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Headington history: The Manor of Heddington

8 August 1865


Manor of Heddington

Court Baron of Digby Latimer Esq, Lord of the Manor

Held on Tuesday 8th August 1865

Before Sturman Latimer Gent, Steward

Homage: John Simmonds, William Berry


[Cottage, probably in Larkins or St Andrew's Lane]

The Homage present that John BATEMAN died on 19th December 1857 seized of

a messuage cottage or tenement with gardens and appurtenances in Heddington and formerly in the occupation of Robert BATEMAN then of Thomas BATEMAN and now William STEFFS

WHEREUPON a heriot due

AND John BATEMAN by his Will dated 4th April 1845 appointed Sarah BEDFORD (now deceased) and Walter William WYATT formerly of Oxford and now of Hutton Essex Gentleman executors left all to Sarah BEDFORD and Walter William WYATT and Sarah BEDFORD died on 13th January 1864 and so Walter William WYATT (by his attorney) Court and prayed to be admitted

to said messuage cottage and tenement (to which John BATEMAN was admitted on 2nd July 1853)

Rent 10d and a heriot Admitted and Fine 10/- but Fealty respited

The Homage present that John Thomas BATEMAN died seized of

a messuage cottage or tenement with the gardens situate in Heddington formerly in the occupation of Robert BATEMAN then John BATEMAN and now William STEFFS AND

By his will [as above] Sarah Bedford's children Elizabeth Smith BEDFORD and John Thomas BEDFORD died aged under 21, and John Thomas BEDFORD (commonly called John Thomas BATEMAN) the only heir

Walter William WYATT in Court surrenders at the request of John Thomas BATEMAN the messuage or tenement with garden

TO THE USE of John Thomas BATEMAN

Rent 10d and a heriot. Admitted but Fealty respited

[Power of attorney, written into this Court Roll]

Power of Attorney of Walter William WYATT formerly of Oxford Grocer and now of Hutton Essex Gentleman

At Court Baron of Digby Latimer Esq Lord of the Manor of Heddington on 2nd July 1852 Robert BATEMAN of Heddington carpenter a Customary Tenant surrendered

a messuage cottage or tenement with garden situate at Heddington wherein John SNOW formerly dwelt and which were after in the occupation of Robert BATEMAN and then John BATEMAN

TO THE USE OF John BATEMAN of Heddington grocer and John BATEMAN admitted Tenant thereto at Rent 10d and a Heriot and

WHEREAS at a Court Barton of Alan William Hutchinson Esq Lord of the Manor of Headington held on 27th May 1851 the said Robert BATEMAN a Customary Tenant of the said Manor of Headington SURRENDERED

a piece of land in the Croft in Headington containing 12 poles bounded on the North by the public street on the south by the land sold to James COPPOCK on the East by land of Mr MALLAM and on the West by land belonging to — HALL Esq

TO THE USE of John BATEMAN and John BATEMAN in Court and admitted Tenant to said Premises.
2d a year rent and a Relief

AND WHEREAS the said John BATEMAN died on 19th December 1857 having made a Will on 4th April 1845 appointing Sarah BEDFORD (since deceased) and the said Walter William WYATT his Executors etc after specific bequests bequeathed to Sarah and then his estate left to Sarah and Walter William WYATT upon Trust to sell into money such part as should not consist of money and invest the proceeds in trust for Sarah to have annual interest for her life so long as she remained unmarried and after her death or marriage upon trust for the children of the said Sarah BEDFORD then living with him namely Elizabeth Smith BEDFORD John Thomas BEDFORD and Thomas BEDFORD equally to be divided between them and if any should die then etc etc

AND WHEREAS the Will of John BATEMAN proved on 9th April 1858 by the said Sarah BEDFORD and Walter William WYATT Executors AND WHEREAS the said Elizabeth Smith BEDFORD and Thomas BEDFORD died in the lifetime of the Testator under 21 and the said Sarah BEDFORD died on 31st January 1864

AND WHEREAS the said John Thomas BEDFORD (commonly called John Thomas BATEMAN) has attained 21 years and is the only person now interested in the proceeds of the sale of the Copyhold estates of the said John BATEMAN deceased if same were sold and he has requested Walter William WYATT as surviving Trustee to surrender the Copyhold estates to him instead of selling the same and paying over the proceeds to him which the said Walter William WYATT has agreed to do

