D/BASM/15/21 1838-1880

 

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The view of frankpledge with the court baron of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Monday the 30th day of April in the first year of the reign of our sovereign lady Queen Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith and in the year of our lord 1838 before John Taylor, gentleman, deputy steward of Thomas Marshall, gentleman, chief steward of the said manor.

The names of the jurors sworn and charged to inquire as well for our sovereign lady the queen as for the lord of the said manor.
 

James Coles, foreman, sworn      
Joseph Cawdrey } David Northcroft }
Joseph Edwards } Henry Goodridge }
Simeon Edwards } sworn Samuel Edwards } sworn
John Goodridge } John Ballard }
John Jones } and }
John Kemp } Thomas Edwards }


Who, being sworn and charged upon diverse articles touching the view of frank pledge, say and upon their oaths present that John Barnard, John Heron, John Watts, Terence O’Loghlin, Thomas Johnson, Thomas Langstone, Thomas Fellows with many others are residents within this manor and owe suit and service to this court and at this day held have made default. Therefore every one of them is amerced at the sums set over their respective names to be paid to the lord of this manor.

Election of Officers
At this court William Hearne and George Montague were nominated and appointed to serve the office of petty constables within the jurisdiction of this court for the year next ensuing.

Also at this court Joseph Tyrrell and Moses George were nominated and appointed to serve the office of headboroughs within the jurisdiction of this court for the year next ensuing.

Also at this court Joseph Boddy and Henry Goodridge were nominated, appointed and sworn to serve the office of haywards and poundkeepers within the jurisdiction of this court for the year next ensuing

Orders and Presentments[1]
The jurors, aforesaid, upon their oaths present that the common and wastelands within this manor have lately been very much injured by the cutting turf and carrying away [of] manure deposited by the cattle grazing thereon. It is therefore ordered that every person cutting turf without the leave of this court shall forfeit and pay to the lord of this manor the sum of ten shillings for every offence and that every person taking manure from the Common shall forfeit and pay to the lord of this manor the sum of five shillings for every offence.

 

Now of the Court Baron

James Edwards, foreman }
John Jones }
James Coles } sworn


Death of Sarah Edwards presented:[20]
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that Sarah Edwards (formerly Sarah Cooper, spinster), one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who whilst she lived held to her and her heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, the yearly quit-rent of six pence and other services, all that customary messuage, cottage or tenement now used as two cottages or tenements situated, lying and being in the town and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, lying within and parcel of the said manor heretofore in the tenure or occupation of James Burrows, afterwards of James Barton and now Daniel Jordan and Thomas Walden, and to which premises the said Sarah Edwards was admitted tenant by her then name and description of Sarah Cooper of Langley Marish in the said county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, at a court held in and for the said manor on the 16th day of October in the year 1771, as the daughter and heiress named in the last will and testament of Richard Cooper of Langley Marish, aforesaid, husbandman, deceased, since the last court died so thereof seised, whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods of the said Sarah Edwards, of which she was possessed at the time of her decease for a heriot, but the said Sarah Edwards, by reason of her being under coverture not having any cattle or goods which the lord of the said manor could seize, such heriot was lost.

Heir of Sarah Edwards presented:[20]
And it is further presented by the homage that Richard Edwards of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, labourer, is the eldest son and customary heir of the said Sarah Edwards, deceased.

Richard Edwards, heir of Sarah Edwards, admitted; rent 6d; fine £12:[20]
Now at this court came the said Richard Edwards in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold or customary messuages, cottages or tenements and hereditaments, of which the said Sarah died seised, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod.
To hold the same with their appurtenances unto the said Richard Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of six pence, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord the sum of £12 for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had, and he is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited.

Thomas Hutchins: absolute surrender to James Coles presented:[1]
Also at this court the homage present a certain absolute surrender made out of court on the ninth day of February 1838 by Thomas Hutchins, a customary tenant of the said manor in the words or to the purport and effect and in the manner following (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire the 9th day of February in the year of our lord 1838. Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, Thomas Hutchins of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, labourer, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of £40 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by James Coles of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, carpenter, at or before the taking [of] this present surrender, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, did out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and occupance of John Jones and James Edwards, two other copyholders or customary tenants of the same manor, according to the custom thereof, all that piece or parcel of customary or copyhold ground, containing by estimation 18 perches or thereabouts (be the same more or less), situated and being on the north end of Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and to which the said Thomas Hutchins was remitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 23rd day of June in the year 1814 upon the voluntary grant of the lord of the said manor, together with the cottage or tenement wherein the said Thomas Hutchins does now dwell and since the court erected by him on the said piece or parcel of ground, and which said cottage or tenement and ground are bounded towards the north by a meadow of the duke of Somerset in the occupation of Elizabeth Brown, widow, towards the east by Latchmore Pond, and towards the south and west by Gerrards Cross Common. And all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, commons, common of pasture, and other commonable rights, hedges, ditches, trees, fences, mounds, ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, liberties, privileges, easements, profits, commodities, advantages, endowments, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the same cottage or tenement, garden and other hereditaments hereinbefore described, belonging or in anywise appertaining, and therewith held, used, let, occupied, possessed or enjoyed or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known as part, parcel or member thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, tithe, interest, use, trust, property, profit, inheritance, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him the said Thomas Hutchins of, in, to and out of the same hereditaments and every or any part or parish thereof. To the use and behoof of the said James Coles, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of this said manor. The mark of Thomas Hutchins. Taken out of court the day and year first, above-written, by us John Jones, James Edwards.” Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods of the said Thomas Hutchins, whereof he was possessed at the time of making the said surrender, for an heriot according to the custom of the said manor, which has been compounded for.

James Coles admitted on the absolute surrender of Thomas Hutchins. Rent 2s 6d. Fine £5. [1] 
Now to this court came the said James Coles in his own proper person and prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said cottage or tenement, piece or parcel of ground and hereditaments surrendered to him in manner aforesaid with the appurtenances to whom the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said James Coles, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of two shillings and six pence, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord the sum of £5 for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, and he was admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited.

Death of Nathaniel Hunt presented. 1st proclamation for the heir or devisee of.
Also at this court it is found and presented by the homage that Nathaniel Hunt, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who whilst he lived held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, the yearly quit-rent of one shilling and other services, all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the orchard, yard and garden thereto belonging, situate on the north side of a green called Layter’s Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Joseph Honnour and late of the said Nathaniel Hunt, and to which premises the said Nathaniel Hunt was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 17th day of October 1804 on the absolute surrender of Thomas Rolfe the elder, since the last court died so thereof seised whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Nathaniel Hunt was possessed at the time of this decease, for an heriot, but who is entitled to take admittance to the said hereditaments as customary heir or devisee of the said Nathaniel Hunt or otherwise does not appear. And forasmuch as no one appears at this court to take admittance to the same customary hereditaments, the first proclamation is made for the customary heir or other person to come into court and take admittance thereto but no one came and such proclamation and default are therefore recorded.

Death and will of William Dennis Jones presented. Heriot £8 15s.[3]
At this court it was found and presented by the homage that William Dennis Jones, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, maltster, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who whilst he lived held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, the yearly quit-rent of one shilling and other services, all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement commonly called Water Hall, heretofore in the occupation of Thomas Harwick and Thomas Lane, afterwards of Joseph Chap and the said Thomas Lane, and now of James Douglas and James Phillips, and to which the said William Dennis Jones by the name of William Jones was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 25th day of November 1799 as the eldest son and customary heir of John Jones, his late father, deceased, since the last court, (to wit) on the 17th day of January 1838, died so thereof seised, whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said William Dennis Jones was possessed at the time of his decease, for an heriot, which was compounded for [and] at the sum of £8 15s and paid to the lord of the said manor. And it is further found and presented by the homage that the said William Dennis Jones made and published his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 29th day of December 1831, and thereby gave and devised unto his wife Anne Jones all those his cottages or tenements, situated and being at Water Hall, aforesaid, then in the occupation of James Douglas and James Hutchins, with their appurtenances. To hold the same unto the said Anne Jones and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease he gave and devised the same unto his eldest son William Dennis Jones and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life and from and after his decease the said testator gave and devised the same unto his third and youngest son Daniel Jones, his heirs and assigns forever, subject as in the said will is mentioned.

Anne Jones and William Dennis Jones admitted devisees for life under the will of William Dennis Jones.
Rent 1s.
1st fine £11 6d.
2nd fine £5 10s.
Now at this court came the said Anne Jones and William Dennis Jones (the son) in their own proper persons and produced the will of said William Dennis Jones, deceased, and prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenants to all and singular the said copyhold or customary messuages or tenements so devised to them in manner, aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with their appurtenances unto the said Anne Jones and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life, and from and after her decease to hold the same unto the said William Dennis Jones (the son) and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life according to the tenor, purport and effect of the will of the said William Jones, deceased, of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of one shilling, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and the other services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord the sum of £11 6d and £5 10s for fines on such their estate and entry so thereof to be had, and they were admitted tenants, but fealty was respited.

Robert Crook Walford: his authority to enter satisfaction presented on conditional surrender from Joseph Tilbury.
At this court the homage present a certain instrument in writing under the hand of Robert Crook Walford, bearing date the 18th of March 1837, in the words and figures following, (that is to say): “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. To Thomas Marshall, steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and to his lawful deputy and to the steward or deputy steward of the said manor for the time being, I, Robert Crook Walford of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, do hereby acknowledge to have this day received of and from Joseph Tilbury of the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, bricklayer, all principal money and interest secured and due and owing to me upon or by virtue of a conditional surrender of a certain piece or parcel of copyhold land and divers messuages, cottages or tenements and other buildings erected and built thereon and then in the several occupations of Joseph Bowden, William Hawkins, James Wilson, William Eldridge and Timothy Harris, situated within and held of the said manor and made by the name of Joseph Tilbury, (to wit) on or about the 28th day of October 1833 for the principal sum of £59 and interest for the same and which said conditional surrender has been duly presented and recorded on the court rolls of the said manor. And therefore I do hereby direct, authorise and require you the said steward or your lawful deputy or the steward or deputy steward for the time being to enter or cause to be entered on the court rolls of the said manor this my acknowledgment of satisfaction of and for all principal and interest money secured to me by the said conditional surrender, and for your so doing this shall be to you and each of you a sufficient warrant and authority. Witness my hand this 18th day of March 1837. Robert Crook Walford. Witness to the signing: Benjamin Smith, clerk to Mr Walford, Uxbridge.

Joseph Tilbury: his conditional surrender to J. W. Walford in trust for John Ratcliff presented:
Also at this court the homage present a certain conditional surrender made out of court on the 18th day of March 1837 by Joseph Tilbury, a customary tenant of the said manor in the words or to the purport and effect and in manner following (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 18th day of March in the year of our Lord 1837 Joseph Tilbury of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, carpenter, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £100 of lawful money of Great Britain to him paid by John Ratcliff of Harefield in the county of Middlesex, butcher, (being a sum advanced by the said John Ratcliff on the security of the copyhold hereditaments hereinafter described in addition to a former sum of £100 already secured to him thereon as hereinafter mentioned), and at the request and by the direction of the said John Ratcliff testified by his subscribing his name at the foot of these presents, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Henry Goodridge and Thomas Shackell, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor all that piece of enclosed land heretofore parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 24 poles or thereabouts, situated near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, adjoining the house now or late of James Coles. And also all those five messuages, cottages or tenements and other buildings erected and built on the said piece of ground and late in the several tenures or occupations of Joseph Bowden, William Hawkins, James Wilson, William Eldridge and Timothy Harris, but now of the said Joseph Bowden, Henry Meades, James Wilson, John Nash and Dinah Barrett, together with the appurtenances, and to which said piece of ground the said Joseph Tilbury was admitted tenant at a general court baron held for the said manor on the 11th day of April 1821. All which said hereditaments were by the said Joseph Tilbury surrendered out of court on the 22nd day of January 1825, to the use of Thomas Witts Walford, hereinafter described, his heirs and assigns upon certain trusts therein mentioned and with a power of sale for securing to Daniel Jones, gentleman, his executors, administrators and assigns the payment of the principal sum of £100 with interest for the same, and which principal sum is still unpaid and is now vested in the said John Ratcliff by virtue of an assignment made to him thereof by the said Daniel Jones by a certain indenture, bearing date the 19th day of March 1835 and made between the said Joseph Tilbury of the first part, the said Daniel Jones of the second part, the said John Ratcliff of the third part, and the said Thomas Witts Walford of the fourth part. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits of all and singular the said premises. And all the estate, right, title, inheritance, interest, trust, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of the said Joseph Tilbury of, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises. To the use and behoof of Thomas Witts Walford of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, but subject, nevertheless, to the said surrender of the 22nd day of January 1825 and to the payment of the principal money thereby secured and now vested in the said John Ratcliff, as aforesaid, and the interest to become due for the same and subject also to the provisoes hereinafter contained or referred to, (that is to say): Provided always that, if the said Joseph Tilbury, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns do and shall pay or cause to be paid unto the said John Ratcliff, his executors, administrators or assigns the sum of £100 of lawful money of Great Britain in satisfaction of the like principal sum now advanced, as aforesaid, together with interest for the same after the rate of £5 per centum per annum on the 18th day of September now next ensuing without any deduction or abatement on any account whatsoever, then and in such case, but without prejudice to the said surrender of the 22nd day of January 1825 and the said indenture of assignment of the 19th day of March 1835 respectively and the powers and remedies therein respectively contained as to the principal and interest monies thereby secured, this present surrender shall be void and of no effect, but otherwise the same shall be and remain in full force and virtue. Provided also and it is hereby declared and agreed between and by the said Joseph Tilbury, Thomas Witts Walford and John Ratcliff and the said Joseph Tilbury doth hereby expressly direct that it shall be lawful for the said Thomas Witts Walford, his heirs or assigns to use and exercise the power of sale and other the powers and authorities given to and now vested in the said Thomas Witts Walford by the said surrender of the 22nd day of January 1825 and the said indenture of the 19th day of March 1835, not only for raising and paying the principal and interest monies secured by the same surrender, but also for raising and paying the said principal sum of £100 hereby secured and the interest thereof, anything in the said surrender of the 22nd day of January 1825 contained to the contrary notwithstanding. Joseph Tilbury. John Ratcliff. Taken and accepted the day and year first above-written by us, Henry Goodridge, Thomas Shackell. Received on the day of the date of the above surrender of and from the above-named John Ratcliff the sum of £100, being the consideration money in the same surrender mentioned to be paid by him to me. Witness my hand, Joseph Tilbury. Witness Henry Goodridge, Thomas Shackell.”

William Boddy admitted on voluntary grant. Rent 2s 6d. Fine £8. Fine afterwards remitted.[4] 
Also at this court, the homage having presented that it would be of no damage to any person whomsoever, if the lord should grant his licence to William Boddy of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, wheelwright, to enclose all that piece or parcel of waste ground, containing by admeasurement 20 poles or thereabouts, situate at Gravelly Hill near to the town of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on which said piece or parcel of ground the said William Boddy hath lately erected a cottage or tenement, now in his own occupation, whereupon, upon the petition of the said William Boddy, the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward did with the consent of the said homage grant seisin by the rod unto the said William Boddy his heirs and assigns forever of all that the said piece or parcel of ground with the cottage or tenement, erected and standing thereon. To hold the same unto the said William Boddy his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, payable at Michaelmas, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot and other customary fines on death or alienation and other services thereof to become due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord £8 for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

John Staple Ive and James Vernell, their absolute surrender to Thomas Ward presented.[5] At this court the homage present a certain absolute surrender made out of court on the 9th day of February 1836 before Thomas Lightfoot, esquire, then steward of the said manor, by John Staple Ive and James Vernell, two customary tenants of the said manor, in the words or to the purport and effect and in manner following, that is to say: “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Whereas George Ive of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, being at the date of his will and also at his decease, which happened on or about the 14th day of October 1833, seised to him and his heirs of the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered with the appurtenances, made and duly published his last will and testament in writing (attested so as to pass freehold estates), bearing date the 6th day of October 1832, whereby he gave and devised his freehold and copyhold or customary estates whatsoever and wheresoever, and of what nature or kindsoever the same may be at the time of his decease, unto his wife Anne Ive, John Staples Ive, in the said will by mistake called John Staple Ive, James Vernell and Edward Eley, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns according to the natures and tenures of such estates respectively upon trust to receive and pay unto his said wife and her assigns or otherwise to permit her to receive or retain the rents, issues and profits of all his said freehold and copyhold or customary estates during her natural life for her own sole use and beneficial enjoyment, and from and immediately after the decease of his said wife upon trust that they the said trustees or the survivor of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor did and should as soon as conveniently might be after the decease of his said wife first give a preference to his nephew, Mr David Briggs, to purchase all or any of such his said freehold and copyhold or customary estates of such sum of money as two men of judgement in the valuation of real property should declare the same to be then worth, and if the two surveyors, who might be called in to value the same, should disagree, then at such sum of money as a third person to be nominated should declare the said estate or estates to be worth and to convey the same unto his said nephew David Briggs, his heirs and assigns as payment of the purchase money accordingly, and in case he should decline to become a purchaser of any or either of his said estate or estates, then it was the testator’s desire that any of his other nephews and nieces, David Briggs, Mary Hayley, Lydia the wife of George Wade Welton, Janet Briggs, Elizabeth Ive Vernell, Margaret Briggs, John Mallam and Francis Mallam, thereinafter named, according to their seniority should have a like preference given to him or her upon the conditions, aforesaid, and to be conveyed to him or her heirs and assigns on payment of the purchase money accordingly, and such of his said freehold and copyhold or customary estates or estate as should not within three months next after the decease of his said wife be elected to be purchased by writing under the hand of the one so making or being entitled to make such election as aforesaid. And the said testator directed his said trustees and the survivor or the heirs or assigns of such survivor to sell and absolutely dispose of the same together or in parcels by public auction or private contract as to them or him should seem expedient for the best price or prices in money that could be reasonably had or gotten for the same respectively and to convey the same accordingly, and he directed that the receipt or receipts of the said trustees or the survivor or survivors of them or the heirs or assigns of such survivor for the money, for which the same should be so respectively sold, should from time to time be a sufficient discharge or sufficient discharges to the purchaser or purchasers of the said several premises thereinbefore made saleable by that his will or any part or parts thereof for his, her or their purchase money or so much thereof as should be therein acknowledged or expressed to have been received, and that such purchaser or purchasers his, her or their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns or any of them should not be afterwards answerable or accountable for any loss or misapplication of such purchase money or purchase monies, when so received, or any part or parts thereof, or be bound to see to the application of the same. And the said testator appointed the said Anne Ive, John Staples Ive, James Vernell and Edward Eley executrix and executors of that his will. And the said will was proved by the said John Staples Ive, James Vernell and Edward Eley alone in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on the 7th day of November 1833. And whereas the said Anne Ive departed this life in or about the 9th of September 1834. And whereas at a court held for the said manor of Chalfont St Peter on the 18th day of March 1835 the said James Vernell, John Staples Ive and Edward Eley were admitted to the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described upon the trusts in the said will mentioned. And whereas the said Anne Ive died in or about the month of September 1834 and the said Edward Eley died on or about the 28th day of October 1835. And whereas the hereditaments and premises hereinafter mentioned have been offered for sale (in pursuance of the will of the said George Ive) to the said David Briggs, Mary Hayley, Lydia the wife of George Wade Welton, Janet Briggs, Elizabeth Ive Vernell, Margaret Briggs, John Mallam and Francis Mallam respectively, and they have each and every of them successively refused to purchase the same. And whereas the said John Staples Ive and James Vernell have contracted with Thomas Ward of Leamington in the county of Warwick, esquire, for the sale to him of the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered with the appurtenances for £120. Now be it remembered that on the 9th day of February 1836, in consideration of the sum of £120 sterling by the said Thomas Ward paid to the said John Staples Ive and James Vernell at or before the passing of this surrender, the receipt whereof, as and in full for the absolute purchase of the hereditaments and premises hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered with the appurtenances, they do hereby acknowledge and thereof acquit, release and discharge the said Thomas Ward, his heirs and assigns forever. They, the said John Staples Ive and James Vernell, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hand and acceptance of Thomas Lightfoot, steward of the said manor, all that customary or copyhold messuage, cottage or tenement, wherein Anne Crayford, widow, formerly dwelt, wherein William Cawdrey afterwards dwelt and wherein George Serle lately dwelt, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire between a messuage or tenement and premises, belonging and in the occupation of Joseph Cowdery, on the one side and a messuage or tenement and premises, now or formerly belonging to and in the occupation of Martha the wife of William Gillibrand, late Martha Levers, spinster, on the other side, and fronting towards the public highway, leading from Chalfont St Peter to Goldhill, together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, ways, roads and rights of road, paths, passages, waters, watercourses and streams of water, easements, profits, privileges, liberties, advantages, emoluments, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said copyhold, messuage or tenement belonging or in any wise appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest, inheritance, use, trust, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever of the said John Staples Ive and James Vernell or either of them therein or thereto. To the use of the said Thomas Ward, his heirs and assigns forever. To be held of the lord of the said manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord by the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed. J. S. Ive. James Vernell. Taken and accepted the day and year, within-written, by me, Thomas Lightfoot, steward of the said manor. Received the day and year, within-written, of the within-named Charles Ward the sum of £120, being the consideration money, within-mentioned, to be paid by him to us, J. S. Ive, James Vernell. Witness: Thomas Lightfoot.” Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods of the said John Staples Ive and James Vernell, whereof they were seised at the time of their making the said surrender, for an heriot according to the custom of the said manor, which hath been compounded for.

Thomas Ward admitted on the absolute surrender of John Staples Ive and James Vernell.[5] 
Now to this court came the said Thomas Ward in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said copyhold, customary messuage or tenement and hereditaments surrendered to him in manner, aforesaid, with the appurtenances. To whom the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said Thomas Ward, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and the services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord the sum of £5 10s for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had and was admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited.

Death and will of Eady Thompson presented.[6]
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that Eady Thompson, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, widow, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who whilst she lived held to her and her heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy of court roll, suit of court, heriot when it happens, the yearly rent of 1s and other services, all that customary messuage or tenement situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, wherein George Sedgwick and William Bull heretofore successively dwelt and wherein widow Alderman doth now dwell, adjoining the house heretofore in the occupation of William Archer, and to which premises the said Eady Thompson was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 28th day of November 1818 as the wife and devisee named in the will of John Thompson, her late husband, deceased, since the last court, (to wit) on the 25th day of February 1837, died so thereof seised whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Eady Thompson was possessed at the time of her decease, for a heriot, which has been compounded for. And it is further found and presented by the homage that the said Eady Thompson made and published her last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 27th day of October 1828, and thereby gave and devised unto her youngest son William Thompson all that her messuage or tenement, wherein the said William Bull then dwelt, situate at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within and held of the said manor, to hold the same to him the said William Thompson, his heirs and assigns forever.

William Thompson, devisee of Eady Thompson, admitted. Rent 1s, fine £6.[6]
Now at this court came the said William Thompson in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said customary cottage or tenement with the appurtenances so devised to him in manner, aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said William Thompson, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord the sum of £6 for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had and he was admitted tenant, but fealty is respited.

Death of Thomas Peake, esquire, presented. 1st proclamation for the heir or devisee of.
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that Thomas Peake, late of Maltmans Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, esquire, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who whilst he lived held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy of court roll, the yearly quit-rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court and other services, all that piece of land at Maltmans Green, aforesaid, lately part of the waste of the said manor, but now enclosed, extending from the corner of a certain close of and belonging to the said William Jones, lord of the said manor, some time since in the tenure or occupation of Richard Hunt, to a certain pool of water on the said waste, which said piece of lands is 80 length [sic] 86 yards or thereabouts and in breadth at the west end thereof 22 yards or thereabouts, at the east end thereof 16 yards or thereabouts, and at the narrowest part thereof adjoining the barn or court house of the said Thomas Peake 5 yards or thereabouts, and abuts on the west end thereof on the said close, late in the occupation of the said Richard Hunt, at the east end thereof on the said pool of water, and on the north side thereof on the said ancient freehold lands and premises, late of the said Thomas Peake, called Maltmans Green house, and to which said piece of land the said Thomas Peake was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 28th day of November 1818 on the voluntary grant of the lord, since the last court, (to wit) on the 17th day of November 1837, died so thereof seised, but who is entitled to take admittance to the said hereditaments as the customary heir or devisee of the said Thomas Peake or otherwise did not appear. And forasmuch as no one appeared at this court to take admittance to the same customary hereditaments, the first proclamation was made for the customary heir or other person so entitled to come into court and take admittance thereto, but no one came and such proclamation and default are therefore recorded.

Death and intestacy of Edward Howis presented.[7]
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that Edward Howis, late of Knowsley in the county of Lancaster, gentleman, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who whilst he lived held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, two heriots when they shall happen, the yearly rents of 4d and 1s and other services, all those tofts of land, whereon several tenements formerly stood and since pulled down, and which said tofts are situated near Goldhill and were formerly in the occupation of George Woodward, esquire, deceased, and now or late in the occupation of Elizabeth, the widow of Robert Frisby, and also all those other tofts of land, whereon two other cottages or tenements formerly in the occupations of John Franklyn and Mary Herbert stood and since pulled down, situate, lying and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and to which said hereditaments the said Edward Howis was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 23rd day of February 1835 on the absolute surrender of the said Elizabeth Frisby, since the last court died so thereof seised, whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor two of the best live cattle and for want thereof two of the best of the goods, of which the said Edward Howis died possessed, for heriots according to the custom of the said manor, which were compounded for. And it is further found and presented by the homage that the said Edward Howis died intestate as to the customary hereditaments, of which he was so seised as aforesaid, as appeared by an official extract of the will of the said Edward Howis, produced in court and bearing date the 12th day of August 1833. And it was further found and presented by the homage that Edward Gunter Howis of Piccadilly in the liberty of Westminster, gentleman, was the great-grandson and heir at law of Richard Howis, heretofore of Coldred in the county of Kent, gentleman, [and] was the grandson[2] and heir at law of Stephen Howis, late of Coldred, aforesaid, the father of the said Edward Howis, and as such was the customary heir of him the said Edward Howis, deceased, and was entitled to take admittance to the said hereditaments, of which he so died seised as aforesaid.

Edward Gunter Howis, heir of Edward Howis, admitted. Rent 4d, rent 1s, fine £18 18s.[7] Now at this court came the said Edward Gunter Howis by James Thomas Westbrook White, gentleman, his attorney lawfully authorised, and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the copyhold or customary lands and hereditaments, of which the said Edward Howis so died seised as aforesaid, with their appurtenances, to which said Edward Gunter Howis by his said attorney the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said toft of land, formerly in the occupation of the said George Woodward, with the appurtenances unto the said Edward Gunter Howis, his heirs and assigns forever, and to hold the said two other tofts of land, whereon two cottages or tenements, formerly in the occupation of John Franklyn and Mary Herbert formerly stood and since pulled down, with their appurtenances unto the said Edward Gunter Howis, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rents of 4d and 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord the sum of £18 18s for fines for such his several estates and entries so thereof to be had and was admitted tenant to all the said premises, but his fealty was respited.

Death of Anne Beddall presented. 1st proclamation.
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that Anne Beddall, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who whilst she lived held to her and her heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, the yearly rent of 2s 6d and other services, all that piece of waste ground, containing thirteen and a half poles, situate on the east side of Gerrards Cross Heath, and to which the said Anne Beddall was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1827 on the voluntary grant of the lord, since the last court died so thereof seised, but who was entitled to take admittance to the said hereditaments as the customary heir or devisee of the said Anne Beddall or otherwise did not appear, and for as much as no one appeared at this court to take admittance to the same customary hereditaments, the first proclamation was made for the customary heir or other person so entitled to come into court and take admittance thereto, but no one came and such proclamation and default are therefore recorded.

Examined by me, John Taylor, deputy steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The special court baron of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Friday the 30th day of July in the 5th year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our lord 1841, before John Taylor, gentleman, deputy steward to Thomas Marshall, gentleman, chief steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Goodridge }
John Jones }
William Thompson }
Joseph Caudery } sworn
James Edwards }
John Kemp }
James Coles }


William Boddy, his absolute surrender. George Harman presented.[4]
At this court the homage present a certain absolute surrender, bearing date the 7th day of July 1841, from William Boddy in the words or to the purpose and effect following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 7th day of July 1841 William Boddy of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, beer retailer, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, and in consideration of the sum of £389 of lawful British money paid to him the said William Boddy by George Harman of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, brewer, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Simeon Edwards and James Edwards, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor according to the custom of the same manor, all that piece or parcel of ground, containing by estimation 20 poles or thereabouts, situate at Gravelly Hill near to the town of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, together with the newly erected messuage or cottage with the outbuildings and other erections thereon, as the same is now in the occupation of the said William Boddy, and being the same hereditaments and premises, to which the said William Boddy was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on or about the 30th day of April 1838. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, benefit, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said William Boddy in, to or out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said George Harman, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. William Boddy. Taken and accepted the day and year, first within-written, by us within the said manor. Simeon Edwards. James Edwards. Received the day and year first within written of and from the within named George Harman the sum of £389, being the consideration money, within-mentioned, to be paid by him to one William Boddy. Witness: Simeon Edwards, James Edwards.” Upon which said surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods whereof the said William Boddy was possessed at the time of such surrender for an heriot, which has been compounded for.
George Harman admitted on the absolute surrender of William Boddy.
Now to this court came the said George Harman by Edward Woolls, gentleman, his attorney, and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold or customary piece or parcel of ground with the messuage, cottage or tenement, outbuildings and other erections thereon so surrendered to his use as aforesaid. To which said George Harman by his attorney the lord of the said manor by his said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said George Harman, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises the sum of £8 8s and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Thomas Ward, his absolute surrender to John Chantry, esquire, presented. Heriot compounded for £5 5s.[5]
At this court the homage present a certain absolute surrender, bearing date the 24th day of June 1840, from Thomas Ward in the words or to the purport and effect following, (that is to say): “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on this 24th day of June 1840 Thomas Ward, late of Chalfont Heath in the said county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Hampton in the county of Middlesex, esquire, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of £170 of lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand paid by John Chantry of Chalfont Heath, aforesaid, esquire, did out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Taylor, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that customary or copyhold, messuage, cottage or tenement, wherein Anne Crawford, widow, formerly dwelt, wherein widow Cowdery afterwards dwelt, wherein George Searle afterwards dwelt, and wherein Luke Coleman now dwells, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire between a messuage or tenement a messuage or tenement and premises in the occupation of [blank] on the one said and a messuage or tenement and premises in the occupation of [blank] on the other side, and fronting towards the public highway leading from Chalfont St Peter to Goldhill, together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, waters, watercourses, yards, ways, paths, passages, lights, easements, timber and other trees, woods, underwoods, commons, common of pasture and turbary and other commonable rights, mines, quarries, feeding, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or tenement and premises belonging or therewith usually held, used or enjoyed, and together with free liberty to fetch and take water at the well there. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, inheritance, use, trust, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him the said Thomas Ward of, in, to or out of the said messuage or tenement and premises and every or any part thereof. To the use and behoof of the said John Chantry, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. Thomas Ward. Taken out of court the day and year first, above-written, by me John Taylor, deputy steward.” Whereupon thereupon to the lord a heriot, which hath been compounded for at the sum of £5 and 5s and paid by the said Thomas Ward to the lord of the said manor, upon which said surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Thomas Ward was possessed at the time of such surrender, for a heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of £5 5s and paid to the lord of the said manor.

John Chantry, esquire, admitted on the absolute surrender of Thomas Ward, esquire, admitted; rent 6d; fine £5 10s.[5]
Now to this court came the said John Chantry in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said copyhold or customary messuage, cottage or tenement, hereditaments [and] premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To which said John Chantry the lord of the said manor by his said deputy steward has granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Chantry, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as aforesaid, the sum of £5 10s and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Death of Nathaniel Hunt presented. John Andrew Hunt, heir of Nathaniel Hunt, presented.[8] 
At this court the homage present that Nathaniel Hunt, late of Layters Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, labourer, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor, all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the orchard, yard and garden and all and every the premises thereto belonging, situate on the north side of a green called by the name of Layters Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Joseph Honour and late of the said Nathaniel Hunt, deceased, held by copy of court roll of the said manor under the yearly rent of 1s, heriot when the same should happen, fealty, suit of court and other services, died on or about the [blank] day of September 1837 intestate seised of the same premises, whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Nathaniel Hunt was possessed at the time of his decease, for an heriot, which has been compounded for. And that John Andrew Hunt of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, husbandman, is the eldest son and customary heir of William Hunt, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, labourer, deceased, who was the eldest son and customary heir of the said Nathaniel Hunt and as such became entitled to the said hereditaments and premises, of which he, the said Nathaniel Hunt, died so seised, as aforesaid.

John Andrew Hunt admitted.[8]
Whereupon at this court came the said John Andrew Hunt in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold or customary messuage or tenement with the orchard, yard, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described, of which the said Nathaniel Hunt died so seised, as aforesaid. To which said John Andrew Hunt the lord of the said manor by his said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Andrew Hunt, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 1s, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, and other the duties and services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and re-entry so to be had in the premises, as aforesaid, the sum of [blank] and he is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

John Andrew Hunt: his absolute surrender to Charles Gurney.[8]
And immediately afterwards at the same court came [the] said John Andrew Hunt and in consideration of the sum of £130 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him in hand paid by Charles Gurney of Layters Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, farmer, in full for the absolute purchase of the said messuage or tenement and hereditaments, to which he, the said John Andrew Hunt, hath this day been admitted tenant, as aforesaid, and the customary inheritance thereof, the receipt whereof the said John Andrew Hunt did admit and acknowledge and in open court surrendered by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said John Taylor, deputy steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that the aforesaid messuage or tenement with the orchard, yard and garden and all and every the premises thereto belonging, situate, standing and being on the north side of the said green called Layters Green in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Joseph Honour, since of the said Nathaniel Hunt and now of [blank], together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, waters, watercourses, paths, passages, commodities, commons, common of pasture and other commonable rights, profits, priviliges, advantages, emoluments, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the same hereditaments and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known, used, occupied or enjoyed as part, parcel or member thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him, the said John Andrew Hunt, of, in, to or out of the said premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said Charles Gurney, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, upon which said surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said John Andrew Hunt was possessed at the time of making such surrender, which has been compounded for.

Charles Gurney admitted on the absolute surrender of John Andrew Hunt; rent 1s; fine £1.[8]
Whereupon at the same court came the said Charles Gurney in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To which said Charles Gurney the lord of the said manor by his said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Charles Gurney, his heirs and assigns forever of the lords of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom thereof by the yearly rent of 1s, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court, duties and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises the sum of 20s and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Death and will of Anne Jones presented. Heriot compounded for.[9]
At this court the homage present that Anne Jones, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, widow, who, whilst living, held to her and her heirs and assigns of the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire on the north-east side of the street or public highway there, and wherein Thomas Shepherd formerly dwelt and [blank] doth now dwell, and also all that customary malthouse adjoining to the said messuage or tenement on the south-east side thereof, now in the occupation of John Jones, together with the close or parcel of meadow or pasture ground, lying next and adjoining to the said messuage or tenement and malthouse or one of them, and containing by estimation one acre, be the same more or less, and now also in the occupation of the said John Jones, and also all that piece or parcel of customary arable land, lying and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in a common field there called Old Field and containing by estimation one acre, be the same more or less, held by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when the same happens and other customs and services, and to all which said premises the said Anne Jones, together with William Dennis Jones, her late husband, deceased, were admitted tenants at a court held in and for the said manor on the 11th day of April 1821 on the absolute surrender of John Jones, innholder. To hold to them the said William Dennis Jones and Anne Jones, his wife, their heirs and assigns forever in joint tenancy, died on or about the 19th day of April last, having survived her said husband, whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods whereof the said Anne Jones was possessed at the time of her decease for a heriot, which hath been compounded for at the sum of £2 14s and paid to the lord of the said manor. And the homage further present that the said Anne Jones duly made and published her last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 15th day of February 1841, and thereby devised unto her son John Jones of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, maltster, all her messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments, including the land in the Old Common Field, and all other her real estate both freehold and copyhold, situate at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, or elsewhere. To hold the same to him, his heirs and assigns forever subject to the payment of the legacies of £40 sterling to her son Daniel Jones, the like sum of £40 to her daughter Sarah, the wife of Richard Allen, and £10 to each of her two granddaughters Mary, the wife of Thomas Harding, and Maria Bett Jones, the daughter of her late son William Dennis Jones, deceased, to be paid to them respectively within nine calendar months next after her decease, and the said testatrix charged the said hereditaments with the payment thereof accordingly.

John Jones, devisee of Anne Jones, admitted; rent 2s 6d; fine £20.[9]
Now to this court came the said John Jones in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said copyhold or customary messuage or tenement, malthouse, lands, hereditaments and premises, of which the said Anne Jones so died seised, and by her said will devised to him in manner, aforesaid. To which said John Jones the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Jones, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom thereof by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, duties and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and interest so to be had in the premises the sum of £20 and he is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Death of Martha Gillibrand presented. Heriot compounded for. William Franklin White, heir of Martha Gillibrand, presented.[10]
At this court the homage present that Martha Gillibrand, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, widow (formerly Martha Lievers, widow), who, whilst living, held to her and her heirs and assigns of the lord of the said manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord by the yearly rent of 8d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services, all that messuage or tenement, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Mary Smith, widow, and Elizabeth Crayford, widow, and now of Luke Coleman, adjoining to the messuage formerly of William Dearman on the east side and the orchard or garden formerly of John Russell and the orchard called the Grainge on the south and west sides thereof, and the public highway, leading from Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to Uxbridge, on the north part thereof, with the appurtenances, and to which she the said Martha Gillibrand by her then name of Martha Lievers was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 10th day of October 1809 as the devisee of Joseph Lievers, her late husband, deceased, died on the 3rd day of March 1841 so thereof seised, whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods whereof the said Martha Gillibrand was possessed at the time of her decease for a heriot, which was compounded for at the sum of 25s and paid to the lord of the said manor. And the homage further present that William Franklin White of Tolworth Court in the parish of Long Ditton in the county of Surrey, farmer, (the eldest son and heir at law of William White, deceased, by Martha his wife, formerly Martha Franklin, spinster, who was the only daughter and heiress at law of William Franklin, deceased, the only brother of the said Martha Gillibrand, deceased), is now the customary heir and entitled to the said hereditaments and premised of which the said Martha Gillibrand so died seised, as aforesaid.

William Franklin White, admitted. Rent 8d, fine £15.[10]
Now to this court came the said William Frankin White in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said copyhold or customary messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises, of which the said Martha Gillibrand died so seised, as aforesaid. To which said William Franklin White the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod, to hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said William Franklin White, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 8d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen, duties, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as aforesaid, the sum of £15 and is admitted tenant thereof, and his fealty is respited and so forth.

Death and will of William Dennis Jones presented.[3]
At this court the homage present that William Dennis Jones, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, maltster, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord by the yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services, all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement commonly called Water Hall, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, heretofore in the occupation of Thomas Harwick and Thomas Lane, afterwards of the said Thomas Lane and Joseph Chap, and now or late of James Douglas and James Phillips, died on or about the 17th day of January 1838 so thereof seised, having made and published his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 29th day of December 1831, and thereby gave and devised unto his wife Anne Jones all those his cottages or tenements, situate and being at Water Hall, aforesaid, then in the occupation of James Douglass and James Hutchins with their appurtenances. To hold the same unto the said Anne Jones and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and from and after her decease he gave and devised the same unto his son William Dennis Jones and his assigns for and during the term of his natural life, and from and after his decease the said testator gave and devised the same unto his third and youngest son, Daniel Jones, his heirs and assigns forever, subject as in the said will is mentioned. And it is further presented by the homage that the said Anne Jones, the widow, and the said William Dennis Jones, the son of the said testator, have both departed this life.

Daniel Jones, devisee in remainder of William Dennis Jones, admitted. Rent 1s. Fine £10.
Whereupon at this court came the said Daniel Jones in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said copyhold or customary messuages or tenements, hereditaments and premises so devised to him in manner, aforesaid. To which said Daniel Jones the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said Daniel Jones, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as aforesaid, the sum of £10 and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Death and will of John Hatch presented. Death of John Hatch, the son and devisee in remainder, presented. Francis Hatch, heir of John Hatch, presented.[11]
At this court the homage present that John Hatch, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, who, whilst he lived, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services, all that cottage or tenenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Thomas Quaintry, and to which with other premises the said John Hatch was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 11th day of April 1801, died several years since, having first made and published his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 4th day of September 1823, whereby he gave and devised unto his wife, Sarah Hatch, all and singular his messuages, cottages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate, of which he might die seised or possessed of, with the rights, members and appurtenances to the same belonging. To hold the same unto the said Sarah Hatch and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease he devised unto his eldest son John Hatch all that his messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, wherein William Heath then dwelt, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, being copyhold of the inheritance of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid. To hold to him, his said son, his heirs and assigns forever. And at a court held in and for the said manor on the 5th day of November 1831 the said Sarah Hatch was admitted tenant to the said copyhold or customary hereditaments. To hold to her and her assigns during the term of her natural life according to the device contained in the will of the said John Hatch, deceased. And the homage also present that the said John Hatch, the son and devisee in remainder expectant on the death of the said Sarah Hatch, departed this life in or about the year 1835 intestate and without issue, leaving Francis Hatch of the town of Southampton, common carrier, his brother and customary heir him surviving.

Francis Hatch, admitted; rent 6d; fine £1.[11]
Now to this court came the said Francis Hatch in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all that the reversion or remainder expectant on the decease of the said Sarah Hatch of and in the said copyhold or customary messuage or tenement and hereditaments so devised by the will of the said John Hatch, the father, as aforesaid. To which said Francis Hatch the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances from and immediately after the decease of the said Sarah Hatch unto the said Francis Hatch, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises the sum of 20s and is admitted tenant thereof in manner and form, aforesaid, but his fealty is repited and so forth.

Sarah Hatch and Francis Hatch: absolute surrender to Job Green.[11]
And immediately afterwards at the same court came the said Sarah Hatch and Francis Hatch in their own proper persons and in consideration of the sum of £70 of lawful money current in Great Britain to them in hand well and truly paid by Job Green of Austin Wood in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, farmer, in full for the absolute purchase of the said messuage or tenement and hereditaments and the customary inheritance thereof, and in open court surrendered by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor according to their respective estates and interests in the premises by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor, all that the said messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, within the said manor, to which they, the said Sarah Hatch and Francis Hatch, have been respectively admitted tenants, as aforesaid, together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, waters, watercourses, paths, passages, profits, privileges, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereditaments and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known as part, parcel or member thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of them, the said Sarah Hatch and Francis Hatch, and each of them of, in, to or out of the same premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said Job Green, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Upon which said surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods of the said Sarah Hatch and Francis Hatch, whereof they were possessed at the time of making such surrender, for an heriot, which was compounded for at the sum of 5s and paid to the lord of the said manor.

Job Green admitted on the absolute surrender of Sarah Hatch and Francis Hatch; rent 6d; fine £7 10s [11]
And immediately afterwards came into court the said Job Green by James Coles, his attorney, and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said messuage, cottage or tenement so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To which said Job Green by his said attorney the lord of the said manor by his said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Job Green, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises the sum of £7 10s and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Thomas Hunt, on voluntary grant; rent 2s; fine £6.[12]
Also at this court the homage present that it will be of no damage to any person whomsoever, if the lord of the said manor should grant his licence to Thomas Hunt of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, yeoman, to enclose for himself and his heirs all that piece or parcel of ground, situate at Austin Wood in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, containing by estimation 20 poles, be the same more or less, now fenced off or staked out, being part of the common or waste land lying there, on which said piece or parcel of land the said Thomas Hunt hath lately erected and built a cottage or tenement in his own occupation. Whereupon on the petition of the said Thomas Hunt the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward did with the consent of the homage, present at this court, grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold with the appurtenances the same unto the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation whenever the same shall happen, customs and other services thereof to become due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises the sum of £6 and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth. Provided always, nevertheless, and the grant so made, as aforesaid, is upon this express condition, that he, the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns, or his or their tenants or occupiers of the said messuage or tenement and premises or any other messuage or building to be erected thereon, shall not nor will at any time or times hereafter permit or suffer the said premises to be used or occupied as and for a beer house or for the sale of beer by retail or otherwise either to be consumed on or off the said premises without the licence and consent in writing of the lord of the said manor for the time being first had and obtained on pain of forfeiture of all his or their estate and interest in the said estate and premises to the lord of the said manor for his own absolute use and benefit.

Death and will of Thomas Peake, esquire, presented.[13]
Also at this court the homage present that Thomas Peake, late of Maltmans Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, esquire, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, lately died seised to him and his heirs of and in all that piece of ground, formerly part of the waste of the said manor, situate at Maltmans Green, aforesaid, and long since enclosed, extending from the corner of a certain close, formerly belonging to the Reverend William Jones and now of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, and formerly in the occupation of Richard Hunt, to a certain pool of water on the said waste, and which said piece of land is 86 yards or thereabouts in length, and in breadth at the west end thereof 22 yards or thereabouts, at the east end thereof 16 yards or thereabouts, and at the narrowest part thereof adjoining the barn or carthouse, late of the said Thomas Peake, 5 yards or thereabouts, and abuts at the west end thereof on the close, formerly in the tenure or occupation of the said Richard Hunt, at the east end thereof on the said pool of water and on the north side thereof on the ancient freehold lands and premises, late of the said Thomas Peake, called Maltmans Green, and to which said piece or parcel of ground the said Thomas Peake was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 28th day of November 1818 on the voluntary grant of the lord of the said manor. And the homage present that the said Thomas Peake duly made and published his last will and testament in writing, bearing date on or about the 17th day of May 1828 and a codicil thereto dated the 23rd day of November 1836, whereby he devised his house, land and premises at Chalfont St Peter unto his wife Eleanor Peake for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease the said testator devised the same and every part thereof with the appurtenances unto his son Thomas Peake, his heirs and assigns forever, and by a further codicil dated the 29th day of March 1837 after reciting the death of his son the said Thomas Peake the said testator devised and bequeathed to his eldest son Hugh Budgen Peake and his heirs after the decease of his mother, all that the messuage, cottage, lands and premises with the appurtenances at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, which said will with the codicil thereto was duly proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on the 8th day of December 1837 by the said Hugh Budgen Peake and Robert William Peake, the executors therein named.

Peake, Eleanor, devisee for life under the will of Thomas Peake, esquire, admitted; rent 5s; fine £1.[13]
Now at this court came the said Eleanor Peake by James Edwards, her attorney, and humbly prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said piece or parcel of ground and hereditaments, of which the said Thomas Peake, the testator, so died seised, and which was devised to her by the codicils to his said will in manner, aforesaid. To which said Eleanor Peake by her said attorney the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Eleanor Peake and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life according to the form and effect of the said codicils to the will of the said Thomas Peake, deceased, of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate and entry so to be had in the premises the sum of 20s and is admitted tenant thereof, but her fealty is respited and so forth.

Luke Coleman admitted on voluntary grant.[14]
Also at this court the homage present that it will be of no damage to any person whomsoever, if the lord of the said manor should allow Luke Coleman of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, carpenter, to enclose for himself and his heirs all that piece or parcel of ground, situate on Gerrards Cross Common near to the Pack Horse Inn and containing 31 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, and lying near to or adjoining the estate and property of William Langstone. Whereupon on the petition of the said Luke Coleman the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward did with the consent of the homage then present at this court grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said Luke Coleman, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation whenever the same shall happen, duties, customs and other services to become due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises the sum of £2 and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth. Provided always, nevertheless, and the grant so made, as aforesaid, is upon this express condition that he, the said Luke Coleman, his heirs and assigns shall not nor will at any time or times hereafter erect and build or permit or suffer to be erected and built on the said piece or parcel of ground or on any part thereof any messuage or tenement or other building to be used and occupied as and for a beer shop or for the sale of beer by retail or otherwise either to be consumed on or off the said premises without the licence and consent in writing of the lord of the said manor for the time being first had and obtained on pain of forfeiture of all his or their estate and interest in the said estate and premises to the lord of the said manor for his own absolute use and benefit.

Moses George admitted on voluntary grant; rent 4s, fine £2 10s.[15]
Also at this court the homage present that it will be of no damage to any person whomsoever, if the lord of the said manor should grant his licence to Moses George of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, shoemaker, to enclose for himself and his heirs all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, containing 36 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, fronting the Oxford Turnpike Road and lying near to or adjoining the estate and property of James Coles. Whereupon on the petition of the said Moses George the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward did with the consent of the homage then present at this court grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said Moses George, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 4s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation whenever the same shall happen, customs and other services thereof to become due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises the sum of £2 10s and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth. Provided always, nevertheless, and the grant so made, as aforesaid, is upon this express condition that he the said Moses George, his heirs and assigns shall not nor will at any time or times hereafter erect and build or permit or suffer to be erected and built on the said piece or parcel of ground or on any part thereof any messuage or tenement or other building to be used and occupied as and for a beer shop or for the sale of beer by retail or otherwise either to be consumed on or off the said premises without the consent in writing of the lord of the said manor for the time being first had and obtained on pain of forfeiture of all his or their estate and interest in the said estate and premises to the lord of the said manor for his own absolute use and benefit.

Examined by me, John Taylor, deputy steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The special court baron of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Wednesday the 13th day of April in the year of our lord 1842, before John Taylor, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
 

John Jones }
James Edwards }
William Thompson } sworn
Joseph Caudery }
Henry Goodridge }


Death of Daniel Northcroft presented.[16]
At this court the homage present that Daniel Northcroft, late of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, builder, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor all that piece or parcel of ground within the said manor formerly part of the waste, situate and being in a certain place called Goldhill, adjoining other premises late of the said Daniel Northcroft on the north side thereof and containing by estimation 17½ poles or thereabouts, on which said piece or parcel of ground a messuage or tenement and premises, now in the occupation of David Ives, has been erected and built, held by copy of court roll of the said manor under the yearly rent of 3s 6d, fines on death or alienation, fealty, suit of court and other services, and to which the said Daniel Northcroft was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of April in the year of our lord 1827 on the voluntary grant of the lord, died on the [blank] day of [blank] 1841 and so seised, as aforesaid, leaving William Northcroft of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, builder, his eldest son and customary heir him surviving.

William Northcroft, eldest son and heir of David Northcroft, admitted; rent 3s 6d; fine £28.[16] 
Now to this court comes the said William Northcroft in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said customary piece or parcel of ground with the messuage or tenement erected thereon and other the hereditaments and premises, of which the said Daniel Northcroft died so seised, as aforesaid, and which on his death descended to and became the customary inheritance of him the said William Northcroft. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said William Northcroft, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s 6d, fealty, suit of court and other services anciently due and of right accustomed, and he gives to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as aforesaid, the sum of £28 and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is repited and so forth.

William Northcroft, his absolute surrender to David Ives.[16]
And immediately afterwards at the same court came the said William Northcroft in his own proper person and in consideration of the sum of £300 of lawful money current in Great Britain by him in hand well and truly paid by David Ives of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, schoolmaster, as the consideration money and in full for the purchase money of the said hereditaments and premises, to which he the said William Northcroft has this day been admitted tenant, as aforesaid, the receipt whereof was fully acknowledged, and in open court surrendered by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said John Taylor, steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof all that the said piece or parcel of ground, situate within and held of the said manor, together with the said messuage or tenement erected and built thereon, now in the occupation of him the said David Ives, together with all and singular the houses, outhouses, edifices, barns, buildings, yards, stables, gardens, orchards, ways, paths, passages, profits, privileges, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the same hereditaments and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known as part, parcel or member thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him the said William Northcroft of, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said David Ives, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, subject, nevertheless, to the payment of the sum of £150 of lawful money current in Great Britain and the future interest thereof to John Bailey of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, mealman, and charged and chargeable on the said hereditaments and premises by a certain conditional surrender made by the said Daniel Northcroft, deceased, to the said John Bailey bearing date the 12th day of January 1838.

David Ives admitted on the absolute surrender of William Northcroft; rent 3s 6d; fine £19.[16] 
And thereupon at the same court comes the said David Ives in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said piece or parcel of ground messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To which said David Ives the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with their appurtenances unto the said David Ives, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s 6d customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gives to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises the sum of £19 and he is admitted tenant thereof, subject, as aforesaid, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

John Bailey, authority to enter satisfaction on conditional surrender from Daniel Northcroft, presented.
At this court the homage present a certain paper writing bearing date the 13th day of April 1842 under the hand of John Bailey in the words or to the purport or effect following, that is to say “The manor of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, I John Bailey of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, mealman, do hereby acknowledge that I have received of and from David Ives of Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, schoolmaster, all principal and interest monies due and owing to me upon or by virtue of a certain conditional surrender, bearing date the 12th day of January 1838, made and executed by Daniel Northcroft, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, builder, deceased, for securing the sum of £150 and interest, as therein mentioned, and also under and by virtue of a certain other deed, bearing date the 5th day of March 1829, for securing to me a further sum of £100 and interest, as therein mentioned, and which said several sums were secured upon all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement, outbuilding, yard, garden and premises situate at Gold Hill, aforesaid, lying within and held of the said manor. And I do hereby direct and require the steward of the court of the said manor to enter satisfaction of the said conditional surrender and said deed of further charge on the court rolls of the said manor, and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority. Witness my hand this 13th day of April 1842, John Bailey. Witness to the signing, Thomas Witts Walford, Uxbridge, James Willis, clerk to Mr Walford, Uxbridge.”

Harrison Watson and others: deputation to take surrender from Edward Gunter Howis presented.[7]
At this court the homage present a certain deed poll or instrument in writing under the hand and seal of Thomas Marshall, gentleman, steward of the said manor, bearing date the 13th day of November 1840, authorising Harrison Watson, George Wilson Prince and John Reid, all of Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, to take an absolute surrender from Edward Gunter Howis of the same place of certain copyhold hereditaments held of the said manor, to the use of Simeon Edwards in the words or to the purport or effect following, (that is to say): “Know all men by these presents that I, Thomas Marshall of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, chief steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, for divers good causes and considerations me hereunto moving and for this special purpose only by virtue of all powers enabling me so to do, have deputed and authorised, and by these presents do depute and authorise Harrison Watson of Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, merchant, George Wilson Prince of the same place, merchant, John Reid of the same place, solicitor and notary public and Thomas Brownrigg Woolls of Simons Town, Cape of Good Hope, gentleman, jointly or any one of them separately my deputy stewards or deputy steward of the said manor for the purpose of taking an absolute surrender out of court of and from Edward Gunter Howis, late of Piccadilly in the county of Middlesex, but now of Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, aforesaid, gentleman, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, of all those tofts of land, hereditaments and premises, whereon several tenements formerly stood and long since pulled down, situate at or near Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, as the same were formerly in the occupation of George Woodward, and also all those other tofts of land, hereditaments and premises, whereon two cottages or tenements formerly stood and which have also long since been pulled down, also situate at Gold Hill, aforesaid, all of which said several hereinbefore described copyhold tofts and hereditaments were for many years in the occupation of Robert Frisby, then of Elizabeth Frisby and now of Simeon Edwards, and have been for many years converted into and now forms part of a certain garden jointly with freehold lands and hereditaments now belonging to him the said Edward Gunter Howis, and are the same copyhold hereditaments and premises to which he, the said Edward Gunter Howis, was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1838. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Edward Gunter Howis of, in, to or out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of Simeon Edwards of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, yeoman, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And further to do and perform all acts, matters and things of and concerning such surrender, as aforesaid, as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes as I, myself, might or could do, if personally present. I, the said Thomas Marshall, by these presents giving and granting to them, the said Harrison Watson, George Wilson Prince, John Reid and Thomas Brownrigg Woolls, jointly or any one of them separately, as such deputy stewards or deputy steward, as aforesaid, all and every such power and powers in the premises as I can or lawfully may delegate or depute to them and ratifying and confirming all and whatsoever my said deputies or deputy shall legally do in the premises by virtue of these presents. Provided, nevertheless, that this my deputation, as aforesaid, and the surrender to be made in pursuance thereof are returned to me on or before the first day of October next. In witness whereof I, the said Thomas Marshall, have hereunto set my hand and seal the 30th day of November in the year of our Lord 1840. Thomas Marshall. Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of John Taylor, clerk to Mr Marshall.

Edward Gunter Howis, his absolute surrender to Simeon Edwards, presented.[7]
Also at this court the homage present a certain absolute surrender bearing date the 25th day of May 1841 from Edward Gunter Howis in the words or to the purport or effect following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 25th day of May in the year 1841 Edward Gunter Howis, late of Piccadilly in the county of Middlesex, but now of Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, gentleman, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, came before John Reid of Cape Town, notary public, deputy steward to Thomas Marshall, gentleman, chief steward of the said manor for this special purpose lawfully constituted, and in consideration of the sum of £10 of lawful British money to him the said Edward Gunter Howis paid by Simeon Edwards of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said John Reid, deputy steward as aforesaid, according to the custom of the said manor, all those tofts of land, hereditaments and premises whereon several tenements formerly stood and long since pulled down, situate at or near Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, as the same were formerly in the occupation of George Woodward, and also all those other tofts of land, hereditaments and premises whereon two cottages or tenements formerly stood and which have also been long since pulled down, situate at Gold Hill, aforesaid, all of which said several hereinbefore described copyhold tofts and hereditaments were for many years in the occupation of Robert Frisby, then of Elizabeth Frisby and now of the said Simeon Edwards, and have been for many years converted into and now forms part of a certain freehold garden and premises now belonging to him the said Edward Gunter Howis and are the same entire hereditaments and premises, to which the said Edward Gunter Howis was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1838. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Edward Gunter Howis in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said Simeon Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Edward Gunter Howis. This surrender was accepted and taken the day and year, above-written, by and before John Reid, deputy steward of the said manor.

Heriots compounded for £4 4s.
Whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor on such alienation two several heriots of the best of the live cattle and in want thereof two of the best of the goods of which the said Edward Gunter Howis was possessed at the time of making such surrender for heriots, and which have been compounded for at the sum of £4 4s and paid to the lord of the said manor.

Simeon Edwards: 1st proclamation.
And at the same court three proclamations were made for the said Simeon Edwards to come into court and take admission to all and singular the copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid, but no one appeared and therefore default is recorded.

Charles Gurney to Thomas Marshall, a trustee, etc: conditional surrender presented.
At this court the homage present a certain conditional surrender from Charles Gurney, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, to Thomas Marshall as a trustee for the lord of the said manor, bearing date the 31st day of July 1841 in the words or to the purport or effect following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, the 31st day of July in the year of our Lord 1841. Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, Charles Gurney of Layters Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, for and in consideration of the sum of £200 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by Thomas Marshall of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, at or before the taking the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, as the agent acting on behalf of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, did out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Taylor, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the orchard, yard and garden and all and every the premises thereto belonging, situate on the north side of a green called by the name of Layters Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, within the said manor, in the occupation of Joseph Honour, afterwards of Nathaniel Hunt and now of [blank], held by the yearly rent of 2s, and to all which said premises the said Charles Gurney was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of July last on the surrender of John Andrew Hunt, the grandson and customary heir of Nathaniel Hunt. And all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, waters, watercourses, commons, common of pasture and other commonable rights, profits, privileges, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said cottage or tenement and hereditaments belonging or in any wise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known as part, parcel or member thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him, the said Charles Gurney, of, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises and every part thereof. To the use and behoof of the said Thomas Marshall, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, in trust, nevertheless, for the said William Jones, his executors, administrators and assigns for securing to him and them the repayment of the said sum of £200 with interest for the same according to the proviso or condition, hereinafter contained, that is to say: provided always and the surrender so made, as aforesaid, is upon this condition, nevertheless, that, if the said Charles Gurney, his heirs, executors or administrators or either of them do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said William Jones, his executors, administrators or assigns the said sum of £200 with interest for the same after the rate of £5 for every £100 by the year of lawful money current in Great Britain clear of all deductions whatsoever on the 31st day of January now next ensuing, then the said surrender to be void and of no effect or else to be and remain in full force and virtue. Charles Gurney. Taken as above the day and year first within-written, before me, John Taylor, deputy steward of the said manor. Received on the day of the date of the within-written surrender of and from the within-named William Jones by the hands of the within-named Thomas Marshall the sum of £200, the consideration mentioned to be paid by him to me, £200. Charles Gurney. Witness, John Taylor.”

John Chantry, esquire, admitted on voluntary grant; rent 2s 6d; fine £20.[17]
At this court the homage present that it will be of no damage to any person whomsoever if the lord of the said manor should grant his licence to John Chantry of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, esquire, to enclose for himself and his heirs, all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter and within the said manor, containing two roods and sixteen poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, and lying near or adjoining to the garden and premises of him, the said John Chantry, and which said piece or parcel of land is particularly delineated and set forth in the margin hereof. Whereupon on the petition of the said John Chantry, the lord of the said manor by his said steward did with the consent of the homage, present at this court, grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Chantry, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services thereof to become due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises the sum of £20 and he is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

John Nembherd Hibbert, esquire: grant of right of way; rent 2d.
At this court the homage present that it would be of no damage to any person whomsoever, if the lord of the said manor should grant his licence to permit John Nembherd Hibbert of Chalfont House in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, and his heirs, to have and enjoy at all times hereafter a right of way and passage for all purposes whatsoever over a piece of waste ground, situate at Goldhill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and adjoining the common pound there, being the piece of ground lying between the said common pound and the road over Goldhill, aforesaid, and a gate leading to the parish allotments, the estate and property of him the said John Nembherd Hibbert. Whereupon on the petition of him, the said John Nembherd Hibbert, the lord of the said manor by his said steward did, with the consent of the homage present at this court, grant such right of way and passage, as aforesaid. To be held, exercised and enjoyed by him, the said John Nembherd Hibbert, his heirs and assigns and the owners for the time being of the said parish allotments, he and they paying to the lord of the said manor for the time being the yearly rent of 2d on the feast day of St Michael the Archangel in every year and in default of such payment such right of way and passage to become null and void.

