These typed descriptions were found amongst Miss Joyce Winmill’s collection. They form part of the record T/B 285/1 at Essex County Council archives which is a Calendar of Deeds 1618 - 1879 of The Henham Estate (Radcliffe, Wright, Feake and Baxendale families) . Neither source, verification nor correction has yet been made to the contents recorded below.
Deeds and cognate documents of the manor of Henham Hall and the Rectory and impropriate parsonage of Henham, with the glebe lands and tithes (and after the quit-rent charge in lieu thereof) and the advowson of the Victorian church, sometimes called the manor of the Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons, 1647 - 1852.
These manorial estates (over 2,000 acres) comprised properties (e.g. Henham Hall, Lodge, and Parsonage farms) which were later conveyed separately, and many other substantial estates both in Essex and other counties are involved as the ownership of The Henham Estate changed hands.
During this period the Henham Estate was in the Radcliffe and Wright families, where-after it was conveyed to Sir John Blount and, following the collapse of the South Sea Company, to Samuel Feake with whose descendants it remained for over a century until its purchase in the 1850s by Joseph Baxendale who added to it other properties in Henham, the deeds and cognate documents of which constitute the remainder of the collection
1. 1647 29th Nov. Conveyance (Bargain and Sale) for £ 1,766
1. Thomas Postumus Legatt of Broxted, Esq.., and wife Margaret;
2. James Bellewe and John Poole, both of Holborn;
3. Sir Alex. Radcliffe, of Ordsall( co. Lancs) and wife Jane
Rectory and impropriate parsonage of Henham with glebe lands and tithes
2. 1650/1 15th Feb Deed to declare the uses of a Fine
Sir Alex Radcliffe and wife Jane, son and heir John and wife Sarah, and Francis daughter of Sir Alex; and John Coxe of London
Cognisees should stand seized of property to use of Francis and Coxe.
Recites fine Hilary Term 1650/1 between same parties of manor of Henham by name of -
Manor of Henham, five messuages, two cottages, two tofts, a mill, land (100 acres), meadow (40 acres), pasture (30 acres), wood (40 acres), heath and gorse (100 acres), moor ( 100 acres), and 40 shillings rent in Henham and Debden
3. 1657/8 16th & 17th Mar Prenuptial Settlement (Lease and Release)
1. Henry Wright of Dagenham (in Noak Hill)
2. John Crew of Steane (co. Northants), Esq., and 2nd daughter Anne
3. Edward, Lord Montague, of Hinchinbrooke, (co. Hunts.), Thomas Crew (son & heir apparent of John Crew and his youngest brother Walgrave, of Grays Inn (co Middx)
Manor of Dagenhams and appurtenances ( 200 acres), in tenure of 1 and Richard Turner, manor and capital messuage called Cockerells and appurtenances (160 acres) , in tenure of John Greene, farm and cottages called Priestlands Aylmers in tenure of Gideon Dennis, John Stronge and Henry Shonke, in Noak Hill (in Romford), Havering, Harold Wood, (in Romford) and Hornchurch; Mailands Farm, in tenure of Isaac Adnett, sometimes parcel of Empsalls, in tenure of Robert Bush, and wood (80 acres), in tenure of 1, in Hornchurch; Henham Lodge, and all messuages, farms, houses, parsonages, rectories, and advowsons, in tenure of Simon Archer, John Guiver, John Cornell, Nathaniel Wooley, Richard Staines, and Alice Perrin widow, in Henham, Pledgdon (in Henham), Debden, and Chickney
Recites that a marriage is intended between Henry Wright and Anne Crew and that Henry, in consideration thereof and of £ 4,000 paid to him by John Crew conveys property to Edward, Lord Montague etc at 3 above on trust to his own use until the marriage and then for life, after his decease to use of Anne in satisfaction of dower, and after decease of both of them to Edward, Lord Montague etc at 3 above for a term of 500 years on trust that, if there should be no surviving male issue of the marriage but there be female issue, if one daughter she is to have £ 4,000, if two £ 3,000 each, and if more equal shares of £ 7,000, upon her or their attaining age of 18 years or marrying whichever shall happen first ( these sums to apply even if not all daughters survive), which sums are to be raised from the profits or leases of the trust estates; once sum or sums raised, or upon determination of the term if such female issue does not survive , this or these to go to beneficiary of the reversion, and upon determination of said term to use of any heirs male and, in default of such, to uses directed by Henry, and for lack of such appointment to use of Henry, his heirs and assigns for ever.
4. 1690/1 17th Jan. Deed to lead and declare the uses of a Fine
Edmund Pye of St. Andrews, Holborn (co. Middx) and wife Anne, John Conyers of Walthamstow, Esq.., and John Bagshaw of Culworth (co. Northants), Esq.., with Dame Anne Wright of Dagenham (Anne Crew of 3. above)
In consideration of a Conveyance (Lease and Release), 16, 17 Jan 1690/1, of certain estates in Souldrop (co. Beds), from Dame Ann and her trustees to Pye, which are of equal value to following property of which it is covenanted to levy a Fine
Perryfields (25 acres), Davvyes Part (6 acres), and Woods Mead (7 acres), in tenure of John Guiver at yearly rent of £ 22.10s., in Henham
to use of Dame Ann
Reedings Springs (10 acres), in tenure of Henry Squire at yearly rent of £ 6 in Henham
5. 1707 21st Aug Will of Dame Anne Wright proved 24th Mar 1708/9
To Samuel Smith, vicar of Henham, for life a customary messuage called Pinchthorpe and land (50 acres ), lately purchased of John Wooley, now in tenure of John Wright, and copyhold of manor of Henham Hall, in Henham, provided that he remain vicar there, executors paying his fine on admission, and then to his successor incumbents, they paying the fine…..
To Elizabeth Acton copyhold messuage and lands, purchased of William Davy, in tenure of Simon Franklin, in Henham, copyhold land purchased of Simon Archer, held by Mr Squire, both amounting to c. £ 20 a year, for life and then to grandson Henry Pye and his heirs, and also £ 100
6. 24th March 1715/16 Release (office copy c. 1740) for £ 400
1. Richard Nicholls, of St Clement Danes (co Middx), goldsmith and John Searle, of Epping, gent.; 2. Edward Mainwaring of Whitmore (co Staffs), Esq.., 3. George Guyver of Henham, yeoman - property as in no 4 above
7. 7th. & 8th June 1720 Conveyance (Lease and Release)
1. Edward Mainwaring and wife Jemima; 2. Ann Rider (formerly Ann Pye) but now Knotting (co. Beds.); 3. John Grayhurst re an Annuity of 30 shillings yearly from Collins als. Reedings Springs (10 acres) in occupation of James Collins at yearly rent of £ 6, in Henham
8. 22nd Sept 1720
Note of John Russell: that a map of the manors and lands in Henham on parchment or vellum, two paper particulars of quit rents, one from Mr. Smith and the other from Mr. Staines, with Smith’s comments thereon, and Smith’s account in paper of the courts and quit rents at Henham delivered by him formerly to Mr. Rider, were taken from Sir John Blunt’s lest he (Russell) should want them in a court of survey appointed for following 4th Oct
9. 14, 15 Dec. 1741 Grant for life (Lease & two counterpart releases)
Samuel Feake senior of Dorringtons in Sheering, to eldest son and heir Samuel junior re a Capital messuage called Henham Hall and land (300 acres), cottage called The Cherry Garden, both now in tenure of Henry and John Headland, in Henham
10. 11,12 Aug 1756 Conveyance (Lease and Release) for £ 100
Samuel Feake senior to James Starkins, of Elsenham, miller re a parcel of ground (1/2 rood), formerly part of waste of manor of Henham Hall, and a windmill lately erected thereon, with millstones, running gears, utensils and implements, in tenure of James Starkins, in Henham
11. 20, 21 May 1836 Deed of Trust (Lease and Release)
Jane Feake of Sheering Hall, spinster, to Feake Sandford of John Street, Adelphi (co. Middx) gentleman
Conveys to Feake S. in trust for herself, her heirs and assigns one undivided third share on moiety of Mansion house called Durringtons and land, in occupation of Henrietta Sackville Glyn widow on a 19 year lease from 1819 at £ 100 yearly; Newhouse Farmstead and land, Sheering Hall Farmhouse and land, both in occupation of Peter Pavitt; all in Sheering. Henham ParsonageFarmhouse and land with great tithes of Henham, in occupation of Charles Stallibrass; Henham Hall Farm, in occupation of William Stallibrass; farm and lodge called Henham Lodge, in occupation of Meynott Titchmarsh; public house and land called The Cock Farm, in occupation of John Bush; all in Henham. New Chapple Bush Farm, New Chapple Farm, both in occupation of William Wall, in Godstone (co. Surry). Quit rents of manors of Henham Hall, Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons, and Sheering Hall
Recites the Will of Anne Charlotte wife of Jonathan Cruse, late of Durrington House, Sheering, 28 Jan 1800 , whereby she devised Durringtons and land, with undivided moiety of all her other estates in Henham, Sheering, and Harlow, and Sawbridgeworth (co. Herts.), and Godstone (co. Surrey) to husband Jonathan for life with proviso that should he remarry the undivided mioety was to descend to the issue of such second marriage and their heirs in survivorship; codicil thereto , 6 Sept 1800, whereby she devised her mioety of a messuage and malting office alled Collins and a freehold close of land (13 acres) called Bradleys in Sheering, to husband; that testatrix died 6th Sept 1800, Will proved in PCC 20th Oct 1800, that husband adopted surname of Feake and, in 1813, married Rebecca Smith, dying March 1818 leaving issue Rebecca, Jane (party thereto) of age of 21 3rd Dec 1835, Ann Charlotte Feake and John Sam. F.
