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Reference DD\SAS
Covering dates 16th cent.-20th cent.
Held by Somerset Archive and Record Service
Extent c400 boxes
Source of acquisition See reference of individual items for Accession number
Creators Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society

Contents:
Records collected by the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society.



Extracts of various public records (including IPMs of Sir John S Stawell)  DD\SAS\N/49  [n.d.]

Transcripts of Somerset records  DD\SAS\N/49/1  20th cent.

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Transcripts of Somerset Pleas (1257/8-1271/2)
Transcripts of, Extracts from and Notes on Lay Subsidies 31 Edward I, 6 Edward III, 6 Henry IV, 13 Henry IV, 6 Henry VI, 10 Henry VI, 14-15 & 15 Henry VIII, 32 Henry VIII, 34-5 Henry VIII, 37 & 38 Henry VIII, for various hundreds (List with transcripts)
Abstracts of 1.p.Ms. of Sir John Stawell, 1604 (12 April), 1605 (7 August)

Chilcompton deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/43  [n.d.]

Chilcompton deeds  DD\SAS\H/43/1  [n.d.]

LEASE.  DD\SAS\H/43/1/1  1657

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Dec. 17. George Bowdich of Axe, Dorset, gentleman and Grace, his wife to Henry Salmon of Childcompton, Yeoman, on surrender by Henry Salmon of Lease, dated 1656, Jan. 9 and for £464 OF 2 Messuages or Tenements called Needes and Creedes with all Lands,meadows,pastures and W [.. parchment eaten away] (51 acres), in the parish of Childcompton and in the possession of Hy.Salmon, for 99 years from date, determinable on lives of Henry Salmon,Elizabeth his wife, and Stidman Iames, son of Henr[y James of] Mells, yeoman.
Rent, 10/- p.a. payable at the usual quarters. Heriot best goods or £3.6.8. Covenants include repairs by lesse taking by him of "house boote ploweboote and fireboote" and legal assurance within 7 years from date subject to the lessors not being compelled to travel more than 10 miles.
Signatures of George and Grace on fold.Two red wax seals, one cracked, on two parchment tags; device indecipherable. Parchment, indented, vermin eaten in four places. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, John Dawbney & Sa:, Dawkins:
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/2 A-C]

FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/43/1/2a-2b  1662

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14 Chas.II from the day of Easter in 15 days. 2 between Richard Greene, plt. and George Bowditch and Grace his wife deforts ;OF2 messuages, 30 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture and common of pasture in Chillcompton and Middsommer Norton. Acknowledgment £100.
(a&b) Parchment, (a) indented at top and right side, (b) at top and left. Latin.
(c) = small strip of paper clipped to (a&b) used as modern label
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/1,1/5]

LEASE.  DD\SAS\H/43/1/3  1676

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28 Chas.II, Oct. 12 Michael Curtis of Chewton yeoman, to Thomas Trevelian of Litton,yeoman, and Iohn Clarke of Litton, yeoman, "Friends trusted for and on behalfe of William Curtis of Henton-bluett", yeoman and Francis his wife, on surrender of lease made to several trustees by Michael Curtis and for a competent sum of money, OF a Messuage in Henton-bluett in the tenure of Wm. Curtis; 21 acres of Land, Meadow and pasture and appurtenances (except 2 closes, one called Hent-Hill and the other lying next Pryors Grove), for 99 years from date, determinable on lives of the said William and Francis.
Rent 8/- p.a. payable half yearly at the Feasts of Annunciation of B.V.M. and St. Michael the Archangel. Heriot 8/- The Lessee to be responsible for repairs, covenant as to felling of timber trees by licence of lessor.
Warranty, Michael for himself, his heirs and assigns to the Trustees, their administrators and assigns.
Mark of Michael Curtis on parchment seal tag. Black wax seal impressed on paper folded round tag; device, a heart pierced by 2 arrows. Parchment, indented; Needle-holes down each side. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses Sa: Farshaw, Tho: Burge, Henry Allen.

COUNTERPART LEASE.  DD\SAS\H/43/1/4  1682

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34 Chas.II, Nov. 6 Anthony Stocker of Child-Compton Esq., to Christian Edwards of Downeside in the parish of Midsomer Norton, widow, on surrender of former lease and for £90, OF 7 closes of meadow and pasture with house and appurtenances called Winsley, on the east side of Coale Lane (32 acres) and common of pasture on Old Downe, in the manor or parish of Child-Compton and late in the tenure of Edward Edwards deced. Timber trees, windfalls and dead trees reserved to Anthony Stocker, his heirs and assigns; for 99 years from date, determinable on lives of the said Christian, Mary Salmon (her daughter, wife of Henry Salmon of Stratton-super-Foss) and Edward Salmon (son of the said Henry and Mary) Rent 8/- p.a. payable at the usual quarters and "a couple of Pulletts' yearly at Christmas. Heriot £5. or best goods at choice of Lessor. Yearly suit to be made to the Manor Court of Child Compton. Covenants as to hedging, ditching fencing and repairs by lessee; license to demise to lessee with 40/- p.a. nomine poenae if demised unlicensed; arrears of payments; "Gate boote and stile boote" allowed by lessor; right to demise of lessor and tenancy of lessee.
Mark of Christian Edwards on fold. 1 Red wax seal impressed on paper folded round parchment tag; device, gateway. Parchment, indented. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses John Salmon, R: Salmon, Stephen Curtis.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/10)]

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  DD\SAS\H/43/1/5  1694

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6 Wm. 4 Mary, Mar. 28. Richard Greene, the elder, of Stoke St. Michaell or Stoke Lane, gentleman conveys to William Boulting of Sheale in the parish of Wedmore, Esq., and Edward Urch of the same, gentleman, to uses as declared for the marriage settlement of his son, Richard Greene, the younger, and Anne Urch, daughter of the said Edward, and for £100 marriage portion paid by the said Edward.
2 Messuages and Tenements called Neets and Creeds in the parish of Childcompton; 50 acres of land, meadow & pasture in the same parish, bounded on the North & West by lands late of William Stocker, Esq., decd., on the South by the highway called Cole Lane & on the East by the Lane leading to Nashes Crosse; 20 acres of arable land in the East and west Comon fields of Chilcompton & in Comon fields in Midsomer Norton; 1½ acres of meadow in Lawcombe in a Comon meadow in the parish of Midsomer Norton, All in the tenure of Richard Greene the elder
Signatures of all five parties on fold. 5 Red wax seals impressed on paper folded round 5 parchment tags; traces only of the seal second from left; device, a monogram. Parchment, indented; Needle-holes down each side; Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, John Davis, Tho: Butler, Pe: Davis, Wm. Sherston. The Lease for a Year mentioned as executed the proceeding day is missing.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2 1/2a.c. & 17a.c.]

LEASE.  DD\SAS\H/43/1/6  1696

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8 Wm.III, Mar.25. Charles Buckland, the elder, of Westharptrey, Gentleman, to Thomas Spurlocke of Childcompton, yeoman, on surrender of Lease, 23 Chas.II, Mar.25 (by John Buckland, late of Westharptrey, Esq., deced., to the said Thomas, for 99 years determinable on the deaths of the said Thomas, Elianor Spurlocke, daughter of his brother John, and James Salmon, son of Thomas Salmon of the parish of Midsomer Norton, yeoman) & for £30, OF Messuage & tenement with lands belonging in Ashcombe in the parish of Childcompton, namely:- 1 dwelling house with a Barne adjoining with 1 garden and a Mow barton also adjoining; 1 close of land called wheate crofts (7 acres); 1 close called the yeate croft (4 acres); 1 other close adjoining called Pickbreach (5 acres); 3 acres in Lanshere in the midst of West breach; ½ acre in a close belonging to a tenement late William Salmons & adjoining the house called bake house close; 1 close called the Fursehill (1 acre); 1 parcell of land called the old orchard with a parrocke adjoining (2 acres); 1 parcell of land called the Fernie close with a grove adjoining (5 acres) - which last 7 acres are now laid together in 1 close called the Somer lease; 1 close at the head of Fernie close called the Fower acres (4 acres); 1 other close at the head of the Fower acres called the three acres (3 acres); 1 other close at the head of the three acres called the over lang land (2 acres); 2 doles of ground on the common hill called old downe (40 acres), with the appurtenances, formerly in the tenure of Margarett Webb, widdow, deced, and now of Thomas Spurlocke
For 99 years from date determinable on lives of lessee & Ann & Elianor Spurlocke, his daughters. Rent, 5/9 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Annunciation. Hariot, the best beast or £3.0.0. at choice of lessor. Covenants as to 4/-3 p.a. payable by lessee to Lord of fee for high rent; lessee to undertake repairs; lessee to do suit at lessor's court at Newberry in the parish of Kilmersdon twice a year. Lessor to allow lessee to take, cut and fell house boot, hedge boot, gate boot, style boot; barre boot & plowboot of the trees & hedges on the said premises & fire boot of the shounds topps & lopps of the hedges & trees to be spent on the same & not elsewhere without doing wast. Proviso as to non-payment of rent.
Signature of Buckland on fold. Red wax seal impressed on paper folded round parchment tag; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; one 6d stamp. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Jo: Yorke, Jo: Yorke Jun., I John Brookes ALSO "No 1"
[See also 1b]
[Note In subsequent items relating to the above premises the parcels are not detailed. They remain in substance the same but with variations in spelling as follows:- Wheat Crofts; the Yeat-Croft, the Yeat Croft; Pick-Breach; Lansheere, Landshare; Bakehouse close, Bakhouse-Close, Balphhouse close; the Furzehill, the Furze-hill, the Furze Hill; Furshill, furs hill; Ferny Close, Fearney Close, Fern Close, Fearny Close; Somer leaze, Somerlease, Sumerleaze, Sommer Leaze, Summerleaze. There are numerous variations in use of capital and small letters.]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR.  DD\SAS\H/43/1/7  1706

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5 Anne,Ap. 9. Edward James, the Elder of Chil-Compton, Yeoman, and Dinah his wife, Edward James, the younger, of Dindar, Clothier eldest son and heir apparent of the said Edward the elder, William James of the City of Bath, Gentleman, and John James of Hilperton, Wilts., Carpenter to John Abram of Chelwood or Chelworth or Chelworthy, Yeoman for 10/- OF Close of arable or pasture ground called Little Didley or Little Dipley (1 acre) adjoining a close of ground called Clarkes Pitts; Piece of arable or pasture ground (1 acre) towards the south side of a close of ground called Brish Bottome; piece of arable or pasture ground (1¼ acre) towards the east side of a close of ground called great New Nate; Piece of arable or pasture ground (½ acre) towards the east side of a close of ground called Little New Nate; Piece of meadow or pasture ground (1 acre) towards the west side of a close of ground called Great Didley or Great Dipley meadow; 1 acre more towards the middle of the said close (Gt. Didley or Dipley); 2 pieces of arable or pasture ground (both containing 1 acre) in a close of ground called Northey or Northley; 2 acres of arable land in a Common Feild called Clapton or Claptons West Feild abutting on a Backside late in the tenure of William Harris but now of John Hill and the appurtenances all situate at Clapton in the parishes of Midsomer Norton and Chil-Compton in the tenure of Edward James, the Elder for 1 year from Ap.8 at 1d rent.
Signatures of five first parties on fold. 5 red wax seals impressed on paper slotted through 5 parchment tags; device, 2 crossed keys. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Two 6d stamps. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Hen: White, John Hazle, John Bede.

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/1/8a  1708

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7 Anne, Sept.28. at 1 peppercorn rent, Parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/-. Parchment, 1 skin only endorsed as to execution and "No 3"

RELEASE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/8b  1708

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7 Anne, Sept.29. Maurice Bocland of Standlinch, Wilts; Esq. to William Ruddocke of the parish of Holcombe, ColeMiner, for £180 OF premises at Aishcombe or Winterton in the parish of ChildCompton, late in the tenure of Thomas Spurlocke of ChildCompton, Cordwainer, and now of William Ruddocke [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6)] Covenants excepting (1) estate granted by John Buckland, Esq; deced. for a term of years determinable on the deaths of Thomas Spurlocke of Childcompton, Cordwainer, Anne, wife of Thos. Ruddocke & Elianor, wife of Daniell Salmon of Chilcompton, Sopeboyler at 5/9 p.a. rent; (2) chief rents and services to the Lord or Lords of the fee or fees.
Signature of Maurice Bocland on fold. Red wax seal impressed on paper Slotted through fold; device armorial bearings. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. Two 6d. stamps on each skin. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, John Moore, Thomas Cross Ieff: Potenger.
Also "No 4"
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/6,15)]

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/9  1711

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10 Anne, Aug.10. Anthony Stocker of Child Compton, Esq; and William Stocker of Norton St. Phillipps, Gentleman, second son of the said Anthony to James Greene of Child Compton, Gentleman, for £500 OF Messuage or Tenement called Brymscombe with the appurtenances in the Manor and parish of Child Compton; 22½ acres of Land, meadow and pasture in several closes belonging to the same tenement; 2 acres of arable land in the West Feild of Child Compton; 2 acres, 3 yards in the East feilds of Child Compton; 1½ acres in Lawcombe; ½ acre without the West gate of Child Compton, the Water Mill adjoining the said tenement and appurtenances (all now in the possession of Anne Greene, widow, held by Indenture of Lease, 1 Wm. & Mary, Mar.1, from Anthony Stocker to John Green, late husband of Anne for 99 years determinable on the lives of William Greene, the said Iames Greene and Deborah Greene, late sons and daughter of the said John Greene); Several closes of meadow or pasture ground now used as one, called Lynkmead (30 acres) in the parish of Midsomer Norton (late in the tenure of the said John Greene and now held by the said James Greene by Indenture of Lease,1697,Dec.1 from Anthony Stocker to Anne Greene for 99 years determinable on the lives of the said Iames Greene, William Greene and John Green, sons of the said Anne) with the appurtenances Reserving 1½ acres of arable land in the West Feidl of Child Compton above the parke wall near New close (formerly inclosed by Anthony Stocker into the tineing above the parke) to William Stocker,his heirs and assigns.
Covenants as to peaceable entry, etc., excepting (1) Indenture of Mortgage, 1702, Feb.8, Anthony Stocker, John Lloyd, Esq., Henry Lloyd, Merchant and Richard Taylor, Iron-monger, to Sarah Stephens widow, for £500 and Int.; term 500 years; since by assignment vested in Thos. Edwards, the younger, Esq., and John Hicks, Gentleman, in trust for Thos. Edwards, the elder. (2) Indenture of Mortgage, 1703, July 29, William Stocker to Thos. Edwards. the elder and Hester Willing for £300 and Int.; term 1000 years; the estate of Hester Willing in which was released on her marriage with John Still to the said Thos. Edwards. Both terms now to be assigned in trust for Jas.Greene. (3) Indenture of Lease, 1 Wm. & Mary, Mar.1, Anthony Stocker to John Greene, Yeoman, of part of premises for 99 years determinable on lives of William Green, the said James Greene and Deborah Greene at 17/8 p.a. (4) Indenture of Lease, 1697, Dec.1 Anthony Stocker to Anne Greene, widow, of other part of premises for 99 years determinable on lives of James, William and John Greene at 20/- p.a. Which rents pass with the present release.
Schedule of title deeds given (7 Eliz.-1710). Signatures of two first parties on fold. 2 red wax seals impressed on red tape, inscription and device on left hand one, "M..VFFIT Altar and Cupid bearing heart; device on right hand one, male head crowned with wreath. Parchment, 3 skins, outermost indented; needle holes down each side of each. two 6d stamps on each skin, Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Jos. Edwards, Gilbt. Fleming, H. Neale and Jam Coward.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/13).]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/1/10a  1712

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1711, 10 Anne, Jan.1 from Dec. 26 last, at 1 peppercorn rent, Wm.Stocker (as below) to James Dory, Parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/- Signed by Wm. Stocker, 1 seal (as below) Endorsement as to execution and Witnesses to William's signature (as below) Parchment, 1 skin only.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b  1712

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1711, 10 Anne, Jan.2 Anthony Stocker of Childcompton, Esq., and William Stocker of Norton St. Phillipps, Gentleman, 2nd son of the said Anthony to James Dory of Camely, yeoman, for £300 to Wm. and 5/- to Anthony Stocker OF Messuage or tenement in the Manor and Parish of Childcompton, bounded on the East [sic] with Blackers Hill, on the south with Wintertopp on the West with OldDown and on the East with Colelane, called Winsleaze and all the appurtenances containing 38 acres, formerly in the tenure of Elinor Spurlock, widow, deced., since of John Spurlocke, the elder, deced., and now of Grace Spurlock, his widow and John her son; 1 padock of Ground at Old Downe in the parish of Childoompton abutting on Cole lane and formerly inclosed from the Common of Old Downe ( 2 acres of arable, meadow of pasture ground), now in possession of Grace Spurlock and John, her son; 1 little Garden and Orchard near the said Messuage, late in the possession of one Allen and now of the said Grace and Iohn; Common and Common of pasture in Old Downe or elsewhere; liberty to dig or plough for Barth upon Old down to mix with Lime
Covenants include the conveyance being subject to two Indentures of Mortgage, 1702, Feb. 8 & 1703, July 29 [See Covenants in DD\SAS\H/43/1/9] and to Three Leases :- 33 Chas.II, July 26, Anthony Stocker to John Spurlock the Father, of part of premises for 99 years determinable on lives of John Spurlock, Margarett his wife and John their son at 10/- p.a; 1681, Jan. 5, Anthony Stocker to John Spurlock, the Elder, of other part of premises for 99 years determinable on lives of John Spurlock, the younger, Elinor and Mary Spurlocke, his sisters, at 1/- p.a.; and Wm. Stocker to Samuell Salmon for 21 years of "All the Coleworks within the Mannor of Childcompton", the benefit of all,coal dug on the premises now granted to go to James Dory, his heirs and assigns.
Signatures of two first parties on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; inscription and device "VN MESVFFIT ", Altar and Cupid bearing heart; Parchment, 2 skins, outer indented and worn by damp at middle fold; needle-holes down each side of each skin. Two 6d stamps on each skin. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money: witnesses to Wm. Stocker's signature, Gilbt Fleming, H.Neale, John Sawier; witnesses to Anthony Stocker's signature, John Pooker, Richard neuell, Joseph Blaker [See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/4,11)]
[Note In subsequent items relating to the above premises the parcels are not detailed. They remain in substance the same but with variations in spelling as follows :- Winter top, Wintertop Old Down, Winsley, Chilcompton. There are also variations in use of capital and small letters.]

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/11  1712

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1711, 10 Anne, Jan. 3 Thomas Edwards, senior of the City of Bristoll, Esq., Thomas Edwards, the younger, of Middle Temple, London, Esq., and John Hickes of the City of Bristoll, gentleman (by direction of William Stocker of Norton St. Phillipps', Gentleman) to Iames Dory of Camly, yeoman John Palmer of Farrington Gurney, gentleman, and Thomas Dory of Stone Easton, yeoman, (Reciting Mortgage, 1 Anne, Feb. 8 Anthony Stocker of Childcompton, Esq., father of William, John Lloyd of Bristoll, Esq., eldest son & heir of St. John Lloyd, late of Bristoll, Knt. deced., Henry Lloyd of Rudgway, Glouc., Merchant & Richard Taylor of Bristoll, Ironmonger to Sarah Stephens of London, widow, for £500 and Int., term 500 years, OF the Mannors and Lordships of Childcompton and Henton Bluett in the parishes of Childcompton, Henton Bluet, Chewton and Midsomer Norton, Assigned 1708, Aug.4 to Thomas Edwards, the younger and John Hickes intrust for Thos. Edwards, the elder, for £400.5.0) For £300 purchase money mentioned in 1(10)b for residue of term of 500 years ON Messuage called Winsleaze and premises on Old Downe, etc. in the manor and parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b]
Signatures of four first and second parties on fold Four red wax seals impressed on red tape; inscription and device as 1(10)b. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Two 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution (3) and receipt for consideration money witnesses John Sawier, Gilbt, Fleming, Ios. Edwards, H. Neale [See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/10,12)]

ASSIGNMENT OF TWO LEASES  DD\SAS\H/43/1/12  1712

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11 Anne, Ap.2. Grace Spurlock of Bleadon, Relict and widow of John Spurlock, the elder, late of Child Compton, deced., John Spurlock of Bleadon, yeoman and Thomas Spurlock, the elder, all executors of John, the elder, deced. to James Dory of Camely, yeoman, (1) 1681, 33 Chas.II, July 26, Anthony Stocker of ChildCompton, Esq., to John Spurlock, the elder, of Winslease (38 acres) [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b] for 99 years from date, determinable on lives of said Iohn, Margaret his wife and Iohn their son; (2) of [1682], 1681, 33 Chas.II, Jan. 5, same parties, OF paddock on Old Down abutting against Cold Lane [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b] for 99 years determinable onlives of John, the younger, Elinor a and Mary Spurlock, son and daughters of John, the elder, for £210 for remainder of 99 years term determinable on lives of John Spurlocke, the younger and Elinor Dory, now wife of James Dory.
Mark of Grace and Signatures of Iohn and Thomas Spurlock. 3 Red wax seals impressed on deed; device, a lioness. Paper, indented; needle-holes down each side. Two 6d stamps embossed. Endorsements as to execution (2): witnesses, Hen. Danvers, Tho. Dory, the marks of John Edwards and An. Hippisly
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/11,14)]

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/13  1717

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3 Geo.I, May 15. Edward Vagg of Child-compton, yeoman and Iohn Hole of Farrington Gurney, gentleman, by direction of Iames Greene late of Child-Compton but now of Shaston or Shaftsbury, Dorset, gentleman, to Thomas Salmon of Stratton Super Fosse, gentleman, in Trust for William Moore of Charlton in the parish of Kilmersdon, gentleman, to attend the inheritance, etc. (Reciting Mortgage of 1 Anne, Feb.8 and Assignment of 1708, Aug.4 [See recital of DD\SAS\H/43/1/11] and two assignments of 1711, Aug.13. (1) Thos. Edwards, the younger and John Hickes to Vagg and Hole in Trust for said James Greene to attend the inheritance, for £500 and Int. term 500 years, OF Messuage called Brimscombe, Lynckmead, land, water mill and premises
[See DD\SAS\H/43/1/9] (2) Thos. Edwards the elder by direction of Wm. Stocker to Vagg and Hole in trust for the said James Greene to attend the inheritance of term of 1000 years on Lynckmead granted by Wm. Stocker to Hester Willing, Spinster and Thos. Edwards, the elder and by Hester and her husband John Still assigned to the said Thomas) for £67.10.0. (making with £512.10.0. due from Iames Greene to Wm. Moore £580.) and 5/- to Vagg and Hole, for remainder of terms of 500 and 1000 years, on Lynckmead (30 acres) in the parish of Midsomer Norton
[See DD\SAS\H/43/1/9]
Signatures of all parties but Thos. Salmon on fold. 5 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, left hand seal, a monogram; the other 4 seals, a star. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution (3) witnesses Ben: Branch, Sam: Raymond, Will. Ring
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/9)]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/1/14a  1717

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3 Geo. I, July 9. at 1 Peppercorn rent. Parties and parcels etc., as under. Consideration 5/-

DEED OF CONFIRMATION  DD\SAS\H/43/1/14b  1717

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3 Geo.I July 10. Thomas Dory of Camely, Yeoman eldest son and heir of James Dory, late of Camely, yeoman, deced., to John Dory of Farrington Gurney, Chaundler, another son of said Iames to prevent disputes over will, 1716, Oct. 20, of late James Dory, for better discharge by John Dory of moneys charged on estate and for 5/- releases messuage called Winsleaze, premises on Old Downe etc., in the manor and parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b]
Mark of Thomas Dory on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red tape; device, armorial bearings. Parchment indented; needleholes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsement as to execution: witnesses, W.m Sherstone, Robert Somerton [See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/12 and 22)]

RELEASE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/15  1719

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5 Geo.I, Mar. 25. William Norman, the Younger, of Stoke St. Michael or Stokland, Dyer, and William Stone, the elder, of Edford in the parish of Holecombe, Tallow Chandler (devises of William Ruddock, deced. by his will of 1717, Dec.20), to Richard James, the Elder, of Old Downe in the parish of Binagre, Blacksmith, (Reciting (1) Release of 7 Anne, Sept.29, Maurice Bockland of Standlinch, Wilts., Esq., to William Ruddock, the Elder, late of Holecombe, Coleminer [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/8], and (2) Will above-mentioned) for £361.1.0 OF premises at Ashcombe or Wintertopp in the parish of Child-Compton, late in the tenure of Thomas Spurlock, lately deced., and now of the said Iames [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6]; Excepting (1) Term and interest of Ann Ruddock granted by 1701, Jan.1;(Lease of [1702]) from Thos. Spurlock to Thos. Ruddock, late husband of the said Ann, for lives of Thos. Ruddock (since deced.), the said Ann Spurlock and Elianor Salmon (formerly Elianor Ruddock) her sister, at 5/9 p.a.; and (3) Chief rents and services due.
Signatures of Norman Stone on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Marks of three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses John James the younger of Whitnell, George Iames, John James of Emburow, Tho. Maxham. See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/8 and 1/16

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/16  1720

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6 Geo.I, Mar.28. Anne Ruddock of the parish of Holcombe, widdow (Administratrix of the estate of Thomas Ruddock,deced.), to George Long of the parish of Stratton Super fors, Yeoman (Reciting Lease, 1696, Mar.25 [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6] and Assignment [1702], 1701, Jan.5 by Thos. Spurlock to Thos. Ruddock of the parish of Holcombe, Coleminer, OF one halfendeale [i.e. ½ part] of the said premises [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6], namely:- North part of dwellinghouse; ½ of barn and stable; with part of furs hill (1acre); old orchard Close (2 acres); Fern Close (5 acres); 1 close at the head of Fern Close (4 acres); 1 other Close at the head of four acres (3 acres); 1 other Close called overland (2 acres) - containing in all 17 acres; with ½ of 2 doels on old down; from Mar. 25 next after date for remainder of term of 99 years); for £140 of recited premises for residue of term of 99 years.
Signature of Ann Ruddock. Red wax seal impressed on paper folded round parchment tag; inscription and device, "HSA H[.] VERELLO" and Male head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements as to execution; witnesses, Wm. Moore, Cornelius Cutler, and "No. 8"
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/15, 19]

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/17a  1721

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8 Geo.I,Oct.17. Richard Greene of Stokelane, Gentleman, and Edward Greene of Stokelane, Gentleman, Son and heir of Richard Greene by Anne his late wife, to Dame Love Read of Brockett Hale, Hertford, Widow, for £600 and Interest; term 1000 years OF 2 Messuages or Tenements with the appurtenances called Neatts and Creeds in Childcompton; 50 acres of land, meadow and pasture thereto belonging, now inclosed in several pieces called :- The Parock adjoining the Mow-Barton (2 acres); The Barnclose (2 acres); Stoke croft (5 acres); The Ash close (7 acres); The Poole close (3 acres); The Six acres adjoining Winceleys (6 acres); The Well close (3 acres); The Six acres going to Broadway (6 acres); The Lower Six acres (5 acres); The Five acres below the house (5 acres); the three acres below the house (3 acres); and the appurtenances all situate in Childcompton in the parish of Midsomer Norton and now in the possession of Richard Greene. Proviso and Covenants as to payment to Dame Love Read of £15 on Ap. 18 next ensuing and £615 on 1722.Oct.18. Schedule of title deeds given (1657-1694).
Signatures of Richard and Edward Greene on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, three ostrich feathers and coronet. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. Three 6d stamps on each skin. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Tho. Elliott. Wm. Bennett, Edw: Boothe [See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/5, 17b-d]

Small paper label in modern hand pinned to back of Mortgage.[1/17a].  DD\SAS\H/43/1/17b  nd

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BOND in £1200  DD\SAS\H/43/1/17c  1721

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8 Geo.I, Oct.17 to perform covenant in above Mortgage. Same parties, signatures and Witnesses. Cancelled by removal of seals. Paper, double sheet foolscap. Three 6d stamps embossed Pinned with 1(17)d to 1(17)a

FINAL AGREEMENT  DD\SAS\H/43/1/17d  1721

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8 Geo.I, In the morrow of St. Martin. CHIROGRAPH OF FINE between Thomas Edwards, Esq., Plt., and Richard and Edward Greene deforts. OF 2 Messuages and 30 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow and 30 acres of pasture and common of pasture with the appurtenances in Childcompton and Midsomer Norton.
Parchment, indented at top and left side. Latin.
Pinned with 1(17)c to 1(17)a
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/17a-c, 18]

DEED TO LEAD THE USES OF A FINE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/18  1721

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8 Geo.I, Oct. 18. Sur Cognizance de droit come ceo, etc., Richard Green of Stokelane, Gentleman, and Edward Green of the same, Gentleman, son and heir of the said Richard by Anne his late wife. (in pursuance of covenants with William Stocker of Child Compton, Gentleman) to Thomas Edwards of the City of Bristoll, Esq. (Reciting Mortgage 1721, 8 Geo.I, Oct.17 to Dame Love Read [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10a above]) to be levied ON Messuages called Neats and Creeds with the appurtenances and 50 acres of land [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10a for details] And also 20 acres of arable land in the East and West Commonfeilds of Child Compton and in the Commonfeilds in Midsommer Norton and 1½ acres of meadow in Lawcombe in a Common meadow in the parish of Midsommer Norton
Signatures of Richard and Edward Green, Thomas Edwards and Dame Love Read on fold. Five red wax seals impressed on red tape; device on two at left, a spread eagle. inscription and device on three at right, a cupid [?] a sun and "[.]EVAE [..]". Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution, (1) first parties, witnesses, Tho Elliott, Wm Bennett, Edw: Boothe; (2) second and third parties, witnesses, Robt King, Richard Orton
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/17d, 21]

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/19  1723

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9 Geo.I, Mar.25. Richard Iames of old downe in the parish of Binagre, Blacksmyth, to Richard Plaister of Witcombe in the parish of Chewton, Gentleman, for £270 and Int; term 1000 years OF premises at Ashcombe or Wintertopp in the parish of Child Compton, late in the occupation of Thomas Spurlock of Child Compton, Cordwainer, lately deced., and now of Richard Iames [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6] Proviso and covenants as to £270 and Interest being repayable on Sept.26 next after date.
Signature of Richard James on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red tape; inscription and device "ANNA" and a female head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Claron Horler, Tho: Maxham. Also "No. 10".
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/16,20)]

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/20  1726

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1725, 12 Geo.I, Mar.8 Dame Love Read of Great Marlborough Street, Middlesex, Widow, (by direction of Richard and Edward Green both of Stoke Lane, Gentlemen, the latter son and heir of the former by Anne his late wife) to John Shute of Charterhouse Hinton, Yeoman and Thomas Salmon of Stratton on the Forse, Yeoman, in trust for William Moore of Charlton in the parish of Kilmersdon, Yeoman (Reciting Mortgage of 1721, Oct. 17 [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/17a] for £600 for remainder of term of 1000 years ON premises at Ashcombe or Wintertopp in the parish of Child Compton.
Signatures of Richard and Edward Green and Dame Love Read on fold. 5 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, a female head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution (1) by two first signatures; witnesses, Francis Moore, Robt. King, Nathll. Goodwin; (2) by third signatory and receipt for consideration money; witnesses Tho. Edwards, Robt King
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/18,2/1]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/1/21a  1726

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1725, 12 Geo.I, Mar. 24. same parties, parcels etc., as under. Consideration 5/- a piece

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/21b  1726

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12 Geo.I, Mar. 25. Richard Green of Stokelane, Gentleman, and Edward Green of the same, Gentleman, son and heir of the said Richard by Anne his late wife to William Moore of Charlton in the parish of Kilmersdon, Yeoman for £1150 (£600 of which was paid to Dame Love Read for Assignment of Mortgage [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/20] OF 2 Messuages called Neats and Creeds with the appurtenances and 50 acres of land
[See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10a for details]
Signatures of Richard and Edward Green on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, a female head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down both sides. Piece of quill feather caught in fold. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Robt. King, Francis Moore, Nathll. Goodwin
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/20]

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/22  1727

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1 Geo.II, July 19. Thomas Dory of Camely, Single Man, Iames Dory of the same, yeoman, Iames Sage of the same, yeoman, and Mary Dory, now wife of Iames Sage, to Henry Dory of Pensford Malster and Grace Dory of the same, spinster (Reciting Will of Iohn Dory of Mills, Yeoman, deced. devising Messuage 38 acres of meadow or pasture ground and paddock of ground at Old Downe (2 acres) all in the Mannor of Childcompton to be divided into four equal parts to his children, Iames Henry, Mary and Grace Dory, for £300 OF one undivided ½ part of Messuage called Winsleaze, and premises on Old Down, etc., in the Manor and parish of Childcompton formerly in the tenure of Spurlocke [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b] but common common of pasture and liberty to dig for earth are not here mentioned. Warranty, first parties, their heirs and assigns to second parties, their heirs and assigns.
Signatures of four first parties on fold. 4 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; first and last cracked; devices, first and last, a child; two middle, a crest of beast's head and coronet. Parchment indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Iohn Dorie, mark of Mary Broadrible, Will. Woodcocke
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/14a-b,1/23]

CONVEYANCE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/23  1728

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2 Geo.II, Nov. 4. Henry Dory of St. Thomas in Peinsford, Malster, to Iames Sage of Camely, Yeoman, for £350, one undivided half part OF MESSUAGE called Winsleaze and premises on Old Down, etc. in the Parish of Childcompton, formerly in the possession of - Spurlock. [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b]. Warranty, Hy. Dory for himself & his heirs to James Sage his heirs & assigns.
Signature of Hy. Dory on fold. 1 Red wax seal on paper folded round parchment tag; device indecipherable. Parchment indented. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements as to execution, receipt for purchase money & taking & delivery of seizin; witnesses, Richard Sutton, John Evanes, Sam. Prigg.
See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/22,24

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/24  1729

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3 Geo.II, Mar.24. William Moore of Charleton in the parish of Kilmersdon, Gentleman, & John Salmon of Downehead, Gentleman (by direction of Thomas Salmon of Stratton super Foss, Gentleman) to John Shute of Charter House Hinton & Benjamin Moore of Newberry in the parish of Kilmersdon, Gentlemen, in trust for Wm. Moore & his sons, for 5/- a piece paid by Shute & Benj. Moore to Wm. Moore & John Salmon, for remainder of a term of 1000 years ON a Tenement or 7 closes of Meadow and pasture with the house & appurtenances called Winsley with Common of pasture on Old Downe & premises..
Many deeds recited.
Signatures of Thos. & John Salmon & Wm. Moore in fold. Three red wax seals inpressed on red tape. Parchment indented; Needle holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Two endorsements as to execution; witnesses (1) Elanor Hopkins, George Long. Isaac Hodges, (2) Sarah Greenill & Benja. Moore.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/23,25].

BOND  DD\SAS\H/43/1/25  1730

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3 Geo.II, Mar.26. of Thomas Salmon of Stratton super Foss, Gentleman, & Benjamin Moore of Newberry in the parish of Kilmersdon, Gentleman, to William Moore of Charleton in the same parish in £600 to perform covenant in Lease & Release of Mar. 23 & 24 inst. conveying to Wm. Moore 7 closes of pasture ground in the parish of Child Compton (32 acres) with the house called Winsley & common of pasture on Old Downe for payment of £12.0.0 p.a. to Wm. Moore as long as Mary Salmon holds 1/3 part of the premises as her Right of Dower.
Signatures of Salmon & B. Moore. Two red wax seals impressed. Paper, double sheet foolscap. Three 6d. stamps embossed. Witnesses to execution, Elisabeth Moon, the mark of Anna Iones, Thomas Salmon jun.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/24, 27a-b].

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/26a  1735

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9 Geo.II, Aug.10. Richard Plaister of Whitcombe in the parish of Chewton, Gentleman (by direction of Richard James of Old Down in the parish of Binegar, Blacksmith), to Joseph Albin of Shepton Mallett, Clothier, (leciting Mortgage of 1723, Mar.25, Richard James to Richard Plaister for £270 & Int. term 1000 years) for £340 to Plaister & 5/- to James for remainder of term ON premises at Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Child Compton, late in the occupation of Thomas Spurlock of child Compton, Cordwainer & then of Richard James [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6]. Determinable on payment by Ric. James of £347.13 on Feb.11 next ensuing.
Signatures of first parties on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, a spread eagle. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d, stamps. Endorsements as to execution & receipt for purchase money; witnesses John Bickham & William Berth, also "No.11".
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/1a, 26b].

COUNTERPART ASSIGNMENT  DD\SAS\H/43/1/26b  1735

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9 Geo.II, Aug.10. (as 1/26a).
Signature of Joseph Albin on fold. 1 Red wax seal impressed on red tape; device, a spread eagle. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Mary Hambert & John Bickham, also "No.11".
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/26a, 31].

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/1/27a  1738

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12 Geo.II, Nov. 28. at 1d. rent. Parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/-.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/27b  1738

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12 Geo.II, Nov. 29. Thomas Dory of Camely, yeoman, son & heir at law of James Dory late of Camely, yeoman, deced., & eldest brother & heir at law of John Dory late of Mells, Tallow Chandler, deced., to Iames Sage of Camely, yeoman, for 5/-, OF MESSUAGE called Winsleaze & premises on Old Down, etc., in the manor & parish of Childcompton. [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b]. Warranty Thomas Dory to James Sage his heirs & assigns against Thomas, his heirs & assigns.
Mark of Thos. Dory on fold, 1 Red wax seal impressed on red tape; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, John Tyly, John Veale, Jas. Leman.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/25, 28].

DEED TO LEAD THE USES OF A FINE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/28  1738

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12 Geo.II, Dec. 4. Sur Cognizance de droit come ceo. etc., James Sage of Camely, yeoman, & Ann, his wife, to Edmund Sage of Camely, yeoman, OF MESSUAGE called Winsleaze & premises on Old Down, etc., in the Manor & parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b]. late in the tenure of James Dory, deced., & now if James Sage.
Signatures of first parties on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; Needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Palmer Dory & mark of Elner Sage.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/27a-b, 29].

2 FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/43/1/29  1739

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12 Geo.II, in eight days of the Purification of the B.V.M. [Feb.2] Edmund Sage, Plt.; James Sage & Ann his wife, deforts OF 1 Messuage, 2 gardens, 2 orchards, 10 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 24 acres of pasture & common of pasture with the appurtenances in Childcompton & Old Down; warranted to Edmund & his heirs against James & Ann & the heirs of James for £60.
Parchment (a) indented at top & of right side, (b) at top & left.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/28, 30a-b].

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/1/30a  1739

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13 Geo.II, Sept. 17. at 1d rent. Parties, parcels etc., as under. Consideration 5/-
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/29, 30b]

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/30b  1739

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13 Geo.II, Sept.18. Iames Sage of Camely, yeoman, to Iohn Dory of the parish of Stone Easton, Gentleman, and Mary Brodribb of Clutton, widow for £280 and Int. OF Messuage called Winsleaze and premises on Old Down etc., in the parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b] Determinable by repayment of £492.12.0. on Mar. 19 next ensuing
Signature of Iames Sage on fold. 1 Red wax seal impressed on paper slotted through fold; device, a winged gryphon rampant. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements (1 & 2) as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses Iohn Brodribb and Robt. Holloway; (3) memorandum as to £140 of consideration money being the share of each of the mortgagees; same witnesses. (4) Acknowledgement, 1741, Oct. 6 by Iames Sage of Receipt from Iohn Dory of £30 to be added to the principal of £280 as a new charge making in all £310 and Int; Witnesses, Iohn and Wm. Brodribb. (5) Receipt 1756, Aug. 28, for £181 principal and Int. paid by Iohn Dory to Iosiah and Wm. Brodribb, Administrators of Mary Brodribb; witness, R.Jenkyns
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/30a, 2/4 a-b]

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/1/31  1740

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14 Geo.II, June 23. Iohn Stillingfleet of Shepton Mallet, Clothier, and Iane his wife, Administratrix of Ioseph Albin, late of Shepton Mallet, Clothier, her late father deced., (by discretion of Richard Iames of Old Down in the parish of Binegar, Blacksmith) to Edmund Lovel of the City of Wells, Clerk for £380 for remainder of a term of 1000 years ON Premises at Ashcombe or Wintertopp in the parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/16] Mortgaged, 1723, Mar. 25, by Richard Iames to Richard Plaister for £270 and Int. and Assigned by Plaister to Ioseph Albim, 1735 9 Geo.II Aug.10 for £340
Signatures of Iohn, Iames and Richard on fold. Three red wax seals impressed on red tape; device armorial bearings. Parchment, 2 skins, outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. Three 6d stamps on each skin. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Iohn Goldfinch and Elis Crocked.
Also "No. 12"
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/26, 2/1]

Chilcompton deeds  DD\SAS\H/43/2  [n.d.]

CONVEYANCE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/1  1748

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22 Geo.II, Mar.21. Richard James of Old Down in the parish of Binegar, Blacksmith to James Curtis of Stanten Drew, Malster, for £541 OF premises at Ashcombe or Wintertopp in the parish of Chilcompton formerly in the occupation of Thomas Spurlock of Chilcompton, Cordwainer deced., and now of Richard Iames [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/16] Free from incumbrances except for Mortgage of 1740 Iune 23 by John Stillingfleet of Shepton Mallett, Clothier, and Iane his wife, Administratrix of Joseph Albyn, late of Shepton Mallett, Clothier, her late father (by direction of the said Richard James) to Edmund Lovel of the City of Wells, Clex for remainder of term of 1000 years, Assigned by indenture of even date (1748) to John Phelps of Binegar yeoman, in trust for James Curtis to attend the inheritance.
Signature of Richard James on fold. 1 red wax seal impressed on red tape; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented. Three 6d stamps on each skin. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, James Browning and Geo.Tiison.
Also "No. 14"
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/31, 2/2]

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/2  1748

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22 Geo.II, Mar. 21. Edmund Lovel of the City of Wells, Clerk by the direction of Richard James of Old Down in the Parish of Binegar, Blacksmith, to John Phelps of Binegar, for £494.7.0. Yeoman, for term of 1000 years in trust for James Curtis of Stantondrew, Malster, to attend the Inheritance ON premises at Ashcombe or Wintertopp in the parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/16] Mortgaged, 1723, Mar.25, by Richard Iames to Richard Plaister for £270 and Int., [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/31 for previous assignments]
Signatures of James, Lovel and Curtis on fold. 4 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. Three 6d stamps on each skin. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, James Browning and Geo: Tiison. Also "No. 15"
See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/1, 3

CASE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/3  nd

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[after 1753, July 21] on the will dated 1753, July 21, of James Curtis, late of Stanton Drew Malster, deced. for Opinion of "Mr. Scudamore. (Opinion missing).
Paper double sheet foolscap
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/2, 2/8c the latter being in the same handwriting]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/2/4a  1756

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29 Geo.II, Mar.22 at id rent. Parties and parcels etc., as H/43/2/4b. Consideration 5/-

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/4b  1756

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29 Geo.II, Mar.23. John Dory of Camely, yeoman, (nephew and heir at law of Thos. Dory late of Camely, yeoman, deced., who was eldest son and heir at law of John Dory, late of Mells, Tallow Chandler, deced. John Fry of High Littleton, yeoman and Mary his wife and Susannah Sage of Chilcompton, Spinster (Mary and Susannah being only children and heirs of Grace Sage, deced., late wife of Ias. Sage), to the said James Sage of Chilcompton, yeoman, for £60 OF Messuage called Winsleaze and premises on Old Down etc., in the manor and parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b]; Subject to the payment of £280 and Int. secured by Indentures of Lease and Release of 1739, Sept. 17 and 18 from Iames Sage to John Dory and Mary Brodribb [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/30a-b] Declaration as to uses of a fine sur cognizance de droit come ceo
Signatures and marks of 4 first parties on fold. 4 Red wax seals impressed on red tape. Device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution (2) and receipt for consideration money; witnesses Ia. Yorke and R. Jenkyns
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/1/30a-b, 2/5a-b]

FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/43/2/5a-b  1756

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29 Geo.II, from Easter in fifteen days. James Sage, pet; John Fry and Mary his wife, deforts. of 1 Messuage, 2 gardens, 2 Orchards, 10 acres of Land, 10 acres of meadow, 24 acres of pasture and common of pasture with the appurtenances in Childcompton and Old Down for £60.
Parchment 2 skins (a) indented at top and right side (b) at top and left
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/4a-b, 2/6 a-c]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/2/6a  1756

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30 Geo.II Aug.27. at 1d rent. Parties and Parcels etc., as under. Consideration 5/- Wrongly dated in endorsement July 27

FURTHER CHARGE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/6b  1756

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30 Geo.II, Aug. 28. Iames Sage of Childcompton, yeoman, to John Dory of the Parish of Chewton Mendip, Gentleman, (reciting mortgage of 1739 Sept. 17 and 18 [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/30a-b] and endorsement thereon) of £212.0.0. (Total charge £522.) on Messuage called Winsleaze and premises on Old Down, etc., in the manor and parish of Child Compton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b] Determinable on payment of £522 on Feb.28 next ensuing.
Signature of James Sage on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red tape; device a male head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution and payment of consideration money; witnesses Ja: Yorke and Walter Chapman
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/5 a-b 2/7]

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/7  1758

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31 Geo.II, Mar.25. Iames Sage of Childcompton, yeoman, to John Dory of the parish of Chewton Mendip, Gentleman (reciting Mortgage of 1739, Sept. 17 and 18; endorsement of 1741, Oct. 6 [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/30a-b] and further charge of 1756, Aug.27 and 28 [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/6a-b] for £46.13.9. (making with £553.6.3. mortgage principal and interest due, £600 purchasemoney), of messuage called Winsleaze and premises on Old Down etc., in the manor and parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/10b]
Signature of James Sage. Red wax seal impressed on red tape; device, armorial bearings. Parchment indented. Three 6d and one 1/- stamps. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses Jas. Yorke and Wm Stone Junr.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/6a-b]

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/8a  1768

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8 Geo.III Ap.5 Rev. John Walker of East Harptry, Clerk (Executor of the will of Wm. Walker, late of East Harptry, Gentleman, deced.), by direction of James Curtis of Stanton Drew, Maltster, to John Dory of Stone Easton in the Parish of Chewton Mendip, Gentleman, for £120 to Rev. Walker and £100 to Curtis for remainder of term of 600 years on premises at Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6]; Mortgaged, 1749, Mar.25 by James Curtis and John Phelps of Binegar, yeoman, to Wm. Walker. Determinable by payment of £220 on Oct. 5 next ensuing with interest at 4%
Signatures of Walker and Curtis on fold. 3 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, armorial bearings (2) Parchment indented. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money by Rev. Walker; witnesses Ann Woollford and Thos. Miles. As to execution and receipt by Curtis; witnesses, Thos. Miles and Cs. Marchant.

MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT  DD\SAS\H/43/2/8b  1771

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Feb. 9 by John Curtis with Palmer Dory and Grace Dory for conveyance to them by Curtis before Mar.1 of 2 undivided third parts in messuage, lands and appurtenances in Chilcompton (now in mortgage to them) for £600 (including mortgage moneys due).
Paper, small 4to. sheet. Signatures of Curtis and Palmer Dory, witness, R. Miles.

GENEALOGICAL TABLE of children [of Curtis family]  DD\SAS\H/43/2/8c  nd.

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Paper, torn scrap. [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/3 which is in same handwriting.]

WORKINGS  DD\SAS\H/43/2/8d  c. May 1772

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As to moneys due on Curtis estate and from Thos. Smith to Palmer and Grace Dory.
[(See DD\SAS\H/43/2/9]
Four pieces of paper folded together.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/7, 9a-c]

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/9a  1771

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11 Geo.III, Jan. 3. Thomas Smith of Morton in the parish of Thornbury, Glouc., Grazier and Martha his wife (daughter of James Curtis late of Stanton Drew, Maltster, deced., and devisee in his will of the undivided 1/3 part in messuage as below) to Palmer Dory, Gentleman, and Grace Dory, Spinster, of Stone Easton in the Parish of Chewton Mendip. (Reciting Mortgage of 1749, Mar.25 [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/8a, Assignment of 1768,Ap.5 [see also DD\SAS\H/43/2[8]a]; will of James Curtis of 1753 July 21 a and that £73.6.8. is yet due on security of the said 1/3 part) for a further £146.13.4. (£220. in all) on the said undivided 1/3 part in premises at Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Child-Compton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6] Determinable on payment of £220 on July 3 next with Int. at 4% And declaration of the Uses of a fine Sur Cognizance de Droit come ceo etc.
Signatures of Thos. and Martha Smith on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, lion rampant. Parchment indented. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Thos. Miles and Wm Miles.

WORKINGS  DD\SAS\H/43/2/9b  nd.

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[After 1771,Jan. 3] as to principal and interest moneys.
Papers, small 8vo sheet. [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/8d]

FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/43/2/9c-d  1771

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11 Geo.III in eight days of St. Hilary. Palmer Dory Esq., pet. and Thomas Smith and Martha, his wife, deforts. of 1/3 part of 1 messuage, 1 barn, 1 stable, 1 curtilage, 2 gardens and Orchards, 20 acres of Land, 40 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture 40 acres of furze heath and of common of pasture for cattle with the appurtenances in Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Chilcompton or Childcompton £60 acknowledgment.
Parchment, 2 skins, (c) indented at top and right side, (d) at top and left.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/8a-d, 10a-c]

DEED TO DECLARE THE USES OF A FINE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/10a  1772

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Jan.29., 12 Geo.III, Jan.29 Sur cognizance de droit come ceo etc., James Curtis of Mangotsfeild, Glouc; only son and heir of Joseph Curtis of Frampton Cotterell, deced., who was eldest son and heir of James Curtis, late of Stanton Drew, Malster, deced; and Elizabeth, his wife to Palmer Dory of Stone Easton, Gentleman, of an undivided 1/3 part of premises in Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6]
Signatures of James and Elizabeth. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device armorial bearings. Parchment, indented. One 2/6 stamp. needle-holes down each side. Endorsements as to execution; witnesses Will: Cadell and Willm. Corp.

2 FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/43/2/10b-c  1773

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13 Geo. III in 8 days of St. Hilary. between Palmer Dory Pet. and James Curtis and Elizabeth, his wife, Deforts. of 1/3 part of 1 messuage, 1 barn, 1 stable, 1 Curtilage, 2 gardens, 1 Orchard, 30 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, 40 acres of Furze and Heath&of Common of Pasture for cattle with the appurtenances in Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Chilcompton or Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6] Acknowledgment £60
Parchment, (b) indented at top and right side, (c) at top and left
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/9a-d, 11a-b]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/2/11a  1772

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12 Geo.III, May.12 Consideration 5/-. Parties, parcels etc., as under.
Parchment 1 skin.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/11b  1772

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12 Geo.III, May.13 James Curtis of Mangotsfield, Glouc., Only son and heir of Joseph Curtis late of Frampton Cotterell, deced., who was eldest son and heir of James Curtis, late of Stanton Drew, Malster, deced., to Palmer Dorey of Stone Easton in the Parish of Chewton Mendip, Gentleman, for £330 of one undivided 1/3 part of premises in Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6] formerly in occupation of Thomas Spurlock of Childcompton, Cordwainer, deced., late of Richard James and now of Thomas Moore
Signature of Curtis on fold. 1 Red wax seal impressed on white tape, device indecipherable. Parchment, 2 skins, outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. One 2/6 stamp on each skin. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Will,m Corp and W.C. Maunder [See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/10a-c, 2/12a-b]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/2/12a  1772

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13 Geo.III, Nov. 23. at 1 peppercorn rent. Consideration 5/-. Parties parcels etc., as under.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/12b  1772

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13 Geo.III, Nov. 24. Thomas Smith of Morton in the parish of Thornbury, Glouc., Grazier and Martha, his wife (Daughter and devisee of James Curtis, late of Stanton Drew, Malster, deced.,) to Palmer Dory of Stone Easton in the parish of Chewton Mendip, Gentleman, for £330, of one undivided 1/3 part in premises at Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Chilcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6] free from incumbrances except Mortgages of 1768, Ap.1. [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/8a] & 1771, Jan. 3 [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/9a]
Signatures of Thomas and Martha on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device indecipherable. Parchment, indented; needleholes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements as to execution (2) and receipt for consideration money; witnesses Charles Speechly and Philip Foy.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/11a-b, 2/13]

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/13  1772

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13 Geo.III, Nov. 24. Thomas Smith of Morton in the Parish of Thornbury, Glouc., Grazier and Martha, his wife (daughter of James Curtis, late of Stanton Drew, deced.), to Thomas Dory of Stone Easton, Gentleman, in trust for Palmer Dory of Stone Easton in the parish of Chewton Mendip, Gentleman and Grace Dory of the same place, Spinster, (Reciting Mortgage of 1749, Mar.25 [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/9a], Assignment 1768, Ap.6 [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/8a] and Mortgage 1771, Jan.3 [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/9a]), for £220 to Palmer Dory and 5/- to Thomas Dory for remainder of term of 600 years on one undivided 1/3 part in premises at Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Chilcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6]
Signatures of Thomas and Martha Smith. 2Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device indecipherable. Parchment, 2 skins, outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. One 2/6 stamp on each skin. Two endorsements as to execution; witnesses, Charles Speechly and Philip Foy.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/12a-b, 2/14]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/2/14a  1773

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13 Geo. III, Jan.29. at Consideration 5/- Parties and Parcels as under.
Parchment, 1 skin.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/14b  1773

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13 Geo.III, Jan. 30 Iohn Curtis of Twerton or Tiverton, Gentleman (son and devisee of James Curtis late of Stanton Drew, Malster, deced.,) to Palmer Dory of Stone Easton in the parish of Chewton Mendip, Gentleman, for £450 of one undivided 1/3 part in premises at Ashcombe or Wintertop in the Parish of Chilcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6] free of incumbrances except Mortgage of 1768, Ap.5 for 600 years term now assigned in trust for Palmer Dory to attend the inheritance.
Signature of John Curtis on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red tape; device, a male head with wreath. Parchment, 2 skins, outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. One 2/6 stamp on each skin. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for purchase money; witnesses Ino.
Lansdown and Philip Foy. Also "No. 2"
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/13,15]

DEED TO DECLARE THE USES OF A FINE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/15  1773

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13 Geo.III, Jan.30. Sur Cognizance de droit come ceo etc., Between (1) John Curtis of Twerton or Tiverton, Gentleman, son and devisee of James Curtis, late of Stanton Drew, Malster, deced., and Elizabeth his wife and (2) Palmer Dory of Stone Easton, Gentleman, of one undivided 1/3 part of premises in Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Chilcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6]
Signatures of John and Elizabeth on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, a male head with wreath. Parchment, indented. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses Ino. Lansdown and Philip Foy.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/14, 16]

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/16  1773

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13 Geo.III, Jan.30. John Curtis of Twerton or Tiverton, Gentleman (son and devisee of James Curtis late of Stanton Drew, deced.) to Thomas Dory of Stone Easton in the parish of Chewton Mendip, in trust for Palmer Dory, Gentleman and Grace Dory, Spinster, of the same (executor and executrix of John Dory late of the same, their late father, deced.) (Reciting Mortgage of 1749, Mar.5, Assignment of 1768, Ap.5 [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/8 &9] Will of Jas. Curtis, 1753, July 21 and intended absolute purchase) for £73.6.8. to Palmer and Grace Dory and 5/- to Thomas Dory for remainder of term of 600 years on one undivided 1/3 part of premises in Ashcombe or Wintertop in the parish of Chilcompton
[See DD\SAS\H/43/1/6]
Signature of John Curtis on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, a male head with wreath. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each; worn by damp at folds. One 2/6 stamp on each skin. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Ino.
Lansdown and Philip Foy
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/15]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/2/17a  1781

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22 Geo.III, Dec.18. at 1 peppercorn rent. Consideration 5/- Parties, parcels etc., as under.

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/17b  1781

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22 Geo.III, Dec.19. William parsons of Binegar, Yeoman, to Grace Dory of Stone Eastone, Spinster (Reciting Feoffment of 1780, July 18, by The Rt. Hon. Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth Baron Thynne of Warminster, Wilts, Knight of the Garter, to the said William Parsons of premises (as below) on the lives of Roger Padfield, Joanna Purle and the said William at 11/9 rent) for £200 and Int. of Messuage or Tenement, Garden and Orchard thereto belonging; 1 Close of Meadow called the Wheat Close (1 acre); Close called the Gore-Mead (4 acres); Close called Long-Lands-Mead (2 acres); Pasture ground called Lower-Long-Lands (4 acres); 2 Close of Ground called the Upper and Lower Bittons (7 acres); 2 Paddocks of Meadow or Pasture Ground called Gige (1 acre); Ground called Mere Hill (4 acres); Ground of Pasture called the Bakehouse Close (3 acres); Ground called Hat Croft (4 acres); Ground called the Breaches (3 acres) and appurtenances at Wintertop in the parish and Manor of Child-Compton late in the tenure of Iohn Salmon and now of the said William Parsons (Except as in the said Indenture excepted) for lives as therein contained. Determinable by Payment of £200 and Interest on June 19th next. Proviso as to renewal of Lease
Signature of William Parsons on fold. 1 Red wax seal impressed on red tape; device, a boar's head. Parchment, indented. needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Robt. Gutch and Richd. Welsh

BOND  DD\SAS\H/43/2/17c  1781

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22 Geo.III, Dec.19. William Parsons of Binegar, yeoman, to Grace Dory of Stone Easton, Spinster, in £400 for payment of £200 and Interest on June 19 next ensuing.
Cancelled by tearing off of corner which contained seal. Signature of William Parsons; witnesses Robt. Gutch and Richd. Welsh. Paper, double sheet foolscap. One 2/6 stamp embossed. Latin and English

BOND  DD\SAS\H/43/2/17d  1784

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24 Geo.III, May.1. William Parsons of Gurney Slade, in the parish of Binegar to Grace Dory of Stone Easton, Spinster, in £209 for payment of £104.10. on Nov. 1st. next ensuing.
Cancelled by tearing off paper containing seal and surname of said William. Witness, Geo. Lax. Paper, double sheet foolscap. One 2/6 and one 5/- stamp embossed. Latin and English.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/18a-c]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/43/2/18a  1787

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27 Geo.III, Mar.26. at 1 peppercorn rent. Consideration 5/-. William Parsons only, first party, other parties and parcels etc., as under.
Parchment, one skin only.

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/43/2/18b  1787

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27 Geo.III, Mar.27. William Parsons of Gurney Slade in the parish of Binegar, Yeoman, and Anne Parsons, his wife, to William Moore of Charlton in the parish of Kilmersdon, Gentleman, and Iohn and William Dory both of Stone Easton, Gentlemen, (Reciting (1) Lease of 1729, Ap.21 James Tooker and Sarkwell Bate, both Gentleman, to John Salmon of Wintertop Chilcompton, yeoman, of premises at Wintertop [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/17b] for 99 years determinable on lives of Roger Padfield, the younger, Deborah Salmon (Deborah, since deced.) and Johanna Salmon at 11/9 p.a. rent and best beast or goods or £2.0.0. heriot. (2) By various assignments premises now vested in William Parsons for remainder of term (3) Settlement of 1773, Feb. 22 by which the said William, then Innholder upon his marriage with Anne Harris, daughter of Geo. Harris of Midsummer Norton, yeoman, assigned to George Lax of Wells, Gentleman and George James of Benigar, yeoman, the said premises with covenants as to renewal to keep, during the life time of the said William, 3 lives always in being and as to revocation of trusts. (4) Lease of 1780, July 18 (on surrender of previous lease), same parties, same premises (except as therein excepted) on lives of Roger Padfield, Johanna Purle (formerly Johanna Salmon) and the said William at 11/9 p.a. rent and best beast or goods or £2.0.0. Heriot at choice of Lessor). Revocating of Trusts in the said Settlement and for £250 of the said leasehold premises at Wintertop, in the manor and parish of Childcompton [See DD\SAS\H/43/2/17b] Determinable on payment of £250 and Interest on Sept. 27 next ensuing. Proviso as to default and as to renewal of lease by Mortgagees in the event of death of any or either of lives, the charges to be added to the principal with interest payable.
Signatures of William and Ann Parsons on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on red tape; device, a male head. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needleholes down each side of each, one 2/6 stamp on each skin. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses Geo: Lax, Junr and Edward Sweet

BOND.  DD\SAS\H/43/2/18c  1787

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27 Geo.III, Mar.27 William Parsons of Gurney Slade in the parish of Binegar, Yeoman, to William Moore of Charlton in the parish of Kilmersdon, Gentleman, and John and William Dory both of Stone Easton, Gentlemen, in £500 for payment of £250 and Int. on Sept. 27 next ensuing.
Signature of Parsons. Red wax seal impressed; device, a male head. Witness, Geo. Lax Junr and Edward Sweet. Paper, double sheet foolscap. One 2/6 and one 5/- stamp embossed.
[See also DD\SAS\H/43/2/17a-d]

North Petherton deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/47  [n.d.]

North Petherton  DD\SAS\H/47/3  [n.d.]

CONVEYANCE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/1  1605

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3 & 38 Jas. I, Ap. 20. Michaell Batt of Huntworth in the parish of Northpetherton, yeoman, to George Woodhouse of Huntworth, husbandman for £38 OF Close of land called Barres (2 acres); Close of land called Smoke acre (1 acre) with the appurtenances at Dunweare in the parish of Northpetherton in the possession of the said George; together with "Evidences Writinges and minements touching the premises to be delivered by Michaell to the said George on request "Thisside the feast of the Birth of our lorde god next ensuing"
Signature of Michaell on fold. Remains of red wax seal on parchment tag. Parchment indented; needle-holes down each side. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Edw: Popham, Tho. Dekker, Sam; noke
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3, 13)

COUNTER PART ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/2  1620

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18 & 53 Jas. I, Ap. 10. Andrewe Habberfield of Northpetherton, yeoman, to Martyn Hitchfeild of the same, husbandman, (Reciting lease, 17 James I, 1620 Feb. 20, Arthur Mallett of St Andrewes, Esq., to the said Andrewe of parcel of meadow or pasture ground called Haies or Haiesmeade (7 acres) in Stockmore between lands of Sir Nicholas Halswell, Knt. & Edward Popham, Esq. on the west and south and the lands of Sir George Smyth, Knt. on the east and north; 1 close of arable land (2 acres) at Polletts Crosse between the Kinges Highe way on the east west and north and the lands of Edward Popham, Esq., on the south; 1 other parcel of land (6 acres) at Borishhead between the lands of Sir John Sidenhame, Knt., on the east and north, the Kings highe way on the west and the land sometime of Richard Bluett, Esq., deced., on the south; with Common of pasture in Northmore, Kingescliffe and the heathfeild with waters, watercourses, shrowds of trees parings & underwoodes, etc.-- all in the parish of Northpetherton, late in the tenure of the said Andrew & sometime in the tenure of Bridgett Jacobb or Ingoram; for 99 years from date determinable on lives of the said Martyn Hitchfeild & Martyn and Alice Habberfeild (son & daughter of Andrewe) at 15/- p.a. payable at usual quartes rents and services due to Lord or lords of fee or fees & suit homage, etc., at Court of said Arthur Mullett at the Manor of Hulkeshaie twice yearly & upon other conditions mentioned) for £73 OF the 1 close of arable land (2 acres) at Polletts Crosse; 1 close of arable land (6 acres) at Borishheade; Common of pasture according to rate & quantity of the land in the Commons called Northmore, Kingescliffe & the heathfeild and water, watercourses, shrowds of trees, profits, etc. for residue of term of 99 years determinable on lives aforesaid at 8/- per annum towards Lord's Rent & other rents duties and services due
Mark of Hitchfeild on fold. 1 Red wax seal on parchment tag; device, a bird[?] Parchment, indented. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, mark of Iacob Ridon, mark of William Morrishe, John Rooke; (2) Memorandum that no bond is given for performance of assignment but only of the Covenants as to rent, peaceable entry, etc.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/12]

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/3  1630

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6 Chas. I, Sept. 18. Edward Popham of Huntworthy, Esq., to Edward Woodhowse, the elder, of the same, husbandman, for £185 OF 1 close of Pasture ground called Parke bushes (5 acres); 1 close of meadow ground (7 acres) adjoining Parkebushes on the Northwest; 1 close of pasture ground called the Parockes (4 acres); 1 Close or piece of arable or pasture ground called Hardrixye Close (6 acres); 1 other Close or piece of ground called Flexhaye (5 acres); 1 Close or parcel of arable or pasture ground (3 acres) lately divided & inclosed out of a piece of ground called Adderfordland & lying on the South side thereof next the lands of the said Edward Popham now in the tenure of Elizabeth Starr, widdowe; with all waies, Commons paths proffittes & Commodityes - all situate at Had-worthy in the parish of Northpetherton, now in the tenure of the said Edward Woodhowse, heretofore (among other things) in the tenure of Avice Catford, widdowe, deced., & lately allotted to the said Edward Popham by partition between him and Walter Catford, gentlemen, from other lands in the latter's tenure at Had-worthy. For 99 years from date determinable on the lives of John, Edward, the younger & Alice Woodhowse (sons and daughter of Edward, the elder). Rent 25/- p.a. payable at the usual quarters; suit to the Court or Courts of the said Edward Popham for the Manor of Woolmerston and Hadworthy twice yearly. Covenants as to repairs and maintenance, non-payment of rent, wilful damage to the value of 10/- in any one year by lessee, peaceable entry, etc.
Signature of Edward Popham on fold. 1 Red wax seal on parchment tag; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Ri Popham, George Hooper.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/4, 14 The following variations in spellings occur in the parcels in 3(4):-Park-Bushes, Parrockes, Hardrixle, Flexhay, Aderfford - land, Haddworthie, Hadworthie]

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/4  1641

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17 Chas.I, Ap.29. by way of SECURITY Edward Woodhouse, the elder, of the Parish of North petherton, yeoman, to Vrsula Stevens of Bromefeild, wydowe, Administratix of Christofer Stevens, her husband, deced. (Reciting lease of 6 Chas.I Sept. 18 [See DD\SAS\H/47/3/2] For £50 OF premises at Haddworthie in the parish of Northpetherton [Tenures and allotment as 3(2)] For residue of term of 99 years under Rents services and covenants of original lease Proviso as to voidance upon payment to the said Vrsula of £54 on 1 642, Ap. 30 in the house of Edward Harle at Bromefeild of the present grant & of a bill obligatory of even date in £100 for payment of the said £54.
Mark of Edward Woodhows on fold. Seal missing from parchment tag. Parchment, indented. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Tho: Bragges, William Harle.
[See DD\SAS\H/47/3/3,14].
Signature of Robert on fold. Fragments of red wax on parchment tag. Parchment, indented; needle holes down each side. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Robert Phelps sen, mark of Martyn Habberfield sen, Joh: Crocomb.

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/23  1666

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Ap.4. Israell Woodhouse of the Parish of North Petherton, yeoman, to Edward Coggan of Chedzoy, yeoman, in Trust for William Durling of Huntworthy, yeoman, & Edith, his wife (Reciting (1) marriage Settlement of George Woodhouse, late of North Petherton, deced., with Edith, now wife of William Durling of Huntworthy whereby George leased to Edward Coggan father of Edward party to present deed 1 parcel of meadowe (9 acres) called cames meadowe; 1 piece of land called Aishland (6 acres); 1 peace of Land called Barres (2 acres); 1 piece of ground called Lynhams (3 acres); 1 acre of ground called Smoke acre & 10 acres of ground called Bidgsgoodes for life of Edith at 10/- p.a. rent in trust for Edith as her jointure [see DD\SAS\H/47/3/13]; (2) Joint covenants of said Israell & George confirming the estate (3) questioning of estate of the said Edward the father & equitable right of Edith since death of said George the lands being demesne lands not most usually leased for twenty years before the date of the deed) to confirm & perform his Covenant & to secure the lands to the use of Edith, OF premises above mentioned for the term of Edith's life at 10/- p.a. rent payable at Michaelmas & Lady Day upon trust that William Durling during covertrue between him & the said Edith shall receive the issues & profits of the lands without making account to Edward & after William's decease, Edith shall do likewise. Covenant as to peaceable enjoyment.
Signature of Israel on fold. Seal tag cut off close to edge of fold. Parchment, indented: needle holes down each side. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses Tho: Harris, Robert Goddard, Edw: Colthurst
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/12, 21, 26].

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/24  1666

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June 22. John Avoake of Cardiff Glamorgan, in Wales, to Richard Musgrave of Nettlecombe, gentleman of Reciting (1) Lease, 20 Chas.I, [1645], Feb.3, Alexander Bulpan late of Moreland in the parish of Northpetherton, yeoman, & Johane, his wife, to Mary Smyth, daughter of John Smyth of Northpetherton, husbandman, & Richard & John Avoake, sons of Richard Avoake late of Middlezoy, deced., OF moiety of 1 tenement & 10 acres of land meadow & pasture with the appurtenances at Moreland in the said parish heretofore in the tenure of George Tiver, deced., but now of the said John Avoake & George Cheeke for the lives of the said Mary, Richard & John at 8/- p.a. under certain covenants (2) Mary & Richard being deceased the estate is vested in John for his life) [See DD\SAS\H/47/3/6]. for £38 OF the said moiety & his right therein for remainder of term. Rents taxes duties, etc. payable by the said Richard from Feb.2. next ensuing. Covenants as to peaceable enjoyment, legal assurance & delivery by John of 5 acres of arable ground parcell of the premises at Michaelmas next ensuing & of the rest of the premises at the said Feb.2. free of encumbrances.

COUNTER PART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/5  1644

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20 Chas. I, June I. Alexander Bullpan of Mooreland in the parish of Northpetherton, yeoman, to William Smyth or Perry of the same, husbandman, Hester, his wife, & John Smyth or Perry their son, for £52 OF cottage & 3 acres of land & pasture adjoining at Mooreland on the Northeast side of Northmoore in the parish of Northpetherton with the appurtenances, with common of pasture in North moore, Kingscliffe & Hethfeilde belonging, all late in the occupation of George Coombe & Edethe, his wife; for lives of 3 lessees. Rent 6/- p.a. payable at Michaelmas & Annunciation with suit to the Courts of the said Alexander at Mooreland & doing of repairs in housing, hedging, ditching, etc., as required. Heriot 20/-. Proviso as to non-payment of heriot if deaths are not successive. Covenants as a "houseboote ploughboote fyreboote and hedgeboote" to be taken by lessees without waste making; peaceable possession; saving harmless against George & Edethe Coombe or claimants under them; non-payment of rents service. Constitution of Mathew Yeondole & Iohn Chapell of Northpetherton Alexander's Attornies to take & deliver "season".
Mark of William Smyth on fold-tag. Traces of red wax adhering to parchment tag. Parchment, indented. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Mathew Yeondole, John Chappell, the mark of John Smyth or Perry, the elder; (2) "Katherine the wife of Tho: Knap/Katherine theire daughter / Jon theire sonne. / a bond in 100 s for quiet enjoymt
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/6]

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/6  1645

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20 Chas. I Feb. 3. Allexander Bullpan of Mooreland in the parish of Northpetherton, yeoman, and Johane Bullpan, his wife, to Mary Smyth, daughter of John Smyth of Northpetherton, husbandman, & Richard & John Avoake, sons of Richard Avoake of Middlezoy, husbandman, for £70 paid to the said Alexander by Robert Lyde of Northpetherton, Batchellar vnkell to Marie Smith & Richard & John Avoake, OF moiety & ½ of 1 Tenement & 10 acres of land meadow and pasture with houses, Commons proffittes & Comodities enjoyed with the same moiety at Moreland in the parish of Northpetherton heretofore in the tenure of George Tyver, deced. from date for their lives Rent, 8/- p.a. payable at annunciation & Michaelmas commencing at the annunciation next ensuing: all chief rents, charges, customs & services due; doing suit to the courtes of Alexander & Johane of the Manor of Moreland twice yearly. Heriot, the best beast or in default "the best other good" Covenants as to repair and maintenance by lessees of houses, hedges & ditches they taking "hedgeboote" foldeboote fyreboote and plowboote of the shroudes" of trees and underwood on premises; non-payment of rent: allowance of timber for repairs. Constitution of Mathew Yeondole & William Smyth Attornies to take & deliver "seysyn". Covenant as to legal assurance within 20 years from date.
Signature of Alexander & mark of Iohane Bullpan on fold. Two parchment tags, traces of red wax on left, portions of broken red wax seal on right; device, indecipherable. Parchment, indented, slightly shrunken by damp. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Mathew Yeondole, John Temple, mark of Andrew Pearce; (2) as to taking and delivery of possession & seisin, 1645, 21 Chas.I.
Ap.19; witnesses, Mathew Yeondole, William Bullpan, Geo: Smith
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/5,24]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/7  1648

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24 Chas.I. Dec. 28. William Bidggood, the elder, of Brewton, Woollendraper, to Sara Bullpan, daughter of William Bullpan, now wife of the said William, & Alice Middleton, now wife of Thomas Middleton of Northpetherton, husbandman, for £25 paid to Wm. Bidggood by Thomas Middleton OF 1 Close or parcel of arable or pasture ground (1 acre) with the appurtenance being part of land called Kerries Land in Dunweare in the parish of Northpetherton bounded with lands of the Corporation of the Borough of Bridgwater on the South and East, with lands late of Edward Popham, Esq., deced. on the North West &, in the north with Kerries Land newly planted to Orchard - which said acre has in it 3 ranks or rows of apple trees & was heretofore in the tenure of Henery Bidggood, deced., & now of the said William Bidggood; on lives of lessees. Rent 1/8 p.a. payable at the feast of St. John the Baptist & Christmas. Heriot or "Farleiffe", 5/-. Fencing repairing & maintaining premises & replenishing apple trees by lessees. Clauses as to rent & heriot in arrears for 1 month after payment due lawful ownership & peaceable enjoyment. Appointment of William Bullpan, the elder, & Edward Allen Attornies for taking & delivery of seizin. [the younger, of Northpetherton, husbandman, Marie Bullpan]
Marks of Marie & Alice on fold. Three red wax seals on three parchment tags. devices undecipherable. Parchment indented; needle-holes down right side. Endorsements (1) as to execution: witnesses Mathew Yeondole, mark of John Quanell, Edward Allen, mark of Ragnol Quarle; (2) notes as to fine, lives & rent.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/12].

CONVEYANCE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/8  1650

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Nov. 11. William Bidgegood, the elder, of Brewton, Woollendraper, and William Bidgegood, the younger, of the same, Batchellar son of William the elder, to Edward Woodhowse, the elder, of Northpetherton, yeoman, for £55 OF 1 close of land called Kirres Land (3 acres) now severed into several parcels & closes with the dwelling houses thereon; 1 Close of land called Powletts Land (3 acres) at Dunweare in the parish of Northpetherton (all part of the Manor of Milcombe Powlet) 1 Close of land (on which a barne now stands) called Bomeshord (4 acres) in Dunweare in the parish of Northpetherton (parcel of the Manor of Milcombe Powlet) in the tenure of Wm.Bidgegood, the elder; and the appurtenances Chief rent 13d p.a. Free of incumbrances except standing estates and Leases granted by Henry Bidgegood, deced, or the said William, the elder, for 99 years determinable on one, two or three lives and standing Leases on like lives Covenants as to right to convey, warranty, legal assurance within ten years from date but without having to travel out of Somerset
Signatures of William, the elder & younger, on fold 2 Red wax seals (½ the right hand one missing) on two parchment tags; devices indecipherable. Parchment, indented. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses Mathew Yeondule, Math Goodding, Mathew Yeondole, iun. (2) as to taking and delivery of possession & seisen, 1650, Nov 11; witnesses Math Goodding, Mathew Yeondole iun, John Danes.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/12]

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE ON TRUSTS  DD\SAS\H/47/3/9  1651

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Sept.1. Martin Blake of Barnestaple, Devon, Clerke, and Mary, his wife (relict of George Musgraue, the elder) late of Northpetherton, gentleman) to Richard Musgraue of Nettlecombe, gentleman & George Musgraue Lyons Inne, Middlesex, gentleman, (Reciting (1) Lease, [1638], 14 Chas. I. Ap. 13, Sir Thomas Wrothe of Petherton Park, Kent., & Sir Peter Wrothe of Blenden Hall, Kent, Knt., to George Musgraue, the elder, OF Messuage or Tenement in North Newton in the parish of Northpetherton & 35 acres of land, meadow & pasture thereto belonging with the appurtenances for 99 years from date determinable on the lives of Richard, George, the younger & John Musgraue (sons of George, the elder) at 35/- p.a.; (2) Will, [1640], 16 Chas.I.June 14, of George, the elder, devising the said tenement and 35 acres (the messuage, bartons & 1 close adjoining (2 acres) excepted) to John Godd, the elder, John Godd, the younger, & Thomas Courte from Christmas next after date of will for 13 years for uses mentioned; and bequeathing to George Musgraue, the younger, the Messuage, bartons & Close of land (2 acres) before excepted, for the unexpired term; (3) Decease of said George, the elder, before Christmas; (4) Assignment 1651, Aug.2, by George, the younger, to Martin & Mary Blake of his interest in the premises devided to him for the said unexpired term) OF their interest in the first recited lease upon trust & to the use that Martin & Mary, their executors & administrators receive the issues & profits of the Messuage barton & 2 acres of land above mentioned to 1658, Dec 25, with indemnity against bond of even date of the said Richard & George to Walter Tucker of Barnestaple, Merchant, in £300 for the apprenticeship to him of their brother John but on trust for Richard & George to receive from the issues so much as shall satisfy any charges consequent on their standing sureties the residue to go to Martin & Mary: On trust also that Iohn within three months of reaching 21 years gives legal discharge to the Godds, Courte, the Blakes & Richard Musgraue for the money bequeathed him by his father's will & if John's apprenticeship is cancelled or discharged & his charges satisfied before 1658,Dec.25th, then he is to receive the issues from the premises for the remainder of the first recited term granted to his father, If his charges continue beyond the given date they are to be saitisfied from the like issues up to £360 for payment of John's legacy. Mary (during her life), and after her decease such child or children of hers as she may appoint by will, or, in default of appointment, all her children to receive the issues equally during continuance of the first recited estate. Persons to whom uses are limited to to bear rent, services, etc. for which George, the father, stood charged.
Signatures of Martin & Mary on fold. 2 Parchment tags, red wax seal on left one; no device; traces of red wad on right one. Parchment, indented: needle holes down each side; additional strip sewn with cord to bottom of skins; ink faded. Endorsements as to (1) erasure made in first line & day and month date written over it; (2) execution; witnesses, Walter Baker, George Hume, Iohn Musgraue, Thomas Musgraue, John Blake; (3) "Brother John Bigbeare" (4) "Wm" Durling Covents/Wm. Catfords assignment of Hadworthy/Starr & Pylemans assignemt/Pylemans assignemt/Walter Catford of Attorney/Sir N: Halswell to Jo: Starr lease/Sir N: Halswell to Robt. Catford lease/R: Musgraue Articles/Tazwell Articles".

COUNTERPART ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/10  1653

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July 13, Walter Catford of North Petherton, Gentleman, to Mathew Gooden of the same parish, husbandman (Reciting (1) Grant [1625] 1 Chas.I., May 13, Sir Nicholas Halswell, Knt., deced. to William Woodhouse, deced (amongst other things) OF the moiety or halfen deale of 14 acres of meadow called Roughmoore in the Mannor of Woolmerston and Hadworthy in the parish of North Petherton with the appurtenances, sometime in the possession of Richard Starr late of North Petherton, gentleman, deced. & late in the tenure of Margarett Buncombe for 10,000 years without impeachment of waste, spoil or destruction under rents and conditions as appear therein; Excepting lease made by Sir Nicholas Halswell, Knt., (by name of Nicholas Halswell, Esq.) to the said Richard Starre, gentleman, for 99 years determinable on the lives of the said Richard & Jane & Margarett, his daughters: (2) Grant [1631] 7 Chas. I. May 28. William Woodhouse to Walter Catford, Jasper Woodhouse & Francis Thomas of the said moiety; ([for remainder of term; (3) Quit claim by Deed Poll [1634] 10 Chas. I, Oct. 29 of Walter Catford to the said Francis & Jasper of his estate in the said moiety;]) (4) [1634] 10 Chas. I. Oct.31, Assignment Jasper & Francis at the instance of William Woodhouse to Walter Catford of the said moiety and their interest in it (5) Other deeds made to Walter Catford by John & William, sons & executors of William Woodhouse deced). £56 OF the said moiety of the Meadow called Roughmoore (14 acres) with the appurtenances and his interest for the remainder of term of 10,000 years (excepting the lease above mentioned,) determinable on the death of Margarett Buncombe, daughter of Richard Starre). Rent 6d per annum payable at Michaelmas if demanded. Covenant to produce deeds, as to peaceable possession.
Signature of "Math Gooddinge" on fold 1 Red wax seal, paper covered, on parchment tag; no device. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down left side.
Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Edw; Haberfield; Edm: Ieffery.

QUIT CLAIM  DD\SAS\H/47/3/11  1666

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18Chas II. May 5 of Israell Woodhowse of Northpetherton, yeoman, to George Musgraue of the same parish, gentleman, & to his heirs for himself, his heirs, executors or assignes of all actions, etc. to date.
Signature of Israel. 1 Yellow wax seal on horizontal tag cut in deed. Witnesses Edw: Colthurst, Tho: Harris Endorsement as to production to and acknowledgement by Israel Woodhouse of Northpetherton, 1673 Aug.19; witnesses Wm Huish, Io Godsall.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/37]

LEASE BY WAY OF MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  DD\SAS\H/47/3/12  1656

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Sept.29. George Woodhouse of Huntworth in the parish of Northpetherton yeoman, to Edward Coggan, the elder, of Chedzoy, yeoman, in consideration of the marriage intended between the said George & Edith Coggan, daughter of the said Edward & for her maintenance if surviving the said George OF 9 acres of Meadow or pasture ground called Hurlocke in the parish of Northpetherton bounded with the lands of Iohn Webber & Iohn Blewett on the North East, the lands of Thomas Full-Iames on the South, & the lands of Edward Popham, Esq., on the North West; 6 acres of arable land and pasture called Ayshlands in the parish of Northpetherton, late in the tenure of Edward Woodhouse deced, bounded on the East, North and West with the lands sometime of Edward Popham, Esq. & the kinges high way on the South; 10 acres of land called Bidgoodes with the appurtenances (1 close whereof was formerly called kirres Land (3 acres) now several parcels with the dwelling houses standing thereon); 1 other Close of land formerly called Powlettes Land (3 acres) with the appurtenances at Dunweare in the parish of Northpetherton; Close of land (on which a barne now stands) called Bromeshord (4 acres) with the appurtenances at Dunweare in the said parish parcel of the Mannor of Milcombe Powlett, late in the tenure of William Bidgegood, the elder; 3 acres of land with the appurtenances at Dunweare in the said parish (2 acres whereof are called Barrs & the other acre called Smoake Acre); 3 acres more with 2 houses in Northpetherton to the same premises belonging called Lynhams Land with the appurtenances all late in the tenure of the said Edward, deced, and the appurtenances from the death of George Woodhouse for the life of the said Edith, to the use of the said Edith & her assignes. Rent 10/-p.a. payable at Michaelmas. Covenants as to receipt and disposal of issues and profits to use of Edith & her assignes; legal claims.
Signature of George on fold. Red wax, paper covered seal (half missing) on parchment tag. Parchment, indented. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses Edw. Raymond, the mark of Leonard Wooll, the mark of William Dingley.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/1,2,7,8, 13 & 23)]

BOND  DD\SAS\H/47/3/13  1656

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Sept.29. George & Israell Woodhouse of Huntworth in the parish of Northpetherton, yeoman, to Edward Coggan, the elder, of Chedzoy, yeoman, in £500 to observe covenants in pair of Indentures of even date between the said George & Edward
Signatures of George & Israell. Three horizontal parchment tags cut in deed; traces of red wax on top one, red wax seal on bottom one ( half missing; no device. Witnesses, Edw. Raymond, the mark of Leonard Wooll, the mark of William Dingley.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/12, 18]

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE BY WAY OF SECURITY  DD\SAS\H/47/3/14  1659

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Nov 8. Edward Woodhowse of North Petherton, yeoman, to Hugh Wyndham one of the Justices of the Courte Common Bench at Westminster (Reciting Lease, [1630], 6 Chas. I. Sept.18, Edward Popham, Esq. to Edward Woodhowse father of the aforesaid Edward [See DD\SAS\H/47/3/3] for £51 OF Closes & parcells of land, meadow & pasture with the appurtenances at Hadworthy in the parish of North Petherton [See DD\SAS\H/47/3/3] from Sept.29 next ensuing for residue of term of 99 years provisional on payment of £54 on the said Sept. 29.
Signature of Edward on fold. Deed cancelled by cutting off of seal tag. Parchment, indented. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses I Pratt, Ber: Egerton, Peter Boys.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/3]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/15  1660

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12 Chas. II. Nov. 1. Edward Courte of Hillesdon in the parish of North Curry, Esq. to Thomas Knappe of Morland, in the parish of North Petherton, Katherne,[sic] his wife & Thomas Knappe, their son, for £30 OF 1 Close of Meadow or pasture ground (2 acres) in Old Hitchin in Moreland in the parish of North Petherton with the appurtenances late in the tenure of Joane Chapple, deced. on lives of lessees. Rent 4/- p.a. payable at the usual quarters & "one capon well fatted" on Dec. 23rd. yearly. Heriot 20/-. Suit to be done to the Court or Courts of the said Edward twice yearly at the Mannour of Moreland. Lessees to do repairs & maintenance, taking sufficient ......[Parchment eaten away] "of trees or hedges for repairing & convenient fuell" Covenants as to non payment of rent; demise without license of lessor; quittance by lessees for 1d. chief rent to the Lords of the Manor of North Petherton; peaceable possession; appointment by lessor of Thomas Hancocke & John Smyth his attornies to take and deliver seison.
Marks of lessees on fold. Remains of one left hand parchment tag & whole of two right ones, the latter bearing traces of red wax. Parchment, indented, vermin eaten in three places; needle-holes down each side. Endorsement as to execution witness, John Hamond.
Also "5"

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  DD\SAS\H/47/3/16  1662

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13 Chas. II. Jan 20. George Blanchflower of Gotehurst, gentleman, to Oliver Galhampton of Enmore, Clerke, & John Harvey of Bridgwater, gentleman, in trust for Jane, daughter of the said Oliver, OF a messuage with the appurtenances in Sherstone, in the parish of Northpetherton, in the tenure of Alexander Popham, gentleman, & heretofore of Thomas House; 1 garden and orchard near adjoining; 1 Close of land called the crest adjoining the said orchard - all containing three acres; 1 close of land called yeallandes (3 acres); 2 Closes of land called Cort gardens with the old lane thereunto adjoining (6 acres); 3 closes of land called the crestes (9acres); 1 close of Land called Slads (3 acres); 2 Closes of Land called Hedginge Dore or begginge Goale (6 acres); 4 closes of land called Ridons or twenty acres (20 acres); 1 Close of Meadow called Haggettes Poole (6 acres); 1 Close of Meadowe called Modeland (3 acres), 1 close of Meadowe called Slades (5 acres); 2 closes of pasture called Ridons (15 acres) -- all situate in Sherston in the parish of Northpetherton sometime in the tenure of the said Thomas House & now of the said Alexander Popham for a certain number of years if he so long live; with common of pasture eston's & tillage in Horedowne & elsewhere belonging to the said premises; in consideration of the marriage of George & Jane before Feb. 1 next ensuing & of £500, marriage portion of the latter; to the use of the said George until the marriage and after it during his life, upon his decease to the use of the said Jane for her life & upon decease to the heirs of George & Jane. (Reciting (1) Lease 1656, Ap.10, William Bragge of Sadbourrough, Devon, Esq., John Payne of Gotehurst, gentleman, Iohn Buncombe Northpetherton, gentleman, & Mary, his wife Thomas Coward of the City of Wells, gentleman, & Katherine his wife to Francis Webber of Roade in the parish of Northpetherton, gentleman, OF Messuage, 30 acres of land, meadow & pasture & the appurtenances in Andersfeild in Gotehurst then late in the tenure of Giles Slocombe for 99 years from date determinable on the lives of George Blanchflower & Iohn & Phillipp, his brothers, at 20/- p.a. payable at the usual quarters; (2) Assignment, 1658, Oct.18, Francis Webber to Thomas Blanchflower, clerke, deced., father of the said George of said lease; (3) Will of Thomas Blanchflower, 13 Chas. II, [1661], July 17 bequeathing same to the said George conditionally upon payment to Sarah his daughter until her attainment of 21 years £4.0.0. p.a. by quarterly payments of 20/- & appointing his cousin John Payne, gentleman, Phillipp Cornish, his brother-in-law, Mr. John Pratt, his Kinsman, Thomas Musgroue his good friend & the said George, his son, his executors in trust) the said George further assigns the said premises for residue of term conditional on the payment above mentioned in trust for himself for life & subsequently for the said Jane ner exors. & administrators.
Signatures of Oliver, John, & Jane on fold. Three parchment tags; red wax seal on first, traces only of red wax on second, half only of red wax seal on third; devices indecipherable. Parchment, indented worn by damp into holes along the centre fold and bottom edge, slightly shrunken also by damp. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Henry Still, John Payne, Frances Bowles.

DEMISE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/17  1662

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Ap. 16. Robert Musgraue of North petherton yeoman, to Richard Musgraue of Nettlecombe, gentleman (on surrender of copy hold estate held by Elizabeth, wife of Robert Baker, for her life, from the Vicars Choral of Wells of 6 acres of land called Linch, whereof the said Richard had the reversion) OF the said 6 acres of land or pasture ground called Linch in the parish of North petherton for 60 years from date determinable on the lives of the said Robert & Elizabeth, wife of Robert Baker, at 1 peppercorn rent in special confidence that the said Richard pay annually the rents and profits to Arthur Alderley one of the Vicars choral of Wells towards the maintenance of the said Elizabeth. Proviso that if the said Robert pay £5.0.0. p.a. for the said term to Elizabeth payable in equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, at the house of George Musgraue in North petherton commencing on the Lady Day next ensuing then the present demise be void to all purposes.
Signature of Robert on fold. Yellow wax seal on parchment tag; device human head. Parchment, indented, one small hole in centre. Endorsement as to interlineation of certain words in the fifth line; witnesses, Arthur Alderley, Nicholas Linterne Geo. Musgraue.