Job Green: his conditional surrender to Edward Flint presented.
At this court the homage present a certain conditional surrender from Job Green, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, to Edward Flint, bearing date the 29th day of September 1841, in the words or to the purport or effect following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 29th day of September 1841 Job Green of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, and in consideration of the sum of £50 of lawful British money to him, the said Job Green, paid by Edward Flint of Gerards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, grocer, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of James Coles and Simeon Edwards, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the same manor, all that cottage or tenement with the outbuildings, garden and appurtenances, situate at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Thomas Quainty, afterwards of William Heath and now of William Worcester, and to which said premises the said Job Green was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on or about the 30th day of July last. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Job Green in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said Edward Flint, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. On condition that, if the said Job Green, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall well and truly pay unto the said Edward Flint, his executors, administrators or assigns the full sum of £50 on the 29th day of March now next with interest for the same after the rate of £5 per centum per annum without any deduction whatsoever, then this surrender to be null and void, otherwise to remain in full force. Job Green. Taken and accepted the day and year first within-written by us within the said manor, James Coles. Simeon Edwards. Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the above-named Edward Flint the sum of £50, being the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by him to me, £50. Job Green. Witness: Edward Woolls.”

Examined by me, John Taylor, steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Monday the 24th day of July in the 7th year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our Lord 1843 before William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
 

James Coles, foreman }
John Kemp } sworn
Joseph Cawdery }


Stephen Cannon, his death presented.[18]
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that Stephen Cannon, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who, whilst he lived, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of seven shillings, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court and the customary fines on death or alienation, and such other customs and services, as other the customary tenants of the said manor render, pay, do and perform to the lord of the said manor, all that piece or parcel of ground on Chalfont Heath, formerly parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing in length 112 yards and by admeasurement 1 rood and four poles, with the appurtenances, and to which premises the said Stephen Cannon was admitted on the grant of the lord of the said manor at a court held in and for the said manor on the 23rd day of February 1835, has died so thereof seised. And it is further presented by the homage that Stephen Cannon of No. 26 Tokenhouse Yard in the city of London, gentleman, is the eldest son and customary heir of the said Stephen Cannon, deceased.

Stephen Cannon, heir of Stephen Cannon, admitted; quit-rent 7s; fine £3 6s.[18]
Now at this court comes the said Stephen Cannon the son in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold or customary piece or parcel of ground and hereditaments, of which the said Stephen Cannon, deceased, so died seised, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by the said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Stephen Cannon the son, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 7s, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court and the customary fines on death or alienation and such other customs or services, as other the customary tenants of the said manor render, pay, do and perform to the lord of the said manor. And he gives to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereof accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Stephen Cannon: his absolute surrender to Louis Michel Simon and John Harbush Davidge.                         
[18]

And immediately afterwards the said Stephen Cannon, being present here in court in his own proper person, in open court surrenders by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the steward, aforesaid, according to the custom of the said manor, the said piece or parcel of ground and other hereditaments, to which he, the said Stephen Cannon the son, hath been this day admitted, as aforesaid, with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title and interest of him, the said Stephen Cannon, the son, in, to or out of the same and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of Louis Michel Simon of Blackheath in the county of Kent, esquire, and John Harbush Davidge of the Clapham Road in the county of Surrey, their heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor, upon the like trusts and for the like purposes as (regard being had to the difference) in the nature of the estates will nearest correspond with the uses, trusts and purposes declared by a certain indenture of release, bearing date the 8th day of October 1838 and made between the said Stephen Cannon, deceased, of the one part and the said Louis Michel Simon and John Harbush Davidge of the other part, concerning the freehold estates therein comprised and the monies arising from the sale thereof so far as the same uses, trusts and purposes do not prejudice the rights of the lord of the said manor.

Louis Michel Simon and John Harbush Davidge admitted on surrender of Stephen Cannon; quit-rent 7s; fine £3 14s 3d.[18]
Now to this court come the said Louis Michel Simon and John Harbush Davidge by Henry Shackell, their attorney, and humbly pray of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenants to the said copyhold or customary piece or parcel of ground and hereditaments so surrendered to their use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Louis Michel Simon and John Harbush Davidge, their heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 7s, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court and the customary fines on death or alienation and such other customs and services, as other the customary tenants of the said manor render, pay, do and perform to the lord of the said manor, but, nevertheless, upon and for the trusts, intents and purposes before expressed or referred to. And the said Louis Michel Simon and John Harbush Darvidge give to the lord for a fine for such their estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc. And they are admitted thereto accordingly, but their fealty is respited.

Thomas Johnson: his absolute surrender to James Chipps.[19]
At this court comes Thomas Johnson, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of this manor, in his own proper person and in consideration of the sum of £112 10s to him in hand well and truly paid by James Chipps of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, plumber, in open court surrenders by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the steward, aforesaid, according to the custom of the said manor, all that messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, together with the yard and garden thereunto belonging and adjoining, formerly in the possession of William Russell, afterwards of Samuel Springall and Elizabeth his wife, since of William Nash and late of Edward Cole, together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, ways, paths, passages, lights, easements, waters, watercourses, privileges, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or tenement and premises or any part or parts thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining, to which said premises the said Thomas Johnson was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 25th day of November 1812. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof. And also all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever of him, the said Thomas Johnson, in, to or out of the same and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said James Chipps, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods of him the said Thomas Johnson, whereof he was possessed at the time of his making the said surrender, for a heriot according to the custom of the said manor, which was compounded at and for the sum of [blank] and paid to the lord of the said manor.

James Chipps admitted on surrender of Thomas Johnson; quit-rent 4½d; fine £9 9s.[19]
Now at this court comes the said James Chipps in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said messuage or tenement, yard, garden, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, yard, garden, hereditaments and premises with all and singular the appurtenances unto the said James Chipps, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 4½d, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And he also gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited because, etc.

Richard Edwards: his absolute surrender to George Montague.[20]
At this court the homage present a certain absolute surrender from Richard Edwards, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, taken out of court by John Kemp and Simeon Edwards, two other copyhold tenants of the said manor, on the 23rd day of December 1842, which is in the words and figures or to the purport and effect following, that is to say: “Manor of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 23rd day of December 1842 Richard Edwards of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, hay dealer, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £97 10s of lawful British money to him, the said Richard Edwards, paid by George Montague of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, baker, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of John Kemp and Simeon Edwards, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the same manor all those two cottages or tenements with the yards, gardens and premises thereto belonging, situate in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, as the same are now in the occupation of Edward Cole and William Hill, and of which said premises the said Richard Edwards was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1838. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Richard Edwards in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said George Montague, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. ‘Richard Edwards’. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by us within the said manor. ‘John Kemp’ ‘Simeon Edwards’. Received the day and year, above-written, from the above named George Montague the above-mentioned sum of £97 10s. ‘Richard Edwards’. Witness ‘Simeon Edwards’ ‘Edward Woolls, solicitor, Uxbridge”.

Whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor on such alienation according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods of the said Richard Edwards, of which he was possessed at the time of making the said surrender, for a heriot and which had been compounded for and paid to the lord of the said manor.

George Montague admitted on surrender of Richard Edwards; fine £10.
Now to this court comes the said George Montague in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant of the said copyhold or customary messuages, cottages or tenements and hereditaments so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by the said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with their appurtenances unto the said George Montague, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears, etc. And he is admitted tenant thereto, but his fealty is respited.

Simeon Edwards admitted on surrender of Edward Gunter Howis.[7]
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that on the 25th day of May in the year 1841 Edward Gunter Howis, late of Piccadilly in the county of Middlesex, but then of Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, gentleman, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, came before John Reid of Cape Town, notary public, deputy steward to Thomas Marshall, gentleman, chief steward of the said manor, for that special purpose lawfully constituted, and in consideration of the sum of £10 of lawful British money to him the said Edward Gunter Howis paid by Simeon Edwards of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said John Reid, deputy steward, aforesaid, according to the custom of the said manor all those tofts of land, hereditaments and premises whereon several tenements formerly stood and long since pulled down, situate at or near Goldhill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, as the same were formerly in the occupation of George Woodward. And also all those other tofts of land, hereditaments and premises whereon two cottages or tenements formerly stood, and which had also been long since pulled down, situate at Goldhill, aforesaid, all of which said several hereinbefore described copyhold tofts and hereditaments were for many years in the occupation of Robert Frisby, afterwards of Elizabeth Frisby and then of the said Simeon Edwards, and had been for many years converted unto and then formed part of a certain freehold garden and premises then belonging to him the said Edward Gunter Howis, and were the same entire hereditaments and premises to which the said Edward Gunter Howis was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1838. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Edward Gunter Howis in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said Simeon Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. The memorandum of which said surrender was duly presented and enrolled at the last court held for the said manor on the 13th day of April 1842.

Quit-rents 4d and 1s; fine £5.
Now at this court comes the said Simeon Edwards in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted to the said several tofts of land and other hereditaments so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid, with their appurtenances. To which said Simeon Edwards the lord of the said manor by his steward, aforesaid, grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Simeon Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rents of 4d and 1s, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc. And he is admitted tenant to the said premises, but his fealty is respited.

Sarah Edwards: her death presented.[21]
At this court the homage present that Sarah Edwards, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst being [sic], held to her and her assigns during her life of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services thereof before due and of right accustomed, all that messuage, cottage or tenement situate at Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the occupation of Edward Batty, deceased, and then of Richard and the said Sarah Edwards, all which premises were lying in the said manor and built on the waste ground thereof containing from east to west 62 feet and from north to south 37 feet or thereabouts, be the same more or less, with the rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging, to which said premises she, the said Sarah Edwards, was admitted at a court held for this manor on the twelfth day of November 1823, has long since departed this life. Whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle and in default thereof the best of the goods, of which the said Sarah Edwards was possessed at the time of her decease for a heriot, which was compounded for.

Thomas Edwards (the son): his death presented.[21]
And the homage further present that Thomas Edwards, who lately held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the same rent, heriot, suits and services the same hereditaments and premises, subject, nevertheless, during the life of the said Sarah Edwards to her life estate therein, has also departed this life seised thereof. Whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle and in default thereof the best of the goods of which he, the said Thomas Edwards, was possessed at the time of his decease for a heriot, which was compounded for.

And the homage further present that James Edwards of the parish of Denham is the eldest son and heir of the said Thomas Edwards.

James Edwards admitted as heir of Thomas Edwards; quit-rent 6d; fine £6.[21]
Now to this court comes the said James Edwards, an infant, by Anne Edwards, his mother and guardian, and humbly prays of the lord of this manor to be admitted tenant to the said messuage, cottage or tenement, hereditaments and premises, of which the said Thomas Edwards so died seised, as aforesaid, with the appurtenances. To whom the lord of the said manor the said stewards grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage, cottage or tenement, hereditaments and premises with the rights, members and appurtenances unto the said James Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 6d, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And he gives to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant and his fealty is respited, because, etc.

James Edwards: appointment of guardian.[21]
At this court the lord of the said manor by his steward, aforesaid, commits as well the guardianship of the said James Edwards as also the said messuage and premises to the said Anne Edwards, rendering to the said James Edwards a just and true account of the rents and profits thereof, and also rendering to the lord of the same manor all such rents, fines, suits and other services as are therefore due and of right accustomed.

Anne Beddall: her death presented.[22]
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that Anne Beddall, a customary tenant of this manor, who, whilst she lived, held to her and her heirs according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court and the customary fines on death or alienation and such other customs and services as other the customary tenants of the said manor render, pay, do and perform to the lord of the said manor, a certain piece of ground containing 13½ poles, now forming part of a lane, to which said premises the said Anne Beddall was admitted at a court held for this manor on the 30th day of April 1827, has departed this life seised of the said premises, and that Anne Violet Biggs is the only child and customary heiress of the said Anne Beddall.

Anne Violet Biggs admitted as customary heiress of Anne Beddall; quit-rent 2s 6d.[22]
Now to this court comes here into court the said Anne Violet Biggs in her own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said piece or parcel of ground, of which the said Anne Beddall so died seised, as aforesaid. To which said Anne Violet Biggs the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Anne Violet Biggs, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, the yearly rent of 2s 6d, the customary fines on death or alienation and such other customs and services as other the customary tenants of the said manor render, pay, do and perform to the lord of the said manor. And she is admitted thereto accordingly, but her fine on such her admission is by the special grace and favour of the lord remitted, and her fealty is respited, because, etc.

William Weller: his death presented: 1st proclamation.
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that William Weller, a customary tenant of this manor, who and John Weller lately held to them and their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire fronting the street or highway there, then and for many years past a public house called or known by the name or sign of the “Rose and Crown”, wherein George Green, Thomas Langston and Thomas Langston, his nephew, and Sarah Langston, widow, heretofore successively dwelt and wherein Thomas Green did since dwell, together with the customary cottages or tenements standing next and adjoining thereto on the south side thereof, then or late occupied by the widow Pusey and Thomas Hunt as the undertenants of the said Thomas Green, which said messuage or tenement and cottages or tenements are bounded towards the north by a messuage now or late belonging to and in the occupation of John Edwards, towards the east by the said street or highway, towards the south by a messuage now or late of Sarah Hunt, widow, in the occupation of [blank] Peedle and towards the west by the passage or footway leading to the water-mill of Robert Hibbert, esquire, and the same messuage or tenements and cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, in which said messuage or tenement John Bennett formerly dwelt and in which said three cottages or tenements Robert Cook, John Ingram and Robert Weatherly formerly dwelt, [blank] Attwood, Thomas Lovell and the widow Johnson afterwards dwelt and Michael Barringdon, Susanna Kibble and William Attwood since dwelt, together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging, to which said premises the said John Weller and William Weller were admitted tenants at a court held for the said manor on the 12th day of November 1823, died since the last court seised of an undivided moiety of the said premises. And for as much as no person appears at this court to take admission to the said moiety of the said copyhold hereditaments and premises, therefore the first proclamation is made for the heir or other the person or persons entitled to the copyhold hereditaments and premises within this manor, whereof the said William Weller died seised, to come into court and be admitted to the same, otherwise the same will be seised for want of a tenant, and because no one comes, the first default is recorded.

John Anthony Jackson: his death presented.
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that John Anthony Jackson, a customary tenant of this manor, who, whilst he lived, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rents of 2s and 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services, all that piece or parcel of ground formerly waste, situate near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath, adjoining a piece of lands some years since granted to Joseph Tilbury and containing by estimation 12 poles or thereabouts, parcel of the said manor with its appurtenances. And also all that cottage or tenement now or formerly in the occupation of Thomas Claydon, sometime since erected on the said piece or parcel of ground by William Lane. And also all that piece or parcel of ground sometime since enclosed by the said William Lane from the waste of the said manor and laid to the said last mentioned piece of ground, containing by estimation 6 poles, be the same more or less, together with the rights, members and appurtenances to the said premises respectively belonging, to which said premises the said John Anthony Jackson was admitted at a court held for this manor on the 5th day of November 1831, died since the last court seised thereof. And forasmuch as no person appears at this court to claim admission to the said hereditaments, therefore the first proclamation is made for the heir or other the person or persons entitled to the copyhold hereditaments within the manor, whereof the said John Anthony Jackson died seised, to come into court and be admitted to the same, otherwise the same will be seised for want of a tenant, and because no one comes, the first default is recorded.

The end of this court.
William Stafford, steward

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter in and for the said manor on Monday the 29th day of April in the 7th year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Victoria by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our Lord 1844, before William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman } sworn
Simeon Edwards } sworn


James Coles admitted in fee on the absolute surrender of William Franklin White; rent 8d; fine £9.[10]
At this court the homage present that on the 23rd day of September in the year 1843 William Franklin White of Berry Farm in the parish of Kingston in the county of Surrey, farmer, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of £100 of lawful British money to him the said William Franklin White paid by James Coles of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, builder, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of John Jones and James Chipps, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor, all that copyhold, messuage or tenement with the outbuildings, yard, garden and hereditaments thereto belonging, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Mary Smith, widow, and Elizabeth Greenford, widow, since of Martha Gillebrand and late of Luke Coleman, bounded on the east partly by a certain messuage then occupied by the said Luke Coleman and partly by a yard belonging to Joseph Cordery, on the south by premises belonging to the said James Coles and on the west by a certain estate called the Grange and on the north by the public highway, leading from the village of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to Gerrards Cross, with the appurtenances, and to which he, the said William Franklin White, was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of July 1841. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said William Franklin White in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said James Coles, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Now to this court comes the said James Coles in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said copyhold or customary messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his stewards grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold premises with the appurtenances unto the said James Coles, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 8d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen, duties, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as aforesaid, the sum of £9 and is admitted tenant thereof, and his fealty is respited.

Conditional surrender from Moses George to James Coles presented.
Also at this court the homage present that on the 13th day of September 1843 Moses George of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, shoemaker, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of £80 of lawful British money paid by James Coles of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, builder, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Jones and James Chipps, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece or parcel of ground together with the two messuages and buildings recently erected thereon by the said Moses George, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, containing 36 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, fronting the Oxford Turnpike Road and lying near to or adjoining the estate and property of the said James Coles, with the appurtenances. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, benefit, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Moses George in, to or out of the same premises and every part thereof. To the use of the said James Coles, his heirs and assigns forever by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the rents and services thereof due and of right accustomed, subject, nevertheless, to and upon this express condition that, if the said Moses George, his heirs, executors or administrators did and should well and truly pay unto the said James Coles, his executors, administrators or assigns the sum of £80 of lawful money on the 13th day of March next together with interest for the same after the rate of £5 per centum per annum, computed from the day of the date of this surrender, clear of all taxes and other deductions whatsoever, then the said surrender should be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Conditional surrender from Luke Coleman to Joseph Gilbert presented.[14]
At this court the homage present that on the 25th day of October in the year of our Lord 1843 Luke Coleman of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, carpenter, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £150 of lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by Joseph Gilbert of West Drayton in the county of Middlesex, baker, (the receipt of which said sum of £150 the said Luke Coleman doth hereby acknowledge) did surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Jones and James Chipps, two other customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece or parcel of ground situate on Gerrards Cross Common near to the Pack Horse Inn and containing 31 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, near to or adjoining the estate and property of William Langstone, and also all those three messuages or tenements lately erected and built by the said Luke Coleman on the said piece or parcel of ground, all which said messuages or tenements and premises were then in the occupations of Thomas Chambers and Thomas Burnham and one unoccupied, together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, yards, gardens, hedges, ditches, trees, fences, ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, easements, profits, commodities and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuages or tenements, ground and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever of him, the said Luke Coleman, of, in and to the same hereditaments and premises, to the use of the said Joseph Gilbert, his heirs and assigns forever. To be held by the said Joseph Gilbert, his heirs and assigns forever by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed to be paid and performed for the same, upon condition, nevertheless, that, if the said Luke Coleman, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns should well and truly pay or cause to be paid on the 25th day of April then next ensuing unto the said Joseph Gilbert, his executors, administrators or assigns the full sum of £150 of lawful money of Great Britain with interest for the same in the meantime after the rate of £5 per centum per annum without any deduction or abatement whatsoever, then and in such case the said surrender should be void and of none effect, otherwise the same should be and remain in full force and virtue.

William Weller: second proclamation.
Also at this court the homage present the presentment of the homage at the the last general court on the 24th day of July 1843 of the death of William Weller, late a customary tenant of the said manor, seised of certain copyhold hereditaments within and held of this manor particularly described in the presentment of the homage at the said last general court and the first proclamation thereupon made, but who is now entitled to be admitted tenant to the said premises the homage are not informed. And because no person appears to claim admittance thereto, therefore the second proclamation is made, etc.

John Weller: death presented and first proclamation.
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that John Weller, a customary tenant of this manor, who and William Weller lately held to them and their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other customs and services, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire fronting the street or highway there, then and for many years past a public house called or known by the name or sign of the “Rose and Crown”, wherein George Green, Thomas Langston and Thomas Langston, his nephew, and Sarah Langston, widow, heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein Thomas Green did since dwell, together with the customary cottages or tenements standing next and adjoining thereto on the south side thereof, then or late occupied by the widow Pusey and Thomas Hunt as the undertenants of the said Thomas Green, which said messuage or tenement and cottages or tenements are bounded towards the north by a messuage now or late belonging to and in the occupation of John Edwards, towards the east by the said street or highway, towards the south by a messuage now or late of Sarah Hunt, widow, in the occupation of [blank] Peedle, and towards the west by the passage or footway leading to the water-mill of Robert Hibbert, esquire, and the same messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, in which said messuage or tenement John Bennett formerly dwelt, and in which said three cottages or tenements Robert Cook, John Ingram and Robert Weatherley formerly dwelt, [blank] Attwood, Thomas Lovell and the widow Johnston afterwards dwelt, and Michael Barrington, Susanna Kibble and William Attwood since dwelt, together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging, to which said premises the said John Weller and William Weller were admitted tenants at a court held for the said manor on the 12th day of November 1823, died since the last court seised of an undivided moiety of the said premises. And forasmuch as no person appears at this court to take admission to the said moiety of the said copyhold hereditaments and premises, therefore the first proclamation is made for the heir or other the person or persons entitled to the copyhold hereditaments and premises within this manor, whereof the said John Weller died seised, to come into court and be admitted to the same, otherwise the same will be seised for want of a tenant, and because no one comes, the first default is recorded.

Terence O’Loghlin: death presented and first proclamation.
Also at this court it is found and presented by the homage that Terence O’Loghlin, late a customary tenant of this manor, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of this manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rents of 2s and 8d, heriot when it should happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, all that customary messuage or tenement called Aditors otherwise Auditors, with the barns, stables, yards, gardens and orchards to the same belonging. And also all those three closes of arable land thereto belonging, containing by estimation 12 acres more or less, situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, with the rights, members and appurtenances, to which said hereditaments and premises the said Terence O’Loghlin was admitted at a court baron held in and for the said manor on the 11th day of April 1821 on the absolute surrender of Elizabeth Crowcher and others. And who also held to him and his heirs in like manner at and under the yearly rent of 4s and 4d, heriot when it should happen and other services, all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement wherein William Hunt formerly dwelt. And also all those two customary or copyhold cottages or tenements thereto adjoining wherein John Bowden and Simeon Franklin formerly dwelt, and wherein John Walker and James Berrington afterwards dwelt, being theretofore one messuage or tenement wherein Job Green did dwell. And also all those three customary or copyhold cottages or tenements, wherein Thomas Hunt, Francis Andrews and Thomas Scillum formerly dwelt, being theretofore constructed by the said William Hunt out of part of the barn belonging to the said two messuages or tenements, first hereinbefore mentioned, two of which said three last-mentioned cottages or tenements were then untenanted and the other was still in the occupation of the said Thomas Scillum. And also all those two other customary or copyhold cottages or tenements, one whereof was formerly in the occupation of James Evans and then in the occupation of Henry Weatherly and the other was formerly in the occupation of Josiah Hunt and was theretofore built by the said William Hunt on ground whereon a stable and coach-house formerly stood. And also all those seven acres (be the same more or less) of land or ground to the same messuages or tenements adjoining and belonging, formerly in the occupation of William Hunt, afterwards divided into and forming two entire closes, one whereof was an orchard the other whereof was arable land, which said messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements and closes of land or ground heretofore described are situate, lying and being at or near Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and the same are bounded towards the north by the common or waste called Gold Hill, towards the east by property of the said Terence O’Loghlin, towards the south by the land formerly of Robert Hibbert, esquire, in part towards the west by land formerly of John Goodridge and on the remaining part towards the west by land formerly of William Humber. To all which said hereditaments and premises lastly hereinbefore described the said Terence O’Loghlin was admitted tenant at a court baron held for the said manor on the 4th day of December 1828 on the surrender of Nicholas Backshall Flint or howsoever otherwise the said hereditaments or any of them have or hath been heretofore described, called, known or distinguished, together with all commons, common of pasture, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or tenement, cottages, lands and other hereditaments belonging or in any wise appertaining, died since the last court seised thereof. And forasmuch as no person appears at this court to claim admission to the said hereditaments, therefore the first proclamation is made for the heir or other the person or persons entitled to the copyhold hereditaments within this manor, whereof the said Terence O’Loghlin died seised, to come into court and be admitted to the same, otherwise the same will be seised for want of a tenant, and because no one comes, the first default is recorded.

John Anthony Jackson: second proclamation.
Also at this court the homage present the presentment of the homage at the last general court on the 24th day of July 1843 of the death of John Anthony Jackson, late a customary tenant of the said manor, seised of certain copyhold hereditaments within and held of this manor particularly described in the presentment of the homage at the said last general court and the first proclamation thereupon made, but who is now entitled to be admitted tenant to the said premises the homage are not informed. And because no person appears to claim admittance thereto, therefore the second proclamation is made, etc.

The end of this court.
Examined [by] William Stafford, steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter in and for the said manor on Monday the 14th day of October in the 8th year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our lord 1844, before William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
James Coles, foreman } sworn
Simeon Edwards } sworn


William Weller admitted in fee on the death and under the will of William Weller, deceased.
Heriot compounded for at the sum of £5. Rent 5s. Fine £13.[24]
At this court the homage present that William Weller, late of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, common brewer, a customary tenant of the said manor, who and John Weller lately held to them and their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common by the yearly rent of 5s, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, commonly called or known by the name of the Rose and Crown, together with the yards, gardens, stabling, outbuildings, backsides and appurtenances thereto belonging and now in the occupation of [blank], formerly known and described as all that customary messuage or tenement situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire fronting the street or highway there, then and for many years past a public house called or known by the name or sign of the Rose and Crown, wherein George Green, Thomas Langston and Thomas Langston, his nephew, and Sarah Langston, widow, heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein Thomas Green did since dwell, together with the customary cottages or tenements standing next and adjoining thereto on the south side thereof, formerly occupied by the widow Pusey and Thomas Hunt as the undertenants of the said Thomas Green, which said messuage or tenement and cottages or tenements are bounded towards the north by a messuage now or late belonging to and in the occupation of John Edwards, towards the east by the said street or highway, towards the south by a messuage now or late of Sarah Hunt, widow, in the occupation of [blank] Peedle, and towards the west by the passage or footway leading to the water-mill of Robert Hibbert, esquire, and the same messuage or tenement and cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, in which said messuage or tenement John Bennett formerly dwelt, and in which said three cottages or tenements Robert Cook, John Ingram and Robert Weatherby formerly dwelt, [blank] Attwood, Thomas Lovell and the widow Johnson afterwards dwelt, and Michael Barrington, Susannah Kibble and William Attwood since dwelt, and to which said hereditaments and premises the said William Weller and the said John Weller were admitted as tenants in common at a court held in and for the said manor on the 12th day of November 1823 on the absolute surrender of Daniel Scott Norton, has lately died seised of an undivided moiety of the said premises, whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor one heriot, which was compounded for [blank]. And the homage present that the said William Weller duly made and published his last will and testament in writing, bearing date on or about the 29th day of September 1838, whereby he devised, as follows (that is to say): “I give and devise unto my son William Weller all and singular my freehold, copyhold and leasehold messuages, cottages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and parts and shares of messuages, cottages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and all other my real estates whatsoever and wheresoever situate, of which I may die seised, possessed or entitled to, either in law or equity, with the rights, members and appurtenances to the same respectively belonging. To hold the same unto and to the use of my said son, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever absolutely according to the nature and tenure of such estates and premises respectively.”
Now to this court comes the said William Weller and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the moiety or half part of the said hereditaments and premises held of the said manor and so devised to him, as aforesaid, with the appurtenances. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said moiety of the same premises with all and singular the appurtenances unto the said William Weller, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed, and gives to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereof, and his fealty is respited and so forth.

Edward Weller admitted in fee on the death and under the will of John Weller, deceased.
Heriot compounded for at the sum of £5.   
At this court the homage present that John Weller, late of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, common brewer, a customary tenant of the said manor, who and William Weller lately held to them and their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common by the yearly rent of 5s, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, commonly called or known by the name of the Rose and Crown, together with the yards, gardens, stabling, outbuildings, backsides and appurtenances thereto belonging and now in the occupation of [blank], formerly known and described as all that customary messuage or tenement situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, fronting the street or highway there, then and for many years past a public house called or known by the name or sign of the Rose and Crown, wherein George Green, Thomas Langston and Thomas Langston, his nephew, and Sarah Langston, widow, heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein Thomas Green did since dwell, together with the customary cottages or tenements standing next and adjoining thereto on the south side thereof, formerly occupied by the widow Pusey and Thomas Hunt as the undertenants of the said Thomas Green, which said messuage or tenement and cottages or tenements are bounded towards the north by a messuage now or late belonging to and in the occupation of John Edwards, towards the east by the said street or highway, towards the south by a messuage now or late of Sarah Hunt, widow, in the occupation of [blank] Peedle, and towards the west by the passage or footway leading to the water-mill of Robert Hibbert, esquire, and the same messuage or tenement and cottages or tenement originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, in which said messuage or tenement John Bennett formerly dwelt, and in which said three cottages or tenements Robert Cook, John Ingram and Robert Weatherby formerly dwelt, [blank] Attwood, Thomas Lovell and the widow Johnson afterwards dwelt, and Michael Barrington, Susannah Kibble and William Attwood since dwelt, and to which said hereditaments and premises the said John Weller and the said William Weller were admitted as tenants in common at a court held in and for the said manor on the 12th day of November 1823 on the absolute surrender of Daniel Scott Norton, has lately died seised of an undivided moiety of the said premises, whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor one heriot, which was compounded for. And the homage present that the same John Weller duly made and published his last will and testament in writing, bearing date on or about the 29th day of September 1838, whereby he devised, as follows (that is to say): “And as to all and singular my freehold, copyhold and leasehold messuages, cottages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and parts and shares of messuages, cottages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and all other my real estates whatsoever and wheresoever situate and all my ready monies, securities for money and personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever and of what nature or kind soever, not hereinbefore disposed (subject as aforesaid) and also subject to the payment of my just debts and funeral and testamentary charges and expences, I give, devise and bequeath the same unto and to the use of my said son Edward Weller, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns absolutely according to the nature and tenure of such estate and premises respectively”.

Rent 5s. Fine £[blank]. Heriot.
Now to this court comes the said Edward Weller and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the moiety or half part of the said hereditaments and premises held of the said manor and so devised to him, as aforesaid, with the appurtenances. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said moiety of the same premises with all and singular the appurtenances unto the said Edward Weller, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed, and gives to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereof, and his fealty is respited and so forth.

Charlotte O’Loghlin admitted in fee on the death and under the will of Terence O’Loghlin.[2]
At this court the homage present that Terence O’Loghlin, late of the Grange in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of this manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 4s 4d, heriot when it should happen and other services, all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement wherein William Hunt formerly dwelt, and also all those two customary or copyhold cottages or tenements thereto adjoining, wherein John Bowden and Simeon Franklin formerly dwelt, and wherein John Walker and James Berrington afterwards dwelt, being theretofore one messuage or tenement wherein Job Green did dwell, and also all those three customary or copyhold cottages or tenements wherein Thomas Hunt, Francis Andrews and Thomas Scillum formerly dwelt, being theretofore constructed by the said William Hunt out of part of the barn belonging to the said two messuages or tenements, first hereinbefore mentioned, two of which said three last mentioned cottages or tenements were then untenanted and the other was still in the occupation of the said Thomas Scillum, and also all those two other customary or copyhold cottages or tenements, one whereof was formerly in the occupation of James Evans and then in the occupation of Henry Weatherly, and the other was formerly in the occupation of Josiah Hunt and was theretofore built by the said William Hunt on ground whereon a stable and coachhouse formerly stood, and also all those seven acres, be the same more or less, of land or ground to the same messuages or tenements adjoining and belonging, formerly in the occupation of William Hunt, afterwards divided into and forming two entire closes, one whereof was an orchard, the other whereof was arable land, which said messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements and closes of land or ground heretofore described are situate, lying and being at or near Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and the same are bounded towards the north by the common or waste called Gold Hill, towards the east by property of the said Terence O’Loghlin, towards the south by the land formerly of Robert Hibbert, esquire, in part towards the west by land formerly of John Goodridge, and on the remaining part towards the west by land formerly of William Humber, to all which said hereditaments and premises, lastly hereinbefore described, the said Terence O’Loghlin was admitted tenant at a court baron held for the said manor on the 4th day of December 1828 on the surrender of Nicholas Backshall Flint. And the homage present that the said Terence O’Loghlin duly made and published his last will and testament in writing, bearing date on or about the 21st day of May 1842, whereby he devised, as follows (that is to say): “And I do hereby give, devise and bequeath and by virtue of every power enabling me in this behalf appoint all my freehold, copyhold and leasehold messuages, farms, lands, tenements, tithes, annuities and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever and all other my real estate and all my ready money and securities for money and all and singular the residue and remainder of my personal estate, not hereinbefore bequeathed, unto my said wife Charlotte O’Loghlin, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively (according to the nature or tenure thereof respectively) to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely but subject and charged and chargeable with the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expences and the legacies hereinafter bequeathed”.

Fine £65. Quit-rent 4s 4d. Heriot.
Now to this court comes the said Charlotte O’Loghlin by Joseph Hare, her attorney, and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said messuage or tenement, cottages, land or ground, hereditaments and premises with all and singular the appurtenances. To whom the lord by the said steward grants seizin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, cottages, land or ground, hereditaments and premises with all and singular the appurtenances unto the said Charlotte O’Loghlin, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 4s 4d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears in the margin, and was admitted tenant and her fealty was respited.

Charlotte O’Loghlin admitted for life on the death and under the will of Terence O’Loghlin.[23]
Whereas at a court held for this manor on the 11th day of April 1821 the homage presented that on the 6th day of November 1815 Elizabeth Croucher, spinster, and Bernard Winter, esquire, and Mary, his wife (late Mary Croucher, spinster), customary tenants of this manor, she the said Mary Winter being examined apart from her said husband and freely consenting, in consideration of the sum of £250 of lawful money current in Great Britain to them paid by Terence O’Loghlin of the Grange in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, esquire, did out of court surrender by the rod unto the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of George Hollis, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor, for that special purpose according to the custom of the said manor, all that customary messuage or tenement called Aditors otherwise Auditors and the barns, stables, yards, gardens and orchards to the same belonging, and also all those three closes of arable lands thereto belonging, containing by estimation 12 acres more or less, situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, with the rights, members and appurtenances, to the only proper use and behoof of the said Terence O’Loghlin, his heirs and assigns during the lives of the said Terence O’Loghlin and Charlotte, his wife, and the life of the survivor of them, and from and after the decease of the survivor of them to the use of Thomas Allen of Newlands near Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And at the same court came the said Terence O’Loghlin in his own proper person and prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the same premises. To whom the lord of the said manor by the said steward grants seizin thereof by the rod.
And whereas at a court held for this manor on the 29th day of April 1844 the homage presented that the said Terence O’Loghlin died since the then last court seised of the said premises.
Now at this court the homage present that the said Terence O’Loghlin duly made and published his last will and testament in writing, bearing date on or about the 21st day of May 1842, whereby he devised, as follows (that is to say): “And I do hereby give, devise and bequeath and by virtue of every power, enabling me in this behalf, appoint all my freehold, copyhold and leasehold messuages, farms, lands, tenements, tithes, annuities and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever and all other my real estate and all my ready money and securities for money and all and singular the residue and remainder of my personal estate, not hereinbefore bequeathed, unto my said wife Charlotte O’Loghlin, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively (according to the nature or tenure thereof respectively) to and for her and their own use and benefit absolutely, but subject and charged and chargeable with the payment of my just debts, funeral and testamentary expences and the legacies hereinafter bequeathed”.

Fine £18. Rent 2s 8d. Heriot.[23]
Now to this court comes the said Charlotte O’Loghlin by Joseph Hare, her attorney, and prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said premises so surrendered to the said Terence O’Loghlin by the said Elizabeth Croucher, Bernard Winter and Mary his wife, as aforesaid. To whom the lord by the said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, closes of arable land, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Charlotte O’Loghlin and her assigns during her life of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rents of 2s 8d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant, but her fealty to the lord for the same was respited.

Elizabeth Goodridge admitted during widowhood under the will of Henry Goodridge and John Goodridge.[25]
Whereas at a court held for this manor on the 11th day of April 1821 it was presented by the homage that Henry Goodridge, late one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who, whilst he lived, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they should happen, the yearly quit-rents of 5s 4d and other services, all that piece or parcel of arable land lying at the lower end of the common field called Common Downes, containing one acre more or less, and also all those two other pieces or parcels of arable land, lying in Oldfield Common, containing together one acre and a half more or less, and also all that other piece or parcel of arable land lying in Scouldbury Common, containing one acre more or less, and also all that one acre and a half of arable land lying in Scouldbury Common, aforesaid, and also all that piece of land called Scouldbury Pightle, containing about half an acre more or less, and also all those three pieces or parcels of arable land lying in the common, aforesaid, called Common Downes, containing four acres and a half more or less, and also all those three pieces of arable land lying in Oldfield Common, aforesaid, containing five acres more or less, all which said pieces or parcels of land are situate and being within and held of the manor, aforesaid, by copy of court roll. And it was at the said court further presented by the homage that the said Henry Goodridge before his death made a surrender to the use of his will, and also made and published his last will and testament in writing duly executed and attested, bearing date the 15th day of April 1817, and thereby gave and devised the said premises in the words following: “First I give and devise unto my beloved wife, Lydia Goodridge, and my son, John Goodridge, all my messuages, cottages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and real estate both freehold and copyhold, the copyhold part whereof I have surrendered to the use of my will. To hold the same unto and to the use of them my said wife and son John and their assigns during their natural lives and the life of the longer liver of them, and from and immediately after their decease and the decease of the survivor of them I give and devise the same unto the right heirs of him my said son John and also to his widow, while she remains his widow forever”. And at the same court the homage further presented that the said Lydia Goodridge had departed this life. And at the same court came the said John Goodridge and prayed to be and was admitted to the said several pieces or parcels of land and premises. To hold the same unto him the said John Goodridge according to the purport and tenor of the said will by the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. Now at this court it is found and presented by the homage that the said John Goodridge has lately departed this life seised of the said premises, whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor five of the best of the live cattle and for want thereof five of the best of the goods whereof he died possessed, which were compounded for at the sum of [blank]. And they further present that previous to his decease he, the said John Goodridge, duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 14th day of October 1840, whereby he devised, as follows: “I give and devise unto my dear wife Elizabeth Goodridge by way of confirmation of the will of my late father Henry Goodridge, deceased, all and singular my freehold and copyhold messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate, situate at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, or elsewhere with the rights, members and appurtenances to the same belonging, to hold the same unto the said Elizabeth Goodridge and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life or widowhood, and from and after her decease or marriage again I give and devise the same hereditaments unto my two friends William Northcroft of Egham in the county of Surrey, builder, and William White of Talworth Court in the said county of Surrey, farmer, and to their heirs,” upon the trusts therein mentioned.

Heriots £[blank]. Fine £10 10s.[25]
Now to this court came the said Elizabeth Goodridge and prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To whom the lord by his said steward grants seizin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said Elizabeth Goodridge according to the tenor and effect of the said several wills of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rents, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and she gave to the lord fines for such her several estates and entries so thereof to be had, and was admitted tenant to all and singular the said respective premises, but her fealty to the lord for the same was respited, because, etc.

John Anthony Jackson. Third Proclamation.[35]
Also at this court the homage present the presentment of the homage at a court held on the 24th day of July 1843 of the death of John Anthony Jackson, late a customary tenant of the said manor, seised of certain copyhold hereditaments within and held of this manor particularly described in the presentment of the homage at the said court held on the said 24th day of July 1843, and the first proclamation thereupon made. And the homage further present the second proclamation made at the last general court, held on the 29th day of April 1844, but who is now entitled to be admitted tenant to the said premises the homage are not informed, and because no person appears to claim admittance thereto, therefore the third proclamation is made, etc.

The end of this court.
Examined
William Stafford,
steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The special court baron and customary court of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter in and for the said manor on Wednesday the 9th day of April in the 8th year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our lord 1845, before William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

James Edwards admitted in fee on the death and under the will of Joseph Edwards.[26] Whereas at a court held for this manor on the 12th day of November 1823 Joseph Edwards of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire was admitted to him, his heirs and assigns, tenant to the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 3d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services, to all that messuage or tenement situate at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, late in the occupation of [blank], with the appurtenances within the said manor and parcel thereof, and whereas the said Joseph Edwards has since the last court died seised of the said premises, to which he was so admitted, as aforesaid, whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle or for want thereof the best of the goods of the said Joseph Edwards for a heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of £1 and paid to the lord of the said manor, and whereas the said Joseph Edwards duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 27th day of February 1845, whereby he gave and devised, as follows: “I give to James Edwards, farmer, Chalfont St Peter, all my real and personal property whatsoever and wheresoever” upon the trusts therein mentioned and declared.

Rent 3d. Heriot £1. Fine £5.[26]
Now to this court comes the said James Edwards in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold premises, of which the said Joseph Edwards so died seised, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seizin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold premises with the appurtenances unto the said James Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said Joseph Edwards, deceased, of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 3d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant accordingly, but his fealty is respited, etc. 

William Northcroft admitted on the death and under the will of John Goodridge.[25]
Whereas at a court held for this manor on the 11th day of April 1821 it was presented by the homage that Henry Goodridge, late one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who, whilst he lived, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they should happen, the yearly quit-rents of 5s and 4d and other services, all that piece or parcel of arable land lying at the lower end of the common field called Common Downe, containing one acre more or less, and also all those two other pieces or parcels of arable land lying in Oldfield Common, containing together one acre and a half more or less, and also all that other piece or parcel of arable land lying in Scouldbury Common, containing one acre more or less, and also all that one acre and a half of arable land lying in Scouldbury Common, aforesaid, and also all that piece of land called Scouldbury Pightle, containing about half an acre more or less, and also all those three pieces or parcels of arable land lying in the common, aforesaid, called Common Downes, containing four acres and a half more or less, and also all those three pieces of arable land lying in Oldfield Common, aforesaid, containing five acres more or less, all which said pieces or parcels of land are situate and being within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, by copy of court roll since the then last court died seised thereof. And it was at the said court further presented by the homage that the said Henry Goodridge before his death made a surrender to the use of his will and also made and published his last will and testament in writing duly executed and attested, bearing date the 15th day of April 1817, an extract from which is duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, whereby he gave and devised unto his beloved wife, Lydia Goodridge, and his son, John Goodridge, all his messuages, cottages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate both freehold and copyhold, the copyhold part whereof he had surrendered to the use of his will. To hold the same unto and to the use of his said wife and son John and their assigns during their natural lives and the life of the longer liver of them, and from and immediately after their decease and the decease of the survivor of them he gave and devised the same unto the right heirs of him, his said son John, and also to his widow, whilst she remained his widow. And at the same court the homage further presented that the said Lydia Goodridge had departed this life. And at the same court came the said John Goodridge and prayed to be and was admitted to the said several pieces or parcels of land and premises. To hold the same unto him the said John Goodridge according to the purport and tenor of the said will by the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas at the last general court, held in and for the said manor on the 14th day of October 1844, it was presented by the homage that the said John Goodridge had departed this life seised of the said premises, and they further presented that previous to his decease he, the said John Goodridge, duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 14th day of October 1840, an extract from which is duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, whereby he gave and devised unto his dear wife, Elizabeth Goodridge, by way of confirmation of the will of his late father Henry Goodridge, deceased, all and singular his freehold and copyhold messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estate, situate at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, or elsewhere with the rights, members and appurtenances. To hold the same unto the said Elizabeth Goodridge and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life or widowhood, and from and after her decease or marriage then he gave and devised the same hereditaments unto his two friends William Northcroft of Egham in the county of Surrey, builder, and William White of Talworth Court in the said county of Surrey, farmer, and to their heirs upon the trusts therein mentioned. And at the same court came Elizabeth Goodridge and prayed to be and was admitted to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To hold the same unto the said Elizabeth Goodridge according to the tenor and effect of the said several wills by the rents, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas by a deed poll under the hand and seal of the said William White, bearing date the 31st day of August 1844, the said William White did disclaim and renounce all the real and personal estates, trusts, powers and authorities whatsoever in and by the said will of the said testator, John Goodridge, devised and bequeathed to them, the said William Northcroft and William White, their heirs, executors and administrators.

Fine £5 5s.[25]
Now to this court comes the said William Northcroft and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances, subject nevertheless to the estate or interest of the said Elizabeth Goodridge therein. To whom the lord by his said steward granted seizin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances (subject as aforesaid) unto the said William Northcroft, his heirs and assigns forever according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said John Goodridge of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rents, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord fines for such his several estates and entries so thereof to be had, and was admitted tenant to all and singular the said respective premises, but his fealty to the lord for the same was respited, because, etc.

William Stafford the younger admitted on the absolute surrender of Elizabeth Goodridge and William Northcroft. The said William Stafford the younger admitted in trust for William Jones, esquire, the lord of the said manor.[25]
And at this court came Elizabeth Goodridge of Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, widow, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, and William Northcroft of Egham in the county of Surrey, builder, one other of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £100 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him the said William Northcroft (with the privity and approbation of the said Elizabeth Goodridge) in hand paid by William Stafford the younger of Buckingham Street, Strand, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, the receipt whereof the said William Northcroft did admit and acknowledge, and also in consideration of the sum of 10s of like lawful money to the said Elizabeth Goodridge in hand paid by the said William Stafford the younger, the receipt whereof the said Elizabeth Goodridge did admit and acknowledge, and in open court surrendered by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said steward according to the custom of the said manor all those two pieces or parcels of arable land lying in Oldfield Common, containing together one acre and a half more or less, and also all those three pieces of arable land lying in Oldfield Common, aforesaid, containing together five acres more or less, all which said pieces or parcels of land are situate and being within and held of the manor, aforesaid, and were late the estate of the said John Goodridge, deceased, and to which together with other lands and premises the said Elizabeth Goodridge was admitted for life during widowhood at a court held in and for the said manor on the 14th day of October 1844, and to which together with other land and premises the said William Northcroft was at this court admitted together with the appurtenances thereunto belonging. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Elizabeth Goodridge and William Northcroft and each of them in, to and out of the said premises to the use and behoof of the said William Stafford the younger, his heirs and assigns, at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, upon which said surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods whereof the said Elizabeth Goodridge and William Northcroft were possessed at the time of making such surrender, which of the special grace and favour of the lord of the said manor has been waived.

Heriot waived. Rent 2s 3d. Fine £[blank].[25]
Now at this court comes the said William Stafford the younger in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid, with their appurtenances. To which said William Stafford the younger the lord of the said manor by his steward, aforesaid, grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the same the same with the appurtenances unto the said William Stafford the younger, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the apportioned yearly rent of 2s 3d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises as appears, etc, and was admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

The end of this court.
William Stafford,
steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter in and for the said manor on Monday the 1st day of May in the 11th year of the reign of our sovereign Lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our Lord 1848, before William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
George Montague, foreman } sworn
John Kemp } sworn


Margaret Summers Jones admitted in fee on the death and under the will of James Coles.              [10] [27] [54] [56]
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that James Coles, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 4d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services, all those two customary messuages, cottages or tenements situate, standing and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, heretofore in the occupation of William Nash and James Hunt, deceased, since of Elizabeth Hunt, widow, also deceased, then of Elizabeth Hatch, widow, and the said James Coles, and now or late of [blank], together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging, to which said premises the said James Coles was admitted tenant at a court held in and for said manor on the 28th day of November 1818 on the surrender of James Hunt. And who also held to him and his heirs in like manner at and under the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court and other services all that piece of ground, formerly parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 18 poles or thereabouts, situate on Chalfont Heath within the said manor with its appurtenances, to which said piece of ground with its appurtenances the said James Coles was admitted tenant at the said court held in and for the said manor on the 28th day of November 1818 on the grant of the lord of the said manor, and in or upon which or part of which last mentioned piece of ground the said James Coles afterwards erected and built four messuages, cottages or tenements and outbuildings, which are now in the several occupations of James Wood, George Bowler, [blank] Warwick and [blank] Walkden. And who also held to him and his heirs in like manner at and under the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court and other services, all that piece of ground, formerly parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 56 poles or thereabouts, situate on Chalfont Heath, aforesaid, with its appurtenances, to which said piece of ground the said James Coles was admitted at a court held in and for the said manor on the 11th day of April 1821 on the grant of the lord of the said manor, and in or upon which or part of which last mentioned piece of ground the said James Coles afterwards erected and built six messuages, cottages or tenements and outbuildings, which are now in the several occupations of widow ?Arnuth, James Langston, [blank] Tilbury, widow Clark, [blank] Goddard and [blank] Alford. And who also held to him and his heirs in like manner at and under the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services all that piece of ground, formerly part of the waste of the said manor, situate on Gerrards Cross Heath and containing by admeasurement 62 poles or thereabouts with its appurtenances, to which said piece of ground with its appurtenances the said James Coles was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 24th day of May 1826 on the grant of the lord of the said manor, and in or upon which or part of which last mentioned piece of ground the said James Coles afterwards erected and built two messuages and outbuildings, which are known as the Oak Cottages and are in the several occupations of [blank].
And who also held to him and his heirs in like manner at and under the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court and other services, all that piece of ground, formerly parcel of the waste of the said manor, situate on the east side of Gerrards Cross Heath, and containing by admeasurement 10 poles or thereabouts, to which said piece of ground the said James Coles was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1827 on the grant of the lord of the said manor. And who also held to him and his heirs in like manner at and under the yearly rent of 8d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services, all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the outbuildings, yard, garden and hereditaments thereto belonging, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Mary Smith, widow, and Elizabeth Cranford, widow, and of Martha Gillebrand and late of Luke Coleman, bounded on the east partly by a certain messuage occupied by the said Luke Coleman and partly by a yard belonging to the said Joseph Cordery, on the south by premises belonging to the said James Coles, and on the west by a certain estate called the Grange, and on the north by the public highway, leading from the village of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to Gerrards Cross, with the appurtenances, to which said premises the said James Coles was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 29th day of April 18844 on the absolute surrender of William Franklin White. [He] has since the last court died seised thereof, whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor three of the best of the live cattle and for want thereof three of the best of the goods of the said James Coles, of which he was possessed at the time of his decease for heriots, which were compounded for. And the homage further present that the said James Coles duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 16th day of October 1845, whereby after devising unto his grandson, William James Coles, certain copyhold messuages or tenements with the outbuildings, gardens and premises thereto respectively belonging, situate near to Latchmoor Pond, Gerrards Cross, in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, the said testator devised, as follows (that is to say): “I give and devise unto the said Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards and their heirs all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the yard, garden and premises situate in Gold Hill Lane in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, being the same hereditaments that I purchased of Mr White and now in my own occupation. To hold the same unto the said Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards and their heirs forever”, upon the trusts therein mentioned. “And as to all the rest and residue of my freehold and copyhold or customary estates of whatsoever description that I might happen to be possessed of or entitled to at the time of my death, I give and devise the same and every part and parcel thereof with their rights, members and appurtenances unto the said Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards, their heirs and assigns forever. To hold the same and every part and parcel thereof according to their respective tenures unto them, the said Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards, their heirs and assigns forever”, upon the trusts therein mentioned.

And at this court the homage further present a certain deed poll under the hand and seal of the said Simeon Edwards, which is in the words and figures following (that is to say): “To all to whom these presents shall come, I, Simeon Edwards of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, send greeting. Whereas James Coles, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, builder, in and by his last will and testament dated the 16th day of October in the year 1845, after giving a certain copyhold estate unto his grandson, William James Coles, and his heirs, gave and devised all the rest and residue of his freehold and copyhold estates unto Margaret Summers Jones and me, the said Simeon Edwards, our heirs and assigns forever. To hold to, for and upon the several uses, trusts, ends, intents and purposes that are therein particularly mentioned and set forth. And whereas I, the said Simeon Edwards, am desirous of disclaiming the several devises and trusts, contained in the said will, as far as I am therein concerned or in any way interested, now know ye that for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving, I, the said Simeon Edwards, do hereby renounce and disclaim the legal estate of and in the several copyhold messuages, lands, hereditaments and premises so given and devised to me in and by the said will of the said testator James Coles, deceased, to the intent that the said Margaret Summers Jones may be admitted alone to the said several copyhold premises. Witness my hand and seal the first day of May 1848 – Simeon Edwards. Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Simeon Edwards in the presence of Edward Woolls”.

Three heriots. Rents 2s 4d, 3s, 5s, 5s, 2s 6d, 8d. Fine £187 on this and the next admission.
Now to this court comes the said Margaret Summers Jones in her own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises so devised to her, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances to her, the said Margaret Summers Jones, her heirs and assigns forever according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rents of 2s 4d, 3s, 5s, 5s, 2s 6d and 8d, fealty, suit of court, three several heriots when they shall happen, duties, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant thereof, but her fealty was respited.

William James Coles (an infant) admitted on the death and under the will of James Coles.[1] 
Also at this court it is found and presented by the homage that James Coles, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services, all that piece or parcel of customary or copyhold ground, containing by estimation 18 perches or thereabouts (be the same more or less), situate and being on the north end of Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, together with the cottage thereupon erected by Thomas Hutchins, and which said cottage or tenement and ground are bounded towards the north by a meadow, now or late of the duke of Somerset, now or late in the occupation of Elizabeth Brown, widow, towards the east by Latchmore Pond, and towards the south and west by Gerrards Cross Common, together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging, to which said cottage or tenement, piece or parcel of ground and hereditaments with the appurtenances the said James Coles was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1838 on the absolute surrender of Thomas Hutchins, and in or upon which or part of which piece of ground the said James Coles afterwards erected and built two messuages, cottages or tenements, has since the last court died seised thereof. Whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor one of the best of the live cattle and for want thereof one of the best of the goods of the said James Coles, of which he was possessed at the time of his decease, for a heriot, which was compounded for. And the homage further present that the said James Coles duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 16th day of October 1845, whereby he devised as follows (that is to say): “I give and devise unto my grandson, William James Coles, son of my late son John Marshall Coles, all those my three several copyhold messuages or tenements with the outbuildings, gardens and premises thereto respectively belonging, situate near to Latchmore Pond, Gerrards Cross, in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and now in the several occupations of James Bunce, [blank] Shepherd and Joseph Hutchins. To hold the same unto the said William James Coles, his heirs and assigns forever and to and for his own absolute use and benefit. Provided, nevertheless, that should my said grandson die under the age of 21 years and without leaving lawful issue, then and notwithstanding the absolute devise, hereinbefore contained, I give and devise the above copyhold cottages and premises unto my own right heirs forever, anything hereinbefore contained to the contrary notwithstanding. And in case at my death my said grandson shall be under the age of 21 years, then I hereby authorise my said executers for the time being of this my will to enter the same copyhold premises and receive the rents and profits thereof until my said grandson shall attain his majority and apply and dispose of the same for his immediate benefit and maintenance in such manner and form as they in their discretion alone shall think proper”.

Heriot. Rent 2s 6d. Fine £187 on this and the preceding admission.
Now to this court comes the said William James Coles by Simeon Edwards and Margaret Summers Jones, his guardians, and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the copyhold premises so devised to him, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold premises with the appurtenances unto the said William James Coles, his heirs and assigns forever according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and he was admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited.

And because the said William James Coles is an infant, the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants the custody as well of the body of the said William James Coles as of the hereditaments held of this manor, above mentioned, to the said Simeon Edwards and Margaret Summers Jones during his minority. To hold of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent and heriot, aforesaid, and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and to render to the said infant a true account of the rents and profits at his full age.

James Chipps admitted in fee on the absolute surrender of Elizabeth Goodridge and others.
Heriot compounded for.[25]
Also at this court the homage present that on the 9th day of April 1845 Elizabeth Goodridge of Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, widow, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor under and by virtue of the last will of John Goodridge, late of Gold Hill, aforesaid, farmer, deceased, late also a copyholder or customary tenant of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of 10s of lawful British money to her in hand paid by James Chipps of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, plumber, and also William Northcroft of Egham in the county of Surrey, builder, one other of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor and also the acting devisee in trust, named and appointed in and by the last will of the said John Goodridge, deceased, in consideration of the sum of £62 of like lawful money to him in hand well and truly paid by the said James Chipps, by the direction and concurrence of the said Elizabeth Goodridge, and also John Goodridge of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, yeoman, eldest son and customary heir of the said John Goodridge, deceased, in consideration of the sum of 10s of like lawful money to him in hand also paid by the said James Chipps, they the said Elizabeth Goodridge, William Northcroft and John Goodridge the son and each of them did out of court according to their respective estates and interests in the premises, hereinafter described, surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of James Coles and Joseph Cawdery, two other copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of arable land lying in Schoolbury Common, containing one acre more or less, and also all that other one acre and a half of arable land, lying in Schoolbury Common, aforesaid, which said pieces or parcels of land are situate and being within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and are held by copies of court rolls of the said manor under the yearly rent of [blank] and was late in the occupation of the said John Goodridge, deceased. To which said pieces or parcels of land he, the said John Goodridge, deceased, was at a court baron held in and for the said manor in or about the 11th day of April 1821 admitted tenant (amongst other hereditaments) on the death and pursuant to the last will and testament of Henry Goodridge, deceased, and to which said hereditaments the said Elizabeth Goodridge was admitted tenant for life at a court held in and for the said manor on the 14th day of October then last according to the tenor of the will of the said John Goodridge, deceased, and to which said hereditaments the said William Northcroft was on the day, on which the now reciting surrender was taken, admitted as such devisee in trust, together with all and singular the hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, waters, watercourses, profits, privileges, commons and common of pasture, common of turbary and all other commonable rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said pieces or parcels of land or ground belonging or in anywise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known, held, used, occupied or enjoyed therewith or as part, parcel or member thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of the said Elizabeth Goodridge, William Northcroft and John Goodridge, the son, or any or either of them of, in, to or out of the said pieces or parcels of land, common, rights, hereditaments and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said James Chipps, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Elizabeth Goodridge, William Northcroft and John Goodridge were possessed at the time of their making the said surrender, for a heriot according to the custom of the said manor, which has been compounded for.

Rent 9d. Fine £2 17s.[25]
Now to this court comes the said James Chipps in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said James Chipps, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by fealty, suit of court, the apportioned yearly rent of 9d, heriot when it happens and all other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And the said James Chipps gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

James Rowles admitted in fee on the absolute surrender of William Northcroft.
Heriots compounded for.[25]
Also at this court the homage present that on the 12th day of October 1847 William Northcroft of Egham in the county of Surrey, builder, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor and also the acting devisee in trust named and appointed in and by the last will of John Goodridge, late of Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, deceased, late also a copyholder or customary tenant of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £125 of lawful British money to him in hand paid by James Rowles of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, butcher, he, the said William Northcroft, did out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of Simeon Edwards and Henry Goodridge, two other copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor according to the custom thereof, all that piece of customary arable land lying at the lower end of the common field called Common Downs, containing one acre more or less, and also all those three several pieces of customary arable land lying in the common, aforesaid, called Common Downs, containing four acres and a half more or less, with all and singular their appurtenances, all which said pieces of land are situate within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the county of Buckinghamshire, and to which the said testator John Goodridge, deceased, was admitted tenant at a court held on the 11th day of April 1821, and which said copyhold lands and hereditaments are now intermixed with certain freehold lands then about to be conveyed by the said William Northcroft to the said James Rowles and are with the said freehold hereditaments now better known and distinguished by the following description, namely all that piece or parcel or land in Common Downs, containing by estimation one acre, one rood and 18 poles, and also all that other piece or parcel of land in Common Downs, aforesaid, containing by estimation two roods and 39 poles, and also all that other piece or parcel of land in Common Downs, aforesaid, containing by estimation one acre, three roods and 35 poles, and also all that other piece or parcel of land lying in Common Downes, aforesaid, containing by estimation one acre, two roods and one pole, and also all that other piece or parcel of land lying in Common Downs, aforesaid, containing by estimation two roods and 29 poles, and also all that other piece or parcel of land lying in Common Downs, aforesaid, containing by estimation three roods and 22 poles, and which said several pieces of land contain together seven acres and 24 poles and are now in the occupation of the said James Rowles, together with all ways, paths, passages, watercourses, commonable rights, trees, underwood, hedges, mounds and the ground and soil thereof, liberties, privileges, profits, commodities, advantages, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereditaments belonging and in anywise appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, trust, inheritance, interest, property, possession, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him, the said William Northcroft, of, in, to or out of the said several copyhold pieces or parcels of land, common, rights, hereditaments and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said James Rowles, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof two of the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said William Northcroft was possessed at the time of his making the said surrender, for heriots according to the custom of the said manor, which have been compounded for.

