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Reference 48/25
Covering dates 1450-1874
Held by North Devon Record Office
Extent 18 Series
Source of acquisition Accession number 48/25
Deposited by Messrs Chanter, Burrington, and Foster,
Bridge Chambers,
Barnstaple,
Devon.
Creators Chichester family of Devon

Contents:
A collection of documents, mainly deeds and leases relating to the Chichester family, and various other families in Devon



Deeds relating to lands in North Stroxworthy (in Woolfardisworthy parish)  48/25/1  1599-1833

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/1  17 May 1599

Contents:
41 Elizabeth I
Feofment (copy).
(1) John Eare of West Down, gent.
(2) Richard Webber (or Webbe), of Woolfardisworthy, husbandman.
Lands in North Stroxworthy, and in Huddisford.
Consideration: £95.
Endorsed with note that seisin of the premises was given, 28 May, 1599.
Copy made before 1649.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/2  12 June, 1611

Contents:
9 James I
Lease for 99 years, or 2 lives, in reversion.
(1) Richard Webbe of Woolfardisworthy, yeoman.
(2) Thomas Peckerd, the younger, of Woolfardisworthy, groom, and Agnes Neale, daughter of Richard Neale, of Bradworthy.
Messuage and tenement in North Stroxworthy, occupied by Thomas Peckerd the elder, father of Thomas Peckerd the younger.
Consideration: surrender of previous lease in reversion of the premises.
Rent: 14s.
Heriot: best beast.
Lives: Agnes Neale,
George Peckerd, son of John Peckerd
In reversion of Thomas Peckerd the elder,
Thomasine his wife,
Thomas Peckerd the younger.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/3  29 January, 1623/24

Contents:
21 James I
Feofment in trust.
(1) Richard Webbe of Woolfardisworthy, husbandman.
(2) Robert Praunce of Woolfardisworthy, yeoman, and George Myddelton, of Bideford, yeoman.
All lands of (1) in North Stroxworthy.
Recites that the premises are conveyed to (2), in trust for (1) during his life, and then in trust for Edward Webbe, son of (1).
Consideration: Natural affection of (1) for Edward Webbe.
Endorsed with memorandum that Thomasine Peckard, widow, tenant of the premises attorned to the feoffees, 6 February, 1623/24.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/4  28 March 1634

Contents:
10 Charles I
Feofment in trust.
(1) Edward Webbe of Woolfardisworthy, yeoman.
(2) Thomas Prust of Woolfardisworthy, gent., and William Widdicombe of Hartland, gent.
Lands in North Stroxworthy, in the occupation of Thomas Pickerd.
Recites that the premises are conveyed to (2) in trust for (1) and his wife Wilmot, and the heirs of their bodies.
Consideration: marriage between (1) and his wife Wilmot, and desire of (1) to provide for Wilmot if she survive him.
Endorsed with memorandum that Thomas Pickerd, tenant of the premises attorned to Thomas Prust, 6 June, 1634.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/5  20 March 1648/49

Contents:
Feofment.
(1) Edward Webbe (or Webber) of Woolfardisworthy, yeoman, and Wilmot his wife.
(2) Thomas Pickard of Woolfardisworthy, husbandman.
Lands and messuages (not described), in the occupation of Agnes Pickard, in North Stroxworthy.
Consideration: £120.
Endorsed with memorandum that Agnes Pickard, as lessee of the premises, attorned to (1) on 21 March, 1648/49.

[no title]  48/25/1/6  20 March 1648/49

Contents:
Bond.
(1) Edward Webbe of Woolfardisworthy, yeoman.
(2) Thomas Pickard of Woolfardisworthy, husbandman.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/7  1 May, 1653

Contents:
Deed Poll,
By Thomas Pickard of Woolfardisworthy, bachelor, granting to William Denis all Thomas Pichard's land in North Stroxworthy, formerly bought from Edward Webbe, to hold to the use of Thomas Pickard, his intended wife Pascha Denis, and their heirs.
Fragment of seal of Thomas Pickard.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/8  6 November 1699

Contents:
11 William III
Feofment, in trust.
(1) Thomas Pickard the elder of Woolfardisworthy, yeoman.
(2) Thomas Prust of Parkham, yeoman.
Lands and messuages in North Stroxworthy.
Consideration: intended marriage between Thomas Pickard the younger son of (1), and Joan Pow, widow, sister of (2).
Recites that (1) is enfeoffed with the premises, in trust for Thomas Pickard, his intended wife Joan, and their issue.
Endorsed with memorandum that seisin was given, 20 November, 1699.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/9a,b  20, 21 April 1725

Contents:
11 George I
Lease and release, in trust.
(1) Thomas Peckard of Woolfardisworthy, yeoman.
(2) Thomasin Pridham of Woolfardisworthy and Thomasin Peckard of Westleigh, widows.
(3) Mary Peckard, daughter of Thomasin Peckard.
Lands and tenements in North Stroxworthy, late occupied by Agnes Peckard, but now possessed by (1).
Consideration: 5s., and natural affection of (1) for (3).
Recites that the premises are released to (2), in trust for (1) during his life, and then in trust for (3) and her issue.

[no title]  48/25/1/10  13 July 1741

Contents:
15 George II
Bond.
(1) Thomas Crocker of Fremington, yeoman.
(2) Elizabeth Servant of Barnstaple, widow.
£60.
Paper.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/11a,b  13, 14 October, 1741

Contents:
15 George II
Lease and release (to lead the uses of a recovery).
(1) Thomas Crocker of Fremington, yeoman, and Thomasin his wife.
(2) Joseph Limebear of Lyons Inn, London, gent.
(3) Henry Beard of Fremington, yeoman.
Messuage and tenement in North Stroxworthy, in possession of Thomas Crocker.
Recites that the premises are released to (2), so that he may suffer a recovery, to be sued out by (3), and that the recovery shall enure to (3).

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/12  28 November, 1741

Contents:
15 George II
Exemplification of a common recovery.
Demandant: Henry Beard.
Tenant: Joseph Limebeare, gent.
Vouchee: Thomas Crocker and Thomasine his wife.
Common Vouchee: Samuel Ward.
One messuage, one garden, 20 acres land, 4 acres meadow, 20 acres pasture, and one quarter of 100 acres of moor, in North Stroxworthy.
Seal of Common Pleas, slightly damaged.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/13  7 December 1741

Contents:
15 George II
Mortgage for £50, by lease for 500 years.
(1) Thomas Crocker of Fremington, yeoman.
(2) Elizabeth Servant of Barnstaple, widow.
Messuage and tenement in North Stroxworthy.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/14  8 December 1743

Contents:
17 George II
Assignment of Mortgage.
(1) Elizabeth Servant of Barnstaple, widow.
(2) John Vowler of Exeter, esq.
Messuage and tenement in North Stroxworthy.
Consideration: £515.
Recites that the premises were mortgaged to (1) by Thomas Crocker, by deed of 7 December, 1741.

SWIMBRIDGE, WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/15a,b  26, 27 May, 1762

Contents:
2 George III
Marriage settlement, by lease and release.
(1) Richard Mooreman of Swimbridge, yeoman.
(2) Mary Crocker of Swimbridge, one of the 2 daughters and heirs of Thomas Crocker, deceased.
(3) William Langdon the younger of Heanton Punchardon, yeoman, and George Crocker the younger of Fremington, limeburner, trustees.
Leasehold messuage and tenement called Chuggaton, and a moiety of the tenement called North Stroxworthy, and one third of a dwelling house in Joy Street, Barnstaple.
Consideration: intended marriage, 10s., paid by (3) to (1), and 10s. paid by (3) to (2).
Recites that (1) is the lessee of Chuggaton, and (2) is the owner of the premises in Barnstaple and Woolfardisworthy.

[no title]  48/25/1/16  17 February, 1772

Contents:
12 George III
Bond.
(1) Thomas Lancey of Barnstaple, mariner.
(2) John Vellacott, senior, of Heanton Punchardon.
£200.
Paper

[no title]  48/25/1/17  12 October 1792

Contents:
Deed Poll,
By William Moorman of Bishop's Tawton, yeoman, Agnes Moorman and Mary Moorman, both of Bishop's Tawton, spinsters, and John Crocker of Bideford husbandman, releasing Stephen Crocker from all further liability towards them in his capacity as surviving executor of the will of Elizabeth Vellacott.
Recites that under the will of Agnes Vellacott, dated 11 April, 1772, Agnes, Mary, and William Moorman, and John Crocker, (together with Richard Moorman, since deceased), were the residuary legatees.
Paper.

[no title]  48/25/1/18  12 October 1792

Contents:
Bond
(1) William Moorman of Bishop's Tawton, yeoman, Agnes Moorman and Mary Moorman, both of Bishop's Tawton, spinster, John Grocker of Bideford, husbandman, and Richard Moorman of Bishop's Tawton, yeoman.
(2) Stephen Crocker of Fremington, yeoman.
£206.
Bond to be void if (1) save (2) harmless from any claims made by the representatives of William Vellacott, deceased.
Paper.

BARNSTAPLE; WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/19  12 October, 1792

Contents:
Schedule of deeds,
Relating to an estate called Stroxworthy, and to a dwelling house in Joy Street, Barnstaple, belonging to Richard Norman and John Crocker.
Lists deeds 1599-1738.
Paper.

BARNSTAPLE, WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland), BICKINGTON.  48/25/1/20  13 January 1796; Proved 6 December, 1804

Contents:
Will (copy),
Of John Croaker of Fremington, of the Sussex Light Dragoons, bequeathing:-
(1) Tenement called Stroxworthy, and a moiety of a house in Joy Street, Barnstaple, to Mary Crocker.
(2) A house in Bickington to Sarah, wife of John Leworthy of Barnstaple.
(3) All remaining estate to Elizabeth Crocker.
Stephen Crocker appointed executor.
Stephen Crocker appointed executor.
Certificate of probate, in the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, attached.

WOOLFARDISWORTHY (Hartland).  48/25/1/21a,b  27, 28 March 1833

Contents:
Marriage settlement, by lease and release.
(1) Mary Berry the younger of Bishop's Tawton, spinster.
(2) William Babbage late of Burrington, but now of the New Kent Road, Surrey, surgeon.
(3) Stephen Crocker of Fremington, gent., and William Langdon the younger of Eastacombe, in Heanton Punchardon parish, gent., trustees
Moiety of a tenement called North Stroxworthy.
Consideration: 5s., paid by (3) to (1), and intended marriage.

Deeds relating to Coddon Farm, at Bishops Tawton  48/25/2  1833-66

BISHOP'S TAWTON.  48/25/2/1  27 Mach 1833

Contents:
Lease for a year (copy) (Release missing).
(1) Mary Berry the elder of Bishop's Tawton, widow, and Mary Berry the younger of North Tawton, spinster.
(2) Laurence Desborough of Bucklersbury, London, gent.
Farm called Coddon, and a field called Coddon Hill or Coddon Down.
Consideration: 5s.
Peppercorn rent.
Paper.

BISHOP'S TAWTON  48/25/2/2  16 April 1833

Contents:
Demise for 99 years or 2 lives in trust (copy).
(1) Mary Berry the elder of Bishop's Tawton, widow.
(2) Mary Berry the younger of Bishop's Tawton, spinster, daughter of (1).
(3) Stephen Crocker of Fremington, gent., and Josias Weeks of Newport, in Bishop's Tawton parish, gent.
Farm called Coddon.
Lives: (Mary Berry the Elder
(Mary Berry the younger.
Consideration: 5s.
Recites that the premises are conveyed by (1) to (3) in trust as to one moiety for (1), and in trust as to the other moiety for (2).
Paper.

BISHOPS TAWTON.  48/25/2/3,a-e  1863 - 1866

Contents:
All paper.

[no title]  48/25/2/3/(a)  1863-1864

3 documents.

Contents:
Receipts for highway and poor rates, levied on Coddon Farm, and paid by Mrs. Berry

[no title]  48/25/2/3/(b)  1864-1865

5 documents.

Contents:
Receipts for highway, poor, and church rates, levied on Coddon Farm, and paid by Mrs. Babbage

[no title]  48/25/2/3/(c)  1864-65

Contents:
Account, from W. Geydon to Mrs. Babbage, for building repairs (? at Coddon Farm)

[no title or date]  48/25/2/3/(d)

Contents:
Receipt (copy), for £15. 3s. 9d., paid by W. Gaydon on account, for the rent of Coddon Farm.

[no title]  48/25/2/3/(e)  1865

2 documents.

Contents:
Receipts for income tax, paid by William Gaydon

4 Documents relating to Barnstaple  48/25/3  1829-1831

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/3/1  1 January 1829

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement.
(1) Charles Wills.
(2) William Gribble of Barnstaple, gent.
(1) agrees to sub-let to (2) a garden rented by (1) from John Barrow.
Paper.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/3/2  25 August 1829

Contents:
Articles of agreement.
(1) Ann Barrow of Barnstaple, widow.
(2) William Gribble of Barnstaple.
Recites that (1) agrees to lease to (2) a house and garden in Bell Meadow, for 21 years determinable on the life of (1), for £8 a year.
Paper.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/3/3  25 August 1829

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement.
(1) Edward Pellew Barrow.
(2) William Gribble.
(1) agrees to sell, and (2) agrees to buy, a reversion of a moiety of a house and garden (late possessed by John Barrow, and now by Ann Barrow), for £77. 10s.
Paper.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/3/4  1831

Contents:
Memorandum of agreement.
(1) John Barrow.
(2) William Gribble.
(1) agrees to sell to (2), for £88, the reversion of a house and garden in Bell Meadow. The reversion is expectant on the death of Ann Barrow.
Paper.

Deeds relating to property held by the Thorne and Ley families in Braunton (1732-1818), and in Charles (1732-1790).  48/25/4  1732 - 1818

BRAUNTON.  48/25/4/1/1  11 November 1732

Contents:
6 George II
Lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) George Smyth of Marwood, yeoman.
(2) Edward Smyth of Marwood, yeoman, and Susanna Smyth, daughter of (1).
One third part of a meadow called Waterleat.
Lives: Edward Smyth.
Lives: Susanna Smyth,
And their first born child.
Consideration: intended marriage between (2).
Rent: 4d.

BRAUNTON.  48/25/4/1/2  21 September, 1734

Contents:
8 George II
Lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) George Smyth of Marwood, yeoman.
(2) Edward Smyth of Marwood, yeoman, Susanna his wife, and Thomas their son.
One third of a meadow called Waterleate.
Consideration: Surrender of previous lease.
Rent: 4d.
Lives: The lessees.

