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Headington history: The Manor of Heddington

28 September 1841


The Manor of Heddington
in the County of Oxford

Special Court Baron of Edward Latimer Esq and Elizabeth his wife

Tuesday 28th September 1841

Before: George Rackstow Gentleman, Steward
Homage: Robert Bateman, Thomas Godfrey


[The Hermitage, 69 Old High Street, plus cottage & tenement]

The Homage present a Power of Attorney granted by Benjamin HEATH of Elstead Surrey Carpenter a Customary Tenant to Richard GREEN and Nathaniel CASTLE empowering them to surrender his Copyhold estates held of this Manor to the purchasers thereof

All that messuage backside and garden with appurtenances and

Also a messuage cottage and tenement with appurtenances at the respective rents of 1/2d and 8d

And the said Richard GREEN of Headington Hill Gentleman and Nathaniel CASTLE of Oxford Hatter jointly my attorneys to dispose of the said two copyhold estates to any person who may be desirous of purchasing the same and to recover all rent due and in my name

To surrender into the hands of the Lord and Lady of the said Manor.

Sworn before George Rackstow
Solicitor of Oxford
Steward of the said Manor

22 April 1841

Came Benjamin HEATH by his Attorney and in consideration of £250 to him paid by Thomas KNOWLES of Headington builder and surrendered

a messuage or tenement with backside and garden ground thereunto belonging being within the Manor of Heddington and now in the occupation of [blank] DEAN to which Benjamin HEATH was admitted 22nd April 1841

To the use of Thomas KNOWLES his heirs and assigns etc. according to the custom of the said Manor.

Came Thomas KNOWLES and prayed to be admitted Tenant to

all that messuage or tenement with backside and garden ground thereunto belonging being within the Manor of Heddington (immediately before at this Court surrendered)

And the Lord and Lady etc. granted seizin to the said Thomas KNOWLES… to hold the said premises unto the said Thomas Knowles his heirs etc. for ever at the Will of the Lord and Lady according to the custom of the said Manor etc.

Rendering 1/2d rent and a Heriot and doing and performing all other duties custom and service therefor due and of right accustomed and the said Thomas Knowles gave to the Lord and Lady 10/- for a Fine and was admitted Tenant but his Fealty was excused

Came Benjamin HEATH by his attorney and in consideration of £70 to him paid by Richard Green of Headington gentleman and surrendered:

a messuage cottage or tenement situate in Headington within the said Manor and parcel of the Customary Tenements of the same Manor and now in the several occupation of JOHNSON and ROLFE to the use of Richard GREEN.

Came Richard GREEN of Headington Hill Gentleman and prayed to be admitted Tenant to:

a messuage cottage or tenement with appurtenances situate in Headington within the said Manor and now in occupation of JOHNSON and ROLFE

rendering 8d rent and doing all other duties and Customs and Services therefor due and of right accustomed and the said Richard GREEN gave to the Lord and Lady 10/- for a fine and was admitted Tenant but his Fealty was excused.

Signed G. Rackstow Steward

© Stephanie Jenkins

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