cambs, gent
Of mortgage to T. Stanley of part of capital messuage of Booths within Worsley and one eighth of the manor and various lands
Refers to purchase of property by (3) from (2) and to a limited grant of admon. of T. Stanley having been made to (1)
Now (1) assigns to (4) in trust for (3) the said eighth part of manor &c. of Booths

[no title]  E(B) 879  2 September 1810

Contents:
Copy of indenture of assignment
(1) Dorothy Clowes of Manchester widow and exix of Richard Clowes of Manchester esqre
(2) Samuel Clowes late of Broughton Hall esqre
(3) Robert Haldane Bradshaw of Worsley Hall esqre
(4) Wm. Sergeant of Manchester esqre trustee for (3)
Refers to mortgage of 1 January '1729' by Geo. Higson to Elizabeth Fletcher of messuages in Tildesley called Stirrup Brook
Refers to assignment of 9 August 1737 from (a) Elizabeth Fletcher (b) Ellen, only daughter and heir of George Higson and (c) Samuel Clowes great grandfather of (2) and T. Clowes of Manchester gent of said premises to T. Clowes
Refers to another mortgage of 2 June 1738 from T. Marsh to Elizabeth Shelmerdine of messuage in Tildesley late occupied by Isaac Marsh &c., 6 acres and 6 more acres in Tildesley
Refers to assignment of 1 September 1747 from (a) Jas. Strettell and William Strettell assignees of mortgage from E. Shelmerdine (b) T. Marsh (c) Samuel Clowes and T Clowes of said premises to T. Clowes
Refers to T. Clowes' will of 1761
And his son Ri. Clowes' will of 28 July 1802 of which Dorothy is sole exix
Now (1) assigns to (4) the two mortgage terms

[no title]  E(B) 880  2 September 1810

Contents:
Draft assignment of terms
Dorothy Clowes to
Wm. Sergeant in trust for R.H. Bradshaw
In lands in Tyldsley

[no title]  E(B) 881  2 September 1810

Contents:
Draft assignment of terms
William Eccles by direction of Samuel Clowes
To
William Sergeant in trust for R.H. Bradshaw
In lands in Booths

[no title]  E(B) 882  2 September 1810

Contents:
Draft conveyance
Samuel Clowes to
R.H. Bradshaw
Of manor of Booths

[no title]  E(B) 883  2 September 1810

Contents:
Draft conveyance (approved by attorneys for each party)
Samuel Clowes to
R.H. Bradshaw
Of manor of Tildesley

[no title]  E(B) 884  1810?

Contents:
Clause out of 882

[no title]  E(B) 885  c.1810

Contents:
Rough particulars of tenancies of farms &c. in Booths and Tyldesley

[no title]  E(B) 886  30 November 1810

Contents:
Undertaking
By Messrs. Milne, Sergeant and Milne
As to retaining deeds until balance of purchase price is paid by Bradshaw

[no title]  E(B) 887  24 October 1810

Contents:
Minutes of matters to be attended to in connection with the conveyances
Re Clearing up title and giving undertakings about title being free from incumbrances &c.

[no title]  E(B) 888  30 November 1810

Contents:
Draft of mutual undertaking between Clowes and Bradshaw
As to clearing up certain points in connection with the sale ----

Miscellaneous Lancashire Documents 1799-1828  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 889  16 October 1818

Contents:
Bond in £10,000
Revd. J. Clowes of Broughton Hall, clerk to
William Legh Clowes of Sutton on the Hill, Derby esqre, his younger brother
For marriage of William Legh Clowes and Antonia Henrietta, a daughter of Revd. Charles Shuttleworth Holden of Aston upon Trent, Derby, clk
To pay annuity of £500 p.a. to William Legh Clowes for life

[no title]  E(B) 890  21 October 1828

Contents:
Bond in £14,000
Revd. J. Clowes of Broughton Hall to
Humphrey Nicholls of Manchester, gent
To pay £7,000
Endorsed with receipts, last dated 26 December 1837 for balance

[no title]  E(B) 891  3 April 1799

Contents:
Abstract of an indenture
(1) Richard Phipp of Warrington, gent executor of Margaret Maulson decd.
(2) H. Hesford
(3) Titus Barlow of Partington yeoman
Refers to indentures of 24 December 1796 of mortgage [no details of lands]
With note of will of (3) dated 28 November 1811 &c.

Other Miscellaneous Documents 1585-1719  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 892  12 July 1585

Contents:
Cancelled Grant
Charles Lord Howard Baron of Effingham KG, Great Admiral of England &c. to
Walter Raleigh, knight
Of power of authority in the County of Cornwall and maritime parts thereof to act as vice-admiral

[no title]  E(B) 893  28 September 1598

Contents:
Exemplification
Of petition to Sir. Thomas Egerton Keeper of the Great Seal and Chamberlain of County Palatine of Chester by
Richard Cartwright of London, gent and Robert Davyes of Gwysanney, Flint, esqre
Refers to plaintiffs purchasing in July last from George Bostocke of The holt, Denbigh, gent and Raphe Calveley of Saughton upon the Hill, Cheshire, gent and J. Calveley gent, his son
A 50 year term (beginning in about 4 years) in the parish church and parsonage of Grefford, Denbigh and mansion place of parsonage. But plaintiffs have been defrauded thereof by reason of former incumbrances having been concealed from them and seek subpoenas to be served on George Bostocke, Raphe Calveley and J. Calveley to discover same
Also of Interrogations as to same
Also of Examinations taken at Chester Castle on 25 September 40 E1. [ ]
Of George Bostocke aged 23 who says that being under age he granted all his goods and lands to Gilbert Gerrarde esqre (decd) and Robert Moore of Lyverpoole but he obtained a release from Rt. Moore and a year since on going to sea he released all his rights to Raffe Calveley subject to a composition to be made with Edwarde Broughton (George Bostocke's agent) but on returning and finding no composition made, George Bostocke cancelled the release
Also of Raffe Calveley aged 50 years who says he has made no grants thereof save a lease to his son of the whole for 40 years to begin from the end of Ellice Wynne's lease
2/3 of seal of (? Court of Exchequer at Chester).

[no title]  E(B) 894  7. 2. 1620

Contents:
Plea in the court of Portmoor of City of Chester hald there before Hugh Williamson, Mayor, on Monday 7 February 17 James I.
Thomas Chave and Edward Martyn
-v- John, Earl of Bridgwater
Of manor of Brewers haughe alias hall, 4 messuages 4 tofts, 2 dovecotes, 10 gardens, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood, 100 acres of heath and furze and 100 acres of moor in Chester and free fishery in the water of Dea in Chester and within the jurisdiction of this court
At the next court on 21st February came Robert Grice and Edward Lewis attorneys of the Earl and vouched Thomas Knowsley
And as he failed to answer, Thomas Chave and Edward Martyn recovered premises

[no title]  E(B) 895  c.1657

Contents:
Account of fines paid for leases from John, Earl of Bridgewater from 4 December 1649
Ellesmere Ridge
Welsh Hampton Kenwicke Parke
Culmere Whichurch
St. Johns Lands Middle
Northwood & French Knockin Hesse
Newnes Stepleton
Cockshutt & Crolsare Knutesford
Tetchill Worsley
Hulton
Total £12,052

[no title]  E(B) 896  proved 9 May 1719

Contents:
Copy of Will
Of Elizabeth Howland of Streatham Surrey, widow
Of John Howland of Streatham, esqre dated 12 October 1717
Appointing her daughter Duchess of Bedford sole executrix
To be buried in chancel of Streatham church with a monument
Bequests to poor and to poor widows of dissenting ministers
Bequests to various charities, hospitals &c.
Bequests of mourning and money to mother, Lady Child, brother Sir Richard Child, neice, The Duchess of Grafton, sister Mary Bullock and her son Josiah Bullock, sister in law Mrs. Susannah Letten and her daughter Martha, annuities to cousins Dorothy and Edward Rose out of her lands in Wandsworth, Surrey numerous other annuities &c.
All her docks in Redriffe, Surrey and lands in Wandsworth and Wimbleton in Surrey to the Duchess of Bedford and Thomas Holt on various trusts and there after to her grandson John Russell with remainder to Wrothesley, Duke of Bedford &c.

Stamp, Salt and Wine Commissions 1742-92  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 897  23 August 1742

Contents:
Order to John, Lord Gower, Keeper of the Privy Seal to order the Chancellor to issue Letters Patent to Richard Shelley, William Blair, Mathew Kenrick, John Plumptre the younger and J. Barnard esquires appointing them Commissioners for duties on stampt vellum &c.
(Revoking patent of 7 February 1740)

[no title]  E(B) 897b  August 1742

Contents:
Doquet for The Lord Privy Seal
As to appointment and salaries of new Commissioners for duties on stampt vellum &c.

[no title]  E(B) 898  12 April 1754

Contents:
Order to Keeper of the Privy Seal to order the Chancellor to issue Letters Patent to Richard Shelley, William Blair, Mathew Kenrick, J. Barnard and Robert Thompson, esquires, appointing them Commissioners for duties upon stampt vellum parchment and paper (under various Acts of Parliament which are referred to) (revoking Patent of 30 August 1742)
Signet has become detached
Addressed outside to John, Earl Gower, Keeper of Privy Seal

[no title]  E(B) 898b  10 April 1754

Contents:
Doquet for The Keeper of the Privy Seal
Conveying information of the appointment of new Commissioners for managing the duties on stampt vellum &c and of Wadham Wyndham esqre as secretary and of their salaries

[no title]  E(B) 899  6 September 1742

Contents:
Order to John, Lord Gower, Keeper of the Privy Seal
To order The Chancellor to issue a Patent to Edw. Astley, H. Talbot, T. Sutton, J. Vere and Joshua Churchill appointing them Commissioners for duties on
Salt. (revoking a patent of 2 April 1742)
Doquet for same

[no title]  E(B) 900  23 April 1753

Contents:
Order to John, Earl Gower, Keeper of Privy Seal
To order The Chancellor to issue a Patent to Edward Astley, Henry Talbot, T. Sutton, Joshua Churchill and J. Milbanke esquires appointing them Commissioners for duties on Salt
(Revoking a patent of 9 September 1742)
Doquet for same

[no title]  E(B) 901  9 January 1756

Contents:
Order to Granville Leveson, Earl Gower, Keeper of Privy Seal
For order The Chancellor to issue a Patent to Edward Astley, Henry Talbot, Joshua Churchill, J. Milbanke and Denzil Onslow esquires appointing them Commissioners for duties on Salt
(Revoking a patent of 5 May 1753)
Doquet for same

[no title]  E(B) 902  30 June 1785

Contents:
Order to Granville Leveson, Earl Gower, Keeper of Privy Seal
To order the Chancellor to issue a Patent to Oliver Tilson, J. Hillersdon, Edw. Bisshopp, esqq Sir Richard Reynell Br and Edwin Francis Stanhope esqre appointing them Commissioners for duties on Salt
(Revoking a patent of 28 April 1784)
Doquet for same

[no title]  E(B) 903  9 February 1792

Contents:
Order to Granville Leveson, Marquess of Stafford, Keeper of the Privy Seal
To order The Chancellor to issue a Patent to J. Hillersdon, Sir Richard Reynell Bt., Edwin Francis Stanhope, J. Mortlock and Wm. Augustus Boscawen esqq. appointing them Commissioners for duties on Salt
(Revoking a patent of 2 December 1789
Doquet of same

[no title]  E(B) 904  15 June 1743

Contents:
Order to John Lord Gower, Keeper of Privy Seal to order The Chancellor to issue a Patent to Ri. Plumpton, T. Gordon, H. Harris, W. Adams and James Ramsden appointing them Commissioners for granting licences for selling wine
(Revoking a patent of 16 June 1741)
Doquet for same

[no title]  E(B) 905  19 February 1746

Contents:
Order to John, Lord Gower, Lord Privy Seal
To order The Chancellor to issue Letters Patent to Thomas Gordon, Henry Harris, Wm. Adams, James Ramsden and Henry Yelverton the elder esquires, appointing them Commissioners for granting licences for selling wine
(Revoking a patent of 17 June 1743)
Doquet for same

Copy of Salford Borough Charter and Several Brereton family documents c.1577-85  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 906  20 September 1488

Contents:
Copy of Charter of Ranulph, Earl of Chester and Lincoln (c.1230)
To Town of Salford and free burgesses thereof of various liberties
Recognized at instance of Ralph Birom of Salford a burgess with the seal of the bailiff of Salford and seals of Ri. Pilkyngton, Tho. Bolton, Wm. Radcliff, Wm. Masty and Roger Bridde, burgesses thereof

[no title]  E(B) 907  undated

Contents:
Answer
Of John Heyton to
Bill of Complaint of Dame Jane Brewerton
Alleges malice: agrees plaintiff was seised of manor of Myddlehilton and on 15 August 1553 demised the mese and lands to the defendant for 21 years at 22/- p.a. and there was a bond of £60 to secure performance of same by Jane Brewerton to John Heyton which she has obtained by craft from John Heyton

[no title]  E(B) 908  undated

Contents:
Answers of Roger Edge, Symon Spakeman and J. Halywall three of defendants to bill of complaint of J. Heyton, gent
Not guilty of any riot
J. Halywell says Sir Richard Brereton and Dame Jane Brereton were seised of manor or lordship of Myddle Hulton, Lancs, (in the right of Dame Jane) and 30 years since demised to Gyles Halywell his father a mease and 5 acres in Mydleton aforesaid and also 2½ acres of The Old Close parcel of the demesnes of the manor for their lives for 20/- p.a.
And after deaths of Sir Richard Brereton and Gyles Halywell, Dame Jane for £6.13.4 demised the lands late in his father's occupation to John H for his life and J. Halywell received the issues
'Without that that Dame Jane or Geffrey Brereton her son did or might lett to the plaintiff the said premises'

[no title]  E(B) 909  undated

Contents:
1. Copy of record of case
The. Brereton late of Hulton, gent attached to answer
Richard Brereton esquire
In plea of forcible entry at Hulton on 1 May 1576 by T. Brereton's cattle who ate herbage worth £40 on 30 acres
2. Writ to Sheriff of Lancs. 17 July 1577
If Richard Brereton esquire give security to prosecute, you are to take security from T. Brereton late of Hilton, gent, to appear at Lancaster on 5 August to show cause why he broke into land at Hulton &c
21 August 1577
3. Writ to Sheriff of Lancs
To arrest Tho. Brereton and produce him before justices at Lancaster on Monday in the 3rd week of Lent to answer Richard Brereton

[no title]  E(B) 910  1902

Contents:
Facsimile of plan
Of land in Worsley and Wordley
Marking both Halls and between them Kempnaugh Hall
The edge of Walkedon More
A number of brooks and roads and houses marked
Also Meanelie Yeate [gate] alias Peversley yeat, 'The Roogrue The land in variance', Hurtley forthe, Holdenhey 'Lynyshawe The land in variance'
Taken from
Duchy of Lancaster Maps and Plans no. 78
Facsimile by E. Salisbury, 12 February 1902
Also a list of tenants of Richard Brereton plaintiff