BRAUNTON.  48/25/4/1/3a,b  12, 13 January, 1748/49

Contents:
22 George II
Lease and release.
(1) Christopher Hearding the elder of Heanton Punchardon (brother and heir of John Hearding, late of Ilfracombe, deceased), and his son and heir apparent, Christopher Hearding the younger.
(2) John Thorne, of Lee (in Marwood parish), gent.
One third part of three meadows or closes called Waterlake meadows, the whole of the meadows containing about 6½ acres.
Consideration: £30.

BRAUNTON  48/25/4/1/4  9 April 1792

Contents:
32 George III
Mortgage for £200, by lease for 1000 years.
(1) George Ley of Lee (in Marwood parish), esq., (nephew and heir of John Thorne, deceased).
(2) Peter Eastman of Barnstaple, yeoman.
Two thirds of three meadows called Waterlake meadows.

BRAUNTON.  48/25/4/1/5  19 June, 1799

Contents:
39 George III
Assignment of mortgage, for £200.
(1) Peter Eastman of Barnstaple, yeoman.
(2) George Ley of Lee House, (in Marwood parish), esq.
(3) James Joce of Swimbridge, lime burner.
Two thirds of 3 meadows called Waterlake Meadows.
Consideration: £200.
Recites that the premises were mortgaged by (2) to (1), by deed of 9 April, 1792.

BRAUNTON.  48/25/4/1/6a,b  25 November, 1812

Contents:
53 George III
Right and left hand indentures of a fine.
Thomas Hole, clerk, plaintiff.
George Smyth and Mary his wife. deforciants.
One third of 8 acres of meadow.
Plaintiff paid deforciants £60.

BRAUNTON.  48/25/4/1/7a,b  1, 2 January 1813

Contents:
53 George III
Lease and Release.
(1) William Mules of Marwood, clerk, and James Chamberlin of Barnstaple [...] malster, devisees under the will of George Ley, deceased.
(2) George Ley of Marwood, esq., son of George Ley the elder, deceased.
(3) Thomas Smyth of Marwood, yeoman.
(4) George Smyth of Marwood, yeoman, and Mary his wife.
(5) James Brayley of Swimbridge, yeoman, residuary legatee of James Joce, deceased.
(6) William Langdon of Heanton Punchardon, yeoman.
(7) Thomas Tanner of Barnstaple, gent.
3. meadows called Waterlake Meadows.
Consideration: £550.
Recites that a mortgage of two thirds of the premises made to James Joce (since deceased), has been paid off, (3) is lessee of one third of the premises, and (4) is owner of the same third. (1) are devisees of the remaining two thirds. The premises are conveyed to (6).

BRAUNTON.  48/25/4/1/8  2 January 1813

Contents:
53 George III
Bond.
(1) George Ley of Marwood, esq.
(2) William Langdon of Heanton Punchardon.
£633. 6s. 8d.
Bond to be void if (1) shall allow (2) to enjoy quietly two thirds of Waterlake Meadows.
Paper.

CHARLES  48/25/4/2/1  2 April 1732

Contents:
5 George II
Assignment of leases.
(1) Thomas Maunsell, late of Limerick, but now of Thorpe Malsor (Northants). esq., Philip Ridgate of Dublin, doctor of laws, and Robert Andrews of Barnstaple, gent., as administrators of the goods of John Stevens, deceased.
(2) John Ley of Natson (in Tawstock parish), yeoman.
Close called Thorn Park.
Consideration: £220.
Recites that the premises were leased, for 2,000 years (by way of mortgage), by deed of 9 November, 1664, which mortgage was later foreclosed, and the premises were further leased, for 1000 years, (by way of mortgage), by John Stevens, (since deceased) by deed of 18 July, 1684.
The deed gives details of chief rents owed from the manor of Charles to Okehampton Castle.

CHARLES, LINTON  48/25/4/2/2  25 March 1772

Contents:
12 George III
Assignment of leases, for 2000 years, and for 1000 years.
(1) John Budd of Landkey, gent.
(2) John Thorne of Landkey, yeoman.
Close called Thorne Park, in Charles parish.
Consideration: 5s.
Recites that (2) has covenanted to assign to (1) a lease for 1000 years of a moiety of land called Six Acres at Linton.

CHARLES  48/25/4/2/4  17 August 1797

Contents:
37 George III
Assignment of leases, for 2000 years and 1000 years.
(1) Richard Seldon of Landkey, yeoman.
(2) Richard Cawsey of Pilton, yeoman.
One sixth share of Thorne Park.
Consideration: £100.
Recites that (1) is possessed of the premises under the will of John Thorne, late of Landkey, deceased.

CHARLES, BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/4/2/5  29 March 1805

Contents:
45 George III
Assignment of leases for 2000 years and 1000 years.
(1) Elizabeth Seldon of Landkey, widow, relict and administratrix of Thomas Seldon, deceased.
(2) John Seldon of Bratton Fleming, yeoman, Christopher Seldon of Landkey, yeoman, Robert Cawsey of Pilton, yeoman, and Mary his wife, and Richard Seldon of Landkey, yeoman (John, Richard and Christopher Seldon, and Mary Cawsey, being next of kin of Thomas Seldon, who died intestate).
Moiety of a sixth share of Thorn Park, in Charles Parish.
Consideration: 5s., and undertaking by (2) to assign to (1) 2 leases for 500 years and 1000 years, of a moiety of a field near Maidenford in Barnstaple Parish.

CHARLES  48/25/4/2/6  25 September 1807

Contents:
47 George III
Assignment of leases, for 2000 years and 1000 years.
(1) Christopher Seldon of Landkey, yeoman.
(2) Robert Cawsey of Pilton, yeoman.
One sixth and one fourth of a sixth, of Thorne Park.
Consideration: £150.
Recites that (1) inherited one fourth of one sixth of the premises from Thomas Seldon, deceased.

CHARLES  48/25/4/2/7  18 October 1807

Contents:
47 George III
Assignment of leases, for 2000 years and 1000 years.
(1) Richard Seldon of Landkey, yeoman.
(2) Robert Cawsey of Pilton, yeoman.
One fourth of one sixth of Thorne Park.
Recites that the premises were once possessed by Thomas Seldon.

CHARLES  48/25/4/2/8  24 June 1811

Contents:
51 George III
Assignment of leases for 2000 years and 1000 years.
(1) Robert Cawsey of Upcott, in Pilton parish, gent.
(2) John Seldon of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
Eleven twentyfourths of Thorne Park.
Consideration: £595. 16s. 8d.

CHARLES  48/25/4/2/9  6 December 1811

Contents:
52 George III
Mortgage for £750, by assignment of leases for 2000 and 1000 years.
(1) John Seldon of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
(2) William Snell of Fremington, and Michael Cooke of St. Giles, gents.
Five sixths of Thorne Park.
Endorsed with memorandum that the principal and interest(£822. 11s) was repaid; 27 March, 1826.

CHARLES  48/25/4/2/10  21 April 1826

Contents:
Assignment of leases for 2000 and 1000 years.
(1) William Snell of Fremington, and Michael Cooke of St. Giles, gents.
(2) John Seldon of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
(3) Jacob Gill of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
Five sixths of Thorne Park.
Consideration: £950 paid by (3) to (2), and 10s., paid by (3) to (1).

CHARLES  48/25/4/2/11  12 April 1827

Contents:
Assignment of leases for 2000 and 1000 years.
(1) Robert Cawsey of Atherington, gent., and Mary his wife.
(2) Jacob Gill of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
One sixth of Thorne Park.
Consideration: £220.

Documents concerning the Rogers family of East Down and Tawstock  48/25/5  1703-1784

SOUTH TAWTON.  48/25/5/1  Hilary Term 1647/48

Contents:
23 Charles I
Left Hand indenture of a fine.
[illegible [...] ? William] Battishell, gent., querant.
John Howe, esq., deforciant.
Borough of South Zeal, the hundred of South Tawton, 4 messuages, 3 acres land, one acre meadow, 2 acres pasture, 6 acres furze and heath, and £6. 6s.8 rent in South Tawton.
Querant paid deforciant £200
Ink flaking.

SOUTH TAWTON.  48/25/5/2a,b  Easter Term, 1669

Contents:
21 Charles II.
Right and left hand indentures of a fine
Roger Battishill, gent., querant.
Henry Pollesland and Anne his wife. deforciants.
4 acres land in South Parke, Dibhouse, and South Tawton.
Querant paid deforciants £41.

SOUTH TAWTON.  48/25/5/3  Trinity Term, 1675

Contents:
27 [...] Charles II
Left hand indenture of a fine.
Robert Hele, gent., querant.
William Crocker and Agnes his wife, deforciants.
One messuage, one burgage, one garden, and one acre of meadow in South Zeal borough and South Tawton.
Querant paid deforciants £60.

SOUTH TAWTON  48/25/5/4  1702

Contents:
List of free tenants of the manors of South Zeal and South Tawton.

SOUTH TAWTON.  48/25/5/5a,b  1702

Contents:
'A particular of the Leased out Premises and Valuation of the Hundred Manors and Borough of South Tawton and South Zeal'.
Lists tenants, their holdings (with acreage), number of lives on leases, rent, heriots, yearly value of holdings, and value of the reversion of the freehold. There are lists of the free tenants of the manors of South Zeal and South Tawton.
2 copies, one incomplete.
Paper.

SOUTH TAWTON.  48/25/5/6  [About 1750]

Contents:
Note
Addressed to George Fursdon, Esq., giving the rent due from several tenants.
Unsigned.
Paper.

SOUTH TAWTON  48/25/5/7  [About 1750]

Contents:
Abstract,
Of leases granted for lives in the manor of South Zeal (apparently to tenants of George Fursdon).
Paper.

SOUTH TAWTON  48/25/5/8  [About 1750]

Contents:
Abstract,
Of leases granted for lives in the manor of South Zeal.
(Apparently to tenants of George Fursdon).
Paper.

SOUTH TAWTON, CHAGFORD.  48/25/5/9  [About 1750]

Contents:
List of tenants, with holdings named, at South Zeal, and at Collerew.
(i.e., at Cullaton in Chagford parish).
(Probably the tenants of George Fursdon).
Paper.

SOUTH TAWTON  48/25/5/10  [About 1750]

Contents:
List of tenants, listing lives remaining on their leases.
(Probably the tenants of George Fursdon).
Paper.

SOUTH TAWTON  48/25/5/11  [About 1755]

Contents:
Survey,
Of tenements at South Zeal, giving tenants' names and rents due.
Additions have been made for the years 1757-61, bringing the survey up to date.
A small paper book.

SOUTH TAWTON.  48/25/5/12a,b  1757

Contents:
(a) List of leases sent to Mr. Whitfield, 24 March, 1757.
(b) Receipt for 18s., from George Fursdon to Edward Whitefield, in payment for repairs, including repairs to South Zeal pound. 29 April, 1757.
Both paper.

SOUTH TAWTON.  48/25/5/13  [About 1757]

Contents:
List of rents, and arrears, owed by tenants of the Manors of South Zeal and South Tawton.
Paper.

SOUTH TAWTON  48/25/5/14  25 May 1759

Contents:
Promissory note.
John Hill and George Drew promise to pay 1s., each to George Fursdon, esq., Lord of the Manor and Royalty of South Zeal, and parish of South Tawton, or to his agent, John Yolland of South Zeal, butcher, for diverting the water from Dartmoor through the borough of South Zeal into South Tawton Church Town.
Paper.

SOUTH TAWTON.  48/25/5/15  [About 1760

Contents:
List of tenants and their holdings at South Zeal.
(Probably the tenants of George Fursdon).
Paper

SOUTH TAWTON, CHAGFORD.  48/25/5/16a-l  1763-66

Contents:
Letter to George Fursdon, esq.
All paper.

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(a)  26 July, 1763

Contents:
From William Williams, discussing the prospects of recovering certain quit rents, and discussing the details of Fursdon's title to some unspecified property.

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(b)  3 August, 1763

Contents:
From Edward Whitefield, forwarding old rent rolls of South Zeal Manor, and detailing steps to obtain copies of certain leases (apparently of lands in South Zeal).

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(c)  15 November, 1763

Contents:
From Edward Whitefield, asking for arrangements to be made to execute certain releases.

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(d)  16 August, 1763

Contents:
From John Yolland, detailing steps taken to ascertain the extent of Fursdon's estates at Cullaton (Chagford)

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(e)  20 November, 1763

Contents:
From John Yolland, discussing a lease of Rowe's House (?at South Zeal).

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(f)  3 March, 1765

Contents:
From John Yolland, discussing rents payable to Fursdon from South Zeal.

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(g)  23 May, 1766

Contents:
From John Yolland, detailing circumstances about leases of property at South Zeal.

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(h)  17 November, 1766

Contents:
From John Yolland, stating that John Lambert wishes to buy a tenement at South Zeal.

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(i)  25 Dec. 1766

Contents:
Note about rents and leases of property at South Zeal.
Unsigned.

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(j)  12 February, 1767

Contents:
From John Yolland, describing sales made of property at South Zeal and Sticle Bath Bridge.

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(k)  16 February, 1767

Contents:
Letter to John Yolland, (apparently from George Fursdon), detailing rents to be fixed for property at South Zeal and Stickle Path Bridge and expressing a desire to sell the property to sitting tenants.
Unsigned.

[no title]  48/25/5/16/(l)  17 October, 1766

Contents:
Memorandum that Richard Underhill has leased from George Fursdon land called Middle Ska ( [...] ? at South Zeal).

SOUTH TAWTON  48/25/5/16/17  1895

Contents:
List of Chief rents, due from tenants at South Zeal.
Paper book with limp covers.

Deeds relating to tenements in East Down  48/25/6  1633-1810

EAST DOWN.  48/25/6/1  2 August 1633

Contents:
9 Charles I
Lease for 300 years in reversion.
(1) John Ley of East Down, gent., and Ruth his wife.
(2) Hugh Hamont of East Down, yeoman.
A messuage, with 2 houses, shippen, and barn, known as Clapham's house, four closes called the Ragges, containing 8 acres, on the north side of the road from Churchill to Okewill, and a close on the south of the road, containing 3½ acres, all being in Churchill, with common of pasture on South Down common, one day's mowing of fearns on the common, one day's cutting of pit turves upon North Down common, and common of pasture for 2 pigs, yoked and ringed, in Churchill town place.
In reversion of the lives of lessee's sister Sedwill (wife of (John Hearde), Sedwill's son John Fairchilde, and John Fairchilde's wife Comforte.
Consideration: £20.
Rent: 2d.

EAST DOWN  48/25/6/2  2 September 1653

Contents:
Feofment.
(1) John Ley of East Down, gent.
(2) William Hamont the elder, yeoman.
Clapham's tenement, 4 closes called the Ragges, a close containing 3½ acres, with common of pasture, liberty to cut turves and mow fearns, pasture for pigs in Churchill town place, all the lands lying in Churchill.
Consideration: £55.
No memorandum that seisin was taken.

