D/BASM/15/23 1906-1936

 

 

14th September 1906.
 

Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.
 

W. L. Matthews to L. Gwynne Jones.
Letter of attorney to surrender.
Stamp 10s.
Know all men by these presents that I, Wallace Long Matthews of Magnolia Cottage, Shaldon near Teignmouth, South Devon, late of Glenmore, Egmont Road, Sutton, in the county of Surrey, gentleman, and formerly of 43 Northfield Road, Stanford Hill, Midd, gentleman, a tenant of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, hereby appoint Llewellyn Gwynne Jones of 10 Bartletts Buildings, Holborn Circus in the city of London, solicitor, my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name to surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire by the hands and acceptance of his steward according to the custom of the same manor, 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 were formerly in the respective occupations of William Hill and Jesse Craft and now in the respective occupations of [blank] Hyde and [blank] Ford as tenants thereof, and the appurtenances held of the same manor. And also all other my copyhold or customary messuages, lands, tenements and hereditaments whatsoever lying or being within or belonging to or held of the same manor and their appurtenances, and all my estate and interest therein unto and to the use of James Swift junior of 156 Pearsons Grove, Hyde Road, Gorton, in the county of Lancaster, bookbinder, and John Kemp Montague Laughton of 19 Parker Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, in the said county of Lancaster, clerk, and their heirs at the will of the lord according to the custom of the same manor, and for me and in my name to do and execute all acts and things needful and requisite for the making such surrender, as aforesaid, and for procuring the said James Swift junior and John Kemp Montague Laughton, their heirs and assigns to be admitted to the said copyhold premises accordingly, as fully to all intents and purposes, as if I were personally present.
And I hereby ratify and confirm whatsoever my said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in or about the premises. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 14th day of September 1906. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Wallace Long Matthews in the presence of Edwin P. Newton, solicitor, Dawlish. Wallace L. Matthews, L. S.

Examined by me, Arthur E. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

9th October 1906


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


Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.[20]
W. L. Matthews to J. Swift, junior, and J. K. M. Laughton.
Surrender.
Stamp 10s.
Heriot £2 2s.
Be it remembered that on the 9th day of October 1906 Wallace Long Matthews, the surviving trustee of the will of Mary Anne Montague, deceased, of Magnolia Cottage, Shaldon near Teignmouth, South Devon, late of Glenmore, Egmont Road, Sutton, in the county of Surrey, and formerly of 43 Northfield Road, Stamford Hill, Midd, gentleman, by Llewellyn Gwynne Jones, his true and lawful attorney, comes before A. E. W. Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor, out of court and in consideration of 5s paid to him by James Swift junior of 156 Peacock Grove, Hyde Road, Gorton in the county of Lancaster, bookbinder, and John Kemp Montague Laughton of 19 Parker Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, in the said county of Lancaster, clerk, surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his steward according to the custom thereof, all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, 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 were formerly in the respective occupations of William Hill and Jesse Craft and now in the respective occupations of Hyde and Ford as tenants thereof and the appurtenances, to which hereditaments Susannah Matthews of 11 Wickham Place, Clapton, in the county of London, widow (since deceased), and the said Wallace Long Matthews were admitted tenants out of court on the 2nd day of April 1896, to the use of the said James Swift junior and John Kemp Montague Laughton and their heirs at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the yearly rent, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. Nevertheless, upon the trusts declared concerning the same by the will of Mary Anne Montague, deceased, dated the 15th day of November 1890 and duly proved on the 29th day of November 1895 in the Principal Registry of her late majesty’s High Court of Justice. Whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot of the best beast or of the best goods, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin. Wallace Long Matthews by Llewellyn Gwynne Jones, his attorney. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

Examined by me, Arthur E. Charsley, steward of this manor.

 

15th September 1906

 

Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

 

J. Swift junior and J. K. M. Laughton to L. Gwynne Jones.

Letter of attorney to obtain admittance.
Stamp 10s.
Know all men by these presents that we, James Swift junior of 156 Peacock Grove, Hyde Road, Gorton in the county of Lancaster, bookbinder, and John Kemp Montague Laughton of 19 Parker Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, in the said county of Lancaster, clerk, hereby appoint Llewellyn Gwynne Jones of 10 Bartletts Buildings, Holborn Circus, in the city of London, solicitor, our true and lawful attorney to take admittance of and from the lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire through the steward of the said manor according to the custom of the said manor 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 were formerly in the respective occupations of William Hill and Jesse Craft and now in the respective occupations of [blank] Hyde and [blank] Ford as tenants thereof and the appurtenances. To the use of the said James Swift junior and John Kemp Montague Laughton, our heirs and assigns, and in our name to do and execute all acts and things needful and requisite for the taking such admittance, as aforesaid, and for procuring us, our heirs and assigns to be admitted to the said copyhold premises accordingly, as fully to all intents and purposes, as if we were personally present. And we hereby ratify and confirm whatsoever our said attorney shall lawfully do or cause to be done in or about the premises. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the 15th day of September 1906. James Swift junior, L. S. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named James Swift junior in the presence of Joel Wood, baker, Hyde Road, Gorton, John Kemp Montague Laughton, L. S. Signed and delivered by the above-named John Kemp Montague Laughton in the presence of William Hardman Laughton, tailor, 19 Parker Street, Levenshulme.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

9th October 1906

 

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

 

9th October 1906.

Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.[20]
W. L. Matthews to J. Swift junior and J. K. M. Laughton.
Stewards copy admission.
Heriot £2 2s. Yearly rent 6d. Fine £16 16s.
I certify that the original surrender was duly stamped, Arthur E. Charsley, steward of the said manor.
Be it remembered that on the 9th day of October 1906 Wallace Long Matthews, the surviving trustee of the will of Mary Anne Montague, deceased, of Magnolia Cottage, Shaldon near Teignmouth, South Devon, late of Glenmore, Egmont Road, Sutton in the county of Surrey, and formerly of 43 Northfield Road, Stamford Hill, Midd, gentleman, by Llewellyn Gwynne Jones, his true and lawful attorney, comes before A. E. W. Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor, out of court and in consideration of 5s paid to him by James Swift junior of 156 Peacock Grove, Hyde Road, Gorton, in the county of Lancaster, bookbinder, and John Kemp Montague Laughton of 19 Parker Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, in the said county of Lancaster, clerk, surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his steward according to the custom thereof 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 were formerly in the respective occupations of Hyde and Ford as tenants thereof, and the appurtenances, to which hereditaments Susannah Matthews of 4 Wickham Place, Clapton, in the county of London, widow (since deceased) and the said Wallace Long Matthews were admitted tenants out of court on the 2nd day of April 1896. To the use of the said James Swift junior and John Kemp Montague Laughton and their heirs at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor and by and under the yearly rent, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. Nevertheless, upon the trusts declared concerning the same by the will of Mary Anne Montague, deceased, dated the 15th day of November 1890 and duly proved on the 29th day of November 1895 in the Principal Registry of her late majesty’s High Court of Justice. Whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot of the best beast or of the best goods, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin. And be it also remembered that on this 9th day of October 1906 the above-named James Swift junior and John Kemp Montague Laughton by Llewellyn Gwynne Jones, their true and lawful attorney, come before the said steward of the said manor out of court and pray to be admitted tenants to the copyhold hereditaments surrendered to their use, as aforesaid. To which said James Swift junior and John Kemp Montague Laughton the lord of the said manor by his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said copyhold hereditaments with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said James Swift junior and John Kemp Montague Laughton and 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 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. Nevertheless, upon the trusts declared concerning the same by the said will of Mary Anne Montague, deceased. And the said James Swift junior and John Kemp Montague Laughton 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, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

11th January 1907

 

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

 

The 11th day of January 1907.
 

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 11th day of January 1907 before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.
 

The jury of the homage:  
William Tomblin } sworn
James Bates }
James Langston }


Presentments of freehold tenants.
At this court it is presented that Anne Hunt, Messieurs Wheeler and Company, George Welch, Adelaide Sarah Healy, the National Society for Employment of Epileptics, Oscar Blount, John Green, William Bradshaw, Harry Miles, Jane Cecila Hart, Sarah Elizabeth Samworth, the representatives of the late William Freeman, S. E. Blanchard, George James Robinson, the 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 according to the custom of the said manor.

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

And at this court it is also presented that encroachments are continued by the following persons respectively namely, John Archer, James Wood, William Hearne, the Amersham, Beaconsfield and District Waterworks Company Limited, and the Uxbridge Electric Light Company Limited.[1]

And at this court it is also presented that Joseph Coleman, a copyhold tenant of this manor, died on the 7th day of February 1906 seised of all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the respective occupations of William Newman and William Newman the younger and afterwards of the said Joseph Coleman, deceased. Whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot and thereupon the first proclamation is made for the customary heir or other person or persons entitled to the said copyhold hereditaments to come into court and take admittance thereto.

And at this court it is also presented that the third proclamation was made at the last court held on the 12th day of January 1906 for Arthur James Edwards [to come] into court and take admission to certain copyhold hereditaments held of this manor and devised to him by the will of his grandfather James Edwards, deceased, and that notice of such proclamation had been duly served according to law.

And at this court it is also presented that the third proclamation was made at the last court held on the 12th day of January 1906 for Ernest Richard Edwards to come into court and take admission to certain copyhold hereditaments held of this manor and devised to him by the will of his grandfather James Edwards, deceased, and that notice of such proclamation had been duly served according to law.

And at this court it is presented that there is only one roadway or right of way to Holly Tree Farm at Austen Wood, namely from the top of the hill there to ?Darvill’s House and past the barn there and continues on to the Lewins Gate there.

And at this court it is presented that Messieurs James and William Gurney and Miss Healy have made an encroachment by making a forty feet metalled road on the lord’s waste across Austen Wood Common from Claystons Lane into the public highway there, leading from Gerrards Cross to Chalfont St Peter, taking about quarter acre of land from the said common, and they are assessed at a quit-rent of 10s per annum.

And at this court it is also presented that the said James and William Gurney and Miss Healy have made an encroachment by making a forty feet metalled road on the lord’s waste at Austen Wood Common at the back of ‘The Three Pigeons Inn’ there, leading from the highway from Gerrards Cross to Chalfont St Peter into land, formerly part of ?Orche Hill Estate, and taking about quarter acre of the said common, and they are assessed at a quit rent of 10s per annum.

And at this court it is presented that the Rickmansworth Valley Waterworks Company have made encroachment on the lord’s waste at Austen Wood Common by laying mains in two places across the common, namely at Claystons Lane entrance and at the back of the ‘Three Pigeons Inn’ there, altogether about 60 yards of main, and it is assessed at a quit-rent of 5s per annum.

And at this court it is presented that the Uxbridge Gas Company Limited have made an encroachment in the lord’s waste at Austen Wood Common by laying mains in two places across the common, namely at Claytons Lane entrance and at the back of ‘The Three Pigeons Inn’ there, altogether about 60 yards of main, and it is assessed at a quit-rent of 5s per annum.

And at this court it is presented that the Uxbridge Electric Light Company have made encroachment on the lord’s waste at Austen Wood Common by laying mains in two places across the common, namely at Clayton’s Lane entrance and at the back of ‘The Three Pigeons Inn’ there. altogether about 60 yards of main, and it is assessed at a quit-rent of 5s per annum (see page 9).

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

Will of Joseph Coleman.
This is the last will and testament of me, Joseph Coleman of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, brick manufacturer, I appoint my son Herbert Joseph Coleman of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, carpenter, my daughter Annie Eliza Ranchaert of Austin Wood, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, widow, and Edward James Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, executor and executrix and trustees of this my will. I direct my said executors to pay my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses. I give, devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate of whatsoever description and wheresoever situate unto the said Herbert Joseph Coleman and Annie Eliza Ranchaert as tenants in common in equal shares and proportions, subject, nevertheless, to the payment to my wife Elizabeth Coleman of an annuity of £1 per week for and during the term and of her natural life, and the first weekly payment to be made one week after my decease. And I hereby declare that the said Edward James Garner shall be entitled to charge and be paid for all professional and other acts done by him or his firm in connection with the winding up of my estate in like manner, as if he had not been appointed one of the executors and trustees of this my will. And lastly I hereby revoke all former wills. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 25th day of January 1906. Joseph Coleman. Signed and declared by the above-named testator Joseph Coleman as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us then together present, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Walter Lisley, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks, boot-maker, Francis Joseph Alphonse Ranchaert, Austin Wood, Chalfont St Peter, carman.
Testator died on the 7th day of February 1906 at Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid. Probate granted to Herbert Joseph Coleman and Annie Eliza Ranchaert, widow, daughter of the deceased, and Edward James Garner, the executors named in the said will, on the 7th of June 1906.
Amount of estate £2,012 13s 7d.
Amount of duty £17 4s 10d.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

6th May 1907


William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, to Arthur Robert Verschoyle.[7]
Deed of enfranchisement of copyhold premises at Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Stamp 1s.
This indenture made the 6th day of May 1907 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle of Grove Lodge, Bracknell, in the county of Berkshire, esquire, 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 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the use of the said William Wykes Ladelle for the residue of a term of 500 years, created by the said indenture of settlement, and subject to such term and to the trusts thereof, to the use of 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 trustees or trustee for the time being 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 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 at a general court baron and customary court, held for the said manor of Chalfont St Peter on the 8th January 1904, the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle was admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the same unto the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle, 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the hereditaments for the sum of £9 13s 4d. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £9 13s 4d  this day paid by the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle, 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, together with all mines and minerals and other rights and things mentioned or referred to in section 23 of the Copyhold Act 1904. To hold same unto and to the use of the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle, 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle all such commonage and right of common (if any) 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle immediately before the execution of these presents 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the said premises had not been enfranchised. To hold same unto and to the use of the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle 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 deed. 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, L. S., Charles E. Moore, L. S. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of A. E. Mackenzie, captain, The Orchard, Chorley Wood, retired captain.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur E. W. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

6th May 1907

 

William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, to Arthur Robert Verschoyle.[F11]
Deed of release and enfranchisement of quit or free rent and appointment of hereditaments discharged therefrom.
Stamp 2s.
This indenture made the 6th day of May 1907 between William Wykes Ladelle of Number 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle of Grove Lodge, Bracknell, in the county of Berkshire, esquire, 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 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the use of 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 use of 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 trustees or trustee for the time being 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 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 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle was admitted (with certain copyhold hereditaments) to the said hereditaments on the 8th day of January 1904. 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle in consideration of the sum of £14 6s 8d. Now this indenture witnesses that, in consideration of the sum of £14 6s 8d this day paid by the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle 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 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 those the lands, tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances within the said manor, and which are 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, deceased, and lately by the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle, 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 Arthur Robert Verschoyle was admitted tenant on the 8th day of January 1904) at the said yearly quit-rent or free rent of 10s, together with the appurtenants, shall henceforth go, remain and be unto and to the use of the said Arthur Robert Verschoyle, 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, L. S., Charles E. Moore, L. S. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of A. E. Mackenzie, captain, The Orchard, Chorley Wood, retired captain. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur E. W. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

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

 

The 15th day of June 1907.
 

Presentment of death of Joseph Coleman.[55]
Heriot compounded for at 10s.
Admission of Herbert Joseph Coleman and Annie Eliza Ranchaert.
Rent 10d. Fine £20 in equal moieties.
Whereas at a general court baron held in and for the manor of Chalfont St Peter on the 11th day of January 1907 it was presented that since the last general court held for the said manor, namely on the 7th day of February 1906, Joseph Coleman, late of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, brick manufacturer, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, died seised of all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the occupation of William Newman and William Newman the younger, and late in the occupation of the said Joseph Coleman. To which said hereditaments and premises the said Joseph Coleman was admitted tenant out of court on the 5th day of March 1885. Whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin, and thereupon proclamation was made for the heir-at-law or other person or persons claiming title to the said customary or copyhold hereditaments, situate in the said manor, of which the said Joseph Coleman died seised, as aforesaid, to come into court and be admitted thereto, otherwise the same would be seised into the hands of the lord of the said manor for want of a tenant, but no one came, and the first proclamation and default were ordered to be recorded. And whereas the said Joseph Coleman duly made his will, dated the 26th day of January 1906, whereby he appointed his son, Herbert Joseph Coleman, and his daughter, Annie Eliza Ranchaert, and Edward James Garner executors and executrix and trustees of his said will, and gave, devised and bequeathed all his real and personal estate of whatever description and wheresoever situate unto the said Herbert Joseph Coleman and Annie Eliza Ranchaert as tenants in common in equal shares and proportions, subject, nevertheless, as in the said will is mentioned. And whereas the said Joseph Coleman died on the said 7th day of February 1906 without having altered or revoked his said will and the same will was duly proved in the Principal Probate Registry of his majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 7th day of June 1906 by all the said executors thereof, and which said will has been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter. Now be it remembered that on the 15th day of June 1907 the said Herbert Joseph Coleman and Annie Eliza Ranchaert (widow), both of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, out of court by Edward James Gerner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, their attorney, came before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted tenants to all the said customary or copyhold messuages, cottages or tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances. To whom the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said customary or copyhold hereditaments and premises unto and to the use of the said Herbert Joseph Coleman and Annie Eliza Ranchaert, their heirs and assigns 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 10d, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed. And they gave to the lord for a fine for such their estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears, in the margin and are admitted tenants thereto accordingly, but their fealty is respited, because, etc.

Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

4th December 1907

 

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

 

The 4th day of December 1907.

 

Admission of Arthur James Edwards.[51] [60]
Heriot compounded for at £3. Heriots 3d, 6d, 2d. [Total]: 11d. Fine £7 10s. Fine 15s. [Total]: £8 5s. Whereas at a court baron held in and for this manor on the 8th day of January 1904 it was presented 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 with James Edwards trustees under the will and codicil of James Edwards, deceased, of certain copyhold or customary 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 hereditaments the said trustees were admitted tenants on the 10th day of June 1885, and upon the death of the said Eliza Edwards, who was tenant for life of the copyhold or customary hereditaments, hereinafter described, there happened to the lord of the said manor three heriots, which have been compounded for, as appears in the margin. And whereas the said will and codicil of the said James Edwards, deceased, have been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor. And whereas at a court baron held for the said manor on the 10th day of January 1906 the third proclamation was made for Arthur James Edwards to come into court and take admission to all those two copyhold customary cottages and gardens, and also to all those six poles of land, more or less, adjoining thereto, and also to all those 31 poles of land, more or less (formerly Hankins), all which said copyhold customary hereditaments are situate at Gravel Hill in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and were devised to the Arthur James Edwards under the will of his grandfather, the said James Edwards, deceased. Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, the said Arthur James Edwards by James Baily Gibson, his attorney, came before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, the steward of the said manor, out of court and prayed to be admitted tenant of the said copyhold or customary hereditaments so devised to him under the will of the said James Edwards, deceased. To whom the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said copyhold or customary hereditaments with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Arthur James Edwards, his 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 custom of the said manor at and under the yearly rents of 3d, 6d and 2d respectively, 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, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

4th December 1907

 

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

 

The 4th day of December 1907.