AND WHEREAS Walter William WYATT is desirous to give a POWER OF ATTORNEY to enable him to be admitted and to surrender the said Copyhold hereditaments held under the said Manors of Heddington and Headington respectively

Now those presents Witness that Walter William WYATT appoints Edward Wells HAZEL and Frederick HESTER of Oxford Gentlemen his Attorneys to appear at the next or some subsequent general or special Court to be holden for the said Manors of Heddington and Headington respectively each of them or before the Lord or Lords Lady or Ladies of the same Manors respectively for the time being or the lawfully constituted Stewards or Deputy Stewards out of Court and to pray and receive or take admittance of and from such Lords Lady or Ladies Stewards or Deputy Stewards of the same Manors and each of them according to the custom of the same Manors respectively to all the said copyhold hereditaments and premises to which the said John BATEMAN was admitted as hereinbefore recited

TO THE USE OF Walter William WYATT and my heirs according to the custom of the said Manors of Heddington and Headington respectively and after admittance to surrender into the hands of the Lord or Lords Lady or Ladies of the said Manors of Heddington and Headington

the copyhold hereditaments and premises and all the estate or interest of the said Walter William WYATT TO THE USE of John Thomas BATEMAN

Signed: Walter William Wyatt

Witnesses:
John Thomas Langford, Clerk, Holton Rectory

John Wyatt Hutton, Gent.


[Two plots of land: Headington Enclosure Award Plots 33 & 34:
on the east side of Windmill Road, near Gathorne Road ]

At this court the Homage present John DOSSETT who died in 1818 seized to him

Two copyhold estates within this Manor held by two copies of Court Roll

AND by his Will of 27th October 1818 he gave ...

"I give to my sisters-in-law Mary wife of Thomas COPPOCK and Hannah PRICE (or PEARCE) late BUCKINGHAM my two Copyhold plots of land with appurtenances situate in the Manor of Heddington and which I have surrendered to my Will to Mary COPPOCK and Hannah PRICE for their lives then to my nephew William MORRIS of Beckley"

and the Homage present that the said Mary COPPOCK and Hannah PRICE were admitted Tenants for life at the Court of 27th May 1847 and that the said Hannah PRICE died about a year ago survived by Mary COPPOCK

And the Homage further presents that the said William MORRIS the nephew and devisee of the said John DOSSETT died many years ago intestate as to the said Copyhold estates whereupon they descended to his eldest son William MORRIS late of Headington who died about three years ago also intestate

AND the Homage present that William MORRIS of Headington aforesaid labourer is the eldest son of the last named William MORRIS

NOW AT THIS COURT comes William MORRIS and prays admittance to

1 plot of land No. 33 on the Headington Inclosure Award of 5 February 1818 situate in Quarry Field bounded on the North by the allotment No. 32 on the East by the allotment No. 35 and on the South by the allotment No. 34 an on the West by the Road No. III [Windmill Road] (to which the said John Dossett was admitted on 3rd May 1805) ...

Seizin granted and William MORRIS admitted Tenant
Rent 1/- Heriot 1/6 Fine but fealty respited

... William MORRIS (grandson of William MORRIS devisee of John DOSSETT ... admitted tenant to

One Plot of land No. 34 on the Headington Inclosure Award of 5 February 1819 situate in Quarry Field bounded on the North by the allotment No.33 on the East and South by the allotment No. 35 and on the West by the Road No. III [Windmill Road] (to which John Dossett was admitted on 3rd May 1805)

Rent 6d 1/- Heriot Fine 10/- Fealty Respited


At this Court the Homage present Thomas GODFREY died 1859 seized of

A messuage or tenement with garden and appurtenances situate within this Manor

whereupon 2/- due for a Heriot and

the Homage further present that Thomas GODFREY died intestate and that Thomas GODFREY of Whitchurch Oxon Butcher is his eldest son and heir

Thomas GODFREY admitted to the premises granted to the said Thomas GODFREY deceased at the Court held on 10th August 1841
1/- Rent 2/- Heriot 10/- Fine. Fealty Respited


The Homage preesnt Richard Prince HOWSE died since the last Court whereupon a Heriot became due.

1st Proclamation for heir of Richard Prince HOWSE deceased


The Homage present the death of John NORTH since the last Court who was admitted on 2nd July 1852 to one plot of land of 3 Roods 25 Perches for the residue of the term of 99 years whereupon a heriot due

1st Proclamation for heir of John NORTH

End of Court of Sturman Latimer

 

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