D/BASM/15/22 1879-1906

 

 

5th November 1879

The Reverend Charles Lloyd and others to Messieurs Garner & Samuel George.[15]
Deed of enfranchisement of a piece of land and three cottages, situate at Gerrards Cross Common in the parish and manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
This indenture made the 5th day of November 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 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, (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 William Gerner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, and Samuel George of Slough in the county of Buckinghamshire, shoemaker (hereinafter called the purchasers) 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 fourth 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 said 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 said 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 said trustees or the survivor or survivors of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor at any time of 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 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 powers 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 purchasers have applied to the trustees to enfranchise to them the messuages and tenements, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, which they have agreed to do for the sum of £55 9s 4d. And whereas the mortgagees, being satisfied that the said mortgage debt is otherwise sufficiently secured, consent to such enfranchisement and have agreed to join in these presents for the purposes and in manner hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of £55 9s 4d upon the execution of these presents paid by the purchasers to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the said trustees do hereby acknowledge), they, the said trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 execution 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 land, 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 purchasers, do and each of them 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 purchasers and their 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 messuage or tenement, now in the occupation of Eustace and others, 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 were then in the respective occupations of Thomas Goodall, George Smith and Widow George, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said piece or parcel of land, messuages and tenements, hereinbefore described, and all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due and 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 same premises. To have and to hold all the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the purchasers, their 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 money 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 purchasers all such commonage and right to common of what 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 purchasers 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 or 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 purchasers, their heirs and assigns forever. And each of them, the said mortgagees and the said trustees respectively, so far as relates to his own acts, deeds and omissions, only does hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the purchasers, their 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 land 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 title, 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 the said Edward Moore does hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators, and the said Mary Moore, to the intent to charge and bind her separate estate, does hereby for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said purchasers, their 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 Annie Whitechurch, deceased, or any person claiming through or in trust for them or either 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 said 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 of the common lands of the said premises, to the use of the purchasers, their heirs and assigns and be quietly entered into and upon and held and enjoyed, and the rents and profits thereof received by the purchasers without any interruption or disturbance by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them, and that freed and discharged from or otherwise by them the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore or one of them, their or one of their heirs, executors or administrators sufficiently indemnified against all estates, encumbrances, claims and demands created, occasioned or made by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them or the said Annie Whitchurch, deceased, or any person 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 or to the said premises through or in trust for them respectively or the said Annie Whitchurch, deceased, will at all times at the cost of the purchasers, their 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 purchasers, their heirs and assigns, as shall be reasonably required in manner, aforesaid. And each of them the said 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 deeds 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 or her assigns in relation to such deeds and documents, and as 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 said deeds and documents into whomsoever hands the same may come without incurring any further personal liability than is hereinbefore expressed, does hereby for himself and herself respectively and his and her respective heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the purchasers, their 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 purchasers, their 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 or 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 purchasers, their heirs or assigns and every or any such other person, as aforesaid, and will at the like cost make and furnish to the purchasers, their 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 he or they may require, and will in the meantime keep the same deeds, muniments and court rolls respectively safe, 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, Julian Pratt, Edward Moore, Mary Moore.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named Frederick Charsley in the presence of Florence M. Charsley, Montein Salt Hill, Slough, Buckinghamshire.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Charles Lloyd in the presence of Edward George Bettman, clerk in holy orders, Chalfont St Giles.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of B. Wentworth Vernon of Stoke Park, Towcester.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Julian Pratt in the presence of Walter Summers, grocer, Challock.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Edward Moore and Mary Moore, his wife, in the presence of John Monckton, solicitor, Maidstone.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named John Marmaduke Teesdale in the presence of Edmund T. M. Teesdale, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitor.

Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named purchasers the sum of £55 9s 4d, being the consideration money, within expressed to be paid by them to us: £55 9s 4d.
Charles Lloyd
George Augustus Vernon
Julian Pratt

Witness to the signature of Charles Lloyd: Edward George Bettman, clerk.

Witness to the signature of George Augustus Vernon: B. Wentworth Vernon.

Witness to the signature of Julian Pratt: Walter Summers, grocer, Challock.

This deed, marked G, 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 this 29th day of June 1880.
John Monckton
J. W. ?Meupes

Examined: J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

23rd November 1880

1880 Nov 23rd: The trustees of the Reverend Edward and Mrs Moore and others to Mr Thomas Hunt.[12]
Deed of enfranchisement of a messuage and premises at Austin Wood, parcel of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
This indenture made the 23rd day of November 1880 between Frederick Charsley, late of Herchells, Slough, in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Salt Hill in the said county, gentleman, 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 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, (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 Thomas Hunt of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of 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 fourth 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 mortgagees of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement dated 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 trustees of the other part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) 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 or their or his assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 2,000 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 said 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 for the time being 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 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 the now reciting indenture with or without all or any of the common rights, liberties, 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 or 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 provisions, 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 power of jointuring or charging portions, and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the power of leasing in the non-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 at a court held for the said manor on the 30th day of July 1841 the said Thomas Hunt was admitted tenant to all the copyhold hereditaments and premises parcel of the said manor, hereinafter described and intended to be hereby enfranchised. To hold the same unto the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the trustees in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore have agreed with the said Thomas Hunt for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £19 6s. 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 manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £19 6s upon the execution hereof paid by the said Thomas Hunt to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estates, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 land, messuage or tenement and hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. 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 does hereby grant and assign and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid) do and each of them 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 said Thomas Hunt 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, at the date of the admission of the said Thomas Hunt fenced off or staked out, being part of the common or wasteland lying there, on which said piece or parcel of land the said Thomas Hunt sometime since erected and built a cottage or tenement in his own occupation, and to which said hereditaments the said Thomas Hunt was admitted tenant, as aforesaid. Together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said piece of land, messuage or tenement, hereinbefore described, and all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said piece of land, messuage or tenement. 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 into and upon the said piece of land, messuage and tenement. To have and to hold all the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns, freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal money and interest owing 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 and 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 said Thomas Hunt all such commonage and right to common of what nature or kind soever in, upon and over all or any of the wastes and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the said Thomas Hunt 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 or the like manner, as the said Thomas Hunt or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised unto and to the use of the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns forever, and each of them, the mortgagees and trustees, respectively, 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 Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns that they, the said covenanting parties respectively, have not at any time done, omitted or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to anything, whereby the said premises or any part thereof are, is or may be impeached, affected or encumbered in title, estate or otherwise howsoever, or whereby the trustees are in any wise hindered from exercising in manner, aforesaid, the powers of enfranchisement, revocation and appointment, hereinbefore expressed to be exercised by them, or whereby any of the said covenanting parties respectively are in any wise hindered from enfranchising the same 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, to the intent to charge and bind her separate estate does hereby for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns that, notwithstanding anything by the said Mary Moore, 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, the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore, respectively now 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 and every part thereof 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 of the common land of the said premises (but so that the covenants, hereinafter contained, may not extend to the title to the copyhold or customary estate subsisting in the said premises immediately before the execution hereof), to the use of the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns and be quietly entered in to and upon and held and enjoyed, and the rents and profits thereof received by the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns accordingly without any interruption or disturbance by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them or any person claiming through or in trust for them or any of them or through or in trust for the said Anne Whitchurch, deceased, and that freed and discharged from or otherwise by them, the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, or one of them, their or one of their heirs, executors or administrators, sufficiently indemnified against all estates and encumbrances, claims and demands created, occasioned or made by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them or the said Anne Whitchurch, deceased, or any person 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 said Thomas Hunt, his heirs or assigns execute and do every such assurance and thing for the further or better enfranchising of or assuring all or any of the same premises to the use of the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs and assigns in manner, aforesaid, as by the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs or assigns 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 while having the actual custody of the deeds 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 or her assigns (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 as hereinbefore expressed, does hereby for himself and herself respectively and his and her respective heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Thomas Hunt, 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, upon every reasonable request in writing by the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs or assigns or any person claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises or any part thereof, 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 he or they shall require, every or any of the deeds and monuments of title to the said manor relating to the premises, hereby enfranchised, which shall for the time being be in the possession or power of the said covenanting parties respectively or their respective heirs, executors or administrators 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 said Thomas Hunt, his heirs or assigns and every or any such other person, as aforesaid, and will at the like cost make and furnish to the said Thomas Hunt, his heirs or assigns and every or any other such person, as aforesaid, such true copies, attested or unattested, of all or any of the same deeds, muniments and court rolls respectively, 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, Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon, Julian Pratt, Edward Moore, Mary Moore, J. M. Teesdale.

Received the day and year, first herein before-written, of and from the said Thomas Hunt the sum of £19 6s, being the consideration money, hereinbefore expressed to be paid by him to us, Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon, Julian Pratt: £19 6s.

Witness to the signature of Charles Lloyd: G. W. Lloyd, Chalfont St Giles.

Witness to the signature of George Augustus Vernon: Joseph Smithies Dyer, Harefield Park.

Witness to the signature of Julian Pratt: Walter Edmunds, Challock.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Frederick Charsley in the presence of S. F. Willett, clerk to Mr. G. H. Charsley, solicitor, Slough.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said John Marmaduke Teesdale in the presence of [blank].

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Charles Lloyd in the presence of A. B. G. W. Lloyd of Chalfont St Giles.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said George Augustus Vernon in the presence of Joseph Smithies Dyer, Harefield Park.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Julian Pratt in the presence of Walter Summers, Challock.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Edward Moore in the presence of George Everett, clerk to Messieurs Maples, Teesdale and Co., 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, solicitors.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Mary Moore in the presence of Fred Maples, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, solicitor.

This deed marked with the letter ‘B’ was this day produced before us and acknowledged by the therein named Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, to be her act and deed, previously to which acknowledgement 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 this 18th day of January 1881.
Fred Maples, H. N. Pym: perpetual commissioners.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

24th December 1880

 

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

24th Dec 1880: Messieurs Croxford and Mead, executors of Miss Harriet Day.
Warrant to enter satisfaction of a surrender by Mr Robert Swallow, dated the 27th day of January 1859.
We, Thomas Croxford of Wendover in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, and John Mead of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, retired innkeeper, executors of the will of Harriet Day, late of Amersham, aforesaid, spinster, who was the sole executrix and residuary legatee of William Day, late of Amersham, aforesaid, gentleman, do hereby acknowledge to have received of and from Robert Swallow of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, brickmaker, all principal interest and costs due and owing to us upon or by virtue of a conditional surrender, made and executed by the said Robert Swallow, of certain customary or copyhold hereditaments, lying within and held of the said manor and bearing date the 27th day of January 1859. And we do hereby as such executors, as aforesaid, direct and require the steward 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.
As witness our hands this 24th day of December 1880: Thomas Croxford, John Mead.

Witness to the signing by the said Thomas Croxford: Martin James Barber.

Witness to the signing by the said John Mead: Robert Orton.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

6th April 1881

 

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

The sixth day of April in the year of our lord 1881.

Mr Robert Swallow to C. G. Du Pre, esquire.[41]
Absolute surrender of two pieces of land called Darwins Heath.
Whereas Robert Swallow of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, brick and pot maker, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, has contracted and agreed with Caledon George Du Pre of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, for the absolute sale to him, the said Caledon George Du Pre, 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 £1,050. And whereas for the purposes of the act of Parliament, imposing ad valorem duties on conveyances, it has been agreed that the said purchase money or sum of £1,050 shall be apportioned in manner, hereinafter mentioned, that is to say the sum of £800, as and for the consideration for the pieces or parcels of land and hereditaments, hereinafter described and surrendered, and the sum of £250, as and for the consideration for the said freehold land and hereditaments. Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, the said Robert Swallow came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £800 to the said Robert Swallow paid by the said Caledon George Du Pre, the said Robert Swallow did out of court surrender 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 same 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 6 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, and now and for many years past of the said Robert Swallow, and also the several messuages 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 and for many years past of the said Robert 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 hereditaments the said Robert Swallow was admitted tenant on the 27th day of January 1859. Together with all ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, commons, commonable rights, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, woods, underwoods, easements, 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. 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 in or to any part or parcel thereof. To the only proper use and behoof of the said Caledon George Du Pre, 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 and lady of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle, whereof the said Robert Swallow was possessed at the time of such surrender, for an heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of £4 and paid to the lord of the said manor: Robert Swallow.

Taken and accepted on the day and year, first above-written, by and before me, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

Received on the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named Caledon George Du Pre the sum of £800, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by him to me, Robert Swallow: £800.

Witness: J. M. Teesdale.

Examined: J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

6th April 1881

 

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

The sixth day of April 1881.

6th April 1881: Admittance of C. G. Du Pre, esquire, out of court on the absolute surrender of Mr Robert Swallow.[41]
I certify that the surrender referred to was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale, steward.
...[1]
Whereas on the 6th day of April 1881 Robert Swallow of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckingham, brick and pot maker, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £800 to the said Robert Swallow paid by Caledon Du Pre of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, the said Robert Swallow did out of court surrender 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 those two customary closes or pieces or parcels of arable land or pasture ground called Darwin’s Heath, situate, lying and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, containing by estimation six acres (more or less), 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, and now and for many years past of the said Robert Swallow, and also the several messuages 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 and for many years past of the said Robert 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 said hereditaments the said Robert Swallow was admitted tenant on the 27th day of January 1859. Together with all ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, commons, commonable rights, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, woods, underwoods, easements, 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. 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 in or to any part or parcel thereof. To the only proper use and behoof of the said Caledon George Du Pre, 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 and lady of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle of the said Robert Swallow, whereof he was possessed at the time of such surrender, for an heriot, which had been compounded for at the sum of £4 and paid to the lord of the said manor. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 6th day of April 1881, the said Caledon George Du Pre by George Allington Charsley, 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 pieces of land or ground and premises with the appurtenances unto him, the said Caledon George Du Pre, 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.

 

20th July 1881

 

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

Wednesday 20th July 1881

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 July 1881 before Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry in the city of London, gentleman, deputy steward for this time only of John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the manor. 

The homage:
James Edwards, foreman
John Jones                                            
James Rowles

Second proclamation for heir or devisee of Mr George Healy as trustee of Mrs Isabella Evans.[30]
Who, being charged and sworn upon diverse articles touching this court, present the second proclamation for the heir or devisee of George Healy to come into court and be admitted to certain copyholds, to which the said George Healy was admitted in trust for Mrs Isabella Evans on the 12th May 1852.
Now at this court the second proclamation is made accordingly for the heir or devisee of the said George Healy to come into court and be admitted, but no one appearing, default is recorded and the 3rd proclamation is ordered to be made at the next court.

Admission of Mrs Adelaide Sarah Healy as devisee of George Healy, deceased, to copyholds called Belgrave Holme at Gerrards Cross.[30]
Rent 5s. Fine £35.
Also at this court comes Adelaide Sarah Healy, widow of George Healy, in person and bringing in probate of the will of the said George Healy, dated the 16th day of January 1879, and which will is dated the 1st March 1878, whereby he appointed his wife, Adelaide Sarah Healy, executrix and trustee, and devised his copyhold estate, situate at Gerrards Cross called or known as Belgrave Holme, subject to customary fines, etc, in trust for sale, the proceeds to form part of his personal estate for the absolute benefit of his wife. And the said Adelaide Sarah Healy prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant of 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 said manor, containing by estimation 49 poles, were the same more or less, as the same were formerly in the occupation of George William Deacon. And to which the said George Healy was admitted tenant on the 21st day of August 1858 and called or known as Belgrave Holme, aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor grant seisin by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto her, the said Adelaide Sarah Healy, 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 she gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such her estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but her fealty is respited.

Precept to seize copyhold formerly held by William Stafford the younger.[25]
Also at this court the homage present that public proclamation has been made at three several general courts baron held for the said manor on the 28th day of July 1869, the 7th day of June 1871 and the 9th day of July 1873, for any person or persons claiming title to the customary or copyhold lands and hereditaments, lying within and held of the same manor, of which William Stafford the younger died seised, to come into court and be admitted thereto. And for as much as no one came to take up and be admitted to the said lands and hereditaments, it is commanded and ordered that James Edwards, the bailiff, do seize, and he is accordingly authorised and required to seize into the hands of the lord of the said manor all and singular the said customary or copyhold lands and hereditaments, of which the said William Stafford the younger so died seised, and forthwith to make his return to the precept then committed to him.

First proclamation for heir or devisee of Mrs Mary Wise.                                     
Also the homage present the death of Mary Wise on the 12th day of May 1880, who died seised of certain copyholds, to which she was admitted as devisee of Jonas Wise on the 25th day of June 1879. And the first proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of the said Mary Wise to come in and be admitted.

Admission of Mr James Edwards as devisee of Mr Simeon Edwards to copyholds at Gold Hill.[7]
Also at this court the homage present the probate of the will of Simeon Edwards, dated the 3rd day of March 1879, which will is dated the 4th day of January 1867, whereof testator’s brother, James Edwards, was appointed executor, whereby testator gave and bequeathed all his freehold, copyhold and leasehold lands, tenements and hereditaments and all other his real estate unto his brother James Edwards, his heirs and assigns absolutely.

Now at this court comes the said James Edwards in his own right and prays to be admitted to all those tofts of land, hereditaments and premises, whereon several tenements formerly stood, 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, also 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, afterwards of Elizabeth Frisby, and more recently of the late Simeon Edwards, and had been for many years converted into and formed part of a certain freehold garden and premises, formerly belonging to Edward Gunter Howis, and were the same entire hereditaments and premises, to which the late Simeon 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 late Simeon Edwards in, to and out of the said premises. To which said James Edwards the lord of the said manor by his deputy steward, aforesaid, grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said James Edwards, 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 rents, customs, heriots when they shall happen, and other services therefore due and of rights accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant to the said premises, but his fealty is respited.

Admission of Mr James Edwards as devisee of Mr Simeon Edwards to copyholds at Gravelly Hill.[60]
Quit-rent 3d. Fine ex favore £5.
Also at this court comes the said James Edwards in his own proper person and prayed of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant under the will of his said brother, Simeon Edwards, to all that customary messuage or tenement, situate at Gravelly Hill, also a piece of wasteland on Gravelly Hill, containing six poles or thereabouts, to which the late Simeon Edwards was admitted tenant on the 30th April 1827. To whom the lord by his deputy steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage, cottage or tenement and also the said piece of wasteland with the 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 3d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens, and other customs and 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 is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Admission of Mr James Edwards on the surrender of Miss E. M. Colston to copyholds at Gravel Hill.[26]
I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, Edmund T. M. Teesdale, deputy steward.
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:
The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Be it remembered that on the 3rd day of November 1869 Emma Maria Colston of No. 17 Munden Street, Hammersmith Road, in Middlesex, spinster, one of the customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of the sum of £62 sterling to her the said Emma Maria Colston paid by James Edwards of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, at or before the taking of the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, 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 and lady of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Simeon Edwards and Joseph Coleman, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the said manor all that messuage or tenement, outbuildings, garden and premises, situate at Gravel Hill within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Alfred Ford as a weekly tenant, and to which premises the said Emma Maria Colston was admitted tenant on or about the 28th day of July 1869. Together with all commons, ways, rights, easements, advantages and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereditaments and premises or any part thereof appertaining or with the same or any part thereof held, used and enjoyed or reputed as part thereof or appurtenant thereto. 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 Emma Maria Colston in, to or out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said James Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor.

Now at this court comes the said James Edwards and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said messuage or tenement with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by the deputy steward, aforesaid, grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage, tenement and premises with the appurtenances unto 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 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 and lady for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had, as aforesaid, as appears, etc, and was admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

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

 

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

The 12th day of October 1881.

Admission of Mr James Pedder under the will of Jonas Wise to copyholds at Gold Hill.[2] Rent 4s 4d. Fine £45.
Whereas at a general court baron and customary court of this manor held on the 25th June 1879 Mary Wise by Heathfield Young, her attorney, was admitted tenant in fee to all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, wherein William Hunt formerly did dwell, but afterwards 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, 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. And also all those other two 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 now of Miss Byass, and also by the Grange Park and known as Gold Hill Cottage, towards the south by the 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 William Cannon, and now of George Welch, and in the remaining part towards the west by the land formerly of William Humber and now of George Martin Bullock, clerk. And whereas the said Mary Wise died on the 12th day of May 1880, and whereas James Pedder is under the will of the late Jonas Wise, dated the 16th day of August 1872, probate whereof was presented at a court held on the 25th day of June 1879, aforesaid, entitled to a present life estate in all the said messuages or tenements and closes of land, hereinbefore mentioned.
Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 12th day of October 1881, the said James Pedder in his own proper person came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, esquire, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the said messuages or tenements and closes of land, hereinbefore described. To whom the lord of the said manor by John Marmaduke Teesdale, his steward, grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuages or tenements and hereditaments and premises unto him, the said James Pedder, and his 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 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 he, the said James Pedder, 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, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

22nd November 1881

 

The Reverend Charles Lloyd and others to Mr James Pedder.[2]
Deed of enfranchisement of land, messuages or tenements at Gold Hill.   
This indenture made the 22nd day of November 1881 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 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 Harriettsham in the county of Kent, clerk, (thereinafter 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, James Pedder of Gold Hill in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, hereinafter called the purchaser, of the fourth part, and Keziah Pedder, his wife, Ellen Mary Pedder, spinster, and Mary Wise Collins, wife of John Topham Collins, formerly Mary Wise Pedder, all of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, of the fifth 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 fourth 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 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 the said 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 survivor or survivors 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 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 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 considerations 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 trustees with the concurrence of the parties hereto of the fifth part, who are beneficially entitled in remainder to the messuages and tenements, hereinafter mentioned to enfranchise to him the purchaser the messuages and tenements hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, which they have agreed to do for the sum of £133 1s 4d. And whereas the mortgagers, being satisfied that the said mortgage debt is otherwise sufficiently secured, consent to such enfranchisement and have agreed to join in these presents for the purposes and in manner hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of £133 1s 4d upon the execution of these presents paid with the consent of the parties hereto of the fifth part testified by their executing these presents by the purchaser to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees 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 that 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 execution of these presents, do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estates, uses, powers and provisions, which under and by virtue of by reference to the said last mentioned indenture are now subsisting or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of the land, 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 purchase, do and each of them 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, 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 that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, wherein William Hunt did formerly dwell, but afterwards 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, 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 herein before 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 and 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 now of Miss Byass, and also by the Grange Park, and known as Gold Hill Cottage towards the south by the 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 William Cannon, and now of George Welch, and in the remaining part towards the west by the land formerly of William Humber and now of George Martin Bullock, clerk. To which said hereditaments and premises the said James Pedder was admitted tenant on the 12th day of October 1881. Together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenance to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said messuages and tenements, pieces or parcels of land, hereinbefore described, and all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due and 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 same premises. 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. To the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns, freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal moneys 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 what 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 or 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 only, 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 land and tenements intended to be hereby enfranchised or any part thereof respectively are, is cam, shall or may be impeached, encumbered or otherwise affected in title, 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 the said Edward Moore does hereby for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators, and the said Mary Moore to 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 Annie Whitechurch, deceased, or any person claiming through or in trust for them or either 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 of the common land 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 freed and discharged from or otherwise by them the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore or one of them, their or one of their heirs, executors or administrators sufficiently indemnified against all estates, encumbrances, claims and demands created, occasioned or made by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them or the said Annie Whitchurch, deceased, or any person 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, as shall be reasonably required in manner, aforesaid. And each of them, the mortgagees and trustees, so far as relates to the acts of himself and his own heirs, executors and administrators respectively, only whilst having the actual custody of the deeds 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 or her assigns 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 then is hereinbefore expressed, does hereby for himself and herself respectively 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 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 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, uncancelled and undefaced. In witness whereof, the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year, first before-written.
 

Frederick Charsley J. M. Teesdale
Charles Lloyd George Augustus Vernon
Julian Pratt Edward Moore
Mary Moore James Pedder
Mary Wise Collins Ellen Mary Pedder


Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Frederick Charsley in the presence of W. H. Charsley, Oriental Bank Corporation, Threadneedle Street, London.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said John Marmaduke Teesdale in the presence of Frederick Willis, clerk to Messieurs Maples, Teesdale and Co., 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitors.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Charles Lloyd in the presence of G. W. Lloyd, the Rectory, Chalfont St Giles, Bucks.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said George Augustus Vernon in the presence of Joseph Smithies Dyer, Harefield Park, Midd.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Julian Pratt in the presence of Walter Summers, grocer, Challock, Kent.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said James Pedder in the presence of George Everett, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, clerk to Maples, Teesdale and Co., solicitors.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Keziah Pedder in the presence of [blank].

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Mary Pedder in the presence of George Everett.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Mary Wise Collins in the presence of George Everett.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Edward Moore in the presence of Edmund T. M. Teesdale, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitor.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Mary Moore in the presence of Edmund T. M. Teesdale, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitor.

Received the day and year, first before-written, of and from the said James Pedder the sum of £133 1s 4d, being the consideration money, hereinbefore expressed to be paid by him to us, Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon, Julian Pratt: £133 1s 4d.

Witness to the signature of the said Charles Lloyd: [blank].

Witness to the signature of the said George Augustus Vernon: Joseph Smithies Dyer, Harefield Park, Midd.

Witness to the signature of the said Julian Pratt: Walter Summers, grocer, Challock, Kent.

This deed, marked with the letter A, was this day produced before us and acknowledged by the therein named Mary the wife of Edward Moore to be her act and deed, previously to which acknowledgement 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.

Witness our hands this 22nd day of November 1881:
 

Fred Maples }
H. N. Pym } perpetual commissioners.


This deed, marked with the letter A, was this day produced before us and acknowledged by the therein named Mary Wise, the wife of John Topham Collins, to be her act and deed, previously to which acknowledgement the said Mary Wise Collins 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.

Witness our hands this 19th day of December 1881:
 

Fred Maples }
H. N. Pym } perpetual commissioners.


Memorandum that subsequently to the enforcement of these presents it was found that Keziah Pedder, party hereto, of the fifth part, had been dead upwards of eighteen months, as appears by the certificate of her burial on the 14th June 1880.

Memorandum that the within-named James Pedder by deed poll, dated the 19th day of December 1881, hereunto annexed, declared that he, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns would stand seised of all the premises, hereby enfranchised, upon the trusts declared concerning the same by the will of Jonas Wise, deceased, in favour of the said Ellen Mary Pedder and Mary Wise Collins after the decease of the said James Pedder.

Burials in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire in the year 1880.

Name: Keziah Pedder
Abode: Gold Hill
When buried: June 14th 1880Age: 74 years
By whom the ceremony was performed: A. Cox, assistant curate.

I certify that the above a correct extract from the register of burials for the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire made this 18th day of December 1881.
James Edwards

Examined [by the] steward.

 

19th December 1881

Declaration of trust by Mr James Pedder.
To all, to whom these represents shall come, James Pedder of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, sends greeting. Whereas Jonas Wise, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, by his will, dated the 16th day of August 1872 and duly proved on the 18th day of May 1877, 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 wife Mary Wise for and during the term of her natural life, on her decease to his brother in law, the said James Pedder, and his assigns for his life, and on his decease to his wife, Keziah Pedder, and her assigns for her life, and on her decease to the testator’s two nieces, Ellen Mary Pedder and Mary Wise Pedder, the two daughters of the said James Pedder, in equal shares as tenants in common and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns. And whereas on the 16th day of October 1877 the said Mary Wise Pedder intermarried with John Topham Collins. And whereas at a court held for the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire on the 25th June 1879 the said Mary Wise was duly admitted tenant to all the copyhold tenements and premises, hereinafter more particularly described, to hold the same according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said Jonas Wise. And whereas the said Mary Wise died on the 12th day of May 1880. And whereas the said Keziah Pedder died on the 14th day of June 1880. And whereas out of court, namely on the 12th day of October 1881, the said James Pedder came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and was duly admitted to the said tenements and premises, hereafter more particularly described, to hold the same according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said Jonas Wise, deceased. And whereas the said James Pedder has recently with the consent of the said Ellen Mary Pedder and Mary Wise Collins, testified by their execution to the enfranchisement deed, dated the 22nd day of November 1881, enfranchised the said tenements and premises, hereinafter more particularly described, which by the same deed were granted, released and confirmed unto the said James Pedder and his heirs. Now these presents witness that he, the said James Pedder, does hereby declare that he, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns will stand seized of all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, wherein William Hunt did formerly dwell, but afterwards 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, 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; 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 and 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 said 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 now of Miss Byass, and also by the Grange Park and known as Gold Hill Cottage, towards the south by the 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 William Cannon and now of George Welch, and in the remaining part towards the west by the land formerly of William Humber and now of George Martin Bullock, clerk, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said messuages and tenements, pieces or parcels of land, hereinbefore described, all of which premises have been enfranchised by the said deed dated the 22nd day of November 1881 upon the trusts declared concerning the same by the said will of the said Jonas Wise, deceased, in favour of the said Ellen Mary Pedder and Mary Wise Collins after the decease of him, the said James Pedder. In witness whereof he, the said James Pedder, has hereunto set his hand and seal this 19th day of December 1881.
James Pedder.

Witness to the signature and execution of the said James Pedder hereto, Edmund T. M. Teesdale, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitor.

Examined, steward.

 

27th May 1883

The trustees of the Reverend E. Moore and Mrs Moore and others to Mr William Davis.[35] Deed of enfranchisement of a piece of land (formerly waste, lying near the French Horn, and two cottages thereon, parcel of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire). 
This indenture, made the 27th day of May 1883 between Frederick Charsley, late of Herschells, Slough, in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Salt Hill in the said county, gentleman, 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 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, but now of Challock Vicarage, Ashford, in the same county, 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 William Davis of Rochester Row, Westminster, in the county of Middlesex, book manufacturer, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of 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 fourth 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 mortgagees of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement, dated 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 trustees of the other part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) 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 or their or his assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 said 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 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 the now reciting indenture with or without all or any of the commons, rights, liberties, 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 or 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 power 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 at a court held for the said manor on the 3rd day of October 1879 the said William Davis was admitted tenant to all the copyhold hereditaments and premises, parcel of the said manor, hereinafter described and intended to be hereby enfranchised, to hold the same unto the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the trustees in exercise of a power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore have agreed with the said William Davis for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £50. 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 manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £50 upon the execution hereof paid by the said William Davis to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said William Davis, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estates, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 land, messuage or tenement and hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. 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 does hereby grant, assign and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid) do and each of them 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 said William Davis and his heirs all that piece of land or ground (formerly waste), lying and being near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath, adjoining land formerly in the occupation of Joseph Tilbury, containing by estimation 12 poles or thereabouts, and whereon the said James Wood, deceased, sometime since erected two cottages, and to which said premises the said William Davis was admitted tenant, as aforesaid, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said piece of land, messuages or tenements, hereinbefore described, and all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said piece of land, messuages or tenements, and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the mortgagees, the trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore and each of them in, to and upon the said piece of land, messuages and tenements. To have and to hold all the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns, freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof and also discharged from all principal money and interest owing 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 and 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 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 said William Davis, all such commonage and right of common of what nature or kind soever in, upon and over all or any of the wastes and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the said William Davis 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 or the like manner as the said William Davis or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised unto and to the use of the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns forever, and each of them, the mortgagees and trustees respectively, 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 William Davis, his heirs and assigns that they, the said convenanting parties, respectively have not at any time done, omitted or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to anything, whereby the said premises or any part thereof are, is or may be impeached, affected or encumbered in title, estate or otherwise howsoever, or whereby the trustees are in any wise hindered from exercising in manner, aforesaid, the powers of enfranchisement, revocation and appointment, hereinbefore expressed to be exercised by them, or whereby any of the said covenanting parties respectively are in any wise hindered from enfranchising the same 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, to the intent to charge and bind her separate estate, does hereby for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns that, notwithstanding anything by the said Mary Moore, 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, the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore, respectively now 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 and every part thereof 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 of the common land of the said premises (but so that the covenants, hereinafter contained, may not extend to the title to the copyhold or customary estate subsisting in the said premises immediately before the execution hereof) to the use of the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns and be quietly entered into and upon and held and enjoyed and the rents and profits thereof received by the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns accordingly without any interruption or disturbance by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them or any person claiming through or in trust for them or any of them or through or in trust for the said Anne Whitchurch, deceased, and that free and discharged from or otherwise by them, the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, or one of them, their or one of their heirs, executors and administrators sufficiently indemnified against all estates and encumbrances, claims and demands created, occasioned or made by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them or the said Anne Whitchurch, deceased, or any person 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 said William Davis, his heirs or assigns execute and do every such assurance and thing for the further or better enfranchising and assuring all or any of the said premises to the use of the said William Davis, his heirs and assigns in manner, aforesaid, as by the said William Davis, his heirs or assigns 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 while having the actual custody of the deeds 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 or her assigns (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 as hereinbefore expressed, does hereby for himself and herself respectively and his and her respective heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said William Davis, 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 said William Davis, his heirs or assigns or any person claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises or any part thereof 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 he or they shall require, every or any of the deeds and muniments of title to the said manor relating to the premises hereby enfranchised, which shall for the time being be in the possession or power of the said covenanting parties respectively or their respective heirs, executors or administrators 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 said William Davis, his heirs and assigns and every or any such other person, as aforesaid, and will at the like cost make and furnish to the said William Davis, his heirs or assigns or any such other person, as aforesaid, such true copies attested and unattested of all or any of the same deeds, muniments and court rolls respectively, 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 before written:
Frederick Charsley, J. M. Teesdale, Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon, Julian Pratt, Edward Moore, Mary Moore.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Frederick Charsley in the presence of M. B. Daniell, 5 Clarendon Terrace, Brighton.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said John Marmaduke Teesdale in the presence of George Everett, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, clerk to Messieurs Maples, Teesdale and Company, solicitors.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Charles Lloyd in the presence of Giles W. Lloyd (gentleman), The Rectory, Chalfont St Giles.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said George Augustus Vernon in the presence of William Frederick Vernon, Harefield Park near Uxbridge.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Julian Pratt in the presence of George Small, grocer, etc, Challock, Kent.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Edward Moore in the presence of Edmund T. M. Teesdale, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitor.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Mary Moore in the presence of Edmund T. M. Teesdale.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said William Davis in the presence of [blank].

This deed was this day produced before me and acknowledged by Mary Moore, therein named, to be her act and deed, previous to which acknowledgment the said Mary Moore was examined by me 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.
And I declare that I am not interested or concerned either as a party or as solicitor or clerk to the solicitor for one of the parties or otherwise in the transaction giving occasion for the said acknowledgment.
Dated this 28th day of May 1883.

H. N. Pym, a commissioner for taking acknowledgments, etc.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

8th June 1883

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

The 8th June 1883: Admittance of Mr Fitzhardinge Oldaker to a piece of land at Gerrards Cross.[18]
Fine £5. Quit-rent 7s 6d.
Whereas on the 30th day of October 1880 George Simon, the eldest son and customary heir of Louis Michael Simon, deceased, in pursuance of a covenant in an indenture dated the 14th day of August 1877 and made between the said Louis Michael Simon (therein called Lewis Michael Simon) and Edward Allcard of the one part and Fitzhardinge Oldaker of No. 61 Park Street, Grosvenor Square, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, of the other part, and in consideration of £25 sometime since paid by the said Fitzhardinge Oldaker to the said Louis Michael Simon and Edward Allcard, the said George Simon did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of Charles Taylor Ware, the deputy steward for that turn and purpose only, according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece or parcel of ground, parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing in length 112 yards and by admeasurement one rood and four poles, and all other the hereditaments and premises, to which the said Louis Michael Simon and John Harbrush Davidge (since deceased) were admitted tenants on the 24th day of July 1843, together with the actual and reputed rights, easements and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or therewith usually occupied or enjoyed or appurtenant thereto, and all the estate and interest of the said Louis Michael Simon therein, to the use of the said Fitzhardinge Oldaker, 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. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 8th day of June 1883, the said Fitzhardinge Oldaker 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 Fitzhardinge Oldaker, 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 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.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

17th May 1883

Probate of the will and codicil of Mr George Montague, deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me, George Montague of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, baker and farmer. I revoke all wills and testamentary instruments heretofore executed by me and I appoint my daughter, Mary Anne Montague, and Peter Barron Matthews of Number 50 Lincolns Inn Fields, London, solicitor, executors and trustees of this my will. I give, devise and bequeath all the real estate (except copyholds) and all the personal estate, to which at the time of my death I may be entitled or of which I may then have power to dispose by will, unto and to the use of the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature thereof respectively, upon trust to sell and convert into money my said estates or such parts thereof, as shall be of a saleable or convertible nature and to get in the other parts thereof with power to sell by public auction or private contract together or in parcels, and subject to such conditions, as my trustees shall judge expedient and generally to effect the sale and conversion of my said estates in such manner, as they shall deem most advantageous. But, nevertheless, I empower my trustees to suspend or postpone the sale, conversion or getting in of my said estates or any part or parts thereof respectively for such period, as they shall judge expedient. And I declare that for the purposes of enjoyment and transmission, my said real and personal estates shall be considered as money from the time of my death and the rents, interest and other yearly produce thereof until the actual sale, conversion and getting in thereof shall be applied in the same manner as the income of the monies to arise form such sale, conversion and getting in would be applicable under or by virtue of the trusts, hereinafter declared. And I direct my trustees to stand possessed of the monies to arise from the sale, conversion and getting in of my said estates upon trust thereout in the first place to pay or retain all the expenses incident to the execution of the preceding trusts and powers and my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses, and then to divide the ultimate surplus of the said monies between and amongst my four children, George Montague and the said Mary Anne Montague and my daughter Emma Montague and my son John Kemp Montague. And I declare that the share of each of my said daughters Mary Anne Montague and Emma Montague shall belong to her for her sole and separate use, free from the control of any husband, and that her receipt shall be and shall alone be a good discharge for the same. And I will all the copyhold estates, to which I may be entitled at the time of my death shall, so far as the tenure thereof will permit, be disposed of according to the trusts and declarations, hereinbefore contained, concerning my other real estate, and for the greater convenience of performing such my will I devise the same copyhold estates to such uses as my trustees, the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, or the survivor of them shall by any deed or deeds to be executed within 21 years from my decease appoint, in order to complete any sale or sales to be made pursuant to this my will. And in default of appointment to the use of the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, their heirs and assigns, to be held upon and subject to the trusts and declarations, aforesaid. I devise all the freehold estates, which at my decease shall be vested in me as mortgagee or trustee unto and to the use of my said trustees, Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, their heirs and assigns, subject to the equities affecting the same respectively. And I devise all the copyhold estates, which at my decease shall be vested in me as mortgagee or trustee, to such uses and for such purposes, as the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews or the survivor of them shall by deed from time to time appoint and subject thereto, to the use of the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, their heirs and assigns, subject to the equities affecting the same respectively. I direct that the said Peter Barron Matthews, notwithstanding his acceptance of the office of executor and trustee and his acting in the execution thereof, shall be entitled to make and be allowed all professional and other charges for his time and trouble, which, if employed as solicitor by my trustees, he would be entitled to make any rule of equity to the contrary notwithstanding. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of January 1876. George Montague.
Signed by the said George Montague, the testator, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: John Charles Wingfield, 3 Russia Lane, Victoria Park, solicitors, clerk, Anne Porter Wingfield, his wife.

This is a codicil to the last will of me, George Montague, formerly of Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire, now residing in Sleaford Street, Cambridge, retired baker and farmer. I bequeath my household furniture, chattels and effects, which may be in the house, in which I may be residing at my decease (except the ebony cabinet, which I have previously given to my daughter Mary Anne), unto my daughter Mary Anne Montague absolutely. I direct that the proceeds of sale of the piece of freehold land, formerly Thompson’s, containing about two roods and 17 poles, belonging to me and situate in Dewland, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and the proceeds of sale of my two copyhold cottages at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, shall, after deducting the proper proportion of expenses, be divided between my two daughters, Mary Anne Montague and Emma Laughton, only instead of amongst the four children in my said will named. I hereby confirm my said will in all other respects. In witness whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name this 18th day of January 1883, George Montague.
Signed by the said George Montague, the testator, as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: P. B. Matthews, 50 Lincolns Inn Fields, solicitor, John L. Pate, Sleaford Street, Cambridge.

Probate. The principal registry.

In her majesty’s High Court of Justice.

Be it known that at the date, hereunder written, the last will and testament with a codicil thereto (a copy where is hereunto annexed) of George Montague, formerly of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, but late of Sleaford Street, Cambridge, in the county of Cambridgeshire, retired baker and farmer, deceased, who died on the 14th day of February 1883 at Sleaford Street, aforesaid, was proved and registered in the principal registry of the probate division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice, and that administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid court to Mary Anne Montague, spinster, the daughter of the deceased, and Peter Barron Matthews, the executors named in the said will, they having first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same. And it is hereby certified that an affidavit in verification of the account of the said estate has been delivered, wherein it is shown that the gross value of the said estate amounts to £70 2s 6d and no more.
Dated the 17th day of May 1883, Charles J. Middleton, registrar.
Seal of the probate division.
Extracted by P. B. Matthews, solicitor, Lincoln Inn Fields.

 

26th January 1884

Miss Mary Anne Montague and others to Miss Jane Mollett.
Appointment and release of copyholds of the manor Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
This indenture made the 26th day of January 1884 between Mary Anne Montague of the borough of Cambridge, spinster, and Peter Barron Matthews of No. 50 Lincolns Inn Fields in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, of the first part, the said Mary Anne Montague of the second part, the said Peter Barron Matthews of the third part, William Hardman Laughton of the borough of Cambridge, aforesaid, tailor, and Emma Laughton, his wife (formerly Emma Montague, spinster), of the fourth part, William Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, aforesaid, gentleman, of the fifth part, William Gurney of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, miller, of the sixth part, George Montague of 31 Carthew Road, Bradmoor Park, Hammersmith, railway porter, of the seventh part, John Kemp Montague of 31 Carthew Road, aforesaid, railway porter, of the eighth part, and Jane Mollett of Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, spinster, of the ninth part. Whereas John Kemp, late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, butcher, deceased, being seised of and entitled to the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, for an estate of inheritance to him and his heirs according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, aforesaid, duly made and executed his will, dated the 14th day of June 1856, and thereby, after nominating George Montague (hereinafter called George Montague the elder) and Esther Montague, his wife, executor and executrix and trustees thereof, and after giving certain specific and pecuniary legacies and a certain annuity (which annuity he charged upon all his freehold and copyhold estates, but which has long since determined by reason of the death of the annuitant), devised and bequeathed all his hereditaments except trust or mortgage estates unto and to the use of the said George Montague the elder and Esther Montague, their heirs, administrators and assigns respectively according to the nature and tenure of the same hereditaments, and as to such 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 therefore due and accustomed, upon trust that the said George Montague the elder and Esther Montague 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 income of the said hereditaments so devised and bequeathed, as aforesaid, and pay the net residue of such income unto the said Esther Montague during her life and after her death upon trust to pay the same income unto the said George Montague the elder during his life and after the death of the survivor of the said George Montague the elder and Esther Montague, upon trust that the trustees or trustee for the time being should[2] convey the same hereditaments or stand possessed thereof, in trust for all and every the children of the said George Montague the elder by the said Esther Montague then or thereafter to be born and who should 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. And whereas the said John Kemp died on the 13th day of November 1865 without having revoked or altered his said will and the same was duly proved by the said George Montague the elder and Esther Montague in the principal registry of the court of probate on the 30th day of December 1865. And whereas at a court held for the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 18th day of April 1866 the said George Montague the elder was admitted tenant of the said hereditaments, hereinafter described. To hold the same unto the said George Montague the elder, his heirs and assigns forever according to the tenor and effect of the said will and according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, suits and services therefore due and accustomed. And whereas the said Esther Montague died on the 19th day of January 1868, and whereas there were four children and no more of the said George Montague the elder by the said Esther Montague, all of whom have long since attained the age of 21 years, namely the said Mary Anne Montague, Emma Laughton, George Montague (party hereto) and John Kemp Montague. And whereas the said George Montague the elder duly made and executed his will, dated the 20th day of January 1876, and thereby after appointing the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, executors and trustees thereof, devised all the copyhold estates, which at his death should be vested in him as trustee, to such uses and for such purposes, as the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews should by deed from time to time appoint and subject thereto, to the use of the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, their heirs and assigns, subject to the equities affecting the same. And whereas the said George Montague the elder died on the 14th day of February 1883 without having revoked or altered his said will except by a codicil dated the 18th day of January 1883, which did not affect such will, so far as the same is hereinbefore recited, and such will and codicil were duly proved by the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews in the principal registry of the probate division of the High Court of Justice on the 17th day of May 1883. And whereas by an indenture of mortgage, dated the 28th day of September 1878 and made between the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton of the one part, and the Reverend Thomas Russell Wright and Samuel Reuben Ginn of the other part, and duly acknowledged by the said Emma Laughton, pursuant to the statue in that behalf, in consideration of the sum of £125 paid by the said Thomas Russell Wright and Samuel Reuben Ginn to the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton, the share and interest of the said Emma Laughton or the said William Hardman Laughton in her right, expectant upon the death of the said George Montague the elder of and in all the hereditaments devised by the will of the said John Kemp, deceased, were granted by the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton to the use of the said Thomas Russell Wright and Samuel Reuben Ginn, their heirs and assigns by way of mortgage for securing the said sum of £125 with interest for the same. And whereas by an indenture of mortgage, dated the 10th day of March 1880 and made between the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton of the one part and the said Samuel Reuben Ginn of the other part, and duly acknowledged by the said Emma Laughton, pursuant to the statute in that behalf, in consideration of the sum of £75 paid by the said Samuel Reuben Ginn to the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton, the said share and interest of the said Emma Laughton or the said William Hardman Laughton in her right were granted by the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton to the use of the said Samuel Reuben Ginn, his heirs and assigns by way of mortgage for securing the sum of £75 with interest for the same, subject to the said indenture of mortgage of the 28th day of September 1878. And whereas by an indenture, dated the 9th day of October 1883 and expressed to be made by way of statutory of transfer of mortgage between the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton of the first part, the said Thomas Russell Wright and Samuel Reuben Ginn of the second part, and the said Peter Barron Matthews of the third part, in consideration of the sum of £128 4s 11d (being the aggregate amount of principal and interest due in respect of the said indenture of mortgage of the 28th day of September 1878) paid by the said Peter Barron Matthews to the said Thomas Russell Wright and Samuel Reuben Ginn (the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged), the said Thomas Russell Wright and Samuel Reuben Ginn at the request of the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton transferred to the said Peter Barron Matthews the benefit of the said indenture of mortgage of the 28th day of September 1878. And whereas by an indenture, dated the 9th day of October 1883 and expressed to be made by way of statutory transfer of mortgage between the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton of the first part, the said Samuel Reuben Ginn of the second part, and the said Peter Barron Matthews of the third part, in consideration of the sum of £77 2s 6d (being the aggregate amount of principal money and interest due in respect of the said indenture of mortgage of the 10th day of March 1880) paid by the said Peter Barron Matthews to the said Samuel Reuben Ginn (the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged), the said Samuel Reuben Ginn at the request of the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton transferred to the said Peter Barron Matthews the benefit of the said indenture of mortgage of the 10th day of March 1880. And whereas by an indenture of mortgage, dated the 5th day of April 1877 and made between the said George Montague (party hereto) and hereinafter called the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague of the one part, and the said William Garner of the other part in consideration of the sum of £100 paid by the said William Garner to the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague (inter alia), the shares and interests of them, the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague respectively, expectant upon the death of the said George Montague the elder of and in all the said hereditaments devised by the will of the said John Kemp, deceased, were granted by the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague to the use of the said William Garner, his heirs and assigns by way of mortgage for securing the sum of £100 with interest for the same. And whereas by an indenture of further charge, dated the 21st day of June 1877, endorsed upon the said indenture of mortgage of the 5th day of April 1877 and made between the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague of the one part and the said William Garner of the other part, in consideration of the sum of £50 paid by the said William Garner to the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague (inter alia), the shares and interests of them, the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague respectively, were charged with the payment to the said William Garner, his executors, administrators or assigns of the further sum of £50 with interest for the same. And whereas by an indenture of further charge, dated the 29th day of May 1878 and expressed to be made between the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague of the one part and the said William Garner of the other part, in consideration of the sum of £300 paid by the said William Garner to the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague (inter alia), the said shares and interests of them, the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague respectively, were charged by them with the payment to the said William Garner, his executors, administrators or assigns of the further sum of £300 with interest for the same. And whereas by an indenture of mortgage, dated the 12th day of June 1879 and made between the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague of the one part and the said William Gurney of the other part, in consideration of the sum of £98 17s 11d then owing to the said William Gurney by the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague and of the further sum of £21 2s 1d paid by the said William Gurney to the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague, making together the sum of £120 (inter alia), the said shares and interests of the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague respectively were granted by the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague to the use of the said William Gurney, his heirs and assigns by way of mortgage for securing the sum of £120 with interest for the same subject to the said indenture of mortgage of the 5th day of April 1877, and the said indentures of further charge of the 21st day of June 1877 and the 29th day of May 1878 respectively. And whereas by an indenture of further charge, dated the 19th day of February 1880 and made between the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague of the one part and the said William Garner of the other part in consideration of the sum of £142 paid by the said William Garner to the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague (inter alia), the said shares and interests of them, the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague respectively, were charged by them with the payment to the said William Garner, his executors, administrators or assigns of the further sum of £142 with interest for the same. And whereas by an indenture of further charge, dated the 1st day of December 1880 made between the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague of the one part, and the said William Garner of the other part, in consideration of the sum of £130 paid by the said William Garner to the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague (inter alia), the said shares and interests of them, the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague respectively, were charged by them with the payment to the said William Garner, his executors, administrators or assigns of the further sum of £130 with interest for the same. And whereas the said Mary Anne Montague, William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton, George Montague and John Kemp Montague have agreed with the said Jane Mollett for the sale to her at the price of £505 of the said copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, and the inheritance thereof in possession according to the custom of the manor, aforesaid, free from encumbrances except the accustomed rents, suits and services. And whereas all principal moneys and interests intended to be secured by the hereinbefore recited indentures of mortgage further charge and transfer to the said William Garner, William Gurney and Peter Barron Matthews respectively have been paid off and discharged, as they do hereby respectively admit and acknowledge and they respectively have agreed to concur in these presents for the purpose and in manner hereinafter appearing. And whereas the deeds and writings specified in the schedule hereto relate as well to the said hereditaments, hereinafter described, as to other hereditaments belonging to the said Peter Barron Matthews absolutely of larger value, and it has been agreed that the said Peter Barron Matthews shall retain the said deeds and writings, which have been placed in his custody and should enter into such acknowledgment and undertaking in relation thereto, as are hereinafter contained. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreements and in consideration of the sum of £505 upon the execution of these presents paid by the said Jane Mollett in manner following, that is to say, as to the sum of £126 5s, being one equal fourth part of the said purchase money of £505 to the said Mary Anne Montague (the receipt whereof the said Mary Anne Montague does hereby acknowledge), as to the like sum of £126 5s to the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton (the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge), as to the like sum of £126 5s to the said George Montague (the receipt whereof he does hereby acknowledge), and as to the like sum of £126 5s to the said John Kemp Montague (the receipt whereof he does hereby acknowledge), they, the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, by virtue and in exercise of the power for this purpose given to them by the said will of the said George Montague the elder and of every or any other power enabling them in this behalf as trustees and by the direction of the said Mary Anne Montague, William Hardman Laughton, Emma Laughton, George Montague and John Kemp Montague as beneficial owners, each of whom shall be deemed to direct as beneficial owners to the extent only of his or her share and interest in the hereditaments, hereinbefore described, do hereby appoint and by virtue of their estate as trustees do hereby grant and convey, and the said Peter Barron Matthews, William Garner and William Gurney respectively as and according to their respective estates and interests as such mortgagees, as aforesaid (as to the said Peter Barron Matthews by the direction of the said William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton as beneficial owners to the extent aforesaid, and as to the said William Garner and William Gurney respectively by the direction of the said George Montague and John Kemp Montague as beneficial owners to the extent aforesaid), do hereby assign, release and convey, and the said Mary Anne Montague, William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton, George Montague and John Kemp Montague respectively as and according to their respective estates and interests as beneficial owners respectively to the extent, aforesaid (and as to the said Emma Laughton with the concurrence of the said William Hardman Laughton) I do hereby assign, dispose of, convey and confirm unto the said Jane Mollett, her heirs and assigns all that piece or parcel of land, containing according to a recent admeasurement 26 perches or thereabouts, situate at Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, with the messuage or tenement and outbuildings, erected or standing thereon and now or late in the tenure or occupation of George Welch and together also with the double cottage or tenement and outbuildings erected or standing thereon, and now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Harris as weekly tenant. All which said piece or parcel of land, messuage, cottage and hereditaments are delineated or otherwise sufficiently indicated on the plan drawn in the margin of these presents and thereon coloured red and green and are in the court rolls of the said manor described, as follows, that is to say: “All that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor, with the messuage or tenement thereon built, situate on the common called Gold Hill, containing by estimation 18 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, formerly in the occupation of Daniel Northcroft and then of the Reverend David Ives, and to which the said Daniel Northcroft was admitted at a court baron held for the said manor on the 25th day of November 1812 on the lord’s grant”. To hold the premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby appointed or conveyed or intended so to be unto and to the use of the said Jane Mollett, her heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, but discharged from all principal moneys and interest intended to be secured by and from all claims and demands under the hereinbefore recited indentures respectively. And the said Peter Barron Matthews does hereby acknowledge the right of the said Jane Mollett to production of the said deeds and writings specified in the said schedule hereto and to delivery of copies thereof and does hereby undertake for the safe custody thereof. 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:

1877 April 5.     
Indenture of mortgage: George Montague and John Kemp Montague of one part and William Garner of the other part.

1877 June 21.
Indenture of further charge (endorsed on last mentioned indenture) between same parties.

1878 May 29.
Indenture of further charge between same parties.

1879 June 12.
Indenture of mortgage: George Montague and John Kemp Montague of the one part and William Gurney of the other part.

1880 February 19.
Indenture of further charge: George Montague and John Kemp Montague of one part and William Garner of other part.

1880 December 1.
Indenture of further charge between same parties.

1878 September 28.
Indenture of mortgage: William Hardman Laughton and Emma his wife of one part and Reverend Thomas Russell Wright and Samuel Reuben Ginn of other part.