[no title]  E(B) 911  17 April 1585

Contents:
Manchester
Certificate
Wylliam Massy and Jhon Vandraye to
Sir T. Bromley, Lord Chancellor
In case Brereton -v- Chaydock
That together with James Worsley and Edward Bolton gents, appointed to take the answers of Thomas Chaydocke, John Gawen, John Battersbye, John Darbishire and Wm. Howghton the elder to the bill of complaint of Richard Brereton esqre
On 6 April they took those of first four defendants
On 17 April they met again but Worsley and Bolton would not sign the engrossed copy of the depositions without alterations and this T. Chaydock did not wish and J. Darbishire had already agreed to that made by him, so they have sent up the paper copies subscribed by all commissioners &c.
W. Howghton refuses to answer the interrogations
Signed by Massy and Vandraye

[no title]  E(B) 912  25 May 1585

Contents:
Order of Court of Star Chamber
The plaintiff (Richarde Brereton esqre) to sue forth process against the defendants' commissioners and vice versa and clerk who wrote the depositions to attend to answer alledged misdemeanors. Referred to Mr. Justice Wyndam whether Wm. Howghton and J. Battersbie have answered the interrogations sufficiently
Also note of Francis Wyndam's decision that Wm. Howghton answer certain interrogations more fully

[no title]  E(B) 913  16th Century

Contents:
Letter George Traysort (fort?) to
Master Thomas Cthetam
Requesting him to allow his tenants of Wytseley to go the usual way to church until Master Ascheton and Master Hollonde have settled the matter

List of Worsley title deeds with abstracts of those of 1457 - 1655  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 914  undated

Contents:
Five lists of documents relating to the Worsley estate (originally in Box II) c.1200-1823
(Originals may be in Henry Huntington Library or at Walkden Estate office)
Typed abstracts of deeds of
24. 5. 1457 ------
24.11. 1549 ------
25. 6. 1561 Worsley Manor
12. 1. 1572 Worsley & Hulton
12. 6. 1577 Worsley & Hulton
13. 6. 1577 Worsley & Hulton
13. 2. 1581 Walkden Moor &c.
13. 2. 1587 ------
27. 8. 1593 Worsley & Hulton
9.11. 1593 Worsley & Hulton
29.11. 1595 ------
17. 3. 1600 Bedford Manor
27. 8. 1600 Worsley & Hulton
15. 9. 1602 ------
15. 2. 1630 Worsley, Hulton & Bedford
18. 9. 1655 Worsley, Hulton & Bedford

Counsel's opinion of Sir William Egerton's marriage settlement and surveys of the Worsley estate so settled  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 915  undated

Contents:
Copy of Case with opinion of counsel Edward Northey, 1700
Between John, Earl of Bridgewater and Hugh, Lord Willoughbie, Honora his wife, Honora Egerton and others
Refers to a marriage settlement prior to marriage of William Egerton and Honora Leigh on 23 December 1674
Refers to present John, Earl of Bridgewater being son and heir of John, Earl of Bridgewater, party to the settlement
Watermark 1818
Refers to death of Sir. Wm. Egerton in 1691 leaving John Egerton his son and heir and a daughter Honora
Refers to marriage of Honora Egerton, widow of Sir William in 1692 with Hugh, Lord Willoughbie
Refers to death of said John Egerton on 14 July 1700
Refers to agreement to inclose Swinton Moor in Worsley and allotment to Sir W. Egerton, 1684
Refers to leases by Sir. W. Egerton made in 1686 of parcels of his allotments
Refers to agreement between Sir Wm. Egerton and Wm. Hilton esqre to inclose Dean Moor in Hilton in 1683 and to leases by Sir W. Egerton of his part thereof
Refers to an alledged release by John, Earl of Bridgewater of his rights in manors of Worsley, Hilton and Bedford in 1685
Refers to leases made by Sir W. Egerton of lands therein, on which he did not reserve 4 fifths of the value as provided in the settlement
Refers to Lord Willoughbie and his wife, deeming Sir W. Egerton's leases to be void, issuing new leases
But certain tenants gave up old leases made before the settlement for new leases from Sir. W. Egerton and so the question remains as to whether such old leases are still valid
Counsel gives opinions on various questions including whether Lady Willoughbie as tenant for life under the settlement may sink new coal pits (no) or work old ones dug before the settlement (yes)
Other questions concern the rights of the daughter Honora
Also questions as to right to lands inclosed which counsel deems parcel of the waste of demesnes of said manors
Questions as to the nomination of a minister and as to repair of Ellenbroke Chapel in Worsley
As to who is responsible for providing a light horse or trooper to the Milition formerly provided by the Lord of Worsley
In whose name shall the manor courts of Worsley and Hilton be kept
Also a question arising out of the Earl of Bridgewater's lordship of the Soake of Skirbeck cum membris (Leak, Leverton and Bennington) in Lincolnshire
The jury for Skirbeck having refused to choose a cullier (collector of rents) for want of a rental or survey book

[no title]  E(B) 916  c.1722 (continued to 1742)

Contents:
Book Containing
(a) List of lands in the first schedule to Sir W. Egerton's marriage settlement, 22 December 1674 being demesne lands in jointure and other lands in possession of Mr. Baggot (Worsley and Middle Hulton)
(b) List of lands in the second schedule charged with part of jointure to Lady Willoughby (same places)
These lists contain names and rents
(c) Detailed survey of every tenants holding (perhaps as in 1722); field names, area and value
(d) Extract of leases (date, lessee, fine paid, yearly rent, lives or terms, yearly value, acreage, bays of building, and date of renewal, 1722-42
Worsley, Hulton, Little Hulton, Bedford, Middle Hulton
(e) Survey of the estate arranged under places (including all cottages) - (number, name, place, tenure, rent, lives fallen, new rent, fine paid, rack rent, acreage)

Worsley and Pemberton Estate Leases and Assignments 1653-1795  [no ref. or date]

Leases (Counterparts) by John, Earl of Bridgewater  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 917  19 May 1653

Contents:
Geo. Walworke Cottage, Smith's forge Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 918  1 August 1653

Contents:
W. Grundy messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 919  1 August 1653

Contents:
Margery Tyldesley Cottage, Smith's forge Worsley messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 920  1 August 1653

Contents:
W. Boardman part of messuage in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 921  10 October 1653

Contents:
T. Roscow messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 922  20 October 1653

Contents:
Andrew Williamson cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 923  20 October 1653

Contents:
Ri. Smyth messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 924  20 October 1653

Contents:
J.Collier Cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 925  20 December 1653

Contents:
Jas. Marcraft cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 926  20 December 1653

Contents:
Olivier Taylor messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 927  10 March 1653/4

Contents:
Ri. Edge messuage in Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 928  10 March 1653/4

Contents:
Ri. Edge messuage in Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 929  1 April 1654

Contents:
J. Battersby messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 930  10 April 1655

Contents:
Giles Lomax barn in Worsley (Swinton More)

[no title]  E(B) 931  10 April 1655

Contents:
Ri. Williamson messuage in Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 932  10 April 1655

Contents:
Giles Edge messuage in Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 933  11 December 1655

Contents:
J. Peake messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 934  9 January 1655/6

Contents:
J. Peake messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 935  30 October 1656

Contents:
Ri. Crompton messuage in Kersley

[no title]  E(B) 936  10 April 1660

Contents:
J. Barlow messuage in Stani Streete in lordship of Worsley

Leases (counterparts) by Sir W. Egerton KB  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 937  10 March 1684/5

Contents:
T. Edge messuage in Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 938  1 May 1686

Contents:
Edw. Horridg messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 939  1 May 1686

Contents:
Rt. Greene 2 parcels in Swinton Moore in manor of Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 940  1 May 1686

Contents:
J. Tildesley parcel of land in Swinton Moore in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 941  1 May 1686

Contents:
J. Lomas parcel of land in Swinton Moore in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 942  25 March 1687

Contents:
Rt. Hide messuage & cottage & 'one out ile' in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 943  25 March 1687

Contents:
J. Mather messuage in M. Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 944  25 March 1687

Contents:
W. Crompton messuage called Humbletons tenement in M. Hilton

Leases (counterparts) by Scroop Earl of Bridgewater  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 945  1 December 1704

Contents:
Sarah Eddows messuage in M. Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 946  1 December 1704

Contents:
Tho. Collier messuage called The Parfold tenement in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 947  10 November 1705

Contents:
Peter Valentine messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 948  15 August 1707

Contents:
T. Charlton parcel on Rutter Common alias Chapel Green in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 949  2 August 1710

Contents:
Ri. Edge messuage in Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 950  2 August 1710

Contents:
W. Chetham messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 951  2 August 1710

Contents:
T. Worsley messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 952  8 August 1711

Contents:
Ellen Cooke messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 953  1 August 1712

Contents:
Joseph Durning messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 954  13 May 1713

Contents:
Letter of attorney

[no title]  E(B) 955  2 August 1715

Contents:
Ralph Heaton cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 956  10 August 1715

Contents:
J. Hurst messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 957  25 August 1718

Contents:
Alice Williamson messuage in Middle Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 958  20 June 1722

Contents:
J. Boardman messuage burgage near Grundy Common in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 959  20 June 1722

Contents:
James Chapman messuage in Nordan Moor, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 960  20 June 1722

Contents:
James Chapman messuage in Nordan Moor, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 961  20 June 1722

Contents:
John Chapman messuage in Northdam Bank, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 962  20 June 1722

Contents:
John Collier mess, burgage on Row Green, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 963  20 June 1722

Contents:
Ri. Collier messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 964  20 June 1722

Contents:
Tho. Collier messuage called Moreton's tenement in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 965  20 June 1722

Contents:
J. Edge messuage called Greens tenement on Swinton Moor

[no title]  E(B) 966  20 June 1722

Contents:
J. Edge messuage called Greens tenement on Swinton Moor

[no title]  E(B) 967  20 June 1722

Contents:
Ri. Lansdale messuage called the Brook End in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 968  6 August 1728

Contents:
Ri. Lansdale his will

[no title]  E(B) 969  17 August 1764

Contents:
General release by three daughters of Tho. Lansdale (decd) to Tho. Lansdale his son

[no title]  E(B) 970  25 January 1768

Contents:
Admon. of T. Lansdale to his son, Tho. Lansdale

[no title]  E(B) 971  30 January 1768

Contents:
Assignment by T. Lansdale to J. Gilbert in trust for Francis, Duke of Bridgewater

[no title]  E(B) 972  20 June 1722

Contents:
James Leland mess, burgage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 973  20 June 1722

Contents:
Peter Pass messuage nr. Booth Bank, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 974  20 June 1722

Contents:
Peter Pass messuage nr. Booth Bank, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 975  20 June 1722

Contents:
James Turner messuage in Meanlee in Worsley called Taylors tenement

[no title]  E(B) 976  20 June 1722

Contents:
Christopher Yate messuage on Row Green in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 977  20 June 1722

Contents:
Christopher Yate messuage on Row Green in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 978  20 June 1722

Contents:
James Lomas messuage in Worsley, Swinton Moor

[no title]  E(B) 979  20 June 1722

Contents:
James Lomas messuage in Worsley, Swinton Moor

[no title]  E(B) 980  20 June 1722

Contents:
Edw. Alread messuage called Halliwells tenement in Midle Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 981  20 June 1722

Contents:
Edw. Alread messuage called Halliwells tenement in Midle Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 982  20 June 1722

Contents:
Adam Grundy messuage in Midle Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 983  20 June 1722

Contents:
J. Haworth messuage in Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 984  20 June 1722

Contents:
Mary Johnson messuage in Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 985  20 June 1722

Contents:
Ri. Robbinson messuage called Watgate in Middle Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 986  25 June 1722

Contents:
Peter Boardman messuage called Howclugh tenement in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 987  25 June 1722

Contents:
Peter Boardman messuage called Howclugh tenement in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 988  25 June 1722

Contents:
Peter Bury mess, burgage in Shaving Lane, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 989  25 June 1722

Contents:
Rt. Bury messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 990  25 June 1722

Contents:
Wm. Chapman messuage in Northdan Bank Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 991  25 June 1722

Contents:
Wm. Chapman messuage in Northdan Bank Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 992  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Collier messuage called Mill Bank Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 993  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Collier messuage in Shaving Lane, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 994  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Collier messuage in Stanney Street, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 995  25 June 1722

Contents:
George Cooke messuage on Row Green, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 996  25 June 1722

Contents:
Hugh Cook messuage on Gawsey Bank in Stanney Street, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 997  25 June 1722

Contents:
Wm. Gee messuage in Stani Streete, Worsley called John Gee's tenement of Barton

[no title]  E(B) 998  25 June 1722

Contents:
Wm. Gee messuage in Stani Streete, Worsley called John Gee's tenement of Barton

[no title]  E(B) 999  25 June 1722

Contents:
Jeremiah Hindley messuage on Row Green, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1000  25 June 1722

Contents:
Jeremiah Hindley messuage on Row Green, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1001  25 June 1722

Contents:
Jeremiah Hindley mess, burg, at the Chappell called Colliers Cottage

[no title]  E(B) 1002  25 June 1722

Contents:
Thomas Jonson mess, burg, at the Chappell called Colliers Cottage

[no title]  E(B) 1003  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Mann messuage called Booth Bank in Worsley*

[no title]  E(B) 1004  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Mann messuage called Booth Bank in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1005  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Massey 2 messuage in Hasslehurst in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1006  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Mort messuage [no place]

[no title]  E(B) 1007  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Mort messuage [no place]

[no title]  E(B) 1008  25 June 1722

Contents:
Wm. Whittell messuage on Gawsey Bank Stanney Street, in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1009  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Edge 2 closes on Swinton Moor and another close

[no title]  E(B) 1010  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Edge 2 closes on Swinton Moor and another close

[no title]  E(B) 1011  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Diggle messuage burgage on Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1012  25 June 1722

Contents:
John Diggle messuage burgage on Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1013  25 June 1722

Contents:
Ann Madder messuage called Higson tenement in Middle Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 1014  15 February 1722/3

Contents:
W. Boardman messuage in M. Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 1015  18 February 1722/3

Contents:
James Roscow messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1016  20 February 1722/3

Contents:
Emanuel Marbeck mess, burgage in Walkden in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1017  5 August 1723

Contents:
J. Egerton messuage in Middle Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 1018  24 December 1730

Contents:
Indenture Mortgage by Assignment of lease
(1) Samuel Edge of Worsley, yeoman to
(2) James Whittaker now servant to John Bartholomew of Manchester, vintner
Refers to indenture of lease by Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater dated 27 August 1724 to (1) of messuage and lands in or near Parr Fold within Worsley (17¾ acres) for 3 lives at £12 p.a. & c.
For £60 of same for residue of term, one life being dead