 

Admission of Ernest Richard Edwards.[26]
Heriot compounded for at £2.
Rent 3d. Fine £5.
Whereas at a court baron held in and for this manor on the 8th day of January 1904 it was presented 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 with James Edwards trustees under the will and codicil of James Edwards, deceased, of certain copyhold or customary 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 hereditaments the said trustees were admitted tenants on the 10th day of June 1885, and upon the death of the said Eliza Edwards, who was tenant for life of the copyhold or customary hereditaments, hereinafter described, there happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin. And whereas the said will and codicil of the said James Edwards, deceased, have been duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor. And whereas at a court baron held for the said manor on the 10th day of January 1906 the third proclamation was made for Ernest Richard Edwards to come into court and take admission to all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement, outbuildings and garden and premises (formerly Colstons), situate at Gravel Hill in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, lately in the occupation of Alfred Ford as tenant thereof, and which said copyhold or customary hereditaments were devised to the said Ernest Richard Edwards under the will of his grandfather, the said James Edwards, deceased. Now be it remembered that on the day and year, first above-written, the said Ernest Richard Edwards by James Baily Gibson, his attorney, came before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, the steward of the said manor, out of court and prayed to be admitted tenant of the said copyhold or customary hereditaments so devised to him under the will of the said James Edwards, deceased. To whom the lord of the said manor by the hand and acceptance of his said steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said copyhold or customary hereditaments with their appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Ernest Richard Edwards, his heirs and assigns of the lord of the said manor by the rod by copy of court rolls at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor at and under the yearly rents of 3d, 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 a fine for such his estate and entry to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

5th December 1907

 

William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles E. Moore, esquire, to Mr Arthur James Edwards.
Deed of enfranchisement of copyhold hereditaments at Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire. Stamp 5s.[51] [60]
This indenture made the 5th day of December 1907 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 Arthur James Edwards of Swan Grove, Cricklewood Lane in the county of Middlesex, engineer, 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 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the use of 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 use of 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 trustees or trustee for the time being 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 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 4th day of December 1907 the said Arthur James Edwards was out of court admitted tenant of the hereditaments hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the same unto the said Arthur James Edwards, 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 Arthur James Edwards for the enfranchisement in manner hereinafter appearing of the said hereditaments for the sum of £39 10s. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £39 10s this day paid by the said Arthur James Edwards to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt whereof the said William Wykes Ladelle does 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 Arthur James Edwards, all those two copyhold or customary cottages and gardens. And also all those six poles of land, more or less, adjoining thereto and also all those 31 poles of land, more or less (formerly Hankins), all which said copyhold or customary hereditaments are situate at Gravel Hill in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and were devised to the said Arthur James Edwards under the will of his grandfather James Edwards, deceased. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Arthur James Edwards, 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 Arthur James Edwards all such commonage and right of common (if any) 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 Arthur James Edwards immediately before the execution of these presents 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 Arthur James Edwards or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the said premises had not been enfranchised. To hold same unto and to the use of the said Arthur James Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Arthur James Edwards 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, The Orchard, Chorley Wood, Herts, retired captain. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of E. A. Wingrove, clerk to Messieurs Charsleys and Gibson, solicitors, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

5th December 1907

 

William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, to Mr Ernest Richard Edwards.[26]
Deed of enfranchisement of copyhold hereditaments at Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Stamp 2s 6d.
This indenture made the 5th day of December 1907 between William Wykes Ladelle of Number 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 Ernest Richard Edwards of … Holly Park, Church End, Finchley in the county of Middlesex, 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 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the use of 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 use of 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 trustees or trustee for the time being 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 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 4th day of December 1907 the said Ernest Richard Edwards was out of court admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the same unto the said Ernest Richard Edwards, 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 Ernest Richard Edwards for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments for the sum of £23 10s. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £23 10s this day paid by the said Ernest Richard Edwards to the said William Wykes Ladelle (the receipt whereof the said William Wykes Ladelle does 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 Ernest Richard Edwards, all that copyhold or customary messuage or tenement, outbuildings, garden and premises (formerly Colstons), situate at Gravel Hill in the manor and parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, lately in the occupation of Alfred Ford as tenant thereof, and which said copyhold or customary hereditaments were devised to the said Ernest Richard Edwards under the will of his grandfather James Edwards, deceased. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Ernest Richard Edwards, 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 Ernest Richard Edwards all such commonage and rights of common (if any) 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 Ernest Richard Edwards immediately before the execution of these presents 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 Ernest Richard Edwards or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the said premises had not been enfranchised. To hold same unto and to the use of the said Ernest Richard Edwards, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Ernest Richard Edwards 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, William Wykes Ladelle, Charles Edward Moore. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of A. E. Mackenzie, captain, The Orchard, Chorley Wood, Hertforshire, retired captain. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of E. A. Wingrove, clerk to Messieurs Charsleys and Gibson, solicitors, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

2nd August 1893

 

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

 

John Green to Sarah Herbert.
Conditional surrender.
Not stamped.
Be it remembered that on the 2nd day of August 1893 John Green of Shortlands in the county of Kent, gardener, a copyhold tenant of the said manor, in consideration of the sum of £300 sterling to him paid by Sarah Herbert of Havenfield Lodge, Great Missenden, in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow (the receipt of which said sum the said John Green does hereby acknowledge), did out of court and in pursuance of a covenant, contained in a certain indenture of mortgage, bearing even date herewith and made between the said John Green of the one part and the said Sarah Herbert of the other part, surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of William Tomlin, Joseph Coleman and James Langstone, three other copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, by the rod and according to the custom of the said manor, all that messuage, cottage or tenement with the appurtenances, situate and being at Gravelly Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter within the said manor, which premises were formerly in the occupation of Thomas Quaintry, afterwards of William Heath, since of William Worcester, then of William Hancox, and now of C. Worrell. To which said premises the said John Green was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 2nd day of August 1893. Together with all and singular houses, outhouses, edifices, buildings, fixtures, stables, yards, gardens, hedges, ditches, commons, common of pasture, ways, paths, passages, waters, watercourses, lights, easements, profits, commodities, members and appurtenances whatsoever to the said messuage or cottage, hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described and intended to be hereby surrendered, or in anywise appertaining, or with the same or any part thereof occupied or enjoyed or reputed or known as parcel or member thereof or any part thereof. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand of the said John Green in, to, out of or upon the same messuage or cottage, hereditaments and premises or any part or parcel thereof. To the use of the said Sarah Herbert, her heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, subject, nevertheless, to and upon this express condition that, if the said John Green shall well and truly pay unto the said Sarah Herbert, her executors or administrators the said sum of £500 and interest for the same in the meantime at the rate of £4 10s per centum per annum on the 2nd day of February next without any deduction, then this surrender to be void and of no effect, John Green. Taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by and before us, William Tomlin, Joseph Coleman, James Langstone, customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor.

Stamp 5s.
Manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, we, Helen Herbert of Havenfield Lodge, Great Missenden, in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, and William Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, the executors of the last will and testament, bearing date the 23rd day of June 1900, of Sarah Herbert, late of Havenfield Lodge, Great Missenden, aforesaid, widow, who died on the 15th day of March 1906, and whose said will was on the 18th day of July following duly proved by us in the Principal Probate Registry of the High Court of Justice, do hereby acknowledge that we have received of and from John Green of Shortlands in the county of Kent, gardener, the sum of £500 in satisfaction of all principal money and interest secured by a conditional surrender made to the said Sarah Herbert by the said John Green of certain copyhold hereditaments held of the said manor and bearing date the 2nd day of August 1893. And we 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 27th day of September 1907. Helen Herbert, W. Garner. Witness to the signature of Helen Herbert, Jessie Herbert, Havenfield Lodge, Great Missenden, spinster. Witness to the signature of William Garner, Arthur W. Freeman, clerk to Messieurs Garner and sons, solicitors, Uxbridge.

Examined, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the said manor.

 

26th October 1907

 

William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, to Mrs Adelaide S. Healy.
Deed of enfranchisement of copyhold hereditaments known as Belgrave Holme, situate at Gerrards Cross, Bucks.[30]
Stamp £1 7s 6d.
This indenture made the 26th day of October 1907 between William Wykes Ladelle of 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 Adelaide Sarah Healy of Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire, widow, 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 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the use of 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 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 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 the said indenture of settlement also contained a power of sale of the hereditaments comprised therein, including the said manor and a power to revoke and make void the limitations of the said settlement for the purpose of carrying out such sale similar to those, hereinbefore set out, relating to enfranchisement. 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 the said Adelaide Sarah Healy was at a customary court held in and for the said manor of Chalfont St Peter on the 20th day of July 1881 admitted tenant of the hereditaments hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the same unto the said Adelaide Sarah Healy, her heirs and assigns forever 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 Adelaide Sarah Healy for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments for the sum of £256 10s. And whereas it is doubtful whether the strip of land, coloured yellow on the plan drawn hereon, lying between the hereditaments, to which the said Adelaide Sarah Healy was admitted, as aforesaid, and the lane known as Mill Lane adjoining the same, and the timber and trees growing thereon forms part of such hereditaments, or whether it forms part of the wastelands belonging to the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, and it has been agreed that the said William Wykes Ladelle with the consent of the said Charles Edward Moore shall convey to the said Adelaide Sarah Healy all the estate and interest therein (if any), which passed under or is subject to the said indenture of settlement, and the timber and trees thereon, and that such estate and interest shall be included in the hereditaments, for which the said sum of £256 10s is the purchase money. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £256 10s this day paid by the said Adelaide Sarah Healy 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 Adelaide Sarah Healy and her heirs and assigns all that messuage or tenement with the gardens, stables, chaise-house and appurtenances thereto belonging, situate at the corner of Mill Lane, Gerrards Cross, within and held of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, containing by estimation 49 poles, were the same more or less, as the same were formerly in the occupation of George William Deacon, and called or known as Belgrave Holme, and delineated and coloured pink on the plan drawn hereon. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Adelaide Sarah Healy, her 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 Adelaide Sarah Healy 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 liabilities of what nature or kind soever, as the said Adelaide Sarah Healy held or enjoyed or was entitled to in respect of and as appendant and appurtenance to the said hereditaments and premises hereby enfranchised or any of them in like manner, as the said Adelaide Sarah Healy or her customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the said premises had not been enfranchised. To hold same unto and to the use of the said Adelaide Sarah Healy, her heirs and assigns forever. And this indenture further witnesses that in further pursuance of the said agreement and for the consideration, aforesaid, he, the said William Wykes Ladelle, with the consent and by the direction (hereby testified) of the said Charles Edward Moore does hereby absolutely revoke all the uses, trusts, powers and provisions by virtue of the said indenture of settlement or otherwise subsisting in, concerning or capable of taking effect of and in the estate and interest (if any) passing under the said indenture of settlement of and in the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed, and does hereby appoint unto the said Adelaide Sarah Healy, her heirs and assigns all the estate and interest (if any) passing under the said indenture of settlement of and in the strip of land, lying between the hereditaments, hereinbefore enfranchised, and Mill Lane, Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, and coloured yellow on the said plan drawn hereon, and the timber and treest thereon. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Adelaide Sarah Healy, her heirs and assigns subject to all rights (if any) affecting the same and the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Adelaide Sarah Healy 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 E. Moore. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle and Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur E. W. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.[2]

 

16th November 1907

 

F. C. Woodbridge, esquire, to William W. Ladelle, esquire, and Charles E. Moore, esquire [30]
Deed of covenant of indemnity.
Stamp 10s.
This indenture made the 16th day of November 1907 between Francis Charles Woodbridge of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman, of the one part, and William Wykes Ladelle of 12 Edith Terrace, Chelsea, in the county of London, esquire, and 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 the second part. Whereas under and by virtue of a certain indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868, and diverse other mesne assignments and acts in the law the manor of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, 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 remainder over. And whereas the said William Wykes Ladelle is now the sole surviving trustee of the said indenture of settlement and the said indenture of settlement contained a power of sale of the hereditaments comprised therein, including the said manor of Chalfont St Peter. And whereas Adelaide Sarah Healy of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow, was on the 20th day of July 1881 admitted tenant to certain copyhold hereditaments, situate at Gerrards Cross, known as Belgrave Holme within and held of the said manor. And whereas by an indenture, dated the 26th day of October 1907 and made between the said William Wykes Ladelle of the first part, the said Charles Edward Moore of the second part, and the said Adelaide Sarah Healy of the third part, for the consideration, therein mentioned, the said copyhold hereditaments were appointed, enfranchised and granted unto and to the use of the said Adelaide Sarah Healy, her heirs and assigns forever as freehold, freed and forever discharged from all incidents whatsoever of copyhold tenure, and by the same indenture the estate and interest (if any) of the said William Wykes Ladelle in the strip of land, timber and trees, hereinafter mentioned, were conveyed to the said Adelaide Sarah Healy, her heirs and assigns. And whereas the said Adelaide Sarah Healy lately contracted and agreed with the said Francis Charles Woodbridge for the sale to him of the said hereditaments, and it was a condition of the said contract that the said hereditaments should be enfranchised by or in the name of the said Adelaide Sarah Healy. And whereas it appears doubtful whether the said strip of land, lying between the hereditaments, to which the said Adelaide Sarah Healy was admitted tenant, as aforesaid, and the lane known as Mill Lane, adjoining the same (and timber and trees growing thereon), referred to and comprised in the said indenture of enfranchisement and coloured yellow on the plan drawn thereon, forms part of such hereditaments, or whether it forms part of the wastelands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter. And whereas the said strip of land was included in the said enfranchisement at the request of the said Francis Charles Woodbridge and it has been agreed that in consideration thereof the said Francis Charles Woodbridge should enter into such covenants, as are hereinafter contained, for indemnifying the said William Wykes Ladell and Charles Edward Moore in respect of their estate and interest respectively (if any) of and in the said strip of land and the timber and trees growing thereon. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the premises he, the said Francis Charles Woodbridge, hereby covenants with the said William Wykes Ladelle, his executors, administrators and assigns and as a separate covenant with the said Charles Edward Moore, his heirs and assigns that he, the said Francis Charles Woodbridge, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns will at all times hereafter keep the said William Wykes Ladelle, his executors, administrators or assigns, as also the said Charles Edward Moore, his heirs and assigns and their and each and every of their estates and effects respectively effectually indemnified from and against all claims and demands, costs, charges and damages, which may arise or be incurred by or by reason of any action or other proceeding, which shall or may be brought or instituted against the said William Wykes Ladelle and Charles Edward Moore or either of them, their or either of their estates and effects, as aforesaid, by reason or on account of their having conveyed to the said Adelaide Sarah Healy the said strip of land, lying between the hereditaments, to which the said Adelaide Sarah Healy was admitted tenant and so enfranchised, as aforesaid, and the road known as Mill Lane at Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, coloured yellow on the said plan, and the timber and trees growing thereon or any estate and interest (if any) therein passing under the said indenture of settlement, or by reason or on account of any acts or dealing of the said Francis Charles Woodbridge, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns with the said strip of land or the timber and trees growing thereon, or in any wise relating thereto. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written, Francis C. Woodbridge.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the before-named Francis Charles Woodbridge in the presence of Charles J. Reeves, clerk to Messieurs Woodbridge and sons, solicitors, Uxbridge.

 

10th January 1908

 

William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, to Mr James Langstone.
Deed of enfranchisement of copyhold hereditaments, situate at Gerrards Cross, Bucks.[46]
Stamp 10s.
This indenture made the 10th day of January 1908 between William Wykes Ladelle of 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 James Langstone of Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire, retired dairyman, 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 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the use of 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 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 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 the said James Langstone was at a customary court held in and for the said manor of Chalfont St Peter on the 12th day of June 1889 admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the same unto the said James Langstone, his heirs and assigns forever 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 James Langstone for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments for the sum of £95 11s. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £95 11s this day paid by the said James Langstone 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 James Langstone, his heirs and assigns 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 messuages or tenements and premises is now or formerly known as Ivy Cottage and was formerly in the occupation of Mrs Wright, and the other of which said messuages or tenements and premises was formerly in the occupation of William Dancer, and which said messuages and premises are now in the occupation of the said James Langstone and [blank]. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said James Langstone, her 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 James Langstone 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 liabilities of what nature or kind soever, as the said James Langstone 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 James Langstone 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 James Langstone, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said James Langstone 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, The Orchard, Chorley Wood, Herts, retired captain. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur E. W. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

28th May 1908

 

William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, to Mrs S. A. Blanchard.
Deed of release and enfranchisement of quit or free rent and appointment of hereditaments discharged therefrom.[F2]
Stamp 6d.
This indenture made the 28th day of May 1908 between William Wykes Ladelle of 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 Susannah Anne Blanchard, the wife of Thomas George Blanchard of Chiseldon in the county of Wiltshire, 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 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the use of 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 use of 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 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 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 the hereditaments, hereinafter described, are freehold or customary freehold of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter and are now held by the said Susannah Anne Blanchard, 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 1s and to a relief, when it shall happen, and to other manorial incidents, but have the benefit of certain commonable rights attached to the said hereditaments and premises. 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 Susannah Anne Blanchard 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 Susannah Anne Blanchard in consideration of the sum of £1 8s 3d. Now this indenture witnesses that, in consideration of the sum of £1 8s 3d this day paid by the said Susannah Anne Blanchard 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, including the trusts of the said term of 200 years now vested in the said William Wykes Ladelle, as hereinbefore mentioned, 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 (save the commonable rights of the tenant attaching to the said hereditaments and premises 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 those the lands, tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances within the said manor, altogether about seven acres, one rood and 25 perches, and which were formerly held by John Goodridge, afterwards by John Kemp, since by Montague, and afterwards by Mrs Susannah Matthews, deceased, and more recently by the said Susannah Anne Blanchard, and which said hereditaments are situate at Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, and now better known as all that piece of land and two messuages or tenements thereon erected with the barns, stabling, homestead and gardens, situate on Gold Hill in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, which said two messuages were built by John Kemp on the site, where formerly stood one messuage or tenements, and were then in the occupation of [blank] Beeson and [blank] Atkins as tenants thereof, and also all those several closes of land or pieces of meadow or pasture ground, situate at Gold Hill, aforesaid, adjoining to the said messuages and homestead, hereinafter described, that is to say, The Orchard Close, containing three roods, five perches, The Starve Acre or Hills Meadow, containing one acre, two roods and 12 perches, The Redstone Mead, containing four acres, two roods and 11 perches, which said several closes or pieces of land, including the hereinbefore described homestead, yard and gardens contain altogether seven acres, one rood and 25 perches, or thereabouts, and all which said premises are called or known by the name of the Well Farm and are now in the occupation of Walter Francis, together with the appurtenances, shall henceforth go, remain and be unto and to the use of the said Susannah Anne Blanchard, her heirs and assigns forever, absolutely discharged, released and enfranchised by these presents from all the said quit-rent or free rent, reliefs and all other manorial incidents whatsoever, but subject to and with the benefit of all rights of common and use of water and other easements (if any) now subsisting on or attached to the said hereditaments and premises, or any part thereof, but such discharge, release and enfranchisement shall not in any way affect any commonage and right of common in, upon and over the waste and commonable lands of the said manor, as the said Susannah Anne Blanchard enjoyed or was entitled to in respect of and as appurtenant to be said hereditaments and premises, hereby released and enfranchised, or any of them, as the said Susannah Anne Blanchard or her heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the said premises had not been released and enfranchised. 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 A. E. Mackenzie, captain, The Orchard, Chorley Wood, retired captain. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur E. W. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Susannah Anne Blanchard in the presence of [blank].

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

10th day of January 1908

 

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

 

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 10th day of January 1908 before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.
 

The jury of the homage:  
James Langstone, foreman } sworn
William Tomlin }

 

Presentments

Presentment of freehold tenants:
At this court it is presented that Anne Hunt, Messieurs Wheeler and Company, George Welch, Adelaide Sarah Healy, The National Society of Employment of Epileptics, John Green, the representatives of William Bradshaw, Harry Miles, Jane Cecilia Hart, Sarah Elizabeth Samworth, the representatives of the late William Freeman, S. E. Blanchard, the representatives of George James Robinson, deceased, the representatives of Adolph Fass, deceased, 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 continued.
At this court it is also presented that easements are contained [sic] by the following persons respectively, namely: Arthur Robert Verschoyle, the Postmaster General, Frank James Ryder, the Reverend J. M. Glubb, representatives of Joseph Coleman, F. T. Shackell, John Brown, the Reverend Thomas Davis, the representatives of Adolph Fass.

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, the Amersham, Beaconsfield and District Waterworks Company Limited, John Green, Messieurs James Gurney, William Gurney and Miss Healy, the Rickmansworth and Uxbridge Valley Waterworks Company, the Uxbridge Gas Company and the Uxbridge Electric Light Company.

At this court it is again presented and confirmed that there is only one roadway or right of way to Holly Tree Farm at Austin Wood, namely from the top of the hill there near the Three Pigeons Inn to Darvills House, and past the barn there, continuing on to the gateway that leads into a field known as Lewins, and it is ordered that all other cart tracks and carriage ways across Austin Wood Common be stopped and discontinued excepting those that are now subject to quit or annual rents.

At this court it is also presented that Leonard Percy Kerkham, residing near Austin Wood Common, has encroached by making a twelve foot private carriage road or drive across a small part of Austin Wood Common from the public highway there near the Three Pigeons Inn into his premises, the length of such road or drive being about thirty feet, and it is ordered that the same be stopped, unless the said Leonard Percy Kerkham pays the annual rent of 2s 6d for the convenience, and which amount he agrees to pay.

At this court it is also presented that the Postmaster General has to a large extent increased the Telegraph Poles on Gerrards Cross Common and that these now are on the new line 16 poles and also 24 struts and 2 stays, for which the Postmaster General has agreed to pay an annual rent of 26s and to remove the same on receiving three months’ notice so to do from the lord of this manor.

And at this court it is presented that the Postmaster General has built a pillar post box on the corner of Austin Wood Common near Bull Lane, and the same is ordered to be removed, unless the Postmaster General pays the annual rent of 1s.

And at this court it is presented that the Rickmansworth and Uxbridge Valley Waterworks Company have further encroached on Austin Wood Common by laying its mains or service pipes from the highway, leading from Gold Hill to Gerrards Cross Station, into the Firs Building Estate there (late the property of Joseph Coleman), and the same are ordered to be taken up, unless the said Water Company pays the annual rent of 20s.

And at this court it is presented that John Green, the owner of Holly Tree Farm and House occupied by Darvill on Austin Wood Common, has made an encroachment by laying a service pipe from the water main in Bull Lane to his said premises, and the same is ordered to be taken up, unless the said John Green pays the annual rent of 5s (which he has since done).