1880 March 10.
Indenture of mortgage: William Hardman Laughton and Emma his wife of one part and Samuel Reuben Ginn of other part.

1882 October 9.
Indenture of statutory transfer of mortgage: William Hardman Laughton and Emma his wife, first part, Reverend Thomas Russell Wright and Samuel Reuben Ginn of second part and Peter Barron Matthews of third part.

Same date.
Indenture of statutory transfer of mortgage William Hardman Laughton and Emma his wife, of first part, Samuel Reuben Ginn of the second part and Peter Barron Matthews of third part.

1883 February 16.
Indenture of mortgage: Mary Anne Montague of one part and Samuel Reuben Ginn and George Alfred Matthew of other part.

1883 October 9.
Indenture of statutory reconveyance of mortgage: Samuel Reuben Ginn and George Alfred Matthew of one part and Mary Anne Montague of other part.

Mary Anne Montague
P. B. Matthews
William H. L. Laughton
Emma Laughton
W. Garner
William Gurney
George Montague
John Kemp Montague.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Mary Anne Montague, Peter Barron Matthews, William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton in the presence of P. B. Matthews, clerk to P. B. Matthews, 50 Lincolns Inn Fields, solicitor.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named William Garner, William Gurney, George Montague and John Kemp Montague in the presence of Walter Benning, clerk to Messieurs Woolls, Paterson and Garner, solicitors, Uxbridge.

This deed was this day produced before me and acknowledged by Emma Laughton, therein named to be her act and deed, previous to which acknowledgment the said Emma Laughton was examined by me 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. And I declare that I am not interested or concerned either as a party or as a solicitor or clerk to the solicitor for one of the parties or otherwise in the transaction giving occasion for the said acknowledgment, dated this 24th day of January 1884. W. F. Watson, a perpetual commissioner for taking acknowledgments of deeds by married women.

 

26th January 1884

The trustees of the will of the late Mr G. Montague and another to Miss Montague.
Conveyance of two copyhold cottages, situate at Chalfont St Peters, Bucks.
This indenture made the 26th day of January 1884 between Mary Anne Montague of the borough of Cambridge, spinster, and Peter Barron Matthews of No. 50 Lincolns Inn Fields in the county of Middlesex, solicitor, of the first part, the said Peter Barron Matthews of the second part, Emma Laughton, the wife of William Hardman Laughton of the borough of Cambridge, aforesaid, tailor, of the third part, and the said Mary Anne Montague of the fourth part. Whereas George Montague, formerly of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and late of the borough of Cambridge, aforesaid, was at the date and execution of the indenture, next hereinafter recited, seised of the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, for an estate of inheritance to him, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. And whereas by an indenture, dated the 31st day of March 1877, and another indenture, dated the 24th day of February 1881 and made between William Hardman Laughton of the first part, the said George Montague of the second part and Samuel Reuben Ginn of the third part, the said George Montague charged (amongst other hereditaments) the said copyhold hereditaments with the payment to the said Samuel Reuben Ginn of the respective sums of £70 and £15 and interest thereon respectively, as therein mentioned. And whereas by an indenture, dated the 9th day of October 1883, made by way of statutory transfer of mortgage between the said William Hardman Laughton of the first part, the said Samuel Reuben Ginn of the second part, and the said Peter Barron Matthews of the third part, for the consideration, therein mentioned, the said Samuel Reuben Ginn conveyed to the said Peter Barron Matthews the benefit of the said mortgages respectively. And whereas the said George Montague duly made his last will in writing, dated the 20th day of January 1876, and thereby appointed the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, executors and trustees thereof, and he thereby gave, devised and bequeathed all his real estate (except copyholds) and all his personal estate unto and to the use of the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature thereof respectively, upon trust to sell and convert into money the same, with power to sell by public auction or private contract together or in parcels and subject to such conditions, as his trustees should judge expedient, and to stand possessed of the moneys to arise from such sale and conversion, upon trust thereout in the first place to pay or retain all the expenses incident to the execution of the trusts and powers of his said will and his debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, and then to pay the ultimate surplus between his daughters, the said Mary Anne Montague and Emma Laughton, then Emma Montague, and his two sons, therein named. And he declared that the share of each of his said daughters should belong to her for her separate use. And the said testator willed that all the copyhold estates, to which he might be entitled at the time of his death should, so far as the tenure thereof would permit, be disposed of according to the trusts, therein before contained, concerning his real estate. And for the greater convenience of performing such his will he devised the same copyhold estates to such uses as his trustees, the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, should by deed to be executed within 21 years from his death appoint, in order to complete any sale to be made pursuant to that his will, and in default of appointment, to the use of the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, their heirs and assigns, to be held upon and subject to the trusts, aforesaid. And whereas the said testator by a codicil to his said will, dated the 18th day of January 1883, directed that the proceeds of sale of his two copyhold cottages at Chalfont, aforesaid (thereby meaning the copyhold tenements, hereinafter described), should after deducting the proper proportion of expenses be divided between his two daughters, the said Mary Anne Montague and Emma Laughton, instead of amongst his four children, named in his said will. And whereas the said testator died on the 14th day of February 1883 without having revoked or altered his said will except, so far as the same was revoked or altered by his said codicil, and without having revoked or altered his said codicil, and the said will and codicil were duly proved on the 17th day of May 1883 by the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews in the principal registry. And whereas the estate of the said testator is much more than sufficient for the payment of his debts, funeral and testamentary expenses. And whereas the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews have proposed to exercise the trust for sale contained in the said will, as regards the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, by allowing the said Mary Anne Montague to become the purchaser thereof at the sum of £110, and the said Emma Laughton is satisfied after full enquiry that the said sum is an adequate price and has agreed to the said Mary Anne Montague becoming such purchaser, as aforesaid. And whereas the said Peter Barron Matthews, being satisfied that the other hereditaments, comprised in the said charges, are an ample security for the monies intended to be thereby secured, has agreed to join in these presents in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that for effectuating the said purchase and in consideration of the sum of £110 on or before the execution of these presents with the consent of the said Emma Laughton paid by the said Mary Anne Montague to the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, as such trustees, as aforesaid (the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge), they, the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews, as trustees in exercise of the power for this purpose given to them by the said will and of every or any other power in any wise enabling them in this behalf, and at the request of the said Emma Laughton, do hereby bargain, sell and appoint and she, the said Emma Laughton, does hereby release and confirm unto the said Mary Anne Montague all those two messuages or tenements with the yards, gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, being at the Uxbridge end of the village of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and now in the respective occupations of William Hill and Jesse Craft as tenants thereof. To which said customary hereditaments the said George Montague was admitted tenant on the 24th day of July 1843 by the description of 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 were then in the occupations of Edward Cole and William Hill. To hold the said premises unto and to the use of the said Mary Anne Montague in customary fee simple according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the suits, services, rents, fines and heriots therefore due and of right accustomed. And the said Peter Barron Matthews hereby acknowledges the right of the said Mary Anne Montague to production of the said indentures of the 31st day of March 1877, 24th day of February 1881 and 9th day of October 1883 and to delivery of copies thereof and hereby undertakes for the safe custody thereof. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year, first above-written
Mary Anne Montague.
P. B. Matthews.
Emma Laughton.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews in the presence of P. B. Matthews, junior, clerk to Mr P. B. Matthews, 50 Lincolns Inn Fields, solicitor.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Emma Laughton in the presence of P. B. Matthews, junior.

 

4th February 1884

The trustees of the Reverend Edward and Mrs Moore and others to Mr Henry Watts.[38]
Deed of enfranchisement of a piece of land, containing seven acres, part of the farm called Ninnings, parcel of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
This indenture made the 4th day of February 1884 between Frederick Charsley, late of Hershells, Slough, in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of 5 Clarendon Terrace, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, gentleman, 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, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt, late of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, but now of Challock Vicarage, Ashford, in the same county, 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 Henry Watts of 151 King Henry Road, Primrose Hill, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of 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, and Charles Edward Moore of the third part, and Charles Lloyd (since deceased) of the fourth 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 mortgagees of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement, dated 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 trustees of the other part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) 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 or their or his assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 said 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, of the net proceeds, 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 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 the now reciting indenture with or without all or any of the commons, rights, liberties, 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 or 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 power, 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 power 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 on the 20th day of May 1856 the said Henry Watts was out of court admitted tenant as customary heir of Elizabeth Watts to (inter alia) all that undivided third part or share and one undivided moiety of one other third part or share of and in seven acres of copyhold land and wood ground, then forming part of the farm called Ninnings. And whereas on the same day the said Henry Watts was admitted out of court on the surrender of Mary Anne Heron to (inter alia) 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 seven acres of copyhold land and wood ground. To hold the same respectively unto the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the trustees in exercise of a power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868, and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore have agreed with the said Henry Watts for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £35. And whereas the mortgagees, being satisfied that their said mortgage debt is otherwise sufficiently secured, consent to the said enfranchisement and have agreed to join in these presents for the purposes and in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £35 upon the execution hereof paid by the said Henry Watts to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said Henry Watts, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estate, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 land, messuage or tenement and hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. 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 does hereby grant, assign and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid), do and each of them 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 said Henry Watts and his heirs all that one undivided third part or share and one undivided moiety of one other third part or share of and in the copyhold land and wood ground, containing seven acres, forming part of the farm called Ninnings, to which (inter alia) the said Henry Watts was admitted tenant as customary heir of Elizabeth Watts, as aforesaid, and also all that 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 seven acres of copyhold land and wood ground, to which (inter alia) the said Henry Watts was admitted tenant on the surrender of Mary Anne Heron, as aforesaid, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said pieces of land, hereinbefore described, and all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said piece of land, messuage or tenement, and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the mortgagees, the trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore and each of them in, to and upon the said pieces of land. To have and to hold all the said pieces of land, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns, freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal money and interest owing 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 and 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 said Henry Watts all such commonage and right of common of what 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 said Henry Watts 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 or the like manner, as the said Henry Watts or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns forever. And each of them the mortgagees and trustees respectively, 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 Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns that they the said covenanting parties respectively have not at any time done, omitted or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to anything, whereby the said pieces of land or any part thereof are, is or may be impeached, affected or encumbered in title, estate or otherwise howsoever, or whereby the trustees are in any wise hindered from exercising in manner, aforesaid, the powers of enfranchisement, revocation and appointment, hereinbefore expressed to be exercised by them, or whereby any of the said covenanting parties respectively are in any wise hindered from enfranchising the same 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, to the intent to charge and bind her separate estate, does hereby for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns that, notwithstanding anything by the said Mary Moore, 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, the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore, respectively now 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 and every part thereof 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 of the common land of the said premises (but so that the covenants, hereinafter contained, may not extend to the title to the copyhold or customary estate subsisting in the said premises immediately before the execution hereof), to the use of the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns and be quietly entered into and upon and held and enjoyed, and the rents and profits thereof received by the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns accordingly without any interruption or disturbance by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them or any person claiming through or in trust for them or any of them or through or in trust for Anne Whitchurch, deceased, and that freed and discharged from or otherwise by them, the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, or one of them, their or one of their heirs, executors and administrators sufficiently indemnified against all estates and encumbrances, claims and demands created, occasioned or made by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them or the said Anne Whitchurch, deceased, or any person 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 said Henry Watts, his heirs or assigns executes and do every such assurance and thing for the further or better enfranchising and assuring all or any of the said premises to the use of the said Henry Watts, his heirs and assigns in manner, aforesaid, as by the said Henry Watts, his heirs or assigns 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 while having the actual custody of the deeds 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 or her assigns (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 as hereinbefore expressed does hereby for himself and herself respectively and his and her respective heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Henry Watts, 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 said Henry Watts, his heirs or assigns or any person claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises or any part thereof 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 he or they shall require, every or any of the deeds and muniments of title to the said manor relating to the premises, hereby enfranchised, which shall for the time being be in the possession or power of the said covenanting parties respectively or their respective heirs, executors or administrators 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 said Henry Watts, his heirs or assigns and every or any such other person, as aforesaid, and will at the like cost make and furnish to the said Henry Watts, his heirs or assigns or any other such person, as aforesaid, such true copies attested or unattested of all or any of the same deeds, muniments and court rolls respectively, 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
George Augustus Vernon, lieutenant colonel
Julian Pratt
Edward Moore
Mary Moore

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of William Henry Hough, 4 Hervey Terrace, Brighton.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of William Frederick Vernon, Harefield Park.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Julian Pratt in the presence of Walter Summers, Challock.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Edward Moore and Mary Moore in the presence of Herbert Monckton, solicitor, Maidstone.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named John Marmaduke Teesdale in the presence of [blank].

This deed was this day produced before me and acknowledged by Mary Moore, therein named, to be her act and deed, previous to which acknowledgment the said Mary Moore was examined by me 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.
And I declare that I am not interested or concerned either as a party or as a solicitor or clerk to the solicitors for one of the parties or otherwise in the transactions giving occasion for the said acknowledgment.

Dated this fourth day of February 1884. Herbert Monckton, a perpetual commissioner for taking acknowledgments of married women for the county of Kent.

 

10th March 1884

 

Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The 10th day of March 1884.

Admittance of Miss Mary Anne Montague to copyholds in the village of Chalfont St Peter.[20] 
Fine £10. Rent 6s. Heriot.
Be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 10th day of March 1884, Mary Anne Montague of the borough of Cambridge, spinster, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and as appointee under an indenture, bearing date the 26th day of January 1884 and made between the said Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews of the first part, the said Peter Barron Matthews of the second part, Emma Laughton, wife of William Hardman Laughton of the third part, and the said Mary Anne Montague of the fourth part, prayed to be admitted to all those two messuages, cottages or tenements with the yards, gardens and premises thereto belonging, situate in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, being at the Uxbridge end of the village of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, as the same are now in the respective occupations of William Hill and Jesse Croft as tenants thereof, and of which said premises George Montague was admitted tenant on the 24th day of July 1843. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the same with the appurtenances unto her, the said Mary Anne Montague, 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 yearly quit-rent, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen and other services 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.

 

10th March 1884

 

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

The 10th day of March 1884.

Admittance of Miss Jane Mollett to a piece of ground part of the waste.[45]
Fine £25. Heriot £16 10s. Rent 3s.
Be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 10th day of March 1884, Jane Mollett of Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, spinster, by Henry Leslie Rundle of 19 Essex Street, Strand, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, her attorney, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and as appointee under an indenture, bearing date the 26th day of January 1884 and made between Mary Anne Montague and Peter Barron Matthews of the first part, the said Mary Anne Montague of the second part, the said Peter Barron Matthews of the third part, William Hardman Laughton and Emma Laughton, his wife (formerly Emma Montague), of the fourth part, William Garner of the fifth part, William Gurney of the sixth part, George Montague of the seventh part, John Kemp Montague of the eighth part, and the said Jane Mollett of the ninth part, prayed to be admitted to all that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor, with the messuage or tenement built thereon, situate on the common called Gold Hill, containing by estimation 18 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, formerly in the occupation of John Kemp. To which he was admitted at a court held in and for the said manor on the 4th day of December 1828, and to which said premises George Montague was admitted tenant on the 18th day of April 1866 (the contents of the said piece of ground in such last mentioned admission being therein described as 10 poles or thereabouts). To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece of ground, messuage and premises 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 yearly quit-rent, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen and other services 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.

 

9th April 1884

Mr W. F. W. Oldaker’s enfranchisement.[18]
Award of the land commissioners for England.
To all, to whom these presents shall come, the land commissioners for England 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 William Fitzhardinge Wood Oldaker of No. 61 Park Street, Grosvenor Square, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, 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 and of Stone Dean in the parish of St Giles in the said county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, and Mary Moore, his wife (the said Edward Moore in right of 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 £22 6s, and the said sum of £22 6s has been duly paid under the direction of the said land commissioners, and the receipt for the same has been produced to the said 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 land commissioners for England, in pursuance of the power 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 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 land commissioners have hereunto set their hands and official seal this 9th day of April 1884.

The schedule hereinbefore referred to:

All that piece or parcel of ground part of the waste of the said manor, containing in length 112 yards and by admeasurement one rood and four poles, and all other the hereditaments and premises, to which Louis Michael Simon and John Harbrush Davidge (since deceased) were admitted tenants on the 24th day of July 1843, and to which said premises the said William Fitzhardinge Wood Oldaker (by the name of Fitzhardinge Oldaker) was admitted tenant on or about the 8th day of June 1883.
James Caird Lyttleton.
Seal of the land commissioners for England.

 

24th March 1884

 

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

C. G. Du Pre, esquire, to P. Du Pre Grenfell, esquire, & A. R. Grenfell, esquire.[41]
Absolute surrender.
Heriot £25. Compounded.
The 24th day of March in the year of our lord 1884.
Whereas Caledon George Du Pre of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, has contracted and agreed with Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell of 69 Eaton Place, Pimlico, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell of 150 Piccadilly in the said county of Middlesex, esquire, the trustees of the will, dated the 26th day of March 1863, of the late James Du Pre of Wilton Park, aforesaid, esquire, deceased, for the absolute sale to them, the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell, as such trustees 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 £1,510. And whereas for the purposes of the act of Parliament imposing ad valorem duties on conveyances it has been agreed that the said purchase money or sum of £1,510 shall be apportioned in manner, hereinafter mentioned, that is to say the sum of £1,260 as and for the consideration for the pieces or parcels of land and hereditaments, hereinafter described and surrendered, and the sum of £250 as and for the consideration for the said freehold land and hereditaments. Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above written, the said Caledon George Du Pre came before me, George Allington Charsley, gentleman, deputy steward for that purpose of John Marmaduke Teesdale, esquire, chief steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £1,260 to the said Caledon George Du Pre paid by the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell, the said Caledon Du Pre did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said deputy steward according to the custom of the same manor all those two customary closes, pieces or parcels of arable land or pasture ground called Darwin’s 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 and afterwards and for many years of Robert Swallow and now of Martha Saunders, 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 since and for many years of the said Robert Swallow and now of the said Martha Saunders, 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 hereditaments the said Caledon George Du Pre was admitted tenant on the sixth day of April 1881, together with all ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, commons, commonable rights, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, woods, underwoods, easements, commodities and appurtenances 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. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, possession, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever legal or equitable of him, the said Caledon George Du Pre, therein or thereto or in or to any part or parcel thereof. To the only proper use and behoof of the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell, their heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor, nevertheless upon and for the trusts, intents and purposes and with, under and subject to the powers, provisos, conditions and limitations upon, for, with, under and subject, to which the same ought to be held by virtue of the said will of the said James Du Pre. Upon which surrender there happened to the lord and lady of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle whereof the said Caledon George Du Pre was possessed at the time of such surrender for an heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of £25 and paid to the lord and lady of the said manor. C. G. Du Pre.

Taken and accepted on the day and year, first above written, by and before me, George Allington Charsley, the said deputy steward of the said manor.

Received on the day and year, first above written, of and from the above-named Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell the sum of £1,260, being the consideration money, above expressed to be by them paid to me, C. G. Du Pre: £1,260.

Witness: George Allington Charsley.

 

10th April 1884

 

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

Admittance of Messieurs Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell.[41]
The 10th day of April 1884.
Rent 8d. Heriot £25. Fine £50.
I certify that the surrender referred to was duly stamped, Edmund T. M. Teesdale, deputy steward.
Whereas on the 24th day of March 1884 Caledon George Du Pre of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came before George Allington Charsley, gentleman, deputy steward for that purpose of John Marmaduke Teesdale, esquire, chief steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £1,260 to the said Caledon George Du Pre paid by the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell, the said Caledon George Du Pre did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said deputy steward according to the custom of the same manor, all those two customary closes, pieces or parcels of arable land or pasture ground called Darwin’s 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, and afterwards and for many years of Robert Swallow and now of Martha Saunders, and also the several messuages or tenements erected and built on the said closes or pieces or parcels of land, formerly in the occupations of William Skinner and Thomas Mitchell, and since and for many years of the said Robert Swallow and now of the said Martha Saunders, 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 the appurtenances. To which hereditaments the said Caledon George Du Pre was admitted tenant on the sixth day of April 1881. Together with all ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, commons, commonable rights, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, woods, underwoods, easements, commodities and appurtenances 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. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, possession, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever legal or equitable of him, the said Caledon George Du Pre, therein or thereto or in or to any part or parcel thereof. To the only proper use and behoof of the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell, their heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor, nevertheless, upon and for the trusts, intents and purposes and with, under and subject to the powers, provisos, conditions and limitations upon, for, with, under and subject to which the same ought to be held by virtue of the will of James Du Pre, esquire (which will is dated the 26th day of March 1863). Upon which surrender there happened to the lord and lady of the said manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle, whereof the said Caledon George Du Pre was possessed at the time of such surrender for an heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of £25 and paid to the lord and lady of the said manor. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 10th day of April 1884, the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell by George Allington Charsley, their attorney, came before Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale, deputy steward for this turn only of John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to the same copyhold or customary hereditaments so surrendered to their use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor on the day and year, last aforesaid, by their said deputy steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said pieces of land or ground and premises with the appurtenances unto them, the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell, their heirs and assigns, subject to the trusts, as aforesaid, forever 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 they gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such their estate so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and are admitted tenants accordingly, but their fealty is respited.

Edmund T. M. Teesdale, deputy steward.

 

10th April 1884

 

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

10th April 1884. Licence to Messieurs Grenfell to dig brick earth.[41]
Be it remembered that on the 10th day of April 1884 the Reverend Edward Moore, the lord of this manor, by Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale, the deputy steward for this turn only, did out of court give and grant to Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell, copyhold tenants of the said manor, and to their undertenants during their remaining copyhold tenants of all those two closes, pieces or parcels of arable land or pasture ground called Darwin’s Heath, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, containing by estimation six acres more or less, being part of the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Robert Swallow, but now of Martha Saunders, to dig brick earth, clay, sand, gravel and chalk and to manufacture the same into bricks, tiles, pottery or other like ware and lime and sell the same in such manufactured state from off the said land and premises, and so that in digging and getting the same the buildings upon the said hereditaments shall not be undermined or insecure. And also licence for the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell to build upon the said customary closes of ground or either of them and to alter the present buildings thereon, so that the same be not thereby deteriorated in value. Provided always that this licence shall not extend to permit the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell or their undertenants to carry away or dispose of the said brick earth, clay, sand, gravel or chalk in an unmanufactured or raw state. And the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell gave to the lord for such licence, as aforesaid, a fine of 1s.
Edward Teesdale, deputy steward for this turn only.

 

30th June 1884

 

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

30th June 1884. Surrender of John M. Teesdale, esquire, of a piece of ground at Maltmans Green.[13]
Be it remembered that on the 30th day of June 1884 John Marmaduke Teesdale of No. 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, esquire, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the manor, aforesaid, came before Richard Bremridge Toller, deputy steward of the said manor, and in consideration of £10 of lawful money of Great Britain to him, the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, paid by Algernon H. Drummond of Milton’s Green, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, a captain in her majesty’s army, 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 rod by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward 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 Maltmans 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 and lady 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 belonging to Maltmans 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, 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 Maltmans Green or Miltons Green House, formerly of Thomas Peake and now of the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, to which premises the said John Marmaduke Teesdale was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 20th day of October 1858, 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 and property belonging or appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof, and all benefit, claim and demand whatsoever of him, the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, therein and thereto. To the use of the said Algernon H. Drummond, 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.
J. M. Teesdale.
This surrender was accepted and taken the day and year, above-written, before me, R. Bremridge Toller, 8 Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, solicitor, deputy steward.

Examined, R. Bremridge Toller, deputy steward.

 

30th June 1884

 

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

Admittance of A. H. Drummond, esquire, on the surrender of J. M. Teesdale, esquire, to a piece of ground at Maltman’s Green.[13]
Whereas on the 30th day of June 1884 John Marmaduke Teesdale of No. 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, esquire, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the manor, aforesaid, came before Richard Bremridge Toller, deputy steward of the said manor, and in consideration of £10 of lawful money of Great Britain to him, the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, paid by Algernon H. Drummond of Miltons Green, Gerrards Cross, in the county of Buckinghamshire, a captain in her majesty’s army, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he, the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, 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 the said deputy steward 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 and lady of the said manor, 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 belonging to Maltmans 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, 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 Maltmans Green or Miltons Green House, formerly of Thomas Peake and now of the said John Marmaduke Teesdale. To which premises the said John Marmaduke Teesdale was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 20th day of October 1858, with the rights, members and appurtenances thereunto belonging and appertaining, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof, and all the estate, right, title, interest and property 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 John Marmaduke Teesdale, therein and thereto. To the use of the said Algernon H. Drummond, 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.
J. M. Teesdale.
This surrender was accepted and taken the day and year, first above-written, before me, R. Bremridge Toller, 8 Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, solicitor, deputy steward.
Rent 5s. Fine 15s.
Now be it remembered that on the 30th day of June 1884 the said Algernon H. Drummond by Walter John Preston, his attorney, came before the deputy steward of the said manor and humbly prayed to be admitted to the said premises so surrendered by the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, as aforesaid, and thereupon the lord and lady by his said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said piece of ground unto the said Algernon H. Drummond, 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 interest so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and was admitted thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited, and so forth.
Examined by me, R. Bremridge Toller, deputy steward.
I certify that surrender was duly stamped, R. Bremridge Toller, deputy steward.

 

17th November 1884

Probate of the will and codicil of Mr James Edwards, deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me, James Edwards of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman. Whereas by virtue of an agreement for a settlement, dated the 4th day of September 1876 and entered into previous to my marriage with my present wife, Eliza (heretofore Eliza Camp, spinster), my said wife is entitled in the event of her surviving me to the use and occupation during her life or the receipt of the rents and profits of the messuage known as Swan Grove Cottage, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in which I now reside, with the grounds belonging thereto, as occupied by me at the date of the said agreement. Together with the use and enjoyment of the furniture, books, plate, linen, glass, china, works of art, musical instruments and other chattels of the like nature, which shall be in and about the same premises at the time of my decease for her sole and separate use, and my said wife by virtue of the same agreement is also entitled to an annuity of £52 commencing from the day of my decease and chargeable upon all my property and estate in priority to all other payments. And by the same agreement I have also charged my estate and effects with the payment during the life of my said wife of all rates, taxes and other outgoings, whether present or future and whether payable by landlord or tenant in respect of the said premises known as Swan Grove Cottage, and the cost of keeping the same premises in the like repair, in which I have heretofore kept them, and of insuring the buildings thereon, I give to my said wife in addition to the benefit, to which she is entitled, as aforesaid, an annuity of £100 to be chargeable to the said annuity of £52, she thereout maintaining and clothing my daughter Emily, who shall during the payment of such annuity reside with my said wife, but in case my said daughter shall either at her own desire or at the wish of my said wife cease to reside with the latter, then I declare that the above-mentioned additional annuity to my said wife of £100 shall be reduced to £50 and my said wife shall thereafter cease to be chargeable with the maintenance and clothing of my said daughter, and thereupon I direct my trustees, hereinafter named, to pay to or dispose of at their sole discretion for the benefit of my said daughter out of the income of my estate during the life of my said wife an annuity or annual sum of £50. I give to my said wife a legacy of £20 for her immediate expenses, the same to be paid to her, if possible, within 14 days after my death. I also give to my said wife all consumable articles in my dwelling house at the time of my death. I also give to my said wife all jewellery, trinkets and wearing apparel, whether used by me or herself, and also all the furniture, plate and other things, which belonged to her previous to our marriage, she producing to my trustees an inventory of the same and permitting them to take and retain a copy of such inventory. I devise to my son, James Edwards (subject to the life interest of my said wife therein), all that the said messuage and premises known as Swan Grove, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, comprising about one and a half acres. And I bequeath to my said son James all the furniture, books, old china, works of art and musical instruments (except the piano, which belongs to my said wife) in and about my residence, subject to the use and enjoyment thereof, to which my said wife is entitled under the hereinbefore recited agreement. And I bequeath the residue of my household effects, comprising plate, linen, glass, watches and other articles of a like nature equally among my five daughters or such of them as shall be living at my decease, the division of the same effects both between my said son and my said daughters collectively and amongst my said daughters individually to be made by and be at the sole discretion of my trustees. I devise and bequeath to my said wife and to William Camp of Elthorne Road, Hornsey Road, London, rate collector, nephew of my wife, and John Henry Witham of Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire, house agent, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively (hereinbefore and hereinafter called my trustees) all other my real and personal estate, upon trust to call in and convert into money such of the said personal estate, as shall consist of money or securities for money or personal chattels and to invest the same, as hereinafter provided, and to receive the income thereof and the rents and profits of my said real estate and of the residue of my personal estate as the same shall respectively become payable, and after paying thereout the said annuities and paying or providing for the repairs, rates, taxes and insurance and all other necessary and proper payments and expenditure in respect of my said real and personal estate, to pay and divide the residue of the said rents, profits and income during the life of my said wife amongst my daughters Helen Nash, Anne Hunt, Mary Stone and Elizabeth Elbourn, provided that, if either of my said daughters Helen Nash, Mary Stone and Elizabeth Elbourn shall die in the lifetime of my said wife leaving a child or children, who shall survive her, such child or children shall take during the lifetime of my said wife (either wholly or in equal shares as the case may be) the share of income, which the parent would, if living, have been entitled to receive. And in case my said daughter, Anne Hunt, shall die in the lifetime of my said wife, I direct that the share of income payable to her, as aforesaid, shall during the life of my said wife be divided equally amongst the surviving children of my late daughter Eliza, my trustees being at liberty at their full discretion to pay the said respective shares of income to such children respectively, notwithstanding their minority or otherwise, to apply the same for their respective benefit. And I direct the said payments to be made quarterly to commence from the quarter day falling after the expiration of six months from my death for the income accruing during the previous quarter and to be for the separate use and benefit of my said daughters respectively, whose respective receipts shall alone be sufficient discharges and who shall not have power to anticipate the growing payments thereof. And as soon as conveniently may be after the death of my said wife. I direct my trustees to realise from the sale or calling in of a sufficient portion of my real and personal estate the sum of £1,000 and to invest the same in their names and receive the income thereof, as it shall become payable, and pay the same to or at the sole discretion of my trustees pay and dispose of the same for the benefit of my said daughter Emily during her life in place of the annuity, which I have hereinbefore bequeathed to her. And I also direct my trustees to pay to my said daughter Emily or apply, as aforesaid, out of the residue of my estate such a sum as will represent the proportionate part of the income of the said investment from the day of the death of my said wife until the first instalment thereof is receivable, and upon the death of my said daughter Emily I give the said sum of £1,000 so to be invested, as aforesaid, and the investments representing the same unto and equally amongst the children then living of my said daughter, Elizabeth Elbourn, and subject, as aforesaid. I give and devise to my said son James all that freehold and copyhold property, situate at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, adjoining Swan Grove, which I purchased of the trustees of the late Reverend J. S. Freeman, comprising six cottages and gardens and now in the respective occupations of myself, Charles Blackwell, William Leslie, Rebecca Green, John Harris and Sophia Wilson. And I give and devise to Arthur, the eldest son of my said son James, all those two copyhold cottages with the garden and land adjoining, situate at Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, heretofore the property of my brother Simeon, together with the piece of land adjoining (formerly Hankin’s), which I purchased of the lord of the manor and to which I was admitted on the 9th day of July 1873 and now in the respective occupations of Samuel Crane and Susan Crane. And I give and devise to Richard Ernest, second son of my said son James, all that copyhold cottage and garden, situate at Gravel Hill, aforesaid, adjoining the last mentioned cottages, and which was purchased by me from George Colson’s executors and is now in the occupation of Joseph Edkin. And I give and devise to Walter Henry, third son of my said son James, all that freehold cottage and garden, situate at Gravel Hill, aforesaid, near to the last mentioned cottage and now in the occupation of widow Coker. And I give and bequeath to Herbert Samuel, fourth son of my said son James, all those two leasehold cottages and gardens, situate at Gravel Hill, aforesaid, now in the respective occupations of Thomas Jeffs and Mary Heath. To hold the same to the said Herbert Samuel Edwards for the residue of the term therein. And as to all the residue and remainder of my real and personal estate, I direct my trustees to sell, call in and convert the same into money, as soon as conveniently may be, after the death of my said wife, and after paying all charges and expenses of such sale, calling in and conversion and of and relating to the administration of my estate, to divide the net proceeds thereof into four equal parts or shares and to invest the same in the manner, hereinafter directed, and pay the income of one such part or share to each of my said daughters, Helen Nash, Anne Hunt, Mary Stone and Elizabeth Elbourn during their respective lives. And upon the death of my said daughter, Anne Hunt, to hold one of such parts or shares and the income thereof, upon trust to divide the same amongst the then surviving children of my deceased daughter Eliza in equal shares, and upon the respective deaths of my said daughters, Helen Nash, Mary Stone and Elizabeth Elbourn to hold one other of such equal parts or shares and the income thereof, upon trust for the children of each of my said last named daughters respectively in equal shares. I direct that all moneys, liable to investment under this my will, may be invested in the government securities of the United Kingdom or of India or in bank stock or upon mortgage of real estate in England in the stock or shares of the London and County Banking Company, if the said bank shall at the time of such investment be of good credit. I give all estates vested in me upon trust or by way of mortgage to my said wife and the said William Camp and John Henry Witham, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively, subject to the equities affecting the same estates respectively, but so that the money secured by any mortgage shall form part of my personal estate. I appoint my said wife and the said William Camp and John Henry Witham executors of this my will. And I give to the said William Camp and John Henry Witham out of the residue of my real and personal estate the sum of £50 each, of which I request their acceptance in consideration of their trouble in carrying out the trusts of this my will. I revoke all wills heretofore made. In witness whereof I, the said James Edwards, the testator, have to this my last will and testament set my hand this 25th day of July 1882.
James Edwards.
Signed by the said James Edwards, the testator, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, present at the same time, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses:
John Cheese, solicitor, Amersham, Bucks.
Thomas Cheese, clerk in holy orders, Hackness, Scarborough.

This is a codicil to the will of me, James Edwards of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, which will is dated the 25th day of July 1882. Whereas I have by my said will devised and bequeathed to my wife and to William Camp and John Henry Witham as trustees the residue of my real and personal estate, upon certain trusts in my said will mentioned. Now I do hereby revoke the said devise and bequest, so far as concerns the said William Camp. And I also revoke the appointment of the said William Camp as an executor of my said will. And I devise and bequeath all the residue of my said real and personal estate to my son, James Edwards, late of ?Ockohama in Japan, but who is now on his passage home to England, in the place and stead of the said William Camp jointly with my said wife and the said John Henry Witham. To hold to my said wife and the said James Edwards and John Henry Witham, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively, upon and for the trusts contained in my said will, except as hereby altered. Provided always that the additional annuity to my said wife, in case [my] daughter Emily shall cease to reside with her, as in the said will mentioned, shall be £60 instead of £50. And I direct my trustees to pay to or dispose of for the benefit of my said daughter Emily out of the income of my estate during the life of my said wife the sum of £40 only instead of £50, as in the said will mentioned. And I further direct my trustees to realise and invest after the death of my said wife for the benefit of my said daughter Emily during her life the sum of £800 only instead of the sum of £1,000, as in the said will mentioned, in place of the annuity of £40, hereinbefore bequeathed to her, and to pay to my said daughter Emily out of the residue of my estate the proportionate part of the income of the said sum of £800 in place of the proportionate part of income of the said sum of £1,000, as in the said will mentioned, and upon the death of my said daughter Emily I give the said sum of £800 and the investments thereof in the same manner, as the said sum of £1,000 is by the said will given. In all other respects I confirm my said will. In witness whereof I hereunto set my hand this 5th day of May 1883.
James Edwards.
Signed by the said testator and declared by him to be a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us, present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other hereunto subscribe our names as witnesses, the same having been previously read over to and approved by him.
Clement Cheese, solicitor, Amersham.
John Cheese, solicitor, Amersham.

Probate.
The District Registry at Oxford.
In her majesty’s High Court of Justice.
Be it known that at the date, hereunder written, the last will and testament with a codicil thereto, a copy whereof is hereunto annexed, of James Edwards, late of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, deceased, who died on the 2nd day of September 1884 at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and who at the time of his death had a fixed place of abode at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, within the district of the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, was proved and registered in the district registry attached to the Probate Division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice at Oxford. And that administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid court to Eliza Edwards, widow, the relict of the deceased, and John Henry Witham, the executors named in the said will, they having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same. And it is hereby certified that an affidavit in verification of the account of the said estate has been delivered duly stamped, wherein it is shown that the gross value of the said estate amounts to £3,253 11s 8d and no more.
Dated the 17th day of November 1884.
Thomas M. Davenport, district registrar.
The affidavit bears a stamp of £90.
The seal of the District Registry, Oxford.

Extracted by John Cheese, solicitor, Amersham.

 

10th February 1885

 

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

10th February 1885. Admission of Emma Teresa Woodrow and Ellen Rayner.[55]
Rent 10d. Fine £15. Heriot 5s.
Be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 10th day of February 1885, Emma Teresa Woodrow, now the wife of Edwin Woodrow of 25 Sudeley Street, Kemp Town, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, lodging-house keeper, formerly Emma Teresa Langstone, spinster, and Ellen Rayner, now the wife of John Rayner of Colnbrook in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, formerly Ellen Langstone, spinster, by John Alfred Courtenay of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, solicitor, their attorney, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, aforesaid, gentleman, the steward of the said manor, and as executrices and trustees of the will of the late Emma Langstone, dated the 28th day of March 1873, and proved in the principal registry of the Probate Division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 12th day of September 1883, and prayed 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 Emma Langstone, as then sole trustee under the will of her then late husband Thomas Langstone, deceased, was admitted tenant at a court held in and for the said manor on the 23rd day of May 1877, and which are now or late were in the respective occupations of William Newman and William Newman the younger. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said two copyhold cottages and hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances unto the said Emma Teresa Woodrow and Ellen Rayner, their and each of their heirs, executors, administrators 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, upon the trusts declared in the said will of the said Thomas Langstone, deceased, and by the yearly quit‑rent, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such their estate so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and are admitted tenants accordingly, but their fealty is respited.

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

 

21st February 1885

 

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

21st February 1885. Mr John Rayner and others to Mr Joseph Coleman. Absolute surrender.[55]
Be it remembered that on the 21st day of February 1885 Edwin Woodrow of 25 Sudeley Street, Kemp Town, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, lodging-house keeper, and Emma Teresa his wife, and John Rayner of Colnbrook in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, and Ellen his wife, came before William Percy Cogan Wills of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only of John Marmaduke Teesdale, chief steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £120 of lawful money of Great Britain to them, the said Edwin Woodrow and Emma Teresa his wife and John Rayner and Ellen his wife, in hand paid by Joseph Coleman of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, builder, for the purchase of the hereditaments, hereinafter described, under the trusts for sale contained in the will of the late Thomas Langstone, deceased (the receipt of which said sum of £120 the said Edwin Woodrow and Emma Teresa his wife and John Rayner and Ellen his wife do hereby acknowledge), did and each of them 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 deputy steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor (the said Emma Teresa Woodrow and Ellen Rayner respectively having been first examined by the said deputy steward separately and apart from their said husbands respectively and freely and voluntarily consenting thereto), all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, late in the respective occupations of William Newman and William Newman the younger, but now in the occupation of the said Joseph Coleman. To which said hereditaments and premises the said Emma Teresa Woodrow and Ellen Rayner were admitted tenants (out of court) on the 10th day of February 1885, together with the appurtenances. To the use and behoof of the said Joseph Coleman, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed.
John Rayner.
Edwin Woodrow.
E. T. Woodrow.
Ellen Rayner.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before me (each of them, the said Emma Teresa Woodrow and Ellen Rayner, being first examined by me separately and apart from her said husband and freely and voluntarily consenting thereto).
W. P. C. Wills, deputy steward.
Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named Joseph Coleman the sum of £120, being the consideration money, above-mentioned to be paid by him to us: £120.
John Rayner.
E. Rayner.
Edwin Woodrow.
E.T. Woodrow.
Witness: William Wills, solicitor, Uxbridge.

Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

I certify that the surrender was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

5th March 1885

 

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

March 1885. Admission of Mr Joseph Coleman.[55]
Quit-rent 10d. Fine £15. Heriot 5s.
Be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 5th day of March 1885, Joseph Coleman of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, builder, by John Alfred Courtenay of 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, solicitor, his attorney, came before John Marmaduke Teesdale of 6 Fredericks Place, aforesaid, gentleman, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, late in the respective occupation of William Newman and William Newman the younger, but now in the occupation of the said Joseph Coleman. To which said hereditaments and premises Emma Teresa Woodrow and Ellen Rayner were admitted tenants out of court on the 10th day of February 1885. Together with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said two copyhold messuages, cottages, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Joseph Coleman, 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 and 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.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

22nd November 1881

Dated 22nd Nov 1881.
The trustees and mortgagees of estates of Mrs Moore to J. N. Allen, esquire.[23]
Deed of enfranchisement.
This indenture made the 22nd day of November 1881 between Frederick Charsley, late of Herschels, Slough, in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Salt Hill, Slough, aforesaid, and John Marmaduke Teesdale of No. 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, esquires (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 her majesty’s army, and the Reverend Julian Pratt, late of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, but now of Challock Vicarage, Ashford, in the same county, 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 Thomas Newland Allen of The Vache in the parish of Chalfont St Giles in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, 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 fourth 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 mortgagees of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement, dated 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 trustees of the other part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) limited 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, his executors or administrators or their or his assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 from the day of the date of the said last mentioned indenture without impeachment of waste, upon trust (among other things) after making certain specified payments out of the rents and profits of the said premises (including the said manor) to pay the net surplus of such rents and profits to the said Mary Moore independently of the said Edward Moore or any future husband, with remainder to the use of the said Mary Moore and her assigns during her life, with diverse remainders over. And whereas at a court held for the said manor on the 17th day of July 1861 the said Thomas Newland Allen was duly admitted tenant to all the copyhold hereditaments and premises parcel of the said manor, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, to hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord and lady according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly rent, suits, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the said Thomas Newland Allen is seised of or entitled to certain freehold hereditaments, situate within the said manor, subject to certain quit or fee farm rents payable to the lord or lady, lords or ladies of the said manor. And whereas the trustees in exercise of a power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore have agreed with the said Thomas Newland Allen for the enfranchisement in manner hereinafter appearing of the said copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £73 6s 8d, and also for the enfranchisement or release in manner hereinafter appearing of all quit and fee farm rents or other payments payable by the said Thomas Newland Allen in respect of the freehold hereditaments of him, the said Thomas Newland Allen, situate within the said manor at the price of £17 1s 8d. And whereas the mortgagees, being satisfied that their said mortgage debt is otherwise sufficiently secured, consent to such enfranchisement and release and have agreed to join in these presents for the purposes and in manner hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sums of £73 6s 8d and £17 1s 8d, making together the sum of £90 8s 4d, upon the execution hereof paid by the said Thomas Newland Allen to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and therefrom release the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), 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 said mortgagees and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (testified by their severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estates, uses, trusts, powers and provisos, 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 lands, messuages and tenements, rents, services and hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised and released, and do hereby appoint, enfranchise and release, and the mortgagees (at the request as well of the trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore as of the said Thomas Newland Allen) do and each of them does hereby grant and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid) do and each of them 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 grant, release and confirm unto the said Thomas Newland Allen and his heirs, firstly 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 land thereto belonging, containing by estimation 12 acres more or less, situate at Chalfont St Peters, aforesaid. To which the said Thomas Newland Allen was admitted at a court held for the said manor on the 17th day of July 1861 according to the custom of the said manor. And all other the hereditaments and premises, if any, of him, the said Thomas Newland Allen, held of the said manor, and all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the same premises. And secondly all and every the several yearly quit or fee farm rents, reliefs, heriots and manorial services affecting all or any of the freehold lands, messuages, hereditaments and premises belonging to the said Thomas Newland Allen, situate within the said manor. Together with all mines, minerals, easements, rights, members and things appurtenant or reputed to be appurtenant to the said messuage, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore severally described. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the mortgagees, trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore and each them in, to and upon the said several premises. To have and to hold the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised and released, unto and to the use of the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns, as to the premises hereinbefore firstly described, discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and as to the premises hereinbefore secondly described to the intent that the same may be merged in the said freehold lands, messuages, hereditaments and premises and be no longer paid or rendered, and as to all the said premises discharged from all principal money 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 agreements and for the considerations, aforesaid, they, the trustees, in exercise of all and every the powers, aforesaid, and with such consent and testified in manner, 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 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 said Thomas Newland Allen all such commonage and right to common of whatsoever nature or kind soever in, upon and over all or any of the wastes and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the said Thomas Newland Allen or any person or persons, through whom the said Thomas Newland Allen claims, held possessed or enjoyed in respect of and as appendant and 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 or the like manner, as the said Thomas Newland Allen or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns forever. And each of them, the said mortgagees and trustees respectively, 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 Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns that they, the covenanting parties respectively, have not done or knowingly suffered or been party or privy to anything, whereby the said premises or any part thereof are, is or may be impeached, affected or encumbered in title, estate or otherwise howsoever, or whereby the trustees are in any wise hindered from exercising in manner, aforesaid, the powers of enfranchisement, revocation and appointment, hereinbefore expressed to be exercised by them, or whereby any of the said covenanting parties respectively are in anywise hindered from appointing, granting, assigning or releasing the same 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, to the intent to charge and bind her separate estate, does hereby for herself, her heirs, executors and administrators covenant with the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns that, notwithstanding anything by the said Mary Moore, 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, the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore respectively, now 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 and every part thereof in manner, aforesaid. And that the said premises shall at all times hereafter, so far as regards the fee simple and inheritance of the common land of the said premises (but so that the covenants, hereinafter contained, shall not extend to the title to the copyhold or customary estate susbsisting in the said premises immediately before the execution hereof), go and remain to the use of the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns and be quietly entered into upon and held and enjoyed and the rents and profits thereof received by the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns accordingly without any interruption or disturbance by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any of them or any person claiming through or in trust for them, or through or in trust for the said Anne Whitchurch, deceased, and that freed and discharged from or otherwise by them, the said Edward Moore and Mary Moore, or one of them, their heirs, executors or administrators, sufficiently indemnified against all estates, encumbrances, claims and demands created, occasioned or made by the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore or any 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 said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs or assigns execute and do every such assurance or thing for the further or more perfectly enfranchising, releasing and assuring all or any of the said premises, to the use of the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns in manner, aforesaid, as by the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns 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 while having the actual custody of the deeds 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 (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 respectively and his and her respective heirs, executors and administrators, covenant with the said Thomas Newland Allen, 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 said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs or assigns or any person claiming any estate, right, title or interest in or to the said premises or any part thereof 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 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 said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs and assigns and every or any such other person, as aforesaid, and will at the like cost make and furnish to the said Thomas Newland Allen, his heirs or assigns or any such other person, as aforesaid, such true copies attested or unattested of all or any of the same deeds or 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.
Edward Moore.
Mary Moore.
J. M. Teesdale.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Edward Moore and Mary Moore in the presence of Edmund T. M. Teesdale, 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitor.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named John Marmaduke Teesdale in the presence of F. Willis, clerk to Messieurs Maples, Teesdale & Co., 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within named [blank].

B.

This deed, marked with the letter B, was this day produced before us and acknowledged by the therein-named Mary Moore, the wife of Edward Moore, to be her act and deed, previously 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.

Witness our hands this 22nd day of November 1881.

Fred Maples }
H. N. Pym } perpetual commissioners.


Examined, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

24th January 1857

 

11th February 1858. Probate of the will of Thomas Fellowes, deceased.
This is the last will and testament of me, Thomas Fellows of Rickmansworth in the county of Hertfordshire, gentleman. I appoint my dear wife, Mary Fellows, and my two sons, Harvey Winson and Herbert William Fellows, the trustees and executors of this my will. I give to my said dear wife all my household goods and furniture, plate, linen, china, wines, liquors, books, pictures, prints and other like effects, and also all my horses, carriages, live and dead stock (except such as may be belonging to me in my business of a brewer and my law books and office furniture, hereinafter otherwise disposed of) absolutely. And I give to my son Harvey Winson the goodwill of my profession all my law books and also all my office furniture and other effects belonging to me in my business of a solicitor absolutely. Provided always and I do hereby charge the said bequest to my said son, Harvey Winson, with the payment of the annual sum of £100 during the life of my said wife by half yearly payments. And I direct that the same be secured to her by his bond to be executed and given to her within one calendar month after my decease. And I give to my said dear wife £200 sterling to be paid to or retained by her within one calendar month after my decease to answer her immediate occasions. I direct that the partnership, which may be subsisting at my death in my said business of a brewer shall be carried on by my said executors during such time in such partnership term as may be to come at the time of my death, and that while such partnership shall be so carried on by my executors, my capital in the said partnership business shall be continued therein, and that the clear gains and profits of such business, while the same shall be so carried on, shall be paid and applied to the same person or persons and in the same manner, as the interest and dividends of my residuary personal estate may for the time being be payable or applicable under this my will. And I do direct, notwithstanding the rule of law or equity to the contrary, my said executors or either of them shall not be personally liable or responsible for any loss to be occasioned by reason of carrying on such trade or partnership, as aforesaid. I do hereby give all my real and personal estate and effects belonging to me in my said business of a brewer unto my said trustees and executors, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively, as to such part thereof as may form my said capital therein for the purposes, aforesaid, until the expiration of my partnership term, which shall be subsisting at the time of my death, and after the expiration of such partnership term, as to such part, and immediately from my decease as to the remaining part of the said real and personal estate and effects, lastly hereinbefore given, upon and for the same trusts, intents and purposes, as are hereinafter expressed and declared, concerning my residuary real and personal estate and effects, hereinafter disposed of according to the respective natures of the said real and personal estate and effects belonging to me in my said brewery business. I give, devise and bequeath all and singular my messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and real estates whatsoever and of what nature, kind or quality soever, not hereinbefore otherwise expressly disposed of (except such as are or may be vested in me as a trustee or mortgagee), and also all and singular my ready monies and monies due to me upon any security or securities, policies of insurance in the law, life and equitable insurance offices, and the monies thereby respectively secured, and all bonuses and additions thereupon, and also all and singular other my goods, chattels, rights, credits and personal effects, not hereinbefore expressly otherwise disposed of, unto and to the use of my said wife and two sons, Harvey Winson and Herbert William, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively, upon and for the trusts, intents and purposes, hereinafter expressed and declared concerning the same. And I declare that my said trustee and the survivor and survivors of them and the heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively of such survivors shall hold my said real estates and chattels real, lastly hereinbefore given, and also all such parts of my personal effects, lastly hereinbefore bequeathed, as may not consist of money or securities for money, or as may be in their nature saleable, upon trust that they, he or she do and shall during the lifetime of my said wife with her consent previously attained and after her decease, as soon as conveniently may be, sell and absolutely dispose of the same either together or in parcels and either by public auction or private contract or partly by public auction and partly by private contract, subject to such term or conditions of sale (if any), and for such price or prices in money, as to them, him or her shall seem reasonable, with full power to buy in, vary or rescind contracts and sell again in manner, aforesaid, and so from time to time until the same shall be fully disposed of without responsibility for any loss or damage, and with full power and authority until the same shall be sold, as aforesaid, nevertheless with the consent of my said wife during her lifetime to demise or lease the said several real estates and chattels real for any term or number of years not exceeding 21 years in possession at the best yearly rent or rents that can be obtained without taking any fine or foregifts, and subject to such terms and stipulations, as they, he or she shall think proper, and also until the same shall be sold, as aforesaid, to insure and keep insured all and singular my messuages and other buildings, hereinbefore given to them, against loss or damage by fire in some public insurance office or offices, and when my said real estates and chattels real shall be sold, as aforesaid, enter into all necessary contracts and execute all proper assurances for effectuating the sale thereof. And I do hereby declare and direct that my said trustees and trustee for the time being do and shall receive and stand possessed of the monies to arise by or from any such sale or sales, as aforesaid, of my real estates and chattels real and other my personal effect, hereinbefore directed to be sold, when and as the same shall be respectively absolutely sold and disposed of, upon and for the trusts and purposes, hereinafter expressed and declared concerning the same, and that in the meantime and until my said real estates and chattels real and my said personal effects, hereinbefore directed to be sold, shall be so sold, the rents and annual income thereof shall be paid and applied to the same person or persons and in the same manner, as the interest, dividends and annual proceeds of the monies to arise from the sale thereof would for the time being be payable and applicable, if the same were for the time being actually sold, and the produce invested, as hereinafter mentioned. And I do hereby also declare and direct that my said trustees and the survivors and survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor do and shall, as soon as conveniently may be, after my decease apply for and recover, receive and get in all monies, secured by or which shall then be due upon the said policies on my life, and also all and singular other my debts or credits, so that the whole of my residuary personal estate may be converted into ready money. And I do hereby further declare and direct that my said trustees and trustee for the time being do and shall stand and be possessed of the monies to arise by and from such sale or disposition, as aforesaid, of my real estates and chattels real and other personal effects, hereinbefore directed to be sold, and also of all the monies to be received or got in or to arise from such conversion, as lastly hereinbefore mentioned, upon or of my policies, debts, credits and residuary personal effects, upon trust thereout in the first place to pay all my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses, and also the pecuniary legacies, hereby given or which I may give by any codicil to this my will, and from and after such payment as to the residue or surplus of the said several monies and also the ready monies, of which I may die possessed, upon trust to lay out and invest the same in their, his or her own names or name in the Parliamentary stocks or funds or at interest upon government or real securities in England or Wales. And I do hereby declare and direct that my said trustees and trustees for the time being do and shall stand and be possessed of the said trust monies, hereinbefore directed to be invested, and of the stocks, funds and securities, whereupon the same may be invested, as aforesaid, and also of any such Parliamentary stocks or funds or real securities, of which I may die possessed and which should not be sold or called in, as aforesaid, subject, nevertheless, to a power in them, him and her to alter, vary and transpose the same several stocks, funds and securities, as often as may be necessary or they, he or she shall think proper, but, nevertheless, with the consent of my said wife during her life, upon and for the trusts, intents and purposes, hereinafter expressed and declared of and concerning the same, (that is to say) upon trust to pay the interest, dividends and annual proceeds thereof unto my said wife Mary Fellows or her assigns or to permit and suffer her and them to retain or receive the same during her life, and from and after her decease, as to the capital of the said several trust monies, stocks, funds and securities, in trust for all and every my children and their respective executors, administrators and assigns in equal shares and proportions, as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. Provided always that my said, son Herbert William, before taking any share or portion under this my will, shall bring unto hotchpot and account for all such sums, as I have already paid, or as I or my estate may hereafter pay on account of the premiums upon the policy of assurance on his life for the sum of £3,000 in the rock life assurance office, which was effected upon his marriage with his present wife, and which I and my estate are liable to pay under my covenant, entered into upon such his marriage. And further that upon the decease of my said wife Mary Fellows, and before any division of my property amongst my children under this my will, there shall be paid to the said rock life assurance office out of the share or portion, which my said son, Herbert William, may become entitled to by virtue of this my will, such a sum of money, as may be the value in one gross payment of all the future premiums upon the said policy of assurance on his life, it being my intention that before my said son Herbert William shall be entitled to receive any part of his said share or portion, not only that he should account for all the payments by me or my estate in respect of the premiums on the said policy on his life, but also that my estate and real and personal representation should be fully exonerated from all liability or future claim in respect of the said policy or under my said covenant to pay the premium thereupon. And I declare that my said trustees or trustee for the time being do and shall at the request of my said wife during her life and afterwards of their and his own proper authority advance any part or portion of the share of any of my children in the said trust funds for or towards his respective preferment or advancement in the world or education at either of the English universities, nevertheless so as not to encroach upon my capital in my said brewery business, while the same is to be carried on, as hereinbefore mentioned. And I declare that upon the decease of my said wife and during the minority of any of my children the annual income of the share of each such minor under this my will shall be applied for the respective maintenance and education in such manner, as my said trustees or trustee for the time being shall think proper. Provided always that with respect to any monies, which may be due from me upon any mortgage or mortgages at the time of my decease, my said trustees or trustee shall have the option, if they, he or she shall think proper, of permitting the same to remain due upon the respective securities for the same for such time or times, as they, he or she may think proper, and in the event of the same or any of them being called in either to pay off the same, as hereinbefore mentioned, or to transfer or consent to the transfer of any such mortgage or mortgages or borrow money upon the security of any part of my real estates, which may for the time being remain unsold, for the purpose of paying off the same, anything hereinbefore contained to the contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding. And I declare that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said trustees and executors or the major part of them for the time being from time to time to accrue and compound with any person or persons, who after my death shall be debtors or accountants to, or who shall appear or pretend to be creditors or demandants upon my estate and effects or upon my trustees or executors in respect thereof, in all cases, when the same shall seem necessary or reasonable, and to take such part as can be gotten in full discharge of all such debts, and also to give time for the payment of the same or any of them, and also to give such consideration, as will be accepted in full discharge of all such demands, as shall be thought most advantageous for my estate and the persons interested therein under this my will. And I further declare and direct that, if any doubt or dispute shall arise concerning the amount or reality of any debt or demand, which shall be claimed upon my estate or effects or upon my trustees and executors or any of them in respect thereof, in every such case it shall and may be lawful for them, him and her to admit and allow of all or any of such claim or demands on such evidence, as they, he or she may think reasonable. Provided always, and I do hereby further declare and direct that the receipt or receipts in writing of my said trustees or trustee for the time being for any sum or sums of money payable to or applicable by them or him or her under or by virtue of this my will, shall be a sufficient and effectual discharge or sufficient and effectual discharge for the same respectively or for so much thereof, as shall be therein expressed to be received, and that the person or persons, to whom the same shall be given and his, her or their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns shall not afterwards be accountable for any loss, misapplication or non-application or be obliged or concerned to see to the application of the money acknowledged or mentioned to be received. Provided always that, if any one or more of the trustees, hereby appointed, shall die in my lifetime or waive the trusts of this my will, or if any one or more of them having survived me and accepted the said trusts, or any one or more of the trustees to be appointed, as hereinafter is mentioned, shall depart this life or decline or become incapable to act in the trusts hereby created before the same shall be fully discharged, then and in every such case it shall and may be lawful for my said wife during her life and after her decease to and for the surviving or continuing trustees or trustee for the time being by any writing or writings under her or their or his hand or hands to appoint one or more person or persons to be a trustee or trustees in the room of the trustee or trustees so dying either in my lifetime or after my decease, or so waiving, declining or becoming incapable to act, as aforesaid, and thereupon the said several trust estates, funds, monies and premises shall be conveyed and assigned to and vested in such new trustee or trustees solely or jointly with the surviving or continuing trustee or trustees, as occasion shall require. And that whether such conveyance or assignment, as aforesaid, shall or shall not for the time being have been made, such new trustee or trustees shall have all the same powers and authorities to all intents and purposes whatsoever of the trustee or trustees, in whose room he or they shall be substituted, and shall and may act in the trusts hereby created or intended so to be in the same manner, as if her or they had been originally nominated a trustee or trustees in and by this my will. Provided also that the trustee or trustees hereby appointed or to be appointed, as hereinbefore is mentioned, shall not be answerable, the one for the other or others of them, or for the signing receipts for the sake of conformity or for any involuntary loss, and that it shall be lawful for them and every of them to reimburse themselves and to allow to his and their co-trustee and co-trustees their costs and expenses in discharging the trusts hereby created or hereby reposed in them, him or her. And I give to my said wife and to my said two sons, Harvey Winson and Herbert William, their heirs and assigns all such real estates, as are now or at my death may be vested in me by way of mortgage, in order to enable them to recover, receive and get in the money secured by such mortgage for the purposes of this my will. And I give to my said wife and said two sons, Harvey Winson and Herbert William, their heirs and assigns all such real estates, as are now or at my death may be vested in me, upon any trust or trusts. To hold the same to my said wife and said two sons, Harvey Winson and Herbert William, their heirs and assigns upon the trusts affecting the same. And I appoint my said wife, Mary Fellows, the guardian of such of my children, as may be under the age of 21 years at the time of my decease during their respective minorities. And I revoke all my former wills. In witness whereof I, the said Thomas Fellows, the testator, have to this my last will and testament, contained in seven sheets of paper, to the first six sheets thereof set my hand and to this seventh and last sheet set my hand and affixed my seal, this 24th day of January 1857.
Thomas Fellows.
Signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Thomas Fellows, the testator, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have witnessed the same.
J. H. ?Harman, clerk to Mr Fellows.
… Plaistowe, solicitor, Rickmansworth.