EAST DOWN  48/25/6/3  4 March 1741/42

Contents:
15 George II
Mortgage, by lease for 1000 years.
(1) John Hammond of East Down, yeoman.
(2) Henry Beavis of Barnstaple, gent.
Premises as in 48/25/6/1.
Recites that the mortgage is to secure £80 and such other sums as (2) shall pay to meet debts owed by (1) to Audrey Elmistone, widow, and to Elizabeth Taylor.

EAST DOWN  48/25/6/4  25 March 1742

Contents:
15 George II
Deed of further charge for £200.
(1) John Hammond of East Down, yeoman.
(2) Henry Beavis of Barnstaple, gent.
Premises as in 48/25/6/1.

EAST DOWN  48/25/6/5a,b  29, 30 April 1742

Contents:
15 George II
Lease and release.
(1) John Hammond of East Down, yeoman.
(2) Joseph Limebear of Lyons Inn, Middlesex, and Joseph Nicholls of Chancery Lane, Middlesex, gent.
Messuage called Home tenement, Fairchilde's or Clapham's tenement, 4 closes called the Bagges, a close containing 3½ acres (all in Churchill), with common of pasture, and liberty to mow fearns and cut turves, and all messuages, lands, and woods at Churchill bought by (1) from William Saltren.
Consideration: 10s.
Recites that the premises are released to (2), so that a recovery may be suffered, for docking all entails of the premises. The recovery shall enure to the use of Henry Beavis for a term of 1000 years, and after the determination of that term, to the use of (1) and his heirs.

EAST DOWN  48/25/6/6  7 July 1742

Contents:
16 George II
Exemplification of a common recovery.
Demandant John Pine, esq.
Tenants Joseph Limebear and Joseph Nicholls, gents.
Vouchee John Hammond.
Common Vouchee Samuel Ward.
6 messuages, 12 gardens, 100 acres of land, 20 acres meadow, 100 acres pasture, five acres furze and heath, and common of pasture and turbary, in Churchill, Brockham, South Down, and North Down.
Seal missing.

EAST DOWN  48/25/6/7a,b  17, 18 August 1743

Contents:
17 George II
Lease and release.
(1) Robert Ward of East Down, yeoman, and Mary his wife (only sister and heir of John Hammond, deceased, son and heir of Andrew Hammond of East Down, yeoman, deceased).
(2) John Thorne, late of Pilton but now of Marwood, yeoman, and John Rogers of Pilton, yeoman, as trustees under the will of Adam Thorne, deceased.
(3) John Thorne of Marwood, gent.
(4) George Ley (son of George Ley of Marwood, gent., by Elizabeth, his late wife, sister of (3), and daughter of Adam Thorne, late of Manwood, deceased).
(5) Tobias Hawkes of Marwood, yeoman.
Home tenement, Clapham's tenement, closes called the Ragges, a close containing 3½ acres (all in Churchill), with common of pasture, and liberty to cut turves and mow fearns.
Consideration: £700.
Recites that the premises are released by (1) to (2). The £700 consideration is money bequeathed by Adam Thorne, deceased, to (2), in trust for (3) until (4) shall reach the age of 21, and then in trust for (4) and his heirs. The premises are to be held by (2), subject to the same trusts.

EAST DOWN  48/25/6/8  23 August 1745

Contents:
17 George II
Assignment of mortgage, by lease for 1000 years.
(1) Henry Beavis of Barnstaple, gent.
(2) Robert Ward of East Down, yeoman, and Mary his wife.
(3) Richard Harding of Marwood, clerk.
(4) John Thorne of East Down, yeoman, and John Rogers of Pilton, yeoman.
Premises as in 48/25/6/7.
Consideration: £647.11s.10½d.
The mortgage is assigned by (1) to (3), in trust, so that the term of 1000 years may attend the freehold.

[no title]  48/25/6/9  1768

Contents:
Questions, for legal opinion, as to the need for barring entails by a recovery in certain cases.
With an opinion by J. Short (dated 23 January, 1768) added, as to the need for a recovery.
Paper.

EAST DOWN.  48/25/6/10a,b  8, 9 May 1768

Contents:
8 George III
Lease and release
(1) Richard Harding, clerk, rector of Marwood.
(2) George Ley the younger, of Lee in Marwood parish, esq.
(3) John Carter Tucker of Arlington, clerk.
(4) William Tamlyn of Arlington, yeoman.
(5) Francis Tucker of Barnstaple, gent., as trustee for (4).
Home tenement and Clapham's Tenement, both in Churchill.
Consideration: £700 paid to (1), and £250 paid to (2).
Recites that the premises are released by (2) to (4). The premises were mortgaged by (2) to (1), by lease for 1000 years, dated 20 December, 1766, and the mortgage is assigned by (1) to (5), in trust for (4).

EAST DOWN, WEST DOWN.  48/25/6/11  Hilary term, 1768

Contents:
8 George III
Left hand indenture of a fine.
John Carter Tucker, clerk, plaintiff.
George Ley the younger, Esq., deforciant
4 messuages, 3 cottages, 8 gardens, 8 orchards, 160 acres land, 30 acres meadow, 160 acres pasture, 15 acres wood, 10 acres furze and heath, and common of pasture and turbary in Churchill, Brockham, Churchill Down, South Down, North Down, Hone, Gooslade, Dean, and Stokeland.
Plaintiff paid deforciant £360.

EAST DOWN  48/25/6/12  13 July 1810

Contents:
Lease for 99 years or 3 lives (certified copy).
(1) William Tamlyn of Churchill (in East Down), gent.
(2) William Courtenay of East Down, mason.
Cottage with 2 orchards and a garden, formerly part of Churchill Hone tenement.
Consideration: £37. 10s.
Lives: William Benham, aged 7
John Benham, aged 5
George Benham, aged 2.
Rent: 6s.
Copy made 1858.
Paper.

Documents relating to the Chichester family of Youlston and Raleigh.  48/25/7  [n.d.]

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/1  7 October 1703

Contents:
[...] 2 Anne
Release (lease for a year missing).
(1) John Thorne of Ashford, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife.
(2) George Rogers and William Rogers, both of Braunton, yeoman.
Ashelford tenement.
Consideration: £260.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/2  1 June 1705

Contents:
4 Anne
Mortgage by lease for 1000 years.
(1) William Rogers of Braunton, yeoman.
(2) George Rogers of Braunton, yeoman.
Moiety of Ashelford (or Ashelworth) tenement, and moiety of an adjacent cottage occupied by William Dement.
Recites that (2) is bound with (1) in several bonds. If (1) shall duly discharge these bonds, the mortgage is to be void.
Paper.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/3  28 June 1718

Manuscript torn in several places.

Contents:
4 George I
Mortgage for £250.
(1) George Rogers of East Down, yeoman.
(2) Adam Thorne of Marwood, yeoman.
Ashelford tenement and a cottage.
Endorsed with memorandum of further charge of £50, 1 August 1739.
Paper.

[no title]  48/25/7/4a,b  1727-35

Contents:
(a) Certificate that in the case of Richard Heddon v. George Rogers the younger, the plaintiff has sworn that the defendant is indebted in £150 to the plaintiff as guardian of John and William Charley, infants. 5 March, 1726/27.
(b) Note by J. Cholwich as to the sums that William Charley's mother is entitled to deduct from his estates. 24 March, 1735.
Both paper.

EAST DOWN.  48/25/7/5  29 May 1739

Contents:
12 George II
Marriage settlement, by lease and release (lease for a year missing).
(1) George Rogers of East Down, yeoman.
(2) Edward Pine of East Down, clerk, and John Rogers of Pilton, gent., trustees.
(3) Mary Lee of Tawstock, spinster.
Messuage called Ashelford.
Consideration: intended marriage.

[no title]  48/25/7/6  n.d

Contents:
Not used

[no title]  48/25/7/7  4 March 1742/43

Contents:
16 George II
Mortgage bond.
(1) George Rogers of East Down, yeoman.
(2) John Thorne of Marwood, yeoman.
£267.
Paper.

EAST DOWN.  48/25/7/8  Trinity Term, 1746

Contents:
20 George II
Left hand indenture of a fine.
James Symons, plaintiff.
George Rogers and Mary his wife, deforciants.
One messuage, one garden, 70 acres land, 10 acres meadow, 70 acres pasture, 3 acres wood, 7 acres furze and heath, and common of pasture, in Ashelford.
Plaintiff paid deforciants £160.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/9a  7 October 1746

Contents:
20 George II
Deed of further charge for £129.
(1) George Rogers of Tawstock, yeoman (son and heir of George Rogers, late of East Down, yeoman, deceased), and Mary his wife.
(2) John Thorne of Lee (in Marwood parish), gent., (son of Adam Thorne, deceased).
Tenement called Ashelford.
Recites that the premises were mortgaged by deed of 28 June, 1718. (48/25/7/3).

[no title]  48/25/7/9b  7 October 1746

Contents:
20 George II
Mortgage Bond.
(1) George Rogers of Tawstock, yeoman.
(2) John Thorne of Marwood, gent.
£258.
Paper.

[no title]  48/25/7/10  7 October 1746

Contents:
Articles of agreement.
(1) George Rogers of Tawstock, yeoman.
(2) John Pyne of East Down, Esq., Edward Pyne of East Down, clerk, and Robert Ward of East Down, yeoman.
Recites that (1), in consideration of Mary his wife having joined in mortgaging certain premises, part of her jointure, undertakes to assign to (2) all his real and personal effects, in trust to pay the debts of (1) and in trust, as to any residue for Mary wife of (1).
Paper.

BARNSTAPLE, EAST DOWN  48/25/7/11a,b  30 Nov. 1 Dec. 1746

Contents:
30 George II
Lease and release.
(1) George Rogers of Tawstock, yeoman, and Mary his wife.
(2) Thomasin Ley of Tawstock, widow (mother of Mary Rogers).
(3) John Pine of East Down, Edward Pine of East Down, clerk, and Robert Ward of East Down, yeoman.
Tenement called Safferland in East Down, and 2 dwelling houses in Boutport Street, Banstaple, the unexpired portion of a lease of closes called Priory closes in East Down, and all livestock and chattels of (1).
Consideration: 10s.
Recites that the premises are released to (3), in trust for sale, the sums raised to be used to pay the debts of George Rogers, and any surplus sums to be held in trust for Mary Rogers. Further recites that George Rogers leases to (3) Ashelford tenement for 70 years, in trust to pay the issues to Mary Rogers, for the maintenance and education of her children.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/12  29 February 1747/48

Contents:
21 George II
Assignment of mortgage.
(1) John Thorne of Lee (in Marwood parish), gent.
(2) George Rogers of Tawstock, yeoman (son and heir of George Rogers, deceased).
(3) John Pine of East Down, esq.
Ashelford tenement.
Consideration: £48. 16s. paid to (1) by (2), and £232 paid to (1) by (3)
Recites that the premises were mortgaged by deed of 28 June, 1718 (48/25/7/3) and that £280. 16s., are still outstanding on the mortgage. The mortgage is assigned to (3).

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/13  11 March 1754

Contents:
27 George II
Deed of further charge for £78.
(1) George Rogers of Tawstock, yeoman (son of George Rogers deceased), and Mary his wife.
(2) John Pine of East Down, esq.
Ashelford tenement.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/14  25 June 1763

Contents:
Deed Poll,
By George Rogers of Tawstock, yeoman, and Mary his wife declaring that they have surrendered Ashelford tenement to John Pine, so that John Pine may take the profits to pay the interest, and repay the principal, of a mortgage on the premises.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/15  2 March 1765

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage.
(1) George Rogers the elder of Tawstock, yeoman, Mary his wife, and George Rogers the younger, son and heir apparent of George Rogers the elder.
(2) John Pine of East Down, esq.
(3) William Tamlyn of Arlington, yeoman.
Ashelford tenement.
Consideration: £460
Recites that £460 are owing on the mortgage for principal and interest.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/16a-b  19, 20 August 1775

Contents:
Lease and release.
(1) George Rogers the elder and George Rogers the younger of Tawstock yeoman.
(2) Richard Farthing Lee of Clifford's Inn, Middlesex, gent.
Ashelford tenement.
Consideration: 5s.
Recites that the premises are released to (2), so that a recovery may be suffered, for docking entails and remainders.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/17  28 November 1775

Contents:
16 George III
Exemplification of a common recovery.
Demandant, John Richards, gent.
Tenant, Richard Farthing Lee, gent.
Vouchees, George Rogers the elder and George Rogers the younger.
Common vouchee, Thomas Francis Martin.
One messuage, four gardens, 50 acres land, 20 acres meadow, 50 acres pastures, 20 acres moor, 20 acres furze and heath, common of pasture, in Ashelford and Ashelworth.
Seal of Common Pleas, slightly damaged.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/18  26 December 1775

Contents:
16 George III
Assignment of mortgage, by lease for 1000 years.
(1) William Tamlyn of East Down, yeoman.
(2) George Rogers the elder, and George Rogers the younger (son and heir apparent of George Rogers the elder).
(3) John Tucker of Barnstaple, gent.
Ashelford tenement.
Consideration: 5s.
Recites that there is now £563, for principal and interest, outstanding on the mortgage, and that (1) has assigned the premises to (3), to hold in trust for (1), so as to prevent the term of 1000 years being merged in the freehold when the freehold is conveyed to (1).

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/19a,b  25 26 December 1775

Contents:
16 George III
Second mortgage for £300, by lease and release.
(1) George Rogers the elder and George Rogers the younger, both of Tawstock, yeomen.
(2) William Tamlyn of East Down, yeoman. Ashelford tenement.
Consideration: £300.
Endorsed with 3 memoranda of further charge, for £50 on 2 February, 1781, for £210 on 20 April, 1781, and for £10. 10s., on 14 June, 1782.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/20  26 December 1775

Contents:
16 George III
Mortgage Bond
(1) George Rogers the elder and George Rogers the younger, both of Tawstock, yeoman.
(2) William Tamlyn of East Down, yeoman.
£1,726.
Paper.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/21  1784

Contents:
Abstract of title,
To Ashelford tenement.
Recites deeds 1703-1775 (See 48/25/7/1-20).
Note added of opinion by Stephen Hawtrey, that a good title may be made to the freehold of the premises by George Rogers. 18 September, 1784.
Paper.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/22  25 June 1778

Contents:
18 George III
Mortgage for £31. 10s., by lease for 100 years.
(1) George Rogers the elder of Tawstock, yeoman.
(2) William Tamlyn of East Down, yeoman.
Cottage and meadow called Dynscombe.
Recites that the mortgage is to be paid off in 3 annual instalments, obtained from the issues of Ashelford estate.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/23a,b  Trinity Term 1786

Contents:
26 George III
Right and left hand indentures of a fine.
William Tamlyn - Plaintiff.
Deforciants: George Rogers the elder and Mary his wife
George Rogers the younger and Mary his wife,
John Rogers, and George Gowman and Mary his wife.
One messuage, 4 gardens, 50 acres land, 20 acres meadow, 50 acres pasture, 50 acres moor, 20 acres furze and heath, common of pasture, and common of turbary, in Ashelford.
Plaintiff paid deforciants £100.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/24  10 July 1786

Contents:
Deed to declare the uses of a fine, and to release the equity of redemption.
(1) George Rogers the elder of Tawstock, yeoman, and Mary his wife, George Rogers the younger of Tawstock, yeoman, and Mary his wife,
John Rogers of Tawstock, yeoman and George Gowman of Marham Church (Cornwall), and Mary his wife.
(2) William Tamlyn of East Down, yeoman.
(3) John Tucker of Barnstaple, gent.
Ashelford tenement.
Consideration: £158.9s. and a further £1431. 11s. owing to (2).
Recites that the equity of redemption of the premises is released to (2). It is declared that a fine (48/25/7/24) shall enure to the use of (2), except for a lease for 1000 years (by way of mortgage), which is to be held by (3), in trust for (2).