And at this court it is presented that the Uxbridge Gas Company have made an encroachment on the lord’s waste at Gerrards Cross Common by laying a gas main from the London and Oxford highroad to supply several houses, now the property of Frank P. Knox, known as Seaton Cottage (late Alma Cottage) and Thomas Westacott’s new villas there, and the same is ordered to be taken up, unless the said Gas Company pay an annual rent of 3s, which it has since done.

And at this court it is presented that Frank P. Knox of Seaton Cottage (late Alma Cottage), Gerrards Cross, has made an encroachment on the lord’s waste at Gerrards Cross Common opposite his said house by laying a water supply pipe from the mains of the Amersham, Beaconsfield and District Water Company to his said house, and the same is ordered to be taken up, unless the said Frank P. Knox pays an annual rent of 1s 6d for the easement.

And at this court it is also presented that the said Frank P. Knox has made an encroachment on the lord’s waste at Gerrards Cross Common near his said house by laying an electric cable in a trench across the common there to his said house, and the same is ordered to be taken up, unless the said Frank P. Knox pays an annual rent of 1s 6d for the easement.

And at this court it is also presented that Thomas Westacott of Elthorne Road, Uxbridge, builder, has made an encroachment on the lord’s waste at Gerrards Cross Common near his newly erected villas there by extending and making a roadway or carriage drive in front of his said villas towards Latchmoor Pond, and the same is ordered to be discontinued and removed, unless the said Thomas Westacott pays an annual rent of 2s 6d for the easement.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

13th November 1908

 

William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles Edward Moore, esquire, to Miss Anne Chipps.
Deed of enfranchisement of copyhold hereditaments situate in Schoolbury Common, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Stamp 5d.[25]
This indenture made the 13th day of November 1908 between William Wykes Ladelle of 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 Anne Chipps of Pineside, 401 Southcote Road, Bournemouth, in the county of Hampshire, spinster, 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 2nd day of December 1896, the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire now stands limited to the use of 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 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 may 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 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 the said Anne Chipps was at a customary court held in and for the said manor of Chalfont St Peter on the 7th day of December 1859 admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted, to hold the same unto the said Anne Chipps, her heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor 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 Anne Chipps for the enfranchisement in manner hereinafter appearing of the said hereditaments for the sum of £43. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £43 this day paid by the said Anne Chipps 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 Anne Chipps, her heirs and assigns all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of arable land, lying in Schoolbury Common, containing one acre more or less, and also all that other one acre and a half of arable land, lying in Schoolbury Common, aforesaid, which said pieces or parcels of land are situate and being within and held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Anne Chipps, her 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 Anne Chipps 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 liabilities of what nature or kindsoever, as the said Anne Chipps held or enjoyed or was entitled to in respect of and as appendant or appurtenant to the said hereditaments and premises, hereby enfranchised, or any of them in like manner, as the said Anne Chipps or her 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 Anne Chipps, her heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Anne Chipps to production of the court rolls of the said manor so far as they relate to the hereditaments, hereby 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 E. Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of A. E. Mackenzie, captain, The Orchard, Chorley Wood, Herts, retired captain. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of J. Baily Gibson, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

8th January 1909

 

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

The 8th day of January 1909.

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 8th day of January 1909 before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.
 

The jury of the homage:  
William Tomlin } sworn

 

Presentments

Presentment of freehold tenants.
At this court it is presented that Anne Hunt, Messieurs Wheeler and Company, George Welch, the National Society for Employment of Epileptics, John Green, the representatives of William Bradshaw, Harry Miles, Jane Cecilia Hart, Sarah Elizabeth Samworth, the representatives of the late William Freeman, the representatives of George James Robinson, deceased, the representatives of Adolph Fass, deceased, 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 continued.
At this court it is also presented that easements are contained by the following persons respectively, namely: A. H. Fass, the Postmaster General, Frank James Ryder, the Reverend J. M. Glubb, representatives of Joseph Coleman, F. T. Shackell, John Brown, the Reverend Thomas Davis, the representatives of Adolph Fass, Leonard Percy Kerkham, John Green, Frank P. Knox, Thomas Westacott.

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, the Amersham, Beaconsfield and District Waterworks Company Limited, John Green, Messieurs James Gurney, William Gurney and Miss Healy, the Rickmansworth and Uxbridge Valley Waterworks Company, the Uxbridge Gas Company and the Uxbridge Electric Light Company.

At this court it is again presented and confirmed that there is only one roadway or right of way to Holly Tree Farm at Austin Wood, namely from the top of the hill there near the Three Pigeons Inn to Darvill’s House and past the barn there, continuing on to the gateway that leads into a field known as Lewins, and it is ordered that all other cart tracks and carriage ways across Austin Wood Common be stopped and discontinued excepting those that are now subject to quit or annual rents.

And it is also presented that Anne Chipps, who held certain copyhold land and hereditaments in Schoolbury Common, has since the last court held for this manor enfranchised the same premises.

It was further presented at this court an application by Mr Joseph Barnard Davis of Highfield, Milton Avenue, Gerrards Cross, for permission to open a gateway on to common from his garden next The Mead Cottage at Austin Wood, and same allowed at an annual rent of 1s 6d, the way on to the common net to be metalled.

It was further presented at this court that it would be no damage to the lord or copyholders if Mr A. H. Fass gravelled a roadway from the public road across common to his cottage at Gold Hill called the Grange Cottage and same allowed.

And it also presented that all orders now in force be continued and confirmed.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

23th March 1909

 

William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of C. E. Moore, esquire, to Mr John Green.[11]
Deed of enfranchisement of copyhold hereditaments, situate at Gravelly Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Stamp 2s 6d.
This indenture made the 23rd day of March 1909 between William Wykes Ladelle of 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 John Green of 5 Station Road, Shortlands, in the county of Kent, gentleman, 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 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 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 may 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 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 the said John Green was at a customary court held in and for the said manor of Chalfont St Peter on the 2nd day of August 1893 admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted, to hold the same unto the said John Green, his heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor 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 John Green for the enfranchisement in manner, hereinafter appearing, of the said hereditaments for the sum of £23. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £23 this day paid by the said John Green 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 John Green, his heirs and assigns 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, afterwards of William Hancox, then of John Warrall, and now of John Clare. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said John Green, 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 John Green 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 liabilities of what nature or kindsoever, as the said John Green held or enjoyed or was entitled to, in respect of and as appendant or appurtenant to the said hereditaments and premises, hereby enfranchised, or any of them, in like manner, as the said John Green 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 John Green, his heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said John Green to production of the court rolls of the said manor, so far as they relate to the hereditaments, hereby 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 E. Moore. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of A. E. Mackenzie, captain, Nutley, York Road, Guildford, retired captain. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of J. Baily Gibson, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

5th August 1909


William Wykes Ladelle, esquire, with the consent of Charles E. Moore, esquire, to Miss Elizabeth Keen.[3]
Deed of enfranchisement of copyhold hereditaments at Water Hall, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Stamp 5s.
This indenture made the 5th day of August 1909 between William Wykes Ladelle of 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 Elizabeth Keen of Amersham in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, 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 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 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 be 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 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 the said Elizabeth Keen was at a customary court held in and for the said manor of Chalfont St Peter on the 8th day of January 1904 admitted tenant of the hereditaments, hereinafter appointed and granted. To hold the same unto the said Elizabeth Keen, her heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord of the said manor 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 Elizabeth Keen for the enfranchisement in manner hereinafter appearing of the said hereditaments for the sum of £48. Now this indenture witnesses that, in pursuance of the said agreement and in consideration of the sum of £48 this day paid by the said Elizabeth Keen 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 Elizabeth Keen, her heirs and assigns all those three copyhold messuages, cottages or tenements (formerly two messuage, cottages or tenements), situate and being at Water Hall in the parish of Chalfont St Peter 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 hold the same with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Elizabeth Keen, her 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 Elizabeth Keen 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 liabilities of what nature or kind soever, as the said Elizabeth Keen held or enjoyed or was entitled to, in respect of and as appendant or appurtenant to the said hereditaments and premises, hereby enfranchised, or any of them, in like manner, as the said Elizabeth Keen or her 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 Elizabeth Keen, her heirs and assigns forever. And the said William Wykes Ladelle hereby acknowledges the right of the said Elizabeth Keen to production of the court rolls of the said manor, so far as they relate to the hereditaments, hereby 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 E. Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Wykes Ladelle in the presence of C. M. Chandler, clerk in holy orders, the Cathedral, Southwark.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Charles Edward Moore in the presence of Arthur E. W. Charsley, solicitor, Beaconsfield, Bucks.

Examined by me, Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

13th January 1911

 

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


The 13th day of January 1911.


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 13th day of January 1911 before Arthur Edmund Webster Charsley, esquire, steward of the said manor.

The jury of the homage:
William Tomlin } sworn
Who, being charged and sworn upon divers articles touching this court, present that Anne Hunt, Wheelers Wycombe Breweries Limited, George Welch, the National Society for the Employment of Epileptics, William James Bradshaw, Harry Miles, the representatives of the late Jane Cecilia Hart, Sarah Elizabeth Samworth, Mrs Freeman, the representatives of George James Robinson, deceased, the representatives of Adolph Fass, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Mrs Rosalie Sarah Moore, Mrs 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.

And it was at the said court also presented that the following easements were continued, namely: A. H. Fass, the Postmaster General, Frank James Ryder, the Reverend John Matthew Glubb, the representatives of Joseph Coleman, F. T. Shackall, the representatives of John Brown, the Reverend Thomas Davis, the representatives of Adolph Fass, Leonard Percy Kerkham, John Green, Frank P. Knox, Thomas Westacott, the Amersham, Beaconsfield and District Waterworks Company Limited, James and William Gurney, and Miss H. Healy, the Rickmansworth and Uxbridge Valley Waterworks Company, the Uxbridge Gas Company, the Uxbridge Electric Light Company, Joseph Barnard Davis and Frederick G. Cullen.

And it was also presented that the annual rent payable by John Green for easement for water pipes be reduced to 2s 6d per annum.

And it was also presented that Leonard Percy Kerkham had since the last court alienated his messuage and premises at Austin Wood Common to William Grierson, who now continues the easement at the annual rent of 2s 6d.

And it was also presented that the said William Grierson had opened a footpath to his said premises of five feet in width and is assessed at an annual rent of 1s for the same.

And it was also presented that a roadway had been made and opened to the house and premises of Mrs E. Dobb at Austin Wood Common across the wasteland there, for which she is assessed at an annual rent of 2s 6d per annum.

And it was also presented that Leonard Percy Kerkham had encroached upon Austin Wood Common by widening a ditch three feet and taking in common land all round his house there.

And it was also presented that Mr Joy had opened a nine feet roadway on to the common at Austin Wood (near Blount’s wall), and it was ordered that same be closed.

And it was also presented that Herbert Joseph Coleman deposits gravel on Austin Wood Common, which practice was ordered to be discontinued.

And it was also presented that Mrs E. Brown had opened common at Gold Hill and laid a gas service supply to her house there, for which easement she is assessed at an annual rent of 6d.

And it was also presented that James Langstone had encroached on Gerrards Cross Common by enclosing a small piece of wasteland on the frontage to his new houses there, and same is assessed at an annual rent of 1s.
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And it was also presented that Robert Chipps had encroached by laying a gas service pipe on Gerrards Cross Common, and for which easement is assessed at an annual rent of 1s.

And it was further presented that all orders now in force within the said manor shall be and are hereby confirmed.

The end of the court.

Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

23rd July 1914

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter.

Stamp 10s.

Know all men by these presents that I, the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore of Bryafon, Lymington, in the county of Hampshire, clerk in holy orders, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, hereby give and grant unto George Rowland Devereux Harrison of Welshpool in the county of Montgomery, esquire, the office of steward of my manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. And I appoint the said George Rowland Devereux Harrison steward of the said manor to hold all courts baron and customary courts belonging to the said manor at the usual times the same have accustomably been held and at such other times, as he, the said George Rowland Devereux Harrison shall think fit and requisite. To hold the said office of steward and to receive the fees and profits thereto belonging by the said George Rowland Devereux Harrison or his sufficient deputy during the will and pleasure of me, the said Cyril Ashton Glover Moore, my heirs and assigns. And I hereby authorise the said George Rowland Devereux Harrison from time to time to make and execute any voluntary grants of all or any customary or copyhold land within the said manor and to give to the tenants thereof licences to demise or otherwise, as he, the said George Rowland Devereux Harrison, shall deem expedient, and also to appoint any deputy or deputies for all or any of the purposes, aforesaid, with all or any of the powers of the said George Rowland Devereux Harrison as such chief steward, and with power to such deputy to appoint any sub-deputy.
In witness whereof I, the said Cyril Ashton Glover Moore, have hereunto set my hand and seal the 23rd day of July 1914.
Cyril Ashton Glover Moore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Cyril Ashton Glover Moore in the presence of Gerrard L. Bourdillon, clerk in holy orders, bachelor, Spring Hill House, Nailsworth, Glos.

Arthur E. W. Charsley, steward of the manor.

 

Stamp 10s.

 

Manor of Chalfont St Peter.

Know all men by these presents that I, George Rowland Devereux Harrison, steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, by virtue of the power or authority to me given in the behalf by the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore, lord of the said manor, hereby appoint Henry Edward Harrison of Welshpool in the county of Montgomery, esquire, to be my deputy steward of the aforesaid manor of Chalfont St Peter and the members thereof, with full power and authority from time to time to hold courts baron and customary courts for the same manor and its members, and to do all such acts in the performance and execution of the duties of the said office, as I, myself, might do, being personally present, and with liberty and authority to depute any person or persons to act under him as sub-deputy steward or stewards of the said manor, as occasion may require, the said Henry Edward Harrison accounting to me from time to time for such fines, heriots, reliefs, amercements and profits of court and all fees and perquisites whatsoever arising from the said office upon being required thereunto. And I hereby declare that this appointment shall continue in force during my will and pleasures only. In witness whereof I, the said George Rowland Devereux Harrison have hereunto set my hand and seal the 9th day of May 1916.
George R. D. Harrison.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named George Rowland Devereux Harrison in the presence of  F. T. Roberts, 1/1st Montgomery Yeo.

 

Probate of will of Annie Eliza Ranschaert.
I, Annie Eliza Ranschaert of Virginia Villa, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow, hereby revoke all former wills, codicils and testaments of dispositions made by me and declare this to be my last will. I appoint my son Francois Joseph Alphonse Ranschaert and Turberville Smith of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, gentleman (who are hereinafter called “my trustees”), executors and trustees of this my will, and I declare that the expression my trustees shall include the said Francois Joseph Alphonse Ranschaert and Turberville Smith and the survivor of them and other the trustees or trustee for the time being of this my will. I bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Therese Ranschaert all my watches, jewels, trinkets, personal ornaments and wearing apparel and all my furniture, plate, plated goods, linen, glass, china, books, pictures, prints, musical instruments and all other articles of personal, domestic or household use or ornament. I devise my two freehold messuages and dwelling houses and premises, situate and being Queen’s Mead Villas, Queen’s Way, Austin Wood Common, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, with the appurtenances unto and to the use of my daughter, the said Elizabeth Therese Ranschaert, her heirs and assigns freed and discharged from all principal moneys and interest, which are at the date of this my will or may be at the date of my death charged thereon or otherwise payable in respect thereof, which I declare shall be paid out of my residuary estate in exoneration of the said messuages and premises for her separate use, and so that during coverture she shall not have power to dispose of or charge the said messuage and premises or the future rents and profits thereof by way of anticipation. I devise all my estates and hereditaments of copyhold or customary tenure to such uses upon such trusts and subject to such powers and provisions, as my trustees shall by deed appoint for the purpose of carrying into effect any sale or sales in pursuance of the trust hereinafter contained. And I devise and bequeath all my real estate of every tenure and all my personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever not hereby otherwise disposed of, including as well real or personal estate, over which I may have any general power of appointment or disposition by will (hereinbefore and hereinafter collectively referred to as “my residuary estate”), but as to copyhold or customary hereditaments in default of and subject to any appointment under the power, hereinbefore contained, unto and to the use of my trustees, their heirs, executors and administrators respectively according to the nature thereof, upon trust that my trustees shall sell, call in, collect and convert into money my residuary estate at such time or times and in such manner, as they shall think fit, but as to reversionary property, not until it falls into possession, unless it shall appear to my trustees that an earlier sale is necessary or would be beneficial, and so that they shall have the fullest power and discretion to postpone the sale, calling in or conversion of the whole or any part or parts of my residuary estate during such period, as they shall think proper, and to retain the same or any part thereof in its present form of investment without being responsible for loss, and shall out of the monies to arise from the sale, calling in and conversion of or forming part of my residuary estate pay my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts, including therein all principal monies and interest (if any) charged on or otherwise payable in respect of the said messuages and premises devised to my daughter, the said Elizabeth Therese Ranschaert, as aforesaid, and shall stand possessed of the residue of the said monies in trust for all or any my children or child (other than and except the said Elizabeth Therese Ranschaert), if more than one, in equal shares. And I declare that my trustees may employ and pay a solicitor or any other agent to transact all or any business of whatever nature required to be done in the premises, and that the said Turberville Smith shall be entitled to receive all usual professional charges and emoluments, notwithstanding his acting as one of my executors and trustees. In witness whereof I, the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert have to this my will, contained in this and the one preceding sheet of paper, set my hand this 24th day of February 1914. Annie Eliza Ranschaert. Signed and acknowledged by the said testatrix, Annie Eliza Ranschaert, as her last will in the presence of us present at the same time, who in her presence and at her request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, Horace Henry Brind, clerk, to Messieurs Gardiner & Son, solicitors, Uxbridge, Alfred G. Tayler, clerk to Messieurs Gardiner & Son, solicitors, Uxbridge.

 

The Reverend C. A. G. Moore to Edgar S. Liddiard.[65]
Conveyance of roadway. Stamp 1s.
This indenture made the 7th day of March 1916 between the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore of Brynafon, Lymington, clerk in holy orders, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire (hereinafter called the lord), of the one part, and Edgar Stratton Liddiard of Austenwood, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, of the other part. Whereas the said Edgar Stratton Liddiard as owner of the house and premises known as Austenwood claims to have access to the high road leading from Gold Hill to Gerrards Cross by a short roadway eleven feet broad and 33 feet long, running from the gate of the said premises across Austenwood Common, part of the waste of the said manor tot he said high road, and pays to the lord the annual sum of 2s 6d therefore. And whereas the lord is lord of the said manor and owner of the soil, subject to the rights of the commoners and the rights of the parish council of Chalfont St Peter under a scheme made in pursuance of the Commons Act 1899. And whereas doubts have arisen as to the rights of the parties and to put an end to such doubts, as far as possible, the lord has agreed, so far as he lawfully can, at the request of the said Edgar Stratton Liddiard and for the consideration, herein expressed, to make the grant and release, hereinafter contained. Now this indenture witnesses that, in consideration of £3 12s 6d (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged), the lord, as beneficial owner, hereby grants and conveys to the said Edgar Stratton Liddiard all that the said piece of land, over which the said road runs, subject to the rights of the commoners and parish council. To hold the same unto and to the use of the said Edgar Stratton Liddiard, his heirs and assigns freed and discharged from the said annual payment of 2s 6d. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written. C. A. G. Moore by Henry E. Harrison, his attorney. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Cyril Ashton Glover Moore by Henry Edward Harrison, his attorney, in the presence of Hugh A. Williams, clerk to Messieurs Harrison & Sons, solicitors, Welshpool.

 

7th July 1916

 

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

The 7th day of July 1916.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at The George Inn within the said manor on the 7th day of July 1916, before Henry Edward Harrison, deputy steward of the said manor.

The homage:
James Bates.                  
Herbert Joseph Coleman.

Freehold tenants presented.
At this court it is presented that Anne Hunt, Wheelers Wycombe Breweries Limited, Robert Harold Bousey, the National Society for Epileptics, William James Bradshaw, the representatives of the late Jane Cecilia Hart, Sarah Elizabeth Samworth, Mrs Freeman, the representatives of Walter Morford, A. H. Fass, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Mrs Mary Crofton, Miss Helen A. Hilton, Frederick George Cullen and Mrs Bewes are freehold tenants of this manor under the several annual quit-rents 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.
And it was at this court also presented that the following easements were continued by the following namely: A. H. Fass, the Postmaster General, Daniel Ryder, the Reverend John Matthew Glubb, Herbert Joseph Coleman, F. T. Shackell, the representatives of John Brown, the Reverend Thomas Davis, William Grierson, John Green, Frank P. Knox, Thomas Westacott, the Amersham, Beaconsfield and District Waterworks Company Ltd., James Gurney, William Gurney and Miss Henrietta Healy, the Rickmansworth and Uxbridge Valley Waterworks Company, the Uxbridge Electric Light Company, Joseph Barnard Davis, Frederick George Cullen, Mrs E. Dobb, James Langstone and [blank] Shaw and H. B. Bates.

