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Headington history: The Manor of Heddington

Lords of the Manor 1765 to 1812


These are not to be confused with the Lords of the Manor of Headington with an “a”

Date

Lords & Ladies of the Manor

Stewards

1756–1762

Edward Coxhead, clerk,
& Mary his wife

Asher Foote, gent.,
& Rachael his wife

James Gilpin, 1755–1765

1762–1765

Mary Coxhead, widow

Asher Foote, gent.,
& Rachael his wife

Henry Smith, gent, 1767–1769

1765–1780

Asher Foote, gent

Mary Coxhead, widow

Henry Churchill, gent, 1773–1782

Thomas Hearn, gent, 1782–1784

James Morrell, gent, 1786–1812

Thomas Henry Taunton, 1817–1828
He was Clerk of the Peace for Oxfordshire and lived at Grandpont House

1780–1782

George Smith Foot, gent

Mary Coxhead, widow

1782–1786

George Foot, gent

Mary Coxhead, widow

1786–1795

William Jackson, Esq

He built Headington House on land formerly known as “Plants” that he purchased from the Lord of the Manor of Headington in 1775, and this became the mansion house of the Manor of Heddington

1795–1819

Mary Jones, spinster
She inherited the manor from her employer, William Jackson

1819–1847

Edward Latimer, Esq
& Elizabeth his wife

Elizabeth inherited the manor from her aunt, Mary Jones

Thomas Robertson, 1832–1833

George Rackstraw, 1834–1841

John Matthews
of the Manor House, 1842–1853

Alfred Green Holmes, 1855–1856

Sturman Latimer, Digby’s brother, 1864–71

1847–1871

Digby Latimer, Esq
Inherited the Manor from his parents Edward & Elizabeth Latimer

1871–1872

Joseph John Saffery, Esq.
The chartered accountant who sold the Manor after Digby Latimer’s bankruptcy

”The purchaser will have the advantage of appointing his own Steward of the Manor”

1872–1895

Alfred Gillett, Esq
The Banbury solicitor who purchased the Manor at auction

Frederick Sandford Gillett, London solicitor, 1872–1887

John Hill Munday,
London solicitor, 1887–1920 (died)

Percy Clarke,
London solicitor, from 1922

1895–1896

Frederick William Alfred 
Herbert Gillett
, Esq
Inherited the Manor from his father, Alfred Gillett, but soon sold it

1896–1922

Catherine Munday
(wife of the Steward)
The last real Lord

1922

Alice Mary Clarke
(wife of the Steward)
She bought Manor for £5 from the Public Trustee

Information obtained from the Court Rolls of the Manor of Heddington at the Oxfordshire History Centre:

  • Cla I/i/1: 10 June (29 George II) 1765 to 1 May 1812
  • Cla I/i/2: 22 October 1814 to 24 June 1887
  • Cla I/i.3: 24 June 1887 to 18 November 1922

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