Two Heriots. Rent 2s. Fine £6 10s.[25]
Now to this court comes the said James Rowles in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said James Rowles, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by fealty, suit of court, the apportioned yearly rent of 2s, two several heriots when they happen and all other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And the said James Rowles gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

William Cawdery admitted in fee on the absolute surrender of Joseph Cawdery.
Heriot compounded for.[28]
Also at this court the homage present that on the 12th day of September 1845 Joseph Cawdery of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, carpenter, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £1 of lawful British money to him, the said Joseph Cawdery, paid by William Cawdery of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, carpenter, and son of the said Joseph Cawdery, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of George Montague and James Chipps, two other copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the same manor, all that copyhold or customary messuage, cottage or tenement situate in the town or village of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, within the said manor and parcel thereof, and as the same is now in the occupation of the said William Cawdery, together with the carpenter’s shop and other the outbuildings, yard, garden, hereditaments and premises thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining, to all of which said messuage or tenement, shop, hereditaments and premises the said Joseph Cawdery was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on or about the 9th day of January in the year 1807 upon the surrender of one Joseph Cawdery. And all houses, outhouses, buildings, hereditaments and premises to the same belonging. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Joseph Cawdery (party thereto) in, to or out of the said premises (subject and without prejudice, nevertheless, to a certain conditional surrender of the said premises, dated on or about the 13th day of August 1822 and made by the said Joseph Cawdery (party thereto) to John Kemp of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, butcher, for securing the sum of £160 and interest. To the use and behoof of the said William Cawdery, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Joseph Cawdery was possessed at the time of his making the said surrender, for a heriot according to the custom of the said manor, which has been compounded for.

Heriot. Rent 8d. Fine £12.
Now to this court comes the said William Cawdery in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said William Cawdery, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 8d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

William Bradshaw and John Hearne the elder admitted in fee on the death and under the will of Charlotte Babb.
Heriot compounded for.[29]
Also at this court the homage present that Charlotte Babb, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst living, held to her and her heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services, all that messuage or tenement situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of John Walker and now or late in the occupation of Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison, the messuage formerly of the widow Dunton and late of James Coles south, another messuage late of John Cawdery and now of William Cawdery west, the way leading to Gold Hill north, and the way leading from Uxbridge to Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, east, with the appurtenances, to which the said Charlotte Babb was admitted tenant at courts held in and for the said manor on the 19th day of October 1789 and the 11th day of April 1791, has since the last court, that is to say on the 24th day of April 1846, died seised thereof. Whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Charlotte Babb was possessed at the time of her decease, for a heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of 10s and paid to the lord of the said manor.

Also at this court the homage present that the said Charlotte Babb duly made and executed her last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 19th day of February 1844, part whereof is in the words and figures following, that is to say: “I hereby direct my executors, hereinafter named, to sell all my estates situate in the parish of Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire or elsewhere, and I constitute and appoint William Bradshaw and John Hearne, senior, of Chalfont St Giles joint executors of this my will”.

Heriot. Rent 1s. Fine £9 10s.[29]
Now to this court come the said William Bradshaw and John Hearne and pray of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenants to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises so devised to them, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said William Bradshaw and John Hearne the elder, their heirs and assigns according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord for a fine for such their estate and entry so thereof to be had as appears, etc, and were admitted tenants thereto accordingly, but their fealty was respited.

Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison admitted in fee on the absolute surrender of William Bradshaw and John Hearne.
Heriot compounded for.[29]
And immediately afterwards at the same court came the said William Bradshaw and John Hearne the elder in their own proper persons, and in consideration of the sum of £80 of lawful money of Great Britain to them in hand well and truly paid by Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, spinster, in open court surrendered by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said steward according to the custom of the said manor, all that the said messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of John Walker and now or late in the occupation of the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison, together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging, to which the said William Bradshaw and John Hearne the elder were this day admitted tenants, as aforesaid. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof. And all the estate right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of them, the said William Bradshaw and John Hearne the elder, and each of them of, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison, her heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said William Bradshaw and John Hearne the elder were possessed at the time of their making the said surrender, for a heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of 10s and paid to the lord of the said manor.

Heriot. Rent 1s. Fine £5 12s 6d.[29]
Now to this court comes the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison in her own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises so surrendered to her use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises unto the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, custom and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate and entry so thereof to be had as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but her fealty was respited.

The end of this court.
William Stafford,
steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter in and for the said manor on Friday the 19th day of October in the 13th year of the reign of our sovereign lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our Lord 1849, before William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman } sworn
Simeon Edwards } sworn


Absolute surrender from Thomas Johnson to George William Deacon presented.[30]
At this court the homage present a certain surrender taken out of court by the said steward of the said manor, which is in the words and figures following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire the 4
th day of August in the year of our lord 1848. Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, Thomas Johnson of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, linen draper, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, for and in consideration of the sum of £550 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by George William Deacon of Stepney Green, Mile End Road, in the said county of Middlesex, esquire, at or immediately before the signing hereof, the receipt of which said sum of £550 and that the same is in full for the absolute purchase of the piece or parcel of ground, messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described and mentioned to be surrendered, and the customary inheritance thereof in fee simple in possession free from encumbrances the said Thomas Johnson does hereby acknowledge and admit and of and from the same sum and every part thereof does acquit, release and discharge the said George William Deacon, his heirs, executors and administrators, does out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that piece of ground heretofore part of the waste of the said manor, situate at the corner of Mill Lane on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckingham, containing by estimation 49 poles or thereabouts, and also all that messuage, tenement or dwelling house and outbuildings, erected and built on the said piece or parcel of ground, as the same were heretofore in the occupation of Thomas Oldaker and are now in the occupation of Dr Thomas Busby, to which said hereditaments and premises the said Thomas Johnson was admitted tenant at a special court baron held for the said manor on the 24th day of November 1835 on the surrender of Mary Amelia Oldaker, together with all and singular the appurtenances thereto belonging. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever at law or in equity or otherwise howsoever of him, the said Thomas Johnson, of, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said George William Deacon, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. Thomas Johnson. Witness to the signing by the said Thomas Johnson, Charles Woodbridge, solicitor, Uxbridge. Taken and made before me, William Stafford, steward of the said manor. Received on the day and year, first before-written, of and from the before-named George William Deacon the sum of £550, being the consideration money, before-expressed, to be paid by him to me, £550. Thomas Johnson. Witness Charles Woodbridge.”

Admission out of court of George William Deacon on the absolute surrender of Thomas Johnson presented.
Rent 5s. Fine £31 10s.[30]
Also at this court the homage present a certain admission granted out of court by the said steward of the said manor, which is in the words and figures following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire the 4th day of August in the year of our lord 1848. Whereas on the said 4th day of August 1848 Thomas Johnson of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, linen draper, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, for and in consideration of the sum of £550 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by George William Deacon of Stepney Green, Mile End Road, in the said county of Middlesex, esquire, did out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that piece of ground heretofore part of the waste of the said manor, situate at the corner of Mill Lane on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, containing by estimation 49 poles or thereabouts, and also all that messuage, tenement or dwelling house and outbuildings, erected and built on the said piece or parcel of ground, as the same were heretofore in the occupation of Thomas Oldaker and are now in the occupation of Dr Thomas Busby, to which said hereditaments and premises the said Thomas Johnson was admitted tenant at a special court baron held for the said manor on the 24th day of November 1835 on the surrender of Mary Amelia Oldaker, together with all and singular the appurtenances thereto belonging. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And of every part and parcel thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever at law or in equity or otherwise howsoever of him, the said Thomas Johnson, of, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said George William Deacon, his heirs and assigns, forever according to the custom of the said manor. Now be it remembered that out of court afterwards, to wit on the day and year, first above-written, the said George William Deacon came in his own proper person before the said steward and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece of ground, messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto him, the said George William Deacon, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited. Examined William Stafford, steward of the said manor.

Absolute surrender from Charlotte O’Loghlin to Jonas Wise presented.[2]
Also at this court the homage present a certain surrender taken out of court by the said steward of the said manor, which is in the words and figures following, (that is to say): “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire the 4th day of November in the year of our lord 1848. Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, Charlotte O’Loghlin of No. 1 Bentinck Street, Manchester Square, in the county of Middlesex, widow, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, for and in consideration of the sum of £315 of lawful money current in Great Britain to her in hand well and truly paid by Jonas Wise of Bentinck Street, Manchester Square, aforesaid, butler, at or immediately before the signing hereof, the receipt of which said sum of £315 and that the same is in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described and mentioned to be surrendered, and the customary inheritance thereof in fee simple in possession free from encumbrances the said Charlotte O’Loghlin does hereby acknowledge and from the same sum and every part thereof does acquit, release and discharge the said Jonas Wise, his heirs, executors and administrators, does out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, wherein William Hunt did formerly dwell, but now or lately occupied by [blank] Berrington, widow. And also all those two customary or copyhold cottages or tenements thereto adjoining, wherein John Bowden and Simeon Franklin did formerly and wherein John Walker and James Berrington did lately severally dwell, but which are now unoccupied, being heretofore one messuage or tenement, wherein Job Green did dwell. And also all those three customary or copyhold cottages or tenements, wherein Thomas Hunt, Francis Andrews and Thomas Scillum did lately severally dwell, being theretofore constructed by the said William Hunt out of part of the barn belonging to the said two messuages or tenements, first hereinbefore mentioned, which said three last mentioned cottages are now untenanted. And also all those two other customary or copyhold cottages or tenements, one whereof was late in the occupation of Henry Weatherley and the other was late in the occupation of Josiah Hunt, both of which are now unoccupied and were built by the said William Hunt on ground whereon a stable and coach house stood. And also all those seven acres (be the same more or less) of land or ground to the same messuages or tenements adjoining and belonging, now or late in the occupation of the said William Hunt, divided into and forming two entire closes, one whereof is an orchard, the other whereof is arable land, which said messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements and closes of land or ground, hereinbefore described, are situate, lying and being at or near Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and the same are bounded towards the north by the common or waste called Gold Hill, towards the east by the messuage or tenement and garden, as now fenced in, late the property of Terence O’Loghlin, esquire, deceased, and now of the said Charlotte O’Loghlin and known as Gold Hill Cottage, towards the south by the land formerly of Robert Hibbert, esquire, but now the property of John Hibbert, esquire, in part towards the west by land late of John Goodridge, but now of [blank] Cannon, and in the remaining part towards the west by the land, now or late of William Humber, together with all commons or common of pasture, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereditaments belonging or in any wise appertaining, being part of the hereditaments and premises, to which the said Charlotte O’Loghlin was admitted tenant on the 14th day of October 1844 (save and except the piece or parcel of land on which the coach house, barn and poultry house belonging to Gold Hill Cottage are erected and built, and also all that piece or parcel of ground, now fenced off and forming part of the garden belonging to Gold Hill Cottage, as the same was lately in the tenure or occupation of [blank] Shakespear). And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part thereof. And all the estate, right, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever at law or in equity or otherwise howsoever of her the said Charlotte O’Loghlin in, to or out of the said hereditaments and premises, hereby surrendered, and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said Jonas Wise, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. Charlotte O’Loghlin. Taken out of court the day and year, first above-written, before me, William Stafford, steward.

Admission of Jonas Wise on the absolute surrender of Charlotte O’Loghlin presented.
Heriot compounded for at £12.[2]
Also at this court the homage present an admission granted out of court by the said steward of the said manor, which is in the words and figures following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Whereas on the 4th day of November in the year of our lord 1848 Charlotte O’Loghlin of No. 1 Bentinck Street, Manchester Square, in the county of Middlesex, widow, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £315 of lawful money current in Great Britain to her paid by Jonas Wise of Bentinck Street, Manchester Square, aforesaid, butler, did out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of William Stafford, gentleman, steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, wherein William Hunt did formerly dwell, but now or late occupied by [blank] Berrington, widow. And also all those two customary or copyhold cottages or tenements thereto adjoining, wherein John Bowden and Simeon Franklin did formerly and wherein John Walker and James Berrington did lately severally dwell, but which are now unoccupied, being heretofore one messuage or tenement wherein Job Green did dwell. And also all those three customary or copyhold cottages or tenements, wherein Thomas Hunt, Francis Andrews and Thomas Scillum did lately severally dwell, being theretofore constructed by the said William Hunt out of part of the barn belonging to the said two messuages or tenements, first hereinbefore mentioned, which said three last mentioned cottages are now untenanted. And also all those two other customary or copyhold cottages or tenements, one whereof was late in the occupation of Henry Weatherley and the other was late in the occupation of Josiah Hunt, both of which are now unoccupied and were built by the said William Hunt on ground whereon a stable and coach house stood. And also all those seven acres (be the same more or less) of land or ground to the same messuages or tenements adjoining and belonging, now or late in the occupation of the said William Hunt, divided into and forming two entire closes, one whereof is an orchard the other whereof is arable land. Which said messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements and closes of land or ground, hereinbefore described, are situate, lying and being at or near Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and the same are bounded towards the north by the common or waste called Gold Hill, towards the east by the messuage or tenement and garden, as now fenced in, late the property of Terence O’Loghlin, esquire, deceased, and now of the said Charlotte O’Loghlin and known as Gold Hill Cottage, towards the south by the land formerly of Robert Hibbert, esquire, but now the property of John Hibbert, esquire, in part towards the west by land late of John Goodridge but now of [blank] Cannon, and in the remaining part towards the west by the land now or late of William Humber, together with all commons or common of pasture, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereditaments belonging or in any wise appertaining, being part of the hereditaments and premises, to which the said Charlotte O’Loghlin was admitted tenant on the 14th day of October 1844 (save and except the piece or parcel of land on which the coach house, barn and poultry house belonging to Gold Hill Cottage are erected and built, and also all that piece or parcel of ground, now fenced off and forming part of the garden belonging to Gold Hill Cottage, as the same was lately in the tenure or occupation of [blank] Shakespear). And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever at law or in equity or otherwise howsoever of her, the said Charlotte O’Loghlin, of, in, to or out of the said hereditaments and premises thereby surrendered and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said Jonas Wise, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. Whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor on such alienation a heriot of the best of the live cattle and in want thereof one of the best of the goods, of which the said Charlotte O’Loghlin was possessed at the time of making such surrender, for a heriot, and which has been compounded for at the sum of £12 and paid to the lord of the said manor.

Fine £45. Heriot.
Now be it remembered that out of court, (to wit) on the 14th day of November 1848, the said Jonas Wise came in his own proper person before the said steward and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuages or tenements, hereditaments and premises unto him the said Jonas Wise, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the manor, aforesaid, by the yearly rent of 4s 4d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he the said Jonas Wise for such his estate so to be had in the premises gives to the lord for a fine, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited. William Stafford, steward.”

George Colston admitted on the absolute surrender of James Edwards.[26]
Also at this court the homage present a certain surrender made out of court, which is in the words and figures following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 27th day of May in the year of our lord 1845 James Edwards of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor and devisee in trust under the last will of Joseph Edwards, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, yeoman, deceased, late also a copyholder or customary tenant of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £96 of lawful British money to him in hand paid by George Coltson of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, at or before taking the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, being the full consideration money for the purchase of the messuage or tenement, common rights and hereditaments, hereinafter described, with the appurtenances and the customary inheritance thereof in possession free from all encumbrances (except the annual quit-rents, fines and heriots, when they become due, and services to the lord of the said manor in respect thereof), the receipt of which said sum of £96 he, the said James Edwards, does hereby admit and acknowledge, and also William Edwards of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, eldest son and customary heir of the said Joseph Edwards, deceased, in consideration of the sum of 5s of like lawful money to him in hand also paid by the said George Coltson the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, they the said James Edwards and William Edwards and each of them did out of court according to their respective estates and interests of and in the premises, hereinafter described, surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of Simeon Edwards and George Montague, two other copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that messuage or tenement, outbuildings, garden and premises, situate at Gravel Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, late in the occupation of the said Joseph Edwards, and to which said hereditaments the said James Edwards was admitted tenant on or about the 9th day of April last, as such devisee in trust under the will of the said Joseph Edwards, deceased, together with all and singular the hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, waters, watercourses, profits, privileges, commons and common of pasture, common of turbary and all other commonable rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or tenement, outbuildings, garden and hereditaments belonging or in any wise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known, held, used, occupied or enjoyed therewith or as part, parcel or member thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law or in equity or otherwise howsoever of them, the said James Edwards and William Edwards, or either of them of, in, to or out of the said messuage or tenement, outbuildings, garden and hereditaments, common rights and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said George Coltson, his heirs and assigns, forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. James Edwards, William Edwards. Taken, as above, the day and year, first above-written, within the said manor before and by us Simeon Edwards, George Montague. Received on the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named George Coltson the sum of £96, being the full consideration money, within-mentioned, to be paid by him to me £96. James Edwards. Witness Edward Woolls, Uxbridge.”

Heriot compounded for at £2 10s.
Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said James Edwards was possessed at the time of his making the said surrender, for a heriot according to the custom of the said manor, which has been compounded for.

Rent 3d. Fine £4 10s.
Now to this court comes George Colston, by mistake in the said surrender called Coltson, in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold premises, so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold premises with the appurtenances unto the said George Colston, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 3d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And he gives to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Conditional surrender in court from the said George Colston to Edward Brown.[26]
And immediately afterwards at the same court came the said George Colston in his own proper person and in consideration of the sum of £60 of lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by Edward Brown of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, maltster, in open court surrendered by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said steward according to the custom of the said manor, all the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises, together with the rights, members and appurtenances, to which the said George Colston was this day admitted tenant, as aforesaid. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him the said George Colston of, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said Edward Brown, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. Subject, nevertheless, to and upon this express condition that, if the said George Colston, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Edward Brown, his executors, administrators or assigns on the 27th day of May next the sum of £60 of lawful British money together with interest thereon after the rate of £5 per cent per annum, then the above surrender to be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Conditional surrender from William Thompson to Thomas Beasley and Charles Woodbridge presented.
Also at this court the homage present a certain conditional surrender made out of court, which is in the words and figures following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 25th day of July in the year of our lord 1849 came William Thompson of the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, baker, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £60 of lawful money of Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by Thomas Beasley of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, doctor of laws, and Charles Woodbridge of Uxbridge, aforesaid, gentleman, did out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of James Rowles and James Chipps, two copyhold tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, wherein George Sedgwick and William Bull heretofore successively dwelt and wherein widow Alderman did lately dwell, adjoining the house heretofore in the occupation of William Archer, and to which premises the said William Thompson was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1838. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, benefit, property, power, claim and demand whatsoever of the said William Thompson in, to or out of the said messuage or tenement and premises and every part thereof. To the use of the said Thomas Beasley and Charles Woodbridge, their heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Subject, nevertheless, to and upon this express condition that, if the said William Thompson his heirs, executors or administrators do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Thomas Beasley and Charles Woodbridge, their executors, administrators or assigns the sum of £60 of lawful money, aforesaid, on the 25th day of January next, together with interest for the same after the rate of £5 per centum per annum, computed from the date of this surrender clear of all taxes and deductions whatsoever, then this surrender is to be void and of none effect, otherwise it is to remain in full force and virtue. William Thompson. Taken and accepted within the said manor the day and year, first above-written, by us, James Rowles, James Chipps. Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named Thomas Beasley and Charles Woodbridge the sum of £60, the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by them to me, £60. William Thompson. Witness R. H. Bowery.”

The end of this court
William Stafford, steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

Absolute surrender from Edward Weller, esquire, to William Weller.[24]
“Be it remembered that on the 24th day of June in the year of our lord 1850 Edward Weller of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, for and in consideration of the sum of £710 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by William Weller of Amersham, aforesaid, brewer, at or before the making of the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, the receipt whereof and that the same is in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, and the customary inheritance thereof free from all encumbrances he, the said Edward Weller, doth hereby admit and acknowledge, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Dunkin Francis, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor, by the rod according to the custom thereof, all that the undivided moiety or equal half part or share and all other the part or share, estate or interest of him, the said Edward Weller, of and in all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, fronting the street or highway there, and for many years past a public house called or known by the name or sign of the Rose and Crown, wherein George Green, Thomas Langston, Thomas Langston, his nephew, Sarah Langston, widow, and Thomas Green heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein Elisha Healey does now dwell, together with the customary cottages or tenements standing next and adjoining thereto on the south side thereof, lately occupied by the widow Pusey and Thomas Hunt, and now by the said Elisha Healey or his undertenants, which said messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements are bounded towards the north by a messuage now or late belonging to and in the occupation of John Edwards, towards the east by the said street or highway, towards the south by a messuage now or late of Sarah Hunt, widow, and late in the occupation of [blank] Peedle, and towards the west by the passage or footway leading to the water-mill of John Nembert Hibbert, esquire, and the same messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, in which said messuage or tenement John Bennett formerly dwelt and in which said three cottages or tenements Robert Cook, John Ingram and Robert Weatherly formerly dwelt, [blank] Atwood, Thomas Lovell and the widow Johnson afterwards dwelt, and Michael Bovingdon, Susannah Kibble and William Attwood since dwelt, and are situate within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and to which said hereditaments and premises the said Edward Weller and William Weller were admitted tenants at a court held in and for the said manor on the 14th day of October 1844 as devisees under the wills of their fathers, John Weller and William Weller, deceased, together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, hedges, ditches, fences, mounds, ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, liberties, privileges, easements, profits, commodities, advantages and emoluments whatsoever to the said piece or parcel of ground belonging or in any wise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known as part, parcel or member thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property, inheritance, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him the said Edward Weller in, to or out of the same hereditaments and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said William Weller, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Edward Weller. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written. John Dunkin Francis, deputy steward of the said manor. Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named William Weller the sum of £710, being the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by him to me, £710. Edward Weller.”

Admittance by the deputy steward out of court of Mr William Weller on the absolute surrender of Edward Weller, esquire.
Heriot compounded for at £25. Rent 5s. Heriot.
Heriot compounded for at £25. Rent 5s. Heriot.[24]
“The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Whereas on this 24th day of June in the year of our lord 1850 Edward Weller of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £710 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him in hand paid by William Weller of Amersham, aforesaid, brewer, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Dunkin Francis, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor, by the rod according to the custom thereof all that the undivided moiety or equal half part or share and all other the part or share, estate or interest of him, the said Edward Weller, of and in all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, fronting the street or highway there and for many years past a public house called or known by the name or sign of the Rose and Crown, wherein George Green, Thomas Langston, Thomas Langston, his nephew, Sarah Langston, widow, and Thomas Green heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein Elisha Healey does now dwell, together with the customary cottages or tenements standing next and adjoining thereto on the south side thereof, lately occupied by the widow Pusey and Thomas Hunt and now by the said Elisha Heely or his undertenants, which said messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements are bounded towards the north by a messuage now or late belonging to and in the occupation of John Edwards, towards the east by the said street or highway, towards the south by a messuage now or late of Sarah Hunt, widow, and late in the occupation of [blank] Peedle, and towards the west by the passage or footway leading to the water-mill of John Nembert Hibbert, esquire, and the same messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, in which said messuage or tenement John Bennett formerly dwelt and in which said three cottages or tenements Robert Cook, John Ingram and Robert Weatherly formerly dwelt, [blank] Atwood, Thomas Lovell and the widow Johnson afterwards dwelt and Michael Bovingdon, Susannah Kibble and William Attwood since dwelt, and are situate within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and to which said hereditaments and premises the said Edward Weller and William Weller were admitted tenants at a court held in and for the said manor on the 14th day of October 1844 as devisees under the wills of their fathers, John Weller and William Weller, deceased, together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, hedges, ditches, fences, mounds, ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, liberties, privileges, easements, profits, commodities, advantages and emoluments whatsoever to the said piece or parcel of ground belonging or in any wise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known as part, parcel or member thereof. And all the estate right, title, interest, use, trust, property, inheritance, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him, the said Edward Weller, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said William Weller, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor.

Heriot compounded for at £25. Rent 5s. Heriot.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the said 24th day of June in the year of our lord 1850, the said William Weller came in his own proper person before the said deputy steward and prayed to be admitted to the said undivided moiety or equal half part and other part or share, estate or interest of and in the same copyhold hereditaments so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by his said deputy steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said undivided moiety or equal half part or share and other part or share, estate or interest of and in the said hereditaments with the appurtenances unto him the said William Weller, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he, the said William Weller, for such his estate so to be had in the premises gives to the lord for a fine, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited. Examined John Dunkin Francis, deputy steward of the said manor.”

Conditional surrender from Mr William Weller to Edward Weller, esquire.
“The manor of Chalfont St Peter in county Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 24th day of June in the year of our lord 1850 William Weller of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, brewer, one of the customary tenants of the said manor came before John Dunkin Francis, deputy steward of the said manor, and did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, fronting the street or highway there, now and for many years past a public house called or known by the name or sign of the Rose and Crown, wherein George Green, Thomas Langston, Thomas Langston, his nephew, Sarah Langston, widow, and Thomas Green heretofore successively dwelt and wherein Elisha Healy does now dwell, together with the customary cottages or tenements standing next and adjoining thereto on the south side thereof, lately occupied by the widow Pusey and Thomas Hunt and now of the said Elisha Healy or his undertenants, which said messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements are bounded towards the north by a messuage now or late belonging to and in the occupation of John Edwards, towards the east by the said street or highway, towards the south by a messuage now or late of Sarah Hunt, widow, and late in the occupation of Peedle, and towards the west by the passage or footway leading to the water-mill of John Nembert Hibbert, esquire, and the same messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, in which said messuage or tenement John Bennett formerly dwelt and in which said three cottages or tenements Robert Cook, John Ingram and Robert Weatherley formerly dwelt, [blank] Attwood, Thomas Lovell and the widow Johnson afterwards dwelt and Michael Bovington, Susannah Kibble and William Attwood since dwelt, and are situate within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to which said hereditaments and premises Edward Weller of Amersham, aforesaid, esquire, and the said William Weller were admitted tenants at a court held for the said manor on the 14th day of October 1844 as devisees under the wills of their fathers, John Weller and William Weller, deceased, and the said William Weller, party hereto, was admitted tenant to the moiety of the said Edward Weller of and in the said hereditaments immediately before the taking of this surrender on the absolute surrender thereof then made by the said Edward Weller with the appurtenances. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, possession, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said William Weller, party hereto, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises and every part thereof with their appurtenances. To such uses for such estate and estates and for such intents and purposes and charged and chargeable in such manner and form as the said Edward Weller shall at any time or from time to time by any deed or deeds or by his last will direct or appoint and in default of and subject to such direction or appointment. To the use of the said Edward Weller, his heirs and assigns forever. To hold the same by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and by the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. Subject, nevertheless, to and upon this express condition that, if the said William Weller, party hereto, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall pay or cause to be paid unto the said Edward Weller, his executors, administrators or assigns the principal interest and other monies secured by a certain indenture dated the 24th day of June 1850 and made between the said William Weller, party hereto, of the one part and the said Edward Weller of the other part, whereby the said hereditaments together with divers other hereditaments were mortgaged or charged for securing the payment of certain sums of money, therein mentioned, according to the proviso or agreement for redemption of the hereditaments contained in the said indenture, then this surrender to be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. William Weller. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by me, John Dunkin Francis, deputy steward.”

Absolute surrender from Mr Charles Gurney to Mr George Healey in trust.[8]
“Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, the first day of October in the year of our lord 1850. Whereas at a court baron held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of July 1841 Charles Gurney of Layters Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, was admitted tenant on the surrender of John Andrew Hunt to all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the orchard, yard and garden and all and every the premises thereto belonging, situate, standing and being on the north side of a green called Layter’s Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Joseph Honour, since of Nathaniel Hunt and then of [blank], together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging. To hold to him the said Charles Gurney, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom thereof by the yearly rent of 1s, heriot on death or alienation, when the same should happen, and other services. And whereas the said Charles Gurney was so admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises, as aforesaid, and now stands possessed thereof in trust for William Jones, esquire, the lord of the said manor, his heirs and assigns, as he the said Charles Gurney does hereby admit and acknowledge. And whereas the said William Jones has requested the said Charles Gurney to surrender the said copyhold messuage or tenement, orchard, yard, garden and other hereditaments and premises, to which he was so admitted tenant, as aforesaid, in manner, hereinafter expressed, now therefore be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, the said Charles Gurney, in consideration of the premises and of the sum of 5s sterling to him in hand paid by George Healey of Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, at or immediately before the making of this surrender (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged), and at the request and by the direction of the said William Jones testified by his signing this memorandum of surrender, does out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Dunkin Francis, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that the aforesaid messuage or tenement with the orchard, yard and garden thereto belonging and all and singular other the hereditaments and premises, to which he, the said Charles Gurney, was so admitted tenant as aforesaid together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof. And all the estate, right, title interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him, the said Charles Gurney, of, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described and mentioned to be surrendered, and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said George Healey, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, in trust, nevertheless, for the said William Jones and Isabella his wife, their heirs and assigns forever and to be surrendered and disposed of from time to time, as they shall direct or appoint. William Jones. Charles Gurney. Taken out of court the day and year, first above-written, by me John Dunkin Francis, deputy steward of the said manor.”
Examined by me John Dunkin Francis, deputy steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of Mary, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Monday the 28th day of April in the 14th year of the reign of our sovereign lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our Lord 1851, before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman, sworn  
Simeon Edwards }
Luke Coleman } sworn
George Montague }


Edward Flint: authority to enter satisfaction on conditional surrender from Job Green.
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching the court, present a certain warrant or authority, bearing date the 3rd day of November 1847, under the hand of Edward Flint in the words or to the purport or effect following, (that is to say): “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. I, Edward Flint, do hereby acknowledge to have received of and from Mr Job Green all principal and interest monies due and owing to me upon or by virtue of a conditional surrender, made and executed by the said Job Green, of certain customary or copyhold hereditaments, lying within and held of the said manor, and bearing date the 5th day of November 1841. And I do hereby direct and require the steward of the court of the said manor to enter satisfaction thereof on the court rolls of the same manor, and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority. Witness my hand the 3rd day of November 1847, Edward Flint.”

Death and will of Job Green presented.[11]
At this court the homage present that the said Job Green, one of the customary tenants of this manor (who whilst he lived held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the yearly rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services, all that messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Thomas Quaintry, afterwards of William Heath and now or late of William Worcester or his undertenants, to which premises the said Job Green was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of July 1841), died on or about the 7th day of November 1850, having made his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 23rd day of October 1850, whereby he gave and bequeathed unto his son Job Green, his heirs and assigns forever all his right, title and interest to a copyhold house and garden, etc, being the said copyhold messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, of which the said Job Green the father died seised, which said will was proved in the Prerogative Court of the archbishop of Canterbury on the 16th day of December 1850.

Job Green the son admitted.
Rent 6d. Fine £6 10s ex favour.[11]
Now at this court came the said Job Green, the son, in his own proper person and humbly prayed of the lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant of the said copyhold or customary messuage, cottage or tenement, hereditaments and premises so devised by the will of the said Job Green, the father, as aforesaid, to which the said Job Green, the son, the lady of the said manor by her said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said messuage, cottage or tenement, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Job Green, the son, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady of the said manor at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to he had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereof in manner and form, aforesaid, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Eliza C.B. Morrison to John Kemp: conditional surrender.
Also at this court the homage present a certain conditional surrender made out of court on the 22nd day of October 1850 by Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, spinster, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, to John Kemp in the words or to the effect following, that is to say: Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 22nd day of October 1850 came Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £45 of lawful British money to the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison in hand paid by John Kemp of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, yeoman, the receipt whereof the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison does hereby acknowledge, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord by the hands and acceptance of George Montague and William Cawdery, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that messuage or tenement with the outbuildings, yard, garden, premises and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate in the village and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to which said premises the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 1st day of May 1848. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, benefit, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison in, to or out of the same premises and every part thereof. To the use of the said John Kemp, his heirs and assigns forever by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed. Subject, nevertheless, to and upon this express condition that, if the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison, her heirs, executors or administrators do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said John Kemp, his executors, administrators or assigns the sum of £45 of lawful British money on the 29th day of September next together with interest for the same after the rate of £5 per centum per annum, computed from the day of the date of this surrender clear of all taxes and other deductions whatsoever, then this surrender is to be void and of no effect, otherwise it is to remain in full force and virtue. E.C.B. Morrison. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, within the said manor by and before us, George Montague and William Cawdery. Received at the time of making the above surrender of and from the above-named John Kemp the sum of £45, the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by him to me, £45. E.C.B. Morrison. Witness Edward Woolls, Uxbridge.

Joseph Perkins and wife: absolute surrender to William Freeman.[31]
Also at this court the homage present an absolute surrender, bearing date the 28th day of April 1851 in the words and figures or to the effect following, (that is to say): “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 28th day of April in the year of our lord 1851 Joseph Perkins of the parish of Rickmansworth in the county of Hertford and Anne his wife, copyhold tenants, or one of them a copyhold tenant of the said manor, came before me, John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor. And she, the said wife, having been by me, the said steward, first examined separate and apart from her said husband touching her free and voluntary consent to the making and passing the surrender, hereunder written, and freely and voluntarily consenting thereto, as by law required, did out of court, in consideration of the sum of £22 sterling to them or one of them in hand well and truly paid by William Freeman of No. 36 Upper Marylebone Street in the county of Middlesex, greengrocer, at or immediately before the passing the surrender, hereinafter mentioned (the receipt of which said sum and that the same is in full for all consideration money on sale of the hereditaments, hereinafter mentioned to be surrendered, is hereby and by the receipt for same sum, hereunder written, acknowledged), surrender out of their and each of their hands into the hands of the lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of me, the said steward, by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece or parcel of garden ground, containing by estimation 17 poles or thereabouts, situate in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire on the south side of a certain lane there situate called Shire Lane, and now and for many years past in the occupation of the said Joseph Perkins (to which said hereditaments the said Joseph Perkins and Anne his wife were admitted tenants at a court held in and for the said manor on the 24th day of May 1826), with their and every of their rights, members and appurtenances. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate, right, title, interest, inheritance, use, trust, benefit, property, possession, power, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of them, the said Joseph Perkins and Anne his wife, or either of them, of, in, to or out of the said hereditaments and premises, hereby surrendered or mentioned so to be, with the appurtenances. To such uses upon such trusts and for such ends, intents and purposes and with under and subject to such powers, provisos, declarations and agreements, as the said William Freeman should at any time or from time to time by any deed or deeds or by his will or any codicil or codicils thereto direct, limit or appoint. And in default of such direction, limitation or appointment and so far as any such should not extend, to the use of the said William Freeman, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor. The mark X of Joseph Perkins. The mark X of Anne Perkins. Taken together with the private examination of the said Anne Perkins the day and year, first above-written, by me J.M. Teesdale, steward. Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the said William Freeman the full sum of £22, being the consideration money, within-mentioned, to be paid by him to us, £22. The mark X of Joseph Perkins. The mark X of Anne Perkins. Witness William Rowell, solicitor, Rickmansworth, Herts.”

Whereupon there happened to the lady of the said manor on such alienation according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Joseph Perkins and Anne his wife were possessed at the time of making such surrender for a heriot, which of the special grace and favour of the lady of the said manor has been waived.

William Freeman admitted.
Heriot waived. Rent 2s 6d. Fine 5s ex favore.[31]
Now at this court comes the said William Freeman in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant of the said copyhold or customary piece of parcel of garden ground, hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lady of the said manor by her steward, aforesaid, grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the same hereditaments with the appurtenances unto the said William Freeman, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and services therefore before due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises as appears, etc, and was admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

David Ives: absolute surrender to John Mollett.[16]
Also at this court the homage present an absolute surrender taken out of court, bearing date the 28th day of April 1851, in the words and figures or to the effect following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 28th day of April 1851 David Ives of Goldhill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, baptist minister, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, and in consideration of the sum of £300 of lawful British money to him, the said David Ives, paid by John Mollett of Hanover Park, Peckham in the county of Surrey, merchant, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold messuage, land and hereditaments, hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered, and the customary estate and inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord or lady of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Thomas Hunt and William Cawdery, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, situate on the common called Gold Hill, adjoining to certain premises of John Kemp on the north side thereof, containing by estimation 17 poles or thereabouts. And also all that messuage or tenement erected on part of the said piece of ground as the same was then in the occupation of the said David Ives. To which said piece of land, hereditaments and premises the said David Ives was admitted tenant at a court held the 13th day of April 1842, together with all houses, outhouses, buildings, ways, paths, passages, easements, privileges, rights, members, hereditaments and appurtenances to the same premises belonging or appertaining or therewith usually held, occupied or enjoyed. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said David Ives in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said John Mollett, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord or lady according to the custom of the manor at the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. David Ives. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by us within the said manor, Thomas Hunt, William Cawdery. Received at the time of making the above surrender of and from the above-named John Mollett the sum of £300, being the consideration money, above-mentioned to be paid by him to me, £300. David Ives. Witness Thomas Hunt, William Cawdery.”

John Mollett admitted.
No heriot. Rent 3s 6d. Fine (ex favore) £20.[16] 
Now at this court comes the said John Mollett (by Edward Woolls, gentleman, his attorney) and humbly prays of the lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant of the said copyhold or customary piece of ground, messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lady of the said manor by her said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the same hereditaments with the appurtenances unto the said John Mollett, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s 6d, fealty, suit of court, customs and services therefore before due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and was admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Appointment of haywards and pound keepers.
Also at this court Moses George and William Kemp were nominated, appointed and sworn to serve the office of haywards and pound keepers within the jurisdiction of this court for the year next ensuing.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The special court baron of Mary the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Wednesday the 26th day of May in the 15th year of the reign of our sovereign lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our lord 1852, before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman } sworn
James Edwards }


Rent 1s 3d. Fine £10.[33]
Who being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court present that upon the petition and request of George Spencer Smith of Baker Street, Portman Square, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, the lady of the said manor by her said steward did in full and open court grant seisin by the rod unto the said George Spencer Smith, his heirs and assigns forever of all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, containing one rood and two perches or thereabouts, be the same more or less, and lying near or fronting the premises of him the said George Spencer Smith and which said piece or parcel of ground is particularly delineated and set forth in the plan drawn in the margin hereof and coloured green.[3] To hold the same with their appurtenances unto the said George Spencer Smith, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady by the rod at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 1s 3d, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services thereof to become due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lady for a fine for his grant and such his estate and entry in the premises the sum of £10 and he is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of Mary the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Wednesday the 12th day of May in the 15th year of our sovereign lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our lord 1852, before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman } sworn
Simeon Edwards }
George Montague }


Charles Gurney to George Healey: absolute surrender.[8]
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court present an absolute surrender taken out of court on the 1st day of October 1850 by John Dunkin Francis, gentleman, late deputy steward of the said manor in the words and figures or to the effect following, (that is to say): “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, the 1st day of October in the year of our lord 1850. Whereas at a court baron held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of July 1841 Charles Gurney of Layters Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, was admitted tenant on the surrender of John Andrew Hunt to all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the orchard, yard and garden and all and every the premises thereto belonging, situate, standing and being on the north side of a green called Layters Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Joseph Honour, since of Nathaniel Hunt, and then of [blank], together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging. To hold to him the said Charles Gurney, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom thereof at the yearly rent of 1s, heriot on death or alienation, when the same should happen, and other services. And whereas the said Charles Gurney was so admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises, as aforesaid, and now stands possessed thereof in trust for William Jones, esquire, the lord of the said manor, his heirs and assigns, as he the said Charles Gurney does hereby admit and acknowledge. And whereas the said William Jones has requested the said Charles Gurney to surrender the said copyhold messuage or tenement, orchard, yard, garden and other hereditaments and premises to which he was so admitted tenant, as aforesaid, in manner hereinafter expressed. Now therefore be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, the said Charles Gurney, in consideration of the premises and of the sum of 2s sterling to him in hand paid by George Healey of Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, at or immediately before the making of this surrender (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged), and at the request of the said William Jones, testified by his signing this memorandum of surrender, does out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Dunkin Francis, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor according to the custom thereof all that the aforesaid messuage or tenement with the orchard, yard and garden thereto belonging and all and singular other the hereditaments and premises, to which he the said Charles Gurney was so admitted tenant, as aforesaid, together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and of every part and parcel thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him the said Charles Gurney of, in, to or out of the same hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described and mentioned to be surrendered, and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said George Healey, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, in trust, nevertheless, for the said William Jones and Isabella his wife, their heirs and assigns forever and to be surrendered and disposed of from time to time, as they shall direct or appoint. William Jones. Charles Gurney. Taken out of court the day and year, first above-written, by me, John Dunkin Francis, deputy steward of the said manor.”

George Healey admitted. Rent 1s. Fine £6 in favore.[8]
Now at this court comes the said George Healey in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lady of the said manor to be admitted to the said copyhold messuage or tenement, orchard, yard, garden, hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lady of the said manor by her steward, aforesaid, grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the same hereditaments with the appurtenances unto the said George Healey, his heirs and assigns forever in trust for Isabella Evans, now the wife of John Llwellyn Evans of Wardrobe Place, Doctors Commons, London, gentleman, late the said Isabella Jones, who had survived the said William Jones, and for her heirs and assigns forever, and to be surrendered and disposed of from time to time as she or they shall direct or appoint. To be held of the lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and services therefore before due and of right accustomed. And he the said George Healey gave to the lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and was admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Death of Elizabeth Haines presented. First proclamation made for heir or devisee.
At this court the homage present that Elizabeth Haines, who held to herself for life of the then lord of the said manor by the rod at the yearly rent of 2d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen and other services all those two cottages or tenements, formerly in the occupation of John Bennett and Robert Bedford, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, fronting the public highway leading from London to Aylesbury, with their appurtenances within the said manor, to which premises the said Elizabeth Haines was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 23rd day of November 1812 under the will of Henry Hankins, died on or about the 23rd day of November 1817, whereupon there happened to the lord or lady of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods whereof the said Elizabeth Haines was possessed at the time of her decease for a heriot, but who is entitled to take admittance to the same customary hereditaments as the customary heir or devisee of the said Henry Hankins or otherwise did not appear, and forasmuch as no one appeared at this court to take admittance to the same customary hereditaments the first proclamation is made for the customary heir or other person so entitled, as aforesaid, to come into court and take admittance thereto, but no one came and such proclamation and default are therefore recorded.

Appointment of hayward and pound keeper.
Also at this court William Kemp was nominated, appointed and sworn to serve the office of hayward and pound keeper within the jurisdiction of this court for the year next ensuing.

The end of this court
J. M. Teesdale, steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, the 16th day of August 1852

Absolute surrender from John Chantry, esquire, to Josiah Cato, esquire.[17]
Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, John Chantry, late of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Whitchurch in the county of Southampton, esquire, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor at his office, No. 33 Fenchurch Street in the city of London, and in consideration of the sum of £100 of lawful British money to the said John Chantry paid by Josiah Cato of Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, immediately before the taking hereof, the receipt of which said sum the said John Chantry does hereby admit and therefrom does release the said Josiah Cato, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, he the said John Chantry did out of court surrender into the hands of the lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, containing by a recent survey and admeasurement thereof two roods and 32 perches or thereabouts, and lying near or adjoining to the shrubbery and premises now or late the property of the said John Chantry, and which said piece of ground is now or lately was in the occupation of the said John Chantry, to which said premises the said John Chantry was admitted tenant at a court held on the 13th day of April 1842, and all the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, customary inheritance, property, claim and demand whatsoever at law or in equity of him the said John Chantry therein and thereto. To the use and behoof of the said Josiah Cato, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor and under and subject to the rent, duties, suits, heriots and services therefore due and of right accustomed to be paid, done and performed. John Chantry. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by me J. M. Teesdale, steward. Received the day and year, first above-written, of the above named Josiah Cato the sum of £100, the consideration money to be paid by him to me, John Chantry. Witness, J. M. Teesdale.”

Admittance by the steward out of court of Josiah Cato, esquire, on the absolute surrender of John Chantry, esquire.[17]
Whereas on this 16th day of August in the year of our lord 1852 John Chantry, late of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Whitchurch in the county of Southampton, esquire, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £100 of lawful British money to him in hand paid by Josiah Cato of Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, by the rod according to the custom thereof, all that piece of parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, containing by a recent survey and admeasurement thereof two roods and 32 perches or thereabouts, and lying near or adjoining to the shrubbery and premises then or then late the property of the said John Chantry, and which said piece of ground was then or then late in the occupation of the said John Chantry, to which said premises the said John Chantry was admitted tenant at a court held on the 13th day of April 1842, and all the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, customary inheritance, property, claim and demand whatsoever at law and in equity of him the said John Chantry therein and thereto. To the use and behoof of the said Josiah Cato, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor and under and subject to the rent, duties, suits, heriots and services therefore due and of right accustomed to be paid, done and performed.

Fine £20. Rent 2s 6d.[17]
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the said 16th day of August in the year of our lord 1852, the said Josiah Cato came in his own proper person before the said steward and prayed to be admitted to the said piece or parcel of ground and hereditaments with the appurtenances so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To have and to hold the said piece or parcel of ground and hereditaments with the appurtenances unto him the said Josiah Cato, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he the said Josiah Cato gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of Mary the wife of the reverend Edward Moore, lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Tuesday the 9th day of November in the 16th year of our sovereign lady Victoria, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith, and in the year of our Lord 1852, before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman } sworn
Simeon Edwards }
George Montague }


Absolute surrender from James Edwards to Eliza Haines.[21]
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, present an absolute surrender taken out of court the 9th day of August 182 by John Jones and James Edwards, two of the copyholders of the said manor, in the words and figures or to the effect following, (that is to say): “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 9th day of August in the year of our lord 1852 James Edwards of Denham in the county of Buckinghamshire, higgler, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, came and in consideration of the sum of £118 sterling to him the said James Edwards paid by Eliza Haines of Ickenham in the county of Middlesex, spinster, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described and intended to be surrendered, and the customary estate of inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of John Jones and James Edwards, two other copyholders, customary tenants of the said manor, all those two messuages or cottages (formerly one cottage) with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and premises thereunto belonging, situate upon Gerrards Cross and lying and being within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, as the same are now or lately were in the several tenures or occupations of George Bowler and [blank] Stone, and which said hereditaments and premises are bounded on the north-east by garden ground belonging to Anne Violet Biggs, on the south-east by a field belonging to the provost and fellows of St John’s College, Oxford, on the south-west by premises belonging to Thomas Shackle and on the north-west by the high road, together with the appurtenances to the said premises belonging, and to which said premises the said James Edwards was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 24th day of July 1843. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said James Edwards in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said Eliza Haines, her heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and according to the custom of the said manor. The mark of James Edwards. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by us within the said manor: John Jones, James Edwards. Received at the time of making the above surrender of and from the above-named Eliza Haines the sum of £118, being the consideration money agreed to be paid by her to me, £118. The mark of James Edwards. Witnesses, John Jones, James Edwards.”

Admission of Eliza Haines.
Now at this court came the said Eliza Haines by Edward Woolls, her attorney, and prayed to be and was admitted accordingly.

Henry Goodridge and Samuel Walter Goodridge: conditional surrender to [Charles] Davis Brown. Warrant of satisfaction dated 1st May 1857, see folio 234.
Also at this court the homage present a conditional surrender taken out of court the 21st day of May 1852 by John Kemp and James Edwards, two of the copyholders of the said manor in the words and figures or to the effect following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 21st day of May 1852 Henry Goodridge of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, husbandman, one of the copyholders of customary tenants of the said manor, and also Samuel Walter Goodridge of No. 1 Market Street in the parish of Clerkenwell in the county of Middlesex, horse dealer, who was the eldest surviving son and customary heir of Henry Goodridge of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, deceased, which said last-mentioned Henry Goodridge is described in a certain admission entered upon the rolls of the said manor on the 10th day of October 1809 as the eldest son of the said Henry Goodridge (party hereto) and Elizabeth his wife, and for and in consideration of the sum of £44 of lawful British money to them in hand well and truly paid by Charles Davis Brown of Uxbridge Moor, Middlesex, baker, at or before taking the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, the receipt of which said sum of £44 pounds they the said Henry Goodridge and Samuel Walter Goodridge do hereby accept and acknowledge, they the said Henry Goodridge and Samuel Walter Goodridge and each of them did out of court (according to their respective estates and interests of and in the premises hereinafter described) surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the acceptance of John Kemp and James Edwards, two other copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that tenement called Timberhall otherwise Copthall, and also all those several closes of meadow or pasture ground, containing by estimation three acres more or less, with the appurtenances, situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, for many years past in the occupation of the said Henry Goodridge or his assigns and now of Joseph [blank], together with all and singular the hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, watercourses, profits, privileges, common and common of pasture, common of turbary and all other commonable rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said tenement and closes of lands and hereditaments belonging or in any wise appertaining. And the reversion, reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and trusts thereof and every part and parcel thereof. And all the estate, right, title and interest whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise of them or either of them the said Henry Goodridge and Samuel Walter Goodridge of, in and to the same. To the use and behoof of the said Charles Davis Brown, his heirs and assigns forever by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject, nevertheless, to and upon this express condition that, if the said Henry Goodridge and Samuel Walter Goodridge or either of them their or either of their heirs, executors or administrators shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Charles Davis Brown, his executors, administrators or assigns the sum of £44 of lawful British money on the 21st day of November next together with interest for the same after the rate of £5 per cent per annum, computed from the day of the date of this surrender, clear of all taxes and other deductions whatsoever then this surrender is to be void and of no effect, otherwise it is to remain in full force and virtue. Henry Goodridge, S. W. Goodridge. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter by and before us: John Kemp, James Edwards.

Second proclamation for heir or devisee of Henry Hankins.
Also at this court the second proclamation is made for the heir or devisee or other person claiming admission under the will of Henry Hankins, late one of the customary tenants of the said manor, to be admitted, but no one appearing, such proclamation and default are therefore recorded and the third proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of Mary, the wife of the reverend Edward Moore, lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Wednesday the 26th day of October in the year of our lord 1853 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman } sworn
Simeon Edwards }
George Montague }


William Northcroft: his absolute surrender to Thomas Taylor.[25] [25A]
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, present a surrender taken out of court by James Coles and Joseph Cawdery, two of the copyholders of the said manor, in the words and figures or to the effect following: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 9th day of April in the year of our lord 1845, William Northcroft of Egham in the county of Surrey, builder, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor and also the acting devisee in trust named and appointed in and by the last will and testament of John Goodridge, late of Goldhill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, deceased, late also a copyholder or customary tenant of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of £50 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by Thomas Taylor of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, at or before the taking [of] the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, being the full consideration money for the purchase of the piece or parcel of land, common rights and hereditaments, hereinafter described, with the appurtenances and the customary inheritance thereof in possession free from all encumbrances (except the annual quit-rents, fines, heriots when they become due and services to the lord of the said manor in respect thereof), the receipt of which said sum of £50 he the said William Northcroft does hereby admit and acknowledge, and also Elizabeth Goodridge of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, widow of the said John Goodridge, deceased, and tenant for life of the said hereditaments under the said will of the said John Goodridge, deceased, and as such a copyhold tenant of the said manor, and John Goodridge of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, yeoman, eldest son and customary heir of the said John Goodridge, deceased, in consideration of the sum of 10s each of like lawful money to them in hand paid by the said Thomas Taylor, the receipts whereof respectively are hereby acknowledged, they the said William Northcroft, Elizabeth Goodridge and John Goodridge the son and each of them did out of court according to their respective interests of and in the premises hereinafter described surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of James Coles and Joseph Cawdery, copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that customary or copyhold piece of land called Schoolbury Pightle, containing about half an acre (be the same more or less), which said piece or parcel of land is situate and being within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and is bounded on or towards the north-east by the road or public highway leading from Gerrards Cross to Chalfont St Giles, on the west and south by lands of William Jones, esquire, and on the east by land called Schoolbury Common Field, the property of the said William Northcroft, and which said piece or parcel of land hereby surrendered is more particularly marked, delineated and set forth in the map or plan in the margin hereof[4] and is held by copy of court roll of the said manor under the yearly apportioned rent of [blank] and was late in the occupation of the said John Goodridge, deceased, and to which said piece or parcel of land he, the said John Goodridge, deceased, was at a court baron held in and for the said manor on or about the 11th day of April 1821 admitted tenant (amongst other hereditaments) on the death or pursuant to the last will and testament of Henry Goodridge, deceased, and to which said hereditaments the said Elizabeth Goodridge was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 14th day of October last according to the tenor of the will of the said John Goodridge, deceased, as tenant for life, and the said William Northcroft was this day admitted as such devisee in trust, as aforesaid, together with all and singular the hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, waters, watercourses, profits, privileges, commons and common of pasture, common of turbary and all other commonable rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said piece or parcel of land or ground belonging or in anywise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known, held, used, occupied or enjoyed therewith or as part, parcel or member thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law or in equity or otherwise howsoever of them the said William Northcroft, Elizabeth Goodridge and John Goodridge the son, or any or either of them of, in, to or out of the said piece or parcel of land, common rights, hereditaments and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said Thomas Taylor, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. William Northcroft, Elizabeth Goodridge, John Goodridge. Taken the day and year, above-written, before us: James Coles, Joseph Cawdery. Received on the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named Thomas Taylor the sum of £50, being the full consideration money, within-mentioned, to be paid by him to me, William Northcroft, £50. Witness: Thomas Daniels, clerk to John Taylor, solicitor, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.”

Admission of the said Thomas Taylor. The court copy sent to Mr Taylor. Fine £6. Rent 1s.[25] [25A]
Now at this court comes the said Thomas Taylor and humbly prayed of the lady of the said manor to be admitted to the said piece or parcel of land and premises. To whom the lady of the said manor by her steward, aforesaid, granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land and premises unto the said Thomas Taylor, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he the said Thomas Taylor gave to the lady for a fine for such his estate and interest so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and was admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

James Chipps: his absolute surrender to Job King.[19]
Also at this court the homage present a surrender, taken out of court the 9th day of April 1853 by William Cawdery and John Jones, two of the customary tenants of the said manor, in the words and figures or to the effect following: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 9th day of April 1853 James Chipps of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, plumber, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, and for and in consideration of the sum of £175 sterling to him the said James Chipps paid by Job King of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, licensed victualler, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold cottages and premises, hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered, and the customary estate and inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of William Cawdery and John Jones, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor according to the custom thereof, all those two messuages or cottages, formerly one messuage, situate in the village and manor of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, together with the yards, gardens and premises thereto belonging and as the same are now in the several occupations of Widow Butcher and ?John Bolton, with the appurtenances to the said hereditaments and premises belonging, and of which said hereditaments and premises the said James Chipps was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 24th day of July 1843. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said James Chipps in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said Job King, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed. James Chipps. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by us within the said manor: William Cawdery, John Jones. Received the day and year, first within-written, of the within-named Job King the sum of £175, the consideration money within mentioned to be paid by him to me, £175: James Chipps. Witness: Edward Woolls, Uxbridge, attorney at law.”

Admission of the said Job King. Fine £9 9s. Rent 4 ½d.[19]
Now at this court comes the said Job King and humbly prayed of the lady of the said manor to be admitted to the said two messuages or cottages and premises. To whom the lady of the said manor by her steward, aforesaid, granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said two messuages or cottages and premises unto the said Job King, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 4½d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he the said Job King gave to the lady for a fine for such his estate and interest so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and was admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Job Green: conditional surrender to Edward Woolls.
Also at this court the homage present a conditional surrender made out of court on the 11th day of June 1851 by Job Green of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, one of the customary tenants of the said manor to Edward Woolls in the words and figures or to the effect following: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 11th day of June 1851 Job Green of Austin Wood in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £30 of lawful British money to the said Job Green in hand then paid by Edward Woolls of Uxbridge, Middlesex, attorney at law, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of George Montague and William Cawdery, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravel Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, within the said manor, to which said messuage and premises the said Job Green was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 28th day of April 1851, together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, waters, watercourses, paths, passages, profits, privileges, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage, hereditaments and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or reputed to appertain. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, inheritance, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him the said Job Green in, to and out of the same premises and every part thereof. To the use of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns forever by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject, nevertheless, to and upon this express condition that, if the said Job Green, his heirs, executors or administrators do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Edward Woolls, his executors, administrators or assigns the sum of £30 of lawful British money on the 11th day of December next together with interest for the same after the rate of £5 per centum per annum, computed from the day of the date of this surrender, clear of all taxes and other deductions whatsoever, then this surrender is to be void and of no effect, otherwise it is to remain in full force and virtue. Job Green. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before us within the said manor, George Montague, William Cawdery. Received at the time of taking the above surrender of and from the above-named Edward Woolls the sum of £30, being the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by him to me, Job Green, £30. Witness: George Montague, William Cawdery.”

William Cawdery: grant of waste. Received the court copy William Cawdery. Fine £5. Rent 3s.[35]
Also at this court the homage present that upon the petition and request of William Cawdery of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, carpenter and builder, the lady of the said manor by her said steward did in full and open court grant seisin by the rod unto the said William Cawdery, his heirs and assigns forever of all that piece or parcel of ground, formerly waste, situate, lying and being near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath, adjoining land late in the occupation of Joseph Tilbury, containing by estimation 12 poles or thereabouts. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said William Cawdery, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady by the rod at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services thereof to become due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lady for a fine for his grant and such his estate and entry in the premises, as appears in the margin, and he is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Third proclamation for heir or devisee of Henry Hankins.
Also at this court the third proclamation for the heir or devisee or other person claiming admission under the will of Henry Hankins, late one of the customary tenants of the said manor, to be admitted, but no one appearing, the same is of the special grace and favour of the lady of the said manor to stand over till the next court.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire: The 30th day of October 1854

Absolute surrender from John Chantry, esquire, to Josiah Cato, esquire.[5]
Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, John Chantry, late of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Whitchurch in the county of Southampton, esquire, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, at his office No. 33 Fenchurch Street in the city of London, and in consideration of the sum of £105 of lawful money to the said John Chantry paid by Josiah Cato of Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, immediately before the taking hereof, the receipt of which said sum the said John Chantry does hereby admit and therefrom does release the said Josiah Cato, his executors, administrators and assigns, he, the said John Chantry, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor all that customary or copyhold messuage, cottage or tenement, wherein Anne Crawford otherwise Crayford, widow, formerly dwelt, wherein Widow Cowdery afterwards dwelt, wherein George Serle lately dwelt and wherein Luke Coleman now dwells, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, between a messuage or tenement and premises now belonging to and in the occupation of William Cowdery on the one side and a messuage or tenement and premises now belonging to and in the occupation of Margaret Coles on the other side, and fronting towards the public highway leading from Chalfont St Peter to Goldhill, with their and every of their appurtenances, to which the said John Chantry was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of July 1841, and all the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, customary inheritance, property, claim and demand whatsoever at law or in equity of him, the said John Chantry, therein and thereto. To the use and behoof of the said Josiah Cato, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor under and subject to the rent, duties, suits, heriots and services therefore due and of right accustomed to be paid, done and performed. John Chantry. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward. Received the day and year, first above-written, of the above-named Josiah Cato the sum of £105, the consideration money to be paid by him to me, John Chantry.” “Witness: J. M. Teesdale.”

Admittance by the steward out of court of Josiah Cato, esquire, on the surrender of John Chantry, esquire. Heriot £5 5s.[5]
Whereas on this 30th day of October in the year of our lord 1854 John Chantry, late of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Whitchurch in the county of Southampton, esquire, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £105 of lawful British money to him in hand paid by Josiah Cato of Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that customary or copyhold messuage, cottage or tenement, wherein Anne Crawford otherwise Crayford, widow, formerly dwelt, wherein Widow Cowdery afterwards dwelt, wherein George Searle lately dwelt and wherein Luke Coleman now dwells, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, between a messuage or tenement and premises now belonging to and in the occupation of William Cowdery on the one side and a messuage or tenement and premises now belonging to and in the occupation of Margaret Coles on the other side, and fronting towards the public highway leading from Chalfont St Peter to Goldhill, with their and every of their appurtenances, to which the said John Chantry was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of July 1841, and all the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, customary inheritance, property, claim and demand whatsoever at law and in equity of him, the said John Chantry, therein and thereto. To the use and behoof of the said Josiah Cato, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor and under subject to the rent, duties, suits, heriots and services therefore due and of right accustomed to be paid, done and performed, upon which said surrender there happened to the lady of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said John Chantry was possessed at the time of such surrender, for a heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of £5 5s and paid to the lord of the said manor.
Rent 6d. Fine £5 10s ex favour.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the said 30th day of October in the year of our lord 1854, the said Josiah Cato came in his own proper person before the said steward and prayed to be admitted to the said copyhold messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To have and to hold the said copyhold messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances unto him the said Josiah Cato, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady of the said manor at the will of the lady by the yearly rent of 6d, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

The general court baron and customary court of Mary, the wife of the reverend Edward Moore, lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in and for the said manor on Wednesday the 23th day of May in the year of our lord 1855 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman } sworn
George Montague }
Simeon Edwards }


Release from Eleanor Peake to Hugh Budgen Peake, esquire.[13]
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, present an indenture or release in the words and figures or to the effect following: “This indenture made the 16th day of June in the year of our lord 1854 between Eleanor Peake, late of Number 17 Torrington Square in the county of Middlesex, but now of Brighton in the county of Sussex, widow, of the one part and Hugh Budgen Peake of the city of Worcester, esquire, of the other part, witnesses that, in consideration of the natural love and affection which the said Eleanor Peake has towards her son, the said Hugh Budgen Peake, and for the more effectually yielding up the estate and interest, to which under the last will and testament of Thomas Peake, esquire, deceased, her late husband, bearing date the 17th day of May 1828, she is now entitled for her life of and in the piece of copyhold ground and hereditaments, hereinafter particularly mentioned, and as to which with the freehold portion of the estate held therewith the said Hugh Budgen Peake has for some time past been with the sanction of the said Eleanor Peake in the occupation or in the receipt of the rents and profits thereof, she the said Eleanor Peake does hereby grant, release and confirm unto the said Hugh Budgen Peake, his heirs and assigns all that piece of ground, formerly part of the waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, situate at Maltmans Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the same county and long since enclosed, extending from the corner of a certain close, formerly belonging to the Reverend William Jones and afterwards of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, and formerly in the occupation of Richard Hunt, to a certain pool of water on the said waste, and which said piece of land is 86 yards or thereabouts in length and in breadth at the west end thereof, 22 yards or thereabouts at the east end thereof, 16 yards or thereabouts and at the narrowest part thereof, adjoining the barn or carthouse formerly of the said Thomas Peake, 5 yards or thereabouts, and abuts at the west end thereof on the said close, formerly in the tenure or occupation of the said Richard Hunt, at the east end thereof on the said pool of water and at the north side thereof on the ancient freehold lands and premises formerly of the said Thomas Peake called Maltmans Green, and to which said piece of ground and premises the said Eleanor Peake was admitted for her life at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of July 1841, together with the appurtenances to the said piece of ground and premises belonging. To have and to hold the said piece of ground and other the premises, hereinbefore particularly mentioned and intended to be hereby released, unto and to the use of the said Hugh Budgen Peake, his heirs and assigns for the natural life of her the said Eleanor Peake at the will of the lord and according to the custom of the said manor and subject to the rent, suits and services, to which the same are liable, to the intent that the same life estate may be merged in the freehold and reversion of the said premises. And the said Eleanor Peake for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators does hereby covenant with the said Hugh Budgen Peake, his heirs and assigns that she the said Eleanor Peake has not at any time heretofore made, done, committed or executed or been party or privy to any act, deed, matter or thing whatsoever, whereby the said piece of copyhold ground and premises, herein before particularly mentioned and intended to be hereby released, or any part thereof (or the freehold portion of the premises in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter held therewith) are, is, can, shall or may be in any wise impeached, charged, affected or encumbered in title, estate or otherwise howsoever. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written. Eleanor Peake. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Eleanor Peake in the presence of Robert William Peake, 12 Old Square, Lincolns Inn. Jane Peake, Brighton.”