12. 2nd Sept 1884 Deed of Partition
States that the Henham Estate comprises Henham Hall Farm (318 acres, 2 roods, 31 perches), Cock Public House and land, and land formerly belonging thereto (22 acres, 1 rod, 1 perch,) Dudds Wood, Birch Wood and Park Spring (107 acres 3 rods, 21 perches, lordships, and manors of Henham Hall and Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons, Parsonage farm (204 acres 1 rod, 34 perches) Henham Lodge Farm (403 acres, 1 rod, 7 perches)
13. 23rd Oct. 1844 Mortgage for £ 5,000
Philip Stuart Feake to Jos. Howell Blood and Charles Edgar Stuart re Henham Hall Farm, in occupation of Widow Stallibrass; The Cock Public House and land, in occupation of Jos. Heard, and certain lands formerly held therewith now in occupation of James Bush; Dudds Wood, Birch Wood, and Park Spring; all in Henham
14. 12th June 1846 Mortgage Demise for 99 years
1. Philip Stuart Feake, 2.Joseph Howell Blood, 3. Jacob Howell Pattisson of Witham - the property at 13 above was conveyed to Feake and is subject to mortgages of £ 5,000 and £ 7,000. The manors of Henham Hall and of the Rectory of Henham, rent charge in lieu of great tithes of the parish of Henham are limited to Feake for life; Henham Parsonage and Henham Lodge Farms are limited to benefit of Feake’s wife Anne, then to Feake for life but are subject to a mortgage of £ 8,000.
15. Copy of part of Henham Enclosure Award 1850
watermarked 1851 detailing allotments to Philip Feake,- a comparison with The Parish Tithe Award 1840 and shows this extract to relate to Henham Parsonage Farm, and land (15 acres, 2 ro9ds, & 34 perches) in 140 in occupation of James Bush
16. 31st Dec. 1852 Articles of Agreement for Sale
Joseph Howell Blood ( a solicitor and agent for Philip Stuart Feake Martin now of Worthing, Sussex) with Joseph Baxendale of Woodside, Whetstone - the Henham Estate comprising A. Henham Hall Farm (318 acres, 2 roods, 31 perches), Cock Public House and land, and land formerly belonging thereto (22 acres, 1 rod, 1 perch,) Dudds Wood, Birch Wood and park Spring (107 acres 3 rods, 21 perches, for £ 12,526. 3s.4d
B. lordships, and manors of Henham Hall and Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons for, and rent charges in lieu of great tithes of the parish of Henham for £ 12,590.3s4d
C. Henham Parsonage Farm (204 acres 1 rod, 34 perches) Henham Lodge Farm (403 acres , 1 rod, 7 perches), advowson of vicverdana church of Henham for £ 13,883.13.4d
Also included in the schedule of property is a rental of estate giving the following information (re acreage a=acres, r=rods, p=perches) -
|Henham Hall & land||232a. 02r. 24p||John Stallibrass, a 14 year lease from
Michelmas 1845 at 24s. per annum
|BrayshottsDown Field||100a 02r. 17p.19a 0r. 35p||George Frederick Collin, a 21 year lease
from Michelmas 1845 at £ 1 per annum
|Henham Parsonage & land||96a. 01r. 23p.||as above||120.09s.0d.|
|Land||63a. 01r. 01p.||Edward Swinborne Philbrick, same lease,
at 25s. per annum
|Henham Lodge||403a.03r.05p.||Peter Cowell, a 14 year lease from
Michelmas 1845, variable with price of corn
|Cock Inn & land||3a.02r.14p.||Hawkes & Co., a 21 year lease from lady Day 1845||40.0s.0d.|
|Land||8a.03r.22p.||James Bush, a yearly tenancy||11.0s.0d.|
|Birch Wood||11a.03r.36p.||Peter Cowell as above, though on a fixed rent||11.19s.06d.|
|Park Spring Wood||50a.01r.12p.||as above but variable||14.0s.0d.|
|Dodds Wood & The Spring||45a. 02r.13p9a.0r.06p..||E. S. Philbrick as above||42.0s.0d.|
Rectorial rent charge in parish of Henham commuted at £ 510.0.0. Average produce, over a period of 7 years, of manors of Henham Hall and Rectory of Henham is £ 95.0.0.
17.Schedule of estates purchased by Joseph Baxendale, 15th Nov 1852 for £ 39,000 - as in 16 above; deeds of Little Henham Lodge Farm, part freehold, and part copyhold of the manors of Henham Hall, and of Mole Hall in Debden, 1627-1860; deeds of freehold part of Little Henham Lodge Farm, 1627-1774
18. Feoffment; with bond, in £ 50, for peaceable enjoyment 19th Dec 1627
William Pomfrett of Henham, husbandman to Jeremiah Dykes of Epping, clerk re a parcel of land (2 1/2 acres) in Little Cotman Field between land late of Robert More on the south side, that of John Clarke on the west side; its headlands lying north to south in Henham
19. Feoffment 30th Aug 1634
Jeremiah Dykes to William Dillingham of the parish of St Dunstan’s in W. London, clerk re property as in 18 above
20. Power of Attorney to deliver seisin Aug 1644
Jeremiah Dykes to Thomas Bowtell of Henham re property as in 18 above
21. Articles of Agreement for sale 21st May 1646
Thomas Cook of Henham, yeoman; Leigh of Bishops Stortford, clerk - two parcels of land, one in Eastfield abg. both sides on that of Leigh, the other in a common field called East in Henham
22. Feoffment for £ 19 21st May 1646
Thomas Cock (as in 21 above), grandson of John Cock senior, late of Henham, yeoman, deceased, to Thomas Leigh (as in 21 above) re property (as in 21 above) now cited to contain 1 1/2 acres. Recites the Will of John Cock 14th April 1646, whereby he devised property to feoffment
23. Power of Attorney to deliver seisin
Thomas Cock as above to John Rowe of Bishops Stortford, gent., re property as at 21 above
24. 13th Oct. 1738 Admission of Susan Tooke, Rachel Threadgold, and Mary & Susan Sherwill under the Will of John Leigh -
Messuage and land (10acres); land (1/2acre) in Nashfield; land (1 1/2acres) lately parcel of 12 acres in Eastfield formerly of William Dillingham; land (4acres) in Ugley Hole Croft; parcels of land (1 1/2 acres and 1/2 acre) in Nashfield; four parcels of land (3 acres & 3 rods) in Middle Croft; two parcels ((3 acres & 3 rods) in Nashfield; parcel (1 1/2 acres) in Brockledon Field; land (3 acres) in Broomcroft formerly of John Wall; all in Henham. Meadow (2 acres) called Catts Mead formerly of Mathew Wooley and wife Elizabeth; in Little Henham in the parish of Henham. All now in occupation of James Chipperfield
Recites surrender 17th Feb 1687/8 of said John Leigh to use of his Will and deaths of Sarah Archer afterwards Thayne with issue and of Elizabeth Sherwill spinster. Court of Samuel Feake Esq.. and Steward Robert King, gent
25. Admission of John Parrish 11th Aug. 1828
Recites presentment at court 19th June 1815 of death of John Parrish and his Will 15th Nov. 1811, whereby he devised property, with a messuage and other land, called Little Henham Hall Farm (100 acres), in occupation of James Westwood, in Henham
26. Trinity Term 1831 Final Concord (Counterparts)
- Thomas Barry v. John Rickett and wife Sarah, John Paul and wife Anna, Thomas Rickett and wife Ann re thirteen twentieths of 30 acres of land, five acres of meadow, and seven acres of pasture in Henham
27. Surrender (out of court) 23rd Oct 1848 of James Chapman to Richard Benyon Lake in trust for John L., both of Lincoln’s Inn for £ 300 - land (1/2 acre), parcels of land ( 1 1/2 acres and 1/2 acre), and two more parcels (3 acres 3brods), all in Nashfield; four parcels of land ( 3 acres 3 rods) in Middle Croft,; land (4 acres) in Ugley Hole Croft; parcel of land (1 acre 2 rods), in Brockledon Field; except such strips as for construction of Northern and Eastern Railway Co.; all copyhold of manor of Henham Hall, in Henham
28. 21st Nov. 1859 Agreement to Purchase for £ 1,000 (£ 100 deposit)
- James Chapman with Joseph Thomas Collin, of Saffron Walden, gent re a messuage or tenement farm and lands (50 acres 3 rods), in occupation of Emmanuel Baynes, of which 18 acres 28 perches is freehold, the remainder copyhold, in Henham and Debden
29. 1860 Sale particulars of Little Henham Lodge Farm (49 acres 28 perches) in Henham and Debden. Memorandum of agreement on purchase of all lots by Joseph Baxendale for £ 1,140 of which a deposit of £ 216 is acknowledged
30. 23rd Dec 1847 Provisional Enclosure Order for Great Hide, Small Hide, How and Platts Fields, Sandhills, Outfield, Middle Ash, Ash Brockley Fen and Common
31. Will of James Chapman 6th July 1857 whereby he devised Little Henham Lodge Farm, in occupation of Emmanuel Baynes, to his son Charles
32. 25th Nov. 1657 Bargain and Sale with Feoffment (Counterparts) -
for £ 850; with bond, in £ 2,000, for performance - Thomas Stock yeoman (eldest son & heir of Richard Stock yeoman deceased), and wife Ann to Fra. Ingold yeoman, all of Henham -
messuage, in occupation of feoffor, at or near Wood End Green; four closes of pasture and four of arable (30 acres in all) lying together, the latter called Sibleys next the Orchard, Little Sibleys by Reedinge, Dellhaybush and Hungerdon; two closes (16 acres) called Haybush; closes called Newley (5acres), Newground (10 acres), Woodcockslay (7 acres), Queachcroft (4 acres), and The Grove (5 acres); parcel of Woodland (2 1/2 acres) called The Grove; all in Henham
33. 24th March 1659/60 Bargain and Sale with Feoffment for £ 1,020. Frs. Ingold (as in 32 above) to Richard Cox, citizen and bowyer of London. A capital messuage called Ryches or Riches Tenement als. Scotts in Pledgdon Hamlet and Henham; messuage and lands (as in 32 above)
Two crofts (3 acres) at Wood End; lands (3 acres) at Wood End Green abg. west on common field called Platts Field; lands (1 1/2 acres), abg. west on part of the 3 acres last mentioned, on Bury Hill in Mill Field als. Plattsfield, sometime parcel of a tenement called Hales; lands (2 acres) in same place abg. south on lands of Pledgdon Hall; all copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, in Henham.