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/25a,b  29, 30 April 1830

Contents:
Lease and release.
(1) William Tamlyn the elder, of Churchill in East Down parish, yeoman.
(2) William Tamlyn the younger, of Churchill, yeoman.
(3) Laurence Desborough of Bucklersbury, London, solicitor.
(4) James Tamlyn of East Down, yeoman.
Ashelford tenement.
Consideration: 5s.
Recites that William Tamlyn, (since deceased), by his will dated 18 May, 1792, bequeathed the premises in trust to (4) and John Comer, and then ( [...] subject to the trust) to (1) for life, with remainder to (2). The premises are released to (3), so that a recovery may be suffered, for docking entails.

EAST DOWN  48/25/7/26  30 June 1830

Contents:
1 William IV
Exemplification of a common recovery.
Demandant James Tamlyn.
Tenant Laurence Desborough, gent.
Vouchees William Tamlyn the elder and William Tamlyn the younger.
Common vouchee George Humphrys.
One messuage, 2 gardens, 50 acres land, 12 acres meadow, 50 acres pasture, and 12 acres furze and heath in Ashelford.

Deeds relating to property of the Chichester family at Stoke Rivers  48/25/8  1708-1803

STOKE RIVERS  48/25/8/1  10 November 1708

Contents:
7 Anne
Counterpart of lease, for 99 years or 2 lives, in reversion.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) John Rudge of Stoke Rivers, husbandman.
Cottage and gardens at Stoke Green.
Lives: Lessee and Lessee's wife Anne.
In reversion of Mary Laurence.
Consideration: £3, and surrender of a lease in reversion.
Rent: 2s. 6d.
Heriot: 2s. 6d.
Lessee to do suit to Stoke Rivers manor court and mills.
Sealed with an armorial seal.

STOKE RIVERS  48/25/8/2  4 July 1738

Contents:
12 George II
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Richard Crange of Stoke Rivers, gent.
Tenement called Northyeate, and another tenement late held by William Parminter, deceased.
Lives: Lessee
John Crange, lessee's brother
Joan Snow.
Consideration: 5s., and surrender of previous lease.
Rent: £1. 5s. 4d., and 4 bushels of good black oats, delivered at Youlston.
Heriot: Best 2 Beasts, or £5.
Lessee to do suit to Stoke Rivers manor court and mills.

STOKE RIVERS  48/25/8/3  3 December 1746

Contents:
20 George II
Lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) John Ridge the younger of Stoke Rivers, yeoman.
Dwelling house and garden in Stoke Green, and common for one pig on Stoke Green.
Lives: Lessee's wife, Prudence; Lessee's daughter, Margaret; Lessee's son, Nicholas.
Consideration: 3 guineas in gold, and surrender of previous lease.
Rent: 2s. 6d.
Heriot: 2s. 6d.
Lessee to do suit to Stoke Rivers manor court and mills.
Armorial seal of (1). The arms are chequy, a chief vair.

STOKE RIVERS  48/25/8/4  26 May 1781

Mutilated

Contents:
21 George III
Indenture.
(1) John Joce of Bishop's Tawton, gent.
(2) Elizabeth Baker of Barnstaple, widow and administratrix of John Baker, late of Barnstaple, gent., deceased.
(3) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
Recites that a lease of 3 messuages or tenements called Becott was, by deed of 10 April, 1778, assigned by Lewis Sommervill to John Baker.
The dispositive part of the indenture is lacking.

STOKE RIVERS  48/25/8/5  29 September 1803

Contents:
43 George III
Lease for 99 years, or 3 lives.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) John Blackmore of Arlington, husbandman.
Messuage called North Horridge, containing 29 acres.
Lives: Lessee, aged 52; Lessee's wife Mary, aged 33; Lessee's nephew, John Blackmore, aged 3.
Consideration: £250.
Rent: 4s.
Heriot: 6s. 8d.
Lessee to do suit to Stoke Rivers manor court and mills.

Deeds relating to the lands of the Beaumont and Chichester families, mostly in North Devon  48/25/9  1450-1613

[no title]  48/25/9/1  20 February 1449/50

Contents:
28 Henry VI
Quit Claim.
(1) William Whitefeld.
(2) Thomas Beaumont, knight, son and heir of William Beaumont.
Manors of Heanton Punchardon, Parkham, Ashford, Shirwell, and Landcross, with lands, revenues, and knights' fees in Heanton Punchardon, Parkham, Ashford, Shirwell, Landcross, Lamford, [in Cheriton Bishop] Tryllaburgh, Alexanderhayes [in Hemyock], Newport Episcopi [in Barnstaple], Bradford, Hunscott [in Ashwater], Blagaton [in Ashwater], Morcombe [in Ashwater], Curtisknowle [in Diptford], East Haggington [in Berrynarbor], Lyn [in Lynton], Goodleigh, Pilton, Mortehoe, Sepscott [in Shirwell], Waytown [in Shirwell], Witchells [in Shirwell], Tottescomb, Mokkeworth, Coreworthy, Brightlycott [in Shirwell], Coxleigh [in Shirwell], Shaftsborough [in Shirwell], Ford, Southill, Nether Loxhore, Over Loxhore, and Care, the reversion of the manor of Bradney (Somerset), the manors of Weston Birt, Polton, Colverden, Ablington, Moreslade, and Sandhurst (all in Gloucs), the manor of Stalpit and the half-hundred of Shrivenham, (Berks), the manor of Knighton (Dorset), lands, rents, and services in East Fleet, Thurstayneshegges, and Winterbourne (all in Dorset), the manors of Asserton and Calstone (Wilts), the manors of Leigh, Flory (or Pylleigh) and Playsshe (or Willet) (Somerset), lands in Stowel, Sandhill, and Browne (Somerset).
The advowsons of Gittisham, Stoke Rivers, and Beauford and lands in Huntshaw, Will [?in Petertavy], Pyttynhegges, Helegh, Gittisham, Godcott [?in North Petherwin], Woodmanton [in Woodbury], Buckland, Waysborn, Langley, Fyldefennes, Lovistone [in Huish], Great Torrington, Little Torrington, Virworthy [in Pancrasweek], and Lutson [in Pancrasweek] (all in Devon), and in Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Polruan [in Lanteglos], Portlooe IN VERYAN, Teverton, Trethake [in Lanteglos], and Alwarnton (all in Cornwall).
Seal of (1), showing a lobster.

ALVERDISCOTT, BRATTON FLEMING, BRAUNTON, HIGH BRAY, GEORGEHAM, SOUTH MOLTON.  48/25/9/2  8 April 1459

Contents:
37 Henry VI
Charter.
(1) John Corkyke, Rector of Newton Ferrers, and Richard Begge, Rector of Bratton Flemyng.
(2) David Flemyng, Baron of Slane.
Manors of Croyde Hoe [in Georgham], Bratton Fleming, Chumhill [in Bratton Fleming], High Bray, Alverdiscott, Ash Rogus [in Braunton], and South Molton.
Recites that the premises were granted to (1) by Christopher Flemyng esq. deceased. The premises are granted to (2), and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to the right heirs of Christopher Flemyng, Baron of Stane, deceased.
Seal attached, showing a tree, and an animal (? a fox), rampant.
There is a fragment of a second seal.

[no title]  48/25/9/3  13 April 1470

Contents:
Charter of feofment.
(1) Philip Beaumont, esq.
(2) John Denys, John Reigny, and John Incledene.
Manors of East Haggington, Marsh Saunton [in Braunton], and Lanncare, and all lands of (1) in Putford, Stockey [in Meeth], Godeton, Knighton, Hele, Rewstokhay, Tedburn St. Mary, Torridge [in Plympton St. Mary], Widefield [in Inwardleigh], Peters Marland, Upcott, Snelland, Ashridge, Dodscott [in St. Giles in the Wood], Curtisknowle [in Diptford], Ashmansworthy [in Woolfardisworthy in Hartland], East Stroxworthy [in Woolfardisworthy in Hartland], Langelegh, Westecote, Allercombe [in Rockbeare], Helponer, Barnstaple, Pilton, Bradford, Lycheton, Stoke Rivers, Loxhore, Tettyscomb, Overtroyn, Ashwater, Lyn [in Lynton], Gorehill, Berneford, and Braunton, and lands in ancient demesne in Braunton, Buckland Dynham, Buckland Brewer, Coffins Heanton [in Lynton], Thorne, Hunnacott [in Bratton Fleming], Sprecott [in Bratten Fleming] Hole, Elwell [in West Buckland], Luppincott [in Alverdiscott], Brownsland [in Bow], Shaftsborough [in Mortehoe], Trylleborough, Alexanderhayes [in Hemyock], Newport Episcopi [in Barnstaple], Goodleigh, Mortehoe, Hunscott [in Ashwater], Blagaton [in Ashwater], Morecombe [in Ashwater], Mokkeworthy, and Coreworthy (all in Devon), the manors of Sandhurst and Frampton Cotterell, and lands in Weston Brit, Ablington, Polton, and Colverden (all in Gloucs), and the manors of Bradney, Widcombe, Elworthy, Brompton Ralph, Pylle, Willet (with Playsch), and Oare (all in Somerset), the manors of Asserton and Calstone (Wilts), the manor of Knighton (Dorset), the manor of Shrivenham, with the Hundred of Stalpit (Berks)., and the manors of Lanteglos-by-Fowey, Polruan, Foweton, and Trevyleas (all in Cornwall).
Recites that (2) are enfeoffed with the premises, in trust to perform the last will of (1).

BRAUNTON, GEORGEHAM, SOUTH MOLTON.  48/25/9/4  12 August 1472

Contents:
12 Edward IV.
Arbitration Award by deed poll, by Philip Beaumont, esq., John Denys, John Orchard, and John Reigny.
Deals with a dispute between James Fleming, Baron of Slane, on the one side and John Bellewe, Patrick his son, Amy wife of John Bellewe, Walter Delune and Amy his wife, on the other side, over the lands late belonging to Christopher Fleming, knight, in Devon.
The award provides that
(1) Patrick Bellewe shall have a moiety of rents worth £10.2s., from lands in South Molton parish, and a moiety of lands called Asshrogus (i.e. Ash Barton), in Braunton, and of Puttesburgh in Georgeham.
(2) Walter Delune and his wife Anne to have the other moiety of the rent from South Molton, and of Asshrogus and of Puttesburgh.
The contigent remainders to the above lands are set out at length, giving information about the genealogy of the Fleming family.
Not executed.

[no title]  48/25/9/5  17 May 1473

Contents:
13 Edward IV
Charter of confirmation.
(1) Alice, late the wife of Nicholas Cornewe, esq., and daughter of Thomas Beaumont, knight.
(2) John Denys, John Reigne, and John Incledene.
Manors of Heanton Punchardon and Ashford, the manors of Frampton Cotterell and Yeate (Gloucs)., (all conveyed to (2) by Philip Beaumont), lands and manors in Womblegh, Hunshaw, Bearford, Uplowman, Gittisham, and Rydelcomb (all in Devon), and in Wick, Bishop's Lydeard, and Hoccombe (Somerset), (all granted to Philip Beaumont, John Denys, and John Reigne by John Pollard), the manors of Marsh, Saunton, Lanncars, and East Haggington [in Berrymarbor], and lands in Putford, Godeton, Knighton, Hele, Rouestokhay, Tedburn St. Mary, Torridge, [in Plympton St. Mary], Stockey [in Meeth], Widefield [in Inwardleigh], Peters Marland, Upcott, Snellard, Ashridge, Dodscott [in St. Giles], Curtisknowle [in Diptford] Ashmansworthy [in Woolfardisworthy], East Stroxworthy [in Woolfardisworthy], Langelegh, Westcote, Allercomb [in Rockbeare] Heleponer, Pilton, Bradford, Lycheton, Stoke Rivers, Loxhore, Tottyscomb, Overtrewyn, Ashwater, Lyn, Gorehill,
Berneford, and Braunton, and lands in ancient demesne in Braunton, Buckland Dynham, Buckland Brewer, Coffins Heanton, [in Lynton], Thorne, Sprecott, Hole, Ellewill, Luppincott [in Alverdiscott], Brownsland [in Bow], Shaftsborough [in Mortehoe], Trylleburgh, Alexanderhayes [in Hemyock], Newport Episcopi, Goodleigh, Mortehoe, Hunscott, Blagaton, Morecombe, Mokkeworthy, and Goreworthy, (all in Devon) and the manors of Frampton Cotterell, and Sandhurst, and lands in Ablington, Weston Brit, Pulton, and Culverdene (all in Gloucs)., and the manors of Widcombe, Elworthy, Brompton Ralph, Bradney, Pylle, and Oare (all in Somerset), the manors of Asserton and Calstone (Wilts), the manor of Knighton (Dorset), the manor of Shrivenham with the hundred of Stalpitt (Berks), and the manors of Lanteglos by Fowey, Polruan, Fawyton, and Trevyleas (in Cornwall), (all granted to (2) by Philip Beaumont).
Clause of Warranty against Richard Towton, Abbot of Hartland, and his successors.

ALVERDISCOTT, BRATTON FLEMING, BRAUNTON, GEORGEHAM, SOUTH MOLTON.  48/25/9/6  14 July 1479

Contents:
19 Edward IV
Charter.
(1) Anna Flemyng, widow.
(2) Nicholas Delune, son and heir of (1).
Moiety of the manors of Chumhill [in Bratton Fleming], Ashrogus [in Braunton], Croyde, and Alverdiscott, with the advowsons of the churches of the same places, and a moiety of all lands of (1) in Bratton Fleming and Haxton [in Bratton Fleming parish], and a moiety of chief rents from South Molton.