[no title]  E(B) 1019  12 February 1735, 1736

Contents:
Indenture Mortgage by assignment
(1) Samuel Edge to
(2) James Whittaker
Refers to lease of 24 December 1730 and to new lease of 2 September 1735
For £60
Of said messuage and lands

[no title]  E(B) 1020  8 April 1736

Contents:
Indenture Assignment of leases
(1) Samuel Edge of Worsley yeoman
To
(2) Thomas Edge of Worsley, farmer his brother
Refers to lease from Scroop, Earl of Bridgwater dated 31 August 1704 to Tho. Collier of Worsley, yeoman deceased of messuage called The Pinforld and lands in Worsley for 3 lives at £6 and boons &c., now legally vested in (1)
And to lease from Scroop, Duke of Bridgwater, of 27 August 1724 to (1) of messuage and lands (17¾ acres) in Parr Fold in Worsley for £12 &c.
Refers to mortgage of 24 December 1730 of last mentioned lease to James Whittaker
Refers to lease by Duke of Bridgewater dated 2 September 1735 to (1) of last mentioned messuage, called messuage with garden and orchard and closes &c. called The Croft, The little meadow, Sagg's Field, The Wheat Croft, The long Riding, The Marled Field, The Rushy field, The acre, the Little wood Riding The Wood feild, The rough wood feild and the Smith wood, in Parr fold in Worsley, for 3 lives at £12 &c.
Refers to indenture of 12 February 1735 of assignment of last by way of mortgage to James Whittaker for £60
Refers to (2) being bound with (1) to Wm. Shaw of Manchester gent for payment of £280
Now (2) having undertaken to discharge same and indemnify (1) from the bonds
(1) to (2) of both above messuages and lands

[no title]  E(B) 1021  15 June 1736

Contents:
Indenture Mortgage
(1) Thomas Edge of Worsley in parish of Eccles husbandman to
(2) William Shaw of Manchester gent
Refers to assignment to (1) dated 8 April 1736 of 2 messuages and lands
Refers to bond dated 1 September 1733 in £360 by (1) and Sl. Edge to (2) to repay £180
And bond dated 12 February 1735/6 in £200 to
To repay £100
And to promissory notes or bills of exchange
Dated 20 December 1735 for £50
And dated 3 April 1736 for £48.15
Refers to Samuel Edge being bankrupt and there being due to W. Shaw £389.6.2
Now (1) to (2)
Of same two messuages
To secure £389.6.2
Endorsed with receipts for repayments of principal of £20,£20, £20 and £155 and note that on latter payment on 2 February 1741/2 W. Shaw assigned the Pinfold tenement to Sarah Bullough

[no title]  E(B) 1022  12 April 1743

Contents:
Indenture Assignment by way of mortgage
(1) William Shaw of Manchester, gent
(2) Thomas Edge of Worsley, husbandman
(3) James Whittaker of Manchester, innkeeper
Refers to indenture of 24 April 1736
(a) T. Edge
(b) W. Shaw
Reciting bond of 1 September 1733 in £360
Bond of 12 February 1735/6 in £200
Note of 20 December 1735 for £50
Note of 3 April 1736 for £48.15.0
And reciting lease dated 1 August 1712 by Scroop, Earl of Bridgewater to Joseph Durning of Lower Walton, Chester, husbandman
Of messuage and lands in Worsley for 3 lives at £8 p.a.
In which T. Edge was now seised
For further security to (b), (a) to (b) of same
Refers also indenture of 15 June 1736 by which (2) assigned to (1) two messuages and lands (The Pinfold, and 'in Parrfold')
Refers also to indenture of 2 February 1741/2 of assignment by (1) at request of (2) to Sarah Bullough widow for £155 of Pinfold tenement
And now for £160 from (3) to (2)
(1) and (2) to (3)
Of The messuage in Parrfold and that formerly leased to Durning
With proviso for redemption

[no title]  E(B) 1023  6 December 1744

Contents:
Indenture Assignment
(1) James Whitaker of Manchester innkeeper and
(2) Thomas Edge of Worsley yeoman to
(3) Robert Wolstenhulme of L. Heaton yeoman and Nathan Manock of Hopwood yeoman
For £210 to (1) from (3), (1) and (2) to (3)
Of messuage in Parrfold, Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1024  2 November 1725

Contents:
Tho. Clayton messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1025  2 November 1725

Contents:
Tho, Clayton messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1026  21 December 1747

Contents:
To J. Derbyshire assignment

[no title]  E(B) 1027  11 August 1756

Contents:
Will of J. Derbyshire pr. 20. October 1764

[no title]  E(B) 1028  November 1763

Contents:
Note re new tenancy

[no title]  E(B) 1029  1 May 1765

Contents:
Letter Wm. Tomlinson to Mr. Gilbert

[no title]  E(B) 1030  1 May 1765

Contents:
Assignment by Mary Darbishire to J. Gilbert in trust for the Duke

[no title]  E(B) 1031  6 May 1765

Contents:
Receipt

[no title]  E(B) 1032  2 November 1725

Contents:
Geo. Higson messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1033  2 November 1725

Contents:
Geo. Higson messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1034  2 November 1725

Contents:
Ri. Edge parcel on Limishaw Common in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1035  2 November 1725

Contents:
Rt. Hey messuage on Swinton Moore in Worsely

[no title]  E(B) 1036  2 November 1725

Contents:
J. Valentine messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1037  2 November 1725

Contents:
J. Valentine messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1038  14 February 1725/6

Contents:
Mortgage to T. Kay

[no title]  E(B) 1039  10 March 1728/9

Contents:
Assignment to Margaret Walwork

[no title]  E(B) 1040  14 March 1751

Contents:
Assignment to T. Megson of same and of another tenement let to Rt. Walwork

[no title]  E(B) 1041  30 September 1763

Contents:
Assignment to W. Tomkinson in trust for Duke of Bridgewater

[no title]  E(B) 1042  3 July 1727

Contents:
Margaret Critchley messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1043  3 July 1727

Contents:
Wm. Critchley messuage on Club Common, Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1044  3 July 1727

Contents:
Alex. Crompton messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1045  3 July 1727

Contents:
Joseph Fox messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1046  3 July 1727

Contents:
Thomas Gellibrand messuage burgage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1047  3 July 1727

Contents:
Thomas Gellibrand messuage burgage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1048  3 July 1727

Contents:
Tho. Gregory messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1049  3 July 1727

Contents:
Joseph Lythgoe messuage called The Bowkhouse in B'ford

[no title]  E(B) 1050  3 July 1727

Contents:
Joseph Lythgoe messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1051  3 July 1727

Contents:
Joseph Lythgoe 2 messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1052  3 July 1727

Contents:
Matthew Lythgoe messuage burgage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1053  3 July 1727

Contents:
Peter Morris messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1054  3 July 1727

Contents:
Ri. Sale messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1055  3 July 1727

Contents:
Ralph Smith messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1056  3 July 1727

Contents:
Margaret Throp messuage called Green Lane House in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1057  3 July 1727

Contents:
Margaret Throp messuage called Green Lane House in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1058  3 July 1727

Contents:
Jeremy Wright messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1059  2 December 1727

Contents:
J. Edge messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1060  2 December 1727

Contents:
J. Edge messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1061  25 March 1728

Contents:
T. Chetham messuage called Tong's on Walkden Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1062  25 March 1728

Contents:
Geo. Davis messuage near James Barlow's in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1063  27 May 1728

Contents:
J. Edge messuage in Highgate Lane in Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1064  2 September 1730

Contents:
J. Massey parcel of Swinton Moor in Worsley [...] &c

[no title]  E(B) 1065  1 January 1778

Contents:
Assignment to W. Lomax of same

[no title]  E(B) 1066  20 December 1733

Contents:
T. Kay The Hall of Worsley and Worsley Mill for 21 years

[no title]  E(B) 1067  2 September 1735

Contents:
Samuel Clowes cottage called Rowsons in the Nooke Worsley & closes &c. (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1068  2 September 1735

Contents:
T. Cooke cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1069  2 September 1735

Contents:
Samuel Edge messuage and closes (named) in Parfold in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1070  2 September 1735

Contents:
Samuel Edge messuage and closes (named) in Drywood in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1071  2 September 1735

Contents:
Samuel Horridge messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1072  2 September 1735

Contents:
Samuel Horridge messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1073  2 September 1735

Contents:
Jane Hardman messuage and closes (named) in Kersley and Farnworth in manor of Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1074  2 September 1735

Contents:
Matthew Lonsdale messuage and closes (named) in Drywood in Worsley manor

[no title]  E(B) 1075  2 September 1735

Contents:
J. Massey messuage and closes (named) on Swinton Moor in manor of Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1076  2 September 1735

Contents:
Ri. Brown messuage and Bowling Green in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1077  2 September 1735

Contents:
Ann Rishton messuage and closes (named) in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1078  2 May 1747

Contents:
Assignment to Tim. Nicholson

[no title]  E(B) 1079  2 November 1738

Contents:
J. Higson cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1080  2 November 1738

Contents:
Ann Rishton cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1081  2 November 1738

Contents:
T. Eccersley messuage and closes (named) in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1082  2 February 1742/3

Contents:
Sarah Bullough messuage called The Pinfold in Worsley &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1083  2 February 1742/3

Contents:
T. Cooke messuage called Yeomans Lane in Worsley and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1084  2 February 1742/3

Contents:
T. Cooke messuage called Yeomans Lane in Worsley and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1085  2 February 1742/3

Contents:
James Crompton messuage called Shudehill tenement in Worsley and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1086  2 February 1742/3

Contents:
James Taylor messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1087  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
J. Cooke messuage called Lonsdales tenement of The Butt &c. in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1088  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
Otho Cooke messuage called The Yate and closes in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1089  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
Otho Cooke messuage called The Yate and closes in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1090  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
Otho Cooke messuage in Stanny Street in Worsley and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1091  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
Joseph Greenalgh cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1092  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
Joseph Greenalgh cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1093  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
W. Harrison cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1094  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
Eliz. Leigh cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1095  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
J. Leigh messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1096  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
J. Massey closes, Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1097  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
J. Massey Hilton closes, Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1098  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
J. Massey Hilton, closes, Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1099  2 February 1743/4

Contents:
Rt. Walwark messuage &c. in Worsley

Leases (counterparts) by Francis Duke of Bridgewater  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1100  1758

Contents:
J. Adkinson messuage in The Moss Side near Swinton Moor, called Pollett's tenement in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1101  1758

Contents:
James Barlow messuage called Mill's tenement in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1102  1758

Contents:
James Barlow messuage called Mill's tenement in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1103  25.12.1756

Contents:
Mortgage of same premises leased by Scroop, Duke of Bridgewater to Rt. Barlow 26 February '1710', 1711 to Giles Higson (See E(B) 1102)

[no title]  E(B) 1104  19 January 1760

Contents:
Assignment to J. Heys

[no title]  E(B) 1105  29 June 1767

Contents:
Probate of will of J. Heyes

[no title]  E(B) 1106  1758

Contents:
J. Barlow Cottage and croft called The Hole Bottom

[no title]  E(B) 1107  1758

Contents:
J. Barlow Cottage and croft called The Hole Bottom

[no title]  E(B) 1108  1758

Contents:
T. Barlow Burgage or cottage &c. in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1109  1758

Contents:
T. Barlow Cottage with croft in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1110  1758

Contents:
Timothy Barlow messuage and closes (named) in manor of Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1111  1758

Contents:
W. Barrett messuage and croft in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1112  1758

Contents:
Robert Berry messuage in the Daub Hole and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1113  1758

Contents:
Robert Berry messuage in the Daub Hole and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1114  23 December 1760

Contents:
Assignment to J. Berry

[no title]  E(B) 1115  1758

Contents:
W. Chapman messuage and land in Nordan Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1116  1758

Contents:
W. Chapman messuage and land in Nordan Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1117  1758

Contents:
W. Chapman messuage and land in Nordan Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1118  1758

Contents:
T. Chouton land on Rutter Common otherwise Chappel Green in Worsley
[Jas. Collier 12 December 1758]

[no title]  E(B) 1119  1758

Contents:
John Collier messuage in Worsley called Mill Bank tenement and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1120  1758

Contents:
John Collier messuage in Worsley called The Moss Lane tenement and closes

[no title]  E(B) 1121  1758

Contents:
John Collier messuage in Staney-street in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1122  1758

Contents:
John Collier messuage in Staney-street in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1123  14 January 1763

Contents:
Assignment to Abraham Bowkes

[no title]  E(B) 1124  1 September 1763

Contents:
Assignment to J. Gilbert in trust for the Duke

[no title]  E(B) 1125  1758

Contents:
Mary Collier messuage in Worsley called The Parfold tenement and lands

[no title]  E(B) 1126  1758

Contents:
Mary Collier messuage in Worsley called The Parfold tenement and lands

[no title]  E(B) 1127  1758

Contents:
Jeremy Cooke 2 messuages on Row Green in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1128  1758

Contents:
Roger Cooke messuage on Gorsey Bank in Stanny Street in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1129  1758

Contents:
William Cooke 2 cottages and 2 croft

[no title]  E(B) 1130  1758

Contents:
William Cooke 2 cottages and 2 croft

[no title]  E(B) 1131  1758

Contents:
William Cooke cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1132  1758

Contents:
Sarah Cooper messuage and closes (named) in Kersley in manor of Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1133  1758

Contents:
J. Derbyshire messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1134  1758

Contents:
J. Derbyshire messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1135  1758

Contents:
J. Derbyshire closes on Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1136  1758

Contents:
J. Derbyshire messuage on Swinton Moor called Green's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1137  1758

Contents:
J. Diggle messuage, burgage and lands on Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1138  1758

Contents:
Eliz. Edge messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1139  1758

Contents:
J. Farnworth messuage in Worsley called Booth Bank

[no title]  E(B) 1140  1758

Contents:
J. Garrard messuage on Walkden Moor in Little Hilton in manor of Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1141  17 August 1761

Contents:
Mortgage by assignment to George Lupton

[no title]  E(B) 1142  1758

Contents:
Edmund Gee messuage in Stanny Street in Worsley called John Gee's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1143  1758

Contents:
Jeffery Gellibrand messuage in Worsley and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1144  1758

Contents:
J. Gooden messuage (no place)

[no title]  E(B) 1145  1758

Contents:
J. Gooden messuage (no place)

[no title]  E(B) 1146  1 March 1765

Contents:
Assignment T. Gooden to James Bury

[no title]  E(B) 1147  10 July 1765

Contents:
Assignment to T. Gooden of part of premises excepted in earlier assignment

[no title]  E(B) 1148  1758

Contents:
James Greatrex messuage in Worsley and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1149  1758

Contents:
Thomas Grundy messuage in Stanny Street in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1150  1758

Contents:
Thomas Grundy messuage in Stanny Street in Worsley
Indenture Lease (printed form) Counterpart
(1) Francis, Duke of Bridgewater
(2) Thomas Grundy of Little Hilton, yeoman
For surrender of lease with 2 lives outstanding and for £67 for adding a life and exchanging another
Of messuage and tenement in Stanny Street within Worsley and all lands thereto belonging late in occ. of Ri. Edge decd.
For 3 lives at £8.8.0 p.a. and 2/- in lieu of boons