Land (1acre) in Little Sibleys, copyhold of the manor of Henham Rectory als. Pledgdon Cannons, in Henham
34. 14th Jan 1697/8 Prenuptial Settlement (Lease & Release) - mentions that the capital messuage in 33 above is occupied by Henry Stanes
35. 17th July 1730 Mortgage (Demise for 1,000 years) for £ 600 mentions that the capital messuage and lands as in 33 above are now occupied by John Collins
36. 24th May 1736 Admission of Richard Cox re lands, copyhold of manor of Henham Hall ( as in 33 above)
recites surrender, 19th April 1699, of Richard Cox to use of self and wife Mary on trust, that both are since dead survived by Richard, their eldest son and heir. Court of Samuel Feake esq. Steward Richard Harrison, gent
37. 25th May 1736 Admission of Richard Cox as heir of father Richard Cox re Lands, copyhold of the manor of Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons (as in 33 above). Court of Samuel Feake esq. and Steward Richard Harrison, gent
38. 11th Oct. 1749 Admission of John Collin per Joseph Collin re lands, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall as in 32 & 33 above
39. 11th April 1786 Admission of John Collins per attorney Thomas Hall Fiske re lands copyhold of the manor of the Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons as in 33 above. Recites presentment at court 27th April 1784 of the death intestate of John Collins who held by 38 above, leaving infant son John as heir. Court of Jonathan Cruse, gent; and wife Anne (late Feake, spinster); Rev. Frs. Tutte and Rev. John Walker, their trustees, and Mary Feake, spinster
40. 11th April 1786 Admission of John Collin per attorney Thomas Hall Fiske re land, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, as in 33 above, with mention of a croft of land (1 acre), formerly planted with hops, at Wood End Green formerly in the occupation of Frs. Ingold, all now in the occupation of Peter Murkin
41. 10th & 11th Oct 1796 Conveyance (Lease and Release) for £ 2,015. John Collin to Benjamin Rider of Strethall, gent., re capital messuage as in 33 above; lands as in 32 above. Covenant to surrender copyholds as in 33 above to which John Collins was admitted in 39 above.
42. 31st Oct. 1796 Out of court surrender of John Collin to Benjamin Rider re land, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall as in 33 above, to which John Collin was admitted in 40 above
43.23rd Jan 1797 Out of court surrender of John Collin to Benjamin Rider re land, copyhold of the manor of the Rectory als. Pledgdon Cannons, as in 33 above, to which John Collin was admitted in 39 above
44. 11th & 12th Jan 1805 Conveyance (Lease & Release) of a mortgaged property, for £ 2,600, with assignment of a term of years in trust to attend the inheritance
1. Benjamin Rider and wife Catherine
2. Thomas Glyn of Great Cumberland Street, St. Marylebone, esq
3. Sir Richard Carr Glyn of Gaunts, Dorset
4. Joseph Rider
5. John Thomas Bigge of Inner Temple, London, esq
Capital messuage and copyhold lands as in 33 above; lands as in 32 above
Covenants to surrender copyholds and to levy a fine; 1 to 2’s appointment, until when or in default thereof, and after determination of any such estate, to his use for life, and after determination thereof in his lifetime, to use of 3. and his heirs for life of and trust for 2. to prevent dower, then to use of 2, his heirs and assigns.
45. 8th Feb 1805 Certificate of the Contract for the Redemption of Land Tax made between Robert Lewis, clerk, and Henry Pooly, Commissioners of Land Tax for Essex, and Thomas Glyn in respect of Wood End Green Farm ( 92 acres), in the occupation of Benjamin Rider, in Henham; malting called Collins; in the occupation of Peter Pavitt, in Sheering Street, and field…. etc etc
46. 27th May 1805 Admission of Thomas Clayton Glyn re land, copyhold of the manor of the Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons as in 33 above. Court of Jonathan Feake esq., Thomas Glyn esq., and Amelia Penelope Hollingbery widow.
47. 27th May 1805 Admission of Thomas Clayton Glyn re land, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall as in 40 above
48. 4th June 1805 Certificate of the Contract for the Redemption of Land Tax made between Robert Lewis, clerk, and John Sympson Jessop, Commissioners of Land Tax for Essex, and Colonel Thomas Glyn in respect of that part of a farm called Riches or Woodend Green Farm which lies in the hamlet of Pledgdon in the parish of Henham: messuage and land ( 80 acres) in the occupation of Benjamin Rider, the other part of which is in Henham, the land tax thereon already being redeemed. Consideration 1£251.3s.4d.
49. 27th June 1805 Certification of William Radcliffe to Colonel Thomas Glyn of the registration of 48 above at the Land Tax Register Office
50. 29th Aug 1844 Deed of Disentailment of copyhold land
1. Rev. Thomas Clayton Glyn (eldest son of Thomas Glyn (who was formerly a colonel in the 1st Regiment of Foot Guards, deceased)
2. Clayton William Feake Glyn (eldest son of Rev. Thomas Clayton Glyn above re land copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, to which Rev. Thomas Clayton Glyn was admitted in 46 above, excepting any which has been sold
51. 29th Aug 1844 Deed of Disentailment of copyhold land Parties as in 50 above. Land, copyhold of the manor of the Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons as in 33 above. Deeds of an enclosed field (14 acres) called Towers Want in Henham, formerly part of Sandpitts Farm, and from 1813, part of Greenend Farm
52. 27th & 28th Aug 1750 Attested copies (8th Dec 1813) of Conveyance (Lease & Release)
for £ 1,050. Edward Bacon of Earlham , Norfolk, esq., eldest son and heir of Waller Bacon, late of same, esq., deceased, to James Wyatt, of Little Canfield, gent.
Freehold messuage or tenement and land (80 acres) ; close of land (1 1/2 acres) sometime of John Boultripp, afterwards laid to a field parcel of premises called Rafefield; land (1/2 acre) hereforeto of Thomas Colville, in a field called Sandhill sometime of Nathaniel Blakes; all now in the occupation of Peter Coote in Pledgdon hamlet. Land (4 acres) in Platts Field on Bury Hill, land (1 acre) in Flowfield, and land (2 acres) in Copperton Field near The Mill Gate, all copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall. Land (3 acres) in Platts Field near the pond, and land (3 acres) in Little Mill Field both copyhold of the manor of the Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons; all in Henham
53. 2nd. & 3rd April 1751 Attested copies (6th Dec 1813) of Conveyance (Lease & Release).
James Wyatt (as in 52 above) to Thomas Bridge of Great Dunmow, gent. - the property as in 52 above. Recites 50 above and that Wyatt was acting as an agent for Bridge who put up the purchase money
54. 26th & 27th March 1752 Attested copies (8th Dec 1813) of Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £ 1,180. Thomas Bridge to Robert Howard of Newport, gent. - the property as in 52 above. Recites the surrender of former owner Edward Bacon, Nov. 1751, to use of Howard and latter’s admission.
55. 8th Dec. 1813 Prenuptial Settlement re Robert Howard junior and Elizabeth Trott
1. Robert Howard senior and wife Sarah
2. Robert Howard junior of Queens College, Cambridge, son and heir
3. Michael Trott of Quendon, yeoman, father of Elizabeth
4. William Archer of Saffron Walden, maltster
freehold messuage or tenement and farm (presumably as in 52 above) which, together with certain copyholds covenanted below to be surrendered, is in the occupation of Lawrence and John Warner at an annual rent of £ 60, in Henham….. etc …. etc
56. 2nd & 3rd Jan 1789 Reconveyance between John Sennitt to Robert Howard re property in Stanstead Mountfitchet, Henham and Elsenham re 55 above
57. 5th Jan 1789 Attested (9th Dec. 1813) copy of Mortgage (Demise for 1,000 years) for £ 400 - Robert Howard to Ann Coote of Bishops Stortford, widow, and Thomas Coote of Takeley, yeoman re property in Henham and Elsenham as in 55 above
58. 10th Aug. 1801 Attested copy (9th Dec. 1813) of Release for £600 -
Elizabeth Maria Howard of Sawbridgeworth, spinster, to brother John Howard - the property as in 52 above now called Sandpitts Farm. She recites the Will of her father Rev. Robert Howard, 4th Sept., 1795, whereby he devised to his second son John , the property as above subject to payment of £ 600 to sister Elizabeth, on trust during minority, when of age she attained 4th Aug. 1797.