Probate act.
The principal registry in her majesty’s Court of Probate.
Be it known that on the 11th day of February 1858 the last will and testament herewith annexed of Thomas Fellows, late of Rickmansworth in the county of Hertfordshire, deceased, who died on the 22nd of January 1857 at Rickmansworth, aforesaid, was proved and registered in the principal registry of her majesty’s Court of Probate, and that the administration of all and singular the personal estate and effects of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid court to Mary Fellows, widow, the relict, and Harvey Winson Fellows and Herbert William Fellows, the sons of the said deceased, the executors named in the said will, they having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same by paying the first debts of the deceased and the legacies contained in his will, so far as they are therewith bound by law, and to exhibit a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the said estate and effects and to render a just and true account thereof whenever required by law so to  do.
Charles J. Middleton, registrar.

Sworn under £20,000 and that the testator died 22nd January 1857.

 

10th June 1885

 

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

Wednesday the 10th day of June 1885.

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 10th day of June 1885, before John Marmaduke Teesdale, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

The homage:     

James Smith, foreman                             
John Jones                    
James Rowles               

10th June 1885.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present the death of James Edwards on the 2nd day of September 1884, the former bailiff of the said manor.

Admission of Mrs Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham as trustees of the will of James Edwards, deceased, to copyhold, situate at Chalfont St Peter.[61]
Quit rent 10d. Fine £19 10s. Heriot £1 5s compounded for.
Now at this court comes Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham as trustees of the will of James Edwards by Clement Cheese of 123 Pall Mall in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, their attorney, and pray to be admitted to all that customary messuage or tenement, formerly two tenements, situate in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, now in the occupation of [blank], to which premises the late James Edwards was admitted at a court held on the 30th April 1827. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their stewards grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement with the appurtenances unto the said Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham, their heirs and assigns respectively upon and for the trusts contained in the will of the late James Edwards 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 10d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services thereof before 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 in the margin, and are admitted tenants, and their fealty is respited.

[51]
Admission of Mrs Eliza Edwards and others as trustees of the late James Edwards to copyholds at Gravelly Hill.

Also at this court comes Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham as trustees of the will of the late James Edwards by Clement Cheese of 123 Pall Mall in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, their attorney, and pray to be admitted to 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 formerly in the possession of Job Green and Simeon Edwards, and on the west by the high road leading to Rickmansworth, to which said piece of waste, whereon formerly stood two cottages or tenements, the late James Edwards was admitted on the 9th day of July 1873. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively upon and for the trusts, contained in the will of the late James Edwards, 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 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 tenants, but their fealty is respited.
Quit-rent 2d. Fine 15s.

Admission of Mrs Eliza Edwards and others as trustees of the late James Edwards to copyholds at Gold Hill.
Fine £2. Heriot £1 5s.[7]
Also at this court comes Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham, as trustees of the will of the late James Edwards, by Clement Cheese of 123 Pall Mall in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, their attorney, and pray to be admitted to all those tofts of land, hereditaments and premises, whereon several tenements formerly stood, 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 also 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, afterwards of Elizabeth Frisby, and more recently of the late Simeon Edwards, and had been for many years converted into and formed part of a certain freehold garden and premises, formerly belonging to Edward Gunter Howis, and were the same entire hereditaments and premises, to which the late James Edwards was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 20th day of July 1881. 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 late James Edwards in, to and out of the said premises. 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 appurtnenaces unto the said Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively upon and for the trusts, contained in the will of the late James Edwards, 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-rents, customs, heriots when they shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord and lady for such their estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and were admitted tenants to the said premises, but their fealty is respited.

Admission of Mrs Eliza Edwards and others, trustees of the late James Edwards, to copyholds at Gravel Hill.
Quit rent 3d. Fine £5. Heriot £1 5s.[26]
Also at this court comes Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham, as trustees of the will of the late James Edwards, by Clement Cheese of 123 Pall Mall in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, their attorney, and pray to be admitted to all that messuage or tenement, outbuildings, garden and premises, situate at Gravel Hill within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and now in the occupation of Alfred Lord as a weekly tenant, and to which premises the late James Edwards was admitted tenant on or about the 20th day of July 1881. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuage, tenement and premises with the appurtenances unto the said Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively upon and for the trusts, contained in the will of the late James Edwards, 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 of 3d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other services thereof before 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 aforesaid, as appears, etc, and were admitted tenants, but their fealty was respited.

Admission of Mrs Eliza Edwards and others to two cottages.[60]
Quit-rent 3d. Heriot £1 5s. Fine £7 10s.
Also at this court comes Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham, as trustees of the will of the late James Edwards, by Clement Cheese of 123 Pall Mall in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, their attorney, and pray to be admitted to all that customary messuage or tenement, now converted into two cottages or tenements, situate at Gravelly Hill, also a piece of wasteland on Gravelly Hill, containing six poles or thereabouts, to which the late James Edwards was admitted tenant on the 20th July 1881. To whom the lord and lady by their steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said messuages, cottages or tenements and also the said piece of wasteland with the appurtenances unto the said Eliza Edwards, James Edwards and John Henry Witham, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively upon and for the trusts, contained in the will of the late James Edwards, 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 of 3d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it happens and other customs and services thereof before 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, but their fealty is respited.

9th August 1865.
Surrender of William Thompson of a messuage.[6]
And at this court the homage present an absolute surrender from William Thompson, one of the customary tenants of this manor, to John Howitt of Hammersmith in the county of Middlesex, carpenter and builder, bearing date the 9th day of August 1865, in the words or to the purport or effect following, that is to say:
In the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Be 
it remembered that on the 9th day of August 1865 William Thompson of 17 Woodfield Row, Harrow Road, Paddington in the county of Middlesex, railway servant, a copyhold tenant of the said manor, came before me, Francis Dorkes, the deputy steward for this turn and purpose of the said manor, and in consideration of £30 this day paid by John Howitt, the son of James Howitt of Hammersmith in the said county of Middlesex, carpenter and builder, 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 in the village of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, wherein George Sedgwick and William Bull heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein widow Alderman afterwards dwelt and Frederick Dancer now dwells, adjoining the house, heretofore in the occupation of William Archer, and to which premises the said William Thompson was this day admitted tenant as heir at law of his father, deceased, together with the rights of common and all other rights, easements and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand of the said William Thompson in, to and out of the said premises. To the use of the said John Howitt, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by me, Francis Dorkes, deputy steward for this turn and purpose of the said manor: William Thompson.

Admission of John Howitt.[6]
Fine £4.
Now at the court comes the said John Howitt by John Hunt, his attorney, and prays of the lord and lady of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said messuage or tenement with the appurtenances. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their steward grant seisin thereof by the rod. To hold unto the said John Howitt, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord and lady of the said manor 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 for such his estate and entry thereof to be had, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Encroachment by Mrs Healy.
Also at this court the homage present an encroachment on the waste by Mrs Healy or her tenant laying a pipe of about 35 feet in length on Gerrards Cross Common, for which a quit‑rent of 2s 6d is here inflicted.

Encroachment by Joseph Fowler.[39]
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 Joseph Fowler of Austin Wood in the said manor, ?cowkeeper, to enclose for himself and his heirs all that slip of land, part of Austin Wood, containing by estimation two roods or thereabouts, situate on the left hand side of the high road, leading from Gold Hill to Uxbridge, and bounded on the north by Austin Wood Common, on the east by land belonging to the trustees of the late William Blount, esquire, on the south by the hereditaments and tenements belonging to the said Joseph Fowler, and on the west by the said high road.
And John Bell is appointed hayward.

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

 

25th June 1886

 

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

25th June 1886.
Admission of Harvey Winson Fellows.[57]
Fine £36.
Rent 4½d and 2d.
Heriot £3 3s.
Be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 25th day of June 1886, Harvey Winson Fellows of Rickmansworth in the county of Hertfordshire, gentleman, as surviving trustee of the will of Thomas Fellows, late a customary tenant of the said manor, came before Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale, deputy steward for this turn only of John Marmaduke Teesdale, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted to all that customary messuage or tenement, formerly called by the name or sign of ‘The Three Horse Shoes’ and now of ‘The White Hart’, formerly in the occupation of Edward Worley, situate in the town of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and also all that cottage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in which Anne Crawford formerly dwelt, and was afterwards in the occupation of Widow Wetherley and since of Jonathan Worley, with the passage thereto. To all of which hereditaments and premises the said Thomas Fellows was admitted tenant at a court baron held in and for the said manor on the 18th day of March 1835 upon the trusts of the will of Samuel Salter, deceased. To whom the lord and lady of the said manor by their said deputy steward grant seisin thereby by the rod. To have and to hold the same with the appurtenances unto the said Harvey Winson Fellows, his heirs and assigns forever, upon the trusts in the said will of the said Thomas Fellows mentioned, of the lord and lady by the rod at the will of the lord and lady of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the several yearly quit-rents of 4½d and 2d, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen, customs and other services thereof before due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord and lady for a fine for such his several estates so to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

14th July 1886

 

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

14th July 1886. Conditional surrender of John Jones to John Staniford.
Be it remembered that on the 14th day of July 1886 John Jones of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, maltster, one of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, came before William Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only of John Marmaduke Teesdale of No. 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, chief steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £250 to him the said John Jones paid by John Staniford of High Street, Uxbridge, aforesaid, butcher, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, and in pursuance of a covenant contained in an indenture dated the 14th day of July 1886 and made between the said John Jones of the one part and the said John Staniford of the other part, did out of court surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire on the north-east side of the street or public highway there, and wherein Thomas Shepherd formerly dwelt and does now dwell. And also all that customary malt-house adjoining to the said messuage or tenement on the south-east side thereof, now in the occupation of the said John Jones, together with the close or parcel of meadow or pasture ground, lying next or adjoining to the said messuage or tenement and malt-house 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 which said premises the said John Jones was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 13th day of July 1841. Together with all and singular houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, fixtures, yards, lights, easements, rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or tenement, malt-house, land, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described, belonging or in any wise appertaining or with the same or any part thereof accepted or enjoyed or reputed or taken as part or member thereof. And all the estate, right, title, use, trust, property, benefit, claim and demand of him the said John Jones in, to, out of or upon the same messuage or tenement, malt-house, lands, hereditaments and premises or any part thereof. To the use of the said John Staniford, his heirs and assigns forever, to be held at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject to and upon this express condition, that if the said John Jones, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall on the 14th day of January next pay to the said John Staniford, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns the full sum of £250 with interest for the same in the meantime at the rate of £5 per cent per annum, then this surrender to be void and of no effect.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, before me, William Garner, deputy steward: John Jones.
Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named John Staniford the sum of £250, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by him to me. John Jones.
Witness: William Garner.

I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, J. M. Teesdale, steward.

 

18th August 1886.
The trustees of the Reverend Edward Moore and others to Harvey Winson Fellows.[57]
Deed of enfranchisement of hereditaments and premises known as ‘The White Hart’ and cottage, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
This indenture made the 18th day of August 1886 between Frederick Charsley, late of Horshells in Slough in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, 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, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army and the Reverend Julian Pratt, late of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, but now of Challock Vicarage, Ashford, in the same county, 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 Harvey Winson Fellows of Rickmansworth in the county of Hertfordshire, gentleman, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of 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 Charles Lloyd, since deceased, of the fourth 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 mortgagees of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part and of the trustees of the other part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) 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 or their or his assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 said 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 of 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 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 the now reciting indenture with or without all or any of the common rights, liberties, 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 considerations in land or other valuable considerations or privity for one or partly for another of such considerations and with such reservations 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 provisions, 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 power of jointuring or charging portion 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 all or every of the commons, rights, liberties or privileges, aforesaid. And whereas Thomas Fellows, late of Rickmansworth in the county of Hertfordshire, gentleman, was on the 18th day of March 1835 admitted tenant to the hereditaments, hereinafter described. To hold to him and his heirs upon the trusts of the will of Samuel Salter, deceased. And whereas the said Thomas Fellows by his will dated the 24th day of January 1857 gave to his wife Mary Fellows and sons Harvey Winson Fellows and Herbert William Fellows, their heirs and assigns all such real estates, as at the time of his death might be vested in him, upon any trusts. To hold the same to them, their heirs and assigns upon the trusts affecting the same. And whereas the said testator died on the 22nd day of January 1858 and his said will was duly proved on the 11th day of January 1858 in the principal registry of her majesty’s Court of Probate. And whereas the said Herbert William Fellows died on the 17th day of May 1883. And whereas the said Mary Fellows died on the 19th day of October 1883. And whereas on the 25th day of June 1886 the said Harvey Winson Fellows was out of court admitted tenant to all that customary messuage or tenement, formerly called by the name or sign of the ‘Three Horse Shoes’ and now of ‘The White Hart’, formerly in the occupation of Edward Worley, situate in the town of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and also all that cottage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in which Anne Crawford formerly dwelt, and now afterwards in the occupation of widow Wetherley and since of Jonathan Worley, with a passage thereto. To hold the same unto the said Harvey Winson Fellows, his heirs and assigns forever upon the trusts in the will of Thomas Fellows, mentioned, of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the trustees in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore have agreed with the said Harvey Winson Fellows for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £93 18s 2d. 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 manner hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £93 18s 2d upon the execution hereof paid by the said Harvey Winson Fellows to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said Harvey Winson Fellows, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estate, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 land, messuage or tenements and hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. 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 does hereby grant, assign and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid) do and each of them does hereby grant, assign and release, and the said Mary Moore as beneficial owner 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 said Harvey Winson Fellows and his heirs, all that customary messuage and tenement formerly called by the name or sign of the ‘The Three Horse Shoes’ and now of the ‘White Hart’, formerly in the occupation of Edward Worley, situate in the town of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and also all that cottage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in which Anne Crawford formerly dwelt and was afterwards in the occupation of widow Wetherley and since of Jonathan Worley, with the passage thereto, to which the said Harvey Winson Fellows was admitted tenant on the 25th day of June 1886, as aforesaid, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described. And all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said hereditaments and premises. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the mortgagees, the trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore and each of them into and upon the said hereitaments and premises. To have and to hold all the said hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said Harvey Winson Fellows, his heirs and assigns, freed and discharged from the copyhold from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal money and interest owing or intended to be secured by and all claims and demands under the said indenture of the 6th day of June 1868, nevertheless, upon and for such trusts, as are expressed and declared in and by the said will of the said Samuel Salter, deceased, of and concerning the same. 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 and 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 the 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 as beneficial owner 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 said Harvey Winson Fellows all such commonage and rights of common of whatsoever nature or kind in or upon and over all or any of the waste and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the said Harvey Winson Fellows 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 or the like manner, as the said Harvey Winson Fellows or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Harvey Winson Fellows in fee simple. 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, George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col., Julian Pratt, Edward Moore, M. Moore, Harvey W. Fellows.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of William Henry Hough, solicitor, 4 Harvey Terrace, Brighton.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of William Frederick Vernon, Harefield Park, Middlesex, D.L.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Julian Pratt in the presence of George Small, grocer, Challock.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Edward Moore and Mary Moore in the presence of Herbert Monckton, solicitor, Maidstone.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named John Marmaduke Teesdale in the presence of George Everett, clerk to Messieurs Maples, Teesdale, & Co., 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitor.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Harvey Winson Fellows in the presence of George Everett.

This deed was this day produced before me and acknowledged by Mary Moore, therein named to be her act and deed, previous to which acknowledgment the said Mary Moore was examined by me 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. And I declare that I am not interested or concerned either as a party or as a solicitor or clerk to the solicitor for one of the parties or otherwise in the transaction giving occasion for the said acknowledgment.
Dated this 8th day of September 1886, Herbert Monckton, a commissioner to take acknowledgments.

 

8th September 1886

The trustees of the Reverend Edward and Mrs Moore and others to Algernon Heneage Drummond.[13]
Deed of enfranchisement of piece of land, messuage or tenement of manor of Chalfont St Peter.
This indenture made the 8th day of September 1886 between Frederick Charsley, late of Herschells, Slough, in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of 5 Clarendon Terrace, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, 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, 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, late of Harrietsham in the county of Kent, but now of Challock Vicarage, Ashford, in the same county, clerk (hereinafter called the trustees), of the second part, and the Reverend Edward Moore of Boughton Malherbe in the said county of Kent, clerk, and Mary Moore, his wife, of the third part, and Algernon Heneage Drummond of Milton Green, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, a captain in her majesty’s Army of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of 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 Charles Lloyd, since deceased, of the fourth 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 mortgagees of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement dated 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 trustees of the other part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) 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 or their or his assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 a 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 said 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 of 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 years, then at the discretion of the said trustees or trustee to enfranchise any tenement or tenement held of any manor for the time being, subject to the then susbsisting uses or trusts of the now reciting indenture with or without all or any of the commons, rights, liberties, 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 or partly for another of such considerations and with such reservations, exceptions and restrictions, as the said trustees or trustee should think reasonable. And whereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisions, 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 power of jointuring or charging portion, 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 on the 20th day of June 1884 the said Algernon Heneage Drummond was out of court admitted tenant to all that piece of ground, formerly part of the waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, situate at Maltman’s Green otherwise Miltons 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 and lady 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 cart-house belonging to Maltmans 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 at the east end thereof on the said pool of water and on the north side thereof on the ancient freehold land and premises called Maltmans Green or Miltons Green House, formerly of Thomas ?Parke, since of the said John Marmaduke Teesdale and now of the said Algernon Heneage Drummond. To hold the same respectively unto the said Algernon Heneage Drummond, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas the trustees in exercise of a power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore have agreed with the said Algernon Heneage Drummond for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £8 17s 6d. 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 purpose and in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £8 17 6d upon the execution hereof paid by the said Algernon Heneage Drummond to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees and also of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said Algernon Heneage Drummond, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they the trustees in exercise of the said power for that 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 severally executing these presents) do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estate, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 land, messuage or tenement and hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. 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 does hereby grant, assign and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid) do and each of them does hereby grant, assign and release, and the said Mary Moore as beneficial owner 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 said Algernon Heneage Drummond and his heirs, all that piece of ground, formerly waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, situate at Maltmans Green otherwise Miltons Green in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to which the said Algernon Heneage Drummond was admitted tenant on the surrender of the said John Marmaduke Teesdale on the 20th day of June 1884, as aforesaid, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said piece of land, hereinbefore described. And all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said piece of land, messuage or tenement. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the mortgagees, the trustees and the said Mary Moore and Edward Moore and each of them into and upon the said piece of land. To have and to hold all the said pieces of land, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said Algernon Heneage Drummond, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal money and interest owing or intended to be secured by and all claims and demands under the said indenture of the 6th day of June 1868. And this indenture also witnesses that in further pursuance of said agreement and for the considerations, aforesaid, they the trustees in exercise of all and every the powers, aforesaid, and with such consent and 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 as beneficial owner 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 said Algernon Heneage Drummond all such commonage and right of common of whatsoever nature and 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 said Algernon Heneage Drummond 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 or the like manner, as the said Algernon Heneage Drummond or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Algernon Heneage Drummond in fee simple. 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.
George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col.
Julian Pratt.
Edwin Moore
M. Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Edward Moore and Mary Moore in the presence of Herbert Monckton, solicitor, Maidstone.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of George Henry Charsley, solicitor, Slough, Bucks.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of William Frederick Vernon, Harefield Park, D.L., Middlesex.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Julian Pratt in the presence of Walter Summers, Challock, grocer.
Signed, sealed and delivered by [blank].

This deed was this day produced before me and acknowledged by Mary Moore, therein named, to be her act and deed, previous to which acknowledgment the said Mary Moore was examined by me 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 voluntary executed by her.
And I declare that I am not interested or concerned either as a party or as a solicitor or clerk to the solicitor for one of the parties or otherwise in the transaction giving occasion for the said acknowledgment.
Dated this 8th day of September 1886, Herbert Monckton, a commissioner to take acknowledgments.

 

24th June 1887

 

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 Friday the 24th day of June 1887 before John Marmaduke Teesdale, steward of the said manor, the lord of the manor being present in person.
 

The homage:  
Joseph Coleman } sworn
James Rowles }

Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present the death of John Jones, who died on the 11th day of January 1887 seised of 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, and also all that customary malt-house adjoining to the said messuage or tenement on the south-east side thereof, together with the close or parcel of meadow or pasture ground, lying next and adjoining to the said messuage or tenement and malt-house or one of them and containing by estimation one acre, be the same more or less, 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.
And at this court probate of the will of the said John Jones, dated the 10th day of February 1887, was brought in by William Garner on behalf of the executors of the said John Jones, of which probate the following is a copy.

Will of John Jones.
This is the last will and testament of me, John Jones of Beach Cottage, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, corn dealer. I appoint my daughters, Anne Purnell and Rebecca Jones, executrixes of this my will. I direct that all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I direct that my executrixes shall, as soon as practicable after my death, sell and dispose of my business of a corn dealer and all my stock in trade of every description and shall also collect and get in all my book debts. I devise all that messuage or tenement and premises called ‘The Old Malthouse Estate’ together with the cottages, gardens, outbuildings and arable and pasture land thereto, unto and to the use of the said Anne Purnell and Rebecca Jones, their heirs, executors and administrators respectively, upon trust that the said Anne Purnell and Rebecca Jones or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall, as soon as conveniently may be after my decease, sell the same by public auction or private contract and may buy in or rescind or vary any contract for sale and resell without being responsible for any loss occasioned thereby, and execute and do all such assurances and acts for effectuating any such sale, as they or she shall think fit. And I declare that the said Anne Purnell and Rebecca Jones and the survivor of them and the executors or administrators of such survivor shall out of the money to arise from such sale of my said business and stock in trade and the calling in of my book debts, as also of the moneys to arise from the sale of my ‘Old Malting House Estate’, together with the cottage, gardens, outbuildings and arable and pasture land thereto, pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and shall invest the residue of the said monies in the names and name of the said Anne Purnell and Rebecca Jones or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor in any of the public stocks or funds or government securities of the United Kingdom. And I declare that my said trustees or trustee shall pay the income of the said trust premises to my wife, Elizabeth Jones, during her life. I devise the copyhold house, in which I now reside, together with the fixtures thereto held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter to my son Frederick Jones, his heirs and assigns forever, upon this express condition, however, that he allow my said wife to occupy the same, if she so desire, or if not to receive the rents thereof during her life. I devise my three cottages, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the occupation of Kemp and others, together with the fixtures thereto held of the Vicarage manor to my son William, his heirs and assigns forever, he allowing my said wife to receive the rents thereof during her life, and as to all the rest and residue of my real and personal estate I give, devise and bequeath the same to the said Anne Purnell and Rebecca Jones, their heirs, executors and administrators respectively, upon trust that they shall continue the same in the condition they will be in at the time of my decease and allow my said wife the use of the furniture, linen and household effects during her life and shall pay the income of any portion thereof, producing income to my said wife during her life and after her death. I direct that my said trustees shall stand possessed of all my real and personal estate not specifically devised by this my will and pay thereout to my daughter Anne Purnell the sum of £100, to my daughter Rebecca Jones the sum of £100 and to my daughter Mary Martin of Birkenhead the sum of £30, and divide the residue into four equal parts or shares, and shall pay one of such parts to my son William, one other of such parts to my son Frederick, one other of such parts to my daughter Anne Purnell, and the remaining part thereof to my daughter Rebecca Jones. As witness my hand this 28th day of September 1881, John Jones. Signed and declared by the above-named testator John Jones as and for his last will in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses. William Garner, solicitor, Uxbridge. Oliver J. Benning, his clerk.

The principal registry in her majesty’s high court of justice.
Be it known that at the date, hereunder written, the last will and testament (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) of John Jones, late of Beach Cottage, Chalfont St Peter in the parish of Buckinghamshire, corn dealer, deceased, who died on the 11th day of January 1887 at Beach Cottage, aforesaid, was proved and registered in the principal registry of the probate division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice, and that administration of the personal estate of the said decease was granted by the aforesaid court to Anne Purnell, widow, and Rebecca Jones, spinster, the daughters of the said deceased, the executrixes named in the said will, they having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same. And it is hereby certified that an affidavit in verification of the account of the said estate had been delivered duly stamped, wherein it is shown that the gross value of the said estate amounts to £185 8s 6d and no more.
Dated the 10th day of February 1887.
Robert A. Pritchard, registrar.
Extracted by W. Garner, solicitor, Uxbridge.

And at this court the homage present an encroachment by J. H. Saunders on the waste on the south side of Austin Wood 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.
And James Hunt is appointed hayward in the place of John Bell.

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

 

29th April 1889

Will of James Skerrit.
This is the last will and testament of me, James Skerritt the younger, of No. 43 South Street, Chelsea in the county of Middlesex, gentleman. I desire that all my just debts and personal and testamentary expenses be in the first place paid and satisfied. I give and devise unto and to the use of my dear wife, Mary Delia Skerritt, her heirs and assigns all and singular the messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments, which I have derived from her and which were conveyed and assured to me by a certain indenture of release, bearing date on or about the 12th day of March last and made between my said dear wife of the first part, myself of the second part and William ?Chrimes Kell, gentleman, of the third part. And I give and devise all my other freehold messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever with their respective appurtenances to the uses following, (that is to say). To the use of my said dear wife and her assigns during her life and after the determination of that estate by any means in her lifetime to the use of John Godfrey Jones of Box Farm, Chelsea, aforesaid, gentleman, and my brother Samuel Parker Skerritt and their heirs during the life of my said dear wife, upon trust by the usual means to preserve the contingent remainders, hereinafter limited, but nevertheless to permit my said dear wife and her assigns to receive the rents and profits thereof, and after the decease of my said dear wife to the use of all and every my children and child by my said dear wife and their, his or her heirs and assigns forever, if more than one as tenants in common, and if any of such children shall die under the age of 21 years and without having been married, then as to the share or respective shares as well original as accrued of any such children or child respectively in the same messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments, to the use of the other or others of such children, his, her or their heirs and assigns forever, if more than one, as tenants in common. And I give, devise and bequeath all my copyhold and leasehold messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and premises with their and every of their several appurtenances unto and to the use of my said dear wife and her assigns during her life, and after her decease I give, devise and bequeath the same unto and to the use of all and every my said children and child by my said dear wife, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively according to the nature of the tenure thereof as tenants in common, if more than one, and if any of such children shall die under the age of 21 years and without having been married, then as to the shares or respective shares as well original as accrued of such children or child respectively in the same hereditaments and premises, I give, devise and bequeath the same with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the other or others of such children, his, her or their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns according to the nature of the tenure thereof, if more than one, as tenants in common, and if any of my said children shall at the time of the decease of my said dear wife be under the age of 21 years and unmarried, then I empower my executors or administrators for the time being to enter into the receipt of the rents and profits of my said last mentioned freehold and of my said copyhold and leasehold hereditaments and premises and to apply the same or so much thereof, as shall arise from the share or respective shares of such minor or minors therein under or by virtue of the provisions of this my will for the maintenance, education and support of such minor or minors in such manner, as the said executors or administrators shall think proper, and I empower and direct my said executors or administrators from time to time to lay out and invest the unapplied residue or surplus of the rents and profits, if any, in their or his now names or name in government or real securities, so as to form an accumulating fund, the principal of which said fund as well as the income thereof shall at the discretion of my said executors or administrators remain and be applicable, if occasion shall require, in and for the advancement or preferment of such minor or minors during his, her or their minority or respective minorities, and I direct and declare that the said accumulated fund or so much thereof, as shall eventually remain unapplied to the purpose, aforesaid, shall sink into and form part of my residuary personal estate, and in case I shall have no child or children by my said dear wife or having such children or children, he, she or they shall all depart this life under the age of 21 years and unmarried, then subject to the life interest of my said dear wife therein respectively, I give, devise and bequeath my said last mentioned freehold and my said copyhold messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments to my own right heirs and my said leasehold messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and premises to such person or persons as under or by virtue of the statutes passed for the distribution of the estates of persons dying intestate would at the time of the death of my said dear wife be my next of kin, in case I had died unmarried and intestate, and such persons, if more than one, to take the shares, in which they may be entitled in that behalf, and I give and bequeath all my personal estate and effects not otherwise disposed of by this my last will of whatsoever kind and wheresoever situate unto my said dear wife, her executors, administrators and assigns for her and their own absolute use and benefit. And I appoint my said dear wife sole guardian of my said children and sole executrix of this my will and hereby revoking all other wills by me at any time heretofore made. I declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament. I witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this third day of April 1844. James Skerritt.
Signed by the said James Skerritt, the testator, in the presence of us present at the same time and we in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Edward Williamson, 50 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, gentleman, Sarah Anne Nebing, servant to Mr Skerritt.
Proved at London 28th April 1875 by the oath of Mary Delia Skerritt, widow, the relict and sole executrix to whom administration was granted.

 

17 Nov 1876

Alfred Pemberton Skerritt to Mary Delia Skerritt. Power of attorney.
I hereby certify that the power is duly stamped, … Charsley, steward.
To all to whom these presents shall come I, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt of Sydney in the colony of New South Wales, gentleman, send greeting. Whereas the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt is entitled to certain interests in certain properties in England under the will of his late father James Skerritt, late of Wokingham in the county of Berkshire, England, gentleman, deceased. And whereas the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt is desirous of appointing Mary Delia Skerritt of Wokingham in the county of Berkshire, England, the widow of the said James Skerritt, as his attorney for the purposes hereunder mentioned. Now these presents witness that for further effecting the said desire he, the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, does hereby appoint the said Mary Delia Skerritt to be the true and lawful attorney for him the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt and in his name and as his attorney and as his act and deed or otherwise to enter into, make, execute, sign and do all such contracts and agreements, receipts, payments, assignments, transfers, conveyances, mortgages, assurances, investments and things for the purpose of conveying, assigning, transferring, mortgaging or otherwise dealing with the interest of the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt under the said will. And does also empower the said Mary Delia Skerritt to exercise and enforce all such … or rights in relation to the premises as the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt is entitled to exercise and enforce. And for all or any of the purposes, aforesaid, any one or more attorney or attorneys under or in lieu of her the said Mary Delia Skerritt or of him the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, and with all or any of the powers hereby enforced, including the power of appointment or substitution from time to time to appoint or substitute and from time to time to revoke any appointment or substitution so made, the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt hereby conferring upon the said Mary Delia Skerritt all the powers of the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt in care or in relation to the premises, and agreeing to ratify, confirm and allow whatsoever the said Mary Delia Skerritt may do or cause to be done or purport to do or cause to be done by virtue of these presents, and hereby declaring that every deed or thing executed or done by the said Mary Delia Skerritt or her substitute or substititutes in relation to the premises shall, notwithstanding the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt may be dead or that the powers hereby conferred upon the said Mary Delia Skerritt may have been revoked at the time of the execution or doing thereof be valid and effectual in favour of every person claiming the benefit thereof, who shall not prior to the execution or doing thereof have received express notice of such death or revocation, and without any such person being bound to inquire whether the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt be living or dead, or whether the said powers have been revoked or remain in force. In witness whereof the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt has hereunto set his hand and seal this 17th day of November in the year of our lord 1876. Alfred P. Skerritt.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt in the presence of D. J. Newton, solicitor, 61 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.
This is the power of attorney referred to in the annexed declaration of David Joseph Newton, subscribed and declared before me this 17th day of November A.D. 1876 - William Deane, notary public, Sydney.

To all, to whom these presents shall come, I, William Deane, notary public, duly authorised, admitted and sworn, practising in the city of Sydney in the colony of New South Wales, do hereby certify that on the day of the date of the declaration, hereunder written, personally came and appeared before me, David Joseph Newton, the person named and described in such declaration, and did then duly and solemnly declare to the truth of several matters and things, therein contained. In faith and testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my hand and affixed my seal of office at Sydney, aforesaid, this 17th day of November 1876: William Deane, notary public, Sydney.
I, David Joseph Newton, of Sydney in the colony of New South Wales, solicitor, do solemnly and sincerely declare that I was present on the 17th day of November now instant and did see Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, the person named and described in the power of attorney hereunto annexed, duly sign, seal and as his act and deed deliver the said power of attorney, and that the name ‘Alfred P. Skerritt’ thereto subscribed is of the proper handwriting of the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, and that the name “D. J. Newton” thereto subscribed is of the proper handwriting of me this declarant. And I make this solemn declaration, conscientiously believing the same to be true, and by virtue of the provisions of an act made and passed in the fifth and sixth years of the reign of his late majesty King William the Fourth, entitled an act to repeal an act of the present session of Parliament, entitled an act for the more effectual abolition of oaths and affirmations taken and made in various departments of the state and to substitute declarations in lieu thereof and for the more entire suppression of voluntary and extrajudicial oaths and affidavits and to make other provisions for the abolition of unnecessary oaths, and also by virtue of the provisions of an act made and passed in the ninth year of the reign of her present majesty Queen Victoria entitled an act for the more effectual abolition of oaths and affirmations taken and made in various departments of the government of New South Wales and to substitute declarations in lieu thereof and for the suppression of voluntary and extrajudicial oaths and affidavits - D. J. Newton. Declared at Sydney in the said colony the 17th day of [blank] in the year of our lord 1876 before me, William Deane, notary public, Sydney.

 

30th April 1889

 

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

The 30th day of April 1889.

Admission of Mary Delia Skerritt for life and her five children as tenants in common in remainder.[43]
Rent 3s 6d. Fine £14.
Whereas on the 28th day of October 1863 by a surrender duly enrolled Simeon Edwards, a copyhold tenant of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, in consideration of a sum of £250 paid to him by James Skerritt of 43 South Street, Chelsea, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, absolutely surrendered out of court into the hands of the lord of the said manor all that copyhold messuage or tenement, then in the occupation of John Henry Witham, together with the garden and outbuildings thereto belonging, situate on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, lying between the premises of J. Deacon, esquire, and Mr ?Cownden, and containing 30 poles or thereabouts, with the appurtenances, to the use of the said James Skerritt, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, and thereupon the said James Skerritt was on the same day out of court admitted tenant of the said premises. To hold the same unto him, the said James Skerritt, his heirs and assigns by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said James Skerritt died on the 16th day of January 1875 having by his will, dated the 3rd day of April 1844, devised and bequeathed all his copyhold and leasehold messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances unto and to the use of his wife Mary Delia Skerritt and her assigns during her life, with remainder to the use of all and every his children and child by his said wife, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively according to the nature of the tenure thereof as tenants in common, if more than one, with an executory limitation of the shares as well original as accrued of any such children, who should die under the age of 21 years and without having been married, to the use of the other or others of such children, his, her or their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively, if more than one, as tenants in common, and having by his said will bequeathed the residue of his personal estate to his said wife, appointed her sole executrix thereof. And whereas the said will was proved by the said Mary Delia Skerritt on the 28th day of April 1875 in the Principal Registry of the Court of Probate. And whereas the said James Skerrit left Edward Markham Skerritt his eldest son and four other children only by his said wife, namely Mary Delia Matthews (formerly Skerritt), Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt him surviving, and all such children have long since attained their respective ages of 21 years. And whereas on the 29th day of April 1889 the said will of the said James Skerritt was presented to the steward of the said manor out of court for enrolment on the court rolls of the said manor and the said will was accordingly enrolled. Now be it remembered that on the said 30th day of April 1889 out of court the said Mary Delia Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt, Mary Delia Matthews, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt by William Garner, their attorney, came before George Allington Charsley, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted tenants of the said hereditaments, to which the said James Skerritt was admitted out of court on the 28th day of October 1863. To which the said Mary Delia Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt, Mary Delia Matthews, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt by William Garner, their said attorney, the lord of the said manor by his said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said hereditaments with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Maria Delia Skerritt (the widow of the said James Skerritt) and her assigns during her life and after her decease to the use of the said Edward Markham Skerritt, Mary Delia Matthews, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt and their heirs as tenants in common in remainder 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 at the yearly rent of 3s 6d and other duties and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And saving the right of the lord of the said manor, the said Mary Delia Skerritt was admitted tenant for life and the said Edward Markham Skerritt, Mary Delia Matthews, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt were admitted tenants in common in remainder of the said hereditaments and paid on such their admittance a fine in equal proportions for this turn only, as appears in the margin, but their fealty was respited, because, etc.

George Allington Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

9th March 1889

Mrs Mary D. Skerritt and others to William Garner. Power of attorney.
I certify that the original power of attorney is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
To all, to whom these presents shall come, Mary Delia Skerritt of Markham House, Wokingham in the county of Berkshire, widow, Edward Markham Skerritt of ?Thornto Villa, Richmond Hill, Clifton near Bristol, in the county of Somerset, M.D., Alfred Pemberton Skerritt of ?Ruthern Street, Waverley, Sydney, in the colony of New South Wales, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt of Markham House, Wokingham, aforesaid, spinster, and Alice Matilda Skerritt of the same place, spinster, severally send greeting. Whereas James Skerritt the younger, formerly of No. 43 Smith Street, Chelsea, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, deceased, by his will, dated the 3rd day of April 1844, gave, devised and bequeathed all his copyhold and leasehold messuages, lands, tenements, hereditaments and premises with the several appurtenances unto and to the use of his wife, the said Mary Delia Skerritt, and her assigns during her life, with remainder to the use of all and every his children and child by his said wife, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively according to the nature of the tenure thereof as tenants in common, if more than one, with a limitation over of the shares as well original as accrued of any of such children, who should die under the age of 21 years and without having been married, to the use of the other or others of such children, his, her or their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively, if more than one, as tenants in common. And the said testator appointed his said wife sold executrix of his said will. And whereas on the 28th day of October 1863 Simeon Edwards, a copyhold or customary tenant of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, in consideration of a sum of £250 paid to him by the said James Skerritt (then of Wokingham in the county of Berkshire) for the absolute purchase of the hereditaments, hereinafter described, and the customary inheritance thereof in possession, subject to a certain indenture of lease, dated the 3rd day of May 1856 and made between the said Simeon Edwards of the one part and John Henry Witham of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, of the other part (whereby the said Simeon Edwards devised the said premises unto the said John Henry Witham for a term of 21 years from the 25th day of March then last 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 premises), did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor all that copyhold messuage or tenement, then 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, then late of J. Deacon, esquire, and Mr ?Crendon and containing by admeasurement 30 poles or thereabouts, with its appurtenances. To the use 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, and thereupon the said James Skerritt was on the same day admitted tenant of the said premises. To hold the same unto him, the said James Skerritt, his heirs and assigns accordingly. And whereas the said James Skerritt died on the 16th day of January 1875 without having revoked or altered his said will, and such will was on the 28th day of April 1875 duly proved by the said Mary Delia Skerritt, the relict and sole executrix, in the Principal Registry of the Court of Probate. And whereas the said James Skerritt left the said Edward Markham Skerritt his eldest son and customary heir and four other children only by his said wife, namely Mary Delia Matthews, the wife of the Reverend John Matthews, now of Holmlea, High Barnett in the county of Hertfordshire, clerk in holy orders, and the said Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt him surviving, and all such children are now living and have long since attained their respective ages of 21 years. And whereas the said Mary Delia Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt, John Matthews and Mary Delia Matthews, his wife, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt have contracted and agreed with the said John Henry Witham for the absolute sale to him of the said copyhold messuage or tenement and hereditaments at the price of £250. Now these presents witness that the said Mary Delia Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt do and every of them does hereby appoint William Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, solicitor, to be the attorney of them and each and every of them for them respectively and on their respective behalves to appear at the next or some subsequent court to be held for the said manor of Chalfont St Peter or before the lord or lady, lords or ladies, steward or deputy steward of the said manor out of court and to pray and receive and take admittance to the aforesaid copyhold messuage or tenement and hereditaments, or as to the said Edward Markham Skerritt, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt, to the several undivided fifth shares therein, to which they are respectively entitled in remainder, as aforesaid, under the said will. To hold the same to the use of them, the said Mary Delia Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt for their respective estates and interests therein under the said will. And after such admittance so had and taken to surrender into the hands of the said lord or lady, lords or ladies either personally or by the hands and acceptance of the said steward or deputy steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor all the said premises, to which they respectively shall have been so admitted with the appurtenances. And all the estate and interest of them, the said Mary Delia Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt under the said will or otherewise therein, to the use of the said John Henry Witham, his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor. And also for them the said Mary Delia Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt respectively and in their respective names and on the respective behalves to receive or concur in receiving from the said John Henry Witham the said purchase money or sum of £250 net all interest due or to become due for the same and to give or concur in giving an effective receipt and discharge for the same in conjunction with the said John Matthews and Mary Delia Matthews, his wife, or any person or persons interested in the said copyhold premises. And to execute and do all such assurances, acts, matters and things, as shall be necessary or expedient for procuring the said John Henry Witham, his heirs or assigns to be admitted tenant or tenants to the said copyhold premises. And the said Mary Delia Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt do and each of them does hereby agree to ratify and confirm all and whatsoever the said William Garner shall do or cause to be done or purport to do or cause to be done by virtue of these presents. And further do and each of them does hereby declare that these presents are irrevocable by them respectively for the space of one year from the date hereof. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the 9th day of March 1889. Mary Delia Skerritt.
Edward Markham Skerritt.
Alfred Pemberton Skerritt by the hand of Mary Delia Skerritt.
Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt.
Alice Matilda Skerritt.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Mary Delia Skerritt for herself and Alfred Pemberton Skerritt in the presence of J. Watts, auctioneer, Wokingham, Berks.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt in the presence of J. Watts, auctioneer, Wokingham, Berks.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Edward Markham Skerritt in the presence of A. E. ?Aust Lawrence, physician, 19 Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Alice Matilda Skerritt in the presence of J. Watts, auctioneer, Wokingham, Berks.

 

4th July 1879

Will of James Langstone.
This is the last will and testament of me, James Langstone, of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer. First I appoint my two sons, Henry Langstone and James Langstone, executors and trustees of this my will. I devise all my freehold estate unto and to the use of the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, upon trust that the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone or the survivor of them or heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall sell the same either together or in parcels and either by public auction or private contract and may buy in or rescind any contract for sale and resell without being responsible for any loss occasioned thereby, and execute and do all such assurances and acts for effectuating any such sale, as they or he shall think fit. I devise all the copyhold messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments, situate in or held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, of or to which I shall at my death be seised or entitled, or over which I shall at my death have a general power of appointment or disposition (except what I otherwise dispose by this my will or any codicil thereto), to such uses for such estate and in such manner, as the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall by deed appoint. And in default of and until such appointment and so far as so such appointment shall extend, to the use of the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone, their heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and at and under the accustomed rents, fines, heriots, suits and services. And I hereby declare that the power of appointment, hereinbefore given to the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone and the survivor of them and the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor and the estate hereinbefore devised to them, their heirs and assigns in default of appointment are so given and devised upon trust that they, the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall sell the same either together or in parcels and either by public auction or private contract, and may buy in or rescind any contract for sale and resell without being responsible for any loss occasioned thereby, and execute and do all such assurances and acts for effectuating any such sale, as they or he shall think. I bequeath all my personal estate unto the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone, their executors and administrators, upon trust that they, the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor, shall call in, sell and convert into money such parts of my said personal estate, as shall not consist of money. And I declare that they the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone and the survivor of them and the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall out of the monies to arise from the sale of my said freehold and copyhold estate and the conversion into money of such part of my said personal estate, as shall not consist of money, and the money, of which I shall be possessed at my death, pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, and divide the net residue of such monies equally between and among all my children or any my child, who shall be living at the time of my death, and who being sons or a son shall attain the age of 21 years, or being daughters or a daughter shall attain that age or marry under that age. Provided that, if any of my said children shall die in my lifetime leaving any child or children, who shall be living at my death, then I declare that the share of my residuary estate, so as aforesaid intended for every or any of my said children so dying, shall be held by my trustees, in trust for all or any his or her children or child, who shall be living at my death, and who being male attain the age of 21 years or being female attain that age or marry, and if more than one in equal shares. And I hereby revoke all former wills heretofore made by me and declare this to be my last will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of July 1879. James Langstone.
Signed and declared by the above-named testator James Langstone as and for his last will in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: William Garner, solicitor, Uxbridge. Herbert ?Baille, Uxbridge, gentleman.

This is a codicil to the last will and testament, bearing date the 4th day of July 1879, of me, James Langstone, of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer. Whereas I have by my said will appointed my son, James Langstone, one of the executors and trustees thereof, now I do hereby revoke such appointment and direct that my said will shall in all respects be read and construed, as if my said son, James Langstone, had never been appointed an executor thereof, and in all other respects I confirm my said will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 23rd day of July 1885, James Langstone.
Signed and declared by the above-named testator, James Langstone, as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: William Garner, solicitor, Uxbridge. Walter Benning, clerk to Messieurs Woolls, Paterson and Garner, solicitors, Uxbridge.

The Principal Registry

In her majesty’s High Court of Justice - Be it known that at the date, hereunder written, the last will and testament with a codicil thereto (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) of James Langstone, late of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, deceased, who died on the 7th day of April 1888 at Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, was proved and registered in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice, and that administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid court to Henry Langstone, the son of the said deceased, the executor named in the said will, he having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same. And it is hereby certified that an affidavit in verification of the account of the said estate has been delivered, wherein it is shown that the gross value of the said estate accounts to £11 4s 3d and no more. Dated the 30th day of April 1888 - J. C. Harman, registrar.

Extracted by W. Garner, solicitor, Uxbridge.

Seal of the Probate Division.

 

25th March 1889

Henry Langstone and others to James Langstone. Bargain and sale. Stamp £2 5s 6d.
I hereby certify that this deed is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
This indenture made the 25th day of March 1889 between Henry Langstone of Gerrards Cross in the county of Berkshire, gentleman, of the first part, Frederick Langstone of Richmond Road, Twickenham in the county of Surrey, coal merchant, Thomas Langstone of the British Lion Inn, Twickenham, aforesaid, licensed victualler, and William Langstone of Biddenham House, Maze Road, Willisden in the county of Middlesex, gardener, of the second part, and James Langstone of Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, cow keeper, of the third part. Whereas James Langstone of Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, farmer, being seised of and entitled to the copyhold or customary hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby bargained and sold and also released and confirmed for an estate of inheritance to him and his heirs according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, duly made and executed his last will and testament, bearing date the 4th day of July 1879, and thereby after appointing his two sons, Henry Langstone and James Langstone, executors and trustees thereof and devising all his freehold estate, as therein mentioned, devised all the copyhold messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments, situate in or held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, of or to which he should at his death be seised or entitled, or over which he should at his death have a general power of appointment or disposition (except what he otherwise disposed of by that his will or any codicil thereto), to such uses for such estates and in such manner, as the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor should by deed appoint. And in default of and until such appointment and so far as no such appointment should extend, to the use of the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone, their heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and at and under the accustomed rents, fines, heriots, suits and services, and the said testator thereby declared that the power of appointment, thereinbefore given to the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone and the survivor of them and the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor and the estate, thereinbefore devised to them, their heirs and assigns in default of appointment, were so given and devised upon trust that they, the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor should sell the same either together or in parcels and either by public auction or private contract, and might buy in or rescind any contract for sale and resell without being responsible for any loss occasioned thereby, and execute and do all such assurances and acts for effectuating any such sale, as they or he should think fit. And the testator thereby further declared that they, the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone and the survivor of them and the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor, should out of the monies to arise from the sale of his said freehold and copyhold estate and the conversion into money of such part of his said personal estate, as should not consist of money, and the money, of which he should be possessed at his death, pay the funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and divide the net residue of such monies equally between and among all his children or any his child, who should be living at the time of his death, and who being sons or a son should attain the age of 21 years, or being daughters or a daughter, should attain that age or marry under that age. And whereas the said testator duly made and executed a codicil to his hereinbefore recited will, bearing date the 23rd day of July 1885, whereby after reciting that he had by his said will appointed his son, James Langstone, one of the executors and trustees thereof, he did thereby revoke such appointment and directed that his said will should in all respects be read and construed, as if his said son, James Langstone, had not been appointed an executor thereof, and in all other respects he confirmed his said will. And whereas the said testator James Langstone died on the 7th day of April 1888 and the said will and codicil were duly proved by the said Henry Langstone in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice on the 30th day of the same month. And whereas the said testator James Langstone left five children him surviving and no more, all of whom have attained their majority, namely the said Henry Langstone, James Langstone (party hereto), Frederick Langstone, Thomas Langstone and William Langstone. And whereas the said Thomas Langstone, in pursuance of the trust for sale in the said will contained, has agreed for the sale of the copyhold hereditaments and premises, hereinafter devised, to the said James Langstone (party hereto) at the price of £450, and the said Frederick Langstone, Thomas Langstone and William Langstone have respectively agreed to join in and ?count these presents for the purpose of confirming such sale, as is hereafter contained. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £450 upon the execution of these presents paid by the said James Langstone (party hereto) to the said Henry Langstone (the receipt of which said sum of £450 the said Henry Langstone does hereby acknowledge), he, the said Henry Langstone, by virtue and in exercise of the said power for this purpose given to him by the said will of the said James Langstone devised and of every or any other power enabling him in this behalf does hereby bargain and sell, and they, the said Frederick Langstone, Thomas Langstone and William Langstone, do and each of them does hereby release and confirm unto the said James Langstone (party hereto), his heirs and assigns, all these two messuages or tenements together with the outbuildings, gardens and premises thereto respectively belonging, situate upon Gerrards Cross within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, one of which said messuages or tenements and premises is known as ‘Ivy Cottage’ and is in the occupation of Mr Wright, and the other of which said messuages or tenements and premises is in the occupation of William ?Danes. To have and to hold all the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby bargained and sold, unto the said James Langstone (party hereto), his heirs and assigns. To the use of the said James Langstone (party hereto), his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the suits, services, rents, fines and heriots therefore due and of right accustomed. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals, the day and year first above-written.
Henry Langstone.
Frederick Fowkes Langstone.
Thomas Langstone.
William L. Langstone.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Henry Langstone, Frederick F. Langstone, Thomas Langstone and William Langstone in the presence of W. Garner, solicitor, Uxbridge.