[no title]  E(B) 1151  1758

Contents:
Mary Harrison cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1152  1758

Contents:
Ralph Heaton 2 cottages &c. in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1153  25 October 1758

Contents:
Assignment to Roger Farnworth

[no title]  E(B) 1154  1758

Contents:
J. Higson messuage and croft at The Daub Hole in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1155  1758

Contents:
J. Higson messuage and croft at The Daub Hole in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1156  15 November 1760

Contents:
Assignment to Roger Cooke

[no title]  E(B) 1157  24 May 1771

Contents:
Mortgage, Cooke to Margaret Aldred

[no title]  E(B) 1158  24 May 1771

Contents:
Mortgage Bond

[no title]  E(B) 1159  1 May 1784

Contents:
Note of assignment to J. Fogg

[no title]  E(B) 1160  26 December 1786

Contents:
Assignment to J. Dawson alias Aldred

[no title]  E(B) 1161  12 June 1793

Contents:
Assignment to W. Alkin

[no title]  E(B) 1162  1758

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James Howarth cottage with Smith's shop &c. in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1163  1758

Contents:
James Howarth cottage with Smith's shop &c. in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1164  1758

Contents:
Alexander Hurst messuage &c. in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1165  1758

Contents:
Alexander Hurst messuage &c. in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1166  1758

Contents:
J. Jackson messuage and closes (named) in Drywood in manor of Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1167  1758

Contents:
Mathew Lansdale messuage in Drywood within Worsley and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1168  1758

Contents:
James Leech messuage and croft in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1169  1758

Contents:
Eliz. Leigh messuage in Worsley called Howclugh Tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1170  1758

Contents:
J. Lever messuage &c. in Newearth Lane in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1171  1758

Contents:
Ellen Lowe messuage

[no title]  E(B) 1172  1758

Contents:
T. Partington messuage near Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1173  1758

Contents:
Ri. Rogerson messuage &c in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1174  1758

Contents:
Daniel Royle messuage in Worsley and close formerly in croached from Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1175  1758

Contents:
Jeremiah Smith cottage at the side of Linshaw within Worsley &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1176  1758

Contents:
Jeremiah Smith cottage at the side of Linshaw within Worsley &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1177  26 September 1789

Contents:
Assignment to Simon Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 1178  1758

Contents:
Joshua Taylor messuage in Worsley &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1179  1758

Contents:
Thos. Tong[ue] messuage and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1180  1758

Contents:
Ri. Valentine messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1181  1758

Contents:
Robert Wolstenhulme and Nathan Manock messuage and closes (named) in Parfold in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1182  1758

Contents:
Robert Wolstenhulme and Nathan Manock messuage and closes (named) in Parfold in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1183  1758

Contents:
J. Woodworth messuage &c. in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1184  1758

Contents:
J. Diggle messuage, burgage, &c. in Swinton Moor in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1185  2 February 1785

Contents:
Assignment of lease to J. Darbyshire a trustee for Robert Syers by his assignees to Duke of Bridgwater of closes on Swinton Moor in Worsley

Leases (counterparts) granted by Francis, Duke of Bridgwater, MIDDLE HULTON  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1186  1758

Contents:
T. Alcock messuage called Brabins Cottage

[no title]  E(B) 1187  1758

Contents:
RT. Brookes messuage &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1188  1 January 1778

Contents:
Assignment to J. Gilbert in trust for the Duke

[no title]  E(B) 1189  17 July 1776

Contents:
Copy of Rt. Brookes' will, proved 12 August 1776

[no title]  E(B) 1190  1758

Contents:
James Eckersley messuage near Dean Moorside in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1191  1758

Contents:
James Eckersley messuage near Dean Moorside in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1192  1758

Contents:
Wm. Eckersley messuage &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1193  1758

Contents:
Wm. Eckersley messuage &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1194  1758

Contents:
Ralph Eddowes messuage &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1195  1758

Contents:
Esther Edge messuage called Buersill's and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1196  1758

Contents:
Esther Edge messuage called Buersill's and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1197  1758

Contents:
Richard Edge messuage &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1198  1758

Contents:
Richard Edge messuage &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1199  1758

Contents:
Sarah Edge messuage &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1200  1758

Contents:
Matthew Halliwell messuage &c. in manor of Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1201  1758

Contents:
James Higson messuage called Higsons tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1202  1758

Contents:
James Higson messuage called Higsons tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1203  1758

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Peter Higson messuage called Wat Yate

[no title]  E(B) 1204  1758

Contents:
Peter Higson messuage near Dean Moor and close

[no title]  E(B) 1205  1758

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Joseph Hilton messuage called High-Gate Lane and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1206  1758

Contents:
Joseph Hilton messuage called High-gate Lane and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1207  1758

Contents:
Joseph Hilton messuage and closes (named) in Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 1208  1758

Contents:
J. Hindley messuage in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1209  1758

Contents:
J. Hindley messuage in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1210  1758

Contents:
Adam Howorth messuage &c. in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1211  1758

Contents:
Adam Howorth messuage &c. in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1212  1 September 1775

Contents:
Assignment to Timothy Nicholson

[no title]  E(B) 1213  16 March 1795

Contents:
Agreement to let land to Josiah Howcroft

[no title]  E(B) 1214  1758

Contents:
Geo. Kenyon messuage &c. in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1215  1758

Contents:
Eliz. Leigh messuage &c. in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1216  1758

Contents:
W. Lomax messuage &c. in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1217  1758

Contents:
W. Lomax messuage &c. in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1218  1758

Contents:
J. Mort messuage &c. in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1219  1758

Contents:
T. Nicholson messuage &c. In Highgate lane in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1220  1758

Contents:
Timothy Nicholson messuage and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1221  1758

Contents:
Chas. Partington messuage &c. near Dean Moor

[no title]  E(B) 1222  1758

Contents:
Chas. Partington messuage &c. near Dean Moor

[no title]  E(B) 1223  1758

Contents:
J. Partington messuage called The Hollins & closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1224  1758

Contents:
Ralph Seddon messuage &c. in Middle Hulton

[no title]  E(B) 1225  1758

Contents:
Jeremiah Smith messuage and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1226  1758

Contents:
Jeremiah Smith messuage and closes (named)

Lease (counterparts) from Francis, Duke of Bridgwater BEDFORD and other named locations  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1227a  1758

Contents:
J. Baxter messuage

[no title]  E(B) 1227b  1758

Contents:
Note: Ri. Edge to Mr. Sothern, Worsley enclosing same. 'Life died October 11th'

[no title]  E(B) 1228  1758

Contents:
J. Baxter

[no title]  E(B) 1229  1758

Contents:
Jeffery Gellibrand messuage, burgage..... and croft

[no title]  E(B) 1230  1758

Contents:
J. Green messuage and 4 crofts called Green Lane house

[no title]  E(B) 1231  1758

Contents:
J. Mather messuage at Salterbutts in Bedford and crofts

[no title]  E(B) 1232  1758

Contents:
Ann Wright messuage

[no title]  E(B) 1233  12 December 1758

Contents:
James Collier cottage & croft in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1234  12 December 1758

Contents:
James Collier cottage and croft in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1235  12 December 1758

Contents:
Alexander Green messuage in Middle Hilton called Edge Fold and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1236  12 December 1758

Contents:
Alexander Green messuage in Middle Hilton called Edge Fold and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1237  7 October 1759

Contents:
James Glover messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1238  7 October 1759

Contents:
James Glover messuage in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1239  25 May 1767

Contents:
Will of James Glover

[no title]  E(B) 1240  23 February 1770

Contents:
Consent to assignment granted by J. Gilbert as agent to Duke of Bridgwater

[no title]  E(B) 1241  26 February 1770

Contents:
Assignment to J. Simpson

[no title]  E(B) 1242  7 October 1759

Contents:
Benjamin Lythgoe messuage on Lately Common in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1243  7 October 1759

Contents:
Benjamin Lythgoe messuage on Lately Common in Bedford

[no title]  E(B) 1244  24 April 1760

Contents:
T. Smith messuage in Worsley called The Pinfold tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1245  8 November 1760

Contents:
Peter Ormerod cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1246  8 November 1760

Contents:
Peter Ormerod cottage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1247  14 November 1772

Contents:
Probate of will of Peter Ormerod

[no title]  E(B) 1248  6 October 1777

Contents:
Exors to Peter Ormerod the son

[no title]  E(B) 1249  1 May 1779

Contents:
Assignment to J. Gilbert in trust for Duke

[no title]  E(B) 1250  1 October 1761

Contents:
Ralph Seddon messuage in Middle Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 1251  1 July 1763

Contents:
Otho Cooke messuage called The Yate and closes (named) in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1252  20 July 1763

Contents:
Assignment to Tho. Gilbert

[no title]  E(B) 1253  20 July 1763

Contents:
Assignment to Tho. Gilbert

[no title]  E(B) 1254  20 October 1764

Contents:
Patience Leigh, Geo. Cooke and Charles Holt (exors of Tho. Leigh) of messuage and lands in Barton upon Irwell called Hewoods tenement (formerly leased to T. Leigh on 1 April 1747)

[no title]  E(B) 1255  1 May 1776

Contents:
Assignment to Robert Lansdale

[no title]  E(B) 1256  28 November 1764

Contents:
John Gilbert new erected messuage of the Duke called Worsley Hall, closes, Worsley Mills, for 21 years

[no title]  E(B) 1257  8 June 1771

Contents:
Mary Darbyshire messuage and closes in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1258  8 June 1771

Contents:
Mary Darbyshire messuage and closes in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1259  8 June 1771

Contents:
Bond

[no title]  E(B) 1260  18 April 1771

Contents:
Survey of her tenements (Mary Darbyshire)

[no title]  E(B) 1261  2 February 1784

Contents:
W. Sutcliffe new erected house and buildings near the four lane-ends in Middle Hilton

[no title]  E(B) 1262  29 September 1788

Contents:
Catherine Seddon 3 erected houses in Middle Hilton in parish of Dean

Leases by James, Earl of Barrymore  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1263  7 December 1714

Contents:
Randle Jolly tenement called + Lamas heads in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1264  21 January '1717'

Contents:
J. Boardman messuage in Maunton or Swinton

[no title]  E(B) 1265  20 November 1721

Contents:
Hugh Markland cottage in Barton upon Irwell

[no title]  E(B) 1266  28 November 1721

Contents:
Roger Rogers messuage in Barton upon Irwell

[no title]  E(B) 1267  26 March 1722

Contents:
Eliz. Smith cottage and croft in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1268  8 April 1722

Contents:
T. Barker cottage and croft in Winstanley

[no title]  E(B) 1269  16 January '1722'

Contents:
W. Johnson messuage in Swinton called Beacons cottage

[no title]  E(B) 1270  10 March '1723'

Contents:
T. Gregory messuage in Westhaughton called Gregorys tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1271  13 January 1794

Contents:
Note about renewing lease

Note: Note to 1263
+ The lessor is
The Rt. Honble James Earle of Barrym re Viscount Bontravant Lord Barry Barron Ibane (Ireland)
And Elizabeth Countess of Barrymore, his wife only surviving daughter and heir of Richard Earl Rivers by Penelope Viscountess Colechester, who was sister and heir to Roger Downes esqre late of Wardley.


[no title]  E(B) 1272  7 December 1726

Contents:
J. Rigby a parcel of land in Westhaughton (under the inclosure act)

[no title]  E(B) 1273  7 December 1726

Contents:
James Marsh a parcel of land in Westhaughton (under the inclosure act)

[no title]  E(B) 1274  8 December 1726

Contents:
Jeremiah Allared a parcel of land in Westhaughton (under the inclosure act)

[no title]  E(B) 1275  8 December 1726

Contents:
James Shaw 3 parcels in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1276  8 December 1726

Contents:
James Shaw 3 parcels in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1277  9 December 1726

Contents:
J. Aspinall a parcel in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1278  9 December 1726

Contents:
J. Aspinall a parcel in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1279  9 December 1726

Contents:
James Woodward a parcel in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1280  9 December 1726

Contents:
James Woodward a parcel in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1281  9 December 1726

Contents:
James Rogers a parcel in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1282  2 February '1726'

Contents:
T.Crompton messuage in Haslehurst in parish of Eccles

[no title]  E(B) 1283  2 May 1727

Contents:
Mr. W. Taylor parcel in Hindley Commons (lately inclosed)

[no title]  E(B) 1284  9 April 1728

Contents:
Ralph Holecroft messuage in Westhaughton called Balfronts

[no title]  E(B) 1285  9 April 1728

Contents:
Ralph Holecroft messuage in Westhaughton called Balfronts

[no title]  E(B) 1286  11 April 1728

Contents:
Robert Ashurst messuage in Pemberton called Smethurst's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1287  11 April 1728

Contents:
James Kirsley land in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1288  12 April 1728

Contents:
J. Rigby messuage in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1289  9 June 1729

Contents:
Ralph Leigh messuage in Hindley in parish of Wigan called Leighs tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1290  23 June 1729

Contents:
Jonathon Thomasson parcel in Hindley (inclosed)

[no title]  E(B) 1291  25 October 1729

Contents:
John Markland messuage in Burton on Irwell inclosed from Barton Moore

[no title]  E(B) 1292  4 June 1731

Contents:
Assignment to Rt. Boardman of lease dated 4 June 1730 to John Boardman of messuage in Swinton or Mounton in parish of Eccles called Boardman's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1293  4 August 1731

Contents:
J. Aldred and T. Aldred close in Mounton called Polletts Heath

[no title]  E(B) 1294  1 October 1731

Contents:
Ralph Green messuage in Pemberton called Leighs house

[no title]  E(B) 1295  4 October 1731

Contents:
James Shaw messuage in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1296  4 October 1731

Contents:
James Shaw messuage in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1297  17 November 1731

Contents:
Hannah Birchell closes in Winstandley (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1298  7 June 1734

Contents:
J. Chorlton messuage in Maunton & Swinton

[no title]  E(B) 1299  7 June 1734

Contents:
J. Charlton messuage in Maunton & Swinton

[no title]  E(B) 1300  25 June 1734

Contents:
J. Chorlton land on Swinton Moor
26 June 1734
J. Johnson Assignment of this lease on 26 April 1744 to Geo. Arstoll of lands in L. Houghton

[no title]  E(B) 1301  27 June 1734

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T. Marsh messuage in Newham Barton upon Irwell Worsley in parish of Eccles called Marsh tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1302  3 October 1743

Contents:
Assignment to Rt. Booth

[no title]  E(B) 1303  8 October 1764

Contents:
Copy of will of T. Marsh

[no title]  E(B) 1304  18 January 1765

Contents:
Copy of release to Geo. Marsh (of legacies)