Absolute surrender by Hugh Budgen Peake, esquire, to Frederick Charsley, esquire.[13]
Also at this court the homage present an absolute surrender made out of court on the 25th day of October in the year of our lord 1854 by the said Hugh Budgen Peake to one Frederick Charsley in the words and figures or to the effect following: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 25th day of October in the year of our lord 1854 Hugh Budgen Peake of the city of Worcester, esquire, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, came before the steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £10 to him the said Hugh Bugden Peake paid by Frederick Charsley of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lady of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said steward according to the custom of the same manor, all that piece of ground formerly part of the waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, situate at Maltmans Green otherwise Miltons Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and long since enclosed, extending from the corner of a certain close formerly belonging to the Reverend William Jones and afterwards of William Jones, esquire, lord of the said manor, and formerly in the occupation of Richard Hunt, to a certain pool of water on the said waste and which said piece of land is 86 yards or thereabouts in length and in breadth at the west and thereof 22 yards or thereabouts, at the east end thereof 16 yards or thereabouts and at the narrowest part thereof, adjoining the barn or carthouse, formerly of Thomas Peake, deceased, 5 yards or thereabouts, and abuts at the west end thereof on the said close, formerly in the tenure or occupation of the said Richard Hunt, at the east end thereof on the said pool of water and on the north side thereof on the ancient freehold lands and premises, formerly of the said Thomas Peake, but now of the said Frederick Charsley, with the rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Hugh Budgen Peake therein and thereto, to the uses following, (that is to say): to such uses for such estates upon such trusts and to and for such intents and purposes as the said Frederick Charsley by any deed duly executed or by his last will and testament shall at any time or times or from time to time revocably or irrevocably appoint, and in default of and subject to any such appointment to the use and behoof of the said Frederick Charsley, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor at and under the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed. Hugh Budgen Peake. This surrender was accepted and taken the day and year, above-written, and before me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.”

Admission of Frederick Charsley, esquire. Fine 15s.[13]
Now at this court comes the said Frederick Charsley and humbly prays of the lady of the said manor to be admitted to the said piece of ground. To whom the lady by her steward, aforesaid, granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece of ground unto the said Frederick Charsley, his heirs and assigns forever to the uses following, that is to say: to such uses for such estates upon such trusts and to and for such intents and purposes, as the said Frederick Charsley by any deed duly executed or by his last will and testament shall at any time or times or from time to time revocably or irrevocably appoint, and in default of and subject to any such appointment, to the use and behoof of the said Frederick Charsley, his heirs and assigns forever by the rod at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of [blank], fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he the said Frederick Charsley gave to the lady for a fine for such his estate and interest so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and was admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Grant of waste to Thomas Wright, esquire. Rent 20s. Fine £10. No heriot.[36]
Also at this court the homage present that upon the petition and request of Thomas Wright of the Grange, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, the lady of the said manor by her said steward did in full and open court grant seisin by the rod unto the said Thomas Wright, his heirs and assigns forever of all that piece or parcel of ground, situate on Gold Hill Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, containing by estimation one acre or thereabouts, be the same more or less, and lying near the premises of him the said Thomas Wright and which said piece or parcel of ground is particularly delineated and set forth on the plan drawn in the margin hereof and coloured pink.[5] To hold the same unto the said Thomas Wright, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady by the rod at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 20s, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services thereof to become due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lady for a fine for his grant and such his estate and entry in the premises the sum of £40, and he is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and the same is not to the subject to a heriot.

Forfeiture of ground of Henry Hankins.[51]
Also at this court it was presented that no one appeared to claim possession of the hereditaments whereof Henry Hankins died seised and that the same has been accordingly seized into the hands of the lady of the said manor.

William Pusey appointed hayward.
At this court William Pusey was appointed hayward within the jurisdiction of this court.

The end of this court.                            
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

23rd May 1855

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

We, the Reverend John Weller, rector of North Luffenham in the county of Rutland, doctor in divinity, and Richard Weller of the Elms, Maidenhead, in the county of Berkshire, esquire, and Caroline Weller of Heathfield House, Turnham Green in the county of Middlesex, widow, the executors of Edward Weller, formerly of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, common brewer, maltster and farmer, and the said John Weller and Richard Weller, being also devisees of estates held by the said Edward Weller as mortgagee under his last will, do hereby acknowledge to have received of and from William Weller of Amersham, aforesaid, common brewer, maltster and farmer certain sums of money in satisfaction so far as the customary or copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter mentioned, are concerned of all principal and interest monies due and owing to us upon and by virtue of a conditional surrender made and executed by the said William Weller of certain customary or copyhold hereditaments, lying within and held of the said manor, and bearing date the 24th day of June 1850, and we do hereby direct and require the steward of the said manor to enter satisfaction thereof on the court rolls of the said manor, and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority, as witness our hands the 6th day of August 1855: John Weller, Richard Weller, Caroline Weller.

Witness as to the signing by the said John Weller and Caroline Weller: Thomas Daniels, clerk to Ralph Spicer, solicitor, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

 

The 20th day of May in the year of our lord 1856.

Henry Watts: admission as heir of Elizabeth Watts.[38]
Whereas Elizabeth Watts, late one of the customary tenants of this manor, was at a court held for this manor on the 13th day of December 1831 admitted to all that one undivided third part or share (the whole unto three equal parts or shares being divided) of and in all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement called Tubses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices, buildings and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate and being in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and also of and in all those 40 acres (were the same more or less) of copyhold or customary land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near or adjoining with their appurtenances. To hold the said undivided third part or share and all and singular the premises with their appurtenances unto the said Elizabeth Watts of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said Elizabeth Watts was at a court held for the said manor on the 28th day of January 1832 admitted on the absolute surrender of Rebecca Newcomb to all that one undivided moiety or equal half part of one other third part or share of and in the said messuage or tenement with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices, buildings and appurtenances thereto belonging, and of and in the said 40 acres of customary or copyhold land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging. To hold the said one undivided moiety or equal half part with their appurtenances unto the said Elizabeth Watts of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas by an indenture of release, bearing date the 2nd day of February 1832, and made between the said Rebecca Newcomb of the first part, John Heron and Mary Anne his wife of the second part, William Watts and the said Elizabeth Watts, his wife, of the third part and Thomas Heron of the fourth part, for the valuable consideration therein expressed the said John Heron and William Watts for themselves respectively and their respective heirs, executors and administrators and each of them for his said wife, did amongst other things severally covenant with the said Thomas Heron, his heirs and assigns that they, the said John Heron and Mary Anne his wife or her heirs and he the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife or her heirs, should at the next court baron or customary court general or special to be held for the said manor at the costs of the said John Heron and William Watts respectively or their respective heirs, executors or administrators surrender into the hands of the lord of the same manor according to the custom thereof all that and those the said messuage or tenement, lands, wood ground and premises to the uses, thereinafter mentioned, (that was to say): as to such part of parts of the hereditaments and premises, thereinbefore covenanted to be surrendered, as was or were in the map or plan drawn in the margin of the same indenture, distinguished by the colour yellow, and was or were in the schedule, thereunder written, called Tubses Farm, or as constituted part of the hereditaments in the said schedule called by that name, with the appurtenances, to the use of the said John Heron, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof. And as to such part or parts of the said hereditaments, thereinbefore covenanted to be surrendered, as was or were in the said map or plan distinguished by the colour green and was or were in the said schedule called by the name of Ninnings Farm, or as constituted part of the hereditaments in the same schedule called by that name, with the appurtenances thereof. To the use of the said Thomas Heron, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom thereof. And it was by the said indenture declared by the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife that the said Thomas Heron, his heirs and assigns should be seised of the hereditaments and premises, thereinbefore covenanted to be surrendered, to the use of him, his heirs and assigns upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes and subject to such powers and provisos as would consistently with the nature of the tenure thereof nearest correspond with the uses and trusts, thereinbefore declared, concerning such of the hereditaments, thereinbefore mentioned to be thereby released, as was or were in the said map or plan distinguished by the colour green and in the said schedule called by the name of Ninnings Farm, and as constituted part of the hereditaments in the said schedule called by that name, that was to say, to the use of such person or persons for such estate or estates, interest or interests and upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes, as the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife during their joint lives by any deed or deeds, instrument or instruments in writing to be by them sealed and delivered in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses, should jointly direct, limit and appoint, and in default of such direction, limitation or appointment and until the same should be made, and subject to any such as should not be a complete and entire disposition of the said premises, to the use of the said William Watts and his assigns during his natural life without impeachment of waste, and immediately after his decease to the use of the said Elizabeth Watts and her assigns during her life without impeachment of waste, and after the decease of the survivor of them the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife, to the use of the said Henry Watts, the only son of the said William Watts by the said Elizabeth his wife, his heirs and assigns forever. And whereas the pieces or parcels of land coloured pink and blue in the plan drawn in the margin hereof[6] represent the copyhold portion of the hereditaments, which were respectively released and covenanted to be surrendered by the herein-before recited indenture of the 2nd day of February 1832 and the bargain and sale for a year, on which the same was founded, that is to say, the portion coloured pink represents 33 acres or thereabouts, which by the operation of the said indenture was allotted to and has since formed part of the farm now called Tubses, and the portion coloured blue represents 7 acres or thereabouts, which by the operation of the said indenture was allotted to and has since formed part of the farm now called Ninnings. And whereas the said Elizabeth Watts departed this life on the 13th day of December 1851 seised of the said one undivided third part and of the said one undivided moiety of one other third part of the said copyhold hereditaments and premises and without ever having exercised the power of appointment given to her by the said indenture, whereupon there happened to the lord and lady of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Elizabeth Watts was possessed at the time of her decease for a heriot, which had been compounded at the sum of [blank].[7]

Rent £1 6s 4½d. Fine £30. The quit-rent is incorrect, it ought to be 8s 9d in the whole of property.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the day and year, first above-written, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, at his office, No. 33 Fenchurch Street in the city of London, Henry Watts of 14 Adelaide Row, Haverstock Hill in the county of Middlesex, chemist, the only son and customary heir of the said Elizabeth Watts, and humbly prayed of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said one undivided third part or share and one undivided moiety of one other third part or share of and in all that messuage or tenement called Tubses with the barns, stables, yards and appurtenances, situate in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and also all that one undivided third part or share and one undivided moiety of one other third part or share of and in the said 33 acres of copyhold land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near and adjoining, being the part of the said 40 acres or thereabouts, to which the said Elizabeth Watts was admitted, as aforesaid, which by the hereinbefore recited indenture of the 2nd day of February 1832 were allotted to and have since formed part of the said farm called Tubses. And also to all that one undivided third part or share and one undivided moiety of one other third part or share of and in the said 7 acres of copyhold land and wood ground (being the remaining part of the said 40 acres, which by the hereinbefore recited indenture of the 2nd day of February 1832 were allotted to and have since formed part of the said farm called Ninnings), together with the rights, members and appurtenances to the said several hereditaments respectively belonging or appertaining. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said third parts or shares and the said moieties of the said other third parts or shares with the appurtenances unto him the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor at the will of the lord and lady by the yearly rent of £1 6s 4½d[8], heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

 

The 20th day of May in the year of our lord 1856.

Surrender by Henry Watts to Mary Anne Heron.[37]
Whereas on this 20th day of May 1856 Henry Watts of 14 Adelaide Road, Haverstock Hill, in the county of Middlesex, chemist, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of this manor, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, at his office, No. 33 Fenchurch Street in the city of London, and in consideration of 5s of lawful money to the said Henry Watts paid by Mary Anne Heron, late of Carlisle Street, Soho Square, in the county of Middlesex, the wife of John Heron of the same place, builder, but now of Kings Road, Bedford Row, in the said county of Middlesex, widow, he the said Henry Watts did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that one undivided third part or share and all that one undivided moiety or equal half part of another third part or share of him, the said Henry Watts, of and in all that messuage or tenement called Tubses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, situate and being in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid. And also all that one undivided third part or share and all that undivided moiety or equal half part of another third part or share of him, the said Henry Watts, of and in all those 33 acres of copyhold land and wood ground to the said messuage and tenement belonging and near or adjoining, which by the operation of an indenture bearing date the 2nd day of February 1832, were allotted to and have been since found part of the said farm now called Tubses, and to all of which said premises (together with other hereditaments) the said Henry Watts was previously admitted out of court on the said 20th day of May 1856. To hold to him, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and all the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, customary inheritance, property, claim and demand whatsoever at law or in equity of him, the said Henry Watts, therein and thereto. To the use and behoof of the said Mary Anne Heron and her assigns during the term of her natural life, and after the determination of that estate to the use and behoof of Richard Bright of Burton Street, Bond Street, in the county of Middlesex, lamp manufacturer, John Watts of Adelaide Place, Haverstock Hill, in the said county of Middlesex, boot-maker, and Alfred Wilson of Kings Road, Bedford Row, in the said county of Middlesex, auctioneer, nevertheless upon the trusts of the will of the said John Heron, late of Carlisle Street, Soho, in the said county of Middlesex. Whereupon there happened to the lord and lady of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods of the said Henry Watts, of which he was possessed at the time of such alienation, which was compounded for at the sum of [blank].

Admission of Mary Anne Heron. Fine £22 10s. Quit-rent omitted, ought to be 8s 9d. Heriot not paid.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the said 20th day of May 1856, the said Mary Anne Heron came in her own proper person before the said steward and humbly prayed of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted to the said one undivided third part or share and one undivided moiety or equal half part of one other third part or share of and in the said messuage or tenement called Tubses with the appurtenances, and also to the said one undivided third part or share and one undivided moiety or equal half part of one other third part or share of and in the said 33 acres of copyhold land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement and premises belonging. To whom the lord and lady by the said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said parts or shares so surrendered by the said Henry Watts, as aforesaid, unto the said Mary Anne Heron and her assigns during her life of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rents of [blank], fealty, suit of court, heriot on death and alienation and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such her estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant, but her fealty is respited and so forth.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

 

The 20th day of May in the year of our lord 1856.

Surrender by Mary Anne Heron to herself for life and afterwards to the trusts of the will of John Heron, deceased. Rent 6s 9d. Heriot not paid.[37]
Whereas Mary Anne Heron, late of Carlisle Street, Soho Square, in the county of Middlesex, the wife of John Heron of the same place, builder, but now of Kings Road, Bedford Row, in the same county, widow, was at a court held for this manor on the 13th day of December 1831 admitted to all that one undivided third part or share (the whole into three equal parts or shares being divided) of and in all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement called Tubses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices, buildings and appurtenances thereunto belonging, situate and being in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and also of and in all those 40 acres of copyhold or customary land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near or adjoining with their appurtenances. To hold the said undivided third part or share and all and singular the premises with their appurtenances unto the said Mary Anne Heron according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said Mary Anne Heron was at a court held for this manor on the 28th day of January 1832 admitted on the absolute surrender of Rebecca Newcomb to all that one undivided moiety or equal half part of one other third part or share of and in the said messuage or tenement with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, buildings, outhouses, edifices and appurtenances thereto belonging and of and in the said 40 acres of copyhold or customary land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging. To hold the said one undivided moiety or equal half part with their appurtenances unto the said Mary Anne Heron, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas by an indenture of release, bearing date the 2nd day of February 1832 and made between the said Rebecca Newcombe of the first part, John Heron and Mary Anne his wife of the second part, William Watts and Elizabeth his wife of the third part and Thomas Heron of the fourth part, for the valuable considerations, therein expressed, the said John Heron and William Watts for themselves respectively and their respective heirs, executors and administrators and each of them for his said wife, did amongst other things severally covenant with the said Thomas Heron, his heirs and assigns that they, the said John Heron and Mary Anne his wife, or her heirs and he the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife or her heirs, should at the next court baron or customary court general or special to be held for the said manor at the cost of the said John Heron and William Watts respectively or their respective heirs, executors or administrators surrender into the hands of the lord of the same manor according to the custom thereof, all that and those the said messuage or tenement land, wood ground and premises to the uses thereinafter mentioned, (that was to say): as to such part or parts of the hereditaments and premises, thereinbefore covenanted to be surrendered, as was or were in the map or plan drawn in the margin of the said indenture distinguished by the colour green and was or were on the schedule thereunder written called Tubses Farm, or as constituted part of the hereditaments in the said schedule called by that name with the appurtenances, to the use of John Heron, his heir and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof. And as to such part or parts of the said hereditaments, thereinbefore covenanted to be surrendered, as was or were in the said map or plan distinguished by the colour green and was or were in the said schedule called by the name of Ninnings Farm or as constituted part of the hereditaments in the same schedule called by that name with the appurtenances thereof, to the use of the said Thomas Heron, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom thereof. And it was by the said indenture declared by the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife that the said Thomas Heron, his heirs and assigns should be seised of the hereditaments and premises, thereinbefore covenanted to be surrendered, to the use of him, his heirs and assigns upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes and subject to such powers and provisos as would consistently with the nature of the tenure thereof nearest correspond with the uses and trusts, thereinbefore declared, concerning such of the hereditaments, thereinbefore mentioned to be thereby released, as was or were in the said map or plan distinguished by the colour green and in the said schedule called by the name of Ninnings Farm and as constituted part of the hereditaments in the said schedule called by that name, that was to say, to the use of such person or persons for such estate or estates, interest or interests and upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes as the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife during their joint lives by any deed or deeds, instrument or instruments in writing to be by them sealed and delivered in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses, should jointly direct, limit and appoint. And in default of such direction, limitation or appointment and until the same should be made and subject to any such as should not be a complete and entire disposition of the said premises, to the use of the said William Watts and his assigns during his natural life without impeachment of waste, and immediately after his decease, to the use of the said Elizabeth Watts and her assigns during her life without impeachment of waste, and after the decease of the survivor of them, the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife, to the use of the said Henry Watts, the only son of the said William Watts by the said Elizabeth his wife, his heirs and assigns forever. And whereas the pieces or parcels of land coloured pink and blue in the plan drawn in the margin hereof[9] represent the copyhold portion of the hereditaments, which were respectively released and covenanted to be surrendered by the hereinbefore recited indenture of the second day of February 1832, and the bargain and sale, on which the same was founded, that is to say, the portion coloured pink represents 33 acres or thereabouts, which by the operation of the said indenture was allotted to and has since formed part of the farm now called Tubses, and the portion coloured blue represents 7 acres or thereabouts, which by the operation of the said indenture was allotted to and has since formed part of the farm now called Ninnings. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the day and year, first above-written, the said Mary Anne Heron came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, at his office, No. 33 Fenchurch Street in the city of London, and surrendered into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that the said one undivided third part or share, and also all that the said one undivided moiety or equal half part of another third part or share of and in the said messuage or tenement called Tubses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, and also all that undivided third part or share and all that undivided moiety of another third part or share of and in all those the said 33 acres of copyhold land and wood ground to the said messuage and tenement belonging and near or adjoining (being the part of the said 40 acres or thereabouts, to which the said Mary Anne Heron was so admitted, as aforesaid, which by the hereinbefore recited indenture of the 2nd day of February 1832 were allotted to and have since formed part of the said farm called Tubses). And all the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, customary inheritance, property, claim and demand whatsoever at law or in equity of her, the said Mary Anne Heron, therein and thereto. To the use and behoof of her the said Mary Anne Heron and her assigns during the term of her natural life. To hold unto her, the said Mary Anne Heron, and her assigns during her life of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6s 9d, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death and alienation and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed, and from and after the determination of that estate to the use and behoof of Richard Bright of Burton Street in the county of Middlesex, lamp manufacturer, John Watts of Adelaide Place, Haverstock Hill, in the said county of Middlesex, boot-maker, and Alfred Wilson of Bedford Row in the said county of Middlesex, auctioneer, nevertheless upon the trusts of the will of John Heron, late of Carlisle Street, Soho, in the said county of Middlesex.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

 

The 20th day of May in the year of our lord 1856.

Surrender by Mary Anne Heron to Henry Watts.[37]
Whereas Mary Anne Heron, late of Carlisle Street, Soho Square, in the county of Middlesex, the wife of John Heron of the same place, builder, but now of Kings Road, Bedford Row, in the same county, widow, was at a court held for this manor on the 13th day of December 1831 admitted to all that one undivided third part or share, the whole into three equal parts or shares being divided, of and in all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement called Tubses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices, buildings and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate and being in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and also of and in all those 40 acres of copyhold or customary land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near or adjoining with their appurtenances. To hold the said undivided third part or share and all and singular the premises with their appurtenances unto the said Mary Anne Heron of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said Mary Anne Heron was at a court held for this manor on the 28th day of January 1832 admitted on the absolute surrender of Rebecca Newcombe to all that one undivided moiety or equal half part of another third part or share of and in the said messuage or tenement with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, buildings, outhouses, edifices and appurtenances thereto belonging and of and in the said 40 acres of copyhold or customary land and wood ground to the said messuages or tenement belonging. To hold the said one undivided moiety or equal half part with their appurtenances unto the said Mary Anne Heron, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas by an indenture of release, bearing date the 2nd day of February 1832, and made between the said Rebecca Newcombe of the first part John Heron and Mary Anne his wife of the second part, William Watts and Elizabeth his wife of the third part and Thomas Heron of the fourth part, for the valuable considerations, therein mentioned, the said John Heron and William Watts for themselves respectively and their respective heirs, executors and administrators and each of them for his said wife did amongst other things severally covenant with the said Thomas Heron, his heirs and assigns that they, the said John Heron and Mary Anne his wife or her heirs and the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife or her heirs should at the next court baron or customary court general or special to be held for the said manor at the costs of the said John Heron and William Watts respectively or their respective heirs, executors or administrators surrender into the hands of the lord of the same manor according to the custom thereof, all that and those the said messuage or tenement, land, wood ground and premises to the uses thereinafter mentioned, (that was to say), as to such part or parts of the hereditaments and premises, thereinbefore covenanted to be surrendered, as was or were in the map or plan drawn in the margin of the said indenture distinguished by the colour yellow and was or were in the schedule, thereunder written, called Tubses Farm, or as constituted part of the hereditaments in the said schedule called by that name, with the appurtenances, to the use of the said John Heron, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof. And as to such part or parts of the said hereditaments, thereinbefore covenanted to be surrendered, as was or were in the map or plan distinguished by the colour green and was or were in the said schedule called by the name of Ninnings Farm, or as constituted part of the hereditaments in the same schedule called by that name, with the appurtenances thereof, to the use of the said Thomas Heron, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom thereof. And it was by the said indenture declared by the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife that the said Thomas Heron, his heirs and assigns should be seised of the hereditaments and premises, thereinbefore covenanted to be surrendered, to the use of him, his heirs and assigns upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes and subject to such powers and provisos, as would consistently with the nature of the tenure thereof nearest correspond with the uses and trusts, thereinbefore declared, concerning such of the hereditaments, thereinbefore mentioned to be thereby released, as was or were in the said map or plan distinguished by the colour green and in the said schedule called by the name of Ninnings Farm, and as constituted part of the hereditaments in the said schedule called by that name, that was to say, to the use of such person or persons for such estate or estates, interest or interests and upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes, as the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife during their joint lives by any deed or deeds, instrument or instruments in writing to be by them sealed and delivered in the presence of and attested by two or more credible witnesses, should jointly direct, limit or appoint, and in default of such direction, limitation or appointment and until the same should be made and subject to any such as should not be a complete and entire disposition of the said premises, to the use of the said William Watts and his assigns during his natural life without impeachment of waste, and immediately after his decease to the use of the said Elizabeth Watts and her assigns during her life without impeachment of waste, and after the decease of the survivor of them, the said William Watts and Elizabeth his wife, to the use of the said Henry Watts, the only son of the said William Watts by the said Elizabeth his wife, his heirs and assigns forever. And whereas the pieces or parcels of land coloured pink and blue in the plan drawn in the margin hereof[10] represent the copyhold portion of the hereditaments, which were respectively released and covenanted to be surrendered by the hereinbefore recited indenture of the 2nd day of February 1832, and the bargain and sale for a year, on which the same was founded, that is to say, the portion coloured pink represents 33 acres or thereabouts, which by the operation of the said indenture was allotted to and has since formed part of the farm called Tubses and the portion coloured blue represents 7 acres or thereabouts, which by the operation of the hereinbefore recited indenture was allotted to and has since formed part of the farm now called Ninnings. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the day and year, first above-written, the said Mary Anne Heron came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, at his office, No. 33 Fenchurch Street in the city of London, and in consideration of 5s of lawful money paid to the said Mary Anne Heron by the said Henry Watts she, the said Mary Anne Heron, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that the one undivided third part or share and also all that one undivided moiety or equal half part or share of another third part or share of and in the said 7 acres of copyhold or customary lands and wood ground, which by the said recited indenture of the 2nd day of February 1832 were allotted to and have since formed part of the said farm called Ninnings, and all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, customary inheritance, property, claim and demand whatsoever at law and in equity of her, the said Mary Anne Heron, therein and thereto. To the use and behoof of the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns forever, whereupon there happened to the lord and lady of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, of which the said Mary Anne Heron was possessed at the time of such alienation, for a heriot, [which] was compounded at the sum of [blank].[11]

Admission of Henry Watts. Rent 2s. Fine £7 10s.
And immediately afterwards the said Henry Watts came in his own proper person before the said steward and humbly of the lord and lady of the said manor prayed to be admitted to the said one undivided third part or share and the said one undivided moiety of and in another third part or share of and in the said 7 acres of copyhold or customary land and wood ground. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said third part or share and the said moiety of the said other third part or share with the appurtenances unto the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor at the will of the lord and lady by the yearly rent of 2s, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 21st day of May 1856 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage: John Jones, foreman } sworn
  Simeon Edwards }
  Luke Coleman }


First Proclamation for the heir or devisee of the late duke of Somerset. Heriot £16.
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, present that the most noble Edward Adolphus Seymour, duke of Somerset, had died since the last court seised of all that piece of ground, containing one rood and 20 perches, formerly parcel of the waste of this manor, situate on Gerrards Cross Heath, with a blacksmith’s shop thereon erected, and also a piece of waste ground, parcel of the said manor, containing one rood and 20 perches, formerly enclosed (and being an encroachment) by his grace the duke of Portland, to which premises the said duke of Somerset was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 23rd of June 1814, whereupon there happened to the lord and lady of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said duke was possessed at the time of his decease, for a heriot, which was compounded for at the sum of £16. And the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of the said duke of Somerset or any other person claiming admission to the copyhold hereditaments, but no one appearing, the second proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

Death of Job King. Will presented.[19]
Also at this court the homage present that Job King, one of the customary tenants of this manor, died on or about the 19th January 1856, seised of all those two messuages or cottages, formerly one messuage, situate in the village and manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, but who is entitled to take admittance to the same customary hereditaments as the customary heir or devisee of the said Job King or otherwise did not appear and the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee or other the person so entitled, as aforesaid, to come into court and take admittance thereto.
And 
now at this court the probate of the last will and testament of the said Job King is brought by James Edwards, which will bears date the 19th April 1853, by which he gave and bequeathed to his wife, Ruth King, for her use and benefit to hold for the term of her natural life, all those two cottages standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter, then in his possession and lately in the possession of Mr James Chipps, and then in the occupation of Elizabeth Butcher and John Botten, with all the appurtenances thereto belonging. And the said testator further devised and bequeathed at the decease of his said wife, the said Ruth King, the said cottages to his brother, John King. To hold for his own use and benefit for the term of his natural life. And the said testator further devised and bequeathed at the decease of the said John King the said cottages to all or to as many of his present children as should be then living for their equal use and benefit, and providing that the said John King should not be living at the time of his, the said testator’s wife, Ruth King’s decease, he willed and devised the said cottages with all the appurtenances thereto belonging to the aforesaid children of the said John King, to hold without let or hindrance whatsoever. And the said will was proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on the 4th day of April 1856.

Admission of Ruth King.[19]
Now at this court comes the said Ruth King by the said James Edwards, her attorney, and humbly prayed of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said premises. To whom the lord and lady by their said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said messuages or cottages unto the said Ruth King for and during the term of her natural life by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 4½d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such her estate and entry in the premises, as appears in the margin, and was admitted tenant, but her fealty is respited.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 6th day of May in the year of our lord 1857, before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman } sworn
Simeon Edwards }


Duke of Somerset admitted as heir of the late duke. Received the admission 14th November 1858, Harry J. Bolton. Rent 4s 6d. Fine £20 and £10: £30.[40]
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, present the second proclamation for the heir or devisee of the duke of Somerset or other person claiming admission to the copyhold hereditaments, of which the said duke of Somerset died seised. Now at this court comes the most noble Edward Adolphus St Maur, duke of Somerset, by George Healey, his attorney, and prayed to be admitted to all that piece of ground, containing one rood and 20 perches, parcel of the waste of this manor, situate on Gerrards Cross Heath, with the messuage or tenement and blacksmith’s shop lately erected and built thereon. And also all that piece of ground (formerly waste) parcel of the said manor, containing one rood and 20 perches, with the lodge thereon erected, situate on Gerrards Cross Heath, aforesaid, formerly enclosed and being an encroachment by his grace the duke of Portland. To whom the lord and lady by their steward granted seisin by the rod. To hold the said copyhold unto the said Edward Adolphus St Maur, duke of Somerset, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the manor by the yearly rent of 4s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry, as appears in the margin, and his fealty is respited and so forth.

Death of Henry Goodridge presented. Heriot waived.[34]
Also at this court the homage present that Henry Goodridge, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of this manor, died since the last court seised of all that tenement called Timberhall otherwise Copthall, and also all those several closes of meadow or pasture ground, containing by estimation three acres, more or less, with the appurtenances, situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of the said Henry Goodridge or his assigns and now of [blank]. Whereupon there happened to the lord and lady for an heriot the best of the beasts and for want thereof the best of the goods, of which the said Henry Goodridge died possessed, but for this time the same is waived by the special grace and favour of the lord and lady on account of the poverty of the said Henry Goodridge.

Admission of Samuel Walter Goodridge. Rent 10s 2d. Fine £18 for this time.[34]
Now to this court comes in his own proper person Samuel Walter Goodridge, the grandson and heir at law of the said Henry Goodridge, and humbly prayed to be admitted to the said hereditaments. To whom the lord and lady by their said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold to him, the said Samuel Walter Goodridge, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 10s 2d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Also at this court the homage present an absolute surrender taken out of court the 16th day of May 1855 by John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor in the words and figures following:[25A]

“The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.”

Absolute surrender from Thomas Taylor to William Weller.
“Be it remembered that on the 16th day of May in the year of our lord 1855 Thomas Taylor of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £65 of lawful money current in Great Britain to him in hand well and truly paid by William Weller of Amersham, aforesaid, brewer, at or before the time of taking the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, being the full consideration money for the purchase of the piece or parcel of land, common rights and hereditaments, hereinafter described, with the appurtenances and the customary inheritance thereof in possession free from all encumbrances, the receipt of which said sum he, the said Thomas Taylor, does hereby admit and acknowledge, did out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the said lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, all that customary or copyhold piece of land called Schoolbury Pightle, containing about half an acre, be the same more or less, which said piece or parcel of land is situate within and held of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter and is bounded on or towards the north-east by the road or public highway leading from Gerrards Cross to Chalfont St Giles, on the west and south by lands late of William Jones, esquire, and on the east by land called Schoolbury Common Field, the property of William Northcroft, and which said piece or parcel of land hereby surrendered is more particularly delineated and set forth in the map or plan thereof drawn in the margin of the admission of the said Thomas Taylor to the said piece or parcel of land and is held by copy of court roll of the said manor under the yearly apportioned rent of 1s and was formerly in the occupation of John Goodridge, deceased, and to which said piece or parcel of land he, the said Thomas Taylor, was at a court baron held in and for the said manor on or about the 9th day of April 1845 admitted tenant, together with all and singular the hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, waters, watercourses, profits, privileges, commons and common of pasture, common of turbary and all other commonable rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said piece or parcel of land or ground belonging or in anywise appertaining or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known, held, used, occupied or enjoyed therewith or as part, parcel or member thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and inequity or otherwise howsoever of him the said Thomas Taylor in, to or out of the said piece or parcel of land, common rights, hereditaments and premises and every part and parcel thereof. To such uses upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes as the said William Weller shall at any time or times hereafter by any deed or deeds or by his last will direct or appoint, and in default of such direction or appointment, to the use of the said William Weller, his heirs and assigns forever. To hold by copy of court roll at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor at the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed. (Signed) Thomas Taylor.
Taken and accepted by me, the day and year, first above-written, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

28th September 1858

Deed of enfranchisement of land held by the duke of Somerset.[40]
This indenture made the 28th day of September in the year of our lord 1858 between the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and Mary his wife, late Mary Jones, spinster, lord and lady of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire of the first part, the Reverend John Tyrwhitt Drake, clerk, rector of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, aforesaid, of the second part, and the most noble Edward Adolphus, duke of Somerset and Baron Seymour, a tenant of the said manor, of the third part. Whereas the said Edward Moore and Mary his wife in her right are seised or otherwise entitled of or to the said manor of Chalfont St Peter for an estate of freehold in possession for the life of the said Mary Moore under or by virtue of the limitations of a certain indenture of settlement, hereinafter referred to, as the said recited indenture of settlement, bearing date the 24th day of September 1835, and made or expressed to be made between the Reverend William Jones of the first part, William Jones the younger of the second part and William Tyrwhitt Drake, since deceased, and John Tyrwhitt Drake of the third part, and the said John Tyrwhitt Drake is the present trustee of the said recited settlement. And whereas on or about the 6th day of May 1857 the said duke of Somerset was admitted tenant to the lands, parcel of the said manor, described in the schedule hereto as the customary heir of the late most noble Edward Adolphus, duke of Somerset and Baron Seymour, K. G. Now this indenture witnesses that, in consideration of the sum of £167 11s sterling by the said duke of Somerset, party hereto, to the said John Tyrwhitt Drake, as such trustee of the said recited settlement, as aforesaid, now paid at the request and by the direction of the said Edward Moore and Mary his wife, testified by their being respectively parties to and executing these presents, the receipt of which the said John Tyrwhitt Drake hereby acknowledged they the said Edward Moore and Mary his wife, in exercise of any power given them or either of them by the copyhold acts or any other power whatsoever and with the consent of the copyhold commissioners, do and each of them does hereby enfranchise and release unto the said duke of Somerset (party hereto), his heirs and assigns all the lands, to which the said duke of Somerset, party hereto, was so admitted tenant, as hereinbefore recited, and which are described in the schedule hereto, together with all mines, minerals, easements and appurtenances. To hold the said lands unto the said duke of Somerset, party hereto, his heirs and assigns as freehold henceforth and forever discharged by these presents from all fines, heriots, reliefs, quit-rents and all other incidents whatsoever of copyhold or customary tenure. Provided always that nothing in this deed contained shall prejudice or affect the rights or remedies of the said Edward Moore and Mary his wife, or either of them, or other the lord or lords, lady or ladies for the time being of the said manor, in respect of any lands held of the said manor other than those comprised in the schedule hereto. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written.

The schedule referred to in the foregoing indenture.

All that piece of ground, containing one rood and 20 perches, parcel of the waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, situate on Gerrards Cross Heath, with the messuage or tenement and blacksmith’s shop thereon erected and built. And also all that piece or parcel of ground, formerly waste, parcel of the said manor, containing one rood and 20 perches, with the lodge thereon erected, situate on Gerrards Cross Heath, aforesaid. Edward Moore, Mary Moore, John Tyrwhitt Drake. Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Edward Moore in the presence of T. J. Hankinson, 33 Fenchurch Street, London, clerk to Messrs. Symes, Teesdale and Sandilands. Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Mary Moore in the presence of John Hamilton, gentleman, No. 8 Guilford Lawn, Dover, Kent. Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named John Tyrwhitt Drake in the presence of Frederick Charsley, solicitor, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within named duke of Somerset the sum of £167 11s, being the consideration money, within-mentioned, to be paid by him to me.
Witness, John Tyrwhitt Drake, Frederick Charsley.

We, the undersigned copyhold commissioners, in virtue of the power to that effect given to us by “The Copyhold Acts”, do hereby consent to the within deed of enfranchisement.

In testimony whereof we have hereunto subscribed our respective names and caused our official seal to be affixed this 21st day of October in the year of our lord 1858.
Wm. Blamin, G. Darley.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 20th day of October 1858, before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman, sworn  
Simeon Edwards }
Luke Coleman } sworn


Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, present an absolute surrender taken out of court by George Montague and William Cawdery, two of the copyhold or customary tenants of this manor, in the words and figures following, that is to say.

Absolute surrender by Frederick Charsley, esquire, to John M. Teesdale, esquire.[13]
The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire}
Be it remembered that on the 21st day of August 1856 Frederick Charsley of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of £10 of lawful money of Great Britain to him the said Frederick Charsley paid by John Marmaduke Teesdale of Fenchurch Street in the city of London, esquire, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of George Montague and William Cawdery, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, by the rod according to the custom of the said manor all that piece of ground, formerly part of the waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, situate at Maltman’s Green otherwise Milton’s Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and long since enclosed, extending from the corner of a certain close belonging to the lord or lady of the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Richard Hunt and now of Edward Pritchard, to a certain pool of water on the said waste, and which said piece of land is 86 yards or thereabouts in length and in breadth at the west end thereof 22 yards or thereabouts, at the east end thereof 16 yards or thereabouts, and at the narrowest part thereof adjoining the barn or cart-house belonging to Maltman’s Green five yards or thereabouts, and abuts at the west end thereof on the said close, formerly in the tenure or occupation of the said Richard Hunt and now of the said Edward Pritchard, at the east end thereof on the said pool of water and on the north side thereof on the ancient freehold lands and premises called Maltman’s Green or Milton’s Green House, formerly of Thomas Peake, afterwards of the said Frederick Charsley, and now of the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, with the rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging or appertaining. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever of him, the said Frederick Charsley, therein and thereto. To the use of the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor at and under the accustomed rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed.
This surrender was accepted and taken the day and year, above-written, before us George Montague, William Cawdery: (signed) Frederick Charsley.

Admission of J. M. Teesdale, esquire.[13]
Afterwards at this court the said John Marmaduke Teesdale humbly prayed of the lord (he being present) to be admitted to the said premises, and thereupon the said lord in his own proper person granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece of ground unto the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, his heirs and assigns forever by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry, as appears, etc, and was admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited, and so forth.

Proclamation for William Weller to come into court.
At this court, it being found by the homage that out of court, to wit, on the 16th day of May 1855, Thomas Taylor, a customary or copyhold tenant of this manor, surrendered into the hands of the lord by the rod by the hands and acceptance of John Marmaduke Teesdale, esquire, the steward of the said manor, a piece of land called Schoolbury Pightle, containing half an acre, more or less, to the use of William Weller, his heirs and assigns forever. Upon which the first proclamation was made at this court that the said William Weller should come into court to be admitted tenant of the said piece of land or otherwise, the lord and lady would seize the said piece of land with the appurtenances into their own hands for want of a tenant, but the said William Weller, although solemnly called, came not, but made default thereof and such his default is recorded.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter

 

The 27th day of January in the year of our lord 1859.

Absolute surrender from John Barnard, gentleman, to Mr Robert Swallow.[41]
Whereas John Barnard of Lambeth in the county of Surrey, gentleman, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, has contracted and agreed with Robert Swallow of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, brickmaker, for the absolute sale to him, the said Robert Swallow, of the pieces or parcels of land, hereinafter described and hereby surrendered, together with certain freehold land near adjoining thereto, at or for the price or sum of £1,000. And whereas for the purposes of the act of Parliament for imposing ad valorem duties in conveyances it has been agreed that the said purchase money or sum of £1,000 shall be apportioned in manner, hereinafter mentioned, that is to say, the sum of £900 as and for the consideration for the pieces or parcels of land and hereditaments, hereinafter described and surrendered, and the sum of £100 as and for the price and consideration for the said freehold land and hereditaments. Now be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, the said John Barnard came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the courts of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £900 sterling to him paid by the said Robert Swallow at or before the passing hereof, the receipt and payment whereof and that the same is in full for the absolute purchase of the pieces or parcels of land and hereditaments, hereinafter described, and the inheritance thereof according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, he, the said John Barnard, does hereby admit and acknowledge and thereof and therefrom and of and from the payment of the same sum of £900 does acquit, exonerate, release and forever discharge the said Robert Swallow, his heirs, executors and administrators, by these present did out of court by the rod surrender out of his hands into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of their said steward and according to the custom of the said manor all those two customary closes or parcels of arable land or pasture ground called Darwins Heath, situate, lying and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, containing by estimation six acres, more or less, and being parcel of the said manor (except a small part taken therefrom and used as a public highway or road, containing by estimation a quarter of an acre or thereabouts (be the same more or less), heretofore in the occupation of William Wellings or his undertenants or assigns, afterwards of John Kepp or his undertenants or assigns, afterwards of Daniel Northcroft or his undertenants or assigns, and now of John Thomas, Matthew Swallow, Robert Swallow and James Swallow or some or one of them. And also the several messages or tenements erected and built on the said closes and pieces or parcels of land, formerly in the occupation of William Skinner and Thomas Mitchell, and now of John Thomas Matthew Swallow. And also the several brick kilns, kiln-houses and all other houses, edifices, erections and buildings erected on the said closes of land or any part thereof with their appurtenances, to which the said John Barnard was admitted as eldest son and heir at law of John Barnard, his then late father, deceased, at a court baron held for the said manor on the 5th day of November 1831, together with all ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, wood, underwood, easements, rights of common and other rights, members, privileges, emoluments, commodities and appurtenances whatsoever to the said closes, pieces or parcels of land, hereditaments and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith usually held, occupied, possessed and enjoyed or taken, deemed, reputed or known as part, parcel or member thereof or of any part thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, possession, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever legal or equitable of him, the said John Barnard, therein or thereto or unto any part or parcel thereof. To the only proper use and behoof of the said Robert Swallow, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor.
John Barnard

Taken accordingly by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named Robert Swallow the sum of £900, being the consideration money, within-expressed, to be paid by him to me, John Barnard: £900.
Witness J. Barnard, solicitor, 14 York Road, Lambeth.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire

 

The 27th day of January 1859.

Admittance by the steward out of court of Mr Robert Swallow on the surrender of John Barnard, gentleman.
Heriot £20.[41]
Whereas on this 27th day of January 1859 John Barnard of Lambeth in the county of Surrey, gentleman, a customary or copyhold tenant of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £900 to him in hand paid by Robert Swallow of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, brickmaker, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of their steward and according to the custom of the said manor all those two customary closes or pieces or parcels of arable land or pasture ground called Darwins Heath, situate, lying and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, containing by estimation six acres more or less and being parcel of the said manor, except a small part taken therefrom and used as a public highway or road, containing by estimation a quarter of an acre or thereabouts (were the same more or less), theretofore in the occupation of William Wellings or his undertenants or assigns, afterwards of John Kepp or his undertenants or assigns, afterwards of Daniel Northcroft or his undertenants or assigns, and then and now of John Thomas, Matthew Swallow, Robert Swallow and James Swallow or some or one of them. And also the several messuages or tenements erected and built on the said closes and pieces or parcels of land, formerly in the occupations of William Skinner and Thomas Mitchell, and then and now of John Thomas Matthew Swallow. And also the several brick kilns, kiln-houses and all other houses, edifices, erections and buildings erected in the said closes of land or any part thereof with their appurtenances, to which the said John Barnard was admitted as eldest son and heir at law of John Barnard, his then late father, deceased, at a court baron held for the said manor on the 5th day of November 1831, together with all ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, wood, underwood, easements, rights of common and other rights, members, privileges, emoluments, commodities and appurtenances whatsoever to the said closes, pieces or parcels of land, hereditaments and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith usually held, occupied, possessed and enjoyed or taken, deemed, reputed or known as part, parcel or member thereof or of any part thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, possession, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever legal or equitable of him the said John Barnard therein or thereto or unto any part or parcel thereof. To the only proper use and behoof of the said Robert Swallow, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. Upon which said surrender there happened to the lord and lady of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said John Barnard was possessed at the time of such surrender for an heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of £20 and paid to the lord of the said manor.

Rent 8d. Fine £75.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the said 27th day of January 1859, the said Robert Swallow came in his own proper person before the said steward and prayed to be admitted to the said pieces or parcels of ground, messuages or tenements, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward, pursuant to the statute for that purpose made and provided, granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said pieces or parcels of land or ground, messuages or tenements, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto him, the said Robert Swallow, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor at the will of the lord and lady by the yearly rent of 8d, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant in manner, aforesaid, but his fealty is respited, and so forth.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

 

15th July 1858

Absolute surrender from Mr George William Deacon to Mr George Healy.[30]
Be it remembered that on the 15th day of July 1858 George William Deacon of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of £720 sterling to him, the said George William Deacon, paid by George Healy of Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, esquire, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold messuage, hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described and intended to be surrendered, and the customary estate and inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lady of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of George Montague and William Cawdery, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that messuage or tenement with the gardens, stable, chaise-house and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate at the corner of Mill Lane on Gerrards Cross, within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, containing by estimation 49 poles, be the same more or less, as the same are now or lately were in the occupation of the said George William Deacon, and to which said premises the said George William Deacon was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on or about the 4th day of August 1848, together with all commonable and other rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereditaments and premises belonging or therewith usually held, occupied and enjoyed therewith. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said George William Deacon in and to the said premises belonging or any part thereof. To the use of the said George Healy, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor.
George William Deacon.

Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before us within the said manor: George Montague, William Cawdery.

Received at the time of making the above surrender of and from the above-named George Healy the sum of £720, being the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by him to me. £720.
Witness, William Cawdery, George William Deacon, George Montague.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The 21st day of August in the year of our Lord 1858

Admittance by the steward out of court of Mr George Healy on the surrender of Mr George William Deacon.
Rent 5s. Fine £35.[30]
Whereas on the said 15th day of July 1858 George William Deacon of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £720 sterling to him, the said George William Deacon, paid by George Healy of Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lady of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of George Montague and William Cawdery, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom thereof all that messuage or tenement with the gardens, stable, chaise-house and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate at the corner of Mill Lane on Gerrards Cross, within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, containing by estimation 49 poles, were the same more or less, as the same were then or then lately were in the occupation of the said George William Deacon, and to which said premises the said George William Deacon was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on or about the 4th day of August 1848, together with all commonable and other rights, members and appurtenances belonging or therewith usually held, occupied and enjoyed therewith. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said George William Deacon in and to the said premises belonging or any part thereof. To the use of the said George Healy, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the 21st day of August 1858 the said George Healy came in his own proper person before the said steward and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, aforesaid, by their said steward grants seisin by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto him, the said George Healy, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

J. M. Teesdale, steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Warrant of satisfaction of a conditional surrender from Charles Davis Brown to Samuel Walter Goodridge.
I do hereby acknowledge to have received of and from Samuel Walter Goodridge all principal and interest monies due and owing to me upon or by virtue of a conditional surrender made and executed by Henry Goodridge and the said Samuel Walter Goodridge of certain customary or copyhold hereditaments, lying within and held of the said manor, and bearing date the 21st day of May 1849, and I do hereby direct and require the steward of the court of the said manor to enter satisfaction thereof on the court rolls of the same manor, and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority. Witness my hand this first day of May 1857.
(Signed) Charles Davis Brown.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 7th day of December 1859, before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman, sworn                        
Simeon Edwards, sworn

James Chipps, his death presented.[25]
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, found and presented that James Chipps, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who, whilst he lived, held to him and his heirs of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 9d, copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court and the customary fine on death or alienation and such other customs and services as other the customary tenants of the said manor render and pay, do and perform to the lord and lady of the said manor, all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of arable land, lying in Schoolbury Common, containing one acre more or less, and also all that other one acre and a half of arable land, lying in Schoolbury Common, aforesaid, which said pieces or parcels of land are situate and being within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and to which premises the said James Chipps was admitted at a court held in and for the said manor on the 1st day of May 1848, has died so thereof seised.
And it is further presented by the homage that the said James Chipps died intestate, leaving his only child Anne Chipps his heiress according to the custom of the said manor him surviving.

Anne Chipps admitted as customary heir of James Chipps.[25]
Quit-rent 9d.
Fine £2.
Now at this court comes the said Anne Chipps by Edward Woolls, gentleman, her attorney, and humbly prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said land and hereditaments, of which the said James Chipps died seised, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by the steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Anne Chipps, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 9d, heriot when it happens, fealty, suit of court and the customary fines on death or alienation and such other customs or services as other the customary tenants of the said manor render, pay, do and perform to the lord and lady of the said manor, and she gives to the lord and lady for a fine for such her estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereof accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

2nd proclamation for William Weller to come into court.
Also at this court the second proclamation is made for William Weller to come into court to be admitted tenant of the piece of land surrendered to him by Thomas Taylor, a customary or copyhold tenant of this manor, and thereupon it was found that the said William Weller had died since the last court held for the said manor without having been admitted to the said piece of land. And at this court the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee or other person claiming admission to come into court and be admitted, but no one appearing, such proclamation and default are therefore recorded, and the second proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court.

Conditional surrender by Eliza Haines to Edward Woolls.
Also at this court the homage present a certain conditional surrender from Eliza Haines, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, to Edward Woolls, bearing date the 8th day of May 1858, in the words or to the purport or effect following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 8th day of May 1858 came Eliza Haines of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, before George Montague and William Cawdery, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £70 sterling to the said Eliza Haines in hand paid by Edward Woolls of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, attorney at law, the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged, and did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said George Montague and William Cawdery by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all those two messuages or tenements, formerly one cottage, with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and premises belonging, situate upon Gerrards Cross within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, as the same are now in the occupation of the said Eliza Haines or her undertenants, and are bounded on the north-east by garden ground belonging to Anne Violet Biggs, on the south-east by the field belonging to the provost and fellows of St John’s College, Oxford, on the south-west by premises belonging to Thomas Shackle, and on the north-west by the high road, together with the appurtenances to the said premises belonging. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Eliza Haines into or out of the said premises and every part thereof. To the use of the said Edward Wools, his heirs and assigns forever by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject, nevertheless, to and upon the express condition that, if the said Eliza Haines, her heirs, executors or administrators do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Edward Woolls, his executors, administrators or assigns the said sum of £70 sterling on the 8th day of November now next, together with interest for the same after the rate of £5 per centum per annum computed from the day of the date of this surrender clear from all taxes and all deductions whatsoever, then this surrender is to be void and of no effect, otherwise it is to remain in full force and virtue. Eliza Haines. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, within the said manor by and before us, George Montague, baker, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. William Cawdery, builder, Chalfont St Peter. Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the said Edward Woolls the sum of £70, being the consideration money, above‑mentioned, to be paid by him to me, £70. Eliza Haines. Witness: John Biggs, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, Edward Woodruff Woolls, clerk to Mr Woolls, solicitor, Uxbridge, Middlesex.”

Surrender by William Cawdery to James Wood.[35]
Also at this court the homage present a certain surrender from William Cawdery, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, to James Wood, bearing date the 6th day of January 1858, in the words or to the purport or effect following, that is to say.
“The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 6th day of January 1858 William Cawdery of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, builder, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, came before George Montague and James Rowles, two other customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £1 1s sterling to him, the said William Cawdery, paid by James Wood of Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described and intended to be surrendered, and the customary estate and inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hand of the lady of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said George Montague and James Rowles as such copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, as aforesaid, according to the custom of the said manor all that piece of land or ground, formerly waste, lying and being near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath, adjoining land late in the occupation of Joseph Tilbury, containing by estimation 12 poles or thereabouts, and to which said piece of land and premises the said William Cawdery was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 26th day of October 1853, and whereon the said James Wood recently erected two cottages. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said William Cawdery into and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said James Wood, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor, William Cawdery. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above‑written, by us within the said manor, George Montague, James Rowles.

Rent 3s. Fine remitted.
And now at this court comes the said James Wood by Edward Woolls, gentleman, his attorney, and humbly prayed of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted to the said piece of land or ground, cottages and premises. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their steward, aforesaid, granted seisin by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece of land or ground, cottages and premises unto the said James Wood, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And special circumstances being shown, the lord and lady of their grace and favour remitted the fine, and the said James Wood was admitted accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Conditional surrender by Mr Robert Swallow to Mr William Day.
Also at this court the homage present a certain conditional surrender by Robert Swallow, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, to William Day, bearing date the 27th day of January 1859, in the words or to the purport or effect following, that is to say.
“The manor of Chalfont St Peter. The 27th day of January in the year of our lord 1859. Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, Robert Swallow of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, brickmaker, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the courts of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £1,000 of lawful British money to him in hand paid by William Day of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, at or before the passing hereof, the receipt and payment whereof he, the said Robert Swallow, does hereby admit and acknowledge, did out of court by the rod surrender out of his hands into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of their said steward and according to the custom of the said manor all those two closes, pieces or parcels of arable land or pasture ground called Darwins Heath, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, containing by estimation 6 acres more or less, being parcel of the said manor, except a small part taken therefrom and used as a public highway or road, containing by estimation a quarter of an acre or thereabouts (be the same more or less), formerly in the occupation of William Wellings or his undertenants or assigns, afterwards of Daniel Northcroft, his undertenants or assigns, and now of John Thomas Matthew Swallow, Robert Swallow and James Swallow, some or one of them, together with the several messuages or tenements erected on the said closes or pieces or parcels of land, late in the several tenures or occupations of William Skinner and Thomas Mitchell, and now of John Thomas, Matthew Swallow. And also the several brick kilns, kiln-houses and all other houses, which have been erected and built on some part of the said closes of land, to which the said Robert Swallow has been this day admitted. To hold to him, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and lady of the said manor and according to the custom of the said manor under the absolute surrender of John Barnard, together with all houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, erections, sheds, lodges and the soil and ground thereof, waters, watercourses, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, wood, underwood, ways, paths, passages, easements, rights of common and other rights, members, privileges, emoluments, commodities, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said closes, pieces or parcels of land, hereditaments and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining or therewith usually held, occupied, possessed and enjoyed or taken, deemed, reputed or known as part, parcel or member thereof or of any part thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, possession, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever legal or equitable of him, the said Robert Swallow, therein or thereto or unto any part or parcel thereof. To the only proper use and behoof of the said William Day, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, subject to the proviso or condition, hereinafter contained, that is to say: provided always and upon condition, nevertheless, that, if the said Robert Swallow, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said William Day, his executors, administrators or assigns the full and just sum of £1,000 of lawful British money with interest for the same of like lawful money after the rate of £5 per centum per annum on or upon the 27th day of July now next ensuing the date hereof at or in the dwelling house of the said William Day, situate in Amersham, aforesaid, or wherever the same may then be in England, without any deduction or abatement whatsoever from the same, being the same sum of money and interest as is further secured in and by a certain indenture of appointment and release, bearing even date herewith, and made between the said Robert Swallow of the one part and the said William Day of the other part, and upon which said indenture of release is impressed the proper ad valorem stamp duty required by act of Parliament for securing the repayment of the sum of £1,000 and interest, then this surrender shall be void or otherwise the same shall be and remain absolute. Robert Swallow. Taken accordingly by me the day and year, first above within-written. J. M. Teesdale, steward.”

Grant of waste to John Mollett, esquire, on Gold Hill Common.[32]
Rent 40s. Fine £30. No heriot.
Also at this court the homage present that upon the petition and request of John Mollett of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, by Edward Woolls, gentleman, his attorney, the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward did in full and open court grant seisin by the rod unto the said John Mollett, his heirs and assigns forever of all that piece or parcel of ground, situate on Gold Hill Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, containing two roods and two perches or thereabouts, bounded on the east and south by land belonging to the said John Mollett, as the same is more particularly described in the plan drawn in the margin hereof.[12] To hold the same with their appurtenances unto the said John Mollett, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 40s, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services thereof to become due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for his grant and such his estate and entry in the premises the sum of £30, and he is admitted tenant thereof by his said attorney, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

24th October 1856

Thomas Wright. Deed of enfranchisement.[36]
This indenture made the 24th day of October in the year of our lord 1856 between the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and Mary his wife (late Mary Jones, spinster), lord and lady of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, of the first part, the Reverend John Tyrwhitt Drake, clerk, rector of Amersham, aforesaid, of the second part, and Thomas Wright of the Grange, Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, of the third part. Whereas the said Edward Moore and Mary his wife in her right are seised or otherwise entitled of or to the said manor of Chalfont St Peter for an estate of freehold in possession for the life of the said Mary Moore under or by virtue of the limitations of a certain indenture of settlement, hereinafter referred to as the said recited indenture of settlement, bearing date the 24th day of September 1835 and made or expressed to be made between the Reverend William Jones of the first part, William Jones the younger of the second part and William Tyrwhitt Drake (since deceased) and John Tyrwhitt Drake of the third part, and the said John Tyrwhitt Drake is the present trustee of the said recited settlement. And whereas on the 3rd day of May 1855 the said Thomas Wright was admitted tenant to the piece or parcel of land or ground parcel of the said manor and lately part of the waste thereof, described in the schedule hereto, upon a grant thereof to him and his heirs. Now this indenture witnesses that, in consideration of the sum of £36 10s by the said Thomas Wright to the said John Tyrwhitt Drake as such trustee of the said recited settlement, as aforesaid, now paid at the request and by the direction of the said Edward Moore and Mary his wife, testified by their respectively being parties to and executing these presents, the receipt of which said sum he, the said John Tyrwhitt Drake, does hereby respectively acknowledge, they, the said Edward Moore and Mary his wife, in exercise of every power given them or either of them by the copyhold acts and of every other power whatsoever and with the consent of the copyhold commissioners do and each of them does hereby enfranchise and release unto the said Thomas Wright, his heirs and assigns, all that piece or parcel of land or ground, to which the said Thomas Wright was so admitted tenant as hereinbefore recited and which is described in the schedule hereto, together with all and singular the appurtenances, easements and rights thereunto belonging or therewith usually occupied. To hold the same hereditaments and premises unto and to the use of the said Thomas Wright, his heirs and assigns as freehold henceforth and forever discharged from all fines, heriots, reliefs, quit-rents and all other incidents whatsoever of copyhold or customary tenure. And the said Thomas Wright does declare that, if he shall die leaving any widow him surviving, such widow shall not be entitled to dower in or out of the hereditaments, hereinbefore described and intended to be hereby enfranchised and released. Provided always that nothing in this deed contained shall prejudice or affect the rights and remedies of the said Edward Moore and Mary his wife or either of them or other the lord or lords, lady or ladies for the time being of the said manor in respect of any lands held of the said manor other than these comprised in the schedule hereto, nor any of the rights reserved by the Copyhold Act 1852 Section 48. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written.

The schedule referred to in the foregoing indenture.

All that piece or parcel of ground situate on Goldhill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, containing by estimation one acre or thereabouts (be the same more or less), and lying near the premises of him, the said Thomas Wright, and which said piece or parcel of ground is particularly delineated and set forth in the plan drawn on the back of these presents and coloured pink. Edward Moore, Mary Moore, John Tyrwhitt Drake. Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Edward Moore and Mary, his wife, in the presence of Charles Parkin, clerk, M.A., vicar of Lenham, Kent, Sarah Margaret Parkin, spinster, Lenham, Kent. Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named John Tyrwhitt Drake in the presence of Frederick Charsley, solicitor, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Received the day and year first within-written from the within-named Thomas Wright the sum of £36 10s, the consideration within-mentioned to be paid by him to me, £36 10s. John Tyrwhitt Drake. Witness, Frederick Charsley.
We, the undersigned copyhold commissioners, in virtue of the power to that effect given to us by “The Copyhold Acts” do hereby consent to the within-written deed of enfranchisement.
In testimony whereof we have hereunto subscribed our respective names and caused our official seal to be affixed this 31st day of December in the year of our lord 1858. William Blamire, George Darby.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 10th day of October 1860 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman, sworn  
Simeon Edwards } sworn
Luke Coleman }


3rd proclamation for William Weller.
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, found and presented the third proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Weller or any other person claiming admission to the piece of land surrendered to him by Thomas Taylor, and the second proclamation was made for the heir or devisee of the said William Weller or any other person claiming admission to the copyhold hereditaments, whereof he died seised, and thereupon came Thomas Daniels of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, and represented that the said William Weller died on the 8th day of September 1858, having by his will devised his copyhold hereditaments, and the said Thomas Daniels respectively requested the lord and lady of the said manor to grant further time for the devisees of the said William Weller to come into court and be admitted, and further time was accordingly granted until the next court to be held for the said manor.

