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Headington history: The Manor of Heddington

16 March 1847


Manor of Heddington

Special Court Baron of Digby Latimer

Tuesday 16 March 1847

Before: John Matthews Gentleman, Steward
Homage: Thomas Godfrey, William Gurden


[Headington Enclosure Award Plot 24: Land off SW side of Windmill Road]

The Homage present that John NORTH, late a Customary Tenant whose death was presented at the last Court … made a Will dated 10th October 1840 whereby he gave to his grandson George North PAINE

All my copyhold estate situate in Headington which I bought of Daniel WHITE and now in the tenure of Thomas Cooper, George Young, and Richard Howse … his father Joseph Paine to receive the rents during his life and after his death the said estate shall be George North Paine’s property

 And the said Joseph PAINE Gentleman of St Giles being present in Court prayed admittance to:

Three tenements, yards and gardens now in the occupation of Thomas Johnson, George Young and Charles Bateman

Seizin granted. Rendering therefor 9d yearly rent and 1/6d for a Heriot and paid 10/- for a fine. Admitted tenant but his Fealty was respited.

The Homage present that John NORTH … whose death was presented at the last Court made a Will dated 10th October 1840 whereby

“I give to my grandson George North PAINE my copyhold estate that I bought of Richard POLLY and now in the tenure of John North, his father Joseph PAINE to receive the rents during his life and after his death to George North Paine.”

And the said Joseph PAINE Gentleman present in Court and prayed to be admitted tenant for life to:

One messuage or tenement backside and appurtenances in the occupation of Richard Ward And of a plot or allotment of land of 1 rood and 2 perches situate on Shotover Hill and now in the occupation of Joseph Paine and which upon the enclosure of lands in the parish or liberty of Shotover was warded to Richard Polly in lieu of certain rights of common”

And rendering therefor 2/- yearly rent and 2/6d for a heriot and 10/- for a fine was admitted tenant but his featly was respited.

The Homage present that Richard STRANGE died 1836 intestate and seized to himself of:

One plot of land or ground No. 24 upon the Headington Enclosure Award and containing 2 acres 3 roods and 8 perches situate in Quarry Field in the Parish of Headington and bounded on the North East by the road No. XV on the South East [private road off Windmill Road just south of Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre] by the road No. III, on the East [Windmill Road] by the allotment No. 23 and on the North West by the allotment No. 22

And that Susannah wife of John PATER manciple of Trinity College is the only child and heir at law of Richard Strange.

And the Homage further present that Richard STRANGE in his life agreed to sell the said plot of land to said John PATER in consideration of an annuity paid by the said John Pater to the said Richard Strange but that no surrender thereof was made.

Came John PATER and Susannah his wife and prayed to be admitted tenants rendering therefor 6d yearly rent and 6d for a heriot and John PATER and Susannah his wife paid to the said Lord for a fine 10/- each and were admitted tenants but their Fealty was respited.

The Homage present that William CRAWFORD died some time since seized of:

Copyhold estate in occupation of John Griffiths and John Pearce

but who is heir or Devisee the Homage knows not.

The Homage present that Thomas HUNT formerly of Oxford, Baker, died some time since entitled to:

a copyhold estate held within and of this Manor now in the occupation of Thomas Hodgkins and which was surrendered to his use by one Daniel WHITE

but who is heir or Devisee the Homage know not.

The Homage present that Richard PANCUTT a Customary Tenant died in the month of November 1833 seized of:

2 copyhold estates now in the respective occupations of William and James Bateman

but who is heir the Homage know not.

The Homage present that James Thompson Esq. a Customary Tenant died some time since seized of:

2 copyhold estates consisting of a plot of ground 5 acres 1 rood and 12 Perches and another plot of 14 perches

but who is heir the Homage know not.

First Proclamation made for heir at law of:

  • William CRAWFORD
  • Thomas HUNT
  • Richard PANCUTT
  • James THOMSON Esq.

 

End of Court

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