FEOFFMENT  DD\SAS\H/47/3/18  1664

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16 Chas. II. Oct. 20. Israell Woodhouse of the parish of Northpetherton, yeoman, to George Musgraue, gentleman, for £130 OF 2 Messuages & tenements with the appurtenances in Hamer Strete in the parish of North petherton late in the tenure of William Moore and Martin Berry; pieces of meadowe called Cames meadowe at a place called Horlocke in the said parish (9 acres); piece of land called Aishland or Aishlands (6 acres); piece of land, ground or pasture called Barrs (2 acres); piece of land or pasture ground called Lynhames (3 acres); piece of land or pasture called Smoke acre (1 acre); 2 messuages with the appurtenances in the possession of Iohn Quarle & William Bulpan; 5 pieces of land, meadow & pasture ground called Bidgsgoodes (10 acres) -- all within the parish of North petherton, and sometime in the tenure of Edward Woodhouse, deced., father of the said Israell, & now of William Durlyn of Huntworth in the said parish. Covenant as to levying by Israell Woodhouse and Mary his wife of a fine to George Musgraue & his heirs with a proviso as to reconveyance to surviving children of Israell when they reach 21 years on payment of £130 and interest according to directions in the will of the said Israell.
Signature of Israell on fold. 1 Red wax seal on parchment tag; device indecipherable. Parchment, indented. Endorsements (1) as to execution, witnesses Edw: Colthurst, Robert Goddard, Tho: Harris; (2) Memorandum of production to & acknowledgement of deed by Israell Woodhouse 1673, Aug.19; witnesses Wm Huish, Io: Godsall.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/13, 19]

MORTGAGE & COVENANT TO LEVY A FINE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/19  1664

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16 Chas. II. Nov. 14. Israell Woodhouse of the parish of North Petherton, yeoman, (for himself & his wife Mary) to George Musgrave of the same, gentleman, for £130 OF messuages & premises in the same parish [See 3/18)] excepting lease George Woodhouse, deced., brother of Israell, to James Collynes of 2 messuages in Hamerstreete & estate in premises claimed by William Durlyn during the life of his wife Edith, granted in trust for her by the said George Woodhouse. Proviso as to repayment by £137. 16. 0. on 1665, Nov.23.
Signature of Israel on fold. Traces of wax on parchment tag. Parchment, indented; needle holes down each side. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Edw: Colthurst, Jos: Crocomb, Tho: Harris; (2) Memorandum of production of deed to & acknowledgement by Israell Woodhouse of no claim in premises conveyed thereby, 1673, Aug. 19.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/18, 20]

CONVEYANCE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/20  1665

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17 Chas.II. Nov.4. Israell Woodhouse of the parish of North Petherton, yeoman, to Edward Woodhouse of the same, yeoman, for £200 & in pursuance of an Award made by John Turbervile, Esq., OF Meadow or pasture ground called Cames Meadow (9 acres) parcell of land called Aishland (6 acres); Close of Land called Barres (2 acres); parcell of Land called Lynhams (3 acres) with 2 cottages & Backsides belonging in Northpetherton towne; plott of ground called Smoake Acre (1 acre); several Closes of land called Bidggoods or Bisgoods (10 acres) with the appurtenances & all other lands of inheritance whereof Edward Woodhouse, the elder died siesed in the parish of North Petherton late in the tenures of William Durlynge, William Moore, Martyn Berry, William Bulpan, & John Quarrell; together with title deeds. Covenants as to indemnity & legal assurance within 7 years from date.. Schedule given on second skin of estates (excepted from present conveyance) granted to Edith late relict of Geo Woodhouse & now wife of William Durlinge; Mary Bulpan & Sarah, her daughter; John Quarrell & Alice, his wife; John Stodden; Martyn Berry with reversion to George Fowller & Dorothy his wife; Johane & Mary Collins.
Signature of Israell on fold. Traces of red wax on parchment tag. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, I. Pratt, Richard Alway, Willm Harrison.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/19, 21]

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/21  1665

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17 Chas.II. Nov.10. Edward Woodhouse of North Petherton, yeoman, to John Pratt of Thurloxton, gentleman for £160 OF premises in North Petherton [see DD\SAS\H/47/3/20]; term 500 years from 1666, Nov.11 determinable on payment of £169.12.0. on said date
Signature of Edward on fold. Traces of red wax on parchment tag. Parchment, indented, needle holes down each side. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Willm. Harrison, Geo. Warman, Henry Moggridge.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/20, 23, 26)].

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/22  1665

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17 Chas.II. Nov.15. John Gatcombe of Chedzoye, Yeoman, & Elizabeth, his wife, to Robert Phelps of Porlocke, gentleman, for £18.0.0. OF Moiety of 1 House at Northpetherton, with Moiety of a Garden and Orchard adjoining; Moiety of 1 Acre of arable land in one close near the said house all late in the tenure of Anstice Crosse, widdowe, deced. & now of the said Robert; for 99 years from date determinable on the lives of Francis Quirck, son of Mary Quirck of Minehead, widdowe, Anne Colbourne, daughter of Iohn Colbourne of Wellington, Inholder & Mary Quirck daughter of Mary aforesaid. Rent 2/6 p.a. payable at the usual quarters & doing suit at the Court of John & Elizabeth to be held for the Mannor of West Melcombe. Heriot or "Farlieffe" 2/6. Lessees to repair & maintain premises. Clauses as to non-payment of rent, wast & covenant as to quiet possession.

North Petherton deed  DD\SAS\H/47/3/23  nd

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North Petherton deed  DD\SAS\H/47/3/24  nd

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CONVEYANCE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/25  1666

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18 Chas.II, Oct.24. Edward Batt of the parish of North petherton, yeoman, & Mary, his wife, to George Musgrave of the same, gentleman, for £105 OF the moiety & full halfendeale of land meadow & pasture ground, (had by descent from Alexander Bulpan late of Moreland in the parish of Northpetherton, Alexander, the younger & Iohn his sons) & all other lands, tenements, etc. of Edward & Mary at Moreland. And for the better conveying of the above moiety DECLARATION OF THE USES OF A FINE the said Edward & Mary & John Phelps of Ridon in the parish of North petherton, yeoman, & Johane his wife (co-partners in the premises) with the said George Musgrave to John Mortymore of the same, yeoman, by name OF 1 messuage, 30 acres of land, 7 acres of meadow & 20 acres of pasture with the appurtenances in Northpetherton & Moreland to uses as under:- To John & Johane Phelps,-7 acres of land heretofore in the tenure of John Wood, decd., & now of John Durling of Moreland called Parsons; cottage & 3 acres of land adjoining at the north east side of North Moore late in the tenure of William Smyth or Perry & now of the said John Phelps; 5 acres of land in two several pieces, one on the north & the other on the south of the now mansion house of Edward Gooding heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Quarrell, deced., & now of the said Edward (excepting a pt of the moiety of the said 5 acres a term of 99 years from June 10 last past granted by Edward & Mary Batt & determinable by the deaths of Edward (son of John Gooding of Moreland, husbandman) & Damaris Tiver, daughter of Symon Tiver of the same parish, husbandman). To George Musgrave, - 2 acres of ground called Moodies hayes or the two acres over the Water; parcel of ground adjoining the River Perrott called the Platt heretofore in the tenure of Ralph Cheade, deced.; piece of meadow in Horlocke in the parish of Northpetherton (1½ acres) late in the tenure of the said Iohn Phelps & Edward Batt; 5 acres of meadow or pasture ground being the corner close lying against Sharmans drove near North Moore heretofore in the tenure of Mary Smyth, spinster, deced., & lately in the tenure of John Avoke; 5 acres of arable land adjoining the River Perrott heretofore also in the tenure of the said Mary & lately of the said John. Covenants as to peaceable enjoyment.
Signature of George Musgrave & mark of John Mortymore on fold. Two red wax seals on two parchment tags; No device in first, indecipherable on second. Parchment, indented. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Edw: Colthurst, Richard Symes, Tho Harris.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/24, 29].

ARTICLES OF COVENANTS, CONDITIONS & AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/47/3/26  1667

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Ap. 22. between Israell Woodhouse of North Petherton, yeoman, and Edward Woodhouse, his brother of the same, yeoman, for Conveyance for £40 payable on Sept. 29 next ensuing at the said Israell's dwelling house OF 3 Cottages and Lands with their appurtenances in the parish of North Petherton parcell of the lands and Inheritance of Edward Woodhouse, the elder deced., father of the said Israell and Edward, namely:- 1 cottage with the appurtenances in North Petherton Towne, containing a dwellinghouse, Orchard and Garden in the tenures of William Moore and Martyn Berry; 1 Cottage with a Garden, Orchard, 2 acres of land and appurtenances in the tenure of William Bulpan; 1 Cottage with garden, Orchard and 1 acre of land with the appurtenances in the tenure of John Quarle; And 1 acre of land called Smoakeacre. Covenants that if Israell pays to John Pratt £103 on May 7 next ensuing and £104 more on July 7 next following (Total £207) in accordance with several obligations (1) Edward will convey to Israel 29 acres of land, his inherhitance from his father and granted him by Award of John Turbervile Esq; (2) Edward will deliver to Israel all writings heretofore given him by Israel, touching the above premises. Israel covenants to deliver up leases of estates granted of the lands as scheduled, namely, to Mary Bulpan and Sarah her daughter; Iohn Quarrell and Alice, his wife; John Stodden; Martyn Berry with reversion to George Fowler and Dorothy, his wife; Johane and Mary Collins.
Signature of Edward Woodhouse on fold. Paper covered red wax seal on parchment tag; device a bird. Paper, 3 sheets the outer-most indented, slightly worn at folds and edges. Witnesses, I Pratt, Willm Harrison, Geo: Warman
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/21,27]

ASSIGNMENT OF ARTICLES  DD\SAS\H/47/3/27  1670

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22 Chas II. May 2. Israell Woodhouse of the parish of North Petherton, yeoman, to George Musgrave of the same, gentleman, (Reciting (1) Conveyance in fee, 16 Chas.II, [1664] Dec. 20, same parties OF 2 messuages and several pieces of land, meadow and pasture called Cames meade, Crosses meade, Crosses orchard otherwise Ashlands, Barrs Lynhams Bidgsgoods and Smoke acre (31 acres in all) in the parish of Northepetherton with covenant as to legal assurance within 7 years from date; (2) divers suits in equity having been brought by Edward, brother of Israell, against the said George pretending a title as heir at law of Edward [their father], deced., articles of agreement to end all controversy were made 1667, Ap. 22 [See DD\SAS\H/47/3/27] for £150 towards the payment of the debt of £207 mentioned in the said articles Israell covenants to prefer or to aid George in preferring any Bills of Complaint for enforcement of execution of the articles as may be expedient
Signature of Israel on fold. Half of yellow wax seal remaining on parchment tag; device
Armorial bearings. Paper 2 sheets, each indented. Witnesses, Robt: Musgrave, mark of Richard Stephens
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/26, 32]

ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT  DD\SAS\H/47/3/28  1671

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1670, 22 Chas.II, Jan.25. between Thomas Popham of Northpetherton, gentleman, & George Musgrave of North Newton in the parish of North petherton, gentleman (Reciting (1) Mortgage, 1664, Nov., the said Thomas Popham to Richard Musgrave, gentleman in trust for the said George for £700 & interest repayable at the end of 4 years of the moiety of the mannor of Woolmeston & Hadworthy in the parish of North-Petherton; (2) that the said Thomas had made default of payment & has since borrowed other sums at interest from the said George amounting (with the said £100) to £1130.16.0; (3) Purchase by the said Thomas from Sr Gerald Napper, Knt., Sr Hugh Wyndham, Knt, now one of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer at Westminster, Sr Wadham Wyndham, Knt. deced., & Grace Portman, Spinster, deced., being the Guardians or Trustees of Sr William Portman, Baronet & Knight of the Bath, during his minority, OF a copyhold messuage, tenement & lands called Cades (50 acres), parcell of the mannor of Buckland Fee for the lives of the said Thomas Alexander his son according to the custom of the said manor in which the said Thomas has at present only an equitable interest) whereby the said George shall receive the benefit of the purchase & have power to contract for an estate on two or more lives by lease or otherwise in Cades which Thomas assigns to him for 100 years Proviso as to termination on payment by Thomas of £1197. on 1671, Jan. 1 in the house of the said George at North Newton to the said George & the costs of obtaining the lease by the said George
Signature of Thomas on fold. Traces of red wax on parchment tag. Parchment, Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses William Huish, Io. Bunchcombe, Ioh: Crocomb; (2) Memorandum as to acknowledgement [1678], 1677, Feb.5 of ownership of deed by Thomas Popham; signed George: Crane; (3) Statement of Wm: Harrison & The: Webber as to deed being shown to John Chamberlyne & George Crane, 1678, Oct.3, in connection with a Commission out of Chancery in a cause between George Musgrave, gentleman, Comper & Thomas Popham & his wife & Alexander Popham, gentleman, defts.

UNEXECUTED CONVEYANCE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/29  1671

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23 Chas.II, Oct.20. George Musgrave of the parish of North-petherton, gentleman, to John Ballam of the same, yeoman, for £210 OF 5 acres of land at Moreland in the parish of North petherton; 5 acres of meadowe in the same parish abutting on a Common called North Moore - all formerly purchased by the said George of Edward Batt, Mary, his wife, & John Avoke & now in the tenure of the said John Ballam - with the appurtenances & title deeds Covenant as to peaceable enjoyment.
No signature. Red wax seal on parchment tag; device armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; small hole in centre of skin. Endorsement (1) as to execution; no witnesses; (2) Memorandum, 1671, as to taking & delivery of seisin; no witnesses.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/25, 30].

CONVEYANCE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/30  1672

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24 Chas.II, Nov.7. [Same parties, consideration & parcels as 3(29)]. For the said £210 & for a further 40/- George Musgraue & his heirs warrants to John Ballam his heirs & assigns against George his heirs & assigns & all persons having lawful title (except as regards chief rents & services). Clause as to peaceable enjoyment with proviso that advantage of the warranty covenant shall not be taken by the said John, his heirs, executors or assigns by reason of any suit, etc. of person or persons other than the said George & his brother Richard, gentleman, or his assigns, notice of such to be given in writing within 4 days after commencement at George Musgrave's house at North Newton in the parish of North Petherton to enable the said George to free the premises from such incumbrance. Covenant as to legal assurance by the said George, Dorothy his wife, his heirs & assigns so long as they are not compelled to travel more than 5 miles from their dwellings.
Mark of John Ballam on fold. Paper-covered, red wax seal on parchment tag. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Endorsement; Memorandum of Agreement made before execution whereby Iohn Ballam binds himself to pay £100 upon demand if he brings any writ on the warranty covenant before being evicted or disturbed; witnesses R[?] Marshall, George Bray, Martin West
See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/29

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE BY WAY OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/31  1672, 1673

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25 Chas.II. Feb.15. George Bray of North-newton in the parish of Northpetherton, Tanner, to John Bragg of Westonzoyland (son of Iohn Bragg at poole there), husbandman (Reciting (1) Lease, 23 Chas.I, [1648], Feb.27, Edward Hide of West Hatch, Wilts., Esq., to Sarah Bray of Northperton [sic], widow, OF Messuage with the appurtenances in Newton placey in the parish of Northpetherton late in the tenure of Thomas Lewis or Gyles Lewis; parcell of Mead called bread mead (9 acres); parcel of land called Kings-land (1½ acres); 1 parcel of land called broad Emire (1½ acres); 1 parcell of Land called little Emire (1½ acres); 1 acre of Land called langacre; 1 acre of Land called Drynkland or drinkland - all in the parish of Northpetherton; for 99 years from Michaelmas last past determinable on the lives of the said George, Thomas & Mary Bray (sons & daughter of Sarah) at 16/4 p.a. rent & best beast for heriot; (2) Assignment, [1660], 1659, Feb.5, Sarah Bray to Thomas Croyden of Westonzoyland, John Bray of Morelynch and Thomas Bray of Northpetherton of the aforesaid premises (except 9 acres of meadow called broadmead and part of the messuage wherein in the said Sarah then lived) for remainder of term upon trust and to use that the said George and his assigns should have the issues and profits of the assigned premises for his life without rendering account and under the rent aforesaid) for £30 OF the aforementioned premises (except 9 acres of meadow called browadmead and part of the messuage wherein Sarah Bray now lives) for remainder of term determinable on the life of the said George Bray, under the rent, covenants, etc., in the original lease - all which premises are now in the tenure of the said George. Covenant as to peaceable enjoyment and indemnity against encumbrances - Voidable (together with bond of even date) by repayment of £31. 16. 0. on [1674], 1673, Feb.14.
Signature of George on fold. Half of red wax seal on parchment tag. Parchment, indented; needleholes down each side. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Robert More, Thomas Loviband, John Pearce. (2) Assignment, 1681, July 11, John Bragge to Nicholas Hopkins of Glaston, Mercer, for £20, of the within Mortgage. Signature of John; cracked red wax seal impressed; device - a dove and olive branch; witnesses Tho: Harris, mark of Elizabeth Harris; (3) Receipt 1683, Oct.16 for £23 paid by George Bray to Tho: Harris for the use of Nicholas Hopkins.

RE-LEASE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/32  1675

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27 Chas. II, June 15. Edward Woodhouse [son of Ed. Woodhowse], of the parish of Northpetherton, yeoman, to George Musgrave of North Newton, gentleman, (Reciting Articles of Covenants, 1667, Ap. 22 [See DD\SAS\H/47/3/26] and Deed of Covenants 1670, Ap.28, Israell Woodhowse of North Petherton to the said George to convey to him the premises hereinafter mentioned free from incumbrances made by Edward Woodhowse, father and son), for execution of the Articles and in consideration of the premises OF parcells of meadow ground called Cames Meade (9 acres) in & parcell of a level or floor of meadow called Horlocke in the parish of North petherton in the possesion of the said George; Orchard called Crosses orchard; meadow or parcell of pasture ground called Crosses meade (6 acres) at Huntworth or Huntworthy in the parish aforesaid in the tenure of William Durling; close of land called Barrs (2 acres); parcell of land called Lynhams (3 acres); close of land called Smoke acre (1 acre); 2 closes of land (7 acres) with a barne thereon erected called Bidgs goodes which said Barrs Lynhams, Smoke acre and Bidgsgoodes are in the tenure of Robert Colthurst and are at Dunweare in the said parish of North petherton; 2 cottages, 1 orchard and certain lands to one of them belonging (3 acres) in the tenure of John Quarle, the elder & the younger, and William Bulpan; 2 messuages in Hamer Streete, Northpetherton, in the tenure of William Moore & Martyn Berry - with all the appurtenances. Covenant as to peaceable enjoyment. Appointment of Thomas Gatchell of Clawsey Farme, gentleman, Thomas Webber of Northpetherton, gentleman, and Richard Gooding of Huntworth in the parish of Northpetherton, yeoman, Attornies of the said Edward to take and deliver seisin.
Signature of Edward of fold. Yellow wax seal on parchment tag; device indecipherable. Parchment, 2 skins; the inner indented & with needle-holes down each side. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses Wm Huish, John Chamberlaine, Giles Harres, mark of Nicholas Aish, the elder; (2) Memorandum 1675, July 28, of taking and delivery of seisin by Richard Gooding upon 9 acres of Meadow called Horlocke and a piece of ground called Bigsgoods; witnesses, Andr Moore, Rob: Colthurst, mark of William Trivett; (3) Memorandum, 1675, July 28, of Attornment of George Fowler, tenant of the messuage in Hamerstreet on payment of 6d; witnesses Wm: Harrison, mark of Nicholas Aish; (4) Memorandum of Attornment, 1675, Aug.7, of John Quarle, the elder, and younger, on payment of 1/- apiece; witnesses, Tho: Jackson, Rich: Musgrave.
See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/27

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/33  1676

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28 Chas.II. Dec.1. Elizabeth Yeates of Northpetherton, ,widdow to John Chamberlayne of the same gentleman, for £5. 10.0. OF the reversion of 40 acres of arable and pasture ground with the appurtenances called Perry-feildes in the Manor of Road in the parish of North Petherton, bounded on the west with the lands of Sir Halsewell Tynte, Baronet, on the north with the farm called Durleigh Farme & on the South east with the Heighway from Road to Bridgwater - all now in the tenure of Elizabeth Webber, daughter of Francis Webber, late of Road, gentleman, deced., from the deaths of the said Elizabeth Webber & Edward Buncombe (son of John Buncombe, late of Northpetherton gentleman, deced.) or surrender of their estate in the premises for a term of 99 years determinable on the life of Alexander Chamberlayne son of the said Iohn. Rent 39/- p.a. payable quarterly; Heriot or Farlive on the death of the said Alexander 20/-; doing suit also at the Court at the Manor or Road. Covenants as to repairs by the said John including "hedgeinge Dikeinge fenceinge & incloseinge;" non-payment of rent; wilful destruction by the said John to the value of 20/- in any one year; demise without licence in writing; peaceable enjoyment.
Mark of Elizabeth on fold. Red wax seal on parchment tag; device, armorial bearings[?] Parchment, indented. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Tho. Webber, Will: Harvey Jun.

CANCELLED COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/34  1679

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1678, 31 Chas. II, Feb. 2. John Harvey, the younger, of Bridgwater, gentleman, to Thomas Gatcombe of Northpetherton, yeoman, for rents covenants etc., mentioned OF 31 acres of arable meadow, meadow & pasture ground with the appurtenances in North Petherton late in the tenure of George Crane (all trees growing or to grow with liberty of ingress, egress & regress to cut fell & carry away the same reserved) for 12 years from date at £20 p.a. payable on Dec. 25. Covenants as to non-payment; payment of £5.0.0. for every acre of meadow ploughed or broken up by lessee above the rent aforesaid; lessee in last year of term with his crop of corn sowing 12 pounds of good clover seed or more in every acre of the 24 acres of arable land (which is now in clover); repair & maintenance by lessee with right to take shrouds or underwood on the premises to do the same; peaceable enjoyment free of encumbrances except tithe.
Mark of Thomas, seal & tag missing. Paper, indented. Endorsements (1) as to interlineation before execution of the words "(The tythe only excepted)" & as to execution; witnesses, William Trood, Ferdinando Anderdon (2) [1688] 1687, Jan.24 Receipt for £13 being one years rent (by virtue of lease) ended 1686, Dec.25 (leaving £7.0.0. due for that year) paid by Thomas Gatcombe to George Musgrave; witnesses, Iohn Bragg, Robert Warren; (3) 1688, Sept. 22. "For 40 bushells of barly £3.13s.4d rec' in Money 22d Sept. 1688 £3.6s.8d. which is in full for one years rent end at Xmas 1686. G.M." (4) 1688, Dec. 27. Receipt for £15.0.0. for one more years rent ended Xmas 1687 "wch in regard of bad tymes I am contented to accept in full of that yeare soe that there now remaynes due to me one yeares rent this Xmas 1688 and noe more"; signature of "G. Musgrave" (5) Receipt of "G.M." for £12.0.0. in part payment of one years rent due at Xmas 1688 (6) Receipt of "G.M." for £3 "& a score of oates" in full for the yeare 1688" (7) 1690 Oct.4, Unsigned receipt for £13, a score of barly att £1.15s. for mending gates 6s.5d. in all £15. 1s. 5d. in pte for the yeare 1689.

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/35  1682

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1681, Jan.13. John English of Northpetherton, the elder, Freemason & Mary, his wife, Administratrix of William Haberfeild, deced., to George Musgrave of the same, gentleman, (Reciting (1) Lease, 17 Jas.I. [1620] Feb.20. Arthur Mallett, Esq. to Andrewe Haberfeild, since deced., OF parcells of meadow or pasture ground called Hayses or Haises meade (7 acres) in Stockmore in the parish of Northpetherton for 99 years from date determinable on the lives of Martyn Hitchfield & Martyn & Alice Haberfeild [see DD\SAS\H/47/3/2]; (2) Lease 17 Jas. I [1620] Feb 22. same parties & premises for 21 years after deaths of above mentioned lives or on surrender of estate for a foresaid term of 99 years. (3) estate now lawfully vested in Alexander Popham of Sherston, gentleman, in trust for the said Iohn & Mary English by deed of Trust 20 Jas. I. [1622], June 3 from Andrew Haberfeild to Alexander & Thomas Popham) for a competent sum of money OF the above premises now called Heberfeilds seaven acres for remainder of the two terms above mentioned. The said Iohn & Mary authorize the said Alexander to assign the premises free of incumbrances to the said George. Covenants as to legal assurance & peaceable enjoyment.
Signature of Iohn & mark of Mary. Two red wax seals impressed lower right corner: device, a male head, witnesses to execution, Iohn Stone, mark of Iames Godfry. Paper, indented, torn at right side. Slightly worn at cross folds.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/36]

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/36  1682

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34 Chas II. Mar.31. Alexander Popham of Sherston in the Parish of North Petherton, gentleman, Iohn English of North petherton & Mary, his wife, (relict and administratrix of William Haberfeild, deced.) & Iohn hart of the parish of Goatehurst, husbandman & Mary, his wife, daughter of the said William Haberfeild, to George Musgrave, of the parish of North petherton, gentleman, (Reciting Lease, 17 Jas.I. [1620] Feb.20. Arthur Malet of St. Audries, Esq., to Andrew Haberfeild, deced., OF parcell of meadow or pasture ground called Hayes or Haisemedde & since called Haberfeilds seaven acres (7 acres) in Stockmoore in the parish of Noth petherton [see DD\SAS\H/47/3/35] for recital of further terms of above & of second Lease of even date] (2) estates now lawfully vested in five first parties above mentioned) for £60 OF said premises together with deeds relating thereto for remainder of the said two terms Covenants as to peaceable enjoyment.
Signatures & marks of five first parties on fold. Cracked remains of five red wax seals impressed on 3 pieces of parchment slotted through fold; device a winged gryphon [?] Parchment, indented. Endorsement as to execution: witnesses, Tho: Yeates, marks of Hargery Catford & Alice Hurford, Arthur Bobbett.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/35].

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/37  1684

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36 Chas II. May 8. George Musgrave of North petherton, gentleman, by direction of Thomas Popham of Bridgwater, gentleman, & Alexander Popham, son & Heir apparent of the said Thomas, to William Bacon heretofore of Maunsell & now of London, gentleman, for £64 OF the moiety or halfendeale of 14 acres of meadow or pasture ground called Ruffe Moore in the "Leavell" of Stockmore in the parish of North petherton heretofore in the tenure of Mathew Gooding of that parish, deced., & now of Iohn Chamberlaine of the same parish, gentleman, with the appurtenances for 950 years from the Feast of Anunciation last past at 1 barley corn p.a. rent if demanded with RELEASE by Thomas & Alexander for 16/- of the same premises & their right theirin for the same term. Covenants as to peaceable enjoyment & freedom from incumbrances. Proviso that if George Gooding son of Mathew (for whose life the said William has an estate by lease in the moiety) was dead 1682, Dec.20, William shall pay to the said Thomas upon request the further sum of £40 & interest at 6% from Dec. 20 to date of payment
Signatures of Thomas & Alexander on fold. Cracked remains of 2 red wax seals impressed on piece of parchment slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Endorsement as to execution, witnesses Io: Chamberlaine, William Criddle, Alex: Chamberlaine.
[See also DD\SAS\H/47/3/10].

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/47/3/38  1685

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May 12. George Musgrave late of North petherton, gentleman, by direction of Iohn Phelps of the same, yeoman, to Sir Halswill Tynte, Baronet (Reciting (1) Mortgage 1681, Ap.12. Iohn Phelpes to the said George OF 7 acres of land called Parsons's heretofore in the tenure of Iohn Durling & then of Iohn Spoore; cottage & 3 acres of land belonging on the North East side of North Moore Common, then in the tenure of George Parsons, 5 acres of land between Hay more & the river Perrott then in the tenure of Symon Tiver & Damaris Tiver, spinster, - all at Moreland in the parish of North petherton; all rents reserved upon any leases of the premises, for 2000 years term from day before date - at 1 barley corn rent. Voidable by repayment of £41.12.0. on 1682 Ap.13; (2) non-payment of mortgage by the said Iohn on the appointed date but, by direction of the said Iohn, payment of the sum by Andrew Moore of North Newton, gentleman, on date of present assignment) for 1d to the George & £43 to the said Iohn the above premises for remainder of term. Voidable by payment of £45.10.0. on May 15 next ensuing.
Signature of George & mark of Iohn. 2 Red wax seals impressed at lower right corner; device, a male head. Execution & twice blotting out of word December & twice interlining of the word May to the effect that the £45.10.0. is repayable on 1686, May 15 witnessed by B. Scammell, Andrew Moore, Andr Moore - Paper indented, slightly torn at folds.

Compton Martin, Castle Cary, deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/53  [n.d.]

Compton Martin  DD\SAS\H/53/4  [n.d.]

CONVEYANCE TO USES  DD\SAS\H/53/4/1  1682

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34 Chas.II, Ap. 7 John Weekes of Chewstoke, yeoman, to Thomas Briant of Broadwayes down in the parish of Wrington, yeoman, and Anne Hort, wife of John Hort of the same and daughter of the said John Weekes, for the trust reposed in the said John and the natural love and affection borne to the said Anne OF 1 ground called "the Hose, meddow" [part of 2 lines deleted] (8 acres) in Morton in the parish of Compton Martine (the ground of Mary Horts on the south side and the way leading to the said ground through the ground of the said Mary at "the wester end thereof" and the ground formerly Mr. Christopher Woodwards of Chewstoke on the north side) with the appurtenances; to the use of John Weekes for his life and thereafter to Anne "her Heyres and assignes". Covenant as to peaceable possession with proviso that if Anne with consent of Thomas Briant wishes upon valuable considerations to dispose of the premises it shall be to Mary Hort (daughter of Iohn Weekes) and wife of William Hort of Wrington or to her heirs according to the valuation of two "indifferent persons elected between them
Mark of John Weekes on fold. Red wa x seal (bottom edge missing) on parchment tag; device, a fleur-de-lis. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Tho,Breane, the mark of John Peice, Robt' Paine (2) Memorandum of delivery of seizin by John Weekes to Thomas Briant; witnesses, the mark of Iohn Peice, Robt' Paine, the mark of James Fisher of Morton (3) Memorandum of delivery of seizin to Anne Hort (unexecuted)
[See DD\SAS\H/53/4/4)]

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/53/4/2a  1703

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2 Anne, June 15. at 1 peppercorn rent, parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/-
Parchment, 1 skin only; no needleholes. Endorsement as to execution and "4"

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/53/4/2b  1703

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2 Anne, June 16. Mary Hort of Wrington, widdow, one of the daughters of Iohn Weekes late of the parish of Chewstoake, yeoman, deced., and William Hort of the same, gentleman, son and heir apparent of the said Mary, to Roger Stone of Cleevedon, yeoman, for £250 and Interest OF Messuage and dwelling house with Outhouses, backside, garden and Orchard adjoining; 20 acres of arable, meadow and pasture part adjoining the dwellinghouse and part called Furland; 2 Closes of meadow and pasture ground formerly one Close called Barefoote or Bareford (10 acres) - all at Morton in the parishes of Compton Martin and Chewstoake formerly in the tenure of the said John Weekes and now of the said Mary, with the appurtenances. £256.5.0. repayable on Dec. 17 next ensuing. Covenants as to repayment; freedom from incumbrances; right to convey; peaceful possession to mortgagees in the event of non-payment except for one annuity of 20/- p.a. payable to Ann Hort sister of Mary and her heirs and 5/- p.a. payable to the Churchwardens or Overseers of the poor of the Parish of Chewstoake; legal assurance at request of Roger Stone within 30 years from date; enjoyment of premises till date of repayment or breach of covenant without rendering of account
Mark of Mary, Signature of William Hort on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on paper folded round two parchment tags: devices a bird and an animal [?] Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. Two 6d stamps on each skin. Endorsements on outer skin as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses Isaac Hort, John Baber, Rob Hole; and "3 and 4"

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/53/4/3  1722

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8 George I, June 26. Harry Bridges of Keynsham, Esq, to John Collins of Compton Martin, yeoman, on surrender of interest in premises the said John and for £12 consideration OF Messuage in the South part of the Street in Compton Martin late in the possession of John Cox, late of Compton Martin, yeoman, deceased; 1 close of arable or pasture ground called Farralls (1 acre) 1 rood); 1 Close of arable or pasture ground by the side of Down Wood Lane (2 acres, 3 roods); 1 Close of arable or pasture ground on the North side of the last mentioned (2 acres, 31 perch); 1 Close of arable or pasture ground called Sheepsteed (1 acre, 1 perch); 1 Close of meadow or pasture ground called West Close (1 acre, 3 roods, 20 perch); 1 Close of meadow or pasture ground by Bickfield mead (2 acres, 2 roods, 30 perch); 1 acre, 1 rood on Moor Hill; together with the appurtenances - all in the parish of Compton Martin, late in the tenure of John Cox but now of the said John Collins. Timber trees and trees likely to become Timber, Mines, Minerals and "Quarrs" reserved to lessor his heirs and assigns and the person or persons to whom the reversion or remainder shall descend. For 99 years determinable on the lives of James, Hester and Mary Collins, son and daughters of the said John. Rent 11/- p.a. payable twice yearly at Michaelmas and Annunication; "Herriott or Herriotts" the Best Beast, or other Best Goods, or £2.13.4. at choice of lessor. Covenants as to payment of rent and heriot by lessee; suit by lessee at the court of the lessor for the Manor of Compton Martin; repairs and maintenance of premises by lessee, who may take from premises (if thereto be found) competent Hedge, Gate, "Style" and "Barr" boote for same. distress for non payment of rent; right of re-entry in the event of letting or assignment of premises for more than one year without license of lessor or wilful damage above the value of 10/- by lesse; peaceable enjoyment by lessee.
Signature of H Bridges on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red tape slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Ia: Bridges, John Saunders.

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/53/4/4  1783

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23 Geo.III, July 31. Samuel Hort of Broadways Down in the parish of Wrington, yeoman, brother of John Hort late of Wrington, yeoman, and devisee of the said John of the fee simple and inheritance of the Meadow or pasture below mentioned (the said John being eldest son and heir of John Hort late of Broadways Down and of Ann, his wife, formerly Ann Weekes, Spinster, both deced.) to Joseph Roynon of Woodwick in the parish of Compton Martin, yeoman, for £100 and Interest OF 1 Close of land called The Hose Meadow (8 acres) in Moreton in the parish of Compton Martin, now in the occupation of William Weekes, yeoman; bounded on the South by ground heretofore of Mary Hort and now of William King and the way leading to the said ground lying through that of the said Mary at the Westward end thereof; on the North by ground formerly belonging to Mr. Christopher Woodward; with the appurtenances Term 1000 years determinable by repayment of £100 and Interest on January 31st next ensuing according to the condition of a Bond in £200 of even date. Provisos as to right of Mortgagor to demise; peaceable enjoyment by Mortgagees; legal assurance
Mark of Hort&signature of Roynon on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on green tape slotted through fold; devices, SH monogram on left, indicipherable on right. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side One 2/6d stamp. Endorsements (1) as to execution, (2) receipt for consideration money, (3) Schedule of Title Deeds; Witnesses, Iames Hughes, Bristol, Hen: Davis Junr: Clerk to Mr. Hughes
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Castle Cary deed  DD\SAS\H/53/5  [n.d.]

DEPOSITION  DD\SAS\H/53/5/1  1647

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Oct. 25. of William Stephens of the Tything of Hadspen as to the service of the office of Tythingman, that being a matter of disagreement between the tenants of Castle Cary and the inhabitants of Hadspen (part of the Manor of Castle Cary lying within the Tything of Hadspen), and the 27 several Tenements or "Roveles" grounds served thereby. The tenants names are given.

ADMISSION  DD\SAS\H/53/5/2  1652

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Aug. 6 of John Carye of Castle Carye, esq, at the house of the right hoble Richard Keble in high Holborne in the Countie of Middlesex, into the office of one of the Masters extraordinarye of the Court of Chauncery; "betweene the houres of seaven and eight in the after noone" before the right hoble Bulstrode Whitlocke and the said Richard Keble, two of the Lords Commissioners appointed for the custody of the Great Seal of England and in the presence of Robert Carvell and Robert Dobbes, "gentl'" and others. Examined by Iohn Thompson.

COPY COURT ROLL  DD\SAS\H/53/5/3a  1671

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23 Chas.II, Oct. 6 of the Court Baron of the most illustrious Lord William Duke of Somerset, Lord of the Manor of Castle Cary held there on the foregoing date, admitting Thomas Cary, junior, gentleman, tenant OF 1 Messuage, 1 virgate and ½ furlong of land with the appurtenances containing 74½ acres of land, meadow and pasture as follows :- in a Curtilage; garden and orchard, ½ acre; in a Close of pasture behind the said tenement, 1½ acres; in a Close of meadow at Lake, 1 acre; in a Close of pasture called Laverans, 6 acres; in a Close of pasture called Lake, 5 acres, in a Close at Long acre, 5½ acres; in three Closes of pasture lying together at Knapp, 12 acres; in a Close of pasture called Packham, 2 acres; in a Common meadow called Brymsham, 8 acres of meadow; and 32½ acres of arable as follows :- in East field under le Shaves, [Small r and v are almost identical in this manuscript. The form Shaves, therefore, needs confirmation. 5 acres, 3 roods, under Broome hill, 5 acres; in a field called Bowood, 4 acres, 3 roods; under Abridge Downe, 1 acre, in West field, 3½ acres; in a field called Byworthy, 7 acres; under le parke next Buckingtham, 5½ acres with common of pasture according to the extent of the same - all late in the tenure of Johane Kyrton, widow, late wife of James Kyrton, Esq., deced., and by the death of the said Johane come into the hand of the Lord of the Manor. To be held on the lives of the said Thomas Cary and John Cary his son the longest of them successively, at the will of the Lord according to the custom of the manor at 30/- p.a. Heriot, the best animal or ox. The tenant to plant annually on some parcel of the premises 3 trees at lease of oak, elm, ash or fruit, to render all other services, and not to retain in his service any person without licence of the Lord but they shall always be ready to serve the King, his heirs and successors under the conduct and retention of the said Duke his heirs and assigns. Fine £750. By the Commissioners of the said Lord assigned by virtue of his Commission dated [1667] 19 Chas.II, Aug. 2, Gyles Clotterbrooke, Edw. Ryder. Inrolled by Tho: Gape, Steward.
Endorsement. 1689, Ap. 4. Copy Court Roll of the Court Baron of William Ettrick Esq., and William Player Esq., Lords of the Manor of Castle Cary, by Thomas Oldfeild, gentleman, Steward being Deed of Enfranchisement, Thomas Cary, by consent of the Lords to Nicholas Collins, gentleman, OF 1 Close of pasture called Lake (5 acres), parcel of the above granted lands, in exchange for 1 Close of common pasture called Combe Close (4 acres), at the lower part of a certain Common called Combe Comon; 3 roods of arable land in the upper ferling of a field called Bowood Feild between 2 acres of arable land in the tenure of a certain Grace Ruddock, widow, on the west; and for 1 other rood of arable land in the lower ferling of the field aforesaid between 1 acre of arable land of the said Thomas Cary on the west and 1 other acre of arable land in the tenure of Ralph Dowill on the east.

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COPY COURT ROLL  DD\SAS\H/53/5/4  1677

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29 Chas.II, Sept.19. of the Court Baron of Alexander Thistlethwayte, Esq., and others (Executors of the will of the most illustrious Lord John, late Duke of Somerset, deced)., Lords of the Manor of Castle Cary, in trust, inrolled by Giles Clotterbrooke, gentleman, Steward, being SURRENDER by Thomas Yerbury, OF 7 acres of meadow and pasture (whereof 2 acres of meadow lie in Cary Moore and 1 Close of pasture called Cockhill marsh containing 5 acres) held by copy court roll, 1662, 14 Chas.II, May 7 and ADMITTANCE of Thomas Cary, junior (son of John Cary, gentleman, deced.) as tenant of the same. To be held on the lives of the said Thomas and Thomas Cary, his son, and the longest liver of them successively at the will of the Lords and according to the custom of the manor at 3/9 p.a. Heriot, 13/4d. Tenant to do all other duties, works, customs, and services due and accustomed. Fine payable by Thomas Cary, the father, £20.
Signatures of Alex Thistlethwayte and Edw: Kayte. Parchment 12¼ " x 6"

ASSIGNMENT  DD\SAS\H/53/5/5  1720

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6 Geo.I, Feb. 25. Jonas Lucas of Baltonsburrough, yeoman, to Ambrose Lucas of Castle Cary, Edgetoolmaker (Reciting that Thomas Lucas, late of Castle Cary, Edgetoolmaker, deced., brother to the said Jonas and Ambrose, died 1718, Mar. 25, intestate and without issue and unmarried; and that on Mar. 28 last preceding the date of the present deed Letters of Administration were granted to Ionas Lucas out of the Court of the Bishop of Bath and Wells), for 5/- consideration, OF the said Letters and the Estate of Thomas deced., with power to sue or prosecute in the name of Jonas to recover anything due to Thomas, deced., at the time of his death. Ambrose, his executors or administrators indemnifies Jonas from expenses touching the same.
Mark of Jonas on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red tape slotted through fold; device a running deer. Parchment, indented needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses Tho: Willis, Josa: Willis

CONVEYANCE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/53/5/6  1729

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3 Geo.II, July 25. Frank Collins of Ansford, Gentleman, to John Collins of Castle-Cary, Chaundler (Reciting (1) Conveyance a settlement by Lease and Release 1722, June 13 and 14, Nicholas Collins, father of the said Frank and John, to Nicholas Watts, Esq., and John Russ, Mercer, amongst other things, OF Messuage, Barn, Out-housing, Garden and Orchard (1 acre) in the parish of Castle-Cary in trust for the said Nicholas Collins for his life and after his decease to the use of the said Frank and John and their heirs an joint tenants; (2) Will, dated 1723 Oct. 28 of the said Nicholas Collins corroborating this Settlement and devising the same to the said Frank and John and their heirs; (3) That Nicholas Collins is deceased), for £50 consideration money OF the said premises, in which the said John now dwells, the appurtenances, the reversion thereof and all rights therein to the use of the said John, his heirs and assigns. Covenants as to peaceful possession; freedon from incumbrances except 1/- p.a. payable to the Chief Lord of the Manor of Castle-Cary; legal assurance.
Signature of Frank on fold. Black wax seal impressed on paper slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements (1 and 2) as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Hester Collines, Elizabeth Chapman: (3) Memorandum, dated 1729, July 26. as to taking and delivery of seizen; same witnesses.

Draft assignment and bond  DD\SAS\H/53/5/7  1738

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1737, 11 Geo.II, Feb. [day left blank] (1) DRAFT ASSIGNMENT BY WAY OF SETTLEMENT John Fry of Teffont, Wilts, Clerk, by direction of Lucy, his wife, to Francis Newman of North Cadbury, Esqr (Reciting (1) Bargain and Sale for a year and Marriage Settlement, dated 1717, Ap. 10 and 11, whereby John Russ of Castle Cary, gentleman, conveyed to William Lucy of London, Linnen draper and Edward Russ of Castle Cary, mercer, in consideration of the marriage of the said John with Lucy Lucy of Castle Cary, Spinster, of the fortune in her own right of the said Lucy of other considerations therein mentioned, OF Messuage wherein George Lewis, Gentleman, lately deced., lately dwelt with the outhouses, gardens, Orchards and Backsides belonging; House called Nackers hole adjoining the said Messuage, in South Cary in the parish of Castle Cary; 3 Closes of meadow or pasture called wrens Bushes (15 acres); 2 Closes of meadow and pasture ground called Great and little Nivies or Nithes (16 acres); Close of meadow or pasture called Great Cary Feild (4 acres); Close of meadow or pasture called Little Cary feild (2 acres); - the life estate term and interest of Mary Russ of Castle Cary, widow mother of the said Iohn, in the said messuage wherein the said George Lewis lately dwelt, in the outhouses gardens and backsides thereto belonging, in Little Cary feild and in Great Cary feild except and foreprized - all in the parish of Castle Cary, late in the [tenure] of the said George Lewis, then in the tenure of Mary and John Russ; with the reversion and signed G. Layng, Register. Copy of the Will, dated 1743, Dec. 21, annexed wherein John directs that he is to be buried at night or in the evening in the same vault or as near as possible to his late brother Frank; to be carried to church by six of his constant workmen to whom he gives 5/- each; his pall to be supported by six of his most intimate acquaintances, married or unmarried; to be sung to church and each singer to have a pair of gloves a tomb costing £10.0.0 to be erected; he bequeaths (1) to his brother Daniel his messuage, lands and premises with the appurtenances at Holton and Maperton for his life and after his decease to John's nephew, Charles Randolph, his heirs and assigns; (2) to his friends Mr Robert Yeatman of Hinton St. Mary, Dorset, and Mr John Gibbons of the parish of Froome Zelwood and to the survivor of them, the heirs and assigns of such survivor (a) his messuage, lands and premises with the appurtenances, given to him by his late brother Frank, in Almsford and Castle Cary, now in the possession of Edward Corpe as tenant (Except 1 Close called Francis's Close and dwelling house wherein William Coles lately lived); (b) his close of meadow or pasture called Great Shear and go; 2 Closes of meadow or pasture called New ports and 3 dwelling houses in the possession of Widow Speed, Robert Francis and Mary Francis with their appurtenances also at Almsford and Castle Cary, in trust for his neice Iane, wife of the Revd. Mr Samuel Woodford and her assigns for her life to her sole use, her husband not to intermeddle testator's niece's receipt alone to be sufficient discharge for rents and profits; after her death to her lawful child or children as appointed by her will executed in the presence of 3 or more witnesses; in default of such appointment amongst all her children living at her death as tenants in common not as joint tenants; but subject to the payment to his three neices, Mary Plucknett, Joan Randolph and Ann Heasell of £200 apiece one year after his decease with which payment "I hereby burthen and Clog the same"; (c) the part of his dwellinghouse where he now lives with part of the garden, barn, stable, and backside belonging; Franciss. Close (above mentioned) and the dwellinghouse lately occupied by William Coles with their appurtenances, at Almsford and Castle Cary, in trust for his neice Martha Collins her heirs and assigns; (d) his estate at Sandford Orcas with its appurtenances in trust for Martha, daughter of his neice Mary Plucknett and her heirs but in case she dies before 21 years of age without issue to the use of his neice Iane Woodford, her heirs and assigns; (3) to his sister-in-law Magdalen Collins, a guinea to buy her a mourning ring and a ring to each of the children of the said Mr Woodford and a ring apiece to Robert Banbury and his wife; (4) to Thomas, son of Cary Austin, £5, to testator's former servant, William Brayne, £5 to the man servant living with testator at the time of his decease, £5 and all his wearing apparel of linel and wool (except his best shirts) and to the maid servant living with rights in the same and the appurtenances. To be held to the use of the said Iohn and his heirs until the marriage; after it to the use of John for his life without impeachment of wast; after that to the use of Lucy for her life as jointure; after their deaths to the use of the bodily heirs of John by Lucy but subject to £400 to the younger child or Children of the said John by Lucy paid as appointed by John and Lucy or, for want of such appointment, to be equally divided and paid as each reaches 21 years or marriage; in default of such issue to the use of the legitimate heirs of the body of John Russ; in default of such to the use of his right heirs; (2) That the marriage took effect and that John Russ is dead; (3) That Lucy Russ has since married Iohn Fry; (4) That John and Lucy have her life interest in the said Estate; (5) Agreement with Francis Newman that, during the Coverture between John and Lucy, the said Francis shall take the rents issues and profits of the estate for the sole use of Lucy as if she were unmarried), In consideration of the last mentioned agreement and for 5/- of the said rents issues and profits and of all premises held or to be held in right of Lucy, all arrearages and all rights of John in the same for [term of years left blank] on life of Lucy, to the use of Lucy or as she may in writing direct, exclusive of John. Appointment by John of the tenants to make their payments to Francis and accept his receipts. John, for himself, his heirs, executors administrators, assigns or any claiming by him or them, Covenants not to intermeddle; as to legal assurance at the costs of Francis. It is agreed that Francis his executors, administrators or assigns shall be accountable only for monies actually received from the premises and that his and their expenses in connection with the premises and trust shall be deducted.
(2) DRAFT BOND Francis Newman of North Cadbury Esqr, to John Fry of Teffont, Wilts, Clerk in [sum of money left blank] to indemnify the said Iohn from all charges on account of Lucy his wife and to discharge her debts and monies due
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LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION WITH WILL ATTACHED  DD\SAS\H/53/5/8a-b  1744

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October 31, granted by George Shakerley, Clerk, M.A., Archdeacon of Wells, to Richard Clarke and Martha, his wife, late Martha Collins, of the Estate of John Collins, late of Castle Cary, gentleman, deced; Robert Yeatman and John Gibbons appointed by the Will of the said John Collins, executors and residuary legatees in trust for the use of Martha, niece of the said John Collins, having failed to appear. him at the time of his decease, £3; (5) to his old servant Alice Gibbs, £5; to Roger son of Roger Coles, £10 to bind him apprentice; to the poor of the parish of Almsford, £5; to the poor of the parish of Holton, £3; to the poor of the parish of Castle Cary (those that are deemed the second poor there) £3, to be distributed in a convenient time after his funeral at the discretion of the said Trustees and the parson of the parish; (6) to his said niece Woodford all his furniture in his house where Edward Corpe now dwells and to Robert Banbury, £5; (7) to Robert Coleman, 3 guineas; all money legacies to be paid by testator's executors in one year after his death (except the legacy payable out of his niece Woodfords estate and that to charitable uses which is to be paid as before directed); (8) in case testator dies and Mrs. Ettricks accounts unsettled, his brother Daniel Collins is desired to assist therein and is given £5 for the trouble; (9) the remainder of testator's estate devised to the said Yeatman and Gibbons (in trust for the sole use of his neice Martha Collins) who are appointed executors in trust reimbursing themselves for all expenses sustained and who are to accept 1 guinea apiece in remembrance of testator. Witnesses, Fitz Foy, John Guppy, William Upcott, William Pew.

PROBATE OF THE WILL  DD\SAS\H/53/5/9  1754

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June 27. of James Collins of Clanvill in the parish of Castle Cary, yeoman, decd, administration being granted to Ann Collins, widow and sole executrix named in the will. Signed Jo: Hawkins Deputy Register for the Bishopric of Bath and Wells. Copy of the will, dated 1752, Mar.12, attached. Whereby testator bequeaths all his lands and tenements in the parishes of Castle Cary and Ansford to his wife, Ann Collins, for her to receive the rents, issues and profits during her life; all his goods and effects likewise to Ann at her own disposal; After Ann's decease all his lands and tenements to his eldest son, Michael Collins, his heirs and assigns, the said Michael being desired to pay testator's other eight sons, William, John, Frank, Daniel, Thomas, Samuel, Benjamin and Richard, £20 apiece when each attains 21 years after the decease of testator's wife, Ann; Testator burdens estate with the said payment and with payment of all debts outstanding at his wife's death, if any of the said children die before reaching 21 his or their share or shares to be equally divided between the survivors; Ann, his wife appointed sole executrix; all other wills revoked. Witnesses, Anth: Dinghurst, mark of Anna Ballard, M: Woodford
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DEED OF EXCHANGE  DD\SAS\H/53/5/10  1769

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Feb. 23. between Andrew Russ of Clanvile in the parish of Castle cary, Gentleman, and William Collins of the same, Yeoman (brother and heir at law of Michael Collins, late of the same, yeoman, deced.,) who was eldest son and devisee named in the will of James Collins, late of the same, deced.) Andrew makes conveyance to William OF piece of arable land (½ acre) in a common field called Twincombe in Clanville, bounded north and south with the lands of the said William with the appurtenances, in exchange FOR piece of arable land (½ acre) in the same field, bounded north and south with the lands of the said Andrew with the appurtenances. Covenants as to peaceful possession and freedon from incumbrances.
Signatures of Andrew and William on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on red tape slotted through fold, device, a mounted horseman with drawn sword trampling a dragon. Parchment, indented. One 1/6 stamp. Endorsements as to (1) execution (2 and 3) giving and delivery of seisin; witnesses, John Penny Richd. Andrews

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/53/5/11  1772

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Feb. 13. John Hitchings and Mary, his wife, to Edward Allen, Yeoman, (reciting that Mortgagers have interest in the premises for the remainder of two terms of 2000 and 6000 years) for £100 and interest OF 4 Closes adjoining each other called Cakehays and Thorney Mead being 17 acres of land, meadow and pasture in the parish of Castle Cary, formerly in the tenure of James Warren, afterwards of Charles and John Kendall, late of William Webb of Barrow, Yeoman (uncle of the said Mary Hitchings), but now of the said John Hitchings, bounded on the west end with lands formerly of Edmund Gregory, on the east end with the copyhold or leashold lands formerly of the said Edmund called Bowards Mead and on the north with the highway from North Barrow to Galliampton, with the appurtenances, for the remainder of the two terms before mentioned subject to rents and covenants contained in the original leases. Proviso as to determination on payment of £104.10.0. on Aug. 13 next ensuing. Covenants as to payment; right to assign; breach of proviso; legal assurance.
Signatures of John and Mary on fold. Slits for two seal tags but seals and tags missing. Top of deed, including date and parties cut off and missing. Parchment; needle-holes down each side. One 1/6d stamp. Endorsements likewise missing except for signatures of Mortgagors and of two witnesses, Wm Bridge and Saml Earl

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/53/5/12a  1780

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20 Geo.III, June 26. at one peppercorn rent; parties, parcels etc., as under. Consideration 5/- Endorsement as to execution.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/53/5/12b  1780

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20 Geo.III, June 27. Frederick Atherton Hindley of Twickenham, Middlesex, Esquire, to Samuel Poots of Berners Street in the parish of Saint Mary le Bone, Middlesex, Esquire (Reciting (1) that Cary Crew late of Castle Cary, Esquire, deced., by will dated 1775 Oct. 10 charged his real estate with the payment of annuities and amongst other things devised to the said Frederick one life Annuity of £40, payable out of testator's manor, messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in the parishes of Levington, Castle Cary, Almesford or Alnsford and Ditchet, by half yearly payments, testator's Manor of Levington and estate in the said parishes being subject to payment of the said annuity with power to distrain in case of non-payment within 21 days of its being due and that testator appointed William Pew and John Fidcombe executors who proved the will in the Archdeaconry of Wells; (2) Contract between parties to the present deed for sale and purchase of the annuity for £240) for the said £240 OF the said Annuity of £40
Signature of Frederick on fold. Slits for one seal tag in fold but tag and seal missing. Parchment, indented; needleholes down each side One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements as to execution and receipt for consideration money; witnesses, [initial(s) illegible] Bridges, Serle Street, Thos. Humfrey, his Clerk Also "31135"

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/53/5/13  1786

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26 Geo.III, Mar. 24. Daniel Collins of Glanville or Clandfield in the parish of Castle Cary, Hosier, to William Andrews of Preston Plucknett, Gentleman, for 5/- OF Close of pasture called Lake (4 acres), dwellinghouse wherein Ann and Michael Collins formerly dwelt, since in the occupation of William Collins and now of the said Daniel; east part of the houses adjoining to James Russ's as far as the entry; east part of the bakehouse; all the barn adjoining thereto; east part of the garden and orchard behind the said house as formerly divided by four white thorns growing there from the said James Russ's and formerly held by the said Ann and Michael; the moiety of the curtilage and backside with the moiety of the well therein; 3 Closes of pasture or meadow called Brue Closes adjoining each other (7 acres); Close of pasture called Frogg-pitts or New Close (2 acres, 2 roods) formerly divided into two closes; close of meadow or pasture called Cottles Willows (2½ acres); 4 acres and 3 roods of arable land lying in four pieces in a common field called Twincombe; 3 acres of arable lying in three pieces in a common field called Great Dimner Field; piece of arable land (½ acre) in a common field called Splott-Elm-Field; piece of arable land (½ acre) in a field called Strout House - all formerly in the possession of James Collins deced., since of the said Ann and Michael, after that of William Collins and now of the said Daniel and all in the parishes of Ansford and Castlecary, together with the appurtenances, for 1 year from date at one peppercorn rent payable at Michaelmas if demanded. Made in accordance with the Statute for transferring uses into possession.
Signature of Daniel on fold. 1 Red wax seal impressed on red tape slotted through fold; device, a spread eagle. Parchment, indented. One 2/6 and one 1/- stamp. Endorsement as to execution, witnesses, Wm. Draper, Thos Andrews Iunr.

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/53/5/14a  1786

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Aug. 7. William Andrews of Preston Plucknett, Gentleman, Thomas Andrews of Corton Denham, Gentleman, Thomas Pearson of Thorne, Clerk, and John Andrews of Sherborne, Dorset, Linman, to James Clarke of Castle Cary, Apothecary, for 5/- OF Close of pasture called Lake (4 acres); dwellinghouse wherein Ann and Michael Collins formerly dwelt and late in the occupation of Daniel Collins; east part of the houses adjoining James Russ's as far as the entry; east part of the bakehouse; all the barn adjoining thereto; east part of the garden and orchard behind the said house as formerly divided by four white thorns growing there from the said James Russ's and formerly held by the said Ann and Michael; the moiety of the curtilage and backside with the moiety of the well therein; close of pasture ground called Frog Pitts or New Close (2 acres 2 roods) formerly divided into two closes; 4 acres and 3 roods of arable land lying in four pieces in a common feild called Twincombe; 3 acres of arable lying in three pieces in a common field called Great Dimmer Field; piece of arable land containing ½ acre in a common field called Splot Elm Field; piece of arable land (½ acre) in a field called Strout House - all in the parishes of Castle Cary and Ansford, formerly in the possession of Iames Collins, since of the said Ann and Michael, after of William Collins, deced., and late of the said Daniel, with the appurtenances for one year from date at one peppercorn rent payable at the end of the term if demanded. Made in accordance with the Statute for transferring uses into possession.
Signatures of the four first parties on fold. 4 Red wax seals impressed on red tape slotted through the fold; device, a male head, bearded and wearing a fillet. Parchment, indented; Endorsements as to execution (1) delivery to 2nd 3rd and 4th first parties, (2) delivery to William Andrews; witnesses (1) Richd: Messiter, Hy: Dando, (2) Edwd Batten, John Williams Junr.

Receipt of Richd. Messiter  DD\SAS\H/53/5/14b  1787

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Jan.30. for £6.11.0. paid him by Mr. Clarke.

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/53/5/15  1787

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27 Geo.III, June 9. John Bull of Bruton, Innholder (by direction of Thomas Grist of Castle Cary, Woolcomber, and James Clarke of the same, Apothecary), and the said Thomas Grist (by direction of the said James Clarke) to John Burge of the same, Stockingmaker (Reciting (1) Mortgage, dated 1774, Dec. 6 for £55 and Interest Richard Colborne of Bruton, Scrivener, Thomas Grist and Lucy, his then wife, since deced. to the said John Bull, amongst other things OF close of land lately an orchard (2 roods, 6 perches statute measure), bounded on the east and north with lands late Mr Richard Clarkes, on the west with lands late William Pews and on the south with Harry Nobles garden and with the garden of the said Thomas Grist from which the same is intended to be divided, which premises lie in the parish of Castle Cary, late in the possession of Francis Oram and then and now of the said Thomas Grist, with the appurtenances for a term of 1000 years subject to proviso of redemption by the said Thomas on payment of £55 and interest; (2) that £85 principal and interest is still owing to the said John Bull; (3) that the said Richard Colborne is seized of the inheritance, fee simple and equity of redemption of the premises in trust for the said Thomas Grist and his heirs; (4) that the said James Clarke has contracted with Thomas for the purchase of the inheritance and fee simple in possession of the premises for £40 to be paid John Bull towards satisfaction of the said £85; and that the remainder of the 1000 years term shall be assigned to John Burge in trust for Iames Clarke to attend the inheritance and that the remainder of the debt shall remain a charge on the other premises granted by the said Mortgage), for £40 OF above premises with covenant as to freedom from incumbrances; and FEOFFMENT Richard Colborne (by direction of Thomas Grist) and Thomas Grist to James Clarke and his heirs for the above considerations and for 5/- OF the said premises and the appurtenances, the reversion, remainder, rents issues and profits. Covenants as to freedom from incumbrances (except as appears in the present deed); estate in fee simple without limitations; right to enfeoff; lawful enjoyment; legal assurance.
Signatures of Bull, Colborne, Grist and Clarke on fold. 5 Red wax seals impressed on red tape slotted through fold; device, a male head, bearded. Parchment, indented; needleholes down each side. 3/6 stamp. Endorsements as to execution, receipt for £40 consideration money and taking and delivery of seisin; witnesses, Peter Buckland, William Andrews.

FINAL AGREEMENT  DD\SAS\H/53/5/16  1810

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50 Geo. III, the morrow of Holy Trinity. between James Clarke, Hill Dawe and Edward Archvale, plts., and William Archvale and Martha Hawley, his wife, deforcts. OF 1 Messuage, 1 garden, 10 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture and common of pasture for all cattle with the appurtenances in the parish of Castle Cary; and a moiety of 4 messuages, 4 gardens, 60 acres of land, 60 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture and common of pasture for all cattle with the appurtenances in the parishes of Castle Cary and Ansford; and a moiety of 4 messuages, 4 cottages, 4 gardens, 4 orchards, 200 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture and common of pasture for all cattle with the appurtenances in Wookey; and a moiety of 30 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture and common of pasture for all cattle with the appurtenances in the parishes of Meare and Saint Cuthbert in Wells; and a moiety of 4 messuages, 4 cottages, 4 gardens, 160 acres of land, 160 acres of meadow, 160 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood and common of pasture for all cattle with the appurtenances in the parishes of Harrington and Saint Cuthbert in Wells; and ¼ part of 1 messuage, 1 garden, 70 acres of land, 70 acres of meadow, 70 acres of pasture and common of pasture for all cattle with the appurtenances in the parish of Evercreech. William and Martha acknowledge the premises to be the right of the said Iames, Hill and Edward had of the gift of the said William and Martha and remised to James, Hill and Edward. William and Martha for them and the heirs of the said Martha warrant to James, Hill and Edward and the heirs of the said James. James, Hill and Edward give William and Martha £60.

Camerton, Carhampton, Catcott, Charlton Musgrove, Chelworth, Chewstoke, Chewton Mendip, Combe St.Nicholas, deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/70  [n.d.]

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/70/6  1708

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7 Anne, Ap. 13. Thomas Carew of Camerton, Esq., to James Durhill of the same, yeoman, for "Fifty Pounds in Silver and Two broad peeces of Gold called Septer Jacobus" ([i.e. The unite or broad 20/- piece of Jas.I. on which the King holds a sceptre.]) OF "House, Garden and Courtlage" adjoining the way on the north side thereof at Hurlepitts (¼a.); close called Lannsdons Pease Close (½a.); close called Sparkes Crofts heretofore parcel of a tenement in the tenure of John Sparkes, deced. (2a.); 3 meadows at Mashill Meade heretofore parcel of a tenement in the tenure of John Hollwell (2½a.); close called Hennocks heretofore parcel of the said Sparkes tenement (¾a.); close called Salterams heretofore parcel of a tenement in the tenure of John Durnill, the elder (2a.); piece of arable land in Redfield having the way called Redway abutting on the east, the ground of Thomas Lannsdon on the west and south and the lands of Richard Lannsdon on the north (2a.); 2a, more of arable land in the West Field of Camerton having the grounds of Thos. North abutting on the east and west, the way called Rudg-Way on the north and a close called Stanly on the south also parcell of the said John Durnills tenement; piece of arable land in the said West Field having the land of Richard Rush abutting on the east, the land of John Spalding on the west, the said Rudge-Way on the north and the said close called Stanly on the south (1a.) - being 13a. in all, late in the tenure of John Durnill, the younger, deced., in the parish of Camerton and parcel of the Mannor of Camerton with the appurtenances ("All Oakes Elmes and Ashes and plant Oakes Elmes and Ashes" reserved). From after the death of Elizabeth Durnill for 99 years determinable on the lives of the said James Durnill and Sarah his now wife. Rent 10/- p.a. payable quarterly. Heriot 20/-. Re-entry and re-possession lawful for lessor if rent is behind more than 20 days and no sufficient distress may be found, if lessee demise, sells or assigns premises without written licence of lessor, if lessee does anything to incumber lessor's inheritance, if after commencement of term lessee and his wife do not keep their usual dwelling on the premises without license in writing of lessor, if lessee commits any wilful wasternine or destruction to 20/- value without repairing same on due notice. Proviso that, if lessor distrusts the "answeaing" and payment of heriot and after 20 days warning no security is given lessor for answearing, lessor may re-enter.
Covenants as to suit of court by lessee; maintenance and repairs by lessee; taking of sufficient timber, by delivery of lessor or his bailiff or other officer, and of Fire boote without wilful wast; for every tree delivered for building and repairs lessee to grow 3 young trees, replacing any that may die; lessee to grind all "Griest corne and Mault" and make all "oatemeale and Pillcorne" at such "Griest" Mill as lessor shall new build or have in the said parish; lessee on three days warning to do one days work with one man every year where appointed by lessor within the Manor with 12d. payable for every default; lessee to pay annually three days before Christmas 1fat capon and three days before Candlemas "one fat Henn", any arrears of capons and hens undemanded or unpaid to be paid on three days worning. James Durnill, his exors., adminisrs. and assignes warrants against Thomas, his heirs and assignes.and persons claiming in,from, by or under Thomas, his heirs and assignes.
Signature of "James Durnell" on fold. Red wax seal impressed on paper slotted through parchment tag; device, a Cupid standing right hand holding bow, the other end of which rests on the ground. Parchment, indented; needleholes down each side. Two 6d. stamps. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses Ri: Collibee, Rainsford Hodson.

Carhampton deeds  DD\SAS\H/70/7  [n.d.]

2 FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/70/7/1a-b  1575

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15 Eliz. from the day of Easter in 15 days, between Hugh Stukeley, gentleman, plt., and William Everard, senior, gentleman, & Jane, his wife, deforts., OF 40 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, 20 acres of heath & common of pasture with the appurtenances in Carhampton granted by William & Jane to Hugh from Michaelmas last past for the term 60 years, determinable on the lives of William & Jane, at 20/- p.a. payable on the feasts of Annunciation, the Nativity, St. John the Baptist & St. Michael the Archangel, with lawful re-entry for William & Jane if the rent is more than 20 days in arrears. William & Jane warrant to Hugh who gives them £40.

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/7/2  1724

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10 Geo.I., May 27. Charity Blackwell, widow & relict of Hugh Blackwell, late of Carhampton, gentleman, & Thomas Blackwell, their son, to Andrew Snow of Stokpero, gentleman, & William Withycomb of Carhampton, gentleman, for 5/- OF Messuage & tenement with the appurtenances called Trowbridges Tenement & 1 barn, 2 orchards, 1 garden & 1 croft all adjoining one another (3 a.); 1 close of land or pasture called Holy bread close (½ a.) formerly demised to Iohn Clement by lease for 99 years determinable on 3 lives & on which a House is built; 1 meadow heretofore divided into 2 closes or parts called Hamletts Meadow on the north side of the "Vicaridge house" of Carhampton (6 a.); 2 closes of land called Pogrove in Carhampton (4 a.) with a parcel of Meadow near adjoining the said closes in a place called Pristlands (2 a.) with their appurtenances late in the possession of William Cogan & afterwards of the said Hugh Blackwell, decd. - all in the parish of Carhampton; closes pieces & parcels of land meadow, arable & pasture ground (30 a.) late in the possession of Stone [sic] deced. (i.e. -1 close called Goosemore (2 a.) 1 close called outer Yearlins (3 a.); 1 close called Inner Yearlins (3 a.); 1 close called Bottom Close (6 a.); 1 close called Lower Broom Close (8 a.); 1 close called Higher Broom Close 8 a.)); 1 tenement being an overland called Bradfords Tenement & all those closes or parcels of land (15 a.) (i.e. 2 closes called the Liddish fields (7 a.); 1 close called Staplin close (7 a.); 1 close called Shovells close (1 a.)); 1 tenement or overland called Slade's Tenement consisting of 3 closes of ground (7 a.) - all in the parish of Withycombe & parcels or reputed parcels of the late dismembered Mannor of Withycombe Week in Withycombe aforesaid. For 1 year from day next before date of present deed. Rent a pepper corn.
Mark of Charity & Signature of Thomas on fold. Two red wax seal impressed on red tape on fold; device a female head. Parchment, indented.
Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Walter Court [or Court the first letter is nor very distinct], Nicholas Harding; (2) printed paper cutting containing short description of deed [from sale catalogue] numbered 251, stuck on to the parchment; (3) particulars of deed typed on small piece of paper stuck on to the parchment; the description ends "Presented by Rev. Preby. J. Hamlet, 1917."
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/7/5]

MARRIAGE ARTICLES  DD\SAS\H/70/7/3  1739

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13 Geo. II, Dec.28. of William Southwood of Carhampton, yeoman, & Joan Snow of Luxborough, Spinster, agreed between them & Nicholas Snow of Luxborough, & William Lack of Elworthy, yeoman, as trustees. In consideration of Joan's marriage portion of £100 Southwood covenants with Snow & Lack that if Joan his wife outlives him £200 shall be paid to them within 3 months of his decease to the following uses & trusts:- £150 to the use of Joan, her exors. admins. & assignes; £50 & Int. to the use of their child or children in proportions as directed by Southwood; in default of such direction, on attainment of 21 years share & share alike; if one child only, to its use at 21 years; the growing interest on the £50 to be applied from time to time to the maintenance of the child or children at the discretion of the trustees who are to invest the £50 in "Government Land or Other Security" in their name or names as declared trust moneys. If no issue or such die before 21 years old the £50 & unapplied interest to the use of Joan to be paid to her. If Southwood survives Jane, £200 to be paid at his death as above specified to be invested & applied to the use of their child or children surviving at his death at his direction; in default of such direction then subject to equal division if more than one child or if but one to the use of that one as before declared concerning the £50 & interest. In default of issue or if none attains 21 years the trustees to apply & pay £200 & interest to the exors. & administrators of Southwood. Proviso as to Southwood's legal right during his life to lay out the £200 in purchase of leasehold or estate of inheritance if same is duly assigned to the trustees subject to the above trusts & contingencies & if Joan's life be one named in the lease if such is purchased. If the said estate proves insufficient for securing £200 Southwood's exors. or administrators to make good the deficiency from his other effects.
Signature of Southwood & mark of Joan at foot. 4 Red wax seals impressed; device, a cannon [?] Paper, worn at folds, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Witnesses to execution, John Stephens Wm. Leigh. Endorsement, printed paper cutting containing short description of deed [from sale catalogue] numbered 128 & priced at 3/6, stuck on to the deed.

PROBATE OF WILL  DD\SAS\H/70/7/4  c.1773

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[after 1773, June 1]. [of which the probate is missing & only the copy will of date in margin remains] of Robert Leigh of Lower Marsh in the parish of Carhampton, gentleman, devising:- (1) to his good friends Mr. Thomas Escott of Sandhill in the parish of Withycombe, Mr. James Newton of the same, Mr. John Bishop of Dunster & testator's dear Brother Henry Leigh, to their Survivor(s) & the executors & administrators of such Survivor (a) all testator's tenement or overland with the appurtenances called Ridgewood at Wootton Courtney during remainder of his term therein unexpired at his decease, in trust for his daughter Ann (now wife of Iohn Floyd) notwithstanding her coverture for her life & after her decease in trust for her child or children living at her death as tenants in common Testator directs that on his decesease the above premises to be leased to his son Robert for his life with a clear £30 p.a. rent payable ½ yearly reserved to the use of testator's daughter; his son to discharge all charges including Rates, Taxes, Lords Rent, Heriot & repairs (b) £300 to be paid within 12 months after testator's decease to be placed out at interest on government or real security the interest to be applied to his daughter's use for her life & then to her child or children living at her decease on attainment of 21 years. (2) to his son Robert Leigh the fee simple & inheritance of testator's estate lately purchased of Mr. Thomas Escott in the parish of Clatworthy, to him & his heirs; in case he dies without issue, then to testator's daughter Ann & her heirs; if she dies without issue to testator's own right heirs. (3) Testator's other effects (after discharge of just debts, legacies & funeral expenses) to his son Robert who is appointed executor. Witnesses Fs. Bastons, Ann Iones, Iohn Webber.
Parchment, needle-holes down each side. Two slips for a missing seal tag in bottom fold. Endorsed "Probate of the Will of Mr. Robert Leigh deceased Extracted by Major & Slade Proctors at Doctors Commons".

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/7/5  1774

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14 Geo.III, May 26. Hannah Blackwell of Carhampton, Spinster, to Robert Leigh, the elder, of the same, yeoman, & Thomas Escott of Withycombe, Esq., for 10/- OF 1/8 part (the whole in 8 equal parts to be divided) of Messuage called Trowbridges Tenement with the Barn, orchards, closes & land belonging & 1/8 of 4 pieces of land or pasture called Raps (4 a.) in Carhampton; 1/8 of land, meadow, arable & pasture ground (30 a.) heretofore in possession of Strong [sic], deced. (i.e. Goosemore (2 a.), Outer Yearlins (3 a.) inner Yearlins (3 a.), Bottom Close (6 a.), lower bottom close (8 a.), higher Broom Close (8 a.)); 1/8 of tenement called Bradfords Tenement with the closes belonging (15 a.); 1/8 of tenement called Saldes Tenement (7 a.) - all which last are in the parish of Withycombe & parcels or reputed parcels of the late dismembered Mannor of Withycombe Week in Withycombe & have sometimes been called Stones Bradfords & Slades Tenements but by the will of Hugh Blackwell are called lower Bowdens Tenements; with all the appurtenances. From the day next before the date of the present deed for one year. Rent, a pepper corn payable on last day of term if demanded.
Signature of Hannah on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold; device, a leopard [?]rampant. Parchment, indented; needle holes down each side; mouse eaten into one small hole. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, F Bastons Vinct. Phillips
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/7/2]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/8  1691

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1690, 3 Wm. & Mary, Feb.27. John Brent of Cosington, Esq., to Joseph Aish of Cattcott in the parish of Morelinch, yeoman, for £4 "and one ginney" OF the Reversion of 1 close of meadow called Snake-pipe Close (2 a. 1 yd.); 1 close of meadow called Broade meade (1 a. 1 yd. 40 ft. broad "an the whole length of Two closes the one called old Moore Close and thother Somerclose" (2 a.), the lands heretofore of William Harvey, gent., on the east & the lands of Croydon on the west; meadow, pasture & heathy ground (3a. 3yds.) in a ground with one Iames Sellway, the ground of the said James lying on the west; 1 close of pasture or arable called Boultings close (6a.); arable land (½a.) in the South field of Catcott, the Churchway lying on its east side, ½a. of the Farmeground on the west side; with Turbary belonging & appurtenances - all now late parcel of a tenement called Boultens Tenement in Cosington in the precincts of Catcott & now in the tenure of John Rodney or Penelope Rodney (timber & other trees reserved to lessor). From the deaths of the said John & Penelope (now called Penelope Relson) or other termination of their present estate for 99 years determinable on the life of lessee. Rent 3/8 p.a. payable at Michaelmas & Annunciation commencing on the first of these feasts occurring after commencement of the said estate. Heriot, on death of Aish, 7/4. Lessee to do suit of Court for the Mannor of Cosington; repair & maintain premises, "dykeinge fenceinge & incloseing" as required, & taking of the trees excepted the necessary "shroudes and hedgrowes" for ploughboote gateboote & frithboote to be employed on the premises without making wast. If rent is 15 days in arrears or heriot is unpaid or any amercement, or penalty imposed on lessee by the Sheward & homage of the Mannor be forfeited, lessor may lawfully re-enter. Lessor covenants for himself, his heirs & assigns, as to lessee's peaceful possession.
Signature of Joseph Ash on fold. Red wax seal impressed on paper folded round parchment tag which is almost broken in two; device, a castle. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, John Smith, Thomas Gooding & mark of Ioane Dunking.

Charlton Musgrove deeds  DD\SAS\H/70/9  [n.d.]

FEOFFMENT  DD\SAS\H/70/9/1  1668

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19 Chas.II, Jan.29. Thomas Strode of Mapperton, gent., Richard Newman late of Korsington, gent., John King of Pitcombe, gent., and George Leir of Cucklington, gent., to George Harvye of Suddon in the parish of Wincalton, gent.
(Reciting (1) Release, dated [1661], 13 Chas.II, Nov.20, Edmund Fowell, Esq., Alice, his wife, William Fowell, Esq., Elizabeth, his wife, John Doidge, Esq., Dionesse, his wife, John Vyvyan, Esq., Mary, his wife, William Kelly, Esq., & Margaret, his wife, to the said Strode, Newman, King & Leir & their heirs OF, amongst other lands there scheduled, 5 parts - the whole to be divided into 6 - of several closes of land, meadow & pasture with the appurtenances called Chalnam Suddon Lady lease Hanging-croft Julians Close Ladywell close and the Little Copice thereunto belonging & Quarr-croft; woods woodgrounds & coppices called Riuer wood or west river wood or the Lordswood (20a.); close of meadow & pasture with the appurtenances called Twyn wood (8a.) with the lane called Twynwood Lane adjoining - all in the parish & parcel of the Mannor of Charlton Musgroue or Charlton Misgroue or Charlton Musgrosse now in the tenure of the said George Harvye; and of all hereditaments, rents, reversions, services, heriots, royalties & franchises to be held under covenants as in the said deed appear. (2) that the present first parties are trustees of George Harvye for taking the inheritance of the said premises to be disposed of as he, the sole purchaser, directs), for settlement of the premises on the said George, OF the said 5 parts. Trustees covenant as to peaceful possession; legal assurance within seven years from date at costs of George so as trustees be not compelled to travel from their dwellings at the time. Proviso that covenants are not to charge trustees but only with their own acts. Trustees appoint John Harvye & William Shute, the younger, their Attornies for taking & delivery of seisin.
Signature of four first parties on fold. 4 Parchment seal tags; red wax seal on left hand one, traces of red wax on two centre ones & broken red wax seal on right hand one; device on first, a shield. Parchment, indented. Endorsements (1) as to execution by Strode; witnesses, Geo Harvye Junr., John King, Ricd. Churche, John Harvy, (2) by Newman, King & Leir; witnesses, George Newman, Geo Harvye Junr., Will Shute, Will Shute jun.: Ben Leir jr [?] (3) Memorandum, Feb.19 "in the year within written" [but should be 1668, 20 Chas.II] of taking & delivery of seisin by John Harvy of Lady lease pasture in the name of all the above premises; witnesses, Ricd. Churche, Geo. Harvy Junr., John King, George Newman (4) "No. 5".
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/9/2]

BARGAIN & SALE FOR 6 MONTHS  DD\SAS\H/70/9/2  1684

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36 Chas.II, Oct.21. Joseph Sawle of Pennrice, Cornwell, Esq., son & heir of Jane Sawle, one of the sisters and co-heirs of Francis Glanvill late of Killworthy, Devon, Esq., deced., to Thomas Harvy of Suddon in the parish of Wincanton, gentleman, for 10/- OF 1/6 part in 3 tenements one of which is called Challnam Suddon containing 5 closes lying together called lady Leaze (20a. of pasture), Quarr Close (16a. of pasture), Lady well Close with a little Coppice adjoining (14a.), Julians Close (10a.) and Hanging Croft (9a.); close of meadow called Twine wood Meade (8a.); coppice or wood called West Riverwood or the Lords Wood (20a.) - all in the parish of Charleton Musgrove & now or late parcels or reputed parcels of the now or late Mannor or reputed Mannor of Charleton Musgrove, Misgrove or Musgrosse; with the hereditaments; 1/6 of royalties & franchises; common of pasture; reversion & remainder, rents & services.
Signature of Jos Sawle on fold. Red wax seal impressed on paper folded round parchment tag; device, a shield with three birds' heads. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Jo. Allen, Wm. Cock Iunr. Will: Swanton, (2) "9".
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/9/1 & 3]

BARGAIN & SALE FOR 6 MONTHS  DD\SAS\H/70/9/3  1684

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36 Chas.II, Oct.21 Joseph Sawle of Pennrice, Cornewill, Esq., son & heir of Jane Sawle, one of the sisters & co-heirs of Francis Glanvill late of Killworthy, Devon, Esq., deced., to Edward Parker of Wincaulton, Cordwainer, for 10/- OF 1/6 part in part of tenement called Certs (6a.); 1 tenement called Burtons Tenement containing a house, garden & 2 closes thereunto adjoining (4½a.); 1 close (9a.) - all in Charleton Musgrove or Charleton Misgrove or Charleton Musgrosse now or late in the possession of John Addams; part of messuage, house & tenement called Plymptons Tenement with the garden, orchard and meadow belonging (2a.); close of meadow called Broadmead (5a.) to the said house & tenement belonging; close of meadow called Levermeade or Scotts Meade (2½a.); close of meadow called Longmeade (4a.) - all at Verrington in the parish of Charleton Musgrove now in the possession of the said Parker; All now or late parcels of the now or late Mannor or reputed Mannor of Charleton Musgrove, Misgrove or Musgrosse; with the hereditaments; 1/6 part of all royalties & franchises; common of pasture; reversion & remainder rents & services.
Signature of Jos Sawle on fold. Red wax seal impressed on paper folded round parchment tag; device, a shield with three birds' heads. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; worn into holes by damp in middle of centre fold. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Wm. Cock Junr., Will: Swanton, John Allen.
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/9/2].

MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/70/9/4  1686

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2 Jas.II, Sept.29. Thomas harvye of Suddon in the parish of Wincalton to Anne harvye of the same, spinster, for £200 & int. OF close called Lady leaze (20a.) with the appurtenances in the parish of Charleton Musgrove now in the occupation of the said Thomas & the reversion & remainder for 500 years. Determinable on payment of £212 at Thomas' dwelling house, i.e. £6 on Mar.25 next & £206 on 1687, Sept. 29.
Signature of Thos Harvye on fold. Red wax seal impressed on paper folded round parchment tag; device, an hour-glass, skull & crossbones. Parchment, indented. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Jane Flower, Katherine Harvye, the mark of Thomas Sheane; (2) receipt of Ann harvey, dated 1699, Ap.12, for £205.7.0 paid by Christopher Farewell, Esq., & covenant to assign her interest in above premises to him: witnesses, Tho: Wickham, George Sharpe; (3) "(No. 13)".
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/9/5)].

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/70/9/5  1699

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11 Wm. III, May 3. Anne Harvye of Suddon in the parish of Wincanton, Spinster, to George Farewell of Harthall in Oxford, gent., & Christopher Farewell of Holbrooke, Esq. (Reciting (1) above mortgage; (2) non-payment by Thomas Harvye; (3) decease of said Thomas by whose will William Lewis & George Harvye are constituted executors in trust to sell all his lands of payment of his debts; (4) the said Christopher is purchaser of the mortgaged premises with other lands) for £205. 7. 0 OF remainder of term of 500 years on Lady Leaze [see DD\SAS\H/70/9/5] on trust for the said Christopher & his heirs & to attend the reversion & inheritance. Anne covenants as to non-incumbrance of the premises.
Signatures of Ann harvey & Chr: Farewell on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on paper folded round 2 parchment tags; device, a shield, guttée, bearing 3 crescents. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Two 6d. stamps. Endorsements (1) as to execution by Anne; witnesses, Wm. Daye, Geo: Freke, Bat: Daye; (2) by Christopher; witnesses, Wm. Daye, Nat: Farewell; (3) "(19)".

PROBATE OF THE WILL  DD\SAS\H/70/10  1672-1673

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1672, Jan.7. dated [1672], 1671, 24 Chas. II, Feb.11 of John Gardner of Chelworth, Yeoman, bequeathing (1) his soul to God & his body to be buried with such charges & in such place as his wife thinks good; (2) the tenement that was Gutches & Quecks that formerly belonged to it, tenement at west wood & another in the parish of Publoc called Sowells to be let for 10 years to raise portions for his daughters Mary & Jane if his daughters Ann & Elizabeth live so long. If [Mary] & Jane die before expiry of the 10 years the moneys to be divided amongst the rest at discretion of testator's Overseers after the 10 years have expired; (3) the said tenement called Gutches to his daughters Ann & Elizabeth jointly during the said lease & to the survivor of them after expiry of the 10 years; (4) rest of his goods & chattels to his wife for "the breeding upp" of his children, his said wife to be his sole executrix; (5) his neighbours George Gibbs & William Gibbs appointed Overseers of his will to assist his executrix, their charges being allowed them & 20/- each as a bequest. Witnesses, George Gibbs, John Stickland
INVENTORY, taken [1672] 1671 Feb.27 of the estate of the said Gardner "who departed this life the 24th day of this instant February" consisting of household goods, farm implements, live stock & monies due. Marked by George Gibbs, William Maine.
PROBATE, of date in margin, granted at Wells. Latin. Parchment tag only with traces of red wax, seal missing. Parchment 3 skins, the second indented.

Chew Stole deed  DD\SAS\H/70/11  [n.d.]

RELEASE IN TRUST TO SELL & DECLARATION OF THE USES OF A FINE  DD\SAS\H/70/11/1  1716

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2 Geo.I, Ap.23. Gabriell Odingsells gent., only son & heir of Gabriell Odingsells late of Wells, gent., deced., Samuel Morley of London, merchant, & Mary, his wife, only daughter of the said Gabriel, deced., to Claver Morris of Wells, "Docter in Phisick", & Richard Comes of Wells, gent., (Reciting publication on [1713], 1712, Jan.20 by the said Gabriel, deced., of his will appointing his debts to be paid & charging his estate therewith, except a bond of £200 ordered to be paid out of the said son's moiety, which moiety of all his messuages, lands, tenements & heredits. was devised to his said son Gabriel, his heirs & assigns; the other moiety being devised to the said Mary, her heirs & assigns; all testator's goods & chattels bequeathed to Gabriel & Mary equally & Gabriel & Mary appointed executors. (2) Samuel & Mary have agreed that for £120 paid by Samuel for Mary's own separate use & for one full moiety of the moiety of her father's real & personal estate remaining after payment of his debts, likewise for Mary's own use, Samuel shall have the other moiety remaining for his own use), for discharging the said debts & settling the estate as agreed & for 10/- apiece to Gabriel, Samuel & Mary, they release to the second parties the estate (by virtue of a bargain & sale for one year dated the preceeding day) as follows:- The Mannors or reputed Mannors or Lordships of Stoke or Chewstoke or Knighton Stoke, Abbott Stoke, Waldy Stoke, Sutton or Knighton Sutton with the appurtenances; all other the estate of the said Gabriel, deced., in the parishes, towns, fields or precincts of Stoke or Chewstoke or Knighton Stoke, Abbott Stoke, Waldy Stoke, Sutton or Knighton Sutton, Chew Magna, Winford, Littleton & Colchinton; 3/7 parts in the Mannor and Lordship of Glaston or Glastonbury & Edgersley with the appurtenances; messuage, garden & piece of "waist" ground adjoining the said garden on the west in the high street in Wells used for an inn called the G[eorge] with the appurtenances; messuage in Wells where Gabriel, deced, lately dwelt with a close of meadow or pasture & several gardens & orchards belonging; messuage in Wells near the said George Inne late in the possession of Mathew Bacon, gent.; messuage in the High street in Wells late in the tenure of Thomas Arny; all other real estate whereof the said Gabriel, deced., died seized of any estate of inheritance in Glaston, Chewstoke, Edgarsley, Wells, and Shepton Mallett (Excepting & reserving (1) Water & grist mill in Chewstoke with the appurtenances & several pieces of ground adjoining, i.e. the Splotts (2½a.), the Meadow (2a.), the Mill parrock (3r.), with that part of Widdow Page's garden lately rented by Iohn Somers as undertenant of Gabriel, Samuel & Mary, parties to the present deed, in Chewstoke, parcel of the premises before mentioned; & all the appurtenances to the excepted premises belonging; which premises were conveyed by lease & release of [1713] 12 Anne, Oct. 16 & 17 to the said Iohn Somers & his heirs towards discharging debts of Gabriel, deced.; (2) Messuage called Paganshill & a cottage on its north side; 1 orchard (½a.), the Sumer Lease (5a.), the two Hornesses (7a.), the long Mead & little Made ( a.), ½ the uper close (1½a.), Hedgehogs (½a.), in the Fields going to Chillhill (½a.) called the Mashon[?]e Acre, in the Worth feilds (1a.), at the end of the North Field by the highway going towards the Mill (1a.) at Hew [or Ilew?] Meade, at Long Lands (1½a.) - all in the tenure of Ioseph Cox, in Chewstoke, held by lease determinable on 3 lives at 5/- p.a., & parcel of the premises before-mentioned; & all the appurtenances; premises likewise conveyed by lease & release of before-mentioned date to the said Cox & his heirs; (3) Messuage, tenement, "Tannpitt" & "Bott" of meadow ground adjoining in the parish of Glaston in the tenure of Edward Briant with the appurtenances similarly conveyed to him & his heirs; (4) Messuage & 4½a. of lands, meadow or pasture belonging in Buttowne in the parish of Glaston with the appurtenances in the tenure of Richard Tanner & similarly conveyed to him & his heirs; (5) 3/7 parts of Messuage & backside & 1r. of land in high stree[t] in Glaston near the Horspool in the tenure of Simon Haine, parcel of the Mannor of Glaston & Edgersley with the appurtenances & similarly conveyed to him & his heirs; (6) 3/7 parts of 2 messuages or inns called the White Heart & Pellican formerly held as two inns but now united as one house or inn in high street in Glaston, bounded on the east by a house late in the tenure of Mr. Thomas Downton, on the south with the Abbey wall, on the west by a backside called the Bell backside & on the north by the High street, in the possession of Robert King & all celler & collars court stables & backsides with their appurtenances, similarly conveyed to King & his heirs; (7) Dwelling house & orchard in Chilkwell in Glaston bounded on the east with a house & "Comon" of Dr. Normans, on the west with Knights Hay, on the north with a ground called Challice & on the south with a Highway there, with the appurtenances, likewise conveyed to Edward Rales & his heirs). Also by virtue of Bargain & Sale dated day preceeding present deed first parties release to second & their heirs:- All the Mannor or late Cell or pryory of Holme or East holme, Dorset with the appurtenances & hereditaments & all other estate of Gabriel deceased in the Mannors, parishes, towns, hamlets & precincts of Holme or East Holme or Corfe Castle, Dorset; & the reversion & remainder of all the premises (excepting as above). Upon Trusts mentioned below. Releasors covenant as to legal right to convey, freedom from incumbrances, peaceful possession legal assurance, levying of a fine sur con u zance de Droit come ceo to the uses as under:- to the use of second parties & their heirs for ever subject to these trusts (1) 2nd parties, their heirs & assigns to sell the premises & appurtenances, together or in parcels, to purchasers & at prices they think fit, & to discharge out of the purchase moneys the debts mentioned in the attached schedule, with interest & costs; (2) the surplus to be paid or unsold premises to be conveyed to these uses:- (a) one moiety to Gabriel, his heirs, exors. admors. & assigns, the other moiety to Samuel & Mary, half of the said moiety to Samuel, his heirs, exors & admors. & the other to Mary her heirs, exors. & admors. or to such other persons as Mary, by will or other writing under her hand & seal, attested by 3 or more creditable witnesses, directs, the same to be wholly at her own disposal (b) the 2nd parties, their heirs & assigns, till the premises are sold, to receive rents & profits & apply them first to paying accruing interest, ½ to Gabriel, his heirs, exors, admors & assigns, ¼ to Samuel, his heirs, exors. & admors., ¼ to Mary for her sole use or to whom she her heirs, exors. or admors. by writing appoint. Samuel for himself, his heirs, exors. & admors. covenants with 2nd parties, their exors & admors. as to Mary's having full benefit of the premises & being enabled to make unobstructed disposition as intended. Schedule of debts attached.
Signature of three first parties on fold. 5 Red wax seals impressed on white tapes slotted through fold; device, FIDELE IN ABSENCI & a bird perched on a branch. Parchment, 5 skins the outermost indented & vermin eaten in three places; needle-holes down each side of each. Three 6d. stamps on each. Endorsement on outermost as to execution; witnesses Tho. Clendon, Ier: Nicholls, G. Johnson.
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/11/2].