Death of Mary Anne Heron presented.[37]
Also at this court the homage presented that on the 20th day of May 1856 Henry Watts, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of this manor, out of court surrendered all that one undivided third part or share and all that one undivided moiety or equal half part of another third part or share of him the said Henry Watts of and in the copyhold messuage or tenement and hereditaments, hereinafter described, to the use and behoof of Mary Anne Heron and her assigns during her life, and after the determination of that estate to the use and behoof of Richard Bright of Burton Street, Bond Street, in the county of Middlesex, lamp manufacturer, John Watts of Adelaide Place, Haverstock Hill, in the said county of Middlesex, bootmaker, and Alfred Wilson of Kings Road, Bedford Row, in the said county of Middlesex, but now of No. 1 Great Ormand Street, Queens Square, in the same county, auctioneer, nevertheless, upon the trusts of the will of John Heron, late of Carlisle Street, Soho, in the said county of Middlesex, which said will is enrolled in the court rolls of this manor, and that the said Mary Anne Heron on the said 20th day of May 1856 out of court surrendered all that one undivided third part or share and all that one undivided moiety or equal half part of another third part or share of her, the said Mary Anne Heron, of and in the copyhold messuage or tenement, land and hereditaments, hereinafter described, to the use of her, the said Mary Anne Heron, and her assigns during her life, and after the determination of that estate to the use and behoof of the said Richard Bright, John Watts and Alfred Wilson, nevertheless, upon the trusts of the said will of the said John Heron. Also at this court the homage presented that the said Mary Anne Heron had died since the last court, (that is to say) on the 29th day of October 1859, and the first proclamation was made for the said Richard Bright, John Watts and Alfred Wilson to be admitted to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises so surrendered to them by the said Henry Watts and Mary Anne Heron in manner aforesaid.

Admission of Richard Bright and others as trustees under will of John Heron.[37]
Fine £68 10s. Heriot £5. Quit-rent 6s 9d.
Now at this court come the said Richard Bright, John Watts and Alfred Wilson by the said Alfred Wilson, their attorney, and humbly prayed of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenants to all that messuage or tenement called Tubses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, situate and being in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid. And also all those 33 acres of copyhold land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near or adjoining with their appurtenances so surrendered to their use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Richard Bright, John Watts and Alfred Wilson their heirs and assigns according to the tenor and effect of the will of the said John Heron of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 6s 9d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and they gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such their estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears, etc, and were admitted tenants thereto accordingly, but their fealty was respited.

Death of Anne Violet Biggs.
Quit-rent 6d, heriot. Quit-rent 2s 6d, heriot. Quit-rent 2s 6d, no heriot.
1st proclamation for the heirs or devisee of Anne Violet Biggs.
Also at this court the homage present that Anne Violet Biggs, late a customary tenant of this manor, who, whilst living, held to her and her heirs of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, the yearly quit-rent of 6d and other services, all that customary messuage or tenement with the appurtenances situate at or near a place called Horn Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Edward Jennings, within this manor, and also held to her and her heirs of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, the yearly quit-rent of 2s 6d and other services, all those three messuages or tenements with the appurtenances, situate at Chalfont Heath, formerly in the several tenures or occupations of Richard Dodd, Joseph Kebble and John Ebbs, and since of [blank], within this manor and parcel thereof, to which premises she was admitted at a court held on the 28th day of November 1818, and also held to her and her heirs of the lord and lady by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, the yearly quit-rent of 2s 6d and other services therefore due and of right accustomed a certain piece of ground, containing 13½ poles, now forming part of the garden of the said Anne Violet Biggs, but formerly part of a lane, to which the last mentioned premises the said Anne Violet Biggs was admitted at a court held on the 24th day of July 1843, died since the last court seised thereof respectively, and for as much as no person appears at this court to claim admission to the said hereditaments, therefore the first proclamation is made for the heir or other the person or persons entitled to the copyhold hereditaments within this manor, whereof the said Anne Violet Biggs died seised, to come into court and be admitted to the same otherwise the same will be seised for want of a tenant, and because no one comes the first default is recorded.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

This is the last will and testament of me John Heron of 14 Carlisle Street, Soho Square, in the parish of St Anne, Westminster, in the county of Middlesex. I direct that all my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses may be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and bequeath to my dear wife Mary Anne all my household furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, ?wire, pictures, books and other effects (except money and securities for money, deeds, papers and writings), which shall be in or about my residence at the time of my decease. I give to each of my daughters, who shall survive me the sum of £19 19s for her respective separate use to be paid to them respectively immediately upon my death. I give to each of them, my grandson George Simpson and my granddaughter Emma, the wife of William Faulkner, for her sole and separate use and free from the debts or control of her present or any future husband the sum of £300, but not to become payable to them respectively until after the death of my said wife and no interest is to be payable on such respective sums of £300 in the meantime. I give to my son in law Alfred Wilson of Kings Road, Bedford Row, in the said county, auctioneer, his executors and administrators my leasehold house, 27 Jeffreys Street, Camden Town, in the said county of Middlesex, for his and their own use and benefit, subject to the payment by him and them of the ground rent and observance of the covenants contained in the lease thereof. I give to each of my executors the sum of 19 guineas for his trouble. I give my estate called Tubbs Farm, situate at Chalfont St Peter, Chalfont St Giles, in the county of Buckinghamshire, and also my leasehold house, No. 24 Stanhope Street, Hampstead Road in the said county of Middlesex, to my said wife during so long as the remains my widow, she paying the ground rent and observing the covenants contained in the lease of the said house. And I do hereby give the residue of my personal estate to my friends Richard Bright of 37 Bruton Street, Bond Street, in the said county of Middlesex, lamp manufacturer, John Watts of 25 Adelaide Road, Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, in the said county, boot-maker, and the said Alfred Wilson, his executors, administrators and assigns, upon trust to convert into money such part thereof as shall not consist of leasehold messuages or tenements, money, bank annuities or money invested on real securities at interest and to lay out and invest the said money and the monies to arise from such conversion in their or his names or name in the purchase of bank annuities or at interest on real securities with power to vary the same from time to time for like annuities and securities. And I direct the said trustees or trustee to stand possessed of the said bank annuities and securities and all other my residuary personal estate upon the trust hereinafter declared concerning the same. And I do hereby give and devise all other my real estates and also the said farm and also the said leasehold house, No. 24 Stanhope Street, subject to my wife’s interest in the same respectively during her widowhood, as aforesaid, to the said Richard Bright, John Watts and Alfred Wilson, their heirs and assigns, upon the trusts hereinafter declared of and concerning the same, and as to, for and concerning my said real estates and all and singular my residuary personal estate, I direct that the trustees and trustee for the time being of this my will shall stand seised and possessed thereof respectively in trust by and out of the net income thereof (other than the said Tubbs farm and the house 24 Stanhope Street) to pay to my said wife during so long as she continues my widow one annuity of £200 by four equal quarterly payments in every year, the first of such quarterly payments to be due on the day of my death, and upon further trust, subject to the payment of the said annuity and the interest of my said wife in the said farm and house given to her during her widowhood, as aforesaid, to pay the net income of my said real and residuary personal estates to my daughters Mary Anne McCabe, Margaret Wilson and Caroline McNab during their respective lives in manner, hereinafter mentioned, that is to say: to each of my said three daughters during her life for her sole and separate use without anticipation one third part of the net income thereof, but subject to the proviso or condition, hereinafter mentioned, and after the respective decease of each such daughter, upon trust that the said trustees or trustee shall stand seised and possessed of the one third part of my said real and residuary personal estates to the income whereof, subject, as aforesaid, each such daughter shall be entitled during her life in trust for such of the children of such daughter as shall live to attain the age of 21 years or die under that age, leaving issue living at his or her decease, and if more than one as tenants in common, and upon further trust from and after the respective decease of each such daughters to pay and apply the income of the presumptive share or shares of her child or children of and in the said one third part, the beneficial interest in which is hereinbefore given to her during her life, as aforesaid, to the guardian or guardians of such child or children or to the guardian or guardians of the issue of any deceased child or children for the maintenance, support and education of such child or children or issue until such share or shares of such child or children shall become vested, or he, she or they shall previously die or such issue respectively shall attain the age of 21 years or being a female marry. But in case one of them, the said Mary Anne McCabe, Margaret Wilson and Caroline McNab, shall die without having had any child or no child of hers shall live to attain the age of 21 years or shall leave issue living at the time of his or her death, then the said one third part of my said real and residuary personal estates (subject as aforesaid), hereinbefore given for the benefit of such one of my said daughters, of whose issue there shall be such failure, as aforesaid, shall be divided into two equal moieties, and each of my said other daughters and her children and issue shall be entitled to one of such moieties in the same manner and on the same trusts, as are hereinbefore declared, of and concerning the original one third part of the said real and residuary personal estate, hereinbefore settled upon her and her children and issue, and in case two of my said daughters shall die without either of them having had any child or no child of either of them shall live to attain the age of 21 years or leave issue living at the time of his or her decease, then the two third parts of the said real and residuary personal estates (subject as aforesaid), hereinbefore settled for the benefit of such two daughters as last aforesaid, shall be held in trust for the other of my said daughters and her children and issue in the same manner and on the same trusts, as are hereinbefore declared, of and concerning the one third part of the said real and residuary personal estates, hereinbefore settled for the benefit of that other daughter and her children and issue, and in case none of my said three daughters shall have any child who shall live to attain the age of 21 years or who, dying under that age, shall leave issue living at his or her decease, then my said trustees or trustee, their, his or her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns shall stand seised and possessed of my said real and residuary personal estate (subject as aforesaid), upon trust for my said grandchildren George Simpson and Emma Faulkner, their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns as tenants in common, the share thereof of the said Emma Faulkner being for her sole and separate use without anticipation. Provided always and I do hereby declare that in case any of my said daughters shall in any manner assign, charge or encumber any interest by this will given to her respectively or attempt so to do, then and immediately thereupon all her interest shall cease, as if she were actually dead, and the trust or trusts, hereinbefore declared and contained, in favour of the person or persons, to whom such interest would devolve by virtue of this my will on the death of such daughter, shall immediately take effect in possession. Provided always and notwithstanding anything, hereinbefore contained, I give from and after the decease of the survivor of them, my said wife and my said daughter, Margaret Wilson, in case my said daughter shall have no child living at the time of her decease, the leasehold house and premises No 28 Jefferys Street, Camden Town, aforesaid, to the said Alfred Wilson, his executors and administrators for his and their own use and benefit, he and they thenceforth paying the ground rent and observing the covenants contained in the lease thereof. And I hereby authorise and empower the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will with the consent in writing of my daughter entitled for life to the income of my real and residuary personal estates or any share thereof during the life of such daughter, and after her decease at the discretion of such trustees or trustee to apply any part of the presumptive share of any child of such daughter of and in my said real and personal estates (not exceeding one fourth of such presumptive share) for or towards the advancement in the world of such child or otherwise for his or her benefit. Provided always and I do hereby declare that on the death of the survivor of my said daughters the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will shall make sale of the said real and leasehold estates, but as to the said Tubbs Farm and the said leasehold house of No 24 Stanhope Street, aforesaid, with the consent in writing of my said wife during her widowhood either by public auction or private sale or partly by public auction and partly by private contract, with power to make such stipulations and conditions as to title or otherwise, as they, he or she shall think fit and to rescind and resell or to enforce any contract. And I do hereby declare that for the purposes of this my will and the trusts, herein declared, my said real estates shall be deemed and be transmitted as personal estate. And I direct that the net rents and profits of my leasehold estates shall be enjoyed by the person or persons beneficially entitled thereto under this my will until the same shall become saleable, namely the decease of the survivor of my said daughters. And I do hereby declare that the said trustees or trustee shall lay out and invest the surplus monies arising from such sale or sales, as aforesaid (after payment of all the expenses of and incident to such sale or sales), in their or his names or name in bank annuities or at interest on real securities and shall stand possessed of such bank annuities and securities upon and for such of the trusts, intents and purposes, hereinbefore expressed and declared, of and concerning my residuary personal estate as shall be then in existence and capable of taking effect. And I hereby empower the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will to demise all or any of my real and leasehold estates for any term not exceeding 21 years in possession for the best rent that can be reasonably obtained and without taking any fine or premium. And I do hereby declare that the receipt of trustees or trustee, aforesaid, shall be a sufficient discharge to any purchaser or other person or persons paying to them or him any money under or by virtue of this my will, and such purchaser or person or persons taking such receipt shall not be bound to see to the application nor be answerable for the non or misapplication of such money or any part thereof. I hereby desire the said Richard Bright and John Watts and the survivors and survivor of them and other the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will to employ the said Alfred Wilson to collect the rents of my real and leasehold estates (except Tubbs Farm and the house 24 Stanhope Street, aforesaid, during the widowhood of my said wife) and to allow him for his trouble (after his accounts thereof shall have been approved by the said trustees or trustee) the sum of 1s in the pound by the year on the gross receipts thereof by him. And I do hereby direct that on the death, resignation or refusal or incapacity to act of any of them the said trustees or trustee hereby or hereafter appointed it shall be lawful for the surviving or continuing trustees or trustee, or in case there shall be no surviving or continuing trustee then for the executors or administrators of the surviving or last continuing trustee to nominate and appoint in writing any other person or persons to be a trustee or trustees in the place of such trustees or trustee so dying, resigning, refusing or becoming incapable to act, and thereupon the said trust, estates and premises shall by effectual assurances be vested in such new trustee or trustees jointly with the surviving or continuing trustee or trustees or in such new trustees only, if there shall be no surviving or continuing trustee or trustees, and such new trustee or trustees shall have the same powers and authorities, as if he or they had been originally herein named a trustee or trustees of my said real and residuary personal estates. And I hereby authorise every trustee to be paid and reimbursed out of the said trust, estates and premises all costs, charges and expenses incurred by or occasioned to him. I hereby appoint the said Richard Bright, John Watts, Alfred Wilson and my said wife, executors of this my will. And I revoke all former wills or testamentary papers made by me. In witness whereof I, the said John Heron, have to this my last will and testament, contained in five sheets of paper, set my hand and seal, (that is to say) my hand to the first four sheets and my hand and seal to this fifth and last sheet, this 23rd day of January in the year of our lord 1855.

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said John Heron, the testator, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence and in the presence of each other at one and the same time subscribe our names, as witnesses hereto, the word “respective” having been first interlined and a portion of the word “decease” having been first written on an erasure at page 2, and the words “survivor of them my said wife and” having been first struck out at page 3 of this my will, and the words “Chalfont St Giles” having been first interlined at page 1 of this my will.
J.N. Allen, George Allen.

The testator made two codicils to his said will, dated respectively the 23rd January 1855 and 1st February 1855, the former of which contains only a devise of trust mortgage estates, and the latter a bequest of pecuniary legacies.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 12th day of June in the year of our lord 1861 before George Langley, gentleman, deputy steward of John Marmaduke Teesdale, chief steward of the said manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman, sworn
Simeon Edwards, sworn

3rd proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Weller to come into court and be admitted to the property, to which he died seised or entitled.
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, found and presented the third proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Weller or any other person claiming admission to the piece of land surrendered to him by Thomas Taylor (to which property the said William Weller has never been admitted) called Schoolbury Pightle and containing about half an acre, more or less, situate within and held of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, and also to the customary messuage or tenement called and known by the sign of the Rose and Crown, situate and held of the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Elisha Healy and now in the occupation of William Brown, together with the ground whereon the customary cottages or tenements formerly stood, and whereon has been built a shop or building, now in the occupation of the said William Brown, and which premises are bounded towards the north by a house belonging to James Edwards, towards the east by the street or highway, towards the south by the property belonging to John Kemp, towards the west by a passage leading to the Misbourn River, and the same messuage or tenement and cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, and to all outhouses, edifices, buildings, etc, but no one appearing, the lord by special grace and favour has ordered another proclamation to be made for the heir or devisee to come into court and be admitted at the next court to be held for the said manor.

Absolute surrender from Joseph Tilbury to John James Ratcliff in trust for John Ratcliff.[42] Also at this court the homage present a certain absolute surrender from Joseph Tilbury of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, bricklayer, one of the customary tenants of this manor, to John James Ratcliff in trust for John Ratcliff, his heirs and assigns forever, bearing date the 9th day of February 1861 in the words or to the purport or effect following, that is to say,
“The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 9th day of February 1861 Joseph Tilbury of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckingham, bricklayer, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor came before me, William Wills, gentleman, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only of John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, the chief steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £20 of lawful money of Great Britain to him, the said Joseph Tilbury, in hand paid previously to the making and passing of the surrender, of which this is the memorandum by John Ratcliff of Harefield in the county of Middlesex, butcher, being in full for the absolute purchase of the several cottages or tenements, land, hereditaments and premises hereinafter particularly described and mentioned to be surrendered with their appurtenances and the customary estate of inheritance thereof in fee simple in possession, subject to a certain conditional surrender made and passed on the 22nd day of January 1825 by the said Joseph Tilbury to the use of Thomas Witts Walford, then of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, but since deceased, his heirs and assigns for securing the payment of £100 and interest, and a certain other conditional surrender, made and passed on the 18th day of March 1837 by the said Joseph Tilbury to the use of the said Thomas Witts Walford, his heirs and assigns for securing to the said John Ratcliff in addition to the said sum of £100 and interest (then vested in and belonging to the said John Ratcliff) the further sum of £100 and interest and both which same sums of £100 and £100 together with the further sum of £88 18s 9d for interest in arrear thereon (making altogether the sum of £288 18s 9d) are now due and owing to the said John Ratcliff, but free from all other encumbrances whatsoever, and at the request and by the direction of the said John Ratcliff, testified by his signing his name at the foot of this memorandum of surrender, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece of enclosed land, formerly parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 24 poles or thereabouts, situate near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, adjoining the house, now or late of James Coles, and also all those five messuages, cottages or tenements and other buildings erected and built on the said piece of ground and late in the several tenures or occupations of Joseph Bowden, Henry Meades, James Wilson, John Nash and Dinah Burrill, afterwards of the said John Tilbury, Joseph Bowden, Henry Meades, James Wilson, John Nash and Dinah Burrell, but now or late of the said Joseph Tilbury, William Tilbury, William Winchester, Charles Warwick and James Walding, to which said piece of ground the said Joseph Tilbury was admitted tenant at a general court baron held for the said manor on the 11th day of April 1821, and also all that other small piece of land adjoining to the said piece of ground and thrown thereto, which was granted to the said Joseph Tilbury at a general court baron held for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1827, and also all other (if any) the pieces or parcels of land or ground, of which the piece or parcel of land or ground numbered 785 on the tithe plan of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter is comprised, and also all other (if any) the hereditaments and premises of him, the said Joseph Tilbury, situate within and held of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, together with all and singular houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, stables, yards, gardens, hedges, ditches, fences, commons, common of pasture, ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, lights, easements, profits, commodities, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said several cottages or tenements hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described, belonging or in anywise appertaining or with the same or any part thereof held used, occupied or enjoyed or accepted, reputed, deemed, taken or known as part, parcel or member thereof or appurtenant thereto or of any part thereof. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits of all and singular the said several cottages or tenements, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him the said Joseph Tilbury in, to, out of or upon the same several cottages or tenements, hereditaments and premises or any part or parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of John James Ratcliff of Harefield, aforesaid, brewer, his heirs and assigns in trust, nevertheless, for the said John Ratcliff, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, subject, nevertheless, as to such part of the said hereditaments as are comprised therein to the said conditional surrenders of the 22nd day of January 1825 and the 18th day of March 1837, and the said principal sums of £100 and £100 thereby secured and the interest thereon respectively now due and henceforth to become due.
John Ratcliff. Joseph Tilbury. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before me. William Wells, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only.
Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named John Ratcliff the sum of £20, being the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by him to me. £20.
Witness to the signing by Joseph Tilbury, William Wells. Joseph Tilbury.
Witness to the signing by the above-named John Ratcliff, Daniel Bowman, Harefield, Middlesex.

1st proclamation for John James Ratcliff to come in and be admitted in trust for John Ratcliff.
And now at this court the first proclamation was made for the said John James Ratcliff to come into court and be admitted to the above property in trust for John Ratcliff, but he did not appear and the second proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court to be held for this manor.

Absolute surrender from William James Coles to Edward Woolls, esquire.[1]
Also at this court the homage present a certain absolute surrender from William James Coles, one of the customary tenants of this manor, to Edward Wools, his heirs and assigns forever, bearing date the 9th day of January 1861 in the words or to the purport or effect following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 11th day of May 1861 William James Coles, formerly of No. 11 Waterloo Road, Lambeth, in the county of Surrey, but now of No. 1 Peacock Street, Newington Bulls, in the said county, brass cock finisher, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, and in consideration of £100 sterling to him, the said William James Coles, paid by Edward Woolls of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, attorney at law, at or before the taking of this surrender, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered, and the customary estate and inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Simeon Edwards and George Coulston, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that piece or parcel of customary or copyhold ground, containing by estimation 18 perches or thereabouts, situate on the north end of Gerrards Cross Common within the said manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and also all those two cottages or tenements standing thereon, all of which said hereditaments and premises are bounded on the north by a meadow of the duke of Somerset, on the east by Latchmoor Pond, and towards the south and west by Gerrards Cross Common, and all outhouses, yards, gardens, commons and common of pasture and other commonable rights, hedges, ditches, fences, ways, paths, watercourses, liberties, privileges, easements, profits, advantages, rights, members and appurtenances to the same premises belonging or in any wise appertaining, and to which said premises the said William James Coles was admitted on the first day of May 1848, and all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him, the said William James Coles, in, to and out of the same premises. To the use and behoof of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before us within the said manor: William James Coles. Simeon Edwards, George Colston.
Received at the time of making the above surrender of and from the above-named Edward Woolles the sum of £100 being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by him to me: £100. William James Coles. Witness Simeon Edwards, George Colston.

1st proclamation for Edward Woolls to come in and be admitted.
And now at this court the first proclamation was made for the said Edward Woolls to come into court and be admitted to the above property, but he did not appear and his default is therefore recorded, and the second proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court to be held for this manor.

2nd proclamation for the heir or devisee of Anne Violet Biggs to come into court and be admitted to the property of which she died seised.
Also at this court the homage present the second proclamation for the heir or devisee of Anne Violet Biggs to come into court and be admitted to the copyhold hereditaments, of which she died seised, but no one appearing, default thereof is therefore recorded and the third proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court to the held for this manor.

Death of William Thompson presented. 1st proclamation for heir or devisee.
Also at this court the homage present that William Thompson, late a customary tenant of this manor, who, whilst living, held to him, his heirs and assigns of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, the yearly quit-rent of 1s and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and now or lately in the occupation of [blank], and to which premises the said William Thompson was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1838, died since the last court seised of the above premises, upon which the first proclamation was made at this court for the heir or devisee or any other person claiming admission to come into court and be admitted to the above premises, but no one appearing default thereof is therefore recorded and the second proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court to be held for this manor.

Death of Mrs Charlotte O’Loghlin.
Also at this court the homage present that Charlotte O’Loghlin, late a customary tenant of this manor, who, whilst living, held to her and her assigns during her life of the lord and lady of the said manor by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, the yearly quit-rent of 2s 8d and other services of right accustomed, all that customary messuage or tenement called Aditors otherwise Auditors and the barns, stables, yards, gardens and orchards to the same belonging, and also all those three closes of arable lands thereto belonging and containing by estimation 12 acres, more or less, situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto, and to which premises the said Charlotte O’Loghlin was admitted at a court held for this manor on the 14th day of October 1844, died since the last court, whereupon Thomas Allen of Newlands, Chalfont St Peter, became entitled in fee to the said hereditaments.

1st proclamation for Thomas Allen to come into court and be admitted.
1st proclamation for his heir ordered to be made at the next court.
And now at this court the first proclamation was made for the said Thomas Allen to come into court and be admitted to the above premises, whereupon it was found that the said Thomas Allen had died, leaving Thomas Newland Allen, his only son, him surviving, and the first proclamation for the heir or devisee of Thomas Allen to come into court and be admitted was ordered to be made at the next court to be held for this manor.

The end of this court.
J.M. Teesdale, steward

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

 

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the said manor held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 17th day of July 1861 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman and steward of the said manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman, sworn
Simeon Edwards, sworn

Another proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Weller (Schoolbury Pightle).[25A]
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, found and presented another proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Weller or any other person claiming admission to the piece of land surrendered to him by Thomas Taylor (to which property he was not admitted) called Schoolbury Pightle and containing about half an acre (be the same more or less), which said piece or parcel of land is situate and being within the said manor and is bounded on or towards the north-east by the road or public highway leading from Gerrards Cross to Chalfont St Giles, on the west and south by lands late of William Jones, esquire, and on the east by land called Schoolbury Common Field, and which said piece or parcel of land is more particularly delineated in the plan drawn in the margin hereof[13] and held by copy court roll of the said manor.

And now at this court comes Benjamin Arthur Brickwell of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, surgeon, and produced the probate of the last will and testament (bearing date the 11th day of July 1857) with a codicil thereto (bearing date the 31st day of May 1859) of the said William Weller, whereby he gave, devised and bequeathed to his son, William Weller, and the said Benjamin Arthur Brickwell all the rest, residue and remnant of his real and personal estate of what nature or kind soever, of which he should die seised or over which he might have any disposing power other than and except, etc, upon trust, etc, an extract of which said will and codicil is entered on the court rolls.

Admission of William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell as trustees under the will of William Weller to lands surrendered to him by Thomas Taylor (Schoolbury Pightle).[25A]
Rent 1s. Fine £6. No heriot.
And now at this court comes the said William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell by the said Benjamin Arthur Brickwell, their attorney, and humbly prayed of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenants to the said piece of land. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell, their heirs and assigns according to the tenor and effect of the will and codicil of the said William Weller of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and they gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such their estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears, etc, and were admitted tenants thereto accordingly, but their fealty was respited.

Another proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Weller (Rose and Crown).[24]
And also at this court the homage presented another proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Weller or any other person claiming admission to the customary messuage or tenement called and known by the sign of the Rose and Crown, situate and held of the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Elisha Healy and now in the occupation of William Brown, together with the ground whereon the customary cottages formerly stood and whereon has been built a shop or buildings, now in the occupation of the said William Brown, and which premises are bounded towards the north by a house belonging to James Edwards, towards the east by a street or highway, towards the south by the property belonging to John Kemp, towards the west by a passage leading to the Misbourn River, and the same messuage or tenement and cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, and to all outhouses, edifices, buildings, etc, and to which said premises the said William Weller was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 24th day of June 1850.

Admission of William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell as trustees under the will of William Weller (Rose & Crown).
Rent 5s. Fine £55. Heriot £20.
And now at this court comes Benjamin Arthur Brickwell of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire and produced the probate of the last will and testament (bearing date the 11th day of July 1857) with a codicil thereto (bearing date the 31st day of May 1859) of the said William Weller, whereby he gave, devised and bequeathed to his son William Weller and the said Benjamin Arthur Brickwell all the rest, residue and remnant of his real and personal estate of what nature or kind soever, of which he should die seised or over which he might have any disposing power other than and except, etc, upon trust, etc, an extract of which said will and codicil is entered on the court roll. And at this court comes the said William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell by the said Benjamin Arthur Brickwell, their attorney, and humbly prayed of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenants to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell, their heirs and assigns according to the tenure and effect of the said will and codicil of the said William Weller of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and they gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such their estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears, etc, and were admitted tenants thereto accordingly, but their fealty was respited.

Extract from the will of William Weller. 11th July 1857.
William Weller of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, brewer, maltster and farmer, by his will of this date, after giving a certain pecuniary legacy to his wife, gave, devised and bequeathed to the Reverend George Holloway of Coleshill in the county of Hertfordshire, clerk, Charles Statham of Amersham, aforesaid, esquire, and William Andrews of Chesham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, surveyor, all the rest, residue and remainder of his real and personal estate of what nature or kind soever, of which he should die seised or over which he might have any disposing power (other than and except estates vested in him on trust or by way of mortgage), upon trust to pay certain pecuniary legacies and annuities in manner therein mentioned. And the said testator directed the trustees and trustee for the time being of his said will to stand seised and possessed of the net residues of his real and personal estate and effects, subject to the payment of his just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies thereinbefore by him given or thereafter by any codicil or otherwise to be by him disposed of in trust for his three sons William, Edward and George, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, and to become vested in them absolutely upon his and their respectively attaining his and their respective ages of 21 years. Proviso that in the event of the decease of either of the testator’s said sons William, Edward and George under the said age of 21 years and whether he should or should not leave any issue him surviving, then the said testator directed his said trustees or the trustees or trustee for the time being of his said will to stand seised or possessed of the part, share and interest of him and them so dying, in trust for such other his son or sons (except his said sons William, Edward and George) then or thereafter to be born, as should first live to attain the age of 21 years, his will being that his three sons, who should first live to attain the age of 21 years, should take as tenants in common the whole of the premises, which were thereinbefore given and bequeathed, in trust for his said sons William, Edward and George. And in case there should not be three sons of his, who should live to attain the age of 21 years and take vested interests in his said estates and premises therein before given and bequeathed in trust for his said sons William, Edward and George, then he directed the trustees or trustee for the time being of his said will to stand seised and possessed of the same estates and premises for such two of his sons, who should live to attain their said ages of 21 years as tenants in common and not as joint tenants, and if there should be only one son of his, who should live to attain the age of 21 years, then in trust for such only son his heirs, executors and administrators and assigns forever. And in case there should there should be no son of his then or thereafter to be born, who should live to attain his or their age or respective ages of 21 years, then the testator directed his said trustees or the trustees or trustee for the time being of his said will to stand seised and possessed of the premises, thereinbefore devised and bequeathed, in trust for his said sons William, Edward and George, in trust for such daughter of the testator then or thereafter to be born as should first live to attain her age of 21 years, her heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever.

31st May 1859.
The said testator by a codicil to his will of this date declared that his said will should be read and should take effect, as if the names of his son, William Weller, and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell of Amersham, aforesaid, surgeon, had been written in every part of his said will, wherein the names George Holloway, Charles Statham and William Andrews occurred in lieu of the names of them the said George Holloway, Charles Statham and William Andrews. And the said testator thereby revoked all devises and bequests given by his said will to the said George Holloway, Charles Statham and William Andrews and each of them and the appointment of them and each of them as executors or executor and trustees or trustee of his said will and in their and his place and stead did thereby nominate and appoint his said son, William Weller, and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell to be executors and trustees of his said will.
8th September 1589. The said testator died.

Proved 9th July 1860.

2nd proclamation for John James Ratcliff to come into court and be admitted to the property surrendered to him by Joseph Tilbury in trust for John Ratcliff.
And also at this court the homage presented the second proclamation for John James Ratcliff to come into court and be admitted to the premises surrendered to him by Joseph Tilbury on the 9th day of February 1861 in trust for John Ratcliff, but the said John James Ratcliff did not appear and the third proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court to be held for the said manor.

2nd proclamation for Edward Woolls to come into court and be admitted to premises surrendered to him by William James Coles.[1]
And also at this court the homage presented the second proclamation for Edward Woolls to come into court and be admitted to the premises surrendered to him by William James Coles on the 11th day of May 1861.

Admission accordingly.[1]
Rent 2s 6d. Fine £4. Heriot.
And now at this court comes the said Edward Woolls and humbly prayed to be admitted to all that piece or parcel of customary or copyhold ground, containing by estimation 18 perches or thereabouts, situate on the north end of Gerrards Cross Common within the said manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and also all those two cottages or tenements standing thereon, all of which said hereditaments and premises are bounded on the north by a meadow of the duke of Somerset, on the east by Latchmoor Pond and towards the south and west by Gerrards Cross Common, and all outhouses, yards, gardens, commons and common of pasture and other commonable rights, hedges, ditches, fences, ways, paths, watercourses, liberties, privileges, easements, profits, advantages, rights, members and appurtenances to the same premises belonging or in any wise appertaining so surrendered to him by the said William James Coles. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold customary hereditaments with the appurtenances unto the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty was respited.

3rd proclamation for the heir or devisee of Anne Violet Biggs.
And also at this court the homage presented the third proclamation for the heir or devisee of Anne Violet Biggs to come into court and be admitted to the copyhold hereditaments, of which she died seised, but no one appearing the lord and lady by special grace and favour has ordered another proclamation to be made at the next court to be held for the said manor.

2nd proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Thompson.
And also at this court the homage presented the second proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Thompson to come into court and be admitted to the copyhold hereditaments, of which he died seised, but no one appearing, the third proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court to be held for the said manor.

2nd proclamation for the heir or devisee of Thomas Allen to come into court and be admitted to the hereditaments, to which he became entitled on the death of Mrs Charlotte O’Loughlin.[23] 
And also at this court the homage presented the second proclamation for Thomas Allen or any person claiming under him to come into court and be admitted to all that customary messuage or tenement called Aditors otherwise Auditors and the barns, stables, yards, gardens and orchards to the same belonging, and also all those 3 closes of arable land thereto belonging, containing by estimation 12 acres, more or less, situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, with the rights, members and appurtenances, to which he became entitled on the death of Mrs Charlotte O’Loughlin under the will of Terence O’Loughlin. And now at this court came Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of Uxbridge, solicitor, and produced a copy of the will (an extract of which is inserted in the court rolls) of the said Thomas Allen, whereby, after devising his freehold and copyhold estates to trustees upon trusts, therein mentioned, the testator gave to his dear son and only child Thomas Newland Allen all the residue of his estate whatsoever and wheresoever situate.

Admission of Thomas Newland Allen under the will of Thomas Allen to property, to which he became entitled at the death of Mrs Charlotte O’Loughlin.[23]
Rent 2s 8d. Fine £18. Heriot.
And now at this court comes the said Thomas Newland Allen by his said attorney, Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, and prayed of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said premises. To whom the said lord and lady by their said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage and tenement, closes of arable land, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 2s and 8d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant, but his fealty was respited.

Extract from the will of the late Thomas Allen, esquire, late of Newland, Chalfont St Peter, dated the 21st of April 1823.
“I give and devise all my freehold and copyhold estates wheresoever situated and which copyholds have been duly surrendered to the use of my will unto John Wilson of Old Bond Street, tailor and draper, James Cadbury of Feltham Hill in the parish of Ashford in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, and James Mann of Roberts Farm in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, upon the trusts, nevertheless, and to the intents and purposes, hereinafter declared, of and concerning the same and all my leasehold estates as well for lives as for years, together with all my personal estate of what kind or nature soever. I likewise give, devise and bequeath unto the said John Wilson, James Cadbury and James Main and their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively (according to the nature of the several estates), upon the trusts, nevertheless, and to and for the several intents and purposes, hereinafter expressed and declared, of and concerning the same, that is to say: Upon trust by and out of the rents, issues, dividends, interest and profits of all my said estates to pay an annuity or yearly sum of £1,000 clear of all taxes and deductions whatsoever into the proper hands of my beloved wife, Sarah Allen, during her natural life for her own proper use and benefit (and this I intend as in bar of her dower) so that the said annuity or any part thereof shall not be subject or liable to the debts, engagements, management, control or disposition of any future husband, the said annuity to be paid and payable by half yearly payments on the 25th day of March and the 29th day of September in every year by even and equal proportions, the first payment of the same to begin and be made on such of the said days as shall first happen after my decease I also give and bequeath to my said wife the use of all my household furniture, plate, linen, china, glass, pictures, books, etc, which may be in my house of Newland at the time of my death, and it is my desire that she reside at Newland or in one of my houses at Kensington or elsewhere completely furnished, as she, herself, may wish and order and as she may find most convenient and agreeable to herself and son during his minority, and further should it so happen that my said wife ceases to be my widow by marrying again, then my will is that her annuity be reduced to £200 per annum only and that the privilege to use of house and furniture at Newland shall cease and that she enjoy only her house at Kensington or elsewhere the furniture, of which I leave entirely at her own disposal either in her lifetime or at her death. Item, also upon trust I give and bequeath to my dear son and only child, Thomas Newland Allen, and his heirs forever all the residue of my real and personal estates whatsoever and wheresoever, that is to say, all my freehold, leasehold and copyhold houses, lands and which copyholds have been duly surrendered to the use of my will, woods, farms with the live and dead farming stock, tithes, bridges, rents, tolls, dues, shares of property, reversions, mortgages, bonds and other securities for money, book debts, cash, household furniture, goods, chattels, carriages and effects of what kind or nature soever, all which property is to be subject not only to the payment of the annuity, above-mentioned, but also subject to the payment of my just debts, funeral expenses, legacies, hereinafter mentioned, and expense of proving this my will, and also subject to all public and private outgoings, rents, quit-rents, fines, heriots, rates and taxes, parochial as well as Parliamentary repairs, cultivation, preservation and improvement of all this, my property, hereby devised to my son and also to the expense and education and maintenance of my said son during his minority.”
Testator died 18th November 1829.
Will proved with two codicils in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on the 23rd December 1829. The testator’s widow, Sarah Allen, died 27th August 1853.

The end of this court.
J.M. Teesdale, steward.

 

27th May 1862

Bramley Moore, perpetual curate of St James’ Church, Gerrards Cross, voluntary grant to.[58] 
Stamp £1 15s. £11 6s 62d.
We, the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk in holy orders, and Mary Moore, wife of the said Edward Moore, and before her marriage with the said Edward Moore Mary Jones, spinster, the lord and lady of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire under the authority of an act passed in the fifth year of the reign of her present majesty Queen Victoria, entitled “An Act to afford further facilities for the conveyance and endowment of sites for schools”, and of the act of the eighth year of the reign of her present majesty explaining the same, do hereby freely and voluntarily and without any valuable consideration, grant and convey unto the Reverend William Joseph Bramley Moore, clerk in holy orders, master of arts, perpetual curate and minister of the church of St James, Gerrards Cross in the said manor and county of Buckinghamshire, and Thomas William ?Thornes and George Healy, churchwardens of the consolidated chapelry of St James, Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and their successors all that piece or parcel of wasteland, situate on Gerrards Cross Common near the Chalfont and Slough Road in the said consolidated chapelry of St James in the parish of Chalfont St Peter and within the said manor, containing by admeasurement two roods little, more or less, bounded on the south by meadow land belonging to Henry Dolan, esquire, on the south by the road or common and on the east and west by the said common, and which said common and which said premises are delineated in the map or plan drawn in the margin hereof together[14] with all easements, appurtenances and hereditaments corporeal and incorporeal belonging thereto or connected therewith and all our and each of our right, title and interest in or to the said premises and every part thereof. To hold the same premises unto and to the use of the said minister and churchwardens of the said consolidated chapelry of St James, Gerrards Cross, and their successors for the purposes of the said act and upon trust to permit the said premises and all buildings thereon erected or to be erected to be forever hereafter appropriated and used as and for a school for the education of children and adults or children only of the labouring, manufacturing and other poorer class in the consolidated chapelry of St James, Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, and as a residence for the teacher or teachers of the said school and for no other purpose, which said school shall always be in union with and conducted upon the principles, and in furtherance of the ends and designs of the Incorporated National Society and of the Diocesan Board for promoting the education of the poor in the principles of the Established Church and shall at all reasonable times be opened to the inspection of the inspector or inspectors for the time being appointed or to be appointed in conformity with the order in council, bearing date the 10th day of August 1840. And it is hereby declared that subject to the provision, aforesaid, as to union with the National Society in the said school and the funds and endowments thereof shall be managed and controlled by a committee consisting of the said incumbent for the time being of the said chapelry of St James, Gerrards Cross, the said churchwardens of the said chapelry and of four other persons to be elected annually by the annual subscribers to the said school. Provided, however, that none of the said churchwardens nor of the other four persons to be elected, as aforesaid, shall have any right to interfere in the management of the said school until they have made and signed a declaration to the following effect, that is to say: “I [blank] do solemnly and sincerely declare that I am a member of the United Church of England and Ireland as by law established. In witness whereof we, the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, have hereunto set out hands and seals, the 27th day of May in the 25th year of the reign of our sovereign lady Victoria by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland queen, defender of the faith and in the year or our lord 1862. Edward Moore. Mary Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Edward Moore and Mary Moore in the presence of Francis Dorkes, clerk to Messieurs Symes, Teesdale and Sandilands, solicitors, 33 Fenchurch Street, London.
Taken and acknowledged by the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary Moore, his wife, two of the parties to the deed this 27th day of May 1862 at No. 33 Fenchurch Street in the city of London, before me Charles Rivington, a London commissioner to administer oaths in Chancery.
This deed marked A was this day produced before us and acknowledged by Mary Moore, therein named, to be her act and deed, previous to which acknowledgment the said Mary Moore was examined by us separately and apart from her husband touching her knowledge of the contents of the said deed and her consent thereto and declared the same to be freely and voluntarily executed by her. Dated the 27th day of May 1862.
J.M. Teesdale, Charles Rivington: Commissioners, etc.
Enrolled in Her Majesty High Court of Chancery the 18th day of June in the year of our lord 1862 (being first duty stamped) according to the tenor of the statutes made for that purpose. E. Grubb.

Mayne Reid. Grant to and deed of disentailer by Henry Biggs and others.
This indenture made the 25th day of February in the year of our lord 1865 between Henry Biggs of Fulmer in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, of the first part, Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, of the second part, Richard Biggs of Donolly near Melbourne in the colony of New South Wales, yeoman, of the third part, Anne Violett Stevens Austin of Cowley Mill, Hillingdon, in the said county of Middlesex, spinster, of the fourth part, John Edward Sibley, now or late of Long Lane, Rickmansworth, in the county of Hertfordshire, farmer, of the fifth part, William Gardiner of Uxbridge in the said county of Middlesex, gentleman, of the sixth part, John Austin of Cowley Mill, Hillingdon, aforesaid, merchant, of the seventh part, James Smith of Iver Heath in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, of the eighth part, and Mayne Reid of The Rancho, Gerrards Cross, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, of the ninth part. Whereas William Beddall, late of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, being seised of the customary fee simple and inheritance according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the aforesaid county of Buckinghamshire (among other hereditaments), the messuages and hereditaments, first hereinafter described and expressed to be hereby assured, with the appurtenances, by his will dated the 24th day of November 1812, devised unto his wife, Anne Beddall, and his daughter, Anne Violett, the wife of Richard Biggs, and the said Richard Biggs (among other estates) all his (the testator’s) copyhold hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever (which copyholds he had surrendered to the use of that his will). To hold to his said wife and daughter and the said Richard Biggs and the survivors and survivor of them and the heirs of such survivor, to the uses and upon the trusts, thereinafter mentioned, that was to say, upon trust that the said trustees and trustee should permit the testator’s said wife to receive the rents and profits thereof for her own use during her life, and after her decease upon trust to permit the testator’s said daughter, Anne Violett Biggs, to receive the rents and profits thereof for her own use during her life for her separate use, and after her decease upon trust to and for the use of all and every the child and children of the said testator’s said daughter, Anne Violett Biggs, as tenants in common and the several and respective heirs of the several and respective bodies of all such children lawfully issuing. And in case any one or more of such children should depart this life without issue, to the use of the others or other of such child or children (as tenants in common, if more than one), and the heirs of the body or respective bodies of such last-mentioned child or children lawfully issuing in like manner, and for default of such issue upon the trusts in the said will expressed. And whereas the said William Beddall departed this life in the month of June 1817 and at a court held for the said manor on the 28th day of November 1818 the said Anne Beddall, the widow of the said testator, and Anne Violett Biggs, his daughter, and Richard Biggs were admitted tenants of the said copyhold premises. To hold the same upon the trusts of the said testator’s will according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the said Anne Beddall died on the 14th day of April 1829 and the said Richard Biggs died some years afterwards, leaving the said Anne Violett Biggs the last surviving trustee of the said will, and the said Anne Violett Biggs died on the 17th day of August 1860. And whereas the said Anne Violett Biggs was never married to any other person than the said Richard Biggs and she had issue by her marriage with him six children only, namely Samuel Beddall Biggs, Anne Violett Biggs (who on the 27th day of September 1838 intermarried with John Austin), Phoebe Biggs (who on the 3rd day of February 1831 intermarried with John Sibley), the said Richard Biggs, the said Henry Biggs and William Beddall Biggs. And whereas the said Samuel Beddall Biggs attained his majority in the year 1826 and died on the 19th day of May 1855 without leaving issue, but leaving Elizabeth Biggs his widow. And whereas the said Anne Violett, the wife of John Austin, died in the month of November 1844, leaving issue two children only, namely the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin, party hereto, who attained her majority on the 5th day of April 1862, and Emily Austin, who died on the 17th day of December 1857, a spinster and an infant. And whereas the said Phoebe, the wife of the said John Sibley, died on the 3rd day of February 1831, leaving issue one child only, namely the said John Edward Sibley, party hereto, who sometime since attained his majority. And whereas the said William Beddall Biggs died on the 23rd day of July 1841 a bachelor. And whereas by an indenture dated the 12th day of December 1861 and made between the said Henry Biggs of the one part and the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of the other part, all the share and interest, to which the said Henry Biggs was entitled under the hereinbefore recited will of the said William Beddall in the said copyhold premises, firstly hereinafter described and expressed to be hereby assured, was covenanted to be conditionally surrendered to the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge in fee for securing the repayment of £100 and interest, which said principal sum (but without any arrear of interest) still remains due on the said security, but no surrender has been made in pursuance of the said covenant. And whereas by indenture dated the 14th day of April 1863 and made between the said John Edward Sibley of the one part and the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin of the other part the share and interest of the said John Edward Sibley in the said firstly described copyhold hereditaments was charged by him with the repayment to the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin of £50 and interest, but which said principal sum and all arrears of interest thereon had been fully paid off and satisfied as she, the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin, does hereby acknowledge testify and declare. And whereas the said Anne Beddall, the widow of the said testator William Beddall, was at her decease, hereinbefore recited, seised to her and her heirs according to the custom of the same aforesaid manor of the pieces of copyhold land, secondly hereinafter described and expressed to be hereby assured, being parcel and held of the said manor and theretofore forming part of the lane or way to the said firstly described copyhold hereditaments, and on her said decease intestate the same descended to her only child and customary heiress, the said Anne Viollett Biggs, who on the 24th day of July 1843 was at a court held for the said manor duly admitted to the last-mentioned premises. To hold to her and her heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor and subject to the fines and services therefore of right accustomed. And whereas the said Anne Violett Biggs, being such last surviving trustee, as aforesaid, under the will of the said William Beddall, deceased, of the said copyhold premises, firstly hereinafter described, and being so beneficially entitled, as aforesaid, to the said copyhold premises, secondly hereinafter described, did by her will dated the 19th day of April 1859 devise all the real estate, to which she should be entitled at her decease (subject and charged with the payment of her debts), and also devise all the real estate vested in her as trustee or mortgagee (subject to the equities affecting the same respectively) unto her son, the said Henry Biggs, and she appointed the said Henry Biggs and John Edward Sibley executors of her said will, which on the 23rd day of February 1861 was duly proved by the said Henry Biggs alone in the Principal Registry of the Court of Probate (the said testatrix having died on the 17th day of August 1860 as hereinbefore recited). And whereas out of court on the day of the date of these presents, but immediately before the execution thereof, the said Henry Biggs came before William Wills, gentleman, deputy steward for that turn and purpose only, and was admitted tenant of as well the said copyhold premises, firstly hereinafter described, as of the said copyhold hereditaments, secondly hereinafter described. To hold the same to him and his heirs and assigns forever, but as to the said firstly described premises upon the trusts in the will of the said William Beddall mentioned. And whereas the said Henry Biggs with the concurrence of the several persons, parties hereto, of the second, third, fourth and fifth parts some time since agreed with the said William Gardiner for the sale to him at the price of £130 of the said copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter firstly and secondly described, with the appurtenances and the absolute inheritance thereof in possession according to the custom of the aforesaid manor free from encumbrances, except the rents, fines, suits and services therefore of right accustomed. And whereas the said William Gardiner afterwards agreed with the said James Smith that, in consideration of the sum of 10s to be paid by the said James Smith to the said William Gardiner, the said James Smith should be substituted for the said William Gardiner as the purchaser under the aforesaid agreement. And whereas the said James Smith has since agreed with the said Mayne Reid that, in consideration of the sum of £50 to be paid by the said Mayne Reid to the said James Smith, the said Mayne Reid should be substituted for the said James Smith as the purchaser under the aforesaid agreement. And whereas for effectuating the said sale the said Henry Biggs out of court on the day of the date of these presents did immediately before the execution hereof surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of two copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor and according to the custom thereof the several and respective messuages and hereditaments, firstly and secondly hereinafter described respectively and expressed to be hereby assured, to which (with other hereditaments) the said Henry Biggs was admitted, as aforesaid, out of court on the day of the date of these presents. To the use of the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns. And whereas the said recited admittance of the said Henry Biggs and surrender by him to the said Mayne Reid are made and taken with the privity and assent of the several persons, parties hereto, of the second, third, fourth and fifth parts respectively, as they do respectively hereby acknowledge, and for further effectuating the said sale it was agreed on the treaty for the same between the said Mayne Reid and the several persons, parties hereto, of the first five parts that the said last-mentioned persons should on or immediately after the said surrender and admittance execute the disentailing conveyance and release or other assurance and enter into the covenants, hereinafter respectively contained in the manner hereinafter appearing, and it was also arranged between  the said parties that the said purchase money should be paid to the persons and in the manner hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in consideration of £32 10s, one fourth part of the said purchase money of £130 on the execution hereof paid by the said Mayne Reid to the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge with the privity of the said Henry Biggs, and of £32 10s, another fourth part of the said purchase money at the same time paid by the said Mayne Reid to the said Richard Biggs, and of £32 10s, another fourth part of the said purchase money then paid by the said Mayne Reid to the said John Edward Sibley, and of £32 10s, the residue of the said purchase money at the same time paid by the said Mayne Reid to the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin, the receipt of which four several sums of £32 10s each and receipt and payment in manner, aforesaid, of the said entire purchase money of £130, the said several persons, parties hereto, of the first four parts according to their respective interests do and each of them does hereby acknowledge and from the same do and each of them does hereby release the said Mayne Reid, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and also, in consideration of the sum of 10s on the execution hereof paid by the said James Smith to the said William Gardiner, the receipt whereof he does hereby acknowledge and from the same does hereby release the said James Smith, his executors, administrators and assigns. And also in consideration of the sum of £50 on the execution of these presents paid by the said Mayne Reid to the said James Smith, the receipt whereof he does hereby acknowledge and from the same does hereby release the said Mayne Reid, his executors, administrators and assigns, they the said Henry Biggs, Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, Richard Biggs, Anne Violett Stevens Austin, John Edward Sibley, William Gardiner and James Smith respectively at the request of the said Mayne Reid, testified by their being parties to and executing these presents respectively according to their several and respective estates and interests, and as well for the purpose of barring the equitable estates tail of the said Henry Biggs, Richard Biggs, Anne Violett Stevens Austin and John Edward Sibley in the copyhold premises, firstly hereinafter described in the manner hereinafter mentioned, as for conveying and releasing all estates, rights and interests, charges, claims and demands whatsoever of the said several parties and of every of them in and upon both the said premises, firstly hereinafter described, and the said premises, secondly hereinafter described, or either of the same or any part thereof, do and each of them does hereby grant and dispose of and also bargain, sell, release and confirm. And the said William Gardiner and James Smith do and each of them does hereby confirm unto the said Mayne Reid and his heirs and assigns firstly all those three messuages or tenements with the appurtenances, situate at Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St. Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, fronting the common and nearly opposite the public house there called the French Horn, formerly in the several tenures of Richard Dodd, Joseph Kebble and John Ebbs, afterwards of the widow Carter and John Nash, and now in the occupation of Mrs Elizabeth Biggs within the said manor and parcel thereof, and to which the said Anne Beddall, Anne Violett Biggs and Richard Biggs were admitted tenants, as aforesaid, on the 28th day of November 1818 as trustees of the will of the said William Beddall, deceased. And secondly all that piece of copyhold ground, containing thirteen poles and a half, now forming part of the gardens of the said first above-named messuages, but formerly part of a lane or way to the same, and to which the said Anne Violett Biggs was admitted tenant on the 24th day of July 1843, as hereinbefore recited, and to the whole of which said firstly and secondly mentioned premises the said Henry Biggs was admitted tenant out of court, as hereinbefore recited, on the day of the date of these presents, together with all buildings, erections, fixtures, commons, hedges, ditches, fences, ways, waters, watercourses, liberties, privileges, easements, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuages or tenements or any of them appertaining or with the same or any of them now or heretofore ?divided, occupied or enjoyed or reputed or known as part or parcel of them or any of them or appurtenant thereto. And all the equitable or other estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the said parties hereto of the first six parts and the eighth part respectively and each of them in, to and upon the same respective premises. To hold the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby assured, unto and to the use of the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And as to the said firstly mentioned premises freed and absolutely discharged from all the equitable estate or estates tail of them the said Henry Biggs, Richard Biggs, Anne Violett Stevens Austin and John Edward Sibley and each of them, and all remainders and reversions, estates, rights, titles, interests and powers to take effect after or in defeasance of such estate or estates tail respectively. And as to the whole of the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby assured, freed and discharged from the hereinbefore in part recited indenture of mortgage or charge and each of them and all monies thereby secured and from all other, if any the rights, interests, claims and demands whatsoever of the several persons, parties hereto, of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth parts respectively and each and every of them. And this indenture also witnesses that for effectuating the said sale and for the considerations, aforesaid, each of them, the said Henry Biggs, Richard Biggs, Anne Violet Stevens Austin and John Edward Sibley as to one equal undivided fourth part of the premises, firstly hereinbefore described and expressed to be hereby assured, and the said Henry Biggs as to the entirety of the premises, secondly hereinbefore described and expressed to be hereby assured, does hereby severally and respectively for himself and herself and his and her respective heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns that, notwithstanding anything by the said parties hereto of the first five parts of any of them respectively or by the said William Beddall, deceased, or by any of the trustees of his will or by any of the ancestors of the said covenanting parties respectively or any of them done or knowingly suffered, he, the said Henry Biggs, had power to surrender and the parties hereto of the first five parts had power to release all and singular the said premises, hereinbefore recited to have been surrendered and hereinbefore expressed to be hereby released respectively, to the use of the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor freed and discharged, as hereinbefore expressed, and that the said premises shall at all times remain and be to the use of the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and be quietly entered into and upon and held and enjoyed and the rents and profits thereof received by the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns accordingly without any lawful interruption or disturbance by the said parties hereto of the first five parts or any or either of them or any person lawfully or equitably claiming through or in trust for them or any or either of them or through or in trust for the said William Beddall, deceased, and that free and discharged from or otherwise by the said hereby covenanting parties, their heirs, executors or administrators sufficiently indemnified against all estates encumbrances, claims and demands created, occasioned or made by the said hereby covenanting parties or any of them or any person lawfully or equitably claiming through or in trust for them or any of them. And further that the said parties hereto of the first five parts respectively and their respective heirs and every person having or lawfully or equitably claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises or any part thereof through or in trust for them or either of them or through or in trust for the said William Beddall, deceased, will at all times at the cost of the said Mayne Reid, his heirs or assigns execute and do every such lawful assurance and thing for the further or more perfectly assuring all or any of the said premises. To the use of the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and under the rents, fines, suits and services theretofore due and of right accustomed, as by him or them shall be reasonably required. And each of them, the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, the said William Gardiner and James Smith, does hereby severally and respectively for himself and his respective heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Mayne Reid, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that he has not done or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to anything whereby the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted and released, or any part thereof, are, is or may be impeached, affected or encumbered in title, estate or otherwise howsoever, or whereby he is in any wise hindered from granting and releasing the same premises or any part thereof in manner, aforesaid. And whereas the deeds, evidences and writings, comprised in the first, second and third parts of the schedule hereto, relate not only to the hereditaments expressed to be hereby assured, but also to other hereditaments at greater value. And whereas it has been agreed that the said deeds, evidences and writings, comprised in the first part of the said schedule shall be retained by the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, and that the said deeds, evidences and writings, comprised in the second part of the said schedule, shall be retained by the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin, and that the said deeds, evidences and writings, comprised in the third part of the said schedule, shall be retained by the said John Austin, and that the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, Anne Violett Stevens Austin and John Austin respectively shall enter into the covenant, hereinafter contained. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the premises, the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodridge as to the deeds, evidences and writings, comprised in the first part of the schedule hereto, and the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin as to the deeds, evidences and writings, comprised in the second part of the said schedule, and the said John Austin as to the deeds, evidences and writings, comprised in the third part of the said schedule, for themselves respectively and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, but so only as to bind themselves respectively and their respective representatives only while having the actual custody of the said respective deeds and writings, and so far as practicable to bind such respective deeds and writings into whosoever hands the same may come, and not so as to bind themselves respectively or their respective representatives or to incur any liability in relation thereto further or otherwise, do hereby covenant with the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns that they, the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, Anne Violett Stevens Austin and John Austin, respectively and their respective heirs and assigns shall and will, unless prevented by fire or some other inevitable accident, from time to time and at all times hereafter upon every reasonable request and at the cost of the said Mayne Reid, his heirs or assigns produce or cause to be produced unto him or them or his or their attorneys or agents or at any trial hearing, commission or examination or otherwise, as occasion shall require in England, but not elsewhere, all or any of the deeds, evidences and writings, comprised in the schedule hereto, for the manifesting, maintaining, defending and proving the title and estate of the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns to and in the hereditaments and premises, expressed to be hereby assured or any part thereof. And also at the like request and cost make and deliver or cause to be made and delivered unto the said Mayne Reid, his heirs or assigns such attested or other copies or abstracts of or extracts from the said deeds, evidences and writings respectively or any of them, as he or they may require, and shall and will in the meantime, unless prevented, as aforesaid, keep the same deeds, evidences and writings safe, unobliterated and uncancelled. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written.

The schedule referred to in the above-written indenture.

The first part.

12th December 1861:  
Indenture made between Henry Biggs of the one part and Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of the other part.

23rd June 1862:
Deed poll under the hand and seal of Richard Biggs, appointing said Henry Biggs and Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge his attorneys.

The second part.

14th April 1863:
Indenture made between John Edward Sibley of the one part and Anne Violett Stevens Austin of the other part.

The third part.

14th April 1863:
Deed poll under the hand and seal of the said John Edward Sibley, appointing John Austin as his attorney.
 

Henry Biggs Anne V.S. Austin
T. H. R. Woodbridge John E. Sibley
Richard Biggs by John Austin his attorney
by T. H. R Woodbridge, his attorney John Austin
W. Gardiner  
James Smith  
Mayne Reid  


Received on the day of the date of the within indenture of and from the within-named Mayne Reid the sum of £32 10s as within expressed: £32 10s.

Witness C. W. Yates J. H. R. Woodbridge.


Received on the day of the date of the within-written indenture of and from the within-named Mayne Reid the sum of £32 10s as within expressed: £32 10s.

Witness C. W. Yates                                                Richard Biggs by J. H. R. Woodbridge, his attorney


Received on the day of the date of the within-written indenture of and from the within-named Mayne Reid the sum of £32 10s as within expressed: £32 10s.

Witness J. Willis. Anne V. J. Austin


Received on the day of the date of the within-written indenture of and from the within-named Mayne Reid the sum of £32 10s as within expressed: £32 10s.

Witness J. Willis                                           John E. Sibley by John Austin, his attorney


Received on the day of the date of the within-written indenture of and from the within-named Mayne Reid the sum of £50 as within expressed: £50.

Witness Thomas Francis Jennings James Smith                                  


Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Henry Biggs, Thomas Henry Riches Woodbridge for himself and also as attorney for Richard Biggs, within-named, in the presence of C. W. Yates, clerk to Messieurs Woodbridge & Sons, Weybridge.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Anne Violett Stevens Austin, John Austin for himself and also as the attorney of the within-named John Edward Sibley (the word ‘five’ having been first substituted for ‘four’ in the date) in the presence of James Willis, clerk, to William Wills, esquire, solicitor, Webridge.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named James Smith (the word ‘five’ having been first substituted for ‘four’ in the date) in the presence of Thomas Francis Jennings, solicitor, Wybridge.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named William Gardiner in the presence of Thomas Francis Jennings, solicitor, Wybridge, Middlesex, George Weedon, clerk to Mr W. Gardiner, solicitor, Uxbridge.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Mayne Reid in the presence [of] Thomas Francis Jennings, solicitor, Uxbridge.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 11th day of July 1862 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman, sworn
Simeon Edwards, sworn

Third proclamation for John James Ratcliff to come into court and be admitted to the property surrendered to him by Joseph Tilbury in trust for John Ratcliff.
Who, being sworn and charged upon diverse articles touching this court, found and presented the third proclamation for John James Ratcliff to come into court and be admitted to the premises surrendered to him by Joseph Tilbury on the 9th day of February 1861 in trust for John Ratcliff.

John James Ratcliff admitted in trust for John Ratcliff. Fine £24. Quit-rent 3s and 3s.
And now at this court comes John James Ratcliff and humbly prayed of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted to said copyhold premises in trust for John Ratcliff. To whom the lord and lady by their said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod, and the said John James Ratcliff is admitted accordingly according to the custom of the said manor, but his fealty is respited, and he gave for a fine for such his estate to be had, as appears. Quit-rent.

Another proclamation for the heir or devisee of Anne Violet Biggs to come into court.
Also at this court the homage present another proclamation for the heir or devisee of Anne Violet Biggs to come into court and be admitted to the copyhold hereditaments, of which she died seised, but no one appearing, the lord and lady of the manor by special grace and favour have ordered another to be made at the next court to be held for the said manor.