Annie Eliza Ranschaert, death presented.
And at this court it was also presented that Annie Eliza Ranschaert, a copyhold tenant of this manor, died on the 30th day of November 1915 seised of all that one undivided moiety of and in all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the occupation of William Newman and William Newman the younger, and now in the occupation of Joseph Coleman, deceased, then of Elizabeth Coleman, his widow, also since deceased, and now of [blank] Clarke and [blank] Elderfield.

Examined by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the manor.

 

Manor of Chalfont St Peter. Stamp 10s.
Know all men by these presents that I, Henry Edward Harrison, deputy steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, by virtue of the power or authority given to me in that behalf by George Rowland Devereux Harrison, the steward of the said manor, hereby appoint Edmund Alliston Wingrove of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, to be sub‑deputy steward of the aforesaid manor of Chalfont St Peter and the members thereof with full power and authority from time to time to hold courts baron and customary courts baron and customary courts for the same manor and its members and to do all such acts in the performance and execution of the duties of the said office, as I, myself, might do being personally present, accounting to me from time to time for such fines, heriots, reliefs, amercements and profits of court and all fees and perquisites whatsoever arising from the said office upon being required thereunto. And I hereby declare that this appointment shall continue in force during my will and pleasure only, and in no case beyond the limit of my own appointment as deputy steward of the said manor. In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 4th day of August 1916. Henry E. Harrison.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Henry Edward Harrison in the presence of William E. Smith, clerk to Messieurs Harrison & Sons, solicitors, Welshpool.

 

Francois J. A. Ranschaert and Turberville Smith to Herbert J. Coleman.
Bargain and sale of one undivided moiety of two copyhold cottages at Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.
Stamp £1.
J. V. D. stamp.
This indenture made the 31st day of August 1916 between Francois Joseph Alphonse Ranschaert of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, cycle agent, and Turberville Smith of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, solicitor (hereinafter called the vendors), of the one part, and Herbert Joseph Coleman of Austen Wood Common, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman (hereinafter called the purchaser), of the other part. Whereas Annie Eliza Ranschaert, late of Virginia Villa, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow, by her will, dated the 24th day of February 1914, appointed the vendors to be executors and trustees thereof, and after certain specific devises and bequests devised all her estates and hereditaments of copyhold or customary tenure to such uses upon such trusts and subject to such powers and provisions, as her trustees should by deed appoint for the purpose of carrying into effect any sale or sales in pursuance of the trust, thereinafter contained, and she devised and bequeathed all her real estate of every tenure and all her personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever not thereby otherwise disposed of (therein collectively referred to as her residuary estate), but as to copyhold or customary hereditaments in default of and subject to any appointment under the power, thereinbefore contained, unto and to the use of her trustees, their heirs, executors and administrators respectively according to the nature thereof, upon trust that her trustees should sell, call in, collect and convert into money her residuary estate at such times and in such manner, as they should think fit. And whereas the said testatrix Annie Eliza Ranschaert died on the 30th day of November 1915 without having altered or revoked her hereinbefore recited will, which was duly proved by the vendors in the Principal Probate Registry on the 31st day of March 1916. And whereas at the date of the death of the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert and the purchaser were seised of the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter mentioned, for an unencumbered estate in fee simple according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire in equal shares as tenants in common. And whereas the vendors as the personal representatives of the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert have agreed to sell their share and interest in the said copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, to the purchaser at the price of £100. Now this indenture witnesses that, in consideration of the sum of £100 now paid by the purchaser to the vendors (the receipt of which sum the vendors hereby acknowledge), the vendors as personal representatives of the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert, deceased, and pursuant to the power in that behalf them enabling in the said will of the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert or otherwise contained and of every other enabling power in that behalf, hereby bargain sell and appoint unto the purchaser all that the share, estate and interest of the vendors as such personal representatives, as aforesaid, of and in all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the occupation of William Newman and William Newman the younger, then of Joseph Coleman, since deceased, then of Elizabeth Coleman, his widow, also since deceased, and now of [blank] Clarke and [blank] Elderfield. To hold the same unto and to the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor rendering therefore the accustomed rents, fines, heriots, suits and services, and it is to the intent that the purchaser may henceforth stand seised of the entirety of the said hereditaments freed from any estate or right of the vendors therein. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written. F. J. A. Ranschaert. Turberville Smith.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Francois Joseph Alphonse Ranschaert in the presence of Alfred G. Tayler, clerk to Messieurs Gardiner & Smith, solicitors, Uxbridge. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Turberville Smith in the presence of Alfred G. Tayler, clerk to Messieurs Gardiner & Smith, solicitors, Uxbridge.

Examined, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

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

 

The 25th day of September 1916.

Presentment of death of Annie Eliza Ranschaert.[55]
Heriot compounded for at 5s.
Admission of Mr Herbert Joseph Coleman.
I certify that this indenture was duly stamped, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.
Rent 10d. Fine £10.
Whereas at a general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held on the 7th day of July 1916, among other things it was presented that Annie Eliza Ranschaert, late of Virginia Villa, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow, one of the customary or copyhold tenants of the said manor, died on the 30th day of November 1915 seised of all that one undivided moiety of and in all those two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the occupation of William Newman and William Newman the younger and afterwards of Joseph Coleman, deceased, since of Elizabeth Coleman, also since deceased, and now of [blank] Clarke and [blank] Elderfield, to which said one undivided moiety of and in the said hereditaments and premises the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert was admitted tenant out of court on the 15th day of June 1907, whereupon happened to the lord of the said manor a heriot, which has been compounded for, as appears in the margin. And whereas the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert duly made her will, dated the 24th day of February 1914, whereby she appointed her son Francois Joseph Alphonse Ranschaert and Turberville Smith of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, solicitor, executors and trustees thereof, and after making certain specific devises and bequests devised all her estates and hereditaments of copyhold or customary tenure to such uses upon such trusts and subject to such powers and provisions as her trustees should by deed appoint for the purpose of carrying into effect any sale or sales in pursuance of the trusts, thereinafter contained, and she devised and bequeathed all her real estate of every tenure and all her personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever not thereby otherwise disposed of (therein collectively referred to as her residuary estate), but as to copyhold or customary hereditaments in default of and subject to any appointment under the power, thereinbefore contained, unto and to the use of her trustees, their heirs, executors and administrators respectively according to the nature thereof upon trust that her trustees should sell, call in, collect and convert into money her residuary estate at such times and in such manner, as they should think fit. And whereas the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert died on the said 30th day of November 1915 without having altered or revoked her said will, which was duly proved by the said Francois Joseph Alphonse Ranschaert and Turberville Smith in the Principal Probate Registry on the 31st day of March 1916. And whereas there has been presented for enrolment on the court rolls of the said manor an indenture of bargain and sale, dated the 31st day of August 1916 (which has been duly enrolled accordingly on the court rolls of the said manor), by which indenture all that the share, estate and interest of the said Francois Joseph Alphonse Ranschaert and Turberville Smith as personal representatives of the said Annie Eliza Ranschaert, deceased, of and in the hereditaments, hereinbefore described, was bargained, sold and appointed unto Herbert Joseph Coleman of Austen Wood Common, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman (party hereto), his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor, rendering therefore the accustomed rents, fines, heriots, suits and services, and to the intent that the said Herbert Joseph Coleman might henceforth stand seised of the entirety of the said hereditaments freed from my estate or right of the said Francois Joseph Alphonse Ranschaert and Turberville Smith therein. Now be it remembered that on the 25th day of September 1916 the said Herbert Joseph Coleman out of court by Edward James Garner of Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex, solicitor, his attorney, came before Edmund Alliston Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted tenant to all that one undivided moiety of and in all the hereinbefore described customary or copyhold messuages, cottages or tenements and hereditaments with the appurtenances. To whom the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said sub-deputy steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said customary or copyhold hereditaments with the appurtenances unto and to the use of the said Herbert Joseph Coleman, his 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 custom of the said manor at and under the yearly rent of 10d, fealty, suit of court and other services therefore due and of right accustomed, and he gave to the lord for a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant thereof, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

30th April 1917

 

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


The 30th day of April 1917.


Probate of the will of Miss Rosine Lettice Stephens.
Whereas on the 19th day of May 1880 Rosine Lettice Stephens, late of the Coppice, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, deceased, was on the surrender of John James Ratcliff, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, out of court duly admitted tenant to all that piece of enclosed land, heretofore parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 24 poles or thereabouts, situate near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, adjoining the house, late of James Coles. And also all those five messuages, cottages or tenements and other buildings erected and built on the said piece of ground, and then in the several tenures or occupations of Tilbury, Bowler, Guilder, Smith and Warwick, and also all other hereditaments, to which the said John James Ratcliff was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 11th day of July 1862, together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining, all and the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said John James Ratcliff in, to and upon the same premises and every part thereof, all which said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises are now better known by the description of all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of land, situate near the French Horn on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common, formerly in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter, but now in the parish of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire within this manor, containing one rood and six poles or thereabouts and numbered 785 on the tithe map and terrier annexed thereto of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, together with the messuage or tenement and other buildings erected and built thereon known by the name of Heatherside, and now in the occupation of Mrs Elise Monckton. And whereas the said Rosine Lettice Stephens duly made and published her last will and testament in writing, bearing date the 18th day of May 1912, whereby she appointed her brother Captain Henry Enseby Stephens, Royal Navy, and William Frederick Brabant to be executors and trustees thereof, and among certain other devises and bequests of real and personal estate made the following devise in the following words, namely: “I devise my house and premises at Gerrards Cross known as ‘Heatherside’ unto and to the use of my dear sister, Elise Monckton, in fee simple”. And whereas by a codicil, dated the 23rd day of October 1915 to her said will, the testatrix appointed her brother John Otter Stephens to be an executor and trustee of her said will in the place of her brother, the said Henry Enseby Stephens, deceased, but which said codicil did not otherwise affect the devise to the said Elise Monckton. And whereas the said testatrix made three other codicils, dated respectively the 28th day of October 1916 , the 31st day of October 1916 and the 15th day of November 1916, neither of which affected the said devise to the said Elise Monckton. And whereas the said Rosine Lettice Stephens died on the 19th day of November 1916 seised of the said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises, hereinbefore described. And whereas the said will and codicils were duly proved by the said William Frederick Brabant and John Otter Stephens in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 22nd day of December 1916. Now be it remembered that the probate of the said will and codicils have this 30th day of April 1917 been presented to the sub-deputy steward of the said manor of the said manor for the entry on the court rolls of the said manor and such entry has been duly made accordingly.

E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

In His Majesty’s High Court of Justice.
The Principal Probate Registry.
Letters of administration with will annexed of Mrs Elise Monckton.
Be it known that Elise Monckton of Heatherside, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow, who died on the 19th day of January 1918 at Heatherside, aforesaid, made and duly executed her last will and testament and did therein name Richard Terrott and William Frederick Brabant executors, who have renounced probate. And be it further known that at the date, hereunder written, letters of administration with the will (a copy whereof is hereunto annexed) of all the estate, which by law devolves to and vests in the personal representatives of the said deceased, were granted by His Majesty’s High Court of Justice at the Principal Probate Registry thereof to Richard Vause Monckton, son of deceased, one of the residuary legatees named in the said will. And it is hereby certified that an affidavit for Inland Revenue has been delivered, whereon it is shown that the gross value of the said estate within the United Kingdom (exclusive of what the said deceased may have been possessed of or entitled to as a trustee and not beneficially) amounts to £264 4s 7d. And it is further certified that it appears by a receipt signed by an Inland Revenue officer on the affidavit that £12 6s 6d for estate duty and interest on such duty has been paid.

Dated the 26th day of February 1918.
A. Musgrave, registrar (seal)

This is the last will and testament of me, Elise Monckton of Heatherside, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, widow. I revoke all former wills and bequeath to my daughter-in-law Ellen Monckton the sum of £50 and to my son Richard Vause Monckton the sum of £350. All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I bequeath to the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton, his wife, in equal shares, and I appoint my nephew Richard Terrott and William Frederick Brabant of Savile Place, London, solicitor, executors of this my will.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 21st day of April 1917, Elise Monckton.

Signed by the said Elise Monckton as and for her last will in the presence of us both 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. Elizabeth Dancer, Gerrards Cross. Ellen Sadler, Gerrards Cross.

E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

12th July 1918

 

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


The 12th day of July 1918.


Admission of Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton as joint tenants.[42]
Notice of right to enfranchise given.
Rent 6s. Fine £40.
Whereas on the 19th day of May 1880 Rosine Lettice Stephens, late of the Copice, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, spinster, deceased, was on the surrender of John James Ratcliff, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, out of court duly admitted tenant to all that piece of enclosed land, heretofore parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 24 poles or thereabouts, situate near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, adjoining the house late of James Coles, and also all those five messuages, cottages or tenements and other buildings erected and built on the said piece of ground and then in the several tenures or occupations of Tilbury, Bowler, Guilder, Smith and Warwick, and also all other hereditaments, to which the said John James Ratcliff was admitted tenant at a court held for the said manor on the 11th day of July 1862, together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances, to which the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the said John James Ratcliff in, to and upon the same premises and every part thereof. All which said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises are now better known by the description of all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of land, situate near the French Horn on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common, formerly in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter, but now in the parish of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire within this manor, containing one rood and six poles or thereabouts and numbered 785 on the tithe map and terrier annexed thereto of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, together with the messuage or tenement and other buildings erected and built thereon known by the name of Heatherside and until the date of her death, hereinafter recited, in the occupation of Mrs Elise Monckton and now of Richard Vause Monckton, hereinafter named. And whereas the said Rosine Lettice Stephens duly made her will, dated the 18th day of May 1912, whereby she devised her house and premises at Gerrards Cross known as Heatherside unto and to the use of her dear sister, Elise Monckton, in fee simple, and testatrix appointed her brother Captain Henry Enseby Stephens, Royal Navy, and William Frederick Brabant executors and trustees of her said will. And whereas the said Rosine Lettice Stephens made a first codicil, dated the 23rd day of October 1915 to her said will, whereby she appointed her brother John Otter Stephens to be an executor and trustee of her said will in place of her brother, the said Henry Enseby Stephens, deceased, but which said codicil did not affect the devise to the said Elise Monckton. And whereas the said Rosine Lettice Stephens made three other codicils (dated respectively the 28th day of October 1916, the 31st day of October 1916 and the 15th day of November 1916) to her said will, neither of which affected the devise to the said Elise Monckton. And whereas the said Rosine Lettice Stephens died on the 19th day of November 1916 seised of the said copyhold or customary hereditaments, hereinbefore described, and without having altered or revoked her said will, except as appears by the said codicils thereto. And whereas the said will and codicils were duly proved in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 22nd day of December 1916 by the said William Frederick Brabant and John Otter Stephens, the executors thereof, and the probate of which said will and codicils has been duly entered on the court rolls of the said manor. And whereas the said Elise Monckton died on the 19th day of January 1918 without having been admitted to the said copyhold or customary hereditaments, hereinbefore described. And whereas the said Elise Monckton made and executed her will, dated the 21st day of April 1917 (which will has been presented and duly entered on the court rolls of the said manor), whereby, after making certain specific bequests to her daughter-in-law, Ellen Monckton, and to her son, Richard Vause Monckton, the testatrix made the following bequest, namely “All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever I bequeath to the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton, his wife, in equal shares”, and the said testatrix appointed her nephew, Richard Terrott, and William Frederick Brabant executors of her said will. And whereas the said will of the said Elise Monckton was proved in the Principal Probate Registry of His Majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 26th day of February 1918 by the said Richard Vause Monckton as administrator with the will annexed, the said Richard Terrott and William Frederick Brabant, the executors named in the said will, having renounced probate and the execution thereof. Now be it remembered that out of court, to wit on the 12th day of July 1918, the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton, both of Heatherside, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, came before Edmund Alliston Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted tenants to all the said manor and prayed to be admitted tenants to all the said copyhold or customary hereditaments. To whom the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said sub-deputy steward granted seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said copyhold or customary hereditaments unto and to the use of the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton, their heirs and assigns as joint tenants of the land 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 of Chalfont St Peter at and under the yearly rent of 6s, fealty, suit of court 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 thereof to be had in the premises, as appears in the margin, and are admitted joint tenants thereof accordingly, but their fealty is respited, because, etc.

E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

12th July 1918

 

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

 

Mr R. V. Monckton and Mrs E. Monckton to Mr William Frederick Brabant and Mr William Bennett.
Conditional surrender.
Stamp 10s.
Stamp 1s 6d.
The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. We, William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, both of No. 7 Savile Row, Conduit Street in the county of London, gentleman, do hereby acknowledge that we have received the sum of £266 15s 2d in satisfaction of all principal money and interest owing to us in security of a conditional surrender, dated the 12th day of July 1918 and made to us, the said William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, by Richard Vause Monckton of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, and Ellen Monckton, his wife, of certain copyhold hereditaments, herein described, held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire. And we hereby authorise and direct the steward of the said manor to enter satisfaction thereof on the court rolls of the said manor, and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority, dated this 14th day of October 1921. William F. Brabant, William Bennett. Witness to the signatures of the said William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, J. A. Meadmore, solicitor, clerk to Messieurs Capron, No. 7 Savile Row, Conduit Street, solicitors.
Be it remembered that on the 12th day of July 1918 Richard Vause Monckton of Heatherside, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, and Ellen Monckton, his wife, of the same address (hereinafter called “the borrowers”), came before Edmund Alliston Wingrove of Beaconsfield in the said county of Buckinghamshire, sub-deputy steward of the said manor, out of court and in consideration of the sum of £350 to the borrowers paid by William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, both of No. 7 Savile Place, Conduit Street in the county of London, gentlemen (hereinafter called “the mortgagees”), surrendered into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of the said sub-deputy steward in accordance with the custom of the said manor, all that piece of enclosed land, heretofore parcel of the waste of the said manor, containing by estimation 24 poles or thereabouts, situate near the French Horn on Chalfont Heath in the parish of Chalfont St Peter, adjoining the house, late of James Coles. And also all those five messuages, cottages or tenements and other buildings erected and built on the said piece of ground and then in the several tenures or occupations of Tilbury, Bowler, Gilder, Smith and Warwick. And also all other hereditaments, to which the borrowers were admitted tenants out of court on the 12th day July 1918. Together with all and singular the rights, members and appurtenances to the said premises belonging or in any wise appertaining. And all the estate, right, title, interest, property, claim and demand whatsoever of the borrowers in, to and upon the same premises and every part thereof. All which said copyhold or customary hereditaments and premises are now better known by the description of all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of land, situate near the French Horn on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common, formerly in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter, but now in the parish of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire within this manor, containing one rood and six poles or thereabouts and numbered 785 on the tithe map and terrier annexed thereto of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter. Together with the messuage or tenement and other buildings erected and built thereon known by the name of ‘Heatherside’ and until the date of her death in the occupation of Mrs Elise Monckton and now in the occupation of the borrowers. To the use of the mortgagees and their heirs at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject, nevertheless, to this condition, that if the borrowers or the persons deriving title under them shall on the 12th day of January next pay to the mortgagees or the persons deriving title under them the sum of £350 with interest thereon at the rate of £5 per cent per annum to be computed from the date of this surrender (being the same principal sum and interest as are secured by the covenant of the borrowers contained in an indenture bearing even date herewith and made between the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton of the one part and the said William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett of the other part), then and in such case this surrender shall be void and of no effect, otherwise the same shall remain in full force. R. V. Monckton, E. Monckton.
This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the manor.

Examined, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

15th November 1919

 

Probate of will of William Tomlin.
Will dated the 7th April 1897.
This is the last will and testament of me, William Tomlin, of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, road surveyor, made this 7th day of April 1897, as follows (that is to say):
1.              I appoint my wife, Emma Tomlin, and my son, William Samuel Tomlin, to be executors and trustees of this my will.
2.              I direct the said Emma Tomlin and William Samuel Tomlin, as soon as conveniently can be after my decease, to sell and dispose of all my copyhold or customary property and to stand possessed of the proceeds thereof in manner, hereinafter mentioned.
3.              I give, devise and bequeath the proceeds of the sale of the said copyhold or customary property together with all other my real and personal estate whatsoever or wheresoever and of what kind or tenure soever whether in possession, reversion, remainder or expectancy to my said wife for her sole use and benefit absolutely (provided however that should my said wife die in my lifetime, then and in such case I devise and bequeath the whole of my said real and personal property, including the proceeds of the said copyhold property, equally between my children, being at my decease as tenants in common and not as joint tenants.
4.              Provided further that in the case of my said wife dying in my lifetime any child of my, who shall also die in my lifetime leaving issue, such issue shall take, and if more than one, equally between them, the share which his, her or their parent would have taken, if such parent had survived me.
5.              I revoke all former wills by me made and declare this to be my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year, first before-written, William Tomlin.
Signed by the said William Tomlin as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses, J. Marshall, 86 St Martins Lane, W. George Darlington.

