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Headington history: The Manor of Heddington

11 February 1841


The Manor of Heddington
Special Court Baron of Edward Latimer Esq and Elizabeth his wife
Thursday 11th February 1841

George Rackstraw Gentleman, Steward
Homage: Robert Bateman, Thomas Godfrey


 [Baptist Chapel in The Croft]

At this Court came Jonathan FISKE a Customary Tenant and in open Court surrendered all

that piece or parcel of certain land or garden ground situate in the Village of Headington in the County of Oxford and part of the Customary lands and tenements of this Manor

fronting the Messuage or dwelling house in which Elizabeth BOSTALL resided but separated therefrom by a highway or path containing by admeasurement from East to West on the North side where the same extends from part of the aforesaid footpath to certain garden ground the property of Henry HALL Esq in the occupation of John Tew 41 feet or thereabouts and from east to West on the South side where the same extends from another part of the aforesaid footpath to the extreme southern end of the last mentioned garden ground 39 feet and from North to South at the Eastern side where the same is bounded South by another public path running parallel with the Shrubbery at the back of the said Edward LATIMER’s mansion and South by the remainder of the garden ground fronting the said Elizabeth BOSTALL’s dwelling house (of which the before mentioned premises are part) 61 feet and from North to South at the Western side where the same is bounded as last mentioned 67 feet

And all that building or erection now standing upon part of the said premises and now used as a Meeting House for the worship of Almighty God and so much of the ditch as runs from North to South on the Western side of the said garden ground containing in width by measurement 6 feet and in length 67 feet.

The description of which said before mentioned premises is more particularly delineated and shewn in the ground plan in the margin of the admission copy of the said Jonathan FISKE surrounded by a green line which said premises with others were formerly described as

one barn and 2 acres of land lying in the common fields

and which said above mentioned premises hereby surrendered were granted to the said Jonathan FISKE at a Court 25th March 1836

To the use of the said Lord and Lady to the intent and in confidence nevertheless that the said Lord and Lady do enfranchise the same premises and do convey the Fee Simple and Inheritance thereof unto:

  • Thomas BARTLETT of Oxford Printer
  • William LACHMORE of the same place Mealman
  • Jonathan FISKE of the same place Draper
  • William COUSINS of the same place Coachmaker
  • John ALDEN of the same place Butcher
  • John Jeffcoat HEMMING of the same place Cook
  • John CAMPION of the same place Tallow Chandler
  • Edward Bean UNDERHILL of the same place Grocer
  • Thomas ALDEN of the same place Butcher
  • Isaac GRUBB of the same place Baker
  • Henry ALDEN of the same place Printer and
  • William GOULD of the same place Baker

their heirs and assigns for ever upon and under certain trusts to be set forth in the Conveyance thereof

Jonathan Fiske

Enrolled by me,
George Rackstraw, Steward


Continuation of Court Roll for 11th February 1841

Conveyance and Enfranchisement of the Above Premises

By Indentures of Lease and Release dated respectively 10th February 1841 the Release made between Edward LATIMER Esq and Elizabeth his wife of the one part and Thomas BARTLETT, William LACHMORE, Jonathan FISKE, William COUSINS, John ALDEN, John Jeffcoat HEMMING, John CAMPION, Edward Bean UNDERHILL, Thomas ALDEN, Isaac GRUGG, Henry ALDEN, William Gould of the other part

In Consideration of £12 paid to the said Edward LATIMER and Elizabeth by the said parties of the second part

The premises in the foregoing surrender by Jonathan FISKE were enfranchised released and conveyed by the said Edward LATIMER and Elizabeth his wife to the said parties of the second part upon and under certain Trusts therein mentioned.

Executed by the said Edward LATIMER and
Elizabeth his wife and duly acknowledged
by Elizabeth LATIMER and receipt
for consideration money endorsed

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