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/11/2a  1727

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1 Geo.II, Dec.22. at 1d. rent. Parties parcels, etc. as under - Consideration 5/-
Parchment in good condition. Endorsements as to execution only.

RELEASE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/70/11/2b  1727

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1 Geo.II, Dec.23. Thomas Nicholls the elder of Glaston, gent., Peter Davis & Richard Comes both of Wells, Esqs., by appointment of Joseph Bond of Bristoll, Glover, to Richard Thieary the elder of Coly in the parish of Henton Blewet, clothier (Reciting (1) Mortgage, dated [1712], 10 Anne, Jan.10, Nathaniel Wade, Esq., & Joseph Whetham, gent., who wer seised in fee in trust for Gabriel Odingsells the elder, gent., & his heirs to the said Richard Comes & to William Sherston, gent., since deced, & their heirs OF the Mannors or Lordships of Stoke or Chew Stoke or Knighton Stoke, Abbot Stoke, Sutton or Knighton Sutton with the appurtenances in trust for the said Peter Davis, his heirs & assigns subject to a proviso per redemption on payment by the said Peter, his exors, admors. or assigns of a certain sum at the day & time mentioned, since paid; (2) bequest by will of the said Gabriel of all his estate to his son & daughter, Gabriel, the younger, & Mary, afterwards wife & now widow of Samuel Morley; (3) Conveyance [see DD\SAS\H/70/11/1] to the said Comes & to Claver Morris, doctor of physic, since deced., & their heirs, in trust to sell; (4) Order of High Court of Chancery, dated [1723], 9 George I., June 17, for sale of said trust estate to the best purchaser that could be got for same to be allowed by the Master; (5) Report of the Master, dated 1726, Ap.29, certifying bid of the said Thomas Nicholls of £1350, & Master's approval of him as best purchaser & Confirmation of report by order of the said Court 1726, May 16; (6) Conveyance, dated 1727, Sept. 27, the said Gabriel & Mary to the said Thomas & his heirs, amongst other things, OF the said premises & their interest therein; (7) Agreement the said Thomas with the said Joseph Bond for purchase of the premises below mentioned for £90), for the said £90 & for 5/- apiece paid to Nicholls, Comes & Davis, by Bond & Thieary, by virtue of bargain & sale [see 11/2)a] OF close of pasture ground called Coly [close (7½a.)] adjoining at the north corner where the gate stands to a way leading to a house now in the [possession of John Harris], bounded on the west with the lands of John Dory; 3½a. of arable ground at Sadbook adjoining a ground of Mr. Rowsewell1 close of pasture at Hollymarsh called New Close [6a..] bounded on the east with the highway leading to Litton, on the west with lands now in the possession of Edward Vowles;la. of arable in the south side of the Upper Field; la. of arable & pasture ground called Yeo mead adjoining the ground of Edward Vowles; 1½a. of arable in Henton's Field - all parcel or reputed parcel of the Mannors or Lordships of Stoke [or Chew Stoke or Knighton Stoke, Stoke Abbott, Stoke Sutton or Knighton Sutton] & in Henton Bluet, late in the tenure of the said Gabriel the elder & now of Joseph Rosewell; & the appurtenances, reversion, remainder, rents, issued & profits. Covenants by Comes & Davis as to freedom from incumbrances; proviso as to further covenants or warranty to be charged them, their heirs, exors. admors. or assigns. Nicholls warrants to Bond & Thieary, their heirs & assigns against himself, his heirs & assigns & all other persons. Covenants by Nicholls as to his sole & lawful ownership, estate of inheritance in fee simple, right to convey, peaceable enjoyment, freedom from incumbrances, legal assurance within 20 years.
Signatures of Nicholls, Davis & Comes on fold. 3 Red wax seals impressed on 3 white tapes, slotted through fold & fourth tape unsealed; devices, on first & second, I. I.S VN. [almost indecipherable] & winged babe holding a flagon; (3) armorial bearings. Parchment, indented, stained & ink much obliterated by damp; needleholes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements, (1-3) as to execution witnesses to each, Ben Wye Tunr. Ralph Sutton; (4) receipt of Thos. Nicholls for £90 consideration money: same witnesses.
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/11/1 & 3]

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/11/3a  1746

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1745, 19 Geo.II, Mar.24. at ld. rent. Parties, parcels, etc. as under. Consideration 5/-.
Parchment. Endorsements as to execution only.

RELEASE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/70/11/3b  1746

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19 Geo.II, Mar.25. Richard Thieary the elder of Coly in the parish of Henton Blewett, clothier, by direction of Joseph Bond of Bristoll, gentleman, only son & heir at law of Joseph Bond late of Bristoll, glover, deced, to John Dory of the parish of Chewton Mendip, gentleman (Reciting that first two parties are seised in fee simple of the after mentioned premises), for £100 to Bond & 5/- to Thieary by virtue of bargain & sale [see DD\SAS\H/70/11/3a] OF premises as in 11(2)b [which see. variants in names are Colly Close, Holly Marsh, Yeomead, Henton Field, Henton Blewett]. Covenant by Thieary as to freedom from incumbrances covenants by Bond as to lawful ownership, inheritance in fee simple, right to convey, peacable enjoyment, freedom from incumbrances, legal assurance within 20 years.
Signatures of Bond & "Thiery" on fold. 2 Red wax seals impressed on white tapes; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements (1) as to execution; (2) receipt for £100 consideration money; witnesses Ia. Yorke, William Dix.
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/11/2].

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/70/11/4  1795

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35 Geo.III, June 24. Robert Smith of Bath, brewer, & William Lansdown of Bishport in the parish of Bedminster, yeoman (administrator of Ceary Lansdown Late of the same, yeoman, deced. intestate, which said Ceary survived Ann Lansdown widow), by direction of Edward Bilbie of the parish of Chew Stoke, clock maker (only son & heir at law of Edward Bilbie late of the same, clock maker, deced. intestate) to Robert Fisher Webb of the same place, gentleman, in trust for John Hobbs of Chew Stoke, yeoman, to attend the inheritance (Reciting (1) Mortgage, dated 1766, Ap.9, Mary Pool & Iohn Talbot Pool to the said Edward Bilbie, deced, inter alia OF close of meadow or pasture ground called Hone hedge Paddock with the appurtenances in Chew Stoke parish for 1000 years term redeemable on payment of £20 & interest; (2) Assignment of said mortgage, dated 1771, Dec.5 the said Edward, deced., the said Mary & John to Robert Smith (John Gravy late of Timsbury, deced., being the 4th party) in trust for Edward deced. & to attend the inheritance, the said Edward having contracted to purchase the premises; (3)Quadripartite Indenture, dated 1793, June 4, between (a) James Patty of Bristol, carver & "Guilder", (b) Edward Bilbie (party to present deed) & Ann, his wife, (c) the said Edward [probably a mistake for Elizabeth], (d) the said Ann Lansdown & Ceary Lansdown both since deced, whereby the 2nd parties & the said Elizabeth Bilbie mortgaged the premises to the 4th parties for 500 years term, redeemable on payment of £600 & interest; (4) Edward having sold the premises by auction to the said John Hobbs, also party to present deed, for £35, in order that the two terms of 1000 & 500 years may be assigned to & become vested in a trustee of Hobbs in trust to attend the inheritance the present deed is executed,) for 5/- paid by Webb to Smith; for the said £35 paid by Hobbs to Wm.Lansdown (by direction of Edward Bilbie) as administrator of Ceary Lansdown, being the same £35 mentioned as consideration money in Release of even date, parties (1) Edward Bilbie, (2) William & Iohn Crang, (3) Iohn Hobbs & John Pope, his trustee; for 5/- paid by Webb to Wm. Lansdown OF the said premises for remainder of the said two terms Smith & Lansdown covenant as to freedom from incumbrances.
Mark of Eliz. Bilbie, signatures of other 4 parties on fold. 5 Red wax seals impressed on green tapes slotted through fold; device, a male head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements (1-3) as to execution (1) by Smith; witnesses; Geo. Watts Atty Bath, Willm. Shargool his Clk'; (2) by Eliz. Bilbie & Iohn Hobbs, witness, Robt. B. Dowling; (3) by Ed. Bilbie & Lansdown, witnesses, Frans. Ward; (4) Receipt for £35 consideration money; witnesses as (3).

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COPY COURT ROLL.  DD\SAS\H/70/12/1  1586

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29 Eliz. Oct.2. Manor of Fourde. At the Court Baron or "halemot" of the manor held there in the time of Thomas Edmundes, gentleman, the queen's farmer of the aforesaid manor & before William Price, gentleman, steward. Richard Coates & Thomas Coates the younger, his brother, come & surrender into the farmer's hands 1 tenement & 1 cottage with the appurtenances in Fourd, late in the tenure of Richard Keyte, all interest therin & the copy by which they claim the premises dated [1577], 19 Eliz., Nov.6. Upon this the said Richard Coates takes the premises of the farmer in full court before the homage, in as ample manner & form as Keyte lately held them, on the lives of Richard, Thomas the younger & Agnes Coates (their sister) at the rents, charges, customs & services due & accustomed & on payment by the said Richard, Thomas & Agnes to the farmer for fine & heriot on the said surrender of £44. 6s. 8d. & Richard is admitted as tenant. Certified by William Price Steward.
Signature of Thomas Edmunds. Brown wax seal, slightly imperfect on laterally cut strip of the parchment; no device. Second lateral cut strip forms parchment tie. Latin.

LETTER OF ATTORNEY  DD\SAS\H/70/12/2  1715

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Oct.31. of the Rt. Hon. James Lord Waldegrave, who by Royal License is going beyond the sea, appointing Nathaniel Pigott of Inner Temple, London, Esq., to manage in his absence his honours, baroneys, castles, manors, lands, tenements & hereditaments for his best advantage.
Signature of Waldegrave on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red tape; device armorial bearings. Parchment, needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Cha: Vanfreville Wyn. Davies.

QUIT CLAIM  DD\SAS\H/70/12/3  1748

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22 Geo.II, Oct.31. John Bowditch of Temple, parish of Camely, yeoman, & Elioner Sage of the same, spinster, to John Dory of Chewton Mindip of all actions & demands
Signature of John, Mark of Elioner. Two red wax seals impressed; device a male head. Paper. Three 6d. stamps. Witnesses to execution Wiliam Brodribb In' Andrews, Richard Goold.
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/12/4].

ASSIGNMENT  DD\SAS\H/70/12/4a  1771

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11 Geo.III, Mar.25. Grace Dory of the parish of Chewton Mendip, spinster (one of the two children of John Dory late of the same place, gentleman, deced, & one of his residuary legatees & executors), to Palmer Dory of the same, gentleman (other child of the said Iohn & his other residuary legatee), for £5265 secured by bond of even date OF her moiety of the leasehold messuages, lands & tenements & personal estate of which her father died possessed & of all interest therein (excepting the messuage in which Grace & Palmer now dwell & all leasehold estates in the parish of Chewton Mendip & Stone Easton leased from the Rt. Hon. John Earle Waldegrave) the part of the real estate for remainder of unexpired terms (subject first to the payment of debts, if any, due from the personal estate) & the part of the personal estate for ever (also subject first to payment of debts if any). Grace covenants as to freedom from incumbrances & legal assurance. Palmer covenants as to payment of all debts due from personal estate & indemnifies Grace, her exors. & admors.
Signature of Grace on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold, device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements (1) as to execution, erasure & interlineation; (2) receipt for consideration money; witnesses to each, Jacob Mogg. Ja:Yorke.

COUNTERPART ASSIGNMENT  DD\SAS\H/70/12/4b  1771

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11 Geo.III, Mar.25. Grace Dory of the parish of Chewton Mendip, spinster (one of the two children of John Dory late of the same place, gentleman, deced, & one of his residuary legatees & executors), to Palmer Dory of the same, gentleman (other child of the said Iohn & his other residuary legatee), for £5265 secured by bond of even date OF her moiety of the leasehold messuages, lands & tenements & personal estate of which her father died possessed & of all interest therein (excepting the messuage in which Grace & Palmer now dwell & all leasehold estates in the parish of Chewton Mendip & Stone Easton leased from the Rt. Hon. John Earle Waldegrave) the part of the real estate for remainder of unexpired terms (subject first to the payment of debts, if any, due from the personal estate) & the part of the personal estate for ever (also subject first to payment of debts if any). Grace covenants as to freedom from incumbrances & legal assurance. Palmer covenants as to payment of all debts due from personal estate & indemnifies Grace, her exors. & admors. [As H/70/12/4a].
Signature of Palmer on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold, device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses to each, Jacob Mogg. Ja:Yorke.

ATTESTED COPY OF DEED OF APPOINTMENT & CONVEYANCE  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5a  1783

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Jan.16. dated 1782, 23 Geo.III, Dec.10, Robert Kingsmill of Sidemountain Place in the county of Southampton, Esq., to Richard Jenkyns of the Liberty of St. Andrew near Wells, gentleman, & Richard Townsend of Newbury, Berks. (Reciting (1) Release, dated 1773, Dec. 29, [see DD\SAS\H/70/12/5e], (2) Quadripartite Indenture dated 1774, May 28 see DD\SAS\H/70/12/5f; (3) Fine levied [1775], 15 Geo.III, Trinity Term, by Robert & Elizabeth in the Court of Common Pleas; (4) Robert, needing to raise "a considerable sum of money", desiring to sell all or part of the premises as below, being soon "to engage in his Majesty's Service in Foreign parts" & having resolved to appoint the sale), for the above purposes, appoints The Manor or Lordship (or reputed such) of Chewton; the advowsons of Chewton & Croakhome parish churches; all premises in or near Chewton parish rented as mentioned [see DD\SAS\H/70/12/5f] upon trust that Jenkyns, Townsend & their heirs (1) sell the same & apply the money after deducting charges as Robert in writing directs for the use of himself, his exors. admors. or assigns; (2) make presentation to the parish churches of Chewton & Croakhome as necessary; proviso as to reconveyance to Robert of the said advowsons on request. For 10/- & by virtue of bargain & sale for a year of preceeding date Robert releases the above premises & advowsons & the advowson of the parish church of Litchfield or Ludshelf in the County of Southampton with the appurtenances & premises appointed on the trusts & subject to the proviso expressed. For a further 10/- Robert assigns premises in Chewton parish held on terms of years for remainder of said terms. Covenants as to receipts given by the trustees being legal discharges; their right to deduct charges; each to be responsible solely for his own acts. Signed & sealed by the three parties. Execution witnessed by Ar Hill Brice, Thos. Waller Copy attested on date in margin by Geo: Rich, Edwd: Sweet.
Paper 18 foolscap sheets fastened by two parchment guards & parchment tie top left corner.

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5b  1783

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23 Geo.III, June 23. at 1 pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc. as under. Consideration 5/-.
Parchment, 1 skin only. Endorsements, 3 as to execution only.

RELEASE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5c/1  1783

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23 Geo.III, June 24. Richard Jenkyns & Richard Townsend [as 12/5 a] by direction of Robert Kingsmill [also as DD\SAS\H/70/12/5a] to William Moore of Charlton in the parish of Kilmersdon, gentleman (Reciting (1) Lease & Release, dated 1769, Dec.29 [see Recital (1) in DD\SAS\H/70/12/5e]; (2) Mortgage, dated 1769, Dec.30 [see above]& that Robert desiring to sell the premises in & near Chewton had resolved to appoint the same & by authority of deed of 1774, May 28, appointed them to the use Jenkyns & Townsend [Recital (2) in DD\SAS\H/70/12/5e]; (3) Assignment, dated 1773, Dec.29 [see DD\SAS\H/70/12/5e]; (4) Quadripartite Indenture, dated 1774, May 28 [see DD\SAS\H/70/12/5f]; (5) Fine [see Recital (3) in DD\SAS\H/70/12/5a]; (6) Tripartite release in trust to sell, dated 1782, Dec.10, between Kingsmill, Jenkyns & Townsend, whereby after reciting to the effect above & by virtue of bargain & sale for a year dated the day preceeding the premises are released to Townsend to the use of himself & Jenkyns as above, their receipts to be sufficient discharges; (7) William Moore having contracted for purchase, for £1210 paid by Moore to Jenkyns & Townsend & 10/- to Kingsmill OF piece of arable land formerly divided into several pieces at West End in the Parish of Chewton Mendip called James's (16¾a.) in the tenure of Robert Anstee, junior, as tenant of Robert; several pieces of arable & pasture in the said parish called East Field, Long Ground, Joss's Paddock, Hill's Six Acres, Hill's Seven Acres & Hill's Five Acres (239a. in all) also in the tenure of Robert Anstee, junior, as tenant of Robert; several pieces of arable & pasture land in the same parish called Tenny Groves, White Meads, White Fields, Long Wall, the three Corner Paddock & Tynings (24a. in all) in the tenure of George Roberts as tenant of Robert; and the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, profits & estate. Trustees covenant as to freedom from incumbrances; Kingsmill covenants as to estate of inheritance in fee simple; all three covenant as to right to convey, peaceable enjoyment, indemnity, fines & recoveries to use of Moore, his heirs & assigns, & legal assurance so as parties are not compelled to travel from their places of residence or enter into further covenants than against their own acts; Robert covenants as to indemnifying Moore against payment of yearly rent charge of £25. 6. 8. payable to the Dean & Chapter of the cathedral church of St.Andrew, Wells, out of the Manor or Lordship (or reputed such) & parsonage impropriate of Chewton Mendip with the chapels of Farrington-Gurney, Paulton, Stone-Easton & Emborough; & against payment of yearly rent charge of £20 granted to the ancestor(s) of Sir Henry Peyton, Baronet, out of the same; against all damages & proceedings arising out of non-payment; as to Moore's legal right of distraint on Robert's premises in the Manor of Chewton Mendip for any damages caused to Moore by Robert's non-payment; as to production of deeds scheduled & endorsed [on two innermost skins]
Signatures of Jenkyns, Townsend & Robert on fold. Three red wax seals impressed on red tape slotted through fold; device on left hand one armorial bearings; on middle one, a flowered border topped by a human head, centre obliterated; on right hand one obliterated. Parchment, 8 skins, outermost indented; having needle-holes down each side of outer & innermost. One 2/6 stamp on each skin. Endorsements on outermost (1-3) as to execution by Jenkins, Kingsmill & Townsend; witnesses, (1) Geo: Rich, Jno: Chancellor; (2) E: Vidal, I: Richards; (3) Thos. Atkinson of Newbury Gent., John Fowler Dison Clk. to Mr. Townsend; (4) Receipt by Ienkyns & Townsend for £1210 consideration money; witnesses as (1 & 3)
[see also DD\SAS\H/70/12/5g - i]

Notes as to parties in the preceeding deed  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5c/2  [1926]

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Written by Col. Phipps & dated [?] "2/26".
Torn piece of ruled blue paper pinned to back of outermost sheet.

RECEIPT  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5d  1783

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July 10-19. of Geo: Rich for £351 paid by William Moore on account of moneys due to Rd. Ienkyns. A list of the total payments follows made between 1782, Dec. 28 & 1783, July 19, & received by Mr. Ienkyns, Chas. Gerrish & George Rich making up the £1210 purchase money as in 12(5)c/1.

ATTESTED COPY RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5e  1783

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Aug.15. dated 1773, 14 Geo.III, Dec.29, Henry Hobhouse of Clifton, Gloucestershire, Esq., eldest son & heir at law & sole executor & residuary legatee named in the will (proved at Canterbury) of Henry Hobhouse the elder late of Clifton, Esq., deced, by direction of Robert Kingsmill of the parish of St. Mary le Bone, Middlesex, Esq., lately called Robert Brice, Esq., & Elizabeth, his wife, lately Elizabeth Corry, (Cory in 12(5)a.) spinster (only daughter & surviving child & heir of Hugh Corry (Cory in 12(5)a.) late of Lincolns Inn Fields, Middlesex, Esq., deced. & of Frances, his wife, also deced., formerly Frances Kingsmill, spinster, only sister of the whole blood & presumptive heir of William Kingsmill late of Sidmountain (Sidemountain in 12(5)a.), Southampton, Esq., the eldest & only surviving son of Sir William Kingsmill late of Sidmountain, Knight, deced., by Frances, his wife, also deced.), to Richard Ienkyns of the Liberty of Saint Andrew near Wells, gentleman (Reciting (1) Lease & Release dated 1769, Dec. 28 & 29, by way of Mortgage the latter quadripartite between (a) Barlow Trecothick, Esq., Alderman of the City of London, John Barclay of Cheapside, London, merchant, Iohn Bennet (Bennett in 12(5)c/1.) of Bartletts Buildings, Holbourne (Holbourn in 15(5)c/1.), London, Esq., & Iohn Edison of Coopers Hall, London, Attorney at Law, (b) George Bridges Brudenell of Great George St. in the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex, Esq., (c) the said Robert Kingsmill & Elizabeth, his wife, (d) the said Henry Hobhouse since deced, after reciting indenture tripartite, dated 1766, Feb. 28, between Robert Kingmill then named Robert Brice &[... see Recital (1) in 12(5)f]; & after reciting other matters - for the considerations mentioned the first parties by direction of Kingmill & Brudenell released to Hobhouse & his heirs ALL the Manor or Lordship (Chewton with the Advowson of Chewton parish church; the Manor or Lordship of) of Croakome (Croakhome in 12(5)a.) with the advowson of Croakome (Croakhome in 12(5)a.) parish church in the tenures & at the yearly rents mentioned; the high rent of £6 p.a. payable by the Earl of Egremont to the Manor of Croakome (Croakhome in 12(5)a.); all other hereditaments of Robert & Elizabeth in Somerset with their appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, profits & services to Hobhouse, his heirs & assigns for ever; subject to the said yearly rent charge of £400, to the provisions for securing the same, to leases at rack rents & leases & grants by copy of Court Roll whereon the usual rents & services were reserved; and it was declared that a fine levied in Michaelmas term last to Hobhouse & his heirs & all other fines of the premises between the first & fourth parties should be to the use of Hobhouse, his heirs & assigns; with proviso that if Kingsmill pay £5000 & interest as mentioned Hobhouse would convey at Kingmill's request & charges the premises on the trusts & subject to the provisos in indenture of 1766, Feb.28; (2) FURTHER CHARGE, dated 1769, Dec. 30, between Kingmill & Hobhouse, since deced., of £1000 & interest on the premises; (3) Repayment on 1773, Dec.29, by Kingsmill of £6000 in full of principal money due & application of Kingsmill & Eliz. for Hobhouse to convey the premises to Ienkyns) for the said £6000 paid by Kingsmill & 10/- by Ienkyns, Hobhouse conveys to Ienkyns by virtue of Bargain and Sale for a year of preceeding day the said premises with indemnity against £5000 & £1000 & interest & all demand, provisos, conditions as to & right of redemption; in trust to the provisions of deed of 1766, Feb.28. Hobhouse covenants as to freedom from incumbrances. Signed & Sealed by Hobhouse, Kingmill & Ienkyns. Attested by Thos. Ieffrey & Benm: Ieffry "writing Clerks to Mr. Ienkyns"
Paper, 12 foolscap sheets, fastened by 2 parchment guards & parchment tie top left corner.

ATTESTED COPY OF RELEASE BY WAY OF Extinguishment of Rent Charge  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5f  1783

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Aug.15. dated 1774, 14 Geo. III, May 28, between (1) Robert Kingsmill of Henrietta St., St. Mary Le Bonne Parish, Midlesex Esq., formerly called Robert Brice & Elizabeth, his wife, (2) Thomas Ward of Castle Yard in the parish of St. Andrew Holbourn (Holborn in 12(5)a; Holbourne in 15(5)c/1.), London, gentleman, (3) Richard Ienkyns of Wells, Esq., (4) Thomas Wilbraham, of the parish of St. Margaret, Westminster, doctor of physic (physick in 12(5)a.) (Reciting (1) Indenture, dated 1766, Feb. 28, between Robert Kingsmill therein called Robert Brice of Queen Ann Street, St. Mary Le Bonne Parish, Midlesex, Esq., & Elizabeth, his wife, late Elizabeth Corry spinster, surviving child & heir of Hugh Corry late of Lincoln's Inn Fields, Midlesex, Esq., deced., & of Frances, his wife also deced., formerly Frances Kingsmill, spinster, who was only sister of the whole blood & presumptive heir of William Kingsmill late of Sidmonton (Sidmountain in 12(5)e.), Southampton, Esq., deced., who was eldest & only surviving by said Release & Fine Elizabeth, if survivor, is entitled to the said £400 p.a. for life, remedies of Distress & benefit of the 200 years term in case of non-payment, yet as she will also by virtue of the uses in the same become seized in her demeasne as of fee of premises in Suffolk & Hamshire of "very considerable annual value" she desires extinguishment of the said annual rent charge & relinquishment of all right of dower), for such extinguishment, for barring Elizabeth dower, for limiting the premises to uses declared & for 10/- paid by Ward to Kingsmill & Elizabeth, they release the premises to Ward (by virtue of bargain & sale for a year of preceeding day) to the use of Ienkyns his heirs & assigns in trust for the purposes declared & for more effectually conveying & assuring the premises Kingsmill covenants as to levying a fine (a) to extinguish the charge & Elizabeth's right of dower (b) subject to such extinguishments to the use of Jenkyns his heirs & assigns upon trust to convey subject to Kingsmill's direction in writing with 2 or more credible witnesses; (c) pending such appointment in trust for Kingsmill his heirs & assigns. Reciting that as Burnell died 1772 June whereby in case of Elizabeth's survival the term of 200 will vest in Wilbraham as surviving trustee subject to proviso for lessor or determination of term, Kingsmill & Elizabeth appoint the said term so vested in Wilbraham his exors. admors or assigns in trust as above. Signed by first four parties. Attested as 12(5)e.
Paper, 20 foolscap sheets, fastened by 2 parchment guards & parchment tie top left corner. Wrongly endorsed "July" instead of May.

AGREEMENT  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5g  1784

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Mar.6. between Richard Jenkyns & William Moore whereby the latter's part to be paid in respect of taxes for lands in Chewton Mendip parish purchased by him of Robert Kingsmill (exclusive of an estate called late Iames's or Dallimore's) is to be 2/- towards Poor Rate & other rates in proportion & £2.8.6. towards Land Tax.
Signatures of both parties; witness R.Anstee. Paper, small 4to sheet.
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/12/5c/l & h].

TABULATED SCHEDULE  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5h  Undated

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Of "Mr. Moores Lands, late Mr. Kingmls" giving names of parcels, acreage, & amounts of poor rate & land tax payable on each. The names given are:- part of Chestlers; part of Holes & Long Wall part of do; part of Franklins; part of Hills; Joses paddock; Tenny Grove, The Tining, The 2 Whitfields & The 3 Corner paddock all part of Palmers; Tenny Grove part of Hoskins's; Whitmead (2 parcels); In Whitmead (2 parcels); late James's - 48a. 1r. in all exclusive of James's.
Paper, small 4to sheet.
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/12/5/c/l .& g].

BILL OF COSTS  DD\SAS\H/70/12/5i  Undated

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Debited to "Mr. Moor" as to legal charges in connection with 12(5)c/l. (which see)
Paper, small 4to sheet.

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/12/6a  1789

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29 Geo.III, July 8. at a pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc. as under - Consideration 5/- Endorsed as to execution only.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/12/6b  1789

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29 Geo.III, July 9. William Moore of Charlton in the parish of Kilmserdon, gentleman, to Iohn Dory of Stone Easton, gentleman, for £270 OF piece of arable land formerly divided into several pieces at West End in the parish of Chewton Mendip heretofore called James's (16¾a.) late in the tenure of Robert Anstee, junior, as tenant to Robert Kingsmill, Esq., with the appurtenances, estate at law & equity, reversions, remainders, rents, etc. to Dory, his heirs & assigns. Moore covenants as to estate of inheritance in fee simple & right to convey, peaceable enjoyment; indemnity; legal assurance.
Signature of Moore on fold. Red wax seal impressed on green tape slotted through fold; device, a male head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 3/6 stamp. Endorsements (2) as to execution & receipt for consideration money; witnesses Geo: Lax, Geo: Lax Iunr.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/12/7  1791

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31 Geo.III, Aug.20. William Moore of Charlton in the parish of Kilmersdon, gentleman, to George Dudden of Chewton Mendip, yeoman, for rent & covenants, OF close of ground called Hills (7a.); 2 other closes of ground each also called Hills (7a. & 5a.), all heretofore in the possession of Robert Kingsmill, Esq.; close of ground called Carters (1a.) adjoining the foregoing closes & now in the tenure of Benjamin Greenhill of Ston-Easton, gentleman, - all in the parish of Chewton Mendip & bounded on the east by a piece of "Commonable" land called Ston-Easton West Field, on the west by a piece of ground in the occupation of Mr. William Hippisley, senior, called Qurning Path, on the north by the road or highway from Ston-Easton to Litton & on the south by a piece of ground in the possession of Mr. William Hippisley, junior, called Barrells Ground; with the appurtenances. From Ap.5 next for 21 years. Rent £32 p.a. son of Sir William Kingsmill of Sydmonton, Knight, deced, by Frances, his first wife also deced., & the said Elizabeth Brice is also one of the two granddaughters & co-heirs of the said Sir William, (2) the said Thomas Ward of Middle Temple, London, gentleman, (3) Thomas Wilbraham (as above) & John Burnell of Sidmonton (Sidmountain in 12(5)e.), gentleman, since deced., for making settlement to uses subject to provisions expressed Brice covenants as to levying of a fine by himself & Elizabeth to Ward & his heirs for assurance OF the manor or lordship (orreputed such) of Chewton with the appurtenances & the advowson of Chewton parish church & the messuages, farms lands & hereditaments in Chewton parish in & at the following tenures & yearly rents:-
William Roberts, £17. 10; William Huntone, £130; Robert Anstee £15. 5. & also 5; John Hill, £11. 10; Susan Duden £4. 12; William Hippisley, £69. 10; Thomas Symes, £59. & also £1; widowRoberts, £54. 6; Thomas Screen £10; William Collins, £17; Iohn Curtis, £9; Richard Huish, £11; Thomas Willcox, £3. 15; Iames Fillis, £6; William James, £1. 10; William Perkins, 8/-; Iames Curtis, £5; Jacob Knight, £9; Alexander Flower, £4; Iohn Culliford, £2. 10; George Hippisley, 10/-; John Roberts, 12/-; James Palmer, 4/-; Lamerock Flower, 12/-; George Plenty, 11/-; John Clark, £4; and of the manor or lordship (or reputed such) of Croakome or Crocombe with the appurtenances & the advowson of Croakome or Crocombe parish church & the messuages, farms, lands & hereditaments in the parish in & at the following tenures & yearly rents:-
Charles Cade, £49; Richard Knot, £50;Thomas Lovedor, £48; Thomas White £34. and also £13; Thomas Coals £28; widow Cridley £30; the Rev. V. Lockett, £4. 10; William Newton, £30. 4. & also £26; George Stephens, £5; Samuel Burston, £24; Richard Headford, £26; Iohn Hall, £20; Isaac Welch £17; Charles Pyrm, £12. 10: William Hook, £35; John Sawyer, £40; Samuel Harley, £8; Henry Squibbs, £23; William Reeves, £6. 10; John Hyatt, £17; and of the High Rent of £6. p.a. payable by the Earl of Egremont or those deriving under him to the manor of Croakome or Crocombe; and all rights, appurtenances & hereditaments, reversions, remainders; (a) to the use of Brice and his assigns for his life without impeachment of waste; after his decease (b) to the use that Elizabeth & her assigns should receive therefrom for her life a yearly rent charge of £400 to be paid in the Common dining hall of Inner Temple, London, on the four quarter days without any deductions commencing on the first such day after Kingsmill's decease with provisions for securing payment by distress if 31 days overdue & by entry if 61 days overdue; (c) subject to this charge, to the use of Wilbraham & Burnell, their exors., admors. & assigns for 200 years without impeachment of waste upon trust that if payment of the charge is more than 6 calendar months behind they shall by sale or mortgage of the premises for 200 years or part raise the money in arrears & recover damages & costs with proviso that on Elizabeth's decease & full payment of outstanding monies shall determine the residue of the term; (d) on determination to the use of Brice's heirs & assigns for ever; (2) Fine levied 1766, Hilary by Kingsmill & Elizabeth of the premises; (3) though payable at Michaelmas & Lady Day beginning 1792, Oct.10. If rent is 30 days in arrears lessor has right of re-entry & of expelling lessee. Lessee covenants as to payment of rent. Lessor covenants to pay taxes & impositions (except Highways Duty which is payable by lessee), to keep repair and maintain premises keep gates in repair; lessee to maintain "all other Bounds". Lessee to yield up premises in good repair. Lessor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment.
Signature of Dudden on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold; device, indecipherable. Parchment, indented: needle-holes down each side. One 3/6- stamp. Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, G: Baller, John Thatcher.

DEED OF EXCHANGE  DD\SAS\H/70/12/8  1800

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41 Geo.III, Dec.12. between (1) The Most Noble Charles Marquis Cornwallis, The Rt. Hon. Elizabeth Laura Countess of Waldegrave of Navestock, Essex, The Rt. Hon. William Lord Radstock of Portland Place, Middlesex, The Rt. Hon. Heneage Earl of Aylesford & Thomas Berney Bramston of Skreens, Essex, Esq., (the lawful Guardians of The Rt. Hon. John James Earl Waldegrave, a minor) (2) Benjamin Greenhill of Ston Easton, Esq., confirmed by (3) Francis Edward Whalley of Waiscombe, Esq., William Kelson of the parish of Midsomer Norton, Esq.; & Thomas Davis late of Longleat but now of Horningsham, Wilts., gentleman, (Reciting (1) That the third parties are Commissioners appointed to execute the provisions of the "Act for dividing, allotting & inclosing the Open Commons and Waste Lands within or adjoining to the Township of Parish of Chewton Mendip in the County of Somerset" passed 37 Geo.III [i.e. cap.46, Private 1797]; (2) that the Commrs. or any two of them are thereby authorised to confirm exchanges of premises in the parish tything or hamlet, subject to the provisions of the Act (3) that an exchange is proposed between the first & second parties), for 5/- to each of the Guardians paid by Greenhill & for grant of premises by him, the Guardians make grant to Greenhill & his heirs OF Messuage at Son-Easton with outhouses, yard, garden & part of orchard adjoining (1a.1r.31p) in the occupation of Thomas Miles as tenant; close of meadow or pasture land calleed Tin Acre (6a.24p) close do. called Tin Acre (3a.28p.); close do. called Tin Acre (3a.2r.20p.); close do. called New Close (9a.2r.1p.); close do. called New Close (2a.1r.22p.); part of close do. called Atchells (3a.3r.18p.); close do. (1a.3r.4p.) part of close or land called Atchells - all in the parish of Chewton Mendip; with the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, etc. to Greenhill his heirs & assigns in exchange for 5/- consideration money & above premises, FOR close of meadow or pasture land called new Tyning (1a.3r.7p.); close do, called Whitfield (3a.1r.18p); one other close of land called Whitfield (3a.0r.34p) close of land being a Nursery in Chick lane (1a.1r.12p); close of meadow or pasture land called Whitmeas (3a.1r.13p.); close of land called Three Corner Close (1a.2r.5p.); close of meadow or pasture land called Longwall (5a.3r.38p.); close of meadow or pasture land called Hills Five Acres (5a.2r.); close of meadow or pasture land called Hills or Franklyns Seven Acres (6a.1r.22p.); close of meadow or pasture land called Hills Seven Acres (5a.3r.32p.); close of meadow or pasture land called West Feeld Tyning (3a.2r.23p.); 1 acre of land in West Field (1a.32p.); piece of land part of commons & waste lands enclosed under the Act on Chewton Hill allotted by the Commissioners to Greenhill (26a.32p.) - all in the parish of Chewton Mendip; with the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, etc., to the Guardians & their heirs. Confirmed by Commissioners.
Signatures of all nine parties on fold. 9 Red wax seals impressed on 3 green tapes slotted through fold; devices, 4 with armorial bearings, one with crested monogram, four with a male head. Parchment, 2 skins, outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. One 10/- stamp on each skin. Endorsements (6) as to execution; witnesses, Thos. Miles Atty. Ston Easton, Jereh. Cruse Junr. Clerk to Mr.Davis, Edmund Broderip Atty. Wells, (twice) A.Anstey [or Amley?], Washington Coles.

COMBE ST. NICHOLAS deeds.  DD\SAS\H/70/13  [n.d.]

COPY WILL  DD\SAS\H/70/13/1  [18th Cent.]

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Dated 1744, Ap.26, of George Bond of Combe St. Nicholas, Esq., bequeathing (1) to his cousin Hannah Bond, one of the daughters of his uncle Ioseph Bond, "Doctor in Physick" deced., £100; (2) all his lands in the parish of Axmouth, Devon, & all his real estate in Somerset to his cousins Mary Carswell, widow, the said Hannah & Anna Bond (all daughters of the said Ioseph), their heirs, exors., admors & assigns, to be equally divided; (3) residue of personal estate & effects to the said three cousins who are appointed joint executrices. Signed & sealed by testator; witnessed by Ro Burd, Geo. Warry, Iames Seller.
Paper, double sheet foolscap, in letter form addressed to "Mr. Hughes an attorney in Wells" sealed with red wax seal; device, a male head, hatted. Endorsed in pencil "SEREL COLL."

COPY COURT ROLL  DD\SAS\H/70/13/2  1780

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Feb.28. Manor of Combe St. Nicholas. The Court Baron of the Rt. Hon. & Rev. Lord Francis Seymour, Dean of Wells, Lord of the Manor, before George Warry, gentleman, Deputy Steward. Augustine Wheadon of Chard, gentleman, & William Wall the eldest of the same place, gentleman, of their joint purpose took of the Lord by delivery of the steward A 20 acre tenement in the Tything of Betham formerly in the possession of Iames Meacham, deced., & late of Iohn Pitts, Esq., but now in the lords hands by surrender made the same day; to be held to George Wheadon, son of Iohn Wheadon & grandson of Augustine, aged about 1 year, for his life according to the custom of the manor.
Rent 7/- p.a.; heriot, the best goods; & all other services etc., due & accustomed. Fine given "as was beforehand agreed for" & Augustine & William are admitted tenants. Inrolled by Sim: Witherell Stewd. Geo: Warry Depy. Steward there. Parchment. Two 2/3 stamps. Endorsed in pencil "SERELL COLL.,"

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/13/3a  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 3. at 1 pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/-.
Paper. Unexecuted as no signature, seal or witnesses. Endorsed in pencil "SERELL COLL.,"

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 4. Thomas Abraham of Whitelackington, Esq., Commissioner under Act, 54 Geo.III, "for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Combe Saint Nicholas" & under Act, 41 Geo.III, for consolidating in one Act certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts of Inclosure, and for facilitating the mode of proving the several facts usually required on the passing of such Acts", to Iohn Wyatt of the parish of Combe Saint Nicholas, gentleman, (Reciting (1) that all expenses as to the above acts are to be paid out of money from sales of inclosed land as prescribed by the said Act 41 Geo. III; (2) that the Commissioners should mark for sale lands to raise money sufficient for discharging all such expenses to be sold by public auction on notice given as directed in the act; (3) pursuant to which the Commissioner put up for sale in fee by public auction at the Green Dragon Inn, Combe St. Nicholas on Friday, Jan.20th last several pieces of commonable land in lots of which Wyatt purchased Lots 33 & 78 for £90) for the said sum OF Lot 33 being a piece of land on Players Hill late in the occupation of Mr. James Bidge & 2 plots of land adjoining together bounded on the west by land called New Plot & on its other parts by an old Road & intended roads (1a.1r.20p.); & Lot 78 being a piece of land on Players Hill bounded on the west by Lot 77, on the north & east by an appointed road on the south by an Inclosure & a small part of the said Hill (4a.2r.11p.); with the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, etc., & estate at law & equity to Wyatt his heirs & assigns. Subject to the Releasees making, keeping & repairing of fences against the roads, Lot 33; against the private road & against the Common on the South, Lot 78; & such other fences as the Commissioner directs in his Award. Abraham covenants as to freedom from incumbrances; legal assurance so as there is no other warranty or covenant than directed by the above acts against persons making the same & that they do not have to travel from their usual places of abode.
Signature of Abraham on fold. Red wax seal impressed on green tape slotted through fold; device, a babe mounted on a lion [?] One other empty green tape slotted through fold. Paper, indented. Printed form with spaces filled in in M.S. One £1 stamp embossed. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witness, Edwd. Parfitt, (2) Receipt for consideration money; no witness. (3) (in pencil) "SERELL COLL.,"
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/13/4-10].

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/13/4a  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 3. at 1 pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration. 5/-
Signature of Abraham on fold. One red wax seal on green tape as under; device honeycombing. Paper, as under. Endorsements (1 & 3) only.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/13/4b  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 3. Thomas Abraham [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to John Aplin of Sidmouth, Devon, gentleman (Reciting [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] of which Aplin purchased Lots 37 & 64 for £67), for the said sum OF Lot 37 being a piece of land on Longlie Common late in the occupation of Mr. Humphry Gough with other land, part of the said common thereunto adjoining (2a.2r.15p.); & Lot 64 being a piece of land at Giant's Grave bounded on the south by enclosed lands at Westhay & on all other parts by public roads (1a.2r.11p.); with the appurtenances, [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Aplin, his heirs & assigns. Subject to the Releasee's making, keeping & repairing fences on all sides, Lot 37; against the roads, Lot 64; & [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b]
Signature of both parties on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on green tapes slotted through fold; devices, (1) [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b]; (2) a monogram. Paper, etc. [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b but receipt has same witness as execution]
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/13/3, 5 - 10].

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/13/5a  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 3. at 1 pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/-.
Signature, etc., as DD\SAS\H/70/13/4a but device as under & £1.10. stamp embossed. Endorsements (1 & 3) only.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/13/5b  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 4. Thomas Abraham [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Thomas Trout of West Dowlish, gentleman (Reciting [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] of which Trout purchased Lots 46, 47 & 53 for £198.5.) for the said sum OF lot 46 being a piece of land on Combe Beacon on the south side of Mr. John Beavis's Inclosures called Beat, bounded on the west by Lot 47 (3a.3r.20p.); Lot 47 being another piece of land in the north west corner of Combe Beacon, bounded on the east by Lot 46 (4a.3r.22p.); Lot 53 being another piece of land bounded on the north by Lot 52 & on the east by Lot 51 (3a.3r.31p.);with the appurtenances, [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Trout, his heirs & assigns Subject to the Releasees making, keeping & repairing fences on the east, north-east & south sides, Lot 46; on all sides, Lot 47; against Lot 52 & against a private road; Lot 53; & [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b].
Signatures of both parties on fold. Two red wax seals on green tapes slotted through fold; devices, a babe mounted on a lion. Paper, etc. [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b but £1.10 stamp embossed]
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/13/3-4, 6-10].

Combe St. Nicholas Inclosure: Lots 58, 59 & 60. BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/13/6a  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 3. at 1 pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc. as under. Consideration 5/-.
Signature, etc. as DD\SAS\H/70/13/5a but £1. stamp embossed. Endorsement as to execution only.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/13/6b  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 4. Thomas Abraham [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Elizabeth Dommett of the parish of Combe St. Nicholas, widow (Reciting [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] of which Dommett purchased Lots 58, 59 & 60 for £132) for the said sum OF Lot 58 being a piece of land on the opposite side of the road to Lot 35, bounded on the south west by Lot 59 (2r.37p.); Lot 59 being a piece of land bounded on the north east by Lot 58 & on the south west by Lot 60 (3a.7p.); Lot 60 being a piece of land near Giant's Grave bounded on the north by Lot 59, on the north west by the new Turnpike Road & on the south west by the road from Betham to Kate's Mill (5a.2r.); with the appurtenances, [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Dommett, her heirs & assigns. Subject to the Releasee's making, keeping & repairing fences against the road & Lot 59, Lot 58; against the road & Lot 60, Lot 59; against the public roads, Lot 60, & [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b]
Signature of Abraham on fold. Red wax seal [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b]. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One £1 stamp. Endorsements [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b, but receipt is unsigned as well as unwitnessed].
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/13/3-5, 7-10].

Combe St. Nicholas Inclosure: Lot 68. BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/13/7a  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 3. at 1 pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc. as under. Consideration 5/-.
Signature, etc. as DD\SAS\H/70/13/5a. Endorsements (1 & 3) only.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/13/7b  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 4. Thomas Abraham [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Thomas Smith of Otterford, Yeoman (Reciting [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] of which Smith purchased Lot 68 for £168), for the said sum OF piece of land with a Limekiln thereon bounded on the east by Lot 66 & on the west by Lot 69 (5a.3r.24p.); with the appurtenances, [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Smith, his heirs & assigns. Subject to Releasee's making, keeping & repairing fences against the road, Lot 66 & the common on the [...... parchment decayed away] Southern half of the western fence; & [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b]
Signature, [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/6b] One £1.10. stamp. Decayed by damp into holes down left vertical fold, and slightly worn from same cause at right side.
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/13 /3-6, 8-10].

Combe St. Nicholas Inclosure: Lots 69.70.71.72 & 73; BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/13/8a  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 3. at 1 pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc. as under. Consideration 5/-.
Signatures etc. as DD\SAS\H/70/13/5a. Endorsement as to execution only.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/13/8b  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 4. Thomas Abraham [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b]to Iohn Turner of Buckland Saint Mary, yeoman (Reciting [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] of which Turner purchased Lots 69, 70, 71, 72 & 73 for £501.10), for the said sum OF Lot 69 being a piece of land bounded on the east by Lot 68 & on the west by lot 72 (5a.3r.30p.); Lot 70 being a piece of land bounded on the north by inclosed & commonable lands in Buckland, on the south by Kates Mill Road & on the west by a private road to Mr. Iohn Turners house in Buckland (1.a.1r.37p.); Lot 71 being a piece of land bounded on the north & west by commonable land in the parish of Buckland, on the east by a private road to Mr. Iohn Turners & on the south by Kates Mill Road (3r.21p.); Lot 72 being a piece of land bounded on the east by Lot 69, on the south by land in the occupation of Mr. Laver & on the west by lot 73 & Kates Mill river (7a.1r.9p.); Lot 73 being a piece of land bounded on the east by Lot 72, on the north by Kates Mill Road & on other parts by a private road to Kates Mills & by Kates Mill Water (4a.2r.29p.); with the appurtenances [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Turner, his heirs & assigns. Subject to Releasee's making, keeping & repairing the northern moiety of the eastern fence & the fences on all other sides, Lot 69; against the public & private roads & against Buckland Common, Lots 70 & 71; against the public & private roads & the fences on the west side, Lot 72; against the public & private roads & against Kates Mill Water, Lot 73; & [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b].
Signature [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/6b]. One £5 stamp. Alterations have been made in pencil e.g. Lot 68 & its description have been struck out.
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/13 /3-7, 9-10].

Combe St. Nicholas Inclosure: Lots 86, 89, 90 & 91; BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/13/9  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 3. Thomas Abraham [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Richard Cannicott of Donyat, gentleman, for 5/- OF Lot 86 being piece of land in the Forest bounded on the north west by the new Turnpike, on the west by an appointed road, on the east by Lots 87, 88 & 89 & on the south by Lot 90 (6a.3r.7p.); Lot 88 being piece land in the Forest bounded on the south west by Lot 89 & on other parts by "antient" embankment (5a.2r.23p.); Lot 89 being piece of land in the Forest separated from Lots 86 & 90 by "antient" embankments bounded on the north east by Lot 88 & on the south east by an "antient" embankment (5a.1r.20p.); Lot 90 being piece of land in the Forest bounded on the north by Lots 86 & 90, on the south east by an "antient" embankment, & on the west by an appointed road (6a.2r.18p.); Lot 91 being piece of land in the Forest bounded on the east & south east by an appointed road, on the north west by an "antient" embankment & on the south west by other parts of the said Common (5a.38p.); with the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, etc. for one year from day preceeding date of present deed. Rent on expiration a "peper corn" if demanded.
SIGNATURE of Abraham on fold. One red wax seal impressed on green tape slotted through fold; device, impress of obverse of a Geo.III coin. One £1.10. stamp. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witness Edwd. Parfitt (2) in pencil "SERELL COLL.,"
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/13/3-8, 10].

Combe St. Nicholas Inclosure: Lot 87. BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/70/13/10a  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 3. at 1 pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/-
Signature, etc., as DD\SAS\H/70/13/5a.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/70/13/10b  1815

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55 Geo.III, May 4. Thomas Abraham [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b]to William Beall of Broadway, Mealman (Reciting [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] of which Beall purchased Lot 87 for £246), for the said sum OF Lot 87 being piece of land in the Forest bounded on the north west by the new turnpike road, on the south west by Lot 86 and on the south east by Lot 88 (7a.2r.); with the appurtenances [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b] to Beall, his heirs & assigns. Subject to Releasee's making, keeping & repairing the fence against Lot 88 & against the new turnpike road & subject to a road to the said Lot 88. Abraham covenants [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/3b].
Signature [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/6b] One £1.10. stamp. Endorsements [as DD\SAS\H/70/13/6b]
[See also DD\SAS\H/70/13 /3-9].

Cannington, Charlinch, Charlton Adam, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Chedzoy, Cothelstone, Croscombe, deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/104  [n.d.]

CANNINGTON deeds.  DD\SAS\H/104/14  [n.d.]

FEOFFMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/1  [1593]

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35 Eliz., Oct.29. Iohn Lawrens, the younger of Stogumbre, husbandman, son of Roberte Lawrens late of the same, husbandman, deced., & Iohn Lawrens, the elder, of the same, clother, elder brother of Roberte, to Symon Venn of Lidiarde Larens, yoman, & Hughe Saffyn of Stogumbre, yoman, for £240, OF close of pasture (32a.) called Stenynges in Pedrams marshe in the parish of Cannyngton, together with a piece of land or marishe grounde called the warthe grounde adjoining with the appurtenances; one moiety to be held to Venn, his heirs & assigns & the other to Saffyn being piece of land in the Forest Feoffors covenantas to right to convey; lawful enjoyment; indemnity; legal assurance within five years. They appoint Allexander Harryson, gent., & William Cade their attornies for taking & delivery of seisin.
Signatures of feoffors on fold. 2 Red wax seals on two parchment tags; devices, a horse[?] enclosed in a double circle on left hand one; obliterated save for the letters "HO" in circular edge of second. Parchment, indented, tear in top edge formerly mended by two strips of parchment stuck across at back but now loose. Endorsements; (1) as to execution; witnesses, Alex' haryson, Walterum lockton, Iohanns Cade, the mark of Iohn Tayler; (2) Memorandum as to taking & delivery of seisin, [1593]35 Eliz., Nov.7; witnesses George Chillcott, the mark of Iohn howe, Walter Standfast; (3) in red ink "2"
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/2]

FEOFFMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/2a  [1593]

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35 Eliz., Oct.29. [as DD\SAS\H/104/14/1, but piece missing from top of left hand seal.] Endorsed "3" in red ink.

FINAL AGREEMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/2b  [1594]

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36 Eliz., in the Octave of St.Hilary. between Simon Venn & Hugh Saffyn, plts., & Iohn Laurens, the younger & the elder, deforts., OF 32a. of pasture & 3a. of marish with the appurtenances in Cannyngton. Iohn the younger for himself & his heirs warrants to Simon & Hugh & the heirs of Simon. Simon & Hugh give to Iohn, the younger & elder, £41.
Parchment, indented at top & left side, tied to 14(2)a by string threaded through the centre lower edge. Latin.
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/1&3]

FEOFFMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/3  [1594]

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37 Eliz., Dec.20. by deed poll, Hughe Saffyn of Muncksilver, yeoman to Iohn & George, sons of Richarde Chilcott, deced., OF his moiety of Steninges & the Warthe grounde as[DD\SAS\H/104/14(1)]. Hughe & his heirs warrant to Iohn, George & their heirs & assigns. Hughe appoints Symon Venn & Davye Bubb his attornies for taking & delivery of seisin.
Signature of Hugh on fold. Red wax seal on parchment tag; device, a circle containing the capital letters "HS". Parchment. Endorsements; (1) as to execution; witnesses, George Bellamye, Williame sulleye, Alexander Davye; (2) Memorandum as to taking & delivery of seisin by Symon Venn, [1594] 37 Eliz., Dec.24; witnesses, Thomas Daye, Walter Orchard, Iohn Batten, "with others"; (3) in red ink "4".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/2&6]

INDENTURE  DD\SAS\H/104/14/4  [1614]

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12 & 47 Jas.I, May 6. between Edward Rogers of Canington, Esq., Lord of the Manor of Salty, & Simon Ven of Lidiard St.Laurencii, son & heir of Simon Ven deced., witnessing homage & fealty done by Simon for one ruinous messuage & 30a. of arable, meadow & pasture land to the same adjoining & belonging in the parish of Canington & the Manor of Saltye with the appurtenances, late of the said Simon, deced., formerly of John Laurence & heretofore of Richard Steninges, both deced. All which premises Simon held for himself & his heirs of the said Edward as of his manor of Salty by knight's service, namely; by service of a thirtieth part of a knight's fee, suit of Court twice yearly, & by the yearly rent of 8d. & ½lb. cummin at Michaelmas. Also witnessing that at the death of the said Simon. Simon his son was of full age, namely 21 years & more. Witnesses, Willielmus Bacon, Steward of the Manor, Johannes Camplyh, bailiff of the same. Launclott' Shurt, Ricardus Shurt & Henricus Dibble'. Signature of Bacon & mark of Campline as witnesses to execution.
Signature of Edward Rogers on fold. Cracked red wax seal on parchment tag; device indecipherable. Parchment, indented. Endorsed in red ink "7". Latin

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/104/14/5  1628

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4 Chas.I, Ap.7. John Poole of Marke, yeoman, to John Burland of Stogursye, gent., for £16, OF his full third part of 1 close of land or pasture called Bullandes (6a.) in Pederhams Marshe in the parish of Canington now in the tenure of the said Iohn, for 99 years from date determinable on the lives of Iohn, Mary & Jane Burland, children of John. Rent, 2/-p.a. payable at Michaelmas & Lady Day; "herryot or farlive", 6d. Repairs & maintenance, including walls, ditches, gates & fences, by lessee. If the yearly rent of 2/- is in arrears by the space of 28 days, lessee to pay 2/- nomine pene with right of distraint to lessor for same & for arrears upon the premises or part. Warranty, John Poole & his heirs to Burland, his exors. & assigns. Covenant by lessor, Mary, his wife & their heirs as to legal assurance within seven years upon request at the cost of lessee, but without their having to travel out of Somerset.
Signature of Burland on fold. One red wax seal on parchment tag; device indecipherable.
Parchment, indented. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Willm:Euered, John Evered, Robert Euered; (2) in red ink "9".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/6]

COUNTERPART MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/6  [1640]

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15 Chas.I, Jan.24. John Burland, the elder,of Stogursey, gent., in consideration of the marriage of John, his son & heir apparent, with Elizabeth Hody, daughter of Hughe Hody of Hemlock, gent., & of a certain sum of money paid to him by her father, agrees that during his (the father's) life his son John & Elizabeth, their heirs & assigns may enjoy 32a. of land called Steyninges with 3a. of warffe adjoining, 1 close of land (10a.) also called Steyninges & 1 close of pasture called Bullandes (6a.) in the parish of Canington with indemnity from Iohn, the elder, his exors., admors. or assigns.
Signatures of John, the younger, & Elizabeth on fold. Two parchment tags with half red wax seal on right one; device, a human figure [?] almost indicipherable and a trace of red wax on left one. Parchment, indented; needle holes down each side.
Endorsements; (1) as to execution; witnesses, George Yarde, Iohn Day, (The first letter doubtful.) Robert Byffon; (2) in red ink "11".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/3,5 & 7]

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/104/14/7  1650

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Nov.2. Gilbert Hodye of Nethwaye, Devon, Esq., Hugh Hodye, the elder, of East Corneworthy, Devon, gent., John Cridland of Spexton, gent., & Elizabeth Burland of Stogursey, widow, to William Bacon of Maunsell, gent., Gilbert Eveleigh of Totnes, Devon, gent., & Hughe Hodye, the younger, gent., son & heir apparant of Hugh, the elder, for settling, assuring & conveying the premises & for other purposes, OF 32a. of pasture ground called Steyninges & 3a. of Marsh or Marse ground adjoining; 10a. of land or pasture called Steyninges; 2a. of pasture called Bullandes, all in Pederhams Marshe in the parish of Cannington; & the appurtenances for 99 years determinable on the life of Elizabeth; to her use for 60 years if she survives & does not re-marry; thereafter to her son John for life & to his eldest son for the time being for residue of term; failing his survival or issue to Benjamin, second son of Elizabeth, his exors. & admors., with proviso that the lessees within 6 months after the marriage of her daughter Elizabeth shall secure to the said daughter out of the premises a portion of £100. Tenant to render all rents & services due to the Chief Lord of the Fee & to acquit lessees therefrom. Elizabeth for herself, exors. & admors. indemnifies lessees.
Signatures of Gilbert Hodye & Hugh on fold. Four parchment tags with red wax seal, device indecipherable, on left hand one & traces of red wax on second from left. Parchment, indented: needle-holes down each side. Endorsements; (1-2) as to execution; witnesses, Wm. Jewell, marks of Alexander Codner & Richard Efford, John Hampson; (3) in red ink "16".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/6 & 8]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/104/14/8  1650

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Nov.2. as DD\SAS\H/104/14/7
Signatures of Gilbert Eveleigh & Hugh Hody on fold. Three parchment tags; red wax seal on middle one; no device; traces of red wax on other two. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Endorsements: (1-2) as to execution; witnesses, Nicho: Tucker, James Winston, John Hampson, mark of Richard Efford: (3) in red ink "17".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/7]

2 FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/104/14/9a-b  [1684]

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36 Chas.II, on the morrow of the Purification B.V.M., [Feb.3] between Ricardus Ridley, plt., & Johannes Burland, Esq., deforts., OF 100a. of land, 50a. meadow, 60a. of pasture, 150a. of marsh & common of pasture for all animals with the appurtenances in Alston, Alston maris, huntspill, Pederham, Pederhams marsh & in the parish of Canington. Johannes for himself & his heirs warrants to Ricardus & his heirs who gives him £200.
Parchment, 2 skins' (1) indented top & left, (2) top & right sides. Endorsed in red ink "33" & "33A" respectively. Latin.
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/10]

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE & FURTHER SECURITY  DD\SAS\H/104/14/10a  1702

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1 Anne. Sept.29 John Burland of Stogursey, gent., & Margaret Harvey of Wyke, Dorset, widow (by direction of Iohn), to Martha Bayly of Bristoll, widow (Reciting (1) Mortgage[1683] 35 Chas.II, Dec.22, John to Edward Hancock of Horfield, Som., gent., for £1000 OF 21a. land meadow & pasture abutting on the Great Warth called Alston Great Warth on the west 30a. of arable formerly enclosed from the Common Field in Alston: Alston Great Warth from Hope corner to Highbridge with the appurtenances, ground & soil - all in Alston Maris: 32a. of pasture called Staynings: 3a. of Marsh Warth adjoining; 10a. of land & pasture called Steynings: 2a. of pasture called Bullands & 6a. of land called Bullands - all in Pedderhams Marsh in the parish of Cannington: 24a. of land, meadow & pasture between Stockland Clyes & Otterhampton Clyes in the said parish formerly in the possession of Iohn Grove of Spaxton: with the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents & services. for 1000 years, defeizable on payment at dates given & now past. (2) Lease, [1663], 15 Chas.II May 23, Hugh Hody, Esq., to the said Iohn Burland OF messuage & appurtenances, garden. orchard & backside (3a.): 2 closes of pasture called Eastlands (13a.); 1 close of pasture in the Marsh (12a.); two other closes of pasture called Everods Hays (11a.); ½a. of pasture called Parocks; 12a. of arable called Long Grove; 1 meadow called Horsecroft (4a.); 2a. 1r. of meadow in a common meadow called Southmoore with the appurtenances - all in the parish & Manor of Otter-hampton late in the tenure of William Stone deced. & then of Hugh Hody (except as mentioned to be excepted), from the Annunciation B.V.M.,[Mar,25] last past for 99 years, determinable on the lives of John Burland, Dorothy Hobbes, daughter of Thomas Hobbes, gent., deced., & Joan Burland, sister of Iohn, at 40/- p.a. (3) Assignment by way of security,[1683], 35 Chas.II, Dec.22, John Burland to Edward Hancock of the above leasehold premises, defeizable on payment of the said £1000 & Interest on dates given. (4) Assignment of Mortgage,[1686], 1685, Jan.18, Edward Hancock, by direction of Iohn Burland, to Margaret Harvey for £1000 for residue of the several terms free of provisos, conditions & equity of redemption (which Burland releases to Hancock), with proviso as to defeizance on payment of £1000 & Interest on dates given & now past: (5) Burland's failure in payment has now made Margaret Harvey's estate absolute: (6) £1050 is the full sum still due to Margaret). Burland releases to Margaret the last mentioned proviso, equity of redemption, & covenants & Margaret for £1050 assigns the estate as above to Martha Bayly for residue of terms. Margaret covenants for herself, her exors. & admors. as to freedom from incumbrances. For £150 Burland further confirms to Martha the estate, reversions, remainders, rents & services with the appurtenances & rights & as security bargains & sells to her messuage with the appurtenances in Stogursey called Bucks & 2 closes & parcels of Over Lands (32a.) all formerly reputed part of the Manor of Newnam in the parish of Stogursey & heretofore in the tenure of Gilbert Hody, the younger, gent., with the reversions, remainders, rents, services & appurtenances for 1000 years. Proviso that upon payment by Burland of £36 on Mar.30 next & the full sum of £1236, 1703, Sept.30, Martha at Burland's charge will surrender the estate so as the person making surrender is not compelled to travel from his place of abode or enter into further covenants. Burland covenants as to payment; indemnity from taxes & payments imposed; right to bargain & sell: present existence of terms; Martha's peaceable enjoyment after default; legal assurance after default in performing proviso. All parties covenant as to Burland's peaceful enjoyment until default.
Signatures of Burland & Margaret on fold. Two red wax seals stamped on paper wrapped round two parchment tags; device, a male head with wreath of leaves, in profile. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. Two 6d. stamps on each skin; Endorsements; (1-2) as to execution; witnesses, Tho.Edwards, John Hickes, Tho.Jones, John Fleming; Nath: Hunt, Tho: Marshall, John Fleming; (3) Receipt for £1050 consideration paid by Martha Bayly to "Margaret Harvey"; witnesses, Hunt, Marshall & Fleming (as above); (4) Receipt for £150 consideration paid by Martha Bayly to John Burland; witnesses, Edward, Jones, Hickes & Fleming (as first four above); (5) in red ink "51".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/9 & /10b]

BOND  DD\SAS\H/104/14/10b  1702

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1 Anne, Sept. 29. John Burland of Stogursey, gent., to Martha Bayly of Bristoll, widow, in £2400 to perform covenant in the above indenture; witnesses, first four persons as above.
Paper, double sheet foolscap. One red wax seal impressed right centre; device, armorial bearings. Two 6d. stamps embossed. Folded inside. 14(10)a. Latin & English.
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/10a & /12]

MEMORANDUM  DD\SAS\H/104/14/11a  1703, 1702

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Feb. 15. by William Ruscombe & Richard Thorne as to Mrs. Jane Cridland's statement before death as to lands belonging to her & her own heirs & those she had settled on Francis Cridland, her huband, & his heirs. Lands mentioned:- chilton trivet (90a.) on the Sth. side of the lane from Blackmore to Bridgewater; lands to west of road from blackmore [written above Canington struck through] to Bridgewater; Broadmoors (50a.); Watter-leas (22a.); house garden & close called Hawkwells, (8a.); close of meadow (4a.); orchard (4a.); two pieces of arable land (2a.); plowmans (8a.); Keens, in three several pieces one being 7a.; two other pieces lying together (7a.).
Paper, small 4to sheet. Note endorsed in another hand as to 112 acres of land belonging to Mr.Cridland & lying north of the road from blackmore to Bridgwater including a house, 62a. of land & Brode more (50a.) Folded inside DD\SAS\H/104/14/10b.

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/104/14/11b  1703

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2 Anne, Ap.12. parties & parcels, etc. as under. Consideration for 5/- Rent, one peppercorn
Parchment. Endorsements: (1-2) as to execution; witnesses as under; (3) in red ink "47".

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/104/14/11c  1703

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2 Anne, Ap. 13. Charles Leave & Iohn, his son, of Spaxton, cordwainers, & Edward Mitchell of Holford, yeoman, to John Burland of Steyninge in the parish of Stogursey, Esq., & Margarett, his wife (Reciting (1) that Mrs. Jane Fry, deced., of whom the releasors are heirs at law, was seized in fee simple OF a tenement or little house & 112a. of land; intermarried with Francis Cridland, gent., now also deced.; at which marriage John Cridland, gent., uncle of Francis undertook on Jane's behalf to pay off with his own money a debt of £1100 for which these & her lands belonging to Chilton Trewett Farme stood mortgaged: the undertaking having been performed Jane settled & entailed the tenement on Francis & his heirs. (2) that Margarett Burland née Cridland, is the neice & heir at law of Francis & ought to enjoy the tenement, which the present releasors acknowledge), for preventing suits as to title & extinguishing pretence of right of claim, in consideration of the above settlement & for 20/- apeice OF little dwellinghouse, garden & close of arable land adjoining called Hawkwells (8a.); orchard also adjoining (4a.); 2 closes of arable (1a.each); close of meadow (4a.) 2 closes of arable or pasture called Water Leazes (22a.); close of arable called Plowmans (8a.); 3 closes of arable called Keenes (one being 7a. & the other two 7a.) - all in Canington on the north side of a highway or road from Blackmore towards Bridgwater; 6 closes of arable, meadow & pasture called Broad-Moore (50a. of which 1 close is arable, 3 meadow & 2 pasture) in Canington on the north east of lands called Pound Strings - all late in the tenure of John Codrington, Esq., in right of Iane, his wife lately deced., & the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, issues & profits. Releasors covenant as to freedom from incumbrances.
Marks of Charles & John & signature of Edward on fold. Three red wax seal impressed on 3 pink tapes slotted through fold; devices; 2 shields each bearing three trefoils; male figure in classic robe, jar & flowering plant. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Two 6d. stamps. Endorsements; (1-2) as to execution; witnesses, Jo: Yorke, Tho: Dabb, Richard Thorne; Roger Dibble, John Symons, william how[? might also be lyn: the signature is badly written]; (3) Memorandum of agreement of even date by releasors to convey by lease & release to releasees any other land which might, from Iane Cridland's deed of settlement now in the hands of Iohn Codderington, Esq., appear to be the right of the releasees; Signed as above; three fragmentary red wax seals impressed; devices, two stars & crescents & one compass; execution witnessed by three witnesses first mentioned above; (4) in red ink "48"

ASSIGNMENT OF MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/104/14/12  1715

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1 Geo.I, June 30. Martha Baily of Bristoll, widow (by direction of Iohn Burland of Steyning in the parish of Stogursey, Esq.), to William Alloway of Bridgwater, merchant (Reciting (1) the documents recited in 14(10)a but referring to the John Burland party thereto as father, deced. of the John, party to the present deed; (2) recitas 14(10)a; (3) all interest on the £1050 & £150 has been paid to date but that £1200 principal remains unpaid so that the premises are become absolute to Martha Baily for the remainder of the three terms of 1000, 99 & 1000 years), for £1200 OF premises (as DD\SAS\H/104/14/10a) with the appurtenances & estate for the remainder of the said terms. Martha covenants as to freedom from incumbrances. John for 5/- confirms the premises, reversions, remainders, rents, services, appurtenances & estate. Proviso that upon payment by John of £30 on Dec.30 next & the full sum of £1230, 1716, June 30, without deduction, Alloway at John's charge will surrender the estate so as the person making surrender is not compelled to travel from his place of abode or enter into further covenants. John covenants as to payment; the right of John, deced., to bargain, sell & assign; Alloway's peacable enjoyment after default free from incumbrances (the said mortgages excepted); legal assurance after default;
Signature of Martha on fold. Imperfect red wax seal on left hand one of three parchment tags impressed on paper slotted through tag; device, a male head in profile, bearded. Parchment, two skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. Three 6d. stamps on each skin. Endorsements; (1) as to execution; witnesses, Edw: Raymond, Geo: Colet, Jos: Tily; (2) Receipt of Martha Baylay for £1200 consideration money; same witnesses. (3) "N 18" (4) in red ink "55"
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/10 & 17]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/104/14/13  1757

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31 Geo.II, Aug. 13. John Burland of Wells, Esq., to John Roe of Charlinch, yeoman, for rents, heriots & reservations mentioned & for £300, OF 2 closes of pasture or Marsh Ground in the parish of Cannington, adjoining the River Parrett, being divided from each other by a stream or water-course, discharging into the river at Clies, called the old Clies, which said premises are called the Great & Little Steynings Marshes (46a. within their ditches) now in the occupation of the said Roe as tenant of lessor at a Rack Rent; being bounded on the Nth.East side by Marsh land belonging to Mr.John Evered of Bridgwater & part of a field belonging to a tenement late the lands of John Eyre of Putney, Surry, Esq. but now of Jeremiah Dewdney of North Petherton & of him held for lives by Richard Buller of Blindwell in the parish of Nether Stowy, grazier (son of Richard Buller, deced.); on the Nth.West side by the other part of the last mentioned field, by another field (part of Buller's tenement aforesaid) & by another field late the inheritance of the said John Eyre, Esq., but now of the said Dewdrey, now occupied by Richard Buller as tenant at a Rack Rent and another field called Cats-Yard occupied by William Baker of Cannington, tallow chandler, rented by him of Mr. Edward Score of Coltins (being part of Coltins Farm); on the Sth.West part by a Close or piece of Marsh Ground formerly Kidner's & late belonging to John Leeky of Combwitch but now of Robert Mills, his son-in-law; on the Sth.East part by the River Parrett; together with the Wall or river bank & all the Wath or Wast ground between the premises demised & the River Parrett; & the appurtenances (liberty of ingress & egress to Lessor, persons seised of the freehold & inheritance of the premises & his & their agents & servants to view the condition thereof excepted); from Feb.13th last (Old Candlemas Day) for 99 years determinable on the lives of lessee (aged about 56 years) & Martha, his wife (about 53 years) at £1.10. p.a. without deduction payable quarterly on 12th of May, Aug. & Nov. & 13th Feb., & £5.0.0. likewise payable quarterly as Over Rent for every acre of the premises that shall be "Delved Ploughed Broken up or converted to Tillage" otherwise than for reasonable "Gripeing and Guttering for Conveying water upon and from the same and for the preservation of the Bounds thereof" or that shall be mown for hay; & so in proportion for any quantity of ground less or more than 1 Acre, commencing on whichever of the above quarter days immediately follows such delving, etc., & payable quarterly thereafter for residue of term. Proviso that if so delved, etc. in the last year of the term (even if not amounting to 1/40A.) £5 Over Rent shall immediately become due for every part or whole acre so delved, etc. as if it had been done on the first day of that year. Heriot or Farlien, £3, with proviso that, lessee living, it is not payable on death of Martha. Lessee to repair wall or river bank demised; to clean, scour & keep in repair rhines, ditches, cuts gripes & gutters belonging to the premises as need requires or as presented or required by Jury or Commissioners of Water,Sewers; to repair the railed pound & all gates, gateposts & bridges; to discharge annual rents, rates & assessments towards maintenance & reparation of the wall "adjoyning to the Severn Sea called the County Wall" heretofore accustomed to be paid by the occupiers (for the time being) in respect of the premises; & all other rates taxes & impositions, indemnifying lessor therefrom. Lessee covenants as to due performance & payment; peaceable surrender of premises in good condition without Wast. Proviso that if rents & heriot are 14 days in arrears being lawfully demanded & no sufficient distress can be levied or if premises are out of repair & are not repaired within 3 calendar months after notice in writing given to lessee, his exors. admors. or assigns, left with the occupier for the time being of all or part of the premises or, if unoccupied, stuck on one of the outer gates or if lessee &/or his wife shall not in one year next after notice in writing given or left with occupier for the time being of all or part of the premises, with someone belonging to occupier's family or, if unoccupied, stuck on one of the outer gates, appear in person to the then Lord & Lady of the premises or give evidence to the satisfaction of them or the Steward, then lease to determine. Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment with indemnity against incumbrances.
Signature of lessee on fold. One red wax seal impressed on green tape slotted through fold; device a male head, in profile helmetted. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements; (1) as to execution; witnesses, Jno. S.[?] H:Arnold; (2) in red ink "79". ([Though distinctly written the surname is unreadable. Albyn is suggested, cf 21(14))]

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/104/14/14  1760

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33 Geo.II, Jan.1. John Strange of Bratchwood Green, Hartford, Esq., & Sarah, his wife, William Gould of Sharpham Park, clerk, Richard Gould of Bridgwater, gent., Thomas Gould of Sharpham Park, Esq., Mary Reynell & Elizabeth Joyce Reynell of Sunbury, Middlesex, spinsters, & Honora Gould & Jane Gould of Sharpham Park, spinsters, to Philip Baker of Bridgwater, Esq., for £22, OF close of meadow or pasture (6a.) bounded on the east with the way or road leading to Benhams Leaze; 5a. of meadow adjoining Benhams Leaze & sometime parcel or holden therewith, one acre whereof adjoins the lands of Robert Chute, gent., on the east side, all in the parish of Cannington & parcel of the Manor of Wembdon, with the appurtenances (Mines, Minerals, Quarries, Timber, Timber Trees of Oak, Ash, Elm & Beach, young trees shoots & saplings with liberty of ingress egress & regress in connection with same & hawking, hunting, fishing & fowling rights reserved to lessors) from determination of present estate held on lives of lessee & Mary his wife, for 99 years determinable on the life of Elizabeth, daughter of lessee, aged about 18, at 9/- p.a. payable quarterly commencing at the quarter day next following commencement of the term. Heriot,18/-. Suit of Court to be done at the Court of the Manor of Wembdon. Lessee covenants as to payment of rent & heriot; repair & maintenance of premises, hedges, ditches, fences, gates, stiles & bounds; peaceable surrender. Proviso that if rent is 30 days in arrears or if lessee assigns premises (other than in trust for his child or children) without previous consent of lessors they shall re-enter premises. Lessors covenant as to peaceable enjoyment.
Signatures of lessors (except John & Sarah Strange) on fold. Seven red wax seals impressed on seven of 9 pieces of pink tape slotted through fold; devices, crest, a fox statant (5); a male head in profile, bearded (2). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements as to execution (4); witnesses, (1) Jas. Harding, Jo Partridge; (2) Jno Shroland, Sim: Witherell; (3) John Hiller, Charles Hankins, both of Sunbury; (4) Ann Young, Ann Tegebmeyer, servants to Mr.Wm. Gould and sisters

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/104/14/15  1775

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15 GeoIII, Sept.29. the Rt.Hon.Hugh Lord Clifford, Baron of Chudleigh Devon, to John Thorne of the parish of Cannington, yeoman, for £5 OF Cottage house with garden plotts & orchard belonging (2r. 11p.) called late Warman's House at lower Rodway in the parish & Manor of Cannington late in the possession of Mr. George Score but now of the lessee, with the appurtenances (timber, other trees & young saplings likely to become timber trees; liberty of ingress, egress & regress in connection with the same reserved), for 99 years determinable on the life of Neomy Thorne daughter of lessee, aged about 21 years, to commence from the deaths of the said George Score & Ann his wife. Rent, 5/- p.a. payable half-yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas commencing at the feast day next following commencement of the term. Heriot or Farlien,10/-. Lessee covenants as to payments; doing suit at the Court of the Manor of Cannington; maintenance & repair of premises & peaceable surrender. Proviso that, if rent is 30 days in arrears & sufficient distress may not be found on the premises, or if wast to the value of 10/- or over is done & not repaired within three months of warning lessor has right of re-entry. Lessor covenants as to peaceable possession.
Signature of lessor on fold. One red wax seal, cracked & with edges missing, impressed on pink tape slotted through fold. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Jas. Knight, Laurence Heston; (2) "Manor of Cannington."

ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE  DD\SAS\H/104/14/16  1777

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17 Geo.III, June 20. Richard Hancock of Cannington, seive-maker (son & executor of Robert Hancock late of the same, yeoman, deced.) to Jonas Coles, the younger, of the same, gentleman (Reciting (1) Lease, dated 1771, March 1, the Rt.Hon.Hugh Lord Clifford, Baron of Chudleigh, Devon, to the said Robert OF Cottage House with the outhouses, garden, orchard & a little field above the orchard together with the Hundred Pound (1a.3r.12p.) in the parish & Manor of Cannington, formerly in the possession of Widow Stone but then & for many years past of the said Robert & Charles Biffen as tenants of Lord Clifford, with the appurtenances, from Mar.25 then next ensuing for 99 years, determinable on the lives of Mary, wife of Robert, aged about 50, Richard How, their son (20 years) & Mary Iennings, daughter of Joseph Jennings of Cannington, taylor (10years) at 6/5 p.a. rent, 10/- Heriot; (2) Will, dated 1775, Oct.28, of the said Robert, deced., devising to Mary his wife, 2/- p.week for life without deduction payable by his executors commencing one week from his decease; to Elizabeth, his daughter, then wife of John Stephens, £1.1 p.a. without deduction, payable by his executors commencing one year after his wife's decease, Elizabeth's own receipt to be full legal discharge; and to the said John Stephens, 1/- payable at testator's decease; all real & personal estate after payment of debts & legacies to his son Richard, who was appointed executor), for the rent undermentioned & for 5/- OF above premises for remainder of term of 99 years at £10 p.a. rent, tax free, payable quarterly commencing Sept.29th next; assignee to pay Parsons & Vicars Rates & Dues, Land, Window Tax & other taxes, to repair & maintain premises. Assignee covenants as to performance. Assignor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment; assignee's receipt of rents issues & profits; freedom from incumbrances; further legal assurance; discharge by assignor of the annuities & weekly sum chargeable on the premises by the above mentioned will. Proviso that on failure of assignor to discharge these payments assignor may lawfully discharge the same deducting the amount from the rent of £10 p.a.
Signatures of both parties on fold. Two red wax seals, cracked, impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a male head, bearded; that on the left is almost indecipherable. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; one 2/6 and one 1/- stamp. Endorsement as to execution; witness, Wm. Alexander.

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/104/14/17a  1777

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17 Geo.III, Oct. 3. parties & parcels released as under. Consideration 5/-. Rent, one peppercorn.
Parchment. Endorsement as to execution; witness as under. Fastened with parchment tie to DD\SAS\H/104/14/17b, bottom left corner.

