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Headington history: The Manor of Heddington

22 March 1847


Manor of Heddington

Special Court Baron of Digby Latimer

Monday 22 March 1847

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


[Headington Enclosure Award Plot 86, to NE of Old Headington village]

The Homage present that Richard POLLY late a Customary Tenant whose death was presented on 26th January last died in the year 1841 intestate and seized to him of a Copyhold estate of:

One plot of land No. 86 upon the Headington Enclosure Award containing 3 roods 15 perches situate in the Meadow bounded on the North by Allotment No. 87, on part of the South-East by Allotment No. 89, on part of the South-East by Allotment No. 89, on remaining part of the South-East by an old enclosure late belonging to James DUNSFORD and now to Richard Finch, on the South by a cottage and garden, and on the North-West by the Allotment No. 85.

And that Jane wife of Thomas HARRIS of Heddington mason is only child and heir of Richard Polly and ought to be admitted.

And the said Jane HARRIS being present in Court prayed to be admitted to the above property [to which Richard Polly was admitted 11th December 1823].

Seizin granted, rendering therefor 6d yearly rend and 2/6d for a heriot and the said Jane Harris paid to the Lord 10/- for a Fine and was admitted tenant but her Fealty was respited.

Came Thomas HARRIS of Headington Mason and Jane his wife (the said Jane being first privately examined by the Steward) and in consideration of £100 to them paid by William GRAHAM of Oxford Bookseller surrendered:

1 plot of land or ground No. 86 upon the Headington Enclosure Award containing 3 roods 15 perches situate in the Meadow bounded on the North by Allotment No. 87, on part of the South-East by Allotment No. 89, on part of the South-East by Allotment No. 89, on remaining part of the South-East by an old enclosure late belonging to James DUNSFORD and now to Richard Finch, on the South by a cottage and garden, and on the North-West by the Allotment No. 85.

(to which the said Jane was admitted at this Court)

To the Use of William GRAHAM

And the said William Graham in Court and prayed to be admitted, rendering therefor 6d yearly rent and 2/6d for a heriot

And William Graham paid 10/- for a fine and was admitted Tenant but his Fealty was respited.

End of Court

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