 

31st December 1919

 

Deed of bargain and sale.
Stamp 15s.
J. V. D. stamp.
William Samuel Tomlin and others to Henry James Tomlin.
E. 28244.
This indenture made the 31st day of December 1919 between William Samuel Tomlin of Dean Croft, Orchard Grove, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, plate layer, of the first part, the said William Samuel Tomlin, Emma Hannah Morley, the wife of George Morley of the Hollies, North Birsted near Bognor in the county of Sussex, fruiterer, Thomas Peter Tomlin of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, roadman, Minnie Everard, the wife of Charles Everard of 8 Rue du Hazard, Calais, France, train attendant, Henry James Tomlin of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, labourer, and Alice Maria Tomlin of Mount Pleasant, Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, spinster (hereinafter called “the beneficiaries”), of the second part, and the said Henry James Tomlin (hereinafter called “the purchaser”) of the third part. Whereas William Tomlin (sometimes called William Tomblin), late of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, road surveyor, deceased, being at the date of her death seised of the copyhold hereditaments, hereinafter described, for an unencumbered estate of customary fee simple in possession according to the custom of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, by his will dated the 7th day of April 1897 appointed his wife, Emma Tomlin, and his son, the said William Samuel Tomlin, executors and trustees thereof and directed the said Emma Tomlin and William Samuel Tomlin, as soon as conveniently could be after his decease, to sell and dispose of all his copyhold or customary property and to stand possessed of the proceeds thereof in manner, thereinafter mentioned. And the said testator gave, devised and bequeathed the proceeds of the sale of the said copyhold or customary property together with all other his real and personal estate whatsoever or wheresoever and of what kind or tenure soever and whether in possession, reversion, remainder or expectancy to his said wife for her sole use and benefit absolutely. Provided, however, that should his said wife die in his lifetime, then and in such case the said testator devised and bequeathed the whole of his said real and personal property, including the proceeds of the said copyhold property, equally between his children living at his decease as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. And whereas the said testator died on the 16th day of May 1919 without having revoked or altered his hereinbefore recited will, which was on the 15th day of November 1919 duly proved in the Principal Probate Registry by the said William Samuel Tomlin, the surviving executor, the said Emma Tomlin, the other executor named in the said will, having predeceased the said testator. And whereas the parties hereto of the second part are the only children of the said testator living at her decease, all of whom are sui juris. And whereas the said William Samuel Tomlin with the consent of the beneficiaries (testified by their being parties to and executing these presents) has agreed to sell to the purchaser the said copyhold or customary hereditaments, hereinafter described, and the inheritance thereof in possession according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter free from encumbrances except the rents, fines, heriots, suits and services thereof due and of right accustomed at the price of £135. Now this indenture witnesses that, in consideration of the sum of £135 now paid by the purchaser to the said William Samuel Tomlin with the consent of the beneficiaries (the receipt of which sum the said William Samuel Tomlin hereby acknowledges), the said William Samuel Tomlin in pursuance of all powers and authorities vested in him by virtue of the said will or otherwise as trustee and by the direction of the said beneficiaries (each of whom do hereby direct as beneficial owner in respect only and to make himself or herself liable under his or her implied covenant for title to the extent of his or her share under the said will of the said purchase consideration), hereby bargains, sells and appoints unto the purchaser all those two copyhold cottages, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the respective occupations of William Tomlin and Widow Harrison and now of the purchaser and Mrs East, together with the gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging. To hold the same unto and to the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, rendering therefore the accustomed rents, fines, heriots, suits and services. And it is hereby certified that the transaction hereby effected does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transactions, in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the considerations exceeds £500.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written. William Samuel Tomlin. Emma Hannah Morley. Thomas Peter Tomlin. Minnie Evarard. Henry James Tomlin. Alice Maria Tomlin.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Samuel Tomlin in the presence of Thomas Davies, the Manse, Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Baptist minister. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Emma Hannah Morley in the presence of Augustus Brimacombe, Ivy Dale, Linden Road, Bognor, schoolmaster. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Thomas Peter Tomlin in the presence of Thomas Davies, The Manse, Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Baptist minister. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Minnie Everard in the presence of G. Dupuis Marchand de Biere, 15 Rue du Hazard, Calais. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Henry James Tomlin in the presence of Thomas Davies, The Manse, Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Baptist minister. Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Alice Maria Tomlin in the presence of Thomas Davies, The Manse, Gold Hill, Chalfont St Peter, Baptist minister.

 

17th February 1920

 

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


The 17th day of February 1920.


Presentment of admission of William Tomlin, his will and death.[19]
Presentment of bargain and sale.
I certify that this bargain and sale is duly stamped, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.
Admission of Henry James Tomlin.
Notice of right to enfranchise given, E. A. W.
Rent 4½d. Fine £10.
Whereas at a court held for the said manor on the 10th day of January 1902 William Tomlin (therein sometimes called William Tomblin), late of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, road surveyor, deceased, was on the surrender of Nash Downs King, John Batchelor King, Harriet Maria King and Charles King, copyhold or customary tenants of the said manor, duly admitted tenant to all those two cottages standing in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, then in the occupation of the said William Tomlin (in the admission called William Tomblin) and widow Harrison, together with the gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging. And whereas the said William Tomlin duly made his will, dated the 7th day of April 1897, whereby he appointed his wife Emma Tomlin and his son William Samuel Tomlin executors and trustees thereof and directed them, as soon as conveniently could be after his decease, to sell and dispose of all his copyhold or customary property and to stand possessed of the proceeds thereof in manner, thereinafter mentioned. And the said testator gave, devised and bequeathed the proceeds of the sale of the said copyhold or customary property, together with all other his real and personal estate whatsoever or wheresoever and of what kind or tenure soever whether in possession, reversion, remainder or expectancy to his said wife for her sole use and benefit absolutely. Provided, however, that should his said wife die in his lifetime, then and in such case the said testator devised and bequeathed the whole of his said real and personal property equally between his children living at his decease as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. And whereas the said William Tomlin died on the 16th day of May 1919 without having revoked or altered his said recited will, which was on the 15th day of November 1919 duly proved in the Principal Probate Registry by the said William Samuel Tomlin, the surviving executor, the said Emma Tomlin, the other executor, named in the said will, having predeceased the said testator, and the probate of which said will has been duly entered on the court rolls of the said manor. And whereas there has been presented to the steward of the said manor an indenture of bargain and sale, dated the 31st day of December 1919 and made between the said William Samuel Tomlin of the first part, the said William Samuel Tomlin, Emma Hannah Morley, the wife of George Morley, Thomas Peter Tomlin, Minnie Everard, the wife of Charles Everard, Henry James Tomlin and Alice Maria Tomlin of the second part, and the said Henry James Tomlin (thereinafter called the purchaser) of the third part, which has been duly entered on the court rolls of the said manor, by which said indenture the before mentioned copyhold or customary hereditaments, described therein as all those two copyhold cottages, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the respective occupations of the said William Tomlin and widow Harrison and now of the purchaser and Mrs East, together with the gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging were bargained, sold and appointed unto and to the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns forever according to the custom of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, rendering therefore the accustomed rents, fines, heriots, suits and services. Now be it remembered that out of court on the 17th day of February 1920 the said Henry James Tomlin of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, labourer, in his own proper person came before Edmund Alliston Wingrove, the sub-deputy steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted tenant to all the said copyhold or customary hereditaments, of which the said William Tomlin died seised and are bargained, sold and appointed to him, the said Henry James Tomlin, by the said indenture of the 31st day of December 1919, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said sub-deputy steward grants seisin by the rod. To hold the said copyhold or customary hereditaments unto and to the use of the said Henry James Tomlin, 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 of Chalfont St Peter at and under the yearly rent of 4½d, 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 a fine for such his estate and entry so thereof to be had in the said hereditaments and premises, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant thereof accordingly, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

Examined by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

Stamp 5s.[19]
The Reverend C. A. G. Moore to Mr H. J. Tomlin. Enfranchisement.
This indenture made the 22nd day of April 1920 between the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore of Brynafon, Lymington in the county of Hampshire, clerk in Holy Orders, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire (hereinafter called the lord), of the one part, and Henry James Tomlin of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, labourer, one of the copyhold tenants of the said manor (hereinafter called the copyholder), of the other part. Whereas the lord is seised of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter in fee simple in possession free from encumbrances. And whereas the copyholder was on the 17th day of February 1920 out of court admitted tenant to all and singular the copyhold or customary hereditaments, hereinafter described and intended to be hereby enfranchised. To hold the same unto him, the copyholder, his heirs and assigns by copy of court roll at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor. And whereas the lord has contracted with the copyholder for the enfranchisement of the said copyhold hereditaments and for the regrant of such commonable and other rights (if any) as the copyhold heretofore held and enjoyed in respect of and appurtenant to the said copyhold hereditaments intended to be hereby enfranchised for the sum of £45. Now this indenture witnesses, as follows:
1.              In consideration of the sum of £45 to the lord paid by the copyholder (the receipt whereof the lord does hereby acknowledge) the lord as beneficial owner does hereby grant, enfranchise and release unto the copyholder, his heirs and assigns all those two copyhold or customary cottages, situate in the village of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the respective occupations of William Tomlin and Widow Harrison and now of the copyholder and Mrs East, together with the gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging. To hold the said hereditaments and premises unto and to the use of the copyholder, his heirs and assigns forever in free and common socage freed and discharged from all copyhold or customary tenure, by which the same have heretofore been held of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter and from all yearly and other payments, quit-rents, heriots, fines, reliefs, suit of court and all other copyhold or customary payments, duties, services or customs, to which according to the custom of the said manor the said hereditaments or any part thereof have or has been liable as copyhold of the said manor.
2.              And for the consideration, aforesaid, the lord as beneficial owner does hereby grant unto the copyholder, his heirs and assigns all such commonage and rights to common in, upon and over all or any of the wastes and commonable lands of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, as the copyholder or any person or persons through whom he claims, held, enjoyed or was entitled to in respect of and as appurtenant to all or any of the said hereditaments hereby enfranchised or intended so to be, and the freehold and inheritance of all such commonable rights, as aforesaid, in the same or the like manner, as the copyholder or his customary heirs could have used or exercised the same, if the said hereditaments had not been enfranchised. To hold the said premises, lastly hereinbefore granted or intended so to be, unto and to the use of the copyholder, his heirs and assigns forever.
3.              The lord does hereby acknowledge the right of the copyholder to the production of the court rolls of the said manor so far as they relate to said hereditaments and premises hereby enfranchised.
4.              And it is hereby certified and declared that the transaction hereby effected does not form part of a larger transaction or a series of transactions, in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds £500.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Cyril Ashton Glover Moore in the presence of: H. P. Luter Wingate, Northfield, Droxford, Hants} C. A. G. Moore.

Examined E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

1st April 1921

 

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

The 1st day of April 1921.

Mr R. V. Monckton to Mr William F. Brabant and Mr William Bennett.
Conditional Surrender.
Stamp 6s 3d.
Stamp 2s: The manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire. We, William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, both of No. 7 Savile Place, Conduit Street in the county of London, gentlemen, do hereby acknowledge that we have received the sum of £350 in satisfaction of all principal money and interest owing to us in security of a conditional surrender, dated the 1st day of April 1921 and made to us, the said William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, by Richard Vause Monckton of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, of certain copyhold hereditaments, therein described, held of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire. And we hereby authorise and direct the steward of the said manor to enter satisfaction thereof on the court rolls of the said manor, and for so doing this shall be his sufficient warrant and authority. Dated this 14th day of October 1921, William F. Brabant, William Bennett. Witness to the signature of the said William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, J. A. Meadmore, solicitor, clerk to Messieurs Capron, No. 7 Savile Place, Conduit Street, solicitors.
Be it remembered that on the day, above mentioned, Richard Vause Monckton of Averham, Marsham Lane, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, gentleman, a copyhold or customary tenant of the said manor, came before Edmund Alliston Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor, and in consideration of the sum of £250 to the said Richard Vause Monckton paid by William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, both of 7 Savile Place, Conduit Street, in the county of London, gentlemen, out of money belonging to them on a joint account (the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged), did out of court surrender into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the said sub-deputy steward by the rod according to the custom of the said manor, all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of land, situate near the French Horn on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common, formerly in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter, but now in the parish of Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire within the said manor, containing one rood and six perches or thereabouts, and numbered 785 on the tithe map and terrier annexed thereto of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, together with the messuage or tenement and other buildings erected and built thereon known by the name of Heatherside and until the date of her death in the occupation of Mrs Elise Monckton and afterwards in the occupation of the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton, his wife, until the death of the said Ellen Monckton on the 13th day of February 1919, and since in the occupation of the said Richard Vause Monckton, to which hereditaments the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton were admitted joint tenants out of court on the 12th day of July 1918, to the use of the said William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, their heirs and assigns forever at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject, nevertheless, to a certain other conditional surrender (duly enrolled on the court rolls of the said manor), dated the 12th day of July 1918 and made by the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton (since deceased) to the said William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett for securing the sum of £350 and interest, as therein mentioned. And also subject to this condition that, if the said Richard Vause Monckton, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns shall on the 12th day of July next transfer into the names of the said William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett the sum of £185 15s 8d five per cent war stock 1929-47, and pay to the said William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett, their executors, administrators or assigns the sum of £100 together with interest on £250 in the meantime at the rate of five per cent per annum, then this surrender is to be void and of no effect.
R. V. Monckton.
This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

Examined, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

19th May 1921

 

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

The 19th day of May 1921.

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at The George Inn, Chalfont St Peter, within the said manor on the 19th day of May 1921 before Edmund Alliston Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

The homage:
James Bates.                  
Herbert Joseph Coleman.

Freehold tenants presented.
At this court it is presented that Miss Helen Anne Hilton, a freehold tenant of this manor, who, whilst living, held to her and her 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. Whereupon happened to the lord a relief of one year’s rent and the said hereditaments thereupon devolved on her representatives (D. J. Pirie), who now holds the same.

It is also presented that Robert Harold Bonesey, a freehold tenant of this manor, who lately held to him and his heirs four cottages and appurtenances in the village of Chalfont St Peter within this manor known as Workhouse Cottage, now in the respective occupations of G. Drewett, G. Bolton, W. Lisley and Julia Lisley at the yearly rent of £4 10d, had since the last court held for this manor alienated the said cottages and appurtenances to Mrs Julia Bonesey, who now holds the same.

It is also presented that the National Society for the Employment of Epileptics, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, the representatives of William Freeman, Frederick Cullen, Noel Instone, Wheelers Wycombe Breweries Limited, the representatives of Walter Morford and Sarah Elizabeth Samworth are also freehold tenants of this manor under the several annual quit-rents or 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.

Encroachments presented.
And it is also presented at this court that the following easements are continued by the following persons, namely Herbert Joseph Coleman, Frederick George Cullen, Daniel Ryder, Arthur Percival Saunders, the representatives of John Brown, the Reverend John Matthew Glubb, the Uxbridge, Wycombe and District Gas Company, the Rickmansworth Valley Water Company, Lieutenant Colonel George C. Atkinson, John Green, William John Grierson, Thomas Westacott and Frederick Langstone.

It is also presented that an encroachment by Miss Dorothy Nutman by laying gas and water service pipes from Bull Lane over part of the lord’s waste at Austin Wood Common and also for carting materials for building purposes to the land belonging to the said Dorothy Nutman, together with a gateway for foot passengers only to open on to common had been allowed on payment of an annual quit-rent of 2s 6d, the said Dorothy Nutman undertaking to restore the common to former condition and make good any damage thereto.

Examined by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

14th October 1921


William F. Brabant and others to Mervyn George Drake.
Conveyance of copyholds known as Heatherside, Gerrards Cross, Bucks.
Stamp £12 10s. P. D. Stamp. U. 75528.
This indenture made the 14th day of October 1921 between William Frederick Braband of Savile Place, Conduit Street in the county of London, solicitor, and William Bennett of Savile Place, aforesaid, solicitor (hereinafter called the mortgagees), of the first part, the said William Frederick Braband, Frederick William Capron of Savile Place, aforesaid, solicitor, William Stanley Hutchins of the same place, solicitor, and the said William Bennett, all carrying on business in partnership under the style of Capron & Co. (hereinafter called Capron & Co.), of the second part, Harold John Nutt of 1 Station Approach, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, auctioneer, of the third part, John Bullard Harris of Heather View, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, of the fourth part, Thomas Gourlay of 29 Russell Square in the county of London, the trustee of the property of Richard Vause Monckton, a bankrupt (hereinafter called the official receiver), of the fifth part, and Mervyn George Drake of Glebe House, Pangbourne in the county of Berkshire, gentleman (hereinafter called the purchaser), of the sixth part.
Recital 1.
Whereas the hereditaments hereinafter described are copyhold of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and on the 12th day of July 1918 the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton, his wife, were admitted as tenants thereof. To hold unto and to the use of them, their heirs and assigns as joint tenants.
Recital 2.
And whereas by an indenture of mortgage (hereinafter called the mortgage), dated the 12th day of July 1918 and made between the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton of the one part and the mortgagees of the other part, the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton covenanted with the mortgagees that they would surrender to the lord of the said manor the said hereditaments to the use of the mortgagees and their heirs according to the custom of the said manor and subject to the usual proviso for making void the said surrender on payment by the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton to the mortgagees of the sum of £350 and interest thereon, as therein mentioned.
Recital 3.
And whereas on the 12th day of July 1918 the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton surrendered the said hereditaments into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of his sub-deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor to the use of the mortgagees and their heirs at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, subject to a condition for making void such surrender on payment to the mortgagees of the said sum of £350 and interest thereon, as therein mentioned.
Recital 4.
And whereas the said Ellen Monckton died on the 13th day of February 1919.
Recital 5.
And whereas by two indentures (hereinafter with the hereinafter mentioned indenture of the 11th day of January 1921 referred to as “the further charges”), dated respectively the 11th day of March 1919 and the 27th day of December 1919, and both made between the said Richard Vause Monckton of the one part and the mortgagees of the other part, the said Richard Vause Monckton charged the said hereditaments with the payment to the mortgagees of the further sums of £60 and £40 respectively and interest thereon, as therein mentioned.
Recital 6.
And whereas by an indenture, dated the 11th day of January 1921 and made between the said Richard Vause Monckton of the one part and the mortgagees of the other part, the said Richard Vause Monckton charged the said hereditaments with the transfer to the mortgagees of the sum of £185 15s 8d five per cent war stock 1929/1947 and with the payment to them of interest on the sum of £150, as therein mentioned.
Recital 7.
And whereas on the 1st day of April 1921 the said Richard Vause Monckton surrendered the said hereditaments into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands of his sub-deputy steward according to the custom of the said manor to the use of the mortgagees, their heirs and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor, subject to the hereinbefore recited conditional surrender of the 12th day of July 1918, and also subject to a condition for making void the surrender now in recital on transfer to the mortgagees of the said sum of £185 15s 8d stock and payment of the sum of £100 (being the aggregate of the said sums of £60 and £40) and interest on the sum of £250, as therein mentioned.
Recital 8.
And whereas by memorandum, dated the 11th day of January 1921 under the hand of the said Richard Vause Monckton and addressed to Capron & Co, the said Richard Vause Monckton charged the said hereditaments with the payment of all costs, charges, disbursements and expenses already incurred or thereafter to be incurred in respect of professional and other services rendered to him by them together with interest, as therein mentioned.
Recital 9.
And whereas by memorandum, dated the 23rd day of February 1921 under the hand of the said Richard Vause Monckton and addressed to Capron and Co., the said Richard Vause Monckton charged the said hereditaments with the payment of the sum of £10 and further advances to be made to him by Capron & Co., together with interest thereon, as therein mentioned.
Recital 10.
And whereas by memorandum, dated the 11th day of May 1921 under the hand of the said Richard Vause Monckton and addressed to the said Harold John Nutt, the said Richard Vause Monckton charged the said hereditaments with payment to the said Harold John Nutt of the sum of £57 10s and interest, as therein mentioned.
Recital 11.
And whereas by an indenture, dated the 12th day of May 1921 and made between the said Richard Vause Monckton of the one part and the said John Bullard Harriss of the other part, and the said Richard Vause Monckton covenanted with the said John Bullard Harriss to surrender the said hereditaments to the lord of the said manor according to the custom thereof to the use of the said John Bullard Harriss, his heirs and assigns, subject to the usual proviso for making void the said surrender on payment by the said Richard Vause Monckton to the said John Bullard Harris of the sum of £301 5s 9d and interest thereon, as therein mentioned.
Recital 12.
And whereas no surrender has been made in pursuance of the last foregoing covenant.
Recital 13.
And whereas the said Richard Vause Monckton agreed to sell the said hereditaments to the purchaser free from encumbrances for an estate of inheritance according to the custom of the said manor at the price of £1,250.
Recital 14.
And whereas by an order of the county court of Berkshire held at Windsor in bankruptcy, dated the 3rd day of September 1921, the said Richard Vause Monckton was duly adjudicated a bankrupt, and the official receiver is the trustee of the estate and effects of the said Richard Vause Monckton.
Recital 15.
And whereas the principal sums of £350, £60 and £40 (and the sum of £166 15s 8d, being the sum on the date hereof required to purchase £185 15s 8d five per cent war stock 1929/1947) are owing to the mortgagees for principal on the security of the mortgage and the further charges, together with the sum of £49 13s and 9d for interest and costs, making together the sum of £666 8s 11d.
Recital 16.
And whereas the sum of £399 19s 9d is due to Capron & Co. on their said charges, the sum of £58 10s 6d is due to the said Harold John Nutt on his said charge, and the sum of £306 12s 6d is due to the said John Bullard Harris on his said charge.
Recital 17.
And whereas is has been agreed that on payment of the sums of £666 8s 11d to the mortgagees, £368 19s 8d to Capron & Co., £58 10s 6d to the said Harold John Nutt, and £106 11d to the said John Bullard Harris, and £50 to the official receiver, the parties hereto of the first five parts shall join in these presents in manner, hereinafter appearing, and that immediately after the execution hereof satisfaction of the said conditional surrender shall be entered up on the rolls of the said manor. Now this indenture witnesses that in pursuance of the said agreements and in consideration of the sum of £1,250 on or before the execution hereof paid by the purchaser as to £666 8s 11d, part thereof to the mortgagees (the receipt whereof they hereby acknowledge), as to £368 19s 8d, further part thereof to Capron & Co (the receipt whereof they hereby acknowledge), as to £58 10s 6d, further part thereof to the said Harold John Nutt (the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges), as to £106 11d, further part thereof to the said John Bullard Harris (the receipt whereof he hereby acknowledges), and as to £50, the balance thereof to the official receiver (the payment and receipt of which several sums, making together the aggregate purchase money of £1,250, the official receiver hereby acknowledges), the official receiver as trustee does hereby appoint and the parties hereto of the first four parts as mortgagees at the request of the official receiver do hereby release all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of land, situate near the French Horn on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common, formerly in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter, but now in the parish of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire, within the said manor, containing one rood and six perches or thereabouts, and numbered 785 on the tithe map and terrier annexed thereto of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, together with the messuage or tenement and other buildings erected and built thereon known by the name of Heatherside, and now or until recently in the occupation of the said Richard Vause Monckton. To the use of the purchaser and his heirs 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, discharged from all money, stock and interest secured by and all claims and demands under the hereinbefore recited mortgage and charges or any of them.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written, William F. Brabant, William Bennett, F. W. Capron, William Stanley Hitchins, Harold J. Nutt, John Bullard Harris, Thomas Gourlay.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Frederick Brabant in the presence of J. A. Meadmore, solicitor, clerk to Messieurs Capron & Co., 7 Savile Place, Conduit Street, W1, solicitors.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named William Bennett in the presence of J. A. Meadmore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Frederick William Capron in the presence of J. A. Meadmore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above named William Stanley Hitchins in the presence of J. A. Meadmore.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Harold J. Nutt in the presence of Godfrey G. Loveday, Landsdown Road, Chalfont St Peter, clerk.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named John Bullard Harris in the presence of Allan F. Marshall, solicitor, 197 Edgware Road, London.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the above-named Thomas Gourlay in the presence of P. Lemon, 29 Russell Square, chief clerk to official receiver.