RELEASE & ASSIGNMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/17b  1777

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17 Geo.III, Oct.4. Letitia Lady Burland of Pylle, widow, to John Berkeley Burland, of the same, Esq., her son (Reciting that Lady Burland is seised for life of the premises released & possesses interest in the premises assigned for so many of the several terms of 40, 2500 & 1000, 1000 & 172 years as shall expire during her lifetime) for "natural love & affection " & for 5/-, release OF 21a. of land, meadow & pasture abutting on the Great Warth called Alston Great Warth on the west end; 30a. of arable formerly enclosed from the Common Field in Alston; Alston Great Warth from Popes corner to Highbridge with the appurtenances & the ground & soil thereof in Alston Maris; 32a. of pasture called Staynings & 3a. of Marsh warth adjoining it in Pedderhams Marsh in the parish of Cannington; 10a. of land & pasture called Stayning in Pedderhams Marsh; 2a. of pasture called Bullands in the same formerly in the possession of Henry Hody; 24a. of land, meadow,& pasture between Stockland Clyes & Otterhampton Clyes in the parish of Cannington formerly in the possession of John Grove of Spaxton; messuage with the appurtenances in Stokegursey called Bucks & 2 closes & parcels of Overland (32a.) which last premises were formerly reputed part of the Manor of Newnham in the parish of Stokegursey & were formerly in the possession of Gilbert Hody, gentleman; tenement or farm called Stayning in Stokegursey (81a. of land, meadow & pasture), late in the tenure of William Amory; messuage & 12a. of land, meadow & pasture at Thorngrove in the parish of Middlezoy, late in the tenure of Joseph Lovibond; overland or roofless tenement called Bucks Overland (30a.) & 1a. of meadow near adjoining all in Stokegursey & late in the possession of Thomas Tucker, which estate & that in Middlezoy are now in the tenure of Lessees on leases for lives; all Releasor's other premises in Alston Maris, Cannington, Stokegursey, Thorngrove & Middlezoy with their rights, members & appurtenances for releasor's life. And assignment OF dwelling house formerly in the possession of Katharine Powlet, the gardens, backsides, outhouses, stables, coachhouse & narrow plot of ground belonging in the Liberty of St.Andrew, Wells; ¾ parts of capital messuage or farm called Ashcombe in the parish of Iveyford & the land, meadow & pasture belonging (240a.); closes, pieces & parcels of meadow called forty acres in West Pennard; closes pieces & parcels of meadow called Hurne in West Pennard; 3 closes of land & pasture (16a.) called Slyme in Pegnes; with the appurtenances & estate for remainder of terms of 40; 2500; 1000; 1000; & 172 years as shall expire in assignors life time subject to the rents & services due & payable.
Signature of Letitia Burland on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a crest of an eagle's head on a wreath. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 3/6 & one 1/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution & three insertions; witness R: Jenkyns; (2) in red ink "96". Fastened with parchment tie to DD\SAS\H/104/14/17a bottom left corner.
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/12 & 18]

DECLARATION OF THE USES OF A FINE  DD\SAS\H/104/14/18  1778

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18 Geo.III, Jan.20. John Berkeley Burland of Pylle, Esq., only son & heir of the late Hon.Sir John Burland, Kt. one of the Barons of H.M.Court of Exchequer, Westminster, deced. to Richard Jenkyns of the Liberty of St.Andrew near Wells, gentleman, to destroy all estate & estates in the premises & settle the same to uses OF premises released as above [see DD\SAS\H/104/14/17b, "21a. of land........ releasor's life". Variant spellings are "Steynings" & "Steyning". William Amory is described "as tenant to the said Sir John Burland deceased" & the premises at Thorngrove are said to be held by Joseph Lovibond under Lease, dated 1740, Sept.9 from John Burland, Esq., long since deceased, father of Sir John, for 99 years determinable on life of lessee & Lease, dated May 28 last from John Berkeley Burland & his mother Lady Letitia for 99 years determinable on the lives of Matthew & Jane Lovibond] to the use of John, his heirs & assigns.
Signature of John on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a crest, blurred, of eagle's head on a wreath. Parchment, indented; needle holes down each side. One 3/6 & one 1/6 stamp. Endorsements; (1) as to execution; Witness, Wm Keate; (2) in red ink "97".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/17 & 20]

COVENANT TO PRODUCE DEEDS  DD\SAS\H/104/14/19  1778

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Feb.25 John Cridland of Milverton, gent., with Samuel Whiting of Cannington, butcher, Mary, his wife, & Joan Mills of Cannington, singlewoman (Reciting (1) Assignment, dated 1778, Feb.12, second to first parties for £126 OF 1/3 of land, meadow & pasture called Stennings Lands or Kidners Lands (24a.) in the parish of Cannington some time since divided into several parts, for the residue of a term of 5000 years; (2) these premises & 1/3 of close of land called Bullands in Cannington belonging to the Whitings & Joan Mills are comprized in the same title deeds deposited in John Cridland's hands but are to be produced in support of title to Bullands), namely, (1) Mortgage, 1690, Nov.19, Richard & Robert Kidner to Nicholas Ayshford for 5000 years for security £100 & Interest. (2) Assignment, 1735 Mar.9, (a) Robert Galton of Taunton St.Mary Magdalen, grocer, (b) Robert Kidner of Holford to (c) William Wansbrough of Salisbury, Wilts., Esq., of said premises. (3) Assignment, 1749, July 11, William Willis, Esq., & Maria Matilda, his wife (only daughter & residuary legatee of Wansbrough) to John Leaky of Cannington, yeoman. Destruction by fire or "other inevitable accident" excepted.
Signature of Cridland on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold, device, indecipherable. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side, One 2/6, one 1 /- & one 1/6 stamp. Endorsements; (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Weech, Iun. & Tho Wills, clerks to Mr.Cridland; (2) in red ink "98".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/23]

FINAL AGREEMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/20  1778

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18 Geo.III in eight days of the Purification B.V.M. [Feb.2] Richard Jenkyns, gent., plt. & John Berkeley Burland, Esq., defort. OF 6 messuages, 6 barns, 6 stables, 6 gardens, 6 orchards, 200a. of land, 150a. of meadow, 150a. of meadow, 150a. of pasture, 100a. of marsh, common of pasture for all manner of cattle & common of Turbary, 50a. of pasture, 100a. of marsh, common of pasture with the appurtenances in the parishes of Alston Maris, Huntspill. Cannington, Stokegursey, Thorngrove & Middlezoy. Burland for himself & his heirs warrants to Jenkyns & his heirs who gives him £500.
Parchment, indented at top & right side. Endorsed in red ink "98B"
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/18)]

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/21  1778

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18Geo.III, Aug. 12. (1) John Berkeley Burland of Great George St. parish of St Margaret, Westminster, Esq., (2) Theophila Farr of Stock Gaylard or Stock Colliard, Dorset, spinster, (3) Matthew Brickdale of West Monkton, Esq., & the Rev.Charles Lewys of Martock, Clerk, (Reciting (1) that a marriage is to take place between John & Theophila; (2) that Theophila being seized in her "Demain" as of fee in the Manors of Stock Gaylard or Stock Colliard, Ramsbury or Ridge Bradle, Braddle or Bradwell, Barnston in Barnston Knowle or Church Knowle, Baltington & Tineham, Dorset, the Manor & Borough of Wincanton; the advowson of the rectory & parish church of Stock Gaylard or Colliard; in messuages, tenements farms & demesne lands in & parcel of the first mentioned Manors; the farm or demesne lands of Weston Bampfylde; & a copyhold estate of inheritance at Motcombe in the Manor of Gillingham, Dorset, subject to contingencies & charged with an annual rent charge payable thereout to Mary Farr of Stock Gaylard or Colliard, widow, mother of Theophila, & her assigns for life, as specified in a five part indenture, 1775, Nov.2, between (i) the said Mary Farr, (ii) Theophila, (iii) Henry Fothergill of Bedford Row, St.Andrew, Holborne, Middlesex, gentleman, (iv) the said Charles Lewys & (v) Morgan Yeatman of Dorchester, Dorset, wine merchant, being a deed to make a tenant of the freehold & to declare the uses of a common recovery soon after suffered, Theophila has agreed to convey the same premises so charged by Lease & Release of 1778, Aug.11 & 12 upon trust & to uses to be mentioned therein: (2) in consideration thereof & of the intended marriage, for her jointure & for settling & assuring the premises after mentioned of which Burland is seized of estate of inhertiance in fee simple Burland & Theophila have agreed that premises of which Burland stands possessed for remainders of several long terms & divers government & other securities specified in an indenture of even date between the present parties shall be settled upon trusts & to uses declared), in consideration of the foregoing & for 10/- Burland releases to Brickdale & Lewys by virtue of Bargain & Sale of preceeding day, premises as in DD\SAS\H/104/14(18) [Variant spellings are High Bridge, Stokegursy & Stokegursey] upon the following trusts:- (a) to the use of Burland until the said marriage; (b) to Burland & his assigns. for life, without impeachment of waste & from the determination of that estate; (c) to the use of Brickdale & Lewys & their heirs upon trust to preserve the contingent uses & remainders during Burland's life & permit him to take the rents, issues, produce & profits; (d) thereafter to the use of Theophila & her assigns for her life as jointure, in lien bar, dower & thirds at Common Law; (e) to the use of Brickdale & Lewys & their heirs during her life on like trust; (f) after death of survivor of Burland & Theophila, to the use of their eldest son & the heirs of his body; (g) in default of such issue to the use of their second son & his like heirs; (h) in default of such to the use of other sons successively in like manner; (i) in default of such to their daughter & daughters equally to be divided (if more than one) as tenants in common & of the daughters' heirs of the body; (j) the share of any dying without issue to be divided equally amongst the survivors as tenants in common; (k) if all but one die without issue or if there is but one daughter to the sole use of that surviving or only daughter; (l) in default of such to the use of Burland, his heirs & assigns for ever, Provisos (i) that Burland & Theophila during their joint lives or the survivor may nevertheless make settlement of any of the above estate on their eldest son on reaching 21 years or marriage, & to the use of his wife reaching & issue as they think fit; (ii) may similarly charge the estate to provide portions for younger sons & daughters, payable as the parents think fit (iii) Burland may dispose of the above premises in fee simple & void the trusts & uses as long as he immediately settles other lands, tenements, hereditaments & premises (but not messuages or houses) of equal or greater value in fee simple on the trustees on the same trusts & uses; (iv) Burland & Theophila jointly or Burland after her decease may lease Joseph Lovibond's & Thomas Tucker's premises or other Cottages & houses with the appurtenances on leases for lives; (v) Burland during his life & Theophila if surviving him may lease any of the premises for terms not exceeding 21 years & not in reversion or by way of future interest; (vi) chief rent at the rate of 1/- in the £ at least of the full yearly rent to be charged in all demises; (vii) not more than three lives to be in being at once on any demise; (viii) the best rents to be made payable on leases for years, without fines; (ix) every demise is to contain covenants from the lessees for improving, manuring & dressing the premises demised; (x) no demise to be freed from Impeachment of waste; (xi) every demise to contain a clause giving right of reentry & distress if payment of rent is 21 days in arrears; (xii) lessee executes a proper counterpart for each demise. Burland covenants as to possession of absolute & indefeazable estate of inheritance in fee simple in the premises in his own right (except as hereafter); right to convey; indemnity, excepting (1) two leases dated 1740, Sept.29 & 1777, May 28 to Joseph Lovibond of Middlezoy, yeoman, & to his father of the site of a messuage & 12a. of meadow & pasture, for two terms of 99 years determinable on the lives of Joseph, Matthew & Jane Lovibond; (2) lease to Thomas Tucker of Stogursey, yeoman of Bucks overland for a term of years now determinable on one life; all under reserved yearly chief rents; (3) all other existing demises under yearly rents, which rents pass hereby; (4) all other terms of years attendant on & subservient to the fee simple & inheritance for defence against intermediate estates & incumbrances; in trust as above mentioned. Burland also covenants as to further legal assurance; deduction by trustees from the rents & profits of their expenses; indemnification of trustees in the execution of their trust.
Signatures of Burland, Theophila & Charles Lewis on fold. Four red wax seals impressed on four pink tapes slotted through fold; device, a crest of eagle's head on a wreath. Parchment, three skins, the outermost indented; needle-holes down each side of each. One 4/- stamp on each skin. Endorsements; (1) as to execution; witnesses, Wm. Horsey, Geo: Filliter; (2) in red ink "99". (3) pencil note in Col.Phipps hand "Lease for a year cannot be found"
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/22]

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/22  1778

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18 Geo.III, Aug.12. same parties as DD\SAS\H/104/14(21), (Reciting (1) the intended marriage; (2) Burland has £4000 principal, secured to him by Mortgage, dated 1772, May 4, between His Grace the Most Noble Charles Duke of Norfolk (then Charles Howard of Dorking, Surrey, Esq.) and the Rt.Hon Charles Howard Esq. commonly called Earl of Surrey, eldest son of the said Duke (Then Charles Howard of Grestock, Cumberland Esq. of the first part[two half & one whole lines left blank], (3) is also possessed of £2620, £500, £500, £200 & £280 (£4100 in all) in Bank Stock purchased by the Hon. SirIohn Burland, knight, late one of the Barons of H.M. Court of Exchequer & late father of John Berkeley Burland & by the said John; (4) that Theophila being seised in her demain as of fee...... to be mentioned therein[as in DD\SAS\H/104/14(21), (2) of the recital]; (5) in consideration thereof & of the marriage & as provision for Theophila if she survive Burland, he & she have agreed that the moneys above mentioned, & the estates mentioned in a deed of even date[i.e. 14(21)] shall be settled as follows), for the above considerations, & by agreement of the parties Burland covenants to transfer in six months after the marriage the above £4000 on Mortgage & Bank Stock to Brickdale & Lewys in trust that (i) Interest & dividends accruing be paid Burland during his life; (ii) thereafter to Theophila & her assigns during her life; (iii) after decease of the survivor, in case Mary, mother of Theophila is still living, ½ the mortgage & stock monies to be assigned to the use of the children, other than the eldest son, of Burland & Theophila, equally divided if more than one child, but if but one child beside the eldest son, £3000 to be assigned that one; (iv) the eldest son after decease of his surviving parent to have the interest on the residue during the life of Mary Farr; (v) after the deaths of all three remaining half to be likewise transferred to the children other than the eldest son, to be equally divided, but if but one child beside the eldest son, £3000 to be assigned that one; (vi) if the eldest son is the only child the whole of the monies to be transferred to the use of him his exors., admors. & assigns: (vii) if there is no issue of the marriage they are to be transferred to the use of the exors., admors., or assigns of Burland. Proviso that the trustees may if so directed by notice in writing from Burland or his wife, if she survive him, reinvest the monies subject to the same trusts & uses. The trustees are indemnified in the execution of their trust.
Signatures & seals as DD\SAS\H/104/14/21. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. One 4/- stamp on each skin. Endorsements, (1) as DD\SAS\H/104/14/21; (2) in red ink "100".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/21]

ASSIGNMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/14/23  1786

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26 Geo.III, Feb.24. Samuel Whiting of Cannington, butcher, Mary his wife, Iohn Davis of Coombwith in the parish of Otterhampton, mariner, & Ioan, his wife to Iohn Berkeley Burland of Stock House, Dorsett, Esq. (Reciting (1) that the first parties are possessed OF 1/3 of a close of land called Bullands in the parish of Cannington formerly in the possession of Iohn Leake & since of Robert Mills father of Mary & Ioan (6a.) with the appurtenances, for the residue of a term of 5000 years; (2) Burland has agreed to purchase this 1/3 part for £36.15), for the said sum OF the said 1/3 part for residue of the term. Assignors covenant as to right to assign; peaceable enjoyment: further legal assurance.
Signatures of Samuel & Iohn & marks of Mary & Ioan on fold. Four red wax seals impressed on four pink tapes slotted through fold; device, a male head, bearded. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 4/- & one 1/- stamp. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Ino. Tucker Iunr., Clemt. Drake; (2) Receipt for consideration money; same witnesses, (3) note of cost of deed & purchase totalling £39.4.6, (4) in red ink "104".
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/14/19]

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/104/15  1668

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20 Chas.II, Nov.1. Roger Bourne of Gothelny, Esq., to Edward Luttrell of Spaxton, Gent. (Reciting (1) Demise by John Malet, late of Enmore, Esq., deced. to John Bourne, Esq., since deced., father of Roger, OF the Manor of Curripoole & Tuxwell in Radlett with the appurtenances for 500 years. (2) Elizabeth Bourne wife & executrix of John, became on probate entitled to the premises, & her daughter Iane, who was her executrix & similarly became invested in them, assigned them to Roger), for £200 OF messuage & tenement with houses, edifices orchards, gardens curtilages & appurtenances (35a.) in Radlett in the parish of Charlinsh, late in the tenure of Margarett Leave, widow, deced., (timber trees reserved to Lessor) for 99 years determinable upon the lives of the said Edward Luttrell, Fraunces his mother, & Edward Bellamy of Spaxton, at 8/- p.a. rent payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Lessee to do suit of Court at lessor's Courts of the Manor of Currypoole & other services accustomed. Heriot or farleife, the best beast with proviso that it is not payable if Fraunces & Bellamy predecease Edward Luttrell or if Bellamy predeceases Fraunces.
Leasee covenants to repair & maintain premises, including walling, timbering & covering, hedging & fencing for which lessor allows the taking of sufficient great timber trees growing on the premises & of "hedgboote, fireboote freethboote & ploughboote" without delivery or making wast. If rent in whole or part is twenty days in arrears & no sufficient distress is found on the premises, or if lessee does any wilful wast to the value of 15/- in any one year, or assigns the premises or part for longer than a year at a time without leave of the lessor (except demise of lessee's whole estate to both or either of the other lives), then lessor has right of re-entry. Proviso that lessee has liberty to alter & exchange the lives within three years from date if the present lives are in perfect health, but if they are so changed in one year from date lessee is to pay lessor 20/-, if in two years 40/- & if in three years, £3. Lessor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment
Signature of lessor on fold. Traces of red wax on parchment tag. Parchment, indented. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Bourne, Ab: Williams, Henry Bourne; (2) Statement that the deed was shewn Iohn Bourne at the time of his examination by virtue of a Commission of Chancery between John Earle of Rochester & his wife plts. & Sir Halswell Tynte Barrt. & others defs. executed at Enmore 1678, June 4 by the Commissioners whose signatures are appended, namely, Alderaman, Will' Doble, Eli Marshall

Charlton Adam and Charlton Horethorne deeds  DD\SAS\H/104/16  [n.d.]

ASSIGNMENT  DD\SAS\H/104/16/1  1680

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32 Chas.II. Aug.14. Sr William Wyndham, Knight & Baronett, High Sheriff of Somerset, to William Strode of Charleton Adam, gent. (Reciting that Sir William by a Writ of fieri facias of the Court of Common Bench at Westminster directed to him, for levying £15 of the goods & chattels of Henry Cary of Charleton Adam, yoman, for the use of William Strode, now stands possessed OF a messuage with curtilage, garden, orchard, 35a. of arable land, 8a. of meadow & 23a. of pasture belonging in the parish of Charleton Adam, with the appurtenances late in the tenure of Henry Cary by Lease from Sir Francis Pedre, Knight, deceased, for the remainder of a term of years, determinable on the lives of the said Henry & John, his brother), by virtue of the writ, to satisfy Strode for the £15 & in execution of the writ, OF the above premises, estate & term from date during Sir William's estate & interest by virtue of the writ. Sir William covenants as to peaceable enjoyment.
Signature of Sir William on fold. Slightly imperfect red wax seal impressed on paper folded round parchment tag; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down left side.
Endorsement as to execution; witnesses, Jos: Walker, Rob. Leigh, George Glowen.

DISCHARGE  DD\SAS\H/104/16/2  1703

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2 Anne, Sept.21. Elizabeth Hodges of Charleton Adam, spinster, for a legacy of £10 (received of Elizabeth Hodges, Relict & Executrix of Iohn) given her by John Hodges late of the parish of St.Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex, by his will, dated 1696, June 22 under the following bequest:- "I give to my Nephew George Hodges son of my Brother Thomas Hodges One hundred poundes to be paid to him when he shall attaine his age of One & twenty yeares I give to all the other Children of my said Brother Thomas Hodges Tenne poundes a peice to be paid att theire respective ages of One & twenty yeares".
Elizabeth being a sister of George & daughter to Thomas & having reached 21 is thereby entitled to the legacy.
Mark of Elizabeth. Slightly imperfect red wax seal impressed on the paper; device a draped human figure holding a knife & curved object before a flowering plant. Paper, brief sheet. Two 6d stamps embossed. Witnesses, Tho: Smith, W: Symons, Richard Hallett, mark of John Bult. Endorsements, (1) "paid by R W"; (2) "No7."
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/16/3]

DISCHARGE  DD\SAS\H/104/16/3  1703

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2 Anne, Sept.21. Joseph Hodges of Charleton Adam, husbandman for a legacy of £10 as above, he being a brother of George, son of Thomas & having reached 21 years.
Mark of Joseph, etc., as DD\SAS\H/104/16/2. Endorsements, (1) "pd by R W"; (2) "No8"

BOND  DD\SAS\H/104/16/4  1741

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April 1. John Uppill of Charleton Horethorne, gentleman, to Thomas Shean of Corton Deham, yeoman, in £60, to observe the Award of Henry Dampier of Blackford, Esq., and William Adams of Po[y]nington, gentlemen, chosen to arbitrate between the two parties in writing under the arbitrators' hands & seals to be delivered to such of the parties as shall require it on or before July 12 next. If not so drawn up & delivered Uppill is bound to observe the Award of such third person as the Arbitrators shall elect for composing the differences, provided the award be similarly drawn up & delivered before July 20 next. Failing this the bond is void. The parties agree that this submission shall be made a rule of the Court of King's Bench.
Signature of John Uppill. Red wax seal impressed on the paper; device, armorial bearings. Paper, brief sheet, torn at folds and at lower right. Three 6d. stamps embossed. Witnesses, Fra: Newman [The mark & name of one person deleted, apparently that of John Bult], John Warr

UNEXECUTED BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/104/16/5  1743

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17 Geo.II, Sept.2. Graffin Prankard of Bristoll, merchant to Thomas Dennis of Kingweston, yeoman, for 5/- OF a Cottage or dwelling house with the orchard & garden adjoining in the parish of Charlton Adam formerly in the possession of Christian Ham, afterwards of Robert Gillet deceased, late of William Andrews & Amy his wife & now of Prankard, with the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, issues & profits, for 1 year from date. Rent, 1 peppercorn payable at end of term if demanded.
Unsigned. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold; device, a Cupid. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; vermin-eaten in eight places. Three 6d stamps. No endorsement as to execution.

Cheddon Fitzpaine deeds  DD\SAS\H/104/17  [n.d.]

COUNTERPART MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/104/17/1  1687

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1686, Mar.3. John Davidge of Cheddon Fitzpaine, gent., only son & heir of William Davidge, deceased, who was only brother & heir of John Davidge, Esq., to John Bush of Langport Eastover, gent., for £500 OF 1 Messuage, Tenement & Cottage and 10a. of land called Roford ground with the appurtenances in Cheddon or Cheddon Fitz-paine, formerly in the tenure of John Davidge, gent., deceased, grandfather of the mortgagor, & since in the tenure of the said John Davidge, Esq., deceased; 4a. of pasture called Lovelandes or Lullands; 6a. of land, meadow and pasture called Short Waterleetes or Six Acres, sometimes parcel of Richard Marshwelles Tenement; parcel of land called Allones (2a.) with the appurtenances, parcel of a tenement sometimes in the occupation of Wilmott Werrall, widdow, - all which were sometimes in the occupation of John, the said grandfather deceased & after of the said John Davidge; Esq., deceased with the premises belonging; 1 piece of arable ground in Cheddon called Milfeildes (7a.) with the appurtenances late in the tenure of John Davidge, Esq., deced.; 1 messuage with the appurtenances in Cheddon called Northwalls or Norralls; 2a. of land called homelandes; 1a. of land called Blackemeade; 1 close of arable land called Cashford (2a.); 1a. 3yds. of meadow in a common meadow called Theyn Moore with the Oxen Shuttes to the 1a. 3yds belonging; late also in the tenure of John Davidge, Esq., deceased; all other premises with the appurtenances in Cheddon or Cheddon Fitzpaine late in the tenure of the said John Davidge, Esq., deceased; the reversions remainders, rents & services, with the appurtenances & the title deeds.
[From 1688], 1687, Mar.4 for 1000 years without impeachment of waste at one peppercorn annual rent payable at Michaelmas if demanded. Proviso as to determination on payment by mortgagor of £530 on [1688], 1687, Mar.4 at the house of John Bush in Langport Eastover. John Davidge covenants as to estate of inheritance in fee simple in the premises & right to mortgage; as to payment of £530 on the date mentioned or, in default, mortgagee's peaceable enjoyment; indemnity; freedom from incumbrances; legal assurance within 10 years. Bush covenants, on due payment of £530 as to return of title deeds delivered to him at the execution of the present deed & scheduled as follows:-
1. 1618, April 22. Tripartite deed between (a) John Davidge & ors., (b) Richard Warre & John Syms, Esqs., (c) John Davidge, Junr. & John God & executed by Warre & Syms.
2. 1622, May 17, Indenture between (a) John Hare & ors., (b) John & Christian Davidge.
3. 1625, Oct.20. Release Christian Davidge to her father John Davidge.
4. 1626, Nov.30. Indenture between John Davidge, father & son.
5. 1628, Nov.6. Will of John Davidge.
6. 1635, Oct.2. Grant or Surrender Katherine to her son John Davidge.
7. Indenture, John Davidge to Walter Granger.
8 1637, 1636, Mar.23. Tripartite Indenture between (a) John Davidge, (b) Roger Wood & ors., (c) Richard Culme, Esq., & William Ritherdon, being a jointure to Mrs.Mary Wood executed by Davidge.
Signature of Bush on fold. Red wax seal impressed on paper slotted through the fold; device, a crest, a wreath surmounted by a leopard passant carrying a trefoil. Parchment, 2 skins, each indented; needleholes down left side of outer. Endorsement as to execution including Memorandum that the £500 is the money of Millicent Trevillian, daughter-in-law of John Bush whose name is used in the mortgage in trust for Millicent; witnesses, Ni[First letter doubtful] Marshall, W Harvey, Robt Talbot, Jona: Whetham, Jo Huish
See also DD\SAS\H/104/17/2

COUNTERPART MORTGAGE  DD\SAS\H/104/17/2  1688

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1687, 4 Jas.II, Mar.5. Same parties for £550 OF the same parcels [See DD\SAS\H/104/17/1; variations in Spellings are Fitzpayne, Marshwells, Millfeilds, Blacke meade, Theine more] from[1689], 1688, Mar.6 for 1000 years at the same rent [See DD\SAS\H/104/17/1]. Proviso as to determination on payment by mortgagor of £583 on [1689], 1688, Mar.6 at the dwelling house of Iohn Bush in Langport Estover. Covenants & Schedule of deeds as in DD\SAS\H/104/17/1.
Signature of Bush on fold. Black wax seal impressed on paper slotted through the fold; device, a shield, the lower half three bars wavy surmounted by a demi horse salient. Parchment two skins, each indented; needle-holes down left side of the outer, a hole vermin eaten through the centre of the two skins & at the lower left side of the outer, which are both shrivelled by damp which has obliterated the ink in places. No endorsement.
[See also DD\SAS\H/104/17/1]

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/104/18  1756

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29 Geo.II, Ap.2. Henry Weston, Esq., surviving executor of the will of Jane Onslow, widow, deceased (executrix of the will of Denzill Onslow, Esq., her late husband, who was surviving executor & trustee named in the will of Dame Priscilla Rolle, late of Jermin Street in the Parish of St James, Middlesex, widow, deceased), to William Walters of Chedzoy, yeoman, for £5.10.0 paid by Walters to John Melliar, appointed receiver of the rents & profits of the Manor of Chedzoy & by him to be accounted for before Peter Holford, Esq., which fine is approved by Holford as appears by his report of March 24 last & by his subscribing his name in the margin of the present lease; OF a dwelling house, outhouses, garden & backside (3"rodds"); 1 "rodd" of arable ground adjoining & lying in a field called Hurtimfield; 2a. of arable land at Hurtim Bridge in the same field; ½a. of arable land at a place called Somerton Door in the East Field of Chedzoy - which premises are moiety of a messuage & tenement (7a.) in Chedzoy & parcel of the Manor of Chedzoy & were late in the tenure of John Norris, since of John Phillips, deceased, & now in the possession of Walters; together with appurtenances (timber trees of oak, ash & elm, young trees, slips & saplings likely to become timber trees, and all pollard trees excepted). From the deaths of the said John Norris & of John Crane, son of Joseph Crane of Chedzoy, yeoman, deceased, for 99 years determinable on the life of Elizabeth, widow of the said John Phillips (aged 20); in trust for Elizabeth & her assigns. Rent, payable to Weston or to the Lord(s) or Lady(s) of the fee, 5/4¼ p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot or Farliffe, 15/4; suit of Court at the Court & Courts Baron for the Manor of Chedzoy. Lessee covenants as to payment of rent & heriot; repair, cleansing & maintenance of the premises including their hedges, ditches, fences & bounds & all other ways, ditches, rhines & "Sluces" in the Manor maintained by the tenant of the said premises in respect thereof, on pain of forfeit of the premises; payment of reasonable sums imposed by the Court of the Manor. If payment of rent or heriot be 30 days in arrears & after lawful demand no sufficient distress can be levied, the lease to be void.
Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment.
Signature of Weston on fold. Red wax seal, left side imperfect, impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold; device, a plant[?] & a cupid; inscription "PEV A PEV". Parchment, indented; one small slit repaired with an 18th century paper backing, needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Margin inscribed "24th March 1756 Between the Right Honourable Sir Robert Walpole Knight of the Most Noble order of the Garter & others Plaintiffs Charles Edwin & others by Bill of Revivor & Supplemental Defendants This is one other of the Leases to Wm. Walters mentioned in my Report of this date which I have approved of P:Holford." Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo:Cook, Iames Delearne; (2) "(82)".

Cothelstone deeds  DD\SAS\H/104/19  [n.d.]

2 FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/104/19/1-2  1582

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25 Eliz., in the morrow of Holy Trinity. between Iohn Stalenge, plt., and John Shurte, defor. OF one messuage garden and orchard, 10a. of land, 10a. of meadow & 20a. of pasture with the appurtenances in Cotheleston, Kingston & Toulton. Shurte for himself & his heirs warrants to Stalenge & his heirs who gives Shurte £40.
Parchment, 2 skins, the first indented at top and left side, the second at top & right. Latin.

PROBATE OF THE WILL  DD\SAS\H/104/20  1723

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[Month & day left blank]. dated 1721/2, Jan.16, of Mary Stag of Croscombe, widow, bequeathing:- (1) to her son Hugh Stag, 1 shilling; (2) to Thomas, son of her son Stephen Stag, 1 guinea; (3) to her daughter Mary, wife of Thomas Iles, best red cloth coat, large white "whittle" & one of the beds in the little chamber with all the furniture belonging; (4) to granddaughter Mary Iles, wedding ring, she paying to her sister Elizabeth Iles, 10/- out of the profit of the said ring; (5) to granddaughter Ann Iles, silver dram dish; (6) to grandchildren Susanna & Mary Stag, children of her son Hugh, 1 guinea to be equally divided between them; (7) to daughter-in-law Sarah Stag, 1/-; (8) to Sarah's two Children Elizabeth & Sarah, 1/- a piece; (9) to grandchild Mary Stag another of Sarah's daughters, great brass[bowl ink scaled away]; (10) to said grandchild Sarah, suit of sad coloured curtains & "vallions" if she attains 21 years, other wise to remain to the executors named hereafter; (11) to testator's brother John Martin, 20/-; (12) to Elizabeth his wife & to Sarah his daughter, 1/- a piece; (13) to Isbell Mark, 1/-; (14) to testator's son-in-law Thomas Harvey, half a guinea; (15) to testator's daughter Elizabeth Mason, 1 guinea; (16) to Thomas George of Croscombe & Edward Smithfeild of Ham, house called the Bakehouse in Croscombe for residue of term unexpired at time of testator's decease to the following uses:- rents & profits for the use of Stephen Stag her son until he has been paid £10 & thereafter the trustees at their discretion shall lay out the rents & profits for the maintenance, preferment & education of the child & children of testator's daughter Mary Iles & likewise of her; (17) to testator's grandchild Abell Iles, £3 towards putting him out apprentice when he attains 14 years; (18) to grandson Joseph Harvey, 1 piece of gold with a hole in it, about 10/- value, and 50/- towards placing him apprentice; (19) to granddaughter Ann Iles when she comes of age, spruce Chest, otherwise to Mary Iles her sister; (20) to granddaughter Elizabeth Iles, box in the Shuffle board chamber; (21) to grandson Stephen Iles, half a guinea; (22) residue (excepting bo[...]ie[ink scaled away] serge coat & cotton whittle bequeathed to her daughter Elizabeth Mason & the remaining wearing apparel to testator's daughter Mary Iles) to testator's sons & daughters, Hugh & Stephen Stag, Mary Iles & Elizabeth Mason who are made joint executors & executrixes; Thomas George & Edward Smithfeild are appointed as trustees & bequeathed half a guinea as acknowledgement "for their respects unto me". Witnesses, Richard Bryant, John Richates, the mark of Richard Blenman.
Probate granted at Wells on the above date to Hugh Stagg, Mary, wife of Thomas Iles & Elizabeth wife of Richard Mason
Paper covered red wax seal on parchment tag slotted through fold. Parchment, 2 skins; needle-holes down each side of outer, marked by damp & ink much scaled off. Two 5/- stamps on the inner. Endorsement on outer "SEREL COLL."

Cossington, deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/105  [n.d.]

COSSINGTON  DD\SAS\H/105/21  [n.d.]

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/105/21/1a  1771

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11 Geo.III, June 17. at 1 peppercorn rent. Parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/-.
Signature, etc. as below but one seal only.

RELEASE John Smart of Enfield, Middlesex  DD\SAS\H/105/21/1b  1771

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11 Geo.III, June 18. Gentleman, to Thomas Tringham of Cheapside, London, mercer, for making him a tenant to a precipe for suffering a Recovery and for 10/- OF capital messuage or tenement, garden, orchards & appurtenances; close of land called the Coppice now planted as an orchard; close of pasture ground called Wine Yard (16a.) close of pasture ground called Little Horse Croft (6a.); piece of pasture ground called Great Horse Croft (10a.); piece of pasture ground called Blackland Close (12a.); piece of meadow ground called Withebedds Close (19a.); close of pasture ground called the Ten Acres (10a.); 4 closes of pasture ground called East Mouths [or Months?] (26a.); close of meadow called South Horse Crofts (3a.) - all in the parish of Cussington; piece of Turbary or heath ground in the parishes of Cussington and Chilton; the reversions, remainders, rents, issues & profits. The above parties and Iohn Curtis of Enfield, Middlesex, gentleman, covenant as to writ of entry being brought by the last, before the end of the present Trinity Term, against Tringham returnable in the Court of Common Pleas, Westminster, and as to the suffering of a Common Recovery with double vouchers to the use of Smart, his heirs & assigns
Signature of Smart on fold. Three red wax seals impressed on three pink tapes slotted through the fold; device, a four-legged beast, rampant, in a scroll work design. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Thos. Davids, Stationer in Cliffords Inn, Willm. Meddon of the same Place; (2) "No. 5".
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/2]

EXEMPLIFICATION OF A COMMON RECOVERY  DD\SAS\H/105/21/2  1771

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11 Geo.III, June 19. with double voucher. John Curtis, demandant, Thomas Tringham, tenant, John Smart & Thomas Francis, vouchees OF premises as in DD\SAS\H/105/21/1b.
Seal in tin case on parchment tag. Parchment; needle-holes down each side. Two 5/- stamps. Endorsement, "No. 6".
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/1&8]

Manor of Cossington LEASE  DD\SAS\H/105/21/3  1772

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12 Geo.III, Feb.18. Sir John Gresham of Barrow Green, Surry, Baronett, to Joseph Gibson the elder of Cossington, yeoman, on surrender of two leases, dated[1691], 1690, Jan.20, determinable on the death of John Bult, and 1751, July 1, determinable on the deaths of the said Ioseph & of Joseph his son; and for £6 fine OF close of meadow or pasture land (6a.) called Goldclose in the parish and Manor of Cossington with the appurtenances (timber, other trees & young saplin gs likely to become timber trees, reserved to lessor & rights of felling & removal). For 99 years determinable on the lives of the said Joseph (aged 72), Joseph his son (aged 37) & Love Gibson, daughter of Joseph the younger & granddaughter of Joseph the elder (aged 13). Rent 3/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas.
Heriot or Farlien 5/-, with proviso as to the heriot not being payable if the lives die other than in the order they stand named. Lessee covenants as to payment of rent; doing Suit of Court for the Manor of Cossington, being ruled by the Steward & Homage & discharge of manorial payments; repair & maintenance of premises & peacable surrender. Proviso that if rent is 30 days in arrears after lawful demand & no sufficient distress can be had on the premises or if the lessee commits waste to the value of 10/- or above & does not sufficiently amend it within three months after notice given, lessor has right of re-entry. Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment. Proviso that when any question shall arise in any court of justice as to existence of the lives mentioned the persons then interested under the lease must prove them in being or in default of proof they shall be deemed dead.
Signature of Gresham on fold. One red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a male head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, William Vinton, Thomas C1[a the a is doubtful, it & the last letter being smudged]; (2) "Surrd July 1773"
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/4 & 10]

Manor of Cossington COUNTERPART LEASE as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3.  DD\SAS\H/105/21/4  1772

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12 Geo.III, Feb.18. Mark of Ioseph Gibson Senr. on fold. One black wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold; device indecipherable. Parchment, etc., & stamp as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3. Endorsement (1) as to execution; witnesses Ino. Knight, Edw:d Townsend; (2) as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3.
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/3 & 5]

Manor of Cossington COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/105/21/5  1772

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12 Geo.III, Feb.18. same parties, on surrender of lease, dated 1752, Aug.1 determinable on the deaths of the said Joseph, Joseph his son and Thomas Meaker; and for £6 fine OF several closes of meadow and pasture, namely:- in Newland Close Meadow 1½a; in Common Reed Meadow ¼a.; 2½. of meadow called Moorclose; 3 yds. of pasture called Trewitts; 1 close of pasture called South-Close (5 yds.); 1 close of pasture called West Field (5 yds.) - 5½a. in all in the parish & Manor of Cossington, formerly in the possession of Richard Farthing but now & for many years past of the lessee, with the appurtenances (timber, etc., as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3, reserved). For 99 years determinable on the lives of Joseph the son (aged 37), Thomas Meaker (aged 47) & John Gibson the younger, grandson (aged 2). Rent as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3. Heriot or Farlien, 8/- with similar proviso Covenants & provisos as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3.
Mark etc., as DD\SAS\H/105/21/4. Endorsed also "13 May 1808 Exd EB"
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/4&6]

Manor of Cossington COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/105/21/6  1772

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12 Geo.III, Feb.18. same parties, for £6 OF close of coarse pasture ground called Brookehays (3a.) in the parish & Manor of Cossington in the possession of William Stock with the appurtenances (timber etc., as in DD\SAS\H/105/21/3 reserved). For 99 years determinable on the life of Joseph, son of Joseph Gibson of Cossington & grandson of the lessor (aged 6); commencing from the deaths of William and John Stock.
Rent as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3 beginning at the first half yearly feast after commencement of term. Heriot or Farlien 6/-. Covenants & provisos as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3.
Mark & seal as DD\SAS\H/104/21/4; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, etc., as DD\SAS\H/105/21/4. Endorsed also "(23)".
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/6&11]

Manor of Woollavington Pym and Throgmorton. COUNTER PART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/105/21/7  1772

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13 Geo.III, Dec.3. Sir Thomas Pym Hales of Howletts, Kent, Baronet, to John Evered of Bridgwater, Esq., for £210 OF messuage or tenement called Grabhams containing in all 47a. 1r. of land, meadow & pasture with the appurtenances; 6a. of pasture at Cley Pitts formerly enclosed in two parcels out of the Common Field of Woollavington - all in the parishes of Woollavington and Cossington, parts of the Manor of Woollavington Pym and Throgmorton formerly in the possession of Henry Gibbs, deceased, late of John his son & now of the lessee, with the appurtenances (Timber trees, metals, mines & quarries & sporting rights, namely, hawking, hunting, fishing & fowling, reserved to lessor). For 99 years determinable on the lives of Robert (aged 18) & John (aged 16) both sons of William Evered, nephew of the lessee commencing on termination of the present estate, for the residue of a term of 99 years determinable on the death of Robert son of the lessee. Rent, £1.3.0 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast day after commencement of term. Heriot, £4.6.0 payable only if Robert & John die as they stand named. All other dues & payments in respect of the premises to be rendered; suit of court for the said Manor to be done & the lessee to be ruled by the Steward or officer & Homage; to repair & maintain the premises & peacably leave them. Lessee covenants to observe the above. Proviso that if payments or dues are 20 days in arrears, if lessee commits wast to the value of 40/- or above of allows the premises to decay without compounding within 3 months after notice given, lessor has right of re-entry. Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment
Signature of lessee on fold. One red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a shield with bend sinister invected charged with a lion[?] rampant. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Thos. Doole, Thos. Symes Junr; (2) "(39)"

RELEASE John Smart of Enfield, Middlesex, gentleman  DD\SAS\H/105/21/8  1773

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13 Geo.III, Mar.25. and Dorothy his wife to Nathaniel George Petre of Serle St. in the parish of St. Clement Danes, Middlesex, gentleman, who has contracted for the purchase of the fee simple & inheritance free from incumbrances of the premises, for £2100, by virtue of a Bargain & Sale for a year, consideration 5/-, made the preceding day, OF premises as DD\SAS\H/105/21/1b; estate at law, in equity & in possession reversion remainder expectancy or otherwise; and title deeds - to Petre & his heirs.
Releasor covenants as to levying a fine before Easter term next or some subsequent term to the use of Petre his heirs & assigns; estate of inheritance in fee simple; right to release; peaceable enjoyment; indemnity; freedom from incumbrances (except subsisting Leases of any part of the turbaries); further legal assurance within 10 years.
Signatures of releasors on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on to 2 green tapes slotted through fold; devices defaced. Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each.
One 2/6 stamp on each skin. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses Chas. Saxon, Sam: Walker; (2) Receipt for consideration money signed by John Smart; same witnesses; (3) "No7".
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/2 & 9]

DECLARATION OF TRUST Nathaniel George Petre  DD\SAS\H/105/21/9  1773

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13 Geo.III, Mar.25. as DD\SAS\H/105/21/8 to John Knight of Axminster, Devon, Esq. (Reciting (1) Lease & release as above (2) that the consideration money therein was that of the said John Knight for whom Petre acted as trustee) Petre covenants to convey at Knight's charge the premises free of incumbrances to the use of Knight or whomsoever he directs.
Signature of Petre on fold. Red wax seal impressed on green tape slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings almost defaced. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses Chas. Saxon, Edwd. Bacon; (2) No. 9
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/8 & 10]

2 FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/105/21/10a-b  [1774]

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14 Geo.III in eight days of St. Hilary [Jan.13] Nathaniel George Petre, plt., John Smart & Dorothy his wife deforts OF 1 messuage, 1 dove house, 4 gardens, 2 orchards, 180a. of land; 100a. of meadow, 100a. of pasture, common of pasture for all manner of cattle, common of turbary, with the appurtenances in the parishes of Cussington and Chilton. Warranty, John & Dorothy for them & the heirs of John & of Dorothy to Nathaniel & his heirs who gives them £400.
Parchment, 2 skins the first indented top & left side; the second top & right. DD\SAS\H/105/21/10 a endorsed "No.8"
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/9 & 18]

Manor of Cossington. COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/105/21/11  1773

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Ap.29 Sir John Gresham of Tetsy-place, Surry, Baronet, to Richard King of Grenton. yeoman, for £84 fine OF close of meadow called Whichey (8a.); close of meadow called Newland (1½a.) in the parish and Manor of Cossington in the possession of the lessee. From the deaths of Jane (lessee's now wife) for 99 years determinable on the lives of the lessee (aged 40) and Joseph Clarke (aged 11), son of John Clarke of Street, yeoman. Rent, 7/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot or Farlien, 6/8 with proviso as in DD\SAS\H/105/21/3. Lessee covenants as to payment of rent & heriot; doing suit of court for the said Manor & being ruled by the Steward and Homage; repair & maintenance of gates, posts, bars, stiles bridges, roynes and fences; leaving premises at end of term in good repair without waste. Proviso that if rent, heriot or part thereof is 20 days in arrears & unpaid after lawful demand & no sufficient distress can be found or if lessee commits waste to the value of 20/- or above without repairing or compounding in 3 months after notice given, lessor has right of re-entry. Lessor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment with proviso as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3.
Signature of lessee on fold. One red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a human head, almost obliterated. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements (1) as to execution: witnesses, Ino. Knight, John Cranch; (2) "13 May 1808 Exd. EB Jur"
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/6 & 12]

Manor of Cossington COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/105/21/12  1773

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13 Geo.III, July 1. Sir John Gresham of Tetsy place, Surry, Baronet to Joseph Gibson the elder of Cossington, yeoman, on surrender of Lease, dated 1769, Aug. 1, determinable on the deaths of the said Joseph and Jane & Joseph Gibson, his grandchildren; and for 2 guineas fine, OF close of arable or pasture ground called Cousney-close (4a.) now in the possession of the said Joseph & in the parish and Manor of Cossington, bounded on the south by a close in the possession of Mr Smith, on the west by the Common drove or way called the Broad-drove, on the east by a common field called Cousney Little-field, and on the north by a close of ground in the holding of Mr. Oswald - and the appurtenances (timber, etc., as in 21 (3) reserved). For 99 years determinable on the lives of Iane Gibson [age left blank], Joseph Gibson, the grandchild (aged 8) and Mary Gibson, another grandchild (aged 17).
Rent 1/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot or Farlien 3/- with proviso as in DD\SAS\H/105/21/3. Covenants and provisos as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3.
Mark of lessee on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold; device, a monogram almost obliterated. Parchment, indented: needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses Ino. Knight, John Cranch: (2) "No. (45)": (3) "13 May 1808 Exd. E B Iur
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/11 & 13]

Manor of Cossington COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/105/21/13  1773

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14, Geo.III. July 1. same parties, on surrender of Lease, dated 1772, Feb.18, determinable on the deaths of the said Joseph, Joseph his son & Love Gibson his grand-daughters [see DD\SAS\H/105/21/3]; and for 6 guineas fine OF Gold-Close. Parcels, reservations, term, rent, heriot, provisos & covenants as DD\SAS\H/105/21(3) except that the lives are:- Joseph the son (aged 38) & Love (aged 14) and John (aged 4), children of Joseph the son.
Mark, etc., as DD\SAS\H/105/21/12 except that the second endorsement is "No" (35)".
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/3, 12 & 14]

Manor of Cossington COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/105/21/14  1773

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13 Geo.III, July 1. same parties, on surrender of Lease, dated 1767, Nov.20, determinable on the deaths of the said Joseph and of Mary & Love Gibson his grand-daughters; and for 2 guineas fine OF close of meadow or pasture ground called Vang's (1½a.) in the parish and manor of Cossington in the possession of the lessee, bounded on the south & west with the Common Drove, on the north with lands of Sir John Gresham in the possession of Mary Good, widow, & on the east with lands of Mr Drawwater - with the appurtenances (waived goods, goods of felons & fugitives & felons of themselves, deodands & all other royalties, casual profits & franchises reserved to lessor). For 99 years determinable on the lives of the said Mary (aged 17) & Love (aged 15) & of Patience Gibson (aged 1) another grand-daughter. Rent, 2/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot or Farlien. 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/105/21(3). Covenants and provisos as DD\SAS\H/105/21/11 except that the items mentioned to be kept in repair are;- gates, posts, bars, stiles, banks, hedges, ditches, bridges and fences.
Mark, etc., as DD\SAS\H/105/21/12
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/13 & 15]

Manor of Cossington COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/105/21/15  1773

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13 Geo.III, Aug.3. Sir John Gresham of Titsey place, Surry, Baronet, to Thomas Boone of Cossington, yeoman, on an absolute surrender of three Leases (1)[1728]1727, Jan.1 determinable on the death of Thomas Theare of Cossington yeoman; (2) 1760 May 19, determinable on the death of Thomas Boone; (3) 1760, Aug. 5, determinable on the death of Ann, wife of Thomas Boone; and for £21 fine, OF 2 closes of meadow ground called the Pound closes (9a. and 4a.) in Cossington parcel of the Manor of Cossington, formerly in the possession of William Hooper deceased, since of Robert Theare deceased but now of Thomas Boone - with the appurtenances. For 99 years determinable on the lives of Thomas (aged 43), Ann his wife (aged 35) & Iohn their son (aged 2). Rent, 10/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot or farlien 6/8, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/105/21?3). Lessee covenants as to payment of rent & heriot; doing suit of court for the said Manor & being ruled by the Steward and Homage; repair and maintenance of premises; leaving same at end of term in good repair without waste. If rent heriot or part thereof is 20 days in arrears & unpaid after lawful demand & no sufficient distress can be found lessor has right of reentry. Lessor covenants with proviso as DD\SAS\H/105/21/11
Signature of Thomas on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold.
Parchment, etc., as DD\SAS\H/105/21/12 except that the second endorsement is "No 28."
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/14 & 16]

Manor of Cossington COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/105/21/16  1774

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14 Geo.III, Jan. 8. Sir John Gresham, as DD\SAS\H/105/21/15, to Joseph Gibson the elder of Cossington, yeoman, for £6.6.0 OF close of meadow ground called Newland (3a.) in the parish and Manor of Cossington formerly in the possession of William Cullen but now of the said Ioseph-with the appurtenances (timber, etc., as DD\SAS\H/105/21/3, reserved). From the deaths of Joseph Gibson, son of the lessee, & Joseph's son Joseph, grandson of lessee for 99 years determinable on the life of John Gibson, another grandson of lessee (aged 4). Rent, 2/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day beginning at the first such feast after commencement of term.
Farlien, 4/-. Lessee covenants as to payment of rent & farlien; suit & service of court; being ruled by the Steward & Homage; repair of hedges, ditches, gates, bars, posts, fences and inclosures and leaving premises at end of term in good repair; if rent, farlien or part thereof is 30 days in arrears & unpaid after lawful demand & no sufficient distress can be found or if lessee does waste to the value of 20/- or above without repairing or compounding within 3 months after notice given, lessor has right of re-entry. Lessor covenants with proviso as DD\SAS\H/105/21/11.
Mark of Joseph on fold. Black wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold; device a male head, helmetted; inscription " ADM'L v[.....five letters indecipherable.] Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Robert Their John Cranch; (2) "(22)"; (3) "13 May 1808 Exd. E B Jur.
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/15 & 17]

Manor of Cossington COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/105/21/17  1774

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14 Geo.III, Aug.19. Sir John Gresham, as DD\SAS\H/105/21/15, to Lancelot Saint Albyn of Bath, clerk, for £62-10. OF 3 closes of meadow or pasture called the Moor closes (25a.) in the parish & Manor of Cossington late in the possession of James Jeanes, Esq., but now of the lessee (timber & other trees & saplings, royalties, casual profits & franchises incident to the Manor reserved to lessor). From the deaths of Joice Morse (formerly called Stock but now wife of John Morse of Cossington, yeoman) & John Stock of the same, yeoman, for 99 years determinable on the life of Anna Maria Saint Albyn, wife of lessee, (aged 47). Rent, 18/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Heriot, £2 - 10. Covenants and provisos as DD\SAS\H/105/21/11, except that instead of "roynes and fences", appears "fences and inclosures"
Signature of lessee on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; the left hand margin contains marginal headings as guide notes to the contents of the deed. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Danl. Lysons M.D.Bath, Wm. Gravenor Bristol; (2) "(14)", (3) the name of the first existing life appears in the descriptive endorsement as "Moss" instead of "Morse"
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/16]

BARGAIN & SALE  DD\SAS\H/105/21/18  1775

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15 Geo.III, June 24. Nathaniel George Petre of Serle Street in the Parish of St. Clement Danes. Middlesex, gentleman, by direction of John Knight of Axminster, Devon, Esq., to Iohn Tucker of Cussington, Esq., (Reciting (1) Lease & Release, dated 1773, Mar.24 & 25 (See 21(8); (2) that in pursuance of covenant in the latter a fine was levied by John & Dorothy Smart to Petre & his heirs as of 14 Geo.III, Hilary Term (See DD\SAS\H/105/21(10)a-b); (3) Declaration of Trust 21(9); (4) that an absolute purchase in fee simple has been agreed), for £3000 paid to Knight OF premises as DD\SAS\H/105/21/8. From Mar 25 last past to the use of Tucker, his heirs & assigns. Petre covenants as to freedom from incumbrances. Knight covenants as to estate of inheritance in fee simple & right to convey; peaceable enjoyment free of incumbrances (except subsisting leases of any part of the turbaries); further legal assurance within 10 years but without covenant or warranty other than against the parties entering into the same or their heirs & without their having to travel from their places of abode. All present parties declare that all legal assurances of the premises shall be construed to the use of Tucker his heirs & assigns.
Signatures of Petre & Knight on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on two green tapes slotted through the fold; devices, (1) armorial bearings; (2) monogram. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; in the left hand margin is written "The Execution of this Deed was Acknowledged by Nathaniel George Petre Party hereto the 7th day of Septr. 1775 and by him desired to be Inrolld Wm. de Gray". Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Chas. Saxon, Sam: Walker; (2) Receipt by Knight for consideration money; same witnesses; (3) "No. 11", (4) Nathl. Rowe Roll 141" [See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/9 & 19]

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/105/21/19a  1776

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16 Geo.III, Mar.21. at 1 pepper corn rent. Parties, parcels, etc. as under. Consideration 5/-.
Signature & seal of Tucker only on fold. Parchment, etc., as under. Endorsement as to execution only. Fastened with parchment tie lower left corner, to 21/19a.

MORTGAGE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/105/21/19b  1776

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16 Geo.III, Mar.22. Iohn Tucker of Cussington, gentleman, to Harry Albin Martin of Bruton, gentleman for £2500 (the sum mentioned to be consideration money in an Indenture of Mortgage of even date between the same parties of lands in Burnham) OF Capital Messuage or tenement with the garden, orchard & appurtenances; orchard called the Coppice, being formerly a Coppice; close of arable land called Wine Yard (16a.); 2 closes of meadow or pasture called Horsecrofts (12a.); 1 closes of meadow or pasture called Blackland close (12a.); 1 closes of meadow or pasture called Withybeds (19a.) 1 closes of meadow or pasture called the ten acres (10a.); 1 closes of meadow or pasture called East Months (6a.) - all in Cussington now in the possession of Tucker; piece of turbary or heath ground in the parishes of Cussington & Chilton now in the same possession; with the appurtenances, reversions remainders, rents issues & profits; estate at law & in equity. To Martin his heirs & assigns with proviso that on repayment by Tucker of £2500 (that being the principle sum mentioned in the mortgage) & interest on Sept.23 next without deduction for taxes Martin at his own charges will convey the premises to Tucker free of incumbrances & charges made in the intermediate time. Tucker covenants as to repayment &, in default, as to (1) Martin's peaceable enjoyment free of incumbrances, (2) further legal assurance Martin covenants that if while the principal sum remains owing Tucker pays by half yearly payments on Sept.22 & March 22 or within 3 months of those dates £100 p.a. (at the rate of 4%) & so on in proportion, Martin will accept the same in satisfaction of the interest at the rate of 6% hereinbefore covenanted to be paid & will give receipts as if the whole interest of the principal sum at the rate of 5% were actually paid.
Signatures of Tucker & Martin on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on two pieces of white tape slotted through the fold; device a human head, almost defaced. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Richard Colborne, Iohn Penny; (2) receipt for £2500; same witnesses; (3) "No. 12"
[See also DD\SAS\H/105/21/18]

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/105/21/20a  1776

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16 Geo.III, June 10. at 1 peppercorn rent, Sir John Gresham (only) as below. Second party, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/-.
Signature & seal of Sir John only on fold.
Parchment, etc., as under. Endorsements (1) as to execution only: (2) "Deeds From No23 to 28 Sr I: Gresham - Sd[?] Mr Allen - 1776"

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/105/21/20b  1776

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16 Geo.III, June 11. Sir John Gresham (as DD\SAS\H/105/21/15 and Dame Henrietta Maria Gresham, his wife, by the direction of Benjamin Allen of Bridgwater, Esq., to Joseph White of Middle Temple, London, gentleman, (Reciting that Sir John is seized in fee simple of the premises below mentioned which Allen has contracted to purchase absolutely) for £13,000 (the same sum mentioned in an intended Bargain & Sale of even date to be enrolled in the Court of Kings Bench) OF the Manors or Lordships, or reputed such, of Cossington & Rooksbridge with their rights, members & appurtenances & hereditaments; the Manor or reputed such of Ford with their rights, members & with the demesne lands, grange & farm called Ford or Fords Farm in Bawdrip, Cossington & Moorlinch; Tithes of corn, grain, hay, wool & other tythes in the last mentioned premises; all other Manors or Lordships or reputed such & hereditaments in Cossington, East Bagborough, East Brent, South Brent, Lympsham, Rooksbridge, East Pennard, West Pennard, Stoiell, Sutton. Petherton, Chelton, Eddington, Catcut, Westand or Westone, Andersfield, Bawdrop or Bawdrip, Moorlinch, Ham, Woollavington, Glastonbury, Mark, Badgworth, Blackford Episcopi, Burnham & Huntspill with the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents & profits; estate at law, in equity & in possession reversion expectant; and the title deeds.
Sir Iohn covenants as to levying of a Fine before the end of Trinity or some subsequent term to the use of White his heirs & assigns in trust for Allen, his heirs & assigns; as to state of inheritance in fee simple (in spite of anything done by Sir Iohn or by Edwin Hoskins late of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, Esq.); right to convey; peaceable enjoyment of estate, & of rents & profits from Oct.10 last past; indemnity; further legal assurance within ten years without further warranty or covenants than against the persons assuring or their having to travel from their places of abode.
Signatures of releasors on fold. Three red wax seals impressed on three black tapes slotted through the fold; devices, armorial bearings (2) largely defaced. Parchment, 3 skins, the outermost indented; needle-holes down each side of each. One 2/6 stamp on each. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, W Ainge Lincolns Inn, Wm Chamberlayn; (2) receipt for consideration money signed Iohn Gresham; same witnesses; (3) "No. 9"

2 FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/105/21/21a-b  [1776]

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16 Geo.III, the morrow of Holy Trinity [June 3.] between Ioseph White, gent., plt., and Sir Iohn Gresham Bart: & Henrietta Maria his wife, deforts OF the Manors of Cossington, Rooksbridge & Ford with the appurtenances; 30 messuages; 20 cottages, 20 gardens; 20 orchards, 500a. of land, 550a. of meadow, 600a. of pasture, 60a. of wood, 1000a. of furze & heath, 1000a. of moor, 1200a. of marsh, common of pasture for all manner of cattle & common of turbary with the appurtenances in Cossington...........Huntspill[as in DD\SAS\H/105/21/20b] & all tithes in the parishes of Bawdrop or Bawdrip, Cossington & Moorlinch. Warranty, Iohn & Henrietta Maria for them & the heirs of Iohn to Ioseph & his heirs who gives them £2500.
Parchment, 2 skins; the first indented top & right side, the second top & left. Pinned together & to 21/21c by pin top left corner.

EXTRACT from Roll 86  DD\SAS\H/105/21/21c  1805

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Aug.13. examined with the entry at the Kings Silver Office, Elm Court, Temple on this date by Wm. Archer, of the said Fine, giving parties & parcels as above "counted by Serjeant Kempe"
Paper double sheet foolscap pinned as above.

Cossington, deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/112  [n.d.]

COSSINGTON deeds  DD\SAS\H/112/22  [n.d.]

LEASE Sarah West of the City of Westminster, spinster  DD\SAS\H/112/22/1  1721

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8 Geo.I, Aug.10. only daughter & heiress of Robert, Esq., lately deceased, to Sealey Lane of Chedzoy, yeoman, on absolute surrender of interest by virtue of lease on leases made to Iohn Lane his late father deceased or otherwise & for £180 OF dwellinghouse with barn, stall, backside & garden belonging (½a.); 3 yards of ground called the home backside whereon a house formerly stood called Lockes house & now consisting of a stall, garden orchard & backside; a piece of arable ground in the common North feild of Cosington (8a.); 2a.3r. of arable land in the East common feild of Cosington; dwelling house & tenement in the possession of Iohn Ayling; parcel of meadow or pasture ground called Witchey now lying in two closes (8a. & 5a. respectively); close of meadow ground called Morris's Witchey (8a.) - all at Cosington & parcel of the Manor of Cosington & for divers years past in the tenure of Iohn Lane deceased; & the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Sealey (aged 21), William Lane (aged 15) & Iohn Lane (aged 12), his brothers. Rent, £1.9.4 p.a. payable on Sept.29 & Mar.25. Heriot, £3.8, with proviso that no heriot is payable if the lives die other than in the order they stand named. Suit & service of Court to be done on reasonable summons as the other tenants, there to be sworn & join in presentments with the other tenants & to be ordered by the Steward & Homage.
Lessee covenants as to payment of rent, heriot & court monies; repair & maintainence of premises & of banks, hedges, ditches, gates, bars, posts, stiles, bridges & fences thereof, leaving same upon determination of lease in repair & without waste. Lessor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment & indemnity with proviso that if rent & heriot are in arrears by the space of 20 days & no sufficient distress can be found on the premises lessor has right of re-entry.
Signature of Sarah on fold. Slits for seal in fold, but seal missing. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Sarah West, W.Knight, junr; (2) "Maneriu' De Cosington"; (3) "Bridge"
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/2]

COUNTERPART Do.  DD\SAS\H/112/22/2  1721

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8 Geo.I, Aug.10.
Signature of Sealey on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold; device, a male head in profile, long curled hair, vandyke beard & moustache; inscription, CARO[LVS?]1.
Parchment & stamps as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Ion, Chinn, W.Knight junr; (2) No.(31); (3) "Maneriu' De cosington"; (4) "Bridges Lease Contains some Papers" (5) "Mr Broderip is desired to examine the enclosed Papers as relating to the Lease Dated 30 Jany 1758."; (6) "1814"
1789
25
36
61
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/1]

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/3  1721

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8 Geo.I, Aug.10. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Dorothy Tolman of Woolavington, spinster, for £18 OF close of meadow or pasture ground called Andrews newland (6a.) in the parish, & parcel of the Manor, of Cosington, now in the possession of Dorothy; & the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the life of Mary Paine, neice of Dorothy (aged 18, to commence from determination of Dorothy's estate by virtue of lease made by Iohn Brent, Esq., since deceased for 99 years determinable on the deaths of Dorothy & John Tolman her brother. Rent 4/6 p.a. payable at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 5/-. Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1]
Signature, etc. & Endorsement (1) as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1; (2) "42"; (3) "Maneriu' de Cosington".
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/1]

ASSIGNMENT  DD\SAS\H/112/22/4  1722

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9 Geo.I, Dec.17. Elizabeth Welch of Woolauington, widdow & relict of John Welch late of Woollauington, mercer, deceased, to Jane Hamlin of the same widdow (Reciting (1) that by Indenture, 1702, 1 Anne, Oct.5, Dorothy Bult of Monmouth St., parish of St.Giles in the feilds, City of Westminster, leased to John her house, common & backside with 1a. of meadow or pasture ground called New mead; ½a. arable land in the north Feild; ½a. in the south Feild; 1 yard of arable land in the east Feild in a furlong called Twibbick - all in the parish of Cossington; with the mill batch so much as belonged to Dorothy's right then in the tenure of John Bult ser of Cossington; for 999 years from date at 1 peppercorn rent under divers covenants therein; (2) that Iohn Welch died intestate & that Letters of Administration were granted by the ordinary to the said Elizabeth his widow, whereby she became interested in the premises for the residue of the term), for £35 OF the said premises, her estate therein & title deeds for residue of term under like conditions.
Elizabeth covenants as to right to assign; peaceable enjoyment; indemnity; further legal assurance.
Mark of Elizabeth on tag. Red wax seal, somewhat cracked, impressed on paper folded round parchment tag; device, a Tudor rose. Parchment, indented. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Clark, Thomas Jones, Hector Stone; (2) Receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Clarke & Stone only; (3) No 4.
[Manor of Cossington]: Mooreclose.

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/5  1722

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9 Geo.I, Dec.17. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/21/1) to Jane Hamlen of Cosington, widow, for £35 OF close of meadow ground called Mooreclose (4a.); in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington, now held by [ ] her widowhood according to the custom of the Manor & now in Iane's possession; and the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the lives of John Hamlen (aged 2) & Priscilla Hamlen (aged 3), son & daughter of William Hamlen of Cosington, yeoman; to commence from the determination of Jane's estate by virtue of her widowhood. Rent, 1/6 p.a. payable at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot 10/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22(1). Suit & service, etc.[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22(1)].
Mark of Jane (her initials) on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold; device, two palm leaves supporting a shield surmounted by a capital W, on the shield is a lion rampant. Parchment, indented: needle-holes down each side: torn at fold in one place. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Jon. Chinn, W: Knight Junr: (2) "Life in being Priscilla Chinn (formerly Hamlen)-"

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9 Geo.I, Feb.12. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Joseph Aish of Catcott, yeoman, for £35 OF close of arable or pasture ground called Boultings close (6a.); ½a. of arable land lying by Landshare in the Snakepipe close (2a.): 1r. of meadow in a common meadow called Broadmead; 2 closes of meadow or pasture ground called old Moorclose & Summer close (2a.); 1 close do. adjoining (1a.1r); 3a.3r. of meadow or pasture & heathy ground lying in Common with divers other lands - all at Catcott & parcel of the Manor of Cosington (15a.3r. in all), now & for dives years past in the holding of Ioseph; and the appurtenances (timber trees & other trees & young saplings likely to become trees reserved to lessor, her heirs & assigns). for 99 years, on the lives of Joseph Aish the younger (aged 25) & James Aish (aged 15) (sons of the lessee), to commence from determination of lessee's present estate for remainder of a term of 99 years determinable on his own death. Rent, 3/8 p.a. payable at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 7/4 with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc.[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/21/1]
Signature of lessee on fold. Red wax seal. parchment & stamps as DD\SAS\H/112/22/2. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Rocke, W: Knight junr; (2) "Cosington Mannor"; (3) "11".

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9 Geo.I, Feb.14. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Henry Pollard of Woollavington, yeoman, on absolute surrender of interest of Dorothy Tolman of Woollavington, spinster, in the premises by virtue of two leases thereof determinable on the deaths of the said Dorothy, John Tolman, her brother, & Mary Paine now wife of the said Henry Pollard: & for £5.5.0 OF close of meadow or pasture ground called Andrews newland (6a.) in the parish & parcel of the Manor, of Cosington, now in the possession of the said Henry; & the appurtenances. For 99 years, on life of Henry (aged 22). Rent, 4/6 p.a. payable on Mar.25 & Sept.29. Heriot, 5/-payable on the deaths of Henry, Dorothy & Mary with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1]
Signature of lessee on fold. Black wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold: device, a stag's head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Pollard, Ion Chinn; (2) "No. (42)"; (3) "Maneriu' de Cosington".
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/3]

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/112/22/8a  1723

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9 Geo.I, Ap.8. George Morse of Chelton in the parish of Moorlinch, yeoman to Robert Wilmott of the same, yeoman, & William Councell of Marke, mercer, at 1 peppercorn rent. Parcels, etc., as under. Consideration 5/-.
Signature of "George Mose" on fold. One red wax seal only; device, etc., as DD\SAS\H/112/22/8b. One split in parchment, top centre.

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT  DD\SAS\H/112/22/8b  1723

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9 Geo.I, Ap.9. George Morse as DD\SAS\H/112/22/8a releases to Wilmott & Councell (as DD\SAS\H/123/22/8a) in consideration of a marriage between Joseph Morse, son of George, and Mary Gilling of West Marke, spinster, & for 5/-, to provide a jointure for Mary in case she survives Joseph & by virtue of the above bargain & sale SEVERAL pieces of arable ground in the Common Fields of Cosington, namely:- 6a. of arable ground in the North Field; 5½a. of arable ground in the East Field; 2½a. of arable ground in the South Field called Blackland field - all part of a tenement & lands lately in lease to Hugh Hamlyn, yeoman for the residue of a term of years determinable on his death & late in the holding of the said Hugh & now in possession of the said George Morse; and the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, issues & profits & the estate of the said George.
To the use (1) of George & his heirs until the marriage; (2) then of Joseph & his assigns for life without impeachment of wast; (3) from determination of that estate, of Wilmott & Councell during natural life of Joseph on trust to preserve the contingent remainders from being defeated; Joseph & his assigns to receive the rents issues & profits for life; (4) of Mary for her life without impeachment of wast as part of her jointure; (5) of the heirs of Joseph by Mary &, failing issue, to the right heirs of Joseph.
George covenants as to indefeazable estate of inheritance in fee simple; right to convey; indemnity.
Signatures of George (who signs "George Mose"), Joseph; Mary &"Wm: Counsell" on fold. Five red wax seals impressed on five pieces of parchment slotted through fold; device, a helmeted head in profile. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Ja. Melliar, Josiah Bridge.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/9  1723

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10 Geo.I, Aug.2. Richard Hamlen of Cosington, yeoman, to Sarah West of the City of Westminster, spinster, for £40 (by virtue of Bargain & Sale for a year made the preceding day) OF close of arable land called Cussney (3a.) bounded with the lands of Thomas Palmer Esq. on the east, with the lands of John Jeanes, gentleman (formerly John Sandfords, Esq.) on the west, a drove or way called newmead drove on the north, & a common feild called cussney feild on the south - now in the possession of the said Richard & in the parish of Cosington & reputed to be part of the Manor of Cosington: & the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, suits, services & profits; the estate of the said Richard; the Counterpart Lease relating to the premises now in the custody of Richard; true copies of the other title deeds concerning the premises jointly with others, to be made at the cost of Sarah, the originals of which Richard covenants to produce on request in any Court of Record or elsewhere in defence of Sarah's title.
Richard covenants as to indefeazible estate of inheritance in fee simple; right toconvey; freedom from incumbrances; further legal assurance within 7 years but without further covenants or warranty than in the present deed & without the parties thereto having to travel from their places of abode.
Signature of Richard on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold; device as DD\SAS\H/112/22/5. Parchment, indented; needleholes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution, witnesses, Ion Chinn, W: Knight; (2) Receipt for consideration money; same witnesses.

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/10  1723

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10 Geo.I, Sept.29. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Baldwin Parsons of Cosington, yeoman, for £25 OF messuage or dwellinghouse, backside, garden & orchard (1½a.) & several parcels of land belonging, namely:- close of arable or pasture ground called Lowsells (2a.); 3½a. of arable at five several places in the common North Field of Cosington; 2½a. of arable at four several places in the common East Field of Cosington - all at, & parcel of the Manor of Cosington; & the appurtenances (timber trees & young saplings likely to be trees & other trees reserved, saving to the lessee & his assigns competent fireboot & hedgeboot of the "lopps and shrouds", heretofore lopped & shrouded without assignment, & necessary great rough timber (if any such be growing on the premises) for reparation of house & buildings belonging to the premises, taken by assignment of lessor & not otherwise; the said boot & timber to be spent on the premises & not elsewhere, without wast making). For 99 years, on the lives of Baldwin (aged 34), George Godfrey son of George Godfrey of Chilton, yeoman (aged 9); commencing from the death or other determination of Edward Stokes of Cosington, yeoman. Rent, 3/6 p.a. payable at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 7/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc.,[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1 except that lessees covenant as to repair & maintenance specifies "the premises" only not "banks.... fences"].
Signature of lessee on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a three masted sailing ship (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/21). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Richard Hamlin, W: Knight; (2) "(5(?)9)"; (3) "Maner' de Cosington".
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/12]

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/11  1723

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10 Geo.I, Nov.2. Sarah West of the City of Westminster, Middlesex, spinster, to Thomas Crocker of Cosington, yeoman, for £25 OF piece of arable ground (10a.) in the east Field of Cosington called Millmote; 6a. of arable ground (namely:- 3a. in Cosington West Field against Crany field Landshire; ½a. adjoining the broad meere, 2a. in the middle furlong in the North field of Cosington & ½a. in the same field adjoining Chelton Landshire) - all in, & part of the Manor of, Cosington & now in the possession of the said Thomas; & the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the lives of the said Thomas (aged 27) & Sarah his daughter (aged 1½), commencing from the death or sooner determination of Joane Bult now wife of the said Thomas. Rent, 8/8 p.a. payable at lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service of Court to be done in reasonable summons as the other tenants, there to be ordered by the Steward & Homage.
Lessee covenants as to payment of rent, heriot & Court monies; repair & maintenance of premises; leaving same in repair upon determination of lease & without waste; not selling or assigning the premises to any save his wife & children without leave of lessor in writing first obtained.
Lessor covenants as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1.
Signature of lessor on fold. Red wax seal somewhat cracked, impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a sheaf of corn[?]. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Josiah Smith, W: Knight; (2) "Surrendered"

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10 Geo.I, Mar.23. Sarah West of the Citty of London, spinster, to John Oswald of Othery, yeoman, for £28 OF 2 closes of meadow or pasture ground called Stiverds hams (both 8a.); 2 closes of arable or pasture ground called Lowsells (4a.); 4½a. of arable in a close called Newclose - all in the parish of Cosington, now & for divers years last past in the possession of the said John; & the appurtenances (timber trees & young saplings likely to be trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the life of the said John (aged 25 years), commencing from determination of the lessee's present estate in the premises for the residue of a term of 99 years heretofore granted on the lives of Edward Stokes & Baldwin Parsons. Rent 7/1½ p.a. payable halfyearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot 11/6 if lessee over lives the said Edward & Baldwin. Suit & service, etc.[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1.]
Signature, seal, parchment & stamps as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Eliz: Shorney, Josiah Smith; (2) "Maner' de Cosington".
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/10 & 13]

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/13  [1724], 1723

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10 Geo.I, Mar.23. as DD\SAS\H/112/22/12.
Signature of John Oswald on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a dove & olive branch. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Henry Knight, W: Knight; (2) "Maner' de Cosington".
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/12]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/14  1725

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11 Geo.I, Mar.25. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to William Cullen of Stawell in the parish of Moorlinch, miller, In consideration of the erection of a dwelling house & water grist mill & for 5/-, OF the said house & mill & little coppice on each side of the stream on the north of a close called Conigar close, parcel of Ford Farme & now in the possession of the said William - all in Stawell & parcel of the Manor of Cosington; & the appurtenances (timber trees, young saplings likely to be timber & other trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said William (aged 50), William Cullen (aged 10) & Mary Cullen (aged 6), son & daughter of the said William.
Rent 10/- p.a. payable at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot, 20/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc.[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/10]
Mark of William on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold; device, a male head, wigged; inscription, SACHEVERELL. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Richard Hamlin, Geo: Knight: (2) "No. (52)"; (3) "Maner' de Cosington"; (4) "Expired in 1763".
See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/13 & 15

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/15  1725

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11 Geo.I, Mar.25. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Joseph Gibson of Cosington, yeoman, for £12.12 OF close of arable or pasture ground called Cousney Close (4a.) in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington & heretofore in the possession of Joseph Mitchell deceased & now of the lessee; bounded on the south with a close of ground in the holding of John Smith, gent., on the west with the Common Drove or way called the broad drove, on the east a Common Field called Cousney little Feild, & on the north with a close of ground now in the holding of John Oswald; & the appurtenances (timber trees & young saplings likely to be trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years from date, on the lives of lessee, Love his wife & John Gibson of Aishcott, innholder ["and Jane Gibson his Daughter." is written above the wife's name & struck through "Jane Gibson Grand Daughter" is written below the wife's name & struck through]. Rent, 1/6 p.a. payable at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot, 3/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc.[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1].
Mark of lessee on fold. Redwax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a cupid, flying, above a table or altar; inscription, VE.. .V..IT. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Richard Hamlin, W: Knight; (2) "No. (45)"; (3) "Maner' de Cosington"
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/14 & 16]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/16  1725

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11 Geo.I, Mar.25. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to John Good of Cosington, yeoman, for £5.10 OF new erected cottage or dwelling house, 40ft. long by 16ft. broad; waste plot of ground on the north of a cottage in the possession of Cicily Pridham; plot of meadow or pasture ground adjoining on the north of the said waste ground (1a.) all in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington; & the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Iohn (aged 27), Jane his now wife (aged 24) & Ann their daughter (aged 3). Rent 2/6 p.a., payable at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot, 5/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Yielding also rents, duties, customs & services for the said premises due & of right accustomed.
Lessee covenants as to personal appearance on reasonable summons at all Courts of lessor for the Manor; there doing suit & service; standing to abide & performance of orders & laws of the Steward & Homage; payment of performance of fines penalties & amercements of Court; repair & maintenance of premises; leaving same in repair on determination of lease. Lessor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment & indemnity with proviso that if rent is in arrears by the space of 28 days & no sufficient distress can be found on the premises or if there is wilful waste by lessee on the premises, lessor has right of re-entry.
Mark of lessee on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white paper slotted through fold; device, a cupid standing upon a wreath & holding a crown above a flame; inscription "POUR CONST." Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps.
Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Eliz Knight, Jon. Glanvill; (2) "No. (46)"; (3) "Maner' de Cosington" (4) "John Good's Counterpart for a Cottage in the Coombe"
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/15 & 17]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/17  1725

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11 Geo.I, May 1. Sarah West of the Citty of Westminster, spinster, to Hugh Hamlen of Cosington, yeoman, In consideration of erecting a dwellinghouse 30ft in length by 13ft. in breadth & for 5/-, OF the said dwellinghouse & 2 little garden plots belonging at a place called the Coombe in the parish of Cosington, in possession of the lessee & parcel of the Manor of Cosington; & the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Hugh (aged 30), Ann his wife (aged 25) & Ann their daughter (aged ½ year). rent, 1/- pa. payable at Lady Day & Michaelmas. Heriot, 2/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc. rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/10 except that the term in the final proviso is "by the space of Eight and twenty days" instead of twenty.
Signature of lessee on fold. Red wax seal, imperfect, impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a bird (imperfect). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Ja Price, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (47)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington"; (4) "Hugh Hamlen's Counterpart For a Cottage to be erected in the Coombe"
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/16 & 18]

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/18  1725

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11 Geo.I, June 21. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to John Oswald of Othery, yeoman, for £350, OF messuage or tenement, backside, garden & orchard & several closes, pieces & parcels of arable, meadow & pasture ground belonging (46.½r. 10ft. in all); 1 day's delve of turf yearly in Eddington heath; close called Cowleaze (3a.); 7a. of arable lying dispersed in the West Field or little Field of Cosington - all in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington, & heretofore in the several possessions of Samuel Durston & Joseph Mitchell both deceased; & the appurtenances (timber trees, trees likely to be timber & other trees reserved, saving to the lessee.... as DD\SAS\H/112/22/10). For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said John (aged 35), Mary Oswald his sister (aged 28) & such other third life to be inserted on the back of the lease as the said John, by writing under his hand, nominates or appoints on or before June 20 next. Rent 21/- p.a. payable at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot, £5, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc.,[rest of deed as DDSAS/H/112/22/1]
Signature of Sarah on fold. Seal, parchment & stamps as DD\SAS\H/112/22/15. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Eliz: Knight, W: Knight; (2) Memorandum of nomination & appointment by Iohn Oswald of Sarah his now wife to be the third life; witnesses, John Rocke, Geo: Knight; (3) "Maner' de Cosington; (4) "(1)".
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/17 & 19]

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/19  1725

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12 Geo.I, Sept.29. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Hugh Hamlen of Cosington, yeoman, for £6.1, OF 3 yards of arable in the North field of Cosington at Chillingworth (3 yards); ½a. in the same field in the upper furlong (½a.) ½a more in the same field in the middle furlong (½a.); two ½a. more of arable in the East field in Broadway furlong (½a. each); 1 yard in the same field at Thorning Rye furlong (1 yard); ½a. in the same field at Twivick furlong (½a.); 3 yards of arable in Blackland field (3 yards) - all parcel of the Manor of Cosington & now held by Susanna Daniel, widow & now in the possession of the lessee; & the appurtenances. For 99 years on the lives of William Parsons (aged 14) & Hugh Hamlen (aged 3) son of William Hamlen of Cosington, to commence from the death of the said Susanna Daniel. Rent, 1/- p.a. payable at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 2/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc.,[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/10.]
Signature of Sarah on fold. Seal, parchment & stamps as DD\SAS\H/112/22/15. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Eliz Knight, W: Knight; (2) "Maner de Cosington"; (3) "Enterd 1730".
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/18 & 20]

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION as DD\SAS\H/112/22/19.  DD\SAS\H/112/22/20  1725

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12 Geo.I, Sept.29. Mark of Hugh Hamlen on fold. Red wax seal as DD\SAS\H/112/22/14. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, James Salter, Geo: Knight; (2) "Maner' de Cosington"
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/19 & 21]

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/21  1725

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12 Geo.I, Sept.29. Sarah West as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1 to Hugh Hamlen of Cosington, yeoman, for £60 OF messuage or dwellinghouse, outhouses, backside garden & orchard & several closes & parcels of arable, meadow & pasture ground belonging (15a. in all); with one day's delve of turves yearly in Edington heath to be used on the premises - all in, and parcel of the Manor of, Cosington, & now & for divers years past in possession of the said Hugh, & which he holds for the life of Priscilla Nicholls, formerly Parsons: & the appurtenances. For the life of Margarett Hamlen, now wife of the lessee & William Parsons her son & the longest living of them, to commence from the death of the said Priscilla Nicholls. Rent, 4/6 p.a. payable half-yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term and one couple of duck & mallard at Christmas yearly. Heriot, 9/-.
If the rent or heriot are in arrears by the space of 20 days after lawful demand, the lease to be void. Lessee dovenants as to repair & maintenance; leaving premises upon determination of lease in repair & without waste. Lessor appoints William Knight & George Knight both of Cannington, gentlemen, her attornies for taking & delivery of seisin & confirms whatsoever they do in that behalf.
Mark of Hugh on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold; device, a three masted sailing ship as DD\SAS\H/112/10 & 23. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps.
Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Richard Hamlin, W: Knight; (2) "No. (47)"; (3) "Maner' de Cosington Hugh Hamlen's Freehold Counterpt."
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22(43)]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/22  [1726], 1725

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12 Geo.I, Feb.2. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to James Salter of Cosington, yeoman, for £120 "& one broad peice of old gold" OF messuage or tenement, backside, garden & orchard & several closes & peices of arable, meadow & pasture ground belonging (22½a. in all), all in the parish, and parcel of the manor, of Cosington, & heretofore in possession of William Lane, deceased & now of William Crodock; & the appurtenances (reservation as to timber & boots as DD\SAS\H/112/22/18. For 99 years, on the lives of the said Iames (aged 33), Joane Salter his wife (aged 24) & Richard Salter his brother (aged 23). Rent, 8/- p.a. payable half-yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas. Heriot, 10/-, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc.,[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1]
Signature of James on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a lion[?] rampant, crowned. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, William: King, geo: Knight; (2) "Maner' de Cosington"; (3) "Expired"

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/23  1726

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12 Geo.I, May 20. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1 to Sealy Lane of Cosington, gent., for £42.10 "and one broad peice of old Gold" OF close of meadow or pasture ground called Gold Close (12a.) in, and parcel of the Manor of, Cosington, & now in the possession of Mary Lane, widow, & parcel of a tenement now in the possession of Edward Stokes of Cosington, yeo.; & the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the lives of the said Sealy (aged 26), Christian Strangways, daughter of Giles Strangways of Charlton, Esq. (aged 5), to commence from determination of Mary Lane's estate by virtue of an Indenture of Lease made by Iohn Brent, Esq., now deceased, for 99 years, now determinable on the death of the said Edward Stokes. Rent, 4/- p.a. payable halfyearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 8/-. Suit & service, etc.,[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1]
Signature of Sealy on fold. Red wax seal, slightly cracked, impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a three-masted sailing ship (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/21 & 24). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Joseph Ruscombe, W: Knight; (2) "Maner de Cosington"; (3) "20th May 1726".

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/24  1726

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12 Geo.I, May 20. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Sealy Lane of Cosington, gentleman, for £42 & "one broad peice of Old Gold" OF messuage or dwellinghouse, outhouses garden, orchard & backside belonging & adjoining (1a.); 1½a. of arable ground lying in common in the North Feild of Cosington; 4½a. of arable ground belonging to the dwellinghouse; 2½a. of arable ground lying in common in a field in Cosington called little feild at the north end of a place called Winyards; close of meadow or pasture ground called Moorclose (2a. 3r.); ½a. of meadow ground called Newmead; close of pasture ground called Westfeilds (2.a) - all in Cosington & heretofore in the possession of Margarett Grabham, widow, deceased, & now of Mary Lane, widow; with one day's delve of turves yearly in Eddington heath; & the appurtenances (timber trees & young saplings likely to be trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the lives of Sealy Lane (aged 26) & Christian Strangways, daughter of Giles Strangways of Charlton, Esq. (aged 5), to commence from determination of Mary Lane's estate had by virtue of Indenture of Lease made by Iohn Brent, Esq., since deceased, for 99 years, now determinable on the death of the said Mary Lane, heretofore Powell. Rent, 5/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 12/-. Suit & service etc.,[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1, except that bridges & fences are omitted from the repair & maintenance clause.]
Signature, etc. as DD\SAS\H/112/22/23 except that there is no endorsement (3).

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/25  1726

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12 Geo.I, May 20. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Sealy Lane of Cosington, gentleman, for £17.10 OF close of meadow or pasture ground called Newlands (3a.) in the parish of Cosington & now in the possession of Mary Lane, widow; & the appurtenances. For 99 years, determinable on the life of the said Sealy (aged 26), to commence from determination of Mary Lane's estate by virtue of Indenture of Lease made by Iohn Brent, Esq., since deceased, for 99 years, on the deaths of the said Mary, mother of Sealy, & George Tucker of Binigar, yeoman. Rent, 2/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 4/-.
Lessee covenants as to suit & service, etc.[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1.]
Signature, etc. as DD\SAS\H/112/22/23 except that the seal is impressed on white tape & endorsement (3) is "Expired".

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/26  [1727], 1726

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13 Geo.I, Feb.13. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Andrew Goodson of Stawell in the parish of Moorlinch, yeoman, in consideration of a Surrender by Mary Goodson, widow, & the said Andrew of their right in the premises granted by Indenture, [1700], 1699, Mar.15, Elizabeth Hodges, widow, to Andrew Goodson, deceased, & Mary & Andrew, parties to the present deed, for their lives; and for £6 "and one Broad peice of Old Gold" OF a piece of meadow or pasture ground with the appurtenances called Newland Close Meadow in the parish of Cosington (3a.); now in the possession of the said Andrew; & the appurtenances. For the successive lives of Mary, Andrew & Andrew his son. Rent, 2/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 5/-, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1.
The three lives covenant as to maintenance & repair of premises; suit & service of Court on reasonable warning & being ordered by the Steward & Homage; leaving the premises in repair; rent & heriot being in arrears by the space of 20 days after lawful demand & no sufficient distress to be had on the premises lessor to have right of re-entry. Lessor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment & appoints William & George Knight her attornies for taking & delivery of seisin, confirming whatsoever they do in that behalf.
Signature, seal slits, parchment & stamps as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Iane Shorney, W: Knight; (2) Memorandum of George Knight as to taking & delivery of seisin 1737, 1736, Jan. 21; witnesses, Andrew Letchmore, mark of Edward Baker; (3) "Manerium de Cosington Mrs West to Mr Andrew Goodson Freehold Lease pro 3 Lives"; (4) [in another hand] "Old Lease of Cossington & Northridge".

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/27  [1727], 1726

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13 Geo.III, Feb.13. Parties & consideration of surrender as DD\SAS\H/112/22/26; & for £24 OF messuage or tenement, croft, garden & orchard (2a.); close called Flithett (3a.); close of meadow called the Longmead (2a.); 4a. of arable land in the west Feild (namely, 2a. & two several ½a. called Smalden, 2 other several ½a. above Wood, one of them called Shortham); 3a. of arable land in the East Feild (namely, 1½a. in Mixen land, 1 yard at Barpurlanes, 1 yard in Longland, ½a. at the Mill & ½a. at Crookhill); 3a. of arable land in the South Feild (namely, 1 yard in Broadwell near Southgate, two ½a. at Southill, la. in a piece of land called Seaven acres, ½a. upon Ballhill & 1 yard in Woodburrough) - 17a. in all, in Stawell in the parish of Moorlinch; formerly in the tenure of William Jones deceased & now of the said Andrew Goodson; & the appurtenances.
For residue of the term of his life & thereafter for the lives of Mary Goodson the wife & Andrew the son. Rent, 6/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas. Chief rent, 2/4 p.a. Heriot, 10/-, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1.
The three lives covenant as to maintenance & repair of premises & houses, hedges, ditches, gates & fences, taking on the premises houseboot, ploughboot, gateboot, fireboot, frith & stakes to be used on the same making no wast; Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/26]
Signature, etc., & Endorsement (1) as DD\SAS\H/112/22/26; (2) Memorandum, 1728, Sept.30, of the taking & delivery of seisin by William Knight; Witnesses, Richard Hamlin, Richard Caruef; (3) "Maner' de Cosington Mrs. West to Mr. Andrew Goodson Freehold Lease pro 3 lives"; (4) [in another hand] "In Stawell".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/28  1727

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13 Geo.I, Jan.1. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Robert Theare of Cosington, yeoman, for £152.10 OF 2 closes of meadow ground called the pound closes (9a. & 4a. respectively) in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington; heretofore in the possession of William Hooper, deceased, & now of the said Robert; & the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Robert (aged 52), Thomas his son (aged 28) & Thomas his grandson (aged 2). Rent, 10/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas. Heriot, 6/8. Suit & service, etc., [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1]
Mark of Robert on fold. Red wax seal as DD\SAS\H/112/22/2; inscription CAROLVS 1. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Iames Coles, W:Knight; (2) "No. (28)"; (3) "Manor' de Cosington".

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/29  1727

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1 Geo.II, July 1. Parties as DD\SAS\H/112/22/28 for £5 OF messuage or dwellinghouse, backside, garden & orchard (1a.); ¼a. of arable land near a place called Blackhorne; ½a. of meadow ground in a common mead called Eastmead; ¼a. of meadow ground in a common meadow called Great reed; 1 leaze in the common drove called Broad drove - all in the parish of Woollavington & parcel of the Manor of Cosington, & now & for divers years past in the possession of the said Robert (timber trees & young saplings likely to become trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the life of Robert (aged 19), son of the said Robert Theare, to commence immediately after the estate of Robert the elder in the premises for the residue of a term of 99 years determinable on the deaths of Joseph Millard & Ann Pollard both of Woollavington. Rent, 1/4 p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 13/4. Suit & service, etc., [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1, except that repair & maintenance clause mentions dwellinghouse & premises, gates bars, ditches & fences only.]
Mark of Robert, seal, parchment, stamps & endorsement (1) as DD\SAS\H/112/22/28; (2) "Manor de Cosington"; (3) "Expired".

OFFICE COPY OF THE WILL  DD\SAS\H/112/22/30  Undated [18th Cent.]

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After 1727, Nov.16.] dated 1727, Ap.11, of Hugh Hamlen of Cosington, yeoman, who is to be buried at the discretion of his Executrix, bequeathing, after discharge of his debts & funeral expenses, to his wife Margaret, all his lands in the parish of Cosington with the house he late lived in (8a.), for life & thereafter (except an orchard called Comb Orchard)) to William Parsons her son-in-law & his issue; failing issue to testator's kinsman Hugh Hamlen, son of his brother Edward, & his issue. To the said Hugh & his issue, Comb Orchard. His wife by will is to charge the said lands with the sum of £30 to whom she thinks proper. After her decease William parsons to pay the said charge & within one year of his becoming possessed of the lands, on further charge of £10 to the said Hugh. To all testator's brothers & sister's children, 1/- each payable within one year of his decease. Residue to his wife who is appointed executrix.
Proved 1727, Nov.17. Extracted from the Registry of the Arch Deaconry of Wells.
Paper, draft sheet, slightly split at the folds.

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/31  1728

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1 Geo.II, May 1. Sarah West as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1 to John Nicholls of Cosington, yeoman, for £60 "and two broad peices of old Gold" OF messuage or dwelling house, buildings & outhouses belonging called Wakes & the backside, garden & orchard belonging (2a.); close of meadow called Brents Leaze (6a.); close of meadow or pasture ground called Whorestone (4a.); close of meadow or pasture ground called Cannicrift (2a.); 3 closes or arable or pasture ground called the Cousneys (30a); close of meadow called Newmead (5a.); 7a. of arable land at several places in the North Townsend field in Cosington; 9½a. of arable land at several places in the North feild of Cosington, (namely, 4½a. in the higher Furlong, 2½a. in the middle Furlong, 1½a. at Langland, 1a between Cosington coombe and Shilling dole, 1½a. in the nether Furlong); 3a. 1yd. of ground at several places in the East feild of Cosington - all in the parishes of Cosington & Woollavington; heretofore in the tenure of Thomas Hooper the younger of Cosington (68a. 1 yard in all), as many days delve of turves for one man to be taken yearly in Eddington heath moore as heretofore granted with the premises or usually & of right taken by the occupiers for the time being; & the appurtenances (all timber trees & young saplings likely to become trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the life of the said Iohn (aged 34), to commence from determination of estate heretofore granted, now determinable on the decease of Francis Bawdon & Hercules Bawdon. Rent £2 p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, the best beast or goods. Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1.]
Signature or Iohn on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through one pair of the four slots in the fold (one of the first pair having been cut right through the edge made those useless); device, a cock (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/33). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, Ioseph Drinkwater; (2) "Maner' de Cosington"; (3)[in a different hand] "Supposed no Use unless Deans[?] is in existence".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/32  1729

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3 Geo.II, June 24. Sarah West of the City of Westminster, spinster, to Iohn Pill of Eddington in the parish of Moorlinch, yeoman, for £150 OF messuage or tenement, dwellinghouse, outhouses, backside, gardne & several closes & pieces of arable, meadow & pasture ground belonging (20½a.) in Eddington & parcel of the Manor of Cossington; now in the possession of the said Iohn; & the appurtenances (all timber trees, young saplings likely to be tree & all other trees whatsoever reserved to lessor). For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Iohn (aged 47), Margarett his wife (aged 48) & Ioane their daughter (aged 18). Rent, 10/- p.a. payable halfyearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day.
Heriot, 40/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1, except that repair & maintenance clause mentions "the said premises" only.]
Mark of Iohn on fold. Red wax seal, slightly cracked, impressed in red tape slotted through fold; device, a spread eagle, two headed. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Ino. Glanvill, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (53)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/33  1730 1729

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3 Geo.II, Jan.22. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1) to Richard Lane of Chilton in the parish of Moorlinch, gentleman, for £28.19 OF 2 closes of meadow or pasture called the Land closes lying adjoining (3a. in all) in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington, & now & for divers years past in possession of the said Richard (timber trees, young saplings likely to be timber & other trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, from date on the lives of the said Richard (aged 48) Susanna Lane his daughter (aged 6). Rent, 2/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas. Heriot, 4/-, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/10]
Signature of Richard on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a cock (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/31 & 34). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Val: Creid, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (32)" (3) "Maner' de Cosington".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/34  1730

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3 Geo.II, May 28. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/17 to Joseph Gibson of Cosington, yeoman, for £15 OF close of meadow or pasture ground called Vangs (1½a.) in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington; heretofore in the possession of Joseph Mitchell, deceased, but now of the said Gibson: bounded on the south & west with the Common Drove, on the north with the lands of the said Sarah West now in the possession of John Good, & on the east with the lands of Mr. Drawwater: & the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Gibson (aged 30) Love his wife (aged 35) & Joseph son of George Gibson of Woollavington, yeoman deceased (aged 13). Rent, 2/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot, 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1]
Mark of Gibson on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red tape slotted through fold: device, a cock (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/33 & 35). Parchment, indented: needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Richard Hamlin, Geo: Knight; (2) "No (45)" (3) "Maner' de Cosington Joseph Gibsons Counterpart for two acres called Vangs."

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/35  1730

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4 Geo.II, Aug.15. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/17) to Elizabeth Evens of the Citty of Bristoll, widow, for £50 OF messuage or tenement, dwellinghouse, outhouses, backside, garden & orchards & several closes & pieces of arable, meadow & pasture ground belonging (47a. in all); & the appurtenances - all in the parish, & parcel of the Manor, of Cosington: now in the possession of Amy St.Alban of Holford, widow (all timber trees, young saplings likely to become timber & all other trees whatsoever reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the life of Sarah Evens, daughter of the said Elizabeth (aged 13), to commence from determination of Amy St.Alban & Elizabeth Evens (formerly Elizabeth St. Alban). Rent, 19/10 payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, "the Best Beast or Good" or £3 at choice of lessor. Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1 except that repair & maintenance clause mentions the messuage or dwellinghouse, outhouses & premises only].
Signature of Elizabeth on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold; device, a cock (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/34 & 36). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Jane New, William Snooke, Geo: Knight: (2) "Maner' de Cosington"; (3) "Expired".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/36  1731

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4 Geo.II, May 20. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/17) to William Tucker of Chilton in the parish of Moorlinch, yeoman, for £12.5 OF several pieces of arable land lying dispersed in the several Common Feilds of Cosington (4a.1r. in all), namely, in the Northfeild in the Middle furlong (2a.); in the same feild in Loxclose furlong (1r.); in the Eastfeild in Stubclose furlong (1½a.); in East & West furlong (½a.) - all parcel of the Manor of Cosington & for divers years past in the possession of Francis Sugar, but now of the said William; & the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said William (aged 66), Joan his daughter (aged 36) and John Morse son of George Morse of Chilton, yeoman, deceased (aged 16). Rent, 1/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot, 2/-, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit &

LETTER  DD\SAS\H/112/22/40a  1731

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Aug.19. from Joseph Drawater, Cusington, to Mr. George Knight at Cannington desiring him to make "the Leases of exchange" as soon as he conveniently can "and I Will requite you for the same and am your Humble servant". This note is written at the foot of the page the top part of which contains, in a different ink, a schedule headed "Lands Exchanged between Maddm Wests Tenements and Joseph Drawater of Cusington viz" Variations in spelling are "Hamlyn" and "Oswold".
Paper, 8vo sheet, splitting at the folds. Folded inside DD\SAS\H/112/22/40b.