 

19th January 1888

Will of Alfred Wilson.
This is the last will and testament of me, Alfred Wilson, of No. 73 Great Ormond Street, Queen Square, Bloomsbury in the county of Middlesex, retired auctioneer and lawyer. I revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me. I appoint George Allen of No. 17 Carlisle Street, Soho Square, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, sole executor and trustee of this my will, and I bequeath to the said George Allen free of legacy duty the four watercolour drawings by ?Gaudy, now being in my drawing room. I bequeath the following pecuniary legacies free of duty, namely to the said George Allen £100, to my housekeeper Emily Muston £100, to my cousin Jane ... of No. 20 Northumberland Street, Marylebone Road, in the county of Middlesex, £100, to Scott Hatley of No. 150 Brecknock Road, Kentish Town in the county of Middlesex, surveyor, £500, to Elizabeth, the wife of John ?Wallion, £100 for her sole and separate use and free from … control, to Annie Elizabeth ?Wallion, daughter of the said John and Elizabeth ?Wallion, £100 to be vested in and payable to her as and when she shall attain the age of 21 years or be married, with power for my said executor and trustee to apply the whole part of the last mentioned legacy, while the same shall be contingent for the endowment in life, or otherwise for the benefit of the said Anne Elizabeth Wallion during minority. And I direct the said mentioned legacy to be, if not vested and payable, retained and set apart at the end of the calendar months next after my decease, but without interest in the meantime, and if retained and set apart to be invested in the money of my said executor and trustee in or upon any of the securities, upon which trustees may for the time being be authorised by law to invest trust monies with power to vary the investments from time to time for any other or others of the like nature. I bequeath my leasehold house number 1 Swinton Street, Grays Inn Road, in the county of Middlesex, to the said Emily Muston for such term as I may have therein on my decease, subject to the payment by her of the rent and to the performance of the covenants of the lease, under which the same house may be held. And I bequeath my leasehold house Number 70 Leighton Road, Kentish Town, in the county of Middlesex, to the said George Allen, upon trust to pay the net rent thereof to my said cousin Jane ...man for her life (if such term as I may have therein at my decease shall so long endure) after paying thereout the ground rent and insurance and in other respects performing the covenants of the law, under which the same house is held. And on her decease, if such term shall be then unexpired, I direct that the last mentioned leasehold house shall fall into and form part of my residuary estate. I direct my said executor and trustee to pay out of the residue of my estate all successive duty payable in respect of the leasehold property, hereinbefore bequeathed. And as to all my real estate and the rest, residue and remainder of my personal estate after payment out of my said real and residuary personal estate of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses and the legacies, hereinbefore bequeathed by me, and the legacy and successive duty, hereinbefore directed to be paid, I give, devise and bequeath the same unto the said George Allen for his absolute use and benefit. And I direct that the said George Allen shall be entitled to charge for any business done by him in connection with this my will (whether the same be strictly professional or not) in the same manner, as if he had not been appointed the executor and trustee hereof. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 19th day of January 1888. Alfred Wilson.
Signed and declared by the said Alfred Wilson, the testator, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, both present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Alfred H. Briggs, solicitor, 5 Verulam Buildings, Grays Inn.
Reginald C. Miller.

 

12th June 1889

 

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

The 12th day of June 1889.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at the George Inn at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 12th day of June in the year of our lord 1889 before George Allington Charsley, gentleman, steward of the said manor, the lord of the manor being present in person.

The homage:     
James Rowles, foreman
James Smith                              
Joseph Coleman             

27th May 1889.
Mary Delia Skerritt to John Henry Witham.[43]
Absolute surrender.
I certify that the surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present an absolute surrender from Mary Delia Skerritt and others, customary tenants of this manor, to John Henry Witham of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, dated the 27th day of May 1889, 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 27th day of May in the year of our Lord 1889.
Be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, Mary Delia Skerritt of Markham House, Wokingham in the county of Berkshire, widow, Edward Markham Skerritt of Thornton House, Richmond Hill, Bristol, in the county of Somerset, M.D., the Reverend John Matthews of ?Horslea, New Barnett, in the county of Middlesex, clerk in holy orders, and Mary Delia Matthews, his wife (formerly Mary Delia Skerritt), Alfred Pemberton Skerritt of ?Ruthven Street, Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales (by the said Mary Delia Skerritt, his attorney, lawfully appointed), Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt, both of Markham House, Wokingham, aforesaid, spinsters, copyhold tenants of the said manor, as to the said Mary Delia Skerritt, John Matthews and Mary Delia Matthews, his wife, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt came before William Garner, deputy steward for this purpose only to George Allington Charsley, chief steward of the said manor and the courts thereof (she, the said Mary Delia Matthews, 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), and the said Edward Markham Skerritt came before George Allington Charsley, the steward of the said manor and the courts thereof, by William Garner, his attorney, lawfully appointed, and did out of court, in consideration of the sum of £250 to them, the said Edward Markham Skerritt, John Matthews and Mary Delia Matthews, his wife, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt in equal proportions by the direction of the said Mary Delia Skerritt paid by John Henry Witham of Gerrards Cross in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, at or immediately before the passing of the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, the receipt of which sum and that the same is in full for all consideration money on sale of the hereditaments, hereinafter mentioned to be surrendered hereby, and by the receipt for the same sum, hereunder written, acknowledged surrender out of their and each of their hands into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that copyhold messuage or tenement, formerly in the occupation of the said John Henry Witham and now of Thomas William Penny, together with the garden and outbuildings thereunto belonging, situate on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, lying between the premises of J. Deacon, esquire, and Mr Cownden, and containing thirty poles or thereabouts, to which said hereditaments the said Mary Delia Skerritt was in on the 30th day of April 1889 admitted tenant for life under the will of James Skerritt, her husband, dated the 3rd day of April 1844 and proved in the principal registry of the court of probate on the 28th day of April 1875, and on the same day the said Edward Markham Skerritt, Mary Delia Matthews, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt were admitted under the same will as tenants in common in remainder. And all revisions, 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 them, the said Mary Delia Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt, John and Mary Delia Matthews, his wife, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt or either of them of, in, to or out of the said hereditaments, so surrendered or mentioned so to be, with the appurtenances, actual and reputed. To the use and behoof of the said John Henry Witham, his heirs and assigns forever absolutely at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Mary Delia Skerritt, John Matthews, Mary Delia Matthews, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt by Mary Delia Skerritt, his attorney, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt, Alice Matilda Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt by W. Garner, his attorney.
Taken and accepted, except as to the said Edward Markham Skerritt (together with the private examination of the said Mary Delia Matthews), the day and year, first above-written, before W. Garner, deputy steward.
Taken and accepted as to the said Edward Markham Skerritt by William Garner, his attorney, the day and year, first above-written, before me, George Allington Charsley, chief steward.
Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named John Henry Witham the sum of £250, the consideration money above mentioned to be paid by him to us, £250. Alfred Pemberton Skerritt by Mary Delia Skerritt, his attorney, John Matthews, Mary Delia Matthews, Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt, Alice Matilda Skerritt, Edward Markham Skerritt by W. Garner his attorney.
Witness to the signature of John Matthews and Mary Delia Matthews, his wife, Alfred Pemberton Skerritt (by Mary Delia Skerritt, his attorney, lawfully appointed), Charlotte Elizabeth Skerritt and Alice Matilda Skerritt, W. Garner, deputy steward.
Witness to the signature of Edward Markham Skerritt by William Garner, his attorney, George Allington Charsley, chief steward.

John Henry Witham. Admission.[43]
Rent 3s 6d. Fine £12.
Now to this court comes the said John Henry Witham in his own proper person and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said messuage or tenement with the appurtenances. To whom the lord of the this manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the road. To hold unto the said John Henry Witham, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly quit‑rent of 3s 6d, fealty, suit of court 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 thereof, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Presentment of death of James Langstone.[46]
Heriot £1. First proclamation.
And at this court the homage present the death of James Langstone on the 7th day of April 1888, who died seised of all that messuage with the outbuildings, gardens 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 afterwards in the occupation of Richard Chipps. And all and singular messuages or tenements, land, hereditaments and premises, to which the said James Langstone was admitted tenant at a court held for this manor on the 7th day of June 1871. Whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin, and thereupon the first proclamation was made for the customary heir or other person claiming the same to come in and take admittance thereto.

Presentment of will of James Langstone.[46]
Also at this court the homage present the will of the said James Langstone, dated the 4th day of July 1879, with one codicil, dated the 23rd day of July 1885, which were duly proved in the principal registry of the probate division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 30th day of April 1888 by Henry Langstone, the sole executor, and which have been duly enrolled on the court rolls of this manor, whereby, after appointing his two sons, Henry Langstone and James Langstone, executors and trustees of his will, the testator devised all the copyhold messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments, situate in or held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, of or to which he should at his death be seised or entitled or are which he should at his death have a general power of appointment or disposition, except what he otherwise disposed of by his will or any codicil thereto, to such uses for such estates and in such manner, as the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone or the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor should by deed appoint, and in default of and until such appointment and so far as no such appointment should extend, to the use of the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone, their heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and at and under the accustomed rents, fines, heriots, suits and services. And the testator declared that the power of appointment, thereinbefore given, as aforesaid, and the estate devised to the said Henry Langstone and James Langstone and the survivor of them and the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor in default of appointment were so given upon trust for sale, as in the said testator’s will as mentioned. And by the codicil to the said will the said testator, after reciting that he had appointed his son, James Langstone, one of the executors and trustees thereof, revoked such appointment and directed his said will should in all respects be read and construed, as if his said son, James Langstone, had never been appointed an executor thereof, and in all other respects he confirmed his said will.

Presentment of deed of bargain and sale from Henry Langstone and others to James Langstone.[46]
I certify that this deed of bargain and sale is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Heriot £5.
Also at this court the homage present an indenture of bargain and sale, dated the 25th day of March 1889, which has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of this manor, by which indenture the before mentioned hereditaments, described in the said indenture as “All those two messuages or tenements together with the outbuildings, gardens and premises thereto respectively belonging, situate upon Gerrards Cross within the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, one of which said messuages or tenements and premises is known as ‘Ivy Cottage’ and is in the occupation of Mr Wright, and the other of which said messuages or tenements and premises is in the occupation of William Dancer”, were bargained and sold unto and to the use of James Langstone (party thereto), his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor, and by and under the suits, services, rents, fines and heriots therefore due and of right accustomed. Whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of James Langstone.[46]
Notice under copyhold act 1889 sent to James Langstone by registered letter this 29th August 1889.
Rent 2s 6d. Fine £24.
Now at this court comes James Langstone of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, cowkeeper, in his own proper person and prays of the lord of this manor to be admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises, of which the said James Langstone died seised, and so bargained and sold to him by the said indenture, and to which the said James Langstone, the testator, was admitted tenant at a court held for this manor on the 7th day of June 1871, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of this manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold unto the said James Langstone, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor at the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court 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 thereof, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Presentment of death of John Jones.
Heriot.
First proclamation for heir or devisee of John Jones.
Also at this court the homage present that John Jones (whose death and will were presented at a court held for this manor on the 24th day of June 1887 and duly enrolled) died seised of a copyhold malthouse, messuage and premises, closes of meadow, pasture and arable land, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, to which the said John Jones was admitted tenant on the 30th day of July 1841, whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot, and the first proclamation is made for the customary heir or devisee of the said John Jones or such other person or persons, as claim right or title to the said hereditaments held of this manor to come in and take admittance thereto, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord for want of a tenant, but no one comes, therefore at the next court let the second proclamation be made.

Heriot.
First proclamation for Frederick Jones, devisee under will of the said John Jones.
Also at this court the homage present that the said John Jones also died seised of all that curtomary or copyhold messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly occupied by William Lovell, to which the said John Jones was admitted on the 12th day of November 1823 on the surrender of the said William Lovell. Whereupon happened to the lord a heriot. And the first proclamation is made for Frederick Jones, the devisee under the will of the said John Jones, or other person or persons, as claim right or title to the said hereditaments to come into court and take admittance thereto, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant, but no one comes, therefore at the next court let the second proclamation be made.

Death of Alfred Wilson (surviving trustee of the will of John Heron) presented.
Heriot £5.
First proclamation for heir of Alfred Wilson.
Also at this court the homage present that Alfred Wilson (who was the last surviving trustee under the will of John Heron, which has heretofore been duly enrolled) died on the 25th day of April 1888 seised of the copyhold or customary messuage or tenement called Tubses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, situate and being in this manor and in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and also all those 33 acres of copyhold land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near adjoining with their appurtenances, to which Richard Bright, John Watts and the said Alfred Wilson were admitted tenants according to the tenure of the will of the said John Heron on the 10th day of October 1860. Whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot, and the first proclamation is made for the customary heir of Alfred Wilson, the last surviving trustee under the will of the said John Heron, or other person or persons, as claim right or title to the said hereditaments held of this manor, whereof the said Alfred Wilson died seised, to come into court and take admittance thereto according to the tenor of the will of the said John Heron, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant, but no one comes, therefore at the next court let the second proclamation be made.

Thomas Salter.
Presentment of absolute surrender to him from Samuel Walter Goodridge.[34]
I certify that this surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Also at this court the homage present an absolute surrender from Samuel Walter Goodridge to Thomas Salter of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, bearing date the 6th day of May 1857, 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 May in the year 1857 Samuel Walter Goodridge, late of Market Street, Clerkenwell, in the county of Middlesex, horse dealer, and now of No. 7 Gough Street, Gray’s Inn Road, in the said county, came before John Jones and James Edwards, two of the customary tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of £295 sterling paid to him, the said Samuel Walter Goodridge, by Thomas Salter of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, yeoman, as and for the absolute purchase of the hereditaments, hereinafter described, and paid at or before the taking of this present surrender, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he, the said Samuel Walter Goodridge, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor (according to the custom of the said manor) by the rod by hands and acceptance of the said John Jones and James Edwards, two other copyholders of the said manor, as aforesaid, all that tenement called Timber Hall 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 Henry Goodridge, late of Joseph ?Rayer and now of Robert Hancox, together with all and singular the hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, watercourses, profits, privileges, commons, rights of common, commons of pasture and turbary and all other commonable rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage, land, hereditaments and premises 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, property, claim and demand whatsoever both at law and in equity of him, the said Samuel Walter Goodridge, of, in and to the same premises, to the absolute use and behoof of the said Thomas Salter, his heirs and assigns forever by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, subject to the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed, S. W. Goodridge. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, within the said manor by and before us, John Jones, James Edwards. Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named Thomas Salter the sum of £295, being the consideration money agreed to be paid by him to me, S. W. Goodridge. Witness, Edward Woolls, solicitor, Uxbridge.”

Death of Thomas Salter presented.
First proclamation for heir or devisee of the said Thomas Salter.
And at this court the homage present the death of the said Thomas Salter on the [blank] day of [blank] 18[blank] without having been admitted to the said customary or copyhold hereditaments, whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot. And the first proclamation is made for the customary heir or devisee of the said Thomas Salter or other person or persons, as claim right or title to the said customary or copyhold hereditaments held of the manor and surrendered, as aforesaid, to the use of the said Thomas Salter by the said Samuel Walter Goodridge to come into court and take admittance thereto, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant. Whereupon there was presented to the homage a deed of grant, bargain and sale, dated the 30th day of November 1857, which was ordered to be enrolled.

Presentment of absolute surrender to William Tomblin.[19]
Heriot.
I certify that this surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Also at this court the homage present an absolute surrender from Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King and Charles King to William Tomblin of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, dated the 29th day of October 1869, 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 29th day of October 1869 Nash Downes King of 42 Red Lion Street, Holborn, gentleman, John Batchelor King of the same place, baker, Harriett Maria King of Cowbridge, Hertford, spinster, and Charles King of Belvedere Road, Lambeth, in Surrey, baker, being customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, in consideration of £130 sterling to them, the said Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King and Charles King paid by William Tomblin of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, gardener, at or before the taking of the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold messuages 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 lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Edward Woolls and James Edwards, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the same manor, all those two cottages, standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire, now in the occupation of the said William Tomblin and widow Harrison, together with the gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging, and to which said premises the said Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King and Charles King were admitted tenants out of court on the [blank] day of October instant. 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 Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King and Charles King or any or either of them in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said William Tomblin, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King, Charles King.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by us within the said manor, Edward Woolls, James Edwards.
Received at the time of making the above surrender of and from William Tomblin the sum of £130, being the consideration money, within expressed to be paid by him to us, £130. Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King, Charles King. Witness Edward Woolls, James Edwards. Whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot.”

First proclamation for William Tomblin.[19]
And the first proclamation is made for the said William Tomblin or other person or persons, as claim right or title to the said hereditaments held of this manor and so surrendered to the said William Tomblin, to come into court and take admittance thereto, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant, but no one comes, therefore at the next court let the second proclamation be made.

Death of Daniel Jones presented.
Heriot.
First proclamation for heir of the said Daniel Jones.
Also at this court the homage present the death of Daniel Jones on the [blank] day of [blank] 18[blank], who died seised of all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement commonly called Water Hall, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, to which he was admitted tenant on the 30th day of July 1841, whereupon happenend to the lord of this manor a heriot. And the first proclamation is made for the customary heir of the said Daniel Jones or other person or persons, as claim right or title to the said hereditaments, of which the said Daniel Jones so died seised, as aforesaid, to come into court and take admittance thereto, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant, but no one comes, therefore at the next court let the second proclamation be made.

Third proclamation for heir or devisee of George Healy.
Also at this court the third proclamation is made for the heir or devisee of George Healy or other person entitled to come into court and be admitted tenant to the customary or copyhold hereditaments at Layters Green in this manor, to which he was admitted tenant in trust for Mrs Isabella Evans on the 12th day of May 1852, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant, but no one comes, therefore default is ordered to be recorded.

Encroachments thrown out.
Also at this court the homage present that there have been thrown into the wastelands, as heretofore ordered, encroachments, which had been made by the following persons, namely John Henry Saunders, Joseph Fowler, William Bell and Adelaide S. Healy.

Daniel Ryder: easement.
Also at this court the homage present that Daniel Ryder continues to exercise an easement on Gold Hill Common to place sand thereon and is allowed to continue as a yearly tenant thereof at a rental of 2s per annum, payable at Michaelmas in each year, so long as he is permitted to continue the same.

 

Orders

Also at this court the homage present that heaps of manure and heaps of rubbish and other things not permitted continue to be places on the wastelands of this manor and are hereby ordered to be immediately removed or they will be seized for the use of the lord.

Also at this court the homage present that cart roads and footpaths are being made over the wastelands of this manor and the bailiff is hereby ordered to stop the same.

Also at this court the homage present that John Topham Collins has been appointed bailiff of this manor.

Also at this court the homage present that William Tomblin is appointed hayward of this manor in the room of John Hunt for the year ensuing or until another be appointed in his stead and sworn in.

The end of this court.
George A. Charsley, steward.

 

7th August 1889

The trustees of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, and others to Mr John Henry Witham.[43] Deed of enfranchisement of a messuage or tenement and hereditaments situate at Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.
Stamp 5s.
This indenture made the 7th day of August 1889 between Frederick Charsley of 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, gentleman, of the first part, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and William Wykes Ladelle of the honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn, barrister at law (hereinafter called the trustees) of the second part, Charles Edward Moore of Fernhurst, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the same county of Buckinghamshire of the third part, and John Henry Witham of Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, gentleman, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of assurance, dated the 5th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, of the first part, the said Edward Moore of the second part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the third part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd of the fourth part, and duly acknowledged by the said Mary Moore and enrolled in the high court of Chancery, and of an indenture 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 Frederick Charsley and John Marmaduke Teesdale (since deceased) of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore (since deceased) and the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part and the Reverend Charles Lloyd (since deceased), the said George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of an indenture of appointment of new trustees dated the 15th day of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the trustees of the third part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) limited and appointed to the use of the said Frederick Charsley, his heirs and assigns as a subsisting annuity by way of mortgage for the payment to the said Frederick Charsley as the surviving mortgagee, his executors, administrators or assigns of the sum of £5,000 and interest thereon, and subject to such mortgage and the principal money and interest thereby devised 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 hereinbefore mentioned indenture of the 8th day of June 1868 provided, agreed and declared that it should be lawful for the trustees or the survivor or survivors 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 now reciting indenture as tenant for life or tenants in tail of 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 years, then at the discretion of the 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 and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements with such considerations 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 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, if 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 power 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 customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor and his or their heirs or otherwise, as 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 said Mary Moore died on the 2nd day of January 1888, whereupon by virtue of the hereinbefore recited indenture of settlement the said manor of Chalfont St Peter with the appurtenances devolved upon the said Charles Edward Moore. And whereas the said John Henry Witham is a copyhold tenant according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, of all that copyhold messuage or tenement, formerly in the occupation of the said John Henry Witham and now of Thomas William Penny with the garden and outbuildings thereunto belonging, situate on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, lying between the premises S. Deacon, esquire, and Mr Cownden and containing thirty poles or thereabouts with the appurtenances. To which said hereditaments and premises the said John Henry Witham was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 12th day of June 1889. And whereas the trustees in exercise of a power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore have agreed with the said John Henry Witham for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised, at the price of £35. And whereas the said Frederick Charsley as the surviving mortgagee, being satisfied that his said mortgage debt is otherwise sufficiently secured, consents to such enfranchisement and has agreed to join in these presents for the purpose and in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £35 upon the execution hereof paid by the said John Henry Witham to the trustees with the concurrence of the said Frederick Charsley and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said John Henry Witham, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the power for that 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 said Frederick Charsley and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified by their severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estate, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 messuage or tenement, land and hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. And the said Frederick Charsley (at the request as well of the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore as of the said John Henry Witham) does hereby grant, assign and release. And the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid) do and each of them does hereby grant assign, enfranchise and release. And the said Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant, release, enfranchise and dispose of unto the said John Henry Witham all that messuage or tenement, formerly in the occupation of the said John Henry Witham and now of Thomas William Penny, together with the garden and outbuildings thereunto belonging, situate on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, lying between the premises of S. Deacon, esquire, and Mr Cownden, and containing thirty poles or thereabouts. To which the said John Henry Witham was admitted on the 12th day of June 1889, as aforesaid, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said messuage or tenement, land and hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described. And all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said messuage or land, hereditaments and premises. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the said Frederick Charsley and the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore and each of them into and upon the same premises. To have and to hold all the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said John Henry Witham, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof, and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal moneys and interest owing or intended to be secured by and all claims and demands under the said indenture of the 6th day of June 1868. And this indenture also witnesses that in further pursuance of the said agreement and for the consideration, aforesaid, they, the trustees, in exercise of all and every the powers, aforesaid, and with such consent testified in such manner, aforesaid, do by this present deed appoint and the said Frederick Charsley as such request, as aforesaid, 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 Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant and dispose of unto the said John Henry Witham all such commonage and rights of common of what nature and 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 said John Henry Witham 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 or the like manner, as the said John Henry Witham or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said John Henry Witham in fee simple.
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. George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col.
W. W. Ladelle. Charles Edward Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of F. K. Charsley, 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of Edward Donovan, General United Service Club, London.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of E. A. Wingrove, clerk to Mr George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

 

10th August 1889

In the estate of John Heron, deceased.
Appointment of a new trustee.
Stamp 10s.
Will enrolled in Roll B, page 261.
To all to whom these presents shall come George Allen of 17 Carlisle Street, Soho Square, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, Frederick Dadswell of 51 Bishopsgate Street Without in the county of Middlesex, tea-dealer, George Haynes Howell of 11 Poplar Walk Road, Herne Hill, in the county of Surrey, gentleman, and Alexander Heron McNab, formerly of 149 Davy Lane, but now of 15 Glebe Street, Devonshire Road, Chiswick, both in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, send greeting. Whereas John Heron late of 14 Carlisle Street, aforesaid, duly made and executed his last will, dated the 23rd day of January 1855, and thereby after making certain specific and pecuniary bequests in manner, therein mentioned, he gave his estate called Tubbs Farm, situate at Chalfont St Peter and Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, and also his leasehold house, No. 24 Stanhope Street, Hampstead Road in the said county of Middlesex, to his wife, Mary Anne Heron, during so long as she should remain his widow, and he gave the residue of his personal estate to Richard Bright, John Watts and Alfred Wilson, their executors, administrators and assigns, upon trust to convert into money such part thereof, as should not consist of leasehold messuages or tenements or 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, as therein mentioned. And he directed the said trustees or trustee to stand possessed of the said bank annuities and securities and all other his residuary personal estate upon the trust, thereinafter declared, concerning the same. And he thereby gave and devised all other his real estates and also the said farm and also the said leasehold house, No 24 Stanhope Street (subject to his 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, thereinafter declared, of and concerning the same. And as to, for and concerning his said real estates and all and singular his residuary personal estate, he directed that the trustees and trustee for the time being of that his will should 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, No. 24 Stanhope Street), to pay to his said wife during so long, as she continued his widow, an annuity of £200 in manner, therein mentioned. And upon further trust, subject to the payment of the said annuity and the interest of this said wife in the said farm and house given to her during her widowhood, as aforesaid, to pay the net income of his said real and residuary personal estates to his daughters, Mary Anne McCabe, Margaret Wilson and Caroline McNab during their respective lives in manner, therein mentioned. And after the respective decease of each such daughter, upon trust that the said trustees or trustee should stand seised and possessed of the one third part of his said real and residuary personal estates to the income, whereof, subject, as aforesaid, each such daughter should be entitled during her life, as aforesaid, in trust for such of the children of such daughter, as should live to attain the age of 21 years or die under that age leaving issue living at his or her death, and if more than one, as tenants in common, but in case one of them, the said Mary Anne McCabe, Margaret Wilson and Caroline McNab, should die without having had any child or no child of has should live to attain the age of 21 years, or should leave issue living at the time of his or her death, then the said one third part of his said real and residuary personal estates (subject as aforesaid), thereinbefore given for the benefit of such one of his said daughters, of whose issue there should be such failure, as aforesaid, should be divided into two equal moieties, and each of his said other daughters and her children and issue should be entitled to one of such moieties in the same manner and on the same trusts, as were thereinbefore declared, of and concerning the original one third part of the said real and residuary personal estate, thereinbefore settled upon her and her children and issue, and he gave from and after the decease of the survivor of them, his said wife and his said daughter, Margaret Wilson, in case his said daughter should have no child living at the time of her decease, a leasehold home and premises, No. 28 Jeffrey’s Street, Camden Town, to the said Alfred Wilson absolutely. And he thereby declared that on the death of the survivor of his said daughters the trustees or trustee for the time being of that his will should make sale in manner, therein mentioned, of his said real and leasehold estates. And he thereby declared that for the purposes of that his will and the trusts, therein contained, his said real estates should be deemed to be transmitted as personal estate. And he thereby declared that on the death, resignation, refusal or incapacity to act of any of them, the said trustees or trustee thereby or thereafter appointed, it should be lawful for the surviving or continuing trustees or trustee, or in case there should 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 should by effectual assurances be vested in such new trustee or trustees jointly with the surviving or continuing trustee or trustees or in such new trustee, only if there should be no surviving or continuing trustee or trustees, and such new trustee or trustees should have the same powers and authorities, as if he or they had been originally herein named a trustee or trustees of his said real and residuary personal estates. And he thereby appointed the said Richard Bright, John Watts, Alfred Wilson and his said wife executors of that his will. And whereas the said John Heron died on the 25th day of February 1855 without having revoked or altered his said will, save by two codicils dated respectively the 23rd day of January 1855 and the 1st day of February 1855, neither of which affected the provisions of his said will relating to his real and leasehold estates, and his said will and codicils were on the 5th day of April 1855 duly proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury by the said Richard Bright, John Watts and Alfred Wilson. And whereas the said Richard Bright and John Watts died in the lifetime of the said Alfred Wilson. And whereas the said Alfred Wilson duly made and executed his last will, dated the 19th day of January 1888, and thereby he appointed the said George Allen to be residuary devisee and legatee thereunder and sole executor thereof. And whereas the said Alfred Wilson died on the 25th day of April 1888 without having revoked or altered his said will, which was on the 4th day of June following duly proved by the said George Allen in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice. And whereas the said Mary Anne Heron died on the 9th day of October 1859. And whereas the said Margaret Wilson died on the 31st day of August 1860 without ever having had any lawful issue. And whereas the said Mary Anne McCabe died on the 23rd day of November 1875 having had issue five children and no more, namely Edward Heron McCabe and Alice McCabe, both of whom had then attained the age of 21 years, and three other children, all of whom died under the age of 21 years and without issue. And whereas by virtue of an indenture of mortgage dated the 23rd day of March 1860 and made between the said Edward Heron McCabe of the one part and John William Allen of the other part, and an indenture of transfer of mortgage dated the 15th day of August 1861 and made between the said John William Allen of the first part, the said Edward Heron McCabe of the second part and the said Frederick Dadswell of the third part, and an order of foreclosure absolute, made by the High Court of Chancery on the 9th day of November 1865 in an action, in which the said Frederick Dadswell was plaintiff and the said Edward Heron McCabe and Charles John Wicker were defendants, all the share and interest vested and contingent of the said Edward Heron McCabe in the residuary real and personal estate of the said John Heron became absolutely vested in the said Frederick Dadswell. And whereas the said Alice McCabe duly made her last will, dated the 15th day of November 1888, and thereby gave all her real and personal estate whatsoever unto the said George Haynes Howell and appointed him sole executor thereof. And whereas the said Alice McCabe died on the 17th day of November 1888 without having revoked or altered her said will, and her said will was duly proved by the said George Haynes Howell in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice on the 29th day of January 1889. And whereas the said Caroline McNab died on the 3rd day of March 1889, having had issue one child only, namely the said Alexander Heron McNab, who long since attained the age of 21 years. And whereas the residuary real estate of the said John Heron consisted at the death of the said Alfred Wilson of the freehold and copyhold hereditaments, the particulars of which are set forth in the first schedule, hereunder written, and his residuary personal estate then consisted of the leasehold hereditaments, the particulars whereof are specified in the second schedule, hereunder written. And whereas the said Frederick Dadswell, George Haynes Howell and Alexander Heron McNab are respectively desirous that the said George Allen shall be appointed and act as the trustee of the will of the said John Heron and he has consented so to do. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the aforesaid desire and for carrying the same into effect, the said George Allen does hereby (at the request and with the approval of the said Frederick Dadswell, George Haynes Howell and Alexander Heron McNab, respectively testified by their  respectively executing these presents), in exercise of the hereinbefore recited power and of every or any other power him in this behalf in any wise enabling, appoint himself, the said George Allen, to be the trustee of the will of the said John Heron in the place of the said Alfred Wilson, deceased. And the said George Allen does hereby declare that he will stand possessed of the freehold and personal estate of the said John Heron, now vested in him as the executors of the said Alfred Wilson, and the copyhold estate of the said John Heron, when he shall have been admitted thereto, upon the trusts and with and subject to the powers and provisions subsisting therein under or by virtue of the said will of the said John Heron. In witness whereof the parties hereto have hereunto set their hands and seals the 20th day of August 1889.

The first schedule above referred to.

Freehold and copyhold property.

Freehold and copyhold farm called Tubses Farm, situate at Chalfont St Peter and Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Freehold portion: 55 acres 39 perches.
Copyhold portion held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter.
13 copyhold cottages at Chalfont Farm held of the manor of Chalfont St Giles.
Freehold house, 14 Carlisle Street, Soho Square, Middlesex: 33 acres.
[Total]: 88 acres 39 perches.

The second schedule above referred to.

Leasehold property.
 

Property Date of Lease Term of Years Ground Ren
89 Camden Road formerly 7 Camden Road Vila, Camden Town.

 

3rd December 1839 941/4 years from Michaelmas 1839. £9
28 Edward Street, Hampstead Road 22nd July 1834 91 years from Michaelmas 1833. £8
205 formerly 73 Stanhope Street, Hampstead Road 24th February 1845 95 years from Lady Day 1844. £6
207 formerly 75 Stanhope Street, Hampstead Road 24th April 1845 95 years from Lady Day 1844. £5
49 Devonshire Hill, Hampstead 4th October 1820 75 years less two £25 days by renewals of 21 years from Michaelmas 1818.  
6 Devonshire Hill
5 Devonshire Hill
4 Devonshire Hill
Part of 3 Devonshire Hill
Ground adjoining
2nd November 1859 75 years by renewals every 21 years from Michaelmas 1817. £16


George Allen. Frederick Dadswell.
G. Haynes Howell. Alexander Heron McNab.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named George Haynes Howell and Alexander Heron McNab in the presence of Edwin Restall, clerk to Messrs. Allen & Son, solicitors, Carlisle Street, Soho Square, London.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named George Allen and Frederick Dadswell in the presence of Thomas C. Swaffield, clerk to Messrs. Allen & Son, solicitors, 17 Carlisle Street, Soho Square.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

21st October 1889

The trustees of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, and others to Mr Joseph Gilbert.[28]
Deed of enfranchisement of a messuage, buildings and premises copyhold of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Stamp 5s.
This indenture made the 21st day of October 1889 between Frederick Charsley of 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, esquire, of the first part, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a retired lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and William Wykes Ladelle of the honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn, barrister at law (hereinafter called the trustees), of the second part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the same county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the same county of Buckinghamshire, of the third part, and Joseph Gilbert of Ealing in the county of Middlesex, grocer, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of assurance, dated the 5th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, of the first part, the said Edward Moore of the second part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the third part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd of the fourth part, and duly acknowledged by the said Mary Moore and enrolled in the High Court of Chancery, and of an indenture, 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 Frederick Charsley and John Marmaduke Teesdale (since deceased) of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore (since deceased) and the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd (since deceased), the said George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and an indenture of appointment of new trustees, dated the 15th day of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) limited and appointed to the use of the said Frederick Charsley, his heirs and assigns as a subsisting security by way of mortgage for the payment to the said Frederick Charsley as the surviving mortgagee, his executors, administrators or assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 hereinbefore mentioned indenture of the 8th day of June 1868 provided, agreed and declared that it should be lawful for the trustees or the survivor or survivors of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor at any time or time 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 tenants in tail of 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 years, then at the discretion of the 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 and 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 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 and 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 power 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 said Mary Moore died on the 7th day of January 1888, whereupon by virtue of the hereinbefore recited indenture of settlement the said manor of Chalfont St Peter with its appurtenances devolved upon the said Charles Edward Moore. And whereas the said Joseph Gilbert is a copyhold tenant according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, of 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 the executor of Daniel Jones, deceased, and on the west by premises now or late belonging to Joseph Coleman, and to which premises the said Joseph Gilbert was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 25th day of June 1879. And whereas the trustees in exercise of a power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore have agreed with the said Joseph Gilbert for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £34 1s 8d. And whereas the said Frederick Charsley as the surviving mortgagee, being satisfied that his said mortgage debt is otherwise sufficiently secured, consents to such enfranchisement and has agreed to join in these presents for the purpose and in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £34 1s 8d upon the execution hereof paid by the said Joseph Gilbert to the trustees with the concurrence of the said Frederick Charsley and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said Joseph Gilbert, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 said Frederick Charsley and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified by their severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estate, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 messuage or tenements, hereditaments and premises, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. And the said Frederick Charsley (at the request as well of the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore as of the said Joseph Gilbert) does hereby grant, assign and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid) do and each of them does hereby grant, assign, enfranchise and release, and the said Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant, release, enfranchise and dispose of unto the said Joseph Gilbert, all that messuage with the workshop, sheds, yard, garden, hereditaments and premises thereunto belonging, situate within the 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 the executor of the late Daniel Jones, deceased, on the west by premises now or late belonging to Joseph Coleman, and to which premises the said Joseph Gilbert was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 25th day of June 1879, as aforesaid, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described. And all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the said Frederick Charsley and the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore and each of them into and upon the same premises. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said Joseph Gilbert, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal moneys and interest owing or intended to be secured by and all claims and demands under the said indenture of the 6th day of June 1868. And this indenture also witnesses that in further pursuance of the said agreement and for the consideration, aforesaid, they, the trustees, in exercise of all and every the powers, aforesaid, and with such consent testified in such manner, aforesaid, do by this present deed appoint, and the said Frederick Charsley at such request, as aforesaid, 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 Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant and dispose of unto the said Joseph Gilbert, all such commonage and rights of common of whatsoever nature and kind in, upon and over all or any of the waste and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the said Joseph Gilbert 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 or the like manner, as the said Joseph Gilbert or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Joseph Gilbert in fee simple. 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, George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col., W. W. Ladelle, Charles Edward Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of John Roberts, Hinton Charterhouse, Somersetshire.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of George Henry Charsley, solicitor, Slough, Bucks. J. Ratcliffe, 24 Pall Mall.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of Frederick Foot, 39 Salcott Road, Wandsworth Common.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

 

20th December 1889

The trustees of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, and others to Mr James Smith.[14] [49]
Deed of enfranchisement of three messuages, land and hereditaments, copyhold of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Stamp 7s 6d.
This indenture made the 20th day of December 1889 between Frederick Charsley of 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, esquire, of the first part, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a retired lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and William Wykes Ladelle of the honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn, barrister at law (hereinafter called the trustees), of the second part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the same county of Buckinghamshire, of the third part, and James Smith of Iver Heath in the parish of Iver in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of assurance, dated the 5th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, of the first part, the said Edward Moore of the second part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the third part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd of the fourth part, and duly acknowledged by the said Mary Moore and enrolled in the High Court of Chancery, and of an indenture, 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 Frederick Charsley and John Marmaduke Teesdale (since deceased) of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore (since deceased) and the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part and the said Reverend Charles Lloyd (since deceased), the said George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of an indenture of appointment of new trustees, dated the 15th day of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) limited and appointed to the use of the said Frederick Charsley, his heirs and assigns as a subsisting security by way of mortgage for the payment to the said Frederick Charsley as the surviving mortgagee, his executors, administrators or assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 hereinbefore mentioned indenture of the 8th day of June 1868 provided, agreed and declared that it should be lawful for the trustees or the survivor or survivors 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 two reciting indenture as tenant for life or tenant in tail of 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 years, then at the discretion of the 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 and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations 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 valuable considerations and with such reservations, exceptions and restrictions, as the 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 and 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 power of jointuring or charging portions, and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the powers 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 said Mary Moore died on the 11th day of January 1888, whereupon by virtue of the hereinbefore recited indenture of settlement the said manor of Chalfont St Peter with its appurtenances devolved upon the said Charles Edward Moore. And whereas the said James Smith is a copyhold tenant according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, of all the messuages, lands, hereditaments and premises, firstly and secondly hereinafter described and intended to be hereby enfranchised. And whereas the trustees in exercise of a power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore have agreed with the said James Smith for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said messuages, lands, hereditaments and premises, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £67 6s. And whereas the said Frederick Charsley as the surviving mortgagee, being satisfied that his said mortgage debt is otherwise sufficiently secured, consents to such enfranchisement and has agreed to join in these presents for the purpose and in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £67 6s upon the execution hereof paid by the said James Smith to the trustees with the concurrence of the said Frederick Charsley and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said James Smith, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 said Frederick Charsley and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified by their severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estate, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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, lands, hereditaments and premises, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. And the said Frederick Charsley (at the request as well of the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore as of the said James Smith) does hereby grant, assign and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid), do and each of them does hereby grant, assign, enfranchise and release, and the said Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant, release, enfranchise and dispose of unto the said James Smith, first 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 sometime since erected by Luke Coleman on the said piece of ground and now or lately in the occupation of James Langstone and others, and are more particularly delineated on the plan drawn in the margin hereof and coloured green,[3] to which said piece of ground, messuages, hereditaments and premises the said James Smith was admitted tenant on the 19th day of May 1869; and secondly all that gravel pit or piece of land, formerly waste, containing about 25 poles, situate, lying and being between the said Pack Horse Inn and the hereditaments, firstly hereinbefore described, bounded on the north by the Pack Horse Meadow and on the south by Chalfont Heath Common, and now particularly delineated on the said plan drawn in the margin hereof and coloured pink, to which said hereditaments, secondly hereinbefore described, the said James Smith was admitted tenant on the 7th day of June 1871, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said messuages, land, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore firstly and secondly described. And all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said messuges, land, hereditaments and premises. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the said Frederick Charsley and the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore and each of them into and upon the same premises. To have and to hold the said messuages, land, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised unto and to the use of the said James Smith, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal moneys and interest owing or intended to be secured by and all claims and demands under the said indenture of the 6th day of June 1868. And this indenture also witnesses that in further pursuance of the said agreement and for the consideration, aforesaid, they, the trustees, in exercise of all and every the powers, aforesaid, and with such consent testified in such manner, aforesaid, do by this present deed appoint, and the said Frederick Charsley at such request, as aforesaid, 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 Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant and dispose of unto the said James Smith, all such commonage and rights of common of what nature and kind soever in, upon and over all or any of the trusts and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the said James Smith held, possessed and 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 or the like manner, as the said James Smith or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said James Smith in fee simple.
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. George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col., W. W. Ladelle, Charles Edward Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of S. ?Hale Budd, 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of David Francis, butler to Lieutenant Colonel Vernon, Harefield Park, Middlesex.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of C. G. Ladelle, 503 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, accountants’ clerk.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of E. A. Wingrove, clerk to Mr George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

 

10th January 1890

 

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

The 10th day of January 1890.

Admission of George Allen, esquire, according to tenor and effect of the will of John Heron, deceased.[37]
Heriot £5. Quit-rent 6s 9d. Fine £52 10s.
Whereas at the general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the said manor, held on the 12th day of June 1889, among other things it was presented that Alfred Wilson (who was the last surviving trustee under the will of John Heron, which had theretofore been duly enrolled), died on the 25th day of April 1888 seised of all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement called Tubses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, situate and being in the said manor and in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and also all those 33 acres of copyhold land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near adjoining with their appurtenances, to which said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises Richard Bright, John Watts and the said Alfred Wilson were admitted tenants according to the tenor of the will of the said John Heron on the 10th day of October 1860, whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin, and the first proclamation was made for the customary heir of Alfred Wilson, the last surviving trustee under the will of the said John Heron, or other person or persons, as claimed right or title to the said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises held of the said manor, whereof the said Alfred Wilson so died seised, to come into court and take admittance thereto according to the tenor of the will of the said John Heron, otherwise the same would be seized into the hands of the lord of the said manor for want of a tenant, but no one came, therefore the first proclamation was ordered to be recorded. And whereas the said Alfred Wilson by his last will and testament, dated the 19th day of January 1888 and proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 4th day of June 1888 and duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, appointed George Allen of Number 17 Carlisle Street, Soho Square, London, solicitor, his residuary devisee and legatee and sole executor thereof, but made no devise of his copyhold trust estates. And whereas by a deed poll, dated the 20th day of August 1889 and duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, the said George Allen appointed himself, the said George Allen, to be a trustee of the will of the said John Heron in the place of the said Alfred Wilson, the surviving trustee, deceased, and did declare that he, the said George Allen, would stand possessed of (inter alia) the said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises of the said John Heron, when he should be admitted thereto, upon the trusts and with and subject to the powers and provisions subsisting therein under or by virtue of the will of the said John Heron, deceased. Now be it remembered that on the said 10th day of January 1890 the said George Allen by George Henry Charsley of Slough in the county of Buckinghamshire, his attorney, out of court came before George Allington Charsley, gentleman, steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and humbly prayed to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises, of which the said Alfred Wilson so died seised, 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 or customary hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances unto the said George Allen, his heirs and assigns according to the tenor and effect of the will of the said John Heron of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit-rent of 6d 9d, 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 thereof to be had, as appears in the margin and was admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty was respited, because, etc.

George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

30th November 1857

Mr Thomas Salter to the Reverend John Tyrwhitt Drake and the Reverend Edward Moore the elder.
Grant and assignment of interest in copyhold property at Chalfont St Peter called Copthall.
Stamps £1 15s and 10s.
I certify that this deed is duly stamped, George Charsley, steward of the manor.
This indenture made the 30th day of November in the year of our lord 1857 between Thomas Salter of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, yeoman, of the first part, the Reverend Edward Moore the younger of Boughton Malherbe near Maidstone in the county of Kent, clerk, and Mary his wife of the second part, and the Reverend John Tyrwhitt Drake of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, clerk, and the Reverend Edward Moore the elder of Whitchurch in the county of Oxford, clerk, of the third part. Whereas by a certain absolute surrender, bearing date on or about the 6th day of May now last past, Samuel Walter Goodridge, then late of Market Street, Clerkenwell in the county of Middlesex, horse-dealer, and then of Number 7 Gough Street, Grays Inn Road, in the said county, went before John Jones and James Edwards, two of the customary tenants of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and in consideration of £295 sterling paid to him, the said Samuel Walter Goodridge, by the said Thomas Salter, as and for the absolute purchase of the hereditaments, thereinafter described, and paid at or before the taking of such surrender, the receipt whereof was thereby acknowledged, he, the said Samuel Walter Goodridge, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord and lady of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said John Jones and James Edwards, two other copyholds of the said manor, as aforesaid, all that tenement called Timber Hall 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 at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, for many years past in the occupation of Henry Goodridge, then late of Joseph Rayer, and then of Robert Hancox, together with all and singular the hedges, ditches, fences, trees, ways, watercourses, profits, privileges, commons, rights of common, common of pasture and turbary and all other commonable rights, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage land, hereditaments and premises 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, property, claim and demand whatsoever both at law or in equity of him, the said Samuel Walter Goodridge, of, in and to the same premises to the absolute use and behoof of the said Thomas Salter, his heirs and assigns forever by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, subject to the rents and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And whereas no admittance of the said Thomas Salter under the said surrender of the said Samuel Walter Goodridge has yet been had. And whereas by an indenture, dated the 8th day of May 1841 and expressed to be made between Mary Jones the elder (therein described as the widow of the Reverend William Jones of the first part, the said Mary, the wife of the said Edward Moore the younger, then Mary Jones, spinster, and therein described as the only daughter of the said William Jones and Mary Jones the elder) of the second part, the said Edward Moore the younger of the third part, and William Tyrwhitt Drake and the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder of the fourth part (being the settlement made previously to the marriage then intended to be and afterwards duly solemnized between the said Edward Moore the younger and Mary his wife), it was witnessed that it was thereby declared that the sum of £27,175 4s 10d, £3 per cent consolidated bank annuities, which had been transferred into and were then standing in the joint names of the said William Tyrwhitt Drake, John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder in the books of the governor and company of the Bank of England, and the dividends, interest and income thereof should be held upon the trusts and with the powers and provisos, thereinafter mentioned. And in the said indenture, now in recital, is contained (amongst other provisions) a power for the trustees or trustee thereof for the time being after the solemnization of the said then intended marriage, at the request in writing of the said Mary Jones the elder, Edward Moore the younger and Mary his wife (then Mary Jones, spinster), and the survivors or survivor of them, to sell, transfer and dispose of or call in all or any part or parts of the said sum of £27,175 4s 10d, £3 per cent consolidated bank annuities, or of the stocks, funds and securities, which should be substituted in lieu thereof or any part or parts of the same and at such request to lay out and invest the monies to arise by such sale, transfer and disposition or calling in in the purchase of any messuages, lands, tenements or hereditaments, situate or arising in England or Wales, being freehold or copyhold of inheritance, or being leasehold for years, perpetually renewable or for any term or terms of years, whereof not less than sixty years should be then unexpired, or being of all or any such tenures to be conveyed, surrendered, assigned and assured unto and to the use of such trustees or trustee for the time being or their or his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively according to the respective natures and tenures thereof, upon trust, nevertheless, with such consent or at such discretion, as aforesaid, to sell and dispose of the same messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments in manner, therein mentioned, or to exchange the same hereditaments for any other messuages, lands, tenements or hereditaments in England or Wales, with the power to give or receive any sum or sums of money by way of equality of exchange, which messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments (if any) so to be received in exchange, as aforesaid, should be held by such trustees or trustee for the time being, upon and subject to the like trusts and powers, as those so authorised to be purchased, as aforesaid. And it was thereby agreed and declared that the said trustees or the trustees for the time being should stand possessed of the monies to arise by such sale or sales or to be received for equality of exchange, as aforesaid (after payment of the costs and expenses of such sale and exchange), upon and for the same trusts, intents and purposes and under and subject to the same powers, provisos and declarations, as the monies, wherewith such messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments should be purchased, were or would have been subject or liable to, in case such purchase or purchases had not been made. And that so long, as the said trustees or trustee for the time being should hold any messuages, lands, tenements or hereditaments, which should be acquired under the said power or provision, now in recital, the annual rents, issues and profits thereof should be applied in the same manner, as the dividends, interest and annual proceeds of the stocks, funds or monies, so thereinbefore authorised to be laid out in such purchase or purchases, as aforesaid, would have been applicable, if the same had not been so laid out, it being the intention and agreement of the said parties thereto that the messuages, lands, tenements or hereditaments (if any), which should be purchased or received in exchange under the said power or provision, now in recital, should for the purposes of the said indenture, now in recital, be considered as money and personal estate and should be subject in all respects to the same trusts, powers and provisions, as the money laid out in such purchase or purchases, as aforesaid, would have been subject to, if the same had not been laid out, or as near thereto as might be. And whereas the said Mary Jones the elder departed this life on or about the 5th day of December 1847 (and was buried at Chalfont St Giles in the said county of Buckinghamshire), leaving the said Edward Moore the younger and Mary his wife, her surviving. And whereas the said William Tyrwhitt Drake departed this life on or about the 21st day of December 1848 (and was buried at Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire), leaving the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder his co-trustees him surviving. And whereas part of the said sum of £27,175 4s 10d, £3 per cent consolidated bank annuities, has, from time to time upon the application and at the request of the said Edward Moore the younger and Mary his wife, been sold out by the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder, and the produce of such sales have been applied in the purchase of certain lands and hereditaments at Minster in the Isle of Sheppey and county of Kent and at Chalfont St Giles and Chalfont St Peter and Beaconsfield in the said county of Buckinghamshire in pursuance of the power in the said recited indenture of settlement contained for that purpose. And whereas the said Thomas Salter has lately contracted and agreed with the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder for the absolute sale to them and upon the application and at the request of the said Edward Moore the younger and Mary his wife, testified by their respectively executing these presents, the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder have contracted and agreed with the said Thomas Salter for the absolute purchase of the messuage or tenement, lands, hereditaments and premises in the before recited surrender particularly mentioned and described and intended to be hereby granted and assigned free from encumbrances at or for the price or sum of £306. And whereas upon the like application and at the like request of the said Edward Moore the younger and Mary his wife, as aforesaid, testified as aforesaid, the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder have sold the sum of £367 17s 2d, £3 per cent consolidated bank annuities, further part of the said sum of £27,175 4s 10d, like annuities, and have applied the produce of such sale, amounting to the sum of £330, in the payment of the said purchase money or sum of £306 and also in the payment of the costs and expenses attending the said purchase, amounting to the sum of £24, which two several sum of £306 and £24 amount together to the sum of £330. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance and performance of the said recited agreement and for and in consideration of the sum of £306 of lawful British money to the said Thomas Salter paid by the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder immediately before the execution of these presents, the receipt of which said sum of £306 he, the said Thomas Salter, does hereby acknowledge, and of and from the same and every part thereof does acquit, release and discharge the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder respectively and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns and every of them forever, he, the said Thomas Salter, has granted, bargained, sold, assigned, transferred and set over and by these presents does grant, bargain, sell, assign, transfer and set over unto the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder, their heirs and assigns all and every the estate and interest of him, the said Thomas Salter, of and in all and singular the messuage or tenement, lands, hereditaments and premises mentioned and described in the before recited surrender of the 6th day of May last, being all that tenement called Timber Hall 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 at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, for many years past in the occupation of Henry Goodridge, then of Joseph Rayner and then of Robert Hancox, with their and every of their rights, members, privileges 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, use, trust, possession, property, benefit and equity of redemption, claim and demand whatsoever at law and in equity or otherwise howsoever of him, the said Thomas Salter, of, in, to or out of the said hereditaments and premises and every part thereof with the appurtenances. To have and to hold the said messuage or tenement, land, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described and intended to be hereby granted, bargained, sold and assigned and every part and parcel thereof with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder and their heirs. To the use of the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder, their heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, but, nevertheless, upon and for the same or the like trusts, intents and purposes and with under and subject to the same or the like powers, provisos, declarations and dispositions, as are in and by the said hereinbefore recited indenture of settlement expressed, declared and contained or referred to, of and concerning the said sum of £27,175 4s 10d, 3 per cent consolidated bank annuities, and the hereditaments to be purchased with the monies arising from the sale of the same or any part thereof or such or so many of them, as are now subsisting undetermined and capable of taking effect or being performed. And the said Thomas Salter for himself, his heirs, executors and administrators does hereby covenant and agree with the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder and their heirs that, notwithstanding any act, deed, matter or thing whatsoever made, done, committed or permitted to the contrary by the said Thomas Salter or any person or persons rightfully claiming through, under or in trust for him, he, the said Thomas Salter, now has in himself good, right and absolute authority by these presents to grant, bargain, sell and assign or otherwise assure the said messuage or tenement, land, hereditaments and premises intended to be hereby granted, bargained, sold and assigned and every part of the same with the appurtenances unto the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore and their heirs, to the uses and to the intents and purposes, hereinbefore declared, concerning the same according to the true intent and meaning of these presents. And also that, nothwithstanding any such act, deed, matter or thing, as aforesaid, the said messuage or tenement, land, hereditaments and premises, hereby granted, bargained, sold and assigned or intended so to be, shall from time to time and at all times hereafter remain to the uses, hereinbefore declared, concerning the same and according to the custom of the said manor and be peaceable and quietly held and enjoyed accordingly without any eviction, interruption or denial whatsoever from or by the said Thomas Salter or any person or persons whomsoever rightfully claiming any estate, right, title or interest at law or in equity in, to or out of the said hereditaments and premises or any part thereof by, from, under or in trust for him or them or by or through his acts, defaults, privity or procurement. And that free and clear and freely and clearly and absolutely discharged from all former or other estates, rights, titles, charges and encumbrances whatsoever made, created or occasioned by the said Thomas Salter or any persons rightfully claiming by, from, through, under or in trust for him or by or through his acts, default, privity or procurement. And further that he, the said Thomas Salter, and his heirs and every person whomsoever rightfully claiming any estate, right, title, charge or interest at law or in equity in, to or out of the said messuage or tenement, land, hereditaments and premises intended to be hereby granted, bargained, sold and assigned or any part thereof from, through, under or in trust for him or them will from time to time and at all times hereafter on the request and at the cost and charges of the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder, their appointees, heirs or assigns make, do, execute and perfect or cause or procure to be made, done, acknowledged and executed all and every such further and other lawful acts, deeds, conveyances, surrenders and assurances in the law whatsoever for the more effectually and satisfactorily granting, conveying and assuring the said hereditaments and premises, to the uses and in manner, aforesaid, according to the true intent and meaning of these presents, as by the said John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder, their heirs or assigns or their counsel in the law shall be reasonably advised, devised or required.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above-written, Thomas Salter.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the within-named Thomas Salter in the presence of George Isaacson, solicitor, Amersham, Buckinghamshire.
Received the day and year, first within-written, of and from the within-named the Reverend John Tyrwhitt Drake and the Reverend Edward Moore the elder the sum of £306, being the consideration money, within expressed to be paid by them to me, £306. Thomas Salter. Witness: George Isaacson.