Third proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Thompson.
Also at this court the homage present the third proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Thompson to come into court and be admitted to the copyhold hereditaments, of which he died seised, but no one appearing, the lord and lady of the said manor by special grace and favour have ordered another proclamation to be made at the next court to be held for the said manor.

Conditional surrender from Miss Eliza Haines.
Also at this court the homage present a conditional surrender from Miss Eliza Haines, one of the customary tenants of this manor, to Jonathan Wild, Henry Hill and William Dobson Gales, all of Uxbridge in the said county of Buckinghamshire, bearing date the 9th day of May 1862 in the words or to the purport or effect following, that is to say:
“The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 9th day of May 1862 came Eliza Haines of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, before George Montague and George Coltson, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £100 sterling to the said Eliza Haines in hand paid by Jonathan Wild, Henry Hill and William Dobson Gales, all of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, the trustees of the loyal Prince Albert Lodge of the Manchester Independent Order of Odd Fellows, No. 2191, the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged, and did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said George Montague and George Coltson by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all those two messuages or tenements, formerly one cottage with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and premises belonging, situate upon Gerrards Cross within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, as the same are now in the occupation of the said Eliza Haines and are bounded on the north-east by garden ground belonging to the provost and fellows of St John’s College, Oxford, on the south-west by premises belonging to Thomas Shackle and on the north-west by the High Road, together with the appurtenances to the same premises belonging. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Eliza Haines into or out of the said premises. To the use of the said Jonathan Wild, Henry Hill and William Dobson Gales, their heirs and assigns forever by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject to and upon this express condition that, if the said Eliza Haines, her heirs, executors and administrators shall pay or cause to be paid unto the said Jonathan Wild, Henry Hill and William Dobson Gales, their executors, administrators or assigns the sum of £100 on the 9th day of November next together with interest thereon at the rate of £5 per cent per annum, computed from the day of the date of this surrender, clear of all taxes and other deductions whatsoever, then this surrender is to be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before us within the said manor: Eliza Haines.
George Montague, Chalfont St Peter.
George Colston.

Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named Jonathan Wild, Henry Hill and William Dobson Gales the sum of £100, being the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by them to me, Eliza Haines: £100.
Witnesses: George Montague, Chalfont St Peter.
John Biggs, Gerrards Cross.

End of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

Simeon Edwards to James Skerritt. Absolute surrender.[43]
“The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 28th day of October 1863 Simeon Edwards of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came before me, John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £250 of lawful money of Great Britain to him, the said Simeon Edwards, in hand paid previously to the making and passing of the surrender, of which this is the memorandum by James Skerritt of Wokingham in the county of Berkshire, being in full for the absolute purchase of premises, hereinafter particularly described and mentioned to be surrendered, with their appurtenances and the customary estate of inheritance thereof in fee simple in possession, subject to a certain indenture of lease, bearing date the third day of May 1856, made between the said Simeon Edwards of the one part and John Henry Witham of Gerrards Cross, Bucks, gentleman of the other part, whereby the said Simeon Edwards demised unto the said John Henry Witham the premises, hereinafter described, intended to be hereby surrendered for a term of 21 years from the 25th day of March then last past, with such right of renewal for a further term of 21 years, as therein mentioned, and also subject to a right of purchase by the said John Henry Witham of the said hereditaments and premises, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said steward according to the custom of the said manor, all that copyhold messuage or tenement, now in the occupation of the said John Henry Witham, together with the garden and outbuildings thereunto belonging, situate on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, lying between the premises, late of S. Deacon, esquire, and Mr Cownden and containing by admeasurement 30 poles or thereabouts, with its appurtenances, and to which said premises the said Simeon Edwards was admitted a tenant at a general court baron held of this manor on the 24th May 1826. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits of all and singular the said premises, hereinbefore described. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property, possession, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him, the said Simeon Edwards, into, out of or upon the said premises, hereinbefore described, or any part or parcel thereof. To the use and behoof of the said James Skerritt, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the said lord according to the custom of the said manor.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before me, J. M. Teesdale, steward: Simeon Edwards.
Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named James Skerritt the sum of £250, being the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by him to me, Simeon Edwards: £250. Witness to the signature of [blank].

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire: 28th October 1863.[43]

Admittance by the steward out of court of Mr James Skerritt on surrender of Simeon Edwards. £16. Rent 3s 6d.
Whereas on the 28th October 1863 came before me Simeon Edwards, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of the this manor, and produced a certain surrender bearing date the 28th day of October 1863, whereby, in consideration of £250 paid to him by James Skerritt he surrendered unto the lord certain premises, therein named, to the use and behoof of the said James Skerritt, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord, etc, according to the custom, etc. And immediately thereafter came the said James Skerritt and prayed to be admitted tenant to the said property, to whom the lord by me, their steward, granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold to the said James Skerritt, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom, etc, at the yearly quit-rent of 3s 6d fealty, suit of court, etc. And he gave to the lord for a fine, as appears, etc.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 3rd day of May 1865 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman, sworn
Simeon Edwards, sworn

Another (fourth) proclamation for the heir or devisee of William Thompson.
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, found and presented another proclamation (fourth) for the heir or devisee of William Thompson to come into court and be admitted to the copyhold hereditaments, of which he died seised, no one appearing, the steward has by special grace and favour ordered another proclamation to be made at the next court.

Present surrender of Henry Biggs to Mayne Reid.[22]
Present the surrender made out of court before Luke Coleman and William Cawdery, two copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, from Henry Biggs to Mayne Reid, bearing date 25th February 1865, of all those three messuages, situate at Chalfont Heath, held to him and his heirs, etc, at the yearly quit-rent of 2s 6d, and a piece of ground, containing 13½ poles, now forming part of the garden, in the words and to the effect following:

Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire: Whereas at a customary court held in and for this manor on the 28th day of November 1818 the homage presented that William Beddall, late one of the customary tenants of the said manor, while he lived held to him and his heirs (among other hereditaments) all those three messuages or tenements with the appurtenances, situate at Chalfont Heath, then formerly in the several tenures or occupations of Richard Dodd, Joseph Kibble and John Ebbs, and afterwards of the Widow Carter and John Nash and within the said manor and parcel thereof, died so thereof seised, having surrendered the same to the uses of his will, dated the 24th day of November 1812, devised unto his wife, Anne Beddall, and his daughter, Anne Violet, the wife of Richard Biggs, and the said Richard Biggs and the survivors and survivor of them and the heirs of such survivor all his (the testator’s) freehold and copyhold hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever. To hold to the uses and upon the trusts, thereinafter mentioned, that was to say, upon trust that the said trustees and trustee should permit the testator’s said wife to receive the rents and profits thereof for her own use during her life, and after her decease upon trust to permit the testator’s said daughter Anne Violet Biggs to receive the rents and profits thereof for her own use during her life for her separate use, and after her decease upon trust to and and for the use of all and every the child and children of the testator’s said daughter, Anne Violet Biggs, as tenants in common, and the several and respective heirs of the several and respective bodies of all such children lawfully issuing, and in case any one or more of such children should depart this life without issue, to the use of the others or other of such child or children (as tenants in common if more than one) and the heirs of the body or respective bodies of such last-mentioned children lawfully issuing in like manner, and for default of such issue upon further trusts, as in the said will and presentment mentioned, and at the said court the said Anne Beddall, the widow of the said testator, and Anne Violet Biggs, his daughter, and Richard Biggs were admitted tenants of the said copyhold premises. To hold the same to them and their heirs and assigns forever upon the trusts of the said will according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the said Anne Beddall died on the 14th day of April 1829 and the said Richard Biggs died some years afterwards, leaving the said Anne Violet Biggs the last surviving trustee of the said will, and the said Anne Violet Biggs died on the 17th day of August 1860. And whereas the said Anne Violet Biggs was never married to any other person than the said Richard Biggs and she had issue by her marriage with him six children only, namely Samuel Beddall Biggs, Anne Violet Biggs (who in the month of September 1838 intermarried with John Austin), Phoebe Biggs (who in the month of February 1831 intermarried with John Sibley), Richard Biggs, Henry Biggs and William Beddall Biggs. And whereas the said Samuel Beddall Biggs attained his majority in the year 1826 and died on the 19th day of May 1855 without leaving issue. And whereas the said Anne Violet Austin died in the month of November 1844, leaving issue two children only, namely Anne Violet Stevens Austin and Emily Austin, who were her co-heiresses according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said Emily Austin died on the 17th day of December 1857, a spinster and an infant, leaving her sister, the said Anne Violet Stevens Austin (who sometime since attained her majority), her heiress according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said Phoebe Sibley died on the 3rd day of February 1831, leaving issue one child only, namely John Edward Sibley, her heir according to the custom of the said manor, and who sometime since attained his majority. And whereas the said William Beddall Biggs died a bachelor on the 23rd day of July 1841. And whereas at a customary court held in and for the said manor on the 24th day of July 1843 the said Anne Violet Biggs, the daughter of the said testator, William Beddall, and Anne his wife, was as the customary heiress of the said Anne Beddall also duly admitted to a certain piece of ground, containing 13½ poles, then forming part of the garden, late of the said Anne Beddall, but formerly part of a lane or way to the said first mentioned copyhold hereditaments. To hold the same to her, the said Anne Violet Biggs, and her heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor and subject to the fines and services therefore of right accustomed. And whereas the said Anne Beddall, Richard Biggs and Anne Violet Biggs, the trustees under the aforesaid will of the said William Beddall, deceased, were all dead, the said Anne Violet Biggs being the last survivor of such trustees and also being seised to her and her heirs of the customary land and hereditaments, to which she had been admitted on the said 24th day of July 1843, as hereinbefore recited, did by her will, dated the 19th day of April 1859, devise all the real estate, to which she should be entitled at her decease (subject and charged with the payment of her debts), and also devise all the real estate vested in her as trustee or mortgagee (subject to the equities affecting the same respectively) unto her son, the said Henry Biggs, and appointed the said Henry Biggs and John Edward Sibley executors of her said will, which on the 23rd day of February 1861 was duly proved by them in the principal registry of the court of probate. And whereas out of court on this 25th day of February 1865 the said Henry Biggs came before William Wills, gentleman, deputy steward for that turn and purpose and was admitted tenant of aswell the said copyhold premises, firstly hereinbefore mentioned, to which the said three trustees of the will of the said William Beddall, deceased, were admitted, as aforesaid, on the 28th day of November 1818 as of the said copyhold premises, secondly hereinbefore described, and to which the said Anne Violet Biggs was admitted, as aforesaid, on the 24th day of July 1843. To hold the same to him and his heirs and assigns forever as to the said firstly mentioned premises upon the trusts in the will of the said William Beddall mentioned. And whereas the said Henry Biggs with the concurrence of the said Richard Biggs the son, Anne Violet Stevens Austin and John Edward Sibley sometime since agreed with William Gardiner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, for the sale to him at the price of £130 of the said messuages and hereditaments, firstly and secondly hereinbefore mentioned, with the appurtenances and the absolute inheritance thereof in possession according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said William Gardiner afterwards agreed with James Smith of Iver Heath in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, that in consideration of the sum of 10s to be paid by the said James Smith to the said William Gardiner the said James Smith should be substituted for the said William Gardiner as the purchaser under the aforesaid agreement. And whereas the said James Smith has since agreed with Mayne Reid of The Rancho, Gerrards Cross, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, that in consideration of the sum of £50 to be paid by the said Mayne Reid to the said James Smith the said Mayne Reid should be substituted for the said James Smith as the purchaser under the aforesaid agreement. And whereas for effectuating the said sale by an indenture, bearing even date with this surrender and intended to be executed immediately after the same and expressed to be made between the said Henry Biggs of the first part, Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of the second part, the said Richard Biggs (the son) of the third part, the said Anne Violet Stevens Austin of the fourth part, the said John Edward Sibley of the fifth part, the said William Gardiner of the sixth part, the said John Austin of the seventh part, the said James Smith of the eighth part and the said Mayne Reid of the ninth part and intended to be duly entered on the rolls of this manor pursuant to the statute for the abolition of fines and recoveries and the substitution of more simple words of assurance in consideration of £130, therein mentioned, to be paid by the said Mayne Reid to the said parties thereto of the first five parts in the proportions, therein mentioned, the said customary hereditaments, firstly hereinbefore mentioned, are expressed to be discharged and released from the equitable estates tail of the said several persons, parties to the said indenture of the first, third, fourth and fifth parts respectively created by the aforesaid will of the said William Beddall, deceased, and all remainders, reversions, estates, rights and interests to take effect after the determination of the said estates tail respectively or any of them or otherwise entrusting by virtue of the said will and from all claims and demands of the said thereby releasing parties respectively under the said will or otherwise. Now therefore for further effectuating the said sale and for the consideration, aforesaid, comes the said Henry Biggs in his proper person out of court before Luke Coleman and William Cawdery, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, and surrenders into the hands of the lord of this said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said Luke Coleman and William Cawdery according to the custom thereof all and singular the said several and respective messuages, lands, hereditaments and premises, firstly and secondly hereinbefore described, respectively and all other the hereditaments, to which the said Henry Biggs has been this day admitted out of court, as hereinbefore is mentioned in the manner, hereinbefore mentioned, together with all commons and commonable rights, ways, paths, passages, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said respective messuages, lands, hereditaments and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Henry Biggs in, to and upon the same premises. To the use of the said Mayne Reid, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed.
Taken and accepted the 25th day of February 1865 by us, Luke Coleman, William Cawdery: Henry Biggs.

Mayne Reid admitted in fee on the absolute surrender of Henry Biggs. Fine £12. Quit-rent 2s 6d, 2s 6d.
Now at this court comes Mayne Reid by Thomas Francis Jennings, his attorney, and prays to be admitted. And thereupon the said Mayne Reid is admitted accordingly, fealty, suit of court, etc.

Surrender of Henry Biggs to Edward Woolls.
Present the surrender made out of court before Luke Coleman and William Cawdery, two copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, from Henry Biggs to Edward Woolls, bearing date 25th February 1865, of all that customary messuage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate at or near a place called Horn Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the words and to the effect following.
The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire: The 25th day of February 1865. Whereas at a customary court held in and for this manor on the 28th day of November 1818 the homage presented that William Beddall, late one of the customary tenants of the said manor, while he lived held to him and his heirs (among other hereditaments) all that customary messuage, situate at Horn Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Edward Jennings within the said manor and parcel thereof, died so thereof seised having surrendered the same to the use of his will. And that the said William Beddall by his said will, dated the 24th day of November 1812, devised unto his wife Anne Beddall and his daughter Anne Violet, the wife of Richard Biggs, and the said Richard Biggs and the survivors and survivor of them and the heirs of such survivor, all his, the testator’s, freehold and copyhold hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever. To hold to the uses and upon the trusts, thereinafter mentioned, that is to say, upon trust that the said trustees and trustee should permit the testator’s said wife to receive the rents and profits thereof for her own use during her life, and after her decease upon trust to permit the testator’s said daughter, Anne Violet Biggs, to receive the rents and profits thereof for her own use during her life for her separate use, and after her decease upon trust to and for the use of all and every the child and children of the testator’s said daughter, Anne Violet Biggs, as tenants in common and the several and respective heirs of the several and respective bodies of all such children lawfully issuing, and in case any one or more of such children should depart this life without issue, to the use of the others or other of such child or children (as tenants in common if more than one) and the heirs of the body or respective bodies of such last-mentioned children lawfully issuing in like manner. And for default of such issue upon further trusts as in the said will and presentment mentioned. And at the same court the said Anne Beddall, the widow of the said testator, and Anne Violet Biggs, his daughter, and Richard Biggs were admitted tenants of the said copyhold premises. To hold the same to them and their heirs and assigns forever upon the trusts of the said will according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the said Anne Beddall died on the 14th day of April 1829 and the said Richard Biggs died some years afterwards, leaving the said Anne Violet Biggs the last surviving trustee of the said will, and the said Anne Violet Biggs died on the 17th day of August 1860. And whereas the said Anne Violet Biggs was never married to any other person than the said Richard Biggs and she had issue by her marriage with him six children only, namely Samuel Beddall Biggs, Anne Violet Biggs (who in the month of September 1838 intermarried with John Austin), Phoebe Biggs (who in the month of February 1831 intermarried with John Sibley), Richard Biggs, Henry Biggs and William Beddall Biggs. And whereas the said Samuel Beddall Biggs attained his majority in the year 1826 and died on the 19th day of May 1855 without leaving issue. And whereas the said Anne Violet Austin died on the 2nd day November 1844, leaving issue two children only, namely Anne Violet Stevens Austin and Emily Austin, who were her co-heiresses according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said Emily Austin died on the 17th day of December 1857 a spinster and an infant, leaving her sister, the said Anne Violet Stevens Austin (who sometime since attained her majority), her heiress according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said Phoebe Sibley died on the 3rd day of February 1831, leaving issue one child only, namely John Edward Sibley, her heir according to the custom of the said manor, and who sometime since attained his majority. And whereas the said William Beddall Biggs died a bachelor on the 23rd day of July 1841. And whereas the said Anne Violet Biggs was the last survivor of the trustees under the said will of the said William Beddall, deceased, did by her will, dated the 19th day of April 1859, devise all the real estate, to which she should be entitled at her decease (subject and charged with the payment of her debts), and also devised all the real estate vested in her as trustee or mortgagee (subject to the equities affecting the same) unto her son, the said Henry Biggs, and appointed the said Henry Biggs and John Edward Sibley executors of her said will, which on the 23rd day of February 1861 was duly proved by the said Henry Biggs alone in the principal registry of the court of probate. And whereas out of court on this 25th day of February 1865 the said Henry Biggs came before William Wills, gentleman, deputy steward for that turn and purpose, and was admitted tenant to amongst other hereditaments the said copyhold premises, to which the said three trustees of the will of the said William Beddall, deceased, were admitted, as aforesaid, on the 28th day of November 1818. To hold the same to him and his heirs and assigns forever upon the trusts in the will of the said William Beddall mentioned. And whereas the said Henry Biggs with the concurrence of the said Richard Biggs the son, Anne Violet Stevens Austin and John Edward Sibley has contracted with Edward Woolls of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, for the sale to him at the price of £45 of the said messuage and hereditaments, hereinbefore mentioned, with the appurtenances and the absolute inheritance thereof in possession according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas for effectuating the said sale by an indenture, bearing even day with this surrender and intended to be executed immediately after the same and expressed to be made between the said Henry Biggs of the first part, Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of the second part, the said Richard Biggs the son of the third part, the said Anne Violet Stevens Austin of the fourth part, the said John Edward Sibley of the fifth part, Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of the sixth part, the said John Austin of the seventh part, William Gardiner of the eighth part and the said Edward Woolls of the ninth part, and intended to be duly entered on the rolls of this manor pursuant to the statute for the abolition of fines and recoveries and the substitution of more simple modes of assurance, in consideration of £45, therein mentioned, to be paid by the said Edward Woolls to the said parties thereto of the first five parts in the proportions, therein mentioned, the said customary hereditaments, hereinbefore mentioned, are expressed to be discharged and released from all equitable estates tail of the said several persons parties to the said indenture of the first, third, fourth and fifth parts respectively created by the aforesaid will of the said William Beddall, deceased, and all remainders, reversions, estates, rights and interests to take effect after the determination of the said estate tail respectively or any of them or otherwise subsisting by virtue of the said will and from all claims and demands of the said thereby releasing parties respectively under the said will or otherwise.

Edward Woolls admitted in fee on the absolute surrender of Henry Biggs.
Now therefore for further effectuating the said sale and for the considerations, aforesaid, comes the said Henry Biggs in his proper person out of court before Luke Coleman and William Cawdery, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, and surrenders into the hands of the lord of this manor by the hands and acceptance of the said Luke Coleman and William Cawdery according to the custom thereof all and singular the said messuage, land and hereditaments, hereinbefore described, and to which with other hereditaments the said Henry Biggs has been admitted out of court on this 25th day of February 1865, as hereinbefore is mentioned in the manner, hereinbefore mentioned, together with all commons and commonable rights, ways, paths, passages, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage, land and hereditaments belonging or in any wise appertaining. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of him the said Henry Biggs into and upon the same premises. To the use of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before us, Luke Coleman, William Cawdery, two copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor: Henry Biggs.

Fine £4. Quit-rent 6d.
Now at this court comes the said Edward Woolls and prays of the lord to be admitted and thereupon he is admitted accordingly, fealty, etc.

First proclamation for devisee of William Langstone.
Also present the death of William Langstone, who died seised of copyhold hereditaments situate at Gerrards Cross. And now at this court the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee to come into court and be admitted, no one appearing, the second proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.
John Jones, Simeon Edwards.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

9th August 1865

The manor of Chalfont St Peter.

To John Marmaduke Teesdale, esquire, steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and to his lawful deputy and to the steward or deputy steward of the said manor for the time being.

William Thompson. Acknowledgement of satisfaction.[6]
I, Charles Woodbridge, of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, having survived Thomas Beasley, late of Uxbridge, aforesaid, doctor of laws, who died on the 21st day of July 1852, do hereby authorise you or one of you to enter full satisfaction and discharge in the court books or on the court rolls of the said manor of and for a certain conditional surrender made and passed out of court by William Thompson, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, on the 25th day of July 1849, to the use of the said Thomas Beasley and me, the said Charles Woodbridge, our heirs and assigns for securing to us, our executors, administrators and assigns the sum of £60 and interest at the rate and in manner in the memorandum of the said conditional surrender expressed, and for so doing this shall be to you and every of you a sufficient warrant and authority. Witness my hand this 8th day of August 1865. Charles Woodbridge.
Witness: Francis Dorkes, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter.

Admission of William Thompson as heir of William Thompson, deceased. [Fine]: £6 [6] Whereas on the 9th day of August 1865 came before me Francis Dorkes, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only, William Thompson of 17 Woodfield Row, Harrow Road, in the county of Middlesex, railway servant, and prayed to be admitted to all that copyhold messuage, tenement and premises, situate within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, wherein George Sedgwick and William Bull successively dwelt, and wherein Widow Alderman afterwards dwelt and Frederick Dancer now dwells, adjoining the house heretofore in the occupation of William Archer, as the heir of William Thompson, his father, who died seised of the above hereditaments and premises. And whereas it appears upon the court rolls that the said premises were charged to Thomas Beasley and Charles Woodbridge in the sum of £60 and interest, and in satisfaction thereof a warrant of satisfaction was produced by the said William Thompson from Charles Woodbridge the survivor, and thereupon I, as the deputy steward for this turn and purpose, grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold unto the said William Thompson, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly quit-rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine the sum of £6 for such his estate and interest and was admitted tenant accordingly, but his fealty was respited.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 18th April 1866 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman, sworn.
Simeon Edwards, sworn.

George Montague admitted on the death and under the will of Luke Coleman.[14]
Fine £19 10s. Heriot £4 15s.
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that Luke Coleman, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation, whenever the same should happen, and other services, all that piece or parcel of ground situate on Gerrards Cross Common near to the Pack Horse Inn, and containing 31 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, and lying near to or adjoining the estate or property of the late William Langstone, to which the said Luke Coleman was admitted at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th July 1841, together with the messuage or tenement since erected and built thereon and late in the occupation of the said Luke Coleman, has since the last court, viz on the 4th day of January last, died seised thereof. Whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said Luke Coleman was possessed at the time of his decease for a heriot, which has been compounded for. And the homage further present that the said Luke Coleman duly made and executed his last will and testament, bearing date the 3rd day of December 1865, wherein (inter alia) he desired that his executors (within 12 months of his decease) should dispose of all his real and personal property whatsoever and wheresoever either by public sale or private contract, and after the payment of his debts, funeral and testamentary expenses equally divide the proceeds thereof between his three sons Joseph, Robert Snow and Joshua and his three daughters Eliza Anne Marfleet, Sarah Coleman and Mary Bright Brooking (after an additional sum of £40 to be paid to his said daughter Sarah as a mark of his esteem for her affectionate duties towards him), share and share alike, and he the said testator also appointed his son Joseph and his friend Mr George Montague executors of that his said will. Now to this court comes the said George Montague in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances to him the said George Montague, his heirs and assigns forever according to the tenor and effect of the will of the said Luke Coleman of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation, whenever the same should happen, duties, customs and other services to become due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty was respited.

Death of Anne Shackle presented. 1st proclamation.
Also at this court it is found and presented by the homage that Anne Shackle, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who, whilst she lived, held to her and her heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord by the yearly rent of [blank] all that messuage or tenement with the gardens, outbuildings and appurtenances thereto belonging, late in the occupation of the said Anne Shackle, and to which she was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 4th December 1828, has since the last court died seised thereof. And forasmuch as no one appeared at this court to take admittance to the said customary hereditaments, the first proclamation was made for the customary heir or other person so entitled to come into court and take admittance thereto, but no one came, such proclamation and default are therefore recorded and the second proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court.

Second proclamation for heirs or devisee of William Langstone.
Also at this court the second proclamation was made for the heir or devisee or other person claiming under the will of William Langstone, late one of the customary tenants of the said manor, to be admitted, but no one appearing, such proclamation and default are therefore recorded and the third proclamation was ordered to be made at the next court.

George Montague admitted on the death and under the will of John Kemp.[45]
Fine £25 10s. Heriot £16 10s. Rent 3s.
Also at this court it was found and presented by the homage that John Kemp, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, while so living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation, whenever the same should happen, and other services all that piece of ground with the messuage or tenement built thereon, situate on the common called Gold Hill, containing by estimation 10 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, late in the occupation of the said John Kemp, to which he was admitted at a court held in and for the said manor on the 4th December 1828 with the appurtenances, has since the last court died seised thereof. Whereupon there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor the best of the live cattle and for want thereof the best of the goods, whereof the said John Kemp was possessed at the time of his decease, for a heriot, which has been compounded for. And the homage further present that the said John Kemp duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 14th day of June 1856, wherein he nominated George Montague of Chalfont St Peter, baker, and his niece Esther Montague of Chalfont St Peter, wife of the said George Montague, executor and executrix and trustees thereof. And after making various specific devises and bequests and giving to his sister Margaret Morrison an annuity of £30 4s, which he thereby charged upon all his freehold and copyhold estates, the said testator gave, devised and bequeathed (subject as therein mentioned) all his messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments of what nature or tenure soever, of or to which he was then or at the time of his decease might be seised or entitled (except such estates as were vested in him as trustee or mortgagee unto and to the use of George Montague and Esther his wife, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively according to the nature and tenure of the same premises as to such of the said premises as were of copyhold tenure, to be held according to the custom of the manor, whereof the same were held respectively, and by the rents, suits and services due and accustomed. And as to all and singular the hereditaments and premises upon the trusts and for the purposes, thereinafter declared, concerning the same, (that was to say) upon trust. And that the said George Montague and Esther his wife and the survivor of them and the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor should from time to time during the life of the said Esther Montague receive the rents, issues and profits of the said hereditaments and premises, and thereout pay all fines, heriots, taxes, rates and other outgoings payable in respect of the said premises, and which the tenants and other persons should not be bound to pay, and also the expenses of keeping the same premises in repair and insured against loss or damage by fire, and should pay and apply the net residue of the said rents, issues and profits unto the said Esther Montague and her assigns during her life for her own use free from the control or debts of her present or any future husband. And after her death upon trust to pay and apply the same rents, issues and profits unto the said George Montague (his executor and trustee) and his assigns for his life for his own use. And after the death of the survivor of them, the said George Montague and Esther his wife, upon further trust that his said trustees or trustee for the time being should convey the same real estates and hereditaments or stand possessed thereof in trust for all and every the children of the said George Montague by Esther his wife now or hereafter to be born and who should live to attain the age of 21 years or marry, share and share alike, as tenants in common. To hold unto them their heirs and assigns forever for their own use and benefit. Now to this court comes the said George Montague in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances to him, the said George Montague, his heirs and assigns forever according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said John Kemp of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation, whenever the same should happen, duties, customs and other services to become due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 5th June 1867 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman, sworn.
Simeon Edwards, sworn.
James Edwards, sworn.

Anne Langstone admitted on the death of William Langstone.[46]
Fine £10 10s. Heriot £1 (compounded). Rent 2s 6d.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present the will of William Langstone and at this court the probate of the will is brought in by Edward Woolls of Uxbridge, gentleman, by which will, dated the 14th day of January 1865, he gave and devised to his wife, Anne Langstone, his house and premises at Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. To have and to hold to her sole use during the term of her natural life and after the decease of his said wife, Anne Langstone, he willed that the house, hereinbefore mentioned, should be sold and the proceeds of the sale after paying all expenses attending the sale and other outstanding debts were properly settled to be equally divided amongst his four children Thomas Langstone, James Langstone, Lydia Redworth and Anne Green, and he constituted and appointed his two sons, Thomas Langstone and James Langstone, sole and joint executors of that his said will. Now at this court comes the said Edward Woolls, deputy for this time only of the said Anne Langstone, and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted on her behalf to the said premises so devised by the said will of the said William Langstone, as aforesaid, for her life. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof. To have and to hold the said said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances to her, the said Anne Langstone, according to the tenor and effect of the will of the said William Langstone of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly quit-rent of 2s 6d, payable at Michaelmas, by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation, when it happens, of the best cattle or in default thereof of the best goods and such other customs and services as other the customary tenants of the said manor render, pay, do and perform to the lord of the said manor. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant thereof, but her fealty was respited.

Admittance of Elizabeth Butlin on death of Anne Shackell.[47]
Fine £12. Heriot £2 (compounded). Quit-rent 6d.
Also at this court comes Elizabeth, the wife of John Butlin, in her own proper person and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant upon the death of her mother, Anne Shackell, to all that messuage or tenement with the garden, outbuildings and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate on Chalfont Heath within the said manor opposite the French Horn, wherein Sarah Hunt formerly dwelt, and to which the said Sarah Hunt was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 17th March 1809, and to which the said Anne Shackell was admitted tenant at a court held in the said manor on the 4th December 1828. To whom the lord by his said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Elizabeth Butlin, her heirs and assigns, subject to the weekly payment of 1s 6d to Mary East, widow, during the term of her natural life according to the tenure of the will of the said Sarah Hunt by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate and entry so thereof to be had, etc, and was admitted tenant, but her fealty was respited.

Absolute surrender from John Mollett to Jane Mollett.[16] [32]
Also at this court the homage present an absolute surrender from John Mollett, one of the customary tenants of this manor, to Jane Mollett of No. 9 Lawn Road, Haverstock Hill, in the parish of Hampstead in the county of Middlesex, bearing date the 2nd day of November 1866, in the words or to the purport and effect following, that is to say:
Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire: Be it remembered that on the second day of November 1866 John Mollett of No. 3 Austin Friars in the city of London, merchant, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of the natural love and affection, which the said John Mollett has and bears for and towards Jane Mollett, his daughter, and also in consideration of 5s sterling to him, the said John Mollett, paid by the said Jane Mollett of No. 9 Lawn Road, Haverstock Hill, in the parish of Hampstead in the county of Middlesex, spinster, at or before the taking of the surrender, hereunder mentioned, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described and intended to be surrendered, and the customary estate and inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of James Wood and Edward Woolls, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, situate on the common called Gold Hill, adjoining to certain premises, formerly of John Kemp and now of George Montague on the north side, containing by estimation 17 poles or thereabouts. And also all that messuage or tenement erected on part of the said piece of ground as the same was sometime since in the occupation of David Ives and now of the said Jane Mollett. To which said hereditaments the said John Mollett was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 28th day of April 1851. And also all that piece or parcel of ground situate on Gold Hill Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, adjoining the last described premises and containing two roods and two poles or thereabouts, in the occupation of the said Jane Mollett, bounded on the east and south by land of the said John Mollett, and to which the said John Mollett was admitted tenant on the 7th day of December 1859. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said John Mollett in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said Jane Mollett, her heirs and assigns forever at the will of the said lord according to the custom of the said manor.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by us within the said manor, James Wood, Edward Woolls: John Mollett.

First proclamation for heir or devisee of Ruth Chipps, late Ruth King.
Also the homage present the death of Ruth Chipps, late Ruth King, who died seised of all those two cottages standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter, then in her possession, lately in the possession of James Chipps, then in the occupation of Elizabeth Butcher and John Bolten. Now at this court the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee to come into court and be admitted, no one appearing, the second proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

21st January 1868

Absolute surrender: John & Elizabeth Butlin to Mary Anne Butlin.[47]
The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire: The 21st day of January in the year of our lord 1868. Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, John Butlin of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, beer retailer, and Elizabeth his wife, copyhold tenants or one of them a copyhold tenant of the said manor, came before me, Edward Woolls, gentleman, deputy steward for this purpose only of John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor and the courts thereof, and (she, the said Elizabeth Butlin, having been by me the said deputy steward first examined separate and apart from her said husband touching her free and voluntary consent to the making and passing the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, and freely and voluntarily consenting thereto, as by law required), did out of court, in consideration of the natural love and affection, which she, the said Elizabeth Butlin, bears towards Mary Anne Butlin, her daughter, and also in consideration of the sum of 5s to them, the said John Butlin and Elizabeth his wife or one of them in hand well and truly paid by the said Mary Anne Butlin, their daughter, at or immediately before the passing the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, the receipt of which sum is hereby acknowledged, surrender out of their and each of their hands into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of me, the said deputy steward, by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that messuage, tenement or beer-house known as the Fox and Hounds, situate within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, together with the outbuildings, yard, garden and premises thereto belonging and adjoining as the same is now in the occupation of the said John Butlin, and to which said premises the said Elizabeth Butlin was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 5th day of June 1867 last. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate, right, title, interest, inheritance, use, trust, benefit, property, possession, power, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of them, the said John Butlin and Elizabeth his wife or either of them of, in, to or out of the said hereditaments and premises hereby surrendered or mentioned so to be with the appurtenances. To the use and behoof of the said Mary Anne Butlin, her heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor.
The mark of John Butlin.
Elizabeth Butlin.
Taken together with the private examination of the said wife the day and year, first above-written, by me, Edward Woolls, deputy steward for this turn only.

 

28th March 1868

William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell. Enfranchisement. Umpire’s award.[24] [25A]
Award of umpire.
Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell’s enfranchisement.
Whereas in the matter of the above enfranchisement under ‘the Copyhold Acts’ James Gurney of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, the valuer duly appointed by and on behalf of Edward Moore and Mary Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, the lord and lady of the said manor, and William Ford of Chesham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, the valuer duly appointed by and on behalf of the said William Weller of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, brewer, and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell of Amersham, aforesaid, surgeon, tenants of the said manor, have failed to make their award. And whereas I, Alfred Owthwaite Sedgwick of Cashio Bridge Farm near Watford in the county of Hertfordshire, having been duly appointed the umpire in the said matter, which has been duly referred to me as such umpire. Now therefore I, the said Alfred Owthwaite Sedgwick, as such umpire having in all respects complied with the provisions of the said acts, do hereby determine and award, as follows: that is to say, I determine and award that the compensation to be paid by the said William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell for the enfranchisement under the said acts of the lands in the schedule, hereunder written, to which the said William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell were admitted tenants on or about the 17th day of July 1861 is the sum of £86 18s, being the value of all the manorial rights and incidents of tenure affecting the said lands (including the rights reserved by Section 48 of ‘The Copyhold Act 1852’). Witness my hand this 26th day of March in the year of our lord 1868, Alfred O. Sedgwick.

Schedule referred to in the above award.
A piece of land called Schoolbury Pightle and containing about half an acre (be the same more or less), which said piece or parcel of land is situate being within the said manor and is bounded on or towards the north-east by the road or public highway leading from Gerrards Cross to Chalfont St Giles, on the west and south by lands late of William Jones, esquire, and on the east by land called Schoolbury Common Field, and which said piece or parcel of land is more particularly delineated in the plan drawn in the margin of the court roll of the said manor and held by copy court roll of the said manor. And also the customary messuage or tenement called and known by the sign of the Rose and Crown, situate and held of the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Elisha Herley and now in the occupation of William Brown, together with the ground whereon three customary cottages formerly stood and whereon has been built a shop or buildings, now in the occupation of the said William Brown, and which premises are bounded towards the north by a house belonging to James Edwards, towards the east by a street or highway, towards the south by the property belonging to John Kemp, towards the west by a passage leading to the Misbourn River, and the same messuage or tenement and cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements and all outhouses, edifices, buildings, etc.
Alfred O Sedgwick.
We, the undersigned copyhold commissioners, do hereby in virtue of the power to that effect given to us by the copyhold acts confirm the within-written award. In testimony whereof we have hereunto subscribed our respective names and caused our official seal to be affixed this the 30th day of April 1868.
G. Darby
G. Ridley

27th August 1868

Confirmation of award and enfranchisement by copyhold commissioners.
To all to whom these presents shall come, the copyhold commissioners said greeting. Whereas the lands described in the schedule hereto are held by copy of court roll of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and William Weller of Amersham in the said county, brewer, and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell of the same place, surgeon, are the tenants upon the court roll of the said lands, and whereas the enfranchisement of the said lands has been duly required according to the provisions of ‘the Copyhold Acts’, and whereas the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and Mary his wife, who are the lord and lady of the said manor have consented in writing to the enfranchisement extending to the rights reserved by ‘The Copyhold Act 1852’, section 48, and whereas the amount to be paid for such enfranchisement has been ascertained under the provisions of the ‘Copyhold Acts’ to be the sum of £86 18s and the said sum of £86 18s has been duly paid under the direction of the said copyhold commissioners and the receipt for the same has been produced to the said copyhold commissioners, and whereas all other acts and matters required by the said acts previously to the confirmation of this award of enfranchisement have been duly done and performed. Now the copyhold commissioners in pursuance of the powers vested in them by ‘the Copyhold Acts’ do by this award of enfranchisement enfranchise all the said copyhold lands, described in the schedule hereto, with their appurtenances and do also by virtue of the consent, aforesaid, enfranchise the said lands from all rights reserved by ‘The Copyhold Act 1852’ section 48. To be held as freehold henceforth and forever discharged from all fines, heriots, reliefs, quit-rents and all other incidents whatsoever of copyhold or customary tenure. In witness and confirmation whereof the said copyhold commissioners have hereunto set their hands and official seal this 27th day of August 1868.

The schedule hereinbefore referred to.
A piece of land called Schoolbury Pightle and containing about half an acre, be the same more or less, which said piece or parcel of land is situate and being within the said manor and is bounded on or towards the north-east by the road or public highway leading from Gerrards Cross to Chalfont St Giles, on the west and south by lands late of William Jones, esquire, and on the east by land called Schoolbury Common Field, and which said piece or parcel of land is more particularly delineated in the plan drawn in the margin of the court roll of the said manor and previously to this enfranchisement held by copy court roll of the said manor. And also the customary messuage or tenement called and known by the sign of the Rose and Crown, situate and previously to the enfranchisement held of the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Elisha Healy, and now in the occupation of William Brown, together with the ground whereon the customary cottages formerly stood, and whereon has been built a shop or building, now in the occupation of the said William Brown, and which premises are bounded towards the north by a house belonging to James Edwards, towards the east by a street or highway leading from Amersham to London, towards the south by the property, late belonging to John Kemp and now to George Montague, toward the west by the Misbourne River, and the same messuage or tenement and cottages or tenements originally constituted one messuage or tenement and three cottages or tenements, and all outhouses edifices, buildings, etc. To which premises the said William Weller and Benjamin Arthur Brickwell were admitted tenants on the 17th day of July 1861 as devisees in trust under the will of William Weller, deceased.
G. Ridley
G. Darby

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

17th July 1867.

Admission of Miss Jane Mollett on the surrender of Mr John Mollett.[16] [32]
Fine remitted.
Whereas on the 2nd of November 1866 John Mollett of No. 3 Austin Friars in the city of London, merchant, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of the natural love and affection, which the said John Mollett had and bore for and towards Jane Mollett, his daughter, and also in consideration of the sum of 5s sterling to him, the said John Mollett, paid by the said Jane Mollett (of No. 9 Lawn Road, Haverstock Hill, in the parish of Hampstead in the county of Middlesex), spinster, at or before the taking of the now reciting surrender, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold hereditaments, thereinafter described and intended to be surrendered, and the customary estate and inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of James Wood and Edward Woolls, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, situate on the common called Gold Hill, adjoining to certain premises formerly of John Kemp and then of George Montague on the north side, containing by estimation 17 poles or thereabouts. And also all that messuage or tenement erected on part of the said piece of ground as the same was then sometime since in the occupation of David Ives and then of the said Jane Mollett. To which said hereditaments the said John Mollett was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 28th day of April 1851. And also all that piece or parcel of ground, situate on Gold Hill Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, adjoining the last described premises and containing two roods and two poles or thereabouts, in the occupation of the said Jane Mollett, bounded on the east or south by land of the said John Mollett, and to which the said John Mollett was admitted tenant on the 7th December 1859. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said John Mollett in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said Jane Mollett, her heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor.
‘Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 17th day of July 1867, the said Jane Mollett by Joseph Forster, her deputy for this time only, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the said several copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered to her use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by their said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said several copyhold hereditaments with the appurtenances unto her the said Jane Mollett, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And the lord and lady by special grace and favour remitted her the fine to be paid for such her estate to be had in the premises, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

Examined by me J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

27th March 1869

The trustees of the manor of Chalfont St Peter to Miss Jane Mollett. Deed of enfranchisement of house and land on Gold Hill.[16] [32]
House £105. Land £50. [Total] £155.
This indenture made the 27th day of March 1869 between the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant-colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk, of the first part, the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the said county of Kent, clerk, and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire of the second part, and Jane Mollett of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, spinster, one of the copyhold tenants of the said manor, of the third part. Whereas by an indenture, bearing date the 8th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part and the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the other part, it was (inter alia) agreed and declared that it should be lawful for the said trustees or trustee at any time or times thereafter with the consent in writing of the person or persons, who for the time being should be entitled in possession by virtue of the hereby recited indenture as tenant for life or tenant in tail to the net surplus rents and profits of the premises thereby settled, to enfranchise any tenement or tenements held of any manor for the time being, subject to the then subsisting uses or trusts of the now reciting indenture with or without all or any of the commons, rights, liberties or privileges appendant or appurtenant to, or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements, for such consideration in money either in gross or by way of rent or for such consideration in land or other valuable consideration, or partly for one and partly for another or others of such considerations and with such reservations, exceptions and restrictions as the said trustees or trustee should think reasonable, and thereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisos, which under the hereby recited indenture or in exercise of the powers, therein before contained, of jointuring or charging portions, should for the time being be subsisting or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively (but subject as therein mentioned), and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the copyhold or customary tenant or tenants of such tenement or tenements and his or their heirs or otherwise, as he or they should direct the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively either with or without all or any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges, as aforesaid. And whereas on or about the 17th day of July 1867 the said Jane Mollett was admitted tenant to the copyhold hereditaments, parcel of the said manor, described in the schedule hereto, upon an absolute surrender passed to her use by John Mollett. And whereas the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt have agreed with the said Jane Mollett for the enfranchisement to her of the said hereditaments at the sum of £155. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £155 on the executing of these presents paid by the said Jane Mollett to the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt with the consent of the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore (the receipt of which said sum of £155 the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt hereby acknowledge), they, the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt, in exercise of the said power for this purpose contained in the hereinbefore recited indenture and of every other power thereto enabling them and with the consent of the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, testified by their being parties to these presents, do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estates, uses, trusts, powers and provisos, which under or by virtue of or by reference to the hereinbefore recited indenture are now subsisting or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of the tenements and hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, and do appoint and enfranchise and by virtue of their estate and interest grant and confirm all and singular the hereditaments and premises, comprised in the schedule hereto annexed, unto and to the use of the said Jane Mollett, her heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore do hereby for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators and assigns covenant with the said Jane Mollett, her heirs and assigns that they, the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, unless prevented by fire or other inevitable accident, will upon every reasonable request in writing by the said Jane Mollett, her heirs or assigns or any person claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises, hereby enfranchised, or any part thereof at the cost of the person requiring the same produce and show at such times in such places and to such persons, as she or they shall require, every or any of the deeds and muniments of title to the said manor, which shall for the time being be in their or his possession or power, and every or any of the court rolls of the said manor for the manifestation, defence and support of the estate, title and possession of the said Jane Mollett, her heirs or assigns and every or any such other person, as aforesaid, and will at the like cost make and furnish to the said Jane Mollett, her heirs or assigns or any such other person, as aforesaid, such true copies, attested or unattested, of all or any of the same deeds, muniments and court rolls, as she or they may require. And each of them, the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt, so far as relates to his own acts, deeds and omissions alone, does hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Jane Mollett, her heirs and assigns that they, the said covenanting parties, respectively have not done, omitted or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to anything, whereby they are in any wise prevented from exercising the power of revocation and appointment, hereinbefore expressed to be exercised by them, or from appointing and granting by these presents all or any of the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby appointed and granted to the use of the said Jane Mollett, her heirs and assigns. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written.

The schedule referred to in the foregoing indenture.
All that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, situate on the common called Gold Hill, adjoining to certain premises, formerly of John Kemp and then of George Montague on the north side, containing by estimation 17 poles or thereabouts. And also all that messuage or tenement erected on part of the said piece of ground, as the same was then sometime since in the occupation of David Ives and then of the said Jane Mollett. To which said hereditaments the said John Mollett was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 28th April 1851. And also all that piece or parcel of ground, situate on Gold Hill Common in the said manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, adjoining to the said last described premises and containing two roods and two perches or thereabouts, in the occupation of the said Jane Mollett, bounded on the east and south by land of the said John Mollett, and to which the said John Mollett was admitted tenant on the 7th December 1859.
Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon, Julian Pratt, Edward Moore, Mary Moore.
Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named Jane Mollett the sum of £155, being the consideration money, within-mentioned, to be paid by her to us, Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon, Julian Pratt: £155.
Witness to the signature of Charles Lloyd: John Meyor.
Witness to the signature of George Augustus Vernon: Joseph Smithies Dyer.
Witness to the signature of Julian Pratt: John Cheesman.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Edward Moore and Mary Moore in the presence of John Cheesman of Boughton Malherbe, Mary Eliza Moore of Boughton Malherbe.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Charles Lloyd in the presence of John Meyer of Broadmoor, Wolsingham.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of Joseph Smithies Dyer of Harefield Park.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Julian Pratt in the presence of John Cheesman of Boughton Malherbe.

 

31st March 1869

Absolute surrender: William Freeman to William Rush.[31]
The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire: Be it remembered that on the 31st day of March 1869 William Freeman of Chorleywood, Rickmansworth, in the county of Hertfordshire, esquire, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, for and in consideration of the sum of £22 paid to him by William Rush of Norwood Green, Southall, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, at or before the making of the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, the receipt whereof and that the same is in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, and the customary inheritance thereof free from all encumbrances he, the said William Freeman, does hereby admit and acknowledge, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of Marmaduke John Teesdale, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor, by the rod according to the custom thereof all that piece or parcel of garden ground, containing by estimation 17 poles or thereabouts, situate in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire on the south side of a certain lane there situate called Shire Lane, and now and for several years past in the occupation of the said William Freeman (to which said hereditaments the said William Freeman was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 28th April 1851), with their and every of their rights, members and appurtenances. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate, right, title, interest, inheritance, use, trust, benefit, property, possession, power, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him, the said William Freeman, of, in, to or out of the said hereditaments and premises, hereby surrendered or mentioned so to be, with the appurtenances. To such uses upon such trusts and for such ends, intents and purposes and with under and subject to such powers, provisos, declarations and agreements as the said William Rush should at any time or from time to time by any deed or deeds or by his will or any codicil or codicils thereto direct, limit or appoint, and in default of such direction, limitation or appointment, and so far as any such should not extend, to the use of the said William Rush, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor.
William Freeman.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before me, Marm[aduke] J. Teesdale, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only.
Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named William Rush the sum of £22, being the consideration money, above-mentioned, to be paid by him to me, William Freeman: £22.
Witness, Arthur Black of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, clerk to Messieurs Young, Maples, Teesdale and Nelson.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, the first day of April 1869.

Admission of William Rush, esquire, on the surrender of William Freeman, esquire.[31]
Rent 2s 6d. Fine £1.
Whereas on the 31st day of March 1869 William Freeman of Chorley Wood, Rickmansworth, in the county of Hertfordshire, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £22 to him the said William Freeman paid by William Rush of Norwood Green, Southall, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, did out of court surrender unto the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Marmaduke John Teesdale, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all that piece or parcel of garden ground, containing by estimation 17 poles or thereabouts, situate in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire on the south side of a certain lane there situate called Shire Lane, and then and for several years past in the occupation of the said William Freeman (to which said hereditaments the said William Freeman was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 28th April 1851), with their and every of their rights, members and appurtenances. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, inheritance, use, trust, benefit, property, possession, power, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him, the said William Freeman, of, in, to or out of the said hereditaments and premises. To such uses upon such trusts and for such ends, intents and purposes and with, under and subject to such powers, provisos, declarations and agreements, as the said William Rush should at any time or from time to time by any deed or deeds or by his will or any codicil or codicils thereto direct, limit or appoint, and in default of such direction, limitation or appointment, and so far as any such should not extend, to the use of the said William Rush, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 1st day of April 1869, the said William Rush came in his own proper person before the said Marmaduke John Teesdale, deputy steward of the said manor for this turn and purpose only, and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by the said Marmaduke John Teesdale grants seisin by the rod. To have and to hold the said hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto him the said William Rush, his heirs and assigns forever of the said lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Examined, Marmaduke Teesdale, deputy steward of the said manor for this turn and purpose only.

 

29th April 1869

Reverend Charles Lloyd and others to William Rush, esquire. Deed of enfranchisement of a piece of garden ground in Shire Lane.[31]
This indenture made the 29th day of April 1869 between the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant-colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk, of the first part, Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and the said Edward Moore of the second part, and William Rush of Norwood Green, Southall, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, of the third part. Whereas by indenture of settlement, dated on or about the 8th day of June 1868, and made between the said Mary Moore, the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore (therein described as of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, student at law) of the one part and the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the other part, all and singular the lands and tenements, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised were (inter alia) limited and appointed to the use of the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt, their executors, administrators and assigns for the term of 200 years upon the trusts, therein mentioned. And whereas by the same indenture it is provided, agreed and declared that it should be lawful for the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor (therein called the said trustees or trustee) at any time or times thereafter with the consent in writing of the person or persons, who for the time being should be entitled in possession by virtue of now reciting indenture as tenant for life or tenant in tail to the net surplus rents and profits of the said premises, if such person or persons should be of the age of 21 years, or if any of such persons should be under that age, then with the consent in writing of such of them, as should for the time being be of the age of 21 years or upwards, or if such person or all such persons should be under the age of 21 years, then at the discretion of the said trustees or trustee to enfranchise any tenement or tenements held of any manor for the time being, subject to the then subsisting uses or trusts of now reciting indenture with or without all or any of the commons, rights, liberties or privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such consideration in money either in gross or by way of rent or for such consideration in land or other valuable consideration or partly for one and partly for another or others of such considerations, and with such reservations, exceptions and restrictions, as the said trustees or trustee should think reasonable, and thereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisos, which under the now reciting indenture or any exercise of the powers, therein contained, of jointuring or charging portions, should for the time being be subsisting or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of such tenement or tenements respectively (but subject to every mortgage or other disposition, which might have been made of such manor under the trusts of any term of years thereafter to be limited under the aforesaid powers of jointuring or charging portions, and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the power of leasing in now reciting indenture contained, and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the copyhold or customary tenant or tenants of such tenement or tenements and his or their heirs or otherwise, as he or they should direct the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively by either with or without all or any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges, aforesaid. And whereas the said William Rush has applied to the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt to enfranchise to him the lands and tenements, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, which they have agreed to do for the sum of £6. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of £6 upon the execution of these presents paid by the said William Rush to the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt do hereby acknowledge), they, the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore, testified by their respective execution of these presents (absolutely revoke all the estates, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or by virtue of or by reference to the hereinbefore recited indenture of the 8th day of June 1868 are now subsisting or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of the said lands and tenements, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, and do appoint and enfranchise and by virtue of their estate and interest grant, release and confirm all that piece or parcel of garden ground, containing by estimation 17 poles or thereabouts, situate in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire on the south side of a certain lane there situate called Shire Lane, with its and every of its rights, members and appurtenances, to which the said William Rush was admitted tenant on the 31st day of March 1869. Unto and to the use of the said William Rush, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And this indenture further witnesses that it being the intention of the parties hereto that the said William Rush and his heirs shall forever use and enjoy the same commonage in and upon all and every the wastes, commons and commonable lands of or belonging to the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore as lord and lady of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, notwithstanding the enfranchisement of the piece or parcel of ground, hereinbefore enfranchised, and to the end and intent that such commonage may be the more effectually secured and conveyed to the said William Rush they, the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt, do for the considerations, aforesaid, and by virtue of the hereinbefore recited power grant and confirm unto the said William Rush and his heirs all commonage and right and title of common of every nature and kind whatsoever of, in, upon, to or out of all and every the wastes, commons and commonable lands of or belonging to them, the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, as lord and lady of the said manor in as large and comprehensive a manner to all intents and purposes as he, the said William Rush, could have exercised, claimed, demanded or in any wise have been entitled to them as a copyhold tenant, owner or occupier of the said piece of land, as if these presents had not been made, and each of them the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt, so far as relates to his own acts and deeds, does hereby for himself, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns covenant with the said William Rush, his heirs and assigns that they, the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt respectively have not at any time made, done or executed or knowingly suffered any act, deed or thing, whereby the said lands and tenements intended to be hereby enfranchised or any part thereof respectively are, is, can, shall or may be impeached, encumbered or in any wise affected in title, estate or otherwise howsoever, or whereby they respectively are in any way prevented or hindered from exercising the powers, hereinbefore exercised by them respectively, or whereby they respectively are hindered or prevented from enfranchising the said hereditaments and premises or any part thereof in manner, aforesaid. And the said Mary Moore does hereby for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators and the said Edward Moore, so far as his interest in the lands and hereditaments, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised extends, does hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said William Rush, his heirs and assigns that, notwithstanding anything by them, the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore or the ancestors or testators of the said Mary Moore or any person claiming through or in trust for them or either of them respectively done, omitted or knowingly suffered, the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt have power to appoint and assure the said premises in manner, aforesaid, and free from encumbrances. And further that they, the said Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor and every other person lawfully or equitably claiming through or in trust for the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore or either of them will at all times at the cost of the person or persons requiring the same exercise and do all such assurances and things for the further and better enfranchising and assuring the said lands, intended to be hereby appointed and granted to the use of the said William Rush, his heirs and assigns, as shall reasonably be required. And that she, the said Mary Moore, her heirs or assigns or other the person or persons for the time being entitled in reversion under the hereinbefore recited indenture will (unless prevented by fire or other inevitable accident) upon any reasonable request in writing by the said William Rush, his heirs or assigns at the cost of the person requiring the same, produce and show to such persons, as he or they shall require every or any of the deeds and muniments of title to the said manor, which shall for the time being be in her or their possession or power, and every or any of the court rolls of the said manor relating to the same premises for the manifestation and defence of the title of the said William Rush, his heirs or assigns, and will at the like cost make and furnish to the said William Rush, his heirs or assigns such true copies of all or any of the same deeds, muniments and court rolls, as he or they may require, and will in the meantime keep the same deeds, muniments and court rolls respectively safe, whole, uncancelled and undefaced. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written: Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon, Julian Pratt, Edward Moore, Mary Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Mary Moore and Edward Moore in the presence of Mary Moore junior of Boughton Malherbe, John Cheesman of Boughton Malherbe.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Julian Pratt in the presence of Mary Eliza Moore, spinster, Boughton Malherbe.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Charles Lloyd in the presence of John Meyer of Broadmoor, Wolsingham.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of Joseph Smithies Dyer of Harefield Park.
Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named William Rush the sum of £6, the consideration money within expressed to be paid by him to us, Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt: £6.
Witness to the signature of Charles Lloyd: John Meyer.
Witness to the signature of George Augustus Vernon: Joseph Smithies Dyer.
Witness to the signature of Julian Pratt: Mary Eliza Moore.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 19th May 1869 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman, sworn.
Simeon Edwards, sworn.

Josiah Cato, esquire, to Mr Joseph Coleman.[5]
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present an absolute surrender made out of court in the words and to the effect following, that is to say:
“Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 4th day of October 1866 Josiah Cato of 48 Cambridge Terrace, Hyde Park, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of £100 sterling to him, the said Josiah Cato, paid by Joseph Coleman of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, builder, at or immediately before the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold messuage and hereditaments, hereinafter described and intended to be surrendered, and the customary estate and inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Edward Woolls and George Montague, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor, all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement with the outbuildings, yard and premises thereto belonging, situate in Gold Hill Lane in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire between a messuage and premises, now or lately belonging to and in the occupation of William Cawdery, on the one side and a messuage and premises, formerly belonging to and in the occupation of Margaret Coles, but now of [blank] Curtis on the other, and fronting towards the public highway leading from Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to Gold Hill, which said messuage, hereditaments and premises, intended to be surrendered, were formerly in the occupation of widow Cawdery, since of George Searle, lately of Luke Coleman and now of the said Joseph Coleman, and being the same hereditaments, to which the said Josiah Cato was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of October 1854, together with all rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage and hereditaments belonging. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Josiah Cato in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said Joseph Coleman, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor.”

Admittance of Joseph Coleman.[5]
Rent 6d. Heriot £5 5s. Fine £5 10s.
Now at this court comes the said Joseph Coleman and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said messuage or tenement with the outbuildings, yard and premises thereto belonging. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by the steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Coleman, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Messieurs Coleman and Montague to Mr James Smith.[14]
Also at this court the homage present an absolute surrender made out of court in the words and to the effect following, that is to say:
“Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 4th day of October 1866 Joseph Coleman of Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, builder, and George Montague of the same place, baker, two of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of £290 sterling to them, the said Joseph Coleman and George Montague, paid by James Smith of Iver Heath in the parish of Iver in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, at or immediately before the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold messuages and hereditaments, hereinafter described and intended to be surrendered, and the customary estate and inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of George Healy and Edward Woolls, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece or parcel of ground, situate on Gerrards Cross Common in the parish and manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, near to the Pack Horse Inn and containing 31 poles. And also all those three cottages with the outbuildings some time since erected by Luke Coleman on the said piece of ground and now in the occupation of James Langstone and others. To which said piece of ground and hereditaments the said Luke Coleman was admitted tenant on the 30th day of July 1841 and George Montague was admitted tenant on the 18th April 1866, together with all rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuages and hereditaments belonging. And all the estate, right, title and interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Joseph Coleman and George Montague or either of them in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said James Smith, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor.”

Admittance of James Smith.[14]
Rent 3s. Fine £19 10s. Heriot £4 15s.
Now at this court comes the said James Smith and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said piece or parcel of ground, cottages, outbuildings and hereditaments. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by the steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said James Smith, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation, whenever the same should happen, duties, customs and other services to become due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as aforesaid, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty was respited.

Also at this court the homage present an absolute surrender made out of court in the words and to the effect, hereinafter set forth.
Admittance of Mary Anne Walding (Butlin formerly).[47]
Fine £10. Quit-rent 6d.
Now at this court comes the said Mary Anne Butlin, now Mary Anne Walding, and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said messuage, tenement or beer-house known as The Fox and Hounds with the outbuildings. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by the steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Mary Anne Walding, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate and entry so thereof to be had, etc, and was admitted tenant, but her fealty was respited.

Death of George Colston presented. 1st proclamation.
Also at this court the homage present that George Colston, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod, etc, all that messuage or tenement, outbuildings, garden and premises, situate at Gravel Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, late in the occupation of the said George Colston. To which said hereditaments the said George Colston was admitted tenant on or about the 19th October 1849 with the appurtenances had died since the last court seised thereof.
And forasmuch as no one appeared at this court to take admittance to the said customary hereditaments the first proclamation was made for the customary heir or other person so entitled to come into court and take admittance thereto, but no one came and such proclamation and default are therefore recorded.

2nd proclamation for heir or devisee of Ruth Chipps, late Ruth King.
Also at this court the homage present the 2nd proclamation for the heir or devisee of Ruth Chipps, late Ruth King, to come into court and be admitted to the copyhold hereditaments, of which she died seised, but no one appearing, default thereof is therefore recorded and the 3rd proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court to be held for this manor.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 28th July 1869 before Joseph Forster, deputy steward for this time only of John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman, sworn.
Simeon Edwards, sworn

Grant of waste to Edward Adolphus, duke of Somerset.[48]
Rent 3d. Fine £2.
Who, being charged and sworn upon diverse articles touching this court, present that it will be no damage to any person whomsoever, if the lord should grant his licence to Edward Adolphus, duke of Somerset, to enclose all that strip or piece or parcel of wasteland, containing about half an acre (as then staked out), situate at Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor, lying between the wall of Bulstrode Park and the high road from London to Oxford, having a frontage to such high road of about 310 yards, and extending from the old enclosed property of Moses George, numbered 1181 in the Chalfont St Peter tithe plan, in a north-westerly direction for the said distance of 310 yards to a point near the entrance of the drive from the said highroad to the Bull property and Bulstrode Park, aforesaid, and from that point back in a westerly direction for about 50 yards to a point where a line recurring parallel with the drive would cross the boundary line of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter first in front of the boundary there between Bulstrode Park, aforesaid, and the Bull property, which said strip or piece of waste is delineated in the plan drawn in the margin hereof,[15] together with its rights, members and appurtenances. Now at this court comes William Wells of Uxbridge, gentleman, attorney, deputy and agent of the said duke of Somerset, and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To whom the lord by his deputy steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said duke of Somerset, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3d, suit of court, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Admittance of Emma Maria Colston on death of George Colston.[26]
Fine £5. Quit-rent 3d.
Also at this court comes Edward Woodruffe Woolls, attorney, deputy and agent for Emma Maria Colston, niece and heiress of George Colston, deceased, and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted to all that messuage or tenement, outbuildings, garden and premises, situate at Gravel Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, with the appurtenances, to which the said George Colston was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 19th October 1849. To whom the lord of the said manor by his deputy steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage, tenement and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Emma Maria Colston, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 3d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate and entry so thereof to be had, etc, and was admitted tenant, but her fealty was respited.