COUNTERPART DEED OF EXCHANGE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/40b  1732, 1731

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5 Geo.II, Mar.1. Sarah West of the City of Westminster, spinster, to Joseph Drawater of Cosington; yeoman, (Reciting (1) that Sarah is seised of several pieces of arable land dispersed in the several common fields of Cosington (4a. 3r.), namely, 3½a. in Twifick, ½a. in Broadway & 3r. in Thorning Rye, late in the several possessions of Amy St. Alban, widow, Mary Lane, widow, Thomas Bult, yeoman lately deceased, Hugh Hamlen, William Hooper, John Oswald and William Hamlen; (2) that Ioseph is likewise seised of several pieces of arable land in the several common fields of Cosington, namely, ½a. in Langlands, ½a. in Broadway, ½a. in east and west, ½a. more in Broadway, 1 yd. in the upper furlong in the Northfeild, 1a. more in the same Furlong, ½a. in Beards furlong, ½a. in the middle furlong, and a long ½a. in Twifick and Hillfurlong, late in the occupation of Ioseph (4a. 3r. in all); (3) that the parties are minded & willing to exchange one for the other). Sarah for the exchange & for 5/- & Ioseph in consideration thereof exchange the above lands. Each covenants as to peaceable enjoyment.
Signature of Joseph on fold. Red wax seal, much cracked, impressed on white tape slotted through the fold; device, indecipherable. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsement, 1)as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, Samuel Hodges; (2) "Maner' de Cosington".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/41  1732

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5 Geo.II, Ap.20. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/17) to William Stock of Woollavington, yeoman, for £126 fine OF close of meadow ground called Gold close meadow (8a.) in, & parcel of the Manor of Cosington, & for divers years past in the possession of Thomas Bult of Cosington, deceased; with free liberty for the said William, his exors., admors. & assigns to cut up the same "to Turfe", to dig, delve, make, dry, take & carry away the same; & the appurtenances (reserving to lessor 15 ft. broad against Cosington Wall as far as the Wall runs by the side of the said of the said 8a. not to be digged up or cut to turbary). for 40 years. Rent 10/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day, which lessor covenants to pay. Yielding also other rents, duties customs & services due & of right accustomed.
Lessee covenants as DD\SAS\H/112/22/16 except that the repair & maintenance clause includes ditches, gates, bars, posts, stiles, fences & water-courses to be ditched, fenced, cleansed, scoured & kept.
Mark of William on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a cock (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/39 & 44. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Samuel Hodges, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (52)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/42  1732

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5 Geo.II, Ap.21. Sarah West as DD\SAS\H/112/22/17 to Baldwyn Parsons of Cosington, yeoman, for £40 OF 2 closes of pasture ground called Blacklands (7a.) in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington, & for divers years past in the possession of Thomas Bult late of Cosington, yeoman, deceased, but now of the said Baldwyn; & the appurtenances (timber trees & young saplings likely to be trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Baldwyn (aged 40), Hannah his wife (aged 33) & Thomas their son (aged 6). Rent, 2/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot, 5/-, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1). Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/36]
Signature of Baldwin on fold; Red wax seal impressed on pink tape allotted through fold; device, a two faced head, (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/47). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Thomas Iones, Geo: Knight; (2) "No (39)": (3) "Mannor of Cosington".

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/43  1732

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6 Geo.II, Sept.29. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/40b) to Hugh Hamlen of Cosington, yeoman, for £60 OF messuage or dwelling house, outhouses, backside, garden & orchard & several closes & parcels of arable, meadow & pasture ground belonging (15a. in all); one days delve of Turves yearly in Eddington heath - all in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington; & the appurtenances For 99 years, on the lives of the said Hugh (aged 37) & Hugh his son (aged 2); to commence immediatly from the death or sooner determination of Priscilla Nicholls (formerly Parsons).
Rent 4/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 9/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/10]
Signature of Sarah on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold; device, a lozenge with armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Iane Shorney, Ann Shorney, Josiah Smith; (2) "Mannor of Cosington".
[See also DD\SAS\H/112/22/21]

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/44  1732

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6 Geo.II, Sept 29. as DD\SAS\H/112/22/43.
Signature of Hugh on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a cock (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/41 & 49). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side.
Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Ja Price, Geo: Knight; (2) "Mannor of Cosington"

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/45  1732

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6 Geo.II, Sept.29. Sarah West as DD\SAS\H/112/22/17) to Hugh Hamlen (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/43) for £6.1 OF 3 yards of arable in the North Feild of Cosington at a place called Chillingworth; ½a. in the same Feild in the Upper furlong; ½a. in the same Feild in the Middle furlong; three ½a. in the East feild in Broadway furlong (½a. each); one yard in the same Feild on the east side of Cooks Bush; 3 yards in Blackland Feild - all in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington, & late in the possession of William Parsons of Cosington, yeoman, deceased, but now of the said Hugh; & the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the lives of the said Hugh (aged 37) & Hugh, his son, (aged 2) to commence from the death or sooner determination of Hugh Hamlen son of William Hamlen late of Cosington, yeoman, deceased. Rent, 1/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day & Michaelmas. Heriot, 2/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc.[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1]
Signature etc. as DD\SAS\H/112/22/43

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/112/22/46  1732

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6 Geo.II, Sept.29. as DD\SAS\H/112/22/45.
Signature, etc. as DD\SAS\H/112/22/44.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/47  1733

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6 Geo.II, Ap.25. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/17) to William Crossman of Cosington, yeoman, for £25 OF close of ground called Stubclose (3a.); & several pieces of arable land lying dispersed in the several Common Feilds of Cosington (9a.) - all in, & parcel of the Manor of, Cosington, & now in possession of the said William; & the appurtenances (timber, other trees & young saplings reserved to lessor). For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said William (aged 40), & Thomas & Walter, his sons (aged 14 & 5 respectively). Rent, 2/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day.
Heriot, 5/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc. rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/10
Mark of William on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a two faced head, in profile (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/42 & 48). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side.
Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Geo: Knight, Samuel Hodges; (2) "No. (19)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington"

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION Sarah West  DD\SAS\H/112/22/48  1733

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7 Geo.II, June 13. (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/17) to Iohn Clarke of Grenton, yeoman for £54 OF close of meadow ground called Whichey (8a.) in the Manor & parish of Cosington; close of meadow ground called Newlands (1½a.) inthe same Manor & parish & now & for divers years past in the possession of the said Iohn; and the appurtenances (timber, other trees & young saplings reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the lives of Elizabeth & Iane Clarke, daughters of Iohn (aged 7 & 5 respectively), to commence from the death of the said Iohn. Rent, 7/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot, 6/8 with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc. rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1
Signature of Iohn on fold. Red wax seal, slightly cracked, impressed on pink tape slotted through the fold; device, a two faced head, in profile (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/47. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Ion. Glanvill, Geo: Knight: (2) "No. (20)": (3) "Mannor of Cosington": (4) "Sundry Leases of Cosington of different people G T:"

COUNTER PART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/49  [1734]

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1733, 7 Geo.II, Mar.1. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/17) to William Stock of Woollavington, yeoman, for £30 OF close of pasture ground called Brookehays (3a.), heretofore in the possession of Rebecca Miller. but now of the said William, in the parish & Manor of Cosington; & the appurtenances. (timber & other trees & young saplings reserved to lessor). For 99 years from Mar.25 instant, on the lives of William, John & Jane Stock, children of the said William (aged 5, 4 & 3 respectively. Rent 3/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Heriot, 6/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc.[rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1 except that hedges, ditches banks, gates, bars, posts & stiles are the items specified in the repair & maintenance clause.]
Mark of William on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold: device, a cock (as DD\SAS\H/112/22/44 & 50). Parchment, indented: needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Fr: Bradley: Geo: Knight: (2) "No. (23)": (3) "Mannor of Cosington".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/112/22/50  1734

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7 Geo.II, Ap.29. Sarah West as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1 to Joseph Ash of Catcott in the parish of Moorlinch. yeoman, in consideration of an absolute surrender of all estate the said Joseph has in the premises for the residue of a term of 99 years determinable on the death of him & Joseph his son, & for £21 OF several closes, pieces & parcels of arable, meadow, pasture & "Turfe" ground (16¼a.) at Catcott & parcel of the Manor of Cosington & now & for divers years past in the possession of the said Joseph & the appurtenances (timber & other trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years from date, on the lives of Ioseph & William Ash, sons of the said Joseph (aged 35 & 20 respectively) & Mary Jeanes (aged 8) daughter of Henry Jeanes late of Chedzey, deceased. Rent, 3/8 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas & Lady Day. Geriot, 7/4 with proviso as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1. Suit & service, etc. [rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/112/22/1, except that "and inclosures" is after "fences" in the repair & maintenance clause.]
Mark of Joseph on fold. Black wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a cock as DD\SAS\H/112/22/49. Parchment, indented; neddle-holes dwon each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Iames Kerle Jur:, Geo: Knight: (2) "No. 11": (3) "Mannor of Cosington": (4) "No 12".

Cossington, deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/123  [n.d.]

COSSINGTON deeds  DD\SAS\H/123/23  [n.d.]

BOND of Ioseph Drawater of Chelton  DD\SAS\H/123/23/1  1725/6

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12 Geo.I, Jan4. in the parish of Moorlinch, yeoman, to Jane Hamlen of Woollalvington [sic] widow, in £100 for peacable enjoyment of and indemnity as to 1 yard of arable ground in the upper Furlong of the North Field of Cosington between the lands of Susanna Daniel of Chelton, widow, on the east and the lands of Mr. Janes on the West; in exchange for which the said Joseph is to have of Jane 1 yard of arable ground in the East Field in Cusington in Twifick furlong between the lands of Mr. Oswel on the east and of Mr. Ianes on the west.
Signature of Joseph at foot. Red wax seal impressed lower right corner; device, a gryphon. Paper, brief sheet. Three 6d stamps embossed. Witnesses, Hector Stone; John Salter Junr Endorsement "No 5."

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/23/2  1732

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5 Geo.II, Mar. 25. Brent Reynell Spiller of Shepperton, Middlesex, Esq., and Mary, his wife, to Joseph Gibson of Cussington, yeoman, for £40 and "two Broad Scepter pieces of Gold of the value of" £2.10. OF messuage or tenement and dwelling house lately erected by John Popham, deced.; 1 cure on the east side of Cussington, called Goodale Shay [Gold Close is written in pencil above this name]; with 4½a. of arable and pasture ground called Buttocks, lying in two closes adjoining a brook dividing the parishes of Cussington and Bawdrip; ½a. of arable ground in the North Field of Cussington called Shilling Esbore; 1 yard of arable ground in the said Field in Long Furlong; 1 yard of arable in the said Field on the west side of the Common [...] ; 3 yards of arable ground in the said Field in Middle Furlong; 1½a. of arable in the north side of (This might be read as Beares, e and d being in places in-distinguishable in size and shape but see DD\SAS\H/123/22/40.) Beards Close; ½a. in Cusington South field on the south side of Wakes Close; 3 yards of arable in the same field also in Middle furlong; common of pasture for his beasts in Cussington Moore and Coate Moore; with the appurtenances - all in the parish of Cussington and parcel of the Manor of North Bower or East Bower (Timber trees and trees likely to become timber trees, young "shutts" and saplings of oak, elm and beech and rights of hawking, hunting, fishing and fowling reserved to lessor. For 99 years on the lives of the said Ioseph (aged 31), Love his wife (aged 35) and George, son of his brother John Gibson (aged 4).
Rent, 2/6 p.a. payable quarterly on the usual quarter days beginning on the first such to happen after commencement of term; and other dues and services due for the same.
Heriot, 10/-, with proviso that no heriot is payable if the lives die other than in the order they stand named. Suit and service of Court of lessor for the Manor of North Bower to be done upon reasonable summons beforehand; lessee to be sworn and ordered by the Steward and Homage as to the ordering, repair and amendment of the premises as other tenants.
Lessee covenants as to repair and maintenance of premises and leaving same at end of term in repair, taking sufficient great Tymber (if to be found growing) for same by delivery and appointment of lessor and taking, without delivery, gate, [...] and stile boot ( [...] found growing) without wilful destruction on the premises. If the rent [...] in arrears by the space of 1 month and no sufficient distress can be found on the premises; or if the heriot is in arrears by the space of 10 days (after lawful demand); of if lessee aliens the premises, or part thereof, other than to his wife and children, without special licence of lessor in writing, lessor has right of re-entry.
Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment and the parties agree that the lessee has liberty to cut the turf of Goal Close acre, parcel of the premises, once only during the term; lessee at his own charge to level the ground after cutting and plant it to willows and preserve them for yielding up thus planted at expiration of term.
Signature of lessor on fold. Traces of red wax at each of the pairs of slits in the fold for two seals.
Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; some of the parcels have been underlined and in 4 places interlined in pencil, the latter illegibly except as noted above. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements: (1) as to execution by Mary; witnesses, Jno Porker junr, William Attwick; (2) as to execution by Brent, witnesses, Hen Selleck Iunr, Geo: Davey; (3) "½ Acre Shillingdole X Changed"; (4) "Maner' de North Bower"

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/23/3  1735

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9 Geo.II, Aug.18. Sarah West of the Citty of Westminster, spinster, to Joseph Gibson of Cosington, yeoman., for £24, OF 2 closes of pasture ground called Cousney (3a.) in the parish and Manor of Cosington now in possession of Joseph; and the appurtenances (timber trees, young sapling likely to be trees and all other trees reserved to lessor). From Mar. 25 last past for 99 years, on the lives of the said Joseph (aged 37), Love, his wife (aged 40) and Joseph their son (aged 1). Rent, 2/- payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Suit and service of court to be done on reasonable summons as the other tenants, there to be sworn and join in presentments with the other tenants, there to be sworn and join in presentments with the other tenants and to be ordered by the Steward and Homage.
Lessee covenants as to payment of rent; heriot and court monies; repair and maintenance of premises and leaving same upon determination of lease without waste.
Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment with proviso that if the rent or heriot is in arrears by the space of 20 days, being lawfully demanded and no sufficient distress can be found on the premises, lessor has right of re-entry.
Mark of Joseph on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold; device, a male head, bearded. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, Geo: Knight; Baldwin Parsons "Tenant to Mrs. West; (2) "No. (46"; (3) Mannor of Cosington (4) "1808" (5) "Held by the Life of Ioseph Gibson aged 74"

LETTER Edwd. Bowman, Chancery Lane  DD\SAS\H/123/23/4a  1746

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July 8. to a man unnamed (the superscription being "Sir" merely), enclosing copies of three Affidavits (as under) made by Mr. Bridge and ors., on his behalf, towards discharging as Order of Court for producing John Lane, seen alive a year since. The writer states that the Court adjourned until the 29th instant that Mr. Bridge's utmost endeavours should be used to find Lane and, if they failed, that he should make an affidavit of such endeavours, the present one being defective in that respect.
The Affidavits, headed "In Chancery on behalf of Sr Thomas Hales Barrt" are of:- (a) William Bridge of Cosington, Esq., who received a letter from home in 1742, May dated from Shirley "in his Majesty's Colony of Virginia in America," which, produced in Court, was acknowledged by John Evered, one of the Commissioners as believed by him to be in Lane's handwriting. Since this, Lane had been seen in London by the brothers, Henry and Stephen Norman. The deponent, though not knowing where Lane now is, knows "that he some Years since absconded & to this time absconds for fear of being taken into Custody on a Judgmt obtained against him by one Edgerley the Debt due whereon this Dept. hath heard and bels is assigned to the sd John Evered one of the Comrs named in the sd Order & who being Steward to the sd Sr Thos Hales this Dept. bels gave that Information on wch' he the sd Sr Thos. Hales made his Affidt. & Applicacacon' to this Honble' Court & obtained the said Order" Sworn at Bridgewater, 1746, June 20 before Robert Methwen a Mar in Extr'
(b) Henry Norman, Rector of Bleadon, clerk, who was "bred at the same School (and very intimate for many years)" with Lane, when in London in June last, in company with deponent's brother, who also knew him, saw Lane who appeared to be in good health and whom deponent has no reason to believe is since dead. Sworn at Bridgewater, 1746, June 19 before Robert Methwen a Mar in Extr'
(c) Stephen Norman of St Annes Soho, Middlesex, gentleman, in similar wording to (b). Sworn at Symonds Inn, 1746, June 23 before Fran Eld.
Paper double sheet foolscap, splitting at folds.
The bottom two-thirds of the first sheet is missing.
Pinned to DD\SAS\H/123/23(4)b., top left corner.

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/4b  1753

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27 Geo.II, Dec.26. Sir Thomas Hales of Howletts, Kent, baronet, to William Bridge of Cossington, Esq., for £189 OF a messuage or tenement (45a.) with the appurtenances, (whereof the Dwelling house, barns, stables, stalls, outhouses, courts, gardens and orchards contain 2 a.: meadow or pasture, 18a.; arable 24a.) All in the parish and parcel of the Manor of Woollavington pym, and now in the possession of the said William. (Timber trees, saplings likely to become such, mines and minerals and game rights reserved to lessor). For 99 years on the lives of Stephen Bridge, son of William (aged 6) and Franklin Sealy Bridge, another son, (aged 3); to commence from determination of a term of 99 years now determinable on the death of Iohn Lane son of [blank space] Lane, deceased, now and for some years past residing in Virginia and represented by William to be alive. Rent, 20/- p.a. free of deductions, payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, £5.0.0., clear of deduction (the lives dying after commencement of term in the order they stand named); and all other payments duties, customs and services due. Suit and service and attendance to and at Court on reasonable summons, the lessor to be ruled and ordered by the Homage or Steward and Officers as other tenants and copy-holders.
Lessee to repair and maintain the dwelling-house, barns, stables, stalls, outhouses, bars, gates, stiles, bridges, ditches, fences and inclosures of the premises which are to be yielded up quietly on determination of term. Lessee covenants as to observance of the above clauses with proviso that if any of the monies due are in arrears by the space of 20 days, or if waste is committed to the value of 40/- or above, or if the premises are allowed to become ruinous or decayed to the like value. without lessee amending or compounding for the same within 3 months of notice given by lessor, lessor has right of re-entry.
Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment.
Signature of Wm. Bridge on fold. Red wax seal, a good deal cracked, impresses on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a female head. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, J: Evered; Jno. Winter; (2) "(12)"; (3) "Manor of Woollavington Pym"; (4) "Sedgmoor".
See DD\SAS\H/123/24/27 for original.

OFFICE COPY of the WILL  DD\SAS\H/123/23/5  Undated after 1756

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Nov.15. dated 1756, May 16, of Sarah West, of Millman Street in the parish of St. Andrew Holbourn, Middlesex, spinster, devising:- (a) to her cousin Edmond Hoskins of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, Esq., his heirs and assigns, her real estate in Somerset, subject to a yearly charge of £10 to Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, the sister of Mrs. Ann Shorney, who now lives with testator, for life,payable half yearly without deduction, in accordance with a bond executed to Elizabeth for securing her the said annuity; (b) to testator's cousin Charles Thornberry, Esq., his exors. and admors., her house in Milman St. and the Coach House and other appurts. belonging, for the term of testator's estate therein, together with the household goods and furniture therein and all plate, linen, and china except what is desired in writing to be given Ann Shorney and what is otherwise demised herein; (c) to testaor's cousin Mrs Sarah Belchier, wife of John Belchier of London, surgeon, £100 and silver ware as mentioned; (d) to Miss Frances Belchier, daughter of Sarah, silver bread basket; (e) to Ann Shorney £1000 Capital New South Sea Annuities with all dividends due thereon at testator's death, gold watch, silver ware, books, and so much of clothes and wearing apparel as she thinks proper to accept; (f) residue of clothes and apparel to testator's servant, Catherine Barnet if living with her at time of death: (g) to Mrs. Jane Shorney, sister of Ann, £100 New South Sea Annuities with Dividends due at testator's death; (h) to cousin Mrs. Gratiana Spence, Japan Cabinet in drawing room and all the china upon it, Mother's wedding ring with one diamond in it, and two old china dishes: (i) to cousin Mrs. Martha Jeffes, silver ware; (j) to Mrs. Sophia King, wife of Rev. Arnold King, silver milk mug; (k) to cousin Bridget Haughton, one of Father's pictures at choice: (l) to James Haughton Langstone Esq., son of Bridget, £200 in trust for the use of kinswoman Elizabeth Stevens, granddaughter of testator's aunt, Maude Hyde, & £100 in trust for the use of kinsman [sic] Beata Finmore, for the sole use of Elizabeth and Beata, exclusive of their husbands and notwithstanding Coverture, and as they may direct in writing; (m) to Robert Appletree, son of testator's cousin John Appletree, apothecary at Deddington, £100; (n) to Hepzibah Newell, daughter of Iohn, £100; (o) to the two grand children of John by his daughter Hester Usher, £50 apiece; (p) to kinswoman Beata Pollard, £100. If Beata and Hester's two children are under 21 at testator's death the legacies to be paid to James Haughton Langstone to be disposed of for their maintenance, education and advancement as he thinks proper; (g) to Mrs. Judith Hoskins and Mrs. Mary Hoskins, £50 apiece to buy each a ring; (r) to Cousin Sarah Harris now residing in the Island of Barbadoes, late wife of Mr Gill, a painter, deceased, £100; (s) to Executor, £100 for putting out 10 poor boys, born and bred in London, apprentice at the executor's discretion; (t) to "good Friend" Mathew Duane of Lincolns Inn,50 guineas to buy a ring; (u) to Mr. George Knight of Cannington, £20; to Elizabeth Berkin, £10; to Mr. Thomas Steer and Sarah his wife, £10 apiece; to Mrs. Elizabeth Reeves, £20 and to Susanna Iszerd, 5 guineas;(v) if the following servants are in testator's service at latter's death, £200 to said Catherine Barnett, to George Hyde £100, and to Grace Steward, £20 payable over and above wages then due to them; (w)all servants to be kept in testator's house at her expense for one month after her decease and all legacies to be paid within 12 months of decease or sooner. If personal estate is insufficient for such payment, the deficiency is to be made good out of real estate in Somerset with which it is charged.(x) Residue to Charles Thorneberry who is appointed executor. Will made in duplicate. Witnesses Ann Newton, John Peck, John Mullen.
CODICIL, dated 1756, Nov. 7. devising (a) to Mrs. Ann Shorney, living with testator, additional legacies of capital sum of £100 South Sea Annuities of 1751; fine diaper table cloth and 10 napkins of the same marked S.W. in red silk; and all china ware, red, blue and white; (b) to Elizabeth Reeves, that attends testator, additional legacy to make up the full sum of £100: (c) to cook-maid Grace Stuart, an additional £20.
Witnesses, John Peck,Tho. Saltonstall.
ORDERS for testator's funeral, dated 1749, May 23. To be buried atTewin, Hertfordshire at the lower end of the church, in a grave 8, 9, or 10 feet deep, to be bricked and, after burial, arched over. A stone with testaor's name to be laid thereon. She is to be buried in one of her night shifts and plain head "Cloaths", her body wrapped in an old holland sheet and her coffin filled up with bran. She is to have a lead coffin lined with white crape and over that a black coffin. She is to be carried in a hearse with six horses and black feathers and 2 coaches and 6 horses to attend with three or four friends and to have a dinner at Welyn. Pall bearers and rings are forbidden. The Minister of Tewin to have 5 guineas to himself if [...] the grave to be as desired, and 5 guineas are to be given to the poor of that parish at his discretion. A Monument is desired, placed as near as convenient to the grave (for which £30 or £40 is bestowed) to be made neat and plain with testator's coat of arms and a stone laid on the grave. The monument to be lettered "Near this Places lyes interred Mrs. Sarah West dyed the Month and Year, Reader learn to dye."
PROVED at London 1756, Nov. 16 before Andrew Coltee Ducasel [?] LLD.by the oath of Chas. Thornberry,Esq. John and Henry Stevens and Geo. Gostling Jr Deputy Registers. Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
Paper, 3 double sheets foolscap. Splitting slightly at folds. Endorsed "21" [struck through]and "No. 7".

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/6  1757

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31 Geo II, July I. Edmund Hoskins of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, Esq., for to James Jeans of Baverd in the parish of Enmore Esq., for £52. OF messuage or dwelling house on the east side of Cossington brook in Cossington North Street called Balches Tenement and the outhouses, gardens, orchards and backsides belonging (1 a.) 1½ a. of arable in the East field in Quarry Pitts furlong; 2½ a. in the Northfield in the upper furlong; one close formerly enclosed out of Blackland field (4 a.); 1 close of meadow called Gold close (8 a.) -- 17 a. in all. in the parish and Manor of Cossington and heretofore called Grabhams and formerly in the holding of Rebecca Millara of Cossington, deceased, and late in the possession of William Stock of the same, yeoman, but now of the said Iames; and the appurtenances (Timber trees and young saplings likely to become timber trees and all other trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years on the lives of Ieal Stock (aged 21) and William Stock (aged 28), son and daughter of the said William Stock, to commence on the death or sooner determination of Thomas Thear of Cossington, husbandman. Rent, 8/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 12/-, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2.
Lessee covenants as to payment of rent and heriot; doing suit, service and attendance of court upon reasonable notice as the other tenants have and being ruled and ordered by the Steward and Homage; repair and maintenance of premises and leaving in repair at end of term. If the rent and heriot are in arrears by the space of 20 days after lawful demand, and no sufficient distress can be found on the premises, or if the lessee commits or suffers waste to the value of 20/-, or suffers the premises to become ruinous or decayed to the like value, without compounding for or amending them within 3 months after notice given, then lessee to have right of re-entry.
Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment.
Signature of James Jeanes on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold: device, a crest, a diadem surmounted by a dragon's head, couped. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, R. Hole, Geo: Knight; (2.) "(13)"; (3) Mannor of Cossington; (4) "I conclude in Existance - G L" [in red ink]. (5) "1807"
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COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION.  DD\SAS\H/123/23/7  1757

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31 Geo II, July 1. Same parties, but the lessee's name is spelt "Jeanes", for £133 OF three closes of meadow or pasture called the Moore Closes (25a.) in the parish ond Manor of Cossington, heretofore in the possession of William Stock, yeoman, but now of the said James; and the appurtenances, (reservation as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6). For 99 years on the lives of Ioyce Stock (aged 18) and John Stock ( aged 26), son and daughter of the said William, to commence from the death or sooner determination of Joseph Ruscombe of Cannington, gentleman. Rent, 18/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, £2.10.0 with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2 Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6.
Signature, seal, parchment and endorsement (1) as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6: (2) "14)"; (3) Mannor of Cossington; (4) "G L".

Outer wrapper of a letter  DD\SAS\H/123/23/8a  Undated [c. 1757?]

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Inscribed "To Mr George Knight at Weston Hall near Warwick Warwickshire by London" In red ink in a different and later hand is written "This explains the Lives of Late Lanes or Gubbs & Locks - & the Lives in Order" [In the same writing as endorsement ( [...] ) of 23/6]
Paper, foolscap sheet, splitting at folds. Remains of red wax seal. Pinned top left corner to (8)b-d.

Draft Consideration clause [from Wm. Bridge's Lease?]  DD\SAS\H/123/23/8b  Undated [c. 1757?]

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Comprising consideration of an absolute surrender by William of a Lease dated 1721, August 10, Sarah West of the City of Westminster, spinster, since deced., to Sealy Lane, then of Chedzoy, yeoman, since deced., and of all the estate of William and any other person for remainder of term of 99 years determinable on the death of Iohn Lane, gent., brother of Sealy; together with the said Lease to be cancelled. And also in consideration of£210. 0. 0.
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A note in the same hand as DD\SAS\H/123/23/8a  DD\SAS\H/123/23/8c  1757

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Dec. 15. "Agreed with Wm. Bridge Esqr for changeing Iohn Lane and of the Summe of Two hundred and Twenty pounds to be paid on Delivery of the Lease, Lives Stephen [Bridge written above the line] aged 11 years, Franklin Sealy Bridge aged 8 years, and [one word struck through] Iane Bridge aged 9 years Sons and Daughter of the said Wm Bridge rent and heriott as usual.
The rest of the paper on which the above is written contains in a different hand a list of the parcels and acreages (33a. in all) as in DD\SAS\H/123/23/8d. Aylings is a variant in spelling and two of the 10a. enclosed out of the North feild are stated to have belonged to Wm Hoopers. The following notes also appear "Heriott £3.8.0 Mr. Bridge paid only £3.0.0. therefore Mr.Knight hopes he will pay the other 8s tomorrow as he has accounted for it." "Acquaint Mr. Bridge that I have reced a Letter from Mr. Hoskins [by inserted above the line over a caret] the last Post and shall be ready to Treat with him any time he shall appoint tomorrow at Bridgwater for putting in two Lives after Mr. Iohn Lane."
Paper, part of a 4to sheet, the lower left quarter of which has been torn off. Pinned top left with (8)a-b & d.

LETTER from William Bridge, Cossington  DD\SAS\H/123/23/8d  1757

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Dec.17. [to Mr. George Knight? see DD\SAS\H/123/8a]. "Sr. Wm yr Nephew called on me Yesterday ye Bailif was taken very ill. But this Morng. He hath informed me wt He knows concerning the Premises to be surrendered: VIZ. That there hath been nither Dwelling House Barn or stable on the Premises for 40 years passed. for wch time He hath known it: therefore in the new Lease should be no covenant on the Lessee to repair wt is not in being. the whole premises too contain but 33 acres VIZ wre on the Houses. Gardens &c formerly were ½ an acre and ¾. Combe Close Ten acres - formerly 8 acres Lanes and 2 acres Thos Hoopers. exchanged for 2 acres granted to Lane lying in the comn "East Field of Cossington [this last word underlined in red pencil] and now holden by Hooper [Underlined in red pencil] remains the 3y granted to Lane by his Lease 1721 in the sd common East Field - and the 21 acres at the Whitchey all equall 33 acres -should not the Premises therefore be de cribed after som such manner as ys. VIZ. All that Piece of Ground formerly consisting of a Dwelling House wth a Barn stall Backside and Garden called Gubs containing by estimation half an acre more or less and now converted into an Orchard three yards of Ground called the Home Backside or Locks - whereon a House formerly stood called Locks and one other Dwelling House heretofore in the Possession of Ino Ailing [underlined do] But now consisting of a state [?] oxe Barten Orchard and Backside or Mow Barten. One close of arrable called Combe Close containing by Estimation Ten acres more or less lying heretofore in the Common North Field of Cossington and then consisting of Eight Acres of arrable then Lanes and two acres arrable then Thos Hoopers [underlined in red pencil] for wch sd two acres the sd Lane gave in Exchange two acres of arrable lying in the common East Field of Cossington afforesd wch sd last mentioned two acres now in and for many years passed hath been so holden in Exchange by the sd Thos Hooper and his Executors and Assigns Three yards also of arrable Land lying in the sd common East field of Cossington VIZ half an acre in Hill Furlong and one yard in a Furlong there called East and West. the Whitcheys as ye last Lease. But these Descriptions are submitted to Mr Hoskins and you. as it must now whether the last Ten Pounds you wrung me up to ought not generously to be abated the 200 Gnas. I contentedly submitt to. but from the Candour I have found in Mr Hoskins Letters I am fully persuaded that if He thorowly knew as well as you and I do the real real [sic] value of the Estate I purchase-how readily I have complyed wth his Request to surrender that Lease wch I did not really desire: and wd Mr Hoskins and you have a little Feeling that Ten Pounds so extraordinarily by me wth 8 Children [underlined do] given beyond all reasonable Price is equall to 100 to either of you so thrown away as you have none to provide for I am I say fully persuaded Mr Hoskins [underlined do] wd remitt it. but if not I must now perform my Agreemt. yet I wd be glad you should represent ys to him with my Compts.
One thing more the Lease must be for the Lives of Stephen Bridge Sealy Bridge and Diana [underlined in red pencil] Bridge my Daughter aged about Eleven years instead of Jane Bridge my youngest Daughter because on considering my Family. I so chose it as you may remember I was inclined wn I gave you the Names they are both now present wth me and in equall Health please to Favour me wth a Line as soon as possible wo am Sr Yr very humble servt Wm Bridge.
Paper, foolscap sheet. Pinned top left corner to DD\SAS\H/123/8a-c.

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/9  1758

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31 Geo.II, June 8. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Joan Clarke of Cossington parish, widow, for £21 OF Dwelling house, Barne, outhouses, backside, garden [...] orchard (1a) in, and parcel of the Manor of Cossington and heretofore in the possession of Edward Baker, deced., but now of the said Joan; and the appurtenances (Timber trees and young saplings likely to become such and all other trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the lives of John Crossman, son of Thomas Crossman of Cossington, yeoman, (aged 10), and Richard Richards, son of John Richards of Weston, labourer, (aged 6); term to commence on the death of Edward Baker. Rent, 2/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 5/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Suit, service and attendance at Court by lessee upon reasonable notice as the other tenants have and to be ordered by the Steward and Homage as the other tenants.
Lessee covenants as to payment of rent and heriot; repair and maintenance of premises and leaving them in repair without waste. If the rent is in arrears by the space of 20 days after lawful demand and no sufficient distress can be found on the premises lessor has right of re-entry. Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment.
Mark of Joan on fold. Red Wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, Jno Knight; (2) "(18)"; (3) Mannor of Cossington; (4) "1812";(5) "1823"
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COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/10  1758

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32 Geo.II, June 30. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Mary Good of Puriton, widow, for £17 OF close of meadow called Upper Whitchy close (6a.) in the parish and Manor of Cossington and now in possession of the said Mary; and the appurtenances.
For 99 years, on the life of Arthur Good, son of Mary (aged 24); term to commence on the deaths of Mary and her son Iohn Good. Rent, 5/- p.a. payable as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9. Heriot, 10/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6. Suit service and attendance at court as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9
Lessee covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9. If rent and heriot is in arrears by the space of 20 days...... [Rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9].
Signature of Mary on fold. Seal, parchment and stamps as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, William Gatcombe, Geo: Knight; (2) "(25)"; (3) Mannor of Cossington; (4) "13 May 1808 E B In." (5) "G L"

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/23/11  1758

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32 Geo.II, Oct 10. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Hester Letchmore of Stawell in the parish of Moorlinch, widow, for an absolute surrender by Hester of a Lease, dated [1727], 1726, Feb.13, made between Sarah West of the City of Westminster, spinster, daughter and heiress of Robert West, Esq., to Andrew Goodson of Stawell in the parish of Moorlinch, yeoman, now determinable on the deaths of Andrew and Andrew, his son; and of Hester's estate in the premises by virtue of an Assignment made to her by William Moore of Newton in the parish of Petherton, Esq., who is assignee of the said Andrew Goodson; and for £12 OF piece or parcel of meadow or pasture ground with the appurtenances called Newland Close meadow in the parish and Manor of Cossington and formerly in the possession of Andrew Goodson but now of the said Hester; and the appurtenances. For 99 years from henceforth on the lives of John Letchmore (aged 21), Ann Letchmore (aged 19) and Hester Letchmore (aged 16), son and daughters of Hester. Rent, 2/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Heriot, 5/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Covenants s DD\SAS\H/123/23/6.
Signature of Hester on fold. Red wax seal, cracked, impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6. Parchment, indented; needle holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, Jerah Dewdney; (2) "(No. 27)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington" (4) "G L"

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/12  1760

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33 Geo.II, May 19 Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Hugh Boom of the parish of Cossington, yeoman, for £105 OF two closes of meadow ground called the pound Closes (9a. and 4a. respectively) in, and parcel of the Manor of,Cossington, and formerly in the possession of William Hooper deced., and late of Robert Theare deced.; and the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the lives of Thomas Boone (aged 30) and William Boone (aged 26), sons of Hugh; to commence on the death of Thomas Theare of Cossington. Rent, 10/- p.a. payable as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9. Heriot or Farleiff, 6/8 with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6.
Signature of Hugh on fold. Seal as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6. Parchments and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/11. Endorsements, (1) as to execution, witnesses, Geo: Knight, Jno. Knight;(2)"No. (28)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington" (4) "G L".
[See also DD\SAS\H/123/23/15].

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/13  1760

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33 Geo.II, May 19. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Joseph Miller of the City of Wells, yeoman, for £20 OF two closes of meadow or pasture ground called the Land Closes lying adjoining (3a. in all) in, and parcel of the Manor of, Cossington, and heretofore in the possession of Richard Lane, deced., but now of the said Joseph; and the appurtenances (Timber trees and young saplings likely to become such and all other trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the lives of Joseph Miller (aged 19) and Hannah Miller (aged 11), son and daughter of Joseph; to commence on the death of Charles Dussen of the parish of Huntspill, labourer. Rent, 2/- p.a. payable as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9. Heriot or Farlieff, 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6.
Mark of Joseph on fold. Seal, parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/11. Endorsements, (1) as to execution, witnesses, William Saleer, John Oswald; (2) "No(32)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4)"1808"; (5)"67" "59" (6) one word indecipherable. 1760
13 May 1808 Exd: EB" (7)"GL" 48
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COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/14  1760

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33 Geo. II, May 19. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Hugh Boone of the parish of Cossington, yeoman, for £38 OF close of meadow ground called Andrews Newland (6a.) in the parish and Manor of Cossington, and now in the possession of Henry Pollard; and the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the lives of Thomas Boone (aged 30) and William Boone (aged 26), sons of Hugh; to commence on the death of Mary Dauben, wife of John Dauben of Woollavington (formerly Mary Pollard). Rent, 4/6 p.a. payable as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9. Heriot or Farlieff, 5/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6.
Signature, seal, parchment, stamp and endorsement (1) as DD\SAS\H/123/23/12. Endorsement (2) "No. (42)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4) "81" (5) 13 May 1808 Exd EB."
[See also DD\SAS\H/123/23/16].

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/15  1760

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34 Geo.II, Aug.5 Edmund Hoskins(as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Thomas Boone of the parish of Cossington, yeoman, in consideration of William Boone's dying "before the Lease came into the Country and also in consideration of kindness"; and for £5.5.0, OF two closes of meadow ground called the pound Closes (9a. and 4a. respectively) in, and parcel of the Manor of, Cossington, and formerly in the possession of William Hooper, deced., and late of Robert Theare, deced.; and the appurtenances. For 99 years on the life of Ann Burnett of the parish of Cossington, spinster (aged 20), daughter of John Burnett late of the parish of Mare; to commence on the deaths of Thomas Their of Cossington and Thomas Boone (the lessee). Rent, 10/- p.a. payable as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9. Heriot or Farlieff, 6/8. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6.
Signature of Thomas on fold. Seal, parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/236. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses George Beake Junr.; Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (28)"; (3)"Mannor of Cossington"
[See also DD\SAS\H/123/23/12].

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/16  1760

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34 Geo.II, Aug.5. Same parties and considerations as DD\SAS\H/123/23/15, OF close of meadow ground called Andrews Newland (6a.) in the parish and Manor of Cossington, and now in possession of Henry Pollard; and the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the life of Ann Burnett of the parish of Cossington, spinster (aged 20), daughter of Iohn Burnett late of the parish of Mare; to commence on the deaths of Mary Dauben, wife of Iohn Dauben of Woollavington, formerly Mary Pollard, and the said Thomas Boone. Rent, 4/6 payable as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9. Heriot or Farleiff, 5/-. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6.
Signature, seal, parchment, stamp and endorsement (1) as DD\SAS\H/123/23/15. Endorsement (2) "No.(42)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4)"1830"; (5)"13 May 1808 [Exd]EB" 1760
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COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/17  1761

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I Geo.III, Aug.8. Edmund Hoskins as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6 to John Gibbs of Cossington, gentleman, for £28 or 2 closes of pasture ground called Blacklands (7a.) in the parish and Manor of Cossington, and heretofore in the possession of Baldwin Parsons of Cossington, yeoman, deceased but now and for divers years past of the said John; and the appurtenances (Timber and other trees and young saplings likely to become trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the lives of Elizabeth Ienings (aged 10) and Frances Jenings (aged 6), daughters of the late Rev. John Jenings, clerk, deced.; to commence on determination of the estate of the said John in the premises for the remainder of a term of 99 years or on the death of Thomas Parsons, son of the said Baldwin. Rent 2/6 p.a. payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 5/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6 but in the repair and maintenance clause beside the "demised premises" are mentioned "Hedges, Ditches Gates Barrs Fences and all other needfull and necessary reparations whatsoever"
Signature of John on fold. Seal, parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6, except that the parchment has a few small bookworm holes. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, William Cook "Servant to the within named Mr. Gibbs"; (2)"No. (39)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4) "G L"

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/18  1761

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I Geo.III, Aug. 8. same parties as DD\SAS\H/123/23/17. For £9 OF 4 a. of arable land in the several common fields of Cossington (namely, 2a. in the North-Field in the upper Furlong; 1a. in the East Field at a place called Twifick; 1a in the same field at hill furlong) - all in the parish and Manor of Cossington and now and for divers years past in the possession of the said John; and the appurtenances (Timber, Trees and young sapling likely to become trees, mines and quarries reserved to lessor). For 99 years on lives as DD\SAS\H/123/23/17; to commence immediately after the death of John Bult of Huntspill parish, yeoman, or other sooner determination.
Rent, 1/- p.a. payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 2/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/17.
Signature, seal, parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/17 except that the parchment, in addition to a few bookworm holes along the folds, is splitting slightly in the centre. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses Geo: Knight, William Cook; (2)"No. (17)"; (3)"Mannor of Cossington"; (4)"G L"

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/23/19  1761

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I Geo.III, Aug.15. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Susanna Hamlen of the parish of Cossington, widow, for £20 OF dwelling-house, garden and orchard called Prides (¾a.) late in the possession of Hugh Hamlen of Cossington, yeoman, lately deced., but now in the Lord's hand; and the appurtenances (all the arable and other land which lately belonged to the above dwelling house, except as mentioned, timber, other trees and young saplings likely to become timber trees and all other trees whatsoever reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the lives of Susanna Hamlen (aged 31), Joanna Hamlen (aged 10) and Susanna Hamlen (aged 31), Joanna Hamlen (aged 10) and Susanna Hamlen (aged 7)daughters of the said Susanna party hereto. Rent, 2/- p.a. payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot or Farleiff, 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6.
Signature of Edmund on fold. One red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings. Parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, W Ainge Ino. Whitehouse; (2) "Mannor of Cossington"; (3) "Examd 13 May 1808 E B Inr."

COUNTERPART do. do.  DD\SAS\H/123/23/20  1761

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I Geo.III, Aug. 15. Mark of Susanna on fold. Seal, parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses Geo: Knight, William Salter; (2)"No. (29);" (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4) Some words in red ink almost erased of which the last only is visible "Use G L"; (5) del 57 del Exd 13 May 1808 E B Jur."

LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/23/21  1761

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I Geo.III, Aug. 15. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) of Cossington, yeoman for £87, OF dwelling house, barn, outhouses and backside (½a.); 1 close of arable of pasture called Locks Close (6a.); 9½a. arable in the South Field; 1¾a. arable in the North Field; 1a. of arable in Cousney Field - all in the parish and Manor of Cossington; with one day's delve of turves in Eddington Heath yearly; late in the possession of Hugh Hamlen of Cossington, yeoman, lately deceased but now in the Lord's hand; and the appurtenances (Timber, trees and young saplings likely to become timber trees and all other trees whatsoever and all mines and quarries reserved to lessor). For 99 years on the lives of Joseph Gibson, son of the said Joseph, (aged 27), Mary Gibson (aged5) and Love Gibson (aged 3) daughters of Joseph the son. Rent 6/- p.a. payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 12/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6 except that the repair and maintenance clause mentions "the said Dwellinghouse Barne Outhouses and Gates Posts Barrs and Stiles of and belonging to the said premises".
Signature, seal, parchment, stamp, and Endorsements (1 and 2) as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9. (3) "29"; (4) "Surrendered".

COUNTERPART Do. do.  DD\SAS\H/123/23/22  1761

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I Geo.III, Aug.15. Mark of Joseph on fold. Seal, parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses Geo: Knight, William Salter; (2) "No. (29)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4) "G L"; (5) [In pencil] "James Durston in Southfield 5½ acres Ioseph Gibson ½ an acre John Gibson ½ an acre" (6) [also in pencil] "Thos Davey John Parsons Hannah Toleman Sarah Hayes Betty Dutley [?] John Lane Samuel Sugg [or Lugg] John Clarke / Locks Close W Godfrey [word illegible] / Joseph Their in Southfield 2 acres"

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/23/23  1761

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1 Geo III, Aug.15. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to William Salter of the parish of Cossington, yeoman, for £75 OF close of arable ground called Hill Close (4a.); close of meadow called New Mead (3a.); close of meadow land called Wood Close (2a.) - all in the parish and Manor of Cossington parcel of a tenement late in the possession of Hugh Hamlen of Cossington, yeoman, lately deceased, but now in the Lord's hand (with reservations as DD\SAS\H/123/23/21). For 99 years, on the lives of William Salter (aged 38), James Bennett (aged 8) and William Bennett (aged 4), sons of James Bennett of the parish of Huntspill, yeoman. Rent, 5/- p.a. payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 10/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2.
Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6 except that repair and maintenance clause specifies only:- gates, posts, bars, stiles, bridges, fences and inclosures.
Signature of William on fold. Seal, parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6. The ink is beginning to scale off. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, Joseph Gibson; (2) "No.(34)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4) "GL"; (5) "Exd. 13 May 1808 EB Jur" (6) "John Crossman"

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/24  1761

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1 Geo.III, Aug 15. Same parties as DD\SAS\H/123/23/23. For £40 OF close of arable or pasture land (10a.) in the East Field of Cossington called Millmoot; 6a. of arable land (namely, 3a. in the West Field against Crane Field Landshare, ½a. adjoining to Broad Drove against Chilton Landshare and 2½a. in the Middle Furlong in the North Field of Cossington) - all in the parish and Manor of Cossington and heretofore in the possession of Thomas Crocker but now and for divers years past of the said William; and the appurtenances (with reservations as DD\SAS\H/123/23/21). For 99 years, on the lives of James Bennett (aged 8) and William Bennett (aged 4), sons of James Bennett of the parish of Huntspill, yeoman; to commence immediately after the death of the said William or other sooner determination. Rent, 8/8 p.a. payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2.
Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/23.
Signature, seal, parchment, stamp and endorsement (1) as DD\SAS\H/123/23/23; (2) "No (34"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington" (4) "51 Exd. 13 May 1808 EB Jur." (5) "Now Wm Bennett"

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/25  1764

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4,Geo.III, June 4. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Thomas Pole of Woollavington, butcher, for £20 OF messuage or dwellinghouse, backside, garden and orchard (1a.); ¼a. arable ground near a place called Blackthorne; ½a. meadowground in a common meadow called Eastmead; ¼a. meadow ground in a common meadow called great Reed; 1 Leaze in common Drove called Broad Drove - all in Woollavington and parcel of the Manor of Cossington, and now in the possession of William [...] , blacksmith; and the appurtenances (Timber, other trees and young saplings likely to become timber trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the lives of Thomas Pole (aged 28) and Thomas Ianes, son of William Ianes of Sydenham Farme in the parish of Wembdon, yeoman (aged 12); to commence after determination of the estate of William Kearl in the premises for the remainder of a term of 99 years or on the death of Ann Pole wife of the said Thomas and formerly Ann Kearl. Rent, 1/4 p.a. payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 13/4 with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2.
Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6 except that the repair and maintenance clause specifies "the said Dwellinghouse' Outhouses, Hedges, Ditches, Gates, Barrs, Fences and other needfull and necessary Reparations whatsoever".
Signature of Thomas on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, a swan [?] standing, with wings raised. Parchment, indented, needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, James Knight, Wm Oswald; (2) "No. (49)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4) "G L"; (3) "No 13"; (6) "Mr Pittman is 60 Fr Jean -- 44"

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/23/26a  1764

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4,Geo.III, July 16. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to Joseph Gibson, the elder, of the parish of Cossington, yeoman, for £12 OF close of pasture ground called Cousney Close (4a.) in the Manor and parish of Cossington and heretofore in the possession of Joseph Mitchell but now and for divers years past of the said Joseph Gibson; bounded on the south with a close of ground in the holding of Joseph Crossman, yeoman, on the west with the common Drove or way called broad Drove, on the east with a common field called Cousney little Field and on the north with a close of [...] in the holding of John Oswald; and the appurtenances (Timber and other trees and young saplings likely to become timber trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years on the lives of Betty Gibson (aged 4) and Jane Gibson (aged 2), daughters of Joseph Gibson, the younger, of Cossington, yeoman, and granddaughters of the lessee; to commence upon the death of the lessee. Rent 1/6 p.a. payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 3/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2.
Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/23/9 except that the repair and maintenance clause specifies "the Gates Posts Barrs Stiles Bridges and Fences".
2 Marks of Joseph Gibson on fold. Seal, parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/25. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, James Knight, William Salter; (2) "No. (45)"; (3) Mannor of Cossington.

SURRENDERED LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/23/26b  1773

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July. as DD\SAS\H/123/23/26a.
Signature of Edmund Hoskins on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings almost defaced. Parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/5. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, W Ainge, Jno. Whitehouse; (2) Mannor of Cossington; (3) "Surrendd. July 1773."
Received folded inside DD\SAS\H/123/23/26a.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/23/27  1764

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5 Geo.III, Nov.24. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6) to John Oswald of the parish of Cossington, yeoman, for £450 OF messuage or dwelling house, buildings and outhouses belonging thereto; backside, garden and orchard (2a.); close of meadow called Brents Leaze (6a.); close of meadow or pasture called Whorestone (4a.) close of meadow land called Cannicrift (2a.); 3 closes of arable or pasture ground called Cousneys (30a,); close of meadow called Newmead (5a.); 7a. of arable land lying at several places in the North Townsend Feild in Cossington; 9½ a. of arable ground in the North Field of Cossington (namely 4½a. in the higher Furlong, 2½a. in the Middle Furlong; 1½a. in Langland, 1a. betwixt Cossington Coombe and Shilling Dole, 1½a. in the Nether Furlong); 3a. 1 yd. of ground at several places in the East Field in Cossington - all in the parishes of Cossington and Woollavington and parcel of the Manor of Cossington and late in the possession of Joanna Hooper, widow but now in the Lord's hand (68a. 1 yd. in all); as many days delve of turves for one man to be taken yearly in Eddington Heath Moore as heretofore granted with the premises or usually enjoyed therewith; and the appurtenances (Timber trees and young saplings likely to become trees reserved [...] lessor). For 99 years from date on the lives of William Oswald (aged 35), son of Iohn, Sarah Oswald (aged 13) and Mary Oswald (aged 12), daughters of the said William. Rent £2 p.a. payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Heriot, £5 with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/23/2.
Lessee covenants as to doing suit service and attendance unto the Court of the Manor upon notice given as the other tenants customarily have and paying court monies as taxed; payment of rent and heriot; repair and maintenance of the dwellinghouse, outhouses and buildings of the premises and the banks, hedges, ditches, gates, bars, posts, stiles, bridges and fences, leaving same at end of term in repair without waste. Proviso that if the rent is in arrears by the [...] of 30 days after lawful demand and no sufficient distress can be found on the premises the lessor has right of re-entry. Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment.
Signature of John Oswald on fold. Seal parchment and stamp as DD\SAS\H/123/23/25. The parchment is slightly vermin eaten at the lateral folds. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses; Geo: Knight, Ias. Knight.; (2) "15"; (3) Mannor of Cossington; (4) "G L"

BARGAIN & SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/123/23/28a  1773

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13 Geo.III, Ap.26. Parties, parcels, etc. as under.
Consideration, 5/-; Rent, 1d.
Parchment, 1 skin, Three seals and signatures of Toleman, and John and Mary Counsell only; device, crest of a lion rampant. Folded inside DD\SAS\H/123/23/28b.

RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/23/28b  1773

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13 Geo.III, Ap.27. Samuel Toleman of Bridgwater (eldest son and heir at law of Richard Toleman late of Puriton, yeoman, deced., which Samuel is an infant under 21 years), by direction of Thomas Meaker of Puriton, yeoman, and Jane, his wife, (executrix of Richard Toleman) and of John Counsell, the younger, of Glasstonbury, yeoman, and Mary, his wife (devisee in the will of Joseph Drawaterm the younger, late of Cossington, baker, deced, who was devisee in the will of Ioseph Drawater, the elder, formerly of the same, yeoman, deced.), to Mary Wride of Chilton in the parish of Moorlinch widow (Reciting (1) Lease and Release, 1764, Dec. 3 & 4, between Joseph Drawater, the younger and the said Richard Toleman of, among other things, the premises as under, to the use of Richard, his heirs and assigns, subject to the redemption by Joseph, the younger, his heir, exors., admors. or assigns on payments of £100 and interest; (2) which sum have been paid on date of present deed; (3) and Mary has contracted for absolute purchase of the premises)
For £80 paid to John Counsell and 5/- each to Samuel Toleman and Thos. Meaker and under an Order of Chancery made for the purpose, OF close of meadow ground (2a.) called Hurst in Cossington and formerly part of a messuage or tenement called Mills's Tenement and purchased of Bryan Wheelock and William Craddock by the said Joseph Drawater, the elder; and heretofore in the tenure of John Brent, Esq., deced., afterwards of Richard Wey, under-tenant to Wheelock, since in the possession of Joseph Drawater, the younger, and now of the said John Counsell; and the appurtenances; reversions, estate and title, to Mary, her heirs and assigns to the use of the same, free from the condition of redemption in the said Mortgage.
Counsell covenants as to right to convey; indemnity (except (1) the remainder of two terms of 1000 yrs and 99 yrs. assigned asunder to James Wride in trust for Mary; (2) the remainder of a term of 500 years, assigned by indenture of even date asunder to James Wride in trust for Mary); further legal assurance; production of deeds.
AND ASSIGNMENT Robert Tucker of Puriton, gent (by direction of the parties of the first part as above) to Iames Wride of Chilton, yeoman (Reciting (1) tripartite indenture, [1695], 1694, Feb 10, between (a) Sir Andrew Henly and Carleton Whitelock, Esq., (b) Thomas Barrow and James Jeffes, (c) Henry Partridge whereby (a & b) leased to (c), inter alia, the said premises for 1000 yrs. without impeachment of waste (subject to redemption as therein mentioned); (2) Demise, 1698, Ap.5, Carleton Whitelock to William Blenkarne, vintner, inter alia, of the said premises, for 99 years, determinable on the death of Lucy Kellway, spinster; (3) by various assignments at law the premises for remainders of these two terms are now vested in the said Robert Tucker, in trust for Toleman and Thomas and Jane Meaker and their heirs)
For 5/- each to Toleman, Thomas Meaker and John Counsell O F the premises for the remainder of the said two terms, in trust for Mary Wride, her heirs and assigns, to attend the inheritance. Tucker covenants as to freedom from incumbrances.
(Endorsed) SCHEDULE OF TITLE DEEDS as under:-
1723, May 28 & 29. Conveyance in fee by Lease and Release, Bryan Wheelock and Frances, his wife to Ioseph Drawater and William Craddock of the premises (inter alia)
1723, May 29. Tripartite Indenture, (1) the said Wheelock (2) Edward Wells and Martha his wife, (3) the said Drawater, Craddock, and Sutton; being assignment of the premises (inter alia) to Sutton of a term of 99 years
In trust for Drawater and Craddock to attend the fee.
1723, May 29. Tripartite Indenture (1) the said Wheelock., (2) Henry Van Duren and Thos. Usher, (3) Hnery Van Duren and Thos. Usher; being assignment of the premises (inter alia) for remainder of a term of 1000 yrs. Van Duren and Usher to Sutton. In trust to attend the fee.
1723, Oct. 25 & 26. Conveyance by Lease and Release, Craddock to the said Drawater of all his estate and interest in the premises (inter alia).
1759, June 25. Probate of Drawater's Will.
1764, Nov. 1 & 2. Lease and Release, (1) Joseph Drawater (the younger, devisee of Ioseph, the elder), (2) John Popham, (3) Robert Tucker, being a deed to make a tenant to the precipe and lead the uses of a common Recovery to be suffered of the premises (inter alia).
5 Geo.III, Mich Term. Exemplification of the said Recovery.
1764, Dec. 3 & 4. Lease and Release, Drawater the younger to Richard Toleman, being a Mortgage in fee.
1764, Dec. 4. Quadripartite Indenture (1) Sutton, (2) Drawater the younger, (3) Toleman, (4) Robt. Tucker being an Assignment to Tucker of the said terms of 99 and 1000 years. In trust to attend the Mortgage in fee.
1770, Aug.6. Mortgage Drawater the younger to Thomas Meaker for 500 years of the premises (inter alia) for £100.
1770, Dec. 18. Further charge of £100.
1771, May 21. Probate of the Will of Drawater the younger.
1771, Nov.2. Deed to declare the uses of a fine Iohn Counsell the younger and Mary his wife (devisee of Brawater the younger) to Moses Meaker.
12 Geo.III Mich. Term. Indentures of the said Fine.
1771,- Dec. 4. Further charge Counsell and wife to Meaker of £100 on the premises (interalia)
1772, -Dec. 4. Further charge Counsell and wife to Meaker of £100 on the premises (interalia)
Signatures of Toleman, Thomas Meaker, John and Mary Counsell and Robert Tucker and mark of Mary Meaker on fold. Six red wax seals impressed on six cream tapes slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings; inscription, FIDE FORT -------(impressions imperfect). Parchment, 2 skins, the outer indented; needle-holes down each side of each. One 2/6 stamp on each. Endorsements (1) Schedule as above; (2) Receipt for £80 consideration money; witnesses, Ino. Tucker; (3) as to execution, same witnesses.

Deed  DD\SAS\H/123/23/28c  [Undated, after 1925]

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Names of parties to above deed written in ink in Col. Phipps handwriting on a scrap of a torn Excursion application form, S.A. & N.H.S., 1925.
Paper found inside 23/28b.

A copy of parts of the Award relating to Cossington.  DD\SAS\H/123/23/29  Undated [c. 18th Century? after 1795, Oct.22].

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"Extracted from the Award of the Sedgmoor Drainage Commisioners Dated 22d. October 1795".
Paper, 4 sheets brief, splitting at edges. Parchment tie, top left corner. There is no copy of the Award in the official records of the County. A book containing a copy of part of it was deposited in the Somerset Record Office with other archives of the Parish of Walton, Bridgwater by the Rector, 1936, Nov. 30.

2 FINAL AGREEMENTS  DD\SAS\H/123/23/30a-b  [1833]

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3 Wm.IV, June 8. Edwin Lovell plt.and Edmund Broderip and Grace his wife, and Edmund Greenhill Broderip, deforts, OF the Manor of Cossington with the appurts, and 50 messuages, 20 tofts, 2 mills, 3 dovehouses, 60 gardens, 50 orchards, 1500a. of land, 12,000a. of pasture, 500a. of meadow, 50a. of land covered with water, 500a. of wood, 500a. of furze and heath, £5 rent, common pasture for all manner of cattle, common of turbary, View of Frankpledge, Court Baron, free fishing, free warren, liberty of foldage, fairs, markets, tolls, stallage and picage, goods and chattels of felons, fugitives, outlaws and of persons put in exigent, deodands, waifs, estrays, escheats, heriots, reliefs, mortmains, mines, quarries, fines, forfeitures and amercements, with the appurtenances in Cossington, Bawdrip, Woolavington, Huntspill, Moorlinch, Chilton, Edington and Catcott. Warranty, Edmund and Grace and the heirs of Grace to Edwin and his heirs apparent against [...] and her heirs; Edmund and his heirs to Edwin and his heirs against Greenhill and his heirs. £4000
Parchments, 2 skins folded together; (a) indented top and right sides, (b) top and left. One 10/- stamp on each skin.

Cossington deeds  DD\SAS\H/123/24  [n.d.]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/1  1735

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9 Geo.II, Aug. 18. Sarah West of the City of Westminster, spinster, sole daughter and heiress of Robert West, Esq., deced., to John Dowden of Cosington, for £18, OF three yards of meadow and pasture in a close of ground called Newland in common with the lands of [blank space] Portman, Esq., and others in the parish, and parcel of the Manor of Cosington, and now in the possession of Jacob Crocker of Cosington, yeoman; and the appurtenances. For 99 years from Sept. 29 next, on the lives of John (aged 31), Elizabeth, his wife (aged 25) and Mary their daughter (aged ½ a year). Rent, 1/- p.a. payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Heriot, 2/6 with proviso that no heriot is payable if the lives die other than in the order named. Suit and service of Court for the Manor of Cosington upon reasonable warning and summons, to be sworn and join in presentments and be ordered and ruled by the Steward and Homage as the other tenants.
Lessee covenants as to payment of rent, heriot and court monies; repair and maintenance of premises and yielding them up on determination of lease without waste. Lessor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment with proviso that if rent and heriot are in arrears for the space of twenty days after lawful demand and no sufficient distress being found in the premises the lessor shall have right of re-entry.
Signature of John on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red tape slotted through fold; device, a male head; three letter inscription indecipherable. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d. stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Letchmore, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (13)".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/2  1736

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9 Geo. II, May 3. Sarah West of the Citty of Westminster, spinster, only daughter of Robert West, Esq., deced., to William Cullen of Stawell in the parish of Moorlinch, miller, for £36 OF close of meadow ground called Newland (3a.) heretofore in the possession of Sealy Lane of Cosington, yeoman, deced., but now of the said William, in, and parcel of the manor of, Cosington; and the appurtenances.
From Mar. 25 last past for 99 years, on the lives of William (aged 20), Mary (aged 17) and Mary (aged 50), son, daughter and wife of lessee. Rent, 2/- p.a. payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc; (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Mark of William on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a lion rampant. Parchment, indented, needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Dowden, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (22)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington".

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/3  1737

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11 Geo. II, Nov. 1. Sarah West of the Citty of Westminster, spinster, to Julian Nicholls of Cosington, widow, for £62.6.0, OF messuage or dwellinghouse, buildings, and outhouses belonging; backside, garden and orchard (2a.); close of meadow called Brent's Leaze (6a.); close of meadow or pasture ground called Whorestone (4a.); close do called Cannicrift (2a.); three closes of arable or pasture ground called the Cousneys (30a.); Close of meadow called Newmead (5a.); 7a. of arable land at several places in the North Townsend field in Cosington; 9½a. of arable ground in the Northfield of Cosington (namely), 4½a. in the higher furlong, 2½a. in the middle furlong; 1½a. in Langland, 1a. betwixt Cosington Coombe and Shillingdole, 1½a. in the Netherfurlong and 3a. 1 yd. of ground at several places in the Eastfield of Cosington - all in the parishes of Cosington and Woollavington and parcel of the Manor of Cosington and for divers years past in the possession of John Nicholls, late of Cosington, deced., and late husband of Julian (68a. 1 yd. in all); as many days delve of turves for one man to be taken yearly in Eddington heath Moore as heretofore granted with the premises or enjoyed by the occupiers thereof; with the appurtenances (timber trees and young saplings likely to become trees reserved to lessor).
For 99 years, on the life of Abraham Hooper, son of Thomas Hooper of Cosington (aged 24); to commence from determination of estate heretofore granted determinable on the deaths of Francis Bawden and Hercules Bawden. Rent, £2 p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, the best beast or goods.
Suit and service of Court, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1 except that repair and maintenance clause includes banks, hedges, ditches, gates, bars, posts, stiles, bridges and fences).
Mark of Julian on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold. device a male head, bearded. Parchment, indented, needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, marks of Thomas Hooper and Abraham Hooper, signature of Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (15)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/4  1737

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11 Geo. II, Feb. 14. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/3) to Richard Hurman of Chedzey, yeoman, on surrender of estate of Thomas and Baldwyn Parsons in the premises by virtue of a lease granted by John Brent, Esq., and now determinable on the deaths of the said Thomas and Baldwyn and for £10, OF 3 closes and pieces of meadow or pasture ground (6a.) called the Land closes, in the parish and Manor of Cosington and now and for divers years past in the possession of the said Baldwyn; and the appurtenances (timber and other trees and young saplings likely to become trees reserved to lessor).
For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Thomas Parsons (aged 57) and Baldwyn Parsons (aged 50), both of Cosington, yeoman, and Thomas Hurman (aged 12), son of Richard. Rent 3/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Heriot, 5/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1.
Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1, except that the repair and maintenance clause includes hedges, ditches, banks, gates, bars, posts and stiles and the lessor covenants as to indemnity).
Mark of Richard on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a shield with three stags heads. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1)as to execution; witnesses, Mary: Yates wife of Mr. Thomas Yates, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (37)"; (3)"Mannor of Cossington".

LEASE Do. do.  DD\SAS\H/123/24/5  1737

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11 Geo. II, Feb. 14.
Signature of Sarah on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape elotted through fold; device, armorial bearings. Parchment and stamps as DD\SAS\H/123/24/4. Endorsement, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Ann Shorney, Charles Thornbery, (2) "Mannor of Cosington". Date of surrender not apparent.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/6  1740

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13 Geo. II, Ap. 28. Sarah West of the Citty of Westminster in the County of Middlesex, spinster, to James Salter of Cosington, yeoman, on surrender of Lease, dated 1723, Nov. 2, made to Thomas Crocker of Cosington for 99 years, on the lives of the said Thomas, Sarah his daughter and Joan his wife, of several pieces and parcels (as under), and for £6 OF piece of arable ground (10a.) in the East feild of Cosington called Milmote; 6a. of arable ground (i.e. 3a. in Cossington West field against Crany field Landshire, ½a. adjoining the broad meer, 2a. in the middle furlong in the North feild of Cosington and ½a. in the same field adjoining to Chilton Landshire) - all in, and parcel of the Manor of, Cosington;and the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the lives of Joan Salter, wife of James (aged 40), William, son of Robert Salter, late of Pawlett, deced., his nephew (aged 17) and William King, son of William King, late of Chilton in the parish of Moorlinch (aged 26). Rent, 8/8 payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1.
Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Signature of James on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, defaced. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, William King of Cosington; (2) "No (34)"; (3)"Mannor of Cosington". See also DD\SAS\H/123/24/37.

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/7  1741

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15 Geo. II, Sep. 29. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/3) to William Bridge of Cosington, Esq., for £43.13.0, OF close of meadow or pasture ground called Gold close (12a.) in the parish and Manor of Cosington and heretofore in the possession of Sealy Lane late of Cosington, but now of the said William; and the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the lives of the said William and Dianna, his wife; to commence from the death of Christian Strangways, daughter of Giles Strangways of Charlton, Esq., or other determination. Rent, 4/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 8/- on death of William if he overlives Christian and 8/- on death of Dianna if she overlives Christian and William. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Signature of William on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, a crest, upon a wreath a demi-griffon rampant. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Iohn Dowden, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (23"; (3)"Mannor of Cosington".

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/8  1741

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15 Geo. II, Sep. 29. same parties, for £43.3.0. OF messuage or new erected dwellinghouse, outhouses, backside, garden and orchard (1a.); 1½a. in the Northfeild in the middle furlong; 3 half acres in the same field in Locks close Furlong; 2 half acres more in the same field in the upper furlong; 3r. in the East Feild in Stubb close furlong; 2 half acres and 1r. in the same field in Broadway Furlong; 2½a. in Little Feild at the north end of Winyards; close of meadow or pasture ground called Moorclose (2a.3r.); piece of meadow ground called Newmead (½a.); close of pasture ground called Westfeilds (2a.) - 14a. 3r. in all and called Grabhams, in the Manor and parish of Cosington and now in possession of the said William; and the appurtenances, with commons, common of pasture and one days delve of turves yearly in Eddington heath as heretofore held and enjoyed with the premises (timber, other trees and young saplings likely to be trees reserved to lessor). Term as DD\SAS\H/123/24/7. Rent, 5/- p.a. payable as DD\SAS\H/123/24/7. Heriot, 12/- payable as DD\SAS\H/123/24/7. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1 except that repair and maintenance clause includes banks, hedges, ditches, gates, bars, posts and stiles).
Signature, seal, parchment, stamps and endorsements (1 and 3) as DD\SAS\H/123/24/7; (2) "No. (22)." See also DD\SAS\H/123/24/32.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/9  1741

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15 Geo. II, Nov. 19. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/3) to Joseph Gibson and Hugh Boone, both of Cosington, yeomen, for £105, OF close of meadow ground (6a.) called Gold Close, being part of a tenement called St Alban's and late in the possession of Elizabeth Ewens, deceased (formerly Elizabeth St. Alban); with free liberty for lessees to cut up the premises once in the term to turves and delve and take same; with the appurtenances (15ft. breadth of ground against Cosington Wall as far as the wall runs by the side of the said close reserved to lessor and not to be dug or cut to turbary). From Dec. 25 next for 50 years. Rent, 5/-, payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas.
Lessees covenant as to payment of rent and other duties, customs and services for the premises; repair and maintenance, including ditches, gates, bars, posts, stiles, fences and watercourses; peacable quittance without waste. Lessor covenants as to peacable enjoyment with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1.
Two marks of Joseph and signature of Hugh on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on two cream tapes slotted through fold; device, a spread eagle with two heads. Four unused cuts for a third seal in centre of fold. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Eliz Knight niece to Geo Knight, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (53)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington"; (4) "GL". See DD\SAS\H/123/24/15.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/10  1742

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15 Geo. II, Jan. 31. Sarah West as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1 to Joseph Crossman of Chilton in the parish of Moorlinch, yeoman, for £4, OF 2a. of arable land in Cossington East field at a place called Share peice furlong, being part of a tenement late in the possession of Richard Lane, late of Chilton, deceased, but now of the said Joseph, and are parcel of the Manor of Cossington (2a,); and the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Joseph (aged 26), Mary, his wife (aged 20) and William, their son (aged 1). Rent, 1/- p.a. payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Heriot, 2/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1.
Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Signature of Joseph on fold. Red wax seal impressed on blue webbing slotted through fold; device, a male head in profile, hatted. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Oswald, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (38)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4) "GL".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/11  1743

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17 Geo. II, Mar. 29. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/10) to Mary Good of Puriton, widow, for an absolute surrender of Mary's estate in the premises by virtue of several leases heretofore granted and now determinable on the deaths or sooner determination of Thomas Hooper of Cossington, yeoman, and Thomas Good, her son; and for £22; OF close of meadow or pasture ground called Westclose or Newclose Meadow (12a.) in the Manor and parish of Cossington and now in the possession of the said Mary; and the appurtenances (timber and other trees and young saplings likely to become trees reserved to lessor).
For 99 years from date, on the lives of Thomas, Benjamin and Arthur Good (aged 7, 2 and 10 respectively). Rent, 8/-p.a. payable half yearly on Sept. 29 and Mar. 25. Heriot, 8/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Signature of Mary on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, a rose and thistle; inscription, of two words (1) .AD.. and (2) S. are all that can be made out. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Hugh Boone, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (26); (3) "Mannor of Cosington"; (4) "GL"; (5) "Benjamin Good [...] Arthur Good 76 / 13 May 1808 / Exd. EB".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/12  1743

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17 Geo. II, July 1. Sarah West(as DD\SAS\H/123/24/2) to John Oswald of Cossington, yeoman, for an absolute surrender of his estate in the premises by virtue of three several leases heretofore granted; and for £35, OF 2 closes of meadow or pasture ground called Lowsells (4a.); 2 closes of meadow or pasture ground called Stivends Hams (both 8a.); 1 close of pasture lately inclosed out of New close (8a.); 6½a. of arable dispersed in the Common Fields - all in the Manor and parish of Cossington and now and for divers years past in the possession of the said John; and the appurtenances (timber trees and young saplings likely to become trees and other trees, mines and quarries reserved to lessor). For 99 years from date, on the lives of Baldwyn Parsons of Cossington, husbandman (aged 56), the said Iohn (aged 45) and William Oswald (aged 14) son of Iohn. Rent 9/- p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 15/6, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/3).
Signature of John on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, as DD\SAS\H/123/24/9. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Benjamin Symes Officer of Excise, Geo: Knight; (2) "Mannor of Cosington Mr. John Oswald Counterpart in the Roofless Tenemt" See also DD\SAS\H/123/24/31.

LEASE Do. do.  DD\SAS\H/123/24/13  1743

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17 Geo. II, July 1.
Signature, seal, parchment and stamps as DD\SAS\H/123/24/5. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Ann Shorney, Mat: Duane; (2) "Mannor of Cosington". Date of surrender not apparent, but see DD\SAS\H/123/24/31).

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/14  1743

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17 Geo. II, July 1. same parties, for £70, OF messuage or tenement, backside, garden and orchard and several pieces of arable, meadow and pasture ground thereto belonging (46a. ½r. 10ft.); one days delve of turves yearly in Eddington heath; 1 close called Cowleaze (3a.); 7a. or arable or pasture in Cossington West Field or Little Field - all in the Manor and parish of Cossington and heretofore in the several possessions of Samuel Durston and Joseph Mitchell, but now and for divers years past of the said Iohn Oswald; and the appurtenances (timber trees, young saplings and other trees reserved to lessor; saving to the lessee competent fire and hedge boot of the lopps and shrouds of trees heretofore kept lopped and shrouded without assignment, and necessary great rough timber for reparations of the houses and buildings belonging to the premises, to be taken by assignment of lessor; and all to be employed on the premises without waste making),
For 99 years on the life of William Oswald (aged 14), son of John; to commence from the deaths of the said John Oswald and Mary Parsons (formerly Mary Oswald) or other determination. Rent £1 and 20/- p.a., payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. [N.B. In the covenants the rent is given as one and twenty shillings]. Heriot, £5. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/3 except that lessor also covenants as to indemnity).
Signature, seal, parchment, stamps and endorsements (1 and 2) as DD\SAS\H/123/24/12.
See also DD\SAS\H/123/24/30.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/15  1744

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17 Geo. II, Mar. 26. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1) to Hugh Boone and Joseph Gibson, both of Cossington, yeoman, for £100, OF close of meadow ground (6a.) called Gold Close part of a tenement late and for divers years past in the possession of Richard Lane, late of Chilton in the parish of Moorlinch, deceased, in the Manor and parish of Cossington, and now in the possession of Hugh and Ioseph; with free liberty...... turbary). [as DD\SAS\H/123/24/9]. For 50 years from date. Rent, 5/- p.a., payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Suit and service of court as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Covenants as DD\SAS\H/123/24/9.
Signature of Hugh and two marks of Joseph on fold. Two red wax seals impressed on red webbing slotted through fold; device, a cock. Four unused cuts for a third seal in centre of fold. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements (1) as to execution; witnesses, Eliz. Goodfellow Servt. at the Swan in Bridgwater, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (53 [or 58 ?])"; (3) Mannor of Cosington"; (4) "Turf Ground"; (5) "GL". See DD\SAS\H/123/24/9 and 20).

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/16  1744

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17 Geo. II, Mar. 29. Sarah West as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1 to Mary Good of Puriton, widow, for £36, OF close of meadow called Upper Whitchy close (6a.) in the parish and Manor of Cossington and now in the possession of the said Mary; and the appurtenances. For 99 years on the lives of John and Robert Good, her [...] sons (aged 22 and 9 respectively); to commence from the death or sooner determination of Mary. Rent, 5/- p.a., payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after the commencement of term. Heriot, 10/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Signature of Mary on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device as DD\SAS\H/123/24/11. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Hugh Boone, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (25)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington Mrs. Goods Counterpart for a Close of Meadow called Witchey"; (4) "Expd" (5) "GL".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/17  1746

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19 Geo. II, Ap. 1. Sarah West, (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/3) to William Bridge of Cosington, Esq., for £105, OF messuage or tenement, dwelling house, outhouses, backsides, garden and orchard and arable, meadow and pasture ground belonging (46½ and half a ¼a.) called St. Albans, heretofore in the possession of Elizabeth Ewens (formerly Elizabeth St. Alban) deced., but now of James Salter of Cosington, yeoman; roofless tenement consisting of arable meadow and pasture ground (40½a.) for divers years past in the possession of Richard Lane of Chilton, in the parish of Moorlinch, yeoman, lately deceased, but now of Thomas Melliar of Cosington, yeoman; 1a. of meadow ground in a common meadow called Reed at a place called the short - all in the parish and Manor of Cosington; and the appurtenances (close of meadow ground called Goale close (6a.), half ¼a. of meadow in the said Common reed lately part of the said messuage called St. Albans, another close of meadow ground called Goale close (6a.), 2a. of arable land in the East Feild of Cosington at a place called share peice furlong and lately part of the said roofless tenement; timber trees, young saplings likely to become trees and all other trees; mines and quarries - all reserved to lessor).
For 99 years from date, on the lives of Susanna, Christian and William Bridge (aged 10, 6 and 2 respectively). Rent, £1.5.4 p.a., payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, £5. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1 except that the repair and maintenance clause includes the messuage or tenement, dwellinghouse, outhouses, gates, bars, posts, stiles, walls, bridges, hedges, banks).
Signature of William on fold. Red wax seal impressed on red webbing slotted through fold; device, a cock. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; made brittle by damp, splitting at lateral folds and vermin nibbled in one or two places. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Wm Lane, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (41)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington"; (4) [in red ink] "April 1 1746" and a cross; (5) "Expired 6th June 1811"; (6) the lives are listed, and against Susanna is written in another hand "died in Feby 1808", the word "Died" is also written against Christian's name. A note beside the names says that they are daughters and son of William, the party to the deed; (7)"1808
1746
86
10
96"; (8) [in pencil] "See the covenant" [that as to repair is underlined in pencil in the deed]; (9) 1808
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RELEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/18  1749

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22 Geo. II, Ap. 24. Benjamin Clark now or late of Cossington, blacksmith, to Hugh Boone of the same, yeoman, (reciting (1) Lease and Release, [1709], 1708, 5 Geo. I, Mar. 2 and 3, Sarah West, spinster, sole daughter and heiress of Robert West, late of London, Esq., and Sarah West, widow of the said Robert to John Clark of Cossington, blacksmith, OF messuage or dwelling house, penthouse, garden and barton adjoining called Morrisshes, in, and parcel of the Manor of, Cossington, and one day's delve of turves yearly in Eddington heath; which premises for divers years then last past were in the occupation of the said John, and the Appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, issues and profits, estate and title; to the use of John and his assigns; (2) Will of John, 1726, Mar. 24, bequeathing the premises to Benjamin, Ann, Mary and Elizabeth Clark and the survivor of them; (3) Probate of same, 1729, Dec. 5, in the Ecclesiastical Court of Edmund Archar, Archdeacon of Wells; (4) Benjamin is the surviving legatee, Ann, Mary and Elizabeth being dead). For £60 and by virtue of a Bargain and Sale for a year of the preceding day's date OF the said premises, to the use of Hugh, his heirs and assigns.
Benjamin covenants as to estate of inheritance in fee simple; freedom [...] incumbrances; right to convey; peaceable enjoyment; further legal assurance so as the person(s) making same are not compelled to travel from their place of residence and no further covenants or warranty are contained.
Signature of Benjamin on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape slotted through fold; device, a winged heart impaled on an anchor, surmounted by a diadem (see DD\SAS\H/123/24/35). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1 and 2) Receipt for consideration money and as to execution; witnesses, William Barrett, John Oswald; (3) the word"Assignment" has been struck out and "Release in fee" written in another hand; (4) [in pencil] "Lot 1 Cossington Templiss" [?].

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/19  1749

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23 Geo. II, Oct. 28. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1) to William Deane of Cosington, husbandman, for an absolute surrender made by Elizabeth Deane of the same, widow, mother of William, of her estate and interest in the premises by virute of a lease heretofore granted and now determinable on the death of Elizabeth, and for £5, OF cottage house, garden and orchard with the appurts. in the parish and Manor of Cosington and now in possession of William. For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said William (aged 31), Sarah, his wife (aged 30) and William, their son (aged 3). Rent, 1/- p.a., payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Heriot, 2/6. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Signature of William on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white tape clotted through fold; device, a swan [?] standing with wings raised (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/25). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Hugh Boone, Geo: Knight; (2) "No (47)"; (3)"Mannor of Cosington"; (4) [in red ink] a cross; (5) "64 17 May 1808 Exd E B Iunr: "; (6) [in pencil] "1822
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COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/20  1751

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25 Geo. II, July 1. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1) to Joseph Gibson of Cosington, yeoman, for £21, OF close of meadow or pasture land (6a.) called Gold Close in and part of the Manor and parish of Cosington and for divers years past in the possession of John Bult of the parish of Huntspill, yeoman, but now of the said Joseph; and the appurtenances. For 99 years, on the lives of the said Joseph (aged 51) and Joseph his son (aged 16); to commence from the death of John Bult or sooner determination. Rent, 3/- p.a., payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, two fat capons or 5/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1.
Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Marks of Ioseph on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, St. George (mounted on a horse) and the dragon. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo. Knight, Henry Knight; (2) "No. (35)"; (3) "Surrd"
See also DD\SAS\H/123/24/15 and 36.

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/21  1752

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26 Geo. II, Aug. 1. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1) to Iohn Dowden of Cosington, mason, for £10, OF messuage or dwelling house, backside, garden and orchard (1½a.); close of arable or pasture ground called Howsells (2a.); 3½a. of arable at five several places in the common north field of Cosington; 2½a. of arable at four several places in the common East Field of Cosington - all in, and parcel of the Manor of, Cosington; and the appurtenances; which premises were heretofore in the possession of Baldwin Parsons of Cosington, yeoman, but now of the said Iohn (timber trees, young saplings likely to be trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the life of Betty Dowden, daughter of Iohn (aged 10); to commence from the death of Baldwin Parsons and George Godfrey of Cosington, yeoman, or sooner determination. Rent 3/6 p.a., payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas, on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 7/-. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Signature of John on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, defaced. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; vermin nibbled in one place on central lateral fold. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Hugh Boone, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (39)"; (3) "Manor of Cosington"; (3) [in red ink] a cross.

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/22  1752

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26 Geo. II, Aug. 1. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1) to Joseph Gibson of Cosington, yeoman, for £1.10, OF a little orchard, parcel of late Ioan Baker's tenement on the south of Brookhay (1a.) in the parish and Manor of Cosington and now in possession of Joseph; and the appurtenances (timber trees, young saplings likely to be trees and all other trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years, on the life of Joseph Gibson, son of lessee (aged 17), to commence from the deaths of Joseph, the lessee, and Love, his wife, or sooner determination. Rent, 6d p.a., payable half yearly, at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot or Farlieve, 1/-. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Mark of Joseph on fold. Seal, parchment and stamps as DD\SAS\H/123/24/21. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, Henry Knight; (2) "No. 45)" [ the 5 has been written over a 4]." (3) "Manor of Cosington"; (4) [in red ink] a cross; (5) [written in another ink in line with the life and age included in the usual inscription]"74"; (6) " 13 May 1808 Exd E B Jur."; (7) 1812
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LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/23  1752

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26 Geo. II, Aug. 1. same parties, for £36, OF 1½a. in Newland Close Meadow; ¼a. in Common reed Meadow; 2½a. of meadow called Moor Close; 3 yards of pasture called Trewitts; close of pasture called South Close (5 yds.); close of pasture called West Field (5 yds.)- 5½a. in all and in the parish and Manor of Cosington and heretofore in the possession of Richard Farthing, but now of the siad Joseph; and the appurtenances (timber trees, young saplings likely to become trees and all other trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said Joseph (aged 53), Joseph, his son (aged 17) and Thomas Meaker, son of Thomas Meaker of Puryton, husbandman (aged 27). Rent, 3/- p.a., payable half yearly on Sep. 29 and Mar. 25. Heriot, 8/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Signature of Sarah on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings. parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Ann Shorney, George Hyde; (2) "Mannor of Cosington"; (3) "Surrd".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/24  1752

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26 Geo. II, Aug. 1. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1) to William Salter of Cosington, yeoman, for £136, OF messuage or tenement, backside, garden and orchard and several closes, pieces and parcels of arable, meadow and pasture land belonging (22¼a.) for divers years past in the possession of James Salter late of Cosington, deceased; 4¼a. of arable land part of a tenement called Farthings in the common fields of Cosington, namely:- 1a. in Blackland, 1a. in Stubb-closeforlong, 1a. in Cooks bush, two ½ acres in Langlands and ¼a. in Broadway Furlong - all in the parish and Manor of Cosington and now in the possession of the said William; and the appurtenances (timber trees, young saplings likely to be trees and all other trees reserved to lessor). For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said William (aged 27), Ann Bennett, his sister, formerly Ann Salter, (aged 30) and Robert Theare, son of Thomas Theare of Cosington, husbandman (aged 19). Rent, 9/6 payable half yearly on Sep. 29 and Mar. 25. Heriot, 12/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1, except that the repair and maintenance clause includes houses, outhouses, buildings, banks, hedges, ditches, gates, bars, posts, stiles, bridges and fences).
Signature of William on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, as DD\SAS\H/123/24(19): Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side.
Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution, witnesses, Hugh Boone, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (48)"; (3) Mannor of Cosington; (4) [in red ink] "Expired".

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/123/24/25a  1752

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26 Geo. II, Aug. 7. parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration, 5/-. Rent. a peppercorn. Endorsement as to execution.

RELEASE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/25b  1752

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26 Geo. II, Aug. 8. Walter Burton of Sutton Mountis or Sutton Mountage, clerk, to Samuel Roy of Trent, school master, for £5, OF messuage or cottage, garden, orchard and backside in Cusington (1a.); with common of pasture in Coat moor; with the appurtenances, reversions, remainders, rents, issues and profits, estate and interest and title deeds. To Samuel, his heirs and assigns to their use.
Samuel covenants as to estate of inheritance in fee simple, right to convey; indemnity; freedom from incumbrances; further legal assurance within the space of ten years.
Signature of Walter on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps, almost completely unstuck. Endorsements, (1 and 2) Receipt for considerations money and as to execution; witnesses, Deborah Atkins, Deborah Atkins Junr.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/26  1753

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26 Geo. II, Mar. 25. Sarah West as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1 to Thomas Crossman of Cosington, husbandman, for £1.1, OF cottage house and garden called portnells in the parish of Cosington and heretofore in the possession of Thomas There, husbandman, deceased, but now of the said Thomas Crossman; and the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of Crossman, Rachel his wife, and Rachel, their daughter. Rent, 10d p.a., payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 2/-, the lives dying successively as named. Suit and service (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Mark of Crossman on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, a crest, a diadem surmounted by a dragon's head (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6). Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution: witnesses, George Beake Junr., Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (33)"; (3) "Manor of Cosington"; (4) "Rachael Lockyer"; (5) To the usual inscription is added, after "Cottage at Cosington", in a different ink, "at [...] Nab [?]", and after the name of the third life, also in a different ink; "58"; (6) [in red ink]a cross; (7)"1808
1753
55";
(8) "13 May 1808 Exd. EB Iu' ".

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/27  1753

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27 Geo. II, Dec. 26. (as DD\SAS\H/123/23/4b which is its Counterpart.
Signature of Sir Thomas on fold. Red wax seal, a good deal cracked, impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device, a crest, a wreath surmounted by a dexter arm vambraced couped, the first holding an arrow. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Mary Southey, George Pilcher; (2) "Manor of Woollavington pym"; (3) "No. 4".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/28  1755

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28 Geo. II, Mar. 25. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1) to John Watts of the parish of Cosington, carpenter, for £16, OF cottage house, garden and common belonging and heretofore in the possession of Richard Hamlin, yeoman, deceased, and since of John Dirsdale, in the parish and Manor of Cosington; and the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of the said John Watts (aged 30), and John and William, his sons (aged 3 and 1 respectively). Rent, 6d p.a., payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 1/- on each successive death of the lives as named. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1, except that the repair and maintenance clause includes, besides the "Cottage house and premises", "the river and royne works belonging to the same")
Signature of John on fold. Red wax seal, a good deal cracked, impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device as DD\SAS\H/123/24/26. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, Jno: Knight; (2) "No. (50)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington"; (4) [written in a different ink against the life of the lessee in the usual inscription] "Deed" [and against that of William]"54"; (5) "13 May 1808 Exd. EB Iu"; (6) [written in red ink over the last] "I conclude in Existance".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/29  1755

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29 Geo. II, July 1. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1) to Ann Ruscombe of Chilton in the parish of Moorlinch, spinster, for an absolute surrender of two indentures of Lease heretofore granted of the premises by Sarah West to Hugh Hamlen of Cosington, for two terms of 99 years now determinable on the death of Hugh, son of the said Hugh Hamlen, yeoman, deceased; and for £70, OF messuage or dwelling-house, out houses, backside, garden and orchard; several closes, pieces and parcels of arable, meadow and pasture ground belonging (15a.); one day's delve of turves yearly in Edington heath; 3 yards of arable in the North field at Chillingworth at Cosington; ½a. in the same field in the upper furlong; ½a. in the same field in the Middle furlong; 2a. in the East field in Broadway furlong; 1 yard on the east side of Cooks bush in the same field; 1 yard in Blackland field - 19a. 1 yd. in all, all in, and parcel of the Manor of, Cosington and late in the possession of Baldwyn Parsons but now of William Salter as undertenant to the said Ann; and the appurtenances (timber trees, young saplings likely to become trees and all other trees, mines and quarries reserved to lessor).
For 99 years from date, on the lives of Hugh Hamlen of Cosington, yeoman (aged 25), the said Ann (aged 21) and Susanna Ruscombe, her sister (aged 15). Rent, 5/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day and one couple of duck and mallard at Christmas yearly or 1/- in lieu thereof at the election of lessor. Heriot, 11/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1).
Signature of Ann on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device as DD\SAS\H/123/24/26. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Anderdon, Geo: Knight; (2) "No. (36)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington"; (3) "GL".