ALVERDISCOTT, BRATTON FLEMING, BRAUNTON, GEORGEHAM.  48/25/9/7  24 March 1483/84

Contents:
Exemplification, by Richard Mapowe, doctor of letters, president of the Consistory Court of Exeter Diocese, of a sworn confession by Richard Hey, late of Dublin, and formerly a servant of James Fleming, knight, that James Fleming, Richard Hey, and Richard Dexter of Slane, gent., did forge a charter and a power of attorney, in the house of Richard Dexter at Carek [? Carrick], on 16 January 1472/73, 11 Edward IV. [Note, 16 January, 11 Edward IV, is 16 January, 1471/72].
Recites that Richard Hey was travelling from Ireland by ship, with the forged documents, but was caught by a tempest in the Severn Sea, and he, being then in great peril, was induced to confess by a certain cleric of Bridgwater. The ship was driven into Ilfracombe, and Richard Hey now places his confession on record.
The forged charter is recited. It purports to be a grant from David Flemyng, Baron of Slane, to Richard Begg, priest, Robert Rochefort, priest and Christopher White, yeoman, of the manors of Croyde [in Georgeham], Bratton Fleming, Highbray, Alverdiscott, Ash Rogus, South Molton, Haxton, and Licheton, dated 20 July, 1460.
The exemplification is a notarial instrument, bearing the notarial sign of Thomas Gill, clerk, papal and imperial notary.
At the foot of the document is a note that John Atwell, Mayor of Exeter, has for further confirmation of the exemplification, and at the special request of Richard Hey, affixed his seal.
Attached are the following seals:-
(a) a fragment of a vesica shaped seal, probably that of the Exeter Consistory Court.
(b) Seal of the Moyaralty of Exeter (damaged).
Also the following 4 seals depicting a bird, probably those of witnesses:-
(c) Small circular seal depicting a bird, probably a pelican.
(d) Seal showing a merchant's mark (damaged).
(e) Seal showing a merchant's mark surrounded by a legend (not decipherable).
(f) Seal showing a grotesque face.

WEST ANSTEY, ALVERDISCOTT, BRATTON FLEMING, BRAUNTON, WEST BUCKLAND, CRUWYS MORCHARD, KENTISBURY, LOXHORE.  48/25/9/8  23 February 1501/02

Contents:
Deed of Partition.
(1) Patrick Bellewe, son and heir of Amy Bellewe (a sister and co-heir of Christopher Flemyng, Baron of Slane).
(2) Anne Dillon, widow (a sister and co-heir of Christopher Flemyng), and Nicholas Dillon, her son and heir apparent.
The manor and advowson of Bratton Flemyng, lands at Chumhill in Bratton parish, lands at Hill in Loxhore parish, lands at Ley in Kentisbury parish, rents and feudal perquisites in Roborough, Cradiscombe, Middelinwode, Stoodleigh [?in West Buckland], and Middildon, the manor and advowson of Alverdiscott, lands in Haxton and Benton, in Bratton parish and all duedays (or custom days) of tenants in Haxton and Benton, lands in Ash Rogus (in Braunton parish), £10. 2s. rent from lands in South Molton in Ruckham in Cruwys Morchard parish, at Ringcombe in West Anstey parish, and at South Beare in Stoke Rivers parish and rents and feudal perquisites in Webbery, Garnacott, and Hayliscott, all in Alverdiscott parish.
The share to be taken by each party is detailed. Some topographical information about the properties is given.
Armorial seal of Patrick Bellewe, showing a shield fretty, differenced by a star. With the legend 'Sigillum Patricii Bellew, armigeri'.

BRATTON FLEMING, KENTISBURY, LOXHORE, STOKE RIVERS.  48/25/9/9  2 June 1599

Contents:
41 Elizabeth I
Bargain and sale.
(1) Robert Dellon of Chumhill, esquire.
(2) Robert Chichester of Youlton, (Devon), esquire.
Manors of Bratton Flemyng, Benton, and Haxton, the capital mansion, barton and demesnes of Chumhill, Haxton, Chelfham, and Shirrledon and all the lands called Chumhill, Benton, Haxton, Chelfham, and Shirrldon, in the parishes of Bratton Flemyng, Loxhore, Stoke Rivers, and Kentisbury, and £5 of rent (called Flemyng's rent) out of lands in South Molton and elsewhere in Devon.
Consideration: £9,900.
Armorial seal of Robert Dillon, perhaps showing a lion rampant surcharged with a bar. (The impression is not clear).

BRATTON FLEMING, BRENDON, HUNTSHAW, KENTISBURY, LOXHORE, SHIRWELL, STOKE RIVERS.  48/25/9/10  23 June 1613

Contents:
11 James I
Exemplification of a common recovery.
Demandants. Amyas Copleston, esq., William Coriton, esq., and Lewis Pollard, esq.
Tenants. John Vigures, gent., and John Warman, gent
First Vouchee. Robert Chichester, knight.
Second Vouchee. John Chichester, esq.
Common vouchee. Edward Howse.
Manors of Bratton Flemyng, Benton, Haxton, and Brendon, 60 messuages, 30 tofts, one grist millm one fulling mill, one dovecote, 120 gardens, 1500 acres of land, 120 acres of meadow, 1040 acres pasture, 500 acres wood, 2000 acres furze and heath, and £1 rent, in Bratton Flemyng, Loxhore, Stoke Rivers, Benton, Haxton, Chumhill, Chelfham, Shirldon, Kentisbury, Youlston, [in Shirwell], Sepscott [in Shirwell], Brendon, Cheriton [in Brendon] Sherwell, Coxleigh [in Shirwell] and Huntshaw.

Documents relating to property held by the Dillon family (and subsequently by the Chichester family)  48/25/10  1568-1848

Contents:
In Braunton and Heanton Punchardon, and especially to weirs in the estuary of the rivers Taw and Torridge.

HEANTON PUNCHARDON.  48/25/10/1  12 February 1567/68

Contents:
10 Elizabeth I
Exemplification of a fine, of Easter Term, 1554.
Robert Dillon, esq., querant.
John Pollard, knight, deforciant.
10 messuages, 20 cottages, 2 tofts, 16 gardens, 300 acres land, 50 acres meadow, 300 acres pasture, 20 acres wood, 200 acres furze and heath, and 12s., rent.
Querant paid deforciant 230 marks.
Seal of Common Pleas (damaged).

HEANTON PUNCHARDON.  48/25/10/2  24 December 1558

Contents:
1 Elizabeth I
Deed poll, by John Estway, William Lewurthye, John Beare, Thomas Tayllor, William Marke, John Harte, James Smyth, John Lewurthy the younger, John Lewurthy of Bratton, and Geoffrey Gurdyn,
Exemplifying evidence given by them in the manor court of Heanton Punchardon, 20 December, 1558, before Nicholas Dillon, esq., surveyor of the manor, Roger Wurth, gent., bailiff, and Matthew Gravys, steward, relating to common rights in Blackstone Marsh and Olditch Marsh.
There are ten small seals (damaged).

HEANTON PUNCHARDON.  48/25/10/3  28 November 1625

Contents:
1 Charles I
Exemplification of a common recovery.
Demandants: Lewis Incledon, gent., and Hugh Wyatt, gent.
Tenant: Robert Dillon, esq.
Common vouchee: Edward Howse.
10 messuages, 12 gardens, 100 acres land, 20 acres meadow, 2 acres wood, 50 acres furze and heath, in Heanton Punchardon, Harte and Wrafton.
Seal lacking.

BRAUNTON, HEANTON PUNCHARDON.  48/25/10/4  7 November 1661

Contents:
13 Charles I
Lease for a year.
(1) Thomas Stuckley of Ashton, knight.
(2) Christopher Squier of Town House, in South Molton parish, gent.
Barton, capital messuage, farm, and demesne lands called Harte, (in the occupation of Robert Dillon), closes called the Chantry Ground, lands in Chivenor, the east end of St. Anne's chapel, all the weirs, fishery rights, and water courses called Crow Weir and Shadishooke weir, the ruinous weir called the New Weir, and all the ground usually covered at spring tides.
Consideration: £1.
Rent: 1d.

HEANTON PUNCHARDON.  48/25/10/5  9 January 1676/77

Contents:
28 Charles II
Counterpart of mortgage for £449, by lease for 100 years.
(1) John Baxter of Stratton (Cornwall), gent.
(2) Christopher Squier of Town House, South Molton, gent.
Barton and farm called Harte.

HEANTON PUNCHARDON.  48/25/10/6  [About 1700]

Contents:
'A particular relating to the deeds of Harte, etc., and wherein is mentioned who erected the weirs.
Details transactions relating to Harte, 1477-1679, summarising deeds which are not in the collection 48/25 in the original.
There is information about the ownership of fisheries, weirs and rights of wreck.
A small paper book, with parchment covers.

BRAUNTON, HEANTON PUNCHARDON.  48/25/10/7  1848

Contents:
Abstract of title (draft),
Of Sir Arthur Chichester, bart., to weirs called Crow Weir, Shadishook (or Sherleshook) Weir, and the decayed Weir called the New Weir, to Bully Rock Quarry, to a stretch of foreshore on the north side of the Taw estuary, with rights of wreck, a small plot for a weir house, and rights of common on Braunton Burrows.
Recites:-
(a) Deed, dated 29 March 1813, to declare the uses of a fine, between Sir Arthur Chichester and Thomas Hole.
(b) Fine, Hilary Term, 1813. Thomas Hole, plaintiff, and Sir Arthur Chichester, deforciant.
(c) Will of Sir Arthur Chichester, dated 26 March, 1838.
Paper.

BRAUNTON  48/25/10/8  1841-1848

Contents:
Correspondence, etc., about weirs in the estuary of the Rivers Taw and Torridge. There is much information about the weirs owned by the Chichester family, for the period 1820-1848. The correspondence is mostly between Sir Arthur Chichester's solicitors and the Admiralty.
All paper.

BRAUNTON  48/25/10/9  [About 1850]

Contents:
Plan,
Of fishing weirs in the estuary of the Rivers Taw and Torridge.
Paper.

Leases of property belonging to the Chichester family in Barnstaple  48/25/11  1571-1798

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/1  20 November 1571

Contents:
14 Elizabeth I
Counterpart of lease for 80 years or 2 lives.
(1) John Chichester of Raleigh, esq.
(2) Nicholas Wichehals the younger and John Wichehals (both sons of Nicholas Wichehals the elder, late of Barnstaple, deceased).
House and garden in Holland Street.
Lives: The lessees.
In reversion of: John Manning.
Consideration: £1.
Rent: 3s.
Heriot: 3s. 4d.
Lessees to do suit to lessor's borough court of Barnstaple twice yearly. Recites that John Manning holds the premises for life by copy of court roll.
Seal attached, showing an acorn, with the letters WL.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/2  11 July 1684

Contents:
36 Charles II
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Charles Standise of Barnstaple, vintner.
Garden in the Castle Ditch.
Lives: Lessee,
Lessee's wife Joan,
Lessee's son Charles.
Consideration: £7.
Rent: 2s.
Lessee to do suit to Barnstaple Borough court twice yearly.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/11/3  11 July 1684

Contents:
36 Charles II
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 2 lives in reversion.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Charles Standise of Barnstaple, vintner.
House and garden in the Castle.
Lives: Lessee,
Lessee's son Charles.
In reversion of: William Oliver and Margaret his wife.
Consideration: £27.
Rent: 6s.8d.
Heriot: £1.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/4  23 October 1688

Contents:
4 James II
Lease for 99 years or one life in reversion.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Elizabeth Prideaux of Barnstaple, spinster (daughter of John Prideaux, shipwright).
Orchard and curtilage, with Castle Hill on the north and Castle Green on the west.
Consideration: £9 and one gold piece.
Life: Lessee.
In reversion Of Lessee's father John Prideaux and Elizabeth his wife.
Rent: 5s.
Heriot: 1½ lbs of good pepper.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/11/5  8 June 1697

Contents:
9 William III
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Charles Standish of Barnstaple, vintner.
Dwelling house and garden in the Castle, with liberty to inclose the garden out of the Castle green.
Lives: Lessee's sons, Charles, Edward, and Richard.
Consideration: £10, and surrender of previous lease.
Rent: 6s. 8d.
Heriot: £1.
Lessee to do suit to the court held at Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/11/6  20 November 1704

A small strip at foot of deed cut away.

Contents:
3 Anne.
Lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) James Gibbs of Barnstaple, mason.
Little Orchard in the Castle ditch, lately possessed by Edward Carpenter, deceased, and a right of way at the foot of Castle Hill.
Lives: Lessee, aged 41;
Lessee's wife aged 30;
Lessee's son, James, aged 3.
Consideration: £10 and one gold piece.
Rent: 2s.
Heriot: 1 lb of pepper.
Lessee to do suit to the court of the manor and borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/7  20 November 1704

Contents:
3 Anne
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or one life, in reversion.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) James Gibbs of Barnstaple, mason.
Orchard, curtilage, and garden in the Castle Ditch, in possession of John Prideaux.
Consideration: £10.
Life: Lessee.
In reversion: John Prideaux and of Elizabeth his wife.
Rent: 4s.
Heriot: 1 lb. of pepper.
Lessee to do suit to the court held for the manor and borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/8a,b  3 March 1704/5

Contents:
[Given as 4 Anne, in error]
Lease for 99 years or 3 lives, and counterpart.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, bart.
(2) James Gibbs of Barnstaple, mason.
Plot 100 feet wide and 100 feet long, in the castle.
Lives: Lessee, aged 42
Lessee's wife, Elizabeth aged 25,
Lessee's son James, aged 3.
Consideration: 5s.
Rent: 2s.
Heriot: 4s.
Lessee to do suit to the court of the manor and borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/9a,b  8 May 1706

Contents:
5 Anne
Lease for 99 years or 2 lives in reversion, and counterpart.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester, of Youlston, Bart.
(2) James Gibbs of Barnstaple, mason.
Garden, summer house, curtilage, and orchard in the Castle Ditch (late possessed by John Prideaux and Thomas Furlong), with a right of way at the [...] foo of Castle Hill.
Lives: Elizabeth Apsley, Sarah Apsley.
In reversion of: John Prideaux and Elizabeth his wife, and lessee.
Consideration: 6s. 6d.
Rent: 4s.
Heriot: 11b. of pepper.
Lessee to do suit to the court for the manor and borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/11/10a,b  20 January, 1708/9

Contents:
7 Anne.
Lease for 99 years or 2 lives in reversion and counterpart.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Joan Standish of Barnstaple, widow.
House and garden in the castle, and liberty to enclose the garden from the Castle green.
Lives: Thomas Clinton of Barnstaple, merchant
George Martin of Bideford, merchant.
Consideration: £36 and one gold piece.
Rent: 6s. 8d.
In reversion of: Charles Standish, lessee's son.
Heriot: £1.
Lessee to do suit to Barnstaple borough court.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/11/11  16 December 1712

Contents:
11 Anne
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) John Baker of Barnstaple, upholsterer.
Gardens or orchards in the Castle ditch, formerly held by Francis Tucker, clerk.
Consideration: £14 and one gold piece.
Lives: Lessee,
Lessee's wife Elizabeth,
Lessee's son John.
Rent: 4s.
Heriot: 3s.
Lessee to do suit to the Barnstaple borough court.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/12a,b  24 July 1718

Contents:
4 George I
Lease for 99 years or 2 lives, and counterpart.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) James Gibbs of Barnstaple, mason.
Little Orchard in the Castle Ditch previously held by Edward Carpenter.
Consideration: £5 and surrender of previous lease.
Lives: Lessee's daughters,
Elizabeth Gibbs
And Susannah
Gibbs.
Rent: 2s.
Heriot: 1 1b of pepper.
Lessee to do suit to the court of the manor and borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/13  2 February 1721/22

Contents:
8 George I
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Richard Acland of Fremington, esq.
(2) Thomas Palmer of Barnstaple, cuttler.
Old decayed house, 13 feet 6 inches broad, and 18 feet deep, in Page Lane.
Lives Lessee,
John Palmer, son of William
Palmer,
Nathaniel Gibbett.
Consideration: one guinea.
Rent: 6s.
Heriot: 1s.
Lessee to rebuild the premises as a house with one room, a chamber over it, and a chimney to both the room and the chamber.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/14a,b  16 August 1722

Contents:
9 George I
Lease for 99 years or 3 lives, and counterpart.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Sarah Apsley of Barnstaple, spinster.
Orchard and garden in the Castle Ditch (late possessed by John Prideaux, deceased), and a right of way at the foot of Castle Hill.
Lives: Lessee;
Lessee's mother, Elizabeth
Apsley;
Lessee's aunt, Joan Prideaux
Consideration: £15, and surrender of previous lease.
Rent: 2s.
Heriot: 1 1b of good black pepper.
Lessee to do suit to the court held for the manor and the castle fee and Borough of Barnstaple.
Armorial seal of (1).