Bankruptcy of Mayne Reid of presented.[22]
Also at this court the homage found and presented that Mayne Reid of the Rancho, Gerrards Cross, in the county of Buckinghamshire, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, was on the 5th day of November 1866 adjudicated a bankrupt.

And order of court of bankruptcy vesting his estate in his equitable mortgagee, Martha Jane Duley.[22]
And the homage also found and presented a certain order of the court of bankruptcy, dated the 30th June 1869, of or to the words and effect following:
“Before the commissioner Holroyd in the matter of Mayne Reid, a bankrupt. Upon the application of Messieurs Paterson, sons, and Garner, attorneys for Martha Jane Duley, an equitable mortgagee under two deeds of equitable mortgage and covenant, bearing date respectively the 30th May 1865 and the 30th October 1865, and upon reading the affidavit of Edward Woolls, sworn the 3rd April 1869, filed with the proceedings, and also of Edward Thomas Newman, sworn the 5th June 1869, and filed with the proceedings, and it appearing that the above-named bankrupt was at the date of the adjudication of bankruptcy, made against him, seised or otherwise entitled to three cottages or tenements and about one rood and 15 poles of land, situate at Chalfont Heath, Gerrards Cross, in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, with the appurtenances copyhold of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in fee simple according to the custom of the said manor, to which the said Mayne Reid was then lately admitted, subject to an equitable mortgage thereof to Martha Jane Duley to secure the sum of £500, and which said sum of £500 now remains due and owing to the said Martha Jane Duley with a considerable sum for arrears of interest thereon. And it further appearing that the sum of £500 is more than the value of the said land, and it further appearing that the sum of £500 has been paid to the creditors assignee for his equity of redemption in the said lands, and that the said Martha Jane Duley, being desirous of having an order pursuant to the statutes in that case made and provided, vesting the estate of the said Mayne Reid, the above-named bankrupt, in the said copyhold lands in the said Martha Jane Duley, her heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor, and upon hearing Messieurs Paterson, sons and Garner, the solicitors, in support of the above-named application, and Messieurs Stevens and Co., the solicitors of the creditors’ assignee, it is ordered that all the estate and interest of the said Mayne Reid, the bankrupt, in the said copyhold premises, situate at Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, containing one rood and 15 poles of land or thereabouts, and the three cottages or tenements erected thereon be and the same is hereby vested in the said Martha Jane Duley, her heirs and assigns absolutely according to the custom of the said manor and pursuant to the 114th section of the Bankruptcy Act in that behalf freed and discharged of all equity of redemption and also in discharge of her said mortgage debt. And it is further ordered that the costs, charges and expenses incurred by the solicitors of the creditors’ assignees as to the previous proposed sale of the above-mentioned property and in respect of this order be taxed by the proper officer of the court, and that the same when taxed be paid by the said Mary Jane Duley to the solicitor for the creditors’ assignee.
E. Holroyd, senior commissioner.”

Admittance of the said Martha Jane Duley.[22]
Fine £12. Quit-rent 2s 6d.
Now to this court comes the said Martha Jane Duley by Edward Woodruffe Woolls, her attorney, before Joseph Forster, deputy steward for this turn only, and prays to be admitted to the said copyhold or customary hereditaments so vested in her by the said order, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by the said Joseph Forster grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances, to which the said Mayne Reid was admitted on the 3rd May 1865 unto her, the said Martha Jane Duley, her heirs and assigns forever of the said lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

Death of William Stafford the younger presented. 1st proclamation for heir or devisee.
Also at this court the homage present the death of William Stafford the younger, who died seised of all those two pieces or parcels of arable land, laying in Oldfield Common, containing together one acre and a half, more or less, and also all those three pieces of arable land, lying in Oldfield Common, aforesaid, containing together five acres, more or less, all which said pieces or parcels of land are situate and being within and held of the manor, aforesaid, and to which the said William Stafford the younger was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 9th day of April 1845. And the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of the said William Stafford the younger to come into court and be admitted, but no one appearing, default is recorded and the second proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

Death of John King of presented.
Also at this court the homage present the death of John King (the nominee under the will of Job King), which took place before the death of Ruth Chipps, formerly Ruth King.

Then end of this court.
Joseph Forster, deputy steward.

 

18th September 1869

Reverend Charles Lloyd and others to Miss M. J. Duley.[22]
Memorandum of deed of enfranchisement of three cottages and land, containing one rood [and] 15 poles in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Memorandum of an indenture, bearing date the 18th day of September 1869, and made or expressed to be made between the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant-colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk, of the first part, Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and the said Edward Moore of the second part, and Martha Jane Duley of Colnbrook in the said county of Middlesex, spinster, of the third part. It enfranchises all that piece of ground, situate upon Chalfont Heath or Gerrards Cross Common within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire, containing by estimation one rood and 15 poles, on part of which three tenements recently stood, which were formerly in the several occupations of Richard Dodd, Joseph Kebble and John Ebbs, but which said tenements were taken down by Mayne Reid, and on the site whereof he commenced erecting certain other tenements not yet completed, to which said hereditaments and premises the said Mayne Reid was admitted at a court held for the manor on the 3rd May 1865, together with the appurtenances, and which said indenture as to the execution thereof by the said Charles Lloyd is witnessed by Arthur J. Richards of Hill House, Chalfont St Giles, in the county of Buckinghamshire, and as to the execution thereof by the said George Augustus Vernon is witnessed by William Frederick Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, and as to the execution thereof by the said Julian Pratt is witnessed by Urban Moore of Salford and Clement Glover Moore of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and as to the execution thereof by the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore is witnessed by the said Urban Moore and Clement Glover Moore.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The Reverend Charles Lloyd and others to his grace Edward Adolphus, duke of Somerset. Memorandum of deed of enfranchisement of a piece of waste ground in the parish and manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.[48]
Memorandum of an indenture, bearing date the 18th day of September 1869 and made or expressed to be made between the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk, of the first part, Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and the said Edward Moore of the second part, and the most noble Edward Adolphus, duke of Somerset, of Bulstrode Park in the county of Buckinghamshire, K.G., of the third part. It enfranchises all that strip or piece or parcel of ground, containing about half an acre, as then staked out, situate at Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire within the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, lying between the wall of Bulstrode Park and the high road from London to Oxford, having a frontage to such high road of about 310 yards and extending from the old enclosed property of Moses George, numbered 1181 on the Chalfont St Peter tithe plan, in a north-westerly direction for the said distance of about 310 yards to a point near the entrance of the drive from the said high road to the Bull property and Bulstrode Park, aforesaid, and from that point back in a westerly direction about 50 yards to a point, where a line running parallel with that drive would crop the boundary line of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter first in front of the boundary there between Bulstrode Park, aforesaid, and the Bull property, together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging. To which said piece of land the said duke of Somerset by William Wills, his attorney, was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 28th day of July 1869 unto and to the use of the said duke of Somerset, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, and which said indenture, as to the execution thereof by the said Charles Lloyd, is witnessed by Arthur J. Richards of Hill House, Chalfont St Giles, in the county of Buckinghamshire, and as to the execution thereof by the said George Augustus Vernon, is witnessed by William Frederick Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, and as to the execution thereof by the said Julian Pratt, is witnessed by Urban Moore, Great George Street, Salford, in the county of Lancashire, and Clement Glover Moore of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and as to the execution thereof by the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore, is witnessed by the said Urban Moore and Clement Glover Moore.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire: the 21st day of October 1869.

Admittance of Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriet Maria King and Charles King as devisees of Job King.[19]
Fine £10. Quit-rent 4½d.
Whereas Job King, late one of the customary tenants of the said manor, who, while he lived, held to him and his heirs of the lord and lady of the manor by the rod at the will of the lord by copy court roll, fealty, suit of court, when it happens, the quit-rent of 4½d and other services, all those two cottages, standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter, with the gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging, and to which on the surrender of James Chipps the said Job King was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 26th day of October 1853, died on the 26th day of October 1853 so thereof seised. And they further presented that previous to his decease the said Job King duly made and published his last will and testament, bearing date the 19th day of April 1853, and thereby gave and bequeathed to his wife, Ruth King, for her use and benefit, to have and to hold for the term of her natural life, all those two cottages, standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter, then in his possession and lately in the possession of Mr James Chipps, with all appurtenances therefore belonging. And the testator further devised and bequeathed at the decease of his wife, the said Ruth King, the said cottages to his brother, John King, to have and to hold for his use and benefit for the term of his natural life. And [the] testator further devised and bequeathed at the decease of the said John King the said cottages to all or to as many of his then present children, as should be then living, for their equal use and benefit, and providing that the said John King should not be living at the time of his wife Ruth King’s decease, [the] testator willed and devised the said cottages with all the appurtenances thereto belonging to the aforesaid children of the said John King, to have and to hold without let or hindrance whatsoever. Whereupon on the petition of the said Ruth King the lord and lady of the said manor by their steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said Ruth King for and during the term of her natural life by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 4½d, and she was admitted tenant, but her fealty was respited and so forth. And whereas the said John King died on or about the 13th day of March 1865, leaving the said Ruth King him surviving. And whereas at the general court, held in and for the said manor on the 5th day of June 1867, it was presented by the homage that the said Ruth King had died seised of the said premises. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit in the 21st day of October 1869, the said Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriet Maria King and Charles King came in their own proper persons before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the manor, and Joseph Forster of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, deputy steward for this time only, and prayed to be admitted tenants to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by their said steward and deputy steward grant seisin by the rod. To have and to hold all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriet Maria King and Charles King, their heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 4½d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services theretofore due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord for a fine for such their estate and entry to thereof to be had, as appears in the margin, and were admitted tenants, but their fealty was respited and so forth.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

13th January 1871

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Thomas Ensor Cato to Francis Stewart: absolute surrender. I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale, steward.[17]
Be it remembered that on the 13th day of January 1871 came Thomas Ensor Cato of Wye Vicarage near Ashford in the county of Kent, clerk, one of the copyhold and customary tenants of the said manor in his proper person, and for and in consideration of the sum of £100 of lawful money of Great Britain to him paid by Francis Stewart of No. 22 St John’s Wood Park in the county of Middlesex, esquire, for the absolute purchase of the piece of land and hereditaments, hereinafter described, before John Marmaduke Teesdale, esquire, the steward of this manor, and did out of court surrender by the rod according to the custom thereof all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and within the said manor, containing by survey and admeasurement sometime since made thereof two roods and 32 perches or thereabouts, and lying near or adjacent to the shrubbery and premises, late the property of John Chantry, and which said piece of ground was late in the occupation of the said John Chantry. To which said premises the said John Chantry was admitted tenant at a court held on the 13th day of April 1842 and Josiah Cato on the 16th day of August 1852. And to which said premises the said Thomas Ensor Cato was admitted tenant on the said 13th day of January 1871 with the appurtenances to the said premises belonging. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Thomas Ensor Cato in, to or out of the same copyhold premises and every part thereof. To the use of the said Francis Stewart, his heirs and assigns or as he or they shall direct and according to the custom of the aforesaid manor.
The surrender, above recorded, was taken on the 13th day of January 1871 by me, Thomas Ensor Cato.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. The 13th day of January in the year of our lord 1871.

Admittance of Thomas Ensor Cato as devisee of Josiah Cato.[17]
Fine £20. Rent 2s 6d.
Whereas out of court the 16th day of August in the year of our lord 1852 Josiah Cato in his own proper person came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, and was admitted tenant to all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, containing by survey and admeasurement thereof two roods and 32 perches or thereabouts, and lying near or adjacent to the shrubbery and premises, then or then late the property of John Chantry. And whereas the said Josiah Cato departed this life on or about the 9th day of September 1869 seised of the piece or parcel of ground on Gerrards Cross Common, hereinbefore described, having duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 19th day of November 1866, and therein nominated his wife Elizabeth Cato, his son Thomas Ensor Cato and William Wirsfield of Regents Street, esquire, executors and trustees of that his will, and by his said will, after giving certain annuities and making certain bequests, the said testator gave, devised, bequeathed and appointed all the residue of his property real and personal to his said son Thomas Ensor Cato, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns absolutely. And whereas his said will was duly proved by his said executor in the principal registry of her majesty’s Court of Probate on the 18th day of October 1869 by the said Thomas Ensor Cato and William Wirsfield. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the said 13th day of January in the year of our lord 1871, the said Thomas Ensor Cato in his own proper person came before the said steward and prayed to be admitted to the said piece or parcel of ground and hereditaments with the appurtenances so bequeathed, as aforesaid. To have to hold the said piece or parcel of ground and hereditaments with the appurtenances unto him the said Thomas Ensor Cato, his heirs and assigns forever of the lady of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he, the said Thomas Ensor Cato, gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. The 13th day of January in the year of our lord 1871.

Admittance of Francis Stewart on the absolute surrender of Thomas Ensor Cato.[17]
Rent 2s 6d. Fine £20.
Whereas on the 13th day of January 1871 Thomas Ensor Cato of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £100 sterling to him, the said Thomas Ensor Cato, paid by Francis Stewart of 22 St John’s Wood Park in the county of Middlesex, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lady of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the said manor, all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, containing by a survey and admeasurement thereof two roods and 32 perches or thereabouts, and lying near or adjacent to the shrubbery and premises, late the property of John Chantry, and to which said piece or parcel of ground the said Thomas Ensor Cato had previously been admitted on the same 13th day of January 1871, together with all commonable and other rights, members and appurtenances belonging or therewith usually held, occupied and enjoyed therewith. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Thomas Ensor Cato in and to the premises belonging or any part thereof. To the use of the said Francis Stewart, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lady according to the custom of the said manor. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 13th day of January 1871, the said Francis Stewart in the person of Wellington Samler of Grays Inn, his attorney for that time only, came before the said steward and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by their said steward grants seisin by the rod. To have and to hold the said hereditaments unto him, the said Francis Stewart, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 7th day of June 1871 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
John Jones, foreman
Simeon Edwards    
James Edwards

William Cawdery: absolute surrender to Joseph Gilbert presented. I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale, steward.[28]
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present an absolute surrender made out of court in the words and to the effect following, (that is to say): “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 24th day of January 1870 William Cawdery of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, builder, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of £205 sterling to him, the said William Cawdery, paid by Joseph Gilbert of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, gentleman, before the taking of the surrender, thereinafter mentioned, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold messuage and hereditaments, thereinafter described and intended to be surrendered, and to the customary estate of inheritance thereof in fee simple discharged from all encumbrances, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Edward Woolls and Joseph Coleman, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor, all that messuage with the workshop, sheds, yard, garden, hereditaments and premises thereunto belonging, situate within the said manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, and which said premises are bounded on the north by Gold Hill Lane, on the east and south by premises belonging to Mrs Daniel Jones, and on the west by premises belonging to Joseph Coleman, and to which premises the said William Cawdery was admitted tenant at a court held about the 1st day of May 1848. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said William Cawdery in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said Joseph Gilbert, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor.

Joseph Gilbert admitted on the absolute surrender of William Cawdery.
Fine £12. Heriot. Rent 8d.[28]
Now at this court comes the said Joseph Gilbert in his own proper person and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the outbuildings, premises and yards thereto belonging. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by the said steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Gilbert, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 8d, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Death of Edward Woolls presented.[1] [44]
Also at this court the homage present that Edward Woolls, one of the customary tenants of this manor, died on the 20th February 1871 seised of all that piece or parcel of customary or copyhold ground, containing by estimation 18 perches or thereabouts, situate on the north end of Gerrards Cross Common within the said manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and also all those two cottages or tenements standing thereon, all of which said hereditaments and premises are bounded on the north by a meadow of the duke of Somerset, on the east by Latchmore Pond, and towards the south and west by Gerrards Cross Common, with the appurtenances, as the same were late in the occupation of William James Coles and formerly Thomas Hutchings, and to which the said Edward Woolls was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 17th day of July 1861, and also of all that customary messuage, situate at Horn Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, late in the occupation of Anne Violet Biggs and formerly of Anne Beddall, but now in the occupation of John Ephathite, to which the said Edward Woolls was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 3rd May 1865. And that the said Edward Woolls duly made and executed his last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 16th June 1869, whereby, after giving certain specific and pecuniary legacies, he gave and devised all the residue of his personal estate and all his real estate unto his two sons, Edward Woodruffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns forever, upon trust to sell and convert unto money such parts, as should not consist of money, and collect the same, and after paying his just debts and legacies, apply the same upon certain trusts in the said will mentioned.

George Harman Woolls on behalf of himself and Edward Woodruffe Woolls, devisees of Edward Woolls, admitted.[1] [44]
Fine £8. Heriot compounded for at £15. Quit-rent 3s.
Now to this court comes the said George Harman Woolls and prays of the lord and lady of the manor to be admitted tenant to the several copyhold hereditaments and premises so devised to said Edward Woodruffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grant seisin by the rod. To have and to hold the said several copyhold hereditaments with the appurtenances unto the said Edward Woodruffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls, their heirs and assigns according to the tenor of the will of the said Edward Woolls of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, customs and other services before due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had, as appears in the margin, and was admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty was respited.

Death of Anne Langstone presented.[46]
Thomas Langstone: absolute surrender to James Langstone presented.
I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale, steward.
Also at this court the homage present that Anne Langstone, late customary tenant of the said manor, had died since the last court seised of all that messuage with the outbuildings, garden and premises, situate upon Gerrards Cross within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter and known as Ivy Cottage, as the same was lately in the occupation of Anne Langstone, but now of Richard Chipps, to which messuage and premises the said Anne Langstone was admitted tenant for life of the will of William Langstone at a court held in and for the said manor on the 7th June 1867. And the homage also present a certain surrender dated the 7th June 1871 in the words and to the effect following. Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, Thomas Langstone of the city of Gloucester, eldest son and customary heir of William Langstone, late of Gerrards Cross, Bucks, gardener, deceased, according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, came before me, John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor and the courts thereof, and did, in consideration of the sum of £23 6s 8d of lawful money of Great Britain to him, the said Thomas Langstone, paid by the said James Langstone of Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, dairyman, at or immediately before passing the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, the receipt of which sum is hereby acknowledged, surrender out of his hands into the hands of the lord of the manor by the hands and acceptance of me, the said steward, by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that messuage with the outbuildings, garden and premises, situate upon Gerrards Cross within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire and known as Ivy Cottage, as the same was lately in the occupation of Anne Langstone, deceased, and is now in the occupation of Richard Chipps, and all and singular messuages or tenements, lands, hereditaments and premises whatsoever of him, the said Thomas Langstone, held of the said manor with their and every of their rights, members and appurtenances. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits thereof. And also all the estate, right, title, interest, inheritance, use, trust, benefit, property, possession, power, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him, the said Thomas Langstone, into or out of the said hereditaments, hereby surrendered or intended so to be, with their appurtenances. To the use and behoof of the said James Langstone, his heirs and assigns forever absolutely according to the custom of the said manor.

James Langstone admitted on the absolute surrender of Thomas Langstone.[46]
Fine £10 10s. Heriot. Rent 2s 6d.
Now to this court comes the said James Langstone in his own proper person and humbly prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said premises so surrendered to him by the said Thomas Langstone, as aforesaid, to whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grant seisin thereof. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances to him, the said James Langstone, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly quit-rent of 2s 6d, payable at Michaelmas, by copy of court roll, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation, when it happens, of the best cattle, or in default thereof of the best goods, and such other customs and services, as other the customary tenants of the said manor pay, do and perform to the lord and lady of the said manor. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty was respited.

Grant of waste to James Smith.[49]
And the homage also present that it will be of no damage to any person whomsoever, if the lord and lady of the said manor should allow James Smith, a tenant on the said manor, to enclose for himself and his heirs all that gravel pit or piece of wasteland, containing about 25 poles, situate, lying and being between the Pack Horse Inn and premises in the possession of the said James Smith, bounded on the north by the Pack Horse Meadow and on the south by Chalfont Heath Common, as the same are more particularly delineated in the margin.[16]

James Smith admitted to wasteland.[49]
Fine £1. Quit-rent 6d.
Now to this court comes the said James Smith and prays of the lord and lady of the manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady by their steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said premises with the appurtenances unto and to the said James Smith, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Grant of waste to Francis Stewart.[50]
And the homage also present that it will be of no damage to any one whomsoever, if the lord and lady of the said manor should allow Francis Stewart, a tenant of the said manor, to enclose for himself and his heirs all that piece or parcel of waste ground, containing by admeasurement three roods and ten poles or thereabouts, bounded on the south and east by the copyhold hereditaments, to which the said Francis Steward was admitted tenant on the 13th day of January 1871 on the surrender of Thomas Ensor Cato, on the north by property in the occupation of George Spencer Smith, and on the west by the road leading to the French Horn.

Second proclamation for heir or devisee of William Stafford the younger.
Also at this court the second proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of William Stafford the younger to come into court and be admitted, but no one appearing, default is recorded and the third proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

The end of this court.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admittance of Francis Stewart to wasteland.[50]
Fine £5. Quit-rent 1s.
Whereas at a court held for this manor on the 7th day of June 1871 the homage presented that it would be of no damage to anyone whomsoever, if the lord and lady of the said manor should allow Francis Stewart, a tenant on the said manor, to enclose for himself and his heirs all that piece or parcel of waste ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor, containing by admeasurement three roods and ten poles or thereabouts, bounded on the south and east by the copyhold hereditaments, to which the said Francis Stewart was admitted tenant on the 13th day of January 1871 on the surrender of Thomas Ensor Cato, on the north by property in the occupation of George Spencer Smith, and on the west by the road, leading to the French Horn, as the same are more particularly delineated on the plan drawn in the margin hereof and therein coloured red.[17] Now out of court comes the said Francis Stewart by Wellington Samler, his attorney, and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady by their steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said premises with the appurtenances unto and to the said Francis Stewart, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. To the steward of the said manor or his lawful deputy for the time being.

Executors of Edward Woolls to Job Green. Acknowledgement of satisfaction.
We, Edward Woodroffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, executors, named and appointed by the last will and testament of Edward Woolls, late of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, deceased, do hereby acknowledge to have received of and from Job Green of Aston Wood in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire all principal and interest monies due and owing to the late Edward Woolls, deceased, or to us as his executors, as aforesaid, upon or by virtue of a conditional surrender, executed by the said Job Green, of a certain copyhold or customary messuage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate at Gravel Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, lying within and held of the said manor, bearing date the 26th day of October 1863, for securing the principal sum of £30 and interest. And we do hereby direct and require you, the steward of the said manor, to enter satisfaction thereof on the court rolls of the said manor, and for so doing this shall be sufficient warrant and authority. Dated this 17th day of June 1871.
Witness to the signatures of Edward Woodroffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls: Edward Woodruffe Woolls, George Harman Woolls.
Walter Benning, clerk to Messieurs Woolls, Paterson and Garner, solicitors, Uxbridge.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Job Green to Henry Jones: conditional surrender.
I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale.
Be it remembered that on the 26th day of June 1871 Job Green of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of £100 paid by Henry Jones of Colnbrook in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, and being the same consideration money, as is mentioned in and by a certain indenture, dated the 10th day of June 1871, and made between the said Job Green of the one part and Henry Jones of the other part, for securing the repayment of the said sum of £100 and interest and all remainders, rights, titles, estates and interests of him, the said Job Green, thereto, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of two other copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor according to the custom thereof, all that messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Thomas Quaintry, afterwards of William Heath and then of William Worcester, to which said premises the said Job Green was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 28th day of April 1851. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Job Green in, to and out of the same premises. To the use and behoof of the said Henry Jones, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. But upon condition and subject that, if the said Job Green shall well and truly pay unto the said Henry Jones the said sum of £100 with interest thereon after the rate of £5 per centum per annum on the 10th day of December next, this surrender to be void and of no effect. Provided, nevertheless, and it is hereby further agreed between the said Job Green and Henry Jones, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that, in case default shall be made in payment of the said sum of £100 or the interest thereof agreeably with the proviso or agreement for redemption, hereinbefore contained, it shall and may be lawful for the said Henry Jones, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns at any time or times after such default in payment of the said sum of £100, together with interest thereon, as aforesaid, without any further consent or concurrence of the said Job Green, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, to make sale and absolutely dispose of the said hereditaments and premises pursuant to the powers, contained in the said indenture of the 10th day of June 1871, and subject to the trusts and powers, therein contained, and also for the said Henry Jones, his heirs or assigns to take admittance, when necessary or requisite, and surrender the same hereditaments and premises or any part thereof to the use of the purchaser, his, her or their heirs and assigns or as he or they may direct.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by us within the said manor, Thomas Hunt, Edward Woodroffe Woolls. The mark of Job Green.
Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named Henry Jones the sum of £100, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by them to me: £100. 
The mark of Job Green.
Witness: Thomas Hunt, Edward W. Woolls.

 

Mr Henry Biggs and others to Mr Edward Woolls. Deed of release and disentailing deed and covenant for title of copyhold cottage at Horn Hill, Chalfont St Peter.
This indenture, made the 25th day of February 1865 between Henry Biggs of Fulmer in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, of the first part, Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, of the second part, Richard Biggs of Donolly near Melbourne in the colony of New South Wales, yeoman, of the third part, Anne Violett Stevens Austin of Cowley in the county of Middlesex, spinster, of the fourth part, John Edward Sibley, now or late of Long Lane, Rickmansworth, in the county of Hertfordshire, farmer, of the fifth part, the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of the sixth part, John Austin of Cowley Mill in the parish of Hillingdon in the said county of Middlesex, miller, of the seventh part, William Gardiner of Uxbridge, aforesaid, gentleman, of the eighth part, and Edward Woolls of Uxbridge, aforesaid, gentleman, of the ninth part. Whereas William Beddall, late of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, being seised of the customary fee simple and inheritance according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the aforesaid county of Buckinghamshire (among other hereditaments) [of] the messuage and hereditaments, hereinafter described and expressed to be hereby assured, with the appurtenances, by his will, dated the 24th day of November 1812, devised unto his wife, Anne Beddall, and his daughter, Anne Violett, the wife of Richard Biggs, and the said Richard Biggs (among other estates) all his (the testator’s) copyhold hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever, which copyholds he had surrendered to the use of that his will. To hold to his said wife and daughter and the said Richard Biggs and the survivors and survivor of them and the heirs of such survivor, to the uses and upon the trusts, thereinafter mentioned, that was to say, upon trust that the said trustees and trustee should permit the testator’s said wife to receive the rents and profits thereof for her own use during her life, and after her decease upon trust to permit the testator’s said daughter, Anne Violett Biggs, to receive the rents and profits thereof for her own use during her life for her separate use, and after her decease upon trust to and for the use of all and every the child and children of the testator’s said daughter, Anne Violett Biggs, as tenants in common, and the several and respective heirs of the several and respective bodies of all such children lawfully issuing, and in case any one or more of such children should depart this life without issue, to the use of the others or other of such child or children as tenants in common, if more than one, and the heirs of the body or respective bodies of such last-mentioned child or children lawfully issuing in like manner, and for default of such issue upon the trusts in the said will expressed. And whereas the said William Beddall departed this life in the month of June 1817, and at a court held for the said manor on the 28th day of November 1818 the said Anne Beddall, the widow of the said testator, and Anne Violett Biggs, his daughter, and Richard Biggs were admitted tenants of the said copyhold premises, to hold the same upon the trusts of the said testator’s will according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the said Anne Beddall died on the 14th day of April 1829 and the said Richard Biggs died some years afterwards, leaving the said Anne Violett Biggs the last surviving trustee of the said will, and the said Anne Violett Biggs died on the 17th day of August 1860. And whereas the said Anne Violett Biggs was never married to any other person than the said Richard Biggs and she had issue by her marriage with him six children only, namely Samuel Beddall Biggs, Anne Violett Biggs, who on the 27th day of September 1838 intermarried with John Austin, Phoebe Biggs, who on the 3rd day of February 1831 intermarried with John Sibley, the said Richard Biggs, the said Henry Biggs and William Beddall Biggs. And whereas the said Samuel Beddall Biggs attained his majority in the year 1826 and died on the 19th day of May 1855 without leaving issue. And whereas the said Anne Violett Austin died on the 2nd day of November 1844, leaving issue two children only, namely the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin, party hereto, who attained her majority on the 3rd day of April 1862, and Emily Austin, who died on the 17th day of December 1857, a spinster and an infant. And whereas the said Phoebe Sibley died on the 3rd day of February 1831, leaving issue one child only, namely the said John Edward Sibley, party hereto, who sometime since attained his majority. And whereas the said Wililam Beddall Biggs died on the 23rd day of July 1841, a bachelor. And whereas by an indenture, dated the 12th day of December 1861 and made between the said Henry Biggs of the one part and the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodridge of the other part, all the share and interest, to which the said Henry Biggs was entitled under the hereinbefore recited will of the said William Beddall in the said copyhold premises, hereinbefore described and expressed to be hereby assured, was covenanted to be conditionally surrendered to the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge in fee for securing the repayment of £100 and interest, which said principal sum, but without any arrears of interest, still remains due on the said security, but no surrender has been made in pursuance of the said covenants. And whereas by indenture, dated the 14th day of April 1863 and made between the said John Edward Sibley of the one part and the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin of the other part, the share and interest of the said John Edward Sibley in the said copyhold hereditaments was charged by him with the repayment to the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin of £50 and interest, but which said principal sum and all arrears of interest have been fully paid off and satisfied, as she, the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin, does hereby acknowledge, testify and declare. And whereas the said Anne Violett Biggs, being such last surviving trustee, as aforesaid, under the will of the said William Beddall, deceased, of the copyhold premises, did by her will, dated the 19th day of April 1859, devise all the real estate, to which she should be entitled at her decease (subject and charged with the payment of her just debts), and also devised all the real estate vested in her as trustee or mortgagee (subject to the equities affecting the same respectively) unto her son, the said Henry Biggs, and she appointed the said Henry Biggs and John Edward Sibley executors of her said will, which on the 23rd day of February 1861 was duly proved by the said Henry Biggs alone in the principal registry of the Court of Probate, the said testatrix having died on the 17th day of August 1860, as hereinbefore recited. And whereas out of court on the day of the date of these presents, but immediately before the execution thereof, the said Henry Biggs came before William Wills, gentleman, deputy steward for that turn and purpose, and was admitted tenant of the said copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, to hold the same to him and his heirs and assigns forever upon the trusts in the will of the said William Beddall mentioned. And whereas the said Henry Biggs with the concurrence of the several persons, parties hereto of the second, third, fourth and fifth parts, has contracted with the said Edward Woolls for the sale to him at the price of £45 of the said copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, with the appurtenances and the absolute inheritance thereof in possession according to the custom of the aforesaid manor free from encumbrances except the rents, fines, suits and services therefore of right accustomed. And whereas for effectuating the said sale the said Henry Biggs out of court on the day of the date of these presents did immediately before the execution hereof surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of two copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor and according to the custom thereof the messuage and hereditaments, hereinafter described and expressed to be hereby assured, and to which with other hereditaments the said Henry Biggs was admitted, as aforesaid, on the day of the day of these presents to the use of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns. And whereas the said recited admittance of the said Henry Biggs and surrender by him to the said Edward Woolls were made and taken with the privity and assent of the several persons, parties hereto of the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth parts respectively, as they do respectively hereby acknowledge, and for further effectuating the said sale it was agreed on the treaty for the same between the said Edward Woolls and the several persons parties hereto of the first five parts and the sixth and eighth parts respectively, that the said last-mentioned persons should on or immediately after the said surrender execute the disentailing conveyance and release and other assurance and enter into the covenants, hereinafter respectively contained, in the manner hereinafter appearing. And it was also arranged between the said parties that the said purchase money should be paid to the persons and in the manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in consideration of the sum of £11 5s, one fourth of the said purchase money of £45 on the execution hereof paid by the said Edward Woolls to the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge with the privity of the said Henry Biggs, and of £11 5s, another one fourth part of the said purchase money at the time paid by the said Edward Woolls to the said Richard Biggs, and of £11 5s, another fourth part of the said purchase money then paid by the said Edward Woolls to the said John Edward Sibley, and of £11 5s, the residue of the said purchase money at the same time paid by the said Edward Woolls to the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin, the receipt of which four several sums of £11 5s each and receipt and payment in manner, aforesaid, of the said entire purchase money of £45, the said several persons, parties hereto of the first five parts, according to their respective interests do and each of them does hereby acknowledge and from the same do and each of them does hereby release the said Edward Woolls, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns. They, the said Henry Biggs, Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, Richard Biggs, Anne Violett Stevens Austin and John Edward Sibley respectively according to their several and respective estates and interests and as well for the purpose of barring the equitable estates tail of the said Henry Biggs, Richard Biggs, Anne Violett Stevens Austin and John Edward Sibley in the copyhold premises, hereinafter described, in the manner, hereinafter mentioned, as for conveying and releasing all estates, rights and interests, charges, claims and demands whatsoever of the said several parties and of every of them in and upon the said premises, hereinafter described, or any part thereof, do and each of them does hereby grant and dispose of and also bargain, sell, release and confirm unto the said Edwrad Woolls and his heirs and assigns all that customary messuage or tenement with the outbuildings and gardens thereto belonging, situate at or near a place called Horn Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the occupation of Edward Jennings and now of Daniel Grace, together with all buildings, erections, fixtures, commons, hedges, ditches, fences, ways, waters, watercourses, liberties, privileges, easements, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or tenement appertaining or with the same now or heretofore demised, occupied or enjoyed or reputed or known as part or parcel thereof or appurtenant thereto. And all the equitable or other estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the said parties hereto of the first five parts and the sixth and eighth parts respectively and of each of them in or upon the same premises. To hold the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby assured, unto and to the use of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, freed and absolutely discharged from all the equitable estate or estates tail of them, the said Henry Biggs, Richard Biggs, Anne Violett Stevens Austin and John Edward Sibley and each of them. And all remainders and reversions, estates, rights, titles, interests and powers to take effect after or in defeasance of such estate or estates tail respectively. And also freed and discharged from the hereinbefore in part recited indenture of mortgage or charge and each of them and all monies thereby secured and from all other (if any) the rights, interests, claims and demands whatsoever of the several persons, parties hereto of the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and eighth parts respectively, and every of them. And this indernture also witnesses that for further effectuating the said sale and for the considerations, aforesaid, each of them, the said Henry Biggs, Richard Biggs, Anne Violett Stevens Austin and John Edward Sibley, as to one equal undivided fourth part of the premises, hereinbefore described and expressed to be hereby assured, does hereby severally and respectively for himself and herself and his and her respective heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns that, notwithstanding anything by the said parties hereto of the first five parts or any of them respectively or by the said William Beddall, deceased, or by any of the trustees of his will or by any of the ancestors of the said covenanting parties respectively or any of them done or knowingly suffered, he, the said Henry Biggs, had power to surrender and the parties hereto of the first five parts, sixth and eighth parts respectively have power to release all and singular the said premises, hereinbefore recited to have been surrendered and hereinbefore expressed to be hereby released, to the use of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor and freed and discharged, as hereinbefore expressed. And that the said premises shall at all times remain and be to the use of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and be quietly entered into and upon and held and enjoyed and the rents and profits thereof received by the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns accordingly without any lawful interruption or disturbance by the said parties hereto of the first five parts or any or either of them or any person lawfully or equitably claiming through or in trust for them or any or either of them or through or in trust for the said William Beddall, deceased, and that free and discharged from or otherwise by the said hereby covenanting parties, their heirs, executors or administrators sufficiently indemnified against all estates, encumbrances, claims and demands created, occasioned or made by the said hereby covenanting parties or any of them or any person lawfully or equitably claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises or any part thereof through or in trust for them or any of them. And further that the said parties hereto of the first five parts respectively and their respective heirs and every person having or lawfully or equitably claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises or any part thereof through or in trust for them or either of them or through or in trust for the said William Beddall, deceased, will at all times at the costs of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs or assigns execute and do every such lawful assurance and thing for the further or more perfectly assuring all or any of the said premises to the use of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of rights accustomed, as by him or them shall be reasonably required. And the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge does hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Edward Woolls, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns that he, the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, has not done or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to anything, whereby the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted and released, or any part thereof are, is or may be impeached, affected or encumbered in title, estate or otherwise howsoever, or whereby he is in anywise hindered from granting and releasing the same premises or any part thereof in manner aforesaid. And whereas on the treaty for the said sale it was also agreed that the several deeds and writings, mentioned in the schedule hereto and which relate not only to the said copyhold hereditaments, hereinbefore described, but also to other property of greater value, should be retained by the several and respective persons, parties hereto, now holding the same respectively, on their entering into the respective covenants for the production thereof, hereinafter contained, and in which covenants the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge and John Austin as holding respectively the powers of attorney, under which the said Richard Biggs and John Edward Sibley respectively have executed these presents, have agreed to concur in the manner, hereinafter mentioned. And this indenture also further witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement in this behalf and for the considerations, hereinbefore expressed, each of them, the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin, Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, John Austin and William Gardiner severally and respectively and each only as to the deeds and writings, which in the schedule hereto are set opposite to her or his name, and as to the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge and John Austin, so far only as relate to their own respective acts and so as to bind themselves and their representatives only while having the actual custody of the respective deeds and writings set opposite to their respective names in the said schedule hereto and hereby covenanted to be produced by them respectively, and so far as practicable to bind such respective deeds and writings into whosesoever hands the same may come, and not so as to bind themselves or their representatives or to incur any liability in relation thereto further or otherwise, does hereby for herself or himself, her or his heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Edward Woolls, his heirs and assigns, that they, the said covenanting parties respectively and their respective heirs, executors or administrators, will upon every reasonably request in writing by the said Edward Woolls, his heirs, appointees or assigns or any person lawfully or equitably claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby granted, or any part thereof at the costs of the person or persons requiring the same produce, and show to him, them or any of them or to such person or persons, as he or they shall require or at any trial, hearing or examination in any court of law or other judicature or in the execution of any commission or elsewhere in England, as occasion shall require, every or any such respectively of the deeds and writings, specified in the schedule hereto, as are in the said schedule set opposite to the name of the said covenanting party, for the manifestation, defence and support of the estate, title and possession of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs, appointees or assigns and every or any such other person, as aforesaid, and will at all times at the costs of the said Edward Woolls, his heirs, appointees or assigns or any such other person, as aforesaid, make and furnish to him or them such true copies, attested or unattested, of all or any of the same respective deeds or writings, as he or they may require, and will in the meantime keep the same deeds and writings safe, whole, uncancelled and undefaced, unless prevented from so doing by fire or other inevitable accident. In witness whereof, the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written.

The schedule above referred to:
1. Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge. 12th December 1861. Indenture between the said Henry Biggs of the one part and the said Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of the other part. 23rd June 1862: Deed poll under the hand and seal of the said Richard Biggs.
2. Anne Violett Stevens Austin. 14th April 1863. Indenture between the said John Edward Sibley of the one part and the said Anne Violett Stevens Austin of the other part.
3. John Austin. 14th April 1863: Deed poll under the hand and seal of the said John Edward Sibley.
4. William Gardiner. 28th November 1818. Admission of Anne Beddall, Anne Violett Biggs and Richard Biggs. 25th February 1864. Admission of Henry Biggs.

Henry Biggs, T. H. R. Woodbridge, Richard Biggs by T. H. R. Woodbridge, his attorney, Anne V. S. Austin, John E. Sibley by John Austin, his attorney, John Austin.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge for himself and also as the attorney of Richard Biggs in the presence of C. W. Yates, clerk to Messieurs Woodbridge & Sons, Uxbridge.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named John Austin as the attorney of the above-named John Edward Sibley in the presence of James Willis, clerk to Mr William Wills, solicitor, Uxbridge.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Anne Violett Stevens Austin in the presence of James Willis.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Henry Biggs in the presence of C. W. Yates.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named John Austin for himself in the presence of James Willis.

Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named Edward Woolls the sum of £11 4s, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by him to me, T. H. R. Woodbridge: £11 4s. Witness C. W. Yates.

Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named Edward Woolls the sum of £11 4s, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by him to me, Richard Biggs, by T. H. R. Woodbridge, his attorney: £11 4s. Witness C. W. Yates.

Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named Edward Woolls the sum of £11 4s, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by him to me, John E. Sibley, by John Austin, his attorney: £11 4s. Witness James Willis.

Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named Edward Woolls the sum of £11 4s, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by him to me, Anne V. S. Austin: £11 4s. Witness James Willis.

Examined [by] J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

18th August 1871

The Reverend Charles Lloyd and others to Francis Stewart, esquire.
Memorandum of deed of enfranchisement of land at Gerrards Cross Common in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.[17] [50]
Memorandum of an indenture made the 18th day of August 1871 between the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk, of the first part, Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and the said Edward Moore of the second part, and Francis Stewart of Watercroft House, Gerrards Cross, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, of third part. It enfranchises all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, containing by a survey and admeasurement thereof two roods and 32 perches or thereabouts, to which the said Francis Stewart was admitted tenant on the 13th day of January 1871, and also all that piece or parcel of waste ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, containing by admeasurement three roods and ten poles or thereabouts, bounded on the south by the copyhold hereditaments, to which the said Francis Stewart was admitted tenant on the 13th day of January 1871, on the north by property in the occupation of George Spencer Smith, on the west by the road leading to the French Horn, as the same and to which the said Francis Stewart was admitted tenant thereof on the 30th day of June 1871, together with all their rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever belonging or appertaining thereto respectively, and all which said two pieces or parcels of land are more particularly delineated and described in the plan drawn in the margin of the said indenture and coloured green and red.[18]
And which said indenture, as to the execution thereof by the said Charles Lloyd, is witnessed by James Gurney of Chalfont St Giles.
And as to the execution thereof by the said George Augustus Vernon, is witnessed by Samuel Snell, 27 St George’s Road, Pimlico.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Julian Pratt, is witnessed by John Bottle, 29 Bruton Street, London.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Mary Moore, is witnessed by Helen Moore, Boughton Malherbe, Kent.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Edward Moore, is witnessed by Clement G. Moore, Pensioners Corps, Chris. College, Cambridge.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

1st November 1872

F. Charsley, esquire, and others to E. W. Woolls, esquire, and G. H. Woolls, esquire.
Memorandum of deed of enfranchisement of messuage at Horn Hill in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.[44]
Memorandum of an indenture made the first day of November 1872 between Frederick Charsley, late of Herschels, Slough, in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Iver in the said county, gentleman, John Marmaduke Teesdale of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, gentleman (thereinafter called the mortgagees), of the first part, the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the said county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk (thereinafter called the trustees), of the second part, the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and Mary Moore, his wife, of the third part, and Edward Woodruffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls, both of Uxbridge in the said county of Middlesex, gentleman (thereinafter called the purchasers), of the fourth part.
It enfranchises all that customary messuage, situate at Horn Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of Edward Jennings, afterwards of John Ephathite and now of John Rawlings, and to which the said Edward Woolls was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the third day of May 1865, and the said George Harman Woolls was admitted on the 7th day of June 1871, together with other hereditaments according to the custom of the said manor, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant or reputed to be appurtenant to the said messuage, hereinbefore described, and all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said messuage. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the mortgagees, trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore and each of them in, to and upon the said messuage.
And which said indenture, as to the execution thereof by the said Frederick Charsley, is witnessed by Edward Stevens, his clerk, Slough.
And as to the execution thereof by the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, is witnessed by Marmaduke John Teesdale, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Reverend Charles Lloyd, is witnessed by Alfred Turner, gentleman, Chalfont St Giles.
And as to the execution thereof by the said George Augustus Vernon, is witnessed by Joseph Smithies Dyer of Harefield Park.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Reverend Julian Pratt, is witnessed by James Fox, Boughton Malherbe, servant.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Reverend Edward Moore, is witnessed by Marmaduke Teesdale, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Mary Moore, is witnessed by James Fox, Boughton Malherbe, servant.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

9th July 1873

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 9th day of July 1873 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
Simeon Edwards, foreman
George Montague
James Edwards

Edward Woodruffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls: absolute surrender to John Henry Saunders.[1]
I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale, steward.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present an absolute surrender made out of court in the words and to the effect following, (that is to say): “Be it remembered that on the 4th day of October 1872 Edward Woodruffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, two of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, for and in consideration of the sum of £190 paid to them by John Henry Saunders of the Shrubbery, Uxbridge, aforesaid, gentleman, before the taking of the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described and intended to be surrendered, and the customary inheritance thereof free from encumbrances, did out of this court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of James Langstone and Job Green, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, by the rod according to the custom thereof all that piece or parcel of customary or copyhold ground, containing by estimation 18 perches, be the same more or less, situate on the north end of Gerrards Cross Common within the said manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and also all these two cottages and tenements, standing thereon, all of which said hereditaments and premises are bounded on the north by a meadow, now or late of the duke of Somerset, on the east by Latchmore Pond and towards the south and west by Gerrards Cross Common, with the appurtenances, as the same were formerly in the occupation of William James Coles and are now in the occupation of Charles Winter and James Winter, and to which hereditaments and premises the said Edward Woodruffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls were admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 7th June 1871. And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof and all the estate, right, title, interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of them, the said Edward Woodruffe Woolls and George Harman Woolls, in, to and out of the same premises. To the use and behoof of the said John Henry Saunders, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor.

Admission of J. H. Saunders.
Fine £4; heriot 5; quit-rent 2s 6d.
Now to this court comes the said John Henry Saunders by George Cartland of Windsor, esquire, his attorney, and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by the steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Henry Saunders, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, customs and other services before due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had, as appears in the margin, and was admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty was respited.

Grant of waste to James Edwards.[51]
And the homage also present that it will be of no damage to anyone whomseoever, if the lord and lady of the said manor should allow James Edwards to enclose for himself and his heirs all that piece of wasteland, containing about 31 perches or thereabouts, situate, lying and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, fronting the highway, leading from London to Aylesbury, bounded on the north by Chalfont Common, on the south and east by land in the possession of Job Green and Simeon Edwards, and on the west by the high road, leading to Rickmansworth, as the same is more particularly delineated on the plan in the margin and coloured pink,[19] and which said piece of waste (wherein formerly stood two cottages or tenements) was formerly granted to Henry Hankins, and to which Elizabeth Hames was admitted on the 25th day of November 1812, and which was forfeited on the 23rd day of May 1852, no one appearing to claim admission after three proclamations had been made for the heir or devisee of Henry Hankins.

James Edwards admitted to wasteland.
Fine. Quit-rent 2d.
Now to this court comes the said James Edwards and prays of the lord and lady of the manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto him, the said James Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 2d, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Death of Thomas Langstone of Colnbrook presented.
Also at this court the homage present the death of Thomas Langstone of Colnbrook, who died in the month of October 1871 seised of all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter, to which the said Thomas Langstone was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 30th day of April 1827.

First proclamation for heir or devisee.
And the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of the said Thomas Langstone to come into court and be admitted, but, no one appearing, default is recorded and the second proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

Death of George Spencer Smith presented.
Also at this court the homage present the death of George Spencer Smith, who died on the 21st of October 1872 seised of all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, containing one rood and ten perches or thereabouts, be the same more or less, to which the said George Spencer Smith was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 26th day of May 1852.

First proclamation for heir or devisee of George Spencer Smith.
And the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of the said George Spencer Smith to come into court and be admitted, but, no one appearing, default is recorded and the second proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

Third proclamation for heir or devisee of William Stafford.
Forfeiture of land.
Also at this court the third proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of William Stafford the younger to come into court and be admitted, but, no one appearing, all those two pieces or parcels of arable land, lying on Oldfield Common, containing together about one acre and a half, and also all those three pieces of arable land, lying in Oldfield Common, aforesaid, containing together about five acres (of all of which pieces or parcels of ground the said William Stafford was seised at the time of time of his death), were accordingly seised into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor.

The end of this court.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

29th January 1874

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Thursday the 29th day of January 1874 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the manor.

The homage:
Simeon Edwards, foreman
George Montague
James Edwards

Grant of waste to Sir John Wallis Alexander, baronet.[52]
Fine £3. Quit-rent 2s 6d.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present that it will be no damage to any person whomsoever, if the lord should grant his licence to Sir John Wallis Alexander of 27 Eaton Square in the county of Middlesex, baronet, to enclose all that piece or parcel of wasteland, situate at Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor, bounded on the west by the road from Slough to Gold Hill, on the south by the road round Gerrards Cross Common, on the east by the enclosed ground around Gerrards Cross Schools, and on the north by a fence dividing Gerrards Cross Common from land belonging to Mr Dolan, which said piece of waste is more particularly delineated in the plan drawn in the margin hereof,[20] together with its rights, members and appurtenances. Now at this court comes Charles Hilton of Oakend in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, deputy and agent of the said Sir John Wallis Alexander, baronet, and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady by their steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said Sir John Wallis Alexander, baronet, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Second proclamation for heir or devisee of George Spencer Smith.
Also at this court the second proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of George Spencer Smith to come into court and be admitted, but, no one appearing, default is recorded and the third proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

Second proclamation for heir or devisee of Thomas Langstone of Colnbrook.
Also at this court the second proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of Thomas Langstone of Colnbrook to come in and be admitted, but, no one appearing, default is recorderd and the third proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

Grant of waste to John H. Saunders, esquire.[1]
Also at this court the homage present that it will be no damage to any person whomsoever, if the lord should grant his licence to John Henry Saunders of the Shrubbery, Uxbridge, gentleman, to enclose all that piece or parcel of waste land, adjoining the tenement, to which the said John Henry Saunders was admitted at the court held for this manor on the 9th day of July 1873, which said piece of wasteland contains 15 perches or thereabouts and with its dimensions and boundaries is more particularly delineated in the margin hereof and therein coloured red.

The end of this court.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

25th February 1874

The Reverend Charles Lloyd and others to Sir John Wallis Alexander, baronet.[52] Memorandum of deed of enfranchisement of land at Gerrards Cross Common in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Memorandum of an indenture made the 25th day of February 1874 between the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk, of the first part, Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and the said Edward Moore of the second part, and Sir John Wallis Alexander of No. 27 Eaton Square in the county of Middlesex, baronet, of the third part. It enfranchises all that piece or parcel of wasteland, situate at Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, bounded on the west by the road from Slough to Gold Hill, on the south by the road round Gerrards Cross Common, on the east by the enclosed ground around Gerrards Cross Schools, and on the north by a fence dividing Gerrards Cross Common from land belonging to Mr Dolan, to which said piece of waste the said Sir John Wallis Alexander was admitted on the 29th day of January 1874, and which said piece of waste is more particularly delineated in the map or plan drawn in the margin of the court roll of that date and therein coloured red, together with its rights, members and appurtenances.
And 
which said indenture, as to the execution thereof by the said Charles Lloyd, is witnessed by Cyril H. Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles, aforesaid, brewer.
And as to the execution thereof by the said George Augustus Vernon, is witnessed by William Frederick Vernon of Harefield Park, aforesaid, esquire.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Julian Pratt, is witnessed by James Fox of Boughton Malherbe, aforesaid, servant.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Mary Moore, is witnessed by the said James Fox.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Edward Moore, is witnessed by John Marmaduke Teesdale of No. 6 Frederick’s Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, solicitor.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The 19th day of March 1874.

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admittance of John Henry Saunders, esquire, to 15 perches of wasteland.[1]
Fine 5s. Quit-rent 3d.
Whereas at a court held for this manor on the 25th day of January 1874 the homage presented that it would be of no damage to anyone whomsoever, if the lord of the said manor should allow John Henry Saunders of the Shrubbery, Uxbridge, gentleman, to enclose for himself and his heirs all that piece or parcel of wasteland adjoining the tenements, to which the said John Henry Saunders was admitted on the 9th day of July 1873, which said piece of waste contained 15 perches or thereabouts, and with its dimensions and boundaries was more particularly delineated in the map or plan drawn in the margin of the court rolls of that date and therein coloured red. Now out of court on the day and year, first above-written, before Marmaduke John Teesdale, deputy steward of the said manor for this turn and purpose only, comes the said John Henry Saunders by George Cartland of Eton near Windsor, esquire, his deputy, and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to all and singular the said premises with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady by their said deputy steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said premises with the appurtenances unto the said John Henry Saunders, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 3d, fealty, suit of court and other customs therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The 24th day of March 1874.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admittance of George Smith, esquire, as heir of G. S. Smith, esquire.[33]
Fine £10. Quit-rent 5s.
Be it remembered that out of court, (to wit) on the 24th day of March 1874 George Smith, heir at law of George Spencer Smith, deceased, late one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the said manor, came by Dennis Brown Squire of 10 New Square, Lincolns Inn, his attorney, before me, John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and within the said manor, containing one rood and ten perches or thereabouts, be the same more or less, and lying near or fronting the premises of the said George Spencer Smith, and which said piece of ground was granted to the said George Spencer Smith at a court held for the said manor on the 26th day of May 1852, and of which said piece of ground the said George Spencer Smith died seised to him and his heirs according to the custom of the said manor. To whom lord and lady of the said manor did on the said 24th day of March 1874 by their said steward grant seisin by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold premises with the appurtenances unto the said George Smith, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the manor, aforesaid, by the yearly quit-rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward. 

 

17th April 1874

The Reverend Charles Lloyd and others to John Henry Saunders, esquire.[1]
Memorandum of deed of enfranchisement of 33 perches of land at the north end of Gerrards Cross Common.
Memorandum of an indenture, made the 17th April 1874 between the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk, of the first part, Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and the said Edward Moore of the second part, and John Henry Saunders of The Shrubbery, Uxbridge, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, of the third part.
It 
enfranchises firstly all that piece or parcel of customary or copyhold ground, containing by estimation 18 perches, were the same more or less, situate on the north end of Gerrards Cross Common within the said manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and also all those two cottages and tenements standing thereon, all of which said hereditaments are bounded on the north by a meadow, now or late of the duke of Somerset, on the east of Latchmore Pond and towards the south and west by Gerrards Cross Common, with the appurtenances, to which the said John Henry Saunders was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 9th day of July 1873, and as the same with its boundaries and dimensions is more particularly delineated in the map or plan drawn in the margin of the said indenture and therein coloured blue. And secondly all that piece or parcel of wasteland, to which the said John Henry Saunders was admitted on the 19th day of March 1874, which said piece of waste adjoins the property, lastly described, and is situated between it and Latchmore Pond, and contains 15 perches of thereabouts, as the same with its dimensions and boundaries is more particularly delineated in the map or plan drawn in the margin of the said indenture and therein coloured red, together with all rights, members and appurtenances to the said two copyhold properties respectively appertaining.
And which said indenture, as to the execution thereof by the said Charles Lloyd, is witnessed by Cyril H. Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles, aforesaid, brewer.
And as to the execution thereof by the said George Augustus Vernon, is witnessed by William Frederick Vernon of Harefield Park, aforesaid, esquire.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Julian Pratt, is witnessed by Henry Day of Challick Parish, clerk.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Edward Moore, is witnessed by James Fox of Boughton Malherbe, aforesaid, servant.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Mary Moore, is witnessed by the said James Fox.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

4th February 1875

George Smith, esquire, award of enfranchisement.[33]
To all, to whom these presents shall come, the copyhold commissioners send greeting. Whereas the lands, described in the schedule hereto, are held by copy of court roll of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and George Smith of Paddockhurst in the parish of Worth in the county of Sussex, esquire, is the tenant upon the court rolls of the said lands. And whereas the enfranchisement of the said lands has been duly required according to the provisions of ‘the Copyhold Acts’. And whereas the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the county of Kent, clerk, and Mary his wife, who are the lord and lady of the said manor, have consented in writing to the enfranchisement, extending to the rights reserved by ‘The Copyhold Act 1852’, section 48. And whereas the amount to be paid for such enfranchisement has been ascertained under the provisions of ‘The Copyhold Acts’ to be the sum of £32, and the said sum of £32 has been duly paid under the direction of the said copyhold commissioners, and the receipt for the same has been produced to the said copyhold commissioners. And whereas all other acts and matters required by the said acts previously to the confirmation of this award of enfranchisement have been duly done and performed. Now the copyhold commissioners in pursuance of the powers vested in them by ‘The Copyhold Acts’ do by this award of enfranchisement enfranchise all the said copyhold lands, described in the schedule hereto, with their appurtenances, and do also by virtue of the consent, aforesaid, enfranchise the said lands from all the rights reserved by ‘The Copyhold Act 1852’, section 48. To be held as freehold from henceforth and forever discharged from all fines, heriots, reliefs, quit-rents and all other incidents whatsoever of copyhold or customary tenure. In witness and confirmation whereof the said copyhold commissioners have hereunto set their hands and official seal this 4th day of February 1875: G. Ridley, G. Darby.

The schedule hereinbefore referred to:

All that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and within the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, containing one rood and ten perches or thereabouts, be the same more or less, and lying near or fronting the premises, late of George Spencer Smith, esquire, deceased, and to which said piece or parcel of ground the said George Smith was admitted out of court on the 24th day of March 1874.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

30th June 1875.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 30th June 1875 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
Simeon Edwards, foreman, sworn
George Montague, sworn

Hannah Filkins and John Biggs admitted on the death and under the will of Eliza Haines.[21] 
Fine £12. Heriot compounded for 30s. Quit-rent 3s.
At this court it is found and presented by the homage that Eliza Haines, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst living, held to her and her heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord, etc, all those two messuages and cottages, formerly one cottage, with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and premises thereunto belonging, situate upon Gerrards Cross and lying and being within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, as the same are now or lately were in the several occupations of Eliza Haines and George Sutton, and which said hereditaments and premises are bounded on the north-east by garden ground formerly belonging to Anne Violet Biggs, on the south-east by a field belonging to the provost and fellows of Brazenose College, Oxford, on the south-west by premises belonging to Anne Shackle, and on the north-west by the high road, together with the appurtenances to the said premises belonging, and to which said premises the said Eliza Haines was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 9th November 1852, has since the last court, namely on the 12th April last, died seised thereof. And the homage further present letters of administration with the will annexed of the said Eliza Haines, which will bears date the 22nd February 1871, whereby she gave and bequeathed to her sister, the said Hannah Filkins, and John Biggs her estate and household goods at her death to be equally divided. Now at this court come the said Hannah Filkins and John Biggs by William Garner of Uxbridge, solicitor, their deputy, and humbly pray of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenants of the said copyhold hereditaments and premises. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances to the said Hannah Filkins and John Biggs, their heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation, whenever the same should happen, duties, customs and other services to become due and of right accustomed. And they gave the lord for a fine for such their estate, etc, to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and were admitted tenants thereof, but their fealty was respited.

Samuel Harman admitted on the death and under the will of George Harman.[4]
Fine £12. Heriot compounded for at £10 10s. Quit-rent 2s 6d.
Also at this court the homage present that George Harman, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord, etc, all that piece or parcel of ground, containing by estimation 20 poles or thereabouts, situate at Gravelly Hill near the town of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, together with the messuage or cottage with the outbuildings and other erections thereon, as the same is now in the occupation of Samuel Witlock, and being the same hereditaments and premises, to which the said George Harman was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 30th July 1841, has since the last court, namely on the 15th March last, died seised thereof. And the homage further present that the said George Harman duly made and executed his last will and testament, bearing date the 19th June 1869, whereby he devised all the copyhold tenements and hereditaments, to which he should be entitled, to his nephew, the said Samuel Harman, his heirs and assigns forever. Now at this court comes the said Samuel Harman by William Garner of Uxbridge, solicitor, his deputy, and humbly prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant of the said copyhold hereditaments and premises. To whom the lord of the said manor grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said copyhold hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances to him, the said Samuel Harman, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 2s 6d, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises the sum of £12 and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited and so forth.

Death and will of James Wood presented.
Jane Wood, tenant for life under the will of James Wood: 1st proclamation for her to come into court and be admitted.
Also at this court the homage present that James Wood, late a customary tenant of the said manor, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs of the lord of the manor by the rod at the will of the lord, etc, all that piece of land or ground (formerly waste), lying and being near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath, adjoining land late in the occupation of Joseph Tilbury and since of John Ratcliff, containing by estimation 12 poles or thereabouts, and to which land and premises the said James Wood was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 7th December 1859, has since the last court, namely on the 31st March last, died seised thereof. And the homage further present that the said James Wood duly made and executed his last will and testament, bearing date the 23rd June 1858, whereby he gave and devised to his wife, Jane Wood, for the term of her life all his freehold and copyhold estates of whatsoever description that he might be possessed of or entitled to at the time of his death, she keeping the premises in tenantable repair and insured against fire, and after her decease the testator gave and devised the same unto and to the use of Henry Witham and George Mandy, their heirs and assigns forever, who are thereinafter designated his trustees, upon trust that they should sell the same for the benefit of his children. And the first proclamation is made for the said Jane Wood to come into court and be admitted tenant for her life, but she not appearing, the second proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

3rd proclamation for heir or devisee of Thomas Langstone of Colnbrook.
Also at this court the third proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of Thomas Langstone of Colnbrook to come in and be admitted to the copyhold hereditaments, of which he died seised, but no one appearing, default thereof is recorded. And by special grace and favour one more proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

The end of this court.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

12th October 1875

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Warrant to enter satisfaction of surrender. Haines to Wild and others.
To John Marmaduke Teesdale, esquire, steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and to his lawful deputy.
We, Jonathan Wild of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, blacksmith, and William Dobson Gales of Uxbridge, aforesaid, millwright, the survivors under a conditional surrender, dated the 9th day of May 1862 and enrolled on the court rolls the 11th day of June 1862, do hereby authorise you or one of you to enter full satisfaction and discharge on the court books or on the court rolls of the said manor of and for a certain conditional surrender, made and passed out of court by Eliza Haines, since deceased, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor on the 9th day of May 1862, to the use of us, the said Jonathan Wild and William Dobson Gales, and one Henry Hill, since deceased, our heirs and assigns by copy of court roll for securing to us, the said Jonathan Wild, Henry Hill and William Dobson Gales, our executors, administrators and assigns the sum of £100 and interest at the rate of and in manner in the memorandum of the said conditional surrender expressed, and for so doing this shall be to you and every of you a sufficient warrant and authority.
Jonathan Wild, William Dobson Gales.
Witness the hand of Jonathan Wild this 12th day of October 1875.
Witness Walter Benning.
Witness the hand of William Dobson Gales: William Garner, solicitor, Uxbridge.