[no title]  E(B) 1305  6 May 1765

Contents:
Assignment to J. Gilbert in trust for Francis, Duke of Bridgwater

[no title]  E(B) 1306  6 May 1765

Contents:
Bond

[no title]  E(B) 1307  8 October 1734

Contents:
Roger Fildes messuage in Maunton

[no title]  E(B) 1308  7 November 1734

Contents:
James Rogers messuage in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1309  16 November 1743

Contents:
Assignment by W. Woodward and his brother in law, devisees of Richard Woodward lessee under a lease of 7 June 1735 of messuage called Woodwards tenement in Westhaughton to W. Gellibrand of said lease

[no title]  E(B) 1310  5 January 1735/6

Contents:
Humphrey Hall messuage in Maunton in parish of Eccles

[no title]  E(B) 1311  16 August 1736

Contents:
Ri. Hooton closes in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1312  24 August 1736

Contents:
J. Rigby parcel of land called Annishey in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1313  6 April 1738

Contents:
J. Aldred messuage and land in Maunton called Rawsons cottage

[no title]  E(B) 1314  4 May 1738

Contents:
J. Prestwidge messuage and land in Barton

[no title]  E(B) 1315  4 May 1738

Contents:
J. Prestwidge messuage and land in Barton

[no title]  E(B) 1316  28 August 1738

Contents:
T. Pollet Cottage and land near devise green in Barton

[no title]  E(B) 1317  12 October 1738

Contents:
Roger Fildes messuage in Maunton called Widdalls tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1318  13 October 1738

Contents:
Jas. Tildesley messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1319  27 March 1739

Contents:
James Edge messuage in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1320  28 March 1739

Contents:
James Rigby messuage in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1321  1 November 1739

Contents:
Leigh Culcheth messuage &c. in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1322  6 September 1740

Contents:
Robt. Boardman messuage in Swinton or Mounton called Boardman's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1323  6 September 1740

Contents:
Robt. Boardman messuage in Swinton or Mounton called Boardman's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1324  8 September 1740

Contents:
Benj. Lomax 3 closes in Swinton and L. Houghton within Worsley (named) and Lucas Cottage, another cottage and a croft

[no title]  E(B) 1325  10 September 1740

Contents:
J. Rigby messuage in Pemberton called Waits tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1326  16 September 1740 (copy)

Contents:
J. Aldred, T. Aldred, Robt. Carrington, J. Risley and Elisabeth Bell
Messuage in Westhaughton called Aldred's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1327  10 November 1740

Contents:
Clement Ashurst messuage in Pemberton called Worsley Hall Demesn & 2 fields (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1328  20 October 1741

Contents:
T. Billings messuage in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1329  5 May 1742

Contents:
Ralph Laithwait messuage in Westhaughton called Laithwait's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1330  1 October 1742

Contents:
Roger Hart messuage in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1331  18 July 1764

Contents:
Assignment to James Hargraves of messuage called Hart Common in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1332  26 April 1744

Contents:
Indre.
(1) Mary Cooke of Pendleton widow exix of Robert Cooke of Worsley, gent
(2) Geo. Booth of Tottington yeoman and Tho. Booth of Edenfield yeoman
(3) George Arstoll of Barton upon Irwell Yeoman
Refers to indenture of 14 November 1730
(a) James Johnson of Turton collermaker
(b) James Johnson the younger of L. Houghton, tanner
(c) Mary Cooke and Robert Cooke the son
Reciting the lease dated 7 March [ ] by Ri. Earl Rivers to (a) of parcel and cottage on Swinton Moor in Little Houghton
And reciting lease dated 9 June 1729 by James, Earl of Barrymore to (b) of land inclosed from Swinton Moor in Little Houghton
Of mortgage to (c) for £174.5 and £65.15.0 more to (a) and (b)
Of same two leaseholds
Refers to new lease to (b) dated 26 June 1734 of messuage in Little Houghton
Refers to indentures of lease and release of 22/23 March '1735' to (2) for £410 of same premises and another messuage and close
Now (1) for £335.5 and (2) for £54.14.1 paid by (3) assign to (3) all above premises

[no title]  E(B) 1333  21 June 1744

Contents:
W. Gillibrand messuage in Westhoughton called Woodwards tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1334  15 August 1744

Contents:
Geo. Arstoll messuage in Little Houghton in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1335  15 August 1744

Contents:
Ri. Valentine messuage in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1336  24 October 1744

Contents:
James Bowker cottage in Wardley in Worsley called The Golden Ball

[no title]  E(B) 1337  24 October 1744

Contents:
James Bowker cottage in Wardley in Worsley called The Golden Ball

[no title]  E(B) 1338  24 October 1744

Contents:
J. Gorden close in Barton called The Moor Field

[no title]  E(B) 1339  24 October 1744

Contents:
J. Gorden close in Barton called The Moor Field

[no title]  E(B) 1340  24 October 1744

Contents:
James Kirsley land in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1341  24 October 1744

Contents:
James Kirsley land in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1342  24 October 1744

Contents:
Rt. Lansdale messuage in Swinton or Monton in parish of Eccles called Bulloughs tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1343  24 October 1744

Contents:
Rt. Lansdale closes in Swinton inclosed from Swinton Moor

[no title]  E(B) 1344  24 October 1744

Contents:
Rt. Lansdale messuage and land in Swinton

[no title]  E(B) 1345  24 October 1744

Contents:
Martha Leigh messuage in Swinton, Little Houghton or Monton

[no title]  E(B) 1346  24 October 1744

Contents:
Martha Leigh closes (named) in Swinton Moor

[no title]  E(B) 1347  24 October 1744

Contents:
W. Wilson messuage in Westhaughton called Rigby's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1348  24 October 1744

Contents:
W. Wilson messuage in Westhaughton called Rigby's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1349  24 October 1744

Contents:
Robert Woodward close in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1350  29 January 1744/5

2 sigs & seals

Contents:
Roger Fildes closes in Monton (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1351  29 January 1744/5

2 sigs & seals

Contents:
John Aldred clk & Tho. Aldred messuage in Monton and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1352  20 February 1744/5

Contents:
James Orrell messuage in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1353  20 February 1744/5

Contents:
James Orrell messuage in Pemberton (counterpart not also signed by the Earl as are the rest of the 1744 leases)

[no title]  E(B) 1354  21 June 1745

Sig of Earl only with apparently blank seal for tenants sig

Contents:
Ri. Blevin messuage in Pemberton called Green's tenement and closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1355  21 June 1745

as E(B) 1354

Contents:
Jane Walmsley messuage in Pemberton called Nightingales tenement & closes (named)

[no title]  E(B) 1356  1 April 1747

2 sigs & seals

Contents:
J. Fairclugh tenement in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1357  1 April 1747

Contents:
T. Leigh messuage in Barton upon Irwell called Hewoods tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1358  '1750'

Contents:
T. Hardey one acre on Swinton Moor leased by Lady Penelope Cholmandely

[no title]  E(B) 1406  11 January 1753

Contents:
Jane Leigh field called The Cross Hey in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1407  11 January 1753

Contents:
Jane Leigh field called The Cross Hey in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1408  12 December 1771

Contents:
Heirs of Jane Leigh mortgage to J. Okell of above and of leasehold of Anderton's tenement in Pemberton underlease of 10 January 1755

[no title]  E(B) 1409  1771

Contents:
Fine

[no title]  E(B) 1410  14 May 1776

Contents:
Bond to secure repayment to James Machell

[no title]  E(B) 1411  14 May 1776

Contents:
Bond to perform covenants

[no title]  E(B) 1412  2 February 1781

Contents:
Assignment to Ralph Leigh Anderton of Cross Hey

[no title]  E(B) 1413  16 August 1781

Contents:
Assignment to T. Doncaster

[no title]  E(B) 1414  16 August 1781

Contents:
Bond

[no title]  E(B) 1415  15 April 1785

Contents:
Assignment to J. Hargreaves

[no title]  E(B) 1359  20 January 1753

Paper

Contents:
Geo. Arstoll Land in L. Houghton formerly inclosed from Swinton Moor

[no title]  E(B) 1360  20 January 1753

Contents:
Geo. Arstoll Land in L. Houghton formerly inclosed from Swinton Moor

[no title]  E(B) 1361  20 January 1753

Contents:
Geo. Arstoll parcel with cottage inclosed from Swinton Moor in L. Houghton

[no title]  E(B) 1362  20 January 1753

Contents:
Geo. Arstoll Cottage and land in L. Houghton

[no title]  E(B) 1363  9 May 1753

parcht. signed, not sealed

Contents:
Rt. Taylor messuage in Westhaughton called Hodkinson's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1364  1 August 1753

Contents:
H. Mort and Tho. Hatton Land in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1365  2 August 1753

Contents:
Peter Barton messuage in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1366  2 August 1753

Contents:
Peter Barton messuage in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1367  2 August 1753

Contents:
Roger Baldwin close in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1368  8 March 1754

Contents:
Eliz. Collier piece of ground next Wardley Moss and parcel of Moss Ground

[no title]  E(B) 1369  23 March 1754

Contents:
Ellen Wood tenement in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1370  March 1754

Contents:
Adam Rigby cottage garden and yard part of Westhaughton Common

[no title]  E(B) 1371  4 May 1754

Contents:
Adam Rigby cottage garden and yard part of Westhaughton Common

[no title]  E(B) 1372  8 June 1754

Contents:
Wm. Rigby Cottage and croft in Winstanley

[no title]  E(B) 1373  10 January 1755

Contents:
J. Layland messuage in Pemberton called Worsley Means

[no title]  E(B) 1374  10 January 1755

Contents:
Peter Lomax parcel of Moor Ground [Worsley]

[no title]  E(B) 1375  10 January 1755

Contents:
Peter Lomax parcel of Moor Ground [Worsley]

[no title]  E(B) 1376  10 January 1755

Contents:
Peter Lomax part of Lomaxes Old Tenements in Haslehurst within Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1377  10 January 1755

Contents:
Ri. Anderton messuage in Pemberton called Anderton's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1378  10 January 1755

Contents:
Ri. Anderton messuage in Pemberton called Anderton's tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1379  18 September 1765

Contents:
Assignment to J. Anderton and Ralph Ellam

[no title]  E(B) 1380  1 July 1755

Contents:
J. Hodson messuage in Pemberton called Toneshead

[no title]  E(B) 1381  1 July 1755

Contents:
Ralph Layland 4 acres in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1382  1 July 1755

Contents:
Ralph Layland 4 acres in Westhaughton

[no title]  E(B) 1383  9 July 1755

Contents:
Mary Barlow messuage in Marton called Mathers

[no title]  E(B) 1384  6 December 1755

Contents:
W. Aldred messuage in Marton in parish of Eccles

[no title]  E(B) 1385  6 December 1755

Contents:
J. Lomax 4 acres on Swinton Moor called Blackcrofts

[no title]  E(B) 1386  21 December 1755

Contents:
T. Holker messuage in Marton called Aldred's Cottage &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1387  30 December 1755

Contents:
J. Etock messuage in Westhaughton called Smiths

[no title]  E(B) 1388  30 December 1755

Contents:
J. Etock close in Westhaughton

Counterpart of leases by Lady Penelope Cholmondeley  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1389  5 May 1756

Contents:
Ri. Hosker Part of Westhoughton Common

[no title]  E(B) 1390  5 May 1756

Contents:
H. Rigby messuage called Laithwait house and lands in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1391  19 January 1757

Contents:
James Marsh messuage in Westhoughton

[no title]  E(B) 1392  19 January 1757

Contents:
Martha Johnson messuage in Orell in parish of Wigan

[no title]  E(B) 1393  19 January 1757

Contents:
J. Hilton messuage in Hindley

[no title]  E(B) 1394  19 January 1757

Contents:
James Hope messuage called Sandersons in Worsley

[no title]  E(B) 1395  19 January 1757

Contents:
Ri. Wainwright close part of Swinton Moor called The Brick Killn Close

[no title]  E(B) 1396  19 January 1757

Contents:
James Hall and Armanel, his wife messuage, burgage, in Monton and close

[no title]  E(B) 1397  19 January 1757

Contents:
James Hall and Armanel, his wife messuage, burgage, in Monton and close

[no title]  E(B) 1398  19 January 1757

Contents:
James Stockton 3 messuages in Monton &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1399  19 January 1757

Contents:
James Stockton 3 messuage in Monton &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1400  20 May 1758

Contents:
J. Aldred, clk, messuage in Monton (lessors are Lady Penelope Chalmondeley, Legh Watson and Edmund Watson)

[no title]  E(B) 1401  20 May 1758

Contents:
J. Aldred, clk, messuage in Monton (lessors are Lady Penelope Chalmondeley, Legh Watson and Edmund Watson)

[no title]  E(B) 1402  30 May 1758

Contents:
Mary Floyer messuage in Barton called [...] Clievelie

[no title]  E(B) 1403  10 September 1759

Contents:
Daniel Royle messuage in Worsly called Little Wardley and closes and cottage called The Hole Bottom

[no title]  E(B) 1404  10 September 1759

Contents:
Daniel Royle messuage in Worsly called Little Wardley and closes and cottage called The Hole Bottom

[no title]  E(B) 1405  1 October 1759 (copy)

Contents:
James Brooks messuage in Barton upon Irwell called Mortons cottage

Leases of coal mines 1790-1841  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1416  28 September 1790

Contents:
Indenture 'Counterpart' of Lease
(1) Francis Duke of Bridgewater to
(2) William Clarke and John Clarke of Liverpool, bankers and William German of Orrell, coal-merchant
Of a mine and bed of coal called the four feet or lower mine in Orrell in closes called the Outlet, the Meadow, the ½ acre, the big field, and the long field, containing 6½ acres, parcel of Bell's tenement occ. by Occleshaw as undertenant to Richard Worthington
With liberty to mine the bed of coal, sink pits, erect buildings, engines, Whimseys and other works &c. recompensing the occupier for damage to the soil, pasturage, produce or buildings
For 21 years at £200 per acre at 8 yards to the pole of the land mined

[no title]  E(B) 1417  26 October 1797

Contents:
Indenture 'Duplicate' Lease
(1) Francis, Duke of Bridgewater to
(2) Henry Blundell of Liverpool, coal-merchant
Of all mines and beds of coal under closes in Winstanley occupied by George. Farrimond containing 30½ acres with liberty to mine &c.
For 21 years at £337 per acre (Cheshire) for the 4 ft. mine of 3'9" and for other mines at the same rate (ie. £89.17.4 per foot per acre)

[no title]  E(B) 1418  28 September 1809

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of Lease
(1) Sir Archibald Macdonald, Chief Baron of the Exchequer, Edward Venables, Archbishop of York, and Robert Haldane Bradshaw of Worsley Hall, Lancs, devisees of Francis, Duke of Bridgewater to
(2) James Fisher German of Pemberton in Wigan, gent
Of the mine delf, beds or reins of coal of the Rock Mine under farms at Lane Ends in Pemberton occupied by Henry Farremond with liberty to mine &c.
For 14 years at £60 p.a. and one-fifth of the value of coal and slack from the mine
Sigs of Bradshaw and German only