59. 11th & 12th Aug.1801 Attested copies (9th Dec 1813) of Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £ 2,100 Elizabeth Howard, as above, widow of Robert Howard, late of Quendon, clerk deceased, and John Howard, as above, late of Sawbridgeworth, gent., but now a Lieutenant in 52nd Foot Regiment, to Thomas Canning of Elsenham, clerk, and his trustee George Walton of Saffron Walden, gent re property as in 58 above, late of Waller and Edward Bacon, afterwards of Thomas Bridge, since of Robert Howard the grandfather, and Robert Howard the father, and now in the occupation of Thomas Warner…. etc … etc
60. 23rd Dec. 1812 Contract for sale at £ 1,000.
William Canning of Quendon, esq., with John Foreman of Harlow, gent, attorney for Thomas Glyn re a field (14 acres) called Towers Want in occupation of Mrs. Canning in Henham. £ 100 has been paid as a deposit.
61. 22nd June 1803 Attested copy (9th Dec 1813) of Certificate of the Contract for the Redemption of Land Tax made between Walter Urquhart and Rev. Robert Lewis, Commissioner of Land Tax for Essex, and Thomas Canning in respect of property as in 58 above now described as c. 110 acres; consideration £ 418.
62. 23rd Dec. 1812 Contract for sale at £1,000.
William Canning of Quendon, esq., with John Foreman of Harlow, gent, attorney for Thomas Glyn re a field (14 acres) called Towers Want, in the occupation of Mrs Canning in Henham. £100 has been paid as a deposit.
63. 14th & 15th Oct 1813 Attested copies (9th Dec. 1813) of Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £4,267.4s.
1. Hester, widow of Thomas Canning, George Welch of Stansted Mountfitchet, surgeon, and James Game of Elsenham, maltster;
2. William Canning
3. Thomas Nottage of Henham, farmer
Sandpitts Farm, now measured at 101 acres 2 rods 22 perches, and particularised as; The Homestall (1 acre 1 rod 16 perches) and adjoining pasture land (7 acres 1 rod 31 perches), Dovehouse Field (acres 2 rods 29 perches, Middle Field (3 acres 2 rods 8 perches), Cottage Field (5acres 1 rod 28 perches), four parcels of land (8 acres 1 rod 3 perches, 2 rods 25 perches,2 rods 4 perches, and 2 rods 27 perches) in Sandhill Common, three parcels of land (6 acres 1 rod 17 perches, 2 acres 2 rods 37 perches, and 7 acres 3 rods 19 perches) in Outfield Common, Towers Want (14 acres 12 perches), parcel of land (5 acres 26 perches) in Hide Common, Little Hide (9 acres 2 rods 26 perches) and adjoining piece of land (21 perches) next the road, Mill Field (12 acres 3 rods 20 perches), two parcels of marshground (2 acres 1 rod 37 perches and 5 acres 2 rods 26 perches) called the Osier Grounds; heretofore described as 80 acres,. excepting the cottage built at the top of the last-mentioned parcel of marshground, in occupation of Blackwell, in Pledgdon hamlet in Henham
To the use of appointment of 2.and in the meantime to his use for life, and after determination of that estate to use of 3. and his heirs during life of and in trust for 2, and then to use of 2, his heirs and assigns.
Covenant to surrender for £ 317.4s., part of the above purchase price, to the use of 2, his heirs and assigns a parcel of land (3 acres) near the Pond in Platts Field, parcel of land (1 acre) in Flowfield, both as in 52 above
Recites the Will of Thomas Canning 18th Feb. 1808, whereby he appointed 1 trustee for the sale of estates including the above, devising freehold parts to 1 and their heirs, together with money arising from the sale and the interim issues of property
For the sale particular of Sandpitts Farm in 1812 see D/DPn E1
64. 9th & 10th Jan 1783 Mortgage in fee (Lease & Release) for £ 500-
Robert Howard of Quendon, clerk, to John Sennitt of Cambridge, gent…………..messuage and farm, late in the occupation of Lawrence and John Warner, in Henham: several pieces of land, late in the occupation of Samuel and John Nash in Elsenham
65. 15th Oct. 1813 Attested copy (9th Dec 1813) of Assignment of a term of years in trust to attend the inheritance
1.Joseph Shepherd now of Littlebury, gent.
2. Hester Canning, George Welch, and James Game
3. William Canning
4. James Powell Mounsey of Charlotte Street, Bedford Square (c.
re property in Henham as in 64 above……….
66. 2nd & 3rd Dec 1813 Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £ 900.
2.Robert Howard of Sawbridgeworth, eldest son & heir at law of Rev. Robert Howard late of Quendon, clerk, deceased
3.Thomas Clayton Glyn of Great Cumberland Street (c. Middx.), eldest son & heir, and also executor of Thomas Glyn deceased
4. Richard Plumtre Glyn of Arlington Street (c. Middx.) esq., and John Thomas Bigge now Chief Justice of the Island of Trinidad
field as in 62 above now in tenure of John Saggers, part of Sandpitts Farm
67. 3rd Dec. 1813 Assignment of a term of years
1.James Powell Mounsey (as in 65 above)
2. William Canning ( as in 62 above)
3. Richard Plumtre Glyn ( as in 66 above) and John Thomas Bigge (as in 44 above)
4. Bigoe Charles Williams
field as in 62 above
Deeds of arable land (2 acres) called ‘Brooks’, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, part of Greenend Farm, 1731-1807
68. 6th May 1731 Contemporary copy, out of court surrender of John Savell and wife Ann to William Jarvis of Henham, husbandman re a parcel of arable land (2 acres) adjoining a messuage called Turners on the east, abg. west on a way leading from Henham to Prison Green, lately of Ann Brooks, now in the tenure of William Bacon, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, in Henham
69. 10th June 1734 Admission of William Jarvis (as in 68 above) re land (as in 68 above)
70. 1806 Abstract of title of Mrs. Mary Canning and Miss Ann Guyver to
1. land as in 67 above
2. land as in 68 above
3. 22nd April 1768 Surrender (out of court) of William Jarvis of all his copyhold estates to use of his will
4. 12th Aug. 1769 Admission (out of court) of William Jarvis as grandnephew of William Jarvis (as in sub 3.of this record) re copyhold estates devised by testator in will 30th Oct 1765, to Susan, daughter of William, son of nephew William Jarvis, and which testator purchased of Henry Bacon
5. 12th Aug 1769 Admission of George Guyver of Henham, on surrender of William Jarvis, estates as in sub.4 above. Surrenders to the use of his will
6. 12th Aug 1769 bond or assurance of title - parties as in sub 5 above
7. 6th Oct 1777 Will of George Guyver devising his estates to his wife Susan
8. 10th July 1779 Admission of Mary & Ann Guyver re equal moieties of estate as in sub 7 above. Recites the death of George Guyver siezed inter alia of land as in 68 above
71. 7th Jan 1807 Contemporary copy, Surrender (out of court) of Mary Canning (late Guyver, spinster), of Henham, widow, and Ann Guyver to uses - land as in 68 above; to the appointment of Thomas Glyn and until or in default thereof to use of son Thomas Clayton Glyn in trust for his father
72. 22nd Sept 1807 Certificate of the Contract for the Redemption of Land Tax made between Walter Urquhart and John Sympson - land as in 68 above now in the occupation of John Saggins. Consideration £7.6s.8d.
Misc. papers concerning Greenend Farm c. 1847-1861
73. 1847 Sketch map of Woodend Farm in Henham , the property of Rev. Thomas Clayton Glyn copied from the plan made by Martin Nockolds in 1805
74. 1st Dec. 1851 Lease for 21 years between Rev. Thomas Clayton Glyn of Durringtons in Sheering, to Edward Swinborne Philbrick of Dunmow, tile maker re Wood End Green Farm (107 acres), in the occupation of Thomas Titmarsh in Henham. From 29th Sept 1851 at a rent of £ 25 in the first year, £ 75 for the next six years, and £100 thereafter
75. Letters about the tenancy of Wood End Farm 1861. Letter, John D. Taylor of Bishops Stortford, solicitor, to Mr. Bunting for Joseph Baxendale, stating that the lease was assigned by Philbrick to Scruby with written consent of Glyn and that Scruby is therefore tenant for the remainder of the lease on the same terms, and that Baxendale purchased subject to this tenancy.
76. Deeds of a freehold messuage or tenement and abjg. land, called Eastapletons, abg. south on street in Henham 1713-1857
77. 4th & 5th Jan 1713/14 Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £ 120.
Rebecca Patton of Cambridge, widow, to George Wenham of Henham, grocer and his wife Martha re a messuage or tenement called Eastapletons and adjoining parcel of land (1 acre) in Henham
78. 26th Aug. 1714. Mortgage (Demise for 500 years) for £ 60. George Wenham (as in 77 above) to George Guyver of Henham, yeoman, the property as in 77 above
79. 27th Nov. 1722 Assignment of a mortgage with additional borrowing on some security.
1. James Strangeway of c. Middx., gent and wife Sarah
2. John Wenham of Henham, victualler (brother and heir of George Wenham, deceased
3. Richard Reynolds of Saffron Waldon, gent
property as in 77 above. Recites 78 above on which default was made, and its assignment, 26th Aug. 1721, to Strangeway who now assigns it, for £ 74.7s.6d. to Reynolds who also pays John Wenham £ 25.2s.6d.