Examined by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

26th November 1921

 

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


The 26th day of November 1921;


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I certify that the original conveyance is duly stamped, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.
Whereas out of court on the 12th day of July 1918 Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton, his wife, both of Heatherside, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire,
were duly admitted as joint tenants under the will of Elise Monckton, dated the 21
st day of April 1917, to all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of land, situate near the French Horn on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common, formerly in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter, but now in the parish of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire within this manor, containing one rood and six perches or thereabouts and numbered 785 on the tithe map and terrier annexed thereto of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, together with the messuage or tenement and other buildings erected and built thereon known by the name of Heatherside, and then in the occupation of the said Richard Vause Monckton. And whereas the said Ellen Monckton died on the 13th day of February 1919. And whereas by an order of bankruptcy of the county court of Berkshire, held at Windsor, dated the 3rd day of September 1921, the said Richard Vause Monckton was duly adjudicated a bankrupt, and the official receiver is the trustee of the estate and effects of the said Richard Vause Monckton. And whereas there has been presented to the steward of the said manor an indenture of conveyance, dated the 14th day of October 1921 and made between William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett of the first part, the said William Frederick Brabant, Frederick William Capron, William Stanley Hitchins and the said William Bennett, all carrying on business in partnership under the style of Capron and Company (thereinafter called Capron and Company), of the second part, Harold John Nutt of the third part, John Bullard Harris of the fourth part, Thomas Gourlay, the trustee of the property of Richard Vause Monckton, a bankrupt (thereinafter called the official receiver), of the fifth part, and Mervyn George Drake (thereinafter called the purchaser) of the sixth part, which has been duly entered on the court rolls of the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, by which said indenture the before mentioned copyhold hereditaments, described therein as all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of land, situate near the French Horn on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common, formerly in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter, but now in the parish of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire within the said manor, containing one rood and six perches or thereabouts, and numbered 785 on the tithe map and terrier annexed thereto of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, together with the messuage or tenement and other buildings erected and built thereon known by the name of Heatherside, and now or until recently in the occupation of the said Richard Vause Monckton, were appointed by the official receiver as trustee and released by the parties thereto of the first four parts as mortgagees to the use of the purchaser and his heirs 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, discharged from all money, stock and interest secured by and all claims and demands under the thereinbefore recited mortgage and charges or any of them.

Admission of Mervyn George Drake.[42]
Rent 6s. Fine £47.
Now be it remembered that out of court on 26th day of November 1921 the said Mervyn George Drake of Glebe House, Pangbourne in the county of Berkshire, gentleman, in his own proper person came before Edmund Alliston Wingrove, the sub-deputy steward of the said manor, and prayed to be admitted tenant to all the said copyhold or customary hereditaments, of which the said Richard Vause Monckton and Ellen Monckton were admitted joint tenants, as aforesaid, and so appointed and released to him, the said Mervyn George Drake, by the said indenture of the 14th day of October 1921, as aforesaid. To whom the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of his said sub-deputy steward grants seisin thereof by the rod. To hold the said copyhold or customary hereditaments unto and to the use of the said Mervyn George Drake, 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 of Chalfont St Peter at and under 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 so thereof to be had in the said copyhold or customary hereditaments, as appears in the margin, and is admitted tenant thereof accordingly, but his fealty is respited, because, etc.

E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

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


Mervyn George Drake to the public trustee.
Conditional surrender.
Stamp 12s 6d.
I certify that the original conditional surrender is duly stamped, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.
Stamp 2s 6d. I, the undersigned the public trustee, hereby acknowledge that I have this 2nd day of June 1927 received the sum of £500 representing the principal money secured by the within-written mortgage, together with all interest and costs, the payment having been made by the mortgager Mervyn George Drake. In witness whereof  I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 2nd day of June 1927. J. H. Higgins for the public trustee. The seal of the public trustee.
Sealed with the official seal of the public trustee in the presence of L. M. Servell, civil servant, public trustee department, Kingsway, WC2.
Sealed with the official seal of the public trustee and authenticated by the signature of John Henry Edward Higgins in pursuance of the public trustee rules 1916 and of a deed poll under the hand and official seal of the public trustee, dated the 2nd June 1920.
Be it remembered that on the 26th day of November 1921 Mervyn George Drake of Glebe House, Pangbourne in the county of Berkshire, gentleman (hereinafter called “the mortgager”), came before Edmund Alliston Wingrove of Beaconsfield in the county of Buckinghamshire, sub-deputy steward of the said manor, out of court, and in consideration of the sum of £500 to the mortgager paid by the public trustee (hereinafter called “the mortgagee”), surrendered by the rod into the hands of the lord of the said manor by the hands and acceptance of the sub-deputy steward in accordance with the custom of the said manor all that copyhold or customary piece or parcel of land, situate near the French Horn on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common, formerly in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter, but now in the parish of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire within this manor, containing one rood and six poles or thereabouts, and numbered 785 on the tithe map and terrier annexed thereto of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, together with the messuage or tenement and other buildings erected and built thereon known by the name of Heatherside and now in the occupation of the mortgager, to the use of the mortgagee, his successors and assigns at the will of the lord according to the custom of the said manor by and under the rents, fines, suits and services therefore due and of right accustomed, subject, nevertheless, to this condition that, if the mortgager or the persons desiring title under him shall on the 25th day of March 1925 pay to the mortgagee or the persons desiring title under him the sum of £500 with interest thereon at the rate of £6 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 accepted, M. G. Drake.
This surrender was taken and accepted the day and year, first above-written, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the manor.

Examined by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

25th November 1925

 

 

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

 

The 25th day of November 1925.

 

The general court baron and customary court of the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore, lord of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, held at the George Inn at Chalfont St Peter within this manor on the 25th day of November 1925 before the lord of the said manor.

The homage: Mr Herbert Joseph Coleman, sworn

At this court it is presented that Mrs Julia Bonsey, a freehold tenant of this manor, who lately held to her and her heirs four cottages and appurtenances in the village of Chalfont St Peter within this manor, and now or heretofore known as Workhouse Cottages, and now or lately in the respective occupations of D. Drewitt, G. Bolton, W. Lisley and Julia Lisley at the yearly rent of £4 10d, has since the last court held for this manor alienated the said cottages and appurtenances to W. J. Parker, who now holds the same under the annual quit-rent as heretofore paid for the same, and owes suit and services to the lord according to the custom of the said manor.

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And at this court it is also presented that the representatives of Walter Morford, freehold tenants of this manor, who lately held an estate called Roughwood within this manor at the yearly rent of 19s, had since the last court held for the manor alienated the said estate to H. M. Parsons, who now holds the same under the annual quit-rent as heretofore paid for the same, and owes suit and service to the lord according to the custom of the said manor.

And at this court it is also presented that the National Society for Epileptics, the vicar of Chalfont St Peter, Frederick George Cullen, Wheelers Wycombe Breweries Limited, W. J. Pirie, the representatives of Sarah Elizabeth Samworth are freehold tenants of this manor under the several annual quit-rents as heretofore paid for the same and owe suit and service to the lord of this manor according to the custom of the said manor.

And it is also present at this court that the following easements are continued by the following persons, namely Herbert Joseph Coleman, Frederick George Cullen, Arthur Percival Saunders, Bessie B. Hobbs, formerly Elizabeth Brown, the Uxbridge Gas Company, the Rickmansworth and Uxbridge Water Company, John Green, Mrs M. H. Grierson, Thomas Westacott, Frederick Langstone and Miss Dorothy Nutman.

And at this court it is also presented that James Bates, a copyhold or customary tenant of this manor, died on the 11th day of November 1924, and since the last court held for this manor 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 afterwards of Sarah Kemp, together with the rights, members and appurtenances thereof belonging, to which the said James Bates was admitted tenant on the 10th day of June 1891, whereupon happened to the lord of this manor a heriot and thereupon this first proclamation is made for the customary heir or other person claiming right or title to the said hereditaments to come into court an take admittance thereto.

C. A. G. Moore, lord of the manor.

 

15th June 1928


[29]
I, Ethel Binder of Breezemount, Austen Way, Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire (the wife of Robert Binder), as the surviving personal representative of James Bates, late of Gerrards Cross, aforesaid, deceased, Arthur Bates, the other personal representative of the said James Bates having died on the 16th day of May 1928, do hereby as such surviving personal representative assent to the vesting in myself, the said Ethel Binder, of all that copyhold house, garden and premises, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire, for an estate in fee simple.
As witness my hand this 15th day of June 1928, Ethel Binder.
Witness to the signature of the said Ethel Binder, Mary Casey, Breezemount, Gerrards Cross, nurse.

I, Edmund Alliston Wingrove, the sub-deputy steward of the manor of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, in pursuance of the provisions of section 129 of the Law of Property Act 1922 hereby certify that the above-written assurance of enfranchised land held of the said manor was produced to me before the expiration of six months from the date of its execution.

Dated this 25th day of June 1928, E. A. Wingrove

 

29th October 1931

 

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

 

Compensation agreement.[42]
Revd. C. A. G. Moore and others to Mervin George Drake.
Original stamped 17s 6d.
Duplicate stamped 5s and denoted.
[Margin]: Moorgate E.C.2. Compared with original No. 9418. Original stamped 17s 6d. G. P. Gentleman.
This compensation agreement is made the 29th day of October 1931 between the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, lord of the above-mentioned manor (hereinafter called “the lord”) of the first part, James Baily Gibson of Beaconsfield in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire, and Henry Edward Harrison of Welshpool in the county of Montgomery, esquire (hereinafter called “the manor trustees”), of the second part, and Mervin George Drake of Heatherside, Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire, esquire (hereinafter called “the purchaser”), of the third part.
Whereas:
1)              By a vesting deed (hereinafter called “the manor deed”), dated the 29th day of July 1926 and made between the manor trustees of the one part and the lord of the other part, for giving effect to the requirements of the Settled Land Act 1923, the manor trustees declared that first all and singular the freehold property, mentioned in the third schedule to the manor deed, and secondly all other (if any) the properties, rights and interests capable of being vested by that declaration and comprised in the disentailing assurance, therein referred to (except such parts thereof as had been released from the family charge created by that deed), were vested in the lord in fee simple and that he should stand possessed of the said properties upon the trusts and subject to the powers and provisions, upon and subject to which under the said disentailing assurance or otherwise the same ought to be held from time to time, and declared that the manor trustees were the trustees for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925 of the settlement created by the said disentailing assurance.
2)              The properties, rights, and interests capable of being vested by the said declaration, contained in the manor deed and comprised in the said disentailing assurance and not released from the family charge created by that deed, comprised the said manor.
3)              The lord was at the date of the manor deed the tenant for life under the said settlement and the manor trustees were the then trustees of the settlement of the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925.
4)              As appears from the third schedule hereto the purchaser is seised in fee simple in possession of the land mentioned in the first schedule hereto (formerly copyhold of the said manor), subject to the rights reserved to the lord by the Law of Property Act 1922 and to the manorial incidents saved by the said act and intended to be hereby extinguished, but otherwise free from encumbrances.
Now this agreement, pursuant to the Law of Property Act 1922, witnesses and it is hereby declared, as follows:
1)              The compensation for the extinguishment of the manorial incidents saved by Part V of the said act affecting the land, mentioned in the first schedule hereto, and of the rights of the lord in or to any mines and minerals in or under the said land and of the sporting and all other rights, easements, privileges, liberties, powers, appurtenances, franchises or royalties affecting the same, preserved by the twelfth schedule to that act, or to which the lord is or the manor trustees are entitled, shall be the sum of £165 19s 4d with interest thereon, payable half yearly at the rate of £5 10s per centum per annum from the date hereof, until paid.
2)              The lord, who has the custody of the documents mentioned in the second schedule hereto, hereby acknowledges the right of the purchaser to production of the documents mentioned in the second schedule hereto and to delivery of copies thereof, and hereby undertakes for the safety thereof.
3)              The purchaser hereby acknowledges the right of the lord to production of the documents mentioned in the third schedule hereto and to delivery of copies thereof, and hereby undertakes for the safe custody thereof.
4)              The steward’s compensation and all costs and expenses paid or incurred by the lord and recoverable from the purchaser in respect of this extinguishment have been included in the compensation money, aforesaid.
5)              The fees of counsel, Mr Charles D. Myles, £12 3s 6d in connection with this agreement and the statutory declaration of the lord in accordance with section 138 (5) (ii) (iii) of the Law of Property Act 1922, shall be paid as to one moiety by the lord and the manor trustees and as to one moiety by the purchaser.
6)              It is hereby certified that the transaction hereby effected does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transactions, in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds £500.
As witness the hands of the said parties hereto, the day and year, first above-written.

The first schedule above referred to:
All that piece or parcel of land, situate near the French Horn on the east side of Gerrards Cross Common, formerly in the ancient parish of Chalfont St Peter, but now in the parish of Gerrards Cross in the county of Buckinghamshire within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, containing one rood and six perches or thereabouts, and numbered 785 on the tithe map and terrier annexed thereto of the said parish of Chalfont St Peter, together with the messuage or tenement and other buildings erected and built thereon and known by the name of Heatherside, formerly in the occupation of Richard Vause Monckton, but now of the purchaser.

The second schedule above referred to:
Particulars of documents relating to the title to the said manor and retained by the lord.
Court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and books of every description relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of the said manor.
Indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore, the eldest son of the said Mary Moore, and Edward Moore, of the one part, and Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the other part.
Indenture (being the above mentioned disentailing assurance), dated the 19th day of February 1915 and made between the lord of the first part, Rosalie Sarah Moore, widow, of the second part, Edmund Walter Wimperis and Charles Brooks of the third part, George Rowland Devereux Harrison of the fourth part, and George Devereux Harrison and the above-named James Baily Gibson of the fifth part.
Indenture dated the 10th day of February 1918 and made between the lord of the first part, the above-named James Baily Gibson of the second part, and the above-named Henry Edward Harrison of the third part.
The above-recited vesting deed of the 29th day of July 1926.

The third schedule above referred to:
Particulars of documents relating to the said land and retained by the purchaser.

14th October 1921.           Indenture of conveyance of this date made between William Frederick Brabant and William Bennett of the first part, the said William Frederick Brabant, Frederick William Capron, William Stanley Hitchins and the said William Bennett of the second part, Harold John Nutt of the third part, John Bullard Harris of the fourth part, Thomas Gourlay of the fifth part, and the purchaser of the sixth part, entered on the court rolls of the said manor.

26th November 1921.       Admission pursuant to surrender of this date of the purchaser as tenant of the land, mentioned in the first schedule hereto, to hold unto and to the use of the purchaser, his heirs and assigns forever.

26th November 1921.        Conditional surrender by the purchaser to the public trustee in consideration of £500 pursuant to mortgage of the 26th November 1921.

1st January 1926. By virtue of the Law of Property Act 1922, twelfth schedule, and the Law of Property Act 1925, first schedule, part II, the said land became vested in the purchaser in fee simple subject to the rights of the lord and to the manorial incidents and to the said mortgage of 26th November 1921.

2nd June 1927.     Receipt by the public trustee from the purchaser of the said sum of £500 endorsed on the said mortgage.

3rd June 1927.     Certificate by the steward of the said manor of production of the said receipt pursuant to Law of Property Act 1925, Section 129.

Signed by the above-named Mervin George Drake in the presence of Marjorie Druce, 43 Prince of
Wales Mano. S. W. 11, spinster: M. G. Drake.

 

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

Receipt endorsed on original of the above agreement.
1.              The within-named lord of the said manor and the within-named manor trustees hereby respectively acknowledge that all rents, fines, reliefs, heriots, fees and dues (including fees payable to stewards), payable in respect of the land referred to in the within agreement, have been duly discharged.
2.              The said manor trustees with the consent of the said lord hereby acknowledge the receipt of the compensation money by the within-written agreement agreed to be paid, and the said lord acknowledges that all interest (if any) due thereon has been paid.

Dated this 29th day of October 1931.
C. A. G. Moore.
J. Baily Gibson.
H. E. Harrison.

Examined, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

26th May 1632

 

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

 

Compensation agreement.[29]
Reverend C. A. G. Moore to Ethel Binder.
Original stamped 6d.
Duplicate stamped 6d.
This compensation agreement is made the 26th day of May 1932 between the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, lord of the above-mentioned manor (hereinafter called “the lord”) of the one part, and Ethel Binder (the wife of Robert Binder) of Bidarrary, Duke’s Wood Avenue, Gerrards Cross in the said county of Buckinghamshire, (hereinafter called “the purchaser”), of the other part.
Whereas:
1)              By a vesting deed (hereinafter called “the manor deed”), dated the 29th day of July 1926 and made between James Baily Gibson and Henry Edward Harrison (thereinafter called “the trustees”) of the one part, and the lord of the other part, for giving effect to the requirement of the Settled Land Act 1925, the trustees declared that first all and singular the freehold property, mentioned in the third schedule to the manor deed, and secondly all other (if any) the properties, rights and interests capable of being vested by that declaration and comprised in the disentailing assurance therein referred to (except such parts thereof as had been released from the family charge created by that deed), were vested in the lord in fee simple and that he should stand possessed of the said properties upon the trusts and subject to the powers and provisions, upon and subject to which under the said disentailing assurance or otherwise the same ought to be held from time to time, and declared that the trustees were the trustees for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925 of the settlement created by the said disentailing assurance.
2)              The properties, rights and interests capable of being vested by the said declaration contained in the manor deed and comprised in the said disentailing assurance and not released from the family charge, created by that deed, comprised the said manor.
3)              The lord was at the date of the manor deed the tenant for life under the said settlement and the trustees were the then trustees of the settlement of the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925.
4)              By a deed of discharge, dated the 12th day of February 1932 and made between the trustees of the one part and the lord of the other part, supplemental to the manor deed, and in pursuance of Section 17 of the Settled Land Act 1925, the trustees thereby declared that they were discharged from the trust created by the settlement referred to in the manor deed, so far as regards the properties and rights comprised therein.
5)              As appears from the third schedule hereto the purchaser is seised in fee simple in possession of the land mentioned in the first schedule hereto (formerly copyhold of the said manor), subject to the rights reserved to the lord by the Law of Property Act 1922 and to the manorial incidents saved by the said act and intended to be hereby extinguished, but otherwise free from encumbrances.

