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Headington history: The Manor of Heddington

2 January 1852


Manor of Heddington

Special Court Baron of Digby Latimer, Lord of the said Manor

Friday 2nd January 1852

Before: John Matthews Gent., Steward of the said manor
Homage: Thomas Godfrey, Richard Howse


The Homage present that Richard GODFREY otherwise Richard Chillingworth GODFREY late a Customary Tenant died on 7th April 1851 seized of

a messuage and tenement with a yard behind and garden in front in the occupation of William GURDEN situate in Heddington

whereupon a heriot became due to the Lord.

And the Homage present that by his Will Richard Chillingworth GODFREY gave and devised to George BRIDGES of St Giles Street Oxford Grocer and to the Rev. Thomas TAYLOR of Colwall Clerk all his copyhold houses lands and estates upon certain trusts and subject thereto the Testator gave and devised to his daughter Ann Biggers CULSHA wife of Edward Wiat Culsha of Burton-on-Trent Stafford Clerk

“that copyhold house situate at Headington and held under the Manor of Heddington as was then in the occupation of William Gurden.”

Came George BRIDGES and Thomas TAYLOR and prayed to be admitted tenants to the said premises rendering therefor a rent yearly of 4d and 2/6d for a heriot and paid 10/- for a fine and George Bridges and Thomas Taylor were admitted Tenants but their Fealty was respited.

Came George BRIDGES of St Giles Oxford and the Rev. Thomas TAYLOR of Colwall and in consideration of 10/- and them paid by the said Thomas TAYLOR and by James Crispin GREGG of the Town of Ledbury Gentleman surrendered:

a messuage or tenement with a yard behind a garden in front in the occupation of William Gurden situate at Heddington and now known by the sign of the Spotted Pig (to which the said George Bridges and Thomas Taylor were admitted Tenants at this Court to the Use of the said Thomas TAYLOR and James GREGG subject to Indenture to bear date the day after this Surrender and to be made between George BRIDGES and Thomas TAYLOR of the 1st part Charlotte GODFREY widow of the 2nd Part the Rev. Edward Wiat CULSHA Clerk and Ann Biggers CULSHA his wife of the 3rd Part and the said Thomas TAYLOR and James Crispin GREGG of the 4th Part

And the said Thomas TAYLOR and James Crispin GREGG in Court and prayed to be admitted tenants, rendering therefor a rent yearly of 4d and 2/6 for a Heriot

And the said Thomas TAYLOR and James Crispin GREGG paid 10/- for a fine and were admitted Tenants but their fealty was respited.

End of Court

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