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/15  17 August 1722

Contents:
9 George I
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Jacob Monier of Barnstaple, haberdasher of hats.
A curtilage and stable (late occupied by James Gibbs), in or near the Castle, with liberty to dig earth in the Castle Hill for building of gardening on the premises.
Lives: Mary Roach, daughter of (2); Pricilla Monier, daughter of (2);
John Baker, son of John Baker.
Consideration: Surrender of previous lease, £14, and one gold piece.
Rent: 2s.
Heriot: 1 1b of black pepper.
Lessee to do suit to the court of the manor of the Castle fee and borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/16  20 July 1726

Contents:
12 George I
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 1 life.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Jacob Monier of Barnstaple, haberdasher of hats.
Premises as in 48/25/11/15
Life: Matthew Roach of Barnstaple.
In reversion of 48/25/11/15.
Consideration: £5. 5s. and one gold piece.
Heriot: 1 1b of black pepper.
Lessee to do suit to the court of the manor of the Castle fee and borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/11/17  12 February 1738/9

Contents:
12 George II
Exemplification,
Of proceedings in the Court of Common Pleas, Hilary Term, 1727/28,
William Hiern, gent., plaintiff.
Paul Tucker, limeburner;
Jacob Irish, [...] halter;
Charles Kelly, grocer;
John Squire, blacksmith;
Nicholas Dyer, defendants
(all late of Barnstaple) defendants
Action of trespass in Castle Hill and the Castle Ditch.
Seal of Common Pleas, slightly damaged.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/18  22 February 1739/40

Contents:
13 George II
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 2 lives, in reversion.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Mary Bagiholl of Barnstaple, widow.
Garden within the Castle.
Lives: Lessee's sons, Thomas and Jeffery.
In reversion of: Lessee.
Consideration: £6. 6s.
Rent: 2s.
Lessee to do suit to Barnstaple Borough Court twice yearly.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/19  30 November 1742

Contents:
16 George II
Counterpart lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) William Spencer of Barnstaple, gent.
Orchard and garden in the Castle Ditch, with a right of way at the foot of Castle Hill.
Lives: Lessee's wife Sarah,
(formerly Sarah Apsley);
Lessee's son John, aged 4;
Lessee's daughter Sarah, aged 7.
Consideration: surrender of previous lease, and £8.
Rent: 2s.
Heriot: 1 1b of black pepper.
Lessee to do suit to the court of the manor, Castle fee, and Borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/11/20  8 September 1750

Contents:
24 George II
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 1 life.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Matthew Roch of Barnstaple, tallow chandler.
Curtilage and stable in or near the Castle, liberty to dig earth in Castle Hill, and liberty to run water from the premises into the Castle Ditch.
Life: Lessee's son, Monier Roch.
In reversion of Lessee,
John Baker of Barnstaple.
Consideration: £5. 5s. and one gold moidore.
Rent: 2s.
Heriot: 1 1b of black pepper.
Lessee to do suit to the court of the manor of the Castle fee and borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE  48/25/11/21  1 March 1750/51

Contents:
24 George II
Lease for 99 years or 2 lives in reversion.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, bart.
(2) John Exter of Pilton, gent.
A messuage (lately built by James Gibbs, deceased), and a herb garden, the whole 100 feet and 100 feet broad.
Lives: Philip Sydenham,
Charles Marshall.
Consideration: 20 guineas in gold, and one moidore.
Rent: 2s.
Heriot: 4s.
In reversion of: William Charter.
Lessee to do suit to the court of manor of the castle, borough and parish of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE.  48/25/11/22  2 April 1798

Contents:
38 George III
Lease for 99 years of 1 life.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Francis Incledon of Barnstaple, esq.
Dwelling house in the Castle, called the Castle House, and a yard adjacent (formerly a timber yard), the whole once possessed by Charles Standish, and then by Stuckly Stevens, Castle Hill, Castle Ditch (now a garden), an adjacent garden, Castle Green (once a bowling green, now a timber yard).
Life: Lessee, aged 42.
In reversion of: Thomas Hole the younger, William Wavell.
Consideration: £50.
Rents: 8s. 8d., for Castle House and garden and 6s. for remainder.
Heriots: £1 for Castle House and garden, and 12s. for remainder.

Deeds relating to lands of the Coats family, mostly in West Down  48/25/12  1793-1877

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/1a,b  1,2 March 1779

Contents:
19 George III
Lease and Release.
(1) John Lethbridge of Hill House (Somerset), esq.
(2) Robert Coats of West Down, yeoman.
(3) Sir John Trevelyan of Nettlecombe (Somerset), bart., and Charles Penruddocke of Compton Chamberlain (Wilts). esq.
Messuage and tenement in the church town.
Consideration: £1025.
Recites that by the marriage settlement of (1) and Dorothy Buckler, (1) was empowered to dispose of certain lands, including the premises, with the consent of (3). The premises are conveyed by (1) to (2).

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/2a,b  4, 5 July 1783

Contents:
25 George III
Lease and release.
(1) Richard Coates of West Down, yeoman.
(2) Richard Peard, of Lobb in Braunton parish, gent.
3 fields called Easter Down, containing 15 acres.
Consideration: 5s., and conveyance by (2) to (1) ( by deeds of even date), of 2 fields called Gooselands, part of Maishes Deane tenement at Deane, containing 4 acres, and land called the Longland (containing 3 acres), part of Cheglinch Blackmore tenement.

[no title]  48/25/12/3  28 January 1793

Contents:
Receipt (attested copy),
By John Harrop, junior, for £1000, being a legacy bequeathed to him by Honour Harris, late of Pickwell, spinster, by her will dated 31 May 1787.
Paper.

HIGH BICKINGTON, BRADWORTHY, BRATTON CLOVELLY, BRAUNTON, BROADWOODWIDGER, WEST DOWN, GEORGEHAM, HOLLACOMBE, HOLSWORTHY, LIFTON, ST. GILES IN THE HEATH, THRUSHELTON, VIRGINSTOW.  48/25/12/4  17 May 1794

Contents:
34 George III
Deed to lead the uses of a fine (attested copy).
(1) John Richard Middleditch of London, esq., and A nna Maria his wife (late A nna Maria Harrop).
(2) William Bolton of London, gent.
Lands in Georgeham, Braunton, West Down, High Bickington, the manor of Croyde in Georgeham, one fourth of the manor and borough of Bradworthy, and of all fairs held at Bradworthy, lands at Bradworthy and Holsworthy, the rectory and advowsons of Hollacombe, lands in Broadwoodwidger, St. Giles in the Heath, Virginstow, Bratton Clovelly, Lifton, and Thrushelton.
Recites that the fine shall enure to the use of John Richard Middleditch and (2), and the heirs of (2), in trust for John Richard Middleditch and his heirs.
The premises are described in detail, with tenant's names field names and acreage.
Copy made 12 September, 1804.
Paper

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/5a,b  2, 3 January 1804

Contents:
Lease and release.
(1) William Gilmore Bolton of London, gent., (son and heir of William Bolton, late of London, gent., deceased).
(2) John Mangles of Wapping, esq., and James Taddy of London, esq. (devisees in trust under the will of John Richard Middleditch, late of Georgeham, esq., deceased).
(3) William Hole of Barnstaple, esq.
(4) Richard Coats of West Down, yeoman.
Dean tenement, containing 16 acres.
Consideration: £625.
Recites that by a fine the premises were conveyed to (1), in trust for John Richard Middleditch. By deed of 29 October 1798 the premises were mortgaged to (3), by lease for 1000 years. The premises are released to (4) by (1) and (2), and the lease is assigned to (4) by (3).

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/6  29 September 1808

Contents:
48 George II
Feofment.
(1) George Coats of West Down, yeoman.
(2) Richard Coats of West Down, yeoman.
4 closes called the Bearas, 3 closes and a little coppice, a dwelling house, and a garden.
Consideration: £410.
Endorsed with memorandum that seisin of the premises was given, 10 October, 1808.

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/7  30 October 1817

Contents:
Release and assignment of leases (lease for a year backing).
(1) Richard Hunt Peard of Braunton, yeoman (son and heir of Richard Peard, late of Barnstaple, yeoman, deceased).
(2) Henry Hole of Ebberly, esq., surviving executor of Philip Furze deceased.
(3) William Buckingham of West Buckland, yeoman.
(4) Richard Coats of West Down, yeoman.
(5) James Pearse the younger of South Molton, gent.
(6) Robert Coats of West Down, yeoman.
Closes called the Down, Gibbanole, Solamead, and Outer Cleave, containing 18 acres, all part of Hooper's tenement.
Consideration: £543 paid by (4) to (3), and £47 paid by (4) to (1).
Recites that the premises were conveyed to Philip Furze, in trust for Richard Peard.(3) is a mortgagee of the premises, by a lease for 1000 years which is assigned to (4). The premises are released by (1) and (2) to (4).
A second lease of the premises for 1000 years is assigned to (6), in trust for (4).

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/8  20 21 May 1824

Contents:
Lease and release.
(1) Richard Coats of West Down, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife.
(2) William Tooke of Westminster, esq.
(3) George Pike Sanders of North Tawton, gent.
Dwelling house, fields called the Rober (or Roborough), the Polland, and the Rockhay, 6 fields called West Down Hill, 5 closes called the Bearas, 3 closes and a coppice called Dean Mills, a dwelling house, 2 fields called Gooselands, 2 closes called the Longlands, Dean's tenement, a half of Peards Wood, and one half of West Down Wood.
Consideration: 10s.
Recites that the release is made to (2), so that a recovery of the premises may be suffered. It is declared that the recovery shall enure to the use of Richard Coats.

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/9  31 May 1824

Contents:
4 George IV
Exemplification of a common recovery.
Demandant: George Pike Sanders.
Tenant: William Tooke, esq.
Vouchee: Richard Coats and Elizabeth his wife.
Common vouchee: George Humphrys.
3 messuages, 8 outhouses, 6 cowhouses, 8 gardens, 40 acres land, 15 acres meadow, 60 acres pasture, 20 acres wood, and 35 acres furze and heath.
Seal of common pleas.

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/10  25 June 1824

Contents:
Mortgage for £800, by appointment and by lease for 5000 years.
(1) Richard Coats of West Down, yeoman.
(2) George Pike Sanders of North Tawton, gent.
A dwelling house, fields called the Rober, the Polland and the Rockhay 6 fields called West Down Hill, 5 closes called the Bearas, 3 closes and a coppice called Dean Mills, a dwelling house, 2 fields called Gooselands, 2 closes called the Longlands, (part of a tenement called Cheglinch Blackmor and Blackmore Down), Dean's tenement, one half of Peard's Wood, one half of West Down Wood, closes called Whipaborough, Little Stang, the Down, Gibbanole, and the Sola Mead, (part of Hooper's tenements).

[no title]  48/25/12/11  25 June 1824

Contents:
5 George IV
Mortgage Bond.
(1) Richard Coats of West Down.
(2) George Pike Sanders of North Tawton, gent.
£1,600
Paper.

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/12  7 March 1828

Contents:
Deed of further charge for £200.
(1) Richard Coats of West Down, yeoman.
(2) George Pike Sanders of North Tawton.
Premises as in 48/25/12/10.

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/13  21 May 1830

Contents:
Deed of further charge, for £300.
(1) Richard Coats of West Down, yeoman.
(2) George Pike Sanders of North Tawton, gent.
Premises as in 48/25/12/10.

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/14  16 July, 1830

Contents:
Deed of further charge for £350.
(1) Richard Coats of West Down, yeoman.
(2) George Pike Saunders of North Tawton, gent.
Premises as in 48/25/12/10.

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/15  12 May 1848

Contents:
Assignment of mortgage by lease for 5000 years.
(1) John Loveband Fulford of Woodbury, clerk and Robert Fulford of Exeter, clerk, executors of the will of Kitty Sanders, deceased (executrix of the will of George Pike Sanders, deceased).
(2) Elizabeth Coats of West Down, executrix of the will of Richard Coats, deceased.
(3) Anthony Loveband of Yarnscombe, esq.
Premises as in 48/25/12/10.
Recites that the premises were mortgaged by Richard Coats to George Pike Sanders, by deed of 25 June, 1825, and by various deeds of further charge. The mortgage is assigned to (3).

[no title]  48/25/12/16  1847-1851

Contents:
(a) Account between Robert Fulford and Anthony Loveband, in connection with the assignment of a mortgage (48/25/12/15), 1847-1848.
(b) Account between Anthony Loveband and Messrs Langdon and Coats, in connection with repayment of a mortgage, 1848-51.
(c) Bill of charges, from Robert Fulford to [Elizabeth] Coats, for coats of assigning a mortgage, 1847-1848.
All paper.