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/30  1755

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29 Geo. II, Sep. 29. Sarah West (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1) to John Oswald of Cosington, yeoman, for an absolute surrender of his estate and interest in the premises by virtue of two leases heretofore granted by Sarah and now determinable on the deaths of the said John, Mary Parsons (formerly Mary Oswald) and William Oswald, son of John; and for £35, OF messuage or tenement, backside, garden and orchard and several closes, pieces and parcels of arable, meadow and pasture ground (46a. ½r. 10ft. in all); one day's delve of turves yearly in Eddington heath; close called Cowleaze (3a.); 7a. of arable or pasture in Cosington west field or little field - all in the parish and Manor of Cosington and for divers years past in the possession of the said John; and the appurtenances (timber trees, young saplings and all other trees reserved to lessor, saving to the lessee competent "Fire-boot and Hedge-boot of the lopps and shrouds" of trees heretofore lopped and shrouded without assignment and necessary great rough timber for reparations of the house and buildings belonging to the premises, to be taken by assignment of lessor; the boots and timber to be employed on the premises and not elsewhere and that without waste making).
For 99 years from date,on the lives of the said John (aged 57), Mary Oswald, daughter of William Oswald, son of John (aged 4) and the said William, son of John (aged 27). Rent, £1.1 p.a., payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Heriot, £5 with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/3).
Signature of John on fold. Red wax seal, a good deal cracked, impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, a human head in profile, with long hair, filleted. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; a few holes vermin nibbled along central lateral fold. Three 6d stamps, coming unstuck. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, John Thorne, Ino. Knight; (2) "No. (1)"; (3) Mannor of Cosington; (4) [in red ink] a cross.
See also DD\SAS\H/123/24/14.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/31  1755

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29 Geo. II, Sep. 29. same parties, for absolute surrender of John's estate and interest in the premises by virtue of a lease dated 1743, July 1, which is now determinable on the deaths of Baldwyn Parsons and John and William Oswald; and for £15, OF two closes of meadow or pasture ground called Lowsells (4a.); two closes of meadow or pasture ground called Stewards Hams (both 8a.); close of pasture lately enclosed out of New Close (8a.); 6½a. of arable lying dispersed in the several Common Fields of Cosington -- all in the parish and Manor of Cosington and now and for divers years past in the possession of the said Iohn; and the appurtenances (timber trees, young saplings likely to become timber trees and all other trees and mines and quarries reserved to lessor).
For 99 years from date, on the lives of Sarah Oswald, daughter of William son of John (aged 5), the said John (aged 57) and the said William, his son (aged 27). Rent, 9/- p.a., payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Heriot, 15/6 with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/3.
Signature, seal, parchment, stamps and endorsement (1) as DD\SAS\H/123/24/30 (except that there is only one small hole in the lateral fold of the present deed; (2) "No. (12)"; (3) Mannor of Cosington"; (4) [in the usual inscription against Sarah's name in the list of lives is written in a different ink] "58" [the other two have respectively] "dd.", "decd."; (5) "GL"; (6) "13 May 1808 Exd. EB Jur." (7) "Andrews of Long Sutton."
See also DD\SAS\H/123/24/12 and 13.

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/32  1756

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29 Geo. II, May 20. Sarah West as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1 to William Bridge of Cosington, Esq., for absolute surrender of William's estate and interest in the premises for remainder of a term of 99 years now determinable on the deaths of the said William and Dianna his wife: and for £26, OF messuage, dwelling-house, out houses, backside, garden and orchard belonging (1a.); 1½a. in the Northfield in the Middle furlong; 3 half acres in the same field in Locksclose furlong; 2 half acres in the same field in the Upper furlong; 3r. in the East feild in Stubb-close furlong; 2 half acres and 1 r. in the same field in Broadway furlong; 2½a. in little feild at the north end of Winyards; close of meadow or pasture ground called Moorclose (2a. 3r.); piece of meadow ground called New-Mead (½a.); close of pasture ground called Westfeilds (2a.) - 14a. 3r. in all and called Grabhams, in the parish and Manor of Cosington and now in the possession of the said William; and the apprutenances with commons, common of pasture and one days delve of turves yearly in Eddington heath as heretofore enjoyed with the premises (timber trees, other trees and young saplings likely to be trees reserved to lessor).
For 99 years from date, on the lives of William (aged 50) and Stephen Bridge (aged 9) and Franklin Sealy Bridge (aged 8), sons of William. Rent, 5/- P.a., payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 12/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Suit and service, etc. (rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/24/8).
Signature of William on fold. Red wax seal, a good deal cracked, impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device as DD\SAS\H/123/24/26. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; wearing into holes at the intersections of the cross folds and vermin nibbled in a few places along central lateral fold. Three 6d stamps. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, Ino. Knight; (2) "No. (32)"; (3) "Mannor of Cosington"; (4) [In the list of lives in usual inscription are added against William's, Stephen's and Franklin's names respectively] "dead" "1808 61" "60"; (5) [in red ink] a cross. See also DD\SAS\H/123/24/8.

LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/33  1758

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15 Edward, Bp. of Bath and Wells, Jan. 17. granted to Joanna Hooper, widow of Abraham Hooper late of the parish of Cossington in the diocese of Bath and Wells, OF her late husband's estate, he having died intestate.
Signature of Jo: Hawkins, Deputy Register. Paper covered official seal, cracking in several places, on parchment tag. Parchment, print and MS. Two 5/- stamps. Endorsement, "17 Jany. 1758 Administration to Abraham Hooper granted to Joanna Hooper late Joanna M.... [indecipherable; there are four down strokes unevenly spaced, the last being a little taller than the others]

COUNTERPART LEASE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/34  1758

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32 Geo. II, Aug. 29. Edmund Hoskins of Lincolns Inn, Middlesex, Esq., to John Oswald of Cossington, yeoman, for £18, OF 1a., ¾a., and 1/8a. of meadow land in Common Reed in the parish and Manor of Cossington and now and for many years past in the possession of Joseph Gibson of Cossington, yeoman; and the appurtenances. For 99 years from date, on the lives of William Oswald (son of John) of Cossington, surgeon (aged 30), and Sarah and Mary Oswald, daughters of William (aged 7 and 6 respectively). Rent, 1/6 p.a. payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day. Heriot, 5/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. (Rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6 except that the penalty clause refers to arrears of rent and heriot only and does not contain the alternative as to waste to the value of 20/- or the premises becoming ruinous without composition or amendment in 3 months).
Signature of John on fold. Red wax seal, a good deal cracked, impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device as DD\SAS\H/123/24/26. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Jno. Knight, the mark of Joseph Gibson; (2) "No. (12)"; (3) Mannor of Cossington"; (4) [against the name of William Oswald in the usual inscription is written in a different ink] "Mort"; (5) "GL"

BARGAIN AND SALE FOR A YEAR  DD\SAS\H/123/24/35a  1759

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32 Geo. II, Jan. 4. parties, parcels, etc., as under. Consideration, 5/-. Rent, a peppercorn. Endorsements as to execution and Memorandum of erasures only.

RELEASE IN FEE  DD\SAS\H/123/24/35b  1759

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32 Geo. II, Jan. 5. Samuel Roy of Trent, schoolmaster (eldest son and heir at law of Kingman Roy of Sutton Montague, gent., deceased) to Joseph Crossman of Cossington, yeoman, for £50, OF messuage or cottage, garden, orchard and backside belonging in Cossington (1a.) bounded on the south with the lands of Sir Thomas Hales, Baronet, on the north with the lands of [blank]Pledwell, Esq., on the east with a brook or watercourse and on the west with the common highway; heretofore in the possession of Richard Adams, gent., since of James Burton, deceased, but now of the said Samuel; together with one days delve of turf or peat yearly to be taken in Eddington Turfmoore or Heath; with common of pasture in Coatmoore; and the appurtenances; the estate and interest of Samuel, rents and services due by any demises and reversions and remainders. To Crossman, his heirs and assigns for their use.
Samuel covenants as to rightful possession free from incumbrances and warrants for himself and his heirs to Joseph his heirs and assigns against Samuel, his heirs and all other persons and covenants as to further legal assurance.
Signature of Samuel on fold. Red wax seal impressed on white paper slotted through fold; device as DD\SAS\H/123/24/18. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp, unstuck. Endorsements (1,2 and 3) Receipt for consideration money, Memorandum as to erasure in deed having been made before execution and as to execution; witnesses to all three, Richd. Codrington, John Chisolm.

COUNTERPART LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/36  1760

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33 Geo. II, May 19. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/34) to Hugh Boone and Joseph Gibson, both of the parish of Cossington, yeomen, for £210, OF close of ground called Gold Close on the east side of Gold drove (8a.) and now in the possession of Elizabeth Chapman; and the appurtenances; with free liberty to cut, dig and delve the same to turves. For 50 years, from the death of Elizabeth Chapman of Bridgwater, widow. Rent, 10/- p.a., payable half yearly at Lady Day and Michaelmas, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term.
Lessees covenant as to payment of rent, suit and service of Court; repair and maintenance of gates, posts, bars and stiles; yielding up in repair without waste. If the rent is in arrears by the space of 20 days after lawful demand penalty as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1.
Lessor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment.
Signature of Hugh and mark of Joseph on fold. Two red wax seals, cracking, impressed on two pieces of pink tape slotted through fold; device, as DD\SAS\H/123/24/26. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Geo: Knight, Jno. Knight; (2) "No. (53)"; (3) "Mannor of Cossington"; (4) "GL"; (5) 13 May 1808 Exd. EB Inr."; (6) "Will expire in May 1810 - See Survey Page 9".
See also 24/26.

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/37  1761

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1 Geo. III, Aug. 15. Edmund Hoskins (as DD\SAS\H/123/24/34) to William Salter of the parish of Cossington, yeoman, for £40, OF close of arable or pasture land (10a.) in the East Field of Cossington called Milmoot; 6a. of arable land, namely, 3a. in the West Field of Cossington against Crane Field Landshare, ½a. adjoining the Broad Drove against Chilton Landshare, and 2½a. in the Middle Furlong in the North Field of Cossington - all in the parish and Manor of Cossington and heretofore in the possession of Thomas Crocker and for divers years past of the said William; and the appurtenances (timber, other trees and young saplings likely to become trees and mines and quarries reserved to lessor). For 99 years on the lives of James and William Bennett (aged 8 and 4 respectively), sons of James Bennett of the parish of Huntspill, yeoman; to commence from the death of the said William Salter or sooner determination, Rent, 8/8 p.a., payable half yearly at Michaelmas and Lady Day, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, 4/- with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1. Rest of deed as DD\SAS\H/123/23/6.
Signature of Edmund on fold. Red wax seal impressed on cream tape slotted through fold; device, armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, W Ainge, Ino. Whitehouse; (2) "Mannor of Cossington".
See also DD\SAS\H/123/24/6

LEASE IN REVERSION  DD\SAS\H/123/24/38  1764

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4 Geo. III, Jan. 10. Henry William Portman of Bryanston, Dorsett, Esq., to John Oswald of Cossington, gentleman, for £7.7.0, OF several pieces of arable land or pasture ground (1a. 3yds) in Cossington and parcel of the Manor of Bircle, late in the tenure of Mary Hamlin, widow, deceased, and now of the said John; with the appurtenances (timber trees, both pollard and maiden, and trees likely to become timber trees, reserved to lessor). For 99 years on the lives of Sarah Oswald (aged 12) and Mary Oswald (aged 11), nieces of John; proviso that when any question arises as to whether either of the lives is still in existence, it shall be incumbent on the person then interested in the premises under this demise to prove such existence or, in default thereof, the life shall be deemed dead; to commence from the death of Priscilla Chinn, late Priscilla Hamline, or other determination. Rent, 1/- p.a., payable quarterly on the usual quarter days, beginning on the first such feast to happen after commencement of term. Heriot, £1, with proviso as DD\SAS\H/123/24/1.
Lessee covenants as to payment of rent and heriot; repair and maintenance of fences, peaceable giving up of possession at end of term. If payments are in arrears by the space of twenty days, being lawfully demanded, without sufficient distress being found on the premises, or if the lessee commits waste to the value of 10/- in any one year, without amending or compounding for same in ¼ year and after notice given, lessor to have the right of re-entry. Lessor covenants as to peaceable enjoyment.
Signature of Henry on fold. Red wax seal impressed on pink tape slotted through fold; device (imperfect), armorial bearings. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution; witnesses, Jno. Donne, Jonah Martin; (2) "Man' or of Bircle"; (3) "Lives Sarah Oswald 13 Years Mary Oswald- 12 years"; (4) "1836; (5) "1818
1764 1764
72 54
12 13
84" 67"

ASSIGNMENT  DD\SAS\H/123/24/39  1764

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4 Geo. III, Ap. 13. Thomas Chinn of Weston Zoyland, yeoman, and Pricilla, his wife (formerly Pricilla Hamlin), to Stephen Bridge of South petherton, surgeon and apothecary, and William Bridge of the same, gentleman, brother, sole guardian and acting trustee for Stephen during his minority (Reciting (1) Indenture of Lease, by way of Mortgage, 1702, 1 Anne, Oct. 5, Dorothy Bult of Monmoth Street in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, Westminster, to John Welsh OF (amongst other lands) 1a. of meadow or pasture ground called New Mead; ½a. of arable land in the North Field; ½a. in the South Field; 1 yd. of arable land in the East Field in a Furlong called Twibbick - all in the parish of Cossington and then in the tenure of John Bult, senior, of Cossington, for 999 years at 1 peppercorn rent, under Covenants mentioned; (2) John Welsh died intestate and Letters of Administration were granted to Elizabeth Welsh, his widow, whereby she became interested in the premises for remainder of the term; (3) Indenture of Assignment, 1722, 9 Geo. I, Dec. 17, the said Elizabeth of Woolavington, widow of John Welsh late of the same place, mercer, deceased, to Jane Hamlin of the same, widow, for £35, OF the said premises and estate for remainder of term subject to the conditions, etc., mentioned; (4) Subsequent marriage of Jane with Henry Stock, before which marriage she reserved the power to dispose of the lands and accordingly by her will, 1737, May 23, bequeathed them to the said Henry for his life and then to her granddaughter, Pircilla Hamlin, for remainder of term; (5) the said Pircilla having married Thomas Chinn they are possessed of the estate in the premises for the said remainder; (6) an absolute purchase is agreed on between the parties to the present deed), For £21, OF 1a. of meadow or pasture ground called New mead, the east side bounded with 2a. of land called New mead belonging to Mr. Drawater, the west side with 2a. of land called New mead part of a tenement called Richard Lane's tenement, the north side with 9a. of land of Mrs. Jane's called Moor close and the south side with New mead lane; ½a. of arable land in the North Field of Cossington lately inclosed with other lands of the said Stephen Bridge and being part of a close called Hurst Close, the east side bounded with ½a. of arable land late Mr. Salter's but since exchanged by him, the west side with 1a. of arable land in the North Field of the said Stephen belonging to a tenement called Saint Albins, the north side with a close called Land Close belonging to the said tenement and the south side with the highway; 1 yard of arable land in the same North Field in the upper furlong, the east side bounded with an acre of Joseph'Crossman's land, the west side with 1 yard belonging to Ann Riscombe, the north side with the middle head and the south side with Joseph Crossman's ground called Shiere piece; ½a. of arable land in the South Field in Cossington at a place called Blackland, the east side bounded with 2a. of arable land belonging to Mr. Smith, the west side with land belonging to Joseph Crossman lately inclosed, the north side with Mr. Salter's lands and the south side with the hill road or highway - all in the parish of Cossington and formerly in the tenure of Iohn Bult, afterwards of Dorothy Bult, then of John and Elizabeth Welsh, since of Jane Hamlin, but now of Thomas and Pircilla Chinn; with the appurtenances, estate and interest and deeds.
For remainder of term of 999 years. In trust for the use of Stephen. Assignors covenant as to right to assign; peaceable enjoyment in trust for Stephen; indemnity; further legal assurance in like trust.
Signatures of Thomas and Stephen and mark of Pricilla on fold. Three red wax seals, somewhat cracked, impressed on three pieces of cream tape slotted through fold; device, a human head, almost defaced. Parchment, indented; needle-holes down each side; vermin nibbled at cross folds on central lateral fold. One 2/6 stamp. Endorsements, (1) as to execution by Stephen; witness, Mary Musgraue; (2 and 3) as to execution by Thomas and Pricilla and Receipt for consideration money; witnesses, Sealy Bridge and Joseph Whittick; (4) "No 6"; (5) [The usual inscription names the deed "Absolute Conveyance of Lands in Cossington In Trust..."].

Particulars as to the Morse and Hooper families  DD\SAS\H/123/24/40  Undated

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Paper water marked "1799". "Joseph Morse and Mary Gilling were married (2) in 1723 - don't know where. (3) In 1724 Joanna was born - (4) In 1726 Joseph the son was born (5) In 1728 Joseph Norse the father died. (6) In 1737 Joseph Morse the son died. [These last two notes are bracketted together and beside the bracket is See the Regr] (7) In 1752 Abraham Hooper was married to (8) Joanna in the Cathedral Church (9) at Wells. (10) It is well known by many persons at (11) Cossington that Mrs Goverd and her sister (12) were the only children of Joanna Hooper."
Paper, quarto sheet.

Chew Magna, Chilcompton, Curry Rivel, deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/140  [n.d.]

Chew Magna deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/140/1  1595-1651

13 documents

Chew Magna deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/140/2  1611-1753

18 documents

Chew Magna deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/140/3  1723-1803

23 documents

Contents:
Including survey of the manor of the vicarage of Chew Magna with Dundry, 1792, schedule of Land Tax (Vicarage), 1789, Memorial of redemption of Land Tax, 1801

Chilcompton deeds, etc  DD\SAS\H/140/4  1661/2-1788

27 documents

Curry Rivel deeds, etc  DD\SAS\H/140/5  1615-1736/7

26 documents

Deeds for various parishes.  DD\SAS\H/143  [n.d.]

Contents:
Chaffcombe, Chapel Allerton, Chard, Cheddar, Chelwood (or Chelworth), Chilton Cantelo, Chilton Polden, Chilthorne Domer, Churchill, Clatworthy, Claverton, Cloford, Clutton, Combe Hay, Compton Dando, Compton Dundon, Compton Pauncefoot, Corston, Croscombe, Curland, Queen Charlton, deeds etc.

Chaffcombe deeds etc  DD\SAS\H/143/1  1641-1714

5 documents

Chapel Allerton deeds etc  DD\SAS\H/143/2  1730-1731

3 documents

Chard deeds etc  DD\SAS\H/143/3  1687-1788

4 documents

Cheddar deeds etc  DD\SAS\H/143/4  1617-1742

4 documents

Chelwood will  DD\SAS\H/143/5  1726/7

1 document

Contents:
Will of John Abram of Chelworth, yeoman, W.14 Dec.1724 Pr. 7 Jan.1726/7

Chilton Cantelo deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/6  1623

1 document

Chilton Polden deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/7  1733-1832

3 documents

Chilthorne Domer deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/8  1685-1720

3 documents

Churchill deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/9  1676

1 document

Clatworthy deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/10  1759

1 document

Claverton deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/11  1743

1 document

Cloford deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/12  1789

1 document

Clutton deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/13  1760

1 document

Combe Hay deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/14  1731

1 document

Compton Dando deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/15  1565-1731

3 documents

Compton Dundon deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\H/143/16  1696-1750

19 documents

Compton Pauncefoot Indemnity Certificate  DD\SAS\H/143/17  1711, 1715

Corston deeds, etc  DD\SAS\H/143/18  1624-1812

3 documents

Croscombe deeds, etc  DD\SAS\H/143/19  1693-1797

5 documents

Curland deeds, etc  DD\SAS\H/143/20  1738-1774

5 documents

Queen Charlton deeds, etc  DD\SAS\H/143/21  1714-1745

6 documents

Contents:
Including will of Thos. Abbott, 1714 (copy) and Inventory of Saul Abbott, 1745

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\H/202  [n.d.]

Contents:
Churchstanton, Creech St.Michael, Crewkerne, Pawlett, East and West Pennard, Pensford, Pylle, Paulton, Pitcombe, Pilton, Pitminster, Pitney, Porlock, Portbury, Preston Plucknett, Priston, Puriton, deeds etc.

Churchstanton deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/1  1612-1797

26 documents

Contents:
Including will of Wm. Burford of C.(co.Devon), husbandman, 22 September 1678, pr. Exeter 15th April, 1689, and of Agnes Chave of Uplowman (co.Devon), widow 23 November 1726

Creech St. Michael deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/2  1609-1813

25 documents

Crewkerne deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/3  1622-1820

13 documents

Contents:
Including warrants to the Constable of Bulstone hundred to minister the militia arms of the Crewkerne Regiment and Crewkerne Troop of Horse, 1697

Pawlett deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/4  1705-1801

5 documents

East and West Pennard deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/5  1561-1802

26 documents

Contents:
Including will of Henry Ames of W.P. yeoman, 22 December 1729; Any Farr of W.P., spinster, 11 February, 1740/41; Jas. Hollard of W.P. 23 March 1771/2

Pensford deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/6  1636-1742

6 documents

Pill [Pylle] deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/7  1671-1780

7 documents

Contents:
Including will of Wm. Berkeley of Pill otherwise Wm. Portman of Orchard Portman, esq., 10 January 1735/6, C.31 August 1737, pr. PCC 31 October 1737; of Sir John Burland, kt., one of the Barons of H.M. Court of Exchequer, 21 July 1775 (lands in Pill), pr. PCC 11 March, 1776, of Dame Laetitia Burland, widow of Sir John Burland, 9 November 1778, pr. PCC 28 January 1780

Paulton will  DD\SAS\H/202/7a  1815

Contents:
(Probate of will of Thos. Randall of Paulton, esq., 8 July 1811 Cs. 1812-13, affidavit 22 October 1815)

Pitcombe will  DD\SAS\H/202/7b  1655

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(Probate of will of Wm. Ewens of Haddespen in Pitcombe, yeoman, 22 November 1653, pr. London 3 December 1655)

Pilton deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/8  1672-1816

52 documents

Contents:
Including will of Jas. Bisse, sen. of Compton in Pilton, gent., 3 March 1704/05 [mutilated]; of Jas. Lambert of Pilton als Palton, yeoman, 10 September 1723; draft deed, 1759, written on ?list of preachers for Wells Cathedral, 1758; survey of Pilton, 1791

Pitminster deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/9  1638-1811

4 documents

Contents:
Including Glebe Terrier of p., 1638 (later copy); Order of cost, taxed by Wm. Harbin, of conveying pauper from Yeovil to Pitminster, 1702/03; Will of Wm. Buncombe of Duddlestone in P., gent, 16 April 1802, Cs. 1805-10, pr. Taunton 1811

Pitney deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/10  1745

1 document

Porlock letters  DD\SAS\H/202/11  1670/71

1 document

Contents:
Letters of Probate (PCC) dated 11 February 1670/71, reciting Will of William Kent of Porlock, miller, dated 24 December 1670, with Inventory dated 9 January 1670/71

Portbury deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/12  1606-1809

8 documents

Contents:
Including Will of Geo. Colet of Portbury, 29 January 1721/2; of Anne Purnell of P., 29 November 1724; Eliz. Watts of P., 27 June 1730, pr. Wells 26 May 1730; and John Gray of P., yeoman, 18 October 1765, Admon. 21 march 1767; and Articles of a Friendly Society, 1809

Preston Plucknett deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/13  1631/2-1775

5 documents

Priston deeds etc.  DD\SAS\H/202/14  1647/8-1825

9 documents

Contents:
Including will of Thos. Gibbs of Wilmington in P., yeoman, 12 August 1766

Puriton deeds etc  DD\SAS\H/202/15  1669

1 document

Taunton prison, Shepton Mallet house of correction, vols. etc. (+ H/282)  DD\SAS\H/281  [n.d.]

Taunton Prison  DD\SAS\H/281/1  1837-1867

1 volume

Contents:
Order Book of Visiting Justices

Taunton Prison  DD\SAS\H/281/2  1878-1884

1 volume

Contents:
Minute Book of Visiting Committee

Taunton Prison  DD\SAS\H/281/3  1866-1878

1 volume

Contents:
Book for Visitors and Magistrates not being Visiting Justices

Taunton Prison  DD\SAS\H/281/4  1868-1872

1 volume

Contents:
Abstract of Costs

Shepton Mallet House of Correction  DD\SAS\H/281/5  1824-1866

1 volume

Contents:
Visiting Magistrates Journal

Shepton Mallet House of Correction  DD\SAS\H/281/6  1867-1878

1 volume

Contents:
Visiting Justices Minute Book

Shepton Mallet House of Correction  DD\SAS\H/281/7  1850-1878

1 volume

Contents:
Visiting Justices Reports (copies)

Taunton Prison and Shepton Mallet House of Correction  DD\SAS\H/281/8  [n.d.]

Taunton Prison Quarterly and Yearly abstracts of Expenses  DD\SAS\H/281/8/1  1875-1877

3 files

Shepton Mallet Prison Quarterly and Yearly abstracts of Expenses  DD\SAS\H/281/8/2  1872-1877

6 files

Somerset reports, railway prospectuses.  DD\SAS\H/313  [n.d.]

Report of Committee to investigate the County Expenditure  DD\SAS\H/313/1  21 April 1834

1 doc.

Contents:
To be presented at Q.S. at Wells

Plan [Scheme] for the judicial division of the County of Somerset  DD\SAS\H/313/2  Undated, 1833 or post

1 doc.

Contents:
(Including adding of Bedminster to Bristol)

Copy of Mr. Rendel's Report to the Admiralty on the Chester and Holyhead Railway.  DD\SAS\H/313/3  1844

1 doc.

Prospectuses of numerous railway schemes  DD\SAS\H/313/4  Undated, c.1845

1 bundle

Contents:
In different parts of the country including Somerset (includes Bradshaw's Map of Railways, 1845)

Militia appointments (Burland)  DD\SAS\H/342  [n.d.]

Appointment  DD\SAS\H/342/1  18 December 1669

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Contents:
By James, Duke of Ormond, Ld. Lt., of John Burland, esq., to be captain of the militia company of Foot in the Regiment of which Ralph Stawell, esq., is colonel.

Appointment  DD\SAS\H/342/2  16 April 1673

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Contents:
By John, Duke of Somerset, Ld. Lt., of John Burland, esq., to be captain of the company of the trained bands in the Regiment of which Ralph Stawell, esq., is colonel.

Appointment  DD\SAS\H/342/3  4 June 1675

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Contents:
By Heneage, Earl of Winchelsea, Ld. Lt. of Somerset and Kent, of John Burland to be captain of a foot company in the Regiment of Trained Bands.

Appointment  DD\SAS\H/342/4  9 May 1691

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Contents:
By James, Duke of Ormond, their Majesties Lieutenant of Somerset, of John Burland, esq., to be captain of a company in the Regiment of Foot in the Militia called Bridgewater Regiment.

Hungerford Cartulary  DD\SAS\H/348  [n.d.]

Hungerford Cartulary  DD\SAS\H/348/1  c.1480/1500


Related information: A copy of the cartulary made c.1500 with some material not included in the original and a section possibly from the cartulary are among the Radnor MSS.,Wilts.Record Office,490/1469-1470.
Extensive notes on the Hungerford family by Canon Jackson are held by the Wilts.Arch.Society at Devizes. Further notes by Jackson on other antiquarian subjects are held by the Society of Antiquaries(of London).

Contents:
1-44 Wilts.(Winterbourne Stoke, Chippenham, Upton Scudamore)
44v. ?Cornwall (Penhale,"Treslygh[a]m", Nauservian.
Devon (Harleston,South Pool) Courtenay Family
45 Som. (Wootton Courtenay) Courtenay Family
Devon (Pyridon near Plymtree). Courtenay Family
46-52 Wilts (Rowden nr.Chippenham)
[2mm.no numeration] Wilts. (Bradford-Peput St.)
55-196 Wilts.(Brutford,Bremelshaw,Chelworth,Cricklade,Burton, Mildenhall, Heytesbury, Southcourt,Rushall,Durnford, Teffont, "Merston"[Marston],Stratton-Nether and Over, Corston, Forest of Selwood.
197. Wilts. and Berks. (Hungerford,Sandon,Charlton).
199-202 Wilts. (Rowley als Wittenham).
203. Som.(Maperton)
205-207 Wilts.("Staunton")
213-249 Som.(Wellow,Farleigh Hungerford incl.Chantry).
250-256v. Foundation of chantry in Salisbury Cathedral
257v.258v. Note of patronage of Maiden Bradley monastery.
259v.260 Wilts. (Ivy Church Mon.(lands in var.parishes),Calne, Wanborough ).
260v-264 Various (Eston [in Burbage],"Edyndone" Mon.,"Stanlegh", Lanthony Priory(nr.Gloucester),Lesnes Abbey[in Erith,Kent], Hungerford,Sandon & Charlton,St.Stephen's Chapel-Westminster.
265-66 Som. (Farleigh)
270-296 Som.(Tellisford, Falkland and Hemington,Hardington,Charlton, Kilmersdon,Frome,Wellow,etc.)
298-304 Gloucs. (Down Ampney)
307-315 Westminster (St.Martin's in the Fields)
317-327 Chantry of Robt.Lord Hungerford in Salisbury Cathedral - deeds,regulations,lists of ornaments,etc.
327v-338v. Almshouses in Heytesbury - deeds,regs.etc.
339-346 Wilts.(Bishops Knoyle,Heytesbury,etc.).

Notes (from Canon Jackson's notes), letters, etc. re Hungerford Cartulary  DD\SAS\H/349  [n.d.]

Notes by Canon Jackson about the Hungerford Cartulary  DD\SAS\H/349/1  nd

1 doc

Parchment and leather binding of Hungerford Cartulary  DD\SAS\H/351  [n.d.]

Parchment and leather from binding of Hungerford Cartulary  DD\SAS\H/351/1  c1480-1500

2 items

Maps of various parishes etc.  DD\SAS\H/528  [n.d.]

Rolled and Hanging Maps.  DD\SAS\H/528/1  19th cent.-20th cent.

33 docs

Supplementary information: FULLY CATALOGUED IN OFFICE CATALOGUE OF MAPS.

Contents:
See also C/212 for continuation of this series.
Letters are used to distinguish maps of the same parish and year.
ASHCOTT; draft tithe map 1835
AXBRIDGE; O.S.25" sheets 17.16, 26.4 1st ed. Boundary changes 1897.
BRATTON SEYMOUR; Bratton and Holbrook farms, 1862
EAST BRENT; Manor of Edingworth 1825(b)
BROMPTON RALPH; Draft tithe map, 1841
CAMERTON; O.S.25" sheets 20.11 & 15, 2nd ed. Boundary changes 1912.
CANNINGTON; tracing copy of tithe map c.1840 [2 copies]
CHARD; parish c.1820 (a & b)
Parish c.1825
CHARLTON MUSGROVE; parish 1815
DUNSTER; sea defences on Dunster Salt Marsh, 19th cent.
EXFORD; Sharcott Bottom[South Common] and S.farm 1848 (a)
GLASTONBURY; copy Enclosure map 1783 made c.1820 (c)
KINGSBURY EPISCOPI; pre-enclosure map, 1824 (a)
KINGSTON ST MARY; copy tithe map c.1838 (a-c)
LUCCOMBE; copy tithe map made c.1865
MARTOCK; Parish and Hundred 1823
MONTACUTE; Parish 1825
PITMINSTER; Parish 1825 (b)
PORLOCK; copy tithe map 1841 (b-c)
SEABOROUGH; O.S. 6" plan. Boundary alterations c.1896
SEAVINGTON ST.MARY; Parish and tithing of Hurcott,Ilton 1829(b)
SELWORTHY; Enlarged copy tithe map made 1868 (a)
TIMBERSCOMBE; Bickham Manor and T.glebe 1823
TINTINHULL; Parish (?draft tithe map) 1833
TRENT; O.S.6" showing boundary alterations c.1895
TWERTON; O.S. 25" sheets 12.8 & 12, 14.10 & 14, 2nd ed. showing boundary alterations,1911.
WALTON IN GORDANO; Manor of Walton 1810
WAMBROOK; O.S. 6" plan showing boundary alterations c.1896
WELLS; O.S. 1" plan showing electoral division existing and new for Wells,Street and Meare 1907.
WINCANTON,BRUTON,BATCOMBE,WITHAM FRIARY,CHARLTON MUSGROVE,WANSTROW, KILMINGTON; O.S. 1" map 1893.
WITHYPOOL; Lands of Jn.Hill, 1831.
Copy part tithe map made c.1860.

Map of Aller  DD\SAS\W/51/1  [n.d.]

Map of Aller  DD\SAS\W/51/1/1  1761

1 doc.

Contents:
Map of Aller Manor. .. the lands of Arthur Adams, esq.
[Parchment]

Ref.book: Schillibeer and Locke Taunton Deane Customs  DD\SAS\C/19  [n.d.]

Taunton Deane Customs: Schillibeer and Locke  DD\SAS\C/19/1  1820

1 vol.

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/59  [n.d.]

Contents:
Abbots Leigh, Aisholt, Aller, Ashbrittle, Ashill, Axbridge, Angersleigh, Ansford, Ashcott, Babcary, Backwell, Banwell, Bath, Bradford, Brompton Ralph, Butleigh, Dinder, Ditcheat, Donyatt, Dowlishwake, Downhead, Draycott, Dulcote, Dulverton, Dundry, deeds etc.

Abbot's Leigh; Aisholt; Aller; Ashbrittle; Ashill; Axbridge deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/1  1615-1765

8 docs

Aller & Ashill deeds  DD\SAS\C/59/2  1641-1754, 1675-1696

11 docs

Contents:
Aller,(7) incl.Indemnity Certificate addressed to Drayton parish and subscribed "The Overseer living at Oath William Young wee could not come to him nor hee to us for water" 1685
Ashill(6) incl. probate of will of William Ashton of Ashill,butcher,30 Oct.1689, pr. Peculiar of Ashill,15 Oct.1691, with long inventory dated 11 dec.1689.[Entry "One Chattle Lease of Lumberd's Tenement for three lives at tenn years value... 30.00.00]

Angersleigh deed.  DD\SAS\C/59/3  1797

1 doc.

Ansford als Almesford deeds  DD\SAS\C/59/4  1695-1773

1

Contents:
Incl.sheriff's warrant for payment of bounties for apprehension of felon,1773.

Ashcott deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/5  1735-1782

7 docs

Babcary deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/6  1683-1723

4 docs

Backwell deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/7  1701-1793

31 docs

Banwell deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/8  1750,1722

2 docs

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/9  1744-1762

41 docs

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/10  1783-1826

22 docs

Contents:
Incl. probate of will of Rich.Furnall of Bath, woollen-draper 5 Sep.1695,pr.Wells 12 Jan 1796. Probate of will of William Lutwyche of Marlborough Buildings,Bath,29 Aug.1822, pr.P.C.C. 17 Mar.1823.

Bradford deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/11  1781-1806

3 docs

Brompton Ralph deeds  DD\SAS\C/59/12  1668-1683

3 docs

Butleigh deeds  DD\SAS\C/59/13  1633-1817

28 docs

Contents:
Incl. Letters of Admon.,dated 6 Nov.1831. with will annexed,dated 10 Oct.1794, of John Rocke of Butleign,gent.1831.

Dinder deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/14  1735,1755

2 docs

Ditcheat deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/15  1618/9-1753

2 docs

Deeds for Donyatt Dowlishwake  DD\SAS\C/59/16  1623,1666

2 docs

Contents:
Inventory of Wm.Ties,clerk,late of D.
Incl.probate of will of Thos.Waldon of Dowlishwake,yeoman,11 Mar.1664/5,pr.P.C.C. 29 Oct.1666.

Downhead deed.  DD\SAS\C/59/17  1777

1 doc.

Draycott deed.  DD\SAS\C/59/18  1639/40

1 doc.

Dulcott deed.  DD\SAS\C/59/19  1717

1 doc.

Dulverton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/20  1602-1756

6 docs

Dundry deed.  DD\SAS\C/59/21  1767

1 doc.

Dunkerton deed.  DD\SAS\C/59/22  1686-1781

8 docs

Contents:
Incl.will of William Kelson Cridlingcott in par. of Dunkerton, 15 Nov. 1708.

Dunster deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/23  1579-1775

12 docs

Durleigh deeds.  DD\SAS\C/59/24  1721-1742

3 docs

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/61  [n.d.]

Contents:
Backwell, Baltonsborough (inclosure), Barrington, Barrow Gurney, Barton St.David, Barwick, Batcombe, Bath, Bathampton, Batheaston, Bathford, Bathwick, Bawdrip, Beckington, Bedminster, Berkley, Berrow, Bicknoller, Biddisham, Binegar, Bishops Lydeard, Blackford, Badgworth, Blagdon, South Brent, Bridgwater, Broadway, Brockley, Brompton Regis, Broomfield, Brushford, Bruton, Buckland St.Mary, Burnett, Burnham, Frome, Taunton (Gray's almshouses), deeds etc.

Backwell deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\C/61/1  1665-1695; 1701-1801

17 docts.

Baltonsborough deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\C/61/2  1631-1697; 1715-1803

26 docts.

Contents:
Including Enclosure papers:
(a)Rate made 15 Dec. 1720 by Commissioners for enclosing Baltonsborough Wood alias B.North-wood,affecting tenants in B.,Bradley,Lottisham and West Pennard.[1 folded brief paper].
(b)Expenses and charges to Commissioners,etc.,1720.[4 docts.- 2 qto folded sheets,1 qto sheet and 1 f.cap sheet]
(c)Letter re measurement of the Commons,1720.
(d)List of proprietors with no. of Commons,1706.
(e)Notice of meeting to hear claims,undated.
(f)List of allotment of expenses with note of receipts of monies from proprietors,1720. [1 qto paper vol.4ff]
(g)Enclosure Act 1720.
(h)List of proprietors,undated. [1 f.cap sheet]

Barrington deed.  DD\SAS\C/61/3  1807

1 doct.

Barrow Gurney deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/4  1726, 1761

4 docts.

Barton St.David deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/5  1637-1698/9; 1700-1720/21

19 docs

Contents:
(Copy made in 1700 of will)
Will of William Heale of Barton Davy[St.David], husbandman, 14 Aug.1596 [copy made 25 June 1700.].

Barwick, Batcombe deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/6  1680; 1698, 1725, 1731

4 docs

Bath documents  DD\SAS\C/61/7  [n.d.]

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/7/1  1658/9-1699

5 docts.

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/7/2  1703-1716

14 docts.

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/7/3  1720-1729

26 docts.

Contents:
Including: Agreement concerning insurance,25 Mar. 1725; and prob. of will of John Cottle of Bath,victualler,20 Oct. 1722, pr.Wells May 1725.

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/7/4  1771-1861,undated

4 docts

Contents:
Including: probate of will of [...] Light of Miles's Court, Bath,29 Jan.1771,pr.P.C.C. 6 Apr.1771; probate of will of Robt.Arthur Brooke of No.4 Royal Crescent,Bath,12 Apr.1860, pr.P.P.R. 31 Jan.1861; and Plans of lands purchased by the Kennet and Avon Canal Company from Claverton to Bathwick Through Bathampton[Watercolour on parchment: 26" x 32½": 20" to one mile - with similar section on dble.qto sheet]

Bath documents  DD\SAS\C/61/8  [n.d.]

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/8/1  1729/30-1733

17 docts.

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/8/2  1733/4-1744

27 docts.

Contents:
Including Probate of will of Edward Coombs of B.,yeoman, 5 Mar.1734/5, pr. 30 May 1737; and probate of will of Sarah Twyford of B.,widow,7 Apr.1742,pr.Wells 11 Apr.1743; marriage licence for Witting Colting of Reading(co.Berks.),clerk, and Mary Ditcher of Bath,widow,24 Apr. 1743.

Bath documents  DD\SAS\C/61/9  [n.d.]

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/9/1  1762-1764

5 docts.

Contents:
Including probate of will of John Vernam of B.,clothworker, 2 Apr.1762, pr.Wells 24 June 1762.

Bath deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/9/2  1766-1792

31 docts.

Bathampton deed.  DD\SAS\C/61/10  1732

1 doct.

Batheaston deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/11  1629-1794

7 docts.

Bathford deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/12  1665-1682

3 docts.

Bathwick deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/13  1720-1811

4 docts.

Contents:
Including probate of will of Rose Carter of Bathwick,widow, 15 Oct.1761,admon.P.C.C.15 Apr.1766.

Bawdrip deed.  DD\SAS\C/61/14  1686, 1696; 1764-1851

2 docts. 6 docts

Contents:
(Incl. property in manor of Cossington)

Beckington deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/15  1706-1817

19 docts.

Contents:
Including probate of will of Thos.Adlam,gent.,of Ridge in Beckington,8 Mar.1800, pr.PCC.,24 May 1803.

Bedminster  DD\SAS\C/61/16  1674(later copy); 1737, 1779

3 docts.

Contents:
Including later copy of will of William Bullock the elder of Lower Knowle in B.,merchant,26 Apr.1674.

Berkley deeds, Berrow deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/17  1761, 1769; c.1765,c.1784

4 docs

Contents:
With abstract of title.

Bicknoller deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/18  1708-1800

11 docts.

Biddisham deed.  DD\SAS\C/61/19  1728

1 doct.

Binegar deeds  DD\SAS\C/61/20  1722-1790

6 docts.

Bishops Lydeard deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/21  1578-1659

11 docts.

Bishops Lydeard documents  DD\SAS\C/61/22  [n.d.]

Bishops Lydeard deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/22/1  1659/60-1699

13 docts.

Bishops Lydeard deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/22/2  1714/15-1816

10 docts.

Blackford (nr. Wincanton) deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\C/61/23  1637-1675; 1702-1765

19 docts.

Contents:
Including:
(a) Will of Joane Perry of Blackford,widow,dated 5 Feb.1657/8 [Sealed original]
(b) Memorandum of division of [...] between Henry and Rich.Dampier,1670.
(c) Bond for good behaviour:Robt.Perrey,jun. of Maperton,yeoman, to Wm.Dampier of Blackford,gent.,1702.
(d) Bond (re.breaking hedges): Joshua Hobbs of Halton,cordwainer, to Henry Dampier of Blackford,gent.,1702.
(e) Bond (re.breaking hedges): Jas.Andrewes of Blackford,yeoman, to Wm.Dampier,1703/04.
(f) Bond (re trespass): Matth. Blagden of Almsford,yeoman, to Wm.Dampier,1706/07.
(g) Bond (re trespass): Daniel Hutchings of Blackford,yeoman, to Wm.Dampier,1704.
(h) Appointment of Wm.Dampier and Jas.Collins, as sequestrators for the church of Blackford,1714.
(i) Indemnity Bond given by John Parsons of Woolston in "North-Chadbury",linen-weaver,to save harmless the Parish of Blackford from Hannah Thorn becoming chargeable,1717.
(j) Particular of estate of Wm.Dampier,decd., at Blackford,Holton, Maperton and North Cadbury,1718 [1 f.cap fly:damaged]
(k) Note of writings belonging to Wm.Dampier's Trust,1719.
(l) Appointment by two Justices of the Peace of Mrs.Mary Dampier of Blackford, as overseer of the poor(with duties stated). 1724 [reference to badges for paupers].
(m) Order by one of the Chief Constables of the Hundred of Whitley to the Tithingmen of Blackford and Holton to produce list of men between ages of 18 and 45 for militia,18Feb.1765.

Badgworth deed.  DD\SAS\C/61/23a  1730

1 doct.

Blagdon deed.  DD\SAS\C/61/24  1702

1 doct.

Brent, South deeds  DD\SAS\C/61/25  1617-1697; 1709-1793

18 docts.

Bridgwater deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/26  1603-1699

21 docts.

Broadway deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/27  1585, 1619, 1633; 1713-1786

15 docts.

Contents:
(Mainly properties in manor of Whitelackington and Capland)

Brockley deeds  DD\SAS\C/61/28  1666,c.1730-33,n.d

1 bundle

Contents:
Including Bill in Chancery to put stop to cutting down timber trees, undated:[Recites will of John Pigott,1730,and refers to Peter Lord King,Lord High Chancellor[1725-33] thus between 1730 and 1733]

Brompton Regis documents  DD\SAS\C/61/29  [n.d.]

Brompton Regis deeds  DD\SAS\C/61/29/1  1647-1689; 1714-1763

22 docts.

Contents:
Including lease,1647, and release,1714, re Barlinch Priory site.

Brompton Regis deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/29/2  1770-1861

8 docts.

Contents:
Including Enclosure Act for King's Brompton,Upton and Skilgate,1801.

Broomfield deed.  DD\SAS\C/61/30  1727

1 doct.

Brushford deed.  DD\SAS\C/61/31  1731

1 doct.

Bruton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/32  1753-1804

3 docts.

Buckland St.Mary deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/33  1711-1714

3 docts.

Contents:
(Incl. properties in manor of Dommett & Buckland)

Burnett deed.  DD\SAS\C/61/34  1703

1 doct.

Burnham deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/35  1718-1775

7 docts.

Frome documents  DD\SAS\C/61/36  [n.d.]

Frome deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/36/1  1529-1700

22 docts.

Frome deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/36/2  1703-1821

35 docts.

Taunton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/61/37  1661-1695; 1706

16 docts.

Contents:
[Gray's Almshouses]
See also C/63,C/77.TN48;169,PR.391-400,455

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/63  [n.d.]

Contents:
Bampton [docts. transferred], Bishops Hull, Bridgwater, Brislington, Glastonbury, Goathurst, Godney (H.), Wedmore, Greinton, Henstridge, Huntspill, Yeanston [in Henstridge], Hinton Blewett, Cameley, Ilminster, Combe St.Nicholas, Keynsham, Kilmersdon, Kingweston, Taunton (inclu. Gray's almshouses), Churchstanton, deeds etc.

Not assigned.  DD\SAS\C/63/1  [n.d.]

BISHOPS HULL deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/2  1656-1850

32 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Betty Downing of.B.H.,widow,1788 pr.1789; will of Eliz.Bulpitt of.B.H.,1809,pr.1814; will of Edith Capon of.B.H.,widow, 1813; will of J.Jas.Hues of.B.H., blacksmith,1801,pr.1805; tithes of Bishops Hull(1 bdle)1797-1805; two letters referring to the legacy duty imposed on Eliz. Bulpitt's will,1823.

BRIDGWATER deeds  DD\SAS\C/63/3  1656-1796

46 docts.

Contents:
Incl.marriage licence of Wm.Dean of B'water, bachelor and Mary Hoskyns of S.Petherton,spinster: South Petherton 1772.

BRIDGWATER deeds  DD\SAS\C/63/4  1611-1822

21 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Joseph Farewell of Selling,co.Kent,gent.,1763 pr.1764; will of Hannah Alloway of Bridgwater,widow,1729; general livery under value(enrolled in the Court of Wards and Liveries)granted to Geo. Bonde,gent.,respecting his land in Bridgwater,1611; apprenticeship indenture, Bridgwater,1786; extracts from Baptismal,Marriage and Burial Registers concerning Jas.Parsons of Bridgwater,1757-1838 (with a pedigree); Letter of Attorney from Jas.Rawles of B'water to John Dod of Bawdrip to receive remainder of a legacy from Eliz. Hodges of St.Leonard, Shoreditch, with the receipt of discharge of John Dod annexed,1702-3.

BRISLINGTON; BRISLINGTON, STANTON DREW,GODMINSTER & PAULTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/5  1657-1808; 1701

23 docts.

Glastonbury documents  DD\SAS\C/63/6  [n.d.]

GLASTONBURY deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/6/1  1702-1719

24 docts

GLASTONBURY deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/6/2  1720/1-1741

26 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Rich.Strode,Snr. of Glastonbury,yeoman,1741,pr.1743; summaries of deeds relating to Glastonbury[1597/8]1634-1737.

GLASTONBURY deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/7  1587, 1758-9

5 docts.

Contents:
Incl. churchwardens' accounts,Glastonbury c.1587,imperfect; churchwardens' receipt for payment of Queen's rent, 1587; surveys of Mr.Geo.Stibbens' estate and rates at Glastonbury, 1758-9, two papers; assignment of terms to attend inheritance,Ann Slade,widow,to Mr.Rich. Slade,1758.

GOATHURST deeds, ( and many other parishes)  DD\SAS\C/63/8  1667

1 doct.

GODNEY, Manor WEDMORE deeds  DD\SAS\C/63/9  1678/9; 1656

2 docts

GREINTON deed.  DD\SAS\C/63/10  1799

1 doct.

HENSTRIDGE, Huntspill, Yeanston, deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/11  1632/3-1755

2 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Elias Hole of Henstridge,yeoman,1730; Incl. will of John Cooth of Yeanston,gent.,1715.

HINTON BLEWETT, CAMELEY deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/12  1648-1799

32 docts.

ILMINSTER, and Combe St Nicholas deeds. COMBE ST.NICHOLAS  DD\SAS\C/63/13  1539/40-1749; 1722/3

35 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Ann Whitrow of Ilminster, widow,1733/4; will of John Podger of Ilminster, yeoman,1710 pr. /10/11.

KEYNSHAM deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/14  1720/1-1805

7 docts.

Contents:
Incl. power of attorney of Mr.Wm.Emery of Jamaica to Mr.John Thomas and others of Keynsham,1805.

KILMERSDON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/15  1579-1805

20 docts.

Contents:
Incl.will of Grace Green of Charlton in Kilmersdon,widow,1805.

KINGWESTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/16  1785-1811

2 docts.

Contents:
Incl.will of Wm.Reynolds of Kingweston,yeoman,1785.

TAUNTON deeds; CHURCHSTANTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/63/17  1709-1738; 1668/9

10 docts, 2 docts

Contents:
Gray's Almshouses - see also C/61;C/77;TN48,169;PR391-450,455.

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/73  [n.d.]

Contents:
Glastonbury, Hardington, Henstridge, Greenham, Oathill and Crewkerne, High Ham, High Littleton, Holcombe, Kilmersdon, Kewstoke, Kingsbury Episcopi, Kingsdon, Kingston, Kingstone, Kingston Seymour, Mark, Mells, Marksbury, Marston Bigot, Meare, Mells, Monkton Combe, Moorlinch, Catcott, Kingsedgemoor (rts. of common), Midsomer Norton, Binegar, Ston Easton, Huntspill, Paulton, Milverton, Minehead, Mudford, Tiverton [docts.transferred], Clayhanger [transferred], deeds etc.

GLASTONBURY deeds  DD\SAS\C/73/1  1740-1843

56 docts.

Contents:
Incl.will of Eliz.Smart of Glastonbury,widow,1811,pr.1812; a short account of the history of the Almshouses at Glastonbury(1 paper doct.) c.1820; letter from Stephen Holman, Town clerk of Glastonbury to the Rev.P.Parfitt of Glastonbury, requesting a certain deed,1634: and the receipt of the deed,1843; licence to the Cure of Assistant Stipendiary of St.Benedict and St.John,Glastonbury of Henry George Salter,clerk, M.A.1834; agreement for building bridge over Brue at "Towers Ware" in Meare and Glastonbury,1785.

HARDINGTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/2  1649,1764,1788

3 docts.

Contents:
Incl.exemplification of the letters of administration granted to George Bampfield,Hardington,1649,Commonwealth Farm;survey of land in open fields of Hardington[1 paper]1764.

HENSTRIDGE deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\C/73/3  1626-1737

34 docts.

Contents:
Incl. copy of ct.roll,1626; abs. of title to closes reciting 1637-1720.
GREENHAM,OATHILL & CREWKERNE recovery: Car. II engraving 1678

HIGH HAM deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/4  1595,1715-1793

7 docts.

Contents:
Incl.draft petition to Justices for admission of aged High Ham pauper to be admitted to Hext Almshouses,Somerton,1793.

HIGH LITTLETON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/5  1733-1827

6 docts.

Contents:
Incl.will of Thos.Pill,tanner of Hallatrow in High Littleton,1796, pr.1797.

HOLCOMBE deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/6  1704-1717

6 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Wm.Ruddick the elder of Holcombe, coalminer,1717,pr.1718(copy)
MANOR OF HOLCOMBE 1760
Lease of property in
KILMERSDON AND HOLCOMBE 1777

KEWSTOKE deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/7  1692-1815

5 docts.

KINGSBURY EPISCOPI deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/8  1617-1827

24 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Saml.Abraham Bartlett of Kingsbury Episcopi,gent.,1759 pr.1760; will of John Hopkins of Kingsbury Episcopi,yeoman,1683; will of Wm.Bartlett of Kingsbury Episcopi,gent.,1749; inventory of deeds relating to Kingsbury Episcopi,1617-1642.

KINGSDON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/9  1542-1734

8 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Henry Porter of Kingsdon,yeo.,1691/2(Feb)pr.1691/2(Mar.) with inventory; account of the payment of a rate raised as a proportion to the Land Tax-Kingsdon in Somerton Hundred,1734.
Property in MANOR OF KINGSDON 1657

KINGSTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/10  1656,1722

3 docts.

Contents:
Incl. promissory note of John Farthing of Kingston,1722.
KINGSTONE 1738
Manor of Allowenshay

KINGSTON SEYMOUR MANOR OF KINGSTON SEYMOUR deeds  DD\SAS\C/73/11  1621-1708; 1736/7

14 docts.

MARK MELLS deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/12  1604,1643,1790; 1713

4 docts.

Contents:
Final concord

MARKSBURY deeds  DD\SAS\C/73/13  1714,c.1750

3 docts.

Contents:
Incl. a terrier of all the lands belonging to the Church of Marksbury, extracted from the Registry of the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, 1606,itself=c.1750
MANOR OF MARKSBURY deed 1743
MANOR OF HOUNDSTREET deed 1 doct.

MARSTON BIGGOTT deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/14  1716-1755

7 docts.

Contents:
Incl. letters patent granting Roger, Earl of Orrery the colonelcy of a standing regiment of horse in Ireland,1660/1.
MANOR OF MONKSHAM AND MARSTON BIGGOTT 3 docts.

MEARE  DD\SAS\C/73/15  1682-1824

6 docts.

Contents:
Incl. letters of institution ot vicarage,1824, of Wm.Phelps,clerk,B.A.

MANOR OF MELLS deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/16  1751

2 docts

Contents:
MELLS AND BABINGTON 1771
Lease of coalmines.

MONKTON COMBE MANOR OF MONKTON COMBE deeds  DD\SAS\C/73/17  1673-1807; 1743

20 docts

MOORLINCH; CATCOTT,MOORLINCH & SEDGEMOOR; ASHCOTT & MOORLINCH; CATCOTT; KINGSEDGEMOOR deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/18  1619-1776; 1776-1780; 1795; 1777; 1780

28 docts.

Contents:
Agreement re rights of common.

MIDSOMER NORTON deeds  DD\SAS\C/73/19  1624-1819

54 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Joseph Coombe of Midsomer Norton,yeoman,1728 pr.1728; will of Henry Vagg of Midsomer Norton,yeoman,1728; will of John Kelson of Midsomer Norton,yeoman,1653,pr.1656; account of estates,etc. of (Mrs.)Frances Abram as executrix to Geo.Abram's will(her late husband)1729; questions concerning the case of Geo.Abram's intestacy(?) with the opinion of P.Davis,1734/5.
MANOR OF MIDSOMER NORTON
Mainly copies of ct.roll.
MIDSOMER NORTON and CHILCOMPTON
MIDSOMER NORTON,BINEGAR,STON EASTON
STON EASTON
HUNTSPILL
WELTON (in Midsomer Norton) and MANOR OF PAULTON

MILVERTON MANOR OF PRESTON BOWYER deeds.  DD\SAS\C/73/20  1618/9-1720; 1810

8 docts.

MINEHEAD  DD\SAS\C/73/21  1675-1821

7 docts.

Contents:
Incl.will of Jas.Hewlett late of Taunton now of Minehead,1821,codicil 1822,pr.1823; will of Wiseman Sydenham of Minehead,1753,pr.1753.

MUDFORD  DD\SAS\C/73/22  1641/2-1773

8 docts.

Contents:
Incl.certificate for reward to be paid to persons apprehending a Mudford criminal,1773.

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/77  [n.d.]

Contents:
Earnshill, East Brent, East Coker, Evercreech, Farrington Gurney, Fitzhead, Fivehead, Hinton St.George, Hutton, Oldmixon, Axbridge, Bleadon, Lopen, Lovington, Low Hom, Loxton, Lullington, Lympsham, Lyng, Litton, Harston Magna, Martock, Merriott, Middlezoy, Midsomer Norton, Chilcompton, Milborne Port, Nilverton, Monksilver, Milton Clevedon, Montacute, Muchelney, Catcott, Odcombe, Old Cleeve, Otterford, Otterhampton, Queen Camel, Radstock, Rimpton, Rodney Stoke, Taunton (Gray's almshouses), deeds etc.

EARNSHILL, MANOR OF HAMBRIDGE(in Curry Rivel) deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/1  1679; 1670,1673

3 docts.


Related information: Photocopy & transcript of 1679 deed,Earnshill - see A/AVS 1

EAST BRENT deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/2  1677,1709-1808

17 docts.

Contents:
Incl.extract from will of Joseph Garment of Cheddar,gent.,1783 pr.1785; copy will of Robt.Gilling of Cheddar,paper-maker,1808; will of Robt. Gilling(as before); certificate of search of Mark Parish registers for entries of Morse family, late C18th(slip of paper).
MANOR AND PARISH OF E.BRENT deed. 1772
MANOR OF ROOKESBRIDGE & E.BRENT deed. 1735-52
MANOR OF ROOKESBRIDGE & BRENT deed. 1734-1762

EAST COKER deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/3  1668-1727

8 docts.

EVERCREECH deed.  DD\SAS\C/77/4  1704/5

2 docts

Contents:
Manor of Stoney Stratton and parish of Evercreech 1719/20

FARRINGTON GURNEY deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/5  1733,1758

2 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of John Palmer of Farrington Gurney,chandler,1733 pr.1734.

FITZHEAD Bond.  DD\SAS\C/77/6  1758

1 doct.

FIVEHEAD, MANOR OF deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/7  1684/5-1758

2 docts.

HINTON ST.GEORGE will.  DD\SAS\C/77/8  1789

1 doct.

Contents:
Will of Wm.Lotin of Hinton St.George,1785-2 codicils,1789.

HUTTON MANOR OF OLDMIXON deeds  DD\SAS\C/77/9  1728/9-1738

8 docts.

Contents:
(Oldmixon,Hutton,Axbridge & Bleadon.) 1699

LOPEN, MANOR OF, lease.  DD\SAS\C/77/10  1737

1 doct.

LOVINGTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/11  c.1670,1697

2 docts.

Contents:
Incl.terrier of the custom of Lovington for the payment of tithes [apparently a fuller description of tithe arrangment than that contained in the glebe terriers D/D/Rg 121 dated 1671, and also mentioning Henry Deane,chancellor of the Diocese] c.1671.

LOW HAM als NETHERHAM deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/12  1772,1777

2 docts.

LOXTON deed.  DD\SAS\C/77/13  1732

1 doct.

LULLINGTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/14  1651,1803

3 docts.

LYMPSHAM deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/15  1711-62

14 docts.

Contents:
Manors of Lympsham and Berrow als Berghays(mentions customs of the manor concerning marriage) 1 doct. 1661

LYNG deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/16  1719/20-1746

3 docts.

Contents:
Incl. admission and institution to the vicarage and cure of souls of Lyng of Geo.Dowden,clerk on the presentation of various persons,1746

LITTON als LYTTON; Abstract of title  DD\SAS\C/77/17  1798-1813

1 doct.

MARSTON MAGNA (also BROAD MARSTON) deeds  DD\SAS\C/77/18  1583/4-1753

15 docts.

MARTOCK deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/19  1680-1818

13 docts.

Contents:
Incl.will of Odaell Lavor of Ash in Martock,yeoman,1680; will of Edw.Hamlyn of Martock,clothier,1763; will of John Jeanes of Ash in Martock,yeoman,1691.
ASH BOLEYN deed, 1694
MANOR AND PARISH OF MARTOCK, Mudford,Ashington and Sock, deed,1729.

MERRIOTT deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/20  1778,1781

2 docts.

MIDDLEZOY deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/21  1619-1777

6 docts.

Contents:
Incl. will of Jas.Mitchell of Middlezoy,husbandman,1728/9; will of John Jenkins of Middlezoy,yeoman,1712 pr.1744.

MIDSOMER NORTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/22  1720-1736

9 docts.

Contents:
Incl. bundle of papers relating to Geo.Abram's intestacy,1729-1736
[See C/73 bdle 19]
MIDSOMER NORTON & CHILCOMPTON deeds, 1663,1723.

MILBORNE PORT, etc. deeds  DD\SAS\C/77/23  1686/7-1824

15 docts.

Contents:
MILBORNE PORT,KINGSBURY REGIS,MANOR OF KINGSBURY
REGIS AND WEEK
MILBORNE PORT & HENSTRIDGE
MILVERTON & KITTISFORD, deeds.

MILTON CLEVEDON, etc. deeds  DD\SAS\C/77/24  1680-1781

9 docts

Contents:
MONKSILVER, MONTACUTE, MUCHELNEY deeds.
Incl. deed,1680, mentioning also Manor of Colne,Wilts; copy of grant by Pattone to the Earl of Hertford of Muchelney Abbey, with its dependencies,[1537/8] with attempted translation, both c.1750; removal order from Drayton to Muchelney,1758.

MOORLINCH - Manor of Catcott deed.  DD\SAS\C/77/25  1713

1 doct.

ODCOMBE deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/26  1650-1724, 1729

5 docts.

OLD CLEEVE Mainly leases incl.Abbey House,1700.  DD\SAS\C/77/27  1666-1750

16 docts.

OLD CLEEVE Mainly leases, incl.Abbey House,1750.  DD\SAS\C/77/28  1605-1804

29 docts.

OTTERFORD deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/29  1620, 1691,1705

3 docts.

Contents:
Will (copy) of Thos.Willie of Otterford,yeoman,1691; will,with inventory,of Grace Osmond of Otterford,widow,1705,pr.1706.
OTTERHAMPTON deed.

QUEEN CAMEL deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/30  1627-1783

9 docts.

RADSTOCK deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/31  1737,1770

2 docts.

RIMPTON deed.  DD\SAS\C/77/32  1692/3

1 doct.

RODNEY STOKE Leases.  DD\SAS\C/77/33  1709-1742

13 docts.

TAUNTON Gray's Almshouses deeds.  DD\SAS\C/77/34  1724-69

28 docts.

Contents:
[See also C/61;C/63;TN48,169;PR391-400,455]

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/82  [n.d.]

Contents:
Edington, Elworthy, Skilgate, Twerton, Englishcombe, Enmore, Exford, Farleigh, Wellow, Freshford, Glastonbury, East Harptree, West Harptree, Priddy, Hatch Beauchamp, Hemington, Henstridge, Hinton Blewett, Hinton Charterhouse, Huish Champflower, Huish Episcopi, Huntspill, Ilchester, Sock Dennis, Ilminster, Ilton, Isle Abbots, Isle Brewers, Keinton Mandeville, Kilmersdon, Langford Budville, Langport, Laverton, Leigh on Mendip, Lymington, Long Ashton, Long Sutton, Lydeard St.Lawrence, East Lydford, Lyncombe and Widcombe, Maperton, Midsomer Norton, Misterton, Orchardleigh, Orchard Portman, Otterhampton, Over Stowey, Stowey, Rode, Ubley, Yatton, Yeovil, deeds etc.

EDINGTON deed.  DD\SAS\C/82/1  1765, 1798

2 docts

Contents:
Lease (ppty. in man. of Cossington), 1795.
Agreement amongst proprietors to divide allotment to Edington, made under Kings Sedgemoor Act,31 Geo.III.

ELWORTHY deed, etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/2  1653, c.1720

5 docts

Contents:
Post-nuptial Settlement of John White of Elworthy and wife Christian, 1653.
Paper concerning a case of Sydenham versus Day re ppty. in Skilgate: including pedigree of Trudewell family and extracts of entries in Elworthy register,(1580-1676)

TWERTON AND ENGLISHCOMBE Deeds  DD\SAS\C/82/3  1573,1619; 1743-1790

6 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc., including some relating to Duchy of Cornwall property,1743 and 1753[engraving of Geo.II], and Rectory 1765; and Probate of Will of Robt.Gay of E.,yeoman, 15 Aug.1789,pr.Wells Dioc. 31 May 1790, and a Record in the Queens Bench (with jury panel),(1 doct) 1847.

ENMORE Deeds  DD\SAS\C/82/4  1639-1697

9 docts.

EXFORD Lease and Release.  DD\SAS\C/82/5  1742

2 docts

FARLEIGH,WELLOW,ETC.  DD\SAS\C/82/6  1686-1792

13 docts

Contents:
Particular of the manors of Farleigh,Hinton Abbey,"Mittford", "Telsford", "Rowly", "Ilford", and Wellow and Twinhoe; giving names of tenants, no. of lives, and annual value [1 m.]
1 doct. 1701
Conveyance of the manor of Wellow and Twinhoe,rectory of Wellow,etc. 1699
Leases of cap.mess.,1699,Farleigh Mills, 1699,1770
1756-1792
Park Farm, 1756-73, Castle Farm, 1774, and Farleigh House,etc.,1777,1792.

FRESHFORD deeds.  DD\SAS\C/82/7  1576/77,1666, 1703-1795

6 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc.,incl.lease of mill,1795.

GLASTONBURY  DD\SAS\C/82/8  [n.d.]

Deeds,etc.,incl. ref. to Crown Inn, 1634/5.  DD\SAS\C/82/8/1  1634/5-1669

16 docts.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/8/2  1670/71-1692

13 docts

deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/8/3  1691-1700

14 docts.

Deeds etc.,incl. those of 4/7 of the manor of G.,1702.  DD\SAS\C/82/8/4  1701-1703

5 docts.

Contents:
Abstract of title,1635/6-1650, to a mill in G. 18th cent.
Abstract of title,1634.1785,to manor of G. 18th cent.
Remarks on erecting a dia (sketch)on S.side of tower of St.John's Church. 19th cent.

EAST HARPTREE,WEST HARPTREE, etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/9  1674 - 1828

17 docs

Contents:
Deeds etc.,incl. will of Wm.Ridley of Coley in East Harptree,yeoman, 30 Dec.1815.
PRIDDY AND WEST HARPTREE n.d.; 1743-48
Papers concerning Robt.Savidge of Priddy,gent., and property in Priddy and West Harptree; incl.abs. of title (1697-1733),undated.
WEST HARPTREE AND COMPTON MARTIN Deeds,etc.
West HARPTREE 1787;1788;1828
Deeds,etc., re commons etc. on Mendip
Will of Sarah Dowling of Stradford Mill in W.H.,widow,28 Nov.1789.

HATCH BEAUCHAMP  DD\SAS\C/82/10  1714-1779;1822

5 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc., incl. copy of will of John Towning of H.B.,yeoman, 16 Jan.1721 and of John Betty of H.B.,blacksmith,15 Dec.1735.

HEMINGTON Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/11  1660;1743-73

5 docts.

HENSTRIDGE Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/12  1644/5-1699;1701-1719;1723/4

27 docts.

HINTON BLEWETT deeds.  DD\SAS\C/82/13  1613/14-1695/6;1719-1749/50;1752-1795

49 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. incl. schedule of deeds (1617-1768) endorsed "Greenhill Esqr"

HINTON CHARTERHOUSE Deeds (mainly leases)  DD\SAS\C/82/14  1675-1687;1713-1783

6 docts

HUISH CHAMPFLOWER Leases.  DD\SAS\C/82/14a  1713,1728

2 docts

HUISH EPISCOPI Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/15  1698;1706-37

4 docts

HUNTSPILL deeds.  DD\SAS\C/82/16  1636 1831

33 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. incl. copy of will of John Burge of Huntspill,schoolmaster, 11 May 1812, and late example of Final Concord, 1831.

ILCHESTER,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/17  1521-1830

9 docts.

Contents:
Miscellanea:-
Deeds concerning John Cuffe and ppty. in Ilchester,1521,1528.
Post-nupital settlement of John Cuffe and wife Jane affecting ppty. in Somerton,Ilchester,Northover and Lymington,1528.
Deed of Robt.Sandwyche,prior of the church and house of Blackfriars in Ilchester and ppty. in Ilchester,1536.
Admission of John Lockyer of Ilchester,gent.,as solicitor in Court of Exchequer after taking oath under Act of II Geo II,1730. Licence to Wm.Cullett to perform office of curate in church of Ilchester,1757
Conveyance (Lease and Release) by Edw.Phelips(trustee of Will of Thos.Lockyer) to John Staple of Chard,esq.,clerk of the peace (for the Justices) of land in Ilchester on which the cells stand and adj.property,1791(2)
Indenture of election of Michael Pruce and Joseph Hope Vere as burgessess to serve Ilchester in Parliament,1830.
Sock Dennis,etc. Surrender of the tenants of the manors of Kingsbury Episcopi and Sock Dennis to John Wyndham of St.James(co.Middx.) Esq., of their leases, 1714/15
Counterpart lease (for manor of Sock Dennis),1764.

ILMINSTER documents  DD\SAS\C/82/18  1750-1826

30 docts

Contents:
Deeds(including leases) incl.Probate of Will of John Standerwick of Winterhay in Ilminster,gent.,5 Dec.1759, cod.30 Nov.1762, pr.PCC 12 Feb.1767.
Deeds(including lease)incl.Probate of Will of James Mico of Horton in Ilminster,gent., 17 Oct.1801,cod.20 May 1802,pr.PCC 25 Feb.1803, and conveyance of th 'Dolphin',1788.

ILTON Leases.  DD\SAS\C/82/19  1692;1704-27

3 docts.

ISLE ABBOTTS  DD\SAS\C/82/20  1626-1776

25 docs

Contents:
Deeds,etc.,incl. copy of will of John Woolmington of Isle Abbotts, yeoman,27 May 1729,pr.Archd.Taunton 19 Aug.1738.
Deeds etc.,incl.Will of Wm.Ilett pr. 1747/8[in very bad condition]; and office copy of Will of Chas.Brome of Isle Abbotts,yeoman, 17 Mar.1764, pr.Archd.Taunton 18 May 1765.

ISLE ABBOTTS  DD\SAS\C/82/21  1595/6-1823

14 docts

Contents:
Deeds(incl.ref. to lands in manor of Stewleigh[Stewley])
Conditions of auction for sale of premises at Stewley in Isle Abbotts.

ISLE BREWERS Deed  DD\SAS\C/82/22  1661/2

1 doct.

[v. poor condition]

KEINTON MANDEVILLE Deeds  DD\SAS\C/82/23  1688-1756

5 docts

Contents:
Probate of will of John Hughes of Kilmersdon,gent.,25 Mar.1756 [Letters of probate missing]

KEINTON MANDEVILLE Deeds  DD\SAS\C/82/24  1682/3-1691; 1706/07; 1729

3 docts

?KITTISFORD Unexecuted deed  DD\SAS\C/82/25  1688

1 doct

LANGFORD BUDVILLE  DD\SAS\C/82/26  1760

1 doct

Contents:
Marriage settlement of Nich.Ritherdon and Joan Haviland,

LANGPORT Deeds  DD\SAS\C/82/27  1655-19th cent

5 docts

Contents:
Petition for admission of infirm Langport man to Hext's almshouses in Somerton, 1780.
Removal Order: from Drayton to Langport, 1784
Paper headed "Langport T.B.Society" bearing printed list of names, 19th cent.

LAVERTON Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/28  1804-1808

3 docts.

LEIGH UPON MENDIP Deeds.  DD\SAS\C/82/29  1673-1823

11 docts.

Contents:
Probate of will of John King of Leigh upon Mendip,yeoman,24 July 1813. [Letters of probate missing]
Letters concerning unauthorised ringing of bells in church 1822-1823.

LIMINGTON[Lymington] Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/30  1586-1723

17 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc.incl. copy of will of Wm.Ley of Limington,gent.,9 Feb. 1664/5, and papers re arbitration, 1686.
Deeds,etc. incl.Probate of will of Edw.Beaton of Limington,gent., 18 Oct.1722, pr.Arch.Wells 4 Sep.1723.

LONG ASHTON Deed.  DD\SAS\C/82/31  1783

1 doct.

LONG SUTTON Deeds (mainly leases)  DD\SAS\C/82/32  1635/6-1819

38 docts

Contents:
Deeds (incl.leases), some referring to the manor of Sutton Hosey, 1703-04.
Deeds etc.,incl.marr.settlement of Silvester Langfield and Eliz.Coombe,1746,

LYDEARD ST.LAWRENCE deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/33  1560-1787

24 docts.

Contents:
[See also DD/SAS PR.142-144]

EAST LYDFORD  DD\SAS\C/82/34  1629-1673

4 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,incl.one of 1/3 part of manor 1629.

LYNCOMBE AND WIDCOMBE Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/35  1710-1772

31 docts.

MAPERTON Bond.  DD\SAS\C/82/36  1712

1 doct.

MIDSOMER NORTON Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/37  1606-1808

28 docts.

Contents:
Deed,etc.(incl.copies of court roll of the manor of Midsomer Norton Parsonage).

MIDSOMER NORTON  DD\SAS\C/82/38  1687-1802

26 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. incl. probate of will of John Hill of Clapton, 16 June 1726, pr.Archd.Wells 23 Aug.1726.
Deeds,etc.(incl.copies of court roll of the manor of Midsomer Norton Parsonage)

MISTERTON  DD\SAS\C/82/39  1680/81-1682

4 docts

Contents:
Documents concerning the institution,etc. of Elias Gillett to the vicarage of Misterton on the death of Jas.Tompkins.
20th cent. abstract of a Misterton deed of 1682.

ORCHARDLEIGH Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/40  1554-1733

8 docts.

ORCHARD PORTMAN,ETC  DD\SAS\C/82/41  1637-1752

3 docts.

Contents:
Post nuptial settlement of Adam Wrighte and wife Anne(dau. of Agnes NormaN OF Orchard,widow),1637
Deed,1691/2
Deed of transfer of stocks(South Sea Co.), annuities,etc. affecting Portman family,1752.

OTTERHAMPTON Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/82/42  1670-1698, 1808

4 docts.

OVER STOWEY  DD\SAS\C/82/43  1628-1690/91, 1761-1798

7 docts

Contents:
Deeds,etc.,incl.some affecting manor of Plainsfield,1761, and parsonage of Over Stowey,1798.
STOWEY
Probate of will (with Inventory) of Ezra Samborne of Stowey,yeoman, 4 May 1666, Inv.24 May 1666,pr.Wells 26 May 1666.

RODE documents  DD\SAS\C/82/44  1679-1819

22 docts

Contents:
Copy of court roll(hundred of Whitway with manor of Rode and Langham)
Deeds,etc.
Deeds,etc.incl.abs. of title(1662-1729) affecting ppty. in North Bradley and Rode.

UBLEY Deeds.  DD\SAS\C/82/45  [n.d.]

46 docts.

YATTON,ETC.  DD\SAS\C/82/46  1594 - 1816

Contents:
Deed re ppty. in numerous parishes including Yatton and Kingston Seymour, 1594.
Deed re ppty. in Yatton and Kingston Seymour, 1600.
Deeds re Yatton, 1639-1694.
Deeds re Yatton, 1704-1719.
Deeds re Yatton; incl.probate of will of John Wiglesworth of Cle(e)ve in Yatton,clerk, 20 Jan.1728/9, pr.P.C.C. 24 Mar.1728/9; probate of will of Chris.Battiscombe of Cleve in Yatton,gent.,21 Nov.1793 [no letters of probate]; copy of will of John Cam of Claverham in Yatton,26 Jan.1795; copy of will of Eliz.Cam of Claverham in Yatton, widow,2 Nov.1798; and probate of will of Ann Battiscombe of Yatton, spinster 9 Dec.1799,cod.16 Apr.1805[Letters of probate missing]; and lease of ppty. in manor of Kingston Seymour,1736.

YATTON Deeds  DD\SAS\C/82/47  1644-1685, 1715

5 docts.

YEOVIL  DD\SAS\C/82/48  1607-1816

17 docts

Contents:
Deeds,etc. incl.probate of will of Matthew Merefield Naish of Yeovil, gent.,30 Dec.1803 [Letters of probate missing]

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/96  [n.d.]

Contents:
North Brewham, North Cadbury, Cucklington, Cudworth, Nailsea, Bedminster, Nether Stowey, Stowey, Nettlecombe, Newton St.Loe, Brislington North Curry, North Petherton, Norton Fitzwarren, Norton Malreward, Tellisford, Norton St.Philip Norton sub Hamdon, Whatley, Nunney, Nynchead, North Perrot, North Petherton [18 bdles], Sampford Brett, Seavington St.Mary, Seavington St.Michael, Selworthy, Shepton Montague Stawley, Stockland Lovell, Stocklinch Magdalen, Stoke St Michael, Stringston, Swell, St.Decumans, Somerton, Curry Rivel, South Stoke, Stocklinch Ottersey, Stoke Trister, Thornfalcon, Timsbury, Tintinhull, Tolland, Trent, Twerton, Bristol, Doynton (co.Glos.), deeds etc.

BREWHAM,NORTH  DD\SAS\C/96/1  1755-1790, 1814

5 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. [Note: the 1814 deed has coloured plan of the estate of Robt.Curtis]

CADBURY,NORTH Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/2  1590, 1669/70-83, 1711,1741

4 docts

CUCKLINGTON and Cudworth  DD\SAS\C/96/3  1711, 1596/7-1600

4 docts

Contents:
Bond, Cucklington.
CUDWORTH Deeds,etc.

NAILSEA and Bedminster  DD\SAS\C/96/4  1708-1780

4 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc., Nailsea.
BEDMINSTER
Probate of will of John Wilkins of Bedminster,esq.,30 Aug.1780 [Letters of probate missing]

NETHER STOWEY etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/5  1590 - 1754

13 docts

Contents:
Deeds,etc., Nether Stowey,
STOWEY(manor) and HALSTOCK(co.Dorset)
Deed and Fines.

NETTLECOMBE Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/6  1633, 1745

3 docts.

NEWTON ST.LOE,ETC.  DD\SAS\C/96/7  1712-1800,1801,1802

15 docts.

Contents:
Deed re manors of Newton St.Loe,Stanton Prior and Wellow als Wells and Twinhoe,the advowson of Newton St.Loe and Stanton Prior,parsonage of Wellow 1/3 part of manor of Twiverton als Twerton, and manor of Hallatrow,etc.,1759.
Probate of will of Joseph Langton of Newton Park in Newton St.Loe, 19 Nov.1718,pr.P.C.C. 17 May 1720.
Deeds (mainly leases) including coaling leases,1799,1802.
BRISLINGTON
Licence to quarry iron and stones on the common of the manor of Busseltin,belonging to Joseph Langton, 1755.

NORTH Curry  DD\SAS\C/96/8  1700/01-1799

7 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. incl.conveyance by the North Curry Inclosure Commissioners,1799.

NORTH Petherton  DD\SAS\C/96/9  1658/9

1 doct.

Contents:
(North Newton) Lease.

NORTON FITZWARREN  DD\SAS\C/96/10  1773

1 doct.

Contents:
Justice's Certificate instructing the Sheriff of the County to make awards (under the Act 4 and 5 Wm.& Mary ch.viii for "the encouraging of the apprehending of highwaymen". [1 m]

NORTON MALREWARD  DD\SAS\C/96/11  1606-1693

3 docts

Contents:
Deeds,etc. [Note: Clifton & Westbury deed removed for transmission to Gloucester].

TELLISFORD, etc  DD\SAS\C/96/12  1670-1804

35 docts

Contents:
Deed re ppty. in Tellisford parcel of the manor of Rode and Langham in cos.Somerset and Wilts, 1692/3.
NORTON ST.PHILIP
Deeds,etc., 1670-1700.
Deeds,etc. incl.Letters of admin. of Edw.Tovey of Norton St.Philip granted Wells 20 Sep.1716; will of Wm.Matravers of Norton S.P., gent.,5 Dec.1717[Letters of probate missing]; Letters of probate only of will of Geo.Bush of Norton S.P.,granted Archd.Wells, 1 Nov.1757; and Probate of the will of Mary Jones,wife of Thos. Jones of Norton S.P.,officer of Excise,8 Apr.1772,pr.PCC.22 July 1780;
Probate of will of Edw.Collier of Norton S.P.,tallow chandler, 14 June 1788,pr.24Dec.1804.

NORTON SUB HAMDON Deeds  DD\SAS\C/96/13  1730/31 - 1759

2 docts

Contents:
Copy of will of Chas.Cox of Norton sub Hamdon,"chirurgeon", 11 July 1755, pr 1755 & 1759.

WHATLEY and Nunney Deeds  DD\SAS\C/96/14  1682/3 - 1807

7 docts

Contents:
Conveyance re dyehouse,place for washing wool,etc.,also ref. to convey-conveyance of manor of Nunney Castle and Nunney Maudley, 1737
Deeds,etc. 1740-54,1807.

NYNEHEAD  DD\SAS\C/96/15  1717-1770

3 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. incl. letters of ordination of John Sanford of Baliol as deacon,1743.

NORTH PERROTT  DD\SAS\C/96/16  [n.d.]

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/16/1  1709-1710

2 docts.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/16/2  1709-1729

5 docts.

North Petherton  DD\SAS\C/96/17  [n.d.]

NORTH PETHERTON(and Dunwear)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/1  1570-1598, 1607-1630/31

7 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re properties in North Petherton and Dunwear,affecting mainly familes of Bidgsgood(Bisgood),Lyndon,Godbeere, and Woodhouse.

NORTH PETHERTON,ETC.  DD\SAS\C/96/17/2  1608-1647

10 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re manor of N.P. als Newton Pegis (Wroth family),1608, and various ppties. in parish, affecting mainly family of Musgrave.

NORTH PETHERTON  DD\SAS\C/96/17/3  1653-1670

14 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re various ppties. in parish, affecting mainly family of Musgrave.

NORTH PETHERTON  DD\SAS\C/96/17/4  1674-1698

13 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re various ppties. in parish and manor affecting mainly families of Musgrave and Wallop.

NORTH PETHERTON  DD\SAS\C/96/17/5  1710-1781

14 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re manor(Alex.Seymour Gapper)1754, and various ppties. affecting mainly families,etc. of Kinglake,Musgrave,John,Earl of Portsmouth,Alex.Seymour Gapper and Woolcot.

NORTH PETHERTON(and Sherston)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/6  1698; 1728-1799

11 docts

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re various ppties. in parish and manor and Sherston,affecting mainly family of Woolcot.

NORTH PETHERTON  DD\SAS\C/96/17/7  1787-1798, 1802-1810

29 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re various ppties. in parish and manor, affecting mainly families of Pyke and KIng, and mentioning Joshua Toulmin,1806.

NORTH PETHERTON,THURLOXTON (and Sherston)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/8  1617-1697

5 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re manor of Sherston,1617 and various ppties. in Sherston and N.P.,affecting mainly families of Blanchflower,Clarke, and Moggridge.

NORTH PETHERTON(West Newton)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/9  1583; 1617-1688

14 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re various ppties. in West Newton,affecting mainly families of Galhampton,Cheek,Stodgell and Phelips, and including probate of will of Dorothy Cheeke of West Newton,widow,13 Oct.1687, pr.Arch.Taunton 1 Sep.1688.

NORTH PETHERTON(West Newton)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/10  1717/18-1798

24 docts

Contents:
Deeds etc. re various ppties. in West Newton affecting mainly families of Stodgell,Woolcot,Fouracre,Bennett,Rose, Dyke Ackland,Pyke and Phelips; including copy of will of Thos.Rose of Wooton Fitzpaine (co.Dorset),esq.,affecting ppty. in Devon,West Newton,and Dorset, 11 July 1747,pr.PCC 20 Apr.1748.

NORTH PETHERTON(and Bridgwater)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/11  1619/20-1624

7 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re ppty. in Stockmoor,etc.,affecting families of Popham and Haberfield.

NORTH PETHERTON(Woolmerston and Hadworthy)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/12  1630-1694, 1712

8 docts

Contents:
Deeds etc. re manor ofWoolmerston and Hadworthy,1630,1631, and ppty.in the hamlets, affecting families of Popham and Woodhouse.

NORTH PETHERTON(Moreland or Moorland)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/13  1631/2-1707

17 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re manor of Moreland,1631/2, 1635, and ppty. in manor and hamlet, affecting families of Clark,Bridgman,Webber,Woodhouse and Kinglake and mentioning Henry Chaple of Bridgwater,clockmaker,1692.
Deeds etc. re ppty. in hamlet affecting Henry Chaple of Bridgwater, clockmaker.

NORTH PETHERTON,ETC.(Adsborough)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/14  1649-1698/9

7 docts

Contents:
Deeds etc. re ppty. in hamlet(and Creech St.Michael,1649 & 1664), affecting families of Gatchell,Woodland,Balten and Musgrave.

NORTH PETHERTON(Adsborough)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/15  1706/07-1748

13 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re ppty. in hamlet affecting familes of Musgrave,Pocock, Collard and Woolcot.

NORTH PETHERTON(Hulkesey)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/16  1668-1690/91, 1701

6 docts

Contents:
Deeds etc. re manor of Hulkesey,1701, and ppty. in manor,affecting families of Malet and Woolcot.

NORTH PETHERTON(Horlock)  DD\SAS\C/96/17/17  1665, 1720-1777

5 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re ppty. in hamlet(shown as in manor of St.John the Baptist, Bridgwater,1769), and affecting families of Woodhouse,Howe,Woolcot and Musgrave.

NORTH PETHERTON, generally  DD\SAS\C/96/17/18  1615-1768

16 docts

Contents:
Lease of Starselands in N.P. by Rich.Mauncell of Mauncell,1615. Copies of court roll for ppty. held of the manor of Newton Placey, 1661-89(4), and deed of ppty. in Newton Placey,1695(1).Apptmt. by Geo.Musgrave of Lodhuish,esq. of Wm.Hamson of N.P.,gent., as Surveyor and Receiver of rents for his manor of Stamfordlande,1698(1). Assignment of ppty. in manor of Buckland Sororum,1649/50(1) Lease by Wm.Portman of ppty. in manor of Buckland Fee,1733(1). Lease by Hen.Wm.Portman of ppty. in the manor of Huntworth,1768(1).

Various parishes,incl.NORTH PETHERTON  DD\SAS\C/96/17/19  1723-1795

5 docts.

Contents:
Copies on paper of:
Marriage Settlement of John Balch of Bridgwater and Amy Byrt of Shepton Mallet, affecting ppties. in Bridgwater,Burnham,Dunwear, North Petherton,Pawlett and Weston Zoyland,1723(1).
Common Recovery: of Codrington(demandt.),Glasse(tenant) and Balch(vouchee), affecting ppty. in Burnham,Pawlett,North Petherton,Bridgwater,etc.,1758(1).
Release by Robt.Balch to Geo.Glasse of ppty. in Burnham[etc. as above],1758(1)
Will of John Dyke Acland of Pixton and 20th Regt. of Foot[Extract] Died 15 Nov.1778, undated.
Release of ppties.[not detailed] in Somerset,Devon and Kent,under will of John Dyke Acland,1795(1).

NORTH WOOTTON Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/17/A  1707-1768

4 docts.

WOOTTON COURTNEY Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/17/B  1659-1684, 1702

4 docts.

SAMPFORD BRETT etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/18  1584-1781

11 docts

Contents:
Terrier of the Rectory[Glebe Terrier], Sampford Brett, 1606.
SOMERTON
Lease of ppty. held of manor of Hurcot, 1735.
SEAVINGTON ST.MICHAEL (and St.Mary)etc.
Lease by Henry Henley of Leigh, 1713.
SELWORTHY
Lease of ppty. held of manor Holnicote, 1781.
SHEPTON MONTAGUE
Assignment of apprenticeship indenture by the Exors. in trust of the will of Wm.Dampier of Blackford, 1720.
STAWLEY
Lease of ppty. in Apley, 1639.
STOCKLAND LOVELL
Grant by Queen Elizabeth to John Walker and wife Elizabeth of the manor, and Stockland Ovell Farm alias Bockhams Farm(except the farm of Wolstone), 1584.
STOCKLINCH MAGDALEN 1 doct. 1730
Lease by the borough of Ilchester,governors of the almshouse there and lords of the manor.
1 doct 1767
Letters of institution of Wm.Gyllett,to the rectory.
STOKE ST.MICHAEL 1 doct. 1782
Lease by Thos.Horner to John Billingsley of a mill, parcel of the manor of Doulting.[Defective]
STRINGSTON 1 doct. 1766
Case and opinion by J.Burland concerning Anne Criddle and her settlement in Stringston and Stogursey.
SWELL 1 doct. 1672
Settlement on marriage of Thomas Warre(son of T.W. of Swell) and Eliz.Newman.

ST.DECUMANS(incl.Williton,Watchet,Washford)  DD\SAS\C/96/19  1621/2-1822

33 docts.

Contents:
1. Deeds etc. re ppty. in St.Decumans and Williton and Watchet, 1667-1794
2. Deeds, etc. re ppty. in Watchet, 1803-1822
3. Leases of ppty. in manors of Williton Hadley, 1766 and Williton Regis 1766-1769
Leases re Washford Farm, 1770-1798.

SOMERTON  DD\SAS\C/96/20  1597-1838

30 docts.

Contents:
1. Deeds etc., concerning manor, 1597[copy on paper] and other ppties; incl. nuncupative will of Adrian Haine of Somerton, husbandman, 1 March 1685/6,with inventory,20 March 1685/6, and letters of admon(Wells) 14 Sept.1686.
2. Deeds,etc.: and Apprenticeship Indenture(tailor), 1838.
CURRY RIVEL
Final Concord, 1716.

SOUTH STOKE(and Midford)etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/21  1618-1795

27 docts

Contents:
Deeds,etc.
NEWTON ST.LOE,Englishcombe,Twerton & South Stoke.
Deed, 1757.

STOCKLINCH OTTERSEY  DD\SAS\C/96/22  1695, 1718

2 docts

Contents:
Deeds (Stocklinch Ottersey and Magdalen)

STOKE TRISTER Deed.  DD\SAS\C/96/23  1708/09

1 doct.

THORNFALCON Deeds.  DD\SAS\C/96/24  1651/2; 1670

2 docts.