Examined: J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

26th November 1875

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admittance of Motty Saunders on the surrender of Hannah Filkins and John Biggs.[21]
I hereby certify that the within-mentioned surrender was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale, steward.
Fine £12. Heriot 30s. Rent 3s.
Whereas on the 13th day of October 1875 Hannah Filkins of Ickenham in the county of Middlesex, widow, and John Biggs of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, labourer, two of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £300 to them the said Hannah Filkins and John Biggs paid by John Henry Saunders of Uxbridge in the said county of Middlesex, photographer, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of Thomas Hunt and James Langston, two other customary tenants, according to the custom of the said manor, all those two messuages or cottages, formerly one cottage, with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and premises thereunto belonging, situate upon Gerrards Cross and lying and being within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, as the same were formerly in the occupation of Eliza Haines and George Sutton and now of John Biggs and George Saunders, and which said hereditaments and premises are bounded on the north-east by garden ground, formerly belonging to Anne Violet Biggs, on the south-east by a field belonging to the provost and fellows of Brazenose College, Oxford, on the south-west by premises, now or late belonging to Anne Shackle, and on the north-west by the high road. And to which said premises the said Hannah Filkins and John Biggs were admitted tenants at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of June 1875 under and by virtue of the last will and testament of Eliza Haines, dated the 22nd day of February 1871, together with all and singular houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, fixtures, stables, yards, gardens, hedges, ditches, commons, common of pasture, ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, lights, easements, commodities, profits, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuages or cottages, hereditaments and premises, thereinbefore described and intended to be thereby surrendered, belonging or in any wise appertaining. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property, benefit, claim and demand of them, the said Hannah Filkins and John Biggs, or either of them in, to, out, of or upon the said premises. To the use of the said John Henry Saunders, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the day and year, first above-written, the said John Henry Saunders in the person of William Garner of Uxbridge, gentleman, his attorney for that time and purpose only, came before me, John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold and customary hereditaments and premises, with the outbuildings, premises and yards thereto belonging so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grant seisin by the rod. To have and to hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Henry Saunders, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 3s, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

17th January 1859

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Warrant to enter satisfaction. Kemp and Morrison.
To John Marmaduke Teesdale, esquire, steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and to his lawful deputy.
I, John Kemp of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, do hereby authorise you or one of you to enter full satisfaction and discharge on the court books or on the court rolls of the said manor of and for a certain conditional surrender, made and passed at a court baron of the said manor on the 28th April 1851 by Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison, since deceased, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor. To the use of me, the said John Kemp, my heirs and assigns by copy of court roll for securing to me, the said John Kemp, my executors, administrators and assigns the sum of £45 with interest at the rate and in manner in the memorandum of the said conditional surrender expressed, and for so doing this shall be to you and every of you a sufficient warrant and authority. 
17th January 1859.
John Kemp.

Frederick Charsley, esquire, and others to Mr Joseph Coleman.[5]
Memorandum of deed of enfranchisement of premises in Goldhill Lane.
Memorandum of an indenture, made the 10th day of February 1877 between Frederick Charsley, late of Herschels, Slough, in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Iver in the said county, gentleman, and John Marmaduke Teesdale of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, gentleman (hereinafter called the mortgagees), of the first part, the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the said county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant colonel in the her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk (hereinafter called the trustees), of the second part, the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the said county of Kent, clerk, and Mary Moore, his wife, of the third part, and Joseph Coleman of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, builder, of the fourth part.
It enfranchises all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement with the outbuildings, yard and premises thereto belonging, situate in Goldhill Lane in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, being a messuage and premises, then or lately belonging to and in the occupation of William Cawdery on the one side, and a messuage and premises, formerly belonging to and in the occupation of Margaret Coles, and then or late of [blank] Curtis on the other, and fronting towards the public highway, leading from Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to Goldhill, which said messuage, hereditaments and premises were formerly in the occupation of widow Cawdery, then of George Searle, late of Luke Coleman and then of Anne Hutchings. To which said hereditaments the said Joseph Coleman was admitted tenant at the court held on the 19th day of May 1869, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant or reputed to be appurtenant to the said messuage or tenement.
And which said indenture, as to the execution thereof by the said Frederick Charley, is witnessed by F.W. Charsley of Iver, aforesaid.
And as to the execution thereof by the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, is witnessed by Richard Bremridge Toller of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, solicitor.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Charles Lloyd, is witnessed by James Gurney of Chalfont St Giles, aforesaid.
And as to the execution thereof by the said George Augustus Vernon, is witnessed by William Frederick Vernon of Harefield in the county of Middlesex.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Julian Pratt, is witnessed by [blank].
And as to the execution thereof by the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, is witnessed by John Monckton, solicitor, Maidstone.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 23rd day of May 1877 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the manor.
 

The homage:  
John Jones, foreman }
Simeon Edwards }
George Montague } sworn


Admission of Jane Wood, tenant for life under the will of James Wood.[25]
Rent 3s. Fine £15.
Who, being sworn and charged upon divers articles touching this court, found and presented the second proclamation for Jane Wood or any person claiming under her to come into court and be admitted to all that piece of land or ground (formerly waste), lying and being near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath, adjoining land, late in the occupation of Joseph Tilbury and since of John Ratcliff, containing by estimation twelve poles or thereabouts. To which land and premises she became entitled for life under the will of James Wood, her husband, as presented by the homage at a court held the 30th day of June 1875.
And now at this court comes the said Jane Wood by Henry Witham, her attorney, and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said premises. To whom the said lord and lady by their said steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece of land or ground and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Jane Wood according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the lord by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rents, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen, and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed.
And she gave to the lord fines for such her estate and entry so thereof to be had and was admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but her fealty was respited.

Admission of Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart, Emma Louisa Hart and Thomas Hart under the will of Eliza Clark Bayham Morrison.[29]
Heriot. Rent 1s. Fine £10 (agreed).
Also at this court the homage present the death of Eliza Clark Bayham Morrison, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, who died on the 5th day of January 1876 seised of all that messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of John Walker and late in the occupation of the said Eliza Clark Bayham Morrison. And at this court probate of the will of the said Eliza Clark Bayham Morrison, dated the 9th day of February 1876, was brought in by Jane Cecilia Hart, the sole executrix, which will is dated the 8th December 1875, by which the said Eliza Clark Bayham Morrison devised all her estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart, Emma Louisa Hart and Thomas Hart to and for their own use and benefit absolutely.
Now at this court come the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart, Emma Louisa Hart and Thomas Hart and pray of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenants of the said copyhold messuage, hereditaments and premises.
To whom the lord of the said manor grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances to them, the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart, Emma Louisa Hart and Thomas Hart, their heirs and assigns as tenants in common according to the tenor and effect of the said will by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 1s, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such their estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and are admitted thereto accordingly, but their fealty is respited.

Admission of Emma Langstone under the will of Thomas Langstone.[55]
Rent 10d. Fine £15 as agreed.
Also at this court comes Emma, the widow of the late Thomas Langstone, and brings in the probate of the will of the said Thomas Langstone, dated the 13th day of April 1872, which will is dated the 12th day of December 1865, by which the said Thomas Langstone appointed William Pim Sherwin of Colnbrook, Bucks, baker, and the said Emma Langstone executors and trustees of his said will. And he gave and devised all copyhold hereditaments to such uses, upon such trusts and for such intents and purposes, as his said trustees should by any deed or deeds at any time or times during the term of 20 years, computed from the day of his decease direct or appoint, and in default of such appointment to the use of the trustees, their heirs and assigns forever subject to the same trusts as were therein expressed concerning his freehold hereditaments, which trusts were for sale by public auction or private contract. And the said Emma Langstone also brought in a deed of disclaimer, dated 31st October 1846, by which the said William Pim Sherwin and William Stevens renounced the trusts of the said will.
Now at this court comes the said Emma Langstone and humbly prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted to all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, to which the said Thomas Langstone was admitted tenant at a court held on the 30th April 1827. To whom the lord of the said manor grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said two copyhold messuages, cottages and hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances to her, the said Emma Langstone, her heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor upon the trusts, declared in the said will of the said Thomas Langstone, at the will of the lord by the yearly quit-rent of 10d, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services rendered for the same. And she gave to the lord and lady a fine for such her estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted thereto accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

Also at this court the homage present the death of Job Green, late of Chalfont St Peter, who died on the 16th day of April 1877 seised of all that the messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravelly Hill within the manor. And the first proclamation was made for the heirs and devisees to come in and be admitted.

Also the homage present the death of Jonas Wise, late of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, who died on the [blank] day of April 1877 possessed of several copyholds in the said manor.
And the first proclamation was made for the heirs and devisees to come into court and be admitted.

The end of this court.
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

5th June 1877

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admission of Mrs Margaret Stevens.[10] [27] [56]
Rent 5s 6d. Fine £69.
Whereas at a general court baron and customary court of this manor, held on the first day of May in the year of our lord 1848 Margaret Summers Jones in her own proper person was admitted tenant in fee (inter alia), first to all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the yard, garden and premises, situate at Goldhill Lane in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, which premises were purchased by the late James Coles of Mr White and was at the time of the death of the said James Coles in his occupation, secondly to all those two copyhold messuages or tenements with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter and being the entire estate, which the said James Coles purchased of the late James Hunt, and thirdly to all those two copyhold messuages or tenements with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and appurtenances, situate at the eastern side of Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and late in the several occupations of David Sinclair and Widow Parrott and called or known by the name of “The Oak Cottage”, upon the trusts of the will of the late James Coles, which will bears date the 16th day of October 1845. And whereas the said Margaret Summers
Jones departed this life on the 20
th day of December 1876, and whereas the trusts of the will of the said James Coles, deceased, upon which the said Margaret Summers Jones held the said copyhold premises, hereinbefore comprised, were, as follows:
As to the copyhold premises, firstly herein before described, after her death upon trust for Margaret Stevens, the wife of Charles Robert Stevens of 7 Ashby Road, Islington, in the county of Middlesex, formerly Margaret Jones, spinster, absolutely subject to one third of an annuity by the will of the said James Coles, given to his widow.
And as to the copyhold hereditaments secondly and thirdly, hereinbefore described, upon trust for the said Margaret Stevens for life with remainders over, as in the said will are mentioned, subject to one third of an annuity by the said will given to the testator’s widow.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the 5th day of June 1877, the said Margaret Stevens in her own proper person came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the said copyhold premises, hereinbefore firstly, secondly and thirdly described. To have and to hold as to the premises, firstly hereinbefore described, to the said Margaret Stevens, her heirs and assigns forever, and as to the said copyhold premises, secondly and thirdly hereinbefore described, to the said Margaret Stevens for life, nevertheless, as to all the said premises of the lord and lady of the said manor by the yearly rent of 5s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she, the said Margaret Stevens, gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted thereto accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

Examined by me,
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

9th June 1877.

 

9th June 1877

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admission of Mrs Mary Pearson.[27]
Rent 5s. Fine £41.
Whereas at a general court baron and customary court of this manor, held on the first day of May in the year of our lord 1848, Margaret Summers Jones in her own proper person was admitted tenant in fee (inter alia) to all those four copyhold or customary messuages or tenements with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and premises, situate on the eastern side of Gerrards Cross Common, as the same were then in the several occupations of James Wood, George Bowler Munday and Daniel Walkdon, upon the trusts of the will of the late James Coles, which will bears date the 16th day of October 1845. And whereas the said Margaret Summers Jones departed this life on the 20th day of December 1876, and whereas the trusts of the will of the said James Coles, deceased, upon which the said Margaret Summers Jones held the said copyhold premises, hereinbefore comprised, directed the trustee or trustees for the time being after the death of the said Margaret Summers Jones to pay and apply or otherwise permit and suffer Mary Pearson, the wife of William Pearson, of Holcroft House, Cheadle near Manchester, formerly Mary Jones, spinster, subject to the conditional payment of one third of an annuity by the will of the said James Coles, given to his widow, to receive and take the rents, issues and profits of the said four copyhold cottages and premises for the term of her life with remainders over, as in the said will mentioned.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the 5th day of June 1877 the said Mary Pearson in her own proper person came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the said copyhold cottages and premises, hereinbefore described. To have and to hold the said four copyhold cottages and premises, hereinbefore described, to the said Mary Pearson for life, nevertheless, as to all the said four copyhold cottages and premises of the lord and lady of the said manor by the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she the said Mary Pearson gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted thereto accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

Examined by me,
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

5th June 1877.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admission of Mrs Sarah Maria Tingle for life.[54]
Whereas at a general court baron and customary court of this manor, held on the 1st day of May 1848, Margaret Summers Jones in her own proper person was admitted tenant in fee (inter alia) to all those six messuages or tenements with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and appurtenances thereto respectively belonging, situate upon the western side of Gerrards Cross Common, and abutting upon Bulstrode Park, then occupied by James Langstone, James Kilbury, [blank] Harris, Joseph Eldridge, James Kidworth and Widow Barnett, upon the trusts of the will of the late James Coles, which will bears date the 16th day of October 1845. And whereas the said Margaret Summers Jones departed this life on the 20th day of December 1876. And whereas the trusts of the will of the said James Coles, deceased, upon which the said Margaret Summers Jones held the said copyhold premises, hereinbefore comprised, directed the trustee or trustees for the time being after the death of the said Margaret Summer Jones to pay and apply or otherwise permit and suffer Sarah Maria Tingle, the wife of George Stephen Tingle of Ventner Villa, Enfield, in the county of Middlesex, formerly Sarah Maria Jones, spinster, subject to the conditional payment of one third of an annuity by the will of the said James Coles, given to his widow to receive and take the rents, issues and profits of the said six messuages or tenements for the term of her life with remainders over, as in the said will mentioned.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the 5th day of June in the year of our lord 1877, the said Sarah Maria Tingle in her own proper person came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the said six messuages or tenements, hereinbefore described. To have and to hold the said six messuages or tenements, hereinbefore described, to the said Sarah Maria Tingle for life, nevertheless, as to all the said six messuages or tenements, hereinbefore described, of the lord and lady of the said manor by the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court and other customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she, the said Sarah Maria Tingle, gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted thereto accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The 15th day of June 1877

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admission of John Green.[11]
Rent 6d. Fine £6, and for admission of Mrs Green, as arranged.
Whereas at a general court baron and customary court of this manor, held on the 28th day of April 1851, Job Green in his own proper person was admitted tenant in fee to all that messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor, which premises were formerly in the occupation of Thomas Quaintry, afterwards of William Heath and then or late in the occupation of William Worcester. And whereas on the 26th day of June 1871 the said Job Green surrendered the said copyhold messuage and premises to Henry Jones of Colnbrook in the county of Buckinghamshire to secure the sum of £100 and interest thereon at the rate of £5 per centum per annum. And whereas the said conditional surrender is still in force, and whereas Job Green departed this life on the 16th day of April 1877 without having by his will, which is dated the 24th day of January 1866 and proved on the 9th day of May 1877 at the principal registry of her majesty’s high court of justice, probate division, by Mary Anne Green, widow, sole executrix, devised the said copyhold messuage and premises, which consequently has descended upon his eldest son and customary heir at law, John Green of High Wycombe in the county of Buckinghamshire, coachman, subject, nevertheless, to the payment of the principal money and interest secured by the hereinbefore recited conditional surrender.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the 15th day of June in the year of our lord 1877, the said John Green by William Garner, his lawful attorney came before Richard Bremridge Toller of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor for this turn only, and prayed to be admitted to the said copyhold premises, hereinbefore particularly described. To have and to hold the said copyhold premises unto the said John Green, his heirs and assigns forever, subject to the hereinbefore recited conditional surrender and to the principal and interest thereby secured of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it should happen, customs and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such her estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereof in manner and form aforesaid, but his fealty is respited, and so forth.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

30th June 1877

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Absolute surrender by Mr John Green to Mrs Mary Anne Green.[11]
Be it remembered that on the 30th day of June 1877 John Green of High Wycombe in the county of Buckinghamshire, coachman, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came [with] Thomas Hunt and James Langstone, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the natural love and affection that the said John Green has towards his mother, Mary Anne Green of Austin Wood in the said county of Buckinghamshire, widow, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord or lady, lords or ladies of the said manor, by the hands and acceptance of the said Thomas Hunt and James Langstone by the rod and according to the custom of the said manor all that messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor, which premises were formerly in the occupation of Thomas Quaintry, afterwards of William Heath, then or late in the occupation of William Worcester, and now of William Hancox. To which said premises the said John Green was admitted tenant out of court on the 15th day of June 1877 as heir at law of his father, Job Green, late of Austin Wood in the said county of Buckinghamshire, labourer, deceased, who died intestate so far as related to his copyhold estates on the 16th day of April 1877, together with all and singular houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, fixtures, stables, yards, gardens, hedges, ditches, commons, common of pasture, ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, lights, easements, profits, commodities, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or cottage, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described and intended to be hereby surrendered belonging or in any wise appertaining or with the same or any part thereof occupied or enjoyed or reputed or taken as parcel or member thereof or any part thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, property, benefit, claim and demand of him, the said John Green, in, to, out of or upon the same messuage or cottage, hereditaments and premises or any part or parcel thereof. To the use of the said Mary Anne Green, her heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, and by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, but subject, nevertheless, to a conditional surrender, dated the 26th day of June 1871, whereby Job Green, late of Austin Wood, aforesaid, labourer, surrendered the said messuage or cottage, tenement, hereditaments and premises to Henry Jones of Colnbrook in the said county of Buckinghamshire to secure the sum of £100 and interest thereon at the rate of £5 per centum per annum.
John Green.

Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before us, Thomas Hunt, James Langstone.
Examined by J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The 30th day of June 1877.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admission of Mrs M. A. Green out of court on the surrender of Mr John Green.[11]
Fine £6 and for admission of John Green as arranged. Rent 6d.
I certify that the surrender is duly stamped.
Whereas on the 30th day of June 1877 John Green of High Wycombe in the county of Buckinghamshire, coachman, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, in consideration of the natural love and affection that the said John Green had towards his mother, Mary Anne Green of Austin Wood in the said county of Buckinghamshire, widow, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of Thomas Hunt and James Langstone, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, by the rod and according to the custom of the said manor all that messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor, which said premises were formerly in the occupation of Thomas Quaintry, afterwards of William Heath, then or late in the occupation of William Worcester, and then of William Hancox. To which said premises the said John Green was admitted tenant out of court on the 15th day of June 1877 as heir at law of his father, Job Green, late of Austin Wood in the said county of Buckinghamshire, labourer, deceased, who died intestate so far as related to his copyhold estates on the 16th day of April 1877, together with all commonable and other rights, members and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in anywise appertaining or usually held or enjoyed therewith. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, property, benefit, claim and demand of him, the said John Green, in, to, out of or upon the same messuage or cottage, hereditaments and premises or any part thereof. To the use of the said Mary Anne Green, her heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, but subject, nevertheless, to a conditional surrender dated the 26th day of June 1871, whereby the said Job Green, late of Austin Wood, aforesaid, labourer, had surrendered the said messuage or cottage, hereditaments and premises to Henry Jones of Colnbrook in the said county of Buckinghamshire to secure the sum of £100 and interest thereon at the rate of £5 per centum per annum.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit, on the 30th day of June 1877, the said Mary Anne Green by William Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, her attorney, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered to her use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by their said steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said hereditaments unto her, the said Mary Anne Green, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject, nevertheless, to the said conditional surrender of the 26th day of June 1871. And she gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such her estate so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant accordingly, but her fealty is respited.
 

Examined by me,
J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

23rd May 1877

Miss Jane C. Hart and others to Mr Thomas G. Hart.[29]
Release of shares and interest in copyhold cottage held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter.
This indenture made the 23rd day of May 1877 between Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart and Emma Louisa Hart, all of Brawlings, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinsters, of the one part, and Thomas Gurnell Hart of Brawlings, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, yeoman, of the other part. Whereas Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, spinster at the time of making her will, hereinafter recited, and also at the time of her decease, was seised for a customary estate in fee according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire of and in the cottage and hereditaments, hereinafter described. And whereas the said Eliza Clark Baynham Morrison made and duly signed her will, dated the 8th day of December 1875, whereby she gave, devised and bequeathed all and every her estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both real and personal unto the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart, Emma Louisa Hart and Thomas Gurnall Hart (in the said will called Thomas Hart) to and for their own use and benefit absolutely, and she appointed the said Jane Cecilia Hart executrix of her said will. And whereas the said testatrix died on the 5th day of January 1876 without having altered or revoked her said will, which was proved in the principal registry of the probate division of the court of justice by the said Jane Cecilia Hart on the 9th day of February 1877. And whereas on the day of the day hereof at a court held for the said manor of Chalfont St Peter and immediately before the execution hereof the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart, Emma Louisa Hart and Thomas Gurnall Hart were admitted tenants to the cottage and hereditaments, hereinafter described. To hold to them, their heirs and assigns as joint tenants at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the said Thomas Gurnell Hart has contracted and agreed with the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradbury Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart and Emma Louisa Hart for the purchase of all their shares and interests of and in the said cottage and hereditaments, hereinafter described, at or for the price or sum of £50. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £50 paid in equal shares to the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradbury Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart and Emma Louisa Hart by the said Thomas Gurnell Hart at or immediately before the execution of these presents, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, they, the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradbury Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart and Emma Louisa Hart, do and each of them does hereby release unto the said Thomas Gurnell Hart, his heirs and assigns all the right, title, estate, shares and interests both at law and in equity of them, the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradbury Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart and Emma Louisa Hart and of each and every of them of, in, to or out of all that messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of John Walker and late of the said Eliza Clarke Baynham Morrison, together with the rights, members and appurtenances there belonging, to which the said several persons, parties hereto, were admitted tenants on the day of the date hereof, as hereinbefore recited. To the end and intent that all such right, title, estate, shares and interests of them, the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradbury Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart and Emma Louisa Hart and of each and every of them of and in the said premises may forever hereafter cease and determine and be merged and extinguished. And that the said Thomas Gurnell Hart, his heirs and assigns may henceforth hold and enjoy the said premises according to the custom of the said manor for his and their sole use and benefit and be deemed and considered as the sole legal and rightful tenant of the same premises to the lord or lady for the time being of the said manor. And each of them, the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradbury Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart and Emma Louisa Hart, so far as relates to the acts, deeds, neglects and defaults of herself and her heirs and of the said Eliza Clarke Baynham Morrison, deceased, does hereby for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Thomas Gurnell Hart, his heirs and assigns that, notwithstanding anything by them the covenantors or either of them or the said Eliza Clarke Baynham Morrison, deceased, done or knowingly suffered, they, the covenantors, now have power to release the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby released to the said Thomas Gurnell Hart, his heirs and assigns in manner, aforesaid, and that he and they may at all times hereafter hold and enjoy the said premises and receive the rents and profits thereof free from all claims and demands of them, the said covenantors, or any or either of them or of any persons claiming under or in trust for them or either of them. And that free from all encumbrances created by them the covenantors or any or either of them or the said Eliza Clarke Baynham Morrison, deceased. And further that they, the covenantors, respectively and their respective heirs and every person, claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises through or in trust for them the covenantors or any of them, will at all times at the cost of the said Thomas Gurnall Hart, his heirs or assigns execute and do every such lawful assurance and thing for the further or more perfectly releasing or assuring the said premises to the use of the said Thomas Gurnell Hart, his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor, as by him or them shall be required. In witness whereof, the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written.
J
. C. Hart, Mary Hart, E. L. Hart, C. B. Hart, Caroline Hart, T. G. Hart.

Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named Thomas Gurnell Hart the sum of £50, being the consideration money, within-mentioned to be paid by him to us in equal shares: £50.
J. C. Hart, C. B. Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart, E. L. Hart.
Witness T. H. R. Woodbridge.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart, Emma Louisa Hart and Thomas Gurnell Hart in the presence of T. H. R. Woodbridge.

Examined: J. M. Teesdale, solicitor, Uxbridge, steward.

 

21st February 1878

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Mr John James Ratcliff to Messieurs Woodbridge, Greville and Woodbridge.[42]
I certify that this indenture has been produced to me and is stamped with £8 15s stamp, T. H. R.Woodbridge.
Be it remembered that on the 21st day of February 1878 John James Ratcliff of Harefield in the county of Middlesex, brewer, a customary tenant of the said manor came before Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor for this turn and purpose only, and in pursuance of a covenant contained in an indenture, bearing date the 31st day of December last and made between the said John James Ratcliff of the first part, Charles Woodbridge, Henry Darvill and Catherine Gale Sedgefield of the second part, John Smith of the third part and Charles Woodbridge, Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge, all of Uxbridge, aforesaid, carrying on the business of bankers under the style of Hull, Smith and Co., of the fourth part, and by which indenture the sum of £6,500 then due from the said John James Ratcliff to the said Charles Woodbridge, Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge and the balance of the account current of the said John James Ratcliff with the said Charles Woodbridge, Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor or their or his assigns or other the person or persons for the time being carrying on the said business of bankers now carried on by the said Charles Woodbridge, Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge, is further secured on other property besides that hereinafter described, and on which indenture the proper ad valorem duty is affixed, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lords of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor all that piece of enclosed land, heretofore parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 24 poles or thereabouts, situate near The French Horn on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, adjoining the house, late of James Coles, and also all those five messuage, cottages or tenements and other buildings, erected and built on the said piece of ground and formerly in the several tenures or occupations of Joseph Bowden, Wiliam Hawkins, James Wilson, William Edridge and Timothy Harvey, afterwards of the said Joseph Bowden, Henry Meades, James Wilson, John Nash and Dinah Burrell. To all which premises the said John James Ratcliff was admitted tenant on the 11th day of July 1862, together with all rights, easements and appurtenances to the said premises or any part thereof belonging or appertaining. To the use of the said Charles Woodbridge, Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge, their heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor, subject to and upon this express condition that, if the said John James Ratcliff, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall on demand by the said Charles Woodbridge, Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor, their or his assigns or other the person or persons for the time being carrying on the said business of bankers now carried on by the said Charles Woodbridge, Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge, made to the said John James Ratcliff, his executors, administrators or assigns or left upon any part of the hereditaments, comprised in the hereinbefore mentioned indenture or without such demand having been made or left, pay to the said Charles Woodbridge, Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor or their or his assigns or other the person or persons, carrying on the said business, the balance which on the account current of the said John James Ratcliff, his executors or administrators with the said Charles Woodbridge, Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor, their or his assigns or other the person or persons, carrying on the said business, shall for the time being be owing for the said sum of £6,500 or for bills and notes discounted and paid and for other loans, credits and advances made to or for the accommodation or at the request of the said John James Ratcliff, his executors or administrators, and for interest, commission and other lawful charges together with (in the case of such demand having been made or left) interest on such balance from the day of such demand having been made or left till the actual payment thereof at the rate of £5 per cent per annum without any deduction, then this surrender is to be void and of no effect.
John James Ratcliff.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by me, T. H. R. Woodbridge, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only.
Examined: J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

14th August 1877

Messieurs Simon and Allcard to Mr F. Oldaker.[18]
Memorandum of deed of conveyance of freehold messuage and hereditaments at Gerrards Cross known as the Wood Bank Estate and covenant to surrender copyhold hereditaments part of the same estate.
Memorandum of an indenture, made the 14th day of August 1877 between Lewis Michael Simon, therein described as of Blackheath in the county of Kent, esquire, and Edward Allcard, therein also described as of Part Gate House, Ham Common, in the county of Kent, stockbroker (and sometimes thereinafter referred to as the vendors), of the one part, and Fitzhardinge Oldaker, therein also described as of No. 61 Park Street, Grosvenor Square, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman (therein after referred to as the purchaser), of the other part. Whereby (inter alia) it is witnessed that in further pursuance of the said agreement and order (therein before recited and referred to), and for the considerations, aforesaid, the said Lewis Michael Simon did thereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the purchaser, his heirs and assigns that he, the said Lewis Michael Simon, his heirs or assigns and all other necessary parties (if any) will forthwith at the cost of the purchaser, his heirs or assigns surrender into the hands of the lord or lady of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter according to the custom thereof. And the said Edward Allcard did thereby assign unto the purchaser, his heirs and assigns all that piece or parcel of ground on Chalfont Heath, formerly parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing in length 112 yards and by admeasurement one rood and four perches, with the appurtenances, and which (it was therein stated) formed part of the hereditaments comprised in the first schedule, thereunder written, and was delineated in the plan drawn on the said indenture, and all other the hereditaments and premises, to which the said Lewis Michael Simon and John Harbush Davidge were admitted tenants on the 24th day of July 1843, as was therein before mentioned, together with the actual and reputed rights, easements and appurtenances to the said piece of ground, hereditaments and premises belonging or therewith usually occupied or enjoyed or appurtenant thereto. To the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed.
And which said indenture, as to the execution thereof by the said Lewis Michael Simon, is witnessed by Charles Gardner, clerk to Messieurs Loxley and Morley, 80 Cheapside.
And as to the execution thereof by the said Edward Allcard, is also witnessed by the said Charles Gardner.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The 15th May 1878

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, the lord and lady of the said manor held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 15th day of May 1878 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the manor, the lord of the manor being present in person.

The homage:
John Jones
Simeon Edwards            
James Edwards

Covenant to surrender, Simon and Allcard to F. Oldaker, presented. Admission of F. Oldaker.[18]
Fine £5. Arrears 23 years. Quit-rent £8 1s.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present the covenant to surrender, dated the 14th day of August 1877, of Messieurs Simon and Allcard to Mr Fitzhardinge Oldaker.
Now to this court comes Mr Fitzhardinge Oldaker of Gerrards Cross, gentleman, by James Edwards, his attorney, and prays of the lord to be admitted tenant to all that piece or parcel of ground on Chalfont Heath, formerly parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing in length 112 yards and by measurement one rood and four poles, with the appurtenances, and to which premises Louis Michael Simon and John Harbush Davidge were admitted on the surrender of Stephen Cannon on the 24th July 1843 and the said Fitzhardinge Oldaker is admitted accordingly.

Jonas Wise, second proclamation.
Also at this court the second proclamation was made for the heirs or devisees of Jonas Wise to come in and be admitted.

It is ordered that no person is to collect and carry away dung or manure from off the commons of this manor under pain of the fines and penalties, as appear on the court rolls of the manor.

Edward Hunt is appointed hayward.

The end of this court.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

29th March 1879

F. Charsley, esquire, and others to John H. Saunders, esquire.[21]
Deed of enfranchisement of two cottages at Gerrards Cross.
This indenture, made the 29th day of March 1879, between Frederick Charsley of Iver in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, and John Marmaduke Teesdale of No. 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, gentleman (hereinafter called the mortgagees), of the first part, the Reverend Charles Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant-colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, clerk (hereinafter called the trustees), of the second part, the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the said county of Kent, clerk, and Mary Moore, his wife, of the third part, and John Henry Saunders of The Shrubbery, Uxbridge, in the county of Middlesex, esquire (hereinafter called the purchaser), of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing assurance dated the 5th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore of the first part, the said Edward Moore of the second part, Charles Edward Moore of the third part and the said Charles Lloyd of the 4th part and duly acknowledged by the said Mary Moore and enrolled in the High Court of Chancery and of an indenture of mortgage, dated the 6th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part and the said mortgagees of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement, dated on or about the 8th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore, the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore, therein described as of The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple, student at law, of the one part, and the trustees of the other part, all and singular the messuages and tenements, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, stand (inter alia) limited and appointed to the use of the mortgagees, their heirs and assigns as a subsisting security by way of mortgage for the payment to the mortgagees or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor, their or his assigns of the sum of £5,000 and the interest thereon and subject to such mortgage and the principal money and interest thereby secured to the use of the trustees, their executors, administrators and assigns for the residue of a term of 200 years upon the trusts, therein mentioned. And it was by the last mentioned indenture provided and agreed and declared that it should be lawful for the trustees or the survivors or survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor at any time or times thereafter with the consent in writing of the person or persons, who for the time being should be entitled in possession by virtue of the now reciting indenture as tenant for life or tenant in tail to the net surplus, rents and profits of the said premises, if such person or persons should be of the age of 21 years or upwards, or if such person or all such persons should be under the age of 21, then at the discretion of the said trustees or trustee to enfranchise any tenement or tenements held of any manor for the time being, subject to the then subsisting uses or trusts of the now reciting indenture, with or without all or any of the commons, rights, liberties or privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements, for such consideration in money either in gross or by way of rent, or for such consideration in land or other valuable consideration or partly for one and partly for another of such considerations and with such reservations, exceptions and restrictions as the said trustees or trustee should think reasonable, and thereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisos which under the now reciting indenture or any exercise of the powers, therein contained, of jointuring or charging portions, should be for the time being subsisting or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of such tenement or tenements respectively, but subject to every mortgage or other disposition, which might have been made of such manor under the trusts of any term of years thereafter to be limited under the aforesaid powers of jointuring or charging portions, and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the power of leasing in the now reciting indenture contained and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor and his or their heirs or otherwise, as he or they should direct the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements with or without all or any of the commons, rights, liberties or privileges, aforesaid. And whereas the purchaser has applied to the said trustees to enfranchise to him the messuages and tenements, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, which they have agreed to do for the sum of £45. And whereas the mortgagees, being satisfied that their said mortgage debt is otherwise sufficiently secured, consent to such enfranchisement and have agreed to join in these presents for the purposes and in the manner hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of £45 upon the execution of these presents paid by the purchaser to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgages and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees do hereby acknowledge), they the trustees in exercise of the said power for this purpose contained in the said indenture of the 8th day of June 1868 and of every other power enabling them in this behalf, and with the consent of the mortgagees and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore testified by their respective executions of these presents, do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estates, uses, powers and provisions, which under and by virtue of or by reference to the said last mentioned indenture are now subsisting or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of the messuages and tenements, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, and by virtue of their estate and interest grant, appoint, release, confirm and enfranchise, and the mortgagees at the request as well of the trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore as of the purchaser, do and each of [them][21] does hereby grant, assign and release, and the said Mary Moore according to her estate and interest and with the concurrence of the said Edward Moore does hereby grant, release and dispose of, and the said Edward Moore according to such last mentioned estate and interest does hereby grant, release and confirm unto the purchaser and his heirs all those two messuages and cottages, formerly one cottage, with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and premises thereunto belonging, situate upon Gerrards Cross and lying and being within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, as the same were formerly in the several occupations of Eliza Harris and George Sutton and since of John Biggs and George Saunders, and which said hereditaments and premises are bounded on the north-east by garden ground, formerly belonging to Anne Violet Biggs, on the south-east by a field belonging to the provost and fellows of Brazenose College, Oxford, on the south-west by premises now or lately belonging to Anne Shackle, and on the north-west by the high road, and to which said premises the purchaser was admitted out of court by his deputy, William Garner, on the 26th day of November 1875, and as the same is more particularly delineated in the map or plan drawn in the margin of these presents and therein coloured red, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant or reputed to be appurtenant to the said messuages, hereinbefore described, and all rents, fines, heriots, suit and service due or payable in respect of the said premises. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the mortgagees and trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore and each of them in, to and upon the said messuages. To have and to hold all the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal monies and interest owing on or intended to be secured by and all claims and demands under the said indenture of mortgage of the 6th day of June 1868. And this indenture also witnesses that in further pursuance of the said agreement and for the considerations, aforesaid, they the trustees in exercise of all and every the powers, aforesaid, and with such consent testified in such manner, as aforesaid, do by this present deed appoint and the mortgagees at such request, as aforesaid, do and each of them does hereby grant, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with such consent and testified in such manner, as aforesaid, do and each of them does hereby grant and assign, and the said Mary Moore according to her estate and interest and with the concurrence of the said Edward Moore does hereby grant and dispose of, and the said Edward Moore according to such last mentioned estate and interest does hereby grant and confirm unto the purchaser all such commonage and right to common of whatsoever nature or kind soever in, upon and over all or any of the waste and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the purchaser held, possessed or enjoyed in respect of and as appendant or appurtenant to all or any of the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, and the freehold and inheritance of all such commonable rights in the same and the like manner, as the purchaser or his customary heir could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised unto and to the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns forever. And each of them the mortgagees and the trustees respectively, so far as relates to his own acts, deeds and omissions, does hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the purchaser, his heirs and assigns that they, the said covenanting parties, respectively have not at any time made, done or executed or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to any act, deed or thing, whereby the said messuages and tenements intended to be hereby enfranchised or any part thereof respectively are, is, can, shall or may be impeached, encumbered or otherwise affected in estate or otherwise howsoever, or whereby the trustees are in any wise prevented from exercising the powers, hereinbefore exercised by them respectively, or whereby they are respectively hindered or prevented from enfranchising the said hereditaments and premises or any part thereof in manner, aforesaid. And he, the said Edward Moore, does hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators and she, the said Mary Moore, with the intent to charge and bind her separate estate, does hereby for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the purchaser, his heirs and assigns that, notwithstanding anything by them, the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them, or by Anne Whitchurch, deceased, or any person claiming through or in trust for them or any of them respectively done, omitted or knowingly suffered, they have power to give such consent, as aforesaid. And the trustees have power to appoint and enfranchise and the mortgagees and trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore respectively have power to grant, assign, dispose of and release the said premises in manner, aforesaid. And that the same premises shall at all times hereafter remain and be, so far as regards the fee simple and inheritance at the common law of the said premises, to the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns, and be quietly entered into and upon and held and enjoyed and the rents and profits thereof received by the purchaser without any interruption or disturbance by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them. And that free and discharged from or otherwise by them, the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore or one of them, their or one of their executors or administrators sufficiently indemnified against all estates, accounts, claims and demands created, occasioned or made by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or one of them or the said Anne Whitchurch, deceased, or any persons claiming through or in trust for them or any of them respectively. And further that they, the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore, and every person, having or claiming any estate or interest in the said premises through or in trust for them respectively or the said Anne Whitchurch, deceased, will at all times at the cost of the purchaser, his heirs or assigns execute and do all such assurances and things for the further or better enfranchising and assuring the said premises to the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns in manner, aforesaid, as shall be reasonably required, and each of them the mortgagees and trustees, so far as relates to the acts of himself and his own heirs, executors and administrators alone, and so as to bind himself, his heirs, executors or administrators respectively, only whilst having the actual custody of the deed and documents hereby covenanted to be produced, and each of them, the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, as to the acts of themselves and each other and of their, his and her assigns and in relation to such deeds and documents, and as to the said Mary Moore, to the intent to charge and bind her separate estate, and as to all the said covenanting parties respectively, so far as practicable to bind the aforesaid deeds and documents into whosesoever hands the same may come without incurring any further personal liability than is hereinbefore expressed, does hereby for himself and herself and his and her respective heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the purchaser, his heirs and assigns that they, the said covenanting parties, respectively and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, unless prevented by fire or other inevitable accident, will upon every reasonable request in writing by the purchaser, his heirs or assigns at the cost of the person or persons requiring the same produce and show at such times in such places and to such persons, as they or he shall require, every or any of the said deeds and muniments of title to the said manor, which shall for the time being be in the possession or power of the said covenanting parties respectively or their respective heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, and every or any of the court rolls of the said manor relating to the same premises for the manifestation, defence and support of the estate, title and possession of the purchaser, his heirs or assigns and every or any such other person, as aforesaid, and will at the like cost make and furnish to the purchaser, his heirs or assigns or any such other person, as aforesaid, such true copies attested or unattested of all or any of the said deeds, muniments and court rolls, as he or they may require, and will in the meantime keep the same deeds, muniments and court rolls respectively safe, whole, uncancelled and undefaced. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written: Frederick Charsley, J. M. Teesdale, Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col., Julian Pratt, Edward Moore, Mary Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Charles Lloyd in the presence of M. Bernard Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of William Frederick Vernon of Harefield Park.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Julian Pratt in the presence of George Small, Challock, Kent.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named John Marmaduke Teesdale in the presence of Edmund T. M. Teesdale, clerk to Messieurs Maples, Teesdale and Co., 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of R. Sidney Glover, 19 Hilldrop Road, Middlesex, gentleman.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Edward Moore and Mary his wife in the presence of George Everett, clerk to Messieurs Maples, Teesdale and Co., 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London.
Received of and from the within-named John Henry Saunders the sum of £45, being the consideration money, within expressed to be paid by him to us, Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon, Julian Pratt: £45.
Witness to the signature of Charles Lloyd: M. Bernard Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles.
Witness to the signature of George Augustus Vernon: William Frederick Vernon of Harefield.
Witness to the signature of Julian Pratt: George Small, Challock, Kent.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

13th September 1855.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The executrixes and executors of Mr James Coles to Mr Moses George.
Warrant to enter satisfaction of conditional surrender of 13th September 1843.
We, Margaret Coles of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, widow, Daniel Jones of No. 8 Gloucester Street, Clerkenwell, in the county of Middlesex, jeweller, and Margaret Summers, his wife, and Simeon Edwards of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, farmer, which said Margaret Coles, Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards are the executrixes, executor and trustee of the last will and testament of James Coles, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, builder, deceased, which will was dated on or about the 16th day of October 1845, do hereby acknowledge to have received of and from Moses George of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, cordwainer, all principal and interest moneys due and owing to us (as the executrixes, executor and trustee under the aforesaid will) by virtue of a conditional surrender executed by the said Moses George of a certain copyhold or customary piece of land, situate at Gerrards Cross Common in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, lying within and held of the said manor, bearing date the 13th day of September 1843, and for securing to the said James Coles, his executors, administrators or assigns the principal sum of £80 and interest, and we do hereby direct and require you, the steward of the said manor, to enter satisfaction thereof on the court rolls of the said manor, and for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant and authority.
Dated this 13th day of September 1855, Margaret Coles, Margaret Summers Jones, Daniel Jones, Simeon Edwards.
Witness to the signature of the said Daniel Jones: F. Rhutty, solicitor, 7 King William Street, City.

To the steward of the said manor.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

 

The 25th June 1879

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Edward Moore and Mary his wife, lord and lady of the said manor, held at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on Wednesday the 25th June 1879 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the manor. 
 

The homage:  
James Edwards } sworn
John Jones }


Death of Joseph Gilbert.[28]
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present the death of Joseph Gilbert the 2nd day of November 1878, who died seised of certain copyholds within the said manor, to which he was admitted on the 7th June 1871.

Probate of will of Joseph Gilbert will presented.[28]
Admission of Joseph Gilbert as executor of Joseph Gilbert.
Fine £12. Heriot. Rent 8d.
Now at this court comes Joseph Gilbert, the nephew of the said Joseph Gilbert, in person and bringing in probate of the will and codicil (not affecting the said copyholds) of the said Joseph Gilbert (which will is dated 20th November 1876), by which the said Joseph Gilbert devised all his real estate to his executors, George and Joseph Gilbert, in trust for sale, the proceeds to be equally divided between the testator’s brothers Edward Gilbert and William Gilbert (if living), and the sons of the testator’s late brother Charles, viz Charles, George and Joseph Gilbert, share and share alike. And the said Joseph Gilbert prays to be admitted as such executor to all that messuage with the workshop, sheds, yards, gardens, hereditaments and premises thereunto belonging, situate in the parish of Chalfont St Peter (to which the said Joseph Gilbert, the testator, was admitted, as aforesaid, on the 7th June 1871). To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by the said steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Gilbert (as executor of the late Joseph Gilbert) and his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 8d, heriot on death or alienation, when the same shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited, and so forth.

Death of Moses George presented.[15]
Also at this court the homage present the death of Moses George on the 20th day of May 1879, who died seised of a piece or parcel of ground, situate at Gerrards Cross, containing 36 poles or thereabouts, together with the three messuages or tenements and outbuildings erected thereon or on some part thereof, to which he was admitted on the 30th July 1841.

Will of Moses George presented.[15]
Admission of William Garner and Samuel George as executors of Moses George.
Fine £18. Heriot. Rent 4s.
Now at this court the probate of the will of the said Moses George is brought in by William Garner of Uxbridge and which will is dated the [blank] day of August 1878, whereby the testator devised all his real estate unto and to the use of William Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, and Samuel George of Slough in the county of Buckinghamshire, bootmaker, their heirs, executors and administrators respectively, upon trust for sale, the proceeds to be divided into five equal parts or shares, and one part or share thereof to be paid to his widow and the remaining four fifths to be divided among the testator’s children in equal shares. And the said William Garner on behalf of himself and the said Samuel George prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenants of all that piece or parcel of ground, situate and being at Gerrards Cross Common in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, containing 36 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, fronting the Oxford Turnpike road and lying near to or adjoining the estate and property of the late James Coles, to which the said Moses George was admitted on the 30th July 1841, as aforesaid, together with the three messuages or tenements and outbuildings erected on the said piece or parcel of land or some part thereof, as the same are now in the respective occupations of Thomas Goodhall, George Smith and Widow George. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said William Garner and Samuel George, their heirs and assigns forever (according to the tenor and effect of the said will) of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 4s, fealty, suit of court, heriot on death or alienation, whenever the same shall happen, customs and other services to become due and of right accustomed. And the said William Garner and Samuel George gave to the lord for a fine for such their admission the sum of £18 and are admitted tenants thereof, but their fealty is respited, and so forth.

Death of George Healy presented. First proclamation for heirs, etc.
Also at this court the homage present the death of George Healy on the [blank] day of [blank] one thousand eight hundred and [blank], who died seised of certain copyholds at Layters Green, to which he was admitted on the 12th May 1852, and also certain copyholds at the corner of Mill Lane on Gerrards Cross, and containing by estimation 49 poles, to which the said George Healy was admitted on the 21st August 1858. And the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of the said George Healy to come in and be admitted.

Death of Simeon Edwards presented. First proclamation for heirs, etc.
Also at this court the homage present the death of Simeon Edwards on the 31st day of December 1878, who died seised of certain copyholds, situate at or near Goldhill, to which he was admitted on the 24th July 1843, and the first proclamation was made for the heir or devisee of the said Simeon Edwards to come in and be admitted.

Probate of will of Jonas Wise presented.[2]
Also at this court the homage present the probate of the will of Jonas Wise, dated the 18th May 1877, which will is dated the 16th August 1872, whereof testator’s wife, Mary Wise, and his brother in law, James Pedder, were appointed executrix and executor, and whereby the testator devised all the freehold, copyhold and personal estate, which he might be possessed of or entitled to at the time of his decease to his said wife, Mary, for and during the term of her natural life, and on her decease to his brother in law, James Pedder, and his assigns for his life, and on his decease to his wife, Keziah, and her assigns for her life, and on her decease to testator’s two nieces, Ellen Mary Pedder and Mary Wise Pedder, the two daughters of testator’s brother in law, James Pedder, in equal shares as tenants in common and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns.

Admission of Mrs Mary Wise as devisee of Jonas Wise.[2]
Fine £55. Heriot. Rent 4s 4d.
Now at this court comes the said Mary Wise as devisee by Heathfield Young of 6 Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, in the city of London, her attorney, and prays to be admitted to all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, wherein William Hunt did formerly dwell, but afterwards occupied by Berrington Widow. And also all those two customary or copyhold cottages or tenements thereto adjoining, wherein John Bowden and Simeon Franklin did formerly and wherein John Walker and James Berrington did lately severally dwell, being heretofore one messuage or tenement, wherein Job Green did dwell. And also all those three customary or copyhold cottages or tenements, wherein Thomas Hunt, Francis Andrews and Francis Scillum did lately severally dwell, being theretofore constructed by the said William Hunt out of part of the barn belonging to the said two messuages or tenements, first hereinbefore mentioned. And also all those two other customary or copyhold cottages or tenements, one whereof was late in the occupation of Henry Weatherley and the other was late in the occupation of Josiah Hunt, both of which were built by the said William Hunt on ground, whereon a stable and coach-house stood. And also all those seven acres (be the same more or less) of land or ground to the same messuages or tenements adjoining and belonging, late in the occupation of the said William Hunt, divided into and forming two entire closes, one whereof was an orchard, the other whereof was arable land, which said messuage or tenement, cottages or tenements and closes of land or ground, hereinbefore described, are situate, lying and being at or near Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and the same are bounded towards the north by the common or waste called Gold Hill, towards the east by the messuage or tenement and garden, as fenced in, formerly the property of Terence O’Loghlin, esquire, deceased, and late of Charlotte O’Loghlin, widow, deceased, and known as Gold Hill Cottage, towards the south by land formerly of Robert Hibbert, esquire, but afterwards the property of John Hibbert, esquire, in part towards the west by land formerly of John Goodridge, but late of [blank] Cannon, and in the remaining part towards the west by the land formerly of William Humber. To which hereditaments and premises the said Jonas Wise was admitted tenant on the 4th day of November 1848. To whom the lord of the said manor by John Marmaduke Teesdale, esquire, his steward, grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuages or tenements, hereditaments and premises unto her, the said Mary Wise, and her assigns according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said Jonas Wise of the lord of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent of 4s 4d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she, the said Mary Wise, for such her estate so to be had in the premises, gives to the lord for a fine, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

William Bell. Encroachment on the waste.
Also at this court the homage present an enfranchisement on the waste by William Bell to the damage of the commoners and copyholders of the manor, and that proper proceedings be taken to restrain him from continuing the said encroachment.

The end of this court.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

8th September 1879

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Mr Henry Witham with the consent of Mrs Jane Wood to Mr William Davis.[35]
Surrender of a piece of land and two cottages erected thereon, situate at or near The French Horn on Chalfont Heath.
Whereas James Wood, late of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, baker, deceased, by his will, bearing date the 23rd day of June 1858, after appointing his friends, Henry Witham of Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, draper, and George Mandy of Eynsford in the county of Kent, farmer, executors and trustees thereof and disposing of certain personal estate, gave and devised to his wife Jane for the term of her life all his freehold and copyhold estates of whatsoever description that he might be possessed of or entitled to at the time of his death, she keeping the premises in tenantable repair and insured against damage by fire, and after her death [the] testator gave and devised the same unto and to the use of the said [blank] Witham and George Mandy, their heirs and assigns forever, and who were thereinafter designated his trustees, upon trust that they, the said trustees, should with all convenient dispatch proceed to sell the same estates and hereditaments together or in parcels either by public auction or private contract with liberty from time to time, if deemed expedient to buy in all or any part thereof at any auction and to rescind or vary the terms of any contract for sale that might have been entered into and to convey such parts of the said estates, as should from time to time be sold in such manner, as the respective purchasers thereof should direct, and the testator declared that such purchasers respectively should be exonerated from all responsibility in respect of the application of the monies paid by them respectively to his trustees, and whose receipts alone should be a sufficient discharge to the respective purchasers for their respective purchase monies. And the said testator directed that the net monies arising from such sale or sales after deducting all expenses attending the same should fall into or otherwise form part and be disposed of as a portion of his residuary personal estate. And the said testator thereby provided that, if his said trustees should be minded to absolutely sell and dispose of all or any part of his said several real estates and premises during his said wife’s lifetime and should obtain her consent in writing for that purpose, then and notwithstanding anything therein before contained to the contrary, he thereby gave them full power (with such consent as aforesaid) to sell the same. And he gave his said trustees full and similar powers for effecting such sale or sales by public auction or private contract, as he had therein before entrusted or vested them with, in case such sale or sales should not take place until after the death of his said wife. And as to the net monies arising therefrom (in the event of the same taking place during his said wife’s lifetime), he directed his said trustees to invest the same, as was therein mentioned. And whereas the said testator James Wood died on the 31st day of March 1875 without having altered or revoked his said recited will, and the same was duly proved in the principal registry of Her Majesty’s Court of Probate on the 15th day of June 1875 by the said Henry Witham, one of the executors, named in the said recited will. And whereas at a court held for the said manor on the 23rd day of May 1877, the said Jane Wood by the said Henry Witham, her attorney, was duly admitted to the hereditaments, hereinafter described. To hold the same unto the said Jane Wood for her life according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said James Wood by the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas by a deed poll, bearing date the 13th day of August 1879 under the hand and seal of the said George Mandy, after reciting the hereinbefore recited will of the said James Wood, his death and proof of his said will, and reciting that the said George Mandy had not proved the said recited will or accepted the gifts, devises and bequests thereof and had in no wise administered to the estate of the said James Wood, or acted or interfered in the execution of the said will or the trusts thereof, and had declined to prove the said will or to accept the gifts, devises or bequests thereof, or to administer to the estate of the said testator, or to act or interfere in the said will or the trusts thereof, the now reciting presents witnessed that he, the said George Mandy, had renounced and disclaimed and by the now reciting presents did renounce and disclaim all and singular the said freehold and copyhold estates, monies, securities for monies, goods, chattels and personal estate whatsoever devised or bequeathed by the said will, and all devises, bequests, estates and interests expressed to be made or given by the said will, and also the offices of executor and trustee of the said will and all trusts, powers, authorities, rights and privileges whatsoever under or by virtue of the said will. And whereas the said Henry Witham in execution of the aforesaid trust for sale contained in the hereinbefore recited will of the said James Wood and with the concurrence of the said Jane Wood, has agreed to sell to William Davis of No. 189 Brixton Road in the county of Surrey, gentleman, at the price of £280, the absolute inheritance in possession of the hereditaments, hereinafter described, with the appurtenances according to the custom of the said manor. And upon the treaty for such sale it was agreed that such surrender should be made, as hereinafter set forth. Now be it remembered that on the 8th day of September 1879, in consideration of the sum of £280 by the said William Davis to the said Henry Witham as trustee of the hereinbefore recited will of the said James Wood paid, with the privity and consent of the said Jane Wood (testified by her signing these presents), the said Jane Wood at the request and by the direction of the said Henry Witham (testified by her signing these presents) and according to her estate and interest in the said hereditaments, came before William Garner and Thomas Hunt, two other customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, out of court, and then and there for the purpose of effectuating the said sale did surrender, and the said Henry Witham in exercise of the aforesaid trust for sale contained in the said will of the said James Wood, deceased, did surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said William Garner and Thomas Hunt according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece of land or ground (formerly waste), lying and being near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath, adjoining land late in the occupation of Joseph Tilbury, containing by estimation 12 poles or thereabouts, and whereon the said James Wood, deceased, lately erected two cottages, and to which said premises the said Jane Wood was admitted tenant on the 23rd day of May 1877, as hereinbefore recited, together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances to the same premises belonging or in anywise appertaining. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Jane Wood and Henry Witham or either of them into and upon the same premises and every part thereof. To the use and behoof of the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed: Jane Wood, Henry Witham.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, before us, William Garner, Thomas Hunt.
Received the day and year, first above-written, and from the above-named William Davis the sum of £280, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by him to us: Henry Witham: £280.
Witnesses, William Garner, Thomas Hunt.
I certify that this surrender has been duly stamped. Steward.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

3rd October 1879.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Admittance of William Davis out of court on the absolute surrender of Henry Witham and Jane Wood.
Rent 3s. Heriot £5. Fine £15.[35]
Whereas on the 8th day of September 1879 Henry Witham, as trustee of the will of James Wood, late a customary tenant of the said manor, and Jane Wood, the widow of the said James Wood, in consideration of the sum of £280 paid by William Davis of No. 189 Brixton Road in the county of Surrey, gentleman, to the said Henry Witham as trustee of the will of the said James Wood, as aforesaid, with the privity and consent of the said Jane Wood, agreed to surrender, and the said Jane Wood at the request and by the direction of the said Henry Witham and according to her estate and interest in the said hereditaments did surrender, and the said Henry Witham in exercise of the trust for sale contained in the said will of the said James Wood, deceased, did surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of William Garner and Thomas Hunt, two copyholders of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor all that piece of land or ground (formerly waste), lying and being near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath, adjoining land late in the occupation of Joseph Tilbury, containing by estimation twelve poles or thereabouts, and whereon the said James Wood, deceased, lately erected two cottages, and to which said premises the said Jane Wood was admitted tenant on the 23rd day of May 1877, together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances to the same premises belonging or in anywise appertaining. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said Jane Wood and Henry Witham or either of them in, to and upon the same premises and every part thereof. To the use and behoof of the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, and by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the third day of October 1879, the said William Davis by William Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, his attorney, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by their said steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece of land or ground and premises with the appurtenances unto him the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

12th May 1880

Messieurs Greville and Woodbridge to the steward of the manor.
Warrant to enter satisfaction on conditional surrender made by Mr J. J. Ratcliffe on 21st February 1878.
To the steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
We, the undersigned Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge, both of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, esquires, carrying on business as bankers under the style of Hull, Smith and Company, do hereby acknowledge that we have received the sum of £295 in full satisfaction of the security made to Charles Woodbridge, now deceased, and us, the said Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge, by a conditional surrender, dated the 21st day of February 1878, by John James Ratcliff of Harefield in the county of Middlesex, brewer, of certain copyhold or customary hereditaments, situate within the said manor. And we do hereby authorise and direct you, the steward of the said manor, to enter satisfaction of the said conditional surrender on the rolls of the said manor, and for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant and authority. Dated this 12th day of May 1880. Arthur C. Greville. H. W. Woodbridge.
Witness to the signatures of the above-named Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge: T. H. R. Woodbridge, solicitor, Uxbridge.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

12th May 1880

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Mr J. J. Ratcliff to Miss R. L. Stephens.[42]
Surrender of five copyhold cottages at Gerrards Cross.
Be it remembered that on the 12th day of May 1880 John James Ratcliff of Harefield in the county of Middlesex, brewer, a tenant of the said manor, came before William Frederick Brabant of Saville Place, Conduit Street, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor for this turn and purpose only, and did out of court in consideration of the sum of £295 paid to Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge, both of Uxbridge in the said county of Middlesex, esquires, carrying on business as bankers under the style of Hull, Smith and Company, at the request of the said John James Ratcliff by Rosine Lettice Stephens of Belgrave Holme, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, for the purchase of the hereditaments surrendered, as hereinafter expressed (the receipt of which said sum of £295 the said Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge do hereby acknowledge), surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece of enclosed land, heretofore parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 24 poles or thereabouts, situate near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, adjoining the house late of James Coles, and also all those 5 messuages, cottages or tenements and other buildings, erected and built on the said piece of ground and now in the several tenures or occupations of [blank] Tilbury, [blank] Bowler, [blank] Gilder, [blank] Smith and [blank] Warwick. And also all other the hereditaments, to which the said John James Ratcliff was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 11th day of July 1862, together with their rights, easements and appurtenances, whether actual or reputed. To the use of the said Rosine Lettice Stephens, her heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, and by and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed.
John James Ratcliff.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, William F. Brabant, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only.
Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named Rosine Lettice Stephens the sum of £295, being the consideration money, above-mentioned to be paid by her to us: Arthur C. Greville, H. W. Woodbridge: £295.
Witness, T. H. R.Woodbridge, solicitor, Uxbridge.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

19th May 1880

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

 

The 19th day of May 1880.

Admission of Miss R. L. Stephens.[42]
Quit-rent 3s and 3s. Fine £24.
Whereas on the 12th day of May 1880 John James Ratcliff of Harefield in the county of Middlesex, brewer, a tenant of the said manor, came before William Frederick Brabant of Saville Place, Conduit Street, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor for this turn and purpose only, and did out of court, in consideration of the sum of £295 paid to Arthur Charles Greville and Henry William Woodbridge, both of Uxbridge in the said county of Middlesex, esquires, at the request of the said John James Ratcliff by Rosine Lettice Stephens of Belgrave Holme, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, for the purchase of the hereditaments, thereinafter expressed to be surrendered, surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece of enclosed land, heretofore parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 24 poles or thereabouts, situate near The French Horn on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, adjoining the house, late of James Coles. And also all those five messuages, cottages or tenements and other buildings erected and built on the said piece of ground and now in the several tenures or occupations of [blank] Tilbury, [blank] Bowler, [blank] Gilder, [blank] Smith and [blank] Warwick. And also all other hereditaments, to which the said John James Ratcliff was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 11th day of July 1862, together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances to the same premises belonging or in any wise appertaining. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said John James Ratcliff in, to and upon the same premises and every part thereof. To the use and behoof of the said Rosine Lettice Stephens, her heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, and by and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 19th day of May 1880, the said Rosine Lettice Stephens by William Frederick Brabant, her attorney, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered to her use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by their said steward did grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece of land or ground and premises with the appurtenances unto her, the said Rosine Lettice Stephens, her assigns and assigns forever of the lord and lady of the said manor by the rod at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent, fealty, suit of court therefore due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such her estate so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

Examined by me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

30th October 1880

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

Louis M. Simon, esquire, to Fitzhardinge Oldaker, esquire.[18]
Surrender of a piece of land at Gerrards Cross, Bucks (part of the Woodbank estate).
I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale, steward.
Be it remembered that on the 30th