 

19th August 1890

The trustees of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, and others to Mr James Rowles.[25]
Deed of enfranchisement of four pieces of land and hereditaments in Common Downs, copyhold of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
Stamp 2s.
This indenture made the 19th day of August 1890 between Frederick Charsley of 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, gentleman, of the first part, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a retired lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and William Wykes Ladelle of the honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn, barrister at law (hereinafter called the trustees), of the second part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the same county of Buckinghamshire, of the third part, and James Rowles of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of assurance, dated the 5th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, of the first part, and the said Edward Moore of the second part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the third part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd of the fourth part, and duly acknowledged by the said Mary Moore and enrolled in the High Court of Chancery, and of an indenture 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 Frederick Charsley and John Marmaduke Teesdale (since deceased) of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore (since deceased) and the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the said Reverend Charles Lloyd (since deceased), the said George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of an indenture of appointment of new trustees, dated the 15th day of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) limited and appointed to the use of the said Frederick Charsley, his heirs and assigns as a subsisting security by way of mortgage for the payment to the said Frederick Charsley as the surviving mortgagee, his executors, administrators or assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 hereinbefore mentioned indenture of the 8th day of June 1868 provided, agreed and declared that it should be lawful for the trustees or the survivor or survivors 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 of 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 years, then at the discretion of the 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 and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations 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 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 and 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 power of jointuring or charging portions, and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the powers 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 said Mary Moore died on the 11th day of January 1888, whereupon by virtue of the hereinbefore recited indenture of settlement the said manor of Chalfont St Peter with its appurtenances devolved upon the said Charles Edward Moore. And whereas the said James Rowles is a copyhold tenant according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, of the lands, hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described and intended to be hereby enfranchised. And whereas the trustees in exercise of a power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868, and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore, have agreed with the said James Rowles for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said lands, hereditaments and premises, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £20. And whereas the said Frederick Charsley as the surviving mortgagee, being satisfied that his said mortgage debt is otherwise sufficiently secured, consents to such enfranchisement and has agreed to join in these presents for the purpose and in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £20 upon the execution hereof paid by the said James Rowles to the trustees with the concurrence of the said Frederick Charsley and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said James Rowles, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 said Frederick Charsley and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified by their severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estate, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 lands, hereditaments and premises, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. And the said Frederick Charsley (at the request as well of the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore as of the said James Rowles) does hereby grant, assign and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid) do and each of them does hereby grant, assign, enfranchise and release, and the said Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant, release, enfranchise and dispose of unto the said James Rowles, all that piece of customary arable land, lying at the lower end of 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 field, aforesaid, called Common Downs, containing four and a half acres, more or less, and all other the lands (if any) of the said James Rowles of a copyhold tenure, situate in the said common field called Common Downs, aforesaid, with all and singular their appurtenances, all which said pieces of land are situate in the said common field called Common Downs, aforesaid, and are within the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, and to which the said James Rowles was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 1st day May 1848 on the absolute surrender of William Northcroft, dated the 12th day of October 1847, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said land, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described, and all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said land, hereditaments and premises. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the said Frederick Charsley and the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore and each of them into and upon the same premises. To have and to hold the said land, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said James Rowles, his heirs and assigns, freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal moneys and interest owing 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 consideration, aforesaid, they, the trustees, in exercise of all and every the powers, aforesaid, and with such consent testified in such manner, aforesaid, do by this present deed appoint and the said Frederick Charsley at such request, as aforesaid, 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 Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant and dispose of unto the said James Rowles all such commonage and rights of common of what nature and 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 said James Rowles held, possessed and 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 or the like manner, as the said James Rowles or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said James Rowles in fee simple. 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, George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col., W. W. Ladelle, C. E. Moore, James Rowles.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of B. A. Buckland, surveyor, Windsor, Berks, Fanny K. Charsley, 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of David Francis, house steward, Harefield Park, Uxbridge, Thomas Henry Smith, footman, Harefield Park, Uxbridge.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle and Charles Edward Moore in the presence of George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks, Arthur Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named James Rowles in the presence of George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks, E. A. Wingrove, Beaconsfield, Bucks, his clerk.

 

18th of September 1890

 

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

The 18th day of September 1890.[34]
Admission of Lieutenant G. A. Vernon and others to copyhold premises called Copthall at Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Rent 10s 2d. Heriot waived. Fine waived.
Whereas at the general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the said manor, held on the 12th day of June 1889, among other was presented an absolute surrender dated the 6th day of May 1857 from Samuel Walter Goodridge to Thomas Salter of all that tenement called Timber Hall 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 in the said county of Buckinghamshire, for many years past in the occupation of Henry Goodridge, afterwards of Joseph Rayer and then of Robert Hancox, and the said surrender was ordered to be and was accordingly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor. And it was presented that the said Thomas Salter had died without having been admitted to the said tenement, lands and premises, but had executed previously to his death an indenture, which was also ordered to be and was duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, dated the 30th day of Novemeber 1857, whereby he granted, bargained and sold all his estate and interest in the said hereditaments to the use of John Tyrwhitt Drake and Edward Moore the elder, their heirs and assigns forever, but, nevertheless, upon and for the same or the like trusts, intents and purposes and with, under and subject to the same or the like powers, provisos, declarations and dispositions, as are mentioned and set forth in the indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of May 1841, therein recited. And whereas the said copyhold hereditaments now belong to George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park, Harefield in the county of Middlesex, a retired lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, Edward Thomas Moore Teesdale of Number 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry in the city of London, esquire, and George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, at the present duly appointed trustees of the said settlement of the 8th day of May 1841. Now be it remembered that on the said 18th day of September 1890 the said George Augustus Vernon, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and George Allington Charsley by George Henry Charsley of Slough in the said county of Buckinghamshire, their attorney, out of court came before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley of Beaconsfield, aforesaid, solicitor, deputy steward for this turn, and humbly prayed to be admitted tenants to the said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises so granted, bargained and sold by the said Thomas Salter, as aforesaid, and thereupon the lord of the said manor by his said deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said tenement, land, hereditaments and premises unto the said George Augustus Vernon, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and George Allington Charsley, their heirs and assigns forever by the rod at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 10s 2d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and 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 in the premises, as appears in the margin, and were admitted tenants thereto accordingly, but their fealty was respited, because, etc.

Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, deputy steward of the manor for this turn.

 

1st October 1890

 

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

Lieutenant Colonel G. A. Vernon and others to Lieutenant Colonel G. A. Vernon and William W. Ladelle, esquire.[34]
Absolute surrender of copyhold premises called Copthall at Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Stamp 35s.
I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Be it remembered that on the first day of October 1890 George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park, Harefield, in the county of Middlesex, a retired lieutenant colonel of her majesty’s army, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of Number 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, in the city of London, esquire, and George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, came before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley of Beaconsfield, aforesaid, solicitor, deputy steward of the said manor for this turn, and in consideration of the sum of £330 paid to them, the said George Augustus Vernon, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and George Allington Charsley by the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of Lincolns Inn in the county of Middlesex, esquire, the receipt whereof the said George Augustus Vernon, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and George Allington Charsley do hereby acknowledge, did out of court surrender into the hands of the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle as termers of the said manor for the term of 200 years and into the hands of Charles Edward Moore as tenant for life of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said manor according to the custom thereof, all that tenement called Timber Hall 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 for many years in the occupation of Henry Goodridge, then of Joseph Rayer, afterwards of Robert Hancox, and now of Robert Graham, and every of their rights, members, privileges and appurtenances. To which said hereditaments and premises the said George Augustus Vernon, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and George Allington Charsley were admitted tenants on the rolls of the said manor out of court on the 18th day of September 1890. To such of the uses upon and for such of the trusts, intents and purposes and with under and subject to such of the powers, provisos, agreements and declarations in and by an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, Edward Moore and the said Charles Edward Moore of the one part and Charles Lloyd, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the other part limited, expressed or declared or thereunder to be limited, expressed or declared of and concerning the manors, messuages and hereditaments, therein comprised, as are now subsisting or capable of arising or taking effect, but so as not to increase or multiply charges or powers of charging, and to the intent that the copyhold tenure and quality of the said premises may by this surrender to the said termers and tenant for life of the said manor be extinguished in the freehold thereof, and that the premises so surrendered may be and remain parcel of the said manor and go and devolve therewith under the above-mentioned indenture free and discharged from all rents, fines, duties, suits, services, customs and other incidents of such copyhold tenure and quality.
George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col.
Edmund T. M. Teesdale
George A. Charsley.
This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year first above-written by me, Arthur Charsley, deputy steward of the said manor for this turn.

 

1st October 1890

Lieutenant Colonel G. A. Vernon and others to Lieutenant Colonel G. A. Vernon and William W. Ladelle, esquire.
Conveyance of hereditaments and premises called Copthall at Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Stamp 10s.
This indenture made the first day of October 1890 between the within-named George Augustus Vernon, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of Number 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry in the city of London, esquire, and George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, hereinafter called the vendors of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of Lincolns Inn in the county of Middlesex, esquire, hereinafter called the purchasers of the second part, the within mentioned Charles Edward Moore of the third part and the within mentioned Edward Moore of the fourth part. Whereas these presents are supplemental to the within-written indenture of the 8th of June 1868 and to the above-written indenture of appointment of new trustees of the 15th of November 1888 and to an indenture of conveyance made the 30th of November 1857 between Thomas Salter of the first part, the said Edward Moore, party hereto, therein called the Reverend Edward Moore the younger, and Mary his wife of the second part, the Reverend John Tyrwhitt Drake and the Reverend Edward Moore the elder of the third part. And whereas the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described and being held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, which were surrendered on the 6th of May 1857, as stated in the lastly mentioned indenture by Samuel Walter Goodridge, to the use of the said Thomas Salter, his heirs and assigns, now belong in equity to the vendors as the present trustees of the settlement of the 8th of May 1841, mentioned in the said indenture of conveyance, the said John Tyrwhitt Drake having died on the 26th of June 1860, and appointments of new trustees of the said indenture of the 8th of May 1841 having been made by an indenture made the 6th of August 1867 between the said Edward Moore the younger and Mary his wife of the first part, the said Edward Moore the elder of the second part, the said George Augustus Vernon, the Reverend Julian Pratt and the Reverend Charles Lloyd (who died in April 1883) of the third part, and by an indenture made the 15th day of November 1888 between the said Edward Moore (formerly called the younger) of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and the said Julian Pratt of the second part, and the vendors of the third part. And whereas the said Mary Moore died on the 11th of January 1888. And whereas the purchasers as the present trustees, as by the said above written indenture of the 15th of November 1888 appears, of the within-written indenture have in hand certain monies derived from sales and enfranchisements under the within-written indenture, which monies with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore are applicable under the within-written indenture for the purchase, hereinafter referred to. And whereas the vendors pursuant to the trust for sale, contained in the said settlement of 1841, with the consent of the said Edward Moore, testified by his being a party to and executing these presents, agreed to sell to the purchasers at a valuation price to be ascertained by two valuers to be appointed by the vendors and purchasers respectively, all and singular the messuage or tenement, lands, hereditaments and premises, mentioned and described in the before mentioned surrender of the 6th day of May 1857, being all that tenement called Timber Hall 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 at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly for many years in the occupation of Henry Goodridge, then of Joseph Rayer, afterwards of Robert Hancox and now of Robert Graham, with their and every of their rights, members, privileges and appurtenances. And whereas the said valuation price was accordingly fixed at the sum of £430. And whereas it was the intent of such purchase agreement that the copyhold interest in such premises so to be purchased should be extinguished, and that the same hereditaments freed from all incident of copyhold tenure should be limited to the uses and upon the trusts, hereinafter by reference expressed and declared, concerning the same and for effectuating such purpose it was agreed that the said hereditaments should be surrendered, as hereinafter mentioned, and that these presents should be executed accordingly. And whereas the vendors were admitted tenants on the rolls of the said copyhold premises on the 18th day of September last, and in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £330 this day paid to the said vendors by the said purchasers as such trustees out of the said monies in their hands, as aforesaid, the vendors have this day before the execution of these presents surrendered out of court into the hands of the said purchasers as termers of the said manor for the within-mentioned term of 200 years and the hands of the said Charles Edward Moore as tenant for life of the said manor according to the custom thereof the hereditaments, comprised in the before mentioned surrender, to such of the uses upon and for such of the trusts, intents and purposes, and with, under and subject to such of the powers, provisos, agreements and declarations in and by the within-written indenture limited, expressed or declared of and concerning the manor, messuages and hereditaments, therein comprised, as are now subsisting or capable of arising or taking effect, but so as not to increase or multiply charges or powers of charging. And to the intent that the copyhold tenure and quality of the said premises may by such surrender to the said termers and tenant for life of the said manor be extinguished in the freehold thereof and that the premises so surrendered may be and remain parcel of the said manor and go and devolve therewith under the within-written indenture freed and discharged from all heriots, rents, fines, duties, suits, services, customs and other incidents of such copyhold tenure and quantity. And whereas for further witnessing and confirming the assurance made by such last mentioned surrender it was agreed that these presents should be executed by all the parties hereto. Now in consideration of the said sum of £330 paid, as aforesaid, by the purchasers with the privity of the said Charles Edward Moore to the vendors, who hereby acknowledge the receipt thereof. This indenture witnesses that the said vendors, as trustees according to their estate and interest, do hereby convey and release and the said Charles Edward Moore according to his estate and interest by virtue of such last mentioned surrender or otherwise, does hereby convey and confirm to the purchasers and their heirs all and singular the messuages and hereditaments, before described and surrendered, as aforesaid. To have and to hold the said premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby conveyed, released and confirmed unto the purchasers and their heirs, freed and discharged, as aforesaid, to the uses upon and for the trusts, intents and purposes, and with, under and subject to the powers, provisos, agreements and declarations referred to in the lastly before mentioned surrender.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above-written. George Augustus Vernon, Lieutenant Colonel, Edmund T. M. Teesdale, George A. Charsley, Charles Edward Moore, Edward Moore, W. W. Ladelle.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and George Allington Charsley in the presence of George Henry Charsley, solicitor, Slough, Bucks, Arthur Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Edward Moore in the presence of George Everett, clerk, to Messieurs Maples, Teesdale & Co., 6 Frederick’s Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitors.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur Charsley, E. A. Wingrove, Beaconsfield, Bucks, law clerk.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of John M. Bell, Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, solicitor.

 

27th April 1891

Miss Jane Cecilia Hart to Mr James Bates.
Bargain and sale.
Stamp 10s.
I hereby certify that this deed is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
This indenture made the 27th day of April 1891 between Jane Cecilia Hart of Brallings in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, of the one part, and James Bates of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, tile maker of the other part. Whereas Thomas Gurnell Hart, late of Brallings, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, gentleman, by his will, dated the 20th day of September 1881, devised all that his copyhold cottage and premises held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county and all other (if any) his copyhold hereditaments to such uses for such estates and in such manner, as his sisters, the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor should by deed appoint, and in default of and until such appointment and so far as no such appointment should extend to the use of the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, their heirs and assigns. And the said testator thereby declared that the power of appointment, therein before given to the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart and the survivor of them and the executors or administrators of such survivor and the estate, therein before given to them, their heirs and assigns in default of appointment, were so given and devised, upon trust that they, the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, and the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators respectively of such survivor should sell the said copyhold premises and should stand possessed of the monies to arise from such sale, upon trust to divide the same, as therein mentioned, and after disposing of the residue of his real and personal estate, the said testator appointed the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart executrixes of that his will. And whereas the said testator Thomas Gurnell Hart made a codicil, dated the 22nd day of September 1882, to his said will, which did not affect the said will, as before recited. And whereas the said Caroline Hart died on the 10th day of December 1882. And whereas the said testator, Thomas Gurnell Hart, died on the 27th day of December 1890 seised to him and his heirs for an estate of inheritance according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter free from encumbrances of the copyhold hereditaments, hereafter described and hereby assured, without having revoked or altered his hereinbefore recited will and codicil, which were duly proved on the 9th day of February 1891 in the principal registry of the probate division of the High Court of Justice by the said Jane Cecilia Hart, the surviving executrix. And whereas the said Jane Cecilia Hart, in pursuance of the trust or authority vested in her under the hereinbefore recited will of the said Thomas Gurnell Hart, has agreed with the said James Bates for the sale to him of the said copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described and hereby assured, and the inheritance thereof according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter free from encumbrances at the price of £95. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £95 paid by the said James Bates to the said Jane Cecilia Hart, the receipt whereof she hereby acknowledges, the said Jane Cecilia Hart as trustee and in exercise of the power, contained in the hereinbefore recited will, and of any other power or authority in any wise enabling her in this behalf, does hereby appoint and bargain and sell unto the said James Bates and his heirs, all that messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, formerly in the occupation of John Walker, since of Elizabeth Clarke Baynham Morrison and now of Sarah Kemp, together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging. To hold the same premises unto and to the use of the said James Bates, his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed.
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.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Jane Cecilia Hart in the presence of T. H. R. Woodbridge, solicitor, Uxbridge.

 

20th September 1881

 

Will of (probate) Thomas Gurnell Hart.
This is the last will and testament of me, Thomas Gurnell Hart, of Brallings in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman. I devise all that my copyhold cottage and premises held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and all other (if any) my copyhold hereditaments, to such uses for such estates and in such manner, as my sisters, Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor shall by deed appoint, and in default of and until such appointment and so far as no such appointment shall extend, to the use of the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, their heirs and assigns. And I hereby declare that the power of appointment, hereinbefore given to the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, and the survivor of them and the executors or administrators of such survivor and the estate, hereinbefore given to them, their heirs and assigns in default of appointment are so given and devised, upon trust that they the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart and the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators respectively of such survivor shall sell the said copyhold premises and shall stand possessed of the monies to arise from such sale, upon trust to devise the same unto and equally between such of my sisters, the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, the said Caroline Hart and Emma Louise Hart, as shall survive me. I devise all the residue of the real estate of or to which I shall die seised or entitled, except real estate vested in me as a trustee or mortgagee, and I bequeath all the personal estate, of or to which I shall die possessed or entitled, unto and to the use of my said five sisters, the said Jane Cecilia Hart, Catherine Bradney Hart, Mary Hart, Caroline Hart and Emma Louise Hart, as shall survive me, and their respective heirs, executors, administrators and assigns respectively as tenants in common in equal shares. I devise all real estate held in as trustee or mortgagee unto and to the use of the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, their heirs and assigns, subject to the trusts and equities affecting the same respectively. And I appoint the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart executrixes of this my will and hereby revoke all former wills by me made. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 20th day of September 1881. Thomas Gurnell Hart.
Signed by the said Thomas Gurnell Hart, the testator, in our joint presence and signed by us in his presence and in the presence of each other, T. H. R. Woodbridge, solicitor, Uxbridge, W. V. Lowe, his clerk.

This is a codicil to my above-written will. I bequeath to my brother, George Hart, the sum of £100 to be paid to him within twelve calendar months from my decease and in all other respects I confirm my said will. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hands this 22nd day of September 1882. Thomas Gurnell Hart.
Signed by the said Thomas Gurnell Hart, the testator, in our joint presence and signed by us in his presence and in the presence of each other, T. H. R. Woodbridge, Arthur J. Taylor, his clerk.

The Principal Registry in her majesty’s High Court of Justice.
Be it known that at the date, hereunder written, the last will and testament with a codicil thereto (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) of Thomas Gurnell Hart, late of Brallings in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, deceased, who died on the 27th day of December 1890 at Brallings, aforesaid, was proved and registered in the Principal Probate Registry of her majesty’s High Court of Justice, and that administration of the personal estate of the said deceased was granted by the aforesaid court to Jane Cecilia Hart, spinster, the sister of the deceased, the surviving executrix, named in the said will, she having been first sworn well and faithfully to administer the same. And it is hereby certified that an affidavit in verification of the account of the said estate has been delivered, duly stamped, wherein it is shown that the gross value of the said estate amounts to £2,564 15s 4d and no more. Dated the 9th day of February 1891.
D. W. Neen, registrar.
Extracted by Woodridge and Sons, solicitors, Uxbridge.

 

10th June 1891

 

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

The 10th day of June 1891.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at the George Inn at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 10th day of June in the year of our Lord 1891 before, George Allington Charsley, gentleman, steward of the said manor, the lord of the manor being present in person.

The homage:
Joseph Coleman, foreman 
James Langstone            

Presentment of death of Elizabeth Jones.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present that on the 6th day of February 1891 Elizabeth Jones, the widow of John Jones, who was tenant for life under his will, hereinafter mentioned, died and that Rebecca Jones and Anne Purnell, the executrixes under the will of the said John Jones, are also both deceased.

Presentment of death of John Jones.[9]
Heriot £3.
2nd proclamation.
And at this court the homage also present that the said John Jones (who died on the 11th day of January 1887, and whose death and will were presented at a court held for this manor on the 24th day of June 1887 and duly enrolled), died seised (subject to the conditional surrender, next hereinafter mentioned) of the copyhold malthouse, messuage and premises, closes of meadow, pasture and arable land, hereinafter described, situate in the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, to which the said John Jones was admitted tenant on the 30th of July 1841, whereupon happened to the lord of the manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin, and thereupon the second proclamation was made for the customary heir or devisee of the said John Jones or such other person or persons claiming right or title to the said hereditaments, held of this manor, to come into court and take admittance thereto.

Presentment of conditional surrender.[9]
I certify that this conditional surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
And at this court the homage also present a conditional surrender, dated the 14th day of July 1886 (which has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of this manor), by which conditional surrender the before mentioned hereditaments, described in the said conditional surrender as all that customary messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire on the north-east side of the street or public highway there, and wherein Thomas Shepherd, formerly dwelt, and [blank] does 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 the said John Jones, together with the close or parcel of meadow or pasture ground, lying next or 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, were surrendered by the said John Jones to the use of John Staniford of High Street, Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, butcher, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject to and upon this express condition that, if the said John Jones, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns should on the 14th of January then next pay to the said John Staniford, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns the full sum of £250 with interest for the same in the meantime at the rate of £5 per cent per annum, then the said surrender should be void and of no effect.

Admission of John Staniford.[9]
Rent 2s 6d. Fine £8.
Now to this court comes the said John Staniford by William Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, his attorney, and gives the court to understand and be informed that default was made in payment of the said principal sum of £250, secured by the said surrender on the day, therein named, and that the same now remains due and unpaid together with an arrear of interest thereon. And thereupon the said John Staniford by his said attorney prays to be admitted tenant to the hereditaments so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of this manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said John Staniford, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor at the yearly rent of 2s 6d, 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 thereof, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Presentment of death of John Jones.[9]
By favour heriot 3s 4d.
2nd proclamation.
Also at this court the homage present that John Jones (who died on the 11th of January 1887 and whose death and will were presented at a court held for this manor on the 24th of June 1887 and duly enrolled) died seised of all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly occupied by William Lovell, to which the said John Jones was admitted tenant on the 12th of November 1823 on the surrender of the said William Lovell, whereupon happened to the lord a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin, and thereupon the second proclamation was made for the customary heir or devisee of the said John Jones or such other person or persons claiming right or title to the same hereditaments held of this manor to come into court and take admittance thereto.

Admission of Frederick Jones.[9]
Rent 6d. Fine £24.
Now to this court comes Frederick Jones by William Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, his attorney, and prays of the lord of this manor to be admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises, of which the said John Jones so died seised, and which were devised by the said will of the said John Jones to the said Frederick Jones, his heirs and assigns on the death of testator’s widow, Elizabeth Jones, which took place on the 6th of February 1891. To whom the lord of this manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said Frederick Jones, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord at the yearly rent of 6d, 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 thereof, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

2nd proclamation.[19]
William Tomblin.                                                 
Also at this court the second proclamation is made for William Tomblin or other the person or persons, as claim right or title to the hereditaments held of this manor, and which were surrendered to the said William Tomblin on the 29th of October 1869, to come into court and take admittance thereto, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant, but no one comes therefore at the next court, let the third proclamation be made.

2nd proclamation.
Customary heir, etc, of Daniel Jones.
Also at this court the second proclamation is made for the customary heir of Daniel Jones or other the person or persons entitled to come into court and be admitted tenant to all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement commonly called Water Hall, situate and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, within this manor. To which the said Daniel Jones was admitted tenant on the 30th of July 1841, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord for want of a tenant, but no one comes, therefore at the next court let the third proclamation be made.

Presentment of death of Thomas Gurnell Hart.
Heriot £1 10s.
1st proclamation.
Also at this court the homage present the death of Thomas Gurnell Hart on the 27th of December 1890, who died seised of all that messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the occupation of John Walker, since of Eliza Clarke Baynham Morrison, and then or late of Sarah Kemp, together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereto belonging, to which the said Thomas Gurnell Hart was admitted tenant on the 23rd of May 1877, whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin, and thereupon the first proclamation was made for the customary heir or other person claiming right or title to the same hereditaments to come into court and take admittance thereto.

Presentment of probate of will of Thomas Gurnell Hart.[29]
And at this court the homage also present the probate of the will of the said Thomas Gurnell Hart, dated the 20th day of September 1881, with one codicil, dated the 22nd day of September 1882, which were duly proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 9th of February 1891 by Jane Cecilia Hart, the surviving executrix, and which have been duly enrolled on the court rolls of this manor, whereby he devised all that his copyhold cottage and premises held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county and all other (if any) his copyhold hereditaments to such uses for such estates and in such manner, as his sisters, Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor should by deed appoint, and in default of and until such appointment, and so far as no such appointment should extend to the use of the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, their heirs and assigns, and the testator thereby declared that the power of appointment, thereinbefore given to the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart and the survivor of them, and the executors or administrators of such survivor and the estate, thereinbefore given to them, their heirs and assigns in default of appointment were so given and devised, upon trust that they, the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart, and the survivor of them or the heirs, executors or administrators respectively of such survivor should sell the said copyhold premises and should stand possessed of the monies to arise from such sale, upon trust to divide the same, as therein mentioned, and after disposing of the residue of his said real and personal estate, the said testator appointed the said Jane Cecilia Hart and Caroline Hart executrixes of that his will, but the codicil to testator’s said will did not affect the devise of his said copyhold estate.

Presentment of bargain and sale.[29]
I certify that this deed of bargain and sale is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
By favour heriot 10s.
And at this court the homage also present an indenture of bargain and sale, dated the 27th day of April 1891, which has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of this manor, by which indenture the before mentioned copyhold cottage and premises were bargained and sold unto and to the use of James Bates of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, tile maker, his heirs and assigns according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore and of right accustomed, whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of James Bates.[29]
Rent 1s. Fine £8.
Now to this court comes the said James Bates in his own proper person and prays of the lord of this manor to be admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises, to which the said Thomas Gurnell Hart died seised and so bargained and sold to him by the aforesaid indenture. To whom the lord of this manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said James Bates, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor at the yearly rent of 1s, 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 thereof, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Presentment of death of Thomas Samworth, freehold tenant.[F12]
Rent 2d.
Also at this court the homage present that Thomas Samworth, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs certain freehold land in Latchmore Field within this manor at the yearly rent of 2d, died since the last court held for this manor, namely on the 26th day of April 1891, and the same hereditaments therefore devolved on Sarah Anne Samworth, his widow.

Presentment of death of William Henry Hilton, freehold tenant.
Rent 1s 9d.
Also at this court the homage present that William Henry Hilton, who, whilst living, held to him and his heirs a certain enclosure of waste at Gold Hill within this manor at the yearly rent of 1s 9d, died since the last court held for this manor, and the same hereditaments thereupon devolved on Miss H. A. Hilton, who now holds the same.

Presentment of precept to seize copyholds, formerly held by George Healy in trust for Isabella Evans [8]
Also at this court the homage present that public proclamation has been made at three several general courts baron held for this manor on the 25th day of July 1879, the 2nd day of July 1881 and the 12th day of June 1889, for any person or persons claiming title to the customary or copyhold messuage, land and hereditaments, lying within and held of the same manor, of which George Healy died seised in trust, for Mrs Isabella Evans (formerly Isabella Jones) to come into court and be admitted thereto. And for as much as no one comes to take up and be admitted to the said messuage, land and hereditaments, it is commanded and ordered that John Topham Collins, the bailiff of this manor, do seize, and he is accordingly authorised and required to seize into the hands of the lord of the said manor all and singular the said customary or copyhold messuage, land and hereditaments, of which the said George Healy so died seised in trust for the said Isabella Evans, and forthwith to make his return to the precept now committed to him.

Presentment of orders.
Also the homage present that all former orders now in force shall be continued until others are made in their stead.

The end of this court.
George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

29th September 1891

 

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

Mr John Staniford to Mr Stephen Beeson. Absolute surrender. Stamp £1 5s.[9]
Be it remembered that on the 29th day of September 1891 John Staniford of High Street, Uxbridge, in the county of Middlesex, butcher, came before George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £205 paid to him, the said John Staniford, by Stephen Beeson of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, aforesaid, farmer, the receipt whereof the said John Staniford does hereby acknowledge, 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 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 wherein Thomas Shepherd formerly dwelt and [blank] did then dwell, and also all that customary malthouse adjoining to the said messuage or tenement on the south east side thereof then in the occupation of John Jones, deceased, together with the close or parcel of meadow or pasture ground lying next or 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 then also in the occupation of the said John Jones at the apportioned yearly rent of 1s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and services to all which said premises the said John Staniford was admitted tenant on the rolls of the said manor at a court held in and for the said manor on the 10th day of June 1891, to the use of the said Stephen Beeson, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, John Staniford. This surrender was taken and accepted on the day and year first above written by and before me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.
Received on the day and year first above written of and from the above named Stephen Beeson the sum of £205 being the consideration money above expressed to be by him paid to me, £205, John Staniford. Witness, George A. Charsley.

Examined, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

30th September 1891

 

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

Presentment of absolute surrender from John Staniford to Stephen Beeson.[9]
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Out of court on the said 30th day of September 1891 there was presented to the steward of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter a surrender, which is in the words following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 29th day of September 1891 John Staniford of High Street, Uxbridge, in the county of Middlesex, butcher, came before George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £205 paid to him, the said John Staniford, by Stephen Beeson of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, aforesaid, farmer, the receipt whereof the said John Staniford does hereby acknowledge, 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 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, wherein Thomas Shepherd formerly dwelt, and [blank] did then dwell, and also all that customary malt-house adjoining to the said messuage or tenement on the south-east side thereof, then in the occupation of John Jones, deceased, together with the close or parcel of meadow or pasture ground, lying next or adjoining to the said messuage or tenement and malt-house, or one of them, and containing by estimation one acre, be the same more or less, and then also in the occupation of the said John Jones at the apportioned yearly rent of 1s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen, and other customs and services. To all which said premises the said John Staniford was admitted tenant on the rolls of the said manor at a court held in and for the said manor on the 10th day of June 1891. To the use of the said Stephen Beeson, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. John Staniford. This surrender was taken and accepted on the day and year, first above-written, by and before me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor. Received on the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named Stephen Beeson the sum of £205, being the consideration money, above expressed to be by him paid to me, £205. John Staniford. Witness, George A. Charsley.”

Admission of Mr Stephen Beeson.[9]
Rent 1s 6d. Heriot nil ex favore. Fine nil ex favore
And afterwards on the said 30th day of September 1891 the said Stephen Beeson by Arthur Charsley, his attorney, came before the said steward of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter out of court and prayed to be admitted tenant of the hereditaments and premises so surrendered to the use of the said Stephen Beeson, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by the said steward delivered seisin of the said hereditaments and premises by the rod. To hold the same with their appurtenances unto the said Stephen Beeson and his heirs and assigns of the lord of the said manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord and according to the custom of the said manor at the apportioned yearly rent of 1s 6d, 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 such his estate so to be had in the premises, as appears, etc, and is admitted tenant to the said premises, but his fealty is respited.

George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

9th October 1891

The trustees of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, to Mr Stephen Beeson.[9]
Deed of enfranchisement. Stamp 2s 6d.                
This indenture made the 9th day of October 1891 between Frederick Charsley of 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, gentleman, George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of No. 6  Fredericks Place, Old Jewry in the city of London, gentleman, of the first part, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a retired lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army, and William Wykes Ladelle of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, barrister at law, esquire (hereinafter called the trustees), of the second part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the same county of Buckinghamshire, of the third part, and Stephen Beeson of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of assurance, dated the 5th day of June 1868, and made between Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, of the first part, the said Edward Moore of the second part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the third part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd of the fourth 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 Frederick Charsley and John Marmaduke Teesdale (since deceased) of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore (since deceased) and the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the said Reverend Charles Lloyd (since deceased), the said George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of an indenture of appointment of new trustees, dated the 15th day of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of an indenture of transfer of the before-mentioned mortgage, dated the 4th day of September 1890 and made between the said Frederick Charsley, Marmaduke John Teesdale, the said Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale of the one part, and the said Frederick Charsley, George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale (hereinafter called the mortgagees) of the other part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) limited and appointed to the use of the said mortgagees, their heirs and assigns as a subsisting security by way of mortgage for the payment to the mortgagees, their executors, administrators or assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 hereinbefore mentioned indenture of the 8th day of June 1868 provided, agreed and declared that it should be lawful for the trustees or the survivor or survivors 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 of 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 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 and privileges appendant or appurtenant to, or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations 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 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 and 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 power of jointuring or charging portions and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the powers 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 said Mary Moore died on the 11th day of January 1888, whereupon by virtue of the hereinbefore recited indenture of settlement the said manor of Chalfont St Peter with its appurtenances devolved upon the said Charles Edward Moore. And whereas the said Stephen Beeson is a copyhold tenant according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, of the hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described and intended to be hereby enfranchised. And whereas the trustees, in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore, have agreed with the said Stephen Beeson for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments and premises, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £23. 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 purpose and in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £23 upon the execution hereof paid by the said Stephen Beeson to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said Stephen Beeson, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 Charles Edward Moore (testified by their severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estate, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 hereditaments and premises, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. And the mortgagees (at the request as well of the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore as of the said Stephen Beeson) do and each of them does hereby grant, assign, and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified as aforesaid) do and each of them does hereby grant, assign, enfranchise and release, and the said Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant, release, enfranchise and dispose of unto the said Stephen Beeson 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, wherein Thomas Shepherd formerly dwelt, and also all that customary malt-house adjoining to the said messuage or tenement on the south-east side thereof, formerly in the occupation of John Jones, together with the close or parcel of meadow or pasture ground, lying next or adjoining to the said messuage or tenement and malt-house or one of them, and containing by estimation one acre (be the same more or less), and also formerly in the occupation of the said John Jones, to which said hereditaments and premises the said Stephen Beeson was admitted tenant out of court on the 30th day of September 1891 on the absolute surrender of John Staniford, dated the 29th day of September 1891, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described. And all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said hereditaments and premises. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the mortgagees and the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore and each of them into and upon the same premises. To have and to hold the said hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said Stephen Beeson, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof. And also discharged from all principal monies and interest owing or intended to be secured by and all claims and demands under the said indentures of the 6th day of June 1868 and the 4th day of September 1890 respectively. And this indenture also witnesses that, in further pursuance of the said agreement and for the consideration, aforesaid, they, the trustees, in exercise of all and every the powers, aforesaid, and with such consent testified in such manner, 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 Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant and dispose of unto the said Stephen Beeson, all such commonage and rights of common of whatsoever nature or kind in, upon and over all or any of the waste and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the said Stephen Beeson held, possessed and enjoyed in respect of and as appendant or appurtenant to all or any of the said hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, and the freehold and inheritance of all such commonable rights in the same or the like manner, as the said Stephen Beeson or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid hereditaments and premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same hereditaments and premises unto and to the use of the said Stephen Beeson in fee simple. 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. George A. Charsley. Edmund T. M. Teesdale. George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col. W. W. Ladelle. Charles E. Moore. Stephen Beeson.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of the John Roberts, Hinton Charterhouse, Somersetshire.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale in the presence of George Everett, clerk to Messrs. Maples, Teesdale & Co., 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitors.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of J. Ball, late captain, 99th Regiment, 33 Wellington Square, Chelsea, S. W.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of Arthur Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of E. A. Wingrove, clerk to Mr George A. Charsley, Beaconsfield, Bucks, solicitor.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Stephen Beeson in the presence of E. A. Wingrove.

 

9th October 1891

The trustees of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, and others to Mr Frederick Jones.[9]
Deed of enfranchisement. Stamp 7s 6d.
This indenture made the 9th day of October 1891 between Frederick Charsley of No. 10 Lewes Crescent, Brighton, in the county of Sussex, gentleman, George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of No. 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry in the city of London, gentleman, of the first part, George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a retired lieutenant colonel in her majesty’s army and William Wykes Ladelle of the honourable society of Lincoln’s Inn, barrister at law (hereinafter called the trustees), of the second part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, of the third part, and Frederick Jones of 104 ?Fore Street in the city of London, accountant, of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of assurance, dated the 5th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore of the first part, the said Edward Moore of the second part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the third part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd of the fourth 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 Frederick Charsley and John Marmaduke Teesdale (since deceased) of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between the said Mary Moore (since deceased) and the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part and the said Reverend Charles Lloyd (since deceased), the said George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of an indenture of appointment of new trustees, dated the 15th day of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt (since deceased) of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of an indenture of transfer of the before mentioned mortgage, dated the 4th day of September 1890 and made between the said Frederick Charsley, Marmaduke John Teesdale, the said Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale of the one part, and the said Frederick Charsley, George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale (hereinafter called the mortgagees) of the other part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire now stands (with other hereditaments) 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, their executors, administrators or assigns of the sum of £5,000 and 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 hereinbefore mentioned indenture of the 8th day of June 1868 provided, agreed and declared that it should be lawful for the trustees or the survivor or survivors of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor at any time or time 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 of 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 years, then at the discretion of the 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 and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations 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 trustee or trustees 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 and 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 power of jointuring or charging portions and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the powers 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 said Mary Moore died on the 11th day of January 1888, whereupon by virtue of the hereinbefore recited indenture of settlement the said manor of Chalfont St Peter with its appurtenances devolved upon the said Charles Edward Moore. And whereas the said Frederick Jones is a copyhold tenant according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, of all the hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described and intended to be hereby enfranchised. And whereas the trustees in exercise of a power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement of the 8th day of June 1868 and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore have agreed with the said Frederick Jones for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments and premises, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised at the price of £60 7s 6d. 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 purpose and in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £60 7s 6d upon the execution hereof paid by the said Frederick Jones to the trustees with the concurrence of the mortgagees and also of the said Charles Edward Moore (the receipt whereof the trustees hereby acknowledge and from the same release the said Frederick Jones, his  heirs, executors, administrators and assigns), they, the trustees, in exercise of the said power for that 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 Charles Edward Moore (testified by their severally executing these presents), do by this present deed absolutely revoke all the estate, uses, trusts, powers and provisions, which under or 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 hereditaments and premises, hereinafter expressed to be hereby enfranchised. And the mortgagees (at the request as well of the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore as of the said Frederick Jones) do and each of them does hereby grant, assign and release, and the trustees according to their estate and interest and with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore (testified, as aforesaid), do and each of them does hereby grant, assign, enfranchise and release, and the said Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant, release, enfranchise and dispose of unto the said Frederick Jones all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly occupied by William Lovell, to which said hereditaments and premises the said Frederick Jones was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 10th day of June 1891 under the will of John Jones, dated the 28th day of September 1881, on the death of Elizabeth Jones, the widow of the said John Jones and tenant for life, who died on the 6th day of February 1891, together with all easements, rights, members and things appurtenant to or reputed to be appurtenant to the said hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described, and all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due or payable in respect of the said hereditaments and premises. And all the estate, right, title, interest, claim and demand of the mortgagees and the trustees and the said Charles Edward Moore and each of them into and upon the same premises. To have and to hold the said hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, unto and to the use of the said Frederick Jones, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the copyhold tenure thereof and from all rents, fines, heriots, suits and services in respect thereof, and also discharged from all principal monies and interest owing or intended to be secured by and all claims and demands under the said indentures of the 6th day of June 1868, and the 4th day of September 1890 respectively. And this indenture also witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and for the consideration, aforesaid, they, the trustees, in exercise of all and every the powers, aforesaid, and with such consent testified in such manner, aforesaid, do by this present deed appoint and the mortgagees at such request, as aforesaid, do and each them does hereby grant, and 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 Charles Edward Moore as beneficial owner does hereby grant and dispose of unto the said Frederick Jones, all such commonage and rights of common of whatsoever nature and kind in, upon and over all or any of the waste and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the said Frederick Jones held, possessed and enjoyed in respect of and as appendant or appurtenant to all or any of the said hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore expressed to be hereby enfranchised, and the freehold and inheritance of all such commonable rights in the same or the like manner, as the said Frederick Jones or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the aforesaid hereditaments and premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same to and to the use of the said Frederick Jones in fee simple. 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. George A. Charsley. Edmund T. M. Teesdale. George Augustus Vernon, Lt. Col., W. W. Ladelle. Charles Edward Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Charsley in the presence of John Roberts, Hinton Charterhouse, Somersetshire.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale in the presence of George Everett, clerk to Messrs. Maples, Teesdale & Co., 6 Fredericks Place, Old Jewry, London, solicitors.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of J. Ball, late captain, 99th Regiment, 33 Wellington Square, Chelsea.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Augustus Vernon in the presence of Arthur Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of E. A. Wingrove, clerk to Mr George A. Charsley, Beaconsfield, Bucks, solicitor.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick Jones in the presence of [blank].

 

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

 

29th September 1891

John Staniford to Lieutenant Colonel G. A. Vernon and William W. Ladelle, esquire. Absolute surrender. Stamp 5s.[9]
I certify that the original surrender was duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.
Be it remembered that on the 29th day of September 1891 John Staniford of High Street, Uxbridge, in the county of Middlesex, butcher, came before George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £46 paid to him, the said John Staniford, by George Augustus Vernon of Harefield Park in the county of Middlesex, a retired colonel of her majesty’s army, and William Wykes Ladelle of Lincoln’s Inn in the said county of Middlesex, esquire (the receipt whereof the said John Staniford does hereby acknowledge), did out of court surrender into the hands of the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle as termers of the said manor for the term of 200 years and into the hands of Charles Edward Moore as tenant for life of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of the said steward according to the custom thereof, all that piece or parcel of customary arable land, lying and being in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in a common field called Oldfield and containing by estimation one acre to the same, more or less, held at the apportioned yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other customs and services, and to all which said premises the said John Staniford was admitted tenant on the rolls of the said manor at a court held in and for the said manor on the 10th day of June 1891. To such uses, upon and for such of the trusts, intents and purposes and with, under and subject to such of the powers, provisos, agreements and declarations in and by an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, Edward Moore and the said Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and Charles Lloyd, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the other part limited, expressed or declared or thereunder to be limited, expressed or declared of and concerning the manors, messuages and hereditaments, therein comprised, as are now subsisting or capable of arising or taking effect, but so as not to increase or multiply charges or powers of charging. And to the intent that the copyhold tenure and quality of the said premises may by this surrender to the said termers and tenant for life of the said manor be extinguished in the freehold thereof, and that the premises so surrendered may be and remain parcel of the said manor and go and devolve therewith under the above-mentioned indenture, freed and discharged from all heriots, rents, fines, duties, suits, services, customs and other incidents of such copyhold tenure and quality.
John Staniford. This surrender was taken and accepted on the day and year, first above-written, by and before me, George Charsley, steward of the said manor.
Received on the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle the sum of £46, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by them to me, £46, John Staniford. Witness: George A. Charsley.

Examined, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

3rd May 1877

Will of Mrs Mary Anne Green.
This is the last will and testament of me, Mary Anne Green, of Austin Wood in the parish of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow. I nominate and appoint my friends, Henry Hill of Rawlings Farm, Beaconsfield, Bucks, farmer, and James Wild of Austin Wood, aforesaid, farmer, executors of this my will. I give to each of my two children, namely Margaret Elizabeth and Job, a legacy of £10. I give, devise and bequeath all the real and personal estate that I may be seised or possessed of at the time of my decease to the said Henry Hill and James Wild, their heirs, executors and administrators, upon trust that they, the said Henry Hill and James Wild, or the survivor of them, or the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall sell all such parts thereof, as shall not consist of money either together or in parcels, and either by public auction or private contract, and may buy in and rescind any contract for sale and resell without being responsible for any loss occasioned thereby, and execute and do all such assurances and acts for effectuating any such sale, as they or he shall think fit. And I declare that the said Henry Hill and James Wild and the survivor of them and the heirs, executors or administrators of such survivor shall out of the monies to arise from the sale of my said real and personal estate and the money, of which I shall be possessed at my death, pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts and legacies bequeathed by this my [will], and shall stand possessed of the balance of the said monies, upon trust for all my children or any my child, who being sons or a son, shall attain the age of 21 years, or being daughters or a daughter, shall attain that age or marry under that age, and if more than one, in equal shares. Provided always and I hereby declared that if any child or children of mine shall foredecease me, leaving any issue him or her surviving, that the share of such child or children so dying, as aforesaid, shall not lapse, but shall go to and be divided equally among the issue of such child or children of mine so dying, as aforesaid. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this third day of May 1877. The mark of Mary Anne Green. Signed, published and declared by the above-named testatrix, Mary Anne Green, as and for her last will in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who at her request, in her presence and in the presence of each other, have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, the same having first been read over to the said testatrix, who appeared perfectly to understand the same, William Garner, solicitor, Uxbridge. Oliver Benning, his clerk.

 

2nd August 1893

 

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

The second day of August 1893.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at the George Inn at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 2nd day of August in the year of our lord 1893, before George Allington Charsley, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
Mr Joseph Coleman, foreman        
Mr James Langstone

Presentment of absolute surrender from Daniel Jones to Charles Keen.[3]
I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, at this court the homage present an absolute surrender, dated the 17th day of October 1853, in the form and words following:
“The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire the 17th day of October 1853. Be it remembered that on the day and year, above-written, Daniel Jones of Glocester Street, Clerkenwell, in the county of Middlesex, jeweller, one of the copyholders or customary tenants of the manor, aforesaid, for and in consideration of the sum of £75 sterling to him in hand well and truly paid by Charles Keen of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, bricklayer, at or before the taking of this present surrender, the receipt of which said sum of £75 and that the same is the consideration money and in full for the absolute purchase of the messuages or tenements and hereditaments, hereinafter described, and the customary inheritance thereof in possession, he, the said Daniel Jones, does hereby admit and acknowledge, 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 Edwards and Simeon Edwards, two of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate and being at Waterhall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the several occupations of James Douglass and John Hutchins, but now unoccupied, and also all houses, edifices, ways, paths, passages, lights, easements, profits, commodities, privileges and appurtenances to the said messuages, cottages or tenements and premises belonging (and to which said messuages, cottages or tenements the said Daniel Jones was admitted tenant at a court held on the 30th day of July 1841). And the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders yearly and other rents, issues and profits of the said hereditaments and premises. 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 Daniel Jones, of, in or to the said messuages, cottages and premises or any part thereof respectively. 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 Charles Keen, 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 Charles Keen, 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, Daniel Jones. This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by us, James Edwards, Simeon Edwards. Received on the day and year, first above-written, of and from the within-named Charles Keen the sum of £75, being the consideration money, within expressed to have been paid by him to me, £75. Daniel Jones.”

Presentment of death of Charles Keen before admittance.[3]
Heriot 5s. First proclamation.
And at this court the homage also present the death of the said Charles Keen on the 4th day of September 1863 before having taken admittance to the copyhold hereditaments, comprised in the said surrender, whereupon happened to the lord a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin, and the first proclamation was made for the customary heir or devisee or such other person or persons claiming right or title to the said hereditaments held of this manor, and so surrendered to come into court and be admitted thereto.

Presentment of probate of will of Charles Keen.
And at this court the homage also present the probate of the will of the said Charles Keen, which was duly proved in the principal registry of her majesty’s high court of justice on the 6th day of July 1864 by George Harris, one of the executors, therein named, power being reserved of making the like grant to Frederick Keen the son and Sophia Keen the relict, and which will is in the words following: “This is the last will and testament of me, Charles Keen of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, bricklayer. I give and bequeath all my household furniture, book debts, moneys and securities for money and all other my personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever (except my implements and articles used by me in my trade and business of a bricklayer, which it is my intention to give to my son, Frederick Keen, in my lifetime, when I cease to follow my said trade) unto my wife Sophia Keen, her executors and administrators for her own absolute use and benefit, she paying thereout all my just debts, funeral and testamentary expenses and the expenses of proving this my will, and as to all that my freehold cottage and premises, situate near Bowers Farm in the hamlet of Coleshill in the county of Hertford. I give and devise the same unto my said wife, Sophia Keen, for and during the term of her natural life, she keeping the same in tenantable repair and insured. And from and immediately after the decease of my said wife I give and devise the same freehold cottage and premises with their appurtenances unto my son, Frederick Keen, his heirs and assigns forever, he paying unto my grandson, Edward Keen, son of my late son, Edward Keen, his executors or administrators, when he shall attain the age of 21 years, the sum of £10, which sum of £10 I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said grandson, his executors or administrators, and do hereby charge the said cottage and premises, so as aforesaid devised to my said son, Frederick Keen, with the payment thereof. And as to all those my three copyhold cottages and premises with their appurtenances, situate at Water Hall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, I do hereby direct my said executors or the survivor of them, his executors or administrators to receive the yearly rents and profits thereof from time to time and to pay the same unto my said wife Sophia Keen for her own use and benefit for and during the term of her natural life, and from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same three cottages and premises with their appurtenances unto my daughter Phoebe, the wife of George Harris, her heirs and assigns forever, she paying unto my granddaughter Martha Keen, daughter of my said late son Edward Keen, his executors or administrators, when he shall attain the age of 21 years the sum of £10, which sum of £10 I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said granddaughter, her executors and administrators, and do hereby charge the said copyhold cottages and premises, so as aforesaid devised to my said daughter, Phoebe Harris, with the payment thereof. And in case either of my said grandchildren shall die under the age of 21 years without having lawful issue him or her surviving, then it is my will that the sum of £10, hereinbefore bequeathed to him or her so dying under the age of 21 years, shall go to, and I do hereby give and bequeath the same to the survivor of them, his or her executors or administrators. And I do hereby appoint my son in law, the said George Harris of Queen’s Terrace, Queens Road, Reading in the county of Berkshire, and my son, the said Frederick Keen of Amersham, aforesaid, bricklayer, executors of this my will, and I do hereby revoke all former wills by me made, and declare this to be my last. In witness whereof I, the said Charles Keen, the testator, have to this my last will and testament set my hand and seal the 24th day of July 1860, Charles Keen. Signed and declared by the said Charles Keen, the testator, as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other, all present at the same time, have subscribed our names as witnesses. Frederick Charsley, solicitor, Amersham, Buckinghamshire. George Whitfield, clerk, to Messrs. Charsley & Isaacson, solicitors, Amersham, Bucks.”

William Tomlin. 3rd Proclamation.[19]
Also at this court the third proclamation is made for William Tomlin or other the person or persons, as claim right or title to the hereditaments held of this manor, and which were surrendered to the use of the said William Tomlin on the 29th day of October 1869, to come into court and take admittance thereto, otherwise the same will be seized unto the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant, but no one comes, therefore this, the third proclamation, is ordered to be recorded.

Presentment of a road made near New Pond, Gerrards Cross.
And at this court the homage present that a roadway has been made across the ditch near New Pond from the high road on to Gerrards Cross Common, which is ordered to be removed.

Presentment of death of Samuel Harman.[4]
Also at this court the homage present the death of Samuel Harman, late of Park Lodge, Iver, in the county of Buckinghamshire, and of 49 Notting Hill Square in the county of Middlesex, esquire, on the second day of November 1890, who died seised of 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 was formerly in the occupation of William Boddy, afterwards of Samuel Witlock, and now of Ebenezer Windsor, which said messuage or cottage is now used as a beerhouse and is called or known by the name or sign of “The Waggon and Horses”, and to which the said Samuel Harman was admitted tenant on the 30th June 1875, whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin, and the first proclamation is made for the customary heir or other person or persons entitled to the said hereditaments to come into court and take admittance thereto.