80. 11th July 1724 Articles of Agreement.
John Wenham and Peter Waskett of Broxted, gent., with Thomas Gridley of Henham, shopkeeper. To sell and levy a fine of property as in 77 above
81. 25th & 26th Dec. 1730 Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £ 130;
with bond, in £ 260, for performance . Thomas Gridley and wife Elizabeth to Anthony Osboston of Thaxted, yeoman re the property at 77 above. £ 00 of consideration money is already owing to Anthony Osboston on a mortgage of 9th June 17256; covenant to levy a fine.
82. 28th & 29th Sept. 1770 Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £ 101.1s.
Anthony Osboston of Great Waltham, yeoman, only son and heir of Anthony Osboston late of same, yeoman, deceased, to Nathan Nottage of Henham, shopkeeper re property as in 77 above now in the occupation of Jacob Sams which was devised by Anthony Osboston senior in his will 30th July 1765 subject to an annuity of £ 30 to testator’s widow, now deceased.
83. 8th & 9th Aug 1817 Conveyance (Lease & Release)
1. James Pavitt of Clavering, miller and Thomas Thomason of Thaxted, shopkeeper
2. James Pigram late of Henham, shopkeeper
3. John Emson of Helions Bumpstead, yeoman
property as in 77 above
1. assigns of estate of 2. against whom a Commission of bankruptcy has been issued, to 3
Recites 1 conveyance (Lease & Release), 25th 7 26th Oct 1810, Thomas Nottage of Henham, shopkeeper ( son & heir and devises in fee under the will of Nathan Nottage of Henham deceased , and wife Mary to 2. for £ 525 ………….
84. 26th & 27th Oct. 1821 Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £ 300.
2.Robert Cole, of Bishops Stortford, grocer
3.William Parkin, of Helions Bumpstead, farmer
property as in 77 above, in occupation of James Hayden, abg. south on street (robert Cole subsequently died intestate on 24th May 1849
85. Deeds of two cottages, one freehold ( sometime called Bogg), the other copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, both bought from Henry Brook by Salisbury Baxendale in 1883
86. 13th Aug. 1681 Will of Thomas Monck, of Henham, shopkeeper. Devises house and stock to his daughter Jane to pay his debts and legacies, her husband Edward Welch to be executor; to his wife Elizabeth parlour to dwell in for life, best bed, household goods of her choice, wood in yard, and £ 5 yearly; to daughter Mary, the wife of Samuel Taylor, £ 54, and to daughter Sarah, wife of John Keene, 10 shillings, in both cases 3 months after their mother’s decease.
Endorsed in opinion of counsel, John Wale, 24th Feb. 1721/22 that Jane and her husband Edward Welch have the power to sell or mortgage the property as in 87 below
87. 20th Dec. 1681 Quitclaim.
John Keene of Stansted Mountfitchet, butcher, and wife Sarah to Edward Welch of Henham, yeoman and wife Jane -a messuage or tenement, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall in Henham of any encumbrances imposed by 86 above
88. 20th Dec. 1681 Quitclaim.
Samuel Taylor of Takeley, grocer, and his wife Mary to Edward Welch and his wife Jane the property in 87 above. £ 54 bequest chargeable upon property now paid in accordance with 86 above.
89. 1st October 1684 Admission of Jane, wife of Edward Welch re property not specified but as in 87 above. Recites presentation at court 29th April 1682 that Thomas Monck died intestate siezed of certain copyholds and that Mary, the wife of Samuel Taylor, Sarah the wife of John Keene, and Jane, the wife of Edward Welch, are daughters and heirs, that he devised his house as in 87 above to Jane, which he had previously surrendered in court to use of his will. The court of Edmund Pye, esq., and Steward was John Conyers esq.
90. 2nd May 1724 Conditional surrender (mortgage) (out of court) of Mary Welch widow, and Michael Welch of Henham, carpenter, to Francis Westhorpe of Littlebury, gent., for £ 71.15s. re the property as in 87 above
91. 21st April 1725 Admission of Michael Welch and Conditional Surrender (mortgage) to Francis Westhorpe re the property as in 87 above. Recites the surrender of Edward Welch and his wife Jane, 14th March 1721/2, to use of Jane for life, then of the said Michael. Court of The Trustees of The South Sea Company. Steward was Thomas White, gent.
92. 29th April 1729 Surrender (out of court) of Jane Welch of Henham, widow, and Michael Welch of Epping, carpenter, to George Hills of Elsenham, grocer re the property as in 87 above
93. 13th Dec. 1757 Probate copy (15th June 1759) of the Will of Elizabeth Hills of Henham, widow. She devises property to her daughter Phebe Salmon for life, then to her grandson George Salmon and his heirs, in default of whom, to his brother John Salmon and his heirs; the daughter to pay out of the estate £ 1 each to testator’s sons Humphrey and Obediah, and daughter Elizabeth, £ 2 to son James, and £ 5 to son-in-law John Burr; personal effects to daughter Phebe; she appoints the latter two as executors
94. 5th Sept 1793 Contemporary copy of Conditional Surrender (mortgage) (out of court) of George Salmon butcher to Rev. John Pickersgill, minister, both of Finchingfield; with bond, in £ 50, for performance re the property as in 87 above, now used as two dwelling houses and in the occupation of John Salmon and Thomas Fuller
95. 1st June 1798 Contemporary copy of Conditional Surrender (mortgage) (out of court) of George Salmon to John Salmon of Henham, butcher; with written undertaking to pay £ 45 with interest re the property as at 87 above which is occupied by John Salmon and James Haines
96. 22nd. April 1823 Will of George Salmon of Henham. Devises to his brother William, his house and butchers, now in his own occupation, provided that his sister Mary continue to live there for life, and a messuage or tenement in the occupation of John Frances, appointed him executor; £ 2.10s. each to William and Phebe French
97. No date. Notes - Elizabeth Hills is the mother of Phebe the wife of John Salmon of Henham who had three sons - John, Gary, and William; John of Cheshunt the son of John Salmon had two daughters and two sons, John and George; John the son of John Salmon of Cheshunt had one son, John
98. 11th Feb. 1833 Certified information of William Stallibrass, churchwarden, that John , son of John & Phebe Salmon, was baptised on 21st July 1746 or 66 in the parish church of Henham
99. 30th May 1834 Agreement of John Salmon to release to William Henry Brook, of Newport, his right in a cottage at Henham, late in the occupation of William Salmon, now of Mr. Bird and Mr. Westwood, for £ 40, and acknowledging a deposit of £ 2 against same
100. 2nd Dec 1835 Bond, in £ 100, John Salmon of Bethnal Green, carpenter, to Henry Brook of Newport, surgeon & apothecary, that John Salmon was siezed of a good title of property as in 94 above at a time of surrender, and to execute any necessary deeds. Recites that surrender, 1st Dec. 1835, to Brook, of property in the occupation of James Frost, John Gunn, James Westwood, and William Deville.
101. Deeds of a freehold messuage called Bogg near Wood End Green, Henham
102. 10th & 11th July 1717 Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £ 60. Shadrack Coe of Henham, tailor, to Jonathan Robinson of Basingbourne, tailor re a messuage called Bogg near Wood End Green between the lands, late of John Bush deceased and now of Magdalen Bush, on the north side, and those of John Newland on the south side, in Henham
103. 27th Oct 1719 Lease for a year (with missing Release probably formed a Conveyance). Jonathan Robinson now of Henham to Peter Coote of same, yeoman, the property as in 101 above
104. 16th & 17th Oct 1724 Conveyance
(Lease & Release) for £ 12 from Henry Nottage of Henham, carpenter to Peter Coote re a piece of ground (22 perches), hereforeto an orchard, abg. west on Wood End Green, east on lands late of Lady Wright, north and south on land late of John Mead, in the occupation of vendor, in Henham. Coote to pay £ 11.3s.6d. to Thomas Savill, of Henham, yeoman in discharge of principal and interest on a mortgage of 20th Feb. 1723/4, and 16.s.6d. to Nottage. Covenant to levy a fine
105. 2nd May 1754 Probate copy (30th Nov.1756) of the Will of Peter Coote now of Stansted, gent. To his wife Elizabeth for life, a house in Henham which thereafter is to be sold and monies arising to be distributed equally between the testator’s five daughters
106. 10th & 11th June 1757 Conveyance (Lease & Release) on trusts
Elizabeth Coote of Elsenham, widow of Peter Coote
Mary Coote of Bishops Stortford spinster
John Pomfrett of same husbandman and wife Ann
William Clayden of Aythorpe Roding, blacksmith and wife Elizabeth
Richard Burnett of Bishops Stortford , lawyer, and wife Susan
John Coote of Radwinter, yeoman and wife Martha
(said Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Susan, and Martha being the five daughters and co-heirs of said Peter Coote deceased) to Richard Buck of Debden, carpenter, the property as in 103 above, now in the occupation of Thomas Monk and John Bacon. To Buck in trust to the use of Elizabeth Coote, widow, for life, and then of John Coote with whom daughters Mary, Ann, Elizabeth and Susan have contracted for sale at £ 8 each. Covenant to levy a fine.
