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Headington history: The Manor of Heddington

13 August 1855


Court Baron of Digby Latimer Esq

Lord of the said Manor

Held on Monday 13 August 1855

Before: Alfred Green Holmes Gent., Steward
Homage: Thomas Godfrey, John North


Came James CLARKE late of Headington Road Surveyor but now of 3 The Terrace Turnham Green Middlesex a Customary Tenant and in consideration of £215 to him paid by Robert HAYWARD of Market Street Oxford Yeoman surrendered

a messuage cottage or tenement with the garden situate at Heddington within the Manor formerly in occupation of Thomas ?Lorton JONES and now of ???? to which premises the said James CLARKE was admitted 10th July 1849 on the Surrender of John HEDGES

To the use of Robert HAYWARD

And the said Robert HAYWARD present in Court and prays to be admitted tenant rendering therefor yearly to the said Lord 1/- rent and 2/- for a Heriot and paid 10/- for a fine and Robert HAYWARD was admitted Tenant but his fealty was respited

At this Court comes James CLARKE late of Headington Road Surveyor now of No. 3 the Terrace Turnham Green Middlesex and in consideration of £292 to him paid by Robert HAYWARD of Market Street Oxford Yeoman surrendered

All that plot or piece of ground situate at Heddington within this Manor etc. with the newly built messuage thereon lately in the occupation of the said James CLARKE containing in length on the E. and W. sides 30 feet and 6 inches and on the N. and S. 104 feet bounded E. and S. by garden ground in the occupation of George Baker BALLACHEY heretofore belonging to Thomas GODFREY being other parcel of the Common lands of this Manor on the W. by the Street of Heddington and on the N. by a messuage and garden lately belonging to Sir Joseph LOCK and now in the occupation of Alderman BUTLER

and also

a parcel of ground lying at the E. end and on the S. side of the said newly erected messuage and which parcel of ground has been thrown into and now forms part of the garden and premises held and occupied with the said newly erected messuage

and also

a small piece of ground forming part of the carriage road to the said newly erected messuage all which said premises were late in the occupation of James CLARKE and are now untenanted to which the said James CLARKE was admitted 16th October 1851 on surrender of John HEDGES

to the use of the said Robert HAYWARD

And the said Robert HAYWARD in Court and prays to be admitted tenant … Rendering therefor yearly to the Lord 1/- rent and 2/- for a Heriot and paying 10/- for a fine the said Robert HAYWARD was admitted tenant but his fealty was respited.

At this Court the Homage present that William BUCKINGHAM late a copyhold tenant died since the last Court leaving Elizabeth his Co-tenant him surviving.

The Homage also present that Hannah Matilda Strange MEDWIN late a Customary Tenant died since the last Court leaving Mary Ann ? MORRELL her surviving

The Homage present that Mary COPPOCK wife of Thomas COPPOCK late a Customary Tenant of this Manor died since the last Court leaving Hannah PIERCE or PEARCE her surviving

The Homage present that John COPPOCK late a Customary Tenant died since the last Court but whether his heir at law or devisee is entitled to be admitted the Homage knows not.

(signed) Alfred HOLMES Steward

End of Court

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