Presentment of will of Samuel Harman.[4]
And at this court the homage also present the probate of the will of the said Samuel Harman, which will is dated the 26th of June 1889 and was duly proved in the principal registry of the probate division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 31st of December 1890 by William Barden Harman, formerly of Iver in the county of Buckinghamshire, but now of Ealing in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, John Mair Curwen of 23 Wood Street in the city of London, warehouseman, and John Courtenay Jackson of 12 Birkbeck Grove, Acton, in the said county of Middlesex, gentleman, the executors thereof and devisees in trust under the said will, and of which the following is an extract: “I devise all my five copyhold messuages or tenements, beer-houses or public houses and premises, now known by the names or signs of “The White Bear”, situate at Ruislip in the county of Middlesex, “The Woodsman”, situate at Ruislip, aforesaid, “The Red Cow”, situate at Yiewsley in the parish of Hillingdon in the county of Middlesex, “The Waggon & Horses”, situate at Chalfont St Giles[4] in the county of Buckinghamshire, and “The Anglers”, situate at West Drayton in the county of Middlesex, all which said copyhold messuages or tenements, beer-houses or public houses and premises are now leased to or in the occupation of Messrs. Harman and Company of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, brewers, unto my said trustees or trustee, upon trust to receive and take the rents, issues and profits thereof, and after paying thereout for all necessary outgoings to pay the surplus rents, issues and profits unto my dear wife, Mary Elizabeth Harman, during her life or widowhood, and after the decease or second marriage of my said wife, then upon trust for all or any children or child, who shall attain the age of 21 years, and if more than one, in equal shares and proportions as tenants in common, and in case there shall be no child of mine, who shall live to attain the age of 21 years, then upon trust for my cousin, Alfred ?Donne Woolls, absolutely.

Admission of William Barden Harman, John Mair Curwen and John Courtenay Jackson.[4] Rent 2s 6d. Fine £24.
Now to this court come the said William Barden Harman, John Mair Curwen and John Courtenay Jackson by Samuel ?Burness of Uxbridge in the said county of Middlesex, their attorney, and pray of the lord of this manor to be admitted tenants to the said hereditaments and premises held of this manor, of which the said Samuel Harman so died seised, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of this manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said William Barden Harman, John Mair Curwen and John Courtenay Jackson according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said Samuel Harman, deceased, of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen, 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 thereof, as appears in the margin, and were admitted tenants thereto accordingly, but their fealty was respited, until, etc.

Presentment of death of Mary Anne Green.[11]
Heriot: cow seized and ?sold for £7. First proclamation.
And at this court the homage present the death of Mary Anne Green, late of Austin Wood in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow, on the 17th of December 1892, who died seised of 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, and now of John Worrall. To which said premises the said Mary Anne Green was admitted tenant out of court on the 30th of June 1877, whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot, which has been seized for the use of the lord, and the first proclamation is made for the customary heir or other person or persons entitled to the said hereditaments to come into court and take admittance thereto.

Presentment of will of Mary Anne Green.[11]
And at this court the homage also present the probate of the will of the said Mary Anne Green, dated the 3rd of May 1877, which was duly proved in the principal registry of the probate division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 11th March 1893 by James Scott Wild (in the will written James Wild) of Austin Wood, aforesaid, farmer, one of the executors, named in the said will (Henry Hill, the other executor named in the said will, having renounced the probate and execution thereof), and which said will has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, whereby she devised all her real estate to the said Henry Hill and James Wild upon trust for sale, as therein mentioned.

Admission of James Scott Wild.[11]
Rent 6d. Fine £9.
Now to this court comes the said James Scott Wild in his own proper person and prays of the lord of this manor to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises, of which the said Mary Anne Green so died seised, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of this manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said James Scott Wild according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said Mary Anne Green of the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor at 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 thereof, as appears in the margin, and was admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty was respited, until, etc.

Presentment of absolute surrender from James Scott Wild to John Green.[11]
Heriot £2.
I certify that this surrender was duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
And at this court the homage also present an absolute surrender, dated this 2nd day of August 1893, which is in the words and form following: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, the 2nd day of August 1893. Be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, James Scott Wild of the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, a copyhold tenant of the said manor came before George Allington Charsley, chief steward of the said manor and the courts thereof, and did in court (immediately after his admission in court to the hereditaments and premises, hereinafter described), in consideration of the sum of £50 to him, the said James Scott Wild, paid by John Green of Austin Wood in the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, cow-keeper, at or before the passing of this surrender (the receipt of which sum, the said James Scott Wild does hereby acknowledge), surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said steward by the rod 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, and now of John Worrall, together with the commonable and other rights, members and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining, or usually held or enjoyed therewith. To the use and behoof of the said John Green, his heirs and assigns forever absolutely according to the custom of the said manor. James Scott Wild. This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor”, whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of John Green.[11]
Rent 6d. Fine £4 10s ex favore.
Now to this court comes the said John Green in his own proper person and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises, so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of this manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said John Green, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor at 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, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant, bus his fealty is respited, until, etc.

Presentments of encroachments.
Joseph Coleman, footpath at Austin Wood, rent 6d.
John Bowler, footpath to his cottages and frontage at Austin Wood, rent 1s.
The vicar, footpath across Gerrards Cross Common, rent 6d.
Thomas Matthew Roe. Erection of six piers at Latchmoor Cottage at Gerrards Cross. Rent 6s a year.
And at this court the homage present an application from Joseph Coleman to make a gravel path from his cottages at Austin Wood into the high road, for which permission was given, subject to his paying to the lord of the manor the yearly rent of 6d for its use and occupation. And at this court the homage present an application from John Bowler to continue the gravelling of the frontage to his cottages at Austin Wood, as he has already done, and to make a gravel path from them to the high road, for which permission was given, subject to his paying to the lord of the manor the yearly rent of 1s for its use and occupation. And at this court the homage present that a path had been made and gravelled across Gerrards Cross Common by the vicar from the vicarage to the church, which was ordered to be stopped, unless the vicar pays to the lord of the manor for its use and occupation the yearly rent of 6d. And at this court the homage present that Thomas Matthew Roe, the owner of Latchmoor Cottage at Gerrards Cross Common, has made an encroachment on the lord of the manor’s wasteland by erecting six piers to his wall, which are ordered to be removed, unless he pays to the lord of the manor the yearly rent of 6s.

William Bolton appointed hayward.
William Tomblin, the hayward of this manor, resigned and William Bolton was appointed hayward of this manor until the next court day or until another is appointed in his stead.

Order:
It is ordered by this court that all heaps of manure or other heaps, carts or other articles placed on any of the commons or wastes of this manor shall be removed by the hayward, unless they are immediately removed by the persons claiming them.

The end of this court, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

2nd October 1893

 

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

The 2nd day of October 1893.

Presentment of absolute surrender from George Allen to Lowing Tripp.[37]
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Out of court on the said 2nd day of October 1893 there was presented to the steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, a surrender, which is in the words following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 2nd day of October 1893 George Allen of Number 17 Carlisle Street, Soho Square, London, solicitor, came before George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £1,200 paid to him, the said George Allen by Lowing Tripp of Tubbses Farm in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer (the receipt whereof the said George Allen does hereby acknowledge), did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement called Tubbses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, situate and being in the said manor and in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. And also all those 33 acres of copyhold land and woodground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near adjoining with their appurtenances. To which said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises the said George Allen was admitted tenant out of court according to the tenor and effect of the will of John Heron, deceased, on the 10th of January 1890. To the use of the said Lowing Tripp, his heirs and assigns forever absolutely at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the rents, heriots, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. George Allen. This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, first above written, by and before me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor. Received on the day and year, first above written, of and from the above-named Lowing Tripp the sum of £1,200, being the consideration money above expressed to be paid by him to me, £1,200, George Allen. Witness: George A. Charsley, steward.”

Admission of Lowing Tripp.[37]
Rent 6s 9d. Fine £66 10s.
And afterwards on the said second day of October 1893 the said Lowing Tripp in his own proper person came before the said steward of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter out of court and prayed to be admitted tenant of the hereditaments and premises, so surrendered to the use of him, the said Lowing Tripp, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward delivered seisin of the said hereditaments and premises by the rod. To hold the same with their appurtenances unto the said Lowing Tripp, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord and according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 6s 9d, 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 thereof to be had, as appears in the margin, and was admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty was respited, because, etc.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

2nd October 1893

 

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

Mr Lowing Tripp to Mr John Archer.
Conditional surrender.
Stamp 10s.
Ad valorem duty paid £1 5s.
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Be it remembered that on the 2nd day of October 1893 Lowing Tripp of Tubbses Farm in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, came before George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £1,000 to the said Lowing Tripp paid by John Archer of Gorelands Farm in the parish of Chalfont St Giles in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, the receipt whereof the said Lowing Tripp does hereby acknowledge, 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 copyhold or customary messuage or tenement called Tubbses with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices and buildings thereon belonging, situate and being in the said manor and in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and also all those 33 acres of copyhold land and wood ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near adjoining with their appurtenances, to which the said Lowing Tripp was admitted tenant out of court on the 2nd day of October 1893. To the use of the said John Archer, his heirs and assigns forever 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. Provided always that, if the said Lowing Tripp, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall pay to the said John Archer, his executors, administrators and assigns the sum of £1,000, together with interest for the same at £4 10s per cent per annum on the same day of April next, then this surrender shall be void, but otherwise shall remain in full force and virtue.
This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, first above written, by and before me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor: Lowing Tripp.
Received the day and year, first above written, of and from the above-named John Archer the sum of £1,000, being the consideration money above expressed to be paid by him to me, Lowing Tripp} £1000.
Witness, George A. Charsley, steward.

 

21st September 1899

Mr John Archer to Mr Lowing Tripp. Warrant to enter satisfaction. Stamp 5s.
I certify that the original warrant is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. I, John Archer of Gorelands Farm, Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, do hereby acknowledge that I have this day received from Lowing Tripp of Tubbs Farm, Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, the sum of £1,302 5s 4d in satisfaction of all principal moneys and interest secured by a conditional surrender made to me by the said Lowing Tripp of certain copyhold hereditaments held of the said manor, and bearing date the 2nd day of October 1893, and I do hereby direct and require the steward of the said manor to enter up satisfaction thereof on the court rolls of the said manor, and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority. Dated this 21st day of September 1899, John Archer.
Witness, R. W. H. Green, clerk to Mr W. T. Harvey, Uxbridge, solicitor.

 

Statutory declaration of Mr George Harriss.
I certify that the orginal declaration is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
I, George Harriss of Thirlmere, Vulture Street, South Brisbane, Queensland in the colony of New South Wales, do solemnly and sincerely declare that I am one of the executors of the will of the late Charles Keen, formerly of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, bricklayer, dated the 24th day of July 1860, in which will my surname is spelt ‘Harris’ instead of Harriss, and I duly proved the said will alone.
That I was married to Phoebe Keen, a daughter of the said Charles Keen, at the Trinity Congregational Church at Reading in the county of Berkshire on the 12th day of January 1860.
That by his said will Charles Keen has devised his three copyhold cottages and premises, situate at Water Hall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, to his said daughter Phoebe Harriss (in the said will called ‘Harris’), her heirs and assigns forever subject to the life interest of her mother, Sophia Keen, therein and charged with the payment of £10, as therein mentioned.
That by my said marriage with the said Phoebe Keen there were born to us no son, but two daughters only, namely Agnes Harriss, who was born on the 8th day of October 1860 at Reading, county of Berkshire, and Kate Harriss, who was born on the 5th day of June 1862 at Reading in the county of Berkshire, and who are both living and unmarried and have attained the age of 21 years and are co-heiresses of my said wife, Phoebe Harriss, who died on the 10th day of April 1871 intestate, and was buried at Reading in the county of Berkshire.
That the said Sophia Keen, the mother of my said wife, Phoebe Harriss, died on the 19th day of June 1874, and was buried at Amersham, aforesaid.
That the sum of £10 charged by the said Charles Keen on his said three cottages and premises was duly paid to Martha Keen, the testator’s granddaughter, on her attaining 21 years of age, as directed by the said testator’s will.
And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835, George Harriss.
Signed and declared by the said declarant at Brisbane in the colony of Queensland this 6th day of September 1893 in the presence of Thomas Heaslop, J. P., John W. Hill J. P.
To all to whom these presents shall come I, Thomas Heaslop, mayor of the town of South Brisbane in the colony of Queensland, do hereby certify that I was present on the 6th day of September 1893 at South Brisbane, aforesaid, and did see George Harriss, the person named in the within statutory declaration, duly sign, seal and as his act and deed deliver the same and that the name or signature George Harriss set and subscribed thereto, as the party executing the same is of the proper handwriting of the said George Harris, and the names or signatures Thomas Heaslop and John William Hill thereto subscribed, as the witnesses attesting the execution thereof are of the respective proper handwriting of me, the said Thomas Heaslop, and of John William Hill of South Brisbane, aforesaid, and that the said George Harriss is personally known to me. In faith and testimony whereof I, the said Thomas Heaslop, have hereunto set my hand and affixed the corporate seal of the said town of South Brisbane this 6th day of September in the year of our lord 1893. Thomas Heaslop, mayor. John W. Hill, town clerk.

 

6th September 1893

Power of attorney: Misses Agnes and Kate Harriss to Arthur Charsley, esquire.
I certify that the original power of attorney is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
To all, to whom these presents shall come, we, Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss of Thirlmere, Vulture Street, South Brisbane in the colony of Queensland, spinsters, send greeting. Whereas Charles Keen, formerly of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire in England, bricklayer, purchased for the sum of £75 of Daniel Jones of Gloucester Street, Clerkenwell in the county of Middlesex in England, jeweller, all those two copyhold messuages, cottages or tenements (afterwards converted into three messuages, cottages or tenements) with the appurtenances, situate and being at Waterhall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the several occupations of James Douglass and John Hutchins, to which said messuages, cottages or tenements the said Daniel Jones was admitted tenant at a court held for the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 30th day of July 1841, and on the 17th day of October 1853 the said messuages, cottages or tenements were out of court surrendered by the rod into the hands of the lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, by the said Daniel Jones according to the custom of the said manor, 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 Charles Keen should 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 Charles Keen, his heirs and assigns forever. And whereas the said surrender has never been enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, nor was the said Charles Keen ever admitted to the same premises on the said court. And whereas the said Charles Keen, who died on the 4th day of September 1863, by his will, dated the 24th day of July 1860 and duly proved by George Harriss (in the said will called ‘Harris’), one of the executors thereof (power being reserved to Frederick Keen, his son, the other executor, to prove the said will), in the principal registry of the probate division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 6th day of July 1864, whereby the said Charles Keen devised his three copyhold cottages and premises with their appurtenances, situate at Water Hall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire (being the said premises so surrendered to him, as aforesaid), after the death of his wife, Sophia Keen (who died on the 19th day of June 1874), unto his daughter, Phoebe Harriss (in the said will called Harris), her heirs and assigns forever, paying unto the testator’s granddaughter, Martha Keen, on attaining majority the sum of £10, which the said testator charged upon the said premises, which sum of £10 was accordingly paid to her, the said Martha Keen, after she had attained the age of 21 years. And whereas the said Phoebe Harriss, who was the wife of the said George Harriss, the proving executor of the said will of the said Charles Keen, died on the 10th day of April 1871, there having been born two children only of the said marriage with the said George Harriss, namely the said Agnes Harriss, who was born in the 8th day of October 1860, and Kate Harriss, who was born on the 5th day of June 1862, and who are the co-heiresses of the said Phoebe Harriss, there having been no son born of the said marriage. And whereas the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss are desirous of appointing Arthur Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, solicitor, as their attorney for the purposes, hereunder mentioned. Now these presents witness for further effecting such desire we, the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss, do hereby appoint the said Arthur Charsley of Beaconsfield, aforesaid, solicitor, to be our true and lawful attorney to present the above-mentioned surrender and the death and will of the said Charles Keen to the steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to the court thereof and to take admission on the rolls of the said manor in our names for us, as co-heiresses of our mother, the said Phoebe Harriss, deceased, and afterwards in consideration of the natural love and affection we, the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss, have and bear for and towards our uncle, Frederick Keen of Amersham, aforesaid, bricklayer, to surrender the said hereditaments and premises into the hands of the lord of the said manor unto and to the use of the said Frederick Keen, his heirs and assigns absolutely, and to make, enter into, execute, sign and do all such contracts and agreements, receipts, payments, surrenders, admissions, assignments, bargains and sales, transfers, conveyances, assurances, instruments and things for the purpose of surrendering, conveying, transferring or otherwise dealing with the interests of the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss in the said copyhold hereditaments under the said will, and to exercise and enforce all such remedies or rights in relation to the premises, as the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss are entitled to exercise and enforce, and also to do all such things, as the said Arthur Charsley shall deem necessary or proper in relation to the aforesaid premises, and to cause the said Frederick Keen to be admitted tenant to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises on the court rolls of the said manor, subject to the payment or composition by him of all heriots, fines, fees, quit-rents and expenses and all other expenses incurred by the said attorney in connection with the surrender, conveyance or transfer of the interests of the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss in the said copyhold hereditaments under the said will, and for all or any of the purposes, aforesaid, any one or more attorney or attorneys under or in lieu of him, the said Arthur Charsley, and with all or any of the powers hereby conferred, including the power of appointment or substitution, from time to time to appoint a substitute and from time to time to revoke any appointment or substitution so made, the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss hereby conferring upon the said Arthur Charsley all the powers of them, the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss, in, over or in relation to the premises, and agreeing to ratify, confirm and allow whatsoever the said Arthur Charsley may do or cause to be done or purport to do or cause to be done by virtue of these presents, and hereby declaring that every deed, surrender, admission, sale, purchase or thing executed or done by the said Arthur Charsley or his substitute or substitutes in relation to the premises shall, notwithstanding the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss or either of them may be dead, or that the powers conferred upon the said Arthur Charsley may have been revoked at the time of the execution thereof, be valid and effectual in favour of every person claiming the benefit thereof, who shall not prior to the execution or doing thereof have received express notice of such death or revocation, and without any such person being bound to inquire whether the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss or either of them are living or dead or whether the said powers have been revoked or remain in force. In witness whereof we, the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss, have hereunto set our hands and seals this 6th day of September 1893, Agnes Harriss, Kate Harriss.
Signed, sealed, delivered and acknowledged by the above-named Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss in the presence of Thomas Heaslop, J. P., John W. Hill, J. P.
To all to whom these presents shall come I, Thomas Heaslop, mayor of the town of South Brisbane in the colony of Queensland, do hereby certify that I was present on the 6th day of September 1893 at South Brisbane, aforesaid, and did see Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss, the persons named in the within power of attorney, duly sign, seal and as their act and deed deliver the same, and that the names or signatures, Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss, set and subscribed thereto, as the parties executing the same are of the proper handwriting of the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss, and the names or signatures, Thomas Heaslop and John William Hill, thereto subscribed as the witnesses attesting the execution thereof, are of the respective proper handwritings of me, the said Thomas Heaslop and of John William Hill, of South Brisbane, aforesaid, and that the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss and John William Hill are personally known to me. In faith and testimony whereof I, the said Thomas Heaslop, have hereunto set my hand and affixed the corporate seal of the said town of South Brisbane this 6th day of September in the year of our Lord 1893, Thomas Heaslop, mayor, John W. Hill, town clerk.

 

27th December 1893

 

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

27th December 1893.
Miss Jane Mollett to Miss Agnes E. Rooke. Conditional surrender.
Stamp 6s 3d.
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Be it remembered that on the 27th day of December 1893 Jane Mollett of No. 3 Holme Lee Terrace, Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset, spinster, came before Arthur William Rooke of No. 45 Lincoln’s Inn Fields in the county of Middlesex, solicitor, the deputy steward for this turn and purpose only of George Allington Charsley, the chief steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £210 to her, the said Jane Mollett, paid by Agnes Emily Rooke of Delhi in the empire of India, spinster, the receipt whereof the said Jane Mollett does hereby acknowledge, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor, all that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor, with the messuage or tenement built thereon, situate on the common called Gold Hill, containing by estimation 18 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, formerly in the occupation of John Kemp, to which premises the said Jane Mollett was admitted tenant on the 10th day of March 1884. To the use of the said Agnes Emily Rooke, her heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord 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, subject, nevertheless, to this condition that, if the said Jane Mollett, her heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall on the 24th day of June next pay to the said Agnes Emily Rooke or the persons claiming under her the sum of £210 with interest for the same at the rate of £5 per cent per annum to be computed from the date of this surrender, then and in such case this surrender shall be void and of no effect, otherwise the same shall remain in full force and virtue, Jane Mollett. This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, above-written, by me, Arthur William Rooke, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only. Received the day and year, first above-written, of and from the above-named Agnes Emily Rooke the sum of £210, being the consideration money, above expressed to be paid by her to me, £210, Jane Mollett. Witness Arthur William Rooke, deputy steward.

 

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

 

27th December 1895

Miss Agnes E. Rooke to Miss Jane Mollett.
Warrant to enter satisfaction.
Stamp 1s 6d.
I certify that the original warrant is duly stamped, G. A. Charsley, steward.
I, Agnes Emily Rooke of Delhi in the empire of India, spinster, do hereby acknowledge that I have received of and from Jane Mollett of No. 3 Holme Lee Terrace, Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset, spinster, all principal moneys and interest secured by a conditional surrender made to me by the said Jane Mollett of certain copyhold hereditaments held of the said manor and bearing date the 27th day of December 1893. And I do hereby direct and require the steward of the said manor to enter satisfaction thereof on the court rolls of the said manor, for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority. Dated this 27th day of December 1895, Agnes Emily Rooke.
Witness to the signature of the said Agnes Emily Rooke, W. F. Whitley, 32 Jolimont Terrace, East Melbourne, Victoria, master of law.

 

4th January 1894

 

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

The 4th day of January 1894.

Presentment of absolute surrender from Daniel Jones to Charles Keen.[3]
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Whereas at a court baron held for this manor on the 2nd day of August 1893 there was presented to the homage an absolute surrender, dated the 17th of October 1853, and which absolute surrender was duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, whereby Daniel Jones, a copyhold tenant of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £75 paid to him by Charles Keen of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, bricklayer, absolutely surrendered out of court into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of James Edwards and Simeon Edwards, two of the copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom thereof, all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate and being at Waterhall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the several occupations of James Douglass and John Hutchins, with the rights, easements and appurtenances to the said messuages, cottages or tenements belonging (and to which said messuages, cottages or tenements the said Daniel Jones was admitted tenant at a court held on the 30th day of July 1841), 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 Charles Keen should at any time or from time to time by any deed or deeds or by his last will direct or appoint, and in default and subject to each direction or appointment, to the use of the said Charles Keen, 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.

Presentment of death and will of Charles Keen.[3]
And whereas at the said court it was presented to the homage that the said Charles Keen died on the 4th of September 1863 without ever having been admitted to the said copyhold hereditaments comprised in the said surrender. And whereas at the same court the will of the said Charles Keen, dated the 24th of July 1860, was presented to the homage and has been duly enrolled, by which will the testator made the following direction and devise, namely: “And as to all those my three copyhold cottages and premises with their appurtenances, situate at Water Hall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, I direct my executors or the survivor of them, his executors or administrators to receive the yearly rents and profits thereof from time to time and to pay the same unto my said wife, Sophia Keen, for her own use and benefit for and during the term of her natural life, and from and immediately after her decease I give and devise the same three cottages and premises with their appurtenances unto my daughter Phoebe, the wife of George Harris, her heirs and assigns forever, she paying unto my granddaughter Martha Keen, daughter of my said late son, Edward Keen, his executors or administrators, when she shall attain the age of 21 years, the sum of £10, which sum of £10 I do hereby give and bequeath unto my said granddaughter, her executors and administrators, and do hereby charge the said copyhold cottages, so as aforesaid devised to my said daughter, Phoebe Harris, with the payment thereof.” And the said testator appointed the said George Harriss (in the said will called ‘Harris’) and his son, Frederick Keen, executors of his said will, and the said will was proved in the principal registry of the probate division of her majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 6th of July 1864 by the said George Harriss alone (power being reserved to the said Frederick Keen, the other executor, to prove the said will, which he did not do).

Presentment of death of Phoebe Harriss.[3]
Heriot 5s.
And whereas the said Phoebe Harriss (who was the wife of the said George Harriss) died on the 10th of April 1871, there having been born two children only of the said marriage with the said George Harriss, namely Agnes Harriss, who was born on the 8th of October 1860, and Kate Harriss, who was born on the 5th of June 1862, and who are the co-heiresses of the said Phoebe Harriss, there being no son born of the said marriage, whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Presentment of death of Sophia Keen. First proclamation.[3]
And whereas the said Sophia Keen died on the 19th of June 1874 and the said sum of £10 bequeathed to the said Martha Keen has long since been paid and satisfied. And whereas at the same court the first proclamation was made for the customary heir or devisee or such other person or persons claiming right or title to the said hereditaments held of this manor and so surrendered to come into court and be admitted thereto.

Admission of the Misses Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss.[3]
Rent 1s. Fines nil ex favore.
Now be it remembered that on the said 4th day of January 1894 out of court the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss by Arthur Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, their attorney, came before George Allington Charsley, the steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted tenants of the said copyhold hereditaments and premises. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same with their appurtenances unto the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss, their heirs and assigns forever as tenants in common of the lord of the said manor by copy of court roll at the will of the lord by the rod 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 services thereof before due and of right accustomed, and they gave to the lord for fines for such their estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin hereof, and are admitted tenants, but their fealty is respited.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

8th March 1894

 

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

The 8th day of March 1894.

Presentment of absolute surrender from Misses Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss to Frederick Keen.[3]
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Out of court on the said 8th day of March 1894 there was presented to the steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, for enrolment a surrender, which is in the words following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 5th day of January 1894 Agness Harriss and Kate Harriss, both of Thirlmere, Vulture Street, South Brisbane in the colony of Queensland, spinsters, by Arthur Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, their attorney, duly appointed by deed poll, dated the 6th day of September 1893 and duly enrolled, came before George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield, aforesaid, steward of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, and in consideration of the natural love and affection the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss have and bear for and towards their uncle, Frederick Keen of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, bricklayer, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all those three copyhold messuages, cottages or tenements (formerly two messuages, cottages or tenements), situate and being at Water Hall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the several occupations of James Douglas and John Hutchings, with the rights, easements and appurtenances to the said messuages, cottages or tenements belonging, to which said copyhold hereditaments the said Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss by their said attorney were admitted tenants on the 4th day of January 1894. To the use of the said Frederick Keen, his heirs and assigns forever absolutely at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the rents, heriots, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, Agnes Harriss and Kate Harriss by Arthur Charsley, their attorney. This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

Admission of Frederick Keen.[3]
Rent 1s. Fine £15.        
And afterwards on the said 8th day of March 1894 the said Frederick Keen in his own proper person came before the said steward of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter out of court and prayed to be admitted tenant of the said copyhold hereditaments and premises, so surrendered to the use of him, the said Frederick Keen, 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 their appurtenances unto the said Frederick Keen, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod by copy of court roll at the will of the lord 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 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 in the margin and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty respited.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

17th October 1894

 

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

The 17th day of October 1894.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at The George Inn at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 17th day of October 1894 before George Allington Charsley, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
Joseph Coleman, foreman
James Langstone
Lowing Tripp

Presentment of Lowing Tripp, a freehold tenant.[F10]
Who, being charged and sworn upon diverse articles touching this court, present that Lowing Tripp has since the last court held for this manor purchased all that part of Tubses Farm, situate within this manor, which is of freehold tenure, and that he now holds the same subject to an annual quit-rent of 10s payable to the lord of this manor, and has accordingly paid 10s, one year’s rent to Michaelmas last, and acquitted himself of the said rent to that day.

Presentment of freehold tenants.
And the homage also present that the trustees of the late James Du Pre, Henry John Hunt, Thomas Hunt, Margaret Stevens, Adelaide Sarah Healy, the trustees of the late of James Edward, The National Society for Employment of Epileptics, Oscar Blount, John Green, William Bradshaw, George Ratcliffe, Jane Cecilia Hart, Sarah E. Samworth, William Freeman, George James Robinson, George Welsh, Mary Anne Walding, Heywood Sumner, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, the Reverend Canon Russell, Andrew Kirkland, the Reverend George M. Bullock, Helen A. Hilton, Robert A. Graham, Mrs Brewes are freehold tenants of this manor.

Presentment of a yearly rent charge, James Wild.
And the homage also present that James Wild continues to hold two small enclosures of freehold land at Austin Wood within this manor, subject to a fixed yearly rent charge of 12s payable to the lord of this manor.

Presentment of easements.
And the homage also present that the several easements on the lord’s waste within this manor are continued by the postmaster general, Daniel Ryder, John Bowler, the Reverend Alfred ?Kennion, Joseph Coleman and Matthew Thomas Roe at the several rents heretofore assessed for the same respectively at the sufferance of the lord of this manor.

William Tomblin, proclamations presented.[19]
And at this court the homage also present that at a court held for this manor on the 12th day of June 1889 there was presented to the homage for enrolment an absolute surrender, dated the 29th day of October 1869, whereby Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King and Charles King, in consideration of £130 paid to them by William Tomblin, did surrender to the absolute use of the said William Tomblin, his heirs and assigns, all those two cottages, standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and in the occupation of the said William Tomblin and widow Harrison, together with the gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging, to which said premises the said Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King and Charles King were admitted tenants on the 21st day of October 1869, and the said surrender was accordingly ordered to be enrolled on the court rolls of the manor, and immediately after the first proclamation was made at the said court for the said William Tomblin or any person or persons claiming title to the said customary or copyhold messuages, cottages and hereditaments to come into court and be admitted thereto, otherwise the same would be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor, and two further similar proclamations were made respectively at two subsequent courts held for this manor, namely on the 10th day of June 1891 and the 2nd day of August 1893, but neither the said William Tomblin, nor any other person or persons claiming title to the said customary or copyhold messuages, cottages and hereditaments have come into court to be admitted thereto, and for as much as no one came to be admitted to the said customary or copyhold messuages, cottages and hereditaments according to the custom of the said manor.

Precept to seize.[19]
It is commanded and ordered that John Topham Collins, the bailiff of the said manor, do seize and he is hereby authorised and required to seize into the hands of the lord of the said manor the customary or copyhold messuages, cottages, hereditaments and premises so surrendered by the said Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King and Charles King, to the use of the said William Tomblin in the meantime, and until the said William Tomblin shall come into court and take admittance thereto, and the said John Topham Collins do make return to this precept at the next general court baron or customary court to be held in and for this manor.

Presentment of absolute surrender, John Howitt to William Alfred Dell.[6]
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Heriot £2.
And at this court the homage also present an absolute surrender, dated the 29th day of December 1891, which is in the form and words following: “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 29th day of December 1891 John Howitt of Lords Wood House, Knockholt near Halstead in the county of Kent, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came before James Langstone and Joseph Coleman, two other copyhold tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £50 to the said John Howitt paid by William Dell of Chalfont St Giles in the said county of Buckinghamshire at or immediately before the passing of this surrender, the receipt of which said sum the said John Howitt does hereby acknowledge, did surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said James Langstone and Joseph Coleman according to the custom of the said manor, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, wherein George Sedgwick, William Ball and widow Alderman heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein Frederick Dancer afterwards dwelt, and George Perry now dwells, adjoining the house heretofore in the occupation of Mr William Archer, and now adjoining ‘The White Hart Inn’ and property belonging to William Tomlin. And to which premises the said John Howitt was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 10th day of June 1885 on the surrender of William Thompson. To the use of the said William Dell, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the rents, fines, heriot, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, John Howitt.
This surrender was taken and accepted on the day and year, first above-written, before us, James Langstone, Joseph Coleman, two of the copyhold tenants of the said manor. Whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of William Alfred Dell.[6]
Fine £7.
Now to this court comes the said William Alfred Dell (in the said surrender called in error “William Dell”) in his own proper person and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto the said William Alfred Dell, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor by copy of court roll according to the custom of the said manor at 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, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited, until, etc.

Thomas Cock, appointed hayward.
And at this court Thomas Cock was appointed hayward of this manor until the next court to be held for this manor or until some other person or persons shall be duly appointed in his stead.

All orders now in force are hereby confirmed.

The end of this court, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

3rd March 1876

Mrs Margaret Stevens to Mr Frank Grainge.
Conveyance on sale.
Stamp £2 5s.
I certify that the original indenture is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
This indenture made the 3rd day of March1896 between Margaret Stevens of 9 Grosvenor Gardens, Muswell Hill in the county of London, widow, of the first part, George Stephen Tingle of The Limes, Essex Road, Enfield in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, and Charles William Stevens of 18 Ashley Road, Canonbury, in the county of London, gentleman, of the second part, and Frank Grainge of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, ironmonger, of the third part. Whereas James Coles, late of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, builder, deceased, by his will dated the 16th day of October 1845 after appointing his wife, Margaret Coles, his daughter, Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards executors of his will, and after bequeathing an annuity of £150 to his said wife for her life and charging the same on his residuary real estate in the event of the insufficiency of his personal estate, as therein mentioned, and after making certain specific devises and bequests gave and devised unto Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards, their heirs and assigns all the residue of his freehold and customary estates of whatsoever description, upon trust for the said Margaret Summers Jones for life, subject to the conditional payment of the said annuity, and after her decease as to all those his two copyhold messuages or tenements with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and appurtenances thereto respectively belonging, situate on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, thereinbefore mentioned, and then or then late in the several occupations of David Sinclair and widow Parrott, and called or known by the name of ‘The Oak Cottages’ (being the hereditaments hereinafter described and hereby appointed), upon trust for the said Margaret Stevens (then Margaret Jones, spinster) for life, and after her death, as therein mentioned, and the said testator declared that, if his residuary personally should be insufficient to pay the said annuity of £150 bequeathed to his said wife, one third of the deficiency should be charged on the rents, issues and profits of the estates devised for the benefit of the said Margaret Stevens. And the said testator further declared that if the trustees for the time being should think it desirable or that it would be otherwise conducive to the interest of the testator’s estate to absolutely sell and dispose of all or any part of his real estate, it should be lawful for his trustees by any deed sealed and delivered to revoke the uses and trusts, thereinbefore created, and to dispose and convey such estates accordingly, and to appoint such other uses and trusts, as it might be thought necessary to appoint, in order to effectuate any such sale. And by the said will it was provided that, in case the said Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards or either of them or any future trustee or trustees to be nominated, as thereinafter mentioned, should die or desire to be discharged from the trusts thereby in them reposed, then and in every such case it should be lawful for the said Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards or the survivor of them or the executors or administrators of such survivor, and so for every or any future trustees or trustee, as might be appointed, as thereinafter mentioned, at any time before the trusts and powers thereby in them respectively reposed or to be reposed should be fully executed, performed or discharged by any writing or writings under her, his or their hands and seals to nominate, substitute and appoint any other person or persons to be a trustee or trustees upon the trusts thereby in them respectively reposed. And whereas the said James Coles died on the 24th day of February 1848 and his said will was duly proved on the first day of April 1848 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury by all the said executors, therein named. And whereas the said Margaret Summers Jones was on the 1st day of May 1848 admitted tenant to (inter alia) the said copyhold hereditaments according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, whereof the same are held, the said Simeon Edwards having by deed poll dated the 1st day of May 1848 disclaimed the legal estate in the same. And whereas the said Margaret Coles died on the 30th day of May 1856. And whereas the said Margaret Stevens (formerly Margaret Jones, spinster) was married to Charles Robert Stevens on the 3rd day of May 1855. And whereas the said Margaret Summers Jones died on the 20th day of December 1876. And whereas the said Margaret Stevens was on the 5th day of June 1877 admitted tenant to (inter alia) the said copyhold hereditaments according to the custom of the said manor for her life. And whereas the said Simeon Edwards died on the 31st day of December 1878, having by his will, dated the 4th day of January 1867, appointed James Edwards executor thereof, and the same will was on the 3rd day of March 1879 proved in the Oxford district probate registry by the same James Edwards. And whereas by an indenture dated the 20th day of March 1883 between the said James Edwards of the one part and the said George Stephen Tingle, William Pearson and the said Charles William Stevens of the other part the said James Edwards appointed the said George Stephen Tingle, William Pearson and Charles William Stevens trustees of the hereinbefore recited will of the said James Coles, deceased, in the place of the said Margaret Coles, Margaret Summers Jones and Simeon Edwards, deceased. And whereas by an indenture, dated the 17th day of March 1891 (endorsed on the last recited indenture) and made between the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens of the one part and the said William Pearson of the other part, the said William Pearson declared that he was desirous of being discharged from the trusts of the hereinbefore recited will of James Coles, deceased, and the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens consented to the discharge of the said William Pearson from such trusts. And whereas the said Charles Robert Stevens died on the 24th day of December 1895. And whereas the said Margaret Stevens has agreed with the said Frank Grainge for the sale to him of the said copyhold hereditaments and the inheritance thereof according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter in possession free from incumbrances at the price of £450. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £450 paid by the said Frank Grainge by the direction of the said Margaret Stevens to the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens (the receipt whereof the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens hereby acknowledge) the said Margaret Stevens as beneficial owner and as tenant for life in exercise of the power vested in her by the settled Land Acts 1882 to 1890 and of all other powers (if any) her hereunto enabling, does hereby convey unto the said Frank Grainge first all that piece or parcel of ground, formerly part of the waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, situate on Gerrards Cross Heath and containing by admeasurement 62 poles or thereabouts, to which the said James Coles was admitted tenant on the 24th day of May 1826, and secondly 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, adjoining the said first described piece of ground in the rear thereof, to which the said James Coles was admitted tenant on the 30th day of April 1827. To which said pieces of ground first and secondly described with their appurtenances the said Margaret Stevens was admitted tenant for her life, as hereinbefore recited. And in or upon which or part of which first mentioned piece of ground the said James Coles erected and built two messuages and outbuildings, which were formerly known as ‘The Oak Cottages’ and are now known by the respective names of Oak Cottage and Rose Cottage, the latter of which cottages being in the occupation of Alfred Bartlett. To hold the same unto the said Frank Grainge, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens hereby acknowledge the right of the said Frank Grainge to production of the hereinbefore recited indentures of the 20th day of March 1883 and the 17th day of March 1891, and to delivery of copies thereof. Provided always that, as respects the reversion or remainder expectant on the life estate of the said Margaret Stevens of and in the hereditaments and premises, hereby appointed her covenants for title implied by law, shall not extend to the acts, deeds or defaults of any person or persons other than and besides herself and persons claiming or to claim under or in trust for her. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first before-written, Margaret Stevens, Geo. S. Tingle, C. W. Stevens.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the before-named Margaret Stevens in the presence of Edith B. Stevens, 9 Grosvenor Gardens, Muswell Hill, London.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the before-named George Stephen Tingle in the presence of Bertrand Stewart, 57 Coleman Street, London, E. C., clerk to Messrs. Markby, Stewart & Co., solicitors.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the before-named Charles William Stevens in the presence of Bertrand Stewart, 57 Coleman Street, London, E. C., clerk to Messrs. Markby, Stewart & Co., solicitors.

 

2nd April 1896

 

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

The 2nd day of April 1896.

Presentment of conveyance from Mrs Margaret Stevens to Mr Frank Grainge.[27]
I certify that the original indenture is duly stamped, G. A. Charsley, steward.
Heriot £5.
Out of court on the day and year, first above written, is presented to George Allington Charsley, gentleman, the steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, for enrolment on the court rolls of the said manor an indenture of conveyance, dated the 3rd of March 1896, and which has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor alienating the hereditaments and premises, hereinafter firstly and secondly described, to Frank Grainge of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, ironmonger, whereupon happened to the lord for the hereditaments, hereinafter firstly described, a heriot of the best beast or the best of the goods of the alienator, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of Frank Grainge.[27]
Firstly described parcels. Yearly rent 5s. Fine £60.
Secondly described parcels. Yearly rent 2s 6d. Fine £4.
Now be it remembered that on the said day and year, first above written, the said Frank Grainge by Edmund Alliston Wingrove of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, his attorney, came before the said steward of the said manor out of court and prayed to be admitted tenant to, firstly all that piece of ground, formerly part of the waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, situate on Gerrards Cross Heath and containing by estimation 62 poles or thereabouts, to which James Coles was admitted tenant on the 24th of May 1826, and secondly to all that piece of ground, formerly part 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 the said James Coles was admitted tenant on the 30th of April 1827, and to which said pieces of ground with their appurtenances Margaret Summers Jones was admitted tenant for life on the first of May 1848, and in or upon which or part of which firstly mentioned piece of ground the said James Coles erected and built two messuages and outbuildings, which were formerly known as The Oak Cottages and are now known by the respective names of Oak Cottage and Rose Cottage, the former being now unoccupied and the latter now being in the occupation of Alfred Bartlett. All which said hereditaments and premises, firstly and secondly above described, were conveyed to the said Frank Grainge by the above mentioned indenture. To whom the lord of the said manor grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said hereditaments, firstly and secondly described, with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Frank Grainge, his heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent for the hereditaments, firstly described, of 5s and at the yearly rent for the hereditaments, secondly described, of 2s 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for fines for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the said hereditaments and premises, firstly and secondly above described, as appear in the margin, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

Will of Miss Mary Anne Montague.
This is the last will and testament of me, Mary Anne Montague, of No. 40 Russell Street near Park Street, Bolton in the county of Lancaster, spinster. I revoke all prior wills and codicils and I appoint Susannah Matthews of No. 45 Northfield Road, Stamford Hill in the county of Middlesex, widow, and Wallace Long Matthews of the same place, gentleman, executors and trustees of this my will. I bequeath to my sister Emma, the wife of William Hardwick Laughton of No. 40 Russell Street near Park Street near Park Street, Bolton, aforesaid, my wearing apparel, jewelry and all the household furniture, linen, china, glass, books, prints, pictures and other household effects belonging to me at the time of my decease. I devise all my messuages and hereditaments, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and all other the real estate, to which I may be entitled at my death unto and to the use of my trustees Susannah Matthews and Wallace Long Matthews, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and I bequeath to them all the residue of my personal estate, of or to which I shall be seized, possessed or entitled to at my decease, upon the trusts and subject to the declarations following, that is to say, upon trust to sell and convert into money such part of my personal estate, as shall not consist of money, and after payment of my debts and funeral and testamentary expenses to invest the ultimate surplus of such moneys in the names of my trustees in any of such stocks, funds and securities, as may be allowed by law for the investment of trust funds, and to pay the rents and profits of the messuages and hereditaments and the income of the investments, as shall from time to time represent the residue of my personal estate, unto my said sister, Emma Laughton, for her separate use independently of her present or any future husband without power of anticipation or alienation. And from and after the death of my said sister, upon trust to pay the rents and profits of the messuages and hereditaments and the income of the investments, as shall from time to time represent the residue of my personal estate, unto my niece, Esther Montague Laughton, if she shall be then living and shall have attained the age of 21 years, for her separate use free from the control of any husband, to whom she may be married, without power of anticipation or alienation. And from and after the death of my same niece, Esther Montague Laughton, upon trust to sell and convert the said messuages and hereditaments into money and to realise and convert into money the investments for the time being representing the residue of my personal estate, and as to the monies to arise from the sale, conversion and getting in of my said estates, I direct my trustees thereout in the first place to pay or retain all the expenses incident to the conversion thereof and to stand possessed of the residue of such moneys in trust for the child, if only one or all the children, if more than one, of my same niece, Esther Montague Laughton, who either before or after her decease shall, being a son or sons, attain the age of 21 years, or being a daughter or daughters, attain that age or be married, such children, if more than one, to take in equal shares. And if there shall not be any child of my said niece, Esther Montague Laughton, who, being a son, shall attain the age of 21 years, or being a daughter, shall attain that age or be married, in trust for the brothers and sisters of my same niece, Esther Montague Laughton, who shall be then living, and being a brother or brothers, shall attain the age of 21 years, or being a sister or sisters, shall attain that age or marry such brothers and sisters, if more than one, to take in equal shares. And if there shall be one only of such brother or sisters then living and who shall attain 21 years, then the whole to be in trust for such brother or sister, as the case may be. If my same niece, Esther Montague Laughton, shall die in the lifetime of my said sister, Emma Laughton, leaving a child or children, who shall survive my said sister, Emma Laughton, and attain the age of 21 years, then I direct my trustees to sell and convert my said messuages and hereditaments into money and realise and convert into money the investments for the time being representing the residue of my personal estate, and as to the moneys to arise from the sale, conversion and getting in of my said estates, I direct my trustees in the first place to pay or retain all the expenses incident to the conversion thereof, and to stand possessed of the residue of such monies in trust for the child, if only one, or all the children, if more than one, of my same niece, Esther Montague Laughton, who shall survive my said sister Emma Laughton, and who, being a son or sons, attain the age of 21 years, or being daughter or daughters, attain that age or be married, such children, if more than one, to take in equal shares. And if there shall not be any child of my same niece, Esther Montague Laughton, living at the death of my said sister, Emma Laughton, who, being a son, shall attain the age of 21 years, or being a daughter, shall attain that age or be married, then in trust for the child, if only one, or all the children, if more than one, of my said sister Emma Laughton, who shall be living at the death of my said sister, Emma Laughton, and who, being a son or sons, shall attain the age of 21 years, or being a daughter or daughters, attain that age or be married, such children, if more than one, to take in equal shares. I devise that any trustee of this my will, who shall be a solicitor, shall, notwithstanding his acceptance of the trusteeship, be allowed all professional and other charges for his time and trade, which, if employed as solicitor to my trustees, not being himself a trustee, he would be entitled to make. In witness whereof I have signed my name at the end of this my will contained in this and the preceding two sheets of paper, this 15th of November 1890, Mary Anne Montague.
Signed by the said Mary Anne Montague as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, together present at the same time, who in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as attesting witnesses, S. Matthews, 43 Northfield Road, Stamford Hill, widow, D. J. Matthews, 43 Northfield Road, Stamford Hill, gentleman.

 

2nd April 1896

 

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

The second day of April 1896.

Presentment of the death of Miss Mary Anne Mountague.[20]
Out of court on the day and year, first above-written, is presented to George Allington Charsley, gentleman, the steward of the said manor, that Mary Anne Montague, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, died on the 26th of September 1895 seised of all those two messuages, cottages or tenements with the yards, gardens and premises thereto belonging, situate in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, aforesaid, as the same were heretofore in the respective occupations of William Hill and Jesse Craft as tenants thereof, to which the said Mary Anne Montague was admitted tenant on the tenth of March 1884. Whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot of the best beast or the best of the goods of the said Mary Anne Montague, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin. And also the will of the said Mary Anne Montague, dated the 15th of November 1890 and proved in the principal registry of the probate division of the High Court of Justice on the 29th of November 1895 by both the executors, therein named, and which has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the same manor, whereby she devised all her messuages and hereditaments, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and all other the real estate, to which she might be entitled at her death, unto and to the use of her trustees Susannah Matthews, formerly of No. 43 Northfield Road, Stamford Hill in the county of Middlesex, but now of 4 Wickham Place, Clapton, in the county of London, widow, and Wallace Long Matthews of the same place, gentleman, their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, upon trust to pay the rents and profits of the messuages and hereditaments to her sister, Emma Laughton, for her separate use independently of her present or any future husband without power of anticipation or alienation, and from and after the decease of her said sister, upon trust to pay the rents and profits of the messuages and hereditaments unto her niece, Esther Montague Laughton, if she should be then living and should have attained the age of 21 years, for her separate use free from the control of any husband, to whom she might be married without power of anticipation or alienation, and from and after the death of her said niece, Esther Montague Laughton, upon trust to sell the said messuages and hereidtaments, as in her said will is mentioned.

Admission of Mrs Susannah Matthews and Mr Wallace Long Matthews:[20]
Yearly rent 6d. Fine £18 18s.
Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, the said Susannah Matthews and Wallace Long Matthews by Edmund Alliston Wingrove, their attorney, came before the said steward of said manor out of court and prayed to be admitted tenants to all the said hereditaments, of which the said Mary Anne Montague died so seised, as aforesaid. To whom (in the person of the said attorney) the lord of the said manor grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said hereditaments with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Susannah Matthews and Wallace Long Matthews, their heirs and assigns of the lord of the said manor by the rod by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the tenor and effect of the said will of the said Mary Anne Montague and according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 6d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord for a fine for such their estate and entry, as appears in the margin, and are admitted tenants thereto, but their fealty is respited, because, etc.

George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

23rd April 1896

 

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

The 23rd day of April 1896.

Presentment of absolute surrender from Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell, esquire, to William Baring Du Pre, esquire.
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, A. E. W. Charsley, deputy steward.[41] Heriot £2 5s.
Whereas on the 22nd day of April 1896 Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell of 69 Eaton Place, Pimlico, in the county of Middlesex, esquire, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came before George Allington Charsley, gentleman, chief steward of the said manor, and did out of court execute an absolute surrender according to the custom of the said manor in the words following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. The 22nd day of April 1896. Whereas on the 10th of April 1884 Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell and Arthur Riversdale Grenfell were admitted tenants out of court according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter to all those two customary closes, 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, 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, and afterwards and for many years of Robert Swallow, and now of Martha Saunders. And also the several messuages or tenements, erected and built on the said closes or pieces or parcels of land, formerly in the occupation of William Skinner and Thomas Mitchell, and since and for many years of the said Robert Swallow, and now of the said Martha Saunders. 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 the appurtenances, together with all ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, commons, commonable rights, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, woods, underwoods, easements, commodities and appurtenances to the said closes, pieces or parcels of land, hereditaments and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining, or therewith usually held, occupied, possessed and enjoyed or taken, deemed, reputed or known as part, parcel or member thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, use, trust, possession, property, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever legal or equitable therein or thereto or in or to any part or parcel thereof. To have and to hold the said pieces of land or ground and premises with the appurtenances, upon and for the trusts, intents and purposes and with, under and subject to the powers, provisoes, conditions and limitations upon, for, with, under and subject to, which the same ought to be held by virtue of the will of James Du Pre, esquire (which will is dated the 26th of March 1863). And whereas the said Arthur Riversdale Grenfell died on the 1st of November 1895. And whereas under and by virtue of the said will of the said James Du Pre the said customary closes, pieces or parcels of land or ground, messuages or tenements and hereditaments with their appurtenances have devolved upon William Baring Du Pre of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire. Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above written, the said Pascoe Du Pre Grenfell came before me, George Allington Charsley, gentleman, the steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the premises did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter by the hands and acceptance of his said steward according to the custom of the same manor all the said customary closes, pieces or parcels of land or ground, messuages or tenements and hereditaments with their appurtenances, to the only proper use and behoof of the said William Baring Du Pre, 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 William Baring Du Pre was possessed at the time of such surrender for a heriot, which has been compounded for at the sum of £25 and paid to the lord of the said manor. P. Du P. Grenfell. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above written, by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.”

Admission of William Baring Du Pre, esquire.[41]
Yearly rent 8d. Fine £50.
Now be it remembered that out of court on the said 23rd day of April 1896 comes the said William Baring Du Pre in his own proper person and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said pieces or parcels of land, messuages, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances described in the said surrender. To whom the lord of the said manor by Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, gentleman, deputy steward of the said manor, grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said pieces or parcels of land, messuages or tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said William Baring Du Pre, 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 quit-rent of 8d, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen 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 thereof to be had, as aforesaid, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant accordingly, but his fealty is respited.

Arthur E. Webster Charsley, deputy steward of the said manor.

 

23rd April 1896

 

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

The 23rd day of April 1896.

Presentment of absolute surrender of William Baring Du Pre, esquire, for disentailing copyholds.[41]
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, A. E. W Charsley, deputy steward.
Heriot compounded at £51.
Out of court on the day and year, first above written, is presented to Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, gentleman, deputy to George Allington Charsley, gentleman, the chief steward of the said manor, a surrender in the words following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. The 23rd day of April 1896. Be it remembered that on the day, above mentioned, William Baring Du Pre of Wilton Park in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, one of the customary tenants of the said manor, came before me, Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, deputy steward to George Allington Charsley, chief steward of the said manor, and for the purpose of defeating and barring all estates in tail male or in tail of the said William Baring Du Pre in the hereditaments, hereinafter mentioned, and all estates, rights, interests and powers to take effect after the determination or in defeasance of such estates in tail male or in tail, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all those two customary closes, pieces or parcels or 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, 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, and afterwards and for many years of Robert Swallow, and now of Martha Saunders, and also the several messuages or tenements erected and built on the said closes or pieces or parcels of land, formerly in the occupations of William Skinner and Thomas Mitchell, and since and for many years of the said Robert Swallow and now of the said Martha Saunders. 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 the appurtenances, together with all ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, commons, commonable rights, hedges, ditches, fences, trees, woods, underwoods, easements, commodities and appurtenances 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. To which said hereditaments and premises the said William Baring Du Pre was admitted tenant on the said 23rd day of April 1896. To hold to him, the said William Baring Du Pre, and the heirs male of his body according to the devise of the premises, contained in the will of James Du Pre, late of Wilton Park in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, decased, therein mentioned or referred to, and all other (if any) the hereditaments held of the said manor, to which the said William Baring Du Pre is entitled at law or in equity for any estate in tail male or in tail under or by virtue of or by reference to the said will. To the use of the said William Baring Du Pre, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due and of right accustomed for the same. W. B. Du Pre, King’s Royal Rifles. Taken and acknowledged the day and year, above written, Arthur E. Webster Charsley, deputy steward of the said manor.” Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of this manor according to the custom thereof the best of the live cattle and in default the best of the goods, whereof the said William Baring Du Pre was possessed at the time of such surrender, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of William Baring Du Pre.[41]
Yearly rent 8d.
Fine £25 ex favore.
Now be it remembered that out of court on the said 23rd day of April 1896 comes the said William Baring Du Pre in his own proper person and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said pieces or parcels of land, messuages, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances, described in the said surrender and so surrendered, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by the said deputy steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said pieces or parcels of land, messuages, hereditaments and premises with the appurtenances in accordance with the above-written surrender unto the said William Baring Du Pre, 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, heriots when they shall happen 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 thereof to be had, as aforesaid, as appears in the margin, and was admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited.

Arthur E. Webster Charsley, deputy steward of the said manor.

 

24th April 1896.

 

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

The 24th day of April 1896.

