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Headington history: The Manor of Heddington

12 May 1840


Manor of Heddington
in the County of Oxford

Special Court Baron of Edward Latimer Esq and Elizabeth his wife
Lord and Lady of the Manor

held within the Manor the 12th May 1840

George Rackstraw, Steward of the Manor
Homage: Thomas Godfrey, Robert Bateman

At this Court the Homage present the following Acts done at a Court holden for the said Manor on 11th December 1823 by Thomas Henry Taunton the then Steward but omitted to be written by him.

The Homage: Richard Pancutt and Robert Bateman


Present that Mary Sellar Spinster who held to her and her heirs by Copy of Court Roll of 22 July 1821

One messuage or tenement yard and garden in Heddington parcel of the Customary Lands of this Manor heretofore in the occupation of John HOWELL deceased who died seized thereof and intestate whereupon a Heriot became due to the Lord and Lady and that William SELLAR OF Heddington aforesaid Cordwainer is the only brother and heir at law of Mary Sellar

And William SELLAR in Court and prayed to be admitted tenant etc. and Lord and Lady granted seizin to the said William Sellar … 1/2d rent, a Heriot and 10/- Fine and did his Fealty and admitted Tenant

Afterwards came the said William SELLAR and in open Court surrendered the messuage or tenement yard and garden to the use of Richard Prince HOWSE of Heddington Blacksmith and Ann his wife.

Richard Prince HOWSE and Ann his wife in Court and prayed to be admitted Tenants … rendering 1/2d Rent, a Heriot, and 6/- Fine, and Richard Prince Howse and Ann his wife admitted and did Fealty.

Came Richard Prince HOWSE and Ann his wife (Ann being first privately examined by the Steward etc.) and in open Court surrendered the said messuage and premises to the Use of William SELLAR his heirs etc. provided this surrender is to be void on payment by the said Richard Prince Howse and Ann his wife or either of them or their Heirs Executors etc. to the said William Sellar his Executors etc. of the sum of £85 with interest for the same after the rate of £5 for £100 a year.

At this Court the Homage present that the before mentioned Mortgage surrender by Richard Prince Howse and Ann his wife to William Sellar has been satisfied [4 July 1826]

At this Court came Richard Prince HOWSE blacksmith and Ann his wife Customary Tenants and in consideration of £170 to them paid by Richard GREEN of Heddington aforesaid Gentleman (she the said Ann HOWSE being first privately examined etc. etc.) and surrendered:

One messuage or tenement and yard and garden in Heddington heretofore in occupation of John Howell and now of Richard Durham (to which Richard Prince House and Ann his wife admitted at Court 11th December 1823)

To the use of Richard GREEN AT 1/2D RENT AND A Heriot and Customs of Manor etc. (but Richard Green not then admitted).

Came Richard GREEN a Customary Tenant and prayed to be admitted to

One messuage or tenement and yard and garden in Heddington heretofore in occupation of John Howell and now of Richard Durham (to which Richard Prince House and Ann his wife admitted at Court 11th December 1823)

Seizin granted and with rent 1/2d and a Heriot Richard Green gave the Lord and Lady 10/- for a fine and was admitted Tenant but his Fealty was respited.

Enrolled by me, George Rackstraw, Steward

© Stephanie Jenkins

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