[no title]  E(B) 1418b  28 September 1809

Contents:
Agreement for a lease made by R.H. Bradshaw on behalf of the trustees and J.F. German

[no title]  E(B) 1419  25 December 1810

Sigs & seals; Paper

Contents:
Lease
(1) Sir Archibald Macdonald, Edward, Archbishop of York and R.H. Bradshaw, devisees of Duke of Bridgewater
(2) George, Marquis of Stafford to
(3) James Fisher German of Pemberton, gent
Of mine and bed of coal called The Five Feet Mine under Wheats Delf and Cross Heys in Pemberton occupied by late Richard Fisher German, J. Hargreaves and James Hasleden with liberty to mine &c.
For 21 years at a rent of one fifth of the value of the coal and slack got or sold

[no title]  E(B) 1420  25 March 1812

Small plan endorsed

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) Sir Archibald Macdonald, Edward, Archbishop of York and R.H. Bradshaw devisees of the Duke of Bridgewater
(2) George Granville Leveson, Marquis of Stafford to
(3) Richard Gwillym of Bewsey, Lancs, esqre and Thomas Earle of Spikelands, esqre
Of mines and beds of coal called The White Mine, The Black Mine and The Foot Mine, all 7'6" thick, under fields in Middle Hulton called The Great Hill and The Little Hill occupied by James Hall
And under part of Folders Meadow in Middle Hulton, The Chip Field, The Round Meadow and The Moor Hey occupied by James Hall and John Hilton (as detailed)
For 21 years at £128 per Cheshire acre per foot thickness of coal and also from 1813 £200 p.a. plus a rent for the coal at the former rate

[no title]  E(B) 1421  29 September 1814

Paper

Contents:
Note of a lease by the trustees of the Duke of Bridgewater to Messrs. Rothwell and Scowcroft of The Old Doe Mine and the five Quarters Coal Mine in Farnworth under lands occ. by James Jackson and James Ridyard
For 21 years at £100 per foot thick per acre and after September 1815 at £200 per annum, minimum with surplus at the first rate

[no title]  E(B) 1422a  1 April 1815

Signatures cut off

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) Sir Archibald Macdonald, Edward, Archishop of York, and R.H. Bradshaw devisees of The Duke of Bridgewater
(2) George Granville Leveson, Marquis of Stafford to
(3) Thomas Woodcock and Alexander Haliburton of Wigan, esqq
Of 2 mines called the Orrell Four Feet Mine and the Orrell Five Feet Mine under a messuage in Pemberton and closes called The Far Field, The Middle Field, Far Hey, Near Field, Middle Hey, Paddock and Grays Meadow (18 acres 2r 38p, statute measure) occupied by Thomas Allerton, Ralph Leyland and Wm. Parkinson
And under Yarn Croft and Robbins Croft (4a 1r 32p) in Pemberton occupied by T. Alker and under a messuage and closes called The Slutch Meadow, Hollow Meadow, Barn Hey, William Croft, Well Croft, Barley Hill, Near Hooks, Wheat Ridges, Coal Hey and Far Hocks (47a 2r 22p, statute measure) late occupied by T. Billinge and now of ------ Leyland
And under a messuage and closes in Pemberton called The Great Field, Fold, Middle Field, Meadow, and Little Field (13a 2r 1p) occupied by Elizabeth Ashurst and now by ------ Ollerton
For 21 years at a rent of £80 per acre per foot of coal got and then £200 p.a. minimum

[no title]  E(B) 1422b&c  1815

Contents:
The cut of signatures and seals

[no title]  E(B) 1422d  28 July 1828

Contents:
Note of cancellation of lease on [...] on payment of £300

[no title]  E(B) 1422e  undated

Contents:
Draft of the lease with schedule of the land

[no title]  E(B) 1422f  25 August 1815

Contents:
Agreement for the lessees to work a bed of coal found by them under the farm occupied by T. Ollerton of 5 ft thickness between 2 faults

[no title]  E(B) 1422g  4 November 1825

Contents:
Memo dated of proposal by lessees to give up the Orrell mines under Somer cales or Plumbs being part of the mines let to them

[no title]  E(B) 1422h  undated

Contents:
Memo of lands under which the mines were let by this lease with note that Plumbs was sold by Lady Penelope but the coal reserved

[no title]  E(B) 1422i  undated

Contents:
Another memo about the lessees wanting to give up part of their lease

[no title]  E(B) 1422j  undated

Contents:
List of closes late Somersales

[no title]  E(B) 1422k  undated

Contents:
Abstract of the lease of April 1815, and agreement of August 1815 with particulars of coal got by lessees between 1817 and 1826 and the rent paid by them. Note that they found no coal under the first lease

[no title]  E(B) 1422l  undated

Contents:
Draft or rough copy of E(B) 1422k

[no title]  E(B) 1422m  24 July 1828

Contents:
Letter. H. Gaskell, Wigan to R.H. Bradshaw, about an action brought by the latter against the lessees pointing out that they would far rather come to an agreement

[no title]  E(B) 1422n  undated

Contents:
Copy of letter of Messrs. Foulkes to H. Gaskell as to reasons for bringing up the action

[no title]  E(B) 1422o  25 July 1828

Contents:
Copy letter, Henry Gaskell to Messrs. Foulkes, asking for a meeting 'without prejudice'

[no title]  E(B) 1423  25 March 1817

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of demise
(1) Sir Archibald Macdonald, Edward Archbishop of York and R.H. Bradshaw
(2) George Granville Leveson, Marquis of Stafford to
(3) William Hulton of Hulton, Lancs, esqre
Of mines and beds of coal in Farnworth under [...] *Fop's Estate *(?)
For 10 years at £100 p.a. and £70 per Cheshire acre of coal per foot
Plan endorsed - marks area already mined

[no title]  E(B) 1424  1 September 1817

Contents:
Indenture Lease (not executed)
(1) Sir Archibald Macdonald, Edward Venables Vernon, Archbishop of York, and R.H. Bradshaw of Worsley Hall esqre devisees of Francis, Duke of Bridgewater
(2) George G. Levison Gower, Marquis of Stafford to
(3) James Cross of Halliwell, Lancs, gent and William Atkin of Worsley, innkeeper
Of mine or bed of coal called The Plodder Coal under Middle Hulton and Farnworth under closes called The Little Meadow (3r), The Long Meadow (1a), The Mill Croft (3r) The Well Meadow, (1a), The Pasture Field (1a 2r), The Bushy Field (2a), The Bean Field (2a 1r), The Long Field (3a), The Hill Field (1a), The Great Cose (1a 2r), The Two Acre (2a), The Calliot (ar), The Barn Field (2a 2r), The Little Half Acre (2r), The Thistley Field, (1a 1r), The Sour Field (1a), The Ducktons (3a), The Pitt Bank and Town Croft (1a 3r), The Little Moss (1a), The Great Hill Moss (3a), The Kiln Croft and Orchard (3r), The Little Close (1a), The Dean Bangs (2a 1r), The Scarce Acre (2a) - 37 a Cheshire measure occupied by James Heathcoat, Thomas Smethurst, James Topp, Robert Nuttall and John Bury and also The Blend Mine and the Plodder Coal under closes in Middle Hulton called The Two Further Fields (3a 2r), The Great Intacks (2a 3r 13p), The Hollow Meadows (2a 2r 18p) The Two Scallicott Fields (1a 2r), The Corn Field (1a 2r) and The Further Meadow (1a), The Nearer Meadow (1a 2r), The Ryecroft (3r) and the Three Small Crofts and a garden (3r) 2 crofts (1a 2r) and the Three Fields called Broddins (4a)
- 21 a 1r 31p Cheshire Measure
For 21 years at £50 per Cheshire acre per foot of coal &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1424b  29 September 1827

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of Lease
(1) R.H. Bradshaw to
(2) James Cross of Halliwell gent, and Wm. Atkin of Worsley, gent
Of The Plodder Coal mine under Middle Hulton and Farnworth (37a)
And the Blend Mine and Plodder Coal under Middle Hulton (21a 1r 31p)
And the Hungerhill or Yard Mine under Watt Gate Farm in Middle Hulton (plan endorsed) - 3a 2r 16p
For 11 years
For various rents

[no title]  E(B) 1425a  April 1824

Contents:
Draft Lease
(1) Trustees of will of Duke of Bridgewater to
(2) John Crompton and Thomas B. Crompton of Farnworth paper makers
Of The Yard and Six Feet mines under The Match Croft, The Timber Hirst, and the Bridge Meadow in Farnworth occupied by J. Edge
For 21 years at £100 per Cheshire acre per foot

[no title]  E(B) 1425b  17 November 1827

Contents:
Memo of an undertaking by J. Crompton as to terms for vacating his lease with a note of the amount of coal got as measured on 18 November 1825

[no title]  E(B) 1426a  31 January 1826

Contents:
Copy of draft lease
(1) Thomas Billinge of Twyford, Berks, gent to
(2) Henry Blundell Hollinshead and Jonathan Blundell Hollinshead of Liverpool
Of two mines under three closes in Pemberton

[no title]  E(B) 1426b  undated

Contents:
Draft lease, R.H. Bradshaw to H. B. Hollinshead

[no title]  E(B) 1426c  25 July 1828

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of lease
(1) Robert Haldane Bradshaw of Warsley Hall, esqre to
(2) Henry Blundell Hollinshead of Liverpool, coal merchant
Refers to purchase by (1) of closes in Pemberton subject to a contract to lease to (2) and Jonathan B. Hollinshead now deceased mines of coal thereunder
Now (1) leases to (2) the mines and beds of coal called The Five Foot Mine and The Four Foot Mine (the two uppermost mines) under three closes in Pemberton called The Pit Field, The Middle Field and The Lady Lane Crof (4 acres, Cheshire large measure) occupied by John Billinge, with liberty to mine &c.
For 14 years from 31 January 1826
For £400 arrears of rent since 1826, £200 p.a. and at the rate of £350 per acre

[no title]  E(B) 1427  24 June 1841

incomplete

Contents:
Abstract of a lease
(1) James Loch, esqre to
(2) R.B.B.H. Blundell of Liverpool
Of The Five Feet Orrell mine and The Four Feet Orrell mine under lands in Pemberton called The Paddock, The Mid Field, The Mid Hey, The Far Field, The Far Hey, The Little Field, The Barn Field, The Far Hook, The Middle Field and The Great Field -22a 29p occupied by Joseph Culcheth, Wm. Tabner and James Alker and under part of an estate called Somersales called The Sarahs Top Field, The Little Coughs, The Middle Hey, The Delf Hey, The Higher Meadow, The Great Meadow, The Kiln Hey, the Wheat Croft, The Hanging Bank, (*) -33a 3r 16p occupied by Samuel Towlane as tenant to Merwick Banks of Winstanley Hall owner of the surface soil
(*) The Higher Bank and The Lower Bank -

Miscellaneous leases, lists etc 1735-1855  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1428  March 1773

Contents:
List of purchases in Lancs and Cheshire by The Duke of Bridgewater from 1759
24 freeholds and 7 leaseholds bought for £38,294 in Barton, Worsley, Farnworth, Hindley, Hulme, Astley, Salford, Bedford, Mid. Hulton, Manchester, Lym, Altrincham, Latchford, Runcorn, Halton, and Stretford
Name of vendor, year bought, place, amount paid, largest being £9300 for Lady Penelope Cholmondeley's estate at Worsley &c. in 1760

[no title]  E(B) 1429  c.1823

Contents:
List of lands sold by Lady Penelope Cholmondeley previous to the Duke of Bridgwater's purchase from her
With names of present owners (1823)
(a) in the conveyance to Ri. Worsley and T. Chorlton, 18 September 1759 (Swinton, Monton, Hazlehurst, Worsley and Barton)
(b) in the conveyance to Daniel Bayley esqre and Mr. T. Bromiley, 2 June 1758 (Swinton, Manton, Worsley, Barton, Singley, Farnworth, Pendleton, Pemberton, Little Houghton)
(c) in the conveyance to Wm. Banks esqre and Mr. Tho. Barton, 29 July 1757 (Pemberton, Wigan, pews in Wigan Church)

[no title]  E(B) 1430  17 November 1802

Contents:
Contract
By Commissioners for Redemption of Land Tax with Francis, Duke of Bridgewater
For the redemption of £21.1.8 land, tax on lands in Appleton, Latchford, Thelwell, Lower Walton, Runcorn, and Halton in the hundred od Bucklow, Cheshire and in township of Marbury cum Quoisley in the hundred of Nantwich, Cheshire, for £773.1.1½ with two certificates of amounts of land tax due attached

[no title]  E(B) 1431  19 October 1802

Contents:
Contract
By Commissioners for Redemption of Land Tax with Francis, Duke of Bridgewater
For the redemption of £186.13.3½d land tax on estates in Lancashire in 23 townships
For £6,844.7.4
With a certificate of amount of land tax due attached

[no title]  E(B) 1432  10 & 12 April 1847

Contents:
Case with opinions of E.C. Egerton as to proving the title of the trustees of the Bridgewater estate to goods on their undertakings by reference to the Estate Acts and the evidence of James Loch as the principal acting trustee Opinion is that all the trustees must be named in any case

[no title]  E(B) 1433  24 May 1735

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of Lease
(1) Ralph Banks of Salford, Lancs
James Edge of Manchester, gent to
(2) Robert Brooke of Middle Hulton, weaver
Of tithes of corn, grain, hay, hemp &c and 'privy' tithes out of a messuage in Middle Hulton called Scott Meadow
For 2 lives

[no title]  E(B) 1434  14 June 1735

Contents:
Indenture Counterpart of lease
(1) Ralph Banks of Salford, Lancs and James Edge of Manchester, gent to
(2) Miles Birch of Astley, shoemaker
Of tithes of messuage in Middle Hulton called Hindley or Birches tenement

[no title]  E(B) 1435  15 June 1772

Contents:
Copy indenture of lease
(1) Martha Hampson widow of J. Hampson of Bedford in parish of Leigh, and Jeremiah Hampson, eldest son and heir of J. Hampson to
(2) Francis, Duke of Bridgewater
Of the limestone under closes of (3) in Bedford called Harrissons ++ tenement
For 20 years at £20 p.a.
Attested copy 9 February 1786

Note: ++ possibly meant for Hampsons


[no title]  E(B) 1436  9 June 1750

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) George Legh of High Legh, Cheshire, esqre to
(2) George Grantham of Limm, Cheshire, yeoman
On surrender of lease dated 29 June 1741
Of messuage and tenement near Heatly Heath in the parish of Limm and closes (named)
For 3 lives
Endorsed with memo of delivery of seisin

[no title]  E(B) 1437  18 September 1789

Contents:
Agreement
(1) George Grantham of Rixon Hall
(2) B. Sothern of Worsley on behalf of The Duke of Bridgewater
To sell house and 32 acres in Lym held under a lease from Henry Cornwell Leigh, esqre