William Baring Du Pre, esquire.[41]
Licence to dig brick earth, etc.
Fine 10s.
Be it remembered that on the day and year, first above written, Charles Edward Moore, esquire, the lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, by George Allington Charsley, steward of the said manor, did out of court give and grant to William Baring Du Pre, esquire, a copyhold tenant of the said manor, during his remaining a copyhold tenant of all those two closes, pieces or parcels of arable or pasture grounds called Darwins Heath, situate and being in Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, containing by estimation six acres, more or less, being part of the said manor, formerly in the occupation of Robert Swallow, but now of Martha Saunders, licence to dig brick earth, clay, sand and chalk and to manufacture the same into bricks, tiles, pottery or other like ware and lime and sell the same in such manufactured state from off the said land and premises, and so that in digging and getting the same the buildings on the said hereditaments shall not be undermined or made insecure. And also licence for the said William Baring Du Pre to build upon the said customary closes of ground or either of them and to alter the personal buildings thereon, so that the same be not thereby deteriorated in value. Provided always that this licence shall not extend to permit the said William Baring Du Pre or his undertenants to carry away or dispose of the said brick earth, clay, sand or chalk in an unmanufactured or raw state and shall not remove any gravel, stones or minerals other than before mentioned. And the said William Baring Du Pre gave to the lord for such licence, as aforesaid, a fine of 10s.

George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

8th October 1896

 

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

The 8th day of October 1896.

Admission of Mrs Mary Anne Walding.[47]
Rent 5s. Fine £2.
Whereas Mary Anne Walding of the Fox and Hounds freehouse at Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow, has for the last twenty years and upwards been and now is in the actual possession and occupation (subject to an annual quit-rent of 5s and a fine on death or alienation payable to the lord of the said manor) of all that customary or copyhold piece or parcel of land or ground, containing twelve poles or thereabouts, situate at Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, and being part of an old road, which many years ago was thereon into and has since formed part of the yard and garden to her customary or copyhold messuage, garden and premises opposite the French Horn at Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, to which said piece or parcel of land Sarah Shackell was admitted tenant on the 30th of April 1827, and which said piece of land or ground since has been included in the admission, dated the 19th of May 1869, of the said Mary Anne Walding.
Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above written, the said Mary Anne Walding in her own proper person came before George Allington Charsley, the steward of the said manor, out of court and prayed to be admitted tenant to the said piece or parcel of customary or copyhold land, containing 12 poles or thereabouts. To whom the lord of the said manor grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said piece or parcel of land with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Mary Anne Walding, her heirs and assigns forever of the lord of the said manor by the rod by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at 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 said hereditaments and premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but her fealty is respited, because, etc.

George Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

14th December 1896

In the High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division. The Honourable Mr Justice Collins, judge in chambers.
Ex parte Mary Anne Walding.[47]
And in the matter of the Fines and Recoveries Act 1833.
Stamp 5s.
Upon the application of Mary Anne Walding and upon reading the affidavit of the said Mary Anne Walding, filed the 12th day of December 1896, and the exhibits ‘M. A. W. 1’ and ‘M. A. W. 2’, therein referred to, it is ordered that the said Mary Anne Walding may be at liberty by deed or surrender to dispose of, release, surrender or extinguish all her estate and interest of and in a copyhold messuage, garden and premises, situate at Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire and known as the ‘Fox and Hounds’, to such person or persons, as she may think fit, without the concurrence of her husband, Noah Walding, who, if living, is living apart from her. Dated the 14th day of December 1896.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

3rd June 1897

Compulsory enfranchisement under the Copyhold Act 1894.

Award of enfranchisement.

Enfranchisement by William Baring Du Pre, esquire.[41]
Stamp 10s.
Lord’s compensation £203 17s 8d.
Whereas the lands, described in the first part of the schedule hereto, are held by copy of court roll of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and William Baring Du Pre of Wilton Park, Beaconsfield, in the said county, esquire, is the tenant upon the court roll of the said lands.
And 
whereas the lands, described in the second part of the said schedule, are freehold or customary freehold of the said manor, liable to a quit-rent of 6d, and the said William Baring Du Pre is the tenant of the said lands.
And whereas the enfranchisement of the said lands has been duly required according to the provisions of the Copyhold Act 1894.
And whereas Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, the lord of the said manor, has consented in writing to the enfranchisement extending to the rights reserved by section 23 of the said act.
And whereas the amount to be paid for such enfranchisement has been ascertained according to the provisions of the said act to be the sum of £203 17s 8d, which has been duly paid, and the receipt for the same has been produced to the Board of Agriculture.
And whereas all other acts and matters required by the said act previously to the confirmation of this award of enfranchisement have been duly done and performed.
Now the Board of Agriculture, in pursuance of the powers vested in them by the Copyhold Act 1894, do by this award of enfranchisement enfranchise all the said copyhold lands, described in the first part of the schedule hereto, with their appurtenances, including the rights reserved by section 23 of the said act. 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. And in further pursuance of the said powers the Board of Agriculture do hereby extinguish the said quit-rent, to which the land, described in the second part of the said schedule, are liable, and release and enfranchise the said lands therefrom, including the rights reserved by section 23 of the said act, but so as that such enfranchisement, as regards both the copyhold and freehold or customary freehold lands, shall not affect such right of escheat for want of heirs, as is reserved by section 21 of the said act.
In witness and confirmation whereof the Board of Agriculture have hereunto set their official seal this third day of June 1897.

The schedule hereinbefore referred to.

First Part.

All those two customary closes, pieces or parcels of arable land or pasture ground called Darwin’s Heath, situate, lying and being in Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, 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, containing by estimation a quarter of an acre or thereabouts, be the same more or less), heretofore in the occupation of William Wellings, his undertenants or assigns, and afterwards and for many years of Robert Swallow and now of Martha Saunders. And also the several messuages or tenements erected and built on the said closes or pieces or parcels of land, formerly in the occupations of William Skinner and Thomas Mitchell, and since and for many years of the said Robert Swallow and now of the said Martha Saunders. 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 the appurtenances. To all which premises the said William Baring Du Pre was admitted tenant on or about the 23rd day of April 1896.

Second Part.

A piece of freehold land known as Knight’s Spring.
‘Jacob Wilson'.
Authorised by the President.
The Board of Agriculture hereby certify this to be a true copy of the original award of enfranchisement. In testimony whereof they have hereunto set their official seal this 3rd day of June 1897.
‘Jacob Wilson’.
Authorised by the President, Jacob Wilson.
The Board of Agriculture seal.

 

5th April 1897

 

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

The 5th day of April 1897.

Stamp £4 5s.

Mrs Mary Anne Walding to Mr G. M. H. Weller for Mr William Weller and Mr George Weller.[47] 
Absolute surrender.
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Whereas on the 19th day of May 1869 Mary Anne Walding of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire was admitted tenant on the absolute surrender of John Butlin and Elizabeth Butlin to the hereditaments, firstly hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered. To hold the same unto the said Mary Anne Walding, her heirs and assigns forever. And whereas on the 8th day of October 1896 after a recital that the said Mary Anne Walding had for the last 20 years and upwards been and was then in the actual possession and occupation of the premises, therein mentioned, being the premises, secondly hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered, the said Mary Anne Walding was admitted tenant to the same premises accordingly. To hold the same unto the said Mary Anne Walding, her heirs and assigns forever. And whereas by an order of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice made by Mr Justice Collins and dated the 14th day of December 1896 ex parte Mary Anne Walding, and in the matter of the Fines and Recoveries act 1833 it was ordered that the said Mary Anne Walding might be at liberty by deed or surrender to dispose of, release, surrender or extinguish all her estate and interest of and in a copyhold messuage, garden and premises, situate at Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire and known as the ‘Fox and Hounds’, to such person or persons, as she might think fit, without the concurrence of her husband, Noah Walding, who, if living, was living apart from her. And whereas the premises referred to in the last recited order are the same as the premises, firstly and secondly hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered. And whereas the said Mary Anne Walding has agreed with William Weller and George Weller, both of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, brewers, for the absolute sale to them of the hereditaments, firstly and secondly hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered, at the price of £820. And whereas the said William Weller and George Weller have requested the said Mary Anne Walding to surrender the said hereditaments to Gerard Masterman Heath Weller of Amersham, aforesaid, brewer, in trust for them in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above mentioned, the said Mary Anne Walding came before Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only of George Allington Charsley, esquire, chief steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £820 sterling to her paid by the said William Weller and George Weller at or before the making this surrender, the receipt whereof the said Mary Anne Walding does hereby acknowledge the said Mary Anne Walding by the direction of the said William Weller and George Weller, testified by their signing this surrender, did out of court surrender by the rod out of her hands into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor, firstly all that messuage, tenement or beerhouse known as the ‘Fox and Hounds’, situate within the manor and ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, together with the outbuildings, yard, garden and premises thereto belonging and adjoining. To which said premises the said Mary Anne Walding was admitted tenant on the 19th day of May 1869. And secondly all that customary or copyhold piece or parcel of land or ground, containing twelve poles or thereabouts, situate at Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, and being part of an old road, which many years ago was thereon into and since formed part of the yard and garden to the aforesaid customary or copyhold messuage, garden and premises opposite the French Horn at Gerrards Cross, aforesaid. To which said last mentioned premises the said Mary Anne Walding was admitted tenant on the 8th day of October 1896, together with the appurtenances to the said premises, firstly and secondly hereinbefore described, belonging, and which premises contain together about one third of an acre and are situate in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter and on the north side of the old main road from London to Oxford. To the use of the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller, his heirs and assigns absolutely and forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and at and under the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, but, nevertheless, in trust for the said William Weller and George Weller and their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common. Mary Anne Walding. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above written, by and before me, T. H. R. Woodbridge, deputy steward. William Weller. George Weller.
Witness to the signature of William Weller, Harriett Cayle, spinster, Springfield, High Wycombe.
Witness to the signature of George Weller, C. F. Ford, Amersham, brewery clerk.

Examined, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

1st December 1897

 

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

The 1st day of December 1897.

Presentment of absolute surrender from Mary Anne Walding to Gerard Masterman Heath Weller.[47]
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Heriot compounded for at £2.
Out of court on the day and year, first above written, is presented to George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, chief steward of the said manor, an absolute surrender, which has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, and which is in the words following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. The 5th day of April 1897. Whereas on the 19th day of May 1869 Mary Anne Walding of Gerards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire was admitted tenant on the absolute surrender of John Butlin and Elizabeth Butlin to the hereditaments, firstly hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered. To hold the same unto the said Mary Anne Walding, her heirs and assigns forever. And whereas on the 8th day of October 1896 after a recital that the said Mary Anne Walding had for the last twenty years and upwards been and was then in the actual possession and occupation of the premises, therein mentioned, being the premises, secondly hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered, the said Mary Anne Walding was admitted tenant to the same premises accordingly. To hold the same unto the said Mary Anne Walding, her heirs and assigns forever. And whereas by an order of the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice made by Mr Justice Collins and dated the 14th day of December 1896 ex parte Mary Anne Walding and in the matter of the Fines and Recoveries Act 1833 it was ordered that the said Mary Anne Walding might be at liberty by deed or surrender to dispose of, release, surrender or extinguish all her estate and interest of and in a copyhold messuage, garden and premises, situate at Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire and known as the ‘Fox and Hounds’, to such person or persons, as she might think fit, without the concurrence of her husband, Noah Walding, who, if living, was living apart from her. And whereas the premises referred to in the said last recited order are the same as the premises, firstly and secondly hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered. And whereas the said Mary Anne Walding has agreed with William Weller and George Weller, both of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, brewers, for the absolute sale to them of the hereditaments, firstly and secondly hereinafter described and intended to be hereby surrendered at the price of £820. And whereas the said William Weller and George Weller have requested the said Mary Anne Walding to surrender the said hereditaments to Gerard Masterman Heath Weller of Amersham, aforesaid, brewer, in trust for them in manner, hereinafter appearing. Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above mentioned, the said Mary Anne Walding came before Thomas Hurry Riches Woodbridge, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only of George Allington Charsley, esquire, chief steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £820 sterling to her paid by the said William Weller and George Weller at or before the making this surrender, the receipt whereof the said Mary Anne Walding does hereby acknowledge, the said Mary Anne Walding by the direction of the said William Weller and George Weller testified by their signing this surrender, did out of court surrender by the rod out of her hands into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor, firstly all that messuage, tenement or beerhouse known as the ‘Fox and Hounds’, situate within the manor and ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, together with the outbuildings, yard, garden and premises thereto belonging and adjoining, to which said premises the said Mary Anne Walding was admitted tenant on the 19th day of May 1869. And secondly all that customary or copyhold piece or parcel of land or ground, containing twelve poles or thereabouts, situate at Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire and being part of an old road, which many years ago was thrown into and had since formed part of the yard and garden to the aforesaid customary or copyhold messuage, garden and premises opposite the ‘French Horn’ at Gerrards Cross, aforesaid. To which said last mentioned premises the said Mary Anne Walding was admitted tenant on the 8th day of October 1896, together with the appurtenances to the said premises firstly and secondly hereinbefore described, belonging, and which premises contain together about one third of an acre and are situate in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter and on the north side of the old main road from London to Oxford. To the use of the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller, his heirs and assigns absolutely and forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and at and under the rents, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, but, nevertheless, in trust for the said William Weller and George Weller and their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common. Mary Anne Walding. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above written, by and before me, T. H. R. Woodbridge, deputy steward. William Weller. George Weller. Witness to the signature of William Weller, Harriet Cayle, spinster, Springfield, High Wycombe. Witness to the signature of George Weller, C. F. Ford, Amersham, brewery clerk”. Upon which surrender as far as regards the copyhold hereditaments, firstly described, there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof a heriot, namely the best of the live cattle, and for want thereof the best of the goods of the said Mary Anne Walding, whereof the said Mary Anne Walding was possessed, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of Gerard Masterman Heath Weller in trust for William Weller and George Weller.[47]
First Estate: Rent 6d. Fine £24. Second Estate: Rent 5s. Fine £1.
Now be it remembered that out of court on the 1st day of December 1897 comes Gerard Masterman Heath Weller of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, brewer, by Edmund Alliston Wingrove, his attorney, and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant of the said hereditaments and premises in the said surrender firstly described, and also to the hereditaments and premises in the said surrender secondly described. To whom the lord of the said manor grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said hereditaments and premises, firstly and secondly described and so surrendered, as aforesaid, with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller, his heirs and assigns absolutely and forever of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the yearly rent for the firstly described hereditaments and premises of 6d and a heriot, when it shall happen, and for the secondly described hereditaments and premises the yearly rent of 5s, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, but, nevertheless, in trust for William Weller and George Weller and their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common. And the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller for such his estate and entry so to be had in the firstly and secondly described hereditaments and premises gives to the lord for fines, as appear respectively in the margin, and is admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises in the said surrender, firstly and secondly described, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

8th January 1897

 

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

The 8th day of January 1897.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, held at the George Inn at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 8th day of January 1897 before George Allington Charsley, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
Joseph Coleman
Lowing Tripp

Presentment of freehold tenants.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present that Lowing Tripp, Henry John Hunt, George John Mercer, Adelaide Sarah Healy, the trustees of James Edwards, the National Society for the employment of Epileptics, Oscar Blount, John Green, William Bradshaw, George Ratcliffe, Jane Cecilia Hart, Sarah E. Samworth, William Freeman, George James Robinson, George Welch, Heywood Sumner, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Andrew Kirkland, Mary Bullock, Helen A. Hilton, Robert A. Graham and Mrs Bewes are freehold tenants of this manor.

Rev. Richard N. Russell, freehold tenant: presentment of death.
The homage also present that the Reverend Richard Norris Russell, a freehold tenant of this manor, has since the last court held for this manor died seised of certain land and gardener’s cottage at Gold Hill, and also an enclosure of wasteland, part of Gold Hill, now enclosed by palings and part of the Grange Estate, and also to an occupation road to allotments and cottage hospital, all situate within the said manor, which are of freehold tenure (except the said occupation road), and the same premises are now held by Harold Russell, subject to the several annual rents of 2s 6d and 3s 6d, and 2d for the said occupation road.

The homage also present that since the last court held for this manor William Baring Du Pre had succeeded to all that piece of land called Knights Spring within this manor, which is of freehold tenure, and that he now holds the same subject to the annual rent of 6d.

The homage also present that John Brown of Chalfont St Peter appeared and made application to be allowed to use a right of way over the waste of Gold Hill within this manor, leading out of the present cottage, gardens and hospital occupation road, about eight yards long, close to his hedge up to the gate leading into his freehold property at an annual rent for the same of 6d, and he paid 6d for one year’s rent up to Michaelmas 1896.

Absolute surrender to William Tomblin presented.[19]
The homage also present that on the 12th day of June 1889 an absolute surrender from Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriet Maria King and Charles King, dated the 29th day of October 1869, of all those two cottages, standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, now or late in the occupation of the said William Tomblin and widow Harrison, was made to the said William Tomblin, and now proclamation is made for the said William Tomblin to come in and take admission to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises, so surrendered to him, as aforesaid, and as he does not appear to take admission, the said proclamation is ordered to be recorded, and notice thereof given to the said William Tomblin.

Easements.
The homage also present that the several easements on the lord’s waste within this manor are contained by the Postmaster General, John Bowler, Joseph Coleman and Matthew Thomas Roe at the several rents, hereinbefore assessed for the same respectively at the sufferance of the lord of this manor.

Frederick Keen. Presentment that lease granted without licence of the lord.[3]
The homage also present that Frederick Keen had granted a lease for twenty one years to Captain Ford with the option of purchase without a licence from the lord of this manor, whereby his copyhold had become forfeited to the lord of the manor.

Orders:
It was ordered that all orders now subsisting be and the same are hereby confirmed.

Bailiff of manor:
Mr Joseph Coleman is hereby appointed bailiff of the manor.

The end of this court, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

14th January 1898

 

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

The 14th day of January 1898.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, held at the George Inn in the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the14th day of January 1898 before George Allington Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
James Langstone: foreman
Lowing Tripp

Presentment of freehold tenants.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present that Henry J. Hunt, George John Mercer, George Welch, Adelaide Sarah Healy, the National Society for the Employment of Epileptics, the trustees of James Edwards, Oscar Blount, John Green, James Wild, William Bradshaw, Lowing Tripp, George Ratcliffe, Cecilia Jane Hart, Sarah E. Samworth, William Freeman, Susannah Matthews, George James Robinson, Heywood Sumner, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Harold Russell, Andrew Kirkland, Mary Bullock, Helen A. Hilton, Frederick Cullen (late R. A. Graham) and Mrs Bewes are freehold tenants of this manor under the several annual rents, as heretofore paid for the same.

Easements.
The homage also present that the several easements on the lord’s waste within this manor are continued by the Postmaster General, Daniel Ryder, John Bowler, Joseph Coleman, Matthew Thomas Roe and John Brown at and under the several annual rents, hereinbefore assessed upon the same respectively at the will of the lord of the said manor.

William Tomblin. First proclamation.[19]
The homage also present that at a general court baron held for this manor on the 12th day of June 1889 an absolute surrender, dated the 29th day of October 1869 from Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriet Maria King and Charles King of all those two cottages, standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, now or late in the occupations [of] William Tomblin and widow Harrison, was made to the said William Tomblin, and it has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of this manor, and now proclamation is made for the said William Tomblin to come into court and take admission to the said copyhold hereditaments and premises so surrendered to him, as aforesaid, and as he does not appear to take admission, though duly called by the bailiff of the said manor, the said proclamation is ordered to be recorded, and notice thereof given to the said William Tomblin. This is the first proclamation.

Presentment of absolute surrender from William Alfred Dell to George Allington Charsley.[6]
I certify that this surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.
The homage also present an absolute surrender taken this day in this open court before James Langstone and Lowing Tripp, two copyhold or customary tenants of this manor, whereby William Alfred Dell, in consideration of £15 in hand paid to him by George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, surrendered all that his customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, to which he was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 17th day of October 1894 on the surrender of John Howitt, to the use of the said George Allington Charsley absolutely, and which surrender is in the words following, that is to say: “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. In open court. Be it remembered that on the 14th day of January 1898 William Alfred Dell of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came before James Langstone and Lowing Tripp, two other copyhold tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £15 to the said William Alfred Dell paid by George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the said county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, at or immediately before the passing of this surrender, the receipt of which said sum the said William Alfred Dell does hereby acknowledge, did surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said James Langstone and Lowing Tripp according to the custom of the said manor all that customary messuage or tenement, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, wherein George Sedgwick, William Ball and widow Alderman heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein Frederick Dancer afterwards dwelt and George Perry lately dwelt, adjoining the house heretofore in the occupation of Mr William Archer, and now adjoining the White Hart Inn and property belonging to William Tomblin, and to which premises the said William Alfred Dell was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 17th of October 1894 on the surrender of John Howitt to the use of the said George Allington Charsley, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, William Alfred Dell. This surrender was taken and accepted in court on the day and year, first above written, before us, James Langstone and Lowing Tripp, two of the copyhold tenants of the said manor.”

Orders.
And it was ordered that all orders now in force in the said manor shall be and are hereby confirmed.

The end of this court.

George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

8th February 1898

 

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

The 8th day of February 1898.

Presentment of absolute surrender from William Alfred Dell to George Allington Charsley.[6]
I certify that this surrender is duly stamped, Charles E. Moore, lord of the said manor.
Heriot compounded for at 5s.
Out of court on the day and year, first above written, is presented to Charles Edward Moore, esquire, the lord of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, at his residence at Mumfords within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter an absolute surrender, which has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, and which is in the words following, that is to say: “Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. In open court. Be it remembered that on the 14th day of January 1898 William Alfred Dell of Chalfont St Giles in the county of Buckinghamshire, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came before James Langstone and Lowing Tripp, two other copyhold tenants of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £15 to the said William Alfred Dell paid by George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the said county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, at or immediately before the passing of this surrender, the receipt of which said sum the said William Alfred Dell does hereby acknowledge, did surrender by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said James Langstone and Lowing Tripp according to the custom of the said manor, all that customary messuage or tenement, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, wherein George Sedgwick, William Ball and widow Alderman heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein Frederick Dancer afterwards dwelt and George Perry lately dwelt, adjoining the house heretofore in the occupation of Mr William Archer and now adjoining the White Hart Inn and property belonging to William Tomblin, and to which premises the said William Alfred Dell was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 17th of October 1894 on the surrender of John Howitt, to the use of the said George Allington Charsley, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. William Alfred Dell. This surrender was taken and accepted in court on the day and year, first above written, before us, James Langstone, Lowing Tripp, two of the copyhold tenants of the said manor. Upon which surrender there happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of George Allington Charsley by the lord of the manor.[6]
Rent 1s. Fine £4.
Now be it remembered that out of court on the 8th day of February 1898 comes the said George Allington Charsley in his own proper person before the said Charles Edward Moore, the lord of the said manor, at Mumfords, aforesaid, within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the hereditaments and premises, described in the above written surrender, together with the rights of common and other rights and easements appurtenant thereto. To whom the lord of the said manor grants seisin thereof by the rod. To have and to hold the said hereditaments with their rights, easements and appurtenances unto and to the use of the George Allington Charsley, his heirs and assigns absolutely of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the yearly rent of 1s and a heriot, when it shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And the said George Allington Charsley for such his estate and entry so to be had in the said hereditaments and premises gives to the lord for a fine, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises, but his fealty is respited, because etc.

Charles Edward Moore, lord of the said manor.

 

6th April 1898

William W. Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, to George A. Charsley, esquire.[6]
Deed of enfranchisement. Stamp 1s 6d.
This indenture made the 6th day of April 1898 between William Wykes Ladelle of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in the county of London, barrister at law, of the first part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, of the second part, and George Allington Charsley of Beaconsfield in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, of the third part. Whereas by virtue of a disentailing deed of assurance, dated the 5th of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, of the first part, the said Edward Moore of the second part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the third part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd of the fourth 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 of June 1868, and made between the said Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and Frederick Charsley and John Marmaduke Teesdale of the other part, and of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th 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 and George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of an appointment of a new trustee, dated the 15th of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the will of the said John Marmaduke Teesdale, dated the 28th of March 1888 and proved in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice by Marmaduke John Teesdale, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale (who were the appointed executors thereof) on the 27th of June 1888, and of an indenture of transfer, dated the 4th of September 1890, of the said mortgage of the 6th of June 1868 and made between the said Frederick Charsley, Marmaduke John Teesdale, Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale and Sir Christopher Charles Teesdale of the one part and the said Frederick Charsley, George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of the other part. And whereas the said Charles Lloyd died on the 29th of April 1883 and the said Mary Moore died on the 11th of January 1888 and the said Julian Pratt retired on the 15th of November 1888 and has since died, and the said John Marmaduke Teesdale died on the 27th of May 1888 and the said Frederick Charsley died on the 14th of October 1892 and the said Edward Moore died on the 14th of February 1893. And whereas by an indenture of reconveyance, dated the 29th of July 1893 and made between the said George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of the first part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and the said William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire and hereditaments (with other hereditaments) were conveyed to the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle as joint tenants for the residue of the term of two hundred years created by the said indenture of settlement, freed and discharged from the said mortgage debt and all claims and demands under the before mentioned mortgage of the 6th of June 1868, and all equity of redemption thereunder. And whereas the said George Augustus Vernon died on the 2nd of December 1896 leaving the said William Wykes Ladelle the sole surviving trustee of the said indenture of settlement, and by the said indenture of settlement it is provided, agreed and declared that it shall 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 shall be entitled in possession by virtue of the said indenture of settlement as tenant for life or tenant in tail of the net surplus rents and profits of the said premises, if such person or persons shall be of the age of twenty one years or upwards, or if such person or all such persons shall be under the age of twenty one years, then at the discretion of the 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 said indenture of settlement with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations 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 trustees or trustee shall think reasonable, and thereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisoes, which under the said indenture of settlement or any exercise of the powers, therein contained, of jointuring and charging portions, shall 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 may have been made of such manor under the trusts of any term of years thereafter to be limited under the aforesaid power of jointuring or charging portions, and to every lease, which shall have been granted of such manor under the power of leasing in the said indenture of settlement contained, and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor or his or their heirs or otherwise, as he or they shall direct the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant thereto or held or enjoyed therewith, as aforesaid. And whereas by the death of the said Mary Moore the said manor of Chalfont St Peter with its appurtenances stands limited (with other hereditaments) under the said indenture of settlement to uses, under which the said Charles Edward Moore is entitled in possession as tenant for life or tenant in tail to the net surplus rents and profits of the said manor and other hereditaments, and the said William Wykes Ladelle is the only surviving trustee of the said indenture of settlement. And whereas on the 8th of February last the said George Allington Charsley was out of court admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed, by the description of all that customary messuage or tenement, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, wherein George Sedgwick, William Ball and widow Alderman heretofore successively dwelt, and wherein Frederick Dancer afterwards dwelt, and George Perry lately dwelt, adjoining the house heretofore in the occupation of William Archer and now adjoining the White Hart Inn and property belonging to William Tomblin, together with the rights of common and other rights and easements appurtenant thereto. To hold the same unto the said George Allington Charsley, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said William Wykes Ladelle in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement and with the consent (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore has agreed with the said George Allington Charsley for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments for the sum of £12. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £12 this day paid by the said George Allington Charsley to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges), he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner, does hereby revoke all the uses, trusts, powers and provisions by virtue of the said indenture of settlement and the other indentures, hereinbefore recited or mentioned or any of them subsisting in and concerning the freehold and inheritance of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed, and does hereby appoint and grant that all that customary or copyhold messuage or tenement, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, wherein George Sedgwick, William Ball and widow Alderman heretofore dwelt, and wherein Frederick Dancer afterwards dwelt and George Perry lately dwelt, and now unoccupied, adjoining the house, heretofore in the occupation of William Archer, and now adjoining the White Hart Inn and property belonging to William Tomblin, and which said messuage or tenement and premises are numbered on the tithe map and terrier of the parish of Chalfont St Peter 1117 and contain three poles of ground, together with all the rights reserved by section 23 of the Copyhold Act 1894, and the commonage, rights or common and all other rights and easements of whatsoever nature or kind appendant or appurtenant to the same premises immediately before the present enfranchisement, shall henceforth go and remain unto and to the use of the said George Allington Charsley, his heirs and assigns as freehold, freed and forever discharged from all incidents of copyhold tenure. And the said William Wykes Ladelle and Charles Edward Moore do hereby respectively acknowledge the right of the said George Allington Charsley to production of the court rolls of the said manor, as far as they relate to the hereditaments, hereinbefore appointed, and of the said indenture of settlement, hereinbefore recited, and of all the other indentures, hereinbefore recited or mentioned in these presents, and to the delivery of copies thereof, and respectively undertake for the safe custody thereof. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above written. W. W. Ladelle.
Signed
, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of G. A. Payn Cuxson, surveyor, 17 Victoria Street, S. W. Charles Edward Moore. George A. Charsley.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur E. W. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, E. A. Wingrove of same place, his clerk.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Allington Charsley in the presence of E. A. Wingrove.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

9th April 1898

 

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

Miss Jane Mollett to Mr Alfred B. Rooke.
Conditional surrender.
Stamp 5s.
I certify that the original surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Be it remembered that on the 9th day of April 1898 Jane Mollett of No. 4 Ozone Terrace, Lyme Regis, in the county of Dorset, spinster, came before William James Long of No. 45 Lincoln’s Inn Fields in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, the deputy steward for this turn and purpose only of George Allington Charsley, the chief steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £200 to her, the said Jane Mollett, paid by Alfred Bradley Rooke of Oakleigh, North Finchley, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, the receipt whereof the said Jane Mollett does hereby acknowledge, did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor all that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor, with the messuage or tenement built thereon, situate on the common called Gold Hill, containing by estimation eighteen poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, and formerly in the occupation of John Kemp. To which premises the said Jane Mollett was admitted tenant on the 10th day of March 1884. To the use of the said Alfred Bradley Rooke, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by the yearly quit‑rent, fealty, suit of court, fines, heriots when they shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject, nevertheless, to this condition, that if the said Jane Mollett, her heirs, executors, administrators or assigns shall on the 29th day of September next pay to the said Alfred Bradley Rooke or the persons claiming under him the sum of £200 with interest for the same at the rate of £5 per centum per annum, to be computed from the date of this surrender, then and in such case this surrender shall be void and of no effect, otherwise the same shall remain in full force and virtue, Jane Mollett.
This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, above-written, by me, W. J. Long, deputy steward for this turn and purpose only.
Received the day and year, first above written, of and from the above-named Alfred Bradley Rooke the sum of £200, being the consideration money above expressed to be paid by him to me, £200, Jane Mollett. Witness W. J. Long, deputy steward.

Examined, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

Stamp 1s.
I hereby certify that the original warrant is duly stamped, George A. Charsley.
The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire: I, Alfred Bradley Rooke, of Oakleigh, North Finchley, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, do hereby acknowledge that I have this day received of and from Jane Mollett of No. 4 Ozone Terrace, Lyme Regis, in the county of Dorset, spinster, the sum of £200 in satisfaction of all principal and interest owing to me on the security of a conditional surrender made to me by the said Jane Mollett of certain copyhold hereditaments, therein described, held of the said manor and bearing date the 9th day of April 1898. And I hereby authorise and direct the steward of the said manor to enter up satisfaction of the said conditional surrender on the court rolls of the said manor, and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority. Dated this 7th day of April 1900, A. Bradley Rooke. Witness to the signature of Alfred Bradley Rooke, Cecil B. Rooke, solicitor, 45 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, W. E., clerk to Messrs. Rooke & son. To George Allington Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

14th May 1898

 

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

Mr Frederick Keen.[3]
Licence to demise.
Fine 10s.
Be it remembered that on the 14th day of May 1898 Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, by George Allington Charsley, the steward thereof, did out of court give and grant to Frederick Keen of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, builder, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, full licence, power and authority to demise and lease to Captain Henry Joseph Ford of Waterhall, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, as lessee to the said Frederick Keen (but not by way of mortgage), his executors, administrators and assigns all those three copyhold messuages, cottages or tenements (formerly two messuages, cottages or tenements), situate and being at Water Hall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the several occupations of James Douglas and John Hutchins, with the rights, easements and appurtenances to the same belonging, and lying and being within the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, to which same premises the said Frederick Keen was admitted tenant out of court on the 8th day of March 1894. To hold the said premises for any term or number of years not exceeding twenty one years, to be computed from the 29th day of September 1896 at the yearly rent of £13 8s, saving always to the lord of the said manor and to all and every lord and lady, lords and ladies of the said manor for the time being, all and all manner of fines, heriots, rents, customs and services therefore due and of right accustomed. And for this licence the said Frederick Keen gives to the lord of the said manor a fine of 10s.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

3rd June 1899

Dated 3rd June 1899.
William W. Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles E. Moore, esquire, to Gerard M. H. Weller, esquire. Deed of enfranchisement.[47]
Stamp 7s 6d.
Lord’s compensation £65.
This indenture made the 3rd day of June 1899 between William Wykes Ladelle of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in the county of London, barrister at law, of the first part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, of the second part, and Gerard Masterman Heath Weller of Amersham in the said county of Buckinghamshire, brewer, of the third part. Whereas by virtue of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, then the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, the said Edward Moore and the said Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of the death of the said Mary Moore on the 11th day of January 1888, and of a deed of appointment of a new trustee, dated the 15th of November 1888, and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said Edward Moore on the 14th day of February 1893, and of an indenture of reconveyance, dated the 29th of July 1893, and made between George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of the first part, and the the said Charles Edward Moore of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said George Augustus Vernon on the second day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the said William Wykes Ladelle for the residue of a term of two hundred years created by the said indenture of settlement and subject to such term and to the trusts thereof to the said Charles Edward Moore as tenant for life in possession with remainders over. And the said William Wykes Ladelle is now the sole trustee of the said indenture of settlement. And whereas by the said indenture of settlement it was provided that it should be lawful for the trustees, thereby appointed, 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 said indenture of settlement as tenant for life or tenant in tail of the net surplus rents and profits of the said premises, if such person or persons shall be of the age of twenty one years to enfranchise any tenement or tenements held of any manor for the time being, subject to the then subsisting uses or trusts of the said indenture of settlement with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties or privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations in money or otherwise, as therein mentioned, as the trustees or trustee shall think reasonable, and thereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisoes, which under the said indenture of settlement or any exercise of the powers, therein contained, of jointuring or charging portions shall 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 may have been made of such manor under the trusts of any term of years thereafter to be limited under the aforesaid power of jointuring or charging portions and to every lease, which shall have been granted of such manor, under the powers of leasing in the said indenture of settlement contained, and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor or his or their heirs or otherwise, as he or they shall direct, the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant thereto or held or enjoyed therewith, as aforesaid. And whereas no mortgage or other disposition and no lease of the said manor has been made under the trusts or powers in that behalf, hereinbefore mentioned. And whereas on the first of December 1897 the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller was out of court admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the same unto the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said William Wykes Ladelle in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement, and with the consent (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore has agreed with the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments of the sum of £65. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £65 this day paid by the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges), he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner does hereby revoke all the uses, trusts, powers and provisions by virtue of the said indenture of settlement or otherwise subsisting in and concerning the freehold and inheritance of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed, and does hereby appoint and grant that firstly all that messuage, tenement or beerhouse known as the ‘Fox and Hounds’, situate within the manor and ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, together with the outbuildings, yard, garden and premises thereto belonging and adjoining, and secondly all that customary or copyhold piece or parcel of land or ground, containing twelve poles or thereabouts, situate at Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire and being part of an old road, which many years ago was thrown into and has since formed part of the yard and garden to the aforesaid customary or copyhold messuage, garden and premises opposite the ‘French Horn’ at Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, together with the appurtenances to the said premises, firstly and secondly hereinbefore described, belonging, and which premises contain together about one third of an acre and are situate in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter and on the north side of the old main road from London to Oxford, together with all mines and other rights and things mentioned or referred to in section 23 of the copyhold act 1894, and all the commonage, rights of common and all other rights, liberties and privileges of what nature or kind soever, which were appendant or appurtenant to the same premises immediately before this present enfranchisement or held or enjoyed therewith, shall henceforth go, remain and be unto and to the use of the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller, his heirs and assigns as freehold, freed and forever discharged from all incidents of copyhold tenure. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Gerard Masterman Heath Weller to production of the court rolls of the said manor so far as they relate to the hereditaments, hereinbefore appointed, and of the hereinbefore recited deeds. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above written. W. W. Ladelle. Charles Edward Moore. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of Francis Sladen Harrison junior, United Service Club, Charles Street, London. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

30th August 1899

Board of Agriculture.[5]

Compulsory enfranchisement under the Copyhold Act 1894.

Award of enfranchisement.

Whereas the lands described in the schedule hereto are held by copy of court roll of the manor of Holmer with the manor of Beamond in the county of Buckinghamshire and William Weller of Amersham in the said county, brewer, is the tenant 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 Act 1894.
And whereas the Right Honourable Richard William Perrin, Earl Howe, lord of the said manors, has consented in writing to the enfranchisement extending to the rights reserved by section 23 of the said act.
And whereas the amount to be paid for such enfranchisement has been ascertained according to the provisions of the said act to be the sum of £48 8s 8d, which has been duly paid, and the receipt for the sum has been produced to the Board of Agriculture.
And whereas other acts and matter required by the said act previously to the confirmation of this award of enfranchisement have been duly done and performed.
Now the Board of Agriculture, in pursuance of the powers vested in them by the Copyhold Act 1894, do by this award of enfranchisement enfranchise all the said copyhold lands, described in the schedule hereto with their appurtenances, including the rights reserved by section 23 of the said act. 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, but so as not to affect such right of escheat for want of heirs, as is reserved by section 21 of the said act.
In witness and confirmation whereof the Board of Agriculture have hereunto set their official seal this 30th day of August 1899.

The schedule hereinbefore referred to all that copyhold messuage or tenement, situate within and held of Holmer in the county of Buckinghamshire.

 

21st September 1899

William W. Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles E. Moore, esquire, to Mr Lowing Tripp.[37]
Deed of enfranchisement.
Stamp £1.
Lord’s compensation £195.
This indenture made the 21st day of September 1899 between William Wykes Ladelle of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in the county of London, barrister at law, of the first part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, of the second part, and Lowing Tripp of Tubbs Farm, Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, of the third part. Whereas by virtue of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, then the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, the said Edward Moore and the said Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of the death of the said Mary Moore on the 11th day of January 1888, and of a deed of appointment of a new trustee, dated the 15th day of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said Edward Moore on the 14th day of February 1893, and of an indenture of reconveyance, dated the 29th day of July 1893 and made between George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of the first part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said George Augustus Vernon on the second day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the said William Wykes Ladelle for the residue of a term of two hundred years created by the said indenture of settlement, and subject to such term and to the trusts thereof, to the said Charles Edward Moore as tenant for life in possession with remainders over, and the said William Wykes Ladelle is now the sole trustee of the said indenture of settlement. And whereas by the said indenture of settlement it was provided that it should be lawful for the trustees thereby appointed 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 said indenture of settlement as tenant for life or tenant in tail of the net surplus rents and profits of the said premises, if such person or persons should be of the age of twenty one years to enfranchise any tenement or tenements held of any manor for the time being, subject to the then subsisting uses or trusts of the said indenture of settlement with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations in money, or otherwise, as therein mentioned, as the trustees or trustee should think reasonable, and thereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisoes, which under the said indenture of settlement 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 may have been made of such manor under the trusts of any term of years thereafter to be limited under the aforesaid power of jointuring or charging portions and to every lease, which may have been granted of such manor under the powers of leasing in the said indenture of settlement contained, and by the said or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor or his or their heirs, or otherwise, as he or they should direct, the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant thereto or held or enjoyed therewith, as aforesaid. And whereas no mortgage or other disposition and no lease of the manor has been made under the trusts or powers in that behalf hereinbefore mentioned. And whereas on the second day of October 1893 the said Lowing Tripp was out of court admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the same unto the said Lowing Tripp, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter. And whereas the said William Wykes Ladelle in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement and with the consent (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore has agreed with the said Lowing Tripp for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments for the sum of £195. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £195 this day paid by the said Lowing Tripp to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges), he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner, does hereby absolutely revoke all the uses, trusts, powers and provisions by virtue of the said indenture of settlement or otherwise subsisting in or concerning or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed, and does hereby appoint and enfranchise and grant unto the said Lowing Tripp all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement called Tubbses or Tubbs with the barns, stables, yards, gardens, orchards, backsides, outhouses, edifices and buildings thereunto belonging, situate and being in the said manor and in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and also all those thirty three acres of copyhold land and wood-ground to the said messuage or tenement belonging and near adjoining with their appurtenances, together with all mines and other rights and things mentioned or referred to in section 23 of the Copyhold Act 1894. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Lowing Tripp, his heirs and assigns forever as freehold, freed and forever discharged from all incidents whatsoever of copyhold tenure. And this indenture also witnesses that for the consideration, aforesaid, the said William Wykes Ladelle as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner, does hereby appoint and grant unto the said Lowing Tripp all such commonage and rights of common in, upon and over the waste and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, and all such other rights, privileges and liberties of what nature or kind soever as the said Lowing Tripp held, enjoyed or was entitled to in respect of and as appendant and appurtenant to the said hereditaments and premises, hereby enfranchised, or any of them in like manner, as the said Lowing Tripp or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the said premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Lowing Tripp, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Lowing Tripp to production of the court rolls of the said manor so far as they relate to the hereditaments, hereinbefore appointed, and of the hereinbefore recited deeds. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written. W. W. Ladelle. Charles Edward Moore. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of A. E. Mackenzie, Captain, Mount Merrion, Ealing.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur E. W. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

21st September 1899

 

Dated 21st September 1899.

William W. Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles E. Moore, esquire, to Mr Lowing Tripp [F10]
Deed of release of quit or free rent.                                                                           
Stamp 1s 6d.
Lord’s compensation £12 10s.
This indenture made the 21st day of September 1899 between William Wykes Ladelle of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in the county of London, barrister at law, of the first part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, of the second part and Lowing Tripp of Tubbs Farm, Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, farmer, of the third part. Whereas by virtue of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, then the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, the said Edward Moore and the said Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of the death of the said Mary Moore on the 11th day of January 1888, and of a deed of appointment of a new trustee, dated the 15th day of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said Edward Moore on the 14th day of February 1893, and of an indenture of reconveyance, dated the 29th day of July 1893 and made between George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of the first part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said George Augustus Vernon on the second day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the said William Wykes Ladelle for the residue of a term of two hundred years created by the said indenture of settlement and subject to such term and to the trusts thereof to the said Charles Edward Moore as tenant for life in possession with remainders over. And the said William Wykes Ladelle is now the sole trustee of the said indenture of settlement. And whereas by the said indenture of settlement it was provided that it should be lawful for the trustees thereby appointed 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 said indenture of settlement as tenant for life or tenant in tail of the net surplus rents and profits of the said premises, if such person or persons should be of the age of twenty one years, to enfranchise any tenement or tenements held of any manor for the time being, subject to the three subsisting uses or trusts of the said indenture of settlement with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations in money or otherwise, as therein mentioned as the trustees or trustee should think reasonable, and thereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisoes, which under the said indenture of settlement 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 diposition, which may have been made of such manor under the trusts of any term of years thereafter to be limited under the aforesaid power of jointuring or charging portions and to every lease, which may have been granted of such manor under the powers of leasing in the said indenture of settlement contained, and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor or his or their heirs, or otherwise, as he or they should direct the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant thereto or held or enjoyed therewith, as aforesaid. And whereas no mortgage or other disposition and no lease of the said manor has been made under the trusts or powers in that behalf, hereinbefore mentioned. And whereas the hereditaments, hereinafter described, are freehold or customary freehold of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter and are subject to the payment to the said Charles Edward Moore as lord of the said manor of the yearly quit-rent or free rent of 10s, and to a relief, when it shall happen, and to other manorial incidents. And whereas the said Lowing Tripp was admitted (with certain copyhold hereditaments) to the said hereditaments on the 2nd of October 1893. And whereas the said William Wykes Ladelle in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement and with the consent (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore has agreed with the said Lowing Tripp that the said quit-rent or free rent, reliefs and other manorial incidents shall be extinguished and the said hereditaments, hereinafter described, released and enfranchised therefrom and the said hereditaments so released and enfranchised should be or remain vested in the said Lowing Tripp in consideration of the sum of £12 10s. Now this indenture witnesses that in consideration of the sum of £12 10s this day paid by the said Lowing Tripp to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges), he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner, does hereby absolutely revoke all the uses, trusts, powers and provisions by virtue of the said indenture of settlement or otherwise subsisting in and concerning or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of the said hereditaments, and does hereby direct and appoint that all the said quit-rent or free rent, reliefs and all other manorial incidents arising out of the said hereditaments, hereinafter described, shall henceforth be forever enfranchised and extinguished. And also he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner, does hereby direct and appoint that all that part of Tubbses or Tubbs Farm, situate within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, which is of freehold tenure and now held by the said Lowing Tripp at the said yearly quit-rent, a free rent of 10s, together with the appurtenances, shall henceforth go, remain and be unto and to the use of the said Lowing Tripp, his heirs and assigns forever absolutely discharged, released and enfranchised by these presents from the said quit-rent or free rent, reliefs and all other manorial incidents whatsoever, but subject to all rights of way, use of water or other easements (if any) now subsisting on the said hereditaments and premises or any part thereof. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written. W. W. Ladelle. Charles Edward Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of A. E. Mackenzie, Captain, Mount Merrion, Ealing.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur E. W. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

14th December 1899

 

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

The 14th day of December 1899.

Presentment of death of Mrs Mary Pearson.[27]
Notice of enfranchisement sent with admission 3 Jan 1900.
Presentment of statutory declaration of Mr George Stephen Tingle.
Out of court on the day and year, first above written, it was presented to George Allington Charsley, gentleman, steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, that Mary Pearson, who was on the 5th day of June 1877 out of court admitted tenant for life under the trusts of the will of James Coles, dated the 16th day of October 1845, 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, [blank] Munday and James Walkden, died on the 24th day of November 1898 and was buried at Winterbourne near Bristol. And at the same time there was also presented to the said steward a statutory declaration made by George Stephen Tingle, which is in the words following: “I, George Stephen Tingle, of Abbotts Langley in the county of Hertfordshire, gentleman, solemnly and sincerely declare, as follows: (1) that James Coles, late of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, died on the 24th day of February 1848, leaving his wife Margaret Coles and his daughter Margaret Summer Jones, the wife of Daniel Jones, him surviving, the said Margaret Coles died on the 30th day of May 1856; (2) the said Margaret Summers Jones intermarried with the said Daniel Jones at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 19th day of October 1829; (3) there was issue of the said marriage five children and no more, namely two sons, who died in infancy and were buried at Chalfont St Peter, Mary Jones, born in Clerkenwell, London, on the 30th day of March 1834, Margaret Jones, born at Clerkenwell, aforesaid, on the 8th day of July 1832, and Sarah Maria Jones, born at Clerkenwell, aforesaid, on the 22nd day of March 1844; (4) the said Margaret Summer Jones died on the 20th day of December 1876; (5) the said Mary Jones intermarried with William Pearson at St Mary’s, Islington, on the 7th day of May 1857, and died on the 24th day of November 1898 at Winterbourne near Bristol without ever having had any issue; (6) the said Margaret Jones intermarried with Charles Robert Stevens at St Mary’s Church, Islington, on the 3rd day of May 1855, and the said Sarah Maria Jones intermarried with me, this declarant, at St Mary’s Church, Islington, on the 22nd day of March 1865; (7) the said Charles Robert Stevens died on the 24th day of December 1895; (8) I am able to declare as above from having been well acquainted with the family of the said James Coles and being trustee of the will of James Coles and from my connection with his family. And I make this solemn declaration, conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act 1835. George S. Tingle. Declared at No. 57 Coleman Street in the city of London this 13th day of December 1899 before me, C. M. Hotson, a commissioner to administer oaths in the supreme court of judicature in England.

Admission of Mrs Margaret Stevens and Mrs Sarah M. Tingle.[27]
Yearly rent 3s. Fine £44 in equal moieties.
Now be it remembered that on the said day and year, first above written, out of court came the said Margaret Stevens and Sarah Maria Tingle by Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, their attorney, before the said steward of the said manor and prayed to be admitted to the above described hereditaments and premises in equal shares as tenants in common. 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 hereditaments and premises with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Margaret Stevens and Sarah Maria Tingle, their heirs and assigns absolutely in equal shares as tenants in common of the lord of the said manor by the rod by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the yearly rent of 3s, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and they have to the lord for a fine for such their estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and are admitted tenants thereto accordingly, but their fealty is respited, because, etc.

George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

12th January 1900

 

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

The 12th day of January 1900.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, held at the George Inn at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 12th day of January 1900 before George Allington Charsley, gentleman, steward of the said manor.

Presentment of freehold tenants.
It was presented that George John Mercer, George Welch, Adelaide Sarah Healy, the trustees of James Edwards, the National Society for the Employment of Epileptics, Oscar Blount, John Green, Samuel Sills, William Bradshaw, George Ratcliffe, James Bates, Sarah E. Samworth, Mrs Freeman, George James Robinson, George Welch, Heywood Sumner, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Arthur Robert Verschoyle, Dr Kirkland, Mary Bullock, Helen A. Hilton, Frederick Cullen and Mrs Bewes are freehold tenants of this manor and owe suit and service to the lord of the manor.

Easements.
It was also presented that the several easements on the lord’s waste within this manor were continued by the postmaster general, Daniel Ryder, Joseph Coleman, Matthew Thomas Roe, John Brown and Arthur Robert Verschoyle for a way up to gate of Cottage Hospital.

Easements:
It was also presented that the Reverend Thomas Davis, Baptist minister, has opened a gate on to the waste of Gold Hill Common as a way out on, to and over the wasteland from his house and premises, and is hereby ordered to close the same, unless he pays to the lord the annual rent of 1s from Michaelmas 1899 for the wayleave.

Encroachment.
It was also presented that Daniel Ryder has seriously encroached on the waste of Gold Hill Common by laying building materials, sand and other articles thereon, and he is ordered to remove the same forthwith.

William Tomblin. Second proclamation.
It was also presented that the first proclamation was made at the last court held on the 14th day of January 1898 for William Tomlin to come in and take admission to the two cottages and premises, which were surrendered to him on the 29th day of October 1869 by Nash Downes King and others, and notice of which proclamation was duly served on him according to law, but he has not come in to take such admission. Now at this court proclamation is duly made for the said William Tomlin to come into court and take admission to the said copyhold premises so surrendered to him, as aforesaid, and as he does not appear to take admission, although duly called by the bailiff of the said manor, the said proclamation is ordered to be recorded, and notice thereof given to the said William Tomlin. This is the second proclamation.

Orders.
It was also presented that Henry Cox has deposited a quantity of building materials and sand on Gerrards Cross Common and he is ordered forthwith to remove the same.
It was also presented that several persons have deposited manure and other rubbish on Gerrards Cross Common to the detriment of the lord and commoners, and unless the same is immediately removed after notice from the bailiff the same will be spread upon the common as dress.

All former orders to remain in force.

The end of this court, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

12th April 1900

William W. Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles E. Moore, esquire, to Mrs M. Stevens and Miss S. M. Tingle.[27]
Deed of enfranchisement.
Stamp 12s 6d.
Lord’s compensation £102.
This indenture made the 12th day of April 1900 between William Wykes Ladelle of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in the county of London, barrister at law, of the first part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire of the second part, and Margaret Stevens of Ashmount, Colney Hatch Lane, Muswell Hill in the county of Middlesex, widow, and Sarah Maria Tingle, the wife of George Stephen Tingle of Abbotts Langley in the county of Hertfordshire, gentleman, of the third part. Whereas by virtue of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, then the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, the said Edward Moore and the said Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of the death of the said Mary Moore on the 11th day of January 1888, and of a deed of appointment of a new trustee, dated the 15th of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said Edward Moore on the 14th day of February 1893, and of an indenture of reconveyance, dated the 29th of July 1893 and made between George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of the first part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said George Augustus Vernon on the second day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the said William Wykes Ladelle for the residue of a term of two hundred years created by the said indenture of settlement, and subject to such term and to the trusts thereof to the said Charles Edward Moore as tenant for life in possession with remainders over. And the said William Wykes Ladelle is now the sole trustee of the said indenture of settlement. And whereas by the said indenture of settlement it was provided that it should be lawful for the trustees thereby appointed 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 said indenture of settlement as tenant for life or tenant in tail of the net surplus rents and profits of the said premises, if such person or persons should be of the age of twenty one years to enfranchise any tenement or tenements held of any manor for the time being, subject to the then subsisting uses or trusts of the said indenture of settlement with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations in money or otherwise, as therein mentioned, as the trustees or trustee should think reasonable, and thereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisoes, which under the said indenture of settlement 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 power of jointuring or charging portions and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the powers of leasing in the said indenture of settlement contained, and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor or his or their heirs or otherwise, as he or they should direct, the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant thereto or held or enjoyed therewith, as aforesaid. And whereas no mortgage or other disposition and no lease of the said manor has been made under the trusts or powers in that behalf, hereinbefore mentioned. And whereas on the 14th of December 1899 the said Margaret Stevens and Sarah Maria Tingle were out of court admitted tenants of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the same unto the said Margaret Stevens and Sarah Maria Tingle, their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said William Wykes Ladelle in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement and with the consent (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore has agreed with the said Margaret Stevens and Sarah Maria Tingle for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments for the sum of £102. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £102 this day paid by the said Margaret Stevens and Sarah Maria Tingle in equal moieties to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the respective receipts whereof he hereby acknowledges), he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner does hereby revoke all the uses, trusts, powers and provisions by virtue of the said indenture of settlement or otherwise subsisting in and concerning the freehold and inheritance of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed, and does hereby appoint and grant that 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 formerly in the several occupations of James Wood, George Bowler, [blank] Munday and Daniel Walkden, and now of [blank], situate within the said manor in the parish of Gerrards Cross (which said parish formerly formed part of the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter) in the county of Buckinghamshire, together with all mines and minerals and other rights and things mentioned or referred to in section 23 of the Copyhold Act 1894, and together with all commonable and other rights, liberties and privileges of what nature or kind soever, which were appendant or appurtenant to the same premises or reputed so to be immediately before the execution hereof or usually held or enjoyed therewith or any part thereof, shall henceforth go, remain and be unto and to the use of the said Margaret Stevens and Sarah Maria Tingle, their respective heirs and assigns as tenants in common as freehold enfranchised and forever discharged from all fines, heriots, reliefs, quit-rents, services and other manorial incidents whatsoever of copyhold or customary tenure. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Margaret Stevens and Sarah Maria Tingle to production of the hereinbefore recited deeds. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written. W. W. Ladelle. Charles Edward Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of A. E. Mackenzie, Captain, retired, 41 Parliament Street, S. W.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

Examined, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

9th April 1900

 

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

The 9th day of April 1900.