Now this agreement pursuant to the Law of Property Act 1922 witnesses and it is hereby declared, as follows:
1)              The compensation for the extinguishment of the manorial incidents, saved by Part V of the said act, affecting the land, mentioned in the first schedule hereto, and of the rights of the lord in or to any mines and minerals in or under the said land and of the sporting and all other rights, easements, privileges, liberties, powers, appurtenances, franchises or royalties affecting the same, preserved by the twelfth schedule to that act, or to which the lord is entitled, shall be the sum of £47 10s with interest thereon, payable half yearly at the rate of £5 10s per centum per annum from the date hereof, until paid.
2)              The lord, who has the custody of the documents mentioned in the second schedule hereto, hereby acknowledges the right of the purchaser to production of the documents, mentioned in the second schedule hereto, and to delivery of copies thereof, and hereby undertakes for the safe custody thereof.
3)              The purchaser hereby acknowledges the right of the lord to production of the documents, mentioned in the third schedule hereto, and to delivery of copies thereof, and hereby undertakes for the safe custody thereof.
4)              The steward’s compensation and all costs and expenses paid or incurred by the lord and recoverable from the purchaser in respect of this extinguishment have been included in the compensation money, aforesaid.
5)              It is hereby certified that the transaction, hereby effected, does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transactions, in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds £500.

As witness the hands of the said parties hereto, the day and year, first above-written.

The first schedule above referred to:

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, afterwards of Sarah Kemp, and lately of Alfred Henry Harriss.

The second schedule above referred to:

Particulars of documents relating to the title to the said manor and retained by the lord.

Court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and books of every description relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of the said manor.
Indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore, the eldest son of the said Mary Moore, and Edward Moore, of the one part, and Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the other part.
Indenture (being the above-mentioned disentailing assurance), dated the 19th day of February 1915 and made between the lord of the first part, Rosalie Sarah Moore, widow, of the second part, Edmund Walter Wimperis and Charles Brooks of the third part, George Rowland Devereux Harrison of the fourth part, and George Devereux Harrison and the above-named James Baily Gibson of the fifth part.
Indenture, dated the 10th day of February 1918 and made between the lord of the first part, the above-named James Baily Gibson of the second part, and the above-named Henry Edward Harrison of the third part.
The above-recited vesting deed of the 29th day of July 1926.
The above-recited deed of discharge of the 12th day of February 1932.

The third schedule above referred to:

Particulars of documents relating to the said land and retained by the purchaser.

 

27th April 1891.               Deed of bargain and sale of this date made between Jane Cecilia Hart of the one part and James Bates of the other part.
10th June 1891.               Admission pursuant to said bargain and sale of this date of the said James Bates.
29th January 1925.          Probate of will of the said James Bates.
15th June 1928.               Assent to devise of the premises to the purchaser of this date.

Ethel Binder.
Signed by the said Ethel Binder in the presence of Winifred L. King, 2 Dukes Wood Avenue, Gerrards Cross: witness.
C. A. G. Moore.
Signed by the said Cyril Ashton Glover Moore in the presence of E. W. Neale, solicitor, Chalfont St
Peter.

 

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

Receipt endorsed on original of above agreement.
1.              The within-named lord of the said manor hereby acknowledges that all rents, fines, reliefs, heriots, fees and dues (including fees payable to stewards), payable in respect of the land referred to in the within agreement have been duly discharged.
2.              The said lord hereby acknowledges the receipt of the compensation money by the within-written agreement agreed to be paid and that all interest (if any) due thereon has been paid.

Dated this 24th day of May 1932.
C. A. G. Moore (over 2nd stamp).

Examined, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

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


Easements.
The following manorial incidents have been duly extinguished namely:

15th August 1938. Miss Dorothy Nutman.
A quit-rent of 2s 6d per annum in respect of an easement over the lord’s wasteland of the said manor to the premises known as Windward, situate in Bull Lane within the said manor, the property of Miss Nutman.

13th December 1933. Mrs Bessie B. Hobbs.
A quit-rent of 1s 6d per annum in respect of an easement over the lord’s wasteland of the said manor to the premises, situate and known as Lansdown House, Chalfont St Peter, within the said manor, the property of Mrs Bessie B. Hobbs.

13th December 1933. Mr George Green.
A quit-rent of 1s 6d per annum in respect of an easement over the lord’s wasteland of the said manor to the premises, situate at Gravel Hill, Chalfont St Peter, within the said manor, the property of George Green.

22nd December 1933. Mrs Maggie Helen Grierson.
A quit-rent of 3s 6d per annum in respect of easements over the lord’s wasteland of the said manor to the premises, situate and known as Glencairn, Austen Wood Common, Chalfont St Peter, within the said manor, the property of Mrs Maggie Helen Grierson.

7th July 1933. Mr Henry Samworth.[F12]
Customary Freehold.
A quit-rent of 2d per annum in respect of a customary freehold, situate and known as Waterside, The Common, Gerrards Cross, within the said manor, the property of Mr Henry Samworth.

 

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

 

Compensation agreement.[F6]
Reverend C. A. G. Moore to the National Society for Epileptics.
This compensation agreement is made the 30th day of November 1933 between the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter, in the county of Buckinghamshire, lord of the above manor (hereinafter referred to as “the lord”), of the one part, and the National Society for Epileptics of Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster, London S. W. 1 (hereinafter referred to as “the society”), of the other part.

Whereas:
1)              The land and hereditaments, described in the schedule hereto, are freehold or customary freehold of the said manor and are subject to the payment to the lord of the free rent of £3 8d and a relief on every change.
2)              The society is the owner of the said land and hereditaments, described in the said schedule.

Now this agreement, pursuant to the Law of Property Act 1922, witnesses and it is hereby declared, as follows:
1)              The compensation for the extinguishment of free rents, reliefs and manorial incidents, saved by Part V of the said act, affecting the land and hereditaments, described in the said schedule, and of all rights, to which the lord may be entitled therein, shall be the sum of £60 13s 4d.
2)              It is hereby certified that the transaction hereby effected does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transactions, in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds £500.

As witness the hands of the said parties hereto, the day and year, first above-written.

The schedule above referred to:

All that farm and lands with the appurtenances known as Skippings Farm, situate in the parish of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, now in the possession and occupation of the society.
G. Penn Gaskell, secretary.
The National Society for Epileptics, Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, S. W.
Signed for and on behalf of the National Society for Epileptics in the presence of:
G. M. Roberts, Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, London, S. W. 1.

 

Receipt endorsed on original of above agreement.

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

1.              The within-named lord of the said manor hereby acknowledges that all rents, reliefs, fees and dues payable in respect of the land referred to in the within-written agreement have been duly discharged.
2.              The said lord hereby acknowledges the receipt of the compensation money by the within-written agreement agreed to be paid, and that all interest (if any) due thereon has been paid. Dated this 30th day of November 1933.

C. A. G. Moore by his attorney, Henry E. Harrison (over 2nd stamp)

Witness Hugh A. Williams

Examined by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the manor.

 

8th January 1934

 

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

 

Compensation agreement.[55]
Reverend C. A. G. Moore to Herbert Joseph Coleman.
This compensation agreement is made the 8th day of January 1934 between the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, lord of the above-mentioned manor (hereinafter called “the lord”), of the one part, and Herbert Joseph Coleman of Austenwood Common, Chalfont St Peter in the said county of Buckinghamshire (hereinafter called “the purchaser”), of the other part.
Whereas:
1)              By a vesting deed (hereinafter called “the manor deed”), dated the 29th day of July 1926 and made between James Baily Gibson and Henry Edward Harrison (thereinafter called “the trustees”) of the one part and the lord of the other part, for giving effect to the requirement of the Settled Land Act 1925, the trustees declared that first all and singular the freehold property, mentioned in the third schedule to the manor deed, and secondly all other (if any) the properties, rights and interests capable of being vested by that declaration and comprised in the disentailing assurance, therein referred to (except such parts thereof as has been released from the family charge created by that deed), were vested in the lord in fee simple, and that he should stand possessed of the said properties upon the trusts and subject to the powers and provisions, upon and subject to which under the said disentailing assurance or otherwise the same ought to be held from time to time, and declared that the trustees were the trustees for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925 of the settlement, created by the said disentailing assurance.
2)              The properties, rights and interests capable of being vested by the said declaration contained in the manor deed and comprised in the said disentailing assurance and not released from the family charge, created by that deed, comprised the said manor.
3)              The lord was at the date of the manor deed the tenant for life under the said settlement and the trustees were the then trustees of the settlement for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925.
4)              By a deed of discharge, dated the 12th day of February 1932 and made between the trustees of the one part and the lord of the other part, supplemental to the manor deed and in pursuance of section 17 of the Settled Land Act 1925, the trustees thereby declared that they were discharged from the trust created by the settlement referred to in the manor deed, so far as regards the properties and rights comprised therein.
5)              As appears from the third schedule hereto the purchaser is seised in fee simple in possession of the land, mentioned in the first schedule hereto (formerly copyhold of the said manor), subject to the rights reserved to the lord by the Law of Property Act 1922 and to the manorial incidents saved by the said act and intended to be hereby extinguished, but otherwise free from encumbrances.

Now this agreement, pursuant to the Law of Property Act 1922, witnesses and it is hereby declared, as follows:
1)              The compensation for the extinguishment of the manorial incidents, saved by Part V of the said act, affecting the land, mentioned in the first schedule hereto, and of the rights of the lord in or to any mines and minerals in or under the said land and of the sporting and all other rights, easements, privileges, liberties, powers, appurtenances, franchises or royalties affecting the same, preserved by the twelfth schedule to that act, or to which the lord is entitled, shall be the sum of £54 1s 8d with interest thereon, payable half yearly at the rate of £5 per centum per annum from the date hereof, until paid.
2)              The lord, who has the custody of the documents, mentioned in the second schedule hereto, hereby acknowledges the right of the purchaser to production of the documents, mentioned in the second schedule hereto and to delivery of copies thereto, and hereby undertakes for the safe custody thereof.
3)              The purchaser hereby acknowledges the right of the lord to production of the documents, mentioned in the third schedule hereto, and to delivery of copies thereof, and hereby undertakes for the safe custody thereof.
4)              The steward’s compensation and all costs and expenses paid or incurred by the lord and recoverable from the purchaser in respect of this extinguishment have been included in the compensation money, aforesaid.
5)              It is hereby certified that the transaction, hereby effected, does not form part of a larger  transaction or of a series of transactions, in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds £500.

As witness the hands of the said parties hereto, the day and year, first above-written.

The first schedule above referred to:
All that messuage or tenement, formerly two messuages, cottages or tenements, situate at Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, formerly in the occupation of William Newman and William Newman the younger, afterwards of Joseph Coleman, deceased, since of Elizabeth Coleman, deceased, then of [blank] Clarke and [blank] Elderfield and now of W. Elderfield only.

The second schedule above referred to:
Particulars of documents relating to the title to the said manor and retained by the lord.

Court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and books of every description relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of the said manor.
Indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore, the eldest son of the said Mary Moore, and Edward Moore of the one part, and Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the other part.
Indenture (being the above-mentioned disentailing assurance), dated the 19th day of February 1915 and made between the lord of the first part, Rosalie Sarah Moore, widow, of the second part, Edmund Walter Wimperis and Charles Brooks of the third part, George Rowland Devereux Harrison of the fourth part, and George Devereux Harrison and the above-named James Baily Gibson of the fifth part.
Indenture, dated the 10th day of February 1918 and made between the lord of the first part, the above-named James Baily Gibson of the second part, and the above-named Henry Edward Harrison of the third part.
The above-recited vesting deed of the 29th day of July 1926.
The above-recited deed of discharge of the 12th day of February 1932.

The third schedule above referred to:
Particulars of documents relating to the said property and retained by the purchaser.

 

15th June 1907.                Admission of this date of Herbert Joseph Coleman and Annie Eliza Ranschaert under will of Joseph Coleman, deceased.

3rd August 1916.               Bargain and sale of this date: Francois Joseph Alphonse Ranschaert and Turberville Smith to Herbert Joseph Coleman.

25th September 1916.       Admission of this date of the said Herbert Joseph Coleman pursuant to the said bargain and sale.
Signed by the said Cyril Ashton Glover Moore by his attorney, Henry Edward Harrison, in the presence of Hugh A. Williams, clerk to Messieurs Harrison and Sons, solicitors, Welshpool: C. A. G. Moore by his attorney, Henry E. Harrison.

Receipt endorsed on original agreement.

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

1.              The within-named lord of the said manor hereby acknowledges that all rents, fines, reliefs, heriots, fees and dues (including fees payable to stewards), payable in respect of the property referred to in the within-written agreement, have been duly discharged.
2.              The said lord hereby acknowledges the receipt of the compensation money by the within-written agreement agreed to be paid and that all interest (if any) due thereon has been paid.
Dated this 8th day of January 1934. C. A. G. Moore by his attorney (over 2nd stamp), Henry E. Harrison.

Examined by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

Easements and customary freeholds.
The following manorial incidents have been duly extinguished, namely:

8th January 1934. Herbert J. Coleman.
A quit-rent of 6d per annum in respect of an easement over the lord’s wasteland of the said manor to the premises, situate at Austen Wood Common within the said manor, the property of Herbert Joseph Coleman.

19th September 1935. Herbert M. Parsons.[F16]
A quit-rent of 19s in respect of a customary freehold, situate and known as Roughwood within this manor, the property of Herbert Martin Parsons, and payable annually at Michaelmas.

21st September 1935. Frederick Cullen.[F15]
A quit-rent of 6d per annum in respect of a customary freehold, situate and known as Latchmoor, Gerrards Cross, within this manor, the property of Frederick Cullen; also a further quit-rent of 2s per annum in respect of an easement attaching to the same property over the lord’s wasteland within the said manor.

24th October 1935. Uxbridge Gas Company.
A quit-rent of 5s per annum in respect of an easement over the lord’s wasteland of the said manor at Gerrards Cross within the said manor.

9th December 1935. Vicar of Chalfont St Peter.[F14]
Received this 9th day of December 1935 of and from the governors of Queen Anne’s Bounty on behalf of the Reverend Alexander Cameron McKenzie, incumbent of the benefice of the vicarage of Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire and diocese of Oxford, the sum of £5 in full satisfaction and discharge of the lord’s compensation for extinguishment of the manorial incident, being a quit-rent of 5s per annum in respect of a customary freehold estate attached to the vicarage of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, within the said manor of Chalfont St Peter, the property of the incumbent for the time being of the benefice of Chalfont St Peter, aforesaid, the payment having been made by the said governors out of a fund within hands belonging to the said benefice.
£5.

E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

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

 

Compensation agreement.[20]
Reverend C. A. G. Moore to John Kemp Montague Laughton.
This compensation agreement is made the 9th day of December 1935 between the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire, lord of the above-mentioned manor (hereinafter called ‘the lord’), of the one part, and John Kemp Montague Laughton of 46 Errwood Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, gentleman (hereinafter called ‘the purchaser’), of the other part.
Whereas:
1)              By a vesting deed (hereinafter called the manor deed), dated the 29th day of July 1926 and made between James Baily Gibson and Henry Edward Harrison (thereinafter called ‘the trustees’) of the one part, and the lord of the other part, for giving effect to the requirement of the Settled Land Act 1925, the trustees declared that first all and singular the freehold property, mentioned in the third schedule to the manor deed, and secondly all other (if any) the properties, rights and interests capable of being vested by that declaration and comprised in the disentailing assurance, therein referred to (except such parts thereof as had been released from the family charge created by that deed), were vested in the lord in fee simple, and that he should stand possessed of the said properties upon the trusts and subject to the powers and provisions, upon and subject to which under the said disentailing assurance or otherwise the same ought to be held from time to time, and declared that the trustees were the trustees for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925 of the settlement created by the said disentailing assurance.
2)              The properties, rights and interests capable of being vested by the said declaration contained in the manor deed and comprised in the said disentailing assurance and not released from the family charge, created by that deed, comprised the said manor.
3)              The lord was at the date of the manor deed the tenant for life under the said settlement and the trustees were the then trustees of the settlement for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925.
4)              By a deed of discharge, dated the 12th day of February 1932 and made between the trustees of the one part and the lord of the other part, supplemental to the manor deed and in pursuance of section 17 of the Settled Land Act 1925, the trustees thereby declared that they were discharged from the trust, created by the settlement referred to in the manor deed, so far as regards the properties and rights comprised therein.
5)              As appears from the third schedule hereto, the purchaser is seised of the property, mentioned in the first schedule hereto (formerly copyhold of the said manor), upon the trusts declared concerning the same by the will of Mary Anne Montague, deceased, dated the 15th day of November 1890 and duly enrolled, subject to the rights reserved to the lord by the Law of Property Act 1922 and to the manorial incidents saved by the said act and intended to be hereby extinguished, but otherwise free from encumbrances; James Swift the younger, the other trustee, admitted on the rolls with the purchaser having died on the 26th day of March 1931.

Now this agreement, pursuant to the Law of Property Act 1922, witnesses and it is hereby declared, as follows:
1)              The compensation for the extinguishment of the manorial incidents, saved by Part V of the said act, affecting the land, mentioned in the first schedule hereto, and of the rights of the lord in or to any mines and minerals in or under the said lands and of the sporting and all other rights, easements, privileges, liberties, powers, appurtenances, franchises or royalties affecting the same, preserved by the twelfth schedule to that act, or to which the lord is entitled, shall be the sum of £36 19s with interest thereon, payable half yearly at the rate of £5 per cent per annum from the date hereof, until paid.
2)              The lord, who has the custody of the documents, mentioned in the second schedule hereto, hereby acknowledges the right of the purchaser to production of the documents, mentioned in the second schedule hereto, and to delivery of copies thereof, and hereby undertakes for the safe custody thereof.
3)              The purchaser hereby acknowledges the right of the lord to production of the document, mentioned in the third schedule hereto, and to delivery of copies thereof.
4)              The steward’s compensation and all costs and expenses paid or incurred by the lord and recoverable from the purchaser in respect of the extinguishment have been included in the compensation money, aforesaid.
5)              It is hereby certified that the transaction, hereby effected, does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transactions, in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds £500.

As witness the hands of the said parties hereto, the day and year, first above-written.

The first schedule above referred 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 were formerly in the respective occupations of Hyde and Ford and now or late of Tyler and Bovingdon as tenants thereof and the appurtenances.

The second schedule above referred to:
Particulars of documents relating to the title to the said manor and retained by the lord.

Court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and books of every description relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of the said manor.
Indenture of settlement dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore, the eldest son of the said Mary Moore, and Edward Moore, of the one part, and Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the other part.
Indenture (being the above-mentioned disentailing assurance), dated the 19th day of February 1915 and made between the lord of the first part, Rosalie Sarah Moore, widow, of the second part, Edmund Walter Wimperis and Charles Brooks of the third part, George Rowland Devereux Harrison of the fourth part, and George Devereux Harrison and James Baily Gibson of the fifth part.
Indenture dated the 10th day of February 1918 and made between the lord of the first part, the above-named James Baily Gibson of the second part, and the above-named Henry Edward Harrison of the third part.
The above-recited vesting deed of the 29th day of July 1926.
The above-recited deed of discharge of the 12th day of February 1932.

The third schedule above referred to:
Particulars of documents relating to the said property and retained by the purchaser.
9th October 1906. Admission of this date of James Swift the younger and John Kemp Montague Laughton.

C. A. G. Moore by his attorney, H. E. Harrison.
Signed by the said Cyril Ashton Glover Moore by his attorney, Henry Edward Harrison, in the presence of Hugh A. Williams, clerk to Messieurs Harrison & Sons, solicitors, Welshpool.

Receipt endorsed on original agreement.

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

1.              The within-named lord of the said manor hereby acknowledges that all fines, reliefs, heriots, fees and dues (including fees payable to stewards), payable in respect of the property referred to in the within-written agreement, have been duly discharged.
2.              The said lord hereby acknowledges the receipt of the compensation money by the within-written agreement agreed to be paid and that all interest (if any) due thereon has been paid.

Dated this 9th day of December 1935.