[no title]  E(B) 1438  2 October 1790

Sigs - also a second signature of Maria stuck on Paper

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) Richard Powell of The Royal Observatory Greenwich Park, London and Maria his wife, late Maris Beckford, spinster to
(2) William Farrimond of Pemberton, Lancs, yeoman
Of messuage called Green's House and closes in Pemberton
For one life (in the original lease by which (1) hold the premises)

[no title]  E(B) 1439  1 January 1799

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) James Milnes of Wakefield, York, esqre
John Love of Sheffield, merchant
Sarah Aldred of Sheffield, spinster to
(2) William Lowe of Monton in Barton, farmer
Of messuage in Monton in townships of Barton and Worsley and closes there (named)
For 15 years if estate of (1) as leaseholders so long continues
For £65.15.0
Endorsed:-
(b) agreement by Sarah Aldred that J. Gregory continue to hold the farm for three years after this lease expires, 25 October 1813 for £72 p.a.
(a) agreement to W. Lowe assigning the lease to James Jackson of Manchester, broker, not dated
(c) "The Rent to be recd. by the tenant from the Duke of Bridgewater and paid over to the lessors £65.0"/£72.0.0

[no title]  E(B) 1440  2 October 1803

Contents:
Indenture
(1) William Crompton of Westhoughton, yeoman to
(2) Thomas Partington of same, farmer
Of messuage and tenement in Westhoughton called Eatocks and also "The Common Close"
If the lives in the respective original indentures of lease so long live

[no title]  E(B) 1441  2 December 1809

Contents:
Copy of Will
Of James Meadows of Worsley
Wife Martha cottage at Newbury in Farnworth in the parish of Dean &c. for life
And then to his daughter Margaret wife of Charles Prince of Runcorn, Cheshire, farmer
Note of probate 13 October 1812

[no title]  E(B) 1442  undated

Contents:
Note of sheep delivered to T. Robson from Higher Runcorn Farm compared with entries in Charles Prince's book in 1812

[no title]  E(B) 1443  25 March 1813

Contents:
Account of sheep sent to Runcorn Farm and sold during the year 1812-3 with certificate by Charles Prince that there are 157 left for which he owes the trustees of the Duke of Bridgewater 26/- each

[no title]  E(B) 1444a-c  25 March 1813

Contents:
(a) Inventory of goods of Charles Prince of Runcorn (£125)
(b) Assignment of his goods to the trustees of the Duke
(c) Assignment by Margaret Prince of her legacies under her father's will towards the debt of £204.2.0 due by her husband

[no title]  E(B) 1445  27 March 1813

Contents:
Draft Letter James Sothern, Morsley to R.H. Bradshaw M.P.
About a journey to Runcorn to discover how may sheep were missing and secure the amount due from Charles Prince, They have seized his effects, put him into an empty house next door and got Mrs. Prince to agree to assign her interest under her father's will to pay debts due to the trustees of the Duke of Bridgewater &c. &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1446  2 April 1813

Contents:
Indenture Assignment
(1) Charles Prince and Margaret his wife
(2) Robert Haldane Bradshaw of Worsley Hall esqre a devisee of the Duke of Bridgewater to
(3) Benjamin Sothern of Worsley, agent to the trustees
Of goods of (1) and all claims under will of Margaret's father, James Meadows

[no title]  E(B) 1447  11 December 1828

Contents:
Letter, James Meadows, Manchester to Mr. Sothern, Worsley
About income from 'the Newberry premises' due to Mrs. Prince but under an assignment to be paid to the trustees during her life unless the debt due to the trustees is paid

[no title]  E(B) 1448  25 April 1834

Contents:
Attached is a memorandum
Of state of account between Charles Prince and the trustees up to the death of his wife (13 March 1833) showing the furniture only fetched £73.14.4 and rents of cottages at Newbury £37.11.6 leaving £98.15.4 unpaid

[no title]  E(B) 1449  12 January 1819

Contents:
Copy indenture of lease
(1) James Lomax of Winton, farmer to
(2) George Lingard of Haslehurst within Worsley, farmer
Of messuage and 2 cottages at Haslehurst and closes (named)
For 14 years at £40 p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 1450  10 May 1820

Contents:
Indenture Lease
(1) Lynch Sidney Cotton of City of Chester esquire surviving lessee under the Dean & Chapter of Chester in trust for
(2) Philip Humberston of same, gent acting executor of Revd. Geo. Cotton, DL, Dean of Chester, Catherine Day Jackson of same, executor of Revd. Ri. Jackson DD a prebendary of Chester, Sir Thomas Mostyn of Mostyn, Flint, Bart., sole executor of Revd. Tho. Mostyn, another prebendary Thomas Ward of Neston, Cheshire, clk, a prebendary Judith Briggs of Gresford Denbigh widow and admix of Revd. J. Briggs a prebendary, Mascil Taylor of Chester, esquire representative by purchase from Revd. Geo. Travis a prebendary, Anne Pearce widow and Anne Pearce spinster of Lambeth Surrey, personal representatives of Revd. T. Pearce, DD a prebendary to
(3) Mary Manley of Chester, widow of Ralph Manley of Chester, merchant
For surrender of formerlease dated 10 August 1813 from T. Taylor and Edward Mainwaring esquires to Ralph Manley and for £150
Of Warehouse in Chester near the Ellesmere Canal and 2 houses with Counting house, cow house, &c. erected on land belonging to the Dean & Chapter of Chester and three other houses, wheelwrights and blacksmiths shops and free use of a Bason adjoining for all vessells
For 21 years at £60 p.a.

[no title]  E(B) 1451  11 August 1821

Contents:
Runcorn
Letter J. Varey to [R.H. Bradshaw esqre]
Reporting success of their joint efforts and enclosing Manley's lease
Apparently as security for money due to the trustees [of the Bridgwater estates?]

[no title]  E(B) 1452  20 April 1826

Contents:
Copy of Report of Chancery Master
In case Sir Archibald Macdonald Bart., Hon. and Most Revd. Edward Venables Vernon, Archbishop of York, and Robert Haldane Bradshaw esqre
-v- W. Bickford Jackson, W. Galsworthy, Chas. Carter and James Edward Jackson Riccard
About amount due for principal and interest to W. Galsworthy and Chas. Carter on a mortgage, the case having been referred to the master by a decree of the Court dated 15 May 1821
The property was in Portesham, Dorset and was conveyed to the plaintiffs on 16 November 1825

[no title]  E(B) 1453  1 July 1827

Contents:
Letter, J.E. Jackson Riccard
To
About his claim to a moiety of an estate at Portesham recently advertised for sale

[no title]  E(B) 1454  6 July 1827

Contents:
Printed Sale Catalogue of an estate at Portesham, Dorset
172 acres of pasture and 59 acres of arable and mansion house
With memo of sale by private contract to Mr. Manfeild, solicitor, at Dorchester for £5,775

[no title]  E(B) 1455  19 September 1826

Contents:
Indenture Assignment
(1) Thomas Bradshaw of Manchester, a son of James Bradshaw by Martha his wife
(2) James Sothern of Worsley, principle agent to the Duke of Bridgewater's trustees
Refers to indenture of 27/28 July 1795 of conveyance by Sarah and Oliver Ormrod to John Pilkington and Walker of a messuage called Foxstones and closes in Clinger, Lancs
And close in Worsthorn, Lancs
And another messuage and closes in Hurstwood
And two messuages &c. called The Greare and The Oaken Clough in Spotland
And two messuages &c. called Beafs in Spotland
And all mines and vein of coals and other minerals
On trust to sell and apply interest of one sixth of money for Martha Bradshaw for life and then to pay the one-sixth of money to her children at age of 21
And referring to appointment of Ri. Pilkington and Ri. Walker as additional trustees (8 October 1804) Now, Thomas Bradshaw is entitled to 1/3rd share as one of three children of Martha and is indebted to the Trustees of the Duke of Bridgewater
And so (1) conveys to (2) his 1/3rd share to secure £115 due to the trustees

[no title]  E(B) 1456  19 September 1826

Contents:
Copy of indenture

[no title]  E(B) 1457a  1826

Contents:
Legal bill for drawing up the deed

[no title]  E(B) 1457c  1826

Contents:
Note of amount owed by T. Bradshaw, (for slates delivered contrary to orders)

[no title]  E(B) 1457d  1826

Contents:
Note of amount owed by T. Bradshaw, (for slates delivered contrary to orders)

[no title]  E(B) 1457e  1826

Contents:
Letter, Jas. Eaton to Jas. Sothern

[no title or date]  E(B) 1457b

Contents:
Copy of 1457a

[no title]  E(B) 1457f  1855

Contents:
Also Correspondence in 1855 about the same

[no title]  E(B) 1458  c.1910?

Contents:
Schedule of title deeds to lands in the neighbourhood of Worsley purchased from 1760

Canal Account Books, Valuations etc 1759-1806  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1459  c.1760

91 pp.

Contents:
Detailed account of money paid for the Duke of Bridgewater's Navigation, June 1759 to December 1760 - chiefly labourers' wages, but containing other payments as for bricks &c. in John Gilbert's hand
pp. 90-91 contain a rough balance sheet referring to canal works at Worsley and Barton

[no title or date]  E(B) 1459/2

Contents:
A note of another account book of 1763-1765 (whereabouts not known)

[no title]  E(B) 1460  1760 to 1790

159 folios

Contents:
General account book of the chief agent with the Duke of Bridgewater from Xmas
Navigation, Collieries, Lime Works and Farms (chiefly totals taken from more detailed ledgers and account books). Also entries of payments and receipts in arrear from former years, payments of cash by bills and for land

[no title]  E(B) 1461  Midsummer 1759 to January 1806

72 folios

Contents:
General state of the Duke of Bridgewater's Navigation, Colliery, Lime and Farm concerns in Lancashire and Cheshire from
There are brief annual summaries showing how the debts incurred in making the navigations rose until the profits overtook the interest paid on them in 1786 and overtook the whole principal by 1806
On ff. 71 and 72 is a brief table of the annual profits of each section of the enterprise from 1806 to 1836 amounting to £2¼ million

[no title]  E(B) 1462  1760-1802

36 ff. used

Contents:
Payments for trespass and damages done by the Navigation, 1760-1802
Arranged by townships giving owners name, occupier compensated, amount &c.
Manchester to Preston the Hill Canal

[no title]  E(B) 1463  May 1769 to February 1776

Contents:
The Percivall's accounts with the Duke of Bridgewater
For payments made for trespasses in making the canal between Agden and Preston on the Hill, Cheshire
And a detailed particular of all the pieces of land taken, owners, lessees and undertenants' names being given

[no title]  E(B) 1464  8 March 1803

30 pp.

Contents:
Valuation of the estimated capital of the Duke of Bridgewater in Lancs and Cheshire, subject to a Duty of 20% imposed by Parliament
Values "rigged Flats", Lighters, coal, limestone, cattle, hay, corn, ropes, tar, iron, nails, timber, oakum &c. rails, cranes, steam engines, boats in deep levels, coal boats, waggons and carts, debts due &c.
The 'flats' are named, the other boats numbered

[no title]  E(B) 1465  1795-1801

40 pp. only used Book

Contents:
Payments on account of The Leigh Canal 18 June 1795 to 10 September 1801
Old "No. 39 (the 2nd)"
Expenses of obtaining the Canal Act and on digging the Canal between Leigh and Worsley

Miscellaneous Canal Documents 1720-1871  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1466  3 March 1801

Parcht.

Contents:
Minutes of meeting of 8 of the Commissioners under The Bridgewater Canal Acts held at the Unicorn in Altrincham
At which new commissioners are appointed in place of those dead
And at which the hearing of complaints by owners of land near Stretford is postponed until the next meeting (of damage by flooding on 18 August 1799)

[no title]  E(B) 1467  28 November 1806

Contents:
Copy of appointment
By Commissioners under The Act of 1761/2 for enabling Francis, Duke of Bridgewater to make a navigable canal from Longford Bridge in Stretford, Lancs, to the River Mersey at the Hempstones in Halton, Cheshire and under subsequent Acts
Of new Commissioners in place of those who have died

[no title]  E(B) 1468  4 August 1823

Contents:
Copy of proceedings of The Canal Commissioners (under Act of 2 Geo. III &c.) at a meeting held at the Unicorn in Altrincham
As to not appointing as Clerk any of the three persons proposed by the Trustees of the Duke of Bridgewater and as to obtaining the Lord Chancellor's opinion on the matter
With copy of covering letter to Capt. Bradshaw (the agent of the trustees)

[no title]  E(B) 1469  1823-1871

Contents:
Minute book of Canal Commissioners

[no title]  E(B) 1470&71  1847

Contents:
Appointments and lists of Commissioners

[no title]  E(B) 1472  10/11 April 1730

Contents:
Indenture Lease and Release
(1) Edmund Taylor of Manchester, chapman
To
(2) James Bayley, Francis Davenport, Jeremiah Bower, Wm. Hulme, Jeremiah Bradshaw, Michael Angier and Edmund Neild of Manchester, gentlemen, (the present Committee or managers of River Mercy and Irwell)
For £25.12.6
Of all those pieces of land as marked out from two closes in Hulme called Lower Wood feild and Sandy Land, 143 yards long by 2 yards next River Irwell

[no title]  E(B) 1473  25 March 1738

Contents:
Articles of Agreement for a lease
(1) Hon. James Cholmondeley of Rocksavage, Cheshire, Esquire to
(2) Jonathan Lees and Isaac Clegg of Manchester, Lancs merchants
Of all the royalty of part of River Mersey from upper end of Halton Marsh (excepting fish)
For 21 years at £3.3.0 p.a.
Endorsed with memo that the lease was the property of the Proprietors of the Navigation of the Rivers Mersey and Irwell (not dated)

[no title]  E(B) 1474  1720

Contents:
Printed
Act for Making the Rivers Mercy and Irwell navigable from Liverpool to Manchester
27 Geo. 1 C. 15

[no title]  E(B) 1475  1794

Contents:
Act for incorporating Proprietors of the Mercy and Irwell navigation
Abstract of lease and release
(1) Robert Hamilton and others, proprietors of shares in the navigation of the Rivers Mercy and Irwell
(2) William Marsden and others, purchasers
(3) Samuel Clowes the younger, eqre, T. Tipping esq, and W. Rigby esqre, (trustees for the purchasers)
For the sale of the navigation by virtue of the Act for making the Rivers navigable from Liverpool to Manchester
(As copied in 1843)

[no title]  E(B) 1476  25 May 1810

Sigs of Praed and Harvey

Contents:
Memorandum of Agreement
(1) William Praed esqre, Rt. Hon. John Sullivan and Charles Harvey esquire on behalf of the Proprietors of the Grand Junction Canal
(2) Robert Haldane Bradshaw of Worsley Hall, esquire, on behalf of the Trustees of the late Duke of Bridgewater's Canals in Cheshire and Lancashire
States that (2) have opposed the Bill for making a canal between The Grand Junction Canal at Buckby, Northants, and The Union Canal at Harborough, Leics, in case it led to goods being diverted from the Duke's canals
Now, on the insertion of a clause into the Bill indemnifying the Proprietors of the Trent and Mersey Canal against loss, (1) will ratify at the first General meeting after the Bill becomes law an undertaking not to encourage any proposals for extending canals north west of the River Trent through Derbyshire and Staffs &c. &c.
And will bring any such suggestion to the notice of (2) and try to prevent same

[no title]  E(B) 1477  16 July 1810

Seal of Canal Co.