Presentment of absolute surrender: Jane Mollett to Frank James Ryder.[45]
Stamp £2.
Be it remembered that on the day, above-mentioned, Jane Mollett of Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset, spinster, a copyhold tenant of the said manor came before me, Zachary Edwards of Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset, esquire, barrister at law, deputy steward for this turn only to George Allington Charsley, steward of the said manor, and did out of court, in consideration of the sum of £400 paid by Frank James Ryder to the said Jane Mollett (who hereby acknowledges the receipt and payment thereof), surrender out of her hands into the hands of the lord 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 land containing according to admeasurement 26 perches or thereabouts, situate at Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, together with the messuage or tenement and outbuildings erected thereon and now in the occupation of Charles Brooks (surgeon), and together also with the double cottage or tenement and outbuildings erected thereon and now or late in occupation of the gardener of Emily Francis ?Candy. All which said piece or parcel of land, messuage, cottage and hereditaments are in the court rolls of the said manor described, as follows. All that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor, with the messuage or tenement thereon built, situate on the common called Gold Hill, containing by estimation 18 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, formerly in the occupation of John Kemp (but previously of Daniel Northcroft and the Reverend David Ives), to which the said Jane Mollett was out of court admitted on the 10th day of March 1884. To the use of the said Frank James Ryder, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due and of right accustomed for the same. Jane Mollett. This surrender was taken the day and year, first above written, by me, Zachary Edwards, deputy steward for this turn only.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

19th May 1900

 

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

The 19th day of May 1900.[45]
Presentment of absolute surrender.
I hereby certify that this surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Heriot compounded for at £10.
Out of court on the day and year, first above written, was presented to George Allington Charsley, gentleman, chief steward of the said manor, an absolute surrender, which has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, and which is in the words following, that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. The 9th day of April 1900. Be it remembered that on the day, above mentioned, Jane Mollett of Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset, spinster, a copyhold tenant of the said manor, came before me, Zachary Edwards of Lyme Regis in the county of Dorset, esquire, barrister at law, deputy steward for this turn only to George Allington Charsley, steward of the said manor, and did out of court, in consideration of the sum of £400 paid by Frank James Ryder to the said Jane Mollett (who hereby acknowledges the receipt and payment thereof), surrender out of her hands into the hands of the lord 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 land containing according to admeasurement 26 perches or thereabouts, situate at Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, together with the messuage or tenement and outbuildings erected thereon and now in the occupation of Charles Brooks (surgeon), and together also with the double cottage or tenement and outbuildings erected thereon and now or late in the occupation of the gardener of Emily Francis Candy. All which said piece or parcel of land, messuage, cottage and hereditaments are in the court rolls of the said manor described, as follows: All that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor, with the messuage or tenements thereon built, situate on the common called Gold Hill, containing by estimation 18 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, formerly in the occupation of John Kemp (but previously of Daniel Northcroft and the Reverend David Ives), to which the said Jane Mollett was out of court admitted on the 10th day of March 1884. To the use of the said Frank James Ryder, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services due and of right accustomed for the same, Jane Mollett. This surrender was taken the day and year, first above-written, by me, Zachary Edwards, deputy steward for this turn only.” Whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of Mr Frank James Ryder.[45]
Rent 3s. Fine £45.
Now be it remembered that out of court on the 19th day of May 1900 comes Frank James Ryder of Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, builder, in his own proper person before the said steward of the said manor and prays to be admitted tenant to the hereditaments and premises so surrendered to the use of him, the said Frank James Ryder, as aforesaid, and delineated in the plan drawn hereon and edged round with the colour blue. 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 hereditaments and premises so surrendered, as aforesaid, with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Frank James Ryder, his heirs and assigns absolutely of the lord of the said manor at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the yearly rent of 3s and a heriot, when it shall happen, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And the said Franck James Ryder for such his estate and entry so to be had in the said hereditaments and premises gives to the lord for a fine, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant thereto accordingly, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

The plan referred to in foregoing admission.[6]

George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

3rd August 1900

William Wykes Ladelle with the consent of Charles E. Moore to Mrs Sarah M. Tingle.[54] Deed of enfranchisement.
Stamp £1 2s 6d.
Compensation on enfranchisement £206 5s.
This indenture made the 3rd day of August 1900 between William Wykes Ladelle of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in the county of London, barrister at law, of the first part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, of the second part, and Sarah Maria Tingle, the wife of George Stephen Tingle of Abbotts Langley in the county of Hertford, gentleman, of the third part. Whereas by virtue of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, then the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, the said Edward Moore and the said Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of the death of the said Mary Moore on the 11th of January 1888, and of a deed of appointment of a new trustee, dated the 15th of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said Edward Moore on the 14th day of February 1893, and of an indenture of reconveyance, dated the 29th of July 1893, and made between George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of the first part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said George Augustus Vernon on the 2nd of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the said William Wykes Ladelle for the residue of a term of 200 years created by the said indenture of settlement, and subject to such term and to the trusts thereof, to the said Charles Edward Moore as tenant for life in possession, with remainders over. And the said William Wykes Ladelle is now the sole trustee of the said indenture of settlement. And whereas by the said indenture of settlement it was provided that it should be lawful for the trustees thereby appointed 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 said indenture of settlement as tenant for life or tenant in tail of the net surplus rents and profits of the said premises, if such person or persons should be of the age of 21 years, to enfranchise any tenement or tenements held of any manor for the time being, subject to the then subsisting uses or trusts of the said indenture of settlement with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such consideration in money or otherwise, as therein mentioned, as the 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 said indenture of settlement 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 power of jointuring or charging portions, and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the powers of leasing in the said indenture of settlement contained, and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor or his or their heirs or otherwise, as he or they should direct the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant thereto or held or enjoyed therewith, as aforesaid. And whereas no mortgage or other disposition and no lease of the said manor has been made under the trusts or powers in that behalf, hereinbefore mentioned. And whereas on the 5th of June 1877 the said Sarah Maria Tingle was out of court admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted, to hold the same unto the said Sarah Maria Tingle for life, with remainders over, according to the tenor of the will of James Coles, dated the 16th day of October 1845, and according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said William Wykes Ladelle, in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement and with the consent (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore, has agreed with the said Sarah Maria Tingle for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments for the sum of £206 5s. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £206 5s this day paid by the said Sarah Maria Tingle to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges), he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner, does hereby revoke all the uses, trusts, powers and provisions by virtue of the said indenture of settlement or otherwise subsisting in and concerning the freehold and inheritance of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed, and does hereby appoint and grant that 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, formerly occupied by James Langstone, James Kilbury, [blank] Harris, Joseph Eldridge, James Redworth and Widow Barnitt, and now of [blank], situate within the said manor in the parish of Gerrards Cross (which said parish formerly formed part of the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter) in the county of Buckinghamshire, all which said hereditaments and premises were formerly known by the description set forth in the schedule hereto, together with all mines and minerals and other rights and things mentioned or referred to in section 23 of the Copyhold Act 1894, and together with all commonable and other rights, liberties and privileges of what nature or kindsoever, which were appendant or appurtenant to the same premises or reputed so to be immediately before the execution hereof, or usually held or enjoyed therewith or any part thereof, shall henceforth go, remain and be unto the said Sarah Maria Tingle and her heirs to the uses and upon the trusts, to and upon which the premises as of copyhold tenure stand limited under or by virtue of the said will of the said James Coles henceforth as freehold enfranchised and forever discharged from all fines, heriots, reliefs, quit-rents, services and other manorial incidents whatsoever of copyhold or customary tenure, to the intent that the enfranchisement hereby effect may enure for the benefit of as well the said Sarah Maria Tingle during her life as the persons entitled in remainder to the premises, hereby enfranchised under or by virtue of the said will. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Sarah Maria Tingle to the production of the hereinbefore recited deeds. 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.
All that piece of ground, formerly parcel of the waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, containing by estimation about 56 poles or thereabouts, situate on Chalfont Heath, aforesaid, with its appurtenances, to which said piece of ground the said James Coles was admitted tenant on the 11th day of April 1821, and in or upon which last mentioned piece of land the said James Coles afterwards erected six messuages, cottages or tenements and outbuildings, then in the several occupations of Widow Armutt, James Langstone, [blank] Tilbury, Widow Clark, [blank] Goddard and [blank] Alford.
W. W. Ladelle. Charles Edward Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of Francis Sladen Harrison, 72 ?Brodorea Road, Wandsworth Common, London, S. W. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

26th October 1900

Board of Agriculture.[45]                                                                                                                                  

Compulsory enfranchisement under the Copyhold Act 1894.

Award of enfranchisement.

Mr Frank James Ryder. Award of enfranchisement. Lords compensation £136 10d.
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 Frank James Ryder of Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, in the said county, builder, is the tenant 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 Act 1894.
And whereas the amount to be paid for such enfranchisement has been ascertained according to the provision of the said act to be the sum of £136 10d, which has been duly paid, and the receipt for the same has been produced to the Board of Agriculture.
And whereas all other acts and matters required by the said act previously to the confirmation of this award of enfranchisement have been duly done and performed.
Now the Board of Agriculture, in pursuance of the powers vested in them by the Copyhold Act 1894, do by this award of enfranchisement enfranchise all the said copyhold lands, described in the schedule hereto, with their appurtenances, excepting the rights reserved by section 23 of the said act. 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, except, as aforesaid, but so as not to affect such right of escheat for want of heirs, as is reserved by section 21 of the said act. In witness and confirmation whereof the Board of Agriculture have hereunto set their official seal this 26th day of October 1900.

The schedule hereinbefore referred to:
All that piece or parcel of land, containing according to admeasurement 26 perches or thereabouts, situate at Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, together with the messuage or tenement and outbuildings erected thereon and now in the occupation of Charles Brooks (surgeon), and together also with the double cottage or tenement and outbuildings erected thereon, now or late in the occupation of the gardener of Emily Francis Candy, all which said piece or parcel of land, messuage, cottage and hereditaments are in the court rolls of the said manor described, as follows: All that piece of ground, late part of the waste of the said manor, with the messuage or tenement thereon built, situate on the common called Gold Hill, containing by estimation 18 poles or thereabouts, be the same more or less, formerly in the occupation of John Kemp, but previously of Daniel Northcroft, and then of the Reverend David Ives, and afterwards of Jane Mollett, and delineated on the plan drawn hereon and edged round with the colour blue.[7] To which premises the said Frank James Ryder was admitted tenant on the 19th day of May 1900. P. G. Craigie, assistant secretary. The Board of Agriculture hereby certify this to be a true copy of the original award of enfranchisement. In testimony whereof they have hereunto set their official seal this 26th day of October 1900.
Seal of the Board of Agriculture. P. G. Craigie, assistant secretary.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

10th January 1902

 

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

The 10th day of January 1902.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at the George Inn in the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 10th day of January 1902 before George Allington Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.

The homage:
James Langstone, foreman.
Joseph Coleman.

Presentment of freehold tenants.
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present that Henry John Hunt, George John Mercer, George Welch, Adelaide Sarah Healy, the National Society for the Employment of Epileptics, the trustees of James Edwards, Oscar Blount, John Green, William Bradshaw, Harry Miles, James Bates, S. E. Samworth, the representatives of William Freeman, the representatives of Mrs Matthews, George James Robinson, Heywood Sumner, Arthur Robert Verschoyle, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Andrew Kirkland, Mary Bullock, Helen A. Hilton, Frederick Cullen and Mrs Bewes are freehold tenants of this manor under the several annual rents, as heretofore paid for the same.

Presentments of easements.
The homage also present that the several easements on the lord’s waste within this manor are continued, namely by the Postmaster General, Daniel Ryder, Arthur Robert Verschoyle, Joseph Coleman, Matthew Thomas Roe, John Brown and the Reverend Thomas Davis.

William Tomblin. 3rd proclamation.[19]
The homage also present that at a general court baron held for this manor on the 12th day of June 1889 an absolute surrender, dated the 29th day of October 1869, was presented and duly enrolled on the court rolls of this manor in the words following: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. Be it remembered that on the 29th day of October 1869 Nash Downes King of 42 Red Lion Street, Holborn, gentleman, John Batchelor King of the same place, baker, Harriett Maria King of Cowbridge, Hertford, spinster and Charles King of Belvedere Road, Lambeth in Surrey, baker, being customary tenants of the  manor, aforesaid, in consideration of £130 sterling to them, the said Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriet Maria King and Charles King paid by William Tomblin of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, gardener, at or before the taking of the surrender, hereinafter mentioned, being in full for the absolute purchase of the copyhold messuages 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 lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of Edward Woolls and James Edwards, two other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, according to the custom of the same manor, all those two cottages standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter in Buckinghamshire, now in the occupation of the said William Tomblin and Widow Harrison, together with the gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging, and to which said premises the said Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King and Charles King were admitted tenants out of court on the [blank] day of October instant, 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 Nash Downes King, John Batchelor King, Harriett Maria King and Charles King or any or either of them in, to and out of the said premises. To the use and behoof of the said William Tomblin, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. Nash Downes King. John Batchelor King. Harriett Maria King. Charles King.
Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by us within the said manor. Edward Woolls. James Edwards. Received at the time of making the above surrender of and from William Tomblin the sum of £130, being the consideration money within expressed to be paid by him to us, £130. Nash Downes King. John Batchelor King. Harriett Maria King. Charles King. Witness: Edward Woolls, James Edwards.” Now at this court the third proclamation is duly made for William Tomblin to come into court and be admitted to the said copyhold cottages and premises so surrendered to him, as aforesaid.

Admission of William Tomblin.[19]
Rent 4 ½d.
Fine £5 ex favore.
Now to this court comes the said William Tomblin in his own proper person and prays of the lord of the said manor to be admitted tenant to the said hereditaments and premises so surrendered to his use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of this manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said William Tomblin, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor at the yearly rent of 4½d, 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, as appears in the margin hereof, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

Orders.
And it is ordered that all former orders now in force shall remain in force and are hereby confirmed.

The end of this court.
George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

16th April 1903

 

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

The 16th day of April 1903.

Presentment of death of Mrs Margaret Stevens.[56]
Heriot compounded for at £2 10s.
Out of court on the day and year, first above-written, is presented to George Allington Charsley, steward of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, that on the 5th day of June 1877 Margaret Stevens, who was admitted as tenant for life under the will of James Coles, dated the 16th day of October 1845, 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, died on the 2nd day of June 1902. Whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin. And it was also presented to the said steward that George Stephen Tingle of Abbotts Langley in the county of Hertfordshire, gentleman, and Charles William Stevens of No. 16 Great St Helens in the city of London, gentleman, are the present trustees of the will of the said James Coles.

Admission of George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens.[56]
Rent 2s 4d.
Fine £15 ex favore.
Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens by Edmund Alliston Wingrove, their attorney, came before the said steward of the said manor out of court and prayed to be admitted tenants of the said copyhold hereditaments. To whom the lord of the said manor by their said attorney grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said hereditaments with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens of the lord of the said manor by the rod by copy of the court roll at the will of the lord according to the tenor and effect and upon the trusts affecting the same under the said will of the said James Coles so far as such trusts are now subsisting and capable of taking effect and according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 2s 4d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord for a fine for such their estate and entry, as appears in the margin, and are admitted tenants thereto, but their fealty is respited, because, etc.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

16th April 1903

 

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

The 16th day of April 1903.

Presentment of death of Mrs Margaret Stevens.[10]
Heriot compounded for at £2 10s.
Out of court on the day and year, first above-written, is presented to George Allington Charsley, steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter, that Margaret Stevens, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, died on the 2nd day of June 1902 and absolutely seised of all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the yard, garden and premises, situate at Gold Hill Lane in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, which premises were purchased by the late James Coles from Mr White and were at the time in the occupation of the said James Coles. To which said hereditaments and premises the said Margaret Stevens was admitted tenant on the 5th day of June 1877. Whereupon happened to the lord of the manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin. And there was presented to the said steward the will of the said Margaret Stevens, dated the 28th day of July 1897, and a codicil thereto, dated the 27th day of February 1902, both of which were duly proved by both the executors thereof in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of his majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 4th day of July 1902, whereby the said Margaret Stevens appointed her son, Charles William Stevens, and her daughter, Jessie Mary Stevens, executors and trustees of her said will and codicil and devised and bequeathed to her said trustees all her real estate and residuary personal estate whatsoever upon the trusts, therein mentioned.

Admission of Charles William Stevens and Jessie Mary Stevens.[10]
Rent 8d.
Fine £10 ex favore.
Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, the said Charles William Stevens and Jessie Mary Stevens by Edmund Alliston Wingrove, their attorney, came before the said steward of the said manor out of court and prayed to be admitted tenants of the said copyhold hereditaments, of which she died seised absolutely, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by their said attorney grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said hereditaments with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Charles William Stevens and Jessie Mary Stevens of the lord of the said manor by the rod by copy of the court roll at the will of the lord according to the tenor and effect and upon and for the trusts contained in the said will and codicil of the said Margaret Stevens and according to the custom of the said manor at the yearly rent of 8d, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord for a fine for such their estate and entry, as appears in the margin, and are admitted tenants thereto, but their fealty is respited, because, etc.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, lord of the manor.

 

18th April 1903

William Wykes Ladelle with the consent of Charles E. Moore to Charles W. Stevens, Jessie M. Stevens and George S. Tingle.[10] [56]
Deed of enfranchisement.
Stamp 17s 6d.
Compensation on enfranchisement £56.
This indenture made the 18th day of April 1903 between William Wykes Ladelle of No. 12 Edith Terrace, Chelsea, in the county of London, esquire, of the first part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, of the second part, Charles William Stevens of No. 16 Great St Helens in the city of London, gentleman, and Jessie Mary Stevens of 1 Princes Avenue, Muswell Hill, Middlesex, spinster, of the third part, and George Stephen Tingle of Abbotts Langley in the county of Hertfordshire, gentleman, and the said Charles William Stevens of the fourth part. Whereas by virtue of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868, and made between Mary Moore, then the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, the said Edward Moore and the said Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of the death of the said Mary Moore on the 11th day of January 1888 and of a deed of appointment of a new trustee, dated the 15th day of November 1888 and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said Edward Moore on the 14th day of February 1893, and of an indenture of reconveyance, dated the 29th day of July 1893 and made between George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of the first part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said George Augustus Vernon on the 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the said William Wykes Ladelle for the residue of a term of 200 years created by the said indenture of settlement, and subject to such term and to the trusts thereof, to the said C. E. Moore as tenant for life in possession, with remainders over. And the said William Wykes Ladelle is now the sole trustee of the said indenture of settlement. And whereas by the said indenture of settlement it was provided that it should be lawful for the trustees thereby appointed 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 said indenture of settlement as tenant for life or tenant in tail to the net surplus rents and profits of the said premises, if any such person or persons should be of the age of 21 years, to enfranchise any tenement or tenements held of any manor for the time being subject to the then subsisting uses or trusts of the said indenture of settlement with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such consideration in money or otherwise, as therein mentioned, as the trustee or trustees should think reasonable, and thereupon by any deed or deeds absolutely to revoke the uses, trusts, powers and provisos, which under the said indenture of settlement 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 power of jointuring or charging portions, and to every lease, which should have been granted of such manor under the powers of leasing in the said indenture of settlement contained, and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor or his or their heirs or otherwise, as he or they should direct the freehold and inheritance of the said tenement or tenements respectively with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant thereto or held or enjoyed therewith, as aforesaid. And whereas no mortgage or other disposition and no lease of the said manor has been made under the trusts or powers in that behalf hereinbefore mentioned. And whereas on the 5th day of June 1877 Margaret Stevens was out of court admitted tenant (inter alia) of the hereditaments firstly and secondly described in the schedule hereunder written and hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the hereditaments firstly described in the said schedule unto the said Margaret Stevens absolutely, and to hold the hereditaments secondly described in the said schedule unto the said Margaret Stevens for life with remainders over according to the tenor of the will of James Coles, dated the 16th day of October 1845, and as to all the said hereditaments according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the said Margaret Stevens died on the 2nd day of June 1902 and by her will, dated the 28th day of July 1897, and a codicil thereto, dated the 27th day of February 1902, both of which were duly proved by both the executors thereof in the Principal Registry of the Probate Division of his majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 4th day of July 1902, the said Margaret Stevens appointed her son, the said Charles William Stevens, and her daughter, the said Jessie Mary Stevens, executors and trustees of her said will and codicil, and devised and bequeathed to her said trustees all her real estate and residuary personal estate whatsoever upon the trusts, therein mentioned. And whereas on the 16th day of April 1903 the said Charles William Stevens and Jessie Mary Stevens were admitted tenants on the rolls of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter to the copyhold hereditaments and premises, firstly described in the schedule hereunder written, according to the tenor and effect and upon and for the trusts contained in the will and codicil of the said Margaret Stevens. And whereas the said Margaret Stevens was admitted tenant for life only of the copyhold hereditaments and premises, secondly described in the said schedule hereunder written, according to the tenor and effect and upon and for the trusts of the will of James Coles, dated the 16th day of October 1845. And whereas on the 16th day of April 1903 the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens, the present trustees of the will of the said James Coles, were admitted tenants on the rolls of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter to the copyhold hereditaments and premises, secondly described in the said schedule hereunder written, according to the tenor and effect and upon and for the trusts contained in the said will of the said James Coles. And whereas the said William Wykes Ladelle in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement and with the consent (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore has agreed with the said Charles William Stevens and Jessie Mary Stevens for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the hereditaments, firstly described in the said schedule, for the sum of £56, and has agreed with the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter mentioned, of the copyhold hereditaments, secondly described in the said schedule, for the sum of £100. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £56 this day paid by the said Charles William Stevens and Jessie Mary Stevens to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt of which said sum of £56 the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges), and of the sum of £100 this day paid by the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt of which said sum of £100 the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges), he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore, directing as beneficial owner, does hereby revoke all the uses, trusts, powers and provisions by virtue of the said indenture of settlement or otherwise subsisting in and concerning the freehold and inheritance of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed, and does hereby appoint and grant that all the hereditaments and premises, firstly and secondly described in the schedule hereunder written, together with all mines and minerals and other rights and things mentioned or referred to in section 23 of the Copyhold Act 1894, and together with all commonable and other rights, liberties and privileges of what nature or kind soever, which were appendant or appurtenant to the same premises or reputed so to be immediately before the execution hereof or usually held or enjoyed therewith or any part thereof, shall henceforth go, remain and be as to the hereditaments, firstly described in the said schedule, unto the said Charles William Stevens and Jessie Mary Stevens, their heirs and assigns to the uses and upon the trusts, to and upon which the said hereditaments as of copyhold tenure stand limited under or by virtue of the said will and codicil of the said Margaret Stevens henceforth as freehold, and as to the hereditaments, secondly described in the said schedule, unto the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens, their heirs and assigns to the uses and upon the trusts, to and upon which the said hereditaments as of copyhold tenure stand limited under or by virtue of the said will of James Coles henceforth as freehold, and as to the said hereditaments, both firstly and secondly described in the said schedule, enfranchised and forever discharged from all fines, heriots, reliefs, quit-rents, services and other manorial incidents whatsoever of copyhold or customary tenure. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Charles William Stevens and Jessie Mary Stevens and also of the said George Stephen Tingle and Charles William Stevens respectively to the production of the hereinbefore recited deeds. 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:
Firstly all that copyhold messuage or tenement with the yard, garden and premises, situate at Gold Hill Lane in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, which premises were purchased by the late James Coles of Mr White and were at the time of the death of the said James Coles in his occupation. And secondly all those two copyhold messuages or tenements with the outbuildings, yards, gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, being the entire estate, which the said James Coles purchased of James Hunt, and now in the occupation of Nathan Butcher and Walter Sisley.
W. W. Ladelle. Charles Edward Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of A. E. Mackenzie, Captain, Zetland House, Cheniston Gardens.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of E. A. Wingrove, clerk, to Messrs. Charsley & Son, solicitors, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

3rd December 1903

Board of Agriculture and Fisheries.[61]

Compulsory enfranchisement under the Copyhold Act 1894.

Award of Enfranchisement.

Mr James Edwards. Award of Enfranchisement. Compensation on enfranchisement £79.
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 James Edwards of Swan Grove, Cricklewood Lane, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, is the tenant 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 Act 1894.
And whereas the lord and the tenant have not consented that the rights mentioned in section 23 of the said act shall be affected by such enfranchisement.
And whereas the amount to be paid for such enfranchisement has been ascertained according to the provisions of the said act to be the sum of £79, which has been duly paid, and the receipt for the same has been produced to the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries.
And whereas all other acts and matters required by the said act previously to the confirmation of this award of enfranchisement have been duly done and performed.
Now the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, in pursuance of the powers vested in them by the Copyhold Act 1894, do by this award of enfranchisement enfranchise all the said copyhold lands, described in the schedule hereto with their appurtenances. To be held as freehold henceforth and forever discharged from all fines, heriots, reliefs, quit-rents and other incidents whatsoever of copyhold or customary tenure, but so as not to affect such right of escheat for want of heirs, as is reserved by section 21 of the said act, or any such rights as are excepted by section 23 thereof.
In witness and confirmation whereof the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries have hereunto set their official seal this 3rd day of December 1903.

The schedule hereinbefore referred to:
All that customary messuage or tenement, formerly two messuages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the several occupations of John Goffe and Thomas Green, since of William Nash and then of John Edwards, adjoining the road, leading from Aylesbury towards London, on the north and east parts, with the appurtenances within the said manor and parcel thereof. To which premises the said James Edwards (together with Eliza Edwards and John Henry Witham, both since deceased) was admitted tenant on the 10th day of June 1885 as trustee of the will of James Edwards, deceased, and which premises are now better known by the following description, that is to say: All those two brick built and tiled messuages or tenements with shop, bounded on the south by the Rose and Crown Inn, on the north by the premises of Joseph Coleman, on the east by the public highway, leading from Aylesbury towards London, and on the west by the River Misbourne, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, one in the occupation of Mr Newman and the other is unoccupied, with closets and gardens in the rear.

William Somerville, assistant secretary.

 

7th January 1904

 

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

Power of attorney from James Edwards and Arthur Robert Verschoyle to James Bradley Somerville.
I certify that this power of attorney is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Know all men by these presents that we, James Edward of Swan Grove, Cricklewood Lane, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, and Arthur Robert Verschoyle of Guildown Grange, Guildford, in the county of Surrey, esquire, do hereby appoint James Bradley Somerville of 48 Lincolns Inn Fields in the county of Middlesex to be our attorney for the following purposes. And first I, the said James Edwards, do hereby appoint the said James Bradley Somerville to be my attorney for me and in my name and either at the next or any subsequent court to be held for the said manor or out of court to surrender into the hands of the lord or lady, lords or ladies for the time being of the same manor by the hand and acceptance of the steward or deputy steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all those tofts of land, hereditaments and premises, whereon several tenements formerly stood, 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 also 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 more recently of the late Simeon Edwards, and had been for many years converted into and formed part of a certain freehold garden and premises formerly belonging to Edward Gunter Howis, and were the same hereditaments and premises, to which the said James Edwards was admitted tenant and at a court, held for the said manor on the 4th day of July 1885, jointly with Eliza Edwards and John Henry Witham, both now deceased, 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 of the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle of Guildown Grange, Guildford, in the county of Surrey, esquire, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor. And further for me, the said James Edwards, and in my name to do and execute all such acts, matters and things, as shall be needful or expedient for making such surrender, as aforesaid, and for procuring the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle, his heirs and assigns to be admitted tenant or tenants of the said copyhold premises, and as fully and effectually to all intents and purposes as I myself could or might do, if I were personally present. And I hereby agree to ratify and confirm all and whatsoever the said James Bradley Somerville shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of these presents. And I, the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle, do hereby appoint the said James Bradley Somerville to be my attorney for me and in my name and either at the next or any subsequent court to be held for the said manor or out of court to appear and take admittance of and from the said lord or lords, lady or ladies, steward or deputy steward of the said manor by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, to all the before mentioned tofts of land, hereditaments and premises, to the use of me, the said Robert Arthur Verschoyle, my heirs and assigns.
And we, the said James Edwards and Arthur Robert Verschoyle, do severally declare that this power shall be irrevocable for two calendar months computed from the date hereof.
In witness whereof we, the said James Edwards and Arthur Robert Verschoyle, have hereunto set our hands and seals this 7th day of January 1904. James Edwards. Arthur R. Verschoyle. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named James Edwards in the presence of W. St. Edwards, schoolmaster, Grammar School, Wellingborough. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Arthur Robert Verschoyle in the presence of A. W. McCully, articled clerk to the said James Bradley Somerville, 48 Lincolns Inn Fields.

Examined by me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

8th January 1904


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

The 8th day of January 1904.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at the George Inn in the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 8th day of January 1904 before George Allington Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.


Presentments

Presentment of freehold tenants.
At this court it is presented that Henry John Hunt, George John Mercer, George Welch, Adelaide Sarah Healy, the National Society for the Employment of Epileptics, James Edwards, Oscar Blount, John Green, William Bradshaw, Harry Miles, Jane Cecilia Hart, Sarah E. Samworth, the representatives of William Freeman, the representatives of Mrs Matthews, George James Robinson, Heywood Sumner, Adolph Fass, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Andrew Kirkland, Mary Bullock, Helen A. Hilton, Frederick Cullen and Mrs Bewes are freehold tenants of this manor under the several annual quit and fee farm rents, as heretofore paid for the same, and owe suit and service to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor.

Easements presented: Arthur Robert Verschoyle, the Postmaster General, Frank Ryder, the Reverend John Matthew Glubb, Joseph Coleman, Thomas Matthew Roe, John Brown, the Reverend Thomas Davies.
And at this court is also presented that the following easements are contained, namely:
Arthur Robert Verschoyle for a wayleave over the common land at Gold Hill into the private roadway, leading to the cottage hospital, at the annual rent of 2d.,
The Postmaster General for telegraph posts on Gerrards Cross Common and other places in the manor at the annual rent of 10s.
Frank Ryder easement on Gold Hill wasteland for deposit of sand at the annual rent of 2s.
The Reverend John Matthew Glubb for use and occupation of a footway from vicarage to Gerrards Cross church over the common at the annual rent of 6d.
Joseph Coleman for wayleave of gravel path across waste at Austins Wood from his cottages to the highroad at the annual rent of 6d.
Thomas Matthew Roe for the six piers to his wall erected on the wasteland of Gerrards Cross Common to support the wall of Latchmoor Cottage at the annual rent of 6s.
John Brown for wayleave over the wasteland to his property at the foot of Gold Hill Common at the annual rent of 6d.
The Reverend Thomas Davies for wayleave on the wasteland to his property at the foot of Gold Hill Common at the annual rent of 1s 6d.

Encroachments presented.
John Archer for encroachment on Chalfont Common.
And at this court is also presented that John Archer has encroached upon Chalfont Common by building a dwelling house and other erections, thereby enclosing part of the open common lands of Chalfont Common to the detriment of other holders of common rights over the said common, and is ordered to throw out the same again into the said common lands.

[blank] for encroachment on Chalfont Common.
And also that Mr [blank] has encroached upon the Chalfont Common by building a dwelling house and other erections, thereby enclosing part of the open common lands of Chalfont Common in the said manor to the detriment of the other holders of common rights over the said common, and is ordered to throw out the same again into the said common lands.

James Woods for encroachment on Chalfont Common.
And also that James Wood has encroached upon Chalfont Common by making erections of fences adjoining his premises near the turnpike road, thereby enclosing part of the open common lands of Chalfont Common in the said manor to the detriment of the other holders of common rights over the said common, and is ordered to throw out the same again into the said common lands.

Encroachment on Dewlands common lands.
And at this court it is also presented that certain lands, being common lands, situate in Dewlands, have been enclosed with posts and wire, which are ordered to be taken down and the land thrown open again.

William Hearne for encroachment in Old Mead common lands by excavating gravel.
And at this court it is also presented that William Hearne had encroached by excavating a great quantity of gravel from his piece of open common lands in Old Mead to the great detriment of other holders of the common lands in Dewlands and to the lord of the manor, and is ordered to fill up the said excavations again to their former state.

Presentment of deaths of John Henry Witham and Eliza Edwards.
And it is also presented at this court that John Henry Witham died on the 18th day of July 1898 and Eliza Edwards died on the 3rd day of February 1903, who were trustees with James Edwards under the will and codicil of James Edwards, deceased, of certain copyhold or customary hereditaments and certain customary freehold hereditaments within the said manor, leaving the said James Edwards the sole surviving trustee under the said will and codicil, and to which said copyhold or customary premises the said trustees were admitted tenants on the 20th day of July 1881.

Arthur James Edwards. First proclamation.
Now at this court this first proclamation is made for Arthur James Edwards to come into court and take admission to all those two copyhold or customary cottages and gardens and also 6 poles of land, more or less, adjoining thereto, and also 31 poles of land, more or less (formerly Hankins). All which said premises are situate at Gravel Hill within the said manor, and which said hereditaments were devised to the said Arthur Edwards under the said will of his grandfather, James Edwards, which has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor, and as the said Arthur J. Edwards does not appear at this court to take admission, although duly called, therefore the said proclamation is ordered to be recorded.

Richard Ernest Edwards. First Proclamation.
Christian name corrected, George A. Charsley, steward.
And also at this court this first proclamation is made for Richard Ernest Edwards to come into court and take admission to all that copyhold cottage and garden (formerly Colstons), situate at Gravel Hill within the manor, and which said copyhold hereditaments were devised to the said Richard Ernest Edwards under the will of his grandfather, the said James Edwards, and as the said Richard Ernest Edwards does not appear to take admission, although duly called, therefore this proclamation is ordered to be recorded.

Presentment of absolute surrender.[3]
Frederick Keen to Elizabeth Keen.
I hereby certify that this surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Heriot 
compounded for at £3.
And also at this court Frederick Keen, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came in his own proper person and in open court made the following absolute surrender, that is to say:
“The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. The 8th day of January 1904. Be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, Frederick Keen of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, bricklayer, a customary or copyhold tenant of the said manor, comes before me, George Allington Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor, and in full and open court, in consideration of the sum of £100 to him in hand paid by Elizabeth Keen of Amersham, aforesaid, spinster (the receipt of which sum and that the same is in full for all consideration money on sale of the hereditaments, hereinafter mentioned, the said Frederick Keen hereby acknowledges), surrenders into the hands of the lord of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of his said steward according to the custom of the said manor, all those three copyhold messuages, cottages or tenements (formerly two messuages, cottages or tenements), situate and being at Water Hall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, in the said county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the several occupations of James Douglas and John Hutchins, with the rights, easements and appurtenances to the said messuages, cottages or tenements belonging, to which said copyhold hereditaments the said Frederick Keen was admitted tenant on the 4th day of January 1894. To the use of the said Elizabeth Keen, her heirs and assigns forever absolutely at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the rents, heriots, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed. Frederick Keen. This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written by and before me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.” Whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot of the best beast or in default thereof of the best of the goods of the said Frederick Keen, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of Elizabeth Keen.
Rent 1s.
Fine £20.
Now to this court comes the said Elizabeth Keen by Robert Henry Rushforth, her attorney, and prayed to be admitted to the said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises so surrendered to her use, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises unto and to the use of the said Elizabeth Keen, her heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor at the yearly rent of 1s, fealty, suit of court, heriot when it shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And she gave to the lord for a fine for such her estate and entry thereof, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but her fealty is respited, because, etc.

Presentment of appointment of James Bradley Somerville as attorney to James Edwards and Arthur Robert Verschoyle.
And also at this court is presented a deed poll duly stamped, dated the 7th day of January 1904, whereby the said James Edwards and Arthur Robert Verschoyle respectively appointed James Bradley Somerville as their attorney, respectively to act for the said James Edwards in surrendering and for the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle in taking his admission to the copyhold or customary hereditaments, therein and hereinafter described, and which said deed poll has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor.

Presentment of absolute surrender.[7]
James Edwards to Arthur Robert Verschoyle.
I hereby certify that this surrender is duly stamped, George A. Charsley, steward.
Two heriots compounded for at £2 each.
Now to this court comes the said James Edwards, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, by the said James Bradley Somerville, his attorney, and in open court made the following absolute surrender that is to say: “The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. The 8th day of January 1904. Be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, James Edwards of Swan Grove, Cricklewood, in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, a customary or copyhold tenant of the said manor, by James Bradley Somerville of 48 Lincolns Inn Fields, Middlesex, his attorney, duly appointed by a deed poll, dated the 7th day of January 1904 (and which will be duly enrolled), comes before me, George Allington Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor, and in full and open court, in consideration of the sum of £15 to him in hand paid by Arthur Robert Verschoyle of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire (the receipt of which sum and that the same is in full for all consideration money on sale of the hereditaments, hereinafter mentioned, the said James Edwards hereby acknowledges), surrenders into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the rod by the hands and acceptance of his said steward according to the custom of the said manor, all those tofts of land, whereon several tenements heretofore stood and since pulled down, which said tofts are situate near Gold Hill in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and were formerly in the possession and occupation of George Woodward, esquire, deceased, and afterwards of Robert Frisby, gentleman. And also all those other tofts of land, whereon two cottages or tenements formerly stood and since pulled down, heretofore in the occupation of John Franklyn and Mary Herbert, situate, lying and being in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid. All of which said several hereinbefore described copyhold tofts and hereditaments were formerly for many years in the occupation of Robert Frisby, afterwards of Elizabeth Frisby and since of Simeon Edwards, and to all which said hereditaments the said James Edwards was (with Eliza Edwards and John Henry Witham, both since deceased), admitted tenant on the 10th day of June 1885, to the use of the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle, his heirs and assigns forever absolutely at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and at and under the respective yearly rents of 1s 4d, heriots when they shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. James Edwards by James Bradley Somerville, his attorney. This surrender was taken and accepted in full and open court the day and year, first above-written, by and before me, George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.” Whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor two heriots of the best of the beasts or in default thereof of the best of the goods of the said James Edwards, which have been compounded for, as appears in the margin.

Admission of Arthur Robert Verschoyle on absolute surrender of James Edwards.[7]
Rent 1s.
Rent 4d.
Fine £4.
Fine £4.
And afterwards to this court comes the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle by the said James Bradley Somerville, his attorney, and prayed to be admitted to all those tofts of land, hereditaments and premises, whereon several tenements formerly stood, 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 also 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, afterwards of Elizabeth Frisby and more recently of the said Simeon Edwards, and had been for many years converted into and formed part of a certain freehold garden and premises formerly belonging to Edward Gunter Howis, and were the said hereditaments and premises, to which the said James Edwards was admitted tenant on the death of James Edwards (his father) at a court, held for the said manor on the 10th day of July 1885, jointly with the said Eliza Edwards and John Henry Witham, both since deceased, and the reversion and reversions, remainder and remainders, rents, issues and profits thereof. And all the estate, right, title and interest, trust, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said James Edwards in, to and out of the said premises. To whom the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the same copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises unto and to the use of the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor at the respective yearly rents of 1s and 4d, fealty, suit of court, heriots when they shall happen and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And he gave to the lord for two fines for such his estate and entry thereof, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

Presentment of alienation of freehold hereditments at Gold Hill from James Edwards to Arthur Robert Verschoyle.[F11]
Yearly rent 10s.
Relief 10s.
And also at this court it is presented that the said James Edwards, who held freely of the lord of this manor by fealty, suit of court, the yearly quit-rent of 10s, a relief when it shall happen and other services certain lands, tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances within the said manor, and which were formerly held by George Woodward, afterwards by Edward Gunter Howis, since by Robert Frisby and afterwards by Elizabeth Frisby, and more recently by Simeon Edwards, and afterwards by James Edwards (his father), deceased, and which said hereditaments are situate at Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter and adjoin the copyhold or customary tofts of land and hereditaments, to which the said James Edwards, deceased, was admitted tenant on the death of his brother, Simeon Edwards, on the 20th day of July 1881, have been alienated by the said James Edwards (the son), who was admitted to the said tofts of land and hereditaments on the 10th day of July 1885 (jointly with Eliza Edwards and John Henry Witham, both deceased), to the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle. Whereupon happened to the lord a relief of 10s, which the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle by James Bradley Somervillle, his attorney, paid to the lord of the said manor in open court, but his fealty to the lord for the same was respited, because, etc.

Orders.
And it is ordered that all orders, heretofore made, which are still in force, shall continue in force.

The end of this court.

George A. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

19th December 1904

William W. Ladelle, esquire, with consent of Charles E. Moore, esquire, to Mr Frank Grainge.[27]
Deed of enfranchisement of two copyhold cottages known as Oak Cottage and Rose Cottage, land and premises at Gerrards Cross Heath, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Stamp 12s 6d.
Lord’s compensation £121 15s.
This indenture made the 19th day of December 1904 between William Wykes Ladelle of No. 12 Edith Terrace, Chelsea, in the county of London, esquire, of the first part, Charles Edward Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter, in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, of the second part, and Frank Grainge of The Cottage, Gravel Road, Uxbridge, in the county of Middlesex, bank clerk, of the third part. Whereas by virtue of an indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, then the wife of the Reverend Edward Moore, the said Edward Moore and the said Charles Edward Moore of the one part, and the Reverend Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and the Reverend Julian Pratt of the other part, and of the death of the said Mary Moore on the 7th day of January 1888, and of a deed of appointment of a new trustee, dated the 15th day of November 1888, and made between the said Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore of the first part, the said George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said Edward Moore on the 14th day of February 1893, and of an indenture of reconveyance, dated the 29th day of July 1893 and made between George Allington Charsley and Edmund Thomas Moore Teesdale of the first part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the second part, and the said George Augustus Vernon and William Wykes Ladelle of the third part, and of the death of the said George Augustus Vernon on the 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the said William Wykes Ladelle for the residue of a term of 200 years created by the said indenture of settlement and subject to such term and to the trusts thereof to the said Charles Edward Moore as tenant for life in possession with remainders over. And the said William Wykes Ladelle is now the sole surviving trustee of the said indenture of settlement. And whereas by the said indenture of settlement it was provided that it should be lawful for the trustees thereby appointed 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 said indenture of settlement as tenant for life or tenant in tail of the net surplus rents and profits of the said premises, if such person or persons should be of the age of 21 years, to enfranchise any tenement or hereditaments held of any manor for the time being, subject to the then subsisting uses or trusts of the said indenture of settlement, with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant to or held or enjoyed with such tenement or tenements for such considerations in money or otherwise, as therein mentioned, as the 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 said indenture of settlement 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 may have been made of such manor under the trusts of any term of years thereafter to be limited under the aforesaid power of jointuring or charging portions, and to every lease, which may have been granted of such manor under the powers of leasing in the said indenture of settlement contained, and by the same or any other deed or deeds to appoint unto the customary or copyhold tenant or tenants of such manor or his or their heirs or otherwise, as he or they should direct the freehold and inheritance of the same tenement or tenements respectively, with or without any of the commons, rights, liberties and privileges appendant or appurtenant thereto or held or enjoyed therewith, as aforesaid. And whereas no mortgage or other disposition and no lease of the manor has been made under the trusts or powers in that behalf, hereinbefore mentioned. And whereas on the 2nd day of April 1896 the said Frank Grainge was out of court admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted, to hold the same unto the said Frank Grainge, his heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter. And whereas the said William Wykes Ladelle, in exercise of the power for that purpose contained in the said indenture of settlement and with the consent (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore, has agreed with the said Frank Grainge for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments for the sum of £121 15s. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £121 15s this day paid by the said Frank Grainge to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges), he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner, does hereby absolutely revoke all the uses, trusts, powers and provisions by virtue of the said indenture of settlement or otherwise subsisting in or concerning or capable of taking effect in the freehold and inheritance of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed, and does hereby appoint and enfranchise and grant unto the said Frank Grainge, firstly all that piece or parcel of ground part of the waste of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, situate on Gerrards Cross Heath and containing by estimation 62 poles or thereabouts. And secondly all that piece of ground, formerly part of the waste of the said manor, situate on the east side of Gerrards Cross Heath and containing by admeasurement ten poles or thereabouts, and in or upon which or part of which firstly mentioned piece of ground are erected and built two messuages and outbuildings, which were formerly known as Oak Cottages and are now known by the respective names of Oak Cottage and Rose Cottage, the former being in the occupation of [blank] and the latter of [blank]. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Frank Grainge, his heirs and assigns forever as freehold freed and forever discharged from all incidents whatsoever of copyhold tenure. And this indenture also witnesses that for the consideration, aforesaid, the said William Wykes Ladelle, as trustee with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore directing as beneficial owner, does hereby appoint and grant unto the said Frank Grainge all such commonage and right of common in, upon and over the waste and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter and all such other rights, privileges and liabilities of what nature or kind soever, as the said Frank Grainge held or enjoyed or was entitled to in respect of and as appendant and appurtenant to the said hereditaments and premises, hereby enfranchised, or any of them, in like manner as the said Frank Grainge or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the said premises had not been enfranchised. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Frank Grainge, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Frank Grainge to production of the court rolls of the said manor so far as they relate to the said hereditaments, hereinbefore appointed, and of the hereinafter recited deeds. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written. W. W. Ladelle. Charles E. Moore. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of G. R. Paley, 121 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, S. W., barrister at law. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of George A. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

 

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

 

The 21st day of December 1904.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at the George Inn within the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 21st day of December 1904 before George Allington Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.

Presentments

Presentment of freehold tenants.
At this court it is presented that Anne Hunt, George John Mercer, George Welch, Adelaide Sarah Healy, the National Society for Employment of Epileptics, Oscar Blount, John Green, William Bradshaw, Harry Miles, Jane Cecilia Hart, S. E. Samworth, the representatives of the late William Freeman, the representatives of the late Mrs Matthews, George James Robinson, Heywood Sumner, Adolph Fass, Arthur Robert Verschoyle, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Andrew Kirkland, Mary Crofton, Helen A. Hilton, Frederick G. Cullen and Mrs Bewes are freehold tenants of this manor under the several annual quit and fee farm rents, as heretofore paid for the same, and owe suit and services to the lord of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor.

Easements presented.
At this court it is also presented that easements are contained by the following persons respectively, namely Arthur Robert Verschoyle, the Postmaster General, Frank James Ryder, the Reverend John Matthew Glubb, Joseph Coleman, Thomas Matthew Roe, John Brown, the Reverend Thomas Davies.

Encroachments presented.
And at this court it is also presented that encroachments are continued by the following persons respectively, namely John Archer, James Wood, William Hearne.

Arthur James Edwards: second proclamation.
And at this court it is also presented that the first proclamation was made at the last court held on the 8th day of January 1904 for Arthur James Edwards to come in and take admission to the two copyhold or customary cottages and gardens and six poles of land, more or less, adjoining thereto, and also to 31 poles of land, more or less (formerly Hankins), all which said premises are situate at Gravel Hill within this manor, and which said hereditaments were devised to the said Arthur James Edwards under the will of his grandfather James Edwards, and notice of which proclamation was duly served according to law, but the said Arthur James Edwards has not come in to take such admission. Now at this court proclamation is duly made for the said Arthur James Edwards  to come into court to take admission to the said copyhold premises so devised to him, as aforesaid, and as he does not appear to take admission, although duly called, this said proclamation is ordered to be recorded. This is the second proclamation.

Ernest Richard Edwards: second proclamation.
And at this court it is also presented that the first proclamation was made at the last court held on the 8th day of January 1904 for Ernest Richard Edwards to come in and take admission to the copyhold cottage and garden (formerly Colstons), situate at Gravel Hill within this manor, and which said copyhold hereditaments were devised to the said Ernest Richard Edwards under the will of his grandfather, James Edwards, and notice of which proclamation was duly served according to law, but the said Ernest Richard Edwards has not come in to take such admission. Now at this court proclamation is duly made for the said Ernest Richard Edward to come into court to take admission to the said copyhold premises so devised to him, as aforesaid, and as he does not appear to take admission, although duly called, this proclamation is ordered to be recorded. This is the second proclamation.

And at this court it was presented [that] the path over Gerrards Cross Common from opposite the new vicarage towards the church, and used by the vicar and others, is not a public path and is ordered to be stopped, unless the vicar, the Reverend Mr Glubb, pays the annual rent for the easement, and which amount he has since paid.

And at this court it was presented that Mrs Blanchard now holds a freehold farmhouse, orchard and premises called Warren Croft, late Gutteridge’s, situate at Gold Hill in this manor at the annual rent of 1s.

Presentment of death of Susannah Matthews and Wallace Long Matthews.
And at this court it was presented that Susannah Matthews and Wallace Long Matthews, who were admitted out of court on the 2nd day of April 1896 according to the tenor of the will of Mary Anne Montague to two copyhold messuages and premises, situate at the Uxbridge end of the village of Chalfont St Peter in this manor, have both died, and which said premises are subject to a heriot on death or alienation, and there is no tenant now on the court rolls in respect of the said copyhold premises. Now at this court proclamation is duly made for the customary heir of the said Mary Anne Montague or other person or persons, as claim right or title to the said copyhold hereditaments held of this manor, to come into court, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant, but no one comes. Therefore this first proclamation is ordered to be recorded.

The end of this court.

George A. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

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

 

The 12th day of January 1906.

The general court baron and customary court of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire held at the George Inn within the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, on the 12th day of January 1906 before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.

Presentments

Presentment of freehold tenants.
At this court it is presented that Anne Hunt, Messrs. Wheeler and company, George Welch, Adelaide Sarah Healy, the National Society for Employment of Epileptics, Oscar Blount, John Green, William Bradshaw, Harry Miles, Jane Cecilia Hart, S. E. Samworth, the representatives of the late William Freeman, the late S. E. Blanchard, George James Robinson, Heywood Sumner, representatives of Adolph Fass, deceased, Arthur Robert Verschoyle, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Andrew Kirkland, Mary Crofton, Helen A. Hilton, Frederick G. Cullen and Mrs Bewes are freehold tenants of this manor under the several annual quit and fee farm rents, as heretofore paid for the same, and owe suit and services to the lord of the said manor accordingly to the custom of the said manor.

At this court it is also presented that easements are contained by the following persons respectively, namely Arthur Robert Verschoyle, the Postmaster General, Frank James Ryder, the Reverend John Matthew Glubb, Joseph Coleman, Thomas Matthew Roe, John Brown, the Reverend Thomas Davis.

And at this court it is also presented that encroachments are continued by the following persons respectively, namely John Archer, James Wood, William Hearne.

Arthur James Edwards: second proclamation.
And at this court it is also presented that the first proclamation was made at the court and the second proclamation was made at the court held on the 21st day of December 1904 for Arthur James Edwards to come in and take admission to the two copyhold or customary cottages and gardens and six poles of land, more or less, adjoining thereto, and also to 31 poles of land, more or less (formerly Hankins), all which said premises are situate at Gravel Hill within this manor, and which said hereditaments were devised to the said Arthur James Edwards under the will of his grandfather James Edwards, and notice of which proclamation was duly served according to law, but the said Arthur James Edwards has not come in to take such admission. Now at this court proclamation is duly made for the said Arthur James Edwards  to come into court to take admission to the said copyhold premises so devised to him, as aforesaid, and as he does not appear to take admission, although duly called, this said proclamation is ordered to be recorded. This is the third proclamation.

Ernest Richard Edwards: second proclamation.
And at this court it is also presented that the first proclamation was made at the court held on the 8th day of January 1904 and the second proclamation was made at the court on the 21st day of December 1904 for Ernest Richard Edwards to come in and take admission to the copyhold cottage and garden (formerly Colstons), situate at Gravel Hill within this manor, and which said copyhold hereditaments were devised to the said Ernest Richard Edwards under the will of his grandfather, James Edwards, and notice of which proclamation was duly served according to law, but the said Ernest Richard Edwards has not come in to take such admission. Now at this court proclamation is duly made for the said Ernest Richard Edward to come into court to take admission to the said copyhold premises so devised to him, as aforesaid, and as he does not appear to take admission, although duly called, this proclamation is ordered to be recorded. This is the third proclamation.

And at this court it was presented that the path over Gerrards Cross Common from opposite the New Vicarage towards the church, and used by the vicar and others, is not a public path and is continued at the yearly rent of 6d.

And at this court it was presented that Mrs Blanchard continues to hold a freehold farmhouse, orchard and premises called Warren Croft, late Gutteridge’s, situate at Gold Hill in this manor at the annual rent of 1s.

And at this court it was presented that Susannah Matthews and Wallace Long Matthews, who were admitted out of court on the 2nd day of April 1896 according to the tenor of the will of Mary Anne Montague to two copyhold messuages and premises situate at the Uxbridge end of the village of Chalfont St Peter in this manor, have both died, and which said premises are subject to a heriot on death or alienation, and there is no tenant now on the court rolls in respect of the said copyhold premises, and that the first proclamation was made at the last court held on the 21st day of December 1904 for the heir at law of Mary Anne Montague or other person or persons, as claim right or title. Now at this court proclamation is duly made for the customary heir of the said Mary Anne Montague or other person or persons, as claim right or title to the said copyhold hereditaments held of this manor, as aforesaid, to come into court and take admission thereto, otherwise the same will be seized into the hands of the lord of this manor for want of a tenant, but no one comes. Therefore the second proclamation is ordered to be recorded. It afterwards transpired that only Susannah Matthews had died.

It was also presented that the representatives of late Mr A. Fass have opened a gate on the Gold Hill Common, which is used by tradesmen and others, and it is assessed at 6d.

It was also presented that the Amersham, Beaconsfield and District Waterworks Company Limited have encroached on Gerrards Cross Common by laying its pipes and mains across common within this manor, and it is hereby assessed at the annual quit-rent of £5.

It is also presented that the Uxbridge Electric Light Company have made an encroachment by laying its cables across Gerrards Cross Common within this manor, and it is hereby assessed at the annual quit-rent of £5.

The end of this court.

Arthur E. Charsley, steward of the manor.`
 


[1] Figures obscured in photo.

[2] A plan of the premises is drawn here.

[3] A plan of the premises is drawn in the margin here.  See page 1050.

[4] There is a note in the margin saying that ‘this should be Peter’.

[5] This entry has been struck through and in the margin there has been put ‘Erroneous entry. Relates to another manor’.

[6] A plan of the premises is drawn here.

[7] A plan of the premises is drawn in the margin.

 

 

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