107. Michelmas Term 1757 Final Concord.
Parties as in 106 above except that John Martin and his wife Ann also are joined as deforcs. Property by name of a messuage and land (10 acres) in Henham and Debden
108. Abstract of title of Henry Brook to the freehold and copyhold cottages (from 86 -100, 102 - 107 above) sold to Salisbury Baxendale esq. -
1. as to cottages (sometime called Bogg as at 102 - 107 above) and copyhold cottage (as at 86 -100 above) -
a. 27th Oct 1866 Will of Henry Brook of Newport, surgeon whereby he devised all real and personal estate to his son Henry (proved 12th June 1867, testator having died 9th Feb. 1867)
b. 13th Feb 1868 Succession Duty Account and receipt
c. 13th July 1878 mortgage for £ 150. Henry Brook to Joseph Thomas, and Turner, Collin, both of Saffron Walden, solicitors
2. as to copyhold cottage (as at 86-100 above) -
a. 11th July 1878 Admission out of court of Henry Brook as son and heir of Henry Brook re property as at 94 above
b. 13th July 1878 Conditional surrender (mortgage) (out of court) of Henry Brook to Joseph Thomas & Turner Collin re property as at 94 above
109. 30th Oct 1883 Letter of Henry Brook
as in 108 above to tenants William Willett, James Sprusen, John Frost, George Snow, widow Snow, and Abraham Smith, that he had sold the cottages occupied by them to Salisbury Baxendale
Deeds of a farm, both freehold and copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall’, in 1878 called ‘Smith’s Farm’ in Henham, 1617/18-1879
110. 27th Jan 1617/8 John Clarke of Oldmeade in Henham, yeoman, to Kenelm Burtoffe, of Henham, husbandman - a parcel of land (3 rods) in a common field called Coperdonfelde now Platts Field between land of John Perrie on the south, that of Henry Browne on the north, one head abg. on former, the other west on that of Thomas Mott. in Henham. Recites the will of John Clarke the father, 1st mar 1603, devising to feoffor, his son and his heirs all that messuage called Oldmeade and lands, both freehold and copyhold, late of his brother Richard Clarke deceased, and in default of such issue to other son William
111. 10th Dec. 1681/2 Feoffment for £ 9. Daniel Hammond senior, tailor, the son & heir of William Hammond, tailor, deceased, to John Smith, mercer, all of Henham - two pieces, each 1/2 acre, of land in Copperton field als. The Hide, both in Mill Shott, one between lands sometime of Lewis Covell on the south, those now of Richard Warner on the north, abg. east on Windmill Hill, and west on the lands of William Davis, the other between the lands of William Sollon on the south, those late of Robert Wright on the north, abg. east on the highway from Henham to Bishops Stortford, and west on the lands of William Davis, in Henham
112. 28th Oct 1682 Conveyance (Lease -missing, and Release) for £ 40.
William Wright and son Robert, both of Great Dunmow, yeomen, eldest son and heir, and grandson of William Wright, late of Woodendgreene, Henham, yeoman, deceased., to Richard Bush of Henham, carpenter re a parcel of land (4 acres), in a field lately called Coperdonfield now Plattsfield, between the lands of the manor of Pledgdon Hall in the occupation of Daniel Willey on the south, those late of John Wright and now of Francis Wright on the north, one head abg. east on those sometime of Thomas Meade, after of Thomas Stock and now in the occupation of Henry Staines, and those sometime of the said William Wright deceased, and now of John Smith, the other west on those of the Rectory of Henham now in the occupation of Henry Squire, land as in 110 above; both parcels in the occupation of William Davey, in Henham
113. 26th & 27th Mar 1718 Conveyance (Lease & Release) for £ 8.15s.
John Archer of Stondon, yeoman, to Richard Bush of Henham, carpenter re a parcel of land (1/2 acre) in Plattsfield, abg. west on lands late of Robert Dayve, now of Andrew Willey, east on those of John Woolley, in Henham
114. 23rd Oct 1735 Probate copy of the Will of Richard Bush of Henham, carpenter 21st July 1729. Devises to his son William, a cottage, in occupation of John Thoroughgood, in Henham; to his grandson Richard an orchard adjg. the house in Henham wherein the testator now dwells and in which Richard and William are to live; also they are each to have a half share of the testator’s messuage and lands in Henham, not already bequeathed, with which to discharge legacies, and Richard is to inherit after William’s decease
115. 9th May 1740 Mortgage (Demise for 500 years) for £ 40. Richard Bush of Henham, carpenter, grandson of Richard Bush deceased, to Nicholas Monke of Debden, yeoman re the land as in 111 & 112 above and in occupation of the mortgagor
116. 3rd Dec. 1771 Probate copy (3rd Dec 1771) of the Will of Richard Bush senior of Henham, carpenter, 16th April 1760 .Devises real chattels and personal estate to his son Richard on specified trusts; codicil 10th Sept 1771; devises cottage and premises in Henham, late of John Bush and now inhabited by William Wright, to his grandson James Bush, son of his daughter Agnes
117. 8th Aug 1778 Bond for £ 60. Richard Bush of Henham, yeoman, to John Mumford of Elsenham, yeoman for payment of £ 30 with interest at 4 1/2 % on 29th Feb 1779, principal specified in Mortgage (Demise) of even date
118. 26th April 1783 Release. Agnes Bacon, formerly Bush, widow to William Bush (eldest son & heir of Richard Bush junior, deceased). Consideration: payment of £ 20 legacy under 116 above
119. 2nd July 1783 Release.
James Bush to William Bush as in 116 above. Same consideration as in 116 above.
120. no date ( watermark 1821) schedule of unnamed property (appears to be extracted from a deed)
Freehold land as in 111 - 113; parcel of land or orchard (1 1/2 rods) and the barn thereon standing (on part of which said land a tenement called Riches formerly stood), hereforeto of Nicholas Bush, one head abg. north on a copyhold tenement sometime of Thomas Ewen, the other south on a piece of land formerly of William Mead, one side east on demesne lands of the manor of Henham Hall, the other west on Wardens Green, late in the occupation of Richard Bush deceased., now of Susan Bush, widow and William Bush, in Henham
Copyhold messuage wherein Thomas Brooks dwelt and where Robert Nevill now dwells and land (1 acre) in Coatmore Common Field, abg. north on lands of William Canning, south and east on those formerly of Margaret Wooley, and west on the road from Elsenham to Newport, to which messuage and land Richard Bush was admitted on surrender of Simon Smith; two parcels of land (1 acre 1 rd) and a pond in Platts Field, one adjg. Berry Hill between lands formerly of John Cox on the south, and those formerly of Francis Wright on the north, east on the road from Henham to Dunmow, the other parcel between lands formerly of Nicholas Martin esq.on the south, those formerly of George Brown on the north, abg. east on the footpath from Henham church to Pledgdon Hall, and west on the Mill Path running from Wood End Green to Henham windmill; parcels of land in Platts Common Field, first (5 rods) abg. east on the road from Henham to Broxted, west on the lands formerly of Sir John Blunt, and south on a parcel of land formerly of Richard Bush late grandfather of said Richard Bush, second (3 rods) abg. west on lands formerly of Mr. Wooley, north on a parcel of land late of Simon Franklin, south on land late of Richard Smith, and which was formerly the land of Robert Hammond; cottage at Wood End Green, late of Richard Bush and now of widow Bush; two parcels of land (2 acres) in Copperton Field als. Hide, one adjg. lands formerly of William Sollon on the north, abg. on the east on a headland formerly of Crabb, west on lands formerly of William Davey, the other parcel abg. on Mill Lane and formerly of Richard Bush; parcels of land in Howfield Common, first (5 rods) abg. south on Hyde Common, north on Deadmans Lane, west on a piece of land lately held by Simon Franklin, and east on lands late of Sir John Blunt, second (34 rods) abg. north on Deadmans, south on lands late of Sir John Blunt, east on the road from Henham to Elsenham, west on a piece of land late of Mr. Wooley, formerly of Richard Bush and his wife Ann, James Monk and his wife Agnes, and John Squire and his wife Mary; orchard which William Bush, late father of Timothy Bush, purchased of John Archer, late in occupation of Richard Bush, now of widow Bush; messuage late in the occupation of John Barnard and now of Samuel Phillips, carpenter; messuage at Wood End Green in tenure of Edward Monk; all copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, in Henham
121. 10th Oct 1822 Authority from John Bush to John Mumford, of Pledgdon Hall, to sell his estates in Henham
122. no date Sheet of accounts headed “Mr John Bush” apparently relating to monies received for the sale of land and disbursed in discharging a mortgage and legal costs; a Mr Canning and a Mr Mumford seem to have expended £ 230 and £ 37 respectively in purchasing property
123. 14th July 1824 Schedule of deeds received from a Thomas Pellatt: Admission of Richard Bush, 30th Sept 1673; Feoffment 30th Sept 1696, John Smith to Richard Bush, of two pieces of land in Copperton Field in Henham; Release in fee 27th Feb 1823, of land at Henham for securing a rent of £ 18, John Bush to John & Susan Mumford and trustees
124. Deeds of the copyhold part of a farm: a messuage and parcels of land called Platts Crofts and Bush Piece, all copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall 1717-1860
125. 4th Oct. 1717 Admission of Andrew Willey of Henham, yeoman, on surrender of Robert Dayve als. Johnson re three closes of land (4 acres) called Platts Crofts, piece of land (7 rods) called Bush Piece; both copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall in Henham. Recites that Robert is the heir of Robert Dayve als. Johnson who died siezed of above. Court of Carew Harvey als. Mildmay and Edward Carteret, esq., Steward: Henry Staines, gent
126. 30th June 1747 Admission of Sarah Willey re land as in 125 above. Recites surrender 3rd May 1731 of Andrew Willey to the use of his will 30th Nov. 1744 whereby he devised property to his daughter Sarah and her heirs and then, in default, to son John. Court of Samuel Feake esq.; Steward: Phillip Martin, gent.