TIMSBURY  DD\SAS\C/96/25  1673/4 - 1834

18 docts

Contents:
Deeds,etc: incl.Marriage Licence of Geo.Magg of T. and Eliz.Morris of Combe Hay, 1755; Declaration of Shares in coal mines, 1774; Deed of Partition(with interesting schedule of deeds from 1654),1785; and Letters of Admon. of goods of Reverend Barth.Deeke Smith of Timsbury,clerk,decd., 1834[v.tiny handwriting at end].

TINTINHULL,etc. Deeds  DD\SAS\C/96/26  1665, 1671, 1720

3 docts

Contents:
Letters of admon. of goods of Joanna Woolcott of Tolland, 1720

TRENT, Dorset.  DD\SAS\C/96/27  1629/30, 1712-1740

3 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc.,incl.marriage settlement of Sir Francis Wyndham of Trent,bart.,and Dame Henrietta Newdigate, 1712, and Probate of will of Sir Francis Wyndham,27 Aug.1714, cod.14 Mar.1715/16, admon. on behalf of Thos.Bromley,gt.grandson of Sir F.W.(Cantby)22 May 1740.

TWERTON, etc.  DD\SAS\C/96/28  1753-1789

12 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc.,incl.deed re Twerton and Bath, 1789; and Marriage Licence of Thomas Michell of Corsham and Susanna Sperin of Twerton,1753.
BRISTOL
Probate of will of John Davis of Bristol, haberdasher, re ppty. in Doynton(co.Glos.) 17 Oct. 1756,pr.Bp. of Glos.,23 June 1757.
DOYNTON(co.Glos)
Deeds etc. re Davis, 1771-1787.

Court book and survey of Merriott  DD\SAS\C/99  [n.d.]

MERRIOTT Minutes of court leet and court baron.  DD\SAS\C/99/1  1728-1757

1 vol

MERRIOTT Survey of Manor  DD\SAS\C/99/2  1725

1 file

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/112  [n.d.]

Contents:
Shapwick, Skilgate, Somerset county, South Cadbury, Spaxton, Enmore, Stockland Lovel, South Brent, Stanton Drew, St.Catherine's, Stogumber, Stogursey (Burland), Stoke St.Mary, Stoke St.Michael, Stoke sub Hamdon Ston Easton, Stratton on the Fosse, Taunton (many bdles: Baptist meeting house, elections of Hammett, Labouchere, etc.), Tellisford, Templecombe, Thorn St.Margaret, Timberscombe, Tolland, Lydeard St. Lawrence, deeds etc.

SHAPWICK Deed  DD\SAS\C/112/1  1661/2

1 doct.

SKILGATE  DD\SAS\C/112/2  1721/22-1782

11 docts.

Contents:
Papers relating to a Bill in Chancery of WmDay versus Philip Sydenham deft. affecting property held on lease for years and lives called Withywines, 1721/22-1722(9).
Draft Complaint concerning John Sydenham and estates called Frogwells and Withywines, 1782.
Abstract of title(with counsel's opinion thereon) concerning Withywines, 1696-1782

SOMERSET COUNTY Documents concerning shrievalty.  DD\SAS\C/112/3  [n.d.]

Writ of capias in a plea of trespass by Wm.Horsey.  DD\SAS\C/112/3/1  12 Feb.1702/03

1 doc.

Appointment  DD\SAS\C/112/3/2  13 Feb.1756

1 doc.

Contents:
By James Perry of Perry Elm,esq.high sheriff, of Wm.Burridge of Taunton St.Mary Magdalen,gent. as under sheriff of Somerset.

Justices' certificates  DD\SAS\C/112/3/3-5  1773

3 docts.

Contents:
Instructing the Sheriff of Somerset to make awards under Act 14 Geo.II "to render the laws more effectual for preventing the stealing and destroying of sheep and other cattle."

Justices' certificates  DD\SAS\C/112/3/6-7  1773

2 docts.

Contents:
Instructing the Sheriff of Somerset to make awards under Act 5 Anne c.vi "for the encouraging the discovery and apprehending of housebreakers.."

List of jurors  DD\SAS\C/112/3/8  [?1836]

1 doc

Contents:
To try the issue found between James Woolly, plaintiff, and Edw.Strange,defendt.,subscribed by James Bennett, sheriff, n.d.

Bill of cravings  DD\SAS\C/112/3/9  1850

1 doc.

Contents:
(Expenses incurred during year of shrievalty) drawn up by John Nicholetts on behalf of Langley St.Albyn,esq., late sheriff of Somerset.

Document concerning Lieutenancy  DD\SAS\C/112/3/10  22 Sep.1763

1 doc.

Contents:
Appointment of John Roache,gent.,as Lieut. in the 5th Coy. of the Somerset Regiment of Militia by John, Earl Poulet,Lord Lieutenant of the County, and Colonel of the said Coy.

Quitclaim  DD\SAS\C/112/3/11  1611

1 doct.

Contents:
By Edw.Derbye of London,gent. to John Dackcombe of Savoy(co.Middx.), gent., of all right in the hundreds of Horethorne and Norton Ferris in cos. of Somerset and Wilts.

Accounts of Wm.Pratt,clothie [no parish given].  DD\SAS\C/112/3/12  to 30 Jan. 1653/4

1 doct

"A list of what souldyeres there were in Stone Hundred in 1690"  DD\SAS\C/112/3/13  1690

1 doc

Contents:
Giving names of tithings,etc. and nos. of men.

Order by Commissioners  DD\SAS\C/112/3/14  10 May 1698

1 doc

Contents:
To the Constables of the hundred of Abdicke and Bulstone under Act[10 & 11 Wm.III c.ix] "for granting to his Majesty the sum of one million four hundred eighty four thousand and fifteen pounds one shilling elevenpence three farthings for disbanding soudiers,paying seamen,and other uses ....": to issue warrants to the tithingmen to select 2 inhabitants from each parish, tithing,etc. to attend at the George,Ilminster, to be appointed by the Commissioners' assessors of the rates under the Act.

List of hundreds  DD\SAS\C/112/3/15  1702

1 doc.

Contents:
From which the quarterly payment of the Hospital Money should be made at the General Quarter Session at Bridgwater: for the Western Division.

Copy of a letter  DD\SAS\C/112/3/16  24 Apr. 1705

1 doc.

Contents:
[In S.P.,Dom.] from Thos.Robins,esq., to one of the Principal Secretaries of State (Queen Anne), asking for the Island of Steepholmes wherein to retire/[20th cent. copy in pencil]

Memorandum of Surrender of property  DD\SAS\C/112/3/17  15 Oct. 1715

1 doc.

Contents:
Held of the manor of Filby Cleers: to use of John Crome of Great Yarmouth, sailmaker. [?co. Norfolk]

"An Act for Discharging certain estates of Denys Rolle,Esquire, in the Counties of Somerset and Wilts  DD\SAS\C/112/3/18  1768

1 doc

Contents:
From the uses thereof limited and declared, and for vesting the same in Trustees to be sold, and applying the Purchase Money for the Purpose therein mentioned, and for settling other estates in the County of Devon, of greater value, to the like uses.(Moorlinch,North Curry,Shapwick,Bawdrip, High Ham,Wookey). In Green's Bibl.Som.

Extract from a Plea Roll  DD\SAS\C/112/3/19  1749

1 doc

Contents:
Of a plea of trespass on the case: Thomas Beech and wife Eleanor(execx. of her late husband David Bowen) versusThomas Smith: for the payment for the depasturing of certain horses,etc., according to a promise made at Taunton.

Appointment  DD\SAS\C/112/3/20  1820

1 doc.

Contents:
Of Wm.Hall,esq., as surgeon under the Presidency of Bombay, by the"Presidential Council of and for all Forces and Affairs of the Hon'ble United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East-Indies,on the coast of India,Persia and Arabia, and of his Majesty's Castle and Island of Bombay.

SOUTH CADBURY  DD\SAS\C/112/4  1560-1817

18 docts.

Contents:
Quitclaim by John Parker,sen. of S.C. 1705/06
Probate of Will of Richard Slade of S.C.,yeoman,20 Nov.1738, pr.Archd. Wells,15 May 1739.

SPAXTON, etc.  DD\SAS\C/112/5  [n.d.]

Contents:
Deed re ppties. in Padcombe and Haddecombe, 1560.
Deeds,etc. re various ppties: including original will of John Cridland of Spaxton,gent.,7 Dec. 1667[Paper]
Original will of John Cridland of Spaxton,gent.,2 Feb.1670/71 sealed 5 Feb. 1670/71[1 m].
Probate of will of John Cridland, 2 & 5 Feb.1670/71,pr.PCC. 8 Feb.1671/2
Copy of will of John Cridland,2 & 5 Feb. with letters of admon. to John Burland, 13 Mar.1681/2.
Deeds etc. re various ppties. including lands in Merridge; 1702-1759.
ENMORE and SPAXTON
Lease of ppties. held of the manor, 1817.
STOCKLAND LOVELL and SOUTH BRENT(manors)
Final Concord affecting the manors with appurtenances in Spaxton, Cannington,Stockland Bristol, Otterhampton,Stogursey,Nether Stowey, Over Stowey,East Brent,South Brent,Weston Zoyland,etc., 1762.

STANTON DREW, etc.  DD\SAS\C/112/6  1657-1821

32 docts

Contents:
Deeds etc. re various ppties,incl.the manor,1668, and the mills,1694-7.
Deeds etc. re various ppties.,incl. the manor and mills,1700/01, Pensford Church lands in S.D.,1754 and ppty. in Belluton.
Deeds etc. re various ppties. incl. water grist mill and water log wood mill,1811: and Probate of will of Thos.Coates of Standon Drew, gent.,10 Feb.1806, pr.PCC.18 May 1810.

ST.CATHERINE'S, etc.  DD\SAS\C/112/7  1625,1694,1734, 1758

Contents:
Copies of deeds,made 1810.
BATHEASTON and St.Catherine's Deed re ppty.

STOGUMBER  DD\SAS\C/112/8  1718/19-1785

23 docts

Contents:
Deeds relating to various ppties.,incl.the rectory of Stogumber,1740, and lands in Nether or Lower Weacombe,mainly affecting Rich.Blake.

STOGURSEY,etc.  DD\SAS\C/112/9  [n.d.]

Stogursey deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/9/1  1550-1664

12 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re various properties.
Deeds re various ppties. mainly affecting family of Burland; and incl.probate of will of John Burland the elder of Stogursey, gent.,1 Mar.1646/7, pr. or admon. PCC.3 Apr.1651.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/112/9/2  1671-1698

23 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties. and families.

Deeds etc., re various ppties. mainly affecting family of Burland: incl. marriage settlement of John Burland of the Middle Temple,esq., and Letitia Berkeley of Pill,spinster,1747; and abstract of title of the Earl and Countess of Radnor to fee farm rents in many counties,1789.  DD\SAS\C/112/9/3  1702-1789

15 docts.

Accounts,etc.  DD\SAS\C/112/9/4  1719; c.1810

6 docts

Contents:
Account of "Mr.Burland's Estate" in Stogursey,Elworthy,Huntspill, Middlezoy, Spaxton,Enmore,and Otterhamption, and his debts.[1 paper] 1719 Appointment of John Berkeley Burland,esq.,as deputy lieutenant for Dorset and Poole; by Henry,Earl Digby, lord lieutenant of sd.County.1791 Appointment of John Berkeley Burland,esq.,as major of the Som.Regt. of Fencible Cavalry, and as captain of a troop of sd.Coy. 1794 Appointment of John Berkeley Burland,esq., as a deputy lieutenant for Somerset; by John,Earl Poulett,lord lieutenant of sd.County. 1796 Appointment of John Berkeley Burland,esq., as Lieut.Col.Commandant of the Regt. of Somerset Provisional Cavalry: by John,Earl Poulett.1797 Account of Mrs.Coles[no parish but mentioning Culverhay],debtor, for money owning on mortgages,etc. [n.d] c.1810

STOKE ST.MARY  DD\SAS\C/112/10  1732;1744

2 docts

Contents:
Deeds re ppty. in tithing of Stoke St.Mary in manor of Taunton Deane.

STOKE ST MICHAEL(Stoke Lane)  DD\SAS\C/112/11  1691-1765,c.1800

7 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re various ppties: and probate of will[Letters of probate missing] of Thomas Fussell of Stoke Lane als.Stoke St.Michael,yeoman, 8 Feb.1744/5; and probate of will[Letters of probate missing] of WmGreen of Stoke Lane als.Stoke St.Michael 5 Apr.1757.
"Map of Stoke Lane Manor. A.Crocker,del.", undated: watercolour on one membrane: 22" x 15½"(w): scale not given. c.1800

STOKE sub HAMDON  DD\SAS\C/112/12  1734,1767,1797

3 docts

Contents:
Deed from John Gane,gent.
Copies of court roll of Duchy of Cornwall manor.

Ston Easton  DD\SAS\C/112/13  1660-1663,1712-1800, 1804, 1818

23 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re various ppties, many concerning the family of Greenhill; incl.Probate of will of Rich.Blacker als Hart, the elder, of Stone Easton,yeoman,10 Oct.1730,pr.Archd.Wells 14 Nov.1730. (20 docts) Certificate and Declaration by Chas.Edwards,Deputy Clerk of the Peace, that Benjamin Greenhill of StonEaston,esq., has handed in his name and abode,as required by Acts. of 25 and 31 Geo.III in respect of killing game. 1804.
Counterpart Final Concords re ppty. in Stone Easton,Chilcompton, Holcombe, Kilmersdon,Midsomer NOrton,Mells,etc.(Broderip),1818

STON EASTON  DD\SAS\C/112/14  [n.d.]

Ston Easton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/14/1  1634-1697

6 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re various ppties.concerning families of Hippisley, Chafin and Dory.

Ston Easton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/14/2  1712-1791

21 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re various ppties. concerning families of Dory,Fry and Greenhill.

STRATTON on the FOSSE Agreement for working coal-mines.  DD\SAS\C/112/15  1674/5

1 doct.

TAUNTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/16  1511/12,1544, 1596-99

10 docts.

Contents:
Lease by John Towell,chaplain of the Chantry of the Blessed Virgin Mary in church of St.Mary Magdalene,Taunton, of a burgage in East St., 10 Feb.1511/12.
Deed re ppty. in Canon Street in par. of St.James juxta Taunton, formerly belonging to Priory, 17 Octo.1544.
Deeds re ppty. in Canon St. in St.james near Taunton,affecting families of Colles and Block, 1596-1599.

TAUNTON,etc.  DD\SAS\C/112/17  [n.d.]

Taunton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/17/1  1602/03-1657/8

15 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re various ppties in Fore Street,1602/03, Taunton St. James and St.Mary,1627, St.Mary's churchyard,1635/6,Taunton and Colyton(co.Devon),1639, and Taunton generally, affecting families of Hill,Chaplyn,late Sampson,Carvin,Coombe,Clarke,Pester,Femell, Gale,etc.: including:-
Probate of will of Roger Chaplyn of Taunton St.James,gent.,10 Nov. 1627,with Inventory 13 & 17 Sep. 1628, pr.Archd.Taunton,3 Oct. 1628; also
Letters Testimonial reciting will of Henry Femell of Taunton St.Mary then of Rotherhithe(co.Surrey)17 July 1638,pr.PCC. 12 Sep.1638; letters dated 12 July 1651.

Taunton deeds  DD\SAS\C/112/17/2  1662-1689

11 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc.re various ppties. in East Street,North Street and High Street, and mentioning "The Ship" in High Street,1681, and Flook als Taunton Bridge,1684, and ppty. in Plymtree(co.Devon), 1672/3(Chase); affecting families of Galhampton,Hickes,Whetham, Femell,Balcer,Rowland,Slape,Hammett als Mable,etc.; incl. [Probate of Will] of John Lucas the elder of Taunton,clothier, 2 Aug.1686[Letters of probate or seal missing].

Taunton deeds  DD\SAS\C/112/17/3  1691-1698

16 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. re various ppties.,including "The Ship" in High Street, 1691-2, and "The Horse Head" in North Street,1696, St.James near Taunton,1694 and Town lands in Upottery(co.Devon),1692-1693/4, affecting families of Hicks,Hobart,Came,Marshall,Burgis,Whetham,Reynolds,Parry,Burd,Gunston,etc.: incl.will of John Lucas the elder of Taunton,clothier,25 Sep.1694[original]

TAUNTON,etc.  DD\SAS\C/112/18  [n.d.]

Taunton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/18/1  1710-1730

13 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc.relating to ppties in High St.,incl."The George Inn",1710, Paulstreet als Polestreet 17 2/13-30, the Town Lands in Taunton,1717, in Tauntonand Exeter (co.Devon),1718, and Taunton St.James,1716, affecting the families of Crosse,Burd,Culverwell,Langham,Pavyott,Webb,Parry,Sampson,Burford(formerly Hobart),Dare,Gadd,etc.

Taunton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/18/2  1730-1759

13 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc.relating to ppties. in Taunton St.James,1730-36, Paul Street als. Pole Street,1734-1754,mentioning premises lately converted into meeting house for Baptist Congregation, East Street(the Town Lands),1749, and mentioning the "White Lyon", in East Gate,1755, and the "Fox and Goose" or "Thunderbolt's College,1755, affecting families of Parry, Webb,Jeffries,Purkis,Sampson,Dawe,Periam,Poole,etc.

Taunton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/18/3  1762-1788

16 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc.relating to ppties. in the manor of Taunton in Wilton, 1762,1788, the tithing of Hull,1774 and Extra Portam and Hull, 1782, to Polesfield,1765-88, and Paul Street als Pole Street, 1788, and Nurton als North Town,1779, affecting families of Portman, Incledon,Abdy,Watts,Boycott,Collard,Moore,Cann,Daw,Webber,Norman, Sweeting,Buncombe,Drake,etc.: incl.special Probate of Disputed Will of Mary Collins,wife of Robt.C.,of West Codford(co.Wilts) but long separated from him and resident at Taunton, 1 June 1785, pr.PCC.17 July 1788.

Taunton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/18/4  1791-1799

17 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc.relating to Rackfield or Polesfield(Pauls Field) in Taunton St.M. 1791-1799, The Town Mills,1792,The Castle Inn and Tavern,1792, The Town Lands(ppty. in High St.),1794, and ppty. in Cannon Street in Taunton St.James,1797,affecting families of Drake,Norman,Murlis,Clitsome,Sheppard,Newell,Anderdon,Woodford, Turle,Rogers,Fawn,Camplin,Melhuish,etc.: incl.copy of will of Charles Poole of Taunton,currier,31 Dec.1799.

TAUNTON  DD\SAS\C/112/19  [n.d.]

Taunton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/19/1  1801-1819

11 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc.relating to ppty. in Paul Mary St.,1803, The Town Mills, 1805, and North St.,1819, affecting families of Corfield,Trenchard, Upcott,Sheppard;Hammet,Woodforde,Buncombe,Meade(building in Tithing of Cannon Street formerly used for making silk,etc., and now straw hats,1807), and Foy: including also
Probate of Will of Lewis Cogan of Taunton St Mary Magdalen,joiner, 9 May 1799,cod.9 May,1799,pr.Arch.Taunton 16 June 1801;
Probate of will of Mary Reed of Taunton,widow,3 Apr.1799,cod.6 Dec. 1804,pr.17 Mar.1808(Blake family):
Probate of will of Eliz.Stacey of Taunton St.Mary Magdalen,widow, 20 May 1805,pr.PCC.23 Sep.1806.

Taunton deeds.  DD\SAS\C/112/19/2  1816-1837

11 docts.

Contents:
Deeds etc. relating to various ppties. in Extra Portam in manor of Taunton Deane,1816, Canon Street in Taunton St.James,1820,Tancred Street,1829, Taunton St.Mary and Wilton,1833, and Tithing of Hull in manor,1833 and Fore Street,1837, affecting families of Bond,Sheppard Woodforde,Poole,Ray,Dare,Buncombe,etc.: including also Probate of Will of Thos.Smith of Taunton St.Mary Magdalen,late sergeant of Marines,3 Mar 1820,pr.Arch.Taunton 6 June 1820; Probate of will of Wm.Andaer of Taunton,grocer, 17 May 1815,pr.5 Oct.1820:
Probate of will of John White of Taunton St.Mary Magdalen(mentioning "White Lion" in East Street), 30 Mar.1836,pr.PCC.25 Jan.1838.

TAUNTON  DD\SAS\C/112/20  [n.d.]

Conveyance  DD\SAS\C/112/20/1  30 July 1724

1 doc.

Contents:
By Rodbard and Milner to Collard of interest in sum of money for Tone Navigation.

Bargain and Sale  DD\SAS\C/112/20/2  8 June 1745

1 doc.

Contents:
(Sweeting,John Popham,and John Collard) of the manor of Taunton Prioratus alias nuper Prioratus.

Grant for lives  DD\SAS\C/112/20/3  1631

1 doc.

Contents:
(Harvie-Cliffe) of office of bailiwick of the Liberty of Taunton and Taunton Deane.[Defective]

Grant  DD\SAS\C/112/20/4  19 Oct. 1656

1 doc.

Contents:
(For Roger Hill to John Porter) the office of Steward of Taunton Castle,Lordships,Manors,etc.[Defective]

Declaration and Renunciation  DD\SAS\C/112/20/5  1 Dec. 1718

1 doc.

Contents:
(By Thos. Dyke) of right to office of Clerk of Castle and manor of Taunton.

Grant  DD\SAS\C/112/20/6  13 Apr.1812

1 doc.

Contents:
Of the Office of Porter of the Castle of Taunton to Brownlow North and Josian Easten,jun.

Declaration and Covenant  DD\SAS\C/112/20/7  14 May 1696

1 doc.

Contents:
By John Paine of Wells, notary public, to John Sowthey of Taunton,notary public,that in the Letters Patent of the Archdeacon of Taunton the name of J.P. as "Register or Scribe" of the Archidiaconal Courts of Taunton is used only in trust for J.S.

Leases  DD\SAS\C/112/20/8-12  1667/8-1718

1 doc.

Contents:
Of shambles or flesh standings in the market place of Taunton.1667/8, 1669, 1695, 1718(2)

Mortgages  DD\SAS\C/112/20/13-15  1820

1 doc.

Contents:
For borrowing money under the Acts 8 & 9 Geo.III and 57 Geo.III for erecting a market house, and enlarging the the market place in Taunton.[Mainly printed form]

Indenture of election  DD\SAS\C/112/20/16, 17  1782

1 doc.

Contents:
Of Benjamin Hammett to be burgess of Taunton,20 Mar.1782: with Receipt for Sheriff's precept,20 Mar. 1782 [found inside the indenture]

Indenture of return  DD\SAS\C/112/20/18  11 Feb.1842

1 doc.

Contents:
Of Sir Thomas Edward Colebrooke, bart., to serve in Parlt. for the borough of Taunton.

Indenture of return  DD\SAS\C/112/20/19  10 July 1846

1 doc.

Contents:
Of Rt.Hon.Henry Labouchere bart.,to serve in Parlt. for the borough of Taunton.

Indenture of return  DD\SAS\C/112/20/20  20 July 1847

1 doc.

Contents:
Of Henry labouchere and Sir T.E.Colebrooke.... bart., to serve in Parlt. for the borough of Taunton.

Indemnity Certificate  DD\SAS\C/112/20/21  1 Nov.1722

1 doc.

Contents:
By Taunton St.Mary Magdalen to par. of St.Michael,Coventry(re wool-comber)

Contract  DD\SAS\C/112/20/22  21 Oct.1870

1 doc.

Contents:
For taking down and rebuilding St.James' Tower, of John Spiller with Rev.Wm.T.Redfern and others.

Commission in bankruptcy  DD\SAS\C/112/20/23  1814

1 doc.

Contents:
Of Denis Bulford of Taunton,grocer.

TELLISFORD  DD\SAS\C/112/21  [n.d.]

Tellisford deed.  DD\SAS\C/112/21/1  1701-1727

1 doct.

Contents:
1693: 13 docts.
Deeds,etc.: mainly affecting family of Palmer.

Tellisford deed.  DD\SAS\C/112/21/2  1805

7 docts

Contents:
1729-1786: 1 doct.
Deeds etc.: including Probate of will of Thos.Stevens of T., 9 June 1785, pr.Arch. of Wells, 29 May 1786; and Letters of admon: to Eliz.,widow of Benj Greenhill of Tellisford,intestate, of his goods and chattels. Consist.Ep. Ct. of Wells,10 July 1805.

TEMPLECOMBE and or.parishes  DD\SAS\C/112/22  [?1640], 1668

2 docs.

Contents:
Common Recovery
Templecombe
Deed.

THORN ST.MARGARET Deed (Hugh Mallett)  DD\SAS\C/112/23  1666

1 doct.

TIMBERSCOMBE,Minehead and Exford  DD\SAS\C/112/24  1602

1 doct.

Contents:
Exemplification of Final Concord: Prowse v. Prowse and Whiting.

TOLLAND deeds  DD\SAS\C/112/25  1666-1740/1

4 docts

Contents:
Deed. (Turberville re tucking mill)
Tolland and Lydeard St.Lawrence, 1720
Leases (Golden Farm-by Musgrave), 1740/1

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/114  [n.d.]

Contents:
South Petherton, Butleigh, Saltford, Sandford Orcas [now co.Dorset], Shepton Beauchamp, Shepton Mallet, Somerton (inclu. hundred constables papers), Glastonbury, Sparkford, Stanton Prior, Stoke St.Gregory, Street, Shepton Montague, Swainswick, Walton, Wanstrow, Washford, Wayford, Weare, Badgworth, Wedmore, Wells, Wellington, Wembdon, West Bagborough, Westbury, West Harptree and Priddy, West Monkton, Weston (by Bath), Williton, Wookey, Woolverton, Limpley Stoke, Woolavington, Worle, Wooton Courtney, Baltonsborough, West Bradley, Abbascombe, deeds, etc.

SOUTH PETHERTON  DD\SAS\C/114/1  [n.d.]

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/1/1  1585, 1595, 1625-1699

21 docs

Contents:
Affecting Colberd, Sandys,Phelips,Banbury families,etc.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/1/2  1665-1792

15 docs

Contents:
Affecting Anstice,Gundry,Williams,Prowse,Edwards,etc. and including Marriage Licence of John Silvester of S.P.,widower, and Mary Wornell,1763, of Jas.Phipps, and Margt.Willy of S.P.,1765, and Isaac Gifferd and Anne Clark, both of S.P.,1768.
South Petherton and Butleigh
Deed (Wm.Stuckey) 1665
South Petherton,Stratton and Lopen
Exemptn. of Final Concord (Colebert and Standerwick v Colebert) 1672

SALTFORD Deeds re various ppties.  DD\SAS\C/114/2  1687; 1766

1 bundle

SANDFORD ORCAS(now co.Dorset) Deeds re various ppties inclu. manor.  DD\SAS\C/114/3  1580/81; 1676

1 bundle

SHEPTON BEAUCHAMP Deeds re various ppties.  DD\SAS\C/114/4  1734-1764

3 docts.

SHEPTON MALLET deeds.  DD\SAS\C/114/5  1681-1816

25 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties.,inclu:Probate of will of James Scott of S.M., hair merchant, 15 Oct.1741[Letter of p.missing].
Probate of will of Martha Bryant of S.M.,spinster,24 Aug.1766[Letters of p. missing]. Probate of will of Wm.Champion of S.M.,pipe-maker,27 June 1781[Letters of p.missing]. Probate of will of Joseph Adams of Downside in S.M.,breeches-maker,26 Sep.1776[Letters of p.missing].
Probate of will of Henry Hewish of S.M.,undated [Letters of p.missing] Probate of will of John Richman the elder of S.M.,yeoman,19 Aug.1786 [Letters of p.missing]. Probate of will of Jane Lovell of S.M.,widow, 10 May 1791 [Letters of p.missing]. Probate of will of John Appleby of S.M.,baker,9 Oct.1792[Letters of p.missing] [Seal of Archd.of Wells].
Probate of will of Hannah Pippet of S.M.,widow,11 Apr.1811[Letters of probate missing]. Probate of will of John Lewis of S.M.,stocking maker, 14 Feb.1816[Letters of p.missing].
Shepton Mallet and Croscombe
Deed (Shepherd-Bleasdale & Alexander), 1804

SOMERTON  DD\SAS\C/114/6  [n.d.]

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/6/1  1630-1698; 1686

1 bundle

Contents:
Re various ppties: inclu.Order to Constable of the Hundred of Abdick and Bulston to issue warrants on petty constables and tithingmen requiring them to warn collectors for taxes for Births and Burials, and Houses and Windows, to appear on 4 Nov. at the 'Signe of the Red Lyon' in Somerton to pay moneys collected,20 Oct. 1697.
Copy of Order to Constables of the Hundreds of Abdick and Bulston to issue warrants on petty constables and tithingmen to warn sub-collectors to make payment of land tax of 3s. and 1s. in £ and other subsidies to Charles Browne or his deputy on Sat.12 Mar. next at the "Red Lyon" in Somerton. (Subscribed "The receiver generall can receive no hamered money" and Endorsed by Col.Phipps "Found at Drayton"),15 Feb.1697/8. (14 docts)

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/6/2  1686-1825

1 bundle

Contents:
Re various ppties. incl: Receipts for fines, rent,etc.,1686, 1719,1725 [3 paper slips]; Receipt by Hannah Horsey for legacy under will of John Hodges of St.Leonard Shoreditch(co.Middx), 1716; letters of admon. to Mary Beach,dau. of Joshua Beach of s.,intestate, to administer his goods 4 May 1732 (Bath and Wells); Answer of Thos.Young gent., a defendant to a Bill of Complaint(concerning certain sums of money) of John Bayly,complainant,taken at Somerton,1735; "The case of the Almshouse of Somerton" quoting deeds 1625-92,with Opinion, 1739;
Deed of Appointment of new trustees for the Almshouse, 1739; and Copy of Court Roll of the Manor of the Parsonage of Somerton, 1768. Also Probate of will of John Barnard of Somerton,yeoman, 11 Mar.1824, pr. Arch.d Wells,26 Apr.1825.
Somerton,Somerton Erleigh,Catsgore and Sedgemoor
Counterpart Final Concords, 1664
Glastonbury
Deed re 'Eggerlie', 1687.

SPARKFORD  DD\SAS\C/114/7  1685; 1704-1794

8 docts.

Contents:
Leases of ppties. held of the mano Francis Newman esq.), 1756-93, and copies of court roll, 1794; and also Will(with Admon.) of Wm.Corly of Sparkford,20 June 1683, admon.P.C.C. 25 July 1685; and Letters of admon. only granted to Edw.Beaton,guardian of Jane Newman, next of kin, minor, and daughter of James Newman formerly of 'Sparkfoot', to administer the latter's goods,8 June 1704.

OLDFORD [in Frome]  DD\SAS\C/114/8  1707

2 docts.

Contents:
Formerly labelled as Standerwick.
Documents re bankruptcy of Edw.King of Oldford, a clothworker and chapman,buying wool and working the same into cloth.

STANTON PRIOR Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/9  1593-1820

13 docts.

Contents:
(Rosewell and Langton families mainly).

STOKE ST.GREGORY deeds.  DD\SAS\C/114/10  1606-1651, 1713-1784

9 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. mainly re Saltmoor; and copy of will of John Kinglake of Gregory Stoke,gent.,12 Jan.1784.

STREET,etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/11  1689-1804

12 docts.

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re various ppties. in S.,and also Rectory Manor of Street and Walton,1801-04.

SHEPTON MONTAGUE Deed  DD\SAS\C/114/11a  1755

1 doct.

SWAINSWICK Deed  DD\SAS\C/114/12  1755

1 doct.

WALTON deeds  DD\SAS\C/114/13  1760-1818

3 docts.

Contents:
Deeds and original will of Joseph Collot of Walton,labourer,26 June 1805; and Declaration of ejectment (Common Recovery)re land in Walton,1818.

WANSTROW deeds.  DD\SAS\C/114/14  1534-1756

9 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties.

WASHFORD Deed (Egremont) - lease.  DD\SAS\C/114/15  1750; 1764,1809

3 docts

Contents:
Wayford
Deeds (Daniel; Brickdale)

WEARE  DD\SAS\C/114/16  1669-1672/3

1 bundle

Contents:
Lower Weare,Badgworth and Over Badgworth Deeds re various ppties.

WEDMORE Deed of ppty. at Caseley.  DD\SAS\C/114/17  1682

1 doct

WELLS  DD\SAS\C/114/18  [n.d.]

Deeds,etc  DD\SAS\C/114/18/1  1697(1),1706-1770

22 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties. affecting families of Prowse,Layng, Nicholls,Millard,Phipps,Tudway,Tucker,Smith,etc.,and surrender of lease by Dr.Claver Morris;1720,Medical Diploma(Univ. of Oxford) of Morris Burland,M.B., 1758; and
Letters of admon. to Eliz. Burland,sis. of Wm.Morris,intestate, to admin.his goods,5 Sep.1738(Wells). Letters of admon. to Eliz. Burland widow of, and John Burland, son of, John Burland,esq., intestate to admin. his goods,10 Jan.1746/7(Wells).

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/18/2  1772-1800

7 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties. affecting the Corporation of Wells, and the familes of Bayly,Burland,Popham,phipps,Tudway, and La-Fausille-Torriano marriage settlement,etc: and Petition in Bankruptcy of Wm.Skey Furnell of Wells,victualler,1794.

Wells,Vicars Choral of Wells,etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/18/3  1803-c.1855

1 bundle

Contents:
Schedule of ppties. of Vicars Choral of Wells for which it is proposed that the land tax be redeemed(Manor of Fens and Heythorn, Newton Placie,Cheddar,Wells,Wellesley and Dulcot)1803.
Abstracts of title to ppty. in par. of St.Cuthbert,Wells,belonging to Edmund Broderip [2 paper docts.].[?1823]
Account of expenses of "Journey to Dover with Miss Elizth.Drake", showing return to Wells[1 paper] watermarked 1827
Assignment of close in St.Cuthbert's(Broderip)[1 parchment] 1827
Abstracts of documents re Wells,c.1350-1550,[made in rough MS.]c.1828
[?List of churchwardens,1378-1700, and other names] of Wells, [written on pages from registers of electors, 1852-3].

WELLS deeds.  DD\SAS\C/114/19  1679-1726

14 docts.

Contents:
Deed(Stacey-Cooper) re ppty in St.Cuthbert's, 17 Apr.1679.
Declaration of trust by Richard Healy that his name was included in the Letters Patent of the office of Register or Scribe of the Archidiaconal Court of Wells only in trust for Wm.Westley,12 May 1679.
Note of heads of Articles of Marriage of Mary dau. of Ri.Healey and Thos.Cook.,c.1702.
Release(Quitclaim) by John Pain of Wells,notary public, of interest of his wife Francie,dau. of Rich.Healy,exor. of Will of Dr.Ralph Bathurst,late Dean of Wells, of any legacy ensuing therefrom, 4 July 1705.
Release (Quitclaim) by Thos. Cook of interest of his wife "Molly" as above. 6 July 1705.
Covenant to Rich.Healey,trustee, by Henry Layng of Winsham,clerk, concerning the marriage portion of his wife Catherine,dau. of Robt. Creyghton,D.D., of Wells. 29 Oct. 1711.
Release, by Rich.Healy, son of R. R.H. of Wells, doctor of laws, and wife Mary,concerning Will of Dr.Ralph Bathurst late Dean of Wells and President of Trinity College,Oxford. 1 Oct.1713.
Schedule entitled "Legacies paid at and from Wells" 1704-05 apparently concerning Ralph Bathurst's will. [c.1715]
Release by Wm.Healy, son of R.H. re will of R.B. 18 Nov.1715
Draft Articles of Agreement between John Paine sen. and jun. and Rich.Healy and Thos.Cook,affecting proposed marriage between Frances dau. of R.H. and J.P., jun. c.1720.
Release by Thos.Healy,son of R.H. re will of R.B. 6 Sep.1721
Affidavits to prove the hand of Rev.Hen.Layng,Archdeacon of Wells,dec'd in connection with his will. 2 Jan.1726/7. Letter concerning taking of above, 19 Dec.1726.

WELLINGTON deeds.  DD\SAS\C/114/20  1654-1789

14 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re ppty. in "The Chepingstreete", 1654, the Tithing of Woodford, 1682/3, Mantle Street, 1685, and part of the parsonage lands, 1700.
Deeds re various ppties. in Wellington,mainly concerning the Bellett and Southwood families.

WEMBDON,Clutton and Durleigh  DD\SAS\C/114/21  1628/9-1750

8 docts.

Contents:
Deeds relating mainly to Cheslade Farm.

WEST BAGBOROUGH,etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/22  1664-1695

7 docts.

Contents:
Lease of ppties. held of the manor of West Bagborough(Stawell;Hill), 1664-1691, and East Bagborough,1670.
Counterpart Final Concords(Musgrave v.Hawker)re ppty. in West Bagborough Shopnoller and Quantock,1695.

WESTBURY  DD\SAS\C/114/23  1839

1 doct.

Contents:
Lease for a year (Parfitt-Richards)

WEST HARPTREE and Priddy  DD\SAS\C/114/24  1749-1754

3 docts

Contents:
Copies of deeds re ppty in Priddy in West Harptree,affecting Fane, Tudway and Savidge.

WEST MONKTON  DD\SAS\C/114/25  1576-1808

25 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties. including Splot, 1576-96(3), 1601-64(9).
Deeds re various ppties. including an inn or common house of entertainment at "Walford Brode", 1678/9;
Deeds re various ppties including some at Bathpool; 1670-93(5),1717-35(6 and Probate of will of John Every of Leacroft,yeoman,3 Dec.1807, pr. Arch.TAunton,6 June 1808(1).

WESTON(by Bath)  DD\SAS\C/114/26  1661-1698/9;1701-57(6)

18 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties. some in Common Fields, mentioning common of pasture in Mendip and Ubley,1680,and affecting families of Sheppard, Walrond,Pope,Waters,etc.

WILLITON  DD\SAS\C/114/27  1750;1759

2 docts.

Contents:
Leases of ppty. held of the manor of Williton Hadley(Egremont).

WOOKEY  DD\SAS\C/114/28  1697,1723-90,1832

16 docts.

Contents:
Deeds incl.leases for ppty. held of the manor(Rolle),ppty.in Hinton, etc.

WOOKEY  DD\SAS\C/114/29  c.1700;1754-86(3)

4 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties and a note of a bond concerning the taking of fish from the rivers and waters belonging to the manors of Wookey Hole and Milton,c.1700.

WOOLVERTON  DD\SAS\C/114/30  1804

4 docts

Contents:
Deed (Harford - White)
Limpley Stoke(co.Wilts.) and Woolverton 1 doct. 1712/13
Lease in trust (Dick).
Woolavington 1818-1819
Deeds (Squires,Lovell,Hales,Pool )

WORLE  DD\SAS\C/114/31  1679;1769(2)

3 docts.

Contents:
Deed (Ryder etc. - Cooke), 1679 and deeds (Burland),1769.

WOOTTON COURTENAY  DD\SAS\C/114/32  1688

1 doct.

Contents:
Deed (Stewkley-Hole)

BALTONSBOROUGH & WEST BRADLEY  DD\SAS\C/114/33  1699-1724

27 docts.

Contents:
Plan (identified as Northwood area of Baltonsborough[cfEncl.map Q/RDe 79,1720]), undated, late C17.
Agreement for sale: Henry Foxwell with Claver Morris re ppty. in Baltonsborough. 1699(1)
Various papers concerning negotiations of Edmund Daw of Ditcheat, gent.,and Tobias Chandler of Marlborough(co.Wilts.)gent.,and affecting the manor or parts of the manor of West Bradley incl. rentals 1674,1691. 1671-1693(16).
Contracts for ppties.rented of Dr.Claver Morris of the Liberty of St.Andrew,Wells,Dr. in physic,in West Bradley. 1697/8-1724(7)
Note of measurements [paper slip], and of receipts and payments on property, perhaps in West Bradley and Baltonsborough,etc. [? of Dr.Claver Morris]. 1720(2)

WEST BRADLEY,etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/34  1653-1700

32 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re ppty of John Bridges of West Bradley,gent.,in West Bradley,Barton,Lottisham and West Pennard,East pennard, Glastonbury,Baltonsborough, and Ditcheat, more particularly the manor of West Bradley,mortgaged, and assigned to mortgages for payment of debts. 1653-1669(8)
Deeds re ppty. of John Bridges,incl.manor of West Bradley sold by appointee John Jeanes to Tobias Chandler in 1679,incl. abst. of Chandler's title(reciting 1648-1679) 1673-1679(11)
Deeds re various ppties. in West Bradley,incl.sale of the manor by Tobias Chandler to Edm.Daw in 1691. 1682-1694(11),1700(2).

WEST BRADLEY,etc  DD\SAS\C/114/35  1705-1732

19 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties in West Bradley,including settlement of the manor of West Bradley and Felton Estate in Winford in trust for the marriage of Dr.Claver Morris and Mary Bragg,1703, and various exchanges of land in West Bradley.

WEST BRADLEY,etc.  DD\SAS\C/114/36  1746-1795,1801

8 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties in West Bradley,including settlement on the marriage of Rev.Wm.Keate,Rector of Laverton, and Ann Burland of St.Cuthbert, Wells,1768, affecting the manor of West Bradley and appts. in W.B., West Pennard,East Pennard,Ditcheat,Baltonsborough and Barton, and the Felton Estate in Winford; and a Case concerning the rent of Mr.Keate's estates, 1770.

DUNDON,PAWLETT,BUTLEIGH & CHARLTON ADAM,LITTLETON  DD\SAS\C/114/37  Mid. 18th cent.

1 bundle

Contents:
Paper re John Brimson,pltff. v.Wm.Strode,def.,in account of debt on a pencil statute re divers land in somerset in parishes named [2 ff.]
Abbascombe Lease (Mr.Hobb's tenement) 1673

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/120  [n.d.]

Contents:
Bratton Seymour, South Brewham, Staplegrove, Stowell [now in Charlton Horethorne], Sutton Montis. als. Montague, Walcot (Bath), Wembdon, West Camel, Whatley, Winford, Withycombe, Wotton under Edge (co.Glos.) Wedmore, Badgworth, deeds tc.

BRATTON SEYMOUR  DD\SAS\C/120/1  1668,c.1760

2 docts.

Contents:
Lease assignment (Wilton-Wilton), 1658.
Abstract of title of John Staffond reciting 1735-60.

SOUTH BREWHAM  DD\SAS\C/120/2  1713,1748

2 docts.

Contents:
Lease (Sir Stephen Fox,1713, and Thos.Fownes, 1748).

STAPLEGROVE,etc(manor of Taunton Deane).  DD\SAS\C/120/3  1699, 1772

2 docts.

Contents:
Apptment re ppty. in Tithing of S., 1699, and Assignment of Mortgage of ppty. in Tithings of Staplegrove,Burland and 'Millane' in manor of Taunton Deane,1772.

STOWELL[now in Charlton Horethorne]  DD\SAS\C/120/4  1659, 1709/10-1738

8 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties affecting Hannam,Hody,Hellier,Wickhain,Ryall, Hooper,White,etc.

SUTTON MONTIS als SUTTON MONTAGUE  DD\SAS\C/120/5  1693,c.1740-44

5 docts.

Contents:
Deeds and other papers,incl.Common Recovery[engraved portrait of Wm. and Mary], 1693; and "An Account of Mr.Edward Cooths Disburstments to the Land Tax Church Poore Highways etc. for the estate he had in the parish of Sutton Mountague in right of his last wife that of his dqughter in law Miss Ann Admas being included", c.1740. [dble fcap].
Paper headed "Miss Ann Adams to pay ye rates and taxes withinmentioned for no longer time than she herself reced ye rent for Combes and the arable." [Fcap paper] 1733-37,c.1740.
Letter from Robt.Baker to Mrs Ann Addams concerning her rates,24 Sep. 1740. [1 facp paper]

WALCOT(Bath)  DD\SAS\C/120/6  1650-1821

35 docts.

Contents:
1. Deeds,etc. re various ppties. affecting familes of Webb,Child,Gay, Hales,Gilbert,Chambers,Chaplin,Waters,Baber,Skrine,Davis,Bishop,Biggs, Marchant,Rich,Parker,Clark,King,Roberts,Lee,etc.
2. Deeds etc.re various ppties. affecting familes of Cottle,Garrard, Clutterbuck,Jno.Wood,Roffey,Harford,Chapman,Biggs,Brooks,Ireland, Henshaw,Lea,Physick etc.incl Copy of Will of Robt.Wheeler of W., carpenter, 13 July 1776,copied 5 Sep.1782;Copy of Will of James Sparrow of W., clerk, 10 Feb. 1772; Probate of Will of Stephen Noah of Cran Hill in par. of W.,8 Nov.1797, pr.PCC., 15 June 1799.
Probate of will of Wm.Wollaston of W., esq. 13 Nov.1795, pr.PCC.23 Dec.1797.

WEMBDON  DD\SAS\C/120/7  1625-1631/2

1 bundle

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties.
Letters of attorney (Bridget Clarke) for entry into the manor of Moreland.

WEST CAMEL  DD\SAS\C/120/8  1709/10; 1760

1 bundle

Contents:
Deeds re various ppties.
Copy of court roll (lord: Francis Newman,surv.trustee of Thos.Player,esq. decd.) 1760.

WHATLEY, etc  DD\SAS\C/120/9  1687, 1707

2 docts

Contents:
Probate of will of Thos.Bisse of Oarth in Whatley,gent.,28 May 1687[Letter of probate missing].
Winford Deed re ppty at Plaisters Green, 1707.

WITHYCOMBE,etc  DD\SAS\C/120/10  1588; 1701,1710,1805

4 docts.

Contents:
Post nuptial settlement of John Southcott of Witham (co.Essex), esq.,and Magdalen, a dau. of Sir Edw.Waldgrave,knt,decd.,affecting manors of Alberye Chalvedon als Chaldon and Leighams Court(co.Surrey), manor and advowson of Withycombe, and manor of Drayton(co.Berks). 1588(1) Deeds re various ppties in Withycombe,1701,1710,1805.

WOTTON UNDER EDGE  DD\SAS\C/120/11  1762

1 doct.

Contents:
Marriage Settlement (Agreement) of Claver Morris Burland of of W.U.E.,bachelor in physic, and Betty Stiff,spinster,eld.dau. of Jacob S. of Dursley(co.Glos.),gent.

WEDMORE  DD\SAS\C/120/12  1653-1778

26 docts

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re closes called Caseley mainly,inc.Marr.Settlement of Rich.Downton of Wedmore,clerk, and Mary Davies of same,widow,1688, and Probate of Will of Thos.Davies of W.,clerk,29 Aug.1683,pr. 27 Dec.1687 (off. of Dean of Wells). 1653-1691 (7)
Deeds and papers (mainly re Bunn) incl. "Mr.Yorkes Bill of Charges on Bunns Estate"(legal charges) 1726-33, and Legal Charges on "The Estate of Mrs.Mary Pomeroy decd. and Mr.Bendall Dr to George Lox and Ben.Andrews [Bill and notice of charges. Fcap.Fly sheet],1778.
Badgworth
Original [unsealed] of Will of Joseph Steart of Tarnock in Badgworth, 4 Jan. 1747/8, with note of receipt of legacies 1763 and 1770.

Custumal of Aller.  DD\SAS\C/124  [n.d.]

Presentation of the customs of the manor of Aller  DD\SAS\C/124/1  1653

3 docs

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/127  [n.d.]

Contents:
Somerton, Wedmore, Wellow, Hinton Charterhouse, West Buckland, Horton and Ilchester [?Ilminster], Chardstock (co.Dorset), West Monkton, Wootton Courtney, Wyke Champflower, deeds etc.

Somerton  DD\SAS\C/127/1  1589-1763

1 bundle

Contents:
1. Deed (Fisher-Fisher) 1 doct. 1589
Deeds,etc 12 docts 1662-1699
Re.various ppties. affecting families of Still, Fisher,Crane,Hilborne,Stawell,Stocker,Skrine,Cocke,etc. inclu. Probate of Will of John Taverner of S.,mason, 11 Nov.1695, pr.28 Feb.1732(Arch.Wells).
2. Deeds,etc 26 docts. 1701-1750
Re various ppties.,affecting familes of Cornish,Fisher, Crane, Beaton,Still,Fluet,Royse,Dickinson,Strangways, Horner,Cox,Caine,Smith,etc.; inclu. Deed of appointment by Edith Phelipps of Netherham,spinster, and Wm. Howe of Somerton,esq.,of new trustees of the Hext almshouse in Somerton,1738
3. Deeds,etc. 7 docts. 1753-1794
Re various ppties.,affecting familes of Burford,Fawn, Holman,Peddle,Haggett,Clarke etc.,inclu. Probate of Will of John Fisher of"Somerton Early", gent.,5 May 1752, pr.Arch.Wells,18 June 1753.
Manors of Stawell, Compton Dundon, Somerton,Butleigh, and Kingsdon. Deed 1 doct 1700
Re Littleton Farm (Crane)
Maperton,Blackford, Somerton,Somerton "Early",Kingsedgemoor and Kingsmoor Writ 1 doct. n.d C18 to perform covenant(re Haggett).
Romford(co.Essex) Hornchurch(co.Essex) Babcary(co.Som) 2 docts 1763
Marriage Settlement (Articles of Agreement) of Peter Jolliff of Poole(co.Dorset),merchant, and Harriet Hare of Somerton,spinster.

Wedmore  DD\SAS\C/127/2  1657-1783

1 bundle

Contents:
1. Deeds,etc. 13 docts. 1657-1696
Re various ppties. affecting familes of Huxley,Bunn, Downton,Hancock,Edwards,Davis,etc.
2. Deeds,etc. 9 docts. 1710-1783
Re various ppties. affecting familes of Bunn,Barrow. Hippisley, Taylor,Bridger,Burland,Newman,Ivyleafe,Plummer,etc.
Wedmore,Bruton Dulcote in St.Cuthbert,Wells and Meare. Deed 1 doct. 1759
Re Jane Walter of Wells,spinster.

Wellow  DD\SAS\C/127/3  1651-1833

1 bundle

Contents:
1. Deeds etc 11 docts 1651-1699
Re various ppties. affecting families of Hungerford, Tyler,Stedman,Francis,Cantle,etc.
2. Deeds,etc. 15 docts 1701-1730
Re various ppties. affecting familes of Langton,Francis, Jefferies,Hort,Cantle,etc.inclu. Probate of Will of Robt.Cantle of Wellow,thatcher,5 Sep.1727,pr.Archd.Wells, 1728/9, Probate of Will of Benjamin Hall of Wellow, yeoman, 10 Aug.1727,pr.Archd.Wells 28 Nov.1729.
3. Deeds,etc. 13 docts 1732-1800,1826
Re various ppties. affecting familes of Langton,England Baker, Shute,Batchellor,Maddock,Bennett,Pow,Smith, Parker, Bush,etc. Lease 1795(with draft), draft lease, 1824,sketch plan,1832,and memorial of plea in Kings Bench (Jolliffe v. Moggridge)1833 re Littleton Mill in Stoney Littleton in Wellow. 5 docts 1795-1833
Wellow and Camerton 1 doct. 1694
Conveyance by Wm.Bull,gent.,of Peglinch Farm in Wellow, and Camerton,1694,to trustees of Marriage Settlement.
Hinton Charterhouse 1 doct. 1690
Lease for 99 years by John Francis of Wellow,yeoman to his dau.Eliz.F.

West Buckland  DD\SAS\C/127/4  1662-1714

1 bundle

Contents:
1. 11 docts 1666-1714
Court papers of the manor of Buckland als Bockland, 1666,1690,1699,1714; consents to additions to the Lords Farmers of the Manor, 1698(2); vouchers and receipts of Mr.Spreat,steward, of the manor[5 paper slips pinned together], 1713-1714.
2. 7 docts. 1662-1686
Deeds re lease of ppties. held of the manor.
3. 9 docts. 1690-1698
Deeds re the farmship of the manor, agreements between farmers and tenants, and leases.

West Buckland  DD\SAS\C/127/5  1545-1814

1 bundle

Contents:
1. Deeds 17 docts 1702-1728
Re the farmship of the manor,agreements between farmers and tenants,copies of court roll and leases; inclu. Copy of Will of Rich.Trood of West Buckland,yeoman, 8 Aug.1728 [on paper].
2. Deeds, 15 docts. 1733-1800
Re agreements between farmers and tenants of manor,copies of court roll, and leases,inclu.Extract of Will of John Trood,dated 7 Nov.1791 (inclu.note of destruction of articles in conveyance.)
3. Deeds, 4 docts 1801-1814
Inclu. release of great tithes,1814.
11 docts 1694-1718
File of copies of court roll.
Horton and Ilchester 1 doct. 1545
Grant of ppty. late of Preceptory of Buckland Prior [Minchin Buckland]
Chardstock(co.Dorset) 1 doct 1701
Copy of court roll of manor.

West Monkton  DD\SAS\C/127/6  1573-1778

1 bundle

Contents:
1. Deeds 11 docts 1573-1593/4
Re ppties.called Splott, and at Walford(inclu.mills), affecting familes of Poulett,(Marquess of Winchester) Norris,Vyne,Selleck,Quick,Brereton,Symes,Martin and Hill,etc.
2. Deeds, 13 docts 1634-1699/1700
Including leases,mainly re Splott, affecting families of Symes,Hill,Poulett,Cridland,Selleck(manor),Warre,etc.
3. Deeds,etc. 22 docts. 1709-1778
Re Splott Farm and ppty in Walford, inclu.lease of the parsonage, 1743,1747/8, and affecting familes of Hurt, Cridland,Dyke,Se'leck,Musgrave,Porter,Jeane,Sanford, Bowditch,etc.,inclu Probate of Will of Henry Selleck of Walford,gent.,30 May 1741,pr.PCC,20 July 1741; receipts for monies paid by John Sanford by order of Jas Selleck and owed by late Henry Selleck,1742-3[thin vol.] with various papers inclu.letters, affecting Selleck affairs,1742-53[10 papers found inside vol.]
Admission of John Sanford to priesthood by John,Bp. of Bath and Wells,1743. Institution of John Sanford to rectory of West Monkton,1743.
See also 6/114/25

Wootton Courtney  DD\SAS\C/127/7  1640-1711

28 docs

Contents:
21 docts. 1640-1700
1. Mainly leases by Stewkeley family
7 docts. 1702-1711
2. Mainly leases by Stewkeley family

Wyke Champflower  DD\SAS\C/127/8  1691-1750/1

3 docs

Contents:
1 doct 1691
Probate of Will of Peter Walter of W.C.,yeoman, 7 Jan.1686/7,Inventory 1690,pr.Arch.Wells,10 Nov.1691.
1 doct 1726
Bond (Thos.Jennings-Saml.Walter).
1 doct. 1750/51
Release of an obligation to Jane Walter.

Deeds for various parishes  DD\SAS\C/151  [n.d.]

Contents:
Wells (numerous docts.), Wellow, East and West Bagborough, West Cranmore, Weston Bampfylde, Westor. (near Bath) (6 bdles), Westonzoyland, Whitchurch, West Camel, Whitelackington, Wellington and Buckland, Wincanton, Winsham, Witham Friary, Wiveliscombe, Woolavington, Woolley (inclu. gunpowder mills), Wraxall, Wrington, Writhlington West Lydford, Baltonsborough, deeds etc.

Wells,etc  DD\SAS\C/151/1  [n.d.]

Deeds etc  DD\SAS\C/151/1/1  1539-[?1589/90]

5 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties.,incl translation of an Inspeximus [incomplete] by Qu.Elizabeth of various charters granted endorsed "The Bishop of Bath and Wells his Charter November XVIIth MDLXXXII",1582.
[Cf. Hist.M.C.Wells MSS Vol.II p.710,no.805, where endorsement of unperfect original is given as 32 Eliz.,1589-90].

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/1/2  1629-1700

10 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties. mentioning Stowborough Field,The Common pound,1668, The Crown,1672, The "George and Katherine Wheele",High St.,1698,and the "George" 1698-1700, and ppty in manor of Wellesley,1700, affecting families of Godwyn,Cary,Taunton,Brooke, Visct.Cornbury, ex,Prowse,Haines,Aylesworth, Waldegrave,etc.

Wells,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/2  [n.d.]

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/2/1  1701-1719

17 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties. mentioning the "George" 1701, Sadler Street, 1701/02-10,ppty belonging to subchantership,1711,Easton,1711,manor of Wells Wellesley and Dulcott,1715, and St.Cuthbert's, 1718-19, affecting families of Prowse,Haines,Irish, Browne,Warmall,Walter,Coward,Davis,Taylor,Nash,Clark,etc.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/151/2/2  1727-1760

20 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties, mentioning Chamberlain St.,1727-59, Wookey Hole in St.Cuthbert's,1735, Bishops Park, 1736-60, The "Blue Ball" in High Street,1737, and affecting Robert Creyghton,chanter of Cathedral, Hamilton, Parfitt, Walter, Boulting, Sayer,Prowse,Wm.Plenty "ale draper",Brunt,Peirs,Strode,Lovell,Hill,Godwyn,Beaumont,Harding, Davis,Willes,etc.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/151/2/3  1766-1780

16 docts.

Contents:
Re.various ppties mentioning ppty in manor of Wellesley, 1766, Chamberlain St.,1767-70, Market Place,1767, Grope Lane,1772, The "Blew Ball" in High St.,1773, and St.Cuthbert's 1779-80, affecting families of Waldegrave, Hamilton,Willes,Hill,Tucker,Bayly,Smith,Haynes,Prowse,Moss,Tudway,Bown,etc.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/151/2/4  1782-1795, 1835

10 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties mentioning Back Lane in St.Cuthberts, 1782, Chamberlain St.,1786-9, ppty formerly parcel of possessions of dissolved Priory of St.John the Baptist, 1791, exchange under The Inclosure Act of Outparish of St.Cuthbert,1794-5, and the "George Inn",High St.,1835, affecting Wells Corporation,Dean and Chapter, and families of Tudway,Michell,Bown,Tucker,Broderip,Lax,Popham,Taylor,etc.

Miscellaneous documents  DD\SAS\C/151/2/5  1657-1876

16 docs

Contents:
Order by the Mayor of Wells to the constables,verderers and serjeants at mace to search out and apprehend all men and women living at their own hand and refusing to serve masters,selling ale,etc.without licence,huxters, forestallers,ingrossers,regrators,unlawfully frequenting the markets,inhabitants taking undertenants,strangers likely to become chargeable,night walkers,drunkards,etc. and to give notice to alehouse keepers and innkeepers to renew their licences. [1 fcap paper] 17 Oct.1700
Bargain and Sale by Mary Pomeroy of Wells widow to her dau.Mary of all the pewter and brass, bedding and furniture in her dw.house, and "all manner of hucksters ware". 23 Mar. 1729/30
Limited Probate of the Will of Jane the wife of Charles Pomercy of Wells,hatter,6 Mar.1760,pr.PCC. 11 Nov.1771 1760-1771
Bond for £2,000: Mary Pomeroy of Wells,spinster,to Alex.Clarke and ors. 11 Sep.1772
Grant (patent) by John Chapman,Archdeacon of Bath, to Edw.Tuson of Wells,notary public, the office of register or scribe of the Archdeaconry of Bath. 22 Jan.1784
Insurance Policy (Bath Sun-Fire Office) of Charles Bendall of Wells,publican, for goods and stock in dw.house in East Wells. 15 June 1784
Apprenticeship Indenture for 5 years of Geo.Beaver of Wells to Joseph Carne of Bridgwater,surgeon and apothecary. 26 Sep.1786
Settlement on the marriage of Thos.Millard of Wells,esq. and Eliz.Hunt of Pitcombe, spinster, reciting from 1761 a deed concerning mansion at Manston(co.Dorset) but affecting jewels,plate,linen,etc. and various sums of money. 18 May 1786
Contract of John Lovell and Edw.Goldesbrough,esqires,commissioners, with Edm.Broderip,for the redemption of land tax on ppty in Wells. 21 Oct.1799
Memorial from The Vicars Choral concerning the redemption of land tax. 25 Oct.1809
Letters of administration(PCC) of goods of Angel Brock of Wells,widow,intestate,granted to Geo.Brock,esq. 30 Sep.1814
Revocation by Edwin Lovell formerly of Wells,gent., but now of Dinder,esq.,and wife Eliz.Charlotte, of an Appointment dated 27 May 1874 so far as it relates to the raising and payment of a sum of £1000. 16 Sep.1876
Wellow Copies of terrie of the glebe lands belonging to the vicarage of [...] ,1607/08 [2 parchments] [made c.1800]
?Wedmore Lease for 99 years and lives by Thomas Salmon of Wells, (Wells Charity) clothier, and others, feoffees of the almshouse in "Priston Reow" [?Parson Row] in Wells,erected through benevolence of Hen.Lewellin,decd., and Anthony Parsons of Wedmore,yeoman of a close in "Wedmore Moore". 9 July [...]
Bristol and Wells Lease for a year: of Mary Fatt of Bristol to Joseph Lovel of Wells,esq., and or., of messuages in Bristol and Wells. - Nov.1769

East and West Bagborough, and Cothelstone  DD\SAS\C/151/3  1583/4-1584

4 docs

Contents:
Counterpart Final Concords (Stowell v. Hill) re W.Bagborough,East Bagborough & Cothelstone
Counterpart Final Concords(Stowell v. Payne) re W.Bagborough and Cothelstone.

West Cranmore,etc Deeds  DD\SAS\C/151/4  1767-post 1806

3 docts.

Contents:
Concerning the Strode manors,etc in West Cranmore, Marston,Pilton and Nunney,1767; and Schedule of deeds,etc. from Will of Jas.Strode,9 July 1748, to 1793, affecting the Strode property incl.West Cranmore, [1 flysheet.undated,post 1806].

Weston Bampfylde and "Week"(co.Dorset)  DD\SAS\C/151/5  [n.d.]

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/5/1  1649/50-1701

10 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties. affecting families of Naile, Raymond,Colly,Bampfylde,Beaton,etc.:
Including Probate of Will of Edw.Beaton the elder of Week(co.Dorset) [?Wyke,Sherborne],10 Dec.1667, pr.PCC 3 Jan.1667/8.[With sealed Duplicate made in 1670].
Letter from London to Edw.Beaton, 11 Dec.1701,with copy of Will of Geo.Beaton of London,Blackwell factor, 28 Jan.1698/9.
Probate of will of John Beaton of Weston Bampfylde 13 Apr.1698, admon.Archd.Wells 30 June 1699.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/5/2  1701-1798

17 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties. affecting families of Beaton,Cox, Dampier,Parker,Bampfylde,Long,Derbie,Wilkinson,Chafy,etc. and incl:
Copy of Will on paper,sent in wrapper to Edward Beaton "att Limmington near Ilchester", of Joan Colley of W.B.,widow,dated 24 May 1701,pr.PCC.25 June 1701. Receipts to Henry Dampier,exor. of Mary Barnard, 1751-2[2 papers].
Mandate from the Archdeacon of Wells for the induction of John Goldesborough to the possn. of the rectory and church of W.B.,1769.
Account on the estate of late Revd.John Goldesborough, 1764-69.
Covenant to levy a fine (Chafy with Burrough) on an estate in Croscombe,Penselwood,Somerton,Babcary, and advowson of church of Weston Bampfylde,1798.

Weston(nr.Bath)  DD\SAS\C/151/6  [n.d.]

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/6/1  1636-1659

5 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties. affecting families of Chapman, Sherston,Walrond,Burgis,Pope,Hall,Sheppard,Macie,etc.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/6/2  1661-1670

22 docts

Contents:
Re various ppties. affecting families of Sheppard, Purnell,Lane,Macie,Hall,Barnes,Walrond,Lannsdon,Sherston,Chapman,Swanton,etc.

Weston (nr.Bath)  DD\SAS\C/151/7  [n.d.]

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/7/1  1671-1680

17 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties, affecting families of Sherston, Tyllie,Macle,Purnell,Gibbes,Sheppard,Pope,Hall,Hopkins,Wakeman,Merewether,Barnes,Goning,etc.

Deeds,etc  DD\SAS\C/151/7/2  1681-1690

10 docts

Contents:
Re various ppties, affecting families of Pope,Hall,Tilly Sheppard,Rodford,Waters,Baber,Parker,etc.

Weston (nr Bath) Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/8  1690/91-1700

17 docts

Contents:
Re various ppties affecting families of Short,Hall, Pocook,Mereweather,Gunning,Barnes,Sherston,Balchen, Macie,Biddell,Thynne,Chatterton,Waters,Sumpsion, Harington,etc.

Weston(nr.Bath)  DD\SAS\C/151/9  [n.d.]

Deeds,etc  DD\SAS\C/151/9/1  1701-1710

15 docts

Contents:
Re various ppties affecting families of Hall,Waters, Hiscox,Sumption,Saunders,Lansdown,Saunders,Cottle, Kening(of Banbury),etc.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/9/2  1711-1728

17 docs

Contents:
Re various ppties affecting familes of Sumption,Waters, Wakeman,Gibbes,Cooth,Hall,Balchen,Sheppard,Horseman,Macie,Tryme,Coles,Peckston,Chapman,etc.

Weston(nr.Bath) Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/10  1732-1743

16 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties affecting families of Cole(s),Hall, Peckstone,Lansdown,Gibbes,Buckle(of London),Parker, Sherstone,Bristow,including receipt to Wm.Hall, signed by Ann Cole,1732, and abstract quoting nuncupative Will of Henry Coles of W.,pr.1690, and will of John Cole,1726,and reciting to 1727,endorsed with receipt dated 1732.

Weston(nr.Bath) Deeds,etc  DD\SAS\C/151/11  1753-1800

6 docts

Contents:
Re various ppties affecting familes of Chivers,Purlewent, Howe,Timbrell,Hood,Chapman,including conveyance of glebe, 1800, and Marriage Licence(Bath and Wells) of Larance Baker of W.,bachelor, and Eliz.Reynolds of same,widow, 27 Oct.1753.
Bargain and Sale, 1741
(Walter Gibbs to Thos.Cooth)re ppty called Ladymead [parish not given]? Weston.

Westonzoyland Deeds  DD\SAS\C/151/12  1687-1698

4 docts

Contents:
Deeds 9 docts. 1704-1797
Mainly re ppty of family of Chapman.

Whitchurch alias Binegar Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/13  1753-1795

6 docts.

Contents:
Re copyhold estate in manor of the Prebend of Whitchurch alias Binegar,affecting families of Moore,Dory,Willes, and Greenhill,inclu: a receipt for quitrent,1754.
West Camel Surrender 1715
By Eastment of copyhold estate to Player and Russ, lords of manor, for purpose of granting a lease.

Whitelackington Deeds  DD\SAS\C/151/14  1710-1785,1803

9 docts

Contents:
Inclu.leases of ppties in the manor of Atherston(Speke) inclu: Admission and Institution of Wm.Gyllett,M.A., to the vicarage of W.,on death of Geo.Bowyer,1766; and Probate of Will of Rev.Wm.Gyllett of W.,clerk,5 Jan 1803, pr.PCC. 18 Apr.1803.
Deed,Wellington, 1 doct. 1737
Re ppty of Bishop of Llandaff(Dean of Wells) and Popham. [Poor condition].

Wincanton Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/15  1586/7,1624-1698

20 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties in W. and Suddon,affecting families of Thick,Dibben,Ellys,Glyn,Harvey,Ewens,White,Vining, Farewell,etc.,inclu: Will[Letters of pr.missing] of Geo.Harvey the elder of Suddon in W.,1 Oct.1675; Letters of admon. of the goods of Geo.Thomas of Marsh Court in W., granted to Jas.Wickham,husband of Cath.W.,dau. of Geo.T.,20 April 1696(Bp. Bath & Wells).
Deeds,etc. 1708-1770 re various ppties,affecting families of Clement,Little, Harris,Gapper,etc.,and also Wincanton and Somerton,1751 inclu. Probate [Letters missing] of Will of Nathaniel Webb of Roundhill,esq.(affecting ppty. in Pitcombe, Shepton Montague,Wincanton,Charlton Musgrove), 2 Nov.1770.

Wincanton  DD\SAS\C/151/16  18 June 1831

1 doc.

Contents:
Brief account of certain lands in W. originally belonging to Thos.Ewens of Penselwood. Undated post 1685/6 Warrant to Wm.Webb of Wincanton,gent.,to be a Commissioner to take affidavits in the counties of Somerset,Devon,Dorset,Cornwall and Wilts.,the cities of Bristol and Exeter, the town of Poole, and the counties of the same cities and town,concerning any process in the Court of Common Pleas. 29 June 1772. Indenture of Apprenticeship of Wm.Newman,infant of W., bound to James Horton of W.,tinman.

Winsham,etc., Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/17  1728-1798

12 docts.

Contents:
Inclu. leases by the Dean of Wells,affecting families of Stuckey,Dodd,Coombe,Gatchell,Napper,Trenchard,Hood, Henley,Beed,etc.
Dunkeswell and Shaldon(co.Devon) and Winsham Marriage articles of Wm.Palmer of Chardstock(co.Dorset) clerk and Mary Bartlett of Purtington in Winsham, spinster, 1765.
Copy of Release(Miller,exor. of Frances Gwynn,widow,to John Fraunceis Gwynn) re ppty in Winsham,Llandaff(co. Glamorgan), and effects of late Frances Gwynn[long description] in Forde Abbey in Thorncombe(co.Devon), 1781.

Witham Friary Deeds,etc  DD\SAS\C/151/18  1615-1769

18 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties(inclu.ppty of Ewens family in Basingstoke,1652-3), affecting mainly the families of Ewens and Clarke,including:
Probate of will of Rich Ewens of Newhitchens in W.F., 22 Sep.1615,pr.PCC., 9 Oct.1615; Probate of will of Wm.Clarke sen.,30 Jan.1664/5,pr.PCC.10 Apr.1666.
Probate of Will with Inventory of Emanuell Ewens the elder of W.F.,gent.,16 Oct.,1683,Inv.1 Dec.1683,pr.Wells 30 Oct.1684.
Deeds,etc.
Mainly re Clarke family, 1705-1709
Lease of Park Farm (Frampton-Coombs), 1769 (Farleigh Hungerford)

Wiveliscombe  DD\SAS\C/151/19  1762-1813

1 bundle

Contents:
Settlement of the Rectory(Ralph Stawell;Wm.Pitt; John, Lord Digby),1762(2).
Paper endorsed "References to Conveyce of Wiveliscombe and Hinton Leaseholds" list main heads for conveyance,undated,post 1779.
Probate of Will of Eliz.Parminter, wife of Rich.P. of W.,clerk, 6 Oct.1789,pr.PCC. 28 Aug.1790.
Release in fee of dw.house called Viccary's (Bishop of Rochester to John Stone),1812.
Abstract of titele of dw.houses formerly Nenns in Golden Hill in W.,reciting 1630-1793,copied 1798.
Manor of Wiveliscombe and Fitzhead Copy of court roll(lord: Hon.John Coventry):surr. and adm. of John Southey,Lord Somerville,1813.

Woolavington,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/20  1714-mid C19

13 docts.

Contents:
[Note: deed of 1575/6 found to relate to West Sussex and set aside for transfer April 1967]
Copy[on paper] of Will of John Hamlin of W.,yeoman, 22 Jan.1719/20,pr.16 Aug.1721.
Leases by Thos.Hales of ppties in manor of W.(Throgmorton) 1714-69(3), inclu.ppty in Cossington.
Deeds re ppty. in Middlezoy and Woolavington,affecting Smith,Evered,etc.1752(4) and Sir Phil.Haies and John Evered Poole,1817(1).Lease (Sarah West) of ppty in Woolavington,held of manor of Cossington,1744(1).
Extracts from registers of Puriton,Woolavington and Cossington, re Evered,Pollard,Good,Coles,Pitman,Parsons, etc. 1724-1832, made 19th cent.[3 papers].

Woolley Deeds  DD\SAS\C/151/21  1621-1730

5 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties inclu.the manor,1695,affecting Wyatt,Sherstone,Tanner,etc.
Leases by Wm.Parkin,mentioning mill,1721/2, lease of tithes by Rev.Mr.Huson to Wm.Parken, and deed of 1730.
Conveyance of watercourse by John Gunning to various Bristol merchants, for conveying water to the Gunpowder Mills at Woolley, 1724

Wraxall and Portbury  DD\SAS\C/151/22  1586/7-1728/9

6 docs

Contents:
Exem. of Final Concord (Cottrell v.Dodington)
Deeds re various ppties affecting Batten.Hall,Gore,Sharp, Broadribb,etc.

Wrington Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/23  1669, 1816

5 docts.

Contents:
Re various ppties affecting Arthur,Earl of Essex,Byrt, Browne,Sevier,etc.inclu: Probate of Will of John Hort of W.,yeoman,11 Sep.1771,pr.Bath & Wells,24 Sep.1771, and Particular and Valuation of estate at W.,the property of Rev.Brian Combe,being part of the manor of Wrington Brent alias Whateley[5 ff],1816.
Congresbury Mortgage by Stephen Bath of Wrington,gent, 1678.

Writhlington  DD\SAS\C/151/24  [n.d.]

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/151/24/1  1749-1771

18 docts.

Contents:
Inclu.mortgages mainly re the manor of W.,affecting Salmon,Moore,etc.

Copies of court roll,presentments of surrenders,etc.  DD\SAS\C/151/24/2  c.1700-1799

52 docts.

Contents:
Re ppty held of the manor of Writhlington(Lords: John Salmon,1721-1738,James Salmon 1752-63;John Salmon,1768 Wm.Moore,1790-99) 1826
Appointment by Edm.Broderip of Wells and Edw.Lovell of Lincolns Inn, lords farmers of the manor of Writhlington, of Joseph Lovell Lovell of Wells,gent.,as steward.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/151/25  1739-1773

3 docs

Contents:
West Lydford, Stanton Drew,Keynsham Deed(Lyde-Portman), 1739
Baltonsborough & West Lydford Deed (Taunton-Gould), 1777
West Lydford Order for payment to Michl.Ashford and others for apprehending Edm.Fear of W.L.,labourer,for stealing sheep,1773.

Drayton, deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/188  [n.d.]

DRAYTON Deeds  DD\SAS\C/188/1  1643-1729/30

23 docts

Contents:
Re various ppties.,affecting Trevillian, Gentle and Jennings, and leases by John Strode of Hownson in Odcombe,esq.
Mainly leases (lessors: John Strode of Hownson,1701-03, Wm.Strode of Barrington,1711-27,Jeffery Potenger of Curry Rivell,1728/9-29/30.

Copies of tithe apportionments, surveys, books of reference, etc.  DD\SAS\C/212  [n.d.]

Contents:
Some referring to maps below.
Maps of various parishes.
C/216, Ten maps [as in C/212 and listed under that number.
This deposit consists mainly of maps and surveys,mainly early C19, from the offices of Hawkes of Williton, a firm of surveyors operating from Williton throughout the C19, who had a hand in compiling a considerable number of tithe maps and apportionments for parishes in the western half of the county. Many of the maps and allied documents in this deposit relate to work done in respect of the Title Acts.
Listed below are all the maps and allied documents stored in boxes.
A full description of the maps will be found in the catalogue of maps. Large rolled maps are not listed here, and are fully listed in the map catalogue.

Note: [Note: The ten maps in C/216. being a continuation of C/212, are not differentiated].


Maps and Surveys  DD\SAS\C/212/1  1800-1901

1 box

Contents:
ALFORD Sale particular,manor and advowson of Alford,reference to c.1805 map of Alford,DD/SAS 1805
ALFORD Book of reference to maps of Alford in DD/SAS(c.1808 a-c),and in DD/X/ME. 1808
ASHCOTT Copy of tithe apportionment. 1839
ASHCOTT Pre-tithe survey,numeration as tithe apportionment,1 vol.; tithe apportionment, not detailed, 1 item; copy of apportionment, 1840,stamped by tithe commissioners; and unfinished copy of the same. 1840.c.1840
ASHILL Survey of parish,including tithes,some numeration. 1833
ASHWICK Tithe accounts. 1770-1803
BABCARY Tithe assessment book. 1829
BANWELL Sale particulars,Banwell Castle. 1900
BICKNOLLER Copy of tithe map,1868, and copy of tithe apportionment 1873. 1868,1873
EAST BRENT Numerical survey,manor of East Brent. Reference to 1821 map of East Brent manor in DD/SAS. c.1821
NORTH AND SOUTH BREWHAM Plan of an estate at South Brewham,property of Sir Richard Hoare. c.1800
BRIDGWATER Sale particulars, parts of Coxpit Farm. 1901
BROMPTON RALPH Copy of tithe apportionment,1842; three copies one unfinished, of Inclosure map no.3(Huish Champflower,Clatworthy, and Brompton Ralph,C.R.112). 1842,1843
BROMPTON REGIS Copy of tithe apportionment. c.1870
SOUTH CADBURY Surveyor's working map,South Cadbury manor. early C19.
QUEEN CAMEL A Plan of the manor of Queen Camel. 1795
QUEEN CAMEL Rentals,notes,etc.,relating to various Mildmay properties,including Queen Camel. 1822-25
QUEEN CAMEL Copy of 1827 map in DD/MI survey. 1827
CANNINGTON Copy,annotated, of tithe apportionment. 1850
CANNINGTON Numerical survey,numbers as tithe apportionment. 1850
CARHAMPTON Copy of tithe map and apportionment. c1840
CASTLE CARY A Survey and valuation of estates and tithes in the parish of Castle Cary..... annotated 1813. 1810
CASTLE CARY Numerical survey,numeration as previous item. 1810
CHARD Survey and valuation of demesne and copyhold lands, manor of Chard,held by Earl Poulett under the Bishop of Bath and Wells,reference to c.1820 a-c maps of Chard in DD/SAS. early C19.
[Chillington, see Dinnington]
[Churchill, see Worle]
CLATWORTHY Copy of tithe apportionment,1843, and copy of tithe map,1840. 1840,1843
[Clatworthy, see also Huish Champflower]
EAST COKER Survey of estates of William Helyar Esq. 1810
EAST COKER Survey and book of reference to 1819 map in DD/SAS numeration as tithe. c.1819
[Cossington, see Huntspill]

Maps and Surveys.  DD\SAS\C/212/2  1809-1901

1 box


Related information: [Photocopies of reference books to map of Ditcheat-See DD/X/WBB 53/1-2, (E1811)]

Contents:
CREECH ST MICHAEL Sale particulars and plan,Court Barton Estate including plan and photograph. 1901
CREWKERNE Numerical survey,lands of Thomas Phelps,book of reference to c.1821,map in DD/SAS. c.1821
CREWKERNE Plan of Furland Estate,property of John Hussey. c.1830
CREWKERNE Plan of Parsonage Farm in this parish. c.1844
CRICKET ST.THOMAS Collected survey, and numerical survey(2 items), reference to c. 1831 map in DD/SAS. 1831
CROWCOMBE Valuation of Crowcombe Rectory,1831, reference to 1828 map in DD/SAS. 1831
CROWCOMBE Copy tithe map and apportionment. 1882
CULBONE Copy of tithe apportionment. 1886
CUTCOMBE Particulars of the parish of Cutcombe (numeration as tithe apportionment). 1833
CUTCOMBE Annotated survey relating to tithe apportionment 1840, 1 item; draft survey as previous item,1841; copy of tithe agreement,1839, all numeration as tithe apportionment. 1839-41
DINNINGTON,CHILLINGTON and KINGSTONE Survey and valuation. early C19.
DITCHEAT Numerical survey, reference to 1809 a & b maps in DD/SAS 1809
DITCHEAT Collected survey, reference to 1809 a & b maps in DD/SAS. 1811
[Dodington, see Holford]
DULVERTON Sale particulars, including plans and photograph, of Northmoor Estate. 1897
DUNSTER Copy of tithe map and apportionment,draft valuations and other papers relating to same. 1864-5
ELWORTHY Copy of tithe map and apportionment. 1877
EXFORD South Commons Inclosure,corrected copy of award,1852; particulars of estates claiming allotments,1843; map of allotments,1850,1851. 1843-52
EXFORD Papers relating to Almsworthy Common Inclosure, including particulars of estates claiming allotments,1844- [...] and division and corrected division of common cross-referenced to 1846(a) map in DD/SAS. 1844-7
EXFORD Copy tithe map and apportionment, with copies of the Exford Inclosure awards inserted in the latter(Almsworthy,1847, and South commons, 1852). 1870
EXTON Copy of tithe map,1865, and copy of tithe apportionment,1887. 1865,1887

Maps and Surveys.  DD\SAS\C/212/3  1834-1873

1 box

Contents:
FITZHEAD Two copies draft tithe apportionment,1841; two printed copies tithe map, c.1841. 1841,c.1841
GLASTONBURY Copy of tithe apportionment,used in preliminary survey. 1844
GLASTONBURY Signed copy of tithe apportionment. 1844
HOLFORD Tracings from parts of the tithe maps of the adjoining parishes of Holford,Kilton, Dodington, and Lilstock. c.1870
HUISH CHAMPFLOWER Two copies of sketch plan of allotments on Heddon Hill,relating to Inclosure Plan No.1 [C.R.112]; and two copies of sketch of allotments on Brendon Hill,relating to Inclosure Plan No.2 [C.R.112]. 1843
HUISH CHAMPFLOWER Copy of tithe apportionment,1873, and tracing of tithe map in four sections,c.1870. c.1870, 1873
HUNTSPILL and COSSINGTON Sealed copy of order of exchange of lands in these parishes, with plan and schedule, exchange being made between G.T.Graham and E.G.Broderip under the 'Acts for the Inclosure,Exchange and Improvement of land'. 1869
ILMINSTER Particulars and valuation of small tithes of parish of Ilminster, by Thomas Hawkes. N.B. Numeration closely related to tithe map, but not always identical,especially in town area. 1834
ISLE ABBOTS Particulars of the parish of Isle Abbots [based on tithe map], and copy of tithe map in two sections,Stewley Tithing and Home Tithing. Stewley Tithing is now part of Ashill parish. 1843

Maps and Surveys.  DD\SAS\C/212/4  1799-1901

1 box

Contents:
KENN Book of reference to map of Kenn, 1811 DD/SAS 1811
KEWSTOKE see Worle
KILTON Valuation of parish,1843.
Copy of tithe map,c.1869, and two copies of tithe apportionment,1869 and n.d. 1843; 1869
KILTON see also Holford
KILVE Copy of tithe apportionment,1881; valuation of great and small tithes,1838; and two copies of tithe map,1883. 1838, 1881, 1883.
KINGSDON Numerical survey and collected survey(2 vols) referring to map of Kingsdon,1827,DD/SAS. 1827
KINGSTON ST MARY Three copies of survey,1838,relating to c.1838 maps(a-c),DD/SAS, of Kingston St.Mary. 1838
KITTISFORD Copy of copy of tithe map(sic). There is a note on the map to the effect that some numbers on it may be inaccurate owing to the imperfection of the original copy. 1866
KINGSTONE see Dinnington
LILSTOCK see Holford
LOPEN Numerical survey,collected survey, and valuation(3 items),and rough sketch of parish, numeration of all items as Lopen map in DD/WY dated c.1825. All surveys watermarked 1819. c.1825
LUCCOMBE Copy of tithe map and apportionment,1840 1840
LUXBOROUGH Poor rate valuation,1832; do.,1843-4(?used as basis for tithe apportionment);and outline tracing of tithe map, no numeration, c.1850. 1832,1843-c.1850
LYDEARD ST.LAWRENCE Working papers used in compilation of 1840 plan of Holkham Farm,mainly sketches and notes,originally rolled up with the map. 1840
MELLS Table of reference to a map,endorsed'Page House Estate'; originally stored with map Mells 1801 DD/SAS c/549, but not apparently relating to it.c.1800
MINEHEAD Copy of 'messrs Ponsford's copy' of the tithe apportionment. 1868
MONKSILVER Copy of tithe map and apportionment. 1901
WEST MONKTON Plan of parish,1826; survey prior to tithe apportionment,based on 1826 map,1838; and extract from tithe map showing Fernivals at Coombe,1842. 1826-42
WEST MONKTON Signed copy of tithe apportionment. 1841
NETTLECOMBE Particulars and valuation, and two draft valuation lists,1863; copy of tithe map, 1868; copy of copy of tithe map,1883; and rough tracings of parts of the tithe map,stored with the last item (4 items). 1863,1868,1883
NUNNEY Draft of poor rate valuation and summary of tithes. 1799

Maps and Surveys.  DD\SAS\C/212/5  1801-1865

1 box

Contents:
OLD CLEEVE Printed copy of tithe apportionment 1841
PITCOMBE Valuation of tithes, and accompanying map, Pitcombe,Hadspen and Cole. 1801
PITMINSTER Two surveys, (a) and (b). (b) can be used as reference to 1837 (b) map of Pitminster, DD/SAS. (a) is a draft for (b) but does not give details of main crops,but grass,turnips, beans,etc.,instead. 1837
PORLOCK Copy of tithe apportionment. c.1870
EAST QUANTOXHEAD Copy of tithe apportionment,and extract of part of tithe map. 1852
WEST QUANTOXHEAD Survey and valuation of property of Rev.Elias Webb in parish,including intended rental; survey and valuation,1835; copy of tracing of tithe map, [...] ; and copy of tithe apportionment,1865. 1832-65
ST.DECUMANS Survey and valuation of manor including tithe and poor rate assessments,referring to two plans, the small one referred to being plan of St.Decumans,c.1805, in DD/SAS, the large one being 1801plan in DD/WY. c.1805
ST.DECUMANS Poor rate assessment,2 vols.,referenced to maps as previous item. Property described, but names of occupiers not given. Also poor rate assessment,c.1830,1 vol. 1812-1813, c.1830
ST.DECUMANS Copy of terrier and valuation(1835),1849, used as basis for tithe apportionment, numeration as tithe apportionment. Also reduced copy of tithe map,showing proposed line of railway. 1849,c.1849

Maps and Surveys.  DD\SAS\C/212/6  1793-1878

1 box

Contents:
SEAVINGTON ST MARY Numerical survey letters and numbers). [Does not relate to 1829 maps in DD/SAS] 1813
SELWORTHY Copy of tithe apportionment,1868; copy of tithe map,1864; and copy of part of tithe map,1868. 1864, 1868
SHEPTON BEAUCHAMP 'Rough sketch of Estates at Shepton Beauchamp the Property of Earl Poulett,1808'. 1808
SOMERTON Valuation of an estate at Somerton belonging to Mr.Gill. 1793
STOGUMBER Copy of tithe apportionment,1878,(extract from Stogumber tithe map loose inside cover); also copy of new valuation,1863, based on tithe apportionment,1863. 1863, 1878
STOGURSEY Survey,valuation and index vol. (3 vols),with two sets of numbers,1838-9; draft tithe apportionment, 1840; valuation for poor rate, and tithe apportionment,1841. 1838-41
STOKE PERO Book of reference to c.1840 map,DD/SAS, c.1840; combined copy of tithe apportionment and inclosure award,c.1850; and draft and corrected copy of valuers' report for Stoke Ridge Inclosure,1850. c.1840, 1850
NETHER STOWEY Copy of tithe apportionment and map,1870. 1870
OVER STOWEY Tracing of tithe map.
Not to be produced, in very bad condition. 1854
STRINGSTON Copy of tithe apportionment,1883, and printed copy of tithe map,1839. 1839, 1883

Maps and Surveys.  DD\SAS\C/212/7  1795-1905

1 box

Contents:
TAUNTON ST.JAMES Survey and valuation of parish by Thomas Hawkes of Williton,based on the tithe apportionment, 1842; draft of this; and printed copy of tithe apportionment,1839/40. 1839/40;
TIMBERSCOMBE Draft survey made in preparation for tithe apportionment,numeration as tithe apportionment. 1843
TIMBERSCOMBE Bundle of working papers relating to prepartion of tithe apportionment. 1843
TINTINHULL Collected survey,numbers as tithe apportionment,but made prior to the latter. 1837
TINTINHULL Tracings of 1833 map of Tintinhull in DD/SAS. Eight numbered sections,plot numeration as tithe apportionment. c.1833
TREBOROUGH Draft(corrected)tithe apportionment, and tracing of tithe map,1842; copy of tithe map 1863; and draft valuation,based on tithe map,1863. 1842, 1863
TRENT 'Mr.Henry Seymour. Lifehold Ten[emen]ts within the Manor of Trent in the County of Somerset, 1795.' Letter and number reference to 1793 map of Trent in DD/SAS. 1795
TRENT Extract from previous item listing two farms at Trent, plot numbers only referring to acreages. Placed inside previous item for storage purposes. c.1795
WELLINGTON Copy tithe apportionment. 1842
WEMBDON A plan of the manor of Purifitchett,1806; copy of 1823 survey and valuation of the parish. 1806;1824
WILTON Three copies of sale particulars with plans relating to 'Belmont',Haines Hill. 1904
WILTON Two copies of sale particulars with plan relating to the Wilton House Estate and Sherford Farm. 1905

Maps and Surveys.  DD\SAS\C/212/8  1810-1901

1 box

Contents:
WINCANTON Tracing of part of tithe map,entitled 'Wincanton Titheable Lands 1840'. c.1900
WINCANTON Plans,sections,and elevations of alterations to Wincanton Union Workhouse,1901. 1901
WINSCOMBE see WORLE
WINSFORD Copy of tithe apportionment, summary only,1839; tracing of part of tithe map showing intended new road,Stetfold Rocks to Lower Torr,1851; copies of inclosure map and related particulars of estates claiming allotments, 1848-51, Ison Hill Inclosure; ditto for Staddon Hill Inclosure, 1848-51; copy of part of tithe map with lode markings and exploration lines in connection with minerals,c.1855; copy of tithe map, also showing new road, c.1870; copy of parish valuation, numeration not as tithe apportionment, c.1870; and copy of tithe apportionment,with copies of the inclosure awards inserted,1870. 1839-70
WITHIEL FLOREY Valuation based on tithe apportionment, but compiled from the original books and papers of the 1835 surveyor, as the parish copy was mislaid (see note in volume),1873; tracing of tithe map,1864. 1864, 1873
WITHYCOMBE Copy of tithe apportionment,1882; copy of tithe map, c.1882. 1882
WIVELISCOMBE Valuation drawn up in preparation for the tithe apportionment,numeration not as tithe apportionment,1839. 1839
WIVELISCOMBE Draft tithe apportionment,dated 1842, but heavily annotated 1904-5; also index volume to previous item,dated 1840, but also heavily annotated. A loose abstract in the front of the 1842 volume gives references to three surveys,including this one. 1840, 1842
WOOTTON COURTNEY Particulars of claims relating to inclosure, and two drafts of the inclosure map; also extract from inclosure map showing closed ways,1910. 1868, 1910
WORLE Plan,ex sale particulars,showing lands in Worle, Kewstoke, and Banwell. 1855
WORLE Sale particulars and plans relating to lands in Weston super Mare, Kewstoke,Churchill,Winscombe, and Banwell. 1856
YATTON Survey of manor of Yatton. Lists occupiers,etc., by number, and parcels numbered also. In addition, lists acreages,heriots,lord's rent, lives, ages, and reversion in fee. Parcel numbers relate to numeration on both DD/SAS maps of Yatton. Survey is apparently incomplete, as numeration not as high as on maps. c.1810

ROLLED AND HANGING MAPS.  DD\SAS\C/212  18th cent-19th cent

100 items

Supplementary information: FULLY CATALOGUE IN OFFICE CATALOGUE OF MAPS.