WEST DOWN  48/25/12/17  September 1877; [Day of month omitted]

Contents:
Appointment in trust.
(1) Jane Chugg, wife of Thomas Chugg of Ilfracombe, yeoman (formerly Jane Coats).
(2) John Coats of West Down, yeoman.
(3) Thomas Chugg of Ilfracombe, yeoman.
Recites that Jane Chugg appoints £298 (being her share of certain properties bequeathed to her and others by Richard Coats, deceased), now held by George Langdon and Robert Coats, in trust for her, to (2), in trust for (3).

PILTON  48/25/13/1  26 January 1655/56

Contents:
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or one life.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Raleigh, Bart.
(2) Henry Cleverdon of Weare Gifford, yeoman.
2 grist mills called Pleyford Mills, and half an acre of land.
Life: Lessee's son, George Cleverdon.
Consideration: surrender of previous lease, and £10.
Rent: half a bushel of black merchantable oats at Raleigh or Youlston, and £10.
Heriot: 3s. 4d.
Lessee to do suit to Raleigh manor court.

PILTON, SHIRWELL.  48/25/13/2  19 May 1666

Contents:
18 Charles II
Counterpart of lease, for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, bart.
(2) Philip Bowchier of Harford, in Landkey parish, gent.
Lands, messuages, and underwoods at Westway (in Pilton parish), and closes of land and pasture called Hoocleife (in Shirwell parish).
Consideration: £100, surrender of previous lease, and performance of a covenant made between (1) and Sir Ralph Sydenham.
Lives Lessee's sons, Robert, Joshua, and Richard Bowchier.
Rent: £1. 9s. 8d., and 2 bushels of Clean oats.
Heriot: Best beast or £2. 13s. 4d.
Lessee to do suit to Raleigh mills and Raleigh manor court, and to make hay in Holleford meadow, (1) covenants to grant to (2), at any time during the period of the lease, a new lease for 99 years or 2 lives, at the same rent

GOODLEIGH  48/25/14  30 April 1858

Contents:
Mortgage for £180.
(1) William Seldon Davie of Goodleigh, yeoman, and innkeeper.
(2) John Norris Fisher of Barnstaple, esq.
The North Country Inn, with meadow and nursery adjoining called Pope's Garden, beside the road from Goodleigh to Barnstaple.

MARWOOD.  48/25/15/1  27 July 1668

Contents:
20 Charles II
Feofment (for marriage settlement).
(1) John Hawkes the elder of Marwood, yeoman, and his son, John Hawkes the younger.
(2) John Hammond of East Down, William Thorne of Marwood, and Thomas Tooker of Berrynarbor, yeoman.
Messuages and lands in possession of (1) at Mudworthy (i.e. Muddiford), in the manor of Braunton Abbots.
Consideration: £200, and intended marriage between John Hawkes the younger and Elizabeth, daughter of John Hammond.
Recites that (2) are enfeoffed with the premises, to hold to the use of John Hawkes the elder and Elizabeth his wife for their lives, then to the use of John Hawkes the younger for life then to the use of Elizabeth Hammond.
Endorsed with memorandum that seisin was taken, 3 June 1669, in the hall house of the premises.
Fragment of seal of John Hawkes the younger.

MARWOOD  48/25/15/2  4 August 1668

Contents:
20 Charles II
Assignment of lease.
(1) John Hawkes the younger of Marwood, yeoman.
(2) John Hammond of East Down, and William Thorne of Marwood, yeoman.
Tenement called Whiddon, and a plot of 2 acres on which a dwelling house has been built.
Consideration: intended marriage between (1) and Elizabeth Hammond.
Recites that the premises have been leased to (1) by John Henleigh of Clotterworthy, gent., for 99 years determinable on the death of Elizabeth Hammond, the lease to commence on the death of (1). The lease is assigned to (2), in trust for Elizabeth Hammond.

BISHOPS TAWTON, FREMINGTON, HARWOOD, LA NDKEY, NEWTON TRACEY, SAINT GILES IN THE WOOD, STOKE RIVERS, GREAT TORRINGTON.  48/25/16  22 June 1757

Contents:
31 George II
Bargain and sale (copy).
(1) Sir Stafford Northcote of Pynes, bart.
(2) John Marsh of New Inn, Middlesex, gent.
(3) George Bradford of Tallaton, clerk.
(4) Robert Incledon of Pilton, esq., and Benjamin Incledon of Tiverton, esq., son and heir apparent of Robert.
Manor of Winscott, (in St. Giles in the Wood, and Great Torrington) Winscott farm (in St. Giles), a chief rent of £2. 4s. belonging to Winscott manor, Yard tenement (in Stoke Rivers), Comb Babley tenement (in Landkey), Bradninge tenement (in Landkey), Horswell Lake tenement (in Bishop's Tawton), Pill tenement (in Bishop's Tawton), rent of £32. 14s. from Fremington Collibear manor (in Fremington, and in Newton Tracey and Horwood).
Consideration: 10s.
Recites that the premises are conveyed to (2) for the purpose of suffering a common recovery, for docking entails. Endorsed with an incomplete copy of the recovery, Michaelmas term, 1757. Paper.

[no title]  48/25/17  Michaelmas Term 1611

Ink flaking and partly illegible.

Contents:
9 James I
Left hand indenture of a fine.
James Knapman. querant.
Robert Burdon and Alice his wife. deforciants.
Land and pasture in Saint Stephen's [? Saint Stephen's by Saltash]. Querant paid deforciants £40.

Three deeds relating to Shirldon tenement in Bratton Fleming  48/25/18  1667-1827

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/18/1  3 February 1666/67

Contents:
19 Charles II
Deed of indemnity.
(1) Sir John Maynard, knight, sergeant at law.
(2) Hugh Hunt of Braunton, yeoman.
(3) Sir John Chichester of Raleigh, bart.
Recites that by a recognizance of 6 May 1657 (3) was bound to Sir Thomas Chamberlayne in £12,000. The recognizance has been assigned to (1). (2) has purchased a moiety of the tenement called Shirrledon or East Shirrledon, with common of pasture and turbary on Bratton Down.

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/18/2  14 April 1693

Contents:
5 William and Mary
Release (lease for a year missing).
(1) Richard Allen of Swimbridge, yeoman.
(2) Protodorus Finney of Lyons Inn, London, gent.
Moiety of a tenement called Shirldon or East Shirldon, with common of pasture and turbary on Bratton Down.
Consideration: 5s.
Recites that the premises are released to (2), so that he may suffer a recovery of them.

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/18/3  25 April 1827

Contents:
Lease for a year (release missing).
(1) John Graddon of Chittlehampton and Elizabeth his wife, George Burden of Swimbridge, gent., and Thomas Burden of Bristol, gent.
(2) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, bart.
Tenement called Shirldon or East Shorldon, with common of pasture on Bratton Down.
Consideration: 5s.
Peppercorn rent.

Leases of the Chichester families property in Bratton Fleming  48/25/19  1687-1743

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/19/1  4 July 1687

Contents:
3 James II
Counterpart of lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) John Hunt of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
Two thirds of Chelfham tenement, with one quarter of the town place, and common of pasture on Chelfham Green and on Bratton Down.
Lives: Lessee's sons, John Hunt and Humphrey Hunt;
Dowzabell Courtice, wife of Joseph Courtice.
Consideration: £50.
Rent: 10s., and 2½ bushels of oats.
Heriot: Best beast
Lessee to do suit to Bratton Fleming manor court.

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/19/2  29 December 1697

Contents:
9 William III
Lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, bart.
(2) Henry Lavercombe of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
Parcel of alders and woodland, containing 3 acres, in the lower part of the west part of Southwood, with liberty to hedge in and root up the alders and woodland, with a right of way from the premises.
Lives: Lessee's children, Richard, John, and Mary Lavercombe.
Consideration: £4. 2s., and improvements to be made to the premises by (2).
Rent: 2s. 6d.
Heriot: 5s.
Lessee to do suit to the court and mills of Bratton Fleming manor. Lessee to hedge the premises, and improve the ground by watering and other means, for meadow land.

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/19/3  30 October 1707

Contents:
6 Anne
Lease for 99 years or one life, in reversion.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) John Hunt of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
Moiety of the messuage and tenement called South Bear (described in detail with field names).
Consideration: £62. 5s., and one broad piece of gold.
Life: Lessee's daughter Joan Hunt
In reversion of John Rows, clerk;
William Hunt, lessee's son.
Rent: 15s., and 2 bushels of good oats.
Heriot: best beast or £4.
Lessee to do suit to Bratton Fleming manor court, and to Bratton Mills, and to do one day's ploughing, and one day's mowing or reaping, a year on Youlston Barton.
Armorial seal of (1), showing a shield checquy, a chief vair, with the red hand of Ulster on an inescutcheon.

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/19/4  10 May 1733

Contents:
6 George II
Lease for 99 years or one life, in reversion.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Anthony Gill of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
Tenement called Leworthie, with common of pasture on Bratton Down.
Life: Lessee's son Anthony.
In reversion of: Lessee, and his wife Mary.
Consideration: £50.
Rent: £1. 6s. 8d., and one fat capon, and 3 work days a year.
Heriot: Best Beast.
Lessee to do suit to the court and mill of Bratton Fleming manor.

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/19/5  13 June 1743

Contents:
17 George II
Lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, bart.
(2) John Cutcliffe of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
Cottage, with common of pasture and turbary, and lands attached to the cottage.
Lives: Lessee, John Symons, Philip Symons.
Consideration: £100.
Rent: 16s., and half a bushel of oats.
Heriot: Best Beast.
Lessee to do suit to the court and mills of Bratton Fleming manor.

Deeds relating to Haxton tenement, in Bratton Fleming  48/25/20  1808-74

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/20/1  25 March 1808

Contents:
Assignment of lease.
(1) Walter Mogridge of Bratton Fleming, yeoman.
(2) John Tallyn of Bratton Fleming, gent.
Messuage and tenement called Long Meadow, at Haxton, common of pasture for 30 sheep, 2 bullocks and one horse on Bratton Down, and half a days delivery of turves.
Consideration: £230.
Recites that the premises were leased to John Beard by Sir John Chichester for 99 years determinable on lives.

BRATTON FLEMING.  48/25/20/2  29 September 1854

Contents:
Lease for 14 years.
(1) William Gill of Bratton Fleming, gent.
(2) William Gill of Bratton Fleming, yeoman, and John Gill of West Buckland, yeoman.
Messuage and farm called Haxton, containing 98 acres.
Rent: £100.
These are detailed provisions for the course of husbandry to be pursued by the lessees.
Paper

BRATTON FLEMING  48/25/20/3  28 May 1874

Contents:
Appointment.
(1) Elizabeth Marquis of Barnstaple, widow.
(2) James Powell of Crediton, yeoman, and William Perryman of Barnstaple, gent.
Recites that (1) appoints £800, part of a sum held by (2), as trustees of the marriage settlement of (1) and of John Marquis, deceased, to be held in trust for (1) during her life, and then in trust for Mary Marquis, Caroline Marquis, and William John Marquis, children of (1). The £800 is part of a sum obtained by the sale of [...] share of Haxton Farm.

Deeds relating to property of the Chichester family at Shirwell  48/25/21  1625-1804

SHIRWELL  48/25/21/1  28 July 1625

Contents:
4 Charles I
Lease for 99 years or 2 lives in reversion.
(1) Sir Lewis Pollard of King's Nympton, Bart., Sir Edward Southcott of Saunton, knight, George Hakewell, DD., Hugh Pollard, knight (son and heir of Sir Lewis Pollard), John Pole of Colecombe, Thomas Ashford and George Beare of the Middle Temple, London, esq., and Edward Dyer, gent.
(2) Philip Perryn of Sherwill, yeoman.
Land and pasture called Dennys Clieff.
Lives: Lessee's children, George Perryn and Alice Perryn.
In reversion of: Susan Lear.
Consideration: £16.
Rent: 2s. 6d.
Lessee to do suit to Sherwill manor court.
Recites that Sir John Chichester, deceased, by deed of 4 April, 1626, conveyed the manor of Sherwill (and other unspecified lands), to (1), in trust.
Armorial seal of George Hakewill, showing a bend between six crosses fleury patee.
Seal of Edward Southcote, showing a two headed eagle.
Seal of Edward Dyer (not decipherable).

SHIRWELL  48/25/21/2  1 July 1651

Contents:
Feofment in trust.
(1) John Slee, yeoman, son of Elizabeth Slee of Lynton, widow.
(2) Daniel Muxworthy of High Bray, yeoman, and Andrew Kent of Porlock, yeoman.
Tenement called Southill in Southill village.
Consideration: £120, and a marriage intended between (1) and Grace, daughter of Daniel Muxworthy.
Recites that (2) are to hold the premises to the use of Elizabeth Slee for her life, if she shall surrender a messuage in Lynton for the benefit of John Slee. Then to the use of (1) for life, and then as to one moiety to the use of Grace Muxworthy, and as to the other moiety, to the use of the heirs of (1) by Grace, or failing such heirs, to the use of Grace.
No memorandum the seizin was taken.

SHIRWELL  48/25/21/3  18 May 1666

Contents:
18 Charles II
Feofment.
(1) John Chevenor (alias Clarke) of Heanton Punchardon, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife, and John Slee of Lynton, yeoman, and Grace his wife.
(2) Thomas Kent of Porlock, tanner.
Southill tenement.
Consideration: £280.
Endorsed with memorandum that seisin was taken, 18 June, 1666.

SHIRWELL  48/25/21/4  5 February 1661/62

Contents:
14 Charles II
Feofment.
(1) Sir Thomas Hampson of Taplow (Bucks), Bart., and Mary his wife, Robert Ashton of Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, esq., and Robert Jarway, merchant tailor, of London.
(2) John Hammond of East Down, yeoman.
Tenement in Upcott, occupied by (2).
Consideration: £230.
Recites that (2) is to pay a rent of 2d., a year to Sir Thomas Hampson and Mary his wife, and to the heirs of Mary.
Armorial seal of Sir Thomas Hampson. The charges cannot be discerned.

[no title]  48/25/21/5  5 February 1661/62

Contents:
14 Charles II
Bond.
(1) Thomas Hampson of Taplow, bart.
(2) John Hammond of East Down, yeoman.
£400.
Bond to be void if (1) and Mary his wife shall perform the covenants expressed in 48/25/21/4.
Stitched to 48/25/21/4.

SHIRWELL  48/25/21/6  Trinity Term, 1662

Contents:
14 Charles II
Right hand indenture of a fine.
Gregory Horwood, John Hamond, and John Symons, querants
Sir Thomas Hampson Bart., and Mary his wife, deforciants
3 messuages, one cottage, 6 gardens, 6 orchards, 34 acres land, 14 acres meadow, 34 acres pasture, one acre wood, and 17 acres furze and heath in Upcott, West Plaistow Wood, and Shirwell.
Querants paid deforciants £100.
Stitched to 48/25/21/4.