127. 10th June 1775 Admission of John Willey re land as in 125 above. Recites 126 above and recites as therein: the marriage of Sarah Willey with Jerh. Perkins, clerk, and her death without issue wherefore the land descends to her brother John Willey, who surrenders to use of his will. Court of Mary and Ann Feake, spinsters; steward: Phillip Martin, gent
128. 27th April 1784 Admission of John Stock re land as in 125 above, late in the occupation of James Newland, publican, and now of himself. Recites 127 above, and the will of John Willey 12th Aug 1783, devising to nephew John Stock all his estates.
129. 31st. Oct 1831 Admission of John Mumford of Pledgdon Hall, farmer re land as in 125 above, now one close (measured at 5 acres 2 rods 1 perch); messuage late in the occupation of John Wilkinson and now of Henry Rist and William Carter, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall in Henham. Recites the death and will 27th July 1826 of George Canning late of Coldhams, Clavering, gent., admitted 22nd Oct 1821, instructing executors to sell copyholds; conveyance 9th Dec 1828, Maria Canning and William Nassau Bell, executors of property to John Mumford for £ 250. Court of John Samuel, Jane and Ann Charlotte Feake, infants, and Henrietta Elizabeth Sackville Glyn, widow.
130. 29th Feb. 1860 Admission of Alfred Lyles Mumford and George King re a messuage (2rods 4 perches) and land as in 129 above. Recites 129 above; the will of John Mumford 16th Jan 1856, devising copyhold piece of land called Townfields in Henham to trustees; testator died 26th Aug 1856, will proved 26th Sept 1856; deed poll, 11th Oct 1856 of William Canning renouncing executorship; order of the High Court of Chancery 26th mar 1858 in the case of A L Mumford (son & executor of deceased) and Fanny Sarah Mumford, spinster (infants per John James Mumford) v. George King (executor) that John Leverett of Saffron Walden, grocer and draper, be appointed new trustee and latter’s death 21st Oct 1859
131. 1877 Sale particular of Wood End Green Farm, Henham on instruction of James Smith
132. Letters Oct 1878 - Feb 1879 concerning the purchase of Smith’s Farm, Henham
133. 1878 Abstract of title of trustees for sale under the will of James Smith deceased to the farm and lands at Henham, part freehold, and part copyhold
1. 25th & 26th Oct 1839 Conveyance (Lease & Release) from £ 2,500
a. Joseph Perry of Clavering, b. James Smith of Debden, farmer, c. Robert Driver Thurgood of Saffron Walden
Several freehold closes of land hereforeto part of a farm and lands containing 35 acres, part freehold and part copyhold, formerly in the occupation of Richard Bush, then of Thomas Nottage: Knights Mead (1acre) abg. north, east and south on demesne lands of Henham Hall, southeast on the road from Little Henham to Newport , siding north on the road from Little Henham to the said field; four parcels of land (5 acres) enclosed together called Three Crofts between land formerly of William Moore on the north and west, that of Henham Parsonage on the south, and abg. east on Wood End Green Road; croft of land (5 acres) between Platts Field on south, parsonage land on north, abg. west on land formerly of William Smith called Platts Croft, and east on that formerly of Thomas Mead; croft of land (4 acres), sometime in two parcels, called Warrens Croft, abg. east on parsonage lands, and land formerly of the said Thomas Mead on every other part; close of land (1/2 acre), whereon a barn formerly stood, between Wood End Green Road on the east and land called Shortland on the west, abg. north on said Three Crofts; parcel of land (1 acres 5 perches) in Platts Field Commonbury Hill between lands formerly of John Wright on the south, abg. west on lands of Henham Parsonage, and east on those of Richard Cox; land, formerly part of waste of the manor of Henham Hall, at Wood End Green containing in length north to south 26 acres of assize, in width east to west 2 rods of assize abg. east on said waste, west on land of (a) extended to be hereby conveyed, and north on a pond adjg. said land on the south; all formerly in occupation of Thomas Nottage deceased, then of S. Thomas, in Henham.
Land ( 1 acre, parcel of 3 acres) in Platts Field; ground, whereon a tenement once stood, with appertaining garden and orchard, which has been laid into parcels of land heretofore described; two parcels of land (3 acres) called Allwoods, and two crofts (3 acres) called same; parcel of land (6 acres) in Platts Field on Bury Hill; all formerly in the occupation of Richard Bush, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, in Henham
Customary messuage and four appertaining parcels of land (8 acres) called Park Croft, formerly in the occupation of widow Collins, abg. south on Wood End Green , between Henham Park on the east and lands formerly of James Hellams, clerk, on the north and west; parcel of land (2 1/2 acres) called Long Croft and adjg. piece of land (2 1/2 acres) in Platts Field next to Long Croft Hedge; piece of land (7 rods) called Seven Road Piece on Bury Hill in Platts Field; all formerly in the tenure of James Bacon, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, in Henham
Land (1 acre) on Bury Hill in Platts Field and land (1 acre part of 1 1/2 acres) in same abg. east on Platts Lane; land (1 1/2 acres) next the freehold orchard formerly of John Newland on the south, and formerly in the occupation of Nathan Nottage; land (4 acres) on Bury Hill in Platts Field to which a. was admitted 31st Oct. 1831 following a conveyance from surviving trustee for sale under the will of Thomas Nottage deceased; land (6 acres) called Willmots formerly divided into Little Wellmans (2 acres 2 rods 11 perches) abg. north and northeast on land of Henham Lodge, west on that of Radcliffe Pearl Todd, south partly on Great Wellmans and partly on land of a., late of the said Thomas Nottage deceased, formerly Strands, and then laid into Little Wellmans (3 acres 25 perches), and the other part called Great Wellmans ( 3a. 3r.30p.), abg. north on last mentioned land called Little Wellmans, west on land of said Radcliffe Todd, south on Tom King’s Field, east on land of a., formerly of Thomas Nottage deceased, hereafter conveyed, then laid into Great Wellmans, the whole of which field called Great Wellmans containing 4a 1r.13p; Tom King’s Field (3r 30p) abg. north on Great Wellmans, west on land of said Todd, and south on the road to Thaxted; The Orchard (1r.13p) abg. north on land of a., formerly of Thomas Nottage deceased, east on homestead of same, and south on the road to Thaxted; land (2a.2r.15p) in Platts Common between lands of a. already described on north and south; all, to which a. was admitted 17th July 1833 on surrender of William Canning, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall, in Henham. Recites that b. has contracted with a. for sale of freehold at £ 510 and copyhold at £ 1,990; conveyance (Lease & Release) 13,14 Jan 1831, James Pavitt to a. of all freeholds.
2. 26th Oct 1839 Surrender out of court of Joseph Perry to James Smith(both as in sub 1 above)
3. 15th Oct 1841 Admission of James Smith as in sub 1 above - copyhold property as in sub 1 above
4. Extract from Henham Enclosure Award to James Smith
5. 23 Oct 1847 Will of James Smith (as in sub 1 above), then of Stambourne Hall, farmer, devising to his wife an annuity of £ 100 out of Henham estate which he devised to his son James
6. 4th Jan 1867 Admission of James, son of James Smith - copyhold property as in sub 1 above; land allotted in sub 4 above
7. 6th April 1867 Mortgage for £ 800. James Smith (as in sub 6 above) to William Newport of Widdington - freehold land as in sub 1 above except those parts allotted by the Enclosure Award to persons other than James Smith , the father, deceased, and those allotted to him; copyhold land as in sub 1 above with some exceptions
8. 29th April 1867 Out of court conditional surrender (mortgage) of James Smith (as in sub 6 above) to William Newport (as in sub 7 above) - copyhold land as in sub 7 above
9. 29th Jan 1870 Deed of additional mortgage for £ 220 - James Smith (as in sub 6 above) to William Newport (as in sub 7 above) re the property as in sub 7 above. Recites sub 7 & sub 8
10. 15th June 1872 Assignment of a mortgage re the property in sub 7 above
a. Thomas Newport junior of Henham, farmer
b. James Smith (as in sub 6 above)
c. William Rolfe of Meesden, Herts, farmer
a. to c. with b’s consent. Recites sub 7 -sub 9; will of William Newport 2nd April 1864 appointing his brother Thomas Newport senior and nephew, a., trustees and executors, devising to them all property mortgaged to him, and codicil thereto, 23rd Oct 1871; appointing a. sole executor; testator’s death 9th Oct 1871; will proved 12th Feb. 1872; that all principal and interest due under sub 7 above and sub 9 above had been paid off and that c. had agreed to an advance of £ 1,000 to b.