Contents:
Order by naming parish and date.
ALFORD; parish c.1805
c.1808(a - c)
ALLER; parish 1834
ANGERSLEIGH; Estate of Chas.Welman 1844
ASHCOTT; Estate of Pedwell 1840
BECKINGTON; Manor, c.1750
BICKNOLLER; copy tithe map made 1868
BREAN; Property of Wm.Wyndham 1824
EAST BRENT; Manor of Edingworth 1825 (a)
Demesne lands of Manor 1821
NORTH & SOUTH BREWHAM; Chargrove farm c.1750
[Chargrove farm] c.1800 (a)
Brewham Lodge farm c.1800 (b)
BRIDGWATER; [Old Bridgwater farms] mid.C18th (a)
Manor of Horsey mid C18th (b)
Manor of Horsey cum Pignes 1836 (a - c)
BROMPTON RALPH; copy tithe map 1842
CLATWORTHY & HUISH CHAMPFLOWER; Enclosure plan 3 1843(a - c)
BROMPTON REGIS; tracing of tithe map c.1840
BRUSHFORD; Manor B. Pixton 1800
BUTLEIGH; Huckham farm 1828
CASTLE CARY; Manor 1808
CHARD; Manor 1799 (a & b)
Parts of the Commons for sale 1815 (a & b)
Allotments on common lands 1817
Commonable land 1818
Roads set out over Commons 1819
CHARLTON MUSGROVE; Draft enclosure map 1814 map B [see Q/RDe 127]
Enclosure maps A & C c.1821 (a & b) [see Q/RDe 127]
Enclosure maps B & D c.1821 (c & d) [see Q/RDe 127]
CHILCOMPTON; tracings from tithe map 1843
CHILLINGTON; Parish 1836
CLATWORTHY; copy tithe map 1840(a - c)
OLD CLEEVE; copy tithe map 1839 (a-b)
EAST COKER; [Unnamed estate] c.1814
Parish 1819
CREWKERNE; Parish c.1819
Parish c.1828
CRICKET ST.THOMAS; Parish and Estate at Marshwood in Winsham c.1831
CROWCOMBE; Parish 1828
CUTCOMBE; draft tithe map c.1842
DITCHEAT; Parish 1809 (a & b)
DOWLISH WAKE; Parishes of E. & W.Dowlish 1829
[Bere Mill farm] c.1836
Draft tithe map 1840
DUNSTER; copy tithe map with additional details 1864-5
EXFORD; Almsworthy enclosure 1846 (a & b)
North Commons c.1846 (a)
Almsworthy Enclosure Roads c.1846 (b)
South Commons Enclosure 1848 (b)
Prescott Down 1851
[Pts. Prescott Down,etc.] c.1851
FITZHEAD; copies tithe map c.1841 (a - c)
GLASTONBURY; Parishes of St.John. and St.Benedict. c.1820
Parishes of St.John and St.Benedict (draft) c.1820 (a)
Parishes of St.John and St.Benedict 1821 (a - d)
Parishes of St.John and St.Benedict c.1821
Copy tithe map 1844 (a & b)
Enlarged plan of town from tithe map 1844
[Turf Moor] c. 1800
Copy Enclosure map of 1800 made c.1820 (b)
GREINTON; Manor and Sedgemoor Allotment c.1750
HASELBURY PLUCKNETT; Parish 1825
Property of Crewkerne School feoffees 1827
HENSTRIDGE; Manor of Bowden 1836
HINTON ST.GEORGE; Hinton Park c.1820
HOLFORD; copy tithe map 1840
Tracing tithe map made c.1870
HOLWELL; Manor 1762
Property of Mary Lady Middleton and Alex.Colston 1761
Manor 1786
HORNBLOTTON; H.Manor farm in H. and Ditcheat 1805
HUNTSPILL; Manor of Withey 1728
KELSTON; Parish c.1805
KENN; Manor 1811
KILVE; Copy tithe map 1844
KINGSBURY EPISCOPI; Parish 1824(b)
Parish c.1830
Roads on Thorney Foreleaze 1831 (a)
Manor East Lambrook 1831 (b)
Copy Enclosure map 1833 made c.1840(a)
Tithing East Lambrook c.1840 (b)
Copy part tithe map East Lambrook only c.1845
KINGSDON; Parish 1827
KINGSTON ST.MARY; Estates at Hestercombe 1839
LYDEARD ST.LAWRENCE; Holkham farm 1840
LYNCOMBE & WIDCOMBE; Manor 1799 (a & b)
MARTOCK; Parish and Hundred c.1823
Tithings of Bower Hinton and Martock c.1825
Estates of W.C.Wood 1827(a & b)
MILVERTON; Copy tithe map 1842
MINEHEAD; Copy tithe map made 1864 (a & b)
Town 1868
Town c.1868
Town 1873
Town c.1877
Town c.1878
Parish 1879
Town c.1879
MISTERTON; Scattered parcels c.1820
MOORLINCH; Estates in M.,Ashcott and Butleigh of Jn.Atkins, 1828
NEMPNETT THRUBWELL; Estate of Isaac Elton c.1808
Estate of Isaac Elton c.1818
Estate of Isaac Elton 1818
NORTON SUB HAMBDON; Parish 1832
ODCOMBE; Parish 1825
PAWLETTT; Stretcholt farm 1800
PENDOMER; Manor 1797
NORTH PETHERTON; Copy tithe map 1841
SOUTH PETHERTON; Compton estate 1884 (a & b)
Copy tithe map made 1877 (a & b)
Outline of parish 1828
Vicarage lands c.1840
PITMINSTER; Estates in P.,Trull and Wilton of Chas.Welman 1837 (a)
Parish 1837 (c)
PORLOCK; copy tithe map 1841 (a)
WEST QUANTOXHEAD; Manor St.Audries 1817
W.Q.Common 1829
Copy tithe map made 1864
QUEEN CAMEL; Pre enclosure map c. 1794
RUISHTON; Estate at Henlade 1824
ST.DECUMANS; [Wyndham Estate] c.1805
Draft tithe map 1838
Copies tithe map 1841 (a & b)
SAMPFORD BRETT; Parish c.1840
SEABOROUGH; Parish 1837
SEAVINGTON ST. MARY; parish and tithing of Hurcott,Ilton 1829 (b-c)
SEAVINGTON ST.MICHAEL; Draft tithe map 1838
SELWORTHY; Copy tithe map made 1864
Copy part tithe map made 1868 (b)
SOMERTON; Catsgore farm, 1828
STAWELL; Estate of H.Bartlett c.1830
STOGUMBER; Copy tithe map 1842
Tracing of part of tithe map made c.1878
STOKE PERO; Draft tithe map 1840
Draft tithe map c.1840
Stoke Ridge enclosure 1849
STOKE ST.MARY; Copy tithe map, 1837
STRINGSTON; Copy tithe map 1839
TAUNTON; 7 mile environs of Taunton[Prepared for Toulmins History]1791 (a-c)
Town (Wood) 1840 (a)
Taunton St.James tithe map copies 1840 (b-e)
Taunton St.Mary tithe map copies 1840(f-g)
Taunton Within St.James c.1840
Town (Ham and Levesedge) 1849
TIMBERSCOMBE; Draft tithe map 1839 (a-c)
Copies tithe map 1843(a-f)
Tracing from tithe map 1843 (g-l)
Original drafts of tithe map c.1843.
TREBOROUGH; Draft tithe map 1842 (a)
Copy tithe map 1842(b)
Copy tithe map made 1863
TRENT[c/238]; Manor 1793
WALTON IN GORDANO; Manor Walton 1783
WANSTROW; W.Common c.1840
WEDMORE; Drainage plan in W. and Meare. c.1780 (a & b)
Pre-enclosure map. c.1790 [Copy in T/PH/hsn 1a]
WESTONZOYLAND; Lands of Chas Welman, 1843.
WILTON; Copy tithe map, 1840
WINCANTON; Shatterwell c.1830
WINSFORD; copy enclosure map [Q/RDe 65A] c.1850
WIVELISCOMBE; Copy tithe map 1841
YATTON; Parish c.1800
Manor of Hewish, 1812.
COUNTY MAPS OF SOMERSET
1808 [Smith]
1819,1829 [Greenwood's Atlas incl.maps for Middlesex,Kent,Sussex,Southampton,Dorset,Devon,Cornwall,Somerset,Wilts,Berks and Surrey]
c.1850 based on O.S.1"
1853 O.S. 1"
CANALS
Grand Western Canal 1794(a)
Uphill Canal 1794(b); c.1794
Bridgwater-Seaton 1810 (a)
Bridgwater-Taunton 1810(b)
Bridgwater-Bridport c.1810(a)
Bridgwater-Taunton c.1810(b)
New cut between River Yeo and Cary c.1830 (a & b)
Connection between Grand Western and Bridgwater-Taunton Canals in Taunton. c.1833
ROADS
Taunton Highway Board; plans of Turnpike roads by J.Leversedge, 1863.
Taunton Turnpike Roads [based on O.S.1" map] 1871
MISCELLANEOUS
Admiralty Chart Bristol Channel 1832 corrected to 1860.

Note: See also H/528 for a continuation of the series. Letters are used to distinguish maps of the same parish and year.


Deeds poor law papers, etc  DD\SAS\C/238  [n.d.]

Contents:
Taunton St.James (and some Taunton St.Mary) poor law papers. Kilmersdon and district, Ilminster, Wellow (court roll and papers), deeds etc. Cossington, Woolavington, Chilcompton, Huntspill, Midsomer Norton, Wells, Grenada (West Indies), deeds etc. re Broderip, Greenhill, etc. Bradford, Bishops Hull, Bridgwater, Glastonbury, Kingsbury Episcopi, Minehead, Otterhampton, Paulton, North Petherton, St.Decumans, Stogursey, Yatton, and numerous other parishes (single docts.), deeds, etc. Wells (inclu. borough court), misc.papers. Various papers re Shapwick and Backwell inclosures, work of justices and sheriffs of Somerset, ecclesiastical matters, etc. Dickinson's historical notes. Map of Trent.

Taunton St.Mary to Taunton St.James, poor law papers  DD\SAS\C/238/1  1667-1773

89 docs

Various parishes to Taunton St.James, poor law papers  DD\SAS\C/238/2  1667-1786

165 docs

Poor law papers  DD\SAS\C/238/3  1666-1719

20 docs

Contents:
Addressed generally, but probably received by Taunton St.James
From Somerset parishes 1670-1719
Devon parishes 1666-1713
Beaminster (co.Dorset) n.d.,late C17
Tetbury (co.Glos.) 1686
Ewenny (co.Glam.) 1682

Poor law papers.  DD\SAS\C/238/4  1667-1766

22 docs

Contents:
Taunton St.James to Taunton St.Mary 1732-1766
To St.Philip & St.Jacob(co.Glos.) 1724
Taunton St.Mary to generality 1674,1696
To Devizes St.Mary (co.Wilts) 1718
Other parishes to Taunton St.Mary 1681,1730
Other parishes to Taunton Borough,Taunton St.Mary or 1667-1724
Taunton St.James.
Barrington to Curry Mallet 1673
Tiverton(co.Devon) to Wellington 1698
Cullompton (co.Devon) to Staplegrove 1738

Poor law papers.  DD\SAS\C/238/5  [n.d.]

Indemnity Bonds to Taunton St.James  DD\SAS\C/238/5/1  1672,1763

2 docs

Bastardy Bonds Taunton St.James  DD\SAS\C/238/5/2  1717-1784

6 docs

Examinations re Taunton  DD\SAS\C/238/5/3  1755-1793

3 docs

Removal Orders to Taunton St.James  DD\SAS\C/238/5/4  1702-1806

11 docs

Removal Orders from Taunton St.James  DD\SAS\C/238/5/5  1704-1805

15 docs

Q.S.Orders  DD\SAS\C/238/5/6  1699-1799

15 docs

Contents:
Quashing Removal Orders affecting
Taunton St.James 1699-1741
Respiting St.James 1742
Confirming St.James 1707-1799

Miscellaneous Poor Law Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/5/7  1652-1769

1 bundle

Contents:
Apprenticeship Indenture (Taunton St.James) 1652
Bastardy Examination (Taunton St.James) 1728
Removal Order and Examination of vagrant(to Taunton St.James) 1756
Counsel's Opinion on effect of Indemnity Certificate (Taunton St.Mary to Taunton St.James),1692, given before Statute of 8 & 9 Wm.III, on settlement. 1766
Case and opinion of counsel on alleged fraudulent apprenticeship by Overseer of Thurlbear of a bastard child to an indigent person of Taunton St.James,with Removal Order from Taunton St.James. 1769

Documents re causes in Chancery (Hilliard v.Twyford,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/6  1694-1704,1730

1 bundle


Related information: See also DD/HY

Contents:
Affecting manors of Kilmersdon and Walton,hundreds of Kilmersdon,Babington and Wellow,rectory of Kilmersdon and advowson of Babington,the estate of the late Gabriel Goodman.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/7  1682-1700

17 docs

Contents:
Concerning the manors of Kilmersdon and Walton [etc. as in 6],1682-4, and property in Kilmersdon and the families of Hilliard and Twyford.

Deeds (mainly leases)  DD\SAS\C/238/8  1702-1720

31 docs

Contents:
Of property in Kilmersdon affecting the families of Hilliard and Twyford,and Trowbridge.

Deeds (mainly leases)  DD\SAS\C/238/9  1722-1732

14 docs

Contents:
Of property in Kilmersdon affecting the families of Hilliard and Twyford.

Deeds (mainly leases)  DD\SAS\C/238/10  1747-1769

27 docs

Contents:
Of property in Kilmersdon affecting family of Twyford and Edm.Trowbridge Halliday.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/11  1775-1815

26 docs

Contents:
Relating to property in Kilmersdon affecting family of Twyford,Matthew,Lord Fortescue, Thomas Samuel Jolliffe, and including Probate of Will of Abraham Stuckey of Kilmersdon,innholder,1 Oct.1803, cod.6 Jan.1809,pr. Archd.Wells 7 Dec.1809.

Leases  DD\SAS\C/238/12  1757-1846

7 docs

Contents:
Of property held of the manor of Hemington,by Sir Rich.Bampfylde, Sir R.W.Bampfylde, and Sir Charles W.Bampfylde, including also a lease to John Twyford Jolliffe,1846.

Estimate  DD\SAS\C/238/13  1767

1 doc

Contents:
For the repair of chancel,parsonage house,etc. of Holcombe.

Lease  DD\SAS\C/238/14  1771-1820

6 docs

Contents:
By John Hippisley Coxe of property in Holcombe, 1771,Letter re ppty in Holcombe,1798, and Leases of coalmines by Thomas Samuel Jolliffe in Holcombe,1819; Mells and Babington,1798, and Radstock,1820(2)

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/15  1663-1720

4 docs

Contents:
Concerning Ilminster(manor of Sea) and the family of Hilliard.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/16  1691-1705

4 docs

Contents:
Concerning St.Giles(co.Midx.) and Westminster, 1691-1705(3) and Twyford family of Kilmersdon; and Sevenoaks(co.Kent) re Hilliard family,1697.

Court roll  DD\SAS\C/238/17  1554-1558

1 doc.

Contents:
Of the hundred of Wellow[3mm].

Court papers  DD\SAS\C/238/18  1745-1818

16 docs

Contents:
Of the hundred of Wellow
Hundred of Kilmersdon 1744, 1747
Liberty of Babington 1743-1747
Estreat roll of the hundred of Kilmersdon 1713
Authorisation by J.P.s to constable,tithingmen, churchwardens and overseers of Kilmersdon, to levy forfeiture on named persons for selling brandy,etc. without licence. 1719

Deeds,etc  DD\SAS\C/238/19  1806-1846

16 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Bawdrip and mainly the family of Broderip.

Deeds,etc.(mainly leases)  DD\SAS\C/238/20  1701-1773

13 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Cossington and the families of West and Hoskins.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/21  1801-1808

13 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Cossington and the families of Templer,Greenhill and Broderip; including Declaration by Wm.White,land surveyor, that quantity of commonable land in C. is 144a. 2r. 25p.,1806, and Notice of 1st-3rd sittings of the Inclosure Commissioners for C.,1807.

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/22  1811-1820

20 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Cossington and mainly the families of Templer,Greenhill and Broderip.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/23  1826-1830

13 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Cossington and mainly the family of Broderip.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/24  1831-1839

13 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Cossington and mainly the family of Broderip.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/25  1841-1860

11 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Cossington and mainly the family of Broderip;including original Will of Edmund Greenhill Broderip of C.,esq.,4 Aug.1842.

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/26  1862-1882

16 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Cossington and mainly the families of Brewer,Pitman and Broderip; including Probate of Will of Grace Dory Broderip of C., widow, 10 Feb.1862, pr.Taunton Dist.Reg.1870.

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/27  1806-1869

24 documents

Contents:
Concerning Woolavington and mainly the families of Greenhill,Broderip and Hales.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/28  1805-1851

5 docts

Contents:
Concerning Chilcompton and mainly the families of Greenhill and Broderip.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/29  1811; 1828

2 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Huntspill and mainly the families of Broderip and Templer.

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/30  1819; 1821;nd

2 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Midsomer Norton and mainly families of Broderip and Greenhill.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/31  1804-1827

14 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Wells and mainly families of Broderip and Eyre.

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/32  1730; 1807-34

32 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Writhlington and mainly families of Greenhill and Broderip.

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/33  1805-1873

13 docts.

Contents:
Concerning: South Brent,1814;Catcott,1840;Chilton upon Polden,1821(2), Edington,1828(2);West Harptree(mines)1859;Ubley,West Harptree,(manor of Hasel,etc.,re John Billingsley),1822; Hinton Blewett,1808, West Pennard,1805,1820; Vobster and Mells Coal Coy.(shares)1873(1); Whatley (Southfield House) 1871; and mainly families of Greenhill and Broderip.

Estate papers  DD\SAS\C/238/34  1802-1887

10 documents

Contents:
Concerning personal estate,trust funds,etc.,affecting families of Broderip,Lovell and Greenhill.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/35  1771-1820

7 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Grenada in the West Indies and the family of Broderip.

Miscellaneous papers  DD\SAS\C/238/36  1812(10),1817,1821,1839

13 docts.

Contents:
Receipts by Salamander Fire Office for premiums paid by B.C.Greenhill,1812.
Letter: Stratford Canning.Lausanne[see D.N.B.] to Edm.Broderip,Wells,mentioning Major Jolliffe, and former days at Eton. 1817.
Letter: Thos.Symes,Bridgwater to Edm.Broderip,Wells,re Trustees of Bridgwater Turnpikes and intention to make a new line of road (leading to Bristol) from the East Turnpike Gate to Pawlet. 1821.
Bill: for tiles,etc. purchased of Thos.Best of Glastonbury by Edm.Broderip.1839.

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/37  1803-1851; 1798-1807

19 docts.

Contents:
Concerning the Buncombe family and Bradford,1803,1826, Bishops Hull,1803-51 including Will of John Buncombe of Bishops Hull,gent.,12 Mar.1823,Admon.Archd.Cr.Taunton,27 Apr.186, Bradford and Bishops Hull,1829, and Holway in Taunton Dean,1815.
Also bills for household purchases for John Buncombe,1798-1807(9).

Deeds,etc.,concerning Bridgwater  DD\SAS\C/238/38  1701-37(7),1868 nd,C19th

1 bundle

Contents:
Scale of charges: Borough Court,Bridgwater.

Rental of the Abbot of Cirencester for property in Frome  DD\SAS\C/238/39  26 April 1392

1 roll

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/40  1637;1748-58;1801;nd C19;1814

7 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Glastonbury.
Account of the inhabitants of St.Benedict,Glastonbury,1801.
?List of proprietors in G. for period 1757-1811.
Probate of will of Robt.Payne of G.,1807,pr.PCC.1814.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/238/41  1732-1780

16 docts

Contents:
Mainly leases, concerning Kingsbury Episcopi and the Wyndham and Arundell familes.
Appointment of Edmund Archer,Archdeacon of Wells, as Official within the Peculiar of Kingsbury Episcopi and East Lambrook, 1726.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/238/42  1781-1784

22 docts

Contents:
Mainly leases, concerning Kingsbury Episcopi and the Arundell and Penruddocke familes.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/238/43  1787-1789

17 docts.

Contents:
Mainly leases,concerning Kingsbury Episcopi and the Arundell and Penruddocke familes.

Deeds poll  DD\SAS\C/238/44  1826-1833

13 docts.

Contents:
From the Minehead Turnpike Trustees to settle various sums.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/238/45  1548(1);1835(2)

3 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Otterhampton.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/238/46  1753-1804

22 docts.

[Badly affected by damp].

Contents:
Mainly leases,concerning Paulton and the families of Bury and Molyneux.

Final concords  DD\SAS\C/238/47  1664-7(6); 1824

7 docts.

Contents:
Concerning North Petherton,1664-7, and Lease, 1824.

Leases,etc  DD\SAS\C/238/48  1769-1816

3 docts.

Contents:
Concerning St.Decumans and the manor of Williton Hadley.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/238/49  1835

3 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Stogursey and Rev.Charles Tripp.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/238/50  1611;1719

2 docts.

Contents:
Final Concords concerning Yatton.

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/238/51  1670;1815;1823

3 docts

Contents:
Concerning Barbados and Gabriel Goodman,1670.
Probate of Will of Jas.Anstice of Bristol concerning property in Barbados,15 Feb.1815,pr.PCC.1815.
Probate of Will of Wm.Jefferys of the Island of Guernsey 23 Dec.1822, pr.PCC.1823.

Deeds etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/52  1632-1856

18 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Aisholt(Lower Aisholt Farm),1834,Banwell,1632,Barlinch,1770,Bath,1814,1821, Bathwick,1836,East and West Brent(manor of particular of Edingworth),1843,Cossington and Chilton.1773,Cannington 1778, manor of Chilcote in St.Cuthbert,Wells,1804,Holford,1764,Huntspill(Pegnes),1747,Long Sutton (Little Load Farm)1815,Old Cleeve 1856,Pylle,1747,Street,1837(2),Weston [?super Mare] and Petersfield(co.Hants),1766.

Draft deeds and other paper documents  DD\SAS\C/238/53  1702-1816;nd

65 docts

Contents:
Concerning Ashwick 1740; Badgworth 1761; Blagdon and Croscombe,n.d.; North Barrow 1746; East Brent 1749; South Brent 1804; Camely 1739; Cannington 1778; Cheddar n.d.; Chelvey n.d.; Clayhidon (co.Devon) 1731; Compton Martin 1745; Cossington 1812; Croscombe 1747,1750; Ditcheat 1745; Emborough 1735; Farrington Gurney c.1750(abs. of title); Galhampton 1702; High Littleton n.d.; Holcombe 1734; Kilmersdon (Coleford) 1745; Leigh upon Mendip n.d.; Litton n.d.; Meare 1759, n.d.(2); Mells 1745; West Pennard n.d.; Pilton 1732-58(3),n.d.(2); Priddy 1758(2) n.d.(2); Publow 1731; Shepton Mallet 1732-1816(3), including copy of Probate of Will of Edw.Moore of Shepton Mallet,grocer,16 Feb.1816, pr.PCC 1817, copied 1818; Skilgate 1721/2,1784; Tanstrow n.d.; LOwer Weare 1755; Wellington 1732; Wells 1728-78(13),n.d.(1); Wembdon 1749; Westbury 1746, 1751; Worle and Kewstoke n.d.(1).

Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/54  1757-1821

14 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Wells, including Apprenticeship Indenture(brazier and plumber) 1757; and Probate of the Will of John Brock of W.,gent., 11 June 1799, cod.2 Nov.1804[Letters of probate missing].

Vouchers  DD\SAS\C/238/55-57  1769-1805

Contents:
For expenditure by Rich.Jenkins of Wells, esq., mainly on estate business,rents,taxes,etc. for J.B.Burland,1769-1795,1774-1785 and 1805; and for various people on minor maintenance work(painter,colourman, builder,etc.) 1782,1799-1805. [3 small O.B.s]

Various documents concerning Wells Borough Court  DD\SAS\C/238/58  19th cent

1 bundle

Contents:
Grant of Court of Record to Mayor,etc., of City of Wells,23 July 31 Eliz.[1589] [Translation 1827]
Decree of Chancery concerning toll of the Common Market Overt. in City of Wells Feb.12 Jac.[1614/15] [19th cent.translation]
Rules of the Court of Record for the trial of civil actions in the City of Wells [printed] 1841
Table of fees to be taken by Registrars of Borough Courts of Record and by Bailiffs. 19thcent.
Notes on Acts 5 & 6 Wm.IV,c.76, and 6 & 7 Wm.IV c.105 re Recorder. 19th cent.
Act 8 & 9 Vict.c.127 for the better securing the payment of small debts. [Printed] 1845
Warrants,etc.,to Bailiff of Borough Court of Wells to take into custody the body of a debtor. [3 papers] 1846
Forms of petition [York] for the enlargement of the district of the court dealing with small debts. 19th cent.

Inventory  DD\SAS\C/238/59  1718-1723

1 doc

Contents:
Of household goods,cattle,etc. of Wm. Dampier of Blackford, [manor of Wincanton] 1718; with Accounts of Trustees,1718-1723 [1 qto.vol.]

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/60  post 1719-1758

21 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Tudway and Savage, and properties in West Harptree,Priddy, East Brent and Wedmore, post 1719 (abs. of title for Wedmore), and 1731-58(20).

Conditions of Sale  DD\SAS\C/238/61  1758-1911

7 docts.

Contents:
Particulars and Sale Catalogues of messuage in Winsham(lives),1758, freehold estate in South Barrow,1809,Higher Cannon's Grove Estate in Pitminster,1829; freehold lands in Worle,Kewstoke,Banwell and Axbridge, 1855-62(2), freehold estate of Avishays in Chard,Chaffcombe and Cudworth, 1859, and The Compton Castle estate in Compton Pauncefoot,Blackford and Charlton Horethorne,1911.

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/62  1777-1808,nd

4 docts.

Contents:
Concerning Shapwick and Backwell Inclosures:
Notice signed by Henry Burgum proposing objection to proposed Shapwick Inclosure Bill, 1777.
Notice of objection to claim in Backwell Hill and Backwell Common of right of common,1807.
Letter giving notice of claim allowed to moiety of the rector of Backwell, made by Geo.Lax. of Wells. 1808.
Insurance proposals endorsed "Mr.George Lax", n.d.

Miscellaneous letters  DD\SAS\C/238/63  nd,1775-1805

4 docts.

Contents:
Concerning tenancy and estate matters:
E.Popham to John Martin at Overbury,re White-pits and land in the Old Grove, n.d.
S.W.,Wells, to Mr.Brograve, re Road Close,Water Close,Broom Close,etc. 1775 Hugh Trenchard, Thorncombe near Chard, to Mr.Andrews, attorney at law, Wells, re property at Purlington and Chilkway. 1788
Opinion of Arthur Anstey,Lincolns Inn, given to Robt.Payne,Glastonbury, re Mrs.Colmer's interest in an estate for life. 1805.

Miscellaneous documents concerning work of Justices and Sheriffs of Somerset,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/64  1663-1759

6 docts.

Contents:
Document endorsed "a forme of a certificate concerning the unlawfull assemblies" quoting the Act of Uniformity and the subscription by the clergy to the declaration under the Act; addressed to Sir John Warr, sheriff, 12 May 1663.
Document entitled "Persons to be signified" giving a short list of names of persons, and of 4 Justices, 15 Jan.1663/4.
Document giving various names and monetary amounts under the head of the sheriffs between 1672 and 1683, for Chew Hundred, Wells Forum and Bath Forum. [Written on scrap of earlier paper deed, and perhaps referring to arrears of some kind of rate]. post 1683
Document endorsed "Excise 2o Round 1731 Brewton Dn.Abst.", giving names of persons and amounts,1731.
Petition to Justices concerning a sufferer by fire at Pilton, 13 June 1758. Bond of 3 persons of Ditcheat bound to Henry Powell,sheriff, for appearance to answer in a plea of trespass, 10 Oct.1759.

Citations  DD\SAS\C/238/65  nd 18thcent

4 docts.

Contents:
To appear before the Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Doctors Commons in the matter of the Will of Wm.Goldfinch of par. of St.Clement Danes (co.Middx.)
Minutes 1785
Of meeting of the Proctors in Arches in Doctors Commons to consider the Act of 25 Geo.III, c.80 affecting proctors.

Documents concerning causes in The Consistorial Episcopal Court and diocesan matters generally  DD\SAS\C/238/66  [n.d.]

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/66/1  1724-1748

17 docts.

Contents:
Re Pow and wife Sarah versus John Whittingham and wife Sarah(adminx. of Saml:Abbott), in the business of exhibiting an inventory of the goods of Samuel Abbott of Queen Charlton. [See PR.337]

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/66/2  nd, post 1839

8 docts.

Contents:
Re Mullins versus Miles in a matter of tithe at West Bagborough,n.d.

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/66/3  1742-1745

17 docts.

Contents:
Re Holbrook versus Clement in a matter of tithe at Markesbury and Compton Dando.

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/66/4  1743-1744

11 docts.

Contents:
Re complaint of Mountrich Hill in a matter of tithe of West Camel.

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/66/5  1751-1755

16 docts.

Contents:
Re Pontin and Stradling versus stringer in a pretended cause on business of proving the pretended nuncupative Will of Joan Adams of Bridgwater,spinster.

Various papers  DD\SAS\C/238/66/6  1663-1838 and undated

20 docts.

Contents:
Concerning diocesan and other ecclesiastical matters.

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/66/7  1770

3 docts.

Contents:
In a matter of tithe in Wantage (co.Berks) [perhaps uses as a precedent].

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/67  1688(1),1762(5)

6 docts.

Contents:
Concerning causes in The consistorial Archdiaconal Court of Wells.

Papers  DD\SAS\C/238/68  1653-1804

25 docts.

Contents:
Concerning The Consistorial Court of the Dean and Chapter of Wells and The Subdean.

Letters  DD\SAS\C/238/69  1786-1796

4 docts.

Contents:
From Richard Crosse,Broomfield, to Benj.Andrews, attorney at law,Wells, concerning visitations to [?Broomfield]church.

Letters  DD\SAS\C/238/70  1822-1862

1 bundle

Contents:
To the Diocesan Registry at Wells.

Correspondence re county history  DD\SAS\C/238/71  late 19th cent.

1 bundle

Contents:
Including many letters to F.H.Dickinson

Copies of records of national,interest,verse,etc.  DD\SAS\C/238/72  19th cent

Copies of records of Somerset interest  DD\SAS\C/238/73  19th cent

Contents:
(Mainly concerning Wells and the Chapter)

Lists and Memoranda  DD\SAS\C/238/74  19th cent

Contents:
(Of a very scrappy nature) concerning Somerset history: [? by F.H.Dickinson]

Map of Trent  DD\SAS\C/238/75  1793

Contents:
(Formerly in Somerset).

Overseers' accounts of Drayton.  DD\SAS\C/335  [n.d.]

DRAYTON(Overseers' Disbursements, 1662-96, Rates,1662-96.  DD\SAS\C/335/1  [n.d.]

1 vol

Copies information: ON MICROFICHE - SEE ORAYTON


Contents:
From 1690 the rate appeared under the headings: Weeke, Midney,Westover,The Woods(or later 'Drayton Woods') and Burton(or Barton). The Rate for 1696 was written out in part; deleted and then rewritten.
In 1662 there appears a note of the bequest of "Scicily" Wallis of £10. "The increase"(interest) of which was to be spent on the binding out of poor children and apprentices; the note then appears annually from 1663-95, except for the year 1685, when the page for the disbursements and note of the legacy has been torn away and only a small portion remains. In 1663, there appears a note of the sale of the goods of Henry Coat, debtor, of 'Barton' in Drayton, with an additional reference: "Alsoe theare yet remaineth in the hands of John Witherall part of the goods of him the said Henry(that is to say) one Table bord,and Frame, one Frome, three bad Barrells, one peare of Billows, one dowlinge swage, one peele, Three sleges,one peare of parbuckles, one shay halter, one Nailinge toole, one hammer, one Amrie, one Coffer his wearinge apparell one peeletowe one Apron one hatt. In 1664 and 1665 there appears: "Remayneth of the goods of Henry Coate unsolde. viz. one payre of Billowes, a dowling swage, & a sledge, a aile toole & a shooinge halter, the glass of the windoes, being 6 pane, one Amery, one coffer, two boxes and one Bedstead, with a little old trash iron and his wives hatt & a Turne". In 1666, 1667 and 1668 there appears: "Remayneth of the goods of Henry Coate unsold, one paire of Billowes, a shooinge halter, the glasse of the windoes being 6 pane, one Amerie,two boxes & one bedstead".
In 1677 there appears a memorandum that "... John Leggatt and Jno.Humfry Jun. did serve this last year Overseers for ye Poor, and Joseph Drayton & Jones Havor did serve the office of churchwardens of this Parish of Drayton at ye instance and request of Richard Trevillian for him & in his place and steed; who have freely taken off the whole burden from ye parish upon himselfe for this last year for both the Offices of Overseers and Churchwardens(in regard he hath been spar'd for some years past of both Offices for wch he hath given ye two Overseers & ye two churchwardens for their service ten shillings a piece over & above ye publick Allowance which ye parish doth allow".
In 1681 there appears a list of receipts from the sale of the goods of "Elver Mounsiar"[detail not extracted]
In 1684 there appears a note of the sale of the goods of William Coats, with the price paid for each lot of articles together with 'A note of what debts wee have Paid for William Coate and for Kipping of his Chirldern since his decease'.
In 1693 there is a note of the sale of the goods of Thomas Naish, decd.,(for £20. 9s.) ordered by Justices of the Peace to redeem the chargeability of the children of Thos. Naish upon the parish.
In 1693 also there appears a short list of 'Mistakes in ye Booke against us' and 'Mistakes in this Booke overcharged' making the 'Mistakes in all - 00:18:03'
Again in 1693 there appears a list of unsold goods of the above said Naish 'as followeth one gold ring one hatt and womans coate & wast coate three coffers'.
In 1695 there appears a list of goods sold, belonging to Susanna Reade.
Besides the damaged page for 1685(see above), the page containing disbursements for 1672 is torn in half, and a quarter of the page containing the rate for 1691 is cut away; at least 7 pages have been removed from the end of the book.
Notes From HALLIWELL'S Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words:-
Dowlas Coarse linen, imported from Brittany, and chiefly worn by the lower classes [I. 314]
Swage A joiner's gauge [II. 832]
Peel A pillow, a bolster, a cushion for lace-making [II. 611]
Shay A chaise [II. 729]
Turn A spinning-wheel Devon [II.895]
[Suggestions for articles in the list of goods supplied]

Deeds, etc.  DD\SAS\C/432  [n.d.]

Contents:
West Bagborough, Bridgwater and Taunton, Brushford, Old Cleeve, Kingston, Litton Lympsham, Monksilver, Moorlinch, Nettlecombe, North Petherton, Puriton, Stogumber, Bicknoller, Stogursey, Wellington, Wembdon, Wootton Courtney, deeds etc. West Monkton (Sanford, Selleck, etc., families) misc. papers, and civil parochial papers. Misc. family papers (inclu. Hammet). West Indies, deeds etc.

West Bagborough  DD\SAS\C/432/1  1885

1 doct.

Contents:
Absolute Order of the Land Commissioners re Fenwick-Bisset's farmhouse and buildings improvement(Hearn Farm); with plan.

Bawdrip and North Petherton  DD\SAS\C/432/2  1628

1 doct.

Contents:
Agreement by Sarah Court,widow and adminx. of Simon C., of North Petherton,with trustees,re the trusteeship of ppty in B. and N.P.

Bridgwater and Taunton  DD\SAS\C/432/3  1610-1726

2 docts.

Contents:
Covenants(with valor) of Geo.Bond in right of his wife Gertrude (dau. and heir of Wm.Saunders) on suing for general livery from the Court of Wards and Liveries, of ppty in Bridgwater, including a mansion house called "le Greyfryers". 1610/11(1)
Bond (Bere of B'water to Darch of Taunton St.Mary) 1725/6(1)

Brushford  DD\SAS\C/432/4  1735

1 doct.

Contents:
Assignment of Mortgage (i) Tally and Langford and Ann Sanford (ii) Norris; (iii) Norris.

Old Cleeve Leases  DD\SAS\C/432/5  1592-1734

24 docts.

Contents:
For years and lives, with reversions, by Henry,Earl of Sussex, 1592, Robt.,Earl of Sussex,1594 (Abbey Site),Sir Hugh Stewkeley of Hinton Ampner(co.Southton),bart.,1659-1707, and Mary Musgrave of Lodhuish,1724-34.

Old Cleeve  DD\SAS\C/432/6  1611-1624

1 roll

Contents:
Court rolls of the manor (Lord:Sir Thomas Stewkeley,knt.) [11 large mm.]

Kingston St.Mary  DD\SAS\C/432/7  1771

3 docs

Contents:
Estimates,etc.,concerning work on the Vicarage House at K.

Litton  DD\SAS\C/432/8  1827

2 docts.

Contents:
Deeds (Wyse to Devisees, inclu.Henry Sanford)

Lympsham  DD\SAS\C/432/9  1809

1 doct.

Contents:
Settlement on the marriage of Francis Popham of West Bagborough,esq., and Susanna Fenwick of Baker Street (co.Midx.),spinster (Warre and Sanford,trustees), affecting manor.

Monksilver  DD\SAS\C/432/10  1694

1 doct.

Contents:
Copy of court roll of manor (lord: Sir John Sydenham,bart.

Moorlinch (Stawell)  DD\SAS\C/432/11  1790-1840

10 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re ppty in STawell and Stawell and Street,1812, affecting families of Stringer, King, Strangways, Dawbin, Rathbone, Short and Daniel.

Nettlecombe  DD\SAS\C/432/12  1711-1728

3 docts.

Contents:
Leases re Ludhuish(Waldegrave), 1711, Hewish Farm(Musgrave),1727, and Clutsham(Musgrave),1728.

North Petherton  DD\SAS\C/432/13  1646-1687

12 docts.

Contents:
Leases of ppties held of court of capital mess. called Standford Lands(Musgrave),1645/6-87, manor of Sherston(Blanchflower, Haberfield),1651/2,1672, and Moreland(Reynolds)1678.

North Petherton,etc.  DD\SAS\C/432/14  1712-1728

10 docts.

Contents:
Leases of ppties in High Street,1712/13, par. of N.P.,1716-28, Shierston and West Monkton,1723, in manor of N.P.,1723, in manor of Shierston, 1723, and Buckland Feo.,1723, affecting families,etc. of Musgrave,John,Visct.Lymington, trustees of John Basset,Henry Portman,etc.
Schedule and Receipt for writings given by Sir.Jas.Langham to Rev.John Sanford, affecting ppty. in North Petherton, Withiel Florey,etc. 1768(1)

Puriton  DD\SAS\C/432/15  1691

Contents:
Agreement and Lease by Geo.Musgrave.

Stogumber,etc. and Bicknoller  DD\SAS\C/432/16  1665-1765

4 docts.

Contents:
Lease by Sir John Sydenham of part of the Horsepark in S. and Monksilver.
Claim of T.F.Musgrave on estate of his mother Mary M., mentioning S. and Bicknoller.
Lease by John Sanford of Walford,clerk, and wife Catherine of ppty in S. and Bicknoller.
Deed poll of Juliana Musgrave re Combe Sydenham in S. and Bicknoller.

Stogursey  DD\SAS\C/432/17  1685

1 doct.

Contents:
Lease by Edm.Wyndham of Kentsford

Wellington,etc.  DD\SAS\C/432/18  1742-1750

4 docts.

Contents:
Marriage Settlement(with draft) of John Hawes of Wellington, clerk, and Eliz.Popham,dau. of Alex.P.,re money and ppty in Clayhidon (co.Devon).
Mortgage of household goods by John Hawes to Henry Sanford,1730(1) Bond of John Graham to John Sanford re ppty. at W. 1750(1)

Wembdon,etc  DD\SAS\C/432/19  1719-1742

6 docs

Contents:
Leases by Geo.Musgrave of Cheslade Farm etc. in W. and Chilton. 1719;1725
5 docts. 1720
Agreement and Lease, with letters, by Wm.Pitt to Rich.Musgrave of Benhams Leaze in Cannington in manor of Wembdon.
1 doct. 1742
Release by John Selleck of Walford of charge in his father's Will touching estate in Wembdon.

Wootton Courtney  DD\SAS\C/432/20  1820

1 doct.

Contents:
"Map of the Manor of Wootton Courtney in the County of Somerset,1820".
Watercolour on linen-backed paper: 33"(H) x 44½"(W) cut in sections 7" x 11".
Scale: 6ch to 1in. (13.3" to one mile).

West Monkton Wills,etc  DD\SAS\C/432/21  1620-1706

7 docts.

Contents:
Letters of admon. only of the goods of Rich.Cridland of W.M., intestate: granted to his son Alexander C.(Bath and Wells)
Letters of admon. only of the goods of Alexander Cridland of W.M.,intestate: granted to his son Wm.C.(Archd.Taunton)
Probate of Will of Henry Selleck of W.M.,the elder,1 Apr.1646, inventory 15 May 1646(died 9 May 1646),pr.Archd.Taunton
Probate of Will of Wm.Cridland of W.M.,yeoman,11 Nov.1678, inventory 13 Dec.1678,pr.Arch.Taunton
Letters of admon. with Nuncupative Will of Rich.Cridland of W.M.,19 May 1697, inventory 21 June 1697,admon.Archd.Taunton
Opinion by John Pratt on the right of Eliz.Cridland to mortgage a chattle lease estate left by her husband Rich.C.
Copy of Will of John Hurt of Hyde in W.M.,yeoman,6 June 1705, pr. Archd.Taunton 24 Aug.1706(died 7 June 1705).

West Monkton Deeds,etc  DD\SAS\C/432/22  1572-1767

26 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re misc.ppties inclu.rectory,1745/6,affecting Powlet, Warre,Sanford,etc.
Misc.deeds and papers, inclu.bonds,affecting Credland (Cridland),Selleck and Sanford.

West Monkton  DD\SAS\C/432/23  1594-1671

5 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re ppty called Splott,affecting Smith,Hill,Bourne and Quick.

West Monkton  DD\SAS\C/432/24  1683-1757

7 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re ppty called Sminney,affecting Cridland,Jeane and Sanford.

West Monkton  DD\SAS\C/432/25  1690-1733

3 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re ppty called Tuthills,affecting Warre,Musgrave and Blake.

West Monkton  DD\SAS\C/432/26  1727-1745

5 docts.

Contents:
Deeds re ppty in common mdw. called Littham als.Kittham, affecting Newton and Hurt.
Deeds re mess. and 18½ac.,affecting Hurt,Hawkings and Edwards.

Creech St.Michael (West Monkton,etc.) Deeds,etc.  DD\SAS\C/432/27  1691-1765

9 docts.

Contents:
Apprenticeship Indenture (bond to John Sanford) 1765(1)
Deeds,re ppty called Varringtons in C.S.M.,affecting 1691-1700( Bull,Raymond,Pocock and Selleck,inclu.copy of Will of 1701-1724( Wm.Pocock of Adsborough in C.S.M.,yeoman,7 Mar.1717/18 [pr.Taunton 19 mar.1717/18], copied 3 Mar.1724/5.
Deed re Hirds Tenement, affecting Selleck,etc. 1696(1)
Deed re fourth part of manor of Curry Rivel, and ppties in West Monkton,Creech St.Michael and North Petherton, affecting Selleck.1678(1)

Misc.papers(small exor.accounts,letters,etc.re Pyle,Leigh Chichester,Popham,Musgrave,Selleck,etc.  DD\SAS\C/432/28  1691-1885

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Contents:
Bond:Geo.Pyle of St.Thomas Apostle to John Snell of Exeter 19 Dec.1691
Letter: Wm.Chapple to John Kinde,Newport,Isle of Wight (Pyle and Leigh legal matters.) 31 Mar.1702
Receipt: Charges of Pyle versus Leigh. 29 Jan.1702/
Receipt: Lynn versus Pyle 7 Apr.1703
Receipted Bill: Leigh & uxor. 28 Oct.1710
Promise to indemnify Cath.Leigh,by John Chichester in matter of Kendrick Lisle's estate. 21 Dec.1716
Bond: John Bere of Bridgwater to Robt.Darch of Bishops Hull. 11 Dec.1716
Receipt:by Edw.Keblewhite for deeds in hand of Major John Leigh,decd.husband of Cath.Leigh. 14 May 1718
Receipt: by John Chichester from Cath.Leigh all writings belonging to estates in Isle of Wight. 11 June 1718
Letter: from F.Popham,Wellington, re part of father, Alex.Popham's Will re tenement in Clayhidon given to sis.Eliz.P. 4 Aug.1724
Letter: from Hen.Roberts,Apse,(Isle of Wight),re ppty. at Apse, mentioning Sir John Chichester, Mr.Everard and Ann Kiblewhite. 19 Aug.1724
Draft deed Eliz.Popham to Sanford and Gatchell re ppty in Clayhidon. - 1724
Letter: from Henry Roberts,Apse, to Mrs.Leigh, Exeter, mentioning Sir John Chichester 25 Feb.1729/30
List of tenements belonging to manor of Apse. n.d.
Letter: from Hen.Roberts to Jn.Chichester mentioning Mrs.Leigh 11 Mar.1737/8
Promissory note: Henry Selleck to John Gallon. 19 June 1738
Letter: from Henry Roberts,Standen, mentioning ppty and Miss Chichester. 5 Mar.1739/40
Promissory note: James Selleck to John Pratt. 11 Jan.1741/2
Charge on T.A.Musgrave for the personal estate of his mother Mary M. and his bro.G.M. post 1741
Receipt: by Clem.Waldron for various deeds 1742
Account of Henry Roberts with Mrs.Musgrave. 24 July 1742
Account of T.A.Musgrave as exor. to his bro.Geo.M. 1742
Note of James Selleck for payment by Clem.Waldron to Jos.Nicholls of £106 out of purchase money of Walford. 21 May 1743
Account of Henry Roberts with Mrs.Catherine Musgrave 1744
Account relating to Court Gardens post 1752
Account of money paid by order of James Selleck out of the purchase money for Walford. post 1753
Letter from "A.P" re settlement of pauper [?W.Monkton] 19 May 1759
List of debts of Mr.Carew. 25 Apr.1759
Letter: from A.Popham,Western Circuit, re settlement of pauper [?W.Monkton] 15 Mar. 1760
Letter: from Henry Roberts stating that estates sell at 29 and 30 yrs.purchase; leasehold at 16 yrs. purchase (1 life:7yrs; the 2nd. 5; and 3rd.4). 11 Sep.1762
Account of claim of Thos.Fred.Musgrave on estates of his mother Mary M. and bro. Geo.M.,both decd. Settled 1764
Extracts of baptisms re Maddock, 1763 & 1766, signed Fra:Warre. post 1766
Bill for the church clock[paper slip] [?W.Monkton] July 1772
Note of settlements of various persons named. 3 Mar.1773
7 papers re Court Gardens [?Exminster] affecting Downman and Ley. 1789-1790
3 papers re ppty at Upminster(co.Essex) affecting Caleb Crookenden and Sir Ben.Hammet 1790
Residuary account(Inland Revenue) of E.W.Cunliffe of co.Midx. 1868
Power of attorney(Anna Eliza Burgess)re dividends of Bengal Shares. 1872
3 Inland Revenue docts. re Clayton family. 1885

Various papers re Leigh Family of Isle of Wight  DD\SAS\C/432/29  1706-1724

1 bundle

Contents:
Will of Robt.Leigh of Newport in Isle of Wight (co.Southton).[Sealed copy on paper] 15 Jan.1706/07
Letter from John Pyle, Exon., to John Leigh,Newport, re Thos.Ford and monetary matters. 19 May 1710
Quitclaim by John Chichester of Newport(I.O.W.),esq., and wife Anne(dau. and heir of John Leigh of Newport)to Catherine Leigh of same(widow of J.L.) under the Will of J.L. dated 21 Jan. 1708/09. 21 Oct.1717
Bond: John Meaden etc.to Catherine Leigh. 16 Apr.1718
Agrement by Sir John Chichester that Katherine Leigh should have benefit of lives dying before execution of
Certain conveyances on ppties in the manor of Apse in New Church in Isle of Wight. 2 Apr.1724

Misc. papers re various members of Sanford Family(particularly Rev.John Sanford of Walford), the Selleck family,Musgrave,etc., and ppty in Isle of Wight.  DD\SAS\C/432/30  1715-1790

1 bundle

Contents:
Opinion on draft conveyance from the Trustees of John Sandford, decd. to Mr.Cheeke. 15 Aug.1715
Letter from Rob.Incledon to Henry Sanford,Nynehead, re heriots of manor of Ninehead Monks,etc. 28 Nov. 1729
Appointment of Anne Sanford of Nynehead, widow, as attorney to receive annuities from Exchequer re duties on low wines and spirits orig.purchd. by Edw.Clarke. 23 Aug.1720
Bond: John Hawes of Wellington to Henry Sanford of Nynehead. 4 July 1727
Receipt: by R.Wyatt from H.Sanford of 2 bills of exchange. 18 Oct. 1731
Request to H.Sanford by John and Eliz.Hawes re trust monies. 27 July 1731
Agreement by H.Sanford for his nephew John Harward to serve as clerk to attorney at law in Kings Bench. 20 Aug.1731
Release by Henry Gandy of articles of John Harward. 15 July 1732
Promise to save harmless by Ann Sanford to Charles Davie concerning rents due to Fra.Baber of manor of Thornbury[2 papers] 1732
Release of legacy by Eliz.Harward, under Will of H.Sanford. 11 Mar.1737/8
Promissory note of Henry or James Selleck to Anne Tuthill 3 July 1738
Promissory note of Henry or James Selleck to Beata Ellyott. 29 Aug.1738
Release of legacy by James Harward under Will of H.Sanford. 16 Oct.1738
Release of John Harward under under will of his father,J.H. 5 Oct. 1739
Release of legacy by Thos.Harward under will of Hen.Sanford. 9 Jan. 1740/41
Promissory note of Henry Selleck to John Pratt. 8 Apr.1740
Receipt for deeds re Northants ppty by Val Knightley to John Sanford. 27 July 1741
Promissory note of [?Hen]Selleck to John Harper. pd.11 Jan 1742/3
Promissory note of [?Hen]Selleck to Chas.Came pd.11 Jan 1742/3
Promissory note of [?Hen]Selleck to Ann Tuthill pd.14 Feb 1742/3
Promissory note of [?Hen]Selleck to Wm.Richardson pd.11 Jan 1742/3
Order by Jas.Selleck to John Sanford to pay up promissory note to Danl.Gell. 11 Jan 1742/3
Contract for sale by James Selleck to John Sanford of Walford House and other ppty in West Monkton and Creech St.Michael(with inventory of household goods)[2 copies] 23 Sep. 1742
Letter from John Selleck,Walford, to Mr.Waldren,attorney at law near Wellington,re ppty for sale. 15 Apr.1742
Release of actions by Wm.Sanford,exor. of mother Ann S.,to bro.John S. 7 Jan.1742/3
4 orders by James Selleck to pay off promissory notes. 1742-3
4 docts. re induction etc. of John Sanford to the rectory and church of West Monkton. 1743
Promise by Edmd.Jeane to execute counterpart of mortgage with Rev.John Sanford re tenement in West Monkton. 22 Nov.1743
Receipt for legacy under will of Henry Sanford by Charles Harward to John Sanford. 16 Feb.1744/5
Receipt to John Sanford,incumbent, for first fruits of Monkton. 1 Nov.1744
Receipt by Thos.Harward to REv.John Sanford for interest on his bro.Charles's legacy. 17 Apr.1745
Recognisance of John Sandford of Walford,clerk,as receiver rents of Musgrave estates. 15 Jan.1747/8
Letter to Wm.Sanford,Nynehead, re claim on Henry Sellick's estate. 7 Feb.1747/8
Letters from Hen.Roberts, Standen, to Rev.Mr.Sanford re leasing 25 Feb.1748/9 and estate business. 12 May 1750
Copy of writ ad quod damnum re licence to John Sanford to "turn" part of the common highway at Addisborough Hill in Creech St.Michael and ending at the Walford Inn in West Monkton. 1756
Letter from Hen.Roberts to Rev.Mr.Sanford re ppty in Isle of Wight. 28 Feb.1757
Receipt by Cop: Warre Bampfylde to Rev.Mr.Sanford for high rent re mill stream and herbage of Walford Broad,as lord of the manor. 4 Jan.1758
Letter from Mich.Skrumshire to Rev.Mr.Sanford re estate in Isle of Wight. 24 June 1758
Bond: Juliana Musgrave to John Sanford,both of Walford. 22 Dec.1763
Order for vacating Mr.Sanford's recognisance in Musgrave v. Musgrave. 2 June 1763
Quitclaim: Thos.Musgrave to John Sanford. 19 May 1763
2 docts. re arbitration between John Sanford and Catherine his wife, and Thos.Fredk.Musgrave. 1764
2 docts. re collation of John Sanford to the prebend of Combe. 1764
Letter from Jane Scrumshire re estates of her son. 31 Dec.1767
2 docts re administration by Catherine wife of John Sanford of the goods of Thos.Musgrave. 1767
2 docts.re Scrumshire and estates in Isle of Wight. 1767
Quitclaim by Hen.Wm.Sanford to his father John Sanford re estate of his mother Catherine. 17 Feb.1768
Receipt by Sir James Langham to Rev.John Sanford for writings re manor of Old Cleeve and other ppties mentioning marr. settlement of Geo.Musgrave and will,1723, of Thos.Musgrave. 22 Sep.1768
Quitclaim by John Sanford to his father John Sanford re estate of his mother Catherine. 26 Sep.1768
Account of Rev.John Sanford with son John Sanford re estate of Thos.Musgrave 11 Oct.1768
Quitclaim by Wm.Sanford to his father John Sanford re estate of his mother Catherine. 19 Dec.1770
Letter from W.P.Thomas to Rev.Mr.Sanford re examination of pauper[enclosed] and estate matters. 6 Mar.1771
Receipts by Sir Jas.Langham to Rev.John Sanford for deeds[2 docts] 1773
Receipts by Geo.Sanford to his father Rev.John Sanford for monies. [2 docts.] 1773
Letter from W.P.Thomas to Rev.Mr.Sanford re orders in bastardy. 27 Feb.1774
Estimate of some estates on Isle of Wight belonging to H.W.Sanford. Apr.1769
Particular of Mr.Sanford's estate in Isle of Wight. 1769
Draft lease by Henry Wm.Sanford of Walford to John and Jas.Harris re ppty in Oakford(co.Devon) 1790

Papers re Rev.John Sanford, and also the Selleck estate in Walford in West Monkton and Creech St.Michael  DD\SAS\C/432/31  c. 1740-1743

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Contents:
Writ and Inquisition as quod damnum, taken at Walford concerning the granting of a licence to Rev.John Sanford to "turn so much of the common highway... in Saint Michael Creech and West Monkton.... leading from the town of Bridgwater to the parish church of West Monkton.... as begins at a certain house in "Creech St.Michael in occ. of Wm.Webber and ends at the North Westgate of Mill Furlong in W.M.[Further description and note of footpath also the be turned]. 27 Dec.1743
Particular,Survey,Abstract of title, and Opinion re James Selleck's lands in Creech St.Michael and West Monkton. [4 papers] c.1740-1742

Documents relating to civil parochial matters of West Monkton  DD\SAS\C/432/32  1710-1781

1 bundle

Contents:
Lists of poor relieved with beef or 6d.each at Christmas.
1750-4;1755-7;1758-9;1760-4;1765-6;1767;1768-71 [7 papers] 1750-1771
Poor Rate of the Higher and Lower Side,undated. undated
Poor Rates of the Lower Side, 1710,1737 [2 papers] 1710-1737
Poor rate of the Higher Side. c. 1750
Totals of single poor and church rate,c.1740 undated
Quarterly rate to the land tax (The Lower Side) 1718
Land tax assessed (on the Lower and Higher Sides) [2 papers] 1761
Apprenticeship Indentures 1745,1749
Notes re tenants,etc. of grounds belonging to the "Spittle", almshouses, and out-payments [3 papers] 1759-1760
List of poor of West Monkton relieved by the late Mrs.Sanford's legacy of £10. 1767
List of persons received books("The Whole Duty of Man" and The Common Prayer Book") from John Martin's legacy: to be distributed on St.John's Day,1750-1773 [1 small vol.] 1750-1773
Brief for the Appellants on a Removal Order: Parish Officers of West Monkton v. P.O.s. of Bridgwater. 1770
Copy of Settlement certificate 1750
Case for the parishioners of West Monkton re settlement based on land tenure: with Opinion of Alex Popham. 19 May 1759
Bill for materials for repairing poorhouse and church. [1 paper slip] 22 Mar.1771
Assessment for repairs of church. [1 paper slip] 1765
Assessment for relief of poor. [1 paper slip] 1765
List of Churchwardens and Overseers (with number of rates). 1753-1773
List of Overseers of the Highways 1750-1773
List of householders returned to do office of surveyor. 1774.
Documents relating mainly to church matters of West Monkton
Church rates of the Lower Side [2 docts.] 1710,1737
Grant (Faculty) of pew seat on N.side of Middle Aisle for John Sanford and family in respect of a new-built house called Walford. 13 Sep.1745
List of tithes of hay paid out of the common meadow of West Monkton,to the Rector. undated c.1730
Account of things left in the House at West Monkton "& upon the Parsonage", belonging to Jn.Sanford. 3 oct.1739
Inscription(re Thos.Mathew) "upon a stone which lies under Mr.Jeane's New Pew in the Parish Church of West Monkton". Copied 7 Apr.1761
Epitaph(to Hen.Abingdon) in West Monkton Church inside the communion rails on the floor. circa 1761
Account of Henry William Sanford and Mr.Prockter Thomas (Trustees for the sale of the advowson of W.H.) with Miss Ann Sanford (execx. of Jas.Sanford,clerk,decd.) 1781
List of papers kept in the Coffer in the parish church of W.M., inclu. a division of the parish into 24 lots for the purpose of taking apprentices. post 1771
Various bills and receipts for work done in the church, etc. [7 paper slips] 1772-1773
Miscellanea:
Schedules,etc., of the debts of Henry Selleck of Walford,gent., decd., to be paid from the purchase money of Walford and other lands(by John Sanford). 1742(2)
Documents concerning the distraint on the goods of Gregory Strong(on the order of Rev.John Sanford) for the non-payment of rent of the tenement called the Wallford Inn.[1 vol.of accounts and 9 papers]. 1764-1768
List of names with(usually) property names,numbered[as if for a rota]. 18th cent. undated
Letter by Jno.Glasse of Carey Street to James Selleck of the Fountain Tavern at Taunton,re debt of Hen.S. 23 Apr.1743

Musgrave papers  DD\SAS\C/432/33  1746-1764

1 vol

Contents:
Account(Charge and Discharge) of estates in Milverton, Carhampton,Nettlecombe, Wembdon,North Petherton,Old Cleeve, Stogumber and Dulverton (In Chancery:Musgrave v. Musgrave). 1746-1762 [1 vol.]
Abstract of an Account settled in London May 5 1764 by the Bishop of St.Davids and Mr.Sergt Burland, showing charge on Mr.Musgrave and Mr.Musgrave's claim. 1764 [1 fcap.fly]

Deeds re ppty. in various counties affecting various members of the Sanford family.  DD\SAS\C/432/34  1712-1845

11 docs

Contents:
Settlement on the marriage of John Harward of Plymtree(co.Devon), esq., and Lucy Sanford of Nynehead Florey,spinster 1712(2); Draft conveyance by the Trustees of John Sanford of the manor of Honiton,etc. (co.Devon), 1713; Lease of chamber in New Inn(co.Middx) to Henry Sanford,gent., 1713/14; Assignment by Henry Sanford of mess. in St.Clement Danes (co.Middx.),1720; Mortgage to John Sanford of Nynehead Florey,esq., of the rectory,advowsons,tithes,etc. of Mynfrie als.Saint Mynford and Padstow(co.Cornwall), 1742; Mortgage to various people inclu. John Sanford of Walford, of various ppties. in Cornwall,inclu.manor of Tredowne, 1745; List of deeds and Assignment re Padstow,etc. ppty in Cornwall, 1753(2); Lease by Hen.Wm.Sanford of Walford in West Monkton,esq., of ppty. in Oakford (co.Devon),1790; Release of claims to various trustees (inclu.Edw.Ayshford Sanford) in respect of the residuary estate of Joseph Jekyll, 1845.

DOCUMENTS RELATING TO DWELLING IN BUDOCKE, CORNWALL  DD\SAS\C/432/35  [n.d.]

Contents:
QUIT CLAIMS, etc USE TO PROVIDE ANNUITY AND PAYMENT OF DEBTS. (1654-1676)
PARTIES RESIDENT IN THE PARISH OF ST.JAMES', TAUNTON.

Lease for 99 years  DD\SAS\C/432/35/1  10 Apr 1654

1 doc

Contents:
Land in Smithicke in the parish of Budocke, Cornwall, on the beach or strand. George Wyatt: Sir Peter Killigrewe, Kt. (part document)

Quit claim  DD\SAS\C/432/35/2  26 May 1670

1 doc

Contents:
Land and dwelling as at 1. Samuel Sprackett (administrator for the estate of Alice Sprackett, decd., formerly Alice Wyatt); Emma Wyatt,widow.

Quit claim  DD\SAS\C/432/35/3  29 Dec 1676

2 docts

Contents:
Land and dwelling as at 1. George Wyatt the younger: Emma Wyatt,widow.

Assignment  DD\SAS\C/432/35/4  29 Dec 1676-30 Dec 1676

2 docts

Contents:
By Emma Wyatt upon her death; land and dwelling as at 1, to William Gill, John Ford and Tobias Osborne of Taunton in consideration of their paying existing debts of £114. and payment of annuity of £20 per year as long as she lives. Henry Henley,Edward periman, John Hinder,creditors.

Somerset Wills  DD\SAS\C/432/36  1821-1825

2 docs

Contents:
Probate of Will of Rev.Jas.Bernard(lately Camplin) of Combe Florey,cler,15 Jan.1821,Codicils(3),1821-22,pr. P.C.C. 4 March 1824. 1821-24(1)
Probate of Will of Rev.Warre Squire Bradley,vicar of Chard and Timberscombe,3 Feb.1824,pr.PCC.20 May 1825. 1824-5(1)

Hammet docts.  DD\SAS\C/432/37  1765-1767

1 bundle

Contents:
Copies of Surrenders by Benjamin Hammet of the City of London,merchant, in consideration of marr.already had with Louisa Esdaile of Burnhill Row in par.of St.Luke(co.Middx) dau. of Sir Jas.E.; to intents expressed in deed of 1763, in hundreds of Holway and Hull.[1 file of 23 ff.]. 1767
Copies of Surrenders (as above].[6 loose ff.] 1767
Agreement by Laurence Holker to sell to Benjamin Hammet a customary farm called Holloway Farm in man. of Taunton Dean. 1767
Settlement on marr. of Benjamin Hammet and Louisa Esdaile 1765
[Note: Deeds re Esdaile and business of girdler in co.Middx. sent to Middx.1967].

Slade documents  DD\SAS\C/432/38  1819-1868

11 documents

Contents:
Deeds,etc. re affairs of various members of the Slade family incl. Admon.with Will and two Codicils annexed of Count de Puysegur, 12 Dec.1819, Cods.1820(2),admon.PCC 31 Aug.1820; Probate of Will of Louis Philippe Henry Elizabeth De Sade, 3 Nov.1827,Cods.1833(2),pr.PCC.22 Mar.1833; and Settlement on the marriage of Chas.Henry Slade residing in Florence, and Anna Helen Fleulard of Florence,1852.

Legacy Receipts,Accounts etc.  DD\SAS\C/432/39  1831-1833

22 docs

Contents:
Concerning Chas.Geo.Slade and John Slade (Exors. of Mrs.Charlotte Cobham of Shenfield, co.Berks). [22 papers].

Conveyance of Vagrants  DD\SAS\C/432/40  1703

9 docs

Contents:
Warrants for payment of expenses of conveyance of vagrants from Chedzoy to Maiden Bradley(1), Yeovil-Axminster(1), Withypool-Bradford(co.Wilts)(7).

Miscellaneous Documents  DD\SAS\C/432/41  1796-1876

1 bundle

Contents:
Account of what passed between Mr.Downman and Mr.Ley re Court Place [?Exminster]. n.d. (1)
Postnuptial Settlement re Richard Stovin,esq.,major in 17th Regt. of Foot and wife Frances(née Acland),re ppty in Fairfield. 1796(1)
Deeds re Lindsay family and annuities,etc. 1849,1861
Deeds re Clayton family and annuities,etc. 1828-1872(4)
Deeds re Angelina Daniel of Bath,annuity,etc. 1863(2)
Deed re Ley family and annuities,etc. 1876
War Department (USA) Weather Map. [2 copies] 1872(2)

Miscellaneous Wills  DD\SAS\C/432/42  1776-1801

1 bundle

Contents:
Nuncupative Will, with Affidavit and letters of Admon., 1801 of Charles Immenhausen, Capt. in H.M.60th Regt. of Foot, on board "The George",26 Apr.1801,Affid.14 Aug.1801,Admon PCC 22 Aug.1801
Probate of will of Sir Trevor Corry of Dantzig in Poland 1776-85(1) and now of Newry (co.Down,Ireland),11 July 1776,Cod.24 Feb. 1780,pr.PCC. 12 Mar.1785.

Island of St.Christopher(W.Indies) and Demerara  DD\SAS\C/432/43  1807-1820

6 docs

Contents:
Settlement on the marriage of Clifton Wintringham Loscombe of Exmouth(co.Devon),esq., and Maria Frances Rawlins of same,affecting plantations and negroes thereon in the Island of St.Christopher in the West Indies. 1807
Deeds re the plantations of Endraught and Mon Repos in Demerara and the Devisees of the late Joseph Hamer of the same. [Note: Deed of 28 Jan 1820 has schedule of negroes].

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/432/44  1824

5 docs

Contents:
Re the plantations in Demerara[See C/432/43].

Deeds  DD\SAS\C/432/45  1830-1838

7 docs

Contents:
Re the plantations in Demerara[See C/432/43].

Pamphlet: Notes on the history of Taunton Castle, 1954.  DD\SAS\C/497  [n.d.]

Maps and plans of various parishes.  DD\SAS\C/549  [n.d.]

Maps and Plans transferred from Taunton Castle Museum in 1955.  DD\SAS\C/549/1  c.1760-1841

19 docs

Contents:
Somerset
A Plan of the Parishes of Pilton and North Wootton in the County of Somerset inscribed to Partge.Smith,Esq.,Benj.Tuthill,Surveyor,Dinder,near Wells,Somerset,1809. Ink and Watercolour on parchment.
50"(h) x 92"(w). Scale 6 chains to one inch.
Map of the Manor of Cloford in the County of Somerset,belonging to Thomas Horner,esq. Watercolour on linen-backed paper.
40"(h) x 49"(w). Scale, not stated.
A.Crocker and Son,Surveyors,Frome,1800
Plan of Estates,Manors and Lands in the parishes of Spaxton,Stogursey, Over and Nether Stowey,Kilve,Stockland Bristol, and Fiddington in the County of Somerset, the property of Henry Harvey,esq.1825.
Watercolour on parchment.
48"(h) x 40"(w). Scale 8 chains to one inch.
A Plan of the manor of West Lydford in the county of Somerset. Property of Edward Francis Colston,esq., Y. and J.P.Sturge,1837.
Watercolour on parchment.
32"(h) x 35"(w). Scale, 6 chains to one inch.
A Map of Estates in the parishes of Kilmersdon,Babington and Mells in the county of Somerset. The property of J.MoorePaget,esq.
T.O.Bennett of Bruton,surveyor,1830. Watercolour on linen-backed paper.
30"(h) x 39"(w). Scale 4 chains to one inch.
Map and Survey of the manor of Stoke Lane with part of the manor of Doulton in the county of Somerset. The Property of Thomas Horner,esq., of Mells in the county aforesaid. Ink and Watercolour on parchment.
27"(h) x 29"(w). Scale 7 chains to one inch. [n.d. c.1760]
Map and part of the manor of Stoke Lane,Ashwick Grove Estate in the parish of Ashwick and lands in the parishes of Shepton Mallet and Doulting in the county of Somerset belonging to Richard Strachey,esq. 1820. Ink and watercolour on parchment.
25"(h) x 20"(w).
A Plan of Broad Way Farm lying in the parish of Chilcompton in the county of Somerset the property of Mr.Josiah Savage. Surveyed by Samuel Veal in the year 1790. Ink and watercolour on paper.
22"(h) x 32"(w).
Plan of lands in the parish and manor of Shepton Beauchamp in the county of Somerset. Belonging to Thos.Grosvenor,esq. Surveyed by B.Pryce of Salisbury,1777. Ink and watercolour on parchment.
36"(h) x 25"(w).
Plan of Thorney Farm and Mill in the parish of Kingsbury in the county of Somerset. Belonging to Thomas Grosvenor,esq. Surveyed by B.Pryce of Salisbury,1777. Ink and watercolour on linen-backed paper.
29"(h) x 20"(w).
Plan of freehold estate [Stalls farm]. Upton Noble c.1830
Plan of the manor of Langport Westover in the county of Somerset, belonging to Thos.Grosvenor,esq. Surveyed by B.Pryce of Salisbury 1777. Ink and watercolour on linen-backed paper.
25"(h) x 37"(w).
Plan of a tenement in the parish of Bicknell in the county of Somerset, belonging to Thomas Grosvenor,esq. Surveyed by B.Pryce of Salisbury, 1777. Ink and watercolour on linen-backed paper.
20"(h) x 29"(w).
Plan of a farm or tenement in the parish of Isle Abbots within the Forest of Neroche in the county of Somerset. Belonging to Thomas Grosvenor,esq. Surveyed by B.Pryce of Salisbury,1777. Ink and watercolour on linen-backed paper.
20"(h) x 28"(w).
A Plan of lands in the parish of Middlezoy in the county of Somerset.
The property of Major Genl.John Barclay. Surveyed by Richard Cartwright,1801. Watercolour on parchment.
19"(h) x 28"(w). Scale, 8 chains to one inch.
Map and estates of John Lambert,esq. In the parishes of Babington and Mells in the county of Somerset. Purchased in Fee in 1815 by John Paget, Newberry,Somerset. A.Crocker & Son,Surveyors, Frome,1801. Ink and watercolour on paper.
35"(h) x 22"(w). Scale 3 chains to one inch.[Shows a few fields in each parish].
Out County
Map of Roundway Park formerly called New Park the property and residence of Edward Francis Colston,esq.,1841. Ink and watercolour on parchment. Co.Wilts.
55"(h) x 35"(w). Scale 3 chains to one inch.
A survey of an Estate belonging to Christopher Darby Griffith,esq.
In the parishes of Little Missenden,Great Missenden,Amersham and Chesham in the county of Bucks.,1837. T.Parker,land Surveyor, Furnival's Inn,London. Watercolour on parchment.
34"(h) x 50"(w). Scale not stated.
Map of the whole of the parish of Clipsham in the county of Rutland chiefly belonging to Mrs.Jane Paget, Miss Frances Snow and Miss Mary Snow and of their lands in the parish or hamlet of Pickworth in the same county and in the parish of Castle Bytham in the county of Lincoln, 1838

The Dwelly Index.  DD\SAS\C/580b  [n.d.]


Related information: List of wills & Client files in Dwelly's Mss [DD/SAS c/580b] DD/X/JF 16

Contents:
[In its own series of boxes, etc.].

A. Index 1.  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Lexicographical Index to Phillimore's Somerset Marriage Registers, Volumes 1 - 14 (printed).
[Giving personal names, date of marriage, volume number and parish]
[Placed in 18 boxes: apparently complete]

Box 1  DD\SAS\C/580b1/1  nd

1 box

Contents:
A-Am
An-Ax
B-Baldwin
Bale-Barnard
Barnade-Baz

Box 2  DD\SAS\C/580b1/2  nd

1 box

Contents:
Be-Berrisford
Berry-Bishop
Bishope-Bomment
Boncombe-Bown
Bowne-Broadway
Broaninge-Brysse

Box 3  DD\SAS\C/580b1/3  nd

1 box

Contents:
Bu-Burnd
Burne-Bz
C-Caswel
Caswell-Chedzy
Cheeck-Clark
Clarke-Cogan

Box 4  DD\SAS\C/580b1/4  nd

1 box

Contents:
Cogan-Collins
Collinson-Corfe
Corfel-Cozons
Cra-Cuff
Cuffe-Darby

Box 5  DD\SAS\C/580b1/5  nd

1 box

Contents:
Darbye-Daynty
Dea-Dixt
Do-Dryer
Duark-Dz
E-Ellot
Ellot-Fathers

Box 6  DD\SAS\C/580b1/6  nd

1 box

Contents:
Fatsome-Forttes
Fortune-Fry
Fryar-Gare
Garen-Gilford
Gilham-Gold
Goldborough-Goz

Box 7  DD\SAS\C/580b1/7  nd

1 box

Contents:
Grabham-Grove
Groves-Ham
Haman-Harris
Harrise-Hayvord

Box 8  DD\SAS\C/580b1/8  nd

1 box

Contents:
Hayward-Heywood
Hi-Hill, S.
Hill, T - Honeywill
Hock-How

Box 9  DD\SAS\C/580b1/9  nd

1 box

Contents:
Howalls-Hurford
Hurforde-Indow
Indur-Jenkins
Jenkyn-Jz
Kains-Kingsbury
Kingshery-Lapam

Box 10  DD\SAS\C/580b1/10  nd

1 box

Contents:
Lapham-Leives
Lekey-Locke
Lockear-Lytte
Ma-Mark

Box 11  DD\SAS\C/580b1/11  nd

1 box

Contents:
Markcombe-Mathey
Mathwe-Meylard
Mh-Mi
Moare-Morshe
Morss-Newton

Box 12  DD\SAS\C/580b1/12  nd

1 box

Contents:
Newton-Nz
O
P-Parker
Parkes-Payton
Peace-Peyton

Box 13  DD\SAS\C/580b1/13  nd

1 box

Contents:
Pher-Pine
Piner-Podger
Podgger-Popitt
Pople-Pring
Pringe-Pz

Box 14  DD\SAS\C/580b1/14  nd

1 box

Contents:
Quick-Ren
Rendell-Rixton
Roach-Row
Rowcliffe-Rwo and Rytherdon
S-Scott
Scotte-Shepherd

Box 15  DD\SAS\C/580b1/15  nd

1 box

Contents:
Shepird-Simms
Simon-Sminy
Smith-Sowthie
Sowtholde-Stapleton
Staple-Stokes

Box 16  DD\SAS\C/580b1/16  nd

1 box

Contents:
Stokey-Stynton
Suby-Syson
T-Tayloure
Teackel-Tizzard
Tlisher-Tribeck
Tribick-Tucker

Box 17  DD\SAS\C/580b1/17  nd

1 box

Contents:
Tuckerman-Utturmeade
V
W-Ward
Warde-Webber
Webbere-Wheddon

Box 18  DD\SAS\C/580b1/18  nd

1 box

Contents:
Wheden-Whurn
Wiaskmoore-Wilmote
Wilmott-Woode
Woodall-Wythyman
Y and Z

B. Index 2.  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Dwelly's Parish Records Volume 2. (Bishop's Transcripts Wells)
[Giving personal names, date and parish]
[Placed in 49 boxes: apparently complete]
See also Index K.

Box 1  DD\SAS\C/580b2/1  [n.d.]

7 bundles

Contents:
Unsorted Slips A

Box 2  DD\SAS\C/580b2/2  [n.d.]

3 bundles

Contents:
Ba

Box 3  DD\SAS\C/580b2/3  [n.d.]

22 bundles

Contents:
Ba-Be

Box 4  DD\SAS\C/580b2/4  [n.d.]

10 bundles

Contents:
Be-Br

Box 5  DD\SAS\C/580b2/5  [n.d.]

12 bundles

Contents:
Br-Bu

Box 6  DD\SAS\C/580b2/6  [n.d.]

7 bundles

Contents:
Bu-Ca

Box 7  DD\SAS\C/580b2/7  [n.d.]

6 bundles

Contents:
Ch-Cl

Box 8  DD\SAS\C/580b2/8  [n.d.]

5 bundles

Contents:
Co-

Box 9  DD\SAS\C/580b2/9  [n.d.]

8 bundles

Contents:
Co-Cr

Box 10  DD\SAS\C/580b2/10  [n.d.]

5 bundles

Contents:
Cu-De

Box 11  DD\SAS\C/580b2/11  [n.d.]

5 bundles

Contents:
De-Dy

Box 12  DD\SAS\C/580b2/12  [n.d.]

9 bundles

Contents:
E-Ez

Box 13  DD\SAS\C/580b2/13  [n.d.]

7 bundles

Contents:
Fa-Fu

Box 14  DD\SAS\C/580b2/14  [n.d.]

11 bundles

Contents:
Ga-Gl

Box 15  DD\SAS\C/580b2/15  [n.d.]

8 bundles

Contents:
Go-Gy

Box 16  DD\SAS\C/580b2/16  [n.d.]

6 bundles

Contents:
Ha-

Box 17  DD\SAS\C/580b2/17  [n.d.]

16 bundles

Contents:
Ha-Hi

Box 18  DD\SAS\C/580b2/18  [n.d.]

9 bundles

Contents:
Hill-Ho

Box 19  DD\SAS\C/580b2/19  [n.d.]

11 bundles

Contents:
Ho-Iz

Box 20  DD\SAS\C/580b2/20  [n.d.]

7 bundles

Contents:
Ja-Jy

Box 21  DD\SAS\C/580b2/21  [n.d.]

2 bundles

Contents:
K-La

Box 22  DD\SAS\C/580b2/22  [n.d.]

6 bundles

Contents:
Le-Ly

Box 23  DD\SAS\C/580b2/23  [n.d.]

7 bundles

Contents:
M-Me

Box 24  DD\SAS\C/580b2/24  [n.d.]

10 bundles

Contents:
Me-My

Box 25  DD\SAS\C/580b2/25  [n.d.]

11 bundles

Contents:
N-O

Box 26  DD\SAS\C/580b2/26  [n.d.]

10 bundles

Contents:
Pa-Pu

Box 27  DD\SAS\C/580b2/27  [n.d.]

7 bundles

Contents:
Pa-Pitcher

Box 28  DD\SAS\C/580b2/28  [n.d.]

9 bundles

Contents:
Pl-Q

Box 29  DD\SAS\C/580b2/29  [n.d.]

6 bundles

Contents:
R-Ri

Box 30  DD\SAS\C/580b2/30  [n.d.]

8 bundles

Contents:
Ro-Se

Box 31  DD\SAS\C/580b2/31  [n.d.]

11 bundles

Contents:
Se-Sl

Box 32  DD\SAS\C/580b2/32  [n.d.]

7 bundles

Contents:
Sm-St

Box 33  DD\SAS\C/580b2/33  [n.d.]

6 bundles

Contents:
St-Sw

Box 34  DD\SAS\C/580b2/34  [n.d.]

5 bundles

Contents:
Sy-Ti

Box 35  DD\SAS\C/580b2/35  [n.d.]

5 bundles

Contents:
To-Tw

Box 36  DD\SAS\C/580b2/36  [n.d.]

5 bundles

Contents:
U-Wa

Box 37  DD\SAS\C/580b2/37  [n.d.]

13 bundles

Contents:
We

Box 38  DD\SAS\C/580b2/38  [n.d.]

8 bundles

Contents:
Wh-Wi

Box 39  DD\SAS\C/580b2/39  [n.d.]

8 bundles

Contents:
Wo-Z

Index 3c(Australian).  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
References given as (a) "Calendar Australian Records (CO.201/)" and (b) "Australian Emigrant (CO.201/)"
[Giving personal names, date, and for (b) "ship" and place "from" not always entered] 1783-1794,
[Note: The reference would appear to be Public Record Office, New South Wales. Original Correspondence].
[Placed in 2 boxes: apparently complete but including unsorted and unnumbered slips]
Index to L 7 below N.B. some Founds H/er to the originals not calculated by Dwelly is L 7

Box 1  DD\SAS\C/580b3/1c  nd

1 box

Contents:
A-D
E - L

Box 2  DD\SAS\C/580b3/2c  nd

1 box

Contents:
M - R
S - Z

Index 3D(Miscellaneous Sources)  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
The sources given by Dwelly on a note are:
1. Existing Transcripts of Lost Devon Registers, 1595-1644
2. Dwelly's Parish Records, Volumes 3 and 6
3. Churchwarden's Accounts, Curry Rivel (MSS.)
4. Exchequer Lay Subsidy, 1 Edw.III,Som. Rec. Soc. Vol. 3
5. M[onumental] I[nscriptions], Wookey, Somerset
6. Notes and Queries, Somerset County Herald, 1897
7. Butcombe Marriage Registers, Somerset, 1605-1835
8. Marriages from Distant Parishes in Manchester Cathedral
9. M[onumental] I[nscriptions] Various
10. Court Rolls, Curry Rivel, Somerset, 1348/9, S.A.S.Vol. 56
11. Persons named in PCC.Wills proved in 1750 for Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset and Wiltshire
[Note: The Index Slips appear to indicate that a number of additional authorities were used, and the names refer to an area greater than the West Country]
[Placed in 12 boxes: incomplete, A-Cn only]

Box 1  DD\SAS\C/580b3/1d  nd

1 box

Contents:
A - An and list of contents of Index

Box 2  DD\SAS\C/580b3/2d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Ap - Ay

Box 3  DD\SAS\C/580b3/3d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Abell - Ba

Box 4  DD\SAS\C/580b3/4d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Ba - Barker

Box 5  DD\SAS\C/580b3/5d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Barlow - Beavans

Box 6  DD\SAS\C/580b3/6d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Bec - Bl

Box 7  DD\SAS\C/580b3/7d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Bl - Bo

Box 8  DD\SAS\C/580b3/8d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Bo - Br

Box 9  DD\SAS\C/580b3/9d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Br -

Box 10  DD\SAS\C/580b3/10d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Bristow - Bu

Box 11  DD\SAS\C/580b3/11d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Bu - Ca

Box 12  DD\SAS\C/580b3/12d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Cabell - Ch

Box 13  DD\SAS\C/580b3/13d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Ch - Cl

Box 14  DD\SAS\C/580b3/14d  nd

1 box

Contents:
Cl, Cn

E. Index 4.  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Phillimore's Devon Marriage Registers.
[Giving personal names, date of marriage, volume number and parish]
[Placed in 3 boxes; apparently complete]

Box 1  DD\SAS\C/580b4/1  [n.d.]

1 box

Contents:
A - D

Box 2  DD\SAS\C/580b4/2  [n.d.]

1 box

Contents:
E - M

Box 3  DD\SAS\C/580b4/3  [n.d.]

1 box

Contents:
P - T

Box 4  DD\SAS\C/580b4/4  [n.d.]

1 box

Contents:
V - Z, Subsidiary names of Clients' Ancestors, Plates, Extracts from Booksellers Catalogues relating to Archaeological Magazines, etc.

F. Clients' Files (Red Label).  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Correspondence, etc., and search results arranged alphabetically by names searched - relating to country generally.
[Marked "MS. Index 3"]
[Placed in 7 boxes]

Box 1  DD\SAS\C/580bF/1  nd

1 box

Contents:
A - C

Box 2  DD\SAS\C/580bF/2  nd

1 box

Contents:
D - G

Box 3  DD\SAS\C/580bF/3  nd

1 box

Contents:
H, I, K

Box 4  DD\SAS\C/580bF/4  nd

1 box

Contents:
L, M

Box 5  DD\SAS\C/580bF/5  nd

1 box

Contents:
N - Q

Box 6  DD\SAS\C/580bF/6  nd

1 box

Contents:
R, S

Box 7  DD\SAS\C/580bF/7  nd

1 box

Contents:
T, V, W, Z

G. Clients' Files (Yellow Label).  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
[As in F.]
[Placed in 13 boxes]

Box 1  DD\SAS\C/580bG/1  nd

Contents:
A

Box 2  DD\SAS\C/580bG/2  nd

Contents:
B

Box 3  DD\SAS\C/580bG/3  nd

Contents:
Bi

Box 4  DD\SAS\C/580bG/4  nd

Contents:
C

Box 5  DD\SAS\C/580bG/5  nd

Contents:
Ch, D

Box 6  DD\SAS\C/580bG/6  nd

Contents:
E - G

Box 7  DD\SAS\C/580bG/7  nd

Contents:
H

Box 8  DD\SAS\C/580bG/8  nd

Contents:
I, L

Box 9  DD\SAS\C/580bG/9  nd

Contents:
Mn, N

Box 10  DD\SAS\C/580bG/10  nd

Contents:
O. P.

Box 11  DD\SAS\C/580bG/11  nd

Contents:
Q, R

Box 12  DD\SAS\C/580bG/12  nd

Contents:
S

Box 13  DD\SAS\C/580bG/13  nd

Contents:
T, V, W, Y.

H. Clients' Files (Unlabelled).  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
[As in F.: but dealing with West Country only]
[Placed in 3 boxes]

Box 1  DD\SAS\C/580bH/1  nd

1 box

Contents:
A - G

Box 2  DD\SAS\C/580bH/2  nd

1 box

Contents:
H, K, L

Box 3  DD\SAS\C/580bH/3  nd

1 box

Contents:
R, S, T, W and 1 other file

J. Clients' Files (Unlabelled).  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Marked "Messiter" but including unarranged files of centent similar to F., but dealing mainly with Somerset.
[Placed in 2 boxes]

K. Dwelly's Parish Records.  [no ref. or date]

Contents:
Black half-bound volumes containing miscellaneous transcriptions (Monumental Inscriptions, Bishops Transcripts, etc.) relating to the country generally, but with a large West Country content)
[Note: some transcriptions are marked as printed]
[15 original volumes: placed in 13 boxes]
[Index No2. refers to these volumes].

Box 1  DD\SAS\C/580bK/1  nd

2 vols

Contents:
Vols. 1 and 2

Box 2  DD\SAS\C/580bK/2  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 3

Box 3  DD\SAS\C/580bK/3  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 4

Box 4  DD\SAS\C/580bK/4  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 5

Box 5  DD\SAS\C/580bK/5  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 6

Box 6  DD\SAS\C/580bK/6  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 7

Box 7  DD\SAS\C/580bK/7  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 8

Box 8  DD\SAS\C/580bK/8  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 9

Box 9  DD\SAS\C/580bK/9  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 10

Box 10  DD\SAS\C/580bK/10  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 11

Box 11  DD\SAS\C/580bK/11  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 12

Box 12  DD\SAS\C/580bK/12  nd

2 vols

Contents:
Vol. 13 and 14

Box 13  DD\SAS\C/580bK/13  nd

1 vol

Contents:
Vol. 15

L. Lists and contents of Various Public Records  [no ref.]  nd

1 box

Contents:
Lists of miscellaneous documents (e.g. Calendar of Lay Subsidies in P.R.O.)
Occasionally including personal names
1. Calendar of Lay Subsidies in P.R.O.(Various counties including Somerset)
[Give no.,date,place; description (marked N if include payers' names]
2. Roll of N.C.O's and Men present at the Battle of Waterloo with all the information given about them in the contemporary Regimental Pay Lists and Muster Rolls. Regt.,Rank and names.
3. Calendar of Pay Lists and extracts showing places of births and deaths, etc. (WO.12)
[Only a few regiments late 18th and early 19th century dealt with]
4. Local Family Relationships. Fleet, Hants., 1932 and nearby parishes.
[Chiefly from reports of local weddings and funerals]
5. Various short notes on Australian searches.
6. Calendar of Australian Records in P.R.O. (HO.11)
[Convict Transportation Registers] 19c.
[Give name of ship, date of sailing, number of convicts, but no personal names]
7. Annotated Calendar of CO/(Australian) 201
[Colonial Office Records. P.R.O.]
[Some lists of convicts given, late 18th cent. and some emigrants] 1783-1794, 1822 [see Index c]
8. Loose sheets for next MS. Volume of Records
[Rough lists of records in B.M., P.R.O., and Inscriptions at St. Bride's Chapel]
9. List of Non Conformist Registers at Somerset House
[Includes Somerset]
10. List of Muster Rolls of English Counties in S.P.Dom.
[Very scrappy]
11. List of Inhabitants on the Dorset Coast in 1803.
[Classifed as to capacity for service]
12. Miscellaneous loose papers.

M. Personnel names index to A.L.Humphreys' Somersetshire Parishes  [no ref. or date]

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