SHIRWELL, STOGUMBER (Somerset).  48/25/21/7  6 April 1769

Contents:
9 George I
Marriage Settlement.
(1) Thomas White of Croyden (in Old Cleave parish, Somerset), yeoman.
(2) Johanna Kent of Selworthy (Somerset), spinster.
(3) William Kent of Selworthy, yeoman, father of (2).
(4) Henry White of Old Cleave, yeoman, brother of (1), and Thomas Giles of Selworthy, yeoman.
(1) covenants to convey to (4) Downside tenement at Stogumber (Somerset) (3) covenants to convey to (4) a tenement called Southill at Shirwell, and to pay £100 to (1).

SHIRWELL.  48/25/21/8  10 March 1788

Contents:
28 George III
Lease for 99 years or 2 lives, in reversion.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Jonathan Reed of Shirwell, husbandman.
Lives: Lessee's daughter, Sarah Reed, aged 32;
Lessee's grand-daughter, Mary Reed, aged 10.
In reversion of Lessee's life.
Consideration: £2. 2s.
Rent: 10s.
Lessee to do suit to Shirwell manor court and mills.

SHIRWELL  48/25/21/9  19 January 1791

Contents:
31 George III
Counterpart of Lease for 99 years or 3 lives.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) David Kidwell of Ford, yeoman.
House and garden at Ford.
Lives: Lessee, aged 35;
Susanna Symonds, aged 35;
John Nott, aged 14.
Consideration: £10. 10s.
Rent: 4d.
Lessee to do suit to Shirwell manor court.

SHIRWELL  48/25/21/10  1 March 1804

Contents:
44 George III
Lease for 10 years.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Robert Kingdom of Shirwell, blacksmith.
Tenement called Dowdles.
Rent: £13.
Paper.

Documents relating to the affairs of Anne Leigh (later Anne, wife of John Chichester)  48/25/22  1596-1742

BAGENIGORETH (Anglesey); TIDMARSH (Berks); GOITHGREG (Camarthen), SHARDLOW (Derbys)., APSE (Hants)., MELTON MOWBRAY (Leics)., LONDON; BRADLEY (Lincs)., KEDDINGTON (Lincs)., HOUNSLOW (Middlesex); CHEPSTOW (Mon); STRIGULL (Mon)., HARDINGSTON (Northants); KEVENDRIN (Pembroke).  48/25/22/1  12 June 1596

Contents:
38 Elizabeth I
Letters Patent.
Lease by Elizabeth I, at the petition of Ralph Ashton and Matthew Petley, two yeoman in ordinary of the Queen's Great Chamber (and for their good service), to Ellis Wynne, gent., of the following properties, for 40 years.
A tenement in Hardingston (Northants), late of Delaprey Abbey (Northants), Prior's Close at Melton Mowbray (Leics)., late of Thomas, Earl of Essex, attainted.
A messuage and 2 virgates in Shardlow (Derbys), late of Charles Pagett, attainted.
A messuage in St. Clement Danes parish, Middlesex, late of Philip, Earl of Arundel, attainted.
Lands late of Hounslow priory (boundaries given in detail but parish not given).
2 tenements at Bagenigoreth (Anglesey), late of Penmon priory (Anglesey), Thornwell farm at Hardwick, in Chepstow parish (Monmouth), late of Chepstow priory.
5 parcels of land at Monkton, in Striguil lordship (Monmouth), late of Chepstow priory.
Mill, called Melin Goithgreg, in Goithgrege Grange (Camarthen), late of Talley Abbey (Camarthen).
Demesne lands of Gilgarran lordship, and herbage of the forest there, all in Kevendrin (Pembroke), late of Jasper, Duke of Bedford. A tenement, barn, croft and 2 closes and meadow in Keddington (Lincs)., late of Louth Priory (Lincs).
A tenement in Bradley (Lincs), late of Wellow priory (Lincs). Manor of Apse (Isle of Wight), late of Christchurch monastery. Site of Tidmarsh manor (Berks)., late of Sir Francis Englefield, attainted.
Great seal of Elizabeth I, slightly damaged.

ISLE OF WIGHT  48/25/22/2  25 June 1639

Deed stained by damp, and worm-eaten.

Contents:
15 Charles I
Assignment of lease.
(1) Richard Baskett of Apse, Isle of Wight, and Thomas Baskett of the Middle Temple, London, esqs.
(2) John, Bishop of Rochester, Henry Braborne of London, fishmonger, and Miles Smith of Bromley (Kent)., gent.
Capital messuage, houses, and demesnes of Apse manor.
Consideration: Sum of money (not specified).
Recites that a lease of the premises, with other lands, granted by the Crown (see 48/25/28/1), has been acquired by Thomas Baskett, in trust for Richard Baskett. The lease of the premises is assigned to Henry Braborne and Miles Smith, at the direction of John, Bishop of Rochester.

ISLE OF WIGHT  48/25/22/3  21 January 1708/09

Part of the top of the manuscript has been cut away.

Contents:
7 Anne.
Will, Proved 21 May, 1718.
Of John Leigh of Newport, Isle of Wight, gent., bequeathing:-
(1) To the wife Catherine a rent charge of £50., for life from the capital messuage and demesne lands of Apse.
(2) To testator's aunt, Martha Newland, a rent charge of £5., from the same property for life.
(3) One year's wages to all servants in testator's service at his death.
(4) To Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Holmes of Yarmouth, £5.
(5) To the Mayor and aldermen of Newport, £20, to apprentice 4 poor children.
(6) To Mary Kebblewhite, £2.
(7) All remaining personal estate to wife Catherine.
(8) To testator's daughter Anne Leigh, the capital messuage and manor of
Apse, and all testator's real property in the Isle of Wight.
Wife Catherine appointed executrix.

BARNSTAPLE, BRATTON FLEMING, BRAUNTON, BRENDON, GEORGEHAM, LOXHORE, PILTON, SHIRWELL, STOKE RIVERS, ISLE OF WIGHT.  48/25/22/4  12 October 1715

Contents:
2 George I
Marriage Settlement.
(1) Sir Arthur Chichester of Youlston, Bart., Elizabeth his wife, and his son and heir apparent, John Chichester, esq.
(2) Anne Leigh, only daughter and heir of John Leigh, late of Newport, deceased.
(3) John Courtenay of Molland, esq., William Bragg of Sadborough, [Parkham] esq., William Page of Fremington, esq., and Claver Morris of Wells, Doctor of Physic, trustees.
Recites that (2) covenants that, within one year of reaching the age of 21 years, she will convey to (3) all lands, etc., bequeathed to her by her father John Leigh, deceased (See 48/25/28/3), (1) covenant to convey to (3) the manors of Bratton Fleming, Loxhore, Shirwell, Stoke Rivers, and Brendon; and also Youlston Barton, Youlston Park, Brendon Barton, Bratton Mills, Ash tenement, and Slowly tenement, in Braunton, Shirwell, Brendon, and Bratton Fleming parishes; and also all messuages of (1) in Pilton and Barnstaple, and also the advowsons of Brendon, Shirwell, and Georgeham; and also a chief rent of £14. 18s. 6d. from the Borough of Barnstaple.

BARNSTAPLE, BRATTON FLEMING, BRENDON, GEORGEHAM, LOXHORE, SHIRWELL, STOKE RIVERS.  48/25/22/5  19 October 1742

Contents:
16 George II
Bargain and sale.
(1) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(2) Joseph Limebear of Lyons Inn, Middlesex, gent.
(3) Thomas Bury of Colyton, esq.
Hundred of Shirwell, manors of Bratton Fleming, Stoke Rivers, Loxhore, Shirwell, and Brendon, lands called Youlston Barton and Youlston Park, chief rent of £14. 18s. 6d., from the Borough of Barnstaple, and the advowsons of Shirwell, Brendon, and Georgeham.
Consideration: 10s.
Recites that the premises are conveyed to (2), so that a recovery may be suffered.
Endorsed with memorandum of enrollment on Chancery, 22 November, 1742.

TAWSTOCK  48/25/23  9 June 1734

Contents:
7 George II
Mortgage for £240, by lease for 1000 years.
(1) Francis Ward the younger of Shirwell, gent.
(2) Audrey Elmeston of Ashford (or Easter Ashford), widow.
Lands and tenements of (1) in Hiscott (or Histecott) manor.

HEANTON PUNCHARDON, WASHFORD PYNE, WITHERIDGE.  48/25/24  4 June 1777

Contents:
17 George III
Release (lease for a year missing).
(1) John Chichester of Hart in Heanton Punchardon (son and heir of William Chichester, clerk, deceased, and Mary his wife, deceased only child of John Ballyman, late of Hart, deceased).
(2) James Martin of the Middle Temple, Middlesex, esq.
(3) Thomas Hole of Barnstaple, gent.
Messuage and tenement called Hensford (in Witheridge and Washford Pyne), Eastaway tenement (in Witheridge), and 2 tenements in Chivenor (in Heanton Punchardon).
Consideration: 10s.
Recites that the premises are released to (2), so that a recovery may be suffered for docking entails.

DUNSFORD  48/25/25  9 June 1777

Contents:
Deed Poll, by Ann Fulford of Paddington, gentlewoman (sister and [...] administratri of Francis Fulford, late of Dunsford, clerk, deceased), and John Fulford of Great Fulford, esq., brother of Francis Fulford.
Recites that Ann and John Fulford acquit Sir John Chichester, as surviving trustee) of all further liability of a five eighths share (to which Francis Fulford was entitled) in £4657. 14s. Consolidated Bank Annuities. Recites that part of the sum was used to buy the great tithes of Dunsford.
Attached is an account of payments made in respect of the five eighths share.

ASHTON  48/25/26  29 February 1788

Contents:
Contract.
(1) The Commissioners of the Land Revenue.
(2) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart.
(1) Contract to sell to (2), for £14. 10s., a yearly rent of 11s. 8d for certain lands in Ashton.

[no title]  48/25/27  1752-1753

Contents:
Account Roll, of Sir John Chichester, Bart., as sheriff of Devon, for the Exchequer year Michaelmas 1752- Michaelmas 1753.
Lists the issues of the county (including farms of Crown lands), for which the sheriff was answerable.

ATWORTH, GREAT CHALFIELD, SOUTH WRAXALL (Wilts).  48/25/28  1 November 1781

Contents:
22 George III
Appointment.
(1) Sir Bourchier Wrey of Tawstock, Bart., and Ellen his wife.
(2) Sir John Chichester of Youlston, Bart., as surviving trustee of the marriage settlement of (1), and as surviving trustee of a deed of partition and settlement made after the marriage of (1).
Recites that (1) direct (2) to sell bank annuities, to produce the sum of £1,500, which is appointed to Robert Harding, husband of Dionisia, daughter of (1). The bank annuities were purchased with part of a sum raised by the sale of lands at Great Chalfield, Little Chalfield, South Wraxall, and Atworth (all in Wilts), the lands having been settled under the marriage settlement of (1), and the subsequent deed of partition.

CRUWYS MORCHARD, CADELEIGH, THROVERTON, SANDFORD.  48/25/29  25 June 1640

Contents:
16 Charles I
Feofment.
(1) Edmond Wyndham of Cathanger, esq.
(2) Henry Greenwood of North Curry, yeoman.
Messuage and lands called Langely, a messuage and 8 acres of arable or pasture, and a parcel of land containing 2 acres, all in Cadeleigh, and all lands of (1) in Cruwys Morchard, Thorverton, and Sandford.
Recites that the feofment shall be void if within 5 years (1) shall acqui
(2) of (2)'s obligations under a bond, dated 25 June, 1640, by which (1) and (2) are jointly bound in £600 to Thomas Edgar of Grays Inn, London.

Documents relating to North Field, Pilton  48/25/30  1815-1852

PILTON  48/25/30/1a,b  2, 3 April, 1815

Contents:
Lease and release.
(1) Dorothy Arthur of Hartland, spinster.
(2) Thomas Salmon of Barnstaple, surgeon, and Elizabeth his wife, sister of (1).
(3) Edward Hocking and William Arthur, both of Hartland, gents.
Closes called North Field, containing one acre, and Bowden's tenement, containing one acre.
Consideration: 10s., paid by (3) to (1), 10s., paid by (2) to (1), and desire of (1) to remedy the inequality of the fortunes left to (1) and to Elizabeth Salmon by their father, William Arthur, deceased.
Recites that the premises are conveyed to (3) in trust for Ann and Mary, daughters of (2).

PILTON  48/25/30/2  1834

Contents:
Abstract of title, to a close called the North Field.
Recites:
(a) Lease and release, between Mary Parminter and William Arthur, 19,20 July, 1796. (A schedule to the release lists deeds 1611-1766).
(b) Assignment of lease, for 500 years, by Mary Parminter and Nicholas Gillard, to William Arthur. 20 July, 1796.
(c) Will of William Arthur, 20 November, 1813.
(d) Assignment of lease, for 1000 years, by George Bowen to Dorothy Arthur. 30 March, 1815.
(e) Lease and release, 3 April, 1815. (48/25/30/1).
(f) Assignment of lease for 500 years, by Richard Stephens to William Mullins. 10 May, 1816.
Paper.

PILTON.  48/25/30/3a,b  27, 28 January 1835

Contents:
Lease and release.
(1) Edward Hockin of Hartland, gent., surviving trustee.
(2) Anne Pyke Salmon of Barnstaple, spinster.
(3) George Tucker of Pilton, butcher.
(4) Charles Carter of Barnstaple, gent., as trustee for (3). Close called North Field.
Consideration: £225.
Recites that the premises are conveyed by (1) to (3), at the direction of (2).

PILTON  48/25/30/4  1 May, 1835

Contents:
Mortgage for £170, by lease for 2000 years.
(1) George Tucker of Pilton, butcher.
(2) Charles Carter of Barnstaple, gent.
Close called North Field.

PILTON  48/25/30/5  30 October 1852

Contents:
Conveyance.
(1) George Tucker, late of Pilton, but now of Kentisbury, yeoman.
(2) Sarah Carter of Barnstaple, widow, Henry Ivie Gribble of Barnstaple, banker, and John Roberts Chanter of Barnstaple, gent, as executors of Charles Carter, deceased.
(3) John Roberts Chanter of Barnstaple, gent.
(4) William Gill of Bratton Fleming, gent.
Close called the North Field, and dwelling house thereon.
Consideration: £170 paid to (2), and £345 paid to (1).
Recites that the premises were mortgaged to Charles Carter (by 48/25/30/4) and to (3), by deed of 5 January 1852, and that (3) has agreed to release the premises from the mortgage. The premises are conveyed to (4).

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