C. A. G. Moore by his attorney, H. E. Harrison (over 2nd stamp).
Witness: Hugh A. Williams.

Examined by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

11th March 1909


Will of Alfred Donne Woolls.
I, Alfred Donne Woolls, of Fairlight, Harefield Road in the parish of Hillingdon West in the county of Middlesex, brewer, hereby revoke all former testamentary instruments, heretofore made by me, and declare this to be my last will, which I make this 11th day of March 1909.

1.              I appoint my wife, Frances Elizabeth Woolls, my sister Alice Fleetwood Webb, William Stocken of 18 Aldgate Avenue, London, tea broker, and my nephew, Aubrey Dyson Harman Woolls to be my executors and also to be trustees as well for the general purposes of this my will, as also for the purposes of the Settled Land Acts, and they and the survivor of them and the executors or administrators of such survivor or other the trustees or trustee for the time being hereof are hereinafter referred to as the trustees or trustee.
(Inter alia).
5.         I devise, bequeath and appoint unto my said trustees all my real and personal estate, not hereinbefore specifically disposed of, including my share and interest of and in the brewery now carried on at Uxbridge in the county of Middlesex under the style of Harman & Co., and the plant, stock, goodwill, assets and effects of every kind of the business of the said brewery and of and in the houses, lands and hereditaments belonging thereto or occupied held or let in connection therewith, whether such share and interest arises under the settlement made by my late uncle George Harman or under any subsequent purchase or otherwise, and also all other (if any) the real and personal estate, which I may be entitled to dispose of generally by will, upon trust that the trustees or trustee shall sell the said real estate and call in, sell and convert into money such part of the said personal estate, as does not consist of money, with power to postpone such sale and conversion and to retain any part of my estate in its existing form or state of investment for such period, as the trustees or trustee may think proper, and so that any interest in reversion or remainder shall not be sold, until it falls into possession, unless the trustees or trustee see special reason for sale. And in particular I declare that the trustees or trustee shall have full liberty and authority for such period, as the trustees or trustee shall think fit, to carry on and manage or concur with the other persons interested therein in carrying on and managing the said brewery in such manner in all respects, as the trustees or trustee shall think proper, and to delegate the management or conduct thereof to the trustees or trustee for the time being of the said settlement made by my said uncle or to any other persons or person selected or appointed to manage or conduct the same, and for the above purpose to retain my share and interest of and in the same and of and in all houses, lands and hereditaments belonging thereto or occupied, held or let in connection therewith, or any part of the same respectively, and to apply or concur in applying any of the money of the said business in or towards the purchaser of further houses or hereditaments for the purposes of or in connection with the said business or in making advances to any lessees or tenants of any premises belonging to or held in connection with the said business, and generally with full power to do and concur in doing all things, which may seem expedient to the trustees or trustee in relation to the said brewery and business, as if the trustee or trustee were absolute owners or owner of my share and interest therein. And I direct that the income of my personal estate, however invested, shall from my death be treated and applied as income and no part thereof is to be added to capital except accumulations of surplus income (if any) during minority.

In witness whereof I have to this my last will, contained in seven sheets of paper, hereunto set my hand the day, month and year first before-written, Alfred D. Woolls.

Signed and declared by the above-named testator Alfred Donne Woolls as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us then together present, who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses: W. Garner, solicitor, Uxbridge, Sophia Roy, Fairlight, Hairfield Road, Uxbridge, parlour maid.

The said Alfred Donne Woolls made a codicil to the above will, dated the 19th day of March 1909, not affecting the property or the appointment of executors and trustees.

The said Alfred Donne Woolls died on the 19th day of July 1910 at Fairlight, Harefield Road, Hillingdon West, Middlesex. Will and codicil proved in the Principal Probate Registry on the 20th day of January 1911 by Frances Elizabeth Woolls, widow, the relict, and Alice Fleetwood Webb (wife of Stephen Harold Webb), sister of the deceased, William Stocken and Aubrey Dyson Harmon Woolls, nephew of the deceased, the executors named in the said will.

Examined, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

22nd November 1927.

 

Stamp £1.
Appointment of new trustees, William Stocken, Frances O. Woolls and Amy H. Woolls.
This deed of appointment made the 22nd day of November 1927 between Alice Fleetwood Webb of Kingsholme, Collyford in the county of Devon, widow, and William Stocken of 41 Great Tower Street in the city of London, tea merchant (hereinafter called the trustees), of the first part, the said Alice Fleetwood Webb of the second part, and the said William Stocken, Frances Olive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls both of Dalveen, St Georges Hill, Weybridge in the county of Surrey, spinsters (hereinafter called the new trustees), of the third part. Whereas Alfred Donne Woolls, late of Fairlight, Harefield Road, Hillingdon West, in the county of Middlesex, deceased, by his will dated the 11th day of March 1909, after bequeathing certain legacies, devised and bequeathed all his real and personal estate, not thereinbefore specifically disposed of, upon trust for his trustees to sell the real estate and call in, sell and convert into money such part of the personal estate, as did not consist of money, with power to postpone such sale and conversion and to retain any part of his estate in its then existing form or state of investment for such period, as the trustees should think proper, and so that any interest in reversion should not be sold, until it fell into possession, unless the trustees saw special reason for sale, and in particular the testator declared that for such period, as the trustees should think proper, they should have full liberty and authority to carry on and manage or concur in the carrying on or managing of the brewery then carried on at Uxbridge under the style of Harmon & Co., as therein specifically provided. And whereas the testator appointed his widow Frances Elizabeth Woolls, his sister the said Alice Fleetwood Webb, the said William Stocken and his nephew Aubrey Dyson Harmon Woolls to be his executors and also to be the trustees as well for the general purposes of his said will as also for the purposes of the Settled Land Acts, and they and the survivor of them and the executors and administrators of such survivor was thereinafter referred to as the said trustees. And whereas the testator in his said will gave power to his trustees to concur in forming a limited company to take over the said brewery and the assets thereof, as therein mentioned, and to accept as or towards the consideration thereof either cash or fully paid shares or debentures (not being bearer debentures) of any such company, and to hold such shares or debentures for such period, as the trustees should think fit. And whereas the testator made a codicil to his will, dated the 19th day of March 1909, which did not alter the will, as above recited. And whereas the testator died on the 19th day of July 1910 and the said will with codicil thereto was duly proved in the Principal Probate Registry by the executors, therein named, on the 20th day of January 1911. And whereas all the funeral and testamentary expenses and debts of the testator and the duties payable on his death and the legacies bequeathed by his will have been fully paid and satisfied. And whereas pursuant to the power, above-recited, and the other powers, contained in the said will, the said brewery has been converted into a limited liability company, and the trustees of the will have accepted pursuant to the trust for sale the consideration in the allotment of shares, and now hold the shares and debentures in Harman’s (Uxbridge) Brewery Limited, the shares set forth in the first part of the first schedule hereto. And whereas part of the testator’s real estate has been sold and the proceeds invested in accordance with the trusts of the will in divers stocks, funds, shares and securities, which securities have been transferred from time to time and particulars of the present investment are specified in the second part of the first schedule hereto. And whereas the testator was also entitled at the time of his decease to the freehold premises, specified in the first part of the second schedule hereto, subject to the leases, therein mentioned, and which have not yet been converted, and to copyhold property, specified in the second part of the second schedule hereto, which became vested in enfranchisement under the Law of Property Act 1922 in the trustees and the said Frances Elizabeth Woolls, as trustees for sale of the freehold in fee simple thereof, subject, nevertheless, to the lease thereof, mentioned in such schedule. And whereas the said Aubrey Dyson Harmon Woolls died on the 5th day of May 1914. And whereas the said Frances Elizabeth Woolls died on the 26th day of February 1926. And whereas, pursuant to the trusts, contained in the said will, for the division of the residuary estate of the testator upon the death of the testator’s widow between the three children of the deceased, namely Peter Graham Woolls, the said Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls, in equal shares and as part of the share of the said Peter Graham Woolls is appropriated for payment to his executors, he having died after the date of the death of the testator upon the 19th day of July 1910, a one third share of the proceeds of certain freehold properties and of certain securities and the securities set forth in the first schedule hereto are now held by the trustees upon trust for sale for the benefit of the said Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls in equal shares, pursuant to the trusts of the said will, but the trustees have not yet appropriated or paid to the executors of the said Peter Graham Woolls his one third of the properties comprised in the second schedule hereto, nor of the mortgage investments set forth in the third schedule hereto. And whereas the said Alice Fleetwood Webb is desirous of retiring from the trusts of the said will, and the said William Stocken, pursuant to the powers, contained in the said will, is desirous of appointing the said Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls to be the trustees of the will of the said testator in place of the said Alice Fleetwood Webb and Aubrey Dyson Harman Woolls, deceased. And whereas the respective securities, mentioned in the first schedule hereto, together with the mortgage securities, set forth in the third schedule hereto, are intended to be forthwith transferred by the said Alice Fleetwood Webb and William Stocken to the said William Stocken, Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls.
Now this deed witnesses, as follows:
1.              In pursuance of the power for this purpose by the recited will of the testator and of every other power enabling him in respect thereof he, the said William Stocken, hereby appoints the said Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls to be the trustees in place of the said Alice Fleetwood Webb and Aubrey Dyson Harmon Woolls for the purposes of the said will and codicil of the said Alfred Donne Woolls, deceased, or such of the same purposes, as are still subsisting and capable of taking effect.
2.              The said Alice Fleetwood Webb hereby resigns from the trusts of the will of the said Alfred Donne Woolls, deceased.
3.              The said Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls hereby accept the appointment as trustees of the said will.
4.              The said William Stocken does hereby declare that all and singular the real and personal estate, including the right to recover any debt other ?chose in action (except the mortgage debts secured by way of legal mortgage upon land, which is specified in the schedule hereto), which is now subject to the trusts of the said will and codicil of the said Alfred Donne Woolls, deceased, and is capable of being vested by this declaration, shall vest in the said William Stocken, Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls as joint tenants for all such estate and interest, as the said Alice Fleetwood Webb and William Stocken or either of them had therein respectively before the execution of these presents for the purposes and upon the trusts and subject to the powers and provisions applicable thereto respectively by virtue of the said will and codicil.
5.              This deed shall not operate to vest in the said William Stocken, Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls the right to recover or receive the mortgage debts, specified in the second schedule hereto, which mortgage debts it is intended shall be separately transferred to them along with the securities for the same.

In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written.

The first schedule above referred to.

First and second parts.
Not material to be here set forth.

The second schedule above referred to.

First part.
Not material to be here set forth.

Second part.
Inter alia. Licensed beer house known as The Waggon and Horses, Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire.

The third schedule above referred to.
Not material to be here set forth.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Alice Fleetwood Webb in the presence of Frances Woodroffe Webb, Kingsholme, Colyford, Devon, spinster: Alice F. Webb.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said William Stocken in the presence of C. H. Goodenham, 74 Great Tower Street, E. C. 3, solicitor’s clerk: Wm. Stocken.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Frances Ollive Woolls in the presence of Beatrice Woolls, Ashley Wood Cottage, Walton on Thames: F. O. Woolls.

Signed, sealed and delivered by the said Amy Holbrow Woolls in the presence of Beatrice Woolls, Ashley Wood Cottage, Walton on Thames: A. H. Woolls.

Examined, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

17th December 1935.

 

Stamp 10s.
Deed of confirmation (endorsed on lastly before written appointment of new trustees).
William Stocken and William Stocken, Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls.
This deed of confirmation is made this 17th day of December 1935 between the within-named William Stocken (hereinafter called ‘the trustee’) of the one part, the said William Stocken, the within-named Frances Ollive Woolls and the within-named Amy Holbrow Woolls (hereinafter called ‘the new trustees’) of the other part. Whereas by inadvertence the within-written deed of appointnment of new trustees was not within six months of the execution thereof produced to the steward of the manor of Ruislip in the county of Middlesex, and it is apprehended that by reason of such omission the within-written deed may have become void, insofar as it purported to convey or grant legal estate to the new trustees. And whereas the within-named Alice Fleetwood Webb has since died. And whereas the parties hereto are desirous of avoiding the consequences of the said omission and of confirming the within-written deed in manner hereinafter appearing. Now this deed witnesses that, in consideration of the premises the said William Stocken hereby declared that all the real estate, which is now subject to the trusts of the will and codicil of the within-mentioned Alfred Donne Woolls, deceased, and is capable of being vested by the declaration, shall rest in the said William Stocken, Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls as joint tenants for all such estate and interest, as the said Alice Fleetwood Webb and William Stocken or either of them had therein respectively before the execution of these presents for the purposes and upon the trusts and subject to the powers and provisions applicable thereto respectively by virtue of the said will and codicil. In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year, first above-written.
Signed, sealed and delivered by the said William Stocken in the presence of Herbert Sturton, 74 Great Tower Street, E. C. 3, solicitor: William Stocken.

Examined, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward.

 

20th December 1935

 

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

 

20th December 1935.
Compensation agreement.[4]
Reverend C. A. G. Moore to William Stocken, Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls.
This compensation agreement is made the 20th day of December 1935 between the Reverend Cyril Ashton Glover Moore of Mumfords, Chalfont St Peter  in the county of Buckinghamshire, lord of the above-mentioned manor (hereinafter called ‘the lord’), of the one part, and William Stocken of 41 Great Tower Street, London, E. C. 2, company director, Frances Ollive Woolls of Dalveen, St Georges Hill, Weybridge in the county of Surrey, spinster, and Amy Holbrow Woolls of the same place, spinster (hereinafter called ‘the purchaser’), of the other part.
Whereas:-
1.              By a vesting deed (hereinafter called ‘the manor deed’), dated the 29th day of July 1926 and made between James Baily Gibson and Henry Edward Harrison (thereinafter called ‘the trustees’) of the one part, and the lord of the other part, for giving effect to the requirement of the Settled Land Act 1925, the trustees declared that first all and singular the freehold property, mentioned in the third schedule to the manor deed, and secondly all other (if any) the properties, rights and interests capable of being vested by that declaration and comprised in the disentailing assurance, therein referred to (except such parts thereof, as had been released from the family charge created by that deed), were vested in the lord in fee simple, and that he should stand possessed of the said properties upon the trusts and subject to the powers and provisions, upon and subject to which under the said disentailing assurance or otherwise the same ought to be held from time to time and declared that the trustees were the trustees for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925 of the settlement created by the said disentailing assurance.
2.              The properties, rights, and interests capable of being vested by the said declaration, contained in the manor deed and comprised in the said disentailing assurance and not released from the family charge, created by that deed, comprised the said manor.
3.              The lord was at the date of the manor deed the tenant for life under the said settlement and the manor trustees were the then trustees of the settlement for the purposes of the Settled Land Act 1925.
4.              By a deed of discharge, dated the 12th day of February 1932 and made between the trustees of the one part and the lord of the other part, supplemental to the manor deed and in pursuance of section 17 of the Settled Land Act 1925, the trustees thereby declared that they were discharged from the trust created by the settlement referred to in the manor deed, so far as regards the properties and rights comprised therein.
5.              As appears from the third schedule hereto, the purchasers are seised of the property, mentioned in the first schedule hereto (formerly copyhold of the said manor), upon the trusts declared concerning the same by the will of Alfred Donne Woolls, deceased, dated the 11th day of March 1909, the probate of which will has been duly presented and enrolled, subject to the rights reserved to the lord by the Law of Property Act 1922 and to the manorial incidents saved by the said act and intended to be hereby extinguished, but otherwise free from encumbrances.
Now this agreement, pursuant to the Law of Property Act 1922, witnesses and it is hereby declared, as follows:
1.              The compensation for the extinguishment of the manorial incidents, saved by Part V of the said act, affecting the land, mentioned in the first schedule hereto, and of the rights of the lord in or to any mines and minerals in or under the said land and of the sporting and all other rights, easement, privileges, liberties, powers, appurtenances, franchises or royalties affecting the same, preserved by the twelfth schedule to that act, or to which the lord is entitled, shall be the sum of £91 17s 8d with interest thereon, payable half yearly at the rate of £5 per centum per annum from the date hereof until paid.
2.              The lord, who has the custody of the documents, mentioned in the second schedule hereto, hereby acknowledges the right of the purchaser to production of the documents, mentioned in the second schedule hereto, and to delivery of copies thereof, and hereby undertakes for the safety thereof.
3.              The purchasers hereby acknowledge the right of the lord to production of the documents, mentioned in the third schedule hereto, and to delivery of copies thereof.
4.              The steward’s compensation and all costs and expenses paid or incurred by the lord and recoverable from the purchasers in respect of this extinguishment have been included in the compensation money, aforesaid.
5.              It is hereby certified that the transaction, hereby effected, does not form part of a larger transaction or of a series of transactions, in respect of which the amount or value or the aggregate amount or value of the consideration exceeds £500.
As witness the hands of the said parties hereto the day and year, first above-written.

The first schedule above referred to:

All that piece or parcel of ground, containing by estimation 20 poles or thereabouts, situate at Gravelly Hill near Chalfont St Peter in the county of Buckinghamshire within the said manor, together with the messuage and buildings thereon known as ‘The Waggon and Horses’, formerly in the occupation of Ebenezer Windsor and now of Harmans (Uxbridge) Brewery Limited.

The second schedule above referred to:

Particulars of documents relating to the title to the said manor and retained by the lord.

Court rolls, surveys, maps, terriers, documents and books of every description relating to the boundaries, franchises, wastes, customs or courts of the said manor.
Indenture of settlement, dated the 8th day of June 1868 and made between Mary Moore, Edward Moore and Charles Edward Moore, the eldest son of the said Mary Moore, and Edward Moore of the one part, and Charles Lloyd, George Augustus Vernon and Julian Pratt of the other part.
Indenture (being the above-mentioned disentailing assurance), dated the 19th day of February 1915 and made between the lord of the first part, Rosalie Sarah Moore, widow, of the second part, Edmund Walter Wimperis and Charles Brooks of the third part, George Rowland Devereux Harrison of the fourth part, and George Devereux Harrison and James Baily Gibson of the fifth part.
Indenture, dated the 10th day of February 1918 and made between the lord of the first part, the above-named James Baily Gibson of the second part, and the above-named Henry Edward Harrison of the third part.
The above-recited vesting deed of the 29th day of July 1926.
The above-recited deed of discharge of the 12th day of February 1932.

The third schedule above referred to:

Particulars of the documents relating to the said property and retained by the purchasers.

1875 June 30th.               Copy court roll. Admission of Samuel Harman.

1889 June 26th.               Probate of will of the said Samuel Harman.

1893 August 2nd.            Copy court roll. Admission of William Barden Harman, John Muir Curwin and John Courtnay Jackson (as executors of his will). The premises under the will of Samuel Harman were devised unto his cousin Alfred Donne Woolls.

1910 July 19th.                Alfred Donne Woolls died, having appointed his wife Frances Elizabeth Woolls, his sister Alice Fleetwood Webb, William Stocken and Aubrey Dyson Harman Woolls executors thereof.

1911 January 20th.           Probate granted to the above-named executors.

1914 May 5th.                   Aubrey Dyson Harman Woolls died.

1926 February 26th.          Frances Elizabeth Woolls died,

1927 November 22nd        By appointment so dated Alice Fleetwood Webb resigned from the trusts of the will of Alfred Donne Woolls, and Frances Ollive Woolls and Amy Holbrow Woolls were appointed trustees in her place.

Signed by the said Cyril Ashton Glover Moore by his attorney Henry Edward Harrison in the
presence of W. H. Heath, clerk to Messieurs Harrison & Sons, solicitors, Welshpool:
C. A. G. Moore by his attorney, Henry E. Harrison.

 

Receipt endorsed on original agreement.

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

1.              The within-named lord of the said manor hereby acknowledges that all rents, fines, reliefs, heriots, fees and dues (including fees payable to stewards), payable in respect of the property referred to in the within-written agreement, have been duly discharged.
2.              The said lord hereby acknowledges the receipt of the compensation money by the within-written agreement agreed to be paid and that all interest (if any) due thereon has been paid.

Dated this 20th day of December 1935, C. A. G. Moore by his attorney (over 2nd stamp), Henry E. Harrison.

Witness W. H. Heath, clerk to Messieurs Harrison & Sons, solicitors, Welshpool.

Examined by me, E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

The manor of Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.

25th March 1936.
Rickmansworth and Uxbridge Valley Water Company.
Received this 24th day of March 1936 of and from the Rickmansworth and Uxbridge Valley Water Company of Batchworth, Rickmansworth, in the county of Hertfordshire, the sum of £5 in full satisfaction and discharge of the lord’s compensation for the extinguishment of the manorial incident, being a quit-rent of 5s per annum in respect of easement over the lord’s wasteland within the said manor: £5.

E. A. Wingrove, sub-deputy steward of the said manor.

 

[1] Here there is written in the margin: ‘Note: It has since been ascertained that the Uxbridge Electric Light Company Limited have not encroached on Gerrards Cross Common’.

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

 

 

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