11. 15th June 1872 Conditional surrender (mortgage out of court of James Smith (as in sub 6 above) to William Rolfe (as in sub 10 above) re the copyhold property as in sub 7 above
12. 16th Jan 1874 Deed of additional mortgage for £ 150. James Smith to William Rolfe re the copyhold property as in sub 7 above
13. 11th Aug 1874 Mortgage for £ 400. James Smith to Stephen Austen Wilson of Ickledon, Cambs., farmer re the copyhold property as in sub 7 above
14. 11th Aug. 1874 Conditional surrender (mortgage out of court of James Smith (as in sub 6 above) to Stephen Austen Wilson of Ickledon, Cambs., farmer re the copyhold property as in sub 7 above
15. 16th Feb. 1875 Deed of additional mortgage for £ 200. James Smith ( as in sub 6 above) to Stephen Austen Wilson of Ickledon, Cambs., farmer re the copyhold property as in sub 7 above. Recites sub 13 above and that principal and interest thereon is still due
16. 12th Sept 1877 Will of James Smith appointing his wife Lydia and Richard D. Thurgood trustees for the sale of his freehold and copyhold estates. Testator died 13th Oct 1877, will proved 14th Nov. 1877.
Freehold part formerly Mumfords
17. 8th Aug. 1778 Mortgage (Demise for 500 years) Richard Bush of Henham, yeoman (only son and heir and devisee of Richard Bush late of same, carpenter, deceased) and wife Susan to John Mumford of Elsenham, yeoman re a parcel of land (4 acres) as in 112 above. Covenant of levy a fine with John Walleage and wife Sarah, Robert Taylor, Simon King and wife Susan to Mumford
18. 17th Sept 1783 Assignment of a mortgage with additional borrowing of £ 64 on same security. John Mumford; Susan Bush widow and son William; Daniel Mumford of St Martins in The Fields, Westminster, land surveyor
land as in sub 17 above
19. 26th & 27th. Feb. 1823 Conveyance (Lease & Release)
a. John Bush of Henham, carpenter
b. Susan Mumford of Greville Street, St. Andrew, Holborn, widow of Daniel Mumford, and John Dayley, of same, land surveyor (executrix & executor of the will of said Daniel Mumford)
c. Andrew Duncan of Grays Inn
d. John Mumford of Ebury Str., Chelsea re land as in 17 above now measured at
20. 16th Jan 1856 The Will of John Mumford devising to his son John James Mumford freehold messuage at Pledgdon Green, in the occupation of James Palmer and Samuel Woodcock, and to trustees, William Canning of Old Mead, Henham; George King of Saffron Walden, auctioneer; and son Alfred Lyles Mumford, freehold and leasehold property on trust to take issues until his farming business should discontinue and then to sell, and also copyhold field called Townfield in Henham and all other copyholds to their appointment or, for default thereof, their use on trust to sell (testator died 26th Aug.; will proved in PCC 26th Sept 1856).
Copyhold part formerly Mumfords
21. 4th Mar. 1817 Will of John Stock, devising to nephew Daniel Mumford, a parcel of land (7r) on Hyde Common, and to his wife Mary a freehold cottage, both in Henham…………..
22. 30th Dec. 1820 Conveyance for £ 210. John White of Church Hall, Broxted and Edward Parris of White Roothing to George Canning of Coldhams, Clavering, gent. re the property as in 129 above
23. 22nd Oct 1821 Admission of George Canning re the property as in 129 above
24. 27th July 1826. The Will of George Canning appointing his wife Maria and brother-in-law William Bell as trustees for the sale of his estates copyhold of the manors of Henham Hall and of Clavering with Langleys (proved by widow alone on 20th June 1828, and by Bell on 11th Nov. 1828)
Freehold and Copyhold formerly Mumfords
25. 24th Mar. 1860 Conveyance for £ 425.George King and Alfred Lyles Mumford to James Smith re a freehold allotment as in (?); Platts Croft as in 129 above
134. Papers relating to , and deeds of, properties, inc. Little Henham Hall
Farm, purchased by Joseph Baxendale in 1864 of Henry Wyld Jackson in Henham and Ugley, 1824 - 1864
135. 30th Aug 1860 Agreement for tenancy. Henry Wyld Jackson of Haverhill, Suffolk, gent.;, with Charles Marshall of Henham, farmer re a messuage, cottage and lands (175 acres) in Marshall’s occupation in Henham. For 14 years from Michelmas 1860 at £ 200 yearly
136. 1st July 1864 Agreement for sale at £ 5,300. Henry Wyld Jackson with Joseph Baxendale re a messuage and farm called Little Henham Hall Farm and land (170 acres) with cottages and buildings thereon, in the occupation of Charles Marshall in Henham and Debden ( 40 acres whereof, with certain cottages, are copyhold of the manors of Henham Hall and Rectory of Henham als. Pledgdon Cannons, and 12 acres of the manor of Amberden Hall in Debden)
137. 1st July 1864 Agreement for sale at £ 2,500. Same parties as at 136 above. Messuage or tenement with adjg. barn, in the occupation of Dennis as under-tenant of George Bush, in Henham, and several closes of land (48 acres), all let to said Bush as yearly tenant, in Henham and Chickney; copyhold cottage in the occupation of William Brand in Henham (c. 20 acres of which land is copyhold of the manors of Henham Hall and the Rectory of Henham als . Pledgdon Cannons)
138. 15th Oct. 1864. Declaration of Radcliffe Pearl Todd of Sturmer Hall, esq., that he is 72 years old, his first wife was Mary Canning, the daughter and only child of John Canning formerly of Henham, and wife Mary, and niece of Ann Guyver of Sturmer, spinster and that lands in annexed plan called Little Henham Hall Farm in Henham, Debden and Chickney were devised by George Guyver in his will to daughters Mary and said Ann; former, who married the said John Canning, and the latter both devised their moieties to Todd’s daughter Mary, now wife of Henry Wyld Jackson by marriage in 1855, and that property, contracted to be sold to Joseph Baxendale, has been in possession of said Jackson and wife Mary since the marriage settlement.
139. Deeds of a field called Sparleys and an allotment on Platts Common, Henham 1812 - 1862
140. 20th Nov. 1812 Admission of John Barker of Henham, victualler, on surrender of Henry Bacon for £ 180 re a parcel of land (6 acres) called Sparleys, formerly in the occupation of Henry Bacon, copyhold of the manor of Henham Hall in Henham. Surrenders to use of his will. Recites presentment 25th May 1803 of the death of Henry Bacon and admission of son and heir Henry
141. c. 1859 Extract from that part of Henham Enclosure Award 1850 allotting land to Elizabeth Barker
142. 1862 Sale particulars -
a. The Star public house
b. two freehold cottages
c. a double tenement
d. allotment of land
e. field as in 140 above.
On dorso, pro forma declaration of purchase of d and e. by Joseph Baxendale on 31st July 1862 for £ 345
143. 1862 Abstract of title of Thomas Heard as surviving trustee for sale, under the will of John Barker, of lots d & e in 142 above
as to 142 lot d above
1. 10th May 1813 Admission of John Barkeras husband and heir of Anne Barker .Recites the will of Anne Barker 27th Feb. 1808 devising to husband copyhold estates known as ‘Star and Garter’ and that she died siezed inter alia of a parcel of land (5rods) in Platts Field, and two parcels of land (1 acre) in Copperton Field in Henham. Surrenders to use of his will.
2. 2nd Sept. 1837 The Will of John Barker devising all estates to Joseph Bacon and Thomas heard in trust to sell for youngest child attaining majority (testator died 15th Aug. 1845
3. 28th Oct.1846 Admission of Thomas Heard
4. 28th Oct. 1846 Deed poll of Henry Bacon of Broxted, tailor, grandson and heir at law of James Newland and only bother and heir at law of Ann Barker nee Bacon releasing property to Thomas Heard as in 2 on trusts of 2
5. re lot e - then recites for other parcel
6. 28th Oct. 1846 Conditional surrender (mortgage) out of court of Thomas Heard to Mary King of Saffron Walden for £ 200
7. 12th Oct. 1853 Letters of Administrationof goods and chattels of Mary King granted by PCC to her brother John Portway of Great Sampford. gent.
144. 13th Nov 1862 Contemporary copy, amended order of Enclosure Commissioners that No. 55 allotted to Elizabeth Barker should have been to Thomas Heard as trustee of the will of John Barker deceased
145. 6th Dec. 1862 Surrender out of court of Thomas Heard of Henham, wheelwright,
to Joseph Baxendale for £ 345 re property as in 143 above
146. 6th Dec .1842 Deed of covenant.
2. William Robert Hawkes of Bishops Stortford, common brewer
3. Joseph Baxendale
That Heard has good title; that Hawkes (as purchaser of the majority of the estate from Heard will preserve and produce, at request, ….and that Charlotte, youngest child of John Barker was 21 on 12 Mar. 1857
Misc papers of The Henham Estate c. 1849 - 1872
147. no date but watermark 1849. Rental of the manor of Henham Hall giving tenants, dates of admission, properties, acreages, tenure and amounts of rent. Documents relating to building work at Little Henham Hall and Parsonage Farm 1869 - 1872
148.1870 Bill of fees, F. Chancellor to Joseph Baxendale for the management of building work at Little Henham Hall March 1869-1870 including preparing plans for new house and homestead and supervising the work of Cole Brothers of Thaxted
149. 1870 Ditto for work at Henham Parsonage Farm 1870 including surveying ruins of fire and advising on new buildings, discussions when it was proposed to alter plan in consequence of footpaths, and supervision of Cole Brothers
150. 17th Nov. 1871Statement of accounts relating to Little Henham Hall and Parsonage Farms show costs to have been £ 2,728.2s.2d. and £ 1,019.12s.6d. respectively
151 1870 - 1872 One bundle of receipts and letters for payments on account to Cole Brothers for work at Parsonage Farm
152. 1870 - 1872 Ditto for Little Henham Hall