Contents:
Ratification of an agreement
By the Company of Proprietors of The Grand Junction Canal
Of the agreement dated 25 May 1810

[no title]  E(B) 1478  27 March 1794

Contents:
Articles of Agreement indented
(1) T. Homer of Uxbridge, Mx. gent and
(2) Francis, Duke of Bridgewater
For sale for £105 of 10 shares in the Rochdale intended canal (part of 20 shares subscribed for by T. Homer)

[no title]  E(B) 1479a  13 June 1794

Sig.

Contents:
Bargain and Sale (deed poll)
Richard Homer of Newington, Surrey, gent to
Francis, Duke of Bridgewater
For £105
Of 10 shares in The Rochdale Canal Navigation

[no title]  E(B) 1479b  13 June 1794

Contents:
Another duplicate but on stamped paper

[no title]  E(B) 1480  16 March 1802

Seal of Company

Contents:
Rochdale Canal Company
Share certificate of Richard Homer of The India House, London
For 10 shares

[no title]  E(B) 1481  12 September 1803

Contents:
Copy of Bargain and Sale
By Richard Homer of Atherstone, Warw. gent
To the Earl of Bridgewater's exors or assigns
Of 10 shares in the Rochdale Canal Navigation
For 10/- (the original transfer to the late Duke having been lost)

[no title]  E(B) 1482  18th century

Contents:
Printed Plan of lands lying between Westminster Bridge and that of Black Fryers

[no title]  E(B) 1483  1789

Contents:
Printed plan of Intended Navigation on Rivers Soar and Wreak
From the Loughborough Navigation to Leicester and Melton Mowbray

[no title]  E(B) 1484  1792

Contents:
Printed Case of the Proprietors of the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations in opposition to the Selly Oak Canal now proposed with plan (by James Sheriff)
(Staffs and Worcs)

[no title]  E(B) 1485  undated

Contents:
Printed Plan of intended Turnpike Road from near Manchester to Hyde Lane Bridge

[no title]  E(B) 1486  c. 1818

watermark 1818

Contents:
Printed Plan of Intended Road from the Tunstall and Bosley turnpike at Gillow Hollow in Biddulph parish, Staffs, to the Congleton and Leek turnpike near Dane-in-Show Bridge, Cheshire

Maps of America and India 1775 - 1782  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1487  1782

Contents:
Map of India (NRO Map 3141)

[no title]  E(B) 1488  1777

Contents:
Map of Canada (NRO Map 2314)

[no title]  E(B) 1489  1775

Contents:
Map of Boston Harbour (NRO Map 2315)

[no title]  E(B) 1490  undated

Contents:
Map of Potomack and James Rivers (NRO Map 2316)

[no title]  E(B) 1491  1777

Contents:
Map of New Jersey Province (NRO Map 2317)

[no title]  E(B) 1492  1776

Contents:
Map of Hudson River (NRO Map 2318)

[no title]  E(B) 1493  1776

Contents:
Map of Rhode Island Harbour (NRO Map 2319)

[no title]  E(B) 1494  1775

Contents:
Map of Virginia and Maryland (NRO Map 2320)

[no title]  E(B) 1495  1776

Contents:
Map of New York and New Jersey Provinces (NRO Map 2321)

Bundles of correspondence 1835-56  [no ref. or date]

[no title]  E(B) 1496/1-595  1837 - 1846

Contents:
Correspondence addressed to Lord Francis Egerton, 1837-1846
1st bundle 1837 '1-41' x 3695

[no title]  E(B) 1496/1  30 January 1837

Contents:
James Loch, 12 Albermarle Street to Lord Francis Egerton
About offer to Mr. Ri. Smith of management of Bridgewater Canal and estates in Lancs and Cheshire as deputy superindendant and reasons for not asking him to give up his job with Lord Dudley's trustees; proposed salary qualifications of R. Smith's son for employment under him possibly in succession to Brommilow, the coal agent, and with a view to improving mining methods. Reorganization of the office, that at Worsley to be abolished and all work to be done at Manchester; changes of staff suggested.
Encloses draft letter to Smith

[no title]  E(B) 1496/2  11 February 1837

Contents:
David Bromilow, Worsley to Lord Francis Egerton, Bridgewater House, Lancs
Explains he resigned at end of 1836 his position of colliery and land agent to the trustees to manage his father's mines but at James Sothern's request continued to act as no successor had been appointed. Offers assistance

[no title]  E(B) 1496/3  3 March 1837

Contents:
James Loch, House of Commons to Lord Francis Egerton
Has seen Jas(?) Smith (accompanied by Milne his town agent) who was very nervous. They discussed whether in deeds now ready for execution Mr. Sothern's name should be altered to Loch's; whether he should continue to prosecute the Eatons. Question of taking Ri. Smith's son for a trial period as the father will probably be unable to accept the post. Money matters

[no title]  E(B) 1496/4  10 March 1837

Contents:
James Loch to Lord Francis Egerton
About profit ability of various main canals and losses on freight

[no title]  E(B) 1496/5  10 March 1837

Contents:
Memo of interview of James Loch and J. Crowther
Who hearing of Sothern's resignations (for which Lord Francis Egerton paid £45,000), offered himself as Lord Francis Egerton's Liverpool agent; how he could make the latter's canals profitable by reducing charges &c.; objections to these proposals, and to such an agent acting for traders as well as Lord Francis, Egerton,; need to check up on Crowther

[no title]  E(B) 1496/5X  21 March 1837

Contents:
Letter, 17 various Manchester merchants (or firms) to John Crowther
For Lord Francis Egerton or James Loch
Commending Crowther, broker at Liverpool, as suitable to manage Lord Francis Egerton's extensive concern

[no title]  E(B) 1496/6  25 March 1837

Contents:
Letter, J. Crowther, 7 Montague Place, Little Britain to Lord Francis Egerton
Recommending himself and offering advice on reduction of canal freight charges

[no title]  E(B) 1496/7  27 March 1837

Contents:
Letter James Loch to Lord Francis Egerton, Bridgewater House
About sums that J. Sothern has been wrongly permitted to put into an arrear and reasons given by Pendlebury. Smith's view that Pendlebury had been cheating Lord Francis, whose canals have lost coal trade

[no title]  E(B) 1496/8  2 April 1837

Contents:
Letter James Loch, Liverpool to Lord Francis Egerton, Bridgewater House
Negotiations with the Town Clerk of Liverpool and other interested parties concerning the navigation and river, and proposed improvements with opinions of various engineers thereon.
Too many account books kept at the office, preventing a clear picture emerging
Has inquired into the nature and reasons for J. Sothern's debt
Lansdale grateful for being allowed to retire
Pleased with young Smith
Every exertion must be made to recover the trade

[no title]  E(B) 1496/9  3 April 1837

Contents:
James Loch, Duke's Dock, Liverpool to Lord Francis Egerton
The Batons acquitted

[no title]  E(B) 1496/10  17 April 1837

Contents:
Letter, J. Fallows, Worsley to Lord Francis Egerton
Master of Roe Green School. Complains the school buildings are too small. That the Sunday School has dwindled because of the superior accommodation of the Methodist Meeting House

[no title]  E(B) 1496/10a  14 March 1837

Contents:
Letter, J. Clare, Fairfield House, Warrington, to Lord Francis Egerton
About a pew in Eccles church

[no title]  E(B) 1496/11  13 April 1837

Contents:
Letter Rt. Lansdale, junior, Worsley to James Loch, 12 Albemarle Street
Encloses report of damage done by rabbits and other game on farms in hand for year 1836. 4,952 sold at Manchester between 26 October 1836 and 27 March 1837
Report on damage done by rabbits
Worsley Old Farm
Moss House Farms
Booth Hall Farms
Malkins Wood Farm
Worsley Farm
Also number of men employed as gamekeepers and their wages (£502.6.3) and 921 bushels of oats used by them

[no title]  E(B) 1496/12  22 April 1837

Contents:
Letter, Rt. Lansdale, junior, Worsley to Lord Francis Egerton, Bridgewater House
Have destroyed majority of rabbits since October 1836 but not desinable to try to catch rest as it would disturb the pheasants and partridges rests.
Give names of keepers it is intended to keep on.
Chief Keeper, Peter Berry reports good stock of pheasants

[no title]  E(B) 1496/13  3 May 1837

Contents:
Letter J. Loch to Lord Francis Egerton
Enclosing some papers with his answers - the Committee mentioned (disparingly)
Discloses his interests in chief insurance companies in case Lord Francis Egerton decided on insuring J...... for a job

[no title]  E(B) 1496/14  8 May 1837

Contents:
Letter J. Loch to Lord Francis Egerton, Oaklands
Consisting of a copy of a letter from Ri. Smith to James Loch
Comments on comparative freight charges of the Dukes Canal, The Railway and the Old Quarry and reductions made by Lord Francis in respect of his agreement with the Independent Carriers being out of proportion

[no title]  E(B) 1496/15  11 May 1837

Contents:
Copy of letter, J. Loch 12 Albemarle Street to Ri. Smith
Comments on the negotiations - sorry Smith has brought the Railway into them. The Old Quarry whilst making the Railway the scapegoat actually levelled their measures against the Independent Carriers and the Br. Canal
Gives figures of tonnage carried by the Trustees between Manchester and Liverpool from 1831 to 1836 and comments on whether railway freight is profitable

[no title]  E(B) 1496/16  12 May 1837

Contents:
Letter Jas. Tonge, Runcorn to Lord Francis Egerton
Opinions on the Irish Trade, Since Worsley Coal ceased to come the Irish Colliers buy it off the Old Quarry Co. Suggests sending coal, again to get back the imported grain trade for the canal
Encloses 3 statement on costs of coal, transport &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1496/16X  13 May 1837

Contents:
Letter J. Loch to Lord Francis Egerton
It consists of a table of 39 items of goods and present rates charged by Old Quarry, Railway, The Duke and Lord Francis Egerton with extra columns for Sunday reductions made

[no title]  E(B) 1496/17  19 May 1837

Contents:
Letter, Geo. Marsden, Br. Canal office, Manchester to Lord Francis Egerton, Bridgewater House
About Irish Coal trade

[no title]  E(B) 1496/18  24 May 1837

Contents:
Letter, Archibald Prentice, Ducie Place, Manchester to Lord Francis Egerton
Enclosing a draft article in The Manchester Times of 27th about advantages of the canals over the railways

[no title]  E(B) 1496/19  30 May 1837

Contents:
Letter, James Sothern
[To Lord Francis Egerton]
Intends to leave Worsley Hall by July 1st two months early
Offers services

[no title]  E(B) 1496/20  6 June 1837

Contents:
Letter James Loch to Lord Francis Egerton

[no title]  E(B) 1496/21  12 June 1837

Contents:
Letter, James Loch to Lord Francis Egerton
About purchase of Johnson's field
Rochdale Tunnel
Runcorn Warehouses
Canal boats
Street Commissioners
Brackley Lock up house

[no title]  E(B) 1496/22  15 June 1837

Contents:
About salaries of various agents

[no title]  E(B) 1496/23  21 June 1837

Contents:
Letter, J. Loch to Lord Francis Egerton
Lord Francis Egerton's lameness
Smith ordered to report on Sunday traffic of flats
Has got railway to advertise for their Locomotive power - to contract for haulage was one of our favourite objects
The Old River are going to be off after all and have applied to the Railway road to raise their fares ....

[no title]  E(B) 1496/24  24 June 1837

Contents:
Letter James Loch to Lord Francis Egerton
Has offered job of Cashier to Hathorn who proposes his younger brother for his place.. Suggests [H] comes as J. Loch's clerk to get to know Lansdale and then go north to clean off the Naworth and Sutherland accounts &c. and start in the new year in Lancs.
Will meet Francis Egerton at N. Mimard

[no title]  E(B) 1496/25  1 July 1837

Contents:
Letter, James Loch, Dunchurch to Lord Francis Egerton
Brackley church chancel window needs new mullions
Describes how he walked all over the estate and visited all the houses (details)
No head manager has been over since Mr. Gilbert's time
Butter twice a week to London - underground furrow draining would benefit the estate enormously
Buildings delapidated - suggests gradually rebuilding in a better position
The house in the middle of the street far nicer than expected

[no title]  E(B) 1496/26  8 August 1837

Contents:
List of voters for S. Lancashire (names and places of residence)
At the end 7 names of those who qualified as voters this year and tenants of Lord Francis Egerton

[no title]  E(B) 1496/27  19 August 1837

Contents:
Letter, Chas. Pountney, 5 Princes St. Manchester to Lord Francis Egerton, Worsley Hall
His ideas as to how to purify the water in the Bridgewater Canal
A stream discharges waste dye of several hat manufacturers into the canal - The Corn Brook at Hulme
Also R. Medlock is foul &c. &c.

[no title]  E(B) 1496/28  6 September 1837

Contents:
Copy Letter, Rt. 'L' jun. Worsley to Lord Francis Egerton
About Jas. Buttersby's permit to shoot game for Worsley Hall on the Woolden estate
And telling him that now Mr. Trafford would do so but that he could still take the rabbits
J.B. now asks to take rabbits at Westhaughton and Hindley

[no title]  E(B) 1496/29  8 September 1837

Contents:
Letter, R. Twedell, Halton Passage to Lord Francis Egerton
Thanks for speedy measures taken to suppress Sunday traffic on the Bridgewater Canal.
Thanks for excellent address to inhabitants of Worsley on coming into the property

[no title]  E(B) 1496/30  20 September 1837

Contents:
Copy
Report by T.O. Lingard to Mersey and Irwell Co.
Suggests timing the Packet Boats so that they do not ply during hours of divine service on Sundays

[no title]  E(B) 1496/31  20 September 1837

Contents:
Copy
Letter, G.S. Fereday Smith, Buxton to James Loch, M.P.
Comments on Loch's proposed reform of the adminstration of the estate
Very detailed with Loch's comments in the margin

Note: Letter 515 of 1845 contains litho's of Brindley's account book 1762


[no title]  E(B) 1497/1-573  1835-49

Contents:
Bundles of correspondence

[no title]  E(B) 1498/1-628  1835-1856

Contents:
Letters from Churches, Charities, Literary Institutions &c. mostly asking for money or patronage

[no title]  E(B) 1498/629-813  1845-56

Contents:
Letters relating to Churches, Schools &c. connected with the Ellesmere estate

[no title]  E(B) 1500/1-402  1848-1856

Contents:
Begging Letters from individuals
Addressed to Lord Francis Egerton, later Earl of Ellesmere with notes endorsed as to what his secretary was to reply.

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